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thedeadparrot
05 October 2004 @ 10:54 am
Guidence couselors suck. You remember how shit my class rank was before? Well, it just dropped 2 places and 1%, because they didn't calculate it right. Fuck.

Anyway, today is beautiful. It's cool, cloudless, and just gorgeous. I love these types of days. It makes me want to write fic about it.

Not sure whether or not I want to post a Hughes/Roy story to fm_alchemist. It would get me a wider audience, but maybe it's not incredibly yaoi friendly? Woe.

And I am filled with such love for Radiohead's "Threre There". It's just so perfect and beautiful and angsty and off-kilter.

In other news, there's this awesome section of the book Fortress of Solitude about the Beatles dynamic, and how Georges only really want to usurp Johns. I might have to type it up and post it later.
 
 
Current Mood: pensivepensive
Current Music: Radiohead - There There
 
 
thedeadparrot
05 October 2004 @ 02:18 pm
Title: Masters of War
Fandom: Fullmetal Alchemist
Rating: PG-13/R ?
Pairing: Hughes/Roy
Summary: One hundred days of the Ishbal Civil War
Feedback: The best thing evar. Flame away, even, if you feel like it.
Disclaimer: Don't own anything. I make no money. Etc.
Notes: Follows the manga canon, mostly, as I know in the anime that Hughes wasn't actually at the war. There's some anime stuff thrown in there as well.

Much thanks to tatooine for the beta.

Title and lyrics come from the Bob Dylan song. Yes, I know that's cheesy.

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Current Music: FMA 29
 
 
 
thedeadparrot
Ever wanted to know how I write? No? Well here's your chance to learn, anyway!

1. Make something really stupid up. Like John Lennon coming back to life during the second iceage, and start writing. Have a genearl idea, but no outline, because outlines are for people with time, energy and motivation.

2. Listen to music while writing, because this supposedly helps you add "mood." 90% of the time this music will be Radiohead.

3. Write out your idea in as little time as possible. Make sure that half of what is going on will confuse any reader who doesn't live inside your brain. The less coherent it is, the better. Explanations are not important. Make sure your fic isn't too long as well, if you go over 5,000 it's TOO LONG. Plus, if you do that, you're not writing a character study/thinly veiled attempt at plot.

4. Feel special.

5. Stick details/explanations in, because you are a feedback h0r, and people don't give feedback to stories that make no sense (unless they're convinced you are a genius, in which case, you wouldn't be writing like me). Make sure that your fic still reads like a shopping list, because flowing descriptions are for people who have more than one writing style.

6. Read it again, and realize just how dumb and repetetive your phrases are (when they're over three/four words long). Fix them and angst a bit.

7. Send the fic off to your beta(s). Be sure to prod them once a day to make sure they don't forget that you're their #1 priority.

8. Get your story back and realize that you made another 889328 mistakes that you didn't notice. Fix them and feel dumb.

9. Stare at it for a few days. Pick up things that neither you or your beta has picked up. Be indecisive about posting. A flip-flopper, if you will.

10. Pick a title. It's best to grab stuff from your "mood music". Song titles/lyrics are your friend. Album titles will do in a pinch.

11. Release your fic to the general public. Cry when no one recognizes your twu genius.

12. Write dumb crap in your journal explaining your planning process for world domination.
 
 
Current Mood: hyperhyper
Current Music: listening to Radiohead OMG