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23 January 2009 @ 05:47 pm
And The Rain Comes Down  
We're having another dry year where I live, but some decent rain the last few days (and perhaps for most of the next week). Since it's Day 3 of rain, I'm still feeling altruistic about it. Check back with me in a few more days. :0

Rain and working at home means biking in the garage, where I finished watching Apartment Zero (an old favorite) and started S3 of QAF. It's funny— thanks to DVDs, any difference in how the actors look is really noticable when you go from one season to the next. Melanie, Justin and Brian have longer bangs, Ben has shorter hair (boo), and Debbie lost some weight and looks really good (despite the clown hair. On "Burn Notice," Sharon Gless simply looks pretty). And darn if Ethan isn't totally my type.

This weekend is the last for local Girl Scout Cookie pre-orders. We've visited everyone we're going to, which I'm even more glad about considering the weather. In about 4 weeks, I'll be packaging them up like mad for delivery, but for now it's good to rest. :0

Now, some tidbits:
* Courtesy of a friend, a horrifying video on The Heart Attack Grill. The Hooters-style waitress-thing always offends me, and then there's the menu. Just disgusting to look at, and with so many of the customers being obese you have to wonder where their sense is.

* For Prison Break authors who have written Michael/Sara, this Chinese site has some intelligent opinions of several of the writers. Scroll down to see if you're in there! If you write Gen, like me, you don't exist. But if you've written a fair amount of M/S, you might be mentioned.


Tonight: we're two episodes behind on Eleventh Hour (waiting courtesy of DVR), and one behind on The Mentalist. But there's a Burn Notice DVD in the house too. Decisions, decisions...

And if any of you have ideas for me to write in SPN, please mention them! I hate being in this dry spell. I'm going to try some drabbles this weekend, but I need longer stories too. :(

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The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Samhalfshellvenus on January 24th, 2009 08:04 am (UTC)
Re: You wanted bunnies? I got them!
I haven't actually done any of these, and I'm so much more of a Dean person or boys-together person that solo Sam is pretty rare for me (though Letting Go is entirely Sam, and is early S1).

But these do sound interesting, so I'll see if any of them takes hold! And they're varied, too, which also helps. :D

I've got a bazillion half-started Wincest stories and one of those bantery adventure-fic Gen thingies on hold from ages ago, and I long to find things that will finish-- especially shorter story arcs. Some of the half-finished stuff I can just look at the exposition and know that it's headed for length, and that doesn't always go well for me!

Hmmm, looking over my fic pages it occurs to me again that I really should minimally mark what season the stories are in (if they're for a single-period). Other S1 Gen stories from Sam's POV include Whispers From The Edge Of Sleep, Happy Whatever. Maybe., and Impasse (a post-Shadows story).

I'm glad you're having fun rewatching S1 and S2 with your friends (and hooking them on the show). There's so much to love in those seasons, and one of the things I miss was how the larger-arc issues (Dad's missing/dead, or Sam abandoned me, or Jess is gone) thread in and out of the main story rather than Thud-Remembrance, Whee-Story!, Thud-Moment-O'-Angst. :0

Thanks so much for the suggestions! *hugs*

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The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Sam & Dean Genhalfshellvenus on January 24th, 2009 05:53 pm (UTC)
Re: You wanted bunnies? I got them!
and I have signed up for bigbang with it in the hopes that maybe I can get a draft that way....
That makes sense to me, actually! 20K is completely huge to me, in terms of length. I struggle with pretty much anything that goes over 2K, in general. I mean, the pirate Wincest thing that was almost separate pirate "moments" and where I had a list to write of what the boys would encounter? Still a struggle, because in the end it was about 3300 words. Even when the story structure is in pieces, the longer length still makes it hard for me.

I guess I want to be able to "feel my way to the end" from the beginning, if that makes sense. I want a handle on the mood from start to finish, and that becomes hard when the story gets too long. I have had times where I've begun the story, and wound up writing a stab at the ending in the first draft. Sometimes that helps-- I know where the beginning is, I've got a rough version of the end, and I have to work toward it from the middle.

But honestly, I just don't have the kind of brain that easily "holds" a larger form. My longest stories have all been about 5-7K, which for me is long.

