lady_ganesh: Fire Emblem/Nathan and a flame (nathan)
The cat just chickenbreathed me. CHICKENBREATH. GOD.

Not even organized enough today for a list:

So who's watching this season of Drag Race? Willam is only okay as a drag queen but A++ at being a Drag Race contestant. Still pulling for Sharon and Latrice though.

On the plus side, my Sherlock Remix and Purimgifts stories are DONE DONE DONE. And I'm finally making progress on the weird Victorian-ish Saiyuki AU I wanted to write in, um, January.

On the A++ side, I just saw this prompt on [profile] springkink:

Black Lagoon, Chang/Rock: mindgames - one of the rotten ones and I liked you for that


lady_ganesh: Tenpou and Hakkai (five hundred years)
It's the second-most wonderful time of the year, the time when you give credit to your betas and trawl for more hits by posting links to your work.

In no particular order:

I wrote two stories for [community profile] weiss_kreuzmas:

Five Dumb Things Yohji Did (And One that Turned Out Pretty Great) for [personal profile] red_squared. Thanks to [personal profile] lindentreeisle and [personal profile] emungere for betaing this one.

For the bonus round I wrote Sight of Passage for [profile] oracle_dreams. Red and Linden both pulled beta duty on this one.

For the [profile] wk_100 drabble exchange I wrote Ken and Yohji on an unexpected picnic. (Thanks to [personal profile] dormouse_in_tea for catching that I had the wrong character there, yikes!)

And then Yuletide! I wrote one assigned story, two treats, and three Madness fics. (I guess taking a year off really did bring my mojo back.)

Uncertain of All was my assignment (Konzen-centric, Saiyuki Gaiden). I'd had mixed feelings about offering Saiyuki Gaiden, because I write it anyway and it seemed bigger than most of the things I write for, but I figured the franchise rule was the franchise rule, and I knew I could certainly do a good job on it. I felt even better when I saw cease's request letter and found out she loved Konzen and wanted something Konzen-centric. Sold. Thanks to Linden (yeah, I know, it's cause I'm always on chat with her ♥) and [personal profile] nekonexus for doing beta work.

Under the cut 'cause this got long )
lady_ganesh: A Clue card featuring Miss Scarlett. (oh crap (DGM))
Cleolinda's update/summary of the Yes to Gay YA issue is well worth reading.

Here, have a list of SF/Fantasy YA with gay characters.

My Kindle screen died, which is sad, but I have a replacement, so there is that. I got it a fancy new case in an attempt to improve my Kindle karma. IT IS CUTE, GUYS.
lady_ganesh: A Clue card featuring Miss Scarlett. (sakura)
1. Reply to this post with I AM SPARTACUS, and I will pick five of your icons.
2. Make a post (including the meme info) and talk about the icons I chose.
3. Other people can then comment to you and make their own posts.
4. This will create a never-ending cycle of icon glee!

From [profile] very_verydanger over on LJ, who picked:

Nanny Ogg! This is a quote from a Terry Prachett book. Nanny is getting on in years, but she still has a sharp eye for a good-looking man.

The rest under the cut )

Meme time!

Jul. 24th, 2011 08:23 pm
lady_ganesh: A Clue card featuring Miss Scarlett. (sakura)
Ganked from [profile] p_zeitgeist:

Give me a pairing and I will tell you:

1. What they most commonly do during sex
2. Who has prettier hair
3. What they argue about most often
4. Who'd cope best if the other one died
5. The happiest plausible happily-ever-after I can think of for them.
lady_ganesh: A Clue card featuring Miss Scarlett. (community)
Am catching up like crazy. A bit easier because I have a NEW LAPTOP seriously this thing flies like a bird.

Whiteknighted a little while I was gone. Just a little. I had to, it was Lestrade.

Oh, and I got one of these:

My hc_bingo card )

Maybe I'll do better with this than I did with kink_bingo. I SURE CAN'T DO MUCH WORSE. look, wings!

EDIT: THANK YOU, [personal profile] lynndyre, for making my HTML work. Yaaayz.

EDIT2: And thanks for everyone who sent me birthday wishes!
lady_ganesh: A Clue card featuring Miss Scarlett. (bang bang (Saiyuki))
[personal profile] andmydog wrote my Remix, and it's here, so if you're one of those people who don't read fic until you've got a name attached, go read it.

And now, because I've wanted to talk about this story FOREVER, are this year's notes on Remix. My story is here. It's Goku and Sanzo, and love, and death.

Meta, or liner notes, or whatever, below the cut )
lady_ganesh: Watari and Tsuzuki up to no good (wicked ways (Yami))
This is a little rambly, but I've been poking at it for days, so we'll release it into the wild. This is about fanfiction, because that's what I do, but if you want to jump in with reflections on what you do, please do!

Okay, let's start off with the simple stuff: this entry is pretty creepy and terrible. Generalizations, gender essentialism, and pretty much my least favorite fairy tale ever. (Bonus fail in the comments, whee!)

Having said that, [personal profile] calamitycrow has one excellent point: mentors are awesome, and it's important to many writers (and other creative folk) to have encouragement and support.

Did you grow up with a writing mentor? My parents certainly encouraged my writing, probably as much as any parents would or could; but they weren't writers. My dad was enormously creative, but he didn't put fingers to keyboard to write a story until after I was out of college and had been writing original and fanfiction for quite some time. Instead, the support I got were from my teachers at high school and college, mostly my English and writing teachers. One of my favorite English teachers was one who, after she gave us a creative writing assignment, shared the two "A" papers with the class; mine and another student's. We'd both done the assignment very differently, and she talked about the effort we'd put in, and the very different tone and content of both stories, with a real attention to the craft of writing. (And what can I say? I love having my ego stroked.)

And eventually, of course, I found fandom. And fandom runs the gamut, doesn't it? For all the people who post THIS POST IS AWESOME AND YOU ARE AWESOME there are a pile of people who seem to think that attacking others is an exciting game that will earn them points if they come up with the best cutting remark. (And of course, sometimes one person's criticism is another's cruelty.)

To me, the best writing community is neither of these; what I've managed to carve out, and what I love, is a big heaping helping of THIS IS AWESOME AND YOU ARE AWESOME, but also with betas and friends who are willing to say 'this isn't working,' or 'I'm confused,' or 'you are smack dab in Unfortunate Implications territory.' (See how much I love you? I didn't link to TV Tropes.)

Everyone, of course, has their own needs, and I think one of the great things about fandom is the way we can build ourselves a community that suits us, whether it's a fat flist filled with communities, a delicious account, or something else entirely. (Although I'd be happy without some of the crueler aspects...but that's another post.)

What about you? Who encouraged your creative life? How do you feel you sustain it now?


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