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23rd-Nov-2037 12:24 pm - Resource Post
john_amend_all: (wiztardis)
'Prompt me' posts )

Various off-LJ/DW resources and adventures in JavaScript:

Fanfic masterlist )
Random generators )
22nd-Jul-2014 09:08 pm - 12 Characters Meme: Single Fandom
john_amend_all: (memepolice)

[personal profile] lost_spook suggested re-running the meme, with characters from a single fandom, so I picked Doctor Who. I also adopted [personal profile] justice_turtle's suggestion to shuffle the characters before feeding them into the questions.

Of course, since I was getting bored with typing characters' names into square brackets, and I already have quite the collection of shuffle-and-substitute JavaScript... it was the work of a moment to combine a few bits and pieces and come up with a couple of generator pages.

Now back to the meme. The characters and ordering the generator picked were:

  1. Polly
  2. Harry
  3. Vicki
  4. Fourth Doctor
  5. Ian
  6. Seventh Doctor
  7. Steven
  8. Ace
  9. Dodo
  10. Clara
  11. Peri
  12. Jack
The questions and answers are: ) Some other questions )
20th-Jul-2014 10:16 pm - 12 Characters Meme
john_amend_all: (peri_stetson)

Memed from [personal profile] lost_spook and [personal profile] justice_turtle:

Pick 12 characters from any fandoms and list them before you read the i questions that follow.
  1. Rani Chandra (The Sarah Jane Adventures)
  2. GSV Sleeper Service (The Culture, Iain M. Banks)
  3. Hordriss the Confuser (Knightmare)
  4. Dalek Oswin (Doctor Who)
  5. Willium (The Goon Show)
  6. Jamie McCrimmon (Doctor Who)
  7. The Middleman (The Middleman)
  8. Trigger Argee (Federation of the Hub stories, James H. Schmitz)
  9. Kitty Bennet (Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen)
  10. Lord Comstock (Ask a Policeman, Rhode/Simpson/Mitchell/Sayers/Kennedy)
  11. S. C. Ruffey (The Railway Series, Rev. Wilbert Awdry)
  12. Lucie Miller (Big Finish Doctor Who)
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12th-Jul-2014 09:23 pm - Meme: Fic I'd Never Write
john_amend_all: (gia)
Memed from [personal profile] lost_spook:
Name three fics you think I will never, ever, ever write. In return (and if inspired), I will attempt to write a snippet of one of them.
11th-Jul-2014 08:22 pm - WIP meme: Works Not In Progress
john_amend_all: (angels)

[personal profile] lost_spook revived the WIP meme the other day. I posted something similar recently as part of the 30 Days meme, so I thought I'd do something different: post fragments of abandoned works that I don't think will ever be finished.

For the most part, I'll leave the context to be guessed.

Here goes. )
john_amend_all: (shipping)

From time to time, as I've transcribed romance novel summaries into the generator, I've come across ones which merited a brief comment. For example, there's Wedding Cake Wishes by Dana Corbit: Under the cut )

john_amend_all: (shipping)
When the generator came up with this prompt, I couldn't resist writing it:
179) The Vanishing by Jana DeLeon
Certain death awaits any outsider who enters Cache, a mythical city said to disappear when intruders threaten. But P.I. Dalek Sec won't let the Cajun superstition stop him from going there. He'll do anything to help sexy Jo Grant and close this missing person's case, even admit how attracted he is to his client. But as their investigation deepens, Sec finds himself protecting Jo from the inexplicable terrors of the bayou. This includes the specter taunting them with voodoo — and a shotgun. It seems they may have come too close to Cache and its eerie secrets — and dangerously close to each other.

{ At AO3: The Lost City } (822 words)

30th-Jun-2014 11:05 pm - 30 Days of Fanfic: Day 30 and last
john_amend_all: (peri_stetson)
30) Do you have a favourite fic you've written? What makes it your favourite? And don't forget to give us a link!
Fond as I am of Ac Velut in Somnis and others, I think my overall favourite remains Relaxation and Recreation. because )
29th-Jun-2014 11:25 pm - 30 Days of Fanfic: Day 29
john_amend_all: (shipping)
29) What is your current project or projects?
There are probably three worth mentioning )
28th-Jun-2014 10:38 pm - 30 Days of Fanfic: Day 28
john_amend_all: (wiztardis)
28) Have you ever collaborated with anyone else, whether writing together, or having an artist work on a piece about your fic?

As I mentioned back at the beginning, one of my earliest efforts in fanfic was to join the Dark Carnival round-robin. Sadly, that petered out rather than come to a successful conclusion. I think in part this was because it had split into several plot threads and there weren't enough writers willing / able to carry each thread forward.

That round-robin was the closest I've come to collaboration; I've occasionally written sequels to others' works, and [ profile] liadtbunny kindly drew an illustration inspired by Genius and Geniality, but I think those are further from what I'd think of as collaboration than round-robin chapters.

27th-Jun-2014 11:08 pm - 30 Days of Fanfic: Day 27
john_amend_all: (gia)
27) Where is your favourite place to write, and do you write by hand or on the computer?
Read more... )
26th-Jun-2014 10:22 pm - 30 Days of Fanfic: Day 26
john_amend_all: (wiztardis)
26) What is the oddest (or funnest) thing you've had to research for a fic?

What is this 'research' of which you speak?

I think the most fun I had whilst (notionally) researching, was visiting the Romney Marsh at the time I was writing Death on the Marsh. I got to ride on the steam railway and walk around the streets of Dymchurch on a nice sunny day.

25th-Jun-2014 11:09 pm - First Lines meme
john_amend_all: (nineemma)

Memed from [personal profile] lost_spook: Post the first lines of your last 21 fics.

In reverse temporal order )
25th-Jun-2014 10:54 pm - 30 Days of Fanfic: Day 25
john_amend_all: (angels)
25) Music – Do you listen to music while you write? Do you make playlists to get into a certain "mood" to write your fic? Do you need noise in general? Or do you need it completely quiet?
In general, no, I don't listen to music while writing. The exception is one Zoë-fixit that was written to the soundtrack of a game I was playing at the time. I never liked it enough to post, though; Zoë really was a bit too Sueish, even by my standards.
24th-Jun-2014 10:45 pm - 30 Days of Fanfic: Day 24
john_amend_all: (gia)
24) Betaing – How many betas do you like to use to make sure there aren't any major flaws in your fic? Do you have a Beta horror story or dream story?
I don't, as a rule, use beta-readers at all. When I started writing I did once run a draft past the LJer who'd suggested I write that particular fic, but she didn't suggest changing anything so I haven't repeated the process. Now and again that means a stupid typo has crept into the posted work, but for the most part I think I've got away with it.
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