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Sat, Oct. 28th, 2006, 01:05 pm
These are almost like real writing.

Yes, my favourite is Alan Moore's. (If we're not counting my icon.) But they're quite versatile, aren't they....

Romance: "I never promised." "I believed anyway."
Porn: Sorry. There are too many cocks!
Thriller: Secrets destroyed -- shredded paper and brains.
Genre: The spaceships landed. We all ran.
Comedy: Is there really a toenail fairy?
Coming of age: I turned my parental tracer off.
Horror: They said silver would work. Bastards.

I can do fanfic as well...

Charles/Erik:* He felt safe underneath the helmet. Charles let him.
Moon/Zao:* The diamonds are sharp and cold, like your touch.

Origin stories are always necessary, right?

Clark: No one else could taste sunlight.
Bruce: They died more slowly in nightmares.
Diana: Just don't ask what Hippolyta traded.
Dick Grayson: Green. Red. Green. Red. Red. Red.
Dexter: Magnificent moon, magnified in Harry's knife


*(Actually a 9 word story. Oops.)

This format amuses me, obviously. The six word story only works because the person reading is capable of filling in all the blanks, of creating a story themselves around the mere suggestion the author provides.

Want one? Give me a character and get 6 words, give me a pairing and get between 6 and 12.

Sat, Oct. 28th, 2006 08:10 pm (UTC)
caiusmajor

Kara/Brainy!

*predictable*

Sat, Oct. 28th, 2006 08:21 pm (UTC)
odditycollector

He couldn't integrate blue eyes over a contagious smile.

Sat, Oct. 28th, 2006 08:23 pm (UTC)
caiusmajor

Awwww. Do Vril! :D

Sat, Oct. 28th, 2006 08:32 pm (UTC)
odditycollector

Or:

Without magnification, the galaxy looks ordered.

Sat, Oct. 28th, 2006 08:33 pm (UTC)
caiusmajor

Either way! *happy*

Sat, Oct. 28th, 2006 09:59 pm (UTC)
odditycollector

I'm glad!

Although I think, for the first one, I extended the format to its detriment.

He couldn't integrate for blue eyes.

Mon, Oct. 30th, 2006 01:40 am (UTC)
caiusmajor

*nods* Yes, I believe it is even better briefer!

Mon, Oct. 30th, 2006 03:04 am (UTC)
odditycollector

I am surprised you feel so!

Aren't fans supposed to prefer *de*briefing?

Sat, Oct. 28th, 2006 10:42 pm (UTC)
blown_lightbulb

*peeks in and wonders if you still remember me*

Bob/Dot

Sat, Oct. 28th, 2006 11:05 pm (UTC)
odditycollector

It's cute, somehow: the clash of uniform and complexion.

Sat, Oct. 28th, 2006 11:05 pm (UTC)
odditycollector

And of course!

Sun, Oct. 29th, 2006 12:56 am (UTC)
hannahrorlove

Ezekiel Stone.

James Wilson.

I may do this myself someday.

Sun, Oct. 29th, 2006 01:06 am (UTC)
odditycollector

Stone stared. Wilson ran. BAMM.

BAMM.

Sun, Oct. 29th, 2006 01:12 am (UTC)
hannahrorlove

Absolutely wonderful. You're dead on the mark about the reader having to be able to fill in the blanks.

Sun, Oct. 29th, 2006 01:39 am (UTC)
odditycollector

It's the shortest crossover there is!

And, if you're unfamiliar with Brimstone, one that makes no sense whatsoever. ;)

Sun, Oct. 29th, 2006 02:56 am (UTC)
hannahrorlove

It's their loss.

I'm actually going to burn and share Brimstone with my theology teacher, which should be good for a lot of fun.

Sun, Oct. 29th, 2006 01:06 am (UTC)
carmarthen

OOoh, whose touch is cold, Zao's or Moon's?

I like this format.

Sun, Oct. 29th, 2006 01:25 am (UTC)
odditycollector

I was thinking from Zao's POV. But if author intent ever matters, it doesn't here. What d'*you* think? ;)

I like this format.
It's great fun, and possibly deserves some meta about the use of snippets in modern fandom. However, I found that after playing, I thought in six word bytes.

It took a while to pass.

Mon, Oct. 30th, 2006 05:58 pm (UTC)
carmarthen

I would have thought it was Zao's POV, too.

Sun, Oct. 29th, 2006 09:14 pm (UTC)
count_fenring: Hmmmm....

Predictably: Ford Prefect/Arthur Dent.

Heh. I have a half-assed one here: "To the pub. OH NO! SPACE!"

Sun, Oct. 29th, 2006 09:30 pm (UTC)
odditycollector: Re: Hmmmm....

Hee. They *are* fun, aren't they?

 

My! What odd genitalia you have.