03 January 2011 @ 11:53 pm
writing is so hard /o\  
Current Mood: worried
Current Music: firefly!
09 December 2010 @ 11:38 pm
just a second, it's my favorite song they gonna play  
Last night, I wrote this little thing for [ profile] aredblush. I think it's probably going to end up being part of a bigger verse/story which is... uh, an Arthur/Eames Catholic boarding school AU. Because apparently there is not a situation that I am not willing to turn into an Arthur/Eames AU.

And I mean, [ profile] aredblush and I went over this on twitter a few nights ago. (Again, I'm angelgazing there now, too, if you want to follow me... just let me know that you aren't a bot!) and basically it's a story of being in love with the person no one thinks you should be. It's having to come to terms with who you are and what you want and learning to be okay with that, in face of everything you've ever been taught. It's Arthur being so fucking in love that he isn't content with just whatever place he can carve out for them, because he wants more, he wants it all, and he wants Eames, and it's all he can do just to hold onto that.

Or possibly it will be based around the premise of Stigmata. Because I fail at originality.

Or I won't write any of those things, because they sound hard, and like the sort of thing that is above my paygrade. Maybe I'll just write ridiculous and fluffy Christmas fic, instead, but I have no ideas for it because my brain hates me and wants me to suffer.

I think it's rebelling against finals.
Current Music: glee - telephone
Current Mood: exhausted
29 October 2010 @ 11:23 pm
this is more disturbing than getting earwormed by the Pussy Cat Dolls (boys call me sexy)  
A List of the Arthur/Eames Things I Am Planning To/Need To/ Have Begun To Write:

    ( In no particular order )

  • The Ferris Wheel fic ( In progress )
  • Ballroom AU ( In progress )
  • Werewolf!Arthur ( ...Sorry! Outlined? )
  • Sexpollen! ( Outlined. If you find my Shame please return it. )
  • Hair pulling fic! ( In progress )
  • 5 Places on Arthur that Eames Most Likes to Kiss (w/ art by [ profile] aredblush) ( 1/5th completed. )
  • 5 Kissing Cliches
  • Tattoo Parlor AU
  • Accidentally Married!
  • Dog Walker!Arthur
  • You've Got Mail sort of AU thing
  • The one where Arthur joined the military to rebel against his ultra liberal hippie parents
  • AU where the Inception team are wedding planners
  • I Speak Fluent Tequila and Passable Love ( with [ profile] gyzym )
  • Undercover Investigative Report Eames and Political Campaign Manager Arthur
  • Inception Circus
  • Sullen!Teen!Arthur
  • Cupid!Arthur
  • The Hacker AU titled Love Bytes ( oh puns, I wish I knew how to quit you )
  • Crime Reporter Arthur and an Eames who keeps committing petty crimes to get Arthur's attention.
  • The AU where Eames woos Arthur via crossword puzzle
  • Daddy!Eames and Teacher!Arthur! ( in cardigans )
  • Psych AU where Eames is Shawn, Yusuf is Gus, Ariadne is Juliet, and Arthur is Lassiter.
  • Arthur comes to in the middle of an obsession with Eames' hands.


ETA: Have 300 words of a thing that didn't turn out the way it was supposed to!
Arthur and Eames, when they met )
Current Music: the fucking pussy cat dolls in my head
Current Mood: scared
07 October 2010 @ 05:49 pm
See Nichole. See Nichole avoid homework.  
Let me tell you a story!

Once upon a time, in a land exactly like this one, there lived a fangirl who could actually finish stories. She's been missing for a while now. Maybe she's been locked in a tower (of homework and gloom), or poisoned by a witch, or cursed to sleep for 100 years (and doesn't that sound nice?). Whatever, the point here is that she's gone, and has been for a while, and as it turns out, I would like her back. If found, please return and all that jazz. I'm going to talk to the milk carton people about making getting a photo put up.

Um. And then no one made out. The end.


I started a new story last night. Yes, another one. The name of this doc file--as I know some of you *cough* will be so very interested to learn--is "hairpullingyay."


So. That happened. Also, Simon Pegg is fanboying about Inception on Twitter and it makes me happy.
Current Music: itunes on shuffle
Current Mood: frustrated
26 September 2010 @ 04:42 am
everybody is so make believe  
I can't even believe I just wrote this.

small clip from the ballroom AU )

I am going to be shunned so hard by anyone and everyone who knows anything about dance. OMG.
Current Music: ryan adams - burning photographs
Current Mood: pessimistic
23 September 2010 @ 03:17 pm
This should not be as difficult as I'm finding it  

If I was, say, writing an AU where, um, let's just say professional ballroom dancing is involved. If I were doing this... Can I get away with having Arthur call Cobb by his first name, even though it's not a thing we see him do in canon?

