For Ali

Apr. 15th, 2007 11:13 pm
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It's been a long, long, time since I put pen to paper and pulled anything creative out of my brain.

After last night's Dr. Who, Ali ([livejournal.com profile] watcher_junior) demanded "Gah. Someone rec or write some Rose/Ten fluff. Now. Please?!"

Well. I'm a slow writer, so I couldn't comply with the "now". And I wasn't doing so well with the fluff part either; trying to rewrite certain scenes at the end of Gridlock turned into a big angsty blowup between the Doctor and the TARDIS... And of course, in the process of trying to do a bit of research on it, I discovered that already, somebody had written out the little idea that I had and did a much better job, well, that completely killed my little story. It was a crappy anyway, painfully stilted with too much "telling." Nearly a thousand words, though, miscarried. That hurts.

Instead, I'm posting a drabble, that would have served for the introduction (albeit in a lengthier form). I hope you like it, Ali!

Astronomy Lessons )
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I actually wrote something GG related! I'm still completely unable to channel Rory and right now, trying to write Jess is a little painful, so instead, I wrote this. Comments are always appreciated! :)

Title: Forms of Carbon
Word Count: 100
Characters: Lindsay, peripherally Dean
Adult Content: Not really
Author Notes: After the season 4 finale (spoilers). I tried to make it symbolic. I think I failed. :)

Forms of Carbon )

Oh really?

Jun. 9th, 2004 11:30 pm
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I am soooooooooo sick of studying. I hate it all. I don't care if I fail. I really don't. It's not worth it.

How it's been: Wake up before 8 and let Chris in. Read. Read some more. Start to fall asleep. Wake self up. Eat. Read. Throw book across room in frustration and boredom. Take test. Do awful. Fall asleep. Wake up, feel guilty. Read more. Last night, I was up until 1 studying. Not tonight. Tonight, I slacked off. I shall pay tomorrow.

I've been distracting myself by writing GG drabbles. Yep, I can't get away from the fandom. Today I got the loveliest review on LNB that is making me want to get it out and just finish it. The only thing that's holding me back is I know how much work it would be. I'm the slowest writer in the entire world, and this next chapter is going to be massive.... *sigh*

Speaking of drabbles and my incessant love for them, I formed a community. [livejournal.com profile] gg100 Right now, it's just a place to showcase my writings, until there's more members. But hey, I'm cocky enough to think that that's really all people want to read anyway! ;)


And this I found really amusing:

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mrschimpf is stalking you because they heard you are awesome in bed, and they want to find out. They are also deluded!


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Written for the [livejournal.com profile] tv100 Addictions Challenge (I don't know if I'll post it there... They didn't seem to receptive to GG fic.)

Title: Cravings
Words: 100
Characters: Rory/Jess
Adult content: From me?? Well, it's probably the most sensual that I've ever written, but there's absolutely nothing in it. It's still on a low PG rating. I blush easy, I guess...

Inspired by Marissa's ([livejournal.com profile] avidtvfan) incredibly lovely drabble... Don't listen to all of her doubts, I absolutely love it.

Cravings )

GG Drabble

Feb. 16th, 2004 12:56 pm
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I figured I'd better post this before Dean's return tomorrow and I get so pissed at him that I never want to see him content...

This is part of my "write something besides Rory and Jess" collection.

A Second Chance )
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I've been so busy that I've only just had time to catch up on some of the challenges. So there's a few here.

Title: Afternoon Tea
Word Count: 100
Characters: Hopefully you can figure that out...
Notes: Started out for the introduction challenge, but since nobody really got introduced, don't know if it fits.

Afternoon Tea )


Title: Lost and Found
Word Count: 100
Characters: Gollum
Notes: Once again for the introduction challenge, but it's more of an exercise of getting the voices down.

Lost and Found )


Title: Taught to Love
Characters: Eowyn, Faramir
Notes: For the teaching challenge

Taught to Love )

Title: Reminders
Characters: Denethor, Finduilas, Faramir
Notes: For the "Mistaken Identity" Challenge.

