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19 April 2011 @ 05:38 pm
Boring Real Life Stuff  
Finally submitted last night to the first of the screenplay competitions/festivals, have another deadline coming up in less than two weeks.  This is always the most stressful time of the year for me (or, at least, it has been for the last five years or so) because I'm in a constant state of "I need to read everything again there might be something wrong what if I rewrite this sequence oh God I bet I just introduced more typos must proofread again!" &c.  I edited and proofed all weekend, and after awhile your eyes just cross.  I'm taking tonight off, and maybe tomorrow, and then I'm going to read the script I wrote last summer and see if it's fit to be sent out. 

I'm also going to try and whip up a Miranda spec for Austin Film Festival, though thankfully I have till the end of May for that one.  And I basically wrote it already in fic format.  LOL, fanfiction = shady and morally reprehensible!  Writing the exact same story in script format = totally respectable activity for an aspiring screenwriter!  So if anyone ever gives you shit about writing fic, just tell 'em it's a rough draft for a spec.  ;)

Also, lots of tumultuous family times at home.  Not anything I feel like getting into online, but suffice it to say that I'd rather be at work most days than at home.  Kinda sad.  One reason I've gotten so much writing done lately is that I just pack up my shit and get out, and at least this way I feel productive.
nhpwnhpw on April 19th, 2011 11:15 pm (UTC)
I'm taking tonight off, and maybe tomorrow, and then I'm going to read the script I wrote last summer and see if it's fit to be sent out.


Sorry things are shitty at home :( If you need to vent, I should be around tomorrow during the day.

Shannonkungfuwaynewho on April 19th, 2011 11:59 pm (UTC)
Yeah, man, like...for some reason, I am just never able to get on chat at work anymore. I don't feel more busy than usual, but in the past I'd usually had at least ten or fifteen minutes here and there to be able to chill at my desk - not even on breaks - but I don't anymore.

Honestly, at this point, venting is just having to think about it, and that's just exhausting. There's not much to vent, other than, I don't like being called a stupid fucking bitch in my own house. So. There's that.

(I wonder what he would say if he knew I used him, in part, as my reference point for writing Lizzie Borden? :/)
nhpwnhpw on April 20th, 2011 01:27 pm (UTC)
*le sigh* The chat thing is probably for the best. You're productive, I'm productive, our supervisors are both happier.

(Or I write sekrit porn at work instead. Something like that.)

Tell me you're still plugging away at the house search?
Shannon: b5 john smileskungfuwaynewho on April 20th, 2011 12:13 am (UTC)
Also, you have NO IDEA how nice it was to read your latest fic offerings on my breaks today at work. :D:D:D
nhpw: zoya grinnhpw on April 20th, 2011 01:32 am (UTC)

...You do not want to know what I'm working on right now. But it has to do with a picture that someone drew that's probably on the tumblr somewhere that I said, "Ummmm I don't ship Alan/Junior LIKE AT ALL, but would you mind terribly if I wrote a fic to go with that picture you just drew?" And that someone essentially offered to have my babies.


At this point? That would be totally cool.
Shannon: b5 londo dkungfuwaynewho on April 20th, 2011 01:34 am (UTC)

I had an idea for an Alan/Kevin story today, but it's kinda angsty and I can't figure out if there'd be any sex. :/
nhpw: sheridanorly?nhpw on April 20th, 2011 01:47 am (UTC)
...It is that one.

And I didn't realize it was an iPad because I don't give Alan that much credit for being all up on teh teknologeez because you so know Bruce didn't know whatthefuck to do with that iPad. I thought it was a notepad or a book or something. I said he was going over specs for a new actuarial program.

(That will still work, I'll just have to go back to all the references where he's got an actual pen and paper or some shit and make him more UP ON THE TIMEZ.)

Anyway, thanks. On both counts.
nhpw: alan bradleynhpw on April 20th, 2011 01:50 am (UTC)
Also, you can write Alan/Kevin stories that are angsty and don't have any sex.

IMHO, that's probably more true-to-lifecannon than "it was the 80s but they were totally gay and it was totally cool."
Shannon: b5 logicallykungfuwaynewho on April 20th, 2011 02:02 am (UTC)
Basically, so far I have: they were together ~one night, and Alan's all ruminating on it all angsty when Kevin shows back up in the arcade. IDK if it's a story. LOL. I think mostly I just want to write Alan angsting about.

Why do I still not have a TRON icon.
nhpw: alan bradleynhpw on April 20th, 2011 02:08 am (UTC)
1) It's a story. Alan is played by Bruce. Bruce does angst. Ergo, Alan does angst. Especially in the 90s. (You know, after Kevin's in the Grid and Alan looks like John Sheridan.)

