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First part of the story, minus a few paragraphs: Here.

Now for an excerpt from the second part:

TW for violence, death, war )

Apologies for any typos or general crappiness. Writing this while waiting for Toyota to stop holding my car hostage. They said 1PM and apparently they plan to hold to that estimate.

Tschuess.
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And of course they picked the happy one.

TW anyway for mentions of war and past trauma )

This will be a cotton candy story, but more due to my and Lynette's dry senses of humour.

Also, too much fire metaphor, jeez.

Tschuess.
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Turns out Lin is actually "Fin". I so smart. I was reading the story starring her to make her for the Sims, and I remembered how much I liked her, so here you go.

[community profile] origfic_bingo, "traveling"

TW for war, violence, PTSD )

So yeah. This will probably be a longer one if I ever manage to finish it.

Tschuess.
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Making Nur, Lin, and Lynette in the Sims today, and as I'm giving Nur her traits I'm like "Hmmm, do I want to give her Commitment Issues? Wait, she has Flirty, Party Animal, Daredevil... Dammit I'm making her into a stereotypical frat boy."

Probably will replace Party Animal with something else, as she already has "Night Owl" for that.
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I need to get into the shower and then off to the doctor's for a blood draw, but woke up with a better idea of how the second part of the Nur story would go, so figured I'd share. I want to keep writing, but there's this thing called WORK that I gotta do. LAME.

No TWs; this is the happy part of the story )

I've never written about Nur and Rose May when they first meet, but needless to say, I imagine them as becoming instant BFFs. Also I hope my writing fails (instead instead of instant? Really brain?) clear up by the time I'm at work.

Tschuess.
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So I thought up a Nur story last night, and for the most part it stayed with me.

TW for genocide )

But come on brain, usually Nur stories are HAPPY. What's this nonsense?

I actually hope to bring it around to something more heartwarming, but it will require a timeskip, I think, so we'll see.

Now back to reading about WWII war crimes (I really need to read happier Wikipedia articles) and cleaning the house.

Tschuess.
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First, health update: my knee is better. Today I may have accidentally undone a lot of the healing by trying to do too much at once, but once my laundry is dry in about thirty minutes I'll be forcing myself to flop my ass permanently at my computer or on the couch.

Second, for those of you considering publishing work or just having fail organizational skills, I highly recommend Scrivener. This neat little program allows you to keep all of your writing for projects in one place. It comes with a full trial for 30 NONCONSECUTIVE (!) days. It took me over a year to get through the trial and I couldn't imagine going back to using just WordPad, so I got it for the $40 license. Now when I write AG, I can have previous revision chapters right alongside what I'm working on, or the previous chapters, etc, without having four or five WordPad documents open. Overall a win-win.

And now, writing excerpt:

Really, all Rose May and Co. do is drink tea and contemplate shit )

Hopefully more writing today, but I've been addicted to Sims again so we'll see.

Tschuess.
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Okay, it isn't really. But with how I write him, sometimes I wonder.

Hafstra's role at the moment is BE UTTERLY CRAZY MAN )

I'm not too pleased with this scene, mostly because I don't like using my vampires as deus ex machinas (Mahli would probably make more sense here, but I imagined Nur doing it, so there it is). In the last draft, this scene happened upon Rose May's first meeting with Hafstra, where Rheanna was there to provide the translation for "my wife". But somehow I forgot to have Rose May ask why Hafstra was in Welen in the first place; instead they just talked about him being arrested and boring shit like that.

So yeah, may end up rewriting those scenes so this can go in its proper place. Let me know what you think, though.
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Shut up and Write Today. Finished the rewrite of Chapter I of AG.

We also got to read excerpts today if we wanted. Here's mine. )

They liked it, said it was funny, so yays.
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For [community profile] cottoncandy_bingo, I wrote a story about young Nur and Rose May visiting a strip club.

Here, have an excerpt. )

I'll post the whole thing later, but this was fun to write. IT was especially interesting because I used the Etymology dictionary for slang and words, so now the dialogue is slightly more authentic 1800s, though probably in subtle ways that you won't notice.

