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I have two questions, come to think of it.

First, how do you, my bestest flist, save fanfic that you like? Do you just bookmark it and trust that it will still be there on the morrow? Or is there some way in which you web-clip it to somewhere so that you can read it whenever? What options do I have there?


Second, I have a Droid, and need an LJ client that shows my flist. This is now the primary way that I get online, and the "offical" client is strictly a post upload program. Bonus points if it's Free.


Is anyone still out there reading this? I know I've been gone a *really* long time. I want desperately to get back into blogging, but I just haven't figured out where and how and all that good frustrating stuff...
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Dear Yuletide Author,

First of all, thank you thank you thank you! I am SO excited and looking forward to this whole process. :) (The first part I cribbed off of my letter last year, but I figure, why reinvent the wheel, you know?)

In general, I like 'shippy stuff, and witty banter, and have a particular love of thick and heavy UST (depending on the couple, and how much that fits their personality, of course.) My biggest sticking point/wish is that characters be in character or have good, well thought out reasons *not* to be in character. ::g:: Any rating you'd like to write is ok with me.

More particularly (thoughts and suggestions you are free to include or not as it moves you):

Haven: I have developed a total obsession with the whole "Nathan can feel Audrey's touch" issue. I'm not particularly interested in just a PWP with these two, but would love something that looks at the UST and sensuality of Nathan secretly being able to feel any time Audrey touches him, or even after he's revealed to her that he can feel her, and it being *their* little secret and the new dimensions that it brings to their relationship.

I also <3 the idea of Nathan/Audrey/Duke as a threesome, and any plot or PWP potential there-in. :)

The Changeover: Mostly, I'd love to get a glimpse into what Laura and Sorry's life is like once they return to school after she's changed and the whole issue with Jacko is taken care of.

Greek Mythology: any sort of Dionysus-centric fic would be fabulous. :)

Warehouse 13: I love Pete/Myka of course, but I am also fascinated with the relationship between Myka and H.G.. (And I would never say no to Myka/H.G./Pete fic.)

Much love and thanks,

Koren
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So. If I were to, say, do Merlin OT4 for my NaNo this year, what fics, ep reviews, art, and/or vids would you recommend I OD on to get in the right headspace?

Posted via LiveJournal app for iPhone.

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Dear Yuletide Author,

Hi!

I am so excited! I would be pretty equally happy with any of my choices, so whichever you like best or get the best idea for would be awesome.

In general, I like 'shippy stuff, and witty banter, and have a particular love of thick and heavy UST (depending on the couple, and how much that fits their personality, of course.) My biggest sticking point/wish is that characters be in character or have good, well thought out reasons *not* to be in character. I like fics that delve into characterization - and even better if it's a third party observing the main characters thinking about how they interact with one another. I like comedy, and drama, but prefer if characters aren't hurt too terribly badly by the time things are over. Hurt/comfort is ok, so long as there really is comfort there to make it better. ::g:: Any rating you'd like to write is ok with me.

More particularly (thoughts and suggestions you are free to include or not as it moves you):

Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants: I'm a huge Bee/Lena 'shipper. I love Carmen as well and like Tibby ok. I am particularly curious about what their lives are like several years past the end of the series, or even what their lives are like once they have children of their own.

The Changeover: I'd love to know what else happens to Laura and Sorry (I do 'ship them) now that she's changed, and they're back to their lives as (not quite) normal.

Mythology: I have much love for Dionysus all over the place as well as Persephone. I ship Dionysus/Ariadne and think Theseus is a bit of a putz. I like everything from simple re-tellings to completely interpretive re-invention of mythology, so feel free to go nuts. ::g::

GI Joe: I love Scarlett/Snake Eyes, but see interesting potential for Scarlett (this one in particular) having a range of relationships with the different men on her team. Exploration of what those relationships are like and might be (or might become) would be amazing.

Above all - thank you so much for being my Yuletide author, and for taking the time to write me a present! I really do appreciate it!

