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([personal profile] me_ya_ri Jul. 26th, 2017 09:05 pm)
Plus my period started so I'm not a happy camper. Stupid cramps.

But the hubby's feeling much better so that's good. And I got this week's novella into POD format, got the cover and blurb done and the Ebook is about 50% finished. Should be able to get it all wrapped up tomorrow and then upload it in the evening.

I also managed to get some writing done. Padma and Jaden have packed up Jaden's stuff, other than the food in her fridge, and Padma is dismayed at how barren Jaden's apartment was. Next chapter they'll arrive at Padma's place and Jaden's going to be dismayed at how tiny it is. If very nicely decorated.

And then it'll be sleep in the same bed time. XD Followed by househunting and eee, I realized on the drive home that I can have the 'looking for apartments / houses together being mistaken for a married couple' thing. AND I can have the old fan favorite of curtain fic.

Yes, I get to write the girls going curtain shopping and arguing about their relationship by arguing about which curtains to get, cheap and disposable or durable and expensive. *squees*

I looooove curtain fic. XD

Goals for tomorrow include, of course, writing more of this so I can get to the curtain fic and sleeping together, exercises (which I did bad on today), making the hubby's delayed birthday dinner (cake is baked but not frosted), and getting this week's novella finished and uploaded everywhere.

Off to bath and bed for me--goodnight everyone!
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([personal profile] keiramarcos Jul. 24th, 2017 11:13 pm)
There is a certain kind of writer who attaches no value to their own work on an emotional level. They write for attention. It’s the same kind of “writer” who dreams of writing a book so they’d be rich and famous. This is also the kind of “writer” who wants to write a book about their life because apparently, we ALL want to read about it and just don’t know it. This attention-seeking writer actually taints the fandom, and readers, with their pathological need for attention. They encourage readers to offer them suggestions for future plot developments, character arcs, and even pairings. Then when they write themselves into a hole because of they actually listened to all the crap they get back—they blame their “muse” for not being inspired to complete the story.

Of course, the worse part of an attention-seeking writer are the readers they leave in their wake who feel entitled to intrude on the process of other writers because they felt validated by a previous experience. They are utterly comfortable providing a list of wishes and wants to other writers in their feedback. If they want a certain pairing in a story—they demand it and will abuse a writer if they don’t get it.

I’ve said before that reader entitlement is the ugliest part of fandom. I’ve been threatened with rape and murder for not updating when a reader felt I should. There have been times when readers have essentially had screaming fits on my contact form or in an email because I didn’t write the pairing they wanted or I chose a Stargate project over a Harry Potter one for Rough Trade.

Some readers take my decisions regarding my own writing as a personal insult and have no problems letting me know that I’m ruining their life by not writing what they want me to write.

Recently, I had a reader send me a single sentence email, and it was:

“I was recently diagnosed with breast cancer, I hope you finish Phoenix before I die.”

At first, I was outraged, but I wasn’t particularly surprised since I’ve seen this kind of emotional blackmail in fandom before. I deleted the email without a response, and I put the sender on a filter in my email that automatically trashes any email she sends me in the future. Because I want no part of her bullshit but I do wonder how many other writers she’s approached with this disgusting tactic.

Those who only read in fandom don’t genuinely understand the creative process. They don’t understand the intimacy of writing or the emotional risk of posting it in public. They never will understand, really, and investing yourself in trying to make them is just intellectual masochism.
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([personal profile] me_ya_ri Jul. 25th, 2017 08:18 pm)
Between finally getting a good night's sleep last night and starting the steroids and antibiotic this morning, he's almost feeling human. He managed to eat some cookies and have real food for dinner tonight. Tomorrow we're going to have breakfast for dinner and then we'll do his delayed birthday dinner on Thursday. Which is steak, spaetzl, gravy and corn with chocolate cake for dessert. By that point he should be able to manage it just fine.

I got this week's story into preliminary format and created a cover for it. It's focused around a solar eclipse which is kind of awesome with the solar eclipse coming up. I even found a good piece of art that conveys a lot of the feel of the story. Made me happy to find it.

Steps are way low but hey, that's life. I don't much care. I should get my exercises, of course, but I haven't yet today.

