balsamandash: (com] ace of hearts)
I've actually been kind of awful at reading more than the first post or two on my list for the past few days, whoops. I'm trying to catch up but it's kind of overwhelming, so I may just go forward from here. ><

But while attempting to catch up I ran into a meme, so why not. Stolen from [personal profile] forests_of_fire and [personal profile] ng_moonmoth.

Four things. )
balsamandash: (mcu] it's just the end of the day)
Today has been A Day. I thought I was gonna have actual stuff to say at one point, and then it was A Day, and I am just too drained. I am staring at a twitch stream and failing to make myself do things.

I am not tired enough to sleep, though, and I'm rambly lately, so have another meme? I don't know guys. Memes are all I got.

Give a fandom, I will tell you:
1. the character I least understand
2. interactions I enjoyed the most
3. the character who scares me the most
4. the character who is most like me
5. hottest looks character look I'm gonna come up empty on this one basically every time, so instead, how about a character I'd have liked to see more of
6. one thing I dislike about my fave character
7. one thing I like about my hated character
8. a quote or scene that haunts me
9. a character I wish died but didn’t
10. my ship that never sailed
balsamandash: (* hide in the open)
That's totally the saying, right?

Answers to the movie quote guessing meme, including a couple of pitches for lesser-known movies:

Quotes! )

Aaaand now another meme! A music meme! This one yanked from [personal profile] forests_of_fire. It is much more longterm, so let's see if this gets me to post a little more regularly.

1. A song you like with a color in the title )

The rest of the meme. )

In other news, tonight we are dying my hair, or at least bleaching it to dye tomorrow, and I am getting back to work for the first time after this long, kinda fucked up month. It's not the best day ever, but it's better than the last couple. I really hope this continues, but I have to see my mother this weekend, so who knows.
balsamandash: (s] hope in the air)
I feel like this could easily end up a spam-Dreamwidth day. I am weirdly rambly and thoughtful and also tired which makes actually talking easier. That or a spam-Tumblr day. I guess we'll see. In the meantime, while I try to figure out exactly what I'm gonna be doing, a meme:

  • Pick 15 of your favorite movies.
  • Go to IMDb and find a quote from each movie. (Ones that did not have IMDb quotes are *'d.)
  • Post them here for everyone to guess.
  • Strike it out when someone guesses correctly, and put who guessed it and the movie.
  • NO GOOGLING/using IMDb search or other search functions

Sitting in the darkness, popcorn on your knee )
balsamandash: text icon; quote from Her Story: "And all these stories we've been telling each other? Just that. Stories." (writing] all these stories)
Name a character I do some kind of creative work about, and I will tell you the five(ish) things I think are fundamental to understanding them.

(Fandom and original are both a go.) (Also for the record I am a little more than half through questions for the last meme/game-ish things I did, so I will get that up soon.)
balsamandash: text icon; quote from Her Story: "And all these stories we've been telling each other? Just that. Stories." (writing] all these stories)
I still plan on going back and doing a bunch of old ones, but my recent desire to worldbuild, and specifically character-build, got brought up, and a thing coalesced, so. I'm gonna paste together and bastardize a couple of old memes in the service of character and world development.

Here's the game. I have a set of characters, numbered from 1 to 20. They come from 5 different original worlds and stories that I want to be working on this year. Some of them know each other; some, even from the same world, don't; some of them have been kicking around in my head about a decade, and some of them are sitting on that list with a three-word character description in the hopes I'll have named them by the time I'm done here.

You can:
  • Ask questions about what they're like/what they like. ("What's 4's favorite ice cream flavor", or, "What was 9's family like".)
  • Ask questions about their role in the story. ("What is 11's driving motivation".)
  • Ask more meta questions about what they're like. ("What House would 19 be in" or "What would 12 think of 8".)
  • Propose scenarios and I will describe how they'd go. ("1, 5, and 10 are on a roadtrip together; where are they going and how does it go?" or "16 has to pick someone else on the list to go on a date with; who do they choose?")
  • Ask any other question you can come up with.
  • Ask multiple questions about one character.
  • Ask questions about as many characters as you'd like.
  • Ask the same question about different characters.
  • Jump in on another thread and ask additional/tangential questions that occur based on what someone else has to ask.

