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16 September 2011 @ 06:44 pm
Kiwi vs the Fests  
I will start with my shortened To Do List:
  • Catch up on Livejournal;
  • Go through inbox again;
  • Go through the pile of Almost Everything I Own that is currently on my bed;
  • Put it all somewhere else, preferably in this mythical 'Away' place people keep talking about;
  • Write letters, especially to the campers who really want them from me;
  • Write three fest stories and prepare for more;
  • Be a calm, collected person

Meet Kiwi. She is a Harry Potter fanfic writer who has recently graduated university and fallen into a Slump. Today she is trying to write a story.

Kiwi's story is not going the way she intended.

Headdesk: the sound of a story not started; the sound of a writer Not Writing; the sound of fests themselves. Kiwi is frustrated.

Here we leave Kiwi. Let us all wish Kiwi luck. Good luck, Kiwi! Good luck!

Expect more procrastination posts. The story, as you can tell, is going well.

Fests: 1; Kiwi: 0
Current Mood: stressedStressed.
zeezofbadfaith on September 16th, 2011 11:51 pm (UTC)
I should ask you to add "Go meet Lash and Zee" to your to do list, but I don't wanna be pushy *coughs*

Good luck, Kiwi <3
Kiwi Crocuscranky__crocus on October 14th, 2011 02:48 am (UTC)
Pfffft. Been there, done that. (;

Thank you!
kellychambliss: Corsetkellychambliss on September 17th, 2011 12:48 am (UTC)
You have far more creative procrastination methods than I do! I tend to just eat a lot of ice cream or read detective novels.

We can be miserable together; I have my own Samhain story to finish this weekend.

Good luck!

Here, have a corset.
Kiwi Crocuscranky__crocus on October 14th, 2011 02:53 am (UTC)
I will give written representation of my face upon viewing your icon: O_O !!! ...? O_o :] :D

I didn't have any detective novels or ice cream (I believe my mother procrastinated with it first), but I had a camera, so there was that. Now I have chocolate and Anne McCaffrey. (I like that she has female scientists and pilots.)

I'm sure your Samhain Smut story is absolutely wonderful! I'm pleased to have mine finished, too. Thank you for the corset to help me along! (They always do, unless the 'along' that needs doing is breathing.)

I just have one important question: is it too early to start whinging and being miserable together over writing HoggyWarty? (Not that it's strictly allowed, since it's a party, rather than a fest, but who hasn't whinged and stepped through some misery to get to a party?)
lash_larue: FemmeSlashlash_larue on September 17th, 2011 01:51 am (UTC)
Feel free to copy the Percy/Dementor bits and change the names. Nobody will ever know...

I continue to wallow in the smug wisdom of not claiming a prompt for that. Man, am I irritating or what!

"Irritating, I finks. Wot's your take on it, Reg?"

"I finks Lash is an arsehole, truth ter tell, Nigel."

"Well, you can't say fairer than that, Reg me lad. Carrot cake?"

jean_doe_27jean_doe_27 on September 17th, 2011 02:29 am (UTC)
It's 3:30 am here. Just woke up realising that I had enough if sleep and way to much work to do... yes, I have left to many things too late...
Good luck!
jean_doe_27jean_doe_27 on September 17th, 2011 10:24 am (UTC)
Clearly I wasn't that awake as I thought I were... Ah well.
Rosa | ¯\(ºдಠ)/¯: real life?rosaxx50 on September 17th, 2011 03:39 am (UTC)
Good luck, Kiwi, as requested :P

You go teach those tangled storylines ideas in your head who's boss! If you could survive smackdown and still keep writing, this is nothing.
Kiwi Crocuscranky__crocus on October 14th, 2011 02:54 am (UTC)
Awwr, thank you! And yes, I suppose if I got through SMACKDOWN, I can get through just about anything. (:
Feather Quill: Kitteh!featherxquill on September 17th, 2011 04:45 am (UTC)
*hugs and homebaked cookies*
Kiwi Crocuscranky__crocus on October 14th, 2011 02:54 am (UTC)

Thank you! *Noms homebaked cookies.*
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Kiwi Crocuscranky__crocus on October 14th, 2011 02:54 am (UTC)
Adorable and snuggly and *melts.*

Thank you!
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Kiwi Crocuscranky__crocus on October 14th, 2011 02:57 am (UTC)
Ahahaha, thank you! And I'm glad you missed out on the Stress of the Smut but get to reap the benefits. :D

Giraffe!!! Red squirrel!!! You have no idea how happy this picture makes me! Giraffes are one of my top favourites (I love the purple tongues) and I adore red squirrels as they're super cute and, for the most part, kicked out of their territories by less-cute (in my opinion) grey squirrels. So it's nice to see two of my favourite critters together!

Giraffes, elephants, red squirrels and margays. Some of my favourite creatures aren't weird at all, not at all... *Whistles and heads off to neck with the giraffe and go nuts with the squirrel.*
Seekcoldthermistor on September 17th, 2011 09:35 am (UTC)
I love your procrastination! Technically, I'm doing so, only it's over an essay! :D
Kiwi Crocuscranky__crocus on October 14th, 2011 02:57 am (UTC)
Woot woot for procrastination! I love that there's always something to procrastinate over. :D
therealsnape: Golden Girlstherealsnape on September 17th, 2011 12:25 pm (UTC)
Here's an icon of you, Kelly, and me. I do feel for you, poor thing! Samhain smut can be hell. But at least the three of us are smutting.

Now, let's procrastinate by thinking up some clever hexes for Lash and Tetley.

It's an Old Lady <SMUT brigade, not a SMUG brigade, so stop mentioning the wisdom of not signing up already, will you?
lash_laruelash_larue on September 17th, 2011 05:01 pm (UTC)
Oh. That's different. Never mind.
Kiwi Crocuscranky__crocus on October 14th, 2011 03:01 am (UTC)
That icon was precisely us at the time (I suppose I'm the short one, clinging on for dear life--that seems realistic (; ).

Oh, I like the Old Lady Smug Brigade! or the SOLSB--Smug Old Lady Smut Brigade (pronounced souls-bee).

I'm surprised to find that the smut wasn't even the part I had trouble with! Silly me; I must be going mad.
?elsceetaria on September 17th, 2011 04:49 pm (UTC)
:) Fun procrastination.

And I feel your pain. Good luck.
CaroRulescarorules on September 19th, 2011 04:39 pm (UTC)
Hoodies are love!