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Writer's Block: Remember that time…

What is the most embarrassing thing that happened to you as a child? Are you still embarrassed whenever you think about it?
What I think of automatically was when I was in a play at my church. I don't remember how old I was. The play was a musical and was written to be kind of like Star Trek (I got to wear a Star Trek outfit). Anyway, I really wanted to play the character that was modeled after Spock so I memorized the lines and the song the character was supposed to sing to prove that I was the right person. I got picked but when we performed the play I ended up stopping in the middle of my song because I forgot the verse. I was able to jump back in a couple verses later by timing the music and I got compliments for pulling that off but I was still extremely embarrassed.

Commencing Combat: Chapter 3

Wow, I think this is a record for me. It's only been a little over a month since my last update. Enjoy!

Title: Commencing Combat
Chapter Title: Veteran
Author: hakuryu08
Fandom: Avatar: The Last Airbender
Characters/Pairing: Sokka & Zuko
Prompt: Jealousy
Rating: T
Genre: Angst/Friendship
Word Count: 1,309
Disclaimer: Still don’t own ATLA or Sokka or Zuko. If that ever changes, I’ll let you know.
Summary: Modern AU. This is in the “Another Battle” series that I started. Three years after Zuko’s mother died Sokka moves to Zuko’s school. This is the friendship (and trouble) that follows.
Author's Note: The prompt from this chapter is also from 10_hurt_comfort

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Commencing Combat: Chapter 2

Finally! I wrote the second chapter of Commencing Combat. I'm so sorry it took so long. I have more time now so hopefully I won't go that long without updates again. I strongly suggest at least reading the first chapter of Commencing Combat before reading this (click "Another Battle Series" link to the left). Another Battle and Prelude to War are both part of this series but each story can stand alone. At least at the moment they can.

Title: Commencing Combat
Chapter Title: Friendly Fire
Author: hakuryu08
Fandom: Avatar: The Last Airbender
Characters/Pairing: Sokka & Zuko
Prompt: Lonely
Rating: T
Genre: Angst/Friendship
Word Count: 1,240
Disclaimer: Still don’t own ATLA or Sokka or Zuko. If that ever changes, I’ll let you know.
Summary: Modern AU. This is in the “Another Battle” series that I started. Three years after Zuko’s mother died Sokka moves to Zuko’s school. This is the friendship (and trouble) that follows.
Author's Note: I was having trouble with this story so I joined a prompt community on LJ for inspiration called 10_hurt_comfort.

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Drabblethon Submission

Here's my submission for the Drabblethon! There were some more requests that I liked but I didn't have much time this week. I think I'll go back when I have more time and write them.

Title: Broken
Author: hakuryu08
Fandom: Avatar: The Last Airbender
Characters/Pairing: Sokka/Azula
Prompt: She could have been beautiful
Rating: G
Genre: Angst
Word Count: 287
Disclaimer: I do not own the show or the characters.
Summary: Drabble written for demonqueen666's Sweetest Day Drabblethon. This prompt was requested by lotusunset.

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Fun Quiz

I found this on mayonakatv and couldn't help taking it. Here's my results.

You are The Tower

Ambition, fighting, war, courage. Destruction, danger, fall, ruin.

The Tower represents war, destruction, but also spiritual renewal. Plans are disrupted. Your views and ideas will change as a result.

The Tower is a card about war, a war between the structures of lies and the lightning flash of truth. The Tower stands for "false concepts and institutions that we take for real." You have been shaken up; blinded by a shocking revelation. It sometimes takes that to see a truth that one refuses to see. Or to bring down beliefs that are so well constructed. What's most important to remember is that the tearing down of this structure, however painful, makes room for something new to be built.

What Tarot Card are You?
Take the Test to Find Out.


Sweet Drabblethon

I've already posted this on a few comms and now I'll pimp it here for the few people who might be watching my journal.

