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Rose
As I've already posted on facebook, I was barred from voting on an issue in my state this past Saturday. To make a long story short, voters had to go to the polls to determine the fate of our bus system: Capital Area Transit System. Our bus system isn't very good compared to other bus systems so the whole point of voting this past Saturday was to give more money to the bus system so it would be able to better serve the people in Louisiana. There were three main areas that would be voting on this issue: Baton Rouge, Baker and Zachary. My sister and I went together around 6:45p to vote because our polls close for 8p. When we got to the place where we normally vote, there was a sign on the door that said the following: Dear Voter and Constituent, you are not eligible to vote on this particular issue. If you believe this is incorrect, please call the following number to speak with your local representative. We apologize for the inconvience.

Needless to say, everyone that showed up was confused, angry and disappointed. We all felt as though they didn't want the bill to pass. Because this is what the representative told some of the voters who talked to her: "I'm sorry you feel like this but your particular area is within the parish line but not the city limit. This tax won't affect your area and we only chose certain areas to help make sure the bill would pass. Last time we tried to pass the bill in all areas, it was defeated." Those were her words.

Most of us felt as though this was unconstitutional. Why would they post flyers, advertise the bill in the newspaper, television and on the internet all asking for support and then tell us we couldn't vote on it? What about the people we know who rely on the bus? Mothers who can't get to work unless they take the bus? Teenagers that have parents that can't afford more than one vehicle? People who rely on the bus to get to the hospital, clinic or doctor's office? What about them?

One of the local news chanels was contacted to report this incident and all we were told was the following: "I'm sorry you feel that way but the property tax won't affect your area. You'll have to take the complaint up with Cats." This was said by one of the reporter's on duty no less.

So basically this reaffirms my decision not to vote for the 2012 Presidential Election. If I couldn't vote for something as simple as a property tax to improve our bus system then that means they're going to come up with every excuse under the sun for why something went wrong with the polls in November. In other words, why should I go vote when my voice is being ignored as usual, nothing will change and America doesn't give a crap about morals, values or integrity anymore.

If anything, we spend time pointing fingers and blaming each other for stuff that doesn't even matter. Don't even get me started on how I feel about the different political parties... We've got a crappy governor that's just screwing us over left and right, a mayor that does little to nothing for our state, a police chief that's basically worthless and representatives and local officials that don't do anything. Is it a no brainer as to why Louisiana is practically last in almost everything?

Politics make me angry. When I really do try to understand political and/or social issues, I try to do legitimate research but I always find a bunch of nonsense. I just want intelligent, well thought out and truthful facts. Instead, I always find mud slinging gossipy half baked rumors that I could care less about. What happened to the days when the media would actually tell us the truth? Or better yet... Were they ever really telling us the truth? Probably not. Either way, I'm officially done with politics.

Everybody else can argue over who has the best interests in mind for America but I'm done. America just keeps digging themselves deeper and deeper into a hole that has no end in sight. We probably won't be happy until we end up like Rome. An advanced nation that brought about its own downfall. That'll be us if we keep going the way we're going.

And before I finish this entry, I know people fought really hard for me to vote. I know voting should be held in high regard for me especially since I'm a woman and because I'm a minority but honestly? Do we really have the right elected officials in our offices? Do they really care about us or the struggles we go through? What do they care if we're being crushed by student loan debts, high unemployment rates because people (like me) that actually want to work can't find jobs because managers and companies are too scared to hire new employees, health insurance companies continue to rip us off, the cost of living is steadily increasing but minimum wage isn't and of course there's the very popular topic of marriage and kids. For some reason, we still have this backwards notion that women should be at home with the kids while the husband works.

Um, that might have worked back in the 40s and 50s but it's perfectly okay for a woman to go to work and make a good living for herself or her family. There is no reason why men should continue to earn more than women, get promoted faster than women (even if they're not the best candidate for a job) or looked favorably upon just because men don't get pregnant. Anybody that claims sexism and gender discrimination is dead in the work place needs to be dragged out behind a barn and shot. If it wasn't for us, men would have fallen apart but now. I hate to say this but it's not money or men that rule the world. Women do!

Now if you'll excuse me, I'm going to get off of my soapbox and go to sleep. I do have class in the morning. Hopefully the next time I post an entry, it'll be about happier things.
 
