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2014-01-11 09:13 pm

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Myaru's entry kind of makes me feel bad about not posting here as much as I used to. I kind of miss this site, since I know it's more conducive to discussion than Tumblr. Sadly, I also know most of you have gone to Tumblr!

Lately I have had quite a few FE thoughts, but mostly concerning FE13. P: And I always hesitate to post FE7/8/9/10 (whatever) thoughts because I'm generally sure that people are sick of seeing those; they tend to be the same or similar to things I've posted in the past.

I usually discuss writing ideas with Kender as it is, so that leaves...what? for this journal? Meta? Random blatherings about the various fandoms I'm in? I'm not sure. I should rewrite my Rose of Versailles thoughts and post them here, though; they were disjointed when I put them on Tumblr. P:

Hmm. (I totally forget all my tags here.)
lyndis: (André OM NOM NOM)
2012-12-30 12:32 pm

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Have you ever read a 'fic, and you were just so amazed by it that you couldn't stand it? You can't pinpoint whether it's jealousy or amazement that you're even feeling, because it's just that good of a story?

There's this one 'fic I just keep coming back to. Well, two, really. I mean, in my lifetime there have only ever been a handful of 'fics that I kept being blown away by, even after I'd re-read more than a few times.

I swear, as soon as the boyfriend goes home...I am going to write so much ToS 'fic it will hurt everyone around me. I SWEAR.


Random aside: My Great Books class says...there are no books. Now. Someone explain to me how that works, exactly. -_-
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2012-10-13 09:56 pm

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That feeling when you look down at the scale and you see you weigh the same as a favorite character of yours.

...And realize you're several inches shorter.

But for some reason you're still amused/pleased/something.


For the last few weeks I have been prowling around the house eating bags of junk food and...well, pretty much everything in sight.


Today a baby-things magazine came for me.

My parents: Is there something you want to tell us? :U
Me: Uhm. No?


Analysis is haaaaaaaaaaard. Whine. Sob. Cry. TL;DR SCHOOL STUFF. )


Oh well. Maybe the Road to Avonlea episode will be better. It's the one were Gus plays his fiddle/violin for Hetty after she pesters him endlessly to go to school. Makes me cry every time.

>> I mean.

lyndis: (Kent/Lyn Here For You)
2012-07-20 10:27 am

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Someone on my RealID on WoW got me hooked on dual-boxing. >> The funny thing is that my "slave" (i.e., Follow) toon is the one that's out DPSing my "Master" (i.e., Lead) toon. What even.


I'm cleaning all the things today, focusing mostly on laundry because my closet got full to bursting. Now that my sister is moving her stuff out, that gives me another closet to store my crap, so winter stuff will go in one, while summer+pants/etc will go in the other. My underthings and pajamas barely are fitting in the bureau though, how sad. BUT. LUCKILY. MY SISTER MOVED SO HER BUREAU IS NOW MY BUREAU! (This just occurred to me about two seconds ago.)


Tiny is in heat again. I can't wait until I get my compensation check. I don't care if it's just for $100 so long as I can get that cat fixed. She's annoying normally but it gets worse when she's in heat. She spends all day rolling around in my cords knocking my speakers off the desk.

That said, normally she spends her days knocking my ponies off of their shelf. I'll look over and she'll be standing on the bookshelf, her foot sticking all the way out, a sad helpless pony dangling from her claws by its tail.


I found a bunch of Pokémon plushies and stuff that a friend gave me. I hadn't even remembered I had them. o_o They were stuffed into this cute little tote bag with a pokéball on it, too. Hee.


Cleaning cleaning cleaning cleaning. I have to get this done before next WEDNESDAY because that's when Neal will show up, Wednesday night. Arrgghhhh. I have so much work to do. Sob. Sob. Sob. As soon as I'm done with the clothes I'mma run to the store. Busybusy.


I found a cute little meme to rec fic that really "wowed" you so I'll probably do that one later as soon as I can get a huge job off of my checklist.


Watching DBZ as I do my laundry (since it's RARRRRRRRRR SPESHUL BEAM CANONZ for like four episodes in a row, if I walk away I probably didn't miss a damn thing), but while I'm playing WoW I'm rewatching Rose of Versailles. I forgot how different the manga is from the anime, geesh, but it's still good!! Episode 8 is my favorite I think, that appears in the anime but not the manga. Episodes 1 and 2 are yawnworthy.
lyndis: (André OM NOM NOM)
2012-07-15 02:18 am

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Okay, license plate decision is between:


Still trying to pick. I'll decide tomorrow.


