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Saturday, January 2nd, 2016 02:34 pm
I received Mustache by [ profile] Truth, which is fantastic Joaquín/Manolo/María from The Book of Life. It is sweet and funny and fun and absolutely everything I wanted for these three.

I wrote Weekend Getaway for [ profile] MissHammer in Lupin III, which I really enjoyed writing.
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Thursday, December 17th, 2015 07:50 pm
Yay, I managed to finish my story just in time. I'm fairly pleased with how it came out too. And now that I can cross that off my list of things I need to do, it just leaves me with, like, twenty other things I need to get done for the holidays.
coprime: a lone man walking through a bamboo forest (Mushishi)
Sunday, January 4th, 2015 01:54 pm
In your own space, create a list of at least three fannish things you'd love to receive, something you've wanted but were afraid to ask for - a fannish wish-list of sorts. Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your wish-list if you feel comfortable doing so. Maybe someone will grant a wish. Check out other people's posts. Maybe you will grant a wish. If any wishes are granted, we'd love it if you link them to this post.

Ahh, I keep going back and forth on how much I want to participate this year. I'm not even sure if I'll end up linking this in the comments of the challenge post. But I think writing out a wishlist will be good for me.

1) I wish people in fandom would stop calling themselves trash for liking something. I think this is more of a thing on Tumblr, and I get that the people saying this are just trying to express "I acknowledge that I am super overinvested/emotionally invested in this thing" with a side of "please don't ridicule me for my investment, I already know I am being ridiculous." But it always makes me so sad to see people insulting themselves like that. Be enthusiastic! There's no reason to put yourself down just because a canon/character/setting/plot/whatever has taken prominent residence in your brain! There's nothing wrong with that! Just think how much duller life would be if nothing ever captured people's imaginations.

2) I wish I had a cheerleader to help me get the courage to actually work on the epic thing. I love it, I want to write it, but every time I go to actually work on it, I get paralyzed by anxiety. And I know I'm being silly, but there it is. I'm not sure that having someone to tell me, "No, stop interneting and actually write. Dooooo it!" would help, but sometimes having someone I'm close to tell me to stop procrastinating does help me actually get stuff done, so maybe. The trick is there's only one person I'm close enough to that I'd be comfortable putting in this role, and the thought of asking her is a whole 'nother kettle of anxious fish.

3) I wish I could make the type of fic I want to read appear magically on the internet somewhere, haha. Every time I finish a canon, I am like, "Man, I wish for epic-length fic about ____," and I am almost always disappointed when I go searching. (It would probably help if the ____ got filled in with "post-canon gen" less often.)
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Monday, March 10th, 2014 09:46 pm
Part 1 is now done and clocks in at just over 20k. I've gone over it slightly to change things to make more sense, but I'm afraid to look at it too much in case I find it's utterly horrible and nonsensical. I don't think it is, but I also acknowledge that I am completely lacking in objectivity towards this thing.

Anywho, onto Part 2! Which will probably be even longer but needs to get written because I adore two of the scenes I want in it, one of which may end up being the last scene of this part. So far I've got about a thousand words.

(And if I end up not writing Part 2 for some reason, there will probably be a very long, very angry rant about how much I hate the "shovel talk". Haaaaaaate so goddamned much.)
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Wednesday, March 5th, 2014 04:44 am
Oh dear god, this thing is nearing 20k words, and I can't figure out how to end it. And even when I do, this is just part one of three, and parts two and three will probably be even longer. I just hope I have the stamina to complete it all because I love this thing so danged much, but it refuses to ever end....
coprime: Marny bouncing (video games)
Sunday, January 19th, 2014 04:26 am
I finished playing Final Fantasy VII at the beginning of the month, and it's sort of taken over my brain. In ways I didn't expect! Like, Cloud is really not the typical type of character I go for. He's way more angsty and guilt-ridden. (Zack is very much the type of character I generally go for, but he's barely in the game.) But I keep watching AMVs going "Cloud's hair is so pretty caked in blood" which what? When has that ever been something I have gone for in fictional characters?

And! I came out of the game pretty firmly shipping Aerith/Zack/Cloud. I am not used to OT3s, much less ones where spoilers. ) And there's something deliciously painful about most fic featuring these three that I am eating up with a spoon, but there is also a reason why I tend to prefer the fluffy domestic end of the spectrum.

It is all very conflicting and confusing!

