This is a summary that isn't (yet) in the generator:
SOLDIER'S SECRET CHILD by Caridad Piñeiro
At eighteen, Macy Ward had turned to Fisher Yates for a night of comfort before he left for the military. Now he’s back in town and unaware that Macy’s troubled son is the result of that unforgettable night – until the boy mysteriously disappears…
What caught my eye about it? Well, Fisher-Yates is a well-known algorithm to shuffle a list. I use it in a lot of my random generators (though, as it happens, not the Unconventional Courtship generator). I wonder if it's a deliberate reference to the algorithm?
Oh, and while I'm here...
( Get your brain bleach ready )
This is the last thing I should be doing, but (memed from lost_spook
Give me a pairing and pick a prompt from this list, and I'll write a drabble/ficlet based on that combination.
- roaming the forest
- pretending to be married
- lowered lashes
a lost childhood memory - Jamie / Victoria, clocketpatch
middle of the night in a castle - Five / Tegan, lost_spook
- tell me a fable
- a drop of lilac
- the dark things you fear
- entwined at dusk
- a long time ago
- blackest night
- a cruel illusion
- wicked truths
It must be that time of year again. Memed from lost_spook
- Make a list of fifteen characters first, and keep it to yourself for the moment.
- Ask your f-list / circle 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?"
- After your f-list has stopped asking questions, round them up and answer them using the fifteen characters you selected beforehand, then post them.
Memed from lost_spook
Ask me a question about one of my fics. It can be absolutely anything in any project and I will answer it the best I can — even on current progress/plans.
If you'd prefer, you can also ask about my writing for a particular fandom, my writing as a whole, etc.
But then I memed this from aralias
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.
Memed from lost_spook and luckweaver:
Choose 5 OTP’s without looking at the questions behind the cut first,
then tag friends to do the same.
According to AO3's distinctly unreliable tag count, I have written
precisely five pairings more than once (all in or partly in the Doctor Who
fandom), so let's go with them:
( Questions and answers )
- Sam / Jamie
- Liz / Silver (Sapphire and Steel crossover)
- Ace / Shou Yuing
- Vicki / Steven
- Zoë / Isobel
I was rather busy at the weekend and missed snowflake_challenge
days 10 and 11. I'll have to come back to them at some point. For now, though,
number 12 is delightfully apposite.
In your own space, talk about what you bring to fandom. It can be something tangible, or not. Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your post if you feel comfortable doing so.
I think that my contributions can be mainly summed up in two links:
and random prompt
generators. OK, there's a bit more than that; I sometimes annoy people
with nitpicky forum posts, or muck about with doll generators or image macros, but they're very much a minor element.
What makes this question so appropriate for today is that I've just uploaded
quite a significant update to the
Unconventional Courtship Random Generator. New features include:
( Surprise! )
In your own space, talk about what surprises you about fandom. It could be a pairing or fandom you never thought you'd like. A fanwork type you never knew existed. Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your post if you feel comfortable doing so.
Now that the fandom_stocking reveal has taken place, I
thought I'd list the various ficlets I wrote for it:
Oh, and for what it's worth, today's snowflake challenge was:
In your own space, create a love meme for yourself. Let people tell you how amazing and awesome and loveable you really are. Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your post if you feel comfortable doing so. Surf the comments and find people to give love to.
I have to say that the image which immediately sprung to my mind on reading that was of Stanley Moon belting out 'Love me!' in the original Bedazzled. And a fat lot of good it did him :-)
- Tags:ace, amy pond, doctorwho, donna noble, fandom snowflake, fanfic, fourth doctor, leela, liz shaw, peri brown, rory williams, silver, susan q, yrcanos
( Tropes, cliches, motifs, themes )
In your own space, share your love for a trope, cliché, kink, motif, or
theme. (More than one is okay, too.) Tell us about it, tell us why you love
it, give us some examples and recs. Leave a comment in this post saying you
did it. Include a link to your post if you feel comfortable doing so.