Writing Meme stolen from cherie_morte
and everyone else on my FList today.
Pick a fic of mine and a question and I'll tell you:
1. What part was most difficult?
2. What are you most proud of?
3. What's a reference you made no one has picked up on yet?
4. What's a bit that sums up your take on a character?
5. Favorite line(s) of dialogue?
6. Favorite lines(s) of prose?
7. Were there any points where you were trying to do something specific with sound, vocabulary, or rhythm?
8. How many drafts did the work go through?
9. Were you listening to anything while writing the fic? If so, what?
10. Imagery that is important to the fic, either while composing or in the fic itself?
11. What were you most worried about during the composition?
12. How do you want readers to react to this fic?
13. What did you want them to take away from it?
14. What inspired this fic?
15. If you used a beta, what did you agree or disagree on?
16. Did anything surprise you during the writing?
17. Were any parts written under the influence? Useless question for me
My fics masterlist is here
There may be a real update eventually.
It's fun, right?
I'm pretty much bipolar. It isn't diagnosed because the job I work at that I hate doesn't give me insurance. I was gonna go to Ma's GP on Tuesday to see about getting on some kind of medication, but didn't go because a combination of not having the money and CJ wanting to talk to me about it first. Which I get, because Ma sometimes gets an idea in her head and gets her Stubborn on, and I know he just wants to make sure that I'm not agreeing to go if I'm good but just hating my job.
And, let me tell you, the amount of hate I have for this job is eclipsed only by the amount of hate I have for the asshole who is my temporary boss. Mine doesn't come back until the beginning of July, and I really don't know if I hope I'm still there then or not.( Ranting about work be under this cut.Collapse )
I added a ridiculous amount of words to my Big Bang on May 1st (almost a full 13k) and then have hardly touched it since. I feel so bad for poor colls
, because she has 7k of coherent fic and then nothing. I try, but this entire month has been about 90% downswing and the other 10% so busy I cannot do a thing. And when I'm on a downswing I either just am too numb to care and don't even bother to try to open it, or everything is SO fucking horrible and stupid that I just want to delete it all and start from scratch. Which would be a very bad idea.
In addition to all that, one... Saturday? Friday? My old desktop broke, I moved to one we bought off a guy that was password protected in the core like work computers tend to be, so I couldn't install my work system on it. Then I moved to Ma's new desktop, which would not allow me to the login page for work, and then to Yussie's which is now mine. And then two days later my old work computer completely broke. About an hour after my laptop gave out.
Now, when I say my laptop gave out, what I really mean is it did that thing it would do occasionally where it spends about two hours trying to fix an issue it finds, and says in big, BOLD letters across the screen ATTEMPTING TO REPAIR DISC. DO NOT POWER OFF OR UNPLUG.
So, naturally, Ma turned it off. And it ruined the harddrive to the point where Yussie tried to reinstall Windows on it and it told him to go fuck himself. Now, on the plus side, I had known my desktop was giving out, so I backed it up on my server constantly. I have all my comics, fonts, PS presets, pictures, music, etc. The TV and movies I downloaded are gone, but I have 3.80TCreds on TVT and a ratio of 4.73 on IPT with 3,559 bonus points, so I'm not exactly worried about getting those back, besides just plain remembering what I want.
But my awesome husband unperfectwolf
has been working on her Squee!
submission for the last two hours and unwittingly helping me feel better by talking about finding fandom when she was in single digits and wincon
. I genuinely am
feeling a little better now, so I'm going to end this novel of a post before that turns again.I might be super slow to respond to comments, because procrastination is awesome when I downswing.
I was lucky enough to get grabbed by the amazing colls
even though I have the most generic summary on the planet that I, once again, came up with right before hitting send.
A (Pinch of) Salt And Batter-y
Dean's been running the family business for all of ten minutes and he's already fucked it up so bad that Sam had to practically drop out of school to come save him. And if that's not enough, the pretentious douchebag who manages the health food store across the street won't stop hitting on Sam, and Dean is this close to physically lighting their new rival shop's owner on fire.
Or, "Sam and Dean run a bakery instead of hunting demons, Crowley opens the new cupcake shop down the street, and if Lucifer (who used to be a boring dude named Nick when he went to school with Dean) tries to hit on Sam one more time Dean is going to get arrested for murder."
THAT'S RIGHT. I WROTE A BAKERY AU FOR BIG BANG, AND THEN SOMEHOW DID NOT MENTION IN THE SUMMARY THAT I WROTE A BAKERY AU. Thankfully, I think I made colls
pee herself with joy, so yay!
