polychrome_pen: (Drake of Jewel Riders)
Your ficlet request, my dear! :)  I hope you enjoy it, and hope that you had a spectacular birthday!

Unfortunatley it turned into dark!Jewel Riders fic...XD )
polychrome_pen: (Brandon and Sky Phantoblades)
So, ever since watching the Star Wars prequels a few months ago, I've been tinkering with this little fic, which I originally thought might be a few hundred - at most a thousand - words. Well, 4,000+ words later, it's finally finished. XD

This all comes from wondering what happened to Padme's handmaidens and staff after the end of Revenge of the Sith. I always particularly liked Dorme, who was played by Rose Byrne (who I just found out also played Moira Mactaggart in X-Men: First Class!) in Attack of the Clones.

Bright Center, Farthest From )
polychrome_pen: (EAH Hunter & Daring)
Uuuuugh I totally gave in to my Oz fic rabbits. Most of this was on a little bluetooth keyboard I used with my tablet during vacation, so apologies in advance for any weird spelling or nonsensical bits I didn't catch.

Follow the yellow brick road! )
polychrome_pen: (Dragon Flyz: Z'neth and Peak)
Sorry these took so long to get up! I still fully intend to go back and read the amazing stuff posted elsewhere, too!


9. Book-Reading Character - Iranda (Dragon Flyz), as requested by lovelykitta

Note: Set during Cifex and Iranda’s adventures on the surface of Old Earth before being rescued in my series of original stories.
Book-Reading Character: Iranda )


18. Naïve Character - Dram (Dragon Flyz), as requested by lovelykitta

This is going to focus on a young Dram, only recently adopted by Aaron and Iranda.

Naive Character: Dram )



26. Exhausted Character - Zarkan/Amod (Dragon Flyz) as requested by strongheartmaid

Exhausted Character: Zarkan/Amod )
polychrome_pen: (Dragon Flyz: Z'neth and Peak)

As this one ended up kind of long, I decided to just give it its own entry. XD


11. Jealous Character - Dark Wing (Dragon Flyz), as requested by
strongheartmaid (Twist with #29)

29. Injured Character - Dark Wing (Dragon Flyz), as requested by strongheartmaid (Twist with #11)

Fic Behind the Cut! )
polychrome_pen: (EAH Hunter & Daring)
All right, the game goes like this - pick a prompt and a character from a fandom and I'll write a drabble for it and put it below in the comments.  Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] lovelykitta and [livejournal.com profile] strongheartmaid for the fun suggestion!

