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❀ Due to some stuff at work that I won't get into at this time, I feel I must get myself into a state of cat-like readiness in case I need to job-hunt. And maybe scare up some freelance work. The thing that depresses me the most? I'm going to have to tweet and blog and make a LinkedIn account and network. I wish it were enough to be damn good at my job, because I am.

❀ I love my assignment for funpotexchange! I'm trying to narrow down between two pairings but it is very difficult to choose. Do you have a sure-fire decision-making process?

❀ Also, if you are writing for me in that exchange (or in any exchange, ever), please don't worry about trying to fit in my prompts or what I'll like. Write a story YOU are happy with and I'm sure I'll be happy too. I'd much rather read that than something that ticks off the boxes of what I said I like.

❀ Speaking of difficult decisions, I went with a Hajime no Ippo rewatch instead of Slam Dunk. I figure I'll watch all the anime and then pick up the manga where it leaves off. And then see if this time I can catch up. Although I think it's nearly at 1000 issues now, so it may take a while. (Maybe I'll alternate with episodes of Dark Shadows!)

❀ I have been trying to write some Tezuka/Kaidoh but I'm a little stuck and also a little annoyed. While I love the idea of Tezuka singling Kaidoh out for special attention and buchou-prep, what's the point of making him do extra workouts and running when he already does extra workouts and running? When Inui made training menus for Kaidoh, he had to give him less than was optimal to compensate for Kaidoh doing more than he was given. So I love the matches and tactical discussions with Kaidoh, but, frankly, Tezuka making him do extra laps like he wasn't already running huge amounts every day is pretty insulting. Although, maybe that's where I need to start. Hmm. Thoughts?

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Crossposted: http://prillalar.dreamwidth.org/497817.html

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I hope you keep your job. :(

My assignment is ace, too. Everything my recipient asked for is stuff that I've been formulating and wanting to write for a while. Go team.

Hmm. Maybe Inui becomes concerned because Tezuka's attention is interfering with his existing training regimen, and he in fact points out that there are other ways to spend time with Kaidoh. I can't wait to see what you come up with!

Not likely to be laid off, but I might want to bail, so, best to be ready.

Yeah, same here! This will totally be the kick I need to get on something I've had in the queue for ages. :)

Interesting thought! And it gave me some good ideas, so many thanks!

My assignment is a giant pain in the ass, but... I think I've figured out what I'm going to do with it. After I just sat down with a pen and paper and started scribbling some ideas, I was able to come up with something. Still going to need a beta like whoa because it is a weird fucking pairing. XD;

For me, when I have two pairings that share a common character, I find a way to write both. (For example, Atobe/Tezuka with Oshitari perv'ing on Atobe on the side, if the person asks for both Atobe/Tezuka and Oshitari/Atobe.) Which is totally not helpful. :D If they don't share a common character, just write both, obviously. :D (This is getting less helpful as I go.)

LJ is having a cow for some reason - also wanted to say good luck with the job. Might as well update your resume and see what's out there. Being damn good at your job only counts for anything if you have an employer that recognizes the best way to utilize your skills.

Tezuka is an ass, sometimes, that's my explanation. Or, it could be that Kaidou was driven to do the extra work-outs by Tezuka in the first place? Maybe not directly (i.e., Tezuka yelling at him), but more indirectly (he wants to be like Tezuka I'm-Going-To-Use-The-Ball-Machine-At-5:00-In-The-Morning Kunimitsu). Another possibility is that Tezuka pushes him harder because he does more work outside of club (thus, he needs a harder workout during club to be challenged).

Edited at 2012-02-08 02:19 am (UTC)

Sometimes really good things come out of those weird assignments! Although, sometimes they are just weird. Good luck!

I am thinking that I might be able to work the other pairing in as a friends things in a sub-plot, so that should be fun. :)

Oshitari pervs on everyone. There should be a Tumblr about it. :D

Gearing up to get back to Twitter right away for sure and to start getting everything else in order. I'm not worried about being laid off, just that things might change enough that I'll want to go.

I do like your thoughts on Tezuka! I like him best when he's a dork or a bit of a jerk or just plain wrong about stuff.

Inui is smart...I bet he made allowances in Kaidou's regime for, "sucky pickup attempts by Tezuka-buchou." He's probably spying on them from the bushes and charting their romantic progress, LOL!

For me, I tend to look at the pairings and just see if one speaks to me louder than the others. If I'm lucky, one will jump out for me. Otherwise I work from the prompts given (I love prompts, it's like a springboard rather than simply diving from the side of the pool ;-) and see where it takes me and if one pairing works better :-)

Good luck with the job situation! *hugs you and sends you good thoughts*

Hee! Inui probably is spying at that! I can see how easily my Tezuka/Kaidoh Srs Romance could slide into Inui The Spy crack. :D

I think I've picked the pairing I'm going to work on -- just letting it all churn in my brain for now. :)

Thanks! *hugs*

Hee! I will if I'm completely stymied!

"I feel I must get myself into a state of cat-like readiness in case I need to job-hunt."

I felt like that in November. My favorite coworker felt like that just this week. I hope it will pass and you can stay happy where you are. Job-hunting is a pain in the ass.

Thanks, Levi. :) I hope so too -- I would much rather not have to put myself out there.

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Thanks, sweetie. :) Yeah, you are so right. And I am not a song and dance person. Maybe I could hire someone to do my social networking for me...

Job hunting is difficult, I've been there before :( I hope it will not come to that.

Lucky you, I don't like the theme I got there, it is so unimaginative XD But I guess I'll just try to make the best of it XD

I really don't think Tezuka should be giving Kaidoh extra training... Well, he did in the flashback, but I suppose that was when Inui didn't make Kaidoh's training menus yet. But he might discuss tactics and management and how to deal with cocky underclassmen and stuff XD Lol, or he simply likes ordering Kaidoh around because he is secretly a sadist XD

Edited at 2012-02-08 09:45 pm (UTC)

I'm finding it hard to fit the flashback into the canon, but I guess I can mix and match the bits I like best. :)

Maybe Tezuka is doing it to piss off Inui...

It really is a rather odd flashback, but I think Inui used to be a regular player, so he had no time to make training menus, and Tezuka had to educate his cute kohai in the ways of tennis by himself. At least that's how I interpret that flashback XD

Haha, that is a possibility XD

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Thanks. :) I hope so too!

Going to watch more now...

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