whatawaytoburn: ([Sanctuary] Helen smiles)
I am.

I am genderqueer. I am mentally ill. I am multiple. I am legally blind. I am fat. I am tall. I am polyamorous. I am asexual. I am kinky.

I am a writer. I am a poet. I am a storyteller. I am a muse. I am a sounding board. I am an enabler. I am a procrastinater.

I am also nonhuman.

I am a child of Winter and Autumn and I am a harvest ghost. I am winged, pawed, clawed and tailed. I am a creature of the fires and a creature of shadows and one of the dark, quiet places in the corners of your home.

I am a creature of heart, spirit and I am fae. I am a forest girl, I am a fire child and I am a son of the storms and the lightning.

And I live it. All of it. I live it every day, I breath it, I feel it, I dance in it, I sing it, I scream it, I shout it, and I whisper it quietly to myself.

My name is Charley and this is who I am.

If I friended you for any reason, it’s because I think you're interesting, or perhaps it’s because I think you make beautiful things. The point is, I amire you in some fashion. Even those who I consider friends, I admire in some way. I think that I know talented, marvelous people and I treasure them and their friendship.

Please feel free to leave a comment here saying hi if you’re friending me. I’d love to talk with you and say hello. I understand if you’re shy though, I am that as well, so don’t feel obligated and please, if you find my journal to not be of interest, don’t worry about de-friending me. I don’t mind.

Other ways to get in contact with the cat:
- AIM: livelifeinflame
- Skype: whatawaytoburn
- Email: toomanytongues(at)gmail(dot)com
- Plurk: spareusadream
- Other DW: [personal profile] driveustobemad This journal contains triggery topics, talk of headmates, bad days and other things that I may not feel comfortable with on the main journal. Feel free to friend at will.
whatawaytoburn: ([Writing] I have coffee)
Prompts and writing commss/journals. There was supposed to be other things too but it's mostly prompts and writing lists at this point.

Writing projects )
whatawaytoburn: ([Cityverse] 4)
So, it's time to do what firebirds do and shed this this coat of feathers for something new.

I've moved to [personal profile] sharpeningthebones. For those of you who want to follow me, feel free. I will follow people tomorrow when i wake up.

Also, if you have recs for who I should follow/what comms I should be following, let me know here and I will happily poke.
whatawaytoburn: ([Misc] Question)
So, I was bored and listening to podcasts and I've not done this in a while. I'm not a huge fan of labels but I understand that sometimes, they are...not necessary exactly but they make lives much easier.

So I thought I would open up a post for you to come out/list off your labels.

Mine are as follows:
Not alone in my head

I'm sure there are others that apply to me but those are the 9nes that for me to mind first. How about you?
whatawaytoburn: ([DW]: Caffeine is win)
So, since I've gotten back from New York, I've kind of failed at updating. SO!

As me questions, any sort of questions! I will answer anything you want to know, be it personal, writing related or anything else


Leave me prompts! They can be original verses or fandom or anything else you'd like to throw at me.

Fandoms: White Collar, Newsflesh trilogy, October Daye series, MCU, Slings & Arrows, Chess, Dead Like Me, Firefly, Sanctuary, Sherlock
whatawaytoburn: (Default)
Things of note:
- I am back from New York.
- There is a new kitten in the house.
- Morgan will be here in less than a week.
- My mother has been tolerable.
- She also has an opportunity to move to Costa Rica for a year (possibly two) and wants me to come with her.
- I am...still not sure how I feel about that.
- I am nesting in Gin's personal playlist for no real reason. I'm iffy on a lot of her music and yet here I am. *shrug.
- I bought a book of old folk music to play around with last night. I am looking forward to having that to play with.
- I have no plans for today except maybe sleep and try and take care of my tags.
- If I may steal from Seanan McGuire, zombies are love.
whatawaytoburn: bella_sol at LJ ([Angels] I made my own)
Notes: I don't even know where this one came from, I just know that this is what happens when I listen to filk and am sliiightly overcaffeinated.

I also feel like this should possibly be cut for potential triggers but I'm really not sure what those triggers are at the moment, so I'll just do it and come back to this post later with proper warnings.

Read more... )
whatawaytoburn: (Wordst] Everything and nothing)
And leave me prompts. Ideally for original proomts but if you'd like to know my fandoms, let me know and I will drop off a list.
whatawaytoburn: ([dAs] Music)
So, the lovely [personal profile] thatrainbow made an awesome song while I was here. You can go listen to it right here.

It would be really awesome if you could buy it, as it's only a dollar and it would go to helping he and his wife get some money to live off of, even if it's not a lot, every little bit helps.

Spread the link around if you enjoy the music and thanks to anyone who buys it!
whatawaytoburn: ([Cityverse] 4)
[community profile] onefortheroad

For Road Music, sine that seemed to be the most popular choice. I'm probably going to work on telling these stores on and off while I try and do other things as well but we will see how that goes.
whatawaytoburn: ([Writing] The AU icon)
Poll #11320 What should the cat write in August?
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 18

What story/stories should I try and write in August?

