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Starting tomorrow, with the start of my summer classes coinciding notwithstanding,I will start reading Destructive Emotions: How Can We Overcome Them? A Scientific Dialogue with the Dalai Lama by Daniel Goleman with the Dalai Lama.

I'll keep a journal, too, as I read.  It's quite a hefty material.

FMA Ch. 96

Jun. 14th, 2009 03:40 am
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Thoughts on it:
  1. Sig & Izumi have a really good marriage.
  2. The Armstrong siblings' reactions to the Curtis' display of strength was amazing.
  3. Hohenheim is awesome.  I'm calling it: he's talking about the human heart, what else.
  4. I WANT CH. 97 NOW. =\
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Finally making progress again.  Eurgh.  Got me a little worried when I thought I was going nowhere w/ this idea again.

Soundtrack for this fic:

"The Scientist" by Coldplay
"Hoppipolla" by Wenzel Templeton and Robert Pegg for the movie, Penelope

shoujo

Jun. 3rd, 2009 04:19 pm
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I've been reading a lot of shoujo manga lately and I've noticed that there's a common theme.
  • Average girl w/ not-so-average looks
  • Girl meets w/ hot guy that's smart, talented, and rich in something
  • Rejects his advances
  • Guy confesses why he prefers girl above all other girls, who are equally attractive
  • ...eventually falls for him
It's all so silly fluff but it's amusing, so I like it.
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I don't think it's disheartening to read the excellent fanfic written about Heero and Relena.  It's just that I don't know where to place myself when I'm writing them.  The amount of detail and thought that those writers put into their stories... do they actually write notes?  What about outlines?  Do they also seek outside sources to keep their plots so tight?  How many times did they really watch the series?  Perhaps I should acquire the boxset of Gundam Wing myself... It's always been my intention, and it's not the desire that's lacking: it's the money to buy it.  It always is.

Somehow, I feel like even writing 'romance' seems frivolous if it meant disregarding the Preventers, UESA...

I don't know what I'm really saying, actually.  I just know that it's a little confusing where to place myself when I write them.  I'd like to be able to say that whatever I write and the ones that I do put out there, I want to be happy w/ it and I want readers to be happy with it while taking into account that there's no pleasing everyone.

blockade

May. 31st, 2009 12:03 am
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This is one of the stories that I'm happiest about writing, but I've hit a roadblock of some sorts.  I've given some thought about betas and what-not, but I'm worried about working w/ someone because I don't want their corrections to completely overrule what I want for the story.  I don't want to have to write the story in a way where I lose what I actually wanted to write out.

It's a little hard to explain.  Maybe it's because I haven't read enough books in the past 2 years or so.  Writing's harder when there isn't much deposited in the vocabulary bank.

pilot

May. 29th, 2009 01:59 am
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I got this account from a Twitter post with the hashtag "#dreamwidth" so thank you, random Twitter user, for sharing the invite code indiscriminately.  I'm not as generous as I should be, but I will share my invites w/ those who want them.

I finished reading Kodomo no Omocha and my, it brought back awesome memories.  It got a little ridiculous towards the first 4 chapters of the last volume, so I skipped over that.  But overall it's still one of my most favorite series.

I started writing fic for it too, but I'm taking a break.  I don't want it to sound too contrived.  The plot bunnies came hopping, so I had to indulge them.

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