rynne: (Default)
Yes, ramble ramble more Big Bang. I can't help it. I am excited!

And also progressing amazingly well, wow. I hit 30,000 words today. I started this fic two weeks ago. That is incredibly fast for me, but this fic is just in my head and really wants out.

I finished the fifth chapter, which is a point at which I could end the fic if I wanted to. I wouldn't even have to worry about word count, since I already passed the minimum. But that would only be telling half the story in my head (actually, just slightly less than half, since I'm estimating this will have about twelve or thirteen chapters), and I have plenty of time before the deadline, so I'm definitely going to tell the whole thing.

So...new estimates are 60,000 to 70,000, and possibly more. IDK. It depends on how long the chapters run in the second part. But it is pretty definitely going to break my previous record for longest fic, which is awesome.

Okay! Now to get back to writing!
rynne: (four chillin')
The chapters of my Big Bang keep growing by 1000 words. The first was 4500, the second 5500, the third 6500, and now the fourth has clocked in at 7500. That is officially the longest chapter I've ever written.

However, the completion of this fourth chapter means that I have officially left the minimum word limit behind. 24,000 words so far! And I've still got about two-thirds of the story to go, eep. I think I'm going to try and rein myself in in the next chapters, or this thing might need editing with a metaphorical chainsaw.

At some point in the future I might post about something that is not my Big Bang. This is not that point. XD
rynne: (written word fortune)
Yes, more Big Bang stuff. Possibly this is going to consume my journal for the foreseeable future. But I can't help it! I'm excited!

16644 / 20000 words. 83% done!

Hah. I may be 83% done towards the minimum, but I'm maybe, at the most, a third done with the story. Probably closer to a fourth. Considering it's already passed 16,000 words, which means it's already passed the count for my second-longest complete fic...yeah. This is going to be seriously long.

I am so stoked. :D

I've now finished the third chapter, including the troublesome porn. Next chapter is something I've had in my head for months, so I'm looking forward to getting it written out. I just hope it sounds as good written down as it does in my head.

But I'll be getting on that tomorrow. After my nice burst of productivity today, it's definitely time for reading fic, not writing it.
rynne: (dance!)
Officially all signed up for [livejournal.com profile] startrekbigbang. Fic itself is still going well, though I've slowed down this weekend on account of being busy with graduation stuff.

Speaking of, I graduate in about four hours. It's nice, but I'm not too fussed about it. Maybe because I've been out of school for months already and this is just the ceremony.

Back to writing in the little time I have before I need to get going for brunch. I think about all I have left for this chapter is reunion porn, so let's see how that goes. (Dude, Star Trek is making me a lot pornier than maybe I've ever been. Both of the pairing fics that I've written so far have been rated adult. But I refuse to feel shame for this! I think I'm just going to enjoy it. :))
rynne: (rain on me)
Broke 10,000 words on my Big Bang, and sign-ups haven't actually even opened yet. And I've finished the second chapter, out of a planned ten to twelve. Go me! I am so excited for this fic you have no idea.

Also, this weekend is my official graduation. I finished the degree last December, but I walk on Sunday. This means I have to go back to Tacoma, but it'll be nice to see my friends there one last time. My best friend here is also coming, driving up specifically to see me graduate (she is driving 700 miles to watch me walk across a stage for two minutes. How awesome is that?), and so is most of my family, though not Twin. Twin is in Europe. But since I was in Europe for her graduation, it's probably only fair. :p

But it is also an outdoor ceremony, and there is a 70% chance of precipitation. Gah! Please don't rain during my graduation!
rynne: (mighty pen)
i. Post #1,500! Um, that's a lot. Less so considering it's over almost eight years, but still. A lot of posts.

ii. Happy Mother's Day to all the moms on my flist! My parents and I went to visit my grandparents, and then Younger Sis called and Twin skypped from Switzerland, so that was nice.

iii. Remix reveals are up! Finally I can claim my fics. I wrote:

Like a Rolling Stone (The Metamorphic Remix) for [livejournal.com profile] framlingem. Star Trek Reboot, Gaila gen with Sarek and Amanda. This was my assignment.

