The Cult of Lincoln

Monday, January 05, 2009

Welcome back to work, Priscilla!

I love my coworkers.


Priscilla said at 5:19 PM


Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Coworker: I have one change for you guys. The cashier's apron needs to be blue.
Me: Pale blue, sky blue, bright blue, slate blue, navy blue?
Coworker: Dannon blue.
Me: So like, Container Store blue?
Coworker: Dannon blue!

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Priscilla said at 10:14 AM


Saturday, June 21, 2008

Wow. I just had another moment of glorious realization that I don't have to go to work tomorrow.

Man, this past month has screwed me up.


Priscilla said at 11:02 PM


Just got off the phone with Raoul Bhaneja, who played Kirmani on the Dresden Files TV show. What a great guy--so generous with his time! He talked for over an hour, mostly about his Hamlet (solo) project and the Dresden Files, but also branching out into musings on the sci-fi/fantasy genre and its emergence from the fringe to a centerpiece of pop culture and dramatic storytelling. It was somewhat difficult to get a word in edgewise, but as he was covering all the questions I'd planned for him on his own, it wasn't necessary to steer the interview in any other direction.

I'll have to give some thought to how I'm going to release it. As the longest episodes of the Butcher Block have landed at the 45 minute mark, with most episodes hovering near 30, I'm not sure how the hour-long running time will go over with our listenership. T'will be something to ponder!

In other news... iPhones allow you to program a number of alarms, to repeat on specific days and suchlike. I just had the ecstatic pleasure of turning the "Weekend Work" alarm OFF. OH, RAPTURE! I'm off Sunday and I'm on call Saturday, but hopefully I won't be summoned. Finally, I'll be able to get stuff done! Stuff like sleep. Sleep is good stuff to do. I think I'll do some now.

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Priscilla said at 1:25 AM


Saturday, June 14, 2008

Last night, I dreamed that Obama had polio, but he still managed to win Dancing With the Stars.

WTF, brain.

Anyway, today continues my Unending Work Week Streak. I've had one day off since Memorial Day, and I'll be working both today and tomorrow and all through next week. Hopefully I'll get next weekend off. Why did my job have to wait until I had a boyfriend to get crazy?

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Priscilla said at 1:51 PM


Wednesday, June 11, 2008


This message has been brought to you by the fact that I was at work until 3:30am last night, and I've only had one day off since Memorial Day.

I plan to go to sleep at 10 tonight.


Priscilla said at 6:49 PM


Friday, May 30, 2008

That was the most AWESOME voice-over session EVER. I just recorded ten lines in a language I do not speak. :D

(And the character's name I was reading for? Molly. Gotta love those weird coincidences!)


Hilarious: Young Hillary Clinton

Very cool article with the best headline ever: Monkeys Control Robots With Their Minds

And in a similar vein: Monkey vs. Robot

Star Wars: That's What She Said!

Human Tetris is coming to America. It's going to be on Fox. There is something perfect about this news.

Oldest Live-Birth Fossil Found; Fish Had Umbilical Cord. Cthulhu fhtagn!

This is really nerdy, but... I wish they had these when I was in college. Sheer Post-It Notes! Genius!

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Priscilla said at 4:52 PM


Friday, February 22, 2008

Grammar Tip: When asked by your roommate how late you stayed at work Wednesday night,

SAY: "I was there until 12:30."
DON'T SAY: "I was only there until 12:30."

The latter is symptomatic of insanity.


Priscilla said at 8:07 AM


Monday, December 17, 2007

My Work Schedule This Past Week:

Monday: 9am-3:30am
Tuesday: Noon-7pm
Wednesday: 9am-7pm
Thursday: 9am-7pm
Friday: 9am-12:15am

Satuday: 10am-5:30pm

Whereupon I boarded a train for New Haven, ate a small salad, saw Ko's RIDICULOUSLY AMAZING AND FANTABULOUS dance show, met some of her friends, enjoyed a brief tour of the law school, imbibed some ridiculously good hot chocolate with Bailey's at Ko's cast party, slept, showered, boarded a train for Grand Central, and...

Sunday: 12:30pm - 12:15am

I can has weekend plz?

I want to sleep for a week. Friday can't come soon enough.


Priscilla said at 9:21 AM


Friday, October 19, 2007

Ah, finally, time for a sane post! Life continues to go swimmingly in La Vida Cellie. Here, have a recap:

Last Thursday (as in a week from yesterday), I saw Tori Amos in concert for the first time, and she was excellent. She's such a strong performer! Playing two pianos at once = pretty awesome. I can't even play one piano.

As I alluded to before, work has been somewhat mad lately, but madness breeds humor and silliness, so all is good. In addition to my usual duties assembling characters, I did some work painting body textures, drawing heavily on the anatomy lessons from my figure modeling class. Mmm, anatomy! I need to find time to do some drawing soon. I need to experience Dr. Sketchy's.

Speaking of art, I mentioned the other day that Dabel Brothers Publishing is making the Dresden Files into graphic novels. Well, the news gets COOLER! I can now reveal that I've been brought in as a Thematic Consultant, meaning that I, along with Jim and the other two Consultants, will be the first to see the artwork as it comes out. We give our thoughts on the artwork and help keep everything canon-friendly. We got to suggest the scenes depicted for the promotional posters, and the art we've seen so far is EXTRAORDINARY. I can't wait until it's revealed to the public! Also, our names will be credited. Yes, we are awesome. :D

This weekend, I'm going to York, Pennsylvania, to attend a Halloween bash at the home of Courtney and Ryan, the coolest couple EVER, whom I met at the PA Shindigs. Kristin, hostess of the Shindigs, is giving me a ride. Many of the attendees are part of the Star Wars 501st, so I'll be among fellow costuming enthusiasts! A splendid time is guaranteed for all. Also, I just found out that Ko, roommate extraordinaire, will be in New York next week, so it'll be all kinds of fun to catch up with her life. Also, it's likely we'll meet up with Veronica, who was my favourite professor at Penn. She taught the Feminist Fairy Tales course, which changed the way I view storytelling and revision.

