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The Hero In My Life (Chapter 23)

Words: 4034
Summary: Kerri's had it with being a victim. But she's not sure how to ask her parents for what she needs to stop being one.
Previous Chapters: Click the Hero In My Life tag.

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I'm Alive!

Sorry for the delays. I got caught up in writing an OUAT-Pete's Dragon Crossover that consumed about 6 months of my writing. Seriously. Bunny galomphed into my head and didn't leave me enough space to write anything else. It's done now. 29 chapters later.

Then I got caught up in Yuletide.

So now... finally getting back into my regular writing. A new chapter of Hero In My Life should be up soon.

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One of my ferals wants to move in. Hubby's opposed to it. I've told him that when the winter turns brutal, Soot is coming indoors. For once, he said 'maybe' and 'but he'll have to stay in the basement'. I'll take it. He's just such a loving little guy. I'm positive he had a family once. First: he's vocal. Not normal for ferals at all. Second: he loves being picked up and cuddled. At least, by me. If anyone else gets too close, he bolts. Third, when I've snuck him into the house when hubby's not home, he behaves himself. He might explore a bit, but he doesn't hide. I don't have to chase after him. I know he doesn't have a home now. He's been TNR'd and has the cropped ear to prove it. But I would love to know his backstory. If he ran off one day and got lost, that's one thing. But if he was abandoned... I am not normally a violent person. But if I knew for a fact that someone did that to this sweet little guy? I would SO make an exception.

I guess that's what's new and exciting with me. How about you guys?

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So... How hard is it to make fanvids?

It's occurred to me that certain Mary Chapin Carpenter songs seem to evoke bits of OUAT episodes and I would LOVE to learn how to do something with that. I don't know if I need any special software, if I can do it through YouTube, and especially, how to use just the visual from the video and sync it with the audio. I've got a lot of the music, both in my own files and on a YouTube playlist. As for the OUAT material, I watch it on Netflix; I don't own any DVDs. If I'm really lucky, the parts I'd want to use are already on YouTube in clips, if not episodes.

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No real excuses beyond just not feeling like posting. I've felt like writing fic. And listening to music. And playing Cinderella Story on Facebook. And watch a feral cat grow into a cuddle-muffin around me (I strongly suspect he had people at some point and ended up on the street afterwards. He's got one docked ear—sign of being trapped-neutered-and-released in the past, so I know he's not a housecat that gets to go outside. And let anyone else come into the yard and he'll bolt.)

But I'm on day 2 of antibiotics for cellulitus and Yuletide is coming. The neighbor just came to put up our sukkah today, and I'm dusting off the journal.

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Fic: Passamaquoddy Impromptu, Chapter 4

Fandoms: Once Upon A Time; Pete's Dragon (1977)
Characters: Emma Swan, Rumpelstiltskin|Mr. Gold, Pete, Elliot, OMC, OFC, Snow, Charming, Henry
Pairings: Gen
Rating: K+
Genre(s): HC, Drama, Angst, Adventure
Timeline: Season 3 AU. Diverges from canon during S3;E15 (Quiet Minds)
Warnings: Canonical character death
Word Count: 1756
Story Summary: Instead of leaving Gold in the Woods after Neal's death, Emma decides that the wisest course of action is to get him out of Storybrooke and away from Zelena's control.
Chapter Summary: A little bit of unexpected help goes a long way

Notes: All Pete's Dragon references are to the 1977 film, not the 2016 remake.

Disclaimer: Disney owns OUAT and Pete's Dragon.

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Fic: Passamaquoddy Impromptu, Chapter 3

Fandoms: Once Upon A Time; Pete's Dragon (1977)
Characters: Emma Swan, Rumpelstiltskin|Mr. Gold, Pete, Elliot, OMC, OFC
Pairings: Gen
Rating: K+
Genre(s): HC, Drama, Angst, Adventure
Timeline: Season 3 AU. Diverges from canon during S3;E15 (Quiet Minds)
Warnings: Canonical character death
Word Count: 1425
Story Summary: Instead of leaving Gold in the Woods after Neal's death, Emma decides that the wisest course of action is to get him out of Storybrooke and away from Zelena's control.
Chapter Summary: A little bit of unexpected help goes a long way

Notes: All Pete's Dragon references are to the 1977 film, not the 2016 remake.

Disclaimer: Disney owns OUAT and Pete's Dragon.

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Fic: Passamaquoddy Impromptu, Chapter 2

Fandoms: Once Upon A Time; Pete's Dragon (1977)
Characters: Emma Swan, Rumpelstiltskin|Mr. Gold, OMC, OFC
Pairings: Gen
Rating: K+
Genre(s): HC, Drama, Angst, Adventure
Timeline: Season 3 AU. Diverges from canon during S3;E15 (Quiet Minds)
Warnings: Canonical character death
Word Count: 1634
Story Summary: Instead of leaving Gold in the Woods after Neal's death, Emma decides that the wisest course of action is to get him out of Storybrooke and away from Zelena's control.
Chapter Summary: Sometimes what happens in Storybrooke doesn't stay in Storybrooke

Notes: All Pete's Dragon references are to the 1977 film, not the 2016 remake.

