curuchamion: text icon says Fabricati Diem PVNC (fabricati diem)
From [personal profile] pitry: Go look at your journal. Find the last fandom-related thing you posted. The characters in that post are now your team-mates in the Zombie Apocalypse. How much trouble are you in?

Mine are the Monkees. My initial thought was "I'm dead", but on consideration... if I'm on the show, the zombie apocalypse probably consists of running around bopping zombies on the head to a hit tune and ends with making friends with them and having a marshmallow roast or something. Very like the Gilligan's Island zombie apocalypse, really. ;-)

(Is it bad that I am now trying to pick which Monkees song should be made into a zombie apocalypse fanvid? *g* Or, as I can't vid, a songfic. o_O Some part of me wants to go back to my roots and write silly zombie apocalypse fic for many of my fandoms now.)


On another, completely irrelevant note: the 1974 taped-from-stage version of King Lear with James Earl Jones is quite good so far. I'm only an hour through it (yay Netflix streaming), but it's making a heck of a lot more sense than reading the written play - which is usually Not The Case with me.

Also the B-plot has a very young René Auberjonois in it. Is there a "predictable" mood choice? ;P
curuchamion: TARDIS in a sunny field (sunny TARDIS field)
The book I am reading: Lord of the Rings. Finally started that re-read. (Er, to be honest, I'm typing the whole b****y thing out by hand... otherwise I'd be skimming the whole first book and bogging down in the Council of Elrond as usual. It is scary how much of it I'm not having to actually look at my paper copy to type.)

The book I am writing: I think you guys are bored enough of this one. ;P (Skyler, I will answer your comment, I'm just slow at formulating my thoughts clearly.)

The book I love most: Lord of the Rings. Duh. ;-) I've got a few front-runners for second, but... yeah.

The last book I received as a gift: Er. Couldn't say. People giving me books is a sadly rare event. XD

The last book I gave as a gift: Really couldn't say. People asking me for books is an even rarer event.

The nearest book on my table: I'm at the library. Ironically, there are no books in my line of sight. *insert rant about modern libraries, or at least libraries in this town, here*
curuchamion: TARDIS in a sunny field (sunny TARDIS field)
Okay, so I was poking InfiniteViking's back archives (as I do - some of my longtime friends know that I tend to marathon interesting people's journal archives when I'm bored, and scatter comments along my way), and I found a "List 100 awesome female characters" meme.

This leads me to realize that I don't even know if I could come up with 25 or 50 awesome female characters, let alone 100. I pay far too little attention to the ladies - heck, the TARDIS is the only female character in my icons right now! O_O Except for her, my favorite characters from my various fandoms fit quite well under the heading of "my guys".

So. For an experiment: rockin' awesome female characters in no particular order. Good, evil, human, alien, inorganic... let's see how many I can come up with!

Hopefully this will be long )

Well! That was educational! It seems that many things I like actually have quite a high concentration of awesome ladies - I just don't primarily focus on them. Granted, most of them are in pretty minor roles. o_O

(Feel free to suggest female characters I missed in the comments! Admittedly, there are some I left out on purpose, but there are also many many many that I just haven't seen yet or plain forgot about. *g*)
I've been meaning to do this for a while, and this seems like a good time to do it - all the stories I was Going To Publish First are published, and my next project appears to be a 50,000-word original novel (yup, still crazy), so that won't be appearing for a while.

Pick any story I've written under 1000 words, or a passage from one of the longer ones, and I will give you a DVD commentary on it: inspirations, missing scenes, comical observations, what's happening outside the scene, how the characters were to work with, all that kind of stuff. Sadly I cannot mock the special effects like a real commentary, I don't think.

Almost all my fics are currently here at AO3. A few of the more embarrassing ones are only on FFnet or under my fic tag; they're all up for commentarying.

Oh, and if you've just joined my flist - don't be shy! I love chatting with new people. :D
curuchamion: Snoopy dressed as Sherlock Holmes (Snoopy Holmes)
From Dwth's [community profile] fannish5 comm, one of those random memeish question-posty things:

Name your 5 favorite fictional marriages.

On finding that very few people get married in my fandoms, I change it to marriages and couples who ought to have got married (or, in one case, arguably are married by some definition)... and I'm still astonished that I could come up with five. ;-)

This is, as usual, a cut )

And that's five, and I'm going to bed. Wow. Shouldn't have stayed up this late. But I've been meaning to babble about some of this for a while.

ETA: and apparently I totally forgot Han/Leia and Sarek/Amanda. *headslap* And now I am going to bed.
Yoinked from [ profile] bookblather for no reason at all.

