ibonekoen: (Writing (Joe - Just in Love))
So, it's been forever since I've updated this thing I call a journal, and while there hasn't really been a lot going on in my life that needs to be rehashed here for everyone to read, I thought I'd give you all a little update about that crazy writing thing I do every year: NaNoWriMo. I wasn't going to participate this year because I always spend the first week or so not writing and berating myself for not writing, then I kick myself into action around the second week and write like a maniac, only to wind up with 50,000 words of an unfinished novel that I just shove into a corner, reassuring myself that I'll dust it off again one day.

Well, not this year! This year, I'm taking a step back from worrying about original characters and publishing and all that jazz. This year, I'm writing fanfiction. I know, I know, it's not getting me any closer to my goal of being a published author, but hey, if somebody can take Twatlight fanfiction, publish it and have it shoot to number one on the charts or whatever, maybe there's hope for Avengers/MI:4 high school fic, right? Right?

Eh, if nothing else, it'll be fun to write, and that's ultimately the goal of NaNoWriMo.

What's that? You want to know the plot of my novel? Oh! Well, I'm glad that you asked.
Take a venture behind the cut to find out, my pretties... )

Drat! I didn't make any posts in October, so I missed the chances to use my Halloween sigtags and blinkies, sob.

Oh well. I'm gonna use them now anyway. Ahahaha


Credit goes to [livejournal.com profile] adorablexi
ibonekoen: (Summer rain)
So, I'm attempting to update this more, even though I really feel like nobody's reading and it doesn't matter anyway... Whatever, I've got some new followers thanks to a couple of friending memes on [livejournal.com profile] slushieverse's social comm. Also possibly a friending meme in [livejournal.com profile] avengers_land. FFFFFFF, I don't remember! Gaaaaaaah.

Anyway, wherever you came from, welcome!

Apparently, I'm on a Renner kick (as in Jeremy Renner of The Avengers fame), and two of the three fics I'm actively working on at the moment feature his characters. One is an AU rpverse where Clint Barton is a Marine and married to Stephanie Rogers (who is a female!Steve Rogers, DON'T JUDGE ME, BRO.). It's loosely based on The Hurt Locker and it's all [livejournal.com profile] captain_elessar's fault (mostly because she's my Clint ♥♥♥♥♥♥ and it was her idea to start with). The other is an Unusuals fic. WHERE WAS I IN 2009 WHEN THIS SHOW WAS ON THE AIR? HOW DID IT NOT FALL ONTO MY RADAR? OMG, RENNER, I COULD'VE KNOWN ABOUT YOU SOONER! ALL THOSE WASTED YEARS I COULD'VE BEEN STANNING YOU.

I mean. Uh. Yay, obscure fandom! \o/

IDK, would anybody reading this be interested in the fic? I might've created an ex-wife for Walsh, and the story is about how they ended up getting a divorce. I can't totally blame that one on [livejournal.com profile] captain_elessar (that's Renner's fault for being so goddamn gorgeous and awesome and totally badass that Megan sprang to life after one episode. YES, I AM THAT GIRL /paranoia over being accused of a self insert OC), though she has encouraged me to pursue this character idea.

Just in case you don't already know, you can follow me on Twitter, Tumblr and oh, look, AO3

That Altima is sounding better and better... I love driving it and I wants one. Mom and I may be going car shopping this week, if I have my car back.


Sigtag by [livejournal.com profile] daynavon
ibonekoen: ([Hawkeye] Lining up the shot in the rain)
Well, we got tons of rain dumped on us by Isaac, and our ditches, part of our side yard and the two neighbors on either side of us are all flooded. Roads are flooded. But I still had to come into work, so I dropped my car off at the repair shop. Got my rental, and I'm good to go. \o/

I like my rental car. It's a Nissan Altima, and man, it's smooooooth. The base price is $23K though @_@ Liiiiitttle out of my price range, but...it's on my list >_>

How are all of you? :D


Blinkie by [livejournal.com profile] adorablexi
ibonekoen: (Uuuuuummmmmm [Darren])
Sooooooo, roughly three hours after I made this entry about having my car back on the road, this fucking chick runs into the rear driver's side of my car in the parking lot of fucking Wal-Mart, man. X( I was going down the aisle like a normal person, looking for a parking space, and she comes out of nowhere, cutting through the parking spaces from the next aisle over and plows into me.

