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I do most of my fandom blogging and fic posting over on tumblr these days, so feel free to come find me there. I do still post personal things and fic exchange related things over here, though, so if you'd like to friend me here, that's fine, too. ^_^
rchan: (Default)
Because I'm paranoid about the other post getting lost. -.-;;;

[livejournal.com profile] zoicite, I'm stealing an idea from you. Since my calendar has been less than reliable long term, I'm going to start keeping track of my shows in my LJ. ^_^

Theatre:

2017: )

2016: )

2015: )

2014: )

2013: )

2012: )
rchan: (chibi me!)
[livejournal.com profile] zoicite, I'm stealing an idea from you. Since my calendar has been less than reliable long term, I'm going to start keeping track of my shows in my LJ. ^_^

Theatre:

2016: )

2015: )

2014: )

2013: )

2012: )
rchan: (BH -- I can't. I just... can't. (z))
 Well... it's that time of year, again.  And what a truly pathetic year it's been for writing.  O_o;;;  It was saved from total failure by a few last minute exchange stories I wrote (seriously, those 4 exchange fic were about 2/3 of the writing I did for the year), but that's really all I can say about it.  :P  Then again, I did a LOT of writing for the doctoral program I'm in this year, and my anxiety has been through the roof as a result.

...seriously, I should do a school word count meme.  :P  MAYBE I WILL.  Anyway.  Here it is, in all it's pathetic glory.  *sigh*

Date Published Fandom Title Words
1/10/2016 Les Miserables Muet (8) 2855
3/26/2016 Les Miserables Follow You, Follow Me (19) 4754
9/17/2016 MMPR Watching Your Back 3366
9/29/2016 Les Miserables No Man Is An Island (4) 3741
11/11/2016 PRiS To Match My Worst… And My Best 1629
12/17/2016 Les Miserables Of Tuxedos and Tuition Breaks 17290
12/18/2016 PRiS Milkshakes and Grilled Cheese 1455
12/24/2016 D.E.B.S. Postcards From Barcelona 1758
       
    Total Words 36848



OK.  I really am that anal.  Here's the stuff I wrote for school:

Date Published Class Title Words
6/12/2016 Qual Article Review 1 5447
6/13/2016 Qual Article Review 2 5445
6/11/2016 Qual Final Paper 7435
2/24/2016 Qual Memo 13 490
5/10/2016 Qual Memo 14 552
5/10/2016 Qual Memo 1 763
5/10/2016 Qual Memo 11 604
3/6/2016 Qual Memo 12 732
5/10/2016 Qual Memo 15 398
5/10/2016 Qual Research Proposal 2120
5/10/2016 Stat II Final Paper 2930
8/1/2016 Stat III Final Paper 2941
5/10/2016 Stat II Research Design 1030
6/17/2016 Lit Review Critical Article Review 2419
8/8/2016   Qualifying Exams 5644
       
    Total Words 38950

Which is STILL not a whole lot, but it takes a LOT more effort, reading, and research to do this kind of writing than it does.  And this isn't counting the almost 12,000 words of transcription I did.

So, totaling up EVERYTHING... somewhere between 80 and 90K?  Which is still pretty pathetic, but I really did have a lot on my plate this year.  So.  That's not nothing.

Oh well?  Here's to a better writing year next year?  :P
rchan: (Default)
Dear Yuletide Author,

First and foremost I'd like to offer up a huge "Thank You!!" to you for writing a story for me. I know how difficult it can be to put any part of your creative process into the hands of another individual, so I will treat do my best to treat that trust with the care and respect it deserves. ^_^

AO3: eirenical (chibi1723)
tumblr: eirenical

Notes on rating, kink and general likes/dislikes )

Specific Requests (in no particular order):

You are free to utilize any prompt I toss out there or none of them. If reading what I like about the characters/worlds sparks a fic idea in your head, feel free to ignore the prompts and run with it. ^_^

