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01 January 2012 @ 07:39 pm
Happy New Year!  
I started my new year off by waking up on a futon to an angry cat clawing at the door demanding to be fed, feeding said cat who continued to dislike me, and then I made my own breakfast: chocolate cake in a bowl with milk.  I had a very nice, casual New Year's Eve at a friend's wherein we watched HGTV and Arrested Development, ate pizza and chocolate cake, drank some wine (I had two whole glasses!  Bringing my 2011 yearly total of wine consumption to approximately 4.5 glasses!), and generally just hung out.  At one point we heard distant fireworks and then like half an hour later were like, oh, happy new year.

Today we took down all the Christmas stuff and grilled out, because this weekend was gorgeous.  Yesterday we went for a walk!  In short sleeves! ♥


The Orphan Queen: 57715 words --> Monthly Total: 8284 words
The Fall: 28 pages --> Monthly Total: 4 pages
Some Passing Shadow: 13 pages --> Monthly Total: 5 pages
The Burning Brand: 28 pages --> Monthly Total: 17 pages

I also edited the screenwriting contest submission quite a bit this month, but I'm not going to count revision pages in these counts, just rough draft pages/words.  I don't gauge revisions the same way, unless I'm doing a Page One more-than-75%-different rewrite.  I am going to try to get back to writing every day or nearly every day, though.  My January goal is to finish the rough draft for The Fall, my TV pilot.  I'm about halfway done, so I think it's definitely an attainable goal.


Books
37. The Walking Dead Vol.4: The Heart’s Desire, Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard.  12-3.
38. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, Ransom Riggs.  12-7.
39. The Walking Dead Vol.5: The Best Defense, Robert Kirckman and Charlie Adlard.  12-9.
40. Imperfect Justice: Prosecuting Casey Anthony, Jeff Ashton.  12-18.
41. A Dance With Dragons, George R.R. Martin.  12-28.

Movies
23. Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011).  12-16.

Television Episodes
330. Community - 3x09 - “Foosball and Nocturnal Vigilantism.”  12-1.
331. Parks and Recreation - 4x09 - “The Trial of Leslie Knope.”  12-1.
332. The Office - 8x09 - “Mrs. California.”  12-1.
333. Supernatural - 5x16 - “Dark Side of the Moon.”  12-3.
334. It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia - 4x12 - “The Gang Gets Extreme: Home Makeover Edition.”  12-4.
335. It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia - 4x13 - “The Nightman Cometh.”  12-4.
336. Community - 3x10 - “Regional Holiday Music.”  12-8.
337. Parks and Recreation - 4x10 - “Citizen Knope.”  12-8.
338. The Office - 8x10 - “Christmas Wishes.”  12-8.
339. It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia - 1x07 - “Charlie Got Molested.”  12-9.
340. It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia - 4x01 - “Mac & Dennis: Manhunters.”  12-10.
341. Modern Family - 3x07 - “Treehouse.”  12-11.
342. It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia - 4x07 - “Who Pooped the Bed?”  12-13.
343. Farscape - 2x06 - “Picture if You Will.”  12-15.
344. It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia - 4x08 - “Paddy’s Pub: The Worst Bar in Philadelphia.”  12-17.
345. It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia - 7x11 - “Thunder Gun Express.”  12-19.
346. It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia - 7x12 - “The High School Reunion.”  12-22.
347. It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia - 7x13 - “The High School Reunion Part 2: The Gang’s Revenge.”  12-22.
348. Raising Hope - 2x09 - “The Men of New Natesville.”  12-25.

 
 
 
nhpw: zoya grinnhpw on January 2nd, 2012 02:55 am (UTC)
Happy New Year to you! Glad to hear you had a nice, chill New Year's Eve.

Next time we talk, remind me to tell you about the drunk guy where we were who tried to climb the fireplace. :D I... think all things considered I would've rather been with you, LOL.
Shannonkungfuwaynewho on January 2nd, 2012 01:58 pm (UTC)
That sounds like a good one!
yo, i'm hotter than a mithril coat: [stock] celtic fiddle gsstyromgalleries on January 2nd, 2012 04:18 am (UTC)
Happy New Year to you too! :D

What did you think of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children? I was honestly a bit disappointed. I thought it had more potential than was realized.
Shannonkungfuwaynewho on January 2nd, 2012 02:00 pm (UTC)
I liked it okay, but it isn't something I'll reread, which tells me that I didn't think it was that great. I had two major problems: the story took far, far too long to get started, and I didn't particularly care for the protagonist. He was okay, nothing specifically objectionable, but I just...didn't care. But I still thought it was an interesting premise and I enjoyed reading it. I think you hit the nail on the head, though - it never really realized its potential.
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Shannon: b5 john profile rightkungfuwaynewho on January 2nd, 2012 02:01 pm (UTC)
What a pretty icon to wake up to! Yeah, I was going to do that whole "a New Year is beginning, I will start eating healthier!" thing yesterday, but it's hard to pass up chocolate cake.
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Martine: Stock/Booksla_loony on January 2nd, 2012 11:24 pm (UTC)
So you kind of missed 0:00? LOL
We had our alarm set and got each other all hyper (not because we are so excited about it, but we were all a little drunk and played games that made us a tiny bit childishXD).

I approve of the writing resolution^^
Shannonkungfuwaynewho on January 5th, 2012 02:17 pm (UTC)
We did miss it, totally. And the last year and maybe the year before that, I actually fell asleep before midnight. I'm a bad New Year's Eve-er, LOL.
Martine: CM/JJla_loony on January 5th, 2012 05:29 pm (UTC)
LOL
I admit I could miss New Years if the people around me wouldn't always ask for the time^^
My parents are the best though, every year they are like 'No not again new years eve, we want to got to bed early!'. When my brother and sister are old enough to celebrate with your friends I can see my parents in bed around 10 on the 31stXD
Anne Marieindigoviolet on January 4th, 2012 06:37 pm (UTC)
Happy 2012 slightly late :D
Shannonkungfuwaynewho on January 5th, 2012 02:18 pm (UTC)
Thanks! You too!