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So [livejournal.com profile] looleebelle was telling me about this 5ss prompt that [livejournal.com profile] pjvilar gave her for a meme and I loved it so much that I kind of hijacked it and answered the thing myself. Copypasted and submitted for your approval:

Tunny/Will, American Idiot, snuggle. )

I'm aware that it's probably rusty as shit (and I suck at 5ss even at the best of times) but these are the first words I've written in at least a month that I didn't hate and immediately erase. THERE'S HOPE FOR ME YET.



"The only way round is through…" -- Robert Frost



P.S. - I also did a gif dump post because a few people expressed interest in one (but beware, it's not for the faint of internet connection, I put a fuckton in there)
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Howdy, all! Have a shipping meme I found whilst going through my flist.

Shipping meme (ganked from [livejournal.com profile] faithharkness)

1. Think of up to 20 ships you support.
2. List them using descriptions of the characters involved rather than their names.
3. Have your f-list guess as many of the ships as they can.
4. Hints will be given if asked in the comments.

I couldn't manage 20, but these 8 should do. Read carefully! )

These are one ship from each fandom I've ever really liked so far, so there aren't, for example, two Glee ships or anything like that. My hints will probably just be what fandoms they are, but we'll see what y'all come up with to ask (if necessary).

Also, it's been brought to my attention (by an especially thoughtful flistie) that Stark's been a busy boy...

"“Kinky Boots,” a musical based on the 2005 British film, is aiming for Broadway next season with a cast that includes Stark Sands (“American Idiot”) and Billy Porter (the Off Broadway revival of “Angels in America”). It would be the Broadway debut of the pop musician Cyndi Lauper as a composer and lyricist; the book is by Harvey Fierstein (“La Cage aux Folles,” “Newsies”) and the director and choreographer is Jerry Mitchell (“Legally Blonde”)."

--From the NYT's Theater pages.

Another flistie informed me that this is going to involve him dressing in drag. Again. Allow me to express my reaction to this in gif form since I don't really have the words to cover it:

Cut to spare flist formatting )


Anyway, that's all I've got for now (except my review post of The Devil Inside), so have a silly gif to thank you for your time


"Silence is the wit of fools..." -- Anatole France


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Howdy doo, internets, just dropping in to give a brief update and assure y'all I'm still alive (the hiatus is otherwise still in effect until after my exams are over on Wednesday).

Things I've done in the past (almost) week:

1) Saw Hugo with Le Boyfriend. To copy my brief review from Facebook:

"Just got back from seeing Hugo w/ le boyfriend. Visually stunning, pretty entertaining (if a bit slow-paced) story, all-around enjoyable for movie lovers and those of us with vivid imaginations or especially active inner children. 8/10, definitely worth seeing."

2) Played literally hours of Angry Birds (it doesn't help that a gazillion new levels have been released -- I'm basically doomed to flunk out of university at this point).

3) Lined up a job for next semester (more tutoring stories!)

4) Played with my kitten, also for literally hours

5) Proofread other people's fic (at an inexcusably slow pace -- sorry, y'all)

Things I haven't done:

1) Study in a meaningful way for my finals (first one is tomorrow)

2) Finish my half-completed Strength & Conditioning term paper (due Wednesday)

3) Order my textbooks for next term

4) Call my shrink to sort out this bipolarcoaster mess

...in short, fuck all this "being a responsible adult" bullshit.

Anyway, I know y'all are probably sick to death of memes by now, but I noticed this Holiday Love Meme thing going around and decided to throw my metaphorical hat into the ring (I need all the morale boosts I can get right now *sigh*). My thread is here.


"Fortune befriends the bold..." -- Emily Dickinson



P.S. - My birthday is in a week and I'm torn on what to do as a birthday present to myself. Nose piercing or tattoo between my shoulderblades ("Everyone's heart doesn't beat the same"). Thoughts?

