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カルラ (carla)
20 October 2012 @ 12:52 am
414  

by fallingstars


first post from berlin!

so, the move has gone well so far. i'm pretty much halfway through freezing to death in this weather (and have been warned it gets much, much worse), but as long as i don't have to stay outside for long it's okay. it's going to be hard to get used to having to wear something around my neck all the time, though.

it's not terribly hard to communicate, as most people speak at least a little english, though i can't understand a thing that's on tv (at least the voice of germany contestants sing songs in english, most of which i can recognize), and having to download all my shows is a major pain, but what else am i going to do?

i've already gotten a good grasp on the transportation system (for the most part), and i rather like it. mom's still here with me-- she'll be flying back home on sunday. i've started my classes already; my schedule is crazy, as you might imagine (cross your fingers that i don't die before the end of my first quarter, LOL), but i found myself popping open my laptop during my lunch breaks and thus, the fanfic is not abandoned. =)

peeta confused her.Collapse )

it's about 1 am right now on this timezone so i'm going to go to bed soon; i won't be able to edit chapter 25 until tomorrow afternoon, probably, so it's most likely it won't be published until tomorrow night, CET. but definitely wait for it! it's an important chapter. i'm really eager to see everybody's reactions. =3

PS: if anyone would like to know more about my moving-to-germany hijinks, my twitter has been basically filled with nothing but that recently, so do check it out if you'd like.
 
 
Current Location: berlin, germany
Current Mood: sleepy
 
 
カルラ (carla)
20 September 2012 @ 10:39 pm
413  

by angeleyesjg24


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RICOCHET
chapter 24: exposition


rating: most likely PG-13. nothing worse than what's in the books.
genre: adventure/suspense/drama/romance... again, pretty much what's in the books.
pairings: peeta/katniss, rory/prim... and probably others. you'll see soon.
canon/timeline: same-context AU-- this fic still happens in the same world as THG, but the actual events in the books never happened. i'm adding about five years to the characters from the age they were at the beginning of the hunger games. katniss is 21.
disclaimer: yeah, just let me go get my transfer laser and switch bodies with suzanne collins. until i find it in the mess that is my room, anything you can recognize belongs to her.

note: i've never really tried this before (and i'm sure it will eventually come back and bite me in the behind), but each chapter will be from the PoV of a different character. you should be able to tell whose PoV it is fairly easily, though.


summary: "primrose everdeen." this can't be happening, katniss thought. she desperately pushed through the crowd. i volunteer!, she wanted to scream. i volunteer as tribute! but she couldn't, because she wasn't eligible for the reaping anymore. there was nothing she could do.


@ FF.NET_ HERE.
@ AO3_ HERE.
@ RÊVERIE_ HERE.

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Current Location: panama, panama
Current Mood: hot
Current Music: castle
 
 
カルラ (carla)


right, so i already have a peeta essay and a katniss essay, so i figure it's only fair to write up a little something about gale, too. as always, keep in mind that this is more me rambling than an actual structured essay. also, this one's shorter, so it's more of a mini-essay, because it was focused toward one question in particular instead of gale's character in general. but you know how wordy i get, so i may expand on this in the future.

this whole thing started, as usual, with one of my reviewers. the fantastic texas-devil-or-angel @ ff.net was commenting on a chapter of my fanfic, ricochet, which was from gale's point of view, and the idea came up that one of the things people sometimes don't like about gale as a character is that in the books it read like he felt he had just made up his mind that he and katniss should be together, and he wouldn't let go of that idea regardless of what was happening in katniss's life-- so maybe he never knew her that well to begin with.

this idea of gale feeling some kind of "entitlement" to katniss is something i had actually heard a few times before from other people in the fandom, and i thought it was interesting because i can definitely see where it came from, but i personally think there are more factors involved to gale and katniss's relationship so i see things somewhat differently.

i think gale and katniss know each other pretty well.Collapse )

so... yeah. that's kind of what i think about it, and what i generally try to transmit about gale when i characterize him for a fanfic. i think it's important to keep these things in mind when i write, because i do love gale, and while he is by no means perfect, i think many people tend to latch onto his bad side and forget about the good, and i don't think that's very fair. if there's one thing i never doubted, it's that he's a very genuine person. he did always want what was best for katniss, though he didn't necessarily have to be happy about it. so hopefully this little essay will help some of you see gale in a different light, too.

