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Me and Arsenic's Marvel/White Collar epic is posted! 

Like an Arrow Through a Flock of Doves

Summary: When he takes the rap for a crime committed by Barney and the Swordsman, Clint is charged as an adult at 17 and spends the next four years of his life without protection in prison. Enter one Neal Caffrey, who knows how to charm his way to whatever he wants or needs, and Clint's life gets a lot more interesting. Pretty much, the story of Clint in prison, Clint getting out, and Clint, like always, finding his way to SHIELD, and Phil.

The link's to AO3. READ THE WARNINGS. The fic has some pretty explicit/brutal hurt, but I think the comfort makes it worth it. The response so far has been overwhelming and really touching. I hope y'all can take some time and read it, and then go look at the amazing artwork for it (it's linked to in the fic, and is REALLY GOOD).

The longest piece I wrote before this was 30k, and it took me over a year. The fact that I cowrote something for the first time--and that it ended up being 62k--wouldn't have happened without AJ's support. She nudged me, encouraged me, and put up with me when I said things like "I HAVE A GREAT IDEA FOR A SCENE TO WRITE!" and she had to reply: "...we already wrote that." She also took care of basically everything once we finished the first draft, since I was kind of worn out by then, and swamped by the show I've been working on.

MY SHOW: IS OPENING! It opens tonight and runs through tomorrow (a short run for so much work, but this is how our program manages to support as many productions as it does). I think it's one of the best shows I've ever directed, and probably the best show I've done since I got into grad school. I hope the cast and tech crew take the show tonight and make it theirs. Our tech week was exceptionally rocky, and more last-minute changes were made than are ideal, but I think it ended up really fucking good. My folks are driving up now (we might get, like, ten minutes to have dinner together before I have to run to the theatre and take care of about ten last-minute things--the stage managers are new...). Thank you to all the friends who have been supportive and patient while I've been MIA. I love you all!
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1) I'm in rehearsals! Yay! *collapse* Our first week is almost wrapped up, and it's been really good so far. We've lost a lot of time to fight choreography (IDK why, but I do a lot of violent plays...), but the cast is focused and talented and more experienced than any ensemble I've worked with before, so we're barely behind. It's weird to not have to give notes in five different ways in order to be understood (part of that's just me getting better at directing, part of it is that all of the people in this cast know what they're doing!). 
2) BUSY. With the exception of one day this week, where I had a whole afternoon free, I was on campus 9am-11:30pm every day. And that'll be my schedule for the next three weeks, too. It wasn't think bad when I had a car, because I could go home from 5pm-6pm and have dinner, but it's not that bad, BECAUSE:

I have made:
tofu stiry-fry (which wasn't that good but then I added black beans and fresh tomatoes and rice)
homemade hummus (GARLICKY AND DELICIOUS)
vegetable chili
potato soup
butternut squash soup
sweet potato casserole (which I've been rationing to myself to make it last longer)
a lot of burritos
and MICROWAVE POTATO CHIPS, which take, like, 10 minutes and are healthy and amazing. 

I bring about three Tupperware containers with me to school each day now--lunch, dinner, and snacks (snacks are usually veggies with HOMEMADE HUMMUS, WHAT). 

I need to get to a grocery store to get some more goods (the hardest part about cooking and not having a car is that shopping takes about two hours because of bus rides). I didn't make it to the grocery store yesterday, so I might not have time to go until Friday. Bah!

4) Vote in the thing! (Er. The election!) AND [livejournal.com profile] whitecollarlas! Here's the link to Round 3 voting info. (I missed the first two rounds, on account of how I am awful at things, but I actually got my story in on time this round!)
5) I have to go write a paper now. And then go to rehearsal. And then babysit a friend's new cat while she's in rehearsal. And then finish my paper. And then sleep. LIKE A BOSS. 
6) :D
hoosierbitch: (kink silly stock porn ahead)
So last night, I was like: 'I'mma take a break from this long fic I'm working on, and write some random fun Avengers smut!'

Now I'm 6k into an omega!Clint fic. I don't really know how the alpha/beta/omega genre evolved, but I'm having fun writing a biologically driven D/s dynamic. Instead of a PWP, though, it's turning out all angsty and mildly plotty, and I've only just now gotten to a sex scene. It's not even with the main pairing. 



I spent two hours texting made-up insults with BFF today. We ended on "wheedledump" and "scatterass." My favorites, though, were "rumfuzzle" and "bumplefrump."

It's a fun game. 

Summer camp is going well. I have snapped at some small children, but THEY DESERVED IT. O.o I made some time this week to work with two of the super-quiet girls, who are now almost audible when they talk onstage. I'm giving myself back-pats. \o/ The guy who's actually directing the play has been gone for the last three days, so I've gotten to do a lot more, which is great, but a couple of times rehearsal has started, and people start looking at me, and I'm stuck going: '...buzzwah?' Sometimes they neglect to tell me that no one else is coming in, and that I need to take charge and make schedules and find space. It's frustrating, but, ultimately, I'm learning more and getting great experience! POSITIVITY! (That's not a word. How is that not a word?)

Arizona's still hot, but thus far, it's nothing compared to St. Louis. I'd much rather be in 112 degree temp in AZ than 95 in St. Louis. Dry heat really does make a difference. 

Um. Yeeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaah.

