kol: (Castle tea)
I've been thinking a lot about my writing the past six months, and I've come to realize a couple of things. 

Didn't realize how long this got *__* )
kol: (the lights would all be burning bright)
Last Updated: April 3rd
a year of words

29,257 / 150,000

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January: 1,479 words
These Shackles We Allow -- 1,479
February: 4,662 words
These Shackles We Allow -- 63
Her Missing Piece -- 3,434
An Influence of Fixed Stars -- 1,068

Revenge of the Fallen -- 97
March: 4,485 words
The Sheer Force of You -- 3,334
Her Missing Piece -
April: 102 words
Revenge of the Fallen -- 102

January: 1,191 words
Boot Camp, 1st Movement -- 132
Sight Without Depth Perception -- 131
This Too Shall Pass -- 928
February: 1,969 words
Four Alarm Clover -- 219
Love on the Tip of a Sword -- 158
The Wandering Moon -- 1,289
Untitled - 310
March: 0 words
April: 2,229 words
nothing but blue skies -- 1,983
The Wandering Moon -- 246

January: 2,332 words
The Long Reach of War -- 2,332
February: 3,638 words
His Company of Havoc -- 87
The Long Reach of War -- 3,551
March: 7,088 words
Chains of Magic -- 7,088
April: 82 words
Chains of Magic -- 82

Grand Monthly Totals:
  • January: 5,002 words (goal: 9K)
  • February: 10,269 words (goal: 10K) (FIRST MONTH I HIT MY TARGET!!)
  • March: 11,573 words (goal: 11,250) (ON A MONTHLY ROLL!)
  • April: 2,413 words (goal: 11,250)
  • May: (goal: 7.5K)
  • June: (goal: 7.5K)
  • July: (goal: 11,250)
  • August: (goal: 11,250)
  • September: (goal: 7.5K)
  • October: (goal: 7.5K)
  • November: (goal: 50K)
  • December: (goal: 10.5K)
Fandom Story Lists
  • These Shackles We Allow -- Dark Angel/The Pretender, big bang for the dystopian au (due in May I think?)
  • Her Missing Piece - Bleach. Matsumoto Rangiku piece taking place in the 17 month gap
  • An Influence of Fixed Stars - An original!Senshi adventure because I am 12 at heart you guys
  • The Wandering Moon - Kingdom/Naruto, for the Kingdom mini!works a thon
  • Revenge of the Broken - Naruto. Karin kicks all the asses piece. 
  • The Sheer Force of You - Homestuck. My piece for the Rarewomen challenge (due April 30th) {Already on draft 2 of ??}

Kingdom Log Lists
  • Acme Products Are Crap -- (Mara/Lynn/Deon vs Fire Coyote) 
  • Boot Camp, 1st Movement -- (Mara/Deon/Tasha/Dusty vs... bootcamp, testosterone, and hang overs)
  • Dude Looks Like A Lady -- (Alex/Loni vs Homecoming Spirit Week... and a dress)
  • Four Alarm Clover -- (Reed/Clover vs laundry monster the sequel)
  • Love on the Tip of a Sword -- (Regency!AU Reed/Lynn)
  • Lunch(&whathappenedafter) -- (Reed/Lynn/Joe meeting Lynn's dad is kind of terrifying)
  • Sight Without Depth Perception -- (Mara/Deon vs Fog Monster; Mara pervs on Deon's relic making)
  • The Daemon Game -- (Reed/Lynn vs Date Night (and a troll daemon)
  • This Too Shall Pass -- (Reed/Mara vs burnout; aka the log where Reed is a badass healer)
  • You Dropped Your Wallet, Bro -- (Reed/Walker/Ari vs a misplaced wallet; the first brofecta)

kol: (Default)
March- Steampunkcon
April-Rose Garden
Fanime TV!!
July: Butters + iPhone 4s
August: Santana Row
September: Closet Cosplay
Yeah nothing happened this month XD PLUNK
October: Fire Gangster Marios
November: Fyregiving
December: Yarnmas
Halloween Fyregiving!
kol: (All cleaned up)
I think I met a lot of my goals this month, especially considering the depression and the computer crash. I lost all of my pictures. Not only did I rediscover foodporn settings on my camera, but I took quite a few landscape photos, neighborhood shots, and did lots of shots while on vacation.Pictures of Carmel, Monterey Bay Aquarium, and around Kolsbeckistan. Also, birthday bundtinis!!!! )

March Goal: Santana Row, Rose garden, possibly the nunnery. *___*

Art & Sketches

6! That's right, one more than last month! Clover & Reed, a couple Neves, and a few chibi's from the Cloudnin AU. )

March Goal: STILL need to do a series of sketches to regain my ability to draw Neve and Mara's faces without references once more.

