laialda: (Denial)
I couldn't stop my curiosity....

What Is Your Battle Cry?

Who is that, running on the freeway! It is Laialda, hands clutching an oversized scalpel! She cries thunderously:

"Hail the blood-letting! I lay waste to the landscape like a mad dog who can only get madder!!!"

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Kinda love that first line...but the rest does not speak well for my vocabulary now does it?

...I do get an oversized scalpel though so, bright side. ^.~
laialda: (Dr. Who)
Title: Living the High Life - Part 4/5
Rating: PG -PG13
Genre: Drama, Comedy (or trying for anyway), and some Angst
Characters: Ten, Donna, implied Ten/Rose
Word Count: 5,384
Summary: While traveling with Donna, Ten accidentally ingests an alien hallucinogenic that makes him believe Donna is actually Rose. Forced into an awkward situation with a suddenly happy and bestotted Time Lord, she will have to make a decision that could involve breaking his heart all over again.
Notes: Halloween party pushed back my work on this but a big thank you to my roommate who let me bounce ideas off of him for this section, and for reminding me on how I'd wanted to start the second scene last night. ^_^

Part 4: Living the High Life )

Part 1          Part 2          Part 3

laialda: (direct)
So...Nanowrimo...was too depressed to try it last year and my schedule has just cleared up time wise so I'm thinking I may take a crack at it. Though, not the starting a new story part (I really do not need a new plot to work on thanks) but just writing 50k words in a month. So my plans for it are this:

~8k to finish up 'Living the High Life' which, with luck, Part 4 will be done today
~30-40k for another 3-4 chapters of 'Curiouser and Curiouser' and possibly a 'Moments of Lucidity' piece
Remainder to be used for whatever strikes my fancy for already established works (like Complicated and New Wonderland) or as drabbles/one-shots.

Seeing how much of Tumbling I churned out back when I started it, I think it's a very realistic/achievable goal to aim for. No doubt CaC readers will be happy to know I'm not dead. *hangs head in shame* Means I'll be taking a rather large break from crafting for the month, but I'm considering it research time to see who/what I need to make things for for Christmas.

On an off topic Doctor Who related note: got into a conversation with my sister about Doctor Who companions and - being much more into fashion than I ever will be - she informed me of the fact that the look Rose sports (roots showing and wearing heavily applied mascara) was actually a fashion style for a few years. So, there you go people. She didn't always need to dye her hair, she actually kept it that way on purpose. Makes sense when you look at the shift in her look after spending 3 years in Pete's World (no roots, very light make up, and a bit nicer clothing). Kind of makes me want to write a drabble for that conversation between her and TenII about her change in style.

Well, off to try and finish this chapter. *cracks knuckles*
laialda: (Dr. Who)
Soo, I know I wasn't too keen on my party on Thursday, and even an hour before people were to arrive I wasn't happy because I had so much to do in so little time. But! This all turned around when my very good friends arrived and surprised me with their costume of choice: 9th Doctor and Rose

I was grinning so hard once I saw them that I didn't even notice Nine was holding up his wallet with psychic paper and introducing himself and his plus one. The pair had kept it under wraps from me and I'm so glad they did as it was the turning point of my night from grumpy to excited as I had not just Nine and Rose, but Ten and Eleven show up as well!! \o/ Win!!

Some small preview pictures and then lots more accompanied by a summary of the night under the cut. (Warning, lots of lovely pictures!)
            

You know you want to see more ;) )Here's to wishing everyone a fantastic Halloween!
laialda: (Evil)
Dear Halloween Party,

I do not appriciate having to move you up to Friday. My costume is only half done, and the <s>Doctors</s> silly boys I live with require alterations as well. Not to mention all the food I must make. I should really just cancel you.

No Love,
-Lai
laialda: (Confused)
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*blinks*....I must pick one?
...

My Italian brain cannot process this request. I have no one go-to dish. All pasta is love and nom nom worthy. However, the one I make most often as it is simple and tasty goes something like this:

Cook pasta (thin spaghetti is normally what I have lying around)
Add, garlic, diced tomatoes, herbs (parsley, oregano, etc.), and toss in a little bit of melted butter or oil.
Can be topped with shredded parmesan or chicken if you like.

....my soup lunch is looking very lackluster now :(
laialda: (Dr. Who)

Title: Living the High Life - Part 3/5
Rating: PG -PG13
Genre: Drama, Comedy (or trying for anyway), and some Angst
Characters: Ten, Donna, implied Ten/Rose
Word Count: 5,384
Summary:
While traveling with Donna, Ten accidentally ingests an alien hallucinogenic that makes him believe Donna is actually Rose. Forced into an awkward situation with a suddenly happy and bestotted Time Lord, she will have to make a decision that could involve breaking his heart all over again.
Notes: Delayed as I had some troube pinning down Jack's voice in my head, and also had a discussion with my med student sister about drug effects that I wanted to incorperate. I don't have a beta and my grammar needs work so sorry for any mistakes. Enjoy!

Part 3: The Art of Companionship )

Part 1   Part 2

laialda: (Default)
[Error: unknown template qotd]The colors.

