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Mara
14 June 2017 @ 11:57 pm
So... yeah. I've had an Archive Of Our Own (AO3) account for a whole now (since around 2011... lol) but it only had 1 fic posted (a Criminal Minds fic that involved the apocalypse and JJ, Hotch, and Reid finally making it back to DC from California a year after everything went to hell)... until tonight!

I posted 'Lay Bare Your Heart', the prequel to my newest The OC fanfic, on there tonight, and I'll be posting 'Give Me Love' one chapter at a time starting soon.

My AO3 is: missmara.
 
 
Mara
09 June 2017 @ 10:03 pm
So, yesterday I went in to interview for a maid position at a motel. Not my dream job, but... it would be money coming in. Turns out, they looked at my resume and saw the skills from being a manager and asked if I was interested in working the office/desk! I am gonna also be trained as a back up maid, but my primary job will be at the front desk, and in between taking reservations and checking people in, I can sit in the chairs in the lobby and watch tv or be on my Kindle!

It's a lot less hours and money (right now it looks like maybe 3 days a week, about 20 hours a week, and $8 an hour), but... it's better than nothing and I don't think it'll be as stressful. Plus it's even closer to home (maybe a 15 minute walk instead of a half hour) and I won't have to cross the highway to get home from there, so if I did have to walk home after dark, I don't have to worry about trying to cross a 4 lane (plus a center turn lane) highway to do so.

All in all, things are looking up now! I had my first day of training today (actually took a reservation myself and checked in 3 people my self!), and tomorrow I go in to learn how to close the office... so... yeah. I don't think I'll be fighting the depression and self hate I was at my last job.
 
 
Mara
06 June 2017 @ 12:53 am
Part Four is up on my Dreamwidth, but if you don't wanna comment there, feel free to comment here.


The Story So Far...
Lay Bare My Heart (Prequel)
Prologue * Part One * Part Two * Part Three * Part Four
 
 
Mara
02 June 2017 @ 06:45 pm
Another new part is up! If you don't wanna comment on Dreamwidth, feel free to comment on these posts.

Links to the parts so far:
Lay Bare My Heart (Prequel)
Give Me Love - Prologue
Give Me Love - Part One
Give Me Love - Part Two
Give Me Love - Part Three
 
 
Mara
31 May 2017 @ 03:27 pm
Another new part is up! If you don't wanna comment on Dreamwidth (I have changed it to allow anonymous comments), feel free to comment on these posts. So far I have one reader, as far as I can tell, and while I love their feedback, I'd also love to hear from the rest of you, too!

Links to the parts so far:
Lay Bare My Heart (Prequel)
Give Me Love - Prologue
Give Me Love - Part One
Give Me Love - Part Two

Ryan & Summer friendship. Bi!Ryan. Read any warnings at the top of each part.
 
 
 
Mara
29 May 2017 @ 04:51 pm
Links to the parts so far:

Lay Bare My Heart (Prequel)
Give Me Love - Prologue
Give Me Love - Part One

Ryan & Summer friendship. Bi!Ryan. Read any warnings at the top of each part.
 
 
Mara
28 May 2017 @ 02:31 pm
A couple days ago I posted Lay Bare Your Heart on my dreamwidth. Now I'm posting the prologue of the much longer sequel. It;s recommended that you read LBYH that are important to know before starting the new fic.

Give Me Love - Prologue

Please read the warning at the top of the post with the fic.
 
 
Mara
26 May 2017 @ 10:11 pm
Lay Bare Your Heart

It's an AU of 'The Strip' (1st season, Caleb's Las Vegas bachelor party weekend, starts right after Summer catches Seth kissing the 'skank')... and it is sorta slash-y, but not really. References only, nothing actually happens, since except for a one sided phone call, the whole thing is just Ryan and Summer talking.

As mentioned previously, from now on, my fics will only be posted on my dreamwidth (username missmara13), but I will post a note here with a link to it. I recommend, if you have a dreamwidth, friending me over there just in case.
 
 
Mara
23 May 2017 @ 10:11 pm
My 'Ryan Raises His Little Brother' story is actually kinda coming along... sort of... the first bit of it is basically little snapshots of life after Jake being hospitalized thanks to Frank's abuse when Jake is 4 years old. There will be random bits and pieces of them ove the years until Jake is fourteen or so, when a longer story will pick up. And at the moment I'm leaning towards Ryan/Summer as the pairing because... yeah... my love for them is forever... lol...