Which is probably what has led me to write 7,500 words of fix-it fic/not-fic that is somehow not even close to being finished. (It just keeps growing.) And I'm really enjoying what I'm writing so I kind of want to post it if I finish it, but I am also soooo far from objective about it. I am sure it is in English and not completely unreadable grammatically (and has paragraph breaks!), and that is about it. So that is also very confusing and conflicting.

I feel like I need more exclamation points to properly express my feelings about these developments: !!!!!!!

Also: ??!!?!!
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Sunday, January 5th, 2014 01:42 pm
I got the absolutely wonderful Tweak's Big Dream by [ profile] Chibifukurou, which is everything I could have ever wanted in an Octonauts story. It's adorable and full of heart and has sea turtles!

And I wrote At the Movies for [ profile] kyuuketsukirui, a ParaNorman fic featuring Norman/Neil because the two of them are super cute together.
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Sunday, December 22nd, 2013 12:18 am
Whewww, that was close. But I did it!

And, if my writer is reading this, I always try to comment on the story written for me as soon as possible. Normally this is in the morning before family obligations demand my presence, but this year my family is doing things in the morning and then it will be off to the BF's family. So I may not get to it until the evening or later if other things come up. But I will read and comment as soon as I can.
coprime: an awesome lady stepping out of a boat (Jean from Jules Verne's The Mighty Orino)
Monday, November 21st, 2011 04:41 pm
...I can't believe I forgot to do this for nearly a year. Which is annoying because I got the most wonderful story last year for Yuletide.

There and back again by [ profile] oxymoron is the Mighty Orinoco story I never thought I'd be lucky enough to get. Oxymoron read an entire Jules Verne novel for me! And then wrote a sublimely perfect Jeanne! I love her so much that she's my only icon here on DW, and I never thought I'd ever get anything about her because who else has ever read The Mighty Orinoco? I love it so much, and it makes me so sad that this story will never get the accolades it deserves because it is for a rarest-of-rare fandom.

I wrote Awry Plans for [ profile] bribitribbit in the Lilo & Stitch fandom. I had fun writing it.

And, sadly, I made the decision not to participate in Yuletide this year. I just don't have the time and energy to do it this year.
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Monday, January 4th, 2010 11:29 am
I had two wonderful stories written for me. The Quicke and the Fed by Perri Smith is my original gift. It's about Kyle Quicke from Jennifer Estep's Bigtime series, and it's absolutely perfect. Perri captured all the things I love about the series -- it's got a fight, humor, wacky superheroes and ubervillains, cameos from a ton of canon characters, and even a bit of potential romance. I love Kyle's reasoning for trying to be in the spotlight so much and how important his restaurant is to him. It's one of the lesser read stories on Yuletide this year due to being fic for an almost unknown series of romance novels, and I wish it wasn't because I really do think that people unfamiliar with the canon but who like crazy superhero stuff would love this too.

I also had a treat written for me, Happy Owlidays by Ponderosa, which is a little holiday fic for the Owly comic books. And it too was perfect. I'm really pleased with the way she handled dialogue because the comics don't have words in the speech bubbles, just pictograms. But Owly and Wormy and Racoon sounded just like how I hear them, to the point where I sometimes mentally substituted in what I thought the pictogram would be if it were an actual comic. Sadly this is also one of the lesser read stories in the archive, even though it shouldn't be because it is heart-warming and adorable.

I wrote Old Friends for [personal profile] mesmiranda in the Up fandom. The story came out a bit more rushed (in one particular spot especially) than I would have liked because my holiday season was a bit more rushed than I thought it would be. But [personal profile] mesmiranda liked it and there are quite a few bits I enjoyed writing as well, so I think it was a success.
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Monday, December 21st, 2009 11:56 am
Ohh, I am so glad I managed to get my story in on time. I was a little worried. Next year I'll hopefully do what I did last year, which was upload a week early. I do like my story though, and more importantly I think (I hope!) my recipient will too.

And now I get to do all the other zillion things I need to do today, one of which will hopefully be a nap.
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Saturday, November 14th, 2009 07:42 pm
Huzzah, I like my assignment! I'm so excited, yay. And I shall refrain from saying anything else for fear of giving something away, haha.
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Thursday, January 1st, 2009 09:15 pm
Now that it's January 1st, I can say I wrote The Spring Thaw for [ profile] jesidres, and [ profile] jesidres wrote the lovely Symbiotic Nature for me. I'd wondered when I saw that there were all of three Mushishi stories this year if maybe my recipent and I had gotten assigned each other. And it turns out we were! It is a funny old world sometimes.

