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amhran_comhrac ([personal profile] amhran_comhrac) wrote in [community profile] peopleofthedas2012-07-24 06:48 pm

Killing dragons? Wandering the irradiated wasteland? Saving humanity by way of colored explosions?

We're deep into that lull between games and it's no secret that things have gotten quiet around here.  I know a lot of us have been branching out.  So... share.  What have you been up to?   Fic in any new fandoms?  Working on any OPs you want to talk about?  Let's chat!
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[personal profile] elysium_fic 2012-07-25 12:11 am (UTC)(link)
Well, as a few friends who follow me may already know, I've written and self-published an original novel, the first in a trilogy. I've decided for various reasons--not the least of which being that it's not relevant to Dragon Age, lol--not to make a general announcement within the fandom. However, if anyone is curious and would like to read my work, they are welcome to contact me via PM/email (rcdcontact@gmail.com) and I will send them information about the book.

Besides that, I'm getting my son ready for kindergarten and just waiting for the agonizingly slow trick of news about DA3 to start flowing a little faster!
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ME FIRST! I'LL GO FIRST!

[personal profile] miri1984 2012-07-25 12:32 am (UTC)(link)
Some people already know this but I went headlong into the Avengers fandom recently, and although I'm still writing Pull of the Abyss (and posting it here) and intend to continue with my Fenabela drabbles too, I'm pretty much writing Avengers/Marvel stuff now instead.
I did a brief branch out into Skyrim and Mass Effect as well, but they didn't grab me the way DA or Avengers did so...
I'm RPing on Tumblr as, of all things, Captain America (because that makes sense, me being Australian and all) and Loki.
I'm fleshing out my original fiction, replacing things and changing characters and wishing I hadn't started it in present tense.
THAT'S ME. WHAT IS EVERYONE ELSE DOING?

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[personal profile] zute 2012-07-25 05:41 pm (UTC)(link)
I'm writing about Skyrim current. We Know is about a young Nord girl who gets pulled into the Dark Brotherhood and becomes the plaything of bored vampires. (I loved the DB story line).

My DA works languishes unfinished.
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[personal profile] lafemmedarla 2012-07-25 06:39 pm (UTC)(link)
*delurks* I am actually kinda sorta new to the fandom, having just started to play Dragon Age a few months ago so I have yet to branch ouit into any new fandoms - though I have Mass Effect installed for laters.

Been replaying it a lot lately when I'm not working on my Dragon Age Big Bang fic WHY OH WHY DID I SIGN UP?
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[personal profile] 1smut_princess 2012-07-26 07:42 am (UTC)(link)
Well, Briala and I have written over a million words since October, we just haven't bothered posting much of it. With the drama on FFN and the quietness in fandom, we haven't seen much reason to. Plus, y'know, the desperate need for a beta to go through all of that stuff. Between meds and insomnia, some of the grammatical errors are rather egregious, and we'd need a very dedicated beta to help. Granted, after we've gone through a chapter four or five times, we manage to iron out the worst of it, but there's still stuff that gets through.

We have eight stories running, Fiercely Cold is at 44 chapters, and over 500,000 words and counting. Then there's Dream a Little Dream of Me which is an AU of the main story. Which actually has...more AUs, all with a metastory. Sooo...yes. Very busy.

I'm still trying to work on Guilded, Murder, CoSA, as well as my two Hellboy fics, but the metaverse calls.
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[personal profile] taisin 2012-08-20 07:52 pm (UTC)(link)
Uh... is it somehow possible to read updates for Fiercely Cold and Dream a Little Dream of Me? I love these stories, and was very sad to see them stalled. And now I learn they aren't! ...please?
I can't beta English grammar, it's my third language, but I can note weird things if you want and I see them...

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[personal profile] dragonreine 2012-07-26 11:47 am (UTC)(link)
People who know me on deviantART will know that I've been painting a fair number of commissioned work, and I'm trying to squeeze in time to work on my poor, slow-moving fanfic. I have to create a hideously complex illustration for an online e-zine by the end of August (oh, joy) and also work on the WIPs of original/personal art that I've shelved while busy with commissions.
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[personal profile] kelcat 2012-07-26 07:56 pm (UTC)(link)
Let's see.... I've become really obsessed with roleplaying lately, mostly as Nathaniel Howe. I joined a panfandom rp game a few months ago, and to my great surprise, am actually really enjoying having Nathaniel interact with characters from so many different fandoms.

I'm still working on my two long Nathaniel/Anders fics, Unseen Forces and Secret Desires, but since the pairing doesn't seem to be that popular around dreamwidth I haven't posted any of the new chapters here in quite a while (though you can find both on AO3, and Unseen Forces is also still on ffnet). I'm an extremely slow writer anyway, and a huge amount of health problems over the last several months has slowed my writing down even further. It's a good day when I can manage to get 500 words down.

