Wednesday, 1 January 2020 08:00
lea_hazel: The Little Mermaid (Default)
Drop me a line about anything here.


Tuesday, 9 April 2019 12:37
lea_hazel: Typewriter (Basic: Writing)
Election day is a sabbatical which means it's a writing day. Which means... I need to start writing. I need to somehow figure out how to start writing. I need to sit down and write a short story.

...How is literally every time I do this exactly as difficult as every other time before?

Jukebox Letter!

Wednesday, 3 April 2019 20:19
lea_hazel: I am surrounded by tiny red hearts (Feel: Love)
I haven't done [community profile] jukebox_fest since 2015, so this is pretty exciting.

Rambling thoughts below the cut.

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Thanks for reading!

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Wednesday, 3 April 2019 19:47
lea_hazel: The outlook is somewhat dismal (Feel: Crash and Burn)
Sooo I should do a life update? But the really important stuff is stuff that I can't talk about right now? Maybe I should wait. Maybe right now all you need to know is that I'm alive and my bedroom ceiling is leaking.

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Sunday, 24 March 2019 07:47
lea_hazel: I am surrounded by tiny red hearts (Feel: Love)
I had a bad week last week and then the 7KPP alpha update showed up like a miracle to save me, so I've been obsessing about that nonstop since *checks clock* Wednesday morning? First thing in the morning, too. I got a push notification on Twitter of all places, heh.
lea_hazel: Typewriter (Basic: Writing)
Some days I feel terrible about myself, my writing, and my life (in that order). But today I feel good about everything and I'm so excited about TC I could almost throw up.

So I'm putting this note here to remind me of it, later.

March 2019

Sunday, 3 March 2019 12:11
lea_hazel: I am surrounded by tiny red hearts (Feel: Love)
January and February were both pretty messed up for different reasons. I was hoping to close February on a positive note but that did not turn out well. I have higher hopes for March, albeit tentative. I want to try and put shit back together, and hold onto things, if only by my fingernails. I have a long-term plan, although executing it is difficult, especially when I find myself constantly mired in keeping up with the details of day to day life.

I'm working from home today due to complicated circumstances. It has its upsides, for sure.

Nothing is on fire and I have made a little progress on both writing and work. I really can't ask for much more, at this point.

a thought.

Wednesday, 27 February 2019 21:50
lea_hazel: Neuron cell (Science: Brains)
fanfic fandoms are like watching an adult try to color with crayons.

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Tuesday, 26 February 2019 18:48
lea_hazel: The outlook is somewhat dismal (Feel: Crash and Burn)
I have Pilates in fifteen minutes and I know that it's important and good for me and all that, but I am fighting a desire to play hookie anyway. Because today, this week, and all the way up starting from last Thursday was... a lot? Shit happened on Thursday and I'm not sure I'm ready to write about it because I still feel like the dumbest person who ever lived. And my brain's most rational response is to huddle under a fluffy blanket, eating mac and cheese and watching Netflix.


Thursday, 21 February 2019 23:19
lea_hazel: The Little Mermaid (Default)
I fucked up both my vacation plans and my writing plans pretty badly, but it's too late and I'm too tired to take care of it properly right now. a decent night's sleep and a hot shower will put me in a better frame of mind to handle whatever needs handling.
lea_hazel: The Little Mermaid (Default)
I am struggling.

Don't comment.

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Friday, 8 February 2019 11:00
lea_hazel: The outlook is somewhat dismal (Feel: Crash and Burn)
I reset my Patreon account because if I can't help myself I can at least help others.
lea_hazel: The outlook is somewhat dismal (Feel: Crash and Burn)
Right now I have the kind of cold that makes everything seem terrible, and like it has always been terrible and always will be terrible. So it's not a good time to ask me about things in general. I am tired and worn down and I have work deadlines and other pressures. I have not touched my game since early December.

The only state in which I'm really comfortable right now is that ephemeral state between sleep and wakefulness that happens when you wake up, but don't have to get out of bed or go back to sleep. And I of course am not getting very much of that right now. When I do, it makes me late for work and then I have to play catch-up with my hours.

I uninstalled Facebook and Twitter from my phone in the hopes of increasing my productivity and maybe doing some light reading in my down time. Instead I'm just out of touch with everyone and I can't remember the last time I finished a book. I have not done my daily pages in two weeks, and every time my phone alarm rings I fight the urge to dash it against the wall.
lea_hazel: Typewriter (Basic: Writing)
Crossposted from pi-lo: anxiousgeek's End Of Year Writing Blanket Box:

Total number of completed stories: hard to say, but around 35 I would guess, maybe more if I count the ones I wrote but didn't post, or the ones that are still in progress.

Total word count: AO3 says more than 80K, and even accounting for some weirdness that sounds about right.

Looking back, did you write more fic than you thought you would this year, less, or about what you'd predicted? More than I would have guessed for some months (notably, February and June). Less than I'd've liked for others.

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Life Update

Tuesday, 15 January 2019 22:27
lea_hazel: The Little Mermaid (Default)
I've got a couple more days of antibiotics for my busted thumb, and it's supposed to maybe snow tomorrow in Jerusalem.

Other than that, I'm working too much and not writing enough, and everything's more or less the same.
lea_hazel: A frowning white theater mask (Feel: Sad Face :()
Health drama involving fingernails behind the cut.

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There are more gross details I could give but I'll restrain myself.

On Fanfic

Tuesday, 8 January 2019 20:39
lea_hazel: Typewriter (Basic: Writing)
I was looking at 12 Months of AU - A Year Long Fic Writing Challenge and came up with a just absolutely angsty idea for an Allegra/Clarmont A/U and I am not sure whether I'm up to it. I mean, just... ugh, my heart.
lea_hazel: I am surrounded by tiny red hearts (Feel: Love)
Edited 12/1/19 11PM IST

General pros: gen, strong but complex family relationships, female mentors, nonbinary or gender variant characters, femslash, poly shipping, snark, banter, did I mention gen?

General cons: more than canon-typical violence or gore, large amounts of casual background sexual violence, romanticizing dysfunctional relationships, pairing off every single background character, aro-negativity.

A note about cartoon fandoms and violence )

3Below )

Cinders )

7KPP )

She-Ra and the Princesses of Power )

Steven Universe )

The Dragon Prince )

Crossovers and A/Us )

Most importantly: have fun with it.
lea_hazel: The Little Mermaid (Default)
I wanted to make December not be the worst month but I'm too tired to write. I think I'll curl up in bed and read a little fanfic before I go to sleep.

Happy new year.
lea_hazel: Arthritis: It does the body bad (Health: Arthritis)
I wanted to write tonight, to see if I could squeeze a few hundred more words into the last month of the year, to make the word counts look a little prettier. Not sure that's in the cards, though. I'm pretty worn out. Last night a back pain kept me up, and it took a while before I remembered that, uh, I can take something for that. It cost me some rest. And tomorrow I have to make up some time at work. I may get home too exhausted to write then, too.

I will definitely be too tired to celebrate, so I've preemptively given up on that, too.

And navigating the rain and cold is drawing off some of my excess energy, too. The rain is good for us, but it still makes my life just a bit more of a pain in the ass.

I will try to do an end of year post tomorrow, at the very least. I also have some Verity stories scattered that need to be pieced together. And then the next day is YT author reveals and I'll probably do a post about that. Even though I have not read much of the YT archive this year. Yet? Hopefully yet.


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