April 15th, 2008
So, I wrote a highly traumatic ten page term paper last Friday, and afterwards, I needed something to numb the pain, the pain, the horrible pain.
And so clearly the only antidote was to do what I had been wanting to for roughly sixty trillion years, and -- revising Lamentations!!! (Gaspshock!)
And so I present to you, my dear friends, the shiny new version of chapter one!
Title: Lamentations of a Starry-Eyed Twit
Chapter: 1 - Concerning Centaurs, Sad History, and Dungeon-Dwelling Morons
Character/Pairing: Auriga Sinistra; Snape/Sinistra
Word Count: 5,845
Summary: Endless rambling, the occasional lesson plan, and a certain potions professor who isn't the slightest bit interesting. The not-so-scintillating diary of Auriga J. Sinistra, Astronomy Professor and Spaz.
April 13th, 2007
Um. Hey, guys! Happy Day After The One Year Anniversary Since I Last Updated Lamentations! A time for . . . celebration, and merriment, and not killing me. I would say.
But anyway! I do feel incredibly bad about this. I do intend to continue with this story, if I ever work up the motivation. That's sort of the big issue right there -- I did start college this year, and I've had classes and
television shows to obsess over . . . really important new life experiences, but in all honesty, I have had so much free time that I could have finished this story about five times over just this year. :P I suck. But I will desperately, desperately attempt to finish it up this summer! And while I was home for Christmas break, I did something I have never done before and actually sat down and wrote out a whole chapter-by-chapter outline that chronicles the rest of the Sorcerer's Stone timeline in Lamentationsland, so . . . I know what's going to happen. There is, theoretically, an end in sight. It all comes down to whether or not I let my unfailing laziness conquer me.
Which, um, I won't. Probably. I swear.
I've got finals and everything for the rest of this month, but come May, I am free. Feel beyond free to harass me relentlessly then!
And to keep you going until then, here's a commentary I did on chapter 22 of Lamentations around a year ago on my private LJ. I always meant to share it over here, and just never got around to it. But check me out now! Doing things I actually mean to! Sort of!
It is pretty amazing. Cough.
( Commentary! Chapter 22!Collapse )
ALSO! Is anyone watching 30 Rock? Because I am seriously inclined to suspect that Liz Lemon is Auriga. Only twelve times awesomer.
January 16th, 2007
Hey, guys! I just figured I ought to catch you up on the Lamentations situation. I must confess, I don't see an update in the foreseeable future. I wound up outlining the whole of the Sorcerer's Stone portion over Christmas break, but when it comes to actually motivating myself to write, it seems pretty near impossible. The story's just been dragging on for such a long time, and there's such a distracting difference in quality, and I've been out of the HP fanfic vibe for quite awhile, and just . . . yeah.
So for right now, it looks like I'm going to be focusing on The Office stuff and possibly the original thing that I've been fighting with for the past few years. I'm sorry!!
Do not lose hope forever, though. I figure it's likely that inspiration will strike when I least expect it.
Current Music: Catch My Disease (Ben Lee)
December 31st, 2006
Oh, you guys. I suck.
September 21st, 2006
This is a good meme. :D
Pick one of my stories (Ff.N / LJ) and I'll do a commentary for it.
September 14th, 2006
I just thought I'd drop in so that you'd know that I, well, still exist and all. And to apologize profusely for the severe lack of updating. My profuse apologies. And stuff. ;-)
So, I kinda spent the summer battling with an attempt to write a novel. I wasn't quiiiite as productive as I'd hoped I'd be -- I'm about approaching being halfway done with the first draft, so, heh -- but I have gotten quite fond of the characters and situations, and hopefully I'll manage to finish it someday.
However, focusing all of my writer-y attention on this kinda inevitably made me . . . abandon poor Auriga. And I'm just not cool with that, because, as I have stated many times previously, she sort of owns liberal amounts of my brain, and things eventually get very empty when she's not rambling away in my head! (Wow, that makes me sound far crazier than I like to admit I am.)
