Pardon Our Dust

I got bored with the layout.  We'll be seeing some changes going on over the next little while (the one I've chosen is temporary).  Right now, I've thrown up a Fauxlivia header because it's Friday and that means Fringe.  My plan is to update this blog in tandem with my Dreamwidth blog and my LJ blog (thank bob for clients that cross-post), which means this is definitely moving away from being a primarily Chuck fanblog.  Truth be told, I'm a little amazed that didn't happen sooner, as the proprietor of said blog isn't entirely a Chuck fan anymore.  But this is CI.  We don't let details get in our way!

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


So, to kick it off, what have I been up to?

  • Original Work

I've been working on revamping a story I wrote in 2008 to submit to a publisher, hopefully on my birthday. I'm also hard at work formatting the short story I'll be releasing under my chosen penname, which means you'll be able to get it on platforms like Smashwords and other sites.  More details to come as I do my research.

  • Fanfiction

If you missed it, the third chapter of Bank Job was posted this past week, and there's one left to write. I haven't started it yet, but I'm kicking ideas around in my head for it. When I start it, I will do my best to at least make a post saying that I'm closing out the final chapter.  I know some people want it to be as long as Set, Spike, Dive! or To Resist Both Wind and Tide, but Bank Job was always going to be a short, four-chapter story, more focused on Carina and Sarah's odd friendship rather than the actual job they pulled on the First Persian National Bank or whatever it was that Max called that bank.

In other fandoms, I'm still stalled/blocked on The Abbey and Guide Us Home, but another Tumblr user has been challenging me to write a story that's almost become a full Downton Abbey AU on its own. You can read all five parts of Timecrossed over on my LJ in (sorta) chronological order.  And yes, I lazily stole terms from Inception.  It kicks off with the video that started the insanity and now Jordan (normalsauce on Tumblr, look her up) and I are locked in this battle of wills.

And just because I'm not insane enough, CLEARLY, I randomly wrote a fic where Natasha Romanoff and the CAT Squad have a history.  And let's not even get into the Facts About Scott adventures.

  • Real Life

I worked on a friend's short film last weekend (which I hope to link here when it's finished), which, yes, did involve hanging out in a tiny diner full of clowns.  It was a blast.

Clowns. In a Diner.

October is almost here, which means Nanowrimo is right around the corner. This year, I'm not going to use it to write fic but a sequel to the novel I'm working on revamping.  I'm also getting that short story ready to go, so lots of fun, exciting times to be had.

Also, my parents got another dog, bringing the total tally up to five.  I'm sure you wanted to know that.

  • Nice Girls

They gave me Revolution to cover this year, which means that I'm really, really late on a recap.  I also wrote about how the pilot to The Mob Doctor surprisingly didn't suck.

Anyway, that's what's up with me.  You can find me on Twitter and Tumblr, but now that our unifying show is gone, what is everybody up to? Sound off in the comments, please. I miss everybody.



    1. Since when are you writing an official short story for Halloween? *scratches head* That's new! What is it?

    2. Max, you've read it. Hell, I think you edited it. Main character shares her name with one of the Chuck characters.

    3. Hee. Oh, Max. That is all.

    4. To be fair to him, Crumbles, I did write two years ago. :)

    5. Dude, that was like a year ago! I wasn't sure it was the same one! Sheeeeeeeesh. :P

    6. Fine, but I don't know if I like this "being fair" thing. And, it's still funny. So typical. :)

    7. Exciting stuff. keep us posted on it all amiga! :)

      And thanks for reminding about Scott. I especially like how you call that an adventure.Pfft! ;)

      Also, there's a joke around here about Max being old and forgetful. Hihi.

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    9. About what have people been up to, I believe Max is currently writing a new Curtain Call chapter. Right, Max? Tell us more! We're dying to know!


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