*sigh*

Feb. 26th, 2016 03:43 pm
roxy: (angel bound)
I'm working on Small, Dark Place, and I have to reread the other stories and I don't want to. There are so many other stories I'm following and I want to read them, but I can't because then I feel like I should be working on my own stories. So, you can imagine the massive amount of house cleaning I've been doing instead. ;)

Tonight! Tonight I will finish all of them!



What? It *could* happen.
roxy: (writing!)
6 – When you write, do you prefer writing male or female characters?
I prefer writing male characters. I identify more with the male characters than the female.

7 – Have you ever had a fic change your opinion of a character?

Yes. Whitney. Not my fic, Caroline Baker's story about a high school romance between Clark and Whitney that opened my eyes right up, and made me fall in love with Whit. And made me realize that my OTP could be more than one couple. ;)

8 – Do you write OCs? And if so, what do you do to make certain they're not Mary Sues, and if not, explain your thoughts on OCs.

Oh, so many! I love writing OCs! And in order to make sure they're not Mary-Sues, I don't make them female and I don't name them roxy.

9 – Pairings – For each of the fandoms from day two, what are your three favorite pairings to write?

For BtVS/Angel: Spike/Xander, Xander/Angel, Spike/Angel—not all posted
SV: Lex/Clark, Whit/Clark, Whit/Lex
SpN: Sam/Dean, Dean/OMC—pretty much that's it. :D

10 – Pairings – Have you ever gone outside your comfort zone and written a pairing you liked, but found you couldn't write, or a pairing you didn't like, and found you could?

The only time I went outside my comfort zone was when [livejournal.com profile] legendarytobes handed me a pairing in a challenge she held. It was Lana, Lex, and I did it and it was hard—and I ended up liking it a lot. So, thanks for that! I think she was kind of pleased with me, after I stopped with the bitching and whining. :D :D :D

Hi There!

Sep. 17th, 2015 10:44 pm
roxy: (writing!)
Remember when I said I was going to do that 30 day meme? And how I promptly forgot about it? I do have an excuse. I have this lingering intestinal thing that's kind of ugly...we won't go into detail. just...ew. and ow.

I've managed to drag myself off my...bed, let's say bed...and do five questions at once because no one's got time for 30 days of me blabbling. So here it is, the first 5!

Also, [livejournal.com profile] fanspired --LOL!! Soooo much fun!! :D *koff*

1 – How did you first get into writing fanfic, and what was the first fandom you wrote for? What do you think it was about that fandom that pulled you in?

I started reading BtVS fanfic—Angel/Spike, Spike/Xander…it made me want to write my version. I loved the Show so much, and I'm sure that if it was still on, I'd still be watching. The writers in that fandom back in the day--I swear, they were all fucking brilliant! In the beginning I read in a lot of fandoms, but Buffy was the one that made me feel the need to write. What pulled me in about Buffy? It was creepy but funny, my favorite flavor. It could make you cry at the same time it didn't take itself too seriously. I think that's the way life should be lived.

2 – Name the fandoms you've written in, and how much you've written in that fandom, and if you still write in it.
The only fandom I write in now is SpN, more than likely the last fandom I'll write in. :)
I've written in BtVS, Smallville, SpN, I've written RPS featuring James Dean/Sal Mineo, a one-shot Beatles…a couple of Heroes ficlets, Batman, mostly SV crossovers and two Joker fics that I liked a lot but broke my brain to write.


3 – For each of the fandoms from day two, what were your favorite characters to write?

BtVS: Angel, Xander, Spike. SV: Lex, Clark, Whitney, Wade, SpN: Sam, Dean, kind of obviously. The Smallville characters not as obviously--two of my characters had much less screen time than the show leads. And one of them in fact, was a one-shot guest star. Who turned up years later on SpN playing a bad guy and being very satisfying. Not, not Brady. ;D



4 – Do you have a "muse" character, that speaks to you more than others, or that tries to push their way in, even when the fic isn't about them? Who are they, and why did that character became your muse?

Whitney. Whitney pushed his way into almost every SV story I wrote, and in most of them he was supposed to only have a small cameo. Whitney was my muse because he made me look at Clark and Lex in different ways. I really, really enjoyed writing him. I miss him a lot. I've tried to write him into my SpN fic, but I just couldn't. On the other hand, I've had Clark turn up in a couple of SpN stories—actually, Tom Welling, the actor who played Clark Kent. If you guys liked Patrick in Lodi, then you liked Tom. *GGG*


5 –If you have ever had a character try to push their way into a fic, whether your "muse" or not, what did you do about it?

