Katie
30 June 2014 @ 09:24 pm
This never goes well, but I'm going to try to write 31 fics in 31 days.  I was unable to do something similar in May, so I've devised a game plan to help me along this time:

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Q and A: A Fanfiction Meme


Ask me a question (or multiple questions) about one of my fics.  It can be about absolutely anything in any piece, and I will tell you the honest-to-God truth.  Don't hold back.  Ask about major upcoming plot points if you want to.  Whatever you ask, I'll answer truthfully.  Of course, if there are spoilers/major spoilers in my reply, I will warn you.



The prompt table and excerptsCollapse )

Edited to say: I love how Livejournal updates its layout needlessly but never fixes the rich text editor to be not complete shit. WHY ARE YOU GIVING ME ALL THESE SPACES, YOU FUCK
 
 
Current Mood: tiredtired
Current Music: the sounds of my sneezing
 
 
 
Katie
14 December 2017 @ 04:59 pm
For my own sanity, I've decided to make a master list of everything I've written and posted to squeeka_quack</lj> .  The only pieces not included are Edge of Chaos and No Other One, which are incomplete and would take up a lot of space linking to each chapter.

Fics are organized by fandom and alphabetized.  At the end are the links to all of the prompt tables I've collected for various ficathons; noted on each is my stunning lack of progress.  :-P

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Katie
05 January 2015 @ 09:50 pm

My DayZero list of 101 things to do in 1001 days reaches its expiration this summer, but I'm kind of tempted to delete the list and start over.  I guess that would defeat the purpose though, wouldn't it?  Anyway, on to a summary of my 2014 --

I. 2014 Resolutions: A ReviewCollapse )

II. Highlights/Lowlights of 2014: Real Life EditionCollapse )

III. Best Fandom Moments of 2014Collapse )

IV. Fandom Participation aka FailureCollapse )

V. ResolutionsCollapse )
 
 
 
Katie
01 January 2015 @ 10:37 am
This is getting its own post, because I don't want to include it in with resolutions for 2015 or any of that shit.  To recap, my grandfather spent most of 2014 seriously ill.  I guess one of the issues with his family is the hardening of veins/arteries, and at one point this year, he had several operations to restore circulation to his foot.  Well, it didn't work, and they amputated his leg.  Now considering his advanced age (91), they didn't expect him to make it past that.  But he did and made it through rehab, etc.  Unfortunately, while recovering, he developed MRSA because of an open wound on his foot, and that never went away.  They also at one point found a mass in his lungs, which they suspected was cancer.  At that point, he opted not to have the mass biopsied or treated.  He spent enough of 2014 in hospitals.

For that reason, I was relieved when I came home when I did for the holidays.  It was kind of odd going in to Christmas knowing that this would be his last, but I wanted to see him.  Well... I never got that chance.  Although I never get sick, I got super sick with bronchitis.  I didn't want to be the one to kill him, so I agreed to wait and see him before I left for California.  That never happened.  He got sick anyway and died on Sunday.

We spent New Year's Eve burying him.  I didn't really cry at the funeral, I think, because this is a sadder death to me -- not just because he was my last grandparent, not just because I didn't see him, but because I actually genuinely liked him.  The grief is more enduring, strongest in quiet moments: at 6:10 pm when my mother would call him nightly, in the half-eaten package of Chips Ahoy cookies with Reese's peanut butter cups I imagine he was still sneaking into until the end when his health-nut girlfriend wasn't looking.

I have a Christmas card from him that I haven't opened yet. 
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Current Mood: sadsad
 
 
 
Katie
13 November 2014 @ 05:08 pm
((Warning: contents are meant to be humorous but probably are not actually humorous. If you want guaranteed laughs, I suggest you look at House's season 8 ratings. I can't top that shit.))

A couple days ago, I noticed that Lisa Edelstein was scheduled to be a guest on The Queen Latifah Show.  I figured that, even though it was super late to request tickets, I should try.  After a period of being wait listed, I finally got confirmation that a restraining order hadn’t been filed against me and I could attend.  Immediately I started figuring out the logistics here.  Seeing Lisa Edelstein on Wednesday --> Wednesday is Hump day --> Seeing Lisa on Hump day --> Lisa being very close to the word "hump" --> Me + Lisa +hump = My power is growingCollapse )
 
 
Current Mood: geeky
 
 
 
Katie
31 October 2014 @ 06:58 pm
I have a NaNoWriMo tag, and I've decided that it's completely useless.  I went looking through it for some tidbits about my habits, what worked vs. what didn't, what I was working on, etc. Came up with nothing, so I'm going to try to keep a more thorough track of what I'm doing this time around.  Without going in to too much detail, I decided I wanted to do something original this year.  I'm using that term loosely, as it's dystopian fic (although with a twist~).  Yesterday/today, I outlined the vague goals of each chapter, just so I have an idea of where I want the arc to go.

