alianora: Akira's Nobuta Power pose (NwP: Kon)

The Yuletide Archive is OPEN, and my gift is AMAZING and AWESOME and I am SWOONING over how much I love it!


Impressions is a story based on the Chris Colfer movie/novel Struck by Lightning, and I LOVE IT. I asked for future fic for the others in Carson's life after he dies, and even though the only character who actually loved Carson was his mother, that just makes it even BETTER.



*swoons* Please read and comment for my author!

alianora: Akira's Nobuta Power pose (NwP: Kon)
Or, the history of my yuletide participation.

2004:
Tunnels - The Great Escape
Danny digs.

I will freely admit this one kind of sucks. Honestly, I don't know what I THOUGHT The Great Escape was, but it wasn't this movie. Which I had never seen before. So there was scrambling to find it and watch it and panic and BEARS EVERYWHERE. My sincere apologies to my recipient.

2005:
Jaded - Bulletproof Monk
He still calls her Bad Girl.

Bulletproof Monk fic is something I would never have even considered before, but I jumped all over it, because I LOVE Jade and Kar. This was a New Year's Resolution fic.

Birth - Constantine
Angela never thought she would have a child.

This is one I'm really proud of, because I knew pretty much what I wanted to do, and this gave me an excuse. It was a major pain in the ass and there were many many Bears, because the damn thing didn't cooperate for quite a while, but I still love it.

2006:
Sticks and Stones - Young Wizards
Sometimes, it's not the end of the world.

I was SO EXCITED when I got this assignment, as it was for [livejournal.com profile] magelette, who I love and adore and talk to all the damn time, so getting her as my recipient was worth flailing and giggling. Ultimately, I decided on her Young Wizards prompt, even though I could have written several of her requests, but Nita and Kit are too awesome. I'm still rather pleased by it - I wanted something where there was no major threat, just everyday wizardry, and I think that came through well.

2007:
Control - The Inside
She was only a little girl, after all, and what do little girls know about power?

This remains, to this day, one of the most disturbing things I've written. I actually had started it way before I signed up to write The Inside for yuletide, but the idea freaked me out so I stopped it. When this request came through, though, I started poking at it again. I did manage to not totally freak myself out by editing out the actual rape and molestation, but there needs to be trigger warnings all over this thing, because it's not a happy story. And i'm very proud of it. Because freaking YOURSELF as the author out is fairly amazing.

2007 Treats:
Fabulous - The Incredibles.
It's just Edna, darling. When are you coming to see me?

This is probably my most "famous" yuletide story, which shocked the HECK out of me, as I wrote it in less than 30 minutes and uploaded it purely on the fact it made me giggle. Of COURSE Edna is a Super. Why wouldn't she be?

Fierce and Free - Legend
What care I for human hearts?

I want to be Oona when I grow up. I love how fierce she is and how manipulative.

Mute - The Young Riders
Ike, in silence.

Ike is probably my favorite of the boys, I will admit to it. And the challenge of writing something for him and Buck was too much to resist.

Fairest and Fallen - Young Wizards
Greetings and defiance.

I REALLY like how this one turned out. The Lone Power in many different forms, but always there for Nita.

2008:
A Horse and Her Boy - The Young Riders
It had only taken one split second for him to fall head over heels.

For the SECOND TIME, I got [livejournal.com profile] magelette as a recipient, and you should have seen my face when it happened. I laughed forever. I have no idea how she didn't guess it was me this time around, because we generally swap fics to beta, and when I didn't send her my yuletide to beta..yeah. But this is Kid and his horse, Katy, and how he's so massively in love with her I have no idea how he managed to fall in love with Lou.

2008 Treats:
A Plate of Wonderful Marriage Pasta - Smiling Pasta
Do your best, He Qun and Xiao Shi! Here is amazing pasta made especially for you by your grandfather, with good wishes and good luck! This pasta is 'Wonderful Marriage' and will bring you many years of happiness if you eat it together!

Written, with love, for [personal profile] anenko, because who else but me would write Smiling Pasta fic? I love the pouty feeling of Xiao Shi in this, and I'm very happy with it, even though no one else has seen this twdrama or will ever read it.