Now to play video games.

Tschuess.
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Under the cut, see Nur! )

It's not a perfect representation but it IS a fantastically done one. The main things are the mane isn't QUITE right -- the mane doesn't stand out as much, and should be across the top of the shoulders -- and her nails should be more claw-like since they can be sheathed. Otherwise awesome though.

Thank you to LordSnape, e-mail edaniawolfhart at gmail.com!

Now for tea and games. Some new white teas from STash came in so excited to try them out.

Tschuess.
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Title: Night of the Moon
Genre: Fantasy
The Troops: Nur & Co.
Status: Complete, spellchecked, briefly reviewed
Rating: PG-13 due to some minor violence and possibly unsettling topics. Also booze, basically.
Summary: It is the longest night of the year, and the vampires have a way to celebrate...
Prompt: [community profile] cottoncandy_bingo Caressing/Petting/Stroking, Party, Bruise, Person & loved one(s) injured/sick simultaneously, Cuddlepile
Author's Notes: This gave me a great opportunity to develop vampire culture, figure out what their lives without humans are like, and also develop Nur's backstory to the point that I feel awful for what I do to her later. Enjoy!

This story is >5K words long. No TW that I can think of, but some mentions of violence, pregnancy, and birth defects )
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Bad brain spell, tonight. So I inked the drawing for my friend, loaded up Sims, and typed this up on my iPad:

TW for disturbing imagery, war imagery, and uh, loss of limb? )

The _____ is for the name of the doctor, which I have forgotten and will look up later. Obviously, this scene is not finished yet since there isn't much comfort in there, but I imagine it will be pretty short.

Now to sleep.

Tschuess.
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So last night I went to a work party at a nightclub in SF.

Partying has always been something I've avoided because crowds, loud noises, lots of people, and booze are not on my "I love this" list. But I've been lonely, and need to get out of the house, and figured I'd go. It was a 70's costume party, so I bought some bright accessories at Target and went. I got a few compliments on the outfit, but people who went actually 70's or just extravagent took the stage, and that's fine by me.

At first it wasn't so bad. I was able to chat with a few people one-on-one, or in a group, but once people split out into groups, I didn't really know what to do. Eventually I was just sitting people watching, as is my preference, but multiple times got dragged onto the dance floor by well-meaning people. I'm not much of a dancer, but did my best. Time seemed to be going slowly, though, and by 10PM I wished I had driven so I could go home early. The party ended up going on for two more hours, and by that point I was very much tired, drained, and ready to go home.

Overall ,it definitely wasn't a bad experience -- better to try after all. But crowded, loud, alcohol joints definitely aren't my thing. I much prefer the more interactive insanity of a LARP or D&D game, or a game of bowling, or just a dinner party.

So yeah. In other news, some more prose.

Drunk vampires and a cuddleball )

My muse has run out of steam again on this, though, so I need to think on it more because I will finally get to finish it up.

Tschuess.
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So Nur's Off All Like... )

--

But then THIS happens )

--

So then Lutfi is like... )

--

And the coven is like... )

--

So yeah. Fun times.

Sorry the prose is a mess, very rough.

Tschuess.
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On Arebe... )

On Malanee... )

Little blurbs that came to me. Tegre encouraging Kader to go back to doctoring, and then the rewrite of Rose May and Meander's house being burned down. This time, everyone lives (except maybe Tadhg. He may be sort of screwed if someone doesn't pull Nur off). As for why Meander didn't just have Nur teleport them all out -- that would have been pretty tiring for Nur, and he had a feeling the arsonist could be found by someone dedicated enough to search (Almas, I imagine, is out somewhere, otherwise he'd be helping). Meander, being very focused on getting his wife and kids out of the house, didn't want to divert his attention to it, and unfortunately cannot teleport (if he'd been properly trained in time, he'd be actually be better at it than Nur).

Also: that vampire insult came to me and I just HAD to put it somewhere.

And I'm pretty sure Rose May eventually just breaks down into sobbing because my god, if I saw my house burning, I'd do the same thing.

Sleep time.

