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1) Make a list of fifteen characters first, and keep it to yourself for the moment.

2) Ask your f-list to post questions in the comments. For example: "One, nine, and fifteen are chosen by a prophecy to save the world from four. Do they succeed?", "Under what circumstances might five and fourteen fall in love?", "Which character on the list would you most want on your side in a zombie invasion?"

3) After your f-list has stopped asking questions, round them up and answer them using the fifteen characters you selected beforehand, then post them.
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Day 2 of the challenge is as follows:

In your own space, create a list of at least three fannish things you'd love to receive, something you've wanted but were afraid to ask for - a fannish wish-list of sorts.

So! In that vein, and wow, asking for things is hard, I think I'd ask for:

· Fanfic, of course! Main fandoms at the moment are MCU, Carmilla, and Assassin's Creed, though see my AO3 for any and everything else I suppose. :)

· Icons maybe? I have a few new PBs for whom I need to make/find icons, namely AJ Cook and Dylan O'Brien, so some of them or links to some would be awesome!

· Music recs! I only recently discovered Hosier from reading someone else's blogs, so it's safe to say I'm kinda behind the times on this front. I mainly listen to a local classic rock station when I'm driving (and get outraged at what's considered 'classic' these days, i.e. stuff I listened to in high school and uni omg), so anything new and/or indie that I can check out would be great. I listen to mostly everything, honestly - rock, rap, jazz, country, pop, blues, whatever. :)



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So, I'm decided that I'm going to participate in this year's Fandom Snowflake Challenge! Today's challenge is to write a rec for three or more of your own fanworks, so here you go:


Will You Call My Name?

A Beca/Chloe Pitch Perfect fic I wrote for Yuletide. It's the longest thing I've ever posted there, clocking in at just over 12k, and I had such a fun time writing it you guys. It's far from perfect, it's not really that good even looking back, but I wrote it not too long after seeing the movie and getting into the fandom and was so excited as I wrote it.

That wasn't my first Yuletide (it was my second though haha) but it really cemented my love for the exchange and for posting on AO3 in general - I wrote a lot more frequently after that.


Preach and Desist

A little Father Ted fic I wrote as a treat for someone last Yuletide. It didn't take me all that long, as the inspiration fortunately came to me fairly quickly and I just blurbed the whole thing out in one sitting. I know they say only a fool laughs at his own jokes but I still giggle my ass off when I reread this, heh. I just love the show so much and it was very fun to write the characters, I don't think I could do them justice in anything longer than something like this though.


The 'New' Roommate

My assignment for this year's Yuletide (sensing a theme here, hmm), and another comedic piece. I think I fare better with those than I do with anything else I write, or so it seems. I'm a huge fan of this show and have written a couple of things now for it, and I love writing each of the characters in it for different reasons. Nick in particular is a blast to write, I really had fun coming up with his dialogue.

The main reason I think I like writing comedy, now that I think about it, is that it tends to focus on dialogue more so than other genres, and I think I'm much better with dialogue than I am with descriptive writing.


Mrry Crisms.

Another Yuletide treat, this time from this year, and one of the few comic pieces I've attempted to create. I only recently started reading the current Hawkeye run and am a huge fan, especially of Kate Bishop who is amazing. I'm not caught up with it yet but I really want to be, and when I saw someone requesting this I just had to take a shot (ZING!) at it.


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So, I'm decided that I'm going to participate in this year's Fandom Snowflake Challenge! Today's challenge is to write a rec for three or more of your own fanworks, so here you go:


Will You Call My Name?

A Beca/Chloe Pitch Perfect fic I wrote for Yuletide. It's the longest thing I've ever posted there, clocking in at just over 12k, and I had such a fun time writing it you guys. It's far from perfect, it's not really that good even looking back, but I wrote it not too long after seeing the movie and getting into the fandom and was so excited as I wrote it.

That wasn't my first Yuletide (it was my second though haha) but it really cemented my love for the exchange and for posting on AO3 in general - I wrote a lot more frequently after that.


Preach and Desist

A little Father Ted fic I wrote as a treat for someone last Yuletide. It didn't take me all that long, as the inspiration fortunately came to me fairly quickly and I just blurbed the whole thing out in one sitting. I know they say only a fool laughs at his own jokes but I still giggle my ass off when I reread this, heh. I just love the show so much and it was very fun to write the characters, I don't think I could do them justice in anything longer than something like this though.


The 'New' Roommate

My assignment for this year's Yuletide (sensing a theme here, hmm), and another comedic piece. I think I fare better with those than I do with anything else I write, or so it seems. I'm a huge fan of this show and have written a couple of things now for it, and I love writing each of the characters in it for different reasons. Nick in particular is a blast to write, I really had fun coming up with his dialogue.

The main reason I think I like writing comedy, now that I think about it, is that it tends to focus on dialogue more so than other genres, and I think I'm much better with dialogue than I am with descriptive writing.


Mrry Crisms.

Another Yuletide treat, this time from this year, and one of the few comic pieces I've attempted to create. I only recently started reading the current Hawkeye run and am a huge fan, especially of Kate Bishop who is amazing. I'm not caught up with it yet but I really want to be, and when I saw someone requesting this I just had to take a shot (ZING!) at it.


