dolewhip: (Pokemon: Team Rocket)
Hello to readers new and old, alike! I decided with so many people joining DW now, I might as well make a nice little introduction here to make a sticky post in this journal. So, let's go...

The Basics
Name: Jingle 
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Age: 24
Birth Month: September
Location: USA
What I Post: Lots of fandom stuff, be that fic, general thoughts, or anything in between. I also will make fairly simple updates/observations about the world and daily life, with the occasional deeper post that will be locked to my access list.
My Active Fandoms: Disney/Animated Films, Steven Universe, Pokemon (games and some of the anime), Disney's Descendants, Monster High
Less Active or Inactive Fandoms: Avatar: The Last Airbender, Phineas and Ferb, Wander Over Yonder, Gravity Falls, The Big Bang Theory, Harry Potter, Friends, Disney Fairies, Sofia the First, Ever After High, Guardians of the Galaxy (MCU), Ouran High School Host Club

Couldn't think of all that much to say. )

[sticky entry] Sticky: To-Write List

May. 4th, 2017 06:44 pm
dolewhip: (Big Hero 6: Hiro)
I need a proper, ever-updating list of things I am/should be writing, so this is the place for that. This is primarily for my own reference.
  1. Cleo de Nile/Lagoona Blue for [community profile] 15kisses 
  2. Steven Universe for [community profile] whole_new_world 
  3. Steven  Universe college AU series - expansion of the above.
  4. Disney's Descendants AU/rewrite.


Updated 6/14.
dolewhip: (Stock: Magic)
Dear Author,

Thank you for writing for me for this celebration of rare pairs! I'm so, so looking forward to whatever it is you write me; I'm sure I'll love it!

I'd like to start with a general DNW list, and then I'll move onto any fandom-specific notes and ideas beneath a cut!

DNWs:
  • Sad endings
  • Explicit sexual content
  • Non-Con/Dub-Con
  • Incest
  • Genderbends
  • Body Horror
  • Gore of any kind
  • Crackfic
  • Non-Canon Character Death
  • Drug Use (unless canon)

Read more... )
dolewhip: (Stock: Nature and Light)
The good news: There's official a release date for the Ducktales reboot! No more 'sometime this summer'!

The mildly frustrating news: August. Twelfth. Urgh, I don't want to wait that long! And that's just for the tv movie premiere - the series doesn't officially start until over a month later in late September.

But it's no big deal. I can wait; I'm an adult with patience, etc., etc. Heh.

I think I'm going to make fried rice tomorrow, which I'm excited for. I better make sure I have soy sauce... And maybe actually put scallions in it, for once! That would be delicious.

On that note... Anyone have any savory and nutritious recipes they'd like to share/link me to? I want to try some new ones; I always cook the same things.
dolewhip: (Pokemon: Lisia & Ali)
I'm reading a book that isn't Rise of the Isle of the Lost! It's YA, but the older end of the YA spectrum, especially compared to Rise of the Isle. I'm reading Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell, which -  I won't lie - I was super nervous about reading. I thought it was, at best, going to be about how writing original fiction is inherently better than writing fanfiction. I'm at chapter twenty-seven - well over halfway through the book - and I don't feel that's what it's trying to push.

And it's so nice to be completely and utterly sucked in by a book, like in the old days. I read over half of the book the day I got it out, and then took a break to write and be generally distracted for a day or two, and read a few chapters this morning.

Oh, but technically - I did read something yesterday! Because Make Art (On Purpose!), a Steven Universe book, came in the mail. I ordered - well, pre-ordered - this thing in... January, I think? I was disappointed when I saw the book - it was even thinner than I expected, and more wide. Less book-book, more activity-book, which I was aware it would be, really, but still wasn't expecting - if that makes sense.

But then I started reading it. I haven't drawn in it or anything. I don't do that with these books anymore - I have some similar Phineas and Ferb books - because I like to have them in nice, new condition. But just reading it was... Surprisingly cool? It's cute and highly off-beat art project ideas for kids, but it really encourages the reader to think about art in ways that are outside of the box. My favorite page is about art you can't see or anything. It's about art that exists in your mind, as sensations.

And the whole thing is sprinkled with little "commentaries" from Steven, Peridot, and Lapis, which is very cute. And now I want to do the visual art thing. Aside from a doodle of Padparadscha on the back of a notecard recently, I haven't done that in ages. Possibly since last year's Connecticon.
dolewhip: (Stock: Magic)
I've decided to try something I don't go for as often as, perhaps, I should. I'm wondering if anyone would be willing to Beta for me. In this case, I'm looking for a Beta for my Steven Universe College (University) AU. Familiarity with Steven Universe is a must, and being caught up on the show would definitely be ideal.

