amathela: ([wowp] competition)
Title: Space Invaders
Fandom: Wizards Of Waverly Place
Pairing(s): Justin/Alex
Word Count: 16,945
Rating: PG-13

Summary: Justin was right. (Of course.) Which sucks for Alex. Especially since it means aliens are now on their way to Earth, and, oh yeah, they want to destroy the world. So, someone should probably stop them?

Notes: Spoilers up to episode 4:1 - Alex Tells The World. Written for [livejournal.com profile] apocabigbang. Mouseover text for translations.

Art: Covert art, fanmix, and podfic by [livejournal.com profile] jesterdala // Aliens Exist [fanmix]

Earth to aliens: what do you want? )
amathela: ([victorious] hollywood arts)
So, remember back when I said I wasn't going to disappear for months at a time again? Yeah, that didn't work out so much. And I can't promise it won't happen again, but I'm going to make an effort to at least keep up with my friends list (I managed to get up to ?skip=1000 before LJ wouldn't let me go back any further, and there were still unread posts before that). Basically, I miss fandom like crazy. But, stuff I have been doing lately:

+ Grad school. This is, like, 95% of my life lately. Ugh.

+ Volunteer jobs (x2). Super fun, but between these and school and having an actual social life, I really haven't had time for anything else.

+ Trying to finish existing fic commitments. My [livejournal.com profile] apocabigbang fic is finished and sent in and ready to post (yay!); [livejournal.com profile] helpbrazil2011 not so much, but I'm working on it. Ugh, major guilt.

+ Watching Victorious. Guys, I think Beck/Jade is my new OTP, they are so amazing. If anybody out there actually watches this, come squee with me.

That's about it. Yeah, my life is super boring. But now I'm (finally!) on break, so I have about a week to get things done before I'm swamped again. I can do this! Right?
amathela: ([wowp] david/selena)
I have progress! On an actual fic! You guys, I love the holidays.

[livejournal.com profile] apocabigbang

10811 / 10000

I am *finally* writing Justin/Alex again! Which, considering the last thing I wrote for them was for last year's [livejournal.com profile] apocabigbang, is kind of fitting. (But bizarre, like, what was I doing for a whole year?)

Under normal circumstances, this thing would have been done already, except that I was up to, like, what was supposed to be the final climactic scene, and then I was like, wait, what if this wasn't the end? What if it was just the beginning, and actual ~stuff happened after this and it was less boring? Which - I actually realised, made it a much better fic, like, less boring=better, who knew? (And also much more big bang-like, since it's gone from being a basic action-adventure type thing that barely broke the word limit to a story with an actual plot and stuff.) Except it also pretty much doubled in size, which means I'm not so nearly done after all. But I'm getting there! (Five scenes to go, I think.) And it's over the minimum word count, at least, so the draft will definitely be ready by February.

I ♥ [livejournal.com profile] apocabigbang.

(And also [community profile] festivids, which is v. soon. I can't wait!)

I'm still answering question over at that questions meme, which is super fun! Most of it so far is Greek, which is awesome, because I really love talking about Ashleigh and Rebecca and ASHLEIGH and forever OT3s. But I will talk about other stuff also if you ask me!
amathela: ([merlin] arthur/morgana)
I made a really good start last month, and then ... well. Three fics in three different fandoms (Make It or Break It, Pretty Little Liars, and Disney RPF), about 10,000 words in total.


The No Touching Rule (Make It Or Break It - Sasha/Payson - PG-13 - 8495 words) Summer wants to teach the girls about abstinence. Lauren wants Summer to marry her dad, Kaylie wants Austin to leave her alone, Payson wants to forget she ever kissed her coach, and Sasha just wants his gym back. (And Payson, maybe.) Spoilers up to episode 2:8 - Rock Bottom.

I Trust You (To Tie Me Up) (Pretty Little Liars - Darren/Hanna - PG-13 - 392 words) This isn't a game, he says, but of course it is.

I Think We're Almost Legendary (Disney RPF - Demi Lovato/Selena Gomez - PG-13 - 1300 words) Demi and Selena, filming the One And The Same music video.


Well, at least it's something, right? Plus it means I didn't flake out on [community profile] femslash10, which makes me happy. (In related news, my [livejournal.com profile] girlsavesboyfic assignment is due pretty much now, and I've ... started it? So hopefully it will be done by the 7th.)

