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Dear Scrivener.

This 'interactive tutorial' you purport to have crafted is, in fact, neither interactive nor particularly tutorial'y. It is, to put it bluntly, a wall of text disguised as several piles of bricks, with a few 'exercises' tossed in for, what appears, shits'n'giggles.

Please don't take this the wrong way, but for the price you charge for your product, I would expect a little more... professionalism with regards to said 'tutorial'.

I accept this kind of thing from software like yWriter, because it's free. It does, however, not incite me to either sit through the last two parts of your 'interactive tutorial', nor to pay good money for your product when money's tight.

No love right now,

Dhae

This entry was originally posted at http://dhae-knight-1.dreamwidth.org/101743.html.
So... Today was the day of turning in my thesis. Which I have to drive to the nearby town to do. I had no stress, because I finished everything on Tuesday, so I was golden.

Right up until the point I get in my car, turn the key, and nothing happens. At 11. And we have to turn them in by 12 at the latest. Straight off, there are two choices; taking the bus (which has its closest stop about 10 minutes walk from the office where we have to deliver them at, you guessed it!, 10 minutes to12). Or take a chance that my local mechanic would help a panicked student and lend me some power.

Thankfully, he did, and I turned in my thesis with a whole 10 minutes to spare!

Afterwards, a flock of us went out to eat lunch, which was really nice, but afterwards I kinda wanted to go home. Which turned out to be a good idea since I have, at current, a temperature of 39 celsius (102.2 fahrenheit) so I feel utterly crappy.

Anyway. Just wanted y'all to know that with my thesis done I might get to do some fun stuff once again... ;-)

This entry was originally posted at http://dhae-knight-1.dreamwidth.org/101503.html.

Catalyst - new fic! (Hotch/Reid pre-slash)

Title: Catalyst 1/5
Author: Dhae Knight
Word count: 1,287
Pairing or featured character: Hotch/Reid pre-slash. Hotch/Beth established. Jack Hotchner
Rating: PG
Warnings and/or spoilers: You know about Beth? Good. Angst ahoy!
Author's notes: I've done my very best to not make Beth a bad person in this one (yes, I do feel slightly guilty for turning her into a crazed serial-killer in the last one), but my dislike for her might shine through. Unbetaed in the extreme. I'll post over the next five days, so check in again on Thursday, if you want to read it all in one sitting.
Summary: Jack has a secret, and he tells Reid. How will Reid handle said secret?

Catalyst 1/5

Please note the Author's notes! This is only the first part - the others are written and will be posted over the next five days.
This entry was originally posted at http://dhae-knight-1.dreamwidth.org/101242.html.

Well, fuck

 So... Over the past month I've suffered two weeks of total and utter writer's block. Nothing. i couldn't even edit my thesis, so I'm woefully behind on my schedule and not really sure how I'm going to make it. Well. I'm going to have to, one way or another.

Then I've just been sick. I still have a cold, but for the first two days I ran a fever and litterally couldn't think. Again; not really the kind of thing I need right now.

Also, I've found an amazing house, which I really, really want, so I mailed my bank. Well. One of my banks. The lady who replied was... Less than informative, and I couldn't get a clear answer one way or another besides; 'get a job, and then we'll maybe look'. Cue me being pissed off. Not for getting a 'no', but for getting a; 'I think you should wait'. That's not as useful as a no, with an explanation of why not.

Fortunately, my second bank was vastly more helpful, and willing to at least look at my economy in combination with the price on the house.

And then, of course, I went and looked for a job (again), and found... pretty much the job I want. Doing marketing for the museums in the city the house I was looking at is 3 miles outside. This is what I've been working on with my master's, just... This plus knowledge about how to design and attract and evolve museums to bring them into Century of the Fruitbat without losing the thing that makes museums special.

So... Now I know what I'm going for. Kind thoughts, please! :-)
This entry was originally posted at http://dhae-knight-1.dreamwidth.org/101104.html.

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Meme - seven random things.

[Unknown LJ tag] was kind enough to give me seven things to ramble about. Comment to this post, and I will list seven things I want you to talk about. They might make sense or they might be totally random. Then post that list, with your commentary, to your journal. Other people can get lists from you, and the meme merrily perpetuates itself.

I will spare my f-list lengthy rambling and hide the whole thing behind a cutCollapse )
This entry was originally posted at http://dhae-knight-1.dreamwidth.org/100697.html.

