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Mar. 10th, 2015

Hetallia

[fic] Never Rise Again

Series: The Walking Dead
Title: Never Rise Again
Pairing: Carl/Sophia
Genre: Gen
Rating: T
Warnings: AU, written before I saw the end of Second Season. Mentions of death, and characters under 18 carrying weapons. (And everything else you'd kinda expect from The Walking Dead)

Based on a kinke meme prompt:

I just want some snippets of Carl and Sophia being children of the zombie apocalypse, and the things they grow up taking for granted that surprise Rick and Lori and Carol and the others.

Anything from them calmly teaching some five year olds how to operate guns, to Carl's life philosophy that 'everything is food for something else', to Sophia being completely not-intimidated and rolling her eyes while the grown-ups freak out, because she's survived in forest full of zombies for a week and this is nothing. Or, maybe they prefer squirrel meat to thanksgiving turkey. Or play humans vs. zombies with the other kids. IDK. Whatever you might like, anon!

May you never rise again.Collapse )
Hetallia

[fic] Hot as a Smoking Gun (3/3)

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Salute

Moving Ever Onward

I've had Pneumonia. I'm tired all the time, and I've been pretty much bedridden for two weeks. Clearly I've had no paycheck in that time.

On the bright side, I've gotten some writing done. And I've discovered new series and movies to adore.

The Tomorrow People (2013 version)
It's a decent show. I mean, they get way too caught up in the love triangle between the three main characters - which actually really drug it down. Plenty of potential, though, and some really great episodes and surprisingly decent acting. My fav character was Jedikiah, not surprising given my unending fondness for anti-heroes and characters who live in the shades of grey instead of black and white. I liked that he - almost - had a redemption arc toward the end of the series, showing that not all his actions were for selfish reasons. Not fond of them setting him up for the villain again in the Season Two that never happened. Kinda felt like a cop out, personally. Geez, we got rid of the main villain. Oh, well, Jedikiah can just go back to being that. Truly, not working for me, and if I ever write a fic it will probably be an AU where Jedikiah doesn't drink the insto-villain kool-aid.

The Four
Yes, in some way it's nothing but a Wuxia version of a superhero film set in an ancient dynasty. But... it's a Wuxia version of a superhero film set in an ancient dynasty! We've got a psychic girl in a wheel chair, a kid raised by wolves, a bounty hunter with a heart of gold, a stoic no-nonsense warrior, and a mysterious super powerful old dude with close ties to the emperor who brings them together. What is not to love?

Tin Man
Grew up on The Wizard of Oz. As modern takes go, gotta admit I did not plan on loving this mini-series. But, yah, it's pretty darn awesome. DG is probably one of the best female leads I've seen in forever. She is snarky and brave without being stupid, and vulnerable without being whiny. And - spoiler alert! - I get my happy ending. We all know Salmon loves a happy ending.

Hansel & Gretel: Witchunters
I can sum up this film in one word: Fun. If there's one thing some of the best fantasy films out there do, it's manage to not take themselves so seriously while taking themselves seriously. (Willow did it best, with Krull a close second). This film does just that. It rolls it's eyes at itself, but tells the story straight. It's hard not to laugh and cheer right where the film expects you to. There's a hint of steampunk to it's fantasy, which kinda adds to the awesome factor, but mostly it's an epic fantasy tale told right. Definitely need a few of those.

Roswell
I'd forgotten how much I loved this old cheeseball of a teenage sci-fi drama. It actually had a lot of good episodes. (Okay, it also had some really bad ones, I'll admit.) I'm the odd girl out in the fandom, as apparently most prefer season one to season two, and I was more into season two. Season three was up and down, but I thought all and all it ended well.

Aug. 17th, 2014

Hetallia

Screw You, Too, Life

So, I just found out my bosses aren't hiring from outside, but are transferring a girl from a different department up front to take over the position I want. A girl who has never run the front counter in her life. On top of that, not a one of her training shifts are with me, they're all with the other girl in my position, and every single shift I have starting next week is night shift because they gave her every weekday Day shift. Plus, I'm going to have to start working every Sunday again due to this change. As I don't have a car and buses don't run on Sundays, this essentially sucks.

The icing on the cake is the other position coming open that would be full time was given to a brand new transfer who the bosses assure us has "been with the company for years." Yah, so have I. I've worked with this girl the last two weeks since she came. There hasn't been a day she hasn't screwed up. I closed with her last night. She had the second easiest recovery area of the store, was called less to register than anyone but the girl with the hardest recovery area in the store, and at 20 to close, her area was a complete disaster.

