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[POSTDATED] Welcome To My World

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Hello! Please call me Ai. This LJ is a mirror of my main fandom journal, which is on Dreamwidth: I'm [personal profile] love there.

This is a fandom journal--I don't read this friends list anymore, but I will continue to use this journal for fannish posts and to post fanfiction to apples_for_me. Feel free to friend/watch; you don't need my permission. ♥ If you are here for the fiction or fanfic, it's over at apples_for_me. ^_^ I'm always open to discussions, but I am anti-spoilers. Please check my anime list and manga list if you want to know what I've watched/am watching!

ETA: There are no direct/overt links from this journal to my "real" LJ out of this page to make sure Google or business acquaintances don't connect the dots: fandom people who are interested should feel free to ask me for my "real" LJ name through PM or e-mail. ♥

 
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2014 in Review

(Not a return to fandom, just memorializing some things. ^_^)

Words written in 2014: 75,814 in fic (by AO3's count) over 22 fics varying from a 296-word drabble to a 21k monster that I dropped unfinished (I'd only gotten four chapters in!) AO3 also informs me that the vast majority of these fics were under 6000 words long, and that my two long works (a 19k complete fic and a 21k abandoned fic) are the great bulk of my fic output.

Translations written in 2014: Counting the pages/entries on this, I have done:
Seirin: 57 audio clips
Kaijou: 35 audio clips
Shuutoku: 34 audio clips
Touou: 10 audio clips
Extras: 11 audio clips

Grand total: 147 audio clips.

*stares at both statistics* I did all that translating in LESS THAN SIX MONTHS and all that writing in less than EIGHT MONTHS. Simultaneously--those periods overlap 100%. I haven't included any of the meta I wrote in that period, either. O_o No wonder I was burning out so fast.

Anyway. An interesting way to end. I always liked going out with a bang, not a whimper... ^_^

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Dropping Out

Dropping Out
Several years ago, I dropped out of fandom when life got to be a little too much to handle. I came back for a little while, but I need to leave again. I've officially declared my WIPs abandoned (I'm so sorry if you were waiting for some of these to be continued) and I probably won't be doing any more translations. Life is too hectic and something just has to give--fandom is that something.

It was fun, and since I know most of you outside of fandom as well--see you around, don't be a stranger. <3 I'm not going to be in fandom any more, but I'm always happy to chat and talk about other stuff!

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There's nothing quite like having your idiocy pointed out to you with perfect clarity for a shock to the system. The line between ignorance, idiocy, and assholism is very thin, and I have been merrily crossing all three lines willy-nilly without realizing it. To those I have been an unintentional asshole to (several of you!): I am VERY sorry, and I will try to do better.

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Semi-Hiatus Update

I survived the fic-writing, but I’m still on semi-hiatus doing the following:
  • Game soundtrack composing
  • Loncon 3 upcoming
  • Tax extensions and 3Q14 work colliding into October 2014

Translations and fic will show up as/when they get done, and the queue is set to one post a day. <3 As always, if you are worried about missing anything, just subscribe to me on Tumblr (translations) or AO3 (fic)!

Last, but most certainly not least: if you are going to be at Loncon 3, swing by and say hello! <3 Cross-posted; click here to reply on Dreamwidth (comment count unavailable comments so far).
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Update

I am now at 14.4k, but I am very tired and sleepy, and my initial estimate of 15k now seems laughable—this story is NOT wrapping up in 600 words. Most of this will need editing and rewriting tomorrow too, which is my last real writing day. T_T In any case, to bed; tomorrow is the last stretch. This thing is getting posted on Sunday, dammit, even if I half-kill myself tomorrow (technically it is now “today”)

After all this… I really, really, REALLY hope people like the fic. ^_^;;;

For the record, my speed record used to be 5k over a weekend (S.A.I. and Seki no Kosumi, though technically those are still under-5k). However, my novella-length record was 21k in a month (Kise no Copy, which is unfinished and shouldn't be considered a novella when it's going to end up novel-length by the end, and a lot of which was written over winter break of grad school.)

I just wrote over 14k in 2 weeks on top of working full-time to boot, and my two weeks are not quite over yet. Over 10k of this fic was written in the last 5 days, including a chapter rewritten from scratch (I threw away most of last weekend's work as bad words that didn't advance the story.) However, I don't think this pace is sustainable; I'm about to die of stress. *fairly vibrating off her chair* T_T

[This post is just my excuse to give me somewhere to say that I wrote almost 15k in two weeks in every waking moment I was not working or eating/driving, and I am dying here… ^_^;;;;;;; LESS THAN 48 HOURS TO GO.]

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2014 Word Count Update

My wordcount has not changed since the last wordcount update: I'm still at 56,500+ words for the year. However, it doesn't include the 5k+ words I've written over the last two weeks or so that are going towards the project I am hopefully posting next weekend. (We'll see. It may need to be extended. T_T I would rather not, though.)

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*whimper*

So, yesterday I wrote 4300+ words and I am at 7k right now... but half of that needs to be scrapped, and the other half needs minor-to-major rewrites. Oh, and I've just been reminded that my deadline is August 3, not 9, so I have one less weekend to write this.

*whimpers* I hope I get most of this done today. It's going to take a miracle, though... T_T

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Kakaotalk

In advance of heading to London, I have installed Kakaotalk (Whatsapp asked me for money when I logged in after deleting the app and my account a long time ago.) If you want to be Kakaotalk friends, add me! My Kakao ID is "futureskyline".

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Semi-Hiatus in Progress

Just an update on current RL things. I need to:
  • finish Super Sekrit Project (due August 9, but I am afraid I am likely to need an extension as it is projected to be at least 10k and I am less than 3k in…)

  • enjoy Loncon 3 (mid-August)

  • need to get a game soundtrack composed and produced before the end of summer in order to meet game launch deadline (I am only about 50% done, and this is due by the end of August)

  • survive tax extension season that overlaps with 3Q14 close (double the amount of work and no flex in the deadlines, oh joy)

It may not seem like it, but I have been on semi-hiatus for a month and it is going to continue about two months more at least. ^_^; I’ll get back to more regular translation and other posting as soon as life clears up.

(If you are going to be at Loncon 3, see if you can find me, and come say hello?)

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