fae_boleyn: (killer soulmates)
Bloody hell. Michigan Senate, what is your problem? How could you ever think this is OK?

http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=50153

Allowing bullying when it's a statement of a firmly held religious belief? What? No, no. Just no. Religions have been persecuted, but they are also an excuse to persecute, and bullying is persecution. I found this on an LGBTQ news site, but it's not just the LGBTQ community at stake here. Kids of other religions, kids of single-parent homes, you can find a religious excuse to go after almost anyone.

I'm going to cut this off before I lose my coherency as well as my temper.
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Jacked from [livejournal.com profile] physicsxmagic, who called it that I would do this. :)

Because why the hell not? )
fae_boleyn: (USUK)
I do have reasons! )



I'm thinking of joining the fucking Coast Guard. Me. In the military. Seriously? My mother is going to kill me.

I don't know if this is crazy or sensible.

*Also posted to Tumblr

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... to pimp a new fic fest! There's an upcoming OFC fic fest being run by [livejournal.com profile] arabwel. Scheduling, as I understand it, is still vague - after NaNoWriMo, though. (No, I'm not doing that, I have enough fics to write.)

But, as someone with quite a few OCs to my name, and also someone who is sick of the term Mary Sue being lobbed at every OFC (and some canon women too), I am talking this up. Especially as the idea was triggered by a post on [livejournal.com profile] fanficrants about the Mary Sue issue.

So: OFC Fic Fest!
fae_boleyn: (USUK)
So, if you're at my journal, then you probably know that I am, primarily, a fanfiction writer. You might not know, however, that I want to write origfic. (Granted, I think a lot of fanwriters dream of actually being a writer themselves.) I went into journalism because I enjoy it, but also because... Well... I thought it was more practical than pursuing writing.

I'm not so sure now.

Seems like the odds of success in both fields are stacked against you, and if I'm being honest with myself, I have a passion for fiction that surpasses all my other passions, including my journalistic one. My history passion keeps wanting to dovetail with it - the trick there is that I want to write a Tudor-era novel. I do not want to write about Anne Boleyn, who has had way too much exposure - so has Katherine of Aragon - and though I understand why this is true, it irks me. The fall of Katherine/rise of Anne and then Anne's fall are high drama, after all. I'm considering writing about my own favorite Queen, Katherine Parr, which will take considerable time. Especially tracking down resources on her.

That isn't the only problem. And here's where my subject line comes in. Because I've got something in the back of my mind. A modern-era fantasy of some kind, in which magicals come in three flavors (well, three human flavors), and the three groups aren't fans of each other. And I have a pair of twins, Natalie and Nathaniel. Whoever named them in-verse thought the matching was "cute". This is subject to change. They run a magic shop. I know that Nathaniel is gay and Natalie is straight. I know that they're bastards (in the literal sense, they are born out of wedlock), that they're mixed blood of two of the magical types, and I know that their father is a mage. The mages have a court, and he is high-ranking. I know the basics of their world, but I don't want to go into too much detail here.

I don't seem to have a plot yet. I guess all I can do for now is keep letting it sit there, and hope it develops further - the concept of the three types of magic popped into my head on a bus trip, more or less fully formed, after all - but this is decidedly frustrating.
fae_boleyn: (anne/edward)
So. I have a Tumblr. Well, I had one already, I had that one where I played at being my own Hetalia OCs Ireland, Wales, and Northern Ireland, an Ask blog for them that... does not seem to have done well, really.

But now I have a real Tumblr! I'm not sure what I'm going to do with it, but... I figured, why the hell not? So:

LadyFaeBoleyn

Go and ask me things! Or follow me so I can follow you back! That sort of thing. :)

And now I'm gonna go see if I can get some fic work done, since it seems no one's on AIM and therefore I can't shouldn't be distracted.
fae_boleyn: (jibbs)
Jacked from [livejournal.com profile] ilovetakahana and [livejournal.com profile] chn_breathmint.

