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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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22nd-Oct-2016 11:30 pm - Still around
john_amend_all: (shipping)

Small incursion at Coal Hill, not many dead

Watched the first episode of Class. Not sure yet if I'll bother with the second. I can't think of that much else to say about it.

The story to fit this sensational headline has not turned up yet

Woke the other day with a sentence in my head: "Now, now, sir, for all I know the stained glass could have already been there before they broke in." Now all I need is the rest of the fic to go with it.

'Tis love, 'tis love, that makes the world go round

I added a few more prompts to the Unconventional Courtship generator. Results )

26th-Sep-2016 01:04 am - A couple of things
john_amend_all: (wiztardis)
  1. Came across an interview where one of the interviewees was Jessica Martin, from before she got cast as Mags. Definitely would have been improved by a werewolf transformation or two.
  2. Added a couple of prompts to the UC pairing generator, and got some results that I rather liked: Cut for space )
18th-Sep-2016 03:36 pm - Writing meme: Answers
john_amend_all: (ulkesh)

These took some time to come up with, mostly because of trying to think of answers of more than a sentence for the trope-based questions.

Answers follow )
13th-Sep-2016 08:53 pm - Writing meme
john_amend_all: (wizard)
Memed from [personal profile] lost_spook:
Give me a number or two and I'll try to answer the question.
  1. How did you come up with the title to [insert fic]?
  2. Any of your stories inspired by personal experience?
  3. What character do you identify with most?
  4. Is there a song or a playlist to associate with [insert fic]?
  5. If you wrote a sequel to [insert fic], what would it be about?
  6. Care to share a favorite hurt/comfort fic?
  7. Care to share a favorite crack fic?
  8. How would you describe your style?
  9. Do you have a guilty pleasure in fic (reading or writing)?
  10. Write or describe an alternative ending to [insert fic].
  11. What's the angstiest idea you've ever come up with?
  12. What's the weirdest AU you've ever come up with?
  13. Got any premises on the back burner that you'd care to share?
  14. Is there a fic you wish someone else would write (or finish) for you?
  15. How do you begin a story—with the plot, or the characters?
  16. Are you what George R. R. Martin would call an "architect" or a "gardener"? (How much do you plan in advance, versus letting the story unfold as you go?)
  17. Do you have any discarded scenes/storylines/projects?
  18. Are there any writers (fanfic or otherwise) you consider an influence?
  19. Any fandom tropes you can't resist?
  20. Any fandom tropes you can't stand?
  21. A pairing you might like to write for, but haven't tried yet.
  22. A secondary (or underrated) character you want to see more of in fic?
  23. Do you like more general prompts, or more specific ones?
  24. A character you enjoy making suffer.
  25. A character you want to protect.
  26. Major character death--do you ever write/read it? Is there a character whose death you can't tolerate?

(My fic at AO3, if you want to refresh your memory)

30th-Aug-2016 09:43 pm - Seen in the news
john_amend_all: (wiztardis)
  • 'Power of the Daleks' is supposedly being animated. Probably best to take a grain of salt with this: this claim comes from the Mirror, the same paper that once confidently predicted the Ninth Doctor would be played by Sean Bean.

  • Mark Carne, the chief of Network Rail, thinks Victorian railway architecture is of much higher quality than the 'shoddy workmanship' of the 1960s, full of asbestos and dodgy concrete (paywalled, requires a Times subscription). Mr Adamant would doubtless nod approvingly. Though, to be fair to the 1960s, Victorian railway architecture wasn't immune from jerrybuilding; after 115+ years, you'd expect to be left with the more robust bits.