A Bad Habit (The Master Never Learns Remix) for Hokuto. Doctor Who (1963), various incarnations of the Master and the Doctor, plus a few companions. Pretty much gen but you're welcome to see Doctor/Master subtext, because that was not entirely unintended. :p This was my pinch hit.

Justification (The Psychoanalysis Was So Twentieth Century Remix) for Ineffabilitea. Star Trek Reboot, Kirk/Spock, R-ish. I wrote this for Remix Madness.

I've already put them up on my website. I don't have time right now, but I'll be putting them up here over the next few days.

iv. I have definitely decided to do [livejournal.com profile] startrekbigbang this year. I've even started it! I've got the first chapter done, and it's already a quarter of the minimum limit for Big Bang, so I'm definitely not going to have any trouble meeting the word count. I imagine it's probably going to hit at least 40,000, maybe 50,000 words.

And I love my idea. This is going to be so awesome. :D
rynne: (mighty pen)
Remix assignment -- complete and betad.

Remix pinch hit -- also complete, and with my beta.

Go me! I feel like I'm finally back in some sort of writing groove. I doubt I will ever be as prolific as I was in my Harry Potter days again, but maybe I can manage Star Wars or Doctor Who levels of writing. Heh, at least until I start law school. :p

I am actually even thinking of doing a Big Bang this year. I never have before -- haven't always been in fandoms where they're popular, couldn't think of a viable idea, was intimidated by the length -- but I think I really want to try [livejournal.com profile] startrekbigbang this year. 20,000 words in three or four months is actually not that much, and seems even less now that I've written my big ST movies meta in a week.

So...hopefully more fic soon. Writing is a lot easier when I can make myself just sit down and do it. XD
rynne: (mighty pen)
Wow. I finally updated my website, for the first time in over two years. Two years! What has been added is...all six of the fics I wrote in the two years since I last updated. I think I only wrote one fic last year, which is a new low, and that was for Remix. I didn't even do Yuletide.

Well, at least my tally for this year will be better than last year, though that's not saying much. I've already posted a fic this year, and I've got Remix (which I need to get started on soon--I've got my idea and I know exactly what I'm doing with it, so now I just need to sit down and write), and I've got more Star Trek fics in my head. I just need to write them, and it definitely needs to be before September, because somehow I don't think I'll have time once I start law school. :p

Work has been going well. I've only been there a week, but I think I'm already impressing my supervisors. Let's hope things keep going well.
rynne: (not the only dreamer)
Happy Halloween! Apparently this is going to be my second post of the month. XD

It's not so much that things haven't been happening as that nothing particularly interesting has been happening, and I've not been posting because frankly I've bored myself at the idea of rambling on about how I'm pleased with my grades.

Study abroad stuff is coming along well, though. Last week I turned in a packet of forms and information, and I got my International Student Identification Card, so I think what's left for me to do is pay the deposit and figure out plane tickets. Which is actually turning out to be something of an ordeal, because England's gonna want me to have a set departure date when I first arrive, but I want to do some traveling after the program's over, but I don't have concrete plans yet. Since I don't want to travel by myself, I don't really think I can have concrete plans until I make friends with people in England who might want to travel with me. It's becoming a bit of a mess, and I've emailed a student travel agency to see what advice they can give me, but I haven't heard back from them yet, gah.

(Though [livejournal.com profile] heart_of_man, still interested in me coming to Germany for a bit after the program's over? The program ends May 15.)

In terms of fandom, Waters of Mars is beginning to fill me with dread. I want new canon, but on the other hand, I'm scared it's going to be something I won't like. Of course this applies even more to the last specials, but aadskgl. Getting scared. :p

I haven't been watching Sarah Jane, mostly because I haven't seen S2 yet. That'll be out on Netflix November 10, so I'm sorta torn between waiting for that and them moving to S3, or just starting S3 now. I think I'm patient enough to wait, though. For now, at least. XD

Also, somehow I got back into reading epic Harry Potter fics. *sigh* I do this every few years, since that makes time for good stuff to build up again, but now I've got an idea I like for an epic Harry Potter fic myself and I feel like staring at my brain in disbelief. It's been three or four years since I've written a HP fic outside of Remix, and I couldn't even finish the one long fic there I started. WTF is up with my brain now?

