Meme

Feb. 15th, 2017 10:12 am
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Taken from [livejournal.com profile] lost_spook:

Comment to this post with a fic title (a word, phrase or quotation), a fandom and, if desired, a character or pairing. I'll reply with a summary of the fic I won't write for that title, in this way generating plot-bunnies, gaiety of nations and perhaps even actual fic by other people.
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Taken from several people:

Which fictional setting would you put me in, and what sort of role would I play there?
calliopes_pen: (kcscribbler Holmes Watson travel friends)
1. Jonathan Harker (Dracula 1968)
2. Methos (Highlander: The Series)
3. Edith Cushing (Crimson Peak)
4. Jack Harkness (Torchwood)
5. Peter Vincent (Fright Night 1985)
6. Vanessa Ives (Penny Dreadful)
7. Sherlock Holmes (the Conan Doyle version)
8. Endora (Bewitched)
9. Angelique (original Dark Shadows)
10. Dr. John Seward (Dracula 1968)
11. Lili (Legend 1985)
12. Abraham Van Helsing (Dracula 1968)
13. Barry Allen (The current Flash tv series)
14. Lucille Sharpe (Crimson Peak)
15. Alan McMichael (Crimson Peak)

Beneath the cut, I answer the questions from the following: lost_spook, schneefink, sallymn, lynndyre, graycardinal, dolimir_k, highlander_ii, and SeanDC. )


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Grab the nearest book, flip to page 117, the second sentence is your life in 2017.

"Our bird when he found the cage open would not fly, so all our subtle arrangements were for nought."

The nearest book was Dracula, by Bram Stoker, thanks to the fanfic I'm working on for Dracula (1968). A Bantam Classic edition from 2004. That was from Dr. Seward's diary entry, when they were just trying to see what Renfield would do with an unlocked cell, and where he might go. At least, in that copy it's page 117. Naturally, I have another copy, so I went to check on that edition.

So two for the price of one. In that Signet Classics edition, from 2007, it's from a letter from Seward to Arthur about how Lucy was doing. "As I tell you, he would not say a word more, even when we were alone." Seward was talking about Van Helsing being cryptic, as was standard protocol for him.

My reading of that based on those two quotes is that 2017 will be cryptic and refuse to do what it's meant to do. Heh.

Note: Tomorrow or the day after tomorrow, I'll gather all the prompts for the Fifteen Characters Meme, and post the results.
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Two older memes are making the rounds again, so here you go. First up, it’s the Fifteen Characters Meme. It seems to be becoming a yearly thing.

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.

And the Time Stamp Meme is going around again, too:

Give me one of my own stories, and a timestamp sometime in the future after the end of the story, or sometime in the past before the story started, and I'll try to write you at least a hundred words of what happened then, whether it's five minutes before the story started or ten years in the future.
calliopes_pen: (wolfbane_icons coffin Dracula fire)
For those interested [personal profile] st_aurafina is hosting Let’s Stick Together: A Friending Meme For 2017.

I created a second part of this year’s Yuletide story, but it’s just for storing a few deleted scenes that people may be interested in for curiosity’s sake. They are scenes that would have gone in, but couldn’t for various reasons. I wanted to keep them somewhere safe other than a comments thread. [personal profile] lost_spook gave me the go ahead after I asked if it was okay.

So if someone actually notices the word count jump upwards from the already ridiculous number of 58,042 words to 59,747 words, therein lies the cause. Through this change, all the end notes have automatically been bumped ahead to the end of that second chapter, and will be found there.

Also, because I was asked by a couple of people, I thought I might answer here, too. No. You don’t really need to have watched Dracula (1968) prior to reading the story, but it might help to understand a few alterations in regards to characters—-particularly why Jonathan Harker (played by Corin Redgrave in the film, who is having the time of his life) is the way he is. There are a few smaller differences in the story (as in the characterization of Van Helsing and Dracula) that aren’t nearly as big as his change.

The fanfic is sort of branching off at a critical moment for the characters, but enough information is given in my story that you could probably understand without having seen that part, in regards to plot.

