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kriadydragon
06 July 2025 @ 04:31 am
All my stories, no matter the fandom, are Gen and range from G to PG-13 only.

The following archive I created a while back for those stories not posted on my journal. But I'm terrible at maintaining archives, for which I apologize for, and what you see below is not all there is, nor is SGA the only fandom I've written for. My stories are a bit all over the place, and what can't be found in my journal or this archive can be found at the following sites.

FF.net
AO3

To find stories on my journal just click on fanfiction or which ever fandom you are interested in in the tags.

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Current Location: In front of the A/C
Current Mood: busybusy
Current Music: Rise Against
 
 
kriadydragon
16 June 2017 @ 05:56 pm
First off, thanks to everyone who offered condolences after Lavi's death. We still don't know why he died, and I think it's made us a touch paranoid. Every time so much as eats less than it usually eats or doesn't eat at all we get all nervous... only to find out the dog got into the kittens' chow and that's why they're not hungy or they're puking :P Oh, dogs, so smart and so dumb.

So the job thing is pretty much figured out and I'm finally used to it both mentally and physically. I find house cleaning to be quite realixing, and it offers a great opportunity to think out stories. Although I really need to stop thinking up creepy stories when cleaning a big house all by myself. I get ridiculously jumpy when I do that.

I also seem to be going through a rather unusual state of mind when it comes to writing and doll-making. I'm the kind of person who likes to focus my energy on one thing at a time. Although I am capable of both focusing on my writing then shifting that focus to making my dolls, I much prefer doing them one at a time - writing especially since it can end up being an all day thing. The thing is, I try to do both when I can, and when I can't - when I end up focusing on only one thing - I find myself feeling bitter toward the other thing. For example, when all I want to do is write I feel annoyed that I have a doll I'm working on that I need to finish. If I'm working on a doll, I feel annoyed that there's a story I need to write. It's like my brain refuses to accept the fact that it's okay if I focus on only one thin. The other thing can wait because I'll eventually get back to it since I always do. There's no rush, and taking a break form "other thing" is actually beneficial.

So, yeah, it's still one more thing I need to get used to.
 
 
kriadydragon
22 May 2017 @ 11:22 pm
I haven't been on here in ages and here I am with nothing but sad. We just lost our dog, Lavi, today. He was sick something fierce Sunday - throwing up constantly until he started throwing up blood. We took him to the vet and the vet wanted him taken upstate for a blood transfusion, but not even halfway there he didn't make it. We're not sure what was wrong with him other than his liver was failing, though diabetes is suspected. He'd lost a lot of weight and apparently was drinking a lot of water, which is a sign of diabetes in animals. But, man, did it happen fast. We just thought it had been an allergic reaction to something he was eating.

Ugh. He was old, but not that old. :(
 
 
kriadydragon
08 April 2017 @ 06:23 pm
Having a job is haaard!

Actually it's not hard at all and is, in fact, quite relaxing. The hard part these past two weeks have been getting a routine set in that assures I meet the quota of twenty hours per weeks. Which isn't easy since cleaning a house doesn't really take that long, and I can only go in certain days of the week. I also clean part of the church, but only the parts that get used the most during the week, and that takes even less time than the house. I think I finally have it all figured out, and just manage to get in enough hours and minutes for all of it to add up to twenty hours (with the bonus of being able to not work Friday). However, because I'm stubborn and a glutton for punishmetn I still volunteer at the Shelter on Wednesdays. I'm starting to consider maybe not going in, because last Wednesday I wore myself out like crazy and felt sick the rest of the day. Although I chalk that up to cleaning most of the church and part of the house that day, and for some reason - even though cleaning the church takes less time - it wears me out a heck of a lot more. Plus... I don't really think the church needs cleaning that often. The bathrooms, maybe. But I may just do bathrooms, office, maybe a kitchen wipe down and then go and clean the house, which takes more time but wears me out less.

I got nor writing done this week and did very little work on my dolls because I was so tired, and I seriously hope this isn't a trend with this job. My dolls have been doing great, and they've also improved now that I've finally figured out my own method for making them. It probably helps that they don't cost an arm and a leg. Some dolls cost upward to three hundred or even five hundred or more dollars. I just can't bring myself to up the price since they really don't cost that much to make, and I don't count man-hours since I make these because I enjoy making them. Really I only sell them so the house doesn't get jammed packed with dolls.

I've also finally been able to get my cats a cat condo. I've been wanting to get one forever, mostly in order to have somewhere to put the cat food where the dogs can't get to it, and also so that Pip can have an easier time reaching it (she's the cat with the deformed legs). So far, it's been a hit, specifically with Pip and Pepper.
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kriadydragon
29 March 2017 @ 05:32 pm
So first a little insight. I was never a fan of animated Beauty and the Beast. In fact for some reason it always annoyed me. I'm also not a fan of musicals. All that said...

I adored the crap out of this movie! I had such a good time watching it and if it were something physical I'd give it a hug. The cast also gave me the impression they had a lot of fun making this. Luke Evans especially. I was a little iffy about him being Gaston since he seems to play such serious characters, but he was awesome. Everyone in this were awesome, although I have to say Ewean McGregor's version of Lumiere was my favorite.

