Undaunted, I have signed up for NaNoWriMo. The fantasy/romance idea that I've been kicking around and really, really love, is going to be the sacrificial project. You can find its NaNo page here.
You can all feel free to kick my ass for words come November 1st. In the meantime, I have porn to write, ebook formatting software to learn (so I can stop letting Amazon convert my word docs into whatever the hell it feels like), Dragon Naturally Speaking to train, and another fantasy novel to pound into a rough draft so I can start polishing off the WoW artifacts (look, it was easier to placeholder name the villain Illidan and the location Nethergarde Keep than to come up with real names).
And that is what I am doing. Now, I must go make myself a suitable writing icon.
One journal for each project's WORDS, one for each project's notes. Tags to keep things organized. So...exactly like my old spiral notebook and 3x5 card system, but online.
Sometimes, simple things with no learning curve are best.
You can at least pretend you're surprised, sheesh.
I am determined - DETERMINED! - to finish Enter the Dragonfly before the new Beast Wars DVDs hit my mailbox. (Remember a few weeks ago when I was determined - DETERMINED! - that this foray into Beast Wars was going to be brief? Yeah, well. That was before I knew there were DVDs coming. Shut up. I can be bought.)
But after that, there is a whole summer, filled with nights when it will be too hot to sleep outside of the wee hours. Nights I can spend writing, because if you think I'm touching yarn in a Nevada summer you're nuts. Nights when I will be utterly sleep deprived, and anything could wind up on the page.
So. Poll time! (The poll itself was created on Dreamwidth; I have no clue what'll happen when I crosspost to IJ.)
The first thing Dragovian should work on is...
A Dark Forsaken Road (Dragon Quest VIII) - Do you REALIZE how many years you've been one chapter away from defeating Rhapthorne?
Bird in the Hand (Beast Wars AU) - Just keep going with Beast Wars. Why mess with success? Also, Blackarachnia and Silverbolt need to properly meet.
Fallen Knight (Knight Rider) - If only for the angst inducing Big Reveal.
Indestructible (Knight Rider) - You have a story with two KITTs and you even need to ask this question? Really?
A Cowboy Needs a Horse (Knight Rider/Wildside crackover) - Angst angst angst angst crack. Sometimes, you just need a break. Besides, you can't go wrong by turning KITT into a horse.
That Dragon Quest VIII AU where Marcello's one of the good guys.
That Dragon Quest VIII AU where Marcello came back from the dead.
The Terrors of Traplodin (Thundarr the Barbarian) - Ariel takes on the bad guy without Thundarr and Ookla getting underfoot.
Something you have forgotten, but which I shall cleverly remind you of in comments.
Has a feline beast mode.
That's also a fuzor.
With some kind of bird.
Also? A flying unicorn companion.
TICKY WILL NOT BE MOCKED, DAMN YOU!
I, of course, reserve the right not to be bound by the poll results. On the other hand, bribery is permitted...nay, encouraged! Music recs, scent suggestions, plot bunny grooming, cookies lovingly baked in the likeness of your favorite character...why shouldn't victory go to the clever?
("Dragovian," you may ask, "why do you keep linking to the DVD set?" I will tell you true: I want it to sell many copies and ensure the release of seasons two and three, because my season two DVDs are in dire need of replacement. Find a new fandom! Buy them for friends! Buy them for random strangers! Just buy them.)
In pursuit of this goal, if you know Beast Wars, please feel free to suggest character themed music. (Hell, even if you don't know Beast Wars, knock yourself out.) I have an iTunes gift card, and I am not afraid to use it.
In other news, even though this hasn't been a particularly walking/standing heavy week, I'm in so much pain I'm considering chopping my legs off at the knees. Fucking ankles.
( Cut for pure, barely punctuated stream of consciousness from where I bitched about this in 750 words. Ware the run-on sentence. )
Edit: I am a sap.
( I am not even capable of being rational about this scene, I'm sorry. )
And yes, I really am going to switch POV at this point. Because I am evil. ^__^
( I love Cape buffalo. They are big, they are mean, they will fuck you up because they feel like it. LOVE, I tell you. LOVE. If I didn't need an opportunity for Blackarachnia and Silverbolt to meet, the Preds could just sit this one out and let the wildlife handle things. Did I mention love? (Though to be honest, at this point they've only just seen the buffalo.) )
There's an AU in that. Someone should totally write it for me. To reward me for not coming home with a puppy. Or console me for not coming home with a puppy. One of those.
Edit: And then there are days when I almost think that would have been for the best. ::smacks Silverbolt in the head::
Edit2: Not to mention the days when I think we just shouldn't let boys play at all and it's really time to bust out the damn lionesses, already. ::smacks Cheetor in the head, too::
Cheetor: Bolt? Do you...have the faintest idea why she did that?
Silverbolt: Not really, no.
In other news, I think I have worn out my fic brain and will probably not even try to fic until the replacement parts arrive. The feeling is similar too but less extreme than the burnout I get after attempting to NaNo. Presumably, this means it won't last months the way post-NaNo burnout does.
Edit: The only Team Edward shirt I have ever considered buying.
I think the problem I was having with the next section of Fallen Knight is because I switched to Bonnie's POV. Apparently, as much as I complain that writing the POV of an indestructible talking car is hard, KITT is still the easiest character for me to write. -__- This is going to be difficult later, when I need at least a couple of scenes with... a different POV character. So, I will tackle the scene again from KITT's POV tomorrow, and see if that helps me any.
Looking at the graph, it apparently thinks I wasn't typing between the six minute and ten minute marks. And the rating still thinks I have swearing, sexual content, and violence. Swearing I can, admittedly, almost guarantee, since I cuss like breathing, but I promise there was no sex, and the only violence was, I believe, threatening to toss a cat out a window if he didn't behave. Well, there was no sex unless you count KITT getting mindfucked (CPU fucked?) by his new owners.
Oh, well, at least I still have my penguin, which is the important thing, right? RIGHT!
Despite the swearing, non-existent sex, and violence, I am apparently feeling mostly affectionate, and concerned mostly with money. Even though I never once mentioned anything money related. Oh, I do love the cracked out results the word scanner thingy gives. ♥
( Here, y'all can view my swearing, sex, and violence, at least the Knight Rider portions of it. )
As I told queenoftheskies (who is a dirty enabler), I have to cross this with KR2008, because seriously, Billy and Zoe would have so much fun tracking down what happened to KITT.
Also, on a different topic, some more of you need to be playing Echo Bazaar, so that I can bug someone other than maureenlycaon to play chess with me and listen to me blather about my nightmares. :P
THREE MORE DAYS TO MY PENGUIN BADGE!
( DQ8, violence, I think I may have posted the story fragment this ties to, but if not you'll be even more lost. )
Four more days of writing and I earn a penguin badge! (SHUT UP I AM ALLOWED TO BE EASILY ENTERTAINED DAMN IT! Though I wish it was a slime badge.)