So, I was just sitting and eating lunch maybe an hour ago, and realized how very, very much I really do miss her. And so I'm kind of tempted to do something that I've wanted to do for at least a year, and start revising the existing parts of the fic. The first five or so chapters really drive me nuts, because that was when I was still finding Auriga's voice and who she was as a character, and . . . you can really tell. Really, really tell. To the point where it sort of hurts to witness it. Honestly, every time someone reviews with something along the lines of, "I just read this whole story straight through," I'm amazed just because . . . how did they make it past the first few chapters? If this applies to you, props to you all! Because ouch.
So anyway. I think I might endeavor to rewrite some stuff toward the beginning of the fic, in the name of character consistency and similar mighty things. And so I don't have to start twitching whenever I think of the first few chapters. Sure, the twitching is bizarrely appealing on Snape, but I'm afraid I just can't pull it off with the same sinister finesse.
I'm kinda adjusting to the college lifestyle right now -- I've been here for about three weeks -- but I'm starting to realize that my course load really isn't too devastating, and I suspect it might be better for me if I stop my incessant YouTube watching (which as of late just involves watching random scenes from Grey's Anatomy and then getting really upset because MCDREAMY, YOU SLEAZE, YOU DON'T DESERVE YOUR WONDERFUL WIFE. Poor, poor Addie.) and get into the writing game again.
This is all really a lengthy, roundabout way of saying that I haven't written anything, but I will. Someday. Almost certainly.
Don't give up hope!
Also, feel free to guilt me into it with comments. At this point, I could use some guilt.
Current Mood: determined
Current Music: I'm Your Villain (Franz Ferdinand)
June 25th, 2006
Okay, my darlings, here's the deal--
I am not (consciously, at least) abandoning Lamentations, for Auriga is my very soul and I would never do such a thing. Besides, thinking that the fic is dead just because I haven't updated for a measly two months? You guys are losing your steam. ;-)
But, yes, anyway! Here's the reason for the updatelessness: when summer rolled around, my mother, who is not usually vexing in manner of Auriga's mother but has been doing an eerily good show of it this summer, was all, 'You have to get a job.'
To which I responded, positively blazing with righteous and indignant fury, 'Uh . . . no.' Because I am clearly not the working sort.
And so I, er, kinda wound up telling her I would write a book, and so my parents are in fact counting on me to, so . . . that's my job for the summer. And therefore, writing-wise, that's kinda what's been sucking up all of my attention. As of last night, I have 31,000 words (which I have, insanely, managed in like two weeks), and it's going quite surprisingly well thus far. (Although I fear I am being slightly epic and Rowling-esque, in that the plot just started. As in, what were the other 30,000 words for? Who knows?)
So, yes, anyway! I guess what I am trying to say, in this rather roundabout and rambly fashion, is that that's kind of what's sucking up all of my attention right now. But I will try -- I really, really, really will -- to squeeze some Lamentations time in, preferrably sooner rather than later. My ultimate goal in life is definitely still to make it to CoS. Mmmmm, Gilderoyyyyy.
In the meantime, someone requested a commentary on chapter 22 of Lamentations over on my personal journal, and I might post that over here for you guys in some lame attempt at making up for my general neglect of the poor fic. Actually, it kinda made me tempted to do commentary on the whole fic. :D Although that seems just slightly crazy and indulgent.
Really, who knows?
May 23rd, 2006
Hey guys! My apologies for being kinda MIA lately, but I've been rather bogged down with schoolwork and impending graduation and the spring play. The play opens this Friday (oh dear God how profoundly not-ready we are, but this is another story), and school pretty much wraps up by the middle of next week, so hopefully I will be back in writer-y action by June. :)
April 11th, 2006
|07:21 am - Question.|
Okay, I was going to refrain from asking this until I posted the next chapter of Lamentations, so all the reviewers could contribute, but I have decided I'd like some early input.
Would you guys mind terribly if I started having Auriga's entries farther apart, time-wise? Nothing happens plot-wise after Christmas in Sorcerer's Stone until a few months later, which makes it a little hard to go off on my own, and I would really, really like to get to CoS sometime this century. 'Cause, with the Gilderoy factor.
Let me know!
Current Mood: curious
March 14th, 2006
|09:52 pm - A request.|Please remind me precisely why I shouldn't abandon Lamentations. I am having lots of trouble getting in touch with my inner Auriga at present, but have somehow lost the ability to update or to even think this story is anything except very, very annoying.
Don't worry, guys. Aur and I won't abandon you. :)
Current Mood: frustrated