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Title: Hell, High Water and Amnesia: Chapter 3B
Author: maekala
Fandom:Person of Interest
Rating: Mature for violence and descriptions of injuries
Word Count: ~37K
Warning: violence and descriptions of injuries and treatments
Spoilers: all of season 1
Summary: Following an explosion, Reese loses parts of memory including everything to do with Finch and the Machine. Not sure who to trust, John evades the FBI, CIA and Carter as he attempts to remember who he's become and why he's drawn to this strange man with a limp.
Author's Note: So this fic was originally started as part of pod_together, but then it kept getting longer...and longer...and longer. And then I saw the announcement for PoI Big Bang and decided that would work better. This fic would never have been written without the initial cheerleading from podcath. I'd also like to thank togsos for her awesome, awesome art. She captured the scene exactly as I'd pictured it in my head. Final thanks go to sevencorvus for letting me participate in the Big Bang at the last minute.

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Title: Hell, High Water and Amnesia: Chapter 3A
Author: maekala
Fandom:Person of Interest
Rating: Mature for violence and descriptions of injuries
Word Count: ~37K
Warning: violence and descriptions of injuries and treatments
Spoilers: all of season 1
Summary: Following an explosion, Reese loses parts of memory including everything to do with Finch and the Machine. Not sure who to trust, John evades the FBI, CIA and Carter as he attempts to remember who he's become and why he's drawn to this strange man with a limp.
Author's Note: So this fic was originally started as part of pod_together, but then it kept getting longer...and longer...and longer. And then I saw the announcement for PoI Big Bang and decided that would work better. This fic would never have been written without the initial cheerleading from podcath. I'd also like to thank togsos for her awesome, awesome art. She captured the scene exactly as I'd pictured it in my head. Final thanks go to sevencorvus for letting me participate in the Big Bang at the last minute.

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Title: Hell, High Water and Amnesia: Chapter 2
Author: maekala
Fandom:Person of Interest
Rating: Mature for violence and descriptions of injuries
Word Count: ~37K
Warning: violence and descriptions of injuries and treatments
Spoilers: all of season 1
Summary: Following an explosion, Reese loses parts of memory including everything to do with Finch and the Machine. Not sure who to trust, John evades the FBI, CIA and Carter as he attempts to remember who he's become and why he's drawn to this strange man with a limp.
Author's Note: So this fic was originally started as part of pod_together, but then it kept getting longer...and longer...and longer. And then I saw the announcement for PoI Big Bang and decided that would work better. This fic would never have been written without the initial cheerleading from podcath. I'd also like to thank togsos for her awesome, awesome art. She captured the scene exactly as I'd pictured it in my head. Final thanks go to sevencorvus for letting me participate in the Big Bang at the last minute.

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Title: Hell, High Water and Amnesia: Chapter 1
Author: maekala
Fandom:Person of Interest
Rating: Mature for violence and descriptions of injuries
Word Count: ~37K
Warning: violence and descriptions of injuries and treatments
Spoilers: all of season 1
Summary: Following an explosion, Reese loses parts of memory including everything to do with Finch and the Machine. Not sure who to trust, John evades the FBI, CIA and Carter as he attempts to remember who he's become and why he's drawn to this strange man with a limp.
Author's Note: So this fic was originally started as part of pod_together, but then it kept getting longer...and longer...and longer. And then I saw the announcement for PoI Big Bang and decided that would work better. This fic would never have been written without the initial cheerleading from podcath. I'd also like to thank togsos for her awesome, awesome art. She captured the scene exactly as I'd pictured it in my head. Final thanks go to sevencorvus for letting me participate in the Big Bang at the last minute.

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Title: Every Step Of The Way
Author: maekala
Reader: podcath
Fandom:Person of Interest
Rating: PG-13
Pairing: pre-Reese/Finch
Word Count: ~2000
Warning: body disposal and discussion thereof
Spoilers: 104 – Cura Te Ipsum
Summary: Picks up at the end of the episode and follows what happened after the screen went black. Finch supports Reese's decision and stays with him every step of the way.
Author's Note: I was rewatching pretty much every episode as “research” for another fic and this jumped at me at the end of the episode. I figured it never hurts to get some practice in. This is my first fic in PoI and I wanted to make sure I had the tone right. Written for pod_together.

Pod Together is a community where I wrote this fic specifically for podcath to record as podfic. She did a wonderful job recording it and I definitely suggest you give it a listen as she found the *perfect* music to go with it.

Fic and Podfic (streaming and download) can be found here at AO3.

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First of all, let me wish you all a happy new year! Hope people didn't get too drunk. Not gonna lie: I rung in the new year watching the NCIS marathon on USA and I think I may have actually fallen asleep. But, oh, well.

2011 was a hard year for me, especially toward the end. It started kinda meh. I was happy where I was for the moment, but knew I wanted to move on. Just after Mother's Day, my grandmother took a bad fall that messed up her back and I started looking for jobs in Austin so I could be there to help. That didn't work out too well.

By summer, she had been in and out of the hospital three times and we could see her quality of life getting worse. I have to admit: we were getting really frustrated because we didn't realize how bad her back was. Turns out it was a compression fracture that, because her osteoporosis was so bad, had basically pulverized two vertebrae. Looking back, I feel like a terrible person because I kept thinking that, yes, it hurt, but that was part of physical therapy and she should just buckle down and deal with it.