1. Naughty Character - Drake (Jewel Riders) - requested by [livejournal.com profile] crystalheart
2. Happy Character - Amod and/or Zarkan (Dragon Flyz), as requested by [livejournal.com profile] lovelykitta
3. Sly Character
4. Angsty Character - Z'neth or Dark Wing (Dragon Flyz), requested by [livejournal.com profile] strongheartmaid
5. On-Vacation Character - Dread Wing, as requested by [livejournal.com profile] lovelykitta
6. Horny Character
7. Changing-In-The-[locker room] Character - Aaron (Dragon Flyz), as requested by [livejournal.com profile] lovelykitta
8. Excited Character
9. Book-Reading Character - Iranda (Dragon Flyz), as requested by [livejournal.com profile] lovelykitta
10. Dancing Character -  Aeris (FF7), as requested by [livejournal.com profile] lovelykitta
11. Jealous Character - Dark Wing (Dragon Flyz), as requested by [livejournal.com profile] strongheartmaid (Twist with #29)
12. Turned-On Character - Dark Wing[+Ilona] (Dragon Flyz), requested by [livejournal.com profile] strongheartmaid
13. Caring Character - Dark Wing (Dragon Flyz), requested by [livejournal.com profile] strongheartmaid
14. On-His/Her-Knees Character - Dark Wing[+Ilona] (Dragon Flyz), requested by [livejournal.com profile] strongheartmaid
15. Obedient Character - Lady (Winx Club), as requested by [livejournal.com profile] strongheartmaid
16. Dominant Character - Dark Wing (Dragon Flyz), as requested by [livejournal.com profile] strongheartmaid
17. Losing-His/Her-Virginity Character - Dread Wing and/or Peak (Dragon Flyz) as requested by [livejournal.com profile] lovelykitta
18. Naïve Character - Dram (Dragon Flyz), as requested by [livejournal.com profile] lovelykitta
19. Eating-His/Her-Lunch-And-Drinking-From-A-Soda-Bottle Character - Brandon (Winx Club), requested by [livejournal.com profile] crystalheart
29. Greedy Character - Yuffie (FF7), as requested by [livejournal.com profile] lovelykitta
21. Daring Character
22. Exploring Character
23. Swimming-In-The-Buff Character - Nanaki/Red XIII (FF7), as requested by [livejournal.com profile] lovelykitta
24. Bath/Shower-Time Character
25. Disheveled Character
26. Exhausted Character - Zarkan/Amod (Dragon Flyz) as requested by[livejournal.com profile] strongheartmaid
27. About-to-Bite-the-Big-One Character
28. Kick-Ass Character(s) - Z'neth and Peak (Dragon Flyz), as requested by [livejournal.com profile] strongheartmaid
29. Injured Character - Dark Wing (Dragon Flyz), as requested by [livejournal.com profile] strongheartmaid (Twist with #11)
30. Protective Character - Nocturna (Dragon Flyz) as requested by [livejournal.com profile] lovelykitta
31. Plague-by-Exams Character
32. Listening-to-Music Character
33. Watching-TV Character
34. Playing-With-A-Pet Character - Sky and Lady (Winx Club) requested by [livejournal.com profile] strongheartmaid
35. Hugging Character - Aaron/Iranda (Dragon Flyz), requested by [livejournal.com profile] strongheartmaid

Whoa.

Nov. 13th, 2013 12:08 am
polychrome_pen: (Drake Formal)
So today I passed the 50,000 word mark on a story I have been writing for five years.  FIVE YEARS.

I decided to finish my Jewel Riders fic Heart Stone: A Tale of Tamara for NaNoWriMo this year (word count for the month as of today: 19,720).  Now, I have hit the 50,000 word mark before with another fic project (last year's NaNo project), but those Dragon Flyz fics were interconnected shorts rather than a single narrative.

Am I happy with everything written thus far?  Of course not.  But I've wanted to see this project through to completion for years now.  Kind of my little contribution to the Jewel Riders fannish community (small as it is!) on the web.  Unfortunately though, I think I've also been using this story as a mental crutch to prevent myself from starting anything really original.  (Sort of like a "See, you can't even finish that darn fic!  How could you see an original novel to completion?")  So NaNo provided a wonderful way to both look back and hopefully move forward with my writing at the same time.

The fic is ballooning to fill the provided time and space, but I really would like to have it completed by the end of NaNo (and not have it eat up half a year like all my Dragon Flyz fic!).  Then, I can clean it up and post the rest.   It's certainly not perfect, but I'm proud of it nonetheless. 
polychrome_pen: (Brandon of Winx Club)
Epilogue Time guys!  This officially pushed everything over 80,000 words now. :D
I'm definitely taking a break from fic at this point.  I'll probably start cleaning this up and posting it all to FF.net or AO3 sometime this weekend, but for all intents and purposes this pretty much wraps up my DF fic universe.
Actually, I'd like to do some original stuff now or wrap up a few Jewel Riders related stuff.

Epilogue (Babies Ever After) )
polychrome_pen: (Brandon of Winx Club)
It's DONE.  *throws confetti everywhere*  The entire thing ends up clocking in around 78,000 words.  The final prompt alone is a little over 18,000 words.  Eheh...I got a little carried away. XD

Prompt 30: Oasis, Pt. 3 )

Thanks so much for reading!  Now to finish the little epilogue!
polychrome_pen: (Brandon of Winx Club)
The main story is pretty much done, though I will be posting it in several parts due to LJ's size restrictions.  Now to start a short epilogue, though!

Prompt 30: Oasis (Pt 2) )
polychrome_pen: (Dragon Flyz: Z'neth and Peak)
Ehehe...I'm still not done with this blasted story.  Getting there, hopefully by the end of April!

