Blog, Geekiness

[Geekiness] I ish Noob, not Newb

Thank you so much to Dusty, Lightyoruichi and Spinzer for the help!

I discovered this morning that somehow my themes were all showing their sidebar content in the footer instead of where they should be. As it was an error that spread across themes, I began to panic that I had messed up my WordPress installation somehow. I had just installed the new Sail Away theme too and thought that was the cause.

Deleting it, of course, didn’t make a difference.

After my call for help went out on Twitter, Spinzer suggested that it could be a missing div, and I poked him on GTalk to troubleshoot further. He and Lightyoruichi both suggested that it could have been widgets-based.

While puttering around, Spinzer asked if I used code for my search box widget. It took me literally around 30 seconds to realise that it might not have been the widget, but that whole chunk of code I’d use for the Meme entry yesterday (now under Pending Review till I get the time to modify it).

I hid the entry, refreshed my main page, and.. VOILA! HELLO MY DEAR “REACH INTO YOUR SOUL” I MISSED YOU!

The lesson, kids, is NEVER, EVER, post code without reading through it carefully. I used to do this all the time but have gotten lazy in recent years.

At least I’m glad it wasn’t malware or anything. ~_~

Blog, Memes

[Meme] Cause I commented on Deru’s and Kitsy’s

The first five to comment in this post get to request a drabble/fic of any pairing/character/setting (pairing and characters only from fandom I’m familiar with).

Drabble only folks. That, according to Kitsy, is usually about 100 words, so expect shorts (will probably overrun). In return, they have to post this in their journal, regardless of their ability level free will.

Fandoms are:
Fire Emblem
Ruroni Kenshin
Flame of Recca (anime only)
Blood+
Seirei no Moribito
Sakura Wars
Sailormoon
Yuyu Hakusho

XD

Prompts taken:
1. C – A character talks to another character about the lethality of pencils.
2. Deru- Interaction between Yahiko and Tsubame
3. Zhilbar – Sanosuke meets Kuwabara and debates manliness

Blog, Personal, Writing Thoughts

Words for the year

Inspired by Joanna’s A Word to Last the Year post, here’s my word for 2010:

Tenaciously.

It was a word I discovered from Confident Writing sometime last year. Tenacity means, according to Oxford:

  1. holding firmly to something.
  2. persisting in existence or in a course of action.

My weakness has never been starting. It’s always been completion. Distractions figure too much in my life, and even with goals, I tend to drop personal projects once I’ve stopped being infatuated with them, even if the projects are uncompleted.

See: Nanowrimo, Queen of Daggers, Office Meido Chronicles.

The main reason I give up so easily on such projects is writer’s block. Once I hit a writer’s block, I make token attempts at persisting, and if it works, it works. If it doesn’t, I put it away and promise to come back later.

Which rarely happens.

That’s why my word this year is tenacity. It’s sticking to finishing what I started, no matter how long it takes. No matter how dreary. No matter how much I want to curl up and die. No matter the bad days. No matter the good days.

Perseverance and Tenacity.

Yosh!