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HBO war college AU » Tired and Wired by softshinythings

"Everyone knows that college is a time for learning, growing, and experimenting. The boys of Toccoa Hall are living, breathing, destructive proof of this. Ask any one of them."

So while I was in San Diego we visited Oceanside, which happens to be where I set Tired and Wired. I had a total meltdown over how happy I was about this, and I happened to visit in the middle of the wildfires - which, as I was told, is only appropriate for the state the Toccoa boys would have left it in

stupidstagram[.]tumblr[.]com/post/76451423491 EVERY DAMN TIME i see this i think of T&W Sledge so thanks for that
Anonymous

Now you’ve got me thinking about it too and I’m just cracking up, anon, oh my god

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some kids built this outside my dorm.


and here we see students worshiping their almighty god while singing the song from How the Grinch Stole Christmas.

catsinabluebox:catsinabluebox:

some kids built this outside my dorm.

and here we see students worshiping their almighty god while singing the song from How the Grinch Stole Christmas.

It’s something I’ve been thinking about for months now. Tired and Wired represented a massive period of my life where I found this incredible group of people who became my closest friends and I learned how to be confident in myself and I discovered what it felt like to be truly, honestly passionate about something that I created. Two years is a very long time and so much has changed since then, and while not a day goes by when it doesn’t cross my mind at some time, I’ve reached a point in my life where a lot of things are beginning and a lot of things are ending and it feels like the right time to bring Tired and Wired to a final close.

In its heyday, it was so alive among this core group of people that it really did feel like something that could live and breathe on its own outside of my mind. Now, it feels as though it’s ready to rest. Things have been silent around it for over a year now, and it’s run its course. So I’ve taken it down off of both LJ and AO3. I’ve taken a lot of my other works down, leaving only a handful of things that I’m unsure about yet. The friends who helped create Tired and Wired were there to experience it as it grew and expanded, and they know what it meant to me. It still means that to me, but in a different way. I’m ready to make it a part of my past that I can look back on and remember a time when an enormous group of friends supported me in something that I loved, and nothing could ever replace that feeling.

I’m completely, absolutely overwhelmed right now. How can I even begin to thank you for any of this. TaW means so much to me and whenever I hear from someone that’s read it I feel as though all those months I spent writing it and the moment where I doubted myself were worth it. So I just want you to know that these messages have made me all emotionally volatile and I can’t tell you how grateful I am for you.

I’m completely, absolutely overwhelmed right now. How can I even begin to thank you for any of this. TaW means so much to me and whenever I hear from someone that’s read it I feel as though all those months I spent writing it and the moment where I doubted myself were worth it. So I just want you to know that these messages have made me all emotionally volatile and I can’t tell you how grateful I am for you.

hey Katy I saw this photo /post/47037446664/ and wondered if there's another pic in which I can see these drawings and paintings done for T&W? oh, by the way, your blog looks so lovely with these flowers and pink :)
Anonymous

Aw, thank you, anon! And I dug around a bit and found these shots - this is what the entire wall looked like (it’s hard to see the details, but all the drawings are Tired and Wired-related things that my beautiful friends have sent to me in the past two years) and this is above my bed with the Tired and Wired dreamcast poster Genie made for me and Alexa’s non-TaW design of Ray. All of the drawings were posted on here at some point, so if you go back (way, way back - probably 70 pages or so) in my TaW tag you’ll see them. And because you can’t see the details of Genie’s poster, here’s a proper photo of it:

carwoods replied to your post: I have a question. We know that Webster and Joe and Lipton and Spiers had children. Did any other of the tired and wired boys have children?

I feel like Nate and Brad would have a little girl that isnt allowed to touch anything when they go over to Uncle Ray and Uncle Walts house

She wouldn’t be allowed to visit them unless one of her dads is there to supervise the visit because she came one one afternoon with a new ‘haircut’ and had learned how to play five-card-draw

I have a question. We know that Webster and Joe and Lipton and Spiers had children. Did any other of the tired and wired boys have children?
Anonymous

I like to think that the four of them adopting Shifty and Skinny was almost like the rest of the boys gaining kids as well (and I’m sure Megs will back me up here). Harry and Kitty had kids, of course. I’m thinking three or four, and they were spoiled rotten by Nix and Dick. As for everyone else … I never really gave it much thought!