2009:
Mostly Harmless - Young Wizards
A peaceful, easy mission? Yeah, right.

The request involved wanting something set in winter, but instead of thinking HAPPY CHRISTMAS FIC! I decided to strand them in a cave and try to kill them off. It made sense at the time. Not one of my favorites, and I struggled with it, because I couldn't decide if I wanted to fix the problem or leave it open. I left it open.

2009 Treats:
A Girl's Best Friend - The Breakfast Club
Before she went to bed Friday night, Claire took the diamond out of her ear and set it on the counter carefully. She wondered what would happen.

The Breakfast Club is one fandom I'm not really in. I've read a couple of fics, but almost all of what you can find is Brian/Bender, and while I'm all for slashing, the OTP of my heart for this one is Claire/Bender, and I've always wondered what on earth would happen at school that Monday.

In Silence, Coming Home - Fionavar Tapestry
Dave and Kim arrived back on earth on a Wednesday.

Davor of the Axe is my favorite character in the Tapestry, and I can't help but wonder how you adjust back to our world after Fionavar, especially when you've lost so much and changed everything you were in your old life.

2010:
Ordinary - Mei-chan no Shitsuji
Ordinary is the best, or five times Mei wasn't a lady.

I will admit to kind of loving how this turned out. I rarely write five things fics, but this one just worked best this way. What would happen to Mei or Rihito or even Mameshiba if something had gone just a little differently anywhere along the way?

2011:
The Smallest of Things - Push
When he comes back to wherever they're living at the time, she's generally sprawled out over the sagging couch with her legs in ripped tights tossed over the arm rest and her markers all over the place. When he's there with her at their current little crap hole of a hotel, she's constantly talking, shoving her drawings in his face, and leaving the bathtub tile splashed with weird colors from her experiments with hair dye. When he takes off for a while, she's yelling after him to pick her up something to eat and for god's sake, Nick, duck when the lady with the fish smiles or don't turn left after dinner, dumb ass.

Push is one of those fandoms where everyone on earth ships the badwrong underage ship. Everyone. But, as much as I ship it, I think Cassie and Nick are more for each other, too. I tried to straddle the line between family and more than, and I think it came off ok, although it's not one of my favorite stories I've written.

2011 Treats:
With Mortal Hands, I'll Build a Castle - Care Bears
It was..strange to have a heartbeat. And skinned knees and runny nose and emotions, of all things.

It's Dark Heart adjusting to being human and having Kristy around and what all these pesky feelings are. I saw the prompt and jumped on it, because omg my childhood ships!



AND FINALLY!!! Because I just realized I never actually did my reveal for this year..


2012:
No Romeo - Footloose (1984)
Ren had started something, just by being there. Just by being there, and different, and too stubborn by half to back down.

I watched the clip of "Let's Hear It For the Boy" about 400 times before writing this, mulling over Willard and how his life would probably end up. And maybe my slash goggles are completely firmly in place, because the request for Ren/Willard made perfect sense to me. But then, I COULDN'T not have Ren in love with Ariel, so I had to throw that in, too.
alianora: "Stop that, my hands are dirty." Leia/Han (STARWARS: I'm nice men.)
YULETIDE YULETIDE YULETIDE! *cavorts happily*

Totally one of my favorite times of year! I get presents! And get to feel fannish!

I didn't end up writing any additional fics, even though I had TONS of requests saved and started one or two. Maybe later.

BUT! I got TWO stories - one in the regular collection, and one madness!

My regular collection story is If There Were Ever a Lucky Kind, which is Kelly Armstrong's Darkest Powers series, and it takes an awesome look through Derek's eyes at Chloe and how she gets under his skin and somehow ends up standing inside his innermost circle of "People to protect." LOVE LOVE LOVE!

AND!

My madness fic is It's an Institute, which is Wedding Wars fic and it's ADORABLE and Ted is so very long suffering over Shel's insanity, but his love for Shel comes through, as does his insecurity, and I just love it so much!

*spins*

YULETIIIDE!! I've barely glanced at the rest of the archive, holy heck, so many fics to read!
alianora: "Stop that, my hands are dirty." Leia/Han (STARWARS: I'm nice men.)
Yuletide DONE and BETA'D (sort of) and UPLOADED and HA!