There's a dent on the rear door and the bumper, and a scratch on the quarter panel. All that has to be replaced, plus they're doing an all-wheel alignment since she hit right on the wheel.

She was apologetic and gave me her contact information, her insurance policy number but said she'd really rather pay for it out of pocket. So I was like "Yeah, okay, whatever, I'll call you with the estimate price."

Monday afternoon, I called her, left a voicemail. No word. Tuesday morning, called her, apparently woke her up, judging from the sleepy sound of her voice, gave her the total, had her freak out "WHAT?! I just hit the bumper!" Uh, noooo, I'm looking at my car and you hit right on the rear wheel. She was like "Okay, I'll have to call you back."

Yesterday afternoon, hadn't heard from her by lunchtime, so I called my insurance to see what I needed to do. Got home last night, had a message from them, they advised me to call her insurance. The claim was filed last night after dinner, and this morning, Progressive called me to schedule repairs for my car and reserve me a rental. XD

I just... My poor little car! I've had it for seven years, and I've only been in one previous accident (I rear-ended a lady, whoops), and that was...ffff, three years ago? Now, in the span of three months, my mom ran over a gator while driving me to the airport, the starter died and now this. I think it's time to trade the bluebird in >_> Or stop driving (Yeah, right.)


Blinkie by [livejournal.com profile] babygirl
ibonekoen: ([Hawkeye] Lining up the shot in the rain)
After waiting forever for my uncle to get together with his mechanic friend and get my car repaired, my mom and I decided to take matters into our own hands. Our insurance company was called, the roadside service sent along a tow truck which towed my car to our usual repair garage, and my car was fixed and back in my possession five hours later.

And that, folks, is how you get shit down. Okay, sure, it probably cost me a lot more than my uncle's friend would've but after two weeks of having to be carted around like I'm five fucking years old again, I don't really care. I'm just glad to have my car on the road again.

It's still got some issues with it — it needs a front end alignment (which supposedly the body shop did when they repaired it after the gator accident), the instrument panel is totally broken, and other miscellaneous things — so I think I'm going to possibly look into trading it in and seeing if I can get a new car. *crosses fingers*


Blinkie by [livejournal.com profile] adorablexi
ibonekoen: (Star)
If you follow [livejournal.com profile] didnttakestars, I apologize for the flood of entries I posted this morning. I had a few stories that I hadn't posted there, ha. I've got a few snippets, with accompanying pictures, that I need to cross-post from Tumblr too.

:D

Just in case you're interested, you can follow me on Tumblr at didnttakestars, and I have a Twitter account, ibonekoen.
ibonekoen: ([Jeremy] Looking down | Unf)
Should I cross-post all my graphics and drabbles and things from my tumblr to here? Would anybody be interested in that? Or maybe I should just put the drabbles in my fic journal, [livejournal.com profile] didnttakestars.

Thoughts? Comments? How's it going? I know I don't post often, oops.
ibonekoen: (Tony Tony STEVE!)
1. Reply to this post with "AVENGERS ASSEMBLE!", and I will pick five of your icons.

2. Make a post (including the meme info) and talk about the icons I chose.

3. Other people can then comment to you and make their own posts.

4. This will create a never-ending cycle of icon glee.

My icons as chosen by [livejournal.com profile] switch842
Cut to save your friends page! )

Eventually, I will write about my trip to California and the awesome time I had with [livejournal.com profile] captain_elessar (that's the first time I've ever typed her username right on the first try \o/). Oh, and The Avengers, unf. Joss Whedon is amazing.
ibonekoen: (Blaine omg what? I can't even!)
I think I really want to write for television. It would work so perfectly for my writing style. I mean, I basically write "episodes" now, if you look at my fics. I could have an main theme to the season, something that's revealed over time, and then have mini plots for each episodes.

