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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:

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3rd-Jul-2015 12:40 am - Trippy, man
john_amend_all: (wizard)

Remember that story in the news a while ago about Google programming image-recognition neural networks to create 'dream' images? Like this. Well, they've released the source code.

I had a go at downloading and setting up a Python environment to run it, but couldn't get it to work. Fortunately, however, someone has, and made it available online. I have a suspicion that unless it gets mirrored elsewhere, or the software gets packaged for easy installation, everyone will crowd onto that one site and it'll buckle under the load in no time.

Anyway, this particular transformation came out strangely like some NA authors' conceptions of the TARDIS. Those roundels are really eyes!

Before )

After )

Then there's Jamie and Victoria, where the yeti chasing them becomes a many-legged dog... thing. Also Jamie has three eyes, and appears to be some kind of eldritch abomination under that kilt.

Before )

After )

(Fortunately, my dreams aren't like that. Though last night I had one where Zoë put in a brief appearance — she was one of a group of people, but all the others were in colour while she was monochrome).

27th-Jun-2015 05:46 pm - Fic: Klepsmnemon
john_amend_all: (angels)

For [ profile] heroinebigbang round 3, I wrote another of my 'Holiday Jobs' series featuring Zoë. It shouldn't require any knowledge of previous fics in the series to make sense.

Title: Klepsmnemon
Author: [personal profile] john_amend_all
Characters: Zoë Heriot, OCs
Pairing: OMC/OFC
Rating: Teen
Word count: ~36400
Disclaimer: Zoë belongs to the BBC, but they take very bad care of her.
Summary: Zoë and Lily travel to Scotland to help track down a stolen alien fossil. But there are other mysteries in Balcrynie than the one they've come to investigate. What is the truth behind the centuries-old tales of witchcraft? And why is Zoë so insistent on finding it?

Links: { AO3 | Teaspoon }

As part of the big bang, [ profile] stormbrite kindly created art for this fic: AO3 | LJ.

Crossposts: [personal profile] john_amend_all [ profile] futuregenius [ profile] dwfiction

22nd-Jun-2015 10:47 pm - Meme ficlet: Wig, Dress, Accent
john_amend_all: (peri_stetson)
[ profile] liadtbunny prompted me: 8. Cross dressing and Six & Peri, please:)

Here goes. The original posts are still open if anyone's got any other prompts. <looks hopeful>

Wig, Dress, Accent )

21st-Jun-2015 07:56 pm - Reviving a meme
john_amend_all: (peri_stetson)

Pick a trope from this list and provide a fandom/pairing/moresome 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).

Tropes under the cut )
8th-Jun-2015 11:30 pm - WIP meme: Seven Lines
john_amend_all: (memepolice)

Memed from [personal profile] lost_spook:

Post seven lines from the seventh page of a current WIP.

My first thought was: "I write my fic in a text editor. What are these 'pages' of which you speak?". Anyway, I decided that a page was 24 lines, since that's how many lines you can get in an xterm by default. For the same reason, a line is 80 columns.

(Amusing fact: This being a seven-based meme, it also happens to be the seventh WIP list that I still have a copy of).
WIPs follow )

8th-May-2015 07:07 pm - Pairing-and-prompt meme II
Memed from [personal profile] lost_spook:
Give me a number and a pairing & I'll write a drabble or ficlet!
  1. glad you came
  2. team
  3. don't lie
  4. i'm coming home
  5. story of my life
  6. falling down
  7. clarity
  8. counting stars
  9. wake me up
  10. safe and sound
  11. lose yourself
  12. in the sun
  13. the monster
  14. burn
  15. sweet nothing
  16. i'm with you
  17. we believe
  18. thanks for the memories
  19. anything could happen
  20. little talks
  21. the pretender
  22. by the way
  23. sanctuary
  24. paradise
  25. where is my mind
john_amend_all: (wizard)
The Casefiles of Mr J G Reeder, by Edgar Wallace

Having been introduced to Mr Reeder by [personal profile] lost_spook's picspam of a couple of years ago, my interest was piqued when I caught sight of this book. It comprises three individual works:

  • Room 13
  • The Mind of Mr J G Reeder
  • Terror Keep

(I've subsequently found that all the stories are out of copyright in Australia, and hence can be downloaded).
Thoughts (spoiler-lite) )

Spoilers )

On a different topic, and since I was pinching elements of Moondial for fic the other day: The BBC have finally got round to reissuing the DVD.

