Jan. 7th, 2008 08:34 pm
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So, yay with the MTYG reveal! And a great big SMOOCH for [ profile] nopseud for the fabulous And You'll Notice My Smile (Is Like Kool Aid), which was the PERFECT SeSa giftie for me, with Lance and his KILLER SMILE and CHRISSSSS!!! and miscommunication and cluelessness and snark layers and all manner of AWESOMENESS and, oh, yes, did I mention? CHRISSSS!!! And written by nopseud, so if you haven't read it yet, jump on it NOW before it, I don't know, it BLOWS UP from sheer FABULOSITY.

I've managed to read most of the Trickyfish, TrickC and Lambs, but that's about it. I've been horribly caught up with not murdering my aunt lately (quite successfully, so far, knock on wood), but she's finally buggered off to visit a friend for a week and then she'll be moving in to her independent living place, which is too far away too visit on any kind of a daily basis, so FREAKING YAY on that score. Phew. Maybe I'll be able to read some of the other pairings now.

I wrote Midas Touch for [ profile] silveryscrape. When I recieved my assignment, I was all OMG YAY! TrickC! For Mary!! Because, dude, TrickC! My second favourite pairing! And then I paused as sanity took hold and realized, OMG, for Mary! Because I'm, like, kind of in blistering awe of Mary's ability to pack a bazillion layers of meaning into THREE WORDS, which is a skill I clearly lack. *glances upward. um. yes. clearly* PLUS, Mary mentioned in her lj that she had a special fondness for now!fic or future!fic, and I'm so woefully out of the loop these days in terms of canon that I thought I'd have to move into someone else's HEAD (I'm looking at you, [ profile] withdiamonds, because, dude, your encyclopedic grasp of canon is MIND BOGGLING) forthe duration of the writing, which somehow didn't seem feasible, what with the aunt-ing and whatsmasing and all that good stuff. BUT. Then I read more closely, and Mary ALSO said she liked fantastical elements, so yeah. Ugly magic shoes. Of COURSE. What ELSE? The thing almost wrote itself. AHAHAHA.

Big squish to Budge for the beta, but please don't blame her for the typos I noticed just now when I went to the MTYG site to grab the link, because those happened AFTER she gave it back to me. Gah, the humiliation.

Huge thanks also to [ profile] ephemera_pop, [ profile] nopseud, [ profile] phaballa and [ profile] vaudevilles for keeping the popslash SeSa alive and kicking for another year!
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I've just spent the last three hours updating my website, for the first time since, um. 2004. Go me. There's no good reason for it to have takend three bloody hours; I've only written a handful of stories since 2004 after all, but OMG, talk about your humbling experiences. I'm so staggeringly BAD at this sort of thing (as will be evident at first glance) that it took me almost a full hour to figure out how to stop underlining everything on the index page. Which, in fact, I didn't even manage to figure out, but somehow the underlining sorted itself just as I was about to give up and delete the whole freaking works.

Anyway, there's nothing new on the site that isn't already buried somewhere on my lj, although the lj link to "Shove" has been dead for at least a year and a half, so it may be new to someone.

That hurt my brain a lot. If you notice any glitches, please keep them to yourself let me know and I'll do my best to ignore you attend to them when hell freezes over forthwith.
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So, yesterday my sister pushed a bunch of papers at me and said, "Hey, remember this? You ever going to finish it?" And it turned out to be this story I tried (and failed miserably) to write way, way back in the distant reaches of time when I was lurking around in The Sentinel fandom. I thought the last vestiges of this story had died a cruel death a couple of years ago when my old computer decided it was time to pursue life as a doorstop. No such luck, apparently. It's. Um. Fairly abysmal for the most part. There are a couple of scenes that I'm still quite fond of, but I can see why I threw up my hands in despar. Twenty-one pages and I'd barely made a dent in the plot line.