RP Tags, Fanfiction & Drabbles

I did not do as much this month as I had hoped, but considering I lost so much when my harddrive crashed at the beginning of the month and mood was seriously down due to a bunch of things, I'm not going to beat myself up. I've had a few good posts the last month, I just have to be more consistent about getting them out.

Killer in Me
The Fandom: ANCD's Cloudnin AU
Subject: Dee & Galen
Comments: This is a rough draft, but I fricking love where this drabble is going. *___* I've been having a problem getting back into the drabble side of writing, and this proved that I can still get there.

March Goal: My monthly average will be 2 tags a week and 1 drabble a week. Will reach this goal!!!
kol: (Took a bite out of crime)
 Last Updated: February 1st. (Still notes around since I haven't written any fanfic yet :/

Fanfiction & Drabbles

-- cast: synopsis (date posted)


Yoko, Twelve Kingdoms (Fanime) {reference} (aka only Kol would do leather armor for a first cosplay)
Riza Hawkeye, Fullmetal Alchemist (Fanime) {reference} (aka Kol gets to point obviously fake guns at cameras and be badass)


12 in 12 Challenge
Art & Sketches

Original Novels & Short Stories

Catching Magic Rewrite #3 (starting mid February)
kol: (Keep cool my BBs!)

Last Updated: December 12th
  1. Charmed Life by Diana Wynne Jones ★★★
  2. The Lives of Christopher Chant  by Diana Wynne Jones {BIGHEARTSFOREVER} ★★★★
  3. Going Postal by Terry Pratchett {Moist! Unexpectedly retail triggery} ★★★★
  4. Storm Front by Jim Butcher ★★★
  5. Fool Moon by Jim Butcher ★★★
  6. The Hedge Knight by George R.R. Martin ★★★ 1/2
  7. The Mystery Knight by George R.R. Martin ★★★ 1/2
  8. The Sworn Sword by George R.R. Martin ★★★ 1/2
  9. Behemoth by Scott Westerfeld (HEARTS :D) ★★★★★
  10. Time Management For Creative People by Mark McGuinness ★
  11. Just Like Heaven by Julia Quinn ★★★
  12. The Lady Most Likely by Julia Quinn, Eloisa James, Connie Brockway ★
  13. Silk is for Seduction by Loretta Chase ★★★
  14. Your Scandalous Ways by Loretta Chase ★★★
  15. Apartment Therapy: The Eight-Step Home Cure by Maxell Gillingham-Rayn ★★★
  16. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins ★★★★
  17. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins ★★★★
  18. Mocking Jay  by Suzanne Collins (FEELINGSEXPLOSIONS EVERYWHERE) ★★★★
  19. A Band of Misfits: Tales of the 2010 San Francisco Giants by Andrew Blaggarly  (HEARTSHEARTS) ★★★★
  20. Goliath by Scott Westerfeld ★★★★
  • Highlights: By far, the Hunger Games trilogy were the books that most influenced me this year. FEELINGS EXPLOSIONS EVERYWHERE. I wish someone on my flist would read the books so I can spit out all my feelings for Katniss and Peeta and Gale and Haymitch and that damned cat  ;______:. The Leviathan books were also amazing! And Silk is for Seduction had arguably my favorite female lead in YEARS. 
  • Lowlights: The Lady Most Likely was one of the most infuriating reads I've suffered in a while. Books with three narrative threads written by different authors have been enjoyable reads in the past, but this one was so disjointed it was ridiculous and I intensely disliked two of the three couples. As much as I adore Julia Quinn novels, this one was a train wreck I'm sorry I laid eyes on.