 
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Rose
26 September 2011 @ 06:50 pm
So I'm back! I promise I don't mean to neglect this journal but between work and school, I'm literally a zombie trying to enjoy what little time I do get to myself. I have to squeeze in as much sleep as I can between completing assignments, studying for tests/quizzes and doing a great job at work. Plus I'm still in the dark about what I'm going to do after getting my Bachelor's.

On one hand, I've been hearing a lot of people say I would make a great teacher. One of my co-workers last night said she thinks I should teach and the grade for me would be 4th grade. So then I asked her what made her I think I would be such a good teacher. She said because I'm patient and I take the time to explain things. She also said 4th grade would be perfect because that's the age where their minds are curious and they're interested in almost everything.

That's true and I never looked at teaching like that before. I've always been scared to work with older kids because I taught/tutored 5th graders for about four months. It was after school work and it was only two times out of the week but it was so hard! I had the worst class (even though my other co-workers said my class wasn't that bad compared to theirs) and they didn't respect me or listen to me. They basically wanted to run the class and do what they want.

I knew kids could be demanding little devils but those kids turned me off to teaching and the older kid crowd for a long time. Then I went to work for City Year and I found myself falling in love with teaching all over again. The kids I taught that year were awesome. I loved them more than any other bunch of kids I worked with. I don't know if it was because I was with them so much or because I actually got to them but either way, those students were awesome!

I was sad to leave and those kids made me want to come back and do a second year of service but I had to come back to get my degree. That was the deal between my dad and me. When I got that particular job, he told me, "If you do this, then you're going back to school after-wards to get your degree." And I agreed only because I know having a college degree might help me out better in the long run than just having a high school diploma.

At any rate, I'm just really apprehensive right now. I don't know if I should apply to different teaching programs and get my certification, go straight to graduate school, apply for physician's assistant school or medical school. All of these seem like such great career options but I want to make sure this is something I'm sure about. I don't want to go to graduate school and find out that I picked the wrong program. And I don't want to flunk out of medical school or physician assistant's school either. So yeah I'm in a rock and a hard place right now.

In good news though, I did pretty well on all of my tests from last week. All of my assignments were turned in on time and I got full credit for them. The only down side to school thus far deals with one of my Biology classes. He's working us so hard that I hardly have time to relax. Like this Tuesday? We have an assignment to turn in plus a quiz and then we have test two in less than a week! He keeps us super busy and I know I can pass him but I just don't want a C out of his class. I know I can get a B but he's sure as hell making me work for it! As for my last Chemistry class, I need to find a tutor for that class. Not because I'm not following the material but because I don't want to take any chances. I did well on test one but I don't want to have an Organic Chemistry nightmare all over again. That's why I want to make sure I get out of this class with no issues.

Speaking of school, it is almost time for us to make our class schedules for the spring semester. After this semester, I'll only be missing one required Biology class. I'm also tempted to take another Biology elective so I can increase my chances of getting into graduate school, medical school or physician's assistant school. The more Biology classes I have under my belt the better right? But the problem is there's not that much left in the way of Biological Electives. I'll figure something out.
 
 
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Current Music: Lady Antebellum "Just A Kiss"
 
 
Rose
So it's been almost three months since the last time I updated my journal. I've been busy working for a non-profit and trying to get everything in order for me to go back to school. Apparently, there's an issue with my Education Award. The Education Award is just what it says it is. At the end of your service, you receive an Education Award that will help you pay off school loans, the cost of college, etc, etc. As of now, the total amount is $4,725.

If I were completely finished with school, I could have come back and did a second year of service. That way, I would have received an Education Award of $5,350. So altogether, I would have received $10,075 and that would have been a nice dent in my student loans... At any rate, I'm lucky enough to have survived this year of service. It was a long and difficult road but I made it!

At any rate, we can use the award for whatever we'd like to do but in my case, I'm looking forward to using it to pay off some of my student loans. But there might be a problem with that. When I logged on to the AmeriCorps website, all of my contact information, etc, etc came up but there was a phrase that said Transfer Eligible that also came up. Next to that phrase, it had a capital N. So I sent off of an inquiry because as of yet, my Education Award has not come through. When I saw that phrase with the N behind it, red flags started waving in front of my face. I kinda panicked and thought maybe they were denying me access to my Education Award.

Okay false alarm! That particular phrase has nothing to do with my Education Award... For a moment, I was scared I'd worked those ten months for absolutely nothing. I ended up calling the AmeriCorps Hot-line and they confirmed that what I saw on the website after I logged in, had nothing to do with my Education Award. That revelation takes a load off of my shoulders!