Well, there are at least more DW fics I'm going to try and write, hopefully soon. It'd be nice to get them done before Ten's run is over so that I can just be Jossed rather than writing AUs.
rynne: (written word fortune)
[livejournal.com profile] remixredux09 authors have been revealed! I'm going to post my stories a bit later tonight, but I wanted to say a few things about them first.

Anyway, I wrote:

Battle (Cast Out the Shadows Mix) [Doctor Who, Ten/Rose, PG]

This was my assignment, and I am very fond of it. I had to get an extension for it, because I worked a lot the entire month we were given for Remix, and the story just kept growing. It was 6500 words when I sent it to beta, and 9000 when finished. Second-longest one-shot I've ever written. XD Also, I think anyone who read this fic and who also knew anything about me would have been able to tell I was the author. :p

Some spoilers for my fic )

I also wrote:

Poor Little Lamb (The Draco's Choice Remix) [Harry Potter, Draco Malfoy and others, PG-13]

This was my pinch hit, and I'm rather fond of it as well, though I didn't have as much time to spend on it and this is actually only about the second time I've ever written Draco Malfoy. Also I haven't written HP fic since last year's Remix, and had to reread parts of the books to refresh my memory.

I'm not entirely sure why I latched onto the fic that I did to remix. Normally Draco just doesn't interest me, and my author has written a lot of fic, several in different fandoms it might have been fun to write in, and most of her HP fic was about characters and pairings that interest me more than Draco tends to--the author wrote both Remus/Sirius and Harry/Ginny. I thought about doing a Harry/Ginny fic, but the Draco one just kept bugging me to write it.

Some spoilers for this fic )

I'll post the stories in a bit. Need to go eat dinner now.
rynne: (dancing!Linus and Sally)
A VERY HAPPY (almost belated) BIRTHDAY to [livejournal.com profile] shinyopals and [livejournal.com profile] tartanshell! Well, it's still the 22nd where I am. :p

My fic brain is broken. This makes me guilty because my Support Stacie fic is late now, but I open a document and then I stare at it and words don't come. And if they do come, they suck. I need this fic to be a good one, not something forced and bad. Gah.
rynne: (written word fortune)
Sooo, bidding has started at the Support Stacie Author Auction. My thread is here, if anyone wants to bid on me for a DW fic.

I am, btw, making a special offer that if the bidding goes over $75, I'll write ficlets of at least 500 words for every bidder after that... ;)
rynne: (written word fortune)
So I've signed up for the Support Stacie April Author Auctions.

I'm only offering Doctor Who this time, with a minimum word count of 2,500. But it's an awesome cause, so do bid if you can.
rynne: (girls laugh together)
So nothing much has been happening lately. I finished a six-page paper today that I did not completely hate writing, so that was nice. XD I've got another paper to write before Monday, but it's just a one-page abstract for an article that I did, actually, read, so no worries.

There are two weeks until spring break. I'm going to be going home for most of it, but the first few days I'm going with my school's Young Democrats club to the Washington YD convention in Spokane. I think it'll be fun, though I'm not certain what exactly we're going to be doing. :p

(Though speaking of political organizations, I've not yet heard from Grassroots Campaigns. They told me they'd contact me within a few days, and that was on Monday. I'm not sure if I need to be more patient, or assume that it's a no go. *sigh*)

But for other, fic-related news, there are more fics I'm planning in what I'm going to call the Wanderverse, which idea comes from a line in Tolkien's Aragorn poem, "Not all those who wander are lost", because seriously, how much is that just exactly what I want this series to convey? :D So I'm officially calling it Those Who Wander, and unofficially calling it the Wanderverse.

The thing is, I want to be writing bonding fics between each pair of characters--I just did Ten I and Rose, so I want to write fic around Ten II and Rose, Ten I and Donna, Ten II and Donna, Ten I and Ten II, and Rose and Donna. Eventually I will totally get into the threesome stuff, and also general fic with Donna, but I want a fic devoted to each pair, well, bonding.

