Hey, all. It's been a while. Not a whole lot to report? Microdyne goes as it goes. There's a whole complicated thing which has resulted me in switching to customer service. Not because I was doing badly in tech support, but because...well, this customer service contract uses the same people as the tech support contract I am (was) on, but most of the people HATE this customer service contract. So the 'assistant manager' for it is leaving, and I've been tapped to replace her. It means a lot more work, but whatever....it'll keep me busy, which makes the days go by a LOT more quickly and smoothly.
Still stuck on my second Peace Corps essay. Argh!
I did actually write something else, though. WARNING, SHOJO GEEKINESS AHEAD.
I've been behind, but today I picked up Fruits Basket
17 (actually, I still count as behind since volume 18 is out already). I was a little sad that I already knew the big revelation from this volume....but the moments of absolute adorableness
between Kyo and Tohru kind of made up for it. The whapping with the scarf? And the paper flower? I squee-ed. Also, I still love Hanajima. She's probably my favorite character.
But anyway. The last chapter in volume 17 got me thinking again about Shigure's motivations. They are still sort of unclear, yes? And I realized I had a theory. And instead of simply blathering on about this theory, I decided to write a short fanfic explicating it. It was originally going to be a conversation between Shigure and Ayame, where Shigure basically came clean about what he's really after. But even if that was in-character for Shigure (doubtful), I realized about two sentences in that I wouldn't be able to write something like that with any kind of grace. So I went a little understated, while still being sort of painfully obvious.
It's rather terrible, but I am attached to my idea of Shigure's motivation, so I figured I would post it anyway. No actual spoilers, as such, but will make marginally more sense after reading volume 17. Critique is more than welcome, as always.Plots( But to move the plot the way you wanted, sometimes you had to torture your characters a bit )