It's definitely going to be over 10,000 words by the time I'm done, and since I know LJ won't take that big of a block of text, here's part one.  As usual, little to no editing has been done (I'm too tired right now, really).  It's jumping all over the place; I feel like an ADHD goldfish trying to keep track of everything.  If you see weird continuity errors, please feel free to point them out!

Prompt 30: Oasis, Pt. 1 )
polychrome_pen: (Brandon and Sky Phantoblades)
Feels like forever since I wrote a personal entry here.  Everything's been Dragon Flyz fic for the last few months!

Speaking of the fic, I'm currently working on the last chapter.  The fic as a whole just passed 65,000 words the other day, so I'm at least 15,000 over goal (which is fine, of course, just unexpected!)  I waver between being pleased with it and incredibly irritated with it.  The words definitely aren't flowing as well as before!  I'll probably tack on a nice little Epilogue at the end as well, just for fluff's sake.  I really want to finish it up by the end of the month, but it might run a few days over into April.

Speaking of April, I'm planning on starting my How to Think Sideways class as well.  I've been a member for ages, but was never able to set aside time to do the lessons properly, but as it was one of my New Year's goals, I'm definitely going to tackle it this year!  I'm borrowing my Dad's Nook reader, which means I get to use it to read lessons on.  Definitely nicer than trying to print out the 50ish page lessons!  The teacher/author is Holly Lisle, and we had a short exchange over email after she recognized my email address as a character from one of her books.  I was finally able to tell her how much her books have meant to me, which was really fulfilling after basically lurking around her website/blog for years.

I was able to see two shows recently that I've wanted to see for ages - the first was Beauty and the Beast Broadway, which came to Sacramento.  It was really enjoyable, but so many kids!  Kids literally being passed back and forth over the seats between family members and loudly wondering where Belle was every time she was offstage. XD  That's what I get for going to a matinee performance, though.  It was lovely to hear "Human Again" in its original incarnation, and "Be Our Guest" was a fantastic showstopper number!  The girl playing Belle really sounded like Paige O'Hara too, which was a major plus.

The other show was Jerry Seinfeld Live!  (In my po-dunk hometown no less!)  He has long been my favorite comedian (considering I basically grew up watching his show), and it was good to know that he is just as funny in real life.  It was basically an hour and a half of nonstop laughs, and by the end of the night I had cried from laughing so hard and my cheeks hurt from excessive smiling.  The person who got our tickets also somehow scored front row as well, so I could even see facial expressions!  I've never been in the front row for anything before, so that was a real treat.

Further off news: in late June/early July I'll be going on a mission trip with the church to Fiji.  This was originally going to be a family thing, but after my Mom broke her leg in early December last year, she bowed out from going.  So it's going to be Dad, my brother, and I, and possibly one of my old friends.  Along with about twenty or so other people from the church.  I'm looking forward to it, but also fairly apprehensive as well.

In books, I just finished the excellent Legend and Prodigy by Marie Lu.  Very well done post-apocalyptic YA stuff.  A little more grounded than Hunger Games as well, which I liked.  I also just started Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers; I'm about 150 pages in so far, and it's great!

In anime, I just finished Princess Tutu.  Yes, the name sounds ridiculous, but if you like fairy tales, storytelling, ballet, or classical music at all, I highly recommend it.  Oh my goodness does it employ its classical soundtrack to use well!  It basically put me back on a classical music kick.  It's very meta about fairy tales and stories as well, which I absolutely loved - it pulls from things like The Nutcracker, Swan Lake, and Hans Christen Andersen to build a beautiful and somewhat dark new fairy tale.  I mean, it's main character is a duck named Duck who transforms into a girl who transforms into Princess Tutu.  How can you not love it?