And also because I recently found several fairly new (like within the last year) Ryan/Summer fanvids that were put up on Youtube! I hadn't searched in a while because it was frustrating to never see anything new... but I've found three 'new' ones so far, so... yay! lol

I also may write some other new Ryan/Summer... or do some art... or a fanmix... because I love them so much... lol... maybe I'll even try my hand at a R/S fanvid of my own? I do have some clips on my computer... actually I have ALL of The OC (years ago, before I bought the whole series on DVD, a friend of mine recorded the episodes and put them on disc for me... and I recently found those discs!) on disc, and I have some random eps of Southland, Gotham, and Hart of Dixie on my
computer, so I could make a vid with them as adults too... lol...

Song suggestions? Sentence Prompts? Random pic you think I should use as Ryan/Summer inspiration? Keep in mind I always love Ryan/Summer kid fic because omfg they would make some gorgeous kids... lol...
 
 
Mara
12 April 2017 @ 06:41 pm
Before I get into it: I'm fine. My mom's fine. A little extra achy because of tensing, but we're okay.

We were in a car accident.

We were driving along the highway in the city about an hour from us (Nearest place to do big shopping trips, plus mom needed to get her new glasses from her eye doctor there), and as we approached a light it turned orange. We were back far enough we could stop before the intersection, so mom braked.

The car behind us did not.

We stopped just before the crosswalk. When my mom realized last second that the car behind us WASN'T stopping, she pressed down on the brake fully so we wouldn't fly straight into the street at a busy intersection. The car behind us hit us, and pushed us a good 3-5 feet forward, so we were past the crosswalk and slightly sticking out into the intersection.

Mom gets out, pissed and commenting "Some people stop for red light," angrily. The driver behind us had the nerve to say "I thought you were going to run it, everyone does." To which my mom replied "I'd love to see you use that excuse to the police."

The guy volunteered his insurance info, but didn't ask for hers and when she offered he didn't take it. Our car has some cosmetic damage to the bumber (slight scrape and a crack in the outer fiberglass), but is otherwise fine. The car that hit us got broken headlights, a crumpled hood and front end. We suspect he has a lot of tickets or something, because he seemed to want to avoid the cops being called.

Like I said, we have some aches and pains, but honestly that could just be normal stuff that seems worse because we're stressed and worried. My mom already has a Doctor's appointment tomorrow for something else, so if she's still sore she'll get checked out then. In the morning, if I'm not feeling better (my back, which hurts regularly due to a childhood injury, is aching pretty bad) , I may go get checked out, too.

It was scary as hell, first car accident I've ever been in... we went to get some lunch right after because we wanted to just sit down and calm down... we were both shaking slightly afterwards.
 
 
 
Mara
04 April 2017 @ 09:26 pm
So, the recent terms of service update for LJ has me thinking that it really is time to pretty much fully move over to Dreamwidth. I have an account there, I've already transferred all my previous LJ entries over to there so I won't lose anything.

Except possibly all of you. I hope those who like my fics (as sporadically as they are posted nowadays) will still occasionally peek in on my Dreamwidth to see if I've posted. And for the time being at least, when I post a story over there, I'll post a link to it here so everyone can find it.

My dreamwidth is missmara13, pretty easy to remember I'd think. As I said, all my posts were transferred, along with any comments on them up to the day I copied them over (I love that Dreamwidth has that option!).

I'm also going to see about posting some of my fics on AO3, since I do have an account on there (with one story so far, a Criminal Minds fic written for Apocalyptathon several years back, when they had all the stories posted there) I won't post everything, since some of it I don't like that much anymore. But the ones that got me started in knowing all you wonderful people (The Broken Quartet, Another Day, Heavily Broken, etc), and some of my newer ones, as well as some of my older fics in older fandoms (I have and old fic in the "Gene Roddenberry's Andromeda" fandom that I still love to this day...)...

The point is this journal will become mostly a notice board, I think. Fics will be posted elsewhere and people told about them here. But if you have a Dreamwidth, just follow me over there. If you don't, bookmark that journal if you want to make sure you don't lose it.

I'm not deleting anything from here, and if this journal ever disappears, know I didn't delete it. I'll always keep a MissMara identity somewhere with a link to how to find my fic, even if I'm using a different username by then.
 
 
Mara
Just a short little random bit of a random 'verse where Tony Stark and Pepper Potts somehow became Ryan's foster parents, and Ryan is a frickin' genuis so Tony is kinda loving being his dad... lol

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Merry Christmas everyone! My mom and I had our Christmas Dinner a couple hours after I got off work today, so yummy, so tomorrow we can pretty much do nothing except open presents and watch movies! lol
 
 
Mara
Okay! Actually caught up!

