Red Bull and Cupcake Batter

My name is Caitlin and I want to write things. I am a redheaded lover of dresses who can't apply makeup, a very small theatre teacher/librarian/tutor, and an extremely happy young wife.

I write about Glee because it makes me happy, even if the show makes me weep bitter tears.
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Asker Anonymous Asks:
My senior trip is to Disney in approximately two years and I'm practically praying you'll still be working there so I can fangirl.
redbullandcupcakebatter redbullandcupcakebatter Said:

I may very well might be!! Disney is turning out to be the best career option I’ve found since I graduated from college. I have a particular goal I’d like to reach :)

At Disney, are there just random characters walking around or is it a case of you have to queue up and stuff? At Paris, we were really dissapointed with the lack of character interaction. We met seven but on saw one walking about and that was Snow White on her way to the Princess Pavilion.
redbullandcupcakebatter redbullandcupcakebatter Said:

It depends on where you are. Disneyland in California allows their characters to roam, but here in WDW our characters have designated spots and times. Why? Because people are horrible. Guests have been known to assault characters, try to follow them backstage, prevent them from leaving for their breaks…so not only do characters have their designated areas, but they have to have attendants to guard them in case something goes wrong.

I hate it when people get pissed off that the characters don’t wander around. It’s because of horrendous guest behavior that it had to be changed, not because Disney is trying to ruin your vacation!

Asker foxyjhai Asks:
Oh also, before I get distracted again, seeing you posting again makes me very happy. I'm proud of the fact that your not letting what happened with the Klaine book people stop you from writing again.
redbullandcupcakebatter redbullandcupcakebatter Said:

Thank you!! :D I’m a sensitive soul and I take everything way too personally, but I refuse to let something as poorly handled as the book project get me down. :)

hello hi yes you are one of my favorite authors in the history of the universe and apparently i have some weird confidence thing going on right now so i'm messaging you. i read Tumbled like 4 times all the way through (not even sorry) and i think i've read all of your glee fics. basically i adore your writing (and your personality omg) and yeah you're wonderful
redbullandcupcakebatter redbullandcupcakebatter Said:

COME HERE AND LET ME LOVE YOU, MY ANGEL!!

Asker thaliag2 Asks:
wait what's the Klaine bingo project? I didn't hear about that one.
redbullandcupcakebatter redbullandcupcakebatter Said:

I AM LOVING IT!! You go to their tumblr and pick fifty of the suggested prompts (there’s a ton) and then they give you a bingo card with 25 prompts from your list. And then you write till you have a bingo!

Could I please write one of those bingo drabbles please?
redbullandcupcakebatter redbullandcupcakebatter Said:

Nope, this is my project. Go to Klaine Bingo and get your own card if you want one!

You see my problem is that every time I see that bingo card on my dash I start thinking about which one you should do and then I come to the conclusion that you would do all of them really well and then I can't decide which one to prompt :P
redbullandcupcakebatter redbullandcupcakebatter Said:

My goal is to write all of them!! So I’m just going to start with whichever one has the most votes and work my way down.

Asker Anonymous Asks:
I'm excited to see you back here!! I'd vote for poisoning. After reading back that sentence, I sound really really strange.
redbullandcupcakebatter redbullandcupcakebatter Said:

Such is the life of an author/reader.

(I think the poison story is going to be a fairytale!AU. Thoughts?)

Asker Anonymous Asks:
CAITLIN I'LL GIVE YOU A CUPCAKE IF YOU HELP ME. There was a drabble, I'm not sure how long ago, but you didn't write it. I think you prompted it for someone else, but I don't have their URL. Anyway, it was a scene where Kurt got beat up by Karofsky (in a parking lot I think?) and then Quinn and Finn came to help. I need to find this drabble like I need air and if you can manage to find it when you're not making Disney World a better place then you will be the eternal Klaine Princess. The end.
redbullandcupcakebatter redbullandcupcakebatter Said:

BETTER START BAKING, BB!!

https://m.fanfiction.net/s/6426407/1/

Admittedly, it’s one of my super early stories, so my characterization is NOT the best, but hopefully you still enjoy it!!

redbullandcupcakebatter:

hellogidgett:

Here’s my bingo card for the Klaine bingo project!! If you have any thoughts about the kinds of drabbles I can write for these prompts, go to my Glee tumblr (redbullandcupcakebatter) and ask away!!


