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01 January 2015 @ 01:38 am


Finally made the switch! With all the recent goings-on that have been happening at teh el-jay, I figured I would be a little safer this way. And the idea of random people reading my posts who weren't on my flist was starting to get to me.

But if you happen to stumble across my name, and see things in my userinfo that you think we might have in common, just leave a comment, and I will probably friend you back!

ETA: Well, since it's another year and all (woot 2010!) I decided to go back and read this, and things have changed somewhat, so it's been updated to reflect that!

Some things you should probably know before you do that.Collapse )
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04 January 2011 @ 07:36 pm
*dusts this thing off*

umm... hello? anyone out there?

i didn't mean to take such a long hiatus, but it just happened somehow--i got caught up in the semester the way i always do, and after the startrekbigbang my time just got eaten up with RL things. i can't bring myself to deactivate my account yet even though i seem to be drifting from this place due to the pressures of finishing my Masters, but i'm participating in the last round of the dmhgficexchange, so hopefully that will keep me around more.

but i'm doing well! i had a wonderful, refreshing Christmas with my family, and then i spent New Years with my bf, and went to a fun party with him and hung out with a bunch of his friends for NYE. and i had my first ever New Years kiss. perfect start to 2011? i'd say yes!

anyway, please let me know how you all are doing! realistically speaking, i don't know how much i'll be able to keep this thing going, but i'll try to post every now and then, and comment on your entries! i hope you are all having a great start to the New Year!

Current Mood: cheerfulcheerful
29 October 2010 @ 05:09 pm
wow, that took forever.

HERE IS MY startrekbigbang:

Author: alexajohnson
Artist: shingo_the_pest
Mixer: emmypenny
Series: ST XI
Character/Pairing(s): Jim, Bones, Pike, Winona, Uhura, Spock. Gen.
Rating: R
Word Count: ~41,000
Beta: shingo_the_pest
Warnings: heavy language, implied child abuse, mention of genocide, minor character death
Notes: A mere thank you does not even begin to express my immense gratitude for my super awesome beta, shingo_the_pest, for really going above and beyond. I am basically a n00b to this fandom, and I can say pretty confidently that I wouldn’t have been able to finish this without you—from your detailed editing, ideas, hand-holding, and friendship. AND you even created the beautiful artwork for this story! There are just not enough words. ♥ ♥ ♥! Thank you also to emmypenny, for putting together such a gorgeous mix! It really captures the mood of this story perfectly, and the cover art is also just lovely! It was an absolute pleasure working with you!

Also, along with all the clichés in this story, I’ve borrowed a couple ideas from Lost and Good Will Hunting.

Summary: Jim and Bones do not have a promising beginning to their friendship. But some things are just meant to be.

Link to Fic: HERE!
Link to Art: HERE!
Link to Mix: HERE!
Current Mood: excitedexcited
29 October 2010 @ 04:07 pm

posting over at startrekbigbang.

how many of you guys are even trekkies?

i can't believe i finished this--it's over 100 pages, and is a little over 41,000 words.

there will be a master post here soon!!!
Current Mood: accomplishedaccomplished
28 October 2010 @ 12:31 pm
so much has happened/is happening right now... what a crazy time!

-met the bf's family and close high school friends for the first time last weekend, and i enjoyed everyone very much! a good friend of his got married, so i got to see his hometown too. was a little nervous, but i think i made a good first impression! and i had a wonderful time. ♥
-placed honorable mention in piano concerto competition prelims! really wanted to win, but i had a lot of fun and played my heart out, and that's really all that matters anyway. there's just no accounting for taste!
-am posting startrekbigbang tomorrow, and am just shy of 40k words and have a ton more to go tonight... along with a paper that's due tomorrow for medieval music history. CRAP.

somehow it will all get done!

in short... life is good!

hope you guys are doing well. ♥!
Current Mood: excitedexcited
17 October 2010 @ 04:59 pm
holy crap, it's midterm week already.

coming up, i have--

two 6-8 page papers due with only a weekend in between, where i will be out of town for a wedding with the bf. it will be a fun, refreshing break but also means i need to work my butt off over the next seven days.

one of these papers (the harder, more specific research driven one) is due the same day as the concerto competition.

i'm feeling prepared, but i'm going to have to figure out how to balance putting in hours in the practice room and hours in the library.

i also need to really make more progress on my startrekbigbang--as in, coming close to finishing it.

i think i can do everything--the trick will be coming out of it all with my sanity more or less in tact.

