skye_writer: Cropped screencap of Maleficent from Disney's Sleeping Beauty (1959). (Default)
2017-05-08 03:12 pm
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[sticky entry] Sticky: Greetings!

 Hello there, and welcome to my journal! Here's a little bit about me, before you get started:

Name: Skye
Age: 27
Location: Mid-Southern United States

General Interests: Writing, primarily. I also have an interest in reading (mostly YA and speculative fiction), good movies and television, knitting, baking, and I'm learning to spin and trying to teach myself how to play ukulele. The latter is not really going at the moment, but it's there.

Specific Interests: i.e., fandoms. I'm primarily into Doctor Who and TRON at the moment, and mostly TRON of those two. Other fandoms include the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Disney animation, Avatar: The Last Airbender/The Legend of Korra, Pushing Daisies, Steven Universe, and many more. You can check out my profile for some of my other specific fandoms, but that covers most of the major ones.

Favorites:
Movies: Beauty and the Beast (1991), My Neighbor Totoro, TRON: Legacy, Pacific Rim, The Dark Knight, Iron Man 3, The Grand Budapest Hotel, many, many others
TV: Pushing Daisies, Doctor Who (2005), Steven Universe, Avatar: The Last Airbender/The Legend of Korra, Community, Parks and Recreation, Agents of SHIELD
Books: EVERYTHING by Robin McKinley (particular faves are The Blue Sword, Dragonhaven, and Shadows); Protector of the Small Quartet, Tamora Pierce; The Old Kingdom series, Garth Nix; The Fault in Our Stars, John Green; The Shades of London series, Maureen Johnson; Discworld, Terry Pratchett (particular faves are Going Postal, Thud!, and Feet of Clay). Other authors: Naomi Novik, Neil Gaiman, JRR Tolkien, and others
Music: Genres include movie and television soundtracks, electronic and dance, some pop, some alternative. Bands: Daft Punk, The Glitch Mob, They Might Be Giants, Pomplamoose, Weird Al Yankovic. Composers: Thomas Newman, John Williams, Michael Giacchino, Alan Menken.

Other Stuff to Know About Me: I am living with MDD, dysthymia, and anxiety. I may post about these things, but not often. I mostly use this journal (at least at this point in time) to post about my life and my writing. As such, a lot of stuff is flocked. If you want to make friends, that's cool; just comment on this entry and I'll check you out!

I'm a big fan of interesting female characters, complex and unexpected plots, and happy endings. Not so cool with love triangles, plot retreads, and angst for angst's sake. That's just a few things.

in re: Doctor Who - Since it's a big dividing issue in the fandom, I like to let it be known up front that I love Steven Moffat's work on the show. I am also fairly fond of his other shows, namely Jekyll (very yes) and Sherlock (not too bad). I don't mind RTD's run on the show, but there are only a handful of episodes from his era that I unconditionally love; a lot of the rest induce too much secondhand embarrassment to be really enjoyable for me.

I think that about covers everything. Again, if you want to be friends/have access, just comment on this post, and I'll more than likely add you! :)
skye_writer: (rey of sunshine)
2017-07-23 12:30 am

SO THAT HAPPENED.

So, I have a Wordpress blog. Today I wrote a little blog post about Guillermo del Toro's new film and about my inability to fathom the motivations and thought processes of people who insist that things that are tangentially related are in fact deeply connected and related to each other. You can read it here.

I posted a link on my twitter, as you do. I tagged del Toro in it, since it saved characters and anyway famous people never notice when I tag them--

AND THEN HE RETWEETED IT.

WHAT.

I kind of freaked out? a little bit? And naturally my twitter notifications were blowing up all afternoon (less so this evening). And according to my WP dash, the post has gotten over FIVE HUNDRED VIEWS. I mean... what???? IS THIS REAL LIFE?????

I'm a little giddy over it to be honest. I haven't gotten like a new following or anything out of it, but it is kind of warming the cockles of my heart to think that someone I admire deeply as a storyteller might have read something I wrote, and liked it enough to share it.
skye_writer: Cropped cap of Tron in the film TRON: Legacy. (legacy tron)
2017-07-16 06:04 pm

TRON fanfic: The Outpost (5/?)

