nyagosstar: (king roy)
As part of my Nano/Christmas present project, I did a little fic writing.  Not as much as I was hoping, but a little bit that turned out good enough to share.  I'm not sure exactly where these fit.  If they're part of the Bitter verse or Fellowes Mews or something else entirely.  I know I was thinking about them both as I was writing, so maybe it's closer to a mash-up.

Fandom: Fullmetal Alchemist
Title: But Everyone Loves Roy Mustang...
Pairing: Roy/Ed
Rating: PG
Wordcount: 748
Available here on Ao3
You really have a gift )

Fandom: Fullmetal Alchemist
Title:  Winterborn Manor
Pairing: Roy/Ed
Rating: PG
Wordcount: 1343
Available here on Ao3

Shall I show you the house? )

nyagosstar: (bitter universe)

So, I’ve had an invitation to Ao3 for, um, a couple years now. A friend sent it to me and I hung on to it, even though I wasn’t sure if I wanted to use it or not. I activated it a couple months ago and this past week, I’ve started uploading old fic to my account.

Just today I finished uploading the entirety of my FMA bitter ‘verse stories, available for the first time in chronological order. It’s a lot of Hurt/Comfort, cause it’s my favorite and that was the table I was working on, but it’s a lot about relationships and figuring out how to just be a regular person after saving the world at a young age. I did a little editing along the way, but know I’ve probably missed stuff.

Some of them I really, really love. Some of them, well, not so much. I like it, in that I got to see how I grew as a writer in a very tangible way. Over the course of about four years, I wrote almost 95,000 words. Just in this one universe. I would hope I did some growing, anyway.

I’ll be uploading the rest of my FMA stuff in the following weeks, along with some other bits and bobs. Nothing new, at least not at this juncture. It’s just nice to have it all in one place that’s a little easier to read than LJ.
nyagosstar: (Default)
Technically my vacation started last night at 7:01 PM, but I'm not here to quibble over details. he point is that I don't have to go back to work until the 20th which is pretty much the most fantastic way to start January that I can think of. And the best part? I don't have to worry about getting to/from work around the huge amount of snow that's supposed to be dumped on us in just a few short days. Snow is soooooo much more acceptable when I don't have to be out in it.

Recently, I've been thinking a lot about FMA and some of the prompts from the [livejournal.com profile] fma_fic_contest journal have really caught my attention, so I thought I would dump them here as a tidy way to keep all of my stuff together.

This first piece is something I wrote thinking it was going to be what I was going to submit as my prompt, but it never worked as well on paper as it did in my head. It did, however, help my to write my actual prompt, and it's Roy and what's not to love about Roy?

The second is my actual entry for prompt #93 and the third is my entry for prompt #95. I love the idea of prompts, they're a great way to get back into the habit of writing, which I both firmly support and am trying to do. Both actual prompt entries were beta'd by [livejournal.com profile] sainnis, though, because I wasn't paying attention, I think I failed to mention it when I posted them originally.

Writing, like bananas, is good.

Cold prompt, version 1.0 )

Cold prompt Version 2.0 )

Family prompt )
nyagosstar: (Default)
cut because it's spoilered up like whoa...

Eight years in the making )

it needs re-reading, from the very beginning, but my final thought?

i can't wait to see what she does next.

a good day

Apr. 4th, 2010 11:15 am
nyagosstar: (my doctor)
yesterday was kind of an awesome day.

i went with [livejournal.com profile] sainnis to see the animated movie, The Book of Kells, which was all kinds of excellent. it was beautiful and visually thrilling, the story was great and not just for my inner medieval history nerd. i loved the characters and the style and i was totally sad when it was over because there wasn't any more to see. i'll probably be going again next week with E as we both have friday off, yay! then we had yummy noodles dinner (with added dumplings) walked around the city trying to find one thing and ended up finding bubble tea which is the definition of deliciousness and then it was home for FMA dub.

I haven't been talking much about the new fma, or the dub, but i have been watching it and totally loving it. i love al's voice, i love how closely this is following the manga. i love the style of how everything looks and feels and i can't wait to see how things play out.

then, i got a call from [livejournal.com profile] halfacork who was all, 'what did you think about the new doctor?' and i was all 'i thought it was tomorrow!' and she was all, 'download it right now!' and i did.

cut for those of you who A) don't care about doctor who, B) don't care what i think about doctor who C) haven't seen it yet and don't want spoil themselves.

i'm not ready for an 11 icon )
nyagosstar: (bitter universe)
Turn and Turn Again
Pairing/Characters: Roy/Ed
Rating: R for violence and language

part three )
nyagosstar: (bitter universe)
Title: Turn and Turn Again
Pairing/Characters: Roy/Ed
Rating: R for violence and language

part two )
nyagosstar: (bitter universe)
'Cause it's still Tuesday here! It's late in the evening, but this is finally all set to go and I'm so excited I could burst.

