xof1013: (Declan/Ash - Xof Icon - SonnyGrl)
( Aug. 15th, 2007 11:03 pm)
I've had a couple nice folks send me pretties to tease my ever-irritatingly-slow muse along - (points to icon - thank you muchly to [livejournal.com profile] sonnygrl11 - I quite love it!) - and I'm looking forward to sharing them with you as the sequel gets closer to done.

Wallpapers and icons - Yea!

(If anyone is still interested, I'd be very excited to see more - *hint* *hint* - hugs!)

As to where the story stands, I've been asked when it'll be posted - uhmmm...

Before X-Mas would be nice...lol.

(Seriously, I have no idea - and I would hope *before* then, but I can't promise anything.)

If it's a consolation, I am making progress - turtle pace, but still - :)

Latest count:

Font 10 = 135 pages
Font 12 = 183 pages

(THUD)

Soooo, big smile - cause believe me, this small thing is about the only bright point of my week. (Well, aside from the prettiness that is Gackt - :)...sigh.) I, like so many it seems online these days, have been having a rough go. Mother sick, me down - and let's not even talk about the other stuff that real life shovels your way.

Oh well - I'm sticking with the good fic news and hoping for better on rest.

Hugs

xof
xof1013: (Declan/Ash - Xof Icon - SonnyGrl)
( Aug. 15th, 2007 11:03 pm)
I've had a couple nice folks send me pretties to tease my ever-irritatingly-slow muse along - (points to icon - thank you muchly to [livejournal.com profile] sonnygrl11 - I quite love it!) - and I'm looking forward to sharing them with you as the sequel gets closer to done.

Wallpapers and icons - Yea!

(If anyone is still interested, I'd be very excited to see more - *hint* *hint* - hugs!)

As to where the story stands, I've been asked when it'll be posted - uhmmm...

Before X-Mas would be nice...lol.

(Seriously, I have no idea - and I would hope *before* then, but I can't promise anything.)

If it's a consolation, I am making progress - turtle pace, but still - :)

Latest count:

Font 10 = 135 pages
Font 12 = 183 pages

(THUD)

Soooo, big smile - cause believe me, this small thing is about the only bright point of my week. (Well, aside from the prettiness that is Gackt - :)...sigh.) I, like so many it seems online these days, have been having a rough go. Mother sick, me down - and let's not even talk about the other stuff that real life shovels your way.

Oh well - I'm sticking with the good fic news and hoping for better on rest.

Hugs

xof
I *suck* at photo manipulation. I truly do not have the patience tonight. And so my attempt at making Dec/Ash fanart, well... Sigh. This is as good as it got.

Small size -

Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket

Large one under the cut - Read more... )

Pout.... Damn it.

Considering my very bad no good rotten day, just grrrrr.

Hugs

xof

PS - Just tell me to shut up and go write. I need to be...

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I *suck* at photo manipulation. I truly do not have the patience tonight. And so my attempt at making Dec/Ash fanart, well... Sigh. This is as good as it got.

Small size -

Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket

Large one under the cut - Read more... )

Pout.... Damn it.

Considering my very bad no good rotten day, just grrrrr.

Hugs

xof

PS - Just tell me to shut up and go write. I need to be...

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Or rather - instead of news, a request!!! I need help...

During the middle of posting the story "Encompassed" - I was gifted with an AMAZING work of fanart from the lovely!!! [livejournal.com profile] piper47 which you can see HERE.

It was an fantastic feeling to receive it - I can assure. I then got her help on doing two "covers" for the soundtracks I did for the characters Declan Rai and Ashton Forster. Featured under the cut - Read more... ).

So - considering I am sooooo far into the sequel - at least 4/5's done, if not more! - I was hoping that some of the folks who enjoyed the first story, and are looking forward to the second would lend me a hand.

I'm seeking "fanart" - picture manipulations, wallpapers and/or icons that are from or are inspired by the "Encompassed" Universe. Meaning anything Brian/Michael or Declan/Ash - or a combination of all four! I figured it would be a fun thing to help my muse, and maybe to share with folks while this story is getting finished and edited. You choose the themes, and you can go as wild and fantastical as you like - tame or risque!

((BTW - my mother tells me that my fic shouldn't be called a "story" - the length now qualifies it as a "novella" - yea me!))

Anywho - is anyone interesting in giving this a go? You have SOOO many pretty men to work with! There are a ton of photos of Brian and Michael (or alternately Gale and Hal) on the web to work with.

