Author has written 113 stories for Pokémon, Doctor Who, Transformers, Transformers/Beast Wars, Dinotopia, and Jurassic Park.
Between my own health problems, my family's issues, my boyfriend's problems, and receiving confirmation that one of my 'friends' is actually talking about me behind my back,I've not got much writing done at all.
I've started one or two new stories, and a crossover fic, but found no inspiration for some of my as yet uncompleted fics. I promse to try, but in the last few days discovered that one of my friends who had several problems and no professional support felt unable to cope with living any more and took her own life. My thoughts are with her family.
Not oly do I have female health issues, but my thyroid's decided to join in the 'fun' and now I can't get my other issues sorted till the doctors find out what's wrong with that. Over the last three years I've seen way more than I ever wanted to of the insides of various hospitals -Norwich University Hospital, Whipps Cross, Newham General, and St Bart's to be precise.
Ah well, such is life, I guess...
Apologies for everyone waiting for updates, but real life's been biting hard lately, leaving me little time to think, let alone write. Combine that with a nasty case o9f writer's block and you can see why I';ve not updated lately. I have a chapter or two to put up, but I jusn need the TIME to do so.
If it’s not one thing it’s another! On top of a broken computer and the desertion of my Muses, I have also had a spell in hospital! On the27th October I suddenly fell ill with very intense stomach cramps. In the very early hours of Thursday 27th Oct I went to the A&E department of the Norwich and Norfolk university hospital with what I thought was food poisoning. I could not keep food or sugary drunks down, and my entire abdomen was hurting, and it was this extreme agony that prompted me to go to the hospital.
Within an hour, I was triaged and taken to a cubicle and a blood sample was taken. The doctor thought it was food poisoning, the pain was my stomach twisting to move the off food out, he could give me anti-cramp medication and painkillers and send me home.
Twenty minutes later he returned to tell me that my blood test had shown that I had pancreatitis, that I could not go home, that it needed to be treated in hospital. I was put on a drip and classed nil by mouth. I was given painkillers which was a great help. This was the early morning of 27th October.
In the two days following, I could not have been better looked after. The consultant came and explained that they suspected gallstones and arranged an ultrasound scan which confirmed it. If I was in pain, there was some sort of pain killer available. I ate once but felt so ill that chose not to eat again till after my op.
The surgeon came up to explain what would happen, but to warn there might be delays ) I was able to ask any questions I wanted, so when I was taken down to theatre, I was very relaxed.
As the general anaesthesia was administered, I was chatting to the surgeon. I thought I'd go gradually, but no, it was fast! One moment I was asking the surgeon what gallstones were made of, the next thing I knew I was waking up in recovery, the op done (in about an hour, fast!) in hardly any pain hooked up to a drip. Later that day I was able to eat, and again pain relief made things much more comfortable. Three days later, on the Tuesday, I was released and am now at home no longer needing painkillers.
I've got the loan of a puter for a week, and one or two of my Muses seen to be returning, but please be patient, I'm recuperating.
My computer has gone kaput!
The screen is broken, and it has all my story ideas/partial chapters ETC on it! Luckily I have a friend who will put them all on a memory stick for me, and I can part-share my friend's compy till I get a new one, but as a result, updating will be later still.
Apologies to my loyal readers and reviewers, but my inspiration totally died for no apparent reason the middle of last month. I have chapters waiting to be written, two sequels being readied, and everytome I look at the page, even of those chapters I've started, my mind turns to fog. I am working on getting my muses back, you'll know when it happens, but for now I can only apologise.
You know me here as LittleMewLugia, but I am also known online as Lugianna, Juliearticuno and Ambervelociraptor.
Mum update: Many of you will be aware that the last two years or so have not been the best for me: in August 2009 my Mum was diagnosed with breast cancer. She had a lumpectomy on her right breast and then, because they could not be sure they got it all, she had a mastectomy, and has been left not only feeling 'mutilated' (her word) but with a four-to-eight times higher chance of the cancer returning in her left breast. Because of this, my mum has to have a mammogram every year for the next five years, and then every 18 months for the rest of her life. In addition to this, my Mum stopped smoking (so proud of her!) but the smoking has left her with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, a smoking-caused illness. She now heartily wishes she’d stopped earlier.
Am finding with some of my stories I seem to be getting little or no inspiration for them ("Life: interrupted" and "Scientific Method" spring to mind.) The other stories are going slowly, although writer’s block is getting in the way…grr!
And I have a challenge for anyone willing to take it: I cannot seem to find a random pairing generator for the '09 film, but I did manage to come up with what I think would be a difficult random generator-esque pairing and keyword:
Anyone willing to try writing that one? Let me know, I'd like to see what you come up with!
