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"he has you on a leash!" "only literally..."

I keep forgetting I have this thing.
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I am pretty much on Tumblr now! This LJ is defunct. I also tweet often from pyrrhiccomedy. Feel free to follow me if you want to see what I'm up to or stay in touch!

My LJ will remain here as a hermetically sealed time capsule tumbling silently through the void of space for anyone who wants to read my old fic or what-have-you (<---a link to the fic directory, if that's what you were looking for!). But if you're looking for me in the future, check the links above!
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Nothing Seemed To Stop Them
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Do you guys still want to hear about history from me? Because I still want to talk about history to you. Specifically, I want to talk to you about World War I for a little town called Villers-Bretonneux. I hope that's okay.

Obscure history things involving French people, part 1 of ???Collapse )
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How To Be A BNF
my reputation! oh noes!
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So, I'm gonna talk about some things that People Don't Talk About.

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How You Say: some thoughts on finding a character's voice.
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This is something I've been thinking about a lot lately, and maybe some of you out there will find something useful in my thinkfulness?

I have been thinking about the importance of voice in characterization. Not the author's voice--the voices of the characters, and how to make them distinct, and how making them distinct can strengthen your story.

Maybe you've heard this before: it's a rule of thumb for artists who are developing OCs, and I've always kept it in mind as excellent advice: "You should be able to tell which of your characters is which even if they're in silhouette...and naked...and they've had their heads shaved."

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Let's share some pretties!
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A bunch of people I know are traveling right now, and it occurred to me--this is the perfect opportunity for a

Postcard Exchange!


Here"s how it works!Collapse )

Have fun, guys! ♥

Stick Theater Presents: How To Prussia! Part 1.
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Mommy, where do Prussias come from?Collapse )

1920
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I wrote a fic about the nations and quantum mechanics! It's funny!

Do you want to read it?

Too bad, you can't, unless you preorder the anthology I wrote it for. Practically all of my favorite fanfic writers and fanartists made a contribution (you can see the complete list of contributors on the preorder page), and it was a really cool project, and all the fics-slash-art are set in the 1920s, and I have a huge boner for the 1920s, I mean, doesn't everybody?

It's $15 + $9 for shipping anywhere on the planet, which is a pretty good deal for 190 pages; I mean, it's bound to give you more entertainment than a cheeseburger and a matinee.

In other news!

hetaliasunshine is back again! This is maybe my favorite fandom event of the year: it's an exchange for art and fics which focus on the happier, lighter side of Hetalia. The guidelines are here and the sign-up post is here. I hope you'll join! ♥ It was so much fun last year, and Miaou runs a tight ship.
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The "Make Me Suffer" Meme
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The Make Me Suffer Meme


No matter how talented we are, we've all got things we're miserable at. And usually we don't write/draw these things, because we're miserable at them, but delusions of competence are for losers, right? Here's your chance to ask me for something I'd never produce if I had any sense at all.

1) Request something I'm terrible at and usually avoid at all costs! You may get a doodle, a drabble, a whole fic, or a sixteen part saga full of sturm und drang: how MUCH I suffer is up to me.

2) Fair's fair--post this same offer on your journal, and get ready to gnash your teeth and rend your garments! Make sure to include a list of things you're terrible at (perhaps you've hidden your fail well!), AND (this is important!) a list of things you REALLY don't want to write. Making me suffer is one thing--making me rage is something else.

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Things I am bad at: Porn. Porn above all things. Happyderpy US/UK, the Asians (ALL OF THEM, SOB), AUs of any description, FAMILY MEMBERS KISSING, anything with Spain in (I DON'T GET HIM). Pairings: Spain/Romano, Poland/Lithuania, and the Bad Friends Trio. If you can think of something else I'd probably fail forever at, feel free to request that too! This meme is FOR sadism.

Things I "no, really" won't write: Noncon, dubcon, and psycho!Russia. Anything else is probably fair game.

Edit: I totally don't promise that I'll do ALL of these. I'll do as many as are fun in no particular order, which'll probably be in the 5-10 range.
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TCE In Very Very Brief.
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So this is what I did this afternoon instead of any of the things I was supposed to do.



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Order And Willing
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Order And Willing - Prussia/America (sort of).
You call this a fucking army?
Genre: Drama, where America kind of gets his ass kicked. But there's some unexpected heart-to-heart there, too.
1778. R for violence.

Emergency pinch hit for the aph_rarexchange! That makes three fills total. Am I indie yet?

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