Title: Turn and Turn Again
Author Name: nyagosstar
Beta: the ever sparkly [livejournal.com profile] sainnis who listens patiently when I whine about plot and gives me a good shake when I need it and adds commas and grammatical structure so everyone else can read it.
Artist Name: [livejournal.com profile] bob_fish and Taylowolf, who both did amazing jobs. Make sure to check out not only the awesome illustrations they did for this piece, but everything else they’ve done.
Pairing/Characters: Roy/Ed
Genre: Action/Drama
Rating: R for violence and language
Word count: 24,451
Summary: The Fuhrer’s plotting, Ed’s planning and Roy can’t sleep.
Notes: This is part of my Bitter Universe, though each story can be read independently and out of order—they were certainly written that way. I think that this is the last major story to tell in this particular universe, but don’t be surprised if there are still one or two small tales left to tell.

Written for [livejournal.com profile] fma_big_bang Be sure to go there and check out all the awesomeness.

Your Fuhrer calls you to service. )
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when the person sitting next to me decides to change her layout, i have to change mine, too! congrats on the paid account [livejournal.com profile] sainnis.

i like this layout, despite the warm red tones. i don't mind looking at them, i just can't wear them. it's such a good thing i don't have to wear a uniform that includes a red shirt. in addition to the paranoia associated with the imminent demise of all red shirts(thank you, star trek)the color itself makes me anxious when i wear it.

anyway, pretty new layout with a change in default icon, because i can't get over how much i love this one. thanks again, [livejournal.com profile] halfacork

i would also like to take this time to say how amazing it is that an earthquake can change the axis of the earth as well as the length of the rotation. it's cool enough to almost make me want to have studied plate tectonics in depth. i love the idea that the AXIS can change from an earthquake. that is some pretty astounding stuff.

here's my irritated nasa related thought of the day. in an effort to save the space program, maybe we should make space missions the next reality tv series. can you imagine? [livejournal.com profile] sainnis said we should put the cast of jersey shore up there and watch them eat each other. i think there would be a ton of sex before that happened, but i bet that would get us back into space.

also! i have a posting date for the fma big bang and i'm so existed i can't stand it. we're going to have fic posted almost every day this month and i'm due up right in the middle. 'ware the ides' and whatnot. i can't wait to start reading and see what else every one has come up with. it also gives me the chance to ponder if it want to buckle down and add some porn, or if i'm happy to let it stand in a fade to black kind of way.

i'm trying

Feb. 20th, 2010 11:40 pm
nyagosstar: (my doctor is made of awesome)
i really, really am. and it's so superficial of me, but i cannot get over the enormously long Mask-like face of the new doctor. i'm hoping that a whole season of him running around and being generally awesome will make that go away. but dude, his forehead is epic.

but, we have a confirmed date of easter for the premiere of the new season. yay, easter!

in other news, we're working our way through the first season of the Big Bang Theory and it's funnier than i expected. and much better than the first half of the pilot episode made me think it was going to be. yay nerds!

i am currently full of yummy sushi and rice crispy treats--not as strange a combination as it seems in print--and waiting patiently for the fma dub on adult swim. hearing their voices again is akin to having old friends in the room. it's so strange. the first time i heard Hughes' voice i literally teared up because it was HUGHES. i know what's coming, in theory, i've watched the series and read the manga tons of times, but i can't wait to do it all over again.
nyagosstar: (golden swirl)
i am unreasonably tired. okay, maybe not unreasonably as my day started at 5:45, but still.

the first draft to my fma big bang fic is finished, clocking in at over 23,000 words which is about 5,000 words more than i was expecting. sometimes i have a hard time wrapping things up. i like it as a whole, there are a couple areas i want to expand and maybe a scene or two that need some editing, but it's done. at this point, that feels like the most important part.

i'm still stewing over the first budget proposal for 2011 which cut all funding for the NASA Constellation project and has limited NASA's budget to 6 billion dollars over the next five years.

