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13 March 2013 @ 04:47 pm
I've got the biggest smile on my face today, because I just contributed to the Veronica Mars movie Kickstarter campaign!!! Now I need to go and read all the VMars fanfic in the world, which is unfortunately very little, and get my DVDs back from the person who borrowed them a hundred years ago, and jump up and down, and do a little dance.

I'm excited because this means that Rob Thomas, Kristen Bell & Co are at least going to try to make the movie, haha, but also because of what it says about fannish enthusiasm and leveraging that into actual produced content. Pretty cool that Rob Thomas went to the fans when he couldn't get the studio to pony up cash, and that his fans responded with $1 MEEELION DOLLARS in the first 4 hours (a new Kickstarter record) (They're up to $1.3 already) (and there's still 30 days to go).
Current Mood: SO EXCITED OMG
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20 September 2012 @ 10:24 pm
I'm not dead! Not really here, either -- still spending most of my time changing diapers and mopping up a tiny person covered in pureed bananas... not much free time for reading fanfic, alas.

But! I'm not TOTALLY out of touch, haha. hp_podfic_fest is going on, and sisi_rambles has recorded my story The Family Business, and it sounds great! If you like to listen to podfic, you should definitely check out the fest and maybe give my story a listen. :) (and if you haven't tried podfic, do!! It's awesome!) Download it here on the fest.

The story is one I wrote for springtime_gen a few years ago, about Draco. It's after the war, he's impoverished and in need of cash, and decides to try his hand at business because it's either that or get a real job (far beneath a Malfoy's dignity, obvs). Blaise and Pansy support and mock him in equal parts, like any good friends.

I wrote this story more than three years ago, but I remember clearly how hard it was -- I was so used to writing romances, and forcing myself to write gen was like using muscles I didn't know were there. I had to try to figure out how to put all the pieces together and make it work without using my ordinary go-to's of longing glances, lingering touches and dramatic kisses. It was tough, and I wouldn't have finished it without lyras, but in the end I was very happy with it. And so it was really awesome when sisi_rambles emailed and said that she liked the story, too, and wanted to record it. :) I just listened to it and I was laughing out loud on the treadmill, haha. :D
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08 April 2012 @ 04:09 pm
This journal is currently on hiatus -- I'm on fannish maternity leave.

Yep, that's right, A and I welcomed a bouncing baby fanboy into the world one week ago. Baby and I are doing well and resting comfortably, where "resting comfortably" means "sleep deprived." I'll be back in a few months, but until that time, you can email me with any Avengers fic recs you may have. ;)

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06 March 2012 @ 10:12 am
nickelmountain has recorded a podfic version of my Veronica Mars fic Mexicali Blues! I think she did a really wonderful job, and not just because this story's always had a special place in my heart. (But hey, that too -- it was extremely difficult to write but I've always been very happy with how it came out.)

You can download the recording and tell her how great it sounds on LJ and on AO3.
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23 February 2012 @ 10:15 am
I just made the announcement at takingitinturns... snuggle_muggle and carrickorourke are going to be taking over as new mods. They have a bunch of great ideas and are already working on a new round of the fest for this Spring. :)

And with that, I've completed another step in my grand plan to withdraw from fannish society and become a Boo Radley figure who just hides in my creepy house and frightens newbies with my eccentric ways. Yay?
Current Mood: pleased
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06 February 2012 @ 10:01 am
Did you guys see the Avengers preview during the super bowl last night? EPIC. I'm so excited for this movie, I can't even say. *kermit!flail*

Speaking of which, I need to do a longer recs post but here's a fun Avengers fic I really liked:
Team Building Activities by valtyr (Steve/Tony, team)
Author's summary: Fury's a beautiful princess. Clint's plotting a Communist revolution. Rhodey's not sexy. Wall-E's not a documentary. Clint's not gay but he does give a great blowjob. This fic is not an AU.

Also, I've found a pair of new mods to manage takingitinturns going forward. Everything's still in the works but I will share the news as soon as the behind-the-scenes stuff is taken care of. :)
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09 January 2012 @ 09:15 pm
The 2011 smutty_claus master list is up! My last major task as moderator! It's hard to believe, even after years of threatening to retire, that I'm finally doing it. :P

Hope there are no glaring errors in the master list. If I spelled someone's name wrong or *gulp* attributed the wrong fic to someone, please let me know right away!! I made a list and checked it twice, but you never know... Also, safari has autocorrect now, which is kind of the bane of my existence and will totally be blamed for any problems. :|

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10 December 2011 @ 06:39 pm
bookwench31: Okay is it weird that I kind of want either a Captain America or an Iron Man toothbrush? I'm so going to Target after work.

flyingcarpet: Just FYI, you're talking to someone who owns Harry Potter toothpaste. Maybe not an objective observer here.

bookwench31: And this is why we are friends.
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09 December 2011 @ 11:04 am
Best thing ever x2? Long fics from smutty_claus loaded on my Kindle. Makes the commute a LOT more interesting, that's for sure. :D
Current Mood: pleased
Current Music: Talking Heads
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01 December 2011 @ 08:26 am
First smutty_claus fic is up, eeee!! *dances around in excitement*
Current Mood: jubilant