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23rd-Nov-2037 12:24 pm - Resource Post
wiztardis
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Various off-LJ/DW resources and adventures in JavaScript:

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26th-Sep-2016 01:04 am - A couple of things
wiztardis
  1. Came across an interview where one of the interviewees was Jessica Martin, from before she got cast as Mags. Definitely would have been improved by a werewolf transformation or two.
  2. Added a couple of prompts to the UC pairing generator, and got some results that I rather liked: Cut for spaceCollapse )
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18th-Sep-2016 03:36 pm - Writing meme: Answers
cleanlife

These took some time to come up with, mostly because of trying to think of answers of more than a sentence for the trope-based questions.

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13th-Sep-2016 08:53 pm - Writing meme
cleanlife
Memed from [personal profile] lost_spook:
Give me a number or two and I'll try to answer the question.
  1. How did you come up with the title to [insert fic]?
  2. Any of your stories inspired by personal experience?
  3. What character do you identify with most?
  4. Is there a song or a playlist to associate with [insert fic]?
  5. If you wrote a sequel to [insert fic], what would it be about?
  6. Care to share a favorite hurt/comfort fic?
  7. Care to share a favorite crack fic?
  8. How would you describe your style?
  9. Do you have a guilty pleasure in fic (reading or writing)?
  10. Write or describe an alternative ending to [insert fic].
  11. What's the angstiest idea you've ever come up with?
  12. What's the weirdest AU you've ever come up with?
  13. Got any premises on the back burner that you'd care to share?
  14. Is there a fic you wish someone else would write (or finish) for you?
  15. How do you begin a story—with the plot, or the characters?
  16. Are you what George R. R. Martin would call an "architect" or a "gardener"? (How much do you plan in advance, versus letting the story unfold as you go?)
  17. Do you have any discarded scenes/storylines/projects?
  18. Are there any writers (fanfic or otherwise) you consider an influence?
  19. Any fandom tropes you can't resist?
  20. Any fandom tropes you can't stand?
  21. A pairing you might like to write for, but haven't tried yet.
  22. A secondary (or underrated) character you want to see more of in fic?
  23. Do you like more general prompts, or more specific ones?
  24. A character you enjoy making suffer.
  25. A character you want to protect.
  26. Major character death--do you ever write/read it? Is there a character whose death you can't tolerate?

(My fic at AO3, if you want to refresh your memory)


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30th-Aug-2016 09:43 pm - Seen in the news
wiztardis
  • 'Power of the Daleks' is supposedly being animated. Probably best to take a grain of salt with this: this claim comes from the Mirror, the same paper that once confidently predicted the Ninth Doctor would be played by Sean Bean.

  • Mark Carne, the chief of Network Rail, thinks Victorian railway architecture is of much higher quality than the 'shoddy workmanship' of the 1960s, full of asbestos and dodgy concrete (paywalled, requires a Times subscription). Mr Adamant would doubtless nod approvingly. Though, to be fair to the 1960s, Victorian railway architecture wasn't immune from jerrybuilding; after 115+ years, you'd expect to be left with the more robust bits.

    Now, if Network Rail are in the mood for sensitive treatment of heritage, and since Euston's got to be rebuilt for HS2, how about reinstating that arch?


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cleanlife
The characters were:
  1. Felicity Dormer [Lord Peter Wimsey series]
  2. Data [Star Trek: TNG]
  3. Martha Jones [Doctor Who]
  4. Esmerelda Weatherwax [Discworld]
  5. Ariadne [Magic and Mayhem video game]
  6. Mina Harker [Dracula 1968]
  7. Ace [Doctor Who]
  8. Josiah Larkin [Wylder's Hand]
  9. Ambrose Chitterwick [The Poisoned Chocolates Case]
  10. Louise [AAL!]
  11. Monica Stanton [And So To Murder]
  12. Jamie McCrimmon [Doctor Who]
  13. Ace Rimmer [Red Dwarf]
  14. Amy Pond [Doctor Who]
  15. Jaws [James Bond films]
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17th-Aug-2016 08:05 pm - Fifteen Characters Meme
cleanlife
Memed from [personal profile] lost_spook:
  1. Make a list of fifteen characters first, and keep it to yourself for the moment.
  2. Ask your f-list to post questions in the comments. For example: "One, nine, and fifteen are chosen by a prophecy to save the world from four. Do they succeed?", "Under what circumstances might five and fourteen fall in love?", "Which character on the list would you most want on your side in a zombie invasion?"
  3. After your f-list has stopped asking questions, round them up and answer them using the fifteen characters you selected beforehand, then post them.

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7th-Aug-2016 12:18 am - Domestic Pairings: One more fic
cleanlife
daibhid_c prompted for what turned out to be Tegan Jovanka / Nyssa of Traken - sorting the bookshelf.