Love,

Koren/CyberMathWitch/Rose
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I've had a week. I have a sneaking suspicion the next one won't be a lot better from that standpoint, though it certainly has the potential of being better in some areas. (The part I'm not quite so encouraged about is the part that would be roll-over from this week.)

I washed out of the writing round of [livejournal.com profile] startrekbigbang, and am about to do the same thing with the [livejournal.com profile] polybigbang unless the word-fairy helps me out with a miracle today. I really hate that, because to me it means I wasn't on the ball and was procrastination girl and therefore it's my own damn fault. I do that with way too many things.

There are big weeks going on over at [livejournal.com profile] whedonland and [livejournal.com profile] legendland and in both cases, they snuck up on me and now they're in full swing and I don't feel like I have a good grasp of what's going on, how it works, or what I should be doing. Therefore, when I run across those posts, I feel sort of like you would imagine someone would feel running alongside a train who's steadily increasing it's speed as it leaves the station.

The main reason for that is, quite simply, I've had a bad week. I haven't slept well (by which I mean that I've either fallen asleep before I meant to, and therefore in a weird position and done that thing where you keep waking up just enough to know you need to move, but not enough to *actually* move, or I've fallen asleep ok but woken up incredibly stiff, sore, and tired. It's not unusual, but a week and a half (or more) in a row of it is very draining. And when my energy gets low (it doesn't take a lot, I don't have much to begin with) then I get very muddle-headed. Like VERY muddle-headed. Like, I can't read a paragraph (or sometimes a sentence) without fading out on it and not understanding what's going on or what it's saying. I'm in no way, shape, or form a stupid person, but that level of tired makes me into one, and I really sort of hate it. Caffeine can only do so much, and I have to watch how much of that I have anyway.

In completely other news, I'm now the Secretary for the Board of Whedonites United. There's all sorts of stuff surrounding that giving me stress, but I feel a really strong calling to do more in terms of fandom community organization to help fulfill that side of my job as a priestess to Dionysus. I do a lot of the religious stuff already, but fandom community has been neglected for the last several years.

Oh, and the husband just enrolled (today - well, yesterday, now) in Massage Therapy school. I'm really quite proud of him, and overall am very pleased with this turn of events. We have to meet with the Financial Aid office there next week, and classes start the middle of next month. Hopefully he'll be able to get financial aid and hopefully anything that doesn't cover his family will be willing to help out with. But this should - no, this *WILL* open up a lot of opportunities for him both now and for his (well, our) future. So I'm pleased and hopeful.

Tomorrow (Today) is Rosh Hoshanah, so I'll be busy all day helping [livejournal.com profile] kadollan get ready, and cook, and so forth.
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I'm gauging interest in doing a Battlestar Galactica (2003) Big Bang. Recently I've been involved in several Harry Potter Big Bangs but I haven't seen one for Battlestar yet. (This doesn't mean there isn't one out there, just that I haven't run across it.) So if you could take a minute to fill out the poll below, I'd really, really appreciate it.

ETA: Ok, I am a dunce and missed that there was already a BSG Big Bang at [livejournal.com profile] bsg_bigbang. However, since it's winding down, I am still really thinking about doing this, and am more swayed in the Pilots! direction.

ALSO! If you happen to be on any Battlestar themed comms or lists, or if you have a very BSG-centric flist, I would love you forever if you could post a note, link, etc about this so that I can get this to a larger section of the fandom. THANK YOU!!!

(If you aren't familiar with a Big Bang fic fest, the basic premise is that authors sign up to write a long fic - usually there's a 10,000 to 20,000 word minimum - and they all get posted in a big "bang" of fic at the end of the process. You aren't writing for someone else, so you have free range (within the theme of the Big Bang) to decide what you're going to write. Usually, there are several months between initial, non-binding sign-ups when you write a rough draft to turn in, and then a couple months after that draft is turned in to polish it and turn it into a finished piece. There are often art, fan-mixing, and vidding sign-ups associated with the project so that everyone has a chance to do something.)


