john_amend_all: (wiztardis)
2037-11-23 12:24 pm
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Resource Post

'Prompt me' posts )

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

Fanfic masterlist )
Random generators )
john_amend_all: (crichtardis)
2017-07-24 12:16 am

Christmas special trailer

The trailer for the 2017 DW Christmas special can be found here or here. Thoughts on the trailer )

In other news: I recently discovered that a romance novel author asked P. G. Wodehouse if they could use the name Rosie M. Banks. He said yes. I'm tempted to add the summary to the Generator, perhaps with an explanatory note.

john_amend_all: (gia)
2017-07-10 11:35 pm

UC generator update

I've done a minor update to the Unconventional Courtship generator, to allow you to select fandoms individually. There's now a tickbox beside each fandom — if you click on the fandom name it will select only that fandom, as before, but if you click on the tickboxes you can toggle which fandoms are included. So if (for example) you just want the characters from B5 and B7 with no intervention from Miss Austen, that should now be possible.

Let me know if you find any problems — it's quite possible I've introduced some heinous error. The encoding method I've used also means the generator will be limited to 31 fandoms maximum, though we're nowhere near that limit yet. Of course, I couldn't resist testing it... )

john_amend_all: (ulkesh)
2017-07-04 11:09 pm

Fic commentary: Recruit

[personal profile] lost_spook also suggested I might like to explain what I thought I was doing with Recruit.

We are all Kosh... )

john_amend_all: (gia)
2017-07-04 07:09 pm

PSA: Rehost images on Photobucket

Photobucket appear to be shutting down hotlinking (unless you pay a three-figure annual fee).

At the time of writing, this doesn't seem to have affected images of mine hosted on PB (mainly Unconventional Courtship banners), but for those with images on PB it may be as well to start looking for alternative hosting.

john_amend_all: (portal)
2017-07-01 12:08 am

Fic commentary meme

Memed from [personal profile] lost_spook:
Pick any story I've written, or, in the case of my longer, chaptered works, any chapter from any story I've written, and comment to this post with that selection. I will then give you the equivalent of a DVD commentary on that snippet: what I was thinking when I wrote it, why I wrote it in the first place, what's going on in the character's heads, why I chose certain words, what this moment means in the context of the rest of the fic, lots of awful puns, and anything else that you’d expect to find on a DVD commentary track.

(You can find ones I've done previously under the commentary tag).

john_amend_all: (ulkesh)
2017-06-15 10:52 pm

Once more, with tags

I'm obviously far too obscure for my own good. The fandom was actually Babylon Five (though there's also a nod to The Man Who Was Thursday). Here are the headers:

Title: Recruit
Author: [personal profile] john_amend_all
Fandom: Babylon Five
Characters: OCs, Ulkesh Naranek
Rating: All ages
Word count: ~1900
Disclaimer: Ulkesh was created by J. Michael Straczynski.
Summary: In Victorian London, a working girl finds she's on the side of the angels.

(AO3 link)

john_amend_all: (wizard)
2017-06-14 11:59 pm

Fic: Recruit

This isn't any of my WIPs, but it wanted to be written.

Also, I'm not including headers or tags, because it'd be interesting to know at what point you recognised the fandom / characters (if you did).

Recruit )
john_amend_all: (zoebel)
2017-05-29 12:43 pm

Ficlet: Walking Work Of Code

The other week, [personal profile] romanajo123 left a comment on Aedos which plotbunnied me:

Walking Work Of Code (353 words) by JohnAmendAll
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Doctor Who (1963)
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Second Doctor, Jamie McCrimmon, Zoe Heriot
Additional Tags: Ficlet
Summary: Zoë's determined to make the most of her holographic clothing.

john_amend_all: (angels)
2017-05-24 10:38 pm

WIP meme

Memed from [personal profile] lost_spook and [personal profile] liadtbunny, a WIP meme. Though given the amount of writing I've done in the past five months, the possibility of any of these seeing the light of day seems remote:

WIPs follow )
john_amend_all: (gia)
2017-05-21 10:44 pm

First Lines Meme

Lifted from [personal profile] lost_spook:
List the first five (or so) lines of your last 20 stories (or however many you have altogether. WIPs count). See if there are any patterns.
First lines follow )
john_amend_all: (wiztardis)
2017-05-12 11:19 pm

Ficlet: Andromeda

From the ficlet meme back in March, I've actually written something. This was from [personal profile] romanajo123's prompt: Ace & Ray - “You’re supposed to talk me out of this.”