(It includes an excellent example of TemptingFate, when Minty muses that her aunt's new guest will "probably [be] the most harmless old duck in the world".
Well, see for yourself. )


29th-Apr-2015 08:45 pm - AO3 stats 2015
john_amend_all: (gia)

Memed from [personal profile] lost_spook: Top ten AO3 works by various metrics

Self-indulgence )

25th-Apr-2015 09:55 pm - Ficlet: A Glimpse Of The Future
john_amend_all: (crichtardis)

I visited the Museum of London today, and got plotbunnied.

A Glimpse Of The Future: Georgina Jones, ~800 words )

11th-Apr-2015 02:08 pm - Fic: Girl of Her Dreams
john_amend_all: (angels)

My primary fic for the [community profile] unconventionalcourtship fest:

Title: Girl of Her Dreams
Author: [personal profile] john_amend_all
Fandom: Doctor Who
Pairing/Characters: Zoë Heriot / Victoria Waterfield
Rating: Teen
Length: 13534 words
Summary: Haunted by recurring nightmares of a young woman called Victoria Waterfield, Zoë decides to build a time machine and track her down. As you do.
Notes: Based on prompt 14: 'The Ninefold Key' by Rebecca Brandewyn. It started out so close to canon I couldn't resist.
The Ninefold Key )
Links: AO3 | Teaspoon

31st-Mar-2015 07:29 pm - Character Opinions Meme (ish)
john_amend_all: (memepolice)
Memed from [personal profile] lost_spook, a shippy variant of the annual character opinions meme:
Give me a character from a fandom I know and I'll tell you:
  1. Three words I would use to describe this character:
  2. All the people I ship romantically with this character:
  3. My non-romantic OTP for this character:
  4. My unpopular opinion about this character:
  5. One thing I wish would happen / had happened with this character in canon:
  6. My het ship:
  7. My fem/slash ship:
  8. My OTP:
  9. My OT3:
  10. My cross over ship:

Some questions from previous iterations of this meme that I may also feel like answering:

  1. Something about them I consider true, even though it's only my head canon/fanon.
  2. Do you love/hate/don’t feel strongly about this character?
  3. What’s your favorite trait of this character?
  4. What’s your favorite moment/event involving this character?
  5. If you could have one power/attribute/etc. of this character, what would it be?
  6. Prior to reading this question, have you ever pictured this character naked?
  7. When did you fall in love/hate with this character? If you don’t have any strong feelings toward them, why not?

Previous answers can be found under the Character Opinions Meme tag, covering Two, Jamie, Polly, Sam, Zoë, Vicki, Steel and Peri.

19th-Mar-2015 11:45 pm - Another Writing Questions Meme
john_amend_all: (gia)

Memed from [ profile] liadtbunny:

Ask me [one or more of these] questions about writing.

  1. Which is your favorite of the fics you've written for X fandom?
  2. Favorite piece overall?
  3. Which was the hardest to write, in terms of plot?
  4. Which has the most "you" in it, however you'd define that?
  5. What is an image/set of images that you're particularly proud of?
  6. Idea that you always wanted to write but could never make work?
  7. Least favorite plot point/chapter/moment?
  8. Favorite plot point/chapter/moment?
  9. Favorite character to write?
  10. Favorite line or lines of dialogue that you've written
  11. If I'm showing off just one of your pieces to someone, which one should it be?
  12. What WIPs do you have going now? Are you excited about them?
  13. Are there any things that might have happened in any of your stories, but you changed them at the last minute? (So-and-so dies, they don't actually kiss, main character has long extended ballet-based dream sequence, etc.)
  14. Would you want to write canon for any of your fandoms (like be hired by showrunner to do an episode)? Which one?
  15. Does font matter to you when you're writing a draft?
  16. 3 favorite comments ever received on fanfic.
  17. Any mean comments? How'd you deal with it? Who laid the smackdown?
  18. If you could go back and revise one of your older stories, which would it be?
  19. Do you make up scenes at work/on the bus/at the gym? Who are the characters that pop up the most? Do you write them down?
  20. Go nuts, and talk about writing.

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