tsukinofaerii: Darcy (Thor: Darcy)
Stiles from [personal profile] muccamukk
I'll post the last lines from my last 21 stories.

If you want, you can ask me about them.

Here! )
So, looking at this, I end in dialog about a third of the time and tend toward short, direct sentences. Which (as the previous sentence shows) is the exact opposite of my style the rest of the time. Huh.
tsukinofaerii: Basch lives! Don't listen to Ondore's lies! (Basch lives)
I have utterly failed at keeping up with DW lately. /o\ I'm just tired and stressed. Home life is a hassle, as always. Matters pretty much continue as they have been, and may be continuing for another year or more, gods save me. I've mostly been over on Tumblr, where there's less interaction and more mindlessness.

So, end of the year writing meme, because those are easy.
2012 in Review )
tsukinofaerii: Shields are NOT for throwing! (Shields are not for throwing!)
So I post here a day late and a dollar short lately. Blame work's new filtering system. (They've blocked off their own Facebook page. I've taken the liberty of pointing this out, but either no one has the authority to fix it or no one knows how.) Highlights of RL, for anyone keeping score:
  • Father attempted Emotional Blackmail to get me to move to Arkansas. I shut him down. We may or may not be talking again, IDK.
  • Mary's health, mental and physical, is Not Good. Not sure what's going on there specifically, but her last stroke had some personality-changing affects. :\
  • In similar vein, Mary is refusing to ditch Richard again. This means she and Papa may be stuck in Chicago forever. :| Fuck.
  • Dogs ate one of the cockatiels. All I found was a pile of slightly bloody feathers. Fortunately, I wasn't very attached, but a Replacement Goldfish is in order. Papa probably won't notice?
  • New phone does well. Battery life is still an issue, but I'm working on that. It hasn't died on me yet at least.
  • Non-eaten pets also do well, though I'm still working on training and getting Georgie off to his new home.

Otherwise, I am reveling in being fic free for the moment. Sure, I have a bunch of stuff in need of editing, pretty soon I'll be started on Echo Bazaar again, and my fingers are already itching for words my brain is too fried to come up with. But for the moment, nothing is due. Wallow wallow wallow.

I'm really happy with how my RBB came out. My artist was amazing and [personal profile] valtyr twisted my arm until it wasn't horrible. The size was painful and the world building tough, but I'm really, really happy with it. (And someone commented on the matriarchy. Eeeee! I wasn't sure how well that came through!) I think I learned a lot about plausibility and getting different character arcs to intersect outside the story, which is something I never really considered before. The stuff I planned out for the Marias, the war, the dragons, Wanda and historic backstory that were only hinted or were dropped completely at could fill books. I keep telling everyone that this is like book two in a trilogy. Maybe some day I'll write the Maria Prior's story. Not sure if I'll write about what comes after though; it's sort of a generational thing, and that would drop square into OC/original territory for the main character.

Now! Freshly stolen from [personal profile] derryderrydown... a meme! My top ten stories on AO3, by hit count. Worth noting, I did a lot of catch-up posting in batches, so sometimes dates are weird.
Click me! You know you wanna. )
tsukinofaerii: I am so going to Hell (Going to hell)
From [personal profile] gigglingkat. Because reasons.

1. Put Your iTunes/Windows Media Player/ETC on Shuffle.
2. For each question, press the next button to get your answer.
4. Put any comments in brackets after the song name.
5. Put this on your journal.
6. Tag 5 friends (be sure to comment in their LJ to let them know you tagged them!)
Winamp don't fail me now! )
And this is what happens when you use the word "Clown" in reference to sex...
Don't click this )
And this is the kind of conversations we have. You're welcome.
tsukinofaerii: Oh-em-gee oh-nose (OMG ONOZ)
Stolen from [personal profile] sunspot, and therefore all blame to her as well. This doesn't include anything in my Graveyard file. I have a lot of Graveyard fics. D:

The rules: Post the first 1-3 sentences of any WIPs you have.
Less than I thought )
NGL, a lot of these will probably end up in the Graveyard. D: I really should do a WIP Amnesty for Graveyard fics, but then I would have to admit that they're not happening.
tsukinofaerii: Slytherins do it with each other (Slytherins do it with each other)
Here and here two of my most favorite enables [personal profile] jazzypom and [personal profile] valtyr have started a meme trying to get people to discuss their writing methods, and I thought I'd toss in.

