tsukinofaerii: Can't Think Without Coffee (Coffee)
2013-05-15 12:00 pm
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Writing update!

Finally, finally posted that auction fic. It had been eating at me, and it's an amazing load off my shoulders to have it up. Hopefully, [personal profile] radiophile will like it enough that it makes up for being oh... about five months late.;;

Now to get the REST of the To Do list in order. With this done, I'm down to six active projects. Of course, other projects crept their way in (gdi brain) and I'm doing some Original Writing that takes some time. (May make a locked post about that later.) At least the official list shrinks! It was double digits! I MAKE PROGRESS.

I also decided that the Fairytale fic is just going to have to become an original. I kind of hate to do it, but trying to find places to etch on the serial numbers was killing it. So it's going to get removed from the To Do List and set aside until I have time to deal with it properly.

(flop) According to the numbers I just ran, if I can just manage to write about 45k and edit about the rest, I'll be finished with this mess and able to concentrate on new stuff rather than stuff that's been clogging the works. Guilt over unfinished fics is a killer.
tsukinofaerii: Darcy (Thor: Darcy)
2013-04-19 09:37 pm
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Last Lines Meme!

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: All I want for Christmas is a stiff drink (Christmas: A stiff drink)
2012-08-20 09:28 pm

Catching up!

See. This is what I do. I get wrapped up in things, go silent, and the shove it all into one post like I can make up for it all in a go. Sad, but my life, such as it is.

Flash rec: Go read DILF for a shot of fluffy kid fic. Even if you're not in Teen Wolf fandom, it's a self-contained no-werewolves AU.

For anyone who's been wondering where I've been the last week, "the depths of hell" seem to cover it. My boss and I had (unnecessary, painful, ridiculous) work training seven out of nine hours last Monday through Thursday, which meant that those other two hours just weren't enough. It left my phones completely uncovered other than one guy taking messages, because our new department manager Mike was somehow under the impression that this is our slow time. Even though he's the one who loaded us down with shit to do in the first place. I was able to move most of the teacher-work to email and get that done while everyone else was learning what a SysAdmin panel is, but the student work piled up. Add on top of that all the upgrades, changes and installations we do at this time of year and I ended up working 10-12 hours at a go all week. :\ All overtime unpaid, because it wasn't cleared by management, but my other option was to not get my work done and get reprimanded for that. So yeah. Doing what I can to keep the load down on my boss, because she seriously doesn't need this shit right now.

Another order from on high that recently came down is that my hours will be changing for a little while. Starting this coming Tuesday, I'll be working the 10:30-7:30 shift for about three weeks or so, Fridays 8-5. I am reasonably okay with this, since I'm more of a night person anyway, and working evenings will mean that I have more time to Get Shit Done after five when most of the management has gone home. At best, it will give me time to work on writing and betaing.

Fanfic Comes Along. I'm still plugging away at my Cap/IM Big Bang. Hopefully it will either kickstart into hard fast writing or remain fairly smallish and be ready by the 31st. Not sure which it'll be, truthfully. In the past few days it's morphed from amusing AU with gratuitous cultural nudity into existentialist mess pretending to be deep as it ponders the meaning of life, and I'm not really sure how that happened. If all goes well on the C/IM bang, I will likely be sliding sideways into a double Polybang and use that for a push to finish the Monster Fic of Monsters. The second polybang will probably be a short Teen Wolf puppypack thing, patched together so that if the Monster Fic doesn't get done in time I won't be empty handed come due date. (Let's be honest, I'll have to do 90k in a month, which is technically possible, but at my current writing speed I don't want to bank on it.)

Finally, 9/10ths. Holy fuck, I was not expecting that response to a 6k mostly-exposition fic. I've not started replying to comments yet, because every time I have a moment I look at the numbers and panic and then I have to run off somewhere and breathe. Seriously, those numbers are higher than the ones on my 70k dragon AU for reverse bang, which was posted ages ago. No words. No words at all.

And finally-finally, because I hate Tumblr because it gives me ideas and I can only be grateful my home internet connection makes it too hard to have one of my own.
Trigger Warning: 130 words of depressing as fuck ficlet )
tsukinofaerii: Darcy (Thor: Darcy)
2012-07-09 09:50 pm

Penis Hats

So I finally posted that one fic, the one that was for pure funsies and had absolutely no redeeming value. Yep. [personal profile] valtyr was kind enough to give it an eye for SPaG errors, but I asked her not to sweat plot, coherence or anything similar. It was fun to write, and I saw no reason to try and pretend it was a decent story.

I blame everyone who encouraged me in this. You know who you are.

