I'm not really going to friends-lock much, mostly because I have nothing to hide. My posts will be erratic and bizarre, so you can safely ignore most of them. The rest of the entries will be uninteresting drivel, because I am an uninteresting person.
I'm a writer. I like Pokemon, and I'm almost in college. Sue me. Anyway, I've got all sorts of talents and interests. So get to know me!
Want to read some of my writing stuff? Then Ecruteak City might interest you. I only post what I consider to be the very best of my writing there, and I might eventually post some stuff that's not fanfiction (shocker). If you want to read all of my fanfiction, then you probably should check out Music Intuition, which is my account on ffn.
I run a Pokemon Special RP, and while we aren't the most active people in the world, if you join the club we will probably pick up the pace. We're just all very busy people. Click here.
Also, to see the Pokemon pairings I love and enjoy, see this post!
So, I think I'm going to give up on the big bang. Pity, I know. I've been trying to write something (anything) since July, and nothing's coming. I have 16 days left and a word-count of 0.
Sorry to let down my team-mates.
However, I'm not giving up on this story. You know, the one about Kris and why she disappeared. It just keeps getting layers and layers of depth, and I can't not love how sad it is. Because that's just the kind of writer I am.
I think that the big bang actually hurt my writing more than anything. It put too much pressure on me, and that's when I stop enjoying writing. So here we go, back to basics. Just writing and love against the world.
Let me know if you want a link when I start posting it; I'll probably confine it to ffn, since that's where my reader base is, but I might post a sample in Ecruteak City with a link to the full story.
Seriously. Ever since I got to college, it's just one thing after another.
I literally spent SEVEN HOURS straight yesterday studying in the library reading room. The reason I stopped was because it was 11pm and I hadn't eaten. I was only half finished. Today, I have roughly eight hours of classes, and I have to spend the other hours studying for my chemistry exam tomorrow.
Which leaves me almost no time for writing ... or sleeping.
I'm not here to angst, really. I'm just explaining the main reason why I will no longer be writing Success and Happiness by Any Other Name as my Big Bang fic. Or probably ever, since writing it feels like I'm wading through molasses. It puts me way out of my element, which is generally short stories and emotional character studies.
Instead, I will be writing a different story. My perfect story.
I don't want to say much. In fact, I can't say much, because I'm not even sure how to describe it. Basically, it's an extensive character study of gameverse Kris and all the relationships she forms during her journey. At the same time, it explains why she's not around for the remakes.
It reads like seperate one-shots. Each chapter's going to start off with a letter from Kris to one of the people, and then that chapter will detail one part of her journey from that person's perspective.
The potential problem - that is, too many chapters, too little time - isn't going to be an issue, because if it comes down to it, I can always pick and choose which characters to use. There'r only five or six characters that I need for a barebones plot.
I'm so excited, guys. I just hope I can get a Beta Reader from the pinch-hit... otherwise, I'll just have to do it myself after the Big Bang ends. Not that I mind...
Of the five senses (sight, sound, touch, smell and taste), which would you willing to give up, and why?
I would have to say taste. Sight and hearing are out of the question, because I require both for observation of my surroundings and personal safety. I wouldn't want to lose touch either, mostly because that includes both pain and pleasure. I don't want to get stabbed in the foot and not know about it until I see the blood.
That leaves smell and taste.
I choose taste because I believe that the senses of smell and touch would compensate - smell to detect whether a food was absolutely inedible, and touch to detect food with dangerous temperatures or shapes. Plus, I need to eat more veggies, and not being able to tell when it's going down my gullet sounds like a great way to accomplish this.
Do you think women are treated as equals? What changes would you like to see?
First of all, LJ is being weird, so I'll clarify that the question is: 'Do you think women are treated as equals? What changes would you like to see?'
The answer? NO. A thousand times no.
I'm in the science community now, and there's not a chance that women get treated the same. Maybe in bio and chem, yeah, but not physics. And not com sci. Heck, even math!
Anyway. Not enough women in science, not enough support for women in science.
If you are dating someone who says they aren’t ready to commit, would you wait? How long?
Well, since I don't believe in soul-mates, it's sort of a draw. (To clarify, I think that people can create their own true love, but nothing is predestined. Too many people are unhappy for life to work like that.)
I'd probably give them a couple weeks to get their shit together. You know, to see if things get better. And if they still aren't ready to commit, then I'd dump 'em.
Harsh, but so is life.
Okay, this is the ’30 Days of Fandom’ meme that I found on someone’s journal. Because I am such an obsessive person, I answered all of the questions in one go.
1 – How did you first get into writing fanfic, and what was the first fandom you wrote for? What do you think it was about that fandom that pulled you in?
I first got into writing fanfic when I realized exactly how many plot holes there were in the Inheritance Cycle. I wanted to fill some of them, so I started a fic about Morzan and Selena. Then I got bored with that fandom, and I quit. Half a year later, I returned to the good ole’ Pokemon fandom, thanks to PokeSpe.
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This post is dedicated to my shippings.
Let me lay down the rules here. I love every shipping on my list. However, just because a ship isn't on the list, doesn't mean I don't like it. It's possible that I forgot about it. Even if the omission was intentional, I try not to outright hate any ship out there.
Also, I am a pretty flexible shipper. I've got no problem liking ten or twenty ships that are normally considered rivals. In fact, I'm more likely to turn a love triangle into a threesome than anything.
Anyway, on with the list. Obviously, it's ongoing.
They're in no particular order, by the way.
Oh! Another thing. If you see a group of three or more characters shipped together, then I also support any combination of those characters. For example, I support Red x Leaf x Green, which means I am an OldRivalShipper, a BurningLeafShipper, and an OriginalShipper. Yeah.
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The list isn't done, of course. I just am tired of this for now. <3
First, I'm back from my trip. In case you can't tell, or in case you actually care.
So, I'm thinking about doing this awesome thing. Pokemon Big Bang. CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS.
If I do, I think my story will have something to do with the Pokemon journey of Samuel Oak and Agatha Clearwater. You know, the old folks. Not sure what challenge they'll overcome yet. But they also would be friends with the Daycare Couple in Johto, Pryce, and maybe Blaine.
It would be awesome, now wouldn't it?
Also, 10,000 words isn't a lot for me. That's five chapters, tops. So I just need to figure out a way to keep it from dragging on and on and on like some stories do. As in, each chapter would be very lengthy. Again, nothing's certain, but I'm positive I can piece together an idea by the time July 16 rolls around.
Take care, everyone.
Yesterday, I graduated from high school. It was a huge waste of time and energy, and I'm extremely happy that I never have to see any of those idiots again.
My one regret is that the guy I've liked for a year now, the guy I went to prom with, the guy who has so many similarities to me that it's almost eerie, will not be dating me this summer. I have decided that it's not worth risking our great friendship for two or three months of whatever-ness. Relationships are not that important.
So I'll be moving on.
In other news, I realized this morning that I'm overly critical of myself, and so I plan to change that. This summer, I'll learn to love me. For me. I'm not going to change who I am. I'm just going to let my better side shine a little more.