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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 )
11th-Aug-2015 10:48 pm - Characters in a fandom meme
john_amend_all: (crichtardis)
Memed from [ profile] liadtbunny:
Give me a show/fandom and I'll tell you:
  • The first character I fell in love with;
  • The character who is my ‘baby’;
  • The character who I do not understand;
  • The character that I think the show ruined;
  • The most attractive male and female character;
  • The character death that was the worst for me;
  • The character that is the most like me;
  • The character I think the writer(s) love;
  • The character that I just want to be happy;
  • My four favorite characters, past or present;
  • My four least favorite characters, past or present.
8th-Aug-2015 11:01 am - Fun with text classifiers
john_amend_all: (gia)

Following a BBC news link led me to this site, with various analysers you can use on works you've written.

I tried a few of my fics in some of the analysers, and found that I seem to be fairly consistent, whether I'm writing in my own narrative voice, as John Watson, or as Lily Carson:

  • My fics were written by a woman (~60% probability). Maybe it's because it can tell it's fanfic, and MostFanficWritersAreGirls?
  • My age category is in the 65-100 range(!).
  • My prose style is closest to Frank Baum, followed by Lewis Carroll. Except when I'm trying to write as Watson, where it's Frank Baum followed by Oscar Wilde.
  • All the fics registered as having negative, rather than positive sentiment.
  • On the other hand, my own narrative voice is usually 'happy', while John Watson and Lily Carson are both 'upset'. (This one in particular seems to be completely bonkers. My piece of Steven / Vicki fluff registers as 'upset', while my Zoë-with-dementia fic registers as 'happy'. I'm pretty sure my moods writing those two were the exact opposite!)
  • Lily and Watson have ESFP personalities; my narrative voice tends more to the ESFJ. The ESFP in particular is quite an achievement, seeing that when I actually did a Meyers-Briggs test I came out as INTJ, the exact opposite.
  • Watson and I are instinctive; Lily is exploitive.

31st-Jul-2015 06:49 pm - 15-word fic meme: The fic
john_amend_all: (shipping)

I did force myself to stay within the 15-word limit — which is tough, and sadly means those prompts demanding a deeper exploration will have to remain unexplored.

The fic )

While I'm here, I'll share a couple of Unconventional Courtship generator prompts that amused me:

Randomly generated nonsense )

28th-Jul-2015 11:44 pm - Double-drabble: Solution by Induction
john_amend_all: (wiztardis)
I started thinking how this prompt from the generator might work out:
310) Night of the Living Wed by Michele Hauf
Amy Pond and Lyta Alexander's evening turns deadly when some uninvited guests show up at their friend's party — a horde of hungry zombies. The couple is in a fight for their lives when a new, heroic side of Lyta emerges, and she vows to protect Amy no matter the cost….

It worked out like this. Solution by Induction )

27th-Jul-2015 10:05 pm - 15-word fic meme
john_amend_all: (shipping)
Memed from [personal profile] lost_spook:

Fic/shipping meme

  1. Write down the names of 10 characters.
  2. Allow other people to leave prompts!
  3. Write a fic of fifteen words or less for every prompt, using the characters determined by the numbers. Do NOT read the prompts before you do step 1.

(E.G. 1 + 10 - at the Beach, or 5 + 6 - happy endings)

25th-Jul-2015 12:35 am - Character Opinions Meme Variant
john_amend_all: (gia)

It's been a long time (five years!) since this meme; maybe it's worth another go-round.

Give me a character from any fandom, tv show, movie, book you know that I know and I will tell you:

a. My favorite thing about that character.
b. My least favorite thing about that character.
c. One person I would ship them with in their own verse.
d. One crossover ship for them I think would be neat.
e. One crossover universe for them I think would be even neater.
f. Their ship from hell.
g. Their song.
h. The title of their biography or autobiography.
i. The last bad dream they had.
j. How they're gonna shuffle off the mortal coil, if they haven't already.

(My answers from last time: Treguard of Dunshelm; Polly Wright)

4th-Jul-2015 10:49 pm - 12 Characters Meme
john_amend_all: (gia)
I was bored and testing the facility that lets my fake Genremixer hand off its characters to the 12 Characters Meme.

The characters are:

  1. Ace Rimmer
  2. Sarah Jane Smith
  3. Leela
  4. Flashheart
  5. Ace McShane
  6. Vicki Pallister
  7. Amy Pond
  8. Samantha Briggs
  9. Sara Kingdom
  10. Jamie McCrimmon
  11. Jo Grant
  12. Victoria Waterfield
And the answers are... )
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
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