paraka: A baby wearing headphones and holding a mic (Default)
There have been so many memes going on that I've wanted to do, but I've been so busy this year. I think I might try the make up meme later this week, but in the mean time, I can do this one while at school.

AO3 Hits Meme )
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paraka: Adam Lambert thinking (AI8-A-Thinking)
Hmmm, should I do 3 Day Novel this year? I don't think I have any plans for that weekend and last year I did get a good chunk written. I'm not very good with the actually-sitting-down-and-writing thing so the 10K I got out was probably the most I've ever written of fic. Granted I got 10K in and hadn't even introduced one of the main characters yet. When I was talking to [personal profile] diurnal_lee about 3 Day Novel a couple months ago, I joked that it could be an annual tradition for me to write bits of that fic every year for 3DN and maybe in a decade it'll actually be finished (it's kind of an epic story :S).

I totally could write that fic but I'm not really feeling it right now. I'm a little too in love with Kradam at the moment to write John/Cameron. Although, if I wanted to do a bit of both, I could write that Kradam/Terminator crossover idea I have.... Or I could write the one where love at first sight is a medical condition and the boys come down with it while on Idol... and don't notice.

I need to start thinking about this now because I'm going to need to have some kind of story line laid out before going into the weekend if I want to get anything out of it.
paraka: A baby wearing headphones and holding a mic (Default)
I'm pimping myself out again. This time for [community profile] help_pakistan.

I'm offering up podfic and mail.

While I'm pimping, here are some things friends of mine are offering:
[livejournal.com profile] kronos999 is offering book binding services (we have some of her books around the house and they're pretty awesome. I just stick my printed off fanfics in a binder but she makes them awesome)

[livejournal.com profile] seanchaidh is offering up fic

[livejournal.com profile] takhys is offering hand made earings

They have a master list of the types of things being offered here. Or you can check out their delicious account.

Bidding ends August 28th @11:59 EST

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paraka: A baby wearing headphones and holding a mic (Default)
So, [profile] kronos999 has spent the past couple days wandering around thinking about a fic idea she wants to write. It was supposed to be a sex pollen fic but now it's this giant crossover fic of doom. I laugh at her, because this totally happens to me all the time. The reason I never post fic? Is because what started off as maybe 5K words morphed into something that's rounghtly 200K and has 3 sequels that I never finish writing.

We were talking about it and at one point she started complaining about angst, since it's what totally took over her story. And I realized that's totally true for me too. Of the 5 or so fics I have on the table, I realized the only one that has a happy ending is the dub-con one *headdesk*

Well, the only fic in a fandom that [profile] kronos999 and I didn't make up. Because my FP fics are all about highlighted nipples and shared dreams of furtune... if you know I were writing fic about the guys teaching me about the stock market *cough* *hides Google Doc*

So yes, this has been a completely random update from me. I will go back to my hiding and avoiding of journals while I freak out over the next month of overtime at work :S
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paraka: Cameron with a cut on her cheek with metal showing through (SCC-C-Metal Showing Through)
The OTW has decided to move the Archive of Our Own into open beta!!!

I wasn't planning on signing up for an account, since I only have one tiny little fic posted but, well, I've been writing a lot lately. I have 2 Merlin WIPs going on my hard drive right now and I signed up for [info - personal] apocabigbang to finish off that SCC fic I started writing in September.

Also, I'm a bit supporter of the OTW and archives in general so I just couldn't resist. So, should anyone want to read my one published fic off my journals, you can now find it over there

Anyways, I highly encourage all the fic writers on my flist to post their fics there. I know people get more comments on LJ, however it's a hell of a lot easier to find things in archives. Also, I always worry about where all the fic will be 10 years from now. Just look at Geocities. What would happen to fandom and our fannish history if LJ shut down?

If I get any invite codes, I'll make sure to post about it here.
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paraka: Arthur looking hot in the dungeons (M-A-In the Dungeons)
I haven't really been on LJ since last Thursday. I spent all my free time this weekend angsting and cleaning up so haven't had a lot of time. Also, I've fallen behind on my shows so don't want to get spoiled. I owe people comments and hope to get to them soon.

In other news, what's with the Merlin fandom and incest fics? I don't really have any issues with incest in fics, hell, I've had two fandoms where incest pairings were my main pairing, however I've never really gotten why people feel the need to throw incest into a non-canon pairing for fics. It seems like this round of [community profile] kinkme_merlin is just filled with incest prompts and I find this weird. And in some cases icky (mostly when I say I'm ok with incest I mean I'm ok with consensual incest between family members of the same generation that isn't porny while they're still really young. I find it a lot harder to take with you get different generations involved and/or the kids are really really young).

