essbeejay: i cannot go to bed, there is epic shit happening on the internet (i'll sleep when i'm dead)
Life is busy. Vague details later, as well as housekeeping on the most recent voice posts I did last week.

I decided to start writing something and am going to try to add a little to it every day, be it a page or a paragraph or a sentence. I mean, this is my normal procedure, generally, but what I mean is I'll post the day's work here with minimal editing. I've had to sacrifice my usual writing time for other things the past month, and it is going to have to continue into next month, unfortunately.

But I had to write something, so I wrote this. I have a vague idea where it's going at the moment, but don't get too attached to it, as it's more of an exercise than anything else.

Current filename: party. )

Ugh God I am exhausted. To be continued tomorrow.
essbeejay: bubbles as mayor (bubbles wins at cosplay)
I should start this off by giving a little backstory. A few years ago, I became very enamored (who am I kidding, I still am) with the idea of Him moving himself and the boys into Mojo's observatory to play the Perfect Nuclear Family Game (previously mentioned here). If I had more time/was more artistically inclined, I probably would've made a greater effort at turning this into a little webcomic of the 4-koma variety with an even further simplified art style, along the veins of [profile] iharthdarth (does anyone remember [profile] iharthdarth? JOSIE I'M LOOKING AT YOU).

I even made little notes to myself about the subject matter of various comics, including:
  • Him being terrible at laundry
  • Mojo trying to teach the boys how to play tabletop strategy games ("This is sooooOOOOO BOOOOORING" "CEASE YOUR COMPLAINING, THIS IS GOOD EVIL TRAINING FOR YOUR MINDS")
  • Him wanting Brick, who is the boy least likely to act his age, to act his age and get out more
  • Butch announcing that he wants to get something pierced
  • Or his hair dyed
  • Or styled into something hella punk rock and cool
  • Boomer's music annoying everyone
  • Him using Brick getting partnered at school with Blossom to get close to the Professor
  • Boomer inviting his band over for practice
  • Boomer bringing a puppy home
  • Him mind-controlling "inviting" Blossom to Prom with Brick and offering to chaperone with Prof U (who volunteers every year his girls are in HS because BOYS NO NEVER NO BOYS)
  • Him teasing Brick about his "crush" on Blossom
  • And Mojo, who has missed the memo that this is a joke, taking the "crush" seriously and losing his shit
... and more. Those are just the ones I happened to write down.

That's the place I was coming from when I made the Tangled post above (well I'll link it again here for your ref) and, well, now I'm making another one, because I saw Frozen this winter holiday and, while not without its problems, it was still an incredibly bright spot for me in an emotionally taxing two weeks (if you're curious, Bitch Flicks' review touches on what I appreciated about the film), and because Boomer and Him would've eaten that shit up like candy. SWEET, DELICIOUS, DISNEY-PRINCESS-IFIED CANDY. Much to the chagrin of every other body in the observatory. Especially Brick.

I mean... )

That about sums up what has made listening to the Frozen soundtrack so entertaining for me lately. Next time on More Reasons Demonstrating That SBJ is on Crack, the entirety of Townsville singing "What Makes You Beautiful" to Buttercup, spurred on by Bubbles. With alternate takes!

Happy New Year, everyone! Cheers.
essbeejay: i'm happy and i'm driving! (i'm happy and i'm driving!)
So like most hot-blooded humans, I like listening to music! And a lot of times, music can serve as great creative inspiration, blah blah blah, you guys know this, there's no reason for me to observe the platitudes of paying lip service to how music gets the creative juices going. WE ALL KNOW.

I've been meaning to do this for a while - either to try and pull myself out of the creative ruts I keep falling into, or possibly to distract myself from writing what I really ought to be focusing on right now (ahem, TEF) - and finally sat down to do it today.

Here's how I played it: I put my MP3 player on shuffle, and whatever song comes up becomes the title of a potential fic, and I have to come up with a character, plot, and summary for it as fast as possible. Just those items; I don't actually write the fic itself (though maybe...). Anyway, it was a fun little exercise and I thought I'd share the results!

Song/Title: So Happy I Could Die (Lady Gaga)
Character: Princess
Subject matter: Self-reflective vignette highlighting Princess' cynicism about her life and how she has everything she ever wanted and what loser would want to be a Powerpuff Girl, anyway?
Bonus alternate take! Fluffy self-reflective vignette highlighting Princess' genuine happiness at being with Bubbles.
Summary: Divitiae virum faciunt. / Princess never thought it'd be like this.

Song/Title: Six Weeks (Of Monsters and Men)
Character/Pairing: Him
Subject matter:Short from Him's POV hinting that something big will be happening in six weeks that only He is aware of. What it is is never explicitly stated or made clear to the audience.
Summary: What's coming, only the Devil knows for sure.

