kat_elric: (From the Soul to the Song)
So hey any lingering people on this journal! I was planning on spending much of the summer writing but then something happened. I got pregnant.

I am ecstatic to be pregnant and it was planned, however the sickness that sometimes comes from it was not. I spent two months feeling sick and sleeping. Needless to say I didn't get anything done. We will have to see what the future brings but I do plan to write again.

That said, I have seen some things about lj getting worse and worse. I'm going to have to look into this and I might be migrating to dreamwidth. If that happens I will certainly let you guys know and give you the link for my stuff over there.

This may become more journaly for a while I stead of just stories. Sorry about that for anyone still following me. ^^;
kat_elric: (friends - lionking)
So the interesting thing about being a teacher is remembering all the fun you used to have as a kid.

For the past 9 weeks, I have been teaching a creative writing class. It has been so much fun it interact with young writers in various stages and commitments of writing. It reminds me of just how much I used to enjoy writing before life became to busy to do it any more. Between being married and teaching, I just don't seem to have the same amount of hours that I used to have. Plus not that my husband is not supportive, he just tends to want to do things together all the time. When I write, I tend to curl up for hours and not want to be interrupted so that I don't lose my train of thought.

Still these kids have me smiling. They asked me early on if I knew what yaoi and fanfiction were... I just smiled. If my students only knew.

Any who, I am working (very slowly) on finishing the UKISS side story in my Of Flesh universe. I won't start posting until it is finished because I don't want to make people wait a ton. I've also be tossing around a few original ideas.

On another note, I have discovered the group named Seventeen.... Heaven help me they remind me so much of Super Junior with all their personality... As soon as I learn all of them, all bets are probably off...

And this post has been so random! Sorry guys. I know there are still a few of you who read this. I'm very thankful for those of you that hang around.
kat_elric: (From the Soul to the Song)
*pokes the old and forgotten pages*

Soooooo. Hey guys, hehe. Or shall I say, hello to anyone who is still watching this journal in the hopes that someday I may return. It has been a crazy 2 years for me and a lot has changed.

First the good news. For those of you that are worried about this being an "I'm done with this and moving on forever," post, it isn't. My fiction with always be up here for all of you to read (or here until the site dies or the world ends).

Now for those of you who are curious, here is why I have been completely absent for so long. As I said in a previous post, I was hired as a high school math and english teacher in a location that meant I had to move out of my home state and find a place to stay as well as get myself established. Now anyone that teaches can tell you that even though you have eight hour days and the same vacations as a student, there is so much more time that a teacher has to put into their classroom to be successful. That unfortunately cut my time to write pretty significantly.

Then I also met the man that will become my husband this June and, as you all can imagine, that mostly killed the rest of my time to write. (The fact that he is a total nerd and introduced me to a new MMO didn't help.... :) )

So all of that said, I haven't lost my desire to write, nor the will to do so. It is something that I plan to get back into the summer and next year. It should be even easier for me since I am hoping to teach a creative writing class and I plan to work on creating more story while my kids do, leading by example and all of that.

Since I haven't written in over two years I feel very rusty lol. That doesn't kill my desire to want to get back into though!

I would be more than happy to hear from any of you that are hanging around and I'm sorry for being absent for so long. Also if you would like to help me overcome my supreme writer's block, I am taking an prompts you guys can come up with. I can't promise that any fanfiction will be good since I have been away from the characters (and most of kpop) for a bit but I am willing to try anything. I can also very easily create new characters for whatever you come up with or play in one of my existing universes. Go ahead and hit me with them. :)
kat_elric: (From the Soul to the Song)
Thank you guys for the kind comments on the last post (which I have since deleted). Lack of sleep has a tendency to bring out my emotional crazy side which I would normally not share with anyone and post it for all to see. Rather embarrassing if I do say so myself, and I am more mature than that.

On a complete side note I have been watching far to much British television (BBC shows like Sherlock and Doctor Who will be the death of me) and reading to much fan fiction of the same. I used the word 'shag' with my sister yesterday and have developed quite a fondness for it. (as well as the 'bloody' used as a curse of sorts not to mean that needed red stuff being smeared all over the place). American English sounds so dull and lame in comparison lol.

In other news I have a bit of writing going on. Saanrio and I have been working on a co-written piece that fits into the OFFF universe set four or so years into the future. We will probably finish writing it or get very close to done before posting that way both of our muses don't go, "meh we don't care anymore". I still have the UKISS one to finish in that universe and, as everyone knows, of Season and Spots (which I hope will be done soon!) I'm also working on revamping the universe with the goal of publication since the muses seem agreeable. If you have any help as to how to go about that, I will take any knowledge I can get my hands on.

