what a crazy random happenstance
19 October 2014 @ 08:28 pm
I started editing the thing I was writing and I don't really know what to say ... it kind of reads like I was drunk or asleep the entire time I was writing it. It's awful. Like, really, seriously bad.

Not sure what to do about it. If I want to fix it I'll need to scrap about 80-90 percent of everything I have written so far. 30k in and I'll have to get rid of most of it to make it even a little bit readable. :(

I don't know. I'm going to let it sit for a while. Probably until after NaNo. If I start fixing it now I'll just make it worse. It's just ... ugh. I have been planning this story since April and the result reads like it was written in crayons by a third-grader. Oh well. :/

I've finished a lot of things I'm proud of this year, one of them was bound to turn out a failure. I guess I'm just feeling whiny. And I miss having my writing buddies to talk things over with. That usually helped me order my thoughts when I got stuck on something.

Anyway. I'll get started planning my NaNo thing and maybe work on a shorter thing that's been sitting in my "unfinished" pile for a while now. Just have to keep writing.
 
 
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what a crazy random happenstance
18 October 2014 @ 05:06 pm
Because I have no writing news (editing Angsty Thing and Oh My God it's hideous, not expecting it to be ready to share any time soon), here's a post about TV.

Doctor Who. New episode tonight; I remain sceptical. I didn't dislike last week's episode, but I kind of do dislike Twelve? And Clara is just all over the place, and it's not just all connected to Danny Pink. Who, by the way, I still just cannot warm up to. *shrugs*. I still think Clara worked very well with Eleven, but Twelve could use someone like Donna. Or, you know, just anyone to tell him he's a massive jerk.

Merlin. Still re-watching, even though I am now in the middle of season 3 which is where I always start losing focus. Still, Goblin's Gold remains one of the funniest episodes I have ever seen, that one alone makes all of season 3 almost completely worth it.

Orphan Black. Finally started watching since my sister gave me the season 1 DVDs. I have only watched four episodes so far, though, so DO NOT TELL ME WHAT HAPPENS. But I like it. Very impressed with Tatiana Maslany. It is nice to watch a show that's not quite so dude-heavy and I have been craving something that has an actual plot, so yes, all good things. I shall reward myself with another episode once I've finished my editing for the day.

The Flash. Finally watched the first two episodes, and I'm definitely going to keep watching! I think Grant Gustin is doing a wonderful job in it, and even if it could have done with a bit more introduction, I really did like it. I hope they cut back a little on the inspirational speeches and the pathos, but then it does kind of go with the genre. Can't wait for the next episode!

...Why am I watching so many things all of a sudden?
 
 
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what a crazy random happenstance
09 October 2014 @ 06:43 pm
Doctor Who. Finally watched "Kill The Moon" and under a cut because spoilery in case you need even longer than I to watch the episodesCollapse )

Merlin. Since I apparently like to torture myself I have started re-watching Merlin. I just like that show too much and I know it's going to make me 1) very angry and 2) cry. But I LIKE THAT SHOW TOO MUCH. But this also means I should finish reading The Once And Future King, because that's an awful lot of Arthurian legend in my life otherwise.

Writing. Almost done with Angsty Thing! Just a few more scenes and then editing shall begin! Still thinking about NaNo ... I still have lots of almost-ideas, and haven't really had the time to just sit down and brainstorm any of them so far.

Hope you're all well! <3
 
 
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what a crazy random happenstance
05 October 2014 @ 09:57 am
I know it's not yet November, but I'm thinking about NaNo - definitely want to do it, but I'm lacking an ~idea this year. There are a lot of things that are sort of half there but not quite. I'm going to sit down and brainstorm a few of them, maybe one of them will turn into a proper story.

There is a fanfiction thing that would work, but I've always done original stuff for NaNo, and I kind of want to keep it that way. Maybe I'll do the insane thing and try both, that might be fun! If I have enough cookies! And coffee! Although, if I do decide to try that, anyone stupid enough to have ever given me their email address should be very, very afraid because there will be a lot of crying and whining and snippets of horribly unedited not-quite-a-novel via email throughout the month of November! We'll see.

Any of you doing NaNo?
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what a crazy random happenstance
30 September 2014 @ 10:59 am
!!!  
I finally managed to update my entire Klaine fanfiction masterlist! I may have forgotten one or two things, but mostly, that should be all I've written in that fandom so far.

Now I need to work on adding all the SGA stuff and the weird crossover things I've written. It's gonna take forever tracking them all down, which is probably why I've waited over six years to finally tackle that particular task.

Speaking of SGA, as both ankareeda and mylittleredgirl have now pointed out, sparktober is just around the corner. I am really, really tempted to do something (late to the party, I know, I know, but in my defence, I was busy writing 86 Glee fics (and starting a few more) the past few years), but I should probably re-watch a bit of SGA to make sure. Not entirely certain I even still know how to write Sparky anymore... Also not certain I should start yet another project, sigh.

In the meantime, I'm going to go back to writing Angsty Thing, because I'm almost two-thirds done now, yay! How much longer until Glee is back? Being spoiler-free is awesome, but this fandom exile thing is getting a bit boring. Still, I don't really trust tumblr these days... (How do we make fandom come back to LJ?)

Have a good Tuesday, everyone!
 
 
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what a crazy random happenstance
27 September 2014 @ 05:26 pm
Saturdays are the best days because there's sleeping in *and* no work the next day. It doesn't get any better than that.

I should really be working on the new fluffy summer fic I was writing, or actually I should really REALLY be working on the depressing as hell Angst Fest of Gloom (aka The One Where They're Both Slaves). But instead I'm sat here trying to decide on a new TV show to watch while Glee is still on hiatus and I only have Doctor Who to watch.