As for Declan/Ashton - no worries! Remember they are based on the physical appearances of Aidan Gillen and Craig Kelly - so all you'd need to do is go to the Aidan Gillen/Craig Kelly Photo Archive - HERE. There are now over 3,000 photos (THUD) there of those two men in all their glory - so it's an artist's playground!

I hope that this appeals to your interests - and I think it would be wonderful for the readers too! Anything that helps with the visuals...lol.

Seriously - if anyone gives this a go - manyyyyyyy thanks in advance!!!

Hugs

xof

(PS - if no one is, I'll be hiding in the dark corner across the room...lol.)

ETA - scratch the "novella" - darlins. This thing is over 79,000 words - what's that mean? It's a "novel" - *faints*....
Or rather - instead of news, a request!!! I need help...

During the middle of posting the story "Encompassed" - I was gifted with an AMAZING work of fanart from the lovely!!! [livejournal.com profile] piper47 which you can see HERE.

It was an fantastic feeling to receive it - I can assure. I then got her help on doing two "covers" for the soundtracks I did for the characters Declan Rai and Ashton Forster. Featured under the cut - Read more... ).

So - considering I am sooooo far into the sequel - at least 4/5's done, if not more! - I was hoping that some of the folks who enjoyed the first story, and are looking forward to the second would lend me a hand.

I'm seeking "fanart" - picture manipulations, wallpapers and/or icons that are from or are inspired by the "Encompassed" Universe. Meaning anything Brian/Michael or Declan/Ash - or a combination of all four! I figured it would be a fun thing to help my muse, and maybe to share with folks while this story is getting finished and edited. You choose the themes, and you can go as wild and fantastical as you like - tame or risque!

((BTW - my mother tells me that my fic shouldn't be called a "story" - the length now qualifies it as a "novella" - yea me!))

Anywho - is anyone interesting in giving this a go? You have SOOO many pretty men to work with! There are a ton of photos of Brian and Michael (or alternately Gale and Hal) on the web to work with.

As for Declan/Ashton - no worries! Remember they are based on the physical appearances of Aidan Gillen and Craig Kelly - so all you'd need to do is go to the Aidan Gillen/Craig Kelly Photo Archive - HERE. There are now over 3,000 photos (THUD) there of those two men in all their glory - so it's an artist's playground!

I hope that this appeals to your interests - and I think it would be wonderful for the readers too! Anything that helps with the visuals...lol.

Seriously - if anyone gives this a go - manyyyyyyy thanks in advance!!!

Hugs

xof

(PS - if no one is, I'll be hiding in the dark corner across the room...lol.)

ETA - scratch the "novella" - darlins. This thing is over 79,000 words - what's that mean? It's a "novel" - *faints*....
For those few who are keeping track...lol.

Here's how the "Encompassed" sequel now stands in the game of page & font:

Font 10 - 122 pages.

Font 12 - 167 pages.

(May I say - DAMN!!!)

So yes, I'm still at it. And yes, it's nearing the end.

Gradual baby steps near, but getting there. :)

Just thought those who enjoyed the first story - including you Brian/Michael and Declan/Ashton fans out there, would like to know.

Hugs

xof

PS - So why am I mentioning this? Because "Encompassed" was 122 pages at Font 10, darlins' - which means that the sequel is OFFICIALLY GOING TO BE LONGER THAN THE ORIGINAL!!! Go me...

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For those few who are keeping track...lol.

Here's how the "Encompassed" sequel now stands in the game of page & font:

Font 10 - 122 pages.

Font 12 - 167 pages.

(May I say - DAMN!!!)

So yes, I'm still at it. And yes, it's nearing the end.

Gradual baby steps near, but getting there. :)

Just thought those who enjoyed the first story - including you Brian/Michael and Declan/Ashton fans out there, would like to know.

Hugs

xof

PS - So why am I mentioning this? Because "Encompassed" was 122 pages at Font 10, darlins' - which means that the sequel is OFFICIALLY GOING TO BE LONGER THAN THE ORIGINAL!!! Go me...

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Have you ever had an experience where it seemed like your own fic was haunting you? lol...

Really!

So I'm working on the sequel to "Encompassed" - which features Brian/Michael from US QAF, but also has two original characters that I created named Declan Rai and Ashton Forster.

First odd thing a few weeks ago - I'm randomly surfing around, because my muse isn't working - grrr - and I come across a song called "Ash" - so I think oh that's cool, I'll give it a listen. Moron that I am, I didn't realize that it was by Gackt. I luv me some G...lol. So that was a coincidence.

