resonant: Brian from The Breakfast Club: Demented and sad, but social (Default)
I guess it's either memes or no content at all.

From [personal profile] spikedluv. Strong=yes, emph=sort of.


I am 5’4" or shorter.
I have many scars.
I tan easily. (I had a tan once! It was my senior year of high school! I've never forgotten it.)
I wish my hair was a different color. My hair is mostly gray, and what I really wish is that (1) I didn't feel like it would be a professional liability to stop coloring it, and (2) I didn't feel like it would be a professional liability to put a purple streak in it.
I have friends who have never seen my natural hair color.
I have a tattoo.
I am self-conscious about my appearance. Maybe a little? I'm aware that I'm neither thin nor young, but most of the time I don't care very much. I'm self-conscious about being kind of a sloppy dresser and spilling food on my clothes.
I’ve had braces.
I wear glasses.
I’d get plastic surgery if it were 100% safe, free, scar-free.
I’ve been told I’m attractive by a complete stranger. Repeatedly, when I was in the 16-19 range, by much older creepsters. Also about the same time period, the musician Mike Cross told me I had a pretty smile.
I have more than 2 piercings.
I have piercings in places besides my ears.
I have freckles

Family/Home Life

I’ve sworn at my parents.
I’ve been kicked out of the house.
I have a sibling less than one year old.
I want to have kids someday.
I have children. I have one.
I’ve lost a child.


I’ve slipped out a “lol” in a spoken conversation.
Disney movies still make me cry. OMG, "Lilo & Stitch," the waterworks! "This is my family. I found it all on my own. It's little, and broken, but still good. Yeah. Still good."
I’ve snorted while laughing. Pretty much every time.
I’ve laughed so hard I’ve cried. Yes, but this is not embarrassing.
I’ve glued my hand to something. Mostly I've glued my fingers together.
I’ve laughed till some kind of beverage came out of my nose.
I’ve had my pants rip in public.


I was born with a disease/impairment.
I’ve had stitches. Some from a glass cut when I was 10, some from giving birth, some from slicing open my knuckle with a food processor blade.
I’ve broken a bone.
I’ve had my tonsils removed.
I’ve sat in a doctor’s office with a friend.
I’ve had my wisdom teeth removed.
I’ve had surgery. Gallbladder.
I’ve had chicken pox.


I’ve driven over 200 miles in one day. My record is Lexington, Kentucky, to Raleigh, North Carolina, which is not quite 500 miles.
I’ve been to Canada.
I’ve been to Niagara Falls.
I’ve been to Japan.
I’ve Celebrated Mardi Gras in New Orleans.
I’ve been to Spain.
I’ve been to Africa.
I’ve been to France.
I’ve been to London.


I’ve been lost in my city. My first couple of weeks here, I was lost all the damned time.
I’ve seen a shooting star.
I’ve wished on a shooting star.
I’ve seen a meteor shower.

I’ve gone out in public in my pyjamas.
I’ve pushed all the buttons on an elevator.
I’ve been to a casino.
I’ve been skydiving.
I’ve gone skinny dipping.
I’ve played spin the bottle.
I’ve crashed a car.
I’ve been skiing.
I’ve been in a play. I've done props and makeup, though.
I’ve met someone in person from the internet.
I’ve caught a snowflake on my tongue.
I’ve seen the Northern Lights.
I’ve sat on a roof top at night.
I’ve played chicken.
I’ve played a prank on someone.'
I’ve ridden in a taxi.
I’ve seen the Rocky Horror Picture Show.
I’ve eaten sushi. I would like to have some now.
I’ve been snowboarding.


I’m single.
I’m in a relationship.
I’m available.
I’m engaged.
I’m married. 26 years come October.
I’ve gone on a blind date.
I’ve been the dumpee more than the dumper. Dumper once, dumpee twice, and one time we just sort of forgot to see each other for long enough that we de facto broke up without ever talking.
I miss someone right now. I miss my best friend terribly.
I have a fear of abandonment.
I’ve been divorced.
I’ve had feelings for someone who didn’t have them back.


I’ve had a crush on someone of the same gender.
I’ve kissed a member of the same gender.