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Career, car and clothes.

It's all about the C's today. It was career-day at the university, and since I haven't actually bought any clothes for about two years, I needed to start out the day buying something a little more... professional than was in my closet. And considering I'm plus-sized, that's a whole lot harder than I think it ought to be. Apparently plus-sized women don't have jobs where they need to look smart.

Then on to the career-day. Too many people for my tastes, by far. And since my education is both tiny and mostly unknown, nobody are really interested. Plus... I can smalltalk with the best of them, but low self-esteem and anxiety-issues means that making contact with complete strangers is a huge deal for me. Also... I'm very uncomfortable just hanging around, waiting for someone to have time. And given the number of people, that was pretty much all there was to do.

Lastly; car. My car is from '92, and I've had a lot of issues with it. It's cost me more in repairs over the past six years than I bought it for, 6 years ago. And now it's time for the bi-annual checkup, required by the state, and I'm not going to go through with that. What I am going to do... is try to make up my mind to buy my first-ever new car. I'm kind of keen on the new VW up!, but it's a big decision...

This entry was originally posted at http://dhae-knight-1.dreamwidth.org/100505.html.

Hotch's ruin

Title: Hotch's ruin
Author: Dhae Knight
Word count: 5,641
Pairing or featured character: Hotch/Reid pre-slash. Hotch/Beth established. Kevin/Garcia established.
Rating: NC-17
Warnings and/or spoilers: You know about Beth? Good. Also, character death, heavy angst, killing of animals and breaking of various characters.
Author's notes: Well. This was supposed to be a short little thing, inspired by this house. I took liberties with... a whole lot of things, actually, but it's a pretty house.
Summary: Hotch has bought a ruined house in Kentucky and sets out to repair it. Why? Read the story and find out! This entry was originally posted at http://dhae-knight-1.dreamwidth.org/100329.html.

White collar, season end

I forsee an avalanche of angsty fic until next season starts.

This is all.

This entry was originally posted at http://dhae-knight-1.dreamwidth.org/99952.html.

Criminal Minds - 7x16

First of all. Show, please stop giving so much screen-time to the unsub's fucked-up family. If I wanted to see a serial-killer at work, I would watch Dexter. Also, it makes it seem like the team is pretty much just flailing around until they stumble on the right combination of traits which is a)insulting to professional profilers, b) boring and pointless and c) not why I began watching CM.

Secondly; Hotch, I love you a lot, but if you want your girlfriend to meet your son, maybe you should be a little proactive in that direction. I know they're trying to portray you as adorably awkward, but they're going to end up making you seem like you're incapable of making adult, considered decisions on behalf of yourself and your son. Please break up with whatever writers thinks it's okay to push you in that direction.

Thirdly; Spencer, seriously, keep changing the way you have. The words; "What could possibly go wrong," ought to make any mother twitch (also - who the heck had Henry on race day?).

Lastly; RACE DAY! Weirdly, totally saved by the hung-over girls. Almost utterly borked by the appearance of Beth. Girl, you call your boyfriend for Hotchner? Oh, yeah. I feel the intimacy just sneaking up on me. Also... Am I weird for kinda wanting that scene to have been long enough to have seen her introduced to the team?

In summary; I'll go back to breaking Hotch and doing nasty, nasty things to Beth, now... *evil laughter*

This entry was originally posted at http://dhae-knight-1.dreamwidth.org/99675.html.

Thesis-work

I've been walking around in a total daze these past few days, head buzzing with theories on learning, games, behaviorism, memory... Well. Pretty much, you name it, I've worked to absorb it.

Yesterday I felt like the whole thing was an absolute mess, but, just possibly a mess about to coalesce into something useful.

This morning... It kinda did! I'll have to chuck a few of the theories I've been working on, and rework *everything* to make it fit, but there's a grander purose to it all, now, and to top it off, I think it will help me formulate my own theory (which, really, was the point of this whole thesis). So... Yay!

Oh, BTW, I'm working on figuring out how places like museums can disseminate information to their visitors and give the visitors a good experience doing it. Interesting (and necessary!) work, but jeez I'm pulling from a lot of fields I know absolutely nothing about. Still... I feel like this will be good! Today, at least, I'm downright optimistic! :-D

This entry was originally posted at http://dhae-knight-1.dreamwidth.org/99379.html.

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