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Mar. 1st, 2008

State of the Elf

Soo...  many things.  Again.

* Grandmother moving this weekend.  Didn't actually do anything cause I have no car, and so have no way of transporting her, just realizing that she's much further away from me now.  Moved across the water to Bel-Red Road over in the East side, if you know where that is.

* Job front - Meant to announce this before, but with job stuff and the Cup fic which I've been struggling to do, I haven't had the time.  I am now a real employee at the place I've been working on and off since July.  about two months there, then a couple not, then back in late November, I think it was.  And I've been there ever since.  It's  a bit odd.  I hadn't realized how long it had been since I'd had a "real" job.  I quit my last back in 95 to go back to college.  Just kind of wierd.  But it's good, so far.  We'll see how stressed I get.

* Writing -
Cup fic is done, and in the editing process.  Lots of helpful people, so I'm very excited.  Could well be my best fic ever.  Okay, maybe not, but I'm very fond of the bunny, even now, and saying that after having finished it?  Not usually the case, so I'm feeling good about it.
D_D for this month has been started.  Starring Blaise again, shockingly enough.  Usually Draco doesn't let anyone else go more than a month at a time, but he's shockingly happy and sated these days. ;)
HP Vamp is having their Free Range fest again, and I have several bunnies I'm thinking of claiming.  I just really need to remind myself that I can't.  Maybe one or two at the most, and certainly not until I have at least 1000 words done for D_D.

* Cable guy was here today, and after much hassle with finding a modem that would work, we are connected again.  All I can do is hope that this will be the end of our random cut-offs when we're trying to load pages or chat with folks.

* Have someone new that's kind of been percolating in my head since JKR made the Post-warts family trees: Lorcan Scamander.  I don't know why he specifically is calling to me.  Possibly the geeky name.  He's pretty different from most of my usual muses.  Not sure if anything will come of it, but you never know...

* Posted all my H/D stuff over at Skyhawke now, aside from unpublished.  So there's a ton there, now, and the ratings system seems interesting to me.  I've stuck most of my drabbles in Ship-related "stories," one chapter per drabble, just to keep from having a hundred teensy little stories on my page, but anything over 500 words has its own story.  I'm not so good to sticking to under 500, I've noticed. ;)  So...the question is, what ship should I do next?

* A request: Have been reading chaptered stories at work, but it's getting hard to find things I should have read that aren't long-one shots (rather prohibitive with the amount of time I have to read, so anything over 10,000 words as a one-shot is too much.).  So...  I'd love suggestions.  Particularly H/D, or next-gen, though Regulus seems to be popping up in my mind a lot lately.  I don't suppose there are any chaptered fics about him?

And how is everyone else out there?

Dec. 1st, 2007

State of the Elf

So...even though I've posted just about every day in the last month, most of it has been story-stuff rather than other stuff, so I thought I'd update everyone.

Writing-
Got some serious bunnies in the last month.  SS/SB/RL with a Tonks side, SS/RL (yes, really) post DH with Teddy in attendance, DM/SM fic for someone's xmas gift because she deserves it, and something like three or four non-fairy tale H/D ideas.  Including a 12 days of Christmas thing, which I have informed my brain is not going to happen...  In particular, working on a post-DH story with [info]kabal42 that could be tons of fun. 
For now, though, my #1 priority is D_D's KK fic...I think we're almost done...
Still have it in mind to do Epilouge Kid drabbles...

Life-
Watching Bedknobs and Broomsticks and then Narnia today with hubby...as soon as we come back from the store. 
Sister's working on a books list for the Zygote...  That's been fun. 
I'm really beginning to hate the holidays, though.  Or maybe its just that side of the family.  Every time I get an email from one of them, I get tense.  To the point where I'm starting to avoid email in general...  No clue what to do as far as gifts, given that all the major people in my life aside from my sister either don't want them, or are so distant as to give me no clue what they might want. It's kind of making me ill.  I wish I were more ahead.  And that I had the skill, equiptment and time to just make everyone new scarves or something...
Been reading a lot.  Both fic and books.  Just finished the Dexter books.  Will probably post a review of all three this weekend.  But the short version?  If you like the show, read the books. :D

RP-
New game, here at IJ: [info]founders_legacy.  Ad to follow soon.  4th year AU.  We're having fun so far.  Game officially starts the first of January.  I've taken on Draco ([info]draconis_m) and Blaise ([info]blaise_z), of course.
Also, doing a half-writing, half-rp project with a friend surrounding an idea we've had for a while.  It's called [info]shadowhunt if people want to give it a look.  Post-DH, Hestia Jones sets up a sort of bounty-hunter service.  We've got four characters: Hestia, Charlie, George and Blaise.  There will be slash and adult humor.  It's a closed game, but people are quite welcome to watch.  We'd love opinions.  We're not going to run it like a traditional RP, but there will be threads that will grow over time.  And we'll probably post threads for people to comment on after them, particularly when we're looking for input on who they should go after next, or things like that. :)