  1. Monstrous Regiment by Terry Pratchett {So much love for this book, I wish it was part of a series like the Guard or Witch books are ;___;} 
  2. The Viscount Who Loved Me by Julia Quinn
  3.  Romancing Mr Bridgerton by Julia Quinn
  4. The Fairy Godmother by Mercedes Lackey
  5. Charming the Prince by Teresa Medeiros
  6. A Kiss To Remember by Teresa Medeiros 
  7. The Bride and The Beast by Teresa Medeiros
  8. Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld
  9. Nerilka's Story by Anne McCaffrey
  10. Moreta: Dragonlady of Pern by Anne McCaffrey
  11. Red Star Rising by Anne McCaffrey
  12. Good Omens by Neil Gaiman & Terry Pratchett
  13. Dragonflight by Anne McCaffrey
  14. Dragonquest by Anne McCaffrey
  15. Dragonsong by Anne McCaffrey
  16. Dragonsinger by Anne McCaffrey
  17. Dragondrums by Anne McCaffrey
  18. Master Harper of Pern by Anne McCaffrey
  19. Thirst No. 1: The Last Vampire, Black Blood, Red Dice by Christopher Pike
  20. Thirst No. 2: Phantom, Evil Thirst, Creatures of Forever by Christopher Pike
  21. White Dragon by Anne McCaffrey
  22. All The Weyrs of Pern by Anne McCaffrey
  23. An Exchange of Gifts by Anne McCaffrey
  24. To Ride Pegasus by Anne McCaffrey
  25. Pegasus in Flight by Anne McCaffrey
  26. Pegasus in Space by Anne McCaffrey
  27. The Coelura by Anne McCaffrey
  28. Nimisha's Ship by Anne McCaffrey
  29. Crystal Singer by Anne McCaffrey
  30. Killashandra by Anne McCaffrey
  31. Crystal Line by Anne McCaffrey
Series KOs: Twelve Kingdoms (I failed at this last year and it looks like again this year, OOPS), accidentally Everything {Ship Talent Pern Crystal Coelura Dinosaurs) by Anne McCaffrey (this started in July-ish)
Currently Reading: Nothing! I'm still trying to hit 30 new books by December 31st

The Winter Grid: Conan, HIMYM, Castle, Top Chef, Community, Fringe
The Spring Grid: ADVENTURE TIME!, Conan, HIMYM, Top Chef Masters, Dragonball Z Kai, Sanctuary, Doctor Who, Game of Thrones

The Fall Grid: Adventure Time, Conan, HIMYM, Work of Art, Top Chef: Texas, Mad Fashion, Raising Hope, Criminal Minds, Revenge, Sanctuary, Once Upon A Time
Current KOs: Coffee Prince (NOT ENOUGH BUTTHEARTS IN THE WORLD), Sanctuary Seasons 1&2, Baccano!, Twelve Kingdoms, Star Trek Deep Space Nine (Seasons: 1/2/3/4/5/6/7!), Justice League (just finished the second season omg), Crossing Jordan (only 1 season out of six available, so kind of cheating? XD)
Re-watch KOs: Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood (on disc 3), Doctor Who Series 5, Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip (Which I rewatched the series twice this year, oh Yuletide)
Abandoned KOs: Second Chance KOs: Merlin (lasted 2 episodes), Samantha Who? (lasted 7 episodes), Drop Dead Diva (4 episodes), Dollhouse (skivvy show is skivvy omg)

Manga, Comics, & Webcomics
Weekly-ish: Homestuck, Bleach, Naruto, Silver Spoon, Shortpacked
Monthly-ish: Soul Eater, Skip Beat!, Hyperbole & A Half
KOs: High School Debut (10/50 chapters), Stephanie Brown's Batgirl run (1/24 issues)

