lilcrickee: (Christmas/Winter)
Step One:

* Make a post (public, friendslocked, filtered...whatever you're comfortable with) to your LJ. The post should contain your list of 10 holiday wishes. The wishes can be anything at all, from simple and fandom-related ("I'd love a Snape/Hermione icon that's just for me") to medium ("I wish for _____on DVD") to really big ("All I want for Christmas is a new car/computer/house/TV.") The important thing is, make sure these wishes are things you really, truly want.

* If you wish for real life things (not stories or icons), make sure you include some sort of contact info in your post, whether it's your address or just your email address where Santa (or one of his elves) could get in touch with you.

* Also, make sure you post some version of these guidelines in your LJ so that the holiday joy will spread.

Step Two:

Surf around your friendslist (or friendsfriends, or just random journals) to see who has posted their list. And now here's the important part:

* If you see a wish you can grant, and it's in your heart to do so, make someone's wish come true. Sometimes someone's trash is another's treasure, and if you have a leather jacket you don't want or a gift certificate you won't use—or even know where you could get someone's dream purebred Basset Hound for free—do it.

* You needn't spend money on these wishes unless you want to. The point isn't to put people out, it's to provide everyone a chance to be someone else's holiday elf—to spread the joy. Gifts can be made anonymously or not—it's your call.

* There are no rules with this project, no guarantees, and no strings attached. Just...wish, and it might come true. Give, and you might receive. And you'll have the joy of knowing you made someone's holiday special.
My Wishlist :) )

lilcrickee: (Writing/NaNo)
So this has been sitting as a pinned tab on my laptop for a while now so I thought I should do it and clear out some of the stuff on Chrome.  This is a writing meme that I'm stealing from [livejournal.com profile] lark :)

If you had to delete all but five of your stories, which five would you keep and why? (Or ten if you're more prolific.)
  1. the line (Beyblade) because it's the most recent Max and Mariam one shot that I've written and I actually quite like it.  I enjoy the style that I wrote it in and the flow and the characterizations, mostly because it's such an improvement to what I've written for them in the past.
  2. Your Love is the Highest (Pokemon) because I really liked what I did with this story.  I think it's the first one I wrote in present tense and I wrote it for last year's Poke Prompts Fic Exchange and the recipient was really pleased with it, which makes me quite happy.  It's actually the only story on my FF that doesn't have a review, but I don't mind.  I liked this fic a lot.
  3. The Maybes of Yesteryear (School of Rock) because I liked my formatting for this story and the way I made comparisons between Summer, Freddy and Zach.  I like the way it sort of fell into place and displayed their relationship.
  4. Float Like a Cadillac (Maximum Ride) because I had a lot of fun thinking of the cars that the Flock would be and then relating them to their personalities.  I think it was a bit of an odd story and I'm not even sure where the idea for it came from, but I think the writing I did in it was pretty good.
  5. If The Skin Fits (Pokemon) because the prompt for this story was so good and I really like what I did with it.  I think there's lots to improve on, but I still quite like the story and the relationship I portrayed between Barry and Dawn.

What disappointed you the most about your last story?

Technically speaking, the last story I wrote was actually my NaNoWriMo novel.  I'm disappointed with the fact that it's not done yet and also because about halfway through, people started asking to read it and I was like, "I don't know because it's me complaining about my life and people in it and I don't know if you'll be offended."

Besides that, the last story I wrote was the line.  I think the part that disappointed me the most was the scene where Mariam was battling people in the alley.  It was sort of a transitional part of the story and I'm not extremely happy with it.  I think it wasn't as smooth as I had wanted it to be, with Mariam asking questions about lines and stuff.  Looking at it now, it's a little weird.

Pick a passage you're especially proud of. Ideally it'd be one of the best passages you think you've ever written.

Okay.  I had to think about it and I don't know if it's the best one I've ever written, but I am proud of this passage from Your Love is the Highest:

Barry is as free a bird as she is, and to clip his wings, confine him to that lonely room in the heavens, burns her from the inside out.

But it's burning her anyway.

They eat in silence for a moment, the sounds of the kitchen far behind them, as if through a wall of water. She thinks she's going to explode, so she throws it out in the open, gets it off her chest.

"Do you want to be the champion?"

He keeps eating like he hasn't heard her, but she knows he has by the way his eyes darken.

"Not anymore," he replies. "Why?"

"Because I don't want to be the champion either," she says, noting the somewhat hysterical tone in her own voice.

