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HEY GUYS it's 3-sentence ficathon, aka the only place I will probably write fanfiction all year, aka that one awesome explosion of joy and just throwing yourself out there to have fun! I can't do almost any actual fills until Wednesday but when I can I'm going to be all over this and you guys should leave all sorts of fantastic prompts so I can chinhands at them all, and then fill some yourself, and it'll all be really great YOU SHOULD DO THIS

THREE SENTENCE FICATHON AW YEAH
be_themoon: I want a better world. By me. (Nikita: do not remember me as a bridge)
 Back from camp, done with the last day of work, HOLIDAYS.

oh yeah also Mary broke her collarbone. so. um. that happened.

Also Crossover Exchange!

Nevcolleil wrote me a lovely Criminal Minds/Inception crossover, Life Ain't A Dream, about Spencer and Arthur and their tangled life together. You guys should go check it out, it's really nice and I love the idea of Spencer and Arthur being childhood friends who wreaked havoc together before turning into something more.

I wrote The Curious Case of the Time Agent and His Sister for turkeyish, a Torchwood/Narnia fic which is actually set roughly in the same universe as that other Torchwood/Narnia fic I did ages ago, To Go Nowhere With You. (I strongly suspect there will be an Edmund/Ianto coda to this fic prettyyy soon. Also there is the fic that is specifically a sequel to TGNWY.) I am also writing a pinch hit which will show up sometime soon. Also I want to thank flyakate again for being an invaluable and wonderful beta. That fic was in a horrific state when she got it, and she did a quick turnaround and a very good beta on it at the same time. <3333

ALSO erasureathon has started and the person erasing for me is amazing and has already done one. xenoamorist erased Far From His Home and turned it into as small as a world and as large as alone, which is an amazing, beautiful piece of poetry about Castiel and Dean being in love and the awkwardness of bodies and it is really, stupendously well done. YOU SHOULD GO READ IT.

ps I am sort of watching TV but mostly just sitting around joining Aidan and Mary in their epic Battlestar Galactica watch. It mostly goes like this. "Betsy is it going to get better? At all?" "... Well, no, not really." "ARGH." *puts on another episode* 

be_themoon: I want a better world. By me. (Default)
EVERYONE

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THIS IS

It's a low-key, relaxed, everyone play in everyone else's sandbox ficathon. There's big fandoms prompted and tiny ones and crossovers that make you go "... they are ALL INSANE, aren't they?"

and it is all just the best thing. Spread the news! The more people know about it, the more people around who might, just might know that one tiny fandom you have been wanting fic for forever. 

(ps if you want to write MORE than three sentences that is totally allowed, as are multiple fills, shenanigans, and absurdity. it is the most low key and fun ficathon eveeeer.)

Meme.

Aug. 15th, 2011 11:43 am
be_themoon: I want a better world. By me. (Authority: text: bugger this)
Snagged from[personal profile] bedlamsbard .

Alfred Hitchcock said, "If I made Cinderella, the audience would immediately be looking for a body in the coach." If I wrote a story today, what would the readers immediately look for?

Kind of curious!

ETA: It's a snow day here! ... There's not really much snow left, but it is a snow day!

be_themoon: I want a better world. By me. (Narnia: group: now a big hug!)
 So I'm trying desperately to finish, edit and submit my fic for the Narnia Fic Exchange this weekend, before Mary and Aidan get here. (OMG SO EXCITED)

Could I get some beta volunteers? The only bit you'd need to know is Voyage of the Dawn Treader, primarily bookverse. It's about 1,400 words right now, and it'll probably wind up around 2,000, maybe a little bit over. I'm not sure right now. It's trying to overshoot the limits I have. *eyes it* I don't have much time, so I doubt it'll get much longer than 2,000 words. 

I was rewatching Half Blood Prince, which always gives me an urge to write an epic post-DH fic about Malfoy and his family recovering and moving on. I just have a lot of Feelings about Narcissa and Malfoy, okay! A LOT OF FEELINGS. (Lucius I don't have much sympathy for, really.) I'm just pretty sure someone has done it better, so the few sentences I wrote before I was like "Betsy shut up and write NFE" are stuck in limbo with the Prentiss-in-hiding fic and Hardy-Boys-in-trouble fic. 

