Saturday, November 02, 2013

I write because I don’t know what else to do with myself

A collection of feedback on the following… Read at your own risk. None of it has been beta’d nor brit-picked. And, of course, I don’t own the Cabin Pressure or Sherlock characters, just my own twisted ideas of how they interact.

This Week: ZURICH! (Cabin Pressure: Martin Crieff / Douglas Richardson aka “Marlas”) Pub. November 2013

This Week: PARIS! (Cabin Pressure: Martin Crieff / Douglas Richardson aka “Marlas”) Pub. November 2013

This Week: HARTFORD! (Cabin Pressure: Martin Crieff / Douglas Richardson aka “Marlas”) Pub. October 2013

It Was Always There (Sherlock BBC: Sherlock Holmes / John Watson aka “Johnlock”) Pub. June 2013

No link for “Scott and Kate.” You’re welcome. (Despite the praise, I still feel it’s terribly written.)

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AO3 (12/02/2013 - “This Week: ZURICH! (Cabin Pressure / Marlas)”)
They made it! Yes yes yes!! Oh these two.
I absolutely adored all the cuddles and nuzzles and cosy moments and head kisses in this - Douglas kissing Martin’s curls and Martin resting comfortably in Douglas’s broad chest is one of things I love most in the whole wide world.

Thank you so much for bringing the boys together and for letting Martin stay!!

Aawww, all the Marlas feels

<3

AO3 (11/29/2013 - “This Week: ZURICH! (Cabin Pressure / Marlas)”)
I think you do M/M fine, if your marlas is anything to go by,

AO3 (11/29/2013 - “This Week: ZURICH! (Cabin Pressure / Marlas)”)
LOVE IT! HOORAY! question, after this fic is finished will there be more?

AO3 (11/27/2013 - “This Week: ZURICH! (Cabin Pressure / Marlas)”)
YAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAY FINALLLY THE DAMN IDIOTS GET IT RIGHT. GOD BLESS HERCULES THE BERKULES

AO3 (11/19/2013 - “This Week: ZURICH! (Cabin Pressure / Marlas)”)
Really enjoying this series of stories

AO3 (11/17/2013 - “This Week: PARIS! (Cabin Pressure / Marlas)”):
HUZZAH MORE CUDDLES! Will there be another sequel?

AO3 (11/13/2013 - “This Week: PARIS! (Cabin Pressure / Marlas)”):
Please tell me this isn’t how it ends! :( I can’t bear it.
Why can’t they just get it together? This is just not fair.

AO3 (11/12/2013 - “This Week: PARIS! (Cabin Pressure / Marlas)”):
*stifled whimpers* agh *shattering noise* b-but *sobbing* THERE WAS SPOONING AND YOU TOOK IT AWAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! *rolling on the ground in agony* *clutches knees to chest* FIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIXXXX THEMMMMMMMM MARTIN YOU IDIOT AND DOUGLAS FUCKING SAY YOU DONT WANT A ONE NIGHT STAND GOD DAMMIT GET YOUR HEADS OUT OF YOUR ARSES
... i liked it

AO3 (11/07/2013 - “This Week: PARIS! (Cabin Pressure / Marlas)”):
Yes! It was a wonderful moment indeed and the tattoo must look beautiful!

AO3 (11/06/2013 - “This Week: PARIS! (Cabin Pressure / Marlas)”):
Aawww. Oh I love the tattoo and the tender moment they shared there. And the hand moment over breakfast warmed my heart too smile
So lovely to see them getting closer!!

AO3 (11/04/2013 - “This Week: PARIS! (Cabin Pressure / Marlas)”):
sorry I didn’t comment on the new one, I read and loved it

AO3 (11/02/2013 - “This Week: PARIS! (Cabin Pressure / Marlas)”):
Lovely start! These two warmed my heart once more and wow, well done with the King titles cabin addresses!!!

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AO3 (12/06/2013 - “This Week: HARTFORD! (Cabin Pressure / Marlas)”):
The sleeping scene is soooo sweet.

AO3 (11/01/2013 - “This Week: HARTFORD! (Cabin Pressure / Marlas)”):
Aaww, I’m so happy to see they shared a tender moment! They really take their time dancing around each other, they should just talk!! Aaahm those two.
But I understand - especially Douglas might need some time, and both are a bit afraid.
Looking forward to the 2nd part!

