Memes!

Mar. 20th, 2012 04:45 pm
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Fifteen Fictional Characters Meme

Don't take too long to think about it. Fifteen fictional characters (television, films, plays, books) who've influenced you and that will always stick with you. List the first fifteen you can recall in no more than fifteen minutes.

Fifteen Fictional Characters Meme )

Fifteen Creators Meme

The Rules: Don't take too long to think about it. Fifteen creators who've influenced you and that will always stick with you. List the first fifteen you can recall in no more than fifteen minutes.

Fifteen Creators Meme )

A meme!

Feb. 24th, 2012 10:44 am
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Comment to this post, and I will list seven things I want you to talk about. They might make sense or they might be totally random. Then post that list, with your commentary, to your journal. Other people can get lists from you, and the meme merrily perpetuates itself.

Questions from [personal profile] bookblather are answered under the cut.

Behold, the goddess of trilobites! )

Surrealis's Words to Me: )
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Wings of the Phoenix:
A historical drama, set in the Tang Dynasty.

The Wing family have been traders working the Silk Route for generations. They have holdings and investments across the known world and possibly into parts of the unknown world. Their main center of operations is in the Pearl River Delta, in the port city of Guangzhou.

The family's business is led by the mother of the family, Lien, who has been running things for years ever since inheriting the job from her mother in law. Her husband, Jinhai, is the eldest son of his generation and spends most of his time gallivanting across the seas bringing in goods and treasures from exotic far-off locales such as Java, India and Persia. Recently, as a sop to his approaching old age, he has begun sailing to ports closer to Guangzhou.

Eldest son Shan helps his mother with the books and is involved in a few shady deals of his own. He is very much the family homebody (meaning he prefers to stay within the bounds of the city). Youngest son Cheung is studying to take the civil service exams, at his mother's insistence. He himself would rather be doing, well, anything else really. The middle son of the family, Gan, is following in his father's wandering footsteps and serving as his second-in-command on his trading ship.

When the series opens, Gan has recently arrived back in port with his father's ship. And his father's body. Jinhai died in a distant port. Publicly, the story is given out that Jinhai's boisterous ways caught up with him, but Gan tells his mother and eldest brother a different story after introducing them to a fresh-faced young sailor who has accompanied him home with the body.

The fresh faced young sailor is, in the best tradition of adventure stories, a young woman in disguise. Lien takes one look at her and asks, conversationally, "Daughter or mistress?" before being told that the young woman, Khadija, is the former and that she knows why Jinhai was killed. See, she's got a map. A map that leads to a rumored faster trade route to a rich land to the West.

The action of the series comes from trying to gear up for an expedition while trying also to keep the map a secret from other traders, including a rival branch of the family. Also, the people who killed Jinhai have followed Gan home and are waiting for their chance to strike -- and may find a path to the family through Shen's shady dealings. Khadija may or may not be lying about her true status. And will Cheung pass or fail his exams? Where does the map lead? For the answers to these and many other questions, tune into the "Wings of the Phoenix" and find out!
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In celebration of me finally figuring out what I'm going to do for [community profile] casestory, here's a TV-type meme!

1. Comment to this post with "I surrender!" and I'll assign you the basis of some TV show idea. (post-apocalyptic scifi-fi drama, fantasy, noir gumshoe pulp, criminal procedure...IN SPACE, historical drama WITH WEREWOLVES, etc.).
2. Create a cast of characters, including the actors who'd play them.
3. Add in any actor photos, character bios, and show synopsis that you want.
4. Post to your own journal.
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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 readers immediately look for?
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Day One: Ten things you want to say to ten different people right now.
Day Two: Nine things about yourself.
Day Three: Eight ways to win your heart.
Day Four: Seven things that cross your mind a lot.
Day Five: Six things you wish you’d never done.
Day Six: Five people who mean a lot (in no order whatsoever)
Day Seven: Four turn offs.
Day Eight: Three turn ons.
Day Nine: Two images that describe your life right now, and why.
Day Ten: One confession.


