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Success! Lol, minor success anyway. I finished something! But it's nonsense, so it really doesn't count, but whatever. I sent it to [livejournal.com profile] asimplechord anyway.

Also, in my head, Ray Person is like the Pete Wentz of GK fandom. Pete, for me, was always the one responsible for everything, always in the middle of everything, and even if you never intended for him to be in your story, he usually managed to make an appearance. (Or take over. Basement Romantic, anyone? Seriously, Pete wasn't even supposed to be part of that story, and look how that turned out.) And he suffers from Peter Pan syndrome and seems to never actually grow up. Or shut up. And he's ridiculously endearing anyway.

And I have this ridiculous AU world in my head (go figure) and it's got like all these stupid little parts that I don't know that'll ever actually get tied together, especially since I'm being distracted by the shiny of other fandoms and dealing with this headache/bipolar nonsense, but I figured I'd go ahead and post the first part here. [livejournal.com profile] asimplechord and [livejournal.com profile] swear_jar have already seen it, but I'm not sure if/when I'll actually write more on it that's shareable. So.

Untitled - I think we keep calling it the prostitute!Walt AU.

Eventually, the Corps gave Ray Bravo. He loved them, in his own fucked up way, except when he didn't. Like right now. )
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Okay, here's the deal. I have three partially written documents up on my laptop right now, and all three are fully figured out I just have to put the words to keyboard. (And failtastically enough, none of them is kitten!fic, haha) I have no headache this afternoon. *knocks wood* And the boys are at karate until 7 because it's tournament week. So.

If yall see me fucking around on the internet or twitter or wherever, and I haven't sent at least one completed draft to [livejournal.com profile] asimplechord and/or the email chain, please yell at me. Or... idk, ask me to share the last two sentences I wrote, or how many words I've added in the last half hour, or something. I need help staying on track! :P
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Finally got to see The Mechanic. It definitely wasn't a good movie, but there were car chases and shit got blown up and Jason Statham killed people, and that's really all I was looking for from that movie so it's all good.

I somehow have almost 7000 words of high school nonsense involving kittens, and like 1500 words of what started out as Shelter fluff but ended up being Zach having lunch with Cody and meeting Cody's best friend Belle and hush, it's my imaginary world, Belle and Cody can totally go to the same school if I want them to!

I also had a reprieve from my headache for part of the day today, and got some housework done, and have clean blankets for my bed, and made awesome dinner (roast beef, homemade rolls, mashed potatoes, mac'n'cheese, baby carrots), but my headache returned before I even got to eat, so boo. Now I've stolen my brother's spot on the couch so I can watch Survivor and Criminal Minds (EMILY!), but Tim's downstairs playing COD anyways.

I hope the Texas crew is having fun with SXSW shenanigans and stuff, and that everyone else is having at least a decent week. LOVE YOU ALL!
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Um. I have 3000 words of ridiculously self-indulgent porn sitting here and I wish it would finish writing itself because OMG NOBODY HAS GOTTEN OFF YET! I told [livejournal.com profile] sonicbookmark that maybe next time I should try it with only two people and not write from the POV of someone who Never. Shuts. Up.

Anywho. Answers to questions you never knew you wanted to ask me!

Via [livejournal.com profile] kylieq:

Where were you born? Salem (Virginia). :) When I sing the SHS Fight Song, I actually mean "Salem born and Salem bred." And up until a few months ago, I still lived there. Right now we're 3.4 miles away from Salem, but I intend to end up back there.

Who do you love? Ronnie and Davey are at the top of that list. :) And Kelly Marie, obviously. Family and friends. <3

Did you have a cat when you were little? I did until I was five. We lost everything in a flood and then moved into an apartment where we couldn't have pets that weren't in cages.

Who hurt you biggest? My sister, by getting into that car when she had been drinking and knew the driver was drunk. You'd think that after 13 years, I'd be a little less angry about it.

How do you stay alive? Sheer stubbornness. If I die, my ex might get involved in my kids' lives and I kinda really don't want that.

What color are your eyes? blue most of the time, sometimes grey

What color is your aura? I have no idea. What color are auras supposed to be?

What color is your underwear? Purple

How many people have you abandoned? my exhusband and my exbestfriend. you can't help people who refuse to admit they have a problem.

What’s your favorite food? potatoes! mashed potatoes, fried potatoes, hash browns, french fries, sweet potatoes. YUM!

Did you like school? I like learning. I don't like having to interact with other people.

Do you want more? YES! I'd be a lifelong student if I could. I wanna learn EVERYTHING.