At some point, when I have a fair few questions, I will either edit this post with the list and start answering questions in the comments, or put up a new one with the list and answers - it largely depends on how many questions I get. (And once that's done, you're free to toss in additional questions, either before looking at the list, or that come up in response to previous answers.)


Jan. 18th, 2017 02:59 pm
balsamandash: half-face shot of Joey Ice Cream (The Black Donnellys), text: "Are you telling the story or am I?" (tbd] telling the story?)
I will attempting an actual update sometime in the next couple of days, especially because I mean to go rifle belatedly through friending memes, but for now, I am stealing memes.

Which fictional setting would you put me in, and what sort of role would I play there?

Or alternately:

Comment with a fanfic trope (and a character/pairing for it, if you want) and I will tell you:
• How likely I am to write it
• A few lines of a theoretical fic

(Fandom list, if you need it)
balsamandash: (s] the world drifts by)
Today has been a super awful day for absolutely no reason I can give anyone; it started out okay but sore and low on energy, and the snowball just rolled from there. I've basically spent all day watching game theory videos on Youtube and playing stupid browser games. I can't even summon up the energy for work, and literally all I need to do for work on a daily basis is update social media.

I'm just leaving it for right now and hoping that if I don't push myself, tomorrow will be better. I'm damn sure if I try to borrow against future spoons, tomorrow will be worse.

But I also kind of twitch at how little I've done creatively lately, so have memes. I don't promise responses tonight but I'm hoping doing something vaugely related to creativity does something good for my brain in the long run this week.

Stolen off tumblr: Give me an AU idea, I'll give you 5 headcanons for it.
Or else: That meme where you give me a character and I tell you three random pieces of personal canon about them: let's do that.

My fandoms + also open to original verses if anyone's familiar enough with them.
balsamandash: River Tam (Firefly) writing in a book (writing] get it all out)
I am gonna go back and do headcanons too but what the hell. So, I have a list of fifteen universes, I want you to give me a number and one of the following:
* A place name (in which case you will get at least two fun facts about the universe/story/whatever I feel like)
* A song (in which you will get two songs that I feel like go with the universe)
* A kink (in which you will get two relationships in the universe and I will babble a bit about them)
* A quote (in which you will get a ficlet or babble on a thing I'd like to write within the universe)

Feel free to ask for multiple things, repeat numbers someone else has asked or anything else.
balsamandash: River Tam (Firefly) laying on the ground and looking up (ff] ghosts & clouds & nameless things)
There was a tiny problem to work around, because nobody informed me that you need an actual letter, but my two weeks have officially begun. My last night of work is Friday, May 20th. And then I'm done. No more Walmart for me. Ever.

(And I mean it. Fucking ever. I will work retail and stocking and jobs that hurt me physically again if I need it. But I am done with Walmart. My store is a mess of communication problems, awful management, and impossible demands -- and we are one of the consistently highest-rated stores in our entire state. I am not dealing with a version of that that probably has its shit together even less.)

Anyway, if anyone's curious/for my own benefit/for people to poke me into sticking to, this is what the next month or so looks like:

Schedule )

At some point there's a couple of other lists I'd like to make, but they are more abstract than this, and I am thinking about them. Soon, though.

I am still a little terrified, but I am starting to get excited, too. I'm beyond ready to be on to a new phase. It's long overdue.

And on an unrelated note, writing is difficult, and I'm pretty sure most creativity (and... general life things that are not either impossibly to avoid or coming really easy for the moment) is on pause til the move is done, but I'd like to do something vaguely creative, so have a meme. Yes I know I suck at memes, but I will eventually go back and respond to others, and for now:

Leave me a character, get three headcanons about them. Fandom or original. (Bonus round: Leave a character and either a topic or an AU setting [whether it's one I already play around with or not], get three headcanons on that topic/in that setting. Otherwise you get random things that come to mind.)


Apr. 9th, 2016 09:08 am
balsamandash: River Tam (Firefly) laying on the ground and looking up (* our witch)
This is one of my favorites so even though I'm kind of failing at things lately always, let me 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.
balsamandash: (hp] build and teach)
Ask me for any character I write or have written and I will tell you, if they existed in the Harry Potter universe:

1. Sorting Hat: what house would they be sorted into?
2. Expecto Patronum: what form would their patronus take?
3. Riddikulus: what form would their boggart (read: their deepest fear/the thing they find scariest) take?
4. Amortentia: the three smells they find most attractive/appealing.
5. The Mirror of Erised: deepest desire.