Reminders )

More...

Jan. 11th, 2004 03:01 pm
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So many of my thoughts and ideas are just fragments, little wisps of ideas that float into my brain. Invariably, I'll think up some idea of a story, some part of a relationship that I want to explore. So I sit down and write--and lose it completely after the first paragraph. Writing Like Never Before has been one of the most grueling processes for that very reason, because while I have an outline of my ideas and what I'd like to occur, I still have to fill in... And the fill-in, the fleshing out of the ideas into sentences and paragraphs can take me months, many of them sitting in front of my computer in completely frustration because I can't get out the words that are there. So often, I feel like an amateur sculptor, staring at a blob of clay, seeing what it could look like, but never knowing how to get it out.

Perhaps that's why I like drabbles so much. I read other people's and I'm inspired... They're short, just 100 words wrapped around one moment, where I strive to express as much as possible. I can put down my fragmented thoughts and somehow get it to say what I want it to--like my drabble about Jess's leaving and how Luke was dealing--there wasn't enough in me to make that a complete story, but in a drabble form, I think I got down pretty much what I wanted.

I'm not a person who thinks poetically--there's too much of the scientist in me, but with drabbles, I can come close. Lately, I think I've been thinking in drabbles... cutting out words, rearranging phrases, finding words that get just the right meaning. I think I verge on the sentimental a little more than I would like, but I think the form forgives that.

And I try to experiment more with drabbles than with any other form. Besides my experimentations with LOTR, right now I'm attempting to write two about Kirk--one a sonnet to LuLu and the other in the viewpoint of Cat Kirk... And it's so hard!! I have a hard time writing humor, but I hope that playing around with this will give me some practice. I've tried writing different couples than I normally do (hence the Kirk and LuLu)... but as hard as I try, I cannot write Tristan--I wanted a Tristan/Paris one and considered exploring one about Rory from Tristan's viewpoint, but it's no use. I just can't get inside of that character, he's so foreign to me.

So here's a couple more that I've been playing with. Same theme: lost cause, first one is slightly AU.

More GG Drabbles )
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Still working on compiling all of these, but I thought I'd post a couple.

Theme: Lost causes

Lost Causes Drabbles )
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Cross posted on [livejournal.com profile] lotr100

Title: Deliverance
Word count: 100
Adult content/slash: no
Notes: For the Honesty challenge and the apparent Dying!Boromir theme going on...

Deliverance )
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Cross posted on [livejournal.com profile] lotr100

Title: By His Side
Word Count: 100
Team: Hobbits
Characters: Sam, Frodo
Adult Content/Slash: Only if you read it that way... No.
Author notes: For the Fear Challenge, although maybe a little more subtle definition of fear. More movieverse than book.

By His Side )
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Cross-posted on [livejournal.com profile] lotr100

Title: Ringbearer's Choice
Word Count: 100
Team: Hobbits
Characters: Frodo, Fellowship
Slash/Adult Content: No
Notes: Movieverse of FOTR

Ringbearer's Choice )
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Wow, do you realize that the last time I posted here was back in August?? I realized that today was December, December 2nd my calendar tells me. I'm not really sure what happened to September and October and November--are you sure we really even had a November?

First of all, updates: Yes, to those few people who know what I'm talking about, I'm still working on my Gilmore Girls story, Like Never Before. Honestly, I swear. I'm working on chapter 8 and have been (bit by painful bit) for the past three months. It's sixteen pages long now, sixteen pages and I think I hate it. Which is funny, because when I first started thinking about this story a year and a half ago, this was one of the major chapters of why I wanted to put my ideas to paper. But right now, it's hitting too close to home. I've had a hard time writing this fight scene and having such an easy resolution, when I know from hard, personal experience that it never goes this smoothly. Even when you're trying so hard to communicate, things still get mired and knotted. And yet, to change it, would just lengthen the story out even longer. If it wasn't necessary to move the "plot" along, I'd just trash it. I have one scene left. One scene that's probably less than two pages long, but do you think I can write it? NOOOOO! Stupid story.

