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As ever, I apologise for how ridiculous my musical tastes are. (But seriously, if you're Discworld fans, try to listen to Steeleye's Wintersmith! It's good!)Read more... )
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Yep, it's that time again...
(EDIT: Now with links!)
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The four suggestions so far. Six numbers left, if anyone wants to suggest something.

3. Sam Vimes and Lady Sybil, repairing bicycle tires ([livejournal.com profile] vatine)
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4. Richard Jeperson and Barbara Corri, cooking a cake ([livejournal.com profile] john_amend_all)
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8. Oliver Queen and Felicity Smoak, unblocking the drain ([livejournal.com profile] john_amend_all)
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9. Emmett Brown and Clara Clayton, dusting ([livejournal.com profile] lost_spook)
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Memed from [livejournal.com profile] john_amend_all:

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.

Ao3 Meme

Jun. 30th, 2016 07:14 pm
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It is probably a huge mistake to embark on an AO3 meme when I have a grand total of five stories there. Still, there you go.

(Memed from [livejournal.com profile] pedanther and [livejournal.com profile] john_amend_all)
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Memed from [livejournal.com profile] pedanther and [livejournal.com profile] lost_spook

1) What was the first Shakespeare play you read or seen performed?

I remember my art teacher used to take us to Shakespeare plays; I think the first one was The Taming of the Shew.

I studied Macbeth for English class. I can't remember if that was before or after I tried reading Hamlet to see if it helped me make sense of my dad's copy of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead.


2) What is your favorite Shakespeare play?

Hmm. I think possibly Macbeth. I'm not even sure why; as a Scot I should probably by outraged by its total ahistoricity. But it's just really well done, so you don't worry about that until afterwards.


3) What is your least favorite Shakespeare play?

Hmm, again. Shrew irritates me for multiple reasons. Titus Andronicus is kind of gross.


4) Who do you think wrote Shakespeare; are you a Stratfordian or Oxfordian?

Stratfordian; the arguments against seem pure snobbery. 500 years from now, there'll probably be people arguing that a man who went to High Wycombe Technical High School couldn't possibly have written the Discworld novels...

My favourite argument that maybe Shakespeares's plays were written by Shakespeare was given at the tour of Shakespeare's house; in the recreation of John Shakespeare's glove workshop, the guide said that there were some quite technical references to glove-making in the plays. And what would the Earl of Oxford have known about that?


5) Which Shakespeare plays have you read or seen or seen performed?

I think I've read most of them; I have a Complete Works that I bought when a trip to Europe stopped off in Stratford. I remember seeing Shrew (as mentioned above), Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth (several times, including a fantastic open-air performance at Cawdor Castle!) and A Midsummer Night's Dream. I'm not ruling out the possibility I've seen others and don't remember, though.

I'm assuming "seen performed" means live. On TV, I remember watching the BBC animated versions of Dream and Macbeth, the modern dress Macbeth with Sean Pertwee, the modern dress Twelfth Night with Mel Smith as Sir Toby, Romeo + Juliet, and I have vague recollections of a version of Julius Cesaer where they were wearing togas over doublets...

(I also watched all of ShakespeaReTold, but while I enjoyed it I don't think that counts any more than West Side Story, Throne of Blood, The Lion King or Gnomeo and Juliet...)
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Memed from [livejournal.com profile] lost_spook, [livejournal.com profile] john_amend_all and [livejournal.com profile] pedanther
Give me a character/pairing and I will write snippets of ten different alternate universes for it. One line, ten lines, a ficlet if you're lucky.


  1. Wild West

  2. Cyberpunk

  3. Shapeshifters

  4. Pirates

  5. ...In SPACE!!

  6. Born Another Gender

  7. Schoolfic

  8. Police/Firefighters

  9. Urban Fantasy

  10. Steampunk

(Like lost spook I didn't fancy doing Harem, but I'm not confident in my ability to do Regency either. So, Steampunk.)
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Since it doesn't look like anyone else is going to guess, here are the results:
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Lyric Quiz

Jul. 22nd, 2015 07:19 pm
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Not memed from anyone, I just felt like doing it.

Usual rules. I put my iPod on shuffle and post the first lines of 25 songs. Spoken word tracks and instrumentals are skipped, but spoken words in instrumentals aren't. And as an experiment, I'm going to put "(spoken)" at the start to see if this helps. (Although with my ridiculously obscure musical tastes, I suspect not redacting the title if it appears wouldn't help that much...)

Your mission, if you choose to accept it, is then to identify the songs without the aid of search engines.

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I'm probably going to get very stuck on these but ...