Currently, I'm in an odd position because I let so much build up that needs editing. One fic has a deadline that's unavoidable, but the other two (vampire!Tony and girl!Steve) are essentially at my leisure. And boy, do I leisure. D: Of those two, vampire!Tony is actually a victim of not following my SOP, so I'll start there.
How I write )
So, that's it. What about you, oh circle?
tsukinofaerii: Sora and Riku first as children, then in game 1 and then game 2 (Year after year)
I'm baaaaaaack.

I've spent the last two days on a roof. :| The house needs new shingles, and Mary is not one to look askance at free labor. (sigh) On the plus side, I now know how to shingle a house. Yay, learned skills?

Otherwise, we've been spending a lot of time outside burning things and such, though one night we went ghost hunting. That was fun, and I will try to post some of the pictures we took. I ended up sitting in the middle of the graveyard all by myself for a while, which was not much fun. But I had a definite feeling that I shouldn't go near the graves they were going to investigate, and I've learned to listen to my gut on these things. (Turns out, the graves had Jesus Fish on them, sooooo...) Also, one of the recorders got its battery drained about 7 minutes in. Which was weird because we were all constantly checking to see if the power light was on.

TL;DR, my last few days have been a mix of fun and pain in the ass.

I received a care package from [profile] devious_lint, [personal profile] lupusdragon and [personal profile] cursor_mundi. I think the CIA got it. It was wrapped really oddly and some of the cookies had bites missing. oO I have not yet tried the Turkish Delight, as it looks rather gooey and I need ungooey'd fingers.

And now, a meme to pass the time.
Stolen from Jazzypom )
tsukinofaerii: RAWR: it means I love you in dinosaur (RAWR: I love you)

New home, new list.

I still have the old addresses on LJ, but truth is, almost none of them watch me over here, and many have moved. :( I will be poking people who I follow on LJ (specifically the ones I know won't mind) but not on DW, but for the most part, this is no pressure. Here's how it goes:

1) You make a (screened) comment with a mailing address and a name
2) I wrap up a card and mail it to you.

If you do not want to give me your address, that is 100% a-okay. Cross my heart, I totally understand privacy concerns. Outside the USA is also 100% okay, and you do not have to give me your name. I am capable of screwing with the post-people's heads by sending it to your handle. This is not limited to people in my Circle or who I am subscribed to. I will raise eyebrows at complete strangers, but if we chat now and then, I will gleefully send you a card.

The deadline for getting a card varies based on where you live, but the sooner signed up, the better. I would like to have rough numbers in early if at all possible. ♥
tsukinofaerii: Sora looking confused (Huh?)
This morning when I walked into the office, I was greeted by a package of tampons, shampoo and heartburn medication. Okay then.

This weekend was a good one! Papa came home!


Also, a cousin moved back in. Her boyfriend got a really good job opportunity a few cities away, and so she's staying with us until she can find a job in that area. Smart Girl is not moving without a source of money securely in hand. Knowing this cousin, this is likely her single smart choice of the year, so I applaud it extra hard. The downside of this is that I do not yet know if this will mean an extra set of hands, an extra person to make messes, or simply a neutral zone if she cleans up after herself but does nothing else. She hasn't been at home in years, so who knows.

I do know that the bathroom has been taken over by four different types of moisturizer (hand, foot, face and body), a straightening iron, a blow dryer, astringents, gels, toners, "bronzing creams"... @_@ Learning to share a bathroom in the morning again is annoying, but somehow resisting the urge to ask how much all the junk costs is more so. This is someone who has notorious difficulty paying her share of her car insurance, which is on her mother's policy. And she also has trouble with gigantic cell phone bills. But she is buying Estee Lauder facial creams? And the refrigerator is now stocked with food that worries me. Real butter-flavored not!butter! Soy Milk Substitutes. Protein shakes. Low/No calorie everything. I mean, how many chemicals can someone put into their body in the name of health?! (Okay, I have been informed that Soy is actually food, but still.) I am all for healthy eating, but it seems really silly to me to spend double on a product that claims to be healthy because most of the ingredients can't be digested by humans. Instead of buying not!butter, why not just... you know, not eat much butter?

On the other hand, she functions as an excellent example of how health and happiness cannot be purchased, and beauty has more to do with who you are than what the name on your moisturizer is. And she will force me to start exercising again, which is something I've slacked on since Papa went into the hospital.

Finally... A meme! I cannot do fills (at work), but it should be spread around, yes/yes?