AO3 (10/31/2013 - “This Week: HARTFORD! (Cabin Pressure / Marlas)”):
I’m loving this story so much, and will write a more detailed appreciation later, when I don’t have to peck out letters on my iPad at 5 in the morning.

AO3 (10/31/2013 - “This Week: HARTFORD! (Cabin Pressure / Marlas)”):
HUZZAH A SEQUEL!

AO3 (10/28/2013 - “This Week: HARTFORD! (Cabin Pressure / Marlas)”):
Oh I loved the tender and almost fragile atmosphere of this chapter! So glad they’ve talked a bit and shared some quality time. And the hand holding! D’aawwwwww! Looking forward to more!

AO3 (10/28/2013 - “This Week: HARTFORD! (Cabin Pressure / Marlas)”):
brilliant, as always

AO3 (10/27/2013 - “This Week: HARTFORD! (Cabin Pressure / Marlas)”):
This is really lovely. There’s not enough Douglas/Martin in the world; glad to see you adding some that is well-written and sweet and very interesting. Can’t wait to read more!!

AO3 (10/26/2013 - “This Week: HARTFORD! (Cabin Pressure / Marlas)”):
This is the best Fanfiction I’ve read in a long time smile Keep up the awesome work x Can’t wait for the next chapter!

AO3 (10/18/2013 - “This Week: HARTFORD! (Cabin Pressure / Marlas)”):
Martin’s crush on Douglas is so sweet and I’m curious to read more!

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Fanfiction.net (07/17/13 - “It Was Always There (Sherlock BBC / Johnlock)”):
Okay this was an adorable story! I really really enjoyed it. Thanks so much for writing D

Fanfiction.net (06/29/13 - “It Was Always There (Sherlock BBC / Johnlock)”):
THIS IS THE GREATEST THING I’VE EVER READ IN MY LIFE. OH MY GOODNESS. I LOVE YOU SO MUCH FOR WRITING THIS. AH. IT’S SO PERFECT.

Fanfiction.net (06/28/13 - “It Was Always There (Sherlock BBC / Johnlock)”):
I adore this story. It is so perfectly their relationship that it just…it is. I don’t even know what to say. Brilliantly done. Thank you!

Fanfiction.net (06/23/13 - “It Was Always There (Sherlock BBC / Johnlock)”):
What a lovely story! Really nicely written.

Fanfiction.net (06/05/13 - “It Was Always There (Sherlock BBC / Johnlock)”):
Thoroughly enjoyed the story. Ty.

Fanfiction.net (06/05/13 - “It Was Always There (Sherlock BBC / Johnlock)”):
Wow! Thats such a lovely story! Thx!

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R2D2 (06/03/13 - blog):
Give yourself a little credit. You are intelligent and have an awesome command of the English language. That my friend is a writer’s most powerful asset.

Just keep doing your thing Tam. You are an awesome person, and maybe it takes somebody with my perspective to realize that, but it shouldn’t.

R2D2 (05/18/13 - blog):
But very good writing, I’ll be honest I didn’t expect it to be that good.

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Rollz (09/22/11 - “Scott and Kate (based on Soulmate Boy’s first suicide attempt)”):
I just read “Scott and Kate.”  It was wonderful!  You use such great language and it flows so well.  The dialogue was so good I started to tear up a little at parts but don’t tell anybody that! Thanks so much for sharing with me, it really made my day!

You shouldn’t be shy about your writing, you have a strong voice and you should be proud of that.

Posted by Matty on 11/02 at 03:49 PM
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Friday, November 01, 2013

A tale of two Thursdays

awwwwwww

The good Thursday:

1) I started yesterday off with a kick ass interview at a restaurant chain. I wasn’t sure I wanted to work in a restaurant ever again (two start ups will do that to you…), but I really like the idea of working for them.

They just started the interview process, so who knows how long it will be until I get any news.

2) I saw the National Theatre Live’s showing of “Frankenstein” featuring one Mr. Benedict Cumberbatch. It was really good. HE was really good.

The neat thing about this production was that Cumberbatch and Johnny Lee Miller switched roles every night. I wish he had played the Creation instead of the Doctor, but I really enjoyed both performances.