If I made Cinderella, the audience would immediately be looking for a body in the coach. —Alfred Hitchcock

When I write a story, what do readers immediately look for? What am I associated with? I'm curious to find out what people expect when my name's on the story.
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So, here is my much-delayed second essay/meta discussing fanfiction in general. I do want to add a disclaimer; none of these are supposed to be guidelines, per se, since I wouldn't want to tell someone how to write their fics. It's just what I've found to be true for me, and also hopefully to start discussion in the comments about what other people have found. So with that, I'm turning to a second topic - the AU, or alternate universe fic.

Read more... )



So, what about you? What kinds of AUs do you like to read, which do you write, and what do you find challenging or fun about doing it?

fae_boleyn: (USUK)
So, I've been rather absent on LJ and Twitter lately, I do apologize. I've been drifting around the Internet but not being very sociable, that's very hermit-like of me. I should be on Twitter more, we shall see how it goes.

In which there is news and vague brooding )

On to this meme, for once not jacked from anyone, I'm starting it though I am sure that someone else has done it.

List five ways in which fandom, specific or general, has invaded real life for you.
Here be my answers! )
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So, this is what happens when I get bored and inspired by an RP partner's blogs. I created an Ask Ireland, North and Wales blog for my Hetalia OCs... Ireland, North Ireland, and Wales. Exactly as it says on the tin. With occasional appearances by Scotland and Cornwall.

So, if you like my Hetalia fics... Get to know some of my OCs better?

Dragon and Shamrocks
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Nicked from [livejournal.com profile] rei17.

Give me a fandom and I will tell you:

+ Favorite female and male character
+ Favorite scene
+ Favorite ship
+ Unpopular opinion

Any fandoms in my tags are fair game. :)
fae_boleyn: (killer soulmates)
[Error: unknown template qotd]The odd thing is, the biggest bully in my life wasn't actually a bully, not really. But she was an enabler, and she was an enabler in power. I'm talking about my principal at my second grade school, Mrs. McCarthy.

When I was in fifth grade, I was bullied. Well, actually, I had been the target of occasional teasing by a couple of kids from first to fourth grade in my first grade school, but that was more kid squabbling than bullying. And I was teased and left as the outcast from the second I began at my second grade school in March of fourth grade. But fifth grade was the worst, because our teacher was chronically absent, and the closest thing we had to an adult authority was a parade of inept (and sometimes non-English speaking, which in an American school seems unwise) substitutes.

I kept quiet about the bullying until a couple of kids threatened to jump me when I was walking home from school. I was scared, obviously - picture a 4 foot 10, scrawny eleven year old with frizzy hair - and so I finally told my mother, who went right to McCarthy. Who proceeded to call me down to her office and explain to me how and why the bullying was my fault.

And for the next two years she basically treated me like I was a horrible person whenever she saw me, until I won a contest that made the school look good and then I was suddenly one of her favorite people.

What I learned from her was that the people who were supposed to help me weren't going to; in fact, they would blame me if that made things easier. I think that was in some ways worse than anything the kids said to me; I've figured out how to tame my frizzy hair, my pimples are gone, and I'm working on trying not to assume that my friends will turn on me the way my "friends" did back then. But not even being able to go to the people who are supposed to help? That really did a number on my faith in those I'm supposed to be able to rely on.
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Title: Just A Chance For Better Days
Fandom: Good Omens, Supernatural (mildly)
Series: Outrunning The Bad Luck Tailing Us
Characters/Pairing: Adam Young, references to Aziraphale, Crowley (GO version only), Michael, Raphael, and Lucifer (all SPN flavor) Abby Turner (OC), implied Adam/Pepper
Summary: The abdicated Antichrist and his Counterbalance, on the verge of Apocalypse Take Two
Author's Note: Here is where the Outrunning 'verse starts branching beyond Cas and Gabe, into the larger AU I've been meaning it to be. There's a lot of backstory not explained here; it will be, later in the 'verse. Title and cut text inspired by/taken from the Goo Goo Dolls' "Better Days".
Disclaimer: Not mine, except for Abby.