The Avengers Kink Meme
tsukinofaerii: Basch lives! Don't listen to Ondore's lies! (Basch lives)
I feel good. Today was super-slow, so I cleaned and rearranged my office. I've had this job for over two years, and I never got around to removing the detritus of the previous occupant. SO. It is now mine. The only thing I have left to do is clean the drawers.
Picture! )
I will be adding more posters soon. I just didn't like the ones I had available. I don't do appointments, so looking professional is moot, and I've been encouraged to decorate. My boss has Gundam models on her shelves, so I will go by her example.

Someone at work gave me a copy of Rolling Stone with RDJ on the cover. (This is how deep undercover of a fangirl I am. Random coworkers know I'm an RDJ fan.) Inside is a picture of Rubber Ducky Jr. on a grungy sofa, and the story title, "Robert Downey Jr. Hardass, Flake, Superstar. He's Anything You Want Him To Be, And An Iron Man Too." Then you turn the page and it's RDJ in a wet white t-shirt. Omnomnomnom. Should not be having these thoughts at work! Clearly, the author knew precisely who would be reading.

This is proof that I am loved.

I have not been writing. D: This is bad. But Undeleted Tony holds no interest. D: D: D: Writing holds no interest! EEK! So I need Flist to help. Here! A meme!

Never Will I Ever meme: Name three fics you think I will never, ever, ever write. In return, I will attempt to write a snippet of one of them.
tsukinofaerii: Missing: Presumed Nekkid (Missing: Presumed Nekkid)
For recording purposes, I posted a fic titled ♥ yesterday.

There's a bit of (non-bodily) TMI in the meme below. It's hard to talk about the whys of writing, and specific instances, without poking my brain a little too deeply for comfort.
A writing meme )
tsukinofaerii: Whosoever findeth this hammer, if she be hot, shall wield the power of the gnarly Thor (Too hot for plot)
A meme!

Give me a pairing and/or a prompt, and I will write you a one (or more) sentence ficlet.
tsukinofaerii: Can't Think Without Coffee (Coffee)
Papa is doing pretty well. He rested a lot yesterday, and today he's probably going to be moved to a therapy center for his recovery. Moving him on the Friday before a three-day weekend seems iffy to me, but maybe there's a secondary reason for it. I'll find out later, I'm sure. I didn't even know he was going to be moved until I got home last night and my Aunt asked when it would be. o.O Way to keep me informed, guys.

DW layout is coming. Slowly. The coding makes me twitch There does not need to be fifty bazillion renditions of DIV CLASS INNER, damn it. I may end up switching the sidebar to the left, IDK. I do not like the way it squishes, and the random things with background colors where background colors do not need to be make me RAWR. *huffle* So if you look at my DW, and it looks strange, that is because it's a WiP.

Portal, I am on Level 17, thanks to Papa's Very Long Naps yesterday. I ♥ my Companion Cube.

This is a long weekend, and I have monies! I intend to celebrate by retiring myself to my bed, occasionally with my laptop, and not coming out again until Tuesday rears its ugly head. Well, that and Papa-visits, but those are a given.

For lols from a very old post, I recommend reading this. It is from 2004, and deals with the Bleeding Times. (Which is to say, she says what many of us are thinking about our periods, and says it hilariously. My favorite quote is, "For Fuck's Sake! I am bleeding from my vagina, not HANG-GLIDING!")

There is more good news! The best news, really. I would like to direct all of your attention to a this. I'll just be over here, breaking out party poppers. Join in my glee!

Finally, a meme! Why? IDK. It looked fun? Stolen from [livejournal.com profile] sinnerforhire
First line of last 25 fics you wrote and try to find a pattern.
Done as best I can, since my posting times are somewhat wonky.
Meme-age )
What I have learned from this... I vacillate between short, snappy openers (often dialogue) and setting the scene. I really like my descriptions. Also, [personal profile] valtyr has had a noticeable effect on my writing; most of these are prompts from her.
tsukinofaerii: I am so going to Hell (Going to hell)

Raw evil score: 71.11%

A meme!

Apr. 9th, 2010 02:08 pm
tsukinofaerii: Yaoi now? (Yaoi Nao?)
Stolen from [livejournal.com profile] clex_monkie89
for a meme )
In other news... Whoops, I missed the AU BB deadline. I could have sworn I turned it in. Luckily, I was e-mailed and able to get it in, so no harm done. And working with [livejournal.com profile] moontear on a FFXII AU fic is amazing fun, FYI.

