BEARS!

Dec. 17th, 2012 12:39 pm
misachan: (yuletide kitten)
Last week featured an out of town visit from the ex which turned into a "sleep on my couch for multiple nights" kind of visit (awkward city!) and a game session on Saturday that I expected to last 3 hours but wound up with people in my house past midnight, which DESTROYED my writing time.

Oh, and I had a momentary lapse of reason and picked up a DCSS pinch hit (which is done, which is where the rest of my weekend went.)

You know what you don't see mentioned there?

YULETIDE. FOUR DAYS.

OH GOD.

BEARS.

(I will get it done. Just, you know. BEARS. I haven't even had time to do more than glance at my DCSS gift fic. Writer, if you're stalking this post I'm not ignoring1 I've just been beset!)
misachan: (Clint)
Stuff! I have been doing it!

1) Signed up for [livejournal.com profile] deancas_xmas!

2) Signed up for Yuletide!

3) Wrote my Yuletide letter!

4) Sent my Avengers [livejournal.com profile] polybigbang to my artist and emailed the artist for the SPN one!

5) Finished outlining for both [livejournal.com profile] avengers_xbb (I realized the story I'd been working on for that would be way too long to make the deadline. I'm still writing angel!Clint, just, um, shorter.:) I'm using the first story for one of the crossover big bangs later in the year.:) and [livejournal.com profile] spn_reversebang and put down some words for both. Words!

Now to put down some more, actually good words. *sigh*

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I know we're all slammed this time of year but I really recommend anyone with a spare 5K fic in them to check out the current round of [livejournal.com profile] dc_dystopia. The theme is dark fairy tales and based on the fairy tales already claimed I'm really excited about the stories we're going to get. Don't miss out!
misachan: (SPN j2 big bang)
[livejournal.com profile] spn_j2_bigbang claims are about to go live (the RPS post is already up.)

HOLD ME, INTERNETS!
misachan: (SPN j2 big bang)
[livejournal.com profile] spn_j2_bigbang progress:



Wrote over 9K today. New one day all-time total. Still have more left. Why did I do this to myself? Why?

Seemingly now only type in fragments. Must investigate further.

Who am I? Who are you? Where is this? What is that beautiful house? Where does that highway lead to?
misachan: (aghast)
I just did count and I still have 14 scenes left before I'm done with my [livejournal.com profile] spn_j2_bigbang draft. 14! And that's not even counting the one I'm in the middle of! *despairs*

(Is anyone else still in this thing? Sound off and share the pain!)

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In related torment, the idea of having to cobble together an artist's summary for this makes me break out in a cold sweat. I have nothing. "Dean/Cas highschool AU that kind of sort of maaaaybe if you squint follows along with some of S4, except there's no Apocalypse and no one explodes" is just not going to cut it.

*woe and despair*
misachan: (2014)
Time to update the list of things I've signed up for and dates I'm dreading.

[livejournal.com profile] super_disney
Posting date: May 4th
Status: Done and betaed. Title remains elusive.

[livejournal.com profile] sncross_bigbang
Due date: April 17th
Status: Rough draft done at ~32K. Up to elbows in editing. Dreading summary time.

[livejournal.com profile] spn_j2_bigbang
Due date: May 1st
Status: In progress and about 1/3 of the way done at ~9K. Poor Cas.

[livejournal.com profile] deancasbigbang
Due date: August 15th
Status: Mostly plotted out. Realized how little I know about carpentry.

[livejournal.com profile] dc_dystopia
Due date: June 23rd
Status: EEEEEEEEEEEEEE!

Y'know, written out like that it really is starting to look like I should be kept away from the internet for my own good.

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It's already clear to me that I'm not going to survive waiting for the [livejournal.com profile] dc_dystopia art claims. (EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!)
misachan: (SPN j2 big bang)
[livejournal.com profile] spn_j2_bigbang progress:



I think my icon speaks for itself.

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I'm pretty sure everyone's seen this, but just in case:



Honestly, I'd love a SHIELD movie, just two hours of Coulson and Widow and Hawkeye being awesome without the superheroes getting their nonsense over everything.
misachan: (Thoughtful Lex)
[livejournal.com profile] sncross_bigbang progress:



Oh God, there are so many characters what am I doing? There's Dean and Cas and Sam and Neal and Peter and Jones and Diana and Elizabeth, all in this one chapter. Doing things! And I have to wrangle them! Most of my fics are two people in a room! *despairs*

(And I'm going to have add a scene (and a half, technically) to the first chapter, since I realized I'd forgotten to account for Diana and Jones in the original outline. *hands*)

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In fic news that doesn't make me break out in a cold sweat (but only because I haven't started writing it yet), I haven't quite figured out the end for my [livejournal.com profile] deancasbigbang fic, (the Carpenter!Dean AU, and this is now the THIRD time I've changed what I was writing for DCBB), but I think I'm comfortably close now. I wasn't sure I liked the idea I'd come up with, but then I got a line that I had to stop and write down that second and I knew this was going the right way. Mwahaha!