I got 2200 words written on the novel. Jaden and Padma will be sharing an apartment because Ravinder, the Date From Hell, was not just a jerk, he was a con artist using a faked relationship with Jaden to convince people to fund his move to Phoenix. Full on cheating them out of tons of money. So yeah, Jaden is going to be staying with Padma, sleeping in her king-size bed, because Padma has no couch for Jaden to sleep on.

Oh, shucks! How terrible. *grin*

Yes, I'm having far too much fun with the story.

Goals for tomorrow include breakfast for dinner, exercises, getting the POD version of this week's story done, writing another chapter of the novel and taking care of the hubby.

Off to bath and bed for me--goodnight everyone!
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([personal profile] me_ya_ri Jul. 24th, 2017 08:15 pm)
The hubby called me around 1:30 today and asked me to take him to the walk in clinic. Which, if you knew him, would make it very, very clear that he was very, very sick. So I left work, drove home, got him, and then spent a couple of hours there and at the pharmacy.

Official diagnosis, he's got laryngitis and epiglottitis. Which means, basically, that he's lost his voice and the epiglottis is swollen from some sort of infection. Thus pill steroids and antibiotics with probiotic supplements for him for the next couple of weeks. He's not happy but he's glad to know that no, it's not a virus and no, he's not being a wuss.

But then after five days of a fever, he really wasn't being a wuss at all.

That all meant that I got not anywhere near as much as I wanted done at work and I only got 800 or so words written on the novel. Can't be helped. Also didn't get this week's story into preliminary format for publishing. That's annoying but I'll work on it tomorrow.

Goals for tomorrow include getting the story into preliminary format, writing more than 800 words, picking blueberries and maybe, possibly, if I'm REALLY lucky, making a real dinner for the hubby. But I doubt that. His throat will probably take another day or two to stop hurting.

Off to bath and bed for me--goodnight everyone!
Title: Justice’s Voice
Disclaimer: J. K. Rowling and associates own these characters. I am writing this story for fun and not profit.
Pairing: Harry/Draco
Content Notes: Dark Arts, violence, angst, Auror fic
Rating: R
Wordcount: This part 3600 words
Summary: After a case he botched, Auror Harry Potter has to train with Draco Malfoy to learn the difference between Dark magic, which he doesn’t always have to pursue, and evil magic, which the Aurors were formed to eradicate. He didn’t expect his lessons to get so…intense.
Author’s Notes: Another July Celebration fic, based on a prompt that someone gave me a few years ago. This will be two parts, with the second of them posted tomorrow.

Read more... )
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([personal profile] me_ya_ri Jul. 23rd, 2017 08:25 pm)
The hubby is still very sick so I had tons of time to write today. I got 3900 words written and Jaden has only just discovered that Ravinder has decided that they're engaged. Despite her punching him, walking out on him, tasing him later and getting him arrested. She's about to go nuclear on his ass. Possibly with her boss's assistance. Certainly with Padma's help.

I didn't come anywhere near my step goal but that was because of all the writing and staying home. Not a big deal. I'll live.

Also didn't make chocolate cake because the hubby's throat was so sore that he could barely manage to swallow canned soup. Cake was a non-starter. I'm hoping he feels better tomorrow so we can do his delayed birthday dinner on Tuesday, complete with cake presumably cooked tomorrow night after work.

Sort of a boring day, really, so there's not much to say.

Goals for tomorrow include getting my exercises, writing, taking care of the hubby, starting this week's novella for publishing, and that's about it.

Off to bath and bed for me--goodnight everyone!


Title: The Devil's Luck
Author: KouriArashi
Reader: Opalsong
Fandom: Teen Wolf
Pairings: Allison/Scott, Derek/Stiles, Melissa McCall/Sheriff Stilinski, Chris/Victoria
Rating: Teen
Length (total): 7:26:25
Music: S/C/A/R/E/C/R/O/W by My Chemical Romance
Cover: Opalsong (heavily influenced by Kylie L's gorgeous covers for this series)
Summary:Another day, another mysterious series of murders in Beacon Hills ....

