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So many things...

So, Friday, shortly after hanging up from talking to my mother, my grandmother slipped and fell in her kitchen. She broke her hip and couldn't move. Now, my mother (her daughter-in-law) calls her daily, but since they'd just spoken, it was over 24 hours before my parents called my aunt and asked her to run over and check on her. By then she'd be in pain and without food or water for over a day. She's still confused (some of which is undoubtedly due to dehydration, but some of which is due to dementia), but went through surgery for her hip yesterday morning and is doing well. You hear about this kind of thing on the news with some regularity and it's always sad, but it's not the kind of thing you really think will happen to someone you care about. She's looking at six weeks of rehab, cancelling/postponing her trip out here for Ava's birthday, and probably all three of her kids taking turns helping her out for the duration of rehab (if not longer). I'm hoping this serves as the kick in the pants my family clearly needs to insist she can't live alone anymore, but we'll see.

In happier news, we've mostly settled in to our new place. It's pretty great, really. Right now I'm sitting out on my deck with the laptop while the kids pick weeds (so... so many weeds oh my God). Some of the kitchen stuff still has to be moved over and there are three or four boxes that need to be unpacked and I have yet to *clean* the old apartment, but it's a lot more put together than I'd anticipated for this point. There's been a lot of little things we've had to fix - things too small to bother the landlord with mostly - but they've really added up in terms of both time and money. On the bigger side of things we had to buy a new washer and dryer. The old tenants had told the landlord they wanted to leave their washer and dryer and that both worked. They lied. The washer made a noise but did nothing. Unfortunately it was always part of the understanding that the washer/dryer were not included in the rental... it was just good luck to have the old tenants' until they gave out. We went with a new washer/dryer rather than buy something used on CraigsList that might or might not last more than a few loads of laundry. So... that was $1800 we hadn't really anticipated spending yet. On the upside, it should last a long time and its a *really* good washer and dryer. There are some areas I really want to paint still but the only bigger thing left I feel like I need to mess with is the yard. I want to add some lattices to the bottom of the deck so the kids can't get under it (and their toys can't... I'm already tired of crawling under there to get their ball) and getting rid of the weeds/adding grass. Bough a bag of weed-and-feed, which hopefully will go a long ways.

Writing... hasn't happened yet. I've been rather ridiculously occupied with unpacking and organizing the house. But I want to get to it today. I also really want to rewatch an episode or two from seasons one or two as a refresher... maybe The Key and Chicago? There's an element to each of those episodes, a tension, that I definitely want to be channeling in this next chapter. They've been apart for so long - much longer than they were together - that there's some measure of relearning each other (her more than him because he's kind of been stuck in his life in some ways) and redefining their relationship. I've been looking forward to this chapter since I started writing these stories. I'd be lying if I said I wasn't a little anxious about doing it justice, because it will *never* turn out like it is in my head. It never does.
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So... this is rough. And smack in the middle of a story. And unfinished. But... but maybellepineda is bored and I know she's watching my LJ for updates, so I thought it might entertain? It's not "Five Minutes to Midnight", but it's something, right? Right. For obvious reasons I'm not posting this anywhere other than my LJ yet. It's Michael/Sara (as the title might indicate) and either PG-13 or R (I suck at ratings).

The summary, for those interested, is going to be: They were always going to meet; It was only ever a matter of how.

Yeah... also? Per someone's request I do have a half-written prologue to this that'll get finished one of these days addressing what exactly happened the night before.  


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6th of 100 things...

I'm trying to do a "100 Things..." post every day, as you might have noticed. I'm also trying to get 1k words minimum written in "Five Minutes to Midnight" every day... I have a couple days to make up for this week (am at 1.2k of 2.7k I need to get done today to be up to speed but it was Really. Good. Stuff! Probably my favorite part thus far. I'm pleasantly surprised at how well it worked out.). Thus, this post almost got pushed off for tonight. Buuuuuuut... here you go.


