AwkwardSubmarine
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Joined 05-24-08, id: 613296, Profile Updated: 06-07-18
Author has written 4 stories for Romance, and Sci-Fi.

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6/6/2018
Back to work on Blindsided after some truly heinous writer's block. In an attempt to re-inspire myself over the progress-less week from hell, I threw together a livejournal as a sort of supplement to my work here. Inspiration pictures, random drabbles, excerpts of content too explicit for FB.

5/13/2018
Blindsided is going live. I was at a loss for what to write for a couple weeks and then I was watching Westworld of all things and suddenly I realized I had an idea. More specifically, a new version of an old idea. My writer brain is just as rusty as I thought and grinding out two chapters has been agonizing. But I did it. And I'm more or less proud of it. And I'm going to keep going.

4/18/2018
It's been a LONG time, FictionPress. Since my last update, eight years and ten days and holy shit, man. When I logged back in, I was just expecting to sort of chuckle at my Very Young Self and keep on moving. I was not expecting to be struck with inspiration. I was not expecting to want to write again after so much time. But here I am. Maybe it's because I have some free time for the first time in years. Maybe it's because I've been reading more recently. Maybe it's because I really do have a writer inside me that's just been biding her time and waiting for her chance to come out again. In any case, here we are. I'm back. I have the time. I have some ideas. Time to do the thing.

ABOUT ME:

Why "AwkwardSumbarine"?: Know the "awkward turtle" hand gesture? Well, it's kind of like that. Only a submarine. The "Awkward Submarine" came from a very insane car ride with my best friend. Needless to say, I got pretty attached to it. Also I have a strange and mysterious love of submarine movies.

All-time Book Favorites: Harry Potter, anything Philip Pullman, fairy tales, Sherlock Holmes, Ella Enchanted, Dealing With Dragons (and sequels), Charles Dickens, Jane Austen, Anne of Green Gables (yes, only the first one)

Newer Book Loves: Winternight Trilogy, Marion Zimmer Bradley, Neil Gaiman, Court of Thorns and Roses

Romance Influences: Jill Shalvis, Cherry Adair, Lucy Monroe, Donna Kauffman

Television Favorites: Everything Joss Whedon, everything Jonathan Nolan, Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries, Alias, Nikita, The Great British Baking Show, Sherlock, Scott & Bailey, SOAP

Dream Job: Supervillain

Actual Job: Stage Manager and Quickbooks Minion

WORK ON FICTION PRESS:

Blindsided (in progress)

A re-imagining of the characters and themes central to Bang Bang. Ally, Rylie, and Mickey are all here, joined by new faces and some old ones too. It's a romance through and through, full of humor and heartbreak and hope.

Renata Dal

This idea started life as a long-form roleplay set in An Established Science Fiction Universe That Shall Not Be Named. It survives as an original character, a vague idea of a plot, and an opportunity to stretch some muscles.

Stumble (OLD - published, complete)

This actually started out as a sort of dare to myself; I wanted to see if I could write sexy. The identities and relationship of the characters (a Las Vegas PD cop and a professional dominatrix/yoga teacher) came out of my "Hey, I should write a cheesy romance novel to try and pay for college!" Phase...which I have not totally moved beyond. The piece itself is a sort of experiment designed to stretch my limits as a writer. When I wrote it I meant it as an excerpt of a novel-length work. It may or may not be incorporated into something later. For now, I'm happy with the way it is.

Bang Bang (OLD - published, discontinued)

Alba's story as I imagine it is very close to my heart. There's a lot of me in it - my feelings, my pains, my personality, my experiences. And maybe that's why it's turning out so hard for me to write it in a way that I'm happy with. The original Bang Bang was a priceless exercise in writing emotionally, but it got turned around and confused and I realized I wasn't telling the story I really wanted to. I will definitely be getting back to the story of Ally and Rylie and Mickey and all someday. I know it intimately, and I want to share it. I'm just working on the how.

WORKS IN PROGRESS:

[GONNA WRITE SOME ROMANCE]

Probably shorter scenarios that toy with explicitness. Emphasis on enthusiastic consent!

Stupidly Angry by Ms ShiSha reviews
“You have two options now.” He said in a hoarse voice. “Either you are going to go home now and we forget that ever happened or” there his voice broke a little and his gaze darkened “…or you stay here, with me, and we finish." Right, like I could ever go.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,385 - Reviews: 20 - Favs: 80 - Follows: 4 - Published: 9/29/2008 - Complete
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Blindsided reviews
Somehow, they never saw each other coming. One blissful night ten years ago ended in a tragedy that tore them apart. Now, a surprise encounter has thrown them back together. It's a second chance for their friendship, and for that other thing they never really had the opportunity to explore...if only they can find the courage to take it. Rated M for swears and eventual sexytimes.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 4 - Words: 10,190 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 6/4 - Published: 5/13
Renata Dal
She is part of a legacy. She has always excelled. She has always done everything to meet her family's expectations and make them proud. She's about to do something different. [This is a character and universe exploration for now; hopefully it will grow into a story.]
Fiction: Sci-Fi - Rated: K+ - English - Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,095 - Published: 4/18
Stumble reviews
[OLD] Seductive, exhilarating night gives way to satiated, blissful morning. There's the delight, and then the strange interruption of unforeseen emotions. A standalone scene.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,398 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 1 - Published: 4/4/2010 - Complete
Bang Bang reviews
[OLD] Pyrotechnical Display started in a garage and rocketed off to stardom. The sky was the limit. But then their lead singer and friend is shot, bang bang, and everything starts to fall apart. This is how they build back up. DISCONTINUED
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Drama/Friendship - Chapters: 11 - Words: 36,651 - Reviews: 24 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 12/19/2008 - Published: 5/26/2008 - Complete