perevision: (bookgirl)
Holy crap, what happened to LiveJournal? *skitters away to safe space*

Doing extensive research for two projects: one is based on The Little Mermaid, and one is a not-quite-sf story in which special abilities can be engineered, resulting in children called Gifted.

Research for the merboy story is mostly visual, except for some Spanish history, but the other one is a lot more demanding. More emotionally than mentally.

Read more... )
perevision: Howl drawing a spell (howl draw)
I wrote 1000 words last night on the interdimensional Mughal-era Benedictine nunnery YA novel. This is more words than I have written for it in literally years. I really need to work harder on these projects I supposedly really care about. I also began to sketch out a watercolour illustration which is going...about as well, considering I am terrible at lighting in illustration.

Besides that I actually have been writing stuff, mostly journaling and reviews, because when applying to be a copywriter it might help to have some writing with my real name on it that isn't for my awful former vanity-press employer. However the stuff I post on the semi-serious writing blog is taking an alarming turn for the personal. Maybe I'm too self-involved. Not sure that bodes too well for my origfic, or is that actually what origfic is supposed to achieve? Not self-involvement, obviously, but something personal that I don't really have to confront or get to play with when I'm writing fanfic.

Speaking of origfic, I may have forgotten to post the other watercolour illustration from the merboy story. See below. )
perevision: (time)
I wrote 1000 words last night on the interdimensional Mughal-era Benedictine nun YA novel last night. This is more words than I have written for it in literally years. I really need to work harder on these projects I supposedly really care about. I also began to sketch out a watercolour illustration which is going...about as well, considering I am terrible at lighting in illustration.

Besides that I actually have been writing stuff, mostly journaling and reviews, because when applying to be a copywriter it might help to have some writing with my real name on it that isn't for my awful former vanity-press employer. However the stuff I post on the semi-serious writing blog is taking an alarming turn for the personal. Maybe I'm too self-involved. Not sure that bodes too well for my origfic, or is that actually what origfic is supposed to achieve? Not self-involvement, obviously, but something personal that I don't really have to confront or get to play with when I'm writing fanfic.

Speaking of origfic, I may have forgotten to post the other watercolour illustration from the merboy story. See below. )
perevision: (citta bridge)
New York, I Love You But You're Bringing Me Down by [livejournal.com profile] jeannedecarnin. Inception, Arthur/Eames. Lonely Christmas pr0n set in New York.

I really have to do something with all my memories of being lonely in famous cities. Like the time I stormed out of the dorm at 1.30am to march down Bedford Place and Great Russell Street all the way down Oxford Street almost to Marble Arch before I ran out of steam. Or hearing the bells of Venice all ring at midnight. Everyone has moments like this--why can't I turn them into decent fanfic or comics like a normal person?
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Sorry, been feeling frustrated lately. I think this month has been very hard for a lot of people (argh, understatement) and there's been a lot of bad feeling surging around for a while. I don't know why it's affecting me today especially.

now I'm whining about whining, feel free to skip )

Hey, here's an idea. Feel like complaining about something but ashamed to post it on your own blog and have to look at it every day? Stick it here. Go on, get it out :)
perevision: (falcon hood)
Catch As Catch Can is finally up on AO3 as I gave up illustrating it. Dedication and consistency, I do not know what these words mean. Sigh.

the tricky bit of making things: all of it )
perevision: (bwahaha)
Title: Catch as Catch Can, part 7/7 (Part 1) (Part 2) (Part 3) (Part 4) (Part 5) (Part 6)
Summary: Sherlock is bored. John devises a game of hide and seek, with a twist: all the clues are pop culture references, comics and film and TV &c. Sherlock needs to make space on his hard drive in a hurry.
Warnings: slash (John/Sherlock), NC-17 (it belatedly occurs that I should have put this in the beginning of every chapter as an indication of the whole fic), and long, long, LONG sex scenes. Seriously guys, this chapter is like FIVE THOUSAND++ WORDS.
Notes: Uh, I will post real notes on this whole fic soon, with links &c, but my brain is blown for now. I'm also intending to do illustrations; sketches in next post.

Only the anorak with the semtex vest had ever been ripped off so quickly... )
perevision: (invert)
The world is coming apart, and I'm drowning my sorrows in fic.

Title: Catch as Catch Can, part 6 (Part 1) (Part 2) (Part 3) (Part 4) (Part 5)
Summary: Sherlock is bored. John devises a game of hide and seek, with a twist: all the clues are pop culture references, comics and film and TV &c. Sherlock needs to make space on his hard drive in a hurry.
Warnings: slash (John/Sherlock), NC-17 (it belatedly occurs that I should have put this in the beginning of every chapter as an indication of the whole fic), mild bondage.
Notes: Oh my God, this isn't the last chapter. The next chapter is the last chapter, and it's even longer.

