anghraine: vader stopping a blaster with his hand; text: just another skywalker family holiday (anakin [skywalker family holiday])
Stolen from [personal profile] beatrice_otter .

Post the first line from your 25 most recent fanfics and try to find a pattern.

[A few of these are, inevitably, for my fave show The Borgias, so warning for conscious, consensual sibling incest]

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anghraine: a piece of paper covered in handwriting and a fountain pen; text: writer (writing)
I posted this at Tumblr, and then I thought it might be of more interest to the DW crowd :)

Join me, fellow fic writers, in a writing meme that has virtually nothing to do with Geoffrey Chaucer, but is how I think of it anyway.

Well, fic writers who like working within severe and arbitrary restrictions for no particular reason. If you feel like it. No pressure!—I’m just having fun, and feel like sharing it.

How does it work?

1. Write a fic with seven sections. How you divide the sections up in terms of plot/character/whatever is entirely up to you. There just need to be seven of them.

2. Each section has seven sentences. Exactly seven. Feel free to abuse semi-colons, colons, hyphens, whatever. But no more and no less than seven.

3. If you want a fancy (or not so fancy) quote at the beginning, that’s cool—as long as it’s also seven lines. But feel free to abuse the ellipsis. It just needs to be seven as quoted.

And seven shall be the number of thy counting writing!

(Inspired in part by Chaucer’s invention and incessant use of “rime royal,” strict seven-line stanzas, and in part by ye olde drabble of exactly 100 words. Ergo: rime royal the meme!)

Hits meme!

May. 3rd, 2016 09:48 pm
anghraine: darcy (david rintoul) and elizabeth (elizabeth garvie) smiling at each other (darcy and elizabeth)
I stole it from [personal profile] tree , because I want to feel accomplished despite having not written anything. (And also, I'm procrastinating on reading the second half of Mill on the Floss, which scarred me in my sensitive adolescence.)

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anghraine: carrie fisher and mark hamill grinning widely; text: laughing & half-divine (luke and leia [laughing and half-divine])
Stolen from [personal profile] sqbr . Aaaand DW lost my prologue, so I'll just leave it at-- I started this at 11-something PM, and now it's just past midnight. Happy New Year!

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AO3 meme

Nov. 5th, 2015 07:10 pm
anghraine: brown-haired cartoon girl with a wide smile, large black eyes, a bloodstained shawl, a cup of tea, a sword, and a crown (me (as author!))
Long day (short version: nothing is wrong with my brain, my neck is alarmingly straight) so - a meme!

Stolen from [personal profile] sixbeforelunch (hi *waves*).

Account Created: 19 November 2009, care of [personal profile] hl, back when men were men, women were women, and closed betas were closed betas
Link to AO3: anghraine
Total Works: 151, but this is a lie, there are more on Tumblr that I haven't gotten around to crossposting

Total Wordcount: 675,856. um.
Average Wordcount: 4,476
Longest Story: we get dark, only to shine (140k WIP for The Borgias, incest/murder/blasphemy/underage/historical inaccuracy/don't click if you still had a good opinion of me)
Shortest Story: Real Mothers (48, SW one-shot, and wow, I seriously need to get the Tumblr scraps up)

Total Kudos: 6,872
Average Kudos: 45
Story With the Most Kudos: we get dark only to shine, though I haven't even checked. Let's see--yep. 703.

Total Comment Threads: 621
Average Comment Threads: 5
Story With the Most Comment Threads: I'm sorry.

Total Author Subscriptions: 102
Total Story Subscriptions: 404
Story With the Most Subscriptions: it turns out Pope Alexander was Catholic (151).

Total Bookmarks: 1,230.
Story With the Most Bookmarks: guess (104). Wait, I thought that had, like, 75--ohhh, that's including the hidden ones. Heh, I have ascended to problematic fave!

Stories With No Comments or Kudos: none =)
anghraine: from the 2005 p&p: darcy standing at a piano while georgiana plays it (Default)
I was hoping to catch up before my birthday in *squints* forty minutes (though I guess I can give myself until 8:10, haha), which seems fairly unlikely. But, more!