Let them go! I let them do what they want. Patrick from Lodi just kicked open the door and said, "Write about me, damn it!!" So I did. Whit of course, everywhere. Original characters, (or semi-original characters, like Patrick) sometimes take over a story and most of the time, the story is better for it, as far as I'm concerned. I *love* when folks write *GOOD* OCs into their stories. I think [livejournal.com profile] dimeliora is the master at that. OC doesn't immediately mean Mary-Sue, you know. Heck yeah!! Point lost! Who cares!
roxy: (writing!)


I missed Fanfiction Writers Appreciation Day, sort of. I wanted to send every writer I love a note, but that would have taken me waaaaaaaaay longer than it did to put together my "thank you for birthday wishes" post, which took me forever because I'm really slow and because so many people are wonderful. :)

So, Fanfiction Writers Appreciation Day ).
roxy: (thomas)
This is a list of Smallville stories I want to clean up and repost, in no particular order. I'm putting it here so I can find it when I want, instead of searching all over creation for the freakin' post-it I wrote on. All of these stories are in the SSA at AO3, but most of them are ugly, what with format fail and all. Anyone who read my SV stories and wants to have a vote as to which one I should work on first, pipe up! :D

I'm wanting to start with Deal.

Deal
Dis Pater, book 1 and book 2
Stand by Me
Exiled
Rake the Moon

huzzah!

Aug. 4th, 2015 01:19 pm
roxy: (poproxy2)
finished posting East of the Sun, an old Smallville story, at AO3. I was surprised it got any attention at all, very pleased at the response. It's an ego-boost, I'll tell you. I'm thinking to start reposting Deal next. Most of these fics are at SSA onAO3, but I hate how crappy they look. It's nice to be able to clean them up a bit.

My next project is to finally, seriously, I'm not lying I swear finish PE. Finally! I've got over a bit of a roadblock I had with it, means changing the story somewhat from where I was originally headed but it works and I think it's better actually, go me. *waves little flag, flings confetti*

Batman Dean took a weird turn but I'm going to go with it. Also, might approach it from another angle as well. Hey, it's BDM, I can do what I want. *waggles butt*

So....

Jul. 1st, 2015 09:43 pm
roxy: (oh shit ani)
Would everyone be really pissed at me if that slave fic I dropped here ended up being happier in the long run? I'm just not sure I can end it so hopelessly if I work on it and it seems like it might be a little longer than I first imagined *koff*

hoo-hah!

Jun. 6th, 2015 11:55 pm
roxy: (sammy fireworks)
So, new plan vis-à-vis my Big Bang--I'm gonna cut the last section and call it good. Huzzah! Good plan! Yes! So much win!

*settles back with ice-cream and a sense of accomplishment* Shhhh! Don't ruin this for me with logic!
roxy: (betty page pinup)
So, I bowed to peer pressure and the weight of the world and got a smart phone because my other phone...well, at least it had a pretty face. What have I learned since getting this brand new phone? I am an idiot.

I've seen many, many elderly people with their phones and they seem to be doing more than squinting at them and yelling, "WHAT? WHAT? I JUST WANT TO MAKE A FUCKING CALL!" so I have hope for myself. One day, my friends, and soon....

My SpNJ2BB, henceforth to be know as "The Soap Opera Fic", is coming along pretty well. We are at a bit more than 7000 words and tonight I plan to add at least 1000 more. *shakes pom-poms for self*

BG is home for the weekend. She has tried to help me with my phone, but after a while, she claimed that the president was calling and she just had to take that call, ciao, mother. I suspect that was an untruth....

This afternoon, we had lunch at Wegmans Food, one of those grocery stores that imagines it's much more than it is. They do have a nice deli section and seating area. I had a bunch of different little salads just to play it safe--no possibility of dairy or bad fats--and we had a really nice time together. Lots of giggling over nothing.

Last night, I talked to The Niece and got to talk about SpN to my heart's content. It's always fun talking to her--she's so funny and smart, it's a joy, and it's fantastic that we share a lot of fandom loves. I ran my BDSM/slave story idea past her and she loved it, so I really have to gather some info together for that.