Fandom or original, go for it please. HP AU rambles may ensue on some of them. Sorry not sorry at all.
balsamandash: (Default)
I can meme all the memes and maybe get writing done this weekend. Have a thing. >>

Give me a symbol and a pairing we share (or you know I'll write, be it fannish or orignial), and I shall try and write a short ficlet for you.

♔: Finding the other wearing their clothes
♕: Holding hands
♖: Having their hair washed by the other
♗: One falling asleep with their head in the other's lap
♘: Cuddling in a blanket fort
♙: Sharing a bed
♚: Head scratches
♛: Sharing a dessert
♜: Shoulder rubs
♝: Reading a book together
♞: Caring for each other while ill
♟: Patching up a wound
♤: Taking a bath together
♧: One character playing with the other's hair
♡: Accidentally falling asleep together
♢: Forehead or cheek kisses
♠: One character adjusting the other's jewelry/neck tie/ etc.
♣: Back scratches
♥: Reacting to the other one crying about something
♦: Slow dancing
balsamandash: (s] on a strange incline)
Will return to last meme later. I claim stuffy headedness allowing me to nest in youtube for a while. However, I am also nesting in nostalgia, and I like this meme, and I haven't seen it in forever, so I'm stealing the thing.

Give me scenarios, and I'll tell you three things ____ did after the world was ended by ____.

e.g., Three things Remus Lupin did after the world was ended by nuclear war, or Three things Sam Wilson did after the world was ended by zombie ducks.

Fandoms! (Original characters also welcome if you know 'em.)
balsamandash: (* music and wings)
One I meant to steal earlier, one just for fun.

1. There are people on my reading list that I don't know very well. Want to trade information? You can ask me anything you want, as long as I get to ask you a question in return.

2. Music time! Give me a prompt of any kind -- a word, a mood, a kind of music, a character/fandom, an original writing thing, whatever random thing pops into your head -- and I will give you a 3-song playlist.
balsamandash: (s] some ghost of me would be here)
1. You will comment with three things (can be literal, metaphorical, conceptual, as you like).
2. I will do my best to take a picture of them.
3. I will post them here.
4. You will post this meme on your DW (optional).
balsamandash: (* running out of veins)
Okay, writing is basically impossible, so here's a thing:

Under the cut are 15 [community profile] rainbowfic stories I have in mind but am stalled on/cannot start! Pick one (or two, or five, whatever) you like the sound of, and I will either:
1. Write the next three sentences and post them for you. [Or the first three if I didn't start it yet.]
2. Write the sentence or image that keeps floating around my head for it and post it for you. [Because that's generally how these things work.]
or 3. Tell you three random things about it. [They may or not totally make sense out of context, and may be meta on why I want to write the fic/setting up the timeline or world/something other than a straight what happens.]

Feel free to pick something someone else did; I'll either do a different number or just share more. And if you need verse notes, those are here.

Fics. )
balsamandash: (s] the world drifts by)
What the hell, I really need to write anyway.

Leave me a person/ship (fannish or original) and a kink (or more than one) and get a ficlet.
balsamandash: (s] cause it's honest)
Give me a person, ship or universe and I will write one sentence of ten genres for it. The genres are:

1. Angst
2. AU
3. Crack!fic Plot
4. Crossover
5. First Time
6. Fluff
7. Humor
8. Hurt/Comfort
9. Smut
10. UST

Fandoms; original verses.
balsamandash: (mcu] thumbs up seven up)
Stolen shamelessly from Tumblr, because I'm slightly more likely to get responses here and I could use cute things to consider. Leave me a ship & I’ll answer the following:

who starts putting up decorations in october?
who buys the advent calendars?
who places mistletoes all around the house?
who wraps the presents for other people?
who puts the final star/angel on the top of the christmas tree?
who’s the one that hates eggnog?
who’s the one that bakes christmas cookies for guests?
who sends out the christmas cards?
who knows all the words to twelve days of christmas?
who’s the better snowman builder?
who starts snowball fights?
who’s the one that wakes the other on christmas morning by playing christmas songs really loudly?


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