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11 October 2011 @ 02:05 am
Am deep in magazine hell and digging further in, but will be out by Friday, when it will all be at the printers.

In amusing news, after doing all the hair styling for our beauty feature, I also accidentally styled the cover. Those who have met me and know that my personal style hovers between eccentric aunt and cyclonic winds will see the comedy in this. FULL SERVICE EDITING, I tell you!

In other news, Shadow of His Wings is back in the internet, which makes the whole internet a happier place.

And I have to write a fic, because I had the bright idea of volunteering to podcast for the Christmas fest, thinking, I've got some Christmas fics! but then realised that one of them is FAR too long, and that the short one had already been nabbed by someone else. And Mr B broke my microphone and STILL has not bought me a new one. Which is why you have not heard my ukulele playing, which has progressed! My singing voice is yet to fully recover from death flu, though. But my lungs mostly have, hurrah! Anyway, am sure I will think of something. Probably about 57 minutes before it is due.

Am outrageously behind on flist, hope to catch up this weekend, though I may spend it in a coma depending on how the next few days go. And now, sleep! Miss you all!

Ooh, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY to marguerite_26, acromantular and phoenixacid now it is the 11th here! Fab people like the three of you sharing a birthday makes me see how people can believe in astrology and numerology. (I put it down to all the best parents shagging in February rather than wasting money on power for heating.)
Dedicated Escape Artist: Coffee Timejadzialove on October 10th, 2011 03:15 pm (UTC)
Yay! Brammers fic. *claps and bounces, controls self, dons beta goggles* Something to look forward to.
blamebramptonblamebrampton on October 11th, 2011 01:50 pm (UTC)
Oh your optimism I will finish things – it never ceases to amuse and inspire me in equal measure ;-)
Dedicated Escape Artist: Clowns!jadzialove on October 11th, 2011 11:38 pm (UTC)
Hey, you do finish. Eventually...

ecosopherecosopher on October 10th, 2011 03:49 pm (UTC)
Every time you write about deadlines, I just think how amazing it is that you keep on managing to do it, and realise how I would last five minutes in your job.

Yay for the cover design! Wow.

blamebramptonblamebrampton on October 11th, 2011 01:52 pm (UTC)
It would be SO MUCH easier if I had an art director who was in the office and another staff member. Luckily, my freelancers are lovely. Still, I had not not give writer credits for most of the mag, because it was 60% me ... which is just embarrassing. Need more budget, too!
shadowclubshadowclub on October 10th, 2011 04:33 pm (UTC)
! I've been wanting to reread mirabella's fics and have been waiting to do so! ♥ for letting me know!
blamebramptonblamebrampton on October 11th, 2011 01:54 pm (UTC)
I still haven't read all of them, because I had been saving some, like chocolate in the holidays. This was my face when they came down :-(. This was me last night \O/!!
dylansbuzzdylansbuzz on October 10th, 2011 04:59 pm (UTC)
When all else is dark and dreary, I remember that you have a ukelele and honestly, things seem brighter. <3
blamebramptonblamebrampton on October 11th, 2011 01:54 pm (UTC)
I will play it for you as soon as SOMEONE buys me a new microphone to replace the one he broke.

(ETA: Actually, I have two. I'm thinking of buying a steel banjo ukulele … is that wrong?)

Edited at 2011-10-11 01:55 pm (UTC)
Nennenenne on October 10th, 2011 05:52 pm (UTC)
I didn't really get further than the headline here. Ponies? What ever for?
blamebramptonblamebrampton on October 11th, 2011 01:58 pm (UTC)
To lift me out of the pit of my deadline despair, and to adequately reflect the 19th-century workload I suffer under (though with much better remuneration, I confess).

Also, everything is better with ponies!
Nennenenne on October 11th, 2011 02:12 pm (UTC)
What ever floats your boat, dear. :D
blamebramptonblamebrampton on October 11th, 2011 02:22 pm (UTC)
I grew up with ponies. They are the smell of green grass and warm days and endless adventure to me :-)
Nennenenne on October 11th, 2011 02:37 pm (UTC)
That sounds nice.

There were only chickens and pigs where I grew up and they just smell. I don't miss them at all. :)
maggiemarguerite_26 on October 10th, 2011 08:22 pm (UTC)
In other news, Shadow of His Wings is back in the internet, which makes the whole internet a happier place.

and THANK YOU! ♥
blamebramptonblamebrampton on October 11th, 2011 01:59 pm (UTC)
I did a little dance!

It was totally an early birthday pressie, BTW. I totally planned that ;-)

sassy_cissasassy_cissa on October 11th, 2011 01:11 am (UTC)

Well you said send ponies

blamebramptonblamebrampton on October 11th, 2011 01:46 pm (UTC)

Oh the happy!
Pureblood Princessraitala on October 11th, 2011 08:18 am (UTC)
Go you! I hope this week goes well. I'm away this weekend for a conference, so it'll be a wee while until we can catch up. In the meantime, enjoy your ukulele and ponies.

Where did SOHW go? Did it disappear for a while? I clearly need to create a word doc or something so I can still have a copy to read in the case of internet disasters.
blamebramptonblamebrampton on October 11th, 2011 01:44 pm (UTC)
I should be sane and available when you are ;-)

The ukulele is a cheering thing. This playing all the right notes and in time thing is harder than it looks though. Tell Mr Rai I have new-found respect for guitarists.

And SoHW was taken down for a while after someone podcasted it without permission. Thankfully, was back last night.

Really do need some ponies, though. Will schedule a ride once I have my brain back.
Hueyphoenixacid on October 12th, 2011 01:05 am (UTC)

I do not want to think of my parents shagging, but hey, thank you for the wishes! Lol! <33333
blamebramptonblamebrampton on October 12th, 2011 01:11 pm (UTC)
There are documentaries that include my parents' sex lives. The horror!

acromantularacromantular on October 12th, 2011 05:04 am (UTC)
Thank you! It is indeed excellent to share a birthday with such fabulous people.

Best of luck with your burgeoning pile of magazine work. Sounds like an excellent sort of trouble to have.

Also, for Mr.B: please get a new mike so we can hear the ukelele and podcast recordings! This is Very Important. *nods*
blamebramptonblamebrampton on October 12th, 2011 01:11 pm (UTC)
I am down to the last five stories to send to the printer, so it has all come together, but deadline week is mad. Still, you're quite right that it's far better than many of the options, work-wise!

I will prod him again for the microphone. I signed up for the podcast fest and I fear mod disapproval in yet ANOTHER field ...(all deserved ;-))
It's a Deensedeensey on October 12th, 2011 09:43 am (UTC)
Your styling is divine.
blamebramptonblamebrampton on October 12th, 2011 01:07 pm (UTC)
Well, sure, if you're into madwoman in red and black ;-) Let's hope 120,000 people are into my Christmassy Stuff in Green and Pink!
It's a Deensedeensey on October 14th, 2011 12:10 pm (UTC)
...i am kinda intrigued by this christmassy stuff in green and pink idea. Only it will clash with my already happening teal and silver!
Ali: cross eyed catalicambs on October 12th, 2011 10:23 am (UTC)
I had a worrying thought that you'd stumbled into My Little Ponies Fandom. :-) It's very pink...
blamebramptonblamebrampton on October 12th, 2011 01:08 pm (UTC)
BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA! There is an astonishing amount of My Little Ponies out there, but no. Actual hairy, farty, head-butty, probably bum-biting ponies for preference :-)