dahlia_moon: (Default)
Dear self,
What are you trying to accomplish with this fic that's wanting to be an epic? Seriously, brain, get with the program and then send that program to my fingers. I would really appreciate it, thank you. (This is why I can't handle writing anything really long [really long for me being about 5k words] or handle brainstorm/outlining).

Unrelated to the above fic complaints - there was fic today:

The Honeymooners (or how a man gets to feel this way) (507 words)
Rating: General Audiences
Archive Warning: No Archive Warnings Apply
Category: M/M
Fandom: Hawaii Five-0 (2010)
Relationship: Steve McGarrett/Danny "Danno" Williams
Additional Tags: Marriage, Schmoop, Established Relationship

dahlia_moon: (batgirl!steph)
Finished a fic late last night and posted it today after a quick self-beta:

like a journey i just don't have a map for (1398 words)
Fandom: Power Rangers: Ninja Storm
Rating: Teen
Warning: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Hunter Bradley/Cameron Watanabe
Summary: Cam gets drunk, and tries to sleep with Hunter. It kinda doesn't work out for him that way.
Notes: Written for [community profile] smallfandomfest for fest10. For the prompt: Power Rangers, Ninja Storm, Cam/Hunter, morning after

I had wanted to write for this prompt many, many moons ago (alright - more like two fests or something-like-that ago). But then I could never write the beginning I wanted, and then this fic ended up being rewritten three times before it ever really was even finished so of course it's taken me like half a year or something to totally complete it and post it.

I like it now - as much as I like anything that I produce creatively (which is not very much - I'm sure, a month or two from now, I'll be embarrassed to remember I wrote this - my insecurities, ladies and gents).

BUT YAYYYYYYYY FINALLY IT'S FINISHED! *crosses off one fic, two more to go*

*celebrates*

I had also considered titling this "At the bottom of the bottle" but I don't know. And then I happened to be listening to Savage Garden in the background when I was finishing up and decided to steal the title from their lyrics.

Of course I was totally right about a theory I have and this thing that keeps happening to me where if I leave a story hanging in the middle of writing it, I have SUCH a hard time getting back to it. Like. So much difficulty, it's unbelievable.

I started writing this fic on Christmas Day, and I got through 977 words in one sitting. Then I left to do something, don't remember now, maybe to go eat or something (or to play Bejeweled), and when I got back to it, I had no idea how to continue. I hate when that happens - I make a good headway on a story and then I leave it for awhile to go do other things and when I come back to it, it's like I haven't looked at the story in YEARS (when - in reality - it's only been several hours at the most).

I always say I want to finish writing at least three prompts for the fest, but then January 31st comes around and I've like written one or none. Really, really hope I can break that trend this year.
dahlia_moon: (Ten Wet)
So I finished marathon-ing two whole seasons of Warehouse 13 plus the three episodes of s3 I saw when SyFy had their marathon last Friday. Once I can get a hold of season three, I'll watch that from the beginning too but so far Netflix doesn't have s3 (yet - blahhh). But I'm so proud of myself for getting through these two seasons in just one whole week! That never happens to me. I catch up on TV kinda like a turtle would catch up on races.

I'm also psyched that it's getting a fourth season.

Of course the minute I was (semi) caught up, I started plotting fic. A Steve Jinks/Joshua Donovan fic. I don't even know. I just know I need more of them in my life.
underneath your clothes (adult, 635 words) by favicondahlia_moon


And I rewatched recently s4 of another show I used to love once when it was on the air a few years ago, Wildfire. It made me think up (and write down about 1,000 or so words for mini_nanowrimo) of a Wildfire/Batman fusion fic in which Jason Todd = Kris Furillo's character, essentially. This is a story I'd really like to do, but it's a bit of an overwhelming project at the moment, mostly because I don't have any recollection of past seasons. I think this might be because I started watching late into s3 and never caught up and so am now tasked with watching the earlier seasons for the first time.

So many of the characters in Wildfire can translate quite easily into Batman characters too - well, maybe I'm exaggerating; only Jason's character can possibly translate over to the other universe while with the other characters, you might need to take some liberties.

And I just now realized: Kris Furillo is played by Genevieve Padalecki (née Cortese) who's married to Jared Padalecki (and she also played Ruby in Supernatural too) who plays Sam Winchester to Jensen Ackles' Dean Winchester in Supernatural WHO VOICED JASON TODD IN THE ANIMATED MOVIE, BATMAN: UNDER THE RED HOOD.

Six degrees of fandom, MY MIND, IT IS BLOWN.
dahlia_moon: (Sokka's ready for takeoff)
I kept waiting for some awesome Mason/Alaric/Damon and wheeeeeee!! someone finally answered my prayers - Here Comes Another Fall from Grace (I'm Always Falling On My Face)

And this is the lone story I wrote for Fall Fandom Free For All:
Sigh. It doesn't look like I'll be filling in any of the other prompts. Some are awesome and I'd like to write more for it, but the blankness I get whenever I try to start one of them is mocking me and so I start hating it and walk away in a huff. Well, fine prompt, if you don't want to be written, I won't write you. *iz five*

Speaking of writing, I started a document a while ago where I drop random titles that pop into my head for future stories that I might want to write. So far there are only several titles with no stories:

oo1: this isn't the apocalypse, but if it were, there'd be more angst

oo2: all the right moves

oo3: strawberry girl

oo4: the last will and testament of bruce wayne

oo5: the batgirl club

Of course, it also happens that the ideas I do have floating in my head and that I'm trying to write down have no titles. I don't even know.