Found a new toy I've been spending too much time with: Wordie.  There under elfflame, if folks want to look at my word-lists and/or suggest additions. :)

LJ-
Okay, so my reaction to the new uproar yesterday was, "Uh huh.  And this surprises you?"  This morning, it's more, "goddamn it!"  I refreshed the page I keep my lj open on, not noticing that it had logged me out, so all the fest entries were not only hidden behind a cut, they had an extra page to get to content.  Except when I logged in, it wouldn't let me see either the page or the "are you over 18" page any more...just errored out.  I figured it out, but still... 
Mostly, I'm just glad that's not my main journal any longer.  I can't wait to see what happens when the first person gets closed down because of these...  So done with this.  Been done with it since August.  So why hasn't it effing gone away yet?

Jun. 16th, 2005

30 days and counting...

For those of you who know me personally, I will now apologize, because most likely, the only thing I will be able to concentrate on is a certain book that is shortly to be released.  I will not, however, pretend that it is not. 

As for writing...Well, I've worked my list down to a chosen few fics, which may or may not get done within that time.  There shouldn't be any surprise fics (Draco's birthday) in the next thirty days.  I hope.  So, on to the list:
Primitus Conspicio - H/D - Harry and Draco are placed under a curse by Lucius.  Based on the movie Ladyhawke.
Five Times Out - H/D - Vaguely PWP, Draco takes to following Harry to a club while wearing disguises so he won't be recognized.
Snape's Son - Gen - The war is over, and Snape discovers something new to give his life meaning at the deathbed of Albus Dumbledore.
Strangers Till Now - Draco/Hermione - Draco sends Hermione on a little visit to see his cousin -- the Goblin King.  Based on Labyrinth.
Still untitled Veela!Draco story - H/D - After the war is over, Draco decides to act on something he's wanted for a very long time.

Two of those are chaptered, or at least exceptionally long fics, so I'm not too sure I'll finish them in time, but we'll see.  The most likely to be finished are PC and SS.  Now just to sit and actually do it.

In reading news:
Currently reading the sequel to Silver Metal Lover by Tanith Lee, called Metallic Love.  I highly recommend it to anyone who enjoyed the first.
As far as fic goes, I'm currently reading Per Solum Lacuna By Words Alone, which is an utterly gorgeous Harry/Draco anonymous correspondance (through journals) fic.  I don't think it's completed (yet), but as it's taken me this long to even catch up, I think it's a fabulous read.  I can't wait to see what happens when they begin to realize who they've been talking with. :D
Other than that, it's just been the usual bits and pieces on my flist, though I have been surprisingly drawn to the classic literature retold as HP stories lately: Great Expectations, and Severus Snape and the Ghostwritten Romance (Cyrano de Bergerac) particularly stand out as stories I'd highly recommend.  If anyone out there has similar works, I'd love to read them. 

That's all for now. :)

Apr. 22nd, 2005

What a week

So, I have taken this week and next off, and have been reading quite a bit, and have had the great luck to have several of my favorite stories updated this week.  They're all great chapters, and I highly recommend each and every one of them.  And if you haven't started the stories, you should.  They're great. :D

Shadow of His Wings - Mirabella/[info]mirasfics - chapter 13, what we've been waiting for all along.

Underwater Light - Maya - Chapter 20, the boys get closer. :D

Eclipse - PhoenixSong/[info]mijan - Chapter 13, time is getting tight, and things happen that delay the boys' trip further.

And of course,
Surrender the Grey - Emma Grant/[info]emmagrant01 - Draco does some detective work.

:D  It's been a great week, fan fic wise.

Apr. 21st, 2005

Reccing

So, being home this week means lots of time to read (which is lovely, because with [info]florahart's birthday today, there's a ton of Charlie fics out there. :D), and so my rec-list on Sunday will be huge.

I have decided to start publishing the master-list a bit differently.  I'll still do my normal Sunday recs every week, but instead of just waiting for twenty recs before adding them to the master and republishing, I've decided to go with themes, genres of fics, or ships each time I publish the new list.  So, one time it might be all femmeslash (course, first I have to find them...), another it might be all potions fics.  But I'm only going to require that I get ten of the theme before I do.  Hopefully, most times I'll have a few different themes to share.  At least a couple each time.  That's what I'm going to work towards, anyway.  So, when I post that I've got the new list up, I'll let you know what themes have gone in this time round.  That way you have an idea of what you'll be seeing in the list.

