Argh, sorry

Sep. 8th, 2013 05:10 pm
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It's been a while since I updated, but I am not, in fact, dead.

So!

  • I turned in my [livejournal.com profile] marvel_bang with 25,000 words and then finished the actual first draft with 29,500. It's . . . I mean, it's done? But I might have some macrostructure issues. We'll see.

  • [livejournal.com profile] feels_like_fire and I finished Whoever Fights Monsters, technically the sequel to her Slow Dancing in a Burning Room but sort of a standalone, a White Collar/James Bond (OOQ) crossover. It's over 107,000 words long, which, holy shit. And of course we've already started planning for part III. Of course.

  • I'm staring at two things right now (most others have sort of fallen off the radar at the moment; yeah, I know): my [livejournal.com profile] avengersfest assignment, and a quasi-original-fic sort of thing. With the latter I'm desperately trying to get rid of the endemic racism in a world where there are elves and vampires and werewolves, but only since the '60s or something. (Yeah, I'm doing the crappiest worldbuilding ever. I do not care at all.)

  • Related to that, [livejournal.com profile] feels_like_fire and I are celebrating what we're calling TROPEFEST 2013: write whatever the hell you want and worry about how many tropes it's falling into later. Anyone who wants to join is free to! I'd have banners and icons but I'm terrrrrible with that sort of thing.

  • The kitten (who is almost three, by the way) has been eating cookies out of the cupboard. Even though we put a rubber band across the handles so she shouldn't be able to get in. That doesn't seem to stop her. *sigh*

  • I survived my parents visiting. The highlights had to be when my mom told me that it was worse to be fat than racist, and my dad told me that he was absolutely sure that the government invented the rape charges against Julian Assange because it would be an easy way of discrediting him. I got really mad about both and my parents, of course, told me that I was getting mad for no reason and also I was wrong if I believed any other way. Sometimes I do not like them very much. *sigh*


  • You?

Date: 2013-09-09 03:18 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] imachar.livejournal.com
You deserve all the medals for surviving parents...I know that feeling and I always feel like indulging in a large drink and a spa day after I get through a visit with my mother where no one has ended up dead...

And way to go on all the writing...I finished up the last (major) part of The Weight of a Man, and while that was going to be the end of it, I find I can't give up my boys yet, so I'm going to finish out the remaining 13 of the 30-ficlets series.

Date: 2013-09-09 03:56 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] circ-bamboo.livejournal.com
Oh, God, there was beer. There was a lot of beer. And we went camping up by the north shore, no cell phones, no running water, no other people (well, a few fellow campers) for three days, and it was great.

*embarrassed* I saw that you posted the last part but when you posted it I was not exactly in a place where I wanted to read it quite yet? I'll get there, I promise! I just.

Well, you probably get it.

Date: 2013-09-09 04:03 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] imachar.livejournal.com
Oh the beer and camping sounds like a great way to celebrate...

As for tWoaM...believe me, given the content I entirely understand people being leery of this installment, it doesn't make for cheerful reading....

Date: 2013-09-09 11:59 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] museaway.livejournal.com
Holy cow, 100K? Congratulations, and I'm glad you survived the visit.

I wish my dogs would eat cookies. They eat drywall.

I'm intrigued by your TROPEFEST 2013.

Date: 2013-09-09 04:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] circ-bamboo.livejournal.com
.... drywall? Oh boy.

I don't know how we wrote 100K of stuff, other than, like, having a plot. And also [livejournal.com profile] feels_like_fire is pretty wordy (even if I am not), although we both felt like we wrote relatively equal amounts of words. But still. It's a novel, damnit.

I finally remembered the tagline to TROPEFEST 2013: Embrace the Schlock! :D

Date: 2013-09-12 12:06 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] museaway.livejournal.com
They have questionable taste.

I'm really so impressed by your word count. The longest thing I've ever managed is 62k. Good luck with the sequel!

Date: 2013-09-10 01:08 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] igrockspock.livejournal.com
I think you need to set up a video camera so we can all see how your cat is removing the rubber bands from the cabinet doors and eating your cookies. Think of the youtube hits!

Congratulations on surviving the parental visit! Parents are extremely weird. It's fortunate you had plenty of alcohol to help you cope.

My dad and stepmom are throwing me an engagement party. On the one hand, that's incredibly sweet. On the other hand, my stepmom is a not-so-closet racist who thinks Muslims are killing people by poisoning salad bars. My mom has an alcohol problem and hates my stepmom. My fiance's aunt is a super opinionated liberal who probably doesn't know that non-interference is the prime directive, and it's better not to talk to my mom about alcohol, or to my stepmom about Mexicans or Muslims. All of these people are going to be in a room together, which could be glorious or horrible. Either way, I plan to drink a lot.

Nice to see you around again!

Date: 2013-09-13 07:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sail-aweigh.livejournal.com
Your mother, I swear to god. ::shakes head::

Haha, I understand your cat. Mine used to do something similar, only it was his cat food kept in one of the under-cabinets. I finally had to relocate it to the top of the refrigerator; he's too heavy to jump that far.

I am looking forward to your Marvel bang, I think that's a community I haven't put on my watch list yet. ::runs off to do that:: I'm already watching avenger fest. Wheeee!

Now, if only you and [livejournal.com profile] feels_like_fire would start writing BBC Sherlock for me; you'd never get rid of me.

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