Other than that, I've spent many, many hours playing Skyrim, Mass Effect 3, and Final Fantasy XIII-2, and I'm doing a new Origins playthrough with my Cousland from Unseen Forces.
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[personal profile] 1smut_princess 2012-07-28 06:31 am (UTC)(link)
Yeeessss thedasdressingroom ftw. Which reminds me, Briala and I have to haul our heads out of the GoogleDocs long enough to play around over there.

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[personal profile] bellaknoti 2012-07-26 09:23 pm (UTC)(link)
Heyhey! :D

I'm still around. Obvs I'm still writing Fishes, which is nearly done now. This is still the only fandom I'm involved with, even as minimal as it is now. I'm trying to finish Fishes because I'm intending to turn both it and Wings into actual novels that will stand alone, outside of Dragon Age. Fishes will be harder to convert than Wings, but I've already begun work on making my own "game" for Lily to get sucked into that will be titled "Phoenix Rising".

A lot of the tropes used for Dragon Age are very universal: knight in shining armour, shady assassin, personal sacrifice, dragons and mages, elves and dwarves, slavery and corrupt governments... *shrugs* Not too hard to translate that framework into a completely different story that will still work just fine as a backdrop for the story I've told. My real struggle right now is trying to figure out if I want to leave Wings and Fishes linked.

Now that my kids are out of school, I have less time for writing, but my goal is to get this done by the end of the summer (as a fic), so I can get to work on it as a novel.

From here, as far as the fandom goes, after Fishes, I intend to pick up Finnariel from The Road Not Travelled, Liddy and Junar from Second Chances, and actually turn that into a full-blown story instead of the piecemeal purgatory that it's currently languishing in.

I haven't actually picked up any games. I just recently actually played through (for the first time) the entire game of Awakening, and did Leliana's Song and Witch Hunt. I've had them downloaded since they came out, and never played them. >.< (I know, I know, bad fangirl, no biscuit. But they didn't have Zev in them. For the longest time, I was just like, MEH if it didn't involve him somehow... >.>) I still cannot bring myself to play Darkspawn Chronicles though.

Next plan for games is to do the Lily playthrough, and finally pop the achievement for Ultimate Sacrifice. It's true... Lily was never canon. Only Finn and Withiel were. I've also got a mage named Niamh, now, but I don't think she'll have her own story. I've been thinking about making Junar as a Mahariel, but since he's actually paired with Maren, I dunno. I could see his head turning for Lels, but then he'd be turned off by her nutty streak.

(Why no, I haven't been giving this too much thought, why do you ask?)

I made Triss Mahariel with the express intention of getting the achievement for Morrigan, but she's just so... *shudder* I couldn't do it. (Sorry Triss...)

I've started the process of migrating off of ff.net, since their little "social justice" porn-police bitches got rabid and started gutting the place. I'm not interested in getting a bunch of hate-mail, so if that ever happens, I'm still around in other places. I'm keeping my archive here, and then I'm also at AO3 and now I'm working on a tumblr. I have posted everything except Wings and Fishes there, because people subscribed to me before I got the whole archive up, and I don't know how to do a 'cut', there. And uh, since my chapters tend to hover around 10k, posting them without a cut is just... mean. :p

Anyway, even though I've gone super-quiet, I'm still around. I'm looking forward to when I can finally come up for air on Fishes and look around, start reading some of the things I've missed. I never finished Shimmy and Lenna's Vir Lath Sa'Vunin, which I would really love to do, and a lot of other fics have come out that I just... Yeah. I miss the community, but every time I try to do something else, I get derailed off Fish and end up having a writing lull that is hard to struggle out of. I paused to help someone else with their fic for just a couple of days, and ended up not being able to write more than about 500 words on Fish for three months. *headdesk*

So that's me... I'm horrible at keeping in touch (Just ask my friends, srsly... I'm awful.) but I'm still here, and I respond to my emails and stuff (usually). I always read everything, anyway, and if you ask me a question, I answer.

So... hi guys! *waves madly* Still alive over here. :D

ETA: Oh yeah! And I'm also writing rp with TCMcgee and Demonsaya on IRC sometimes (though it's been a while, since rl keeps interrupting things). I've got rp blogs for those characters (yet another version of Lily and a hacker named Stalker), and the story as it unfolds there actually has helped me a bit with Fishes, because it gives me the opportunity to explore Lily from yet another angle: what if there never had been a Dragon Age game, but she got sucked into that reality anyway? Bahahaha complicated shit. Lily is such a broken girl, sometimes.
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[personal profile] le_monde 2012-07-27 01:27 am (UTC)(link)
There's been lots of changes here in the real life so play life has changed a bit too.

