Apr. 1st, 2010

birgitriddle: Juri from Shoujo Kakumei Utena in silhouette against a golden background with the words "trying to believe" (SKU - Trying to Believe)
[personal profile] birgitriddle
Name: Holly
Writing Journal: [personal profile] night_ink
Favorite writing tool: Mechanical Pencil on paper and then type it up to the computer

Fandom Stuff

Fandom Pen Name: Birgit Riddle
AO3 Archive: http://archiveofourown.org/users/silencedancer/works
Main Fandoms: Final Fantasy VII, Batman the Animated Series and Nolanverse Batman. I also plan to dabble in other fandoms as well for variety. Hetalia has been interesting me lately.
Favorite characters: Cloud Strife (Final Fantasy VII) and Jonathan Crane (Batman)
Favorite pairings: Zack/Aeris (Final Fantasy VII), Hojo/Lucrecia (Final Fantasy VII), Hojo/Jenova (Final Fantasy VII), Cloud/Tifa (Final Fantasy VII), Cid/Shera (Final Fantasy VII), Harley/Ivy (Batman) and Jonathan Crane/Scarecrow (Batman)

Original Stuff

Genres: Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Historical Fantasy, and possibly parody and satire. Oh and school papers - obviously nonfiction and mostly on history.
Types: Novels mostly, but what I've been doing for the most part lately is world building. It's quite fascinating. I have multiple stories in various stages of being created. I hope to work on one this summer and do another one for this year's NaNoWriMo.

Currently my main problem with deadlines and getting things done is the fact that school is eating me and I'm having trouble with deadlines there. I have multiple papers overdue and I need tons of damn help with this because it's scaring me and I can't fail these classes. I also keep getting urges to write fanfic, but I don't know what to do for the most part for inspiration. I have a few ideas for Final Fantasy VII fanfic, but I need to replay the game to check something and my copy is in storage which makes me a sad puppy. And all this school stress and my sleep schedule being off kilter has just made it nigh impossible for me to do almost anything!

I'm signed up to do writing for [community profile] parthenon for one of my original worlds and I can't find the energy to write any of the prompts and I'm also involved in [community profile] musing_way where I have way too many muses and I get ideas on how to respond to prompts, it's just somewhere the translation is getting lost.

Oh and I signed up for [community profile] ff_exchange as well and I have a fic that's long overdue that I promised to someone.

And on top of all of that, I actually have never really had people beta my work because I am chronically shy and afraid of asking for help

So help?
auroraprimavera: Dory close up saying Shiny (Nemo - Shiny)
[personal profile] auroraprimavera
Hello there, this is the other half of your super-awesome-super-hot modly duo *g* I would take off my modly hat, if I had one - but I don't, the puppy ate it. Really, she did.

*ahem*

Name: Aurora
Writing journal: [community profile] relevant_creativity HUR HUR U SEE WOT WE DID THAR??? >_>
Main fandoms: Supernatural, BBC's Merlin
Favourite characters/pairings: Sam'n'Dean Winchester, Sam/Dean, John Winchester, Mary Winchester - Merlin, Arthur, Merlin/Arthur - I dabble in other pairings and such in each fandom, just not enough to really warrant mentioning.
Favourite writing tool: Tbh, my favorite tool is MS Word *shrugs* I know, I know - but it works for me and since I have Office 2007, I can see my word count at the bottom of the screen and that helps lots. I've used Write or Die (both the online & desktop editions) for word wars - but by myself I don't use it. I also just signed up over at 750words which [personal profile] amethystfirefly mentioned and I signed up for their April challenge, maybe that'll help!
Most difficult part of writing for me: Getting started and finishing ON TIME. /o\ Deadlines are something I'm slowly re-training myself about.
Looking for: Cheerleading, others who will hold me accountable and say "Hey, FINISH THIS" because otherwise...I tend to stop working on things. Word wars, others to chat w/ on IM, plot discussion, beta help.

Right now, I'm signed up for so many things, it's not even funny! But, I'm trying to get them all done. Not going to list them here, because it's too much, but I'll be putting my "to do" list up on my creative journal soon enough.

*runs off to read other entries*
hopeoubliette: Fanart of Arnold and Helga by beyondheroism__, from Hey Arnold! (helping hand)
[personal profile] hopeoubliette
[personal profile] shanaqui posted about this community just in time, I'd say. I was just starting to pull my head back out of the morass of what Life has been throwing at me, and buckle down into my writing again. So I'd like to say hello, and thanks to [personal profile] shanaqui for helping to ensure I'll get back on track.

