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It's been so nice to have a three day weekend. I spent Saturday reading, Sunday cleaning and today doing computery things. And I've managed to catch up the things I taped during the Olympics. Just in time for the Paralympics and me to be behind in more things (Doctor Who and The Thick of It are the only ones I know of so far).

I also got to post my AU Big Bang fic. I finished it in June and make changes based on betaing in July, so it feels like ages ago I wrote it now. It is:

Chasing Memories: When Ian and Barbara return home in a Dalek ship they're relieved to find it's the day they left. However, they soon find that a two year absence coupled with the dangers lurking around Coal Hill School means they're not going to be able to go back to their old lives that easily.

The link takes you to a post that gives you links to the story on LJ, DW, A03. It will be on Teaspoon too and it is also on my website. And there's a link to the art that [info]spammypod did. It goes AU from the end of The Chase.

I may or may not manage to post again before the Paralympics start, but I almost certainly won't post while it's on. And might not be reading much, so as to avoid Doctor Who spoilers. Although I'm not sure how much I care - I never care much about Doctor Who when it's not on, it's only once it is that I remember how good it is. And in this instance the first episode features [redacted] which I don't like, so it's hard to get excited about that.

Mirrored from my blog.

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My [info]au-bigbang is all done! Well, I have managed to get 90 words over the minimum word count of 15,000 and [info]hhertzof has betaed it and corrected my random use of commas and some other things. But I need one or two other people to have a look through it to check it makes sense.

It is an Doctor Who AU starting at the end of The Chase, with Ian and Barbara finding themselves back in London on the day they left. So it probably helps to have seen The Chase, or at least know why that makes it an AU. But I ideally need someone who hasn't seen Remembrance of the Daleks (a Seven and Ace story) or has seen it but doesn't remember any of it. And also someone who remembers it well. If such people exist. Posting is in August, so there's plenty of time yet.

It is also one of the few stories without an artist :( So if you fancy getting to read it early without having to tell me if it makes sense (although I won't stop you if you want to do that) and you can make art, there's a claims post, which links you to the sign up post (you have to sign up before you can claim) and it also links to the FAQ. The FAQ says that you have to two two pieces of art, one of which can be an icon. It would be nice to have some art for it if anyone fancies it. Their final draft deadline is 5th August, but it doesn't have to be final until it's posted, sometime in August.

Mirrored from my blog.

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I now have a new computer. I have now remembered how unusable all the default settings are in Windows. Not to mention IE9, where I spent five minutes trying to find the address bar. But it has a 1TB hard drive (10 times what I need) and 8GB of RAM. It should be fast and able to cope with anything I throw at it.

Yesterday I had a party to celebrate my birthday. Which basically consisted of spending a relaxed afternoon sitting around and chatting.

Aside from the epilogue I realised it needed, I've finished the second draft of my Big Bang fic. I just need to go back and make it less boring now. And add 3500 words, which shouldn't be hard.

I'm sure there was more I meant to add, but I keep waking up early and not being able to fall asleep any earlier, so I'm tired. I'm just very glad this is a three day weekend.

Mirrored from my blog.

This week

Apr. 28th, 2012 01:44 pm
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This week has mostly consisted of rain. And the fun yesterday of tipping out the puddle of water collected in my bin because the binmen persist in leaving the lid open after they've emptied them. And the even more fun of spending five minutes on Wednesday morning trying to get the garage door open long enough to get inside. How it eventually stayed open long enough to get the car out (and closed once I had) I don't know. But after that my car had to spend a couple of nights outside in the rain because there's only so many times I can do that.

I've also been reading Remix stories. I'd entirely forgotten what mine was, I finished it so long ago. Now I've been reminded about it I want to talk about it, but can't do that until the authors are revealed tomorrow/Monday. But someone remixed a Doctor Who/SJA crossover fic I wrote last year as New Horizons (the Doctor in the House Remix). It's got a whole load of great Sky characterisation in it. And I really want to know who wrote it and whether some of the references in it were because they know me, they read the fandoms list on my website or coincidence.

I have also been working on the second draft of my Big Bang fic. After I wrote the first draft I realised the plot makes no sense and it's not spaced out well at all. So I spent time re-working it, with tables to work out who does what in response to what. Hopefully, when I finish the second draft and read it through it won't be too bad and I'll just need to go back and sort out the words, rather than the plot. Not least because I'm also intending to sign up for [info]not-primetime/[info]not_primetime and the deadline is Wimbledon. My deadline for myself for getting my Big Bang to beta is Wimbledon. Which really isn't that far away...

Mirrored from my blog.

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