The other thing I was going to try to work on in a separate nano is one or more of the unfinished House/Cuddy pieces that I have currently.  But now I'm thinking about throwing that plan in all together and working on this other piece that I've been writing for myself, so that I can finish it, get the free printing of it that often comes with nano, and then enjoy my fic in peace lol.  In other words?

NANOWRIMO HASN'T EVEN STARTED, AND I'M ALREADY FUCKING UP.
 
 
Current Mood: crazycrazy
Current Music: "Watch Devil" by Stevie Nicks
 
 
 
Katie
(Day 4 of 31 has been posted here.  This LJ entry will now constitute Day 5 of my writing challenge.  I’ve been wanting to write something on this subject for a while; given that this whole thing is about upping my productivity, I feel that this entry counts.  Since I’m the only judge who matters in this contest, that’s all that matters.)

In the middle of April, Stevie Nicks was said to be in Nashville.  No one really understood why that might be.  With Christine McVie rejoining Fleetwood Mac, it seemed odd to consider that Stevie might be taking the opportunity to make a solo album.  Yet on April 26th, at Jenny Boyd’s book signing at The Grove, Mick Fleetwood confirmed that Stevie was teaming up again with Dave Stewart to create another solo album.  A few weeks later, Liz Rosenberg announced the project, tentatively titled 24 Karat Gold: Songs From the Vault.”  The title seriously makes me think of Scrooge McDuck diving into his gold.

17 to 18 tracks were recorded in Nashville, and while the offerings would be a collection of primarily older songs (hence the title), they would be newly produced with fresh vocals and instrumentation. Now I doubt we will get 17 to 18 songs on one album.  That would be incredibly long.  It would seem far more likely that 13 or so would make the cut.  The rest would be held back for Fleetwood Mac or various special edition albums to increase sales.

Either way, since that time Dave Stewart has offered a few snippets of songs.  Most, however, remain a mystery.  Like every Stevie Nicks fan though, I have my own list of demos and specific versions of demos that I would like to see on the new album.  Let’s dive into the vault together, shall we?

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Current Mood: apatheticapathetic
Current Music: Iggy Azalea's "Goddess"
 
 
 
Katie
03 July 2014 @ 10:44 pm
My neglected baby has been updated.

In the meantime, I would like to suggest that library books, which are listed as being on the shelves but are NOT, are the most annoying thing on the planet.  YOU SAID YOU WOULD BE HERE AND YOU ARE NOT. >:(
 
 
 
Katie
03 July 2014 @ 12:01 am
*quacks happily* YEAH BOYYYYY!  Day 2 is complete and up.

In other news, I signed up for dr_house_land.  But clearly I've been out of the LJ game too long cause I just realized that I should FOLLOW the community and like JOIN it and shit in order to see all the entries.  I'm a genius.

I'd also like to point out that today I made a veggie burger for the first time in months.  Morningstar Farms one fucking vegan burger + daiya vegan cheddar slice + griddled onions + lettuce + guacamole + tomato on a whole wheat bun.  I was not expecting the Daiya slice to singlehandedly take offense to claims that vegan cheese doesn't melt and prove naysayers wrong by making a MESS.  It was good, but it was also sort of like I could have just rubbed my face in the food and ended up less dirty.
 
 
Current Mood: tiredtired
Current Music: The Outfield's "Your Love"
 
 
 
Katie
01 July 2014 @ 10:57 pm
Well... I got something posted (please read the warning if you should click to read), which is pretty amazing considering the length of the script I spent most of the day covering.  Whether I'll be able to finish something to post for tomorrow will be the true test, I suppose lol.  We'll see.

In other news, my favorite shelter pup was (I believe) adopted out recently.  We've been doing such a great job of placing animals lately, so it was only a matter of time for intelligent, playful, gentle, beautiful Jasmine to find her home.

I miss her, but there are always new animals to fall in love with.  Currently, I'm fond of Skippy, this sweet little rabbit who came in with no fur on his back legs from being forced to sit in his own urine long enough for the hair to burn off.  You'd think that after being so mistreated, he'd be mean.  But he was running circles around me on Sunday (a sign of possession/affection like cats rubbing against you), tried to climb in my arms at one point, and fell asleep against me.  He's so happy when we get him in an exercise pen that he almost looks like he's having seizures, he's jumping around so much.  I have video, but I'm going to try to get better footage when I go in next.     
Jasmine waiting for me to throw the squeaky toy :)
 
 
Current Mood: hothot