tori_angeli: (hardisoneliot)
I was going over old LJ entries and found this meme.  I remember having so much fun with I about passed out.  So I'm gonna do it again--this time, with almost twice as many fandoms.

Name a character I know and I'll tell you three (or more) facts about them from my own personal pseudo-canon.


Fandoms I know:
TMNT
Lord of the Rings
Whedonverse (BTVS and ATS)
Usagi Yojimbo
Final Fantasy 4-9
Chrono series (Trigger and Cross)
Xenogears
Star Trek (any series or film except TAS)
Firefly
Dollhouse
Leverage
Samurai Champloo
Fullmetal Alchemist (first anime)
Vorkosigan Saga
Order of the Stick

If you pick a character I did last time, I'll probably just repeat what I said in that entry.  No limit on characters you can pick.  Tori is bored!
tori_angeli: (Byyourwish)
Pick a character, pairing, or fandom you like.
2. Turn your music player on and turn it on random/shuffle.
3. Write a drabblet/ficlet related to each song that plays. You only have the time frame of the song to finish the drabble; you start when the song starts, and stop when it's over. No lingering afterward! No matter how whacked out your drabble is. :)
4. Do ten of these, then post them.

The fandom is TMNT, predictably enough.  I figured I needed an exercise like this, and it was fun!  Except BNL kept coming up at first.  Weird and challenging.











When in Rome by Nickel Creek )

Fett's 'Vette by MC Chris )







tori_angeli: (Default)


Your result for The Social Persona Test (What kind of man/woman are you?)...

The Librarian (QTBF)

Quirky Traditional Beta Female

You know the story--The quiet, smart girl who emerges from her shell to become the new queen bee. Nothing wrong with nerdy girls, in fact there aren't enough of you. Your best match is The Late Bloomer, as he once was the male version of you.


You are more QUIRKY than NORMAL.


You are more TRADITIONAL than LIBERAL.


You are more PASSIVE than DOMINANT.


When picking a date, consider: The Late Bloomer (QTAM), The Lord of the Misfits (QLAM), The Snowball's Chance in Hell (QTBM), The Suit (NTAM), or The Altar Boy (NTBM).


Avoid: The Frat Boy (NLAM)


(Image from theblackspiderman.com)


Take The Social Persona Test (What kind of man/woman are you?)
at HelloQuizzy

tori_angeli: (notimpressed)
I think it's a bit unfortunate that they only include characters from the first two series.  I'd like to see what my results would be with DS9 and Voyager added in.  Nevertheless, this was the character I thought I'd get.


Your results:
You are Deanna Troi
Deanna Troi
65%
Uhura
60%
James T. Kirk (Captain)
50%
Chekov
45%
Jean-Luc Picard
45%
Beverly Crusher
45%
Geordi LaForge
35%
Will Riker
35%
Data
30%
An Expendable Character (Redshirt)
30%
Spock
27%
Mr. Scott
25%
Mr. Sulu
20%
Leonard McCoy (Bones)
15%
Worf
10%
You are a caring and loving individual.
You understand people's emotions and
you are able to comfort and counsel them.
Click here to take the "Which startrek character are you?" quiz...

tori_angeli: (Default)
You Are a Black Panther
You see through people. You understand others' motives and plans.
You have a knack for predicting the future. You just know what people are going to do.

People are attracted to you. You are naturally able to influence other people's thoughts.
You have the charisma to be a beloved guru or dictator. It's all about how you handle it.
tori_angeli: (Byyourwish)
Name a character from one of my fandoms and I'll give you:

(a) three facts about them from my personal canon/fanon
(b) a reason he/she sucks
(c) a reason he/she is awesomecakes
(d) five things that never happened to that character and/or
(e) five people that character never fell in love with and why

I tag Winny, because she insisted.
tori_angeli: (Byyourwish)
A. Pick 16 movies.
B. Then pick one of your favorite quotes from each movie.
C. Post the quotes in your journal.
D. Have those on your friends list try to guess what the movie is.