Oh look I WROTE A FIC for Rose of Versailles for BASTILLE DAY. sob.

It's not that good.

I have this problem when I write. I write sentences that sound cool to me, and then later when I go back and read them, I realize that, actually, the order I put those words in makes those sentences read like A SLUSHPILE MIXED WITH GRAVEL. Wow. That's why my old DBZ 'fics were SO BAD. My ideas might have been ace, but my execution was AWFUL. It made sense in my head, but later I realized I wrote everything in convoluted, almost backward ways. Not sure why I do that.

I wish I had known to proofread back then. -_-


I was thinking last night of the 'fics I regret abandoning. I have abandoned a LOT of 'fics. I've left a lot of POSTED 'fics abandoned, even the really popular ones from old fandoms like Rurouni Kenshin (NO THOSE WILL NEVER BE UPDATED OH GOD NO THEY WERE SO BAD).

But the one 'fic I regret abandoning the MOST was Then You Stand. Why? Cause that thing was the hardest 'fic I have ever tried to write. EVER. I complain about how hard lots of 'fic is to write, or 'fic in general, but writing the...second chapter was the biggest challenge of my life, for a lot of reasons.

I'm actually ASHAMED that I never finished that story. I get reviews on occasion for it still, and I get PMs semi-regularly from people hoping I'll update it. I really think I should go back to the RoV fandom and update it. Rewatch the anime, read the manga in French, get back into the fandom and be a badass. The people there are pretty much the nicest ever.

That story was one of my MUST WRITE things. The theme was, anyway. Not because I'm into freaky shit, but because, well, it's something I've wanted to write to prove that Everyone Else Does It Wrong-- since I was in the Tales of Symphonia fandom and I read a downright horrid story there that just pissed me off to high heaven. My ToS story (same theme) was terrible and fell through the floor. (Also I switched the main pairing JUST to piss people off. HAH.)

(Also, ToS. I wanna replay it SO BAD. But who has that kinda time, right?!)


family drama woo )

Blah blah blah. I know that fighting with siblings is somewhat normal, but in this household that is taken WAY, WAY too far. Like Outer Limits far. Wendy and I made up in like an hour, we always do. But I just give up with talking reason with people who refuse to listen. Casting pearls before swine and all that.
lyndis: (Default)
2012-06-26 09:33 pm

[Meta] Dream'fic

So I was trolling around in the DBZ fandom and suddenly I stopped and I thought, Maaaaan, I remember my dream'fic for this fandom.

You know, that one 'fic you always needed to write. The one you can't forget about. Or two. Or ten. Or twenty. Maybe dream'fics is a better term, but sometimes in older, forgotten/abandoned fandoms, there was just this ONE story that you really wanted to write, to get out there, and you still think about it even if it's been 10 years since you were actually active or known in that fandom.

You know what I'm talking about. You're probably thinking about it right now. SO TELL ME ABOUT IT. And tell me why you've always wanted to write it. I mean, what's the motivation behind wanting to write it? Is there a certain satisfaction you want to feel? And if someone ELSE wrote it, would that make you just as happy?

So my "dream'fics" are:

Dragonball Z: Mirai/Future!fic. Oh man. I always wanted to write a REAL future'fic. Sure, I wrote one, String of Fate-- but for the love of God don't read it. It needs edited. I used the wrong "then/than" in there somewhere. UGH. Either way, the reason I felt I needed to write a future!timeline 'fic was because THERE WERE SO MANY. SO MANY UNFINISHED ONES. And I found that more disappointing than anything, ever. So much potential. Such an interesting playground. I guess the fate of certain characters (coughGohancough) turned away a lot of people, but there's still his life to write about, you know? He fought the Androids for how long? I felt there just needed to be a complete, satisfying-ending 'fic for that timeline. I would be over the moon if someone ELSE wrote this-- cause it would save me so much time.

Pokémon: You guys will laugh me off of LJ/DW for this one: I used to have this huge, sprawling plot written out in a notebook for a 'fic about a 30-something Ash who actually has cancer, and his last wish is to travel around Kanto on his original journey one last time. So silly. But it had the old gang in it and it was fun to think about. I'll probably never write it but I think about it a lot. I also had a nice outline for a 'fic where sometime in the future I think Misty was married and had quit running the Cerulean City Gym, but tbh I don't remember enough about that one to ever pick it up again.

Harry Potter: The werewolf idea, obviously, where Tonks ends up bitten by a werewolf (who isn't Remus). I might yet do this one but it's not an easy story to work on. P: If someone else wrote this I'd be pissed. MY IDEA BITCHES.

