Sep. 3rd, 2012 12:52 pm
jade_sabre: (superior:  overly enthusiastic glomping)


who actually still visits this site on a regular basis? And what, exactly, is that regular basis? This is just me being curious I'm not going to go anywhere and half of us are also Facebook friends but you know.

ALSO if you are not spending time here, are you spending it on another site, or are you too busy being consumed with ~*~real life~*~?

also I am trying to decide which project I should work on over this whole nine-month deployment thing. I am slowly getting more settled and accepting that This Is My Life ("yeah! I spent the majority of my first year of marriage apart from my husband! so much for 'alone time before having children'" mostly I jest but it is partially true sob) and so once I beat ME2 and then ME3 and Kaidan comes back and tells me he's sorry and he loves me and I can say IT'S OKAY, I LOVED YOU ALL ALONG much to Quark's disgust as that happens and I get on a schedule (studying Old English? Who has to study for a...language course...sob) I will be WRITING and I have to finish Godbaby fic

(snippet NO STEALING: The pounding grows quieter. I am afraid to look over the wall, and I do not know why. I have only ever spoken to Mother and to the elves. Mother taught me a greeting, but I do not know if the girl—if it is a girl—will understand me. And she is only one person, and Mother told me to find a town. I think that if I wait, she and the animals will go away. I am good at sitting still for hours, at hiding from the sight of those around me. I will wait.

The grass itches at my hands, but I do not move. The smell of the animals is strong and unpleasant, but I do not cough. The sun becomes brighter and brighter in the sky, and sweat drips into my eyes, and I barely blink. I am not here, I think. I think of nothing else.

but also I want to work on a novel so that WP has something to read that is my fanfiction. Top choices are Goblin Novel (probably he would like it best, but it needs serious serious work because I wrote it during first semester senior year which was INSANE and Pictash spends a lot of time in a library doing research) and 2010 NaNo That Went Nowhere (the two main characters don't have names, also they are basically a younger version of Nevalle and Tanithar) (her name is either Theresa or Tabitha, but Tabitha is too close to Tanithar and I don't like the way Theresa looks, though I like the sound of it) (anyway it's my Generic Fantasy Novel in the same way that the Goblin Novel is my Subversion of the Generic Fantasy Novel). SUGGESTIONS WELCOME.

okay okay time to go eat lunch and borrow Quark's shower and pay my rent and get a library card WOOT.

eta: MY UPSTAIRS NEIGHBOR IS WATCHING SLEEPING BEAUTY is it wrong to want to knock on their door and tell them how cool they are. (Actually I think they have small children, but still. This has made my early afternoon.)

WIP meme

Oct. 23rd, 2010 04:42 pm
jade_sabre: (s&s:  elinor writing)
When you see this, post an excerpt from as many random works-in-progress as you can find lying around. Who knows? Maybe inspiration will burst forth and do something, um, inspiration-y.

Since [ profile] spellcoats was nice enough to tell you things about her WIPs, I suppose I will at least tell you fandom, unlike last time, when I just let you guess.

Also, these excerpts are longish. Oops.

(p.s. I have 24 files open right now. Some of them are also the same as last time. Oops.)

(p.p.s. I have spent at least half an hour on this, when I could have been...WRITING.)

(p.p.p.s. oh damn I forgot to include this one.)

(p.p.p.p.s. I am doing NaNo this year! I'm just not touching the forums. Except maybe to use the Fantasy Dare thread to jog my juices.)

fanfic that will probably never be finished, but has salvageable parts
most of these are RPG-related )

fic I will probably finish one day but it is taking a while
these are also RPG-related )

these are not )

original works
somehow I forgot I was writing this one )

all of these are from NaNo projects, oops )


Sep. 10th, 2010 04:49 am
jade_sabre: (gwtw:  road to tara)
mostly to tell you that [ profile] bifemmefatale's daughter has been found, so yay internet and yay finding people!

also apparently it is my bedtime. Oops.

in the meantime, I am mildly obsessed with this song/music video, partly because I find Rihanna's involvement in the song an interesting choice on her part and partly because Dominic Monaghan (OMG HOBBIT) is smokin' and partly because well I kind of like Megan Fox (I have only seen her in Jennifer's Body, which I thoroughly enjoyed, and in which she holds her own), and partly because it feels smart to me, and partly because...idk, the same reason I turned the prompt "katara, games" into this:

it's a hop, a skip, and a jump, stringless puppets and cruel smiles curling in on themselves, blood boiling in one and bending in another, and she picks the teams and makes the rules and sets the limits and she always, always wins, and she hates this game more than any other.