And the one poor child who saved this world/And there's ten million more who probably could... )
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Title: I Write Thes Letters To You, But They Get Lost In The Blue
Fandom: Supernatural
Series: Outrunning The Bad Luck Tailing Us
Characters/Pairing: Gabriel, Castiel, mentions of Dean, Sam, Anna, Uriel, Balthazar, and Raphael
Summary: Gabriel and Castiel can't sever ties cleanly, not after all these centuries. In the end it comes down to a question; can you really turn your back on family?
Author's Note: Kind of a tag to The Song Remains The Same, references other events in seasons 4 and 5. Title and cut text taken from Caitlin and Will's "Address In The Stars". Also, the use of Balthazar in a different role than canon was my way of not having to use an OC. There will be more on that in later stories less focused on the Cas&Gabe arc. Using this for my [livejournal.com profile] hc_bingo wild card (taking the 'family' prompt).
Disclaimer: Yeah, no, not mine.

I'd give anything just to talk to you... )
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I went to an advance screening of the new Hugh Jackman movie, Real Steel, tonight. It was pretty good, feel-good movie mixed in with an action flick vibe. And a little bit of a sports-movie feel. I'm afraid to say anything else because they actually searched us to prevent anyone recording it and I don't want Disney hunting me down over spoilers. But it was a good movie and I'd recommend it.

My fics are still going, though not in the order I'd like. SPN oneshots are coming hard and fast again, X-Men fic is being a bitch. But that's all right, I'll work it out. I've got the requisite word count for the rough draft submission, so that's enough to be going on with, shove comes to shake. Tudors got a little flash of inspiration earlier, Inception... Inception's gone quiet, hopefully not for long.

Also. One day, I will write a fic to this song. Check Yes Or No, by George Strait. No idea what fandom, but one day I will do it!
fae_boleyn: (gabe and cas)
Title: I Wish You'd Unclench Your Fists
Fandom: Supernatural
Series: Outrunning The Bad Luck Tailing Us
Characters/Pairing: Gabriel, Castiel, Dean, Sam, reference to possible onesided Dean/Castiel
Summary: Gabriel knew the Winchesters were going to be trouble for him and Castiel. But neither of them realized just how right he was until it broke them.
Author's Note: Tags for Tall Tales, Mystery Spot, and Changing Channels. The third segment takes place between season 3 and season 4. So, appropriate spoilers apply. Title and cut text taken from Nickelback's "Someday".
Disclaimer: Yeah, no, not mine.

Now the story's played out like this )
fae_boleyn: (Default)
Fucking hell. Not this again. Another kid driven to suicide.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/blogpost/post/jamey-rodemeyer-bullied-teen-who-made-it-gets-better-video-commits-suicide/2011/09/21/gIQAVVzxkK_blog.html

This story just... It breaks my heart more than some of the others did, somehow.

Also, I just e-mailed my father. I think... I might try to find some kind of relationship with him again. I have no idea what's going to happen and I'm kind of a little scared about it.
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Title: And Who Would Know Better Than I Do?
Fandom: Axis Powers Hetalia
Rating: PG-13
Characters/Pairings: England, Ireland, some Wales; possibly onesided USUK, probably not onesided Scotland/Ireland. There's also implied Wales/Austria/Hungary (blame it on the RP I'm doing) and a blink-and-miss-it Prussia/Canada reference.
Summary: Ireland won't make a phone call to Washington D.C. if England doesn't call Edinburgh. This arrangement might not make them happy, but it keeps them safe, and safe is better than getting your heart broken. Again.
Author's Note: Fills the "blackmail" square on my [livejournal.com profile] hc_bingo card, though my version of blackmail seems to be more responsible for comfort than hurt. Weird. Title taken from Xandria's "Like A Rose On The Grave Of Love", which seemed fitting.
Disclaimer: No, it's not mine. We'd have all of England's siblings in canon if it was, for one thing.


What's a little mutual blackmail between 'twins'? )
fae_boleyn: (gabe and cas)
Meme time again!

So, basically, ask me anything. Anything you think you ought to know about my life but don't, anything you're curious about, anything you fancy. Silly or serious. Anon-commenting is on.

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So, this was probably not my brightest idea, but I signed up for h/c bingo. Not my brightest move because I've got things to write already, but... I figured, why not?

Some of these are going to be tricky. We'll see how I do.

My hc_bingo card )

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