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15 April 2014 @ 08:55 pm
So I'm working my way through this fight scene and I've come to part in which the Buffster actually has to use her strength. We've never actually been told how strong a Slayer is supposed to be and while it did tend to waiver from episode to episode I'm a little torn on who is supposed to be stronger. Steve Rogers or a Slayer?

Steve is able to bench press 1200 pounds. According to the role-playing game a Slayer can bench press 800.

I know Buffy was shown carrying an I-Beam in season 6 which depending on how long it was (from the screencaps I'd say about 15 feet or possibly smaller) the heaviest I-Beam is 22 lbs per foot which means it would weigh about 330 lbs.Faith once picked up a 200 lb barbell one handed in AtS and then popped another inmate in the face with it. So that's inline with the 800 as well and it's possible the longer a Slayer is active the stronger they become. Possibly Faith and Buffy are closer to 1000 lbs now.

But the question remains: who is stronger?

My research has me leaning towards Steve.

I'm not asking who is the better fighter. (Though that one would be tough to answer as well.) In this instance in the fight I need to know who is physically stronger.

Discuss. Debate. Help a writer out. ;)
 
 
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13 April 2014 @ 10:15 pm
First and foremost when other people listen to Avicii's 'Hey Brother' do you hear Hulk Hogan in your head? "Hey, brother!" I love the song, but the thought makes me smile every time I hear the phrase in the song. :)

I joined twitter. I've not yet tweeted anything, but I've joined and have already started stalking people. I've only retweeted something Jim Beaver wrote. We'll see how this goes.

I've gotten another 1200 words written for the Captain America story that's piqued my interest. Working my way through a fight scene so that number might double or be shaved in half by the time I'm done editing. I think I'm getting better at eliminating the useless details that my writing style tends to incorporate. It's fine to paint a picture, but the reader's imagination should be allowed to add in some brushstrokes too, I think.

I just finished Nora Robert's 'Witness' which was an interesting read and at times I didn't want to put it down. I also found myself more attached to the male lead in this one which is new and interesting for me. Just started the new Mercy Thompson book. So far so good, but I had forgotten how Briggs likes to toss a lot of characters at you at once. It reminds me of the Sookie Stackhouse novels, but with better pacing. 
 
 
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09 April 2014 @ 11:08 pm
The owner of the lawn-service is being a generous soul and only charging me between $100-150 to trim back the Brazilian Pepper Tree(s) - apparently they're plural and on both sides of my property. Fantastic. He's also going to trim back all the vegetation encroaching on my property line and clean up the bushes in front of my home for free. He's a sweetheart and a gentleman and thank goodness that by this time next week my property will be all shiny and less Secret Garden-ish. :)

I have not seen an ant crawling up the outside of my house which is delightful and I keep looking every time I go outside. The kitties are still not allowed in the garage, their favorite hunting ground for spiders, because I'm not certain what types of chemicals they used in there. I wasn't home when the job was done and since the garage is not considered 'inside the house' they might of treated it with far more poisonous sprays. I just took the kitties for their annual checkup. They don't need to see the vet again this soon.

I'm also working on the Captain America plotbunny (at least one of them) and there will be violence. So far I've got at the very least three fight scenes planned and I'm blocking out the first one. Hallways are narrow and confined and sound like a challenge. :D I do so love to write the violence.  
 
 
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08 April 2014 @ 10:15 pm
The subject pretty much sums up the last 30 days of my life.

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09 March 2014 @ 07:50 pm
So I've discovered the interesting world of podcasts via my iPhone and now I'm listening my way through 'Welcome to Night Vale' which is odd and all sorts of weird. I blame Pinterest for the interest in it since that place is bombarded with references to the series at times and since those references tend to amuse me I've decided to give it a go.

On a writing front I've started to more thoroughly plot original stuff and researching and designing layouts of homes and businesses. I'm not certain what city it will take in place in since all the cities I'm truly familiar with are in Florida and for some reason the thought of basing the series in Florida feels limiting. I think creating  my own Gotham or Sunnydale or Springfield seems a far more interesting prospect.

MegaCon is in a few weeks and I'm getting bouncy with excitement at getting to meet Eliza Dushku, John Barrowman and Karl Urban. Those are my top three, but there are a lot of Walking Dead cast members that will be there as well, but, alas, no Norman Reedus. I'm almost thankful since I can barely contain my glee as it is. :)

Enough about me. How're you all doing? Any big plans for March? 
 
 
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Title: Sins, Not Tragedies
Word Count: 1000
Fandom: Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Almost Human
Rating: FR13
Disclaimer: Buffy the Vampire Slayer and all related characters are copyright of Joss Whedon and ME. Almost Human and all related characters and concepts are copyright of J.H. Wyman, Bad Robot and 20th Century Fox.

Synopsis: It’s 2046 and Dawn has found her way back to Los Angeles. It’s improved since Angel and Co. nearly imploded it.

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25 February 2014 @ 09:15 pm
I've nearly completed my challenge fic and now the editing process begins. I'm rusty, but I still have three days to get it all done. The story turned into fanfiction, not original which is hella disappointing, but after brainstorming the other night with polgara_5 the muse was all sorts of interested in my most recent plot bunny.

Random Topic Change: This season of Face Off has some talented people, but most of their personalities make me want them to lose. I feel terrible because it's their makeup skills that matter, but when they consistently whine about the challenge I am forced to mute it until they get back to work. So much talent, so many bitchfests.

RTC: I think I want a twitter account just to follow famous people who amuse me, but then I think about how much time I spend on Facebook (which isn't that much when compared to Pinterest) and think 'Eh, better not.'
 
 
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19 February 2014 @ 09:44 pm
So I just remembered that I signed up for picfor1000 and my story is due by 2/28. Thankfully it's only 1000 words so I'm pretty certain I can complete it and get it posted with the little bit of time I've left for myself.

Now to figure out how this image inspires me. *ponders*

Edit: I should write original. Yep. Original. 
 
 
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18 February 2014 @ 08:57 pm
Is anyone else watching Almost Human? Karl Urban and Michael Ealy dragged me into this buddy cop drama and I'm surprisingly comfortable with that. It helps that I adore both actors and it looks like they're doing their level best to have fun. Nothing too serious. I find the fact that they've aired the first season out of order, which plays hell on characterization, irksome, but I can forgive it. :)

I have this plot bunny tumbling around my head that involves Dawn, the BuffyBot and Synthetic Soul.

Apparently I'm making up for lost time by spamming my flist with posts. Sorry?
 
 
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12 October 2013 @ 07:13 pm
Title: note sarcasm
Series: We Find Ourselves
Word Count: 550
Fandom: Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Walking Dead
Prompt: #376 bleak @ tamingthemuse
Warning: none
Rating: FR13
Disclaimer: Buffy the Vampire Slayer and all related characters are copyright of Joss Whedon and ME. The Walking Dead and all related characters are copyright of Robert Kirkman, Image Comics and AMC. No infringement intended.
Note: More of a snippet than an actual scene. My apologies.

Series Synopsis: Hank Summers is dealing with a dateable teenager daughter and the added stress of a zombie apocalypse. Hopefully he survives. Both.

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