Jan. 4th, 2013 07:50 pm
walkwithheroes: [Random] (Random Panda)
 I need to get back into the feel of writing and the feel of my characters, so:

Give me some of my characters (2-3 from a story, no limit on how many stories - can use all three) and chose one of the below and I'll write you a special comment drabble:

01. True Love's Kiss
02. Last Goodbye
03. The Devil Takes My Hand
04. I'm Coming to Be With You
05. Making Money
06. The Fault in Our Stars 
07. Learn to Be Brave
08. A Heart Full of Love
09. Covered in Blood
10.  Flowers Will Grow
11.  Buried Under the Railroad Tracks
12. S'Wonderful, S'Marvelous 
walkwithheroes: [Being Human] (Giddy Dorks)
 I wrote this play two years ago. It was for a creative writing class. I liked it, because it would be performed with a fast back and forth that I love. I'm sorry about the formatting, but it was honestly the only way I could get it on here. they were told to stay )
walkwithheroes: [Being Human] (Cling to Dear Life)
I have gotten a job as a receptionist at a busy doctor office. I was with Goodwill and because of my physical disability, they helped me find the job. I have very mixed feelings on the job.

1) I'm wondering how I'll be able to write now that I work 7:40-5:00. When does everyone else write?

2) I'm so damn bored. Like really bored. There are three other receptionists up front and one is out until after New Years. The other two are so busy that they haven't had anytime to train me. I'm more or less learning as I go and just asking questions as needed. I've actually told them I feel bad, because I have nothing to do and just feel bored. They told me after New Years I'll be learning and be busy. Great - two weeks of more sitting, because -

3) They don't really let me do anything. I can check patients in, but when I offer to do it, C, tells me: "I do the patient check ins." Discharging is done by C and I, and I'd love to help, but they haven't trained me in that. And they might not, as they are switching how they discharge in Jan or Feb.

4) Everyone is nice, but I feel lonely and in the way. Nobody speaks to me. I have to start conversations at lunch or whatever, and even then I have to say things two or three times before they respond. Then the convos are very short. I get a clicky feeling from them. I know its been a week, but darn God, they could ask me about myself or something! Only the NP speaks to me, and he's very kind, but then I heard from someone (because its OJT (on the job training) my caseworker has to visit me 2 times a month for three months) that he and the doctors (who also like me) think I'm too serious and I need to loosen up. But, I don't know what to do. No one is telling me and I feel really awkward around these people. I'm inveterated and I can be quiet as I people watch, but I'm different once I know people. But, how can I get to know anyone, if they won't speak to me? Tips?

5)I'm not even sure of my job duties and if I'm really a receptionist. Apparently after the New Year the doctors are starting some new project and they may have hired me to fill in for I as she helps or to do the project. They like that I have a degree, have a minor in English, and am organized. So God knows what I'll even be doing in a month. I'm so confused. Not even the Doctors know what I'm supposed to be.

6) I have no idea how long it will last. OJT lasts three months and I can totally see them letting me go after (they did mention it could be temporary) three months. (After the project)I just have a weird feeling that I'm not there for the long haul. I'm learning what I can, I'm polite, I ask questions and do what I can to help; but, I have a feeling that a lot of them see my shyness and unsureness as being snotty and that my being bored is a bad thing. But, let me be honest: I said I wanted to do more, because I feel badly that they are paying me ten dollars an hour to sit there and literally do nothing for six of the hours that I am there.

But, I want to hear what you guys think. I understand it is the first week and they are very busy for the holidays, but is it weird that no one is letting me do anything (but paperwork that a second grader could do. Today they had me put addresses on letters) or even bothering to train me during lunch/down time? Is it weird that the nurses and other two receps are nice and polite, but also don't really speak to me unless I have a question or unless I something three times, and even then the conversations are very short. Is it weird that aside from the NP, no one has asked me a damn thing about myself at lunch or at the end of the day? Or am I being over anxious as this is my first job and I'm dying to do something and make a good impression?

All I know is that I'm bored and lonely and feel like I don't fit in with all these married mothers/fathers. I don't understand their humor and I have no husband/live in boyfriend/wife/children to speak of. As my mother told me: Married and seriously dating people don't really hang around singles.
walkwithheroes: [Doctor Who] (Rose Tyler: Defender of Earth)
Last weekend I went to my local library and something happened - they had good stuff.

You see, there are quite a few branches of libraries in my city and its surrounding bedroom communities. But, for the longest time the selections sucked. All the books were old and had been peed on or torn or were just gross. All the films were silly and religious and just not for me. However something amazing recently happened: the largest location is being redone and the person who orders films has been replaced with two younger people. Now. . .everything is beautiful.