1.  "How dare you?  How DARE you come to me now, when I am THIS?" (Molly Grue, The Last Unicorn - Greenwillow)

2. "You shall live to see these days renewed." (Theoden, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King - Prettyarbitrary)

3. "I look like I just called Mike Tyson a sissy, and all you can say is 'Hi'?" (Casey Jones, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - Greenwillow)

4. "Right now I'd like to show you one of my favorite cartoons. It's a sad, depressing story about a pathetic coyote who spends every waking moment of his life in the futile pursuit of a sadistic roadrunner who MOCKS him and LAUGHS at him as he's repeatedly CRUSHED and MAIMED! HOPE YOU ENJOY IT!" (George Newman, UHF - Pi90Katana)

5. "Because I, unlike some other Robin Hoods, can speak with an English accent." (Robin of Locksley, Robin Hood: Men in Tights - Greenwillow)

6. "I ain't been droppin' no eaves, sir, honest!" (Samwise Gamgee, The Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring - Greenwillow)

7. "Get your brother out of the dishwasher!" (Cheech Marin's character, 50 First Dates - Antiheroine)

8. "Maybe the machines didn't know what chicken tasted like, so that's why chicken tastes like everything." (Mouse, The Matrix - Greenwillow)

9.  "Valentine's Day is a holiday invented by greeting card companies to make people feel like crap." (Joel, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind - Pi90Katana)

10. "Name: Chekov.  Rank: admiral." (Chekov, Star Trek: The Voyage Home - Reasonabledist)

11.  "I believe I speak for the entire crew, sir, when I say, 'To hell with our orders.'" (Data, Star Trek: First Contact - Kinectra)

12. "Who's scruffy-lookin'?" (Han Solo, Star Wars: The Emperor Strikes Back - Whiteadelphi)

13.  "I'm not a big fat panda. I'm the big fat panda." (Po, Kung Fu Panda - Pi90Katana)

14. "Data is TIRED of falling, and he is TIRED of skeletons!" (Data, The Goonies - Antiheroine)

15. "This is the captain, we have a lil' problem with our entry sequence, so we may experience some slight…turbulence, and then…explode." (Mal, Serenity - Rezuri)

16. "There was more than one lobster present at the birth of Jesus?" (Emma Thompson's character, Love Actually - Antiheroine)

Wow, I have a geeky f-list.  I'm so proud of you guys!
tori_angeli: (fanficwriter)
This is a neat little meme Ivy talked me into doing.  This is all the fanfic I've published this year.  Looking back, I'm surprised at how much Don there is in these stories.  And here I thought I wrote him the least.  Anyway, there are eight new stories and one I finished after last year (there were thirteen stories in 2007).  My gosh, has it been that long since I started The Halfway Point?

This year, I resolve (and I NEVER make New Years' Resolutions) to finish Counterplay (might be tough, considering the rate at which I'm going) as well as Endgame (which has yet to be published at all, but I'm working on chapter five already).  I want to be prolific and have lots of fun with writing.  I might even start on an original novel (I am inspired by my grandmother, who is about to become a twice-published author).  Anyway, here is.

WRITTEN
One Real Fantasy - For a moment, Don has everything he wants.
Invisibility Check - Donatello is fairly sure something's up. Fairly sure. Not entirely sure. Pretty sure. Something is probably up. In the meantime, he angsts.
The Orphans - When Leo is gone, the rest become separate, isolated, orphaned. A series of oneshots.
The Circle - Don is determined to put things right with Mike when their friendship is strained. He is unprepared, however, for things to be very different from the way he has decided they are. Implied adult content. Set in Aubretia Lycania's trilogy universe.
The Vessel - Only a few know the truth behind Splinter's earliest beginnings, or how an ordinary rat had the ability to shape the world. Splinter is not among them.
Real-Life Batman - One of the Nightwatcher's more obscure adventures comes to light.
Counterplay chapters 1-5 - Separated from his family by an old friend and taken in by an old enemy, an estranged Michelangelo becomes the only thing that can save his family in a game where no one is who they claim to be.
The Stairway of the Mind - Everything is dark, the body is sleepless, and the mind escapes into itself. It is the second-longest night of Donatello's life. Post-Space Invaders.