In other news, I am employed! It feels weird waiting a whole week before I officially start my job but I can deal with a week off versus having the whole summer off. I would have went stir crazy if I would have had to sit around the house doing absolutely nothing. I would have liked to get a head start on school but maybe it's better I wasn't able to go to school this summer. A little break before I head back into the real world was probably a good thing.

I can't believe it though. It feels so surreal with how everything has come together for me this year. I grew as a person, discovered what's in my heart and for once, I actually have a clear future ahead of me. It's always scary when you're looking ahead to the future and all you see is murky, muddled waters. But with this new job, I feel like all kind of doors will open up for me. Not to mention, I feel as though this will be the last time I set foot on a college campus. Yep, I'm confident that this time next year, I'll be the proud owner of a college degree. And of course I'll still be employed at the hospital.

Yes, I will be working at a hospital. I have been trying to work at a hospital for years. For those of you who know me, you know I have my heart set on going to graduate school or medical school because I want to be a doctor. And in order to be a doctor, I need all of the experience I can get!

Over the years, I applied for all sorts of jobs in different hospitals and clinics but none of them ever called me back unless it was to tell me, I wasn't qualified for the job. So you can only imagine my excitement at finally being hired to work in a hospital! Some of my good friends work at the hospital I've been hired at too! So not only am I employed but I'll actually get to play catch up with some of them! Yes... Life is fabulous and I wouldn't have it any other way!
 
 
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Rose
This is just a small announcement but I have not dropped off the face of the planet. I forgot the password to my journal (more than once), changed it each time and yet when I tried to log into this journal I couldn't... So tonight when I was getting ready to change the password yet again, I somehow took a chance, typed in what I thought was the password and it worked! So yes... I am a definitely goober. You're more than welcome to laugh at me now.

In other news, I've uploaded two new Gundam Wing drabbles and the eighth chapter of Love is A Battlefield is currently uploaded. The first drabble I wrote was for Patriot Jackie who is a diehard Zechs/Noin shipper. So I wrote "Undeniable" as a Christmas gift for her. It basically explains (from Zech's point of view) how they fell in love. The other drabble I wrote "What Hurts The Most" centered on Wufei and Meiran's relationship. It was a radical departure from what I normally write. It was a tragic romance (if you're a fan of GW then you already know those two were doomed from the start) but I did a twist to their relationship.

Instead of them just disliking each other or simply tolerating each other, Meiran ended up contracting an illness (which I never named) and it was heavily implied that she was going to die. The story was mainly written in her point of view. Unfortunately Undeniable seemed to be the more popular story. Oh well... You win some and you lose some right? At any rate, nothing new to report on the exercise front or healthy living front. I've actually been pretty bad with those two things.

For starters, I injured myself (my knee was bothering me really bad) and I just don't have any desire to watch what I eat anymore. Maybe that's a sign of me being depressed or apathetic? Anyway, just thought I'd make a little update and let everyone know (friends and just those who are curious about me) what's been going on in my life.
 
 
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Rose
Hello there! I know I haven't updated this journal in months but this year, things are going to be different. I plan to be more productive and more active! If I say I'm going to do something then I'm going to do it. It's time I start doing what I SAY I'm going to do instead of just wishing I had done it.

At the moment, I can't write anything new because my Microsoft Word program is acting up. I'm stuck waiting on my dad to come and reinstall it. So until then I'll have to write whenever I'm near a computer that actually has Microsoft Word installed on it. Don't worry. I still have a few stories (original, fanfiction, short stories and poems) up my sleeve.

Within the next few weeks, I hope to update my two Gundam Wing stories (Just One Of Those Days & Love Is A Battlefield). My goal is to finish those two stories and then move on to some of my other fanfictions I mentioned previously. I'm definitely going to try to flex my writing chops more!

Health wise, I'm going to keep a close eye on what I eat and how I eat. I'm going to try and eliminate junk food, sodas and other sorts of icky foods from my diet. I know... Easy said than done right? Spiritually, I do plan on getting myself together but it's definitely going to be a long process. Well, here's to hoping that 2009 treats us all well and is much kinder to us than 2008 was. Cheers!
 
