Author: [livejournal.com profile] dawnofme
Title:  Not My Reality
Pairing:  Spike/Buffy
Rating:  NC-17 for later chapters

Summary:  Buffy is a single, twenty-six year old assistant manager at Bloomingdale's department store.  Buffy and her best friend, Willow, love to watch reality TV shows.  When Angel is the runner up on the Bachelorette show and then becomes the next Bachelor, Willow sends in Buffy's photo and details to the casting team.  What's a girl to do when she goes on a reality TV show to get to know a man she'd been attracted to only to fall for one of the camera guys instead?

Betas:  [livejournal.com profile] mabel_marsters & [livejournal.com profile] xtanitx


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dawnofme: (Default)
( Apr. 4th, 2009 10:43 pm)

Today, I studied the form of the Elegy.  An elegy (not to be confused with eulogy) is a poem of mourning.  The subject can be a person, thing or idea that has been lost to the poet somehow.  It consists of three parts.  Grief and sorrow, praise and admiration, and consolation and solace.  Stanzas are usually 4 lines of two end rhyming couplets.  I chose to write mine with 10 syllable lines and one stanza for each part. 

I plan to create an Elegy poem coupled with graphic art/manip for tomorrow for my [livejournal.com profile] seasonal_spuffy posting day from the POV of Spike after S5 The Gift. 
I had a hard time coming up with a subject to "mourn" in real life.  I haven't had much loss to deal with yet.  But then, I remembered something that was very emotional for me to lose as a teen, moving into adulthood.  The title of my elegy is:  Goodbye, Puppy Love  Elegy, this way. )

I just got my manuscript back from the person who was reading it for me.  Read more... )

Happy Birthday [livejournal.com profile] louise39!
The type of poetry I've been studying these last two days is a Kyrielle Sonnet.  It consists of three stanzas and a non-rhyming couplet with the last line of the first stanza repeated (refrain) at the end of the other stanzas.  Each line has eight syllables.  The couplet is made up of the first line of the first stanza and the refrain.

There are variations to the rhyming.  My Spuffy Kyrielle Sonnet has AabB, ccbB ddbB AB and is actually a double Kyrielle Sonnet with 28 lines. 

My poem today has an AbaB, cbcB, dbdB, AB scheme. 

I sat for ten minutes trying to come up with a subject to wax poetic about, but was drawing a blank.  That is until I started to think of all the things I'm passionate about and my eyes rested on an object at my desk.  Behind the cut is my sonnet with artwork about one of my passions.  LOL! Homage to... )
My subject title has nothing to do with my post.  LOL!  Feckless was the word of the day and I just had to use it.  I like it.

Been writing poetry for [livejournal.com profile] seasonal_spuffy.  My posting day is this Sunday, the 5th.  I've got a few more graphic things I want to put together, and because it's the Month of April and poetry month, I will probably have one more Spuffy poem to add to the list by Sunday.  I've got two now.  The second is a Kyrielle Sonnet.  It took me a long time to write, but it was a lot of fun.  So for today, I'm going to write a non-Spuffy Kyrielle Sonnet.  If it turns out sort of decent, I might post it here.  I've decided to try to write a poem a day for all of April, but we shall see if I can accomplish that.  I would like to study a form one day and write two poems for that form, so that at the end of the month, I will have conquered fifteen poem types. 

Fandom Stuff:

Castle Read more... )

Supernatural:  This episode was a winner!  A huge wave to the fans that had me roaring -- yes, people, roaring -- with laughter.  Much spoilage in the cut. Do not click if you don't want to be spoiled! )

The other day, an idea for a new novel sort of came at me from nowhere.  Of course, I was driving at the time, so I couldn't write any of it down, but everyday since the first thought for the novel came to me I've been thinking about it and mulling it over.  It's going to be a paranormal suspense story peppered with romance.  I swear, I need to grab hold of a genre and stick with it.  But, I must go where my ideas take me. 

I'm seeing some of the scenes in my head and bits of dialogue keep going in a loop in my head.  So I've just jotted down some notes and the main character has sort of revealed herself to me.  The only problem is, she doesn't want to stay in California, where she was born.  Somehow, the state of New Jersey is where she insists she went to college and where she works now.  This poses a problem for me, because I've never been to New Jersey.  I've driven as far as Indiana and seen a tiny bit of the states between California and Indiana.  I had a boyfriend who moved to California from Newark, NJ, but that was many years ago. 

