The Ultimate Malcolm and Jamie Novel

  • May. 27th, 2017 at 5:21 PM
teyla: Malcolm Tucker in front of a Sun headline spelling out 'Silly Tucker'. Malcolm is obscuring the T. ([ttoi] silly tucker)
I finished my fiiiiiiiiiiiiic. :D :D :D

51,256 words. It's in beta now (poor [personal profile] topaz_eyes and [personal profile] neery). I can't wait to post. I've never been this excited about a fic. I got up at 6:30 every day the past couple of weeks so I'd be able to write for an hour before work. THAT'S HOW EXCITED I AM. :D

I will make another post later with some other updates (my new job, the zoo, that sort of thing) but I feel like finishing this fic deserves its own post. Longest fic I've ever written! :D

Look at my research post; it's taken on terrifying dimensions since I posted it.

I'm thinking about posting in chapters. There are eight chapters of roughly six- to eight thousand words, and I could post them in weekly installments. That's still a sizeable amount of words per week, and I might get some more traction in this tiny, tiny fandom (which is mainly on tumblr, sadly enough) if I drag out the posting process a little. I don't feel too bad about it when I've got the fic already finished. At least I can guarantee folks that it will be completed.

So, yeah. Watch this space! I'll definitely post a link here, too.

That Jamie/Malcolm Fic

  • Apr. 11th, 2017 at 9:26 PM
teyla: Mary Morstan from Sherlock giving a thumbs-up. (Default)
Oh God.

Turns out I was wrong in my last post. I wasn't past the midpoint in my fic; I am now, and the slump is a BAD ONE. Also I passed the midpoint at ~17k words, which means the fic will not be a reasonable ~20k, but more a very UNREASONABLE 35k to 40k. WHY.

I wish I were better at outlining. My structure/ pacing usually works once my fic is done, but I cannot outline for the life of me. If I try, I will inevitably veer off the outline on plot point one at the very latest. And then I end up writing whatever feels right, until I hit the midpoint, and then I flail and cringe and force myself to keep writing, until I hit plot point two. I know I will eventually, and then it'll get easier again, but it's so hard to get through that middle part. Especially when you don't know if you're on the right track. I don't know what plot point two is going to be, so I don't know a) if I'm writing the right thing to get there, and b) how much I have left to write until I hit it. It's so exhausting.

Of course, this would be made easier if I knew what my second plot point were, and what needs to happen between it and the midpoint. It doesn't seem like it should be that hard to figure out, but for some reason, my brain just goes blank if I try to plot it out. It's as if part of me is convinced that I can't know until I've written everything leading up to it. This makes no sense, brain. Stop being difficult.

How does it work for you guys? Do you outline? Do you then stick to your outline/ abandon it? Do you just write whatever feels right? Do you have to fix a lot of pacing in your editing?

Inquiring minds want to know.

Research Post - Thick of It

  • Mar. 28th, 2017 at 8:23 PM
teyla: Mary Morstan from Sherlock giving a thumbs-up. (Default)
I'm writing The Thick of It fic and it involves a lot of research, so I'm going to keep track of my links in this post. If you're interested in 1980s Scotland and/or Catholicism, some of this might actually be interesting to you!

Links Under the Cut. )

Commentporn Round 4

  • May. 5th, 2011 at 11:12 AM
teyla: Mary Morstan from Sherlock giving a thumbs-up. ([dw] doughnuts)
Guys, I miss writing. I really, really do, and I wish I could get back into it. I've tried, cobbling together some Arthur/Ariadne stuff, but it doesn't seem to be happening. I don't really have any incentive to sit down and write, so I usually end up going and killing time playing Fable III or reading bad Arthur/Eames porn at the AO3.

So. I'm asking you to give me incentive. It's prompts time! :D?

The idea is roughly the same as my previous commentporn posts (first come first serve; I will only write as many prompts as I feel inspired for), but there will be some fandom restrictions this time, and it doesn't have to be a porny prompt. (Although those are easier to write, so if you have a porny prompt, please don't hold back.) Feel free to go as kinky as you like, feel free to prompt anonymously if you prefer that, and feel free to link others to this post, if you think they have a prompt they'd enjoy reading my fill for.

