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Final GK story from last week, the time-travel bedsharing Nate/Brad: please wait here, your future self will meet you shortly

Saw my neurologist on Monday, and he was his usual entitled white dude self, ugh. I was a grown-up and confessed the last two weeks' back spasms and he said they're probably spinal nerves having drama about being less compressed than they'd been for the last however many years, and he put me on tizanidine (finally, after offering me the option before I had surgery [which I declined], but my hyper reflexia hasn't improved) and then I was grumpy all day about the whole thing. Took one around 7 the first night to see how it would make me feel - tired, mostly, and I went to bed really early. Yesterday morning and this morning I felt like I'd been run over when I woke up. If this is a side effect, I disapprove. But I think my back feels a little better today so far - we'll see how long the better feeling lasts.

Yuletide aaaaah: I did my nominations, and someone on one of the comms was also nominating Northern Exposure so we could get eight separate characters in. I'm not entirely sure I want to offer NX, but I change my mind on that almost daily.

Checking the nominations spreadsheet, looks like other folks got in Atomic Blonde and Baby Driver so far. I feel like Atomic Blonde comes out on DVD too late for it to be something I'd feel okay offering, but I did put it on my "things to maybe write for random treats if there's time" list.
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Intrigued by the way hit counts are shaking out so far for the new GK stuff - really didn't expect the random alternate scene I wrote for the soulbonding to be sitting second in hits so far? Is it just because it's Nate/Brad? And no one has asked about the father of Brad's baby, but maybe that question will come with time.

"if this was a real emergency, you would have more information" (implied Nate/Brad, implied future Nate/Brad/Ray, apocalypse AU)
forest for the trees (Brad/Ray, marriage of convenience/solar eclipse weirdness)
get ink, shed tears (Nate/Brad, soulbonding series alternate scene)
He said the body is a machine / and he may well be right (Ray/OFC, Brad, mpreg/kid-fic)
Delphi, on the south-west slope of Parnassus (Nate/Mike, space AU, major character injury)

One more tomorrow!

Yuletide nominations are open, and while I'm certain I want to nominate The Way Way Back again this year, I'm still waffling on a few other things. I think possibly Northern Exposure and either The Birds or The Avengers (Steed & Mrs. Peel). I might write the Avengers story I want to read myself, but I'll probably never write the one for The Birds, so maybe I should go with that.
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Upon finishing a rough draft for the final day of GK Week, I did some word count math and oof, no wonder my brain feels like mush - I'm just shy of 20k for August. Another 350 words of anything and I'll have passed my previous high count from February, when I did the challenge and wrote every day. And this month it wasn't even intentional besides the "oh, I could probably do that, I guess?" thought re: GK week.

I honestly never thought I would still be writing GK fic seven years on. And if you'd told me in 2006, which I think is when I read One Bullet Away, that a miniseries about the author would basically be my forever fandom? Actually the me of 2006 was writing Jarhead fic so I probably wouldn't have been entirely taken by surprise.

I colored for a bit after finishing the draft in an attempt to decompress, but that didn't help at all, then read an Alfred Bester short story, which helped a little. Watching Bob Ross is definitely not working (for once - usually I find it relaxing), so maybe I will read some more. Maybe an ASMR video? Ugh, I haven't felt like my brain is so much mashed potatoes in a long time.
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I'm cracking up at Wednesday's fic stats: Equally happy and upset. Concerned with food but also with death. And religion. I didn't even work on the 'salem's Lot story!

Yesterday's stats are making me laugh even harder - I wrote about 50 words of Barry Allen telling Bruce Wayne to go to bed, some Brad and Ray talking about a lizard Ray used to own in the Pacific Rim AU, Brad making not-fun of Ray's burned face in a different GK story, Finn offering to help with droid maintenance, and Hannibal and Will talking about chickens (they are sort of obliquely discussing whether or not to remove from this earth the lizard that Will sees running around, so I guess it's sort of death-related? And why did I write so much about lizards yesterday?).

Speaking of food AND NOT LIZARDS, new snacks at the Ads arena: "Saz’s will offer beef brisket and barbecue pork sandwiches as well as a smoked honey turkey wrap. Side dishes will be cheese curds, mozzarella marinara sticks, sour cream and chive fries and a combo plate of all three sides." Meat sandwiches whatever, SOUR CREAM AND CHIVE FRIES FOREVER.

Still can't get my hair to Swinton appropriately but I am also not putting much effort into it. I think it would require more product than I want to deal with and probably finding my blow dryer. (I know I owned one a few years ago but rarely used it. Where is it? I don't know.)

Apparently The Great Wall is a trainwreck. I am not surprised. Upstairs Lady and I are hopefully going to see John Wick Ch. 2 this weekend - it's only taken us since last June to make movie plans. We were going to see the Bourne movie (for my birthday) but then I was so overwhelmingly upset about it that we did not. She said she'd go see the new Alien movie with me in May, though, so I won't be watching Fassbender be a cyborg alone and terrified.

This morning in my Nate Fick alert was this video from last April. I just... I could never meet real Nate in person because I would shake so hard I couldn't walk and it would be horribly embarrassing. (Also why I was so glad I didn't win the Matt+Ben Omaze thing. Someone would have had to carry me into the restaurant from the car, or else call an ambulance when I tripped over the curb. "I gave $500 to charity that I can't even deduct from my taxes and all I got was a trip to the hospital." [Note: I did not give them $500.])
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Looks like my LJ import was successful - after failing the first time because I couldn't remember what I changed my LJ password to last week. So many passwords! I know it's not safe to be that Old Person who carries a notebook with their passwords but I have SO MANY with so many character rules that I'm tempted to do it anyway.

Response to the GK acquire-a-child fic has been lovely - it's not a very busy fandom these days but it's definitely now my second longest-running fandom after DamonAffleck things (I just group those together into one lump fandom). I guess if you'd told me when I first read One Bullet Away ten years ago that I'd be writing fic about the author for years I... would've probably side-eyed you first but then sighed and accepted my fate, haha.

SPEAKING OF FATE: I'm currently doing a project where I brainstorm everything on my to-write list for this year, so that I'm forced to spend at least a little time figuring out what's left to write of the works in progress, or what's actually going to happen in the stuff I only have opening lines/paragraphs for, etc. And the Gotham thing I want to write is SO "fate vs. free will", even more than my usual fate vs. free will stories. Also there are five soulbond/soulmark stories on my list (so far). Peak me, I guess.


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