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So, it's November, which means NaNo and Yuletide are on the go. I found inspiration for both, kind of, by perusing the Dear Author letters for Yuletide prior to November, finding an awesome suggestion for something that I think could work as a long story. It's not to whom I was assigned in the end, not even the same fandom, but how awesome would it be to get a 50k+ treat for Yuletide, haha? So I went with it, but have stalled out very early on at like, what, 1300 words or so. :/

I haven't even started my main assignment yet, which requires catching up a bit on the fandom - I knew that'd be likely when I offered it and yet I still did, and now can't find the DVDs which I'm sure I previously bought to watch grr arg - and I have apps for XP to do too, and yet. Nothing is coming out.

I've been at my desktop for the last bit, which has a whole host of other issues: the computer chair I use is broke-ish, meaning I can't lean back or else I'll fall out, which bothers my back after awhile (and has indirectly lead to me gaming more on the consoles as they're used while I'm on the couch, now that I think about it), and the effing wireless headset I have is pretty much dead now. I broke one of the sides of it awhile ago but taped it up and have still been using it, but now it cuts out way too often, a few times a minute even, grrr. Going to have to get a cheap pair of plug in ones instead I think, completely unplugged it and cast it aside tonight, so fed up in general so that was the breaking point hah. I need a new set anyway, but yeah.

Also I've had a bad foot for like the last week now, which it looks like it may be gout. Both sides of my family have diabetes so I wasn't sure what was going on, and I had a great aunt who actually had her legs amputated because of it, so I was a little freaked out last week and made Sara take me to the ER at like 1 in the morning last Tuesday. It was nothing like that thankfully but they said it could be gout. It got better for awhile but over the weekend it's flared up again and today it was still sore and painful at times. I popped some more Tylenol and need to make a doctor's appointment but I have no idea when I'll actually get time to see someone. Work is so effing busy still, even with three of us there now, and that's a whole 'nother rant I don't want to have now, ugh.

Ok, off for bed, because it's ok I don't have my apps finished and it's ok that I have very little done for NaNo or Yuletide, and it's ok I can't play all the games I keep buying but don't get around to playing for awhile, etc. etc. So easy to get down on myself but I know I shouldn't, but still. Mreh. Sleep will help, as will some time off which I should remind myself to look into tomorrow, even if it's just a long weekend or something, because I think I really need it.
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Been a busy time here as of late, lots on the go. We had a vacation in Mexico last month, actually we left a month ago today, how did that happen? Wow. But yes, it was only for a week but it was a fantastic week. I keep meaning to write up a review on TripAdvisor but haven't, maybe that'd be too final or something, I don't know. I really should though, before I forget too much.

But yes, that was awesome, and then I came back and ended up getting sick for a few days. That ate up most of my first week back to work, along with a holiday, and then last week I was off to Halifax for a work conference. So it's been a lot of coming and going for me, more vacation/quasi-work than work until tomorrow. And then I have three weeks currently earmarked for more annual leave in August, though I don't know if I'll use all of that or just two and change, we'll see.

I've been trying to write more too, mostly little 100 word drabbles here and there but other stuff too. I'm hoping that'll stick as there's a lot I want to try but I haven't been able to do anything in months until lately. We'll see how that goes too I suppose, been reading more too which usually helps feed into the writing, so that's good. Mexico helped with that as I did get a fair bit of reading done, not as much as I'd hoped but way more than I do here at home.

And on that note, off to read a bit before sleep. :)
Taken from [personal profile] calliopes_pen:

1) Make a list of fifteen characters first, and keep it to yourself for the moment.

2) Ask your f-list to post questions in the comments. For example: "One, nine, and fifteen are chosen by a prophecy to save the world from four. Do they succeed?", "Under what circumstances might five and fourteen fall in love?", "Which character on the list would you most want on your side in a zombie invasion?"

3) After your f-list has stopped asking questions, round them up and answer them using the fifteen characters you selected beforehand, then post them.
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I keep meaning to make a post to list all the old Xbox 360 / PS3 games I own that I've not yet finished (many not even played -.-) in an attempt to both shame myself into playing them and to turn it into a to-do list / achievement for myself to cross them out. In that vein, tomorrow I'm either going to dive back into FFXIII-2 or Dragon Age to try and finish them. I'm not that far into either, sadly, but hope to make progress soon. I've been playing Red Dead Redemption too so maybe I'll do that instead, I'm over halfway through that I think.

On the writing front, recently submitted two fics for an exchange, one as my assignment and one as a treat. The person I gifted hasn't commented or anything which is a bummer and is like the third straight exchange I've done where that's happened. I'm either a pretty terrible writer or people suck, though I suppose it's most likely a combination of both, more of the former than the latter. Mreh. It's kind of got me off writing again for the present, though I do have Yuletide to do too but there's tons of time for that. NaNo, though, there's a lost cause at this point; even though I did come up with an idea I love, there's just no way it's getting 50k before the end of the month. We'll see what happens I suppose.
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update!

Nov. 5th, 2013 11:08 pm
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