Gangráðr, Faðmbyggvir Friggjar
(Alternately, Odin Has A Lot of Funny Names That Can Sound Like A Deep and Meaningful Title When Strung Together)
Not Rated
Pairings: Thor/Jane. Background Steve/Tony, Bruce/Betty. Others.
Warnings: Terrible humor, blatant abuse of ancient cultures and sex under the influence of alcohol.
Summary: Less than a week before her wedding, Frigga warns Jane of ancient Asgardian rituals she and Thor must undergo before her marriage ceremony. Jane and Thor call on their friends for help as they face what might be the challenge of their lives.
tsukinofaerii: Thor: The hammer I speak of is my manhood (Thor: The hammer of which I speak)
2012-06-20 10:02 pm

(no subject)

I am incapable of writing short stories any more. I started on a quick fic just to make myself get words down. 2000 words later it's still only starting and I may have to create an entire holy order.

GDI I just wanted to explore Asgardian marriage rituals.

This post brought to you by the committee for incredibly misleading posts.
tsukinofaerii: Shields are NOT for throwing! (Shields are not for throwing!)
2012-04-17 09:12 pm
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Wherein Faerii Uses Ordered and Unordered Lists

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: Missing: Presumed Nekkid (Missing: Presumed Nekkid)
2012-02-12 12:28 pm
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So I meant to be productive today. Then I woke up and the house was freezing and the heaters are doing a bang-up job of nothing. (huddles) Well, okay, hyperbole aside, the heaters are keeping the edge off, but a couple of space heaters aren't really good in a place with poor insulation. It's 43 degrees. You can't expect me to function when it's that cold!

... Stop laughing at meeeee. It's cold for me, okay?

So instead I'm going to curl up under a blanket and write more ridiculous Victorian-esque adventures wherein everyone has pretty much slept with everyone and Steve is kind to rats, cats and urchins, in no particular order. I've too many plot lines to juggle. (sigh) The Steve/Tony plot is a big one, obviously, but things are never simple in the Neath. :\ Honestly, I'm not sure I'll be able to do the complexities of it justice. There's a certain looseness of the game that's d--ned hard to replicate in prose, simply because a narrative must have a logical progression (except when it doesn't) and a game doesn't much care if you're working with the constables to arrest smugglers one second and then being a smuggler the next, or being Intimate with Devils while having Firm Convictions regarding souls and actually working to recover them.

Also, Steve is inconveniently moral. :| If he were anyone else, he'd have been killed so many times he'd make Tomb Colonists wince.

After writing, maybe make I'll cupcakes for Valentines day. I want to try making Red Velvet from scratch, except it's going to be rainbow velvet because I'm developing a dislike for normal colored cakes. Blue makes them taste better, I swear!
tsukinofaerii: Behold! I am batshit! (Behold! I am batshit)
2012-01-31 09:17 pm

Finally! An Excuse to use Perfectly Cromulent Tropes!

With much blame to people who shall remain unnamed (YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE), I may or may not have posted the First Story in my new Echo Bazaar/Avengers fusion.
The Titles Were Hard )
In more immediate news, I need a beta. D: The Girl!Steve fic is ready to be shaken until the Terrible falls out. The trick here is that if you sign up, you have to be willing to get spoiled for the next Girl!Steve fic too, because they're linked, and I can't explain certain choices I made without explaining future plot twists. It's a bit over 50k. The plan is to edit Girl!Steve, and then post it in bits while I work on the Bazaar fic and all the massive work needed for Vampires. Then, posting Vampires in bits while I work on the Bazaar fic and fairytale. And then posting the fairytale fic while my soul curls into a fetal ball and cries.

So, anyone up for part one of the plan? :D?
tsukinofaerii: Oh-em-gee oh-nose (OMG ONOZ)
2012-01-30 08:42 pm
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WIP snippet meme

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: Missing: Presumed Nekkid (Missing: Presumed Nekkid)
2012-01-07 10:16 pm

The reveals are up!

And I can finally admit to having written the hookerfic (which was nearly its name, until [personal profile] valtyr fell upon the idea of Harlequin as a model). I'm sure you're all shocked and possibly appalled. Now, to explain all the things about this fic I've been dying to babble about.
And here's how it happened... )
Anyway, there's my needless ramble. (squishes this fic) I feel like it might be in bad taste to like a fic of your own, but I really love this one, and I can only hope [personal profile] derryderrydown likes it as much as I liked writing it.
tsukinofaerii: Slytherins do it with each other (Slytherins do it with each other)
2012-01-04 12:24 am

On Writing: Fandom Edition

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: Steve and Tony kissing (Steve & Tony kissing)
2011-11-21 10:57 pm


No kittens yet. I've had a serious talk with my cat about how rude it is to keep us waiting like this, but she's a cat. She'll do it whenever she damned well pleases.