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anghraine: from the 2005 p&p: darcy standing at a piano while georgiana plays it (darcy/emma [world domination])
Over at Tumblr, I've sort of-kind of been keeping up with it, on-again off-again, since I finished school. So!

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Upgoer 5!

Jan. 29th, 2013 01:28 pm
anghraine: picture of luke; text: my fandom has been whining longer than your fandom has existed (luke [whining])
This kept popping up on my f-list, so: some personality theory in the 1000 most common words in the English language. (Not counting theorist's names, which may be cheating, but whatever.)
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anghraine: the infant leia in her blankets; text: hope (leia [hope])
I found this via sqbr: being the change I want to see in my f-list, for those of us who are missing conversation on the text-based journaling sites. Mine:

1. name: anghraine at dreamwidth/Tumblr, elizabeth_hoot at lj (DW and LJ are crossposted)
2. age(ish): 26
3. primary fandoms: Avatar (mostly LOK), Austen (mostly P&P), Star Wars (don't like the prequels, but try not to be obnoxious about it)
4. other stuff you're into, but maybe don't blog about (unless you find more people who'd want to hear about it): Middle-earth (first fandom, but I haven't blogged about it in years), Narnia, Harry Potter, Doctor Who (Four!), Young Wizards, the Secret Garden, Eddings, She-Ra, Tamora Pierce, the Hollow Crown, Psych, Good Omens. Lots of stuff I never found fannish friends for and wasn't fascinated by enough to carry on all by myself. I also like multifandom discussions and fandom studies and such.
5. non-fannish interests?: Eighteenth-century literature and history, lit-crit generally, psychology (my minor), gender/sexuality, politics (American, Democrat).
6. my journal reads like...: about equal parts memes and fic (mostly one-shots and WIPs), with the occasional long-winded meta or rant.
7. f-list turnoffs: fandom gatekeeping. Anything about what constitutes true fans or what contingent is ruining fandom or the canon, and mostly condemning contingents of the fanbase rather than disagreeing with their opinions. A lot of anti-woobie rants have annoyed me lately.

anghraine: regency man holding a book; text: love, pride & delicacy (darcy)
I grabbed this one from [personal profile] lettered  and [personal profile] lotesse .

Pick a character I've written and I'll list the top ideas/concepts/etc I keep in mind while writing them that I believe are essential to accurately depicting them.*

*I don't think it follows that if other people don't have those concepts in mind they're inaccurately depicting them. For what it's worth.

anghraine: tarrlok bloodbending; text: shadow of the moon (tarrlok [shadow of the moon])
From ladyhadhafang.

Make a post to your journal. The post should contain your list of 10 holiday wishes. The wishes can be anything at all, from simple and fandom-related: fics, picspams, fanmixes, etc, to medium: dvds, books, bracelets, etc, to really big: a new computer, a car, etc. (If you wish for real life things (not fics or icons), make sure you include some sort of contact info in your post, whether it’s your address or just your e-mail address where Santa (or one of his elves) could get in touch with you).

Step Two

Surf around your reading list to see who has posted their list. If you see a wish you can grant, go for it! Either make that fandom item, or hey sometimes someone’s trash is another’s treasure, maybe they wanted a leather jacket for cosplaying Jason Todd and you’ve been meaning to give one to a thrift store, etc, etc, etc. .

You needn’t spend money on these wishes unless you want to. The point isn’t to put people out, it’s to provide everyone a chance to give and to receive. There are no rules with this project, no guarantees, and no strings attached. Just… wish and try to fill and you’ll have the joy of knowing you made someone’s holiday special.

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Nov. 30th, 2012 08:40 am
anghraine: from the 2005 p&p: darcy standing at a piano while georgiana plays it (unconditional [to protect you])
grabbed from [personal profile] sathari!