Interestingly, at least two other people on my fl have made references to The Sentinel today. Coincidence? Or has someone been buggering about with the space-time continuum again?
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I don't usually do the writing-year-in-review meme because I get all tongue-tied and shy and also appalled at the dearth of writing to actually review, and we're already more than a full week into 2007, but what the hey. This ended up being a lot longer than I expected, so I cut to spare you the eye strain should you find such things tedious beyond endurance: 

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The DWNOGA authors have been up for days now, but as usual I'm a tad behind. My story was Like a Big Pizza Pie, written for [ profile] wickedwisdom . It's Choey, which I'd never written before, and an established relationship story, also not in my comfort zone. But that's what I love about this challenge: you never know what you're going to be asked to write, and I find that every time I write a pairing I haven't felt inclined to jump into on my own, I tend to fall in love with it.

Huge thanks to [ profile] rikes , who performed an amazingly speedy last minute beta duty on the first three quarters of the story. (She caught mistakes in the last quarter, too, but I sent it to her too late and didn't read her reply until a few days after I'd submitted. *hangs head in shame*)

I noticed that a lot of people on my friends list posted some fascinating "story behind the story" notes, and I would do the same except that I don't think there actually is a story behind this story and I'd hate to bore you all rigid with a litany of "I sat down to write, and nothing happened, and so I sat some more, and still nothing happened, so I wept for a while, and went back to sitting and not writing, and then I wrote a whole lot in a short period of time." If, however, you have a burning desire to learn more about my writing process than that, feel free to ask. :)

My DWNOGA Story )
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So, I had to wait ALL DAY and a great chunk of the evening to hie myself over to the JuC Swap site for the great unveil, and the anticipation almost KILLED me. But, OMG, imagine my glee when I discovered that my writer was [ profile] withdiamonds ! And after reading it? Yet more glee! Because they're complicated and layered, and this is a JC I haven't seen before, and Justin is that delicious blend of certainty and uncertainty, and JC is a MEAN drunk, yo, and yeah. I'm loving this story. A LOT.

Huge thanks to [ profile] 1107red , [ profile] nazaemon , [ profile] ria and [ profile] rikes for organizing the swap and fuskeez for hosting it and making everything look so darned pretty.

I have no JuC icon, so I am forced to make Justin flip his hair for you.

Edited May 31, 2010 to add my Swap story, Consequences, since the external link no longer works..


This one should ... )




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I just realized that I never posted to say that Chasing the Dragon was my contribution to [ profile] pensnest's Dragon Challenge.

I'm not surprised that nobody guessed it was mine; it's completely different than anything else I've written, and I was a bit startled myself as I typed it. I mean, it's short, it's angst-o-rific and there's almost no dialogue. Dude, who would have suspected?
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My flufforic submission to the Lambs Day 2006 Southern Comfort Challenge . Many thanks to [ profile] pensnest and [ profile] madame_d for the betas.

The Frog Prince (sort of) )
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Gratuity, part 2

If you missed part 1, you can find it here.

Gratuity, part 2 )

SeSa Reveal

Jan. 2nd, 2006 04:58 pm
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Happy New Year, dear lj folk!

SeSa reveal! Always so exciting, but always too soon! I was only able to read a couple of dozen stories before the authors were made public, but hopefully now that the holiday insanity has dissipated, I should be able to immerse myself without having to bind and gag my family members and stow them in the closet.

Tonya (are you on lj, Tonya?) wrote "A Wonderful Equation" for me, a Trickyfish story featuring Lance as an algebra teach and Chris as his student, and a side of snark.

I wrote Gratuity for [ profile] athenaps whose request for "hot HAWT sex" almost killed me DED. The story is probably a good fifteen pages longer than it would have been because every time I started panicking about the "hot HAWT" sex, I decided to write more dialogue instead.

Huge thanks to [ profile] i_naiad and budge for the betas. You guys rock! And another huge thanks to [ profile] claire for helping me stalk [ profile] athenaps for story preferences -- I owe you one, dude.

Yay, SeSa!

Gratuity, part 1 )
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(Very slightly belated) Happy New Year to all of you!

I'm feeling ever so vaguely pouty that I only managed to read ten of the SeSa stories before the great reveal, but on the other hand, hard to feel too unhappy about it because, yay! I still have more than a hundred stories to go.