. . . I just tried to come up with a list of fandoms I'd be happy to write in, but it got longer and longer and I started to just kind of copy my tags list, so forget about the fandom restrictions. I'm most interested in Inception prompts at the moment, as well as RTD era Who, especially Doctor/Master. Anything else is fair game, too, though; I enjoy a challenge. I don't think I'd want to write House or SGA, and if I've never heard of the fandom your prompt is from or if I feel like I won't be able to do it justice, I will let you know.

So, yeah. Prompt away!

Tarot Cards. And a meme-like thing.

  • Dec. 29th, 2010 at 8:36 PM
teyla: Mary Morstan from Sherlock giving a thumbs-up. ([oft] castiel is out of minutes)
I bought a set of Tarot cards. It's Aleister Crowley's Thoth Tarot deck, and I freely admit that I picked this one mostly because a) it was created by a dude called Crowley, b) it had pretty pictures, and c) it came in a pocket deck version that is smaller than the usual card size, and was cheaper than all the others.

Tarot cards. )

Speaking of plots, yesterday, when I was in Roanoke with Jasper and [personal profile] sirdoctoroftardis, I remembered a game I used to play with my sister. One player would name a character, or a pair of characters, an object, and an event/something that has to happen. So, for example, player one could name Dean and Castiel, a bible, and a condom being blown up like a balloon. Player two then has to take the character(s), the object and the event and integrate them in a plot outline. Lather, rinse, repeat. It's fun, and sometimes you come up with really cool plots that will spawn bunnies and make you end up wanting to write fic.

So! Let's play? Character(s), object, event, and I will come up with a plot outline. If I successfully manage to do so, I will give you a character, an object and an event in return. (Only if you want me to. You don't have to reciprocate if you don't feel like it.) If you're lucky, commentfic might happen. Maybe.

Yuletide, RP, Writing, and a Poll

  • Dec. 20th, 2010 at 10:27 PM
teyla: Mary Morstan from Sherlock giving a thumbs-up. ([otf] torchwood jack)
Yuletide finished, beta'ed, edited and posted. My first Yuletide experience: could have been a lot worse. I am sort of curious to see what my Yuletide writer came up with. They haven't defaulted; I guess that's a good sign.

Writing that fic made me miss writing. I love RPing, but writing is just an entirely different kettle of fish. Roleplaying is good because it keeps you writing--someone tags you, you sort of have to tag back eventually, no matter if you feel like it or not. But it's also bad because it's so self-indulgent. You never have to streamline anything, you never have to structure a plot, and if you get bored with a thread, you can drop it and start a new one. You can create stories, in RP, but a lot of the time, you're just kind of . . . sharing your thoughts on yaoi your character. In tag-form. You do get to know your character very well, but in order to tell a story, you need more than just a character.

That sounds very snotty and condescending and makes it sound like I think writing is "better" than RPing. I don't. I just think there's a bigger difference between the two than people realize. I do know that I love RPing, and that I still feel that I should turn Jasper's and my epic Doctor/Master AU into fic. Because I love that AU, and I love its story, and I want to be able to share it.

My thoughts on RP, let me show you them. Maybe I'll start writing fic again when I have a new fandom I can get excited about. The new Torchwood needs to start airing already. By the way--how is that fandom going to work? Are they going to run it on the old [livejournal.com profile] torch_wood comm? Because . . . I can't see that ending well. Not with that comm being mostly about the Jack/Ianto and SIJ crowd.

Poll #5407 DW Torchwood Comm
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 5


Should I create a Torchwood comm on DW?

View Answers

Yes, you should!
2 (40.0%)

Ahaha. If you want to do that to yourself, sure.
4 (80.0%)

I don't think many people would notice it/join it.
0 (0.0%)

No, you shouldn't. You modding a TW comm would be a bad idea.
0 (0.0%)

Something else that I will tell you in the comments.
0 (0.0%)

Serious Poll Is Serious

  • Jul. 19th, 2010 at 7:37 AM
teyla: Mary Morstan from Sherlock giving a thumbs-up. ([dw] doughnuts)
Hello livejournal. I am still alive. Still working. Only 10 more working days to get through, including today. Wooh!

