ARCHIVE UPDATE: Always Leave the Ground

On the fanart front, the Wallpapers > Celebrities page is now up-to-date.  There aren’t too many of those and most are of the fabulous Alison Lohman.  I plan to do Wallpapers > Other TV next, since I started doing it a couple days ago anyway, and hopefully I can get a few batches of icons in the archive as well.

On the fanfic front, the multi-fandom series “Somewhere in this Wide World” and the LUX story “House of Light” have all been updated to their most recent state with links added to the Fanfic page.  I don’t know when I’ll write new chapters for either of them.  I hope soon, but I’m really busy writing original work right now.

Susan

FANFIC: House of Light – Morning Madness

A/N: The remainder of the story is going to take the form of a playlist or soundtrack of sorts.  The idea is that after Lux loses her vision, she finds comfort in and defines her life by what she is currently listening to, whether it be a radio show, a song, an audiobook, or something else.  Each one will serve as the foundation for its respective chapter, which will be titled to reflect that.

“It’s half past six.
And if you’re just waking up, screw you.
Ryan and I have been up since five.”

– Cate Cassidy

House of Light
1. Prologue
2. Morning Madness

“Good Morninggg, Porrtlaaannnnddd!”

That familiar radio wake-up call was what finally stirred Lux from her sleep.  For a while, she lay in bed without moving, allowing the remnants of last night’s dream to slowly melt away from her brain.  She hated unwelcome memories of the past.  They wormed their way into her dreams like nighttime intruders discovering a broken latch on a window, often bringing with them an intense visual clarity that would forever be absent from her present and future.

Reluctantly, Lux sat up and clicked off the radio, her senses adjusting to the waking world.

FANFIC: House of Light – Prologue

LIFE UNEXPECTED

Summary: Three years ago, Lux Cassidy suffered a stroke that left her permanently blind in both eyes.  This is the story of how she eventually finds her way home.  AU.

A/N: The premise of this story is 100% inspired by the film Mother and Child.  If you haven’t seen it, I highly recommend it.  Britt Robertson has a small role as a blind girl named Violet, who befriends Naomi Watts’ character.  I first watched it a few days after the LUX finale aired and I was struck by the similarities between the film and the show.  Of course there are the obvious themes of adoption and parent/child reunions running through both, but there were minor things as well, such as Britt’s character saying that her mother worried she would never “find her way” and wanted her to work in radio someday.  Anyway, the last thing I should be doing right now is starting a new story, but the film was so beautifully written and beautifully acted, and I haven’t been able to get it or this idea out of my mind since.

Disclaimer: LUX is Liz Tigelaar’s baby, the same way that Mother and Child is Rodrigo Garcia’s baby.  I’m just babysitting these characters that I have grown to love almost as much as my own.

House of Light

1. Prologue

For my thirteenth birthday, Valerie gives me a lamp shaped like a miniature house.

FANFIC: You are the Ocean & I’m Good at Drowning

LIFE UNEXPECTED

Summary: May 2016; Twin Cities, MN: The week before her college graduation, Lux and Eric finally cross paths again, thanks to a new novel by a familiar author. Part 4 of my multi-fandom series, “Somewhere in this Wide World.”

Disclaimer: I do not own Life Unexpected or its characters.  I do not own Gilmore Girls either.  The title is the name of a great Phantogram song, also not mine.

A/N: This is the fourth part of a multi-fandom series I’m working on called “Somewhere in This Wide World.”  It charts the interlocking lives of 5 couples from 5 different shows over the course of 20 years.  They are all “aftermath” stories that take place in the future, beyond the original time period of each respective show.  You can read more of the series on my Fanfic page.  The parts are meant to work individually as standalone stories but also work together as a continuous series.  (Yes, I skipped part 3, but I’ll get back to it.)  This part has a minor crossover with Gilmore Girls, continued from part 2, that shouldn’t affect your understanding of the story if you are not familiar with the show.

