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Yay! From the email:

"Zodico House is known for its talent in - and love of - music."

Now, that's funny. Me? Love of music? LOL.

In other news, got my chapter back from NSS, and she liked it *yay*. So I'll do the corrections and submit it sometime tonight or in the morning.

Had a luvverly day, even though I woke up with a sore throat and flu-like aching skin. After feeding myself plenty of Vitamin C, I'm feeling well enough, though, to spend a bit of time on the net. [livejournal.com profile] blue_paris and I went to TGIF for lunch, while Dorkboy and Little Man went to the tennis court in the park. Then we walked up to Oxford Circus, popped into Godiva's and the Apple Store, where I still didn't find the connector piece for the mic so I could record on the iPod. Oh well. One day, I'll find it. I couldn't have talked much today anyways because my throat is hurting.

We also popped into Waterstones on Oxford Street, and Sara found a book on design of Caf├ęs and Bars, and I found one on song-writing.

I've not done any writing today, but have spent quite some time pondering the progression of my audio project, and I feel I'm getting somewhere. I like the music I've done for it so far, even if I say so myself. I really need the rhythm pack for GarageBand, so I can do some jazzy House Anthems for PR.
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I've created the community here: http://community.livejournal.com/phoenix_sshg/profile

Please join and feel free to promote it all over the place. And can someone please come forward as a co-mod, pretty please? With my technologically challenged mind, plus my travel/relocation plans in the very near future, I'd feel much better if I'm not alone here.
lady_karelia: (Phoenix Rising)
I've been thinking about upcoming stories to write. I've signed up for the Paintbrush and Quill Society at Phoenix Rising, which I'm rather excited about. Have not received the assignment so far, and I think the deadline is sometime in December. Then there is WM, which I'm currently writing at the rate of roughly 500 words a day. So far, I haven't deviated too far from the outline, but then again, I never know what The Muse decides.

There is the likelihood of a Christmas HG/SS Exchange, which I'd love to participate in. Firstly, it was great fun, and secondly, it was a great challenge that taught me a lot. I'd love to see that I can do better next time. I'm not exactly unhappy with the outcome of my story, but I hope I can do better, ie. write something a little bit deeper.

Doing all of the above seems quite a task, especially considering that we'll be moving from one continent to another in the next six to eight weeks. On the other hand, of course, moving half way across the world means plenty of time in an airplane, with plenty of time to write.

Now, to Phoenix Rising. I saw on phoenix_chat that someone already created a community for one ship, I think it's Snarry. Should we create one for Snermione shippers? We could pimp it both on LJ and on the PR forum, and I think it would be fun getting to know those who attend before the event. What do ya'll think?

We played around with the Macbook, or rather, with its built-in camera and snapshot feature - I'm sharing the fun below.



The "x-ray" mode



The "comic" mode
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London. Hm. Dunno how to describe it. People seem to be getting more agressive every time I visit. But there is Mysteries, The Gap, and Neil's Yard Remedies, and there simply isn't any equivalent of either of those in Germland.

Then, there is my new toy. A sparkling white macbook. *preens* It is beautiful. It has GarageBand the latest version. And the entire iLife. So I'm happy. Very happy.

So, yeah. I'm one happy person.

As started by [personal profile] hogwartshoney, and followed up by [profile] charmed310, here's my list of people I would absolutely llllllove to meet at Phoenix Rising:

[personal profile] bambu345 - Not only the very best writer in the fandom, but a wonderful person as well - compassionate, willing to share joy to multiply it and willing to share pain to minimise it. What more can I say.

[personal profile] notsosaintly - She is the one who keeps me writing. Now, of course, I don't know if that's a good thing or not from someone else's point of view. But from my point of view, I will forever be grateful to her for encouraging me the way she did, has done, and still does.

[profile] snapesforte - She is the authority on Severus Snape, she writes brilliant stories, and she's simply awesome. I wish I had the guts to let me inner Death Eater hang out the way she does.

[profile] shiv5468 - She writes good stories and she's more opinionated than me. I so want to get some advice from her about how to become more opinionated.

[profile] larilee - Need I say more? Awesome author, awesome admin on Ash, awesome opinionated person. I know you're going to Canada *wrinkles_nose*, why can't you come to NO, too????

As for those I haven't mentioned, well, dears, you're the ones whom I will meet. :-)
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[livejournal.com profile] ellaselenelupin, [livejournal.com profile] hogwartshoney, [livejournal.com profile] remusseverus and I were talking on IM last night about costumes. [livejournal.com profile] ellaselenelupin found an awesome link on German e-bay, which prompted me to do a search there. I came across one I really liked, they're professional, fairly big sized, and the prices are good. So I decided to see if they speak English, so I can recommend them. And lo and behold, they do. Got a very nice email back, really helpful and all.

So, my recommendation would be, to look at the site, describing all their clothing in great detail, in English, go here. Do not buy there because their UK prices are a good bit higher than their prices on the German site, and I was assured that they take queries in English. To order, once you know the name of the garment you're after (they're identical on both sites), go to their German site. What's best, their garments is made to measure, and I found the prices reallly reasonable.

They also sell on ebay.

EDIT: The German site does indeed mail into the US, S&P is Euro 15. All you have to do is e-mail your order to service at dornblut.de, and you can do it in English.

If you happen to have any websites you'd recommend for costumes, please leave a comment.
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The good people at Phoenix Rising have sorted it all, and published the keynote speakers today. I am so excited. As if getting even more excited about it was possible *laugh*.

I've booked to attend this:

TRANFORMATION: FROM SCREENPLAY TO FILM SCORE: Sunday Brunch

As part of a twist on the New Orleans jazz brunch, attendees can hear from Jon Burlingame, film scoring professor at the University of Southern California; writer for Variety, the Los Angeles Times, and Premiere, among other publications; and curator of the world's first museum exhibit on film scoring. Mr. Burlingame will speak about John Williams' film scores and how they impact the entirety of the films.


I really couldn't possibly resist this kind of temptation, could I? :)

On other notes, it's Dorkboy's birthday today, so Little Man and I cooked him a fantabulous dinner. Herb-covered roast beef, potato gratin with raw milk Swiss cheese, mange touts, and morel sauce. All from scratch. The men enjoyed their beef, big man enjoyed the potatoes and mange tout as well, and I thoroughly enjoyed the morels with potatoes. We're all feeling like we don't need dinner before tomorrow night!

Two days before we go to London, yay.

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