Lady DT
25 January 2016 @ 01:24 am
 
I'm keeping the basic story intact, but I'm revising names and all that. I didn't like the old names. They didn't flow well and I think I've grown a slight bit more in my character names.

Daniyel Everart ---> Maxian le Renaulf
Jean Michel Everart ------> Gerard le Renaulf
Elisabetta de Loacharno --------> Romanda de la Marietti
Lucille Everart-------> Cahlette le Renaulf

There is another supporting character who is entirely new. She's currently going by the name Dora but again I used my old naming method for her.

Also trying to think of a new name for the continent there are on. Right now in my notes, I am calling it Kentrole. I like it because it kinda sounds like control *Janet Jackson voice*
 
 
 
 
Lady DT
03 January 2014 @ 06:33 am
 
Ok on the Lord and the Duchess. I am eliminating chapters from the side characters and instead focusing on Elisabetta (the Duchess), Daniyel (the Lord), and Jean Michele (the Duke) as the main story is really about them and the rest of the stuff I had in my outline was subplot. That story can wait and right now it's all a mash and I'm like 15K and 50 pages in and she's just about to arrive to the fucking place. So basically I'm gonna start over.

Right now I'm shooting for the book to hit 70-80K maybe? I have to break down the wordcount into little goals or otherwise that number seems impossibly big to me. It's like how I read. If it's a big book break it down. 100 pgs one hr. 100 more the next. I find I work better that way.

I wrote a sestina but it makes no damn sense but I think the form is better this time around than the one I did on Matilide and Stefano. But it makes no sense so I will be working on it. I need to look through my past drafts for the month of December and then work on them. Ay!
 
 
 
 
Lady DT
04 April 2013 @ 03:23 am
 
Hey two posts in four hours? I've done worst.

I was talking to my computer expert (Martel) and I was discussing stuff with him. He was telling me how to replace my internal hard drive. I seriously need a new one because the current has only like 19 GB and I don't know what else to delete. So I'm going to buy this. It'll probably end up being 900 and something GB in actuality, but that's way more than this thing came with.

I played Medieval today. I have a few pictures to share with you guys.

Lady Horacia of Albibi

This is one of my Hero Sims. Her name is Horacia Alcheri. I based her on the wife of Stefan in some of the stories that take place before current time in the TMC verse.

Albibi

This is Albibi. I named if after Horacia's homeland in the series.

Chatting

Wildflowers

Fight

Macking

Gruel

For Hire

Horacia went out to pick wildflowers were she encountered a bandit. They dueled. She won that mofo. She did some often stuff like gather stone and went to the village where one of her people told her they were getting bullied, so she sent the woman to the stocks haha.

Then she returned home and macked on the lady merchant before talking to her advisers and things and sending out for hire.

I really like this game haha. I finished my first quest.
 
 
 
 
Lady DT
29 March 2013 @ 04:58 pm
 
Anna Everart (B) TS3 Version

This is how imagine Anna to look like. She has a thin face and she thinks her best feature are her eyes.

Henri du Bois (B) TS3 Version

I'm not completely happy with Henri though. He looks similar to this in my head, but at the point that he meets Anna he's more athletic and bulky. Oh and he doesn't have a piercing, I was just lazy and I didn't feel like removing that.

All I Want Is You

They are engaged in the game, but Henri has the Commitment Issues and the Irresistible trait, so yeah.
 
 
 
 
Lady DT
28 March 2013 @ 07:16 pm
 
Amelie du Bois (B) Marguerite du Bois (B)

Though Amelie and Marguerite were raised together, the two couldn't be more different. Amelie is fun lovely, bubbly and full of life and Marguerite is the shyer of the two. The two share their father's deep brown eyes, but Amelie takes highly after her mother, Queen Elisabeth.

Amelie is the blonde one, Marguerite is the brunette.

I decided to make Sim versions of some of my characters. I started downloading period clothes AFTER I had started the game and had decided to do this, so that is why they are in contemporary clothing. Marguerite is wearing something that I recolored as practice, but I can still spot some of the original color at the seams, so I'm going to practice some more.
 
 
 
 
Lady DT
21 March 2013 @ 08:53 pm
 
Hey guys. I got a late start on my schedule though I woke up early and had breakfast, but I went back to sleep before waking up around 11 am and taking a bath and reading 50 pages of Scandalous Desires.

Anyway it was about an hour later that I fired up the game. I had intended to play until Deb and Ash became teens, but there was another birthday that needed to be celebrated plus a holiday.

Boogy Woogy

Holly wanted to dance, so I let her do that. I have to say that dance floor is ultra cute.

I'll Take That One

I had Aaron got get some food because I like having them eat foods okay?

Ash Egg Hunting Deb Egg Hunting

The twins went egg hunting.

