Snowflake

Snowflake

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Fog has settled over the countryside. It seems to be affecting my mood. Feel sluggish and can’t get started on anything. A definitive case of S.A.D.
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  • Are you a ...?
    Other
    What genre do you primarily write in?
    Fiction for children
    If you write in more than one area, what is your next most favoured genre?
    Sci-fi
    Are your reading habits ...?
    Other
    Who is your favourite author(s)?
    Peter Carey, Amy Tan, Shaun Tan, Lauren Child, Satoe Tone, Emily Gravett
    And your all time favourite books? (You can change these at any time, by the way ...)
    Focault's Pendulum, Cloud Atlas, Oscar and Lucinda, The Joy Luck Club, The Lost Thing, Spells
    What are your working habits when you write?
    Procastinatory
    Are you the edit-every-sentence-ten-times type, or do you prefer to let rip?
    Ten times? Why so little?
    Your ultimate writing ambition?
    Write and illustrate children's books. Perhaps some adult fiction.
    Your worst habit?
    Self doubt and atrocious speling
    Your opinion on the books industry?
    It is a tough game, but everyone does their best
    Where do you write?
    On scraps of paper at 3am
    What else do you want Word Clouders to know? eg: do you have 9 cats / like paragliding / eat nothing but tinned fish / work in the bath / live in Kettering?
    I'm a half Japanese/Kiwi Australian (you do the maths), living in Scotland. Mum of 3. Youngest has Type 1 diabetes. Eldest and youngest both have Asperger's. Life is never dull. Pinterest addict. Graphic designer/illustrator. Trying for career change.

