Finished!

Oct. 17th, 2010 06:30 pm
lady_bug_kay: (writer)
SO SORRY for spamming all your flists with my Big Bang posting today!

But I'm finished, it's posted, the mix is being uploaded currently, and oh my god, I'm relieved not to have this thing hanging over my head. Now I just have to wait for the feedback and hope it wasn't a giant pile of crap that I wasted months of my life on. :(

But I'm back, now, and I can actually finish some fics in other fandoms I've been neglecting and maybe even post them soon.

Again, my deepest apologies for spamming your flists with all the posts I had to make today to get the whole fic up.
lady_bug_kay: (dw-rosesmile)

So... LJ is planning to purge and delete journals that have been inactive for 24 months. Great; just great. Now all those fics we love that are by people who are no longer in fandom but who have been kind (or negligent) enough to keep their journals up for us to read, well, now all those fics will go POOF!

I don't like that. Nope, I don't like that at all.


In other news, somehow, though I've always been a DC girl, I was persuaded to read Marvel's Avengers: Children's Crusade. And thus was born a new obsession. Luckily, issue #1 (which just came out) gives enough quick backstory in the beginning, but I am currently trying to get caught up on everything Young Avengers, and to that end, I pre-ordered the Young Avengers Ultimate trade due out in a couple of weeks. Guys, if you haven't been reading about the Young Avengers, I strongly recommend you start. Think the Teen Titans without ever actually being sidekicks or having hands-on mentors. Imagine if they all started out as fanboys and fangirls of the Justice League.

The Young Avengers are all fantastic and funny and smart...and there is a canon gay couple! I'm so proud! Of course, they have yet to have an on-panel kiss, but I have a good feeling that will take place during this Children's Crusade 9-issue miniseries. Billy/Teddy (aka Wiccan/Hulkling) is an incredible pairing with tons of potential, and each of them on his own reveals brilliant and fun characterization. There's not a lot of fic for them, and what there is tends to be quite short, but I'm really hoping it picks up. Give it a try!

HERE is the fandom overview at crack_van.


lady_bug_kay: (writer)

Oh, I've really done it now. I've signed up for [livejournal.com profile] startrekbigbang . I'm excited, but at the moment, mostly terrified. What have I gotten myself into? Wish me luck!

In other news, for those of you who live in Canada, the Space channel will be airing all episodes of the new Doctor Who (series one and on) every Monday through Thursday at 8ET, 5 Pacific. Starting tonight with Eccleston and "Rose."

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Now tell me that doesn't just make your Monday.

Big Bang?

May. 15th, 2010 12:22 am
lady_bug_kay: (red shirt)

I...am thinking of taking part in the Star Trek Big Bang. I've had this idea, this partially begun idea, that has been waiting for me for months, and the Big Bang could be just the kick in the pants I need to write it.

Maybe.
 


Comics news

May. 2nd, 2010 11:43 pm
lady_bug_kay: (dick-3costumes)

I finally got around to reading the Batman and Robin trade Batman: Reborn, and since I'm merely a fairly sporadic reader of comics issue by issue, this was all news to me. And I'm thinking I kind of love Damian. His dynamic with Dick is a lot of fun, and I adore his ">tt<" - ing all over the place.

Spoilers for Batman and Robin: Batman Reborn (the hardcover collection) )

In other news, I managed to snag issue #33 of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and that one kind of blew my mind, too. Oh, and I read the first issue of Rapture and can't wait to buy the trade when it comes out later this month, because I think it could be really great -- the concept intrigues me.


Oh, and yes, I know I promised fic. To a few different people. Someday soon, I hope this week, I'll have at least one fic posted. I can't say whether it will be one of the slightly longer ones I'm working on or if it will be a mere ficlet, but I'm really trying to get something up. Sorry for the wait.
lady_bug_kay: (deancastiel hallelujah)
I know, I know, I know. I'm the worst friend ever and I never seem to post any fic anymore, and I am so far behind in posting the things I've written and writing the things I've promised.

Blame it on the Olympics, at which we won 14...count 'em, 14... gold medals.

But I know you'll forgive all of that because I'm going to point you to a wonderful fic that contains the absolute greatest conception of heaven. Ever. It's a Dean/Castiel fic called The Assumption of the Winchesters (Plus Bobby), and I defy you to read it and not feel all warm and contented and tickled right down to your little toes.




