hellowonderland: (liz // up close and startled)
Privilege Meme - Bold those that are true

1. Father went to college

2. Father finished college

3. Mother went to college

4. Mother finished college

5. Have any relative who is an attorney, physician, or professor

6. Were the same or higher social class than your high school teachers

7. Had more than 50 books in your childhood home

8. Had more than 500 books in your childhood home

9. Were read children's books by a parent

10. Had lessons of any kind before you turned 18

11. Had more than two kinds of lessons before you turned 18

12. The people in the media who dress and talk like me are portrayed positively.

13. Had a credit card with your name on it before you turned 18

14. Your parents (or a trust) paid for the majority of your college costs

15. Your parents (or a trust) paid for all of your college costs

16. Went to a private high school

17. Went to summer camp

18. Had a private tutor before you turned 18

19. Family vacations involved staying at hotels

20. Your clothing was all bought new before you turned 18

21. Your parents bought you a car that was not a hand-me-down from them

22. There was original art in your house when you were a child

23. Had a phone in your room before you turned 18

24. You and your family lived in a single family house

25. Your parent(s) owned their own house or apartment before you left home

26. You had your own room as a child

27. Participated in an SAT/ACT prep course [We don't have these in Canada!]

28. Had your own TV in your room in High School

29. Owned an investment in High School or College

30. Flew anywhere on a commercial airline before you turned 16

31. There is no 31

32. Went on more than one cruise with your family

33. Your parents took you to museums and art galleries as you grew up

34. You were unaware of how much heating bills were for your family

35. I am for the most part healthy and have no significant disability.

36. I have been born into a gender which I am comfortable with.

37. My sexuality is viewed positively in the media and by the majority of my society.

38. My sexuality is not visible to others just by looking at me.

39. My peer group is represented positively in the media and embraced positively by the majority of society.

40. My ethnic group is represented positively in the media and rarely stigmatized or stereotyped.

41. The language spoken by teachers in school was the same language as that I spoke with my family at home.

42. My parents and teachers took it for granted that I would attend university.

43. Any money I earned at part-time jobs before I turned 18 was mine to keep or put towards my education.

44. I know what my family's genetic history is.

45. When people see me with my parents, they assume we're related.

46. I graduated from college or university with no debt.

47. During college or university, I could use income from part-time jobs to supplement my spending money (rather than for tuition, books, or living expenses).

hellowonderland: (buffy // newspaper)
As I sit here, on New Years Eve, 2008, I'm reminded of the fact that I have sucked at writing fic this year. So, while sipping peach bellinis and watching 'Office Space', I thought I would cap off the suckage by doing a long post detailing what I have written. Yes. Indeed.

Fic O'Trixen: the 2008 edition )

Thoughts? My favourite was 'The Truth the Girl Knows' and 'For Him, while Dreaming'. I love femslash. I love Buffy/Angel. I need to write more.

Farewell, 2008.
hellowonderland: (buffy angel // electric light)
[livejournal.com profile] carlyinrome and [livejournal.com profile] chrisleeoctaves both tagged me to do this, so here goes.

Sometimes it's ok to pimp yourself out. Post a list of your top five fic-favorites you've written, regardless of fandom or the reason you love them. This isn't about the BEST things you've written, but what you LOVE most. Then tag five other people to do the same.

In no particular order.

1. {The Legend of the Other Veronica} - Veronica Mars
I have no idea why I love this so much. No one read it. It strays dangerously close to melodrama territory. It's also the last VM fic I wrote. But I suppose what interested me was the notion of all the skins Veronica had slipped in and out of, all of the girls she had been, from sweet pink innocent to spunky bad girl, from Duncan's first love to Logan's last, from Lilly's best friend to Wallace's girl, to hell and back, through fires and floods, and she always managed to shed a flesh, step out of her body, step back in. I loved that. I loved exploring the many sides to her. Plus, Anne Sexton, angsty Logan, skinny dipping and some gross poetry. It all ends up to bliss.

2. {Wintering} - Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Angel
Having spent a long time on this fic, I believe I can be forgiven for how much I still love it. Fresh from Promise Me This, my epic Season 7 rewrite, I felt sexual pangs every time I thought about Buffy/Wesley, ha. So I set out to write a love story told through postcards (MAGIC POSTCARDS!), in order to deny myself any sort of physical consummation. I love this because of the wintry images, the Snow Queen, the surprise sexual affair, the oily peanut butter and the fridge that leaks rusty water. I love this because Giles is so tired, and the girls are so blind, and Buffy sits in her attic like Rapunzel, waiting. I love Dawn as the little ghost at the door, and Xander as the bitter king of broken dreams, and Wesley as the older man, the wiser man, and Angel as the knight stepping aside. I just love this, still do and always will.