I even have something of an idea with the Rose and Donna fic, but I'm a bit nervous, because I was just looking at the list of my fics and you know, I've never actually written female friendship fic. My sixth year of writing fics, and I've just never really managed it. This is depressing and must be remedied, but of course there's a reason behind it, which is that for some reason I feel so much more comfortable with the male point of view. Looking at my fic list again, I've written like fourteen fics from female POV--fourteen. Out of over 150.

I don't know why I feel so comfortable with male POV, since I'm not male and my closest friends are women. And of course I want to write more women, but for this Rose and Donna fic I have a bit of an idea for, I imagine writing scenes in my head (which is what I do), but they feel stilted and unnatural. Which is odd, because like I said, my closest friends are also female and so I personally am very comfortable with female/female interaction.

Of course, probably the best way to get over awkwardness in writing is to practice it. So I will, especially since I really do need to write more women. It's just...gah! Why is it so hard? XD
rynne: (ten/rose hug)
i. I feel like doing Roman numerals today.

ii. I just got finished watching a movie and doing a write up of it for a class. It wasn't even a very interesting movie! Well, the content was interesting, but the performance was boring. Eh.

iii. Last week the school had a career fair, and I went because, well, not too long before I'm done with school. I talked to this guy from Grassroots Campaigns, which does things for groups such as Planned Parenthood, the DNC, the ACLU, Amnesty International, and so on. I expressed interest. Then today they were in the student union building again and I talked to them and they said they were doing interest meetings for summer internships today! With interviews! And I should come!

I agreed, because I need a summer internship. But then it was just omg unexpected interview! And I don't even have a resume!

So I put together a resume. And I got dressed up in interview clothes, and brought my resume with me to the interest meeting. No one else who showed up was in interview clothes, or had a resume. I hope that bodes well for me.

I think the interview went pretty well. My resume centered on my political experience and volunteer work, which is basically what this organization is about. I think I came across fairly well.

And the guy said they're going to let me know within forty-eight hours! Eep. Much sooner than I was expecting. I'm going to be nervous until then.

This is actually not the internship I want the most--I still haven't done applications for editing positions, which is what I really want. But if I do get this, it will be a big relief that I at least have something, even if I can't get my first choices.

iv. I FINISHED FIC TODAY. More than that, I finished another fic in the With a Little Help from My Friends universe, so now I officially have an actual series going. I also have a better name for the universe itself, but I don't want to reveal it yet. :p

But the fics in this series seem to just grow. Like, the first fic I was thinking would be about 3000 words when I wrote it, and I ended up with 10,000. This new fic I was thinking would be 2000, and it ended up at 5000. I'm not complaining since I'm pretty happy with the pacing as it turned out, but wow, quite the discrepancy between my expectations and the reality. :p

v. I did the association meme, and [livejournal.com profile] shinyopals gave me these five things:


University stuff )

Doctor/Rose cuteness )

Harry Potter )

The X-Files )
rynne: (procrastinate!)
Today I was going to get started on a five-to-ten page paper that I've got due on Monday. That didn't happen.

I was also going to get started on this S2 Ten/Rose fic where I play with the alien aphrodisiac cliche and perhaps do something slightly different with it, but that didn't happen either.

Also, today was my younger sister's birthday. She's twenty now, which means all three of us are out of our teens. I wonder how my parents feel about that? XD So I was going to call her today, and that did happen!

One out of three. Well...it could be worse.
rynne: (four chillin')
I...am writing Ten/Shakespeare. That one admittedly has been on my "to write" list for quite a while, but why I should have started writing that as opposed to all the myriad other fics I want to write, I don't know.

I'm not quite done yet, but anyone up for betaing it when I am? I don't think it'll get above PG-13 at the most, and will probably be around 2000 words. Any takers?

In other DW-related news, today I got The Invasion of Time from Netflix. The infamous TARDIS pool! Time Lords in very silly robes! Various Junk of Rassilon! Fun stuff. I'm not quite done with it yet, but it's amusing me. Well, when it's not making me sad, because oh Gallifrey.