I want to get those done, hmmm. I think next year for Yuletide I'll see if I can sign up with the Hardy Boys.

cannot wait to see Deathly Hallow Part II. They were never as huge a part of my childhood as they were of so many people's, but everything I hear says it's a fantastic movie, and I think I'd definitely regret it if I didn't see it in theaters. 
be_themoon: I want a better world. By me. (XMen: Charles/Eric: the waste of my love)
 okay I have been a whiny twerp most of today. this is partially because I am cramping before my period (lol body thanks for stooping to new lows of putting me in pain) and I am still feeling restless and I am tired of cleaning house even though I have done very little of it this summer. any house cleaning feels like too much right now. (I literally spent a large portion of my junior year cleaning house for my mom. and a lot of that summer. and a lot of last fall.) 

I'm also having a lot of trouble concentrating. and still utterly failing at crushes. 

BUT NEVERTHELESS. between yesterday and today, I have managed to write almost 3K of X-Men fic (ANON ALL ANON SO ANON). it is on two different fics. so far only the first one is embarrassing, but the second one is fast approaching embarrassing too. 

and I also suddenly feel a desire to work on that Edmund/Ianto sequel. It's set in the gap between Torchwood S1&2. Edmund takes a temporary job at Torchwood while he's on the run from something. There is Time Agent shenanigans and memory loss and I think Susan might come into it! It... will likely never get finished because there is a LOT of story to it.

which reminds me that I think Charles Xavier and Lucy Pevensie would get along SMASHINGLY. (he reminds her of Tumnus. something in his smile, bright and open. or maybe it's the blue of his eyes, or the tilt of his head. she's a regenerative mutant former queen of a fantasy country, he's a paralyzed telepath mutant professor. together with her sister they fight crime/prejudice/fear/hatred!)

also that I want all the icons.

and my new shiny laptop, even though I haven't ordered it yet. (tomorrow, I hope.)

oh snap dishes time. 

this has been Betsy being utterly ridiculous. signing off for the next - uh, half hour? then I'll be back and writing again probably, because i am incorrigible and apparently can't go to sleep before like 1 in the morning and only then because that's when my mom goes to sleep and therefore checks on me.

I FEEL LIKE COMMENTFICCING WHO WANTS TO COMMENTFIC

be_themoon: I want a better world. By me. (SPN: Jo: a great big world)
FLIST. TWO THINGS.

one: spoilers for SPN 6x17 )

omg Justice League: Generation Lost is almost done! I am so excited for the last issue, I cannot even.

ALSO: I feel like Cass and Wendy and Stephanie and Damian should make their own little club. Probably called something like "Hero Kids With Supervillain Parents". They could eat cookies and refuse to talk about their feelings and then kick some ass, with Wendy making snarky comments in their ears, the rush of the wind in their face as they swing across the streets of Gotham. Unstoppable. They are more than the sum of their parts. They are better than their parents ever were. They stared death in the face and they walked away from it, stronger for it. This is the heart of them - the hope for a better tomorrow. A place where nobody has to be them.

oh hai Remix. hm.

be_themoon: I want a better world. By me. (DW: Amy: we are not birds)
First genderswap meme response up here: Golden Age Pevensies & Queen Cassia, picspam & accompanying fic. Yes, that is a new community. I wanted someplace to dump things that wasn't my personal journal. More genderswap replies coming later for: Supernatural, Merlin, Downton Abbey & White Collar.

and now for the Awesome Ladies meme!

the list:

1. Susan Pevensie (Narnia)
2. Keladry of Mindelan (Protector of the Small)
3. Jesse Flores (T:SCC)
4. Amy Pond (Doctor Who)
5. Nikita (Nikita)
6. Lady Mary Crawley (Downton Abbey)
7. Anastasia "Dee" Dualla (Battlestar Galactica)
8. Emily Prentiss (Criminal Minds)
9. Anna Milton (Supernatural)
10. Diana Barrigan (White Collar)
11. Kono Kalakaua (Hawaii Five-0)
12. Holland Donaghue (OC)
13. River Song (Doctor Who)
14. Jenny Lewis (Primeval)
15. Eowyn (Lord of the Rings)

(do you know how hard this was to narrow down? I wanted to put EVERYONE on there. I switched names in and out for probably half an hour before settling on this. SO MANY LADIES.)

and responses!

11 responses. ) 

and that one meme with your WIP titles. I don't really have a WIP folder, just a writing one, but let's see what I've got in there. 

I have got to finish some of this stuff. )

be_themoon: I want a better world. By me. (STXI: Uhura: can't handle half of me)
 Things I have been up to in RL - mailing in voting registration! going through stacks of college info! I have a list of 5 colleges I'm almost definitely applying to - Yale, Brown, Adelphi, Tulane, and U of C, which about fifteen other colleges I'm going to look through to bring that up to 8 total. 