COMPLETED FROM LAST YEAR
The Halfway Point - An alternate outcome of Eighteen Minutes. When a brother is attacked, the entire family is wounded. Sometimes, healing is harder than staying hurt. Winner of Best Tragedy/Angst in the 2007 TMNT Fanfic Awards.
tori_angeli: (usagi)

 
Your Anime/Manga Role by SatouGaki
Username:
Occupation:Domo-kun
Super Power/Weapon:Names to long to pronounce
Your Relationships/Fetishes:Just loves Ramen
How much you spend in a week$8,636
Your weakness isViruses
You will die by:Happiness

tori_angeli: (fanficwriter)
The Rules:

Step One
- Make a post (public, friendslocked, filtered...whatever you're comfortable with) to your LJ. The post should contain your list of 10 holiday wishes. The wishes can be anything at all, from simple and fandom-related ("I'd love a Snape/Hermione icon that's just for me") to medium ("I wish for _____ on DVD") to really big ("All I want for Christmas is a new car/computer/house/TV.") The important thing is, make sure these wishes are things you really, truly want.

- If you wish for real life things (not fics or icons), make sure you include some sort of contact info in your post, whether it's your address or just your email address where Santa (or one of his elves) could get in touch with you.

- Also, make sure you post some version of these guidelines in your LJ, so that the holiday joy will spread.

Step Two
- Surf around your friendslist (or friendsfriends, or just random journals) to see who has posted their list. And now here's the important part:

- If you see a wish you can grant, and it's in your heart to do so, make someone's wish come true. Sometimes someone's trash is another's treasure, and if you have a leather jacket you don't want or a gift certificate you won't use--or even know where you could get someone's dream purebred Basset Hound for free--do it.

You needn't spend money on these wishes unless you want to. The point isn't to put people out, it's to provide everyone a chance to be someone else's holiday elf--to spread the joy. Gifts can be made anonymously or not--it's your call.

There are no rules with this project, no guarantees, and no strings attached. Just...wish, and it might come true. Give, and you might receive. And you'll have the joy of knowing you made someone's holiday special.



(1) Fabric.  Medium weight solid-color 100% linen or cotton (at least a yard and a half), or lightweight bleached white 100% linen or cotton (at least four yards).

(2) Winter tops, size S or XS.  Used is fine.  I do have a wool allergy.

(3) Trousers or dark-wash non-distressed jeans, size 0P or 25x33.  Used is fine.  Wool allergy!

(4) Usagi graphic novels besides #20 or #7.

(5)
Artwork for my fics.  Because secretly, I've been dying to see Raph lying at the bottom of the stairs while everyone starts toward him.  Or a picture of House, Takeshi, or Wakako.  Or anything, really.  Crycry is one of my favorite people. XD

(6) Tea.  The darker oolongs are my favorites, usually.

(7) A new printer that the company still makes ink for.

(8) The Kung Fu Panda DVD.  Widescreen. *is pathetic*

(9) For TMNT or Usagi Yojimbo to become a series on Adult Swim.

(10) For everyone to start clicking regularly on www.thehungersite.com.  The organization has several different causes, but world hunger and child health are the ones I feel closest to.  It's totally free, so there's no point in not doing it!


Contact info: Just PM me and I'll give you the info.


I'm in a really precarious place right now.  I'm about to be between jobs and I need things I can't afford.  Right now, the little dreams feel pretty luxurious.  Good wishes and prayers would be massively appreciated.
tori_angeli: (fanficwriter)
Name a character I know and I'll tell you three (or more) facts about them from my own personal pseudo-canon.

Fandoms I know:
TMNT
Lord of the Rings
Whedonverse
Usagi Yojimbo
Lost
Final Fantasy 4-9
Chrono series
Xenogears
Star Trek (any series)
tori_angeli: (usagi)
1. If you were granted 3 entirely self-centred wishes (i.e. nothing altruistic such as "World Peace"), what would they be?
Wow.  Well, first of all, I'd be rich like whoa, so I don't have to stress out about this routine of making money to make money and devote time to volunteer work and moving and going places I want to go.  Second, um...well, that's about all I can think of right now.  It's entirely self-centered, yes, but I'm being honest.  Um, other wishes.  Well, I might like to be able to fly.  Whenever I'm dreaming and realize I'm dreaming, I try to fly.  I've only been able to actually fly in my dreams once, I think.  It was amazing.  Thirdly--I can't believe I didn't think of this--I'd like to be an actively employed composer.  World-famous isn't necessary, but I'd want my works to be widespread.  Hearing my work performed is better than hearing my name spoken, by far.  I'd kinda shy away from being famous.  Too much pressure.

