fangirljen: (Holiday Petrellis!)
If you are planning on doing some writing in 2011, I highly suggest that you check out [ profile] getyourwordsout. GYWO is a challenge comm for words. There are five levels--150k, 200k, 250k, 300k, and 350k word commitments. There are weekly events like word wars, word generator exercise, and prompts. It's a whole lot of fun and I hope you join me! :D I attempted to do 250k this year and am going to end probably about 40k off. I'm doing a 300k challenge in 2011 and have a slew of writing ideas already! You'll find all the information you need on their Pledge and Commitments. You only have until Dec. 31st to sign up.

I am also kicking off a comm this year and I invite you to join! [ profile] project2011! Project 2011 will be a place for people who want to accomplish big things in 2011 and want to be part of a support/motivation group. On December 31st I am going to be making a post asking people about what they want from this comm.

Still much to do before the year ends.
fangirljen: (Touching possibilities)
I am intending for 2011 to be a big year of positive change for me. My thirtieth birthday is coming up in June and I want to make this really big. 2010 had me setting some things up--including getting into the right mindset for the energy and motivation that'll be necessary to make the accomplishments that I want to make. I want to get together with you guys who are going on a similar road. Having a community of people who all have intentions to change things in their lives would be wonderful. A community can offer love and support, feedback, keeps you sane, and keeps you honest. I've tried to make changes before but I haven't stuck with them. I am making 2011 different. Who's with me? :)

[ profile] project2011[ profile] project2011[ profile] project2011[ profile] project2011
fangirljen: (Touching possibilities)
Hi there!

You probably have heard me talk about the NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month). This is my sixth year doing it and I love it so much. The object of the NaNoWriMo is to write 50,000 words in thirty days. That translates to 1,667 words a day. The NaNoWriMo is put on by the great people of the Office of Letters and Light, a nonprofit organization which does a lot more than put on the NaNoWriMo every November. They put on a number of different free creating writing programs for kids and adults in classrooms, communities, and libraries around the world. The Office of Letters and Light needs our help to continue doing their fine deeds. In addition to my writing efforts, I will be helping in fundraising.

Every dollar I raise will keep my spirits high as I write my way towards the realization of my creative goals. More importantly, your contribution will help National Novel Writing Month and its Young Writers Program create a more engaged and inspiring world. Please help me raise money for this wonderful cause.
For more information about the NaNoWriMo and the Office of Letters and Light, please check out:

Be sure to check out the Fund-o-Metter to see exactly where your donation dollars go!

If you donate through me, I will reward you with special gifts of thanks.

Read my gifttool account for further details
fangirljen: (Stormtroopin' Hayden)
The following are the notes I wrote on the Heroes Hollywood Xpo panel. Most of it is summary, but I have a few exact quotes here and there. Attending the panel are Jack Coleman, Cristine Rose, Adam Armus, Eric Avari, and Tim Kring.

Everybody is introducing themselves and Jack Coleman is a bit of a character and introduced himself as Masi Oka. )
fangirljen: (Any Road Will Get You There)
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I love the idea of being open to people, but I'm afraid I am guarded. Not just that, I'm guarded to myself. I'm realizing more and more how closed I've been to myself and to others. It's made me hurt people. :( People who have just been trying to help me. But I get scared and start acting out, and now I've bottomed out.

I'm just going to be open now. I'm not going to let fear stop me from expressing myself because it only ends with pain and hurt.
fangirljen: (Daphne Satisfied)
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I really dig it. I don't read it like I used to, nor do I write it, but I like that it's out there. I am interested in the way it has affected us culturally. I like that some writers really dig it, and encourage it too. Then you get some asshats like Diana Gabaldon. You'd swear that she was trying to be a fan wanker. She even deleted her posts after the flame wars came. It was pretty epic.
fangirljen: (Touching possibilities)
Things have been pretty hectic lately, but I'm dealing and being proactive about it. My mom's health took a turn a week ago Saturday--though according to the pulmonologist this has been building--she developed a high level of CO2 and that in turn caused a nasty bout of pneumonia. For the second time in nine years, I've been in the position of trying to wake my mom up and getting very little response. When she had her heart attack, she was unresponsive, so opening her eyes and saying my name this time was a little better.

unhappy description of what my mom is going through )

My mom isn't the only one who has been in the hospital. A week before she went in, my dad went in. He came out three days after she went in. He had a really bad infection, but it's gone now. During those three days, two of them I stayed with family friends and one day I stayed home. I didn't like being alone when I didn't know how things were going to turn out for my mom. I really should talk to the pulmonologist again. I get some information from her nurses, but they can only tell me so much.

