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Title: Cause and Effect (Part 1/4)
Author: [livejournal.com profile] rockinhamburger aka Nikki
Rating: PG-13
Summary: Detective Carlton Lassiter is named primary investigator on a particularly close-to-home case in which Shawn's not available for a consult -- because he's the victim. As Lassiter searches for Shawn's attacker, and Shawn lies in a comatose state, he begins to do some inner soul-searching. Struggling to remain objective in light of his new, alarming feelings for Shawn Spencer, can he overcome his insecurities and prove exactly why he's the youngest Head Detective to ever be named to the force?
Word Count: 18,850!
Disclaimer: Obviously I don't own Psych, as it belongs to the wonderful Steve Franks, and the lovely USA Network. I just like spending stupid amounts of time on these characters!
Notes: Firstly, I need to give my eternal love and thanks to [livejournal.com profile] brevityis, my beta-reader, who (perhaps unwisely) offered her brilliant editing services to me shortly after I started writing this monster. She is entirely responsible for its coherency, and she deserves much more than this measly shout-out. Thank you so much, hon! Additional thanks to [livejournal.com profile] deadlybride and [livejournal.com profile] luna_moonsilver for the extra encouragement.

There are a few legal details later in this story that I needed to go off-book with. If you are familiar with criminal law, you may find this aspect somewhat grating, and I apologize ahead of time for it. I assure you it is for the good of the story, and that it isn't anything too serious!

Part One )
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Title: Cause and Effect (Part 2/4)
Author: [livejournal.com profile] rockinhamburger aka Nikki
Rating: PG-13
Summary: Detective Carlton Lassiter is named primary investigator on a particularly close-to-home case in which Shawn's not available for a consult -- because he's the victim. As Lassiter searches for Shawn's attacker, and Shawn lies in a comatose state, he begins to do some inner soul-searching. Struggling to remain objective in light of his new, alarming feelings for Shawn Spencer, can he overcome his insecurities and prove exactly why he's the youngest Head Detective to ever be named to the force?
Word Count: 18,850!
Disclaimer: Obviously I don't own Psych, as it belongs to the wonderful Steve Franks, and the lovely USA Network. I just like spending stupid amounts of time on these characters!
Notes: Firstly, I need to give my eternal love and thanks to [livejournal.com profile] brevityis, my beta-reader, who (perhaps unwisely) offered her brilliant editing services to me shortly after I started writing this monster. She is entirely responsible for its coherency, and she deserves much more than this measly shout-out. Thank you so much, hon! Additional thanks to [livejournal.com profile] deadlybride and [livejournal.com profile] luna_moonsilver for the extra encouragement.

There are a few legal details later in this story that I needed to go off-book with. If you are familiar with criminal law, you may find this aspect somewhat grating, and I apologize ahead of time for it. I assure you it is for the good of the story, and that it isn't anything too serious!

Part Two )
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Title: Cause and Effect (Part 3/4)
Author: [livejournal.com profile] rockinhamburger aka Nikki
Rating: PG-13
Summary: Detective Carlton Lassiter is named primary investigator on a particularly close-to-home case in which Shawn's not available for a consult -- because he's the victim. As Lassiter searches for Shawn's attacker, and Shawn lies in a comatose state, he begins to do some inner soul-searching. Struggling to remain objective in light of his new, alarming feelings for Shawn Spencer, can he overcome his insecurities and prove exactly why he's the youngest Head Detective to ever be named to the force?
Word Count: 18,850!
Disclaimer: Obviously I don't own Psych, as it belongs to the wonderful Steve Franks, and the lovely USA Network. I just like spending stupid amounts of time on these characters!
Notes: Firstly, I need to give my eternal love and thanks to [livejournal.com profile] brevityis, my beta-reader, who (perhaps unwisely) offered her brilliant editing services to me shortly after I started writing this monster. She is entirely responsible for its coherency, and she deserves much more than this measly shout-out. Thank you so much, hon! Additional thanks to [livejournal.com profile] deadlybride and [livejournal.com profile] luna_moonsilver for the extra encouragement.

There are a few legal details later in this story that I needed to go off-book with. If you are familiar with criminal law, you may find this aspect somewhat grating, and I apologize ahead of time for it. I assure you it is for the good of the story, and that it isn't anything too serious!

