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Wow, it seems like it's been ages since I've been on here! I haven't been avoiding everyone this time, though. It's just that the weather has been beautiful here recently (it's probably going to end up as our only couple of weeks of summer, because Britain sucks like that) so I've been outside as much as possible. Also, I haven't gotten around to going to see CA:CW yet, and I have been trying my best to avoid spoilers, so the internet has been a bit of a minefield in that respect. But anyway, here's what I've been up to recently!

Writing - I haven't been able to do very much, ever since I lost the 68k words of my OS a few weeks ago. Every time I try to recreate it, all I can think is that it was better the first time around, and I can't get more than a few sentences in before I delete the entire thing. I just don't think it's happening for me for a while yet. Which is a fucking shame, because I was kind of head over heels in love with that story. On the plus side though, I did manage to write a shortish fic for [livejournal.com profile] harrydracompreg, which is currently posting, and I quite liked how that came out, so that's progress, I guess? I've also started plotting out a potential prequel to the aforementioned Lost Story, in the hopes that if I can write that, then maybe my brain will let me rewrite the original in celebration. Who knows, man, brains are tricky little buggers.

Reading - I realised the other day that I have a ton of fics that I'd downloaded on to my Kindle and never got around to reading, so I've been going through those. I've also found a few new m/m authors that I really enjoy - and a few terrible ones, such is the crapshoot of this genre. I've read The Raven King, the last in The Raven Cycle series by Maggie Stiefvater, but I really need to read it again, because it was AWESOME. I also need to write a revamped post on Queer Rep in YA Fiction for a friend's book blog, now that the series is over, so that should be fun! Oh, and I've just managed to get my hands on a copy of The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury form the library, for [livejournal.com profile] online_bookclub's May read. I have no idea if I'm going to like it though - scifi's not my favourite genre, unless it's tv shows anyway.

Parenting - So I have a picture to show you. A lot of y'all on my flist are also parents, so I know you know this phenomena we have about thinking our kids are the most gorgeous creatures to ever walk this earth. I mean, all babies are cute, and all kids are lovely, but our own babies have that something extra special, don't they? But sometimes, I take a picture of one of my girls, and the sheer beauty of them takes my breath away. I am, unfortunately, not much of a looker myself, but goddamn, I make fucking stunning looking children. Madison and I were playing with the features on her new phone, and I took a picture of Eryn (who turned 16 last month, send h e l p ), and this was the result:




(ignore the flower crown, we were mucking around, lol)

Like, omfg??? She should be on the Disney Channel or something, look at this precious angel I made from scratch. How she can possibly be shy when she looks like this I have absolutely no clue, but she is, which just makes her even more beautiful to me.

Okay, and that's it for me I think? Not much has been happening, except lots of sun which always makes me happy! Hope everyone else is feeling fine this lovely Tuesday morning! ♥

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Date: 2016-05-17 12:02 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] tryslora
What a beautiful girl! My daughter is 18 and my son is 14, so I feel your teenager pain. The eldest goes off to university in the fall (which isn't far from home, being as it's where I work, but still). It's like... where did the time go, and how did they get so adult and beautiful and smart and wonderful and I made that? Like how did I make that?

Now go enjoy that sun! We get to have some this week and I am SO EXCITED to emerge from my basement office and enjoy it once it appears!

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Date: 2016-05-19 08:23 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lauren3210.livejournal.com
Like how did I make that? YES, THAT'S IT!! Ugh, they just grow so fast, and now suddenly I have this beautiful, intelligent, wonderful person in my house, and I made that, whaaaat?? It's like a constant emotional whirlpool of pride and amazement and literal fucking terror, and that overwhelming feeling just never stops, does it?

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Date: 2016-05-17 02:44 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] gracerene
Aww, I'm sorry the writing hasn't been flowing for you lately, darling! I hope that picks up soon. <3

Yay reading! LOL, I need you to update your GR so I can stalk your favorite books for recommendations! :)

Oh, she looks beautiful! <33

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Date: 2016-05-19 08:28 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lauren3210.livejournal.com
Oh God, I know, I am the literal worst when it comes to updating my GR! I shall have to carve out some time to do that though, because I really have found a few gems recently! (as well as the terrible ones that should come with a crap!writing warning, lol!)

Isn't she gorgeous? I have no idea how I managed that tbh, because she looks absolutely nothing like me, haha!

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Date: 2016-06-16 09:29 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] kitty_fic
Wow! Your daughter is truly lovely! <3

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Date: 2016-06-16 03:00 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lauren3210.livejournal.com
Isn't she? I mean sure, usually she kinda looks like a bedraggled zombie rodent, because she's 16 and spends all of her time in her room being grumpy about life. But every so often, she emerges squinting into the sunlight, and she looks like that. I'd probably be jealous if she wasn't my baby tbh ;)

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