 
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Current Music: Yu Gi Oh Ending Theme "Overlap"
 
 
 
Rose
04 August 2008 @ 11:47 pm
All right... I haven't updated this journal in forever. Forgive me please? *gets big puppy eyes* I've uploaded at least three new stories. The first being a Yu Gi Oh two shot called "By Your Side". I posted that story a few weeks back. It primarily deals with Yugi's feelings on Yami/Atemu leaving and Yami/Atemu's feelings on having to leave Yugi. That particular story didn't go over very well. I only got one review... I knew Yu Gi Oh was a dead fandom but I didn't think it was THAT dead you know?

Then about a week ago, I posted a Batman one shot called "My Sacrifice". Though I don't read the comics, I've heard from a friend what's currently going on and I am not pleased. So thus "My Sacrifice" was born. In that story, it basically deals with how I think Batman would be broken beyond repair. See in the current comics, they're getting ready to end Bruce Wayne's career as Batman but they're not going to kill him. At least not yet anyway...

Instead they've drugged Batman and have him acting stupid, Nightwing is currently locked up in Arkham because he's been mistaken for someone else, Alfred was beaten up really badly and Robin is pretty much on his own. And supposedly Bruce Wayne has a biological son named Damien Wayne... Yeah right! That little twerp ain't his kid. I'm also not happy because Batman and Catwoman didn't get their happy ending. Instead it looks like Batman is going to be paired with Talia Ah Goul.

Don't get me wrong. I'm happy that Batman is at least getting paired up with a woman (yes there are fans who think the Bat swings the other way but that's a rant for another day) but why couldn't it have been Catwoman? It's clear and obvious to anyone that's where his heart truly lies. Plus their relationship is just so fun, spontaneous and absolutely tragic.

The only reason why the Bat and the Cat broke up was because Bruce wasn't ready to give up being Batman yet and Catwoman refused to play second fiddle to his crime fighting adventures. I mean can you blame her? Who would want to be stuck at home wondering whether or not their spouse is going to be coming home in one piece? Although technically I'm being unfair. The Cat is quite capable of taking care of herself but sooner or later, I could see her retiring and wanting to settle down.

Plus she's just a much more interesting character. Talia's just the second in command of a group of assasins PLUS she loves her father a little too much. I mean the main reason why her and Batman CAN'T be together is because her father comes first! She listens to him more than she listens to Batman. *growls in annoyance*

Anyway, the last story I just finished work on is a Transformers one shot called "I Need You". That story mainly deals with Bumblebee's thoughts/feelings when he was being held captive in the movie and how he finally realized that he cared for Sam.

I also have seven chapters of my Gundam Wing romantic comedy story posted. Apparently, I haven't given Relena's character justice because someone commented that she was a bit out of character in the last chapter. What I'm trying to do with the characters in this story is to show the ups and downs of their relationships. So many people give them happy endings and assume the non-yaoi pairings in Gundam Wing are just so happy and care-free. PLUS the romance usually ends up being how fast can the author get the couple in bed. Not ALL romances have to be about sex you know!

At any rate, when I start working on chapter eight, I'm going to explain in my author's notes about how I'm not very fond of how most people portray Relena. She's always being written off as either annoying, can't do anything for herself, entirely too dependent on Heero or always getting kidnapped/threatened.

I mean I can understand the kidnapping/threatening angle but every single H/R story? Come on! That's beyond predictable and stale. I like to see Relena being independent, a little saucy and definitely having some spunk/fire in her soul. I mean she faced off against Romefellar, OZ, etc, etc and came away from the confrontations WITHOUT a single scratch on her. If that doesn't come across as showing that she's more than capable of looking after herself then I don't know what does!

I suppose I'm just annoyed that most people have these preconceived stereotypes on how the Gundam Wing characters are supposed to behave. For instance, it's widely accepted and "common knowledge" that Quatre is totally in love with Trowa and vice versa. Duo's a long haired idiot who gets on people's nerves, Wufei's a chauvinistic pig who can't stand Duo or anyone else for that matter, Heero actually doesn't love Relena because secretly he has the hots for Duo, Zechs and Treize love each other-never mind the fact that BOTH of them had women who were totally devoted to them and actually admitted that they loved them and of course the Gundam girls all magically know each other and are best friends for life-never mind the fact that some of them never even met in the series and would probably only know about one another through the Gundam pilot they associate with the most!

You can tell I've been dealing with this fandom way too long huh? I know everyone is entitled to their opinions BUT it's just really tiring to have a different opinion. I'm trying really hard to keep everyone close to their respective personalities but I'm also trying to realistically show how I think their relationships would play out. I mean obviously they would all have to pursue relationships when they got older because in the series, NOBODY had time for romance.

