lilgryphon: (zephyr qull)
2009-11-26 10:02 pm

Master Post


I thought it was time I make a master post of my writing so that it is a bit easier to find what you’re looking for if you’ve found your way here.  This will also be the only time I'm going to 'warn' for slash. If M/M relationships bother you it's time to hit the back button.


Rajala Universe

If you spend time reading my journal you’ll find that I mention Rajala or Tiger Eyes frequently. TE is the novel that I’ve been working on for years, but have recently started a serious edit for it. I’ve been swaping chapters with Skimble, whose journal you should check out; she has some amazing characters of her own. I allow very limited access to TE, but I do have a couple short pieces that take place in Rajala that I’ve left public.

Judgment

A Royal Mage in service to Rajala is desperate to return home and confront rumors and truths.

Spider

My own little fanfiction with Bryan as my victim…A quick oneshot. 

Full Circle

This is a piece that I work on whenever I find the chance. It started out as a short story, but in most cases I tend to write things that are either very short or epic length. I don’t know which one this is going to be yet. I hate to give it a true summery because this is one of those pieces that needs to unfold for the reader. Still a WIP.

Part One
Part Two

Black and White

The Black and White series began with the short story – wait for it – Black and White. I had originally planned to use this concept in one of my Rajala pieces, but I couldn’t seem to make it fit with the characters that I had intended it for. Then one day I sat down and wrote almost the entire piece in one sitting. The series explores the life of Jack and his best friend David, and later Shawn. If the names sound familiar to anyone, I swear, Jack and David were purely random names I had picked and once *I* made the connection I was already attached to them. This began as something to work on when TE just wasn't flowing, and now it's become quite addicting for me.

Black and White

David’s having issues concentrating in class, and Jack finds the entire situation amusing.

It's Jack

Shawn’s facing finals and Yale in the coming fall, it’s time to leave a part of his life behind, and he’s not sure he’s ready to.

This isn't Arcata - WIP


Connecticut
isn’t Arcata and Shawn’s still trying to sort it all out.

Part 1
Part 2

 

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2009-09-05 05:17 pm

All I Want to Touch is You

It's here, finally!! This piece was a request from Skimble to take Kennan from my Rajala universe and Jack from my Black and White series and put them in the same story. I'm still not sure if I'm entirely happy with it for various reasons, but here it as.

 

All I Want to Touch is You )
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2009-08-30 08:25 pm
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Quick Update

Well I'm getting ready to head to bed; tomorrow is my first day on the job. I’ll be up bright and early at 6AM!! Spent the last few days mostly with Jason and trying to get some stuff finished around the house I've been meaning to do. Looked over chapter ten some more; wrote a bit for the change, but I'm still messing with it. I don't want this to come off as me playing the 'but its fantasy’ card, or as I like to call it, vampire sperm. I'm also still working on my Kennan/Jack fic - it just keeps getting longer... I'm having issues with the opening scene (I think I've redone it five or six times) but once I'm happy with it I will make a post.

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2009-08-29 09:57 pm
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I just have to get this out...

You know, I don't usually use my lj for rants...in fact I don't think I ever have, but I just had to get this off my chest so I could get some damn sleep.

Idiots that think it's a god idea to breed their dog... )



If you read all that, give yourself a cookie.

lilgryphon: (zephyr qull)
2009-08-29 05:12 am
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You know, sometimes I have some freaky ass dreams and last night was one of them. I hate snakes like Bryan hates spiders (more than that, actually) so dreaming about them is always a bad thing. So apparently I had a cat that turned into a snake every few weeks while it was 'molting'. I know, makes zero sense, as our dreams so often do. Strange thing was, the snat/cake would still act like a cat while it was a snake and was really attached to me...and I was just as terrified of snakes in the dream as I am when I'm awake. For once I was glad to get up at five in the morning...I mean really, where the hell did that one come from?

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2009-08-25 09:36 pm
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Falling asleep at the keyboard...

Man, I'm turning into a wuss...it's 9:30 and I'm ready to fall asleep I'm so tired. I've spent the day with my mom and Liz, had a blast at the zoo and playing Risk. I’ve only just got home and its time for me to fall into bed.

 

I was way excited because we went to the zoo to see a baby giraffe and snow leopard cub...and I got a surprise bonus - tiger cubs!! They hadn't announced them, and just put them out today...I'm sure you can guess how psyched I was. One of my first purchases after I start working is going to be a year pass to the zoo because I'm going to be going up there a lot!

