riseupwithfists: art by rick veitch (batwomantutsi)
So I signed up for [community profile] mundane_bingo in the hopes of getting my fiction writing muscles back into shape, and my card has arrived!

mah card, let me show you it )

I have an insanely good one for "eating a meal". Or maybe it's just insane. Anyone wanna help me brainstorm?
riseupwithfists: art by rick veitch (abed/troy: where the air is sweet)
I'm calling it already: Toy Story 3 is the film to beat for best of the year. It's also the saddest film I've seen in quite some time. It's everything that the genre should be, and it's funny that this franchise is still the gold standard for the last fifteen or so years of animation; nobody does it better.

I hope that everyone is having a grand Monday morning. I'm currently drinking some coffee, preparing to watch the last episode of Treme (I'M SO EXCITED! I'M SO SCARED!) and trying to get back into the swing of writing:

-there's the Jaime story that's a deleted scene from Adventures in Solitude that J's been waiting for me to finish for ages (and I can actually finish it now that I've found my long-misplaced notebook!).

-I've got a ramble in me about the New Pornographers concert I went to last week, tying into my long post of notes, commentary, and annotations on Adventures in Solitude.

-I've got a Jason story that needs to be told (any other details would be spoilery).

-Annnnnd Tumblr spam of Wondercassie back when she was a wee tomboy baby dyke has inspired me to write Cassie and Titans ladies fic.

What should I try my hand at first?
riseupwithfists: art by rick veitch (ATOMIC!)
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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Oh, this is awesome. 100 ICONS OF JAIME. MAYBE.

I, um, just worked all day on the BB draft and sent it out to Team Beta. I'm going to go hide under a rock for about 48 hours now, AKA not look at the story for about twelve hours, play Sims, and try not to worry about everyone hating it BECAUSE THAT IS STUPID.
riseupwithfists: art by rick veitch (aww shitbuckets)
The Big Bang draft is due at 11:59 TONIGHT. I can make the deadline, but it might be a bumpy ride, seeing as my favorite scene hasn't really been written yet. Whoops.

I CAN DO IT, THOUGH. Part of which is turning off the internet until tonight, so this is my post out into the great wild internet yonder.

PRESENT BEFORE I GO: David Bazan - Fewer Broken Pieces this song is so recent canon Tim that it is scary:

one good friend remarks with a rightfully angry
"jesus, dude, none of us know what to do with you."
i in my pride responded "i've got news for you
none of you have to."

riseupwithfists: (bart goes to film school)
[community profile] three_weeks_for_dw is unfortunately coinciding with revision times/FINALS TIMES UGH, so it'll be more like two_weeks_for_me, but I really want to do this one because I know I've been promising meta recently:

What kind of topics/entries would you like to see me posting about? Any particular questions you've always wanted to ask me but have resisted because the answer would be a huge essay? Ever want to wind me up and watch me go on a particular topic? Anything you've heard me say "I should write that entry about _________ I've been meaning to write" and have been patiently waiting for?

Feel free to comment now, and I'll get back to these sometime within the three weeks. This way your suggestions can be all percolating in the back of my head whilst I study/revise/tear my hair out holy shit. Also, open to everyone. Lurkers welcome!

(TEAM BETA: I have made this sooooo fucking complicated for myself, but YOUR EXPERTISE WILL BE NEEDED... SOMETIME IN THE NEXT WEEK. I have a final the day that some sort of final draft is due, OF COURSE, but then posting doesn't start until May 10th so the "final" version I turn in doesn't have to be the final version that I post. Long story short, I'm in the middle of fits of inspiration and ecstasy and filling in blanks, and the story that you will receive to read will be about 98% complete. Current word count is ~31,000. It will be more by the end of the week when I send it out. This thing is getting fucking finished and it will be glorious I swear to Scarab.

