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15 September 2006 @ 11:30 pm
 
I have finished my Christmas fest assignments. The PoT one is exactly seven times longer than the Smutmas one, and they both suck unrelentingly. I don't know if this is the beginning of the end or the end of the beginning, but it's the end of something. I can't quite process what is happening to me. It seems so unfair that my writing has begun to disimprove with no warning or reason.

Hotmail won't let me read my messages. This vexes me greatly. 

Lost In Translation vastly improved upon a second viewing. This may in no small way be due to my current love affair with all things Japanese. What do you think he said at the end? 'Let us abide on these shores and set up a small shop selling yaoi and hair mousse'? Tell me, distract me, shock me if you can. 

Now I'm going to read fanfic in French. Goodbye.
 
 
Current Location: Loserville
Current Mood: disappointeddisappointed
Current Music: Bad Skin Day (Bell X1)
 
 
 
Gin: JACK IN GLASSES.  SEXY.backinblack on September 15th, 2006 10:39 pm (UTC)
If you need a beta for anything, let me know, even for POT but uh. I know nothing. I'M BORED, SAVE ME. Also see my post about the Robin Hobb essay thing.

I think it was probably something like "you need a breathmint."

Ooo, fanfic in French! I can watch movies in French and know 70% of what they are saying, I often sit there and translate like a lamer.
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Doctor?scoradh on September 15th, 2006 10:43 pm (UTC)
That would be awesome. I doubt you need to be up on PoT to beta it, but it badly needs a beta. The HP wouldn't be ready to release to editing until tomorrow at least, so, like, when are you free?!

Oh god, you unromantic soul, you. :D

I'm reading this. I'm heartily amused by the fact that I'm three paragraphs in but I GET WHAT THEY ARE SAYING, I DO.
(no subject) - backinblack on September 15th, 2006 10:50 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - scoradh on September 15th, 2006 10:56 pm (UTC) (Expand)
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(no subject) - backinblack on September 15th, 2006 11:25 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Serenia: Oishi writingserenia on September 15th, 2006 10:50 pm (UTC)
Maybe you're out of practice? This is not a sly way of prompting you to write more fics. No, not at all... *shifty eyes*

I haven't even started my PoT assignment yet. I'm so uninspired.
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Golden Pair Matter of factscoradh on September 15th, 2006 11:01 pm (UTC)
Maybe you're out of practice?

I was about to say no way, because I've been writing pretty consistently since I got my summer holidays, but ... I'm writing in a different style now. One that requires little to no effort. I think this is me feeling guilty.

I'd prefer to be uninspired, frankly. At least then there is the possibility of inspiration. :D Thinking about plots is a good way of going to sleep, though.
(no subject) - serenia on September 15th, 2006 11:04 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - scoradh on September 15th, 2006 11:08 pm (UTC) (Expand)
secretsolitairesecretsolitaire on September 15th, 2006 11:10 pm (UTC)
I don't know if this is the beginning of the end or the end of the beginning, but it's the end of something.

Sounds to me like it's the beginning of the revision process. Let the stories sit and stew for a bit, and then take a look with fresh eyes after a few days/weeks. You can't get it right on the first draft every time. (Says the woman who just got the dreaded "this just doesn't work" talk from her editor today...uggggh. I'll be spending some quality time revising a first draft when I get back to the office.)
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Eggsscoradh on September 15th, 2006 11:13 pm (UTC)
Well ... maybe. I usually have a honeymoon period, where I like what I wrote and felt I achieved what I set out to achieve. That so didn't happen this time; I was writing because I had to, because I had the time, and ... oh, it doesn't matter really. So I let myself down, life goes on.

Ooh, do you write for a living? That's awesome!
(no subject) - secretsolitaire on September 15th, 2006 11:23 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - scoradh on September 15th, 2006 11:29 pm (UTC) (Expand)
...chowburger on September 15th, 2006 11:36 pm (UTC)
I used to read fanfic in French and pretend it was almost like studying. 'Twas great fun :)
In fact, I think I'll try and do so again.