I’ve had sex with more than one person at the same time.
I am a cuddler.
I’ve been kissed in the rain.
I’ve had sex outdoors. Well ... unambiguously sex, sort of outdoors, and also unambiguously outdoors, sort of sex.
I’ve hugged a stranger. I've done quite a lot of this in churchy contexts.
I have kissed a stranger.
I have had sex with a stranger.


I’ve done something I promised someone else I wouldn’t.
I have lied to my parents about where I am.
I am keeping a secret from the world.
I'm a very secretive person, actually.
I’ve cheated while playing a game.
I’ve run a red light. Not on purpose! Yelling out loud, "What the hell am I doing?"
I’ve been suspended from school.
I’ve witnessed a crime.
I’ve been in a fist fight. Yes, but only with my brother when we were kids.
I’ve been arrested.
I’ve shoplifted.


I’ve consumed alcohol.
I’ve smoked a cigarette.
I‘ve smoked pot. Twice. Made me feel just the way I feel when I don't take my allergy meds.
I regularly drink.
I’ve taken painkillers when I didn’t need them.
I’ve done hard drugs.
I’ve been addicted to an illegal drug.

This sort of reminded me of the questionnaires you have to fill out to give blood, where you get into the "Oh thank god no" section.
resonant: Brian from The Breakfast Club: Demented and sad, but social (Default)
I'm aware that doing this is just asking for some catastrophe to destroy my peace, but ... I have the entire week off next week, and while I have some stuff in beta/needing revision, I'm not first-drafting anything! This is a state of affairs that may not stand.

So I'm going to do a smutty variation on that List Of Characters meme.

I have a list of 26 characters, A to Z. (Mostly guys, a few women.) You have two choices.

- Pick two or more and ask me a smutty question about them. (This will probably get you at least a sentence or two, depending on how much the crossover makes my head explode.)

- Pick JUST ONE and ask me a smutty question about him or her. (This may just possibly lead to an actual sex scene.)

For example:

What's the secret fantasy that _____ will never tell anyone?

If _____'s lover offered sexual favors in exchange for something, what would _____ ask for ... and what would he/she really secretly want?

Amazingly, there's one common sex act that _____ hasn't done. What is it, and why hasn't he/she tried it?

I make no promises, but I might get inspired and write something.
resonant: Brian from The Breakfast Club: Demented and sad, but social (Default)
This is just the sort of thing I can't resist, and just the sort of thing that adds to my list of Stories That Will Probably Never Be Finished, but ... (taken from [personal profile] torch):

Pick a trope from this list and provide a fandom/pairing and I'll tell you something about the story I'd write for that combination (i.e. write a snippet from the story or write not!fic or tell you the title and summary for the story I would write)

1. genderswap
2. bodyswap
3. drunk!fic
4. huddling for warmth
5. pretending to be married
6. secretly a virgin
7. amnesia
8. cross-dressing
9. forced to share a bed
10. truth or dare
11. historical AU
12. accidental-baby-acquisition
13. apocalypse fic
14. telepathy
15. High School / College AU

I'll take any of the fandoms I've written in plus ... let's see, in the past year I've seen all three Men In Black movies, plus seasons 1-4 of Buffy and the first few eps of Angel (yeah, so late to the party that the house isn't even there any more).
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I grabbed this from [personal profile] coreopsis because it's just the thing to do to avoid doing anything useful.

As I read these questions, I see that they're making some pretty specific assumptions about what kind of dwelling place we have. I wonder if anybody on my flist lives someplace that just does not fit these questions? A yurt? A houseboat? Wherever you lay your hat (or hang your head)?

Read more... )
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I didn't do this last year because I thought, "Hey, newer stuff will have more hits, isn't it obvious?" Well, it wasn't obvious.

1. Amenable. Sherlock (Sherlock/John), explicit, 6,100 words, posted January 2011. (25,228 hits)

2. Home. Sherlock (Sherlock/John), explicit, 4,000 words, posted January 2011. How did I have so much time on my hands in January 2011? (17,519 hits)

3. Breaking and Entering. Inception (Arthur/Eames), explicit, 8,600 words, posted July 2011. (15,091 hits.)

4. Exactly the Way You Like It. Marvel Avengers Universe (Steve Rogers/Tony Stark), explicit, 2,000 words, posted October 2011. (13,229 hits.)