P.P.S. - Does anyone happen to have links lying around to the Idiots getting their carol on from last year? I want to post it on my Facebook as a retort to all the annoying fucks posting mall muzak versions of Christmas songs.
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H'okay, so, in lieu of posting some immensely whiny thing about my life (which still kinda bites the big one at the moment), I decided to do a lyrics challenge since it's been a while and some new people have added me since the last one. For those who are new (or just forgot), here's how it works

1) I've posted the first two lines of fifteen songs chosen at random by the shuffle function on my iPod
2) Y'all see if you can guess the song title & artist (Googling kind of spoils the fun of it...)
3) If you guess the lyrics right, I'll cross them out and put your name and the song title & artist next to them

There's not really a prize since I've never been able to think of a good one, this is more for the hell of it than anything else. ANYWAY.

For once, there were no AI songs on here O_o )

Oy, why isn't it Friday yet? It's probably a bad sign that it's barely lunchtime on Wednesday and I'm already like this:



"A gentleman is simply a patient wolf..." -- Lana Turner



P.S. - I have three hours to kill between now and an advising appointment thing I have to go to to start setting my graduation in motion. For the love of Raptor Jesus, SOMEBODY SAVE ME.
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Ugh, I don't know if my brain chemistry is out of whack again or if my muse is just fucking off again or if staying up to chat all night with [livejournal.com profile] looleebelle is finally starting to break my brain or what, but I can't seem to be bothered to write anything. I want to write, I really do, but I opened up the Google Docs for EVERYTHING I have going. Nothing. Zip. Zero.

Anyway, I've already been having an odd sort of day as it is, starting by watching this video and paying closer attention to what he's saying this time (shutupIcanfeelyourjudgment):

Yes, it's Michael Esper again )

That part where he mentions dropping out of highschool sophomore year due to issues with depression? I was in my sophomore year when I dropped out of high school the first time, due to a nervous breakdown caused by a massive bipolar-related depressive episode.

In other words? Mind. Officially. Blown. Maybe there are/were more reasons than I originally guessed that I felt like I understood Will a lot when I saw the show. I feel sort of ridiculous for being so boggled by this, I'm just...struck by the freaky coincidence, I guess.

Finally, have a meme I gacked from [livejournal.com profile] lemniciate:

The Hypothetical AU Meme: Take any one of the fandoms you know I write in (or think I should), and give me a type of AU (space opera AU, pirate AU, superhero AU, Ancient Rome, etc). I will then explain what story from your chosen fandom I would write for your chosen type of AU.


"More than kisses, letters mingle souls..." -- John Donne



P.S. - My fall classes start this Tuesday...


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Dear certain people on Twitter (and probably elsewhere as well),

Can you drop the hipster elitist attitude about how Amy Winehouse wasn't cool enough to count as a member of the 27 club? Because seriously, she's just as dead as the others, and any attempt to discredit her just sounds like you're glamorizing a life of self-destruction. I love Kurt Cobain and Jimi Hendrix (and so on) as much as the next girl, but at least I don't kid myself.

Grumpily yours,
[livejournal.com profile] emerald_skies

Feelings, I has them. Anyway, since my attempt at normal sleep patterns failed again, have my last bit of writing meme!

Day Thirty(!!!): Do you have a favorite fic you've written? What makes it your favorite? And don't forget to give us a link!

Le Batfic of course, hands down. Because I like the idea of ASkars/Brad as Batman better than Christian Bale (although I think CBale makes a good Bruce Wayne, if that makes any sense) and Nate wound up making the most fucking badass Commissioner ever written. Not to mention that [livejournal.com profile] mcl4r3n didn't laugh me off the internet for drawing comparisons between Walt and Dick Grayson!Robin. Plus pretty much every word out of Ray's mouth was so fun to write, I can't even come up with words to describe it.

Also, have another music that's even topically relevant to the post for once )

Finally, I leave y'all with a Life's Little Victories moment:

Life's Little Victory #47 - Going shopping for clothes and discovering (quite by happy accident) that you've dropped a jeans size.

I seriously think I actually did this in the fitting room:

Agree? Disagree? Got other little victories to share? I'm all ears (er...eyes?)


