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June 19th, 2012

Need some extra karma points this week?

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Hey guys, remember those couple of short stories I sold? Well, they were to an awesome indie publisher called Crossed Genres, and shortly after I sold the second one to them they ended their monthly magazine. I don't think those two facts are related.

Well, they're trying to get it back up again with a Kickstarter, and they reached their goal, so the Crossed Genres magazine is coming back for another year! Yay! But here's the best part: if they reach $10,000 by Friday, they'll be able to start paying professional rates for the work they get! If I could get a pro rate for something I'd written, I can't even tell you how awesome that would be. *flappyhands* Soooo... if you're feeling extra generous this week, why not help them out? :D They're actually fabulously amazing even without mooglestories. Here's the link to their Kickstarter.

Fingers crossed for this.

May 18th, 2012

My choices could perhaps be better.

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So, I expanded and fiddled with one of my AU fanfics (this one) and entered it in the Writer's Digest annual competition. I don't expect anything to come of it, but at least I'm trying to continue with the original-short-stories thing.

Next story: either a zombie apocalypse semi-maybe romance, or a magic-detecting bulldog. Plus my TF Fictrade thing (oh my god why did I sign up for that) and The Novel. All written at the rate of 100 words per night if I'm lucky. ...yeah, I'm boned. -_-

April 27th, 2012

*pokes suspiciously at fic*

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I read something... somewhere (I'm sure it was linked on Twitter) that said that some writers are afraid to let anything bad happen to their characters. I think that's a valid criticism for me. I do a lot of fixit. *sheepish*

But I don't want to just throw a problem at my characters for the sake of it. "It Was All Just A Big Misunderstanding" plots annoy me and I don't want to fall into cliche traps, either.

*stares at stories* *staaaaaaaaaaaaaares*

The blinking cursor, it mocks me.

March 19th, 2012

Ever find something that makes you go "yes, that was what was in my head, only coherent"?

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Deconstruction: The Subversive Power Of Slash Fanfic

Specifically, the part about "Gandalf's Daughter". I've decided to no longer be ashamed about my impulse to create a self-insert character for every damn series I watch (or read or play for that matter).

November 21st, 2011

Aftermath of NaNoFail.

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I think I know what went wrong with my Bayverse rewrite. I was just pretty much following the plot of the movie, and at a certain point, I was all, "Why am I doing this? This story has already been told." And any and all motivation went out the window.

So Imma work on other stuff for a while, and then I'm going to come back and see if I can't come up with a story that Wants To Be Told.

EDIT: Also because, y'know, I really suck hard core at writing that much per day.

October 2nd, 2011

I can breathe again!

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Skipped work on Wednesday, and I feel much better now. Even that pesky cough seems to be gone, although it usually wakes me up in the middle of the night just to mess with me so we'll see. ;P

My second story has been published, and you can read it here. Mine is "Skin and Scales."

Also, have some skibbles: All TF-related, nothing especially pervy. )

September 4th, 2011


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I just sold story number 2 to Crossed Genres!

Know what this makes me?

A mothafukkin writer, that's what.

*does a victory dance*

August 1st, 2011

Okay, flist.

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Because I've been devouring a few feminist blogs lately, and also I have been feeling remarkably ugly. (As opposed to my usual default, which is "parts of me are nice, the overall effect is kinda dumpy, eh, whatcha gonna do.") And the contradiction threatens to drive me insane.

Give me a character, and I'll write about him or her feeling sexy.

July 24th, 2011

Oh, by the way.

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Remember that short story I sold a while back?

It got published right around the time of Grampy dying, so I forgot to wave it at people. Here you go.


Warnings for nonsexy masturbation and brief nakedness.

(I'm planning on more for CG, but no promises.)

June 4th, 2011


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It was to Crossed Genres, who have a different theme every month, and I totally got an idea for a superhero story two days before the monthly deadline, so I wrote like a madwoman and got it in just before the cutoff. (This was the same day I made the pickled cabbage salad, by the way, so you can see why I kind of lost my mind.) And! I got the email from them tonight and they were like 'We really enjoyed it and we'd like to include it in our collection! :D'

The amazing thing about that? The part that blows my little moogly mind? They were under no social obligation to like my story. That must mean it was actually good on its own merits!

And yes, I'm getting paid for it. Not much, but they're still giving me Actual Monies for something that I wrote, which is a first for me. So I'm totally excited. And I also have a couple of ideas for their upcoming genres. So I could do this AGAIN. (Not in two days though. Once was enough.)

