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Fic, Crafts, and Demented'verse

How's everyone doing?

Question #1: Do you think I should try selling my Supernatural Pillow on etsy or something? I don't know... I'm trying to think of ways I can make a little extra money without leaving my house or doing anything that I don't want to do. The problem with this idea though is that the pillow takes a while to make... They'd also be like $50 BEFORE shipping, and shipping something pillow sized from Canada is ridiculous. On the other hand, I have the knowledge to turn ANY two-colour design into a pillow now... so I could make a lot of different things for different people and that might be fun, right?

Update #1: After a year of obsessively consuming Teen Wolf fic, my interest is finally starting to wane (in the fic, not the show), which means that I have a bit more time on my hands (because I'm not "wasting" it reading fic.) That being said, the latest Captain America movie has birthed a plethora of my absolute favourite kind of fic. The funny thing is that I haven't actually seen EITHER of the Captain America movies, but I don't even care - I just want all the Post-CA:WS fics. ALL OF THEM. I'm in love with horribly broken people who are never going to get better.

Questions #2: For those who like the demented'verse and/or Harry Potter - What profession do you think Teddy Lupin would go into? Also, can you think of a good demented'verse plot that would fit in well with either S8 or S9 of SPN? Because I can't.

Update #2: I'm super bored with my life... which makes sense. I've been living in Vancouver for nearly 5 years and living in this apartment for nearly 3 years. Is that right?! My god. I'm going to be dead before I know it.

Question/Update #3: I've finally started working on the fantasy novel idea that I started playing around with last year during my April Ficlet month. Let me know if anyone is interested in being readers/sounding-boards for whatever crap I manage to write every week or so. I won't be offended if no one does, however... maybe I don't need the pressure. Also, I know that the last novel project I tried didn't work out the best, because people prefer reading on a webpage and also the last 1/4 of the novel sucked donkey-balls. Though, in fairness, I did warn when the project started that there would be a good chance that the novel might end up sucking... this fantasy novel is no different, though I have HIGH HOPES (despite the fact that I haven't really worked out the plot completely yet.)

Update #4: I had a medical condition that I didn't realize I had because I acquired it slowly. Then I mentioned one of the symptoms to my best friend, because it was the best symptom ever and I was bragging... and he pulled the whole "Please see a doctor because I love you" card and I was super annoyed, because UGH BFF GUILT IS THE WORST.. and I didn't want to lose my super awesome symptom... BUT, then I got diagnosed and everything and it turned out that I actually had a bunch of not-awesome symptoms that had all snuck up on me... and as soon as the not-awesome symptoms started going away, I realized just how much better my life was without them... and basically, this is all a long winded way to say: Hey, guess what! I was kind of sick for probably the past whole year AT LEAST, but now I'm not anymore and it means that I have way more energy for things and I'm feeling pretty great!.. which is apparently how people are SUPPOSED to feel, but I had forgotten.

Question #5: Do you think I should do another ficlet month? I'm feeling a little uninspired when it comes to fanfiction recently... but I've been debating whether I just need to maybe do it anyway and maybe the juices will start flowing again? (That saying is so gross.) Anyway.. last year I did ficlets from vague non-fandom specific prompts.. but maybe if I did it again I could do requests? Or have like a schedule with a different fandom each day of the week or something? Anyway, let me know your thoughts.

Okay, that's it from me. Hope you all are well... and still around... so many people have migrated to tumblr, but I am not a good tumblrer.

Comments

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borgmama1of5
May. 4th, 2014 02:57 am (UTC)
I'd be happy to be a reader of you fantasy novel.

I am very glad that you listened to your friend and ended up in a healthier state!

I think that you should do a dribble/ficlet month thing because once we hit hiatus I won't have your fun reviews to read.

Can't help you with Harry Potter questions though...that series is complete to me as is.

And can't advise on selling pillows either, though my first thought is give it a try, you never know.
hells_half_acre
May. 4th, 2014 03:05 am (UTC)
I'd be happy to be a reader of you fantasy novel.

Cool. As I go or after I'm done?

I am very glad that you listened to your friend and ended up in a healthier state!

Me too. I've already done the whole "you were right, I was wrong" speech and gave him permission to hold it over my head for the rest of my life that I should always listen to him. :P

I think that you should do a dribble/ficlet month thing because once we hit hiatus I won't have your fun reviews to read.

