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17 September 2014 @ 11:47 am
Well. This is inconvenient.  
I've had a sort of weird flu/cold thing since I went to the wedding a couple of weeks ago. Many of the guests have gotten ill, apparently. We suspect a groomsman who flew in from Calgary with a cold is the source.

First I had a very sore throat, and then that resolved a bit and I started coughing instead. Last night, I coughed so hard that I'm pretty sure I've ruptured my left ear drum. It's been ruptured in the past, when I had a very, very bad URI about...ten years ago. So, it's probably a bit weak. I couldn't hear at all last night, this morning I have a sort of echoing, tinny sound in it, like I'm hearing things through a glitched computer. My mother, the Kindly but Reasonable Nurse, told me to just go to bed, so I did. There's nothing a doctor can do about it unless it doesn't heal on it's own, so there's no point in seeing anyone.

I'm writing cute stories and listening to British panel shows to cheer myself up.

Also, I was going to share this at some point, and since I'm here... Someone on tumblr linked to this website: Fake Name Generator. It not only generates fake names, it gives you an address, telephone number, occupation, birthdate, vehicle, Visa Card number, all sorts of things. You can identify a nationality for the person and the country they're living in, to get appropriate results. It basically generates a random character, which might be useful if you need a background character for a story and don't want to spend time coming up with all this stuff. I'm thinking it would be useful for a list of suspects for a murder story.
 
 
 
aelfgyfu_mead: Janetaelfgyfu_mead on September 17th, 2014 09:22 pm (UTC)
I hope you feel better soon! That sounds miserable.
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on September 18th, 2014 02:34 am (UTC)
It's not fun, I have to admit, but it does seem to be a bit better tonight, so hopefully I'm on the mend. Thanks for the nice thoughts!
formerly lifeinsomniac: MoranSortedjoonscribble on September 17th, 2014 09:55 pm (UTC)
Aw, man! I'm sorry to hear you're feeling poorly. Have some cute animals to go along with your writing of cute stories: here, here, here, and here. And here's a bonus pic of a possible dog daemon who isn't amused with her human.

Also, that name generator is perfect for coming up with minor characters...only I worry that it'll just trigger my general desire to give stories to every minor character I see in various media.
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on September 17th, 2014 10:14 pm (UTC)
Thank you!

That little kitty falling clearly has a toddler human past his naptime.

Kid: "I not sleepy!"
*daemon falls over*
Parent: Yep, time for bed.

And the little doxie looks exactly like Ascii when you ask her if she's supposed to be doing what she's doing. And the newsman's daemon is clearly very serious about the current story.

Here, have some stuff in return: Tomor off to build stuff, Demira investigating whether this suspicious toy is safe or not, Dejeni very pleased by your offer, Demira needing a word. And This just makes me laugh.

Also, that name generator is perfect for coming up with minor characters...only I worry that it'll just trigger my general desire to give stories to every minor character I see in various media.

There is that. And with all the details, I want to know more about about 27-year-old Susan who installs PBX for restaurants, and lives in Connecticut.



formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on September 17th, 2014 10:21 pm (UTC)
Yssh! Raccoons are so cute. Especially toddler ones. They're also so expressive.

That one with the cat and peacock also made me laugh. The peacock is clearly thinking, "Look, go away."
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on September 17th, 2014 10:25 pm (UTC)
The peacock is clearly thinking, "Look, go away."

"I'm trying to be fabulous here, you're cramping my style, kid."



shadowfireflameshadowfireflame on September 18th, 2014 01:38 am (UTC)
Oh no!!! I hope you get well soon!!! :(
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on September 18th, 2014 02:34 am (UTC)
Thank you!