Which brings me to my next point. How is it that the fans think ANYONE in Gundam Wing had time for romance or sex? Everyone was too busy trying to stay alive to even THINK about let alone ENTERTAIN the notion of romance or sex. My favorite thing ever though is how people pair Zechs with Dorothy and then the fans automatically assume the two of them were having sex on Libra. Ummm no not really. Zechs might be a blockhead when it comes to realizing how Noin feels about him BUT I'm pretty sure he wasn't sleeping with Dorothy on Libra. As for Dorothy having an interest in him?

Yeah right. She likes STRONG men. I'm not saying Zechs is weak but she likes her men to have confidence, strength and above all else she LOVES a man who fights for what he believes in. She definitely took a liking to Heero (though he avoided her at all costs) and she was definitely fond of her cousin Treize. But I never saw any signs that she was attracted to and/or liked Zechs. If anything, they were both just using each other. Besides, that pairing just doesn't feel right to me. Zechs is the property of Noin. Enough said.

Anyway, I suppose I've rambled enough for one entry. I'll just have to mention my thoughts on Relena's portrayal in the next chapter of "Love Is A Battlefield". I don't plan on being mean but I will definitely stress that my version of Relena actually has a backbone and isn't afraid to get her hands dirty.

Currently in the pipeline is chapter eight of Love Is A Battlefield and maybe another Transformers story. I haven't decided yet. Either way, I know I'm probably going to be working on two stories at once. I do want to try my hand at writing long stories again. I miss the thrill of actually planning and leaving my readers dangling. I'm a bit twisted I know but aren't all authors like that? ^___^
 
 
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Rose
11 July 2008 @ 07:24 pm
There's no real reason behind this post other than to thank all of my dear and wonderful reviewers for Love Is A Battlefield! For a while, I was hesitant to post anything for the GW fandom because I thought everyone had forgotten all about it.

But apparently that's not the case! I hope I can live up to my reviewers expectations and keep writing works that they'll be interested in reading! So again, thanks to everyone who is taking the time out of their busy schedules to read and review my stories especially my Gundam Wing stories! ^___^

By the way, I won't be home this weekend but rest assured I will have Love Is A Battlefield at the forefront of my mind. I have no intentions of giving up on that story. I still have quite a few twists and turns to pull off before I even think about wrapping this story up. Now if you'll excuse me I have to leave.

Some of my family members are expecting me tonight and I don't want to be stuck driving at night. Again, thanks to all of my lovely reviewers! Regardless of what fandom it is, I don't care if you're only interested in one of my stories! I'm just glad you're all enjoying my works so much! ^___^
 
 
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Rose
30 June 2008 @ 01:53 pm
It's been almost three weeks since I last updated. The fifth chapter of Love Is A Battlefield is complete and already up at fanfiction.net. I've already finished work on chapter six but this time I'm concerned with my portrayal of Zechs and Noin. I wasn't planning on giving them a major role in the story but that idea went completely out of the window. It looks as if all of the main couples are going to get attention (excluding Trowa and Lady Une). But I do have something special in mind for both of them!

At any rate, I think after I'm done with Love Is A Battlefield, I'm definitely going to work on a few lighter stories. I never knew just how taxing writing a romantic comedy could be! Especially one where the humor is very subtle and hard to pull off without making the characters out of character!

I am definitely going to do a Transformers fic next. It'll just be a matter of me sitting down and actually working on said story. After that story, I think I'm going to start work on an older story I found. It was my first attempt at Science Fiction and I forgot how much I really loved that story. Of course it was for Gundam Wing too. I also plan to start doing some comedies. I've got at least several ideas in mind so it shouldn't be too hard to write one of them.

Here's a tentative list of what I shall be working on next:

Gundam Wing
Love Is A Battlefield
Chapter 6: Jealousy At Its Best
STATUS: Currently Being Beta Read

Transformers
I Need You
Genre: Hurt/Comfort/Friendship
Summary: He just knew he was going to come for him because there was just simply no other option. He had to come for him. Movie-verse
Characters: Bumblebee and Sam
STATUS: Will be worked on when I come back from vacation. Under construction.

