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Underwater Aerie

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January 10th, 2014


Soooo...I'm still alive. Strange, I know -- it's been three years since I posted here, but I'm not dead -- I just had an issue with my email that I didn't get around to fixing until now. Now it's fixed, and one of my New Year's resolutions for this year is to finish a couple of stories and post them. I've got a couple in the pipeline that can go up with some editing, so that's not going to be difficult, I just have to do it.

I'm rootin' for me...

November 16th, 2010

The plot revealed

Okay. So, given NNWM, there hasn't been a lot of fanfictioning recently. That's not to say I haven't been working on my fics -- there's one, in particular, that's been getting some attention. Of course, I haven't started writing it.

Yes, you heard me.

What I HAVE been doing is working on the plot. I've been trying to figure out a decent plot for this stupid fic for something like a month. Though the main bits, as per usual, weren't too difficult, all of the nitty gritties, little things like continuity and motivation and stuff like that have taken me a while to sort out.

But, after who knows how many hours of going back to it, trying new ideas, futzing around until everything flowed together...I think I have it. I think (though I'm seriously not sure) that I might actually have a viable plot for this thing. More than that, I think I might have a halfway decent plot. Given that my plotting skills bite the big one, that's saying something. The fic is for Psych, and I think I actually have a case (though it's not really a big one, nor is it very traditional in the tradition of the show), it actually gets worked out over the course of the story, there's at least one sub-plot (which is what I actually started with, of course)...

I think I might have something here. Is it great? Oh hell no. Might it actually be a real, serviceable, COMPLETE story? Yes, I think it just might.

Now, heh heh heh, all I have to do is, you know, write it.

No pressure, or anything.

October 23rd, 2010

Grrrr...I don't know if it's just that FFN isn't updating real fast or what's going on, but I posted the epilogue for my story, but there aren't any reviews. Here I was hoping for a storm of reviews now that it's over...yeah, not so much.

Oh well.

I guess I shouldn't be greedy -- I've got 32 reviews already, though there aren't more than ten or eleven different people leaving them. The people who do leave reviews, however, really seem to like the story, so I guess I did something right.

I'm trying to decide when and if I should post this thing on PF. I'm guessing soon -- I don't want it to look like I've written a new story. There don't appear to be any rules about posting to both sites, so I guess I'll be okay posting it whenever I like. I'm just going to have to figure out PF's posting regulations (sigh). I'm not going to string it out this time, though -- I'm either going to post in extremely large chunks or all at once. My reason for this is that for the past week my life has pretty much revolved around FFN. I've been constantly checking to see if I have new reviews, editing and checking chapters that are ready to post, posting...yeah. It's gotten just a tad silly. So I'll figure out how to post to PF and just do it. Likely that should get done within the next few days -- tomorrow, maybe. Like I said: I don't want to disappoint my kind readers.

Now I just have to figure out how to download files from FFN so I can keep the tiny changes I made once the files were uploaded. And then I need to change a few MORE things that I found AFTER I posted and haven't bothered to change.


But still, no reviews now that the story is complete? REALLY????


October 19th, 2010


There are a lot of wonderful benefits to posting fanfiction.

The first, of course, it the reviews. They're like little nuggets of ego stroking, perfect for someone who needs near-constant validation, like myself. Even the (EXTREMELY rare) review that might point out a problem with a story rather than just praising it all up and down the site is flattering, because that person READ your story and was paying enough attention to give negative (or constructive) criticism.

Another benefit is that you've actually got something out there. It's nice to write something and share it and know that other people are reading it, people in Italy, in Germany...in the Czech Republic. That's a pretty great feeling.

The thing is, there's another benefit, one that is...less obvious. It's almost the exact opposite situation to the catch-22 I ranted about a few months ago. It's a bit hard to describe (well, no it's not, but I want to introduce it this way, so tough), so I'm going to set a scene for you.

