I started writing my little SPN/HP crossover yesterday, just because it was the only idea I had, and I figured maybe if I get it out, I'll think of other things. It is frickin' long though. I've written for about six hours already and it's still not done. It's a good thing I don't have a job this week.
It's utterly pointless too. There is absolutely no point to it whatsoever. It goes nowhere and nothing much happens, and I don't even know why I'm writing it. But now that I've written for six hours, I may as well finish it.
I've noticed things about my writing though. I have a tendency to abuse commas, and the structure " blah blah blah, and blah blah blah". See, I did it in that sentence before even getting to the example. It's like a combination of abusing the comma and also abusing conjunctions.
I read a good story tonight... I'll link to it, since I'm bringing it up and all: The Coven by paxlux . It's in two parts, but I think the first part stands on it's own and is AWESOME. The second part is just humorous gravy. It's an example of someone writing effectively, but also very SIMPLY. This is a talent that I don't have, but want. I could blame the years of academia, but that might just be scapegoat.
I'm really looking forward to January. Not only does Supernatural start up again, but I also get to flee the country. I'll only actually get to see one episode of Supernatural and then I'm off on a six-week trip to China, the South-Pacific, and Vancouver. The sad part is that livejournal is verboten in China, so I will be MIA on LJ for practically my whole trip - no fanfiction, no constantly commenting on mizzykitty's livejournal until she is sick of me, no discussion of new episodes...it'll be tough, but I'm sure the travel will more than make up for it.
I'm not even sure if I'll be able to see the new episodes until I get back to Canada. I've turned my friend in China on to Supernatural, but he has to start at season 1, and I don't know if he'll be uptodate by the time I get there. In case he isn't though, my sister in Vancouver is on standby to have all the episodes I miss downloaded and waiting for me for when I arrive there. Also, I found a message board that keeps track of filming locations in Vancouver...so although the studio the boys film at is a closed-doors place, if they do any location shoots (which you know they practically always do), I may be able to get a heads up and go hang around the security barrier. Who knows! I don't really care about meeting the boys or anything, (though it'd be cool), I just think it'd be neat to see a shoot. It's something I've never done before.
In other news, I got my S3 in the mail today from Amazon, but still haven't gotten S1&2 from my sister yet. I wanted to rewatch in order, so for now I've just got S3 sitting there as a horrible tease while I wait.
P.S. The funny thing about my moodtheme's animation for "bored" is that Sam and Dean actually look like they are doing my job. Ah, the glamorous life of a researcher.