...now that you've read it and forgiven me my glaring absences, I make one more promise: I will post something. Soon. Though I can't guarantee the quality.
lady_bug_kay: (writer)
(and yes, I am rather spamming your flists today. I apologize.)

I'm thinking about doing a kind of unofficial NaNo. Or at least attempting it. I haven't been doing as much writing lately as I'd like, and I'm hoping this could motivate me. Only, instead of trying for one story of 50000 words, I might try to post a few of the ones I've had percolating in my head for awhile--a couple long(ish) Kirk/Spock, a Brian/Justin, a Dean/Castiel or two, and maybe a Merlin/Arthur and an Alexander/Hephaistion or a Max/Kyle--and get 50K words in total. Possibly. It's not the best time of year for me to be attempting this, but I have been thinking about participating in NaNo for a couple of years, and this might be the way to get my feet wet.

Any thoughts? Anyone else taking part this year?
lady_bug_kay: (downcastdick)

I know, I've been terribly absent.  *hangs head in shame*  I had to cut LJ almost entirely out of my day there for a few months, and I'm not even going to attempt to page back through my flist. So, yes, I'm a very bad friend, but if there's something you really want me to read or you think I need to read, send me a message and I'll try to check it out. I'll probably still be not as active on LJ for a while longer, yet, but I'm getting back into it. Slowly.

I'm also going to try to get back to posting fic. I've been so absent when it comes to posting that I feel as if I'm not even a part of LJ anymore, and I hate that, so I'm really going to try to start putting some fics up. And, oddly enough, a response I got today about a fic I wrote over a year ago has me thinking about writing the other side of the encounter in it. It's a fic called Taken I Am Yours, and it was a crossover between Queer as Folk and Supernatural, with Brian/Dean (although only one-time, and all about Brian/Justin and Sam/Dean). The problems are these: I'm proud of the original fic and I don't want to ruin it by writing Dean's perspective of the encounter, and I'm not into the Sam/Dean very much, anymore - not after Castiel came on the scene. Is anyone interested in a Dean POV of the same story if I were to attempt it? Or, do you think I should leave well enough alone?
lady_bug_kay: (buddha why me?)

I need more time. Well, free time. I need time to work on two fics (well, right now I'm focusing on two) in the two different fandoms in which I have currently found myself subsumed: Star Trek (2009) and Supernatural (the finale!).

Of course, I'm also running around reading all sorts of fics by other people and just generally feeling fannish and overwhelmed. I'll get back to my other loves -- the DC universe and I will never truly be parted, for example; ours is a forever love -- but in the meantime, I'm feeling all giddy and needing to go see Star Trek again. It had been months since I'd gone to a movie in a theatre, and now I just want to see this one again and again while it's on the big screen.

(That opening sequence? It made me cry. And I know it did the same for at least four other people at work, two of whom are men.)

I love that the K/S fandom is experiencing such rejuvenation. And aside from a few things, I loved the movie. (One of those things? What is it with J.J. Abrams and mysterious, giant red balls?) However, the whole Spock/Uhura relationship bothered me, and not because I'm a K/S slasher. (Well, not only.) Would Spock -- SPOCK, people -- really have an affair with his student? And would he let her force his hand and reassign her just so she could be on his ship? Would he have kissed her on the transporter pad? Really?

Still, there is much joy to be had in this new reboot of the dynamic between Kirk and Spock, and much to write about when it comes to this Kirk's background, because having his father die at birth and that asshole of a stepfather abusing him -- as I am convinced he does) has to have made Kirk a more complicated character.

Also, as I wrote that last paragraph, I had the strongest case of déjà vu. Is there a fanfic out there with Kirk and an abusive stepfather, or is it just déjà vu? Huh.

Anyway, one day soon, I will post a fic. [profile] demon_faith , you know one of them will be for you. Mwah!
lady_bug_kay: (writer)
(Okay, so the title of the meme belongs to me, but I swear the meme itself is legitimate. I stole it from [livejournal.com profile] mgbutterfly .)

The Rules:
Sometimes it's ok to pimp yourself out. Post a list of your top five fic-favorites you've written, regardless of fandom or the reason you love them. This isn't about the BEST things you've written, but what you LOVE most. Then tag five other people to do the same.

