hafital: (ST:TOS -- Uhura)
It's a binary kind of day. BINARY SOLO.

robo-boogie.

~~~

This is what I wrote for Yuletide:

On and On She Goes
Some Kind of Wonderful
for Karabair ([personal profile] likeadeuce)
Amanda Jones & Watts
~2900 words

For Yuletide this year I did myself a favor and only offered to write movie fandoms, and even then I only offered a very few. I knew I just wouldn't have the time to review or reread large amounts of source material. And it was a good call!

I've always loved this film. Some Kind of Wonderful feels different than the other 80s films, probably because it had lesser known actors (at the time) without that the whole "rat pack" casting. And I like the reversal of some of the traditional roles (Watts = Duckie, but this time Duckie gets the boy. hah) But what I've always liked about the film is the female stories being told, outside of the rather typical teen plot, and Karabair's request was exactly what I was looking for so it was a real treat to write.

I've seen the film several times, but rewatching it again with an eye toward writing, taking particular note of the female characters and their interactions with each other, I was surprised at the subtle depth the movie has. Also, Mary Louise Masterson acts her little heart out.
hafital: mysticalchild_isis (HL -- Methos)
The Highlander Holiday Shortcuts reveal was yesterday! Every year since it started, the [community profile] hlh_shortcuts fest has been a real highlight of the holiday season for me, and this year was no exception.

As a gift, the wonderful [personal profile] merriman wrote a HL/Ocean's 11 crossover story entitled Fencing for me! Do you have any idea how long I have wanted a HL/Ocean's 11 crossover???? Well, you can safely assume it's been since two seconds after watching Ocean's 11 the first time. hah.

And so now I can talk a little bit about my story that I wrote for the ever generous and amazing [personal profile] unovis.

Domaine du Meilleur Bien-Aimé
for Unovis
Duncan/Methos, various OCs

No doubt Methos took great delight in making MacLeod tramp all over eastern France with nothing more than a rambling note and the vague directions given by a barefoot child, but there could be no question that in the end MacLeod would find him.

It'll be up at the HL Archive in uno momento. And done.

But, first, let's talk about DONKEYS )

Honestly, I had no idea where the donkeys came from. I had not set out to write donkeys. NO REALLY. But Lucy knew better. Clearly. Perhaps the blame falls to Mrs Augusta Elton:

"I wish we had a donkey. The thing would be for us all to come on donkeys, Jane, Miss Bates, and me and my caro sposo walking by. I really must talk to him about purchasing a donkey. In a country life I conceive it to be a sort of necessary; for, let a woman have ever so many resources, it is not possible for her to be always shut up at home;and very long walks, you knowin summer there is dust, and in winter there is dirt."

"You will not find either, between Donwell and Highbury. Donwell Lane is never dusty, and now it is perfectly dry. Come on a donkey, however, if you prefer it. You can borrow Mrs. Cole's. I would wish every thing to be as much to your taste as possible."
-- Emma, Jane Austen.

~~~

Yay the Yuletide Archive is LIVE!

This year I received another lovely Ozma/Dorothy story. The Royal Wedding of Oz, which is delightful and sweet and everything I could want, except that I want MORE. lol. But I always want more Oz, and more Ozma and Dorothy. I am like the Hungry Tiger in that way.

