yappichick
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
 
 
yappichick
02 August 2012 @ 10:29 pm
Who needs flowers? Not me.

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Current Mood: cheerful
 
 
yappichick
20 July 2012 @ 05:10 pm
I hate Twitter giveaways. (I never win.) But, I want the prize @halowaypoint is giving away SO BADLY.
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Current Mood: hopeful
 
 
yappichick
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
 
 
yappichick
16 July 2012 @ 03:16 pm
OK, I might be overreacting with my fangirl squee No, I'm not. but Thom Green who plays Lasky, the lead in the Forward Unto Dawn web series, just favorited one of my Tweets.

Dude, it's a good day to be a fangirl.
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Current Mood: excited
 
 
yappichick
14 July 2012 @ 08:53 pm
WHY AM I NOT AT COMIC CON? I WANT TO MEET JEN TAYLOR.

I AM SO JEALOUS.
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Current Music: Back in Town, Matt Dusk
Current Mood: jealous
 
 
yappichick
13 July 2012 @ 11:08 pm
Did I say 46k words? Because I sort of passed that word count and I haven't even tackled either scene additions that I'm doing.

Dude.

(I blame Comic Con.)
 
 
Current Mood: tired
 
 
yappichick
First, let's get the full trailer of Halo: Forward Unto Dawn out of the way. (Thanks to the awesome [livejournal.com profile] sangate for the link.)




Warning: musings of a geek )
 
 
Current Mood: contemplative
 
 
yappichick
06 July 2012 @ 05:31 pm
The entire story is transcribed. Oh yes, I am a happy girl.

The rough draft clocks in at 44,300 words which, even at this point, makes it my longest fic ever.  I'm thinking that if I add in the scenes that I have jotted down, it should be around 46k. (Though I do retain the right to ignore my notes and work with what I have.)

I'm gonna give myself this weekend to read through the rough draft before passing it off to Babe. Then, it will be onto the Push fic and see if I really do have enough plot there for a 25k word story.
 
 
yappichick
04 July 2012 @ 10:03 pm
The story is finished.

(Minus transcribing the last 5k. I'm saving my Rapunzel icon for when I finish that.)

But, dude, I'm done!!!

*does a happy dance*
 
 
Current Mood: relieved
 
 
yappichick
04 July 2012 @ 03:33 pm
Two more scenes.

It's happening, guys!

(Let's ignore the fact that I still have to type them out when I get finished.)
 
 
Current Mood: ecstatic
 
 
yappichick
03 July 2012 @ 02:40 pm
Four more scenes and I am done with this sucker.

Maybe I will have this done by the fifth.
 
 
yappichick
03 July 2012 @ 11:29 am
Babe said he got chills watching the teaser trailer. 

Why hello, Master Chief, you are looking as awesome as ever.

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Giving credit where credit is due.
 
 
Current Mood: excited
 
 
yappichick
02 July 2012 @ 08:14 am
...  
35,000 words and counting

(As a reminder, I thought this fic was going to clock in at about 20k.)
 
 
Current Mood: awake
 
 
yappichick
01 July 2012 @ 08:32 am
So, I didn't hit my self-imposed goal of having this sucker written by the first. BUT, I do  have the next 6k written down on paper and I think I'll be able to just type out the last 3k without writing it first. *snicker*

I have to have this done by the fifth or else I'm going to have to drop the [livejournal.com profile] het_bigbang story.  Honestly, I am hoping that I can do that story justice within the time frame.  I have to have the two/three snippets (500 each) done by the 15th which shouldn't be a problem. It's the 24k words that are left that are concerning.  I'm currently writing a story with a million and a half plot points...and the Push fic is pretty complicated--if only for the complexity of the world it is set in.

A quick question for you guys, at what point do you include a character's name in the list of characters at the beginning of a fic/want an author to tell you if a certain character is in the fic? If they are in the story for more than so many words? If they are important to the plot?
 
 
Current Mood: nervous
 
 
yappichick
29 June 2012 @ 09:51 am
Oh hello Angst,

I didn't see that character death coming.

Signed,
Me

I'm never gonna finish this rough draft by tomorrow. Especially if I keep getting distracted with teh internetz.
 
 
Current Mood: busy
 
 
yappichick
25 June 2012 @ 08:37 pm
...  
And I'm at 29k...I'm pretty sure that this is going to be the longest fic I've written.

Wish me luck, I'm starting the "action-y, let's weave all these random plot points together and hope for the best" stage.

At least I have banana cake. LOL
 
 
Current Mood: busy
Current Music: Hey Pachuco, Royal Crown Revue
 
 
yappichick
25 June 2012 @ 02:23 pm
but I'm on Tumblr correcting people's misinformation about Halo canon.

Don't judge me. Because of this story, I have been on Halopedian more often than Tumblr, LJ, FB...yeah, you get the point.
 
 
yappichick
15 June 2012 @ 03:29 pm
Did I just reference the Pauli exclusion principle in my fic?

Can I say "over my head"?

Why couldn't I have written some story about John and Cortana bantering about who is more awesome for 20k words?
 
 
Current Mood: intimidated
 
 
yappichick
15 June 2012 @ 08:06 am
Today's the snippet post over at [livejournal.com profile] scifibigbang. Spoilers/spec for Halo 4 abound. References from, well, just about everything. (Halo: Evolutions, Halo: CE, Halo 3 Terminals, Halo: First Strike).

Welcome to the story that has taken over my life )

On a completely different note...No matter how many times I watch Night at the Museum, I still can't wrap my mind around Dick Van Dyke being a bad guy, especially with the dancing scene during the credits, LOL.
 
 
Current Mood: determined