The Other Rules: After each story, add a little something about what you learned about writing in the process. Or, if you didn't learn anything, add something that fits contextually with the time of writing the story.


Damn, this was difficult. Part of me still wants to mention the ones I think are best in writing quality, but I've tried to stick to the terms of the meme. And since I've never been any good at limiting myself when it comes to lists, I couldn't quite narrow it down to five. Still, here goes nothing:

Here be unapologetic self-flattery. Beware. )
lady_bug_kay: (writer)


Has it really been a month and a half since last I posted? Wow. I feel kind of...ashamed. LOL

But, in my defense, I did start a new job at that time and haven't really had the chance to write anything--and barely time to read a few (and only a few) fics other people have written. But things should be easing up, at least a bit, so I'm hoping I'll have more time for fandom. I miss it!

And I do have a few small things to post: a tiny Dean/Castiel fic, a small Clark/Oliver, a Brian/Justin; and I've even started a few others: another Dean/Castiel, a Jake/Mickey (Doctor Who), a much longer Brian/Justin, and notes for "Traffic in the Sky." Oh, for a few more hours in the day and even more in the night that I can use for sleep.

I promise to post at least one something on Sunday. How's that?

If, that is, anyone is still out there.  Hello? *calls out into the echoing void* Do you forgive me for my (nearly) complete absence from LJ? Anyone? Anyone?

Bueller?

lady_bug_kay: (buddha why me?)

There are some things I need to do in real life in the next little while, so I'll probably be a lesser presence on LJ for the next few weeks. I have some fics I'm working on, my Nolanverse fic "Traffic in the Sky" (the fic formerly known as "Joining Forces"), among others, so I won't stop posting altogether, I hope. But my reading and commenting will likely be down dramatically.

Please don't be offended or take it personally if I don't comment on something you've written, or if I do and the comment is very brief. I have to budget what time I'm going to allow myself in that area. It sucks, I know, but I have to get some things worked out. Actually, I have to kick my own ass about a few things and accomplish a few others. Maybe I can get out of this...rut...I'm in.

In the meantime, have fun and may your muses all be cooperative and generous!

: )

lady_bug_kay: (dick-3costumes)
 Hidey-ho, my lovely DC flisters...and anyone else who is feeling generous and especially knowledgeable.

I am looking for Clark Kent/ Kyle Rayner fic. Does anyone know of any? If some exists, I have the feeling there isn't much, but if you are aware of any, would you please let me know? I've been on a rare pairings/ new fandoms kick recently, because a few of the ones I do read have been either not producing much lately, or not producing much I want to read. (With all due respect to those fandoms, of course.) So, if you are willing and able to help me out, I am willing to offer the firstborn I doubt I will ever have, in gratitude. ;)

THANKS!

ETA:  I've been looking. And looking. And aside from a Clark/Kyle/Bruce fic I remember reading ages ago, I have found only ONE Clark/Kyle fic. It's wonderful and adorable, and if you haven't read it -- although it was written a few years ago -- it's called Hero Worship. I did find a lovely little Dick/Kyle fic, Stress Reaction, which made me want to read more of that pairing, but alas, that is the only one I can find there, too, and it is also several years old. Where is the fic for these two incredible pairings? Where is the LOVE?! 

*falls to knees and begs for fic recs or for someone to write new fic*

*offers a drabble to anyone who does*

(And does anyone else without a paid account feel the pain and self-doubt about changing icons? I love the ones I have and I don't want to let them go, but I have some wonderful new ones just waiting to be used, and I feel like a change. Check out my new Nightwing icon with the old costumes in the reflections -- I love that cover. Oh, and I could really use a new Superman/Batman icon, or maybe just a Batman, if anyone has any recs.)
lady_bug_kay: (ladybugkay-supes)
 Well. I was procrastinating tonight and I just found out my one-year LJ anniversary was in May. I hadn't really thought about it. However, I just have to say I'm still very much in love with my journal and my LJ-friends. I've had a lot of fun and found some fantastic people, and I want to say thank you to everyone who's made my time here simply wonderful.

MWAH! 

*hugs and kisses you all*
lady_bug_kay: (ladybugkay-supes)
 *raises hand above the water's edge and waves*

Hello!