Oo, there's an idea! Maybe it's something I can do in June. I just have to work out how exactly I should do it.

And can't advise on selling pillows either, though my first thought is give it a try, you never know.

True enough. I mean, it either works or it doesn't, I guess - I might not know which it's going to be until I try.
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jeymien
May. 4th, 2014 03:30 am (UTC)
Oh oh, Update 1: Have you been watching Agents of SHIELD? (speaking of horribly broken people who are never going to get better) - If you're already reading CA: WS fics then you'll love AoS :)

Update 2: Ugh, that's tough. But I wouldn't be surprised to see him working at Weasley's Wizarding Wheezes for some reason...

Update 4: You've always heard it from others, but good for you for listening :)

Update 5: I find I need a jump start lately prompt ficlets always sort of help! :)
hells_half_acre
May. 4th, 2014 03:43 am (UTC)
Have you been watching Agents of SHIELD? (speaking of horribly broken people who are never going to get better) - If you're already reading CA: WS fics then you'll love AoS :)

I haven't been, because people were telling me that it wasn't that good... but, lately, I've been hearing that it's gotten pretty awesome. I know Whedon sometimes starts series off perhaps a bit too slow, so maybe that happened? In any case, it might just have to go on the list of things that I should check out!

Ugh, that's tough. But I wouldn't be surprised to see him working at Weasley's Wizarding Wheezes for some reason...

Yeah, it IS tough... I don't see him as an auror, that's for sure - despite both his lineage and his godfather.

Update 4: You've always heard it from others, but good for you for listening :)

Yeah, I kind of feel like a dingus about the whole thing. :P

Update 5: I find I need a jump start lately prompt ficlets always sort of help! :)

My thoughts exactly. So, maybe I'll attempt it in June... I just have to sort out a good method of going about it.
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missyjack
May. 4th, 2014 04:34 am (UTC)
Sneaky symptoms are the worse - hope you're feeling better!

One thing you could do re: cushion idea is to sell the pattern as a pdf on ETSY. You've got a great pic of what it looks like. Check what patterns sell for, i think tis usually around $5-6
hells_half_acre
May. 4th, 2014 04:54 am (UTC)
That's an idea. I'd have to write out the pattern proper like - but I could do that. I've been giving it away for free for anyone who asks, so part of me would feel kind of bad to start charging for it... but I COULD use the money... decisions decisions. :P

Sneaky symptoms are the worse - hope you're feeling better!

I am, I have follow-up tests in a couple of weeks to see if I'm okay my medical standards, but I feel 100% better at the moment and that's good enough for me. :)
supernutjapan
May. 4th, 2014 09:45 am (UTC)
Question1: That is a beautiful pillow. You should try selling and see!

Update1/Question2: Can't help you with those. Except living in one place for 5 years shouldn't be the reason why your life feels boring. What is demented verse?

Question/update 3: I'd love to read it too. As you write it would be easier for me.

Update 4: So glad you found out about your condition and you are feeling better. Good for you for doing as your friend suggested.

Question 5: I may not be able to read it all, but you should do it if you think that will help you.
hells_half_acre
May. 4th, 2014 08:47 pm (UTC)
Update1/Question2: Can't help you with those. Except living in one place for 5 years shouldn't be the reason why your life feels boring.

Living in Vancouver for 5 years is actually the longest I've lived anywhere in the past 14 years. I think when I get bored, my solution is always to move...which, isn't always necessarily the RIGHT solution, it's more like the quickest fix for the problem.

What is demented verse?

The demented'verse is my Supernatural/Harry Potter crossover fanfic series. It's about 3 novels worth of story, and originally, it's what got me a lot of friends here on LJ... though, I haven't written anything new for the series for two years now.

Question/update 3: I'd love to read it too. As you write it would be easier for me.

Okay, Give me a couple weeks to figure out how I might want to do this.
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metallidean_grl
May. 4th, 2014 03:14 pm (UTC)
As for the pillow - to sell or not to sell - I guess one of the factors would be in how long it takes you to make a pillow. You could make about 5 and try to sell them and see if you get any takers to kind of give you a census as to whether or not it would be worthwhile. And then go from there. Selling the pattern would also be a possible solution.

