maplemood: (galaxy quest)
  • One of my big plans for the summer is to study and prep for Praxis I (the first round of tests that I need to pass in order to be officially accepted into my school's teacher education program). This means, most likely, buying a couple study manuals, taking a couple practice tests, and stressing like nobody's business. I've taken the PSAT, the SAT, and the GED, plus tons of exams in college, so it's not like this is unfamiliar territory. That still doesn't help my testing anxiety. Oh well. The only way out is through. 
  • My sister bought Logan on DVD a few days ago. Last night we finally sat down to watch it. I have to admit that I zoned out a bit (it was my third time seeing it and I'm still not completely emotionally recovered from the first two times, so), especially towards the end, but this is still such an amazingly good movie. It was also fun picking up on even more ways that it parallels or contradicts themes from Shane ("I don't like guns." and "There aren't any more guns in the valley."; "You're going to have to learn to live with it." vs. "There's no living with it, the killing."). 
  • I'm honestly not too sure about my plans for this weekend. Obviously I'll try to get some writing done. I've also got a Carl Hiaasen book I need to finish reading, and a bedroom I should probably clean. That's about it. I'm not sure yet if I'm bored or happy to get the chance to do basically nothing. Doing basically nothing gets old pretty fast, especially during summer break, and I haven't been able to find a steady summer job, which just makes it worse. 
That's about it for me. Anyone else got more exciting weekend plans?

maplemood: (donna)
Ended up with an unexpected chunk of free time today that I'm hoping to spend writing. If things go as planned (but when do they ever?) I might post some updates this evening. At the moment I have one fic that I'm actively working on, one I want to work on, one (for the Defenders Big Bang) that I should be working on, and two others that are on the back burner. I really need to start budgeting my time better and just get some of these done. But we'll see how this goes. 
maplemood: (peter pan)
Because I realized I should do a better job of introducing myself. Here are four (hopefully interesting) facts about me and the stuff I like.

• I’ve been writing more or less steadily for about nine years. Most of that time I worked on original fiction (and most of it wasn’t very good). I’ve only just started writing fanfic, though I’ve been reading it for a couple years. Currently my favorite fandoms are Daredevil, Pacific Rim, and Jessica Jones. That said, I’m not picky; if something’s well-written I’ll probably like it.
• My favorite drink of all time is Sprite. Especially grape-flavored Sprite.
• Crack pairings give me life. If a couple has no chance of ever getting together in canon (think Matt/Jessica or Foggy/Elektra), chances are I probably ship them. And in the end, it’s not about actually wanting an insane pairing to be canon—I just like imagining situations in which that kind of relationship just might work out. (Other favorites: Trish/Malcolm and Mako/Newt.)
• My favorite colors are yellow, green, blue, purple, and pink. The Outsiders is one of my absolute favorite books. Logan broke my heart in the best possible way. I’m in college, hoping to teach high school English once I get out. I like emotional stories full of family drama and complicated female characters. I like complicated characters, period.

Don’t be afraid to say hi! I’m sometimes shy, but I do love meeting new people. :) 

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