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Tuesday, January 20th, 2015
8:27 am
Sunday, November 4th, 2012
10:22 pm
I'm auctioning off fic for Hurricane Sandy Aid if anyone would be interested! right over here, I'm offering 100 words of fic per dollar donated with no upper limit, any of my usual fandoms but you can ask after any of the bajillion other fandoms I've written. If you want something featuring the same characters or pairings as whatever you've already seen me write chances are the answer would be yes. If you want the POV of a chipper young girl that's a pretty likely yes too, goodness knows I can babble on in a Yuffie or Rikku-style voice all day long with glee if given the chance.
Thursday, October 18th, 2012
4:15 pm
Friday, September 14th, 2012
11:02 pm
Is there a nicer feeling than going back to skim over an old fic you wrote after enough time's gone by that you've gained some distance and instead of picking up all the flaws you end up really getting into it like it was a story by someone else that you find yourself liking?

Parts that I remember felt like they moved too slowly when I was writing it but thought were too important to the set-up to get rid of actually seem to clip along at a decent pace now, and once or twice I've even found myself thinking, 'Hey, that was pretty cleverly phrased.' It's such an awesome feeling to read something I wrote but that feels like I've just encountered it for the first time and honestly like it.
2:16 am
[FIC]In the Distance, Powerpuff Girls, Bubbles and Buttercup + others, G
Summary: Just because her sister isn't with them, it doesn't mean Bubbles has forgotten it's her birthday too. Inspired by busterella's squishyverse.

Bubbles I don’t think would ever truly think it wasn’t ButtercupCollapse )
Sunday, July 22nd, 2012
1:14 am
I know it's not exactly unusual for me to write stories with some weird-ass pairings, but every so often I do manage to make myself go "Jesus Christ, what is my brain???"

(This instance brought to you by the fact that I'm currently 3000 words into what's shaping up to be probably something like 15k+ worth of older Maggie Simpson/Sideshow Bob fic set over a span of fifteen years. Which was just supposed to be a little ficlet exploring how Maggie got into the music career that made her the voice of her generation in last season's Christmas episode that I decided to write on a whim, and which was supposed to have a one-scene gag where Bob was the first one to recognize just how talented she was when their paths crossed during another of his plans to get revenge on Bart. Then plot started happening in my brain. It's gonna end up filling my blades/guns kink bingo square; there's a lot of focus both on their weapons and on how he's the only person Maggie feels free to let the gun-nut side of her personality loose around 'cause who would believe him about it?)
Sunday, June 10th, 2012
1:31 am
Man, it's still way early to even be thinking about next Yuletide, but I hope I'll remember to nominate Kung Fu Love for it. Every time I remember it exists I feel sorry that they never got to make an actual show out of it. The animation's so bright and pretty, and there's so much story hinted at in the ten minutes we do get that we never get to see!

(Basic plot as far as it can be made out from what they have enough time to show: world peace is achieved by choosing a scapegoat who will take the blame for everything bad that happens. Everything, doesn't matter if its terrorist attacks or annoying flocks of birds showing up. Instead of countries going to war against each other, the entire world is set to war against that one person, so they might get attacked at any moment wherever they are.)

(The person chosen is a high school girl who finds the idea of playing the damsel-in-distress who must protected by the man she loves who is her only ally terribly romantic. Too bad her boyfriend quickly reaches his limit and walks out on her, leaving her with only herself to rely on. If you check out the video and the main character's personality annoys you, trying jumping forward to about six minutes in where there's suddenly a timeskip and the short basically becomes a music video of her being an incredible badass!)
Thursday, June 7th, 2012
11:08 pm
Jesus, we're coming up on the two year anniversary of my mom's death and now my grandma's in the hospital. What a time for it.

(It's nothing huge, she had a heart irregularity they checked her in for, only to work out that the problem is she majorly overuses her inhaler which makes her heart race. The problem is that she treats the thing like it's anxiety medication of something; she gets stressed, she breathes heavier, she takes a puff off her inhaler because breathing more heavily makes her think she's having trouble breathing. And she's a worrywort, so she gets anxious often.

But man is this leaving everyone stressed out.)
Saturday, June 2nd, 2012
11:07 pm
Taken from busterella

1. Pick a pairing or a character
2. Ask me my particular head!canon(s) regarding something about them
3. Post to your journal to share your own head!canon!

I... have a pretty ridiculous number of fandoms you can pick from, you can just skim down my ff.net account or AO3 account to see if one catches your eye.
Tuesday, May 15th, 2012
1:17 am
Ick, a bit of dirt got caught under my contact today and scratched my eye, and in one of those bizarre ways that different parts of your body can interact with each other my eye being hurt has made my nose run like a faucet. It's seriously more annoying to me than my hurt eye.
Friday, May 11th, 2012
12:14 am
words words words
Hey, gamers on my friends list!

If you've never played the most excellent game Psychonauts before, I just thought I'd drop a heads up that the PC version is currently only $3.99 through Amazon right now. The short version of the plot is that you play as a young psychic who's run away from home to sneak into a summer camp where psychic children are taught to use their powers, and once he's caught he only has until his dad comes to pick him up to learn as much as he can. Most of the levels take place inside the minds of the various counselors and other people, and can get incredibly inventive since any kind of realism can be gleefully thrown aside for anything within the bounds of what the character who's mind you're exploring might have imagined up. Also, it's very funny and has some awesome characters. And it rewards you for dawdling around instead of going straight to your next task with little character moments building up the lesser NPCs so they feel more like full characters in their own rights.

