Writing

It’s That Time of Year Again…

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National Novel Writing Month 2014!

This year, my goal is to write 50,000 words of fanfiction… but not all of the same work.  I know, it’s like I’ve lost my mind, but I have a TON of unfinished first drafts that desperately need to be finished, for my own peace of mind if nothing else.  So my goal is to work on these unfinished fanfics, hopefully completing at least two or three of them and getting them off my plate so I can concentrate on other things (like my unfinished original novels that are also piling up rapidly ;P).

For your perusal, here is a list of the stories I intend to work on in November:

  • Changing History:  Search for the Entwives (Lord of the Rings)

I’ve only been working on this Lord of the Rings series since the dawn of time (FIFTEEN YEARS, HOLY MOLY!), I’m ready to wrap it up and have a nice, clean conclusion for Melody and Boromir 🙂  This is Priority One, since I’ve been promising this final installment to my readers (and myself) for something close to three years now…

  • The Washerwoman’s Daughter (BBC’s The Musketeers)

This is a new story, for a new series that a friend of mine and I have only recently (in the last two months or so) started obsessing about.  I’m putting this story on the list because #1- it’s going to be awesome, and #2- I’m writing it for someone I know in real life, which makes it a pretty high priority for me 🙂

  • Double the Baggins, Twice the Took (The Hobbit)

This is a story I have been quietly obsessing about all summer.  It was unintentionally my Camp NaNoWriMo project in July (I’m not joking, this story has so ingrained itself on my brain that I accidentally wrote over 50,000 words before I even knew what I’d done!).  It’s somehow turned itself into a sprawling epic in my head, one that will easily rival Changing History, but I’m hoping that it won’t take me another fifteen years to complete it.  I’m wanting to finish this first part of what I’m sure will become a series before the final Peter Jackson film premieres in theaters.

  • Will We Ever Have Paradise? (Bruce Banner, Worth Living For 2)

Some of you may have read my post regarding this story last weekend.  Yes, it’s actually happening.  No, I don’t know when it’ll be finished.  It’s probably going to be relatively short, but then again, I seem incapable of writing anything that normal people might consider “short” 😛

  • Clarity of Heart (Loki, Thor: The Dark World)

This is another story that’s been rattling around in my brain for a while (basically since I saw The Dark World in theaters so, what?  Last November?  Dang…).  I have a few scenes and a basic plot down, but I’m planning to try to incorporate this into a larger universe of Avengers fics, so I’d like to get this finished before, you know, Avengers 2… or 3…

So, there it is, the five fics I have chosen to work on in November!  If I can just finish two or three I will be so thrilled, I swear to god…  If anyone has encouraging words or would just like to cheer me on, I would be so, so grateful, you have no idea… 😀

I’ll keep everyone apprised of my progress!

*On a marginally related side-note:  I LOVE the Victorian/Steampunk NaNo design this year and I will most likely be spending ungodly amounts of money buying ALL OF THE MERCH, because of REASONS!

I mean, look at this stuff:

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Isn’t it neat?

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Wouldn’t this make my collection complete?

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(See what I did there?  See it? ;P)

Writing

So Many Plots, So Little Time

So, for some reason that will never fully be explained, right in the middle of working on The Last Big Rewrite for “Changing History” (which is being posted to AO3 as I go, btw), I suddenly developed the uncontrollable urge to start jotting down my ideas for my “Worth Living For” in Bora Bora one-shot.

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Five hundred words of first draft now written.  God help me, THE PLOT BUNNIES WILL BE MY UNDOING!!!

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On another note, tentative title as of right now:

“Will We Ever Have Paradise?”

Thoughts?  I know it’s not much to go on, but if anyone has any really great quotes about/relating-to/with-the-word “paradise”, drop me a line please?

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Random, Writing

Okay guys, sorry…

I don’t know if anyone noticed, but I’ve been gone FOREVER!  I got a new computer, then I went on vacation (which basically meant I camped out on my couch in my pajamas and marathoned Game of Thrones), and then I went back to work and discovered that our internet privileges have been officially cut off.  And work time = Tumblr time.  So that means I need to get into a new routine, which is really going to suck because me and Change?  Yeah, we don’t get along so good 😛

So, if anyone cares, please bear with me, I’m going through a revamp on my life, so posting and answers to posts might be a bit spotty for a bit.

In other news?  Well, I’m still working on Changing History…

No, I didn’t finish it last month like I thought I would.

Yes, I am a lazy, horrible excuse for a human being.

Yes, I still plan to finish it some time in the near future.

No, of course I’m not working on anything else, why on earth would you ask something like that, why are you being so nosy, god, give me some space, you’re smothering me!!!

(…)

So… Yeah… Not dead.  Thought you’d like to know. Carry on! 🙂

Reading

Guys… GUYS…

I finished reading Twist and Shout over the weekend…

I just…

I…

I don’t think I can look at Destiel today.  I feel sick to my stomach just thinking about it.  I have NEVER, in my ENTIRE LIFE, felt actually physically nauseous over a piece of writing.  If you haven’t read it, do it, do it NOW.  It will change your life.

I can’t even think about it anymore or I might throw up.  I just can’t…

Singing

“Let It Fly”- A Frozen Air!Elsa Parody

Okay, so does everyone remember like a month ago when I posted these lyrics?  Well, here’s my voice singing them!  Please keep in mind, I’m not a professional, this is my first time doing anything like this, and I’m using my old crappy laptop for everything 😛  But, yeah, enjoy!

