karenor: (dear santa)
If you're curious about what I could possibly write after a year... head on over to my dusty fic journal and request a drabble!

http://karenscribbles.livejournal.com/28547.html

I'd like to do a bit of writing. YOU can help! :)

Ao3 meme

Aug. 14th, 2015 11:32 pm
karenor: (dw-9tardis)
Bored. Too hot to sleep. Meme gacked from [livejournal.com profile] nonelvis.

I currently have 73 works archived at the AO3 (84 if you count my kinky alter ego, but I don't know how to link to all pseuds so let's stick with kscribbles). Pick a number from 1 (the most recent) to 73* (the first thing I posted there), and I'll tell you three things I currently like about it.

*Because most of my Fright Night fic is first, the fics are not entirely in chronological order. My Who fic was added alphabetically. Until such time as archiving caught up with writing.

Happies!

Mar. 29th, 2015 11:55 pm
karenor: (dw-10 cin-smile)
Okay, so it's the next morning for you, but it's your birthday for another six minutes here. So.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY [livejournal.com profile] develish1!!!

Hope your day was grand. :)
karenor: (tw-gwen-COE half in shadow)
VAST improvement. Still issues.

espoilers, briefly )
karenor: (fn-Peter-effoff)
Tomorrow, I'm quitting my job. It is decided. I woke up this morning knowing it was absolutely the right thing to do. It's not worth it. This hating everything, this hating myself. I'm worth more than this.

And the car, well, that's my incentive to not dawdle. I've saved enough to handily make my car payments for a year, so at least that. But six months worth of insurance is due in January. That's a big chunk. And tbh, I'm proud of my savings, and I don't want to touch it if it can be helped.

I'm still thinking of going back to school. I will weigh the options. But I will do it with a clear head. I will excercise every day, I will eat better. I will make decisions about my life while not being stressed, exhausted, and full of rage. This job was keeping me back from that. Yes, I got paid, but otherwise, my life was on hold. I don't want that anymore, and the money isn't worth it. It could be almost double and I'm not sure it'd be worth it.

Anyway, after being very, very low all day yesterday, I feel SO much better today. Because I know what needs to be done.

Quite how has been a bit of a debate. I don't want to just say this isn't the right place for me and it's time to move on, because I do NOT want to stay for more than one week (plus, I feel this will give the boss some sort of satisfaction, like I was obviously, I was never good enough). To justify only a week's notice, I feel I need a good excuse. So I think I'm going to be stretching the truth a little, and basically say I'm needed at home, and that it must be by next week. My boss will definitely ask questions, and I'm going to need to tell white lies and half-truths. But I owe him NOTHING. And even for another week's pay, I am NOT staying any longer. One week is a good compromise. I'll see them through one more payroll, and I am DONE.

I just have to DO IT. Say all this to my boss tomorrow. That's going to be the hard part. And I will feel bad for F who will have to take the brunt of my workload. But she's sharp. And I expect the boss will give her a raise rather than replace me. So, it will probably work out well for her in the end. Beyond that, I feel no guilt whatsoever. I don't care about leaving the boss in the lurch. I'm DONE.

I just need to figure out what's next. If it's school or what. I'll let you guys know when I do!
karenor: (dw-journal clock)
I'm trying to do the December Drabbles thing again this year. I started it mid-month last year, and I'm trying to be more on the ball this time. So if you want me to write you some wee 100-word thing, head on over to my fic journal and give me a prompt.

December Drabbles, take 2!

Hope my American peeps had a restful Thanksgiving time. I hope everyone has a lovely, not too chaotic December. :)

Happies!

Nov. 25th, 2014 06:56 am
karenor: (yoda bitches!)
It's a special day. A day when *coughety cough* years ago, two of my very favorite people, magical birthday twins, far across the world, both came kicking and squawking into the world, immediately making it a better place.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY [livejournal.com profile] jaded_jamie and [livejournal.com profile] requialexa!!!

I wish you both wonderful days full of hugs and people and/or stuff you love.