2. If you had 5 alternative lives to live, what would you do with them?
I'd try to live in five distinctly different cultures, or at least in different times.  Wow, this could get complex.  I might like to be a kunoichi in Medieval Japan, a seamstress in Jamestown in 1760, an actor in the Globe during Shakespeare's time, a pygmy in the forest of Africa, and a politician's wife in Ancient Greece.  These are just things that come to mind.

3. Why do you write fanfic?
Because I have too many ideas not to share.  I like my ideas.  It would be selfish to keep them all to myself, when there's a chance other people could enjoy them.  That sounds really arrogant, but it's the truth.  I love to create, I love characters, and I love sharing creations and characters.

4. Why TMNT? What pulled you in?
Very typical story, mine.  I loved it as a kid, and that love was brought to new life with the new movie.  But at the very beginning?  My brothers.  They raved about it, and they would wake me up so I could watch it with them.  Maybe the fact that I was "cool" enough to watch TV with my big brothers was the first hook, but I loved the show even after they lost interest.

5. How would you like to be known/remembered?
If I can't be someone who made the world better, I'd like to be someone who didn't help keep the world the way it is.
tori_angeli: (Default)
1. The worst TMNT fic you have ever read? (If you can't think of THE worst, one that stands out most in your mind over the past few months?)

Anything by Puldoh.  Really.  It's incredible how unutterably BAD these Wilting!Mikey wangstfics are.  It's not even funny.  It's just horrible.  My favorite badfic, which has tragically been pulled off the net (but not its sequel, hilariously enough), is "Unexpected Moments."  It was this awful rape/mpreg thing that was absolutely hilarious.  The sequel, "Sweet Sixteen," is on FF.net even though the author pulled down the original because she wasn't going to finish it.  I'm also a connoisseur of bad titles.  "Crouching Raph Hidden Girl" and "Four Brothers, Four Friends, One Story" (I may have messed up that title) are winners in this category.

2. Will anything have changed about your life a year from now?

I hope so.  I hope to live on the other side of the country.  But that may or may not happen.  At the very least, I hope to be out of my parents' house.

3. What's the most adventurous thing you've ever done?

Oh no.  Ohhhh no.  This is where I reveal how boring my life really is.  Honestly, I think rappelling is about as far as it went, but you know, at the time, I was deathly afraid of heights.  Like, I'd tried rock climbing and FROZE.  Screamed when I slipped and was caught before I'd fallen any distance.  I rappelled, and it was fun.  I've also driven 2.5 hours to visit Winnychan on a whim.  I've given my phone number to a stranger just because I though he was cute.  I dunno.  All my adventures take place in my head.  I wish I did more things that were exciting.  I keep thinking about it, but I always end up doing the smart thing.  Why can't I do the awesome thing?

4. Is there any actor or director that will make you automatically put a movie on your must-see list if they're involved?

Hm.  Christopher Lloyd, maybe.  Peter Jackson (unless it's a B horror flick).  I tend to like what I like, mostly, and it doesn't matter a lot which actors are in it, even though I definitely have actors and directors I go for more than others.  But there's no movie I'd go to JUST got a specific actor or director.

5. Your favourite style of music?

Classical: Beethoven, Mozart opera, bel canto, later Verdi opera like the revised Simon Boccanegra and Don Carlo, although Rigoletto is also unspeakably awesome.

Non-classical: Celtic and hard rock.

Snah

May. 23rd, 2008 05:51 pm
tori_angeli: (Default)
So I am working on fic, but I keep writing stuff WAY in the future rather than stuff I should be writing.  And that bird keeps pestering me.  I hope it doesn't hurt itself, but GAH!

Questions from [profile] pi90katana:

1. Was there any aspect of Fast Forward that you did like? Episodes, characters, etc.?
Oh, yes.  Torbin Zixx was one.  I always go nuts over rogue heroes.  The two best episodes were probably Headlock Prime and Graduation Day.  I loved Raph being open and light and altogether healthy-seeming for once, and any episode where Mike gets actual character development is okay by me (except for Unconvincing Turtle Titan *shudders*)

2. Name one historical figure that you would want to meet.
King Philip II of Spain, on the condition that he was under the influence of truth serum and I could wring out all those little details about Carlos' death.  Or wait--Giuseppe Verdi.  I'd want to take lessons from him.

