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Anna
14 May 2017 @ 06:21 pm
Most of you won't know it, but I've quit my job to travel long-term. I've been traveling for over 8 months now and have gone through ups and downs, experienced something that all long-term travelers know: travel depression or, less dramatic, a weariness of sorts. A lack of energy and interest to go out and sightsee. That was around month 6. I am back in full swing now, slowly burning up all my savings. My future is unclear since I don't have a job to return to.


I do however have a bank loan which many people (will) find irresponsible of me that in spite of being in debt, I chose an uncertain future and quit a job that not only paid well but which I, essentially - highs and lows notwithstanding - loved. To be perfectly honest, the loan is sort of slowly paying itself since the apartment I bought it with is rented out and the rent almost covers my monthly rates.


My family thinks I'm crazy and wants me to come home. The idea of returning is scary. I don't know if I can ever fit into the life that I had before. It wasn't a bad life, not by a longshot. But I feel like the shape of me has changed and I couldn't fit the mould anymore. What's more: I don't want to.


I am happy. Even not knowing where I'll be next month, next week, or even tomorrow - I wish I could continue like this for as long I wanted. Eventually money will become an issue, I know that and I don't like to think about it. I'm a bit afraid of the moment when that happens.


But despite everything, I wouldn't change a thing; wouldn't do anything different. I don't regret any of the decisions I made. I've seen lots of amazing places, found new homes, met fantastic people. Met some assholes too. The world is not only sunshine and daisies, unfortunately. But it feels like I'm really living now. Instead of merely existing, albeit in a very comfortable fashion. This feels right.

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Anna
14 February 2017 @ 01:10 pm
Standalone. Post-513. 6000+ words. NC-17?
Turns out, Brian is a romantic, in a closeted, Brian-ish kind of way. Not really Valentine’s Day related, but sort of sweet and sappy nonetheless.

A/N: I started writing this story in August 2012. Remembered it last week. Finished it about an hour ago. Unbeta-ed. Hope you enjoy. If you do, please leave a feedback. Thanks.

Traditions

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Anna
18 January 2017 @ 02:54 pm
Because I'm lazy, please check this post for previous installments of this universe. Thank you. Feedback welcome, if only as a way for me to know if anybody's actually still reading this.

ASGC Universe Oneshot:
2017

Britin, January 2017

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Anna
04 July 2016 @ 10:44 pm
A/N:
This is a follow-up to yesterday's posted story Courage. All warnings from Courage apply here as well. Please be aware and read at your own risk.


For your convenience, here are the links to all installments, listed in chronological order of events:

  1. A Storm's Gonna Come

  2. The Next Best Thing

  3. Birthdays and Other Surprises

  4. What Comes Naturally

  5. Valentine's, Taylor-Kinney Style

  6. 2.4 Children and Other Common Facts of Average Domesticity

  7. Last Days of Summer

  8. B was for Blane, C is for Charlie

  9. Intervention (a.k.a. Revelations)

  10. Courage

  11. Reflections (read below)

  12. The New Guy






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Anna
PLEASE NOTE BEFORE READING/COMMENTING:

(1) This story is set in the ASGC verse but, strictly speaking, features almost no canon characters. There's Gus of course, but he's 26 in this story. Brian and Justin only get mentioned, but don't appear in the story as this is exclusively Gus's viewpoint. This is unavoidable once you take your universe into a future and direction so far away from canon.

(2) I sincerely apologize for jumping back and forth in time with my recent updates. It is not made easier by the writing style. I have people talk about things that supposedly happened but that I haven't written about before. So we only learn about them through the character's narrative. Again, sorry for any confusion. It will all make sense at the end, I promise. In the meantime, please confer with the list below to orient yourself time-wise within this universe.

(3) This story is probably for die-hard fans only. Also, please heed the following warning, and when in doubt, please DON'T read. Thank you.

Warnings: (Purely theoretical) discussion of (implied) sexual attraction to minors that are, however, above the legal age of consent. To be completely on the safe side, this story also features a discussion of a hypothetical relationship that some might consider incestuous, though strictly speaking it is not.


For your convenience, here are the links to all installments, listed in chronological order of events:

  1. A Storm's Gonna Come

  2. The Next Best Thing

  3. Birthdays and Other Surprises

  4. What Comes Naturally

  5. Valentine's, Taylor-Kinney Style

  6. 2.4 Children and Other Common Facts of Average Domesticity

  7. Last Days of Summer

  8. B was for Blane, C is for Charlie

  9. Intervention (a.k.a. Revelations)

  10. Courage (read below)

  11. The New Guy






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Anna
Yet another sequel from the ASGC universe. Not much happening in this one. Also, a few warnings for new & old readers:

Don't read if you haven't read the previous installments since it won't make a whole lot of sense to you. And also please note that, as we progress into the future, the more prominent side characters become. If you're more of a core Brian/Justin fan, don't read. There's not much Brian/Justin in this story. Just move on to the next installment or check out my other Brian/Justin fics. Also, I apologize for not posting them in their "natural" order.

