DEAR JUKEBOX AUTHOR:

Art: Space Porn
Please don't stress about this huge long list of prompts! The most important thing for you to know is a.) I love the song you're writing about, and b.) I want to read what you want to write, not a hyperspecific scenario. I suggest some hyperspecific scenarios in my prompts, but if you do best with less prompting, please feel free to ignore my prompts and go on your merry way. I KNOW, I KNOW, I wrote a lot, that seems like a crazy thing for me to say you can ignore it. The thing is I just kind of ...write a lot in general. I promise I mean it.

General likes/dislikesCollapse )


THE SONGS! 'Boo' by Pinback, 'I Left the Wolves Behind That Night' by The Tiger & Me, 'Reprehensible' by They Might Be Giants, 'Thomas the Rhymer,' and 'White Unicorn' by Wolfmother.Collapse )

Mar. 15th, 2014

HP: Curtain of Death
Hi, flist. Long time no see! I have stuff to talk about! Not, uh, fannish stuff at the moment, but I'm thinking of restarting my biweekly fanmixes thing and probably also posting some themed polyfannish recs, because, recs. (I recently got into Homestuck, so currently I am uh, absorbing lots of angstilicious backstory fic and fun AUs, and also watching thinkatory read Homestuck and seeing her head explode. It's pretty great.)

Anyway, I figured now was as good of a time as any to do a general life update.

So I'm moving next week. It's gonna be crazy. I'm just moving four blocks but I cannot wait to get out of here, because, you guys, I live in Wrigleyville, and at this very moment my downstairs neighbors are starting Hour Fifteen of drinking green beer and partying. Some of their charming possibly-guests called me a cunt and a half when I refused to let them in because I didn't know them. Great, standup guys!

I was incredibly psyched about the apartment I was going to move to. It's across the street from a grocery store, a block from the nearest public library branch, and it is a little further in terms of my commute, because I either walk or take the bus those four blocks. The lease started today, so my parents helped me take some basic stuff into the apartment and unpack it in case the move ended and all I wanted to do was take a shower, eat something, and crawl into bed before unpacking anything.

But when we got to the apartment I was like "but... this isn't the apartment I saw. What is this weird layout? I've never seen this apartment in my HOLY SHIT THIS LIVING ROOM IS HUGE. IS THIS THE KITCHEN? ????? Wait there's another room. What... what is going on. This is not my beautiful house, etc."

I am not totally sure what happened, but I doublechecked the lease I signed and that unit I walked into today is definitely the unit for the lease I signed, which is apparently... not the unit I saw?

But this unit is better. The kitchen is pretty large and there's a separate dining area. I had been planning to have a separate office, which doesn't seem to be doable, but the living room is huge so I'm really okay with that. It isn't that much bigger, but it is definitely bigger and the closets are also bigger. Narnia could fit in that closet and there'd still be room for at least four homophobic politicians. I mean, I'd rather keep coats in it. But still.

So, that's super weird, right? That never happens. No one ever rents the wrong apartment and then walks in and it's better. I am slightly terrified I've done something wrong and they'll take my apartment away from me and reprimand me for moving into the apartment I leased because the rent cannot be this low, wtf, and I'll have to pack up and move again and all that glorious new bookshelf space will be reduced very slightly. Which I guess is a silly thing to worry about, because the landlords and I have both signed a contract.

On the other hand, I knew something totally unexpected would happen with this move, and now it has, and I can relax because it was a Bank Error in My Favor, right?

Anyway, I am trying to like, forcibly relax (yeah that's totally a thing you can do) and finish packing stuff so I can move and then fill my apartment with kitchen islands and bookshelves.

(ETA: Also, Ang, I know I owe you a mix CD. I haven't forgotten about you, and I feel like a jerk for never having gotten to it. Will do that eventually too.)

Jan. 1st, 2014

9E: Cocoa Castle
This Yuletide, I just wrote one fic. (I had some minor health issues, and wish I had been able to write more, but I suppose there's always New Year's Resolutions.)

A Necklace of Broken Promises and Regrets (10865 words) by Kaesa
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell - Susanna Clarke
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Jonathan Strange, Gilbert Norrell, Henry Lascelles, The Lady of the Castle of the Plucked Eye and Heart, Original Characters
Additional Tags: Fairies, Footnotes, Post-Canon
Summary:

While traveling in Faerie, Strange and Norrell encounter Henry Lascelles. He is half-conscious, ill, and murderous, and he has made a powerful enemy.



Since this is the only fic I wrote, I am going on and on about why I wrote what I did. Spoilers for the canon and for the fic.Collapse )

YULETIDE 2013 RECS POST #1

Art: Hedge Maze
I received seven gifts. SEVEN. I am so grateful, because they were all excellent, but, SEVEN. I am not sure if seven is lucky or ominous here, given my fandoms.

My gifts!Collapse )

And now, stuff that wasn't written for me:

Recs for Analogue: A Hate Story/Hate Plus, a Calvin & Hobbes/Young Wizards crossover, an Elementary/Sleepy Hollow crossover, Fallen London, Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell, and the SimsCollapse )

Dec. 24th, 2013

SW: Darth Tater
Dear Yulegoat...s?:

I'll be going to visit my local family this year for Christmas brunchdinnerfeast, so 11ish Central Standard Time to ...whenever I can get away from them. Not sure when that will be. Probably 4 pm at the earliest. So if reveals haven't happened before 11 and then you don't hear from me for a while, it's because I am away, not because I am not anxious to read your story.

Also, if reveals happen late on the 24th/early on the 25th when I'm still awake, I may not read and review right then because I'd like to be able to string words together into coherent sentences.

Dear Jukebox Author!

TMBG: John & John
Dear jukebox_fest author:

My dear author letters are always apparently eight miles long. So um, please don't stress about it, I just suck at being concise. (Also, might I take this time to compliment you on your excellent taste in music?)

General likes/dislikes.Collapse )

Prompts for 'Scarborough Fair.'Collapse )

Prompts for 'Road Movie to Berlin.'Collapse )

Prompts for 'The Infanta.'Collapse )

Jul. 2nd, 2013

Art: Hedge Maze
Dear NPT Writer:

It has just occurred to me that you should probably know I'm not going to be able to read my fic until tomorrow evening.

Actually that is a total lie. I will very likely read it sneakily while I'm working, or over my lunch break. But my point is, I really should be doing work, so I won't be able to properly review it until I get home from work. On the other hand, that means there's a slight chance my review will actually be coherent.

Anyway, thank you in advance!

Yours in exchange-fic goodness,
kaesa

(Dear my flist: HI! Sorry I never post. I would do that more often if I had anything interesting to say.)

Jan. 26th, 2013

Science: Hufflepuff Chemistry
There's a meme going around where people explain their jobs using the thousand most-used words in English. (I think it's mostly for people who do science. I do law, though, and I figure that's complicated enough that this was a challenge.) So, here's my job -- and what I did yesterday, which was a real estate fetch quest -- via the Up-Goer Five Text Editor.

I work for a person who helps people figure out how to follow the directions of very important people -- or how to get out of trouble after they did not follow directions.Collapse )

The day before today, I did a lot of hard work.Collapse )

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