In other news, I've been doing a lot of reading lately. My daily commute allots me about an hour of reading time per day, which I didn't realize I so desperately craved until it was imposed upon me. I'm currently reading Robin McKinley's Sunshine, which is excellent. I read her Deerskin in said much-beloved Fairy Tales class last year, and it became my favourite book of the course. This summer, I read Beauty, which was also wonderful, and The Blue Sword is now on my shelf, jockeying for a position on my To-Read list. Mmm, such a great author!

Recently, I have read:
  • Charlaine Harris' Southern Vampire series. It's a lot more lightweight than my usual fare, but it's cute and fun and the literary equivalent of popcorn. Good stuff.
  • The Amulet of Samarkand, Jonathan Stroud. Delightfully complex and dark for something billed as a children's book. I'll be returning to this series before too long.
  • Unshapely Things, Mark del Franco. Solid urban fantasy.
  • Something From the Nightside, Simon R Green. Mmm, more urban fantasy. While the characters could be tedious at times, I love the inventiveness and atmosphere.
  • Zorro, Isabel Allende. My mom has been harping at me to read this book for months, and now I know why! This book is extraordinary. Vivid, compelling characters and lush descriptions bring to life the early years of the man who would become Zorro.
  • "Rats," Veronica Schanoes. A darkly powerful short story published in Interfictions that makes some excellent comments on the nature of fairy tales and storytelling.
  • The First Among Sequels, Jasper Fforde. Oh my good lord, I'd forgotten how much I adore this series! These books are so smart and witty, my brain does a little dance of appreciation. I need to go back and read all the Thursday Next books RIGHT NOW. And I need to give Fforde's nursery crime series a second chance. The fact that they are not Thursday books is not a valid criticism.
  • His Majesty's Dragon, Naomi Novik. First in the Temeraire series, which has been pitched as "Master and Commander, with Dragons." It's refreshingly novel, written in a style very different from the sci-fi/fantasy I've been reading lately. I wasn't compelled to immediately pick up the next books in the series and devour the lot in one gulp, but I'll probably return to it before too long.
  • Making Money, Terry Pratchett. While not as spectacular as Going Postal, it was still nevertheless crazy, crazy fun, and I adored sharing head space with Moist again.
I love you, New York Public Library.

And now, gotta pack!

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Priscilla said at 10:05 PM


Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Soooo much overtime... Sooo sleepy... I can't believe it's only Tuesday. On the other hand, from the overtime I clocked Wednesday (5 hours), Sunday (10 hours), and last night (4 hours) alone, I can buy an iPhone! And that's after all the ridiculous New York taxes have been deducted! (And overtime is in addition to the Launch standard 10-hour workday, mind you)

Win! And zzzzzzzzzzzz.


Priscilla said at 12:13 PM


Thursday, August 23, 2007

(and I wrote this on the 23rd. Say whaaaaaaat?)

*snorks* Wow, a comic strip that encapsulates my life that isn't from xkcd!

In other news: On September 1st, Fandom Brings Back the Porn.

So! Life continues to keep me quite busy. In addition to my mad scramble to find furnishings for my new apartment, on Monday and Wednesday, I stayed at work until 2AM and midnight, respectively. Twelve total hours of overtime in two days, in addition to what's already a 10-hour workday! It's like being back in high school, working until ridiculous hours on theatre plus robots and electromagnets and catapults and the like. :D

I seem to have arrived at Launch at a perfectly opportune moment. Over the summer, as we'd been getting fewer jobs in, a great deal of effort was expended on R&D and improving our existing libraries of bodies, faces, hairstyles, clothing, etc., and better laid-out UVs result in clothing that is much easier to texture, giving us the ability to create more detailed patterns and designs. I'm so amazed at the quality of characters we're putting together, and I know the higher-ups at the company are, too. My boss was kind of gushing. :D

Woohoo, I love my job!


Priscilla said at 2:07 PM


Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Dear Various Taxes Associated With Living and Working In New York City,

You suck.

No love,

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Priscilla said at 3:48 PM


Sunday, June 17, 2007

In a few hours, I'm going to wake up, get on an airplane, land safely, and become a New Yorker.


Priscilla said at 2:44 AM


Thursday, June 14, 2007

So! Back from the Sappy Lincoln Narratives Road Trip of Win and Awesome, now organizing my hundreds of photographs, attempting to chronicle two and a half weeks of amazement, and packing for New York. My job starts Monday, and I'm heading out Sunday morning! Maaaaaadness. In the meantime, here, have a massive picspam of David Tennant with a bunch of kittens.

How are all of you?

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Priscilla said at 4:14 PM


Wednesday, May 16, 2007

I got the job at Launch in New York! Well, technically I got a two-week freelance position in which I will be evaluated as to whether they want to make me a full staff member, but in the history of the company they've only *not* taken one person that made it to this stage.


To begin, I'll be doing mostly character design, 3D modeling, and handling and cleanup of motion capture data. When I'm actually hired, I'll add some shot setup/cinematography, etc. to my mix of responsibilities. I'll be working on commercials and on their currently-in-development TV show, "Evil Train." Eeeeexcellent.

Go me, unemployed no more!


Priscilla said at 7:18 PM


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