very_improbable: Dana Whittaker smiling with her headset on (headset)
A meme, to keep the gray matter going.

1. Write down the names of 10 characters.
2. Write a fic of fifteen words or fewer for every prompt, using the characters determined by the numbers. Do NOT read the prompts before you do step 1.


My list:

1. Mary Morstan (Ritchieverse)
2. Liz Lemon
3. Captain Monterey Jack
4. Reboot Kirk
5. Marita Covarrubias
6. Ellen Fanshaw
7. Death (Sandman)
8. Dana Whittaker
9. Fran Katzenjammer
10. Benedick

Take one down, pass it around )

That was quite diverting. Your turn...
very_improbable: Arthur Dent and Ford Prefect (Default)
Sure, I'll do this one. Give me a fandom or character(s) in that fandom and I'll serve up some unpopular opinions. Not that I'm active enough in most fandoms to know what the popular opinions are, but I'll give it a go!

Fandoms: Slings & Arrows, M*A*S*H, Harry Potter, X-Files, The West Wing, Hitch-Hiker's Guide, Dirk Gently, Homicide: Life on the Street, Stargate: Atlantis, most major Tom Stoppard plays, Sports Night, Star Wars, Star Trek except for Enterprise, the Tarantinoverse, the Askewniverse, Hellblazer sorta, most Neil Gaiman things, Lucifer (the Vertigo series), most Shakespeare plays, The Persuaders!, The Prisoner, Sherlock Holmes, Casablanca, Highlander, Black Books...

You know, the usual.

Baaaa

Dec. 1st, 2007 02:10 am
very_improbable: Arthur Dent and Ford Prefect (Default)
Doing the most flexible meme evar:

Name a character from one of my fandoms, and I'll give you either (a) three facts about them from my personal canon/fanon, (b) a reason he/she sucks, (c) a reason he/she is awesomecakes, (d) five things that never happened to that character or (e) five people that character never fell in love with and why. You pick the character. I pick the letter.

Fandoms: Slings & Arrows, M*A*S*H, Harry Potter, X-Files, The West Wing, Hitch-Hiker's Guide, Dirk Gently, Homicide: Life on the Street, kinda Stargate Atlantis (I'm like a season and a half behind? but I was way into it when I had cable and someone to watch it with me? so you can throw somebody at me and I'll see what I can do), kinda House (ditto), most major Tom Stoppard plays, Sports Night, Star Wars, the Tarantinoverse, the Askewniverse, most Neil Gaiman things, Lucifer (the Vertigo series), most Shakespeare plays, The Persuaders!, The Prisoner, Sherlock Holmes, Casablanca, Highlander, Black Books...

You know, the usual.


NB 1) I have NOT forgotten that thing with Harriet Vane and the thing. Unlike most things I promise to write, it will probably actually HAPPEN. Although Yuletide takes precedence. 2) Wimseyverse is mysteriously not on above list! Why oh why? Well, you can try me, but the embarrassing and also somewhat fic-slowing thing is, I remember a large amount of Wimsey canon very poorly or not at all, as I only "read" several of the books via my dad reading them to me when I was like ten, so other Wimsey fen will talk about things I'm obviously supposed to know and I'll be like, "Yeah! That guy! (Note to self: Actually read Unnatural Death on my own one of these years.)"

Baaa

Aug. 3rd, 2007 09:15 pm
very_improbable: Arthur Dent and Ford Prefect (Default)
When you see this, post a little weensy excerpt from as many random works-in-progress as you can find lying around. Who knows? Maybe inspiration will burst forth and do something, um, inspiration-y.

If you insist. (HP, S&A, Hitch-Hiker's, X-Files, miscellaneous.)


When does a work-in-progress become a piece of abandoned juvenilia? When it's hopelessly jossed? When you haven't been in the fandom for two years? When you kind of forget that you never posted it? (...Or does it explode?) )
very_improbable: Arthur Dent and Ford Prefect (Default)
Apparently it's Quote from Your Own Fic Day or something. Far be it from me to pass up an excuse for self-promotion, small though my own posted output may be. (It really just reminds me what a lot of unfinished stuff is on my hard drive, actually--I thought of a couple lines I was rather fond of before I came up with any that were from finished stories. . .)

"I was not spooked. I told you before, Pierce, I don't want a man around who's going to jeopardize my unit."

"Frank, he wouldn't have jeopardized your unit if you were the last man on earth."

(Perfectly Normal, M*A*S*H)


And one from an old fandom that never dies, just wanders the night in ghostly torment:

The rain let up, came back, let up again. The river, swelled with reinforcements, rushed along with renewed force behind him. He took a look over to the other shore, the scattered lights of the city center, the unmistakable great golden M bathing the old stones in the conquering light of capitalism. He swept his eyes back over the roads leading up to this side of the bridge, across the closed storefronts and scattered pubs. From here he couldn't see anything of the hotel, though the smoke rose high above the buildings and there was a dark smell floating down to the river.

He felt like the rain was getting well into his bones now. Let it come down as long as it wanted to. They didn't fucking call this cold in Siberia.

(How to Survive a High-Rise Hotel Fire, X-Files)


P.S. I am so very very happy that the Sitcomathon deadline was extended. Oh man. So happy. You have no idea. Sometimes, when life is doing things, a few extra days make a whoooooole chunk o' difference. Srsly. My Sitcomathon output will probably still suck but at least it'll be suckage for which I can take full responsibility.
very_improbable: Arthur Dent and Ford Prefect (Default)
Tell me of a fandom you know I know of and I'll tell you:

1. The character I first 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 despise:


I think some of these questions are kind of weird, but I'm too lazy to make up my own.

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