Well, this here by Melanie Edmonds, who writes one of the awesomest web serials, Starwalker, sums up what I want to do with The Peninsula and haven't succeeded at yet.
I want to create a serial that I can just focus on and accomplish, week in and week out. I have a world and characters and a number of starting points to choose from, but nothing has rung true, like this is it.
I know I want a revolving ensemble cast and different threads all coming together, but I don't really know what I want. Not something too claustrophobic, but something I can get excited about every time it's time to update. :heaves sigh:
Promiscuous can actually be a pain.
Well, it's back and higher speed than we've had before with a new router that's not supposed to die at random intervals. Yay!
In the meantime, what have we done with ourselves? (Yes, I know. I use the royal 'we.' This is a trait that can be annoying but not easily discarded.)
1. We made a handful of our pairing20in20 icons. The whole set is due by the 3rd, but Emma/Charles is quite interesting to pull off.
2. We completed the front and back cover and three and a half pages of the comic, Darkholme & Xavier, Vol. 1, "The Baby and the Bath Water."
3. Before the internet died, we reformatted and calameo'd about 7 fics.
4. We're working on our website and will soon have a lovely network of the LJ, original fiction WP, grammar whore WP, writing LJ, and FF. Soon is relative.
5. Did RL work. Some. It's tough to do when most of it is supposed to be done online.
6. Read "Conflict of Interests" by lithiumlaughter. If you haven't read it yet, hie thee over and get yourself an eyeful. This is awesome.
:hugs to all:
Anyone want to write me some Gambit with this? One of those awesome quotes that makes me want some of his original side.
1. lithium coffee
2. back slowly away from the coffee...
Some stylized, etc. Since most people seem to prefer them, I thought I'd give some a go. I've got heaps more of 'em to do, but this is me getting my feet wet on random caps and pics.
1. X-Men Movieverse: Phoenix
2. X-Men Movieverse: Hank and Raven
3. X-Men Movieverse: Rogue and Bobby
Well, you know the drill. Credit nice, but not required. All inspired by somebody else.
Fedora!Riley from lithiumlaughter's 919 universe:
Sibling!Xaviers from pentapus' amazing art (link):
Language is the art that touches my soul. I'm a pure scientist, don't you know? Words for the sake of words. Expand my mind a hundred ways, learn a soul of another place. Words alone are my art and trade. Look at me; call a spade a spade.
2. Why Poetry?
The shortest line between question and answer—I don't know how to stop. I don't know how to stop the rhythm or how to stop the song. I write beneath the lines, in stories, not so much on top. A book of prose needs a dash of poetry to carry me along.
3. Why Drabbles?
The distillation of a hundred thousand goodnesses—the play of tongue, idea, space. Dive in deep, but surface fast; just one beat, but make it last. Poetry and prose in one; end a breath after you've begun. Power comes from tiny things: a signature or hummingbird wings.
4. Why Now?
I can only be as perfect as I am right now; I can never grow more perfect if I do not write now.
I'm in love.
X-Men (any 'verse)
Take the Lead
(just 'cause both use New York)
Scribus: creates print-ready PDF files
Calibre: converts e-books (don't like this one so well, doesn't edit)
...drum roll please...
Sigil: edits and creates e-books
:rubs hands in anticipation: Very, very excited.
And horror of horrors, you have to use CSS to edit the font face. :headdesk: Tech really is not my color.
The Catalyst features Spock (yes, Star Trek: The Original Series and all that jazz) arriving home to announce to his father that he has enrolled in Starfleet and is fully prepared to be disowned. An excellent story, but not where things get interesting as regards Emma.
The Starling's Lament is an incredible piece on Amanda and Sarek: a very well-read Amanda who loves the classics. This is the most intense, deeply developed story I've read on the worst possibilities in their relationship, but it is awesome. And she loves Emma, quotes her, intrigues me.
As a Reminder and a Promise is the best part of all, a climax to the series wrapped up in the beginning of the Amanda/Sarek story in the Holography universe. And this beginning is where I fell in love with Emma.
Flashforward two years. I finally read the thing! Having completed the classic story this morning, let me just say that it is fully worthy of being a classic. Emma herself is delightful, intelligent, and utterly human.
( Read more... )
Something about the sheer idiocy of plotting an update push, NaNoWriMo (fanfic words do NOT count), AND a novel revision for the same month. :headdesk: I'm glad y'all love me, 'cause I'm beginning to growl at myself for having suggested such a thing.
In short, I'm busy today. But not on updates. Nope. On the novel revision. It's the primary priority, so everything else gets short shrift. Very, very sorry.