Flist, you are fantastic, by the way. Out of the five colleges I am definitely applying to, my flist is either going to or knows people at four of them. I am like this \o/ at how amazing you are, and how kind and helpful. <33333

Also I am joining a rock climbing team most likely, as of tomorrow! So that'll be interesting. Hopefully with instruction and frequent guided practice I'll be able to start getting V3's, which would be fabulous. (I will also possibly be competing. Ack!)

Fannishly I am fairly quiet. I shall probably be signing up for the xover_exchange, and I have to finish my two help_pakistan projects (A;TLA fic and T:SCC vid), but other than that I won't be doing much. Watched the first episode of this season's Merlin and just couldn't get into it except for a few moments, which made me sad. I might keep trying, but I don't watch TV when it feels like a chore more than anything. 

On the other hand, L&O: UK has a new episode! Jamie Bamber and Freema Aygeman on my screen again was a delight, and the rest of the cast is pretty great too. The episode was kind of horrifying but also quite well done, and I enjoyed it a lot. Pity there's so little of it. :(

Off to do homework and SAT prep! Maybe I shall cook today too, if I can get it in before I go to Teen Court.

be_themoon: I want a better world. By me. (Narnia: Susan: fire at will)
 So this Tuesday starts my senior year of high school. The fall is going to be interesting - I'm only taking three dual-enrolled classes (Astronomy, American History to 1876, and Pre-History to Medieval Humanities), but I have to study for the SAT, the ACT, and the World History, Literature, and Mathematics Level I SAT Subject Tests. Also get applications for colleges together, and figure out where I want to go. I'm a big fan of Yale and Brown, and my chances are a lot better now that [redacted awesome news not allowed to tell until Wednesday], but I still really need to have third and fourth and fifth choices (I don't particularly want to apply to more than five schools, but I will if necessary). Hopefully I'll be visiting colleges some weekend this fall, which should help me figure out. Part of the problem in finding the schools I want to apply to is that - well, I have no idea what I'm going to major in. If I do Social Work, I would go to grad school for it, so my majors in college are wide open. Aaaaah.

Also, I really, really like teaching people. It's in my genes, guys! All girls in my family are doomed to teach. :P This Friday at co-op, I went in so that they wouldn't have to come back and pick me up before going somewhere else, and one of the Chemistry students had forgotten to do his homework, so I sat down and helped him with it. It was loads and loads of fun, and I don't even really like Chemistry. I just... enjoyed teaching it to someone. I didn't even mind that it was taking over an hour of my limited computer time that day. 

Okay - in the next few months, you can expect my NFE, one White Collar vid, and one as yet unknown fanfic and vid (from help_pakistan). And then I'll probably be pretty quiet on the creation front for a while, though I might do some casual vidding for relaxing purposes.

(AAARGH can I be 18 now stop it LJ with the adult notifications it is less than two months!)


be_themoon: I want a better world. By me. (Narnia: Susan: fire at will)
 Hey guys! My NFE fic should be done tomorrow (Saturday at the latest). Obviously I can't give anything away, but could I get some offers for beta-ing? I'd like to have two different names to submit so if I can't do one of them I don't have to run around searching for a second one, since I'm going to be just scraping deadline as is. (How do I always end up doing this? Don't answer that. Rhetorical.)

In other news, DIANAAAA. NEAAAAL. JONES & PETER & EL and date night! White Collar frequently just makes me SO HAPPY. *flails*

I want to vid ALL THE THIIIINGS. White Collar's camera work is absolutely GORGEOUS. I've been getting episodes all day yesterday and today, and soon I will be ready to vid it up! Although it'll have to go on hold once help_pakistan bidding finishes. (It ends Saturday night, guys! You are missing out if you have not checked out what is being offered! It's pretty epic. :D)

ALSO rock climbing is epic and makes me so HAPPYYYYYYY.

be_themoon: I want a better world. By me. (GK: Walt: no idea what we're doing)
 Head over to help_pakistan, guys? The floods there have been really really bad, and the turn out so far is much too sparse. 

My thread is here. Offering words.

be_themoon: I want a better world. By me. (DW: Amy: passionately curious)
The first TEN people to comment in this post get to request ~something~ of any pairing/character of their choosing from me. In return, they have to post this in their journal. If you absolutely can't write, you can offer drawings or icons or something instead (meta? picspams? reasons why that character/pairing rocks/doesn't rock?).
 