I'm going through the chapter I just posted, making sure it's up okay (though why it wouldn't be, I have no idea). Sadly, it's something of a filler chapter, but hey, those happen. I finish the chapter and, of course, I'm a bit unsatisfied. That would be because it's a filler chapter (duh).

So, I open my trusty documents folder and navigate my way to where the story is stored. Once there, I proceed to read the next chapter of the story.

And the next.

And the next.

Once I'd finished reading my own story, I thought about those reviewers that posted how they couldn't WAIT for the next chapter.

Those poor, poor people, stuck waiting around for a chapter that I can just dive into any time I damn well please.

Because I wrote it.

Hee. Life is sometimes, very rarely, but sometimes, sweet.

October 18th, 2010

So far my devious plan of posting my story a little at a time to keep it at the top of the page and keep people reading it and reviewing seems to be working. Probably having a better summary would work better, but hey, the summary is appropriate to the story.

That said, yay, I have reviews! A lot? No. Reviews? YES! YAAAAY!!!!

So I guess I'll just keep pluggin' along, posting new chapters as my story falls through the ranks on the page. Yes, that's horrible. What can I say? I had the thing written before I started to post it, and posting it all at once would mean that NO ONE would see it. UGH, you know?

I guess that means I'm off to edit/upload another chapter. Heh.

October 16th, 2010


Okay, it took a little begging, but I did get a few reviews after the last posting. Yay! Of course, a few isn't a lot, but hey, they're reviews. I do love reviews. A check to my inbox also showed that lots of people got story alerts and favorited my story, so those are compliments of a different kind.

So yay, I got SOMETHING. Honestly, once I finish the dang stories, the only reason I post them is for the reviews. Otherwise, why would I bother? If the story's already finished, I can read it myself any time I want.


Meanwhile, there's technically another one in the works. I haven't started it yet, and the Psychfic I'd like to write is actually a lot closer to the layout of a normal episode than the last story, which was a bit more freeform. The fic I'd like to write next is, well...it could be an episode. It would work just fine in the universe; it could be tweaked to make it a perfectly normal episode of "Psych."

Hopefully, one day, when I write stuff like that it'll actually BE for a television show. What I wouldn't give, you know?


October 15th, 2010


Sigh. No one has reviewed my story. I know the summary isn't that great and the story isn't either, but...it's not THAT bad, and at least it's well-written.

No one? Really?

Sigh. Talk about disappointment.

October 14th, 2010

Putting it out there.

Well, I did it. I finally posted something (the first three chapters of my Psych fanfic) on FFN tonight. So far there are no reviews, but then I think they usually take a while to show up.

I really hope I get SOMETHING. Sniff!

October 13th, 2010

Fic finished.

Well, I've done it: I've written a fanfic for Psych. Written, edited, and decided it's ready. Is it good? Of course not -- the plot is pasted on top of an orgy of happy Asturiet scenes. Honestly, it's just an excuse to cover Shawn in tattoos and keep him from talking. That said, no matter how thin the plot, at least it's done.

Will it get posted?

Who knows?

September 30th, 2010

Fics to post...maybe.

I finished a fic today.

Okay, technically it was very very early this morning, practically yesterday, but I divvied it all up and made it pretty in Word docs today. I'm going to leave it alone for a week and then go back and try to make it postable.

I should probably do that with the SPN fic I wrote a year or so ago (actually, I have no idea when I wrote it, but it's been a while, and a year sounds good). Posting that is likely a decent idea. Even if it IS mpreg. Sorta. Kinda.

That's one of the reasons I haven't posted it -- I'm not quite sure if it qualifies as mpreg or not. On the one hand, yes, there's male pregnancy, but...it's not a human child, it's a demon baby, so it's arguable that it's really just a parasite, not a baby/fetus/whatever per se. Still, it's got some of the things that would squick people about mpreg, though none of the strange lovey dovey emotional stuff that sometimes shows up in there. I don't like that stuff anyway -- it's always so OOC.

So, I should probably post that. Once I edit the hell out of it, of course.

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