[Poll #1459601]
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Firstly: Happy birthday [livejournal.com profile] poetheather!

Secondly: Various updates and so forth.

I finished my fic for [livejournal.com profile] hermionebigbang. I still need to work like a mad thing on [livejournal.com profile] startrekbigbang, [livejournal.com profile] polybigbang, and [livejournal.com profile] hp_triangle. I know that my Star Trek fic is about Gaila (and have spent WAAAAAAYYY too much time and energy on creating Orion words for family members, and not nearly enough on the plot for this point in the process). I want to write a Sam/Dean/OFC SPN story for the Poly Big Bang (though by that I mean that Sam/OFC and Dean/OFC are going on simultaneously without any direct Sam/Dean-ness involved). If there's anyone out there on my lovely flist who's fluent in seasons 1 and 2 of SPN who wants to be a reader/cheerleader, then I would be much obliged. My HP Triangle fic should be much shorter, but I have a lot of world-shifting to deal with since it's AU. Oh, and I picked up one of the orphan pieces of art on [livejournal.com profile] hermionebigbang so that's another at least 500 words I need to write.

My brain has been eaten by Little Mosque on the Prairie This is one of those shows that just frickin' makes. me. happy.

Right this minute I have a headache like whoa. Well, it's actually my neck and back but it's because of and causing (simultaneously) the headache, so it's a headache. I want ice cream and more eps of Little Mosque and maybe to finish Phoenix and Ashes.

And hey, Uhura is suing Captain Cragen on Law & Order: SVU right now. Hunh.

I need a strategy for the new TV season. I'm OCD like that. I feel kind of... adrift because VCR recording isn't in the cards anymore, but I don't have anything like a TIVO either. I need to figure out what I want to keep up with and watch, and when it's on and where the eps are online in case I miss it. It may be time for a new TV post/round-up. Probably yeah.

[livejournal.com profile] whedonland is kicking my ass, and [livejournal.com profile] legendland is making me happy. I apparently don't have enough of a driving interest in enough of the Whedonverse (which is weird since the only parts I don't like so much are seasons 4-7 of Buffy and seasons 4 and 5 of Angel.) I can't tell if those are just the parts that most everyone else focuses on, or if I'm just on crack or something? But [livejournal.com profile] legendland is AWESOME. Except that I stayed up way too late last night and was too frickin' tired from the weekend to get any headers done and submitted for the header challenge, and don't really have enough interest in Richard or Denna by themselves to do headers for them.

Oh, and I've discovered LiveMocha which is a really, really awesome language learning site. It uses a really mixed up audio/visual/writing/speaking/quizzes/flashcards sort of method as well as user-helping-user elements that are really neat. When you submit a written or spoken exercise, it tags people who speak the language you're trying to learn to check over it, and sometimes pings you to check things for others. I kind of love it so far, but I wish it had Hebrew. :( (I'm doing Japanese, French, and Greek right now, though.)

I have religious ponderings too, but they seem kind of out of place shoved in here at the end. So I'll have to save them for another post.

FINISHED!

Sep. 7th, 2009 12:21 am
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WHEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!! I'm done I'm done I'm done I'm done!
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You don't have to sign up for the community in order to vote - it's FREE AND OPEN TO EVERYONE!

Seriously, the more voters the better.

In case you aren't familiar with the system, pre-registered competitors write drabbles, which are all posted together anonymously. You vote for your most favorite and least favorite, so every week there's a winner and one or two people who get voted out, until there's a "Last Drabble Writer Standing". In this case, all drabbles have to mention Draco, Ginny, or Draco/Ginny, and there's a different prompt every week. We're having a blast, and it would be wonderful if you could take a minute to stop by and read and vote.

