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Crossposted from [livejournal.com profile] writing_game (originally posted here). First, the ones in the Self-Portrait 'verse. You're probably going to want to read Self-Portrait, In Skin first.

Confidence Man (100 words) )

Man in the Mirror (100 words) )

With Friends Like These (200 words) )

Moving Boxes (100 words) )

Sneak peek of the fic to come! )
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1. As you can see, I have finally updated my 15. That's been a really long time coming (...understatement), so you should go check them out. As always, if you know who made any of the ones that lack proper credit, let me know.

2. I bothered [livejournal.com profile] clex_monkie89 and [livejournal.com profile] sashataakheru on AIM last night and think I finally have a suitable plot for the WC bodyswap fic. Which is good, because it's extraordinarily appropriate for my first prompt on [livejournal.com profile] writing_game this board, "extenuating circumstances", but I couldn't write that until I'd worked out several large promblems (like not knowing what caused the bodyswap). So, I can write now!

2b. Except that I have loads of homework. Argh. I hope I'll find that sufficient motivation to actually get some homework done.

3. Unfortunately, the WH13 fic is not going so well. Sigh. But at least I'm not on a clock for that one.

4. Speaking of fic with deadlines, oh god the SN/QL. *headdesk* OP of that prompt, if you're reading this, I AM SO SORRY. D: I will finish that fic. One day. Hopefully soon. I will. Honest. DDD:

5. I watched the Psych finale yesterday  morning. <3333 Now all I've got left to catch up on are Dark Blue and Happy Town. (And while I'm on the subject of TV, how disappointed am I that Lone Star and The Event are in the same timeslot? VERY. I mean, obviously, Event is going to have to take precedence, but still. It saddens me.)

6. I went back to TO and the Werelist for the first time in about five years today (technically, I'd been back at TO a couple years ago to update my gender on my profile, but I didn't stay long). Actually remembered my passwords, even. My Werelist account had been deleted, but I made a new one. Hadn't realized how much I missed all those guys. It's good to be back.

7. Saw Toy Story 3 for free at Meacham on Friday night. Such a happy-making movie. \o/ :DDD *love*

Now, time for lunch, then homework, then fic. *nodnod* We'll see how well that works out.

\o/

Sep. 9th, 2010 11:56 pm
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1. Dexter is Delicious came out the other day. I wish I'd known sooner, I'd have preordered it! Oh, well, I fixed that. It'll be coming soon. :)

2. MAINTENANCE RANDOMLY CAME AND FIXED MY A/C. IT IS NOT ARCTIC!COLD IN MY ROOM ANYMORE. Warranted caps are warranted. Several times, I've made soup or popcorn mostly to keep warm, that's how bad it's been. (I'd have contacted Maintenance myself, but I thought I just couldn't work the thermostat. I'm still not sure I can work the thermostat, but IT'S NOT COLD ANYMORE YAY.)

3. Holy shit WC finale. I don't even. *flails*

4a. Well on my way to figuring out the perfect set of fictional cursed artifacts to use in my WC SP bodyswap sequel. Sasha or anyone else who has knowledge of ancient Egypt, want to recommend me a good pharaoh? Or "things you might find in a pyramid"? Or just hear the ideas I'm working with so far and make sure they make sense (in a "there are no polar bears in the Antarctic" kind of way)?

4b. Also made progress related to the artifact for my WH13 transfic. I was all set to have to give up and use the same or a similar artifact for both of these, but this turned out to work out better if it's not even Egyptian (unfortunately; I have a pharaoh all picked out if that changes!), so I guess that's good. (Although I still keep confusing this and the above. *sadface* That's what I get for plotting more than one fic with a similar plot device at a time.) I just have to figure out whose it was and what, exactly, it is. And I know that doesn't sound like a whole lot of progress, but you'll have to trust me that it is. ;)

5. In less happy news, I have so much homework. It is going to be horrible. D: Sigh. (I already had to miss the Psych finale, the Terriers premiere, and two hours of Dark Blue yesterday just for one class worth of homework and because I couldn't find an open TV. And these are projects. School, gtfo my life plz. I've had enough of you.)

