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kind of a big dumb douchebag since 2006

miss geist regrets
blehhhhhhh
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To officially put the last nail in its coffin, Sawdust and Ashes is hereby on permanent hiatus. It's been over two years now since I started the story, and you may have noticed that my writing process has significantly lost steam since about April of 2009. I've learned so much during that time, both creatively and personally, and I made some wonderful friends directly because of the story. I simply can't keep up with what writing it requires from me.

I can't thank everyone who followed the story enough for the simple act of reading it, let alone the many people who left detailed, heartfelt, truly touching feedback. Thank you for your time and your attention. You have my absolute, deepest thanks, and please know that hearing from readers was often the sole bright point of this story's creation. Thank you.

I'm willing to take any questions, concerns, criticism, insults, anything you might have for me. Thank you again.

Aperitif
Kate; hither hither
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fandom: Heroes
pairing: Claire/Elle
warnings: Mild violence
summary: Claire and Elle enjoy dinner at a fine restaurant on their fist date. Or mission. Or date? It's hard to say, exactly.
notes: Set somewhere around Season 3; assumes Elle never died.
acknowledgments: Forever thanks to my beta cadesama, who is the most glorious.

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mix: these sorts of things fall apart
Don't be mad
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DURF. So, because I'm stupid, I put together a playlist/soundtrack-type-thing-of-sorts for the fic I've been working on, sawdust and ashes. If you've been following this journal, (hi. and sorry) you may have heard of it. The story, that is. Anyway, since I finally updated with a new chapter, I figured it wouldn't be the worst thing I could ever do to post the music here (with "artwork" [read: halfassed photoshops], because I'm a dick). There are actually probably many worse things I could do. Anyway.

If you'd like to download any or all of the songs, they're under the cut. ♥?



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Sawdust and Ashes, Chapter 9
P&P - ):
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notes: To cadesama and Prisc for reading and rereading this and for encouraging me, not to mention all the advice and support. cadesama especially - this probably wouldn't even still be a story without you.
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In which I am hopelessly stupid forever and also a liar
I'M AWESOME!, GUESS WHO'S AMAZING.
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Been doing a lot of research / little bit of writing. Feeling my way through the next installment of sawdust, feeling pretty OK about it again, possibly even very good, but am doing the thing where I find myself clenching my jaw when I start stressing about it (which is frequently). Was doing this all the time back during chapters 4/5/6, jaw was sore almost always.

Anyway, I've also been working on drawing up calendars for my own sake, to make sure I don't completely jack up my timeline and to keep things straight in my head. So I took pictures to post here, just because. It counts as fic progress? durfCollapse )

The Untimely Death of Rory Gilmore
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fandom: Gilmore Girls
title: The Untimely Death of Rory Gilmore, and other misadventures
pairing: Rory/Jess
rating: Eventual M, for language, sexytimes, vampire-related violence, character death (and undeath).
summary: Set during 2x16: There's the Rub. What would happen if, instead of Dean interrupting dinner, Rory turned into a vampire? Probably not this.
notes: Yes, this is a vampire AU. No, I don't know how that happened. It is supposed to be dark comedy. Feel free to laugh when characters die.
Also: The first few chapters of this series will be an actual story arc, and, following that, I'm planning on what will amount to one-shots in the same universe.
I apologize for all these notes.
acknowledgements: To cadesama for the beta, encouragement, and convincing me that this isn't the stupidest thing ever.


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fanmix: this is not what you had planned (rory/jess)
Don't be mad
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Medium: TV
Fandom: Gilmore Girls
Subject: Rory/Jess
Title: This Is Not What You Had Planned
Notes: Everything's an .m4a, there's a .zip of all songs, enjoy, ♥
Additionally: The idea for this mix is that Rory and Jess' relationship was very sad. Lots of missed opportunities and misunderstanding and lack of communication and hurting each other. So. That's what's up.
The title comes from a Wrens song not included in this mix.