A lot of my fellow artist/friends seem to prefer the spring for that but I don't like the riot of color that season brings. It's a bit sensory overload for me and I much prefer the subtle shift from green to yellows and oranges and browns. The trees just seem more alive at this time of the year. Like they're a living photo of what it's like to catch the first rays of light from a sunrise. The world spread out before you all aglow, with warm embers touching everything you can see so that you just want to melt into that landscape. Every afternoon I drive home from work and it makes me want to grab my water colors and capture that beauty to share with everyone.

Not sure I'd do it justice or that anyone else would get that feeling from it though, so I just smile and enjoy the slow shift that seems to catch so many off guard.
laialda: (Default)
Thanks to Funday Monday's topic on [livejournal.com profile] doctor_rose_fix, I've spent this week on new art and old art. And for once I don't mean crafts.

...though I have worked on those too....

Preview

Follow me for pretty pictures )
Anyway, just thought I'd share. Feel free to let me know if you like them though. ^_^
laialda: (Dr. Who)
Title: Living the High Life - Part 2/5
Rating: PG -PG13
Genre: Drama, Comedy (or trying for anyway), and some Angst
Characters: Ten, Donna, implied Ten/Rose
Word Count: 3,765
Summary: While traveling with Donna, Ten accidentally ingests an alien hallucinogenic that makes him believe Donna is actually Rose. Forced into an awkward situation with a suddenly happy and bestotted Time Lord, she will have to make a decision that could involve breaking his heart all over again.
Notes: Thanks for all response for that first chapter! I'm pleased that other people besides myself and [livejournal.com profile] coffeecupcakesx are enjoying the idea. I hope you all enjoy part 2. :)

Part 2 behind the cut )


Part 1
Part 3    Part 4

A Night Out

Oct. 2nd, 2011 04:37 pm
laialda: (Incorrect)
I don't get them often and, honestly, I don't really crave going out and being jostled at clubs or bars or what have you. Still, there was something to be said for going out with great friend when you are poor. They all knew this from that start but love my company and proclaimed 'no excuses we shall buy dinner for you!'. Well, who am I to turn down free food from a local Baltimore burger joint called Abby Burger? ^_~ The special thing about them is that they have uncommon meats available for your burgers (last night's special was kangaroo) and let you build it however you like. Now I'd actually never been, but my friends have a handful of times, and instead of a nice dinner out, the evening quickly turned into 'Let's get Nicole drunk cause she never drinks a lot at our parties!' and then 'Oh we're so full! You know what we should do? Go dancing and drink at another bar!'

So I was treated to a night of free drinks (totaled to: Some frozen raspberry thing named after the Ravens, a SoCo and lime shot, an ice-tea flavored thing mixed with lemonade shot, a rum & coke, and half of an alcoholic berger (cookie not meat) shake), a great meal, and all I had to do was deal with being as drunk as I can get (note: I don't drink a lot cause it doesn't turn my brain off/lower inhibitions for whatever reason, just makes me feel light headed and dizzy) and dance for about an hour before sick person begged (and DD) said he needed to go home.

Not too bad of an evening and it makes the horrible person in me want to claim I have no money more often just to see if I can get more nights like this. XD

On a completely different topic, I NEED NEW VEGAS TO BE LESS ADDICTING!! >.< Seriously, it kept me from getting some dolls finished this last week and it's all I've been playing this weekend. I really need to just leave my nice new computer alone and go do some writing on my laptop. If I finish a chapter then I will consider myself allowed to play some more.....
laialda: (Dr. Who)
I suppose it's a blessing and a curse what happened as I've not written anything in months, but I popped over to the summer fic a thon on [livejournal.com profile] then_theres_us to see some of what people had done and one of the unused prompts just started to fill in my mind and this poured out over the last 3ish hours. Hopefully, this is a sign of good things to come for this coming weekend/week as I planned to do much writing. :)

Title: Living the High Life - Part 1/5
Rating: PG -PG13
Genre: Drama, Comedy (or trying for anyway), and some Angst
Characters: Ten, Donna, implied Ten/Rose
Word Count: 3,625
Summary: While traveling with Donna, Ten accidently injests an alien hallucinogenic that makes him believe Donna is actually Rose. Forced into an awkward situation with a suddenly happy and bestotted Time Lord, she will have to make a decision that could involve breaking his heart all over again.
Notes: Summary adapted from the original prompt by [livejournal.com profile] coffeecupcakesx
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Click on to take a read )---------------------------------
Part 2 - A matter of perspective
Part 3 - The Art of Companionship
Part 4 - Living the High Life
laialda: (Really?)
Question:
Yar, me hearties! I ask ye - What be on a priates report card?

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(Brace yourselves for the pain of this one folks) )
laialda: (Thoughtful)
It's true. I never stop thiking about the fics I'm working on but, with a few exceptions, I usually don't feel like writing. Doubly so since my best friend moved out in June and I never get time alone to write (except for sitting on my bed in my room which is quite uncomfortable really). Combined with wedding planning/immigration paper work and crafting to sell tihngs at cons and you get a big lump of no time online.