I'm going to look over the contract as soon as I come down from ROCKETING THROUGH THE STRATOSPHERE ON A JETPACK OF SQUEE. So, probably not anytime soon.

April 18th, 2011

Well, okay, Internet.

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It's Jumpstart Moogle's Writing Lobe again. Give me a character and an emotion or situation, and I'll plonk something out for you.

March 20th, 2011

Guess which scene I just played through, B/W players. Go on, guess. ;)

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You know, I have to hand it to Nintendo/Game Freak this time. Black/White is the first Pokemon series I've ever wanted to write fanfic for. Not bad for a silent protagonist.

February 23rd, 2011


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How... in the hell... does one write not one, but two Rube Goldberg devices without resorting to a pages-long run-on sentence?

I just keep talking in one long incredibly unbroken sentence...

January 22nd, 2011

Transformer biology - theorizin'.

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Regarding recharge and refueling. )

...I think too much about this kind of thing. ^_^;;;;

November 27th, 2010

WHEEEEE totes going to bed soon

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JUST FINISHED GIFT EXCHANGE FIC FUCK YEAH. Wow that's a high. I'd forgotten.


Via Twitter: a part-time magistrate demonstrates what an utter tool he is. TLDR: dude doesn't want gay men in the military, but lesbians are okay because they can be 'cured' by male soldiers. Naturally he is being beaten with shovels by the Internet tonight, but personally I think the lolarious part is this:

He continued: “Shouldn’t the overwhelmingly straight warriors who answer their county’s call be spared the indignity of showering with other men who achieve lascivious enjoyment from the sight of those lithe naked bodies, and who may be tempted to seek more than the view?”

Yes, Joe Rehyansky. Keep railing against the irresistible temptation of those lithe... naked... bodies. Dripping wet from the shower, no doubt, highlighting toned muscles and shapely asses. Yes. Yes indeed.

Joe Rehyansky is completely heterosexual...

So, TO CELEBRATE THE HORRILARITY. Let's play a game! From [info]woekitten through [info]artoni via Twitter:

The object immediately to your left is going straight up your ass. What is it?

*looks* ....oh god, it's my Wacom tablet. That is a terrible thing to do to such a useful and wonderful instrument! XDDD

October 23rd, 2010

*iz big pimpin'*

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You guys! You guys!

Transformers fic gift exchange on Dreamwidth! And today is the last day to sign up!


October 8th, 2010

Am I insane? ...wait, stupid question.

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Am seriously considering doing NaNo this year. I even have the nebulous seed of an idea. No plot, of course, but an idea.

(She said, her words slightly muffled from being under a pile of fic and yarn and beads and various other projects.)

September 14th, 2010

God, self, you don't need any more addictions.

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Well, I've committed Jewelry. Two big pendant necklaces. With jump rings and chain and everything. I used to just string the beads, tie a knot and call it a day! What the hell is wrong with me?

(No, no pictures. For one thing, they're not done yet. I have to shorten one of them and put beads on the other. With actual head pins. I may be going insane.)

I really, really, really didn't need yet another money sink, you guys. 'Cause with making jewelry, you see, it's not just the beads and shiny pendants. You have to have all the teeny little fiddly things that holds all those shiny things together. And it never seems like much at first, but you keep sticking little thing after little thing in your bag and before you know it you've got to take out a second loan. But there's a lot of instant gratification when you put all the fiddly things together and it turns into a USO (Unbelievably Shiny Object).

So not neglecting my crochet for this. Or my ficcing. I'm slogging through the Climactic Battle scene in my Mythbusters crossover and I will get it done by this weekend if it kills me, dammit.

July 31st, 2010

Motorcycle aficionados!

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What is the best motorcycle EVER? Which company has your Brand Loyalty? Why? Gush for me, darlings. Rant on for pages. Don't be afraid to get technical.

(I may be gestating a story idea.)

July 1st, 2010

Because after Botcon...

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...I need a jump-start on my writing engine. Plus I've just wanted to do this. It's the OC Meme, stolen from (lj)beckyh2112! :D Prompt me and I'll write a drabble featuring one of my OCs for you.

The Rules:
- Prompt as many as you want, but I only promise one drabble per person. You may get more, depending on if your prompts ping me.
- Include a scenario/song lyric/emotion/some sort of inspiration, and a faction or side if the fandom calls for it. (Autobot/Decepticon/Maximal/Predacon/neutral, Keybearer/Heartless/Nobody, Shinra/Avalanche/Jenovite, Turtles/Foot... well, check the tags if you don't know my fandoms. XD)
- If you like, you may prompt a specific OC that you already know of.
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