float_on_alright: smiling (smiling)
I saw my therapist today and talked with her about the bouts of anxiety I’ve had and it was wonderful to talk to her about them. I’ve been telling my mom that I think they’re a good sign, that they mean that I’m working on the right things things - things that matter. She agreed with me. We talked about how anxiety is a normal human emotion and that most of the time it’s not a terrible thing. The problem comes when you spiral into lies your brain makes up and can’t get out of. She had some suggestions for how to deal with them when they happen and it wasn’t about medication for which I was thankful honestly. 

I’ve been watching Pretty Little Liars and I’m pretty sure I’m about to waste my summer binge-ing this show. There are 159 episodes as of a couple of days ago. Granted, six months ago I could've watched the seven seasons on Netflix in two weeks so I figure I’m probably improving life choices wise right? I mean I think I watched 24 hours of Dexter in less than a weekend. 

I did try to read the books, but I couldn’t make it through enough of them to have the plot of the show ruined though I can tell they made some changes. It’s such a drama show, so ridiculously over the top but it’s just the right kind of drama I guess to keep me watching. 

I’m going out with my friend Emily tomorrow to Caitlin’s show and we’re gonna get “pan-Asian food” beforehand and have a few drinks. We’re also supposed to “walk together” again tomorrow morning around 10 am so I’ll have to get up a little earlier than the last few days. I'm thinking I may take a nap afterwards because it is already well after midnight and I have more writing I should really do. 

I may just go to bed after this because I did do my “feedback” workshop homework tonight and that takes a bit of work. I really do try to give helpful feedback that people can actually use which is not a quick thing to do. It takes some pretty careful reading, often a couple of times, and some thought. I kind of like doing it, especially when a story has good bones but has room to grow and flourish. That's the best because you really feel like you’re putting energy into something that’s worth it. The workshop has a lot of good writers. There are quite a few stories that really captured me I’ve found so far. Of course, I’ve also found some stories that I struggled to get through. I know I mentioned it once before, but there was one story that was just totally incomprehensible. There was another that was just sort of “and then and then and then” but I have to say the second draft they posted was significantly better than the first so they obviously did real work and took into account the feedback they were given. 

The contest had a word count limit of 1000 words so I was proud of myself for staying right around 900. I’d really like to try my hand at some flash fiction - some 300 - 500 word stories that actually have some punch to them rather than just a sense of fun. I’ll just have to practice! I probably won’t get a whole lot done tomorrow what with needing to shower and get ready and go out in the evening. We’re meeting up around 5:30 so that means I’ll have to leave here by 4:30 at the latest and the show is set to run from 8pm to 11pm which means I won’t get home until midnight. That means I need a shower and probably a nap before I go out since I won’t get home until midnight - maybe later depending on how long we mingle afterwards. It’ll be fun though. I don’t at all regret deciding to go. 

Okay, I’m a little sad I’m going to miss watching Wynonna Earp live. I’ll admit that. But, if I’m still awake, maybe I can watch the re-air at 1am. And I can definitely sleep all day Saturday if I want. 

I need to try to remember to post the next chapter for the workshop before I go out to dinner tomorrow though because that’s not something I’ll be awake enough to do when I get back. 

Man, I know I said something similar yesterday, but time is SO FREAKING WEIRD. I honestly feel like I’ve been on vacation for a few months, not a few days. It doesn’t feel like I was at work last Friday. It’s surreal to even think. Anyway, I’d better either do some work on my stories or head to bed. 



float_on_alright: take my advice i'm not using it (take my advice)
This was the journal entry from last night that I deleted instead of posted last night:

I am exhausted. This week was crazy as hell and today was like busy if it decided to take amphetamines at work. I had one customer who was really upset about some stuff but otherwise the day was really good and I’d rather focus on that. Being busy meant that I was on the phone about the most I’ve been on the phone in a single day since the beginning of the year and I ended up having some really good conversations and that always makes me happy. I was talking to this principal that was enthusiastic and receptive to ideas and that’s just the best in my line of work.


But what I am most excited about is the Grimm season finale. I spent most of it incredibly stressed and VERY UPSET with the writers because HOW COULD THEY DO THIS TO ME???? But then the end was so good and made me happy and I was just so, so pleased. They didn’t let me down! I’ll definitely want to watch the end again though I have no idea how much of the rest of it I can manage because like I said - STRESSFUL. But THE END! Oh gosh. I’m just so very happy about it.