(those of you who follow my fic might find the not-so-subtle pun there. LOL).
 
 
Current Location: panama, panama
Current Mood: hungry
Current Music: property virgins
 
 
カルラ (carla)
11 September 2012 @ 08:29 pm
412  


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RICOCHET
chapter 23: in a different light


rating: most likely PG-13. nothing worse than what's in the books.
genre: adventure/suspense/drama/romance... again, pretty much what's in the books.
pairings: peeta/katniss, rory/prim... and probably others. you'll see soon.
canon/timeline: same-context AU-- this fic still happens in the same world as THG, but the actual events in the books never happened. i'm adding about five years to the characters from the age they were at the beginning of the hunger games. katniss is 21.
disclaimer: yeah, just let me go get my transfer laser and switch bodies with suzanne collins. until i find it in the mess that is my room, anything you can recognize belongs to her.

note: i've never really tried this before (and i'm sure it will eventually come back and bite me in the behind), but each chapter will be from the PoV of a different character. you should be able to tell whose PoV it is fairly easily, though.


summary: "primrose everdeen." this can't be happening, katniss thought. she desperately pushed through the crowd. i volunteer!, she wanted to scream. i volunteer as tribute! but she couldn't, because she wasn't eligible for the reaping anymore. there was nothing she could do.


@ FF.NET_ HERE.
@ RÊVERIE_ HERE.

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Current Location: panama, panama
Current Mood: annoyed
Current Music: panama vs canada world cup classifying round
 
 
カルラ (carla)
11 September 2012 @ 03:46 pm
411  


two weeks to germany, as of today! go on, ask me how much german i know so far. (hint: none).

meanwhile, back when i planned out this chapter, i actually thought i was fitting one too many important events into it. i thought it was going to be crazy long. now that i've written it, turns out it's actually pretty short in comparison to the two previous chapters. oh well. i might still come back and add some padding in the future, but as of now i'm kind of sick of looking at it. so here, have your snippet and leave me be.

as he pulled back his arm he caught sight of the schedule...Collapse )

oh, haymitch. xD

meanwhile, i should have chapter 23 uploaded to ff.net by tonight. i hope. keep your fingers crossed that panama wins against canada tonight so i remain in a mostly good mood. =P
 
 
Current Location: panama, panama
Current Mood: sleepy
 
 
 
カルラ (carla)
30 August 2012 @ 09:28 pm
410  


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RICOCHET
chapter 22: no more crying


rating: most likely PG-13. nothing worse than what's in the books.
genre: adventure/suspense/drama/romance... again, pretty much what's in the books.
pairings: peeta/katniss, rory/prim... and probably others. you'll see soon.
canon/timeline: same-context AU-- this fic still happens in the same world as THG, but the actual events in the books never happened. i'm adding about five years to the characters from the age they were at the beginning of the hunger games. katniss is 21.
disclaimer: yeah, just let me go get my transfer laser and switch bodies with suzanne collins. until i find it in the mess that is my room, anything you can recognize belongs to her.

note: i've never really tried this before (and i'm sure it will eventually come back and bite me in the behind), but each chapter will be from the PoV of a different character. you should be able to tell whose PoV it is fairly easily, though.


summary: "primrose everdeen." this can't be happening, katniss thought. she desperately pushed through the crowd. i volunteer!, she wanted to scream. i volunteer as tribute! but she couldn't, because she wasn't eligible for the reaping anymore. there was nothing she could do.


@ FF.NET_ HERE.
@ RÊVERIE_ HERE.

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Current Location: panama, panama
Current Mood: sleepy
Current Music: castle
 
 
カルラ (carla)
29 August 2012 @ 06:56 pm
409  


i meant to have this chapter done over the weekend but neil armstrong's death completely killed my will to write for like two days. ;______; so now that i'm done with it i'd like to take a moment to say this again: may you rest in peace, mr. armstrong. you were my hero and will forever be remembered. *minute of silence*

now, let's get to business.

i am still on a high because my beloved real madrid won the spanish supercup just a few hours ago yaaaaaay! \o/ so you'll have to forgive me if i'm a little bit evil with possible spoilers in this snippet.

it was around noon when it happened.Collapse )

awww! see? i keep telling you people gale does have a soft side, but y'all don't believe me! x3

chapter 22 will be uploaded to ff.net tomorrow. probably around noon. i have a few RL stuffs to deal with before i can actually sit down to edit it, so don't quote me on the time-- but tomorrow for sure.
 
