September 23rd, 2005

children of dune - leto 1

ramen-less in texas

So Austin is bracing itself for what appears to be the next big apocalypse--by this, I mean, there is neither bread nor water nor Ramen left at the grocery stores.

No, I'm being *literal* here. Not a loaf of bread, a container of water, or a package of Ramen Noodles, even the icky faux-creamy shrimp ones.

My family, not one to be left out of this charming semi-suburban/urban panic, stocked up on such necessities as Dr. Pepper, cheese, crackers, sausage, the ingredients for cheese dip, and a lot of English muffins. Mostly, I'm just trying to figure out what emergency will entail needing *English muffins*. Also, how we will make cheese dip should it turn out that we do lose electricity.

I'm guessing that we'll all get out our lighters and *melt* the cheese that way.

*rubs forehead*
children of dune - leto 1

and this is where i wish i hadn't asked

You know when you have officially moved beyond 'really enjoying writing fanfic' to 'now a religious avocation' when you are talking to:

a.) cjandre
b.) svmadelyn
c.) rageprufrock

about how to bring back someone after you kill them hideously in a radation style execution.

And you end up at a website describing Chaos Theory and fractals, as you are trying to cram *just enough physics* to make your double timeline universe sound reasonably accurate. And also figure out how it happened. Because for some reason, you thought it would be a lot of fun to start a story with no idea how any of it actually happened.

A. Chaos. Theory. Website.

*rubs temples hard*

This is like high school, but without the competition with the hot guy up front who thought girls couldn't do math. *sighs* I can barely remember *long division*. They have f(x) and the things and oh God, I need an *aspirin*. Or possibly my high school notes. Maybe both.

Though of the day, though: when we did these in high school, we were given pages and pages to solve and/or graph and/or cry over and/or cheat with. At no time did anyone explain what they were for. Now, eleven years past calculus, I find out they are the base of fractals?

Seriously. I need a *nap*. On the other hand, any day I can claim a major character death to my name? That's a pretty good day.