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02 January 2037 @ 03:24 pm
                                         

This journal is (mostly) friends only. Fandomness will usually be public, but...

Do comment here to be added, the more the merrier!
 
 
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pennythepants
20 August 2012 @ 05:05 pm

If you haven't checked out ABC's Revenge yet... Why not?

It was the hottest thing to premiere last Fall, and it's become must watch TV for the entire planet, what it Emily's how-the-hell-did-she-pull-that-off revenge tactics,
ridiculously lavish balls, explosions (there is more than one), crazy psychopaths with guns, Nolan and his Beiber hair (which sadly won't be around for season 2), love quadrangles, murders (there's more than one of those too), and cake. Yes, cake!


I know what you're thinking. ''But it all looks so campy nighttime drama!'' Yes. I didn't think I'd like it either. Or at least, I didn't think I'd like it this much. But you can't help but fall in love with its characters, its smart writing, and truly great actors (Madeline Stowe, anyone?).


Even Warehouse 13 is talking about it. So watch the promos below, get your hands on the pilot and jump on the Revenge train just in time for season 2!



A generally cheesy season 1 promo:



The  2012 Oscars promo:



The understated elegant promo for episode 11, 'Duress' (My favourite Revenge promo):



Season 2 promo (not too spoilery):



Yes. I have favourite promos.
 
 
pennythepants
27 May 2012 @ 12:16 am
On a cold, rainy night, Katrina* was tucked into bed, all nice and warm, reading a book. She was hoping to fall asleep soon, as she had to be up for work early in the morning, but she'd had an early dinner, and was starting to feel hungry.

Kate didn't want to get out of her warm bed and walk all the way to the kitchen. She'd had a long day, and it was just so warm and comfortable under the duvet... She figured she could ignore it. She was going to be asleep soon enough anyway. 

But 20 minutes later, she was still awake, and very much hungry. Her stomach was starting to hurt. Kate had no choice but to throw back the duvet and embark on her quest for nourishment. 

On her way to the kitchen, Kate cut through the living room, where her sister, Kristina*, had sunk into the sofa with her laptop. Desperate to get back to the comfort of her foam mattress and down feather duvet, Kate grabbed the first edible item she found, a small piece of choc chip brioche bread. Munching happily, she climbed back into bed, and returned to her book.

Unfortunately, the little brioche bread only pacified her stomach for a little while. An hour later, still awake, her stomach began to rumble once again. Having had to face the cold once already, Kate was dismayed at the prospect of have to repeat such feat. But she was hungry. Did she really have to leave the warmth of her bed yet again that night? 

Spying her phone on her night stand, Kate had an idea. Kristy was in the living room. The living room was right next to the kitchen. Smiling, Kate grabbed her phone and typed out a message:

Bring me some food. 

She waited until she heard the familiar double ping of Kristy's phone, telling her the message had been received. Then she hit resend. 

Bring me some food.

Double ping.

Bring me some food.

Double ping.

Bring me some food.

Double ping.

Bring me some food.

Double ping.

Before she could hit resend for the fifth time, a reply from Kristy arrived:

There is no food.

Kate considered that for a moment. And then hit resend one more time.

Bring me some food.

Double ping.

Bring me some food.

Double ping. 

She heard hurried footsteps coming towards her bedroom, and shortly after, Kristy opened the door, threw the bag of choc chip brioche pieces at Kate and said: "stop texting me."

Kate put the phone down, picked up her book, and munched away. 

Hey, it worked didn't it?

True story.
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*Names withheld to protect identities. 
 
 
pennythepants
20 May 2012 @ 03:42 pm
Just posted the next short story, part of the Ten Scenes meme thing. :)

001. Vanilla [A love scene]
002. That's Just What You Do [A death scene]
003. Morning After [A scene you’ve always wanted to write but never did]
 
 
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pennythepants
10 May 2012 @ 06:55 pm
Sooo... More old/new writing from me!

A while ago I decided to take on this mini writing challenge, in which I had to write out ten original short stories/scenes. I ''finished'' eight of those before life took over, and I'm now in the process of transcribing them all from the scribbled gibberish they are currently in  into a more readable, digital format.

Anyways... Here are the first two, very short, short stories. If you can spare a few minutes, check them out, and let me know what you think! I hope to post more soon :D

001. Vanilla [A love scene]
002. That's Just What You Do [A death scene]

Have a nice day!
 
 
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pennythepants
09 May 2012 @ 09:43 pm
Just dropping by to post a tiny fic I wrote over 6 weeks ago... When the ep. first aired. So it's old, but new! :D
It be a Nikita fic, featuring one of the many (fictional) loves of my life, the awesome Ryan Fletcher. 


''Glass '' 
Characters: Nikita, Michael, Ryan
Rating: PG
Word count: 547
Summary: It's Ryan she goes to. [set at the tail end of 2.16 ]
Read at: ff.net  AO3 
 
 
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pennythepants
26 February 2012 @ 07:31 pm

26- How often do you write it and in what environment?
I don't write as often as I should. When I wrote the first Sleeper, I did it quite regularly, since I had to meet a deadline. It took me about three months to finish, including editing. When that was finished it kinda got shelved, until someone at chaos_thon suggested, three months later, that we should work on 'second episodes'. That kind of got the ball rolling on Sleeper again, and even though the whole second episode thing didn't take off, I ended up finishing Trail too, and started working on Rebel right after. 
There was a bit of a break between Rebel and me starting the fourth one (which by the way, it looks like it won't be called Impulse or Reckless after all). Now that I'm near the end of it, I'm spending a little less time on it. I think I work on it two, three times a week, depending on my days off and how much other stuff I need to do. I use yarny.me to write and keep track of my notes, (side note: I recommend it, it's free and very useful!) which means that I can sit at any computer and write. Of course, that usually means my laptop, on the living room table (sometimes my bed) usually early in the morning or late at night. (I find I'm much more productive at night...)
I have the first three books loaded up on my kindle, and that's how I've been revising them-on the way to and from work, as well as during breaks... So I guess I'm ''working'' on the series as a whole very often. 

Your question:

What is your writing environment?
 
 
pennythepants
25 January 2012 @ 10:11 pm
Yeah, so this made me laugh... 



That's it. As you were...
 
 
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pennythepants
15 January 2012 @ 10:31 pm
Hey guys! Quick post :D

Showcase's Lost Girl premieres tomorrow on Syfy and we think you should all check it out! 

This hot new fantasy-noir series follows the life of Bo, a PI who also happens to be a succubus. 
After her first sexual encounter turns out to be anything but normal, Bo discovers she is one of the Fae – legendary creatures that pass as humans while secretly feeding off them.
Seeking to understand her powers and her past, Bo teams up with a wily female con artist named Kenzi to form a detective agency that allows her to help those in need while searching for the truth about who she is.
As she begins to understand her relationship with the Fae and the fragile truce between its two warring clans, Bo fights to maintain her neutrality as she heads on a collision course with her dark and disturbing past – and uncertain future.

Starring Anna Silk as sexy succubus Bo, Ksenia Solo as perky sidekick Kensi, and Kris Holden-Reid as light fae hunk Dyson. 

Check out this quick sneak peek and promo, and don't forget to tune in tomorrow if you can!



 
 
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