I hope everyone's weekend treats them well!
kat_elric: (From the Soul to the Song)
Thank you so much for all of the caring comments I read on my last entry. I didn't even mean to make that a public one, but then I realized people were commenting on it and there it was lolol. Needless to say I learned that posting in the wee hours of the morning is a bad idea. Still I was very touched to hear from all of you, some of you that I hadn't heard from in a while and some that I had never heard of before. Everyone was very supportive and encouraging and I'm thankful to have people that will lift me up like that even if they have never seen me in person or perhaps never even chatted with me before.

I actually heard from my recruiter today and I have an interview on Monday for a middle school in southern South Korea. So now I'm incredibly excited an nervous all at the same time. I want to do this so badly but it is so different from anything I have ever done. I have only traveled outside the US twice (if Canada counts) and the farthest I have gone on my own is one state over lol. So this is a huge thing to me!

Now I'm looking at my bank account which isn't empty but certainly could use a boost in funds and trying to figure out how I can make some extra cash. I do work, but my loan payments pull 600 from me a month. I'm open to any ideas you guys have, or if there is something you would buy from me? I thought about trying to sell some writing but I don't know if I am a writer anyone would want to pay to have stuff from lol. I also have no idea what I would charge for that... Maybe if I stare at my bank account long enough the numbers will slowly roll up just to get me to stop looking... although probably not! lolol.
kat_elric: (friends - lionking)
So I am hosting a Scentsy party for friends and family in the area and figured that everyone here are kind of my extend friend base. Therefore I decided to extend the invitation here as well!

Firstly, please in no was feel like you have to buy or need to 'help me out' by purchasing something. At most all the purchases would do (besides being good for my cousin who is the consultant) is get me free stuff. While I don't mind getting free stuff, that isn't why I am putting this here.

Some of you, like me, enjoy buying candles or warmers or other yummy smelling things to put in your home. I have personally sniffed a lot of thier scents and enjoy many of them. They are very nice quality products and the warmers themselves fit in very nicely with the decor. They also sell lotions and a few other odds and ends.

Check it out here if you want to buy or just look around.

That will take you directly to my party so if you do buy anything it is credited for me.

Please don't feel like you have to buy anything! And feel free to look at all the cute stuff and dream (like I do all the time lolol).
kat_elric: (friends - lionking)
Hey guys. I just wanted to notify you that my sister has just had the first kid in my family and I am officially an aunt! Landon was born this evening coming in at 6lb 14.9oz. I'm so excited and even more so that I was able to sneak out of work and be there for it!

Needless to say updates could be shaky for awhile, but I don't expect them to be disrupted too badly (obviously this killed me 'write every night' plan).

But!! All hope is not lost! Spring break starts on Friday so I will have a week with no plans, between being an aunt, that I can write during! Hopefully I will be able to finish up Of Seasons and Spots and work on I don't even know yet.... maybe Of Calescence and Chroma for any UKISS/Jay's seethe fans out there? But no promises on anything (okay we all know by now to nod and smile and wait till something appears before cheering when it comes to my writing).


Oct. 27th, 2012 10:55 am
kat_elric: (Rawr - lion king)
I am kinda miffed right now. Nothing is being helpful to me! Does anyone know where I could find information about what is acceptable in social situations in South Korea? I mean the little every day things such as: Is it polite or offensive to ask after someones health? Are there comments you just don't make in polite conversation? I'm planning to move to South Korea to teach for a year and while I know they do give foriegners a lot of leway, I really want to understand the culture and respect it. Help! Please!

In other news I haven't been able to write in months. I don't know why, only that the words won't come. I wrote something four pages long the other day but I'm not certain I will ever finish it. It is very irritating to me that I don't seem to be able to write anything... but I don't know what to do to fix it... *cries*
kat_elric: (facepalm)
It has been such a bad week. I will spare you the boring details of my life, but sufice to say that I am ready to trade in this body model for a new and better functioning version. I've been chugging chicken broth like it is going out of style for days because it is the only thing that seems to be keeping me from coughing up a lung!

GDI I just sneezed all over my computer... gross. * sanitizes everything*

Anyway... I have been trying to write this week and the muses have spent most of it curled up and trying to care for one another. No body has had any energy to work...

In the good news the school year ends in 8 more school days which means that when I don't have to deal with middle schoolers everyday I should have more energy to write! Although it would be helpful if my muses wanted to write something outside of my Of Flesh universe...

