Nov. 29th, 2011 07:11 pm
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These have been going around for ages, so possibly everyone's sick of them by now, but:

If I made Cinderella, the audience would immediately be looking for a body in the coach.
— Alfred Hitchcock

When I write a story, what do you immediately look for?

And also:

Everyone has things they write. Everyone has things they don't write. Challenge me out of my comfort zone by telling me something I don't write that you'd like to hear about.

Perfectly valid answers to both memes would be, of course, "You haven't posted any fic in months and months do you even write fic wait who are you and why are you on my flist."
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This one's from [personal profile] lizbee!

Give me the most inaccurate description of me you can think of. Like, I don't know, "Really, really hates talking about the weather."


Feb. 7th, 2011 05:39 pm
eponymous_rose: (XF | Scully | Typing)
I have a couple of marginally more in-depth fannish posts that I'm hoping to get written at some point, but in the meantime, meme-related fluff!

Pick a paragraph (or any passage/story up to about 600 words) from anything I've written, and comment to this post with that selection. I will then give you a DVD commentary on that snippet: what I was thinking when I wrote it, why I wrote it in the first place, what's going on in the character's heads, why I chose certain words, what this moment means in the context of the rest of the fic, lots of awful puns, and anything else that you'd expect to find on a DVD commentary track.

My fic is lurking in a giant archive list over here, or hanging out in this tag. If it's an old fic that I don't remember anymore, I reserve the right to totally make stuff up. Why, yes, I did do a lot of writing while doing a handstand on a jetski in octupus-infested waters.


Nov. 27th, 2010 05:18 pm
eponymous_rose: (SH | Writing)
In honour of finding an 8000-word WIP that I have zero recollection of having written, a meme!

Comment here with absolutely anything to do with my fanfic, positive or negative.

Brutal honesty is fine! Much as I adore writing for the sake of writing, I always try to edit with a critical eye - and I'm always hoping to improve. You can comment anonymously, if you'd rather.
eponymous_rose: (ST | Kirk | Ludicrous Speed FTW)
Cannot resist this:


Look again: the meme is now diamonds.

(If you're totally confused, go here, then check out his twitter and scroll down to where he replies to a ridiculous number of tweets in a hilarious manner on YouTube.)
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This has been going around quite a lot, judging by how often it popped up on the [ profile] who_daily watchlist today, and who am I to argue with the masses?

Post, in your journal, a rec list singling out the best of your own fics. Tell people why you are especially proud of those particular fics, and of course provide links to them. Yes, that's right, this step involves self-promotion. How else are people supposed to find your fics? List as many or as few as you feel appropriate to represent your body of writing.

Also include a paragraph about the types of fics you most enjoy reading or are most interested in reading in the immediate future -- favorite tropes, pairings, fandoms, whatever. If you're particularly lazy, link to that Dear Writer post you did for whatever holiday exchange comes to mind.

Reply to other rec posts (like for example the one you are reading now) by reccing a fic of your own that might fit the original poster's tastes, or that you'd just really like them to read, because maybe they don't know they'd like it.

I have a ridiculous amount of fanfic hereabouts (148 fics/drabbles stretching over thirteen fandoms and three years), and while I think some of the drabbles have decent ideas going for them, I tried to focus on longer fics here, especially the ones where I jumped out of my comfort zone and tried something new, because those are always my favourites. The list is also skewed toward fics I've written more recently, which I assume is a good thing.

My favourites of my own fics under the cut, in no particular order. Fandoms: Danger Man/The Prisoner, Doctor Who (classic and new), Man from UNCLE, Deep Space Nine, Star Trek XI, and Stargate SG-1 )

And now for the last bit! I've been weirdly picky about fic lately, so I'd love to have some new recs, just for a chance to have something to read. I'm most fond of genfic, or stories in which the romantic relationship isn't the sole focus of the fic - don't get me wrong, I often enjoy het and slash and variations thereupon, but it's not something I'll necessarily seek out unless it's via a rec. I love adventure stories with twisty, turny plots. I love little introspective pieces that have that one moment where your whole perception of the character gets skewed. I love stories that deal with what-ifs. I love fics that don't just wallow in a sameness of feeling, that have the characters evolve and change and grow.

Right now, I'm most into DS9 and TNG fic of all kinds, but particularly awesome recs from any of my previous fandoms - or even for fandoms I'm not at all familiar with - are always welcomed. Hit me with your best shots, flist!
eponymous_rose: (DW | BF | Six is Wordy)
Because the rest of my family is actually standing outside my door, complete with foot-tapping, I'll make this quick: [ profile] rosa_acicularis has written four awesome little ficlets, and I really, really have to recommend the Doctor Who/West Wing one at the end most especially, because it is spectacular.

I'd also like to note that I have been in something of a writerly slump lately, and with [ profile] fandom_stocking in the works, I'd really appreciate a bit of a boost. Thus, a meme.