I'll probably be putting up my card post soon, so start thinking if you want one. No take-backsies once they're stamped. :P
rambling )
Fic Exchange! Spoilery! )
Finally, a confession.

I OTP Darcy/Loki in movieverse. No, I don't have any fricking clue how this happened, other than that it's beautiful crack and I have a habit to support. I may have to write it, just as soon as I write LokiPreg fem!Loki/Doom.

And then perhaps fem!Loki/Doom/Darcy, as the next logical step.

... Yep. I've been broken.

Like Tony's dick.
tsukinofaerii: Fluttershy looking pitiful (MLP: Fluttershy looking pitiful)
2011-08-15 08:56 pm
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State of the Faerii


I'm just really bad at it lately.

I worked 16 hours overtime on Saturday and Sunday, after working overtime on Thursday and Friday, which were great for my paycheck but bad for my health. On top of that, work is around the bend with the upgraded system, meaning I'm swamped there (thus the overtime). Between that and me being unable to access DW, posting is going to be spotty for.. Um. Ever, or at least until someone more important than me complains about the new filter.

I'm trying to stab down 25k a week in the Fairy Tale Crack Fic, but IDK how well I'll manage. (brave face) I'm exhausted, head down to my feets, which makes writing wonky. I'm fairly certain I'm going to have to go back and fix things, but that's what editing is for. I hit 50k last night, woohoo. Wanted it done on Friday, but that wasn't happening. So Sunday is my new "due date".

Papa is due home from Chicago soon. Technically, he's on his way, but they took side-trips through Okmulgee and Rantoul, which are Papa's hometowns. From what I hear, he got waylaid in Rantoul by the town wanting to throw a party for him. Hopefully, they'll take their time so I can get the house clean before he's home. And then after he's home, Louise will be visiting for a while. IDK how long, but I really want to have the place shining so I can avoid the worst part of round 7013 of everything you do ever is wrong and this is why.

Anyway, I love you all, and if I am not commenting as much as I used to, blame the filter and exhaustion. Once work settles down, I'll have more energy to keep up with my peoples.
tsukinofaerii: Whosoever findeth this hammer, if she be hot, shall wield the power of the gnarly Thor (Whosoevereth findeth this hammer)
2011-08-07 04:21 am

I made words!

It's past 4AM, and I've written 31,000 words since last Friday. The inside of my forearms actually ache from typing. (Probably need to find some way to support them better if this is going to keep on.) And the kicker? I only just finished chapter 5.

(collapses in a pile of fail)
Babbling about fic ahoy )
tsukinofaerii: Missing: Presumed Nekkid (Missing: Presumed Nekkid)
2011-08-04 10:02 pm

Help! Help! I'm being obsessed!

Dearest DW, I promise I'm not ignoring you. But since I can't post at work (really, wtf is with that, work?), I'm forced to post after work. As in, in the evening.Prime writing time. :| I keep meaning to make an "I'm still alive!" update, but then I sit down and think, "Oh, I can write another thousand words" and then end up writing straight through to midnight and scrambling to hit the next k-mark before I have to sleep.
Yeah, it's like that. Also, faint spoilers for fic being written. I babble )
Um. So I suppose this is a heads up that I may end up babbling excessively about a fic that will take a few months to finish. Sorry? D:
tsukinofaerii: Baby that is not a righteous groove (righteous groove)
2011-06-21 03:02 pm

A very groovy solstice to you all

Holy fuck it's been a while since I posted here. This is mostly because health and work have been teaming up to kick my ass. No lie. If you follow me on Twitter, it's been a roller coaster of "I hate teachers FML" and "sick again FML". Unfortunately, this little thing called Faerii Needs A Paycheck guarantees that being falling-over ill with Probably Strep is no excuse. I essentially slapped a biohazard sign up on my door and hid away. (I can't afford to go to a doctor to diagnose it, but if it walks like a duck, quacks like a duck and my boss's kid just sprouted feathers along with the rest of his class, it's a fucking duck. And then it segued into something less painful but that includes coughing. Twice. Last weekend I had a relapse and slept through almost all of Saturday.)

Simultaneously, this summer at work we're migrating to an upgraded, hosted system. Because the rest of the world is useless, most of the work is on the shoulders of my little department. This essentially means cleaning courses, double-checking their coding and transferring them over, which is scheduled to be my life until July 18th. I finally caught up with work, and my boss is at a conference this week and thus unable to assign me more, so (barring disaster) I have the next three days back to normal! (collapses)

Papa is still visiting Emma, and may go see his sister on the way home, whenever he comes home. Since they're both in their 80s, this strikes me as an excellent idea. But Papa not being home means Mom's canceled her plans to visit until October. (siiiiigh) Father's day was not as rough as I'd expected, mostly because when I called to wish my dad a happy one, his phone kept losing signal and he couldn't be assed to move to the porch so we can talk. (thumbs up) Good to know my priority level.

