Mar. 8th, 2017 03:32 pm
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Yeah, the plunnies have really been biting. I just put up #32 in my Turtles fic series.

Since that's pretty much all I've been involved in fandom-wise for the last three months, I haven't posted anything here. Pretty much everything I've been up to can be seen on my site: Both fic links and pages of stuff about the fics. And fun things like figure photoshoots.

After much searching, I did finally get my Baxter figure, and also a second one to repaint as Barney. I also got most of the rest of the TMNT Classics line from Mega Bloks/Construx, including a couple of playsets on post-Christmas prices. I love them! The Turtle Van was fun to put together, albeit frustrating when I'd make a mistake and use the wrong piece. I'd forgotten how fun it is to build things with blocks.

I also bought one Nick series set to get the laptop accessory out of it and use it as the alien computer, who has become a major presence in my series. I will build the Nick playset to use with my Classics figures. I now have the Nick Baxter figure too, which I also turned human. Totally going WTH to Nick trolling the fans by having Nick Baxter turned human again, only he apparently decided he liked being a fly mutant better and wasn't happy about it, despite having wanted to be human again in the past. WTH. Of course, regardless, I don't think Nick Baxter's plight was ever quite as horrifying as 87 Baxter's. I think Nick Baxter was just normally mutated, while 87 Baxter was actually fused with a fly when Krang tried to murder him by disintegration and something went wrong. GAH.

Sometimes I feel guilty for doing what I did to Barney in my fics, given that I have him do far worse things than he did in the series. (That's him in my icon. He has red hair, Baxter has brown hair ... or blond, depending on your point of view.) But at least he did develop a conscience while I was writing the very first fic, so my original plan of "make Barney more like the 2003 Baxter in personality" didn't really happen. And he is finally on the road to redemption now. After reading someone's really dark story where Barney behaves ... really disturbing, I don't feel so guilty anymore for what I did.

In real-life, things were going relatively alright until one of my half-sisters killed herself last month. It rocked the family and I think we're all still dealing with it in our own ways. Me, I cope by writing various levels of hurt/comfort, including finishing the fic I was doing at the time it happened, one where Barney is thought dead, and the one I just did where Baxter is thought dead. I can never get enough of writing tragedies that turn out happy. It's so nice to be able to manipulate fiction since I can't do a thing about reality.

Date: 2017-03-09 12:11 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
wow my twitter must be magic or something because this morning I tweeted about how I had a dream last night that you posted on livejournal and that I missed you.

Oh, I'm sorry to hear about your half-sister *hugs*

you know it's weird, recently I did realize that fan fic writing can be a therapeutic considering recent events

still I am so happy to see you have posted here again.

Date: 2017-03-09 01:20 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Well, I've been thinking I needed to get in here and make an update for a long time, but Twitter sent me an email about your post and I decided to for sure do it today. :) Thank you, that was sweet! Nice to know I've been missed.

Thank you. **hugs back.** Even though I wasn't as close to her as I would have liked, I really loved her and it's been hard.

Definitely. I've used it many times in that way.

Happy to make you happy! :)

Date: 2017-03-13 10:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I'm really impressed about how the Mega Bloks turned out!

...Wow, Baxter really suffers in just about all of his incarnations. I think only the one from the recent movie got off relatively easy.... GAH to the others, though!

and *hugs* for what happened. Indeed, reality is very lousy. But I'm glad you've found a way to cope.

Date: 2017-03-16 12:27 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Thanks! They are so awesome and fun.

He really is the franchise's punching bag. I think maybe the recent comics Baxter is also relatively okay, but I'm not sure because I can't find much information on that version of him....

**hugs back.** Thanks. :) I think I've always been pretty bitter about death. I know it's a part of life, it has to happen, etc. But still bitter about it. And much moreso lately. I love being able to thumb my nose at it in fics.

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