ETA: Check out my 80 points worth of WC fic over at writing_game. I do believe that's a new personal best. By over ten points. *bows*
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1. USA, stop trying to kill me! BN and RP. )

2. Anyone know where I can find a streaming or direct dl link to this past Tuesday's Warehouse 13? Please? )

3. Belated Degrassi love. )

4. Most importantly atm, because I can't resist a good self-pimping opportunity, I've come back from behind and started kicking ass and taking names over at [livejournal.com profile] writing_game. If you're a WC fan, you should go check out my new fics over there. Currently I've posted eight of them -- three in the SPverse. Next up is a futurefic, and I'm also planning more MTF!Neal and hopefully a Monsters sequel. Most or all of them will be xposted eventually, but I've been seriously slow on making posts these days, so I can't promise they'll be up any time soon.

5. Dark Blue. )

P.S.: That QL/SN commentfic I've been working on? I flaked on it, and then I just plum forgot, and arghh, idek why I can't finish the thing. But I will. I will. *determined*
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Dangit, they're Jossing SP already (over at whitecollar_tv here; spoilers for Peter and Neal's backgrounds). Sad day. ): I totally almost went that route, too, instead of the GED, but that was so much harder, you have no idea. Sigh.

In other news, this is made of win. From Craigslist, preserved for posterity @ [livejournal.com profile] christinareborn: To the Straight Guy at the Party Last Night. XD

For more lols: I'm Comic Sans, Asshole. And less lols: Presidential Rumors (Bush vs Obama).

Finally, I was randomly browsing my own old posts the other night, and I found a meme I'd like to resurrect and see what happens. Under the cut. )

I also kind of want to do that "list fifteen characters and answer questions about them" meme again; anyone up for that?

P.S.: Gah, now that I came up with that example of "Shawn, 3 & 7", I kind of really want to write it. A lot. Oh noes. 9_9
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For [livejournal.com profile] lgbtfest (fest post, with detailed header, here). Thanks, flist, couldn't have done it without you. Enjoy.

Self-Portrait, In Skin )
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Technically, I could turn in SP right now.

Yes, folks, that's right. I have a 200-word version of section 2. I could be done. It could be over and you could has.

However: 1) I'm tired, and I don't want to wake up tomorrow and realize it sucks; 2) I'd kind of wanted to give the section a concluding sentence rather than just cutting it off at a really good sentence, and I'm still not sure I shouldn't; and 3) I have a small plot hole that I really should work out since I have the time. So I'll be posting it Wednesday.

Look at it this way: At least now, you get the best possible fic. And you get to anticipate it even more! ;)

D:

Jun. 12th, 2010 10:36 pm
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I actually got Zera to admit that section 5 of SP sucks. This means it sucks A Lot. Definitely going to have to build in some time for rewriting. And I still haven't finished section 2! DDD:

89% done, 110 words to go. Not counting section 5. Section 5, ihu. STOP SUCKING PLZ.

Thank god for Amnesty Wednesday.

For now, sleep tiems! (I'm gonna wake up at 4am to watch a TZ ep I haven't seen. It'll be good times. As it always is when I do this. Except for when whatever ep it is turns out to suck (e.g., "Lady Anne", "Mute", "Thing About Machines"), so hopefully this one'll be worth it. At any rate, I'll be able to check it off my list [24/156 to go!], so that's alright, then. :))

ETA 6/13: Update. )

:D

Jun. 12th, 2010 12:10 am
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It's late, and I should be asleep, but I had to come *glee*. Finished another section of Self-Portrait! (The approaching deadline finally started approaching quickly enough to get motivating.) Section 1, no less, that I'd thought was going to be my problem section. Yays! I think it actually turned out really well, too -- Section 5, while finished, is definitely the one that I'm least happy with so far (not surprising).

No, I'm not going to post it -- probably not even really supposed to have posted the last one, since I think I'm supposed to keep it mint condition for the fest, but ah well, what can ya do. I just wanted to share the happy. (Don't despair, you'll get to see it on Monday!)