It's not really a big deal, I just keep typing Dom instead of Cobb. Annoying, stupid fingers. >:|
Current Mood: thirsty
Current Music: black gold - run
17 September 2010 @ 09:31 pm
my little pop gun  
Because I'm incredibly kind, allow me to put the part of this post people will actually care about up top.

The Weepies - Be My Thrill
For all I'm not totally head over heels for the new album, this song has just made my entire week.
"And we tumble down like Jack and Jill / and I miss all of the joy you kill / but I love you still"


Now, blathering about writing, goals, word counts and other things that basically amount to tl;dr Nichole is boring. )

In conclusion: I realized today that I'm turning 25 in two and half weeks, and my entire life is basically this Hyperbole and a Half post on loop. But with less banking and more homework.

What. the. shit.

You should all rec me porn.
Current Mood: contemplative
Current Music: the weepies - be my thrill
12 September 2010 @ 10:57 pm
to be loved, to be loved  
My phone has decided to randomly stop sending me text messages. Not all of them, just sometimes. I don't know if it hates me, or hates twitter, or both.

I've accomplished absolutely nothing today, because I was too busy reading Arthur/Eames fic to, you know, do homework or write. I think I'm broken. Arthur/Eames broke me. Or, no, they are just the latest party drug and I need to be broken from them. I DON'T KNOW, PLEASE SEND HELP.

(Hahaha, I'm watching movie with JGL, and just typed "PLEASE SEND HIM." I will, in fact, accept deliveries of either of those things.)

Also, also, also, someone should tell me what to do with this silly comment fic, because I'm stuck on it. :( I JUST WANT EAMES TO PLAY WITH ARTHUR'S HAIR. WHY DOES IT HAVE TO GET COMPLICATED?
Current Mood: amused
Current Music: not football, finally
09 September 2010 @ 04:41 pm
no, stop it, I mean it this time  
I am posting this and then closing all things LJ until after my homework is done. No, no, I mean it. I cannot keep getting distracted by Inception fic. No, not even random comment fic I may be attempting to write where Arthur just kind of likes to have his hair played with. Whatever. You can't prove anything.

I'm sorry if I owe you comments, but first I must do this programming and biology homework so that I don't fail out of school and end up unemployable and miserable. Or, well, unemployable. I'd probably still have too much Inception fic to read to be miserable.

Look! Recs!

PASIV/ACTIV by [ profile] jibrailis. You guys, you guys, the PASIV MADE THEM DO IT. I love this fandom. ♥♥♥
I wrote you a story, the PASIV said slyly during the third job. You might even call it an erotic story.

the pistol of a flower is its only protection against insects by [ profile] stachelyjohnson.
Arthur is an assassin with lawn care problems. Eames... Really just creates a new set of problems. It should also be noted that I've never met a pun I didn't like.
"Do you understand what it takes to kill a cactus?" Eames asks, horrified. "It takes a man who is significantly less hospitable than the Sonoran Desert. It takes dedicated neglect to kill a cactus. No wonder your hedges are screaming."

Also, if you haven't seen them yet, [ profile] aredblush drew INCEPTION MY LITTLE PONIES. These are legit the most adorable thing in existence.

Now that I've buttered you up, a question!

Let's say--hypothetically--that Eames were to woo Arthur through the love letters in the form of, say, crossword puzzles. And, because he is a brilliant and complex man, he would like to use many references to Romantic poets and poetry. Where, do you think, would be a good place for him to start?


Look! A meme!

As last seen with [ profile] musesfool.

I've made a list of 15 characters. Give me wacky situations in the form of "1 and 3 are on a road trip. Where are they going?" and I will respond when I've got several requests.

Okay. Really now. Homework. ::is stern::
Current Mood: nerdy
Current Music: the shins
08 September 2010 @ 03:05 pm
your love made a slave of me  
1) I have been listening to the Like pretty much nonstop for the past two days. Apparently they are one of those bands that I listen to the album and I'm like, "oh, okay." And then a song randomly shuffles on a few months later and I'm like, "OH! OKAY!"

2) I really need to get anything of theirs that is not on Release Me.

3) Their lyrics would be SO GOOD for story titling.

4) This line's mostly filler!