Face Painting

And Ash got his face painted. Deb also took a greeting card photo with her Dad. Holly was still dancing.

Happy Middle Age Holly!

They celebrated Holly's birthday when they got home.

New Hairdo

Terrible picture, but she still looks good for a woman with five kids right?

I also wrote today. I don't know but I've been writing more pieces taking place back in what I've termed the "Tenabara" period. The central character is Stefan. I usually work more with the female characters, but Stefan is interesting to write considering his background and the people in his life and his motivations. So I think I'm going to explore his world more and his relationships or lack therefore of.

Preparing to watch Scandal. I missed TVD because...idk my head is not on straight today.
 
 
Current Mood: calm
 
 
Lady DT
07 February 2013 @ 03:25 am
Day 25: Do any of your char­ac­ters have pets? Tell us about them.

I remember I mentioned that Elisabeth had a cat at one point. But the cat was really just a plot device so she would have a reason to come into contact with her crush.

But Mari does have two cats based as they were on the two cats I owned when I about sixteen. I really enjoy writing Nettie, Gigi is a little diva haha.
 
 
 
 
Lady DT
01 February 2013 @ 12:12 am
Day 19: Favorite minor that decided to shove him­self into the spot­light.

I had to think about this one for a minute. But after rejecting two previous candidates, I settled on Colette Cx3.

Colette first appeared in a piece about Cosette. Really she was just a woman that Gilles was flirting with to make Cosette jealous. Sometime after I decided that she and Gilles would be married after Cosette married Henri. I didn't really start to develop her until the very end of last year. I think she's my favorite because she's defined so much by her deep sated love for Gilles. I'm still exploring why exactly she loves him so much as she had a husband before Gilles. I'm working on her and interested to see where it leads her.

I'm going out today. I should be in bed right now, but I'm going to stay up for the moment. Trust me I will wake up regardless when it comes to money and shopping haha :P
 
 
 
 
Lady DT
28 January 2013 @ 08:55 pm
 
I realized as I was looking at my LJ that besides the meme, I haven't really updated much. Well let's make this entry the update.

Writing wise, I've written 21,628 words this month. That's not bad, but I was going for 30,000. Some day I only wrote half of my daily goal, but I'm pretty happy with what I have this month.

I've also been developing the countries and religions outside of Adeodata. There are two "discovered" continents, Aigiria and Abera or "The Heart Isles". They haven't really came into the story fully but both of them will be major players sometime soon. But I want to write about them, I just need to do some more fleshing out.

Reading wise, I'm currently on my sixth book of the year. I want to try to finish it before January is over, so it can count towards January. My sort of goal is to read 5 books a month, if not more, but it's not a hard fast rule.

My sleeping schedule is still out of whack. I took my meds last night, but I didn't fall asleep until like 6 and I slept most of the day. I even missed the premiere of the Carrie Diaries, though I woke up long enough to actually change the channel to the CW.

Everyone here is alright. Bisco is doing well. His little mini me will not leave him alone. I call him Chip because he reminds me of chocolate chip ice cream. He's really cute.
 
 
 
 
Lady DT
23 January 2013 @ 01:53 am
Day 12: Best Scene: Attack of the Clones

No video because I had a hell of time trying to find it, but here's the dialogue from my favorite scene of AOTC:


Anakin Skywalker: From the moment I met you, all those years ago, not a day has gone by when I haven't thought of you. And now that I'm with you again... I'm in agony. The closer I get to you, the worse it gets. The thought of not being with you... I can't breathe. I'm haunted by the kiss that you should never have given me. My heart is beating... hoping that kiss will not become a scar. You are in my very soul, tormenting me... what can I do? I will do anything you ask. If you are suffering as much as I am, please tell me.

Padmé Amidala: I can't... We can't... It's not possible.

Skywalker: Anything is possible, Padmé. Listen to me...

Amidala: No, you listen! We live in a real world; come back to it. You're studying to become a Jedi, I'm... I'm a senator. If you follow your thoughts through to conclusion, they will take us to a place we cannot go, regardless of the way we feel about each other.

Skywalker: Then you do feel something!

Amidala: I will not let you give up your future for me.

Skywalker: You're asking me to be rational. That is something that I know I cannot do. Believe me, I wish that I could just wish away my feelings, but I can't.

Amidala: I will not give into this.

Skywalker: Well, you know, it... it wouldn't have to be that way. We could keep it a secret.

Amidala: We'd be living a lie, one that we couldn't keep, even if we wanted to. I couldn't do that. Could you, Anakin? Could you live like that?

Skywalker: No. You're right. It would destroy us all.


This scene. I think it is heavy on the foreshadowing of their relationship. They both know what they're getting into and yet decide to do it anyway after all is said and done. I just don't think they could stay away from each other, you know?