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    Snowflake
    "Snowflake" commented on Jaxx's Blog "Random Musings - Fair Fight".
    I’ve just bought another copy to re-read.
    11 days ago
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    Snowflake
    Snowflake commented on Snowflake's picture.
    Moon. Practicing drawing round things ever since a fellow artist gave me a tip for creating circles in Procreate.
    11 days ago
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    Snowflake
    "Snowflake" commented on Jaxx's Blog "Random Musings - Fair Fight".
    Many years ago I read a novel called THE MOTE IN GOD’S EYE by Larry Niven and Jerry Pounelle. It deals with the meeting of different species/technologies. Perhaps this might give you some inspiration.
    11 days ago
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    Snowflake
    "Snowflake" commented on Jaxx's Blog "Random Musings - Fair Fight".
    Sounds great. You could always explore the idea of a completely made up other world society where you make up the rules of progression. Look forward to hearing how you resolve this.
    11 days ago
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    Snowflake Fog has settled over the countryside. It seems to be affecting my mood. Feel sluggish and can’t get started on anything. A definitive case of S.A.D.
    23 days ago
    • Sally
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      Sally Ah hope a decent sleep and a cuppa coffee this morning has helped to clear your mind and you're feeling bit better… feels like hide under the duvet weather doesn't it!!
      22 days ago
    • Snowflake
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      Snowflake Thanks. The sun actually came out today so I’ve been busy drawing. I got a tip from another artist on how to create circles in the Procreate app. Round things are my current theme.
      21 days ago
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    Snowflake Would just like to share a piece of music called "weightless" by Marconi Union. It was commissioned to be relaxing and apparently you shouldn't listen to it while driving because it can cause drowsiness. I listened to it before having to go for ecg and blood pressure test. All went well. I do wonder what effect this had.
    1 month ago
    • Snowflake
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      Snowflake You can find a 10 hour mix on youtube.
      1 month ago
    • Yo
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      Yo If it takes 10 hours to relax you, it probably doesn't work ;-)
      1 month ago
    • Athelstone
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      Athelstone If you can listen to it for 10 hours and you're relaxed it probably does
      1 month ago
    • Barny
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      Barny Working from home, some days I have Marconi Union as background music, not too loud. Can't imagine actually setting out to listen to it.
      1 month ago
    • Snowflake
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      Snowflake Can't say I've ever heard the ten hour mix all the way through. I've usually dosed off way before then.
      29 days ago
    • Snowflake
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      Snowflake dozed!!!
      27 days ago
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    Snowflake
    Snowflake commented on Sally's wall:
    Sorry . . . I'm a bit s . . .l . . .o . . .w . . .
    1 month ago
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    Snowflake
    Snowflake commented on Sally's wall:
    Well duh . It's because we're already friends!!!
    1 month ago
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    Snowflake
    Snowflake commented on Sally's wall:
    I was going to send you a friend request but the option seems to have been removed. Not sure why but feel free to comment on my wall whenever you like.
    1 month ago
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    Snowflake I seem to have acquired a pet spider known as Nemesis. I loathe the things but this one had put up such a fight that I grudgingly have to pay my respects. I will therefore allow you to live in the cupboard behind the tea towels. However if you touch any of the said tea towels you die. Fair enough?
    1 month ago
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      Snowflake I KNOW it is not, but I still, days later cannot shake the FEELING. Nemesis is a rarity, a spider that I almost have an affection for. It won't budge from the cupboard and normally I wouldn't allow any to make it this far. Somehow this one has snuck past my defences. I do draw a line at using my teatowels as snuggly duvet though.
      1 month ago
    • Woolleybeans
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      Woolleybeans I've made a deal with the giant spider that lives along the doorway to the orangery. I think. At least, it hasn't run across the floor at me yet.
      1 month ago
    • Snowflake
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      Snowflake I had one run at me last week. Unfortunately I didn't see it and squished bit with my bare feet.
      1 month ago
    • Woolleybeans
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      Woolleybeans That...that would... No. I can't even form the image. That... How...? Have you slept since?
      1 month ago
    • Snowflake
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      Snowflake Spiders feel AWFUL under bare feet.
      1 month ago
    • Snowflake
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      Snowflake I had a shower, that made me feel slightly better, but I can't shake the feeling that my foot has been poisoned.
      1 month ago
    • Snowflake
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      Snowflake It was a large spider too!
      1 month ago
    • Barny
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      Barny We cleared out our summerhouse a couple of weeks ago, for the first time since...ever. So many spiders I had to change the bag on our vacuum cleaner :-o
      1 month ago
    • Snowflake
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      Snowflake My husband caught one with the dyson, it just ran around and around the inside.
      1 month ago
    • Barny
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      Barny Ah that's the advantage of a vac that takes bags: the spiders don't get stuck in a transparent triple vortex.
      1 month ago
    • Woolleybeans
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      Woolleybeans The way they move is the worst. And I get the feeling your foot is poisoned.
      1 month ago
    • Snowflake
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      Snowflake I KNOW it is not, but I still, days later cannot shake the FEELING. Nemesis is a rarity, a spider that I almost have an affection for. It won't budge from the cupboard and normally I wouldn't allow any to make it this far. Somehow this one has snuck past my defences. I do draw a line at using my teatowels as snuggly duvet though.
      1 month ago
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    Snowflake
    "Snowflake" commented on Philippa's Blog "Psycho".
    I've only just stumbled upon this thread and it made interesting reading. My daughter (almost 15) has Asperger's. She is high functioning which puts her at odds with just about everyone. Of course the kids at school have picked up on this quirkiness ...
    1 month ago
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    Snowflake
    Snowflake Have to go, my son wants the iPad for his "sleepy music". This is why I get no writing done.
    1 month ago
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    Daedalus
    Daedalus commented on Snowflake's wall:
    Not closed until the end of the month Snowflake, you have plenty of time
    1 month ago
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    Snowflake
    Snowflake commented on Seagreen's wall:
    Oh no is the September comp already closed? I have part of a story but haven't had time to finish it.
    1 month ago
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    Snowflake
    Snowflake has accepted Sally's friend request.
    1 month ago

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  • Daedalus
    by Daedalus 1 month ago
    Not closed until the end of the month Snowflake, you have plenty of time
  • Sally
    by Sally 1 month ago
    Just to reach out at say hi! New here, getting used to the cloud and saw you did the picture book course last year. I'm just starting it this week. Looking forward to getting started!
  • Caducean Whisks
    by Caducean Whisks 1 month ago
    Must say these mandibubble pictures of yours are rather stunning.
    Must look that app up. They're astonishingly lovely.
  • Seagreen
    by Seagreen 1 month ago
    It was the first thing that popped into my head when I googled Iris van Herpen. And iridescent cellophane - totally fabulous idea!
  • Athelstone
    by Athelstone 1 year ago
    I'd like to second Tom Waits. I love Tom Waits. Telephone call from Istanbul - GENIUS. Maybe next year. Also, if we're looking at singer songwriters for their poetry, how about Leonard Cohen?
  • Caducean Whisks
    by Caducean Whisks 1 year ago
    Thanks :) Somewhere in the universe and beyond and along the space-time continuum, it's always someone's birthday. The Cloud is stratospheric, after all.
  • GippsGirl
    by GippsGirl 1 year ago
    So you're an ex-illustrator? Explains Shaun Tan! If I am captured by his book, I'll keep an eye out for the film you mentioned.
  • GippsGirl
    by GippsGirl 1 year ago
    I see you like Shaun Tan. I've just got a copy of The Arrival - yet to read/browse, but it looks intriguing!