Let It Fly (Air!Elsa “Let It Go”)

The bare stone holds on this rocky road,
Not a soul would dare to climb
A barren kingdom wrapped in silence
And it looks like, it’s all mine
The wind is swirling like the thoughts that plague my mind
Couldn’t keep it down, heaven knows I tried.

Stay calm, stay low, don’t let them know
Keep your head and never let it show
You’ll fall to earth if you go too high
But I survived!

Let it fly, let it fly
I will reach to touch the sky
Let it fly, let it fly
They won’t ever see me cry
I don’t care, what they’re going to say
Let the wind howl on
The height never bothered me anyway

The trouble all seems so small
When you see it from the clouds
And the fears that tried to ground me
Now they can’t slow me down

It’s time to see what I can be
To test my limits and break free!
No roof, no ceiling draws the line
And I’m fine

Let it fly, let it fly
Like an eagle I can soar
Let it fly, let it fly
I don’t need them anymore
Why stay down, when you’re born to glide
Let the wind howl on!

A tempest whirls within me, bending to my will
A force of nature molding all I have in what I’ve built
And realization fills me like the clean cold air
I’m never coming down, my future’s finally clear!

Let it fly, let it fly
Write my name among the clouds
Let it fly, let it fly
I won’t let them hold me down
I’ll spread my wings, in the light of day
Let the wind howl on!
The height never bothered me anyway…

Reading
(via Incredible Hulk Vol. 1 #1)

I just read this for free on the Marvel app… And it actually wasn’t horrible! You know, considering when it was made, and despite the fact that I pretty much wanted to just punch Betty in the face (but, let’s face it, that’s pretty much a constant state for me :P). I really liked Bruce (duh!) and it was really just exciting for me to read the very first comic for one of my favorite Avengers! 🙂

Singing, Writing

“Let It Fly”- A Frozen Air!Elsa Parody (Complete Lyrics)

As usual, the Aura edit does not belong to me, it was created by miliinwonderlandex

Okay, here are the finished lyrics (as they stand right now, anyway)!  Let me know what you guys think, if you have any suggestions or comments I would love to hear them!  I’m thinking of doing a recording of this (if someone more talented and experienced doesn’t get to it first :P), also an AU fanfiction is now meandering around in my head too, so we’ll see if that goes anywhere 🙂

“Let It Fly”

The bare stone holds on this rocky road,
Not a soul would dare to climb
A barren kingdom wrapped in silence
And it looks like, it’s all mine
The wind is swirling like the thoughts that plague my mind
Tried to keep it down, heaven knows I tried.

Stay calm, stay low, don’t let them know
Keep your head and never let it show
You’ll fall to earth if you go too high
But I survived!

Let it fly, let it fly
I will reach to touch the sky
Let it fly, let it fly
They won’t ever see me cry
I don’t care, what they’re going to say
Let the wind howl on
The height never bothered me anyway

The trouble all seems so small
When you see it from the clouds
And the fears that tried to ground me
Now they can’t slow me down

It’s time to see what I can be
To test my limits and break free!
No roof, no ceiling draws the line
And I’m fine

Let it fly, let it fly
Like an eagle I can soar
Let it fly, let it fly
I don’t need them anymore
Why stay down, when you’re born to glide
Let the wind howl on…

A tempest whirls within me, bending to my will
A force of nature molding all I have in what I’ve built
And realization fills me like the clean cold air
I’m never coming down, my future’s finally clear!

Let it fly, let it fly
Write my name among the clouds
Let it fly, let it fly
I won’t let them hold me down
I’ll spread my wings, in the light of day
Let the wind howl on!
The height never bothered me anyway…

Singing, Writing

“Let It Fly”- A Frozen Air!Elsa Parody (Lyrics)

Aura edit is not mine, original post by miliinwonderlandex

Alright here is the first verse and chorus!  Let me know what you guys think!

“Let It Fly”

The bare stone holds on this rocky road,
Not a soul would dare to climb
A barren kingdom wrapped in silence
And it looks like, it’s all mine
The wind is swirling like the thoughts that plague my mind
Tried to keep it down, heaven knows I tried.

Stay calm, stay low, don’t let them know
Keep your head and never let it show
You’ll fall to earth if you go too high
But I survived!

Let it fly, let it fly
Write my name across the sky
Let it fly, let it fly
They won’t ever see me cry
I don’t care, what they’re going to say
Let the wind howl on
The height never bothered me anyway

Random, Singing
Not my edit, original posts by miliinwonderlandex
Not my edit, original posts by miliinwonderlandex

I’ve been seeing a lot of these elemental!Elsa edits and I absolutely love them! Of course, I have no artistic or editing talent to speak of, but I am a writer 🙂 So when I saw these edits in particular, coupled with all the wonderful elemental versions of “Let It Go” I’ve seen floating around (“Let it Burn” in particular comes to mind :P), I thought I would give lyric writing a shot! It’ll be a fun little distraction from the fanfiction I’ve been having so much trouble with! I mean, how hard could it be, right?

Well, let me tell you, I have new respect for all those lyrics writers who have come up with their own versions of this song, because this is NOT as easy as it looks. I have bits and pieces kind of everywhere, but I think I’m finally starting to pull together something that resembles a first verse and chorus 😛 I’ll keep you guys posted as I progress!