"Illusion is the first of all pleasures..." -- Oscar Wilde


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Well shit, it appears I missed a day. It's all [livejournal.com profile] looleebelle's fault, really -- she's been cheerleading me through my Tunny/Will/EG fic for the last...several hours, actually. I think both our brains are fried now but good GOD it'll be so worth it, I promise.

For now, have moar writing meme!

Day Twenty-Nine: What is your current project or projects?

Ha! Appropriately timed question is both appropriate and timely. I'll tackle this one in list form:

1) My Tunny/Will/Extraordinary Girl costume fic (which is now over 15,000 almost exactly 19,000 words)

2) My Generation Kill/American Idiot crossover

3) My Starsgard hurt/comfort piece (we'll pretend someone remembers that...)

4) [livejournal.com profile] mcl4r3n's and my Starsgard vampire!AU (which should be finished sometime in August once she gets back from a business trip and life settles back down again).

ETA: 5) Apparently I'm also going to be writing a GK/O Brother, Where Art Thou crossover with [livejournal.com profile] sgrios. I'm as surprised as y'all are, honestly.

...so yeah, I'm gonna be writing fic pretty much indefinitely. Yay?

Anyway, stay tuned for pictures from Le Boyfriend's and my apartment hunting expedition, I may ask y'all for opinions if we wind up feeling indecisive.


"First appearance deceives many..." -- Ovid


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I forgot to mention, internets, that the day before yesterday (aka part of why I was up at 5:00 in the morning during my last post) was an interesting one for a number of reasons.

First of all, I wound up having this text conversation with Le Sibling, who was at his girlfriend's sister's wedding in L.A.:

(972) - Wedding crazy. Wore suit, every1 assumed I wz wedding planner, so I gave orders.
(713) - LOL, nice.
(972) - At 1 point, caterers walked past [girlfriend]'s parents 2 ask me a question. Mission status: Wedding Accomplished.
(713) - Lol, like a boss

Sometimes I fucking love my family.

After that, I had lunch with two of my RL friends and wound up getting both of them hooked on GK and am slowly turning one of them into an American Idiot fanboy.


I do believe this makes me "Da Man".


Day Twenty-Seven: Where is your favorite place to write, and do you write by hand or on the computer?

90% of my writing is done on my laptop (*hugs Poindexter*), I only write by hand (in a spiral notebook) if I'm going to be spending a lot of time somewhere where I either can't bring my laptop or have no internet connection to speak of. With that in mind, I'm not sure I really have a favorite place to write -- I guess it'd have to be sitting in bed (bom-chicka-wow-wow?)

And finally, I have at last buckled under the peer pressure (and the shiny, shiny lure of stalking my favorite celebrities) and gotten myself a Twitter (Raptor Jesus help us all). I'm @AlleyCat_Allie, feel free to add me, just PLEASE remind me who you are so I don't have a big giant paranoid freak out about it. I'm already twitchy and paranoid about this frightening newfangled thing as it is.


"Men must live and create. Live to the point of tears..." -- Albert Camus


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Internets, do any of you ever have one of those moments where recognizing someone in a movie makes you feel like a gigantic nerd?

Well, I had one of those just now...(with screen caps!) )

Okay, 'fess up, how many of you recognized him from the very first screen cap? Go on, I won't judge, I've had far too many WAY fangirlier moments than this to be able to judge without sounding like a total hypocrite.

The moral of this post? FANDOM IS EVERYWHERE, resistance is futile.

Lastly, more meme!

Day Twenty-Six: What is the oddest (or funnest) thing you've had to research for a fic?

That would be a tie between transfemoral prosthetic legs and exactly how much force it takes to crush a human windpipe (alongside how much force a mostly average adult male can generate in a punch). Both topics were being researched for the same fic, incidentally XD

And now, back to watching movies in the middle of the night because I can't make my brain shut up. Ta!


"I know how men in exile feed on dreams..." -- Aeschylus


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First, to any and all of my flisters out in Canadialand who were at Bluesfest during the storm, I sincerely hope none of y'all were squished by falling stages or otherwise injured *hugs*

In other news, I was sitting here contemplating the delightfully passive-aggressive formatting of the ETA in this FFR post and got to thinking about The Great Ship Wars of Yore.

