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Salutations! :) I'm Caroline.

Twentysomething, Optimist, Teacher, Lefty, Red-head, Vegetarian, Cat-person, Bisexual, Secular humanist, Very liberal political nerd, Avid reader, Poetry-lover, Ravenclaw, Whedonite, Gleek!

And most importantly, I am... a work-in-progress! Still figuring myself out; still trying to make sense of the wacky world around me. But I try to have fun while doing so! :)

I also love writing fanfiction (mostly Glee, and most of that is Kurt/Blaine although there are other pairings and fandoms) If you're interested, you can find it over at my livejournal:

http://caroline-shea.livejournal.com

VM folks: wrote 1500 words of TWWW, which I estimate to be about half of chapter six. Will write steadily this week. Thank you, thank you, thank you for your patience!

The Way We Were followers:

So this is one of those “please bear with me’s” I said we’d probably encounter. Unfortunately I was *not* able to get chapter six finished before my vacation. :(

The good news is that I’ll have plenty of writing-time on the ship! The last time I took a cruise, I came back with a 10,000-word chapter of a Glee fic, so the precedent for success is very good. I’ll have a good amount of uninterrupted downtime in the cabin, because my husband is a dead-to-the-world sleeper who typically doesn’t wake before noon on vacation - whereas I am one of those obnoxiously chipper morning people.

I’m *so* sorry. I felt yucky all day knowing I’d have to post this. I probably shouldn’t have set specific goal dates in writing, but I also wanted a way to hold myself somewhat accountable. I think monthly updates are probably more realistic than the schedule I originally set for myself (the speediness was meant to assuage my guilt over the story-abandonment.)

I will have a status update for you when I come back on the 9th. Over and out!

davidnailme:

Shoutout to all my peeps with fucked up fathers or fathers who aren’t around anymore. I know it sucks for you today but you’re not alone. Go buy yourself a delicious treat and watch your favorite show on Netflix. It’s all good.

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Dad, I love you and I’ll miss you and I’ll never understand why you did what you did.

To my followers: There was an article on CNN this week that you may have seen, and it mentioned the fact that the current economic conditions have led to nearly 50,000 additional suicides, reversing the downward trend that had been taking place over the previous decade. Nearly all of those ‘finance-based’ suicides were men, and they were mostly middle-aged. I never thought I’d be a statistic, but that’s exactly what we’ve become.

My dad took his life in late 2012 at the age of 53. He’d been out of work for over a year, and his depression symptoms worsened as a result.

*Please* listen when I tell you that suicide is an irreversible solution to temporary problems. It has devastated my family and rocked the foundations of what I thought I knew about life. If you think you need help, PLEASE get help. Talk to a trusted friend or family member, talk to a counselor, call a suicide hotline, but please please please don’t hold it inside. Talk to ME if you need to - I am by no means a therapist, but I can point you toward some great organizations and my ask is always open if you just need to feel a human connection and have someone say, “I hear you and I’m so sorry.”

Two years ago, I was baking chocolate chip brownies for my dad and laughing at the truly atrocious Hawaiian shirt he’d bought with his Father’s Day gift card. And today I’m heading over to my mom’s apartment so we can lean on each other a bit, and I’m writing a suicide awareness PSA, which is the only gift I can give him now.

(via kissedmequiteinsane)

221btimelordette:

I was initially planning on being a casual fan, but then I thought, why not just let it consume my soul instead? 

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(via taymo3318)

Hallelujah, I’m actually on schedule. I posted this to ff.net yesterday, but for some reason it takes me ten times longer to post to tumblr, so here ‘tis today! Thank you guys so, so, so much for your comments and constructive criticism and just general love and support. I am leaving for vacation on June 29th, so my goal is to have chapter six done by the 28th. It might be sooner, but I’d rather say the 28th to be safe. Please enjoyyy!

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krumcake:

Honestly, I’m really only interested in soulmate AUs with alternative plots.

I don’t really care about person A and person B who have each other’s names on their wrists and find each other and live happily ever after. I care about a culture where people don’t bother forming romantic relationships…

Yes, yes, yesssss, okay, so once I finish “The Way We Were,” I’ll have five projects in the works. One is a tiny little depressing Klaine ficlet that deals with Finn’s death, one is a long and depressing Glee genfic that deals with LGBTQIA issues, one is going to be finishing that blasted anonymous kink-meme fill that I abandoned, one is my five-times Klaine roleplaying fic, and the BIG one will be my Glee/Timer fusion fic, of which I currently have a prologue and two chapters written.

I cannot promise that all of these issues will come up but a lot of them will. I am so, so, so, so into the *world-building* aspects of soulmate!fics. This fic will be my baby, I can already tell.
Hi. I just read your new WWW chapter and loved it. The exchange between Logan and Dick was so painful, but spot on character-wise. You have a lovely grasp on character voices, your Logan feels real and your Veronica is nicely altered by the accident but in a believable way. The passage were Logan dresses himself like in the past was wonderful as was the hospital scene with Veronica. I literally went nooooo when it ended. Looking forward to the next. Toast
caro-shea caro-shea Said:

Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! One of the things about watching a show as awesome as VM is that the characters had such well-written and distinctive voices. I’m always nervous about attempting to capture that in a fic and I’m so grateful that the characters are ringing true for you.

My beta and I are both hard at work, so barring unforeseen death and destruction, 5A will be up Monday night! :) :)

caro-shea:

Title: Unconditional

Rating: PG for mild language

Word Count: 5,580

Spoilers: Goes AU from the beginning of S4.

Summary: Kurt thinks back to the first time he had truly become acquainted with Blaine’s parents – three years ago, in the McKinley auditorium.  They hadn’t physically attended the performance of West Side Story, of course, but they’d been there all the same: Invisible hands pushing their son to practice a dance spin that hadn’t been completed to perfection; hovering, unseen, between the words ‘I hope so,’ and ‘I want you to be.’

A/N: I wrote most of this forever ago (S3) and then fiddled with it again at the beginning of S4 and it is now wildly divergent from canon (especially now that we’ve been shown evidence in ‘Shooting Star’ that Blaine’s parents do care about him). BUT. I think a lot of the issues Blaine is facing were ones we saw hints of even back when I wrote this… so I have polished it up and am presenting it as a short Blaine character study of sorts. Please enjoy!

Unconditional

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Title: Unconditional

Rating: PG for mild language

Word Count: 5,580

Spoilers: Goes AU from the beginning of S4.

Summary: Kurt thinks back to the first time he had truly become acquainted with Blaine’s parents – three years ago, in the McKinley auditorium.  They hadn’t physically attended the performance of West Side Story, of course, but they’d been there all the same: Invisible hands pushing their son to practice a dance spin that hadn’t been completed to perfection; hovering, unseen, between the words ‘I hope so,’ and ‘I want you to be.’

A/N: I wrote most of this forever ago (S3) and then fiddled with it again at the beginning of S4 and it is now wildly divergent from canon (especially now that we’ve been shown evidence in ‘Shooting Star’ that Blaine’s parents do care about him). BUT. I think a lot of the issues Blaine is facing were ones we saw hints of even back when I wrote this… so I have polished it up and am presenting it as a short Blaine character study of sorts. Please enjoy!

Unconditional

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Danbury boy is elected prom queen and accepts title with dignity. Kurt Hummel would be so proud!!