laialda: (Analyze/Writing)
Admittedly it's not much so far. Just about a page of actual story- but that more than I've been able to do in HOW MANY MONTHS NOW?!

I started with NNW to get momentum before jumping back into CAC. Not to mention I need to do a reread so I can make sure the new chapter will flow well from the old one and refresh my memory while I'm at it. I won't post a spoiler preview for that (it could jinx things after all) but I will post the little write up I got for another scene for my Doctor Who! Crack piece. Not even gonna lie, it's probably the first scene I've had the idea for that actually made ME laugh as I was typing the summary. Good times you guys. Good times. ^_^

It was late in the evening and the Doctor was sitting at the kitchen table. Head and shoulders hunched inward as he wrote on the sheaf of paper before him. With a flourish of his fountain pen on the last word, the Doctor sat up and relaxed properly into his chair, a wistful smile on his face.

(Master comes over, peering over his shoulder and asks what the Doctor is doing. The Doctor tries to hide it, claiming they're episode rough drafts, but the Master grabs it, citing his need as a staff writer to see what he's got in mind, before loudly exclaiming that the Doctor was writing poetry. Love Poetry. In Gallifreyan. Badly. The Master dips and dodges the Doctor's attempts to get the paper back while the Master reads aloud:

Forever she shall be my star.
Though once I held her near,
Now she must guide me from afar.

He makes fun of the horrible rhyme and words choices. The Doctor claims he's translating to English on purpose just to make it sound terrible. Gleeful, the Master leads them outside where Romana is sitting and reading, (human slow) so to try and embarrass the Doctor further by showing her.

Romana listens to a few lines as he reads but doesn't show much reaction other than to look away from her book. When the Master stops, smiling broadly, she takes a second and then smirks at him while the Doctor snatches back his poetry. Romana teases the Master of being envious of the Doctor's ability to write emo poetry as he's never felt love like that, a fact she already knew of course, and that he should go away so she can read. The Doctor preens before realizing what Romana said about his poetry and goes off, muttering and smoothing out his now crumpled paper. The Master tries to claim their human relationship while they'd been fob watched was real, and Romana claims that if he really felt that way then he would be able to produce poetry of the same caliber for her, now wouldn't he?

Determined to prove her wrong, the Master pulls up a chair across from the Doctor – now back at the dinning room table – and swipes one of the sheets of paper before hunching over to write his own poetry. Pausing for a moment to ask the Doctor's opinion on having a rhyme about her idiocy, to which he claims that he'd rather want to go the other direction with a love poem. The Master just takes this as further proof that he doesn't know anything about true Gallifreyan poetry and keeps the verse...until he sees the Doctor has gone back to his own writing, as he then takes the moment to scratch out the verse.)

laialda: (filler)
So flisters, you may or may not have noticed a lack of any activity from me from about...mid November. The main reason for that being my friend and I were last minute confirmed for a table at the gaming convention Magfest. This of course meant the 5 months I originally had to make my little dolls suddenly became 1.5 and i had to crochet and sew like a mad woman.

All the work paid off in the end though as my friend and I had a kick ass time at the con and each made over 1k selling our geeky crafts. :D We were also interviewed! So if you'd like to see a tired Saturday morning me takling about my stuff then just click on the link here.

The most surprising thing for me at the con was just how popular Doctor Who was with gamers. I sold my 11th Doctor, 10th Doctor, 10th Doctor in Blue, Cyberman, and a plush TARDIS. Only poor Rose didn't sell :( Though I gave out lots of business cards to people anxious to see what new Doctor Who dolls I would make, so that's exciting as I love new friends/stalkers. ^_^

Two girls also made my weekend by knowing who/where my Hatter doll was from and we gushed over Mr. Potts for a good few minutes. :D

This was my first convention where I've been able to talk to people who are buying my dolls and it was really great to see how many people like my little creations, and talk to them about them. As such, I do have about 5 doll commissions to make before I can get started on new ones for my next convention in April (A comic con so lots of superhero dolls coming this way soon), but before then I want to churn out some new chapters for Curious and Curiouser. Poor chapter 11 has been in my head since June and I'd like to reward my faithful readers by writing up maybe another 4-5 chapters to post over the next 2 months so that while I'm working on dolls and things I don't have to worry about trying to write at the same time.

I'd also like to get some chapters written for my DW/Alice crossover New New Wonderland as I really want to get to the second arc as I've FINALLY over the last few months started to figure out how I'd change the plot of Alice. :)

Well, I've got one gaming onesie commission down and one to go before starting my dolls, but I'll be around the interwebs while I work so you should start seeing me around more. ^_^
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)
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 [ profile] coffeecupcakesx are enjoying the idea. I hope you all enjoy part 2. :)

Part 2 behind the cut )

Part 1
Part 3    Part 4
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: (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 )
laialda: (excited)
Just saw the article for this and of course it would be in Japan. I would jump at the chance to go to this bar/restaurant for my next birthday. Well done theme from what the pictures show.

