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So, I got this meme from [livejournal.com profile] exbex a while back and finally remembered to do it. :-P

1. Comment on this post with "MEEEEEE!"
2. I will give you a letter.
3. Think of 5 fictional characters and post their names and your comments on these characters in your IJ/LJ/DW.

So, in no particular order...

1. Rumplestiltskin ("Once Upon A Time", played by Robert Carlyle)
He's just such a delicious character (as is his counterpart, Mr. Gold). He's so much fun to watch - whether he's making a deal or dealing with Bae. And Robert Carlyle's just awesome.

2. Radek Zelenka (SGA, played by David Nykl)
Radek was created because, in David Hewlett's words, "there's no way Rodney could say that much." IMO, he didn't get nearly enough screen time, since he was Rodney's number 2, but that's what fanfic's for, right? And there's some great fanfic out there. :-)

3. Rodney McKay (SGA, played by David Hewlett)
Rodney is an asshole. (I have to say it because it's true!) But at the same time, he's also funny, endearing (in a very socially inept sort of way), and a genius. David did a great job of portraying him in such a way that he got past your defenses and it was hard not to love Rodney.

4. Ray Vecchio (Due South, played by David Marciano)
Vecchio stole my heart from the beginning with his loud clothes, larger than life personality, and green '71 Buick Riviera. And the chemistry between him and Fraser was there from the moment they met. It was such a fun thing to watch. I'll always be a RayV girl. :-)

5. Renfield Turnbull (Due South, played by Dean McDermott)
In the show, he's an adorable, klutzy doofus, obviously meant as a foil for Fraser. In (most) fanfic, he's a competent, intelligent Mountie who, for whatever reason, has needed to hide behind a mask while at work. I love both of these sides of the character and how much fun it is to explore them.
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Dopey was always my favorite of the classic Disney version.

Though, I did love Leroy/Grumpy's recent episode on "Once Upon A Time".
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I requested from [livejournal.com profile] spikedluv, so I'm holding up my end. :-)

The first five people to comment in this post get to request that I write a drabble/ficlet of any pairing/character of their choosing. In return, they have to post this in their journal, regardless of their ability level.

My fandoms:
Leverage
White Collar
Vampire Diaries (though I won't do Stephan/Damon)
Eureka
Mentalist
Due South
Chuck
Warehouse 13 (though I've only seen through season 1)
Stargate: Atlantis
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30 – Do you have a favorite fic you've written? What makes it your favorite? And don't forget to give us a link!

I have two that I'm insanely proud of.

Galileo (Angel) - This one because of the amount of research I did to make it work, and because I felt like I proved you can make an MPreg fic that, you know, actually works and makes sense. (Not that I'm opposed to some handwaving, but when it's like, "Guy A and Guy B have sex and Guy B is pregnant!" with *nothing* else it's like, ummm...no.)

Gaijin (Stargate: Atlantis) - This one, again because of the research (about 90% of which I'm pretty sure I didn't use, but it was still fun). And also because I had been convinced that I wouldn't be able to write a fic a) from Rodney's POV and b) that long (and, yes, there were a few days I was doing it out of spite more than anything else).


The rest of the questions )
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I've seen a few of my friends doing the "30 Day Fanfiction Writing Meme" and thought I'd join in.

1 – How did you first get into writing fanfic, and what was the first fandom you wrote for? What do you think it was about that fandom that pulled you in?

I think I just kind of fell into it. The first fandom I wrote for was Buffy and I think it was the however cliched "if you don't see what you want, write it yourself".


The rest of the questions )
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This amuses me. Partly because it's true, and especially since I was born on Friday, November 13, 1981.



You were born during a Full moon







- what it says about you -


You've spent your life in the middle of things, whether it's between people who oppose each other, ideas that oppose each other, or places that are very different. You're very aware of perspectives outside the norm and good at anticipating how different people will see a situation. You value second opinions, because they give you a feeling of balance. You don't have a single group of friends and the people you spend time with may not have a lot in common with each other.


What phase was the moon at on your birthday? Find out at Spacefem.com




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There's a few. But the main one is Train's "Hey Soul Sister".

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*snerk* Get me out of Delaware, and I'll show you an accent. :-P And I do too have a local identity!

What American accent do you have?
Created by Xavier on Memegen.net

Neutral. Not Northern, Southern, or Western, just American. Your national American identity is more important to you than your local identity, because you don't really have a local identity to begin with.

Take this quiz now - it's easy!
We're going to start with "cot" and "caught." When you say those words do they sound the same or different?



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I actually have two - the opening lines of The Iliad and The Odyssey. And I think it's because of the way they sound, especially when you speak them.


Sing, O Muse, of the wrath of Achilles Peleus' son, the ruinous wrath that brought on the Achaians woes innumerable, and hurled down into Hades many strong souls of heroes, and gave their bodies to be a prey to dogs and all winged fowls; and so the counsel of Zeus wrought out its accomplishment from the day when first strife parted Atreides king of men and noble Achilles. (Lang)


Sing, O Muse, of the man of many ways, who was driven far journeys, after he had sacked Troy’s sacred citadel. (Lattimore)
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Thankfully, no, I don't think they made any mistakes.