Part Three )
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Title: Cause and Effect (Part 4/4)
Author: [livejournal.com profile] rockinhamburger aka Nikki
Rating: PG-13
Summary: Detective Carlton Lassiter is named primary investigator on a particularly close-to-home case in which Shawn's not available for a consult -- because he's the victim. As Lassiter searches for Shawn's attacker, and Shawn lies in a comatose state, he begins to do some inner soul-searching. Struggling to remain objective in light of his new, alarming feelings for Shawn Spencer, can he overcome his insecurities and prove exactly why he's the youngest Head Detective to ever be named to the force?
Word Count: 18,850!
Disclaimer: Obviously I don't own Psych, as it belongs to the wonderful Steve Franks, and the lovely USA Network. I just like spending stupid amounts of time on these characters!
Notes: Firstly, I need to give my eternal love and thanks to [livejournal.com profile] brevityis, my beta-reader, who (perhaps unwisely) offered her brilliant editing services to me shortly after I started writing this monster. She is entirely responsible for its coherency, and she deserves much more than this measly shout-out. Thank you so much, hon! Additional thanks to [livejournal.com profile] deadlybride and [livejournal.com profile] luna_moonsilver for the extra encouragement.

There are a few legal details later in this story that I needed to go off-book with. If you are familiar with criminal law, you may find this aspect somewhat grating, and I apologize ahead of time for it. I assure you it is for the good of the story, and that it isn't anything too serious!


Part Four )
rockinhamburger: (Lassiter and Shawn)
All right, I am back on track with Cause and Effect. Just finished handwriting six pages, and I can finally really see the end in the not-too-far-off distance. I wasn't expecting Juliet to be so intrumental in it, but now that she is, I'm loving it (and her)! I'm just now writing the penultimate scene between Carlton and Shawn. The slash is finally on its way!

Oh man, it's been a ball writing this, and I can't wait to share it with people. I really want to give you a teaser, but I think I'll wait a little longer, and then you can have the whole thing, all 25,000 words of it!

I love writing!
rockinhamburger: (Shawn and Lassie)
I think I have nearly completed my Integrative Project! I figure I've got another 500 words to write and then this baby's finished! I just wanted to share this news with you because it's been a major work-in-progress for the last month and a half. I can't wait to be done with it!

After that I've got an essay due on Fight Club, and then I'll be a couple weeks away from the end of the semester. Can't wait. I'll be able to focus on my Psych fic and give it the love it deserves.

I went grocery shopping on Thursday and now I have food in my apartment. Man, I love food. I bought some vegetable hummus and it is incredibly delicious.

Tangent: Know what pisses me off? There's this guy on American Idol this season called Adam Lambert who is quite talented and awesome, and he happens to be gay. All over YouTube, people are like, "gay or not, he is awesome". I know the internet is full of stupid and I should probably just ignore it, but goddamn it, what the fuck does that have to do with anything? Ugh.
rockinhamburger: (Rachel Maddow)
All right, I started my essay and I've got about 500 words. I have another 4500ish to go, but it'll start getting easier over the next week or so. I found some excellent quotes to support my ideas, so I'm feeling a bit better about it.

I'm currently preparing a 5 minutes presentation on Margaret Cho for my portfolio class tomorrow. I'm almost done; I just gotta find another example of her work.

I've now written 15,000 words for Cause and Effect. It's getting monstrous!! But I know how it's going to end now, so that's exciting! Hopefully I'll be able to get it finished soon so it'll stop niggling at me like this. I'm not gonna hold my breath, though.

Oh! I've been reading HP fanfiction all day. Man, it's taking me back!
rockinhamburger: (Jon and Nate 2)
Mmmm I missed my gym class today. Slept in instead. I feel really good, though, and I'm not sure how good I'd feel it I'd done yoga for two hours when I'm still recovering from this damn cold.

Anyway, I'm doing this lovely meme I discovered on [livejournal.com profile] fangirl1981's journal.

Pick a fandom and answer these questions

Psyyyyyych! )
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Well, I'm  working steadily on Cause and Effect, which is the brand new working title for my epic Psych fanfic. I cannot tell you how happy I am to finally have a title, especially since it's one I'm actually pretty happy with.

I finally started writing the legal scenes, but I am such a perfectionist that I keep stopping and getting frustated with my limited knowledge of proper courtroom procedure. Last night I decided that I need to give myself a break and just write. If I don't get these ideas down I might actually explode. I have all these great scenes in my head, and I need to write them to the best of my ability and screw the rest. 

So here are two scenes I have in my head that still need to be written. One is where Lassiter's testifying on the stand and needs to make a tough decision about how to answer the District Attorney's increasingly personal questions about his feelings toward Shawn. I know Lassie's gonna have to answer one very integral question, which would have been only too easy to answer before Shawn was attacked, but now, with his increasing interest in Shawn, he has to pause and weigh the consequences. Oh, Lassie. The other scene I can see and hear perfectly is where Shawn's responding to the DA's questions with his usual amusing, sarcastic, and startling responses. Dude, it's all there; I just need to get it down and outta my head.