On this day, and every day, thanks for being my friends. Love yas. ❤️
karenor: (dw-shushy)
Doctor Who just makes me... I don't even know what to do with this emotion. Sad, I guess? It makes me sad, now. Disappointed? With this edge of hope I don't want to let go. But even that feels futile and childish. Like I should admit I'm done and move on. But how CAN I? I don't want to be. It's my show.

And so much more than that.
karenor: (dw-sunlit rose)
Preshow:

Hah. Chris Hardwick schooling us on how to pronounce Capaldi. Eh, I don't know if I'll be able to do it.

Muting Wil. Talking about based on clips he's seen. Why am I watching this?

Yeah I'm not really. I'll watch it later.

I don't know about Intruders. But I'll watch anyway. Because John Simm.

Some of these New York fans... I imagine we might have very different opinions on...things.

Show:

Most of this was written during the commercials. Until my brief thoughts in summary at the end.

Espoilers... )
karenor: (dw-journal magic box)
Hi guys. I'd like to write again and I'm having trouble getting going. You can help! With drabble prompts!

So, whosoever wants a drabble, comment here (or at my fic journal where I'll probably post them) with a

fandom (pretty much restricted to Doctor Who or Fright Night),
a pairing,
and a word or phrase prompt,

and you'll get a shiny drabble. You can specify if you want it naughty or not, as well.

My goal is to write every day for the rest of the month. So, like, 24 of y'all, hit me with prompts. Or 2 or 4 of you. Whatevers.
karenor: (ros-michael-signs)
I know in my heart that Toad the Wet Sprocket didn't write some sort of prescient "Trock" but these lyrics seem awfully ______ today. This is a bit of a fairly recent song.


"The Moment"

Shame doesn't become you
There are no mistakes in the final view
No blame, how could it be so wrong
That your heart was braver than your will was strong

For every path you follow there's another left behind
Every door you don't kick open there's a million more to try
And for everything you've taught me here's the one
I've learned the best
There is nothing but the moment
Don't you waste it on regret

I'll go, but who will you have to be
Will you just get by or get what you need
Just know that I don't need to fit in
But is there room for you in your life with him?

For every path you follow there's another left behind
Every door you don't kick open there's a million more to try
And for everything you've taught me here's the one
I've learned the best
There is nothing but the moment
Don't you waste it on regret

It's out of my hands, out of my hands
But I miss my friend, I miss my friend
So this is the price of honesty
But I'm not sorry

For every path you follow there's another left behind...



I mean.... ??? I've thought about this song in Who context before. But now.... I know it's coincidence. Still. When fandoms collide!


P.S. It's a great song. My favorite from their new album. Somehow classic Toad, but updated.

P.P.S. I have a glen Phillips icon. A very old one, but I feel like trotting out a Roswell one.
karenor: (dw-sunlit rose)
I guess I should stick this all behind LJ – cut? I mean, has anyone who cares really not seen this yet? But to be safe…

My thoughts under here... )

Do take that all with a grain of salt. I've been up since around 2:30 AM. I'm still having all sorts of jet lag.
karenor: (dw-new earth)
But I finally remembered my dragon cave username. After like 5 years. So I got some new eggs. I guess if they get clicks, they get love and don't die. I don't remember. But that's where all the dragons in my profile come from. So... Love my eggs?

Adopt one today! Adopt one today!
karenor: (dw-10 sad-betterwithtwo)
So there has been some tumblr discussion on Ten's exit and character arc and season satisfaction pre- and post- Season 5.

(Go read this post and the preceding comments, if you want to follow along)

So, instead of reblogging again. I figured I'd try a response here. Because I find actual discussion on tumblr or twitter clunky/unsatisfactory.

Okay, so. To me... Ten's incomplete arc feels more... realistic. He learns, then forgets the lessons, needs a companion to show him a different version. It's who he is. And the sort of silly farewell tour did seem to indicate that he realizes he needs people. He LOVES and needs his friends, but never wants to get too close because they all break his heart. Is it frustrating (and selfish and short-sited)? Hell yes. But I think he does learn in the end. He feels that Rose showed him that (see HN/FoB and JE), Martha spelled it out plainly by walking the earth, and yes, he was still totally lost without Donna, but she sees him through. And yeah, her end is devastating and unnecessary.