This thing is eating my brain. And I desperately want to work on other things and finish something but it's just so distracting. *headdesks*
I know how that goes-- it's so frustrating! Other stories distract you from the big one, but then big one has you in gridlock. Ugh. :(

*wishing you luck in taming the monster* *or plotting it and writing other things when the monster won't budge*
Rachel_sin_attract on January 24th, 2009 03:49 am (UTC)
GAH I LOVE season 3 of QAF, my favoritest season of the whole series! And Brian's hair looks the BEST in this season heh, and then it gets weird.

Ethan was on Buffy, so he might look familiar to ya!
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: SN Lovershalfshellvenus on January 24th, 2009 08:07 am (UTC)
And Brian's hair looks the BEST in this season heh, and then it gets weird.
I don't really find Brian all that attractive, so I was surprised to watch the S3 premiere and think, "Huh-- he looks cute!" because of the hair. And the sneer factor was lower, too. ;)

Ethan was on Buffy, so he might look familiar to ya!
I don't remember him from Buffy, but the dark hair/dark eyes combo is usually fatal to me. Really, Jensen is an exception to my "type," though I think most people would make an exception for him. Guys that pretty, you stop noticing the other details. ;)
Rachel_sin_attract on January 25th, 2009 11:30 pm (UTC)
Well, I loved Brian pretty much S1-3, and then still liked the character after that, but the hotness factor dwindled.

The guy who played Ethan was in season 3, he was Scott when Buffy came back from LA before Angel came back.
CaffieneKitty: ooo!caffienekitty on January 24th, 2009 08:01 am (UTC)
*randomly fangirls your icon* I love that painting!
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Starry Nighthalfshellvenus on January 24th, 2009 08:08 am (UTC)
I do too-- it just speaks to me!

A wonderful lady from the Prison Break fandom whom I run into now and then snagged it and passed it along to me. She has a similar leaning toward it!
happy is as happy does: Polaroid of J. Winchester - Supernaturalhappywriter06 on January 24th, 2009 05:04 pm (UTC)
Sam dealing with the loss of John. I think I've read like one fic dealing with this subject.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Samhalfshellvenus on January 24th, 2009 05:54 pm (UTC)
Ooh, now this is a great idea! *flails*

*wonders why everyone is throwing Sam at me*

*randomly drools over your icon*
happy is as happy does: Sam (Hollywood Babylon) - SPNhappywriter06 on January 28th, 2009 04:44 pm (UTC)
Because Sam rocks! I'm a Dean girl but since S4 started, Sam's on my brain. In any event though, I've been dying for someone to write that fic since John died.

Yeah, I love that icon.
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The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: SN Lovershalfshellvenus on January 28th, 2009 05:18 pm (UTC)
Colin is actually very ordinary-looking to me, though I love his talent as an actor. I'm all about Hart Bochner in that movie-- those eyes! That dark hair! *dies*

How do you envision that happening (if you even think it'd happen)? How has Lillith been dispatched? Did Dean or Sam do the convincing/cajoling?
These are all interesting questions, and I admit, I've never thought about going so far forward with the boys as to bypass the live they're living now. I know Poisontaster has done it with her Heart 'verse, which I love, and I've done it for Prison Break. But never thought about it for Sam and Dean, and it's definitely worth musing over! Thank you. :D
egoism21 on January 28th, 2009 12:38 pm (UTC)
hey,It's a big surprise you've found the chinese site you've mentioned above.In fact,Most of them are just MI&SA shippers in PB chinese fans and others, i mean, people like me, we SLASH ADDICTS have created a PB SLASH WEBSITE in chinese and we write PB slash fanfictions.you know,we often talk about your works as we love your detail description in your drabbles so much....
sorry, i'm forbidden to login LJ in my country again as i had to use proxy to view your Livejournal
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: PB slashhalfshellvenus on January 28th, 2009 05:15 pm (UTC)
:D It's nice to hear that you've created a PB Slash site-- especially with Season 4, it seems like the Mi/Sa fans are all that's left of fandom these days, and it's like the rest of us never even existed! Even the Gen stories are getting almost no reception these days.

i'm forbidden to login LJ in my country again as i had to use proxy to view your Livejournal
I'm so sorry to hear this, and I hope the politics change over time. Sooner rather than later.

Thanks for chiming in!