kageotogi: (more smut)
If you're keeping up with 25 at 25, you know that so far this year I've accomplished next to nothing, because I am awesome like that. Apparently being awesome also includes never updating journals or Facebooks or whatever to let people know I am, in fact, alive.

So news flash, guys: I'm alive. Just not really doing anything worth talking about.

...okay, just so this entry isn't completely useless. THE FIRST TWO PEOPLE TO COMMENT WITH A PROMPT GET FIC never mind that I have two pending prompts still waiting for me. I WILL EVEN WRITE SMUT FOR A CHANGE, JUST BECAUSE I FEEL LIKE IT. GO!
kageotogi: (point and shoot)
...still freaking out about this writing thing. Now I have a kitten lying across my chest, though, so that's fun. He's happy, at least. If I could solve the writing dilemma, my night would be made.

So here's what I'm going to do.

Comment with a brief, brief prompt, and I'll write anything from three sentences to three paragraphs of story in reply. It's not quite fiction or anything, but maybe it'll jumpstart my brain. (And if this doesn't work, guys, I'm just going to sulk for, like, a week.) No promises that it'll be good, but I'll do these until either (a) my brain kicks into gear or (b) I go to bed.

Prompt, my pretties, prompt! Oh, and feel free to tell your friends. I don't care. The more, the better!
kageotogi: (pull me in)
Title: Right and Wrong
Fandom: Gravitation
Rating: G
Pairing: Eiri/Shuichi (gasp and shock!)

They're incompatible in every way. )
kageotogi: (Default)
...I want to buy new clothes, but really should be saving the money for the house and stuff. Urgh. Stupid priorities. Ann Taylor LOFT, stop looking so damned appealing.

For those not in the know, I write a certain number of pages every day -- usually. I've been so busy lately, though, that I've fallen forty-six pages behind. So I desperately need to write, but, once again, have been struck with the block bug! So here's the deal: anyone to comment with a prompt gets a story, which I'll post here as a reply. Any fandom (provided I have some base familiarity with it; original stories are fine, too), any theme, any rating. This will continue all night, until I either run out of steam or catch up on my page count.

Ladies and gentlemen, prompt me. Prompt me like you've never prompted me before.

Edit: I realized I should probably keep a running page count. So far I have 58 pages out of 46 54 58 64 80 100 screw that noise.
kageotogi: (writer's life [kageotogi])
I got bored with NaNoWriMo long enough to take another look at a Gravitation fic I wrote a while back, and I finally got around to posting it. At long last and all that. So yadda yadda yadda, please enjoy my newest foray into that universe.

Anyone


Other than that, I've really got nothing. So yes. Hello.
kageotogi: (kageotogi [fox_reed])
[livejournal.com profile] cuethe_pulse wrote me some ficcage featuring Gravitation's Eiri, Shuichi, and Tatsuha. It's amazing, of course. One of my favorite fic writers + the Uesugi brothers? Guaranteed awesome. You guys should read it. It's called Smoking on the Roof, and it's wonderful.

...speaking of ficcage, I totally have to write something to repay that favor. I also have a few things on my hard drive that need looking over, and one that I'm pretty sure is about ready to post. I just have to decide if I want to bother with Gurabite or not this time around. ^^ (Did anyone else see this? I want to leave some kind of "Aw, we're sad to see you go, sorry it didn't work out..." message, but I'm pretty sure I never read the person's stuff so I really can't. Anyway, it makes a good point, I guess. I miss old!Gurabite. Now the good stuff is very hit-and-miss, and reviews are pretty much all "OMFGYOUSUCK" or "YAY WRITE MORE", neither of which are very helpful at all when I'm trying to figure out what I want to read.)

So that's fun. Um...

[livejournal.com profile] punctuates! That spinach and artichoke recipe. Can you send it to me? Also, if you remember, that awful story you were talking about? ^_~ I'm thrilled about both prospects.

Right. My cousin is getting married this weekend, so I won't be around, and that means everything I usually get done over the weekend has to find its way to completion by Thursday night. So here's a to-do list, for my reference...

To-Do, To-Do! )

Things will be added and taken away as necessary. Per usual.

