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01 January 2013 @ 08:22 pm
Monday, Dec 31: 1700 (Offer Me LoD drabble, Remember Me FFVIII drabbles)
Tuesday, Jan 1: 0 (husband home on vacation)
Wednesday, Jan 2: 1528 (HR6 complete!)
Thursday, Jan 3:
Friday, Jan 4:

Weekly progress: 3228/5000
HR6 progress: 5003/5000
HR7 progress: 0/5000
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31 December 2012 @ 08:30 pm
Saw this on someone else's blog and decided to steal it. Books I've read this year, along with star ratings (out of five). Only including novels (not short stories or poetry) and things that I haven't read before.

January
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February
Kuroshitsuji by Yana Toboso, chapters 1-66, *****

March
A Perfect Blood by Kim Harrison, ****
Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston, ***

April
Spellbound by Kelley Armstrong, ****
Bridge of Dreams by Anne Bishop, ***

May
Barajou no Kiss by Aya Shouoto, chapters 1-33, ****

June
SLH Stray Love Hearts! by Aya Shouoto, chapters 1-20, **
Sandman: Season of Mists by Neil Gaiman, ****
Sandman: A Game of You by Neil Gaiman, ***
Sandman: Fables and Reflections by Neil Gaiman, ****
Sandman: Brief Lives by Neil Gaiman, *****
Sandman: World's End by Neil Gaiman, ***1/2
Sandman: The Kindly Ones by Neil Gaiman, ****1/2
Sandman: The Wake by Neil Gaiman, *****

July
Sandman: Endless Nights by Neil Gaiman, *****

August
Thirteen by Kelley Armstrong, ****
The Gunslinger by Stephen King, ***
Goddesses in Everywoman by Jean Shinoda Bolen, ***
The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness, *****

September
The Ask and The Answer by Patrick Ness, ****
Monsters of Men by Patrick Ness, ****

October
Dark Currents by Jacqueline Carey, ***1/2

November
Bloodlines by Richelle Mead, ****

December
Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Coast Trail by Cheryl Strayed, **
 
 
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27 December 2012 @ 09:31 pm
Thought I'd go ahead and post this here, too, for fun. ^^ Just substitute "comment" for "ask," and leave me a fandom/some characters, and we're good to go! Drabbles may range in length from, y'know, drabbles, to mini-fics, depending on my inspiration level.

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15 December 2012 @ 06:24 pm
A one-shot series with the theme of "awakening," both natural and supernatural. Part One: 1915, Saya's first long sleep is coming to an end.

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13 December 2012 @ 10:20 pm
Long time no see, LJ! I don't really use this thing anymore (obviously), so if you're interested in my blogging, you might pop over to my tumblr~ It's where my brain lives!

I'm trying to start up my 500 words/day wordjam thingy again, so this post is basically just to help myself keep track of that. ^^;

Thursday: 505 words (Blood+ fanfiction)
Friday: 1004 words (moar Blood+ fanfiction)
Saturday: 156 words (Awakenings pt 1 posted, HR reviewed)
Sunday: 539 words (HR chap 6)
Monday: 1416 words (HR chap 6 - finished torture scene)
Tuesday: 609 words (HR chap 6)
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30 July 2012 @ 12:57 pm
I am occasionally not dead. Despite my complete and utter failing as a BM mod. v_v FML, I suck.

Let's see, what's new in my life...

Instead of graduating this winter with my Bachelor of Arts in Creative Writing, I think I'm going to graduate next spring instead, with an addition BA in History, so that's kind of exciting but also terrifying. And then, next fall, the plan is to start grad school for Library Science! Holy crap I'm almost an adult, what the fuck.