Give me a number(s) and I'll answer the corresponding question

1 - Your current OTP
2 - A pairing you initially didn’t consider but someone changed your mind
3 - A pairing you have never liked and probably never will
4 - A pairing you wish you liked but just can’t
5 - Have you added anything stupid/cracky/hilarious to your fandom, if so, what
6 - What’s the longest you’ve ever been in a fandom
7 - Do you remember your first OTP, if so who was in it
8 - Do you prefer characters from real action series or anime series
9 - Has the internet caused you to stop liking any fandoms, if so, which and why
10 - Name a fandom you didn’t care/think about until you saw it all over tumblr your social network sites
11 - How do you feel about the other people in your current fandom
12 - Your favorite fanartist/author gives you one request, what do you ask for
13 - Your favorite fanart or fanartist
14 - Your favorite fanfiction or fanauthor
15 - Choose a song at random, which OTP does it remind you of
16 - Invent a random AU for any fandom (we always need more ideas)
17 - A ship you’ve abandoned and why
18 - A pairing you ship that you don’t think anyone else ships
19 - Show us an example of your personal headcanon
20 - Do you remember what your first fanwork was?
21 - Self-rec: What's your favorite fanwork you've created?
22 - Are you one of those fans who can’t watch anything without shipping
23 - 5 favorite characters from 5 different fandoms
24 - 3 OTPs from 3 different fandoms
25 - A fandom you’re in but have no ships from
26 - Just ramble about something fan-related, go go go
anghraine: brown-haired cartoon girl with a wide smile, large black eyes, a bloodstained shawl, a cup of tea, a sword, and a crown (me (as author!))
WITNESS PROTECTION NAME (mother's & father's middle names): Elain Patrick

STAR WARS NAME (the first 2 letters of your last name, first 4 letters of your first name): Bumary

DETECTIVE NAME (favorite color, favorite animal): Grey Cat

SOAP OPERA NAME (middle name, city where you live): Elizabeth Portland

ROCK STAR NAME (current pet's name, current street name): Wicked Jackson

PORN NAME (1st pet, street you grew up on): Merlin Riding Fulton Birch Bay-Lynden Carson

Sexiest porn name ever, am I right? I like the soap opera one, though!
anghraine: English: a language that lurks in dark alleys, beats up other languages & rifles through their pockets for spare vocab (english)
Trying to finish some things up (mostly because f_fa made me feel guilty, lol), but for now, more memeing!

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Days 8 & 9

Oct. 17th, 2012 07:54 pm
anghraine: from the 2005 p&p: darcy standing at a piano while georgiana plays it (darcy/emma [world domination])
Ugh, had my neuroscience exam today. I feel much the same way about neuroscience as I do about my stats class: struggling to get through it now, planning to forget everything once it's over. Also, I'm discovering that some meals just shouldn't come out of a box.

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Day 7

Oct. 15th, 2012 01:32 pm
anghraine: darcy (david rintoul) and elizabeth (elizabeth garvie) smiling at each other (darcy and elizabeth)
A friend on tumblr is encouraging me to do Yuletide. I never have and there are some very appealing fandoms there (Mansfield Park! Heyer! The Hollow Crown! Emelan! She-Ra!) - and after the au_bigbang, 1k is nothing - but ... idk. I got pretty spoiled the last few years!

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Day 4!

Oct. 12th, 2012 10:58 pm
anghraine: watercolour of jane austen; text: intj (jane austen (was an intj))
I was rather at a loss for this one - so many choices! - until I remembered one particularly glorious passage.

Day 4: What is your favourite quote from the books?

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Day 3

Oct. 11th, 2012 11:04 pm
anghraine: darcy (david rintoul) and elizabeth (elizabeth garvie) smiling at each other (darcy and elizabeth)
This one's another shocker!

Day 3: What is your favourite book?

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Day 2

Oct. 10th, 2012 05:15 pm
anghraine: regency man holding a book; text: love, pride & delicacy (darcy)
I'm sure this one will be super suspenseful.

Day 2: Who is your favourite male character?

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