 
Current Location: panama, panama
Current Mood: ecstatic
Current Music: caso cerrado
 
 
カルラ (carla)
17 August 2012 @ 09:56 pm
408  

by envyious


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RICOCHET
chapter 21: exit strategies


rating: most likely PG-13. nothing worse than what's in the books.
genre: adventure/suspense/drama/romance... again, pretty much what's in the books.
pairings: peeta/katniss, rory/prim... and probably others. you'll see soon.
canon/timeline: same-context AU-- this fic still happens in the same world as THG, but the actual events in the books never happened. i'm adding about five years to the characters from the age they were at the beginning of the hunger games. katniss is 21.
disclaimer: yeah, just let me go get my transfer laser and switch bodies with suzanne collins. until i find it in the mess that is my room, anything you can recognize belongs to her.

note: i've never really tried this before (and i'm sure it will eventually come back and bite me in the behind), but each chapter will be from the PoV of a different character. you should be able to tell whose PoV it is fairly easily, though.

note 2: i've paraphrased a quote from a late-90's romantic comedy in this chapter. if you can spot it, you'll probably know who my take on madge is (partly) inspired by.

warning: this chapter marks the start of the games, so it does include the expected violence and some gruesome imagery.


summary: "primrose everdeen." this can't be happening, katniss thought. she desperately pushed through the crowd. i volunteer!, she wanted to scream. i volunteer as tribute! but she couldn't, because she wasn't eligible for the reaping anymore. there was nothing she could do.


@ FF.NET_ HERE.
@ RÊVERIE_ HERE.

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Current Location: panama, panama
Current Mood: anxious
Current Music: 3 days to open with bobby flay
 
 
カルラ (carla)
17 August 2012 @ 11:54 am
407  

by kris10_icons


this chapter's freaking huge. i can't even.

she went out the door, letting grethel know that she'd be out late...Collapse )

there. now you know prim survives AT LEAST the first day of the games. xD

i will try my best to upload chapter 21 to ff.net tonight. i have quite a few things to tweak, though, so don't take my word for it. if not tonight, then tomorrow morning for sure!
 
 
Current Location: panama, panama
Current Mood: blah
Current Music: the delicious miss dahl
 
 
カルラ (carla)
02 August 2012 @ 11:15 am
406  

(not mine! maker unknown).



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RICOCHET
chapter 20: training, part 2


rating: most likely PG-13. nothing worse than what's in the books.
genre: adventure/suspense/drama/romance... again, pretty much what's in the books.
pairings: peeta/katniss, rory/prim... and probably others. you'll see soon.
canon/timeline: same-context AU-- this fic still happens in the same world as THG, but the actual events in the books never happened. i'm adding about five years to the characters from the age they were at the beginning of the hunger games. katniss is 21.
disclaimer: yeah, just let me go get my transfer laser and switch bodies with suzanne collins. until i find it in the mess that is my room, anything you can recognize belongs to her.

note: i've never really tried this before (and i'm sure it will eventually come back and bite me in the behind), but each chapter will be from the PoV of a different character. you should be able to tell whose PoV it is fairly easily, though.


summary: "primrose everdeen." this can't be happening, katniss thought. she desperately pushed through the crowd. i volunteer!, she wanted to scream. i volunteer as tribute! but she couldn't, because she wasn't eligible for the reaping anymore. there was nothing she could do.


@ FF.NET_ HERE.
@ RÊVERIE_ HERE.

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Current Location: panama, panama
Current Mood: cheerful
Current Music: gymnastics at the london olympics
 
 
 
カルラ (carla)
01 August 2012 @ 05:48 pm
405  


this took forever because it's such an action-packed chapter... and i fail at action. D: sigh. it's longer than i thought it would be, though, which i will take as a good sign. either way, it's done now, and i refuse to look at it anymore. have a go at it. you won't understand anything, but at least you get another peek at the arena:

the tremors were more intense, the tree she was standing on felt less stable...Collapse )

chapter 20 should be uploaded to ff.net tomorrow morning!
 
