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Aug. 5th, 2010


I Need to Get to Writing

#01 - Curse #02 - Blessing #03 - Sweet #04 - Sour #05 - Breakfast
#06 - Beginning #07 - Small #08 - Breathe #09 - Mind #10 - Tall
#11 - Body #12 - Partner #13 - Dinner #14 - Surface #15 - Hunt
#16 - Ashes #17 - Soul #18 - Run #19 - Hold #20 - Share
#21 - Drive #22 - Night #23 - Feet #24 - Fingers #25 - Poker
#26 - Taste #27 - Scent #28 - End #29 - Stripe #30 - Clothes
#31 - Leather #32 - Abandoned #33 - Hand #34 - Dream #35 - Unknown
#36 - Memory #37 - Missing #38 - Gift #39 - Supernatural #40 - Awe
#41 - Fight #42 - Take #43 - Myth #44 - Lord #45 - Royalty
#46 - Back #47 - Forward #48 - Whimper #49 - Enemies #50 - Whisper

And this is how I've decided to get back in the rhythm of things. The question is only what universe I'll be utilizing. Reconstructing Madonna? Trick of the Light? Ten Thousand Miles? Or should I try using the prompts to dabble in something original?

Then again, I have had a million-and-one plot bunnies running around in my head. Maybe if I wrote a snippet of each, I would have some idea of what to pursue. For instance: I have a million ideas for the Harry Potter fandom. I want to write the Twilight wolves in a hundred different situations. I also have had the strongest desire to write a re-imagining of Amy Efaw's After where Devon and Jordan get their happy ending.

Hmm. Any thoughts?

Jan. 25th, 2010


Icons! Yay!

Icon Entry

   [32] Life Unexpected
      - 4 Nate
      - 9 Nate/Cate
      - 2 Nate/Lux/Cate
      - 3 Nate/Lux
      - 6 Cate
      - 2 Cate/Ryan
      - 4 Lux
      - 2 Ryan
   [4] Roswell
      - 1 Tess
      - 2 Max/Liz
      - 1 Isabel
   [30] Legend of the Seeker
      - 1 Bridget/Craig
      - 4 Cara
      - 1 Denee
      - 9 Kahlen
      - 9 Kahlen/Richard
      - 1 Kahlen/Cara
      - 5 Richard


Time management skills. I need them.Collapse )

Nov. 2nd, 2009


Day One Writing

Daily Word Count: 1165
Total Word Count: 1165
Days Left: 28


So much for 100K.Collapse )

Sep. 13th, 2009


The Intervention (Ch. 1)


Author: mercuryandrain

Fandom: Twilight

Pairing(s)/Character(s): Edward/Bella, Alice/Jasper, Rosalie/Emmett, and Esme/Carlisle

Rating: T

Words: 2313

Prompt: Vampire!Edward is working at Burger King when he encounters an irate Human!Bella.

Summary: Edward's rebellious period doesn't take place until the eighties and nineties. As he struggles to reintegrate with his coven an their vegetarian lifestyle, a harmless joke of Emmett's and Jasper's spirals into a family project encompassing Rosalie, an animal shelter, a Burger King, and one luscious but infuriated human. However is a centenarian vampire to survive?

A/N: This is the story tls won from me wayyy back in the April Support Stacie Auction. As this is officially five months late, I've decided the fairest way to about it is to up the story's total word count from 2,500 to 12,500. Thus, instead of an amusing one-shot, this has morphed into a rather horrific five-parter. Jess, I'm so sorry for the wait, I hope Edward's internal monologue isn't too angsty – it can only get lighter from here. And thanks in advance to etherealxmuse, who will be looking this over and fixing my booboos before I submit it to Twilighted. You're a lifesaver, dahling.



The BetCollapse )

Apr. 23rd, 2009



Life is kind of awful, non?

I need to stop contemplating whether Kyle and Jesse could have been OTP material and get to work on my auction fics.

Mar. 27th, 2009


Support Stacie Auction (4/3 - 4/6)

Yes, I am going to do reviewer responses to Reconstructing Madonna and pretend I have a super-justified reason for not updating in a few minutes.  First, though, I need to give anyone reading a heads-up for a very important event taking place next weekend.

I'm sure anyone in the Roswell fandom will know, or at least know of, Stacie (truelovepooh).  From what I understand she's been in the fandom for quite some time, and I hear she writes some mean Alex/Isabel smut.  (Would I know this firsthand?  No.  Why?  Because as previously proven, I am a goon.)  She has also been battling breast cancer for quite some time without medical insurance.  There have been some auctions in the past, most of them taking place specifically in the Roswell fandom from what I understand, to try to raise money to help Stacie out.  The first weekend in April will mark a multi-fandom auction.  FF writers from lots of diverse fandoms have volunteered to contribute stories to the winners; and, although I can't imagine why anyone would want to bid on a story of mine, I was asked to help out and agreed - who wouldn't?

