fae_boleyn: (erik/charles)
Title: Not Sure Which Way To Go
Fandom: X-Men: First Class
Series: These Twists And Turns of Fate
Rating: PG-13
Pairings: pre-pairing for Charles/Erik and Alex/Darwin, past!Emma Frost/Sebastian Shaw
Summary: Charles uses a different argument on the beach, and it changes everything.
Disclaimer: Not mine, except for Chiyo, though her daughter is not mine either. The quote is from a Hoobastank song, as is the title, so also not mine.
A/N: Originally this was section one of my X-Men Big Bang, but writer's block and other things struck, forcing me to drop out. However, I'm not giving up on this 'verse. I'm only posting to my personal journals for now; if anyone knows of a comm I can post to, it would be much appreciated!

 

Something To Be Going On With )

 







fae_boleyn: (dean/cas)
So yesterday I came home from school so I could work this weekend, and there's new clothes in my closet. New clothes like, business attire. New clothes like two pantsuits and a dress-suit (I guess it's called that since it's a blue dress and a suit jacket, rather than a skirt). Anyway, I tried them on and while they didn't all fit perfectly, well... Um...

Yeah, I'm still a bit unsettled. Because they didn't look bad. I mean, suddenly I look five years more mature (probably good since my height counts against me there if nothing else) and they actually looked pretty good, like the colors and the fit and whatnot, but, well... Ah fuck, I'm twenty years old, I don't feel old enough to be wearing freaking suits yet! It just felt strange, because I looked nice, but I didn't look a thing like me. I guess that's the point, and I'll get used to it and all, but at the moment I'm still just a tad weirded out by it all.

And then there's my writing. All these various ideas tumbling in my head, my issue is now a very different kind of writer's block. Namely, figuring out where to go first. Because I've got multiple options. The handful of pre-canon SPN things I can do (and it seems Good Omens is firmly lodging itself back in that universe; American Gods already claimed a tiny niche), my Tudor stuff, the various Inception fics, Hetalia if I can get myself to wake that one up, and my X-Men BB.

Of course, I really should be shifting the X-Men BB to top priority, seeing as the rough drafts are due Septemper 26. We'll see how that plan goes, is what I'm thinking.

Well, there's tomorrow, once I'm back at school, and then Monday is Labor Day (for the non-Americans on my flist, it's a holiday for us, so no classes). Let's see if I can get shit done, shall we?

Also, my 'various types of thinking' emoticats tilt their heads. I have Castiel-emoticats. Huh. This was not intentional, no angels were harmed in the making of? Something like that.
fae_boleyn: (gabe and cas)

So, I'm back at school, and I'm in a solo room this year. These are the bits of good news.

The bad news? I live right in the pathway of Hurricane Irene. It's getting weaker as it travels, but it's still much stronger than the storms we usually get here. The weird part? Right at this moment it's clearer outside of my window than it's been all day and night, at least judging by how well I can see the city skyline. (More good news, I finally have a neat view!) I'm not sure if this is a good sign or the literal calm before the storm, seeing as all reports had the hurricane striking at about this time and going through a good bit of tomorrow. Hoping for the former, honestly expecting the latter.

Now, in terms of fic. I finally threw in the towel where my X-Men BB is concerned; until I have a better idea how exactly to handle parts one and two, I am moving on to write the latter parts, where I actually know what I'm doing. I'm currently writing the epilogue, set in the beginning of X-Men 1. Tudors and Inception are in more or less the same boat, progressing slowly with bursts of inspiration. We'll see what I can do about that. Supernatural... I'm working on the opening oneshot right now and I created a banner for the main story arc.

Anyway, that's where things stand at the moment, so hopefully I'll have some fics for you sometime tomorrow, as my new school year kickoff. *crosses fingers*

fae_boleyn: (jibbs)
I need to get ahold of Good Omens. I do have a PDF on my computer, so I can read that I guess, but PDF reading is tedious as all get out. I should know; I did it recently with Pride and Prejudice as well as several school textbooks. Which won't stop me from seeking free PDFs of my textbooks for this semester; saving money is good, but when reading for fun... My library doesn't have it, though they did have Anansi Boys. I can forgive them a little.


