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Greetings!

I'm still reeling over my OMG from last time, and I have good reason: the upcoming film, The Joneses, is one of the projects Screenwriter Guy name-dropped when we were talking last week, not only a real film with a real company, but it stars Demi Moore and David Duchovney and is currently 71% Fresh on RottenTomatoes.com. *GLEEEEE* XD XD XD It's a limited release, but HELL to the YEAH!

However, I have more news than just that, mostly LJ-related. )
rhoda_rants: (real men wear pink)
Yes, I do. Me and Mom both. Black electric tape is made of awesome.

Curious? Of course you are. )
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I made a new journal. I don't really wanna shrink that banner, but it looks like I'll have to. *sigh* Oh well.

Clicky here.
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WOOO!!!! *happy dance* I love birthdays. I don't even know what I want this year--well, apart from [livejournal.com profile] seanan_mcguire's latest, because that comes out very shortly after my b-day, but I'm gonna get that myself with one of the giftcards I always get from someone.

Did anyone get April Fool'd this year? I didn't. Unless you count The Fates, because I got fucked over royally trying to get to work yesterday.

More ranting under the cut )
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So guess what I did this week? I FINALLY FINALLY FINISHED EDITING THE LAST CHAPTER OF MY NOVEL, HELL YEAH!!! So now, the easy part's over. I've typed up three or four query letters, each complete with chapter samples of varying lengths (depending on what the agency asks for), and I'm bracing myself for the shit storm of rejection letters that will no doubt come my way before I get someone to say "yes" to my little dragons-and-vampires story. I have a list of about a dozen potential agents (which will be added to before the week is out), sorted according to how likely I think they'll be to take me on, and I'll just keep clicking through until something awesome happens. I'm not knocking my own writing, by the way - that's just what happens, unless you're very very lucky or know someone in the publishing biz. The rest of the world makes it through on their own blood, sweat and tears (oh, so many tears, I'm not even kidding) and eventually gain success through iron-clad persistence. It's gonna be a long haul, but I'm ready. BRING IT THE FUCK ON!

In other news: applied to a webmaster position for a university library, haven't heard back yet, but I'll keep my fingers crossed. I do know someone in this field, so I'm hopeful, and the position doesn't start until January so I'm not figuring on them getting back to me for a while.

And apparently, my ex-boyfriend lost his job. Part of me is shocked, because I always thought he was good at his job, regardless of my personal distaste for him and his lying, cheating ass, and no one in our company seems to know what he did wrong to bring about sacking. The other part of me, however, is thinking, "Karma's a bitch, isn't it?" and feeling gleefully smug right about now. I know, I know, I'm going to hell.

I finished reading Water for Elephants, the first of two books for the October book club, this morning. Wonderful - just wonderful! I keep thinking how great it would be as a movie, and I'm somewhat pondering having a bash at a screenplay. Just to shake things up. Speaking of which, I have a friend elsewhere on the internet who's interested in bringing yet another vampire series (not saying which one, because I don't want to jinx it) to the small screen, and she wants me to do the writing for it. Not sure how I feel about that yet. It would be fuck-awesome if it actually works, and damned if it won't be fun to at least try, but good lord. This is a HUGE undertaking.

My next project: Battle Royale fanfiction. I'll keep you posted. (Although I'll probably wind up posting on FF.net rather than here. Just....stay tuned.)
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It appears that Yahoo! is giving up on their free web service, GeoCities, in order to make way for some kind of pay-only nonsense. SO! That "Under Construction" page of mine is still under construction, but I hooked up the link on the frontpage so that y'all can get in there and browse. To make it easier, click here: Rhoda's Junk Page.

In the meantime, I reckon I need some other place to store my fanfiction indefinitely. Some of it's up on FF.net, which is fine. But the rest needs posting too. So I suppose I might be reposting some of my old fanfic here in the coming months. I might go fishing for communities to post them in as well - let's see if I can't broaden my audience a bit.

With that in mind, these are the fics that I need to reload:

"Vortex" - a 3-way crossover starring My Chemical Romance, AFI, and Criss Angel. It's a supernatural thriller about the End of the World, and the boys in MCR are my protagonists. They get stuck in the middle of a war that crosses through reality and time, and the others are key players in a mystery that only becomes clear in the last couple of chapters. (At least, I hope.) I don't like to play favorites with my fics, but I do have a soft spot for this one.

"The Promo" - still in progress, but there are only like two chapters left that I need to write. Another 3-way crossover, also with MCR, but also with Silent Hill and The Haunting of Molly Hartley. The boys are given a copy of the latest Silent Hill game, and somehow cross over into the world of the game. Before long the fun wanes and the horror mounts.

"Fire, Dreams, Mirrors" - a four-part horror saga starring Hanson, with a guest appearance by Kurt Cobain in part three. Zac's new house is haunted, so Taylor comes over to visit to convince him there's nothing wrong. Unfortunately, the ghosts are not only real, but more interested in Taylor than Zac. (Yes, that's ghosts, plural.) This one was nominated for an award in Hanfic world several years ago. Didn't win, but what the hell - I'm pimping that for all it's worth.