Day Three: Eight ways to win your heart. )
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Day One: Ten things you want to say to ten different people right now.
Day Two: Nine things about yourself.
Day Three: Eight ways to win your heart.
Day Four: Seven things that cross your mind a lot.
Day Five: Six things you wish you’d never done.
Day Six: Five people who mean a lot (in no order whatsoever)
Day Seven: Four turn offs.
Day Eight: Three turn ons.
Day Nine: Two images that describe your life right now, and why.
Day Ten: One confession.


<strong>Day Two: Nine things about yourself.</strong> )
dunmurderin: A clownfish, orange and white, with a banner saying he is NOT a Combaticon!  So no one mistakes him for one, y'know? (Default)
Day One: Ten things you want to say to ten different people right now.
Day Two: Nine things about yourself.
Day Three: Eight ways to win your heart.
Day Four: Seven things that cross your mind a lot.
Day Five: Six things you wish you’d never done.
Day Six: Five people who mean a lot (in no order whatsoever)
Day Seven: Four turn offs.
Day Eight: Three turn ons.
Day Nine: Two images that describe your life right now, and why.
Day Ten: One confession.


Day One: Ten things you want to say to ten different people right now.

Ok, I'm taking the broadest possible definition of 'people' here. )
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Signal Boost for: help_pakistan -- a fannish charity to help the victims of the devestating floods in Pakistan

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Meme stolen from [personal profile] bessemerprocess Give me one reason I'm going to hell. Then post this request in your journal, and I will tell you why you are doomed to eternal damnation.
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This is a repost of the "I Write Like" meme with somewhat different results. The first time around, I thought the links would go back to the stories themselves (don't ask me why since the site doesn't collect the URL...) and I didn't keep track of what story got what results. So, I went back and kept closer watch on which stories I picked. This was NOT an attempt to erase my two "I Write Like: Dan Browns" from history! Really!

Results are different in large part because I picked different stories.

First Impressions: Reads like: Chuck Palahniuk (Jem and the Holograms; gen fic)
Con Job Reads like: James Joyce (Transformers: live action movie 'verse; gen fic)
The Thunder Rolls Reads like: Stephen King (X-Men: Age of Apocalypse 'verse; slash fic)
Never Forgotten Reads like: J.K. Rowling (Star Wars: Republic Commandos Era; slash fic)
Fear Factor Reads like: Stephen King (GI Joe; gen fic)
Luke 6:42 Reads like: Stephen King (GI Joe: comics verse; gen fic)
Tailgate: The Justice/The Adult Reads like: Chuck Palahniuk (Transformers; Tailgate, seven ages of man)

Check your own fics at: http://iwl.me/

ETA: It seems the "I Write Like..." thing is a publicity engine for a vanity publisher AND the guy behind it sees nothing wrong with the fact that all the writers listed are white and that the majority are men. So...yeah...
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The Ultimate LiveJournal Obsession Test
CategoryYour ScoreAverage LJer
Community Attachment19.35%
You've got pals to cheer you up when you're down, but no audience to applaud you... Yet.
22.89%
MemeSheepage31.58%
Easily amused
27.45%
Original Content24.19%
Monthly bitch sessions and occasional movie reviews
38.07%
Psychodrama Quotient10.84%
Had a comment taken out of context once or twice
16.54%
Attention Whoring2.27%
Low-key and lovin' it
20.62%

Poetry meme

Mar. 2nd, 2010 09:19 pm
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If you see this and feel so inclined, post a poem in your livejournal. (I caught this meme from [livejournal.com profile] beckyh2112)

pity this busy monster, manunkind,

not. Progress is a comfortable disease:
your victim (death and life safely beyond)

plays with the bigness of his littleness
--- electrons deify one razorblade
into a mountainrange; lenses extend
unwish through curving wherewhen till unwish
returns on its unself.
A world of made
is not a world of born --- pity poor flesh

and trees, poor stars and stones, but never this
fine specimen of hypermagical

ultraomnipotence. We doctors know

a hopeless case if --- listen: there's a hell
of a good universe next door; let's go

E. E. Cummings
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Stolen from [livejournal.com profile] wrongly_amused:

What do you think are the quote-unquote "trademarks" of the fiction that I write? What type of themes or characterization notes or quirks keep on manifesting in my writing? Essentially, what do you think is a stereotypically "dunmurderin" way of writing fic?

Memage!