The reason I was so MIA the beginning of this month was because my brother-in-law and his wife and two daughters were in town from out-of-state, and we hadn't seen them in a year. The newest daughter, Carley, we had never met at all (she's only 6 months old). I am not normally a big fan of babies, they're kinda gross and they generally hate my guts, but Carley decided she liked me, so I held her quite a few times and oh my god she was so cute. I could practically hear my biological clock start ticking at me, for pretty much the first time in my life. I am so not ready for babies, but she made me want to be. ._. It's made worse by the fact that Aaron is totally ready for kids, and has been for years. His parents had him when they were 18, and mine had me when they were in their mid-30s, so we have totally different ideas on when it's a good time to start having munchkins. Add to that the fact that he's three years older than me, and, well... it's a pickle. I think I just need to stay away from cute babies for a while, and hopefully the clock will shut up and go back to sleep.

Segueing from babies to sex... this morning I woke up from a threesome dream that featured my husband and the first guy I ever kissed. Who I haven't seen in four years, and is also gay. WTF, brain. I don't even find him attractive. o_o Though he is very smart, and was the only guy to challenge me intellectually throughout school, which was probably the basis for my enormous crush on him (which started out as virulent hatred, btw XD). I don't even know what's going on with me lately. >_>

As far as fandom goes, I've swung back around into Persona fandom, thanks to my extreme excitement about Persona 4 Arena coming out in like eight days. Also finishing P3:FES The Answer and replaying P3P for the gazillionth time and trying Persona 1 again all had something to do with it as well. XD; I'm guessing that's the reason why I've had absolutely zero motivation to do anything ffland-related, which is not cool. =/ Sort of thinking about giving up my mod positions, especially since school is starting back up at the end of the game...

I've also applied to a brand-new tumblr Persona RP group as Mitsuru, so that should be interesting. Let's hope that I'm less flaky when it comes to RP in a setting that is all canonmates. I just can't wrap my brain around panfandom-RP, I guess. It just feels weird and awkward to me. =/ Oh well, even if it doesn't work out, at least I'll have had a fandom outlet for a while.
 
 
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19 July 2012 @ 02:39 pm
I have approximately a million ideas for a Persona landcomm

And it is not at all constructive

Uuuugh ._.

I wish someone else would start one so I could join it and stop thinking about starting my own
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02 July 2012 @ 12:11 pm
Oh my goddddd

So I posted a few prompts for areyougame like last freaking December, when I was in the midst of my Persona 3 madness, they went unfilled, and then I promptly forgot about them.

Today I was wandering around AO3 and noticed a few short fics with weirdly familiar summaries, written by one of my favorite writers (Lassarina)

and then I realized that they were my prompts!!!

/incoherent with glee
 
 
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25 June 2012 @ 01:21 pm
I am having a very difficult time processing all the feelings that finishing Sandman gave me.
 
 
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20 June 2012 @ 11:02 pm
Apparently tonight is devoted to Sandman.

Reread all of The Doll's House and Dream Country, and half of Season of Mists. Pretty sure I've never made it to A Game of You for some reason.

Time to get caught up to Fables and Reflections while I wait for volumes 7-10 to get here. ^^
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12 June 2012 @ 12:59 pm
Agh, a ravenous plot bunny just attacked me!

I'm kinda of in full-on Evil Witch-Queen mode, after watching Snow White and the Huntsman + reading Sailor Moon fic + writing FFVIII fic, and somewhere along the way my brain completely smushed Edea, Rinoa, Seifer, and Squall into Snow White and the Huntsman/the Snow White legend in general and now it's growing and I already have a FFVIII AU, dammit, I don't need another one!

Maybe I'll go toss it on the crack meme and hope that will make it leave me alone for a while. >_>

seriously though, Ravenna and Edea/Ultimecia have like the exact same sense of style and that means I could give Rinoa a sword and the legend even matches up pretty well because Snow White's supposed to inherit the queen's position as fairest, which is the source of her magic and and dammit
 
 
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11 June 2012 @ 10:53 pm
Friday-Sunday: zip zilch nada
Monday: 850 words of UA contest entry (150 words to go)
Tuesday: Finished UA entry, 1450 HR
Wednesday: 1328 HR
Thursday: 789 HR
Friday: 254 HR, read a bunch of manga though! XD
Saturday-Sunday: nothing because Father's Day
Monday: 474, because babysitting
Tuesday: 705, and it was a bitch to write

Hyperion Rising Chapter 5: 5000/5000 (Finished at 5k exactly! XD)

Fuck boss fights, man, they suck. But disc 1 is now complete!! Woo!!
 