ALSO: [livejournal.com profile] apocabigbang SIGN UPS ARE LIVE FOR ROUND TWO. I really loved this challenge last year - it was my first (and so far, only) big bang, and OMG APOCALYPSE. Only, I have no idea what to write for it! I mean, I could write Wizards of Waverly Place again, obviously, but I also maybe wouldn't mind trying something new? Or maybe I should just go with what I know works for me, IDK. Any and all suggestions are welcome in the comments!

(Speaking of which - prompt fics are coming, I swear. I've just been super busy with uni assignments and other RL stuff, so everything's happening a bit more slowly than usual, but it's still happening.)
amathela: ([disney] live to party)
My first term as a grad student is over! Which means I'm officially on holidays - at least for the next week and a half. \0/

So, what did I miss? It feels like I haven't been properly connected to fandom in forever, I've missed you guys. I have a massive backlog of fics, and I'm ridiculously behind on my TV watching - apparently the Greek season finale was on yesterday? I've only seen up to episode 13, so clearly this needs to be fixed ASAP.

In more exciting news, I finished my first ever big bang, yay! I wrote Never Kill A Boy On The First Date (Wizards of Waverly Place, Justin/Alex) for [livejournal.com profile] apocabigbang, and I got three fantastic pieces of art for it - If The Apocalypse Comes ... (I'm Feeling Pretty Psyched) (fanmix) by [livejournal.com profile] tortugax, an untitled fanmix by [personal profile] roseclaw, and some amazing graphics by [livejournal.com profile] dhfreak. I am completely overwhelmed by their collective awesomeness. <3

Now, I have to go look at my to-do list ... which is like a mile and a half long, eek! I know I have gift fics to finish, my [livejournal.com profile] bsg_remix, and maybe [livejournal.com profile] chaos_thon, but I'm honestly not sure if I'll be able to finish that in time. And a couple of assessments that are due the first week back, and homework I'm not fully caught up on, and resource folios, and reflections ...

Fic is coming first, I think ;)

Success!

Feb. 5th, 2010 05:27 pm
amathela: ([wowp] couch)
!!!!!!!!!

YOU GUYS, MY [livejournal.com profile] apocabigbang DRAFT IS DONE.

I mean, it's going to need some heavy editing - mostly for tone and pacing, but also for other stuff; I wrote it in a bunch of sittings, and didn't actually read over it each time, so there are probably a lot of words, phrases, etc. that I've overused. (God, this is such a rough draft.) And I need to make sure the plot actually makes sense, that there are no plot holes or stuff I've left out or stuff I've repeated, and I want to go over the plot and make sure I like it and there's nothing I should change or could do better. (Like the romance angle, which I was kind of like - should it be moving faster? Slower? Is it totally uneven? Should it be overt, or kind of unspoken like in Mnemonic Devices, OH GOD, SHOULD IT BE GEN? But I like where it ended up, I think, so I just need to go over the stuff leading up to that.) And it'll undoubtedly need a line edit for grammar/spelling/typos/whatever. And after get all that done, I think I'll send it off to beta :P

BUT. IT IS DONE, AND FINISHED, AND I CAN SEND IT OFF AND MAYBE, LIKE, NOT LOOK AT IT FOR A COUPLE OF DAYS, WOULDN'T THAT BE NICE?

I think I'll start drinking now.

Next up: [livejournal.com profile] help_haiti fic, and then post-Yuletide fics and [livejournal.com profile] halfamoon and [livejournal.com profile] purimgifts, and then maybe stuff that's just for fun! It could happen.
amathela: ([lots] red)
Damn. For some reason, I was convinced that the porn battle didn't end for another few days - oops! Well, I'll be writing Cara/Kahlan fic anyway, just not for that.

My [livejournal.com profile] apocabigbang fic is at 20,000 words, and the first draft is *thisclose* to being done. All that's left to write is the big final battle scene; I'm hoping I can finish it off tomorrow, otherwise I'll just have to send the draft off with notes like "insert cool fight sequence here," and "this part is in the cafeteria."

