usb thumb drives

101 mission briefings for Conspiracist:

  • A German-style garden gnome with the left eye removed
  • A USB thumb drive containing a single photo of an orange kitten with an American $100 bill in its mouth
  • A black fedora with a plastic fork in the hatband in place of a feather
  • A High Priestess tarot card (from the Marseilles deck, if the players think to ask) with a moustache and goatee scribbled on in black felt pen
  • A box of Boston cream donuts, one short of the full dozen
  • A pair of pre-1983 Barbie dolls, bound together at the wrist with a pair of tiny plastic handcuffs
  • A self-sealing freezer bag filled with mouse bones
  • A V2-brand vape pen and a half-litre bottle of vanilla rootbeer float flavoured vape fluid
  • A pair of casino dice with faces numbered 0-5 rather than 1-6
  • 144 cases of frozen English muffins (72 muffins per case), delivered by express courier

(Clearly we’re well short of 101 - feel free to add your own!)

Fanfiction Is Important!

Let me repeat: FANFICTION IS IMPORTANT!

I’ve wanted to be a writer for a very long time. I used to write X Files and Star Wars fanfics in middle school without knowing that was what I was doing.

Somewhere along the way, I decided to write my own stories. I have notebooks full of handwritten things and three USB thumb drives with so many fics and original stories on them.

When I discovered Harry Potter fanfiction, I dove in with two feet. And found some really crazy thuff that has scarred me (including Harry being Lucious Malfoy’s sex slave and twincest). But then I wrote a couple of my own!

They aren’t that great.

But I was spurred into writing again after that. It had been a while. I wrote a few original things that were kinda blah. But I have TONS of stories that I’ll probably never finish or even look at again.

Then I rediscovered fanfiction!

I was reading The Mortal Instruments and started shipping Malec super hard! I had to write my own.

Next came The Hunger Games and Vampire Academy simultaneously. Along with Glee and The Infernal Devices. And so many others!

And in this time, I have refined my writing and learned so much about it. And myself.

Fanfic has been so very important to me. And I cannot wait to use all the tools I have learned more in my original work.

And below, I’d like to present a partial timeline of my writing in one shots so that you can read my progress for yourselves.

Stupid Git (Romione. Harry Potter Series. Published on FFN in 2011, but written about 2009)

Project Cockblock (Malec. The Mortal Instruments. Published 2011 during the season finale of Project Runway season 9)

Shadows Pulling Me (Arya/Eragon. The Inheritence Cycle. Published 2012)

Shut Up and Kiss Me (Brittanna. Glee. Published May 2012)

Love Over Time (Jillessa. The Infernal Devices. Published April 2013)

Is Your Sister Home? (Sterek. Teen Wolf. Published July 2013)

Valentine’s Day Promise (Sydrian. Bloodlines. Published February 2014)

Love and Marriage (Everlark. The Hunger Games. Published Sep. 2015)

Million Years Ago (Malec TMI. Published Jan 2016)

PR Nightmare (Cressida/Johanna. THG. Published Sep. 2016)

I Need You Now (Prim/Gale. THG. Published April 2017)

An informal language experiment

I heard a random language observation somewhere on the Internet: Regional differences are emerging in the anglosphere for the term for “a small data storage device you plug into a computer’s USB port,” even though they’ve existed in the mainstream for about seven or eight years.

Here’s an informal, unscientific experiment: Write a comment on this post stating which term you usually use, and specify roughly where you live. Choose from the following:

  • Flash drive
  • Memory stick
  • Thumb drive
  • USB drive
  • Another term (specify)
  • I know what this is, but I don’t have a specific term for it

I’ll get the ball rolling: I say “flash drive,” and I’m from Southern California. What term do you use?

My Number One NaNoWriMo Tip

The most important and not to be neglected tip is this: 

SAVE YOUR WORK OFTEN AND EXTERNALLY!!

By which I mean, save it on Dropbox, on Google Docs, or a flash drive (thumb drive, usb stick, whatever you call it). And do it often. As often as you can. 

That’s it. That’s the best tip I can give you for the upcoming NaNoWriMo insanity. 

He's not really gone: Tadashi x Reader

Alright guys, grab your tissue box, we’re going on a feels trip

Part one-Memory File:

“Come in!” You announce when you hear a knock on your lab room door.  Looking up from your circuit board you were currently soldering on, you watch as a young raven haired boy pops his head in.  You smile in greeting before placing your soldering pen on its stand. “Hey, Hiro!  What’s up?”  You had developed a sisterly fondness for the younger Hamada brother, taking up the responsibility with your other friends to watch out for him, as Tadashi would have wanted you to.

Hiro, though seeming to be in relatively good spirits seems hesitant to come into your lab.  “Hey (Name).”

Picking up on this strange behavior, you take off your safety glasses and step away from your work bench.  “What’s wrong?” you ask, getting concerned, as you walk toward him.

He glances away from you and scratches the back of his neck, “Uh, nothing really, I just…” his voice brakes off.  He reaches his hand into the pocket of his shorts before he pulls out a USB thumb drive. “I was going through some of the files on Tadashi’s computer when I found these.”  He holds the memory stick out to you.

You frown slightly and tilt your head as you reach out to take it from him.  “What are they?” you ask for more clarification, your heart starting to pound as your mind races with possibilities of what could be stored on the device.

“A bunch of video files. You know how Tadashi always liked to record himself when he needed to rant about stuff.  I found an entire folder of videos dedicated to you.”

Your heart skips a beat at that.  “To me?”

“Yeah.  The folder was locked, but curiosity got the better of me, and I quickly worked my way around that.  I only watched the first one, I swear.  I don’t know if he would have ever shown them to you, I think they’re all about stuff he was too afraid to tell you.  But, it didn’t seem right to keep these away from you.”

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five things you’ll find in my bag:
all very mundane things: my wallet, a USB thumb drive, spare pair of glasses, assorted pens, and a menu for my favorite Chinese take-out

five things you’ll find in my bedroom:
A mess. An overloaded bookcase, my kindle, assorted stuffed animals, a framed cross-stitch of a sleeping kitty that I worked on for about a year off and on, and finally fanart of Ray Kowalski gifted to me by J_S_Cavalcante

five things i’m currently into:
Because of Rogue One, I’m currently obsessing over all things Jiang Wen and Donnie Yen; Captain America movies (Steve, Bucky, Sam and their actors); since it’s fall, football;

five things i’ve always wanted to do:
Visit Italy; visit Australia & New Zealand; visit Peru; basically I want to win the lottery so I can travel the world and also become a professional student, taking any class that catches my fancy.

five things on my to do list:
mow the lawn, clean out my closet, put up the Halloween decorations, wash my winter blanket so I can put it on my bed, get a flu shot

five things that make me happy:
my family, kittens, chocolate, crisp fall days, and fandom (most of the time)

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