An open mind and willingness to read uncommon ships is also a must. This is a very, very slash-tastic AU - I legit think Greg/Rose is the only het ship I've got going, maybe one or two other minor ones - but we are talking about Steven Universe here, so I'm hoping that won't be an issue.

We can communicate over email, or we can stick to DreamWidth, in which case I'll set up Google Docs, or just post private entries. Or if there's a third option you want to explore? Sure, let me know and I'll try to make it work!

Also, if you can't offer to Beta, but you think you know someone who'd be interested, or know of some kind of Beta-finding community here on DW, please tell me about them/the comm!

If you'd like to see some of my writing, my AO3 works are here. What I have up there isn't exactly recent, but it's what I've written most recently (and beyond). Honestly, I could have done varying degrees of better on certain fics especially. ('Hoist the Colors' and 'test my limits' are only still up because they were gifts, and unfortunately, I just realized they were gifts for the same person. Alas.)

Important Edit: Let me know if there are topics you're uncomfortable reading, too, in case those would be a problem.

The only big, triggering issues I'm dealing with so far are Lapis having been in an emotionally/verbally abusive relationship with (an "offstage") Jasper and the death of a character who very, very roughly represents Pink Diamond, which isn't so much explored in detail, itself, but will probably involve a terminal illness, and the character who (very, very roughly) represents Blue Diamond is her sister who hasn't dealt with the loss very well. (I took the sibling path over the admittedly-more-likely-in-canon romantic path; it's not incestuous.)

But already, I've also got a very 'Lapis has a morbid sense of humor' reference to fire and people (specifically, Lapis) burning, so YMMV.

Second Edit: The first part of the College AU is up, actually, without having been Beta Read, so that can give you an idea of what you're getting into!
dolewhip: (Steven Universe: Pearl)
So, this started with me bemoaning my inability to write a college AU based on my relatively outdated and very limited college experience. Well, Laria -[personal profile] facetiousfutz - lead me in a few directions that are very promising, but mentioned also being on the look-out for references and recommendations for college or high school AUs, or any kind of writing in such settings.

So, first and foremost, this is a post where I invite anyone - anyone at all who sees it - to contribute to a list I'm collecting of helpful media or writing guides, or anything else that can help an author writing a college or high school setting. Please, I'd love additions to the list; ideally, they'll keep growing.

Now, here are the (very limited) resources and references I have so far. I have not watched/read all of these, by any means, and have instead compiled these largely from lists online. All of these titles come with a Your Mileage May Vary warning, and please, do your research before jumping in if there are certain topics you want to avoid. Some of these get pretty dark.

Things to Watch - College Setting
Boy Meets World
Gilmore Girls
Legally Blonde
Undeclared

Things to Watch - High School Setting
Boy Meets World
Gilmore Girls
Glee
The Breakfast Club
The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Degrassi
Skins

Things to Watch - Middle School Setting
Boy Meets World
As Told By Ginger

Books to Read - College Setting

A Little Something Different by Sandy Hall
Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
Roomies by Sara Zarr and Tara Alterbrando

Books to Read - High School Setting
Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
Boy Meets Boy by David Levithan*
The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

Books to Read - Middle School Setting
The Misfits Series by Jame Howe

Potentially Helpful Websites
Haley's "Quick and Dirty College Fundamentals"
Wiki How: Campus Life Articles

*The High School and overall setting in Boy Meets Boy is far from typical, or even realistic, but the situations and characters are a good reference, I'd say.
dolewhip: (Steven Universe: Amethyst (Sketch))
It's so hot. I hate this. I didn't mind all the rain at all, and now... Ugh. I'm melting. Anyway.

I have a big writing project in the works, specifically, my Treat Yo Self Descendants reboot... Thing. So that's exciting, and will probably double as my Camp NaNo project in July.

I want to warm up with some, like, shorter things, though. I haven't really written fic in a kind of a while - you know, by my standards - so I'd like to get un-rusty. Thing is... I can't decide what I want to write. I have a few ideas: A Steven Universe college AU is the big one that keeps coming up, but... It might be easier if I'd been in college a) longer and b) more recently. And... I know I have other ideas to write jotted down somewhere, but I can't remember what they are, or where I wrote them down.

I'm pretty focused on SU for the warm-up writing, since it won't be my Camp NaNo/Treat Yo Self project, and I've had 'all the feels' since Wanted. Um... But yeah! It's weird, I have motivation to write, and inspiration to write, but just... Not enough of either, I guess.

