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I actually just looked at the numbers a few days ago, so this is good timing! (I'm nearing the end of my latest notebook, where I plot out fic arcs, bingos and GIFsets, so I wanted a summary.) Plus OTW is currently doing another drive for funds- I spend a lot of time on AO3, so I was happy to donate. One thing: I wish AO3 did stats by chapter, like ffnet does! 

Total: 31 works, 203489 words posted since 2013. In general: I write an average of 3439 words per piece/chapter (although they range from 100 to 8500 words), and I tend to complete one thing every three weeks or so. 

Numbers blahblahblah )

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It's honestly so beautiful here right now. (Took this at the park today.) The blossoms here are mostly falling now (some still in full bloom) and there's just something magical and sad about finding stray petals caught in your purse and hair. Going to miss this!

Also, there have been some incredible trailers dropped that I HAVE to squee over because OMG HOW FUN DOES THIS MOVIE LOOK???


I actually opened Youtube by chance 12 minutes after it dropped (already 50000 views) and now it's at 19 million. I'm at least 10 of those, I think. LOL That moment when he's all "YES!!" is full of such unadulterated joy, I can't.

Also Sense8! 


Plus we are getting The Last Jedi trailer on Friday. ( And I thiiink I finally have a working idea for my [community profile] space_swap  assignment, plus a double (maaaybe triple) line bingo for [community profile] trope_bingo . Fingers crossed for all the productivity now that school is back in (although one kiddo is still only half days until next week). I can feel the ideas simmering, I just have to get all the words out in time!

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Well, obviously my faves are either dead or asleep but if I know myself at all, I'm pretty sure The Originals is going to capture my fannish heart again once it comes back on tomorrow. So I'm going to try to focus on getting Halo out today because otherwise who knows when I'll update. (If ever.) Sorry Grey's- going to watch you later too, although this Japril publicity does have me intrigued. 

Anyway, here are Marcel-centric and Vincent-centric sneak peeks for TO!

One thing that has me ??? is Josh supporting Vincent instead of Marcel in the second!? What is going on with the power dynamics in NO? Also I can't wait to meet Hope, the character, not the object that must be projected onto/protected. :D

Still 5 clues left unsolved in the puzzle meme! Anybody? There are more clues in the comments for #3 in the LJ entry, if you're stumped. 

Also, went to a local fertility festival on Wednesday. Phallic shaped snacks, free sake and carved penises (and foreigners) everywhere! Gotta love living here sometimes! :DDD 


Jan. 24th, 2017 09:01 am
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So my recipient for [community profile] chocolateboxcomm  has such a great letter that I think I'll be writing them more than one treat. The only other time I did an exchange I was assigned my NoTP because it was completely random and it was like pulling teeth. (I loathe pairings where the girl is all HELL NO and people refuse to take her word for it. :/) I think I'll just write treats instead of committing to more low pressure exchanges like [community profile] maythe4thbewithyou  (which has signups open now!) because I should really clear my backlog of projects first, but I just wanted to share about being happy I tried an exchange again. :D

Also, feel free to comment more on the meme entry. Sorry replies were delayed- was out playing in the snow on the weekend and then LJ kept crashing my internet every time I tried to comment (either on my entry or other's). I cleared my Chrome cache and it seems to have resolved the issue for now. :)
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Happy New Year! Starting off the year with the [community profile] snowflake_challenge .

Day 1

In your own space, post a rec for at least three fanworks that you have created. It can be your favorite fanworks that you've created, or fanworks you feel no one ever saw, or fanworks you say would define you as a creator. 

I have 77 GIFsets and 7 fics to choose from in 2016, but I'll focus on 3:

The Martian: Newton's First Law

I'm really proud of this three parter fic because it has a great structure and heart. Also, the theme and conflicts are as science-y and detail oriented as the canon. Plus the love declaration in the second bit is pretty moving. ("This is what falling in love looks like.") I also tried writing in epistolary style for the third chapter and I LOVED IT. 10/10 would do again. Newton's First Law also does what canon (and fandom) doesn't: it focuses on the rest of the Ares 3 crew and the ground crew (although Watney is very much in character thoughts), it fills in that "7 MONTHS LATER" gap, and it challenges fanon theory about keeping Beck/Johanssen secret. I know Watney is everybody's fave, but I think even Weir understated how heroic the crew really were to come back for him.

More on Newton's First Law )

The Originals: Dear Destiny, F*ck You

I'm proud of this GIF set because of the way the poem and the scenes match up so perfectly. (Also look at that crisp resolution and how I flipped and then merged two GIFs in the 6th!) I think even the text placement makes symbolic sense. 

Moana: Smitten

I was leery of writing this at first because I was really worried about disrespecting the tone and theme of the film. It's SUCH a fantastic movie, with themes about self concept and determination, the importance of family/culture and relationship arcs between family and friends. The heroine is fourteen, she doesn't need a love interest

But just as Moana itself solves a historical puzzle (Why did Polynesian explorers stop for 1000 years and then start again?) by mashing up Polynesian myth with an incredible OC, Maui's death myth seemed to be begging for a Disney-fied solve. One does not simply walk into Death's obsidian-toothed vagina without consent. (Also why the hell would he have expected to come out of her mouth? Wrong hole, dude.) Plus I love flipping prophecy on its head and canon fix-its.