Anyway, as the title says I now have a tumblr! I'm still working on figuring out how to consistantly spell the dumb thing, let alone how to use it. Most of the time I spend reblogging anything that strikes my fancy which is a lot of randomness at the moment. I will be posting tidbits on there every now and again. Oh maybe I'll do tumblr drabbles! *head desk* Anyway if you want to stalk me or whatever, you can find me here!
kat_elric: (unimpressed - frog)
Ok... normally I'm a fairly level headed person that isn't prone to ranting (besides the occasional rant to my friends in rl, sorry guys) but enough is enough. I can't keep silent and while I could write this all down in a journal, where is the fun in that.

So firstly, for your viewing pleasure, I have THE WORK RANT. (For those of you that may not know, I work in a Middle School as a long term sub. Basically I am the teacher for two months while this teacher is out with a bad back and I get paid and treated like crap to do the teachers job.)

Work Rant )

And now for my other rant of the night... what I am calling my KPOP RANT.

The Kpop Rant )
kat_elric: (Default)
I realized, this morning after talking with someone, that I don't really have a welcome or introduction post where people can comment and ask to friend me or just talk to me in general. So I am now creating one... Kind of... lol.

Hello to all of my readers and visitors. Here you will find the archives of my writings, both fanfiction and a few original pieces. I love all of my comments and don't mind any bit of constructive criticism if you don't like or don't understand something. Please feel free to speak your mind as long as you are respectful of the fact that I have my own opinions and ideas as well. Anything that I post on here that you can read I fully expect people to comment on so if you can read it then don't worry about feeling bad about commenting on it!

You can find my masterlist of fiction here. Feel free to browse and explore, read and comment until your heart is content.

I'm also on Twitter with mostly nonsensical things.... feel free to follow me!

I post fanfiction news and snippets, along with a lot of randomness on my Tumblr. Jump over there if you would like to keep up to date on that and feel free to follow!

I also hang on on AIM most days and I'm more then willing to chat with anyone who wants to drop me a line at just about anything. I'm karinachildoG@aol.com if you would like to message me.

I'm not certain what else to say in this, lol. If you have any comments, questions, or strange noises to make feel free to shoot me a comment or a message. I'm friendly and I don't bite, most days. ^_^

Feel free to comment here with any
kat_elric: (Default)
Look I'm alive! I have just been reasonably busy jumping from one thing to the other. The muses are wanting to write bSo I haven't up and died or anything of that nature. I am still working on a couple of pieces, although very slowly (which is why I am waiting until they are finished to start posting chapters). It has just been a busy time for me. I have been bouncing around from classroom to classroom and I finally landed another long term which means I have to get back in the swing of teaching and all that good stuff. However it seems that my muses want to write, just not on anything I have going for the moment. This is where you all come in. It's drabble request time again! This time we are staying in the Super Junior fandom (mostly because those are my current noisy muses) and will be at least 500 words in lenght.

Here is what I need from you:
Pairing: (any are acceptable but EunHae will almost certain get written due to my muses mood... don't ask)
Universe: any that I have created, real world, or something else is fine.
Max rating: not a guarantee that I will get it that high but I don't want to go higher than your comfort.
Random word or phrase: it can be any word and I will be making it the title as well as tying it in.
Prompt ideas: not required but certainly helpful!

Ready! Set! Go!
kat_elric: (Default)
Taking a look at my bank account today, and I found it to be a sad sad thing... It stinks that I graduated from college with a BA degree and I can't find a job in my field... it really really stinks... Needless to say I either A) have to get a second job, or B) have to come up with some way to make some additional funds.

So to that end I figured I would pool the collective minds for ideas... I really don't want to get a second job since doing so would give me no time to do the things I love, namely write, but I'm down to having little choice.

Any ideas guys?
kat_elric: (not gonna take it - Sora eyes)
So I was an idiot and responded to her.... my bad... *head desk*
Warning: Personal Rant Ahead )
kat_elric: (facepalm)
So I was chatting online with one of my friends and we started talking about accents and words that we use because we live in different parts of the world. From there we decided to do a voice meme thing and she found one that seemed sort of fun. So I did it... *dies of embarissment* All the pics in this vid are ones that I took because I was too lazy to get my webcam hooked up and I wanted to give you all something to look at while listening to me go on and on lol....

Here is the orginal script I followed:

"Your name and username.

Where you’re from.

Pronounce the following words: Aunt, Roof, Route, Theater, Iron, Salmon, Caramel, Fire, Water, New Orleans, Pecan, Both, Again, Probably, Alabama, Lawyer, Coupon, Mayonnaise, Pajamas, Caught, Naturally, Aluminium, GIF, Tumblr, Crackerjack, Doorknob, Envelope, GPOY.

What is it called when you throw toilet paper on a house?

What is a bubbly carbonated drink called?