Home Is Where The Heart Is
Genre: Friendship/Humor
Summary: She didn’t have the faintest clue why she was taking care of him or why he was repaying the favor.
Length: Multi-chaptered
Characters: Karai and Michelangelo
STATUS: Will be another venture into the comedy genre. Under construction.

Home Is Where The Heart Is shall be another attempt for me to get back into the TMNT fandom. I've been gone for so long plus all of the authors I love and really look up to have been pretty quiet lately. I know life gets in the way but I still miss them. If it hadn't been for them, I would have never decided to take up fanfiction writing. Long story short, they've been very nurturing and supportive.

With the above story, I'm going to write it as if it were a part of my "Donatello is dead" series. I don't have a better name for it so at the moment that's what I'm calling this story arc. The first arc was Death, Destruction and Darkness then came Mistaken Loyalties. I actually need to repost Death, Destruction and Darkness as well as The Beginning of the End.

Though I'm a bit miffed because I can't find the disc I saved my very first fanfiction on. It was called Shattered Reality and it was really filled with angst and drama. Also, I can't find my first TMNT comedy called "Confessions Of A Female Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle". So that's two stories I can't find or post again!

After I wrote Shattered Reality, I wrote a sequel entitled The Beginning of The End. I reposted that over at a TMNT forum I frequent occasionally but it's missing the epilogue. I still have to post that actually. *sheepish smile*

At any rate, so I've got at least three stories that fit under the "Donatello is dead" story arc. So that means there will be five stories altogether. Technically, it should be six if you include There's No Such Thing As A Happy Ending. Oh goodness! I had no idea one story was going to generate so many other stories!

But back to what I was originally saying. In Home Is Where The Heart Is, it picks up directly after Death, Destruction and Darkness but right before Mistaken Loyalties. In this particular story, it's going to center around the odd and unlikely friendship between Mikey and Karai. I'll have to repost that story up at fanfiction.net again. I'll get on that after I get back from vacation. As a matter of fact, I might post that story and The Beginning of The End together. One chapter from each story. That shouldn't be too bad.

I'm really itching to start working on this one story though. It's going to be a Vampire Knight story. I don't plan on making the story long at all. It'll probably be two chapters (three if I manage to stretch it out.) Basically what I want to do is write a story that strictly focuses on Zero's feelings about Yuki. I really want them to end up together but they probably won't. But that's a rant for another day. The story is probably going to be very angsty and sad though.

At any rate, here's a brief description of the story.

Vampire Knight
Genre: Romance/Tragedy
Summary: He didn't know when it happened. He couldn't even explain when it might have happened. He just knew that he loved her. Perhaps he might have loved her too much but he knew who really held her heart.
Characters: Zero and Yuki (will have mentions of Kaname as well as Kaname/Yuki)

Now it's time for me to take my leave. I really do plan on posting those recipes. I just haven't had the time to do so. That's something else I'll have to do when I get back from my vacation. ^___^
 
 
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Rose

The fifth chapter of Love Is A Battlefield is complete but it's not flowing right. I was able to iron out the kinks on the first half of the chapter but the second half of the chapter is buggging me. I don't know how to fix it. Maybe it's because I'm trying to write Trowa? He's ALWAYS given me a tough time. Heero's no better but at least I can get around him. Trowa though? No such thing... He's way more harder than Heero! I would probably even be able to pull off Zechs (he hasn't popped up yet). 

At any rate, I plan on cleaning up that chapter later on this evening. Today I'll be with dad because it's Father's Day! We're talking him out to eat and then we're going to hang out at his house. In other good news, I have finished my second Yu Gi Oh story! It's entitled "By Your Side" and it's already up over at fanfiction.net. I thought I did an okay job but I know there's room for imporvement. I'm a bit sad I've only got one review so far. Then again since the story isn't yaoi or shounen ai, I should have expected that....

I still plan on writing that Transformers story. As I matter of fact, I have another idea in mind as well. The second story is going to be set in the movie universe (just like the first story). With the second story, I'm going to focus on Optimus Prime and Megatron. We never got a clear picture as to what they were feeling so I'm going to try and get inside their heads. So the story is basically going to be, "what was going through their heads as they fought each other?" It's going to be heavy on the angst/drama/hurt/comfort though so if that's not your cup of tea then maybe my first story might be more to your liking. 

I cooked something new the other day too. It's a dish called shrimp paella but I'm too lazy to type everything up right now. When I get home, I'll type up all of the recipes I've been meaning to post. I think so far it's three dishes? I've been doing fairly well with what I eat, though I've fallen victim to the late night munchies...