Somebody mentioned you watching Agents of Shield. It did start out slow and in the beginning I was a little bored with it, but it really has picked up the pace and I am LOVING the show now and very anxious for the next new episode and finale. If you are really into the fanfics about the Avenger movies, you might enjoy the series. I haven't seen any of the movies either, but really need to because they reference the characters from the movies occasionally, and while I am familiar with the names, I know nothing of their backstory.

So sorry to hear about your medical condition. I'm glad they caught it and that you are feeling better. It is those symptoms that sneak up on you that we often ignore or live with since they don't seem life-threatening that can be the dangerous ones.

I've been living in the same apartment now for about 9 years. The thought of moving just makes me shudder. Although I am contemplating it - trying to find somewhere cheaper, but that is hard to do. We all go through periods of being bored with life. Right now I am a little antsy myself and need a change up, but I'm not sure what to do as I have no money to really do anything. So, we just keep plodding along and hopefully something will come along - or I just need to create something myself. Good luck.
hells_half_acre
May. 4th, 2014 08:43 pm (UTC)
You could make about 5 and try to sell them and see if you get any takers to kind of give you a census as to whether or not it would be worthwhile. And then go from there.

That's a good idea. If no one buys them, I'd just have a bunch of pillows. Though, I wonder what colours I would make them in...

I haven't seen any of the movies either, but really need to because they reference the characters from the movies occasionally, and while I am familiar with the names, I know nothing of their backstory.

Yeah, I haven't seen that many of the movies really, but I just let the internet spoil me completely. I follow a couple of Marvel fans on tumblr, so I find that within a week or two of a movie being released, I know all the major character points that I need to know in order to understand the fanfic.

Right now I am a little antsy myself and need a change up, but I'm not sure what to do as I have no money to really do anything. So, we just keep plodding along and hopefully something will come along - or I just need to create something myself. Good luck.

Yeah, that's basically where I'm at - wanting to change things up, but not entirely sure HOW I should go about doing that. Anyway, thanks! I hope something comes along that makes your life interesting (in a good way) too!
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thursdaysisters
May. 4th, 2014 11:46 pm (UTC)
I'll read whatever novel draft you punch out :D
hells_half_acre
May. 4th, 2014 11:55 pm (UTC)
Cool! Do you want to read as I go, or would you prefer to wait until it's finished?
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firebanshee
May. 5th, 2014 12:00 am (UTC)
pillows
You could also trying selling them as a pillow case with a Velcro closure or something instead of stuffing them. It would cut you supply costs and shipping fees. Then when you know what it would cost to ship them you could include it in the price and list them as free shipping. People like free shipping.
hells_half_acre
May. 5th, 2014 12:07 am (UTC)
Re: pillows
Hmm... good point! It'd be much cheaper if I could ship them flat instead of in boxes. I'll have to figure out what closure works best.
cappy712
May. 5th, 2014 01:58 am (UTC)
Me me me I'm willing to read what you write. I enjoyed the story you wrote last time - I know you think it needs work but it was good.

btw I'm hoping that you continue to feel better.
hells_half_acre
May. 5th, 2014 06:10 am (UTC)
Thanks! :)

Okay, I'll add you to the list... I'm not sure how I want to do it this time. I might create a special LJ group for you? Rather than emailing it like last time... we'll see.
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hells_half_acre
May. 11th, 2014 11:37 pm (UTC)
Re: Question 5
I've contemplated this, but I'm just not sure it's feasible... or would measure up to Men of Legends. The main problem is where in Supernatural canon to set it. Also, I would have to commit one way or the other as to whether I want to follow Merlin canon or not. I really didn't like the way Merlin ended, but it DID end that way... and yeah... not sure. So many things would have to be sussed out, and I'm just not sure it would be as good.

For one thing, I don't want it to turn into a whole "Arthur and/or Merlin are astounded by modern technology" fic, because I kind of don't like those. :P

ETA: Also, I tend to slash Merlin/Arthur in the Merlin fandom, and if I wrote a sequel, I'd also have decide if I was going to do that or keep it Gen... and I kind of like how Men of Legend allows for everyone to enjoy, those who like slash and those who don't, because I skirted the line there...

Basically, I guess my fear is committing to my own strong opinions/desires, rather than keeping the story in the realm of what the original shows manage, which is provide a story where people can read into things what they want.

Edited at 2014-05-11 11:45 pm (UTC)
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