Miss Katy, I have a question about the Tired and Wired 'verse. Do you think Ray Ray did musical theatre? Because I performed the drowsy chaperone a few weeks ago, and whenever I saw Adolpho, I thought of Ray.
Anonymous

Hmm … I’m not sure about musical theatre for Ray (I feel as though his ‘enthusiasm’ would have prompted any director to suggest he find another creative outlet) but I can absolutely see him performing impromptu renditions of musical numbers to the boys when they’re all hungover and just want some peace and quiet. Because when has Ray ever made their lives easy?

niknak79:

I thought we were supposed to have grown up in university.

niknak79:

I thought we were supposed to have grown up in university.

how do you imagine Toccoa Hall boys celebrating Valentine's Day? :)
Anonymous

What a fantastic question, anon.

WELL.

Obviously they’d celebrate it all together. A handful of the boys (Joe and Web, Babe and Gene, Andy and Eddie) would try to sneak away for some peace and quiet, but Ray and Lux would lead a scavenger mission to drag them all back into 303 and sit on their laps until they promised to stick around. Walt and Harry would go to the drug store and load up on as many boxes of cheap chocolates they could find, hauling them back to the Hall and dumping them in a pile in the middle of the room. All the couches would be pushed into a semi-circle around the television, which would eventually be playing ‘Love, Actually’ (despite Nix’s complaints that it’s a Christmas movie, powerless against Skip’s shouts that ‘IT’S ROMANTIC, LEWIS, SHOW SOME HEART’). Leckie and Web would try to make things civilized by opening a few bottles of wine, but it would be long before Ray and Malarkey find their way into Hoosier’s beer stash and distributed it. Everyone would end up sprawled across one another’s laps as they watched the film and munched away on the chocolates and whatever Hoosier managed to talk Joe into baking.

this is a bit silly a question, seeing as your blog is one of my favourites and I should know, but what is tired and wired actually about?
Anonymous

YOU’RE SO SWEET, ANON.

It’s a college AU fic based on the three HBO war shows. It essentially follows them through their first year of college together, with a handful of coda fics set afterwards. It started out quietly enough but it ended up being over 360,000 words long and it has 30 mixes and an entire dreamcast and graphics and fanvids and blogs dedicated to it and a published version and it’s overwhelming how much I love it. Plus it brought me together with the greatest group of people I’ve ever known. I may have started writing it, but it was the friends I made who adopted it and made it something I could be proud of.

teen-hulk-was-very-polite:


“Hell Andy, I pull that moon down for you, all you have to do is ask…”

Listening to Of Angels and Angles by the Decemberists gives me hellsa Andy/Eddie TaW feels. Rereading it. Yep.

THE EXPRESSION ON MY FACE RIGHT NOW IS INDESCRIBABLE
THIS WAS THE ONE SCENE I AM MORE PROUD OF THAN ANY OTHER
LOOK
LOOK AT THIS

teen-hulk-was-very-polite:

“Hell Andy, I pull that moon down for you, all you have to do is ask…”


Listening to Of Angels and Angles by the Decemberists gives me hellsa Andy/Eddie TaW feels. Rereading it. Yep.

THE EXPRESSION ON MY FACE RIGHT NOW IS INDESCRIBABLE

THIS WAS THE ONE SCENE I AM MORE PROUD OF THAN ANY OTHER

LOOK

LOOK AT THIS

teen-hulk-was-very-polite:

I rewatched The Pacific and Band of Brothers and read Tired and Wired and its coda fics over the last week and everything was perfect oh my gosh. I loved Snafu, and the coda Snafu’s Katrina. I associate this song with hurricane Katrina, and it really fits Snafu on top of that, so I had to draw this. I really might have to add that fic to my golden trio. It will now be a golden quartet.          

teen-hulk-was-very-polite:

I rewatched The Pacific and Band of Brothers and read Tired and Wired and its coda fics over the last week and everything was perfect oh my gosh. I loved Snafu, and the coda Snafu’s Katrina. I associate this song with hurricane Katrina, and it really fits Snafu on top of that, so I had to draw this. I really might have to add that fic to my golden trio. It will now be a golden quartet.