And that's all of Yuletide that I've read so far. There is so much to read! *big eyes*

~~~

I'm in Mexico right now, with my parents at their house, under a pile of blankets because central heating is apparently too modern an invention. But their house is large and freshly painted, so that's good. And has internet, which is really the important thing. :D The town is, well, a town, and in this part of Mexico (Baja California) everything is rather 3rd world meets Walmart and Costco, but yesterday we drove out into the country side a little bit and it's truly beautiful and stunning out here, once you get away from the towns. The drive down from LA is lovely, too, with the ocean right there. I love the ocean.

Last night my mom and I visited some of her neighbors who, um, party. LOL. They had a Karaoke machine and were singing, loudly, ranchero songs. Honestly it was like being at the barn because the grooms all play ranchero music ALL THE TIME. But they were so nice! My parents have really nice, friendly, generous neighbors. The kids won't stop playing with fireworks, though, and that's kind of annoying. It's going to be LOUD on New Years and I'm so glad I'm going to miss it. lol.
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hey there yuletide type santa gift giving type person! sorry for this pathetic ramble of a letter. Everyone else writes their yuletide friend nice descriptive letters and all you get is this mess of nonsense and disjointed thoughts. Doesn't mean I don't love you, though! sincerely. So, Thanks! I'm super easy going and just want you to have fun and don't stress and all that good stuff. I have the dumb and can't seem to write anything very useful, so this is what I got. I'm a character loving type of girl, I like plot but don't need it, I like h/c but don't need it, action is character, I like complex, I like language, and depth and hard questions. I like angst but not the mopey poor me kind, I believe you have to earn your emotions when you're writing, and prefer my angst to have at least a ray of hope or some sort of lifting up. Anyway, if you want to know what I like it's basically what I write, and my fiction can be found in the tags or at the hl archive or at the AO3 (although I'm way behind in uploading fic. sigh) . eta: oh, and anywhere along the sliding scale of G-rated to explicit is a-okay (with the caveat of aging the Oz girls up a bit if that's what you're writing them doing mature type things, yes). eta 2: I always forget to mention that comedy is also super fine! I love funny, caperish type fic. yes. okay, done now. Thanks!
hafital: (24 - Tony smile)
Yay I had a lovely New Year's Eve celebration with [livejournal.com profile] astolat. In conclusion, Adam Lambert is adorable, but many of us knew that already. He's fun. He can stay. *g*

~~~

[livejournal.com profile] yuletide 2009 reveal!

Life was such that I could only write the one main story this year. This was the first time I didn't do a pinch hit or an extra story as a gift and I was a bit sad about that, but there was literally no way I could do another story, although I thought about it. Anyhoo, my story:


Shades of Mars
24, Jack/Tony, Adult, +4,500 words.
Written for [livejournal.com profile] savageseraph
With a big thank you to [livejournal.com profile] kadymae for the last minute beta.
Spoilers for Day 7 and Day 3; No spoilers for the upcoming season.

Jack/Tony 4eva! story blather )
hafital: (Default)
Yay I had a lovely New Year's Eve celebration with [livejournal.com profile] astolat. In conclusion, Adam Lambert is adorable, but many of us knew that already. He's fun. He can stay. *g*

~~~

[livejournal.com profile] yuletide 2009 reveal!

Life was such that I could only write the one main story this year. This was the first time I didn't do a pinch hit or an extra story as a gift and I was a bit sad about that, but there was literally no way I could do another story, although I thought about it. Anyhoo, my story:


Shades of Mars
24, Jack/Tony, Adult, +4,500 words.
Written for [livejournal.com profile] savageseraph
With a big thank you to [livejournal.com profile] kadymae for the last minute beta.
Spoilers for Day 7 and Day 3; No spoilers for the upcoming season.

Jack/Tony 4eva! story blather )
hafital: (Default)
For Yuletide Madness, I received a delightfully naughty drabble gift for Lost In Austen, entitled A Treat From the Future. Darcy/Amanda. Love it! Want MOAR. So much more. ;)