This was my first year participating in DWNOGA. I'd kind of wanted to do it last year, but I'd only written one story and it had taken me two thousand and seventy billion months to write that one, so I didn't, and I wasn't going to again this year because even if I have gotten a little faster, I still think it's going to take me two thousand and seventy billion months to write a story, but Lily said, "don't be such an idiot, you just write an outline and stick to it" (except without the idiot part), and so I did. It's been way more fun than I'd expected: stressful, yes, but in a good, nice-to-have-so-much-company kind of way. A huge thank you [ profile] apetslife and [ profile] eponymous for making it all possible.

And how very, very cool it is to find out that [ profile] lilysaid was my Secret Santa. Lily was the very first person to send me feedback on my first story, was the second person I ever chatted with on AIM, and is one of my absolute favourite writers in any fandom, so this was just cooler than cool. Even cooler though is that she wrote me find you out, which is six or seven times more wonderful a story than I could have hoped for.

The story I wrote for [ profile] tiggergirl was In Your Dreams which would probably still be a sad, unfinished little mess on my hard drive if [ profile] nonchop hadn't given me a good couple of whaps on the virtual head to jolt me out of my panic, and if [ profile] i_naiad hadn't been there to cheer me on through the last frantic couple of days. Thanks as always to my sister for the beta. Clicky clicky for the story... )

new story

Dec. 13th, 2004 05:03 pm
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In the midst of all my sesa despair, I completely forgot to post the story I have written. This is my Happy Hanukkah story for [ profile] nonchop .

Shove )

Many, many thanks to budge (who really needs to get herself a livejournal asap) and [ profile] callsigns for the beta and encouragement. Feedback welcome either by email to or down below.

Edited June 4, 2010 to add story since website is now defunct.
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If you're looking for part 1, you'll find it here.


under[his]pants, part 2 )


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My CD challenge story is written, revised, and winging its virtual way to Lily, and I'm feeling right proud of myself. I've made a deadline! Whoo hoo! Another entry for the book of firsts.

If anybody has the remotest clue why I can't fix the formatting glitches in the CD story and in Under My Skin to save my life, I'd be most grateful for the tip. Sheesh. I've just spent over two hours trying to get first lines not to madly indent themselves off to the left, but have nothing to show for it other than eyes that can barely read the screen anymore.

But I've finished! On time! Huge thank you to [ profile] nonchop for all your help. You rock, dude.

under[his]pants )
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Yes, I know. Long time no post. I meant to take a couple of days to get caught up on writing and deal with family issues, butlife took an unexpected and rather complicated turn and poof! Untold weeks later, here I am, crawling out of the muck to say hey.

I'm not coming back empty-handed, though. I've just uploaded a new story to my website, and, unlikely as it is, I will actually be able meet the Sunday deadline for my cross-dressing challenge story (a momentous occasion for me, since it's the only writing deadline I've been able to meet to date.

Part of today's story started out as my submission to last year's Shake the Disease challenge, but that started to veer into angst (which doesn't exactly meet the criteria for a happy!fic challenge. I abandoned that story, but borrowed a few threads of the idea to write something for that kind soul who bought me some lj time a while ago (and who is probably wondering why they bothered, at this point), and the result is this -- a story that probably actually would have met the happy!fic criteria. Just one of life's little ironies.

Anyway, this one's for you, lj fairy. Hope you like it.
Under My Skin )
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My appallingly late entry for the Small Change challenge can be found on my brand spanking new, ugly as fuck website:

[Edited to remove link to defunct website - link to story is below]l

It's TrickC, long-ish, and probably closer to P-13 than anything else, although I'm a terrible judge of such things. If you encounter any glitches on the website, please let me know and I will rip the rest of my hair out.

If you prefer to read it on lj, please step inside:

Best Laid Plans )
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Hah! Finally finished! Here it is, my first story in the popslash (or any other) fandom. It's *N Sync, TrickyFish, and maybe, possibly R-ish? Something like that, anyway.

Feedback of all stripes welcome. Leave a comment in my lj or send me a message at solafiamma [at]

Part 3 can be found here

Parts 4 and 5 can be found here

ETA: Part 6 can be found here

Read more... )


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