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End of year fic thing
Don't be mad
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I briefly considered stealing memes directly from cadesama, like the "first sentence of the first fic you wrote each month" thing, but then I went through my journal here and realized that I'd only have about four months to post about. So I'm kind of doing that but also modifying it, so I can ramble more.

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Sawdust and Ashes, Chapter 8a
bake neko: and yet
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notes: Thanks again, as always, to everyone for been so encouraging; to Prisc, forever; and to cadesama for the beta and for threatening to murder me if I didn't keep writing.
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Sawdust and Ashes, 8b
bake neko: and yet
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Pleats & Puzzle Pieces: Postlude
BEAT ROD TANK EMPTIES
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fandom: Gilmore Girls
title: Pleats & Puzzle Pieces: Postlude. Or P&PP:P, for short.
pairing: Rory/Jess
rating: R, but for language, not action. sry2say
summary: Oh my God, it's everywhere.
notes: FOR PRISC always and forever. Everything I dooooo, I doo it for youuuuu.
Also, this takes place immediately after Pleats & Puzzle Pieces. Like, it starts up about two seconds after that left off.

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drabble: haha what
IN MY PANTS
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fandom: Gilmore Girls
title: None. Or, the drabble of great shame.
pairing: Rory/Jess
rating: R?
notes: This is for PRISC, who is currently off kicking the ass of a big fancy test, because she is amazing. Probably it's a little OOC, but who even cares? It's all for Prisc, and centered around one word. You'll probably guess which one.

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Sawdust and Ashes, Chapter 7
Decemberists - Crane wife
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Notes: Thanks, as always, to Jess, my beta, for constant support. To Prisc, for infinite patience. And, of course, to everyone who's reviewed. I'm so thankful for all of you.
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Sawdust and Ashes, 6b
Third Man - the end
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Sawdust and Ashes, Chapter 6a
Third Man - the end
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notes: Just... for clarification, I'm writing Season 2 Ceasar. You know. Tall Ceasar. He's got a small scene here, and, I don't know, the tall, serious Ceasar seemed like a better fit for this story than his shorter, zany replacement in later seasons. Also, and again - and I can't say it enough - thank you for the support and feedback. Thank you. Thanks especially to my beta, Jessica, and to Prisc.
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fffanfic trailer
hot fuzz - the dalton
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So, good news, all two people watching the community! I HAVE A BETA READER. This isn't new news, but it's still very exciting news. And she's positively lovely and wonderful and extremely talented and she made me a flipping trailer for my fanfic, because she is amazing. And the next chapter of sawdust should be posted soon, so, in the meantime, I encourage watching the trailer the lovely wonderful talented and amazing finding_marie made for me. ♥

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fanmix: She's all mine, I think (rory/jess)
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Medium: TV
Fandom: Gilmore Girls
Subject: Rory/Jess
Title: She's All Mine, I Think
Warnings: I guess, to be safe, spoilers up to season 6? In short, these are all .mp3s, there's a .zip of everything at the bottom, I love you, enjoy. :D



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fic: Pleats & Puzzle Pieces
blehhhhhhh
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Title: Pleats and Puzzle Pieces
Pairing: Rory/Jess
Summary: He liked discovering all the ways they fit together. Set mid/late Season 3.
Rating: M, for stupid.
Notes: Dedicated to Priscilla, without whom, this would not exist. Also, it's like 3 am right now and I'm tired and have been writing this as a form of stress relief, so I don't even have any idea what I did here. This is very long for being so useless (that's what she said).



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Sawdust and Ashes, Chapter 5
blehhhhhhh
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Notes: There aren't enough words of thanks to express how grateful I am for the feedback I've gotten for this story. I'm overwhelmed, I'm touched, I'm humbled. Thank you all so much.
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The week since Ted left had been an odd slur of emotion and inactivity.Collapse )

Sawdust and Ashes, Chapter 4b
blehhhhhhh
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back to 4a

Went for a walk. Back later.Collapse )

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