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25 April 2013 @ 10:20 am
Ugh, I've been so bad about posting and reading my flist in the past few months, which is to say, I basically have been doing neither.  I haven't been posting because I pretty much have nothing to post about - I work, and then I work, and then I write, and sometimes I do laundry and clean house.  I occasionally eat.  And it's not like I had been slacking off all year to find myself with my back against the wall come screenplay submission season; I have been writing steadily and consistently since September on the two scripts I'm submitting this year.  But this always happens anyway, and it's a particularly bad one this year.

I am really, really happy with the script I wrote this year, though.  Definitely the most polished first draft I've ever put together.  One of those where once I got the idea, the main plot was just there, ready to go.  There was some work on details and the nuts and bolts of scene building, but I didn't have to futz about with "oh how should this end" and "all right, I have a story, now what's the character arc and theme?"  So that was exciting.

I'm trying to get a revision done on a script I wrote last year; I didn't finish it in time for the first two competitions, and I'm very doubtful I'll get it done for Nicholl on May 1 (considering I'm on page 21, ahahaha).  But I should definitely have it done for AFF on June 1, and considering that's always been the competition I've done best at, that's what I'm primarily worried about.

So I'm going to start trying as best I can to catch up on like a three month backlog of flist; if you find a cascade of comments from me, that's why.  (And if you don't, that doesn't necessarily mean I didn't read, but just that I may have become overwhelmed in trying to comment on everything.)  I missssssss you guys, though.  I've felt very isolated lately, because obviously I haven't been really able to go out and do stuff with IRL friends, either.  Once a week I've been going out to eat with some friends from my writer's group, and that's kinda been my social lifeline.

(Sadly, one thing I've really, really missed is having the time to write fanfic.  I have all these stories in my head, but no time to write them down.  As soon as I'm past June 1, I'm definitely going to set aside a certain amount of time a week to write just for myself, just for fun, because whhaaaa.)

To add something of substance to this post: the first clip from the new season of Arrested Development!  I'm so excited I can hardly stand it.
Halima: ★ our son is safecartography on April 26th, 2013 02:59 pm (UTC)
If you needed the time away for any reason, then it was good that you weren't around. That said, I sure am glad you're back. <3 I've missed you! Good luck on all the writing, both scripts and fic! :)
Shannon: b5 darkness and lightkungfuwaynewho on April 26th, 2013 03:25 pm (UTC)
Welllll, it's not like I literally couldn't have posted or checked my flist. But sometimes when you don't do it for awhile, it's hard to get back into the swing of things. You know?

I've decided in June I'm going to finally start the B5 comm I've talked about in the past. For real. And I'm going to do a proper rewatch! (Instead of just obsessively rewatching the same like dozen J/D scenes...)
nenya_kanadka on April 27th, 2013 07:52 am (UTC)
Ooh, the aforesaid B5 comm! I have been as sporadic as you in my LJ attendance of late (HI AND HUGS, by the way!) but I am excite at this possibility. <3

I am bogged down mid-rewatch, myself, somewhere in season 3. I think shit just got real with some of what the Shadows are doing, and I got depressed, and wandered off. But, you know, I should get back to that. Instead of watching the same dozen Delenn/Lennier scenes, LOL.

*dances about, hugging you* HELLO AND HI! <3
Shannon: b5 garden talkkungfuwaynewho on April 28th, 2013 02:48 pm (UTC)

Yeah, I think I might just start putting the comm together at work this week instead of waiting for June, because I know me, and if I don't just DO THINGS then I tend to put them off until I never do them. So.

Yeah, my rewatch made it all the way up to like 1x04, so it was reallllly effective. I would probably just start from the beginning. Sometime. Maybe.
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vjs2259: b5_we rulevjs2259 on April 27th, 2013 04:01 pm (UTC)
I really, really need to do a B5 re-watch. If you want company and support? I wish to hell it was still on Netflix cause that's so much easier but I can/should/will? drag out the dvd's.

What B5 comm? *pricks ears* I haven't done so well maintaining no shadows, but my j/d impetus (all fanfic really) is sporadic at best these days. So busy. So not liking it.

I miss you, too
Shannon: b5 commandkungfuwaynewho on April 28th, 2013 02:51 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I have all the DVDs, but I just tend to watch my downloads, which aren't as good in terms of quality, but they're right there on my computer. So.

