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Know what LJ? That was just probably the tenth fucking time in a month I've had to change my viewing preference back to Vertigo. I LIKE THE FUCKING SIDEBAR.

Can you please and thank you fuck off with changing my goddamn preferences?!

Um. Yes. Anyway. In other news, I got contacts again today. Going to try them out for a couple weeks before I decide if they work for sure. They act funny when I stare at the computer but we'll see. I've missed contacts, for sure. I've missed being able to wear sunglasses!

Check out my Ask the Artist post at [ profile] spnroundtable!

AND AND! I posted my Big Bang here. Comments so far have been seriously beyond my expectation. While writing it I was so sure it wouldn't make any sense to anyone but it does and I'm HAPPY. YAY!
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Title: Given and Taken in Ink
Pairing: Jared/Jensen, Jared/Chad Michael Murray
Rating: R
Words: 30,793, beta'd by [ profile] smidirini & [ profile] bobbinrob
Disclaimer: *insert witty line about not owning any of it, plz to not be suing*
Summary: Author Jared Padalecki has created a sheltered existence for himself, believing that he's happy half-living his safe life. He hides behind his pen name so few people know the real Jared, as he protects himself from others finding out his books aren't 100% fiction. His new neighbour, Jensen Ackles, knows there's something different about Jared and pushes until he has no choice but to let Jensen in. When Jared's carefully constructed life collapses around him will Jensen even care who Jared really is or will Jared's worries become reality?

Full author's notes linked in the index below.

The banner and the alternate version are by the very lovely [ profile] x2xbandgeekx2x. She also made icons and wallpapers and everything is GORGEOUS and HERE. Please go check everything out and leave her wonderful comments!

Part 1 || Part 2 || Part 3 || Part 4

Author's Note

Oh shit

Jul. 28th, 2009 05:10 pm
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I'm going to be editing my big bang like a mofo tonight. You guys have no idea how... I don't even know. It's not the story I set out to write as set out on my BB filter and it's not even the fic I set out to write once I had this new idea in my head. I don't even know what to think about it.

Anyway. Before I get down to business I have to eat and I wanted to point out something that I did this morning.

I was asked to do the Ask the Artist post this month at [ profile] spnroundtable. I've never done anything like this so I'm kinda nervous. If you guys want please check it out here and feel free to ask questions! I encourage it, actually, because I felt like a tool when I wrote the post, as I wasn't really 100% sure what I wanted to say!
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To the people who volunteered to be my betas-- I've sent you what's finished to this point. I have a couple more scenes and some slight corrections here and there to make but it's.... 65%? done? I think?

ANYWAY. I wouldn't say no if someone else or multiple someone's offered to beta. I just need your email address as I work out of Google docs.

I have tomorrow off and I'm SOOOOO EXCITED. I get to go to the rodeo. AFTER I sleep in. I'm more excited to not have to get up at 6:30 more than anything. AND THE RODEO!
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So the feeling most of us have right now isn't so much, "Oh boy! The finale! I bet it's gonna be good!" as it is, "Alright. Here we go. Get your shit buckled in and try to keep track of the pieces of your heart to glue back together later."


Had my second massage today. My neck is le fucked. I can still feel some of the trigger points spasming and after she finished today I felt dizzy and headache-y, which is good but damn if it wasn't weird. I go back again in two weeks.

Oh, and can anyone dumb down what's been going on with Lost for me? I just watched the last 15 minutes of the finale but haven't seen an episode in... oh, two months or so, so I'm just this side of lost. Lost in LOST. Oh, I am so witty.

Big Bang peeps! I haven't had the energy to work on it yet this week beyond the 3000 I added on Sunday on account of this week being balls. I'll try to get the last couple scenes I need in there this weekend so we can start the betaing process.
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Big Bang editing has added 3190 words. I'm now on the cusp of 30,000 words with still another couple scenes to put in for clarification.


SO time for bed. I only got some of what I wanted to do this weekend done. Lame.


May. 1st, 2009 10:20 pm
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I have an hour and 39 minutes to get a summary together and submit my Big Bang. It's fucking done. It's not perfect, not by a long shot, and I can see it reaching 30,000 once I start editing.


26,324 words!

Now. Betas? Any takers? More than one, preferably. I like having a couple different opinions. I need people who are willing to give crit on consistency, characterization, etc, etc. Someone who will (tenderly) tell me the truth. I know it's not perfect and I know Jared's kind of a girl but I need a fresh set of eyes to suggest ways to fix that or make him less... stupid about things.

But considering I'd started something totally different back in February or whenever, with a complete outline from start to finish and clearly defined sections, that I started and finished this since April 6th is rather amazing to me. And I don't feel any of the anger and defeat I did with last year's! Not as accomplished as 2007 but not as shitty as 2008. YAY!

