Apr. 17th, 2010

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[livejournal.com profile] bsg_remix has started posting!!! whoohoo!!! (All of you with extensions- get your fics in soon!)

I finally finished my own remix. I'm happy with most of it. :) I'm pretty sure it will be obvious it's me, but hey. I can't wait to see what my remixer did, though. ::squee!:: It drives me crazy to have mine on my hard drive and not be able to post it, though! :)

Need to get moving on my [livejournal.com profile] lgbtfest fic, and my multifandom remix fic, and I'd better keep an eye out for other fics that need a pinch hitter. Crazy crazy crazy!

I also should review Moon for MRFH. We watched it last night, and yeah, it was really good. I'm liking this little trend of awesome low-budget sci-fi movies. More please!

Writing questions!

13. What's your favorite culture to write, fictional or not?

Hmmm. It's a toss-up here. I'm still worldbuilding for Adamaey Rising, but I'm really looking forward to writing that one. I love writing Colonial culture, and I've really been having fun writing Sagittaron stuff. And I really enjoyed writing Pern. Harry Potter was a little harder for me at times, because J.K. Rowling just had such creativity coming up with magical items, and there was a certain humor to the way she didn't that I couldn't always capture. (Her culture building was amazing. But I guess the winner is Colonial New Caprica. I LOVE writing New Caprica, and yes, that is a culture of its' own.

14. How do you map out locations, if needed? Do you have any to show us? I

I don't, and I should. This is part of why my scene setting/action scenes need serious work.

15. Midway question! Tell us about a writer you admire, whether professional or not!

There are lots of writers I admire- professional and fanfic. (And it's bullshit that fanfic writers are automatically crappy writers, because some of you guys write better than some of the published books I've read- The Luxe, I'm looking at you as an example of something published that's pretty bad.)

Anyway, the author I am choosing to highlight today is Meg Cabot, author of the wonderful Princess Diaries books. The Princess Diaries (which bear very little resemblance to the movie of the same name) are YA fiction books where Mia, a normal girl attending a private school in New York City, finds out that she's a princess. It's a series of ten books, taking Mia from her freshman year all the way to her high school graduation. It's chick lit, and it's YA, but it is some of the most satisfying stuff I've ever read, and if I had a daughter, I'd be desperately wanting her to read these books. (I'd actually love for my boys to read them, too, because they're an excellent insight to the workings of a teenaged girl's mind, but we'll see about that.)

Anyway, ten reasons why I love The Princess Diaries and think more people should read them and rave about them. Mild spoilers for the series )

Anyway, guess I'd better get dressed. I was going to run today, but the sky is looking sort of gray, and the lawn needed cutting. So Howard's mowing, and I'm putting off my run for a bit. If we get showers, it's no big deal for my run, but it's a much bigger deal for him cutting the grass since it will get wet and seriously clump. But after I get dressed, I should take the kids to the park or something.

Have a wedding to go to tonight, too. My main observation so far? There is underwear that makes you look sexy out of your clothes, and underwear that makes you look sexy in your clothes. Judging by the garment I bought to wear under my dress, they are NOT the same thing.

With that thought, have a good Saturday!

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