A meme!

Feb. 16th, 2010 12:31 pm
A meme, yionked from [livejournal.com profile] randombattlecry. Comment with your answers (or lies! whichever is more fun) and post on your own LJ. If, you know, you want to.

01) Are you currently in a serious relationship?
02) What was your dream growing up?
03) What talent do you wish you had?
04) If I bought you a drink what would it be?
05) Favorite vegetable?
06) What was the last book you read?
07) What zodiac sign are you?
08) Any Tattoos and/or Piercings? Explain where.
09) Worst Habit?
10) If you saw me walking down the street would you offer me a ride?
11) What is your favorite sport?
12) Do you have a Pessimistic or Optimistic attitude?
13) What would you do if you were stuck in an elevator with me?
14) Worst thing to ever happen to you?
15) Tell me one weird fact about you.
16) Do you have any pets?
17) What if I showed up at your house unexpectedly?
18) What was your first impression of me?
19) Do you think clowns are cute or scary?
20) If you could change one thing about how you look, what would it be?
21) Would you be my crime partner or my conscience?
22) What color eyes do you have?
23) Ever been arrested?
24) Bottle or can soda?
25) If you won $10,000 today, what would you do with it?
26) What's your favorite place to hang out at?
27) Do you believe in ghosts?
28) Favorite thing to do in your spare time?
29) Do you swear a lot?
30) Biggest pet peeve?
31) In one word, how would you describe yourself?
32) Do you believe/appreciate romance?
33) Favourite and least favourite food?
34) Do you believe in God?
35) Will you repost this so I can fill it out and do the same for you?

Hmmph.

Feb. 14th, 2010 05:37 pm
I don't know what's worse:
(a) Being a single person while all of your friends leave you to go do their couple-y Valentine's Day plans,

OR

(b) Having a significant other during Valentine's Day, but not being able to spend time with them because they live on the other side of the country, while all your friends go off to do their couple-y Valentine's Day plans.

I'm pretty sure Option B is worse. Boo. :(

On the other hand, I've gotten a lot of fic written this weekend. Not as much as I would have liked to (I didn't finish Matriarchy this weekend, for instance... but that's because it GREW A PLOT WHEN I WASN'T LOOKING, OMG), but still enough that even *looking* at a Word document makes me tired.

I write very, very slowly. It's sort of frustrating, and I keep thinking it will improve with time, but it really doesn't. My process is just very, very slow. I consistently write about 100-200 words per hour. (!!!) Sometimes 300-600 if I'm really on a roll. It sort of amazes me that I manage to get as much fic out there as I do... I try not to think about it. -_-;;

Time to go read The Communist Manifesto for class tomorrow. Happy Valentines Day to me... :/

...Whatevs.
My new favorite song. Written by a local (Portland) rock singer named Storm Large that me and my Dad both love -- this is from her newest album.



IN SUMMARY, SHE'S FUCKING AWESOME.

Icon grr.

Jan. 12th, 2010 07:01 pm
I really, really want to reorganize my icons, but I'm hesitant because that means all my posts/comments to now are RESET to my userpic. GODDAMN. That is SO FUCKING ANNOYING. >.
You guys. You know how some people just write certain kinds of fic? I mean, their natural writing style just lends really well to a specific genre or something?

I've been a one-shot person my whole life; not only did I lack the stick-to-it-iveness that multi-chapter fics require, but I simply didn't have any *ideas* for them. My brain was geared toward one-shots. I wouldn't have even guessed at how to start something that would take more than 3,000 words.

BUT OMFG, I LOVE WRITING THIS ALICE EPIC.

As I've gotten older, I've completely lost my penchant for writing long, gorgeous descriptions and flowery language (I think it's directly correlated with my decision to become an Economics major, where papers are to-the-point, no BS, just pure information). I still love *reading* those kinds of fics of course, especially when done well, but writing them is something I have to force out for pacing reasons. What I really love writing is dialogue, he-said-she-said, move plot, move! Now I feel like doing this, now I'm going to add this in there, oh it would be cool if THIS happened, and then Alice would totally be like, WTF MATE. And all of a sudden, all I want to do at work is go home and write. I'm cranking out about two chapters a week -- the only difference is, I'm not posting directly to [livejournal.com profile] alittleoddish when I'm finished, so it seems like I've burnt out. But I'm still producing at the same rate!