This post has no nutritional value!
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  1. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, [personal profile] elrhiarhodan! I am so glad that we are friends. :-) Which. Does not quite convey how much you mean to me, or the depth of the relationship that we've developed over the past years--through fic, and conversations, and SEEING THE LION KING ON BROADWAY, and drunkenmadlibs in Chicago. You are one of the best people I know. You're a brilliant, generous, amazing woman, and I am so happy to celebrate your birthday. ♥ (At some point, I shall write you a birthday fic! I don't know what it will be. But it will involve BOOTS!)
  2. Both of my shows are over! Directing & acting. I have EVENINGS again! I should write. O.o
  3. DO YOU KNOW HOW COOL KINDLES ARE? VERY COOL, IS THE ANSWER. I got one on a whim, because I was going into two weeks of rehearsal for a 2.5 hour play where I was onstage for maybe 15 minutes, and knew I was going to have a lot of downtime. Amazon's got that 30-day return policy, so I thought I'd just sort of...rent it. NOW WE ARE MARRIED, AND I READ ALL THE BOOKS.
  4. very minor glee spoilers! )
...somehow DW won't let me add any more numbers to my list. FOUR IS ALL I GET. And it's putting double spacing in my capslock...


Give me a prompt, and I will write a 100-word-ish drabble for it. Provide pairing or central character, a scenario or starting line, and I shall give you GENIUS! Or perhaps MEDIOCRITY! I may not give you a completed fic, but it will be something.  Perhaps a haiku? A sonnet? An Irish drinking song? Prompt me, and find out! :-) 

Fandoms: White Collar, XMFC, Glee, Grimm, Merlin, Parks & Recreation, Star Trek (2009), JOHN CARTER OF ABDOMINAL MUSCLES, Avengers
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So, I have been doing really good on my diet. I've lost 26 pounds since I started in November (BOOYAH!). But every month, about a week/week-and-a-half before my period, I just want to EAT THE WORLD.

Did y'all know that you can buy whole pizzas from Sbarros? I think, if I bought one, I could maybe eat it in one sitting. It would also be about...3,700 calories. But if I take a really long walk tomorrow, that balances out, right? *sigh*


*falls over*

Here's some pictures, and here's a link to the preview. I--I can't even--THIS MOVIE. I am going to write eighty million porns for it:
  • John Carter/that-little-dog-thing
  • John Carter/red-Lynn-Collins
  • John Carter/Willem-Dafoe-with-extra-porn-arms
  • RPF, because, okay, Taylor Kitsch was in "The Covenant" with Steven Strait, who's married to Lynn Collins, who was in X-Men: Origins with Taylor Kitsch, and now Taylor & Lynn are in another movie together and so THREESOME, RIGHT?
John Carter opens two weeks from Friday, and it pains me to the very depths of my soul that, because of my rehearsal schedule, I will not be at the IMAX theatre to see it in 3D at midnight. But the upside is that I'll get to watch it in Canada, with  [livejournal.com profile] ivorysilk and [personal profile] rabidchild67. I AM SO EXCITED FOR SPRING BREAK! It's my first time not staying on campus for a school vacation. Like, ever. I either camp in the library, or go stay with my 'rents and camp in different cafes. Not this year! Canadacanadacanadacanada.

RL update: I have now started rehearsals for my show, and it's going REALLY well! This also means my life is even more crazypants. I had a 15-hour work day on Monday, then Tuesday I woke up at 6am to finish a paper, and was in classes/meetings/writing another paper/in rehearsal until 2am. Like. What even is my life.

Things are going really well and I love what I'm doing, I just also love sleep.

...and now I'm going to go to Burger King and get a veggie burger and also all of their fries and chocolate shakes...

hoosierbitch: (G i'd rather have a life than a living)
Opening night is this Friday.


We might not have publicity posters. The floor may not be painted. The lights are definitely going to be crap, and we have a nonexistent closet.

Last night I dreamed that my costume designer was trying to talk me into changing all of the clothes into dresses made out of 2-liter Sprite bottles. And I was agreeing with her. My dream-self thought it was the best idea ever. My dream-self also thought that the play was secretly about saving whales, though.

Despite the fact that it seems like my designers are out to get me - death by frustration is not a pleasant way to go - I think this may actually be a good show. I think. I hope.


Friday I was so tired I fell asleep while walking. I tripped over a curb and woke myself up, then got home, and slept for twelve hours.

My props person is criminally incompetent, so I gotta go buy whipped cream, a baby monitor, and frozen peas.

I love theatre.
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Oh, life.

Last night I read "Visiting Hours" by [livejournal.com profile] rageprufrock. And apparently I should still be avoiding hospital fics. Especially ones about parents in the hospital. It is an incredible story, wonderfully written, a sequel to another amazing story, and I cried through the majority of it. If you're into Smallville and haven't read them yet, and have many tissues at the ready: GO AND READ.

(Another, unrelated rec: [livejournal.com profile] lovefanfiction  wrote some AMAZING KNIFE!PORN on the meme [eta: claimed and reposted on her LJ!]. If you like sex, knives, or powerplay, YOU WILL LOVE IT. IT ROCKS. SO . HARD. "Neal trembles in anticipation.")

In other news, I have officially decided: THAT I AM GOING TO GRAD SCHOOL. I got accepted, I spent a lot of days debating back and forth (should I go? Should I wait? Are other programs that much better? ETC ETC ETC ETC ETC ETC ETC), then yesterday I got into a conversation with one of my mom's friends about feminist interpretations of Greek tragedy and realized that: YES. I should be going to school for theatre, because it is indeed the thing I love most in the world.

You know what else in the world I love? TAYLOR KITSCH. )

 tagged me in a MEME! That is cool. I WILL DO IT.


I'm going out of town today and will be without internet AND 3G all weekend. *mourns* IT IS GONNA SUCK. And then I'll be travelling again with only intermittent internet access until Wednesday night. I'm hoping that I'll still get a lot of writing done, but I will be so behind on reading!

ALSO: if you have been lurking and want to friend me, GO AHEAD! If you want me to friend you back, comment with something about yourself - feel free to steal a question or two from the meme! I like having friends. :D