Wed, Sep. 10th, 2014, 10:17 pm
the Character Roulette Meme (AKA Silly Question Game) is the greatest writing game you'll ever play

I wrote this for tumblr's benefit, but since journal fandom is the one that appreciates the game...


The Character Roulette Meme was a tradition left behind in the fandom move to tumblr, and we are all missing out.



The rules of Character Roulette:



1. Make up a numbered list of 10 to 15 characters and keep it a secret for now.

2. Ask everyone to make up questions, in the form of:

"One forces Two and Seven to get married. Is it a happy marriage?"
"Five, Six and Twelve form a band! What do they call themselves? Are they any good?"
"Why *are* all the other numbers afraid of Seven?"

3. Stop taking questions, and then fill in the names from your list and answer accordingly.

4. Post results.

5. Hilarity ensues.

Hilarity and *really interesting* scenarios that neither you or the question asker would have thought up separately.



Why it is so much fun



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Mon, Aug. 4th, 2014, 11:40 am
PSA for Comics Fandom 2008 people

Who remembers the Top Cow "vote for this mini-series" contest that gave us Genius #0?

The actual mini is now actually happening.

THIS WEEK. (For the first issue. The rest of the issues will also be out this month, though.)

I'm so glad about everything.

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Sun, Aug. 3rd, 2014, 02:36 am
Character write-ups

Over on tumblr, I talk about what some characters mean to me, personally:

Kira Nerys

Kara Zor-El

Amanda Waller

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Sun, Jul. 27th, 2014, 11:15 am
Showers!

Even my default icon is a shower. Wow.

Anyway, I took a round of gen shower prompts on tumblr, and I have a couple results that aren't homestuck related!

DS9: Kira and Sisko for hannahCollapse )

Girl Genius: Gil and TarvekCollapse )

....And actually, since I am at it, here are some 3 sentence(ish) breakups:

Girl Genius: Axel Higgs/ZeethaCollapse )

Comics: Clark/Diana for philippos42Collapse )

Also. *Would* anyone be interested in me collecting homestuck prompt meme ficlets over here? I have done a large amount of them, but I assume everyone who has signed up for this journal back when it was more active is... not really.

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Sat, Feb. 8th, 2014, 12:18 pm

I am really excited.

My (relevant) life goal was "mediocre at ukulele".

I bought a ukulele one week ago exactly, and at this rate I'm going to hit "mediocre" within a month. I already know like 10 chords. I just have to work on my transitions and the B flat chord and the more interesting strumming patterns.

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Sun, Jan. 19th, 2014, 12:58 pm

I've started reading the Vorkosigan saga, although *mostly* the experience so far has been me whining to people on tumblr about it.

I liked the last part of Barrayar, though, so! Steady on.

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Wed, Oct. 30th, 2013, 11:01 pm
FREE BOOK

I *keep* forgetting to post this here, which is embarrassing because this is where any interested parties would be following me (if they still are? hi?) but I am giving away a book!

It's a signed, illustrated copy of Neil Gaiman's The Ocean at the End of the Lane.

Pictures and instructions at this post, and please note it is closing at the end of October. However, if you want to try, your odds of winning aren't bad at all! (See again: dash full of confused Homestuck fans.)

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Sat, Oct. 5th, 2013, 05:42 pm
posted here because icon

Gravity is a really excellent movie in my favourite genre (space), and you should go see it.

Overheard initial conversation coming out of the theatre was stuff like "When I stood up, my legs were shaking, like I was in zero G haha" and "I'm dizzy; I wasn't breathing for half the movie." and "I had to go to the bathroom since it started."

These are actual quotes, as nearly as I can transcribe them, which I think says a lot about audience immersion in the movie.

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Tue, Jun. 25th, 2013, 05:23 pm
brainstorm > brain cloud: my hypothesis

I've been having the sort of creative crisis for the past few weeks where "writing" becomes a word that means "the process of tabbing between approximately 4 google docs, muttering Why Do I Suck So Hard At Everything I Attempt Forever as an incessant mantra, daily, for hours at a time".

And as much as I feel a twinge of guilt for ignoring my Dreamwidth but for silly request memes, WHO IS IN THE MOOD FOR A SILLY REQUEST MEME?

Specifically this one, because I'm still fond of the results:

Give me a pairing (or a 3+some) and I will give you a brief summary of their totally overwrought love story! It will be like a Harlequin romance, except I have very little idea of how Harlequin romances actually work, so probably it won't be like that at all.

Fandoms are anything I'm familiar with, and if I'm left staring blankly I'll ask for a new prompt. (Strong contenders include Homestuck, Spin State & sequels, subsections of the DCU, Good Omens, incomplete swaths of Trekverse... but this is not an exhaustive list. Eg, I listened to Welcome To Night Vale yesterday, and completely forgot until this sentence.)

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Wed, May. 8th, 2013, 12:18 am
Silly Answers Part 2: in which I did not have enough characters yet apparently

1. Kara Zor-El (Supergirl)
2. John Egbert (Homestuck)
3. Rose Lalonde (Homestuck)
4. Cristina Yang (Grey’s Anatomy)
5. Troy Barnes (Community)
6. The Old Spice Man (requires no introduction)
7. Karkat Vantas (Homestuck)
8. Hyacinthe Cohen (Spin State)
9. Benjamin Sisko (Star Trek: Deep Space 9)
10. Abed Nadir (Community)
11. a spankbot (DC Comics (if it is a Superman Spankbot))
12. Amanda Waller (DC Comics)
13. Alice Morgan (Luther)
14. Agatha Heterodyne (Girl Genius)
15. Cassandra Cain (DC Comics)

(Part One is here.)

 
[personal profile] dine

The Old Spice Man, a spankbot and Agatha Heterodyne go on a picnic - what do they bring to eat?Collapse )

Rose Lalonde, Karkat Vantas, Amanda Waller and Agatha Heterodyne are stranded on a desert island; how do they rescue themselves?Collapse )

 

[profile] count_fenring

Kara Zor-El, Amanda Waller, and Agatha Heterodyne are the among the last survivors of a nuclear war. How do they cope with their new life as scavengers amongst the wreckage of modernity? Do they find love for each other amongst the ruins, or do they complete the grim work of human self-annihilation that began when the bombs fell?Collapse )

 

[personal profile] bluepard

What do The Old Spice Man, Hyacinthe Cohen, and Rose Lalonde wear to a Halloween party? And if they refuse to pick their own outfits, what will Benjamin Sisko make them wear?Collapse )

 

[personal profile] brownbetty

Why do Rose Lalonde and The Old Spice Man have to impersonate each other?Collapse )

When Cassandra Cain goes on a roadtrip with Karkat Vantas and John Egbert, how long does it last, and what happens?Collapse )

 

[personal profile] milkshake_b

if John Egbert and Abed Nadir met years ago and had a one-night stand resulting in a baby, of Rose Lalonde, Troy Barnes, and Karkat Vantas, which would it be, and was John Egbert keeping the baby from Abed Nadir or was Abed Nadir keeping the baby from John Egbert, and what will Hy Cohen, John Egbert's long-time lover, think of all this?Collapse )

 
...to be continued.

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