....damn, now I feel the need to write an Alice one shot where the pair visits this place >.<
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: (Run)
Chapter should be done tonight, but here's a tease for a scene I've been looking forward to writing for many many months. After the cut for those who don't wish to spoil themselves. ^_~Read on? )


Read on? )
laialda: (Default)
Just got back to good old Mary's land and I am so very much not looking forward to work tomorrow. XP It rained/stormed just about every night in Orlando but I'd always left the park by then so it wasn't too bad. Sucked Sat. night though as the water taxi to the hotel wasn't running so I had to walk about 1.5 miles back to the hotel in 90 degree weather plus was about as fun as it sounds.
Still, I had an AWESOME time at the parks! ^_^

Click on the cut to read more details or trip )

Look for picspam of Hogwarts and Hogsmeade tomorrow evening sometime if you're interested in seeing said things. XD
laialda: (curious)
So last week at work, I spilled a drink on my writing notebook and ruined it. >.< *sigh* So I've spent this afternoon copying over the all the notes and such I still need into my new one and came across this scene I'd jotted down and forgotten about. It's dialog only again and it's between Harry and the twins. Thought you might enjoy seeing how I plan on writing the twins. ^_^ Bold is Harry, regular text is the twins. Enjoy!

(Hit the jump for text) )
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: (Default)
I've had the idea for this plot for awhile where Hatter goes to Alice's world before the events of the movie by about a year or so and meets her then. Since I'm already trying to rewrite one major plot though I just don't have the time or energy to do another >.< I just wish someone would tell my brain that. When I kept getting stuck on chapter two it would rear it's little head and go 'Hey! You know how you want some of these scenes to go. Why not write them! :D'

So I did. Just so they'd leave me alone, and it worked well enough. As I mentioned before though, I don't like leaving unfinished scenes around on my hard drive as it makes me want to finish them, and I am a firm believer that sharing it caring ;P Enjoy!

“You sure about this Hatter?” March pressed seriously as the two waited in a room off to the side of the Looking Glass, “There’s no coming back if you change your mind.”

 Hatter raised an eyebrow skeptically at him, “Seeing as how I’ve called in just about all of my favors for this trip. I think we can safely say that the time to back out has long since passed yeah?”

 “True enough,” March shrugged unconcerned now and looked out the door before cracking out a crick in his neck, “Let’s make it look good then.”

David Hatter only just managed to catch himself as he shot out of the Looking Glass. Moaning as his arm was unable to hold him up and he rolled over to lay flat on his back. Fuck me…that hurt,” he groaned before moving his right arm up to wipe off the blood from his spilt lip. Attempting to stand proved that Marchie had likely bruised a few ribs as well, but none of it was damage that wouldn’t heal up in a day or two. With the show they’d up on for the techs running the mirror though, no one was likely to look into his ‘banishment’ from Wonderland outside of work gossip. 

He felt a moment of pure panic as he groped about in his jacket pocket for what seemed to be a missing item before the euphoric rush filled him as he finally grasped the miniature trunk. Hatter’s entire life was in that trunk as it contained not only the money from selling his shop and valuables, but the papers that would prove his citizenship to this world. His entire life fit in that one box right now. 

Looking outside the unfinished building in the construction site the Looking Glass had so violently deposited him, he could see the a single waning moon like a Cheshire’s grin hung high in the sky and me smiled back at it. His escape did feel very Cheshire worthy after all and he took his first breath deep breath of freedom out from under the Queen’s rule.

“Morning Alice,” the freckled red head chirped a greeting at the brunette walking in the door; sending curious looks to the far side where tarps were being set up.

 “Hey Chloe,” she distractedly replied as she stopped in front of the other side of the counter, “Are you guys closing the cafe? I thought business had picked up?”

 Chloe’s look became serious as she paused in preparing Alice’s usual drink, “Actually…they were thinking of closing if we didn’t bring in better numbers by the end of this month, but thankfully some guy bought the place instead.” She smiled brightly before continuing, “He’s got this wicked vision to redesign the place so we will be shuting down for a few weeks while that gets done but…oh Alice it’ll be so amazing when we do reopen!” 

Alice smiled at her enthusiasm and paid for her usual morning drink before taking a sip and sighing contently, “Will it really take that long? I don’t know what I’ll do with out my daily fix.” 

“Pretty sure,” Chloe shrugged and then peered to her left at the people moving about down there. She pointed as her eye caught sight of one of them, “You can go ask the new owner if you want though. Name’s David. He’s got a squashed brown hat on his head and devilishly cute. See ‘em? 

Alice looked down that way and seeing only one person in a hat, nodded that she did before waving a goodbye and carefully picking her way across the floor to speak with the new owner of her favorite café. Just as she was about to tap him on the shoulder to get his attention however, he spun around suddenly in her direction; throwing off her balance and narrowly avoiding knocking her drink out of her hand, and all over her. 

“Whoa! Sorry about that,” the man apologized in a thick British accent and helped to steady her, “Can I help you find something then? It’s a bit tricky down at this end right now ya see, and I wouldn’t want you take a spill.” He grinned widely as he released her and Alice had to admit to herself that the image was satisfyingly attractive. 

“It’s my fault,” she protested, “Chloe told me you were the new owner and I just had some questions about how long the place might be closed during the remodeling.” Alice raised the cup in her right hand a little higher and smiled, “I don’t know how I’ll survive finals week without my morning cup.” 

He gestured to the cup, “May I?” 

Confused and slightly curious, Alice reluctantly parted with what might be the last cup of tea she’d be getting for weeks and passed it to the new owner’s waiting hands. He expertly pulled off the lid and took a whiff of the hot contents and closed him eyes for a second or two before reattaching the top and passing her drink back. “Chinese Black tea with a splash of the vanilla hazelnut cream?” he purposed and Alice gaped for a minute before grinning widely. 

“Wow…at least I know the place will still be good hands,” she chuckled lightly. 

“Yeah, we’ll be carrying my own special blends on the new menu as well,” he gestured back to the counter with another charming grin, “Care for a free sample?”

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