Song/Title: Dear Maria, Count Me In (All Time Low)
Character/Pairing: Boomer
Subject matter: One-sided Boomer pining for Bubbles. Setting is one of the Girls' many public appearances involving an audience of people that he's a part of so he can be an anonymous fan rather than a Rowdyruff Boy.
Bonus alternate take! One-sided Boomer pining for Bubbles writing a letter to the Townsville Tribune's advice column asking what to do about his hopeless crush. Epistolary format.
Summary: This is the only time he has the courage to call her by name.

Song/Title: Come Into My Head (Kimbra)
Character/Pairing: Sedusa
Subject matter: Sedusa and her cynical reflecting on men's superficial, surface-level interest in her.
Summary: “You want to know what I really think?”

Song/Title:Eet (Regina Spektor)
Character/Pairing: Sedusa
Subject matter: Angsty. Sedusa's bitter jealousy of the Girls' youth and innocence and how her own can never be recovered. How nobody's can ever be recovered, really.
Summary: “It was so easy.”

Song/Title: Primadonna Girl (Marina and the Diamonds)
Character/Pairing: Bubbles, Bubbles/Princess
Subject matter: Bubbles observing Princess's character, showing how she understands what makes Princess tick and why she acts the way she does... and how she can overlook it and love her anyway.
Bonus alternate take! Princess's POV post-breakup. And how, while it fuels her resentment towards the rest of the world, it also makes her a stronger, more formidable villain.
Summary: All she ever wanted was the world.

Song/Title: Champion (Nicki Minaj)
Character/Pairing: Buttercup
Subject matter: Buttercup on how villains and criminals shy from her and her sisters as the years go by... and how she likes that power more than any superpower she's ever had, and how that, in turn, reveals things about herself that she doesn't like and isn't sure she wants to examine.
Summary: “They know who we are by now.”

Song/Title: She's My Shaker (Jon Fratelli)
Character/Pairing: Brick
Subject matter: Brick in his adolescence slowly coming to terms with his growing attraction to a certain red-headed, bow-clad superheroine.
Summary: “You don't move like you used to.”

I'd write a proper ending to this entry but that would require effort. EH.
essbeejay: BITCH STEP OFF. (WTF PEDOPHILE)
Quick TEF-related things: OMG. OMG. OMG. ♥♥♥ Will update the sticky soon with all the gloooooorious fanart! I ♥ you all xoxo

Now! The POINT of this entry. After this post from [profile] hermeown, stuff kinda happened in my brain, as it is wont to do. And, uh. Uh. Some of you may also recall that I mentioned I was super amused at the thought of Him moving the boys in with Mojo so they can all play the Perfect Nuclear Family Game. Probably more amused than is healthy.

And then this is what my brain did. No thanks to [profile] hermeown. General warnings for inappropriate language/behavior. You know, my usual.

HIM: Boys, you're getting a babysitter.
BRICK: Whatever.
BOOMER: Yay! New friend!
BUTCH: Is she hot?
HIM: Butch, don't be rude. It's a he.
BOOMER: Is he hot?
BRICK/BUTCH: What is wrong with you.
HIM: Well, he is very dapper.
*Him opens the front door with a flourish to reveal...*
SLENDY: ...
BOYS: ...
HIM: Boys, meet your Uncle Slendy!
BRICK: Where is your face? Why are your arms so long?
BUTCH: Did your mom try to abort you or something?
HIM: BUTCH DON'T BE RUDE.
BOOMER: Uncle Slendy! *glomps*
HIM: Oh, you're so good with kids!
*crickets.*

And then it just went on from there. )

For those of you who are familiar with the Mythos and related memes, you probably got more out of this than the average reader. *FISTBUMP*
essbeejay: do you even go to this school? (do you even go to this school?)
(Edit: LJ has been under a massive DDoS attack for the past couple of days; I've been trying to post this since Tuesday AM. As soon as LJ is back I'll have this post up. For now... well, I'm glad I have an lj backup here on Dreamwidth!)

Currently working on fixing the links between chapters to make it easier to navigate here on lj. You guys look at this while I wrap that up.

More Than Human, ch7
(see here for previous chapters)

Title: More Than Human
Chapter 7: Cupid Stuck Me With A Sickness, or Hey There Mr. Blue, We're So Pleased To Be With You
Pairing: RrB/PpG
Rating: R/M, because they're teenagers and a good handful of them use terrible, filthy language.
Disclaimer: Pay your respect to Craig, not me.
Summary: There is no way I can make this sound original, ever. My attempt to write a believable RrB/PpG in high school fic. Nobody realizes that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal. – Camus
Notes: Let's raise a glass to [profile] mathkid and [personal profile] juxtaposie, without whom I would surely be adrift in this vast sea that is fandom.

