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Wednesday, March 31st, 2004
1:12 am
I know I haven't been around much lately, but I just had to pop my head in and say, MARY SUE LIVES!

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Friday, February 6th, 2004
2:24 pm - Coming out of the WIP closet, Part 2
From a true WIP, a random section of HG/SS. Well, pre-HG/SS.

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2:12 pm - Coming out of the WIP Closet, part One
This is from the fic I started this journal for, when I decided I was going to be a serious fanfiction writer and write a novel length story. Oddly enough I finished it just this morning at about 3, but it's not edited so I suppose it's still a WIP.

From the first pages. Snape has a daughter. Wait, no, don't run away! Come back! Oh, phooey.

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Saturday, January 31st, 2004
12:32 am - Making a stereotype.
How many characters does it take to establish a stereotype?

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Saturday, January 10th, 2004
9:47 pm - You kids just think you invented sex, don't you.
Random RL entry, skip at will.

What a great line. I always thought it was kind of stupid, until now.

Reading a bit of slash before bed, I happen upon the description of one man sucking and chewing on another man's fingers, not as a prelude to anything, but for the act itself.

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Tuesday, January 6th, 2004
8:19 pm - Fannish Thoughts
1.) Chasing Amy is on Oxygen, a channel I am mysteriously getting now. Funniest thing ever = anticipating the swear words and trying to guess what they'll be changed to. Ever hear a nun call a child a bloody snot rag?

2.)My sister picks me up at work the other night, and as we're testily walking to the bookstore (we're always testy with eachother at first, it seems, like we're always meeting for the first time after a fight...) when she breaks the ice by saying

-- So, I've been reading Pirates of the Carribbean fanfiction.

WHAT??!!?!??!! She made so much fun of me when I admitted my Harry Potter addiction.

-- People seem to really like getting Jack and Will together.

Um, yes.

-- But I will scream if I see one more fic with the word "savvy" in it. Like, "Will, you are going to take your clothes off now, savvy?"

I have read maybe one PotC story, but she found some common ground, telling me she'd read some Harry Potter fic, including, apparantly, badfic.

-- So, it's really bad, but you can't stop reading. It's weird.

And she found one of my favorites.

-- Hermione and the Weasley twins. Both of them. And she actually brings her books out to study.

(This in the children's section of Waldenbooks, while we were perusing the new Olivia merchandise. She gave me the Olivia musical jewelry box for Christmas, complete with twirling tu-tu wearing piglette inside. We might wind up being great friends after all.)

current mood: giddy

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Tuesday, December 30th, 2003
9:46 pm
A father has only one other name, and that is Worry. -- Li Young Lee

A short-ish essay about Peter Pan follows.

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current mood: tired

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Monday, December 29th, 2003
12:43 am - 15 Minute Ficlet Snape and Harry
Harry/Snape, UST, very nearly done in 15 minutes. Fic and word under the cut.



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Saturday, December 27th, 2003
2:35 am - SIGH. Pr0n on the work computer.
Hope everyone had a lovely holiday. I had three days off. Now I must return to work in **checks clock** less than five hours. That's what three days off will do to me, I guess.

So, the computer at work has been popping up all kinds of weird porno ads. I TOLD Mr. Boss that he should instal McAffee for a WHOPPING 25.00 a year, but he wouldn't hear of it. Read more...Collapse )

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Monday, December 15th, 2003
12:52 am
Woah. It's like a dream. I haven't read the whole thing, but it looks very well done.

And the section of the paper regarding how one finds slash in the first place made me think of something I hadn't thought on for years. It was a single sentence in one of the Vampire Chronicles books, where one man is doing up another man's tie. In one sentence Lestat (who, for reasons I forget, is for the moment in a human body) considers his response to the pressure of the fingers on his chest, propositions his friend, is rejected, and says "oh well, worth trying" or something to that effect. I was about 15 when I was reading those books, and I think I broke the spine flipping surreptitiously back to that one tiny sentence. I was just thinking "wow that is so hot," and it never once occured to me that there might be other people who thought so too, and might be willing to fill in what the author didn't.

Didn't have the internet back then, though. And frankly I guess I'm happy enough to have skipped the whole vampire fanfiction thing, as I am not so much with the Anne Rice now as I once was.

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Wednesday, December 10th, 2003
9:26 pm - So much to say, and we talk about the weather.
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current mood: content

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Sunday, December 7th, 2003
5:19 pm
I just read about millefiori's dream, and it reminded me that I actually had had a dream of my own while napping. Well, for one thing, I had a lot of dreams about Alan Rickman!Snape that I'm sure we all don't need to hear about. I woke and seriously reached over the side of the bed and grabbed a calendar. Yup. Ok, that explains everything.

Then I had a dream that I was on a bus with Elijah Wood sitting in front of me. He was complaining that people kept giving him weird looks, almost like they were coming on to him but not really. So I put my face really close to his (we might have been touching foreheads) and I said "Listen. The problem is that people look at you and think 'Oh, my God, I want to shag that kid from The Good Son. What's wrong with me?'" He seemed rather grateful for the explaination.

Love snowy Sunday afternoons. :)

Yawn. Stretch.

current mood: content

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Friday, December 5th, 2003
10:28 am - Potential, but has a hard time getting motivated....
Ganked from fleable, I am apparantly a Fox.