Edit - I just realized that Rose May and Meander's twins have the most traumatizing babyhood ever. First their house is burned down, then their city is BOMBED. Those kids are going to have such bad PTSD and barely remember WHY.

Edit Again - I just realized without context this may make Rose May seem like a Helpless Woman (TM). For those unfamiliar with my work: Rose May has asthma during the 1800s. Meander was helping her out and getting her out first because he knew she would collapse and die really fas. He was seriously planning to go with her to get their kids, but when he saw the roof was already going, he decided to get her out and just get some severe burns for the sake of all of them surviving.

The NEXT time their house is on fire (... Yes, it happens again. See "traumatizing babyhood for twins"), Rose May gets to the kids faster than Meander. Basically: Meander and Rose May are both BAMFs who will never, ever sleep the night again. >.>

Tschuess.
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Sunday, I got into a car accident. The car I loved, that I got as a graduation gift from my car after I totaled my LAST car, the Prius, my dream car? It is totaled. It is gone, I cleaned it out today. I have random bursts between wanting to cry, feeling mostly normal, and then wanting to Trigger warning: suicide ) Basically, I really loved that car.

So tonight, instead of doing work? I wrote something horrifying. Like, I horrified myself.

Trigger warning for brutal violence/mauling/death )

En... Enjoy I guess? I actually lately find violence to be really unsettling, so I think I triggered MYSELF. Fail.

Think I'm going to go sleep, now. I have nothing to do tomorrow, and I think I need the rest.

Tschuess.
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I keep having fantastic dreams that I can barely remember the next day -- dreams where the world is a fantasy place of magic, dreams where my boyfriend implicitly insults me, dreams that make no sense once I wake up, especially since they are little tendrils that rapidly fly out of my hands. I think it is perhaps why I keep waking up so tired -- I wake up at my 10AM alarm, but do not have the energy to leave the warmth and weight of my bed. Having the binary blanket on top of me at night adds so much comfort, and for reasons that hard to explain -- it helps trap the warmth, but also feels heavy on me, which for some reason makes my bed that much better for me.

And now that I'm back in Ithaca, I'm already getting the need to do WORK -- but I can't work on my research project yet, and the dining hall doesn't open until Sunday, and so instead I just kind of fret around with too much anxious energy and no where to really throw it. PMDD isn't helping. It just makes me antsy AND cranky.

So I'm basically struggling to let my brain understand that yes, we can still play video games, because there is nothing to worry about; and also find things to do with my day. Because location matters to my OCD.

I called a new psychiatrist and left a voicemail that forgot to state my name. Pretty typical Brittany, there.

Also on Saturday my boyfriend is going to India for two weeks and I am going to miss him so much :( Especially since within, like, a few days, my brain will decide he's dead somewhere. Go go, brain.

So yes. Writing may be a bit delayed as I try to get my brain to understand that it's okay, really.

But here:



Little vampire doodle of a certain vampire you all know and love. I have to change the anatomy up a bit, she looks more like a dog/pony than a lemur, but yes. Random doodles! Reference.

Tschuess.
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In an unusual turn of events, I feel really anxious for company right now -- not lonely, as is common with me, but instead just a kind of unease that says "I need a human. I need a human to talk to."

Also you know you have problems when you think to yourself "I wish I had mania so I could be productive." It doesn't work that way, brain.

So here, readers: have an excerpt from Abandoned Gardens in which Rose May's life goes to shit.

Apparently I Write Emotion Well? )
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Title: To Warm a Cold
Genre: Fantasy
The Troops: Nur and Lynette
Status: Complete, but relatively rough
Rating: R for LESBIAN SEX OH NO
Summary: On a cold summer night out on the town, a search away from memories...
Prompt: N/A
Author's Notes: I don't write sex often, and I don't write romance often, so I have no idea what to think about this. Comments very much welcome. Also [personal profile] raze had a part in this happening, because we somehow ended up talking about how hilarious it'd be if a human returned Nur's constant flirting. Like awkward coffee dates and shit. And then this happened. The awkward coffee dates are next. >:]

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Why are my most diverse couples also gay? )

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