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Merry Christmas everyone! And for those of you who don't celebrate Christmas, Happy End Of The Year!
I hope that whatever you were/are doing (time differences are a wonderful thing), that you are thoroughly enjoying yourselves.

As it's the time of year for this sort of thing, I'd just like to take the opportunity to thank you all for making me feel so welcome this year. Fandom and, well, Shipper Nation, has been such an unexpected and fun addition to life this year - and you folks are just hands down the best first bunch of people a girl coulda hoped to have found. Thankyou.

And lastly, yeah, so when I said I was a slow writer........ pretty clear now that I really wasn't kidding, right? :S

The good news? Y'know how about six months ago, y'all were all, 'oh, it'll be a summer fling' and whatnot? Well, it actually IS summer here now, and that means holidays. And holidays, after the insane end to a year that involved a new job and a new town and a new state.... well, holidays means finally having time to do some writing.

Chapter 2 of Tangled Up in Blue is currently undergoing major surgery, to become chapters 2 AND THREE f TUIB... And if I can't finish them before I have to get back to work, then it's a definitive sign from the universe that Chapter 1 was a fluke and I should just leave well enough alone! :S (I will finish it, promise. I will not be conquered by my own overly-ambitious fictional creation, dammit.)

So anyway, the easing myself back into fangirling starts now... with some quick LJ-ing, and a trip to see the Hobbit later today.

To quote a long-since defunct advertisement from my illustrious nation, that does seem to take some of its favourite phrases from advertising:

"I'm excited."

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workerbee73
Dec. 25th, 2012 10:26 pm (UTC)
dude, i am in the same boat. all it took was for christmas effing day to roll around for me to actually have enough time to sit down and legit go through my inbox and catch up on fandom stuff. i've been more productive today than the last three months put together.

also, cannot wait for more TUIB. CANNOT WAIT. did you know that bob and i have been using dylan quotes at the beginning of each chapter of the post teenage makeout fic? always makes me think of you. <3
im_ridiculous
Dec. 25th, 2012 10:54 pm (UTC)
It's incredible isn't it, the insanity of this time of year? And I don't even have small people. I look at my mother with increasing awe. Here's to getting out the other side!!

Aaaaaaand... I finally read a couple of chapters last night, must leave you guys some comments soon because I LOVE IT SO MUCH YOU GUYS HOW THE HELL DO YOU KEEP DOING THIS IDEK!!!!

And I LOVE the Dylan. I love it. Because in writing this, I've decided that Clint is two musicians: Dylan, and a relatively obscure Australian who I wanna keep to myself for ficcerly purposes for now :) Imagine us being on the same page on that. I mean, that, like NEVER happens.... ;)

(and thank you, the enthusiasm of others is the only getting me through this epic writer's block of frustration!)
workerbee73
Jan. 5th, 2013 06:24 pm (UTC)
dude this year just about killed me. las couple months especially. just so glad to have made it. <3

Bob is to blame for all the Dylan. she's steadily been converting me and omg yes i totally see the light when it comes to clint. zomg.

Aaaaaaand... I finally read a couple of chapters last night, must leave you guys some comments soon because I LOVE IT SO MUCH YOU GUYS HOW THE HELL DO YOU KEEP DOING THIS IDEK!!!!

**shaking and crying**

OMG I CANNOT WAIT TO GET YOUR THOUGHTS ON THIS! THIS IS SRSLY OUR MAGNUM OPUS, DUDE. LIKE, THERE WON'T BE ANYTHING LEFT FOR US TO TELL AFTER THIS B/C WE ARE LEAVING IT ALL OUT ON THE FIELD.

(we might have a lot of feels about this story. maybe. a bit.)

hope you are doing well and that you're getting a much-deserved break. <3
im_ridiculous
Jan. 6th, 2013 12:37 pm (UTC)
dude this year just about killed me. las couple months especially. just so glad to have made it. <3
I'm glad you made it too, lovely. Here's to a more manageable 2013, and hope you're having a very well-earned break. All the hugs. ALL of them.

Dylan. Man. He sneaks up on you. I have ALWAYS been firmly of the opinion that Dylan songs are a million times better when sung by anyone who is NOT Bob Dylan... and I haven't entirely changed my mind, but Clint-perspective has given me a whole new appreciation of him. Damn you, fictional character. I am, however, thrilled it's not just me!

As for thoughts on the Magnum Opus, have just started beachhouse/chillout (and final *sniffsniffsob*) component of holiday, so thoughts coming your way soon!