What does it mean to be in love? to place importance on someone else's happiness, to want to share what you have with others (I actually only believe in being "in love" for other people, so I'm making this up the best I can)

Do you believe in magic? Undoubtedly

Do people think you’re crazy? Only if they've met me.

Are you? Yep. Got the papers to prove it.

How old were you when you realized you’re all alone? How old were you when you realized you’re not alone? I don't know how to answer this question. I still have periods when I feel "alone" but for different values of the word. But I have friends and family and have never been truly alone. Looking at it from a point of faith, which I don't get into too much here on LJ, after my sister died, I kinda turned away from God but found my way back after my daughter died.

How do you wield power? Very carefully?

What’s your favorite outfit? blue jeans and a tshirt

What helps you sleep? I hate to sleep.

What flavors make you gag? banana, grosssssss!

Do you feel beautiful? not at all

Are you afraid of the dark? I was for a long time, and still have periods of it, but not of like the boogeyman. More of like my exhusband.

Do you believe in reincarnation? no
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Okay, so I have three fics in progress (one for [livejournal.com profile] irisgirl12000 about Baby Belle, since I never sent it to her last week and is technically just a snippet); one for [livejournal.com profile] swear_jar, which I'm going to pretend is her birthday present so as to explain the delay in finishing it; and one for [livejournal.com profile] jackiesjunkie) and a post I wanted to make about my weekend. And I have a shiny new laptop!! I also have a headache, but no one will be surprised to hear that.

Instead of all those things, though, right now I'm going to talk about helping your fellow LJ-ers and also throw out a couple fic recs!

I am selfish enough to put a link to my own stuff first, so if you haven't had a chance to check out my Relay for Life post, please do so. :)

[livejournal.com profile] apiphile has a post here where she is offering words for donations made to [livejournal.com profile] soda_and_capes or [livejournal.com profile] myselftheliar. For details and/or information about what they need donations for, check that post.

[livejournal.com profile] danacias brought this Groupon deal to my attention, and the offer runs through midnight EST tonight, so I'm going to steal part of the post she made about this.

If you're reading this, there is a good chance you know - or know of - [livejournal.com profile] harriet_vane. More specifically, you may know that she teaches at a public school in New York, and that she encourages her students to participate in the book club she runs. Approximately 25 kids are currently signed up, but very few of them can afford to buy the books they collectively decide to read, and the public libraries usually only carry a few copies of a given book, so most of the books the students read are purchased by [livejournal.com profile] harriet_vane or by flisters who are able to pitch in for books.

If you've got $10 available for the book club, the current NYC Super Groupon from Barnes & Noble would actually give the class $20 worth of books. So if their next book is $9.99 each, they could buy two books with one Groupon. So, you know, if you can spare $10 for a Groupon for her class, it would be wildly appreciated. By me, by her, by the kids in the book club. If not, no worries. Really.

Again, here is the link for the current Super Groupon from Barnes & Noble. Basically, you buy the groupon and forward the email confirmation or just the coupon code to [livejournal.com profile] harriet_vane. (of course, if you want to use this groupon for yourself, it's a good deal any way you go)

Background: [livejournal.com profile] harriet_vane teaches high school students (9th - 12th grade) but uses 6th grade textbooks because so few of her students enter her class able to read at proper grade level. She commits a lot of time and effort into creating lesson plans that will motivate her students to do part of their assigned homework, so the fact that she has kids reading harder material in their free time because of her encouragement is kind of amazing.

Now, fic recs:

A Steady Diet of Sodapop and Ritalin by [livejournal.com profile] jmc_bks
GK Brad/Ray AU, ~4400 words
Summary: Brad likes elevator music and musical theater; Ray decides he must be schooled in real music.
I adore this whole AU that J has created, and I am so glad that she is writing fic and sharing it. I love her Brad and Ray - and the mention of Gabe Saporta - and I know she is staying a little under the radar, so I'm hoping that some of you will go read this and leave her some encouraging comments. I promise you'll like it.

The Curious Case Of The Firecrotch: This Is Why We Don't Write Our Memoirs While Drunk, Ben. by [livejournal.com profile] stratospherique and [livejournal.com profile] apiphile
A Fail Noir Adventure
Rated Not Appropriate For All Audiences for swearing, drunken pillow fucking, scandalous histories, and detailed erotic encounters of the homosexual persuasion.
Approximately 22,000 words in length
okay, so I may have had a reaction of a high pitched squee and hand clapping when I saw this. I haven't even started reading yet, but I am so excited to see new fic from these two - I love it when they write together. (not to say I don't love their individual writing as well) I plan on spending my evening curled up with my shiny new laptop reading this.