~~~

If anyone wants to try and guess my story, go right ahead! Although, I doubt anyone will. It's not a fandom that's popping up on rec lists, as far as I can tell. But anyhoo, a hint: it's not a fandom I've ever written for before, but I have talked about it often.
hafital: (Default)
For Yuletide Madness, I received a delightfully naughty drabble gift for Lost In Austen, entitled A Treat From the Future. Darcy/Amanda. Love it! Want MOAR. So much more. ;)

~~~

If anyone wants to try and guess my story, go right ahead! Although, I doubt anyone will. It's not a fandom that's popping up on rec lists, as far as I can tell. But anyhoo, a hint: it's not a fandom I've ever written for before, but I have talked about it often.
hafital: (Oz -- dorothy and ozma)
'La, I lazed around all morning, and now I gotta rush. This is just a quick note to shower love and affection on my yuletide story, written for ME: What's On The Other Side?, a lovely Oz story with Dorothy and Ozma, bittersweet and beautiful and sad and wonderful all at the same time.

I also got a Yuletide Madness story, but I don't know what it is! :D :D

ETA: OH DUDE TOTALLY FORGOT IT IS ALSO WHO DAY. *big eyes* That'll have to wait. eeeeeeeeee.
hafital: (Oz -- dorothy and ozma)
'La, I lazed around all morning, and now I gotta rush. This is just a quick note to shower love and affection on my yuletide story, written for ME: What's On The Other Side?, a lovely Oz story with Dorothy and Ozma, bittersweet and beautiful and sad and wonderful all at the same time.

I also got a Yuletide Madness story, but I don't know what it is! :D :D

ETA: OH DUDE TOTALLY FORGOT IT IS ALSO WHO DAY. *big eyes* That'll have to wait. eeeeeeeeee.
hafital: (Default)
With 45 minutes to spare. Oh yeah.

Lordy, I hope I did that correctly. *twitch*

And now I gotta run to the barn. bwee!
hafital: (Default)
With 45 minutes to spare. Oh yeah.

Lordy, I hope I did that correctly. *twitch*

And now I gotta run to the barn. bwee!
hafital: (Default)
Hiii wonderful people. Is there someone wiling to beta for me? Pretty please. I don't want to say what the fandom is, but I just need a beta for grammar. ~4700 words, m/m, some blood and violence but it's not too bad.
hafital: (Default)
Hiii wonderful people. Is there someone wiling to beta for me? Pretty please. I don't want to say what the fandom is, but I just need a beta for grammar. ~4700 words, m/m, some blood and violence but it's not too bad.

Yuletide!

Nov. 15th, 2009 07:08 pm
hafital: (Default)
So, I got my assignment! woo. It's... well, I love it. I'm a bit terrified also, but this is a fandom that I truly love. So. yay! I'm excited and also daunted. *big eyes*

Dear Secret Yuletide Writer-Type Person!

Thank you so much for writing my story for me. I'm very excited for all of my requests; they're all near and dear to my heart. I hope I nattered on sufficiently in the detail sections for you and my main hope is that you have fun writing. I'm happy to receive gen, het, slash, whatever. I'm pretty easy to please. My brain is swiss cheese right now and I seem unable to go into specifics without going around in circles, so just write what you want. :) Remember, have fun!

Yuletide!

Nov. 15th, 2009 07:08 pm
hafital: (Default)
So, I got my assignment! woo. It's... well, I love it. I'm a bit terrified also, but this is a fandom that I truly love. So. yay! I'm excited and also daunted. *big eyes*

Dear Secret Yuletide Writer-Type Person!

Thank you so much for writing my story for me. I'm very excited for all of my requests; they're all near and dear to my heart. I hope I nattered on sufficiently in the detail sections for you and my main hope is that you have fun writing. I'm happy to receive gen, het, slash, whatever. I'm pretty easy to please. My brain is swiss cheese right now and I seem unable to go into specifics without going around in circles, so just write what you want. :) Remember, have fun!
hafital: (Default)
So, I'm a dork and waited to sign up for yuletide and then got my dates mixed up and thought I had until tonight to sign up, but I won't be home before 9pm pacific time and we do not have firefox at work so I can't do it from my office. Can someone offer to sign up for me? I'll email you all my specifics.

Sorry folks, I'm not usually so last minute... oh, who am I kidding. LOL. meep. halp me.
hafital: (Default)
