December 13th, 2005

life begins - me

'Tis the season...

I should be feeling in the holiday spirit, right? I've done all the decorating in the office, I bought extra tinsel because we weren't festive enough (although, black and silver tinsel... cool but not all that festive really!) and I'm just not feeling it yet.

My shopping list is still as long as ever (although apparently my sister now doesn't want a present because she'd rather I spent the money on the kids) and I have one weekend left to go shopping. Am I just in a generally Bah, Humbug mood or is it taking longer to get into the holiday spirit for everyone this year?

So - most of these have been guessed and the ones that haven't aren't likely to so...

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So...invisionary asked for a Wallace or Wallace&Veronica icon; Anonymous #1 asked for VM ficlets - possibly Mac/Veronica if it works out; emeraldswan asked for a graphic and ficlet of my choice (I'm going to try to get that pairing you asked for a while back done Em!). So that leaves jgracio, d_tepes, bastardsnow, smhwpf, naol and Anonymous #2 to put their requests in. I should get them all done before Christmas I think! Put your requests in now!

Okay, off to try to get into Kaylee's head for the 70 Questions for... Firefly/Serenity challenge. Speaking of... willowmina and emeraldswan? You guys really need to look into this...  
life begins - me

Ever had one of those days?

Monkey just brought me a rather large, rather tasty latte from the very good coffee shop down the road (ie not Starbucks...). We're going to do our Secret Santa thing in an hour (taking a wild stab at mine being a calendar here, let's see... it's flat, square, about the size of a calendar... *g* ETA Yup - a Lost calendar - very cool! Just one thing - opening it started off discussion in the office and bearing in mind I'm in the UK and there are a few fans of the show here I've been very careful not to talk about what's happened in the US aired episodes. So to have one person who doesn't even watch it turn round and say "I don't like him/her, but that's okay because they die don't they?" to which I give a blank look and a refusal to answer and she says "But they definitely do." - Not a good idea when there are two people standing behind you at UK rate who really don't want to be spoiled Janet! I think Monkey and J were ready to lynch her for a while there! end edit) and I'm writing Veronica Mars ficlets for the first time ever and finding I love Veronica's voice. Whether or not it's her voice as heard on the show or not I'm not sure, but I love this person I'm now writing and calling Veronica. She's fun! (And Mac's being sardonic. She's fun too!)

More ficlets will be written today and hopefully graphics done tonight - if you've guessed right and want to give me a clue as to what to write for you drop me a line here!

smileawhile emailed me with news that one of the conventions next year will be held in Glasgow so I'm very excited about the not having to fly or drive insane distances to get there!

All in? This is a good day!
life begins - me


My one good day has taken a turn for the worse. I'll leave aside the phone call from my sister earlier which reduced me to silence so that I wasn't swearing at her, I'll leave aside the fact my neighbour's still being an inconsiderate prick, I'll leave aside the fact that most people on the road at this time of year are arseholes who should never be allowed to drive again.

No, none of that is what's brought my mood down.

What's done it I hear you ask? Why I'll tell you. My photoshop programme has ceased to be. It's still there, I can open it up and after three or four attempts I can open files in it, but if I try to do anything? Even something as simple as resize or crop or maybe even transform scale? Nada. Nichts. Rien.

So those graphics I was going to make tonight? Um... not so much. Hopefully it's just a temporary glitch and can be resolved - plus I still have Photoshop CS on my laptop and when I finally get my self sorted and network the two computers together I'll have something at least but... I don't like making graphics on the laptop. The touchpad is next to useless for brushwork and I haven't figured out a way to show all my brushes (I have a scary amoount of brushes loaded and they go over the width of the screen).

Anyone else ever had this problem (the not-resizing/cropping/scale transforming problem) with PS7? Any tips on how to fix it?

ETA I *think* it's fixed now - kinda did a little Simon Tam icon post over at ms_graphics here with the results. Not any of the graphics I was *planning* to make though, those are going to be worked on later on. :)
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