Summary time!
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It looks like I'll be Big Banging until tomorrow night. I thought I was going to have it mostly finished up tomorrow but I'm noticing scenes here and there that need to have somewhat of a resolution to them and I still need to wrap up the ending which could be anywhere between 1000-2000 words. But I can do it. I THINK I've found a title but I don't know if I want it to be quite so literal. I'm a rather literal person, though, so unless something better comes along I know what I'm using, I think.

I also have to come up with an effing summary which is the worst thing ever. I'm one of those people that takes the first line from the fic or a passage from the fic to use as a summary. But you can't do this here, really, because people are applying to make art for your fic on the basis of your summary. Can't very well have a random like like--Jared scratched his ass and wondered if Jensen found it hot--or something and expect people to envision art for your fic on that. Well, I guess they could, but in the grand scheme of the other 19,990 words it wouldn't make much sense.

The good thing about the Big Bang right now is that I'm not writing to get word count at this point. I'm writing to wrap up scenes so if they fall short of what I was expecting that's okay. I have my 20,000 (over 22,000 at this point) and it's going to get longer with editing because I think there are a few scenes I'm going to need to lay out the relationships a bit better but for right now it functions fine as it is. IF I CAN FINISH THE MOTHER EFFING ENDING!

I also had coffee for the first time today in something like six years. It tasted like liquidy, burning, bitter ass and I only had a couple mouthfuls before I dumped it out. Sometimes it's like when you haven't had like- apple juice since you were three and you NEED to try it. Except when I did that (seriously, didn't drink apple juice in something like a decade) it was MADE OF WIN. This? Not so much.

The Rapture )

* 1280x720 caps
* Uploaded to my own personal site.
* Comment and credit if taking/using.
* The biggie- NO HOTLINKING. Don't be a bastard and make me replace my sample caps with a bright and gaudy "I'm a thief, ask me how!" message.

It would appear that, like a tool, I mis-numbered the caps. So they start at 0465, instead of 0001. Fair warning.

Supernatural 420 set 1 (263 caps ~ 17.9MB) // Supernatural 420 set 2 (263 caps ~ 19.4MB) // Supernatural 420 set 3 (263 caps ~ 20.2MB) // Supernatural 420 set 4 (264 caps ~ 17.9MB) // gallery

The Rapture )
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Today has been declared lurker amnesty day! Have you read me but never commented? Do you surf by occasionally? Here for the fic? Say hello! You are under no obligation to ever comment or delurk again, but here's a chance to do so in a post just for that.

Say hi or wave or tell me something about yourselves!

I want to make icons and maybe do a fic meme or something this weekend. I'm terrible at fic memes but I like them. So maybe.

SHOW IN 24 MINUTES! *notes that [ profile] gwentastic is on time this week.
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Guess who just passed 20,000?


I still have some scenes to edit in, including one that I forgot about last night, but I'm wrapping up the end right now (and I don't know how long that's going to be, honestly) but I'm 20,000! I KNOW how it's going to end, I just have to get there now. Everything else is just filling.

I have a beginning, middle and almost end. I did it. Fuck yes.

This is one of the better ways to end today, after the shitfest that it was. YAY!


Apr. 29th, 2009 12:32 am
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2305 words today (in 59 minutes, actually!).

18420 in total.

Have to write a sex scene, or vague it in there at least (which will likely happen so I'll have more time for it) and then the ending to make it complete with a beginning, middle and end. Still have some padding to do after that but I THINK I can finish this tomorrow night, which would be AWESOME. Then I just have to worry about a summary and title. Damn.

Write or Die? Is fucking awesome. I don't know what happens if you let it go too long without writing because the noise it makes even when you succeed drives me batty so I'll just keep on keeping on and doing what I can with it.


Apr. 28th, 2009 02:48 am
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Made it to 16,186 on BigBang between yesterday morning (at like 3am) and right now! I'm so jazzed. That's over 4000 words. This means I will very likely be able to finish it by Friday night at 11:59pm, which is very, very exciting to me.

Jared is still... too whiny and weird for me at this point but it could be because I'm SO CLOSE to it. I find I have this problem often with writing. I try to set out a problem plot point for the boys, or any character, and then they get fucking whiny and weird about it. They just drag it out and become girls about it and I want to slap them.

But yeah. After Friday I'll be putting out a call for betas because this thing is going to need MAJOR help to get it together. It needs to be tightened up, it needs to make more sense, it needs consistency editing because I'm sure I've screwed up more than one thing in it.

I have at least one sex scene, the end part (which could end up being three scenes) and at least one more scene near the beginning-ish to do and to loosely tie up the starting scenes that are already there (and depending on how that goes I might not need the other new scene there) and I'll call it good, which is exciting. I imagine the sex scene(s) will be very brief right now since I kind of hate writing them most of the time, and then fleshed out better in re-writes.

