Irina
Reader, writer, Orthodox church music wrangler, roleplayer, baker, chaotic-good cook. Will do simple HTML/CSS for a good cause.
Irina
irina@wandering.shop

@DialMforMara @ohyran It's sort of dropbox only FOSS and federated?

2 hours ago
Irina
irina@wandering.shop

@hafnia There is a man in Malaysia who thinks my email address is his, and I get all is Facebook notifications (though I don't even have a Facebook account).

2 hours ago
Irina
irina@wandering.shop

@melindrea @hafnia wow beautiful!

2 hours ago
Irina
irina@wandering.shop

@selcaby Like our new dishwasher. When it's finished it doesn't go BLEEP BLEEP BLEEP for three-quarters of a minutes, but *blip* so soft that I can only hear it when I'm in the back room and no music is playing. (I had to teach it to do so, though. But even its original bleep was a lot softer than the previous machine's.)

7 hours ago
Irina
irina@wandering.shop

Watched Nancy Drew, Reporter. Wacky fun.

22 hours ago
Irina
irina@wandering.shop
church

Also (Spouse detected that) they want *so* much to be indispensable and were disappointed that I can apparently manage.

1 day ago
Irina
irina@wandering.shop
church

Told a helpy person "of course you should come to church tonight if you want to, but you should do it for you, not for me."

This person thinks they're in charge whenever they and I are in the choir together without Choirmistress, and sometimes even with Choirmistress. Taking them through a fairly intricate service they don't know well enough takes much more energy than singing everything alone (though I do wish I had a reader, reading the psalms in the middle means I don't get a breather)

1 day ago
Irina
irina@wandering.shop

@clark I don't know! I do know that the older I get, the more it annoys me.

1 day ago
Irina
irina@wandering.shop

@clark Yes, presumably. Like some people consider Halloween to begin on the first of October.

1 day ago
Irina
irina@wandering.shop

@andrhia Yes!

1 day ago
Irina
irina@wandering.shop

I wish people wouldn't say "Christmas" when they mean "December" (as in "the 8th day of Christmas" meaning today). "Advent" is probably the word you want. Christmas STARTS on the 25th so the 12th day is January 5. (The day after that is Epiphany or Theophany depending on your denomination.)

1 day ago
Irina
irina@wandering.shop
writing

Found out what the cousins are for. They're staying.

2 days ago
Irina
irina@wandering.shop
writing, cruelty to characters

It's a fairly common name in the setting and they're not in each other's way, I might just keep them both.

2 days ago
Irina
irina@wandering.shop
writing

Here's a scene that *only* adds background; it should probably go but I must then painfully extricate two characters introduced in it from the next chapter and a half. (Also, I like these people! An uncle, aunt and cousins the protagonist didn't know he had)

2 days ago
Irina
irina@wandering.shop
writing, cruelty to characters

Grr I've got two minor characters with the same name, which one shall I change, the middle-aged one or the young one?

2 days ago
Irina
irina@wandering.shop
writing

Eek I've also got a pony that I should perhaps make more important or I'll have to be Cruel to it.

(For reference: valdyas.org/irina/fo3/writing/ )

2 days ago
Irina
irina@wandering.shop
writing

I'm whiting out all bits that contain a character I want to get rid of to see if it works without them, but now they're having a really important conversation with the protagonist so I think they'll have to stay :-(

2 days ago
Irina
irina@wandering.shop
writing

yay I get to commit Cruelty To Characters

2 days ago
Irina
irina@wandering.shop
2 days ago