05 January 2012 @ 11:26 am
  • Cut red meat from my diet.
  • More original work, less fandom bullshit.
  • Finish a novel, I don't care which one.
  • Get through Chapter 3 of Wind Spirits.

28 December 2011 @ 12:20 pm
Fic Written:

Sailor Moon
Us and Them - Complete
This Sweet Madness - Chapters 4-8 + Epilogue & four intermissions
This Glorious Sadness - Chapters 1, 2, + 1 intermission.

Dragon Age
Oh Hell I Don't Know - Dragon Age - Drabble
Zevran thing - Dragon Age - Unpublished Drabble
The Lucky Ones - Dragon Age - in progress

What People do to Other Souls - Resident Evil - mostly finished, unposted - cowritten
Solving for X - Green Hornet - Complete
Relief - Harry Potter - Complete
White Blank Page - Harry Potter - eh?

Looking back, did you write more fic than you thought you would this year, less, or about what you'd predicted?

It doesn't look like much, but given that TSM & TGS are massive (each the size of a novel), I'd say it's about what I predicted. Though I had hoped to finish another chapter of TGS.  ...still have a few days to do that.

What pairing/genre/fandom did you write that you would never have predicted in January 2011?

Dragon Age.  XD I didn't even know it existed.  Though of those I did know existed, I think Green Hornet is more surprising.  I was never into super heros.

What's your favorite story of the year? Not the most popular, but the one that makes you happiest?

This Glorious Sadness. It's come a long way, and the fact that it is actually going to be finished is just...thrilling.  Now if only I can do this with original work. XD

Did you take any writing risks this year? (See above for unexpected pairings, etc.) What did you learn from them?

I'm equally worried over some of the subject matter in TGS and UaT, though as UaT is complete and no one has throttled me for it, I can stop worrying there.  I try to be as respectful to foreign cultures as I can, but writing the culture clash can lead into dangerous territory sometimes. 

Do you have any fanfic goals for the New Year?

Finish TGS, What People do to Other Souls (if I can get my co-writer to comply), and The Lucky Ones.  If I can finally knock out Adventures in Tokyoland I'll be happy.

My Favorite Story:
This Glorious Sadness

My Best Story:
Us and Them or Solving for X

Story Most Underappreciated by the Universe:
Repeating myself from past years:  Let me go on record as saying that I HATE this question. But as I can't get myself to edit it out of the meme just cause I don't like it...

...I actually don't have an answer for this.  Really, I don't.  They're all about equally appreciated, or else haven't been published.

Most Fun:
Solving for X.  Which makes sense, because it's pure angst.

Most Disappointing:
White Blank Page.  I have ideas~ but no inclination to write on it.

Most Sexy and Best Sexy Moment:
Us and Them. That it's the only one which has any kind of sexy moment in it at all helps.

Hardest to Write:
Toss up between Us and Them, and The Lucky Ones.  UaT had a word limit on it because of Ficathon and it was murder trying to wrap it up appropriately while staying within the limit.  TLO is another of those I have all the ~ideas~ about, but piecing them together is like pulling teeth. 

Most Unintentionally Telling
I still have trouble figuring out what "telling" means in this context.  As in Show-Don't-Tell or...idk.  The one that has more of your personal feelings in than you intended?  Either way, I'm gonna be a little egotistical and say that I don't think any of them fall into either category.  :/  It's one of the few things I'm proud of.
29 November 2011 @ 11:10 am
I hadn't done one of these in awhile, so here goes:

This Glorious Sadness

27100 ~ 90000 (30.11%)

I'm tiny way into ch3 at current...I may actually make 4 chapters before New Years, as I'd thought! @.@ Kind of amazed at that.  Starting to think this might go over my estimate.

04 October 2011 @ 10:44 am
This Glorious Sadness [SM]

12300 < 90000 (13.67%)

1/8 chapters complete, first draft.  I'm wondering if I can get at least four chapters done by New Years.   Possible.

What People do to Other Souls [RE]

31300 < 60000 (52.17%)

Damn near done.  We've got it edited to about 50%, and only the ending left to draft.  Yay!

Back Burner:
    Witchy Woman [SM] 
    Yield for Nothing [SM]
    Adventures in Tokyoland [SM]
01 December 2010 @ 09:43 am
The best you can do is stay centered. Too many things are whipping you around for you to think that any of them will remain permanent or constant. This is not just about people; it’s about places and things. And it’s also about; what are you really after and what can you do about it now? If anything, the last few months have shown you how much you’ve gotten caught up in other people’s energy as well as their problems. Minus all of that what would your life be like? Don’t over respond to these changes. Step back and let them rearrange your perspective.
~Cal Garrison


It's the first of December. This means that I have twenty-five days to finish my Gift List, commissions, and the first chapter of Wind Spirits. Hooooboy. But I brought this on myself, really. I don't want to have to set Wind Spirits' release back further, but I'd rather that than push it up without at least ten-fifteen pages done.

Right now, five are inked. Of those, two are coloured. I have eleven penciled, and several more thumb-nailed. And I'm a little stuck on the rewrite of CH3. It's a tough point to get through. I can do this, though, right? Stupid question, please don't beat me. XD

Despite all of that, I'm starting to jones for a new layout again. This time I kind of want to make art for it. Endangered, Wind Spirits, or fanart? I'm kind of leaning toward Endangered--mostly as Wind Spirits is hard to get around the naked portion, and I'm not sure how that would look to people who don't know... Ok. I'm very aware of how that would look to those who don't know about WS. Despite everything, appearances do matter for some things.

