krislaughs: (XMFC hank)
It's been a week.

  • I got out on-time today, but am about to be called back in to euthanize and decapitate a stray dog that bit some people for rabies testing (yes, you did read that right. Is it any wonder horror movies make no impression?)


  • Had a bunch of surgeries. Tapped the pericardium (sack that encloses the heart) on a dog I've been treating for a while. This procedure always makes me hold my breath but feel really accomplished when it's a) over and b) the dog improves.


  • Got totally hoodwinked by a guy on Match.com--which only compounds bad-luck in dating recently. I'm about to get to the point of not bothering anymore. Unless something (someone) good happens soon.


  • Going to visit my aunts in western MA this weekend. I'd like to end up living/working in the Berkshires, so this is a feel-it-out trip I'm looking forward to. I hope I make the plane tomorrow; since my colleague is going to be at a hearing most of the afternoon, I'll be covering appointments, so it's going to be close.


  • Got a lot written on my Alex/Hank epic. I left it alone for a while and enjoyed re-reading it. That's a good sign, right?


Hope you all (that's younz in Pittsburghese) are having a good one!
krislaughs: (XMFC hank)
YAY! Three-day weekend is finally here after only twelve days of work. :-D


Okay, so I'd like to be writing. And to talk about stories. Preferably XMFC. I made Indian curry with mushrooms and salmon for dinner. I opened a bottle of wine I'd been saving, and it's just as LOVELY as expected (despite the staining on the cork, that terrified me it would be spoilt).

I'm almost done re-reading Jane Eyre and... dude, there's so much more sexual tension in that novel than I was even aware of in middle school. :-P It's great. I'm thinking I ought to re-read Wuthering Heights...

Simul-reading The Subtle Knife and The Neon Court, and it's a little surrealistic. I love it.

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Um, here's a snippet of one I've been working on that--the whole doesn't flow at all, but I really like this moment. Flying for the first time )

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Okay. That's what I got. Gonna see if Terra Nova is available OnDemand.
krislaughs: (castle)
So, I was thinking about science fiction, and you know what I'd really like to read? A story in which time travel (via delorian or cry-preservation-stasis or whatever) can only happen in one direction.

You can jump into the future as often and as far as you want, but you can't ever go back. You can bypass the hard parts of life, but then you miss them and people grow up/move on without you.

Or you can go back to the way things were, live them again, but everyone will move on (or have moved on) without you.

I dunno. I just think that if you knew, going into it, that it was a one-way trip, it would change the entire dynamic of time travel on a personal level. And that's what I'd like to read about.

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I'd also like to read the end of that XMFC fic, Limited Release. I'm rather certain it's an orphan at this point, and that makes me rather sad. I'm pretty sure where it's going, but that's not the point. The point is that it's been such a fun story to get there so far.

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Which is why I don't read WIPs. Hell, I have enough orphans on my desktop as it is anyway.

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Speaking of XMFC fic, has anyone read any good stories about the trip back from Russia for Charles, Emma, Moira and Erik? When they know they've been duped and bad things are happening back home, and they just can't get there fast enough. OH, and they also have to keep Emma contained for the duration of the trip?
krislaughs: (XMFC charles/eric2)
It's odd, but after a week/weekend on-call, Monday is the greatest word.

Last weekend was a bit rough (as anyone who caught my Saturday night post can attest). I worked a normal half-day Saturday, back home around two, then pretty much straight through from four pm to four am. I also killed (euthanized) the vast majority of my patients. That, after a busy Friday night, left me on my last nerve. Luckily, I only had one major call on Sunday night. Luckily it was a horse (I have infinite patience for horses relative to other animals). Then after work this evening, I was off!

Oh. Except for when my neighbor brought me a dying kitten to take care of, after her son motored over it in his PowerWheels car. I kid you not.

This is actually my life. *facepalm*

(I took the kitten to euthanize. Because I really am doctor death. I told her to tell her son we tried CPR to revive it. I am a lying liar.)

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I spoke to my boss last week about what her plans were for my colleague's maternity leave. Um. The plan was to have me and her husband split on-call duty 50/50 for six weeks. I'll be paid more for the time, but I'm not sure money is worth the basket case I know I'll be (we currently split emergency duty three ways, and that seems like too much many days. See: last Saturday for example).

I suggested as much to her. I guess we'll see what happens...

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I started dating someon new. I think I really like him, you guys!

That hasn't happened in, no joke, like ten years.

I guess, worst case scenario, at least I know I still have a heart? But best case scenario, I also get to have some fun. :)

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I think that's all. I really want to finish one of the open stories on my desktop. The Charles/Erik one is proceeding in a slow, linear fashion. I think it's funny how each story develops so differently because the Hank/Alex one is written beginning to end, but each time I go through it I add new layers of characters and voice and... I don't know, but I'm rather enjoying the (also slow) process.
krislaughs: (BHUS aidan2)
Yikes. I don't even know where to start. I'm driving 3.5 hours to Columbus tomorrow for my Ohio USDA acreditation seminar (basically so I can write official documents for animals from Ohio). It feels like a day off, even though the whole thing (and then some) is going to be spent driving and listening to lectures.

In other news.

1. Being human: spoilers for US ep 11, UK S1 finale )

2. PSA: Get your puppies and pregnant bitches vaccinated for Parvovirus. Please. I realize I sound like a broken record, but after two in the hospital just this week... I apparently can't say it enough.

3. I wrote my first almost-femmeslash fic this week. I love the pairing and I want to go farther with it. I'm just... inexperienced? (I mean, I've never experienced gay sex, either, but it's easier to imagine? Is that weird?)

4. (confessions of an HGTV addict) The guys on the last episode of Income Property were totally fanboying Mike Holmes. Um? LOVE!

5. I finally got on the queue for an AO3 account. Also signed up for Tumblr although I gotta admit, I don't quite get it... Can anyone explain?

6. I woke up this morning to snow on the ground. Granted, it was gone by late morning but still, so WRONG.

That's all. How are ya?
krislaughs: (spn metallcar b&w)
So I ended up signing up for [livejournal.com profile] getyourwordsout. I don't know, yet, if this is a good idea. I've had the worst time recently starting, continuing, or even really writing anything.

To clear the air, I've decided to post the beginning of a story that's been dogging me for months because I can't figure out where I want to go with it (and the answer is probably; nowhere) and I want to put it behind me to start something else.

Imagine a Road - 950 words )
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And the only other part I can stand.- 450 words )

So there's my dirty laundry. Er. :/
krislaughs: (sandman dream)
I haven't been writing much anything lately, so I decided to go back to this post and give those ideas you guys had a whirl.

For [livejournal.com profile] sasha_davidnova, Voldemort and Aziraphale
(she never specified the form of Voldemort at the time, though.)

Excuse me, pardon. )

For [livejournal.com profile] ignipies, Sandman's Death and Discworld's Death

Two deaths walk into a bar. )
krislaughs: (spn s/d facepaw)
Grrr.

So I haven't been able to write a thing for Supernatural in like WEEKS.

At first I just thought the awesomeness of finale had blown my brain. And I think it had, for a time. But now?

It's not for lack of ideas. I have Ideas, bright shiny sparkly ones. But if I tell anyone or say them out loud, if I even look at them too closely, they shrivel up and break and I suddenly don't want to work with them any more.

Ideas, why don't you want to play with me anymore? We'll have lots of fun. I promise.

Or not.

How strange is that?

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