Anyway, hopefully the next time I post will be the end of my Dragon Flyz fic! Cheers!
polychrome_pen: (Dragon Flyz: Z'neth and Peak)
The penultimate chapter!   I can't believe it that with this chapter, the word count just went over 60,000.  This is now officially twice as long as the longest thing I had previous written.  I'm not sure one chapter is going to be enough to end it all, though!  I'm definitely thinking of tacking on a nice little epilogue to go along with it. :)

Prompt 29: Survivors )
polychrome_pen: (Brandon of Winx Club)
Barf, this took forever.  I'm not totally satisfied with it, and I think I jumped heads a few too many times, but dang is it hard to write a television style battle from one person's perspective!  This one really got away from me in length as well.  I've been thinking I'd finish it over the last three days, only for the story to just keep adding to itself. XD  But we're nearing the end, folks!  Only two more to go!

Prompt 28: Crusade )
polychrome_pen: (Brandon of Winx Club)

As usual this took longer than expected, and ballooned past the 1667 word count. XD  Though I have to let out my excitement that this post officially took my Dragon Flyz fic past 50,000 words!  We're in novel-length territory for the first time, folks!  ^__^

A quick note:  Holly belongs t [livejournal.com profile] lovelykitta and Ilona belongs to [livejournal.com profile] strongheartmaid.  Go read their stuff, folks!  Seriously.

Day 27: Terra Firma )
polychrome_pen: (Brandon of Winx Club)
So here's the beginning of Homeland, the five-part finale to this series of stories.  This picks up pretty much directly from where Search left off.  I'm hoping to wrap a lot of stuff up in the next few chapters.  Then comes the unenviable editing process. XD

Homeland Part One: Reunion )
polychrome_pen: (Dragon Flyz: Z'neth and Peak)
Like whoa, I finally finished the numbered prompts from the table I started during NaNo!  Total word count is now over 45,000!  Search moves the story along a little further, building on things that have come before.  I am now beyond excited to start on Homeland, the conclusion to this little series.

The usual warnings apply - this has not gone through any editing aside from spellcheck.

Prompt 25: Search )
polychrome_pen: (Brandon of Winx Club)
Sooo...I'm still continuing with my Dragon Flyz NaNo stuff.  My goal is to finish it all by the end of January, so hopefully that will happen. (Then I can really and truly catch up on all of awesome stuff that you guys are doing in the comm!)

Prompt 24: Taxi )
polychrome_pen: (Brandon of Winx Club)
Well, I had so much fun with NaNo earlier this year, I decided to end the year with a mini-version as well. :)  So for the next five days (December 28th through January 1st) I have decided to write 1,000 words per day to ring in the New Year. 

It is my greatest hope that 2013 is (to steal a phrase from NaNo) - "My Year of Writing Dangerously."

And of course I have a loose plan (quickly to be discarded, I'm sure, but I feel better with a plan than without!)

January-March: Finish up hanging fic projects - Dragon Flyz NaNo stuff, Heart Stone: A Tame of Tamara, and my one-shot Queen Kale fic.
April-September: Work my way through Holly Lisle's "How to Think Sideways."  I bought the course earlier this year, but obviously didn't get through it.
October: Finish up any HTTS stuff and NaNoWriMo prep.  I'm not sure if this will be original fic or another fanfic attempt.
November: NaNo!  With actual registration and a burning passion to make it to the 50,000 word mark.
December: Die of exhaustion?  I really have no idea here.

So there's the rough plan.  I have no idea how I'll get to all of this in addition to work, reading, and all my other hobbies.  But as I read today on Pub(lishing) Crawl, talking about writing is not actually writing.  I've talked about it for so long, I feel it's time to actually put things in motion.

Anyone up for a crapload of beta reading?
polychrome_pen: (Dragon Flyz: Z'neth and Peak)
Somehow these three kind of ended up involving the big three from Warnado.  Well, Aloof not so much, but Nocturna still plays a decent sized role in it.  Nora continues to be a pleasure to write.   Dread Wing and Gangryn didn't give up their secrets to me very easily; especially Dread Wing.  He's so...theatrical in the show.  It works well for a cartoon, but is kind of hard to translate to written word!  I had a difficulty actually constructing any sort of plot for a Gangryn-centric story.  As it is, it ends up being more of an interlude/setting the stage for later things than a proper bit.

21: Aloof )

22: Blood )

23: Tower Block )

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