I really enjoyed writing The Spring Thaw, although it took me a while to write because I was worried that I wouldn't be up to the challenge of Mushishi and blending my typical writing voice with the feeling of the series. My idea for the kaihyouki actually came from an art piece by [ profile] jesidres, and the rest of the story sort of formed itself around the fact that I wanted to use these mushi she drew in her story. I don't think it was very obvious that I borrowed them from her art though.

I have discovered that there are only so many times I can see people reccing Merlin stories that can be more or less summarized by "Arthur and Merlin act like morons" before I succumb and start reading them. Without having seen even a scrap of the actual show, mind you, which led to the interesting visualization of Uther being played by Patrick Stewart. And when I started watching the show, it was a bit funny because I already knew each episode's basic plot and resolution. But I've been enjoying them all the same, and Patrick Stewart no longer shows up when I read fic, so it's all good.
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Thursday, December 18th, 2008 04:32 am
...I think I've finished my Yuletide story. \o/! All it needs is a title, summary, and final editing to make sure I haven't missed anything. I'm rather pleased with it myself and I think my recipient will like it, so that's all I really care about. Hopefully I will still like it just as well in the morning.

I have no clue what to title this thing though. And no clue if, in the athor's notes, I should include a link to a particular thing of my recipient's that helped to inspire her story. Something to debate while Christmas shopping tomorrow, I guess, because I need to get my story uploaded tomorrow or else it won't be uploaded before the deadline. (RL dictates that I won't have reliable internet access on the 19th and 20th.)

But my story's finished, whoo-hoo!
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Wednesday, December 19th, 2007 02:29 pm
My Yuletide story is submitted, yay! I have no objectivity regarding my story, but at least I didn't flake out and default. Also, early warning to whoever is writing a story for me, the earliest that I will be able to read my story is late on the 25th. My house is being beseiged by relatives Christmas Day, so I'll be busy being sociable with them.
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Friday, October 19th, 2007 12:50 am
This is my story that I wrote for [ profile] delurker's challenge. I'm actually really pleased with it. And I think it makes sense even if you're not familiar with either fandom.

Title: What You Are
Author: [ profile] coprime
Fandom: Donald Strachey movies/His Dark Materials
Pairings: Donald/Kyle, Donald/Timmy
Rating: PG-13
Warnings: Slight spoilers for Shock to the System.
Summary: Donald was fifteen when he fully understood what it meant that his daemon was male.

What You Are (off-lj link)
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Sunday, October 14th, 2007 02:51 am
I signed up for Yuletide this year since this is the first year I won't have to write a story around exams. I'm really excited to be able to participate rather than just reading the stories once it's over. (I even made an icon just for the holiday season.) It's kind of scary because I want to write a good story for whomever I get assigned to. But I think that's a good attitude to have going into this thing, that I want to make someone else happy.

Also, I did not realize it would be so hard to write prompts and choose fandoms to offer! I only offered four, but two of them I would be utterly thrilled to write and the other two I think I could have a lot of fun with. I'm nervous about potentially being assigned two of them (the two I'd be thrilled to write something for because I just love the canon that much) since they'd involve a fair bit of research. But, well, as I said, I really really love the canon. And I can do research, it just makes things more intimidating.
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Tuesday, October 9th, 2007 02:58 am
I do believe that, minus a going over for embarrassing spelling errors and grammar faux pas, my fusion story is done. And I am happy with it, I think. (It's that stage where you feel like you're going cross-eyed because you've just been staring at it that long. The ability to be objective is not really in residence right now.) Or at least it's ended on the happy, fluffy note rather than the happy until you remember what happens next and then it's depressing note. It feels like it should be much longer than 3,354 words too.
coprime: an awesome lady stepping out of a boat (Colchicum sp.)
Thursday, October 4th, 2007 10:47 pm
I am very pleased that my story for [ profile] delurker's His Dark Materials Crossover/Fusion Challenge has finally reached the point where I will most definitely have something that I like and am pleased with to submit. Especially because yesterday it was still at the "oh, this needs editing and really doesn't work" stage. But the middle of the story I am hoping to finish in time can act as a stopping point for a story that's complete in and of itself. I just would really would prefer to end on the happy, fluffy note of the longer story than the note that's happy until you remember what canon dictates happens next in the shorter version.

Also, I do not want to write anything that takes place in a traditional military setting ever again. That's why the story sucked for nearly two months because everything I know about the military I've picked up from tv. And I'm not dumb enough to belive that's accurate, especially when the most militarized fandom I'm interested in is Stargate: Atlantis.

But, yes, story! Yay!