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14 May 2009 @ 11:20 am
I survived the bike-commute in to work, with no major incidents. Better (and faster) than last year, though there were a couple of surprises. One was the spot where I waited for a light-change to cross a busy street, and after two traffic cycles realized that I have to push the "walk" button. D'OH! The second was a turnoff onto "Mason Lane" which was supposed to cut some distance AND helpfully avoid some major streets. The "Not A County Road" sign a block down was unexpected. "What does that mean?", I wondered. It meant that it was a private access road for residents, and that it was chock full of speed bumps and potholes-- in the shade. Quite the offroad experience! Won't be doing that again. The ride in was slower than I'd hoped (13mph average-- ouch!), sure confirmation that I really am NOT a morning person.

The route home will be longer, and I hope not hair-raising. Not expecting any trouble...

Tonight's the Supernatural finale, and I'm trying to prepare myself for the heartbreak. Let's hope it doesn't kill my muse over the summer, or anyone else's. I'll resort to writing S1/S2 porn if I have to! And wee!chester fic! And reading RPS like there's no tomorrow. :0

In other news, Lauren is extremely disappointed that Danny Gokey is out of the running for American Idol. He was her favorite, which surprises me (her tastes are creeping away from pop toward rock, apparently). I don't get the Adam Lambert thing-- I hate his voice (so shrill), and then there's the makeup and the lisping thing. Yick. Yet clearly a lot of people love him. OTOH, people like the band "Rush," and I could never get past Geddy Lee's voice either. :(

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The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Johnhalfshellvenus on May 14th, 2009 07:26 pm (UTC)
signed up for SC too... and... my bidder promptly didn't give me a prompt. O.O

That happened to me the first two times, which made the story hard to write! It took much too long to feel like I had a good satisfying story idea that the person would love. The last round, I got clear prompts but trouble with the second fic (Prison Break) because I couldn't quite get a handle on the prompt timeframe... but the bidder revised, and that helped a lot.

This time, my prompts are clear! Though one of them has a lot of detail-- but the person isn't terribly firm on it all fitting in (she's flexible). I just don't want to make her wait forever. It's such a subjective process, somehow. :0

The thing about it is that where they are on the timeline, John hasn't completely lost his shit yet. He's losing it, but I don't think he COMPLETELY lost it the night of the fire, because he still had to be a dad a little bit.... I don't think you can really turn that off like a switch. Do you?

No-- I think he was more of a "Dad" at first, though a broken one (he lost his wife in a terrible and unexplainable way). But somewhere around probably the 1-2 years after timeframe, I think he started turning into a soldier more than a father and everything became about vengeance instead of the boys. By the time Dean was 9, he was clearly solidly there (leaving a 9-year-old to watch a 5-year-old for a weekend!!!). :(

So at this point I roped tahirire into it, and we'll probably be working on it all summer.

Wow. Though I'll bet you'll be proud of it when you're done, and amazed at how much you got out of that AU 'verse!