After just a few minutes of research, I think she's going to be working in Bound Brook and living near the border of Bound Brook in Franklin Township. 

Does anyone on my f-list have any knowledge of these areas?  I plan to continue with the research, but it would be nice to be able to pick the brain of someone who actually knows these places.  If you do, you can leave a comment here or send me a private message or an email.  :)



Author: [livejournal.com profile] dawnofme
Title:  Not My Reality
Pairing:  Spike/Buffy
Rating:  NC-17 for later chapters

Summary:  Buffy is a single, twenty-six year old assistant manager at Bloomingdale's department store.  Buffy and her best friend, Willow, love to watch reality TV shows.  When Angel is the runner up on the Bachelorette show and then becomes the next Bachelor, Willow sends in Buffy's photo and details to the casting team.  What's a girl to do when she goes on a reality TV show to get to know a man she'd been attracted to only to fall for one of the camera guys instead?

Betas:  [livejournal.com profile] mabel_marsters & [livejournal.com profile] xtanitx


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Let's take a detour from reality together... )
dawnofme: (Default)
( Mar. 29th, 2009 03:21 pm)

This is so funny!  I hate telemarketers.



I did it, left the tab open with my results, go busy and then closed the tab by accident.  But I remember my result.  I got Counselor, which is one of the Idealist.  The result was eerily correct.  So, instead of doing all 70 questions over again, I went to www.keirsey.com site and found the in depth portrait.  I've copy and pasted it below and in the cut:

Read more... ) 


Author: 

[livejournal.com profile] dawnofme
Title:  Not My Reality
Pairing:  Spike/Buffy
Rating:  NC-17 for later chapters

Summary:  Buffy is a single, twenty-six year old assistant manager at Bloomingdale's department store.  Buffy and her best friend, Willow, love to watch reality TV shows.  When Angel is the runner up on the Bachelorette show and then becomes the next Bachelor, Willow sends in Buffy's photo and details to the casting team.  What's a girl to do when she goes on a reality TV show to get to know a man she'd been attracted to only to fall for one of the camera guys instead?

Betas:  [personal profile] mabel_marsters &

 

[livejournal.com profile] xtanitx

 

 

a/n:  The songs mentioned in this chapter are:

 

1.       “Lady Marmalade” from Moulin Rouge  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=29EnyqVPpAc

2.      “I Will Survive” by Gloria Gaynor  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xv6lHwWwO3w

3.      “The Saga Begins” by “Weird Al” Yankovic http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=evLRkSSzH14

4.      “A Song for the Lovers” by Richard Ashcroft (lyrics are in the text of the story.) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KNnh8nszFU0&feature=related



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dawnofme: (Default)
( Mar. 25th, 2009 01:42 pm)
Saw this on [livejournal.com profile] mabel_marsters LJ who got it from [livejournal.com profile] debris4spike

1 Why do you write fanfic?
2 When did you write your first fanfic and which fandom was it for?
3 Which fandoms do you, or have you, written for?
4 Do you read much fanfic or do you mainly write?
5 What comes easiest for you when writing?
(dialogue, descriptions, plot, characterizations, humour, angst...)
6 Which genres do you mainly write? (action, angst, dark, drama, horror, humour...)
7 Which genres will you not write?
8 Are reader comments/responses important?
9 Do you use a beta reader?
10 Which is your favourite character to write fanfic for and why?
11 Which are your favourite ships (including friendships) that you write the most?
12 Do you have characters that are so strongly established that they're in your heads?
13 Which characters are you most comfortable doing a POV for? Which is the hardest?

My answers in the cut )


Author: [livejournal.com profile] dawnofme
Title:  Not My Reality
Pairing:  Spike/Buffy
Rating:  NC-17 for later chapters

Summary:  Buffy is a single, twenty-six year old assistant manager at Bloomingdale's department store.  Buffy and her best friend, Willow, love to watch reality TV shows.  When Angel is the runner up on the Bachelorette show and then becomes the next Bachelor, Willow sends in Buffy's photo and details to the casting team.  What's a girl to do when she goes on a reality TV show to get to know a man she'd been attracted to only to fall for one of the camera guys instead?

Betas:  [livejournal.com profile] mabel_marsters & [livejournal.com profile] xtanitx


Previous Chapters Here



 













 

Let's take a detour from reality together... )
I've watched three episodes of Being Human.  :)  I like!  Great characters.  My favorite so far was Gilbert.  He could come haunt me anytime.  He wouldn't be disappointed in my music. 