...y'know, why not? I know I'm supposed to be working on the novel and conspiring for NaNoWriMo and all that, but I'm in the mood for this so I might as well. The first person to reply to this entry with a story/fic prompt will get a story/fic in return. Anyone else who replies with one may get lucky, but I make no guarantees. Have at it!
kageotogi: (writer's life [kageotogi])
First of all, how about those debates, huh? Hoo. That's all I'll say about that.

So those fic prompts I put up a while back? Yes. I've finally finished them. (Let me rephrase. I finished them a while ago. Extraneous circumstances prevented me from posting them.)

[livejournal.com profile] photoash wanted a fic describing the moment Shuichi and Hiro (of Gravitation fame) first became friends. To begin, I'd like to thank her for being incredibly patient with me. I told her two weeks ago that her prompt was ready, and then the AC adapter on my laptop stopped working and, well... Yes. It's ready now. I apologize for the wait, and the ending. But I hopes you likes it.

My response. )

The last person to request a prompt was [livejournal.com profile] vialia, who asked me for a fic about how Eiri and Shuichi's parents (Gravitation) first met. Scary!

My response. )
kageotogi: (topeka [domacatrix])
Brrrr. Hello, October! Where've you been? It's about time there was weather to justify my cold-ness. The heat even kicked on for a little while this morning, and I was shocked, I'll tell you, shocked. I didn't even know we'd turned it on yet this year. o_O (Did I do that? Maybe I did that and forgot.)

To start this entry on a non-weather note, [livejournal.com profile] kloos411 rocked out at the 8x10 last night for their open mike. She was well received, and everyone else who played did a great job, too. It was a lot of fun. :D Next time, though, I think maybe I should get home a smidge earlier so I can... I don't know. Eat something before I start drinking? Maybe. Not that I minded too much~ Good music, good liquor... What more do I need?

So, yes. [livejournal.com profile] kloos411 rocked, and made music-friends with music-people. I'm going to urge her to go to another open mike, and (hopefully) will be able to tell some people ([livejournal.com profile] punctuates, I'm looking at you) to come along.

In considerably more dorky news, [livejournal.com profile] cuethe_pulse consistently makes me melt. I'm serious. Previously [livejournal.com profile] prince_ivy (though the journal no longer exists), she's been stunning me with her writing for years and years, and when she started writing Gravitation... Okay, so she won my heart at Gravitation. Ivy is easily one of the best -- if not the best -- Gravitation writer out there right now. Her latest story, "Why", only proves that a little more. So check that out.

Part One
Part Two

This story is written in the way I wish I could write. And it just... Well. Part One went up yesterday, and I about died of thrilled. Part Two went up this morning, and I died a little more of delight. So if you're a Gravitation fan, it's worth the read.

Anyway. Back to work!
kageotogi: (writer's life [kageotogi])
[livejournal.com profile] jinsai did this meme ages ago, and I bookmarked it so I could do it later. Then [livejournal.com profile] mortenavida posted a variation of it a few days ago, and I remembered that I still Hadn't Done It. So, um, I did it. And I didn't do a fantastic job, but I'm pleased with at least two of the results.

Song Meme

1. Pick a character, pairing, or fandom you like.
2. Put iTunes or equivalent media player on random.
3. For each song that plays, write something related to the theme you picked inspired by the song. You have only the time frame of the song: no planning beforehand: you start when it starts, and no lingering afterward; once the song is over, you stop writing. (No fair skipping songs either; you have to take what comes by chance!)
4. Do 5 of these, then post.

I'm using Winamp (I can't stand iTunes), and my character is Eiri from Gravitation. Surprise surprise.

1 )

2 )

3 )

4 )

5 )
kageotogi: (writer's life [kageotogi])
As redemption for having abandoned [livejournal.com profile] elevates in the middle of a conversation/game last week, she asked me to write a bit of Gravitation fic for her. Her prompt consisted of "Tatsuha/Suguru" and "tricky". I ran it by her on Sunday or so, when I finished, and now figured I might as well do something with it. Thus, here it is!

Gravitation: Close

...that's all I've got for today. Sorry I'm so lame.
kageotogi: (scathing [kageotogi])
Right. So I wanted to write something for [livejournal.com profile] gravi_muse_meet for their May challenge, but because I'm a horrible procrastinator I only just now managed to knock something out. Luckily, Aja has a super-fast turnaround, and has saved my day -- here's the procrastinated May story. I'm posting it here for my benefit, really. ^^ I like to keep things tidy.

