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A Collection of Memories and Thoughts


A Bit of Self-Advertising ^_-
Crystal Louboutin
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Hello again!

Well, I thought I would update everyone on my FanFiction writing life.  I've completed two one-shots since I last posted . . . I think just two.  I'm too lazy to go check at the moment.  But I know for a fact that I have two new ones:  The Unorthodox Proposal of Draco Malfoy and Argus Filch's Tale of Love at Hogwarts.  These were both written for the DG Forum Fic Exchange.  You can find them on FIA and FFN.

What else?

I'm working on a Charlie/Hermione accompaniment for Buttercup, even though it will function as a stand alone one-shot.  I love Charlie/Hermione, and I thought it would be interesting to write a one-shot dedicated to them.  This makes the second fic I have that will deviate from my traditional DG.  The first was my Narcissa/Lily one-shot My Sweet Lily over on FFN.  It's weird.  I never thought I would write anything but DG.  But fear not, I'm also working on a DG chaptered fic that shall remain both nameless and unrevealed for a while.  I want to get a bunch of chapters written before I start posting.

Hope everyone is doing well and enjoyed their Valentine's Day!


P.S I sure did a lot of self-advertising in this post.  :)

Bad Ann! Bad Ann!
Pink Bow
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I'm so terrible at remembering that this thing is actually here.

Updates on my life. Let's see. I'm back in school--by back, I mean in an actual class, no online classes. I'm now in classrooms, interacting with professors and doing the whole, "I fucking hate this class," thing. It's good, a nice change of pace. Ha!

Oh and huge news, if you didn't already know, Buttercup is DONE. I wrote Fin at the end. That is how finished it is--I had to write it in French. Awesome, right? I know some of you are not so happy that it is over. But you did get the happy ending that I prematurely promised. So I think you should be somewhat happy, unless you really hate it. If you do, I'm terribly sorry.

I have a few ideas rolling around in my head as to what to do next. I'm taking a small break though because I desperately need one. I don't know how people post numerous chaptered stories at once. It's nuts.

And that is all I have to say for now. I've got me some cleaning to do.

Until I remember about this again, toodles.

P.S. If you haven't already seen it, the DG Forum Fic Exchange entires are up on FFN under the DG Forum account.

Beta Needed
Pink Bow
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I thought I would send out an open request for a beta.

The DG Forum fic exchange is starting, and I shall need a beta for my fic since my darling Leigh will be unable to do it.

It will most likely be a one-shot or two-shot. But it has the possibility to be more. I'll probably need this to be worked on some time from the 23rd of December to about the 11th of January. So it's a really short time span.

If anyone is interested, you can comment or message me. I would prefer someone who has some experience with beta-ing stories for FIA. But it's not a requirement.


P.S. I can't put any details about the story here.
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Done and Done
Pink Bow
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Buttercup is complete.

Yes, you read that right.

The story is finished. I've written chapter twenty-nine and sent it to my beta, and I am making some changes to the epilogue. But for the most part, it is all done. I can't believe this day has come, and I can't wait to finally post it and be able to list Buttercup as complete. It took me a longer time than I suspected it would. Alas, let us rejoice in the fact that the end is upon us.

:)

How was Thanksgiving (to those who celebrate it)?

My Thanksgiving was uhm nice. Firstly, I celebrated my birthday on Monday. Woo! Birthday. It was a quiet day of sleep, sleep and more sleep. There are worst ways to spend ones birthday. But Thanksgiving was good for the mere fact that my cousin came and spent it with us. And I was really excited because even though I had seen him two weeks prior in Jamaica (Yes, I went to Jamaica two weeks ago but it wasn't for a happy occasion, unfortunately) it was still nice to spend a holiday with him. I mean we're the younger generation (it was me, my two sisters, my brother in law, my cousin and my sister's friend), the ones who supposedly don't value family. And we decided to spend a holiday together and eat and drink. It was fantastic. It also made my dad really happy to hear since it's his nephew.

Oh, I also spent most of the night having my leg caressed while watching movies. Heh. It's a holiday.

Well, I hope everyone had a fantastic holiday and week.

