dreamcatchings: (illy: bored now)
Things are going pretty well. New position is so much less stressful although getting used to the new schedule still has me thrown for a bit of a loop while I get used to it. Then there's the fact that our IT department didn't install everything on my computer properly, and I can't do parts of my job because of it. That does worry me, but my boss knows that I've been emailing them every week for a month. Mostly because I put him on the email chain. He even emailed, and they ignored him too. Excellent.

Going out of order, I decided on a forum setup for the game I had been talking about. I am currently working on building it and all the various things included in setting up a forum game. You can actually see if here and feel free to give me feedback. I've mostly just been trying to figure out how to make someone else's CSS behave since I have no idea how to write my own.

The best (and worst) thing about the new position by far is that one of my co-workers is about on the same level of comic book geek as I am so we spend a good bit of time talking about them. He has a tendency to read things I don't so I've been learning a lot about Captain America. He's also a really big DC fan. I have hit and miss DC knowledge. All his talk about the new 52 perked my interest, though, and I actually pre-ordered eight TPBs yesterday: Legion of Super-Heroes, Legion Lost, Teen Titans (Scott Lobdell FTW hopefully), Animal Man (per co-worker's suggestion), Birds of Prey (ZOMG, thank goodness someone is using Katana because I loved her in Batman and the Outsiders forever and ever ago), Justice League Dark, Justice League International (one word: ICE!) and Suicide Squad (Harley Quinn, nuff said). We'll see how they are.

Also thanks to our conversations, I ended up buying the comics edition of Collectorz as well as the app that turns my phone into a bar code scanner.

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Feb. 19th, 2012 12:23 am
dreamcatchings: (mulder: nerd)
I spent the majority of my mid-week weekend (trust me, it's a thing) using Comic Collectorz and their app to turn your camera phone into a bar code reader to make a catalog of my comic books. The software has a handy export to HTML function, and I have some webspace through work so you guys get to see my catalog. It's here if you want to take a look.

Random

Feb. 19th, 2012 12:23 am
dreamcatchings: (mulder: nerd)
I spent the majority of my mid-week weekend (trust me, it's a thing) using Comic Collectorz and their app to turn your camera phone into a bar code reader to make a catalog of my comic books. The software has a handy export to HTML function, and I have some webspace through work so you guys get to see my catalog. It's here if you want to take a look.
dreamcatchings: (ray: starchilde)
True to my word, here are some of the possible plot ideas that I've been drafting up in the massive Google Doc for this game. I apologize if there's some discrepancies. As I said previously this is all in a rough draft form and is mostly being used to get the ideas out and about.

Powers in the Verse plot potential )

Drive By

Feb. 4th, 2012 12:45 pm
dreamcatchings: (scully: smart is sexy)
New job is good so far. I still don't have access to as much as I need. It's been a slow, long fight with our IS department to get them to make my phone work and my computer to work and access what they should. In the meantime, I do what I can and no one yells at me. Seriously. This group of people is so nice. I'm still the new kid so I don't automatically click with every one just yet, but I'm not having any conflicts with anyone either. I'm totally down with that. And the two people I work with the most I've known foe years so we already have a decently established working relationship.

I've started working out some potential plot threads on the game I mentioned previously. I'll post those here too eventually. Hopefully I'll be able to be on AIM again soon so people can hit me up there and talk the talk yo.

I really do want to get Powers in the Verse off the ground because I think it could be a lot of fun. I'm still pondering what the best format for it will be. I live both forum and journal a lot. I can see the pros and cons of both for sure. I'm going to have to hammer that our more.

I am also still working--or rather just recently started--those Christmas fics I promised a couple of people. The drastic decrease in stress is allowing me to have more time to be creative rather than feeling like I've been steamrolled so that's another bonus.
dreamcatchings: (chase: lasers)
This is sort of what I had been playing with in regards to the game I mentioned previously. The original idea was for it to be forum based, but I've been bouncing that around. This is all still very up in the air but please feel free to read and comment as you like. I'm also open to suggestions and love feedback as well as brainstorming.