I think I can blame the heat for all the motivation I'm missing, honestly. This kind of weather always makes me feel so sluggish. (I love summer as a concept - the idea of freedom and creativity and all that during summer is still drilled in my brain from my school days, and Phineas and Ferb, but why can't we have that big break in spring? Which, yes, I suppose it's technically still spring for a few more days, but you know.)
dolewhip: (Pokemon: Cheren & Serperior)
I'm falling in love with AO3 fic exchanges. I love the way they're set up, and I love the forgiving attitude, haha. But mostly, it's just so fun to see what people nominate and get inspired to write. I'm also participating in Treat Yo Self, which is such a great idea.

Additionally, I've already found a cabin for July's Camp NaNoWriMo, which is wonderful. Not quite sure what I'll be writing for that, and I plan to keep it that way as long as I can. I always end up changing at the last minute, anyway, heh.

And finally (well, on the writing front), I've been writing a bit of non-exchange, non-Camp fic. It's nice to feel the desire to write...

...And even nicer, in some ways, to feel the desire to read! Granted, it's been 99% fanfic that I've been reading (the remaining 1% is Rise of the Isle of the Lost and, if you count them, SU comics), but I have been reading. Lately, I've not been able to muster up the focus for that at all, so... Yay! :D

And tonight I go to what I've taken to calling 'The Junior Tony Awards', which is... An overstatement, but hey. My brother's school musical is up for several awards this year - including one that would go to my brother, himself - so I'm pumped! Plus, from what I've been told, the nominees will be performing at the awards show, and there's nothing that puts me in a better mood than some live musical theatre!
dolewhip: (Phineas and Ferb: Phineas)
Since my last (access-only) entry was... Pretty much a total downer, I thought I'd post something happy before I left for work today. Here are a few things that are making me smile today:

The official release of the Steven Universe soundtrack yesterday was the best thing. I think I've listened to the whole thing through three times already, heh!

The dolls I probably shouldn't have ordered from the Disney Store site arrive Monday, which is going to be fun. Can't wait to take pictures! (I have an Instagram account for doll photography. Yup, dollstagram is definitely A Thing.)

I've been rewatching Phineas and Ferb on Netflix, and honestly, I'd forgotten how funny and clever the show is!

My first non-holiday fic/art exchange will have the works up tomorrow, iirc, and I'm so pumped - not to mention super curious as to which of my requests was filled. (I mean, I have a suspicion just based on which fandom is most popular, but still - exciting!)


Wanted

May. 29th, 2017 10:00 pm
dolewhip: (Steven Universe: Original Garnet)
DID ANYONE ELSE JUST SEE THAT
dolewhip: (Steven Universe: Amethyst (Sketch))
I'm in kind of in a glum place, but I have an idea that - if you're willing to participate, readers - could be a good mood-boost, and maybe even give me some fic inspiration.

Backstory time! See, today I found a notebook I bought at a bookstore sometime before 2015. I know it was pre-2015 because this was the notebook I bought specifically for writing my own interpretation of the 'Disney Descendants' story, (before any of the actual media was released), when that was A Thing I Was Going To Do.

I never actually wrote any story, as you might guess, but I did have some characters planned out based on an early character list from Descendants pre-production days. I had a reason for all of their personalities, based on who the characters' parents were and how said parents would have raised their children.  I really enjoy writing/planning next-gen stuff like that, as well as analyzing canon next-gen media; seeing what makes sense to me and what doesn't.

So, here's my idea for those who want to participate; sort of a discussion and sort of a game.

Give me a ship. You can grab something off my ship list to be safe, or you can get adventurous! It's okay if a couple wouldn't be able to have biological children. Adoption/surrogacy/etc. is always a good option. Hell, even if they'd be unable to have and raise their own children, period - I'm thinking SU ships, in that case, but if it applies to anything else, too - that's what AUs are for!

So, you've picked a ship? Awesome! Now I'll give you my thoughts on what their offspring may be like. You can simply leave the pairing in a comment, or you can get the ball rolling by offering your own thoughts on the kid(s)!

And if you want to grab the basic idea of this game and propose it to your own readers... Go for it!
dolewhip: (Inside Out: Disgust)
I'm back to that 'writing fic is like pulling teeth' place. I don't know why. I've cut back on the number of projects I'm working on, so I can take some pressure off myself. This is mean to be an enjoyable pastime, after all... Hopefully that'll work. I just wish this didn't keep swinging from one extreme to the other. Ugh.

dolewhip: (Descendants: Jay)
I slipped back into not keeping up with my journal or reading page. Oops. I also haven't been writing.