My thoughts on my situation come to this: The area I currently live has the most breathtaking scenery of any place I've lived yet, and the highest number of lazy, dumb shits in the same. I am so sick of cleaning up after them, and then being told I'm not doing my job well enough.

Screw you, too, Life.

Aug. 6th, 2014

Hetallia

[fic] Too Much of Mary

Series: Supernatural
Title: Too Much of Mary
Genre: Angst
Rating: T
Warnings: Some major spoilers for the series. John tries but is still a fail father. headcanon
Summary: John's introspection on his eldest.

John saw too much of Mary in Dean, and sometimes it was painful. Collapse )
Hetallia

[fic] Hot as a Smoking Gun (2/3)

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Hetallia

Work in Progress

Despite my promise to not start any new fics until I'd finished my old ones, I did write a one shot or two. (Sorry! I was inspired...) But I am still working on my old works, too. I've got two scenes done for the next part of The Price for Loving You, but I'm stuck on the main scene of the chapter. It's one of the most important scenes of the fic - Tatsuha making his stance with Nagi clear and moving on. I've started the scene four times, and I just haven't been happy with any of them. *cries*

Have faith in me, I'm still plodding away. Fics will be finished.

Work still sucks, in fact I was just flat out told I wouldn't get the promotion I was hoping for, and they are planning on hiring someone from the outside. Not to mention I found out through the grapevine that the other person in my position, while not getting the promotion either, was sent to training for a higher position (Training I've told them before I wanted). She's probably ten years younger than I am, has no intention of staying with the company, and hasn't done any of the extra work I have for them. It really pisses me off. I like her and all, but WTF? I've worked my ass off the last two months vying for this position. I've done all sorts of paperwork, created things on my own time on my own computer for them. Upkept an info board, ect. But I'm not "good enough" for the promotion or training, and she is? She's done jack. She doesn't even put notes in the log about what's happening. Half the time if we're there together, she won't make decisions but will turn to me for them. It's total BS, and I'm really still reeling from it.

Thank goodness for my writing, it really helps keep me together.

Apr. 3rd, 2014

Hetallia

Work, Fanfics, and Distractions

Yes, I'm still working hard to finish my fics this year. (Though I'm sure it doesn't seem like it right about now.) It's been hard to concentrate on fics, though, due to work related stress. Came close to a demotion because I wasn't being enough of a pep-rally for management. Gawd, I hate front of house. So now I must force myself to deliver motivational speeches pretty much every hour, and all it really is to me - and I'm sure most of the crew - is really fucking annoying. But I want my job, so annoying I shall be.

I've also gone and been distracted by TV series. After avoiding both series for years, I have become hooked on The Walking Dead and Supernatural. Once someone posts the season finale for TWD, I'll be caught up with that. Just made it to Season 3 of Supernatural, but at this rate I'll probably be caught up by the end of the month. LOL Y'know, it's kinda crazy because the reason I like these two shows is the exact opposite.

I like TWD because it catches you off guard, and has the most amazing continuity of any tv show I've watched since Babylon 5. They will pull something up episodes to seasons later. (Spoiler alert! One of the character's deaths in Season 3 involves a pre-scene with a play on one of the first lines said between her and the main character in Season 1. It really killed me.) Character development in the show is nothing short of amazing as well. Nobody is cut and dry and that is what makes it really gorgeous. Painful, occasionally extremely gross, tragic, but really, really gorgeous. (Just be warned going in that, yah, everybody dies. Literally, the writers are known for saying no one is safe. Though a handful have survived all season, including the main main guy. I really, really wouldn't mind if that changed, though, cuz frankly, he's the character I can't stand - especially in later seasons. Freaking hypocrite...)

Anyhow, Supernatural I love cuz, well, it's really predictable. Things tend to play out exactly how you imagine with very few twists. But, the thing is, you can't stop watching anyway, because even if you know what's going to happen, you want to see it happen - because it's just that well written. The characters - including the mini character-of-the weeks - tend to draw you in. Continuity bothers me, though, because it seems as the episodes and seasons progresses the writers forgot what they had written down, and things changed. I'm a bit of a stickler for the details, especially if it involves character histories. So if someone says xyz happened when they were younger, then it bothers me if five episodes later they say YZX happened instead. Character development, at least at the moment, is a bit sketchy. We seem to waver back and forth, with the characters seeming to overcome an issue in an episode, only to seem to have the same issue two episodes later. Almost makes me feel like I might potentially be watching it out of sequence. Despite the continuity issue,though, I really am enjoying it.

Feb. 19th, 2014

Hetallia

[fic] Hot as a Smoking Gun (1/3)

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Feb. 14th, 2014

Lovemode

[fic] Skewed Fairytale (3/3)

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