two things about this: 1) the Constellation project is the program which was intended to replace the shuttle program. this is important because the shuttles are old like whoa, guys, some of them are as old as i am. they were good tech when they were developed but we can do better. also, did i mention they're old? they need to be replaced to keep bad things from happening to our astronauts. 2) 6 billion dollars may sound like a big number, and it is, but 6 billion dollars for a space program spread out over five years when the expectation is that most of that will be spent in incentives to get private companies to develop new space flight technology is nothing.

look, i understand we're in a bad place financially as a country. we've got a huge debt to deal with and lots of problems, but cutting the space program is not something that should be up for discussion. what is the purpose of government if not to help us do the things we can't do on our on? i can't build roads or schools or hospitals. i can't clean my own water or make sure that every person i buy food from is doing his best not to poison me. it is not in my power to help every person without a home or enough income to feed her family. i have a government to help me with these things. i'm a happy tax payer because i get to enjoy these benefits. but you know what else i can't do on my own? i can't go into space on my own.

to take away the dream of the astronaut is criminal. worse yet is to privatize that dream. space, brought to you by mcdonalds.

this is all a little less cohernt than i'd like it to be, i'm still working through exactly what i'm thinking and what i'm feeling because for the first time in my adult, voting life i'm wrting letters to my representatives because this is no okay. i'm angry to the point of tears because it's more than just space exploration, it's more than just the potential gain in science and technology--do you like your personal computer? you wouldn't have it if not for the space program-- it's a symbol. it was a promise made to me as a child that the stars were within reach and at this moment, they have never felt further away.

this is the first step in removing some of the anger and crazy 'i should be living on the moon'-ness of my arguments because i don't want to have to add the "PS I am not a crackpot." but it's a very emotional issue and it's going to take a little while for me to get there.


i've just been informed that when i type, i type in a rhythm, sort of like waves, which is weird and now i'm oddly self conscious about how i type.

chapter 104

Feb. 9th, 2010 05:27 pm
nyagosstar: (roy wtf face)
when the hell did ed get almost as tall as roy? omg he's so grown up.

and in other news, did what i think just happened actually happen? for real?

cause i want to weep.

ha ha ha

Jan. 16th, 2010 09:23 pm
nyagosstar: (king roy)
this is me not panicking.

because sometimes i forget about signing up for stuff and realize i have a little over two weeks before i have my first draft for the fma big bang due. do you know how long it's been since i've written fma? good thing ed and co. are so accommodating character-wise.

luckily i'm on vacation this week so i can read through some of my old stuff and find me feet again.
nyagosstar: (roy wtf face)
makes me want fma to be more like bleach where i can happily believe that no one dies. but as the manga has proven over and over, that isn't the case and that was a mean, mean, mean place to leave us.
nyagosstar: (all is one)
i've been really bad about keeping up with lj in the last month or so. i got the automatic payment update from them this morning and thought, huh, it's been a while, hasn't it? i've got a lot of reading to catch up on, people's fic that i really love that are sitting in a bookmarks file for when i have time. i've been playing in other online mediums, but while they might be shiny for the moment, lj feels like home. it's comfortable and worn in all the right places. lj is fandom and information and laughter.

in related news, the new round of fma started on sunday and i'm a little bit in love, all over again. it's taking a little bit to adjust to the style, hughes in particular looks a little like disney!hughes, but everyone is alive and relatively happy and it's the bright part before everything goes to shit. i LOVE the way Central looks, the animation of the city is much deeper and closer and it looks like a city to me, a difference i didn't even know i was missing until i saw the first episode.

i like the changes in the plot, setting up for where we're going and letting us know that this is going to be following the manga plot, which, btw, it complete and total fucking love.

so, yeah, overall? awesome.

oh, and tudors started last night, too. it's a little trashy, a little porny, horrifying historically inaccurate, but i can't help but love it and i'm so happy the season finally started.
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because i've been meaning to talk about the movie Valkyrie and how irritated i am with myself that i kind of want to see it. the blame for which i lay firmly at the feet of fma. because i've been a hater of tom cruise way before it was trendy to dislike him and i can't tell you the last movie i saw that he was in. but here's the problem. it's wwii, they're plotting assassination, and he's got an eye patch. why don't you just call him roy mustang and get it over with. this is what fullmetal does to my brain. thanks, guys.

and secondly, chapter 88? omgf, AL. al, you are made of such win and hohenheim, he's such a cool character and i'm so pleased we're getting to see more of him. i just wish there was a little more of ed in these chapters, i know we're working on big bad plot things, but i kind of miss him, even though he's around. these chapters make me so nervous. fifteen minutes of reading and then a month's worth of anxiety.
nyagosstar: (books)
which is why i've been bad about commenting and updating and various other social interacty things.