Last year I had the random idea to start up a quasi-landcomm challenge comm for B5. I say quasi because while I like the idea of prompts/challenges, I don't think it would be sustainable to do actual teams and points and such. It all makes sense in my head, haha.

I always forget to cross-post to no shadows, but honestly I haven't written any actual legit fic in a while anyway - mostly just drabbles and little ficlets based on prompts. And I DEFINITELY gave up on getting everything mirrored at AO3. Stupid real world! Getting in the way of our fandom!
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Halima: ★ na'chas du'venacartography on April 29th, 2013 03:19 pm (UTC)
Oh, I sure know what that's like. But I really do hope you're back for good now. :D

Yes please! Any chance you'll be doing that on dreamwidth? I mean, there is [community profile] babylon_5, but it's dead. The last few posts were in 2011.

I wish we could all rewatch a few episodes together. Not the whole thing, that would be too much work, but I remember when a whole bunch of us on twitter were more or less watching it at the same time and just constantly flailing. Maybe there should be a rewatch comm? With an episode or two a week?

(Instead of just obsessively rewatching the same like dozen J/D scenes...)
That sounds suspiciously like my last four or so 'rewatches'.

I've probably asked this before, but did you ever watch Crusade? If not, you should! And if yes, you should rewatch it! :p
Shannon: b5 john watches delennkungfuwaynewho on April 29th, 2013 05:33 pm (UTC)
I...can try to do it on dreamwidth? Heeee. I did actually sign up for a DW journal but haven't ever done anything with it. It can't be too hard, I would imagine. I know you can cross-post individual entries, but I wonder if you can cross-post a whole comm? I'll have to look into it.

Yes! I think trying to schedule a full and complete rewatch is too hard, and things come up - when I was a part of beyond_the_rim, which was just a rewatch comm, it was like an episode a week, and while I enjoyed the posts and comments, I rarely actually ever watched the episode. Which is sad. But I think maybe every other week or once a month voting on an episode to watch together would be a ton of fun, and much more manageable.

I haven't watched Crusade. I think the fact that it takes place in the B5 universe but has neither John nor Delenn kind of soured me on it? It's weird. Sometimes I just love a world and want more of it and I don't care how or who with (the BSG world, for instance - fucking LOVED Caprica). And sometimes as much as I love that world, I'm so in love with a character or two that without them, it's like...what's the point? So I'll probably watch it at some point, but IDK.
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there's coffee in that nebulaun_crayon_rouge on April 27th, 2013 04:42 pm (UTC)
Heh! Same here, not been on LJ for months and now peppering everybody's entries from three months ago with comments :-) Fancy meeting you here!
Shannon: b5 delenn halfkungfuwaynewho on April 28th, 2013 02:52 pm (UTC)
Well, hello you!
Martinela_loony on April 28th, 2013 04:11 pm (UTC)
Good to have you back :)

Glad to hear that the writing is going so good.

Reading all those things about the new season made me curious to watch Arrested Development.
Shannon: ad buster boobskungfuwaynewho on April 29th, 2013 05:35 pm (UTC)
Hello! Yeah, going good, though I've hit sort of an "eh" block. I know what I'm writing and what comes next, but I've had a hard time working up the energy to sit down and write for the last few days. Stupid everything.

Curious to watch the new season, or curious to watch the whole thing because you've never watched any of it? AD is the best! You should definitely check it out if you never have. The pilot is seriously the best sitcom pilot that has ever been made, and is so so true to the rest of the show, so if you don't care for it then it's easy to know you won't care for the rest of the show. (Unlike other sitcoms, where it's sometimes S2 until they figure out what they're doing.)
Martine: Community/No TV Abedla_loony on April 29th, 2013 10:39 pm (UTC)
It'll come back. I'm sure you'll finish it and it will be awesome :)

Oh to watch it in general. Idk I haven't heard from it much before I was around for a while on the internet. Might've never aired here in Germany and then things didn't come on my radar. But once it did my tv show schedule was already loadedxD
Will definitly have a look at it!
ghanima sun: fringeghanimasun on April 30th, 2013 03:59 am (UTC)
Glad to see a post from you no matter how often it is! And good luck on your writing; I am confident you will do well!
Shannon: fringe astrid srskungfuwaynewho on April 30th, 2013 03:28 pm (UTC)
Hee, thanks! I'm pretty confident with my scripts this year, but we'll see, as always.