Title: Patience
Disclaimer: All the standard stuff applies.
Notes: A huge thank you to [livejournal.com profile] imayb1 for the read-through! My lapses into passive voice would be horribly more frequent without her help.

Gravitation: Patience )
kageotogi: (vices [kageotogi])
[livejournal.com profile] liana_bluestar posted a fic exchange challenge in her journal back in the beginning of April, and I eventually took her up on it. My conditions were that the fic had to be Gravitation-oriented and involve my favorite fictional brothers, Eiri and Tatsuha. She posted hers here. Here's mine.

Title: Camping Out
Disclaimer: Gravitation doesn't belong to me. Thank goodness.
Warnings: Cursing, because I think that really adds something to a story. Nothing says "good writing!" like a potty mouth.

The story. )
kageotogi: (kiss me [kageotogi])
I re-read The Princess Bride again today, for what must have been the millionth time (or more). It put me in the mood to use a bastardized High Tongue or what have you, and thus far I have exhibited admirable restraint in doing so.

In other news, here are a few links to some wonderful stories some Gravitation lovers might otherwise miss or overlook. They are, for the most part, wonderful, and I do highly recommend them. In no particular order...

All I Want, by our very own [livejournal.com profile] jinsai, features Ryuichi and Mika -- an unusual pair by any means! Mika essentially breaks into Ryuichi's apartment and demands that he give her the one thing her husband cannot, and is not above using every asset she has available to her advantage. My favorite aspect of this story is definitely the light Ish sheds on both Ryuichi and Mika. She writes them both beautifully, and gave Ryuichi especially a few magnificent characteristics that I have every intention of stealing. The writing is beautiful, and this is a very easy read.

This piece, Morpheus, is written by newcomer (or at least, new to me) Yaspis. Yaspis takes a quick jaunt into the darker side of Eiri's psyche, and does quick work of leading the reader through the twists and turns of Eiri's nightmares, all without ever describing exactly what it is he dreams. The story is brief, but wonderful. Eiri and Shuichi are beautifully characterized, and Shuichi's ability to read the writer is heart warming and wrenching by turn. The story features some beautiful lines, but it was really the last line that made the story for me. Creepy, but sweet. Those of you who love tip-toeing into Eiri's head won't be disappointed.

I feel a little awful recommending all these, but only because they're all by the same author (and I've been terrible about actually reviewing them). [livejournal.com profile] princeivy, who posts under the writing journal [livejournal.com profile] cuethe_pulse, has really blossomed as a writer, so far as I can tell. Which sounds patronizing, but really isn't meant as such. In any case, it should say something that these pieces almost always reference Gravitation EX (which I try to avoid at all costs) and are based out of that continuation of the series, and yet I love them anyway. So here goes:

Family Dinner. It's rare to see a writer explore the Shindou family, especially when the main focus isn't Eiri and Shuichi's relationship, and throwing Riku into the mix gave me a moment's pause. Still, the piece is lovely, albeit short, and illustrated a beautiful family dynamic.

I love Yoshiki, but don't particularly care for Riku. However, the Yoshiki-centric piece Touch completely won me over. Faced with the burden of her dead brother's bastard, Yoshiki is at a complete loss. It's the wrong time for her, it's the wrong time for Riku, and there's nothing either of them can do about it. Sentimental without inducing cavities.

The last piece, Crash and... is the first part of a series, and I'm anxiously awaiting the remainder. Bad Luck's plane goes down during a stretch of tour, and the rest of the crew is left to pick up the pieces. The best part of this, in my opinion, is that it doesn't focus on the main, central characters. Ivy touches on everyone who has any ties to Bad Luck, from the big characters (Eiri) to the smaller characters (such as Ayaka), and I finished this first part biting my nails and waiting for the second. A very emotional piece, and beautifully written besides. I'm looking forward to the rest of it.