I got five films that I'd love to discuss.

Possible Spoilers for Asian Films! )

Spoilers for Classic American Films )

I'd really love to get some more older American films from the 30s-60s. I'll have to check and see what else they have for me. Truth be told I've seen a lot over the years, thanks to my grandmother and TCM. But, there is always something new to discover.
walkwithheroes: [Once Upon a Time] (True Love's First Kiss)
Excited for January? I am! Below you will find my thoughts on episode two-nine of season two of Once Upon a Time.

Episode Two aka Rumpel plays the long game )

Episode Three aka It's Just Filler )

Episode Four aka Tick tock goes the croc )

Episode Five aka Regina's redemption story has issues )

Episode Six aka Emma's hipster glasses are fooling no one )

Episode Seven aka More Filler )

Episode Eight aka Whose the Evilest One? )

Episode Nine aka I Was Underwhelmed )

I wrote these as the episodes aired (and posted them on LJ), so I know we have answers to a lot of the questions I asked. Still - thought I'd share my thoughts.
walkwithheroes: [Secret Dairy] (Only Just Begun)
It's been a tough last couple of months. My dad has had two major health issues (cancer and heart) and has been in the hospital for two weeks out of the last eight. He's now cancer free and recovering really well from his heart surgery! That's why I've been away a lot. Had to help out around the house, visit my dad, and take care of him. BUT, I haven't forgotten my writing.

In fact I'm half way done with the first set of Surely Someday. If this were a novel, I'd be at the half way mark. I have yet to start story five (though I have written some Wonderlife and Addictions shorts - posts to come), I do have some sneak peeks for my reader(s).

spoilers )
walkwithheroes: [Being Human] (Cling to Dear Life)
Name: Nichole
Story: Surely Someday
Piece Title: Somewhere Else to Be: Part 2 (Story 4, finish)
Colors: Faded Blue: 19. Baby won't you please come home?; Tardis Blue: 23. Allow me to congratulate you, sir. You have the most totally closed mind that I've ever encountered.; Heart Gold: 25. You come to love not by finding the perfect person, but by seeing an imperfect person perfectly. - Sam Keen
Supplies and Materials: Novelty Beads from [personal profile] sarcasticsra:
Well listen very closely
You can hear the sound
Of a love that makes my heart beat
And my head spin 'round
--"Never Have I Ever", Hot Chelle Rae
Word Count: 2,512
Rating: PG
Warnings: Possible trigger: discussion of a murder; violence; if you see anything - let me know
Summary: Simon wants Andrews to come home, but Andrews has that tunnel-vision. Warren tries to keep Maggie, whose slowly falling apart, calm.
Author's Note: Comments are lovely and I'm always grateful for them.

You made a promise, Andrews. It’s too late to want out now )
walkwithheroes: [The Princess Bride] (True Love)
So - both my parents are anti same-sex marriage. Or rather they are anti calling it marriage. Call it a unite or a partnership. Let them have all the same rights as married couples, but don’t call it a marriage. And all the ancient records were a same-sex marriage was preformed? Yeah, that’s not in English so who knows what it really meant. And all the modern religions and groups that recognize same sex marriage. . .they don't count. (Not really sure why, actually)

I tried to discuss it, but it basically came back to: marriage is religion and its wrong to make people call it marriage. Especially if they don’t want to. Civil rights has nothing to do with it. And what if a man marries his horse next! Like, a man could start saying he’s married to a horse! Oh no!

My question is: what do you guys think of it all? I say: I don’t really care. I think that anyone in the LGBTQA community should be able to marry anyone they like, as long as they are both mentally/emotionally ready and of age. (Basically what I think of all marriage.)

Also, my father said that a lot of the problems the LGBTQA community face are problems they bring on themselves. Especially via their parties and their “feminine” behavior. As he put it: “a homosexual man doesn’t have to act like a woman. They mostly chose to - they like the attention and they are drama queens.” But, you know he’s fine with “homosexuals”

(And he hates Morgan Freeman!)
walkwithheroes: [Being Human] (Giddy Dorks)
First: my dad is doing really well. He's getting cabin fever and his pain medication has turned him into a jerk. So. . .walking on eggshells. Beyond happy and grateful that he's doing well, just wish the pain medications weren't changing his personality so much.

Second: Have sent the next part of Surely Someday off to be beta'ed. :) Going to seriously start writing (and reading) this weekend.

Third: I hate when I get ideas for stories/series. I almost wish I could co-write something or give away a few ideas. Maybe I can do the 'adopt a story' at Nano next year.