Until later,

Ann

Happy Dance!
Sunflower
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Last night, I did the impossible. Well, it wasn't impossible. It just seemed improbable.

I finished chapter 28 of Buttercup. Yes, you read that right. I finished it and sent it off to my beta immediately after. She shall be having a fun time ripping it apart (though, she has she will be gentle) and making it readable. Until then, you all will have to wait, unfortunately. I know, more waiting. But at least you know that it is finished, and so it shouldn't be too long before it will be posted. Moreover, it shouldn't be too long before the story is finished. After all, there's only two chapters left, and one of those will be the Epilogue.

Exciting, no?

So until later, toodles!

Don't Shoot
Pink Bow
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So I realize that most people must have stopped checking this for updates, which I don't blame them. But for those who do still read this, I just wanted to let you know that Buttercup has not been abandoned. I am still working, albeit slowly, on the next update. It's just that I'm going through a good bit of Writer's Block. But worry not--I wrote 2,000 words two nights ago. A few more nights like that and the next chapter shall be done.

If you're wondering about the Writer's Block, well, let's just say I need time to adjust to my new environment. Plus things are a bit more hectic, and by hectic I mean interesting, here. It's not interesting enough to keep from being bored. But it is interesting enough to distract me from writing. That being said, I do plan on getting back into my writing groove as soon as possible. I miss my nights spent typing away at my laptop.

In fact, I've been away for so long that when I type too much, my arm hurts. It's out of shape. I need to do some typing exercises apparently.

Anyways, I must be off now. I just dropped by to leave this update so people know that I haven't abandoned Buttercup. I would never do such a ghastly thing--not without telling you at least. ;)

Au Revoir Mes Amies.

Life Is Full of Surprises
Pink Bow
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Hello all who actually read this. So I realize I haven't posted in a while and figured I should update while I am bored out of my mind.

Quite a few things have been happening in my life lately, and none of these things are conducive to my writing. For one, I am moving, which was decided a few weeks ago, at the end of July. I have to be out of my apartment by the 31st if I plan on giving up my lease. This was very much a spring of the moment thing, and I found myself in a really tough place when my sister told me she wanted to move because that meant I had to move as well. Alas, there is nothing I can do about and life goes on.

So right now I am in the process of moving. If you've ever moved before, you know how much of a hassle it is. I will have moved four times in the past two years when this move is complete. But that doesn't make moving easier at all. The packing and unpacking is such a pain in the rear. Plus it's also a bit sad going through all my things again. Le sigh.

Eck, and there is a bit of guy drama. Well, I wouldn't call it drama as much as interactions. And I will be constantly surrounded by this guy that these interactions (it's all very innocent, friendly and amusing) are happening with where I am moving. However, he will probably be my only source of a social life as well since I will be pretty much stuck in the house all the time. I'm moving somewhere that has no public transportation, and I don't have my license. Of course, I'm going to have to get my license. Unfortunately, driving terrifies me so we'll see what happens with that.

I shall try and work on Buttercup tonight since I have nothing to do. But I am tired so sitting on the couch in a vegetative state while watching crappy movies seems like a good plan too.

Toodles.

Losing Inches
Pink Bow
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So I'm somewhat excited to say that I lost an inch off my waist in a week. I'm not a huge weight loss person. I always try to lose weight but then realize I'm happy with my body. I also have these weird ribs that poke out under my breast line so it sort of looks like I have 4 boobs if I lose too much weight. But I am happy that just cutting out some stuff out my diet and being slightly more active will make me start losing weight. I don't exercise much, but I keep the radio on all day; when a song that I like comes on, I dance it out. My apartment has become an infinitely more fun place with my loner dance parties.

In other news, I hear things in Jamaica have calmed down quite a bit, which is a relief. But when it isn't one thing, it's another. My mummy is sick. She has Ulcerative Colitis and is now fighting a flare up. I had made plans to go down and spend some time with her next week. But I changed my bus ticket to Sunday instead. The parents of the child I am tutoring understand why I have to leave earlier, and I had already put in my notice that I would be gone for three weeks. Now I shall be gone for three weeks and some days.

That's all for now. Steadily working on the Buttercup update. I predict about two more chapters and an epilogue.