Fire Emblem 7: It's a damn three-way tie between The Novelization, All About Us, and and and Another Heart Calls. Dafuq. I think the novelization wins ONLY because I have sooo much damn headcanon that I want to squeeze it all into ONE FIC and make it COHERENT but I doubt I can do that. Sigh. That said, I also have this awful urge to write a Wallace and Vaida epic-- it's even beating out my ridiculous idea for the Merlinus epic. Shut up you know you'd read a Merlinus epic because it's such a stupid idea.

Fire Emblem 8: I have NEVER told anyone this, I don't think, but I wanted to write a semi-novelization alllllllll from limited 3rd Lute's perspective. YOU KNOW THAT WOULD BE SUCH A TRIP.

Fire Emblem 9/10: Uhmmm Kitty can attest that I spent many hours outlining Stand, a Haar/Jill 'fic that I CAN'T REMEMBER IF I STARTED OR NOT. I think there was another one, too, but for the life of me I can't remember what it was about and I'm not sure why. (I am so tired, ugh.)

Rose of Versailles: Say It's Possible. 88,000 words. Written. 10k posted. I am. So lazy. And I think maybe I should review that 'fic and see if it's as bad as I remember it being. It might have had potential. But it was so hard to balance the idea for it between the manga and the anime. Because Oscar is different in the anime than in the manga. The manga has her all YEAH WHERE ARE MY LOWLY SOLDIERS POPS? And the anime has her going NAW I DO WUT I WANT AND I DUN WANT THE MILITARY. (SPEAKING OF ROSE OF VERSAILLES, [personal profile] forcedsimile, WHERE IS THE REST OF THE OSCAR-WAS-RAISED-AS-A-GIRL FIC?! sob)

And a random assortment:

-I always wanted to write a really great Aoshi/Misao 'fic but I can't seem to accomplish that goal. /fail
-I feel like I should make up for all my shitty InuYasha 'fic by writing something good.
-I am a bad person for never writing Digimon 01/02 'fic despite being a fan. (I EVEN WROTE GILMORE GIRLS FIC. COME THE FUCK ON.)
-The Irresponsible Captain Tylor needs fic. But. I'm always so short on ideas.
-I need to make up for my blunder in the Ranma 1/2 section by writing something good. But someone beat me to the best 'fic in the fandom already. If you want a link I will link it!
-Speaking of making up for incoherent badfic: Dragonball Z.
-SPEAKING OF MAKING UP FOR REALLY SHITTY FIC, TALES OF SYMPHONIA. I admit, Once Upon a Tomato was pretty great, but Take Me Away? Oh my God what a terrible fic. Terrible. Terrible fic. TERRIBLE. FUCKING. TERRIBLE. Oh my God.

also it's not meta month but what the hey.
lyndis: (Oscar's Gift)
2012-03-12 08:59 pm

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That was a long 9.5 hours. Yeesh.

That said, it's the Fandom Secrets Meme again.


Gotta say I always hated being blonde until I watched Rose of Versailles. And then I was like, oh hey, you can be badass AND blonde...sweet! It also helped me understand when people said things like, "Finally, a character I can identify with!" due to race or gender or looks. And now I'm like, hey, I understand now. I GET IT.
lyndis: (André OM NOM NOM)
2012-01-21 03:21 am

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I've been rewatching Rose of Versailles in French. It's weird getting used to the voice actors-- they're so DIFFERENT!-- but it's pretty interesting.

I also wanted to say that


and the guilt is settling in from not updating Then You Stand (because I /still/ get emails about that one) and for only posting 14k of that 88k story I wrote. DERP de herp. To be fair the 88k story was REALLY BAD. All the extra detail possible just to hit the 50k mark for NaNo in...whatever year that was. 08? 09? I CANNOT RECALL.

Either way. Hooollly crap I miss writing for that fandom. I could probably write much better stuff now, too. QQ
lyndis: (André OM NOM NOM)
2012-01-18 12:52 pm

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I dreamed a bunch of crossover stuff. Some weird combination of a Fire Emblem 7 novelization but there was a dash of Harry Potter in there because a.) the mages had wands (lol) and b.) I don't remember now but I swear it was very HPish. And then to add in even more confusing there was World of Warcraft.

WTB FE version of WoW? Not sure if want.

Trying to decide if I'd rather rewatch DBZ (starting with Buu saga) or Rose of Versailles (in French). Hmm hmmmmmmm well DBZ is more difficult to track down (Takes up an entire cupboard alone basically)