More Than Human. Ch. 7 - Cupid Stuck Me With A Sickness, or Hey There Mr. Blue, We're So Pleased To Be With You. ~9,729 words. )
essbeejay: i cannot go to bed, there is epic shit happening on the internet (the internet is srs bsns)
Except me saying "Damn, some people have absolutely no sense of humor when it comes to fandom."

NOBODY HAVE FUN OKAY

FANDOM IS SERIOUS FUCKING BUSINESS

DON'T MAKE DAWSON GET SASSY ON YOU



... See, I told you this entry was nothing.

PS - NOW PICTURE HIM TRYING TO CONVINCE MOJO TO GET A MANZILIAN

DOES HE SUCCEED?

ANSWER: OF COURSE BECAUSE HIM IS A FUCKING BADASS WHO CAN EVEN MAKE YOU OPEN THE STRANGE LOOKING GIFT YOU DIDN'T NOTICE
essbeejay: professor also wins at cosplay (you have got to be kidding me)
Has there been adequate discussion about how nerdy I am about that thing I am nerdy about? I think not.

I was pretty much the last person on the face of the planet to see Tangled despite being ridiculously excited about it ever since I first heard Glen Keane was being put in charge of his own Disney movie (waaaaaay back in college!). After finally seeing it just last week (I KNOW, I SUCK AT NERDING), I have pretty much been consumed with the premise of Boomer being utterly infatuated with this movie and making Him take him to see it like eleven times. And Him would protest, except, uh, general shiny prettiness, MUSICAL HELLO, and Mother-fucking Gothel. (Yes, that was deliberate! Feel free to point it out!)

So OF COURSE Him totally supports Boomer's love of this musical, much to Brick's and Mojo's chagrin. (LJ, have we discussed how enormously amused I am by the idea of Him moving himself and the Boys in with Mojo so they can play the whole Perfect Nuclear Family game?) Because Boomer and Him are family bonding over this Disney Princess movie, you understand, and so they are frequenting the theater and having talks at the dinner table about how Rapunzel holds up to Disney's previous princesses and Brick and Mojo want to stab things because WHY and Butch is just like Is she hot yes or no it's a simple question and then there's this sidetrack while Him and Boomer try to explain Disney princesses are not SUPPOSED to be hot they are supposed to be CUTE because those are the best kind and Butch just goes like So no and then Him and Boomer are like ARE YOU EVEN PAYING ATTENTION BUTCH SERIOUSLY WE'RE NOT USING BIG WORDS HERE

Also? The best part? THEY SING AT HOME. Like, ALL THE TIME. They have the soundtrack on endless repeat blasting in the observatory and Brick is like MOJO DO SOMETHING ABOUT THIS and Mojo says YOU WILL REFER TO ME AS YOUR FATHER AND I CAN'T BECAUSE OTHER DAD IS CHANNELING THIS FROM HELLSPACE OR SOMETHING, THIS IS BEYOND THE REALM OF SCIENCE!

Boomer sings all Rapunzel's parts and Him sings all Mother Gothel's parts. By the way.

And they pull Brick into it when they need someone with Rapunzel-length hair to REALLY make it work. And Brick hates everything. But especially Boomer and Daddy Him.

Cut for potential spoilers for Tangled songs! I have honestly worked out how these play out in their household, seriously. )

In summary: Boomer = Rapunzel, Him = Mother Gothel, Brick = Rapunzel (hair stand-in).

HEY DID YOU MISS MY "I'M-ON-A-SPECIAL-BRAND-OF-CRAZY-CRACK" POSTS OR WHAT GUYS

Seriously for a second. I am, uh, embarrassed to admit this, but I have lost track of who I owe/have promised fic to. I think I recall four for sure...? Anyway my point is, if I have at any point said to you HEY WHAT DO YOU WANT FOR YOUR BIRTHDAY or HEY YOU SHOULD REQUEST SOMETHING OF ME, then please, please remind me! I think... well I'm not going to list names here. Just pm me, please. And remind me what you requested! I just realized - that number is at least six, not four. God my brain, why.
essbeejay: in your face, nerds! (in your face!)
I think I mentioned so before, but it bears repeating and further embellishment: these were ridiculously fun to write. Some more obviously so than others.

There did wind up being a little bit of a narrative connection between a few of them, and a lot of them reference little things in the show, so if you catch those... um, basically I love you and am crazy proud to know you. FELLOW WINNER. (Edit: Bonus points if you are able to name all the songs in one of them. You'll probably know when you hit it.) (Edit the second: Extra life if you can name whose flapjacks the Professor is referring to.)

Valentine 2011 requests! ROLL 'EM. )

A pre-emptive Happy Valentine's Day to you all ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

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