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the author as a young mary sue
SSar's Beast
morbane
Flat inspection today. The house is generally in a good state, but I use flat inspections for motivation to give the bedroom a serious clean. N and I enthused at each other when the landlady left: "come see my room, you can see the floor!" / "okay, then come see mine! I threw out that box I've had since we moved in!"

It is nice to have a property manager who cares, and a house that is not falling apart. N asked for thicker curtains because hers are not excellent at keeping heat in or blocking out the light from upstairs, and our landlady merely asked her to email her the window measurements.

In my giant tidy-up, I found a disk Dad made for me of all the old documents I used to have on my home computer. If I ever need proof I've improved as a writer, I can go back and re-read this:

Her long, thick, deep, silky red-brown hair cascaded past her feet, and her skin was a light golden hue. Her eyes were a shining, sparkling beryl green, shaded with long black eyelashes, and her nose was small and straight and did not tan. She could be described as lithe; she was tall and her body was slender and supple, with a small stomach and small bottom. In her were combined good parts of both her parents’ genes.

Oh darling, earnest, terrible, barely-teenage me. It... goes on... for pages... In fact, there are 45 pages in that document, and approximately half of them are lists of fantasy names, and the last scene of actual story involves my original characters from the fantasy world coming to visit my high school and dazzle everyone with their amazing psychic powers.

Well, some of the invented names aren't terrible. Waste not, want not.

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"come see my room, you can see the floor!" / "okay, then come see mine! I threw out that box I've had since we moved in!"

Aww, you guys are so cute. (Wait, is that a weird thing to say? Sorry! But it's adorable!)

Your protagonist certainly sounds devastatingly beautiful :)

Heh; I actually wrote "N and I were adorable at each other" then changed it. So yes, right vibe? :)

Indeed! It's a pity she didn't really get to do more than Be Pretty.

"Her long, thick, deep, silky red-brown hair cascaded past her feet, and her skin was a light golden hue. Her eyes were a shining, sparkling beryl green, shaded with long black eyelashes, and her nose was small and straight and did not tan. She could be described as lithe; she was tall and her body was slender and supple, with a small stomach and small bottom. In her were combined good parts of both her parents’ genes."
Good times! As long as you were enjoying yourself, yes?

Whoops. That was me who commented anonymously - accidentally got logged out.

No worries - I didn't realise my new settings screened anonymous comments, anyway, so thanks for highlighting that.

I was having fun, but... still, oh dear. And that isn't even the story.

How're you?

I'm good. Been getting tired a lot lately, but I think I'm about at the turnaround point now. (Started writing again for the first time in a couple of months, f'r'instance.)

Good to hear about a turnaround point - is external stress reducing somehow?

Also good to hear about writing. Fic? Original? LARP? (You seem to write in so many modes!)

There's been some personal stuff been going on which is getting better.

I am writing an Avengers fic, which started off as "Why I don't write a short story about Agent Coulson when he was young and green" and is morphing in my head into an epic family saga with lots of original characters and sad bits. Plus Hawkeye getting told off to be the crash test dummy in a safe sex talk (should really write that bit). Every now and then I send a wildly out of context bit off to my sister to beta, which she says she's liking, but I suspect that it's going to be a low audience story when I finally get to the point where I can start posting it.

Hah! Does it tie into the existing Secret Ninja headcanon at all? There was a lot of extra-family-backstory in that, if I recall correctly.

Plus Hawkeye getting told off to be the crash test dummy in a safe sex talk - I can't completely parse that, how does a safe sex talk have a crash test dummy??, but it sounds like it could be hilarious.

Maybe I should watch Avengers again. I think I might appreciate it better at home - in the cinema, it felt needlessly long.

I hope the personal stuff continues on an upwards trend. Good luck.

We're trying to plan a brunch party at this flat, soon - I don't know if there'd be a lot of people you know, but there'd be a few. Some LARPers. If that's something you'd be interested in, I'd be glad to see you. Obviously depending on your plans and what the date is, when that gets settled.

"Plus Hawkeye getting told off to be the crash test dummy in a safe sex talk - I can't completely parse that, how does a safe sex talk have a crash test dummy??, but it sounds like it could be hilarious."
It makes sense in my head? Yeah, I'm really going to have to write it and see how it works out. (Yeah, there's some headcanon in there, plus stealing some of Cat's. It's, uh, not stealing - it's a tribute!)

I agree with you about The Avengers - when I saw it in the movies, I spaced out a little towards the end when it got all explosiony. What really made it for me was Cat's fanfic and other people's stories which made me feel a bigger connection to the universe and watching it in my own time, stuff like that.

Brunch sounds fun. I've got a couple of weekends in July when I'll be busy with stuff (SF con and visiting Cat), but if the timing works out, that'd be nifty.

she was tall and her body was slender and supple, with a small stomach and small bottom.

Nice for some. ;)

That was the part that really made me cringe, looking back... I think it's adorable, though, that thirteen-year-old!me did not want to mention the existence of a chest area at all.

Hey, saw on Facebook that your driving lesson went well - congrats! (It's completely pissing it down where we are, too.)

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