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The new chapter is posted to [livejournal.com profile] hiddenrealms.
Warning: this part has mild BDSM, vampires, guy-on-guy action (mentioned) and general cruelty. Read it at your own discretion.

Adults only, please!
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And it only took me six years! Go me!

Seriously, I've just posted Chapter 23B - Interlude of The Toreador Chronicles to both FF.Net and the [livejournal.com profile] hiddenrealms LJ comm. I'm very pleased that after six years, the story finally moved on from its dead spot.

Warning: The story is Adult-only, as it contains slash and violence, so don't read it if you aren't interested in that kind of stuff.

Twilight

Mar. 27th, 2011 10:36 pm
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German TV just showed the movie. I brought up all my strength to watch it, since I wanted to know what was all the fuss about. Why my students (I mean the girls) are so obsessed with it. Or with the male lead.

After having suffered through it, I still don't understand. The movie was deadly boring, the characters not the least likeable, and honestly? Robert Whatshisname, the guy who plays the vampire Edward, has a profile like an axe and stupid hair.

I won't discuss the plot - or rather the lack of it -, the nonexistent concept about the vampires or any of the other shit. If teenage girls really identify with this Bella character, then I'm really afraid of the future.
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I've already posted my thoughts a couple of entries ago, but I was wondering, has anyone else watched it? Did you like it? Did you hate it? Why?
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I gave "True Blood" a try today, since it was so highly praised on several forums, and I like vampire stories. Well... I didn't even manage to watch the first episode to the end. I'm sorry, but it was deadly boring. Despite what TV-executives might think, soft pr0n (or not-so-soft pr0n) does not a good story make. The human characters were annoying, and Bill the Pony Vampire was stupid and ridiculous. I don't think I'll ever waste my time with another episode of this drivel.

Did some writing during the ten hours spent at school today, though. Written a few pages for the sequel to "Everything Changes" (which will be an alternate version of "Sleepers") about Tom Milligan being hired for TW3. It was very hard work, because I used Harry Sullivan as a 60something Commodore, and his speech patterns are not easy to reproduce. But I managed, somehow. Having printed out every single line of dialogue the character had ever spoken in Doctor Who helped, I guess.

Currently, I'm just writing random bits and pieces for that story, so that I wouldn't forget any ideas I might get. I won't start a new tale before having finished "Eye Witness" (the Tosh/Singh romance) and "A Visitor from Avalon" (TW/Merlin) first.

Other than that, I'm dead on my feet. So what's new?
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Writing three Torchwood-related stories simultaneously is not an easy thing. Even if two of them are set in the same alternate universe. Especially if I don't even have the time and the peace to concentrate on one story properly.

Having said that, I'm making slow process with "Lost in the Past" - the "Gwen and Ianto trapped in 12th-century Welsh" story, which is crossed over with Brother Cadfael, with the still untitled Tosh romance that takes place during the 2nd series Dr. Who finale "Army of Ghosts/Doomsday", and I've just started a series of loosely connected Tosh-Ianto friendship stories with the overall title "Coffee Breaks". Yes, I know I'm insane, why are you asking?

Of course, this means that the two Cadfael stories still in progress - meaning "Vox Angelica" and "Brothers-in-Arms" have been set on the back burner again. Which is especially annoying, as I've finally managed to figure out who killed the much-disliked character in "Vox Angelica" and why. Drat.

Concerning the Whoniverse, "Atlantis Café" and "Auguries of Immortality" are overdue for an update, and I will eventually have to restart the "Wishverse", "Travellers' Tales" and "Torchwoodgate". Not to mention finish the one shot nicknamed "Comfort" (the actual title of it being "There's Nothing Wrong With Comfort Sex").

And then there's the "Birthright" series that got stuck in the middle of the third story, all that "Alternate Voyager" stuff that needs to be finished, the "Lost Years" series, where I still haven't translated two novel-length pieces from Hungarian into English, the Serina-story (BSG classic) that hasn't gone nowhere for quite some time, "The Toreador Chronicles" that only needs three more pieces to be finally completed, the "Out of Legends"-sequel that hasn't even been started yet, the second piece of the "Kansas"-trilogy that has been on ice for... well, forever... and... and and...