3. {The Sorrows of Joesphine Potter} - Dawson's Creek
Ok, so I have a soft spot for Pacey/Joey. The pairing that divided a fandom, that was never supposed to go as far as it did, and that even Kevin Williamson eventually had to bow down to in the series finale. A pairing that Joshua Jackson lobbied for on David Letterman! So great, so great. This is the only Pacey/Joey story I've ever written, and I love it to pieces. Mainly because of the water imagery, and the stricken sullen hurt Joey, and the raging bitter sexy Pacey. Dawson, lingering. Jen, a star reflected in the ocean. Capeside, rising up to claim them. I love how even though Joey can't let go, it is Pacey who is still caught in the snare. No one read this, but I still love it.

4. {For Him, while Dreaming} - Buffy the Vampire Slayer
I picked this because it broke my heart to write. I've had pieces of the story scattered around for months, little bits of grief and little bits of memory. But they came together when I needed a background for a tale of Buffy lying over Angel's grave. I love this because for once I felt like the writing lived up to the idea. I love this because of the perfect cross-shaped hole. I love this because of Buffy's broken body and the way she dug an empty hole, mirroring Los Angeles, and I love this because we never got to see the extent of Buffy's love but I felt like I really got her here, the her that I knew, the her that I felt a lot of B/A OTPers knew. In the end, she lived and died because of the world, but no one would ever know the secrets of her heart.

5. {The Red Deeps} - Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Veronica Mars
I am in love with this tale, and will finish it. Buffy/Veronica is one of my alltime favourite pairings. Oh the implications of these two girls coming together, the exquisite pain of it all! The reason I love this story though, is the ideas behind it. The vast world I have sketched out. The characters and the insular little city, and wartime Dawn, the disappeared friends, Giles in Wales - anguished and writing, the endless snow, Spike sending letters and poetry, the blood countess, the violent and hot longing between Veronica and Buffy. It was a toss up between this and By the Rivers Dark, but ultimately I chose this because I just love it more. Plain and simple.


I tag [livejournal.com profile] a2zmom, [livejournal.com profile] reeni928, [livejournal.com profile] kita0610, [livejournal.com profile] jade_okelani and [livejournal.com profile] romanticalgirl.
hellowonderland: (love // how a heart breaks)
The first lines of the last 20 stories I've posted:

1. One breath. {From For Him, while Dreaming}

2. Someone must unwrap her. {From The Doldrums}

3. It is the night after graduation, and all through Sunnydale, kids are celebrating their escape from the great Snake. {From The Wife of Lot}

4. Early morning light scissors across the room, white and chalky. {From By the Rivers Dark, 6}

5. As her run slows to a walk, and her pumping breaths stride on, she stops with the mantra I am the Slayer, I am the Slayer, I am the Slayer because it is beginning to make her feel a little crazy, and that is the last thing that she needs. {From By the Rivers Dark, 5}

6. Veronica sits on my living room floor, goose bumps prickled along her thin arms. {From The Red Deeps, 7}

7. Buffy concentrates on her own breathing. {From By the Rivers Dark, 4}

8. When she returns from her day out, he is standing at her apartment door, caught between the smells of miso soup and car exhaust. {From The Lightning Tale: in Five Acts}

9. Fall. {From By the Rivers Dark, 3}

10. Not quite breathing, not quite feeling. {From By the Rivers Dark, 2}

11. She is dreaming, and she knows she is dreaming, but that does not stop the tidal flow from her mouth as she is banged up against a snowy badland, her body used as timber in a fire, as she says, I want a plate full of salt, a mouth full of gold. {From By the Rivers Dark, 1}

12. it happens in Cleveland as she is closing up shop for the day, the Potentials feathering around her like birds, flapping and cawing and chattering. {From The Accidental}

13. “So this is how it goes,” Veronica says, apropos to nothing, as she kicks snow with her feet, kicking until her black boots are wet and shiny, and little wavelets of snow rise into the air, falling against the sky, falling against my feet. {From The Red Deeps, 6}

14. I eat breakfast by myself in the windy kitchen. {From The Red Deeps, 5}

15. Vast, running hills of salt. {From The Red Deeps, 4}

16. The library was sweet and still. {From Five Times Buffy Kissed Angel (and once when she didn't)}

17. When I arrive home, I am salted with snow and dreaming of the hot Pacific. {From The Red Deeps, 3}

18. They sail into Opunohu Bay by the grace of the moon. {From The Sorrows of Josephine Potter}

19. She has her leather pants on, so that everybody knows she's not to be fucked with. {From The Lonely Girls Club}

20. once upon a time, she finds a crack in the mirror. {From The Rowing Endeth}

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