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Ok, a couple of you should have replies asking for clarification, but here are the answers to the rest of the prompts I've gotten thus far:

Those Five Things... )
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Title: Dear Savas (The High School Edition) #2
Author: Koren M. ([livejournal.com profile] cybermathwitch)
Disclaimer: Not mine, not at all. This incarnation of Jo McCoy and Savas belong to [livejournal.com profile] jessofthebugs, and the universe and other characters belong to Star Trek & etc.
Pairing: Joanna McCoy/Savas, but not quite yet. Forgive them, they're slow on the uptake. ;)
Rating: PG
Type: Series, Remix, Epistolary
Warnings: None
Word Count: 1,029
Summary: Even Vulcan adults can be set in their ways (otherwise known as being stubborn and shortsighted).
Notes: Again, many thanks to [livejournal.com profile] jessofthebugs for letting me play in her sandbox and being an awesome beta.

(This is in the same universe as the Dear Daddy series. The rest of this series is here.)

"Deciding one's path is perhaps the first and greatest test of an individual's reasoning..."
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NaNoWriMo does strange things to the soul.

The first time that I delved into it's exhilarating, frightening, unknown waters (and if you've never done it, it really is a bit like diving off a pier at midnight into a body of water you've never seen) was probably around 2000. I think that I wrote maybe 1000 words, if that much on a very random whim without really understanding a thing about what I was trying to do. At the time, I had no sense of the actual scope of the thing, or of the idea of pacing myself and therefore I also didn't really put myself into it.

In 2003, I revisited the idea, this time with a plot bunny I'd gotten from a friend of mine. By that time, I'd moved on from college and was working at a 40-hour a week job, and was coming down from a several-week-long panic attack (bordering on nervous breakdown). That's the year I really think of as my first foray into the actual heart of the project, and while I made a bunch of the beginner mistakes (like not sticking to a daily word count) I also managed about 40,000 of the cherished 50,000 word goal.

I think in 2004 I suffered from a total lack of any inspiration, and in 2005 I was between jobs, inspiration-less, and in the middle of having problems with mental illness that sapped any creative energy I possessed. But 2006? 2006 was the year I discovered Battlestar Galactica, and had my fandom muses renewed. It was also the first year that I made it to 50,000 words (some of which got written in a fugue state that had me going back later and thinking "when did I write that?!" but in a good way.)

It was still a solitary endeavor (complete with askance looks from friends and family at ever mention of it). In 2007, I managed to coerce [livejournal.com profile] kadollan into participating with me, and we both wrote Harry Potter fic. Because the word count goal in and of itself was no longer challenge enough, I decided that I should attempt (for the first time ever in my life) to exert some self-discipline and stick to the daily prescribed word count of 1667 words. I actively bribed myself with the promise of silk yarn from Blue Moon Fiber Arts and kept pictures of both said yarn and Luna Lovegood (my central character and newly discovered muse) on my desktop at work. And you know what? I did it. I absolutely did.

So last year, it was Harry Potter again, only it wasn't at first because [livejournal.com profile] the_disco_fairy tried to talk me into original fiction. That failed like a fail-y thing, because I caught [livejournal.com profile] kadollan's HP Next-Gen bug, but I tried to do two at once for awhile, because I was unemployed again, and why not? I ended up with an unholy (and really awfully close to cheating) union of the two by the end of things (along with a 60,000+ word count).

So at some point, I got to be the sort of writer who says "15,000 words? That's easy!" and means it. It's a realization I had going into the [livejournal.com profile] hermionebigbang this year. The hell? I can see how I got there, but it's still a surprise, kind of.

And all those fics that I've written for NaNo that have never seen the light of day? I'm using the [livejournal.com profile] ginnybigbang and [livejournal.com profile] harrypotterbang as an excuse to get them finished, edited, and posted.