I also watched the season finale of Sleepy Hollow. I don’t know if it will be back after this season. I loved, loved, LOVED Nicole Beharie and I was devastated to see her go but I did end up enjoying several of the new characters they brought in. The plot was a little hokey (more so than the other seasons) but I was shipping the hell out of Jake and Alex and they had such a lovely moment in the finale. They definitely did weird shit with Molly, but I ended up liking it and the way the Witness “mantle” sort of shifted/sort of didn't was interesting to me. The very end when they reveal the next “issue” was, to my mind, a smart move. They didn’t 100% resolve things. Crane’s son is out there and still the Horseman of War but they had a moment which was nice and Crane definitely will have to find a way to get out of his deal with The Devil at some point. But the end had a sense of hopefulness that I don’t think other season finales in the show have had. If the show does come back they have a place to pick up the plot but if they don’t the last episode leaves you hopeful for the future.


In some ways it reminds me of “Gone with the Wind”. So the movie and the book end with Rhett and Scarlett not together but Scarlett is so determined that she's going to get him back that you feel like she is going to figure it out. Scarlett, while not always likable or admirable, is one of the most determined characters in literature. Everything she’s put her mind to in the book thus far she’s pretty much gotten (with the exception, perhaps, of getting to marry Ashley) and you know that she’s going to get Rhett back. That’s how I felt about the Sleepy Hollow finale. Like they conquer whatever was thrown at them.

float_on_alright: I have no idea what i'm doing out of bed (no idea what i'm doing out of bed)
 
I did get the last little section from the first attempt at a Wynonna Earp story and added to my new draft of my Wynonna Earp fic today which felt good. I was able to write a little more story too. I’m feeling a little stuck again. I’m not sure if I want to jump straight to action or work on more of their plans for action. I lack confidence in writing action and so I end up putting off writing it which is probably why I’m stuck. I know that going into details about their plans for attacking 1) doesn’t make a lot of sense since Wynonna tends to be a shoot first, shoot second, shoot a little more, and then threaten to shoot whoever is left alive to question until they smart mouth her and she shoots them, 2) the audience doesn't really need it, and 3) writing one thing to procrastinate another is probably not going to produce great storytelling. 
 
Part of my resistance too is building the side story and making sure that I get to write good Waverly/Nicole moments because those are important to me. And then my other struggle is that I’m a WynDolls shipper but I love the shit out of Doc and I want to wrap him in bubble wrap and feed him cake … or something, idk where I was going with that except that I’m going to have a hard time writing WynDolls like I want to because it will mean that I’m hurting Doc. 
 
Listen, I realize that the real Doc Holliday is quite dead and that the John Henry on the TV show is a fictional character played by an actor but that doesn’t make hurting their fictional feelings any easier for me. I don’t like hurting people, apparently not even fictional ones. 
 
I have a lot of where I want the story to go settled in my mind but sometimes getting there is tricky. I may try to write a scene I know I want to have and then adjust it later when I fit it in with other parts of the story. I want to be writing and I want to be building this story (it would be so amazing if I could post it before the show starts back). I may make that story my priority for April writing. 
 
I am about halfway through the first round of editing my soulmates story. I thought I would be doing a lot of cutting but so far that hasn’t been true. Once I get through it, I’ll be sending it over to my darling Rebby so she can have a look and then I’ll go through it once more and post it at that point. I’m looking forward to posting it. Not so much because I think there will be much response (there are 13 people in the fandom, maybe) but I’ll be glad to see it finished. I haven’t posted much of anything lately and it’ll be good just to be “back in the game” for a lack of a better way to put it. 
 
I’m out of dry shampoo which is disappointing. It means I’ll probably have to take a shower in the morning (the horror!) so I’d better get to sleep. I’ve got a lot of planning calls on the schedule for tomorrow so being rested would be a good idea. 
 
float_on_alright: i'm known as actually (we have a hulk)
Texts From Last Night
Sex on bubble wrap = best decision ever.This is a mass text. Does anyone know where I am?The ticket read "Found nude in a tree"Tickle wars 95% of the time end in sex.he took off my shirt and said 'oh my god the legends are true'


Sex on bubble wrap = best decision ever

This is a mass text. Does anyone know where I am?

The ticket read "Found nude in a tree"

Tickle wars 95% of the time end in sex.

he took off my shirt and said 'oh my god the legends are true'

Bonus Meme Pic: Tickle wars 95% of the time end in sex


All the stories at AO3




float_on_alright: i'm known as actually (nonsense wakes up brain)


Title: One Time It Wasn't Tony’s Fault

Characters: Tony Stark and Clint Barton (mentions of Black Widow/Natasha and Pepper Potts)

Pairing: Sort of Natasha/Clint and can be read as Tony/Pepper

Summary: Tony goes to the Medical Ward and runs into a fellow Avenger.

Verse: Marvel Movie Universe

Rating: Teen for adult situations and sexual concepts (there is no sex in the story).

Spoilers: Absolutely none.

Warnings: None, really.

Disclaimer: As much as I like to pretend, I have absolutely no rights to these characters.

Big thanks yet again to [livejournal.com profile] shanachie_quill, who is awesome.

