Serves me right for vanity-searching Delicio, but does it annoy anyone else when people put the surprise endings of your fic as their summary? I mean, jeez, I build to punchlines.

(I don't mean warnings, I always post warnings, I mean non-possibly-traumatizing surprise stuff.)



I'm too tired to write and have to stay up till the laundry's done. Now you know what I do when I'm half-brain-dead.



ETA: Vanity googling is surprisingly more rewarding; Common Knowledge has been quoted in four academic papers I now know of--not always in a flattering light--and was apparently the reason someone wrote her thesis. Also my HP Trio fic got recced a lot more than I was aware of. Also, wow, seriously, asking people to comment when they take your icons is pointless, although apparently crediting is slightly more common.

...Now I'm just insomniac. The laundry is done but I've hit my second wind. WHERE ELSE CAN I SEARCH FOR MY NAME?
Title: Howled Happily Along: A Folktale
Author: [livejournal.com profile] elucreh
Wordcount: ~1600
Rated: G
Ship: Gen
Summary: The music could never be truly beautiful, he felt, unless there were others there to share it with.
A/N: So my folklore professor asked us to write an original folk tale, and I grabbed a pencil, and the first line I thought of to write was, Once, not long ago, there was a young man, short of stature but kind of heart, who wanted more than anything else in the world to make beautiful music. It's possible I should be under some kind of medical supervision. Please be warned, this is a story written according to very strict rules about "what is a folktale", so it is not at all like most fic.
Further A/N: Obviously written with a pre-split worldview


Howled Happily Along
  • Powwow: Friday was that grand Mormon/Utahn holiday, Pioneer Day. Part of that is an American Indian (or whatever the politically correct term is, CAN ANYONE TELL ME?) Powwow in the city's biggest park. I had to go for my class on that culture.

    • I bought two frogs! They're completely water-dwelling and a little less than the length of my little finger. I will take them to my class of two-year-olds and be hailed as a conquering hero

    • I had a henna design put on my hand and it's SO PRETTY!! I mostly did it because I so badly want my next tattoo and I can't afford it; I was hoping to kill the urge a little. Mostly, however, this has resulted in no less than four remarks on how real tattoos are so tacky/ridiculous/irreligious from various members of my family, which is...not killing my desire for the next one AT ALL. *rebel*

    • I was an idiot about sunscreen and as a result have second-degree burns, complete with blisters and swelling, on my neck and shoulders. So. much. OW.

    • The powwow was really interesting in some ways and really commercialized in others; I think I want to write my reaction paper about the contrast and how it's representative of life for them (as I understand it) now.


  • Family: Friday also was the arrival of my mother's younger brother and sister and their families for a week.

    • This is the side of the family I relate to best, and my favorite aunts to boot. In some ways I'm just really HAPPY to see them and talk to them.

    • In some it's frustrating, though, because dude, I need my weekends. I am not home most of the week! Literally, I work 8-5 and then three nights a week I have class until (or past) my bedtime. I need to bake and do laundry and write and stuff. That's hard to do when you spend all of Saturday driving to family reunions and helping your youngest cousins cheat in hide-n-seek.


  • WRITING!
    • I keep ficcishing with [livejournal.com profile] sunsetmog and [livejournal.com profile] harriet_vane, which is awesome; Niagara Falls elopements and Spencer-the-Mormon-daughter-in-law ftw!

    • I am somehow actually accidentally WRITING and not just ficcishing the desperate!Bden fic which, Idek how that happened

    • I am making major progress on ETW but not posting it in bits anymore because apparently my muse wants to work on the ending and I don't want people to read the ending ending before they read the middle bits, the surprises are important.
OMG YOU GUYS I THINK MY BIG BANG JUST TURNED INTO SHANE/BRENDON/SPENCER.



THIS WAS NOT THE PLAN.



CURSE YOU, RYAN ROSS.
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!!

AWESOME NEW CANON OF EXTREME AWESOMENESS!!!


I don't even care that it is completely destroying my Big Bang fic...although, crap, it is totally destroying my Big Bang fic, did Shane and Brendon live together in Vegas? Or did we just assume that was where they were living, when actually they were in LA the whole time? IS SHANE THERE NOW?

I NEED TO KNOW THESE THINGS, OKAY, I MAY HAVE TO TEAR UP ABOUT HALF THIS FIC. RYAN ROSS, TELL US MORE. IT IS FOR ART, NOT FOR STALKING.
There was going to be this whole thing where I was a productive member of society tonight, but my lab ran late and I am exhausted to death and instead I am going to go die in my bed.

But I like talking about my stories, and if any of you would like to know--well, have a meme!

Comment with a story I've written, and I will tell you something about the story that didn't make it onto the page.

Gacked from, uh, approximately half my flist.



Tomorrow I will be a worthwhile citizen, I prooooooomise
I just signed up for Big Bang.

...what am I, nuts?
So somebody tagged me in the happiness-a-day meme, and I'm going to give it a go.

Only I'll do it for the day before, it works better.


Yesterday's Thing That Made Me Happy was beading.