3. What's the scariest thing you've ever seen?
I was at this gaelic-themed wedding, and some of the guests were in kilts.  They were these huge old hairy men who didn't know how to sit in skirts.  So yeah.  Big fat slabs of hairy old-man-thigh.  No wait--maybe it was my voice teacher sitting with his legs spread on a table with his pants too tight.  Yes, that was definitely it.

4. What's something you would love to do but haven't been able to yet?
Write a musical.  I can't come up with good ideas.  I've done opera, but musicals are somehow harder.  I come up with all kinds of songs that belong in musicals, but when it comes to a plot?  GAH!  It's impossible!  And whatever I come up with (like The Last Unicorn) is copyrighted.  Or uh, based off an opera. *ponders Faust and Don Giovanni*

5. What's your favorite incarnation of each turtle and why? Least favorite?
FAVORITES:
Leo - NT.  His voice isn't the least of it--it's the perfect Leo voice, no whine at all.  I love how solid and big-brother he is, how utterly smooth and confident with all this understated power.  He's perfect.
Don - Movie 2 for a less grown-up Don, but otherwise, CGI.  I love Don the Nag, for some reason.  I like that Leo's departure made him more severe, somehow.  It speaks of a lot of pain, I suppose, but not angst, because Don doesn't angst, just does things.
Raph - Probably CGI.  I dunno.  I think Raph is the one I like most consistently throughout all manifestations.  But uh, I still have a crush on OT Raph, in my own way.  Heh.
Mike - NT, hands down.  Not only does Wayne Grayson lose the surfer accent, but this is by far the most fleshed-out, developed Mike of all.  He has his annoying habits and his strengths and weaknesses and insecurities and is overall just a complete character.

LEAST FAVORITES:
Leo - The first two movies, I think (call me a bad TMNT fan--I never saw the third).  The ones where he's an obvious brown-noser.  The least mature Leo.
Don - You know, I don't think there's a version of Don that I hate, but I don't like his voice in NT.  Way too effeminate.
Raph - Same story as with Don, except that I think his NT voice sounds way too old.  And like he's been smoking for 50 years.
Mike - As hard as it is for me to speak against OT, I think I'm gonna hafta go with OT Mike.  Though he's also annoying in the first two movies.  Hm.  Maybe it's a toss-up.  He's shallow and dumb in either case.
tori_angeli: (Default)
From [profile] lvsinsanity:

If you want to play, leave a random inane comment and I will ask you five questions, which you will then post the answers to in your journal, along with these instructions.


1.What would you describe as your favorite 'crack' pairing in TMNT?
Well, I love the things people do with Bishop/Leo.  Neko and Kay are ingenious at it.  I dunno, it's so random and wrong and hilarious.  I shy away when people write it seriously, but when it's crack, it's marvelous.

2.What's the oddest thing that happened to you during a reenactment?
Oddest?  Wow.  I think dumb questions are notorious for living historians.  My friend had one girl in fourth or fifth grade SHOCKED to learn that they used to make houses from trees, and still do.  I had another friend who was set to fall down at a gunshot during a drama, and instead did so when his brother ran his axe through a piece of wood.  I saw a man put a plate of gravy into nasty dishwater, pull it out, complain that there's still gravy on there, grab a piece of bread, and finish off the gravy while I watched in horror.  But for something that's happened to me?  Well, I had a man ask me to sing opera for him.  He's a geologist and a geek.  I sang a few arias, and while I'm anything but professional, he was very moved.  Afterwards, he said he wanted to give me something.  The next day, he came up to me and handed me a sizable stone.  It was an uncut, unpolished emerald.  I wondered what he'd give me if I sang again, and if McDonald's has change for an emerald.  I've still got the thing.  Haven't had anything done to it, but you can see the vein of emerald in it, and my friend insists it's large enough to make into something.

3.You have total super-godly powers over a Foot Ninja, what do you do?
Get them to teach me ninjutsu.