Okay, I'm going to try to take something else for my headache because I have to start some laundry and stuff before I go pick the boys up from karate. <3
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Do yall remember this challenge? *points to icon* [livejournal.com profile] stori_telling? It was based off the idea from [livejournal.com profile] spn_harlequin, I think. Either way, I wanna do something similar to this, but with SyFy movies.

Would anyone be interested if I did set something up? If you aren't familiar with either of those challenges/communities, the basic idea is that we have a prompt post of different movie summaries, and you claim one to write. Any fandom, any characters. You aren't required to actually have seen or seek out the movie, just create something based off the summary. As long or as short as you want to make it, and like a three or four month time frame to write something.

So, poll time.

[Poll #1671234]
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For [livejournal.com profile] swear_jar: Ok, so I admit it. Maybe I do write GK fanfic.


one day I will find a fandom and stick to my "I'm not gonna write fic for this fandom!" claims
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I have decided that I apparently like to create entire 'verses and just write random scenes from them instead of a coherent story. Also, the last time I said I wasn't going to write in a particular fandom and told [livejournal.com profile] irisgirl12000 "I'm not gonna write this story, but if I did it would go like this..." and she came back with "Okay, we're not writing it, but if we were the next part would be...", we played around for like a month and ended up with The Epic Love Story. She is obviously an evil enabler. We're not doing that again (famous last words), but we have accidentally created a GK-ish verse that we're having a lot of fun with. :)

I was going to share a couple snippets from the different verses I've got going on right now, but that requires turning off the window unit A/C so I could plug in my hard drive. I could probably do a fic dump later this weekend? I have a Johnny/Evan story that has no point, and I don't have anything planned in it further than where it is, b/c Johnny doped up on painkillers and eating ice cream with Evan and ended up falling asleep on the couch together and drooling on Evan's shoulder was as far as the planning got in that fic.

Anyway. I've still got like a dozen drabbles/ficlets to type up/post from the last time I offered them, and I have threesome fic to finish for the email chain girls, and I have several bits of not!fic that I'm not writing, but I like drabble prompts because they're easy. :) So, first 10 people to request something drabblish, will get something. Eventually. Yall know my fandoms. You can also request a snapshot from of the verses, like werewolf!Empires or The Used HS AU or whatever. I need something to occupy my mind while I'm at the lake today, hiding in the shade. :) (I can't promise when they'll get typed up; the fact I got a new car a couple weeks ago means I can't get a new laptop for like another month or so, and sharing the desktop is even more difficult when it's too hot to sleep.) (I have not read Dragonsoul, so anything related to that world has to be from the first two books.)

ohhh, wait. I can totally post snapshots!

From what would have been my bbb for this year if I had finished it:

High school AU )

The beginning of the pointless Johnny/Evan (unless the point is to make the email girls smile, b/c that was the motivation behind this):

this is actually saved as Johnny Hates Everyone )

Fic that I'm not writing with [livejournal.com profile] irisgirl12000:

this preceeds the failed blowjobs )
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So, a few of us are having a Word Count Challenge to try and motivate one another to write something, and the first checkpoint is midnight EST. Prize has yet to be determined, and there will probably be a second part of the challenge tomorrow. We're just going by word count, it's not necessary that you actually post what you write. I'm obviously going to have a few hours of non productive time tonight so I'm trying to get ahead before I go out, but I'm failing just a little bit. Part of the problem is that since I'm working on my BBB, I keep looking for sections that I know I've written but that are not actually in my BBB file. I need these things for reference and cannot find them!

But I did find a drabble from a while back, so here. *shares*

"You are an old man, Jepharee," Bert tells him. "Old and grumpy. I'm gonna buy you an old man sweater and some slippers, maybe some viagra so you'll be less grouchy."

Jepha finds it really hard to take Bert seriously when he’s looking at him upside down, feet thrown over the arm of the couch and head hanging over the edge. Jepha doesn't point out that his mom gave him new slippers for Christmas, or that if he wanted an ugly old man sweater he would just steal one from Quinn, or that he definitely doesn't need the viagra. Really, he doesn't think it’s too much to ask that Dan and Quinn take their strangely physical drinking game somewhere other than the table where he has his books spread out, trying to brush up on his Japanese. It seems he forgets most of his words quicker than he learns them.

Bert probably knows what he’s thinking anyway. He’s wearing that smirky little grin that Jepha can admit is pretty endearing, even upside down. He flips off the couch – landing on his feet, like always, because Bert is apparently part cat and also still part gymnast. Jepha doesn't really want to know the wheres or whys behind Bert still practicing those skills.