*strikes pose*

As always, thanks to Mylan, whose lj/dw name I can't spell correctly right now. I've typed it twice and it looks wrong no matter what, so I'm ignoring it.

The list of ALL requests for yuletide went up, and I will be making my way through the list to see if anything pokes at the muse. Fingers crossed I can keep this whole writing thing going.
alianora: Sakurai Sho from Arashi, hand over one eye (Default)
Exercise #3:
Brainstorm character names. At least 25 different first and last names, middle if you so choose. This assignment is due by midnight tonight and worth 10 points. Be creative! Have fun!


I won't bother you with my list, because the fun part of this challenge was part 2:

Choose five of the names from each other's list and write a short bio about that person. For example: Age, location (in time and space), traits, bad habits, good habits, aspirations, dreams hopes, hates, relationship/family/work status, emotional stability, strengths, weaknesses, where they've been, where they're going. Bios can be as long or short as you want.

So, from Missa's list, the five I chose were Prudence St. Thomas, Jimmy Pickle, Molly Shannon McElroy, Ambrosia McBride, and Thackery Maximillian Everhart, III.

Names names names )

I have to say, I'm kind of in love with Molly Shannon. She's a badass, and I might have to write more about her.

In other news, I've hit threat level: BEARS BEARS BEARS with my yuletide. I just...can't decide where it needs to go. And I swear I've read Mylan's yuletide, but I keep not writing back about it. I am clearly doing a stellar job of this year's yuletide.
alianora: Simon, half drunk and smiling (FIREFLY: Simon Smiles)
Challenge #2:
Think of the worst job you could ever have. Specifically you could have. Not just garbage man or waste treatment facility, but something you would be horribly suited for and would find utterly distasteful based on your own aesthetics.

Something outside the box.

Now write 200 to 400 words about the character who loves that job.


I'm not quite sure I did it justice (especially compared to the Divine Ms M's take on it), but hey, I WROTE IT.

it took someone like Anna )

I can remember when I could sit down and bang out a thousand words without blinking, and now it's a struggle to get past 200. *sigh*

In Yuletide news:
THERE ARE NO BEARS. HA. I started it - it looks like it will be plotless, because I rarely actually write plot - just character stuff, but I have started it, and I like what I have, and while I still need to review canon to make sure I have a solid grasp on dude, I feel like it might work out just fine.

...that might change by the weekend, but hey, at the moment, there are no bears. None.

Goodreads: So, yesterday while I was avoiding my challenge and my yuletide, I finally got around to joining Goodreads, and in a sweeping moment (read: HOURS) of great life choices, rated over 500 books. Because I have emotional problems. Regardless, friend me if you like: ALIA READS ANYTHING NOT NAILED DOWN (IF I CAN PRY IT UP, IT'S NOT NAILED DOWN)
alianora: Akira's Nobuta Power pose (NwP: Kon)
Dearest Yuletide writer,

HELLO I LOVE YOU, YOU'RE MY FAVORITE. *beams in unholy glee*

I've been playing in yuletide for several years, and i LOOOOVE it. You can see past Dear Yule Goat letters in my yuletide tag.

Copying and pasting from past letters:

I love solid characterization more than ANYTHING else. I love plot, I do, but the characters are what do things for me. I love character vingettes just as much as I love long epic fics that encompass 50 years and 7 different planets. Don't be afraid to write something weird - if the characterization comes through and I can figure out where they are coming from, I promise that I will be over the moon about it.

I love gen, het, and slash. I like gen just as much as I like porn, and I love stories about people who stumble their way to happiness. While I adore angst, I tend to be more focused on the happy for yuletide. If the angst bug hits you though, go for it.

I love banter. I love snark and snappy dialogue and people who tease each other because they know each other and know all the buttons to push. I love quiet introspective pieces with no dialogue and only in one character's head. I love...many many things. Whatever you write will be lovely.


And in specifics!

1)
Darkest Powers - Kelley Armstrong
Chloe Saunders, Derek Souza
I really would love something from Derek's pov when everything in the trilogy is going down. Chloe is a whole lot of strong packed into a tiny body, and I can't help but wonder how Derek keeps being surprised by her - by her not backing down from him, by not running away or being grossed out by his change, by refusing to let him bully and yell at her. Simon, Rae, and Tori welcome but not required.