5) I would like to learn about military strategies and formations for a story I want to write. (Um. The AU where the Inception team are a group of wedding planners. Shame is not for fandom!) But I have no idea where to start with that sort of research. I'm also not sure I'm not insane. Wouldn't it make more sense to research, I don't know, wedding planners? My brain, you guys, it is broken
Current Music: the like
Current Mood: sleepy
06 September 2010 @ 11:43 pm
writerly angst!  

Current Music: the big c
Current Mood: calm
02 September 2010 @ 04:53 am
whatya want from me?  
Shh. No, I'm totally in bed. And asleep. I did not just stay up until almost 5AM writing, because that would be insane. Especially since I have a programming assignment due tomorrow and an exam in my federal government class on Friday that I haven't even begun to study for.

But, you know, ANYWAY. Let's talk about how Tom Hardy makes doing push-ups look like he's doing porn. )

I just don't even know what to do with this video. Other than get a whole new appreciation for Tom Hardy's ass, because, holy shit. Let's focus on that some more.

Also, so my one true love doesn't think I'm abandoning him for pillow-lippy pastures, how about a video where... a lot of things happen, but my brain gets stuck on how JGL apparently likes it when it's hard )

Also, he laughs. ::chin hands:: I enjoy that a great, great deal. For the record.

Um. Have a rec!

Dream a Little Dream by [ profile] meiface. An Arthur/Eames version of the Bank Robber dance video that JGL and Zooey Deschanel did. It's got an amazing flow, and is just the loveliest thing I've read in days. (Which, let's me fair, in Inception fandom is saying something.)
Current Mood: sleepy
Current Music: patrick stump - so sick
13 August 2010 @ 06:32 pm
it's gettin' critical  
cut for the not-fun kind of flailing about school, nerding out over computer specs, and ranting about course required software. You're welcome. )

The bakery story is now at around 4100 words and I've started to hate it. This is why I don't write long things. I know where it needs to go, and I know the steps I need to hit along the way, but I can't seem to get it there, and it's extremely frustrating. I'd try to work on something else for a while, but I know myself well enough to know that I'd never go back to it.

I don't know what to do. Stupid writing. Why so hard? (That's what she said)

I also have ridiculous cracked out ideas for Inception fic. Including, I will admit, an AU where they are wedding planners. Apparently my brain has decided to rot itself with crack and fluff. Like I wasn't doing a good enough job at rotting it with terrible reality television or something.

The other Inception idea is... still AU, but much more complicated and way less fun. They turn a profit by putting people in video game scenarios of their (the clients) choosing! Rich people paying an obscene amount of money to dream themselves into a live action version of their favorite game! Mostly it would center around Arthur being a badass shooting people and zombies and Eames being all: ♥___♥ You were a little left of center on that one, darling. And Arthur being all: I'm going to let them eat you, I swear to god. And Eames being all: ♥___♥ Nonsense, you like to use that weapon far too much. And Ariadne being all: Which weapon is that? While looking at his pants, because I can't resist a dick joke. Then they have to solve a RL assassination plot while in a video game.

Possibly I should study video games for that one? Or I should just forget it all together, because, omg hard.

Probably, what I am going to do now is take a nap.
Current Music: travie mccoy (he's been on repeat all day)
Current Mood: frustrated
25 July 2010 @ 09:18 pm
there's not much to do when your friends are all fish  
Um. Joseph Gorden-Levitt is killing me, you guys. I'd like to say I was productive today, but no, I've just spent the majority of the day flailing at pictures of JGL. I have considered doing a pic spam, but I couldn't do it as well as the Fuck Yeah JGL tumblr. Go. enjoy.

Make sure to listen to him sing a song from fucking Sesame Street. Try to not melt into a pile of fangirl goo. I dare you.

I'd say I'm not toying with the idea of Inception fic, but I'd be lying.

I'm about 1000 words into a story for this prompt, and it hasn't gone at all where I was expecting or intending. I'm not sure how i feel about it, really. Oh, writing, why so hard?
Current Mood: calm
Current Music: jgl (omg shut up)
22 July 2010 @ 05:14 pm
file under: things I will probably regret one day  
It's my hopes that writing is like a manual transmission. If it won't start, just give it a push and eventually it'll get going. In that hope, a meme.

Stolen from [ profile] princess_mir:

The first TEN people to comment in this post get to request ~something~ of any pairing/character of their choosing from me. (Also, gimmie a prompt, please and thank you.)