Did I mention the Merlin/Torchwood crossover?

And I haven't written any Tolkienfic for ages!!! *weeps*

Oh, and there would be the small issue with the 1,500 pages-long Grand Epos(TM) in Hungarian, the lost middle part of which ought to be reconstructed one day...

Too many stories to write, too little time to do so.
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Go figure: I finally managed to finish the next part of "The Toreador Chronicles". Took me just about forever, but I'm really glad it's finally out of my hair. Two, perhaps three more parts and the series is completed. Hopefully, it won't take me years to write those again.

Those of you interested in Kindred vampires (TV-series version) and/or the US version of Queer as Folk, can find the new update at [livejournal.com profile] hiddenrealms.

On fanfic

Oct. 27th, 2009 09:53 pm
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My very first site is gone, now that Geocities has been shut down. It was a fairly primitive site, only stories, nothing else, and I haven't updated it for ages, but I'm still a little sad. I do have the new Otherworlds1 and Otherworlds2 sites, managed by my generous friend Kim, but not being able to manage my own site isn't the best thing, so I've only posted to FF.Net and LJ lately, save of my Tolkien fic, which also went to SoA or TFF.

I really ought to try and create a site that I can deal with on my own...

On a more delightful note, I've finally finished A Touch of the Wild. It only took me eight months, which, for a story of 12 chapters and 58,725 words isn't half bad. Especially considering my track record with never-eending WIPs, some of which have been on the back burner for six to eight years!

So yeah, I'm happy to have finished it. It doesn't have many reviews - 14 so far on FF.Net and not a single one on [livejournal.com profile] hiddenrealms - but I never really expected it to have. It's a very special story about Criminal Minds' Spencer Reid's encounter with the supernatural (i.e.=vampires), with no ship, a lot of horror and even more background detail. I can understand that it isn't the cup of tea of an average FF.Net browser who probably wants some fluff or some smut or some old-fashioned adventure. But I like the story, I've enjoyed writing it immensely, and at least the existing reviews are very positive.

It's a very good feeling to have it finished, though. Now I might turn my attention back to The Web of Darkness, which is also just a couple of chapters away from being finished.

Wish me luck!
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I've just posted the next chapter to FF.Net and [livejournal.com profile] hiddenrealms. The end of the story is now within my reach. I can hardly believe it. One more chapter, or two chapters, max, and it's done! Yay!
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So, I got a package of the size of, oh, the Lonely Mountain from the wonderful and generous [livejournal.com profile] lhun_dweller. Since Hungarian postal service doesn't deliver anything bigger than a matchbox to anyone's house, I had to go to the post office and fetch it.

Well, at least they hadn't thrown the alert notice into someone else's post box, which is a positive development, I guess. Poor [livejournal.com profile] ithilwen and [livejournal.com profile] archet had both gotten back their lovely prezzies because of postal service idiocy a few years ago and had to re-send it. Yeah, we do live here under a rock when it comes to service... how have you guessed?
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BTW, does anyone have an idea what this new pingback feature is supposed to be and whether we should turn it off???
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Oh, don't worry, I'm not about to share the joys of freezing on the school yard or dragging whole school classes to the dentist during this weather with you. In fact, I'm trying very hard not to think about it - or work in general - during weekend. That I've survived another week is more than enough, isn't it? I even managed to grade all my students right before the deadline, so it's a succes.

My very first Criminal Minds fanfic is going on nicely, considering that I have to write it in bits and pieces between two lessons. Part 04 has just been posted to my Insane Journal. So far, it's only available there, in the unlikely case that anyone is interested.

I intend to post it to FF.Net when it's finished. I don't expect it to make a great impact or whatnot. It's a relatively long casefic, but without all too much action or smoochies, yet a great deal of discussion and introspection. I assume most people will find it utterly boring, but I'm having great fun integrating Criminal Minds in the fanfic-eathing Pathways universe. People who've read my vampire stories would have lots of fun being reunited with familiar characters at every bend. But perhaps some of those who only read it for the Criminal Minds content would enjoy some aspects, too.

