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Gacked from [livejournal.com profile] tielan

How It Works:

Post to your blog with a list of ten things you want to receive for the holidays. They can be anything, from a personalized DW/LJ icon or drabble to a purebred puppy - as long as all the items on the list are things that you genuinely want.

If there's anything on your list that needs to come to you through the mail, make your shipping address available, but please be safe about it and don't post that part publicly - just specify how people should go about getting it. PM or email me at scribble_my_name@yahoo.com.

Next:

Look around your circle/dashboard/friends list for others who have posted the meme. (The more who do, the better this works, so encourage them!) If you see a wish you can grant, GO FOR IT. You might find a little thing you can do for free that will make someone happy, or you might just discover that a stranger is longing for the exact boxed set of DVDs that you no longer want.

Don't spend money unless you want to, and don't commit to more than you can handle without stressing yourself. There are no rules to this project, no guarantees, and no strings attached. If someone surprises you with a gift certificate to the restaurant you never thought you'd get to go to, don't feel guilty or obliged to return the favor. The point is to spread around a lot of opportunities to grant wishes - use them as you see fit, and remember that your list gives those opportunities to others!

Tips:

Dream big, but stay practical. If you really want the Mercedes, put the Mercedes on the list, but don't forget that you also really want some feedback on the story you wrote - so put that on the list too. It's fun to imagine something huge happening through this meme, but we'll recognizes the unlikelihood of it and make sure our friends still have a chance to do something thoughtful that's within their means.

Put limits on yourself for what, but not who: if you've decided that you can spend a few hours drawing a picture, but none of your friends are asking for one, keep looking for wishlists - you might even make a new friend or two! Ask people to link their lists for you, and don't be afraid to post your own in a few places.

Let's make some wishes come true this year!

My Wishlist 2016

Pipe Dream

1. This glorious teamaker: http://www.brevilleusa.com/the-tea-maker-onetouch.html. And yes, it really is $250 no matter where you buy it. :headdesk:

2. This wonderful book on historical linguistics that costs an arm and a leg: https://www.amazon.com/Historical-Linguistics-Introduction-MIT-Press/dp/026251849X I've started peeking at it in Google books, and yes, I want it, I want it, I want it.

3. Typography software: There's TypeTool, Font Creator, and Fontographer that are all supposed to be good. I'm not picky.

More Feasible

4. Art of my fic, not necessarily covers but actual illustrations. I drool over other people's and always wished I wrote well enough to inspire someone.

5. More tea-related goodness, on the go infusion! Just check out these bottles: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B014V38FNA/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=A2AEASGI6D7OME. I like tea, okay?

Actually Reasonable

6. A Yuletide treat in one of my super tiny fandoms: http://scribble-myname.livejournal.com/365466.html. I love drabbles. It doesn't have to be big.

7. Postcards or letters would be so, so awesome! PM or email me at scribble_my_name@yahoo.com for the address.

8. Original fiction! I love, love, love all my flists's writings and I love, love, love getting to read their original stuff if they happen to have any. I really, really do.

9. Poetry recs. Syllabic poetry. Classic poetry. Something nice and new that isn't especially erotic or inaccessible. I like free verse when it's not too abstract. Adore metaphor. A book of stuff by Billy Collins would be wonderful, but there's just so much poetry I love. I just want to try more.


Feel free to link your own wishlists! Some stuff might be late (I overbooked my end of year, as always), but I would love to shower gifts on as many of you as I can. :D
scribblemyname: (hawkeye squared)
I don't promise all will get written but I need to write something, and usually drabbles help. If you'd like a drabble, please leave a canon and/or character(s) and a prompt! 

Memes!

Aug. 16th, 2015 11:16 am
scribblemyname: (calligraphy)
Because I spent all my recent available time taking care of modly duties, a letter, and fics due (one of which needs more attention) and have fallen behind on even reading the Promptathon prompts (fandom friends o' mine, I doubt I'll get much if anything done for promptathon :genuine snifflies: ), to say nothing of all those lovely posts of yours that make me send prayers and blessings and I didn't have any time at all to comment. (Thankfully, I warned everyone, but still, the guilties.)

Ahem, that said, just because I'm a sucker for a meme.

