frea_o: (Maria Hill)
Title: The Horrible Hawkeye Essay
Fandom: Hawkeye
Rating: PG
Warnings: None
Pairings: None
Characters: Natasha Romanoff, Clint Barton, Kate Bishop
Word Count: 364
Summary: Clint whines. Natasha makes him do it anyway.
Author’s Notes: I had an open prompt night on my Tumblr and I’m archiving some of the stories here. The prompt was to write any of my characters having difficulty with a writing assignment. This is what happened.

“Why does Coulson even need to know about things like childhood pets? Mine were elephants because of the circus. That’s not that interesting. ‘When I was nine, my pet was Bobo the elephant. He was big and gray. I liked him but he smacked me with his trunk. The end.’” )

Title: The Magic of Tumblr
Fandom: Captain Marvel
Rating: PG
Warnings: None
Pairings: Carol/Jess
Characters: Carol Danvers, Jessica Drew, Natasha Romanoff
Word Count: 281
Summary: Carol and Jess introduce Natasha to something very, very complicated.

“Who else is going to send you fourteen asks about bathing products?” )

Title: Girls’ Night
Fandom: Chuck, The Avengers
Rating: PG
Warnings: None
Pairings: None
Characters: Carina Miller, Jane Foster, Sarah Walker, Lady Sif
Word Count: 340
Summary: Four very unlikely friends meet up for a girls’ night. It probably won’t end well.

“Is this not a feast we celebrate tonight? I wore my finest helm.” She tapped the silver at her brow. “Was I not supposed to do that?” )

Title: The Rocketeerman
Fandom: The Avengers, The Rocketeer
Rating: PG
Warnings: None
Pairings: None
Characters: Tony Stark, Clint Barton, Natasha Romanoff, Cliff Secord
Word Count: 434
Summary: Natasha is captured by Loki. Cliff is about to die saving her. Tony Stark is not helping.
Author’s Notes: I think somebody typo’d, but I’m an awful person that couldn’t resist.

Tony couldn’t decide if the more impressive thing about him was the streamlined gold helm—with the rather large dent in it—he wore or the rocket pack strapped to his back, but either way: “Seriously?” )
frea_o: (Chuck)
Chuck and Greater Stuff )

Now on to the meat of the post: I didn’t make resolutions for 2013. Resolutions, I feel, should be between you and your conscience, so I was disgusted to have mine from 2011 thrown in my face by a total stranger. I’d love to see some great things happen this year to people I love and people I know, I’d love to watch some awesome movies, read some wonderful stories, and make fantastic memories. But that’s as far as I’ll go with resolutions.

Now, a look at the year 2012 in writing and other stuff, as best my memory goes:

January - March )

April - August )

September - December )

Looking back on 2012, I made so many good friendships, met so many awesome people, got the chance to write some fun stories, and experienced some wonderful things. It had its down moments, but it had its good times, too. And I think I’ll choose to remember more of the good than the bad this year.

Some Statistics )

What a good year. Here’s to 2013! And another 1k a day year, I guess!

- Frea
frea_o: (Olivia Smiling)
2012 draws to a close, so here are some memes to celebrate it in its final breaths.  Memes stolen from my friend sabra_n. Man, it would be so cool if I knew how to do dreamdwidth tags.

I don't know where #6 went, either. )

the most depressing 2012 survey you'll read )
frea_o: (Chuck)
Once Upon a Time Feeeeeeeelings! )

In personal news, I work tomorrow, have Tuesday off, and then am back at work on Wednesday. Should be a fun few days. Lots of driving, some drinking, and a little chilling. I’m hoping to spend some time with my best friend and my nephew, and the puppies, of course. Best friend wants to go out tomorrow night, but bars aren’t really my scene, being noisy and full of people, and misanthropy is just so much more fun.

Hello to all of the new Chuck followers that wandered over here because of BillAtWork. Thanks for friending me. I’m not really that active in that fandom anymore, but I hope you like Livejournal.
frea_o: (Olivia Smiling)
nonspecific Fringe reactions )

I need some fic and some feel-good reads to get me through this. Last year, the distressing Christmas episode came from Chuck, but that wasn’t a good sort of pain, that was Fedak, you’re the freaking worst, and not in a good way. The episode Santa Suit legitimately makes me angry whenever I think about it because it was an insult to my intelligence and to characters I loved. This year, Fringe is just hitting all of the notes in the lovely pain centers in my brain. To borrow a Tumblr phrase: “Right in the feels.”

It saddens me that there are only four episodes left. On the other hand, I’m really glad that, like Chuck, it was given a chance to end organically. Unlike Chuck, it has a good writer heading its writers’ room, so I’m approaching the ending of the show with hope.

Sorry to bash on Chuck so much, but I remembered how unironically terrible Santa Suit was, and I realize that I haven’t been insulting the show enough.
frea_o: (Olivia Smiling)
Choose one of your completed poems, stories, or essays. The exercise will work better with a story, but poetry and essays will do. Now, go through the exercises above (for exploring theme) to list all the themes in your piece, identify the main theme(s), and examine how you executed the themes.