Title: The Outpost
Author [personal profile] skye_writer
Rating: T
Characters/Pairings: Tron, Sam Flynn, Quorra, Ed Dillinger, Jr.
Summary: No one knew where the virus came from. By the time they noticed it, it was too late. The Grid's factions put their differences aside and built a haven in the Outlands--the Outpost. Time passes; the Grid's programs survive. Then the Portal opens again, bringing Users back to the Grid, and what happens next may change their world forever.
Warnings: No warnings for this chapter.

Read more... )
skye_writer: Cropped cap of Tron in the film TRON: Legacy. (legacy tron)
2017-06-20 12:59 pm

TRON fanfic: The Outpost (4/?)

Title: The Outpost
Author: [personal profile] skye_writer
Rating: T
Characters/Pairings: Original characters, Tron, Sam Flynn, Quorra, Ed Dillinger, Jr.
Wordcount: 1800 words approx.
Summary: No one knew where the virus came from. By the time they noticed it, it was too late. The Grid's factions put their differences aside and built a haven in the Outlands--the Outpost. Time passes; the Grid's programs survive. Then the Portal opens again, bringing Users back to the Grid, and what happens next may change their world forever.
Warnings: No warnings for this chapter.
Read more... )
skye_writer: (bang)
2017-06-17 08:54 pm

50 Misc. Icons

Below the cut are 50 icons from miscellaneous fandoms, mostly Pacific Rim (and all of Mako Mori). Others include TRON: Legacy, Doctor Who, Portal and Portal 2 (all the text icons), The Avengers (2012), and The Force Awakens.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO USE AN ICON:
1. You don't have to ask, but I would like to know which ones you take. :)
2. PLEASE, save the icon to your computer. DO NOT HOTLINK IT. These are hosted on my ancient Photobucket account, and I don't want to use up all my bandwidth and have my pictures (including these icons!) unavailable.
3. ALSO PLEASE: Credit me ([personal profile] skye_writer ) wherever you use the icons you take. Just link back to this journal.

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skye_writer: Anna Friel as Chuck from Pusing Daisies, looking down and smiling. (happy chuck)
2017-06-14 08:09 pm

Trying to find a little zen.

Or at least a little happiness.

I've given myself permission not to write for the next few days. I think I've been putting too much pressure on myself (esp. after the rather fantastic month I had in May, writing-wise), so a break should do me a little good. In the meantime, I'm brainstorming what to do for my TRONfest bingo card, since I feel like as admin I should at least post something.

I borrowed the second season of Community from the library the other day. It's due back tomorrow, so I sat down and watched the first two discs today. I forgot how much fun that show is. S2 also has the amazing "you CHLOROFORMED the JANITOR?!?!?!" scene and I was basically in stitches the whole time. What perfect comedy. XD

I knit a full pattern repeat on the baby blanket today. I measured it, too; I've reached 18 inches! Only six more to go, which seems pretty doable by the end of the month. :)

I also made some icons:


I'm pretty happy with how they turned out. I found a tutorial for using feathering to blend the edges between two caps, and used that on the last two. I will probably be using that a bit more in the future.

Not sure what I'm going to do with the rest of my evening. Maybe watch some Steven Universe or something. Or a movie. I'm feeling like popcorn right now, after all.
skye_writer: Cropped screencap of Maleficent from Disney's Sleeping Beauty (1959). (Default)
2017-06-04 05:17 pm

TRON fanfic: The Outpost (3/?)

Title: The Outpost
Author: [personal profile] skye_writer
Rating: T
Characters/Pairings: Original characters, Tron, Sam Flynn, Quorra, Ed Dillinger, Jr.
Wordcount: 3500 words approx.
Summary: No one knew where the virus came from. By the time they noticed it, it was too late. The Grid's factions put their differences aside and built a haven in the Outlands--the Outpost. Time passes; the Grid's programs survive. Then the Portal opens again, bringing Users back to the Grid, and what happens next may change their world forever.
Warnings: Minor character death.

Read more... )
skye_writer: Cropped screencap of Maleficent from Disney's Sleeping Beauty (1959). (Default)
2017-05-29 09:15 pm

Current Projects

I've got several things on my plate at the moment, so I thought I'd consolidate them into one post for my reference and yours.