I got the chance to e-meet Stace during some of the author chats at Roswell Heaven during a previous auction, and she seems like a dear, sweet lady.  I've never heard so much as a whisper of anything negative about her, which anyone who's been extensively involved in a fandom knows is rare.  She is someone who is truly deserving of all the help we can give her.  Please at least visit her website and find out more about her story.

You can find out more by going to http://www.supportstacie.net or by visiting the LJ community, supportstacie.  I'm not sure of what all fandoms are being represented in the auction, but I know for a fact that among them are Dr. Who, Twilight, and Gilmore Girls.  I personally am offering up a story for One Tree Hill, Roswell, and Skins OR Twilight, depending on the winning bidder's preference.  As long as you aren't asking for anything the author specifically states they will not write, you can ask for pretty much any story, ship, or rating.  In other words, if you revel in the idea of seeing me curl up in a ball of agony while trying to write Sean/Liz or Max/Tess (yes, I really left my Roswell section that open), you will completely bliss out over this opportunity.  So, go!  You don't have to bid for me, you don't have to bid period.  But please, please help us get the word out and get as many people as possible involved and interested.  That's all I'm asking.

Feb. 24th, 2009


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My thirteen-year-old brother has read Twilight.  Oh the shame.  Oh the fear.  Oh, his poor and impressionable mind.

The worst part?  I was the one who introduced him to it.

It started out innocently.  I left my copy laying around, he picked it up, started reading it, and, in classic fashion, decided to put it on the back of the toilet so he had something to read every time he was going to be in the bathroom for awhile.  Snort.  But the kicker - which, in my Twilight-addicted mind I still cannot fathom - is that he liked it.  Enough to get to page 112 just from bathroom reading.  Enough to take it out of the bathroom and start staying up past midnight on school nights reading it.

Oh the shame.

He's finished now, and I'm confused about how much he liked it.  He seemed to inhale it, but he hasn't made any move to touch the sequel.  His biggest concern is figuring out where he stands on the turning issue for Bella (and, okay, no way am I going to spoil him for BD, much less let him anywhere near the fourth book.  It was a trilogy as far as his not-completely-innocent mind will be concerned).  I've tried to ask him what he thinks about Edward, about Bella, about the plot - all sneaky and on the sly, so he won't realize I'm trying to generate a discussion about books with him.  But so far pretty much all he cares about is Bella's clumsiness and how neither she or Edward can really survive with her in her natural environment. 

I am worried, though.  I don't want him to grow up thinking Edward is the way males in a romantic relationship should act.  You think this is ridiculous?  You haven't seen my socially/emotionally/psychologically stunted father interact with my mother.  My older brother pretty much is Edward when it comes to his girlfriend (minus the vampirism and stalking).  And, plus, little bro is exactly the intensely emotional, socially bewildered kid I can see fixating on one girl and getting way too obsessed over. 

The upside is that he's also normal.  He is such a thirteen-year-old boy that he gives me migraines on a regular basis.  He's delighted to have a scrawny version of a six-pack and agonizes over his acne.  I don't think he has the time or patience for girls.  And this kid is a pretty reluctant reader - which isn't to say he won't get invested in good books/series, just that he doesn't consider the ones that get shoved down his throat at school to be good.  He gobbled up The Giver, Gathering Blue and The Messenger.  If he was allowed to read Harry Potter he'd probably love that too. 

I don't know.  He's not a writer at all (my mom and I have to proofread all his reports and essays for glaring grammatical errors, and I die a little inside every time I force myself not to completely reform his paragraph structures).  I very much doubt Stephenie Meyer will make his writing worse, even if she doesn't make it any better.  And, come on, how many teenage boys will have the word alabaster drilled so heavily into their heads?  If he can get enjoyment out of any book it should be cause for happiness. 

And there is win in there as well.  There is Emmett Cullen, and there is Alice and Jasper and Seth Clearwater and the fact that when she's not being lovably useless, Bella's actually rather mouthy.  Reading Twilight isn't going to make him lust for human blood or think it will someday be acceptable to dismantle the engine of a girlfriend's truck.  Hopefully, if he reads the next two books, he also won't think it's acceptable to physically force a girl to kiss you or threaten suicide if she won't.

Ugh.  I need to research *young* YA literature.  And shove Tangerine and A Series of Unfortunate Events and anything else I can find into his hands before he becomes a Twilight fanboy.  This family can't take two insane internet fandom members.

Jan. 26th, 2009


Reconstructing Madonna - Parts Twelve and Thirteen

Part Eleven here.


...she wants to go home but nobody's home it's where she lies broken inside...Collapse )



...and if I find, if I find my way, how much will I find?...Collapse )

Jan. 22nd, 2009


Reconstructing Madonna - Parts Ten and Eleven

Chapter Nine here.


...give it all away just for someone to come home to...Collapse )





...you're still the only one who will never change faces...Collapse )




Jan. 9th, 2009


Reconstructing Madonna - Part Nine

Part Eight here.


She is suddenly every inch the five-year-old who used to crawl into her bed late at night and ask why mommy and daddy were never home.Collapse )

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