Actually, I wanted to save what little time I have for finishing "The Web of Darkness" and "Alternate Resolutions" next. But those dratted plotbunnies just won't cooperate. I guess having Criminal Minds reruns on Hungarian TV every night from Monday to Friday does have something to do with it. Interestingly, while they also have CSI reruns six days a week (all three incarnations) I never felt the urge to write CSI fanfic. Even though I like the shows.
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Again, gakked from the lovely [livejournal.com profile] lethe_lloyd. She has the most amazing things in her journal.

Allrighty, the writing achievements of 2008:
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I'll add my Secret Sancta Kavfic afterwards, as we're not supposed to reveal who's written what. But if you want to make an educated guess, you can get over to [livejournal.com profile] kavtolanon and browse a little.

Phew! Taking a look at this, I have to admit that I've been a busy girl in 2008. Go me!
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To be honest, I was very reluctant to watch the show, because I really, really don't like Christina Cox and the idea of two handsome guys fighting for her love felt completely unrealistic to me. But, well, vampire series, so I thought I'd give it a try, now that Moonlight has run off.

Boy, am I happy that I did! IMO, it's one hundred per cent better than Moonlight. Some of the cases are a bit too bizarre, but Kyle Schmid, the guy who plays 450-year-old vampire Henry Fitzroy (and why must all vamps be of royal blood anyway?) is absolutely charming... unlike Mick St. John who was of the boring, brooding, vanilla sort of bloodsucker.

I like the other guy, too (keep forgetting his name, Mike somethingitalian). And the slightly crazy Goth girl who plays CC's secretary. And seeing Francoise Yip on a semi-recurring role (one one-liner in every other episode or so) is nice, too. Plus, the series has a great deal of slightly warped humour, and Henry Fitzroy seems to enjoy being a vampire, which is a new thing.

Heat wave

Jun. 24th, 2008 12:45 pm
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Yeah, it has hit again. And, of course, on a week when I have to go to school and get the kids to summer camp every morning. Just my luck.

Creative work has slowed down accordingly. Melted brain cells aren't a good, thing, I'm afraid. Still, I typed up a few long-overdue things and added the rest to the city descriptions of the Hanse of Lebennin. You can see the additions on the Otherworlds board.

Have posted the Dwarf story to SoA and FF.Net. Got three friendly enough reviews so far, which, considering how often I got nitpicked or ignored, is better than average. It won't be such a favourite as "The Web of Darkness", I guess, unless I add more battle gore, since it's basically about Dwarves, but honestly, I don't care. I think it's one of my better pieces, and I'm damn proud of it.

German TV started the relatively new vampire show, "Moonlight", last evening. They showed two episodes as starterss. So far, I like the concept well enough. It was a bit inspired by "Forever Knight", I guess, but it's different enough to be enjoyable. And I like the characters - even the blonde chick, which is a first for me. I think I'll give Mick St. John an appearance in "The Toreador Chronicles".

Other than that, summer holidays are going way too quickly. More than a week is already behind me - why must it always be the good times? *pouts*
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Watched the movie today - well, sporadically - on German TV. Gah, was it bad. Worse than bad, actually: stupid and boring. A stupid plot,low-budget monsters, characters completely without redeeming qualities and bad acting. I didn't even recognize David Wenham, although since I can't stand him anyway, it's probably no great loss.

I like vampire movies (and series). So I was doubly disappointed.

OTOH, today's CSI episode was a surprisingly good one. The bad guy was played by William whatshisname, I always forget - the same one who was the Section 31 agent in DS9. Interesting villains should always be played by good actors.

Oh, and BTW, my satellite receiver died on me. Again. When even your distractions abandon you, it's really major suckage. As if RL wouldn't suck enough already.
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Yep, I watched the second Blade on German TV yesterday. I'm of two minds about it.
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Finished Chapter 18B of "The Toreador Chronicles". With all the double parts, I'm up to Part 26 so far. Posted it to FF.Net and [livejournal.com profile] hiddenrealms, to the latter complete with a poll about Michael's fate. Don't know whether the poll actually works or not, as there are only comment-votes so far. I hope it does. This is my first poll on LJ.

