Mar. 25th, 2020 08:46 pm
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quarterturn: (bandom - fi - scream for me)
Fuuuuuuuuuck beans. I just sent in my [ profile] bandombigbang fic, and sent the one I'm co-writing with [ profile] schneestern in a few hours ago. They're not finished by a long shot, but they are in, and I wasn't scrambling to send them two minutes before deadline, so I call it a win. \o/

I have been the failiest friend ever lately. :( I've been reading my flist but not commenting much, so I have been keeping up with you!

I got a Dreamwidth account, I'm quarterturn over there, too. Add me or leave me your names in the comments here or something, I've seen a few of you post recently about having accounts, but I don't remember them all.

I have so much more to say, but I'm exhausted and my brain is on strike after writing all day. Hope you guys are having awesome nights, and if you're still working on your BBB, good luck, bbs!
quarterturn: (bandom - gerard and mikeyway)
You guys, I am so tired, I'm about to keel over (staying up all night before a day of family festivities is kind of dumb, btw), but I have to show you these cupcakes we made.

my sister sent the picture to me labeled 'cuppycakes' lol )
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So hayyyy, I'm not dead. I kind of felt like it for a while, though! /o\ Chest cold or bronchitis, I have no idea because I'm a stubborn ass who didn't go to the doctor, but it's starting to dissipate, so that's a win.

I have a question for fandomers at large: What's the etiquette on writing something that's already been written? A story idea, or an AU, whatever. There are a lot of times I'll go, "OH. YOU KNOW WHAT WOULD BE AWESOME? A (INSERT MOVIE AU HERE)!" And I'll start writing it and really like it, and then I stumble upon a completed story or someone who's had the same idea, and it kind of makes me think I shouldn't do it. Is it bad manners?

I started my BBB, which is a Dead Like Me AU, a few months ago, and recently a DLM AU popped up on [ profile] bandslashmania, and there's also someone else writing a DLM AU for BBB (which I discovered while reading [ profile] bigbangwtf). The pairings and central focus are completely different (the posted story was Brendon/Gabe, I think, and the other BBB is going to be Panic-centric, while mine is MCR), but it still makes me kind of cringe and wonder if I should pick something else. I may also be completely over-thinking things. Feel free to say so!

How are you, bbs? Doing anything fun for the holiday? I'm doing the traditional Avoid My Family thing, minus an Easter egg hunt later in the day, during which I will steal as much chocolate as possible and then barricade myself in my room and eat it all.

I feel like making a poll, so here's a poll!

[Poll #1382141]

eta. Every time I glance at my post subject my brain turns it into "here comes the hot stepper" and so now I've got that stuck in my head, except I'm singing "here comes the fun cooker" to the tune. JUST THOUGHT YOU'D LIKE TO KNOW.
quarterturn: (bandom - frankiero/geeway)

I'm only offering bandom fic, since that's what I've been writing lately. I'm most comfortable writing MCR or Panic, but I'll try just about anything if we discuss it beforehand. Your prompt can be for canon fic or an AU, and the story will be at least 1000 words, but probably no less than 3000, and depending on your prompt, possibly much longer than that.
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quarterturn: (bandom - fi - scream for me)
I am in this mood today. I sort of want to burst into tears and rip someone's head off, not necessarily in that order. It's one of those days where I just really want to ignore everyone and everything, watch cheesy 80s movies and read fluffy fic, but I can't. :/ The birds outside are being ridiculously loud and cheerful, and they should probably just eff off.

On the upside, there's a pretty good chance I'm going to see Empires and TAI next month with my sister. Bill Beckett, prepare to be my eyecandy. >:) I don't know how many of you are close enough that you might be attending the same show, but if you think you might be able to get to the Iowa City show at the Picador on the...18th, I think? Let me know, maybe we can ogle Bill Beckett together.

Because I should definitely be working on my BBB, but I can't resist:

Give me a pairing and a number. I will then use iTunes to connect that number to a song.

