Author: NeoNails PM
"Hey, you okay?" Annie's voice somehow floated through to his brain. "Well," he replied. "I'm not dead, as far as I can tell."Rated: Fiction T - English - Humor/Romance - Annie W. & Auggie A. - Chapters: 66 - Words: 65,457 - Reviews: 478 - Favs: 131 - Follows: 141 - Updated: 11-09-11 - Published: 03-17-11 - Status: Complete - id: 6833198
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So… hey, guys. I'm not dead. Whoo.
However, we've got some bad news, some worse news, and some slightly good news. I'm not gonna bother counting hands and just assume you'll want the bad news first, which is that while I'm back, I'm not actually back. I'm still battling a really heavy case of writer's block, which is worse than usual because I've stopped writing completely, something I haven't done in years. But I'm not going to force myself to write what I know is subpar and just disappoint everyone.
The worse news is that, unfortunately, I took down Gotta Be Dante's Circles. Everyone's reception to it was amazing, but after several months of me reading it and rereading it and thinking about what I want to do with it I realized something… it kinda sucks. Pretty hard.
Now, you guys can disagree with that and if a few of you (that have ff accounts) want a copy of the 5 chapters I finished, you're welcome to them. But I noticed that everybody and their mother has done the Auggie and Annie meets his family storyline and mine isn't that spectacular in the long run, and I'd rather get rid of it than leave it up here for you guys to read and wonder why I never got back to it.
Okay. We got the mildly depressing shit out of the way, on to the good stuff. This is something new, always a positive. It's short. But something. I really haven't accomplished much in the last few months, so anything is a vast improvement.
Ironically, I'm getting rid of a piece of ff and replacing it with something else that has also been overdone (and done way better), in the form of the Word of the Day.
I will tell you flat-out that I have no plans of posting a Word of the Day every day. I just don't have that time or that energy or (worst of all) that creativity at the moment. But I will try to when I have time, and I have plans of finally wrapping up the last nine oneshots for Don't Call It a Comeback.
Quaff: (v.) to drink a beverage, especially an intoxicating one, copiously and with hearty enjoyment.
(Too appropriate for St. Patrick's Day.)
Annie eyed the coffee table one last time, surveying the wacky display set out before her. "I'm still not sure about this, Aug," she said hesitantly.
"What? You never play a drinking game before?" he asked, smiling obnoxiously wide as he poured each of them a shot of Patrón.
"Not since college," she admitted as she picked up the glossy DVD box. "And certainly not with movies. We did normal illegal drinking games. Like beer pong."
He chuckled at her perceived innocence (not really), and replied, "Movie drinking games are a staple, and on St. Patrick's Day it's more or less mandated. Especially when it's this movie."
"I've never even heard of this movie until you," she said, setting the box down and staring at him. When he invited her over to his place for a little St. Patty's Day bonding, she knew full-well it would involve a healthy amount of booze. But she hadn't expected the booze to come with rules and an oddly titled movie.
"How have you never seen Boondock Saints? It's about Boston, the Irish, and kicking ass. What more could you ask for?"
Annie stared at him incredulously, even though he couldn't even see her (just to satisfy her own need). "You're bizarre," she finally said slowly. After a long, tense moment where he was grinning wildly in her direction and she was trying to understand why he was such a whackadoodle, she added, "So how is this game played?"
Auggie chuckled, like he knew what her answer would be from the beginning. "The game is easy- every time someone says 'fuck' during the movie, we take a shot."
She nodded for maybe half a second and then stopped. "How frequently do they say 'fuck' during the movie?"
A very dangerous (and only slightly sexy) smile slid across his face. "Watch the movie, Walker," he said. "And prepare to be drunk under the table."
Annie narrowed her eyes. It was on.
Just finished watching Boondock Saints with a roommate and while (technically) St. Patrick's Day is now over, I still suggest watching it. It's a fun, quirky as hell action movie. Plus, cute guys with Irish accents. :)
And I was actually talking about the real-life drinking game for this movie with the same roommate earlier in the day and decided I couldn't pass it up considering the Word of the Day.
Sorry again for sort of leaving you guys in the dust. I'm not totally back yet, but I think I will be soon.