But lately - my muse is getting better and better - and while I'm still going slowly compared to a lot of other fic writers, I'm still getting a bunch done. (Can you say page 98?)

And as I get further and further into this fic, I have Declan using his special nickname for Ashton more and more. He usually does it during emotional moments, or when they are their most connected. So the nickname's floating around in my brain.

What's the point? Wellll.... Another thing I luv is Laurell K Hamilton's Anita Blake Series. So I'm stealing time from my own fic to read her latest book - "The Harlequin" - and what do I find? Something that had me going "whoaaaaaaa."

Page 303 (btw - the number 3 has ALWAYS been my number *cue Twilight Zone music*) - one of LKH's characters - the vampire Requiem - quotes a poem I have never read.

"Darkling, I listen; and, for many a time I have been half in love with easeful Death, Call'd him soft names in many a mused rhyme." (Ode to a Nightingale)

Awww!!! Darkling.... That's the nickname. (And yes, that seriously means I'm behind on my Keats, but oh well. I can quote Shakespeare until the cows come home, so there!)

Margo actually laughed at me when I mentioned it. She'd finished the book in one day, and I was on day three of reading - but she'd noticed the reference and had held her tongue for two days before I read it...lol. Person!

So yes - I'm being haunted in little ways, via my other hobbies and interests, to return to my own fic. :) ha... And how is YOUR day going?

Hugs

xof

(Who's going to ignore that TWO of the leads in yesterday's Doctor Who episode "Blink" were called "Nightingale" and that the BOOKshop was called "Sparrow and Nightingale" - awwwwww...lol.)

ETA - This entry may win the award for having the most, and most varied, lj tags in my whole lj history...snicker.
Have you ever had an experience where it seemed like your own fic was haunting you? lol...

Really!

So I'm working on the sequel to "Encompassed" - which features Brian/Michael from US QAF, but also has two original characters that I created named Declan Rai and Ashton Forster.

First odd thing a few weeks ago - I'm randomly surfing around, because my muse isn't working - grrr - and I come across a song called "Ash" - so I think oh that's cool, I'll give it a listen. Moron that I am, I didn't realize that it was by Gackt. I luv me some G...lol. So that was a coincidence.

But lately - my muse is getting better and better - and while I'm still going slowly compared to a lot of other fic writers, I'm still getting a bunch done. (Can you say page 98?)

And as I get further and further into this fic, I have Declan using his special nickname for Ashton more and more. He usually does it during emotional moments, or when they are their most connected. So the nickname's floating around in my brain.

What's the point? Wellll.... Another thing I luv is Laurell K Hamilton's Anita Blake Series. So I'm stealing time from my own fic to read her latest book - "The Harlequin" - and what do I find? Something that had me going "whoaaaaaaa."

Page 303 (btw - the number 3 has ALWAYS been my number *cue Twilight Zone music*) - one of LKH's characters - the vampire Requiem - quotes a poem I have never read.

"Darkling, I listen; and, for many a time I have been half in love with easeful Death, Call'd him soft names in many a mused rhyme." (Ode to a Nightingale)

Awww!!! Darkling.... That's the nickname. (And yes, that seriously means I'm behind on my Keats, but oh well. I can quote Shakespeare until the cows come home, so there!)

Margo actually laughed at me when I mentioned it. She'd finished the book in one day, and I was on day three of reading - but she'd noticed the reference and had held her tongue for two days before I read it...lol. Person!

So yes - I'm being haunted in little ways, via my other hobbies and interests, to return to my own fic. :) ha... And how is YOUR day going?

Hugs

xof

(Who's going to ignore that TWO of the leads in yesterday's Doctor Who episode "Blink" were called "Nightingale" and that the BOOKshop was called "Sparrow and Nightingale" - awwwwww...lol.)

ETA - This entry may win the award for having the most, and most varied, lj tags in my whole lj history...snicker.
xof1013: (Brian Michael - BW - Smoking Credits - M)
( May. 29th, 2007 11:17 pm)
Well, because everyone seems to yet again have fallen off the face of the earth.... at least lj-wise, I figured I'd post this to amuse myself.

Hit page 90 on the "Encompassed" sequel tonight. That's at font 10.

At font 12? (Yes, this is my dumb game - I write using font 10, so doing a peak at font 12 really makes me smile...lol.)

Page 123 at font 12.

How f'ing fantastic is that? (And daunting... I don't even want to know a) how long I've been writing on this thing - probably a year, which makes me about as fast as a snail - and b) how long the fic will end up being...lol.)