Since hopping back into HP fics though and being just disgusted at what's popular right now (*gasp* your fic has Weasley and Dumbledore bashing to the extreme and Harry has a harem!!? That sounds so completely original! *rolls eyes with heavy amounts of sarcasm*) it has kicked my desire to write something decent back into the forefront on my mind. So this is where I stand on things:
  • Harry Potter/Alice Crossover 'Curious and Curious' - Chapter 11 now has a title to go with it's outline, along with many small notes in my head that I may or may not remember while I write. Hatter and Alice will be getting seperate scoldings and may have their talk before it ends, depends on how long the piece is already running.
  • Doctor Who/Alice Crossover 'New New Wonderland' - Chapter 2 has been sitting with about 2 pages typed into the first scene since June and I feel quite guilty about it. I've fallen into the trap of actually plotting everything out in detail and now have little drive to work on this crossover/ Doctor&Rose reunion fic as I know what happens. *sigh* Really would like to work on it some as it would be a very serious piece and I think my idea is a unquie one.

I have a week until my next convention so I do need to work on finishing the things I need for that (5 dolls, 4 hacky-sacks, bottlecaps and wands) but I think I'll try to do some writing tonight and see what comes of it. :)

Also, side note, after sepending some more time on LJ I think I'm going to put my fiction up on my journal here as well in the near by future. Thinking about back dating it if I do so I don't clog up those very few people who have me on their f-list. Plus it would let me make pretty banners for my stories and as an artist this appeals to me greatly. XD
laialda: (Denial)
So, I'm sitting across from my bin of finished crafts and the dolls inside are taunting me...Ever since I made an army for the convention back in May I've had the overwhelming urge to just, well, make little comics/photo adventures with them.

Why thank you brain for giving me the idea for another project I don't have time for. No really I appreciate it  >.<
laialda: (Almost)
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This is going to sound very silly, but honestly? A cartwheel. I just can't do one to save my life. I'm so horrible at it that it baffled my gym teachers back in school when they tried to teach me and they eventually just gave up trying to help me. Suppose I'm just not meant to stand or spin upside down. *sigh*
laialda: (mischevious)
Saw it the movie twice over the past few days and I feel after the second viewing I'm up to writing my feelings and thoughts on how everything was done.
Not recommened that you read if you don't want changes from the book to the movie spoiled for you. )

Overall? I think it wasn't that bad. You really have to take the movies as a separate universe from the books I think if you're a fan but I don't think the movie was horrible. Certainly not the worst of the franchise by any stretch of the imagination. I hold movie 6 in that lovely spot of honor. So much so that when I was given a run down of the movie by my friend (pictured above) I quickly changed my mind on wanting to see it.
laialda: (Evil)
And I am at that. *evil grin*

[info]sar_kaz_m this preview is being put up just for you to reassure you ch. 10 is under way (not to mention I'm fairly sure you're the only person who looks for these little bonuses of mine ;P ) and, if the 10 pages written so far are any indicator, should be finished either tomorrow or Monday. ^_~ Enjoy!
CaC chapter 10 excerpts/preview )

And that's all for right now. :D Like I said, should be finished in a day or two. Till then! ;)
laialda: (denial)
On day 4 of driving cross-country with my best friend this week and we've hit a minor bump...we messed up on some of our planning and can't go to the Civil Rights Museum we wanted to today (the ONLY day of the week it's closed is Tuesday >.<) and now we have another driving only day in front of us. And driving days? yeah, they lead to these sorts of conversations:

N-"...I'm on the wrong side of the bed."
B-"Is it gonna bother you?"
N-"No...I should be fine."
*pause*
B-"Are you sure? Cause we can switch."
N-"Well I don't wanna put you out. Your side is all warm already."
B-"...That was a weak ass excuse."
*laughs*
N-"No, really though, I should be fine."
B-"Is it gonna keep you from sleeping?"
N-"Umm...I don't know..."
B-"Oh my god! Just switch the damn sides with me!" *Moves and forces N to roll over with a huff* " 'I don't know.' What the hell kind of answer is that?!"
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In my defense, I was only worried I might roll off in the middle of the night cause my body would be expecting bed behind me when it wasn't there...

This is just the latest to add to a few other brilliant gems of dialog we've had in the car this week:
N-*sings* "The hills are alive with...giant mutant broccoli.."
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N-*Points to tall wire fence* "Look, a net for that falling rock we keep hearing about."
B-"Uhhh...more like to stop the giant T-Rex coming to get us."
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N-"50+ restaurants!...and something about cranberries..."
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Fear for my brain power after this trip is over people. I know I am. o.o
laialda: (filler)
Still super busy even after my con as I'm leaving for a week long cross-country drive this Saturday but I am working on my stories when I have a minute or two of down time. It's Complicated will probably see and update before I hit the road, while CaC will be worked on during my trip. It has a rather important scene coming up between Hatter and Alice that's constantly on my mind. Part of it just hit me so I'm placing it here for now. I think it's mostly spoil free as I kept things vague for the posting here, but it's also possible it will change somewhat anyway before it gets placed in the chapter.

There be dragons here )

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