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This year I wrote a Scarlet Pimpernel fic - The Truth of Her Face, Chauvelin and some Marguerite, pre-books.

... I used Yuletide to write something I've been pondering for ages: Chauvelin's attitude to, well, revolution. Though of course I could have done more and better... Maybe it will be enough of a push to write more about ScaPim, which I love despite all its faults (well, I have tons of doubts about Sir Percy Hits Back, and I actually haven't read the last half of books because it was a bit too much for me. But I love the characters)

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Nov. 3rd, 2012 03:58 pm
taelle: (diary)
This is the post for Yuletide request panic. Dear Yulewriter letter should be coming next - and yes, I should've written it earlier, I fail at this too.

Aaaaaah, I am going to fail. I have no imagination and no education, I am so not worthy! *runs in circles, screams and shouts*

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Oct. 18th, 2012 03:42 pm
taelle: (diary)
There are fandoms for which I'd like to maybe write but am too afraid of failing. This is actually me pondering about Yuletide and what to offer and remembering the things already written for those fandoms, and... argh. If I write for myself, I can just never show it to anyone, but to write a bland stupid nothing in a rare fandom which usually has gems for Yuletide...
taelle: (diary)
For Yuletide I wrote a Miss Pym Disposes fanfic called Reemergence.

It is quite possibly underresearched, luckily betaed at the last moment (thanks to helpful Yuletide person Trialia), brought me even more doubts about my writing abilities than usual - but was possibly the most interesting and sort of personally timely thing I ever did for Yuletide. Thanks to my recipient Kinetikatrue for giving me the chance to write this.

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Dec. 28th, 2011 12:01 am
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My Yuletide recipient still has not commented. *is worried*

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Dec. 22nd, 2011 01:23 am
taelle: (London)
I finished the first draft of Yuletide story. 4,5 thousand words. Go me. Tomorrow I'll be rereading it and hoping it won't make me want to kill myself. Not sure about betaing, though - oh well, we'll see.

Also, the architectural bureau my sister and her friends organized won a competition for a project of a sign to be put on the highways at the entrance to the city. Good: they need a name even more than they need money.

I am still enjoying reading Contested Will.

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Dec. 21st, 2011 07:21 am
taelle: (diary)
Yuletide panic breeds stupidity.

I caught myself at sort of wondering whether perhaps I shouldn't default instead of giving to my recipient a bad, no good, awful story.
taelle: (diary)
The Yuletide story passed the 1000-word mark. This is, I think, less than half.
I am deeply suspicious of it. First, it seems too easy - I sit down to make myself do at least 100 words, and do 300. And it's kind of a simple story. And maybe too fix-it (though that's what the requester seems to want). And I still don't hate it. Obviously it must be crap.

Also, I suspect I'd need if not a canon-beta, then at least a time-period beta, and I am afraid of looking for one, because I am afraid she'd tell me it's all non-autentic crap which has to be taken out, and then I won't have time or ideas to redo stuff.

Woe is me, obviously.

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Nov. 20th, 2011 07:40 am
taelle: (rain)
I am trying to learn to take intervals between work - the non-computer intervals. Not so good for now - some cross-stitching, half an episode of Sasameki Koto, and then I turned to websurfing again. But it's a start. I think.

I also went and joined Yuletide; I spent a lot of time choosing offers that I am not just able to write, but would find it fun to write. And yet... I am feeling strange. I've been writing and posting fic for more than ten years now, I did all the Yuletides and many other ficathons. So why am I suddenly all like "but my fic will be boring and unworthy and I should not even try"? This is, I think, related to my bouts of misanthropy, but still not totally clear. However, it does not stop me from writing and planning stuff, merely from being social about it.

Speaking of planning and writing stuff, I made too long a pause in writing. Need to get back to it - but not today, I think. Too tired, and it's too late already.

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Nov. 17th, 2011 09:08 pm
taelle: (rain)
And now they are thinking of a Federal-level law for this stupidity of ours. And I'm not even surprised, but I keep being surprised by homophobia on the fandom level (from an anon meme type thingy: "I am annoyed at people rallying against this law. Come on, people, do you really think that propaganda of homosexuality is normal?")

... in possibly cheerier matters, mail finally delivered me some fannish goodies. And I might be drifting towards Yuletide after all.

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Nov. 4th, 2011 03:34 pm
taelle: (books)
I looked at Yuletide ineligible fandoms, and practically everything I could have wanted is there. So... I can't go there with one fandom, guess I'm not going there. ... breaking a personal tradition, since I've done all the Yuletides since the very first one. And yes, I do care about things like that.

Also, another chapter of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone got me rather annoyed with Hagrid. As if his using 'muggle' almost as a swearword weren't enough, I totally did not remember that when he got really angry with Vernon for saying bad things about Dumbledore, he attacked not Vernon (which still would be bad - he's physically larger and can do some magic - but understandable), but Dudley. That's just... nasty, imho.

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Oct. 8th, 2011 02:56 am
taelle: (Default)
Will this job ever end? ... at the speed I am working now, it probably won't. I'm not sure whether I'm writing today, though I have another silly drabble idea.

BTW, Yuletide time soon. Maybe it'll be saner not to participate. It'd be sad - I participated in each one since the first one, and I do love me some personal tradition, but. I don't even know what I want (except for Takarazuka, and no one's writing that). Oh hell, maybe I should offer War and Peace, if I finish it by then... Do _I_ want a War and Peace fic? I think I want a Fforde crossover, and the things people do write for Russian classics for Yuletide tend to be slash.  No, seriously, I googled War and Peace fanfics and found some slash. Which is awesome - I love other people's squee and I love that someone's excited enough to write fic for that - but that particular pairing leaves me cold.

I am so confused. And tired.

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Dec. 20th, 2009 12:02 am
taelle: (Default)
Heeee, Yuletide-fic is finished, two days before deadline and simultaneously with digging through work deadlines. I am the queen of everything I survey! Well, mostly. Now... off to find a beta.

P.S.: and it doesn't even seem too awful a fic, if I say so myself.

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