This isn't a plug, it's a goddamned order.

Sep. 10th, 2011 | 01:50 pm
mood: ecstatic ecstatic

I can't contain myself. Y'all must simply head over to [ profile] teh_helenables to read the work of the amazing [ profile] helena_eternal, because... god damn. I haven't devoured so much of one author's work in one sitting like this in a long time, and I can't overstate how freaking amazing her work is. I love her controlled, subtle style and how it still manages to pack a whallop without resorting to purple language or overabundant description, and she has this knack for unearthing incredibly powerful emotions from the characters that have left me a bit winded on more than a couple occasions now.

The Violin House is her most recently posted story, and I'm not ashamed to say I cried like a little girl at the end, as well as through most of the beginning and middle. A wonderful, heart-wrenching story for these miserable days leading up to S7. I think most of you will have a hard time not going back to read everything else on her journal after that. I'm not going to lie - I'm hoping if enough of us get together and pressure her to finish some of the WIPs that are currently killing me (pot, meet kettle, I know), we'll have even more of this wonderful writing to relish in the near future.

So hop to it, chickens!

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Crunch time, chickens.

Jul. 22nd, 2011 | 10:10 pm

Barely more than a month left to go. Shit just got real. (Or will it get really real in 3000 more words?)

97,000 / 20,000 (485.00%)

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[ profile] prettify's "All Your Yellow Brick Roads" EPUB (for <lj site="live

Jul. 14th, 2011 | 10:13 am

Hi all,

Because my response to
[info]prettify's submission to [info]spn_j2_bigbang, All Your Yellow Brick Roads, is still something akin to a chicken running around with its head cut off (in a good way!), I thought I'd share, with her permission, the EPUB version of the story I created for use on my e-reader. Those using an iPad or iPhone to read won't struggle too much with the PDF, but other e-readers either won't allow PDF zoom or, like the Kobo, do it quite poorly, and require a lot of panning back and forth if you prefer to read text larger than a baby ant.

With the EPUB format, which I think is supported by just about every type of e-reader out there, you can make the text bigger or smaller, and navigate the document by page or by chapter, which is handy if you become lost or want to go back to a specific part. The only apology I have to make in advance is that the metadata got a little screwed up in the conversion process, so that some of the paragraphs are broken up weirdly. It won't distract you, I promise; it'll just look like
[info]prettify really likes her some short paragraphs. :P Hopefully this will soon be available to download from the fic masterpost as well.

Download here!

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Jun. 24th, 2011 | 08:46 am
mood: intimidated intimidated

Yep, J2BB update. That is all.

77000 / 20000 (385.00%)

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J2BB update and further departures - Yep, I'm still going.

Jun. 2nd, 2011 | 01:10 pm
mood: giggly giggly
music: Lady Gaga - Americano

Hi all,

A quick update on some things, since I've been a bit remiss in posting lately outside of twitter! I don't mean to neglect you. Some exciting things have been happening - the lovely [ profile] bauble visited me in Toronto last weekend and lots of fun and adventures were had, and then next month I'll be joined by my brain-twin, [ profile] fossarian, so we can experiment with a) writing our [ profile] deancasbigbang while sitting across the room from one another, and trying not to kill each other over our Yankees/Blue Jays rivalry on the playing field. AND THEN I'm off to Texas in August to visit [ profile] cautionzombies and [ profile] daggomus_prime (a mere 2 days before our [ profile] spn_j2_bigbang is due, oddly enough). I'm really hoping some other random folks will show up in that neck of the woods, too (
[ profile] bauble and [info]nyoka, I'm looking at you), but we'll see what happens. I'm so excited I could spit chewing tobacco and fling my Stetson in the air. They do that in Texas, right?

Anyway, speaking of J2BB, I thought y'all deserved an update on my progress, which is ongoing. Looks like my projection of a 90k final wordcount isn't as wacky as I first thought, because, well...

60000 / 20000 (300.00%)

For those who are wondering, work on When Play Turns Bitter is still going apace, though I'm not totally sure how quickly I'll get the final chapter up. Hopefully soon, although it's getting more and more difficult to put aside my J2BB work as the summer continues to crawl by. But I promise it's still in the works, and will definitely be finished this summer. In the meantime I also have some one-shots planned, and--*gulp*--maybe even some RPF involving baseball.

Also totally random--and I'm sorry if this puts anyone off--but does anyone else feel the new Lady Gaga album is kind of... not up to par? It's not bad, exactly, but feels a lot more derivative than I expected. It's like she took some stock pop chord progressions and mashed them together with a bunch of Justice songs. Except that Justice still did it better.

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Art Masterpost: When Play Turns Bitter

May. 17th, 2011 | 10:43 am
mood: ecstatic ecstatic

Artwork for my fic, When Play Turns Bitter, by the astoundingly brilliant, generous and supportive [ profile] daggomus_prime. Although the story isn't altogether done yet, I thought it would be a good idea to gather all of Dag's amazing artwork into one place for easy access, especially as new pieces get added.

Read more... )

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I hate breakfast. And lying. Also, I hate war.

May. 14th, 2011 | 05:30 pm
mood: excited excited

Good news, y'all! Looks like I might be posting a new chapter to When Play Turns Bitter this weekend, or Monday at the latest. It's only about 5500 words, which is probably about as long as it needs to be given the Epilogue that follows, but I'm just really excited that I've managed to set aside my J2BB long enough to get some work done.

Thank you all so much for your patience! I know it's been an annoyingly long time since the last update.

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Rec_hymenated interview

May. 11th, 2011 | 10:30 am
mood: content content

This is rather overdue, but the wonderful [info]oddlyfamiliar did a really fun interview with me on Sunday for [info]rec_hymenated . At the risk of shamelessly self-promoting,we had a blast during our talk despite some of the more embarrassing revelations, so if you've ever wanted questions answered about my interests, recs or writing habits, head on over and take a look!

Read the interview here!

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I just finished my J2BB draft. What?

Apr. 18th, 2011 | 10:44 pm
mood: ecstatic ecstatic

Aaaahhh you guys, I just finished my freaking [info]spn_j2_bigbang draft! I want to run around flailing and screaming my head off, except that I still have a good 30 000 words to write between now and the final deadline, since the second half is very much a DRAFT and mostly description.

But that doesn't matter, because I'm not out of the game yet! Whoohoo! I'm so excited to get back to writing the meat of the story, I can't even tell you. I think Bombora is going to end up being my favourite thing I've ever written.

43000 / 20000 (215.00%)

To the deadline, I say: BOOYAH, MOTHERFUCKER.

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