Age of the Geek, Baby (lorax) wrote,
Age of the Geek, Baby


Looking for apartments/townhouses/houses for rent is kind of baffling. And apparently there are a lot of hidden realtors' fees if you try to use one in Massachusetts, so we're wary of asking for help since we'll already be strapped for cash by moving. We're continually debating the logistics of the move, how we're doing it, where exactly we want to look, but we are getting closer to actual moving and consensus, which is both exciting and scary.

30 days of fanfic
9 – Pairings – For each of the fandoms from day two, what are your three favorite pairings to write?
Since I kind of screwed up day two, I don't have an exact fandom list, but I'll list most of them.
Buffy/Angel - My Buffy stuff is probably the most gen-oriented. I'm not terribly shippy and I tend to write more characters than ships. But the ones I read/like the most are probably: Buffy/Faint, Oz/Xander, and Gunn/Wes, with Connor-centric crossover ships being my dark horse.
Firefly - River/Mal, River/Simon, Zoe/Wash. I'll also read Kaylee/Mal, Kaylee/Inara, Kaylee/River, and Mal/Zoe/Wash, and sometimes Mal/Simon, though I'm kind of super picky about that. And I'll read YoSaffBridge/anyone. Writing wise though, it's mostly River/Simon that I've written, or gen.
Harry Potter - Remus/Sirius, Ron/Harry/Hermione, and James/Lily are the ones I've written the most. But this is also the fandom I have the widest range of pairings in. I'll read and be interested in a lot of things, and I've written a million different pairings, via fic or RP.
Marvel Movieverse - Iceman/Pyro, Gambit/Pyro, Charles/Erik. This is another fandom I've shipped a lot of various things in, via RP and fic, but those are my favorites.
SPN - I've kind of only WRITTEN gen for this, though I've got a ton of fic starts. Dean/Sam is my main pairing, but I also love Dean/Ellen.
Leverage - Parker/Hardison/Eliot, Parker/Hardison, Hardison/Eliot. I find myself less bored by Nate/Sophie this season, but the three "kids" are my real interest, and I love them in all incarnations so long as it involves Hardison. Eliot/Parker without Hardison is do not want for me.
Friday Night Lights - Tim/Jason/Tyra, Tim/Jason, Vince/Luke, with Coach/Mrs. Coach, Matt/Julie, and Jess/Vince on the outsides only because I'm not drawn to write them as much in fic as I am Tim and Tyra and Vince. Not that I have anything finished with Vince anyway.
Vampire Diaries - Damon/Stefan, Damon/Stefan/Elena, Carolyn/Bonnie. But I ship all over the damn place and itch to write a LOT of pairings.
Merlin - Arthur/Merlin, Gwen/Morgana, and Gwen/Arthur/Merlin.
SCC - Derek/John, Derek/Sarah, Riley/Jesse. All I've written that's finished is Derek/Cameron, which I don't ship AT ALL though. Heh. The wonders of yuletide.

1 How did you first get into writing fanfic, and what was the first fandom you wrote for? What do you think it was about that fandom that pulled you in?
2 Name the fandoms you've written in, and how much you've written in that fandom, and if you still write in it.
3/4 Do you have a "muse" character, that speaks to you more than others, or that tries to push their way in, even when the story isn't about them? Who are they, and why did that character became your muse? (I accidentally combined two there. Ooops.)
5 If you have ever had a character try to push their way into a story, whether your "muse" or not, what did you do about it?
6 When you write, do you prefer writing male or female characters?
7 Have you ever had a story change your opinion of a character?
8 Do you write OCs? And if so, what do you do to make certain they're not Mary Sues, and if not, explain your thoughts on OCs.
9 – Pairings – For each of the fandoms from day two, what are your three favorite pairings to write?
10 – Pairings – Have you ever gone outside your comfort zone and written a pairing you liked, but found you couldn't write, or a pairing you didn't like, and found you could?
11 – Genre – do you prefer certain genres of fic when you're writing? What kind do you tend to write most?
12 – Have you ever attempted an "adaptation" story of a favorite book or movie but set in a different fandom?
13 – Do you prefer canon or fanon when you write? Has writing fanfic for a fandom changed the way you see some or even all of the original source material?
14 – Ratings – how high are you comfortable with going? Have you ever written higher? If you're comfortable with NC-17, have you ever been shocked by finding that the story you're writing is G-rated instead?
15 – Warnings – What do you feel it most important to warn for, and what's the strangest thing you've warned for in a story?
16 – Summaries – Do you like them or hate them? How do you come up with them, if you use them?
17 – Titles – Are they the bane of your existence, or the easiest part of the story? Also, if you do chaptered story, do you give each chapter a title, or not?
18 – Where do you get the most inspiration for your stories (aka "bunnies") from?
19 – When you have bunnies ideas, do you sit down and start writing right away, or do you write down the idea for further use?
20 – Do you ever get bunnied inspired from other people's stories or art in the same fandom?
21 – Sequels – Have you ever written a sequel to a story you wrote, and if so, why, and if not, how do you feel about sequels?
22 – Have you ever participated in a fest or a Big Bang? If so, write about your favorite experience in relation to one. If not, are there any you've thought about doing? And if not, why not?
23 – When you post, where do you post to? Just your journal? Just an archive? Your own personal site?
24 – Betaing – How many betas do you like to use to make sure there aren't any major flaws in your story? Do you have a Beta horror story or dream story?
25 – Music – Do you listen to music while you write? Do you make playlists to get into a certain "mood" to write your story? Do you need noise in general? Or do you need it completely quiet?
26 – What is the oddest (or funnest) thing you've had to research for a story?
27 – Where is your favorite place to write, and do you write by hand or on the computer?
28 – Have you ever collaborated with anyone else, whether writing together, or having an artist work on a piece about your story?
29 – What is your current project or projects?
30 – Do you have a favorite story you've written? What makes it your favorite? And don't forget to give us a link!

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