Language Transparency (630 words) by JohnAmendAll
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Doctor Who (1963)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Tegan Jovanka/Nyssa of Traken
Characters: Tegan Jovanka, Nyssa of Traken
Summary: The TARDIS's ability to translate everything you say, hear and read is so convenient. Why wouldn't you want it?


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3rd-Aug-2016 12:19 am - Domestic Pairings: The fic
samnjamie

Here are the 8 pairings that got prompts. The other 12 will remain obscure.

2. Otto Flick / Helga Geerhart - doing the dishes ([personal profile] lost_spook) 247 wordsCollapse )
6. Vicki Pallister / Steven Taylor - Mowing the lawn ([personal profile] lost_spook) 238 wordsCollapse )
7. Adam Adamant / Georgina Jones - making the bed (romanajo123) 638 wordsCollapse )
9. Lucie Miller / Karen Coltraine - Dusting (liadtbunny) 566 wordsCollapse )
10. Samantha Briggs / Jamie McCrimmon - ironing (femme_slash_fan) 374 wordsCollapse )
12. Dorcas Brandon / Rachel Lake - shopping (femme_slash_fan) 564 wordsCollapse )
13. Leela / Lish Toos - grocery shopping (romanajo123) 538 wordsCollapse )
20. Rani Chandra / Clyde Langer - Cleaning the loo (liadtbunny 313 wordsCollapse )
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2nd-Aug-2016 08:12 pm - Statistical oddity
samnjamie
Number of fics in the Unconventional Courtship collection: 100
Number tagged as het: 43
Number of those written by me: 3

Number tagged as femslash: 9
Number of those written by me: 3

Number tagged as gen: 5
Number of those written by me: 3

Obviously it takes a certain mindset to take a romance-novel prompt and write it as gen, but I'm still surprised that over half of it is down to me.

Also: if the fest is run again I somehow don't think I'll end up writing three slash pairings, even if it would make the numbers even tidier.


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30th-Jul-2016 09:39 pm - Domestic Pairings Meme
cleanlife
Reviving this meme, because it was quite fun four years ago:
I've got a list of 20 of my favourite pairings. All you need to do is give me a number (1-20) and a mundane household chore, like folding laundry or doing dishes, and I'll write a snippet and explain how the task would go, in-character for that pairing and universe.

(OK, to be honest, the 20 pairings in my list aren't necessarily my favourites, but the ones I think may generate workable prompts for this meme. So if you see Ten/Rose show up, don't judge me 😅.)

If you want to play and can't think of 20 favourite pairings, you can always try suggestions from random generators. Beware of brain breakage, though.
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28th-Jul-2016 10:02 pm - Fic: The Rags of Time
crichtardis

This is my fic for heroinebigbang, Round 4. I hadn't planned to publicise it anywhere until the proper post went live on the comm, but while it's stuck in the moderation queue people are already finding the fic on AO3 and Teaspoon, so I might as well come clean.

Title: The Rags Of Time
Fandom: Doctor Who

Story by: [personal profile] john_amend_all
Art by: erinm_4600
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cleanlife

Sorry I've kept you waiting for these:

The Sanitarium Of Death (1567 words) by JohnAmendAll
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Adam Adamant Lives!, Armadale - Wilkie Collins
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Adam Llewellyn De Vere Adamant, Lydia Gwilt
Summary: Adam Adamant encounters a beautiful woman who's obviously fallen prey to the foulest of plots.

Round and About (1258 words) by JohnAmendAll
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Doctor Who (1963), Adam Adamant Lives!
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Adam Llewellyn De Vere Adamant, Third Doctor, Georgina Jones
Summary: Georgie shook her head. "I know what you're thinking. You think this is some sort of evil trap. Well, it isn't. It's just a nightclub."

Disassembly (1051 words) by JohnAmendAll
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Doctor Who (1963), Girl Genius
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Agatha Heterodyne, Zoe Heriot
Additional Tags: Clever Women
Summary: It isn't enough just to get past a hostile clank. Some people won't be satisfied until they know how it works.


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12th-Jul-2016 07:10 pm - Bring back AAL!?
cleanlife

There's a letter in this week's Radio Times suggesting that, it being fifty years since its first broadcast, the premise of Adam Adamant Lives! should be revived. There's a reply from Mark Gatiss, saying that he did at one time pitch a one-off revival with the original cast (called, IIRC, something like "Adam Adamant's Last Case"), and also that he thought that these days, the niche for defrosted historical adventurers was entirely occupied by Austin Powers.
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30th-Jun-2016 11:43 pm - Crossover conversations meme
cleanlife
Memed from [personal profile] lost_spook:
Give me two characters from different fandoms you know I'm familiar with, and I'll give you a dialogue happening between the two of them. Without justifying how the crossover would work, how their worlds clashed or how they could even meet each other. Just a silly crossover conversation with no backstory, for fun.

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