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can't believe i didnt see/comment on this first time around.... from a comment in the ABP_meta group...
abp-meta.livejournal.com/1279.html#t30207






really cant wait to get posting again... ten yr anniversary for last update, fifteenth for first book's first chapter.... mostly i'm slowed by pain and insomina and watching over bug when they have multiple day long seizures b/c the effing hospital thinks  temporal lobe manifestations are just people ODing on opiates or trying to get some.  Trying to finish basic website layout/server and doing some clean up on the published fics, with new chapter within yr.  thats my goal/focus.  once i get the new site software running i'll prolly take a 'break' and do a Q&A  to help readers catch up after the long hiatus.

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So...

strange/interesting how things ferment at the back of one's mind until quite a while later, AHA so that's the answer/meaning/whatever.

This little doodle I did years ago... alchemia.dreamwidth.org/31325.html

Bug and I have been writing, and we are wrapping up a specific scene, and while I was searching for something else, I came across this entry via journal tags and thought, 'holy crap, we just wrote that'.  Not, you know, Snape and Harry naked on a bed, 'cause we and plenty of others have written that in many delicious ways.  But specifically, this exact pose, the mood, even Harry appearing 'aged down' (there's a wee spoiler for anyone interested, but I can't imagine that revealing anything of importance at the moment; afterall, he's a shapeshifter, and he's aged himself up in previous books, so why not the other way around?).  The only thing missing in the image is a the ****  lol, ;-)  

Even Bicrim's comment about it looking more parental than romantic is, just... at first I thought, wow, she picked up on that so early, but then realised i didn't say the image was ABP related so it musta just been the image speaking to her, and my unconscious thru the picture (no, don't worry (or hope, if the case may be), ABP does NOT turn into a Severitus fic.)  For those wondering, no HP is not wanking for Snape's entertainment (or potion ingredients, or anything else), but feel free to consider it independant of ABP, or some character's fantasy or something.

The current unfinished book, and the one right after it, might actually get smooshed into one (not positive yet), and this scene is in the one after the current one we left off on, unless they are combined, in which case, it will be in the current book.   I am really eager to get to it.  It had some really horrible stuff to write in it, but totally necissary if they're going to ever heal / move forward. 

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I really wish EFiction wasn't MySQL based.  That's how intertexius got broken the first time around, corrupted DB. 

Trying to write my own little piece but damn physical pain, so I can't stay on the computer to work for more than 30 or so minutes at a time.

I know, Iknow, AO3... but I can't make heads or tails of it, as a reader or a writer.  Plus I like all our work in one place.  Unless we die, then I don't care where y'all want to post things.

Speaking of which, since lots of ppl have asked for ABP on AO3, can we just make an entry for it on AO3 but not put the actual story text there, just the link to it?  So people can find it on searches and leave kudos etc.?  Or is that not permitted? 

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ugh, forgot how much work current book we left off on needs...

snarry fans

May. 8th, 2017 08:47 pm
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i know ppl still go to our fannish website for the fics, but dont know who on my reading list is still into it, or has moved on.

if you are still into snarry, and interested in ABP being updated, and can keep a secret or two (i have questions on some things, 'should we do it this way or that way'.), comment, so i can put you on a filter for those posts.

thnx.
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Bugland and I have been working on ABP stuff (almost regularily now, yay) and there is a plot point that a while back we discussed changing.  The other day I realised the change really wouldn't work, so I turned to them to suggest we go back to the original idea.  First they said "no, absolutely not..." and then proceeded to explain that this was because Snape "believed in the cycle of life" and as such such would want to be eaten by "scavengers", like vultures in Tibet, and how would Harry feel about that, for that matter, how would *I* feel about it, given that we already have burial plots, and how would we ensure that we were both eaten by the same scavegers?  Especially as one may drag a body one way and another drag the other body another way... they'd have to post someone to watch and shoo away all but one vulture who would have to eat both of us (which gave me a mental imagine of a grim parody of the movie "Seven", but with a vulture being forced to eat bowls and bowls of entrails instead of spaghetti)  Anyway,  by this point, I realised they were talking in their sleep, and reassured them, they just needed to tie the bodies together, no one had to stand guard.

Well, the next day, I told them about it, and they laughed so hard, Mikolaj, our service dog, came running over to check on them, acting as if he was worried that Bug was having a seizure.  After a bit, he realised Bug was not having a seizure, and boy, did he look like the world's happiest dog just them.

It also came up, the ways the internet has changed since we started ABP, and where as we used to do text 'outtakes', today, youtube videos of what we say out loud while writing certain scenes could be the equivilent.  Except enither of us want to have a camera on us.  I suppose we could point it at Mikolaj, so you'd have silly dog faces as commentary to our talking while writing.

