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 Which TV shows did you start watching this year? Sleepy Hollow, Elementary, Supergirl, American Gothic, Better Things, Broad City, Conviction, Legends of Tomorrow, Doctor Foster, Scott & Bailey, Prime Suspect, Haunted or Hoax, Holby City, Lethal Weapon, Luke Cage, Steven Universe, Superstore, the Crown, the Good Place, Top of the Lake, Underground, Vera, Victoria, Wynonna Earp, Gilmore Girls: a Year in the Life
Your favorite? It's a toss up between Supergirl (s01 mostly), Better Things, Scott & Bailey, Holby City, Luke Cage, Superstore, the Good Place, Underground, Wynonna Earp, Conviction
Which TV shows did you mean to get into but didn't?  Why? A lot.
Which TV shows do you intend on checking out next year? Big Little Lies, American Gods, we'll see.
Which TV show impressed you least? Victoria, probably, sadly. It's good, it's just - playing it safe, I guess.
Which TV show do you think you might let go of next year unless things significantly improve?
Which TV shows do you think you’ll never let go of no matter how crappy they get?
Your main fandom of the year? Of the whole year? Come on.
What movies did you watch this year? the Forest, the Witch, Hail, Caesar!, Deadpool, Zootopia, Eddie the Eagle, 10 Cloverfield Lane, Allegiant, the Boss, Demolition, Civil War, X-Men Apocalypse, Alice through the Looking Glass, Money Monster, the Nice Guys, Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping, Finding Dory, Ghostbusters, Nerve, Kubo and the Two Strings, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Moana, Rogue One, Office Christmas Party
Your favourite? AL I loved Civil War, Kubo, Moana, Zootopia, the Nice Guys, Finding Dory, 10 Cloverfield Lane and Money Monster. I liked pretty much all the rest except Allegiant and Alice through the Looking Glass.
What books did you read this year? 
Frog Music by Emma Donoghue, Room by Emma Donoghue, Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty, American Gods by Neil Gaiman, the Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins, the Hypnotist's Love Story by Liane Moriarty, the Unbecoming and Evolution and Retribution of Mara Dyer all three by Michelle Hodkin, Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly 
Your favourite? American Gods, but there's a good amount of quality in that list
Your biggest fandom disappointment of the year? Bury Your Gays.
Your biggest squee moment of the year? Pretty excited for the existence of American Gods, Big Little Lies, A Series of Unfortunate Events. I was very excited for the redux of Gilmore Girls, it did not entirely live up.
The most missed of your old fandoms? 
The fandom you haven't tried yet, but want to? 
Your biggest fan anticipations for the coming year? Big Little Lies, American Gods, a Series of Unfortunate Events, more of Netflix's Marvel shows.
 
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 Here, when I say I never want to be without you,
somewhere else I am saying
I never want to be without you again. And when I touch you
in each of the places we meet,

in all of the lives we are, it's with hands that are dying
and resurrected.
When I don't touch you it's a mistake in any life,
in each place and forever.
~"Other Lives and Dimensions and Finally a Love Poem" by Bob Hicok
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It's funny, the way things go when you're in a long term always been long distance relationship.

I'm moving soon. This home I'm living in right now, my S.O will never have seen.

She has slept on this mattress, though.