So for the curious who haven’t already watched, here’s Dracula (1968) in its entirety on Youtube. Denholm Elliott is Dracula. It’s only an hour and twenty minutes long. I recommend giving it a watch even if you don’t want to read the story.

A Meme

Aug. 17th, 2016 07:38 am
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A meme, taken from [personal profile] sharpest_asp:

Five Things You'd Put in a Pentagram to Summon Me

(Since it seemed interesting.)
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1. Ichabod Crane
2. Alan McMichael (Crimson Peak)
3. Honeythorn Gump (from Legend)
4. Peter Vincent (Fright Night 1985)
5. Charley Brewster (Fright Night 1985)
6. Sherlock Holmes
7. The Doctor (Capaldi version)
8. Lucille Sharpe (Crimson Peak)
9. Victoria Winters (90’s version)
10. Edith Cushing (Crimson Peak)
11.Barnabas Collins (60’s version)
12. Schmendrick
13. Lili (Legend)
14. Doc Brown
15 Methos

Beneath the cut, the questions and answers for schneefink and mithen. )

calliopes_pen: (my bloody valentine Edith doors)
A couple of older memes are making the rounds again. So because we all need a break from the week, I'm posting them. First:

1) Make a list of 10-15 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.

The other one is the time stamp meme:

Give me one of my own stories, and a timestamp sometime in the future after the end of the story, or sometime in the past before the story started, and I'll try to write you at least a hundred words of what happened then, whether it's five minutes before the story started or ten years in the future.
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Taken from a few people:

If I made Cinderella, the audience would immediately be looking for a body in the coach. —Alfred Hitchcock

When I write a story, what do readers immediately look for?

You can find a few of my fanfics over here, on Ao3, if you need them.

calliopes_pen: (sinister_morgue fog Fright Night)
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.

calliopes_pen: (sinister_morgue vampire Amy awake)
Never Will I Ever meme: Name three fics you think I will never, ever, ever write. In return, I may attempt to write a snippet of one of them.

Meme

Jan. 11th, 2015 01:08 pm
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Taken from a few people, and mostly just wanted to spread it to others:

If you were asked to pick one scene, one shot, one detail, one moment of some kind out of all the things I've written and say "This, this, for whatever reason, I remember, this is something that struck home with me, that I wanted to keep," what would it be?

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Taken from [personal profile] moetushie:

Quote a bit of my writing at me. Find that one story of mine that you really like, and find a sentence or a paragraph that presses your prose-buttons in the right way, and comment here with it.

Meme

Jun. 15th, 2014 01:43 pm
calliopes_pen: (shawnkyr Doc and Clara)
A meme, taken from a few people on my friends list:

Tell me one thing about me that you see as a defining characteristic or trait, from my personality to my writing.


Meme

May. 23rd, 2014 12:34 pm
calliopes_pen: (rosiemoon legend blue box TARDIS)
Taken from several on my friends list:

If I was a god, what kind of god would I be?

Bonus if you add some mythos about me.

calliopes_pen: (redscharlach Cyberman head grabs ankles)
Taken from several on my friends list:

Today has been declared lurker amnesty day! Have you read me but never commented? Do you surf by occasionally? Say hello! You are under no obligation to ever comment or delurk again, but here's a chance to do so in a post just for that. Hey, just wave at me, if that's all you want to do and say hi.
calliopes_pen: (iconsbycurtana librarians rule the world)
1. Ichabod Crane
2. John Watson (from Sherlock)
3. Tenth Doctor
4. Emerson Cod
5. Klaus
6. Egon Spengler
7. Methos
8. Doc Brown
9. Evie (from The Mummy)
10. Victoria Winters (90’s version of Dark Shadows)
11. Sherlock Holmes (from Sherlock)
12. Ned (Pushing Daisies)
13. Indiana Jones
14. Peter Vincent (from the 80’s version of Fright Night)
15. Honeythorn Gump (from Legend)

All the questions and answers from the following people are beneath the cut: frenchroast, sallymn, canadiandiamond, dolimir_k, clocketpatch, moriann, graycardinal, lynndyre, kerravonsen, and nahtmmm. )

calliopes_pen: (kcscribbler men of note Holmes)
Taken from several people on my friends list:

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.