The only thing is, would people be interested in a tv show about a medium and vampire, Odd Couples style? Or is that too clichéd? And how do I even go about pitching it to people? Hmm.

Off to do some research!

Also! Welcome to all my new friends that I got from the friending meme at [livejournal.com profile] beyond_dapper: [livejournal.com profile] whenidance, [livejournal.com profile] switch842 and [livejournal.com profile] missgoalie75! ♥

Edit: HOW THE HELL DID I NOT KNOW DARREN CRISS DID A COVER OF THE DUCKTALES THEME SONG? BE MORE PERFECT, DARREN, I DARE YOU!

Video behind the cut )

THAT'S ONLY MY MOST FAVORITE CARTOON OF ALL FUCKING TIME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WHAT EVEN?
ibonekoen: (Caroline pretty)
Hmm, so I made a pact with myself to start updating this journal more since it was pretty lively in October and November, what with the 30 Day Original Character Development challenge and NaNoWriMo updates. Yet, here it is, December 13 and I've only posted two entries, one of which was a Christmas present.

I posted a link to a Holiday Love Meme! Go, leave me anonymous bits of love! The only problem with that is I want to know who's leaving said little bits of love, but whatever. That defeats the point of the meme. XD

Leave me your link in the comments and I'll leave you some love too.

Holiday cards! I haven't sent them out yet (that procrastination thing is rearing its ugly head, sorry >.>), so if you want to get in on the fun, just drop me a comment here!

What else, what else? I'm still writing on Bright City Bites. It's not finished yet. I have a bunch to type up, actually. Still looking for beta readers. I'm not even sure where to start looking, really. Fellow writers, is there some kind of site? I guess I could just google it.

I'm thinking about maybe writing entries as my original characters. *strokes chin* Too weird? I know of at least a couple of people who enjoyed Joseph and Zander responding to the various challenge subjects. Would you guys be adverse to reading entries from them and other characters lurking in my head? I could get prompts from various writing comms around LJ. I've got some friended. Discuss!

Granted, that does not include my fandom rp characters. Though I may start writing journal entries for them in their own journals just because, you know, it'd be a fun way to get into their headspace.
ibonekoen: (Ugh...)
My writing sucks. :| Too many repetitive actions. Everybody nods and smiles. It's all telling the action and plot and not enough showing. Detached and clinical are words that are coming to mind to describe my writing style...or lack thereof, more accurately.

I know, I know, that's what revisions are for, but if I can't even come up with something more than "he nodded and snorted" the first time around, what makes me think I can do better the second?
ibonekoen: (Blaine omg what? I can't even!)
You guys, I don't think I've ever loved a journal layout as much as I love my current one. I can only take credit for the header, which I built myself, but the layout came from [livejournal.com profile] mintyapple

Go look at my journal, you guys. Marvel in its beauty.
ibonekoen: (OMG wut?)

So, ibonekoen, your LiveJournal reveals…

You are… 1% unique, 19% peculiar, 43% interesting, 23% normal and 14% herdlike (partly because you, like everyone else, enjoy writing). When it comes to friends you are popular. In terms of the way you relate to people, you are keen to please. Your writing style (based on a recent public entry) is conventional.

Your overall weirdness is: 26


(The average level of weirdness is: 28.
You are weirder than 59% of other LJers.)


Find out what your weirdness level is!



Huh. Conventional. :|
ibonekoen: (Darren OMG clutching my pearls)
This update has been weeks in the making, mostly because I just haven't felt like writing up the entry. Please note that I did not take any of these photos. I just got copies from my friend and co-worker, Dee Hamilton. She doesn't have an LJ so I can't link to her profile.