The best part was when they showed this AMAZING picture of the Cumberbabe before the movie and the older woman behind me gasped (GASPED!) and said “Oh, he’s beautiful! Look at those eyes.” I wanted to turn around and hug her.

The funny part about my fangirling him is that I had no idea who he was at first - I just saw pictures of him on tumblr. I was like whatever… I didn’t think he was particularly good looking, but then I watched Sherlock. And then I started digging in to his acting history. All the interviews. Everything I had the patience for. (I don’t like watching movies on my laptop, especially what’s available on YouTube, so I haven’t seen everything he’s done. Yet.) And then, I fell in love. And THEN, and only then, did I realize how attractive he was.

Come for the talent, stay for the cheekbones.

3) “HUZZAH A SEQUEL!”

“I’m loving this story so much, and will write a more detailed appreciation later, when I don’t have to peck out letters on my iPad at 5 in the morning.”

(They’re scaring the shit out of me. What if “PARIS” doesn’t live up to “HARTFORD”?!?!?!)


The bad Thursday:

1) Blew my second interview of the day. HORRENDOUSLY. I was so embarrassed, I wanted to walk out and leave.

He started pop quizzing me on accounting things. I couldn’t answer some of them - BASIC things. When you work for mom and pop shops, you don’t get into capital vs. operational leases. They just always booked the payments as lease expense - not the note payable, the short term liability, and the interest expense. I couldn’t remember what to do with a prepaid insurance bill either.

I may or may not have cried in my car.

Once I felt better and started to process the actual interview and job description, I wasn’t sure it was a place that I belonged at. I didn’t really like him, quiz or no quiz.

I felt stupid, so I’d have a lot to prove to him, and all I could hear in my head the entire way home was the jackass at the hotel chain making fun of the girl before me because she kept a cheat sheet of accounting things. Yeah, some of them were a little more basic than the concepts I stumbled on, but I don’t think there’s anything wrong with it. I keep my intermediate accounting textbook at my desk at work. You never know when you’re going to blank on something stupid… and with the pressure he put on me to “not be lame”, I’m surprised I never needed to resort to it.

Add that high level embarrassment to the fact that I didn’t like him, and… I don’t know what to do.

I haven’t written my thank you note yet - I’m not sure if I want to write “thanks, I look forward to speaking with you again” or “laterz, dude”.

2) A hearty FUCK YOU to the fine people in Rockport, Essex, and Ipswich. NINE gas stations within fifteen minutes of each other, and NONE of them open after 9 PM. I came within a few miles of needing to call Triple A for an emergency gas fill up. I did finally find one in Georgetown(? I really don’t know where I was at that point) and ended up spending $0.25 a gallon more than I could have paid at any of the other gas stations…

I wonder if they wait until the other ones are closed and then jack their prices up.

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In other news, I went to the Social Security office today. Had to raise a bit of a stink when they asked me to take my belt off and then asked me to remove my hands from my waist. (THE JEANS WERE FALLING OFF. I would have rather had a pat down than show every one my “I need to do laundry desperately” granny panties.)

I didn’t think the kid was going to help me at first, but I gave him my ID, my birth certificate and my mother’s birth certificate, PLUS their social security numbers. Privacy laws, be damned. I proved that I deserved access to that information. I don’t think anyone has every been able to show lineage like that!!! I also asked him if he wanted to see a picture of their gravestone. (Yes, I do have one. There’s a woman buried with them and I don’t know who she is. Another project for another day.)

I found out that my grandfather was indeed born in Poland. (WOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!)

However, for every happy, there is a sad: I don’t think the town exists anymore, which is problematic. Google refused to find it, and offered me a city in Russia instead.

Russia is not acceptable, so I’m probably back to square one.

Motherfucker.

In funny news, my phone can recognize and spell check COCKSUCKINGMOTHERFUCKINGDOUCHEBAGS, but insists on changing well to we’ll, which I totally don’t understand. It also can’t spell Tuesday correctly. (Dear Apple, you might want to look into your iPhone’s spell check programming.)

OK - off to look for more jobs (need to hit my quota!) and then, speaking of quotas, NaNo starts today!

Posted by Matty on 11/01 at 10:26 AM
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