The Obsession of Thérèse de la Neige

 
I've come to a realization of sorts lately, one I should have realized quite some time ago.You see, I suck at outlining. In the last year and a half I have attempted to put together a complete outline for Paper Girl. Unfortunately, every time I threw myself into the task, I seem to end up in the same spot. I end up with a big, over detailed and unruly document that I am ultimately unsatisfied with. I'm convinced there are "holes" in the story yet to fill in. Sometimes I attempt to fill...

So much for War Dialing

 
A week ago Monday, I visited my Endo some 9 months after I intended to. In addition to my standard checkup (breast exam, blood levels, etc.) I had two problems I wanted addressed.The first problem was lightheadedness after taking my spiro. While this is completely normal given the nature of the medication, the severity of it has noticeably increased in the past year. I was concerned that as I had lost weight since my last checkup, that I could be taking too much. Furthermore there has been a general...

Her Nimble Fingers

 
Mental note: Never leave your laptop in the precariously hanging last tray on the conveyor to the security scanner. Those conveyors tend to back up too. The tray flipped over and landed square on the monitor with a slap. The right-arrow key popped off, but after a through diagnostic, everything seems fine. It managed to play an AVI from DVD, an MKV from the hard drive, and render a scene in Blender without dying. I even managed to pop the arrow key back on. I must be more careful. Next time I might not...

His Hidden Purpose

 
Dad: I did it, bought a new hard drive. Tess: Excellent. Dad: Seagate SATA 500Gb Tess: Heh, you even listened to my advice about seagate. Tess: Where do you find that? Dad: Yap Dad: It did not work at first Tess: You probably had SATA turned off in the BIOS or something. Dad: Correct, I called your brother and he remotely logged onto my computer and found the problem, right away. Tess: Now I get it. Tess: THIS is why you bought us both computers when we were little. All that free tech support!

Paper Girl delivers the news, "Novella is Dead."

 
The title, Novella: College Journal Manga is several years old now. I first used it back in mid 2002 when the first editions of the so-called "Draft 2" comic were published. It fit with the writing style I had at the time, but I've grown tired of it over the last few years. Today it seems an ungainly string of words as well as plain.Today I prefer short titles. You can see in many of my blog entries that I often choose a single word as a title. The word chosen typically refers to something in, or...

Wait a minute. What!?

 
Appearently, the graphics I made for a client are going to be in the next release of my company's flagship product.  I think I need to lay down -- the room is...

Roses are Red?

 
Back in July I visited the International Rose Testing Garden in Portland, Oregon. I had taken my camera hoped to post pictures that evening. Needless to say, I didn't quite get to...

Claudia

 
Earlier this week I decided to pick up my copy of Interview with the Vampire. I needed a book for my trip to Ohio, and the vivid and articulate words of the characters were a welcome delight. It wasn't just for travel reading or writing quality I had chosen it from my library. Interview fall within a category of books I had read too quickly. I had recently reread Dune, Heretics of Dune, and most of Children of Dune for the same reason. As I had watched the film first and read the book afterward, I...

Remodeling

 
Sometimes I still find myself in this state. There's this peculiar feeling like something scratching at my thoughts in the back of my mind. It seems difficult to think of optimistic possibilities. Instead, I can only think of the dread over the distance of those possibilities. Then, a stray thought. Often it involves a vague sort of self-denial, something that set's the proverbial bar just that much more out of reach. Perhaps I'm too "damaged" to think myself worthy of good things.

Retcon

 
Effective this minute, tessflynn.net is officially dead.I've been mulling over this decision for the last few months.  I originally bought the domain on a whim, not considering the possible implications of having my legal first and last name as a website address. It's not that my name is out there, no doubt it already is. My real problem is what I post here.I would like to keep this site as open as possible. In order to continue to do so and to post trans-related material such as Paper Girl, I...