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My dentist is a moron. She botched the first part of my root canal (and only admitted it today when faced with incriminating x-rays, even though I hinted to her several times over the phone that root canals are not supposed to hurt weeks afterwards), charged me $80 extra to fix it, and then sent me off with a $100 prescription (that my medical insurance may not even cover) for 300 mg Clindamycin to be taken every 6 hours, when she already knows I'm sensitive to antibiotics and half that dose every 8 hours is enough to induce severe side effects. To top it all off, I don't even know if she did the second part of the root canal right, because my tooth is still bothering me. Wtf, dentist?

In happier news, I briefly outlined the next three chapters of SKOM. The final chapter count will be around 27, give or take a chapter or two. It feels rather sudden, but apparently I've already said all I have to say. In regards to chapter 23, guess what? After 130k, the boys are finally taking off their clothes! \o/ Although I admit to abusing a really awful H/D cliche to kinda-sorta pave the way there... actually, come to think of it, I'm gonna have to change that part. The more I think about it, the more contrived/insensitive/generally stupid it seems. Anyone willing to talk it over with me and point out when I overstep the line? Preferably someone who's familiar with the fic, because I kinda don't remember what happened in the first 20 chapters.

Fandomy goals for the remaining 5 days before I go back to school: finish ch 23 of SKOM, a beta job, the Junk Boys QC, and the mirror WiP. The last one's a stretch, but I'm crossing my fingers!
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Random stuff

  • OMG. I HATE THE DENTIST. I've been terrified of dentists ever since one screwed up a root canal a few summers back. I went this morning to get one of my cavities fixed, and the dentist told me the tooth needed a root canal but she could do a filling and see if it solved the problem. Of course I agreed; I have the lowest pain tolerance level in the world. They had to stop four times during the process of filling the cavity to shoot me up with more novocaine (the worst part of every dentist trip, IMO), until the entire left side of my face was numb. I couldn't even feel my EAR. Unfortunately, I don't think the filling did the job, because my tooth hurts like a motherfucker now. I'm praying it gets better by tomorrow, because I'd rather lose the tooth completely than get another root canal done ;__;
  • I've officially joined DP Scanlations as an editor :) TBH, I only applied because I wanted to help get the Minase Masara works Hochuuami "dropped" (except Hochuuami suddenly released a chapter days after DP announced they were picking up the projects, after sitting on the chapter FOR NEARLY A YEAR) out faster, but I've agreed to edit other stuff, too. My first assignment is a Minami Haruka series, which means lots of sex and, consequently, lots of annoying SFX *facepalm*
  • I got my 30 gb iPod in the mail the other day! :D Yay, finally I can sell my 2nd gen nano. Now I've got to start rebuilding my music collection, which I lost, thanks to my crappy nano.
  • I'm going back and editing SKOM while I wait for Vana to get back to me with chapter 20, 'cause I reread it the other day and wanted to shoot myself. I'll only be making minor grammar/style changes, nothing major, but hopefully they'll make it slightly easier to make it through the first few chapters.
  • Speaking of SKOM, it's now being translated into Italian. I'll post the link to the first chapter once the translator finishes it :)
  • I've been such a bad H/D shipper lately :\ Every time I sit down to read a fic, my attention starts straying. I tried to read On One's Knees yesterday, and even though it's a great fic, I couldn't stay focused. I think part of it is because I've been writing and editing my own stuff so much lately that when I read someone else's writing, all I can think is "gah, why don't my descriptions and dialogue flow as well as this author's?" and "OMG she uses metaphors so well, gotta take note of how she incorporates them into her writing so smoothly." *headdesks* I need to get myself out of this mindset.
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Fic updates!

Okay, so I posted something similar to this on my Yahoo group, but I figured that since I'm back to updating my LJ, I should post it here, too. And wtf, I hate this new version of Firefox and its ridiculous spell check function. I've been wondering why my words were randomly getting underlined in red all day.

ANYWAY. Umm... here're the writing projects I've currently got going on right now.

- Some Kind of Miracle. Obviously, I'm still working on this. It's quickly becoming a monster of a fic. I'm on chapter 17 right now (in other words, only about half-way through), and it's already longer than ATW. At this rate, it's gonna be over 200,000 words by the time it's finished. Um... I dunno what to say about it. It's going well. I had some trouble deciding who should make the first move and who should pursue the relationship, but I think I've got it mostly figured out now. The next post: Dunno, I guess as soon as Chungsol gets back to me?

- The Silver Sphinx. This is a rentboy!Draco fic that I started a few months ago. It's loosely based on the story of the Moulin Rouge. I'm not very far into it, though... the only reason why I haven't given it up as a bad job yet is that I really like the idea, and I'm not willing to let it go so easily, even though the fic refuses to write itself out.

- Too Far Gone (tentative title). This is a Harry/Draco fic which I started a few days ago for two reasons: 1) I deserately to write some real post-DH slash, and 2) I need to work on my smut-writing skills. Because honestly, I doubt there's a slash writer out there who's never written something NC-17. But as of now, I'm very bad at writing sex scenes and desperately need to improve, so I'm trying to... er, for lack of a better word, practise.

- An untitled Albus/Scorpius fic. I guess this isn't really a project of mine right now... I haven't even started it. I don't even have an idea. I just REALLY want to write AS/S, so I'm making sure to jot down any ideas that randomly jump into my head over the course of the day.

- An untitled Snape/Lily fic. I doubt this one's ever going to come into existence, but I figured I'd mention it anyway. Since my friend avada_k and I both loved the Snape/Lily in DH, we randomly decided to write a joint Snily fic. But... well, it's not realy coming along, since I'm balking at the idea of writing het and even attempting a ship that Jo wrote so brilliantly.

Finally, a very happy birthday to both Harry and Jo! Thanks to both of them for blessing us with their presence in this world :)
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College updates

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign - accepted
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor - waitlisted
University of Southern California - accepted
Washington University - waitlisted
Johns Hopkins University - waitlisted
Carnegie Mellon University - accepted
Cornell University - rejected
Northwestern University - rejected

All in all, it turns out that I'm a lot less intelligent than other people made me believe I was. Either that, or competition this year is a LOT tougher than it was last year. I think I'll go with the latter, as it lessens the blow of discovering that I didn't get into schools I was sure I would. The worst part is, if I had applied early decision to Northwestern or Johns Hopkins, I definitely wold have been accepted.

Alternate epilogue of ATW is still in the works (well, not really... it's sort of just sitting there, waiting for me to muster up the drive to finish it). SKOM is still being edited and tossed around between betas, albeit at a slower pace, but I haven't found the time to write anything new in it for a while.

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