Such Is Life, So It Goes

"It's like Nerd Fantasy Camp!"

Oh, Spring
Castiel
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So, yeah, spring is here.

I have mixed feelings about this.  On the one hand, it's warm outside, but in that pleasant way (unlike summer where's it's so unbearably hot outside that no one can stand it for longer than five minutes).  It's the perfect weather for going out.  And therein lies the problem: outside = pollen exposure.  I spent, oh, maybe forty minutes outside this afternoon, and now I'm paying the price for it with burning eyes and a sinus headache.  I'm also convinced that there's some element in pollen that makes me sleepy.  Which of course makes me think of Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz when she and her crew are in the poppy field...of course, maybe that's just me.  And the baby is dealing with a super runny nose.  I think if she could talk, she'd tell me just how craptastic she feels as a result of our jaunt outside (though maybe not in those words).

Oh my.  I just looked up and noticed that I have 218 messages here.  Whoops.  I wonder if they're actual messages, or if they're a bunch of those crappy spam kind of messages that are in, like, Russian or something...

Guess I'll have to find out.

Gasp--an entry!
Castiel
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Wow...It's been almost three years since I posted anything here.  I had every intention of transferring all of my Fanfiction.net stories here, since that site is so controlling these days, but...it's so much work to transfer everything.  I never really did get the hang of uploading here.  Does anyone even use livejournal anymore?

I think I've slowly started to move away from fanfiction anyway...I'm sad about that, to be honest.  It feels like saying goodbye to an old friend.  I've been writing and reading fanfic since college, and I used to love it so much.  But I have less and less time these days.  In the time that I've been away, let's see...I've gotten married, moved four times, and had a baby.  Said baby is now six months old, and words simply can't describe how much I adore her. My family is pretty much top priority these days.

Writing my fics is so often a chore rather than a pleasure now.  Maybe if I wasn't still teaching, I'd have a little more energy and desire to sit down at a computer to work on my fics, but alas, it's not to be.  I wish it still held the same excitement that it used to...maybe this is just a momentary lapse, and my love for it will return.

I'm not even entirely sure I know why I'm posting this.  I'm not much for journal writing, anyway.  I like the idea of writing in a journal, but I've just never been able to stick with it.  Everything seems so ridiculously banal after I write it that I find myself wondering why I bothered.  Probably no one cares.  That sounds horribly bitter, doesn't it?  I don't know that I mean it that way, even--I think it's simply the truth.  Ha!

Oh well.  At least it's a post.  Even if no one reads it.

Needs a Fix
Castiel
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Okay, so I'm sitting here on a caffeine kick (courtesy of Mtn Dew) and watching Deadliest Catch, my newest TV show obsession.  I ordered the first two seasons on DVD, and it's fabulous!  I didn't even like Deadliest Catch...until I discovered a Live Journal fic by janissa11 .  Let me tell you all about the AWESOMELY FANTASTIC AND INSANELY COOL SN/Deadliest Catch crossovers she's written.  "Land's End" is the first one, followed by "Man's Allotted Span," and both of them feature our boy Dean doing the crab-fishing thing.  How cool is that?!   There's actually a third fic in the series that janissa is working on, but RL has sadly interfered, I think.  I can't really say anything, as RL has been slowing my fic-writing as well--RL is such a pain in the ass sometimes...

But I'm in desperate need of another fix!  I love janissa's fics dearly--I even have them saved as PDFs on my Kindle so that I can read them anytime!  But I can't seem to find any other SN/DC crossovers!  Does anyone out there know of any others?  If you do, please please please help me out!

Uploading Issues are a Pain
Castiel
followingabdiel
Okay, so I finally posted a new three-shot from my Prologue 'verse on ff.net.  I should be rejoicing, but instead, I'm wishing I had the patience to post it here on LJ as well.  I don't know what it is, but posting here is such an ordeal.  It's not easy-peasy like it is on ff.net.  If it was, I probably would have quit with ff.net awhile ago.  The ads on there that pop up all the freakin' time irritate the crap out of me.  Why can't LJ be easier for uploading fics?  Who do we complain to?!  Where do we submit the petition?!

Things were simpler back in the day.  I miss those days when I didn't even know LJ existed, and ff.net wasn't inundated with stupid ads and 'take this survey' bullshit.  Why can't things be easy?

Posted on FFN
Castiel
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Okay, so I just finished the one-shot...which actually turned into a two-shot.  It's posted on my ffnet page, so you'll all find it there.  I'm sorry for not posting it here, but I've got somewhere to be and not enough time to deal with the torment of posting to LJ.  I'll get around to it eventually, but it won't be in the next few days, so anyone who wants to read it immediately, it's on my ffnet page (there should be a link to it on my LJ, but if not, my ffnet penname is camlann).  Hope you guys like it, and thanks to all of you who sent ideas and such!

Got Brainstorms?
Castiel
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Okay, LJ friends, we have a situation.  See, I'm suddenly in the mood to write another SN one-shot in my Prologue 'verse, but I'm sadly at a loss as to what to write about.  I've got only scraps of ideas scattered about on sticky-notes, but nothing substantial that I can turn into a one-shot.  So if you guys have any ideas/prompts, I'd love to hear them!  Please feed the muse!

SN fic: Patience, Faith, and Forgiveness (2/2)
Castiel
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Title:Patience, Faith, and Forgiveness (1/1)
Summary: One-shot in my Prologue 'verse, set shortly after the twins join the family--ages are as follows: twins (8), Sam (13), and Dean (17). A visit to Pastor Jim's church one Sunday morning goes awry...

Warning: There is some bad language here. Consider yourself warned.


Disclaimer: I only own that which I came up with--Kripke's stuff remains his.

 

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SN fic: Patience, Faith, and Forgiveness (1/2)
Castiel
followingabdiel
Title:Patience, Faith, and Forgiveness (1/1)
Summary: One-shot in my Prologue 'verse, set shortly after the twins join the family--ages are as follows: twins (8), Sam (13), and Dean (17). A visit to Pastor Jim's church one Sunday morning goes awry...

Warning: There is some bad language here. Consider yourself warned.


Disclaimer: I only own that which I came up with--Kripke's stuff remains his.


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The Virtual Snowflake Fiasco
Castiel
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Okay, so I got home from work today and behold, I had a whopping 80 emails. And do you know what they were? "so-n-so has received a new virtual gift." I'm freaking drowning in virtual snowflakes that every LJ friend I have is receiving! Oh, and my email just chimed at me--I bet I have another one. It's like I get two more every five minutes!! I changed my LJ settings so that I wouldn't receive these updates, but to no avail--they keep popping up! Why??!!! Ya'll stop sending snowflakes to each other! Okay, so I didn't really mean that...but is there any way that I can fix this?! It's flooding my Inbox! Help!!

SN fic: Establishing Priorities (2/2)
Castiel
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Title: Establishing Priorities (2/2)
Summary: Two-shot in my Prologue 'verse, set approximately two months after the twins join the family--ages are as follows: twins (8), Sam (13), and Dean (17). When it comes to priorities, some things have to go first.

Warning: There is some bad language here, and mentions of parental discipline.


Disclaimer: I only own that which I came up with--Kripke's stuff remains his.

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