So much love, lovely. What energy I have, I am sending your way x
workerbee73
Jan. 6th, 2013 03:51 pm (UTC)
i know exactly what you mean re: dylan singing dylan. never worked for me until this damn story. there is a total clint connection there. those two are connected somehow; my pea brain is too small to figure it out, but they are.

i am very sad to hear that this is the last component of holiday time but super excited to get your thoughts. no pressure, i just want to see if we're on the right track. we're taking quite a few risks with this story, and this isn't the well-behaved teamfic universe you're used to seeing but, i dunno. it feels gritty and real and honest and damn i just love this pairing so much. okay, shutting up now.

yay for energy! thank you. <3
themonkeytwin
Dec. 26th, 2012 11:55 am (UTC)
after the insane end to a year that involved a new job and a new town and a new state....

Holy crap, dude. That's some upheaval.

holidays means finally having time to do some writing.

woooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo :)

No rush, though (from me, anyway!). Personally, I never make New Year's resolutions, because I will just never, ever care enough, but I decided that since I'm terrible at finishing things I'd try to finish off various sundries before the end of the year. I figure that way I have a deadline, the new year is waaay to open-ended. But ... I may just end up sitting around complaining about the heat and drinking iced coffee. :)

a long-since defunct advertisement from my illustrious nation.... "I'm excited."

I feel like a terrible Aussie. I don't know/can't remember what that's from! Mind you, for the longest time – like, into my twenties, I could not for the LIFE of me remember which bank "Which bank?" was the slogan for. And it was my bank. Since year two.

Basically, I got "Not. happy. Jan!!!!" and "Where the bloody hell are you?" and that one only because of the controversy. My brain is like ad-resistant. OH WELL.



(My brain is also html-resistant, too, it seems. *faceplam*)

Edited at 2012-12-26 11:56 am (UTC)
im_ridiculous
Dec. 26th, 2012 12:08 pm (UTC)
Dude. I need to be up super early in the morning for an airport related thing, but I am actually tinkering with The Damn Thing (moar. again. ugh) right now.

YOU HAVE INSPIRED ME WITH YOUR ARTISTIC WAYS!! ;)

I don't know/can't remember what that's from!
Ha - honestly, it's not one of the most commonly recently repeated one, but do you remember Big Kev and his cleaning products and his gaudy satin Australian-flag shirts? ... That one. ;) Not Happy Jan is a total classic though, and I also think variations on 'happy little vegemite' are always worth a whirl. Lara Bingle on the other hand... the less said the better! heh. Oh! And 'you'll never ever know if you never ever go...'. But maybe all that's just me. Very likely!

Personally, I never make New Year's resolutions
Oh god, me neither. Just... no point. But I AM a deadline-oriented person, so I'm hoping that 'you must have Chapters 2 and 3 finished before you go back to work' will work out for me. That gives me a little over two weeks. Fingers crossed.

That's some upheaval.
Sure is. All good and exciting upheaval, but upheaval nonetheless and I am freakin wiped. This holiday's going to involve chilling in the hometown, then chilling on the beach, and doin' some writing. And that's about it. And that sounds like heaven to me right now :)

And apparently I needed to reply to that comment in reverse order.... OK. Getting back to some more writing now. I have given myself til 2330 to solve this particular problem... Like I said, deadline-oriented ;)
themonkeytwin
Dec. 26th, 2012 11:40 pm (UTC)
do you remember Big Kev and his cleaning products and his gaudy satin Australian-flag shirts?

Oh man ... yes. Vaguely, though. But thinking about this, "G-O–G-G-O..." just jumped into my head. Ha, I haven't thought about that in years.

I AM a deadline-oriented person

Oh, that's something at least! I am and I'm not, it's completely situation-specific, so not even that's a reliable motivator. :( I'm not even a list person! Whenever someone talks about the joy of crossing something off a list, I'm just like ... *blank stare*

And that sounds like heaven to me right now

It totally does! :)

YAY FOR INSPIRATION. I hope it's productive for you.
im_ridiculous
Dec. 27th, 2012 06:58 am (UTC)
HA! G-O-GG-O!! Oh, the goggo mobile..... Fun times :D

Whenever someone talks about the joy of crossing something off a list, I'm just like ... *blank stare*
*nods solemnly* Absolutely.

I hope it's productive for you.
It's...... patchy so far. BUT, I feel some momentum may be around the corner, and unlike last time, it's not going to get steamrolled by work.

I remain optimistic :)
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