Which one should I get on first? Any requests? (And in case you're wondering, no I haven't forgotten my Jasper fic - updates are pending, I'm in a tough spot. That X-Men vs. Sparklepires thing is pretty well dead, though.)
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Title: "Supernova Rising" aka "When Fandoms Collide"
Author: rhoda_rants
Length: Multi-chapter
Chapter: Prologue
Rating: Teen / PG13
Summary: The Cullens are preparing for the coming of the Volturi, training their family for combat, developing Bella's shield power, and gathering witnesses. But before the Volturi arrive, the mutant known as Wolverine passes through Forks on his motorcycle.
Characters: From X-Men: Rogue, Remy, Logan, Jean, Storm, Bobby; From Twilight: Alice, Jasper, Bella, Edward, Carlisle, Nessie, Kate; all canon pairings
Warnings: Alternate Universe, some violence
Author's Note: Part action, part drama, part romance, with a dash of comedy; dedicated to those of us who wanted a real fight at the end of Breaking Dawn.
Disclaimer: Don't know, don't own, don't sue.

Prologue )
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Title: The Night Shade
Length: Multi-chaptered
Chapter: Six
Rating: M
Summary: Beth Dawson, college radio DJ, lives in a dormitory that was once a Confederate hospital. New student Jasper Hale was once a Confederate soldier. What happens when Jasper's past literally comes back to haunt him?
Character(s)/Pairing(s): OC, Jasper, Alice, Maria; canon pairings
Warnings: AU, profanity, violence
Author's Note: All Twilight characters belong to Stephenie Meyer. Set after Breaking Dawn, with extended flashbacks building on Jasper's backstory. Read only if you're okay with horror, moderate gore and general creepiness. In this chapter: Maria figures out how to use Jasper's power.

Previous Chapters:

12, 3, 4, 5

Chapter 6 )
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Title: Colored Glass
Author: [personal profile] rhoda_rants
Permission to archive: sure
Genre: romance; one-shot; comic-verse
Rating: PG-13 (nothing terribly objectionable, just kinda dreamy and weird)
Summary: Harley muses over her deteriorating mental state, in a rare moment of introspective clarity just before she loses it altogether.
Disclaimer: Don't know, don't own, don't sue.
Author Notes: Thanks a bajillion to [livejournal.com profile] polskipiwo , my very helpful - and very patient! - beta.

Story under the cut )
rhoda_rants: (team jasper)
Title: The Night Shade
Length: Multi-chaptered
Chapter: Five
Rating: M
Summary: Beth Dawson, college radio DJ, lives in a dormitory that was once a Confederate hospital. New student Jasper Hale was once a Confederate soldier. What happens when Jasper's past literally comes back to haunt him?
Character(s)/Pairing(s): OC, Jasper, Alice, Maria; canon pairings
Warnings: AU, profanity, violence
Author's Note: All Twilight characters belong to Stephenie Meyer. Set after Breaking Dawn, with extended flashbacks building on Jasper's backstory. Read only if you're okay with horror, moderate gore and general creepiness. (I should update more often, shouldn't I? I'll try to be better about that.)

Previous Chapters:

12, 3, 4

New chappie under the cut.... )
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Title: The Night Shade
Length: Multi-chaptered
Chapter: Four
Rating: M
Summary: Beth Dawson, college radio DJ, lives in a dormitory that was once a Confederate hospital. New student Jasper Hale was once a Confederate soldier. What happens when Jasper's past literally comes back to haunt him?
Character(s)/Pairing(s): OC, Jasper, Alice, Maria; canon pairings
Warnings: AU, profanity, violence
Author's Note: All Twilight characters belong to Stephenie Meyer. Set after Breaking Dawn, with extended flashbacks building on Jasper's backstory. Read only if you're okay with horror, moderate gore and general creepiness. I should probably warn you, this chapter is heavy on the OC angstiness. Yes, something similar to this did happen to me, and I felt the need to shred the one responsible in fic form. Don't hate me.

Previous Chapters:

12, 3


On to the angsty chapter! )
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So I watched Twilight on DVD on Saturday. First time I'd seen the movie since the theater, as a matter of fact. Smokey fell asleep (she'd already watched it three times that day, haha) but oh, it was good fun.

I define myself as a lolfan - which means I kinda think the whole thing's ridiculous and more than a little silly, but I still love it. But especially the movie. Of the books, Eclipse is my favorite. Partly because it has a real, slow-building plot and a respectable amount of vampire violence, but mostly because of badass Confederate!Jasper. But anyway! When the movie first came out, there was a list of reasons somewhere on the internet why the movie was better than the book. So I've decided to compile a list of 10 reasons why I squee over the movie - and the surrounding fandom - personally.

Warning: Spoilers ahead!

Ready, go! )

All righty - time to watch the movie again!
rhoda_rants: (team jasper)
Title: The Night Shade
Length: Multi-chaptered
Chapter: Three
Rating: M
Summary: Beth Dawson, college radio DJ, lives in a dormitory that was once a Confederate hospital. New student Jasper Hale was once a Confederate soldier. What happens when Jasper's past literally comes back to haunt him?
Character(s)/Pairing(s): OC, Jasper, Alice, Maria; canon pairings
Warnings: AU, profanity, violence
Author's Note: All Twilight characters belong to Stephenie Meyer. Set after Breaking Dawn, with extended flashbacks building on Jasper's backstory. Read only if you're okay with horror, moderate gore and general creepiness.

Get caught up:
Chapter 1
Chapter 2

Read on... )
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I'm trying my hand here at putting together a little fanfic community - Ghosts, Glitter and Gore It's for Twilight fanfic, but not the romance/drama/angst kind. Since dark fantasy and horror is what I write, and what I like to read, I have to assume that there are others in the fandom who feel the same way. So I'm trying to gather them here. Still hacking my way through the format, though, and I'm not sure how to get people's attention, but I'll figure something out. I'll start by posting the Jasper fic that's on my FF.net page, at least the first couple of chapters, and see how that goes.

Wish me luck - and please comment!

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