Title:A Christmas Tale.
Author: [livejournal.com profile] fenderlove
Rating: PG.
Notes: The following is set in one of the AUs created by Brian Lynch in the ID Angel comics in which Angel managed to rescue Connor from being kidnapped by Holtz but pushed his friends away in the process and his continuing paranoia. Angel turned to Spike as the only person left who he trusts to care for toddler Connor in his absence.
Summary It's Christmas, and it looks like Santa's running a bit late.

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x-posted for my posting day at [livejournal.com profile] rekindlespangel.
fenderlove: James Marsters with Romeo and Juliet quote over it. (Default)
( Dec. 4th, 2012 11:09 pm)
I'm being published! I just got the notification that one of my short stories has been selected for an anthology! :D

I realize that I didn't have to wait as long as some people do to get a work published, and I probably didn't receive as many rejections as other authors have to go through, but it felt like such an eternity of waiting. I'm just beyond thrilled, and I can't wait to have some more information to share with you about the story and the anthology it's going to be included in soon! :D
From Brian Lynch's Facebook:

Franco Urru, my creative partner on so many comic books, including SPIKE:ASYLUM, SPIKE: SHADOW PUPPETS, a ton of issues of ANGEL:AFTER THE FALL, SPIKE:AFTER THE FALL, the SPIKE solo series and TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES: RAPHAEL, has passed away.

I'll have more to say on the matter, I'm kind of at a loss right now. I will say that getting new pages from Franco in my inbox was the highpoint of any day. I was lucky to have worked with him, for sure. Without a doubt, Chris Ryall pairing us on SPIKE:ASYLUM was the best thing that ever happened to me in the world of comics. He spun my gibberish into beauty. But beyond that, I was just lucky to have known him. He was, in every sense of the word, a great guy. Warm, and genuine. He had a beautiful heart and I already miss him.

RIP Franco Urru

A presto


Franco Urru was truly an under-appreciated comic artist. His style was so unique and beautiful, appearing almost effortless, and I believe that he's the only person to accurately capture Spike on the page. I have been worried about Mr. Urru's health since he had to take a break from IDW's final Spike series. My condolences to his friends, family, and colleagues.
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fenderlove: James Marsters with Romeo and Juliet quote over it. (Default)
( Nov. 20th, 2012 12:08 pm)
I really appreciate all the thoughts and well-wishes from my F-list. I can't thank everyone enough.
Spoilers: Chris Hemsworth vs. Christopher Eccleston.

Very clear video. Chris Hemsworth's hair makes me so happy. I can't wait to see what Tom Hiddleston's is going to look like (he'll be wearing a wig, whether his hair is longer or shorter because poor Thomas can't take the hair dye or the extensions anymore). I'm hoping for Loki's really long hair, like in the comics so he can pull it up into a pretty ponytail. :D
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fenderlove: James Marsters with Romeo and Juliet quote over it. (Default)
( Nov. 12th, 2012 10:52 pm)
So, Thor 2 is currently filming in London and will be there for the next two weeks.
Here's some pics on this Tumblr!
Thor's hair is adorable! All those wee braids! OMG!

In related news, Tom Hiddleston, the boy who plays Merlin, and Eddie Redmayne (sp?) were at the Moet event, and they all looked cute as hell. Hiddles even wore a jumper that had little cut-outs for his thumbs in the cuffs. He's a precious baby angel that brings joy to my world.

ETA: I'm in a better emotional place than I was a few days ago. Still not 100%, but I just keep looking at pretty photos of Baby Hiddles to make myself feel better. How is he even real?
*throws another rejection letter onto the pile* After the week I had, this is the last thing I wanted in my inbox. I really thought that this one would be the one that people would like. Should I email the editorial staff and ask for more information why this story "wasn't the right fit?" I feel like publishers just say that in hopes of not completely crushing a person's self-esteem, so it'd probably be pointless to ask. I know it's useless to get upset; I mean, hell, you'd think I'd be used to being rejected at this point, but I got my hopes up again like the fool that I am. I've tried different genres, different tones... Are my characters flat and uninteresting? Is it the dialogue? Are my ideas unoriginal? Is my writing just that awful? I'm tired of ripping myself apart in order to try and figure out why I can't write something publishable.