We're not done. )
perevision: (Default)
Title: Catch as Catch Can, part 5 (Part 1) (Part 2) (Part 3) (Part 4)
Summary: Sherlock is bored. John devises a game of hide and seek, with a twist: all the clues are pop culture references, comics and film and TV &c. Sherlock needs to make space on his hard drive in a hurry.
Warnings: slash (John/Sherlock), feather ticklers, sugar overdose (not metaphorical!), talking a lot during a movie. Oh, and some minor spoilers for various Doctor Who episodes.
Notes: Sorry this is a bit short; the next chapter will be the last, and quite long.

Weren't you angry with me? )
perevision: magnifying lens illustration (examine)
Title: Catch as Catch Can, part 4 (Part 1) (Part 2) (Part 3)
Summary: Sherlock is bored. John devises a game of hide and seek, with a twist: all the clues are pop culture references, comics and film and TV &c. Sherlock needs to make space on his hard drive in a hurry.
Warnings: slash (John/Sherlock), fannishness, convention fever.

Where are you? )
perevision: (this sucks)
I seem to have reached the Order of the Phoenix stage of the fic. Not that I am JK Rowling by any means, but how else to describe the sudden dip in ease of writing (I was going to say quality, but I honestly cannot judge whether my fic is decent until a few months after I've written it) and the fact that I can see what happens AFTER this bit but not quite how to get there? As a result I am flailing around and just trying to get the bridge across to the good bits.

Humph.
perevision: (share)
Where would one go to find a beta if one is a fanficcy unknown? And when is a good time to approach one?

I've been writing a prompt fill over at the [livejournal.com profile] sherlockbbc_fic kinkmeme, and it's gotten longish and I'm about ready to de-anon. Have been posting a haphazardly-edited chaptered version on the dreamwidth journal, but I would really like to polish it up and post it here. Then I want to sign up for archiveofourown, to have a place to put finished fic.

Thing is, should I finish it first and then look for a beta? Or ask some lovely person to work with me chapter by chapter?

Times like these I miss the YSML (is old omg)

Fanficcing flisters, what do you do?
perevision: (Default)
I have been reading a LOT of YA lately, to the point that it's the first section I head for in Fully Booked. This hasn't been the case for 13 years--I got into YA as a genre in itself via lit-major friends (HAI GUYZ) and dropped off a little after we went our separate ways.

But now I'm living in a city with a bookstore that actually believes kids have their own personalities and can think for themselves instead of grabbing the nearest black-red-and-white cover on the Teens' Choice table...

I have these books that I love but didn't realise for years were written by authors who actually wrote more books. E.L. Konigsburg, Jerry Spinelli, Patricia McLachlan and Steve Kluger gave me a genre I had no idea I would love: a world without magic, vampires, fantastic machines or any of my usual favourite tropes, a world in which kids did kid things and realised they weren't enough, a world where kids got older and connected with adults and other kids and...changed, irrevocably, often for the better.

If you have any recs for these authors' books and more authors like them, please let me know.

In the meantime, I re-read The Mysterious Edge of the Heroic World and succumbed to the inevitable: William Wilcox/Amedeo Kaplan slash fanfic. Because really, it was RIGHT THERE, hardly even coded at all. Oh, and a bit of het at the end.

Learning Russian
by Pere
EL Konigsburg's The Mysterious Edge of the Heroic World
William/Amedeo, mostly
PG

They don't really talk at school. )
perevision: (books merboy)
Teresa and Patrick Nielsen Hayden's blog Making Light posts about Madison Boulder, a natural feature and onetime roadside attraction in New Hampshire.

One of their readers decided, like many American landmarks, it needed a folk tale.
They say that Daniel Webster hid a special speech under that rock, a speech so round and ringing, so cogent and compelling, so grand and good, that it would win a man a presidential election. )

merboys

Nov. 30th, 2005 05:21 am
perevision: (gnat pee)
It is really upsetting me that there is no word for "merboy". I thought "merrow" would be perfect, but apparently it's only used for mermaids, i.e. female merpeople. And also, what the hell is this business about mermaids being beautiful women with arbitrary fishtails who can turn into humans at will, whereas mermen are disgusting fishy creatures who are violent and ugly and stayed in the sea? Just goes to show who was doing the writing. God, I hate it when people disguise misogynistic pornographic fantasies as folklore.

That's it. I am appropriating the word "merrow" for "merboy". I shall reject conventional reality and proper etymology, as much as it grates to do so, in favor of artistic necessity. If anyone has alternate suggestions I'd be happy to accept them, but I am left with no choice.

mood swings? what mean you by mood swings?

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