Wednesday, 29 July 2015

WiPpet Wednesday: the half-arsed project from the black lagoon

Work.  Has been insane.  So much for my quiet week!  If I finally break and you guys see vague, ranty and twitchy Twitter comments, that'd be why...

Well.  More ranty.  Ranty-er?

Because I clearly need more.
Ughhhh.  I need to sit with my still-unfinished crochet on my head for a while and hide from the world.

In other news, the half-arsed project is very, very unlikely to reach 30,000 words by the end of the month, but 20,000 might just be possible (you'd think so, but see above...).  Either way, it's still more than I ever envisioned writing by hand in a month.

Don't think I can stop now though.  I ordered another two new fountain pen inks yesterday.

WiPpet Wednesday


It's Wednesday, so it's time for a WiPpet!  WiPpet Wednesday is a works-in-progress blog hop hosted by the always-awesome K. L. Schwengel, where every entry relates in some way to the date, either through simple logic or WiPpet maths.  You can find out more and visit the other posts by ambling over here.

It's the 29th June 2015, so 29/07/2015.  Today we're discarding the year entirely.  2 + 9 = 11; 1 × 1 = 1.  7 + 1 = 8, for 8 sentences, where Ais has finally got Lirio home again.  They were about to continue the Moment they'd been having last week when they received an unpleasant shock instead, one that's put Lirio on edge...

(So first-draft-y it hurts.)

Asking just how he got caught when he was usually so careful would have made being smacked in the face with a brick seem tactful, so Ais didn’t, and just hoped Lirio appreciated just how much more careful cleaning his face Ais was than when the roles were reversed.
He suspected he didn’t.
Lirio was worryingly silent throughout.  He was quiet enough normally, sure, but when something upset him he was usually very vocal about it.  Sullen silence just didn’t suit him.  He didn’t even make a peep when Ais accidentally caught a sore spot with his cleaning cloth and Ais was sure he’d at least have complained or tried to swat his hand away.
Very worrying indeed.  And he’d only done it slightly on purpose too.

12 comments:

  1. 'And he'd only done it slightly on purpose too." haha. Great line

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    1. My favourite one from the whole section too, so I'm glad you like it. :D

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  2. Yeah, I like the last line too. And all this by hand? Ow, my wrist is cramping up just thinking about it!

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    1. It turns out to be weirdly therapeutic, honestly. I mean, my handwriting is awful and seems to be getting worse so I can barely read it even the day after... but it's actually enjoyable to sit and write and I seem to be more productive this way than I am at the keyboard.

      ...Probably because I can't be distracted by web games with a pen and paper. (Me, procrastinating? Never! *cough* )

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  3. I think Blogger ate my comment. Well, phooey on that. I love the last line as well. Lirio's abnormal behavior, however, has got me concerned as well. Makes me wonder what's going on.

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    1. Blogger has turned into a very hungry beastie just lately--that'll be the second comment it's munched on with this post!

      Ais does know the reason for Lirio's behaviour... well, most of it. I'm starting to think a little more may be going on than they're telling me right now. Again. :s

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  4. Seconding (fourthing?) the comments about the last line; it made me grin!

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    1. Thank you, and I'm glad! Have to admit to trying very hard not to smile when I wrote it too (because smiling dorkishly down at a notebook tends to look a bit weird...)

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  5. "And he’d only done it slightly on purpose too." Hahaha! I'm with the others--great line.

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    1. Thank you, it's my favourite from this whole section!

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  6. Grining! Great line. ~she says as she joins the bandwagon~ :-)

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Comments always welcome!