Bought my ticket for Christmas. I will be in the US, Washington DC area, from December 11 until January 2. I'm not flying via New York this time, sadly (sorry, [livejournal.com profile] onceforluck!), but directly into DC. I am still thinking about whether or not to buy tickets for September. The decision, it is a hard one.

I've also been rereading Sherlock Holmes short stories, and my brain insists I should write a Holmes/Who crossover, written in Sherlock Holmes short story style with Watson narrating, where Ten visits Holmes to consult him on a case.

[Poll #1593946]

Serious Poll Is Serious

  • Jul. 19th, 2010 at 7:26 AM
teyla: Mary Morstan from Sherlock giving a thumbs-up. ([dw] doughnuts)
Hello livejournal. I am still alive. Still working. Only 10 more working days to get through, including today. Wooh!

Bought my ticket for Christmas. I will be in the US, Washington DC area, from December 11 until January 2. I'm not flying via New York this time, sadly (sorry, [livejournal.com profile] onceforluck!), but directly into DC. I am still thinking about whether or not to buy tickets for September. The decision, it is a hard one.

I've also been rereading Sherlock Holmes short stories, and my brain insists I should write a Holmes/Who crossover, written in Sherlock Holmes short story style with Watson narrating, where Ten visits Holmes to consult him on a case.

Have a very serious poll on the matter.

Commentporn Post, Round 3

  • May. 26th, 2010 at 5:41 PM
teyla: Daisy from Spaced reading a porn mag. ([otf] huge fat cocks)
Hello! This is another commentporn post, like this one and this one.

Prompt me, and I will write you commentporn. First come first serve; I reserve the right to turn down a prompt if I don't know how to make it work. I will write as many prompts as I have inspiration for. Any pairing, any fandom, any kink, het, slash, femslash. Aaannd . . .

Go!

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Fic Endeavor

  • May. 23rd, 2010 at 1:34 AM
teyla: Cartoon Ten typing on top of the TARDIS like Snoopy. ([dw] ten snoopy)
I've decided to turn [livejournal.com profile] mind_the_tardis's and my epic role play AU about the Doctor and the Master as humans into fic.

Wish me luck.

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Meme, and a survey.

  • May. 17th, 2010 at 1:45 AM
teyla: Cartoon Ten typing on top of the TARDIS like Snoopy. ([dw] ten snoopy)
Q&A MEME
- Leave me a comment saying you want to participate.
- I'll respond by asking you five questions.
- Update your journal with the answers to your questions.

[livejournal.com profile] daphnie_1 asked:

1) If you went on Mastermind, what would your specialist subject be?
Iii dunno? There's nothing specific I'm good at; I'm more a general knowledge kind of person. Maybe geography. Or Doctor Who. If I can pick a television show. I have to admit that I've never watched a complete episode of Mastermind.

2) If you could run away with: The Doctor, the Master, the Rani or Romana, who would you choose?
The Doctor. The Master's too nuts, the Rani's too fixated on science, and Romana's a pain in the ass. Yes, I would even run away with Four. I would probably push him off a cliff, though.

3) As a future television producer, which TV show do you think has had the most defining effect on you?
Definitely Doctor Who. Or, to be precise, RTD's era. It was the first television show that gripped me not only on a fannish level, but on a level where I looked past the characters at the production team and decided that yes, this is what I want to do. The confidentials helped--watching them, and seeing how much effort people put in this project, and how many people are involved in creating it, made me realize that this is a process I would love to be part of. So, yes, RTD's Who.

4) You have the chance to say anything to any historical figure. Who do you pick and what do you say?
Even if I could talk to historical figures, I probably would fail to see the point. Nothing I could say would make a difference, since history has already happened. That said, I might go back and tell Gandhi that I think he was a wonderful, smart person, and that I hope that his work and his ideas will continue to be remembered far into the future.

5) What do you think makes a good story?
This gets a cut because it's long. )

Also, if you're a role player; an f-lister linked to a survey an academic friend of hers is conducting as part of her research for her master's thesis. It's about gender and sexuality of players and characters in role play games. It took me about an hour to fill out. If you have Thoughts On Role Play, you can totally knock yourself out in this survey.

