My writing sample was several paragraphs from the Big Bang I'm working on, which may/may not be my typical writing style. Maybe I should try again with another sample, just to see?
Oddly, I...have never read anything by this author. Is it narcissistic if I say I really want to after having wikipedia-ed him?
Yes, I know, it's been forever since I've posted, and I don't seem to be getting any better at getting back into a regular routine of any kind when it comes to posting--especially of the fic variety. I'm still working on it. And, perhaps not so incidentally, I'm still working on some fics.
And, of course, I'm slowly making my way through the journals of all my lovelies to see if there is fic to be found. It's like a treasure hunt, only a lot more work.
Please forgive me if I'm late in commenting--or, you know, if I miss something entirely--because there are a hell of a lot of posts to flip through and only so many things I can comment on. If you have something you really want me to read, send me a link and I'll get back to you. *shrugs sheepishly*
In the meantime, enjoy a little vid of the only version of "Hallelujah" I've ever found to rival Jeff Buckley's. Others have come in a fairly close second or third, but this one by Constantine Maroulis I love just as much as I love Jeff Buckley's. (Now if only there weren't the occasional irritating shout-out marring this live performance, and if only I could get a clean track of this version to listen to forever...)
The Rules: Sometimes it's ok to pimp yourself out. Post a list of your top five fic-favorites you've written, regardless of fandom or the reason you love them. This isn't about the BEST things you've written, but what you LOVE most. Then tag five other people to do the same.
The Other Rules: After each story, add a little something about what you learned about writing in the process. Or, if you didn't learn anything, add something that fits contextually with the time of writing the story.
Damn, this was difficult. Part of me still wants to mention the ones I think are best in writing quality, but I've tried to stick to the terms of the meme. And since I've never been any good at limiting myself when it comes to lists, I couldn't quite narrow it down to five. Still, here goes nothing:
( Here be unapologetic self-flattery. Beware. )
Your result for The Perception Personality Image Test...
NFDS - The Guide
You perceive the world with particular attention to nature. You focus on what's in front of you (the foreground) and how that is affected by the details of life. You are also particularly drawn towards the shapes around you. Because of the value you place on nature, you tend to find comfort in more subdued settings and find energy in solitude. You like to deal directly with whatever comes your way without dealing with speculating possibilities or outcomes you can't control. You are highly focused on specific goals or tasks and find meaning in life by pursuing those goals. You prefer a structured environment within which to live and you like things to be predictable.
*hugs and kisses you all*
You Are a Crossword Puzzle
You are well read, and you have a good head for remembering facts.
You are a wordsmith. You have a way with words, and you're very literate.
You are a mysterious person who enjoys dropping little clues every now and then.
You are The Hierophant
Divine Wisdom. Manifestation. Explanation. Teaching.
All things relating to education, patience, help from superiors.The Hierophant is often considered to be a Guardian Angel.
The Hierophant's purpose is to bring the spiritual down to Earth. Where the High Priestess between her two pillars deals with realms beyond this Earth, the Hierophant (or High Priest) deals with worldly problems. He is well suited to do this because he strives to create harmony and peace in the midst of a crisis. The Hierophant's only problem is that he can be stubborn and hidebound. At his best, he is wise and soothing, at his worst, he is an unbending traditionalist.
What Tarot Card are You?
Take the Test to Find Out.
I've been writing Smallville fics, again; het Superman fics; crossover fics, for crying out loud; and not the 2 B/J Queer As Folk fics I'm in the middle of or the 2 DC comics fics I have in the works. And now, I'm even tempted to go back to a BSG fic that has been stalled for months - which is, I admit, a very good thing, but it's not one of the stories I intended to have posted way back in January.
I think my muses are on crack, except it's not regular crack, it's like hyperactive, attention deficit crack that won't let me focus on what I should be doing.
Because I'm even considering writing Supernatural fic after the last episode that was so close to fanfic in all its glory, and someone help me if I attempt to take on one more fandom. I'm resisting with everything that's in me, and I think I can hold off on this one, but I really wish I knew what was wrong with me.
Maybe it's just that my brain goes through phases of wanting to write in specific fandoms, and then I need a break and get a craving to write in a different one. Now if I can just keep all this to the fandoms I already write in, everything will be fine.
Yes, it's true. At long last, my computer is back home where it belongs. Hallelujah!!!!
And in honour of its return...
...I'm inviting you to share something about yourselves with me, in this meme I've stolen from people on my flist:
I know very little about some of the people on my friends list.
Some of you I know relatively well. Some I know too well (you know who you are; I read your journals or we have something else in common and we chat occasionally.
Some of you I hardly know at all. Perhaps you lurk, for whatever reason. But you friended me and I thank you for your interest in my words.
But here's a thought: why not take this opportunity to tell me a little something about yourself? It can be any old thing at all. Just so the next time I see your name I can say: "Ah, there's so and so...they listen in rapture to the love-music of she-turnips." I might feel compelled to mock your musical taste, but I'll certainly remember you.
I'd love it if every single person who friended me would do this. Yes, even you people who I know really well. Then post this in your own journal and see what gems of knowledge appear.
I invite all of you to go to FreeRice.com It sounds bizarre, I know, but take a chance and click on it. I had great fun with it, but I don't want to spoil the surprise and tell you what it is. What you need to know is that you'll be helping to alleviate world hunger. Come on... you know you want to click on it. *waves seductively*
So, computers suck. You know, when they crap out on you. Or maybe it's not the computer, so much as the freaking part that seems unable to make it across the border from the United States and into Canada, through Customs, and to the friendly neighbourhood computer store. For whatever reason, this part is nowhere in Canada and seems to have gone missing--twice, no less!--between two countries that are right next to each other, for crying out loud!
What this all means is that I'm sort of but not really back. And while I'm not really back, but kind of am, I'm trying to wade my way through the chin-high piles of offerings on my flist. So if I owe you comments, I'm trying to read and give feedback, but I might miss you. It's not that I don't love you, but chances are, I'll wind up missing some story or other, and I apologize if it belongs to you.
As for my own fic offerings, well, I have been writing longhand, but now (while I somewhat have computer access) I have to type up all those nearly illegible pages and give them a good editing before I post them. When they come, I'll probably flood your flist, so I'll try to space them out. I'm a little overwhelmed right now, but I'm trying.
And in the spirit of writing letters to Santa that you are ninety-nine percent sure won't be answered because Santa doesn't exist, I am posting my Christmas Wish List under the cut.
What this is, is simply me throwing out ten things I'd like for Christmas into the void, and if for some reason, you are dying to answer one of my wishes, and are able to, you can. However, you are under no obligations even to read this list, never mind to fulfill one of the items on it. And no money needs to be spent if you're broke like I am. I won't be offended or anything like that, because I'm honestly not expecting anything. I'm just sending that letter to Santa, even though I know it will end up in the dead letter room at the post office. Read my list for fun, if you want, and consider posting your own in case of randomly net-surfing billionaire philanthropists.
Thanks for listening to all my gripes and grumbles, and I will be so thankful to have regular computer and internet access again. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that it happens before Christmas. If it does, I'm thinking it will be one of those seasonal miracles I keep hearing about.
Okay, so I got this from demon_faith and I am posting my responses like a good little friend avoiding actual work. After my responses, I have posted the original questionnaire for others to fill out and answer if they so choose. If you really don't care who I am, I don't blame you, so don't feel any pressure to read if you're too busy. I understand. I'm not that interesting. Really.
YOU'RE ON MY FRIENDS LIST, I WANNA KNOW YOU...