I think what's interesting is how much of a sixth sense I have when it comes to the movies I want to see. As I said, I'm not a fan of musicals or Beauty and the Beast (animated) yet I really, really wanted to see this movie. The moment I have any desire to see a particular movie, then I already know I'm going to love that movie. For example, when Big Fish was first coming out, the only thing I saw pertaining to it was a magazine ad. Yet I knew right off the bat I wanted to see that movie. Except I wasn't able to since no one would go with me :p. So the moment it came out on DVD I bought it, not even knowing anything about it, and I loved it to bits.
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kriadydragon
09 March 2017 @ 03:41 pm
I can't believe I didn't mention this.

So if anyone on my f'list has published a fantasy book, or just likes to read fantasy, and if you're on Facebook, I created a Facebook group for advertising fantasy books.

It's called a Little Taste of Fantasy - https://www.facebook.com/groups/408782892806577/

It's kind of an experiment I wanted to try, in that instead of posting the usual book cover image and blurb, the author instead posts a snippet of their work. It can be a few sentences long to a few paragraphs long, just nothing over a page, and followed by a link to the advertised work. There's also a pinned post where you can comment and leave links to any author-related links you have (Facebook, Goodreads, websites, blogs, etc.)

Right now there's only five members and I'm the only one who's posted.
 
 
kriadydragon
06 February 2017 @ 02:53 pm
Welp, we got rid of Dish. So it 'll just be basic channels for us. We felt we were paying too much for something we pretty much weren't using. Most of the shows my mom watches are on basic channels such as Fox, CBS and so on, while the only thing I watch is either Netflix or stuff on Youtube. Now we just need to get the basic channels working :P It feels kind of weird being the only house of the block that won't have some kind of Satellite TV. Dishes everywhere!

I am hoping to convince my mom to subscribe to either Netflix, Hulu, or someone else (The Netflix I'm using is my dad's, but he lives in Houston and apprently there's a rumor going around that Netflix is going to make it so that you can't share your account).
 
 
kriadydragon
28 January 2017 @ 04:01 pm
I may mostly be doing this because I'm a little bored and felt like doing a poll. But it's also because I can't decide. I plan on doing a Clockwork cat, which will mostly be a cat with a top hat, vest (*laughs hysterically because I've never made clothes before*) and pocket watch. I wanted to do something really whimsical and found some great furs but I can't decide between them. Which fur do you guys like? (I will probably, eventually, get both, but I only purchase new furs once a month, and the cat is next on my list once I finish the doll I'm currently working on).
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I also seem to have made a bit of a fan. There's one person who not only favorites all of my dolls but has now bought three of them. Now if only I could garner that kind of fanning with my books :/
 
 
kriadydragon
12 January 2017 @ 02:40 pm
So after having spent pretty much my entire life pretty much not having a job... pretty much (except for a few cleaning gigs and two very, very short-lived stints), I'm finally employed! I'll be working for our church doing some cleaning as needed, possibly even some running around shopping for and maybe preparing some food. So it's part-time work that isn't going to be constant, which is even better since that will mean time to write and work on my poseable plushes. As for whether or not I'll still be able to volunteer at the shelter is up in the air. I should still be able to, but if it turns out both work and volunteering are getting in the way of writing and plush-making then I may had to tone down my volunteering - that is, come in when I can (which wouldn't be a big deal as I've been kind of, sort of wanting to not volunteer as much. I'd still like to come in and pet cats, though, and I'm still most definitely going to foster. I'm just tired of having the crap beat out of my legs by overly exicted isolation dogs who don't know the meaning of the words "stop jumping on me!" Some of them dogs have huuuuge paws).

I'm just so dang excited! I'll have my own money! I'll finally be able to open a checking account rather than relying on savings? I might finally be able to afford an editor!

2017 is being absolutely awesome thus far.
 
 
kriadydragon
03 January 2017 @ 06:06 pm
I've never been a New Years resolution kind of person because I'll make goals whenever I dang will please, thank you very much. (Plus I'm not a big fan of New Years). But this time I... kind of, sort of did? I guess? And that is buckling down and writing up notes and outlines for new story ideas, rather than planning them a little here and there then taking notes only when I'm ready to write.

Which, technically, is a goal I actually started last year, but it was mostly world-building I'd focused on, with only a vague synopsis of what the story is about. Thing is, story ideas have been coming to me a lot quicker an a lot more put together than they used to be. Usually it takes me about a year to fully plan a story out. But recent stories have only needed a few weeks to a few days for me to flesh them out. So I don't want to focus on just world-building with only a vague synopsis, I want to get cracking on outlines.

Because I am sick and tired of having all this time to write with not a single story ready to be written. My hope is to get quite a list of story notes and outlines so that when it's time to write something else, I'll be ready to go.

Meanwhile, on a completely unrelated note, for Christmas I got Batman: Beyond the complete series. At first I was a little worried that it might not be as good as I remembered. I was wrong. I love this show. Still good as ever. Although I gotta laugh a little that the characters use flip phones.