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Nabbed from [personal profile] cloudsinvenice

Give me a fandom I'm in (partial list findable in my sticky) and I'll tell you:

the character I least understand
interactions I enjoyed the most
the character who scares me the most
the character who is mostly like me
hottest looks character
one thing I dislike about my fave character
one thing I like about my hated character
a quote or scene that haunts me
a death that left me indifferent
a character I wish died but didn’t
my ship that never sailed
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Grabbed from [personal profile] karanguni.

Comment with a fanfic trope and, if you'd like, a character/pairing, and I will tell you:
• How likely I am to read it
• How likely I am to write it
• A few lines of theoretical fic
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I'll make a proper retrospective thing tomorrow, when Yuletide has had author reveals, but for now, ask:

  1. What’s your personal favourite thing you wrote this year?
  2. What’s your least favourite thing you wrote this year?
  3. Which of your fics was most different from what you usually write?
  4. Which of your fics this year was most successful?
  5. Which of your fics do you wish was more successful?
  6. What’s your favourite piece of dialogue you wrote this year?
  7. What’s your favourite piece of description or narration?
  8. Which fic this year was most fun to write?
  9. If you could go back and change something about one of the fics you wrote this year, what would it be?
  10. What, if anything, are you going to try to do differently in your writing in the new year?


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I did a first lines meme, so now, the last lines of those fics.

22 entries, since I skipped the two remixes that had the same start last time )

Why do I do memes? Why do I not fill the existential void within my heart by other means? What does it mean that whenever there is DARKNESS, I seek to live within it, but also go play Paragon/Light Side/whatever or get the urge to join a political party and in general get an Idealism +1 stat boost? Is it just because summer is a shit season?
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Blatantly grabbed from [personal profile] schneefink. The first line of my 20 latest fics!

incoherentish rambling )

In general, I tend to (especially in the last half of this year) have the initial sentence in the plusquamperfect and summarize past events with it and then either elaborate on said events or contrast with the present. Not all that much dialogue or action.
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Ask me a question about one of my fics or series. It can be absolutely anything in any project and I will tell you the honest-to-goodness answer (even on the progress/plans for next chapters of current series).

Don't hold back. Whatever you ask, I'll answer as truthfully and as completely as possible. You can also ask about my writing as a whole, if you like.


Ask me about my characterization and worldbuilding decisions!
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Because I really, really, really feel the urge to procrastinate.

Give me a character from any fandom I know and I will tell you:
  1. What I like about them
  2. What I dislike about them
  3. An interesting AU for this character
  4. A crossover
  5. Headcanon!
  6. The people I ship romantically with this character
  7. My BroTP for this character
  8. One thing I wish would happen / had happened with this character in canon.
  9. Anything else you want to know (ask!)
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Shamelessly nabbed from [personal profile] krait. Give a finite nonzero amount of natural numbers in the comments, and I'll answer!

26 questions! )
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Let's do a science-related Q&A session!

70 questions! )

Ask in the comments, and I'll answer!
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(originally from [personal profile] avanti_90 )

Pick a character/pairing from a fandom I know and a trope from this list, and I’ll try to come up with something for you.

1. genderswap
2. bodyswap
3. drunk!fic
4. huddling for warmth
5. pretending to be married
6. mad science
7. amnesia
8. kidnapped by aliens
9. forced to share a bed
10. truth or dare
11. historical AU
12. accidental-baby-acquisition
13. apocalypse fic
14. shipwrecked on a deserted island/planet
15. locked in a room
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The SO's grandfather died this weekend, so I had a rather hectic weekend. End result, I'm a bit late with these.

The Characters:

1 Laisa Toscane (Vorkosigan)
2 Duv Galeni (Vorkosigan)
3 Kareen Vorbarra (Vorkosigan)
4 Cavilo (Vorkosigan)
5 Steggie the Stegosaurus (Vorkosigan)
6 Thomas Theisman (Honorverse)
7 Cordelia Ransom (Honorverse)
8 Peter Grant (Rivers of London)
9 Spock (Star Trek)
10 Marvin the Paranoid Android (HHGTTG)
11 Aino (Kalevala)
12 Tali'Zorah vas Normandy (ME)
13 Susan Calvin (Asimov's Robot stuff)
14 Speaker to Animals (Ringworld)
15 Ilia Volyova (Revelation Space)

I only got two questions in my solicition post, so I'll be answering the example questions and the questions I tossed avanti_90 here.
The Questions:
and Answers )
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For I am bored, and will need something to do for Friday evening/the weekend. (And I really should write some more.) Shamelessly pilfered from [personal profile] avanti_90 

1) Make a list of fifteen characters first, and keep it to yourself. 

2)Ask your flist to post questions in the comments.
For example:
'One, Nine and Fifteen move in together. Is this a really bad idea?'
'Under what circumstances might Five and Seven fall in love?'
'Which character on the list would you most want on your side in a zombie invasion?'

3) After your flist has asked enough questions, round them up and answer them using the characters you selected beforehand, then post them.

Please ask lots of questions!
 