But at least that means I'm getting somewhere on it, yes? So it will one day be posted. :)

Hugs

xof
xof1013: (Brian Michael - BW - Smoking Credits - M)
( May. 29th, 2007 11:17 pm)
Well, because everyone seems to yet again have fallen off the face of the earth.... at least lj-wise, I figured I'd post this to amuse myself.

Hit page 90 on the "Encompassed" sequel tonight. That's at font 10.

At font 12? (Yes, this is my dumb game - I write using font 10, so doing a peak at font 12 really makes me smile...lol.)

Page 123 at font 12.

How f'ing fantastic is that? (And daunting... I don't even want to know a) how long I've been writing on this thing - probably a year, which makes me about as fast as a snail - and b) how long the fic will end up being...lol.)

But at least that means I'm getting somewhere on it, yes? So it will one day be posted. :)

Hugs

xof
xof1013: (Aidan's Eye)
( Apr. 17th, 2006 10:25 pm)
I and my muse have filed for legal seperation. The divorce may be eminent.

Funny how much of a joke this actually isn't.

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xof1013: (Aidan's Eye)
( Apr. 17th, 2006 10:25 pm)
I and my muse have filed for legal seperation. The divorce may be eminent.

Funny how much of a joke this actually isn't.

x
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I want to write.

No, I'm not kidding. I have wanted to for weeks, to the point of feeling it rising up inside myself on a daily basis. I've got two stories I fucking 'need' to do. I know what happens (for the most part) in both. Two totally different fandoms. My ideas sounding in my head. My outlines staring me in the face.

And nothing.

It just doesn't damn well happen. And I'm seriously getting frustrated.

I can't focus. I am easily distracted. I am in the middle of a craving to do and a feeling of god but that seems like soooo much work. I do want it, I don't. But really, I do.

And I end up sitting here. Feeling bad to worse. With nothing done on either.

The more I don't do, the more I start thinking it won't ever... And the less I end up saying, talking. I don't write, and I get so damn quiet. On all fronts. But then it feels like others online are doing the same thing. Silence, or just the barest of hellos.

Sigh, could I sound more morose?

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I want to write.

No, I'm not kidding. I have wanted to for weeks, to the point of feeling it rising up inside myself on a daily basis. I've got two stories I fucking 'need' to do. I know what happens (for the most part) in both. Two totally different fandoms. My ideas sounding in my head. My outlines staring me in the face.

And nothing.

It just doesn't damn well happen. And I'm seriously getting frustrated.

I can't focus. I am easily distracted. I am in the middle of a craving to do and a feeling of god but that seems like soooo much work. I do want it, I don't. But really, I do.

And I end up sitting here. Feeling bad to worse. With nothing done on either.

The more I don't do, the more I start thinking it won't ever... And the less I end up saying, talking. I don't write, and I get so damn quiet. On all fronts. But then it feels like others online are doing the same thing. Silence, or just the barest of hellos.

Sigh, could I sound more morose?

x
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xof1013: (Default)
( Jan. 26th, 2004 06:55 pm)
So I decided to withdraw from the S/V fic challenge. I'm just not in a good muse mood right now. Esp. since I'm dead determined to finish this Eroica fic that's been going on and on and onnnnnn... for months now. To pull away from it to write a little fic for yet another fandom is going to be detrimental to me finishing the one story I REALLLLLY want to finish. (((I've already done that three times lately - for two S/V pwp fics. And once for a Brian/Michael RR.)))

Course, I feel reallllly bad that I even tipped my hat into the ring of the challenge - only to withdraw. But Doyle's reassured me that it's not too late to get someone else to do the story I was assigned. I hope very much that the idea does come into being - it deserves to be done well.

And me? Well, when I can manage to write - I do. But I gotta tell you - Klaus has been hiding in Dorian's room for a couple days now - staring at all the goodies...lol, and has YET to pounce. Sighhhhh.... I want just one dang spurt of writing writing writing so I can get to - *gasp* - editing.

hugs

xof
xof1013: (Default)
( Jan. 26th, 2004 06:55 pm)
So I decided to withdraw from the S/V fic challenge. I'm just not in a good muse mood right now. Esp. since I'm dead determined to finish this Eroica fic that's been going on and on and onnnnnn... for months now. To pull away from it to write a little fic for yet another fandom is going to be detrimental to me finishing the one story I REALLLLLY want to finish. (((I've already done that three times lately - for two S/V pwp fics. And once for a Brian/Michael RR.)))