I've clearly been a sweet sort of mood. *muse* Well, if you're into this sort of thing, I hope you enjoy it! I'm off to finish beta-work for various patrons, and perhaps have a bit of liquor. That makes everything better.
kageotogi: (reno hot [hawn_style])
I had another bout of headaches most of yesterday, so I spent the day curled up in the fetal position downstairs with the television volume very, very, very low. Medicine didn't work (argh). Getting rid of all noise and light didn't work (perhaps partially because that involved going upstairs, and the heat only aggravated my headache). Water and salt didn't work (just made me feel gooshy). I wound up taking some sleeping pills and hitting the sack a little after ten o'clock.

That worked, thank goodness.

Anyway, apologies for the phone calls I ignored, emails I neglected, and f-list journal entries I never got around to seeing. ^.^ Not that anyone but the people who phoned me really noticed, I'm sure. ^_~

I just received the following review to "Spin":

"I don't like to think about Shuichi when the sun isn't shining outside."

wat u mean by this??~smile~


...*facepalm* If I told you what I meant by it, that would mean I was pretty much a crap writer, wouldn't it? Yes. Yes it would. Especially, er, since I never really thought about what I meant by it before. I guess that Eiri associates Shuichi with the sun...? Maybe? I don't know. Just be like a normal person and interpret it however you like and go on your merry way, and I know people are doing that because I have a whole bevy of reviews that say something along the lines of "OMG I LOVE THAT LINE~". *gripegripegripe*

Haha. ^^ I got lots of sleep, but now I'm grumpy. Clearly, I need more coffee.

I'd really like to draft out another Gravi fic (as I've been promising certain parties I would...) or type up more of the-novel-from-hell (the closer it gets to being finished, the less I want to work on it. What's up with that?). I meant to do that yesterday, but the whole dying-in-the-fetal-position-ness sort of prevented that. I guess I'll put video games on hold this weekend after all, then. Writing = priority. Or something.
kageotogi: (*glee*  [kageotogi])
My parents and youngest brother were in Orlando this past weekend for a band competition (and they did very well, for those who are interested) and just returned today. My mother brought me Smarties from the Canadian part of Epcot or whatever it is, thus making me the happiest girl alive.

Smarties = the best candy ever. I wish they sold them here... (Seriously. Best candy ever. Love them sooooo much. Trying soooo hard not to eat the entire box right now~ But that's okay. Because I eat the red ones last. Like you're supposed to.)

Um. As I was telling [livejournal.com profile] ambrosewulf earlier, I'm thinking of writing another part to the "Spin" and "Dizzy" fiascos... but probably won't, because I'm not sure I'm capable of finishing it. Also because I'm not sure how I would finish it without this part ending exactly as the previous two parts did. Stupid parts.

Maybe I'll kill all my characters. Dead boom bang dead. The end. No more sequels, threequels, etcetera!

No attention span today. Am completely blaming the Smarties. Or I would, if I'd had an attention span at work. Dur. I had to leave early because I simply couldn't sit there any other without doing something stupid. Like starting some sort of sing-along. Although given my place of business, that would probably work out pretty well. So, well, I went home. Just as well. Traffic wasn't altogether wonderful, and I left an hour earlier than normal! Wow and a half.

I have an evil queen living in my head, and I think I love her~ Oh, silly queens without names. What would I do without you?
kageotogi: (abuse and adoration [kageotogi])
I find this hilarious~ Yay, real life!

Me: [regarding Shuichi's rape in Gravitation] Yeah, and he was really messed up about it, too. *pause* You know. For as long as Shuichi can be messed up about something.
Joan: Yeah, like five pages. And then...
Me: *busts out laughing*
kageotogi: (gray jude [kageotogi])
It's weird how easy it is to forget all the things I want to remember. Sounds. Smells. All the things that make memories.

My car is fine. Turned out the tires were off balance -- severely off balance -- and still are, but they should correct themselves over time. The bill wound up costing me a little over a hundred dollars -- yikes. Could have been worse, though, so yeah.

Babysat last night. It was less fun than I'd have liked, but that happens.

Zap (one of my betta fish) is bloated. He has been for over a week now. This concerns me a little, but I'm trying not to let it. He's old, for a fish, and I'm not sure what I can do anyway. He's not constipated (which was my first thought), because it has been over a week, and because none of the laxative tricks (the pea one is gross, FYI) worked. I don't think it's dropsy either, though, because the pinecone effect has yet to set in. I've never had a fish with dropsy before, though, so I really don't know.