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Bug and I continue to write... slowly, but making progress.  10 years since our last update :-(  is that a shameful new fandom record?  i miss the days we posted a couple chapters a week.  I technically have enough to make an actual update but I want do 2 things first... make the site more reader friendly, and have enough for a few updates that can be doled out in case we get stalled due to medical issues, depression, whatever, we dont get further writer's block from anxiety about not updating so soon after trying to get back into the habit

I feel so lost in fandom.  i heard  about the LJ russian server move.... which makes me really... sad?  nostologic?    i backed up my posts to dreamwidth... i intend to keep my lj account in case of lj based discussion, or lj being sold again to some non-russian company, but i dont know how mych they will police nonrussian users... slash, especially chan slash will no doubt run afoul of their homophobic laws.  :-(

but other than the lj russian server issue... what have i missed out on?  who is still followimg my posts (and for snarry or   other reasons)?  who is still in Snarry.  Are the snarry haunts still the same ones as of years ago, or are there new ones i should know about / join?  what about meta in general?  anyplace besides here (and tumbler, which, just, no) where fandom, especially HP slash is happening?

ABP

Oct. 31st, 2016 12:31 am
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Bugland and I have been making quite a bit of progress with writing!
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I came across this page at the Smithsonian magazine site: link.

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One of the most depressing things I've encountered recently was a review for ABP that described it as "abandoned".  Its not, although i understand why people would think so.

Bug and I talk about it often, and try writing in fits and spurts. 

Those that have followed us closest might remember we've been dealing with things like both of us having pain issues (joint disease for me, while Bug was diagnosed with MS a couple yrs ago).  So there's the stress and anxiety and depression with that.  About 2.5 yrs ago we moved to our first house we bought.

I know there is lot sof stuff between then and now, but to be honest, I can't remember.  Heck, if you asked me to list our stressors just inthe past month, I'd not remember half of them, let alone put them in chronological order.  Its just like before we have finished with stressor A, stressor B hits us.  We finally take care of A, only to have C hit us, before we are finished with B, and so on.

I'll have to write about the current shit we'll dealing with for anyone who is interested, but not now as i have to get to bed very soon and that needs to be flocked anyway.

Anyway, back to ABP...

For a while, I had been resolving to get the current book finished... and since is was so long since an update, i figured that since people would likely need to re-read to remember WTF was going on, I might aw well just make it one big update - like "update: book finished!"  yeah, that worked well, didn't it?  I mean, just give myself an impossibly big task, with no positive feedback as I went along, while life continues to throw shit at me... why i thought that was a good idea, again, i don't know.

So, new idea!

i'm going to go back to posting updates- even if just a few pages at a time.  I can't promise they will be regular, but I should actually make some progress instead of just falling into despair at my ongoing failure, and hopefully prevent any further encounters of "warning: abandoned fic". 
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I have had some people ask in private messages/emails about if we ever plan to finish ABP. The answer is YES. Bug's MS has just been very bad and they have recently developed grandmal seizures (a few a week sometimes) so we have been spending a lot of time at dr's which wears them out. My own meds stopped working well, so the dr tried me on different ones- the first of which did not work, the second of which seem to be working but have the side effect of making me sleep 15 hrs a day (i'm told this will go away as I get used to it). Besides illness, in the past couple yrs we've just been incredibly distracted by things like that huge storm that smashed thru our town last month, buying a house/moving in/fixing up, training an aide dog, health issues of other family members etc.

We have a lot of the story scripted out, and I am inspired to write, I just need to 1) find time, and 2) be not in too much pain so I can sit still at the computer for a significant length of time and concentrate.

ABP

Apr. 23rd, 2012 01:04 am
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Bug and I have been working on ABP again. We've made a bunch of edits to the middle/end of the "current" book, and we both agree its much neater and better. Just a couple more scenes to go over .... wow, I might actually start writing and posting again soon (by which I mean, maybe in a few weeks) *crosses fingers* Although, I wouldn't blame anyone for not reading even IF they are still interested, until the book is complete.
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I wanted to get back to writing ABP.  I reread EVERYTHING we have online (took a while!).  OMG, the first book- the first half of it- I can't imagine why anyone read it!  It is the most awful writing ever- well maybe not the most, but darn close.  Seriously, if I was a reader, and faced with that, i'd not bother past the first few pages.  That said, it did get better.  And there were things I forgot about.  ANd Bug has been able to concentrate more to work together- maybe not as fast as before, but thats ok.  Still, I'm not sure if/when I'll be able to focus on writing again (see my last post- messed up sleep, not taking half my pain meds so Im in alot of pain, distracted by peopel in the house, etc), but at least its fresh in my mind now.  

Oh god... our last update was Dec 2007 !???  *ashamed*

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