(Yeah, I dropped using the graphic every time because it's just so darn big. But, you all know what I'm doing here right? Right.)


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Fic: Five Ways Michael Never Proposed to Sara (But Totally Could Have)

Five Ways Michael Never Proposed To Sara (But Totally Could Have)

Rating - PG-13
Warnings - Adult themes, mortal danger, sensuality, cursing, ignores S4 and epilogue, way less sappiness than the title implies
Disclaimer - Some lines and partial scenes lifted directly from seasons one and two. I don’t own anything.

Author’s Note - I’m so late to the party on this show that I literally missed the whole damn party. I watched the entirety of the series over a span of three weeks just last month. Though I’ve been writing fanfic for nearly twenty years, this is my first Prison Break fic. It won’t be my last. I would hugely, tremendously, appreciate feedback. Thank you for reading!


(This is parts four and five... please see the previous parts here first)

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Fic: Five Ways Michael Never Proposed to Sara (But Totally Could Have)

Five Ways Michael Never Proposed To Sara (But Totally Could Have)

Rating - PG-13
Warnings - Adult themes, mortal danger, sensuality, cursing, ignores S4 and epilogue, way less sappiness than the title implies
Disclaimer - Some lines and partial scenes lifted directly from seasons one and two. I don’t own anything.

Author’s Note - I’m so late to the party on this show that I literally missed the whole damn party. I watched the entirety of the series over a span of three weeks just last month. Though I’ve been writing fanfic for nearly twenty years, this is my first Prison Break fic. It won’t be my last. I would hugely, tremendously, appreciate feedback. Thank you for reading!


(Post split for length. Fourth and Fifth parts linked at the bottom)


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Continue to parts four and five... 


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*does little dance*

Wrote about 2k words today and finished up that Prison Break fic. I'm super pleased with it. Of course, I'm punchy tired and its un-betaed so I'll have to reread it at the very least before I post it anywhere but I'll probably get it up tomorrow at some point. 

My level of pride at finishing a little 3.6k word fanfic is maybe utterly ridiculous. But WHATEVER. I'm happy and that's what counts, yes/yes?
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Beta anyone?

So I'm done with three of five segments in a Prison Break fic I'm writing called "Five Ways Michael Never Proposed To Sara (But Totally Could Have)." And I'm... actually really, really pleased with it so far (It's nowhere near as sappy as the title might imply). Anyhow... I'd love a beta if anyone out there is willing? It's (obviously) Sara/Michael, probably PG-13 at most and stands around 2.2k words at the moment. Familiarity with the show would be a major plus but I'd be happy for anyone to have a look at it, really. 

Pretty please? 
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So... yeah. I watched the entire series of Prison Break in about three weeks (there were some epic marathons in there. EPIC). The first two seasons? There are few shows out there I have adored as much as those first two seasons. The last two seasons? Especially season four (icon directly related)? I wondered if I was actually still watching the same show and also why I was watching it. I don't know that I have ever love/hated a show more. Honestly. So of course now I'm looking for fanfic... 

Now, I'm generally late-to-the-party. I didn't read Harry Potter until HBP came out. I didn't watch Firefly until after they got cancelled. I dove into X-Files after the first movie. I didn't start with Vampire Diaries until after the first season. I didn't even start watching Buffy until season two. But this time? This time I'm not just late to the party. I missed the whole party. And that's kinda... weird? Don't get me wrong - I have two fic ideas eating my brain and I will write them - but I'm pretty sure I'm mostly writing for myself. That's fine. I do that with increasing regularity, actually. But it still feels strange to know I'm like five-plus years behind the curve here. Like I want to go "Oh my God, how amazing are Michael and Sara with all the not-entirely-innocent casual touches in season one!" and I fully expect people to be like "Wow... where were you in 2005?" Because.... yeah... where was I in 2005? Damn.

TL:DR - Just once I'd like to get in on the ground floor of a fandom for a show/book I really adore.