Disclaimer: Disney owns OUAT and Pete's Dragon.

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Fic: Passamaquoddy Impromptu, Chapter 1

Fandoms: Once Upon A Time; Pete's Dragon (1977)
Characters: Emma Swan, Rumpelstiltskin|Mr. Gold
Pairings: Gen
Rating: K+
Genre(s): HC, Drama, Angst, Adventure
Timeline: Season 3 AU. Diverges from canon during S3;E15 (Quiet Minds)
Warnings: Canonical character death
Word Count: 912
Story Summary: Instead of leaving Gold in the Woods after Neal's death, Emma decides that the wisest course of action is to get him out of Storybrooke and away from Zelena's control.

Notes: All Pete's Dragon references are to the 1977 film, not the 2016 remake.

Disclaimer: Disney owns OUAT and Pete's Dragon.

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What IS it with OUAT plot bunnies?

They gallumph into my head with no respect for the story ideas already there and they keep whispering at me and nudging me until I have to write them. Well this one is going to have to wait until I finish one of my four WIPs. I can take time off to do a oneshot, but if they're giving me a multipart divergence AU that crosses over with another Disney fandom? Yeah, that's going to need to wait.

At least, one of my multiparts should wrap up in a chapter or two.

And then?

OUAT/Pete's Dragon crossover in which Emma doesn't leave Gold in the woods after Neal's death will probably happen...

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Fic: Never Too Late to Mend (K+)

Fandom: Daredevil (TV)
Characters: Claire Temple, Karen Page, Matt Murdock
Pairings: Claire/Matt
Rating: K+
Genre(s): Drama, Friendship
Timeline: Takes place shortly after Season 2, episode 13. Spoilers primarily for season finale, but some reference to events taking place earlier.
Warnings: Medical trauma
Word Count: 5,596
Story Summary: Claire thought Matt was out of her life for good, until she got the frantic phone call.

Notes: Written for [personal profile] geckoholic for the http://marvelismarvel.dreamwidth.org/8434.html exchange.

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So... who? Check under the cut for my guess. Warning: Contains spoilers for E20: Firebird

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Fic: Blame Game Over (K+)

Fandom: Once Upon A Time
Characters: Rumpelstiltskin, Regina Mills, Belle
Pairings: Rumbelle
Rating: K+
Genre(s): Angst, Friendship
Timeline: Timeline: Written after “Ruby Slippers”. Spoilers primarily for Seasons 4 and 5. Speculation on where things will stand after the heroes’ return from the Underworld. Time will tell if they bear out.
Warnings: Spoilers for Season 5
Word Count: 5,183
Story Summary: Belle has awakened, but she is still keeping away from Rumple. Regina decides that it's time to have a talk. Spoilers primarily for S5, especially Ruby Slippers. Some reference canon events from earlier.
Notes:

A/N: Written after Ruby Slippers aired, but before the return from the underworld.
TW: Mentions of child abuse.

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The Hero in My Life Chapter 23

Words: 2950
Summary: Academics aren't the only stressor in high school
Previous Chapters: Click the Hero In My Life tag.

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Fic: Patterns (OUAT, K+, Gen)

Title: Patterns
Author: [personal profile] dragonbat2006
Fandom: Once Upon A Time
Characters: Emma Swan, Rumpelstiltskin, Henry Mills, Regina Mills, Robin Hood, Snow White, Prince Charming
Pairings: Primarily Gen. Background Snowing & Outlaw Queen
Rating: K+
Genre(s): Angst, Hurt/Comfort/Drama
Timeline: Set immediately after S5, E12: Souls of the Departed
Warnings: Spoilers for Season 5
Word Count: 5,915
Story Summary: Emma wonders whether the first Dark Curse was ever completely broken. Gold may be the key to finding out.
Notes:

A/N: I have not yet seen Episode 13. If this isn’t an AU yet, I have every confidence that it will be.
A/N: “Patterns” written by Richard Maltby, Jr. and David Shire. Recorded by Beth Fowler on the Baby Original Cast soundtrack album (Jay, 1983).

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Fic: A Good Lasting Impression

Title: A Good Lasting Impression
Author: [personal profile] dragonbat2006
Fandom: Daredevil (Comics)
Characters: Foggy Nelson, Karen Page, Kirsten McDuffie
Pairings: None
Rating: K+
Genre(s): General, Drama, Friendship, Weird Sandwiches
Spoilers: Passing references to Vol. 1 #56
Warnings: None
Word Count: 3517
Story Summary: With Matt AWOL and Foggy rushing to the courthouse, it's up to office manager Karen Page to show the new summer intern the ropes. But Kirsten McDuffie has a few ideas of her own on that score!
Written for: Elizabeth Culmer(edenfalling) for Yuletide 2015

Notes:

This fic takes place before Matt fakes his death in DD Vol. 1, No. 54 (and before Karen learns that Matt and DD are one and the same).

