prairie_grass
24 April 2007 @ 02:22 am
Crossover Fiction - Dry My Tears - 05  
Okay, alright, stop the press, here it is. Firstly, my sincere apologies for how insanely long this has taken. Please forgive. In my defence, since the last chapter I have moved house, got a new job, started uni, had a mental break down, quit said job and learned a shit-load of Japanese. ^_^ (Though not much in the scale of things at all!) Hopefully the next one won't be nearly as bad! Oh and, this chapter is almost three times the length of my average chapters. zom. Anyway, on with the show. Apologies for any weirdness or bad tenses, my brain died a bit on the whole, ‘English language’ thing for this chapter. *smiles weakly* (not as though it’s my first language or anything! <--sarcasm. ^_^;)


Previous Chapters:

/ Chapter One / Chapter Two / Chapter Three / Chapter Four /


Summary and warnings etc )


Dry My Tears - Chapter Five )
 
 
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prairie_grass
23 April 2007 @ 09:44 pm
The evening's activity iiiiis...  
*Edits*

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*EDITS*

...I realised I kinda forgot about this chapter that I promised I'd post on the weekend. Weekend which is OVER. >_>

So yeah.

... *Edits*


(P.S. Where is everybody lately?? Someone come and talk to me, I'm loooonely!)

[edit - 1 hour later] Fuck this chapter is long! [/edit]

[edit - 3 hours later] Gaaaaaaaaaaahhhhh. finished editing, starting formatting. Gaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah! [/edit]
 
 
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prairie_grass
18 April 2007 @ 09:46 pm
Duuuuuude  
Finished the draft of chapter five. 7,842 words. Sixteen pages. That's over half the length of the whole bloody story so far.


BLOODY HELL!

*Flails for a while*

Anyway, I'll have to let it sit for a few days, then I'll do a last edit and hopefully post on the weekend. It's not perfect, but if I wait for perfection then I'm going to be waiting a very, very long time. It's good enough.

In other news:
I got a MASSIVE amount of holiday pay from my job, (turns out I'd worked there for just on a year, so was eligible for annual leave and as such got 2 weeks full-time paid holidays. @_@ meep!) Although most of it is going straight to paying off debt, me and one of my flatmates went halves over buying a small telly for my room. (My room wins because it's cleaner, and that's saying something!) Because the telly in the common room is both too small and is kinda annoying to use when there are people around. Also, I wanted to set up my Playstation, but I didn't want it in the common room because my evil flatmate would probably break it or spill maple syrup all through the controller or something equally strange. Other than that, when I get my money back for my course books, now I can spend some of it on crap as well as debt-repayment. I've decided to get the complete Roswell series. (Only ever saw the last season) Really looking forward to it.

Still haven't got another job. Waitin. -_-
 
 
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prairie_grass
10 April 2007 @ 03:22 pm
writing missions  
I'm on a mission. I want chapter 5 of DMT done by the end of the day. I'm currently at 5,914 words total (yes, it is STUPIDLY HUGE!), I've done 500~ today, did the same last night, and now I really need a break because I'm getting RSI pains for the first time in bloody ages and that's BADDD.

But yes, continued updates will filter in as I get this done, (or not). I reckon I've got about another 1,500 to go? I'll be back!

6:52pm )

10:27pm )


Wednesday - 11pm )
 
 
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prairie_grass
14 March 2007 @ 08:12 pm
We're under attack! (Or at least, I am)  
Wah! *spazzes and falls over after being hit by the writing-frenzy stick*

I'm supposed to be sick and resting and lying around not doing anything. Instead I have been writing for three hours and have got.. *checks* 2,803 words done for the doom-scene for this chapter (I seem to have at least one of those per-chapter, don't I?) which means we're at 4,020 all up, with this scene to finish and one more after that. I still don't know if I'm getting the characterization right, but this is muuuuuch better than the previous version, so hopefully it will stick.

