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


I am like a ball of rage tonight. WTF is WRONG with people? UGH. I hate everyone with a few notable exceptions. (Well, a lot of notable exceptions, since I don't actually hate anyone who would read this. Just OTHERS.)

And like three or more of our kitties are throwing up EVERYWHERE. We think maybe their food was bad. If they don't stop we'll have to take them in tomorrow, which we can't afford, but what else are we going to do?

I am full of rage and worry.

30 days of fanfic
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?
Yes, Inhabits Common Clay was pretty much all about this. I flailed like CRAZY going in and didn't know if I could pull it off at all. I also really had a hard time with A Bottle A Day at first because the original request was Johnny/Ben, and I had trouble working my brain around it because. . . giant rock. I was pretty shocked when they came out as well as they did.

The one I tried and really couldn't do was a Snape/Remus or Snape/Harry. I came up with someone who had largely Snape fic for Remix once and I tried, but I just couldn't make myself do it. I have no real feel for Snape to write him, and really am not a Snape shipper in ANY fashion. I thought I could do it for the sake of the challenge, but I was mistaken.

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?
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!

I did catch up on Torchwood and watched the new Doctor Who! Torchwood is still kind of just a yawn to me with a few good moments mixed in. I can't stand MOST of the new characters introduced, and the only ones I have any actual interest in are Vera, who they killed off, and Lauren Ambrose. I really can't stand Rex, which takes some doing considered how my shallow self finds Mehki really hot.

It suffers from the same thing that made me hate CoE though - not enough story, dragged out too long, and badly paced for it. 10 episodes for ONE storyline means you'd really better fucking like that storyline, and I don't. It's bleh at best. The last two eps were, admittedly, better, and I was jazzed to FINALLY see mention of The Doctor, even briefly, or any of the Torchwood history. I don't know why they didn't just spin it off into a new Captain Jack vehicle though, if they're not going to really tie in to Torchwood much. But eh.

I cannot even process Doctor Who yet, or how I feel about it, save I love the Ponds, and 11, and River Song, and am really happy to have them back on my TV.

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