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A Very Long Entry About Mary Sues

  • Apr. 13th, 2010 at 7:23 PM
teyla: Scully looking smug under a drawn lightbulb, captioned brains. ([xf] scully brains)
So apparently, there's this huge back-and-forth going on in fandom at the moment about Mary Sues and whether they are evil, good, bad, harmless, harmful, sent from the Pit to devour us all, or whatever. I should probably put a disclaimer here saying that I usually look at metafandom only to the extent of reading the little copy-and-pasted paragraphs they put in the link collection posts--those usually give you the gist of the post they're linking to. But this isn't really a response to the discussion that's been going on in fandom. It's just my thoughts on Mary Sue--as a fanfic writer and role player, of course I have them, and since it's raining and I don't want to think about my uni work, I will type them up.

Mary Sues. )

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Commentporn Post, Round 2

  • Feb. 25th, 2010 at 8:28 PM
teyla: Mary Morstan from Sherlock giving a thumbs-up. ([dw] d/m bad romance)
The internet is dead and I am bored out of my mind, so let's play the free porn ficlet game. It has been played before on this journal, here.

The rules are simple: Whoever comments first is getting commentporn. Any pairing, any fandom--het, slash, or femmeslash. I should be at least marginally familiar with the fandom, but if you want to make me write something I don't know anything about, link me to a couple of youTube clips and I'll see what I can do. If I feel like writing more after the first commentfic, I'll update this post to say so, so if you miss your chance in the first round, watch this space.

On three, post a prompt that you've always wanted to see me write. One, two, three, go!

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Help Haiti

  • Jan. 14th, 2010 at 2:45 PM
teyla: Cartoon Ten typing on top of the TARDIS like Snoopy. ([dw] ten snoopy)
Help_Haiti -- it's a comm where fandom members are auctioning off fanworks in order to collect money for the earthquake victims in Haiti.

My thread is here. I'm offering one fic between 500 and 1,000 words for a prompt and pairing of your choice. I'll write for any fandom, provided I have at least marginal knowledge of the characters. The auction closes on January 20.

Go for it. This is your chance to make me write fluffy Dean/Sam crossdressing fic.

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I've Got A Jar Of Dirt

  • Dec. 2nd, 2009 at 9:29 PM
teyla: Mary Morstan from Sherlock giving a thumbs-up. (Default)
Hiiii everyone. I still haven't written the fic that I owe you. I KNOW I FAIL. I'm sorry. But of course, this won't keep me from being a meme sheep.

THE FANFICTION LOVE MEME


I should write more stuff. I haven't written anything proper in forever. Oh well, I will again at some point.

I watched White Collar! How awesome is that show? It seriously hits all my kinks like someone going over a checklist. Look at the shininess that is one of the promo pics.

Blatant slash under the cut. )

There is also a kink meme, [livejournal.com profile] collarkink. Just reading the unfilled prompts had me shifting in my chair, and not because I was uncomfortable. I haven't written anything yet, but I definitely might. Neal/Peter/Elizabeth ftw. I don't think my interest will go much further than the shiny slash and the threesome and pegging opportunities, though. It's a neat show, but it's not that neat.

In other news . . . I'll probably have to watch Life on Mars US. I want to write my essay for my Contemporary British TV unit about a British program that was adapted by another culture, how the two programs ended up being different, and what made the original uniquely British. Which means I get to deconstruct Life on Mars US piece by piece and can even sound smart while I'm doing it. Win. Downside is, I'll have to actually watch it first.

I have nothing of interest to say. I have to finish two uni projects until the eleventh, which means I'm kind of flailing and busy while not being busy at all, if that makes sense. And I'm flying to Germany to see the parents on the 15th.

I'm not being very interesting in this post. But there was a nice picture and a link to a kink meme; I hope that made up for it. And here's Captain Jack Sparrow being a spazz.