[ profile] loneraven is doing one of those memes where you have to get somebody's attention to participate - this one is a "talk about five fictional characters beginning with a given letter" thing - and since I was lucky enough to actually get a letter from her (this is an Unusual Occurrence in my online life), I am now yattering about five some fictional characters beginning with the letter P!

...I really don't think I can come up with five. Wow.

Peregrin Took )

Mary Poppins )

Portia Blake, Pindar Payton; heck, I'm just going to babble about Gone-Away Lake and Elizabeth Enright in general ) know what? It's past 8 o'clock, and I've got four out of five anyway. (And if I go on too much longer I shall exceed the post length limit.) TL;DR: Pippin was shortchanged in the LOTR movies; Mary Poppins is cooler in the movie than in the books; everybody that likes kidlit ought to read Gone-Away Lake and Return to Gone-Away if they haven't already. Or re-read it. Goodness knows I'm on my umpty-zillionth reread. ;D
I place all the blame for this on [ profile] lost_spook, who yoinked the link from [ profile] clocketpatch. See, this thing is a random 'ship-ficlet generator (although it bills itself erroneously as a random drabble generator). It requires you to put in a ridiculous amount of information, but the results are spectacular.

Being the sort of person who... well, once made lost_spook write TARDIS/Millennium Falcon ship!'ship fic... I couldn't resist putting the same pairing into this oddment, with some adjustments such as "police box light" and "console" for body parts.

Click if you dare! )

I should admit that the scruffy-looking nerf herder was entirely my fault.

And then I hit "refresh" and it gave me SHAKESPEARE. Shakespeare, I say. With quad laser cannons. :D

TARDIS and Millennium Falcon )
I find this amusingly accurate in some ways... "the people you spend time with may not have a lot in common with each other", hee.

Other topics of note: logarithms are rather fun if brain-breaky, and DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME MUST DIE KTHX. If there's one thing I hate worse than another it's having my circadian rhythms messed up by governmental order. XP (I'm so zonked right now I'm not even sure I spelled "rhythms" properly, which for me is just above not being able to construct a complete sentence. Oy.)

You were born during a Full moon

- what it says about you -

You've spent your life in the middle of things, whether it's between people who oppose each other, ideas that oppose each other, or places that are very different. You're very aware of perspectives outside the norm and good at anticipating how different people will see a situation. You value second opinions, because they give you a feeling of balance. You don't have a single group of friends and the people you spend time with may not have a lot in common with each other.

What phase was the moon at on your birthday? Find out at

List fifteen of your favorite characters from different series, and ask people to spot patterns in your choices, and if they're so inclined, to draw conclusions about you based on the patterns they've spotted.

I expect very few of my friends are familiar with all or even most of these series/whatnots, but maybe we can get some conversations started anyway.

1: Odo (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine)
2: Logan / Wolverine (X-Men - mostly Chris Claremont's comics for canon, but I read genfic from anywhere)
3: The Third Doctor (Doctor Who)
4: Samuel Vimes (Discworld)
5: Dr Donald "Ducky" Mallard (NCIS)
6: Dr Janet Fraiser (Stargate SG-1)
7: Merryweather (Disney's Sleeping Beauty)
8: Bert the chimney-sweep (character played by Dick Van Dyke in Disney's Mary Poppins, who may or may not have done permanent things to three-year-old!me's taste in guys)
9: Sherlock Holmes
10: Captain America
11: Dr Leonard H. "Bones" McCoy (Star Trek: The Original Series)
12: Gandalf (Lord of the Rings - books especially)
13: J'onn J'onzz (Justice League - TAS, mostly)
14: Eddie Brock / Venom (Spider-Man 3 does not exist, la la la)
15: Andrew the Angel of Death (character played by John Dye on Touched By an Angel)

Obviously most of these should have a note of "closely followed by at least one or possibly all of the other characters on the relevant whatnot", but hey... I was running out of parentheses. ;D
Yoinked from [ profile] lost_spook.

Give me a story of mine and an alternate set of characters: protagonists, antagonists, or bit-players. I'll give you at least a hundred words of a scene that could have turned out differently.

For clarity - the meme seems to mean 100 actual words of fic, but that isn't likely to happen from me at the moment. I will, however, make my best effort to describe for you in 100 words or more how the situation would play out with your alternate characters.