A Meme

Dec. 31st, 2013 08:40 am
calliopes_pen: (taibhrigh Clue one plus one)
A meme, taken from [personal profile] sharpeningthebones:

Give me your headcanons about me.

calliopes_pen: (iconsbycurtana Egyptology Evie)
The End of Year Feedback Meme. My thread is here, and you don’t have to be anonymous if you don’t want to be.

Due to various issues, I’ve only written one thing for the year—and that was that my rather long story for Yuletide. So if you’d like to leave feedback for me, it might be best to wait until authors are revealed the day after tomorrow. When you can actually see what I've written.

Yuletide reveals are January 1st, at 9 AM CST.

calliopes_pen: (chomiji Chinese Yuletide gift candle)
My Yuletide fanfic is now off to a second and third beta reader.

And now, a meme:

Give me the title of a story I've never written and feedback telling me what you liked best about it, and I will tell you any of: the first sentence, the last sentence, the thing that made me want to write it, the biggest problem I had while writing it, why it almost never got posted, the scene that hit the cutting room floor but that I wish I'd been able to salvage, or something else that I want readers to know.
calliopes_pen: (kcscribbler Holmes Watson travel friends)
In honor of All Hallow's Eve, I'm inviting trick-or-treaters to my 'door'. Comment "trick-or-treat" to this post and you will get a surprise in your 'bag' on the 31st. Treats can be anything you'd like - my bubbling cauldron can serve up pretty pictures, drabbles or ficlets, kittens, or random other things.

As I'm just spreading this one around for everyone, and not actually participating--I disabled comments.
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Taken from several on my friends list, here's the Top Five Meme.

Top five meme. Ask me for my top five in any category, and I'll try to figure out answers. It might take me a bit, or might go quickly, depending on how detailed my answer is and how much I have to think about it.

A Meme

Jul. 22nd, 2013 10:06 am
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Here's a meme, taken from [personal profile] sharpeningthebones

Leave a testimonial about me. Say whatever you'd like, good or bad, true or false, amusing or not.
calliopes_pen: (iconsbycurtana librarians rule the world)
A meme, taken from several on my friends list:

So I want you to ask me something you think you should know about me. Something that should be obvious but you have no idea about, or something obscure you just have to know. Ask away. All topics, within reason, are open for discussion.
calliopes_pen: (taibhrigh blue box with Donna)
Comment to this post, and I will list seven things I want you to talk about. They might make sense or they might be totally random. Then post that list, with your commentary, to your journal. Other people can get lists from you, and the meme merrily perpetuates itself.

Answering this meme for five people, beneath the cut. )
calliopes_pen: (rosiemoon sneaky geek)
A fourth season has been confirmed for Being Human.

The Russian trailer for X-Men: First Class includes a bit of footage not previously seen in the English version. Read the comments at Blastr, since someone translated the text and dialogue into English. You get to see Magneto in his helmet. The other difference is there’s music in place of the JFK speech.

The idea of a Sandman series is dead again.

The preview for Red Nose Day includes a short clip of the Doctor Who segment.

10 Coolest Time Machines In The Space-Time Continuum. Yes, the Delorean and TARDIS are included.

And now, a couple of RPG related memes that I want to do--taken from racetrack and loveologist, over on Insanejournal:

Give me one of your characters and one of mine, and I will give you their top three Texts From Last Night.

and

Name one of my characters and one of yours. I'll show you three icons displaying expressions that my character frequently makes when interacting with yours, and explain why.

Or in this case, as I only have the one character: Give me yours, and I’ll do that. Just let me know which meme (or if it’s both) it’s for when you comment. Crossing my fingers that the comments come to me now, now that I've switched notifications to Gmail.
calliopes_pen: (capes_and_cowls Meggan nature)
As of this moment, the Yuletide fanfic word count is 3143 words. I'm still adding things to the end and making corrections here and there, but I'm nearly finished.

For a short break, here's an RPG related meme taken from a few people on my IJ friends list:

Give me a character I've played and a target age, and I'll find a PB to age them up or down accordingly.

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