Hey, everybody!! Help me pick which drabble to write first!! Vote vote vote!!


Right now it’s a tie between accidental marriage and poisoning for the first drabble. Which one should it be- or should it be something completely different?

redbullandcupcakebatter:

hellogidgett:

Here’s my bingo card for the Klaine bingo project!! If you have any thoughts about the kinds of drabbles I can write for these prompts, go to my Glee tumblr (redbullandcupcakebatter) and ask away!!

Hey, everybody!! Help me pick which drabble to write first!! Vote vote vote!!
Right now it’s a tie between accidental marriage and poisoning for the first drabble. Which one should it be- or should it be something completely different?
hellogidgett:

Here’s my bingo card for the Klaine bingo project!! If you have any thoughts about the kinds of drabbles I can write for these prompts, go to my Glee tumblr (redbullandcupcakebatter) and ask away!!


Hey, everybody!! Help me pick which drabble to write first!! Vote vote vote!!

hellogidgett:

Here’s my bingo card for the Klaine bingo project!! If you have any thoughts about the kinds of drabbles I can write for these prompts, go to my Glee tumblr (redbullandcupcakebatter) and ask away!!

Hey, everybody!! Help me pick which drabble to write first!! Vote vote vote!!
Asker Anonymous Asks:
I feel like the klaine book project is probably really cliquey so it probably only chose authors that they knew already. :/ You're like, one of the best writers in the fandom, they're just delusional. :/
redbullandcupcakebatter redbullandcupcakebatter Said:

Thank you, sweet nonnie. :) I wrote about this a bit on my personal tumblr too, but yeah, I totally agree that they’re cliquey. They chose 29 artists and 20 authors, even though they said they were matching artists to the authors? And they were going to pick more authors and artists for the digital release, but they still have just 20 authors? Something seems shady.

I also disagree with them saying that all authors should write in present tense. That’s an author’s personal choice, and while I fully believe that every writer should challenge themselves and try something new, I also believe that it might not necessarily be the best work for publication. Changing tenses is not just a matter of changing your verbs- it changes your style and syntax and word choice. I write in third person limited past tense, and if they had put this stipulation in place with the initial application (like they should have) I probably wouldn’t have applied because I know it wouldn’t be my best work.

Also, I’m 99% sure they skimmed the first chapter of my first submission and made their choice from that. Even though I submitted three pieces of varying moods and styles. The feedback the mod gave me was based solely on one piece, and I’m just like…I’m giving you some epic side eye right now. Don’t ask for three pieces if you’re not going to read all of them.

Also, I’m not going to lie, I was initially hurt by not being chosen. But do you know what? I may have the self esteem of a potato, but I have more than 20,000 reviews on ff.net. TWENTY. THOUSAND. If one person doesn’t like my style, they can bite my shiny metal ass. I’d rather write work that I enjoy, that I’m proud of, for myself and for the people who left 20,000 reviews. I think that’s more important than writing a 500-1000 word drabble in a forced-upon style that I’m not comfortable with for a book that, in the long run, isn’t going to be that big of a deal. Am I right?

Also, MY MINOR WAS IN ENGLISH. I REREAD ELEMENTS OF STYLE AND TEN LESSONS IN CLARITY AND GRACE ON A DISTURBINGLY REGULAR BASIS. I WILL USE HOWEVER MUCH PUNCTUATION I WANT, THANK YOU VERY MUCH. HERE, HAVE A GRATUITOUS SEMICOLON JUST BECAUSE I FEEL LIKE IT.

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That semicolon was full of pride and righteous indignation. And now I am going to go write things.
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Asker Anonymous Asks:
I think you're a fabulous writer! You're actually my favorite and I reread your stories daily, I'm not kidding. Every time I get an email I hope it's that you've updated because I love you so much. I do theater and all my friends there do things without me all of the time but I still do it because I enjoy it. I still make blog posts even tho no one reads them. Worry about the people here who love you and everything you post,the others don't matter. You are an amazing fangirl and writer, love! <3
redbullandcupcakebatter redbullandcupcakebatter Said:

YOU ARE A SWEETHEART.

All right, cake pops. I’m going to give this a whirl again!! Give me prompts!! I’m going to try to ease myself back into this whole writing thing again. :)

You know what? Maybe I’ll go the opposite direction. Maybe I’ll write all the things and THEN THEY’LL BE SAD THEY DIDN’T PICK ME.