This is a part of my "Texts From Last Night" mini-table stories.

The mini-table information is here.

And the AO3 link here.

One Time It Wasn’t Tony’s Fault

(But Just this One Time)


Medical  )

TV Land

Mar. 16th, 2012 10:53 pm
float_on_alright: i'm known as actually (i heart tv)

I have to say that aside from recent breaks (which I'm surprisingly okay with if only because I've been getting so much writing done) TV Land has been very, very kind to me. 

1) Chin/Summer - I realize it was a very, very brief moment between Chin and Summer in the recent episode of The Mentalist, but I squealed my pants off when I watched it. I mean I seriously squee-ed myself. It made me so very happy to see them together. 

2) Walter - I love Walter. Walter is well, Walter is Walter. Further, Walter math is never wrong and if you haven't checked it out, I high recommend that you do. 

3) In Plain Sight is back for its final season. I'm interested to see how they handle this.

4)  Well Ladies and Gents of my mostly imaginary audience, it's happening. That's right, NCIS:LA and H50 are cross-overing (I'm aware that's not a real word, just go with it) with each other.

I can't begin to say how excited I am. Cannot even. 

For your enjoyment! Or mine. Whichever. 









float_on_alright: i'm known as actually (dumbledore dances party time)


Spoiler! Spoiler! Spoiler!  Spoiler!  Spoiler!  Spoiler!  Spoiler! 

OKAY?! 

SPOILER BEYOND THE LJ CUT 



By clicking this link, you hereby relinquish any rights to blame the writer of this blog for spoilers for “At First Blush” that you may encounter herein. )


Dear Lord in Heaven, I don't know what's wrong with me, but I'm not sure I want you to fix it. At this moment in time, I am very much enjoying the insanity I have been blessed with. 

Night y'all!


float_on_alright: i'm known as actually (team bamf)
As I've been crazy busy (holidays, friends, work) I got incredibly behind on my TV shows, perhaps especially Hawaii 5-0 as I was three episodes behind. 

Having now caught up on NCIS LA and watched the missing school bus of children episode of Hawaii 5-0, I have a few things to say:

Dear TV Powers that Be,

1) Thigh Holster Porn.

I will forgive that ridiculous look at the end of that show between Lori and Steve (the same look passed between Steve and Kono the last time children were kidnapped and rescued) if you continue to provide me with such wonderful, beautiful men in thigh holsters. I can forgive almost anything for thigh holster action like that.

2) Neither the new Governor nor Lori actually have a personality, and I really don't think I can blame the actors. It seems they have actually been written with no personality. 

For shame! This should really be addressed. 

3) It may-hap this is wishful thinking, but I'm getting a teeny tiny inkling that just perhaps Kensi's dad is somehow connected to Shelbourne. 

Now, I have no idea how the writers, directors, producers, etc would even begin to agree to a plot line interweaving two shows more than a few characters passing through every now and again. I know that I have very much enjoyed the times Warehouse 13 and Eureka have crossed over ("Don't Hate the Player" is one of my all time favorite Warehouse 13 eps though I still don't know why Myka ended up looking like a Dominatrix).

As a fan of both NCIS LA and H50, I think there's a lot of potential for fun there. Plus, anyone who isn't watching the other might get interested if you weaved them a bit more than Kensi doing some lip reading in a scene 90 seconds long as a favor to Joe for Steve. 

Come on people, you've already said Steve owe's Sam a steak dinner, let's see it! (Wouldn't THAT be a fun one for the fandoms... but that's another story.)

In conclusion, I have no life except the ones you provide me. Please make them good. (I'm kidding. Kinda.)
float_on_alright: i'm known as actually (henry says ooo shiny!)
Title: “Tesla In Love”
Fandom: Sanctuary
Characters: Nikola, Henry
Written for: [livejournal.com profile] shanachie_quill - Happy Halloween!
Summary: Nikola is in love. 
Rating: PG
Spoilers: None
Warnings: Nikola Tesla.
Disclaimer: You may ask who died and left me the rights to Sanctuary and its characters. Sttttillll hoping. 


"Tesla in Love"


You're a handsome devil. )
float_on_alright: i'm known as actually (kirk gets by on a little help from bones)
Title: “Because She’s Awesome”
Fandom: Sanctuary
Characters: Kate Freelander and Declan McRae 
Pairings: Kate/Declan MAYBE if you squint hard and want to see it
Written for: [livejournal.com profile] whogeek-​ Happy Birthday!
Summary: Declan is on an important (and possibly dangerous) mission from  Magnus
Rating: PG
Spoilers: None
Warnings: Kate Freelander. Oh and maybe moldy pizza boxes.
Disclaimer: You may ask who died and left me the rights to Sanctuary and its characters. No one did. 
Author’s Note: I hope you've a wonderful birthday!

Because She's Awesome )

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