gothikmaus: (King Mark)
I'm still (slowly) working on that Mystrade fic. I'll finish it one day, I promise. For the moment, I'll just share an LJ infographic that makes me sound ancient. XD

Ah, the good old days... )
gothikmaus: (Ginger alert!)
OMG I may have found a flat! :O I don't have a definitive answer yet, but this may be it. Please, keep your fingers crossed for me!

Also, I've been working on that Mystrade fic I mentioned in a previous post. I'm just adding a few paragraphs a day, so I don't expect to finish it anytime soon, but hey, at least I'm writing, right? The Final Problem was such a gift for Mycroft fans and Mystrade shippers, I still can't quite believe it really happened. ♥♥♥
gothikmaus: (King Mark)
As if I weren't enough of a Mark Gatiss fangirl already:

We have the exact same views on the Catholic Church (30:15). Also, the 1984 reference (38:20) made me squee. And his voice, God, his voice.

This improved my mood immeasurably. Even if the ending was a bit disturbing, skip the last couple of minutes if you're squeamish (it's about STDs).

Also, I read a short Mystrade ficlet last night and this morning I woke up with part of a Mystrade ficlet already formed in my mind, which I immediately wrote down. Let's see if I can do something about it...

At last

Oct. 12th, 2014 12:17 pm
gothikmaus: (Sherlock/John snow)
Finally! The Lestrade/Molly fic I've been working on for months is done! I still need to edit the last part and re-read the whole thing to make sure it makes sense, but most of the work should be done. I can't believe it took me so long to write little more than 4000 words, I'm such a slow writer. Oh, well, at least I was able to finish it.

Ad Astra

Apr. 20th, 2014 03:47 pm
gothikmaus: (Ginger alert!)
I don't remember if I mentioned it here, but a few months ago I collaborated with a group of people who were working on a web series. When I attended the summer workshop in LA two years ago I met an Italian girl who was attending another workshop, we kept in touch and last year she contacted me, told me about this project and asked me if I wanted to help with the screenplay. I mostly had to "supervise" things, i.e. make sure there weren't mistakes, check for consistency issues, make suggestions to improve dialogues etc.

The "premiere", so to speak, was on Friday night in Mantua, a town a couple of hours away from where I live. It was nice to finally meet the people I had worked with. Also, I was shocked to see my name listed among the screenwriters! They did say my name would appear in the credits, but I thought it would be something like "The production would also like to thank...", I really wasn't expecting that.

It's a low-budget project and my input was limited, I only worked on it in my free time, but it was a great experience and I think the final result is really good. The episodes will be uploaded in the next days/weeks, here's the trailer. English subtitles should be available soon.

Also, I checked my Twitter timeline and saw this:

And Happy Easter to you too, Mr. Gatiss. XD


Apr. 6th, 2014 07:15 pm
gothikmaus: (Sherlock/John snow)
So much of fandom action has moved to Tumblr, I rarely post fandom-related stuff on LJ/DW any more. Which is a pity, as Tumblr doesn't really have a comment feature that allows discussions without having to reblog everything over and over. Or maybe I'm just used to how LJ works and I'm too lazy to change my ways.

Anyway, now that things are a bit more stable in RL, I felt like writing, so I started working on that Lestrade/Molly fic that's been in the back of my head ever since I saw TSoT. Which is strange: I've been reading nothing but Mystrade for 2 months, I thought I'd be inspired to write that pairing. But apparently I'm terrified of Mycroft. XD Or rather, I'm afraid I'd get his voice completely wrong and screw up everything. Molly and Lestrade, on the other hand, are more ordinary and approachable. And who knows, maybe later I'll feel confident enough to try my hand at some Mystrade. For now, though, I have little more than 500 words of Sherlock being his usual self and Lestrade being frustrated and trying not to strangle him. I have no idea how long it's going to be or how long it'll take me to finish it, I'm just happy I'm writing again.
gothikmaus: (Ginger alert!)
I... may have written a Sherlock fic. But I'm NOT going to post it now. It takes place during The Sign of Three, so it would make sense posting it before His Last Vow, but not now, a couple of hours before the episode is aired.

It's just a ficlet, but writing again feels so good, even if it's just a very short story. I've had this idea stuck in my head the whole week, but I just couldn't find the right words. And then today everything just sort of fell into place. Hopefully I'll still like it tomorrow.
gothikmaus: (Default)
Dear American people, I have a question about university/college. Yes, it's for a fic. When a university accepts you, do you need to go in for an interview as well? Would it make sense for a student in 11th grade to use spring break to have a look at different colleges? Or is that something you usually do after you've been accepted, so in 12th grade? Or you don't do it at all?