For those of you waiting on my fanfics: I'm sorry. Odds are that nothing but tiny one-shots are going to be coming out of me all month; possibly longer. I just have too much to work on, and if I stop to do that, it really is a waste of time. Of course, if anyone likes my fanwork they've probably come to realize, by now, just how ungodly slow I am at producing anything. XD

In other news, I'm back on my Seatbelts kick.


Christmas Gift List 2010

Mom & Dad - Abstract painting, sketch completed. Want painting of dogs. References compiled.
Nana & Grandpa - Abstract painting, sketch completed
The Girl - Something gay (no, really.)
Ami - Tier artwork - no progress
Sandy - in progress - sketching.
Kim - Art of Kor; no progress
D - no frippin clue, also b-day present
Rick - bug mother for possibility
Super Secret Thing - Painting in progress
Endangered Christmas Pic - ditto

Rose - Sketch being fixed
Kane - Sketch being fixed
Sandy - Not yet started

Endangered - Page 4 in progress
Wind Spirits - CH1 at some stage of production

12 August 2010 @ 01:11 pm
Last night I managed to finish chapter six in the WS script.  This brings the total number of pages, thus far, to 162. Oh. My. Damn.  Biting off  more than I can reasonably chew has always been a strong point of mine, but this I liken to stuffing an entire whopper (the sandwich) into my mouth at once.  I am not giving up, but I am a little loopy over the prospect.

The hell with it, though, I'm a fat kid. I can take it.

I keep getting pseudo-ideas for Ficathon, which I still haven't signed up for since I'm not sure if I'll actually be able to write anything. The plot bunnies have abandoned me, I fear.  Maybe I should get some carrots. Or strawberries. 

So, onto chapter seven of WS, and continuing to the write fanfics which I keep promising and never actually delivering.  Now that I have all my art commissions out of the way, I can focus on these sans guilt.  Which is rather sad, as I love doing commissions, but I wasn't giving either thing the attention it deserves and thus cutting one out is only to for the good of the other. ... In actual English, that means I won't be taking commissions for awhile. Not, at least, until I get myself back up-to-speed on the art front.  There was a day, believe it or not, when I could shoot out an entire piece in a few hours.  Getting back to that speed is my new goal.

I love lists. If you're on my F-list, you have come to know this.  Or maybe you don't. But I do.

Long lists, short lists, red lists, blue lists... Lists of all shapes, sizes, ethnicity, and sexual orientation. This is Listography.  See me squee. 


Stop judging me.


Issues that revolve around ‘what’s up with Mom?’ are on top of the stack for many of you. Somehow or other the maternal imprint is showing up in all of your relationships. If on some symbolic level you’ve wound up living with a facsimile of your mother, it’s time to look at why you put them there and what you’re getting out of it. In some instances, many of you are looking at your care giving trips; and for others, ‘kids’ are a big deal right now. Underneath it all, all this comes down to is you needing to review the ways in which you dispense and receive nurturance.
~Cal Garrison


P.S. LJ needs icon stats. Badly.

11 August 2010 @ 01:22 pm
So to continue my trend of spamming the hell out of LJ, I decided to make a list of all the fanfiction I'm supposedly working on and their status'. Here goes.

Sailor Moon

Witchy Woman
Strong outline half done--may actually be written.

Lots of ideas going no where fast.

Yield for Nothing
Is the BigBang even going anymore, anyway?

This Sweet Madness
Has an old woman to off.

SMM: May I Never

Gundam Wing

Work in Progress / Busy People Verse
Needs a massive rewrite and an actual outline.

Likelihood of any of this ever being done? Negative nine thousand. Oh well, I'll try anyway.
16 July 2010 @ 09:56 am
WRITING MEME: DAY SIX-- Where are you most comfortable writing? At what time of day? Computer or good ol' pen and paper?

Physically comfortable in a chair at a desk or table.  Mentally comfortable anywhere that isn't my job.  XD  Unfortunately, the hours I'm at work are the hours that I'm usually most productive, creativity-wise. I end up coming up with all these great, wonderful ideas that are totally gone by the time I'm home and no amount of "Quick, jot down the basic idea and come back later!" helps.

And I prefer to write on the computer for two reasons: A) I type faster, B) I can read what I type.


So this weekend, I hope to accomplish at least three of these things:

Finish Ch. 6 of WS
Pencil a page
Finish a commission
Re-style LJ layout (low priory, but damn this needs to be done)
Get that package in the mail
Get another three pages written on Ficswap
Finish another section of the Culture Guide
Work on polishing up the WS website
WS Website advert graphics
Finish Twitlight Chibi-comic
WS fashion guide


Pretty sure I'm not going to be doing ficathon this year, either.  I just can't seem to work up any inspiration for it. :/  I had something started, but it's just... eh. I may post it up later for laughs. XD

30 June 2010 @ 03:23 pm

1) Finish chapter 5 of the script.  Seriously.
2) Complete  my commission list.  Super seriously.
3) Call the Girl. Hope she is living.
4) Finish the ficswap fic and trim it the fuck down.  You are not allowed to write yet another epic. What is wrong with you?
5) Revamp the portfolio site.  That thing is ugly as fuck and twice as old, omg.
6) Figure out what this mood is and why I'm in it.
7) Stop spamming LJ with my nonsense.
8) Pick a tense to address yourself with and stick with it. 
9) Finish the Ama dictionary, because Hurstica is waiting.  I am such a dork, holy shit.
10) Stop cursing for no reason. It is not as funny as you think it is right now.

... and you might wanna get your license renewed. Just a thought.
24 March 2010 @ 11:41 am
Random Ideas for Conning )

IN OTHER NEWS:   Nick is still being far more friendly on the TSM front.  So.. he's a small preview for those who have been waiting:

TSM Excerpt )