I've also been dealing with my own health. Before my mom went in, I was getting sinus stuff going on. Stuff that has gone into pneumonia for me before. But I wouldn't stand for that. And I wouldn't stand for not being able to see my parents, so I've been keeping it at bay. I now seem to be on the other end of it. I'm more clear than I was a week ago. I've been combating it with sheer will, Yoga tea, orange juice, V8, and Yoohoo. Lots of vitamins. I think when all is said and done, my parents and I are going to weigh a bit less, too. I know losing weight by sickness is not the best thing, but it's still weight loss. I just have not had much of an appetite lately.

Speaking of food, I'm eating more at home than I had been in the last five months. I don't do much besides sauteing and microwaving things, but now I'm baking things. Baking fishsticks, but at least it's something. :) And I'm preparing food for my dad too because he's doing a lot of sleeping in his recuping.

Before all this health stuff started happening, I was doing some serious investigating in becoming a creative coach. It's like a life coach, but you coach people to be more creative. I have a mentor who is working with me and I am following up on things she told me to do. I'm starting with reading a couple of books. I was aiming to start things in May, but now I'm aiming for a June or July launch. I still have a long ways to go before I get there. I started a twitter account for my work too. I figured it would be a good idea to get my name out now.

I wanted to do some networking at the LA Times Festival of Books, but due to time schedules and me feeling icky, that was not meant to be. I was able to go, however, with [ profile] brokenbacktango and [ profile] draugwen. Even with an hour there (literally), it was fun. On Sunday I spent a few hours at the Lemon Festival and was successful in getting what I wanted: hand made lemonade and fresh kettle corn. That stuff is pure joy.

I feel mentally bleh, which is probably from the stress. Despite that, I feel like I am making some crucial changes in my life. Now all I have to do is keep them going when things return to normal in my life.
fangirljen: (Stormtroopin' Hayden)
I haven't seen anybody do an anon Heroes crack fic meme, so here it goes. Bring your challenge right here! The crackier the better.

So how about it? Who wants to write some crack fic?

Icon Meme!

Feb. 7th, 2010 05:16 pm
fangirljen: (Gun Kink!)
1. Reply to this post, and I will pick five of your icons.
2. Make a post (including the meme info) and talk about the icons I chose.
3. Other people can then comment to you and make their own posts.
4. This will create a never-ending cycle of icon squee. Whoo!

[ profile] lightning_hound picked these:

I thought the sketch in the show was adorable. I think I have it called "Look Nathan no hands" or something. It's one of my favorite scenes in the show, too. Just one of those really memorable Petrelli and show moments. It's perfect.

This one is part of a series of icons that focus on his hair. Even though it is made by someone totally different, it seems to be a reply to this one. And you gotta admit: Nathan had some terribly AWESOME hair in season 2.

This icon came out of the Save Nathan Petrelli Campaign after Season 2. I kept it because I really like the Petrelli hug. The sentiment sort of sticks now too.

I really like the photos that have Nathan with the American flag. The expressions on his face really capture what I always knew to be true about him: he possessed a deep thoughtfulness. I was saddened that this important fact was never properly conveyed on the show, but I have this awesome photo shoot to remind me that somewhere someone got it right. That's why I keep my banner, too. A few years back, I got the French magazine the pictures are from. :D

This one is really about Hiro and taking Nathan literally. LOL I really love his interpretation of "keeping it down." And then you have Nathan's reaction because he still has no idea what to think of this strange little man.
fangirljen: (Best Looking Family Ever)

(Petrellis always keep their promises...or at least they try to keep them)

(icons are on my writing journal, [ profile] writerfangirl. The above is a fake cut.)

Took me about four hours but I am done! Whew! :D
fangirljen: (Pasdar is Love)
If you are following the news, or have seen Adrian's recent comments on his YT, you might have heard about what happened to him about a week ago now. Everybody makes mistakes and I do not hold this one against him. I am glad to hear that he is "in the process of a major course correction" as he said in his YT comment. I was surprised to see that he even commented at all, honestly, but it's refreshing to see it.

I'd like to show him that I still support him and I want to give the opportunity to my fellow Pasdar fans to do the same. I picked up a card today for him. If you would like to join me in showing your support, please comment with your name/nickname and city, state (if applicable), or country. If you want to write a message, you may, but your name, city, state, country, and message must not extend more than one line in a text document.