WAIT! COME BACK! I'm not a crazy H/Hr or R/Hr shipper, that's not what this is about!

What I was going to say was that I admit I was only watching the batshittery go down from the very outermost periphery of it all (I was a gangly, insignificant fangirl of thirteen or so back then), so I never heard about any death threats or anything. Was this an actual thing? Can someone confirm this? I was hiding in a quiet little niche of Harry/Draco shippers, so I may as well have been in Amish country at the time.

Also, eine kleine light reading for anyone who wants to see just how crazy some of this shit really got

I'll just be over here contemplating the irony of the fact that the most peaceful/wank-free fandom I've ever been a part of is about WAR. Seriously.

Finally, the thirty day writing meme continues (and is almost done!)

Day Twenty-Five: Do you listen to music while you write? Do you make playlists to get into a certain "mood" to write your fic? Do you need noise in general? Or do you need it completely quiet?

I do indeed listen to music when writing! I even make playlists for certain fics if I'm having an extra hard time setting the scene (I believe the GK/AI crossover and one of my Starsgard fics have their own playlists, but there could be more that I'm forgetting).

Also, gif!



"Man - a being in search of meaning..." -- Plato



P.S. - Les Neighbors are making tentative plans to FINALLY catch the feral mama cat and kittens living out of their garage within the next couple of days. If this happens, y'all can bet I will post about four tons of pictures, because the kittens are right around that age/size that I call the "paper towel/toilet paper commercial stage"

P.P.S. - God, I need to catch up on True Blood, all these gifs on my flist of ASkars being adorkable are killing me *_____*
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THING THE FIRST - Random cat picture of the day: If you box it, they will come... )

Not quite as stupefyingly adorable as my little tortoiseshell fuzzball, but still (hopefully) pretty amusing and cute anyway.

THING THE SECOND - Day Twenty-Four: How many betas do you like to use to make sure there aren't any major flaws in your fic? Do you have a Beta horror story or dream story?

Y'know, it's the damnedest thing, I used to be super compulsive about getting a beta for EVERY SINGLE ASPECT OF EVERY SINGLE THING I wrote (grammar/punctuation, flow, the works), but after a while I stopped doing it beyond occasionally finding someone to pester into making sure the story reads okay without sounding too odd in random places. I'm wildly insecure and neurotic about how my writing reads to other people, but I somehow still managed to gain enough confidence in myself to stop relying on betas. (With that in mind, one can only imagine how neurotic I used to be about writing...). I don't really have any notable horror OR dream stories about them though; I think I lucked out in that every person who's ever betaed for me turned out to be at least reasonable if not actively nice (without going above and beyond the call).

On the other hand, if one counts checking to make sure the story reads okay as beta work, then I have to say that [livejournal.com profile] jean_iris rocks for everything she's done to help with my Starsgard fics, and [livejournal.com profile] pau494 pretty much deserves a medal for everything she's done to help my Idiot fics along (including the GK/AI crossover).

THING THE THIRD - So I have a question for the Twits Twitter users among you, internets: I noticed (in the course of contemplating signing up) that Twitter wants your full name. Is there a way to keep this from displaying on your profile/information page where other people can see it? Do you get to choose a username later? I've been getting increasingly interested in acquiring a Twitter, but if it showed my full name then I would have to control so much of what I say (for weirdness, mostly) that there wouldn't really be any point. Halp?

Fuck, I wish I wasn't so paranoid *facepalm*

ETA: EXTRA THING - Have another music because emerald_skies is a giant ex-orch dork )

This post brought to you by The Gorgeous Ginger Sex Beast (who sums up how I feel about the video I posted quite nicely)



"Writing only leads to more writing..." -- Colette


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I don't know if it's one of those things where everyone is feeling general malaise at the same time again or if y'all are just finally sick of me, but it's been mighty quiet 'round these parts lately. How are you, internets? Alive? If you are and things are just sucking, feel free to either vent or let me know what I could do to make it better (mancandy picspams and silly gifspams are my specialty).

