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Memes for Me? Subject: Genderswap

So I always see this sort of thing on everyone's journals, and I love the idea of it.  So here goes.

Let's start with a genderswap meme for Avatar the Last Airbender.  The rules are:

-Three prompts per comment
-List the character(s) to be swapped.  Any other details are optional.
-From the first five replies I'll write one of the prompts.

Ok folks, lay it on me!

Crossposting for Fun and Profit

Short version, I am now the main moderator/maintainer of the Avatar Big Bang Community.  Check there for more details, http://community.livejournal.com/avatarbigbang/ I'll try not to go mad with power, but an evil laugh may be in order.

Week from...blarg...just blarg

So good news?  No longer a temp, officially hired on with the State Department.  Which means that I even get a bit of sick leave, not much as I have the new hire probation to work through, but still good as I caught the Mo-Fo of all colds this week and it knocked me flat out.  I actually had to take a day and a half off and I still haven't gotten over it.  It didn't help that I also had to get a filling for a cavity that I wasn't aware I had until it got as bad as it did, so that was not only resoundingly unpleasant but also has me wonderfully paranoid about my other teeth.

...That's all I really have for now.  I mean, more has been happening, but I'm not going to go into the details openly because of the info involved regarding other people in real life.

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Avengers, Assemble!

So I was totally going to write today...Really, I was...Don't give me that look!

Anyways, I was going to write...buuuuuut I got distracted by YouTube.  Not just by YouTube, but by someone who uploaded all the episodes of the latest version of The Avengers.  Seriously, check it out, it's awesome.

That's all I've got, I would have a detailed breakdown of my opinions but it's past bedtime.  Seriously, I've been watching this all day...I love cartoons.

Random Update is Random

So having only slept five hours, I'm oddly refreshed.

Anyways, mostly just posting to make sure I put something online this weekend.  It's gonna be another busy one (same as last week and the next few coming).  But, as my previous post shows, I am still writing, just working on making sure I have the time for it.

I've gotten a lot of work done on Dragon lately, and got the ball rolling on another of my Avatar fics.

...umm, that's all for now.  I'm off to watch some friends test for their next rank of black belt.

Can you believe it?

I've been writing!  I know right?

Anyways, yes, I have been writing.  I've been busy during the week with work, and this past weekend was busier than I was expecting (as is this upcoming one) but I've been writing!  Woo hoo!

So the reason I bring this up is this.  I have been working on Dragon Unborn, I'm currently at the scene right before Zhao and the Agni Kai.  Because seriously, the set up I have for this alternate universe makes that fight that much more appropriate.  From there, my current outline goes to the solstice and the spirit world/fire temple.  It occurs to me that I have forgotten about Kyoshi Island.

And this, good readers, cannot stand.  For one, it's a good way to add a bit more meat to the story before jumping to the Spirit World (Which is the mid-point/first conflict/climax of the story) so it would be good to include.  Also, it provides great opportunity for Azula/Sokka banter later in the fic.

So, thoughts?  Comments?  No idea what I'm talking about since you've seen none of the fic thus far?  No problem.  This fic is no longer part of a challenge or group work or anything.  It's just being done because I WANT TO FINISH IT!  So feel free to ask any questions about the outline, what's already written, what I'm planning/looking to do, etc.

In which I am a nerd...again.

I went to see Rango today...and it was much, much better than I was expecting.  I'm a huge fan of westerns to begin with.  And the way the story was presented was just...something else.  I'm going to say it is NOT for kids.  The opening scene in particular has some...*shudder* nauseatingly disgusting bits.  And while that passes quickly there are some characters that WILL give children nightmares.

Anyways, I liked it so much I went ahead and wrote fanfiction for it!  XD

Cut for Spoilers/FicCollapse )

 

Life, the universe, and everything.

So yeah, that whole life thing?  How's it going for everyone.

Well, mine isn't so bad.  I offically have a job with the grand state of VT (where I live obviously).  I've been working as a temp employee since January, and the only irksome thing is that I have to wait until April before I can get on the state's payroll & benefits.  The temp agency is insisting on digging in their heels and making me serve my 90 days in the position and blah blah blah.  Forget it, at least I have a job officially again.  I'm going to just think of this as a pending pay raise.

For those of you who know, I've been working multiple jobs lately, but once I got the good news about the state job I couldn't resist quitting McDonalds.  I'm so, so SO relieved that I'm out of there.  This is the first weekend off I've had since last MAY!  No more "Do you want fries with that?"

Moving on, I've also moved and was finally able to get out of a stressful & extremely negative situation.  I've been living alone in a nice little condo since the end of January, and I am looking for someone to move in to make the costs easier, but it can wait if need be.  Aside from lousy property maintenance, and you know what?  I can shovel the snow myself if it really comes down to it.

But on to more important things, like fanfiction! XD

I'm enjoying the works produced by the mini-bang over at http://community.livejournal.com/avatarbigbang/ and I can't wait for the full project.  My entry I feel could have been better, I ended up really rushing it.  So much so that someone who used the same art prompt (http://i.imgur.com/cOBf2.jpg) basically did exactly the story I was aiming for...but much much better.  Compare, mine: http://community.livejournal.com/avatarbigbang/18965.html and theirs: http://community.livejournal.com/avatarbigbang/21805.html

And you know what?  Good for them.  Seriously.

But regardless of all that, now that I'm not going to be killing myself at jobs like McD's, thus also giving more free time.  I'll be writing significantly more.  I still have to settle into a good routine, and there's also a lot of work to here at the new place, I still haven't even finished unpacking.  But all said and done, things are steadily improving.  2010 was a rough year, but 2011 is looking good.

Really, I can't help but notice that my life started getting better once I started going out with my girlfriend.  I get a girlfriend, and I find steady temp work, which then becomes permanent.  I get a girlfriend, and I find a new place to live.  I get a girlfriend, and...well, I have a girlfriend!  XD

That's all for now.  Thanks for reading.

In-Progress Meme

Stolen from Avocado-Love, Lavanya-Six...and whoever else has already done this.

By now this meme should be familiar to all.  I'll post the titles of all my fics that are currently unfinished/in-progress...so really all of them.  Post a comment for which titles interest you and I'll reply with an excerpt.  In the case of projects that are currently undergoing massive reworks, I'll post something from the most recent draft, as the first drafts are outdated at this point.  I also haven't included anything that I've abandoned.

Ok, enough excuses.  Here you go:

Unborn Mk.2
The Spirit Eater
The Royal Family
Problem Squared
The Mirror plotbunny
The Shadowed Menace
Western Wars

Wow...that's a short list.  I'm either very focused or very lazy.

...yeah I'm going with lazy.

Despite Rumors to the Contrary

I am still alive.

The short version, for those few of you who follow my journal, I've been working multiple jobs, and moved at the end of January.  Now that I have moved, a lot of the personal stresses I was dealing with are no longer so prevalent.

All that aside, I have been writing, I've been working hard on the Avatar Big Bang projects at http://community.livejournal.com/avatarbigbang/  I've already done one minibang and may even sneak in another.  Also getting ready for the full version coming soon.

That's all for now, I'm not gonna post anything from the Big Bang as those projects go there first.

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