    Now, if Network Rail are in the mood for sensitive treatment of heritage, and since Euston's got to be rebuilt for HS2, how about reinstating that arch?

john_amend_all: (ulkesh)
The characters were:
  1. Felicity Dormer [Lord Peter Wimsey series]
  2. Data [Star Trek: TNG]
  3. Martha Jones [Doctor Who]
  4. Esmerelda Weatherwax [Discworld]
  5. Ariadne [Magic and Mayhem video game]
  6. Mina Harker [Dracula 1968]
  7. Ace [Doctor Who]
  8. Josiah Larkin [Wylder's Hand]
  9. Ambrose Chitterwick [The Poisoned Chocolates Case]
  10. Louise [AAL!]
  11. Monica Stanton [And So To Murder]
  12. Jamie McCrimmon [Doctor Who]
  13. Ace Rimmer [Red Dwarf]
  14. Amy Pond [Doctor Who]
  15. Jaws [James Bond films]
romanajo123 asked: )
pedanther asked: )
lost_spook asked: )
liadtbunny asked: )
17th-Aug-2016 08:05 pm - Fifteen Characters Meme
john_amend_all: (gia)
Memed from [personal profile] lost_spook:
  1. Make a list of fifteen characters first, and keep it to yourself for the moment.
  2. Ask your f-list 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?"
  3. After your f-list has stopped asking questions, round them up and answer them using the fifteen characters you selected beforehand, then post them.
7th-Aug-2016 12:18 am - Domestic Pairings: One more fic
john_amend_all: (shipping)
[ profile] daibhid_c prompted for what turned out to be Tegan Jovanka / Nyssa of Traken - sorting the bookshelf.

Language Transparency (630 words) by JohnAmendAll
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Doctor Who (1963)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Tegan Jovanka/Nyssa of Traken
Characters: Tegan Jovanka, Nyssa of Traken
Summary: The TARDIS's ability to translate everything you say, hear and read is so convenient. Why wouldn't you want it?

3rd-Aug-2016 12:19 am - Domestic Pairings: The fic
john_amend_all: (samnjamie)

Here are the 8 pairings that got prompts. The other 12 will remain obscure.

2. Otto Flick / Helga Geerhart - doing the dishes ([personal profile] lost_spook) 247 words )

6. Vicki Pallister / Steven Taylor - Mowing the lawn ([personal profile] lost_spook) 238 words )
7. Adam Adamant / Georgina Jones - making the bed ([ profile] romanajo123) 638 words )
9. Lucie Miller / Karen Coltraine - Dusting ([ profile] liadtbunny) 566 words )
10. Samantha Briggs / Jamie McCrimmon - ironing ([ profile] femme_slash_fan) 374 words )
12. Dorcas Brandon / Rachel Lake - shopping ([ profile] femme_slash_fan) 564 words )
13. Leela / Lish Toos - grocery shopping ([ profile] romanajo123) 538 words )
20. Rani Chandra / Clyde Langer - Cleaning the loo ([ profile] liadtbunny 313 words )

2nd-Aug-2016 08:12 pm - Statistical oddity
john_amend_all: (samnjamie)
Number of fics in the Unconventional Courtship collection: 100
Number tagged as het: 43
Number of those written by me: 3

Number tagged as femslash: 9
Number of those written by me: 3

Number tagged as gen: 5
Number of those written by me: 3

Obviously it takes a certain mindset to take a romance-novel prompt and write it as gen, but I'm still surprised that over half of it is down to me.

Also: if the fest is run again I somehow don't think I'll end up writing three slash pairings, even if it would make the numbers even tidier.
30th-Jul-2016 09:39 pm - Domestic Pairings Meme
john_amend_all: (silverliz)
Reviving this meme, because it was quite fun four years ago:
I've got a list of 20 of my favourite pairings. All you need to do is give me a number (1-20) and a mundane household chore, like folding laundry or doing dishes, and I'll write a snippet and explain how the task would go, in-character for that pairing and universe.

(OK, to be honest, the 20 pairings in my list aren't necessarily my favourites, but the ones I think may generate workable prompts for this meme. So if you see Ten/Rose show up, don't judge me 😅.)

If you want to play and can't think of 20 favourite pairings, you can always try suggestions from random generators. Beware of brain breakage, though.

28th-Jul-2016 10:02 pm - Fic: The Rags of Time
john_amend_all: (crichtardis)

This is my fic for [ profile] heroinebigbang, Round 4. I hadn't planned to publicise it anywhere until the proper post went live on the comm, but while it's stuck in the moderation queue people are already finding the fic on AO3 and Teaspoon, so I might as well come clean.

Title: The Rags Of Time
Fandom: Doctor Who

Story by: [personal profile] john_amend_all
Art by: [ profile] erinm_4600
Cover and summary )

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