I love writing.

Mmm

Mar. 3rd, 2009 05:29 pm
rockinhamburger: (Tough Little Shawn)
I gotta get my ass in gear. I'm so fucking lazy these days, and it isn't good for anyone. I just sit on my ass and listen to music, eat everything in my apartment, and wander around downtown aimlessly.

My Psych fic's still coming along, although I've hit a minor standstill... I did find a link to an introduction of the California Criminal Justice System which gave me some good info, but I still need to figure out what Shawn's attackers can be legally charged with. If anyone here is knowledgable about the criminal justice system in general, please drop me a line. I have a few (i.e. many) questions, like what constitutes as attempted murder. Also about the court process, and how viable it is that an attempted murder case would go to trail, and then how long the trial would go on for. Finally, I need to know in what order the witnesses would called to testify on the stand. When, for example, would Lassiter be called to the stand if he was the preliminary investigator on Shawn's case? Before or after Shawn was called to the stand? Before or after Shawn's (alleged, but not really) attackers?

Man, this is a eally daunting task. Who am I kidding? I'm totally screwed.
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You rocked my socks.
rockinhamburger: (Facepalm Jon)
Dear DVD Player,

If I could just begin with a spirited "fuck you", it would really set the tone for the rest of this letter. I find it... shall we say really fucking annoying that you've chosen to cop out on me halfway through the Psych season finale. It is an inconvenience, and I really must call you out on it.

Now I realize we've had a rocky relationship in the past. I mean, you're always bailing on me at the worst possible times, and you're constantly being very inconsiderate of my time and feelings. I'll acknowledge that I am not always the most patient person when it comes to dealing with you, but I would say that I've been fairly understanding in the past.

But during the Psych season finale? When Shawn's going up against a damn serial killer? I mean, really, you couldn't have picked a worse time to have a mental breakdown! I get it; sometimes you're overworked, you need a rest, you're feeling a bit indignant. It;s understandable. But this is Psych we're talking about, Psych you're messing with. Please... have some mercy! Give me a break!

Your weakness is forcing me to set my alarm for 9 tomorrow morning, at which point I will trek over to school and watch the rest of the episode. I hold you entirely responsible for my sleep deprivation, and I hope you know I won't be forgetting this anytime soon.

Signed,

Me
rockinhamburger: (Shawn and Lassie)
So my Psych fic is coming along nicely (*knock on wood*). This is the longest I've worked on any one piece in almost five years, and I'm really happy with it so far. It feels like my baby, whereas my other Psych fics felt like preparation for this one.

I'm just struggling a little bit with some details, mostly law-related. A good chunk of the fic takes place during a court case and I don't know much about the lingo or the rules of a case. I know only what I've seen on television and in movies. It would be so easy to just leave it out, but I don't want to do that and I think it would be a cop out, too.

The writing's a lot easier than it's been for some time. I don't feel like I'm forcing it. I like it.
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So I lost my phone over the weekend. I went to a loft party Friday night, and consumed some (read: copious amounts) of alcohol. As such, I was not entirely in my right mind for a good part of the night. All of a sudden I realized my phone wasn't in my pocket, and then I kind of flipped out. The drunkenness didn't help.

I wandered around the loft searching for a while. Then I ran outside without my jacket, and sprinted the two blocks to the depanneur we went to shortly after I last saw my phone. I couldn't find it, so I started sobbing hysterically and went back to the party. Graceful!

Then my best friend puked all over her shoes and went collapsed sleepily on a mattress on the floor, and another friend of mine helped me search. Eventually I gave it up for lost (in between sobs) and the latter friend and I went back to her place. I slept it off and woke up the next morning feeling incredibly stupid.

BUT.

I have a new phone! It is a pink slide LG, my friends, and it is beautiful. I'm glad I got it because I've been wanting/needing a phone for a while now; the back of the old one kept falling off and getting lost in my room or pocket, and it had many bumps and scratches on it (kinda like me on the day after the party). Still, I will miss that phone, and the various pictures I had on there (the memories!) and all my ringtones. Goddamnit.

Also, I finished my first sculpture project for Sculpture 1, and I'm pretty okay with it. When I get a chance I'll take some photos of it and upload them to here. Fun!

Last night I stumbled upon the greatest Psych fic I've ever read. It's called '1930' and it can be found over at [livejournal.com profile] laytoncolt. A must-read if you are a fan of Psych. It's nearly perfect! Additionally, [livejournal.com profile] regann updated Occupational Hazards, which I never thought would happen, and it's a dream come true of an update. Now all I need is for Liz ([livejournal.com profile] deadlybride to update The Third Law and I will be a happy camper!

Okay, this long post's done!

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