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  1. Feeling kind of low tonight, and tired. Just so much stumbling around in the dark without a guide, way too much wondering what I’m doing, every single day, when maybe it’s all too clear: I’m setting myself up.

    Hope. It makes fools of us all, doesn’t it? People like to blame love, but love is just a part-time accomplice. Hope is the really vicious one.

    I’m sorry for a million and one things, but mostly for being myself. You’d think I would have learnt by now to hide that part. I just never hated it enough.

    Well, perhaps I’ll learn another lesson here. Don’t stare at mirages. They’ll make you crazy.


    The stress is killing me, and maybe that’s why I’ve had my first serious nightmare in what feels like months, which is what has me awake at just gone four am. :(

    MIA, 2018

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    2. pippychick


      Thanks so much guys… :hug:


    3. Desiderius Price

      Desiderius Price

      Would writing a good snuff fic help?  :) 

      Hang in there @pippychick:hug:

    4. CloverReef


      So sad and introspective and yet somehow your words are still beautiful. The demons your wrestling with sound like real bitches, so I hope you figure out how to slay them or embrace them (whatever your particular needs may be). 

  2. Hush

    The scene Anya and Xander have later in that ep is hilarious too. The people singing and dancing about dry cleaning. The ballad about the parking ticket. So many great bits I didn’t notice where this was posted though! It probably belongs in Aimless Babble – I’ll try and move it there. Cheers, JayDee
  3. Hush

    I do love Hush, and it’s got second place for sure. But ‘Once More With Feeling’ will always be at the top for me
  4. Pippychick's Review Replies (TV)

    Thank you kn! More chapters will be coming soon. There’s just a slight delay.
  5. Pippychick's Review Replies (TV)

    Yay! Thank you so much, pittwitch! I think she deserves to be worshipped, what with all the rubbish she’s had to put up with over the years. And who better than these two? I reckon the three of them together make a little army all of their own! Who could ever defeat them? So glad you’re enjoying it!
  6. Pippychick's LotR Fiction - Review Responses

    Thank you so much, Baileyboybee! Poor old Celebrimbor! He didn’t have a great time in this story. Sauron/Annatar had fun, though… who would ever dare to stop him? I’m glad you enjoyed it too. It was good to write. It was the first time I really let that evil in the character go. For fairly obvious reasons, I had to keep him kind of constrained in the Maglor stories or else risk losing the emotional investment of the reader. This had so few responses at the time, I always worried I’d committed that sin here, and that seeing just how bad that character could be was too harsh. Even for fiction. Now, I think even if it only works for one or two people, like you, then it was definitely worth the writing, because this was really about Celebrimbor and his realisation about the rings and Annatar. Sauron had to be evil here, because Celebrimbor had to see it. Thanks again!
  7. I don’t change things due to lack of feedback. I just meander away, unless I stop. Stopping with me usually doesn’t have to do with whether I get feedback or not and is for lots of other reasons. I may feel like stopping, but that’s different too. So lack of feedback – no effect whatsoever. I will change a story due to feedback. Not because of complaints. The things I’ve written, I’ve developed a pretty tough skin as far as that is concerned. People with complaints can take a running jump. But… if I’m getting positive feedback, and I can sense the readers want something to happen, and I don’t mind going that way/writing it/taking a minor diversion then I’ll do it happily. I let the Elrond story go into incestuous slash, and I didn’t mind that at all. I enjoyed it too. I did a lot of Torchwood stuff on request for the forum I was involved in back then. I’ve got a chapter lined up for the Ai o Juten story that was written on request for a christmas present for someone. I have changed the ending of my current story to make it happy, though I still intend to go to the dark place. That is NOT up for negotiation. The only time that didn’t really work out was for the S&M story. I tried for a happy ending there. But it was impossible. He just… went back. I mean, obviously, I knew for a while he would go back, but still I had to write it out. To show it. Long story short. I like to make people happy who make me happy. In fact, that’s when I like fanfic best, because it feels like it’s not just me. It feels collaborative. I’m just the writer, but lots of people are having input into the story/stories (whether they know it or not), and it’s kind of magical.
  8. All right, so sadly it’s not happening at all for me on AFF (I’m not sure why, and I’ve given up wondering), and while I’ll never go back to certain other sites as myself, I’ve had no choice but to post there. it’s either that or lose my motivation entirely. There’s also a chance it might just be one slightly enthusiastic person, but…

    I got 45 kudos overnight.

    This is encouraging. :)

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    2. JayDee


      Sorry to hear you feeling that way – you’ve written one of my favorite stories and I still try and encourage people to read it, hence my sig. On the other hand, if you do find something else to do and be creative at – whether original writing instead of fanfic or something else entirely – I hope it brings you success and enjoyment :)

    3. pippychick


      Thanks JayDee :) I love writing for you, and will probably do it again. That bodyshock horror thing would be an original story. No fanfiction element at all. I absolutely still intend to write gifts. And co-author fics (I don’t intend to abandon ours, Bronx!).