The Cinammon Roll Meme



Gacked from recessional on DW:

send me which part of the cinnamon roll meme you think I am

-looks like a cinnamon roll but could actually kill you
-looks like they could kill you but is actually a cinnamon roll
-looks like a cinnamon roll and is actually a cinnamon roll
-looks like they could kill you and would actually kill you
-sinnamon roll


The AO3 Works Meme



Gacked from everybody everywhere:

I currently have 559 (visible, public) works archived at AO3. Pick a number from 1 (the most recent) to 559 (the first thing I posted there), and I'll tell you three things I currently like or three random tidbits about it.
scribblemyname: (alec and parker)
Gacked from recessional at DW:

send a number to my askbox comments and I’ll answer:

1. What are some writing tics that persist in your work but that you dislike?

2. What does your id want? Do you ever give in?

3. You have to erase one of your fics from existence forever. Which one and why?

4. How much do you trust the reader?

5. Have you ever written anything you would’ve backclicked if it’d been written by anyone else?

6. What’s your guilty pleasure as a writer?

7. Be honest: are you mean to your faves, or do you go easy on them?

8. What parts of writing a fic do you think are a chore?

9. Are there any unintentional trends in your writing?

10. Have you ever intentionally written a character as OOC to fit with a kink/prompt/story idea?
scribblemyname: (Four/Tris)
Gacked from [livejournal.com profile] geckoholic and [livejournal.com profile] alphaflyer:

Guys, I'm sure I have a reputation somewhere in fandom: so what is it? Leave that in the comments while I ponder over this.

So a Meme

Jun. 15th, 2015 02:09 pm
scribblemyname: (T-Minus 2 Days: sibling!Xavier)
Don't need one, but it's such short fills. It doesn't really count, right?

Gacked from [livejournal.com profile] classics_lover:

Fic/shipping meme

1. Write down the names of 10 characters.
2. Get prompts from people using numbers instead of names.
3. Write a fic of fifteen words or less for every prompt, using the characters determined by the numbers.
4. Author, DO NOT read the prompts before you choose your characters
scribblemyname: (calligraphy)
And woefully behind, so don't expect me caught up at all for a bit.

In the meantime, have a meme. Gacked from [livejournal.com profile] tielan:

Send me a ship and I will explain why I do or don’t ship it.
scribblemyname: (dangerous)
Gacked from [livejournal.com profile] melannen (on DW):

If you want to see me do one of these, leave a number in a comment and I'll answer!

1: Go to your oldest work online and find the most cringe-inducing section.
2: What's the most embarrassing porn you've ever written?
3: Most embarrassing drawerfic.
4: Laziest ending.
5: Worst beginning.
6: Send me one of my own fics to flame.
7: Rank your top five worst fics.
8: How do you disagree with your AO3 stats page?
9: Send me one of my own fics and I'll write the worst comment imaginable for it.
10: Write a parody of your own style.


And for a nicer meme, gacked from [livejournal.com profile] xenokattz ages and ages ago and just felt like unearthing it:

If I made Cinderella, the audience would immediately be looking for a body in the coach.
— Alfred Hitchcock

When I write a story, what do you immediately look for?
scribblemyname: (calligraphy)
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[livejournal.com profile] towerparty, your brand new Marvel speed challenge, is starting its first round.

Signups will run February 16th - February 28th,
or until we have 25 participants, so be quick!

The first tag will go out on March 2nd.

SIGNUPS + FAQ/RULES
scribblemyname: (calligraphy)
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So [livejournal.com profile] in_the_blue tagged me. First of all, awww, thank you! Now, I suppose I must answer the 11 questions and offer 11 random facts. Hmm...

1. What motivates you, deep down in your heart?

Hard to say. I love God and writing up there at the top, and while I love family as much, they motivate me after those two. What motivates me to write is questionable. I think it's how I work out my own thoughts and questions and feelings.

2. What are your three favorite books, and why?

Ingathering by Zenna Henderson, The Brother's Keeper by Tracy Groot, and Joseph by Terri L. Fivash.

Usually I look at the top five and I'm seriously tempted to go but Mister God, This is Anna by Fynn and the Anne of Green Gables series, especially Anne of the Island.

I think I love all of them for the same reasons. I love the characters and the questions and the ideas they hit. They don't stick to surface stuff; they really live their relationships with God and each other, they dig deeper, and they go outside the standard preconceived ideas and make me think, go outside the box. I love that they can actually dig into faith and worldbuilding and beautiful stories that engage me while also engaging seriously with the stuff going on inside.

I love it when I find this stuff in science fiction, and my favorite book list is a little longer than three, or I might actually be able to hit on some better variety here. Christian fiction is oddly enough not my favorite genre.

