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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)
 
 
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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
 
 
 
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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.
 
 
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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.
 
 
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