So much for NaNoWriMo this year. I guess I'll just stick to writing my thesis so I can fail at that too.
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Today is my one year anniversary of living in my apartment. Ever since I moved in, I’ve been keeping a board with all the house-warming, birthday, and other holiday-related cards on it, along with all the ticket stubs, souvenir postcards, etc. I’ve accumulated in the last year. It’s quite a bit, so today I’m taking them all down to start anew (with the winter holidays coming, I know I’ve already run out of room). :D


(Click for full-sized.)
I haven't been in a theatre production in a long time, so I can't remember if there's a specific term for using the wrong hand to pick up a prop. It's not "crossing," is it?

Also, for you theatre aficionados, are there a lot of differences between British theatre and American theatre in terms of how performances are produced (terminology for the stage, financing, etc.)? I'm Googling for answers, but I'm not finding much.

And, finally, a question for English and British peoples: Are there a lot of young people (very early twenties) in your soap operas? American soaps seem to be boiling over with relatively young actors now, but what about yours? Are there stigmas attached to being in a soap opera in terms of getting acting work later? I have the feeling, given some of the British soaps I've seen, that there might not be any stigma attached because those soaps seems to be better quality in terms of acting than most of the American ones I've seen.
fenderlove: James Marsters with Romeo and Juliet quote over it. (James!)
( Oct. 6th, 2012 11:44 pm)
Novelette #1 has been sent off to the publisher to see if they accept it. It is a somewhat comedic horror/paranormal tale about a young woman who comes into contact with an ancient deity that charges her with a mission that she is quite reluctant to accept at first. It involves lots of baking.

Novelette #2:
206 / 12000


This story is about an aging stage actor in the latter years of his career, watching as a younger actor steps into the spotlight in the role he once embodied.
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fenderlove: James Marsters with Romeo and Juliet quote over it. (Default)
( Oct. 4th, 2012 12:28 pm)
The novelette, as it stands:
6510 / 10000


Dear Story,
Write yourself.
Love,
Fender
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The novelette, as it stands:
4077 / 10000


Gearing up for a large research project is not conducive to fiction writing.
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The new novelette, as it stands:
2510 / 10000


I really want to start editing soon, so I'm trying to finish this up this weekend. :D
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Other than that, I'm trying to write. However, forcing myself is producing some pretty lackluster results.

The new novelette started last night:
753 / 10000


The fantasy novel I've been working on since June:
6013 / 80000


Ironically, I am about 7.53% done with each of them somehow. Weird.
fenderlove: James Marsters with Romeo and Juliet quote over it. (Default)
( Sep. 19th, 2012 12:30 am)
Just got another rejection letter for one of my short stories.

I should have known. Today has been a bad day, and I just knew something else was coming. Is this going to be the story of my life? I just wish I could figure out what I'm doing wrong. I was going to submit a story to Buzzy Multimedia magazine, but I don't think I will now because I'm probably just doing the same things that are getting me rejected elsewhere. I don't even know what those things are! Now I just have another story unworthy of publication to throw on the pile because I have no idea what to do with it. I'll just sit here with my self-pity and my rejected manuscript pile while I contemplate what to do next.
Set 1.
Set 2.
Set 3.

I think I spy new!Fandral and Hogun in some of the shots. Where is Volstagg? :( I still wonder if they're going with the storyline that starts out with Fandral being kidnapped by Dark Elves.

I also feel sorry for Tom Hiddleston. A Twitter account posing as the official Twitter of the film that had been posting links and set photos posted a promise that pics of Hiddleston in costume would appear by the end of this week. When the pics didn't come out, people apparently blamed TH for whatever reason. Hiddleston then apologized on his Twitter for the confusion, even though nothing about this was his fault. Good God, Hiddleston fandom is more insane than Marsters fandom has ever been (and we're pretty frickin' nuts at times).
Available from ChrisHemsworth on Tumblr. This is where some of the stills from yesterday came from.

The Official Thor 2 Twitter is promising photos of Tom Hiddleston on the set this week! Also, photos of Christopher Eccleston will be coming later this month.

The Game of Thrones look to the new settings may be explained by GOT director Alan Taylor being the director of this film as well. All I ask for is Loki to have longer hair in this film. I want it super-long. They've already given me Thor with a braid, which I thought I'd never get. XD
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Takeme-to-the-Dungeons on Tumblr has the pics.

And some more from A-Flawless-Difference

Oh, my gosh, I like the slight changes to Thor's armor! :D Hello, cockflap! XD

Days like today are why I almost want to make a permanent switch to Thor fandom, but I can't. Thor will just my back-up/secondary. XD
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