 
Current Location: panama, panama
Current Mood: bored
Current Music: al descubierto
 
 
カルラ (carla)
17 July 2012 @ 08:53 pm
404  

by summertimesky



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RICOCHET
chapter 19: training, part 1


rating: most likely PG-13. nothing worse than what's in the books.
genre: adventure/suspense/drama/romance... again, pretty much what's in the books.
pairings: peeta/katniss, rory/prim... and probably others. you'll see soon.
canon/timeline: same-context AU-- this fic still happens in the same world as THG, but the actual events in the books never happened. i'm adding about five years to the characters from the age they were at the beginning of the hunger games. katniss is 21.
disclaimer: yeah, just let me go get my transfer laser and switch bodies with suzanne collins. until i find it in the mess that is my room, anything you can recognize belongs to her.

note: i've never really tried this before (and i'm sure it will eventually come back and bite me in the behind), but each chapter will be from the PoV of a different character. you should be able to tell whose PoV it is fairly easily, though.


summary: "primrose everdeen." this can't be happening, katniss thought. she desperately pushed through the crowd. i volunteer!, she wanted to scream. i volunteer as tribute! but she couldn't, because she wasn't eligible for the reaping anymore. there was nothing she could do.


@ FF.NET_ HERE.
@ RÊVERIE_ HERE.

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Current Location: panama, panama
Current Mood: happy
Current Music: blue jays at yankees, game 2
 
 
カルラ (carla)
17 July 2012 @ 12:19 pm
403  


LONGEST. CHAPTER. EVAR. after i got done with it, i actually had to go back and cut out some stuff. which didn't work too well, as practically EVERYTHING in this chapter is like dead important to the plot. sigh. well, i hope when i finally get to uploading this, you'll be so entranced by everything going on that you won't notice how long the chapter really is. ^^;;;

by this point i've already given up on not spoiling you with these excerpts. there is literally nothing i can give you that won't spoil some kind of plot twist. so this is a short little snippet, BUT: READ AT YOUR OWN RISK.

she let herself relax from her previously tense position...Collapse )

ETA on chapter 19: probably tonight. that chapter's pretty much been edited to death by now.
 
 
Current Location: panama, panama
Current Mood: tired
Current Music: house hunters international
 
 
カルラ (carla)
06 July 2012 @ 08:44 pm
402  



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RICOCHET
chapter 18: pulled by the current


rating: most likely PG-13. nothing worse than what's in the books.
genre: adventure/suspense/drama/romance... again, pretty much what's in the books.
pairings: peeta/katniss, rory/prim... and probably others. you'll see soon.
canon/timeline: same-context AU-- this fic still happens in the same world as THG, but the actual events in the books never happened. i'm adding about five years to the characters from the age they were at the beginning of the hunger games. katniss is 21.
disclaimer: yeah, just let me go get my transfer laser and switch bodies with suzanne collins. until i find it in the mess that is my room, anything you can recognize belongs to her.

note: i've never really tried this before (and i'm sure it will eventually come back and bite me in the behind), but each chapter will be from the PoV of a different character. you should be able to tell whose PoV it is fairly easily, though.


summary: "primrose everdeen." this can't be happening, katniss thought. she desperately pushed through the crowd. i volunteer!, she wanted to scream. i volunteer as tribute! but she couldn't, because she wasn't eligible for the reaping anymore. there was nothing she could do.


@ FF.NET_ HERE.
@ RÊVERIE_ HERE.

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Current Location: panama, panama
Current Mood: thoughtful
Current Music: yankees at red sox, game 1
 
 
カルラ (carla)
06 July 2012 @ 11:15 am
401  


you may remember, back in last year, when i quit my job i said i would apply for a master's program somewhere in europe. well, i did, and i got accepted to a few of them. so it's been decided recently that come october i will be starting classes in berlin, germany. yay! =)

anyway, it's partly because of this that this chapter took a bit longer than i expected. a lot of my writing time was spent visiting the embassy and looking up flights and apartments online. the other part of the delay was basically the fact that i suck at integrating exposition to my stories in an organic matter. ^^;;; but eh, it has to be done somehow.

it's getting increasingly hard to find excerpts of these newer chapters that won't spoil the entire thing for you guys. eventually i just said screw it-- most of this you're going to find out when i post chapter 18 anyway. so if you'd like to wait for the chapter before reading this excerpt, i'd recommend that (i should be posting 18 tonight), but if you still want to read this, knock yourself out. who am i to judge you when i can't resist spoilers myself. LOL. xD

It was hard for him, all this caution and secrecy.Collapse )

like i said before, chapter 18 should be uploaded to ff.net sometime tonight!
 
 
Current Location: panama, panama
Current Mood: cold