i'd first like to say how much i freaking LOVE my flist. just the barest rumor of a confirmation of more fma and we explode with joy. the speculation, the hopes for who we'll see, what's going to come next....omg, you guys, it's AWESOME and i LOVE it. how cool would it be if it were stuff from the manga? there's so much good going on and there are definitely parts of the manga that i've love to see on screen, but then there's also the temptation for them to just keep going with the alternate movie storyline. cause, um, yeah, ed and al, while together are still stuck on this side of the gate. which, even years later, still feels like a little but of a gut punch.

also, the practically hourly updates on torchwood's filming schedule is win, even if i'm not looking at or reading any of the information that's coming through because i prefer to be a spoiler free zone.

and now, because i've been sitting on them and i can't add them to my ocd excel file until my computer is fixed and i can't TELL you how irritated that makes me: books.
the Michael Downing readathon )
the coming zombie apocalypse )
a semi-trashy ya murder mystery )
do audio books count? )
nyagosstar: (meep helena)
here's a tip. when you get a phone call from your boss's boss who asks 'if i bring such and such important person with me, will your store be ready by thursday?' regardless of how it makes you look or your current state of readiness, you say 'NO!'

my nine hour day turned into a 12 hour day which i will likely repeat tomorrow and then just for fun, i'll get to go in for a couple hours on my day off on thursday. my vacation cannot come soon enough.

on a happier notes:

lightening bugs rock. they are possibly the loveliest thing on the planet and let me tell you, it's a pretty damn big place.

started rewatching angel season two after not one but 4 independent conversations started by other people on the subject of angel's awesomeness. i'd completely forgotten all about lorne and moe and angel sings mandy, 'cause i kinda think it's pretty'. gunn, omg, the love for gunn is never ending. and wes, the love for wes is never ending and why the fuck are neither of them working? i rock that opt so hardcore!

it's pretty startling, actually to watch angel which is so smooth and funny and serious all at the same time. it's charmingly self aware, well written and acted and, um, torchwood should be taking notes because often, generally--don't get me wrong, torchwood is my crack--none of those things. it's hard to do silly and serious in the same show and joss does it so effortlessly. *happy sigh*

and finally fullmetal chapter 85. i know this is something of a recurring theme regarding my response to the new chapters but grown up ed is such deep, deep love. everything is coming together so beautifully and i'm pretty sure i'm going to get my heart broken, but i don't care. it's worth it. and roy! omg, you are such a smooth motherfucker and that's why i love you.

and look! weddingfariy!ianto. hee!
nyagosstar: (babies)
the bleach movie was so much better than i remembered it being the first time around. renji's voice is awful and surfer!uruhara is awful, but after a little bit, i didn't mind the dub so much, though the japanese cast is about a million times better. it was totally fun because the theater was filled with anime nerds, the type that cheered when kenpachi showed up at the end and laughed at all the stupid jokes. the group experience may have been what made it better.

also found out from the little behind the scenes thing at the beginning of the movie that kubo tite is going to be at comic con. which is huge and i imagine will be next to impossible to see, but he's going to be there and that's pretty fucking awesome.

also, fma chapter 84: when did ed get so grown up? god he's really coming into his own and i couldn't be more proud. and, and oh, no al! can't they catch a break? a month of waiting for ten minutes worth of reading. sigh.
nyagosstar: (pretty melissa)
1) i should not be allowed to set foot in sephora. seriously. it is a problem and i should probably be in a group for it or something. but the shiny gets me every damn time. i have four new eye shadows, a new angle brush and an electric blue eye liner. because this is necessary to my existance.

2) iron man was awesome. i know i am late to this party by, like, two weeks, but it bears repeating. it was awesome. stayed through the credits and made a little eeek-ing sound because sam is the man.

2.5) i am tentatively less horrified by the prospect of indiana jones. the preview on the big screen, i'm sad to say, did me in. i heard the music and i got all teary. it's the SW:TPM all over again. the preview is SO GOOD. hopefully the movie will hold out. i'll leave you with this bit of terror, though: what was the last good movie harrison ford made? what was the last good movie george lucas made? what was the last good movie steven spielberg made? yeah. this could be a trifecta of terror, my friends.

3) newest chapter of fma was good and cool and fun and then the last six pages were brilliant. epic, movie quality stuff here, boys and girls. i'm so sad we'll never see that scene in an anime form because it was amazing.

that is all.


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