If I wasn't sick and in a weird mood, I think I would be freaking out over how much I wrote all in one go, but my brain is like, 'Meh. You wanna do some more?' me: 'Uhh, I don't know, probably not, almost 3,000 words is probably enough for one day, right?' Brain: 'If you say so.'

Weirdness also covers the oddity that I have _no_ RSI right now. At all. Dunno if it's the new desk/chair arrangement, sickness or the fact that because I haven't written in about 3 weeks my hands have had a good chance to heal. Who knows. Hope it lasts.

In random early onset of winter, it started raining yesterday and it's been freezing and wet ever since. :/ I have to walk to the doctor in it tomorrow. :( Not really all that pleased about it. I'm also kinda freaking out that because I'm missing so many classes I'm going to be completely screwed in the coming week. @_@ Must not freak out so much I make myself sicker!

Anyway, I'm out. Anyone who hasn't read the Mine update below should, and give me comments so that my grey-sick-dismal day will be brightened with your love *beams*
 
 
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prairie_grass
31 January 2007 @ 09:21 pm
*brain freeze!*  
Okay so, there I was, innocently sitting in my lounge, reading a book while my parents watched the news, when suddenly the normal, bland news presenter says, "Harry Potter and the Naked Wand may no longer be simply the fantasy of female fans-"

.................

I AM SO NOT KIDDING.


I just STARED at the screen, my brain being like, "HOLYSHITWHATTHEFUCKOMGBBQ CRAP CRAP CRAP! THE ALIENS ARE COMING, MY BRAIN IS EXPLODING!? AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHH!"

The presenter, -who, seriously, I don't know how he read that line with a straight face- went on to explain that Dan Radcliffe is going to be in a strange play with nuuuuude scenes and seeeeeexx scenes. The play sounds disturbing and hot, Dan is kind of... naked, which I find strangely disturbing (he is only 17, and I have been trying to force myself not to lust after the kid for years), but I'm sure all those bloody people out there who scan the actors and put them in compromising positions will be going nuts over the promotional pics. (I really hate that kind of image manipulation, I'm sorry, it's not cool until the kids are older, and also a) it usually looks really, really bad, and b) There's plenty of drawn-art of the HP characters that looks fantastic and is sexy and isn't something that is sort-of cruel. (well, that's just how I would feel if I were them)) Anyway, it won't be coming to NZ probably, so I won't have to go through the dilemma of, "Ew! Dan Radcliffe having fake-sex!!" and, "Mmmm, Harry Potter/Dan Radcliffe having fake-sex...". Good on him though, talk about breaking your stereotype.

Link to a News article about all this. Please don't mind the OBVIOUSLY IDIOTIC TILE - HERMIONE AND HARRY ARE JUST FRIENDS!!!!

Other news is that DMT_05 is progressing slooowly, but surely. But I only have two weeks before I go now, so my computer will probably be packed up and sent down south like, next week sometime? And I doubt I'll finish the chapter before then so it will be at least another two weeks, if not three coz I've got to get settled in and stuff.

Yeah, on that note, if I don't do another post here before I pack up, love to you all and stuff, I'll catch you once I have, "begun the next stage of (my) life"!!!

Oh and, P.S. Did I mention that my cat has skin-cancer on her nose? Well, the vet thinks so so she's in tonight and tomorrow while they try and burn the cells away with liquid-nitrogen. I am sad and worried about her. :((((
 
 
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prairie_grass
22 January 2007 @ 12:22 am
Elephants!  
Okay, so I lied, there are no elephants.

I did get 600 words done today though! DMT_05 is resting pretty on 2,000~, and I've got good direction on where the rest of the chapter is going. Maybe another 2, 3 scenes? We'll see. I want to try and get the gang to England as soon as possible, but I need to do a bit more building up of the character interaction for the AB group. Meanwhile Harry refuses to be left alone because, emotional break-down here people!? *pets Harry*

Anyway, just wanted to report that, gotta go before my hands explode into firey doom.
 
 
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