5. Close Enough. Sherlock (Sherlock/John), explicit, 3,100 words, posted April 2011. (12,680 hits.)

Then there's a big hit gap -- from 12,000 down to 6,000 ...

6. Steve Likes Tony. Marvel Avengers Universe (Steve Rogers/Tony Stark), explicit, 3,100 words, posted January 2012. (6,212 hits.)

7. Accommodations. Marvel Avengers Universe (Steve Rogers/Tony Stark), teen, 3,600 words, posted February 2012. (5,541 hits.)

8. Contact. Sherlock (Sherlock/John), all audiences, 400 words, posted March 2011. (4,458 hits.)

9. Phatic. Stargate Atlantis (Rodney McKay/John Sheppard), explicit, 1,700 words, posted October 2011, co-written with [personal profile] cesperanza. (3,332 hits.)

10. Transfigurations. Harry Potter (Draco/Harry), explicit, 71,000 words (holy shit, really?), first posted April 2003. (2,994 hits.)

Things I expected to see in the top 10 but did not: Higher Education is #12, Advantage is #17.

Conclusions I draw from this:

- They're all in really, really active fandoms except for "Phatic," which is benefitting from the [personal profile] cesperanza effect, and "Breaking and Entering," which came in on the trailing end of a fandom that had once been hugely active and apparently had more eager readers than fanworks at that point..

- Obviously they're mostly explicit, because what else do I write? "Accommodations" got more hits than I would have predicted given its teen rating, but demand for Avengers content is really high right now.

- I don't really understand "Contact" (400 words of G-rated hugging) being in there.

- Fandom likes stories to be of meaty length. My ten stories with lowest hit count are nine with less than 1,000 words, plus one that's het. And yet ... I don't really have anything else Transfig-length to compare, but I'd be willing to bet that an 8,000-word story would get more hits than a 50,000-word story, all other things being equal.

- The huge majority of people looking at "Transfigurations" are still looking at it on In Medias Res rather than AO3.

- All but "Exactly The Way You Like It" are first-time stories, but I'm not sure that's significant, since, again, what else do I write?

WIP meme

Jan. 30th, 2012 02:13 pm
resonant: Brian from The Breakfast Club: Demented and sad, but social (Default)
I've come to the conclusion that these things are not companions to actual writing, but substitutes for actual writing. Nevertheless, I can't resist. Stolen from [personal profile] misspamela and [personal profile] dira:

Post a random sentence (or three whole paragraphs) from every WIP you're currently working on, even if it's very short. Then invite people to ask questions about your WIP. With any luck, you'll get talking about writing, and the motivation to take that WIP one step closer to completion will appear as if by magic!

The Tony/Steve one code-named "Avengers slumber party":

Read more... )

and a strange Commandos-era OFC/OMC(/Steve[/Peggy]) thing that nobody is going to read, "Tolleranza":

Read more... )
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Taken from [personal profile] ellen_fremedon:

Tell me about a story I haven't written, and I'll give you several sentences from that story.

I love this meme. It's like getting to wander through the Slash Annex of the Library of Babel.

[edited to change the terms of the meme, because apparently I'm incapable of sticking to "between one and three sentences" unless I write torturously long and complicated sentences with an illegal number of semicolons]
resonant: Brian from The Breakfast Club: Demented and sad, but social (Default)
From [ profile] veronamay, a meme on "kink in fic." Or, in other words, an invitation to muse at length on what turns me on. No, that doesn't appeal in the slightest, does it?

Creature/Aliens: If this is in the sense of Aliens Made Them Do It? I'm a fan, and I've already yammered on about why, and posted recs.

If this is in the sense of characters loving aliens? or of characters becoming or being aliens? (which would cover some forms of wingfic, pon farr fic, etc.) -- still a fan.

I love the idea of a human learning his/her way around an alien's body and sexual response. I love the amount of experimenting, talking, questioning that this would require -- "Does this work for you? What happens when I do this?"

I also love the idea that an alien among humans would be craving someone with whom to be honest, someone who could see him as he really was.

Creatures/Aliens rec: Anna S.'s SGA story "An Aesthetic Solitary Thing."

Read more... )
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from [personal profile] thingswithwings: Post the names of all the files in your WIP folder, regardless of how non-descriptive or ridiculous.

