This was kind of meant to go on in the "I'm back" post but I was sort of in a hurry when I wrote that because I wanted to notify people I got my computer back as soon as possible, but I also wanted to get to sleep. So instead all that had was notification I was back, a correction about when the ides fall, and info on the bullshit at the University of Southern Maine. I'll probably have more on calendars and USM in the near future.
Of course the entire time I was not posting I was thinking about posting. This, unfortunately, did not yield as many posts that just need to be transferred to this computer as I would like. The effects the concussion visited on me were on the milder side of what that kind of a head injury can cause --just drowsiness and headaches-- but they're also hell when it comes to composition. Also very bad for not getting failing grades in differential equations.
But, anyway, one thing that did happen was that I thought about the post I'd make when I got back and at one point I thought I'd end up throwing in a line that I'd acquired a strange desire to make Kim Possible fanfiction in which Kim and Shego ended up together while Ron, who came out as a transwoman, started dating Bonnie who had become a much better person when no longer subject to constant abuse from her sisters and given time for self reflection.
Then my computer continued to fail to come back and do you know what you can do when you've got a computer with an intermittent internet connection and a keyboard that's missing keys and various other annoying things that prevent you from doing much on the internet or much typing? You can go to web pages that consist only of text. They load fast, and once they do it doesn't matter when your internet connection craps out because you've already got the text on your computer in your cache. So by this time I've ended up reading a bunch of fan fiction and have seen no less than four different origin stories for the children of the Kim-Shego relationship.
So, yeah, random new fandom on my radar.
Of course a lot of what I've been doing is resting. Much of my time has been spent horizontal or nearly so. Concussion after effects. They make me tired.
I've also been trying, and failing, to write original fiction for an open call so that maybe I can get additional published work into existence. If I by some miracle manage to get so much as one thing done would very much appreciate people who can beta read very fast. The number of typos and grammatical errors that sneak into my works is positively absurd, so pointing out those alone would be a huge help, but also things like, "You know this is a plot home you can drive a fully loaded 747 through, right?" or, "This part doesn't make a lot of sense/is hard to read," and whatnot would be good too.
Any volunteers for that? Because if there are I need the beta reading to be as close to RIGHT NOW as I can finish off the story. Seriously, days remaining before submissions close approaches zero (thankfully not there yet) so it would be best if I had people I could send things to for betaing before I finished a story so I could send it out when I finished a story and not a moment later.
I think there was other stuff but I'm not remembering it right now.