Sorry for the stupid question, but the university system is completely different here and I really have no clue.



Mar. 10th, 2013 03:43 pm
gothikmaus: (Default)
At last. My bodyswap [community profile] trope_bingo fic is done. I scratched the ending I was working on and got back to my original idea and I think it works better now. I still have to re-read it and find a title, but I should be able to post it in the next few days. I'm sure it won't get much attention because it's pre-slash, PG and it came out less humorous than I intended, but whatever, I want it out of the way.

And I think we all agree with Fanfic Flamingo here:

gothikmaus: (Ginger alert!)
My [community profile] trope_bingo fic is over 5000 words and I'm not done with it yet. Wow. I wanted to stop it at a certain point, but it didn't feel right, so I continued. It's almost finished though, so hopefully I'll be able to post it soon.

I'm also collaborating with a mini TV-series! Last summer in LA I met an Italian girl who was attending the production summer workshop at UCLA (I was attending the screenwriting workshop), now she's working on this mini-series for a local TV (she lives a couple of hours away from here) and said they needed a "supervisor" who could give them some advice and improve the general feel of it and she thought of me. It's basically like being a beta-reader for a screenplay. I'll post the link if the episodes are viewable online too.

It's snowing again. And today and tomorrow it's election days. Please, keep your fingers crossed and pray that Mr B. doesn't win again. Sigh.
gothikmaus: (Hawaii Five-O)
My [community profile] trope_bingo bodyswap fic just hit 3200 words. And it's still pre-slash. How did that happen?

Would anyone be interested in beta-reading it when I'm done? No idea when I'll finish, it's almost done, but I don't have much time to write and I usually only do at the weekend, so it may take another week or two before it's ready. It's Hawaii Five-0, Steve/Danny pre-slash, rated PG, with a bit of team, a bit of Rachel and a bit of Grace. Not really crack but, hey, it's bodyswap.

Let me know!
gothikmaus: (WHEE!)
Still getting used to the time zone difference and waking up at 5 AM. Oh well, I figured I could use the extra time to get online before I go out. I'm gonna meet Nicole ([ profile] unbelangbar) today! I'm really looking forward to it.

The workshop started last night and I'm so happy with it. Sure, I was shivering all the way through my introduction/presentation (and not just because of the air conditioning), but everyone was pretty nervous and it got better after the break. It's amazing how much I gathered from a single meeting, we focused on character archs and I already have a much clearer idea of where I want to go with my story. Of course it's just the beginning, but yeah, I can do it.

All right, I'll check a few things online and then have breakfast. With these, of course. Seriously, why don't we have these cereals in Italy, life's so unfair.
gothikmaus: (H50 - Steve *facepalm*)
So, what did I say I was going to do this afternoon? Draw some Steve/Danny because I've had this idea stuck in my mind for a week but was too sick to actually sit down and draw?

Forget it, I wrote Steve/Danny smut inspired but this very NSFW picture I saw earlier today. *facepalm*

Would anyone be so kind and have a look at it before I post it? It's about 1100 words, Steve/Danny, PWP.

EDIT: Here, have a snippet:

But he was only human. And seeing Steve spread out like that, well. He pressed the palm of his right hand against his fly, trying to adjust himself because suddenly his pants had become unbearably tight.

Fuck, he mentally repeated, fuck fuck fuck. He leaned forward, the tip of his tie brushing the back of Steve's thigh, and the mattress dipped under his weight as he rested a knee on the bed.


Jan. 27th, 2012 06:00 pm
gothikmaus: (Hawaii Five-O)
OMG I'm writing Steve/Catherine. :O Of course there's Steve/Danny implied and it's just a silly little thing, I don't even know if I'm ever going to finish it or post it, but still. Steve/Catherine.

Well, actually, there was a "Post a snippet from a WIP" meme going around recently, but I didn't have any WIP at the time, so I couldn't take part. I guess I could post a couple of lines from it now:

Steve/Catherine snippet )

Would anyone be interested in reading it over if I ever decide to post it? *puss-in-boots eyes*
gothikmaus: (Xmas)
Today is the first Sunday of Advent, so I went and dug out last year's Christmas layout. Isn's that fat, fluffy robin cute?