And yes, I realize that this could also be the universe trying yet again to tell me that I should shut the fuck up, get off my laptop, and actually do the RL thing for a while. Honestly though? RL is kind of overrated -- at least my constant internetting doesn't leave me with a tension headache like RL does way too often.

On an unrelated note, I wanted to mention something for the record since it's come up a few times now... )

Anyway, writing meme!

Day Twenty-Three: When you post, where do you post to? Just your journal? Just an archive? Your own personal site?

Just my journal, usually -- I think the only thing I've posted elsewhere recently was putting the Batfic on AO3 so that [livejournal.com profile] mcl4r3n and I could post it more easily to [livejournal.com profile] generation_kill. I use my journal as something of a test run and then I either chicken out of posting fics anywhere else or I just get too lazy to do the cross-posting thing :P


"In music the passions enjoy themselves..." -- Friedrich Nietzsche



P.S. - See the previous post for a review/reaction post/discussion about DHPt2
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Soooo yeah, Le Boyfriend and I saw Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 together at midnight last night (er...this morning). It was pretty intense, honestly, and there was the usual requisite couple of people who showed up in interesting costumes, including a guy in the row in front of us who was in PERFECT Voldemort costume (right down to a bald cap glued against his skin) and a girl waiting to claim her tickets in a full-body Snitch outfit (gold unitard, wings, the works).

ANYWAY, I promised a reaction post, so here we go *cracks knuckles* )

This is a fairly skeletal reaction post, I'll probably add more things as they occur to me so feel free to check back from time to time or, if anyone feels so inclined, share your own noteworthy moments!

Finally, for anyone that's still reading this post by this point, here's the next part of the thirty day writing meme:

Day Twenty-Two: Have you ever participated in a fest or a Big Bang? If so, write about your favorite experience in relation to one. If not, are there any you've thought about doing? And if not, why not?

Um...nope. I'd like to, for sure, but I never seem to have a substantial plot bunny at the time that these things go down. Then there's also the fact that I'm horribly insecure about my shorter works (if you can call them that) even at the best of times, and also the lingering paranoia that my muse would crap out on me THE MOMENT I finished signing up for the fucking thing. Like I said in some post before; my neuroses, they are many.


"You will go most safely in the middle..." -- Ovid


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T-minus three hours until Le Boyfriend and I head out to claim our place in line for the midnight DH Pt. 2 screening.

Internets, I lied, I AM NOT READY FOR THIS SHIT.


Somebody hold me...

I probably won't put up a review/reaction post until after Chemistry lab tomorrow but, on the bright side, I'll probably be so zombified that the post itself will be all kinds of capslocky and hilarious. Mmmm, tasty silver lining.

That being said, meme!

Day Twenty-One: Have you ever written a sequel to a fic you wrote, and if so, why, and if not, how do you feel about sequels?

I have yet to actually write a sequel for any fics I've worked on (either alone or in a collaborative capacity), not because I don't like them but just because I haven't really had any substantial ideas for such things. I've had people ask for a sequel to the Batfic, for example, and the only thing that's stopped me from running the idea by [livejournal.com profile] mcl4r3n is the fact that I have absolutely no idea what we would put in it. Plus I'm not sure we could ever possibly top Le Batfic, but that's more rampant insecurity than anything else.


"Kindness is the beginning of cruelty..." -- Frank Herbert



P.S. - I actually did a little dance of glee when I conquered a particularly challenging section of my Chemistry work. I think this means I need a life.
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I have Chemistry work I should theoretically be doing. And yet, because my brain is awesome like that, I somehow wound up spending most of the day reading old [livejournal.com profile] ljsecret posts. Y'know, it's just one of those days where doing anything that involves getting out of bed just seems like a giant, insurmountable obstacle.

In short, inertia fucking sucks, yo.

