Just an update for anyone who might be seeking me out.
My AIM is busted right now. I don't know what I do to it. I messed up one of its updates and I can't get it to work. I do have Trillian, but I can never get that to work the way I want it too, either. So, if you talk to me online and I've been quiet, there you go.
Also, I've been doing yet-another proof-read of one of my novels, just because ArkNorth and I have it formatted to pull the self-publish trigger on Kindle. Last resort of someone who's work is too mediocre to get "real-published" or gutsy venture on the part someone flipping the bird at convention and the mainstream ways of publishing - you decide... when I get it up there. (The piece I've decided to do this with is one that is "slightly too short" for most publishers to pay attention... technically, a novel is 50K or more, but most places these days look for something much longer or first in a series. Also, like my work tends to be, it's a little strange - the kind of thing an unknown writer isn't going to get away with unless she rolls up sleeves and does it herself). I'm hoping there may be just enough of a tiny bit of notoriety for it to open doors for my longer and slightly more conventional works. If not, hey, I'll have something out in the either.
Fans of my fan fiction might like it - if they're willing to invest their reading-time in original work.
After that, well... another why I've been "shy" online of late (and not making new pieces ready for here)... FREAKIN' POKEMON. I just evolved a Sylveon last night... and my Pyroar is kicking tail...and I got a Fairy Badge...and...and... I forget how one can lose 6 hours playing Pokemon at a stretch. It's like discovering TV Tropes all over again. Durn addictive game. IT'S EATING MY BRAIN!!!! Help! Or post here if you want to set up some trades - I'm fixing to try breeding experiments soon.
On a related note, I was pleased to find out that the therapist I go to now is familiar with Pokemon and has played it before. It's always good when people who are trying to help your mind understand your geek.