In September, she had a procedure that basically was an attempt to put a resin around the vertebrae and fuse them in place, thus reducing her pain and maybe making it possible for her to walk again. Unfortunately, the anesthesia fried her brain. Her grasp of reality after that was tenuous at best and downright wrong at worst.

She started to decline rapidly after that. My grandmother, matriarch of the family, died 11 November 2011 at 11 am. Yes, that's 11-11-11 at 11. I think she was trying to make it to 11:11, but she just didn't have the strength.

Some of you may have noticed that I have been...distant of late. Now you know why. It was hard. I loved her, but for a good portion of my teen and college years, I didn't like her. She was the kind of person who thought everyone should do things her way because her way was best and, because of that, she could be...not kind. I have a distinct memory from my teen years of talking to her on the phone, crying silently because she had gotten on a tear where she just kept telling me that I would be so pretty, such a beautiful girl if I would just lose some weight, if I would dress like a normal girl, if I would do this and that. I know now that she was trying to help, but all I heard was "you're not good enough, you're ugly, nobody wants you the way you are, so you should just be someone else."

In the end, though, I managed to find it in me to forgive her because I do know that she didn't mean to be cruel, but she just didn't know any other way to be. Personally, based on what I know about her own childhood, I really think that's how she was raised and that she never learned to express love. But that doesn't mean that I don't still feel the sting when I think about it.

But that's not what this is about. I loved her and I miss her but I move on. And move on, I have. Even though that whole time was made even worse by us losing our beautiful Ninja Kitty about two weeks before to bad kidneys that she'd apparently had all of her short life.

I graduated in 2009 with a BA in Criminal Justice and Political Science. I thought to go into either law enforcement or go to grad school and study international affairs. Both of those things have proven impossible for various reasons. I took a step back, I reevaluated and I decided I needed a new direction.

In 2012, beginning 9 January, I will be attending Culinary School at the Art Institute of Austin. That's right. Culinary school. I'm excited. I'll never stop loving criminal justice or political science (or linguistics or history or any of the other things I considered), but there's something about culinary that calls to me. Because I have a degree, I'm looking to get my diploma in about a year, with the possibility of continuing on to get another BA if I decide that I want the management portion.

As far as my writing, with everything happening with my grandmother, that all kind of stalled out. I had to push myself pretty hard to get the three stories for ficathons that I did this year (Lewis Secret Santa, yuletide and 3_ships), but I think it's been enough to really push me back into gear.

I'll be looking to finish writing stuff for help_japan as soon as possible cause I know people are waiting for it. The Sherlock fic for marill_chan is likely to happen first just because I have a lot written on that already. Granted, it's all handwritten and needs to be typed and edited and I need to get past the block that I wrote myself into, but I have ideas again.

The Sanctuary OT3 for nomorefrostbite got a huge inspirational boost from the Season 4 finale (and OMG, how about that?!?) mostly from a single line of dialogue. Thank you, Helen, for telling me more about where you were during WWII.

The Haven and Constantine fics will come after that. The two Moleskine's worth of fic that I'm doing are coming slowly but surely. I just watched a bunch of NCIS and that gave me some more fic fodder to play with so I just have to make sure I actually write it down instead of getting lost with the two epics that are happening right now.

2012 is looking better all around. I'm giving 101 in 1001 another shot (my list is here if anyone is curious. I have quite a few writing goals, some huge reading goals, and a long list of things that simply couldn't be categorized.

I hope everyone else is as psyched about 2012 as I am. But now it's time for me to get some sleep. Love to you all!

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Should be the final Dear Santa letter for the year...just keep on walking...Collapse )

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Well, my lovely flist, it's that time of year again. The time when, despite the fact that I'm terrible at updating, I suddenly give you a whole bunch of Dear Santa letters.

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This is my Master Post for 101 in 1001, put in a forwarded dated sticky post so that people can easily see it as the first thing in my journal. Also, since I'll be finishing up on 29 September 2011, I figured it was apporpriate. I'll update this post as things are accomplished instead of reposting my list every time.

00. These are things yet to be started
00. These are things that are in progress
00. These are things which have been completed and their finish date.

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Title: Kiss You Or Kill You
Author: maekala
Reader: lunate8
Fandom: Hawaii Five-O (2010)
Pairing: Steve/Danny + Grace
Rating: Teen
Genre: H/C, angst, first kiss
Length: ~7400 words
Challenge: pod_together
Notes: This fic was written for the pod_together challenge wherein I wrote a fic specifically for lunate8 to record as a podfic. I got into H50 in a big way because equusentric kept talking about it and, when I asked, she told me about some awesome sounding moments. I've been hooked on it ever since, though it is not lost on me that she has since broken up with H50. *puppy eyes* You know you want to...there's not even a tiny mention of the finale.

Anyway, for those wondering what the hell happened to those help_japan fics I'm supposed to be working on, I am still working on those. But this was shorter and had a stricter deadline. Since finishing this fic, I've written a couple thousand more words on marill_chan's Sherlock epic and I'm plotting the others. There's been an ongoing family emergency, so I have been slowed considerably, but this definitely got me back in the groove.

Summary: Steve and Grace are kidnapped by a vindictive man from Danny's pre-5-0 days. While the team rushes to find them, Steve and Grace must rely on each other.

The fic and podfic are all at AO3. Podfic can be downloaded as MP3, M4B or streamed because paraka is awesome and hosting everything on her site. Links at AO3.

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