In other news, I wanted to say a big, heartfelt thank you to [livejournal.com profile] katherine_lupin and one other individual (who decided to remain anonymous) [livejournal.com profile] bgaleb for sending me v-gifts out of the blue. I was in a pretty crappy mood earlier today, and those pretty much made my week. My reaction irl probably looked something like this:


Much flappy hands of glee ensued. Internets, in case I didn't make it obvious before, I love you all and would be so utterly lost without y'all, things like this just reinforce that <3

On a less embarrassingly sappy and sentimental note, more writing meme!

Day Twenty: Do you ever get bunnied from other people's stories or art in the same fandom?

YES! Oh God, this happens so often it's not even funny. The sad thing is, I usually wind up not writing half of said bunnies just because I get all paranoid that whatever I came up with would be seen as copying or something. My neuroses, they are many.


"Perfection itself is imperfection..." -- Vladimir Horowitz (crikey, that's a head scratcher, isn't it?)



P.S. - This Tunny/Will/EG fic I've been working on is exactly 13,000 words now and I still have a lot I want to add. It's official, I'm physically incapable of writing short fic. I'm thinking of splitting it into two parts and posting the first bit within the next couple of days, just to give myself some incentive to finish the damn thing and to give y'all a little something for listening to me bitch and moan about this for so long.
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Argh, I think playing in the GK fandom sandbox has given me a permanent inferiority complex about my porn writing abilities. Everyone else is so goddamn amazing at it that I'm just like "...well fuck, how am I supposed to compare to THAT?!" followed by much anguish and rending of garments.

Anyone else have this problem from time to time, or am I just neurotic and insane?


Just neurotic and insane? Okay then.

In other news, the Google Earth car (with its little ball of camera lenses on a stick) drove by my house this morning. If I suddenly disappear within the next couple of days, I think it's safe to assume that Skynet has finally come for me and I've become another casualty in humanity's continuing war with the machines.

Yeah, it's been one of those days. Anyway, meme!

Day Nineteen: When you have bunnies, do you sit down and start writing right away, or do you write down the idea for further use?

Depends on how fleshed out the bunny is when it hops into my head (horrible pun fully intended). If it's one of those perfect, movie-esque scene in my head kind of deals then yeah, I sit down and start writing right off the bat. If it's just a random line or snippet though, I just jot it down on a Sticky and then spend the rest of the day playing around with the idea in my head.


"Be happy. It's one way of being wise..." -- Colette





Lol first world problems.
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Is anyone else seriously craving a Generation Kill community re-watch? I can't possibly be the only one. I'd do it myself, but I don't want to step on [livejournal.com profile] abrokencompass's toes since that's sort of her thing (at least, it is in my head). Idk, maybe something's already in the works and I just don't know it.

Anyway, in random news, I discovered today that Twitter has its own Twitter account. I know it's probably to post admin messages and stuff like that, but something about the meta of it still made me crack up for a good five minutes at least.

Why yes, I am easily amused, why do you ask?

Finally, here's the next part of the thirty day writing meme:

Day Eighteen: Where do you get the most inspiration for your fics (aka "bunnies") from?

My flist, for the most part, amusingly enough. I think you guys are responsible for pretty much every fic I've written on here that actually has any substantial length and/or its own tag, lol. Music is a close second though; I'll just be sitting there staring off into space and listening to my headphones and then some song or another inevitably makes this perfect, movie-esque scene pop into my head.

Oh, also, have a music: Cut to prevent autoplay or any fuckery with flist formatting )


"Love is metaphysical gravity..." -- R. Buckminster Fuller



ETA because I forgot to mention it: P.S. - I ordered myself the following books yesterday

1) Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace (we'll see if his and my writing styles are indeed similar)
2) The Firebrand by Marion Zimmer Bradley (at the recommendation of...someone around here, I suddenly can't remember who)
3) Cleopatra's Daughter by Michelle Moran

I'll keep y'all posted as I work my way through these, just in case anyone's looking for new things to read.
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Writing Is Hard Moment #829: Finally, finally getting to the sexytimes portion of a fic and realizing that you can't decide what (or who *snicker*) you want the characters to do first. You'd think it wouldn't be that difficult, and yet? Instant headache.