2) IDEFK, but you should find one.
ghanima sunghanimasun on April 19th, 2011 11:30 pm (UTC)
Good luck with your writing and editing.

And I hope things get better for you at home.
Shannonkungfuwaynewho on April 20th, 2011 12:00 am (UTC)

Things will get better when/if either I move out, or my brother does. Until that happens...
Ms Dref: candid - Jack says wha?dref22 on April 19th, 2011 11:48 pm (UTC)
Good luck with the competitions and festivals!
Shannonkungfuwaynewho on April 20th, 2011 12:01 am (UTC)
Thank you!
mac_beth13: Ginnyiconmac_beth13 on April 19th, 2011 11:56 pm (UTC)
Good luck with the competitions/festivals!

I'm sorry RL home stuff is not going so well. *hugs*
Shannonkungfuwaynewho on April 20th, 2011 12:01 am (UTC)
Thanks, babe. ♥
enigmaticbluesenigmaticblues on April 20th, 2011 12:55 am (UTC)
*hugs* Good luck with your submissions! Also, *hugs* on the RL stuff. It can be a drag.
Shannon: b5 gkar daffy hatkungfuwaynewho on April 20th, 2011 01:43 am (UTC)
Thanks! I don't normally comment on sad RL stuff online, but I've been In A Mood lately, and sometimes it's good to provide context if I unintentionally whargarble at some point because I'm stressed/upset/full of ennui. Not that that's an excuse if I'm heinous, but I like to just let people know, so they can go, "Oh, Shannon's just not herself" if I end up replying to something with, like, angry faces or something.

Man, talk about whargarble. That doesn't even make sense. Whatever. You know what I mean. :D
enigmaticblues: lj drugenigmaticblues on April 20th, 2011 02:18 am (UTC)
Seriously, you are talking to the queen of whargarble. (Whatever that is. I'm pretty sure I do it.) LJ is where I process so that I don't have to pay a therapist lots of money. :P
Shannon: laundry machinekungfuwaynewho on April 20th, 2011 02:24 am (UTC)

It just sounds like the right word for senseless internet talky meat. When I'm talking faster than I'm thinking and go all blah blah, I apologize for my whargarble.
Holly: A/R Battlestar Galacticahollywobbles on April 20th, 2011 01:40 am (UTC)
Do all the competitions add up to me having a deadline for getting you feedback on your vampyre script, or is it too late for that? When would be good for you to have them by, either way? Good luck on the competitions!

And ppttthhh on home life problems. Ppttthhhh, I say. Internet hugs in your direction. :/
Shannon: bsg chief anders helokungfuwaynewho on April 20th, 2011 01:45 am (UTC)
Nah. I'm not going to do any major changes for Nicholls, which is May 2. Don't have time, it's fine. AFF isn't until end of May, so if you had a note or two I would conceivably have time then - but if you don't get to it for three months, or six, your notes will still be appreciated. Remember, I worked on Flesh and Blood for five years, and Fall River for three. Just because I'm submitting this year doesn't mean I won't re-work and potentially even redraft in the future.

I'm proud of myself. I seriously considered going out and buying a big sundae tonight, and didn't. Do you know why? I'm not even joking - I remembered your icon you used today about the Adama men eating their feelings. Decided that I look enough like Fat Lee as it is, LOL.
Holly: BSG The Adama Men (since like ever)hollywobbles on April 20th, 2011 02:02 am (UTC)
Cool beans. :)

.................O_o Ohh. Dude! I never looked at that icon that way before. I just thought it was, like, IDK, eating their emotions, like, swallowing them and not dealing with them appropriately, and getting all passive aggressive they way both of them do. I actually happened to notice for the first time earlier today that it was "fat!Lee" in the picture, but I just assumed it was random and that she picked it for the angle/pose, lol!

Good for you!!! I've noticed I eat junk when I'm unhappy, although I've also noticed it doesn't actually make me feel better due to the guilt, so I seem to have compromised by eating smaller portions of crap, and often eating it instead of legitimate meals/healthy stuff, which I'm not sure is actually better, heh. ;)
Shannon: bsg you slay me gaiuskungfuwaynewho on April 20th, 2011 02:03 am (UTC)
HAHA I changed my mind and made some cinnamon ice cream with honey.

Holly: Laura is pissyhollywobbles on April 20th, 2011 02:06 am (UTC)
:::curses self for having finished off her apple-cinnamon-caramel pie ice cream just yesterday aaaaaarg:::
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