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I've been having massive computer problems lately. I caught something nasty on my laptop and, after much fussing, fighting, and rebooting, I finally managed to kill it. My desktop is proving more problematic, which is plain awful, for while I read a lot of fic on my laptop, I write on my desktop (it has Word and all my files.) I finally have time to work on Gotham Slayer and my other WIPs, but typing into my sub-par laptop would drive me nuts!

In other news, I got the new season of True Blood on DVD. I'm about halfway through and, as usual, am loving Tara and Lafayette, liking Eric and Pam, and bored to death with Sookie and Bill. It's funny, I spend a lot of time on LKHlashouts (a community that whines about the Anita Blake books) and I think it's ruined me for 1st person urban fantasies. I just cringe when Sookie is on screen “explaining” her motivations, steamrolling over her friends opinions, and, really, generally existing. I have a real problem with unlikable characters and, while Sookie Stackhouse isn't nearly as bad as Anita Blake, they certainly share enough traits to draw a parallel.

Back to my writing woes. Why isn't Word standard on computers anymore? Seriously, it's around $100-150 to buy separate. *whimper*



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Jun. 15th, 2011 04:26 am (UTC)
have you heard of openoffic. (openofice.org) i've used it for a while now and it can read and save as word and can be downloaded for free.

while I've never said so before, I LOVE Gotham Slayer!
Jun. 18th, 2011 12:34 am (UTC)
I did download OpenOffice, and it's not bad at all. It doesn't have a thesaurus though, which, I'm sad to say, I use all the freakin' time.
Thanks :)
Jun. 15th, 2011 04:49 am (UTC)
Also I like the banner with Penny and the others reading.
Jun. 18th, 2011 12:38 am (UTC)
Thanks a lot. I smushed together my favorite fandoms, there's a few missing, but Batman is there to represent Gotham Slayer :)
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