Where the show left off: Lux graduates from Westmonte in 2012 and heads to the University of Oregon with Tasha and Jones.  Eric is last seen in the present storyline when Baze and Cate ask him to leave town immediately and threaten to call the police if he ever contacts Lux again.  The last episode aired January 2011.


You Are the Ocean & I’m Good at Drowning

May 2016 / Twin Cities, Minnesota

He went to the bookstore on a Saturday, just as the sun was completing its slow descent toward the horizon.

ARCHIVE UPDATE: A Series of Fortunate Events

This process really is going so much more quickly than I thought! Why didn’t I do this sooner!

The Wallpapers > Movies page has been brought up to date as of now. I might find some odds and ends laying around later and I’ll add them if I do, but those are basically it. I also added some random new TV ones, but in general I’m still working on that section as most of my wallpapers fall in that category.

Also, I’ve added two one-shot fanfics, one for Jack & Jill and one for Gilmore Girls.

Susan

FANFIC: Yes We Did

GILMORE GIRLS

Summary: January 2009; Washington, DC: Rory covers Obama’s inauguration while Jess stays at a nearby hotel, mentally reliving their relationship and beginning a new novel that will eventually change lives. Part 2 of my multi-fandom series, “Somewhere in this Wide World.”

Disclaimer: I do not own Gilmore Girls or its characters.  I do not own Obama’s inaugural speech.  I do not own Gossip Girl or Jack & Jill either.

A/N: This is the second part of a multi-fandom series I’m working on called “Somewhere in This Wide World.”  It charts the interlocking lives of 5 couples from 5 different shows over the course of 20 years.  They are all “aftermath” stories that take place in the future, beyond the original time period of each respective show.  You can read more of the series on my Fanfic page.  The parts are meant to work individually as standalone stories but also work together as a continuous series.  This part has minor references to Gossip Girl and Jack & Jill.  If you aren’t familiar with the shows, you won’t even notice.

Where the show left off: Rory lands a job covering Barack Obama’s campaign trail for an online magazine.  The last episode aired May 2007.  Jess was last seen in Philadelphia at the opening of Truncheon Books where Rory kissed him, then admitted that she was still in love with Logan (April 2006).


Yes We Did

January 2009 / Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – Washington, D.C.

The night following the 2008 presidential election, he found her standing outside his apartment, looking like she hadn’t slept in days.

FANFIC: Ashes, Ashes, We All Fall Down

JACK & JILL

Summary: September 2001; New York City: When Jack returns to NY and spends the night with Jill, neither is prepared for the changed world that awaits them in the morning. Part 1 of my multi-fandom series, “Somewhere in this Wide World.”

Disclaimer: I do not own Jack & Jill or its characters.

A/N: This is the first part of a multi-fandom series I’m working on called “Somewhere in This Wide World.”  It charts the interlocking lives of 5 couples from 5 different shows over the course of 20 years.  They are all “aftermath” stories that take place in the future, beyond the original time period of each respective show.  You can read more about the series on the Fanfic page.  There is no crossover in this first part.

Where the show left off: Jack & Jill are struggling with differing views regarding their future together when a hurricane in the Bahamas ruins their wedding plans.  Jack finds out she is pregnant but chooses not to tell Jill when he announces that they should postpone their wedding indefinitely.  The last episode aired April 2001.

Warning: This part takes place in NYC during September 2001.


Ashes, Ashes, We All Fall Down

September 2001 / New York, New York
She took the red-eye back to New York the night before the Twin Towers fell.

ARCHIVE UPDATE: A Few of My Favorite Things

I’m happy to announce that the Favorites page (see menu above) is now completely up-to-date!  All links should be working, and I have added all the wallpapers on that page onto their respective category pages as well (ex. Wallpapers > TV Shows > Other).  From here on out, I’m going to work on one page at a time, probably the easiest ones first. This process is tedious and tiring, but it’s actually been going a lot more quickly than I expected so far.  WordPress has really been making everything much easier than it used to be with my old website.

This weekend I hope to also start posting chapters of current fanfics.

Susan