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Authorly Update - Various Things

Torcwhood Reaction-O-Meter: Sanity has returned. Anger towards RTD is fading slowly. Reaction fic started out as one drabble and will probably be at least six by the time it's ready to post. Overall... I feel slightly sickened by it but willing to look for the good things about the miniseries. It's very well written and acted. There are some great character moments. The fact that RTD utterly failed on the "comfort" part of hurt/comfort means we, the fanfic writers, get to do it for him. Yay for more h/c fic! See, it's all a good thing in the end.

Fic Status Report: My TW reaction drabble series currently has four drabbles and will likely end up with at least six. I'll post it when wendymrdark_aegis, and I agree that it's finished. My main Support Stacie fic for taffimai is going well. Part one is finished, part two is writing itself in my head and will go smoothly when I have time to transfer it to computer. I don't forsee problems for the final part. I still owe a bidding-incentive fic to nightrider101, as well as the rest of her OT3 ficathon fic. I'll get back to them as soon as I'm done with the paid Support Stacie fic. Soon, honest!

My Current Location and Internet-Availability Woes: I'm currently in Monterey, CA, for an orientation/convention concerning my scholarship. The hotel I'm in for the next three days is lovely, with beautiful rooms and amenities, but does not have free wireless in the rooms. You can pay $12.95/day for wired access in the room, but that service won't actually work on my laptop for some reason I can not figure out. (It works on my sister's, though. Damn her.) So my Internet access is limited to the free wireless in the lobby and mezzanine. I'm not the only one here having this issue, so it may be difficult for me to find a comfy place to sit with my laptop during our off-hours. I probably won't be able to get online for much chatting until Wednesday night. :-(  The bright side of this is that I'll have nothing else to do in the room but work on my writing! I can do most of it without Internet access since I've already done a lot of the research (mostly linguistic) for my current fic.


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Jul. 13th, 2009 12:35 pm (UTC)
Yay for the scholarship!

Have you noticed that the more expensive the hotel, the less likely it is that they provide free wifi? I mean, you stay at a cheap place, like a Comfort Inn or Days Inn that costs under $100 a night, and you get free wifi. You stay at a fancy downtown hotel that costs several hundred dollars a night and you have to pay through the nose for it. ARGH
Jul. 14th, 2009 12:34 am (UTC)
My Dad pointed out that the upscale places don't need to offer free wireless access to be competitive, so they use it to generate extra revenue instead. Honestly, I'd rather stay in a slightly less awesome room and actually have free wireless. But it wasn't my choice this time, since the conference is held in this place's convention center and they're paying for the rooms. :-)

ETA: However, I'm in frickin' Monterey and that sort of makes up for a multitude of other sins on the convention-planners' part. :-D

Edited at 2009-07-14 12:38 am (UTC)
Jul. 14th, 2009 02:15 am (UTC)
Yeah, I know. I have the same problem when I go to conferences. It's very frustrating since I want to be able to work while I'm there, and check email, and keep up with my students in my online classes. But I am not paying $10-$15 per day for the privilege. And you know, sometimes in these really upscale hotels, the rooms just aren't THAT awesome.

I'll be in Philly in November for a conference - how much you want to bet they charge for internet access? *pout*
Jul. 15th, 2009 06:12 am (UTC)
It's a pain in the rear. And there's no excuse for it. In anything more expensive than a Motel 6, Internet really ought to be standard.

Luckily for me, I probably get to expense my Internet fee for the week. In other words, the government will probably pay for it for me. I <3 my scholarship program. :-)
Jul. 23rd, 2009 12:03 am (UTC)
No worries on my stories, dear. I can wait. :) I'm also incredibly behind on your auction story so I'm eating my own humble pie over here.

Congrats again on your scholarship!

In other news, happy almost birthday! YAY!
Aug. 5th, 2009 05:33 am (UTC)
Thank you! And thanks again for the paid-LJ time. That's really just about one of the nicest things anyone's ever done for me. ::hugs you again::

I just feel bad about your OT3 fic getting derailed like it has. It's all ready to be written, but the Support Stacie fic has eaten my brain. Meanwhile, I've been trying to stay away from the distractions of the internet and fandom, so I can spend more of my free time actually writing! I'm making progress, if slowly. :-)

Speaking of which... would you like to beta read my Support Stacie fic? It's Nine!OT3, with Jack!whump. The first part is done and has been emailed to the winner, and the second is in progress. I'm planning three right now and this time I'm not posting publicly until it's finished! But meanwhile, if you're in the mood for another WIP from me, I'd love to have you beta. :-D
Aug. 6th, 2009 04:43 pm (UTC)
Aww! You're very welcome, my friend! I'm not very good at gift giving, but LJ time would be something I'd want if I didn't have a permanent account. :)

No worries on my OT3 fic. Seriously, when you get to it, I'll be ready. There's absolutely no pressure.

Speaking of which... would you like to beta read my Support Stacie fic?

Of course! Do you still have my email? Just let me know what kind of beta you're looking for - I never want to step on anyone's toes. I'd be happy to offer my beta services for whatever you might need!
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This is adaliazandra's fic journal, which she hadn't planned to use very often. That plan has since been defenestrated in favor of posting fic update notices and rambles about DW and TW.

If you note the spiffy paid-account layout, that's because nightrider101 is simply the most wonderful person ever! :-)

If I seem to have disappeared off the face of the Internet, it's because I probably did. I don't actually *like* suddenly ignoring my LJ friends and leaving my stories hanging, though, so odds are I'll be back eventually.