I really want to participate in [livejournal.com profile] halfamoon, since it's an awesome community, but I'm not sure if I'll have time. Still - if you give me the name of a female character(s) in any fandom you know I'm familiar with (and some kind of prompt), I'll try to write at least a drabble. Femslash and female friendships also welcome :D

And February birthdays! Happy upcoming birthdays to [livejournal.com profile] purple_cube, [livejournal.com profile] hobbitofkobol, [livejournal.com profile] boonies, [livejournal.com profile] _cereza, [personal profile] misscam, [livejournal.com profile] rosa_acicularis, and [livejournal.com profile] juleet! I hope you all have an awesome month, and if you'd like a birthday ficlet, etc. let me know and I'll try to get it to you on time :D
amathela: ([scc] terminate)
I finally put up (and decorated) my Christmas tree today! I know, it's less than a week until Christmas, but the less time it's up, the less time my cat has to eat it, so. I also finished wrapping presents, watched Don't Tell Mom The Babysitter's Dead, which, shut up, I still love, and then, I wrote stuff! (I love having my holiday ficathon assignments finished early, even if it's only by a couple of days, it makes me feel SUPER ACCOMPLISHED or whatever.)

So, since I'm actually making progress on stuff, I figured I'd do one of those fic check-in things.

Current fics in progress )

So, yeah, I still haven't started my second [livejournal.com profile] apocabigbang fic, but I do have an idea for it; I'm not sure if it's something I'll actually manage to finish, but AtVS is definitely a go, regardless. And I probably won't be able to finish To Wish Impossible Things by the end of the year, like I would have liked, but I might be able to make some progress on it, and maybe make a concentrated effort once [livejournal.com profile] apocabigbang is finished.
amathela: ([wowp] caribbean)
I broke 1000 words on my [livejournal.com profile] yuletide fic! After I got a solid idea for it, it was actually pretty easy to write, so that's good. And I wrote 1000 words of Demi/Selena fic which is SO COMPLETELY RIDICULOUS, it even has the cheesiest summary ever, like, it could be a blurb from an actual harlequin novel. I'm not sure if should keep it like that or change it to something less cracky, hmmm. It was supposed to be a snippet, but is turning into an actual fic, like, I'm not sure the premise actually warrants it, but whatever. Also, I realised that this is my first ever ridiculous AU, I'M SO PROUD OF MYSELF.

Anyway, I'm past the minimum word count on both my holiday ficathon assignments, so I'm feeling good about those. I still need to work a lot more on my [livejournal.com profile] apocabigbang fics if I want to be on track for the halfway point check-in at the end of the month, but I'm pretty confident about the first one, and I can deal with the second one once I have a few less things to worry about. And I'm having a lot of fun with them (especially the Alex the Vampire Slayer fic), so hopefully it shouldn't be too hard.
amathela: ([merlin] saved by a girl)
Firstly, happy birthday to [personal profile] krickets! I'm sorry this is so late, but I hope you had an awesome day :D

Secondly, wow, I have been totally absent the past few days. I haven't even been writing quite as much as I should have been, but I should probably do a fic check-in, anyway, since we're about three quarters of the way through November.

Exchange fics )

Other stuff )

My second [livejournal.com profile] apocabigbang fic, and my [livejournal.com profile] yuletide fic, are still sitting at zero, but I have a potential idea plotted out for the former, and a solid grasp on the latter. I finished my Fall Fandom Free-For-all (yay!) - on time, even (double yay!) - which makes two fics down out of the seven I was working on at the start of the month. And my [livejournal.com profile] prettylightsfic assignment, while still unfinished, is at least past the minimum word count, so that's something.

All up, I've written almost 15,000 words this month on Stuff I'm Officially Supposed To Be Writing, and about 1000 words in unrelated ficlets; it's not exactly a record breaking word count, but at least it's progress.
amathela: ([disney] i might even be a rockstar)
It's a little late for a mid-month check-in, but whatever, I'm doing one anyway.

Exchange fics )

Other stuff )

So. I don't want to jinx it, but the Fall Fandom Free-For-All fic is finally going the way it was supposed to. Already there have been things that could possibly qualify as wacky hijinks! A reboot was definitely the way to go, I think. (It's still a lot later than I intended to have it finished, and I'm not sure if I'll be able to work on To Wish Impossible Things as much as I wanted, but still. I'm just glad it's actually going somewhere now.)

