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I know some of you have already finished your costumes and some need a little cheer-leading. So feel free to comment here with any questions, pondering, or brainstorming about the project itself. (If you need beta services, I'll try and match make that as well.)

I'm behind schedule, but I'm under way with something that is both familiar and a departure as I'm delving in a type of story that I'm on the record as loathing with every fiber of my being. VERY EXCITING.

Also...PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE...if you've ever written for Come As You're Not in the past, feel free to post your old fic to Archive Of Our Own. The collection is HERE!. If you need an invite, let me know. Various f-listers have offered and we'll get you set up. ALSO, if you know former denizens of the Chelsea Drugstore who have moved on, and you happen to be in touch with them even if I'm not, please give them a heads up. They might not be interested in staying in touch with me or the fandoms I currently post about, but they might want their fics preserved in a collection, especially if LJ (and or DW) go tits up.

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donutsweeper
Oct. 8th, 2012 10:47 pm (UTC)
YAY!!! Come are you aren't!!!

I've been meaning to get a post up about CAYA to pimp it but keep forgetting. Oopsie.

I'm actually working on *two* different stories for it. One is two costumes- new fandom (Teen Wolf, oh god, I need help) and a completely indulgent trope (anxiety/control issues/eating disorder) and the other is this horribly complex, in and out through time complicated disaster of a Merlin fic. Not sure either will be finished in time (or ever) but at least I'm trying, right?

I added the fics I already had at AO3 to the collection, I need to upload the others to the archive, something I haven't quite gotten organized enough to do yet.
karaokegal
Oct. 8th, 2012 10:50 pm (UTC)
Two fics! Wheeeee! I'm happy to get out the pom-poms (or whip) and encourage you in any way necessary. Thanks for adding the A03 fics (although I'm not seeing them in there...maybe I'm missing something.). I feel like the more that are there, the more past participants might take it seriously as a collection.

Edited at 2012-10-08 10:52 pm (UTC)
donutsweeper
Oct. 8th, 2012 10:54 pm (UTC)
I don't suppose you're familiar with Merlin at all? Even in the vaguest of ways? The main reason this is a costume is it has a unusual format/layout/structure and I'm not sure it's one that actually works if you know what I mean.
karaokegal
Oct. 8th, 2012 10:57 pm (UTC)
I know it enough by fannish osmosis. The basic premise, the shipwars, and of course the historical/literary background. Feel free to PM or email me. kitty64ster@gmail.com
donutsweeper
Oct. 8th, 2012 10:59 pm (UTC)
Because of the weird formatting would it be alright if I posted it to my LJ and had it locked so just you could see?
karaokegal
Oct. 8th, 2012 11:04 pm (UTC)
SURE! Or even a google doc if you want to share that way.

donutsweeper
Oct. 8th, 2012 11:33 pm (UTC)
What I have so far is up here:
donutsweeper.livejournal.com/386917.html
when you get a chance.
karaokegal
Oct. 8th, 2012 11:35 pm (UTC)
I'll look a little later, when I've had to time to chillax and eat. (Right now my blood sugar is a littttttle low and I'm in end-of-day torpor mode.)
donutsweeper
Oct. 8th, 2012 11:36 pm (UTC)
No worries, whenever you get a chance.
donutsweeper
Oct. 8th, 2012 10:57 pm (UTC)
I had posted it here:
http://archiveofourown.org/tags/Come%20As%20You%20Aren%27t%20Challenge/works
Is there a different place you waned?
karaokegal
Oct. 8th, 2012 11:02 pm (UTC)
Actually, if you could edit it and add it to the Come As You're Not collection that would be great. http://archiveofourown.org/collections/Come_As_Youre_Not

Basically, you edit and when it asks if you want to add it to a collection, you can type in "Come As Youre Not" and it SHOULD come up.