Last night when I got off of work, I actually had Taco Bell. Not the best food to eat at night but I was hungry and I didn't want a bowl of cereal or some fruit so I caved. BUT I'm still doing better than most people. I've been watching my junk food and sugar intake. I could do better with my calorie watching but at least I'm trying! I know I've done a really good job with my salt intake. I rarely touch salty stuff unless I absolutely WANT salt. So that's a definite plus. ^___^ Now I'm off to enjoy my day with dad!

 
 
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Rose
04 June 2008 @ 11:51 pm
So my second Bleach fic is up over at fanfiction,net. It's basically a rewrite of episode 60 of the anime where Hinamori "meets her end" at Aizen's hands. When I was watching the episode, I couldn't help thinking what would have happened if Hitsugaya had gotten there BEFORE Hinamori did. Well it didn't take me long to write the story but I had to make it slightly AU because I didn't want the story to just be a rip off of episode 60. At any rate, it hasn't gotten any reviews (even though I've joined a hitsuhina community here) and I've already written one Bleach fanfiction. I figured people would review my next Bleach fic since my first one went over so well. At least about as well as a fanfiction can go if that makes any sense...

The fifth chapter to my Gundam Wing romantic comedy is currently at 35% completion. This chapter looks like it's going to be a doozy. This is basically the chapter where Duo has to face the music, Quatre's issue with Dorothy is somewhat resolved and I still have to write about Heero's night at the office. So I've got plenty to focus on with this chapter! I just hope I don't screw it up. The problem with Gundam Wing is that it's hard to do comedies without making the characters out of character. The humor in Gundam Wing was very subtle (so subtle that you could have missed it if you weren't paying attention)! So I'm trying very hard to make everyone act as they normally would if they were stuck having to deal with sticky and unavoidable romantic situations. Besides, it's always fun to watch the guys squirm and suffer! Sorry but it's true! 

Everybody knows you're not really a writer unless you like putting your characters through all sorts of troubles, problems and sticky situations. It's just only ONE small and tiny part that makes being a writer worthwhile. The other part (and perhaps the best part of all)? Getting to read the reviews and thoughts of your readers. It's so amusing to see and read their reactions to stuff! Sadistic much? Nah, not really.

At any rate, the latest dish I made is called shrimp paella but I took a few liberties with the dish's ingredients. I'll try to get that recipe and the last recipe I did posted some time soon. I'm getting sleepy so I know there's no way I'll be able to focus on posting both recipes tonight.

Fanfiction wise, I've decided not to start my next Inuyasha story, "Better Than Me" nor will I be working on "Why" (that's another Bleach story). Right now I'm trying to focus on different genres though my muses are violently demanding I return to my roots. See when I first took up fanfiction, I predominantly wrote angst, drama, tragedy, general or friendship stories. I didn't bother focusing on other genres so at the moment I'm experimenting and trying to see what other genres I'm really good at. I've been told I'm pretty decent with humor so I'm currently dabbling with that genre at the moment. I've also been bitten by a romance bug but my romance stories aren't attracting enough readers. 

I don't know if it's because my romances are weak and lacking or if it's because I don't understand how romantic relationships work. I mean I know romances aren't all about cuddling, kissing, holding hands and sex. There are other things a couple can do to keep their romance alive. At least that's what I believe. I get so tired of seeing "romance" fanfictions which should really be labeled as smut or porn. Honestly, does EVERY single romance story have to revolve around sex or end with the characters getting in bed? There's more to romance and love than just sex! I had better stop before I go off on a rant... 

Anyway, this is what my writing schedule will look like indefinitely for the next couple of weeks:

Gundam Wing
Love Is A Battlefield
Chapter 5: Caught Red Handed
STATUS: Nearing The Middle Of The Chapter

 Yu Gi Oh 

By Your Side
Genre: Hurt/Comfort/Friendship
Summary: He had always known that one day he would eventually have to return to the realm of the dead. And though he didn’t want to leave his side, he promised to find him again one day.
Length: Two Shot
STATUS: Still under construction
 
Transformers
I Need You
Genre: Hurt/Comfort/Friendship
Summary: He just knew he was going to come for him because there was just simply no other option. He had to come for him.
Length: One Shot
Characters: Bumblebee and Sam
STATUS: Currently next on the list of fics after the 5th chapter of "Love Is A Battlefield" is completed.
 
 
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