Funny how I can know quite well that a story idea is dead, dead, dead, and yet not be willing to delete the file!

Read more... )

Upon request, I will post a random line from any of these you choose. Assuming that the file adds up to a full line, that is.
resonant: Brian from The Breakfast Club: Demented and sad, but social (Default)
Last seen chez [ profile] penknife -- why not?

Pick a paragraph (or any passage between ... let's say 200 and 600 words) from anything I've written, and comment to this post with that selection. I will then give you a DVD commentary on that snippet: 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.

My website

My stuff on AO3
resonant: Brian from The Breakfast Club: Demented and sad, but social (Default)
First, thanks to whichever kind soul nominated Advantage, Girlfriend, and Reality for the McShep Awards. (Voting isn't open yet, but it's worth a click just to see the banner.)

Second, I got tagged not once but twice (by [ profile] reginagiraffe and [ profile] lucitania) for another one of those question memes. So I guess peer pressure still influences me. )

I'm not going to tag anyone, but if you feel like picking it up from here, feel free!
resonant: Brian from The Breakfast Club: Demented and sad, but social (Default)
Take a picture of yourself right now. Don’t change your clothes. Don’t fix your hair. Just take a picture. Post that picture with no editing. (Except maybe to get the image size down to something reasonable. Don’t go posting an eight megapixel image.) Include these instructions.

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[ profile] font made my day by picking me for the "you make my day" meme, so I'm passing it on:

Pick 10 people and give them the "you make my day" award in no particular order. If you're picked, you are charged with picking 10 of your own.

(I'm going to try to pick people that I don't mention every week, and people other than [ profile] font, on the theory that some of y'all already know you make my day, and those who don't already know it are the ones who need to hear it.)

[ profile] celli
[ profile] vulgarweed
[ profile] paian
[ profile] thefourthvine
[ profile] theamusedone
[ profile] tevere
[ profile] kormantic
[ profile] cereta
[ profile] copperbadge
[ profile] oxoniensis
resonant: Brian from The Breakfast Club: Demented and sad, but social (Default)
From [ profile] sanj, with a few changes:

Three things I learned from my father.

- Fill the sink with water before you start cooking, so you can wash your dishes as you go along.
- It's better to do too much thank-you-note writing than too little.
- If you think you might need to turn your headlights on? You need to turn your headlights on.

Three things I learned from my mother.

- Sure you can cook that! You have a recipe, don't you?
- Human beings make a lot more sense once you study personality type.
- You're not going to lose your kid's respect by saying, "I learned something new about that, so I've changed my mind." Or even, "I made the wrong decision the first time."

Read more... )
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from [ profile] boniblithe

1. The first article title on the page is the name of your band.
2. The last four words of the very last quote is the title of your album.
3. The third picture, no matter what it is, will be your album cover.
4. Use your graphics program of choice to throw them together, and post it in your own journal.

Clearly my band is an all-acoustic group with folk/country roots but a high level of pretentiousness.

My haiku

Oct. 26th, 2007 09:41 pm
resonant: Brian from The Breakfast Club: Demented and sad, but social (Default)
Mostly I just get garbage from haiku generators, but this gave me a perfect one:

think she's going to
tie up every loose end
and some of them just
resonant: Brian from The Breakfast Club: Demented and sad, but social (Can I play?)
I know, I know, so two weeks ago, but I asked [ profile] kassrachel for a letter and she gave me S. So here are ten things I love that start with S.

(If you want to do it too, ask me in the comments and I will give you a letter.)

Shapenote singing, smut, strawberries, soup, snakes, speculative fiction, semicolons, sweaters, seasons, and of course slash. )
resonant: Brian from The Breakfast Club: Demented and sad, but social (My mind)
So [ profile] skuf interviewed me, and now I'll interview you, if you like.

1. Leave me a comment saying, "Interview Me!" (or something of that ilk)
2. I will respond by asking you five questions.
3. Update your LJ with the answers to the questions.
4. You will include this explanation and an offer to interview someone else in the post.
5. When others comment asking to be interviewed, you will ask them five questions.

skuf's questions, my answers )
resonant: Brian from The Breakfast Club: Demented and sad, but social (My mind)
(meme from [ profile] hesychasm)

Ask me what happens after the end of any of my stories. (Or tell me what you think.)

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