 
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07 June 2012 @ 09:20 pm
That terrible feeling when someone leaves you a really nice comment on your story, and acts as if they know you personally, but you have no clue who they are. x_x

So if the person with the AO3 username of wingsofreverie is around, I very much apologize for not knowing who you are. XD;;
 
 
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07 June 2012 @ 11:40 am
*FLUMP*

Chapter 4 is done, and is half again as long as usual, at 7217 words @_@ And I wrote half of it this morning and yesterday.

I have a sneaking suspicion that it sucks. Oh well, I'll go back and read over it in a little while.

Now I only have the assassination mission left, and I'll be done with disc 1, woo!

EDIT: Also, if I'm headed towards a specific pairing, but it isn't really there yet, should I put that pairing in my AO3 tags? Or wait until it starts developing further?
 
 
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06 June 2012 @ 10:28 am
So, was watching a muted FFVIII Let's Play for the section of HR I was working on, and it got to the point where Irvine divides up the parties -- himself with Selphie and Rinoa, and Squall with Quistis and Zell. I've always reorganized them because Zell is my least favorite party member, so I've never picked the option that retains his party structure. Which is sad, because it is goddamn HILARIOUS. Watch from ~3:35 to 4:20. XD

I have got to find a way to work that into my fic somehow.
 
 
 
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04 June 2012 @ 10:02 pm
So I read this post about adoption in Japan as it related to a few Sailor Moon characters, and then because I am writing HR, it gave me all sorts of insights into the Orphanage Gang from FFVIII. Mainly Squall and Ellone. All that stuff about how it's perfectly acceptable in Japanese culture to just leave your kid in the orphanage system and then expect them to still take care of you when you're old really makes sense now, with why the story writers would think it's completely okay to have Laguna just abandon his kids.

So now I finally have an answer to the question that spawned the idea for my fic, all those years ago when it first took root in my brain. Satisfying, I guess, but it also just makes me sad. =/

Thinky thoughts about video games, man.
 
 
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02 June 2012 @ 10:19 am
Just leaving this here for my own use, don't mind me~

This week's HR progress:

Thursday: 773
Friday: 682
Saturday: 826
Sunday: 103
Monday: --
Tuesday: 786
Wednesday: 2358
Thursday: 1658

Total Chapter 4 progress: 7217/~5000 (COMPLETE!)
 
 
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01 June 2012 @ 08:03 am
*dusts off her LJ* Been a while, hasn't it?

I joined WordJam, so I'll be posting about 500 words of my FFVIII AU fic here every day this month. Sorry if I spam your flists. XD

Also, have a meme from tumblr, because I like you guys better:

Give me a topic in a comment and I'll record myself talking about it!

So you can hear my feels and my hick accent at the same time. Win/win, right? XD
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15 May 2012 @ 12:04 pm
*cracks knuckles* In avoiding studying for my Philosophy final tonight, I managed to finally finish chapter 3 of HR. That thing was a paaaaaain...right up until the end, then it was easy. ^^ I'd been waiting on that scene since I started writing this beast. And we're finally done with the boring-ass Timber section! Next chapter gets to introduce Quistis and some sexual tension, which will be fun.

>_> I guess I should go study now.
 
 
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13 May 2012 @ 09:46 am
Things that are not cool: vegans and vegetarians shoving their lifestyle down my throat. Whatever they want to do is cool, but trying to make me feel like a lazy, greasy, animal-abusing piece of shit just because I don't subsist off of a diet of juice and soy is not cool.

Ranting here because she's on my tumblr. -_-; And my facebook. And she happens to be my best female friend. Ugh.

(Just to clarify: Vanja, you are pretty much the coolest vegetarian ever, don't ever stop being awesome.)
 
 
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