 

Skimble, I started to reply to your messages, but I feel really unqualified to do so tonight. I promise I’ll get back to you tomorrow, and I’ll see what I can do to post something new for you to read, too.

lilgryphon: (Ari)
2009-08-20 03:40 pm

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So I went down to get my badge for my new job today, and found out some more about the benefits I'll be getting - good insurance!! I'm so psyched, I haven't had insurance with a copay since I still lived at home...

Afterward I came home and settled down to do some work, I want to get the Swiss Mountain Dogs written up today before digging back into TE some more. I've also got a piece that pertains to Xvander I'm itching to get out. Well, I sat down, and the thing about working on Worldly Dogs is I need a lot of room for my books, but I've been dealing with the space I have for the last few days. Today I decided it was time to clean my desk, which is always cluttered because I've got bits of paper and print outs everywhere. No joke, I found five, five! different notebooks.

Most of it pertained to TE, some to Worldly Dogs, and I made another stack, not quite as large as the one for my own book that involves Vay, Sorano, Kalle (I'm ashamed to say I had completely forgotten him!) and all the rest of Skimble's characters. That's right, Skimble, they're taking over! I'm not complaining though, and now my desk is relatively clean and organized. Jason will be shocked when he wakes up...

I'm off to get some more work done. I managed to write up pages for all three Schnauzers yesterday (Standard, Giant, and Miniature), the Papillon/Phalene, and the Miniature Pinscher. Let’s see if I can get another five finished today…I've only got ten more days until I start work, and lots to get do!!

lilgryphon: (zephyr qull)
2009-08-18 10:46 pm
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I got a job!!!

Finally!! I've been trying to find work for six months now, ever since I moved back to Utah from Colorado. I was starting to think I'd never find another job. As a bonus the pay is about four dollars and hour better than i thought I'd get in Utah and even higher than my last job. (One of the reasons we moved to CO was because of the wage difference.) Now I just have to find a new place to rent and we'll be set for a while. I'll be starting in two weeks, which means I'm going to have to get a lot done on TE in the meantime.

I didn't get anything written today, but I did go on a four or five mile bike ride with my mom that kicked my butt. I haven't been working out since the move and I can sure feel it. I did get some more research done for the site though, so I'll be posting new stuff for it probably tomorrow.
lilgryphon: (Ari)
2009-08-18 12:02 am
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So I've been spending the last couple days working on my website, which is what I get for going to the bookstore and finding another dog book. I'm not really complaining. I started Worldly Dogs when I used to work for a company that taught people how to build their own websites and it was a requirement for employees to have one. Now it's really become a hobby of mine that I can go months without working on, but once I start - look out! I love mixed breeds, and when the (horrid) day comes for me to get a new dog it will be another mutt, but the history of the individual breeds fascinates me. I added three new breeds in the last two days, the Boxer, Bullmastiff, and Irish Wolfhound
 

 

Cut for usless wolfhound trivia... )

 


I'm still trying to tie up Kennan's crackfic and I've started a bit on the new rewrite. I always get less done when Jason has his days off, but that's a good thing! :)


lilgryphon: (zephyr qull)
2009-08-13 01:02 am

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I thought it was time to post an update, as it's been just about forever since I've really posted anything on here. Some days life is just a struggle, and it has been for me a lot lately, but I think I'm finally starting to pull out of it. Nothing is really fixed or changed, it's just that I'm resolved to the fact that I can only do what I can do, and focus on the things that I do have the power to change. So as I continue to fight to find work and worry over where exactly we are going to move to by October, I'm trying to swing a big part of my focus back to my writing, where it should be. When I write I'm happier with life, even when it isn't going so great.

TE and other ramblings )

 



lilgryphon: (Ari)
2009-08-07 11:19 pm
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Kill it! No, stun it!


So I watched Sleepy Hollow for the first time today with Jason. This particular scene had me cracking up, spiders and lemon juice style. I know you'll get it, Skimble, even if no one else does!!




I know I haven't been around a lot lately, and I'm going to try and remedy that in the next few days. Look for more coherent posts and comments in the next little while...
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2009-08-04 10:17 pm

Writer's Block: Fantasy Sports

[Error: unknown template qotd]You know, this is the first time I've ever answered a "writer's block", but I'm calling bullshit. The whole idea of baseball playing vampires is wrong on so many levels to begin with...All I want to know (other than *how* they produce sperm) is if they hit the damn ball so hard that it sounds like thunder, why doesn't the bat break??

