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29 March 2011 @ 02:29 am
 
I'm sure you all have heard quite enough from me. Or perhaps you're more like me, refreshing your flist often wishing for people to 'just update please, I'm trying to procrastinate here!'

I'm going to introduce my new writing journal (which is a community this time around, but I will just be posting my writing there) and then run away. The profile is just a draft to hold space; hopefully someday I'll jazz it up.

kiwi_calamus
kiwi_calamus
kiwi_calamus

(I think it's like Bloody Mary, when saying it three times means a deadly Kiwish quill is going to come attack you with terrible writing. I have to watch out now, make sure my own ballpoint doesn't seek my pupil...)

Kiwi = me
Calamus = the hollow spine of a feather used for a quill.

So Feather has her quill and I, as a Kiwibird, have my calamus. *Shrugs.* It was good enough for me and I was sick of not having somewhere on LJ to put my writing.

So far it's just Emelan (Tamora Pierce 'Circle of Magic' series) writing and I have more Emelan stories to put up, I think. Then it will probably be on to Grey's Anatomy and then Harry Potter - so I won't blame you if you don't want to join yet (or even ever - no blame!). I just knew that there were some people on my flist who are in the Emeland fandom and especially with Lark/Rosethorn in the Smackdown competition (which I still don't fully understand but that's alright), I thought I'd point toward some of my old writing. Just to be in the right (write) spirit.

Warning: The material uploaded so far, for the most part, is old. Like...old. Kiwi-babydyke-in-high-school old. Freshman-year-high-school old. Even editing can only do so much. But it's readable, and some of it isn't even terrible.

And there we go. I may put up more messages as I switch through my three main fandoms. The theory is that some day I will actually get all my writing up there (hah! as if!) and have an up-to-date masterlist with a running word total (wouldn't that be nice). Hopefully someday there will be a 'yay I finished!' update. We'll see. For now I'm going back to running away.

(peroxidepirate, do I get life!points for this? Because it's nerve-wrecking. And I don't even have my recent writing there yet. :X)


Kiwi

"I am a writer who happens to love women. I am not a lesbian who happens to write."
[Jeanette Winterson]
 
 
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Nickiperoxidepirate on March 29th, 2011 01:36 am (UTC)
Oh dear, I'm not in charge of awarding points now, am I?

But, good for you! Yay fic!

:D
Kiwi Crocus: Nature || Glass tree captivity.cranky__crocus on March 29th, 2011 01:38 am (UTC)
Rosethorn/Lark points and writing points as of now, yes, I've decided. (What, you're telling me these sorts of things require consent now...? Oh don' be silly...)

Yay fic indeed! The only way I've got fic 'out there' in the last few years has been fests, so just those people who see the fests.

The idea of this is...very frightening!
albalarkalbalark on March 29th, 2011 03:25 pm (UTC)
I've asked to friend so that I can keep up with you. ::g:: I don't know anything about the fandom you've posted, but, narcissist that I am, I can't help being intrigued by book which have a character named Lark, so I'll have to seek them out and read them.

Good for you for making a home for your work! Will you be posting your dissertation here, too? ::g::
Kiwi Crocus: Rainbow || Roses.cranky__crocus on March 29th, 2011 03:58 pm (UTC)
I like your reasoning. (: It's a fun series of books, actually - young adult fantasy, but nice. I like that the magic in it is very different from Harry Potter; in Emelan (the fandom) it is more craft-based.

Lark is an amazing character. She has a rich (and in places dark) history, but is one of the most compassionate characters I have read to date. She is witty, fun, solid (in being there for others when they need it), passionate, loving, calm and loves everyone. So...not very different from you! :D

She is one of the 'foster mothers' of the four main characters (the steries starts with them young, 10-11 I believe); Rosethorn is the other, those as her name suggests, she's thornier. Lark and Rosethorn are together in a polyamorous relationship; Lark is lesbian with no other mentioned partners while Rosethorn is bisexual and physically involved with another man (but not often, and there's an implied history of romance).

The stories will always be dear to my heart. They're a fun, heart-touching read if you ever find yourself wanting a simple story that's long enough to get invested in (two quad-series and a final book)!
Kiwi Crocus: Downton Abbey || Cora || Amused.cranky__crocus on March 31st, 2011 01:30 am (UTC)
Hahaha I got so excited about speaking on Lark-the-character's behalf that I forgot about the rest of the comment!

(Have I mentioned how much I love the name Lark?)

Oh, endless cackles - no, thank heavens, no dissertation! I don't think I'd ever have it in me to post any academic work. I'm certainly not confident enough in it to subject people who don't have to read it. I'm saving your sanity. (;