But I don't feel that "I don't want to go" needed to be about looking forward. I have very few excuses for the cafe speech, except that the emotion seems to be coming from the idea that he might really DIE. And yes, he dispels all that we know is true about regeneration, but I think he's just scared. I KNOW this is ridiculous RTD fuckery, but from a character standpoint, it's not impossible to reconcile. Anyway, point being, I'm okay with his final words. I find them tremendously in character and reasonable for the situation. I think if he WAS looking forward to his next life, I'd have been very disappointed. He had no one (yes, by his own design), unlike Nine, who knew he'd just carry on as he had been, Rose by his side.

Now, I should say, I've not rewatched any Eleven episodes. In point of fact, I don't rewatch much of anything, but with all the fic I wrote re: Ten, and research for it, I'm more intimately acquainted with the Ten era in general. I found a lot of S5 ultimately forgettable, remembering the big arcs, and then only partially, because they're so convoluted. I should also say that I love all Eleven era major CHARACTERS (with the notable exception of River, who I might love if her story made even a little bit of any sense...I went from hating to quite liking to being mostly indifferent to and so over her) but the characterizations and stories drive me so batty I... very nearly gave up, more than once.

Each season is SO problematic, so much more so than Ten's continued angst, that they do indeed feel like different shows (if still the same man). The crack, the two (or more) realities, the reset buttons, River/Melody, the astronaut, the Ponds and their departure. I cannot claim anything near satisfaction (quite the opposite) with the resolution of any of these story arcs or seasons.

And Eleven's development? I too found his effervescence refreshing (though I found this entirely in keeping with previous regenerations, not in opposition to), but the way his story is told... All upside down and 'gangers and robots and past and future, and I have NO IDEA what to make of anything like character development. I like him most of the time, I don't know what's going on more of the time and it's hard to be bogged down in that and judge character...independently?

Subsequently... Clara. I really like her (apart from being yet another vehicle for her creator's snark [i may never ever forgive that "Eleven's the best" moment]), despite the fact that by design, she's not terribly well-rounded (she's fractured?) and I think that gives her short shrift. But her whole conceit, and what it's led up to... that 7b finale... I can't even. I was SO angry. Even if her purpose is to heal the damage being done by the Great Intelligence and the past remains (becomes again) unchanged, I can't be on board with this level of character assassination/exaltation...on all fronts (hers, the Doctors, presumably other companions).

Anyway, I've meandered. My point was (and rereading I feel I've not made it very well) if we're comparing Ten and Eleven's eras for consistency, satisfaction of trajectory of character/story arcs and handling of characters themselves... I have a lot of trouble (despite well-thought out arguments by people whose opinions I value tremendously) seeing how the last few years have in any way accomplished that better than the proceeding years. And personally, I find them supremely lacking.

My two cents, grain of salt, etc. and so forth.

halp

Jun. 6th, 2013 09:34 pm
karenor: (fn-Jerry-basement)
I need to write fic.

Y'all know my fandoms. Give me some ideas/prompts?

Ao3 meme!

May. 23rd, 2013 01:34 pm
karenor: (dw-10 curiouser)
I'm bored and ill. Help distract me with a meme!

Stolen with love from [livejournal.com profile] nonelvis:

I currently have 69 works archived at AO3. Pick a number from 1 (the most recently posted) to 69 (the first thing I posted there), and I'll tell you three things I currently like about it.

Note that my Fright Night fic was posted chronologically (so mostly the higher numbers/last pages), but my Who fic was posted alphabetically, in bursts, so the dates of when written are all mixed up.
karenor: (dw-11)
Not much to say about this one, except )

Is it November yet?
karenor: (dw-new earth)
I liked it! And now... spoilers )

Someone make me a Clara icon?

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