Course, I feel reallllly bad that I even tipped my hat into the ring of the challenge - only to withdraw. But Doyle's reassured me that it's not too late to get someone else to do the story I was assigned. I hope very much that the idea does come into being - it deserves to be done well.

And me? Well, when I can manage to write - I do. But I gotta tell you - Klaus has been hiding in Dorian's room for a couple days now - staring at all the goodies...lol, and has YET to pounce. Sighhhhh.... I want just one dang spurt of writing writing writing so I can get to - *gasp* - editing.

hugs

xof
Ok - so I'm reallllllllly wanting to write.

It feels like it's been forever, which isn't necessarily true. I mean, I just did a PWP for S/V - "Sated" - which was a just-get-the-DAMN-sex-out, WOMAN! - kinda exercise...lol. And a gift to Alexis and Margo, slash sluts that they are...haha.

And I did a little Brian/Michael for the beginning of a RR that's still in the works - which sounded hottttt, but really - I'm only starting it, so it's not like I took the fic full circle like I'm used to...

I've been working on a fic in the Eroica fandom. And it's gonna be a good one, if I EVER get the thing finished...sigh. It's taken me forever because it's a new fandom, new characters for me. And complex inter-relationships can be a bitch! lol... I started it for a zine that will be published in like March, '04. But the deadline was pushed up and I couldn't get it done, so now - it's a matter of doing it for myself and a couple lists that I'll post it too eventually. I've been getting LOADS of help from a fellow Eroica fan - and resident German expert...hehe ((Hi, Nic!!!)) And I'm over halfway done... But it's literally been months, off and on. So, I'm thinking that I'm gonna revamp the direction I'm taking. Shorten the intent of what's happening between my two boys now that they've had their big important confrontation... Instead of letting Klaus stew for days, weeks - I'm thinking he needs to go with the momentum and track down Dorian that same night. Keep the fire of anger turned passion - hottttt. People do the wildest things when they are angry...lol.

So there's that fic - which I luv and find sooooooooo frustrating that it's NOT DONE!!! Awwww....

But a little birdy has it that I've got a possible "Dream/Drifting" fic in my head... Which I want to do before Season 4 of QAF starts. I set the last couple of fics from that series at the very end of Season 2 - and as you've seen, Season 3 didn't realllly help with an xof missing scene fic in the Dream Series...lol. Too much focus on other relationships for our boys... However, there is one that just popped into my head recently... One that would be nice to get out of my brain. So we'll see...lol.

Off to take a look at the Eroica fic... Restructing my own outline.

hugs

x
Ok - so I'm reallllllllly wanting to write.

It feels like it's been forever, which isn't necessarily true. I mean, I just did a PWP for S/V - "Sated" - which was a just-get-the-DAMN-sex-out, WOMAN! - kinda exercise...lol. And a gift to Alexis and Margo, slash sluts that they are...haha.

And I did a little Brian/Michael for the beginning of a RR that's still in the works - which sounded hottttt, but really - I'm only starting it, so it's not like I took the fic full circle like I'm used to...

I've been working on a fic in the Eroica fandom. And it's gonna be a good one, if I EVER get the thing finished...sigh. It's taken me forever because it's a new fandom, new characters for me. And complex inter-relationships can be a bitch! lol... I started it for a zine that will be published in like March, '04. But the deadline was pushed up and I couldn't get it done, so now - it's a matter of doing it for myself and a couple lists that I'll post it too eventually. I've been getting LOADS of help from a fellow Eroica fan - and resident German expert...hehe ((Hi, Nic!!!)) And I'm over halfway done... But it's literally been months, off and on. So, I'm thinking that I'm gonna revamp the direction I'm taking. Shorten the intent of what's happening between my two boys now that they've had their big important confrontation... Instead of letting Klaus stew for days, weeks - I'm thinking he needs to go with the momentum and track down Dorian that same night. Keep the fire of anger turned passion - hottttt. People do the wildest things when they are angry...lol.

So there's that fic - which I luv and find sooooooooo frustrating that it's NOT DONE!!! Awwww....

But a little birdy has it that I've got a possible "Dream/Drifting" fic in my head... Which I want to do before Season 4 of QAF starts. I set the last couple of fics from that series at the very end of Season 2 - and as you've seen, Season 3 didn't realllly help with an xof missing scene fic in the Dream Series...lol. Too much focus on other relationships for our boys... However, there is one that just popped into my head recently... One that would be nice to get out of my brain. So we'll see...lol.

Off to take a look at the Eroica fic... Restructing my own outline.

hugs

x
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