But seriously. I was reading the PDF until I got irritated with the format, and now I desperately want either a hard copy or a Kindle copy - oh, wait, Kindle didn't have it last time I checked. That was why I ended up with American Gods. (I'm noticing a pattern here.) Sigh. And sigh again. At this rate the PDF's looking better and better, to be honest. (And from looking at the cover page on the PDF, with Aziraphale and Crowley, I cannot get the image of Max Brown playing Aziraphale out of my head. He... may not be blond enough, but even so. Help!)


On other topics, I'm writing again. slowly but surely. I've tinkered with the Inception genderbend and the OT3 wedding fic. My plan to set off the start of a new school year right is to spend the weekend (once I've moved) in alternating between immersion in various canons and then writing in them. I may also borrow the freewriting strategy from NCIS' Timothy McGee. If that happens, I do not know what I will come out with and in what fandom, but I'll certainly be nice and share it.


I'm working on chapter 15 of Standing Outside the Fire, and for anyone who actually knows/cares about the Tudors, you'll understand the significance when I say I'm writing my version of late 1.08 into 1.09, also known as the Blackfriars Trial stuff. For those not in the know... This is a milestone. It's a tense situation and it's making me tense when I write it. But I'm enjoying it; as I recently discovered when the sheer level of angst in Supernatural fic had me seeking shelter, court intrigues are apparently my happy place/comfort zone. I'm sure this says something about me, I'm just... not sure what. Also, this fic, which began partly as a fusion between three challenges on the Tudors forum, has now added elements of a fourth in the 1536 arc. Dear God, what am I doing to myself?


Speaking of Supernatural, I need more canon immersion, but... I have a feeling I'm not going to leave Adam in Hell or Gabriel dead. Adam because that's just not fair, can't that kid catch a break? Gabriel... Um. I really, really like him. I probably shouldn't. But I do. (Also he's cute. Speaking of cute, and back to Adam, I remember Jake Abel from the Percy Jackson movie as well... When between his appearances there and in Supernatural did he grow into his face and get cute?) I will need to find out how to have the Winchesters meeting human!Castiel after about three years (in which I think they believed he was dead) without too much freaking melodrama because I don't like melodrama.


Back to things actually written, my X-Men BB is slowly coming along. I'm having trouble getting to Points B and C from A, mostly because I know what happens from C to F (or something like that) but before then is a little murky. My Inception fic doesn't seem to want to do much, but as I said, I'm hoping a movie rewatch and maybe reading some fic because I haven't in a while will get the juices flowing again. My Hetalia fics seem to be stalled, I need to do something about that as well.


The trick is to not kill any of my muses while trying to revive others. Oh, and there will be school and quite possibly an internship as well. This is going to be an interesting time, isn't it? And I'll be 21 this November; drinking age here in the States. I'm not sure I care as drinking is not much of a thing for me, but... Still.



Hey, at least the Phillies are number one in the NL East. :D I may or may not have a bit of a thing for newcomer pitcher Vance Worley. And his adorkable glasses. And the mohawk, which usually I don't like. *ponders*
fae_boleyn: (erik/charles)
Title: Spinning in Circles With Riddles and Rhyme
Fandom: X-Men, First Class era
Summary: Raven, Erik, and Charles, the night before Cuba.
Rating: PG, I think
Pairings: References to Raven/Hank and aborted Raven/Erik, implied Erik/Charles
A/N: Technically canon-compliant, but in my head this is a mini-prologue to my in-progress X-Men Big Bang fic, 'These Twists and Turns of Fate', which is definitely AU. Another, more obviously AU prologue focusing on Emma Frost will hopefully be forthcoming.
Disclaimer: I don't work for Marvel or Fox, I have no claim to these characters and this is just for fun.


 

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