Feb. 11th, 2014

Update

Feb. 11th, 2014 12:16 pm
chokolattejedi: Black/blue swirly blackground with glowing white text "Sir, I think you have a problem with your brain being missing" (Firefly - Brain Missing)
So, as some of you know, I made a New Year's Resolution (like a bundle of them, really) to be more consistently active online. To maintain my 750 words streak. To post Hippo and Bird 5 times a week. To participate in the exchanges I found just after Yuletide. To not disappear from 1MW. To reply to comments. To post regularly to DW.

And then I disappeared from the internets.

Because I got a job! Completely unexpectedly, on a referral, I got a job!

Now, not having worked for a few (read: 6) months before that, I was a little out of practice at getting out in the world, dealing with people, etc. And even a half day at work left me exhausted for the whole next day. Three days in a row wiped me out for a whole weekend. And I completely failed out of all of my internet and fic related resolutions. I was tired all the time, and I let my room slide, because I was too burnt out to make it better (which then makes me feel depressed, and begins the vicious cycle I had been in for most of last year and was finally escaping from).

Then, just as I started to adjust and was like, "hey, I can do some writing this weekend" "hey, I feel like doing laundry and picking up a bit tonight" ... I got a second job as an emergency fill in for someone, and that was like this crazy rush to catch up and get everything done in two weeks.

Oh, and my mom and I started a new diet right the day before that, so those two weeks (and this one) I'm also starving and craving all kinds of things I can no longer have.

And while I'm happy about the jobs, I'm also tired and a bit stressed by them, and haven't had time for my writing or any other fun things. The jobs inadvertently put the kibosh on all of my New Year's Resolutions, so I feel kind of failure-like for that. I haven't even done my homework in the last 2 weeks. And I'm upset that I completely disappeared from the internets and got none of my writing or anything done. I've got a lot of catching up to do - especially for 1MW and Hippo and Bird.

So the whole thing has been bit of a step backwards for me.

But now that those two weeks are past, and that pace is slowing, I'm finally able to start looking hopefully at my laptop again.

And on the plus side, I was able to get back last night, just in time for Shipswap and Invisible Fandom, so all is not lost!

But yeah, this was basically just to explain why I disappeared for a month, and also to make that public-ish first step back, because the first step back is the hardest. But I'm not just vanishing and coming back next year like nothing happened. Not again. I'm coming back now. I won't be around as often as last year, and it will take me a while to get all of my "thank you"s and comments out, but I am going to do it!

I will!

For Pony!
chokolattejedi: Richard, from the webcomic "Looking For Group," turned into a baby, throwing his hands up in excitement (LFG: Baby Richard)
Thank you so much mystery author! I am so excited for you to write in one of my little invisible fandoms! :D

Things I love, in general: Aliens made us do it, amazing hair, angst, animal sidekicks/pets, antisocial geniuses, bi- or pansexuality, blood, boys in eyeliner, chaotic neutral or similar characters, chocolate, comedy, cooking, dark themes, death, dragons, dress uniforms/suiting up, double agents, dub-con, evil cliffhanger endings, femslash, fluff, geekboys, geekery, geekgirls, gen, glasses (and/or glasses!kink), goddesses/gods, goth or punk AUs, happy endings, het, hijinks, hurt/comfort, illness, insanity, kitties, meta, OT3s, ploty things, random little life/death snippets, shenanigans, shiny things, slash, snark, sneaking, sparkly things, spies, spunky chicks, squee, tomboys, tough-on-the-outside bishies, tricks and tricksters, unhappy endings, whump… and more, I'm sure.

Things I dislike, in general: character bashing, cheating on partners, non-con, pwp, scatology, watersports.

The above may or may not apply to any of my current requests, which I'll detail now.

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Gilderoy Lockhart – Works
Request: Hit me with any of his crazy, narcissistic tales! Elaborate on his past experiences with snakes. What about that one time with the dragon? Or take me through his trip to Tibet. Could the snow even compare to the pearly whiteness of his teeth? I think not!

More Details: So yes, as I said, feel free to absolutely revel in the Lockhart-esque nature of these texts. Give me some depth to the stories he tells. (Subtle hints of what actually happened are totally welcome too) ;)

o)(O)(o


It Was a Dark and Stormy Night – Snoopy
Request:I love Snoopy's story! And I love the rain. What happened on this particular dark and stormy night? Tell me about those shots that rang out! Or that kiss! What kind of kiss rings out? A dangerous one? Or those shots! Who was shot? Did they deserve it? Who were they kissing? I don't know, but I want to!

More Details: So, I know there are quite a few tales in Snoopy's series, but I love them all! As I said, the shot, the kiss, the curtains – all of it is welcome! Feel free to play with the species of the characters. I know Snoopy never specifies if he is writing about humans, dogs, birds, or something else, so feel free to pick anything and go with it. I love reading different versions (for instance, cats would react quite differently to the rain than some other species, though I can't really see Snoopy writing about cats, can you? Especially with that whole Bunny Wunny author fiasco.)

o)(O)(o


Princess Bride – Simon Morgenstern
Request:Okay, I've loved this book for years, and like William did, I totally wanted to find the longer version one day. But with it being out of print and all… give me those pages of landscape descriptions! Tell me all about those cultural details! Bring it on!

More Details: So yes, pretty much I mean what I said. I love the idea of reading those 66 pages (or a few of them, anyway) of history of the Florinese crown. Surely something fascinating must have happened in that time. Some crazy(crazier than Humperdinck, rather) monarch or silly war or palace intrigue or something. Or, give me those satirical packing scenes. Tell me about all those dresses and hats! Or about the miracle cures from chapter 4! Or one of those foliage descriptions from Buttercup's Baby! Anything!

o)(O)(o


Romeo and Ethel the Pirate's Daughter
Request:What is it like growing up as a Pirate's daughter? Is it all swashbuckling and treasure and adventures, or more gruel and seasickness? What attracted Romeo to Ethel when he saw her on the docks? What attracted her to him? Tell me about the epic battles!

More Details: Right. What I mostly would love here is backstory. What is Ethel's deal? What made her so willing to run off with this landlubber? Was there more to that disagreement with her father than we saw? Alternatively, what about those epic swashbuckling sword battles later on? What happened behind those scenes?

o)(O)(o


Springtime for Hitler
Request:Oh, SFH! Some of the casting choices through the years have been a little suspect – please don't shy away from the original absolute flamboyantness of this play! That's what sells SFH! And I know everyone is all about Adolf, but I'd also love a closer look at some of his Stormtroopers too, if you wanted to go in that direction. Just make it gay! ;)

More Details:I don't know what I could add here! I was just a little Jedi when I saw the touring production of Springtime for Hitler. Of course, this wasn't the pure original Broadway version, but it was still produced by Bialy and Bloom, and it was amazing. The musical numbers just blew me away, and the revelations about Ol' Liz were astounding. Mostly though, I'm in it for the dancing, singing, flaming Nazi Stormtroopers. :D

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