Oh, Japan. I wonder what the fascination with it is? Ever watch Jonathan Ross's Japanorama on the BBC? My poor mother is now afraid of Japanese people forever, because the episode last night was about otaku and general anime-weirdness. She spent most of it going, 'DOES THIS REALLY EXIST WTF?!'
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Back Golden Pairscoradh on September 16th, 2006 08:55 pm (UTC)
I'm just amazed that I can even parse it still -- it's been two years now since I picked up a French book. I guess not needing to know the meaning of every. single. word in case it came up in a question -- and not having to answer questions! -- meant that I could just try getting the gist of it. The fic was pretty cute in the end. (I think.)

I have links if you want, but they're PoT!

anime-weirdness, you say? Us? Never!

Speaking of which, do you happen to know the romanji Japanese word for 'high school'? [puppy eyes]
...chowburger on September 17th, 2006 12:41 am (UTC)
It's probably been two years since I picked up a French book, too. Considering my LC was a couple of months ago, this speaks volumes.
Oh dear, fic from a fandom I don't know in a language I don't know... could be interesting? Sure give us the links anyway :)

I think it was more the breast-pillows and general paedophila that freaked her out.

Erm, junior high or... senior high? Is that even a word? Junior high is "chuugaku" and the other one is "koko".
(no subject) - scoradh on September 17th, 2006 09:32 pm (UTC) (Expand)
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Melanie: HYDE } Desire4am_secret on September 16th, 2006 12:47 am (UTC)
Maybe I need to watch Lost in Translation again... I didn't really care for it much. I just liked when he appeared on Matthew's Best... Matthew is probably the strangest Japanese person I've ever heard of, haha XD

Made me think of a couple of years ago, when Hyde, the Japanese singer I love (understatement, really), appeared on his show with another member of his band~
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Blue kissscoradh on September 16th, 2006 07:30 pm (UTC)
I didn't like it the first time, my expectations were far too high. This time around I expected it to be bad, so it wasn't so much. :D

Is Matthew the dyed-blonde in the candy-striped suit and white shoes? Man, he was made of awesome!
(no subject) - 4am_secret on September 17th, 2006 02:23 am (UTC) (Expand)
Ria: become jyousei's pillar of support!kessie on September 16th, 2006 08:41 pm (UTC)
I have finished my Christmas fest assignments.

And here I was feeling moderately proud of rewriting my outline in a cafe today. And sign-ups haven't even opened for yuletide yet... D:

every Starbucks should have a polar bear: House on chairsscoradh on September 16th, 2006 08:59 pm (UTC)
Aa, two points about that:

- I don't do outlines. My brain is five and rebels at anything remotely approaching discipline

- I had a vague, universally-applicable outline for the HP one before I got the assignment; and the problem with PoT is not so much not getting ideas as getting them to stop. (Girl!Ryoma? The world doesn't need to see that.)

I'm so not signing up for any more, though! -.- PS your icon? Made of awesome! They clearly make Wonderbras differently in Japan ...
(no subject) - kessie on September 17th, 2006 03:32 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Tiniest ranting sexpot trollop: and then the truth comes outgoldie on September 17th, 2006 09:00 am (UTC)
Ohhhh. Long PoT fic! *_* Why is christmas so far away? Actually cancel that - I have no idea what to do for my assignment yet, so.

Do not think you suck, or I shall hunt you down and spank you. Mmhmm.

*is bad for not commenting in, like, forever but hopes you'll forgive* ♥
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: boykissscoradh on September 17th, 2006 09:38 pm (UTC)
Hmm, I've no idea either. Me and the beta are sitting down for a nice cup of tea and a lie down a long chat about the crap parts of that and whether it's worth saving, or should just be consigned to the Microsoft recycle bin. :D And I always think I suck, it's a habit, like biting my nails!

re: your assignment, the great thing with this fandom is that people get amazing things out in just 1000 words. Although I would love some longer fics ... still, I have reposoir!

I forgive, duh. ♥