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Notes from the void


Like Punxsutawney Phil, (except two days early) I emerge from the cave of working on NoLimits stuff to say... hey, what's that big round orange thing in the sky?

Have updated wolfling's site with umpteen drabbles, ficlets and stories, and all 31 chapters of Unity thus far.

I should vid, but I don't know what, yet. I want it should be slashy so it can be shown at ConneXions, but my biggest vidbunnies atm are actually het, or they're slashy but sort of cheap comedy, that could go to ConneXions on the slash ticket, but wouldn't be worthy of the nearly new show at Vividcon. Yes, I'm vidding based on potential audience now and probably shouldn't, as sisabet pointed out recently, but I'm so bloody slow at it that it seems as if I don't keep in mind where a vid could possibly be shown when choosing to make it, I won't have anything to show at all.

I should clean my house office desk, but I think about that and all of a sudden sleep seems so much more attractive.

I should write something of my own, but see previous line. I've been reading more S/X fic than ever, and as always am plagued by the desire to have written some in the last hundred years lest I fade (further) into the woodwork and because I miss them, but lack the accompanying gusto for actually writing anything. Plus I wonder deeply if I can even write them in a convincing manner anymore, for longer than the span of a drabble. If there are any ideas for them in my head that haven't already been done as well or better by someone else, or aren't too cliched or out of character to work. If in fact I'm screwed for writing my OTP -- probably my best quality work (albeit the least quantity) ever has been in the last two years when I've been writing ficathon pairings that aren't S/X.

I've been staring at what writing I *have* been doing (bar Domestic Piranhas, which proceeds apace after a long hiatus, a fact that greatly pleases me -- but I blame that half on James and half on the fact that those guys are ours and we can do as we like with them, because either you buy into the DP characterization and continuity for the fun of it, or you don't) and feeling as if it's coming out at 'See Spot run' level, where just getting someone to walk across the room is an exercise in repetitive, wooden description.

Can it be April now?

I can't decide if I'm mopey or just bored; if it's the latter, it's that sort of bored where you do have a huge list of things you could do, but the idea of starting any one of those projects makes your eyes film over with exhaustion.


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Re: no pressure, no nagging, I swear

mpoetess

2005-01-31 01:47 pm (UTC) (Link)

:) Yes, we're working on DP.

ladycat777

2005-01-31 01:59 pm (UTC) (Link)

*gives you squishy, glurbly hugs*

Dude, you and Zort and whoever else was involved created the best word when you coined glurble.

*glurbles you more*

mpoetess

2005-01-31 02:28 pm (UTC) (Link)

*znorks you*

Hmm. Doesn't have quite the same ring.

I've googled on glurble (hee! am 5!) out of curiosity , to see if we really did coin it or not, and results are inconclusive -- it definitely exists outside of fandom as an onomatopoeia-type word to describe a gurgling sound, but I can't tell if all of the fannish uses are newer than DP, or not.

wesleysgirl

2005-01-31 02:27 pm (UTC) (Link)

*Hugs you*

mpoetess

2005-01-31 02:32 pm (UTC) (Link)

You and I should collaborate on a vid, is what we should do. I have the source (as long as it's Buffy, Angel, Firefly, or QAF) and the storage space, and you can say "Put that clip there! No, a little to the left. Now lick my boot and paint my garage!"

wesleysgirl

2005-01-31 02:35 pm (UTC) (Link)

I don't have a garage. :-P

That's a lovely idea, though. I want to make a multi-fandom slash vid to either the Chiffons "Then He Kissed Me" or (because the first song has a problematic girly line in it) Faith Hill's "This Kiss." Which is super cliche, but... lots of men. Giving each other meaningful looks and showing skin and KISSING. Who cares about cliche when there's kissing?

Oh, and a vid to Vienna Teng's "Gravity." Possibly Angel/Wes, possibly UK QaF Stuart/Vince.

*Licks you and runs off to make dinner*

mpoetess

2005-01-31 02:39 pm (UTC) (Link)

*g* Now I have to listen to Gravity again. (I also need to buy QAFUK series 1, as I only have series 2)

astarte99

2005-01-31 04:39 pm (UTC) (Link)

Yay for new slashy vids at Connexions. I am still trying to work out how to make it, but I would love the chance to get to see more of your stuff on the big screen.

And I so hear you on writing best for non-OTPS. Almost all of my good (and *ahem* completed) writing has been for other ppl, and thus totally weird characters/pairings or original fiction, which doesn't really work in small doses unless it's all porn. *bangs head*

mpoetess

2005-01-31 06:18 pm (UTC) (Link)

I hope to see you there again!

And yeah, it's weird. maybe it's the thing where when we're doing characters we're not so familiar with, we have to examine them and try to get into their heads, and that comes out better on the page than writing about characters we're closer to, sometimes.

astarte99

2005-01-31 07:38 pm (UTC) (Link)

If I do manage to make it, then there will definitely have to be another hanging out being geeky night. It loved that, it was my first IRL exposure to other fandom ppl.

when we're doing characters we're not so familiar with, we have to examine them and try to get into their heads, and that comes out better on the page than writing about characters we're closer to, sometimes.

I think that you might be right on with that. I remember going "Oz? How in the heck can anyone write Oz?" And having to press myself hard till it started to feel right, instead of just writing off the cuff, as it were.

beadattitude

2005-01-31 04:54 pm (UTC) (Link)

Many projects? Eyes filming? ::raises hand::

::pets you in sympathy::

mpoetess

2005-01-31 06:20 pm (UTC) (Link)

Part of it is the fact that I feel I should do the clean house/office/desk stuff first, yet deeply wish to avoid same. *g*

justhuman

2005-01-31 05:51 pm (UTC) (Link)

/me snuggles you, cause it's fun

mpoetess

2005-01-31 06:19 pm (UTC) (Link)

Back atcha!

djinanna

2005-01-31 06:07 pm (UTC) (Link)

Oh yes, please, ma'am, write some more S/X. Please? ::massages your shoulders and/or your feet:: Is there anything I/we can do to encourage and nurture and otherwise assist you in this endeavor?

>>it's that sort of bored where you do have a huge list of things you could do, but the idea of starting any one of those projects makes your eyes film over with exhaustion<<

*sigh* You're feeling my pain there.

mpoetess

2005-01-31 06:11 pm (UTC) (Link)

Possibly a brain transplant would have positive results. ;-)

*sigh* You're feeling my pain there.

I could update my site, I could start a new vid, I could dig out the one WIP that doesn't make my skull explode to even think about it... or I could sleeeeeep.