I love beading; it's my favorite form of creating. I get to make beautiful things through pattern and repetition (my specialty, you should see the gingerbread houses I create), it's precise by nature, and people can wear the results! I can make beautiful things through careful planning and experimentation, and then the final step is mindless handwork. It says a lot about my mental processes in general, actually. *G* But I'm terrifically pleased with the jewelry I finished!



I watched While You Were Sleeping for the first half of my beading time (oh, this fic is gonna be awesome) and then Eloise at Christmastime for the second half. Shut up, it's cute.

Today I'm going to help a friend unpack from her move; before and after will be writing and then more beading and Christmas movies. I'm making my mother's Christmas present and my big sister's, this year. I'm actually set for presents except for my Gang gift and my dad's. I just love stretching into filling my time with creativity and helping people out and spending time with my family.


VACATION \O/

Fic Pointy

Sep. 5th, 2008 08:06 pm
Title: Smile For Me
Pairing: Implied Panic GSF
Rated: PG
Summary: Late-night bus shenanigans! Sleepover games! A lot of acknowledgement that, no really, they are not alone on those buses!
A/N: Though this is set during the tour with the Dresden Dolls and the Hushies, I completely fabricated their route, because I am lazy like that. All techs are original characters and not based on real people at all, and this story is similarly fictional. Part of the Ill-Kept Secret 'Verse.

Fic Pointy

Sep. 5th, 2008 02:14 pm
(Late) for [livejournal.com profile] liketheroad's birthday,

Coping Mechanisms, Ryan/Spencer, rated PG
Hey, guess what, y'all: a bright spot in all this misery!

I've won an Oscar!

Cut for image )

It's only one out of several categories, but some of the categories were pretty far-fetched, and this is the category I cared about, so I'm really happy.

THANK YOU SO MUCH TO EVERYONE WHO TOOK THE TIME TO VOTE FOR ME. YOU ALL ARE SO AWESOME!!






ETA:

Also OMG I GOT TO HEAR PANIC LIVE THIS MORNING! VOICEMALS FROM AUSTRALIA FOR THE WIN! Oh, [livejournal.com profile] shihadchick, you made me smile so much, you have no idea.
All right, um, I feel a little silly?

But my enormous J2 fic, Common Knowledge, was nominated for five SPN Slash Oscars--Best Romance, Best Humour/Crack, Best Plot, Best Characterization, and Best Supporting Cast--and this morning the voting posts went up!

And I am ridiculously flattered to have even been nominated, it's supremely awesome, but now, apparently, is the time to ask you to go vote.

So, if you're a member of the Supernatural fandom...vote for me? Or vote for somebody, really, I'm totally down with that, every story nominated is wonderful, and if you haven't read them all, think about doing it! And then come back and vote!
I blush and know not where to look.

DUDE.

Common Knowledge has FIVE Supernatural Oscars nominations.

FIVE.

Best Romance, Best Humour/Crack, Best Characterization, Best Plot, and Best Supporting Cast.

I am excited from the top of my head to the tips of my toes!



Thank you SO MUCH, every last one of you who nominated me. I am tremendously honoured.
OUTLINE OUTLINE I HAVE AN OUTLINE!!!

PRAISE THE MUSE!!

(Of course, my version of an outline consists of Then This Happens OOOOOO But With This Twist--complete with the OOOOO, literally--but I will take what I can get. This story has a PLACE TO GO)

Does anybody know where I can find a Sophia Bush primer as she has become a major character unexpectedly and I know basically that CMM managed to fool her into thinking he was a good investment for a while, and that's all?
Dear Muse,

We have three--count 'em, three--bunnies that we are writing for Big Bang. THREE. BUNNIES. That we are excited about! Not just me! You too! Lots of fun! Lots of creativity! We need to be working!

Now? Now is not the time for you to be writing me a ten-thousand-word bandom prequel to the fic [livejournal.com profile] shibbyskids has only written three hundred words of so far, in my dreams.

Dammit, Allie.

Grumpily,
Lu
You GUUUUYYYYSSS!!!!

Some awesome person nominated me for a People's Choice Fanfiction Award!!

I am doing cartwheels, here!

Thank you, to whatever awesome person you are, for doing that, for me--just the nomination makes me squee in incredibly high-pitched tones.

So, you know, if you enjoyed Common Knowledge, my epic J2 fic--or if you enjoyed one of the others on the list, because they're awesome too, but (not to be greedy) especially if you enjoyed mine--please click on the button and vote!

I SIGNED UP FOR BIG BANG.

I am officially crazy.

(and SO EXCITED OMG)
I wrote Realizations, a Kim/Mairelon story from the Mairelon-verse by Patricia C. Wrede. Mostly Mairelon's PoV of the two books.

I was thrilled to get this request, because I've always had things to say about Mairelon that I didn't think Kim would ever get to say. I'm really pleased with how it turned out, crunch to the wire and all.

If you know this 'verse...not to be immodest...check it out! *G*
I have ACTUALLY posted my Yuletide fic.

I'm kind of astounded at myself.
Between the fact that Common Knowledge, my epic J-squared fic, is finally up and unalterable and stuff, and the amazingly kind feedback I have been getting, I want to talk a little bit about the experience. Mostly to articulate the stuff in my own head.

Cut because many of you are sick of hearing about this fic, and also for spoilers, I guess )

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