He is quiet for a moment, weighing his answer carefully before he replies. "I don't want that life, Dawn, for the same reason that you don't want it."

"I can't lose to just anyone. The whole of Sinnoh knows you're a skilled trainer, Barry. If I lose to you, they'll accept it."

He stands so abruptly that his chair falls over and people stare. "And what about me after?" he asks, anger flashing red hot in his eyes. "What about my reputation? As soon as I become champion, I'll just want to throw it away again. The world will see me as a joke, someone who just got lucky."

She feels the shame burn in the pit of her stomach, knows that drawing this card could hurt their friendship and rip them like the seam of a pant, stitch by stitch.

"If you really cared, Barry, you'd do it anyway," she answers softly.

Now tear it apart.

I wish I had been able to add more descriptions into this part, like maybe more about Barry's facial expressions and how Dawn can see him hurting because she's forcing this upon him because her love/lust for Volkner is more important to her than the love/friendship between her and Barry.  I also don't like the wording I used when describing them falling apart.  It would have sounded better if I had just written, "... rip them apart at the seam, stitch by stitch."

What's a favorite story by someone else? How would you describe the style, narrative technique, etc (whatever you want to say about it)?


Oh God.  I can only pick one?

Well, I think if I had to pick, my all time favourite fic of any fandom that I have ever read is Molasses by[livejournal.com profile] paperclipbitch.  It's a tear-inducing one shot for The X-Factor UK 2010 fandom with all my favourite pairings and just, ugh.  I mean, I don't even ship Maiden (Matt Cardle and Aiden Grimshaw) very hard, but this story is just so precious.  Let me break it down a bit:
  • any story that's written in present tense is gold in my opinion.  I'm not sure why I prefer it so much over present tense, but I take every opportunity to use it now, mostly because I read all of paperclip's stories and they're all so flawlessly written this way
  • it has a bit of foreshadowing in it.  I mean, literally, but also, it doesn't really explain about the power that some of the characters hold until a little later in the story, which makes the first part a little confusing, but also very intriguing as well
  • the sort of blunt way she describes Louis the first time he appears is kind of beautiful.  It tells none of the standard things about his appearance but it just has these little details, like the things you'd only notice about a best friend because you see them so often and would notice those kinds of things
  • on the note of details, paperclip wrote, "...Louis says, pulling at a loose thread in his scarf. The whole thing will unravel in three and a half weeks."  I mean, who thinks of writing that?  Just, you know, casually, this scarf is going to unravel in three and a half weeks.  

I would go on about more things I like, but it's a lot of just all the stuff I mentioned above and this subtle characterization that is wonderful and ugh.  Lovely.  Just so, so, lovely.  The dialogue is also quite banter-ish (is that a word?  Now it is) and I could read this story over and over again and never get tired of it.

If you could choose to emulate one fic writer, who would it be and why?

I think it would depend on certain fandoms.  I'd emulate [livejournal.com profile] redwheeler for the Beyblade fandom just because her characterization is so spot on all the time and the conversations she writes between Max and Mariam are so realistic they might as well be canon.  And [livejournal.com profile] paperclipbitch, [livejournal.com profile] finkpishnets, [livejournal.com profile] misprinting and [livejournal.com profile] sparkbysparkfor The X-Factor UK 2010 fandom because the 1D's they write are just so precious I'd almost rather have them then the real people.  And[livejournal.com profile] lark and [livejournal.com profile] ibuberuand [livejournal.com profile] chrysafor Pokemon.  There's no real overall person even.  It would just be an awesome combination of everyone I just mentioned.


How do you feel when or after reading something really good? Be honest.

This sounds really embarrassing, actually, but that feeling you get right before you get on stage for something or you have to present in front of people; the one where all the butterflies are flying in your stomach and your heart is pounding somewhere between your throat and where it should actually be beating?  Yeah, that's the feeling I get.  Really good fics make me so happy and content (or appropriately depressed if that's the kind of story it is) that I just get ... I get the weirdest feeling.  A good feeling, but weird nonetheless.

Pick an introduction to one of your stories and rewrite it as if it were not fanfiction but just plain fiction, ie. don't presume that the reader knows anything about the characters.

I actually had a really hard time finding an introduction to rewrite.  I picked a story I wrote a really long time ago when I was on a Sonny With a Chance kick.  I don't like this story very much, so I decided now was my opportunity to rewrite the beginning.  So yeah.  This is a new beginning for Reading:

"If Chad had been paying attention to where he was going, he wouldn't be in this mess right now.