Movies & Miniseries


  1. Little Fockers (it was my mom's birthday choice ;__;) 1/2 of a ★
  2. Sorcerer's Apprentice (FEELINGS EXPLOSIONS FOREVER) ★★★★★
  3. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 ★★★★
  4. Thor (Hearts forever you guys!!) ★★★★★
  5. Batman: Under the Red Hood ★★★★★
  6. Salt ★★★
  7. Red ★★★
  8. A-Team ★★
  10. Sherlock (2010) ★★
  11. Cowboys & Aliens ★★★ 1/2 (★1/2 for butt)
  12. Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (OSTRIGE) ★★
  13. Second City: The First Family of Comedy ★★★
  14. Alice in Wonderland (bleh) ★
  15. I Robot ★★★
  16. Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back ★★
  17. Secretariat ★★
  18. Bottle Shock ★★
  19. The Secret of My Success ★★★★
  20. Waking Sleeping Beauty ★★★★★
  21. The Boys:The Sherman Brothers' Story ★★★
  22. Walt & El Grupo ★★★
  23. Bill Cunningham New York ★★★
  24. Conan O'Brien Can't Stop ★★★★★
  25. X-men: First Class ★★
  26. Someone Like You ★★
  27. New In Town ★
  28. PS I Love You (it was a bad week, needed bad romcom) ★★
  29. Captain America: The First Avenger ★★★★
  30. Superman/Shazam!: The Return of Black Adam ★★★★
  31. The History of One ★★
  32. Mozart and the Whale ★★
  33. Holiday in Handcuffs ★
  34. Green Lantern ★
  35. Legion ★★★
  36. Inkheart ★★★
  37. The Green Hornet ★★★
  38. The Muppets ★★★★★
  39. Relative Values ★★★ 1/2 (COLIN FIRTH AND JULIE ANDREWS :DDD)
  40. The Great Muppet Caper ★★★ (I can't believe I'd never seen this *__*)
  • Highlights: I have to divide these up into categories. For Feelings Explosions & Spending Half The Movie Tearbending? The Muppets & HP. For entirely unexpected fangasms? Batman: Under the Red Hood & Sorcerer's Apprentice (the latter has become a top movie OF ALL TIME so deep are my feelings for this stupid movie!).  For Documentaries That Inspired Me? Conan & Waking Sleeping Beauty. And then there is MOVIE OF MY HEART aka THOR aka THE MOVIE THAT DID ALL OF THE ABOVE.  I re-watched it with my mom last month and holy cats, I spent the whole climax of the movie in tears. IT ISN'T FUNNY MOM, THIS IS A STORY ABOUT BROTHERS AND FEELINGS AND LADIES BEHING AWESOME AND SCIENCE AND CRAPPY FATHERS AND THOR IS TOTALLY CODED AS A GOLDEN RETRIEVER AND YOU'LL NEVER CONVINCE ME OTHERWISE. I have feelings, okay? 
  • Lowlights: I was forced to watch Little Fockers in theaters, because my mom decided it would be her birthday movie. Ug. Ug. UGGG. I give it half of a star only because I love Barbra Streisand & Dustin Hoffman as crazy marrieds. I can't say that Green Lantern was a lowlight because it put me to sleep two of the three times I tried to watch it. WATCHMAN WAS THE WORST MOVIE OF ALL TIME, but it wasn't as bad as it could have been because Sage was in the other room making fun of me the whole time it was on (and helped me keep my sanity when I couldn't handle the icky any longer). 

  1. The Proposal
  2. That Old Feeling
  3. X-men
  4. Charlie's Angels
  5. Emma
  6. Tangled
  7. Howl's Moving Castle
  8. Enchanted
  9. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
  10. Face Off
  11. How To Train Your Dragon
  12. Midnight Bayou
  13. X-men 2
  14. The Wedding Singer
  15. 27 Dresses
  16. Star Trek 4: The Voyage Home
  17. Tron: Legacy
  18. Blade III
  19. The Pixar Story 
  20. She's the Man
  21. Men In Black
  22. The Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring (extended edition)
  23. Get Smart
kol: (2008Nanoicon)
After the bike drama, I decided nothing else could go wrong and thought, hey, lets upgrade my writing blog with an hour to go before Nanowrimo! HAHA, OH KOL. Why yes, 2008, I didn't forget you, please stop reminding me how much you suck. :DD )

It feels good to be twisting plots and characters around. Roleplaying is satisfying, don't get me wrong, but there's something so delicious about ripping into a project that is completely your own and confidently tearing away your character's dignities and pushing them into resolutions. I am all for resolutions and character growth, but too often these things get ditched for focusing on events and plots (which is probably why we had so much problem with the Seal breaking in Kingdom, come to think of it). There's a lot of *talking* about redemption, but not enough *writing* it.

But back to the tasty novel sandwich. I haven't written anything in the draft, but around 1 I opened up Scrivener and began unraveling Wil and Ty and discovered some juicy subplots I will be working on tomorrow. Admittedly I did this mostly because I had no idea what the first scene should be, beyond a hazy idea for something with Terrie. I'm so glad I took the time to ponder the boys. Taking the time to stitch up the back can make all the difference with a writing project.

That, and I feel less like Akemi stumbling in the forest without her glasses.


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