So yeah! Exciting times! And once I get this thing finished in draft form I can move on to other writing and icons!

Is anyone else having issues with their Ad Blocker add-on right now? I'm finding ads popping up where there haven't been ads before in all the time I've had Ad Blocker. Like in my yahoo mail and on websites and things. I've been doing some blocking to make them go away again, but still. I did unblock a few things today but they were certain tinypic servers that somehow were blocked in general, instead of for individual images but nothing like the shit I've been seeing today.
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I don't know when tonight's Harper's Island caps will be up. I usually can't download it until Friday but this weekend is going to be MAD. [ profile] pipry23 is coming home! So for the next four days I don't know what the hell is going on. Party on Saturday, doing things tomorrow, etc, etc.

I'd like to get to at least 12,000 on my BigBang tonight, which I can SO do as I'm already at 11,029 right now but the next week is going to be HARD and weird trying to get it done. But I'm going to try my damnest, especially since I really think I can wrap this sucker up in 8000 words, maybe a little more. YAY!

Jump the Shark )

* 1280x720 caps
* Uploaded to my own personal site.
* Comment and credit if taking/using.
* The biggie- NO HOTLINKING. Don't be a bastard and make me replace my sample caps with a bright and gaudy "I'm a thief, ask me how!" message.

Supernatural 419 set 1 (254 caps ~ 22.5MB) // Supernatural 419 set 2 (254 caps ~ 18.0MB) // Supernatural 419 set 3 (254 caps ~ 15.5MB) // Supernatural 419 set 4 (255 caps ~ 14.7MB) // gallery

Jump the Shark )


Apr. 22nd, 2009 11:55 pm
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10,157 on Big Bang! I wrote nearly 3000 words tonight! If I can do that again tomorrow night and again at some point over the weekend that would be GREAT. I think I can wrap this up by then and then revise like mad after the deadline.

Jared's angst, though? Is kinda lamesauce. I want to tell him being being a fucking loser. Well, another character already is.

I don't know.

10,000, though! WOO!
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Just got back from Adventureland. I really liked it. It wasn't the best film ever and it wasn't the smartest or funniest (although I laughed a lot, including snorting loudly at a part only I thought was funny) but I super enjoyed myself. It reminded me so much of my days at the theatre. KStew did the weird head-shake thing she did in Twilight but she kept her blinks to a minimum and, you know what? I just plain like her. I don't know how or why but I do.

Adventureland = fun times had by all.

Hey, Tessa from SPN is on House.

Everyone freaking out about Dreamwidth? There's no need. Seriously. How many other journaling systems have started up in the past five years that have either died or just been an alternate dumping ground when people get pissed at LJ or when it goes down? A lot. And we're still here. Dreamwidth isn't going to be any different.

I'll get one when I can and I might use it but it's more because I've been thinking about changing things up a bit, but not in a fandom-related way. That'll always be LJ for me.

I'm failing hardcore on BigBang and I don't know what to do about it.

Lotsa stuff

Apr. 7th, 2009 09:52 pm
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~~ Well, now that Kings is on its way to dead and buried, I won't be doing the caps anymore. I'm not often home on Saturdays or watching normal TV, anyway. But whatever, NBC. Whatever.

~~ Work is... work this week. Monday was hectic and I wanted to stab my eyes out. Today was hectic, too, but less stressful and I was in a better mood. Tomorrow I'll just have to wait and see.

~~ It was 18C here today, which is 64F. Tomorrow it'll likely be 18 again and Thursday I hear it'll be 18, which will likely be more like 22C or 72F. And people are still wearing effing winter coats! I wore skirts the last two days! SKIRTS! It was 3C a couple weeks ago and I was like- SUMMER'S HERE! *puts on strappy sandals*

~~ I think I restarted my BigBang last night. I honestly don't know if I'll be getting it done by May. I want to, but I'm seriously in a place where the writing isn't coming. I don't know what to do anymore. I'm a little sadface over it since I've enjoyed the experience the last two years but I'm coming to accept that I can't force what doesn't want to happen. I'm not Edward Cullen, after all.

~~ Finally, two people in my RL are reading "Breaking Dawn". Someone will now know the pain I've suffered through since last July. Oh, "Twilight". How I love to hate you. I have to bring in the window-sized banner of Edward Cullen from HMV that's in my car right now. I have no idea what the hell I'm gonna do with it.

~~ Project Runway Canada finale... next week? And new Fringe right now! Adventureland (I hope) and Hannah Montana this week! WHEE! AND AND AND! SHORT WEEK!!!!!!!


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