It's a shame. This is a gorgeous house. 
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 1. Describe your comfort zone—a typical you-fic.
2. Is there a trope you’ve yet to try your hand at, but really want to?
3. Is there a trope you wouldn’t touch with a ten foot pole?
4. How many fic ideas are you nurturing right now? Care to share one of them?
5. Share one of your strengths.
6. Share one of your weaknesses.
7. Share a snippet from one of your favorite pieces of prose you’ve written and explain why you’re proud of it.
8. Share a snippet from one of your favorite dialogue scenes you’ve written and explain why you’re proud of it.
9. Which fic has been the hardest to write?
10. Which fic has been the easiest to write?
11. Is writing your passion or just a fun hobby?
12. Is there an episode above all others that inspires you just a little bit more?
13. What’s the best writing advice you’ve ever come across?
14. What’s the worst writing advice you’ve ever come across?
15. If you could choose one of your fics to be filmed, which would you choose?
16. If you only could write one pairing for the rest of your life, which pairing would it be?
17. Do you write your story from start to finish, or do you write the scenes out of order?
18. Do you use any tools, like worksheets or outlines?
19. Stephen King once said that his muse is a man who lives in the basement. Do you have a muse?
20. Describe your perfect writing conditions.
21. How many times do you usually revise your fic/chapter before posting?
22. Choose a passage from one of your earlier fics and edit it into your current writing style. (Person sending the ask is free to make suggestions).
23. If you were to revise one of your older fics from start to finish, which would it be and why?
24. Have you ever deleted one of your published fics?
25. What do you look for in a beta?
26. Do you beta yourself? If so, what kind of beta are you?
27. How do you feel about collaborations?
28. Share three of your favorite fic writers and why you like them so much.
29. If you could write the sequel (or prequel) to any fic out there not written by yourself, which would you choose?
30. Do you accept prompts?
31. Do you take liberties with canon or are you very strict about your fic being canon compliant?
32. How do you feel about smut?
33. How do you feel about crack?
34. What are your thoughts on non-con and dub-con?
35. Would you ever kill off a canon character?
36. Which is your favorite site to post fic?
37. Talk about your current wips.
38. Talk about a review that made your day.
39. Do you ever get rude reviews and how do you deal with them?
40. Write an alternative ending to [insert fic title] (or just the summary of one). 
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Which TV shows did you start watching in 2015?
Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Archer, Broadchurch, Carmilla, Fresh Off the Boat, Galavant, Grace and Frankie, Home Fires, Humans, iZombie, Master of None, Sense8, the 100, the Fall, the Librarians, the Musketeers, Leverage, Life Unexpected, renegadepress.com, Sons of Anarchy, Wicked City
Which TV shows did you mean to get into but didn't in 2015?  Why?
Arrow, Fargo, How to Get Away with Murder, Penny Dreadful, Quantico, Shameless US, Sleepy Hollow, the Knick, the Man in the High Castle, Vikings. Simply, lack of time + ease of watching. I'm crossing off things that are on netflix or hulu first.
Which TV shows do you intend on checking out in 2016?
See above.
Which TV show impressed you least in 2015?
Well. Wicked City, probably. Seemed like they weren't sure how to go as dark as would be fitting for the plot. I stopped Game of Thrones, but it was letting me down before 2015.
Which TV show do you think you might let go of in 2016 unless things significantly improve?
I could take or leave: Grace and Frankie, Master of None, the Librarians, and Wicked City.
Which TV shows do you think you’ll never let go of no matter how crappy they get?
Last Tango in Halifax, Happy Valley. I'll follow Sarah Lancashire to the ends of the earth. 
Your main fandom of the year? Carmilla or Brooklyn Nine-Nine.
Your favourite film you watched this year? Oh, this is a hard one. This is going to be a list. In no particular order: Woman in Gold, Age of Ultron, Mad Max: Fury Road, Spy, Inside Out, Sicario, Trumbo, Freeheld, the Force Awakens. There's a few 2015 movies I want to see that I haven't yet that might make this list: Carol, Suffragette, Brooklyn, the Hateful Eight, the Revenant, the Danish Girl.
Your favourite book read this year? Wildthorn, by Jane Eagland. This year I mostly reread. 
Your favourite TV show of the year? Daredevil.
Your biggest fandom disappointment of the year? Mostly, I was pleasantly surprised when I had low expectations this year, not the other way around. I'm alright focusing on that.
Your biggest squee moment of the year? When the talk of a Gilmore Girls reunion started.
The most missed of your old fandoms? None.
The fandom you haven't tried yet, but want to? None? This is a weird question. Go look at the shows I haven't started yet. 
Your biggest fan anticipations for the coming year? Gilmore Girls reunion, more Daredevil, Capt America: Civil War, Deadpool, the Boss, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (tentatively.) Oh, if Netflix really does a Series of Unfortunate Events series.
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2015 Writing in Review

Total Number of Completed Stories: Completed: 3 Posted: 4

Total Word Count: (typed up) 8,460

Fandoms Written In: Skins and Carmilla

This year I wrote and posted:

wrote (entirely): now your heart is beating in my hand 1 & 2, miles from where you are

started: within the violet hour, and 7 untitled as of now pieces, all in my future verse

posted: now your heart is beating in my hand 1 & 2, miles from where you are, and Dean vs the Munchkins

Looking back, did you write more fic than you thought you would this year, less, or about what you'd predicted? I didn't really have a number in mind. Mostly I just wanted it to be more than last year, and it’s double, so. I’m content. My big writing goal for this year was to EDIT, and I hardcore revised… 11 stories.

What pairing/genre/fandom did you write that you would never have predicted in January? I didn't expect to write for Carmilla at all, or like it this much.