My fics are all linked in my master fic list in a stickypost on my journal, which I'm too absurdly lazy to link at the moment (I'm trying to watch DS9 and knit a cabled sweater at the same time as posting. Don't even ask, because IDEK. *shakes head*)
If there is one person or more on your friends list who makes your world a better place just because they exist and who you would not have met (in real life or not) without the internet, then post this same sentence in your journal. ♥

(If you're seeing this? You are probably that person. All of you. *grin*)
Not that I post that often anyway... but I'm so zonked I'm taking the rest of the year off from existence, except for Christmas morning. Just making it a bit official. ;-) I have hot chocolate, blankets, and a two-foot-tall stack of Terry Pratchett novels from the library (though sadly I forgot to raid the Andre Norton shelves while I was at it), so that's all good.

Beth - good luck settling in. Oh, and thanks again for the icons. *g* Clocket - your story needs another rewrite, and my laptop's in the shop, but if at all possible you should have help_haiti fic in your fandom_stocking on Epiphany. Prim, and all the other people whose birthdays I am apparently missing - happy birthday!

And a meme.

In 2011, curuchamion resolves to...
Give up lolcats.
Become a better guitar.
Pay for my folk songs on time.
Drink four glasses of snuffykin every day.
Buy new silly hats.
Volunteer to spend time with bright colors.

Get your own New Year's Resolutions:
Ah, what the hey. Influential authors meme!

'Don't take too long to think about it. Fifteen authors (poets [and comic book authors] included)* who've influenced you and that will always stick with you. List the first fifteen you can recall in no more than fifteen minutes. Tag everyone, because I'm interested in seeing what authors my friends choose.'

In no order at all:

1. Chris Claremont (hey, when they said "comic book authors"...)
2. JRR Tolkien
3. Laura Ingalls Wilder
4. Eve Titus (of the "Basil of Baker Street" series)
5. Elizabeth Enright ("Gone-Away Lake" and "The Saturdays")
6. Shakespeare (really)
7. Rudyard Kipling
8. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
9. C.S. Lewis (I'm not fond of him, but he did influence me quite a bit)
10. G.K. Chesterton
11. Robert Arthur ("Three Investigators" series)
12. Arthur Ransome ("Swallows and Amazons" series)
13. Adam-Troy Castro
14. Timothy Zahn
15. Kate Seredy
Stolen from [ 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.

The last time I did this it turned out wonderfully cracktastic, so perhaps it will do so again.
From [personal profile] primsong. Comment with BLUE SNOOD and I'll give you five questions to satisfy my curiosity. Go post the answers on your journal with these instructions and spread the madness!

under the cut )

Fandom meme

Oct. 3rd, 2010 11:10 am
Okay - [ profile] togsos was doing this meme and I (being - like her - a "sleek fabulous lemming", lol) jumped on the bandwagon.

Rules: Tell me you want to play and I'll pick up to three of your fandoms. Then update your journal and answer the following questions:

1. What got you into this fandom in the first place?
2. Do you think you'll stay in this fandom or eventually move on?
3. Favorite episodes/books/movies, etc?
4. Do you participate in this fandom (fanfiction, graphics, discussions)?
5. Do you think more people should get into this fandom?

Togsos asked me about Sapphire and Steel, MFU, and Doctor Who, then added "but I would like a bonus set of the same answers on Star Trek next gen because it is a slide into fandom that is happening/evolving before my very eyes!" So, um, here's all that.

Under cuts, because you know how I ramble.

S&S under here ) MFU under here ) Who under here ) TNG under here )
Okay, having 94 icons uploaded to Dth, I'm finally going to do the icon meme! Only, because the usual form depends on user interaction to get the squee started, I'm modifying it.

I have posted here six of my icons that I think are awesome. (Not my favorites, because I have more than six of those.) Tell me in the comments which of my icons YOU think are coolest... or, you know, just chatter. I will reply to your comment and tell you which of your icons I like best (possibly also asking if they are gankable), and then you can if you want repost this in your journal with my choices or your own, and make more icon squee! Please?

Spinning... so much cooler than not spinning

The Noun of Rassilon!

Night Watch (paperback cover)

scrolling animated SG-1 icon

I do not trust any advice which is given in bad prose

Scotty says "I canna change the laws of physics more than once an episode!"

Name a character that you know I write or have written, and I’ll tell you:

a. What initially prompted me to like the character enough to write about him/her
b. One of his/her best traits
c. One of his/her worst traits
d. How easy/difficult I find it to write the character
e. The story/chapter/paragraph/phrase where I feel that I truly captured the character
f. My plans (if any) to write the character in the near future

I love babbling about writey stuff, so please comment? *puppy dog eyes*



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