Also, length of babble in no way indicates my fandom preferences. It’s just that I’ve been requesting some of these longer than others and those requests have taken on a life of their own. -.-;;; I promise I’m equally excited about the possibility of all six of these requests. ^_^


1. All Seeing Eye - Rob Thurman -- Hector Allgood, Jackson Lee Eye, Tessa 'Tess' Lee )

2. The Fire's Stone - Tanya Huff -- Aaron, Chandra, Darvish )

3. Island City (1994) -- Greg 23, Connie Sealle, Andy Sealle )

4. Jeremiah (TV) -- Markus Alexander, Jeremiah (Jeremiah) )

5. Power Rangers Dino Thunder -- Conner McKnight, Derrick (Power Rangers), Eric McKnight )

*deep breath* And I think that's it. Like I said, if any of the details I provided don't work for you, feel free to toss them out the window and write what's most comfortable for you. If you are happy and excited about what you're writing, I'm sure I will love it. Passion comes across and I do not in any way want to dampen yours. ^_^ I certainly won't object if you want to accommodate me in my far-too-verbose additional requests, but as stated many times -- totally not a requirement. ^_^ Go with your gut. The fact that you're writing something for me is plenty enough to have me thrilled and excited and bouncing for joy. ^_^

Thank you, again, and HAPPY YULETIDE! :D
A grateful recipient
rchan: (Default)
[I cribbed this straight out of my last Yuletide letter, and this basically exists to give you a little more information about my general likes and dislikes in case you like to have that sort of thing for an exchange, otherwise, feel free to ignore. ^_^]

First and foremost I'd like to offer up a huge "Thank You!!" to you for writing a story for me. I know how difficult it can be to put any part of your creative process into the hands of another individual, so I will treat that trust with the care and respect it deserves by trying not to be too greedy or selfish in my requests.

AO3: eirenical (chibi1723)
tumblr: eirenical

Notes on rating, kink and general likes/dislikes )
rchan: (BH -- I can't. I just... can't. (z))
So, I've done one of these most years and today's the day. I'm not counting WiPs this year because I honestly just don't have the energy, but here's everything that I published within 2015... and wow. Turns out this was my most pathetic year yet. *sigh*

There were three months (July, September, and October) in which I wrote absolutely nothing, and most other months the best I managed was to write 5K-6K words. That's pathetic for me. It really is. Then again, this semester was a disaster for me in more ways than one. Healthwise... ugh. I've been sick so often, I really wonder wtf my immune system is even DOING. And mentally I've not been anywhere near at my best. School and work are both kicking my ass and I don't see that situation improving any time soon. I've become almost phobic about writing and the fact that I'm getting so little feedback on the things I post is leading me to think that I really am sucking that badly these days. And since just about everything I write feels completely uninspired right now... I'm willing to believe that it's all crap. And that's not helping. *sigh*

I don't know if I just need a break from Les Mis? Or from writing? Or from life? I have no idea. But i do know that on my worst years I still have always cracked 100,000 words worth of writing and this year I didn't even come close. I think in the coming year I'm going to try to actually build time into my schedule for writing and try to get myself back in the habit. Because habit and hard work trump inspiration any day of the week.

...here's hoping that'll work, anyway. *sigh*

Date Published Fandom Title Words
1/24/2015 Les Miserables A Dream Deferred 10586
2/14/2015 Les Miserables Feels Like Flying 6329
2/20/2015 Les Miserables I Have Come To Sleep With You 2550
3/9/2015 Les Miserables Would You Lie With Me? 4101
3/23/2015 Les Miserables A Very Merry Unbirthday 2685
3/29/2015 Les Miserables Follow You, Follow Me (18) 5179
2/25/15-4/13/15 Les Miserables Muet (7-8) 7092
5/5/2015 Les Miserables It's My Party 4546
6/13/2015 Les Miserables Je me souviendrai  5366
8/9/15-11/1/15 Les Miserables No Man is an Island (1-3) 9140
11/16/2015 Les Miserables I Shall Give You Wings 5393
12/19/2015 Les Miserables Purr-fection is Overrated 3275
12/20/2015 unrevealed Anon YT fic 11229
       