I would love Derek fighting his feelings for Chloe, knowing Simon was interested in her, that she SHOULD like Simon, but here she is, following him into the woods, not turning away when he's changing, not yelling back when he yells - but still standing up for herself, and constantly putting herself in danger. The best thing about the series for me is how feminist the books are, and I would love for Chloe to keep that, even if it's from Derek's pov. Simon or Aunt Lauren's view of their relationship set after the series would also be fun. I have SO MANY things I'd like to read in this series, and it all revolves around Derek and Chloe.

2)
Wedding Wars (2006) - Shel Grandy, Ted Moore
I love this movie and I love Shel and Ted. I think anything with them is adorable, and there is NO FIC ANYWHERE, so I'd be thrilled with anything really. I'd love to see their meeting, Ted freaking out over moving in together, the siblings introducing their significant others, or their wedding planning and wedding. Maggie and Ben and/or Shel and Ben's parents are welcome but not required.

Shel and Ted are too cute for words, seriously. Fluff and adorableness and banter and sniping, YAY! I have to admit that I'm much more interested in Ted and his emotions and reactions to Shel and either their first meeting/first dates, Ted's nervous breakdown over moving in together, or the insane awesomeness that would be Ted watching life as he knows it go up in smoke as Shel cheerfully plans an entirely too over the top wedding.

3)
Dare Yori mo Mama wo Aisu
Pinko-san, Kamon Akira
The rest of the drama bored me to tears, but these two left me grinning like an idiot. Things I would really really like includes their first kiss - does Akira have moments of gay panic? I'd also really love some non-smutty fic about their first time together - Pinko-san fluttering nervously in the bathroom getting pretty while Akira panics in the bedroom, set possibly after their ceremony and arrival at the peach farm. Or after fic, set on the farm, where Akira tries to get used to the life and to Pinko and his flamboyance and other's reactions to him/them.

Yep. In a nutshell! Akira might have accepted his feelings about Pinko, but how did he get to the point where he's comfortable kissing Pinko in front of his family - how did they even get to the point of a commitment ceremony? Did Pinko-san refuse to let Akira go without it?
alianora: Text: You win again, gravity (FUTURAMA: Gravity wins!)
I nearly missed the announcement that yuletide sign ups opened today, and then i panicked and went through the entire list to see what I wanted. Here's what I have as POSSIBILITIES.

Things I could conceivably write, some of which I will probably offer based on the sheer insanity of me thinking i could write it:
-Chronicles of Prydain - Lloyd Alexander - I think I could handle Doli. Or Gurgi.

-Constantine (2005) - I love this movie

-Finding Nemo (2003) - did i tell you about the time i accidentally read Gil/Nemo smut fic and scarred myself for life? Good times.

-Footloose (1984) - Ariel is so deliciously fucked up. Seriously.

-Gokusen (TV 2002)

-Grease 2 (1982) - I'm a co-oo-oo-ol rider.

-Into the Woods - Sondheim/Lapine

-Mei-chan no Shitsuji (TV) - I just..keep trying to make a fandom.

-Nodame Cantabile - NODAME! CHIAKI! MINE!

-Push (2009)

-Roswell (TV) - So long as it's Candy. Or Lamptrimmer. Or Stargazer, I guess.

-Willow (1988) - "I dont love her, she kicked me in the face!" And people wonder about the development of my love of snarky ships.


Stuff I would sell body parts to read:
-Dare Yori mo Mama wo Aisu - Pinko-san and Akira's first night together. OMG THIS NEEDS TO EXIST.

-Darkest Powers - Kelley Armstrong - Chloe is constantly tougher than Derek, even though she's a foot shorter, too nice by half, and he's a freaking werewolf.

-Hook (1991) - RU.FI.O

-The Pacifier (2005)- Lulu and her best friend through the years

-Pitch Perfect (2012) - LESBIANS! The shower scene writes itself!

-Talents Series - Anne McCaffrey - TIRLA DAMMIT

-TheBloggess.com - Knock Knock Motherfucker

-Wedding Wars (2006) - insane awesomeness that would be Ted watching life as he knows it go up in smoke as Shel cheerfully plans an entirely too over the top wedding.