Finally, an SPN ficlet I wrote for [livejournal.com profile] clex_monkie89, who is having a bad day. :(
Ficlet ho! )
tsukinofaerii: Can't Think Without Coffee (Coffee)
Stolen from [livejournal.com profile] eowyn_rain
1. Put your media player of choice on shuffle.
2. List the first fifteen songs that come up and add "in my pants" to the end.
3. Bold the ones that actually made you LOL.

01) Overnight Male... in my pants.
02) You'll Be In My Heart... in my pants.
03) Someone That You're With... in my pants. (OMG PANTS SNTACHERS!)
04) We Built This City... in my pants. (LOL)
05) You can't Lose Me... in my pants. (Well, duh.)
06) My Way... in my pants. (oO)
07) Devil Inside... in my pants. (XD)
08) Ready Steady Go... in my pants. (D:)
09) Hotel California... in my pants. (Is this related to 04?)
10) Easier to Run... in my pants. (No, usually it's easier to run without them.)
11) Joy to the World... in my pants. (LMAO)
12) Real Emotion... in my pants. (Okay, this is just a bad pickup line)
13) I'm Only Me When I'm With You... in my pants. (Another bad pickup line!)
14) Home... in my pants.
15) You're Still You... in my pants. (WTF with the pants theives?)
tsukinofaerii: This is how I roll (Panda)
Buzzing by with a small (big) meme and a fly-by update, in order to avoid doing things I really should be doing. (Including pimping WinCon, writing, cleaning house again...) Zena had her vet visit. The lump on her haunch seems fine, but they found a stone! Either in her bladder or kidney or possibly rib cage, the doctor wasn't very clear. But regardless of where it is, I get to plop down a not-so-small fortune tomorrow to have it surgically removed. Joy of joys, right? I'm going to have them remove the growth on her butt while they've got her under. Will be reporting tomorrow.

In gaming, I am working on getting Souls of Thamasa in Final Fantasy XII. (shakes a fist) I'm so close to being done, I can taste it, but these Souls are not coming easily.

In writing, I'm (again) done with the rough for my [livejournal.com profile] au_bigbang. If anyone wants to beta, I will be tail-wagging and happy? Solid knowledge of 1610 would be nice. But the next project up for writes is [livejournal.com profile] comicsbigbang. I'm at 7k and... um. I may have lost the plot. Just a lot. (facepalm) It's Norman Osborn's fault, as most things are. We'll work on this.

Reading, I am catching up with comics and reading Black Magic Sanction by Kim Harrison. So far, so good, but my focus has been scattered. Mainlining is hard when every chapter is read with the nagging sensation that I should be writing instead.

Yesterday, I cleared out my closet and resolutely discarded all of the clothes I've been not wearing. I have space again! And really, I don't need to replace anything, since all the things that are gone technically weren't being used anyway. I also found things that I thought long gone, such as my other Captain America wristband! So that was shiny.

In work, I have none this week. It feels good.
Okay, now on to meme. )

ETA: From Amazon:
Unfortunately, due to a pricing error, we sold many more than expected. In fact, we completely sold out — we don't have any in stock right now, and we're not even sure if we'll be able to get more.

As a result, we've had to cancel your order. I realize this is disappointing news, and I'm so sorry for any inconvenience this causes.

tsukinofaerii: This is how I roll (Panda)
Tomorrow is my last day before spring break! (collapses) Thank goodness. I desperately need to adjust my sleeping habits, and that will be a good place to start. I've been utterly exhausted lately, and I can only attribute it to my habit of getting four-five hours of sleep a night. If you are used to me being available Monday-Friday online, be aware that my schedule is going to be perma-Saturday for a week. I have gtalk on my phone, however, so feel free to poke me there if you like.

Girl!Steve moseys along at 30k. I have revisions that I'm going to make before it's done (much of the reverse pre-plot will have to be cut/condensed, damn it), but my very next scene is due to be Cap Specials and shiny, and then the wrap up. Gail/Stevie is continuing to make me sniffle and cry, however. It's a good thing that's done with. I had to fix my mascara yesterday because of that. *sigh*

I have purchased my spot at [livejournal.com profile] wincon! I still have plane tickets to purchase and hotel accommodations to consider. (Seriously, everyone, this year can we get this done early? It's nerve wracking.) Expect a post on that later, which will mostly be urging those of you who are not WinConners to look around and come geek out with us. I would say that we don't bite, but honestly, I think the only reason I came away without hickeys is sheer bad luck and wasted Patrone. Not making that mistake again.