Screw picking a baseball player I'm calling Blade...

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2009-07-25 11:52 pm
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Recent Pics



I finished updating my deviantart account today and thought I'd add some of my new favorites here.

Recent Pics )

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2009-07-23 10:24 pm
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Because everyone else is doing it...

Look, peer pressure!!

5th Sentence Rules:
* Grab the book nearest you. Right now.
* Turn to page 56.
* Find the fifth sentence.
* Post that sentence along with these instructions in a note to your entry.
* Don't dig for your favorite book, the coolest, the most intellectual.
Use the CLOSEST.

Let's see, the closest book I've got in front of me is Queen's Own, a trilogy by Mercedes Lackey. I'm also wondering why it's on my desk, because I don't remember putting it there.

"And there,” Elcarth said with satisfaction, "Is just the person I was needing."


Also, I saw Half Blood Prince today. Normally I would have been there the day it came out, but I wasn't able to go while in Pittsburgh. I've only just gotten my sister to read HP and she's barely finished GoF.

I was presently surprised and overall I have little complaints. HBP was much better than OoTP - when it came out I was practically rabid throughout the whole movie. *Spoilers* I suppose, if you continue, but not much. 

 

Half Blood Prince )

 

lilgryphon: (zephyr qull)
2009-07-22 10:40 pm
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Skimble's Challenge II

While we continue to swap things back and fourth, here's the next one for you. Don't forget this round we're throwing everyone we know and love right out the window...

Setting: I'll give you the same - Anywhere, anything you like, as long as it has nothing to do with anything you've previously written.
Colours: Blue and Yellow
Characters: well-worn cowboy/dentist
Event: pain, the more the better
Starting Sentence: It was too damn hot for this...

Now, *rubs hands together*, for you're closing paragraph I want to see 'where is that dog?'. 

Good luck, I know I need some!!
lilgryphon: (Ari)
2009-07-21 10:46 am

Home Again and Updates

My mom and I flew in from Pittsburgh last night, it was good to be home again, but I'm already missing everyone. I missed Jason and my pups terribly, but I was sad to leave, too.

Our Trip )

Onto non-trip related news, I did get most of my challenge done for Skimble on the plane ride over to Pittsburgh. I'm hoping I'll get it typed and finished tonight so I can post it. Maybe I've broke through my writers block!

I don't know how busy I'll be in the next few days; now that I'm back I need to catch up on the job hunt front. I really need to find some work; Jason and I are kind of drowning over here. With Suz coming home it's also time to start searching for an apartment, and I'm a bit worried about what we are going to be able to afford...

 

With all that I’ll try to get the chance to go back through everyone’s posts in the last week and catch up with everyone. I’m dreading doing the same on deviant art…


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2009-07-13 10:11 pm
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Off to Pittsburgh

Yay!! I'm flying out to visit my sister in the morning with my mom. I don't know how much I'll be around the next week, but I will respond to everyone's posts ASAP.  I'm pretty excited for this trip, I've never been back east before, and I haven't seen my youngest niece since she was a month old. It's only been a few months, but I miss them terribly. Wish me luck for some writting while we're in the air!!
lilgryphon: (Ari)
2009-07-12 02:32 am
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. . .

Sigh.

Things really aren't picking up for me over here. I have projects coming out of my ears and I'm getting nowhere with them. It isn't exactly writer's block, I've got plenty of ideas, but once I try to get them down on paper nothing wants to come out and what does is a big mess of ramblings. Worse, I don't even have the motivation to work on anything.
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2009-07-01 12:35 am
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His Name Was John

I haven't written much of anything in days, things still aren't picking up for me. I did manage to write a piece with Gerrod I was somewhat happy with, but I don't plan on posting it until I get a bit more done.

This is, well, drabble mostly. I was on my way home and the song 'I Think His Name Was John' by Reba came on. I started thinking how sad it was for a woman to waste her life away pining for some guy she didn't even know, and came up with this. I couldn't turn it off and thought, what the hell, I'm not getting anything else done anyway. It's short, unedited, and complete. Enjoy it if you can!

 

His Name Was John )

I'm now off to see if I can get something else productive done.

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2009-06-28 06:06 pm
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Desktops

Alright, I haven't been writing at all lately. I think I'm suffering from writer's block, but hopefully I'm going to be able to get something done later on tonight. Instead I spent my day making Newsies screen shots and another desktop. Here they are if anyone is interested.

Newsies

Javid