Fourth: If you are a United States of America citizen and 18 or over - don't forget to vote tomorrow!
walkwithheroes: [My Lucky Star] (First Date)
Title: Last Day on Earth
Song: Last Day on Earth
Disclaimer: I do not own the song or the clips used. I just edited the clips.
Details: 3:13 minutes. wmv.
Theme: A look at several characters and couples dealing with their issues.
Vidder's Note: I love this video a hope you do too.

Movies/Series Used:
Cinderella's Unni - episode one and MV
Koizora/Sky of Love - episodes one and six
Rabbit and Lizard/Maybe
Boku wa imouto ni koi wo suru
Goldfish Club/Kingyo Club - episodes one - five
Kimi ni Todoke/From Me to You
Bokura ga ita Zenpen/We Were There:Part 1
Fly High/Bisang
Exit No. 6
walkwithheroes: [Once Upon a Time] (True Love's First Kiss)
Title: My Vampire Heart
Song: My Vampire Heart by Tom McRae
Disclaimer: I do not own the song or the clips used. I just edited the clips.
Details: 3:09 minutes. wmv.
Theme: A look at the character of Rumpelstiltskin/Gold and his relationships with Bae and Belle.
WARNING: SPOILERS for season one!
Vidder's Note: Made this ages ago and never posted.

walkwithheroes: [Tess] (Last Goodbye)
Where have I been? Why have I not been writing (or reading)? Well, it's a bit complicated. There is something going on in my family (a serious medical issue). It's made it so I'm not terribly interested in writing (or reading) at the moment. I don't want to discuss the issue, as it's in a delicate place at the moment. Just know that I haven't given up writing (or reading) for Rainbow.
walkwithheroes: [Once Upon a Time] (True Love's First Kiss)
My show is back! And boy did it ever come back with a bang. Questions were answered and new questions came. I really enjoyed it. On to my thoughts. (Spoilers!!)

Twenty eight years )
walkwithheroes: [Tess] (Last Goodbye)
I'm about to start recording a writing Q and A. Because I write three stories, I'm taking one story at a time. I'm doing Surely Someday today, just because I posted something for it last night. There are 27 questions, but I'm will to answer more. Please feel free to post questions in the comments.
walkwithheroes: [Tangled] (Healing Hair)
Name: Nichole
Story: Surely Someday
Piece Title: Somewhere Else to Be: Part One
Colors: Faded Blue:17. You kissed me and went on your way; Tardis Blue:3. Well, I'll tell you something that should be of vital interest to you: that you, sir, are a nitwit!
Supplies and Materials: none
Word Count: 3,306
Rating: PG
Warnings: Possible trigger: discussion on putting someone (Maggie) in a coffin; Maggie has been given sedatives.
Summary: Andrews gives Maggie sedatives, and they don't work in the way they should. Simon worries about what the sedatives are doing to Maggie. Henry meets Andrews for a drink.
Author's Note: Comments are lovely and I'm always grateful for them.

Thanks to [personal profile] isana for the beta!

We’re falling. I’m clinging to the skin of this house, but I’m so sleepy. If I let go . . . what will happen? )


Sep. 13th, 2012 11:13 pm
walkwithheroes: [Strange Heroes] (Look After Her)
There are several things I'd like to discuss and say sorry for during this post.

A) I have not found a job yet, but I've been busy this last month. There is a lot of family stuff that I'd rather not go into detail. Also, I've been doing volunteer work three-four times a week for the last month and a half. Usually the volunteer work is for four-six hours a day, and it's in busy non-profits.

B) I'm behind on my reading for rainbow. For that: "I'm sorry." However, I've been so busy/sleepy/occupied that I knew I couldn't fully enjoy or even understand anything I read. So, I've just not read. I plan on reading at least one thing from all the authors I follow at rainbow this weekend.

C) I haven't written a thing since I sent the first half of Surely Someday's fourth chapter to be beta'ed. However, I plan to write one mini collection for Wonderlife, one dialogue only piece for Addictions, and two or more scenes for Part 2 of Surely Someday's fourth chapter this weekend/next week.