Finished Part 6 of [livejournal.com profile] jastaelf's birthday story. The Forgotten Relams/LotR x-over one. Haven't typed it up yet, though. That will have to wait till Thursday, I think.

Also finished a so-far unnumbered chapter to this year's Advent calendar. That would make three finished parts and one half-written one already. Go me! Usually, I don't start before the last week of November.

Have worked out some more Dwarf charcter sheets to the retaking Moria story. Still a long way to go, but I'm working on it.

I have exactly 45 minutes left to be 50 years old. Then I'll become another year older. Where has all the time gone?

Still lagging behind with the French holiday report thingy. By this (lack of) speed, I'll be still at it next summer. Gah!

Can't think of anything else. Frigging weatherfront shifts make me all shifty-eyed and drained. This getting older part really sucks.

Edit: Uh, oh! I knew I was a ditz! Thanks for the birthdy card, [livejournal.com profile] rcfinch!
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I finally got around to watch the movie. I must admit, I liked the first one better. Granted, the sequel had a bigger budget and perhaps cooler effects, but it has almost completely ejected the werewolves.
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And speakin of newly-achieved DVDs: the additional B5 stuff is utter crap. JMS took some old footage, snapped three characters from the two series (Lochley, Galen and Sheridan), added one excellent guest star (Alan Scarfe), and let them babble about philosophical stuff in front of the green screen. I was very disappointed.
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... which will be [livejournal.com profile] jastaelf's birthday fic. I've written 4 full chapters already, some of it is a way bit creepy, but I'm content with it. Chapter 5 is on its way.

I might have to post it un-betaed, though, at least for the beginning. Just as some of the Edhellond anniversary fics. Too many eskimos, too few fish... or whatnot. I'm tired, we have a heat wave, school starts on Monday, and I've already been called to the principal before the whole thing begins, so I'm having such joyous expectations - NOT! Don't expect me to be coherent.

Went to Vienna with Mum to end the summer with a nice experience. Got me the 3rd season of Buffy on DVD, the 8th season of Stargate and some Babylon 5 stuff I've never heard before. No Alien Nation, no Andromeda. I wish frigging amazon.uk would accept our money. They have such nice boxed editions, and in Region 2 coding, too... ah, well.

Almost finished the "Tales Before Tolkien" anthology of modern fantasy stories. Some of them were nice, some of them were utter crap. I'd like to write a few reviews about them, but just don't feel up to the challenge.
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Got the original Underworld movie, after all. It's... interesting, even though a bit too brutal for my taste. Liked the werewolf scientist a lot. Too bad he got killed. It's always the funny, quirky guys with personality who have to bite the dust. Looking forward to watch the sequel, soon.

Blade - the Series is finished on PRO7. Too bad the show was never picked up for a second season, although Blade himself is the least interesting character in the whole thing. I kinda liked Marcus Van Scriver, even if he was evil. [livejournal.com profile] larian would hate the show, as Kavan Smith dies a horrible death in it. *g*

More French picspam as soon as I get around editing my photos. Still hate the keypad of my new Notebook. Still miss my old PC. Still unable to access my saved work, due to the lack of some programs on said Notebook. *sighs* Life is complicated.

Undead news

Jul. 3rd, 2007 08:15 am
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Lookie, lookie! This is the phantastic picture the very talented [livejournal.com profile] rignach has created: vampire!Brian. Click on the pic if you want to see him in his full undead glory.



Also, I created a database over at my medieval, fantasy and horror Yahoo group, where I'll be adding all characters that play a role in the "Pathways" universe. This is my vampire AU/crossover between Angel, Buffy, Kindred: The Embraced, Poltergeist: The Legacy, and nowadays also QaF US.

I wish I knew how to order my randomly uploaded pictures into galleries, though. I've tried, but I seem unable to figure out what to do. It's annoying that I suck understanding written instructions so much. :((

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