Name: Hope Oubliette / Kaelanti Cadeyrn
Normal journal: [personal profile] hopeoubliette
Writing journal: [personal profile] kaelanti (also [community profile] yearofhope for a personal challenge of mine that I'm restarting as of today)
Favourite writing tool: My computer. Pen/Pencil + paper just doesn't keep up as well.

Main fandoms: This is often changing, but my current main fandoms are Hey Arnold, Mass Effect (and 2), Weiß Kreuz, Gundam Wing, Ouran High School Host Club, and the Lincoln Rhyme series. There are definitely others.

Favourite characters/pairings:
- From Hey Arnold: (characters) Helga Pataki, Arnold | (pairings) Helga/Arnold and Gerald/Phoebe.
- From Mass Effect 1&2: (characters) Garrus Vakarian, Jeff (Joker) Moreau | (pairings) Shepard/Joker, Shepard/Garrus
- From Weiß Kreuz: (characters) Aya (Ran) Fujimiya, Nagi Naoe | (pairings) I don't really have an otp for this series.
- Gundam Wing: (character) Wufei Chang | (pairings) Duo/Wufei
- Ouran Host Club: (character) Kyouya Ootori | (pairings) Kyouya/Tamaki
- Lincoln Rhyme: (character) Lincoln Rhyme, Amelia Sachs, Thom Reston | (pairings) Rhyme/Sachs

I'd like to point out that I prefer to have a pretty open mind when it comes to pairings, and while the ones above are my definite favorites, I've found that a good author or artist can make me consider pairings I never really had before.

I like trying writing challenges, though I don't always finish them. I'm hoping that this community will give me a chance to finish them properly. I have a couple of promised-out fics still to do, as well as working on [community profile] scifibigbang and [community profile] overlooked, and I've recently created the writing challenge community [community profile] 3x3, though I don't yet have a claim into it. I want to get some of my other things finished off before I work on it.
elfin: image: peter looking sort of lost (fringe.peter blue)
[personal profile] elfin
Name: Kelli.  Will also respond to Elf.
Writing Journal: [personal profile] elfin is my everything journal.  Fic is (mostly) tagged so it's easy to find.  Everything's archived at [archiveofourown.org profile] crazylittleelf  on AO3.
Favorite writing tool: Scrivener.
Type of writing:  Mostly fanfiction.
Main fandoms:  Fringe, with a scattering of Gaiman-verse, Human Target, Criminal Minds, and Top Gear.  In the Fringe fandom, I'm pretty enamored with writing AUs, which the show lends itself to so very well.
Favorite characters:  The father/son dynamic between Peter and Walter Bishop is one of my favorite things about Fringe, especially because that dynamic is so screwed up.  They are two of my favorite characters of all time.  I'm also getting to be very fond of Guerrero on Human Target.  As far as parings go, I like damn near anything.  I like seeing possibilities that people come up with in terms of how and why certain characters would get involved with each other, so I don't really have OTPs.  I do strongly appreciate teh hawt that is Peter/Olivia.  ^^
Most difficult part of writing for me:  Actually, physically writing things down.  I tend to think scenes through in my head, get long strings of dialog, but I don't write them down as I go, so I can never really remember the whole thing.  I'm trying to break myself of this by always having something to write on at hand.
Looking for: Like-minds and sympathetic ears.  :D

I've signed up for [community profile] scifibigbang , and am eagerly looking forward to the next round of [community profile] kink_bingo .

(mods: wasn't sure how to tag Neil Gaiman, if there should be tags for each book or a general Gaiman tag.  lemme know.)

hopeoubliette: Homura and Youji in bed, from Tsumasaki ni Kiss (Default)
[personal profile] hopeoubliette
I figure I should probably post a to-do list, mostly to focus myself for today's big writing push. Here goes:


[community profile] scifibigbang - Need to finish plotting it out and begin the solid writing, though I've already done around 1000 words of it.
[community profile] overlooked - Signed up to write a set based on Rhyme and Sachs in the Lincoln Rhyme Series. I hope to get the first one done today.
[community profile] yearofhope - Time to start fresh and hope that nothing else happens to completely derail me.

I must also write a eulogy for my maternal grandfather, who died this last week. It needs to get emailed to my mom by tonight.

I'd like to finally finish His Wedding Ring in the Hey Arnold fandom, since it's already plotted out.