I'm better with MCR, Panic, and FOB in that order, but I'm willing to try TAI, Cobras, Empires and crossover pairings.
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I've been toying with the idea of doing a fic meme, mostly to help with writer's block. I know I for one am sort of freaking out over finishing my BBB, and I know sometimes it really helps to just focus on something else for a while.

[ profile] schneestern and I have played around with round robin fics occasionally, and they really seem to help loosen me up so I can get back into the flow of whatever else I'm working on. Would anyone be interested in doing something like that? It would be really informal, probably just in comments. I was thinking something along the lines of a prompt meme, where people could leave one or two sentences as a beginning, and if it inspired anyone, they could write the next paragraph or two, and so on and so forth. It could be kind of fun, too, if there weren't any restrictions on how many people could respond to any part of the story, so if person A posted a few sentences, and person B responded with a paragraph, and person A responded with the third part, and then person C wanted to jump in and run with it, person B could still respond with their own take on how it continued. So there could be multiple threads going in the same fic, different branches off different parts, kind of like choose-your-own-adventure stories.

I caught up on Supernatural last night. )
quarterturn: (bandom - bob/frank)
Mundanity in Stereo
Bob/Frank, PG-13
~3400 words
Frank works at an unnamed electronics retail store. One day he meets a hot dude. Really, that is about all the substance this fic contains. It's pretty much fluff. Written for [ profile] snarkyrainbow's birthday, and beta'd by the fantastic [ profile] tuesdaysgone.

Frank wakes up to the sound of a broken alarm clock. )
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[Poll #1364552]

eta. lol pretend I know how to spell vegetable. :/
quarterturn: (bandom - brendon/ryan HAUNT MY DREAMS)
The One Where Ryan's a Mime and Brendon's a Busker
Brendon/Ryan, G
~1000 words
This is a completely sappy, self-indulgent thing written as a response to a prompt for [ profile] anon_lovefest, where someone requested fic based off of this adorable fanart. Also, I know, the title is totally creative, right? eta. This is more of a snippet than a full story, btw. The full story is in my head, but this was the part that got written.

Brendon's first day as a busker doesn't go very well. )
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- nabbed from [ profile] nokomis305, who got it from here.


eta. The more I look at this picture, the more I can only imagine Batman!Frank retrieving some lady's purse from the thief and returning it to her with a big thumbs up and :D? face.

On a sidenote, I've started watching Generation Kill. Actually, I've watched six of the seven episodes already. Why did no one tell me Billy Lush was in this?!? And the creepy dude from True Blood, and Beecher from Oz. \o/
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quarterturn: (bandom - frankiero/geeway)
I haven't talked about Heroes much this season, mostly because I didn't catch up with it until a few weeks ago. I...still don't have a lot to say, except that )

I've been watching tons of 80s movies lately, and rarely do I find one that I don't want to make into a bandom AU. I've especially been enjoying the Midnight Run AU in my head, where Frank is a bail bondsman who works for Brian, and he has to track down bail jumper!Gerard, and then a series of unfortunate events sends them on a faily roadtrip back to where Gerard's wanted, complete with hating each other at first! And then lots of UST! And cameos by Bob the rival bondsman trying to steal Gerard away! And car chases and shootouts and FBI agents and angst when Frank realizes he likes Gerard a lot but still has to turn him in. ;__; And probably a happy ending because usually that's how my daydreams roll.

Also, is there a Princess Bride bandom AU somewhere? Because there really, really should be.

This is such a cute video. It's this guy that films himself dancing for a hundred days to a hundred different songs, and he's just so effing adorable and at one point he wears a shirt with a giant kitten face on it. :D

Today I randomly decided to zip up some of the songs I've been listening to most lately, so here! Have some music.

tracklist )

What have you guys been listening to lately?
quarterturn: (bandom - northern downpour - missed you)

So, hobviously I am sort of sucking at the whole LJ thing as of late. /o\ Life's been...weird. Not bad, necessarily, just a lot of stuff happening at once and I occasionally go through hermit phases, and the two just happened to coincide. :( And then I wanted to come back but my brain was like DON'T YOU DARE GO BACK UNTIL YOU CAN BACKREAD EVERYTHING >:( and I was like D: and so I kept putting it off and the backread kept piling up and hayyy how would you like a look into my neurosis? :D

I've also kind of sucked at the e-mail situation, so if you e-mailed me and didn't hear back, I apologize, but I appreciate the contact more than you could possibly know.