And, while we're on the subject of Merlin, last week's episode )
paraka: John crying up at John with the caption "I love you" (SCC-J/C-I Love You)
OMG, why do I keep signing up for things? Ok, I haven't actually signed up for anything yet, however over on IJ [profile] auburnnothenna just linked me to [profile] apocabigbang over on LJ. I... still have massive amounts of work to do for podbang, however this might be the perfect kick in the butt I need to finish my Terminator post-apocalyptic/post-war massive crossover fic.

Hell, I already have met the minimum word count for the challenge just in what I have written from 3 day novel.

I haven't signed up yet, but I think I probably will.

Also, they're looking for artists if anyone is interested: http://community.livejournal.com/apocabigbang/

PS. Halloween pictures coming soon!
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paraka: Cameron smiling with the caption "Will Fuck You Up" (SCC-C-Will Fuck You Up)
Why is LJ down :( There was an awesome SCC fic I was trying to read!
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So, I'm currently in the middle of a Terminator rewatch. I haven't talked about it much here on my journal, but I'm doing 3 Day Novel and writing a Terminator fic for it (although now it's morphed into this giant multi fandom 'verse, god). So, to prepare for next weekend, I'm rewatching all of Terminator.

So far I've made it through all the movies, and am just finishing up S1 of SCC. While rewatching though, I noticed a horrible piece of Bad!Science, that I just can't get over.

When Derek was bleeding out on the table, Charlie says that they need some AB blood, the rarest blood type. Cameron volunteers that Sarah is type O, the universal donor, but Charlie insists that they need AB blood. John asks to be tested, and image that, he has type AB blood.

Now, if you know anything about genetics, you know that the reason *why* AB blood is so rare, is because your parents would have had to have had blood types, A, B or AB. O is recessive! If one of your parents had type O blood, you can't have type AB!!!

However, due to this horrible piece of science, [profile] kronos999 came up with this awesome fic idea that I'm going to make her write. *Make* her. *nods*
paraka: Cameron with a cut on her cheek with metal showing through (SCC-C-Metal Showing Through)
God guys. I know I keep talking about this fic that I'm writing, but it's really taking over my brain. Why is it that all my fic ideas are epic ones? This is why I've never tried writing before, because I just don't think I can write an *epic* as my first fic.

And this epic fic? Just got bigger. I had the main idea for my Sex Bot Fic, but I wasn't really sure how I wanted to end it. I was kind of leaning towards John either dying in battle, or going off to live in exile to have his hot robot sex. Now though, I've decided that since this is Terminator, why not end in war and time travel? John and Cameron are going to go back in time and try to *stop* the second war. Which of course spawned a whole other fic idea for how they go about it (with possible tragic consequences for their love). *headdesk*

This is all a lot of planning and big ideas considering I only have about a page of the thing written. Which brings me to my next question to the writers on my flist: How do you come up with your original characters.

There aren't a ton of characters in the Terminator fandom that have names *and* live. I'm hoping to grab some from the prequel novel I'm reading but I'm not done it yet so I'm not sure if they'll live. :S Also I need "bad guys" and am not sure how to present them.
paraka: Cameron holding onto John's sweater while they look at each other (SCC-J/C-Close)
Just got back from Dairy Queen. My mom randomly decided we should go out for ice cream. And I can hear her making cupcakes. I feel like a giant 5 year old, but she'd making them so I can bring them into work. For my birthday. :P

I was saying to [personal profile] raxhel today that it doesn't really feel like my birthday, since normally June is so busy we don't have time for anything. Except I haven't really been busy this year. I guess I took that statement to heart, because suddenly my schedule is looking pretty full. Tomorrow for my actual birthday we're just going to do a quiet night at home. But on Friday I'm going out with [personal profile] lilithilien and we're going to go to a concert. Saturday I'm going to go furniture shopping with my mom (20 days 'til the house is *mine*). And Sunday is the [community profile] ottawa_slashers monthly meet up but I'm going to have to leave early since we're having my family birthday party Sunday afternoon.

Yesterday I met up with [personal profile] seanchaidh and we went out for dinner, and then headed over to a Starbucks for a write in. Often when I go to write ins, I spend more time distracting people than anything else (yesterday wasn't really an exception) or I'll bring my computer and work on editing a podfic or possibly a vid. Yesterday though, I just brought a note book and pen, and actually *wrote*. I restarted a Terminator fic I'm working on. I've also fleshed out a lot more of the idea. I'm really happy with the little I have down, so hopefully I'll keep writing, and eventually have something I can post. Right now, the working title is "Sex Bot Fic" to give you an idea what it's about :P

And because I haven't done one in a while: Vid Rec.