It's all pretty scattered at the moment so please keep that in mind.

Powers in the Verse )
dreamcatchings: (g/c: happier days)
New Ingrid album means new Ingrid photos which means I want to make more grown-up Gert icons. If only I had some place to use grown-up Gert icons. I really need to try and get my new game off the ground, but I'm afraid that I wouldn't be able to find anyone to play and that I wouldn't have enough time to run it. Although I might with new job now.

Anyone reading interested in a steampunk/cowboy (think Firefly) sort of X-Men game that takes place in space?
dreamcatchings: (Default)
New Ingrid album means new Ingrid photos which means I want to make more grown-up Gert icons. If only I had some place to use grown-up Gert icons. I really need to try and get my new game off the ground, but I'm afraid that I wouldn't be able to find anyone to play and that I wouldn't have enough time to run it. Although I might with new job now.

Anyone reading interested in a steampunk/cowboy (think Firefly) sort of X-Men game that takes place in space?
dreamcatchings: (sfu: burn it away)
I promised an explanation post, which I still need to do, but here's a quick and dirty highlight: I start a new position at work tomorrow. It's not the trainer one. It's the one that has to do with time cards and administrative things. It's more base pay and a comparable schedule. Here's hoping I don't suck at it.
dreamcatchings: (Default)
I promised an explanation post, which I still need to do, but here's a quick and dirty highlight: I start a new position at work tomorrow. It's not the trainer one. It's the one that has to do with time cards and administrative things. It's more base pay and a comparable schedule. Here's hoping I don't suck at it.
dreamcatchings: (illy: bored now)
I shouldn't have spent the money, but I totally preorderd this because I couldn't pass it up. Now let's see them make Husk, Chamber, Arsenic and Old Lace and Chase. I'd be totally fucking broke, but my world would be complete.

I promise more later although it might not be this weekend.
dreamcatchings: (Default)
I shouldn't have spent the money, but I totally preorderd this because I couldn't pass it up. Now let's see them make Husk, Chamber, Arsenic and Old Lace and Chase. I'd be totally fucking broke, but my world would be complete.

I promise more later although it might not be this weekend.
dreamcatchings: (joa: ignorable me)
I did not get the one position at work, which does not surprise me. The feedback I have been given thus far was nowhere near helpful and seemed to be geared toward pushing me, once again, in a direction at work that I do not wish to pursue. The second position I applied for has not been through the interview process yet. I am supposed to be getting a phone call from the manager/supervisor over that department sometime today or tomorrow. The lack of an honest to god time expectation strikes me as totally inconsiderate, especially as I am trying to make plans with various people but have to put them on hold because what would I do if said manager called me during them.

Then I get a private message on Fanfiction.net that says, "Do you still go on this website? Geesh you must not since you only wrote stories from '98! Bye!" It shouldn't have caused a knee jerk response of me feeling like a failure, but it did so I sent them a message back that basically said, "Thank you for writing me, and maybe you didn't mean this message to be so hurtful but it was." because I'm getting really sick of everything at this point.

I feel not only stuck but also punished at work. I miss my old supervisor who would have fought for me. I am tired of being the team captain in keeping people's spirits up. I am sick of playing lead without any of the recognition or pay. Our current lead refers people and their questions to me. He gives me power. I get nothing but more responsibilities in return. No one gives me an inch, but they take miles and miles from me.

My soul hurts.

I am still seriously considering having a talk with the manager over our side of the call center because something has to give.
dreamcatchings: (Default)
I did not get the one position at work, which does not surprise me. The feedback I have been given thus far was nowhere near helpful and seemed to be geared toward pushing me, once again, in a direction at work that I do not wish to pursue. The second position I applied for has not been through the interview process yet. I am supposed to be getting a phone call from the manager/supervisor over that department sometime today or tomorrow. The lack of an honest to god time expectation strikes me as totally inconsiderate, especially as I am trying to make plans with various people but have to put them on hold because what would I do if said manager called me during them.