And finally just a heads up, there are 3 (very possibly 4) updates left and then this universe is complete!!!

For your convenience, here are the links to all installments, listed in chronological order of events:

  1. A Storm's Gonna Come

  2. The Next Best Thing

  3. Birthdays and Other Surprises

  4. What Comes Naturally

  5. Valentine's, Taylor-Kinney Style

  6. 2.4 Children and Other Common Facts of Average Domesticity

  7. Last Days Of Summer (read below)

  8. B was for Blane, C is for Charlie

  9. Intervention (a.k.a. Revelations)

  10. The New Guy








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Anna
I looked into my ASGC folder tonight - something I haven't done in forever. And I found this. I forgot I wrote it. For those of you who don't follow the ASGC Universe, you should probably stop reading here (& start at the beginning), as you won't be able to follow. And to my ASGC readers: I realize this ficlet is a huge jump into the future, made worse by the fact that there's still some parts in the middle missing. But I promise I will put them up eventually. I will, I will, I will!

Summary & Warnings & A/N: As is true for the entire ASGC universe, this story is as angst-free as all previous parts.

For your convenience, here are the links to all installments, listed in chronological order of events:

  1. A Storm's Gonna Come

  2. The Next Best Thing

  3. Birthdays and Other Surprises

  4. What Comes Naturally

  5. Valentine's, Taylor-Kinney Style

  6. 2.4 Children and Other Common Facts of Average Domesticity

  7. B was for Blane, C is for Charlie

  8. Intervention (a.k.a. Revelations)

  9. The New Guy








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Anna
Soooo..... life.

A couple months ago I remembered that I still had an LJ account and logged in and asked if people were still around. Some of you seemed to be. I wonder where the rest of us went.

QAF had brought me to LJ. Or rather the fanfic writers did. plumsuede, to be exact. She was (and still is) my favorite QAF writer. I had a few great years reading fanfic and somehow, not sure how it happened, even started writing it myself. Huh. But I guess, even when I joined, the QAF fandom had already begun to die a very slow death. Reader (and author) numbers were dropping; the really good stories had all been read and re-read. The fandom wars - of which I'd caught a few had helped wean me off of writing/posting stories. New, better shows came. And the interest in all things QAF slowly faded. The new fandoms found new places - tumblr, fanfiction.net, AO3, etc. But these other fandoms... they're just a flare-up. They go as quickly as they come. With the exception of one or two, they don't last long; nor do they leave as lasting an impression as QAF did. Those that catch my attention for longer than just a few months, is invariably due to heartbreakingly good stories and authors that I would bow before, in awe of their tremendous talent.

I still regret the yet unfinished stories saved on my hard drive. I wish I had the drive to finish them. Sometimes I want to and then it's.... weird? I don't know. I haven't touched them in years. I've written new stuff since then (some of which I also haven't touched in years). I haven't written anything in a long time. A long, loooooong time. Every day I don't write feels like a day wasted. And still I don't write.

I have half a dozen ideas for original stories, but whenever I think about actually sitting down to write those, I feel like they're not original enough. I know where the inspiration for characters, situations, even names, comes from and it feels as though I'm stealing from their respective owners. Does every writer feel like this? Or is it just me?

Earlier this year I hit rock bottom. Not writing block wise. (Is it a writer's block?) Life wise. I felt like I needed to change something. No, not just something. Everything. And I am. I'm working on it. And it looks like in about half a year's time I'm going to quit my job, rent out my appartment (which I own, but haven't yet finished paying back the bank loan) and travel. For a year. Maybe more. We'll see how long the money I've saved up will last.

And I hope (and this is really a huge part of my radical life changes) that all of it will trigger my writing muses again. I need to write. And I need to write about writing. I need to "talk" to people again that share the same passion. I need to blog (again).

I'll start blogging about travelling. And then, bit by bit, I hope it will evolve into writing.

This post really serves no purpose. I just had to start somewhere. Because starting somewhere is really the first step to everything, isn't it?
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Anna
02 August 2015 @ 03:44 am
You know that feeling where you read the summary of a show and just know that you're gonna adore it? And then you start watching and this one character enters the stage (or rather: screen) and you mumble to yourself, "Oh, I'm gonna fall in love with you, aren't I? And you're going to break my heart, aren't you?" ...And you can't wait for it to begin.

This show does everything right, including having the best opening credits montage I've ever seen (Check it out here). I am deeply grateful.

Here, have some scenery shots:









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Anna
19 June 2015 @ 10:58 pm
I just realized I haven't logged into my livejournal account in over a year. [insert clichéd line about time flying ;)]

I'm just wondering - Are people still around? Or have you/they all left or migrated to other social media sites?

It's weird... Livejournal used to be such a big part of my life for a few years. And now.. not so much.