What's your own favorite story of the year? Not the most popular, but the one that makes you happiest? Hmm. Wedding fic, probably. It’s not done yet, though, so can it be my favorite of the year?

Did you take any writing risks this year? What did you learn from them? I don’t think I did.

From my past year of writing, what was....

A. My best story of this year: I don't know.

B. My most popular story of this year: now your heart is beating in my hand

C. Story of mine most under-appreciated by the universe, in my opinion: The majority of the writing I did this year only my girlfriend has seen, and in a tiny corner of a fandom that isn’t in it for domesticity anyways, so.

D. Most fun story to write: All of them? Can I do a top three? They aren’t titled, cause they aren’t finished. In no particular order: tank top warfare, in walks…, and wedding.

E. Most Unintentionally Telling Story: None.

Fic-writing goals for 2016: Let’s double that word count again! And I’d like to finish (well, all, ideally but) half of my WIPs. Lofty goal.

Story with the single sexiest moment: Too many options. Suppose it comes down to personal preference – church sex or vampire sex?

Most sweet story: Nightmares isn’t done yet, but I think that’ll probably end up being the sweetest out of everything started this year, if we’re talking just words already on a page, wedding.

“Holy crap that's wrong, even for you” story: Um, none. I didn’t write anything terribly out there this year.

Story that shifted my own perception of the characters: None.

Hardest story to write: None were hard to write, this year, but Kenzie’s birth was awful to try and revise, and I think I’m probably just scrapping it.

Biggest disappointment: The state of my WIP list.

Biggest surprise: Finding a new fandom.

Story I haven’t yet written, but intend to: I have three ideas from this year that I haven’t started yet.

Best/worst title? I’m pleased with all the titles I’ve assigned this year.

Best/worst summary? Both miles from where you are and now your heart is beating in my hand barely – no, they don’t really have summaries at all. They’re in a very enthusiastic fandom, tho, so it doesn’t seem to have mattered. I’m shit at summaries.

Best/worst first line? Best: "It is completely and entirely Mini's idea to have sex in a church." There's a runner up, but it needs context, so. The first line of Dean vs the Munchkins isn't bad but it isn't going to immediately grab your attention, either, so I guess that one? 

Best/worst last line? I'm not going to do this one. I only had three stories that actually got their last lines in 2015, it's barely a choice.
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A loving girlfriend who makes me happy
Two nieces and a nephew that I am very close to, that on occasion try to be like me
A full time job that I enjoy with co-workers that I like
Health benefits, soon. Hopefully
A truck, without payments, ready for me as soon as I get my license
A roof over my head
Enough food
A good amount of friends
The ability to go buy a bottle of wine
A large amount of good music
Friends all over the place, literally, in multiple states
Enough self confidence and security that I will not rage or quit or blame anyone if I don't get this promotion
A bed not an air mattress
a lot of memory on my computer
very little debt

2013 things

Jan. 7th, 2014 04:40 am
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Television )

Writing )

In other things... I made some self care progress. I've worked on the doormat thing with regards to my family, not cured by any means, but I started attempting boundaries. It's a start. I've also made a few self confidence strides, I think. And as far as winter goes, I've been doing much better. I have not gotten so low this winter as previous winters. I've also been more hydrated recently! I have made tea drinking more of a thing. Also coffee drinking, which I'm happy about. And I'm working on the insomnia which is such a great segue from coffee right?
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 So the first couple weeks back in Maryland I was in emotional-purgatory with stress related tortures included and just wanted to be comatose in my room. As of midway through yesterday, feels like I'm coming out of it. Hopefully.

Tiny update is tiny.
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GALENTINE'S DAY IS NIGH UPON US
How it works:

-- Just comment to this post! I can't make you mosaic portraits from diet soda bottles, but I can make you meta, recs, ficlets or graphics, and I can certainly tell you why you're awesome.
-- If you want, include a question/request for a bit of meta or recs of a certain kind, or some prompts(could just be fandoms/actors), and I may write you a twitfic or a drabble or a comment fic of unpredictable length, or make you a mini-picspam or possibly a very wee vidlet, or do something totally random, if inspiration strikes. (Answers may or may not all happen by February 14 itself but they will happen!)
-- For reference, fandoms are the usual suspects: Skins, (i forgot to finish this part) Degrassi, Party Down (maybe), Once Upon a Time (maybe.)
-- You don't have to be on my flist (nor do you have to be a gal) to come to the party. If you can see this, you are invited!
-- Happy (early) Galentine's Day!
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