So, part of the reason why fic has been suffering is because I've started a few new jobs now that school is over (OMG REAL LIFE WHUT) and I'm not quite used to writing AND working. I'm slowly staring to get back in the swing of things, but in order to get myself motivated to write -- and post more often -- I've decided to do the 30 Day TV meme that's been going around.
Be forewarned: I watch a lot of anime.
( Day 01 - A Show that should never have been canceled )
All I wish for in 2010 is a CURE! ♥ I pray for the cure of cancer. ♥
This is for:
* Both of my maternal great-grandmothers, both of whom had breast cancer (did not discover this until about three months ago)
* One of my maternal great-grandfathers, who had cancer
* My maternal grandmother, who has Stage 4 breast cancer; who let it fester for years while it manifested in outward signs and in a tumor so big that she had trouble breathing until it was removed, and is having colon polyps removed yearly.
* My mother, who's starting to find (thankfully benign) lumps
* My paternal grandfather, who suffered from multiple brain tumors
* My friend EL, a Hodgkin's Lymphoma survivor
* My mother's best friend, who has lost not one but two fathers to lung cancer
* supportstsacie, a new pet charity of mine
* Everyone on my f-list who posted this (and those that didn't) that lost or know someone who is affected by cancer
And on another note, I GOT NOMINATED FOR A CHILDREN OF TIME AWARD FOR ROUND 5.
In The Family, for Children of Earth and (you guessed it) angst. Nominations are open through to the 31st of January, so make a list of your faves and go nominate them! (no, I'm not trolling for more nominations, but if I happen to make the list I certainly won't object)
Your result for The Fan Fiction Personality Test...
The True Fan
OOC is blasphemy, canon is everything.
Once you fall in love with a movie, book or TV series, you are loyal like an old dog. You take fanfiction quite serious and use it as a substitute after the canon ran out.
You are probably a walking dictionary of your favourite fandom and you are picky about what you write and read. The closer to the "real thing" fanfiction is, the more you like it.
You rather explore a character in all depth, see new sides and learn more about them than creating new characters or mix up the situations they are in.
Ahahaha, this is actually rather accurate!
Inspired by Doctor Who's "Turn Left:" Pick one of my stories and tell me a point in the tale that you'd change. Something tiny (e.g. "and then Fay chose silver glitter instead of gold") or big (e.g. "and then Rose was arrested instead of Jack") and I'll tell you how that one difference would have altered the course of the entire story.
... This one I'm curious about.
ETA: And I'll take more than one question. I'm having fun with this!
It can be anything you want - good or bad - BUT IT HAS TO BE FAKE.
When you're finished, post this little paragraph in your lj and see what your friends come up with.
(Taken from katestamps. C'mon guys... You might give me plot bunnies!)
i cdnuolt blveiee taht I cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd waht I wuas rdanieg. The phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid, aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it dseno't mtaetr in waht oerdr the ltteres in a wrod are, the olny iproamtnt tihng is taht the frsit and lsat ltteer be in the rghit pclae.
Thhe rset can be a taotl mses and yhou can sitll raed it whotuit a pboerlm. Tihs is bcuseae the huuamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe. Azanmig huh? yaeh and I awlyas tghuuhot slpeling was ipmorantt! if you can raed tihs rpsoet it.
ONLY REPOST IF YOU COULD READ THE ABOVE. Please update the number at the header to include yourself.
Actually it's more then 4, if you take into account the fact that the people who saw/can read will post, but they're only taking themselves into account... not each other.
However! I shall not give up! I plan on writing 50,000 words in the month of November. It just won't all be connected. :: snicker ::
Therefore, I'm ending my previous fic request slot and opening another. I am constantly updating my master list, so if you have any requests in, you know if they're completed or not. I have also posted each and every completed request either here on my personal livejournal or on my FF.N or AFF.N accounts, depending on the rating of said piece. At current, I am compling a list of these completed fics, which I'll put up as soon as I'm done with them.
Now, onto the next request list. Here you can find a listing of all the fandoms I will write for. Any fic requests I recieve from this moment now will not be touched until November 1. In the month of November, I will write as much as possible, and hopefully all of these will come to the average of about 50,000 words. While it doesn't count for NaNoWriMo, I still get the whole 'crash course' 'drive by writing' experience that comes with it.
Anything goes. Request as much as you want. Request any pairing that you want. Hell, request the same pairing twice, I don't care. Anything I do not complete at the end of the month will be finished... eventually. ^__^ If you wish, you may also add a prompt (smut, fluff, an apple, swordfighting) to point a fic in a certain direction. It's not necessary, merely an 'as you will'. Please leave your requests in this post, or you can email me at email@example.com. But I do get lj comments emailed to me, so you can pretty much leave the request anywhere. It's easier to keep track of if it's all in one spot, though.
And for the others, still waiting for their requested fics: I'm working on it, and you will not be forgotten. If I haven't started on one of your pieces by Tuesday, it goes in the November list.
And now, at 2:20 and freezing my fingers off, I go to bed. Make sure to tell your friends!
Anything goes. ^__^ That's right, people. Gimme all your crack pairings, any subjects you want. I'll take 'em all. All ratings.
( Fandoms )
I'll close this down around the first of November.
If you happen to be working on some creative writing project, fanfiction or what have you, post one quote/excerpt from each of your current work(s) in progress in your journal. It should probably be your favourite or most intriguing sentence so far, but what you choose is entirely your discretion. Mention the title and pairing if you like, but don't mention anything else. This is merely to whet the general appetite for your forthcoming work(s).
How to Choose
CLAMP School Detectives
Souh shook his head. "Just thinking a little too much, Ijyuin," he replied, bringing his coffee up to his lips.
"About Nagisa-chan and the Richou?"
Souh choked on his coffee.
The treasurer grinned. "Looks like I guessed right."
"How did you--"
"I'm not blind, Souh, nor am I stupid. And I've known all of you for a long time now," he pointed out, using his first name to get his attention. "You look at both of them the way... Well, the way I look at Utako," he finished, a faint blush tinting pale cheeks.
The ninja stared at the thief in shock. Was he really that obvious? If someone who played dense the way Akira did could see it...
Playing with Dolls
Saiyuki (with spoilers for the movie--up on 1000_miles_west)
To Dougan, Genjo Sanzo was like a porcelain doll--you look at it, keep it up on your mantle, admire its beauty, but never touch it. For some reason, the young monk-in-training realized that the high priest was capable of breaking.
Why he allowed that-- that-- that... rough, annoying, STUPID monkey to accompany him where ever he went was beyond him.
In the end, the monkey would break his porcelain doll.
Untitled (seriously, no title yet)
The prince was hansome... Well, more so than normal. At least this one had all of his teeth.
I stumbled over the hem of my formal robes, wincing inwardly as I heard the faint tearing of thread. My twin's wife was going to have my hide for ripping another one of the robes she made. However, I acted like I hadn't done anything, falling into his arms and giving him my best 'I'm an innocent virgin' smile.
And then I screamed, acting like I was being burned, falling to my knees and babbling in tongues, clutching at my head. I grinned evily as he backed away, pulling my hands away from my long brown hair still-clutched, so I was holding handfulls of hair towards him.
"The voices... they want your blood..."
He was out of there faster than an arrow from my eldest brother's bow.
My grandmother looked at me, a look of resigned disgust on her face. "Was that necessary?"
I smiled as I pulled the wig off my head, shaking out my natural blonde hair. "Absolutely. Maybe if the rumor goes around that I'm insane or possessed, all of your arranged marriages for me will cease."
Grandmother just huffed.
And off to my last final!