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Clarior in Tenebris

So I have finally gotten around to creating this journal. Since my personal journal is private and rather uninteresting to anyone who doesn't know me, I made this one to be public.

As a heads up to any who have happened to stumble in here: there will be slash. If you don't like it, or don't know what it is, then wander back out. I will try to post proper warnings for each story as I like to be forewarned as to anything I might not like to read. That's not to say that I'll be giving everything away, I'll just try to keep other people's tastes in mind.

I've noticed a few writers who get angry if you make suggestions for improvement and I'd like to say that I'm not one of them. I love constructive criticism; I have serious aspirations as a writer and I believe that it's the only way any of us grow. I'm always trying to revise and revise until I'm happy with something. So feel free to tell me that there's a plot hole, or a character seems out of character, or you can't see a certain scene. I certainly might disagree with your opinion, but I promise that I'll consider what you say. I'm really not as scary as I think I come off as.

So thanks for stopping by! :D

August 4th, 2007: I've downgraded my account to basic because of LJ/6A's second round of account-deleting bullshit. I'm not really protesting the new rules. I wish they'd just let us be and I'll be sad to see fandom leave. But it's their site and they can dictate what they want on it (i.e., this is NOT a free speech issue!). What I'm protesting is the sneaky and dishonest way they've gone about enforcing this new policy. If they don't want adult material on here (which I believe is the real point of all this stupidity about 'child abuse'), then they should say so clearly in the ToS. Don't give us this "obscenity laws :)" bullshit to try to get us to stay and spend more money. But more than their intentional vagueness, I protest the way they've been treating users, e.g. banning people without giving them a chance to fix the problem. If this keeps up or it stops and starts again, I'll be leaving. As it is, I've f-locked all my fic. Fuck you very much, LJ/6A. :)

Plans and Updates

Uber-Laziness Notification: I'm entering my final semester of college, which means I have to take extra classes to get enough credits to graduate and I have to do my senior work, which is quite time consuming. As a result, I haven't been doing any writing this summer. X( Which is very bad, considering I mananged somewhere around 400 pages (handwritten) last summer. If anything gets put up here in the next 6 months, it will probably be old stuff that I've typed/edited or excerpts from my senior work.

September 14th, 2006: I've added three of the different writing exercises that I did for my two new classses--Introduction to Non-Fiction (my 'sub-genre' for my creative writing concentration) and Advanced Fiction (my main genre). It looks like I'll be doing a lot of writing, if I keep up with the course loads, so check back periodically for new bits and, hopefully if I can find the time, the fanfiction I've written.

1.) The Star Wars AU is mainly finished now, it just needs an ending for which the inspiration has not yet struck me. I've started typing it up as I now have a very sexy headset to use the voice recognition typing with. For whatever reason, it will recognize the names 'Obi-Wan' and 'Anakin' but can't figure out 'Ewan' or 'fuck' or even 'suck'. LOL, I wonder if you can train it to type curse words?

2.) The Island AU is also finished except for an ending. I haven't typed any of it since the amount of editing that it needs (change the main character from Lincoln Six-Echo to an original character, add in scenes I wrote later and delete earlier contradictory ones, et cetera). Still working on those connecting stories. It doesn't look like I'll have the time to write them now, at least until my living situation gets ironed out, but I really like the idea and hope to be able to do it to my semi-satisfaction.


My layout is by khalls_stuff and can be found here. I modified the header from Prison Break to The Island.

I can't find the maker of my current mood theme despite searching through the two communities I had thought it would have come from. If you made this mood theme or know who did, please drop me a comment and point me in the right direction. : )

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