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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 )
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
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 )

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