I currently have a huge list of topics and ships I'm looking for, and I figure Gen, Het, Groups and Femmeslash deserve their own lists if I get enough.  I rec so much slash that that won't count as it's own, though.  Anyway, if anyone has any thoughts as to topics of fics you'd like to see, let me know. :D

Mar. 3rd, 2005

Sims 2 University and Current Reading

K, starting with the good stuff:

Have been reading A Year Like No Other at work, and am really quite blown away.  It's not Severitius, but it has some aspects of Severitus, most specifically the Snape/Harry bonding.  Very much enjoying it.

Also currently rereading Dragon Prince, which may well be my all-time favorite book.  For those into Slytherin politics, this is a great book (or even the whole series, if you're up for it) to read.  Roelstra IS Lucius Malfoy, and the intrigues that Prince Rohan sets up for the Raiella is so Slytherin and wonderful to read again now that I've read Harry Potter. :)  I do recommend the books to anyone who's into fantasy.  Particularly if they're into intrigue.

In Sims news... )

Jan. 10th, 2005

Wow! I'm writing!

I actually wrote three pages of FH today, and may actually get to dealing with the last part of the Silver Cycle, too.  Plus, I updated my memories, and I made a list for myself of where all my fics are (I hope), so that I can post some new ones to FA.  Plus, I read the latest chapter of Maeglin's SB/RL/Hp fic, answered several emails, and kept updated on my flist. :D

Been a very successful day so far.

Jan. 8th, 2005

[No Subject]

Um, am I the only one who didn't knowthat Eclipse has been updated?

Nov. 11th, 2004

Current Reading List

Third time's the charm, right?  I will get this posted tonight, if I have to put my foot through the screen.

So here's what I've been reading lately:

At work:

Promises Unbroken and Promises Remembered by RobinLady

What if Sirius had been the Potters' secret-keeper?


From my Flist:
[info]arionrhod's NaNoMo fic, Inconstant Moon: Remus returns to Hogwarts a year after the end of the war, and befriends Snape, in hopes of things leading somewhere further.

[info]scribbulus_ink's NaNoMo fic, which is still untitled:  Snape and Lupin use a portkey to return to Hogwarts during a mission gone bad, and end up in each others' bodies.  Dumbledore suggests that they pretend to be each other until they can figure out what happened.

[info]maeglinyedi's sequel to Of Wolf and Man, To See the Human Soul Take Wing: Harry returns to Hogwarts, and discovers more of the problems inherent in being a Werewolf. 

Aug. 10th, 2004

Reading again

Finished Depths of winter today.  Great fic.  Go read it.

And in other book news, I am now a proud owner of all five Harry Potter books!  Yay! :D

Aug. 9th, 2004

Currently reading:

Found out that there is more in Samvime's Finding Harry universe, so I'm currently reading that....

Up to chapter 24 of Beren's Gold Tinted Spectacles, reading the NC-17 version now, cause before I read it on Schnoogle...

And reading Cosmic's Depths of Winter at work. 

All good, and everyone should read them. :D

Have to return Fool's Fate to the library, which sucks, cause I'm only on chapter ten.... :(  Oh, well, another time.

Jul. 28th, 2004

Today...

Finished that calling drek... yay! :D

Summer's birthday! Happy birthday...might be willing to write you another fic if you're interested... :P

Sarah might be coming up... It's been to long, so that would be cool.

Hubby bought Hellboy today, so we're currently watching that. Can't wait to see the deleted scenes. :) Not something I would have watched on my own, but quite interesting, really. As long as you don't mind Cthulu, or comic movies, etc.

Read a couple of really great fics by Arionrhod/Sorceress: one Sev/Ree, and one Ree/Bill. :D I'm starting to really enjoy older Weasley Slash. :)

Now I just need to get off my duff and actually write a bit. ;)

Jul. 26th, 2004

Currently reading...

So, at the moment, I am currently reading...

Seeker to Seeker -
Now, I've heard a lot about this fic, so I figured it was about time that I actually read it. And it's pulling me along well enough, but I can't see why it's an H/D classic. :S It's plot isn't really that great, and though the boys are gradually coming to like each other, the events seem more like a bunch of excuses for the boys to have sex...Which I'm not knocking. I mean, I do read PWP fics. But for a longer fic, I was just hoping for a bit more growth, I guess...

Gold Tinted Spectacles -
I read this once before on Schnoogle, but I recently discovered Beren's NC-17 version as well, so I'm rereading. I really like the Harry and Draco in this, despite the fact that they're a bit OOC. They're believably so, and I love the way they interact.

Fool's Fate, by Robin Hobb -
My hubby got me the latest book of the Tawny Man series, but it's been a while since I read more than a few chapters in a real book, so it's a bit odd to suddenly be carrying this book around. I'd forgotten just how twisted some of the complications are for these characters. Hobb's such a great author. :)