Heck, with some luck, I may get a chance to try and improve on 5, if I get done soon enough. And then I'll be done and have all the time I need to work on that SN fic I promised someone over at comment_fic last week. (And maybe the fill for my own lgbtfest prompt will be posted on Wednesday! What an awesome done-with-the-fic present that would be. I can has, author, plz?)

Things.

Jun. 9th, 2010 07:20 pm
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1. Defection letter is in the mail.

2, 3. Surgery. )

4. Cut for TMI. )

5. Finished another part of SP yesterday (and I really do need a SP tag, I think; I'll have to make one eventually), and started part 1. That's three down, two halves to go. I'm concerned I'll have too much for section 2 and not enough for section 1, but we'll see. At least, if all else fails, there's one last Amnesty Wednesday next week.

6. Got billed by OU today for summer. That class I thought I was getting paid for? Apparently since I got course credit, I have to pay tuition. Since, naturally, that's $1600 I can't exactly afford at the moment, I was on the phone with the Bursar's office, and the registrar, and Continuing Ed, and at least three other people, before finally ending up... at the voicemail of the woman I've been corresponding with by email about this class to begin with. D: Yeah. So I just hung up and sent her an email; we'll see where that goes. Wish me luck on playing dumb and begging out of that. ETA )

7. TV. )

ETA: 8. Finished God Delusion. It was really good. You should read it. See a couple posts back for the download link.
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Anyone up for a word war? I wrote 90 more words yesterday, but I'm definitely not gonna get the rest done without some external motivation. If you want to word war/cheerlead/whatever, hit me up on AIM (LoneTread).

In other news, I've been putting all my plans for top surgery together over the last couple of days. Provided I can get ahold of Bryan and he can get a letter to Medalie, this is really going to happen. I'm stoked.

ETA: 66% done (well, technically I still to polish and trim section 5 till I'm happy with it, but we'll count it). Not bad at all, if I do say so.
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0. I got a 36/50 (72%) on the Theory final. That explains my B, I suppose.

1. I'm still friends with E (the subject of the previous entry). If you're interested in seeing the tl;dr Facebook messages that argument has thus far culminated in, I'm happy to c&p them into a flocked post. I think I did pretty well expressing myself. And it only took me an hour and a half! *g*

2. Good news about Self-Portrait (and surprise fanfic!). )
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OK, so I've literally been online all day today (up at 8:15 this morning, online by 9, it's now 7:30pm -- make that 8:30). Now that we've covered how much I Fail At Life, time for some tab closing, because I need to do something productive, and when things get this bad, that counts. Don't judge. *g*

Tab closing, aka random linkage:
Cut for length. )

In other news, have a cool article on Julia Serano and Ben Barres and a lolarious post from lower_tadfield. A+.

Speaking of grades: I ended up with an A (Tech Writing), three B's (Theory of Computation, Principles of Programming, and Numerical Methods), and a C (HCI) for this semester. Deserved an A in Theory, had been hoping for a B in HCI, but not failing Principles makes up for that. Basically. All in all, I'm okay with that. (Mostly. I emailed my Theory prof. We'll see.)

Oh, and lastly, I have been continuing to fail at WdM. Sigh. That's the only reason I'm writing this post -- because I opened my fic notebook, took one look at SP, and literally sighed out loud, slumped over, and had to use this to procrastinate. *sad panda* But as far as [livejournal.com profile] lgbtfest goes, at least I have my Seeker fill to look forward to on the 28th! :D

Pseudo-ETA: Oh, and my class has been going alright. Light-speed, though, geez! Unrelatedly, have some epic win: 65 Million Years With a Creationist.

ETA:
1. Supernatural season 6 spoilers. Huh. I can has s6 nao plz? (And regardless if that's Sam or not, I'm not backing down -- that was, at the very least, not 100% Sam this time. Lucifer and all that blood can't have been good for him, you ask me.)

2. Cute dog rides turtle. :DDDD

3. For 99 years, OED got it wrong. Ha! At least Wikipedia doesn't take a century to figure out when it's screwed up! ;)

Quick post.

May. 7th, 2010 11:49 pm
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Should really be going to sleep -- I woke up at 4:30 this morning to write my entire (admittedly 3-page) HCI essay -- but while I'm here, a quick post. (Yes, quick for real. Really.)

