Apr. 16th, 2017

Sweet.

Apr. 16th, 2017 05:18 am
insaneladybug: (barneystockman)
I've gotta say, I am absolutely loving how quiet this site is. Livejournal has been acting up and gobbling memory for months on end because of all the extra ads that aren't supposed to be there and that they claim are glitches, which they mysteriously don't fix. I've barely been on LJ for months, in part because of this.

A friend was telling me about her ideas for an alternate dimension she wants to write a story about. That, plus my aggravation over the movie Only Angels Have Wings, seem to have combined to cause me to have a dream about Baxter Stockman and Irma Langinstein from the 1987 Ninja Turtles series working for Baloo and Wildcat on TaleSpin. WTH. It seemed to be pre-series, so no Rebecca, Kit, or Molly. Irma was the secretary and ... I'm not sure what Baxter was doing. It was a world where humans and animals coexisted quite happily.

Telling my friend about it ended up causing me to wonder what would happen if Baxter and Barney somehow wandered into the My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic verse for a couple of hours. If they did, though, they would remain human and not be turned into animals. Oh no. Never. It would be like this way cute Stargate/Pony crossover story I found where the Stargate characters found their way to the Pony world but stayed human while there. Maybe I'll tinker with the idea in a blurb or maybe not. I've got plenty of actual story ideas to write! I'm on story #39 of my Turtles series.

It's kind of nice to be at this quiet, content stage. Sometimes I'm longing to buy a lot of things and trying to figure out how to divide my money to get the most possible out of it. Right now, there's nothing I seriously want and I'm enjoying just being happy with my Turtles DVDs and figures and Baxter plushie and my stories. And the Knight Rider complete series set I bought at Wal-Mart for $25. Squeee.

I do wish I could get the Mega Bloks Technodrome, though. Especially since it's the only way to get a Splinter figure right now. But it's highly unlikely I will ever be able to get that. Even on sale, it's $148, and that is ... kind of a ridiculous price to spend on one single item, let alone a toy. Sigh.
insaneladybug: (baxterstockman)
Dreamwidth reminds me a lot of how LJ used to be, back when they actually seemed to care about their users and made an effort to make the site fun. I remember how staff members used to write those cute, silly mysteries with the sites' mascots in newsletters. I loved that. Then they apparently lost interest and turned it over exclusively to the users to write. I think a couple of them made a brief effort, but it quickly died out then. I haven't thought about those cute story snippets in newsletters for a long time, but I was really sad when they stopped. I don't even know if anything goes on with the LJ mascots at all anymore. The site has seemed so cold and impersonal for years now. They used to do that Writer's Block feature too, and then that stopped. They did a community version for a while, but I think it died. And the formatting is all off because of those stupid "glitch" ads. I do wish DW was more active on the community scene, but maybe that will start to happen with this latest mass migration. Who knows. It's not like LJ has been very active with communities for ages either, except for the U.N.C.L.E. ones and a few other semi-exceptions here and there.

I'll probably make a short LJ post after this to see whether a couple of the people who still read my LJ have accounts here. It's a dilemma with wanting to post where they are, yet really getting fed up with LJ, possibly for good this time. I may decide to crosspost entries from here to LJ, at least for a while, so they can see. I don't know.

And my weird recurrent locations dreams strike again, with another creepy house dream set in that three-story house with ghosts. As usual in those dreams, I got stuck wandering in the eerie parts of the house. This time, I absolutely could not seem to find my way back to the normal parts. In past dreams, I always manage to eventually. And I met some of the ghosts. Two were fairly friendly and helpful, even though they said in life they murdered somebody (!). Yikes. Then there were a lot of evil ghosts who just plain liked to hurt people. Their ringleader seemed to be a ghost who had lost a loved one and was taking it out on everyone. There was definite danger that seemed to be coming to a head and there was the possibility that we were going to have to vacate the house immediately. I was wandering all over and still struggling to find the way back to the livable parts of the house, even with the helpful ghosts' assistance. And I got cornered by the bad ones and was desperately trying to escape while the Big Bad chased me with a forklift. (Yeah, I know.) But the dream ended with a glimmer of hope, as the loved one was graduating to becoming an angel and was coming to try to help her parent. So it ended looking like maybe we wouldn't have to leave.

That was such an intense and interesting dream, I might want to try adapting it into a story. I love when I can do that. Some of my favorite stories started out as dreams.

And speaking of glimmers (heh), I loved the two Pony episodes yesterday, which both starred Starlight Glimmer. It's really interesting seeing how far she's come and what she still needs to learn. She's a reforming bad guy and we're actually seeing her journey, as we also see with Sunset Shimmer in the movies. I love it!

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