the end.

also last night I had a dream about my boss giving us a lecture, as she is wont to do, and woke up only to go through it again in reality, and another dream about the guy I am consciously getting over but try telling my subconscious that, in which I deeply betrayed his trust, and just wanted to hurl myself into the wall.

just gonna stand there and watch me burn
well that's all right
i like the way it hurts

lawlz fic

Jul. 15th, 2010 01:02 am
jade_sabre: (avatar:  subtle kiss)
1) Year-old Zutara fic! Woo!

2) this line will not leave me alone:
"I am a mage, Alistair. And they wish to make you king."

/angsts all over everything with her tiny broken heart

3) RASHAKA, YOUR FIC IS LANGUISHING ON MY HARD DRIVE, BECAUSE ZUKO'S VOICE FLED MY HEAD AND REFUSED TO RETURN. I am marathoning season 1 on Saturday, though, so hopefully I will be able to finish it.
jade_sabre: (potc:  bandana will)
Thank you for yesterday's prompts; I will use them as study breaks over the next week of INTENSE WRITING OF INTENSENESS. For now, have a shorter meme, ganked from [ profile] redbrunja. I added one more prompt in order to balance out the number of times each character appears.

1. Write down the names of 10 characters.
2. Write a fic of fifteen words or less for every prompt, using the characters determined by the numbers. Do NOT read the prompts before you do step 1.

1. Katara
2. Hamlet
3. Laura Farthing
4. Attolia
5. Will Schuester
6. Obi-Wan Kenobi
7. Zuko
8. Sir Nevalle
9. Ron Weasley
10. Eugenides

this was harder than I expected; frickin' word limits )
jade_sabre: (harthdarth:  livejournal)
A meme from Quarkie who is ignoring me to work on her ~*~artses~*~ or something thought I had fallen off the internet, brought to you by my inexplicable desire to tease you with my writing.

Post a sentence (or paragraph) or two from as many of your WIPs as you want, with no explanation attached.

They are not in any particular order, mostly sorted according to how I found them.

fanfiction )

original stuff )
jade_sabre: (s&s:  elinor writing)
pick a--a world, any world I've written in or that you've seen me write in, fandom or original, whatever. And then prompt me on it. Any prompt, be it something you've always wanted me to write, or something you've always wanted to read, or--whatever. Anything.

Hit me with it. I wanna write something.


Quark: hmm
"know that aching pull"
Jade: it's the stretch of the burn scar on his chest
it itches when Mai touches it, and tugs when Katara is near.
the end)
jade_sabre: (s&s:  elinor writing)
so this popped up on my f-list three times in quick succession, and I like it, so I'm doing it.

List the first lines of your last twenty stories. See if you find any patterns. (And flist, I'd love your opinions on patterns you notice.)

 links to the fics )


the sentences )


analysis )
jade_sabre: (ouran:  kaoru worried/pensive)
help help betaing/questions of icness/etc.etc.etc. these are the characterizations I'm playing around with.

(omg Haruhi stop being so hard to write already.)

(I don't have a Haruhi icon either? DOUBLEFAIL.)

anime episode 7 revisted )
jade_sabre: (avatar:  subtle kiss)
1. Pick a character, pairing, or fandom you like.
2. Turn on your music player and put it on random/shuffle.
3. Write a drabble related to each song that plays. You only have the time frame of the song to finish the drabble; you start when the song starts, and stop when it’s over. No lingering afterwards!
4. Do ten of these, then post them.

I'm not entirely sure how I feel about this meme--I was working off zero inspiration, and since you don't really get to linger (okay I lingered a bit on the last one) or edit (okay so I added two words to the end of number 4), it's very, very rough. And I am very hesitant about showing rough stuff. they are.