I'm still keeping up with [livejournal.com profile] wrisomifu, and in the past week I've made progress on four of the six fics I'm working on. So, yay.
amathela: ([roswell] max/liz)
It's (roughly) a quarter of the way through November, so, fic check-in time! The only thing I haven't made progress on is my Disney RPF big bang (excluding, of course, my [livejournal.com profile] prettylightsfic and [livejournal.com profile] yuletide fics, since those assignments haven't been sent out yet). And I've managed to write something every day for [livejournal.com profile] wrisomifu; so far, not counting random ficlets, I've written 6256 words, which ... is not extraordinary, but considering I was majorly blocked on one particular fic for most of that time, it's not horrible.

Exchange fics )

Other stuff )
amathela: ([bn] michael/fiona)
Spook Me

5335 / 5335


HA, TAKE THAT, FIC! It's finally finished, and will be posted in a minute. And I totally credit my big bang for making that possible - I took the last couple of days off to start working on that, and being able to write something else made me realise that this fic was not the huge, all-encompassing roadblock I imagined it to be. Which means [livejournal.com profile] apocabigbang is now awesome in that it a) EXISTS, b) features a teenage (ex?) cheerleader vampire slayer, and c) fixed my Halloween fic! And ... I maybe even like this fic again, I don't know. But I don't hate it, and it's done, so that's a huge win.

So, one fic down, six to go.

(Also, while my mood theme says 'relieved,' it is actually a picture of 'secretly disappointed I can't nail my hot sister.' Totally appropriate for everything I talk about ever, y/y?)
amathela: ([tgg] best fort ever)
Awesome Ficathons, Redux:

[livejournal.com profile] prettylightsfic is still open for sign ups until November 6th. If you can't sign up with the requirements currently in place, comment at the exemption post and you might still get to play.

[livejournal.com profile] apocabigbang is in need of more artists/vidders/mixers; if you're willing to create art, graphics, a vid, or a fanmix for someone else's fic, please considering signing up. Rules are here, and sign ups are open until November 9th.

[livejournal.com profile] yuletide sign ups just went live, and are open until November 12th. There are literally thousands of small fandoms to choose from, and it's definitely a fannish highlight of my year.


Not only did I plot my Wizards Of Waverly Place [livejournal.com profile] apocabigbang fic, but I actually started writing it:

Alex the Vampire Slayer

694 / 10000


Take that, writing! In less exciting news, apparently my Halloween fic has become exactly like a chore in my mind; like, it's something that isn't particularly difficult, and can even be fun, but I dread doing it, anyway. But at least it's specific to that fic, and not writing in general, given that it's ficathon season and I just signed up for two big bangs.

Now I'm off to narrow down the list of fandoms I want to write for [livejournal.com profile] yuletide, post my dear author letters, and maybe even sleep, if I can manage it.
amathela: ([greek] zbz)
My Alex the Vampire Slayer [livejournal.com profile] apocabigbang fic is plotted, yay! It will ... probably end up being significantly longer than the 10,000 word minimum, but that's okay; I still have three months to write it, after all. And I'm totally excited about it, which is awesome. Now if only the Disney RPF fic would come as easily.

In other news, Greek had its mid-season finale last night, and I'm going to miss it so much. But, thoughts on the episode:

Greek )

And now we have to wait until January for new episodes, which sucks. (Though chances I'll rewatch the series before then are probably high, ngl.)
amathela: ([andromeda] harper/trance)
Wow, I am awesome at procrastinating. So far, in the past couple of days I've signed up for [livejournal.com profile] prettylightsfic, written my Dear Author letter, started compiling my [livejournal.com profile] yuletide requests and letter, put together word count meters for half a dozen fics that don't need them because they're currently sitting at a grand total of nothing, and written a ficlet that's completely unrelated to anything else I'm supposed to be doing. And, okay, I did manage to write another few hundred words of my [livejournal.com profile] spook_me fic, but the way it's going right now, I'm pretty much just hoping that people don't hate it.

I also tried to sleep, but obviously that didn't work out so well for me, since I'm still awake.