In return, they have to post this in their journal. If you absolutely can't write, you can offer drawings or icons or something instead (meta? picspams? reasons why that character/pairing rocks/doesn't rock?). Sigh. This part is... less than mandatory, I suppose. I guess. Since most of you are far more productive than I am anyway.
Current Music: owl city
Current Mood: curious
24 June 2010 @ 10:27 pm
gr and also arg  
Dear Dr. Professor Lady,

I would find it extremely helpful, in preparing for my exam on Monday, if you would see fit to grade the past two weeks worth of assignments, so I can know if, perhaps, I am doing something incorrectly.

Thank you,

Summer school is frustrating me more than seems entirely possible. I have four assignments to do, and an exam to take on Monday, and I really just want to sit around and watch Glee and finish this beta that I'm doing. School, stop getting in the way of my life.

I've completed a whole two of the 25 character drabbles I'm supposed to be writing for Glee. I say drabbles, but they're apparently all going to be 300 words each. I originally typed 3000, but no, no, I'm not that crazy. Hopefully. But these two have taken entirely too long, and so I'm not sure how I feel about them. I'm considering posting them one at a time, instead of all at once, since they aren't connected at all outside of a general theme (acceptance). Though I can't tell if it would help or hurt the chances of me completing them. Hm.

I'm still seriously considering signing up for the h/c bingo thing, too. And the [ profile] gleebadficfest, because I am a crazy person. And also, zombies and hookers. I don't know.

Also, at some point, I need to write the FAQ for the mixtape challenge. FAQs, btw, not any easier to write than any of the billion Glee fics I suddenly have in my head.
Current Music: b.o.b.
28 May 2010 @ 11:07 pm
mostly I just wanted to use this icon  
So far, other than the previously mentioned fic, Puck/Kurt fic has disappointed me on a large and epic scale. I was going to do a whole post about Things That Are Bad And You Shouldn't Do In Fic Ever, Seriously, Not Ever, and then I realized that that's way too douchey even for me.

Also, it would be really, really long, and I am really, really lazy.

Um. It's mostly the douchey thing though, really.

But it does beg the question: what do you qualify as a Thing That Is Bad and Should Never Do In Fic Ever?
Current Mood: curious
Current Music: GLEE
25 May 2010 @ 12:33 am
HA. I WIN.  
Disregard the last post. Except the part about LJ sucking. That's still true.

[Poll #1569292]
Current Music: paniiic
Current Mood: annoyed
24 October 2009 @ 04:15 pm
I'm developing the language and I'm calling it my own  
Claiming is open at [ profile] tobreakthespell. Like a lunatic I've claimed Beauty and the Beast, because it's one of my favorite stories. I don't suppose anyone has an old version of the story hanging around anywhere, huh?

This weeks episode of Merlin (Beauty and the Beast, WHAT) is taking foreeeever. My internet connection has either decided a) that it is not my friend, or b) that I should really do that math homework I've got due. But Merlin! You guys, I'm crazy for this show, true fact.

Another show I'm already crazy for? White Collar. I want so much fanfic from that show already, it's ridiculous. Bantering and chasing and crime! And, you know, Bryce Larkin, who is hot like the suuun. Om nom nom, Bryce, I will probably never learn your real name.

I can't stop listening to Jason Mraz today. "We can rock the night alone / ff we never get down / it wouldn't be a let down / but sugar, don't forgetting / what you already know."

What's your favorite song RIGHT THIS SECOND?
Current Mood: cheerful
21 October 2009 @ 06:24 pm
file under: things I'll learn to regret  
Consider this a legally binding internet contract, posted here so I have a place to point, when [ profile] luzdeestrellas loses like the giant loser that she is, and the fails to pay up, like the giant loser that she is. Also, I need witness signatures, please.

1) From October 21, 2009, henceforth known as now, until December 31, 2009, henceforth known as the end of the year, I, [ profile] angelgazing will be racing with [ profile] luzdeestrellas (loser), to see who ends up with the highest posted fictional story word count at the end of the year.

2) The loser of this competition ([ profile] luzdeestrellas), will owe the winner (me), a story of their won choosing, no later than March 15, 2010.

3) Extended absences, vacations, academic requirements of a ridiculous nature, fandom hate and/or despair do not exempt either competitor from the competition. Total word count of posted stories will be tallied on January 1, 2010, and a winner and loser declared. Failure to produce said word count, for any reason, is a loss.

4) Failure of the loser ([ profile] luzdeestrellas) to comply with the terms listed in the second paragraph of this contract, will be considered default. Losers found to be in default of terms will be opened to public ridicule, loss of the internet, and even failure at life.

[ profile] angelgazing
October 21, 2009
Current Mood: amused
Current Music: jack's mannequin - I'm ready