The kitchen table in his Los Angeles home was littered in photographs, each one signed with a swooping autograph and lots of little x's and o's in the corner.  They were being ignored in favour of the crook of Chad's arm where his head was currently buried.  Across from the movie star sat his sister, a young lady of eighteen with chocolate brown hair and steely grey eyes.  She spooned a third scoop of mint chocolate chip ice cream into her mouth and said, “So tell me what happened," Maggie said between bites of ice cream. "I didn't answer your emergency call just so I could get fat over your frozen treats."”

I think this was a bit easy to write because half of the intro was about an original character that I made up for the purpose of the story.

What are five of your favorite words?

Any form of narcissism.  I love the origin and the the meaning and it’s just … it’s a great word.  I love using it.
Thick.  My friend Kolby pointed out to me that it’s one of the only words that sounds like it looks.  Just say it.  THICK.  Ah.  Just sounds great.
Magic.  This might be my inner Harry Potter geek calling, but magic is just such an awesome word.  It’s like being set free because with magic, it’s like you can do anything.  Like there are no limitations.
Zeal.  I just looked this one up, but I like words that start with odd letters because there aren’t too many of them.  And zeal is such an awesome synonym for intensity.
I apologize already for the vulgarity, but seriously shit is one of my favourite words, mostly because it’s so versatile.  I mean, you can use it for almost anything.  Noun, verb, adjective.  It can do it all.

Bonus: refrain from using any of those words in the next story you write.

I think I can manage that, except it might be hard to keep thick and shit out.  Depends on how much swearing I want to put in my Secret Santa fics.

lilcrickee: (Default)
Sharing Lessons by [livejournal.com profile] caddyeverafter7
The Mortal Instruments | Gen | G | ~502

Maryse Lightwood's Shadowhunting troupe learns how to share a chocolate bar.

A/N: This is what I wrote for [livejournal.com profile] aimmyarrowshigh 's Halloween-Prompt-o-Rama Thing.  I used the chocolate bar prompt and mixed it with daemons from the His Dark Material trilogy and a bit of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. She also made a lovely graphic for me which can be viewed here.

"You can't obviously expect me to share this with all of you ..." )

lilcrickee: (Happy Barry)

the line by [livejournal.com profile] caddyeverafter 
Beyblade | Max/Mariam | PG-13 | ~2,477

There is a line between them that is thin, but unmistakably there. It keeps Max in line and Mariam on edge, but mostly it keeps them from being something they’re not.

A/N: This is the Beyblade fic that I sort of promised [livejournal.com profile] redwheeler I'd write.

... )





 

lilcrickee: (Pokemon and Incognito)
 Title: this time around
Author: [livejournal.com profile] caddyeverafter7 
Rating: PG15
Verse: Game AU
Characters: Green+Leaf+Red, mentions of other characters
Summary: Every time Green is sent to another life he never finds what he's looking for.
Notes: Warning for drugs and alcohol use.  This is pretty much a college AU of everyone but focuses on the Kanto trio.  There's no one from Gen V though because I'm not familiar with that region.

"do I know you ... from another life?" )
lilcrickee: (Poke Ball)
 I finished my response for the [livejournal.com profile] pokeprompts and now that I kind of look at it, I realize it's a little off track.  But it still fits so I figured that I might as well submit and see what kind of reviews I get back for it (speaking of which, I need to get reading!).  Anyway, enough of my rantings.

Title: If the Skin Fits
Author: [livejournal.com profile] caddyeverafter7 
Rating: G
Verse: Game, Gen IV
Characters: Barry x Dawn
Summary:  There used to be a small park on the outskirts of Jubilife.

or what once was the outskirts )
lilcrickee: (Poke Ball)
 So I decided to get my butt in gear and do the [livejournal.com profile] pokeprompts challenge.  

Title: Freedom Sends Things Out of Sight
Author: [livejournal.com profile] caddyeverafter7 
Rating: T - pg15
Verse: Games, Gen III
Characters: Leaf, Green (Falkner's mentioned once)
Summary: Leaf and Green's rough and tumble adventures together.  Warning:  implied, suggestive, locking just in case, mild cussing.  Yeah.  This is about as extreme as it gets for me.