    Total Words 77471
rchan: (chibi me the second! (crop-right))
(Updated 10/24/2015 to include Yuleporn prompts at the bottom of each section and a link to my Crueltide prompt for Request #1. This should be the last major update, apart from me catching typos. ^_^)

Dear Yuletide Author,

First and foremost I'd like to offer up a huge "Thank You!!" to you for writing a story for me. I know how difficult it can be to put any part of your creative process into the hands of another individual, so I will treat that trust with the care and respect it deserves by trying not to be too greedy or selfish in my requests.

AO3: eirenical (chibi1723)
tumblr: eirenical

Notes on rating, kink and general likes/dislikes )

Specific Requests (in no particular order):

You are free to utilize any prompt I toss out there or none of them. If reading what I like about the characters/worlds sparks a fic idea in your head, feel free to ignore the prompts and run with it. ^_^

Also, length of babble in no way indicates my fandom preferences. It’s just that I’ve been requesting some of these longer than others and that’s given me time to try to streamline things down. I promise I’m equally excited about the possibility of all six of these requests. ^_^

1. Cal Leandros -- Rob Thurman -- Robin Goodfellow (Cal Leandros), Ishiah (Cal Leandros), Caliban Leandros )

2. Doctrine of Labyrinths -- Sarah Monette -- Mehitabel Parr, Enid Lemeria, Stephen Teverius )

3. Island City (1994) -- Greg 23, Connie Sealle, Andy Sealle )

4. Jeremiah (TV) -- Markus Alexander, Jeremiah (Jeremiah), Erin (Jeremiah), Theo Coleridge )

5. Power Rangers Dino Thunder -- Conner McKnight, Derrick (Power Rangers), Eric McKnight )

*deep breath* And I think that's it. Like I said, if any of the details I provided don't work for you, feel free to toss them out the window and write what's most comfortable for you. If you are happy and excited about what you're writing, I'm sure I will love it. Passion comes across and I do not in any way want to dampen yours. ^_^ I certainly won't object if you want to accommodate me in my far-too-verbose additional requests, but as stated many times -- totally not a requirement. ^_^ Go with your gut. The fact that you're writing something for me is plenty enough to have me thrilled and excited and bouncing for joy. ^_^

Thank you, again, and HAPPY YULETIDE! :D
A grateful recipient
rchan: (smile -- xd_inc)
My mother moved from one town to another when she was 16 years old. Just a couple of miles away, but at that age, that may as well be a continent. Her father had just died, and she left all her friends and everything familiar behind. Her last two years of high school were... well. Not pleasant ones. Fifty years later, you can still here the resentment in her voice when she talks about that move. There are really only three people from her second school that she ever mentioned with any fondness at all, only one of those three was someone she called a friend -- her best friend, Diane.

Now, I never met Diane. She moved to England at least 8 years before I was born. And my mom never really talked about her when I was growing up -- not until I was older. Turns out, they'd lost touch. My mom had been to visit her before I was born, but by the time we visited England when I was 16, they'd lost track of each other. But when I was old enough to understand that that could happen, my mom talked about her and the memories were always good ones.

Then a few years ago, my mom got on Facebook, and, lo and behold... they found each other! )
rchan: (Melusine -- All hideous)
Well, the nominations trading post went up today and here's my contribution.

I limited it down to the following:

Doctrine of Labyrinths
Mehitabel Parr
Enid Lemeria
Stephen Teverius
Kay Brightmore

Power Rangers Dino Thunder
Conner McKnight
Derrick (Power Rangers)
Eric McKnight
??

Island City (1994)
Greg 23
Connie Sealle
Andy Sealle
??


...with hopes that someone else will nominate Erin and Theo (+/- Jeremiah and Markus) from Jeremiah for me.

