Apr. 10th, 2012 12:00 am
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I'm trying to be coherent enough to write, but mostly I'm just staring at all my WIPs in despair. Being super multifannish means I end up wandering out of fandoms and then need to reabsorb all the canon to write it again. Hrmph.

Therefore, time for a meme:

1. Go to page 77 (or 7) of your current ms.
2. Go to line 7
3. Copy down the next 7 lines – sentences or paragraphs – and post them as they’re written.

None with 77, but several with 7 pages:

(MI:4) Ethan/Brandt fic I'm co-writing with inmyriadbits )

(XMFC) post-movie alien invasion )

(Inception) Arthur character study that I'm mostly writing because I love my title, not because it contributes anything interesting to his characterization )

(Inception/H50) Your Brain Must Be A Miserable Place - also cowriting with inmyriadbits; this snippet turned out very spoilery for the story, fyi )

(Star Trek reboot) shuttle AU - boring exposition bit )

(XMFC) Notorious AU - one of the few bits of dialogue I stole straight from the movie )
spatz: green bird perched on a hand (Default)
Today was a day where my shoes did not match.

Yes, I mean that literally. )

In my defense, I woke up 5 minutes before I had to leave for work, but yeah. I didn't even notice until the end of my lunch. *facepalm*


Time for the WIP meme! (gacked from [personal profile] philomytha)

Post a random sentence (or three whole paragraphs) from every WIP you're currently working on, even if it's very short. Then invite people to ask questions about your WIP. With any luck, you'll get talking about writing, and the motivation to take that WIP one step closer to completion will appear as if by magic!

I picked the five I've actually worked on in the past two weeks, since the full list is a bit longer.

the long MI4 Ethan-Brandt fic I'm co-writing with imyriadbits. (I was so tempted to post the bit with the cheetahs, but that one's hers.) )

the XMFC Notorious AU, in which no one is a mutant, everyone is fucked up, and I worry about my ability to adequately write hatesex )

the Star Trek reboot AU where Winona's shuttle got captured by Nero, which has been a WIP since fall 2009 )

the plotty XMFC one where aliens invade one year post-divorce. This is from the scene where Erik runs into Peggy Carter fighting aliens in NYC. )
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*waves* Some Wyoming RV parks apparently have wireless, who knew? Hurrah for modern technology!

In between stopping at beautiful places to let my jaw stretch out and exercise my picture-taking finger, and occasionally stopping at less beautiful places to buy candy and exercise my aunt and uncle's herd of dogs, I have been immersing myself in the new Star Trek fandom. (has there been a consensus on an acronym yet? I'm fond of AOS myself, but I always refer to it as "the reboot" in conversation. ST:XI is just awkward to type.)

It's a weird experience, this fandom. I've never felt so familiar and comfortable with a universe before, while simultaneously feeling like the biggest newbie EVER and having that new-canon thrill. I didn't even feel this ignorant in my *first* fandom. (Perhaps I have gained fannish wisdom, knowing that I do not know anything, or something.) Whatever is going on, I'm writing fic, so help me. It may even get finished!

In the meantime, watching TOS (series and movies) is providing interesting food for thought.
wittering and fannishness )

One last note: William Shatner (and therefore TOS Kirk) has grey eyes. GREY. I realize the filter on the show makes it difficult to tell, but internet research and careful observation have led me to the truth: not brown, not hazel, not green, not hypnotic pools of green. Grey.

I should go to sleep now. I'm going whitewater rafting in the morning! (don't hate me Lindsey)
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I just sent in my final paper (late, oops, I don't really care anymore), and now I get to party!

Lindsey helped me get through the last bits of my paper, and gave me this sage piece of advice:

"Write or Die is a bullshit facilitator - a bullshit laxative, if you will."

AHAHAHA Lindsey. I heart you. Go see Star Trek with me tomorrow.

*goes to sleep*

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