      It’s an imbalance, really. I’m writing very occasional original short stories, and these great long fanfictions with deep layers and involved plots. Ideally it should be the other way around. I should be pouring my heart and soul into my original work, and keeping fanfic just for fun. If I can’t do that… if I have to leave fanfic alone completely to make my work count, then that’s what I should probably do.

      tl;dr translation: I’m getting old and I haven’t bloody done anything!

    4. Desiderius Price

      Desiderius Price

      I’ve got a fanfic that’s been “on hiatus”, almost permanently, simply because I find playing in my own sandbox to be more enjoyable.

  9. pippychick - GoT - We're All Going to Die

    Chapter Forty
  10. Ok… I am editing the next chapter. I’m a little late, I know.

    Now let’s hope I don’t read through this and think: Oh, no. *gulps*

    Here goes...

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    2. pippychick


      lol… if I do that, it definitely won’t make sense. I just meant, if I read through the unpublished chapter and wonder what I was thinking. :)

    3. Desiderius Price

      Desiderius Price

      For me, it had been over a year since I had last touched the story, so I figured a reading with revise/edit was a good idea.  However, with the episodic nature (ie, a serial novel) of the story made it *really* easy to come up with a new episode idea to add.  Thus, after updating the first couple of episodes, I just went ahead and ripped out the remaining episodes with the intent to repost as I revise.  This makes it easier on the reader to not have to figure out what’s old/new, and easier on DG since I won’t have to pester her about rearranging my story when I post the new episode.

      And while doing this, my mind is *also* mulling over the idea I picked up while working on my holiday story.

    4. pippychick


      Well, it’s done… *sighs*


      Now I guess I’ll try and forget that I posted it.

  11. It’s nearly twenty to twelve. I’m trying to write, but fireworks keep going off outside and making me have mini heart attacks. Not entirely unlike Clegane, however I don’t think it’s helping.

    Anyway, Happy New Year to you all, however you are celebrating!


    1. BronxWench


      Oh, dear, poor Clegane! (And there’s a sentence I never thought to utter…. :D) 

      Happy New Year! :hug:

  12. Genuinely awesome! Thanks for sharing this, JayDee
  13. Well, sex in the context of writing is just a little bit like cake. I mean, you get the flour, eggs, sugar and fat, and you can make any version of any cake type thing you want. It’s all just a question of quantity and combination… um, technique… and there you have it! It was a plain old victoria sponge with a bit of jam, now it’s a decadent moist madeira. Or maybe it’s even a multitude of cupcakes with swirly buttercream icing… Don’t judge me – it’s Christmas.
  14. Well, since I’ve been writing oodles of het stuff lately, I’m counting myself as trying something new. Also, I’ve written a few things in particular recently that have had me eyeing the spirits cabinet with longing, though I swear I haven’t touched a drop. It’s an interesting question, though I don’t think we should be afraid of having recurring themes in our writing. Many great writers have them. For myself, having discussed this just the other day, it’s becoming clear that I have a tendency to write varying degrees of comedy and wretched despair. Sometimes I mix them together in strange ways. As for branching out into other genres, it’s harder to do with fanfiction, really. But ‘write what you know’ is good advice for the most obvious reason of all: being that there’s not much point in writing a story set in 18th century France if you don’t know the first thing about it. As far as historical fiction goes, much better to play with a period that you’ve previously had a hobby interest in, or else risk getting lost in the research. Also, write what you love, because even if you’ve done it a million times before, your love will show in what you produce at the end. Well, that’s what I tell myself, anyway.
  15. Merry Christmas All… and Happy New Year for every one of us!

    We have finally had our dinner. This year, I got it done for just before six. I am stuffed full of turkey and homemade trifle (minus the alcohol). I bought the dog some toys and treats, but he has been much more interested in pulling crackers with me. Obviously, chews are boring gifts for dogs, just like ties for humans. Next year, I’ll consider getting him a miniature screwdriver set.

    Now I am going to lounge on the settee with my flashy christmas jumper on, and my christmas pudding socks, so as to watch Call the Midwife   . Oh, it really is flashy, btw. It has a button. I look like a christmas tree.

    Work tomorrow. But for now, sending out huge amounts of :wub: and :hug: to everyone here. Hope you’re all having a fabulous time. :)

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    2. CloverReef


      Merry xmas pippy! I had to work yesterday so I'm glad I don't have to work tomorrow too! 

    3. Desiderius Price

      Desiderius Price

      I’m not going back to work this week either… next week … can we delay the new year?


    4. Melrick


      Merry Christmas to you too!