What do you call gym shoes?

What do you call your grandparents?

What do you call the wheeled contraption in which you carry groceries at the supermarket?

What is the thing you change the TV channel with?

Choose a book and read a passage to it.

Do you think you have an accent?

Be a wizard or a vampire?

Do you know anyone on Tumblr in real life?"
kat_elric: (Is the oven on?)
*sings and dances* My computer is back! My computer is back!

For those of you who don't follow me on twitter, I had to call Dell almost 2 weeks ago about some repairs on my laptop. The screen was flickering and the headphone jack would no longer properly transmit sound. They sent out a tech guy with the parts to my house and the man took apart my computer replaced the parts, put it all back together, and found that it wouldn't turn on. After working with it for 2 hours he called Dell and they said I would have to ship it in (the tech guy at my house told me he was almost certain that the mother board they sent for him to put in was dead and that was why it wasn't turning on). So I had to wait for a box and ship it away so they could fix it and now it is home! It even got a new keyboard along with everything else. I hadn't asked for it but they probably saw that it was so well used that they might as well replace it.

Grand total for all the hassle on my computer: $0

I love having a warentee on this thing. ^_^

Of course this means that the whole next chapter (which I may be finished with) is all written in a notebook and now needs to be translated into type, lol. That should be fun!
kat_elric: (facepalm)
It is funny where you mind goes when you are lying cocooned in your blankets, unable to fall asleep because there is a mouse running around your room and the moment you fall asleep you just know it will come and nibble on your toes (frightening I know). My brain happened, for some reason, to start pondering the process of writing and the product (oddly enough it didn't spend any time on the numerous stories I have waiting to be finished).

I was thinking about the fact that it would be nice to make money for all of the time I spend working on my separate pieces of fiction since I do pour a lot of hours into it. The only way I know to do that is to write a story strictly for publication. As tempting as that sounds, I realized that would take away some of my favorite things about writing. When I finish a chapter it is all I can do to send if off to my beta first and not simply post it because I am so excited to share it with you guys.

I also love hearing the instant feed back on every chapter. I'm not fooling myself into thinking that most of you comment or even a good number of you, but some of you do and I love reading each and every one of them. If I wrote for publication, I might hear from some readers on the book as a whole but no where near as detailed as you all tend to get. (Plus I wouldn't have the pleasure of giving you all horrible cliff hangers...)

All of those thoughts amounted to the fact that while I would love to be a published writer, I am fairly happy doing what I am now and I don't think I could go without doing what I do here. (Although if anyone has any ideas on how I could make extra money on this, I am all ears. lol.)

So now that you have read through all of that, it's all of your favorite time again: Drabble Requests! This time I am going to do drabbles centered on one song. You will provide me with all of the information (and a link to the song) and I will write only for the duration of the song. Sounds fun? Great! You all know the drill (or if you don't just fill in the blanks lol)

Universe: [Due to how short these are going to be, it needs to be a universe that already exists in one of my stories or the real world.]
Preferred rating: [I promise not to go above your preferred rating but I may not actually get up to it...]
Song: [please include a link where I can listen to it]
kat_elric: (family meeting - DBSK)
I have the worst cold I have had in a long time... I think my body was fighting it so hard because I could not miss a day of work where I was working. Now that I am done my body heaved a great sigh, and the cold jumped me. I'll spare you all the gory details, just know that I haven't moved from the couch unless I have had to all day long.

That being said I am bored out of my mind and would like to write, however nothing is tickling my fancy. To that end I am going to have another drabble request post!

Here is how this will work:

These will be comment drabbles (to keep my muses from running away with me) and they will only be as long as what can fit in a comment. So here is what I need from you.

Group: (any or multiple!)
Pairing: (any)
Rating: (any *please use standard ratings [G,PG,PG-13,R,NC-17], I don't want to have to figure out what PG-15 means... ^^;)
Prompt: (get creative! It can be anything. Please specify universe if you have a specific one you want)
Word: (pick a single word that you want the fic to involve somehow)

No limit to how many can request since they should all be short and sweet! Have fun!
kat_elric: (Default)
So I just re-read Of Blood and Brooms to refresh my memory on the story.

When I finished happily reading along 1st thought: "Oh this is really good, I hope the author continues this cause I wanna know what happens next."

2nd thought: "..... I am the author... I know what happens next..."

3rd thought: *listens to muses laugh at her*

In other news I am still alive!

In other, other news my laptop has decided to get this random white static at random times across the bottom 1/3 of my screen. I have reason to believe that this means the connection of my screen to my laptop is beginning to short out or something along those lines. Time to call dell and have them come fix this baby.

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