August 14th, 2009

BSG - Default

Fic: "Insanity Underrated" (Battlestar Galactica, Kara/Lee, 6/?)

A couple of days ago, the BSG muse tiptoed up to me, grabbed me by the collar and yelled in my ear, "SURPRISE BSG INSPIRATION IS SURPRISING!" So ... I went with it. And here is a brand-new Insanity Underrated chapter for your reading pleasure. :)

Title: Insanity Underrated
Author: amidala_thrace
Characters/Pairings: Kara, Lee, Helo, Kara/Lee and Helo/Athena mentioned
Word Count: 3,045
Spoilers: Through S2's "Valley of Darkness"
Rating: PG
Summary: “You think any situation can be fixed by running. But have you thought that maybe sooner or later, somebody’s gonna run fast enough to catch up with you?”
Author's Notes: So, believe it or not, I'm still around, I'm still working on this fic, and I'm still just as into pilots as I was before. July and the first half of August have been rough months for me personally and my writing has really suffered. I've been hard-pressed to be online, and when I have logged on, I've had to focus on the various and sundry communities I moderate, which are priorities. So my writing schedule has been shot to hell. Over the past week I've been rereading Insanity Underrated - plus another longfic project in a different fandom - to try and get back into the swing of things, and I have finally churned out a chapter that I deem acceptable. I will also reply to all your awesome reviews as soon as I can, promise! We're into Season 2, as you can tell by the "Spoilers" section of the header, and I'm equal parts excited and equal parts nervous about what's to come. Hope you guys enjoy!

Read it here @ jedionpaper
Liz's Girls 1

Yay rename tokens!

So, wondering who this yahoo is suddenly showing up on your f-list? ;) Well, that would be me, Liz, the LJ user now formerly known as senatorsfan_ink. Renaming my journal was actually something I'd been planning to do for a little while, but events of recent months have made me even more certain that this is a change I need.

Originally, this account was for my writing, and since the journal that I first joined LJ with was called senatorsfan, senatorsfan_ink seemed a natural progression of my primary account. The "ink" part played up the writing thing, and the "senatorsfan" allowed me to keep the connection to the other username.

However, as many of you will know, this past December I transitioned fully to using this journal as both a personal and a fandom journal, because I'd started to post all my writing to jedionpaper. The "ink" suddenly seemed a little strange tacked on to the end, especially as its original purpose no longer applied. So I started to think at that point about a rename, and began batting around various ideas in my head.

The other part of this story is, of course, that I need a change. For various reasons related to my personal life I've begun to jettison certain things that were unpleasant reminders of the past, such as many/most of my icons involving children and babies. The special gift icon made for me by jedisakora and featuring a pregnant, ROTS Padmé is one that I will continue to treasure and always keep, but I knew when I looked at it that the time had come for both it and my username to go.

Therefore, I am now amidala_thrace. To those of you who know me, this username will be an absolute no-brainer, hehe. ;D I played around with various names I'd been considering, such as creative_jedi, caprican_jedi, karapadme, jedi_thrace, and jedifromdelphi. At one point I even considered caprican_nubian. But in the end, I knew - in both BSG and Star Wars fandoms, it has always been first and foremost about my Girlfriends, and I needed to reflect that. karapadme is okay, but not exactly what I wanted, and I like amidala_thrace better. More melodious. And so much more representative of me, of both my fandoms, and of the women that I will always adore and admire.

Otherwise, I'm still the exact same slightly insane Liz that you have all (hopefully!) grown to know and love. ;) I'm keeping all of you on my f-list, I still mod all of my communities, and nothing has changed with regards to the fandom newsletters. My username icons, plus one of my banners, are now out-of-date, so maybe - maybe? - someone will consent to make me some new ones at some point. ;)

One thing I can say for sure is that this one's here to stay. :D