Well, okay, that's actually untrue! I've been writing, but it's all been in forum rp. I'm having fun, but not getting any of my owed fills or my tables done. Now, it just doesn't make sense to double my time for writing, so I'll have to balance out what I'm writing in the time I do have.

I can't believe how quickly we're wrapping up May and heading into June! I know we have about half of May left, but the first half felt like such a blur. While I hate to see spring leave so quickly - we didn't have any spring weather here in April; not really - I'm so excited for this summer! Connecticon is going to be great, and I'm also 100% ready for Descendants 2 to come out already. (Seriously, this franchise is the best ridiculous, campy guilty pleasure I've indulged in in a long, long time.)

Also, so the real world is sure... I mean... That's... Happening.
dolewhip: (GotG: Yondu's Trinket)
[personal profile] evilkingstan expressed interest in my Steven Universe & Guardians of the Galaxy crossover, so I'm putting the ideas I've jotted down thus far here! MAJOR spoilers for both fandoms ahead.

Again, spoilers! )
dolewhip: (Stock: Candy)
I'm so, so bad at binge-watching things, but will be attempting to get some of that in during my free time this summer! Here's the long-term list:
  • Burn Notice
  • Girl Meets World
  • Pokemon XYZ
  • Avatar: The Legend of Korra
  • Yu-Gi-Oh
  • Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir
  • Silver Spoon
  • Gunslinger Girl

Good & Bad

May. 9th, 2017 12:25 pm
dolewhip: (Steven Universe: Stevonnie)
Good Stuff: Yesterday I saw Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2, and today I got up-to-date with Steven Universe. If anyone reading this has seen GotG Vol 2 and is caught up on SU, let me know, please! I have an idea for a crossover I might write with lots of BrOTP, if anyone's interested in hearing about it.

Bad Stuff: Exhaustion, mostly. I'm also still kind of in a depressed funk.
dolewhip: (Pokemon: Zinnia)
Kind of a rough weekend for me, all around. But tomorrow there's a new Steven Universe, plus I'll be seeing Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.

An uplifting part of yesterday was re-watching the original Guardians of the Galaxy while eating Milano cookies... Get it?
dolewhip: (Star Wars: Rey)
Happy Star Wars Day, y'all! May the Force be with you! ;D

I'm in a better mood than I was last night, even though I didn't get much sleep and I'm still not feeling very creative... But a fresh morning - even one as cold as this - is always a good upper, eh?

I have a pretty short shift today, too, so that's kind of nice! And it's payday; gotta love that.

In the back of my mind, I'm toying with the idea of starting a live action canon Disney Kink Meme, as the existing current Disney Kink Meme is strictly for the animated canon or crossovers involving the animated canon. With Disney making so many live action remakes these days, it just feels like a logical thing to do. I'm not sure if I'd include Star Wars or MCU, since those things have their own Kink Memes, but my general feeling is "if it falls under the right category, it should be allowed", without specifications or stipulations.

Of course, this would also cover Disney's original live action films, from the Pirates franchise to the oldies like 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. I'm less certain where Disney Channel films or series would fall, because while I'm personally all for including them, I also barely use kink memes for kinky writing... But others do, of course, and might be uncomfortable with that point.

Q & A

May. 3rd, 2017 08:02 am
dolewhip: (OTP: Dorlin (Finding Nemo))
I'm grabbing this from [personal profile] cassie_faith!

We all know each other from our journals. Some better than others. Sometimes, posts don't say everything about us. Sometimes we wonder if it would be rude to ask a personal question, so we don't. Is there anything about me you want to ask? This is your chance to ask me anything about me/my life. I'm pretty open when it comes to myself, so shoot. If I'm uncomfortable answering something, I'll let you know - no big!
 
Screening comments is on.
dolewhip: (Monster High: Draculaura)
Writing's been a bit slow lately, but when I do finish something, (and like it), it's going in my new writing comm, [community profile] withjustaspark.

Which... Definitely needs more femslash, so far. Luckily, my writing to-do list for [community profile] disney_kink includes an Ariel/Zarina piece!

I also have to write my Milo/Kuzco piece that I keep starting over on, as well as a fill for an open-ended prompt set in a bar.

I'm also participating in [community profile] familyex and [community profile] not_primetime.

Finally, I'm still open to starting up a few one on one roleplay plots, if anyone wants to check out my muselist. (I want to add Cassandra from the Tangled tv series to that list, but I have to make sure I can find icons/screencaps first.)

As you can see, I'm putting a big focus on writing right now, at least in my time off from work. I recently bought myself a lovely book; a follow-up to one I read ages ago that contains a lot of inspiration for writing, from prompts to revision tips to anecdotes. It's really a lifesaver.


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