DECISIONS OMG.
alianora: Sakurai Sho from Arashi, hand over one eye (TOGETHER: Cocky Bastard)
For various reasons, I haven't done a yuletide reveal post yet. I usually do my year in fandom wrap up and my yuletide posts back to back, but as my active participation in the creative side of fandom has been nearly nonexistent this year, that ain't happening.

instead, I'm listening to Disney covers by Asian artists, and I'll leave you with my yuletide fics.

To start, the lovely [personal profile] anenko, to my absolute non surprise but absolute joy, wrote me Long Love Letter fic - Step Forward. I had THOUGHT it was her, because 1) no one else has watched LLL. Or cares. and 2) She didn't ask me to beta or look over or anything. Which almost always happens. I'm seriously thrilled by the story and by the fact she wrote it for me.



For the main collection, I wrote The Smallest of Things for slipsthroughfingers, which is a Push story about Nick and Cassie and settling into a life together. It kinda straddles the lines between family and more than friends, I think. Or i tried to make it. I kinda like how it turned out.

Summery:
When he comes back to wherever they're living at the time, she's generally sprawled out over the sagging couch with her legs in ripped tights tossed over the arm rest and her markers all over the place. When he's there with her at their current little crap hole of a hotel, she's constantly talking, shoving her drawings in his face, and leaving the bathtub tile splashed with weird colors from her experiments with hair dye. When he takes off for a while, she's yelling after him to pick her up something to eat and for god's sake, Nick, duck when the lady with the fish smiles or don't turn left after dinner, dumb ass.

I did write one little story for Madness, because the prompt couldn't have hit one of my childhood OTPs any harder.

With Mortal Hands, I'll Build a Castle for Katarik is a Care Bears ficlet about Dark Heart adjusting to being human and all those pesky feelings that come with it.

Summery:
It was..strange to have a heartbeat. And skinned knees and runny nose and emotions, of all things.
alianora: Sakurai Sho from Arashi, hand over one eye (ARASHI: Sho Shy)
my yuletide fic is Long Love Letter and it is AMAZING. Step Forward, all about Nishi and her prickliness and how she's dealing with Otomo's declaration that he's going to take care of her. I love it, I adore it, I have ideas of who wrote it...

Regardless! It is awesome and this is my public THANK YOU EVER SO YULE GOAT.

I wrote one fic, which has gotten a couple of comments and some kudos and my person seemed to like it so yay. And one madness ficlet which got exclamation marks from my person and a couple other comments and so kudos so things are going swimmingly.

I've had barely any time to wade through the archive, and I think I'm in the L's at this point, so I'm getting there. No chance at ALL to look at madness, but I'll get there.

Otherwise, we bought a house and are in the process of moving in, so my brains are toast. No internet, 1 working toilet, and then the Dark Lord broke the shower door, and both Voldemort and Brandus are puking today. GAH.

I fucking hate what lj did to comments, so come comment over at dreamwidth if you want. You can always comment at either!

Yuletide

Dec. 14th, 2011 08:46 pm
alianora: "Stop that, my hands are dirty." Leia/Han (STARWARS: I'm nice men.)
Not yet started. Canon not reviewed. Notes not made. Thoughts vague and unformed.

I am rapidly approaching threat level: BEARS.
alianora: G Dragon is all smirky (BIG BANG: GD is where it's at)
In time honored tradition, I pulled open a blank doc to start working on my yuletide fic...and promptly got two different fics in Fic That is Not My Yuletide started.

Huh.

I suppose I should be thrilled that I'm writing at all, seeing as this year I think I wrote one or two little drabbles on tumblr and that's it for fandom contributions in 2011.

I was planning to do more, like, work more of those things, or review canon for yuletide or something, but instead i seem to have pulled a muscle really badly in my shoulder and with the combination of muscle relaxer and tylonel with codeine, I can't do anything other than sit. Everything is processing really slowly, but at least I haven't broken down into tears like i did earlier, because i couldnt figure out a way to lay down that didn't involve pain and gagging and crying. All of which don't help when you've got a muscle in your back that affects the ease of BREATHING.