3. If money was no object and you could live anywhere in the world, where would you pick?

To live? Colorado. To visit, Hawaii.

4. Tea or coffee?

Tea. So much tea. I drink probably between two cups and a pot of tea every day. First thing I go hunting for after I brush my teeth is a cup of tea. I pack tea to take to work. First thing when I get home from work or after dinner, I'd like more tea. Then if I've got an at-home project, there goes another cup. And right before bed is the perfect time for a spot of mint chamomile lemon tea. Seriously, I love me some tea.

5. What’s your go-to soundtrack when you write?

None. I can write with or without music, but if I'm going to put music on, I put everything on random and start pulling out the songs that really inspire a particular story until I've built a playlist. Most fics aren't long enough to justify the effort.

6. You’re finally on the shuttle to Mars, but only get to watch one movie over and over until you get there. Which one do you want as your travel companion?

Esther maybe? I usually sit through that one whenever it's on. Or The Secret Garden. Yeah, The Secret Garden (1993). I'd watch that one over and over and tune it out when I wanted to think.

7. How many languages do you speak? What are they?

I speak English fluently. I started to learn Spanish, Hebrew, and American Sign Language, but without practice interacting in them, I wouldn't say I speak them.

8. Fill in the blank: In my perfect world, .

In my perfect world, I'd be able to write and not worry about making a living.

9. What’s your sun sign?

Uh... If you mean month, it's Cancer. I'm a July baby. And a sun baby for that matter, born in California and desperately wishing in winter, I never had to actually go outside when it's cold.

10. Do you have a favorite social media platform? What is it and why do you like it?

Twitter. It doesn't suck me in and drain me dry. I'm also not using it right now, except for auto-crossposting. I'm not into social media.

11. If you have siblings, where do you stand in the pecking order?

I'm the youngest. My sister is the one I'm still around and she's the middle, but she definitely has a concept of pulling rank, and I definitely have a concept of we're sisters and equals and not letting her.

And eleven random facts about me:

1. My left side is stronger than my right by far, but my right is more dexterous.
2. I have literally no preference between creative and analytical thinking.
3. I started writing when I was four years old. I didn't actually write anything good.
4. My friend when I was in eighth grade told me I was the only person she'd ever met who lived her life like she was in a musical. I still do.
5. I create my own languages for fun. I love creating languages.
6. My favorite comfort food is grilled cheese sandwiches and tomato soup.
7. But I can't stand cheese slices, only block or shreds. They don't taste like plastic.
8. My ears look like fairy ears—naturally. But one side's more pointed than the other and if you don't look close, you might miss it, which is good in the long run.
9. The only major race/ethnicity I don't have in my blood is Asian. I got pretty much everything else.
10. I'm medically underweight and have never in my life weighed more than 93 pounds. I do not currently weigh 93 pounds.
11. I have flare ups of tendonitis and sciatica if I'm not careful. That means I go to the chiropractor and sometimes don't get a lot of work/writing done.

So, since I haven't the faintest idea how many followers anyone has, I'm going to just say, snag the questions if you want them:

1. What got you into writing fiction (or fanfic), and what kind do you like to write?
2. Do you prefer to read a good book you know you love, read something you haven't read before, or watch a TV show?
3. Mornings or evenings?
4. What's your favorite beverage and why?
5. Do you enjoy preparing for a holiday with the family or prefer once all the fuss is over?
6. What is your favorite holiday?
7. Favorite music to relax to?
8. Favorite books or authors and why?
9. What is your favorite story you ever wrote and why?
10. What do you wish more people realized about you?
11. Introvert or extrovert?
scribblemyname: (kidding me)
From [livejournal.com profile] likewinning:

Never Will I Ever meme: Name three fics you think I will never, ever, ever write. In return, I may attempt to write a snippet of one of them.

Note: These can be any of my fandoms or original work.
scribblemyname: (dangerous)

From paulandnocompany:



If you know what character you want, you can pick, or you can describe a character and I'll snag my closest match.

send me a number and i'll answer the questions with one of my ocs:

  1. How does your OC react when their rival is grovelling at their feet for their life?
  2. What’s the subtitle that accompanies your OC’s name during their dramatic intro?
  3. What incredibly lame thing does your OC do while thinking that it’s actually super cool?
  4. How would your OC react to meeting someone who is attempting to impersonate them?
  5. Would your OC try to weasel out of a genie wish limit with the wishing for more wishes bullshit?
  6. Exactly what amount of wealth would be enough to tempt your OC into doing something that is distasteful but not specifically against their moral code?
  7. What is the most unacceptable pun that someone would use in conversation with your OC?
  8. Would your OC eat cooked testicles assuming they’re prepared hygienically?
  9. If your OC attempted to clean their nails with a dagger like some sort of stereotypical fantasy badass would they accidentally cut themselves?
  10. How many days can your OC go without bathing before they can’t stand being in their own body anymore?


scribblemyname: (log: lovestruck colors)
So I've been itching to do this, and I still can't figure out where my computer drivers made off to, so I have no especial reason to keep my brain ready for collab tonight because it's not going to happen.