As you may be able tell by the subject, in the whirl of everything I managed to see X-Men: First Class. It is an incredibly groovy movie, and you all should see it. I had issues with it, but other people have explained them better than I could. So I'll just shoo you out the door and then wait for you to come back gushing. And after that, You should watch this. TEARS IN MY EYES.

As a result of this movie, I've 1) grown ridiculously jealous of the comment counts in that fandom 2) feel extremely smug that I spotted the epic homoerotic subtext between Magneto and Xavier ages ago, 3) decided to introduce "groovy" into my daily vocabulary, to thus-far pleasant results and 4) privately decided that Erik and Charles never broke up and kissed and got married and had adorable mutant babies forever (yes, in the 60s). Thus all of the ANGST AND TRAGEDY AND WOE AND OMG THE EMOOOOOOOO in all of the fic is totally AU and I can enjoy it without lasting repercussions.

That being said, if I don't get some happy endings in that fandom soon I'm going to have to do something drastic.

I may end up writing Avengers/Thor/XFC crack crossover of some sort, just to get it out of my system. Be warned.
Speaking of writing... )
Maybe I'll just go with puppies. And kittens. FLUFFY BABIES FOR EVERYONE.
tsukinofaerii: I've Ugraded (Tony: Upgraded)
2010-09-10 03:59 pm
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Technical Difficulties

This morning, I woke up and found that my phone had not charged. Grrrr. I plugged it into my lighter on the way to work, and that gave me enough juice for the day, but really. And then I got to work and the network was down. Specifically, the network in my office. >:[ I called IT, and they tried to say that they would fix it next week. But I need my internet in order to do my job! So I told them that, and said that if the VP called and I could not help her, I would send her their way.

Someone showed up five minutes later. (preen) It turns out that it was their fault, anyway. Huffle.

I am trying (and failing) to figure out how to end this teeny fic I am working on. ._. Teeny fic is... well. Not Teeny, but not as Not Teeny as they tend to be these days. (eyes it) It must be completed by today. IT MUST. (shakes a fist of determination) :( Mrow. Maybe I will just add nekkid people. Nekkid people seem to solve a lot of problems.

In other news, I may have a Papa this weekend! At last notice, Mary was picking him up from the recovery center. \o/ As long as nothing goes wrong, he is coming home today. :D
tsukinofaerii: I am so going to Hell (Going to hell)
2010-07-19 10:20 am
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weekend report

(curls up at her desk and snoozes) Another attempt to clean was foiled this weekend. I wanted to take care of Papa's bedroom. We need to get it dusted, cleaned, vacuumed and rearranged, so that when he gets back, everything will be convenient for him. Instead, I somehow got side-swiped into doing a thousand other tiny chores (we're talking things like "take the screwdriver out to the garden shed") and Papa's room remains untouched. RAWR.
for home life )
In more fanfic-y ramblings, I am going to get started on UnDeleted Tony today. I am, I am, I am. D: Why is writing so haaaaaard. ;-; /whine I think maybe it's the first person present tense eating at me. That made the first time through hard. I do not flow well in first person, and present tense eats my soul. *huff* I am seriously regretting making those choices the first time around, no matter how necessary they were.

:( At least I know that it'll be much easier once I start rolling. It's the Getting Started that's hard.
tsukinofaerii: Missing: Presumed Nekkid (Missing: Presumed Nekkid)
2010-07-15 11:12 am
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a writing meme

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: I am so going to Hell (Going to hell)
2010-06-21 04:35 pm
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Builder's Estimates

Did I say Pepper/Natasha was going to be ~20k? I meant ~25k. Bit it's not going to go up to ~30k, at least. Really!

... (headdesk)

I just tapped 19k 20k, and the plot still needs to wrap up. Another day of in-fic time, I think. I figure another thousand for this scene, and then two thousand for the actual porn (should I manage actual porn; I have never written femslash porn!), and then one/two thousand words of wrap-up. Maybe a scene inserted in the middle to prop up a plot point. Cut some (most—all?) of the drunkenness... Four scenes more, tops!

... *whimper* What happened to 10k?!

ETA Which No One Will Care About: I posted a non-Marvel HC_Bingo thing. Prompt was "accidents", series is Final Fantasy XII, focus character is Larsa. Ye of Little Patience is over yonder.