I hadn't even realized people were tagging without adding to the collection.

donutsweeper
Oct. 8th, 2012 11:26 pm (UTC)
Not sure how it ended up like it did, but it looks like it's in the right place now. Eventually I'll get my other fics up on AO3 too and add them also.
karaokegal
Oct. 8th, 2012 11:27 pm (UTC)
Brilliant! *hugs* Took me awhile to figure out the whole thing myself.
book_junkie007
Oct. 9th, 2012 06:01 am (UTC)
I recently remembered I have said I will do this, and I now cannot find my idea anywhere on my computer, phone, Twitter, or LJ. Oops. All I remember is that it's Nancy Drew/Frank Hardy pairing for the Nancy Drew/Hardy Boys Supermysteries from the 80s and 90s. I'll take one last ditch look in my writing notebook and the other notebook I've been using before I call it a lost cause and have to think up a new idea.

I also would like a beta for this fic. I'm not picky about whether you've read/haven't read the Supermysteries, as long as you've read the yellow Nancy Drew hardcovers/Nancy Drew Files, or the blue Hardy Boys hardcovers/Hardy Boys Casefiles.
karaokegal
Oct. 13th, 2012 08:43 pm (UTC)
I read most of the Nancy Drew hard-covers when I was a kid, but then I started to notice the similarties in the plots as well as the lack of anything very exciting and jumped immediately to Mickey Spillane.

book_junkie007
Oct. 13th, 2012 08:59 pm (UTC)
I've read a smattering of the yellow hardcovers, Nancy Drew Files (which start right after the last yellow hardcover), the Nancy Drew Notebooks (Nancy Drew in elementary), and the majority of the Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys Supermysteries. These are all from the 30s to the 90s. I also read a few of the Hardy Boys blue hardcovers, as well as a few of the Hardy Boys Case Files. I also tried to read the reboot versions of Nancy Drew: Girl Detective and Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys Supermysteries, but I just couldn't. Their personalities changed too much, and for the worst in my opinion.

What is Mickey Spillane? I've never heard of it.
karaokegal
Oct. 13th, 2012 09:18 pm (UTC)
Mickey Spillane was a hard-boiled mystery writer and his work is pretty much the antithesis of the Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew type of work, starting with the fact that it's intended for adults. LOTS of sex and violence. (By the standards of the 50's and 60's when he was doing most of his writing.)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mickey_Spillane
book_junkie007
Oct. 13th, 2012 09:34 pm (UTC)
Ah, I see. My parents would have flipped if they'd found out I was reading him when I was in my early teens.
karaokegal
Oct. 13th, 2012 09:38 pm (UTC)
It's rather shocking what yours truly was able to get herself up to in the public library of a very quiet town in Northern New Jersey.
karaokegal
Oct. 28th, 2012 02:33 am (UTC)
How's the writing going? Are you still looking for beta services? I'll be available tomorrow and during the day on Monday and Tuesday.
book_junkie007
Oct. 29th, 2012 06:10 am (UTC)
I think I'm going to have to drop out this time. Unless I somehow acquire more hours in the day in the next week, it's not going to happen. I have 98 words of the first vignette, and I have ten vignettes planned.

I still want to post this fic, I just don't know when I'll be able to write it. I'll let you know when I need beta services, or you know, a complete rough draft. :)
samstjames
Oct. 10th, 2012 05:26 pm (UTC)
Hah yeah, this post comes up when I just was thinking: I really need to finish that story and then have someone beta read it. But the good news is, I at least know where I wanna go - I'm not sure how, but there's still some time left to figure that out.
karaokegal
Oct. 13th, 2012 08:43 pm (UTC)
Excellent! We'll look forward to seeing you there.
hansolo5
Oct. 11th, 2012 06:47 pm (UTC)
I can't wait to read all - well, almost all :-) - the fics !!
I'll have to find some extra time to spend on LJ !!
karaokegal
Oct. 13th, 2012 08:44 pm (UTC)
We'll look forward to seeing you there. :)
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