Describe a fic you never would've thought I'd write, and I'll write a scene from it. Fandoms are SG-1, SGA, TOS, Star Trek Reboot, Doctor Who (any era), Corner Gas, Jeeves and Wooster, M*A*S*H, Man from UNCLE, Middleman, Sapphire and Steel, Sherlock Holmes, X-Files (maybe?), The West Wing, crazy random stuff like Macgyver or Legend that I've babbled about but haven't written, any combination of any of the above, and, um, pretty much anything you can think of.
eponymous_rose: (DW | TARDIS | Old School Funky Planet)
Pick a paragraph (or any passage less than 500 words) from any fanfic I've written, and comment to this post with that selection. I will then give you a DVD commentary on that snippet: what I was thinking when I wrote it, why I wrote it in the first place, what's going on in the character's heads, why I chose certain words, what this moment means in the context of the rest of the fic, lots of awful puns, and anything else that you'd expect to find on a DVD commentary track.

I can't promise wit or insight, but what I can definitely promise is, um. Words.

Mostly I want other people to post this so I can comment, because I love finding out about how all you talented folks write fanfic.
eponymous_rose: (SH | Writing)
(snagged from [ profile] stunt_muppet, and you guys should try it!)

Quote a bit of my writing at me? Find that one story of mine that you really like, and find a sentence or a paragraph that presses your prose-buttons in the right way, and comment here with it, no matter how long or short.

Then copypasta this into your journal, and we'll all have a big love-in!

(My fics are over yonder.)
eponymous_rose: (XF | Scully | Typing)
the TVTROPES meme

I sincerely apologize to anyone who gets trapped in the black hole of TV Tropes as a result of this meme. ;)
eponymous_rose: (ST | Canadian Borg)
Because various and sundry people on and off my flist seem to be having a rough time of it lately, I think it's probably time to resurrect this meme.

Comment here, even if it's just with a "hey" or a "hello" or a "potato salad", and I will tell you something I like about you.

I don't care if you've known me for ten years, if we see each other every day, if we've just met, or if you're a lurker who's never commented on the journal before. I'll find something! ;)

Edit: Going to bed, but the love shall continue tomorrow - all comments get a reply! :D
eponymous_rose: (DW | Two | Fanfic)
Give me one of my own stories, and a timestamp sometime in the future after the end of the story, or sometime in the past before the story started, and I'll write you at least a hundred words of what happened then, whether it's five minutes before the story started or ten years in the future.

Might not appear until after [ profile] fandom_stocking, but ooh! This sounds interesting. It's like fanfic for a fanfic.
eponymous_rose: (SH | Writing)
Not the end of the year yet, but others have been posting, and I am getting antsy. So, even if I wind up posting more fic before the New Year (which I will, since I have at least one fic that's just holding out for a beta, hurrah!), have a meme!

Hey, I did it last year, too!

And, yeah, I was a little more prolific this year. )

And how about you guys? Which fics worked for you? Which didn't? What would you like to see more of in the new year?
eponymous_rose: (SH | Writing)

(What doesn't work for you in my writing? What does? Let me know!)
eponymous_rose: (DW | Two | Fanfic)
When you see this, post snippets of all your works-in-progress.

(Partly as a sort of spring-cleaning for my hard drive, and partly because I tend to completely forget any of these ever existed unless I dredge them up from time to time to remind myself.)

1. Sarah Jane Adventures | The Still Point (Sarah Jane Smith/Alan Jackson)
Excerpt. )

2. Danger Man | Red Light/Green Light (John Drake, assorted bit characters)
Excerpt. )

3. Man from U.N.C.L.E. | Postman Always Rings Twice (OC, Illya Kuryakin, Napoleon Solo)
Excerpt. )

4. Doctor Who | Untitled (Liz Shaw/Barbara Wright)
Excerpt. )

5. Doctor Who/Sherlock Holmes | The Empty Planet (The Doctor, John Watson, Fitz Kreiner)
Excerpt. )

6. Man from U.N.C.L.E. | How Does it Feel (Illya Kuryakin, Napoleon Solo)
Excerpt. )

7. Doctor Who/The Prisoner | Untitled (Tenth Doctor, Donna Noble, Number Six, Number Two)
Excerpt. )

8. Man from U.N.C.L.E. | Five Ways the World (Nearly) Ended on U.N.C.L.E.'s Watch (Illya Kuryakin, Napoleon Solo, Alexander Waverly)
Excerpt. )

9. The Middleman | The Sinister Storytime Stratagem (The Middleman, Wendy Watson, Lacey Thornfield, Noser, Ida)
Excerpt. )

10. Sapphire & Steel | Under the Knife (Sapphire, Steel, Silver)
Excerpt. )
eponymous_rose: (DW | Sarah | ZOMG!!!)

(This is a link. I mention it because it took me forever to figure that one out.)