View Answers

Zombie language: What it says on the tin. A language gets revived and starts cannibalizing the current languages out there until it is the only living language left.
7 (38.9%)

Dreams: A detective that can go into the cities of your mind and her dream weaver girlfriend go up against nightmares, liars and evil forces that can only exist under streetlights.
6 (33.3%)

Zombie Cinderella: A retelling of Cinderella with her as a zombie, the prince as a masochist and the kingdom eventually no longer needing executioners.
4 (22.2%)

Angel/Fae war: Hell is actually Faerie and Heaven is crumbling. The angels need the fae magic to rejuvenate Above and the Fae need the angels because they patrol the borders of Faerie and and some of them are guardians to the Fae themselves.
9 (50.0%)

YA fae adventure: In which the Summer Maid and her handmaiden run away into the human world and the Fae of Crossroads, two stone soldiers and a Puck figure go after them. Mayhem and mischief ensues
6 (33.3%)

Road Music - A girl who can feel the roads beneath her feet and is haunted by fae, ghosts and other strange creatures she meets along the road, travels in search of a mythic hotel in which stories gather.
11 (61.1%)

Anything from This list
4 (22.2%)

whatawaytoburn: ([Morgan] Get through this)
Notes: Nothing to be said on this one other than I kind of missed doing all dialog pieces, so this got to be one of those.

"Where were you just now?"


"Where were you? You weren't listening."

"Oh, it doesn't matter. Keep talking."

"No, what were you thinking about?"

"It's nothing, really. I'm sorry I wasn't paying attention."

"It's fine, I just want to know what's on your mind."



"I was thinking about mistakes."


"I don't know, I just was. I was thinking about if...If we were distant from our mistakes. If we could compartmentalize better and examine our mistakes with a critical eye, would we be likely to make those same mistakes again."


"No, wait. Just...Okay, what if it was like a museum. What if, in your mind, there was a special place you could go and just look at your mistakes without the emotional weight they carry."

"It's a nice thought but you know that's not how it works. Hell, that's not even how museums work."

"I know but what if? What if it was like that. Would things be better? Would we make less mistakes?"



""Because we would make new ones instead. It's not a bad thing, it's just the way things are. We have to make mistakes so we learn. We'd be smarter but we'd still make mistakes."

"But there's not an infinite number of mistakes out there, is there?"

"As long as life keeps going? As long as we keep evolving? Yeah, there probably is."


"It's not a bad thing."

"It's not?"

"It's not. Because as long as there's new mistakes to be made, there's new experiences to be had. There's a life to be lived."
whatawaytoburn: ([Writing]  Start writing and keep writin)
Ask me anything about my writing! Stories I've written, plans I have, writing methods, etc.

I don't know. I blame Lynn for doing it and getting me in the mood to babble a little about writng.
whatawaytoburn: ([Misc[ Storm's coming)
Notes: This came from thinking about Goblin Markets and parades and dancing in the streets. I don't know. I feel like I need an excuse for this one but I feel like that is counter-intuitive to the writing itself. *shakes head* Who knows.

What do we need?


When do we need it?


What do we need?


When do we need it?


What do we need?

And it goes on and on, chanting and cheering a whopping into the sky. You dance with your firends, with people you've never met. You cry out to the cluds about healing and love and hope.and joy. You cry and dance and sing it to the world around you.

because that's what the world needs right now. It needs healers and hopers and dreamers and believes.

It needs storytellers and singers and creators of all kinds.

It needs people to dance on top of it, shake the ground with the stoping of their feet. it needs hearts racing, hands in the air, shouts of joy and laughter. It needs people like you and people like the ones you love and people like the curious onlookers and people who are being more than curious.

It needs so much and you can't give it all yourself, so you grab the nearest prson who is simply standing and you kiss them on the cheek, tell them they are beautiful and twirl away. You hope to everything they pass along the little bit of joy, the delight and happiness you tried to send to them.

You hop it infects them and it spreads like a virus. You ant to infect the world with the way you feel, with the joy and wonder and brilliant light inside you.

Someone near by wears a fox mask and you giggle as they meet with someone else who wears a coyote face instead of their own. You think it's beautiful, the way they dance together in the street, how they shed their human skin for a while in place of something else.

You wish you'd thought to bring a mask but all you've done is write on yourself, scripted out words that make you happy, words of comfort and desire and words that leave you nearly delerious with joy.

You move through the crowd, watching it, as it moves down the street, people spilling everywhere, spreading out into shops and resterautns. It's like blood, like water, like the rushing of emotion once the walls have been knocked down.

And you think to yourself "Yes, yes. I could live like this. I could exist here, in this momentk, for the rest of time."