I think it's a bit odd that all the foxes they mention are actors, but none of the potential professions are "actor,"
but otherwise, very accurate, it would seem. Everything you ever wanted to know about me.

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Monday, December 1st, 2003
8:00 pm
Someone please explain this to me. It's a rating of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone based on Profanity Sex and Violence. Profanity and Violence, I can understand the yellow rating. But the green circle for Sex indicates innuendo or sexual harassment or humor. I cannot think of one moment where that would be the case. In Chamer of Secrets it seems that there might be one instance, maybe, in Vernon's "you've ruined the punchline of my Japanese golfer joke!" because who knows what that might have been, but as for the rest of it... what the hell?

current mood: puzzled

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Saturday, November 29th, 2003
10:05 pm - Only vaguely related to fannish things...
I fell asleep wearing a long grey dress the other night (had worn it to work, but with nothing on underneath it makes a rahter cozy nightgown and I was cold. Oh, don't look at me like that, I washed it before I wore it to work again.) Anyway, I like that dress because it's comfortable (obviously) but also because the cut and the length make me feel rather like a queen. Long full-skirted dresses are not really all the rage right now, and I feel pleasantly out of the loop of modernity when I'm wearing it.

So I fell asleep and I dreamed that I was a queen. I don't ever remember dreaming that I was somebody else. I'm always just me.

Then someone whispered in my ear that I was Isis. And I half-woke then, pushing at the wall like I was pushing the idea away, and I was saying (out loud or in my sleep, I can't tell which) no, no, that's just wrong, she's a real person, I can't dream of being her, as if it would have hurt Isis-the-fanfiction-writer to have had me steal her name for even a few hours. Then I fell asleep again and that same voice at my ear told me "no, dummy, not her, the real Isis." And that was even scarier, as I realized I didn't really remember who Isis was, but the dream turned out to be rather pleasant, so it didn't matter that I couldn't remember what she wore on her head or whose mother she was, etc.

So I looked her up today, after days of that strange dream not fading into nothing. Some things just make me so pleased-- with Thoth, the god who invented the written language, she taught mankind the secrets of medicine. Writing and medicine-- the only two disciplines that have ever captivated me. Often rendered on the foot of coffins with her long wings spread to protect the deceased-- she would vaguely (logistically) resemble the death's heads on New England graves I was always so attracted to as a child.

So, then. Rather pleased.

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Wednesday, November 26th, 2003
11:30 pm
The computer room is over the dirt-floored, rock-walled cellar. I am cold. But I am also victorious.

One fic-that-would-not-die is done, and at first blush I do not want to heave the computer out the window in a fit of self-loathing. Good start. It's the Remus Lupin FQF entry, and having selected three challenges I was required to have a fic of length 5000 words or more. It's a bit larger than that. I'm waiting to hear from els_chan on whether or not I can somehow code it myself, because I feel guilty taking advantage of the extended deadlines and then submitting at the last moment with a large fic. First have to have it beta-ed though, by the dear partner.

Next up: The other fic that would not die. I feel so productive. I am Buffy the Fic Slayer.

I am not even letting that rabid, rampant SS/HG (or HG/SS as I see it) bunny get out of its cage. Down, girl. Stay.

I just called my father's house, and my sister's Irish boyfriend answered the phone. His accent is so subtle you'd never even know it's there, except for when he says something with an "r." That and his ellocution is just generally better than that of an American. I am a bad bad bad bad person, because I kept making him take down more messages just to hear him say "certainly." Guh.

current mood: flirty

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Tuesday, November 25th, 2003
11:39 pm - 3Meme
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Sunday, November 23rd, 2003
11:21 pm - 15 Minute Ficlet
A conversation between Hermione and Harry-- I really like thinking of these two characters as being very close friends but not romantically involved. Mostly dialogue, mostly done within 15 minutes.

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Nevermind that I shouldn't even have given in to the desire to write a ficlet, but should instead have been working on the Remus Lupin FQF entry that just wouldn't die. It's so long and while I can see the denounment, I just haven't gotten there yet. Helpful suggestion from my partner: Just end it like this:

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current mood: exasperated

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Saturday, November 22nd, 2003
1:16 am - Unpopular, Petty, Stoopid, and Other Fandom Opinions
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Thursday, November 20th, 2003
12:00 am - Fandom 10 Meme Spawns Ficlet Instead
Instead of doing the 10 unpopular fandom opinions meme, I decided to write a fic incorporating the ones that had struck a chord with me. (Decided might be misleadingly pro-active. Fic nudged at my brain after I read about 10 such lists.) The ideas, from wikdsushi, subtle_science, are, respectively, that Snape has GREASY HAIR, FOR REAL, GUYS, and it is not necessarily OOC for him to be nice. And this last is most pivotal, and I can’t remember who posted it—that Lupin is NOT A NICE GUY. I can’t remember for the life of me, though.

So here it is. Long winter evening= me allowing plot bunny to run rampant. Characters—Snape, Hermione, Lupin. Originally I had planned to write a very linearly styled narrative, but then I decided that I would start in medias res. AND a scene I imagined most vividly during my afternoon half-asleep nap thing never made it in. How odd.

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current mood: curious

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