Watched the latest episode of SPN.  *Sigh*  Castiel.  Castiel.  Castiel.  Won't say anymore for those who haven't seen the episode yet.  I'm seriously hooked on that angel.

In other news, I have the landlord coming over to check a busted pipe in the kitchen.  Grrr.  Been doing my dishes in the backyard with cold water.  I hope he gets the pipe fixed soon.  I have a ton of laundry to do today, but what I want to do is be lazy and watch the next three episodes of Being Human.  I haven't even made my bed yet and its 9:30 a.m.

I got notice this morning that I have been nominated at the Cradle of Humanity awards, for Not My Reality.  :)  In three categories.  Best Story, Best Romance and I think the other one is called Happy Workers?  Whoever nominated me, thank you.



Edit:  I had to go back and edit this post twice for stupid typos.  *sigh*  It's one of those days.


Author: [livejournal.com profile] dawnofme
Title:  Not My Reality
Pairing:  Spike/Buffy
Rating:  NC-17 for later chapters

Summary:  Buffy is a single, twenty-six year old assistant manager at Bloomingdale's department store.  Buffy and her best friend, Willow, love to watch reality TV shows.  When Angel is the runner up on the Bachelorette show and then becomes the next Bachelor, Willow sends in Buffy's photo and details to the casting team.  What's a girl to do when she goes on a reality TV show to get to know a man she'd been attracted to only to fall for one of the camera guys instead?

Betas:  [livejournal.com profile] mabel_marsters & [livejournal.com profile] xtanitx


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Let's take a detour from reality together... )
dawnofme: (Default)
( Mar. 18th, 2009 05:55 pm)
I'm watching too many TV shows right now!  But I'm enjoying it.

Supernatural Read more... )

Dollhouse Read more... )

Castle Read more... )

Bones Read more... )

Dancing with the Stars Read more... )

Doctor Who Read more... )

Torchwood  Read more... )

Being Human Read more... )

The Bachelorette  Read more... )

I made two fic banners for two separate authors with two very different types of fics.  I beta for both authors and while they have very different types of content, I love them both. 

First, we have [livejournal.com profile] mabel_marsters newest fic Break Even.  She posted the first chapter today.  It's a Spuffy All Human and it's angsty. 

Two banners under the cut. )



Author: [livejournal.com profile] dawnofme
Title:  Not My Reality
Pairing:  Spike/Buffy
Rating:  NC-17 for later chapters

Summary:  Buffy is a single, twenty-six year old assistant manager at Bloomingdale's department store.  Buffy and her best friend, Willow, love to watch reality TV shows.  When Angel is the runner up on the Bachelorette show and then becomes the next Bachelor, Willow sends in Buffy's photo and details to the casting team.  What's a girl to do when she goes on a reality TV show to get to know a man she'd been attracted to only to fall for one of the camera guys instead?

Betas:  [livejournal.com profile] mabel_marsters & [livejournal.com profile] xtanitx

A/N:  I am now back at home and updates should keep coming regularly for this fic.  I have only half a page left to write and this fic will be complete at twenty-one chapters long.  :)  Thanks to all who have left reviews. 

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Hello everyone.  I just wanted to check in and let everyone know that I'm still with out high speed internet and if I've missed anything important, feel free to leave a comment to this message with links to posts or whatever.  I have been able to read my email everyday, but it takes forever to get through even the first 20 posts on my LJ flist.  I'm beginning to feel out of touch. 

Things have gotten better in some ways and have gotten worse in others in my RL situation.  The good thing is that my husband and I have not let any of these external things affect our marriage.  We haven't had too many bad things happen to us in our lives or during our marriage, but when things have gotten tough, we band together and get even closer.  We've been on an extended vacation at my mom's house and my children haveRead more... )


Author: 

[livejournal.com profile] dawnofme
Title:  Not My Reality
Pairing:  Spike/Buffy
Rating:  NC-17 for later chapters

Summary:  Buffy is a single, twenty-six year old assistant manager at Bloomingdale's department store.  Buffy and her best friend, Willow, love to watch reality TV shows.  When Angel is the runner up on the Bachelorette show and then becomes the next Bachelor, Willow sends in Buffy's photo and details to the casting team.  What's a girl to do when she goes on a reality TV show to get to know a man she'd been attracted to only to fall for one of the camera guys instead?

Betas:  [livejournal.com profile] mabel_marsters & [livejournal.com profile] xtanitx


Previous Chapters Here



 

 

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