Take any one of the fandoms you know I write/rec/read AND give me a type of AU (space opera AU, pirate AU, superhero AU, etc) or another time period (Ancient Rome, Regency England, etc). I will then explain the gist of the story I would write for that AU.
If I made Cinderella, the audience would immediately be looking for a body in the coach. —Alfred Hitchcock

When I write a story, what do readers immediately look for?

From the New York Times list of Top 100 SF/F books, as picked by readers.
Those I've READ are in bold, those I've read PART OF are underlined, those I INTEND to read are in italics:

The list )


Pick one of my fics, and I'll give you three details that didn't make it into the fic. Background canon, deleted scenes, or a look into the future. My choice, but if you have a specific question you can ask it in your request.
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( Jul. 25th, 2011 08:33 pm)
There are things I maybe ought to be doing, but I'm semi-bored and procrastinating and the media are depressing me with its constant focus on the horror story in Norway, and - well, anyway, stealing a meme.

Speculation: if there was a Big Bang out there that assigned you an author (me), what fanfiction would you like me to write for you at 50,000+ words?

Be as detailed as you like: characters, pairings, threesomes, fandom, genre, theme, plot, setting, historical period...this is an exercise for your imagination and you wouldn't have to write it! ;)

Disclaimer: Naturally, I am NOT actually taking prompts for 50,000-word pieces (do you want me to lose what little mind I have left, heh heh?) but is just for fun! And also this is like a poll that shows me my strengths as perceived by you, my flist, because, after all, it's all about me, right? ;) Have fun!

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( Jun. 25th, 2011 04:47 pm)
Comment with "Come at me, bro"

• I'll respond by asking you five questions so I can get to know you better.
• Update your journal with the answers to the questions.
• Include this explanation in the post and offer to ask other people questions.

[livejournal.com profile] piratepurple asked me:

Read more... )
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( Jun. 8th, 2011 03:02 pm)
Name a character in any of my fandoms and I'll tell you 3-4 things about them from my personal fanon-take on said character.
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( Apr. 27th, 2011 07:43 pm)

1. Comment to this post with "I surrender!" and I'll assign you the basis of some TV show idea. (post-apocalyptic scifi-fi drama, fantasy, noir gumshoe pulp, criminal procedure...IN SPACE, historical drama WITH WEREWOLVES, 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.

[livejournal.com profile] aella_irene gave me the prompt: Historical crime procedural...in space! - which has lead me along some - kind of odd paths... and probably not as much crime procedural as it could have been...


Danelagen )



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( Mar. 30th, 2011 10:28 pm)
First the list:

1. Gabriel (Supernatural)
2. Susan Sto Helit (Discworld)
3. Commodore James Norrington (Potc)
4. Lord Miles Naismith Vorkosigan (Vorkosigan saga)
5. Lord Peter Wimsey (Wimsey mysteries)
6. Methos (Highlander)
7. Jack Sparrow Captain Jack Sparrow (PotC)
8. Lisbeth Salander (Stieg Larsson's Millennium-trilogy)
9. Åland (Scandinavia and the World)
10. Loke (Valhalla comics)

And then, the scenarios )
 Cheerfully commandeered from [info]icarus_chained, since it looked fun.

I'm looking at a list of 10 characters. Gimme questions for them?

Things along the lines of What happens when 3 and 7 have to look after a baby, or 1, 5, and 9 are stuck on a desert island. Three months later, what does the rescue ship find?
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( Mar. 17th, 2011 02:37 pm)

So, what if I claimed intermittent attacks of boredom and ennui as of late and thought it might be fun to do a dvd commentary or two for some of my (non-WIP) fics? Would anybody like to pick fic for me to commentary-ize?

Ask me a fandom-related question in the comments. This can be fandom specific, general, or about fandom/lj stuff/fic writing/etc. in general. Questions can be as wacky as you want. Ask me about tv shows, characters, fanfic, fandom issues/meta, anything about any of my stories specifically. Whatever you want.

And they wonder why academics are reluctant to leave the big cities (read: Copenhagen, maybe Århus Aarhus). I wonder if the fact that, when you inevitably wind up unemployed, you have to go to bloody Odense (no offense to any Odense natives reading) for a mere cv-samtale with your a-kasse might be a clue??? Seriously, fifth largest urban center in the country not big enough for you to fucking visit??????????

Anyway, to think of other things than the kinks (of the non-fun variety) in the much-lauded flexicurity system, a meme:

Out of curiosity, if I was chained up in your attic/study/basement/library/secret lair, and I had to I would write you one story, what would you ask for? Or alternately, what's something you always hoped I'd write but think isn't likely to happen?

Meme was abducted at gunpoint from [livejournal.com profile] icarus_chained - who hopefully doesn't mind.

1. Go to my fic post and pick out a line or two from one of my stories. (Must be a full line, please -- no sentence fragments or speech tags - except where I've written sentence frags, obviously -_-;)
2. I will respond with which story of mine I think it's from.
3. A drabble to anyone who stumps me. If you do stump me, feel free to request a situation and characters.
Comment with the name of a female character & I'll tell you why I love her.
Commandeered from [livejournal.com profile] raphe1 

The first TEN people to comment in this post get to request that I write a ficlet of any pairing/character of their choosing (within reason, people. Within reason :P). In return, they have to post this in their journal, regardless of their ability level. (If you absolutely can't write, I don't see why you wouldn't be able to offer drawings or icons or something instead.

One additional condition - no PotC requests, please. If I've squeed or something about a fandom or you are otherwise sure I know it, go ahead - I want to expand my horizon, so to speak ;-)
Reply to this post, and I'll tell you one reason why I like you -- then put this in your own journal, and spread the love!
What's surprised you the most about me (if anything) since beginning to read my LJ (or when you met me IRL, for those who have)? Has anything about me been completely unexpected or have I always fit the picture of me you had in your head?


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