D) I've decided to do an audio "interview" for my writing and stories. If you'd like, in the comments you can leave questions about my three stories, writing style, plots, characters, etc. You can ask as much as you like, and I'll answer them in audio form within the next two weeks. If you all like it, I'll suggest it to the rainbowlounge as maybe a fun thing authors can do.
walkwithheroes: [Tangled] (Healing Hair)
Title: Summertime Sadness
Song: Summertime Sadness by Lana Del Rey
Disclaimer: I do not own the song or the clips used. I just edited the clips.
Details: 1:30 minutes. wmv.
Theme: A look at the film.
Vidder's Note: Chilling Romance/Spellbound is a Korean film that is a romantic horror comedy. It tells the story of Yeo-Ri (Son Ye-Jin) a young woman who sees ghosts and is haunted by her high school classmate. Because of this, unexpected things occur to people around her. If she becomes close to anyone, they are targeted by the classmate and put in danger. Yeo-Ri's family has moved to Norway and she only speaks to her two friends on the phone. One day she meets a street magician named Jo-Goo (Lee Min-Ki). Joo-Goo believes she would be perfect for his act and the two form a team; but, Yeo-Ri still distances herself from her co-workers. Feeling frustrated and drawn to Yeo-Ri, Jo-Goo spends more and more with her. He soon learns about the difficult world that Yeo-Ri lives in.

This movie was a delight! The chemistry between SYJ and LMK was brilliant; they sparkled in their roles. This was a must-watch film. (And it's coming to Region One DVD this October!) The video is short and I think BAM ruined the timing a bit, but I hope you enjoy it.

Hours to make. Moments to comment.

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walkwithheroes: [My Lucky Star] (First Date)
Iki mo Dekinai Natsu is a currently airing Japanese drama that tells the story of nineteen year old Tanizaki Rei, a girl without a family registry. Having no family registry basically means she doesn't exist: she has no health insurance, no way of getting a passport, cannot marry, and cannot get a full-time job. She's a non citizen in her own country.

Rei (Takei Emi)spent her whole life not knowing she wasn't own the family registry, then she was offered a full time position at her part-time job. That's when the drama begins. It turns out Mom/Yoko (Kimura Yoshino) ran away from home and married when she was eighteen. She divorced her first husband after some physical abuse and remarried Mr. Tanizaki. Because she had been divorced less than a year when Rei was born, Yoko would have had to put the baby on her ex-husband's registry; fearing for their safety, Yoko didn't put Rei on the registry. Yoko always planned to fix it (there are legal ways to move Rei to the Tanizaki family registry), but she never did.

Upon the discovery, Rei goes to the local ward office for help and meets forty-one year old Kiyama Ryuichiro, a former newspaper reporter. Ryuichiro has a dark pass and was forced to leave the newspaper business. Now he works nights at the ward office. Rei and Ryuichiro meet and form a bond.

The story goes from there, and while it's stated to be a romance, it's really more of a family/human drama.

Spoilery thoughts for the first half of the drama )

More info on the family registry laws )

Iki mo Dekinai Natsu airs on Tuesdays in Japan. Based on ratings and the last few dramas to air in that time slot, it will probably have eleven episodes. Subtitles are available (usually within the next three days) at

If you like family/human dramas or slow-buring romances, I would rec it.

Rich Man, Poor Woman is a currently airing Japanese drama that is a loose remake of the American film Pretty Woman. And when I say loose, I mean loose. Really all the two have in common is that the lead male is a rich, but lonely man and the lead woman is poor, but hard working. He doesn't "buy" her, he just hires her as an intern to help out with the making of a new government system.

The official summary: Oguri Shun plays Hyuga Toru, an affluent man whose personality is on the contrary, speckled with flaws. A CEO of an IT firm who is published on Forbes as a billionaire, Toru attained his fortune through chance and pure luck. A woman who meets Toru and eventually becomes attracted to him is Sawaki Chihiro, played by Ishihara Satomi. Chihiro is a hardworking college student at Tokyo University who has prepared for her future as much as she possibly could through studies and obtaining licenses. Despite her efforts, she has yet to land a job. Upon meeting Toru, she begins to unravel a genuine pureness inside him and solitude resulting from such pureness, which eventually draws her closer to him. The two repeatedly conflict each other, but little by little learn about one another to grow and develop together.

A Cinderella story of the real world. Will the two be able to compromise their values and lifestyles to become a happy couple.

Spoiler thoughts for the first five episodes )

Overall, I'm really enjoying this drama. It's bright and fun and addictive. It's everything that was great about the old-school Japanese rom-coms of the mid-90s-early 2000s, without feeling like a redo. I'm a little bit in love with it.

I suddenly

Sep. 4th, 2012 09:21 pm
walkwithheroes: [The Crown] (Beauty)
have a want to make a podcast for writing/reading. I have no idea how to do a podcast and have no one to do it with. But yeah, want to do a podcast on writing and reading.


walkwithheroes: [Hong Gil Dong] (Default)

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