Then I get a private message on Fanfiction.net that says, "Do you still go on this website? Geesh you must not since you only wrote stories from '98! Bye!" It shouldn't have caused a knee jerk response of me feeling like a failure, but it did so I sent them a message back that basically said, "Thank you for writing me, and maybe you didn't mean this message to be so hurtful but it was." because I'm getting really sick of everything at this point.

I feel not only stuck but also punished at work. I miss my old supervisor who would have fought for me. I am tired of being the team captain in keeping people's spirits up. I am sick of playing lead without any of the recognition or pay. Our current lead refers people and their questions to me. He gives me power. I get nothing but more responsibilities in return. No one gives me an inch, but they take miles and miles from me.

My soul hurts.

I am still seriously considering having a talk with the manager over our side of the call center because something has to give.
dreamcatchings: (dw: simply having a wonderful christmas)
I forgot to mention this earlier. A very big thank you to [livejournal.com profile] mizzmarvel for sending me the present. I wasn't expecting it so I opened it early. Thank you very much, dear.

For all those on my flist, here's hoping you have a fantastic holiday no matter what you celebrate. May it be full of light and love and hope and wonder. I am very glad to know all of you, and I wish each and every one of you all the wonderful things in the world.

The fic Christmas presents are obviously going to be late, but if you want one, come sign up here.
dreamcatchings: (dw: simply having a wonderful christmas)
I forgot to mention this earlier. A very big thank you to [personal profile] mizzmarvel for sending me the present. I wasn't expecting it so I opened it early. Thank you very much, dear.

For all those on my flist, here's hoping you have a fantastic holiday no matter what you celebrate. May it be full of light and love and hope and wonder. I am very glad to know all of you, and I wish each and every one of you all the wonderful things in the world.

The fic Christmas presents are obviously going to be late, but if you want one, come sign up here.
dreamcatchings: (gert: smile)
My da and I did Christmas today. He bought me an X-Box Kinect, which I knew about because I helped him pick it out, and a Kindle Fire, which I am totally OMGing over. So cool. I'm thinking of using the name Gert for the Fire.

In other news, my mom and aunt are fighting so said aunt will not be at Christmas. Oh well.
dreamcatchings: (Default)
My da and I did Christmas today. He bought me an X-Box Kinect, which I knew about because I helped him pick it out, and a Kindle Fire, which I am totally OMGing over. So cool. I'm thinking of using the name Gert for the Fire.

In other news, my mom and aunt are fighting so said aunt will not be at Christmas. Oh well.
dreamcatchings: (joa: ignorable me)
A nightmare woke me up at 8am. It was ghost related in that I was talking to someone I didn't know in a house I didn't know. She was talking to me over the phone, though. She related an incident that had happened to her and her family in the house. I woke up, but it wasn't the normal waking up. My dream just went black. After she finished the story. Just black. Like my conscious mind had decided that was enough of that shit and just pulled back. I normally wake up wake up, eyes open, gasping. That sort of thing. This was a quick fade to black and wobbling on the edge and wondering whether I was still asleep or not. And then I opened my eyes. Bleck. Oh well. I decided to make the Christmas pumpkin pies. One to take to my dad's tomorrow and one for my mom's on Christmas. I'll probably make some quick and easy fudge to take, too. It's just melted chocolate chips and sweetened, condensed milk. A friend at work told me about it.

Speaking of work, things continue to be the terrible. One of my co-workers refuses to do practically anything and no matter how much we complain to the supervisor nothing seems to happen. Our lead does nothing about it. He makes jokes about this person needing to work, but they all just get laughed off because they're friends. So obviously there's no bite to it. There's also the fact that 90% of the time when someone asks our lead a question, he defers to me. Of course I wasn't allowed to even put in for the position. I just get to do it by default. I'm also the morale officer in addition to everything else under the big, blue sky that I'm doing.