Why not? Comment with your thread, if I haven't found you yet! :D
eponymous_rose: (DW | BF | Prattling)
(First off, I've gotta put on my hey-you-kids-get-off-my-lawn face, because there are kids. On my lawn. Drinking and smoking and carousing and whatnot. On the plus side, they're all lightweights enough that they're walking into trees, and it's only 11 PM. I anticipate lights-out by midnight. But are those... are those bagpipes I hear on the horizon? Uh-oh.)

Halfhearted grouchiness aside (they do look funny when they bump into trees, after all), a proposition! I would love to try my hand at podfic - that is, recording a fic as a podcast of AWESOME ([ profile] flo_nelja, j'ai aimé tant "Eclats de lumière" que je suis bien tentée de la podficcer comme exemplaire de mes, euh, "talents". ;) Içi, il n'y a personne avec qui je peux converser en français (misère que cette ville est presque totalement Anglophone), et j'aimerais bien ne pas perdre ce que j'ai acquis en étudiant la langue. (Ben, ça fait trois ans déjà depuis que je l'ai étudiée, mais j'espère que je ne suis pas totalement incohérente...) L'opportunité! Je ne peux pas l'ignorer. Je serais probablement trop gênée pour le poster en fin de compte, mais ça me ferai du bien de l'essayer, quand-même! Mais, bien sûr, je le ferai seulement si ça te va!).

The primary obstacle? I am so horribly microphone-shy. Seriously. I babble and babble and then you put a mic in front of my face and I get all wibbly and can't make a sound much louder than a whisper.

So! An exercise to stop my stammering and mumbling.

Voicepost Meme of Doom

Ask me a question - any question! - and I'll reply in a voicepost. Fannish! Nonfannish! Ask me to say your favourite nonsense sentence! Ask me why it takes forever for me to reply to memes! ([ profile] persiflage_1, I will someday get to the one you tagged me on! *winks*) Test the limits of my awesome Canadian accent! For bonus marks, ask me to reply in French! (Seriously, do. I don't get to practise nearly enough because nobody speaks it here, and it's been three full years since I was in Immersion and I need to work on my accent liek woah. Also, it'd be amusing!)
eponymous_rose: (DW | Ian | DANCE!)
First, the [ profile] livelongnmarry news! You guys, [ profile] rosa_acicularis has a post here, offering up fanfic. I make special note of this because she's the one who wrote the awesome remix for [ profile] netgirl_y2k's super-awesome "The Boy Who Killed Time", and I know lots of you are fans. GO BID.

My fic is going for $25 at present (you're amazing, [ profile] livii!) and there have been bids on all five of my Neopets lots here (gold stars to [ profile] mimiheart, [ profile] misura, and especially to [ profile] settiai!). That's $100 raised so far! I really do encourage you guys to offer up your services, or bid, or both! There's some truly amazing stuff up there.

In other fannish news, [ profile] tardis_view has reached 65 members! Everyone seems extremely nice, and I really am looking forward to giving folks a tour of my city. Half the fun is looking at your own home in a different light, seeing all the little things you'd love to show off. Thanks to everyone who joined, and everyone who pimped it out! Looks like it could definitely be a success.

And now, a meme stolen from [ profile] jb_wolfsies. I can't promise an answer to all of the questions, but I'll do my best!

Pick a fandom (or two) and I'll tell you:

1. The first character I fell in love with.
2. The character I never expected to love as much as I do now.
3. The character everyone else loves that I don't.
4. The character I love that everyone else hates.
5. The character I used to love but don't any longer.
6. The character I would shag anytime.
7. The character I'd want to be like.
8. The character I'd slap.
9. A pairing that I love.
10. A pairing that I hate.

Edit: Because a list of my fandoms might help: Doctor Who, Sherlock Holmes, The Avengers, Dead Like Me, Jeeves and Wooster, Man from UNCLE, Sapphire and Steel, Sarah Jane Adventures, The Prisoner, Twin Peaks, X-Files, The West Wing, House, Danger Man, etc. etc. etc.
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Stolen from [ profile] settiai, with a couple modifications because I love tinkering with these things.

What have I been up to the past year? Writing loads of fanfic, that's what. )

Okay, okay, okay. My [ profile] livelongnmarry fic isn't going to be finished until December 1st, and I picked such a distant deadline for a reason. Big news:

I am starting the Daily Fics again.

Why? Well, I stopped due to madness going on in real life due to moving and job and exams and all - also because I was feeling a little tapped out. Main reason I quit? Because I allowed myself to get behind, thinking "I'll catch up". Dude, that never works.

Why am I starting again? Because I've got time, because I want to, because reading through all these fics makes me look forward to writing more. I need the motivation, and if I'm not actually capable of writing polished fic, I may as well get awfully good at the rough drafts.

Another reason - if I get the fic written early enough in the day, I think there are enough people on the flist now that I may be able to finagle a quick last-minute beta. ;)

So yes! Fic! Lots of fic! This is exciting. As always, you can leave me a prompt and I'll do my best to fill it sometime in the next century. ;)


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