Day 10: What are some really weird sit­u­a­tions your char­ac­ters have been in?

I didn't know how I was going to answer this, but then I remember a scene a wrote last year.

Henri (the king) comes to the Everart estate. Not to see the woman carrying his child and his mistress of three years, Marie Everart, but instead he comes to see her younger sister, Anna. Yeah...and you know I haven't written the situations where Bertrand (Henri's half brother and Marie's future husband) and Henri and Marie AND Anna are in the setting or whatever. Then there's the fact that Henri is also the uncle of his own kids because Marie married his brother. Yeah things get convoluted around these particular families.

I am almost finished TPM! I am really enjoying it you guys, I can't believe it took me this long to really love it. I wish I had went out and saw in 3-D. I'm debating going to see AOTC, but I know that I will have to break out of these four walls to see ROTS. And I'm taking my mother with me. Sorry Mom, you'll have to sit through it for a third time haha.
 
 
 
 
Lady DT
Day 11: Best Scene: The Phantom Menace



Now some of y'all know that TPM is probably my least favorite movie out of all six of them. But it does have some cute little moments like above when Anakin meets Padme. I like it because it's simple. They're basically kids in this scene and knowing how their relationships ends, it nice to look at the good times.

Day 9: How do you get ideas for your char­ac­ters? Describe the process of cre­at­ing them

It's sort of different for some characters. With Elisabeth (Generation C) she formed in my head long before her world or any of her relatives. With Chloe Parker (From Ashwood Girls) she formed in response to a prompt and she sort of took on her own life from there.

Like the first part of the process lately has been the names. I'll find names and throw them together. Some character's backstories are already there like with Elisbaeth, but others? I'm still coming up with backstories for some characters.

And lastly. I was on ONTD as always and someone posted a link to this webseries called The Most Popular Girls ever and omg you guys. I watched all 13 of those motherfucking episodes in like two hours. FUCK! I gut laughed a few times and I don't even know why.
 
 
 
 
Lady DT
18 January 2013 @ 02:29 am
Day 7: Most Powerful Quote

I don't think this quote shows up in any of the films. Rather it's from the EU and when I went searching for it, I found out it was from the novelization of Revenge of the Sith. I only skimmed that book like eight years ago, but this quote has stayed with me over the years.

I'm paraphrasing here but it is: Even the stars die out.

That quote kind of sums up Anakin for me. He tried so hard to protect those he loved, but they ended up hurt. Even though I don't agree completely with Yoda's words to him after he has the dream, I think they make sense. Everyone and everything must die one day. I think what Yoda was trying to get across is that you should enjoy your time with them, you know. But of course Anakin didn't listen and ended up fulfilling the thing he tried to put a stop to, so yeah.

Day 5: By age, who are your youngest /oldest char­ac­ters?

Well at current time (Maybe 1150 or so, it jumps back and forward), the youngest named characters are around 4 to 6 in TMC?

In Mari, there's Daniel's siblings around that same age.

As for the oldest? Elisabetta is in her 80s in the early '50s, so yeah she's the oldest at the moment.
 
 
 
 
Lady DT
16 January 2013 @ 11:54 pm
Day 6: Favorite Planet

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I really like Naboo. While I was searching for pics of the planet, I went to the page for it on the SW wiki and read through it. I like how they focus on art and all that grand stuff and I like that they elect their monarchs in terms. Also Naboo looks like a really nice planet to live on.

Day 4: Your first/story characters

I'm not sure if it was my first story, but I remember that it was the one that I first wrote down. It was the first draft of TMC all the way back in 2002 or so, whenever I got my first computer. The characters don't resemble their current versions much, but it was the same idea with a royal family and their hijinks and lots of badly written sex. Yeah haha.
 
 
Current Music: Won't Go Home Without You by Maroon 5
 
 
Lady DT
14 January 2013 @ 01:45 am
Writing this time. I haven't done one since like...last year I think? So it's past time for a new one. The full meme can be found here.

Day 1: Your favorite writ­ing project/universe that you’ve worked with.

Hmm I'll probably go with TMC (The Mondian Chronicles) though I love all my projects. But with this one I get to...how should I put it? I get to indulge my worldbuilding knack, which I wasn't even aware that I had UNTIL I started doing it with this universe.

And then I also like that I get to sorta write history? The world at its current point and date is similar to the 16th century in Europe. I've always loved the Renaissance and so I think it's natural that I want to set something in that time.

Then there's royalty. Though I wasn't the girl that wanted to be a princess, I was always fascinated by them. Not the Disney princesses so much, but the real ones like Anastasia and how their lives seemed to be so tragic, you know what I mean?

So yeah, TMC hits a lot of points for me.
 