Jul. 13th, 2007 07:13 pm
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1. Choose a few of your own characters. Five at the most.
2. Make them answer the following questions
3. Then tag three people.


Tagged: [livejournal.com profile] newsy891, [livejournal.com profile] ravynfire, [livejournal.com profile] someidiot

And by anybody else who'd like to give it a try.

Questions Answered )

28+2 Memes

Apr. 20th, 2007 05:40 am
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Based off the original two 28 memes, plus two extras because I wanted a complete set of the 4 Hippocratic Four Humors

You claim 'em, I write 'em. You wanna use the list, go for eet!

Post to this list to stake your claims.

28 + 2 Combaticons )
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From [livejournal.com profile] wrongly_amused:

Post a list of your top five favorite fics you've written, regardless of fandom or the reason you love them. this isn't about the BEST things you've written, but what you LOVE most. Then tag five other people to do the same.

Note: These are in no particular order:

Luke 6:42 (G.I. Joe) -- a fic written because [livejournal.com profile] calcitrix asked for someone to do a fic that would humanize Snake-Eyes and, for preference, that it have something to do with the old Marvel comics. This fic is basically a novelization of pages 8 and 9 of issue #97 of the old Marvel series and I'm really proud of how well it turned out.

Explanations (G.I. Joe Sigma 6). Written for FF100's prompt "Why?" and based on a routine I came up with about S6 Tunnel Rat's dietary peculiarities getting him in trouble. It makes me snicker.

A two-way tie: Making Do (G.I. Joe) and Cold Comfort (Transformers) A pair of fics about death and dealing with it from the POV of two canonically grumpy/stoic characters.

The Justice (Transformers). The story is very loosely based on a folktale I read about in Ebony magazine. I just wanted to give Tailgate a chance to be a bad ass.

Another two-way tie: Frustration (Transformers) and Shower Scene (G.I. Joe). Both are my first attempts at slash stories in each fandom (well, ok, technically, I think Well-Shagged Pipes came first, but it was less than 300 words long so it doesn't count) and both are stories I'm at once proud of and made nervous by.
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Tagged by [livejournal.com profile] wrongly_amused

Post the explanation of where your user name came from. Then tag four users whose explanations you would like to hear. If you are tagged, post your explanation to your page.

I stumbled across the Titan Books collections of the G2 comics during a mad rush of laying my hands on any TF comic I could find and in issue 7, I found this quote from Starscream, of all people:

(Scene set: Megatron has just ordered Starscream and Thundercracker to begin loading canisters of Rheanimum gas to transport them to the Warworld, after the Decepticons have just finished whupping the non-transforming robotic asses of the people of Tykos, third moon of E'Brutoc):

"'At once, Lord Megatron' Phw! Thundercracker's a moron, he sees only the black and white, the cut and dried. Scratch the surface and this menial duty takes on a far more siniste aspect -- that once his new army is fully mobilized my services will no longer be required. And given my past record of treachery, I doubt that means a pension and a sign that says 'dunmurderin.' Can't say I blame him, It's what I'd d! The trick is...to get in their first!"

The word 'dunmurderin' just amused the heck out of me and, to my surprise and amazement, nobody'd snatched it up. So, since I was looking for a new fic-writing LJ name, I snatched it m'self.

Dun.

[livejournal.com profile] calyhexinmate, [livejournal.com profile] poptartodoom, [livejournal.com profile] someidiot, [livejournal.com profile] calcitrix -- consider yourselves tagged. BWAH!
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I stole this from Pitten:

Ask me why I 'ship something. Why I'm into any particular 'ship or even why I'm *not* into another ship? Ex: What is it you like about so-and-so or why don't you like so-and-so? (Basically just ask me to explain m'self about why I like something about a ship, or how I feel about anything in particular about a couple, etc.)

Alternately ask me the same thing about liking/disliking specific characters or general series.
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This was an idea I had last night. It's based on the Original Character Meme that got started around Thanksgiving.

1. Pick one of my stories.
2. I will tell you the origin of the idea.
3. I will tell you random facts surrounding its creation.
4. I will give you a random fact from the ficverse surrounding the story.
5. You may ask me up to five questions about the story (since most of my stories aren't that long)

Dun.

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