Bert presses a smacking kiss to Jepha's cheek and whispers, "I still love you even if you are a grumpy old man."

Jepha smiles, even though that’s not a secret at all, and rolls his eyes. "Love you, too."
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Got up this morning & called the weather hotline, which said our center was still open. So, took a shower, got dressed, dug the car out. Called one last time before I actually left the house, and it's a good thing I did b/c the center was closed. Texted everyone on my team to make sure they knew and were at home safe (two of them were already at work before for the closing was announced, but everyone made it back to their homes safely). So, since the car was already dug out and everything, and I was facing yet another snowed in weekend, we went to Walmart so I could get my laptop. This was my paycheck that had overtime on it, so I had extra, plus my state tax refund should be posted to my acct within the next couple days *crosses fingers*. Whatever, I have a laptop. And internet.

Now if only I could focus.

I said I was feeling better yesterday, but I think I may have lied? Also, I kinda think it's possible I'm leaning more towards pneumonia than cold. Hopefully I'm overreacting/being a hypochondriac. The coughing/wheezing/shortness-of-breath could all have been contributed to the cold, right? And my sinuses being blocked is definitely reason for me to be unable to focus. And headaches are typical for me. But it doesn't seem to actually be getting better, and it hurts to breathe (and not just like, achy chest pains, but my chest and my back *hurt* when I breathe). And, my favorite, I can't eat. I don't really have an appetite, but unfortunately that's also typical b/c of my meds, but I *want* to eat (I like food, okay, and cold days are made for comfort food, and I made this awesome chicken dish for dinner) and I *can't* b/c I can't breathe and eat at the same time. :( DNW!

Anywho. I also can't focus. I'm not sure what to attribute that to. But I'm gonna type up some fic (mainly for [livejournal.com profile] shutyourface and [livejournal.com profile] ashlein, but I'll be sure to share it) and finish the ending to this other fic (before [livejournal.com profile] citikitti yells at me some more) and... idk, there was more on my list. Whatever. It's not like my lists ever get more than halfway done anyway, lol.

Here! Have some links:

Pixel's CT fic for this week
(I asked [livejournal.com profile] pixel_0 for her permission this time, but I didn't wait for her to answer, lol. Wincest, one-shot, BEAUTIFUL WRITING, OMG! All you SPN-ers on my flist, go read!)

[livejournal.com profile] morebliss posted a Lurker!Brian picspam. I kinda love that Schechter guy.

And I'm gonna go read this BobBryar/Mat Devine fic sometime tonight. I only have a vague picture in my head of the members of Kill Hannah, even though I apparently like their music, but I do love anything with Bob. Also, [livejournal.com profile] stratospherique is made of awesome.
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I need a beta. And not one of you who has been involved in the email chain for the last week or so about this fic! (not that I don't trust you, I just need someone with a fresh perspective, lol.)

I have like 5000 6500 words of accidental Brendon/Spencer kidnapping!AU. I need someone who can read it and catch my typos and make sure it makes sense and help me figure out a title. No knowledge of bandom necessary. Any takers?
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My day: work sucks. Ran out at lunch time, my car break down on the way back to work. Had to walk about a mile back. Was obviously late. A little later get a txt that my Saturday babysitter can't keep the kids tomorrow. I was at work for 8.75 hrs. My actual time worked? Just under 4 hrs. My last hour and a half I took three calls. But I did get some rambling done in my notebook (a lot of something that would have been an lj post if I had been on the internet, but reading back over it I'm too embarassed to type it up & post it, and a few bits of self-indulgent fictions) and I am almost finished with Shadow Magic. I have like one chapter left. And I love Caius. Anyway, then Mom picked me up & we got pulled over and ticketed for something stupid. THEN. Get home & I HAVE NO INTERNET! Wtf, world. W. T. F.

I did get to see Psych when I got home, which did improve my mood b/c Shawn & Gus are highly amusing. Love it love it love it.

I also love any and all tweets about Brendon Urie. Surprised? Ohh! And all the recaps from the Texas Crew.

The only good thing about working today was that I earned enough for half my plane ticket for Texas. Lol.

My sister is leaving early early tomorrow morning to go to the beach with Johnathan for a week. I'm gonna miss them! Also, Melody? Your bookbag is still in my van, lol. Want it back? It's only been there since the day before school let out in the spring.

Oh, and I may be writing a high school AU involving Steven Smith as a teacher. And The Used. Despite Lesa & Heather's best attempts to stop me when I asked them to, lol.

Last thing: PWTs next month IN MY CITY! Not only that, but scheduled to play at Roanoke College, which is just BLOCKS from me. Yayes!

Email or txt me if you want me! *mwah*


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