I'm more than a bit stressed out about this because there's the story that it could easily be, and then there's the story that I WANT it to be, and I'm so afraid that time constraints and fear of taking risks (okay, time constraints) will make me settle for the easier route and this is the longest fic I've ever written with the intention of actually posting it in a complete manner and oh god I want to do Jaime justice because there is NO Jaime longfic out there and that's more than a little bit intimidating. I know I'm overthinking this but it's been in my head for SO LONG and I'm so worried that it's hackneyed and silly but oh man I want to do some of the more implicit things in it justice.

Ugh I hate how full of myself I sound. I just WANT TO DO JAIME JUSTICE.)


Apr. 15th, 2010 07:52 pm
riseupwithfists: art by rick veitch (jaime: adventures in solitude)

I was going to restart my writing juices by writing drabbles/short ficlets for my own benefit set in the universe of the story so I could get back into the feel of it all, and I was going to prompt myself by going all shuffley on my I-Tunes, but then the third song I got back was this and got all wibbly. Yeah yeah yeah it's the anthem of choice for all sad bastard teenagers, but not too long ago I was that sad bastard teenager and I hadn't heard the song in ages.

And the worst part is that it totally inspired me to construct backstory that won't actually go into the story but is succeeding wrt getting back into the writing groove and thinking about this particular universe. Curse you, sad bastard music!
riseupwithfists: art by rick veitch (roy and lian)
Amidst all of the end of semester stress, RL stress and editing my damn Jaime story, I suddenly want to sign up for Ladies Big Bang to write a story where, instead of falling victim to the Arrow family's abundant manpain, Lian and Mia are knocked into 616 New York right before before that certain plotpoint in Cry for Justice and, heh. Marvel at this brave new world, with such Avengers in it.

This would eventually become really hot Mia/Kate Bishop pornshipping in between the fish out of water shenanigans and fix-it ficcisms.
riseupwithfists: art by rick veitch (jaime: POWER FIST)
I have TURNED IN MY BIG BANG ROUGH DRAFT, ladies and gentlemen. It is by no means a full story, but the framework is there, it's over ten thousand words, and hopefully my summary is interesting enough to lure in potential artists without giving away the farm. So that's that. For now.

I'm going to be on spring break from, well, day after tomorrow until this time next week, basically. The lead up to this supposed vacation has been, of course, a fucking logistical nightmare and it kinda makes me want to just spend the week in bed instead, but whatever. Not sure about internet access at this point, so be excellent to each other.
riseupwithfists: art by rick veitch (boys i never said this job was easy)
So this is what happens when you wake up at six in the morning to largely finish your paper and it's too early to start the next one and you're maybe kinda procrastinating on your Big Bang.

This is dedicated to [personal profile] gloss and [personal profile] jubilancy (who may not know who the Mystery Solving Teens are but who certainly enjoys teenage boys being doofuses as long as they're fictional). This was inspired by [personal profile] gloss's lgbtfest prompt, but I'm not sure if the finished product counts exactly, so here it is. I've been wanting to write these dudes since Yuletide, people.

(Also, do you know how hard it is to write when neither of the two characters have names? And it just didn't seem right giving them any, so second person it is. Sorry about that. Fic from POV of the Mystery Solving Teen with the t-shirt and the shaggy hair. Also, the run-on sentences are a feature, not a bug. Or both, maybe?)

went to the park to get the scoop - aka the mystery solving teens spout dubious slang and get it on )

Bonus! Get your motherfucking Mystery Solving Teens icons here:


They are all for sharing if you're down with that. I'm feeling like a bit of an icon Communist today. Credit Kate Beaton, not me.
riseupwithfists: art by rick veitch (aww shitbuckets)
Official rough draft stats:

Pages: 54

Words: 23,137

Integral Scenes Still Entirely Unwritten: 3/3.5

Integral Scenes in Need of Further Elaboration: 6

Standing Plot Holes: 2

Estimated Wordcount by Deadline: 27,000-30,000

Worries of Characterization Fail: Legion

The Difficulty of Creating a Convincing Dramatic Macro: Harder than expected!