So. *drifts mentally* I can't even focus on this. it's taken me a ridiculous amount of time to type this and fix a whole bunch of typos and mess. Like, an entire phrase was missing more than once.

I think I'll have cookies for dinner. Cookies and codeine. Yum.
alianora: Text: You win again, gravity (FUTURAMA: Gravity wins!)
It is YULETIDE, and I have just gotten my assignment, and while I initially panicked over it, I am now very excited and actually have THINKY THOUGHTS on what i want to see and phrase and YAY!!

And then I immediately went to stalk my person, and then I realized I haven't done my Dear Yulegoat letter yet, SO!


General stuffs:

From my 2009 letter:
I love solid characterization more than ANYTHING else. I love plot, I do, but the characters are what do things for me. I love character vingettes just as much as I love long epic fics that encompass 50 years and 7 different planets. Don't be afraid to write something weird - if the characterization comes through and I can figure out where they are coming from, I promise that I will be over the moon about it.

I love gen, het, and slash. I like gen just as much as I like porn, and I love stories about people who stumble their way to happiness. While I adore angst, I tend to be more focused on the happy for yuletide. If the angst bug hits you though, go for it.

I love banter. I love snark and snappy dialogue and people who tease each other because they know each other and know all the buttons to push. I love quiet introspective pieces with no dialogue and only in one character's head. I love...many many things. Whatever you write will be lovely.




1) Wedding Wars (2006) - Shel Grandy, Ted Moore
I love this movie and I love Shel and Ted. I think anything with them is adorable, and there is NO FIC ANYWHERE, so I'd be thrilled with anything really. I'd love to see their meeting, Ted freaking out over moving in together, the siblings introducing their significant others, or their wedding planning and wedding. Maggie and Ben and/or Shel and Ben's parents are welcome but not required.

Shel and Ted are too cute for words, seriously. Fluff and adorableness and banter and sniping, YAY! I have to admit that I'm much more interested in Ted and his emotions and reactions to Shel and either their first meeting/first dates, Ted's nervous breakdown over moving in together, or the insane awesomeness that would be Ted watching life as he knows it go up in smoke as Shel cheerfully plans an entirely too over the top wedding.

2) Long Love Letter -Otomo, Nishi, Misaki, Asami
There is no fic for this show, even though it leaves SO MANY QUESTIONS. How did the future world change after the letters? How did that effect the course of the show and the relationships in it? I ship Misaki/Asami because they are totally and completely MARRIED, and I ship Otomo/Nishi because the combination of tough cool guy and distrustful disabled girl makes me clap my hands in glee. If you don't want to get into the world altered after the letters, I'd love to see more about the relationships - how do the only two sane adults handle dating (and more) while surrounded by a bunch of stupid teenagers and radioactive spiders? How does Otomo even go about wooing Nishi..besides awkwardly and probably faily?

I love the scene where Misaki and Asami go on their date and basically end up exchanging wedding vows (SOOOO MARRRIED), and the scene where Otomo is making bad jokes about coming in the room while Nishi is washing. I love the adorableness that is Misaki and Asami, but the potential and the nervousness and distrust that would come from Otomo and Nishi. How would he convince her he wasn't playing her or planning a nasty prank or is just hanging around because there is no one else sane to bother. I also love the sheer promise of angst and pain, so if you feel the need to make it hurt..please don't kill my Otomo and/or Nishi? Asami dealing with the fallout of Misaki's death would also be awesome.

3) Proposal Daisakusen - Ken, Rei, Eri
I've always wondered about how the past Kenzo acts after one of the photographs/time traveling incidents. Does he go back to acting "normally?" I would love to see how Rei reacts emotionally to the differences in his behavior - never knowing for sure whether he's her best friend or something more.
Otherwise, I can't help but think it would be HILARIOUS for Eri to somehow get pulled into the time traveling to help Ken out. I can't help but think she'd be irritable and ridiculous.


Yeah. That's all I got. Rei thinking Ken is running hot and cold, but too shy/proud to talk to Eri or Ken about it and giving up on Kenzo slowly. Or Eri time traveling and complaining and being ridiculously awesome and snarky about it all.