I'm opening a ficlet o'clock for fandom or original fiction. Give me:

  1. a fandom or original storyworld

  2. a character or pairing

  3. a prompt

and I will give you 3+ sentences of fic and/or a summary of the 3K fic I probably don't have time to write.

My Fandoms | Original Fiction (though neither list is exhaustive)
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Gacked from [livejournal.com profile] rubynye:

If you know what character you want, you can pick, or you can describe a character and I'll snag my closest match.

send me a number 1-60 and i'll answer the questions with one of my ocs
1: what's your ocs favorite color?
2: where does your oc work?
3: what's your ocs favorite food?
4: does your oc prefer paper or plastic?
5: how old is your oc?
6: does your oc have any supernatural powers?
7: is your oc in a relationship?
8: what are some of your ocs strengths?
9: what are some of your ocs weaknesses?
10: what is your ocs favorite outfit?
11: what is your ocs spirit animal?
12: is your oc sexually active?
13: what is your ocs earliest memory?
14: does your oc have a cell phone? if so, what kind?
15: what makes your oc angry?
16: when is your ocs favorite time of year?
17: how long can your oc hold their breath?
18: what kind of underwear does your oc wear?
19: does your oc prefer plaid or polka dots?
20: what's your ocs favorite kind of pizza?
21: who is your ocs best friend?
22: has your oc ever killed someone?
23: whats your ocs biggest secret?
24: what does your oc smell like?
25: what time of year does your oc prefer?
26: is your oc a human or an animal? (or something else idk)
27: what languages does your oc speak?
28: does your oc like anime?
29: can your oc swim?
30: what does your oc choose to do about the, er, hair down there?
31: does your oc believe in fairies?
32: did your oc go to college? what did they major in?
33: are your ocs parents dead?
34: is your oc religious?
35: how flexible is your oc?
36: what turns your oc on?
37: what was your ocs first word?
38: does your oc have any pets?
39: who is your ocs biggest enemy?
40: what is the craziest thing your oc has done?
41: what is your ocs motto about life?
42: does your oc drink coffee or tea?
43: who is your ocs biggest hero?
44: what color eyes does your oc have?
45: does your oc like reading?
46: is your oc loyal?
47: does your oc tolerate violence?
48: what social class is your oc from?
49: what country was your oc born in?
50: does your oc cry easily?
51: what is your ocs favorite genre of music?
52: how does your oc feel about insects?
53: what is your ocs sexual orientation?
54: does your oc smoke?
55: what gender is your oc?
56: what kind of clothes does your oc wear?
57: would you call your oc adventurous?
58: is your oc introverted or extroverted?
59: what is the first thing that someone would notice about your oc?
60: does your oc enjoy nature?
scribblemyname: (calligraphy)
From the lovely [livejournal.com profile] geckoholic:

You know that meme that goes around sometimes where you post your five favorite kinks and then five favorite couples, and it's like a wish into the universe to see if anybody will write it for you? Let's make it a little more interactive.

Comment here if you want to play, and I will give you 3-6 couples that I associate with you, and you make an entry in your journal talking about those couples and fics that you wish the universe would write for you.


So she gave me Clint/Nat, Tris/Four, Rogue/Remy with a bonus of Clint/Kate. The fics I wish the universe would write. Oh, boy.

Clint/Natasha



Starting here, there are two fics I'm still hoping the universe will write for me.

In one of these fics, Natasha is a siren but doesn't realize it or experience particular repercussions until her calling out for her boyfriend Bucky to run/get out of the way/whatever here results in the opposite and he's in an accident and loses his arm. She tells their friend Steve to say goodbye for her and leaves town. She trains herself to silence, completely, even the reflexes relating to pain or being startled and starts over somewhere where she meets Clint who teaches her sign language and is deaf so, as it turns out, can be immune with his hearing aids out. But when she realizes she's going to go there with him, she also practices being totally silent during sex, so she is always silent. She doesn't use her voice, even though technically she totally could and could totally control whoever she wanted that way. Pretty specific, but it's not a story I feel up to writing or think I'd do justice to and I'd be happy for it to flex from those details so long as it had the concept. As far as that goes, I wouldn't mind siren!Natasha and handler deaf!Clint.

