laialda: (Excitement)
OMG you guys. SO I know I've not been around much (and sorry, that won't really be changing until after September), but I have a long weekend so I took the time yesterday to finish my painting and I'm soooo HAPPY with it! :D


While I have a few nitpicking parts (that I won't get into) I'm overall very pleased with how this turned out. No idea what I'll be doing with it now, lol, maybe mate and frame it, but it's lovely and makes me happy.

On a side note: Reason for my absence? Conventions. I've been attending cons to sell my dolls and doing better than I'd anticipated so that's where all of my non-work time has been going. After Baltimore comic con in Sept. I won't have another con until Jan so I'm hoping *crosses fingers* that I'll be able to do some writing and other things during that time. Until then...I shall most likely continue to be a ghost that occasionally finds a moment to comment.

A break...

Mar. 2nd, 2012 03:39 pm
laialda: (Run)
I was hired to create the cover art for 2 books in a new series last month, which is part of the reason I haven't been able to work on all the projects that I want to right now. Since I've been doing all this drawing however, I decided to take some of that time to at least sketch out a picture that I've been wanting to do for months and months. The results are not letting me down. :)

(Pleas excuse the image size friends, but I couldn't bare to find just a preview slice for this)

Haven't cleaned it up yet for an inking, but the inspiration for the picture came from a scene in one of my fics where Hatter takes Alice swing dancing. :) Not sure what medium I'll use to color it in yet though...
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)
The ideas. Make them stop. Now if you please.

Seriously though, I've been plagued with plot bunnies these past few weeks the likes of which I haven't seen in a long time. I blame watching Dr. Who personally. Damn show turning my first steps at fourth dimensional thinking sideways. It's seriously not fair. I've got the Doctor monologing in my head lately when I need Hatter dammit. the only time he want to show himself though is to whisper dirty things in my mind - jump at the bottom if that's all you'd like to take a peak at.

So far I've been hit with three story ideas - well - four really, but the fourth one isn't right in the realm of throw out the window or set aside for another day...but I'm not sure if it would turn out well. This is me tossing them all out there though to be encouraged or shot down equally.

1) A Harry Potter & OC centered fic. That right there should tell you how much I'm not planning on writing it. Fans seem to hate OCs with a passion. Either way, idea was neat. Involved a normal young person having lucid dreams about the series and changing things cause well, their dream who cares? but only Harry can seem to remember the dreamer and events that took place after they left. Things change and stuff happens - Moving on!

2) A Doctor Who Piece.  As often as the Darleks keep popping up, I have to imagine the universe won't stand for an absence of any kind. To that affect, this fic idea mainly revolved around the consequences of Rose taking the time vortex into her and having it cause changes in her. Both mentally and physically. Essentially a rewriting of season two of the new Doctor as a consequence.

3) A Doctor Who/Alice 2009 Crossover. Simple premise really. I just like the idea of bringing the 10th Doctor into the fun of Wonderland's government upheaval. Could be any companion but I am fond of Rose. Course to do it properly I'd need to change the entire story and honestly, if I can't to do the other one this one's not being done either.

Click for Hatter's evil promises )

Bah, I should've known better than to keep a log by my bed to write these things down. I'm off to try chugging away at CaC ch. 8 again. If I can just get past this stupid scene I know the rest will write itself! >.<
laialda: (filler)
Coming from a reader's perspective, taking more then my own set deadlines to write a chapter just fills me with anxiety, and I don't mean to the good kind. >.< I really can't wait until I'm not living with roommates any more. Anyone out there want to put pressure on my boyfriend to finally get off his butt and purpose? ;P

I really stressed out on getting chapter 4 up as it had the meat of my connection theory and worrying about the pacing right now as I know it's a bit slow. The next chapter should see some time skipping over the span of a week I think, and then larger chunks after that. I'll probably write up a Moment of Lucidity before then. Though I am tempted to write another Alice one shot that's a bit happier then For A Legend ended up being...still don't know where THAT bit of depression ended up coming from...
laialda: (Run)
I really enjoy writing these extra scenes as they give me a chance to not only do extra characterization that I couldn't fit in with the flow of the story, or flesh out events that get mentioned, but once again, have no home in the main story. Chapter three had been giving me such hell getting started that I thought about working on one, but I think I'll write one after it now that it's finally underway. I have a few that would compliment the plot right now (or for the next chapter) but not sure which I want to do more.
-The talk between Hatter and Pen I've referenced a few times, would mainly showcase the friendship they had along with Hatter's blatant inexperience with raising a kid
-Snippets of moments between Carol and Robert, including their reunion from Carol's POV, their first date, plans for the future, and possibly a bit with Hamilton family before Robert's kidnapping. A lot of their interaction happens off camera and I do feel like I neglect them
-Archibald Potter's fall into Wonderland, though if I do this one I may wait until after chapter 4 to post it as it would relate better

I have a few others that I've had on the plate since I started writing the extra chapters as well, one or two of which I've mentioned before.
-Charlie laying the reanimated knights to rest, which would include a tear filled moment between him and Sir Blagden as well as another hint for something I've been building on quite subtly, you know who you are if you've picked up on it ^_~
-More bonding/funny scenes with Harry and Hatter during Harry's two or so years in Wonderland, including the the hat catching on fire incident, the trip into Tugley Woods, and swimming lessons
-Jack and Duchess relationship scenes after Alice leaves, which would just be character building between the pair, fairly low on my list since they don't feature much in the sequel
-Reggie dealing with Hatter and Harry's 'sudden' disappearance after they go through the Looking Glass, and this will be moving up the list as I write more of CaC as it will become plot involved, but I don't think it will mesh well with the story flow, we'll see
-Summer vacation to Disney World, which has been done in other one shots before, but...well, they didn't have the people I have in mind to bring there *evil grin* >:D

Can you believe that all I need is a list of sentences (10 words or less typically) to remind me of these? I fear my brain will explode from all of these ideas one day... O.O

(p.s.-Chapter 3 is now titled There are no answers, only cross-references. Chapter 4 will be Go not to surrealist for council, for they will say both blue, and hippopotamus. The later of which I have on button pinned to the bulletin board at my desk. ^_^)

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