Not doing as much role playing as I'd like either.

Playing: thanks to the Steam Summer Sale
Witcher & Witcher 2 (after I'm done with the first), Diablo 3, Thief Series (not getting far interface is clunky) and when I can't handle a story, Coconut Queen and Ranch Rush. :)

As the lovely Smut Princess says, we've been working hard on the Ferox Series...yes it's a series, um 6 individual parts?, with an all encompassing overarching story. And yes, Beta needed, wanted and loved and we would gladly trade work for someone who needs the same.

xo folks I'm back to coloring on maps...Yes, I have a new job too :D

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[personal profile] lenticularstudy 2012-07-31 03:37 am (UTC)(link)
With me... admittedly, I haven't been showing my face round here much lately.

It's mainly because I'm not writing fanfic much anymore - just the occasional drabble for Mass Effect (some of which are with my favourite dorky dudeShep that I started writing fic with from the beginning, so that's... nice, and kinda nostalgic).

TBH, the quietness, some of the happenings in the communities - not sure I could give a specific example - and changing attitudes, as well as personal happenings, have made me distance myself from fandom quite a lot. Wish it weren't so, but there we go.

Mostly working on original projects, such as odd, noir/sci-fantasy pieces, and working on some short-form stuff for a competition/possible publication.
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[personal profile] zevgirl 2012-07-31 01:26 pm (UTC)(link)
Yeah, it seems that interest in all things DA has definitely taken a nose dive for now. Although I'm still poking away at my DA2 story and writing DA one-shots here and there, I have been spending more time on a Skyrim fic. A New Kind of Family (F!Nord/Brynjolf) is set mostly during the Thieves Guild quest. Once again a character's voice compelled me to write a story.
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[personal profile] scarylady 2012-08-05 06:49 pm (UTC)(link)
I haven't been writing at all; not a sausage since the Valentine's challenge :(

I think about it, but... my life had changed. A lot. I think this is a time for experiencing, so that the next round of writing can reflect new knowledge.

That's my excuse anyway.

I mong out on games sometimes - mainly Star Wars:Old Republic or Diablo III.

I do miss you guys. I stay in touch with bellaknoti and darkrose (anyone else who misses me, please do pm!). I'll definitely be back with a bounce when DA3 surfaces.

Oh, and darkrose and I have talked and we are hoping to write a big chunk of Aedan/Julian non-porn plot fic for the Big Bang.
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[personal profile] sealcat 2012-10-16 01:21 pm (UTC)(link)
Hi! Haven't see you for very long time! (Totally my fault, didn't put enough of time and energy on DA Fandom) *Big Kitty Hugs*
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[personal profile] brynna 2012-08-06 06:51 pm (UTC)(link)
I'm still lurking also, just not as much. I gave up gaming for a long time to write and then realized I missed it! I'm currently playing Skyrim and Kingdoms of Amalur.

I still am writing two DA series: A Red Promise and Twilight in Thedas. Between working 40-50 hours a
week and taking care of 2 small kids, I don't have a lot of time to write, so it's a slow process. I don't post them here because there didn't seem to be much interest, but they can be found on FF and AO3.
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[personal profile] jessicajones 2012-08-07 02:14 pm (UTC)(link)
No new fandoms, sadly; nothing has grabbed me the way DA did. Although I've been playing quite a bit of Skyrim, the story for Elder Scrolls has never inspired me in the same way.

I've been doing rather a lot of cosplay and some art this summer, as people who follow me on deviantart or tumblr may have seen, but I've been having a lot of trouble writing anything lately.

I still signed up for the Big Bang, though, because I've had a post-DA2 fic about Finn & Dagna that I've had outlined for ages and I'm hoping this motivates me to write it. I'm not sure I can find my voice in time though :|
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[personal profile] lenna_nightrunner 2012-08-09 05:23 pm (UTC)(link)
I've been too burned out to game or write or do anything besides lie on the couch and watch Supernatural when I'm not working (and also I was on vacation). I have a short fic I need to get beta'd and up and another short one in the works. As soon as I feel motivated I'm hoping to get back to that @_@
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Ohai!

[personal profile] sleepyowlet 2012-08-10 07:25 am (UTC)(link)
Yep, DA burn-out. My multi chaptered fic is on the back-burner, as is the next installment of Proverbial Branwen. Not really feeling like drawing DA stuff either.

I'm keeping myself busy by slowly but surely typing up a Babylon 5 fanfic that I wrote and finished ages ago (and, surprisingly enough, there are people who actually read it), and I'm writing something Wraith-centric for the Stargate: Atlantis fandom. Little Goth me writing about Wraith? It was only a matter of time... I'd draw Wraithy stuff too, but at the moment my tablet is all wonky and I can't.