I cheated and skipped songs I didn't really know (hey, this is my entire music library minus musicals I'm working with, sometimes I hit up things that are on here because they were with something else). Number 9 is the only one without any sort of ending (ran out of time). I found that a lot of them involved little scenes or threads from canon that I'd like to explore--I could easily expand 1, 2, and 4. Most of them have something to do with, or make a lot more sense in the context of, the song they were written to, e.g. number 5, which I actually had to expand because the song was still going--the third and fourth sentences of the first paragraph are "eh" in my book. I also included song length, so you could get an idea of what I was working with. XD

Fandom: Avatar, Katara/Zuko

homg so unedited )
jade_sabre: (avatar:  katara lost)

So I’m trying to write this Avatar fic—or maybe a multitude of them, I dunno, because I keep hitting a roadblock.   [info]styromgalleries and I talked about this some the other day, which reminded me that I wanted to do a big post asking for characterizations thoughts on the post-finale conundrum that is canonical Avatar ships.


(Basically, I want to write a Zutara fic that keeps everyone in character, and I’m finding it a bitch. Read on.)


a brief trip through Jade's mental processes )



a return to the original topic at hand, and a discussion of Zuko and Aang (who are, though I never say this explicitly, very very close friends, duh) )

the snag that is Katara )



the problems )


So basically, if you have any quibbles with characterization or canon support or plotness, or spot any holes I left uncovered (and remember, I don’t have an actual plot—this is all character stuff), please tell me. I really want to write a fic that doesn’t just break Kataang up for the hell of it, or take place in a universe post-break-up—and maybe I’m not giving post-finale Zutara fandom enough credit (and granted, I haven’t done much searching of the fanfic these days), but I somehow doubt there are a lot of fics that tackle this. But I’m going round and round in circles on this, and so if you see a place I can get onto the straight track, that would be awesome.

jade_sabre: (avatar:  subtle kiss)
So Rashaka went and put a prompt up on [ profile] katara_zuko and I, like a fool, agreed to do it, partially because I haven't written Zutara in forever and partially because the prompt (and its source) are pretty funny. (Also check out this entry. Like, dude. Anything I can do will pale in comparison.) And like I have an idea full of t3h lulz, and I'll write it, but I keep remembering my more srs post-finale fic I was going to write and then didn't (which has echoes of that other fic I wrote waaaaaaaaaaaaaay back in the beginning of season 2, Experiment, that was the name of it). I wanted to take the finale as fully, 100% canon, and then go from there and see how I could break it apart work Mai/Earth king into a plausible ship play with it.

SO ANYWAY because I'm a huge tease who's procrastinating on studying for her last final (Anselm, and I have no idea what to study), here's the snippet of it that I wrote (this is not the AU pre-finale fic I wrote on the back of receipt tape while working at Target last summer...maybe I'll post that too). Premise is that everyone's all together for a peace summit a yearish after the finale, and Zuko asked Katara to come with him while he went to investigate a complaint from one of his colonies.

(Longer premise involves the idea that there are Fire Nation colonies scattered throughout the Earth Kingdom and there's been all sorts of kerfluffles about them--like, are we going to kick out people who have been there for a hundred years? But at the same time they still swear allegiance to Zuko--almost like a Northern/Southern Ireland problem [I have been hanging out with friends who take lots of courses on Ireland watch out].)

Anyway, here you go:

the sun is shining it's a beautiful day )

jade_sabre: (kiss)
She posted this hilarious snippet of a Naruto fic she's working on, and so I'm going to post a snippet of an Avatar fic that I had forgotten I was writing until I found it last night in my English notebook.  I'll post exactly what I have, and then you can tell me if I should keep going, I suppose.  I'm a little apprehensive now, though, because I'm afraid that if I were to actually finish it and post it in the next few days, I would get all sorts of "oh no this is what really happens" comments, even if I said PLEASE DON'T SPOIL ME, and so I might never finish it.  Plus it'll be AU very soon, and that puts a damper on my desire to finish it.

Oh well...

Meh.  *wanders off to write Earth King/Mai NaNo*
jade_sabre: (Default)



Jan. 16th, 2007 06:30 pm
jade_sabre: (Default)
my phone works again.

I'm listening to the Beauty and the Beast soundtrack and wishing I could rewrite the story...and then I remembered a couple of years back to when I had this idea in my mind to write a Ginny/Draco fanfiction that was a retelling of the Beauty and the Beast story.  I wasn't ever going to say it was a retelling, I was just going to write it and see what people got out of it.

the premise was this:

*is late to meet a friend for Starbucks, but feels better about herself*


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