So, I'm a dork and waited to sign up for yuletide and then got my dates mixed up and thought I had until tonight to sign up, but I won't be home before 9pm pacific time and we do not have firefox at work so I can't do it from my office. Can someone offer to sign up for me? I'll email you all my specifics.

Sorry folks, I'm not usually so last minute... oh, who am I kidding. LOL. meep. halp me.
hafital: (Horse -- horse)
Look at me, posting. whoowhee.

Rock'em, Sock'em

~ Go ahead, call me dumb. I restarted my Starsky & Hutch viewing for two reasons: 1) I decided I wanted to pay attention now that most of my brain was free again, and 2) there were actually tons of episodes I missed entirely because I failed to notice the little arrow menu option that revealed more episodes per DVD. d'oh?

~ Never mind the crazy levels of love and inappropriate touching that go on between Starsky & Hutch, I'm FASCINATED by the clothing and style and the language and the cars in this show (at least in season 1; I'm kind of scared of season 4, tbh lol). I love all the characters, even the (very long) line of random, beautiful, usually-end-up-dead women (aw, 70s, you wacky decade) but especially Huggy Bear and Dobey. Also, watching S&H is like taking a tour of Los Angeles's telephone booths. I'm just saying. Speaking of LA, I love the LA (Bay City?) in this show. It's like an alternative universe.

~ Sarah Jane Adventures )

~ In other news, I'm exhausted but okay. Trying to maintain balance between work, friends, family, writing, horses, and me!time, and mostly succeeding? Kind of? Okay not really, but I do all right. Today, my arm hurts for some reason. I must have strained it a little on Sunday. I rode western on Saturday and english on Sunday. Western is less exhausting but not necessarily easier. Sunday I rode Freon, who has the honor of being the first horse I ever fell off of -- big ol' puppy dog. He can be a handful, but a pleasure to ride. We did pretty good together.

~ YULETIDE

~ I started my [livejournal.com profile] dw_femslash story, and I have an idea for my [livejournal.com profile] hlh_shortcut story. Whee?

~ I love how fandom exploded with White Collar love. You are all so predictable, but I love you anyway. ;) I haven't watched it yet myself but that's mostly because I don't do live TV anymore. I fail spectacularly at it (and I mean the appointment television aspect of it, but I also prefer mature shows with at least a season already). I'll catch up on the flipside.
hafital: (Horse -- horse)
Look at me, posting. whoowhee.

Rock'em, Sock'em

~ Go ahead, call me dumb. I restarted my Starsky & Hutch viewing for two reasons: 1) I decided I wanted to pay attention now that most of my brain was free again, and 2) there were actually tons of episodes I missed entirely because I failed to notice the little arrow menu option that revealed more episodes per DVD. d'oh?

~ Never mind the crazy levels of love and inappropriate touching that go on between Starsky & Hutch, I'm FASCINATED by the clothing and style and the language and the cars in this show (at least in season 1; I'm kind of scared of season 4, tbh lol). I love all the characters, even the (very long) line of random, beautiful, usually-end-up-dead women (aw, 70s, you wacky decade) but especially Huggy Bear and Dobey. Also, watching S&H is like taking a tour of Los Angeles's telephone booths. I'm just saying. Speaking of LA, I love the LA (Bay City?) in this show. It's like an alternative universe.

~ Sarah Jane Adventures )

~ In other news, I'm exhausted but okay. Trying to maintain balance between work, friends, family, writing, horses, and me!time, and mostly succeeding? Kind of? Okay not really, but I do all right. Today, my arm hurts for some reason. I must have strained it a little on Sunday. I rode western on Saturday and english on Sunday. Western is less exhausting but not necessarily easier. Sunday I rode Freon, who has the honor of being the first horse I ever fell off of -- big ol' puppy dog. He can be a handful, but a pleasure to ride. We did pretty good together.

~ YULETIDE

~ I started my [livejournal.com profile] dw_femslash story, and I have an idea for my [livejournal.com profile] hlh_shortcut story. Whee?

~ I love how fandom exploded with White Collar love. You are all so predictable, but I love you anyway. ;) I haven't watched it yet myself but that's mostly because I don't do live TV anymore. I fail spectacularly at it (and I mean the appointment television aspect of it, but I also prefer mature shows with at least a season already). I'll catch up on the flipside.

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