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16 July 2007 @ 06:51 pm
Cancelled Explosion?  
What's up with cancelled shows coming back all over the place?

There are the two SG-1 movies coming out next year. There are the Futuruma movies/episodes due out next year. Farscape webisodes. And things are finally looking good for a new X-Files movie.

My head is swimming.

Squee!

Also, no more ficathons. I know I've said this before, but no. They aren't giving me much enjoyment anymore. I used to always joke about how stressful they were, but I was usually kidding. But after this last one, I just don't think it's for me anymore. I'll make an exception here or there and I'll finish the ones I'm in, but I when fandom stops being fun that is when I know it's time to cut back a bit. I do want to do the team ficathon though, whenever that will be. Hopefully it's not even close on the horizon.

(Latest one is at the betas! Yay!)

I can be fannish in other ways. But the various ficathons I have done have both been satisifying and challenging. I'm just burnt out.

Besides, with the craziness in real life, I don't have the time. And I seriously need to get working on my own stuff. I have some publishing credits out there now and I want to keep with it.

On the bright side, this leaves me up to more fannish things and maybe I'll finally get to read the fics I've been meaning to read for months now :)
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Dusty: sg team shot by lorencydustandroses on July 17th, 2007 05:35 am (UTC)
They aren't giving me much enjoyment anymore.

Yeah, I know what you mean. I went through that myself, and decided it just wasn't worth it for me any more. I don't mind a challenge - as a matter of fact, deadlines are good for me, I tend to put things off otherwise. But what I have decided to do is just concentrate on prompt-type challenges and avoid writing for a specific person's requests.

I don't know if this is what you stress over, but I worry too much about what the recipient will think, if I'm getting their requests right, if they'll be happy with what I do or be disappointed. Very, very stressful. And I seem to have a real problem trying to figure out a way to turn their requests into something I can get inspired by. And for me, inspiration is paramount.

So yeah, I totally sympathize.
Working for the Mandroid: and beyondmoonshayde on July 17th, 2007 10:53 am (UTC)
I used to get all fretful over whether the recipient would like it or not, but I realized that wasn't really the root of my stress. It's more that I often I struggle with the prompts and then I feel weighted down by getting the story finished. My stories always run over or end up longer than I anticipated since Im a plot heavy person. If I could write something quick and be done, i don't think it would bug me so much. But I just can't debote so much time to writing long plotty fics right now for ficathons.

So break time for me!

And your icon is sooo pretty.