I'm not all that excited about DA3 - since they already announced that they'll keep the voiced protagonist and the Wheel of WTF. Both are my main gripes with the second one. I like making up my own character, and a voiced protagonist and a dialogue wheel prevent me from doing that. So I don't think I'll be playing it.
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[personal profile] 1smut_princess 2012-08-12 10:05 pm (UTC)(link)
Yeah, the last 'bout sums up why I'll just be like "Meh" when DA3 finally comes out. Unless and until I hear they haven't borked it utterly, I won't be buyin' it.

And oh my, the Wraith? O RLY? *cackling as she waves from Ansbach*

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[personal profile] visser 2012-08-18 08:29 pm (UTC)(link)
*crawls out from under a rock*

I uh. Haven't been on Dreamwidth much as of late *hasn't updated in a YEAR* Tumblr and Twitter have devoured my attention span as far as social networking, between art and RP.

I've been sucked into the Mass Effect fandom pretty hard, and as is my usual habit, I love the villains/antagonists the most. (Playing a Cerberus Phantom and a Reaper has devoured me)

Been writing fic for my Shepard, collaborating a constant in-progress piece with my rp partner, and art has resulted from it.

Personal life is... a mess, and I'm sorting through it. But hopefully once I finish my schooling in the upcoming spring, I'll be working for LabCorps or LifeSouth as a phlebotomist.

Other than that, there really isn't much to say. =X
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[personal profile] le_monde 2012-12-30 08:08 am (UTC)(link)
Ooo LabCorp! Done a lot of paternity tests with those folks (yes, I was working for an attorney who did child support :) Congratulations!
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[personal profile] silverr 2012-09-22 03:21 am (UTC)(link)
Been playing Guild Wars 2 (after a quick dip into Diablo 3).

Now that I've finished my DA2 stories I plan to see if I can finish up some long-standing WIPs in other fandoms before Yuletide and various bingo challenges hit (I grabbed cards for Kink, H/C and Fluff ... which pretty much covers everything :p).
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[personal profile] sealcat 2012-10-16 01:18 pm (UTC)(link)
Err... Hi! :3 Haven't been on DA's fandom for a while, I think start around April? (Not sure) With signing up too much Harry Potter fests (Which is way toooo much, I still have 2-3 deadlines each month) and with reading The Avengers fanfics on AO3, and real life just takeover my other time....*Sighs* I don't even go time to visit formspring! and avoiding Tumblr because it will just break my concentration with making drawings...

Hopefully I will got the chance to finished all the fests art and start on my other fandom projects...one include the Fade Bar....@_@;;;
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[personal profile] loquaciousquark 2012-11-06 12:59 am (UTC)(link)
Dang! I feel kind of bad now that I never quite got out of the fandom! Still truckin' along writing DA2 fic and participating in the DABB (my first big bang! I am ever-so-slightly petrified), but I did take a short hiatus back in April to play through all the Mass Effects for the first time. That was...that was some good times. Sleepless, but good. I'd love to write some ME fic, but at this point I somehow feel like everything I'd want to do has already been done much better, haha.

I am really, really excited for DA3, though. :D
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[personal profile] nagia 2012-11-26 01:16 am (UTC)(link)
Those who see my tumblr and watch what I post on AO3 will note that I've A) fallen ass-over-teakettle in love with Green Lantern: the Animated Series, B) gone back to my old standbys of RurouKen and FFVII, and C) lkdsjglajkh;lhgjhnh. Before that, Fucking Space Magic Skittles ate my goddamn brain.

However! I am poking at Bereskarn because I've been playing more DAO recently. We shall see what comes of that.

I've also got a WIP that I'm calling "2mages" because, well, what else do you call the one where a healertype Amell and the Bear Warden get recruited together?
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[personal profile] le_monde 2012-12-30 08:07 am (UTC)(link)
Um...would you believe Grant Theft Auto IV?

(and yes, still writing...damn that Ferox!)
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[personal profile] darkrose 2013-04-25 01:46 am (UTC)(link)
I'm still alive. I got eaten alive by Skyrim, then the baseball season, and then by Rift. Last week, for some inexplicable reason, I started toodling around the DA kmeme and a bunny bit hard.

I'm assuming I'll play DA3, but I can't say I'm looking forward to it. I was not a happy camper with the way DA2 got completely dropped leaving me feel like I had no resolution for a character who meant a fair amount to me.

[personal profile] flowersforkain 2013-05-08 04:45 am (UTC)(link)
I got addicted to the Dragon Age table top game, and uhhh, that's all I've been doing. XD I've got a pretty good group going. My mage apparently hits on dwarves in taverns. He's a bit of a lightweight.

*facepalm*