Basically I sort of want to round you all up and have formal dates so I can catch up with you one on one over dinner. Y/N/only if I keep my hands to myself?

A little birdie ([ profile] schneestern) was kind enough to e-mail me a link to the love meme in [ profile] snarkyrainbow's journal and [ profile] svmadelyn's Valentine's Day game and [ profile] saykendrawithme's Valentine's post, and just. YOU GUYS. ;________; Thank you and ILU doesn't even begin to cover it, you guys are amazing and I trufax feel like the luckiest girl on the planet with friends like you. ♥

So tell me what is up with you! And if nothing's really up, tell me what you would like to be up with you!

Also, update me on your Bandom Big Bang status! Are you sticking with your original idea? How far along are you? Feel free to post snippets so I can hound you mercilessly for more!

I think I decided on a Dead Like Me au for BBB, with Gerard as the new reaper. It won't be a scene by scene retelling, just sort of based on the idea. I'm pretty psyched about it, though, so let's hope my interest holds out long enough to get it done.

I MISSED YOU GUYS A WHOLE LOT. That's kind of hard to convey in an update, but just pretend I'm squeezing the breath right out of you with the force of my smishes.
quarterturn: (bandom - frank/gerard)
Because I have nothing of interest to update about (...I kid you not, the most interesting thing that's happened this week is that my brother and I had a fifteen-minute long discussion about pubes, all the while calling them 'poobs'. Don't ask me, ok. I turn into a twelve-year-old boy around my brother, who is eighteen but acts twelve.) so have some totally self-indulgent Frank/Gerard + Brendon domesticity fic! It's part of a much, much bigger piece, but it works on its own (I think).

Frank Iero and the Quest For the Holy Electric Mixer )
quarterturn: (bandom - bob can has a mikeyway)
Hey, so, I've been a complete slacker the past week or so. Surprise! /o\

I missed Bob Bryar's birthday, and I had every intention of picspamming the fuck out of you guys to celebrate, but perhaps it will be a belated birthday celebration.

I've gotten a metric fuckton of mail in the past few days, all sort of piling up now that the holidays are over, I guess, so here are my thank yous!

I don't know what I did to deserve such amazing friends, but I'm not complaining )

Thank you guys, SO MUCH. Honestly, I wouldn't have made it through this year without you. ♥

If you sent me a card and I haven't mentioned it yet, hopefully it's just because the postal service is still catching up. I hope you guys all got mine, they were sent out pretty late, but they should be arriving any day if they haven't already. And I still have a batch to send out to people who didn't actually request one but aha, you are not so sneaky, I'm gonna do it anyway. And a few gifts here and there that I haven't sent out yet will be sent soon, too!
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Thank you, [ profile] meagan868, for the virtual gift! It's kind of sad how much I love those things. ♥

I got a bunch of cards and stuff that I will absolutely thank each and every one of you individually for, but I'm just about to leave (the fog is so bad here, guys, seriously, I feel like I'm in that Silent Hill movie or something, it's creepy), so I will wait and do that tomorrow.

I really, really have to rec the [ profile] yuletide fic I got. It is unbelievable. It's Being Human, Herrick/Mitchell and Mitchell/George, and it hit just about everything I could have asked for in a Being Human fic. Hope.
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Like a Thorn in My Side (The Size of a Cadillac)
Bob/Frank, R
~8400 words
Written for [ profile] bandom_solstice. A huge, huge thanks to [ profile] schneestern, for encouraging me the whole way and polishing everything up when it was still just a rough draft, and to [ profile] snarkyrainbow, [ profile] rebecca_star, [ profile] anothersadsong, and [ profile] lover_youshould for looking it over for me on short notice! Any remaining errors are my own.

'What I don't get,' Frank says irritably, 'Is how this always happens when I'm with you.' )



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