1. I ought to hear back from Medalie's secretary Valerie about my July 2nd date any day now. From there, it's just travel plans, possibly some more paperwork, and practicing how to pronounce his name (because I've been mispronouncing it in my head for years, argh). (And happily, Zera's big on photography, so she'll be the designated Trip Picture-Taker/Video-Camera-Wielder; I expect you'll have a record of anything interesting to look forward to either here or on YT, once July rolls around.)

2. I'm also in the middle of my Letter of Defection from the RCC (which I randomly found out about from here; hooray for undirected Internet browsing). I'm really irritated to hear it's necessary to do this at all (the idea that they count as members everyone who was ever baptized into the church is bullshit, frankly), but all the same I'm kind of excited that I get to. It's like doing course evaluations when you hated the teacher -- it'll be fun. *evil grin*

3. Supernatural 5x21, you guys! I was incoherent. And that preview! O_O You can find my thoughts over at Dime's recap post, if you're so inclined.

4. Finally got an appointment for that haircut I've needed for about three weeks, lol. Oh, phones, why must you be so intimidating?

5. Incredibly behind on WdM. Sigh. Someone pick me another (besides 4) number between 1 and 5? 4 was really helpful, benebu -- I got started! \o/ -- but unfortunately, that section is now already ~150 words. And nowhere near done. Meaning that this fic is going to be a hell of a lot longer than the 5 sections, 200 words/section that I'd intended. ...Unfortunately. Because we all know how I am with long stories. D: Wish me luck! (Anyone want a word war?)
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I have about a bazillion things that need addressing, so here goes.

Cut for length and spoilers. )

OK, I’m at almost two pages in Word – I hope my cyberethics essay can get this long! – so I should call it a day and go have lunch. Later!
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Someone already claimed the prompt I wanted, you guys! ): And I know I could make a second claim on it, but I don't think I have enough ideas for it, anyway. So, what should I write? Think I should try and get SP done in time for the fest? Alternately, there's my trans!Dean story. Or that WH13 prompt. Or the Burn Notice one. ETA: Or the Psych one (2353, "Psych, Shawn/Gus, Shawn left home for many reasons - one of which was because he really didn't know how to tell his dad that he was Shawn and not Shawna. Gus was the only one he's told, and he's always known."). Or so many many other things. Or I could just give up and read everyone else's fic instead because I can't write long fic. Your thoughts?

Meanwhile, [INSERT EXCESSIVE AMOUNTS OF GLEE AND CAPSLOCK HERE]. Somone claimed my Seeker prompt! :DDDDDDD YAY.

*deep breath* More calmly: You guys should go claim things. Not enough of the transfic is getting claimed and this is a travesty.

In unrelated news and simply because it fit slightly better here than in the srs bzns post (religion, part 2) I'm planning for later, my coworker/supervisor A told me yesterday that I was in a dream she'd had. Apparently it was just a cameo, lol, where I literally ran in one side of the scene and out the other ("hey, there's Justi--aw, darn, there he goes."), which I think is hilarious. But the best part is she was like, "Yeah, and it was great, because I had this awesome car. And you'd had surgery -- I know I had no way of knowing that, but it was one of those things you know for no reason in dreams." Pretty fantastic dream all around. (And with luck surgery will be more than a dream soon; I'm narrowing my choices slowly but surely. Or, becoming more informed, at least. >_<)

ETA (3/27): Claimed my own WC prompt this morning (#3766). It occurred to me that a) my claiming it doesn't stop anyone else from also claiming it, b) if I don't get it finished, it's my own prompt, so it hopefully wouldn't be as disappointing, and c) I had left it vague so other people could have their own ideas -- and hadn't noticed the vagueness allows me to write any of the three ideas (past-fic, present-fic, bodyswap) I'd had in that verse and still meet the prompt. So, I think I may be able to do this. (And, um, I requested the last possible posting date, so. That ought to help, too. Heh.) Wish me luck!

