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  • Apr. 29th, 2013 at 12:20 PM
kelleigh: (sn - [the boys] this road is heaven)
I know it's been (holy crap!) three months since I posted on here (and I am TOTALLY sorry for that!), and just about that long since I've been able to catch up with any of y'all, but it's been a crazy 2013. I moved, first of all, into a wonderful new apartment right on the river, at the beginning of February. It was unexpected as a friend of mine was moving in with her boyfriend and had only used two months out of her 13-month lease. I got a great deal plus some extra money from her every month as I was doing her a favor (breaking her lease came with a $2700 penalty). Living here is amazing though - Shortcake loves the view.

ANYWAY, the bigger purpose to this post is to flail about and report that I DID turn in a Big Bang story. A month ago I would have told you that I had no intention whatsoever of participating again, but the story I ended up using is one that's still near-and-dear to me and I couldn't resist after I opened up the old files and started working on it again. Most of you probably remember me lamenting my wounded veteran!Jared/businessman!Jensen story at some point over the last few years, but I finally decided I needed to finish the damn thing :) I really do love it, and the story took me to a couple of unexpected places while I was working on it. Changes I never could have imagined when I started writing it three years ago. In fact, I started it SO LONG AGO, that the Voice hadn't aired yet (Blake was the name of an original character, but I've since altered him to be a little more like Mr. Shelton), and Cindy Sampson was still relevant to the show (Cindy's one of the more prominent characters in the story). Biggest of all, it was started before Don't Ask, Don't Tell was repealed, and I made sure to add a scene for all the military guys like Jared celebrating the announcement. Hard to believe it's evolved that much!

But now that the BB has been submitted, I can wrap up my edits on my Richardson Vampire Prequel that ended up getting way too long :P Hopefully I can post that within the week and get back to my regular routine around these internet parts.

Miss y'all! :)

Not only is it Friday...

  • Sep. 2nd, 2011 at 10:35 AM
kelleigh: (sn - [sam] classic sam smile)
It's my LAST DAY at the lab!



I'm a little hungover from my going-away party last night, which ended up being a lot of fun, mostly in part because the people I truly dislike had the courtesy not to show up ;)



Big Bang and other assorted nonsense!

  • Jun. 25th, 2009 at 9:07 PM
kelleigh: (sn - croatoan)
You'll have to forgive me, I'm trying to get out of a funk right now. Suffice it to say it's been a bad day/week/month so far and I hate complaining but this is my trying to fix that. I love my job, I really do, but sometimes the people there drag me down that it starts affecting other areas of my life, especially personal and online. This week, my boss and the head of the lab are at a conference leaving me with only the people that I have friction with, and it's not conducive to having a good week. Fortunately, that ends tomorrow and though I have to work all weekend, hopefully I can leave some of the stress behind and move on.

With a month left before I post my Big Bang, I'm trying to get back into the swing of it. It feels like it's been forever since I finished writing it, almost longer than I spent writing it, and going back now it's just such a departure from what I normally write that it's freaking ME out. Heck, do all of you even know what I'm writing? I know I made a teaser post of sorts a while back, but if not, here's my summary!

Golden Filaments In Fair Design
Samuel, a young orphaned boy, lucks into a life he could never have imagined, one full of wonder, magic, and love. Fate sends him to a couple with a traveling Vaudevillian show, and growing up amid the strange and beautiful performers is everything he’d dreamed. Happy as his childhood was, as an adult Sam becomes ever lonelier and develops two distinct personalities. There is the shy, helpful Sam who avoids social company. But there is also a charismatic and seductive artiste, first inspired to perform by a green eyed stranger he meets one night by chance. When the stranger, Dean, becomes a very real force in his life, he learns the other man's deep secret; Dean too is living a double life - one Sam would have never expected and one that leads him down a road of magic and discovery. The two men grow close, their connection obvious and passionate from the start. But when souls hang in the balance and destiny is never far away, the two men end up having to fight for the life they deserve.

Crazy, no? I have to say, there's character death in the story, but I look at it this many times have Sam and Dean died on Supernatural, huh? There you go. I don't want to give away more because if you do end up reading it, I don't want to spoil the story! I'm not sure what combination of drugs [or what I'd inhaled that day in the lab] gave me the idea, but it's sheer ridiculousness. Some of you already know this!

BUT. The point of this post was to cheer me up from my recent drama and total run of back luck [I think I killed a leprechaun or something], so here's a list of things that make me happy at the moment...
  • [ profile] jumpuphigh offered to make a Big Bang soundtrack for me since I'm musically-inept and had no plans to offer one. Her track list is currently 9 hours long, but she'll cut it down ;)
  • I'm working out again which has done wonders to combat stress even though it feels like my quads want to secede from the rest of my body.
  • Snow Patrol's Make This Go On Forever which was nearly the title song of my Big Bang.
  • Candy orange slices. Sort of an antithesis to the working out thing, but so darn good!
  • Recent jewelry creations which I'll hopefully post soon.
  • I'm going to Atlanta the week before my Big Bang's posted, and I *really* need the time away. Yeah, it's sort of a business trip, but it's a FUN business trip - staying downtown, getting wined and dined by the showrooms, hunting down awesome jewelry deals and finding new products for the store.
  • [ profile] pornfriday!

And some fic recs, none of them new, but all of them worth reading!
  • Le Bel Endormi dans la Tour [or The Sleeping Beauty in the Tower] by [ profile] tabaqui: Jared/Jensen - PG. A take on Sleeping Beauty that's creatively written [seriously, I had to read some sentences more than once so I could get all the nuances and descriptive effort] and heartwarming. Quiet, but loving, and such a fairy tale minus the fairies. It makes you want to know so much more about the world she created.
  • Binding The Edges by [ profile] mgbutterfly: One of my favorite Sam/Dean stories of all time, and it's only about 4,000 words. It's just such a great, progressive story about how the brothers get together as told through every time they have to bind each others' wounds.
  • The Three Faces of Jared by [ profile] nocturniquette1: 17 chapters. 70,000 words of a great, intriguing story! It's the tale of Jay Welling, trapped in an unhappy and abusive marriage, until different sides of his personality, formed and buried after a tragic event in his past, start making themselves known. Each identity is so different, and there's a match for each one, but who is Jay really, and who will he end up with? There are tough moments, but there are happy ones too.
  • I know everyone has been reccing Big Bangs, and I figure you all have your must-reads and your list of to-reads, but three amazing ones I've read belong to [ profile] arlad, [ profile] finn21, and [ profile] cormallen. All three are SO different even though they're all Jared/Jensen, and all are worth multiple reads! I can't wait 'til real life allows me to read more than one or two fics a week.

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