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O hai there journal, I have not seen you for a few months. Been too busy doing NaNo, the holidays, spending 70% of free time with my dearest, being obsessed with A Clockwork Orange, being terribly sick, and FAWM in that order

Anyway, I found this essay I did 10/7/09 and I like it. It infuses delightful fandom with a short story, The Pedestrian. Even if you've not read the story this is still pretty understandable. Formatting is kind of bleehhhhh here but whatever.

Also I got to say the word "whore" to my teacher in an essay. 8D

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THE BEST PART OF NANO YET!

so, here is my best scene of my novel yet.

strawberrishadow: Bzzt! Bzzt! Bzzt! Bzzt! Bzzt! Bzzt! Bzzt! Bzzt! Bzzt! Bzzt! Bzzt!

Another alarm clock’s call chimed in:

EERN! EERN! EERN! EERN! EERN! EERN! EERN! EERN! EERN! EERN! EERN!

And then, the cell phone alarm had its say:

nn ss nn ss nn ss bew de doodle de byew byew!

(In case you couldn’t tell, he preferred “Aerodynamic” by the band Daft Punk for his cell phone alarm clock.)

w8gaby: xDDDDD
strawberrishadow: HOW AMAZING IS THAT SHIT RIGHT THERE
w8gaby: THAT IS SO AMAZING.
strawberrishadow: I KNOW.
w8gaby: I HAVE NEVER READ ANYTHING MORE BEAUTIFUL IN MY LIFE.
strawberrishadow: I CRIED AS I WROTE IT
w8gaby: IT HAS CHANGED MY VIEW OF THE WORLD.
strawberrishadow: BECAUSE ITS BEAUTY OVERWHELMED ME
w8gaby: I WILL NEVER BE THE SAME AGAIN.
strawberrishadow: NEITHER WILL I
strawberrishadow: I LAUGHED, I CRIED, I GOT SWINE FLU
strawberrishadow: ALL FROM THIS ONE PASSAGE

FAILTIEMZ

It's that absolutely terrifying time of the year again, folks (or, um, just Gabi)! D: It's time to plan for the behemoth literary event of the year... NaNoWriMo 2009!

I've been forcing myself to prepare for it this year, rather than write a cheap piece of poopy poopity crap. xD Pretty painful at first, I have to say, but I'm sort of getting into it.

For my story, I had a few options. One of them was Role Reversal, which I don't have enough material to do for WriMo. The other was the.suicide.artists, which I have the same problem. So, which option has the openness to play around with but a good solid amount of material? Kyuuketsuki Suki. (Sort of puntastic, but lit. Vampire Love. Sounds so crappy in English. xD)

A few years ago I decided my OS/manga Bella Muerte needed more male characters that didn't die ten pages after being introduced. So! I drew a (now crappy by my standards) illustration of two characters I just thought would be fun to have around. (linkages) These two were intended to be comic relief, in that Mortise would always call Meganekko a shotacon and poke fun at the fact that he's 300-some years older than his ~juicebox. Meganekko sort of acts as intel for Mortise when she needs it, as he's got more experience and wider knowledge than she, as well as his massive library. Shizuke was originally intended to be sort of a vampire's assistant for Meganekko, but he's changed to just be more of an uke since that concept. xD

Thankfully, I found that I fell in love at second sight with the characters in my story. It's sort of like they already existed in the ~creative cosmos as templates for me to add on to and manipulate at my will. pfg. That doesn't go to say that my characters neccessarily love me back, though. And I am already finding myself getting kind of impatient with them. Shizuke is an absolute imbecile, and needs to be a different kind of confrontational than "I'M YELLING AT YOU NOW OKAY" to solve his smorgasboard of problems. But heyyy, I'll be optimistic for his IQ.

Even so...Meganekko is annoying me with the way he won't hurry up and fall in love already, but heyyy. That's the fault of the neverending battle between my sensible pacing side and my impatient fujoshi side, not the characters'!

So, I felt the need to do an outline this year. My outlines are really weird combos of vague descriptions and drabbles. xD So this has presented a problem in that THE OUTLINE IS 3300 WORDS, 44 KB, OVER TEN PAGES, AND NOT EVEN CLOSE TO BEING HALFWAY DONE. I guess it's a blessing in disguise though as I'll be needing way more words than that. D:

Here are some excerpts to give you an idea of what it will be like.

"A vampire of 300 years runs a bookstore. After a very long time of running the store, an employee who strikes a chord with the owner (I’m calling him Meganekko for now, because he wears glasses). His employee (who I’m calling Shizuke: peace is shizukesa in Japanese, and it has uke in it!) has a very unique blood type. On his third day, Shizuke gets sliced by a box cutter while opening a shipment of magazines, and Meganekko smells how desirable his blood is. And he's determined to get it at any cost.

