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Nov. 28th, 2013 | 09:28 pm
Secondly, today was weird. I found a dead cat this morning when I was out walking my grandmother's dog (who I'm pet sitting for the week). I knew without looking too closely that it was my next door neighbors. I don't know how he died. It was cold last night, but not so cold that its reasonable to assume he froze. He didn't look like he was hit or attacked by another animal as there were no wounds. And he wasn't really old enough for it to just have been old age. So maybe he ate something poisonous to cats? But what?! My cats have been crying all day to get let out and I'm like LOL FAT CHANCE. You babies are never leaving my sight.
I helped my neighbor bury him. It was sad. But then my neighbor started hitting on me, which was just weird. Time and a place, dude. Also, weren't you *just* saying that you've had this cast since you moved out of the rehabilitation home and that having him was what helped you kick crystal? Probably not the thing to thing to lead with.
Thirdly, I'm kind of in need of a last minute beta. It's for a fest and I have an extension until, um, tomorrow. It's het. Harry/Pansy (obviously). Almost 8k and pretty raunchy. No hard kink or anything like that, just good old fashioned boning (not even any infidelity!). I know its last minute and all but...*smiles sweetly* Anyone?
Nov. 4th, 2013 | 12:49 am
Like, holy fucking shit, this is more effective than 90% of pornography I've ever seen.This is the quintessence of the female gaze, though somehow perfectly tailored to suit my own perversions.
I don't think I could tell you on how many levels this is working for me.
Oct. 31st, 2013 | 10:31 am
THE HP FANFIC FAN POLL AWARDS - FALL-WINTER ROUND 2013
Rules, Timelines, and How to Nominate a Fic
To Make Nominations/Ask Questions: email@example.com
Nomination period: October 1st - October 28th, 2013
Voting period: November 1st - December 31st, 2013
Winners announced: by January 10th, 2014
I've got two up in the Rare Pair category and two in Draco x Harry:
Up for Rare Pair Threesome/Moresome: "Center of Attention" [Draco/Pansy/Daphne]
Up for Rare Pair Het Smut: "What We Thought We Knew" [Harry/Pansy]
Up for Draco x Harry Romance: "Dear Father Christmas (The Boy Done Wrong Again)"
Up for Draco x Harry Drama-Angst: "Les Enfants Terribles"
Sep. 8th, 2013 | 09:45 pm
( enjoying the good life -- dont worry! im wearing a robe!Collapse )
So I want to claim a couple fics.
FiRsT: I wrote The More You Ignore Me (The Closer I Get) for the first round of fortheloveofhp. I loved it and really enjoyed writing it, even if there were like zero comments on it which made me want to cry.( I need to go and respond to the few comments that were left, but I should probably do it sober.) But! It did win one of the three spots for the favorite fanworks poll for the fest, so that was really awesome. shy_of_reality was an amazing mod and I look forward to seeing where the fest goes in the future. Oh, and it was a Harry/Pansy fic because duh, that's my fave. (It's a sickness, how hard I've been shipping them recently.)
SeCoNd: I also wrote Center of Attention, also for fortheloveofhp, but as a part of the bonus content. Basically, I was bored and scrolling through the left over prompts and nearlyconscious had left an extra juicy threesome prompt and I was like YES. And then the heavens parted and a god-like figure said, "let there be smut." So there was.
Fuck man, plots are too hard. I just want to write people banging all day, because that's all anyone really wants to read, right? (NO I KNOW THATS NOT TRUE I LOVE PLOT AS WELL BUT SOMETIMES ITS SO LIBERATING TO JUST WRITE PEOPLE BONING FOR THE SAKE OF BONING BECAUSE BONING IS A BEAUTIFUL HUMAN INTERACTION IN ITS OWN RIGHT DONT YOU THINK?)
And speaking of PWP, I have been invited to join Daily Deviant! Which is like, mind blowingly awesome. I have trolled their archives so hard you dont even know. I was hanging out with some friends last night when I got the email on my phone, and I was like "!!!" and they were like "???" and it was hard to explain to them because they're weird in that they're total con-going, cosplaying nerds, but they aren't at all into internet-based fandom, so fic is this theoretical thing they understand as a concept but don't really get.
So yah I think that is all I had to say and all the updates I needed to make. Enjoy your life and eveyrthing. I'm off to make another sidecar (they're soooo delicious)
Sep. 1st, 2013 | 04:54 pm
So, I saw some people mention in their signup that they don't like the words "cunt" and "pussy." I'm not a big fan of pussy myself and don't generally use it in the narrative portion of my writing, but if it seems like a word my character would say I've got no problems using it. If applied well, I think it makes for great dirty talk. Cunt on the other hand? I LOVE CUNT. It is actually one of my favorite words, and not even in a post-feminist reclamation sort of way, just in a regular "this is a great word" sort of way. I just love the way it sounds: the sharpness, the brashness, the confidence it takes to use such a loaded word so casually. I just find that unapologetic sort of attitude very sexy and I will melt into a pile of submissive goo if people use that word to me.
But beyond using it in my personal vocabulary, I feel like its kind of essential for writing het (and femmeslash) fics. Because no one likes euphemisms. My cunt is not a flower. Its not actually at the "center" of my body, nor is it my core (according to my pilates instructor, that would be my abdomen). I don't want to obscure the issue, but I also don't want to go too clinical. Vagina, as a word, has the sex appeal of wet dog. Same goes for penis. No one uses either in smut, and quite rightly. But while people seem perfectly happy to read about cocks and dicks and pricks and whatnot....what have we got left over to describe female genitalia if the general consensus is that cunt and pussy are out? Is that even the general consensus? How do you feel about them?
Writing smut is hard. Writing good, effective smut is even harder. But its damn near impossible without the proper tools and language. How do you guys resolve this issue? What kind of language do you use to describe the mysterious "dark continent" that is a woman's vagina? And even though the majority of fic writers are women, why are we so much more comfortable reading/writing about cocks and mens' hairy assholes than we are about women's bodies?
Jul. 8th, 2013 | 10:49 am
( Love Will Tear Us ApartCollapse )
( I Feel YouCollapse )
And I didn't realize it until right now, but you can totally tell that an anon fic is mine if the title is taken from an 80's alternative/new wave song! "Love Will Tear Us Apart" is Joy Division and "I Feel You" is Depeche Mode. Add to that my fic for last year's fan-fair ("This Charming Man" is the title of a The Smith's song!), and it's a pretty obvious trend that I'm going to have to try and put a stop too. Hahah, I guess you guys can guess what my iTunes library looks like.
Jun. 25th, 2013 | 04:48 pm
Jun. 8th, 2013 | 01:09 am
Oh and on a related note, after I get home from work tomorrow I'm going to send the necessary emails to drop out of a fest (or two). I hate doing things like that because I have weird hang ups about admitting defeat/quitting things (why all my relationships last about 2-3 years longer than they should!) but I am just not in the mental space to stress myself about fandom right now and if I don't step back now I can see myself ragequitting the world, so yeah. I stressed about that decision, but once I made it, I felt instantly better. Although I don't particularly want to send those emails.