Andromeda (509 words) by JohnAmendAll
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Doctor Who (1963)
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Rachel 'Ray' Defwydd, Ace McShane
Summary: Ray supposed it was very mythological, being chained to a rock waiting for something unpleasant to slither out of the sea and eat you.

john_amend_all: (zoebel)
2017-03-28 10:31 pm

Fic Questions Meme

Pinched from [personal profile] lost_spook:
Choose a fic I've written and 1 (or more) question(s) from the list below:
Questions follow )

(My fic at: AO3 | Teaspoon | TTRArchive)

john_amend_all: (peri_stetson)
2017-03-25 07:29 pm

Mea culpa, mea maxima cul— hey, meme!

I haven't been writing anything, and I've still got a fake TV show to come up with at some point (I've cast, um, one actress so far). So obviously it's the perfect time to snatch up a prompt meme from [personal profile] lost_spook (and then head off to tumblr to fill in the gaps).

So... Give me two characters or more (pairing or otherwise) and a prompt number and I’ll write a ficlet:

prompts follow )

2017-03-19 11:04 pm

Drive-by

Liz Kendall makes rather a good Michelle of the Resistance. (UK only link, sorry. Though if you're outside the UK, at least you avoid having your brain melted by Michael Portillo's take on Crabtree).
john_amend_all: (zoebel)
2017-03-05 12:17 am

Big Finish could make a series of this

... if you gave them half a chance.
146) Deeper - Megan Hart
Twenty years ago she had her whole life spread out before her.She was Isobel Watkins, a fresh-scrubbed, middle-class student ready to conquer the design world. And she was taken. Absolutely and completely. But not by Elizabeth, her well-groomed, intellectual girlfriend who had hinted more than once about a ring. No. During that summer she met Zoë Heriot, the moody, dark-haired, local bad girl. She was, to put it mildly, not someone she could take home to Daddy. Instead, Zoë became her dirty little secret — a fervent sexual accomplice who knew how to ignite an all-consuming obsession she had no idea she carried deep within her. Isobel had always wondered what happened to Zoë after that summer. And now, back at the beach house and taking a break from responsibility, from marriage, from life, she discovers her heartbreaking fate — and why she never came back for her. Suddenly Zoë's name is on her lips... her hands on her thighs... dark hair and eyes called back from the swirling gray of purgatory's depths.
(I also wonder if the generator's pick for romantic false lead was Liz Shaw or Elizabeth Bennet).
john_amend_all: (peri_stetson)
2017-02-25 10:19 pm

I have to bow, however reluctantly, to your logic.

Memed from [personal profile] lost_spook:

  1. Comment to this post with "I surrender!" and I'll assign you the basis of some TV show idea. (Science fiction show, medical drama, criminal procedure, etc...)
  2. Create a cast of characters, including the actors who'd play them.
  3. Add in any actor photos, character bios and show synopsis that you want.
  4. Post to your own journal.

2017-02-15 07:07 pm

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Memed from [tumblr.com profile] stitching-in-time:

Give me a character and I’ll tell you my headcanon for:

  • What they smell like:
  • How they sleep (sleeping position, schedule, etc):
  • What music they enjoy:
  • How much time they spend getting ready every morning:
  • Their favourite thing to collect:
  • Left or right-handed:
  • Religion (if any):
  • Favourite sport:
  • Favourite touristy thing to do when travelling (museums, local food, sightseeing, etc):
  • Favourite kind of weather:
  • A weird/obscure fear they have:
  • The carnival/arcade game they always win without fail: