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epiphany of the day

after my epic weekend trip to amsterdam (during which i experienced a series of firsts, including pole dancing in public, smoking weed, and nearly getting into a fist fight with a couple of assholes in the red light district), i decided my newfound knowledge of legal prostitution would be best put to use in a merlin/arthur hooker!AU featuring window-prostitute!arthur and semi-stoner!merlin.

i chose to embark on this adventure today, as i was feeling sick and antisocial. i was merrily writing away, getting ever closer to the porn (which was really my main motivation for writing the fic), when it struck me that merlin had no reason whatsoever to look twice at arthur. this was a huge problem, since, well, that's what the fic is about.

a slew of other pressing concerns followed my realisation: who is merlin? who is arthur? how do i keep my arthur and merlin IC in such an OOC 'verse? why is merlin attracted to arthur if he's straight? what makes merlin change his mind after he initially turns down the opportunity to fuck arthur? what happens after the porn? how did arthur manage to secure a window in the heterosexual red light district? what's he doing in the red light district, anyway? what is the purpose of this random scene in which merlin confronts arthur in the supermarket, other than to give myself an excuse to write high!merlin?

i wish i could say i resolved these issues, but i didn't. instead, i am now stuck with 8 pages of a fic that will, like many, many others before it, disappear into the dark abyss of my WIP folder, leaving me with nothing to show for my efforts. hooker fic, we hardly knew ye.

moral of the story: character development is, unfortunately, very important. even when writing porn. don't neglect it, or your story will succumb to the same sorry fate as mine.
johnny weir 2

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Not gonna lie -- I really want to sign up for hd_worldcup. There's something about a blank sign-up template that makes my fingers twitch. *restrains self*

This Oscars season has me flailing like crazy. Milk, Slumdog Millionaire, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Seven Pounds... FOUR OF THE BEST MOVIES I'VE EVER SEEN, and all released in one awards season. Benjamin Button is one movie everyone needs to see at one point in time. It's fantastic. My goal is to watch all the potential major Oscar nominees, so Vicky Cristina Barcelona, Frost/Nixon, Revolutionary Road (*cringe*), Changeling, and The Reader when it's released are next.

I told myself I would write SKOM today. Instead I wound up writing 6k of a WiP I started a few days ago. *facepalm* I messaged person958 about using the prompt that I bitched for weeks about not getting in hd_inspired (the Harry getting stuck in the Mirror of Erised one). I'm trying to approach this one the same way I approached P.S. I Love You, i.e. by not worrying about making it good and just writing whatever pops into my head. That way I might actually finish this fic, though the chances are very slim.

Gah. Dentist (root canal... *whimpers*) and work all day tomorrow, when I'd much rather spend the day reading more hd_hols fics. Speaking of, go read He Dreams in Monochrome! It's incredibly angsty and focuses heavily on the issue of infidelity at its ugliest. I realise it might not be for everyone, but I personally loved it, ambiguous ending and all. Once Upon A Time, Yesterday is also fantastic.

Also! I finally sent out holiday cards today, LOL. Tell me when you guys get them, k? :x
draco edward sparkle

Random post of doom

I lied in my last post. PACKING IS EATING MY BRAIN. Need a bit of LJ relief.


Plz to be commenting ♥

RL: I can't decide whether to join the op-eds section or the lifestyle section of my school newspaper ;__; I got accepted to both, but I only have time for one, so I have to let the section editor know ASAP. ALSO, I CUT MY HAIR. NOW IT LOOKS LIKE THIS o_o

SKOM: For those of you who are only here for SKOM updates, here's a quick run-down of how I see the fic turning out:

avada_k: /me suspects you'll still be writing skom when you turn 20
_pinkchocolate: lmfao
perhaps when i turn 40
skom will be the sole thing keeping me in fandom
avada_k: lol
it'll have like 103958109283123 chapters
and you will be like
stupid... fic...
draco and harry will be like 100 years old
and still unable to get their act together
and then they'll go the same way as dumbledore and grindelwald
withered old heartbroken gay men

And, on a semi-related note, HAPPY BIRTHDAY, avada_k!!!!!! I would write you a birthday fic, but the only thing I know about Doctor Who is that Jack is verily awesome and looks damn good on my desktop. So instead of a getting present, you can go have a look at your birthday present two years ago and then go back to writing my Annie-Sue fic :D
johnny weir 2

I'm just going to stop using titles

Hay guys, remember Some Kind of Miracle? Yeah, I don't either.

But thinking about SKOM is depressing, so I'll tell you something amusing I noticed on my way home from work tonight. There was a bp gas station on my side of the street that had its regular unleaded price at $4.13/gallon. The Shell station literally RIGHT across the street had the exact same thing at $4.59/gallon. WTF? I will never understand the world of business.

I think my betas have died on me. Shit. I also hate the taste kiwis leave in your mouth.