terajk: Iroh and Toph dancing (iroh & toph: Dancing)
For [community profile] white_lotus:

In a move that should surprise no one, I wrote this:

Adventure(s)! (1011 words) by faviconterajk
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Avatar: The Last Airbender
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warning: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Azula/Toph Bei Fong
Characters: Toph Bei Fong, Azula (Avatar)
Summary:

In which Toph has a(nother) life-changing field trip with a member of the Fire Nation royal family.


This was supposed to be the Epic (for Me) Story of How Azula and Toph Found Ursa. No, really. It was supposed to be 6,000 words. But it ended up being 3,000 words of Feelings and fistfights, because I don't even know how to find my own mother at the grocery store. And then I tried to have them find a MacGuffin Ursa's guqin, which was somehow in the Bei Fongs' possession so they had to rob Toph's own parents. (One of the things [personal profile] lizbee asked for was Azula as the Blue Spirit.) But then that was stupid: why wouldn't Toph's parents just give it to her?

Because I feel bad, here is something that got cut (mention of canon violence):
Read more... )

I also wrote treats! Treats are fun, as 1,000 words is kind of epic for me.

Endgame (100 words) by faviconterajk
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Avatar: The Last Airbender
Rating: General Audiences
Warning: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Azula/Mai (Avatar)
Characters: Mai (Avatar), Azula (Avatar)
Summary:

The silences are Mai's favorite part of the game.



I love Mai, and her relationship with Azula fascinates me. However, Mai is also hard for me to write. (In the series, both Mai and Ty Lee have facial expressions that I tend to miss). I also love drabbles, especially for things I'm not confident writing. (If it's terrible, at least it's over soon.) I wasn't sure about this one, since [personal profile] pleonasm asked specifically for no cuckolding, and I...wasn't sure if this came across as cuckolding. In my head, Zuko's okay with it (local Gaang are all various shades of poly, just because it's more fun that way, and also, Katara can be with Mai and Toph at the same time), but wouldn't have understood that they were flirting.

State Dinner (244 words) by faviconterajk
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Avatar: The Last Airbender
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warning: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Aang/Katara/Mai/Sokka/Suki/Toph Bei Fong/Ty Lee/Zuko (Avatar)
Characters: Mai (Avatar), Aang (Avatar), Zuko (Avatar), Sokka (Avatar), Suki (Avatar), Ty Lee (Avatar), Toph Bei Fong, Katara (Avatar)
Summary:

All major political events go like this.


Fellow fleet shipper [personal profile] glass_icarus asked for OTGaang last year. I finally had an idea this year. I wasn't sure if it had enough cuddles or too much perving. But it was fun!


This was for [community profile] fan_flashworks, which I'm also counting for Heroes Arrive Last:

Renovations (comic, Soul Eater, Marie Mjolnir & Death the Kid)

On the one hand, I'm very proud of this drawing, because I've never drawn an Anime Shock Face before, even with a model. But on the other hand....I've never drawn an Anime Shock Face before. I also learn something new with every drawing. This one's lesson was: 'Tis better to draw the white lines in Kid's hair in the coloring phase than in the sketching phase, you goofus."

Speaking of which, there was supposed to be a panel where they were like, "We're a god and a demon hammer. LET'S FIRE THIS DAY FOREVER AND HAVE TEA," but by that point I hated Kid's hair and vowed never to draw it again. *facepalm.*

Gah! Plot!

Dec. 31st, 2011 06:25 pm
terajk: Text: WTF?! Azula, looking the part. (azula: wtf?!)
So,[community profile] white_lotus fic is now twice as long as the longest thing I’ve ever written. It is a mess, goes nowhere, and every time I look at it I panic. It looks like it’s gone somewhere, though, because I keep writing bits I feel like writing, even if they aren’t supposed to happen yet. The problem is, it needs an actual plot and I DON’T WRITE PLOT. And I don’t know how to get the plot to start. I’m of half a mind just to scrap the whole thing, or even see if I can expand bits I’ve written into something that doesn’t need a plot. (This seems like the best plan.)

The problem is, I panic every time I think about it, and then avoid it. (This is what I do, especially when something seems too “big”) I was doing so well when I just thought of it in little pieces, but then I was all: “I’m writing this epic thing!” and then everything broke. (Today I managed to write 100 words, which is pretty good, but still no plot.)

But! I like the plot! It would totally be a story I’d read if I didn’t have to write the damn thing. People in my f-list who write long, plotty things (or just long things--the longest thing I’ve written before this was 1400+ words), HOW DO YOU DO IT?
terajk: Ryoga, grabbing Ranma by his pajama-top and shouting: "Do you remember where my house is?!" (katara: looking up & slightly angry)
 
One level left in the boring game I am supposed to be reviewing! Yay! (OMG, internet, it is SO BORING. Sadly. I have to write at least 600 words about it, and I can only think of one, which is "meh.") ETA: And...done!