Ryan Bullit!verse, takes place shortly after the car accident fom Day 19's gift (which is about 5 years before the gifts where Ryan is taking Brooke home to meet the Bullits, and around 10 months after the gifts about when Ryan first went to Texas) and focuses mostly on Ryan's relationships with The Bullit and with John Ross Ewing, his best friend.

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Mara
Some more of the Mercy!Verse expansion with Ryan in New Orleans on the NCIS team there. This one only features Ryan and Sonya Percy, but... it's one of those stories I considered writing with Ryan part of the CSI:NY team, only to discard because in some ways it was too close to things CSI:NY had done (Mac and the post secret girl, Danny and Shane Casey)... so I shelved it, but now... I can torment my poor troubled Ryan!

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Mara
Okay! Three gifts back to back tonight to make up for the last few days! lol So here's the first of those three...

This is back to the point in the Ryan Bullit!Verse where Ryan is taking Brooke to Texas for Christmas. Brooke meets the Bullits!


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Mara
23 December 2016 @ 08:08 pm
I posted two gifts yesterday. But I guess I posted them just as the site was having issues because when I went to double check that I am all caught up except for tonight's gift, I found they weren't there. Unfortunately, I did spellchecking and such when I went to post, so my saved copies have tons of errors. I'm going to re-edit and post those, then post tonight's gift ASAP... this year may have gone better than the last two, but still, it's like one thing after another... lol
 
 
Mara
This one is Robbie!Verse and takes place a couple weeks after Dawn showed up at Ryan and Robbie's house, declaring she was engaged to marry a minister.

I still owe one more gift tonight so I'm caught up... it should be up in a little bit.

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Mara
I'm a day behind as of now, sorry about that... we got a late start decorating for Christmas, so the tree didn't get finished until yesterday and then I closed at work, so... but I'm gonna try to get today gifts up before I go to work tonight (closing again)... if not then I promise, two gifts tomorrow...

Anyway, this is Ryan Bullit!Verse, but takes place a while after 'Beginnings' does. Ryan has been in Dallas for a bit less than a year, he is officially and legally a Bullit (since The Bullit did everything he could to speed up the process), and things are going great. So of course one thing after another goes wrong... lol

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Mara
So, I've had this sitting on my hard drive since forever, and I sorta love it even though it's short. Michael and Ben from Queer As Folk are living in southern California and wind up becoming foster dads to Ryan. Enjoy!

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Mara
Another edition of Beginnings (Ryan Bullit!Verse) This one introduces Katie, Hanoi's girlfriend who is his wife in stories taking place later in the timeline. I picture her as Lauren Cohan (Maggie Greene on The Walking Dead), because she can play both classy and lady like, as well as down and dirty kick ass.

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Mara
Inside Out/Upside Down! Ryan/Jess! Oh how I love them... this is a MUCH happy one than the earlier gift this year... there's smiles and hugs and teasing and Jess' book is mentioned again... lol

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Mara
So... I mentioned this before. Mercy!Verse Ryan (that's the one where he ended up being adopted by John Cooper from Southland and grew up to be a cop/CSI) leaving the CSI New York team and ending up joining the NCIS: New Orleans team. This is one way it could happen. Starts somewhere in season 2 of NCIS:NO (Percy has joined the team and Brody is still on the team... though if not for the fact that I would need to rewrite quite a bit of it, I'd set it later so that Tammy Gregorio was on the team instead of Brody... because I have come to adore Gregorio... lol)

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Mara
16 December 2016 @ 04:18 pm
So... yesterday afternoon I subbed my toe. I know, that sounds like no big deal, but I was jogging across the room when it happened, and the skin actually split open and bled and it is pure agony (not bad enough to be broken, but still really painful). And because of that, I forgot to post yesterday's gift. And at this point I am so tired (9 hour day at work, got yelled at for stupid stuff, ugh), that the idea of trying to edit and post two gifts is just... ugh. SO. Instead, I will have THREE gifts posted for you guys tomorrow. I'm gonna finish them up tonight, then do the editing and spellchecking and stuff tomorrow and post.

Sorry guys. I will try not to let this happen again.
 
 
Mara
So, this continues the 'Beginnings' of the Ryan Bullit!Verse, how he came to be a full fledged Bullit. It introduces two of the Bullit Boys (Hanoi and Lubbock), who since we know nothing about them I got to invent their personalities! lol

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Mara
So... I mentioned this a long while back and I'm finally posting it as a gift! In my Good Enough!Verse (The OC/Brothers & Sisters crossover), the Walkers and Ryan don't find out about each other until Ryan is nineteen. This is how it might have gone if they had found out at earlier points in Ryan's life... I may at some point have some random one shots set in any of these AUs of an AU... lol

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