I am having SO MUCH FUN. Multi-chaptered fics, you guys. It's my new thing. ...At least for the next few months. We'll see if I've burned out after that, HAH.
Um, did anyone else get that WEIRD-ASS LIVEJOURNAL GLITCH today!? o_0 With the picture, and the spaghetti, and the RANDOM AS ALL SHIT!?

meme

Jan. 4th, 2010 06:05 pm

Your result for The Fan Fiction Personality Test...

The True Fan

OOC is blasphemy, canon is everything.

Once you fall in love with a movie, book or TV series, you are loyal like an old dog. You take fanfiction quite serious and use it as a substitute after the canon ran out.

You are probably a walking dictionary of your favourite fandom and you are picky about what you write and read. The closer to the "real thing" fanfiction is, the more you like it.

You rather explore a character in all depth, see new sides and learn more about them than creating new characters or mix up the situations they are in.

Take The Fan Fiction Personality Test at OkCupid


Like [livejournal.com profile] earlgreytea68, while I think this quiz was kinda fun to take, the possible results were reeeeally narrow. I bet about 75% of the people taking this test get this result.

Still, I guess I can't complain about inaccuracy, because... damn. XD That description hits me right on the nose, with reading fanfic even if not writing it.
I was settling down, thinking maybe I'd work on that smut!chapter I've been putting off for so long. I opened the Word document, looked at it for maybe two seconds, and then "Jizz In My Pants" came on my iTunes shuffle.

I just couldn't do it, you guys.

*snicker*
I've got to get something off my chest.
There has been something really, really bothering me for about a week now, both as a fan and as a fic-writer. Help me out, over here.



Let's talk about Hatter, you guys. WARNING: long character-analysis essay below! )


So, a New Year! ^_^ Ringing it in with a bang, so far, by being utterly sick with the most *classic* case of the cold you can possibly imagine. My nose hurts from too much snooooooot... T_T

BUT! 2010 promises to be a good year! With [livejournal.com profile] zombres coming up to visit me (!!!) Still happy with Kyle (cross my fingers)! Another New York trip to see musicals! STUDYING ABROAD IN LONDON!!! Tons of Alice/Hatter, since my only resolution is to finish my [livejournal.com profile] mission_insane challenge, which means writing approx. 200 fics! (I think I've got about a dozen done so far, so I'm off to a good start.)

Positive things, you guys! ^_^

Here's some picspam to set of 2010 in styyyyle!
YOU GUYS.

I just realized that if you make a 'shipper splice of Jack/Duchess, you get Jackess. I seriously cannot stop laughing at this.

If you don't get the joke immediately, here are your instructions:
1) Say it out loud.
2) LOL.

You guys. WHAT IS WRONG WITH ME TONIGHT. MY BRAIN IS ON CRACK.

(check out my latest entry at [livejournal.com profile] alittleoddish for further proof, OMG. I seriously don't know how that happened.)
It's hilarious how often I find myself writing "Alice raised an eyebrow" whenever she and Hatter are together. XD I think this is highly indicative of their relationship dynamic.

(I also think that Alice, in her old age, must become like Gaius from Merlin with one perpetually raised eyebrow. This comparison makes me giggle inside.)

In related news, I am writing the most crack!fic I have ever written. If future!Deborah had told past!Deborah that she would be writing this fic, past!Deborah would not have believed it in a million years. BUT I CANNOT DISMISS THIS GORGEOUS IDEA.

But Christmas! It was today! ^_^

Merry Christmas, everyone!



