Added ten or twelve of my newer pieces to my writing masterpost and am now very confused as to how I’ve even found the time to write all these things.

posted 18 hours ago with 4 notes

dragoneko :

What fic did you enjoy writing the most and what fic are you most satisfied with the final result of? (Bonus: What fic idea made you laugh evily the most as you brainstormed/wrote it?)

Ooh, I like this question!

As for overall enjoyment, I had a blast writing Bored. I got really caught up in the whole atmosphere of Zoeycast - I think the entirety of that fic took me an hour. That might be a record for me! I also really enjoyed writing Seeing Red, Emptiness, Create Destroy, and a few others that had to do with Rythian’s characterization. As much as I love to write romantic fluff, I’m a development enthusiast at heart. Anything Ridgephos was generally fun to write, too. Oh! And I liked coming up with Stranger Things, considering I wrote the majority of that in Central Park on a spare bit of paper and it was perfect. There have been lots of interesting fics!

Not sure what to say about pieces I’m satisfied with, though. I’m a perfectionist, it’s a given that I’m not going to like things when I go back through them. I will however say that I’m ecstatic that Dear Diary looked exactly like it did in my head. That was great! I’d love to do something like that again in the future.

And about evilness, well, you were there when I came up with Dear Diary - much evil laughter, very malicious grin. And I’ll admit that I cracked up when I wrote the line about it being Rythian’s birthday. There are a couple of other little details that I slipped into that fic that I’m giggling at the thought of people finding too, ehehe. :)

posted 19 hours ago with 4 notes

Anonymous :

What is the capital of Assyria?

There were four of them all at different times totally did not just look that up I’m just all knowing yup.

posted 20 hours ago with 3 notes

p-h-a-n-t-a :

*runs in late with starbucks* WAIT MAY I HAVE A HUG FROM THE PERSON WHO RUINED MY SOUL (you)

YES YOU MAY

UNFORTUNATELY I AM ON THE OTHER SIDE OF A SCREEN BUT CONGRATS YOU HAVE JUST BEEN PIXELATED-LY HUGGED BY A CRUISE LINER IMAGINE THAT

posted 21 hours ago with 4 notes

onlyshipleftstanding:

Wowza that’s a big number! You can be sure that’s not what I expected when I created this blog, geeze.

In celebration, now’s your chance to ask any questions of me, your friendly neighborhood cruise liner. That’s right, it’s Ask-Onlyship Time! Ever wanted to know about my writing process, fandoms, or the polished and shining 50,000 tons of steel holding this ship together? Now’s your chance. Ask away, you six hundred people you (man that’s actually a terrifying sentence).

And thanks for clicking that follow button. I appreciate it.

Is that really all you guys want to know?


tangential-note :

Do all the crazy, brilliant AU ideas just come to you, or is there some process by which they are arrived at?

Some AUs I get from bouncing ideas off of other people (usually the every-indulgent Dragon), some I get from experiences I have in real life (if you ever see me writing coffeeshop AUs you can guess I’m probably in NYC), and some appear more or less randomly in the absolute mess that is my head.

posted 22 hours ago with 10 notes

Anonymous :

How do you go about editing your work before you post it?

I thought I’d get this question! Much to the chagrin of English teachers everywhere, I do all editing myself. Peer reviewing was never really my style, although occasionally Dragon will read something over for me when she’s up for it.

For most things, I use three simple steps:

Step 1 - After I’m finished writing I go back through and read everything, looking primarily for words and phrasing that I don’t like. Sometimes this includes taking out overused sayings or changing up the order of things, but other times this means deleting half of the work and writing it all again. It’s situation dependent, obviously!

Step 2 - After I’ve finished going through it the first time I read the entire thing to myself again out loud, focusing on editing for typos and other mistakes. Usually I find more phrasing I don’t like and take out/change that too.

Step 3 - Finally I end by taking a break and stepping away from the computer for a bit. After doing something else for a little while I come back and read it, pretending that it’s on someone else’s blog, and criticize it like I would any other piece of writing. This is more general editing, looking for everything from shoddy sentence length to unnecessary or OOC dialogue. With longer pieces this might cause me to rework an entire section and end up throwing me back to step one, which stinks but is sometimes unavoidable.

This whole process can take me anywhere from an hour to a full day, depending on what I’m doing and how much I like the original piece. It’s not unusual for me to take longer to edit than I do to write, not in the slightest!

posted 22 hours ago with 7 notes

thesilverinfinity :

Have you ever had any close calls with large floating blocks of solid water?

Not me personally, but a cousin of mine a while ago came up against one about, oh, 100 years ago and didn’t fare so well. :(

posted 22 hours ago with 4 notes

Wowza that’s a big number! You can be sure that’s not what I expected when I created this blog, geeze.

In celebration, now’s your chance to ask any questions of me, your friendly neighborhood cruise liner. That’s right, it’s Ask-Onlyship Time! Ever wanted to know about my writing process, fandoms, or the polished and shining 50,000 tons of steel holding this ship together? Now’s your chance. Ask away, you six hundred people you (man that’s actually a terrifying sentence).

And thanks for clicking that follow button. I appreciate it.

posted 22 hours ago with 15 notes

Some people are turning the whole shipping Fizone in minecraft versus shipping Zoethian thing into a shipping war and personally I think that’s silly. Ship ‘em both! Who cares, really? Both adorable, both great ships, 15/10 would fangirl again.

posted 1 day ago with 45 notes