Post by Alatariel on Sept 29, 2020 17:28:57 GMT -6
It feels wonderful and strange to by typing my intro on Legendfire once again. I was a moderator on the old site and desperately missed the community.
Welcome back from the Ashes!
I'm a relatively normal and boring person. Recently I've realized my list of hobbies is seriously lacking. That's because most of my time is devoured by my two daughters (ages 2 and 7) and writing. Any free time goes to either chilling on the couch binge watching something stupid, or writing. Lately, it's been a lot of binge watching and a small amount of the other thing.
My genres are YA fantasy, paranormal/horror, and speculative fiction. I enjoy science fiction, but only the soft stuff. My mind turns to mush reading hard sci/fi though I secretly wish I could love it. I enjoy reading anything with a mystery attached...usually a mystery involving something strange and unnatural. I hate reading real life drama, though I love watching it in shows.
Before I was a mother, I did a ton of theater. Both on and off stage. If I went back, I'd want to do backstage mostly. Acting is less appealing that in once was, it doesn't hold the same luster. I have a degree in Theater and Performance Studies from UC Berkeley...something I often forget. But it happened. And I loved it at the time. Then I had to make a choice, pursue an MFA or motherhood. I was edging 26 and knew I wanted a family. Soon. And I knew MFA programs were typically 3 years long. So, I said good-bye to that life and became a mom. Which I adore and do not regret one bit.
I also worked for a long time with animals at the SPCA as a behavior specialist. So if you have any questions about positive reinforcement, learning theory, or wanna talk about how awesome Ken Ramirez is, feel free to message me.
Ha, I know you've been working your tail off, both with family and with the novel. Even when we're not actively writing, writers are usually thinking through problems with their mss, and that still counts. Am I right? Non-writers may never understand that, but it's true!
Ah! I missed welcoming you, last night. I'm sorry! I've loved getting to know you, Ala. From what little I've gathered from you and heard from others in our little friend group, you seem like an excellent mother, the sort that I'd like to be if I ever became one (low on my priorities, rn). It's really cool to learn that you did theater! I loved theater in high school myself, but there wasn't much of a theater at my college outside of music theater and as a band kid, I didn't think I could handle being in choir and voice lessons and music theater on top of all that.
I totally feel you in the fantasy/sci-fi thing. I FEEL like I should just LOVE Science Fiction and there are some Sci-Fi (though mostly science fantasy) things that I HAVE fallen in love with, but, mostly, it's fantasy and magic that does it for me.
pelwrath: Thanks Jib, I started with about 2500 words of notes, created a new opening and have added to that story arc.
May 2, 2021 19:35:00 GMT -6
whaleworkforfood: I'm shocked, SHOCKED, by this Kit Kat slander xD xD There's nothing better than snapping a Kit Kat. There's nothing better than the smooth chocolatey-ness of a Kit Kat.
May 3, 2021 7:19:07 GMT -6
whaleworkforfood: My only complaint is they've switched the packaging from that paper/foil that you cut in the middle with your nail, into this horrendous plastic
May 3, 2021 7:20:01 GMT -6
Alatariel: Oh I remember the foil. Good times.
May 3, 2021 10:57:50 GMT -6
Caulder Melhaire: It's almost as bad as when they removed the Lime skittles and replaced it with green apple. Blech!
May 3, 2021 11:00:54 GMT -6
Alatariel: I totally remember biting into a green skittle right after they changed it and being SO confused. Had all my memories of lime been wrong? Had they always been apple? Skittles straight up gaslighting us.
May 3, 2021 13:57:01 GMT -6
Alatariel: Ugh, my brain doesn't want to write today.
May 3, 2021 14:25:55 GMT -6
pelwrath: Hello everyone
May 3, 2021 17:28:38 GMT -6
whaleworkforfood: omg! the apple skittles are the worst!
May 4, 2021 7:45:21 GMT -6
RAVENEYE: agreed! who decided on that genius idea???
May 4, 2021 10:51:06 GMT -6
RAVENEYE: Congrats to the winners of our POETRY CONTEST!!! Check out the ANNOUNCEMENT to see who won what.
May 4, 2021 11:35:33 GMT -6
ScintillaMyntan: Do we get to know who wrote what?
May 4, 2021 12:36:36 GMT -6
RAVENEYE: Oh crap, I forgot to edit that. Thanks, Scintilla!
May 4, 2021 12:37:58 GMT -6
RAVENEYE: there we go, sheesh
May 4, 2021 12:41:15 GMT -6
Jib: Cognrats to the winners!!
May 4, 2021 13:53:28 GMT -6
pelwrath: Well deserved congrats to the winners of the poetry contest. Cream does rise to the top and that contest was an excellent example.
May 4, 2021 14:45:51 GMT -6
pelwrath: Good evening everyone
May 4, 2021 20:44:37 GMT -6
Alatariel: More ppl need to do the 100 Word Weekly Challenge! Go go! It closes...end of day tomorrow I believe?
May 7, 2021 17:57:20 GMT -6
Jib: Aww, I think I might check it out next week. Don't think I'll have a chance to write things today!
May 8, 2021 17:52:31 GMT -6