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Mara
01 December 2018 @ 07:33 pm
I don't have anything ready. The last month just went by so fast and I... I suck.

What I'm gonna shoot for instead, though, is basically a 12 Days Of Christmas thing, counting down from the with the first gift on the 13th and the last on the 24th. This gives me 12 days to get gifts ready. I can do that... lol...
 
 
Mara
15 November 2018 @ 05:41 pm
bah  
Still in a funk and feeling like I fail at life. I wrote 2500 words the first day of NaNo and nothing since... I just can't seem to focus on anything longer than a few pages. It's the viscous depression cycle:
I feel like I fail at life. Because of that, I have trouble writing. Because I have trouble writing, i feel even more like I fail, which makes it harder to focus and write, which makes me feel worse... bah

BUT! I'm trying to get through this by writing short stuff, like say... 24 Gifts of 2018? lol

I have several one shot ideas, and I'm thinking of doing a couple fanvids... new laptop came in so I'm slowly transferring over files, but I'm trying to keep things better organized this time... lol

So, any requests? For either fics or vids? I'm thinking I want to make a few vids that are basically tell stories, maybe something in Mercy!Verse (Ryan adopted by John Cooper, and eventually ends up working for NCIS in New Orleans), maybe something Ryan/Brooke and something Ryan/Summer... Maybe something with a whole bunch of seemingly random characters and by the end it's revealed how they all connect (like how the movie 'What's Cooking' did with the 4 families, or how the pilot episode of Modern Family didn't reveal until near the end that they were all one extended family)...

For vids, give me song suggestions (artist and title, please)! Or send me a link to a clip or two you want me to use! That last one I mentioned above, random characters being revealed to be connected? Send me an actor or actress (outside of The OC and One Tree Hill since of course ones from those would be included) and if I can find good clips that work with the rest, I will find a way to work it in... I kinda want to make a MASSIVE alternate universe crossover vid... lol

Depression is a bitch but I will fight back.
 
 
Mara
15 September 2018 @ 11:24 pm
Haven't posted any fic since DECEMBER! I've written some (have a completely finished chapter of 'Never Again' to post but have been procrastinating... even though I love it and it FINALLY has Ryan proposing to Brooke...) but not much.

I'm in either a Ryan/Summer or Ryan/Brooke mood... something angsty because... yeah, that's what I write best... but with occasional light hearted moments...

I'm thinking of doing a Weekly Theme thing... Each week, there's a certain couple or otherwise story focus. For Example: Week 1 - Ryan/Brooke, Week 2 - Gen Cohens+1, Week 3 - Ryan and his siblings (Trey, Seth, Sophie Rose, Unnamed Frank/Julie son, AU siblings, etc), Week 4 - Ryan/Summer, Week 5 - Ryan Gets Emancipated, etc...

Each Monday I would make a 'Pick-A-Prompt' post, where I tell you how many prompts I have in that weeks inspiration folder, you pick a number in that range and I write something for it. Or if you want to write something for the Focus, tell me what and I will send you a link to your prompt. Then between then and the following Sunday, I write stuff for the prompts chosen for me, posting them by Sunday night at the latest.

I really like writing fics that are at least a little interact, at least in the initial conception, challenging myself to write whatever is picked... especially since everything in the folder would obviously inspire me anyway, it makes me HAVE to write one of the many ideas I have not just go "No, I can't." because I can tell myself people are expecting something.

Anyway, is there any interest? I don't know if anyone is even still reading The OC fics anymore, it seems like so much of the fandom has died... makes me sad...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Gift 4 - Alcatraz Sanctuary (Ten Years Later)

A 'With A Whimper' verse story set 10 years after Ryan and the others settled on Alcatraz Island.
 
 
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Gift 3 - Befores & Afters

When Frank puts he and Julie's son, Jake, in the ICU, Ryan turns his life upside down to make sure his brother stays safe.
 
 
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Here is the link to the second gift!

Gift #2
 
 
Mara
01 December 2017 @ 12:08 pm
Gift 1 - Judgement (Lay Bare Your Heart 'Verse, Ryan and Summer Friendship as they discuss Ryan's maybe boyfriend)
 
 
 
Mara
20 October 2017 @ 08:25 pm
I am starting work on 24 Gifts of 2017, so i thought I'd ask if anyone has any requests. There will most like be one shots for Good Enough (The OC/Brothers & Sisters, Ryan is a Walker); Frog Prince (The OC/Gossip Girl), Ryan/Blair); Ryan Bullit (Ryan adopted by The Bullit); Lay Bare Your Heart Future Snippets (The OC, Ryan is a teen dad)...

Any other requests for something from another one of my 'Verses? Or for something specific related to the ones I listed? I can't promise to do everything requested, but I will do as much as I can... The gifts themselves will probably be posted on my dreamwidth, but I'll post links here.
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Mara
02 September 2017 @ 09:00 am
Part Five is up on my Dreamwidth, but if you don't wanna comment there, feel free to comment on this post.


The Story So Far...
Lay Bare My Heart (Prequel)
* Prologue * Part One * Part Two * Part Three * Part Four * Part Five
 
 
Mara
27 August 2017 @ 06:04 pm
I've now heard back about my relatives in Corpus Christi, TX. Everyone is fine.

As far as we know, the only damage any homes of my relatives took was that the old tall wooden fence in front of an aunt's house was partially knocked down and it may have damaged a tree. The house itself is fine.
 
 
Mara
25 August 2017 @ 05:03 pm
Not sure if I've mentioned before but I'm originally from Texas, specifically, Corpus Christi, the city about to get hit hard by Hurricane Harvey.

I have 2 aunts (1 on each side) and multiple cousins still living in Corpus, so I'm a bit worried.

I'd appreciate any prayers/wishes/good vibes/positive thoughts/etc anyone could spare and send that way.

My paternal Aunt has, in the last two years, fought (and won!) a battle with cancer, while watching her brother (my dad) waste away from another illness. She's evacuating, but from what I understand her husband has to stay in Corpus for work. I've always adored them both, so that worries me a lot.
 
 
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.