 
 
 
Lady DT
04 January 2013 @ 03:48 pm
 
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My mom just got back from the grocery store. I actually heard the bus stop by the house and I was thinking she was probably on it and then my phone rang and I knew it was her.

I opened the door and Bisco meowed his hello. He followed me almost to the bus stop, but I told him to stop because of course it's near the road and I don't want another Hannah situation and thankfully he listened haha. Bisco is a really smart cat.

Last night, I started a timeline in excel of Mondian History. I posted the beginnings of it here. I plan on doing one for every country in the Munda universe.

I haven't written anything yet. I've been up since 1, but I still feel kind of tired, which I don't understand at all. I need an energy drink or something.
 
 
Current Mood: blah
 
 
Lady DT
06 December 2012 @ 10:52 pm
 
Alright Major Spoilers for a show. Random babbling about others. )

I finally did write. Two pieces featuring Gilles and the women in his life. These were for the PostSecret challenge at [livejournal.com profile] writerverse. Today much be one of my off days because I struggled to meet the 200 minimum with the second one. I'm going to post them tomorrow (Or maybe tonight, idk) along with all the other fics I've written over the past few days that are in other places.

I've been calling my dad but he hasn't been picking up. Like what's up Dad? Are you too busy? Too busy for your daughter? I just want to see if you're alright and to see how school is doing.

We're getting a new modem. I finally called Comcast because I got fed up. After they sent a signal to the thing and it still didn't pop back on, he realized that the modem was acting slow, so we're getting a new one. The technician is coming over on Saturday and it won't cost anything because we have some kind of insurance, but yay anyway.
 
 
 
 
Lady DT
05 December 2012 @ 09:17 pm
 
The kids are over here. You guys will not believe this, but I was playing my music and Beez in the Trap came on and my 7 year old niece starts singing along to it! Of course she didn't say the curse words, but damn that surprised me. Like who else is reckless like me and plays uncensored rap in front of her? I bet it was Alphonso or probably Chance haha.

I wrote 1,099 words today and either today or yesterday, I added more dates to the timeline over at [personal profile] mondian_chronicler. Mostly birthdates and few deathdates. I am dreading on working on that damn index, but it has to be done. I have written around 330 fics plus 5 AU fics for TMC since this time last year. Can you believe that shit? I mean damn if I keep going at this rate, it'll be around 700 fics this time next year. Aw shit.

I also featured Aishe Moreau in a piece written for [livejournal.com profile] runaway_tales. Aishe in this world would be Romani. She lives in a village in Monde with her mother and five brothers and sisters. All the kids' father was a Mondian nobleman. Aishe is going to the city to ~follow her dreams~ but also to try to meet her father. I have plans for her.

I started reading Wondrous Strange today. It's a young adult book featuring fairies. The book cover is just so beautiful. I'm only about 30 pages into it, but I like it so far. I finished Cloudy with a Chance of Marriage this morning. I really enjoyed it, though I could see how some people may have thought the beginning was kind of like a parody. It was fluffy, but then the other books were as well. You want angst? That's where Elizabeth Hoyt comes in haha. I love her books though.
 
 
 
 
Lady DT
21 November 2012 @ 06:23 pm
Ugh  
I worked a tiny bit on the index of doom. While doing this I noticed that some fics were there, while their partner was missing. So I sat my ass down and wrote down the fics I need to add to the index along with the many that have no presence on it.

Just A Complete Mess TBH )

Still haven't written anything yet :(
 
 
 
 
Lady DT
01 June 2012 @ 08:56 pm
 
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This color is Gone Grey by Sally Hansen. I bought another grey, but I'm kind of partial to Sally's for some reason. It probably won't last too long, but I'm going to put a hardener over it and see if that helps.

I also tried out the hair products I bought. It's called Twista Sista. My hair definitely feels softer, but we'll see if it helps the frizz like it claims. I have another product, but I haven't put it in yet.

I didn't get in any writing today, but I'm going to go heavy duty tomorrow. I ordered a few books from Amazon that I'm using for research for the Munda Chronicles, especially the Oxford Dictionary of the Renaissance. It has 912 pages and over 3,000 entries! I cannot wait to get my hands on that book!

Now I need to finish paying some bills and get the envelopes to send them off and I'll be done. Oh and I need to eat dinner. Chicken here I come!
 
 
 
 
Lady DT
23 May 2012 @ 02:05 pm
 
First posts are up [community profile] munda_wiki/[livejournal.com profile] munda_wiki. I took inspiration from Wikipedia with the stats. Henri was first since he's King during most of the stories. Next with be the wives, which after I make their posts, I'll link them to Henri's and their children. I'm going to add bios too, but I need to reformat from the original bios.

I haven't written anything yet today and I may give myself a day off, but I'll probably get some out later on. I always underestimate myself. Though I feel particularly lazy.