And I'm pretty content with that. ^_^ MAN, though, now I'm really impatient for nominations to open. :P
rchan: (Trigun -- sugar kitty -- Schaly)
...AND I'M NOT READY.

But that means that I'm going to start using my journal again, I guess. ^_~

The purpose of this post is a short one... link to my brainstorming post.

...LBH, though, it'll probably be the first four. ^_~
rchan: (Gravi -- determined -- sunrise.aoaki.net)
So, I finally decided it was time to start making calls and hunting up a new therapist. I have an appointment with someone on Monday and of course I’m now mildly freaking out about it. My last two experiences with such things have NOT turned out that well. *heavy sigh* But I'm getting really really really tired of living my life through the lens of anxiety. And I'm getting really really really tired of being so fucking tired all the time. I live most of my life feeling exhausted, like I can't budge to do the things I really need to do. And it's frustrating because I keep feeling like I should be able to just kick this thing in the ass and move on. Thing is... it doesn't work that way, does it?

Nipping here now a very long post rambling about the state of my mental health and my hopes for the coming year. )
rchan: (YnM -- Hisoka_bullet -- sunrise.aoaki.ne)
For those of you who were around and offered kind words during my freak out last night, thank you and I’m sorry I didn’t respond. *sigh* Really the whole thing was just so stupid.

Because I didn't want to put this on tumblr, thank you very much. )
rchan: (Melusine -- Conversation died)
I really do intend to try to keep this up, because I think it's important to me to organize my own thoughts about the things we discuss. Some of them, anyway.

So, there were a couple of things that stuck out to me today:
1) Her inexperience was definitely showing and not of benefit.
2) I'm starting to wonder if therapy can actually help me.

Further thoughts )
rchan: (Gravi -- determined -- sunrise.aoaki.net)
Wow. Two posts in one week. I don't know what to say about that. ^_~ Anyway, as usual, I'm keeping this space for things I don't want easily searchable. Which, in this case, means two things: 1) my thoughts about Will leaving Les Mis and 2) talk about starting therapy again.

So... here we go?

So, I hear Will's leaving Les Mis on May 10th... )

Therapy Talk )
rchan: (LMTO -- her life was cold and dark)
I realize I haven't been around much. At this point, I think it's fair to say that this journal is reserved for Yuletide stuff and for things that I don't want to post in an easily searchable place. This post falls under the latter category, because I know that some stage actors stalk their tumblr tags and I don't want to upset anyone with what boils down to my own opinions. But since people have been asking and this is easier than answering everyone individually...

Here we go.

So, I've been to see Les Mis Broadway twice this week, once to see John Rapson as Javert and once to see Adam Monley. These were also my first viewings since many of the principle cast members were replaced. On Thursday my gut reaction was that I hated all of them with the sole exceptions of Gavin Lee (because, let's face it, I just love Gavin Lee and was predisposed to liking him in anything ^_^) and Chris McCarrell (who I already knew I loved). But that was cast change grief talking, so I resisted the urge to say or post anything on Thursday.

Then I went back last night and I think I have a slightly more objective viewpoint now... so, here it is (in order of appearance):

1) Erika Henningsen as Fantine )

2) The Kids )

3) Gavin Lee as Thenardier )

4) Rachel Izen as Mme. Thenardier )

5) Chris McCarrell as Marius )

6) Brennyn Lark as Eponine )

And last but not least, the one you've all been waiting for...

7) Wallace Smith as Enjolras )

And... that's everyone? I think?