Now I'm going to go back to writing Ten/Shakespeare. XD
rynne: (bookstack)
Happy New Year. I am sick. What an auspicious start. XD

Last night I was also sick, but I still went out with a friend, and managed to have a good time. Also I met someone I haven't seen in eight years who actually recognized me and remembered my name. I would not have looked at her and remembered her without prompting, and it's sorta funny that I just randomly meet someone I knew in middle school in a bar on New Year's. Life, how odd you are.

Anyway. [livejournal.com profile] yuletide authors were revealed. I wrote:

Holding onto Hope (FAKE, Diana/Berkeley UST). It's funny--I was a bit at a loss with this story because I didn't feel I had a hold on the characters, and then many of the comments I got were compliments on characterization. Um, yay for validation? XD My recipient liked it, so that makes me happy.

Also, FAKE het. For the past few years I've been writing so much het. I think the only slash I've written in the past two years is a few Kingdom Hearts ficlets and two Remix pinch hits. I need to write more slash. Hah, maybe I should make that a resolution. :p

And I need to get off the computer. I think the bright lights are making my headache worse. I want to do the year in fic review meme, but I think that's going to have to wait until I'm not sick anymore.
rynne: (nine/rose grinning)
Yesterday it snowed. There's still snow on the ground. I WANT IT TO GO AWAY. It's too cold. *whines*

But in other news, I am done with my American Lit final omg. And I think it went well! I actually felt prepared, and continued to feel prepared throughout the test, which is always a good thing. XD What frustrates me is that I also got my final paper back and got a B on it. Gah. I even took that thing to the writing center for help improving it! And a few weeks ago I wrote a paper that I took to the teacher for opinions on the first draft, and she told me it was a strong paper and would be stronger with a few changes, which I made--and then I got a B also. *sigh*

So that class is pretty much a definite B, unless I totally bomb the final (which isn't likely). Oceanography is also done, and that's pretty much a definite A, maybe even if I bomb the final. :p English Studies and Intro to Writing Fiction are most likely As, but I haven't yet turned in my final assignments for those classes. Still, today I went to my English Studies teacher with a draft of my paper and she liked it with just a few suggested changes, so once I make those, I'll be done with that class and probably have an A. For Intro to Fiction, I just have to write an introduction for my portfolio and finish up a couple quick hand-written writing prompts and then I'll be done with that too. Two days before I leave, and I have very little work to do. Whoo!

This evening [livejournal.com profile] heart_of_man is going to come over and we'll finish up Doctor Who S3. Yay for that! And afterwards, I think I will finally get started on my [livejournal.com profile] yuletide. XD I have a plot! I just need to write it down. :p

So, things that need to be written soon:
-English Studies stuff
-Intro to Writing Fiction stuff
-[livejournal.com profile] yuletide
-[livejournal.com profile] writerinatardis challenge this week
-Fourteen/Rose/Ten smut for [livejournal.com profile] shinyopals because for some reason she's picked me to bug into writing that for her and I need to not want to do it so much
-That multi-Doctor fic I keep wanting to write
-More in the "With a Little Help from My Friends"-verse
-Fic commentaries I haven't done yet

Winter break is SO CLOSE. *impatient*
rynne: (donna noble)
4/4 papers written.

3/4 papers edited. The last will be edited tomorrow morning because I'm getting up earlier in preparation for having to get up at around 6:30 on Tuesday.

I win.

Tonight I watched The Runaway Bride with [livejournal.com profile] heart_of_man. I think this is the first time I've watched that episode since Journey's End. I kept thinking "DONNA". XD I love Donna so much. I have come to terms with Doctor/Rose in Journey's End, but Donna still makes me wibble.

I really need to write more in the "With a Little Help from My Friends"-verse, because I keep meaning to and it's fun. (Also, THINK OF A NAME FOR IT, because as it is it's very unwieldy.) Hurrah for Thanksgiving break, because I'm hoping to get a bunch of fannish things done then. Also including commentaries, because there were some I said I'd do months ago and I haven't yet, but I haven't forgotten about them!

And [livejournal.com profile] velesia, just so you know, I'll be home around 11:00 Tuesday morning and probably one of the first things I will do is give you a call. If you see this before I get home, just tell me when the best time to call you would be.

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