Shizuke is promoted to assistant manager shortly after arrival-- because he agrees to keep it a secret when Meganekko drinks his blood.

Meganekko only really wants him for his flavor, but Shizuke develops a crush on Meganekko. Meganekko keeps using Shizuke, but, doesn’t want to deplete him completely. He tries drinking other people-- but he finds nothing can compare to Shizuke’s young, one of a kind flavor. He goes back to Shizuke, who, during this time has been yearning for a chance encounter and to be used again. Shizuke is very glad that he can be of service, but compunction washes over him when he sees Meganekko, and decides to not give consent to Meganekko to drink him after he comes back.

Meganekko goes back to drinking others, and finds himself attached to Shizuke-- he can’t have anyone else. During this period of him being tormented with less-than-par blood, he realizes things about his donor. He realizes he finds Shizuke charming, and increasingly attractive. The day to day observations of Shizuke at work start to reveal what Shizuke could be to Meganekko.

Meanwhile, Shizuke is bitter. He can’t stop thinking about the instances of his use with a mix of regret and sorrow. He desperately wants to be with Meganekko, but can’t; he hates Meganekko for using him when he knew he was aware that Shizuke had feelings for him. He loves his consumer, and just wants to be wanted. At the same time, he would much prefer it if the intimate bites meant something more than sustenance."

Thaaaat's where I have to cut off or it'll be super-spoileriffic. And pretty much after this my notes start to be much less coherent... Example:

"Meganekko is pondering all this on his break (btw, he just reads during his breaks because he’s such a megane character orz), when Shizuke just ~happens to come in to the break room and is all “ohai! I didn’t c yu der.” Meganekko just nods, trying to be detached. Shizuke gets kind of fed up. He decides to NANANANANANA NA START A FIGHT. He wants to confront Meganekko and figure out why the hell he’s acting like this. And now, for something completely uke-seme!swapped."

You know when internet language is being added to your processor's dictionary that the notes have gone awry. orz


So, in the meantime, I've added quite a few stories to the status list, as well as still trying to do 30smiles. 8D

Time to prepare for the ultimate fail!

Y HALO DER

Soooooo.

I haven't been on LJ in like, forever. D:

In any event, I've been writing precious little lately because of school/uninspiration/having to memorize a literal metric shitload of lines for the play. xD;

HOWEVER. In this case, I can provide the magicks of INFORMATION AND STORY STATUSES/IDEAS, because I really really really needed to make a post like this for since forevr so yeah. xD

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You Win.

Huzzah, another story post! (But they were so far apart. xD;;)

Will be posted to itsukyon place WHEN I GET THE COURAGE TO POST THINGS PLACES THAT AREN'T MINE OH HAHAHAHA

Title: You Win.
Series: The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya
Rating: (I don't know what to rate it, maybe like PG?)
Pairing: Itsuki Koizumi/Kyon
Summary: It's a day like any other in the SOS Brigade's clubroom, but things may have changed since Kyon fell asleep during his and Koizumi's chess game on that frigid winter day...

Beta: raunina

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Short Story - "Wintre's Namesake"

So, this morning I was assigned in English 9 Honors to fabricate a myth. The teacher defined "myth", which is a rather broad term on its own, as an explanation for something that is evident in our world today.

Due to the recent change in weather, I decided to do a myth for how winter came to be~ I hope you enjoy it!

Title: Wintre's Namesake
Genre: OS, Mythology
Rating: All
Summary: Many have wondered about how wintertime came to be. Little did they know, there was a bitter sweetly macabre story as to how winter came about.

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Writer's Block: Annals of Animal Warfare

Putting the laws of time and plausiblity aside, picture a battle between the megalodon (a prehistoric shark with a six-foot jaw span) and a giant squid (reported to be the size of a school bus). Who would win?



Two words (or, one name):


CHUCK NORRIS.

NaNo? No.

NaNoWriMo count: 4076
NaNoWriMo goal: 35,000
Likeliness I'll Finish: 0.001%


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Plot Bunny Madness Levels: OVER 9000

NaNoWriMo count: 612
NaNoWriMo goal: 35,000
Likeliness I'll Finish: 0


Pahahaha. I got another plot bunny idea.

Go me.

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Writer's Block: Novel Ideas

NaNoWriMo starts today. Give us a one-sentence description of the novel you plan to write.



She was a vampire, and he was in the wrong place at the wrong time.

(WOO FOR SHORT AND CRYPTIC.)