PHEW. That took longer than I expected. Then again, these things always seem to. O_o;;; *coughs* So... I hope you enjoyed it? And there weren't too many awful grammar issues? Because HELL if I'm going back to edit this monster. -.-;;;

Feel free to drop any questions or comments either here on the post or in my tumblr ask box! ^_^
rchan: (Peter_Pan_fic_rchan)
Writing was such an unbelievable struggle for me this year. I felt like I hadn't written anything worth a damn in terms of word counts. So, I really wanted to do this this year to see if it really had been as bad as I thought. And going through, it's easy to see why I thought it was so bad. I had huge swaths of time with no writing at all. But even if it can't compare to my 2010 word count (which was almost 370,000 and I don't think I'll EVER match that again), I did write over 100,000 words this year... and that's not nothing. (I also still have a few days left and a certain Courfeyrangst story to finish for [personal profile] kingess​ and that Courf/Feuilly Annie thing I may try to write, too, so we'll see. ;D)

(ETA: I also just realized that some of those blank months might have had chapters of FYFM or Muet in them. But I don't think they did.)

To absolutely no one's surprise, everything that wasn't written for Yuletide was Les Mis, this year. This is the first time that I've ever been this fandom focused. Even in 2010 when I felt like I was ALL HAIR, ALL THE TIME, I still varied it up more than this. And looking at it... I can't help but wonder if maybe that's part of the problem. Maybe I've become so narrow focused on Les Mis that it's tripping me up.

...or it could have been the stress of returning to school while holding down three jobs and being really sick. That might also have had something to do with it. :-P ANYWAY. Whatever the reason, I seem to have FINALLY overcome my writer's ennui in the past month or two and I am very, very grateful. Whether that was due to the inspiration of the Yuletide multi-fandom experience or the ending of the semester of work and school is anyone's guess. I'm not going to question it, I'm just going to enjoy it. ^_^

Here's the breakdown for anyone who wants to see it: )
rchan: (Melusine -- ghost stories)
So, about a week ago, I finally found Melusine and The Virtu legally for Kindle (it’s about time! :D) and snapped them up. I then decided that an entire Doctrine of Labyrinths reread was in order. I remember originally loving the first two books, loving the third only a little bit less than that and finding the fourth a bit… forgettable. I was expecting much the same reaction on this reread. But apparently a couple of years makes a big difference…

I still love all the things I loved about the books before. Virtu was still my favorite book. I still ship Felix and Mildmay way more than I’m comfortable admitting to some people. I still had to pause partway through the Mirador because I knew Gideon’s death would break me. All wonderful, wonderful things.

Only this time through… I love a few things I never expected to love. )

I’m so glad I’m doing this re-read. ^_^
rchan: (Hair -- Claude -- Yippee!!)
[personal profile] kingess is very smart and this was a Very Good Idea and I am VERY EXCITED. ^_^

Dear Courfeyrangst Fest Author (a.k.a. [personal profile] kingess ^_~),

First and foremost I'd like to offer up a huge "Thank You!!" to you for writing a story for me. I know how difficult it can be to put any part of your creative process into the hands of another individual, so I will treat that trust with the care and respect it deserves by trying not to be too greedy or selfish in my requests.

In the interest of brevity (and because this is such a specific thing we're doing here, I'm just gonna cut the general likes, etc. section entirely and move on to specific requests. ^_~

Specific Requests (in no particular order):

1. Courferre -- Sick fic
I love hurt/comfort in all its wonderous variety, I really do, but there is a special place in my heart for sick fic. So what do I like in a sick fic? Actual angst and worry are nice (as in there is an actual risk of non-recovery). I also like when the person who always cares for everyone else is the one to fall ill, extra points if they're ashamed at having to be taken care of. I'm not a fan of huge amounts of whining in my sickfic -- whoever's sick can certainly act sick and want to be taken care of, but when that turns into copious amounts of obnoxious whining where they end up pushing everyone else away, it pushes me away, too. :-P Cuddling and nesting behaviors (if appropriate for the illness) are nice.