Ta-Ta!

Weekend Fun
Pink Bow
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So my weekend was amazing. My niece is all grown up now. Well, not really. She's two. But she's running around like a maniac and she tells me how much she loves me. Le sigh. It was so adorable. And when I saw her, she ran to me and gave me a hug, much like the last time. I can't believe how big she's getting. I mean it makes me feel old, despite the fact that I'm really not.

She enjoyed all her presents. And we just got pictures from my sister of her playing with the kitchen that we got her. It's so adorable. I want one. Okay, I really don't, not now at least. All weekend I was surrounded by kids though. And I love kids, even though I do sometimes complain about having to always babysit my niece. Regardless, being surrounded by babies made me want one. I am completely over that feeling now though. :)

I also had a good time with that guy--my mom's boyfriend's roommate's son. He got a little cuter to me because he is amazing with kids. I love a guy who is good with kids. I don't know why. I just do. I hear it's normal. I think that the only thing that maybe turns me off a bit--and I know it's shallow--is his height. I tend to like guys who are taller than me because I love wearing heels. But he's my height. And I am tall so finding tall guys is very difficult. Alright, enough of this rambling.

Buttercup is now waiting for approval from the Cabal. I finally submitted the update. I know, I know. It's been a little over a month now. I'm still not particularly happy with the chapter. However, I really don't think it's going to get any better. That being said, I hope everyone enjoys it--I think you will.

I believe that's all.

Ta-Ta!

How the Days Have Dragged On
White Pom Pom
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So, my, hopefully, wonderful weekend starts in about ten hours. Yay! I have been excited for this weekend for a month, especially when I heard my best friend was coming because she is a part of our family. We've known each other for what will be ten years this August, even though we've had some months of not talking to each other, which is normal but sometimes really annoying. But that hasn't happened lately so we're turning over a new leaf, not like it matters. Because I am sometimes the one who doesn't instigate the calls and texts. It's just the way our friendship works.

I've gotten off track though. My weekend. It should be good. I get to see my niece, and she's so big. I might possibly post pictures, who knows? But I am so happy to see her, and she's turning two. It's actually, considering it's May 28th right now, her birthday today. Oh my goodness. I feel so happy and ecstatic. Nothing could ruin my mood right now. I consider my niece like my own child. I would take her in half a second. And I complain about babysitting her, but I love her--and I love babysitting her secretly. I can't tell my sister because she'll take advantage of it. I am the closest to my niece though, barring her parents and possibly her babysitter. But I've been with my niece since she was born. I was living with my sister at the time she was born and for many months after that. And then I babysat summers, winters, whenever I could. And when she sees me now, she runs up to hug me and yells, "Aunty Insert half of my real name." And we talk on the phone and says, "love you. Miss you." I can't believe that this was the baby who was so tiny and hehe--I'm rambling.

I also should not I like flirting, and even though it's my niece's party, when the kids go to sleep, the real party starts. And with the real party comes some lovely guys that I can flirt with, even if I don't really want to date anyone. Besides, I'm really off limits to all of them, which they know. Whenever I go to my sister's, I have a stamp on my forehead that says, "Do Anything Unwanted and your Ass Will be Thrown Out." It's all good fun though, and this has only happened once, although, to be fair, I wanted the guy thrown out. Ironically, the guy who threw him out hits on me all the time and considers himself my future husband. I think I spoke about this before.

So anyway, there's also the son of my mom's boyfriend's roommate, who is one of those guys who I didn't find all that cute but now he's sort of cute because I know him better. You know those guys, don't you?

Anyway, I shall enjoy myself, all while watching my alcohol intake because there was a party two years ago in which my best friend and I realized that even though you're at a family member's house, you're not exactly safe from doing stupid things. Le sigh.

All is well with my family in Jamaica, thankfully. And thank you to everyone who has wished them safety. I do appreciate it so much.

I probably will not be writing anything until next Tues. Some time during the weekend my phone gets taken away for overuse. It's usually someone different every time. Last time it was my mom's boyfriend's roommate's son (say that five times fast). That was interesting considering where it was at the time ;).

So we'll see.

PS: I need to stop writing these ridiculously long posts.

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