Campy pirate under the cut. )

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PROMPT ME~~~

  • Nov. 8th, 2009 at 11:53 PM
teyla: Daisy from Spaced reading a porn mag. ([otf] huge fat cocks)
I was rereading some of my old pornfic yesterday, and man, that was depressing. I used to be able to off-the-cuff 1,000 or more words of PWP easily. Now, I struggle with every sentence, no matter if what I'm writing is porn or something else. I haven't posted fic in almost a year, either.

So. Whoever comments first is getting commentporn. Any pairing, any fandom--het, slash, or femmeslash. Give me a pairing and a prompt, and I shall try and see if I can force my PWP muse to actually do its job for once.

Come on, guys. This is your chance to make me write Ten/Rose. Or House/Cameron. Or Gwen/Arthur. Don't miss out! *insert commercial jingle*

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Wednesday Night Ramble

  • Oct. 22nd, 2009 at 1:07 AM
teyla: Mary Morstan from Sherlock giving a thumbs-up. ([dw] vegetable)
I just made pancakes. I had no eggs, so I had to make them without eggs, and the recipe put a ridiculously tiny amount of sugar into them, so I fixed that, and also, I threw some cocoa in there to make them more chocolate-y, and somehow, I managed to get some chili in there as well, so they were a lot more spicy than pancakes usually are.

BUT THEY WERE PANCAKES AT 1 AM AND THEY WERE TASTY. Om nom.

Remember how I was vidding The Noose? Well, I still am, but I decided to take a break and vid The Kill instead. It's a Dresden Dolls song, and ever since I heard it, I wanted to do something with it, because it's awesome. I'm kind of compiling a 3-minute-long watch-Ten-be-a-goof clipshow, and it is depressing the fuck out of me. TEN. Don't go. :( (Insert obligatory comment about how it's good that he's leaving now, because I don't want Moffat to get his hands on the character, etc etc. Still, the tenth Doctor era ending, it's like the ending of the best vacation of your life. You know it has to end, and you know if you were to drag it out, it could only get worse, not better, but still, you REALLY REALLY DO NOT WANT IT TO END.)

Blah blah blah random things about neighbors and fanfic and uni. )

. . . there were no parentheses in the last paragraph. This seems like a good note to end this entry on, so that's what I shall do. HI GUYS HOW ARE Y'ALL?

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Icons and some babbling.

  • Oct. 4th, 2009 at 3:33 AM
teyla: Mary Morstan from Sherlock giving a thumbs-up. (Default)
I futzed around with GIMP and Photoshop tonight. I wasn't actually going to post these icons, because there are exactly two of them, plus variations, but I made them from scratch--I make most of my icons from scratch, meaning I rarely use downloaded textures--and also, I just kinda like them. So they're getting posted. Feel free to skip.

Co-dependency makes for interesting OTPs. )

I also wrote a teeny little bit today, about 500 words of a human!Doctor fic I've been working on, and I added a couple of seconds to my The Noose vid. I really like what I have so far of that vid, which is about two minutes of edited and cropped footage, but I need another three minutes. Idk if I can keep it interesting for that long. I can't edit the song to make it shorter, either, though. It's a solid unit; if I cut anything, it would sound really jarring. Oh well, all I have to do is keep working on it, and I'll find out.

Sleep time now. This was a long post about nothing at all. Can you tell that uni has started again? My posting rate has gone up significantly.

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Sparta Round 3

  • Jul. 5th, 2009 at 4:13 PM
teyla: Mary Morstan from Sherlock giving a thumbs-up. ([otf] sparta)
GUYS!

Sparta opens for another round today. wewriteinhell! 500 words a day, write or die. Come on over and join us in case you're not already a member. :D

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Job!

  • Jun. 11th, 2009 at 7:21 AM
teyla: Ten hugging Simm!Master, Simm!Master looking disgusted. ([dw] doctor/master BFFs)
I might have a summer job. It will be trés horrible, with 8-hour-days in a storage depot and shit (I've done the job before, so I know it sucks), BUT. If I get it, it might make me up to 1,500 pounds. DIMENSIONS HERE I COME. Maybe. If I get the job.

In other news, Mulder is easy to draw, Scully is hard to draw, and I seem to be writing Ten/Ainley!Master fic. What?

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