The [livejournal.com profile] startrekbigbang and [livejournal.com profile] polybigbang are going to be new endeavors, like the [livejournal.com profile] hermionebigbang is. And I think that the [livejournal.com profile] hermionebigbang just might be what's leading into this year's NaNo storyline.
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There's also the [livejournal.com profile] harrypotterbang, which is pretty much anything-goes HP-themed Big Bang, and [livejournal.com profile] polybigbang which is a multi-fandom polyship-themed Big Bang.

I'm already signed on as an Author and a Mixer for the [livejournal.com profile] startrekbigbang.

I know it *sounds* like I'm a crazy person, but really, half of these are going to be pieces that I've got a big chunk of sitting on my harddrive, just waiting for an excuse to see the light of day.

(Really, this is a tricky trick on my life to get the universe to provide a job that will make all of these fic obligations a million times harder. Murphy's Law and all, you know. ;) )
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First, I'm currently in the process of moving all my fanfiction from here and [livejournal.com profile] koren_m over to the new fic community/archive I'm sharing with [livejournal.com profile] kadollan and [livejournal.com profile] jessofthebugs: [livejournal.com profile] awfully_clever. Currently [livejournal.com profile] jessofthebugs is posting her Chekov/Sulu series Victor, Victor over there as well as one or two ST: Reboot one-shots. Go. Read. Reply. Friend. (Actually, you'll need to watch the comm rather than join as it's closed to just the three of us for posting. But y'all know what I mean and how this sort of thing works. ::g::)

Second, I'm currently irritated by the lack of flexibility in the LJ layout. More specifically, that most active sidebar components don't work with it. If anyone has any workarounds, I'd love to hear them. I'm too deeply entrenched in the LJ universe/community to actually move my journal over to blogger permanently.

Fic plea!

Jun. 21st, 2009 04:18 pm
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I posted this over at [livejournal.com profile] hermionebangers , but so far haven't received a response so I thought I'd try y'all: 

I need good post-DH harry potter fic, stat.  I'm trying to write for the HermioneBigBang, and my muses have all abandoned me.  I have a plot, but no character voices rattling around inside my head.  So anything immediately following DH and preferrably involving Harry, Ron, and Hermione would be awesome beyond words. 

Please rec me fic? 
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So, I have a friend that wants BSG fic. Only, she's only seen the show up through Scar. So what I need to know, is what fic is good, that's there or right before there.

Please to have recs and suggestions?

Thank you!
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 Gakked from [livejournal.com profile] ez_as_pi :

Post a single sentence from each WIP you have (or as many as you want to pick). No context, no explanations. No more than one sentence.
 
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Title: Cunning

Author: Koren M.

Rating: PG

'Ship:  Kara/Lee

Disclaimer: Not mine.  They're Ron Moore, David Eick, and the SciFi Channel's

Warnings: none

Spoilers:  Hmm... depends on how you look at it - if you want to be *completely* safe, then through the first half of season three.  But it's incredibly tiny.

Summary:  Some things are hereditary.

Notes: Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] ez_as_pi  for the beta.

 

Cunning )
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Title: In Conflict

Author: Koren M.

Rating: NC-17

'Ship:  Kara/Lee

Disclaimer: Not mine.  They're Ron Moore, David Eick, and the SciFi Channel's

Warnings: sexual content

Spoilers:  Through "Flight of the Phoenix"

Summary:  Conflict can be sexy.

Notes: Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] ez_as_pi  for the beta.

 

In Conflict )
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Apparently I did my math wrong somewhere, and day twelve will be Christmas Eve, not Christmas Day.   I am made of counting-fail.  ;)  Mayhaps I will come up with a surprise for Christmas Day instead...

Title:
Three Unrelated Observations from Kara's Mind, and One from Lee's

Author: Koren M.

Rating: R

'Ship:  Kara/Lee

Disclaimer: Not mine.  They're Ron Moore, David Eick, and the SciFi Channel's

Warnings: Mild sexual content

Spoilers:  Through the first half of season 3

Summary:  Completely unrelated ponderings from Kara (mostly) and Lee.

Notes: Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] ez_as_pi  for the beta.

 

Observations )

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