I just want to let everyone know about the Sweet Drabblethon that demonqueen666 is hosting on her journal in honor of Sweetest Day this month. It's open to all fandoms and will stop taking prompt requests Friday night. You're only allowed one request (to make it fair) and I made mine for Degrassi but I saw lots of other fandoms on there and there's also a lot that I didn't see that still need some love. So go make a request!

Click to find out more!

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Weekend From Hell

Warning: Long rant under cut.

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First Jetko Fic! ( and attempt #9)

Finally! I wrote the fanfic that I promised alexb49. (Well, it felt like a promise to me.) So, this fic came from many inspirations. First I want to thank alexb49 for inspiring me to look through ali_wildgoose's amazing Jetko picspam in order to write my own story. And I want to thank Motoko for drawing the pic that jumped out at me and said "Write Me!" (I'll post it at the end). Anyway, the pic inspired the second half. The first half actually came from a word on a challenge community that my friends and I started called 10vocablibrary. So, of course, I made a claim. Which means this hopefully won't be my first and last jetko fic. Anyway, I'm rambling, so on with the story!

Title: Just Trying To Get By
Author: hakuryu08
Fandom: Avatar: The Last Airbender
Characters/Pairing: Jet/Zuko
Prompt: Gadabout - Someone who roams about in search of amusement or social activity
Rating: K
Genre: Romance/Angst
Word Count: 1,541
Disclaimer: I do not own atla or Jet or Zuko.
Summary: Post Sozin’s Comet. Zuko works a lot and Jet tends to get bored which, of course, leads to an emotional confrontation (but probably not what you’re thinking). AU because Jet’s alive.

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Life, Life and More Life

So, family is moving at the end of the week and between that and work I'm going a little nuts. I actually think I might (mostly) be packed in time. The actual moving part doesn't bother me. I can't wait to be at the new place. Just wish things didn't go crazy at work right now.

I work in Human Resources at a Target Store. We originally had a hiring block for a while right after the Christmas season because of the recession. So, basically we were loosing people but not replacing them, which was okay at the time. Now, suddenly we are way understaffed. And, unfortunately managing applicants and hiring is one of my main responsibilies. I've also been helping with the stores remodel by working overnight shifts twice a week. Which means, currently night shifts are actually morning shifts to me and overnight shifts are night shifts. I usually sleep from about 6am-2pm (usually less sleep than that actually). Since I'm a night person, I love this schedule. It's strange that I'll wake at 2pm (after getting maybe 7 hrs of sleep) and go to work at 3 and I still feel better than I ever did for an 8am shift and it's the same amount of sleep. It's going to suck when the remodel is over and I have to get my sleep schedule back on track.

I've actually been working on my timeline. I finished the first item (my jetko fic) on time but it's not posted yet because I'm waiting for my best friend to beta it. He's dealing with school and being sick right now so I'm not going to push it but he always gives me the best feedback and I don't want to post it without that (I always change something after he reads it). Anyway, I probably won't actually have that posted until next week (after the move).

I redid one of the icons I wanted and then I lost the program I was using. I did make all the icons I wanted to make by the end of Semptember before I lost it. As soon as I get it again I'll make more icons but I didn't want to wait so I posted what I do have.

So, that mostly takes care of the first 3 items on my timeline. Now I'm going to focus on the move until we're through it and then I'll start working on number 4.


43 Icons!

I unfortunately no longer have the program I was using to make icons so until I can get it again (or get a new one) I can't make more. But here's what's been lying on my computer waiting to be posted. Some icons I made aren't in here because I have them entered in contests but I'll post them once the contests are over. If you want to see what else I've made (which isn't much but it's something) check out my Master Icon List. Just a warning, the icons below are my first ones for these fandoms so you won't find more in the master list if you're looking.

Please comment if you take and credit if you use. Thanks!

7 - Degrassi: The Next Generation
1 - Dr. McNinja
5 - The Last Starfighter
30 - Warehouse 13

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