To those who have left reviews and not recieved replies...I always reply to my reviews, I just had some issues recently and am working through the backlog. So you may have to wait but I WILL (eventually) find the time to reply to them. I always, ALWAYS reply to reviews…even if it takes months.
I also have to point out one of my biggest bugbears: favoriting without reviewing. If I read a story I like enough to favorite, I will always leave at least one review. I don't ask for a review every chapter, especially on some of my longer fics, but when I open my inbox and find a list of favorited alerts and not one review, it's a little disappointing. If you like it enough to favorite it, isn't it worth one little comment, even if it's just to say you liked it? Or even to say that you're partway through it and have faved it to find again? Please?
As Dancinglemur and other people have succinctly pointed out, as TF’s are a non-biological entity, the concept of ‘gender’ as we know it doesn’t make a lot of sense. However, as I am lazy and in some ways an incurable romantic, I usually have TF’s with gender.
Also I write slash and femslash, but with most of my stories there will be a warning either at the beginning or somewhere further in. I have also written stories with multiple partners in.. though if you've read many of my stories, you'll know that already. Love is love, who cares what gender (or number) are involved, especially where robots are concerned? Be aware that yes, I write fluff, smut, slash, het and pretty much everything in between.
I also, especially if your request spawns a bunny that bites me hard enough, take requests. Just be aware I do not write excessive violence, protracted torture, alternate universes featuring evil Autobots, or non-con. I dislike writing ongoing angst and am a bit of a bugger for happy endings. A general guide would be to send me a PM and ask: the worst that will happen is that I'll say no, and if I say no I'll always explain why. I am more likely to say yes. There are also certain pairings (in a sexual context) I am reluctant to do except as crack pairings as without a crack element I cannot see them being consensual. These would include (but would not neccesarily be restricted to) SamxStarscream, BumblebeexStarscream, , MikaelaxMegatron, and similar such pairings. This does not mean you can't ASK for these pairings, just that you may not get them, or may not get them with a sexual element, or there may be a sexual element, but the story would be crack (an example would be “A Favour For A Favour.”)
Non-sexual pairings are different: "Delta Angel" involves Starscream and Annabelle Lennox but is innocent. Similarly, my Barricade/Annabelle Lennox is innocent, if leaving ‘Cade stressed out. I like writing fluff, but don't get many ideas. If you want a fluff pairing, go right ahead and ask!
Writer Silver_fox_trot has asked - and received my permission - to continue the story started in the second of "Sam's Snippets." Thus she will be reposting the original Snippet, but continuing the story. She and I will both be continuing it but each taking it in different directions.
I have received (thankfully not recently, and only a couple of) reviews and PM's that have quite rudely told me to hurry up with the frequency of my updates. I am saddened by this, as these people are obviously under the illusion that all I have to do all day is sit and write, or be lazy. This is not, as most of you know, true. I am 37 years old, and as such, have work and domestic issues at work in my life.
Not only do I have real life issues and concerns which occasionally bites me on the aft hard enough to keep me away from my writing for weeks at a time, no matter how hard the plot bunnies bite, but both I and my Muses have off days, and we both like to have breaks and holidays. Please respect this, and do not chivvy me or pester me if I haven't written for a while. Asking if I'll be updating this or that story any time soon is acceptable: telling me to hurry up or scolding me for not updating quickly enough for your tastes is not. Also, being rude about it anonymously is just bad manners.
Thanks very much to my readers: Favorites and author alerts make me very happy, and to all those who take the time to review me, here's a big THANK YOU to you all: you make my day! Thanks for kind comments, additional bunny ideas (credit will ALWAYS be given for this) and for pointing out errors, in either plot, spelling, or just dumbaft mistakes (or mistakes that I, as a Brit, make about America or American systems.) ConCrit is good, and sometimes a writer's best friend.
Over 4 years ago, I found I have Asperger's Syndrome. So if you find some of my stuff strange or off the wall-that's probably why! And Aspies tend to have obsessions. My latest and current greatest is the 2007/2009 Transformers movies. I am currently archiving a LOT (make that only) of Transformers movieverse-based fan-fic, so if that's your thing, take a gander at my stories! Be aware that yes, I write fluff, smut, slash, het and pretty much everything in between.
If you have a LiveJournal account, you might want to take a visit to the Transformers Movie community TF2007fun. On Livejournal I am known as Lugianna. I am female, 5ft1, and I like to think of myself as friendly. My eyes are green and my hair is brown, beginning to show flecks of silver. The rest is subject to change.
Want to know anything else? Want to ask me a question? Please feel free to PM me.