I plan to ask around on a fish forum and see if they know what might be going on, or if there's anything I can do. I'm not trying to get my hopes up, but it would be nice if, you know, he didn't die. Because I'm kind of attached to him.

Kaylee (the other of my fish) seems to be just fine, on the other hand. I'm hoping she stays that way.

It's been a long sort of day (not that I've really done much). I should probably go to bed.

Ah, I keep forgetting. I posted a Gravitation fanfic (because I'm a dork and the dorkdom simply doesn't quit) the other day. It's called Sure Things (rated G), and it deals with some Eiri and Tohma interaction. You know, the good stuff. But be warned: too much blond in one fic may cause implosion of the brain. In a good way.
kageotogi: (writer's life [kageotogi])
Meme answers~! Answers to the DRABBLE MEME, in fact! And? This finishes up the meme! The first five are here, the next four are here, and the previous three are here. Below are the remaining four. Enjoy, if you dare!

For [livejournal.com profile] iamnotvoldemort: Harry Potter. Harry/Ron/Hermione porn. (I am such a dirty girl.)

Harry Potter: Testing )

For [livejournal.com profile] bakaduoneko: Gravitation. Tatsuha/Hiro. Hiro plays the guitar and Tatsuha sneaks up on him.

Gravitation: The Benefits of Sneaking Around )

For [livejournal.com profile] pikachu_goddess: Gravitation. RyuichixHiro, NC-17.

Gravitation: Best Served Hot )

For [livejournal.com profile] photoash: Gravitation. Fat!Eiri.

Gravitation: Fat )
kageotogi: (risky business [kageotogi])
Good Gravi fic~!


I wish I'd thought of this first. Since I didn't (darn you, [livejournal.com profile] hikarutops!), I'm going to complain for a long time. ^__^ And maybe write a response. We'll see.

Work!


Is slow, as predicted. Most of my nine-to-five is spent online or skimming contracts and wondering why we don't just write them all easy-like so we don't have to dig through them for information we need. Like royalty information. And have I mentioned that royalty stuff makes my head hurt? Too much math.

Went out for lunch with the EAs today. We had fun. ^_^

Writing!


I'm a bum. ^___^ Sorry! I'll take my mother's flash drive with me to work tomorrow, and if I finish up what I need to get finished (like paying reviewers -- oops. I meant to do that earlier today), I'll work on some of those drabbles I owe some peoples. And maybe on Aristeia, as I'd kind of like to get that finished before too long. It's already been over a year, not taking out all the months I took breaks (i.e., December of 2005 and November of 2006, and whenever else I'm forgetting).

My reading level, similarly, has been poor. [livejournal.com profile] imayb1 (whose munchkin has a name, and a birthday -- wish the munchkin a happy tenth birthday if you haven't already!) and I discussed this over AIM:

Aja: Have you read anything good lately?
Me: Not so much. I haven't really been doing much reading, though, as I am a slacker.
Aja: Cross off slacker and write in "busy person." It sounds better.
Me: I've been playing video games. I don't know how busy that makes me.
Aja: Hahahaha.
Aja: Um... Christmas research?
Me: FFVII. XD Bit old for research.
Aja: Oooo. Time to update so you have an excuse! ;D
Me: <3~
Me: Wait what?
Aja: "I'm playing FFVII to prepare for the latest FF game and then try it out to see if I will buy it for X-mas."
Aja: (Like reading the old parts of the book series before buying the new one.)
Me: Brilliant!

Sleep!


...I need some! Good night. ^_^
kageotogi: (Default)
Meme answers~! Answers to the DRABBLE MEME, in fact! There's only three this time, but more will be posted later on. The first five are here and the second batch (of four) are here. Enjoy!

For [livejournal.com profile] marumae: Gravitation. Shuichi, Ryuichi, and something with crayons.

Gravi: Paper )

For [livejournal.com profile] frostdelves: Discworld. Luggage/Rincewind.

Discworld: What A Way To Go )

For [livejournal.com profile] sliefoxx: FMA, EnvyxAnyone.

FMA: Broken )

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