November 20th, 2006

galadriel

Before I hang up the laundry

I don't know why, but I feel like I've been fighting my NaNo story uphill the whole month--I switched over from Black Ribbon solely because Black Ribbon was not doable in a month, due to the research yet outstanding, and I don't know that I ever recovered from that. I've had a hard time getting into the new story's mindset, and it's pissing me off, because I've only got 20,000 words and I don't see how I'm going to make up 30,000 in a week. I got a lot of valuable writing and planning done, so I'm not saying it's a total wash. It's just that I keep thinking of things I'd rather be writing.

On the other hand, there's only a week left, so there's probably no point in raising the white flag yet. I am, on the other hand, thinking of writing something quick, unrelated, and much shorter that I have a feeling people would appreciate a lot more. (Ask me no questions and I'll tell you no lies.)

(Horoscope of Eerie Aptness: Sometimes, to get a better view of the big picture and the world around you, you need to peer into your own heart. Base your actions today solely on what you want -- not on what you think other people want. It is time you relied on yourself as the best judge of a potentially tricky situation. You don't have to ask other people what to do this time. You know the right answer, and you know what to do. Use charts you've drawn to navigate these waters.)

Rep. Rangel will seek to reinstate draft. The interesting thing is his motive for doing so:

Rep. Charles Rangel (news, bio, voting record), D-N.Y., said Sunday he sees his idea as a way to deter politicians from launching wars.

"There's no question in my mind that this president and this administration would never have invaded Iraq, especially on the flimsy evidence that was presented to the Congress, if indeed we had a draft and members of Congress and the administration thought that their kids from their communities would be placed in harm's way," Rangel said.

Several affiliates nixing Simpson interview.

Michael Richards goes on racist tirade during comedy act. Includes video.

Study: TV's youth obsession backfiring as baby boomers, who the 18-40 category was, in part, originally supposed to cater to, are now 49 and up.

Research shows benefits of cranberries: "Cranberries are among the top foods with proven health benefits, according to Amy Howell, a researcher at Rutgers University."

Peter Jackson will not be involved with making The Hobbit.

Guaranteed to divide fans: Alfonso Cuaron Talks a Possible Return to Potter Films. "I was in [director David Yates'] office and since they are doing the Harry Potter movie right now David was talking to Jo and said, 'Hey, Jo wants to talk to you,' and she just wanted to tell me that she really liked Children of Men and you know, it is just one of those opinions that really counts. She is a woman that I deeply admire." Awwwww.



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OOTP trailer's up. trailer_spot has it for download here (opened, the download plays at a slightly larger size), but it's only a small version as yet--excellent quality, though. I suspect this is to keep visitors from crashing the site entirely. My hunch is that the supergigundo version will appear on the official HP and Apple sites within 24 hours.


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