We post August 15th (101 days from now), because it's like wendy
knows me or something.
In non-fannish news, I walked through for almost five hours today, spent 16 hours somewhat coherent and awake yesterday, am dyeing my hair, Ma's hair, and my aunt who is visiting for a month's hair tomorrow.
Also, I literally facemashed through about 13k of my Big Bang on the first, like usual, and now have to detangle it and make it coherent for my artist because, no, really, at one point I managed ten words to say that Dean was yelling.
P.S. You guys. I loooooooooooooooooove Show. I really do. Pac-Man Fever made me all fluttery all over!
Tumblr still won't let me reblog and I hate it there so I'm mostly okay with that.
I have been working Tech Support for exactly a year as of
an hour 39
15 minutes from now, and I still hate it so much that I cry on a pretty much daily basis. Fun times.
I am two episodes behind Hannibal (which I am in LOVE with), STILL eight episodes behind Dexter, four behind The Voice, four behind Doctor Who, at least five behind Scandal, three behind on Glee (I hope I can quit this! I hate Glee so much and can't stop watching), one behind on Psych, and I don't even know how far behind I am on Happy Endings.
I wrote no fic in March because of a death in the family, and none in April probably in part from trying to mentally/emotionally recover from March and April (because no seriously April, WTF). I'm going to try three this month to make up for it. Feel free to laugh. (But, also, feel free to leave ideas for wee little ficlets. I have an entire window devoted to comment meme prompts I might attempt to attempt.)
OH. And I might be getting an iPhone 4? IDK if I want one, but our phones are due for upgrade, and Yussie's refuses to charge anymore, which has resulted in a lively game of "Switch me batteries" when he goes to work, comes home, and then is home for a few hours. And the iPhone 4 is a free upgrade at Verizon ($30 upgrade fee, what the actual fuck) so either he's gonna upgrade, or I will and then I'll give him my current phone (we all have HTC Thunderbolts right now).
I was going to say something else here. OH, RIGHT. Yussie broke his hand. Luckily, it happened at work, so his boss is paying for everything, and he's on light-duty so he doesn't have to miss time. He got it pinned between between a fitting and the truck while loading it at work, and then his boss said "Nah, just looks dislocated. Let me pop it in for you."
And now he's in a cast to hopefully avoid surgery and them having to screw things through his hand.
It's 11pm and I am SO. FUCKING. EXHAUSTED. I'm going to go grab my laptop to charge my phone and sleep. But not before spending five minutes making a new icon that fits this.
JFC, I did not know I had this much to say.
Third call for the Big Bang Email Chain!
I don't have to have you friended for you to want in on this, otherwise I'd lock it.
In related news, I have 1,637 words and Dean is already fucking my story sideways.
RL things happened at the end of March, and so I didn't get a fic done for that, but am hoping against hope to get 2 done this month and posted, or I'll owe 3 in May.
Speaking of this week, I am genuinely scared of and for Boston right now, and my thoughts are with everyone there and everyone who has friends and/or family there.
Sam/Dean, Sam/Jess, Sam/OCsWordcount:
Sam's always had a weird relationship with sex.Notes/Acknowledgments:
Unbetad. For the prompt do it til you fall down
. Title is a shout-out to Chasing Amy.( The first time Sam had sex ended with a trip to the hospital, because Dean is right and virgins should never ever try to have sex with other virgins.Collapse )
I know lazy_daze
usually runs this, but as she's recently stated she's not in the fandom anymore I thought I would start one. The Big Bang Email Chain helped me SO MUCH the last two years. There were legit people who started their fics April 30th and had a full 20k story done in time to submit.
What it is, basically, is a mailing list where we can word war with each other, and gripe, and get help for our fics, titles, summaries, and anything else that will help!
If you want in, comment or PM me with your email!
Dream about wincon
. Opening day panels started at 8pm. cherie_morte
were there, and affectingly
was there and wave_obscura
tried to help me when there was a roach loose in the on bathroom for the floor that we were trying to get ready in, and locknkey
was there too.
Also, for some reason there was a classroom and the teacher for it had a bunch of us come in for a moment for something. IDK because I was late and got there when he was done with us but there were some names with their meanings written on the board.
And McDonald's, who owns Hugh Hefner apparently, gave affectingly
a business card with the phone number of the band who was playing opening ceremonies for us, because they were going to be really big soon and wanted our number or something.
Basically, opening ceremonies and the first panels were like Winprom.
It was really odd and I miss wincon
even more now. Now I'm gonna go back to sleep. Also, I kinda want night panels. Mostly I want all the panels.