Current Mood: anxiousanxious
13 October 2010 @ 08:31 am
holy shit guys, i'm still writing my startrekbigbang and posting has started. at least my date isn't until the end of the month, because this draft keeps on expanding and i haven't even had time to go back and edit.

which is making me all kinds of nervous, because right now it's... 84 pages (WTF) and 28.5k words. this will easily be beyond 100 pages when it's done, and what's even more frightening is that i'm sharing this with a fandom as a newbie. at this point i don't even care if nobody reads it except for my beta and fanmixer. it will just feel SO GOOD to finish a project of this magnitude. at least i've written the ending, which i always have to do for bigger fics so i have some tangible idea of where it's going. but OMG.

why did i think that i could do this as a graduate student when my average work day is twelve hours long plus homework? and why didn't i write more in august instead of wasting time thinking, "i still have another month?" but that's beside the point.


have a snippet :D

from Measure of a Man:

Leonard is cleaning up his station at the end of his Friday shift with Blake when Freed saunters in.Collapse )
Current Mood: stressedstressed
26 September 2010 @ 05:55 pm
i think i'm at the point where i've almost given up hope of being able to update this thing regularly. i'm not ready to abandon livejournal, and you guys--i'm not sure i'm ready yet to leave fandom. i have a couple outstanding fics for exchanges, and after they're in i'll probably take a little hiatus from writing, at least until winter break.

it's only the end of september, and i already feel like i'm behind with just about everything.

but i am loving life. i'm finally feeling as though i'm making major breakthroughs with my piano playing, and it's been encouraging and enlightening. i'm starting to love performance again instead of being afraid of putting myself out there.

i'm putting in as many hours as i can at work, but i'm only making minimum wage so it's a struggle to make rent every month, and eating well has been difficult because i feel like i can only buy foods that will last forever since i pretty much have negative dollars on account of rent. i'm hanging in there, because i know that this is what it's going to be like when i graduate. i really don't mind being poor--it makes the little i can afford that much worth it--but sometimes it really does just suck because it means i can't take my boyfriend out to dinner, or get tickets to a concert i really want to go to. but oh well. it's the little things, anyway.

the exciting bit of news i have is that i am actually getting to go home for thanksgiving this year! i had a meal with my grandparents last year but i was stuck in madison, and thanksgiving has always been one of those holidays where i feel some extra sadness being away from my family.

tell me how you've been doing, guys. because i wish i had more time to be around here, and i care about every single one of you. ♥ ♥ ♥.
Current Mood: lovedloved
02 September 2010 @ 05:53 pm
woooohooo, my Muse came back to me just in time for the startrekbigbang rough draft submission deadline! it just had to be over 20k with a beginning, middle, and end, and my draft satisfied those requirements, even though there are multiple gaping holes...and some scenes with bits missing here and there.


i am too excited about this.

breaking into this fandom has been tons of fun, and i'm probably crazy because this is really the first thing i've written for it. and it's a big bang. but i LOVE these characters, especially jim and bones. they're the first slash pairing i've really fallen for, though i love gen with them just as much.

my bigbang is a detailed (like, daily account detailed) evolution of their friendship during all three years at the Academy, until the movie starts. so it's just movie canon, but at this point i've read so much fic, and shingo_the_pest is such an amazing beta that i feel somewhat competent and able to tackle such a new world.

this fic will probably be over 40k when it's done...i don't think i've ever written anything this huge, not even for draco/hermione. there will be a snippet sometime!

also, in RL news, today was the first day of class, or, the first day of my last year of school... ever. at least for a while.

what a crazy thought!
one day it's exciting, and the next, it scares the crap out of me. i know this year is going to just fly by, so i'm determined to soak up as much from it as i can. come may, i will have a masters. and it's going to feel AMAZING.
Current Mood: creativecreative
18 August 2010 @ 02:58 pm
my muse has been so...uninspired lately.

or something.

i'm not exactly sure what's going on--i have plenty of ideas, and certainly plenty to work on, but whenever i go to write, i end up just staring at my word document and can maybe get a few words out, but it feels forced and so not like me. sigh.

i think i just need to make myself do nothing but write for a couple hours one afternoon to get the muse going again.

what do you guys do when you just aren't feeling it, but have deadlines to reach?

i've already tried writing with a word count goal, which doesn't always work for me. :/
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