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Quinara ([personal profile] quinara) wrote2012-04-09 07:17 pm

Easter Weekend

So, my Easter weekend can be summed up by easily boilable carbohydrate things, writing and computer games. Yep. Oh, and Tchaikovsky. A lot of Tchaikovsky.

I keep opening up this window trying to come up with something more to say about that, and a witty way of turning the anecdote about the group of classicists who decided to go into the library on Good Friday only to end up in the common room for most of the afternoon watching supergreatfriend's Let's Play: Deadly Premonition and my ensuing roller coaster ride through the videos over the next three days, but that's pretty much all there is to say.

Currently 44,000 words into what will hopefully be a completed longfic thing for [community profile] seasonal_spuffy and have hassled [livejournal.com profile] bogwitch with 30,000 words of it. At least that chunk makes a rough Part I that I could post if all else went wrong. Need to get the rest out, though.

Also: new things you learn everyday about US vs. UK idiom. Dish towels instead of tea towels? I think I knew this anyway, but that was annoying to have to Wiki when it sounded wrong in Buffy's voice. And I have always wondered what 'rappelling' is. Turns out it's just abseiling - who knew? Why can't I write for a British fandom...??
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[personal profile] evilawyer 2012-04-09 09:40 pm (UTC)(link)
Honestly? Around these parts of the US we just say "towel" and let the context of standing in the kitchen with a towel in one hand and a plate in the other supply the "dish" part. Otherwise, I think we'd be more likely to call them "kitchen towels", which is what I think I've seen printed on labels for packs of them at KMart, Walmart and Target.

Never heard of abseiling. For some reason, I'd have assumed it meant hang gliding and not rappelling.
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[personal profile] evilawyer 2012-04-09 10:03 pm (UTC)(link)
(and not really that good at being a towel, though it has the advantage of not leaving fluff on your plates)

Or lint on your glasses!