rivals?

Discussion in 'General Chatter' started by bushwah, Jul 19, 2019.

  1. bushwah

    bushwah fandom drag monarch (they/them)

    I am ...not on top of the eating thing anymore, but yesterday I destroyed just about every receipt in my entire apartment. There are maybe a dozen left, out of what had to be hundreds.

    The junk mail shelf is still... not empty... but the receipt hydra has been well and truly slain.

    Today, I engage in an eccentric hobby, I message some professionals to get the biohazard out of my fridge, I attend an important appointment, and I do a load of laundry.
     
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  2. Sethrial MacCoill

    Sethrial MacCoill Attempts were made

    If you're reading this, go write three sentences on your current project.

    I just updated my only fanfic for the first time in almost two years.

    Don't you dare let me beat you at this writing thing
     
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  3. bushwah

    bushwah fandom drag monarch (they/them)

    I said "fuck you" aloud when I saw this.

    ...then finished the paragraph that had been giving me trouble for months, and started the next one, for a total of 85 words.

    Don't think you can get complacent now. What about the next update? Do you know what's going to be in it? Have you written the first sentence?
     
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  4. Acey

    Acey let’s go backwards to destroy the past!

    HA! I just wrote five sentences AND COUNTING!! >:D
     
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  5. bushwah

    bushwah fandom drag monarch (they/them)

    Re: my stated goals:

    I did not engage in the eccentric hobby. I think I messaged a professional, but regardless, the biohazard is still in the fridge. I attended the appointment successfully, and the laundry finished perhaps an hour ago (so today, not yesterday). I have also not done the errands I intended to do today: eccentric hobby round 2 electric boogaloo and placing calls with certain esteemed members of the medical community.
     
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  6. Everett

    Everett local rats so small, so tiny


    im not participating in Rivalry but my assignments are only about 3 or 4 sentences each anyway so i finally did one

    Thank u for Motivation
     
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  7. bushwah

    bushwah fandom drag monarch (they/them)

    Visited a medical professional! Am not really dressed properly for Eccentric Hobby but eh. Not paid to give a fuck.
     
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  8. bushwah

    bushwah fandom drag monarch (they/them)

    Congratulations on doing your assignment!

    And thank you for specifying you’re not part of the event. Boundaries are good.
     
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  9. bushwah

    bushwah fandom drag monarch (they/them)

    Refrained from engaging in Eccentric Hobby in order to be in the right place to greet Local Friend when Local Friend returned from apartment-hunting in Distant City, if Local Friend consents to be so greeted.

    Doctors Hate Them! Eldritch abomination "shows up at my house and demands to be treated with a thousand voices speaking in eerie harmony," doctors say
     
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  10. idiomie

    idiomie I, A Shark Apologist

    guys, i made a super fancy tea and then ground up 4 cups worth of coffee and stuck it in the fridge to make tons of cold brew coffee. you can't even
     
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  11. bushwah

    bushwah fandom drag monarch (they/them)

    oh no the power of your caffeination! it's... growing! whatever shall I do? foiled again by @idiomie the great

    ...now I'm going to have to wash my floor. can you do that?!
     
  12. Sethrial MacCoill

    Sethrial MacCoill Attempts were made

    I wrote the first page of the next chapter a year and a half ago. Now I just have to write the rest! Should be easy.

    Gratz on getting that paragraph taken care of.
     
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  13. bushwah

    bushwah fandom drag monarch (they/them)

    If you haven’t done it, and it’s been a year and a half, I’m inclined to say there’s something making it not easy.

    Which is to say, you’ve set yourself a worthy challenge, and I look forward to seeing you execute it.

    Thanks! I feel back on track with the chapter, really; it got bogged down in setting details when what I needed was insights into a character, and I know where to look now.
     
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  14. idiomie

    idiomie I, A Shark Apologist

    7 cups water, 3 cups light sugar syrup, and 4 cups coffee grounds apparently produces 6.5 cups of finished cold brew

    i.... am not ready for this kind of power
    cleaning is not my beast to vanquish today! today was talking to apartment management, in case anything goes fucky and our rent bounces (accomplished) and securing a personal loan to pay for my car (everything i can do: accomplished; waiting on lebesgue calling the bank/loan officer)!

    and you know what? i still unloaded the dishwasher, ran another load, and then unloaded that one too

    i've made a considered tactical decision to not go to hebrew class tonight, but i am prepping for hosting shabbos dinner friday. i think i'm gonna set my sights pretty high today, and take stock of all our food, and see how much longer it will last us before we need to go grocery shopping again
     
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  15. bushwah

    bushwah fandom drag monarch (they/them)

    *softly* shit shit they're gaining on us

    don't drink it all at once please? if you get hurt you won't be able to keep up for a while and I'll get to slackening off.

    ooh, money! fight that money! bureaucracy is a vast and mighty foe, but you have negotiated a worthy truce!

    I don't unload my dishwasher because I have no other place to put my dishes (dishwasher's for clean, sink's for dirty, when I run out of dishes I refill the dishwasher from the sink and run it), but I do need to do a load now because I have no glasses and my only butterknife has cantaloupe juice on it.

    you, meanwhile, have vanquished two loads of dishes in rapid succession. from my experience with laundry, I can be assured this is a significant feat! congratulations, rival.

    ah, I see you begin a back room inventory! will you succeed, or will you have to regroup and try again? only time will tell.

    *whimpers at the mess that is my pantry situation* still need that professional to get the biohazard out of my fridge

    today, I load and run the dishwasher, purchase an important item (whose nature you may know from our private conversations), feast grandly in the style of my home, and wash the floor!
     
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  16. bushwah

    bushwah fandom drag monarch (they/them)

    Dishwasher started. Feast started (but far from finished). I'm cataloguing the items on the floor in order to see if the couch will fit them or if the bed will have to be pressed into service as well. The important item is next, I think, if the merchant selling it be awake at this hour.
     
  17. idiomie

    idiomie I, A Shark Apologist

    @bushwah i just got home from fetching my car, having acquired the monies - did you acquire your important item? or i have i bested you this round?
     
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  18. bushwah

    bushwah fandom drag monarch (they/them)

    What, that little thing? I had it hours ago. You're going to have to do better than that.

    At the same time as I handled that trivial matter, I bought a new ergonomic broom and dustpan so that I hopefully don't have to wash the floor (as was my plan: with water and a towel) in order to get all this dust off it. Of course, I could still wash it if I wanted to, but my time was meant for bigger and better things!

    (things I meant to do redacted)
     
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  19. bushwah

    bushwah fandom drag monarch (they/them)

    (Hamming it up in this thread? big fun. I don't always do the things I brag about being about to do, but having bragged about being about to do a thing does leave me thinking "well, shit, how do I actually do that?" in a way that I can actually grapple with instead of the general bleak "too many things, too few of me" attitude that I have going around.

    Also I based the trivial matter bit on a piece in the Lord of the Rings trilogy where the big villain Sauron is like, "oh come on won't you just give me this ring? it's nothing special; it has no gems set in it, just a little golden trinket. a token of your good will only" like that's what I'm trying to channel here for the record)
     
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  20. bushwah

    bushwah fandom drag monarch (they/them)

    Biohazard: shronk!
     
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