Memeish

Jan. 11th, 2012 07:42 pm
estirose: A blank book (Default)
Pick up the nearest book to you.
Turn to page 45.
Post the contents (and comment on their relation to your sex life in 2012, if you wish).


I actually changed out the meme a little, as it's interesting but I'm not interested in speculating on my sex life. Instead, I will present trivia.

In case anybody wonders, the word "frustri" in Esperanto means "to frustrate" (in a psychological sense). That was on page 45 of the nearest book, which is my English-Esperanto dictionary. However, that's not a sentence, so let's try again.

HUO QUBING: Mu Shu, don't talk such nonsense!

-from Mulan: Five Versions of a Chinese Legend, With Related Texts, by Shiamin Kwa and Wilt L Idema, Hackett Publishing Company, 2010.

"Mu Shu", incidentally, is Mulan (and to be exact, she takes the name "Mu Shu" and not "Fa Ping" in this version); this is from "Mu Lan Joins the Army", a 1903 Peking Opera script and one of the many, many ways the legend of Mulan has been reimaged over the centuries.
estirose: Ziggy and Dr K laughing from blooper reel in "And... action!" (Ziggy and Dr K - Power Rangers RPM)
I picked up this oh-so-familiar meme from [personal profile] dragonfly.

1. Comment on this post with the word sheep and I will pick 5 of your icons
2. Make a post (including the meme info, that would be this) and talk about the icons
3. If you comment with the word sheep, I will pick 5 of yours, and then you can make a post about that. If people comment on your post, you pick 5 of theirs, and so on, and so forth, until the meme dies down.

Dragonfly's choice of icons under the cut.
I made all these icons )
estirose: A blank book (Default)

Snagged from Jadelennox:

Give me a character’s name and I will tell you three reasons why it would be terrible to try to date them, have sex with them, or be in a long-term relationship with them.

For an extra challenge, pick characters you know I’m fond of. Anyone can tell you reasons not to date Cthulhu, after all.

(On my end, you can include OCs.)

Read the rest of this entry » )

Crossposted from Ramblings Yet Once More here.
estirose: A blank book (Default)

Nabbed from at least two people:

“Out of utter curiosity, if I was chained up in your attic, and I had to write you one story, what would you request?
Or alternatively, what’s something you always hoped I’d write but know is never going to happen?”

(I swear, I love collecting memes.)



Crossposted from Ramblings Yet Once More here.
estirose: Image of Mick from the A-Z netmovies, with text "I'm listening" (Mick is listening - KRW)
Comment with two characters from my fandoms (same fandom or different) plus an AU idea and I'll write a fic snippet. AU idea can be something like "werewolves" or "spies" or something looser like a line of dialogue or sumfin', hell if I know. :D
estirose: Yuuto standing next to cement (Yuuto by Cement - KR Den-O)

“Name one of my fics in comments (or a scene from one of them) and I will (try to) tell you what I was thinking when I wrote it, why I wrote it in the first place, what’s going on in the characters’ heads, why I chose certain words, what this moment means in the context of the rest of the fic, lots of awful puns, and anything else that you’d expect to find on a DVD commentary track.”

Obviously I’m going to remember details better on, say, “Dancing at the Edge of the World” (2011) than “Change of Perspective” (1993) but you’re welcome to ask. :)



Crossposted from Ramblings Yet Once More here.
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I just upgraded to WordPress 3.0, and it went mostly smoothly, but the main template for Ghostly has to be fixed. So, while I get that fixed, here’s my version of the self-reccing meme, which I snagged from Jadelennox.

“Post, in your journal, a rec list singling out the best of your own fics. Tell people why you are especially proud of those particular fics, and of course provide links to them. Yes, that’s right, this step involves self-promotion. How else are people supposed to find your fics? List as many or as few as you feel appropriate to represent your body of writing.

Also include a paragraph about the types of fics you most enjoy reading or are most interested in reading in the immediate future — favorite tropes, pairings, fandoms, whatever. If you’re particularly lazy, link to that Dear Writer post you did for whatever holiday exchange comes to mind.

Reply to other rec posts (like for example the one you are reading now) by reccing a fic of your own that might fit the original poster’s tastes, or that you’d just really like them to read, because maybe they don’t know they’d like it.”

Okay, mine are not perfect, but here’s a list of the ones I think of when I am trying to promote my fic. There’s quite a few of them (I’m a tad… prolific?), and I mention a lot of OC-heavy fics.

Read the rest of this entry » )

Crossposted from Ramblings Yet Once More here.
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(With thanks to Mariko_Azrael)

Johari
Nohari

(Now to spam with more consolidations and fics!)



Crossposted from Ramblings Yet Once More here.
estirose: A blank book (Candybar Esti)
Here is one I've run before. Fics will eventually get finished.

Snagged from [livejournal.com profile] dragonsinger

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.
estirose: A blank book (Ban and Hoji)
Kind of end of year fic review, but with the added challenge of memeish stuff.

Can you identify these fics? )

Icon meme

Dec. 6th, 2008 04:44 pm
estirose: A blank book (Default)
Picked up from [livejournal.com profile] amazonstorm.

Reply to this post and I will pick six of your icons.
Make a post (including this info) and talk about the icons I chose.
Other people can then comment to you and make their own posts.
This will create a never ending cycle of icon glee.


She actually picked these out a while ago, but... life happened. (I think I've covered most of these on "Waxing Wildly", but it's always refreshing to look at my icons.)

My icons )
estirose: A blank book (NaNoWriMo free will)
And I have finished NaNoWriMo. Yay! (Kercollapse) Now if I'd only managed a complete plot outline for novel #1. *sigh* But thanks to Meg Cabot's little pep talk, I did finish!