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There was something else. I hope it was interesting.

*types*

Jan. 15th, 2012 12:07 am
misachan: (chibi dean/cas)
Taking a quick writing break because OH YAY we can claim our [livejournal.com profile] deancas_xmas stories! I wrote Forks In The Road for [livejournal.com profile] electricskeptic (who by the way wrote me the fantabulous The Drugs Don't Work which everyone should go and read because it's one of my favorite things ever.

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Also, I signed up for this:


Come and sign up for [livejournal.com profile] sncross_bigbang!

Rules, Schedule, and Other Information
Author Sign Ups | Artist Sign Ups


I am going with the SPN/White Collar cross. You should sign up too!

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Finally, a meme:

Pick a paragraph (or any passage less than 500 words) from anything I've written, and comment to this post with that selection. I will then give you a DVD commentary on that snippet: what I was thinking when I wrote it, why I wrote it in the first place, what's going on in the character's heads, why I chose certain words, what this moment means in the context of the rest of the fic, lots of awful puns, and anything else that you'd expect to find on a DVD commentary track.

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*Back to writing*
misachan: (Gus is one cool dude)
Can anyone point me toward a good word count bar, the kind you see all the time during NaNoWriMo? Between my reversebang and my fic for [livejournal.com profile] jimmybigbang I've got some long fics to write in my immediate future and I think having a progress marker would be motivating.

(Just for fun: the reversebang said that writers would required to write a "short fic," minimum 3000 words. My outline is the same length as the one for my big bang. Ha, ha, ohdearGodIonlyhaveamonth.)
misachan: (Holmes)
So I got a message from my bank saying to call because they were "investigating charges" on my card. After spending forever and a day on hold with every department still working after five they told me that there was "suspicious activity" - although they couldn't tell me what the activity was - and that the card was deactivated.

This is the second time they've done this this year. I'm glad they're trying to keep my account secure and all and getting the new card isn't a huge deal, but my God is it a pain to have to change the card number on all my online accounts. Bah!

And in other Bah! news, my laptop is back! \o/ Still with the same problem! *sigh* After the diagnostics the techs decided the problem really was with the charger, so I'm glad it didn't turn out to be a battery or motherboard issue after all, but I don't understand why if they had a charger that worked (and they did give it back charged) they couldn't have one there for me to buy when I came to pick the laptop up. I want to give you my money, people! Why do you not want my money?

My life, so hard.

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When I got my laptop back last night I went through my old WiP folder and found the Sherlock Holmes stories I'd started back when I first got into the Granada series. One in particular I've been poking; now I'm probably never going to finish this story - it would easily be novel length and um, I don't remember how the plot winds up any more. It centered around one of Moran's jailed lieutenants using a twin switch to escape the gallows and immediately getting to making Holmes' life a living hell. Irene got dragged in because her husband Godfrey had some old business dealings with the lieutenant and the connection spurred him to follow the case, of course resulting in Irene jumping in. (my head!canon for Irene/Holmes is a more what-might-have-been sort of love rather than a wild passionate thing, because does Holmes ever not do wild passion and Irene has far too much sense for that sort of thing. Soul mates who will always be happiest at a courteous distance.)

Anyway, there's a scene in this between Irene and Holmes after Watson gets shot (because I'm writing this, of course someone's getting shot) that I think turned out really well. Because of the way the story was structured, story notes by Watson and diary entries by Irene, even if the rest of the opus never comes to light I think with some polish I could frame this scene as its own thing, an excerpt of the famous, long thought lost Irene Adler diary finally come to light.

Would anyone be interested in this? /idle thoughts.

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How is it the 16th already? How?! Give me back my summer!
misachan: (Thoughtful Lex)
Either my phone's charger is dying or the charging jack is slowly fritzing out. This is vexing either way.

Thirty Days of Fanfiction Day Ten:

10 – Pairings – Have you ever gone outside your comfort zone and written a pairing you liked, but found you couldn't write, or a pairing you didn't like, and found you could?

The fic I'm writing now for [livejournal.com profile] spnraritiesfest has a pairing I've never written before so, um...we'll see how that works, won't we.:)

The Other Days: )
misachan: (Aim to misbehave)
Everyone, thanks again for the birthday wishes. Getting sappy for a second, this has been a tough year and all of you have been a bigger help than you know. *big big hugs*

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It's Macro Amnesty Day on [livejournal.com profile] fanficrants and someone made of awesome posted these:

SPN Texts From Last Night )

I keep cycling through which one I love the most.

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Should be another question from the fanfic meme tonight, but first I'm bound and determined to break 6K on this fic. I think if I get through this next section I'll be halfway through my outline and God, why did I do this to myself? Why?!?!
misachan: (9annoyed)
The road was flooded in three separate places on the drive home today. It's only a 10 mile commute! I would have been better off in a kayak for most of it.