So, what's a Grape Stomp, you ask? It's exactly what it sounds like, my friends: you stomp grapes. Dee, another co-worker Ann, Ann's sister Chris and I all went to Henscratch Farms, a local winery in Lake Placid, Florida. They have this annual Grape Stomp festival where you get to browse around the winery. You can pick grapes (scuppernongs and muscadines), there's live music and they have all kinds of food. They even have wine tastings. The main event is getting to stomp the grapes, I Love Lucy style. Yes, they have a giant tub filled with grapes, and you just climb into the tub with your bare feet and stomp, stomp, stomp. Then they take the grapes and make wine from it and sell it. They even take your picture and slap it on a label for the bottle.

Now, I've never been a huge wine drinker. I did try icewine when I was visiting Canada a few years ago and loved it, but most wine just tastes gross to me. But we sampled some wines and they were really, really good. I was surprised. I may go back and order some wines, I don't know.

Anyway, pictures, right?

Remember, these weren't taken by me )
ibonekoen: (Darren is smoking hot)
Comment with "Piece was never an option, Charles."
- I'll respond by asking you five questions so I can get to know you better.
- Update your journal with the answers to the questions.
- Include this explanation in the post and offer to ask other people questions.

Questions! )
ibonekoen: (OMG wut?)
I was looking at the date I created my journal versus how many entries I have, and apparently I've had this journal for almost nine years yet I only have 544 entries. Pretty sad, huh? I guess my life is just too boring to update about on a daily basis.

I guess most of what I start to write turns out emo in my head, and who the fuck wants to read that, right? Besides, there are much worse things going on in the world than my petty shit.

Work is pretty boring and normal. Frustrating as hell, but whatever, what can you do, right? It's a job, yay. :)

Writing is going okay. I'm a little frustrated with my writing group. I saw a post in a writing comm about a small group forming where the people would post stuff they'd written and ask for critiques. There was a limited number of people who could join, and membership was closed after 29 or 30. Not so bad, right? It was agreed that everybody would get a certain day to post on, and a list was posted.

Well, I forgot for a couple of weeks to post on my day, which is my own fault, but I've been really good about reading other people's stuff and giving my thoughts, copy editing, and all that jazz. I finally remembered to post this week on my day, Friday. It's now Tuesday, and my post still has no comments, and nobody else has posted. I'm trying not to get too paranoid/frustrated, whatever. As [livejournal.com profile] likesthesilence pointed out, they could all be on Spring Break or just be busy or something. IDK. I'm just like some feedback on this story I'm writing. It's a vampire novella, untitled at the moment, that I'd really like to get published. E-harlequin is taking submissions, and I think it would be perfect for that. Of course, it's not finished yet, but I'm working on it pretty regularly.

So, after a lot of poking, prodding and puppy dog eyes, [livejournal.com profile] likesthesilence convinced me to watch Glee. The singing is okay. The only characters I care about anymore are Kurt, Blaine, Brittany and Santana. Everyone else is kinda "eh."

Blah. IDK.
ibonekoen: (hmm)
It's been way too long since I've posted an entry in this thing. I've never been very good at keeping a diary; my daily life is so boring, I don't think anybody would want to hear about it. I get up, I go to work, I come home, I eat dinner, I putz around online, playing Facebook and tagging in my rp threads, and then I go to bed to start it all over again. Sometimes I write. I'm still plunking away at my novels, and I've been filling the time with writing fanfic. Yeah, yeah, yeah, I'm thinking about trying to get published and still writing fanfic. I'm sure that isn't a good idea, but...I can't seem to drop the fanfic, so...I'll just cross that bridge when I get to it.

Still hopelessly in love with the Jonas Brothers. Sad that Heroes was canceled. :( I went to see Tron: Legacy a few weeks ago, omg, so good. It was a treat to watch, and I finally got around to rewatching the origianl Tron. It wasn't as boring as I remember as a child.

Shit's getting deep, guys. Put your wading boots on )

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