Then there's our manager who gives us no respect and never answers a question directly. He disrespects me left and right. He'll give me something to do and then when I offer to do more of it, he acts like I have no fucking idea what I'm doing. Case in point, yesterday we were working on a Communication and some articles about a process change. I wrote/rewrote all of those. Manager mentions that someone also needs to add some articles about the process, which I point out that I can do. He acts like there's no way in hell I could figure it out. Hey. Fuck you.

The one position I applied for was one interview and two presentations. I have a feedback interview on the 27th, which will likely be a "Thanks but no thanks" meeting because my personality doesn't mesh or what the fuck ever. Then there's the second position, which I will have a phone interview for on the 29th or 30th because the supervisor over that department is nice enough not to make me drive in on a day off. This position contains a large popularity factor because the department gets to vote on the new member. Also the supervisor is married to the overall manager of my current department. She adores me and would not want to lose me.

Seriously, though, if something doesn't come through I'm going down to talk to her. I need a position created for me that includes the tasks I do and takes me out of my current pool. I'm doing a massive amount of work for no more pay or respect or recognition. I'm tired of the doormat life.

Totally considering moving to North Carolina and starting a bakery/pub with De. I don't know if it would work, but damn I need something. Baking excites me. I enjoy doing it. I made 689 cookies for people at work last weekend and loved every minute of it even as my hands ached from using the cookie scoop that much.

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A nightmare woke me up at 8am. It was ghost related in that I was talking to someone I didn't know in a house I didn't know. She was talking to me over the phone, though. She related an incident that had happened to her and her family in the house. I woke up, but it wasn't the normal waking up. My dream just went black. After she finished the story. Just black. Like my conscious mind had decided that was enough of that shit and just pulled back. I normally wake up wake up, eyes open, gasping. That sort of thing. This was a quick fade to black and wobbling on the edge and wondering whether I was still asleep or not. And then I opened my eyes. Bleck. Oh well. I decided to make the Christmas pumpkin pies. One to take to my dad's tomorrow and one for my mom's on Christmas. I'll probably make some quick and easy fudge to take, too. It's just melted chocolate chips and sweetened, condensed milk. A friend at work told me about it.

Speaking of work, things continue to be the terrible. One of my co-workers refuses to do practically anything and no matter how much we complain to the supervisor nothing seems to happen. Our lead does nothing about it. He makes jokes about this person needing to work, but they all just get laughed off because they're friends. So obviously there's no bite to it. There's also the fact that 90% of the time when someone asks our lead a question, he defers to me. Of course I wasn't allowed to even put in for the position. I just get to do it by default. I'm also the morale officer in addition to everything else under the big, blue sky that I'm doing.

Then there's our manager who gives us no respect and never answers a question directly. He disrespects me left and right. He'll give me something to do and then when I offer to do more of it, he acts like I have no fucking idea what I'm doing. Case in point, yesterday we were working on a Communication and some articles about a process change. I wrote/rewrote all of those. Manager mentions that someone also needs to add some articles about the process, which I point out that I can do. He acts like there's no way in hell I could figure it out. Hey. Fuck you.

The one position I applied for was one interview and two presentations. I have a feedback interview on the 27th, which will likely be a "Thanks but no thanks" meeting because my personality doesn't mesh or what the fuck ever. Then there's the second position, which I will have a phone interview for on the 29th or 30th because the supervisor over that department is nice enough not to make me drive in on a day off. This position contains a large popularity factor because the department gets to vote on the new member. Also the supervisor is married to the overall manager of my current department. She adores me and would not want to lose me.

Seriously, though, if something doesn't come through I'm going down to talk to her. I need a position created for me that includes the tasks I do and takes me out of my current pool. I'm doing a massive amount of work for no more pay or respect or recognition. I'm tired of the doormat life.

Totally considering moving to North Carolina and starting a bakery/pub with De. I don't know if it would work, but damn I need something. Baking excites me. I enjoy doing it. I made 689 cookies for people at work last weekend and loved every minute of it even as my hands ached from using the cookie scoop that much.

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