Oh, I'm a bad, bad LJ friend, I know. The thing is, I've been away from here for a while and then I was immersed in the final 2 episodes of the fourth series of Doctor Who, and I haven't swum my way out quite yet. All of which means that I haven't read anything on my flist in ages, and I know I should read all the wonderful stories and leave comments on each of them, but that's just too enormous an undertaking for me right now. So I'm going to try to read as much of the fic as I can, but I can't guarantee comments because if I tried I'd be on LJ for two days straight just to get through it all. It doesn't mean that I don't love your or that I didn't enjoy your work (as long as I was able to find and read it - LOL), so please don't hate me. I'll go back to being a good little friend soon, I promise.

Really. I promise. You know, cross my heart and, well, not sticking a needle in my eye because that would be counterproductive. But all the same, I promise.
lady_bug_kay: (bjhands)
 So, um... *shuffles feet and hides face*  I'm writing another crossover. This time in two completely different fandoms. And this time the pairing crosses the fandom. And I don't know if this means I'm growing as a writer or becoming more screwed up as a person. LOL

Actually, I really like the idea for this one, and I'm really hoping I can pull it off. If I can, and if all goes well, I should be posting it sometime (early) next week. Of course, probably no one will read it, because there aren't that many on my flist who participate in both of these particular fandoms, but what the hell, who can resist a truly urgent, remarkably insistent bunny?

There are still a number of other fics, in varius fandoms, of which I am in the process of writing and/or editing. It's a good problem when you've got too many writing irons in the fire, right? It just means a bit of tap-dancing, and some delayed gratification for certain readers. ;)
lady_bug_kay: (ladybugkay-supes)
This is just a quick post to say I've been making a small, barely-there cut to my friends list. It's nothing personal, so please don't be offended if I've taken you off my list, it's just that things have gotten a bit out of hand, and I've had to cut back a bit. 

This means, also, that I might not have the chance to read/comment upon all the wonderful fics that continue to be posted. I'm sorry for that, but again, it's nothing personal, so please don't be upset if I don't comment on something you've written.

You're all wonderful, and you write some really fantastic stuff, and there's just so much of it that I can't keep up. So, sorry! (And I completely understand if you decided to take me off your friends list in return.)

Edit: The cut I've made is really quite tiny, more of a trim than anything else. If I already read your stuff and comment regularly, it's more than likely that I'll continue to do so.
lady_bug_kay: (Default)

I apologize to everyone who has posted fic lately. I'm not ignoring you, but I haven't had a chance to read/comment because my mother is still visiting. And then my internet access has been...temperamental. But after Thursday, I'll be able to read and comment and post my own fics again and not feel like my life as well as my apartment is a little too crowded. And I feel ilke I'm going through LJ withdrawal.

I have a Bruce/Clark fic ready to post--even if I'm not sure how good it is--and I am trying desperately to make something of the next part of my Clark/Oliver "Apotheosis" fic. Oliver's section refuses to play nice with me, and I'm getting frustrated at not having enough time to spend on it to really kick it into shape. 

And I really want my apartment all to myself again. It's just too small for two people and luggage, and although I love my mom, ten days with both of us here is a bit too long. Sorry, Mom!

lady_bug_kay: (river)

Hello, all! I'm still a bit on borrowed time while I have a house guest, so this will be quick. 

This is an update about my status on LJ. First, I am keeping my LJ account and will continue to post fics here and answer comments and all that. Most of the time, I like LJ. Most of the time. So if you're waiting for updates to certain WIP fics, don't worry, not only will they be finished (I promise), but they will be posted here. And this way I can keep all the lovely comments people have made.

HOWEVER, I have backed up my journal at GreatestJournal and InsaneJournal, and I will also post fics at both of those places on the odd chance that LJ deletes me. Even though I haven't written or posted anything to which they can object. But you never know. Aside from being a back-up, these two other journals allow me to keep up with friends who have moved and who might not remain at LJ.

What this means is that you can still find me at LJ, but if you ever can't or if you decide to leave LJ entirely, you can find me at GreatestJournal or InsaneJournal where I am still ladybugkay. (GJ doesn't have cuts, can you believe that?) I haven't had the chance to tag anything yet or do anything remotely fancy to those journals, but all my posts are up at the new places.

Have I confused you enough, yet? Anyway, that's about it. I'll still be here at LJ and posting everything here, but I'll also be at GJ and IJ and posting there in case you can't ever find me here.

 

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