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Once again copying from the cool kids - that is, [personal profile] avanti_90 :

1. Describe your comfort zone—a typical you-fic.
2. Is there a trope you’ve yet to try your hand at, but really want to?
3. Is there a trope you wouldn’t touch with a ten foot pole?
4. How many fic ideas are you nurturing right now? Care to share one of them?
5. Share one of your strengths.
6. Share one of your weaknesses.
7. Share a snippet from one of your favorite pieces of prose you’ve written and explain why you’re proud of it.
8. Share a snippet from one of your favorite dialogue scenes you’ve written and explain why you're proud of it.
9. Which fic has been the hardest to write?
10. Which fic has been the easiest to write?
11. Is writing your passion or just a fun hobby?
12. Is there an episode above all others that inspires you just a little bit more?
13. What’s the best writing advice you’ve ever come across?
14. What’s the worst writing advice you’ve ever come across?
15. If you could choose one of your fics to be filmed, which would you choose?
16. If you only could write one pairing for the rest of your life, which pairing would it be?
17. Do you write your story from start to finish, or do you write the scenes out of order?
18. Do you use any tools, like worksheets or outlines?
19. Stephen King once said that his muse is a man who lives in the basement. Do you have a muse?
20. Describe your perfect writing conditions.
21. How many times do you usually revise your fic/chapter before posting?
22. Choose a passage from one of your earlier fics and edit it into your current writing style.
23. If you were to revise one of your older fics from start to finish, which would it be and why?
24. Have you ever deleted one of your published fics?
25. What do you look for in a beta?
26. Do you beta yourself? If so, what kind of beta are you?
27. How do you feel about collaborations?
28. Share three of your favorite fic writers and why you like them so much.
29. If you could write the sequel (or prequel) to any fic out there not written by yourself, which would you choose?
30. Do you accept prompts?
31. Do you take liberties with canon or are you very strict about your fic being canon compliant?
32. How do you feel about smut?
33. How do you feel about crack?
34. What are your thoughts on non-con and dub-con?
35. Would you ever kill off a canon character?
36. Which is your favorite site to post fic?
37. Talk about your current wips.
38. Talk about a review that made your day.
39. Do you ever get rude reviews and how do you deal with them?
40. Write an alternative ending to [insert fic title] (or just the summary of one).

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My fics aren't progressing, my uni work feels mind-numbing, my club stuff feels overpowering, and I feel tired. So, title.

Comment with the name of a ship from a fandom I know and I will tell you a bit about how each of the following scenarios would go down for them:
1. Fake dating
2. Bodyswap
3. Sexpollen/fuck or die/aliens made them do it
4. Dark!fic
5. Their first kiss
6. Meeting the parents
7. Moving in together
8. A crossover of my choice
9. An AU of my choice
10. If you like, another trope/scenario of your choice


Fandoms known: Vorkosigan, Honorverse, Rivers of London, and bits and pieces of Mass Effect, Dragon Age: Inquisition and League of Legends.

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As someone who generally only has one WIP at a time, this was rather hard. Nevertheless, I started some fics that I really should write, so here are sections from all of them. Also, if anyone has any ideas for my Trope Bingo's Accidental Baby Acquisition square, I'll take them.

The Cop/Detective AU Square (Vorkosigan)

“He was lying in a pool of his own blood. Didn't you feel any concern?”

“Oh, neurotypical people do weird shit all the time for opaque reasons they find perfectly obvious. I assumed Jones was doing something like that.”



The Wild Card, i.e. Sex Pollen square (Honorverse)

“I didn't know you were a flower person, Tom”, Denis LePic said as he barged into Thomas Theisman's office as part of his daily routine of making sure Theisman actually left the premises.

Theisman rolled his eyes. “They were left by some advocacy group or other. Eloise had some minion bring them over to my office to ‘brighten the mood’ or something to that effect.”

“She's hoping you get hay fever and go home to sleep.” Denis smirked and leaned over to sniff one of the flowers on Theisman's desk. “These smell nice”, he said. “Try it.”

The flower was large and purple, reminding Theisman of an Old Earth sunflower, except smaller. Its leaves were smooth and shiny. It smelled sweet and earthy, like the tea that some Legislaturalist officers had drunk often. Denis was nibbling on his ear.



Unrelated Vorparadijs Casefic (Vorkosigan)

Filippa Cherenkova looked at him with an expression that was easily interpreted as “you do realize that what you said right there was FUCKING INSANE”.

ImpSec Lieutenant Aleksei Kostolitz, Imperial Liaison Officer (or whatever his superiors had decided to call his position today), decided that the best course of action was to repeat what he had said.

“The Emperor would like for us to assist Imperial Auditor Vorparadijs in his investigation of the incidents in Vorcault District. Countess Vorcault and the Count's aunt, Lady Irina, have been stabbed to death. After the tragic murder of the Count's favorite horse, he called on the Emperor to help solve this politically motivated crime.”

“So, nobody cares about the women, but the moment a horse kicks it, it's boohoo Sire please help?” Filippa was somewhere between disbelief and “oh really”.

Aleksei nodded.



Thoughts? Sacrificial offerings? Critique?

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The Drabble-Matic

I tossed some pairings into the crack generator, and out came:

An Uniform In Time, Denis LePic/Thomas Theisman
Honorverse )


Quiet Love, Denis LePic/Thomas Theisman
Honorverse )


A Book in Time, Peter Grant/Thomas Nightingale
Rivers of London )


Peter Grant and Thomas Nightingale
by William Shakespeare

Rivers of London )


To Gently Observe, Simon Illyan/Alys Vorpatril
Vorkosigan )


I Saw Alys Vorpatril Kissing Santa Claus, Simon Illyan/Alys Vorpatril
Vorkosigan )

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AKA Does Anybody Read This Journal?

Via [personal profile] philomytha :
Ask me a question about one of my fics or series. It can be absolutely anything in any project and I will tell you the honest-to-goodness answer (even on the progress/plans for next chapters of current series).

Don't hold back. Whatever you ask, I'll answer as truthfully and as completely as possible. You can also ask about my writing as a whole, if you like.


Ask me about headcanon. Ask me about character interpretations. Ask me about something.

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