ETA 2: Someone also claimed the MTF!Ellen prompt, the FTM!Dean prompt, and last year's FTM!Pepper-from-Good-Omens prompt. Way to be awesome, fandom. Sooo looking forward to May now.
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So, here's the latest on my epics:
NCT (SFW) )

SP, and a WC fic rec. )

Sigh. My poor stories. I'm never doing this to myself again (he says, as his muses laugh hysterically and high-five in the background).

But in better news, I finished another Samverse drabble. (You see? Epics and I... really should just stay away from each other for good.) I'll spend Castle's timeslot picking out the best version and finding it a title, and have it posted shortly. So I can actually get something accomplished, at least. 9_9
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Fandom/TV post ought to be coming on Sunday after LotS (which, can't wait!!). And will no doubt be huge, so brace yourselves. ;)

Anyway, I'll probably forget some things, since I forgot to bring my notecard with my notes on it down to the computer lab, but here's the good parts of real life lately.

1. Laptop. )

2. Valentine's Day card. )

3. Me, my dad, and top surgery. )

4. Progress on various fics (WC, DB, SN). )

ETA: Read more... )
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What the heck is wrong with me, you guys? The Trans Hammer, I has it and I wield it like a crazy person. )

And speaking of weird ideas, I should be posting one or two of them to [livejournal.com profile] whitecollarfic fairly soon (once I remember to bring my new external HD down to the computer lab with me). I’m open to your thoughts on whether I should crosspost this one.

In other news, been watching Human Target. It’s entertaining, but what was up with that second ep (“Rewind”, I believe it was called; with the plane)? Spoilers. )

Have also been, as usual, loving everything else: Castle, Forgotten, Leverage, BH, SN, BN. And just recently caught up on Mentalist and, as mentioned, Flashpoint.

To be more specific about Mentalist: OH. MY. GOD. SHOW. Next Thursday now please?! My main thoughts:
Spoilery, esp for Throwing Fire and Bleeding Heart. )

And, about WC (and SN and BN): YAY IT’S BACK. More specifically about WC: THAT SCENE. OMG YOU GUYS. I think the writers were reading the fic. You know, the one about Neal and his dislocated arm? Yeah. (“They want hurt!Neal? Let’s give them some.”) Hmog. I barely remember a thing in that episode that happened before “Peter, I trust you” because my brain went to its bunk just up and left the premises under the weight of all that AWESOME H/C. Still not enough H/C for my tastes, but my tastes run heavy on the stuff (can you say “non-con”? I may be writing one, *shame*), and at least this means there was canon that ought to inspire fic. Hopefully lots of awesome fic, am I right? :D

Holy crap, this is 800 words of LJ post. I wish I could write fic this long. I suppose that’s about it, anyway. If you have thoughts, or plot bunnies, or whatever… you know where to comment.
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The week of doom (last week) has apparently decided to last two weeks. D:
The week before Dead Week can kill. )
BRB DYING. DX

And clearly it takes being overwhelmed with school work to get me to be productive, because I've totally been cleaning and doing laundry and whatnot. And last night instead of more paper I wrote an epic emo poem. And then this last night/this morning -- well, I knew those trans bunnies come in twos, but I was still hoping to not have to fend off FTM!Neal Caffrey quite so soon. On the contrary, I don't think I've had a muse this insistent since Chloe Logan. I haven't written anything yet -- that poem was time-wasting enough as it is -- but hopefully I won't forget it all before Saturday comes and I have a spare second to write it down. Wish me luck with that. (Also, if anyone happens to know or have a good guess as to how old Neal and/or Elizabeth are, I'd appreciate that info thrown my way. I am so bad with ages, you have no idea, lol. And um, apparently no matter what version of Neal I'm writing, Neal and Elizabeth are BFFs. Lol, I don't know either. I just write what they tell me. I blame that fic where they were brother and sister ("brother dearest", and all its prequels and sequels.))

TV (spoiler-free) )

Weird work mystery. )

Finally, my birthday (22! yay?) was not as bad as it started out. Yay for that. Thanks for the wall posts/cards/cake/good thoughts, guys. And even the renditions of "Happy Birthday". ;D Oh, and thanks for the virtual cookie, [livejournal.com profile] obsessed1. Happy holidays to you as well. They can't get here soon enough for my tastes!

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