Also, a few straggling Christmas cards left! ETA: And...done!

And I really, really, really will work on my [community profile] white_lotus  fic today. (As with something I wrote for [community profile] white_lotus last year, it is on the one hand the most ambitious thing I have ever written and on the other won't be anonymous to ANYONE.) So obviously, I am terrified of it, because OH MY GOODNESS WHAT HAVE I DONE? Someone kick me in the pants.

cut for Ranma 1/2 silliness and also discussion of incest )
terajk: Toph pointing and laughing. TEXT: Fail (toph: fail!)
So...my [community profile] white_lotus fic is supposed to be an adventure. It is 2,000 words of dialogue.

BAH! PLOT!
terajk: Ryoga, grabbing Ranma by his pajama-top and shouting: "Do you remember where my house is?!" (tylee upsidedown)
[community profile] white_lotus's Lunar New Year gift exchange is unanonymized!
Many things were made... )
terajk: Iroh and Toph dancing (iroh & toph: Dancing)
Assignment the Second is DONE! (with 45 minutes to spare) Go, me!

Naturally, it could be better. It needs, like, three more drafts and I'm not happy with the last third and I broke everything and I am the WORST ANONYMOUS EVER and the recipient will be like: "What is this crap?" But it's done and is the longest piece of fiction I've ever written so...cake!

ETA: Reading it over again, Assignment #2 isn't as horrible as I thought. It really does need another draft: there's one part in particular that could use more words. I'll have to do a director's cut later. But considering my fiction-writing skills at this point and the collision between my spatial impairment and one scene as well as A DAMN MOTIF, I did all right. (Lower your expectations! It's more fun!)

Now, because I totally deserve it, I'm off to read Of the Fruit (and not the Flower) (aka the Azuliad) by [personal profile] recessional. You probably definitely should, too. I'm not completely finished reading, but SWEET CEILING-CAT, this fic, you guys.

*cake for all*
terajk: Ryoga, grabbing Ranma by his pajama-top and shouting: "Do you remember where my house is?!" (i made it)
Ahem.

I had to listen to Voltaire and, during breaks, "Friends on the Other Side" from The Princess and the Frog, for an extra kick in the pants. (ARE YOU READY?!) But now Assignment the Second is 1,000 words long. It's not time for cake, but maybe muffins.

*hands out virtual muffins*
terajk: Ryoga, grabbing Ranma by his pajama-top and shouting: "Do you remember where my house is?!" (i made it)
Treat the Only: Done and handed in.

Assignment the Ever-Lovin' Second: The stuff I thought was definite totally isn't, and doesn't make any sense whatsoever. I did manage an insight into something yesterday (which developed into something more today), but the shape I REALLY wanted for the story won't work. I had thought the other shape would make it end less well, but maybe that's not true.

ETA: While [Agent Cooper] technically can go to [the Black Lodge] at this time, it would be very rude/strange, even for him. He could go at a different time, but it's very important that both [Leland Palmer] and [Sarah Palmer] are there. Without the special circumstances that make it unlikely for [Agent Cooper] to be there right now, I have no idea how this could happen.

I have three days to write something and no idea how it goes. But then I have lots of experience wandering lost. It'll be a surprise even to ME!

*deep breath*
terajk: Ryoga, grabbing Ranma by his pajama-top and shouting: "Do you remember where my house is?!" (tylee tightrope)
Assignment the First: Done and handed in. (I am so proud).

Assignment the Second: Dear Lord, Assignment the Second )
terajk: Ryoga, grabbing Ranma by his pajama-top and shouting: "Do you remember where my house is?!" (tylee upsidedown)
After reading How Do You Write So Fast? by [personal profile] synecdochic, I've been practicing turning off my inner editor and just writing to word goals. This way I can write 200 words a half hour, and they are not the most horrible words ever. Gaze upon all I have accomplished, Internet!

Things I have written )

I also use Ommwriter, a full-screen text editor that makes clicky noises when I type. (I'm a very auditory person; the clicky noises are an impetus to type more words).
terajk: Ryoga, grabbing Ranma by his pajama-top and shouting: "Do you remember where my house is?!" (toph fail)
I have always liked writing. The first things I wrote were "Roses are red/Violets are blue" poems like the ones I'd seen in Bugs Bunny cartoons. I wrote stories about a rabbit named Alice, who was a being very different from me that I was afraid I was. I wrote tons of stories that I never finished, getting lost in my own plot by page twenty--always page 20--in the same way I got lost in my own school.

More angst follows )

Squeeee!

Dec. 2nd, 2010 04:31 pm
terajk: Iroh and Toph dancing (iroh & toph: Dancing)
I love my assignment(s) for the White Lotus Lunar New Year Gift Exchange. LOVE them. Though I feel sorry for whoever has me. I was not very helpful in explaining things I like. Oh well--I'm not picky.

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