Title: The Perfect Gift for Three
Fandom: Original, Overlord series- remember these guys?
Rating: PG-13
Warnings: none
Word count: 1125
Summary: Kevin forgot the triplets' birthday. Egan helps him find a present.
A/N: random story is random

"Do you know what day tomorrow is?" )
( Nov. 28th, 2010 09:05 pm)
Title: A Worthy Risk
Fandom: original, related to NaNo 08, The Stone House Affair. The only previous knowledge needed is the fact that Todd works at a brothel known as the Stone House, and that the lower levels of the city have been abandoned, save for the homeless.
Rating:  PG
Warnings: references to prostitution
Word count: 942
Summary: Todd sneaks out to visit his boyfriend.
A/N: This turned out to have sad undertones, despite the warm happy snuggling. :/ Not what I intended, but I'm mostly satisfied nonetheless.
In which Todd sneaks out to see Ethan. Again. :) )
( May. 20th, 2010 09:55 pm)
I'm dabbling with a story presently, and the protagonist has a speech impediment. A stutter, more specifically. As a reader, is it easier to simply bear in mind the impediment, or to see it in the dialogue?

For example: "Please forgive me," he stuttered.
Or: "P-please forg-give me."

If it was only something he did sometimes I would tend toward the latter option, but as his stutter afflicts everything he says, I find myself leaning toward the first, despite the fact that it feels cheap. I'm not really sure, but it makes me think of those good ole days reading fic set in New York, 1899, Where the accents were spelled phonetically and the dialogue made essentially unreadable. That would be something I'd like to avoid.

This isn't the most important part of the story, but it's just been kind of nagging me. *shrug*
( Apr. 14th, 2010 06:10 pm)
After the slight confusion of last week, I thought I'd make this post about posting etiquette. Does it bother you to see the same thing show up on your friendslist multiple times in a row due to cross posting? Personally I like having all my stories here to catalog on my journal, so I never post directly to a community. That makes me one of those people showing up more than once., obviously, but I try to do it efficiently so that I can get out to more people without spamming too many of my friends. I really like the way The Skinny ([livejournal.com profile] origslash_news ) works, but it's kind of fallen by the wayside lately and though it provides a nice summary of a lot of things I might not see- and gets my work to people who might not have seen it otherwise- it doesn't reach everybody.

I guess in summary, I'm whining that there isn't a more efficient way to do this, and I hope you guys don't mind. XP

New chapter of The Nature of The Bond will be out in a couple of hours- after I eat dinner. >.< Posting will probably be regularized to Wednesdays and Saturdays, unless I get really ahead and want to post Sunday as well.

I've been thinking a bit about this- writing stories, I mean to say. Why do we do it? I was planning a story the other day while on a bus with a friend of mine, and I was bouncing ideas off of her when it turned into a 'let's ask random people how they would remedy the situation' type of thing. That was fine, except she started every question with, "So my friend is writing a book..." I think she actually believed that, too, that I was going to write a whole book. So why do we do this. This short fiction, which reaches only the internet? 

I think it's as much for ourselves (for those of you who would answer 'I just have to write, the stories are there, etc') as for the community involved and the feedback. I like to be connected. I like to know I'm not the only one who daydreams for hours and not the only one whose dreams turn out to make nice stories when written down sometimes. Not the only one who likes to ignore rl for a time, and delve into the more controllable realm of short fiction like so many times as a child when longer fiction saved me from things I didn't want to face.

( Mar. 20th, 2010 10:28 pm)
The other day as we were watching television, a Twilight commercial came on. Seeing Robert Pattinson, but not realizing what the commercial was for, my mother commented with confusion and slight concern: "He seems very... pale."

It was remarkably hilarious.

The same day, I believe, I was waiting to pay for a manicure (a rare indulgence, but rather nice) at a spa, and a young man stepped up to the counter next to me. He was nicely dressed in business attire- dress shirt and tie, as well as freshly trimmed hair- and was about two and a half feet taller than me. A very striking and impressive figure.

He payed out of his wallet made of silver duck tape.

>.< Life is funny sometimes.
[livejournal.com profile] grimm_psyke  did this, and it looked pretty interesting, so I thought I'd do it too. It's pretty long and I rambled some at the end. *toddles off to bed*

A Writing Meme... )
I actually added tags to this post before writing it. Planning like that doesn't usually go into these entries, so be warned that the following may be somewhat heady. I've started using a website called 750 Words, which prompts people to write, well, 750 words every day in an effort to clear the mind and encourage the flow of fresh ideas. Much of the material from this post came from what I wrote over on 750 words, earlier this week.

I propose the subject of female characters, specifically those found- or not- in slash, and the topic of feminization as it may- or may not- occur within the genre.

If that sentence didn't put you off, I'll get to the point. It's an often argued, well discussed topic among fiction and fanfiction writers on the internet, that a surprising number of authors ignore the presence of women in society when faced with the topic of male/male relationships. Or, perhaps on a broader scale, a number of authors simply don't write women if they can avoid it.

Why we don't write women, what the problem is, and how to address it. )

I'll be the first to admit my old habit of killing off mothers and girlfriends. It wasn't because I liked to watch the characters' grief. I just didn't want to write them. I think it's something I'm getting better at, though. Recent developments in the Memory Thief Verse should be evidence to this effect.

( Feb. 15th, 2010 11:50 am)
For some reason I cannot spell indubitably without spell check.

...no matter how many times I try.




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