In which I talk about Fates. A lot. )
frea_o: (Chuck)
Title: One Piece at a Time
Prompt: Pickles
Rating: PG, no triggers (allusions to sexism, I guess?)
Fandom: Chuck
Pairings: Chuck/Sarah
Summary: An attempt to cheer Casey up leads to Chuck learning something new. Takes place before Chuck vs. the Cougars.
Length: 916 words

The first time she ordered a cheeseburger, Chuck dropped his screwdriver. )
frea_o: (Chuck)
By my estimation there are several thousand people on the planet that get to December and suddenly feel adrift and at odds with their lives because hey, no more Nanowrimo. I had this feeling for precisely a day, I think, and then it was a shrug and a “Well, back to the grindstone.” Too many incomplete stories looming for comfort.

On my drive home from somewhere or other a few days ago, I had my first Chuckfic AU idea in a while. Ellie, instead of being a doctor, gets involved in the organized crime in her neighborhood when she is a teen caring for a younger brother. She eventually works her way up to being the local crime boss so that she could get her Chuck to Stanford—where he is betrayed and kicked out. When Chuck receives the Intersect, it unwittingly becomes Chuck vs. Ellie as Chuck keeps flashing on Ellie’s lieutenants and removing them from the equation with the help of Sarah and Casey.

Neat idea, but I don’t really want to dip my toe into the dark!Ellie pool, no matter how fascinating a character that would be. Besides, I don’t want to be that writer, you know, the one who introduces Ellie as the ex-hooker to the fandom. I just don’t.

My next project is my entry for [livejournal.com profile] fandomaid. I’m really excited about it; I’ve been getting ideas for it all morning. With all hope, I should be able to deliver that by Sunday. Plus, I miss being able to make references to thinks that happened in this century. You never realize how much this becomes a crutch until it is taken away from you.

- Frea

PS - 19 days, [livejournal.com profile] sabra_n!
frea_o: (Olivia Smiling)
Since it’s Friday and I read a hilarious message board short story about time travel, I thought I’d gather a few fics where the characters communicate through digital means. Some are oldies-but-goodies, there are multiple fandoms represented, and I am not being mature at all because the first story involves dickbombing.*

Technology! It's a help...right? )


*Sheeeeeeeeit am I glad my grandmother doesn’t have the link to this journal.
frea_o: (Chuck)
Title: Violet and the Great Pumpkin Patch
Prompt: A picture is worth a thousand words
Rating: G
Fandom: Chuck
Pairings: Chuck/Sarah
Summary: Sarah Walker never expected that a pumpkin patch would be this much like a field full of landmines. Part of the "That Which is Greater" series.
Length: 2895 words

Reposting this because it was deemed acceptable for the writerverse challenge after all )
frea_o: (Chuck)
Title: In the Name of Science
Prompt: Planetary
Rating: PG
Fandom: The Avengers (Movieverse)
Pairings: Gen
Summary: Natasha hates science.
Length: 100 words

The Avengers Version! )

BONUS ROUND! I realized this scene also works for Chuck, so I adapted it!

The Chuck Version! )
frea_o: (Chuck)
I joined a writing LJ comm, and they have weekly challenges. The one I decided to participate in was "spend 150 or more words describing your character" and I didn't want to just blather about Chuck for 150 words...so I let Casey do it.  Here's his first evaluation of Chuck Bartowski, after Chuck saved the day with the porn virus at the Millennium Hotel.

And no, typing that will never get old.
- Frea

team poetry sig

Poor Casey. )
frea_o: (Default)

Fixing my other blog, which you can find here.

Upcoming Changes I'm hoping to make:

  • A set of regular graphics to denote what type of post each will be (aka, each post will be framed with icons similar to LJ and DW)
  • A better, more comprehensive tagging system
  • A unified theme throughout my blogs
  • More cowbell
  • A directory of junk I'm up to, which includes the free short story I will be releasing to celebrate Halloween next month, under my official pen name
  • More posts on writing, as that has really fallen to the wayside. Maybe I'll even finish that Vonnegut series.
  • An unprecedented show of unholy narcissism, aka more personal "What is Frea doing?" posts, including cross-linking to other stuff I'm doing on the web (*coughNiceGirlsTumblrMyOtherPenNamecough*
  • Fan Recs/Vid Fridays/Suggestions

Abed

Read more... )
frea_o: (Maria Hill)
Testing the cross-posting of the possibilities by posting a random scenelet found in my extras file.

Title: Outpost GKW Deleted Scene
Rating: G
Fandom: Chuck
Pairings: Chuck/Sarah, Bryce/Sarah
Summary: The inhabitants of Outpost GKW adjust to having two secret agents convalescing in their private little corner of paradise. Some handle it better than others.

Read more for the deleted scene that should probably never see the light of day )

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