Personal Projects:
The Outpost - TRON fic. Currently posting on this journal and AO3. Wordcount: 45k and counting.

Current Claims:

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skye_writer: Opal from Steven Universe on a blue purple bg with four purple hearts. (su opal)
2017-05-29 08:06 pm

Steven Universe: Wanted special

So I just watched the four episode Wanted special for Steven Universe, and....  AAAaaaaaAAAAAAAAAAAAAaaaaaaaa??????
spoilers! )

I JUST HAVE A LOT OF FEELINGS AND I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO WITH THEM.

ALSO: NEW EPISODES WHEN?? SOON PLEASE.
skye_writer: Opal from Steven Universe on a blue purple bg with four purple hearts. (su opal)
2017-05-21 10:52 am
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I'm going to be giddy about this all day.

I just found Libba Bray's second Diviners book on Books A Million for FOUR DOLLARS.

FOR A HARDCOVER.

FOUR. DOLLARS.

Needless to say, I snapped that RIGHT up, even though I am trying to save my money. <__< I'm a member with BAM, so I get free shipping, which means I only paid tax extra. And got a 600+ page book FOR FOUR DOLLARS.

*happy dance*
skye_writer: Cropped cap of Clu from TRON: Legacy on a lightcycle, disc out. (lightcycle clu)
2017-05-21 12:01 am

TRON fanfic: The Outpost (2/?)

Title: The Outpost
Author: [personal profile] skye_writer
Rating: T
Characters/Pairings: Original characters, Tron, Sam Flynn, Quorra, Ed Dillinger Jr.
Wordcount: 2900 words approx.
Summary: No one knew where the virus came from. By the time they noticed it, it was too late. The Grid's factions put their differences aside and built a haven in the Outlands--the Outpost. Time passes; the Grid's programs survive. Then the Portal opens again, bringing Users back to the Grid, and what happens next may change their world forever.
Warnings: No warnings for this chapter.


Read more... )
skye_writer: Cropped screencap of lightcyles (one blue, one red) from the film TRON: Legacy. (TRON)
2017-05-07 03:50 pm

TRON fanfic: The Outpost (1/?)

Title: The Outpost
Author: [personal profile] skye_writer
Rating: T
Characters/Pairings: Original characters, Tron, Sam Flynn, Quorra, Ed Dillinger Jr.
Wordcount: 2400 words approx.
Summary/Prompt: No one knew where the virus came from. By the time they noticed it, it was too late. The Grid's factions put their differences aside and built a haven in the Outlands--the Outpost. Time passes; the Grid's programs survive. Then the Portal opens again, bringing Users back to the Grid, and what happens next may change their world forever.
Warnings: No warnings for this chapter.
Author's Notes: A quick note about Grid time: This fic assumes a 1:1 ratio of Grid hours to Real World minutes, and that 1 cycle = 365 Grid "days." A decicycle is equivalent to about a month (36 days), a centicycle half a week (3.5 days), and a millicycle almost 9 hours. A microcycle is 1/1000 of a millicycle and equal to about 31 Grid seconds--so, basically a Grid "minute." Further notes at the end of the chapter.

PART ONE: INCUBATION

CHAPTER ONE: THE VIRUS
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skye_writer: Cropped screencap of lightcyles (one blue, one red) from the film TRON: Legacy. (TRON)
2017-04-26 07:49 pm

TRON fanfic: Safer (1/1)

Title: Safer
Author: [personal profile] skye_writer
Rating: G, for now
Characters/Pairings: Kevin Flynn, Sam Flynn, Tron, Clu
Wordcount: 630 words approx.
Summary: AU. Kevin brings his young son Sam to see the Grid--the night of Clu's coup.
Author’s Notes: Wrote this in response to a prompt, "child." This is the story as it exists currently. I may write more in the future, but this is at this moment intended to be a standalone vignette, as it were. I have ideas, but I am not rushed to commit them to paper, particularly since I have another, larger fic to focus on at the moment.

