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This is an open but rather sparse journal. All my fic can be found here. I can be reached at (pretentious, who, me?). I also stare at pretty pictures on tumblr. and infrequently reblog them here.

I am depressed, introverted, and opinionated about essentially everything.


Jul. 23rd, 2017 09:55 pm
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 A+, would weep again (and again and again) at the sight of the small vessels. Other than that, all my TC feels, good gods.
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 I can't look at a trailer of Dunkirk without weeping, so this Friday should be an interesting exercise for whatever poor soul is stuck next to me.
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 UK flist, any idea of things to do in London 22-27 July? Other Half is going to the London Free School of Critical and Feminist Theory 17-21st, and then she's going to linger for a few days. This is her first trip, so we'd be grateful for suggestions.
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Pick any story I've written, or, in the case of my longer, chaptered works, any chapter from any story I've written, and comment to this post with that selection. I will then give you the equivalent of a DVD commentary on that snippet: what I was thinking when I wrote it, why I wrote it in the first place, what's going on in the character's heads, why I chose certain words, what this moment means in the context of the rest of the fic, lots of awful puns, and anything else that you’d expect to find on a DVD commentary track.

My fic is available here; meme stolen variously
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The last several posts on this page are just me apologising--months apart--for being so absent, and I don't really think that's likely to change. But the Better Half and I are trying to write a couple of original novels, so if people are interested I could post about and excerpts from those here? I'll set up a filter for that content, though, so if anyone wants to opt in, or haha, is still even reading this, say so in the comments?
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Still here. Deleted lj. Had an interesting yuletide. 
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Finished my yuletide fic thank ye gods and little fishes. I mean, I think it could use another 10k, but (a) I always think that, (b) I only started it last week and have been writing in snatches during a workshop, (c) it reads pretty well as is.
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Went to Golkonda yesterday with a friend, then back to his to be deafened by the ambient sound of Diwali.

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when you've cleared the minimum word limit and your protagonists have just said hullo. I am incapable of writing cute 1k stuff, and this is not the story or fandom I was jotting notes for over the last fortnight.
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One of the things I have been keeping quiet about, and that have been keeping me quiet, is that I am trying--after a fallow period of five years and counting--to return to writing original fiction. I have some stories thought out, at various lengths, but nothing really started yet. Hoping to use November to write a couple of short stories, both roughly in the fantasy genre, even though my head is frankly far more taken up with two realist plots. This prioritisation, however, is necessary because I want to apply to the Clarion West summer workshop, and, while they say they will consider any piece of writing, the workshop itself aims to train sff and horror authors, and I will need one of their several scholarships in order to go if I qualify, so best to load the bases. It's not as though I don't quite enjoy writing fantasy. I would like to discuss my stories as and when I go about writing them, so do chime in if you want to be on the appropriate filter.

I also have some notion about the Yuletide assignment, and adore both the requested canon and character, so that ought to be good.
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I have signed up for Yuletide, but am hoping to have a very low-key year: give one, get one, sort of thing. To which end, please PLEASE do not write me a Treat. I do not intend to write and gift extras this year and it is exceedingly bad for my varied and complicated neuroses to receive without reciprocation, so this is an earnest request. I am not fishing or hinting or hoping reverse psychology will kick in or anything. I love my flist and am fairly assured re: their affections, but I just cannot deal with the terror spike of getting Treats when I have none to give.

Thank you for your kind consideration.


Oct. 6th, 2016 04:51 pm
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I've been gone for a good long while, I know, primarily because I've had nothing to say and not much energy. I've also started an instagram account, since that matches my attention and energy levels pretty much exactly these days. I also spent as much of my free, active, time as I could through September trying my first embroidery project in well over a decade. The quote is what Boromir tells Frodo re becoming a Ring Bearer, at some point in the film, and has always stuck with me. It seemed appropriate, given my headlong plunge back into Tolkien waters.

it begins

Sep. 17th, 2016 11:23 pm
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Made my Yuletide nominations in time. Nothing Renault this year, since my faves are likely to be nominated by others and I wanted to use my slots for less established fandoms.

  1. ?! Masters of Rome - Colleen McCullough

  2. ?! Mahabharata - Vyasa

  3. ?! Paying Guests - Sarah Waters

    • ?! Frances Wray
    • ?! Lillian Barber
    • ?! Christina (Paying Guests)
    • ?! Stevie (Paying Guests)

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Have just consumed Jude Morgan's Passion, having seen a rec go by on friends-of-friends, and am now miserable over Augusta Leigh. Send help and an exorcist.

I owe at least one message, will answer soonest.
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straight down a hole of Silmarillion-angst and can't get up. Especially Fingon/Maedhros, because what is my life what are my choices.
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 Recently read An Indecent Obsession, which was better than I'd hoped given its attitude towards queerness. Even more unfortunately, because McCullough is a subtle-ish author said attitude only became obvious after I'd talked myself into including Alec Deacon in the recent past of the novel, and now I'm stuck making sad grabby hands.

a meme

May. 24th, 2016 11:34 pm
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Nicked off [personal profile] lilliburlero in an attempt to bring about some blog activity

Ask me a question about one of my fics or series. It can be absolutely anything in any project and I will tell you the honest-to-goodness answer (even on the progress/plans for next chapters of current series). You can also ask about my writing as a whole, if you like.
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 Still here, faithfully reading the f-list. Have been lax about posting because life is dull and no ficcing has happened in going on two months now. [personal profile] filia_noctis made me a very long playlist for the Orig. Novel I'm making notes for, so that's there.

fic post

Apr. 3rd, 2016 02:47 am
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not reached the stars (4856 words) by toujours_nigel
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Harry Potter - J. K. Rowling
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Sirius Black/Remus Lupin, Remus Lupin/Original Male Character(s)
Characters: Remus Lupin
Additional Tags: World Travel, Soulmate-Identifying Marks, Alternate Universe - Soulmates, Grief/Mourning, Parent Death, Implied/Referenced Rape/Non-con, Suicide Attempt, POV Remus Lupin
Summary: Remus can't bear to be in England after the war, after James and Lily die, after Sirius goes to Azkaban. He can't run from the marks Sirius leaves on their bodies.


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