But I'm increasingly starting to wonder if I'm adopted. It's not really the physical stuff, because a lot of that I can see in my family. But it's more of my thought processes and my views on things and how they're so different from the rest of my family. Don't get me wrong, I'm glad my parents taught me to think for myself and all, but sometimes I have to wonder...
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Taken from [livejournal.com profile] nyxocity:

Name any story I've written, and any character in it, canon or OC. I'll tell you (at least) three things about that character that I didn't put in the story.
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30. Final ques­tion! Tag some­one! And tell us what you like about that per­son as a writer and/or about one of his/her characters!

This one's hard, because I know so many great writers who all have great characters. So I'm not going to pick anyone.

The list )
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I had breakfast for dinner. :-D

I made pancakes, eggs, and vegetarian sausage (Morningstar - quite good, actually).

I made the pancakes from a recipe [livejournal.com profile] libralyte found the last time she was down visiting. At first, I was a little worried, because the batter looked too thick, but it worked well. (Though, I think I underestimated cooking the first batch just a *tad*, but they were edible.) The rest of the pancakes are now in the freezer for future meals. (The recipe made 21 pancakes! 18 of them are now in my freezer!)


Speaking of which - overall, I'm very happy with how my eating's been going the past two weeks. While I'm not "counting points", "journaling", or anything, I'm definitely more conscious of what I'm eating, how much, when, etc. And I'm more careful to make sure that I'm physically hungry before I eat than mentally hungry. (Granted, there are times when schedule doesn't allow this, but if it can, I'll make sure it does.)

And I have more of an attitude about my eating/cooking too, along the lines of "Screw it, I'm making it!" I figure that if I want some cookies or pancakes or whatever, it would be better for me to make it - where I could control the content and portion size than go out and buy it and not have that control (or as much). And I've found it works too - I'm okay with having the smaller portion because I can grab another cookie later or thaw-and-heat some pancakes another night.

So, I'm rebuilding my eating habits my own way, with influences from all sorts of areas. I'm sure it's going to take a while and there's going to be some mucking up and back-tracking along the way, but I think that overall, it'll be better this way, since it's not my dad's way or my brother's way or my grammy's way - it's my way. And at this point, I know I'm doing it by the grace of God, because I can't do it on my own.

And I've done a bit more organizing in the kitchen, so now I feel a lot more comfortable about knowing what ingredients I have at my disposal. Now if I just knew what to *do* with some of them.... (Hmm...maybe I should check Iron Chef archives? :-P)

I feel like I should get a magnet that has a kitchen knife and says, "This isn't the kitchen of an Iron Chef... yet."

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7. Do you lis­ten to music while you write? What kind? Are there any songs you like to relate/apply to your char­ac­ters?

Heh. Yes. Yes, I do. :-D

A little bit of everything, but mostly rock with some pop, country, showtunes, instrumental pieces thrown in.

I don't usually relate any to any of my characters, but there's a couple that have associated themselves to characters. For instance:
- "Two Is Better Than One" by Boys Like Girls and Taylor Swift is a duet sung by an established couple to their new lover in a threesome I'm working on.
- "Time of My Life" by David Cook is Richard Woolsey.


The list )
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2. How many char­ac­ters do you have? Do you pre­fer males or females?

That I'm *currently* working on/with? Three. If you want to include past and/or future (aka in the works), a lot more. I don't think I have a preference for writing men or women. Sure, I've written more men because of where certain... interests lie at the moment, but writing women can be great too.


The list )
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1. Tell us about your favorite writ­ing project/universe that you’ve worked with and why.

I think that so far it's doing the "Rodney epic" (as I affectionately called it while I was working on it) "Gaijin" - which was a *huge* SGA fanfic. And it's because I hadn't thought I could write Rodney, or do the amount of world-building that I did, or write something that huge. But I did all of it.


The list )
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Gakked from [livejournal.com profile] stacy_l

Rules:
- Bold all of the following TV shows which you've ever seen 3 or more episodes of in your lifetime.
- Italicize a show if you're positive you've seen every episode of it.


TV shows )
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Day 30 - Saddest character death

It's a toss-up. I'm going to have to go with Carson Beckett (SGA) and Doyle (Angel).

Oddly enough, though, the one I cried the most actual tears for was Cyril O'Reily (OZ). Sure, I liked Cyril, but not as much as others. Go figure.

The list )
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Day 29 - Current TV show obsession

I'd have to say "Leverage". It's just so much fun! And there's angst! And witty dialogue! And great fight scenes!

"White Collar" is definitely a close second, though.

The list )
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Day 28 - First TV show obsession

Buffy the Vampire Slayer

It was the first time I wanted to know more about the actors - and Anthony Stewart Head in particular. From there, I fell into fandom and have enjoyed it ever since.

The list )

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