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I am procrastinating, and there are few things better to procrastinate with than a meme with questions to answer. So ask away - and join in, if you'd like. It's interesting too because it's not a writer one for a change. Nothing against those, just sometimes don't think my process is wildly interesting. *G*

50 questions about fanfic reading )
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Well, now I have a new LJ layout and Christmas icons. I think the layout needs a bit of tweaking still, but I'm happy with it. I briefly, briefly considered buying a Christmas LJ layout - some of the paid layouts are nice, but when I checked the price out, I had sticker shock. $21 for a stock design layout? No, it wasn't that pretty.

Starting to feel slightly festive - I've even got some Christmas cards to send out this year too. Speaking of which I have my Christmas card list from last year. And since I have new f-list friends, if anyone would like a card, just send me a PM and I will happily add you to my list.

My Slashy Valentine 2015 sign-ups are picking up steam, thanks to the wonderful people who have promoted so far. If anyone wants to help spread the word this week too, that would be awesome. We've got new people joining us, which is always great and it's wonderful to have all our regulars sign up too.

In other news, I had a great trip to Iceland and a very, very brief but enjoyable time in NYC, job prospects are looking up, and life goes on.
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Rating: PG-13 (sexual content, language)
Timeline: Modern Day
Disclaimer: Not mine. I don't make any profit off this. This is also something purely written for fun (I am not a medical professional), and not meant to be taken seriously in any way shape or form.
Beta: keiliss
Summary: A forbidden affair, a hidden scandal and people thinking with anything but their brains.
AN: Realized to my surprise that I hadn't posted this to my LJ yet, despite writing it in February 2013. Ashamed! This is a sequel of sorts to A Safer Truth, and written for Minuial Nuwing for the MSV 2013 swap.

Scene from a modern AU medical soap opera. )
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Public accountablity - I've had a ficlet in the works for you. Picture's a hint (sort of). Before the week's out, hopefully sooner than that.
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Happy birthday, Jane. Hope your day was wonderful and that the next year will be amazing!
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I resisted as long as I could, but then I jumped off the cliff after everyone else. Be gentle!

Pick a couple and I will answer:

A. Describe your comfort zone—a typical you-fic.
B. Is there a type of story you’ve yet to try your hand at, but really want to?
C. Is there a type of story you wouldn’t touch with a ten foot pole?
writing meme )
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Yes, I'm alive. Yes, I need to update. My world has turned upside down, and I'm trying to find the words to put together a post. So in the meantime - a meme.

Marvel Quiz

May. 2nd, 2014 04:03 pm
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Writer Meme

Apr. 5th, 2014 10:25 pm
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Snagged from [livejournal.com profile] keiliss, [livejournal.com profile] ilye_elf and others.

Ask me a question about one of my fics or series. It can be absolutely anything in any project and I will tell you the honest-to-goodness answer (even on the progress/plans for next chapters of current series).

Don’t hold back. Whatever you ask, I’ll answer as truthfully and as completely as possible. You can also ask about my writing as a whole, if you like.
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This daylight savings' thing combined with the weather has been kicking my ass. First it's cold, then it's warm, then it's cold again, plus with the clocks rolling back means I'm waking up in the morning to darkness again, which I wasn't a few weeks ago. Still, I'm hopefully optimistic for spring, and the warm weather and sunshine has made me more energetic. The downside of this is that restlessness has kicked in full force and I'm having a hard time focusing on day to day life in lieu of trying to figure out how to do different things, move out, move to another city - something, anything, lol. This has led to trying to figure out if I can do a quick trip to Iceland in the fall. We'll see. :D

I have made a small change to my living space though - I bought a plant.  I've never had one of my own, I've grown up in a family where plants were something that stayed outdoors unless they were hardy enough to survive my mother's orange thumb of death. So I have no experience with them, but I was struck by wanting something green and bright and St. Patrick's day is around the corner. My dad's quarter-Irish, and we always celebrate, plus my grandfather died on that day (14 years ago, so hard to believe), so there's a lot of sentiment and memories for St. Patrick's day.

pictures and poetry stuff )
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Title: New Traditions
Author: Red Lasbelin
Characters: Glorfindel, Erestor
Rating: PG
Beta: the ever-lovely Keiliss
Summary: Glorfindel and Erestor make new couple traditions for the Winter Solstice celebration.

Author's note: written for Aglarien for the 2013 [livejournal.com profile] lotr_sesa.


New Traditions )
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Yay for another My Slashy Valentine swap finished! I have run the MSV swap since 2011 - it feels so strange that it's been three years now. I got a fabulous fic in return: Zeen's Lighter than Vanity. It's Celebrimbor/Annatar, and its highlights are Annatar, who is evil, selfish, intelligent, vain with a farseeing agenda, Celebrimbor's friendship with the dwarves and a little tiny mention of Celebrimbor/Galadriel, who I ship like burning apparently. Pleasantly not too dark!

I also wrote this year. It was such a struggle to put words on the page for this one - a E/G reincarnation AU - but I'm glad I kept with it. If you'd like to read it, my story is here: Ghosts That We Knew. The one downside to running the MSV swap and also being a participant is I feel very weird about moaning on LJ now about how hard my fic is to write and running up against deadline, so now I just moan very quietly to a few people and still (even after swearing this is the year I will finish the fic on time) run late. I like to think I'll change this, but it's been my method of operation for almost ten years.

other stuff )
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Happy birthday, m'dear Steph. May your year be filled with the things that make you happy: family, church, chocolate and fandom - just to name a few! *hugs*
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I hope you've had a fantastic day, and that there are only even better things coming for you in the next year. You're a generous, creative soul and I wish you the very best (along with some eye-candy *G*).
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Do You Hear the People Sing by Alice X. Zang

Hope you have a fantastic day, K, and a great year filled with laughter, love and joy.
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Naomi Novik, author of the Temeraire fantasy novels, testified before a Congressional Subcommittee on Tuesday about fair use - specifically the creative communities that make up fandom as we know it. She herself writes fanfic (and other fanworks!) as [livejournal.com profile] astolat. I had a chance to read her written testimony and it gave me goosebumps and illustrated how important and impactful fandom can be and how it should be protected. I encourage you to read this: Naomi Novik's testimony

Just - could not have said it better. It choked me up a bit.
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Something I hate: cacotopia
Something I love: coq au vin.
Somewhere I have been: Charleston, West Virginia
Somewhere I would like to go: Cayman Islands :P
Someone I know: Charlie (acquaintance)
Best Movie: Casablanca

All [livejournal.com profile] keiliss's fault. And yes, I know I still have one more snowflake but I am utterly blank on the 'create a challenge for other people'. Linking to someone else's challenge doesn't count, right?
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Day 11

Stretch yourself a little and try something new. Go play in a new fandom or with a new pairing or trope. Try creating a different kind of fanwork. Or check out some types of fanworks that are new to you. (The recs from Day 1, Day 3, and Day 9 might be a good place to start!) Leave a comment in this post saying you did it.

I'm going a rec list for this prompt - I've complied what I've done so far and put it in a private, stickied entry right now. I've got a lot more stories to add, but not a lot of time/energy at the moment. So it's definitely a WIP. When I have more stories up, I'll make it public.

Day 12

In your own space, talk about what you think the future holds for fandom. What are your hopes and dreams for fandom? Do you have any predictions about what the next five years holds for fandom? Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your post if you feel comfortable doing so.

thoughts on fandom's future )

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