And although you know yo9u can't, although you know that time will pass and the world will change and people will take of their masks and pretty clothes, you can still chant to yourself, you can still tell the strangers they are beautiful. You can still dance.
whatawaytoburn: ([Words] Won't sleep for days)
So, I am still alive, in case anyone was wondering. I know I've been utter rubbish at posting/commenting but I have been reading, I swear.

I'm in New York and have been for the past few weeks now. I leave Next Saturday which is depressing but the following Thursday, I get Morgan until the next Tuesday, so it could be much worse.

I don't have pictures or anything because I forgot to bring my camera but I've seen wildlife! Certainly more than one sees in Florida anyway. Or at least more than I see which admittedly isn't saying much.

Writi9ng is...coming along. I've written for [community profile] kink_bingo and I only have one more square left. If I'm really lucky, I'll hit it before I leave for home, if not it's no big deal.

Beyond that, there've been scattered handfuls of writing here and there, both fandom and original which has been nice.

I saw Avengers in theaters a couple Fridays ago which was AWESOME! There is so much love in my heart for that movie, I don't even know WHY. It is brilliant times though. I still need to properly watch all the movies leading UP to Avengers but I look forward to doing it.

(For those of you who will understand this: The little one is stoked.)

And uhm....I think there are other things I've meant to say but they've all gone out of my head. *sigh* Hopefully this will get me back in the swing of commenting/posting on a regular basis and, if not, at least posting enough to let people know I am alive.
whatawaytoburn: ([Words] I deserve to enjoy life)
Lots of people need lots of things. Sometimes it’s just someone to listen to them, sometimes it’s a bet reader. Sometimes it’s a job or cash or someone to go practice tarot readings.

This is a post to help people find what they need.

Leave a comment with what you need and then look through the others and see if you can’t help. Even if you just need friends to talk to, that’s fine, say something. You might just find what you’re looking for.
whatawaytoburn: ([Angels] We have wings)
\I love you. I love your words, I love that you have tales to tell, I love that you have words in your head that need to be free.

You are a writer, you are a storyteller, you are someone who preforms miracles just by thinking up worlds.

You are a “real” writer. You are a real storyteller and damn those who tell you otherwise. You can sell you stories, you can tell them to your friends, you can put them up on blogs. It doesn’t matter, as long as you are writ9ing, as long as you are keeping those stories alive, you are a miracle worker.

And yes, stories have teeth, some of them bite and claw and tear at you. They are difficult and sometimes no one wants to see them but you but remember, they are stories all the same, they still want to be told.

So tell your stories, tell them every day, every other day, every week or month or year.

If there’s a story inside you, tell it. If there’s a yearning need to say things that aren’t true, weave those lies into something beautiful.

Tell y9our stories, all of you and I will never ask anything else of you,
whatawaytoburn: ([Drinks] A/S Smile)
I won’t tell you I love you, never will. I don’t have the words for it, don’t have the vocabulary because I was never taught. The words stuck in my throat and get fuzzy in my brain.

I don’t understand this feeling, even though I know I should.

But I can touch you. I can sing songs into your skin, play you like a treasured instrument. I can make you feel the best you’ve ever felt and I’ll not regret it for a moment.

I want to, I want to know every part of you, to touch and feel you, to run my fingers through your hair and k9iss you on the mouth. I want to play you, to make you sing with the feelings of joy I pull out of you. I want that, all of it. I want you to be the most beautiful instrument I’ve ever played.

And maybe that’s not quite love, maybe that’s something different but it’s what I want, what I can put into words.

So maybe I can’t say i love you and for that, I am sorry, but I can do this. I can help you, I can make you sing.
whatawaytoburn: ([ASW] Switch between a man and a woman)
So, I blame [community profile] kink_bingo for this but I was thinking about coming out. I'm out to my family and most of my friends on just about....everything but I know a lot of people aren't.

So, I thought maybe we could have a coming out party!

Come into this post and say what you are, who you are, what you like and what makes you happy. Tell us you're queer, tell us you're kinky, tell us you write things, tell us that you like to build model airplanes, tell us whatever you want and feel like you don't get to say enough.

Feel free to elaborate too, that's perfectly fine. Babble away on the topics you come up with and just....I don't know. Have fun with this.

And, if you don't want to come out openly, anon comments are on and you can drop us a few notes that way.
whatawaytoburn: (Default)
So, ofr the next few days, I am offering $10 three card draws and am willing to do other kinds of spreads for those who may need them in exchange for donating to this nice group of folks over here

If $10 is too much for you, I will do one and two card draws for however much you are willing to donate.

The decks I have on hand are:
Cats Eye Tarot
Tarot Of Trees
Halloween Tarot
Fallen Angel Oracle
Faerie Oracle

Pleaseplease signal boost this and help me A) get better with my cards and B) help out a brilliant group of people who shine like stars.


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