Also, more speaking of writing: trolling[livejournal.com profile] mini_nanowrimo's friends' page, I found that someone had linked to something called Yarny...which looks like it's a writing program. Or something. For serious writers, who attempt novels every November (aka people who are NOT me but it looks fun to fool around with).

I haven't fooled around with it too much, but it looks like a plain Word document that also acts like an outline thingy. (I know there're similar programs out there but they cost money and this one looks like it's free>.) Which is yay for me because outlining for me does not end pretty. It's also providing to be useful for when I'm not on my own laptop, I can just log-in and access all my stuff (I know I could just email things back and forth between myself or have a private entry on here, but I'm pretty horrid at keeping updated versions and this saves automatically so you don't have to keep re-sending yourself emails or re-editing journal entries). Because I try to not turn on my own laptop until I get all my studying done and out of the way, but sometimes inspiration strikes and I can use my parents' notebook to jot things down. So there's that. And it has tags too, and you can color-code stuff *nerdgasm*.

And it's been awesomely easier for me to keep track of mini_nanowrimo stuff and daily wordcounts because there's a built-in word counter!! yayyy!! and I don't have to have a million word documents of sh*t saved on this - when I'm basically running out of disk space, as it is.

~*~

And my anime self:



I tried to put this up on Tumblr where I got it from but the image preview thingy is wonky and the image ends up being a very teeny, tiny not-quite-like-the-others image. Bah. So here's the site.
dahlia_moon: (Aang & Katara - very please with themsel)
Six-word stories are awesome and addicting - but I could only do three of them for now. I can't even write six-word stories? That's pretty much my conclusion! And that HP commentfic isn't like even 100 words. I dunno.

The Vampire Diaries, Jenna, decision

The Vampire Diaries, Caroline/Tyler, shall we dance?

Stargate: Atlantis, any male scientist/any male soldier, danger

Harry Potter, Sirius/Remus, coming home
dahlia_moon: (Stargate Dream)
♥ Whooooo!! Finished my [livejournal.com profile] pink_stargate entry! The Quest for True Luv (John/Rodney intentional badfic with intentional misspellings and with the caveat that it shouldn't be taken seriously because it was hurriedly written in one day and meant to be bad.)

Now if I could only finish at least one prompt I signed up for smallfandomfest, I'd totally love myself. I desperately wanted to finish all three prompts I picked to write for, but seeing as this round ends in eight days, I'm not holding out much hope. GOSH WHY SO FAIL SELF Ah well, at least I started it - that's half the battle.

♂ So Tumblr has been awesome for finding writing advice that rocks (among other awesome stuff that rocks)! A few links:
Nuts and Bolts: Thought Verbs by Chuck Palahniuk
Kurt Vonnegut's Rules for Writing Reprinted (very general but some pretty important points)
Chuck Palahniuk's 13 Writing Tips (again, more general advice but worth a read)
Writing every day...

Actually, I'd recommend just going through http://writingadvice.tumblr.com and their tags and trying to read everything posted there.

next up: totally finishing up memes awesome people gave me and some thoughts on shows I caught up with this past week and maybe some reviews of awesome comics/books read/to be read. This is what happens when I keep opening up this blog window to write in and keep writing in it for weeks and never hit the post button.
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY, [livejournal.com profile] ribbon_purple

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hope your birthday was awesome and fun-filled and you were spoiled rotten because you deserve to be. ♥♥
dahlia_moon: (Katara - Hearts)
My God - Rodney McKay just wouldn't shut up in my head and then he drove me to this! (It's really quite annoying.) Written in about three hours - unbeta'd and most likely a mess, so comments/critique will be most welcome.

Natural Progression | Sheppard/McKay | R (for strong language) | wc 2, 291 | Written for challenge #78 finally for [livejournal.com profile] mcsheplets


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dahlia_moon: (john + rodney bunny rabbits)
You may all blame [livejournal.com profile] ribbon_purple - or the bunnies, bunnies can never ever be resisted – because she created these Easter bunny icons. One icon in particular (that I'm using right now <----) featured two bunnies that were supposed to be John and Rodney, which is also where the first five lines of the dialogue come from (and are credited to her). (I dunno what it says about me that my first thought was ‘John and Rodney would be sooo cute if they were bunnies.’ *squeeeee*) Sadly, there aren’t any bunnies here, but I loved the dialogue and it obviously sparked something after my dry-spell with this fandom. 

Licking and Kissing | SGA, John/Rodney | PG | wc 524 | Rodney was quite sure John was possessed...otherwise he wouldn't be doing that.

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Shawn/Lassiter fics recced by category and alphabetized by title - also some gen and het snuck in here too.

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Notes:
1. Most of these stories can fit into more than one category - like they can fit both into the multi-part romance and smut category, but because I'm lazy, will just put it into one category.

2. Multi-part romance fics only list completed long fics as I don't read WIPs until they're finished. Probably missing a lot of fantastic fics, but this way I can be assured the story's finished.



Please feel free to comment with your own recs; this is still a major work in progress as there's new fic popping up all the time (and some I haven't gotten around to reading yet).
dahlia_moon: (Psych- ShawnxLassiter)
Shawn/Lassiter fics recced by category and alphabetized by title - also some gen and het sneaked in here too.

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Notes:
1. Most of these stories can fit into more than one category - like they can fit both into the multi-part romance and smut category, but because I'm lazy, will just put it into one category.

2. Multi-part romance fics only list completed long fics as I don't read WIPs until they're finished. Probably missing a lot of fantastic fics, but this way I can be assured the story's finished.



Please feel free to comment with your own recs; this is still a major work in progress as there's new fic popping up all the time (and some I haven't gotten around to reading yet).

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