And then I was just scanning the rest of the eligible fandoms, and I saw this and made noises that frightened my hamsters. I seriously had no idea anyone else had ever read these books!

4) Dancing Meteorite and Stolen Law - Anne Mason - Kira Warden, Linc Everett, Morgan Everett, Ertrex
OMG I AM FREAKING OUT. I love these books and have NEVER met anyone who has read them before. I love Kira's dedication to her job, to the validity of the truth's she knows..so naturally, I want romance. I always hoped for more between her and (is it Linc? It's been so long since I've read them) Linc, the boy who calls her "Small Stuff." I'd love to see something set immediately after The Stolen Law, and how everything shakes down from the drama of Kira's actions, with lots of comfort and feeeeeeeeelings from Linc.

I would give more details if my copies werent across the entire country!
alianora: "Stop that, my hands are dirty." Leia/Han (STARWARS: I'm nice men.)
I finally got Deepest Sender to work again. It involved messing around with my profile settings in Firefox, deleting DS, reinstalling it, swearing a lot, deleting it AGAIN, and then finally deleting all record of DS off of my firefox profile, then reinstalling.

BUT IT'S WORKING!

Everything tech wise went a little pear shaped all at once, too, and I want to give serious thanks to Darren from Bad Wolf Software for going round and round with me through email to figure out what the heck was going on with my PageFour software, which is an awesome word processing program that lets me have seven different fics open and in progress in one single window. And yet, for some reason, it was refusing to acknowledge the fact that I had more than one notebook, and i had to search and find every single story in progress. NOT COOL. But with Darren's help and a LOT of uninstalling and reinstalling and looking through settings and files, it is now FIXED.

Which means that NaNoFinito (my get-off-my-ass-and-finish-those-fics plan for November) is officially a GO. I still need a master post for that, and if anybody else wants to play, I'd love the support and cheerleading.

ALSO! [livejournal.com profile] yuletide noms are coming up! We're only getting to nom three fandoms this year, and holy crap I just don't know. I've decided on two, but the third? NO FUCKING CLUE. [livejournal.com profile] anenko and I have had several conversations about it on tumblr, and GAH, I just dont know!

One is definitely Wedding Wars, which is a very cute made-for-tv movie from 2006 starring John Stamos as a gay man who goes on strike for gay rights. Sean Maher (Simon Tam from Firefly) is his partner, and they are just SO ADORABLE I can't stand it. And there is no fic for it. Anywhere. I'm begging you, GO DOWNLOAD IT.

(CHEEEEEEESY video, but it's all I can find.)


I've more or less decided on nomming Long Love Letter as my second, which is a very very weird, futuristic jdrama that involves time travel and giant telepathic spiders. And who doesn't love telepathic spiders?

(This MV tragically lacking in giant telepathic spiders.)


And then, MAAAAYBE Dare Yori mo Mama. Which is a weird jdrama about reversed gender roles with CANON GAY. MAYBE. Because the world needs more Pinko-san and adorable boy kisses.

(Yeah, no mvs. At all. Have a cute pic!)
Photobucket

Or maybe something else. Hana Kimi tw? PGSM? I have no idea...HALP.
alianora: Akira's Nobuta Power pose (NwP: Kon)
YES, seriously! Im here! I am no longer broken or casted! And i have made a DECISION!

in thinking about yuletide for this year, and what I want to request and be able to offer, as well as thinking how insane it would be for me to sign up and lose NaNo AGAIN, I have decided that November will be my FINISH IT! month.

See, i have SO MANY partially written fics just WAITING on my hard drive, and i havent felt writerly in quite a while. and i want to get back to writing. SO, there will be fics that are FINISHED in November!

Currently, this means things like:

Firefly:
-Wingtip (!!! I KNOW!! but SERIOUSLY! I might need cheering on!)
-Fun and Games (someone suggested musical chairs, and OMG PERFECTION)
-Simon the Hero (i really need a title for this..)

Glee:
-Kurtofsky dancing fic
-Burt/Carole, pamphlets

I'm excited. and hopefully, will start before November to give myself plenty of time to stress myself out, get over the freaking, and then WRITE.