Look! A post totally free of whining! Miraculous! :D
love_you__gif_animation__by_desd_d-d5wxi0u

yes!

Mar. 6th, 2015 11:25 am
roxy: (boys wee)
Watching TNT SpN time and crying my eyes out--again!! Oh my god, I'd give today's writers cash money if they'd only go back and watch a few early season eps--get the rhythm of their relationship, gee!!

5815 words on my BB! That might not seem like much, but they are 5815 of *good* words! Most exciting! Plus, it's fun so far. And there are no political layers, no possibility of insulting folks and no second-guessing myself. It's gonna be all about the feels, since the subject matter has been mined deeply and well by other writers way more amazing than me. (notice how i snuck that ego-boo to myself in there?) :)

As for the other story I wanted to do, about the aging BDSM relationship that somehow morphed into a slavery fic( i KNOW! Moi??? yas!) We're still going to work on that. but since it won't be for an audience, I can say whatever I want in it--I can get as personal as I want, hah!

How are my other bangers doing? ♥
roxy: (coffee morning)
penguin slap

This is me, strolling along, hoping for inspiration, and lo, inspiration strikes. May your penguin come home to roost, my friends. Except...penguins don't fly. Or roost I guess, because you'd need to have a nest first and they don't make nests do they, but apparently they have very warm feet. With the eggs on their feet and stuff. My feet are always cold, I know this by the way Mr. R screams. So, anyway, the whole point of this post is, "Be careful around penguins, they are sneaky little bitches and will whack you when you least expect it."

I think that was the point. Maybe not.

I bet that one penguin was cheatin' on the other, why the hit. I know I would....

Snow Day!! :D

hi!!

Feb. 14th, 2015 11:35 pm
roxy: (valentine's pinup)
I hope ya'll had a great Valentine's day! I did! We stayed home--BG was in for the weekend, so we decided to treat each other! We had crab legs, hushpuppies, and frogmore stew, with chocolate for desert! It was pretty damn nice. Somehow my beloved child decided that Walking Dead would be the perfect show to watch while we ate. What the fuck? And THEN! She salted her food with her tears, sobbed into her crab legs because a character died. Poor shnoogums. I didn't blame her, I cried myself the first time I saw it. It's kind of fun, stuffing your face and discussing your show. I wish I could have convinced them that what we really wanted to watch was SpN. I tried to pull the "SpN is nowhere as gross as WD" card, but whatever ep Mr. R happened to catch last time I tried to make him watch SpN had ended up with him running out of the room, all yelping and grimacing and swearing that Show was the grossest show ever in the history of TV, so... anyhoo, VD was fantastic. Group hug, y'all! Happy Valentine's Day! ♥

tumblr_m46z9bhgmg1r3zat8 too precious for this world


In other news, I worked my ass off on the next bit of PE. I'm closer--thank,s David Bowie and Wu-Tang--but I'm not totally there. I am going to post what I have. It's only 3000 words but it's better than nothing and still longer than most chapters posted at AO3.

Noooooooooo, I'm not bitter. Not loving, kind, and grandmotherly me!
roxy: (calvin oh no!)
written a post, mostly caps, railing over the unfairness of life and fandom, basically flouncing about in your lj, deleted it, gone to bed and then woke up at ass o'clock, with "wait, wait, fuck, omg--did I delete that sucker, please yes?" shrieking in your head?

Yes, you have.

Good morning! I'm off for the day! :D
roxy: (spn boys wrestle!)
This week is almost over and I have not been as productive as I hoped I would be. So, I did this, I printed out the bit I have so far and I'm editing it on paper because I can usually see it better that way. I have stacks of scribbled over bits of different stories! I don't know why it's easier this way but it is. I tend to see mistakes better, get the flow better. It does get expensive after a while, especially when it's a long story. Sometimes, I end up with big fat folders full of the same five pages, scribbled and high-lighted all over. :D

Also, as time goes by, I am more and more unhappy with my laptop. The keyboard is just godawful, hinky and touchy and just stupid. It's terrific for reading and watching shit on because it's huge, but for writing--gaaah! It is not for me. Of course, it's taken me a few years to admit out loud how much I hate this thing...*sigh* I feel bad about that because it wasn't cheap, and I was raised by folks who survived the Great Depression on one side and WWII on the other...you used stuff up until there was nothing but fuzz left and gosh, rarely replaced an item just because you didn't like it.Especially if it cost an arm and a leg! Which I have been told that I didn't spend much at all for the laptop so shut up and replace it but GUYS. It's not broken, I just don't like it.