Today's plan is to spend 3-4 hours writing, in blocks of roughly 30 minutes each. I want to spend one of those blocks tackling the eulogy (two, if need be), and at least one block on each of the comms listed. It doesn't look like much, but for me, it feels like a lot right now.
viklikesfic: Ballpoint pen with text "I do not like to write, I like to have written.' (writing)
[personal profile] viklikesfic
Name: Viktoria, or Vikki
Writing journal: [personal profile] viklikesfic (not just writing, but it's all there)
Main fandoms: Lotrips, actor RPF, Star Trek 2009. Lately, I've been in a mood for figure skating RPF.
Favourite characters/pairings: I'm kind of known for being that person who will write any pairing. I care more about the kinks/the genre/etc. than the pairing. Lately I've been on a Spock/Uhura kick, and also on a Johnny Weir/Stéphane Lambiel kick.
Types: Fanfiction, short stories, novels, poetry, academic writing, blogging
Favourite writing tool: I'm trying to make myself use tools more. At this point, gdocs. I'm trying to get into using Scrivener effectively and haven't so far.
Most difficult part of writing for me: On the fanfiction side, I'm trying to force a transition in style. My current style is very productive, by the seat of the pants, etc., but I've been using it for years and I'm kind of tired of it. It's good for witty repartee and hot sex, but I want more plot, more description, and more UST. Thus, for an upcoming challenge I'm trying to write slower, do more substantive editing, etc. For original fiction and poetry, the challenge is getting myself to sit down and do it and not hate it from the moment I start. I'm much more self-critical with original stuff.
Working on:

  • The last 1,000 words of an au_bigbang story (Trek RPF vampire AU)
  • A 1,000 word [community profile] kirkspock exchange story that I haven't even started because the prompt's a challenge
  • A het_idcrack response that I also haven't started but the deadline's later
  • I want to write something for the [community profile] queerlygen staying up late challenge
  • Drabble responses to a request meme (one of five done)
  • Want to try to write some prompt responses with a pair of new original characters
  • Want to wrangle some WIPs and edit some co-written stuff to post
  • May 1 deadline on a book chapter submission for an academic volume
  • [community profile] napowrimo


Coming up:

  • Trek big bang story with that new writing style mentioned, Spock/Uhura
  • Kink bingo!
shanaqui: Yukari from Persona 3. ((Yukari) Smile!)
[personal profile] shanaqui
If you were having trouble creating tags before, sorry. I fixed it. You should now be able to create your own tags, as per the rules. I've done some tagging for people, and will probably continue to do so, because I do love it when tags are useful, but it's still up to you to decide which tags you think are important!
shanaqui: Naoto with a gun, from Persona 4. ((Naoto) Boys and their toys)
[personal profile] shanaqui
*takes off the mod hat again*

I have a feeling I'm going to be posting a lot today, but hey, it's all in the name of getting this community off the ground and making people feel comfortable posting. Right?

Anyway, so I have my [livejournal.com profile] spn_j2_bigbang fic to do. The target is 20k words. Technically, I have until the end of April for my rough draft. Practically, because I want to get on with writing other things, and because my exams are coming up, I'm planning to finish it by the time I take my best friend on holiday.

That's the 6th of April. I started work two days ago.

I also have to finish my edits on my [livejournal.com profile] sncross_bigbang fic today, and come up with a title and a summary.

Keep poking me until I say I've done it? (Poking by comments or PMs is fine. If I don't reply, I'm writing, sleeping, eating, or hiding my head in shame...)
auroraprimavera: Dory close up saying Shiny (Nemo - Shiny)
[personal profile] auroraprimavera
This is a gathered list of all nifty links & writing/productivity tools that have either been mentioned here in the comm or I have found.

Challenge & Prompt Claim Communities

Useful Links

Writing/Productivity Tools


You can of course comment here and I'll add to the list - or if you feel the need to share RIGHT AWAY BECAUSE OMG SO COOL, feel free to make a post using the #useful links & content: tools tags. I'll check them once a week and update the list if anything else has been added.

Go forth and be prosperous!
shanaqui: Excited Zell from Final Fantasy VIII. Text: leikomg! ((Zell) Excited)
[personal profile] shanaqui
Completed, edited and submitted my [livejournal.com profile] sncross_bigbang. I submitted a request to the pool here, although there's also one here. ♥

Now to write some fics for my girlfriend and then work on my [livejournal.com profile] spn_j2_bigbang fic.