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17 May 2019 @ 12:55 am
 I'm writing a Practical Magic AU for the [community profile] atlantisfilmfestival. I've wanted to do it for aaaaages, because I love the idea of little Rodney wishing that his true love will be this impossible person so he'll never have to fall in love. And then John shows up *grins*

But a lot of the movie isn't about romance. It's about the sisters. I'm about 9k in and John hasn't even shown up yet, and I'm starting to feel like there's just not enough McShep in my McShep fic. I'm a McShep girl FIRST, always. The whole desire to write this fic was for Rodney's wish, even if I do find the witchy bits super fun.

There's also not enough time left for me to start another film fusion lol. The wonderful [personal profile] escriveine  assures me the fic is wonderful. But! But the boys! And their love!

Maybe I should write a really schmoopy McShep fic after I finish this. Just a quick one-shot. I have no ideas, but maybe it'll make me feel better. This entry was originally posted at https://popkin16.dreamwidth.org/244385.html. Please comment there using OpenID.
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popkin16
17 April 2019 @ 09:04 pm


You can get your own card here!


#LJ20

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popkin16
28 March 2019 @ 04:43 pm
Sorry for the lack of daily McShep. I've been struggling lately with being interested in...anything. I've mostly just been devouring fic, because I haven't felt up to much more than that. I was sick a week ago with a touch fo the flu *sigh*

We hit a deer the other day with our car. We're okay! And the car still runs, but it completely broke the driver's side headlight. We have to replace the whole assembly too and none of the local stores seem to carry what we need, so I'm resorting to looking online. I have to be quick because I work late some nights and we'll get pulled over for not having a working headlight.

I also got my medical bills for my incident back in November, and - if I'm understanding this right - the hospital wants me to pay $10k, and the individual doctors want me to pay about $1300. I didn't have insurance at the time so it has to be paid out of pocket and it's like HAHA STRESS.

Luckily, it looks like I'll be participating in a mini-squee in Cleveland at the end of May. A desperately needed break - some days it feels like I'm hanging on by the skin of my teeth. It's making me worry a bit about money - do I have enough PTO for this and for October without shorting myself on bill money, etc.

I'm working on getting the next werewolf au chapter out so I can start working on my fic for the [community profile] atlantisfilmfestival. But as with everything lately, it's been a struggle, and I find myself turning to fic to disappear for a while.

Joe posted to instagram, which inspired [personal profile] brumeier  to write a cute little fic. I keep giggling at how skinny Joe's legs are.


I'm going to post this before I bring myself down any further and go read some McShep fic. And maybe redesign a house for sim!John-and-Rodney. And try to write, lol. I promise to post McShep stuff to [community profile] mcsheppers tonight! This entry was originally posted at https://popkin16.dreamwidth.org/243878.html. Please comment there using OpenID.
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popkin16
14 March 2019 @ 12:37 am
Hey guys! [community profile] atlantisfilmfestival is now open for posting. The minimum word count for a movie fusion is only 1k ;) There's even an ao3 collection :D This is a low-key festival, no sign ups or anything required. If you're inspired, write and post~ I know what I'd like to get done (mcshep Practical Magic au)!

After three years, my job has switched me from second shift to mostly first (with a couple second shifts thrown in). It's been a difficult transition for me. I've never been much of a morning person. Working second shift meant I could stay up a little later and sleep in more, which I haven't been able to do lately. I'm tired all the time. I haven't written anything in ages, and what I have written feels flat. Mostly I've just been reading...

I'm hoping I can force myself to finish the next chapter of my werewolf AU (which I already have a start on) and, if I finish quickly enough, maybe get something done for the Atlantis Film Festival. No promises though, given how dull I've been feeling lately.

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popkin16
28 February 2019 @ 04:11 am
I'm still plucking away at my [community profile] romancingmcshep fic. It's slow going, and not helped that I stupidly opened up Sims 4 two nights in a row - and thus lost two nights to it. But not this tonight!

I really wanted to cut out all the David & Patrick scenes from Schitt's Creek and create compilation videos to share the love. But vimeo only lets you upload so much, and youtube went "Copyrighted!" when I tried. I might just stick them in my dropbox and link to them, because David & Patrick are The Cutest. You can see some giftsets and such here on my tumblr. I even have a fic idea for them! A sentinel AU, because every fandom should have one.

Also, if you're not following [community profile] mcsheppers, you should be. I thought it wasn't fair that people who don't care for tumblr can't experience a steady stream of McShep stuff, so I've started crossposting. My McShep-Everyday tumblr posts 4 times a day. At the end of the day (because that's when I get out of work), I take the 4 posts and make sure they end up on dreamwidth and pillowfort. It does mean you get a sudden end-of-day McShep rush, but that's better than no rush at all. Also, it's like 95% screenshots. Still: their FACES amirite?
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popkin16
14 February 2019 @ 03:23 am
Happy birthday [personal profile] wanted_a_pony! Your support and enthusiasm for McShep never fails to make me smile. I hope you have a FABULOUS day :D
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popkin16
07 February 2019 @ 08:44 pm
[personal profile] esteefee was generous and got me the Perfect Patio pack, which came with a hot tub. The deal was that I'd provide screenshots of Rodney using it. Sim!John joined Rodney without prompting, which lead to some very cute pics.

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popkin16
06 February 2019 @ 11:47 pm
Not too long ago, a friend on tumblr started posting about their adventures in The Sims 3, where they've created John & Rodney characters and are creating a storyline where they fall in love. You can read the posts here, they're adorable and fun.

Around the same time, my friend introduced me to this darkly hilarious Sims 4 youtube series. It starts off following a different character, then switches to one named Jim Pickens. He wants to romance the Grim Reaper, and takes to killing sims to get Grim to visit. And then he starts a cult. Dark subjects, I know, but the nature of Sims makes it absurd.

The final nail in the coffee is that Sims 4 is on sale 75% off, bringing it down to $10.

I bought the game. I can't stop playing the game now.

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popkin16
18 January 2019 @ 02:27 am
Happy birthday, velocitygrass! At least, according to LJ it is. I hope you had a wonderful birthday, full of only happiness and good times.

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popkin16
15 January 2019 @ 02:21 am

(beautiful banner created by the talented [personal profile] seleneheart !)

Love movie fusions? Have we got a challenge for you :D

[community profile] atlantisfilmfestival is a challenge that runs from March to June, which puts it between [community profile] romancingmcshep / [community profile] sga_saturday 's Romancing SGA and the [community profile] sgareversebang. All types of fanworks are welcome, featuring all ships - or no ships, if gen is where your heart lives. The minimum word count is 1,000 words.

We are currently open for prompts! Have a movie you've always wanted to read play out with SGA characters? Or looking for something to write? Leave a prompt or check out the suggestions.
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