And let's face it… I want Courfeyrac being the one to get sick. ^_~ Bonus if he's been running around taking care of things for everyone else and hiding the fact that he's feeling unwell until he either collapses or Combeferre or Enjolras finally notices and then copious amounts of caretaking and cuddling ensue. ^_______^


2. Courferre -- Holiday angst and comfort
OK, I realize that doesn't make a whole lot of sense. O_o;;; So I'll try to explain. OK, so we all know that Courfeyrac is the first one to love a party or celebration or a holiday. But I also really love the idea of there being some angst in his past that makes a particular holiday kind of melancholy and sad for him. And maybe no one ever notices because by the time he's given in to the sads, they've all gone home to their families and no one is there to see it. But maybe he and Combeferre get snowed in/piled up with work/can't get home for whatever reason for this year and Courfeyrac tries so so so hard to make this the perfect holiday for Combeferre and Combeferre can just see how he's breaking around the edges and wants to do something about it and-- well. I don't want to box you in too much, but basically Courferre holiday that starts with Courfeyrangst and ends in cuddles and comfort and maybe a roaring fire in the fireplace. ^_^


3. Courferre -- Mental Illness prompt (for lack of a better description O_o;;;)
OK, so as you can probably tell, I'm a huge fan of Courfeyrac hiding when things aren't perfect or going well for him. I really think he's the type who could be quietly bleeding to death and not let anyone know because he wouldn't want to worry them or shift the focus to himself like that. I think he'd fuss over the little things that everyone knows are inconsequential -- mud on his pants, losing his hat, the hideous store mannequins dressed in their 80s finest being an affront to good taste everyone, things like that that don't really matter -- but when it comes to the big things... he'll take those secrets to his grave rather than burden his friends. And I kind of love the idea that there could be something really, really wrong with him, mental illness-wise, and he'd keep that so close to the vest that not even Combeferre and Enjolras would know... until one day he just can't quite hold it together and he gets caught out. Cue Combeferre and/or Enjolras trying to help him cope when he won't even admit there's a problem. Beyond that... you can take it in any direction that suits your fancy. ^_^


*deep breath* And I think that's it. ^_^

Thank you, again, and HAPPY COURFEYRANGST FEST! :D
A grateful recipient
rchan: (BH -- awkward hug -- i'm not mitchell)
Last year I got caught unawares by sign-ups, so I wrote as much of this ahead of time as I could in the hopes of organizing my thoughts better. Belated apologies to whoever read through the sprawling mess that was my letter last year. O_o;;; I think I've done better this year, but there's still a lot of babble. Sorry about that!

And without any further ado…

Dear Yuletide Author,

First and foremost I'd like to offer up a huge "Thank You!!" to you for writing a story for me. I know how difficult it can be to put any part of your creative process into the hands of another individual, so I will treat that trust with the care and respect it deserves by trying not to be too greedy or selfish in my requests.

AO3: eirenical (chibi1723)
tumblr: eirenical

Notes on rating, kink and general likes/dislikes )

Specific Requests (in no particular order):

You are free to utilize any prompt I toss out there or none of them. If reading what I like about the characters/worlds sparks a fic idea in your head, feel free to ignore the prompts and run with it. ^_^

1. Dark Visions - L. J. Smith -- Gabriel Wolfe, Rob Kessler )

2. Island City (1994) -- Greg 23, Michael Mindy, Connie Sealle, Andy Sealle )

3. Jeremiah (TV) -- Markus Alexander, Jeremiah (Jeremiah), Erin (Jeremiah), Theo Coleridge )

4. Power Rangers Dino Thunder -- Conner McKnight, Derrick (Power Rangers), Eric McKnight )

*deep breath* And I think that's it. Like I said, if any of the details I provided don't work for you, feel free to toss them out the window and write what's most comfortable for you. If you are happy and excited about what you're writing, I'm sure I will love it. Passion comes across and I do not in any way want to dampen yours. ^_^ I certainly won't object if you want to accommodate me in my far-too-verbose additional requests, but as stated many times -- totally not a requirement. ^_^ Go with your gut. The fact that you're writing something for me is plenty enough to have me thrilled and excited and bouncing for joy. ^_^

Thank you, again, and HAPPY YULETIDE! :D
A grateful recipient

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