She's his air, his gravity, his everything... )
lilcrickee: (Poke Ball)
 So this is what I need to complete my Pearl PokeDex. Trade backs are fine; keeps is even better :) I prefer legit, but if they are ARed/Pokesaved whatever, and they are guaranteed not to mess up my game, they're alright too. I can give in return, Masterballs and Rare Candies... and a lot of Poliwags :P

Pokes )
So the list is kind of incomplete as far as the symbols go, but the Pokemon list is good to go.
lilcrickee: (Carefree)
 I really sort of felt like writing something in here today, but my life is a bit dull considering I haven't done any Pokemon since my last post. So here's a survey that I can do so that I don't get bored. I'll change the icon later when I'm using a different computer.

Fandom: Glee

1. The first character I fell in love with:
Rachel Barry

2. The character I never expected to love as much as I do now:
Sue Sylvester

3. The character everyone else loves that I don't:
Puck

4. The character I love that everyone else hates:
Rachel

5. The character I would shag anytime:
Finn :D

6. The character I'd want to be like:
Rachel or Mr. Schue

7. The character I'd slap:
Finn or Principle Figgins

8. Favourite character:
Rachel and Sue

9. Who are your five favourite characters?
Rachel
Sue
Kurt
Tina
Finn

10. Who are your five least favourite characters?
Mr. Schue
Puck
Jessie St. James
Mercedes
Artie

11. Which character are you most like?
Artie

12. What is your deep, dark secret regarding this?
I guess maybe that I'm not considered to have too many talents.

13. A pairing that I love:
Rachel/Finn

14. A pairing that I despise:
Puck/Rachel (Puckleberry, but I love the name)

15. What are your five favourite things about your fandom?
The songs
The plot
The characters
Every single one of Sue Sylvester's lines
Kurt

16. What are your five least favourite things about your fandom?
Puck
How shallow some of the character's seem (personality wise)
The random little talking
How everybody wants/loves sex
Mr. Schue's hair (I am so with Sue on that one)
lilcrickee: (Happy)
 So this is my first attempt at something like this, so let's hope it turns out alright. 

Battlefield Fanmix )
 

So because I'm inexperienced at a lot of random technical stuff, I don't have the file with all the downloads in it. Just look them up on YouTube, or take a listen to them on your iPod/MP3 player if you already have them. Thanks for listening :)

Sorry

Apr. 2nd, 2010 10:15 pm
lilcrickee: (Default)
This isn't really much of a post at all, but I wanted to mention I'm alive. It may not seem like it, seeing as I haven't posted in like, two months, but I'm here. I swear. I'll write longer posts. 

Gosh, I've missed you. :)
lilcrickee: (Default)
 So I figured a quick update would do as well as a little thing I stumbled upon elsewhere :D

End of term testing is over, however, the homework doesn't seem to have lessened. Don't teachers know when to cut a bit of slack? I need to go find my paint sets or buy a new one, so that's kind of driving away motivation.

Missed a competition this weekend because my solo isn't polished. I don't know why my coach decided not to work with me as much as he worked with another girl. I mean, don't get me wrong, Penny is a nice kid, it's just that I sort of wanted to go to the competition. Oh well, maybe next time.

Slow and boring. There's nothing good in my life right now so I'll just move on to a little survey thing ^^

Fandom: Pokemon

1. The first character I fell in love with:
Gary

2. The character I never expected to love as much as I do now:
Brock

3. The character everyone else loves that I don't:
Ash and Dawn

4. The character I love that everyone else hates:
James

5. The character I would shag anytime:
Volkner ;)

6. The character I'd want to be like:
Brock or Zoey

7. The character I'd slap: 
Ash or Jessie

8. Favourite character: 
Barry <3

9. Who are your five favourite characters?
Barry
Misty
Brock
Zoey
Gary

10. Who are your five least favourite characters?
Jessie
Ash
Dawn
Kenny
Paul

11. Which character are you most like?
May

12. What is your deep, dark secret regarding this?
She's the only one that obviously, doesn't like Ash as much as the others (though I do support Pokeshipping ^^)

13. A pairing that I love:
Twinleafshipping (Barry/Jun/Pearl x Dawn/Hikari/Platinum)
Contestshipping (Drew x May)
Pokeshipping (Ash x Misty)

14. A pairing that I despise:
Pearlshipping (Ash x Dawn)

15. What are your five favourite things about your fandom?
The Pokemon
The shippings
The well-written fanfiction
The well-drawn fan art
Barry

16. What are your five least favourite things about your fandom?
Dawn
Crappy fanfiction
No romances
Lack of Barry
Dumb trainers 
lilcrickee: (Default)
 So I decided to join the Max and Mariam contest over at FF.net simply because they are my pairing of the decade (Arthur and Morgana are my pairing of a lifetime as they seem to be going on for the past several centuries ^^ Expect a OneShot about them sometime in the distant future). Anyway, I'm so excited to start writing something for them again. It feels like it's been way too long, and seeing as there's a bit of a prompt, I won't have to think up the entire plot on my own. Of  course, discovering a way for them to get together is always tough, but I'll figure it out in the end.