I was browsing through the TV guide the other day and finally found out why the white part of my left eye is blueish. There was a short article about Daniela Ruah from NCIS:LA with a few quotes from her. In one of them she mentioned having mismatched eyes and I thought "Cool, I have mismatched eyes too!" As I read the whole thing I found out that not only is her right iris darker than the left one, but also the sclera (the white part) is darker. And my eyes are like that too, only that for me it's the left eye. That's a hyperpigmentation called "Nevus of Ota" and, according to Wikipedia, it can either be congenital or appear during puberty. As far as I know, my eyes have always been of two different colours (dark brown and hazel), but we only noticed that the sclera was blueish when I was in middle school. I even spent a whole afternoon with doctors testing my eyes, only to hear "Um, we have no idea what that is. But you have rather delicate eyes." Well, you try spending hours staring into various machines while people drip weird stuff in your eyes.

I never thought I'd find the reason for that in a TV magazine of all places! Here's what Daniela Ruah's eyes look like:

My eyes don't usually stand out like that, maybe because I wear glasses most of the time, but sometimes my right eye colour gets lighter and brighter, especially on sunny summer days, and when it does, the difference is pretty noticeable. A few people said it looks kind of spooky, but I like having mismatched eyes. :)

In other news: the writing sample for the workshop is done! \o/ Now onto the Statement of Purpose. D:


Nov. 4th, 2011 05:15 pm
gothikmaus: (Moonlight - Angsty Mick)
After last year's spectacular failure, I'm not taking part in NaNowriMo in 2011. Not that the failure itself surprised me, I'm a very slow writer and I knew there was no way I could dish out 50k words in 30 days, but I still thought I would write a little more.

But I haven't given up on that particular idea, I went back and re-read what I have so far, tweaked a few things and I'm planning on going on. My goal is to finish it, I don't care if it ends up 20k or 50k.

What I must work on, though, is a writing sample for that screenwriting workshop I'd like to attend next summer. According to the website, application forms will be online from January 2012, so I have all the time I need. But I don't want to keep procrastinating like I usually do and I've already started working on it. I know what I want to write, but I'm not used to the screenplay format, so I keep writing and rewriting scenes. And starting so early gives me some extra time, so I'd be able to think of something else if I don't like what I have.

So, yeah, baby steps this year. I can do it.

Also, I plan on wasting my evening/night watching Moonlight. Only 6 episodes to go! \o/ Oh, Mick...
gothikmaus: (H50 - Steve/Danno)
Deleted scenes from 1.24, stolen from [ profile] delicatale.

If I didn't have work to do, 3 articles to hand in by Thursday and a punch bag to beat up tonight, I'd write so much angst/UST right now. I mean, Steve. Steve. He just wants Danny to be happy. And Danny. He thought he had everything he wanted until he finally realises he left out an important part of the equation and doesn't know what to do. Did I fall into a fanfic here? Did I? (And I mean a good fanfic, not a HP7-epilogue kind of thing.)

God, I've wanted to write an angsty fic ever since watching the finale, but angst is difficult to write. But this. This is exactly the set-up I had in mind. And it's canon. Oh, my heart. T_T

I need an angsty Steve/Danny icon after this.
gothikmaus: (Tea)
I know I haven't written much lately, and most of it was drabbles or ficlets, but I've seen this meme and I'm curious:

If you had to pick one fic of mine that is the one you identify with me, what would it be?

I guess I could ask the same question about fanart as well...


Nov. 10th, 2010 06:19 pm
gothikmaus: (Olsen - Yeah baby)
Yes, the two articles for this week's edition of the local newspaper are done! \o/ I'm not so sure about one of them, but the editor in chief can fix it himself if that's not what he had in mind.

I also added a little scene to my pseudo-NaNo project last night. I'm still awfully behind schedule, but I knew from the start that I'd never be able to finish in 30 days, and I'm quite sure the whole thing will be much shorter than 50,000 words, but the important thing is to keep going. I've had this idea nagging at me for far too long, I need to get it out of my system.

Slowly, but steadily

And I've just got a call for a job interview on Friday. Well, it's not a real interview, I just have to fill in a form of some sort. Oh well, better than nothing at all.

I... did it

Nov. 9th, 2010 06:42 pm
gothikmaus: (OMGWTF!)
OMFG I wrote a Holmes/Watson PWP. *shifty eyes*

Why do I have to struggle to write 500 words for my pseudo-NaNo project, while today I dished out 1262 words of gratuitous porn within a couple of hours? Sigh.

This is the first time I've written in the Sherlock Holmes fandom, well the second if we count the Sherlock ficlet I wrote a couple of months ago, and I'm terribly nervous (even if it's just a pointless PWP for the shkinkmeme), could any of you take a look at it before I post it? Please? *puppy eyes*


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