Author has written 8 stories for M*A*S*H, and Gravitation.
Yeouch, I guess it's about time for one of these, huh? Well, there's a bunch of extremely personal stuff that I won't go into here (come on, it's not like I'm writing under my real name), which may or may not include being abducted by space-faring penguins, but the long story short is that taking a gigantic break wasn't entirely my idea. There was a lot of crud to deal with. Put it this way: as anyone who's read my rambling comments or my silly little fics can attest, my vocabulary has a distinct tendency to range into the hinterlands. It went there. It came back. And still, the most appropriate word I could come up with was "crud". Anyway. :)
If it matters to ya, I'm back now. As those of you who kept bugging me for updates (feeding my ego—thanks!) may have surmised with the update of "100 Ways", I'm resuming work on the projects that had previously dropped off the face of the planet. I hope this comes as welcome news to the ravenous horde of literally twos and threes of people who perpetrated said ego-feeding.
Currently, I'm about halfway done with the next batch of one-liners for "100 Ways", and a multiple-chapter update is in the works for "Mélodie". "His" is a little trickier, because I'm going to have to re-read the manga. As a result of lending them to my sister-in-law, who lives...uh, about a thousand miles away, the timeframe for that is a little loose at the moment.
In the meantime, if you'd be at all interested in reading some truly amazing Gravi-fic from a writer who actually, y'know, finishes her stories, I really suggest stopping by Vindalootoo's page. It's frighteningly good!
Who are you?
Why are you interviewing yourself?
Do you write anything besides fanfiction?
I've also been published academically, worked as an ACP journalist, and written columns for a few different websites of varying size. In the general writing vein, I've student-taught English composition and done some work as a copy editor and proofreader. Earlier this year, I finished a cookbook that'll be sold locally. I've currently got a few other projects going, both non-fiction and original fiction.
When are you gonna update (insert name of fic here)?
Do you beta read?
The other issue, of course, is that there should ideally be some kind of chemistry between a writer and his or her beta reader. If you think we might be mutually suited, please do drop me a line!
What's the "BlurbiVerse"?
The BlurbiVerse has neighbors. They are: BlurbCity (the original), where I keep things I might actually use (all fics live here until I'm committed, and they're at least a couple pages long or are done); BlurbDump, where all the deleted scenes live; and the shady SubBlurbs, which is filled with all the things you ain't never gonna see me post...really bad writing and/or guilty pleasures and/or writing as therapy. A lot of it is supremely silly (there are a lot of pun-filled dialogue bits, terrible jokes, and soupy/sappy lines), but characters have also been known to die there, in seas of angst, when I'm irritated at life.
Do you ever stop talking?
I've decided to give this its own section, because it's my current big fan-fiction project. When I watched the anime for the second time through, I wasn't focused on the Yuki-Shuichi pairing quite as much anymore, because I knew what was going to happen. I became fascinated, instead, by the dynamic between Mika, Tohma, and Eiri. I started wondering about it, and especially more about who Mika and Tohma really are as people. They've obviously got a lot of history with each other and with Eiri. What is it?
"Mélodie" is one of the answers I came up with. When you read it, please keep in mind that this is basically a daydream that wouldn't leave me alone until I wrote it down. It is also extremely speculative—mostly the product of my own imagination, although I'm trying to stay as true as possible to the little snippets provided in the manga/anime. And it's written narratively, Mika and Tohma taking over alternate chapters. Don't worry, I've indicated which person is speaking at the top of each chapter.
Finally, a mélodie, in the most specific sense of the term, is a vocal song with piano accompaniment. If you're inclined to listen to music while you read, I therefore suggest something piano-centric. I specifically recommend the albums Water Circles by Mia Jang, and Beloved by David Lanz. For Tohma's POV, Bach's Goldberg Variations also work well, provided they are the piano and not the clavichord/harpsichord arrangements.
Hope you enjoy the story. (Oh, and sorry the alert mailings from FF.net look all wonky. It drives me nuts, but I can't do much about it.) You can find chapter notes right here.
Special thanks to Kyoko the Frighteningly Wonderful, and her equally wonderful mother, for their invaluable assistance with Japanese words and culture. Gigantic thank-yous also go out to the three faithful readers of this story!