4.What would you do if I delivered Hun to your door, totally at your mercy?
Put him back in NT intact, like he was before the Lost Season.

5.What is the one thing you'd like to see changed in TMNT-verse?
You cannot make two working swords from scrap metal in the course of an afternoon!  Ahem.  For something more exciting than that, I think I'd like to see Baxter Stockman back and whole, in a complete body.  From there, they could probably tear him apart again, but they really can't do much more to him as it is.

You know, I think I see why people go so nuts over this meme.  This is fun!
tori_angeli: (Default)
There's this irritating bird that keeps thwapping into my window.  It's a cardinal.  I think it wants to perch on my venetian blinds.  It never gets hurt, it just persists.

This is a meme I got from [profile] pi90katana, my dearest darling fandom little sister.

Meme

Apr. 16th, 2008 07:52 pm
tori_angeli: (UziDon)
I got tagged by Pi.  Grar on Pi. *snugs Pi*

How about a brief introduction for yourself?
I'm Tori Angeli, and I'm evil.  More or less.  Mostly less.  Not as evil as I'd like people to think.  Actually, I'm pretty nice.  Quite nice.  A pushover.  Downright fluffy and friendly.

Fabulous! And what got you into fanfiction to begin with?
I think I was 6, and I wrote a fan fiction without knowing what I was writing.  It was about Lord of the Rings, and the characters were Pippin and his son Faramir.  But what got me INTO writing fan fiction?  Probably my brother mentioning its existence.  I eventually stumbled across some fan fiction for Final Fantasy 6.  I started reading.  I started writing.  I was crappy back then.  I'm less crappy now that I've spiraled through various Final Fantasies, the Chrono series, Xenogears, Whedonverse, and Lost, and finally landed back home in TMNT.

I see, so what kind of fanfiction do you like to write?
Oh, various genres, all TMNT right now.  I used to be pretty founded in humor and lighthearted stuff, but now I'm venturing into darker things.  Well, I should say I HAVE ventured into darker things.  I'm almost finished with the darkest thing I've ever written.  And yes, I'm planning on continuing this sort of diversity.  I have more humor planned, more action/adventure, and more darkness.

Do you find writing easy? Hard? What are the most difficult aspects of writing you struggle with?
It depends.  I used to find it a lot easier to write at night.  Now, it's easier to write in the mornings.  Sometimes I can get a flow going, sometimes not.  I tend to get stuck on dialogue and not pay proper love and attention to the narrative.  It's like that when I'm reading, too.  I don't have the patience for narrative, sometimes.

Write a few sentences or so of your favorite pairing or character.
Well, I have two favorite characters, really.  Maybe three.  I adore Splinter.  But Mike and Raph are my darlings.  There, that counts as a few sentences.

Are there any fan fiction clichés or trends you're sick of or just can't stand?
Girly!Don.  GAH!  Okay, I'm not saying Don has to be like my icon here, but I HATE it when he's a girl in fan fiction.  Oh, and Jerk!Raph, and Wilting!Leo, and Toddler!Mike.  And grr, this thing where people will actually CORRECT you when you use the non-fanon age order.  Even though the age order I use is creator-approved.  And I'm getting tired of getting onto FF.net and BWAH!  Nothing but Mary Sues as far as the eye can see!

Are you guilty of any fanfiction clichés you hate? Or any other ones?
At the very beginning, I wrote a fic that took the assumption that Raph and Leo NEVER get along.  This fic has never seen the light of day.

What was the first fandom you wrote for, and do you still like/participate in it?
Lord of the Rings?  I'm still a massive LotR fan, but I don't read fan fiction for it.  I used to read a select few authors.  Citrine2 is the BEST.  I mean, WHOA that girl can write.

Name your OTPs or most frequently written pairings/characters and explain what it is about them that you love to write.
I don't write romance.  The one romance I wrote was at a request.  Although when I was in Lost I liked Charlie/Claire and Rose/Bernard.  Didn't WRITE Rose/Bernard, but I loved 'em.  And I only hinted at Charlie/Claire.

What would you call your writing "style"?
Um...rhythmic.  I write in a way that appeals to the musician in me.  I'll choose this word because it has the right emphasis, or this word because it has the right number of syllables for the sentence.  It might also, uh, lead to me not having enough sentence variety.