Title: Red
Vidder: [personal profile] obsessive24
Song: Red by Elbow
Fandom/Pairing: Merlin - Arthur/Merlin
Why I Love It: This is just such a *pretty* vid. I love all the slow motion shots, and views of red, especially of Arthur's cape. This vid really showcases how pretty the source material is (and totally makes me want to vid in the fandom, even though I have no *time*).
It's also a perfect song for Arthur, his mentality and life. "You burn too bright, you live too fast" "You're a tragedy starting to happen" I mean, isn't that just Arthur?
I love how the vid starts off with Arthur and his father; like an explanation or build up as to *why* Arthur lives this way. To show all the pressure Arthur is under.
Then the vid moves onto Merlin and shows an almost envy within Arthur. And it shows how hard Arthur fights for those around him. But then we get to see how Merlin also fights for Arthur too. Even if sometimes it's in the background. It really bring home that message of them being two sides of the same coin, and I love the ending shot, of Merlin holding Arthur above the water. Such a powerful vid.
paraka: Cameron holding onto John's sweater while they look at each other (SCC-J/C-Close)
So, since I spent a lot of time in bed last night not sleeping my thoughts ended up turning where they seem to spend most of their time these days: Terminator.

Some late night plot bunnies )
paraka: Rodney with the caption "*headdesk* (SGA-M-*head desk*)
So, I haven't been watching vids as much as I used to, but today I felt like changing that. So I put my vids on to play while I'm surfing around. All of a sudden a QaF vid starts to play, and I recognize it as my own, but for the life of my I couldn't remember which one it was. Isn't that sad? The part that'd even worse, is, as I sat there looking at it, I thought, "Hey, I don't hate this!" Because I have this thing, where often, once I'm finished the vid, I can't make myself watch it afterwords, because all I see is the mistakes. I was a good, oh, minute into it, before I realized that it was a copy of the QaF vid I *started* making last year, but never finished. *headdesk* That's why I couldn't remember which of my *published* vids it was.
That said, I should really go back and finish it sometime, what I have done so far isn't bad. But first, I have to finish the SGA vid I'm working on. I should really work on it now, but I'm feeling kind of meh today and want to do nothing. So instead I am doing some half assed research for the fic I'm totally not writing for [livejournal.com profile] paradise_city (oh god, why did a choose a porny idea to start on? I think I'll probably die of embarrassment the first time someone reads it...)
On that note, I'm thinking of adding a BDSM element to the fic, can anyone here rec some good books or websites to do research? I've dabbled in it myself, but since my sex life as a whole isn't really anything to brag about, I don't want to just base things on what I've experienced or looked for myself.
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paraka: A baby wearing headphones and holding a mic (DS-F/D-Let a Wolf)
I can't count how many times in the past week or so I've stated that I'm not a writer. That I'm horrible at writing, that no one would want to read what I have to write, etc. So I find it kind of amusing that I choose this week to actually try writing a fanfic.

I've been thinking lately about what, in fic, annoys me personally, and one of the answers was writers who get Canada really wrong. It really shouldn't bother me, since for the most part, author's do a great job of writing about Canada. What gets me more is when people think Canada is a lot more foreign (in respect to the US) than it really is. Like sometimes they'll have Rodney say things that I've *never* heard another Canadian say. It sounds more British, or Australian, or sometimes even make believe than like a Canadian accent. Or when people assume he speaks French. I recently went on a vacation to Florida, and when my sister told our tour guide that she was a French teacher, he said something like "Well isn't that your main language up there?" Unless you live in Quebec, New Brunswick, or just tried really hard in school, chances are you don't speak more than a little bit of French. I mean I grew up in *Ottawa* and I don't speak French passably.

Anyways these thoughts somehow turned into fic thoughts. )

I don't know if I'll ever finish writing this, or if I'll ever post it if I *do*, but I'm having far too much fun thinking about it. Can anyone else think of some stereotypes I'm missing that should be added? Or that will make me smile as I think about this :)
Oh, I think I might *have* to add something about Stephen Harper's hair, just for [livejournal.com profile] sunshineandrage even though she's not in the SGA fandom (although she totally *should* be, although I think everyone should be :P) Also, I need an "I love Canada" icon or something.
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