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Guys, the_ass_fest started posting today! I'm so excited :D Make sure to head on over and check out the first post. I may or may not be reccing for this fest; I'm not sure. I definitely have more time to read than I did during hd_worldcup, but I'm kind of a crappy reccer, so idk.

Still working on my entry, gah. It's due later today, and I stayed up all night getting in one of my betas' edits. Going to finish reworking the ending when I wake up tomorrow. It's a freaking LONGASS fic.
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As of 4:33 AM, my monster of a fic for the_ass_fest is finished. Or... at least, the first draft is. Considering how painfully rough it is, it'll probably have to go through several hellish edits once my betas get back to me. BUT! IT'S DONE! *g*

You know, I think fests are good for me. If I had started this fic under any other circumstances, it would've been dumped into my WiP folder wih 432747823 other unfinished fics that'll never see the light of day. I need the deadline a fest provides to be productive.
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New layout

Look! A brand spankin' new layout in honour of the top 3 :D Huge, huge thanks to gossymer for her awesome layout code.

Dude, my the_ass_fest fic is nearly 15k long. And, um, it's only about halfway done. I need to exercise some self-control. There are so many unnecessary parts I can cut out, but I just can't bring myself to get rid of them ;_; I'm gonna have to find myself a really strict beta when the time comes, lol.

So, I think I'm going to add a yaoi rec list to my bookmarks page. I realised last night after I finished reading "Totally Captivated" by Yoo Hajin (which is awesome, btw) that over the past few weeks, I've downloaded and read nearly 100 series. I've been keeping a record of my opinions on them, so I might as well share them. It's gonna suck tracking down their dl links all over again, though :\

*looks around for another method of procrastination*
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Drabble stuff

So I was reading a whole bunch of drabbles today, and now I want to start ldws up again. I talked to avada_k, and she agreed to help me mod when she has time (aka never). I dunno if I really want to do it without full time help from the other two mods, though. Unless... someone wants to help me out? :D HINT HINT, c_potter / figs_133 / any other responsible individual who's interested!

If I do decide to do round four, I'm probably going to revamp the whole thing, i.e. change the layout, change the rules, change the themes, etc. It'll still have the same basic idea, but I want to polish some things up.

Okay, enough of that! I'm really enjoying writing my fic for the_ass_fest. It's been a while since I wrote younger characters, and I'd forgotten how much easier it is for me. The interactions between the students are omgsofun.

I actually wrote a drabble today for the first time in years. No, scratch that, I wrote TWO drabbles. I used the hd100 prompt for the second one, which is actually a retelling of the first one from Draco's PoV. And look! Present tense!

Title: Dreaming
Rating: PG
Warnings: None
Word Count: 100

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Title: Watching
Rating: PG
Warnings: None
Word Count: 100

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Go Team Epilogue! :D

It's Random Bullet Points Day!

  • Thought of the day: Is it just me, or was everyone and their mom was born in April? Because literally, among my Facebook friends there are at LEAST two birthdays on every day of April except *checks* the thirteenth. There are six birthdays on the tenth. *subtracts nine months from April* So... July? Does anyone know of any heat-inducing events in July?
  • American Idol has been dreadfully boring ever since Danny left. However, last night was the first time I was genuinely entertained by most of the performances. I thought Syesha and both Davids (I cried during Syesha's and David A's performances, lol :">) were incredible. Poor Syesha doesn't get the credit she deserves. Raina and Paula said she has the most gorgeous voice live, and I believe it. I hope freaking ocatv gets to me on the waitlist before she's voted off. Last time I signed up for AI tickets in season 3 and I didn't get them until the day before the season 5 finale (keep in mind, I was still in Chicago at this point). HL for spoilers: In any case, I'm glad Syesha was safe tonight, though I'll admit I teared up a bit when Ramiele got eliminated :(
  • Got my the_ass_fest  assignment earlier today. I'm pretty excited to write it. It's so fun, planning out the boys' characters. I think their profiles are going to end up being longer than the actual fic XD Pinch hitters have until June 1st, so yay for time! \o/
  • I'm sure everyone knows this by now, but the first few fics were posted at hd_worldcup  yesterday! For the sake of anonymity, I won't comment on any of them, but let's just say that I'm very, very impressed/intimidated. The humbling process continues :P
  • In retrospect, the most productive part about being a pinch hitter for hd_worldcup  was flailing around, trying to write four different stories at once in hopes that at least one of them would fit whatever prompt I ended up with. It really gave me the push I needed to start some new fics and get back into writing in general. Now I have several WiPs I can work on if I'm ever at a loss for ideas! :D

And finally, two tragedies that happened on March 31st that deserve acknowledgment:

  • anjenue  passed away in a car crash. I never knew her personally, but I did read most of her fics on skyehawke when I first started getting into NC-17 H/D fics, and I loved all of them. Her friends say she was one of the sweetest and most generous people they've ever met, and I don't doubt it. A couple of them have set up a wonderful community for everyone to share their memories of her, which you can find here: we_love_you_anj  . Also, a memorial fund has been set up in her memory.
  • Elliott's mom Claudette (also known as Mama Yamin to E's fans) also passed away. From all I've seen and heard of her on TV, in interviews, and from fans who met her, she was kind, funny, and unwavering in her support for her son. She will be missed dearly, and my heart goes out to E and his family during this time.
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I recently rediscovered a "top ten signs you're reading one of my fics" meme which I took centuries back, and I want to retake it so very much. However, I have a feeling that could be problematic for me if my hd_worldcup fic is posted, so I'll refrain from taking the meme for now.

Speaking of hd_worldcup... my fic has turned into a spring-break-eating monster. No, seriously. It's looking to be about 3x longer than I anticipated. In fact, I should be writing right now to make sure it doesn't set its sights on the rest of next week, which is going to be freaking busy (I'm meeting up with Raina and Karen from IDF on Tuesday!). Thankfully, I'm about 65% done with my first draft.

Also, I just signed up as a pinch hitter for the_ass_fest. I'm so excited. I was pretty upset when I missed the first sign-up, but yay for second chances! Everyone should go check it out... it's the first ever AS/S fest, and it's going to be wicked :D