Memed from [livejournal.com profile] john_amend_all:

Give me one of my stories, and a timestamp sometime in the future (after the end of the story), or sometime in the past (before the story started), and I'll write you at least a hundred words of what happened then, whether it's five minutes before the story started or ten years in the future.
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Memed from [livejournal.com profile] lost_spook and [livejournal.com profile] john_amend_all:

Choose 5 OTP’s without looking at the questions behind the cut first, then tag friends to do the same.

I'm always useless at the shippy stuff, but here goes:

1. Moist von Lipwig/Miss Adora Belle Dearheart (Discworld)
2. Clara Oswald/Danny Pink (Doctor Who)
3. John Watson/Mary Morstan (Sherlock)
4. Floyd Pepper/Janice (Muppets)
5. Clark Kent/Lois Lane (DC Comics)
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Memed from [livejournal.com profile] pedanther and [livejournal.com profile] john_amend_all

(Hey, remember last year when I tried to do this with only two ficlets? That was awkward.)

Stats:

List of completed fics:

None.

...

Hang on, let me just do a recount.

List of completed fics:

None.

Well, shoot.
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Memed from [livejournal.com profile] lost_spook: Write a list of 12 characters from any fandom. Then answer the questions under the cut. (Don't look at the questions before you make your list!)

1. Captain Angua von Uberwald (Discworld)
2. Clara Oswald (Doctor Who)
3. Hank McCoy/Beast (X-Men)
4. Captain Jack Harkness (Doctor Who)
5. Solomon Cohen (Dodger)
6. Inspector Nightingale (Rivers of London)
7. Susan Sto Helit (Discworld)
8. Kadiatu Lethbridge-Stuart (Doctor Who: The New Adventures)
9. Father Jack Hackett (Father Ted)
10.Arnold J Rimmer (Red Dwarf)
11.Ted Kord/Blue Beetle (Justice League International)
12.Lu Tze (Discworld)

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So, once again, my obscure musical tastes have spoiled everything forever...

(Having said that, my f'list is filled with Discworld fans. Why have none of you heard Wintersmith yet? It's brilliant.)

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Lyric Quiz

Jun. 9th, 2014 09:03 pm
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Memed from [livejournal.com profile] pedanther

Usual rules. I put my iPod on shuffle and post the first lines of the first 30 songs that come up, you have to guess what they are. Google is cheating, identifying "what it's from", if applicable, will be accepted, and my musical tastes haven't got any less obscure since the last time we did this, sorry. (Although if you checked things out based on my recommendations last time, you'll be pleased to know they haven't got any more obscure either. Well, maybe a little...)

Spoken word tracks and instrumentals have been skipped. Instrumentals with spoken word bits haven't, and songs which open with spoken word bits have that as the opening line.
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My characters were:

1. Wally West/The Flash (DC Comics)
2. Sandy (Absolute Power)
3. The War Doctor (Doctor Who)
4. Dr Bunsen Honeydew (The Muppets)
5. Jack Dodger (Dodger)
6. Otto Octavius/The Superior Spider-Man (Marvel Comics)
7. Mycroft Holmes (Sherlock)
8. Eddie Watts (That Puppet Game Show)
9. PC Peter Grant (Rivers of London)
10.Gytha "Nanny" Ogg (Discworld)
11.Queenie (Blackadder II)
12.Arnold J Rimmer (Red Dwarf)
13.Lt Cmdr Montgomery Scott (Star Trek relaunch movies)
14.Lobsang (The Long Earth)
15.Fitz Kriener (Doctor Who EDAs)

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Yep, it's that time again! Memed from [livejournal.com profile] lost_spook and [livejournal.com profile] john_elliott

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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Memed from [livejournal.com profile] pedanther and [livejournal.com profile] john_elliott.

1. Critical Vengeance

2. You Shall Not Pass

And um ... that would seem to be it. Total: 2 stories, 194 words. (There is also a TTR drabble that I completed, but never got round to actually posting anywhere.)
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WIP meme

Nov. 27th, 2013 09:59 pm
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Memed from [livejournal.com profile] john_elliott and [livejournal.com profile] lost_spook

Post a line or snippet from each of your fannish works in progress, and invite people to ask questions about them.

Unlike the last time I did something like this, I've decided to interprete "work in progess" as meaning "things I have at least read over and thought 'I should do some more work on this' in the past six months" rather than "all the stuff I've ever written but haven't completed". So instead of 27, we've got five. And despite the fact I only completed one filk out of those 27 works, only two of them are on this list as well. (The Wold Newton stuff in particular I kind of gave up on when the site that was publishing it stopped accepting submissions.)

And after some deliberation, I have decided to finally reveal what The Novel-Length Storytime That I've Been Working On Since May 2008 actually is.

(In the comments to my previous go at this, I say "at the speed it's currently progressing at, look out for the first six chapters some time after Matt Smith regenerates". I thought I was exaggerating for humorous effect...)
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