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I was so tired last time I don't even remember falling asleep. I picture myself keeling over on the couch like a cartoon character as soon as the last person left my house. I woke at three AM to a thunderclap that sounded like a canon going off and my cat poking me as if she was afraid I'd gone into a coma and would no longer be able to spoon food into her bowl.

In brighter news, there will be fic posted tonight (the one for the kink meme) if it kills me, even if I'm no surer how to tag this thing than I was a week ago.

Kink Meme Project Update:

1) Cas gets hurt, Dean finds out and goes BAMF, and uses Cas sword to protect him and gets revenge. Up to writer how Dean is able to use sword(profound bond, mating etc.)

2) Cas falls, and is reborn is a human. 16-18 years later, he manages to track down an older Dean, who thought Castiel died. Dean feels weird around such a young Castiel, but Cas isn't going to let him deny them both their second chance.

3) Clairestiel/Dean, anything based in 5x04. Prefer Clairestiel/2014!Dean.

4) Cas has to travel back in time (for whatever reason you think of) and gets stuck in 1994 maybe because he's running out of mojo. There he runs into a teenage!Dean, and Cas finds himself saving Dean's life.

The other two have to go on the back burner for a bit while I focus on my Everlasting Birthday story and kink_bingo, (and whatever I get assigned for rarities) but I have outlines for both of them (outlines, oh dear God what is wrong with me) so they're just on hold, not abandoned.

(I am already freaking out about the Birthday fic. It's gonna be long, and I've never written full-blown, from the ground up AU before and I'm doing it all wrong and oh God, somebody hold me.)

Progress!

Jul. 3rd, 2009 11:18 pm
misachan: (starbuck)
Added over 1000 words to my [livejournal.com profile] apocalyptothon fic. If I can repeat this feat over the next few days, I'll actually be in good shape the meet the first draft deadline on the 11th. It's, um, taking longer to get to the plot than I'd first envisioned, but I should finally be able to work in Character #2 after this next section, and I'm managing to use a character the prompt had requested, which I hadn't been confident I'd be able to do.

I'm not sure if this is any good, mind; I'm happy with the voice so far, but I'm worrying as always that I'm indulging in way too much set up. Sigh.

I'm not allowing myself to work on any Watchmen fic until I have this finished, and that includes the 3/4 done follow-up to Reflections. I will not bend!

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Check out this interview Robert Englund did with fear.net, mostly about the upcoming Nightmare on Elm Street reboot. He's just so classy about the whole thing, and he has nothing but praise for Jackie Earle Haley. So many people would be bitter about being replaced in the the franchise he made, but Englund is nothing but generous and good natured. It makes me want to watch Dream Warriors again.
misachan: (Rorschach by tribble_graphix)
Dear [livejournal.com profile] apocalyptothon writer,

Hi! Yeah, I know, there was a lot of Watchmen in those prompts. I am flailingly in love with that canon. But if Watchmen really isn't your bag or if none of those prompts appeals to you do not feel pressured to give them a try. Write whichever one sings the loudest; I'll be thrilled with any of the five.

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On a related [livejournal.com profile] apocalyptothon note: man, I am just comically bad at trying to prompt predict. But I think I know what I'm going to do; even if this isn't a fandom I've really written before, it is my favorite character in that fandom. This will be an exciting experiment!

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Wait, there's no Lost tonight? What're they showing? Is it a recap? (In a way I'm glad, because it gives me more time to wrestle my [livejournal.com profile] lgbtfest fic into submission. BTW, does anyone remember what Peter's cute paramedic partner was named? Yes, those last two sentences are related.:)
misachan: (Tony)
[livejournal.com profile] lgbtfest posting started today* and there is just a gorgeous Tony/Rhodey fic up: Words to Live By. It's sweet and sad and Rhodey wanting both the military and Tony and fighting to keep that balance. I went "Oh, Rhodey!" at least three times, and it's not a very long fic. *loves*

(*omg my fic is due in two weeks rorschach shut up I can't write about you now)
misachan: (Default)
The station we play at work has been all Christmas songs all the time since Thanksgiving, and I think I'm slowly losing my mind. The only saving grace had been that it looked like I'd managed to go the whole season without hearing that horrible "Christmas Shoes" song (you know the one. It's the one where the little boy wants to buy his dying, saintly mother shoes for Christmas so that she'll look pretty when she goes to meet Jesus. I sincerely love children, but that song makes want to go out and club every orphan I can find.), but then last week they played it. And they haven't played it again, which makes me think I summoned it into the air waves by thinking about my good fortune.

It all got me thinking: which holiday song makes you wish you could run Santa over with his own reindeer? Is it "Do They Know It's Christmas?", with its "Clanging chimes of DOOM!"? A particularly heinous cover? What's breaking your holiday spirit?

On a related note, I've done next to no Christmas shopping, I'm almost two weeks late with my ficathon story (I will post this story this week if it kills me), and I'm getting set to move in less than a month. I am freaked out, people. If anyone has some good Peter/Claude or Hiro/Adam recs (or a mix. Jack is always welcome to join to party.), please, send them my way. I needs them like chocolate.

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