I hope all of you had a wonderful, relaxing day with family. Me and mine went to see Princess and the Frog, and I have good news: just as good the 4th time. HUZZAH.
I put up the first part of my new Alice/Hatter fic, "Foam", at [livejournal.com profile] alittleoddish today. I'm really pleased that so many people are enjoying it. I've gotten more than one comment saying that my AU Hatter reminds them a lot of Connor Temple, which I find interesting because I haven't even *started* watching Primeval yet. XP

(Me and [livejournal.com profile] abscondinabox are going to have a Primeval marathon on Sunday, and I'm excited to see it, but I'm also a little worried. I'm still riding my new-fandom high from Alice that is getting me though all these little ficlets, and I'm worried if I watch Primeval my fandom high will be replaced. I can't afford to lose my drive to write Alice fic, or I'll never finish [livejournal.com profile] mission_insane, not to mention the Alice Epic that I'm working on. >.> Hmm...)

In any case, I wrote the second part of "Foam" today, and I ADORE it. So I'm excited to put that up tomorrow, probably late tomorrow.


In other news, I bought a good brown fedora today, which I've been looking for forever. I wore it with my Star Wars T-shirt and a yellow/black checkered neckerchief, and looked AWESOME. If I'd thought to wear fingerless gloves, I would have BEEN Connor Temple. WHAT NOW.
Funny story.

I was talking to one of my friends the other day, and I was talking about how it's so hard to study for Finals because I'm all fandom'd with Alice, and this was our conversation:

Her: Yeah, you keep talking about that.
Me: It's just, Hatter is so awesome! I absolutely love him, it's hard to focus on Chinese when I can just be, you know, looking at him.
Her: Oh, is he cute?
Me: UM, YEAH. He's got this flyaway hair, and these brown eyes, and cheekbones, and this cute little nose, and his two front teeth are sort of biggish, but at the same time he's all scruffy and.... (and I swear, this is WHAT I SAID:) ...he's like a really sexy chipmunk!

And her reaction was all o_0, looking at me like I was all crazy, I was kind of... "um... yeah, he's cute... oh dear lord."
Title: You know, love love.
Fandom: Alice
Characters: Alice, OC, Hatter
Rating: safe for kids
Disclaimer: Not mine. Done.
Warnings: pre-series

Summary: Alice's best friend tries to loosen Alice's definition of "love" -- she is only partly successful.

A/N: Trudy is an invention of my own, named after Gertrude Chataway, one of Carroll's other muses (besides Alice Liddell, of course).

Alice, by her very nature, was not a very cuddly person. )



Now I've got to take my Shakespeare final. Joy.
I don't suppose anyone on my flist has the song "The Search is Over" by Survivor? I have the truncated version from Rock of Ages, but I need the full version. >.> If someone could upload it for me, that'd be amazing...
First of all, "Princess and the Frog" was fucking awesome. Haters to the left, please. Leave your PC, gender binary, racially paranoid bullshit at the door, because I don't want to hear it.

No! Wait! Haters come see this movie, because IT WILL BLOW YOUR FUCKING SOCKS OFF.

This was one of the most beautiful, well thought-out movies Disney has ever produced. John Lasseter has an absolute gift for storytelling. The characters were wonderfully developed, they avoided huge character cliches in favor of creating wonderful, sensitive people you really rooted for, there was an obvious New Orleans pride that celebrated its Golden Age but wasn't demeaning, the music was catchy and awesome, the bad guys were CREEPY AS ALL GET-OUT, the hand-drawn animation was simply stunning, and and and.

Seriously. Go see this movie. It's an absolute gem. Here's hoping it brings Disney back into the musical, hand-drawn moviemaking that we all knew was their real forte anyway.

Day 12: Anything that tickles your fancy



If any of you are familiar with the musical "[Title of Show]", then you will REALLY love this video. If you're not, then you'll probably still think it's an AWESOME SONG. ^_^ There's tons of cameos in it, too... not just for complete musical geeks like me. I know that AT LEAST ONE [livejournal.com profile] zombres-TYPE PERSON will enjoy @2:17. XD

rest of the days under the cut )


Day 9: A photo you took:




I took this picture while in New York City last spring. It's got kids, and bubbles, and PLAY! in giant playful letters. What's not to love!?

In other news, OMG ALICE I CANNOT HANDLE IT. It took every ounce of my internet ninja skills (I mean, really, I have NEVER had this much trouble finding a download), but I was finally able to watch Part Two, and Sally (my Grinnell Squeebuddy) was with me, and OH MY GOD.

for spoilers )

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