I'm going to do a full write up of what all i plan to work on after work today. I was going to do it last night, but Deepest Sender will NOT login for me in livejournal or dreamwidth. It's not the password, because it kicks it back with an incorrect password. Instead, it just sits there and says PROCESSING LOGIN, and it's really quite annoying. Anybody know how to fix it? or could suggest another program to post with?
alianora: Sakurai Sho from Arashi, hand over one eye (MEI-CHAN: a butler in love)
Title: Ordinary
Author: alianora
Fandom: Mei-chan no Shitsuji
Rating: PG
Summery: Ordinary is the best, or five times Mei wasn't a lady. Written for [personal profile] estirose for Yuletide 2010.

Ordinary is the best )
alianora: Sakurai Sho from Arashi, hand over one eye (TOGETHER: Cocky Bastard)
Yuletide reveal!

To probably no one's surprise, I wrote one of the two Mei-chan no Shitsuji fics in yuletide this year. And the other one was written FOR me, so..hee!

I will admit that I had some trouble initially with my person's request, as I couldn't figure out any canon way to really MAKE it Kento/Mei as she requested. Probably because I am so very blinded by Rihito's shiny pants and sheer awesomeness.

So I settled down (after SO MUCH PROCRASTINATION OMG) and rewatched some of the source material. And just like last year, after less then 15 minutes of the pilot, it hit me.

Ordinary is a five things fic where Mei is not a lady, for whatever reason. I will admit that I wrote it initially without part 1, and I had to go in later to add it. Part four was originally going to be Mei leaving school after the attack on her and Kento, but I was worried it would sound entirely too similar to part five, so I changed some things around and went with Kento standing in front of the graves of Mei's family.

Much much thanks to my several betas - [livejournal.com profile] magelette, [livejournal.com profile] anenko, and [livejournal.com profile] eustacia_vye28, who all helped in different ways - whether that was plot, sentence structure, or general smoothing of babbling into actual sentences.


AND, seeing as I've been offline so much, I totally did not get to squee over the Treat I got! untitled by britbitribbit is a short Lilo and Stitch look into Nani after her parents died. It's lovely and sad, and yet, hopeful.

My lovely gift fic was also Mei-chan, and it was written by lastingdreams! THE WORLD NEEDS MORE MEI-CHAN FIC SO I WAS VERY VERY HAPPY TO HAVE GOTTEN THIS.
alianora: Sakurai Sho from Arashi, hand over one eye (TOGETHER: Cocky Bastard)
Sadly, I have next to no internet access right now, so I cannot browse the archive and have only read about 5 fics total, BUT! I did read my yuletide fic, which is MEI-CHAN NO SHITSUJI, which makes me throw my hands up in the air and completely forget how to deal with commas in one sentence!

This is Us - Mei and Rihito and figuring out their way. Featuring the butlers being cheerfully nosy and Rihito being off balance and Mei being so extremely herself, and this line, which is SO AWESOME:
But you and me, we're just...us. If that means that I'm a butler's worst nightmare when it comes to having other people do things for me, then that's just how it is. If being us means me wanting you to be Rihito and not my butler, then…

And, omg, YES.

I'm still having on sporadic access to internet and time to internet, so chances of me making my way through the archive in any way at all are very low, but I shall make the attempt in about 3 or 4 days!

READ MEI-CHAN FIC!
alianora: Sakurai Sho from Arashi, hand over one eye (NODAME: When the boy smiles)
Yuletide is both DONE and UPLOADED, although I am still waiting back on a beta from someone who knows the canon. but i like it, and i have what stands alone as a new drabble or something based on the fact i started it at least twice and nothing i wrote earlier worked, so i have extra stuff to post later.

...if i post it now, you'll know the fandom i wrote it.

not that will be hard to figure out, as i'm one of very very few people who write in this fandom, and i KNOW everyone else. like, well. so there's that.

so now? i have several short stories to proof, a house to clean before my MIL gets here tonight, and a small child to entertain. yeehaw!
alianora: G Dragon is all smirky (BIG BANG: GD is where it's at)
Dear alia,

You need to stop reading Glee fic.

You need to review some canon, figure out a vague plot, and WRITE YOUR DAMN YULETIDE.

*sigh*
a

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