Update number two: And I've been once again hit by the drabble bug, so look for an update to my drabbles, as well as some LOTR ones--I've got an inkling to write a Eomer drabble, and I don't know where that one came from!! As of yet, no one has taken my drabble challenge, although Agent M at ff.net wrote a perfectly delightful one entitled Tana and Kirk. Read it, it's fabulous.

And speaking of drabbles, I just finished reading The Da Vinci Code and really really enjoyed it. The author did an incredible amount of research to justify every one of his theories and well as add layers and layers of details and symbolism. I feel like I need to read it again, just to understand all of the symbolism. Right after I read it, I stumbled across another of [livejournal.com profile] fileg's beautiful drabbles that struck me as ironically appropriate: Earth, Water, Fire, Air. Read the Arwen drabble....And then do yourself a favor and go and read the rest of fileg's stories and see why I love her writing so much.

Update number three: We're starting to discuss The Hobbit on my Tolkien discussion group. I just posted the first five chapters of musings and thoughts, the next five chapters will be done by this weekend. I hope to get all the way through it before RETURN OF THE KING opens....Can anybody guess how excited I am??? Today, I saw one of the tv trailers for the first time and it induced the "moment-of-silence" followed by "utter-squeal-of-excitement."

Um, yeah. That's all the business I guess. School's been kicking my butt, mostly because I've become so apathetic towards it. I cannot wait for Christmas. One of my best friends is flying in and spending almost two weeks with me!! I have two lovely weeks with no classes, no endless hours of studying the disease processes of anemia or the electrical circuits of the heart, no trying to avoid certain people because things have gone so horribly wrong. Nothing but sweet, delightful boredom.

And I had to laugh. Last week, driving home for Thanksgiving dinner, I heard the new Evanescence single, My Immortal, and completely, totally, head over heels fell in love with it. Seriously, it was one of those songs that caused an emotional reaction where I felt the words and music just beating in my veins. I haven't been able to get enough of the song since then. And what was the quote from GG tonight "And those who bring Evanescence will be severely mocked." Yeah, I'm ridiculous.

Only 14 more days until ROTK!!!!!!!!! Just wait until the day before, then I'll be shouting it!

Drabbling

Aug. 15th, 2003 03:07 am
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Drat. I've been sucked in.

I blame it all on the thread at henneth-annun. Of course, they would have to create a challenge to write drabbles and then write some of the most beautiful, poetic 100 word fics that I have ever read.

Of course, I'm still scared to touch any Tolkien subject with my keyboard. My two fics are still only two painful paragraphs long and will probably stay that way for years to come.

So I tackled GG, the project of the day. There were definitely scenes that I wanted to explore, but I knew that I didn't have enough to make an actual story out of them--Jess's leaving, for one. And I think there's still more that I might add later.

There's incredible power in this form--each word has to be just right. I think some of mine are still weak, but some seemed to get what I wanted. I had to find the tendency to make it sound like a prose-ish free verse poem.

And so I issue a challenge: I want more and I want yours. Any GG character, any pairing, any situation, any time. Directly from the show or an AU. I'd love to see some that managed to capture the humor and wittiness of GG--I only got the angst. Email them to me, post them here or on my review, wherever. Heck, you could even write me and say that while you wrote one, it's been put where all the bad fics go; I don't care. I'd just like to see people write.

On a more personal note, but still related to my fic, my shoulder has been giving me a lot of problems again--recovery has not been as smooth as I could wish and I've been in some pain. Thankfully, I have therapy tomorrow--my salvation, I swear, but I think I'm causing the pain by being hunched over my computer and I know my doctor's going to want me to back off. Thus my ambitious plans to have the next chapter finished and posted in a week probably won't pan out. And I was so excited!

I don't know, listening to the Buffy musical seems to make everything better. I honestly don't know what I'm going to do without a Buffy fix!
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