On Smitten )


Sep. 21st, 2015 08:31 am
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Meme from [ profile] tielan: go to the 7th page of your current WIP, and copy/paste 7 lines starting from the 7th on the page:

From Discretion.

It felt oddly stilted after months of friendlier banter, and when the conversation lulled, Reeve studied the pensive way Rufus was seated before deciding to venture into less tepid waters.

“How did you know? I did my utmost to keep things professional,” he stated quietly.

Rufus smiled crookedly. “Simple observation. The way you began to limit the time allotted to our meetings and create deliberate distance after months of warmer interactions. Dilating pupils, a slight flush. It was…most compelling.” He paused.

I've decided to scrap the original intro and drop them into something less exposition-y, but hopefully I'll have the first chap done soon. This is looking like another 20000 words and I really need to focus on Allies and Alloys for [ profile] springrain, so I'll leave it as a single chap unless it gets a huge response (which is unlikely, given both the pairing and a fandom in hibernation). It feels good to be writing again though, BLESS PRESCHOOL. Summer was so much fun, but it is so nice to be well-rested and unsociable and just make stuff again. I'm going for a double line bingo this time around, and since Reeve/Rufus only has a total of 10 fics on AO3, I think it'll count just fine for my Rare Pair fill. Also have a Kiliel Deathfic almost at completion, but damn the 500 word min! :(
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So FFVII is getting a remake for PS4 and somebody read and reviewed Full Circle for the first time in years. So I re-read it for the first time in years and, wow: 1. The first chap really needs an edit. 2. I'm totally back on the Reeve/Rufus train somehow even though I have actually promised to write something else. Like flip-flopping plot ideas/character arcs in my head, fact checking and wondering where the heck I saved the files I had from 7 years ago. (Also it bugs me that I don't remember the title. Which is usually one of the first things I come up with when I get a fic idea.)

I always thought it was a bit silly, writers going on about their "muse", when really it was basically: this idea is shiny and fascinating right now and the other feels more like work/grind than writing flow. And then I think about this Jonathan Stroud pep talk for Nanowrimo where he just sits himself down and forces himself to write until he forgets that he wasn't absolutely dying to finish the chapter/edit/whatever and it's six hours later and he's got several pages (or at least a few lines) to show for it. And I'm all...oooh, but that sounds like it takes self-discipline... *edges away slowly and sees what TV I haven't caught up on yet* Also this TED talk on how stating your goals makes you less likely to reach them makes me wonder if I should have not said anything. Like I was a good 8 pages and an outline in and then I committed and now it's taken two months for two more pages...

So yeah, I totally feel GRRM on the ridiculous LJ output and zero Winds of Winter updates. LOL 
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I am a worm, a worthless worm for not getting my fandomaid fics finished yet BUT SUCH AMAZING TV ON NETFLIX that I just have to come here and ahhhhhhh for a minute okayyyyy?

SENSE8 GUYS. SO MUCH LOVE. Kala is my fave, but I love all the characters and how this show is set in THE WORLD and not like, white people land. A+ themes too: empathy, identity, cultural/societal pressures, connection, evolution, processing grief/trauma. HOW LONG UNTIL SEASON 2 ALREADY

And Dragons: Race to the Edge is not super compelling for me. but I'm LOVING how it is not The Hiccup Show and more of an ensemble. Still haven't finished the series because my kids have been asking for MLP and Jurassic World (Ha!) over dragons but I'm not feeling anything fic worthy churning so I'm cool with the slower pace vs a binge. (Which is great, because I'm still going on my actual assignments. Like I go into negative word count some days because I keep deleting stuff but Guilty is taking better shape at last. As in it actually HAS a shape, YAY.)

Anyway- birthdays/whirl of sayonaras are finally over for the next six months or so, so back to writing full(er) time again. :D 
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Well this is the first time I've tried to quantify all this fic writing so here are the stats for the year:

Fandoms written for: 2- this is a new thing for me. I usually do one fandom at a time, so this straddling business is a bit weird.

Fic written: 40240 words for HTTYD fandom, 5015 for GotG fandom. Both long fic and one shots. I'm proudest of the longer pieces, but Starry Eyed Waif was so much fun to write. LOL

AO3 stats 2014


Like wow, that is a lot of views on Learning to Fly. It's still nowhere near Full Circle or Revolutionary stats, but hey. People are reading what I write. That's awesome. :D

Meta written: 2446 words for HTTYD (mostly posted on tumblr)

Goals for the new year: finish New Romantics and get cracking on the novel. Like, one thing about Learning to Fly and Treacherous: I wrote them like it was my job. I really have to start doing that for this novel, especially once kiddo number two is in preschool.


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