This is my favorite game in the world, so I definitely recommend giving it a shot if you've never touched it before! How much do I love it? When I saw that it had gone up on Steam I bought it, even though I didn't know if my computer could run it, just because I wanted Double-Fine to have that money for making a game I loved so much. Then this year when I finally got a 360 and (even later) a wireless adapter for it I paid for it again through them, even though I obviously already have a console version, for the exact same reason. So, yeah, when it comes to Psychonauts I basically love it so much that I turn into this. (As do a lot of other people, considering the number of folks who seemed to pledge to their Kickstarter hoping that maybe, somehow, that'd lead to a sequel someday.)

Just to share, this is the story about the game that first convinced me that it had to be something special and made me buy it years back: but this post ends up long, so let's cut thatCollapse )

To give you more of an idea if you might like it, here's the opening cutscene to give you a taste of it, and here's a fanmade trailer which has kind of ridiculously overwrought music for a humor game but doesn't spoil the plot like the official trailer I found does. And, just for fun, Inceptionauts.
Thursday, May 10th, 2012
12:13 am
Huh, AO3 just gave away who my Not Primetime recipient is gonna be, provided that mods don't shuffle my match around while they're trying to find fits for everyone before the assignments actually go out. I was just posting a new work and it had the Open Assignments box with a match in it. Never had that happen before!

Unfortunately it doesn't give me any type of head start on writing, since I still don't know what their request was (though I can at least guess which fandom I matched on based on their profile).
Sunday, May 6th, 2012
12:19 am
I don't know if anyone reading this follows the Homestuck fandom (last year's team A♥E are you still following your friends pages?) but if you have any interest this year's shipping olympics just opened for sign-ups!

I had loads of fun with the challenge last year and have been looking forward to it starting back up for months now! It's a contest where you make fanworks of any type for your favorite pairing to earn points, but the focus is less on winning for your team than on having loads of new fanwork to enjoy across all of them (and on stretching your own limits during the optional bonus rounds, which do things like give you certain types of mediums to work in and make you focus on different pairings).
Friday, May 4th, 2012
8:58 pm
JEM just got added to Netflix's watch instantly service.

I am so happy.
Thursday, May 3rd, 2012
10:25 pm
Pimping a couple of fic exchanges that are in sign-ups or nominations right now that I'm looking forward to and y'all might enjoy too:

Not Primetime (npt_admin) is for fandoms that are too large for the yuletide rare fandom exchange but which are still small enough or slow enough that you still feel like you can't find enough. It's in the sign-up stages so you can no longer nominate new fandoms or characters, but you can check over the tag set to see if there's anything you'd want to request/offer.

Even more exciting for me, as a huge rare-pairing shipper, is The Rare Ship Swap (shipswap), which is like Yuletide except for rare pairings. And that one is open for nominations, so if you're like me and spend a depressing amount of time searching for fic for pairings that just doesn't seem to exist you can add them in! (Or check if it's already there over here)
Sunday, March 18th, 2012
1:41 am
[FICLET]Bed Head, Lulu/Rikku, Final Fantasy X
Title: Bed Head
Fandom: Final Fantasy X
Pairing: Lulu/Rikku
Rating: G
Notes: Written for the No True Pair challenge for the prompt "morning routine"

Lulu woke, as she often had in recent days, to slender fingers carding through her hairCollapse )
Saturday, March 17th, 2012
9:14 pm
Somehow in all these years I never ran into the fact that they designed a full set of Gil coins for Spira. Aw, 100 gil has a chocobo on it.

And suddenly I feel so very sorry for Tidus, Yuna, and co for how much money I usually have them carting around by the end of the game. That's gotta suck in a world without paper currency. The strange things you run into while anally comparing characters hair colors for a throw-away line in a ficlet. (Results of this research: the character whose hair color is closest to Lulu's? Seymour's mom, oddly enough. Everyone else with really dark hair tends to be a touch browner or greyer than true black.)
3:37 am
It's funny how over time you can start to care less about ficcing weird things.

A while back, when I first discovered disney_kink, I wrote a Boo/Sulley (from Monsters Inc.) story for someone, and at the time I was all "Man, I am never ever ever admitting that I wrote an even slightly erotic story featuring someone who was a toddler in canon, even if she is aged-up." Though shipping (aged-up unless it's very innocent) young characters is something I usually don't mind, and major age-gaps are one of my kinks, apparently I draw a line when "young"="all-but preverbal"

Now, about a year-and-a-half later, I reread it on a whim since I couldn't remember the story at all and suddenly "Huh, I actually like this enough not to feel horribly embarrassed. It needs a couple of typos fixed, but... *posts on AO3*"
Saturday, February 18th, 2012
10:56 pm
I've never been the type of person to get headaches from the cameras in video games before, but I've finally gotten FFXIII (just a few years late *g*) and my god is it giving me a migraine.

I think it's just the specific area Snow's in right now (I'm only in the second chapter, so he's in the house of stairs place, and argh the way the camera keeps bobbing up and down when he's on stairways and I need to keep twisting it one-eighty to go back around sidepaths to check for chests which then involve more bobbing...) because my brain only starts pounding when he's on screen, so hopefully I won't have to put up with this for long, because otherwise I might seriously need to return the game because it's too painful for me to play and just watch all the cutscenes on Youtube to get the plot.
Thursday, February 2nd, 2012
4:11 pm
Man, I feel like shit today which sucks. I had to call in to work today which sucks even worse; I was really hoping I wouldn't have to do that until I'd been around a lot longer than a month and a half, so it would be clear I'm not the type of person who calls in over every little thing. What's especially annoying is that the problem is I've managed to food poison myself and I know what I ate to do it and I know I should have known better. Blargh.
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