(But, apparently, last night the night before last I dreamed that my Disney RPF [livejournal.com profile] apocabigbang fic should be a Sliders AU. And that they should slide to a post-apocalyptic reality or something. And I woke up pretty firmly convinced that this was an actual thought I'd had while awake, and was therefore something that was actually awesome, instead of dream awesome, until I realised that, nope. In my dream, though, it was the best idea ever. And now I kind of want to watch Sliders. Specifically, I want to watch the pilot, but I do have a random season three episode that, for some reason, was included as a bonus feature on my Earth 2 DVDs. So maybe I'll watch that.)
amathela: ([greek] evan/casey)
Unlike large swathes of my friends list, I'm not doing NaNoWriMo this year (good luck to those who are!), but I am doing [livejournal.com profile] wrisomifu, in which I am going to make an attempt to work on (and possibly finish) at least a couple of the fics I'm supposed to be writing. So, November is still a writing month, just ... not writing from scratch. Anyway, to that end, I thought I'd compile a list of stuff I wanted to work on, which may or may not actually help me do that. Now with bonus progress meters!

Stuff With Concrete Deadlines Before The End Of The Year )

Longer Stuff That's Not Due Until Next Year, Or With Deadlines I Totally Made Up )

Plus assorted fics from the movie title meme, [livejournal.com profile] omgjustinalex, and stuff I might actually want to write for fun. And As You Like It, which is probably not going to be written this month, but maybe in December.
amathela: ([bsg] boomer)
Happy birthday, [livejournal.com profile] areasontofight! I hope you had an awesome day. If you'd like a request ficlet of some sort, you know the drill.

I think I'm going to go with Alex the Vampire Slayer for my Wizards Of Waverly Place [livejournal.com profile] apocabigbang, mostly because that's what I have a solid idea for right now. Which is exciting, bcause I think it's going to be really fun.

Speaking of fun stuff: Awesome Ficathons You Should Totally Be Participating In.

1) [livejournal.com profile] apocabigbang is open for sign ups until November 3rd, so if you've ever wanted to write a 10,000 word + fic about the end of the world, in any fandom (and, really, who hasn't?), or if you like making art, graphics, or fanmixes, you should go sign up.

The rules post is here, writer sign ups are here, artist sign ups are here.

2) The Fall Fandom Free-For-All is still open until November 18th. Post a wish list of up to ten things you always wished someone would make for you, and see what you can give other people in return!

The main post is here, and my wish list is here. If you post a wish list, link me to it!

3) [livejournal.com profile] prettylightsfic is polling on potential fandoms until October 26th, and sign ups run from October 27th until November 6th. It's a multifandom RPF (actor fic) exchange that's always a lot of fun, so if you're thinking about participating, go vote in the poll here. (And put in a good word for Disney RPF as a write-in fandom!)

Now, back to seeing whether I can finish To Wish Impossible Things before the end of the month. It's possible, right?
amathela: ([disney] demi/selena)
Partly because I'm procrastinating, and partly because I feel like I should at least be thinking about this stuff already:

What should I write for [livejournal.com profile] apocabigbang?

Take the poll at my livejournal

And in case you haven't already, you should all consider signing up for [livejournal.com profile] apocabigbang as a WRITER or an ARTIST/VIDDER/MIXER. It's going to be so much fun!
amathela: ([oth] haley)
I totally fail at on-time birthday wishes. But happy birthday to [personal profile] prozacpark for October 3rd, I hope you had an awesome day! If you'd like a ficlet, etc. of some sort, just let me know :)

Finished another remix fic (yay!), which means I've written three out of five, including my primary assignment. I'm still planning on writing the other two, but at least I can relax about those. And so far I've written five fics for [livejournal.com profile] omgjustinalex, which. Is awesome? I mean, it's only been running for about ten days, so. (I'll still be writing more, probably, but also other non-kink meme stuff.)

I've (finally) started writing The Shake Up, which is also yay. I'm only about 500 words in so far, but I think it's coming along well.

Also, because I will probably keep pimping this: [livejournal.com profile] apocabigbang! RULES / ARTIST SIGN UPS / WRITER SIGN UPS. Sign ups run until November 3rd, final posting is in mid-March, artists can create art, graphics, vids, or fanmixes, and the minimum word count is only 10,000 words. It's open to any fandom, including RPF and crossovers, and the only requirement is that the fic somehow centre on an apocalypse.

(And, yes, I signed up to write two fics, I am officially insane.)

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