"Oh, Shit, what did I get myself into" Quotient: through the roof
riseupwithfists: scarab's text bubbles re: how much he loves jaime reyes (scarab harts jaime)
Note to self: You could call your CBB story Beetle Husbandry. Nobody is going to stop you.

But you probably shouldn't. Save it for that epic Jaime/Scarab screwball comedy you may or may not write someday.

The real purpose of this post is to announce that my goal is to write five thousand words + by Monday. Or else... something. Hold me accountable, Internets.
riseupwithfists: art by rick veitch (kon&tim: time is just a hunger)
So Tim was like this: Cue the Strings - Low

But now he's more like this: Walk Into the Sea - Low Still depressio as all hell, but at least a little more chipper about it.

Anyway, as delightful as Tim and Kon's interactions have been, someone's been missing.

rule of thirds: 850ish words. written this morning during class and therefore probably a bit doofy. )
I love how I was making fun of the "Bart tells it like it is" trope less than forty-eight hours ago, and now I am wallowing in it with gleeful abandon.

And a link which is related if you squint the right way: AHAHAHAHAHAHA.
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I have finally begun to post my responses to the prompt meme:

-Cassie and Mia got it going on for [personal profile] gloss

-THE FIRST PIECE OF KON/PACO IN THE HISTORY OF THE WORLD for [personal profile] jubilancy.

The rest will pop up soon!


Jan. 11th, 2010 12:45 pm
riseupwithfists: (bart goes to film school)
I am quite tempted to sign up for Comics Big Bang for the express purpose of getting my shit done, aka the longfic I've been working on for quite some time. While I'm planning on finishing this thang either way, this could also scratch my itch re: wanting to participate in a fandommy shindig again.

Pros to this notion:

-I could spend the next month focusing on school/life disasters/other fiction and then finish the story at my quasi-leisure.

-I work better under deadlines imposed by others and not myself. Also, the deadline is not ridiculously close, but also close enough so I don't lose all interest in the ideas I'm working with. I also really like the month gap between the rough draft being due and the final draft being due, as I adore/abhor/adore the editing process and therefore need a lot of time.

-The story is already in the neighborhood of 20-something-thousand words, so meeting the length requirements in the time permitted will not be a problem.

-Part of me is secretly in love with the story and would love an audience for it. If I freak out about this, I can always drop out.


Cons to this notion:

-I try to avoid fandom deadlines and challenges since I usually crash and burn in dramatic fashion (this may well be offset by the fact that I have more than the minimum in story already).

-Aforementioned deadline could cause me to procrastinate like a motherfucker in a way which wouldn't have happened if I were on my own deadline.

-The fic as currently imagined involves various multimedia elements (playlists, easter eggs, etc) which might be too complicated for a fic under a Big Bang banner. Feel free to correct me on this one, as I've never signed up for one before and therefore am not fully aware of what's considered to be "too much".

-The fic will be given more publicity and I still do not know if I want more than four people reading it (Please file this one under "My Issues").

-Fandom and I aren't really speaking to each other much these days, and the resulting reintroduction might be too weird (file this one under "My Issues" as well).

What should I do, oh trusted ones? I think I know the answer, but you know. The important thing is to get this baby out into the world with as little fuss as possible.
riseupwithfists: art by rick veitch (jaime: adventures in solitude)
Does anyone know of a Western world-based source text where all or almost all of the character deaths or departures are the straight white men? In texts where the character pool is significantly more varied than just straight white men, obviously.

Does such a source text even fucking exist? And I'm not trying to sound snide or trolly, I just honestly don't know, though I have my suspicions.

Tonight I tried to keep my story from becoming a full on musical because that's a bit hard to make work in the written word, and I watched Community for the first time. It was cute!
riseupwithfists: art by rick veitch (monica: lolz)
Writing my next fic in the form of Extreme Advertisements, best idea ever or Best Idea Ever Goddamn?
riseupwithfists: art by rick veitch (monica: lolz)
New resolution: that my shiny new laptop will make it easier for me to stop making excuses and just write.

...yeah, this'll go well. Resolutions are good, though!


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