You guys know my fandoms - I'll make an effort at anything. 9/10

be_themoon: I want a better world. By me. (HL: Methos: not afraid to run away)
So Aidan's gone as of Friday afternoon (Mary's staying for three weeks, yay!). We went to the beach, to the springs, played Ultimate Frisbee, had a party, and played possibly illegal amounts of board and card games. I socialized for what ended up being almost five days. Still utterly exhausted and anti-social. I slept badly Friday night, woke up three times or so.

Yesterday night I didn't get enough sleep either, for other reasons. Mostly involving The Roach Saga. (I HATE roaches, guys. SO MUCH.) About five in the morning today a roach took it into it's head to be as obnoxious to Mary as possible, including running across her face. *shudder* Then it got onto my bed, and things spiraled out of control from there until Mary was sleeping on the couch in the living room and Katherine and I had the lights on and were watching Primeval (the last four episodes of Season 3) and White Collar's first episode on my bed, while encouraging our dog to kill any roaches she found in our room. So yeah. I got... six hours of sleep last night? I've been alternating between hyper and looking drugged all day. Anyway, that all led to the Great Roach Hunt, wherein Kat and Mary and I spent large portions of today clearing out my room. Really thoroughly.

Come on down to metatardis!
Where we are all definitely madmen in boxes.

It's going to be pretty fabulous, guys. There have already been some great meta-pieces, and I know there'll be more. You should drop by! 

Vid recs! I have four.

Your Ghost by [livejournal.com profile] charmax is a devastating and beautiful Winchester family epic. The lyrics are utterly perfect, the song is beautiful with the right melancholy to it, and the story told is wonderful. Three generations of Campbells/Winchesters, with all their utter tragedy!

Never Gonna Leave Me by [livejournal.com profile] lee_fragilidad is a Syfy Alice vid, Alice/Hatter, and it's just the right mix of upbeat running/fighting and wishful glances. The cutting is sharp and the whole thing is really well-constructed.

Bad Romance by [personal profile] such_heights may have me convinced that I need to finish watching S2 of Merlin. (I'm.. .not sure why I haven't, actually.) But I definitely have to watch the Morgause episodes, and this vid is why. Gwen/Morgana/Morgause love triangle! WANT.

Lullaby For A Stormy Night by [personal profile] such_heights is the tiny!Amy and Eleven vid we all knew we wanted. So adorable, omg. ♥

On TV-watching fronts! White Collar 2x01 was quite lovely. Neal and Peter were in fine bickering form, Mozzie played a great role. I only wish there had been more (MUCH MORE) of El and Diana, and that that one Scare hadn't happened at the end.spoilerrrrrs )

Primeval is pretty wonderful - I wish it was more racially diverse, but they are fairly decent on delivering Awesome Ladies Being Awesome and there is no shortage of handsome men and I am shallow. spoilers through 3x03 )

Femgenficathon it is! this needs to be DONE. I need to move on! wait what why am I writing Claudia Brown/Jenny Lewis fic all of a sudden. *eyes* but I wanted to write Rosalie fic? except... I guess that's not happening. 

be_themoon: I want a better world. By me. (CM: Prentiss: what is this fuckery?)
ugh, fail.

This one, where WWII and concentration camps are co-opted for magical white love. 

Or the one where people have *standards* for female characters. That mostly seem to involve bashing them? Including MARTHA JONES?

Today at park day, a lot of the boys got together, caught a lizard, and started trying to feed it to ants. Alive. Because this was fun? My brother told them to stop and then came to my mom when they didn't, whereupon my mom stormed over, released the lizard, and forced them to actually think about what they were doing for a good fifteen minutes, making me full of joy at her righteous wrath, because I was also full of wrath. (Mrs. T took pictures of them in a circle getting chewed out. Sometimes I love moms and their crazy senses of humor.) 

Awesome things, on the other hand!

My sister will be here MONDAY, with her husband. wheee! I am so excited. I have only met him once before, and I'm pleased to get to see him again, and to get my sister for almost a month. *so excited*

There is a Female Character Friending Meme going on! On DW and LJ. I approve. :D

[livejournal.com profile] spnsupporting , a comm for claiming and writing minor SPN characters! I'll put my table here when I get it. :D I'm going to be requesting mostly Team Free Will: The Next Generation, and hopefully will continue their story. <333 

A cut to put the table behind! )
be_themoon: I want a better world. By me. (GK: Walt: no idea what we're doing)
First off, I would like to take a moment to pimp the Narnia Fic Exchange. (OMG YAY.)

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Go! Sign up! Enjoy! Sign-ups are open until June 19th. *claps hands excitedly* I am looking forward to this SO MUCH, you have no idea.