When I send it out, or hand deliver it to him on March 12 at Band From TV's appearance at the opening of Loehmann's, I will include a list of all the people who signed the card with me. I wish the card was gigantic because I would sign everyone's name but it's a standard sized greeting card. I will get confirmation for his March 13th appearance. If he isn't appearing, I will get an address that is preferably not the addy for fanmail. I want to make sure that this actually gets to him.

Click to see the card )
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Not too long ago, under [ profile] writerfangirl, I joined [ profile] heroes20in20. They just finished Round 5 and are starting Round 6. Normally, you would make a claim of a character for a particular round and then have twenty days to complete the claim, but this time every season and every character is open! If you are a Heroes icon maker, think about signing up. Check out the last round for examples of what they want icon makers to make. I was part of a Heroes icon comm not too long ago, but it fell through. This one looks promising!

[ profile] heroes20in20[ profile] heroes20in20[ profile] heroes20in20[ profile] heroes20in20[ profile] heroes20in20
fangirljen: (Look Nathan! No Hands!)
I'm doing a lightning round at [ profile] help_haiti here.

User Name: [ profile] writerfangirl
Email address:
YM/AIM/Gtalk/ICQ (optional): jenthefangirl/Jen the Fangirl/
You can see things I've created at: Breaking Ground and Reconnection (both spoilers for Heroes go to "Let it Bleed") are my most recent drabbles. I'm just getting back to fanfic writing. I have some nine-ten year old fics, too. Babylon 5 fics With Ease, The Musings of Lieutenant David Corwin, and Pete Wisdom fic A Score to Settle.

I am offering: Fluffy and/or uplifting and/or slice of life ficlets (500-1000 words) to the first seven people.

Fandoms: Heroes - Gen, slash, I'm willing to try just about anything or any character--I do really like the minor ones like Emma, Hesam, even Abby Collins from Season 3--but please don't ask me to write anything where Sylar is the major player. My personal favorites are the Petrellis (I do particularly like WeePetrellis too!), but I like Claire,

Excalibur and/or X-Men - Kitty Pryde and Pete Wisdom.

Stargate: SG-1: Daniel Jackson (especially Ascended or when he's being geeky about Archaeology. Less so when he's in his older years and has gotten bitter), Cassie Fraiser

Additional Info (optional):

Donation Minimum/Number of items offered: $5.00 USD per ficlet. Donations go to Haitian Hero / Hollywood Unites for Haiti RELIEF FUND. Please show proof and then give me your ficlet request with theme word.
fangirljen: (Heroes)
The power of fandom and fans themselves amazes me. Fandom has a much more greater purpose than causing people to squee and obsess. It has the power to help people's lives and to change the world!

Here are the links I have collected. If you have seen others, please pass them to me. I want a full page of them.

[ profile] help_haiti - Along the same lines of Sweet Charity, but for Haiti. Organized by [ profile] pinkfinity

Haitian Hero - Jimmy Jean-Louis, Rene (the Haitian) of Heroes, has made a special page to help Haiti. Proceeds go to Jean-Louis's existing organization Hollywood Unites For Haiti.

Misha's Minions - Misha Collins, Castiel of Supernatural urges his Minions to "pony up" for Unicef.

ONTD_Star Trek's Unicef page - Proof that crack the likes of [ profile] ontd_startrek can save lives!

Sylar's Army auctions off Signed pictures of Zachary Quinto and David H. Lawrence XVII - 100% of the profits go to help Haiti!
fangirljen: (Plaude)
The need to write Heroes fandom has stuck around. [ profile] wiccanslyr gave me a prompt and I wrote to it. I don't think I got what either of us have intended, but in any case, I like the results nonetheless.

Spoilers are through "Let it Bleed," again.

fangirljen: (Look Nathan! No Hands!)
I am writing ten people their very own drabbles! The details are on my writing journal, [ profile] writerfangirl and can be found here
fangirljen: (Default)
I decided to start S4 (never having seen S1-S3 except a few eps here and there) because I want to be educated on the latest happenings before I go to a SPN convention with my friend [ profile] brokenbacktango.

And things get spoilerly... )
fangirljen: (Touching possibilities)
My good friend [ profile] brokenbacktango linked me to this fabulous video. It's an AU Supernatural movie vid. I'm a little disappointed that this isn't the real show, nor is it a real movie. I want Legion to be like this, but I think Legion might not reach this level of coolness. Gotta hope, though! :D

For now, look at the pretty AU!


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