Do you read other people's fanfic? If so, what do you find yourself reading the most?
Of course I read other fanfic!  I always tend to be a sucker for humor and crack in particular.  Oneshots are things I have patience for.  Multi-chapters need to have the right kind of pacing.  They don't necessarily need to be action-oriented, as long as SOMETHING happens to move things along quickly enough.  Silence by LucyToo is one of my favorites of all time.

Do you have trouble taking criticism? Or worse yet, do you have the dreaded bloated ego?
I LOVE concrit!  I absorb it like a sponge, or reject it when it doesn't suit what I need, but always consider it.

When you write, is there anything that helps? Music? Quiet room?
I find that having something to do while I'm pausing in my writing to think helps like crazy.  Like, if I'm writing at work and need to think about what to write next, I stop and actually do WORK.  That sort of keeps the juices going until I know what to write next.  Ha!  If 'm writing at home, I sometimes keep my wonderful Clark tin whistle nearby, and when I stop to think, I pick it up and play an Irish jig however many times it takes for me to come to a decision.

What inspires you?
Pretty much anything.  Eighteen Minutes was spawned by a freaky dream I had where I was held hostage and my brother has eighteen minutes to ransom me.  And...a bunch of Brazilians showed up.  So I had to have a Brazilian in the fic.  Then, people were asking what would have happened if the flashlight thing in Eighteen Minutes had gone through, so that spawned The Halfway Point.  Residual bunnies concerning the Purple Dragons and Leo covered in House's blood spawned the latest installment--an upcoming SEQUEL to The Halfway Point, which so far will be called "Endgame."

Lastly, how would you sum up your fanfiction experiences and yourself as a writer?
It's been truly amazing!  So very rewarding!  I've become a much better writer from this, and gained so many wonderful friends...GAH!  I so happy!

 

Tag six friends because they'll hate you for it.
No.

Meme

Mar. 6th, 2008 09:17 pm
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A. List seven habits/quirks/facts about yourself.
B. Tag seven people to do the same.
C. Do not tag the person who tagged you or say that you tag "whoever wants to do it".


1. I am a tea junkie.  I don't get headaches, but I do get cranky without my morning tea.  I'm totally spoiled on the nice stuff you get from Coffee Bean, which they don't have in my state, so I have to order it online.
2. I am addicted to sarongs and any wrap or faux-wrap clothing.
3. I am also an opera junkie.  Mozart and Verdi are my favorites.  I used to take friends of mine to operas in college.  We'd go in groups to dress rehearsals for cheap.  Ah, the privileges of studentdom.
4. I have vowed to read every book Lloyd Alexander ever wrote.  That's a lot of books.
5. This is a little embarrassing, but it WAS some time ago and I was having a spectacularly bad job experience and needed SOME way to cope.  I once made Final Fantasy 8 into a musical.  Fortunately, I made most of the songs nonspecific to the subject matter, so they're transplantable.  Some of 'em were good songs, too.  It was a great exercise.
6. On a related note, I tend to take video game tunes and write words to them.  Conversely, I set poems to music.  I doubt there's a Tolkien poem out there that hasn't been musicified by Tori.  Well, except the ones in the Lays of Beleriand.  'Cause those are an insane kinda long.  And also some in Adventures of Tom Bombadil.
7. My first kiss ever was done for the purpose of shutting him up.

I TAG:

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1. Put your Itunes, Windows Media Player, etc on Shuffle.
2. For each question, press the next button to get your answer.
3. YOU MUST WRITE THAT SONG NAME DOWN NO MATTER HOW SILLY IT SOUNDS.
4. Put any comments in brackets after the song name.

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I am thisclose to finishing the next chapter of The Halfway Point. It's a different one. Rather than being a conglomeration of emotional scenes, this brings about a twist to the plot. Things change after this one. It even has action!

I think my novel for NaNoWriMo will be in the sci-fi space opera type genre, although I'm tempted to go all Spazzy Ridiculous Humor with it instead. Is it okay to use a story idea you started to write years ago, but LOST years ago due to the crashing of the Evil Compaq Harddrive (for those who don't know, Compaqs last until the DAY after their warrantee expires, then BLOW UP. They have a BOMB by the little mouse thing).

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