Doctor Who last Saturday! Guys, SO GOOD. 

Spoilers for Doctor Who 5x10,  )

Stuff from next week's blurb/preview. )

HEY DW FANDOM, while I'm on Doctor Who. Stop it with the slut-shaming and other absurdity! Feminism: you're getting it wrong. If you dislike Amy, try to dislike her in a rational manner. I know it can be done! I know people who are doing it in a rational manner! You can do it too. (Well, I'd prefer you just convert to thinking she is the awesomest, but I'll settle for disliking her for rational reasons that don't involve saying she dresses like a slut, which is especially insulting to me because - well, does that mean you think I'm a slut for having legs like hers and wanting to wear her clothes?) I encourage you to engage in reasonable discussions, thoughtfulness, and a deep deep look at internalized misogyny. Thanks!

no love until you stop the hypocrisy and vileness, 
Betsy.
be_themoon: I want a better world. By me. (LotR: Eowyn: dignity in despair)
got home Saturday night - I had a great time, I've really missed hanging out with Leah and Esther. Also we had discussions about sex in the Bible. This included a long argument about whether or not Ruth and Boaz had sex, premarital sex and whether the Bible actually condemns it, and the following conversation:
Leah: He comforted me in the Biblical way.
Me: If we're talking Biblical, he plowed your furrows.

so socializing didn't kill me, yay! on the other hand, I'm really really wary about my dad's behavior today. he's been doing okay recently and I cautiously relaxed, but he's not doing so great today. *bites nails*

okay. off to write a 10-page paper, then a 2-page paper, then study for three tests (one Tuesday, two Thursday). and make sure I'm ready for my dress rehearsal for Pirates of Penzanze tomorrow.

also I'm going to need a beta for Remix, probably on Thursday or Friday? it'll be Torchwood.

ETA: oh yeah, like most people, I've got 7 DW invite codes. I'm putting them up for grabs here first, and eventually I'll be posting them to [site community profile] dw_codesharing .
 
be_themoon: I want a better world. By me. (T:SCC: John/Cameron: she had fine looks)
I'm off! Be back Sunday.

Things I may or may not have done before I left - compiled a primer for myself on Major League Baseball rules, just to make sure I've got things right, and a list of all GK characters.

oh my god, you guys, and this is on top of the 2K of Edmund/Ianto sequel I've been poking at ever since I wrote the first one, and then Remix (which I should really get started on, obviously).

I'll have a lot of time in the car?
be_themoon: I want a better world. By me. (GK: Nate&Brad: it's hard to save the wor)
Now playing only on Dreamwidth: Sixteen Pounds, Titanium (my Generation Kill meta/picspam/pimping post).

oh, last night's Criminal Minds! a thing of BEAUTY. Pitch-perfect character interaction, focus on the victims and their agency, Reid and Prentiss and Morgan being adorable, Garcia being <3333333333333333, Rossi dry and snarky, Hotch and his non-reassurances, JJ and how she still worries when parenting and children are involved. Criminal Minds is always good, but when it's at it's best it's like no time went by at all while you were watching it, and last night it was at it's best. (Prentiss and Reid gambling for pretzels and cheetos! omg adorable.)

you guys tonight is the second-to-last episode of Supernatural Season 5. *panicky eyes* I don't know how they're fixing this. but at least there is a Season 6! and the producers have sworn that they're wrapping up this plotline the way they always meant to, so I don't have to worry about plot decay.

and Saturday a new Who! in VENICE, with Rory and vampires! it's going to be fabulous.

Unfortunately, I won't get to see Doctor Who until Sunday. Friday afternoon my sister and I are driving down to St. Petersburg to visit a really close friend in college. She got engaged recently and she's moving out West to be with her fiance and switching colleges, so this may be one of the last times we see her for a while. D: but we're going to be staying overnight and coming back only late on Saturday.

on a last note, [personal profile] newredshoes asked "What ridiculous AU do YOU want?" to her f-list, and I immediately went "OMG GK BASEBALL AU" (of course! if only my dad realized what an influence baseball has been on my life, despite only playing one season of softball). I want it, guys. where is the baseball AU? must I write it myself? I do not have time! (Fact: if it's a team show, I want a baseball AU. I just want it much more desperately than normal for GK.)

maybe I just desperately want all kinds of crossovers and AU's? that's probably part of it.

be_themoon: I want a better world. By me. (Narnia: Susan: fire at will)
Hey everyone! Head over here, where Sgrio is hosting a lovely multifandom commentfic party!

*wanders over to be inspired*


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