I wrote over a thousand words and that scene dragged on forever and ever man. Seriously, I honestly thought I would walk away at some point, but then I hit my stride and it was kinda magical. Also the inspiration for writing was this movie night I had with a group of online friends watching The Addams’s Family. And it just brought back all of my Dark Haven feels back up. So I had to write. My brain kinda hurts, but it was a good start, and now I have only three thousand words to go. LOL. Anyway, I’m just checking in, now I’m going to look for food. Tah!
So it’s been a while since I did one of these. Geeze, so I suddenly over the last several months have gain like a group of friends. Who I have Keira Marcos to blame for or rather thank for. And then I had real life issues, along with other excuses. Right now, I’m very late on starting on Dark Haven: Installment 3. I don’t have a lot attention, barely on the blink. Which I was okay very disappointed, but not disappointed enough to stop writing. I’m bound and determined to finish this fic. The first long fic, that I will finish ever in my ten years in fandom. So it’s will be a huge complement. Also this week is my birthday, I turn the big 3.0. on Friday, and I have no idea how I’m going to feel about that. *sigh*. I’m also working on my first ever original series, spellbound. I should of worked with short stories, but I was compelled by the really horrible witch fiction and entertainment that is out there today and the fact it ignores male witches, and witches of color. And I wanted to change that. So I put my big girl panties on and now I’m writing. I still don’t want to do it professionally. I like that I can set my own rules, and drum to my own beat.
I don’t have to worry if a story is viable for a market, or censoring, and yes I’m less than 750k that twilight sold for, but you know what? I rather not have the money, and be flat broke than to shove myself into a box as a writer. And I love being an amateur writer. I’m weird that way, but I didn’t realize how much work it went into creating something from scratch without the already audience behind you. But I decided to take my time, and not rush. I’m doing Character Profiles from Epiguide. And believe me, it feels like a marathon going through those long six pages. But it was worth it. I went from having a bare concept to a living breathing character that was very real to me. I’m also writing voice journals entries, so I can get handle on their own individual character voices.
Hopefully, I should be able to write Spellbound in the new year, and I can have something ready for the spring. We shall see. Anyway, that’s enough of my rambling. I got to go. I’m going to make sure to start updating my writing logs. Thanks so much to everybody, including my fellow pixies: Wolfmother, Akime Salt, Rebel Kitt, and Starr Falling. I love you guys!
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Think of how the mentality of mainstream Americans (well most) have changed even in the last 15 or so years in regards to famous people coming out and stating they are gay. I think coming out is a personal choice, and don't agree with some that famous people should be forced to declare their sexual preferences. But when someone who is famous DOES come out, it is incredibly powerful and can impact tremendously those who feel shame or that they have to hide who they really are. Even NON-famous people, stating they are gay, living openly as they are, can have a tremendous impact on those who are afraid due to factors in their life (family, cultural, etc.) Straight people supporting equality for the LGBT community openly also shows others that there IS support for them.
NEVER be ashamed of who are, who you love, or how you love. If you are shunned, that is they shunner's problem, not yours! I know that is easier said than done if you are dependent on such people for your livelihood. Don't let them eat away at your soul and plan your escape to be able to live YOUR life as you ARE as soon as you can.
If you or anyone you know has difficulty with coming out or faces challenges---harassment, etc contact the GLBT National Help Center--they have people you can talk to and can give you contacts in your area. Also the The Trevor Project has people you can talk to and can offer other assistance. NEVER feel you have to deny your true self. You don't have to make a proclamation and have a plane fly around with a banner, but you shouldn't have to hide who you really are. And as we know, our friends in Russia are facing that right now. That's why this human rights issue---LGBT Equality---is so important.
So, I was watching the latest episode of Teen Wolf, and basically was so enraged with all the fuckery that went down that I had to retreat from reading from that fandom for a while just maintain my sanity. So I decided to go back to basics, and go back to one my of first true fandoms: Buffy: The Vampire Slayer. In particular, Xander centric fiction---because I can never get enough of Xander Harris! And I mostly read Xander centric fiction anyway in this fandom, and I have no regrets about that. It's been a very long time since I read anything for this fandom, and I decided to make a rec list of all the great fics I am discovering and re-discovering as I walk down memory lane. As I finish each fic, I'm going to update this list, so stay tuned! Also I would like to mention that a good portion of these fics right now are crossovers, because I'm unashamed crossover whore; and Xander Harris and crossovers go together like peanut butter and jelly.
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Fandom: Wizard Of Oz
Artist: Lindsey Blythe (lindsey_blythe)
Additonal Credit To: Thanks to grande_caps for the screencaps!
Instructions: Please credit me, and leave a comment so I can know who's snatching up my icons! ;)
If you can see this, you're probably on my friends list. And I since I just picked up a buttload of new friends, I wanted to do a post specifically for you. I want to invite all of my friends to mozy over to this post and comment so I can get to know you a little better. Let's squee over Teen Wolf, or the awesome of Star Trek. Let's share our fandom woes, let's party like it's 1999 because we finally got the courage enough to put our selves out there. I usually just friend people, and then we never talk at all. And I have these people on my friend's list that I never talk to. I don't want to do that any more! So come on over, and join my peeps party here on this post. I bet you'll be glad that you're came!
ETA: Edited for typos, and grammar fail!
I'm also dedicated to writing 500 words a day. I will be giving a weekly word count on this blog. So again if you want to keep up with me and what I'm doing then friend me, also I'm going to start a google calendar that you can see my daily word counts if you feel like it. Again, thanks for keeping with me, and I'll see at that otherside.
Before there was 'Twilight', before there was a 'Vampire Diaries', 'Moonlight', and 'Angel'; there was 'Forever Knight'. It has been over 17 years since the show was canceled, and it still has a place in the minds and hearts of the fans even today. For me, Nicholas Knight's eternal struggle between his lingering humanity and his vampiric nature; and his quest for redemption is as relevant, and enthralling as it was all those years ago. This picspam is an attempt to bring this beloved cult series into the 21st century. When I imagine the characters (despite canon killing a good portion of these characters off) living in present day Toronto or aboard in some far away land--I admittedly think of the Dreamcast instead of the orignal cast.
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Artist Notes: So I love show, unabashedly without any shame. I could describe this show, but I'm awful with words so I will let writer Ana Flores from SpanglishBaby.com tell you how awesome this show is is :
Doc McStuffins, voiced by Kiara Muhammad, is a lovely six-year-old girl who lives in a magical world all her own where she’s able to talk to all stuffed animals and toys as soon as she puts her play stethoscope on, and if no one else is around. In each 11-minute story (two in an episode), Doc and her assistants–a wild bunch of stuffed animals–enter the playhouse clinic where they analyze, diagnose and cure toys in need. In the episodes I previewed I got to see Doc McStuffins take on cases as serious as a toy race car with no energy, a Jack-in-the-Box who lost his bounce and a plastic blow-up toy with a leak.
I knew immediately my girl would be attracted to the show because Doc is totally a pink and sparkly girl like her. Yet, behind all that pink is a little girl with lots of smarts and a passion to heal. Not only that, but there’s a huge tone of girl empowerment since Doc takes after her mother who’s a doctor and the bread winner in the home of a family of four. I spoke to Chris Nee, Creator and Executive Producer of the series, and she told me that portraying strong and empowered female characters was at the heart of the idea behind “Doc McStuffins.” Nee knows that a girl can embrace pink, glitter and twirly dresses and identify with Doc, but also learn about important issues like health and taking care of oneself.