In the other fic, it's a school AU, and Natasha gets boyfriends around New Year's, then keeps them until the day after Valentine's Day so she can get a gift. Only her parents find out and tell her she has to keep them for at least a month after that, and she keeps Clint for at least a month after that and ends up with him permanently.

Tris/Four



Someone wrote the one I'd been hankering for initially, so let's go with the slightly canon-divergent AU where she survives, but it's rough and there's therapy and the two of them end up being a big part of the city rebuilding and there is awesomesauce competence and disabled Tris and they love each other anyway and there's disabled sex and great friendships on the side and, and, and.

Rogue/Remy



Valle Soleada. They never destroy the good thing they got, they stay together, they figure it out. I don't care if they do it with or without the X-Men, but this right here. No breakup after Valle Soleada. Or you know the awesome Amalgam/Witness fic where neither die and both are fully powered and they take on the world kind of thing.

Clint/Kate



I haven't gotten my grip on them yet, though I'm starting to. (Something about having avoided 616 Avengers comics for a long, long, long, long [you get the idea] time.)

For them, I'd like to read him coming after her and pursuing her, I think. She does a lot of the sticking around and he does a lot of the running (thus, "this running away thing is everything that sucks about you"), and I'd like to see him decide not to run, whatever compels him to make that change, even if it's some other friend or ex giving him the kick in the pants to do it. Plus, Lucky. Must have Lucky.
scribblemyname: (calligraphy)

  1. I updated the ficlist.

  2. Finished the first draft of my MCU Ladies Ficathon piece and shipped it to beta. Last chapter is riddled with typos. Oops.

  3. Matched up a scene with a prompt from [livejournal.com profile] geckoholic's birthday meme and finished "Babysitting Requires Babies and Other Rules of SHIELD Agent Training."

  4. Wrote a Trope Bingo piece, "The Road to Sweden," by randomly choosing a character from my fandom list that I don't write very often.

  5. I'm making a tagset of my fandoms, characters, and pairings, so I won't always write only the ones off the top of my head.

  6. Made further progress on fusion fic before realizing I don't actually write Steve and Bucky interacting that often and it shows. Trying again today.

scribblemyname: (calligraphy)
Gakked from [livejournal.com profile] tielan:

Okay, here's how this is going to work. You comment with a fandom question. I answer it and then ask you a question that has some thematic relevance to the question you asked me
scribblemyname: (calligraphy)
Floating an idea just to see if this holds any interest for anyone but me. A lot of us fanficcers are original ficcers too and I don't know about you, but I am both

1) motivated by gift exchanges
2) more thrilled by fanfic than a review

Would anyone be interested in an exchange (time of year uncertain) where original ficcers could nominate any of their freely available (with coupon code or password fine) fiction or narrative poetry and then either write for it and/or receive fic for it?

I know there are a few folks I know who I love requesting fic of and love writing fic for their worlds. I was over the moon the two times I got fanfic written of my own stuff. I also accomplish far more original fiction when someone's prompting me.

Is this just me? Would anyone else be interested?
scribblemyname: (writing is promiscuous)
From the lovely [livejournal.com profile] hiddencait

Make up a title for a story I didn't write, and I will respond with descriptions of those non-written (and not-to-be-written) stories. You may, if you like, include details, such as pairings or fandom or original fiction world or whatnot.
scribblemyname: (gun to head)
Gacked from [livejournal.com profile] silverflight8. Hit me up with any of my fandoms and I'll tell you:

my "FOREVER" pairing
my "sometimes" pairing (if i'm in the mood)
my "friends-with-benefits" pairing
my "adele” pairing ("WE COULD HAVE HAD IT AAAAAALL")
my "hate sex” pairing
my "working on it” pairing
my favorite threesome / poly ship
my platonic "their friendship is too precious to mess it up with romance" ship
my "i love it but don’t want it to happen" pairing
my "it started out crack but now it's serious and i regret everything" pairing
my endgame pairing
my "across time and space they will always find each other" pairing
my "settling for second choice" pairing
my "I don't want to ship it but I do" pairing

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