Any suggestions? Preferably something that has a few seasons out already so I can marathon it, but if there's anything new that's good, my TV schedule really is very, very blank right now.
 
 
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what a crazy random happenstance
20 September 2014 @ 02:23 pm
\o/  
set word count goal for the weekend: 10k
current word count: 10151

:)

Which means I can get started on next week's 10k already and I might just be done with this thing maybe two weekends from now? If I can actually stick to 30k, which does seem a bit optimistic since I'm 10k in and haven't even gotten to the part that was going to be Part I ... Um. So maybe more than 30k, then.

But still, weekend goal reached before Saturday afternoon! *puts on party hat* *throws confetti*

...I need coffee.
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what a crazy random happenstance
Title: From This Day Forward

from this day forward 2

Word count: 61k

Summary: Being matched up by the government may not be the most romantic way to start a life together. But after moving to New York City, Kurt and Blaine are dedicated to making it work. With moving into their own place, forming new friendships, and the creation of a punk band, they both have to learn to navigate the beginning of the rest of their lives.

Rating: NC-17 overall

A/N: Arranged marriage AU. Dystopian. Sequel to For Better Or For Worse. Kurt is a musical theater student, with the assigned role of husband. Blaine is kind of a bad boy, assigned the role of wife, which essentially leaves him powerless in their society. This is their story. Because it doesn’t end with a wedding.

So many thanks to my wonderful betas for this fic: wheretheshadowslie, and flowerfan2. Also mailroomorder for the first half of it.

The wonderful lovely cover art for this was made by the amazing charlie-of-oz-writes.

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Read at the AO3
 
 
what a crazy random happenstance
Title: For Better Or For Worse

Word count: 66,395

Summary: Kurt and Blaine are the perfect match - according to their test scores. Reality looks a little bit different.

Rating: NC-17 overall

A/N: Arranged marriage AU. Dystopian. In this world, your spouse gets picked for you by the government. Kurt is a boy with big dreams and Blaine is McKinley High’s resident bad boy. This is the story of what happens when they’re suddenly thrown into each other’s lives.

Many thanks to my wonderful betas shandyall and mailroomorder! I could never have done this without you guys! You’re the best!

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Read at the AO3
 
 
what a crazy random happenstance
13 April 2013 @ 05:09 pm
Title: Ad Libitum
Rating: R (overall rating)

Summary: What if Kurt and Blaine had never met in Ohio? What if Blaine, just starting his first year at NYADA, instead happens to run into him in a hallway of a performance school in New York? This is a story about how they meet, and everything that brought them there, and everything that happens from that point on.

A/N: So. This one took a while. I'm sorry. But here it is. Just a few things: As always, I'd like to thank ca_te for the cheerleading and support. And mixed_berryjam, without your betaing skillz and your encouragement and patience, I wouldn't have finished this chapter, like, ever. So THANK YOU. <3 To everyone who's reading: thanks for being here, and I hope you enjoy!

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what a crazy random happenstance
06 April 2013 @ 09:37 pm
Title: Wake Up Happy

Rating: for this part, PG, part two will be NC-17

Summary: It's their four-year anniversary and they're busy, but of course they still find ways of celebrating. Part of the Three Weeks of Summer 'verse.

A/N: I wanted to write fluff, and I wanted to revisit the Three Weeks of Summer 'verse. Yeah, I guess I'm not ever really gonna be done with that one. This wouldn't exist without ca_te, who helped me come up with the idea and provided some much needed cheerleading during the writing process. Enjoy! :) Part 2 should be up tomorrow.

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what a crazy random happenstance
24 March 2013 @ 04:56 pm
Title: Ad Libitum
Rating: R (yup. It went up, just like I promised. :) You're welcome.)

Summary: What if Kurt and Blaine had never met in Ohio? What if Blaine, just starting his first year at NYADA, instead happens to run into him in a hallway of a performance school in New York? This is a story about how they meet, and everything that brought them there, and everything that happens from that point on.

A/N: Okay, first of all, I realize that there are things hinted at in this chapter (and previous chapters) that you're probably wondering about. And we're getting there. Soon. :) Also, everyone who has been reading so far: THANK YOU. I love you all! Special thanks to ca_te for being my own personal Gmail chat cheerleader for this fic. And to mixed_berryjam for being the best beta I could ask for. <3 I love everyone in this baaaaar!

And now, onto the chapter.

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what a crazy random happenstance
18 March 2013 @ 06:28 pm
Title: Ad Libitum
Rating: still all audiences. Still will go up in later chapters.

Summary:What if Kurt and Blaine had never met in Ohio? What if Blaine, just starting his first year at NYADA, instead happens to run into him in a hallway of a performance school in New York? This is a story about how they meet, and everything that brought them there, and everything that happens from that point on.

A/N: Pretend I'm saying something smart and insightful here while I hide in a dark corner until this damn migraine goes away.

My biggest thanks to mixed_berryjam for the beta! Betas are the best! Also, ca_te, thanks for the virtual hand holding on Gmail chat while I was writing this!

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what a crazy random happenstance
09 March 2013 @ 05:57 pm
Title: Ad Libitum
Rating: all audiences for now, but it will definitely go up later

Summary: What if Kurt and Blaine had never met in Ohio? What if Blaine, just starting his first year at NYADA, instead happens to run into him in a hallway of a performance school in New York? This is a story about how they meet, and everything that brought them there, and everything that happens from that point on.

Author's Note: Let's pretend I'm saying something witty and clever here, okay? Ugh, tired. So, here, have a chapter.

So many thanks to mixed_berryjam for the beta, you are amazing!

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