In the typo department, here's one that was a bit Tomorrow People-influenced:

"If you two promise to not break out in the car," Emery's grandmother said, "I'll leave you to your fun."

(The funny thing is, Emery can apport - teleport other things - and possibly teleport herself, so....)

Between the full novel and the aborted one, I managed about 65,000 words. Whew!

Now, I'll post the last bit of the novel to [livejournal.com profile] esti_rise at some point in the next 24 hours. I also want to put together all of novel #2's posts (so far) and add them to a master post that can be added to the Queen's Gambit post on [livejournal.com profile] estorise (I have plot bunnies complaining about wanting a rewrite on a fic I've got as a WIP).

I couldn't have done it without the web program "Write or Die". The novel might have been less cohesive because of it, but it got me through. ("Write or Die" is very useful for NaNo. The fic "Worn Down Blood" was also mostly written in "Write or Die".)

What character am I most like in X fandom meme )

Meme

Oct. 29th, 2008 10:04 pm
estirose: A blank book (Holds On Nozomi)
An old, but familiar meme.

Choose an icon or two icons of mine. I will write a short fic featuring the character(s) in them.

Obviously, some of my icons have more than one character, so if you choose one of them, I'll choose the character that fits best for the fic.
estirose: A blank book (Flamboyant)
I'm grabbing this meme from lots of people.

1) Make a list of 10 characters.
2) Assign each character a number.
3) Without telling anyone who's on the list or the character's assigned number, get questions from your readers about what they'd like to know about them.

IE: "If 3 and 4 were trapped in a cave together with only a blanket and a toothpick, what would they do?"

4) Post the answers and who was who on the list.


(I'm sure I've done this before, but I can't remember when.)

I'm actually doing this with two sets of entries. One is mostly for myself, because I want to be challenged with the characters I used in my NaNoWriMo project last year. One is for the public. Since I'm going to take a page from [livejournal.com profile] germankitty's book and answer before I reveal the people, let me know if you want one or both. (That is, the fandom list and/or the novel list.) If you don't, I'll assume you want the fandom list.

(I'd mention fandoms, but mine are literally all over the place.)
estirose: A blank book (Grey)
I thought this one would be fun. :)

Give me (at least) two characters from different fandoms that 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.


(Now off to start on the [livejournal.com profile] finalauraburst update)

eta: And yes, different incarnations are perfectly okay; If you wanted to, say, see me write Ryoutarou (Kamen Rider Den-o) talking to Kenzaki (Kamen Rider Blade), that works.
estirose: A blank book (Default)
Name three fics you think I will never, ever, ever write. In return (and if inspired), I will attempt to write a snippet of one of them.
estirose: A blank book (Default)
Summarize 10 of your fandoms in one sentence, then see who on your friends list can guess each fandom. Cross them out as they're guessed.

1. People with long metal pointy sticks fight each other to the death. - Highlander, guessed by [livejournal.com profile] athersgeo and [livejournal.com profile] sinanju
2. Teenagers with gifts and a prime drawback end up saving the world. - Tomorrow People, guessed by [livejournal.com profile] athersgeo and [livejournal.com profile] sinanju
3. Surfers, bikers, skateboarders, and geeks can all save the world together. - Power Rangers Ninja Storm, guessed by [livejournal.com profile] athersgeo and [livejournal.com profile] itsbuttery
4. He spends too much time in time and brings others along into adventures. - Doctor Who, guessed by [livejournal.com profile] sinanju
5. He called, unknowing, to his father, and now the two of them discover the world and what it means to be human. - Starman, guessed by [livejournal.com profile] sinanju
6. They said they came in peace, but a group of people are suspicious of these energy-based aliens. - Earth: Final Conflict, guessed by [livejournal.com profile] kimera.
7. A secret organization battles monsters, aided coincidentally by two men, a journalist and a mystery, who have the ability to change into a huge form. - Ultraman Nexus, guessed by [livejournal.com profile] sennetari
8. Poor girl in a rich school develops a relationship with the richest students. - Hana Yori Dango, guessed by [livejournal.com profile] obsessivemuch
9. Sent back to the past after a criminal mastermind and others, a lone officer and his helper track the others down and return them. - Time Trax, guessed by [livejournal.com profile] sinanju
10. To protect time from invaders who would destroy it, a young man with a rare ability is called upon to use some of the same invaders to save time and the world. - Kamen Rider Den-O, guessed by [livejournal.com profile] itsbuttery

EDIT: Since I got a lot of replies before I had a chance to update (wow, you guys are fast), I'm going to list multiple people on successful guesses.
estirose: A blank book (Fragile Hiyori)
While I'm trying to answer my last meme, here's another:

1. Pick out a line or two from one of my stories. It must be a full line - no sentence fragments or speech tags.
2. I will respond with which story of mine I think it's from.
3. The drabble of your choice to anyone who stumps me.

(Snagged from [livejournal.com profile] dragonsinger)

Oh, and archive is here.
estirose: A blank book (Make a Difference)
Meme, swiped from [livejournal.com profile] mariko_azariel:

Give me the name of a character and I'll tell you:

1) Why I like him/her.
2) Why I dislike him/her.
3) What plot I would like to read in a fic about him/her. The plot to a fic involving the character that I will make up on the spot.
4) What superpower he/she would have.
5) Who do I "ship" him/her with (for ship read: think that s/he will end up with, or at least would be amused by it happening)
6) WILD CARD (meaning, make up your own question)
estirose: A blank book (Ruler of all)
This is a very mutated version of the "5 fics (of yours) that you love". Mainly because it's 10 fics and not in order.

The fics I chose )

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