Flynn had told him this might happen; it was a shame, Tron thought, that it had to happen now. )
skye_writer: Cropped screencap of Maleficent from Disney's Sleeping Beauty (1959). (Default)
2017-04-22 04:54 pm
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oh no

what's this

[community profile] tron_comm  

(I wanted a TRON community that was active so I took matters into my own hands)

(what have I done)
 

skye_writer: Jenna Coleman as Oswin in Doctor Who episode "Asylum of the Daleks." (oswin)
2017-04-16 05:40 pm
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*blows dust off journal*

So hi. I'm here.

Not sure how much I'll be posting here, but I am here. I am probably gonna start sprucing up the place by adding some of my old fanfic, just to archive it in a different place than AO3 and FFN.

I was on LJ, but months ago when I heard about this new upcoming TOS they were gonna have, I decided to delete my journal. I did not transfer it here, mostly because it was very old and full of embarrassing stuff that did not need to be preserved. Just. None of it. Trust me on this one.

Hoping against hope that this might serve as a new social outlet for me, since Tumblr's kind of gotten... less busy than it was before, and Imzy didn't turn out to be the big thing I thought it would be. We'll see, I guess.
skye_writer: Cropped screencap of Maleficent from Disney's Sleeping Beauty (1959). (Default)
2012-12-26 08:26 pm

Doctor Who fanfic: fear is the heart of love (1/1)

Title: fear is the heart of love
Author: Skye_Writer
Rating: PG
Characters/Pairings: Amy Pond, Rory Williams; Amy x Rory
Wordcount: 750 words approx.
Summary: After what happened in the Asylum and before it, Amy feels like she has to apologize before she can move on.
Author’s Notes: Written for the Cotton Candy Bingo on Dreamwidth. Prompt: Insecurities.

Amy said, very quietly, 'I'm sorry.' )
skye_writer: Cropped screencap of Maleficent from Disney's Sleeping Beauty (1959). (Default)
2012-12-26 08:26 pm

Doctor Who fanfic: I'll catch you when you fall (1/1)

Title: I'll catch you when you fall
Author: Skye_Writer
Rating: PG
Characters/Pairings: Eleventh Doctor, River Song; River x Eleven
Wordcount: 1,300 words approx.
Summary: When River unexpectedly turns up injured and exhausted on the TARDIS's doorstep, the Doctor has to take care of her.
Author’s Notes: Written for the Cotton Candy Bingo on Dreamwidth. Prompt: Exhaustion.

It had been another one of those days or nights... )
skye_writer: Cropped screencap of Maleficent from Disney's Sleeping Beauty (1959). (Default)
2012-12-26 08:26 pm

Doctor Who fanfic: The last time I said that... (1/1)

Title: The last time I said that...
Author: Skye_Writer
Rating: PG-13
Characters/Pairings: Amy Pond, Rory Williams; Amy x Rory
Wordcount: 800 words approx.
Summary: "The last time I said something like that, you hit me with your shoe. And you actually had to sit down and unlace it first."
Author’s Notes: I have always hated the "lol, female on male abuse is funny" implications of this particular thread of dialogue in "The God Complex," so I thought I'd recast this particular instance of it, at least, in a more light-hearted manner.

Written for the Cotton Candy Bingo on Dreamwidth. Prompt: Humor.

They're back on the TARDIS after another adventure... )
skye_writer: Cropped screencap of Maleficent from Disney's Sleeping Beauty (1959). (Default)
2012-12-26 08:26 pm

Doctor Who fanfic: we are startdust, you and I (1/1)

Title: we are stardust, you and I
Author: skye_writer
Rating: PG-13
Characters/Pairings: River Song, Eleventh Doctor; River x Eleven
Wordcount: 550 words
Summary: River wakes up and finds the Doctor wondering aloud about atoms.
Author's Notes: Written for the Cotton Candy Bingo on Dreamwidth. Prompt: Science.

Do you ever think about atoms? )
skye_writer: Cropped screencap of Maleficent from Disney's Sleeping Beauty (1959). (Default)
2012-12-17 09:29 pm

Doctor Who fanfic: The Penny Drops (1/1)

Title: The Penny Drops
Fandom: Doctor Who
Prompt:Crush/Infatuation
Medium: Fanfiction
Summary: That moment when they realized they weren't the only ones with a crush.
Rating: G
Pairing: Amy x Rory
Content Notes: None.

He couldn't remember when he'd fallen in love with Amy. )