Okay, enough srs bsns.
To a Meme )

WiP Meme

Mar. 2nd, 2010 01:12 pm
tsukinofaerii: Can't Think Without Coffee (Coffee)
Stolen from many, many people, and done because I'm procrastinating. Many of these may never be finished. At least two of them will. One is up for beta, should anyone be interested. (The last.)
Post a sentence (or two or a paragraph) from as many of your WIPs as you want with no explanation attached.
  1. Steve put his hands on Tony's shoulders and took a step back. He had a mission, and he couldn't let a fantasy derail it. "I need your password to the Extremis, Tony. It's urgent."

    One dark eyebrow lifted mockingly. Tony didn't move away from him, but he didn't try to re-close the distance either. "It'll cost you a kiss."

    "Stop playing games. It's your life!"

    "You say that like it's worth something." The smile didn't change, but suddenly Steve didn't find it as charming anymore. Tony looked up at him through his girlishly thick lashes, without a hint of shame. "We both know what I'm good for: a good party and a good fuck. You might as well take 'em while they last, or someone else will."

  2. Going by Stark's expression, apparently not. "It's a formal event, Rogers. Do you know what everyone thinks about a woman who arrives alone at a formal event?" Silently Steve shook his head. "That she won't be leaving alone. Go shower."

    One more protest had to be made. "You don't even like me."

    Stark turned her back on him and started yanking him along again, like a poorly trained puppy. This time he let himself be dragged. "I didn't like my original date, either. You'll do."

  3. One minute. Two minutes. At the two-minutes, seventeen-seconds mark, the door to her room flew open. Someone rushed in, wearing the same strangely patterned loose pants and shirt that she'd assumed were the nurse's clothes, but it was clearly a man. Maybe it was a general uniform for hospital workers.

    A general uniform with red, devil-horned ducks on it.

    Nazis really were crazy.

  4. Steve's lecture faded off mid-sentence, eyes crossing. Jan gave them both a startled, then calculating look. Tony waved at her to make good her escape. She did so, sports towel snapping in her wake, but not without a few backwards glances. The rub continued until she was well out of sight. By then, Steve's eyes had closed. It was debatable whether or not he had even noticed her exit.

  5. The little conversations that had been going on in the background stop with the suddenness of a guillotine dropping. Even the ones in back who had been pointedly not looking at me—Pepper the redhead woman and James Barnes and Fuck fuck fuck Steve oh my god Steve

    INTERNAL SYSTEMS ERROR. This operation has caused a fatal system malfunction and will be terminated.

    —and the two in American colors—go silent.

  6. Everyone knows they don't eat people, Saora reassured himself, setting his work neatly in a pile. Let everyone else gawk at the rider. He wanted to see the dragon.
tsukinofaerii: Oh  *Tony* (Oh *Tony*)
SO! I hit 25k (ohgodsohgodsohgods) on my fic for [livejournal.com profile] au_bigbang. My head, it hurts, and I'm all sniffly from the last scene I wrote. (handwaves) Anywho, have a meme, to remind you all that I exist.

Comment to this entry and I'll give you a letter. List ten things you love that begin with that letter and then post that list in you journal.

[livejournal.com profile] seaborne gave me Y. Y has got to be one of the least loved letters of the English language. I really had to stretch for this! D: Could have been worse, I guess. It could have been Q.

01) Young Avengers: Wiccan. Hulking. Just kiss on panel already damnitall!!!!

02) Yurbles: Okay, so I haven't played Neopets in forever. They're still adorable, and if Neo hadn't screwed me over with my account, I'd still be playing. *sigh*

03) Yinsen: Without him, Tony would have probably either drunk himself to death or died in a blaze of glory doing something really dumb. Instead, we have Iron Man. ♥ Yinsen.

04) Yaoi: Self-explanatory. :D

05) Yuri: Also self-explanatory. (Sorry, Het, you start with an H. D: )

06) "Yes" by Jazzypom. Short, but sweet, and Tony says "ghastly". :D

07) Yucca Fruit Jam: Oh gods, I miss this stuff. I used to be able to buy it on street corners in Phoenix. So so so good. Omnomnom. There's just no eastern equivalent.

08) YouTube: Also self-explanatory. :D

09) You Can't Lose Me by Faith Hill: This song? Makes me nostalgic so much. It's currently my mom's ringtone.

10) You people: ♥!♥!♥!♥!♥!♥!


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