Podbooks Link:
Podbook [7:26:26; 211.1MB]

Chapter Links [length; size]:
Chapter 1 [29:12; 22.8MB]
Chapter 2 [25:49; 20.6MB]
Chapter 3 [28:54; 22.6MB]
Chapter 4 [27:01; 21.0MB]
Chapter 5 [33:20; 46.0MB]
Chapter 6 [31:23; 24.2MB]
Chapter 7 [37:45; 52.1MB]
Chapter 8 [31:37; 43.6MB]
Chapter 9 [30:21; 41.9MB]
Chapter 10 [30:27; 42.0MB]
Chapter 11 [26:14; 20.2MB]
Chapter 12 [37:58; 29.2MB]
Chapter 13 [35:30; 49.0MB]
Chapter 14 [40:54; 31.5MB]

Thanks to Paraka for hosting!!

cross posted at amplificathon, my journal, and AO3


Title: Fledged
Author: Lys ap Adin
Reader: Opalsong
Fandom: Katekyou Hitman Reborn
Pairings: Gen
Rating: General
Length: 26:16
Size: 36.5MB
Music: Tsuna Awakes by Toshihiko Sahashi
Cover: Opalsong
Summary: There comes a point when a person has to say, "Enough." And Tsuna just reached his.

Link: mp3

Thanks to Paraka for hosting!
Thanks to Lys ap adin for having blanket permission!!

cross posted at amplificathon, my journal, and AO3
I bought this one because of Kevin Zegers who plays one of the supporting parts. But I loved it because of the friendship among the women - and Hugh Dancy. He's absolutely perfect here as the dorky, super intelligent but so not cool dude, and him and Maria Bello are the best - and most interesting couple for me - in the film. Loved it. Loved it so much. What a feel good film.
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([personal profile] desireearmfeldt posting in [community profile] amplificathon Jul. 23rd, 2017 09:59 am)
Title: Mouthpiece
Author: Rheanna
Reader: DesireeArmfeldt
Fandom: Stargate Atlantis
Length: 30 mins
Rating: Explicit
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Rodney McKay/John Sheppard
Characters: Rodney McKay, John Sheppard
Additional Tags: Podfic, Podfic Length: 30-45 Minutes, Plot What Plot/Porn Without Plot, Ancient plot device
Summary: "Well, that's one way to get you to shut up."

Text at AO3

MP3


Title: could not make a wookiee intimidating
Author: QueenWithABeeThrone
Reader: Opalsong
Fandom: Star Wars
Pairings: Gen
Rating: General
Length: 8:42
Size: 12.3MB
Music: Uh-oh! by Midnight Syndicate
Cover: Opalsong
Summary: "Aw, come on,” says Anakin, glaring at the dice as if they’ve personally offended him. “You roll twenties for Ahsoka and not for me? I own you, you fuckers, the least you could do is do me a favor every once in a while.”

or: Anakin Skywalker's terrible luck strikes again at the worst time.

Link: mp3

Thanks to Paraka for hosting!

cross posted at amplificathon, my journal, and AO3
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([personal profile] katikat Jul. 23rd, 2017 10:50 am)
Saw Dunkirk. Disappointed. Scattered, splintered, non-linear story that didn’t reveal enough about anyone to make me care. The most interesting part was the non-linear story telling, TBH.

Cut for spoilers )
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([personal profile] me_ya_ri Jul. 22nd, 2017 08:45 pm)
My new novel is a blast. The girls are off on their date, having sushi together, and then they're going to go off to watch a Lesbian Romcom movie together. Right now, they're making each other blush by calling each other Nagel Girls (Padma) or Godward girls (Jaden).

Just, you know, Padma has dark skin instead of paper white skin and Jaden's a bit fuller at bust and hip than Godward's women usually were. Still a ton of fun finding the artists that best matched my images of the girls in my head. XD

I ran errands today, picking up bite valves for my water bottle, spices, Legos for the hubby, chocolate and grapefruit gummy bears, Lush and then getting the hubby a new pillow since his was dying.

Then I came home, surfed the web a bit, wrote, made dinner, wrote some more and now I'm off to bath time. Because I got a Lush Floating Island and I fully intend to use it. I also returned a bunch of Lush bottles so I got a free fresh face mask. I'll probably try that tomorrow. It's a little late to do it today.

Goals for tomorrow include laundry (2/3's done already), making steak and cake for the hubby's delayed birthday dinner despite his still being sick, writing (hopefully a lot), getting next week's story started for publishing, and that's about it.

Off to bath and bed for me--goodnight everyone!
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