I had four straight hours of chemistry lab this morning. Four. Straight. Hours.
It was mostly spent tediously rinsing and re-rinsing test tubes to mix 36 different combinations of the same six chemicals (and their various ionized forms). SO TEDIOUS GOOD GOD WHY. Also, while I'm on the subject, ( a letter... )
And then, after that, I only got about 45 minutes to lie on the couch and let my brain re-solidify before I had to run a bunch of time-consuming errands (like a motherfucking adult). So, as a result, I came home with a whopping tension headache and an utter lack of will to do anything that didn't involve as little movement or brain wave activity as possible. I wound up passing out for three and a half hours without even meaning to -_-
MOVING ON FROM THE WHINING, here's some more of my thirty day writing meme:Day Eight: Do you write OCs? And if so, what do you do to make certain they're not Mary Sues, and if not, explain your thoughts on OCs.
Oh boy, um...not really? Seven-ish years of being in fandom has somehow unconsciously drummed it into my head that it's pretty much impossible to write an OC without them turning into a Mary Sue/Gary Stu. The funny thing is, I detest that mentality on a conscious level, but I guess hearing about it enough combined just perfectly with my tiny, fragile creative ego such that I virtually never attempt OCs. On the other hand, I do
have one other conscious reason why I
don't do it; I feel like it takes my focus away from other characters. So, basically, I usually feel like I'm too A.D.D. to handle it :P
As for other people writing OCs, I say "why not?" If you can sell me on the OC without removing tons of focus from the canon characters or turning the character into an utter Mary Sue/Gary Stu, I'll cheerfully read it and salute you for it!
Finally, I have a question/idea of a sort; how are y'all's muses doing? Anyone bored and looking for something small to write? I ask because I was thinking of hosting something of a mini writing meme on here where interested parties could comment with a fandom they want to write in, and I would respond with a few lines of song lyrics and a pairing from that fandom, then you guys could answer back with comment fic of whatever length you want (at whatever pace you like).
Then again, this might not be the best idea, the last prompt I gave turned into roughly six thousand words of porn (in essence, my prompts seem to take on a mind of their own). Idk, let me know what y'all think.
Just because I'm feeling nostalgic, have an Idiot gif of Stark being molested by a horde of girls in sparkly negligees:
Now, for those who are unfamiliar with American Idiot, these are girls that came out of the T.V. when his character was channelsurfing and settled on an Army recruitment commercial. Yeah. Amazingly, this wasn't even the weirdest part of the show.
"It is easier to believe than to doubt..." -- Gene Fowler
P.S. - looleebelle
wrote me ~6,000 words of GK/Sons of Anarchy
crossover fic that includes Juice being adorable and eventual Nate/Half-Sack action. NATE/HALF-SACK. So basically, looleebelle
pretty much rules.