Still, I am somehow really missing iyfic_challenge, even though I hadn't been a very active participant lately. Maybe just because even if I didn't enter, when it was still open I knew I could. iyfic_contest is lovely, of course, but maybe I'd just gotten used to having three or so possible themes going on in various places every week and now it feels emptier. I also tend to be more motivated when I have a deadline to meet.
I'm actually contemplating joining iy_no_kakera, but the logical part of me says that's not a very good idea at this time, what with the busy-ness. Next month will likely be more of the same, and November is not only busy, but I'll be doing NaNoWriMo on top of everything else. And one hundred themes is a bit daunting, even though I know I wouldn't be obligated to do every one. Then there's the fact that I don't even know who I'd write about. Sango, maybe, because I need an excuse to write about her more than I do. Still I am also kind of drawn to the notion of doing a very minor character, like Souten or Sessmom, because the prospect of building backstory for them intrigues me.
I need to start seriously thinking about my Halloween costume for this year. Need to make sure I have time to make it, after all. A few months back I was thinking that I wanted to be Maria Ross from Fullmetal Alchemist, mostly because I think the military uniforms are super-nifty. Lately though, since I've gotten into Bleach, the idea of being a Shinigami for Halloween is really appealing, too. Probably Matsumoto, because she's awesome and *cough* we have similar assets. The plus for that is the costume will be much simpler to sew. The minus is I'd need a wig. I hate wearing wigs. No matter which one I choose, 99% of people aren't going to know who I am, but that's okay. My Halloween costumes usually end up being a bit obscure to most people. Past ones have included: American Maid (from The Tick), Hester Prynne (The Scarlet Letter), Ayane (Dead or Alive), and ODing Mia Wallace (from Pulp Fiction; I had fake blood coming from my nose and a syringe stuck to my chest :P).
So, because I can, here's a poll.