I'm posting this, because I'd like to break my streak of writing long drawn out posts full of personal feels and meandering, blabbly thoughts about my Show and my life and then deleting them. You don't even know what I've saved you from, because I love you. And yes, because I don't want to come off as a ranting, weird, sometimes grossly over-sharing person...but I suspect that ship has sailed....

Boo I say!

Jan. 10th, 2015 11:32 pm
roxy: (firesidechat)
Crappy ass cold keeps slinking off and then coming back to ambush me! :(

I got no writing done these last two days. *sigh* What is coming is coming slowly, but I'm not worried about that, I'll write slow-motion forever if I have to. Anyhoo, here's the count for this week: 1894.

*doublesigh* I used to do twice that in a day, in good times. Not stressing!

There's been buzz about an art comm I must check out--thank you, Firesign10. I'll check it out because I don't have enough unfinished stuff in my life, oy. ;D

There have been bunnies sniffing about and leaving drabble ideas for stories what I have already written. Like for Cicatrix Sam, whose tattoos I would really like to have removed. I will ponder this. Also, I need a little handholding about ideas for about SpNBB. I have three vague ideas and need some push. *anime eyes*

I'm off to hack up organs and snort out the liquified remains of my insides--at this point, that's what it has to be.
roxy: (new years pinup girl2)
I smiled all day today. I figured it's a new year, so let's give it a positive spin. I'm such an idiot. It seemed to make other folks happy because for some reason they all think smiling and being nice is my natural state. It kind of is, but I'll admit I smile a lot more when I'm reading about incestuous demon hunting brothers.

So, writing in dribs and drabs but I'll post my count at the end of the week.

countdown+1

Writing

Jan. 5th, 2015 12:18 am
roxy: (cas sure you're right)
More or less. :) 412 words tonight. Will write 400 words every night this week, swear on Sammy's head. Not much but start out small, right?

I'm thinking about the BB. I've almost changed my mind about doing one more, I think. I'm pretty sure I'm not doing the Sam Dean OTP4EVAHomgyes minibang this year unless I can come up with a faaaabulous idea. My promise to myself is that if I finish Public Enemies soon, I'll be able to seriously think about the challenges. Maybe have more confidence, even. Heck, maybe I'll just write a sequel to my last year's BB, the notwerewolf story. I have a ton of fics I can write sequels to. We'll think about it. I'll probably end up on a few folks' doorstep, so to speak, whining and begging for handholding and nummy treats....mmmmmm, cookies....

Or maybe I'll write about my life, thinly disguised as a J2. Boring, you say? Heck no! There was that time I spent as a trapeze artist, the Slightly Amazing Flying Wahoonie. Oh,and then there was my short excursion into a life of crime--safecracking is no joke, yo. Or maybe that whole thing where I ran a bordello and sold my own line of handmade, gourmet chocolate-covered, cream-filled cakes on the side. Until a certain national baking company stole my idea *and* name for them. Still bitter about those Ho-Hos, you bastards.

See? If I put half the dedication into writing as I do being a whackaloon...

Happy New Year. ;D
roxy: (slash)
I've got this really hideous writer's block thing going on, it's truly ugly. Totally deadstop in the water kinda block. At the same time, I'm really desperately wanting to work on Public Enemies. Probably no one remembers that fic, it's been so long! The thing is, the new ideas go off in a different direction, which means a totally different ending to the fic than what I first imagined a few years ago. I'm not sure if I should rewrite the fic--the parts that are still just a loose collection of notes--or try to stay to the original outline. The way I want to go changes it somewhat but not the total flavor, plus I think it will shorten the story. Dean will probably end up being slightly more a victim but also maybe a harder character.

What do you all think? Would you chuck an outline, or try and make the fresh ideas fit with your original vision? And does it matter if the fic is more than a year old? *hides face*

Help me get this fic on the road again, beloved flist!
roxy: (sam!really)
blade runner from IWDRM

eta: omg, one more edit and I'm gonna smack the hell out of me!

I cry easily these days. )

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