Anyway, has anyone ever read anything written by David Foster Wallace? I c/p'ed a bit of Idiot fic into this writing analysis thingy I got from [livejournal.com profile] l_s_d_me and it said I write like David Foster Wallace. I have fuck all clue who that is or what his writing style is like (aside from the fact that it's evidently similar to mine), so whether this is a good or bad thing remains to be seen.

In other news, I realized yesterday that I have Chemistry lab at 8:00 a.m. the morning after Le Boyfriend and I are supposed to go to a midnight showing of DH:P2. That's going to be...interesting....

Nope, still worth it.

That being said, moar meme!

Day Seventeen: Are they the bane of your existence, or the easiest part of the fic? Also, if you do chaptered fic, do you give each chapter a title, or not?

Oh my God, a relatively simple question for once! Overall titles are usually pretty easy for me, but I go fucking nuts if I try to do chapter titles. Idk why, I just suck at them, so I generally don't do them unless I have some sort of miraculous "Eureka!" moment.

Welp, that's about it. And now back to intermittent bouts of writing and trawling Facebook/Twitter for new pictures to fangirl over. Honestly, I should just give in and get a Twitter, the only reasons I haven't yet are a) because I'm already horribly addicted to the internet as it is and b) my life is so rampantly uninteresting that I probably wouldn't be able to think of anything to post on it. I'd just wind up using it to stalk celebrities I like *headdesk* On the other hand, it could be a chance to hone my skills at comedy through brevity/abruptness.


"Better is the enemy of good..." -- Voltaire


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So I decided to do a Fassbender picspam today in order to keep myself from further wistful sighing and waiting around for more pictures from Huertas. Well, that and because Fassbender is a gorgeous ginger sex beast.

Here thar be mancandy... )


....*dreamy sigh*

Day Sixteen: Summaries – Do you like them or hate them? How do you come up with them, if you use them?

Depends on my mood, really. Sometimes I like them and see them as an interesting thought exercise (how to convey what's going on in the story without giving everything away), and sometimes they just annoy the bejeezus out of me when I can't seem to get them to sound right. As for how I come up with them, I came across my usual, "In which ______" format from some fantasy book I read long ago that titled its chapters that way, and then I throw in some bad puns and/or wordplay to cover the rest. For instance, when I was doing the summaries in Le Batfic I wound up making completely obvious puns about decks of cards when the Joker was involved the chapter. Sort of silly, but it's better than some summaries I've seen that tell you precisely squat about the fic itself.


"Mysteries are not necessarily miracles..." -- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


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Hear that, internets? That's the sound of hundreds of fangirls sighing wistfully as one. Oh well, at least we'll get a GK reunion out of it (and Huertas promised pictures).

Mazel tov, dahling.


(Side note: God, I miss Generation Kill *sigh* I wish it could have gone on forever somehow)

Anyway, here's the next installment of the thirty day writing meme:

Day Fourteen: How high are you comfortable with going? Have you ever written higher? If you're comfortable with NC-17, have you ever been shocked by finding that the story you're writing is G-rated instead?

Another multi-parter, I see.

1) I've written NC-17 enough times before that I suppose you could call me comfortable with it, provided my head's in the right place. I can't do it on command though, otherwise things that sound really hot in my head come out sounding really stupid in print.
2) I'm not entirely sure it's possible to top NC-17...
3) I wouldn't go so far as to say I've gone from NC-17 to G, but yeah, I've had stories start out raunchy in my head but wind up relatively tame (PG-13ish) in print, either because my porn muse crapped out on me or because the story was one of those flashes of inspiration that almost make your fingers move independently of your brain. Like, the story just flowed that way in an organic sense, I don't know how else to explain it.

Finally, appropo of nothing, I heard there's a fifth Final Destination movie coming out (or I was reminded, I may have seen posters of it before and just forgotten). Really? Really? Seriously, by this point it's time to either change the title or abandon all pretense and call the next one Final Destination 6: Trolololol.[/fascinating mini rant of the day]


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