06 August 2012 @ 08:10 am
So, Babe has started editing my Halo fic.

Hold me.

LOL, it hasn't been that bad, really.  He's burned through the first four chapters (There are sixteen.) and I only made him pause once at the "cheesiness" of one line (In response, I ran over to my bookshelf and pulled out "Human Weakness" in Halo: Evolutions and made him read the origins of that line.  Then, I made him read the poem about these crazy kids that was after the short story.  I think he was going to hurl. Or something. Babe makes being dedicated to Gen-ness an art form--he still thinks Mulder and Scully were better as "just friends".) and he came up with something that was a lot better, so that's a win.

It's hard to believe that my posting date is in two weeks. Eek!
Current Mood: nervous
04 August 2012 @ 08:20 pm
For the first time in nearly six months, I have an idea for a Tangled fic. \o/

Things are busy around here. End of Babe's vacation! Getting the little ones ready for school! TCSTWNBF! But, I'm fairly confident that it will be written by the end of the month. 
Current Mood: hopeful
02 August 2012 @ 10:29 pm
Who needs flowers? Not me.

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Current Mood: cheerful
28 July 2012 @ 11:10 am
Zack Greinke is an Angel now?


The Angels need to get their pitching the way it was a few years ago. Weaver and C.J. Wilson can't hold the team together by themselves. Let's hope that Haren gets inspired by Greinke.

Now if we could just beat those Rangers...LOL
27 July 2012 @ 04:43 pm
This week comes much progress and a much, much better picture than last week.  Soon, I'll have to change to acronym to TCSTIAF (The Cross-Stitch That Is Almost Finished)


Fingers are still crossed that I'll have it finished by my birthday. :D Plus, like I said on Twitter, I've already got my next crafting project in mind.
Current Mood: pleased
27 July 2012 @ 07:38 am
So, since I've been on a Michael Bublé kick, I bought the Special Delivery album last night.  On it, there is the song "Dream a Little Dream of Me" and, of course, he does an epic job singing it.

But, all I can think about is Miss Piggy singing it during Muppet*Vision 3D.

How has it been eleven years since I worked at DCA? o.O I still have this and It's Tough to Be a Bug practically memorized. LOL
Current Mood: nostalgic
25 July 2012 @ 12:39 pm
Tried to write a Tangled fic.  It was 700 words of angst and sadness. Fic, meet virtual trashcan.  (OK, this is not true. I save everything I write because I'm obsessive like that.)

I did manage to come up with all the chapter titles and hit 50k words (say what?) on the Halo Fic That Will Never Be Finished. Seriously, it shouldn't be much more than that unless Babe reads it and tells me that my action scenes need to be expanded (He will. I have the amazing ability to turn a fifteen minute firefight into a three paragraph snooze fest). I've been moving parts around, editing the crap out of them, and adding fragmented sentences for dramatic effect.

Just like this.

Of course, then it's like, "Was the original better?" or "Does it totally seem like I dropped these eight paragraphs in from another chapter?", etc.  Seriously, Babe needs to start editing this so I'm not tempted to keep tweaking things.

I need to get my mind off this fic but my inspiration to write anything else is like my love for coffee: non-existent.

Oh well, my cross-stitch needs attention anyway. :P
Current Music: Through With You-- Maroon 5
Current Mood: aggravated
24 July 2012 @ 09:01 pm
Twitter has been my fangirl squee zone for the week.  So, not only has Thom Green favorited two of my Tweets, Daniel Cudmore retweeted another, but today, guess who started following me?

The main singer from Icon for Hire:


Dude, pinch me.

I'm off to flail some more because, glee! :D :D
Current Mood: shocked
24 July 2012 @ 05:38 pm
I really need to dust off my old Tangled WIPs and post something new.

Really, I think [livejournal.com profile] just_a_dram and/or [livejournal.com profile] mrstater should write something so I can get inspired by them. :D :D :D
Current Mood: hot
24 July 2012 @ 05:06 pm
Oh, Instagram, why so addictive?
Current Mood: giddy
23 July 2012 @ 03:25 pm
Movie/Gaming Parody Posters

Dude, they're hilarious.

Hands down, my favorite is James and the Giant Peach.
Current Mood: amused
23 July 2012 @ 12:17 pm
Spending part of the morning looking for a fic you're sure you've read, only to find it and realize that A.) It's a WIP B.) It was embedded in a comment which means it's more like a WIP version 0.5 and C.) that you really, really, really want to read more.

Yes, [livejournal.com profile] patriot_jackie, I'm looking at you, LOL.
Current Mood: distressed
23 July 2012 @ 11:11 am
Dear Spammers on LJ,

Please stop sending me your crappy YouTube link and embedding it. I will delete and block every one of you.

No Love,
Current Mood: infuriated
21 July 2012 @ 10:19 am
Why in the world am I asking questions about qualifying stories for the [livejournal.com profile] avengers_xbb?

Didn't I say no more big bangs (with the exception of one, if it happens this year) until next year? Then again, this one is only 5k which should be a breeze. And if the mods say that I can, in fact, have a story based in a pre-Avengers, singularly-Avenger focused fic, we all know what I'm doing, right?

ETA: They said no, which, in a lot of ways puts me at peace. Because, really, I didn't need another fic to write.
Current Mood: cheerful
21 July 2012 @ 08:26 am
So, finally, after an eight week break, I started doing my Christmas cross-stitch again. I don't want to get my hopes up that I might actually get this sucker finished by September so I can get it framed before my Christmas decorations go up, but dude, I'm getting there.

Apologies for the crappy picture...couldn't get the lighting right. :/

Current Mood: creative
21 July 2012 @ 07:46 am
Scrapped an epilogue, rewrote it, and birthed a sequel.

Remember the days of when I only wrote one shots and everything could be written in 700 words or less?
Current Mood: productive
20 July 2012 @ 05:10 pm
I hate Twitter giveaways. (I never win.) But, I want the prize @halowaypoint is giving away SO BADLY.
Current Mood: hopeful
20 July 2012 @ 11:45 am
Usually, I keep this blog away from media stories, political issues, etc.  But even I had to break my silence at the reprehensible behavior of this company and their audacity to tweet something like this.

I am just sick.
Current Mood: angry
18 July 2012 @ 08:50 pm
Please, plot bunnies, do not start coming up with ideas for fics based on the character(s) for the Forward Unto Dawn webseries.

No. Just no.


Er, yeah, they aren't listening.
Current Mood: curious
18 July 2012 @ 07:54 am
Really, I enjoy these commercials more than I should.

Current Music: Up in Flames, Icon for Hire
Current Mood: hungry