By the way, if you want to check out the contest just follow this link.

lilcrickee: (iNudge)
 So, I am officially changing something off my list of things to do. Instead of it being a chaptered fic for Maximum Ride, I'm just making it a story... meaning I just completed something off my list! Hooray! So here it is, a new story:

Title: Float Like a Cadillac
Author: caddyeverafter7 (Me)
Fandom/Pairing: Maximum Ride/ None
Word Count: 773
Notes: Un-betaed, but I did proof-read
Summary: The Flock has nothing to hide... or do they? Their personalities told through cars. No Pairings.

 

...Sting Like a Beemer )

 

lilcrickee: (Default)
 I gave in: I downloaded that new Miley Cyrus song, but I haven't actually listened to it on my iPod yet... probably because I was listening to the Demi Lovato songs, which in my opinion, are way better. Actually, Falling Over Me may have sparked some inspiration for some traditional M/Mar. I don't think I've written for them without the inspiration coming from a song :P

Anyway, so I got a haircut yesterday and I'm entirely sure how I feel about it. It's good, I suppose, but I'll like it more when my bangs grow out. They're just too short for my liking. I mean, I spent the better part of my life growing out my bangs, so it will be nice when I get a bit of extra length to them... and some hair spray XD

While I'm here, I might as well mention some awesome stories that you should totally check out:

Title: Lurking in the Shadows: LIsa's Ultimate Challenge
Author: Dark Persian479
Fandom: Pokemon
Chapters: 54
Notes: Completed.
Summary: Just another OC trainer fic, but it's exceptionally well-written.

Link is Under the Cut! )

Title: Hoenn League: A Brendan and May Adventure
Author: Breezy
Fandom: Pokemon
Chapters: 62
Notes: Not Completed
Summary: Follow Brendan and May (the protagonists from Ruby and Sapphire) as they venture through Hoenn together.

Link is Under the Cut! )


Fic ^^

Aug. 15th, 2009 04:37 pm
lilcrickee: (Default)
 So as I said, I'd try and get my Harry Potter story up and running.

While I'm here, I might as well mention that I'm going to have to find a few more... original icons :P Yeah, I'm not doing too well so far on that department and I'm going for another name change that will hopefully be a bit more permanent. So enough of my blabering and on with the story.

Name: Amortentia
Author: caddyeverafter7 (Cadmium Kheri on FF.net)
Fandom: Harry Potter
Pairings: Mentions that may refer to Harry/Ginny and Ron/Hermione
Word Count: 925
Notes: Un-betaed and I can't even remember if I proof-read o_O
Summary: The world's strongest love potion smells differently to all those who catch a whiff of it. 

 




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 So I've finally signed up for LiveJournal... but I seem to lose interest in a lot of things really quickly. This time I am determined to stay on LiveJournal for at least a year. July 4th, 2010 will be the day when I can finally leave, if I want to that is.

So I guess I should write something a bit more interesting here.

My plans for LiveJournal are to put up some of my Fanfictions that don't fit into any catagories on Fanfiction.net and just to post up some of my existing stories that are recieving a lot of feedback (so far, that's hardly any). My goals for the month are:

-To post a OneShot for the Screech Owls. 
-To write for Merlin BBC (That goes for Fanfiction.net as well)
-Finish my Charlie Bone chapter story
-And write another OneShot for Max and Mariam, of Beyblade

Do you get the idea of what I write and what I'm interested yet? I hope so. Here are some goals for my year here.

-To get fifty reviews for one story/OneShot
-To get one hundred reviews for one story/OneShot

These lists will probably be updated once I start writing, but that might take me a while. I plan on posting my latest Max and Mariam OneShot shortly and we'll see what kind of feedback I get. Maybe I'm writing to an empty paper at the moment. Who knows? 

Anyway, thanks for stopping by if anyone is actually reading this.

Cheers. 

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