September 17th, 2009

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Dear Flist:

I'd like to take a moment to talk to you about Team War.

We have fallen angels. We have hard-boiled detectives. We have Arthurian AU. We have robots. We have at least one were-panther. We have heartbreak. We have mindfuck. We have more WWII AU than we honestly know what to do with.

What does Team Dirty Hippie, oh, excuse me, Team Peace have?

Well, like, some really pretty art, actually, and I really liked that one story, but CLEARLY they are not as awesome as Team War.

So go and read something, won't you? Remember to vote, and remember that 9 is clearly the only acceptable vote for Team War, but only because it does not go up to 11.

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We interrupt your regularly scheduled lack of programming

Okay, so. I have like a billion more pressing things I need to post about, but this is what I've been tossing around lately:

The thing is, I write and post a lot. But only about one out of every three stories I write ever gets posted. Either I stall out, or lose interest, or realize it sucks, or realize I've bitten off more than I can chew, or I strip out the best lines and use them for something else (n.b.- this has been happening A LOT during sgabigbang).

But the thing is, it leaves me with all these WIPs that I will never, ever finish. Some of them are only a couple sentences, some of them are thousands of words long. A whole lot of them are SGA, but some of them go clear back to my Harry Potter days (because I am a digital packrat, oh yes I am) with every fandom in between. And I feel kind of bad for them, languishing there on my hard drive, when somebody might get a laugh out of them or sniffle a little or, omg, feel inspired to finish or riff on one of them. With that in mind-

Poll #1459075 Braindroppings

Wanna read my WIPs?


Should I post them-

whenever I damn well feel like it?

Should I post them-

at sabinelagrande on LJ?
at debitage on LJ?

Text entry says what?

Be honest. Also be advised that if I do this, I'm not going to filter them, because it's too much hassle for something so infrequent; I may or may not flock them.
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So, like, some days I post a lot

1. The kink_bingo mods released a bunch of new bingo cards into the wild, and I got the very last one! Collapse )

1a. Speaking of Kink Bingo, holy crap! I won an Arbitrary Mod Prize!

I'm amused, because a) believe it or not, I have never won a fanfiction award before; b) it's for Culture Thing, which apparently everybody but me really liked a lot; c) the award is for Ronon's characterization, of all things. I know I complain sometimes about people reading a different story than I feel like I wrote, but I feel like in this case, they read a much better story than I wrote, and I'm totally okay with that.

But anyway. Congrats are also in order for bironic, bitter_crimson, telesilla, and a whole bunch of other people who I don't actually know.

Nice Place to Visit - SGA Big Bang
ETA: Whoop!

33504 / 40000 words. 84% done!

I'm a little behind where I'd like, but that's because I actually did schoolwork today (keep in mind that I also have to write like twelve pages for my seminar class between now and the deadline). I, more or less, have about 5000 words to go in the first part and 2000 1200 to go in the second part. Which is kind of a lot, but I've written more faster, so I'm not too worried.

What I am worried about is that less than 20% remains, and I still don't know what it's going to look like when it's done. Oh well. I know I'll feel better once I'm inside 5000 words.

3. So I started watching Battlestar, finally, after, like, a billion years. And OMG. It is so pretty, and so very sad. :(

I'm also still pecking away at Blake's 7 and NCIS, but I'm in no hurry, honestly.

4. I feel like I had something else really important that needed to be said, but I have no idea what it was. Blast!