In Daredevil Season 1 (the hardcover GN, not the Netflix show), Karen's position was upgraded from secretary to office manager. I'm going with that.

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Fic: Before the Awakening

Title: Before the Awakening
Author: [personal profile] dragonbat2006
Fandom: The Dark is Rising
Characters: Will Stanton, Bran Davies, Jane Drew, Original Characters
Pairings: Bran Davies/Jane Drew
Rating: K+
Genre(s): General, Drama, Friendship, Future Fic
Spoilers: All five books
Warnings: Minor character death
Word Count: 4690
Story Summary: A chance announcement in a Welsh Daily tells Will that a new danger is imminent. Reconnecting with friends he hasn't seen in decades is the first step toward engaging it.
Written for: Aishuu for Yuletide 2015

Notes:

Thanks to Xenith and Kathy for the beta!

A/N: The Bucks County Museum in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire is quite real, though according to their website, there is no Keeper of Medieval Collections. I’ve taken the liberty of inventing that post for Will, so as not to ‘depose’ the real-life existing Keeper of Archeology Collections. And while, according to Wikipedia, in the UK, the terms ‘curator’ and ‘keeper’ may be used interchangeably in a museum setting, Bucks does use the ‘keeper’ designation.

Timeline: I’m using the publication year of Over Sea, Under Stone as “Ground Zero”. The Grail is found in 1965; Will celebrates his eleventh birthday that December—making him 60 for most of 2015; Will and the Drews meet in Trewissick during the Easter holidays of 1966; Will meets Bran in Wales that fall; and the final battle between the Light and the Dark takes place in the summer of 1967. I’ll admit that making it plausible for Bran and Jane to have a grandson who was the ‘seventh son of a seventh son’ was a factor in going with the earlier dating.


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Anticipation... anticipay-ay-tion...

There is a Yuletide gift sitting in my inbox, waiting for the archive to open (hopefully, in less than an hour). I see it there. Mocking me. Telling me "I was written for you, but you can't open me, yet."

Wow. Okay, I think I can relate now to what my Christian friends go through seeing packages with their names on them under the tree... to be opened in the morning.

Meanwhile, I wait. And wonder if my recipients* are also waiting. And anticipating.

Hoping they like what I sent!










*I did a pinch-hit, as well as my initial assignment.

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It's been a long time since I've had the kind of writer's block where you sit and stare at a blank page with literally no clue what comes next and no way to get the next words typed. I've had 'I need to get from A to B and I'm not sure what to use for a bridge'. I've had 'the next thing I need to write is something I suck at... and even though I've got a beta who can help me revise, the fact that everything I write next will almost have to be revised is killing my desire to write at the moment'. But...

Ok. A long time ago, I realized that when I was in college, majoring in English Lit, I was regularly writing 10–25-page papers. If they weren't handed in on time without a valid excuse or an extension granted prior, you got docked a half-grade for each day late. (A would become A-; A-, B+, etc.)

And not once did I ever hear of a classmate asking for an extension or not handing in a paper because "I just wasn't inspired." "My muse died". "I had writer's block." Somehow, some way, if you knew that there would be consequences for not writing... writing happened. It might not have been good, but it was there.

And I decided that maybe I could be my own slave-driver, instead of having a teacher and a transcript hanging over me. That was about four years ago. Now, I have taken an occasional night off. When I go out of town to visit my parents, I take a two-week vacation. Mostly because I don't own a laptop or a tablet and any writing I do at my parents' house, would be on their desktop. And then, I would have to email myself that writing, or upload to Googledocs or something... and delete it from my parents' computers and... I'd probably in such a rush to head home that I'd forget. But when I sit down to write a scene, I write it. I don't wait for inspiration. I write something... anything and I get it done.

I took on a Yuletide pinch-hit with less than a week to go. I had a premise, but no plot. So I wrote about 5 pages before I figured out where I was going with it... but I did figure it out. And then, three pages later, it was done. I uploaded it tonight. Yes, it still needs a beta, but there's time for it.

Having a deadline helped. But having my 'writing muscles' in shape from four years of regular exercise helped a lot more.

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Dear Fictives

This is a Yuletide pinch-hit fic-to-spec. Please to be staying on-prompt and not to be steering the fic in the direction you want to be going. That means You, Ms Stubborn!

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Whew!

Yuletide fic just went to the betas! 4,500 words, a goodly amount of research, and a lot of fun!

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Yuletide Fic is progressing.

I'm at 1040 words, which means that from here on in, I can just focus on telling the story without worrying about not making the minimum length. Helps that I'm doing a book canon and trying to imitate the author's style. I don't mean that I'm deliberately copying it, so much as falling naturally into it as I refamiliarize myself with the text. This author tends to write a prose that flows very well, but tends toward more formal language for third-person narration. (Dialogue is a mix of formal and informal, depending on the character speaking.) And 'more formal' doesn't quite mean "wordy", but it does mean "a bit wordier".

Hoping to have this finished in a few days time.

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