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Still alive, I promise. I hope all of you are doing well, or at least tolerably. ^^

-Going to China (Guangzhou, specifically) for my cousin's wedding, so I'll be gone from November 5 in the evening until I come back November 20. Whoo, 13-14 hour flights.

-Which brings me to my next point. Fic prompts please! So I'll have something to do while I fly alone for so many hours, since I can't bring my knitting. I'm kind of rusty but I'd like to get some practice, since I was re-reading that one Valentine's Day challenge I wrote waaaay back that suddenly got new comments on it, and totally wincing my way through it. Ehehehe. Part of it was the premise was executed kind of poorly (really, I should have known better, but the idea hit me while I was delirious and I just went with it) and part of it was just the writing quality. >.>

So fandoms I will attempt to write for: Arashi, I'm willing to try my hand at Skip Beat!, Ouran High School Host Club, and maaaaaybe Inception (I think I'd like to explore Ariadne, Yusuf, and Saito, but I'm scared of writing them wrong despite having seen the movie twice, hehe). Possibly Super Junior M but I think my impressions of them are too strongly influenced by fandom. I want to write more girls/women! :D

Hit me with your best shot!

<3 to you all~

Date: 2010-10-31 07:21 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] artemidora.livejournal.com
[supports your ficwriting goals even though I don't know any of your fandoms well enough to offer prompts for them!]

And I hope all your travels are safe and uneventful. [waves!]

Date: 2010-11-03 07:21 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rhythmia.livejournal.com
Thank you hon! ^_^ *waves back* You're welcome to throw stuff at me, however. I'm thinking of playing a game. You know how it's easy to fall into a fandom via reading fic and not know any of the canon, and trying to back engineer what you think canon is about from fanon? :D If you like, throw a fandom at me and maybe a brief description of what it's about, major players etc. and their character traits, and I could try to write a snippet and see how close I get through sheer luck and whatever I extrapolate from you. :D

...yes, I know, completely ridiculous. :D By the way, I got your DVDs a day or so ago! So I know what I'll be watching when I'm back from China....

Date: 2010-11-03 12:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] artemidora.livejournal.com
Ahaha, oh yes, that is what I did for my first... three fandoms? Four? The fourth I think was Smallville, and then I did catch up on all the extant canon at the time... and then decided I should go back to reading fic without watching canon (as did a number of other Smallville fans!). And yes, I remember exactly that process of back-engineering canon; it was a bit like doing historical research by reading primary documents. Or I suppose by reading various fictionalizations of historical events would be a closer analogy. :-P

Which is to say, I think this sounds like a really fun idea! I will take a little time (but not too long, as you're leaving soon!) and try to come up with which fandom(s) I'd like you to try this with and write the descriptions.

Also, this idea reminds me of [livejournal.com profile] strangefandom, where people watch vids in fandoms they don't know and then write up what they think the show is about. Hilarity ensues!

Date: 2010-11-03 06:14 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rhythmia.livejournal.com
Hahaha, yeah, that was me and Gundam Wing. And the latter half of Fushigi Yuugi. To this day all I've actually experienced of GW canon is one volume of manga that was a 'special chapter' about Zero.

Yup, I leave Friday evening, so anytime by Friday afternoon would be the "flying to China" deadline. Alternatively, you can keep coming up with things and I'll have something to do on the return flight, hehe.

Okay, that looks cool. Also sure to be hilarious for both the people who know the fandom and the people doing the guessing. It's like those one-liner summaries. :D

*rubs hands together* Oooer, I'm excited to see what you come up with. ^__^

Date: 2010-10-31 09:35 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kegom.livejournal.com
Oooooh, fic prompts! &hearts &hearts &hearts


Mmh... I'll see if I can come up with something! I'm so lacking in the inspiration department at the moment, it's not even funny. Only 1 1/2 more months until my exams are over and hopefully I'll get my brain back after that! >.<"


Oooh, which gives me a prompt:

Fandom: Inception
Prompt: Set after the movie, Ariadne gets moral support from Saito (and perhaps Yusuf?) during her final exams at university. (Saito, I think, would be awesome at crazy cheering-up gifts that would make Ariadne's roommates - I'm not sure whether she has some, though Paris is just as expensive as New York or London, so she might, unless she's got one of these tiny former-servant-chamber rooms - go all "O_o ...Ariadne, someone just sent you a pony..." and make Ariadne laugh despite herself; while Yusuf might be very helpful with getting her to relax with funny stories and slightly illegal products...)



BTW, have lots of fun in China at your cousin's wedding! (I hope you'll fly with one of those awesome planes that have little screens put into the back of the seat in front of you!) &hearts &hearts &hearts

Date: 2010-11-03 07:24 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rhythmia.livejournal.com
Hey hey m'dear! ^__^ ♥ I'm glad you're almost done! YAY! \O/ So I'm hoping there's less departmental drama by now?

Oooh, I like that prompt. Let me see what I can come up with. 14 hours. I'm waiting for a plane? :P And did I know that you were in Inception fandom? Hmm.

Thank you! I plan to wander around Guangzhou, and do some touristy things, and shop, and eat delicious food. Mmmmm. I'm flying Singapore Airlines, I dunno if they have screens, but that would be fun. :P I checked the movie listings, and they're showing Inception, among a very international bunch of movies. So I could check and make sure my details are correct, hehe.

Date: 2010-11-01 05:34 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fishuuttawatuh.livejournal.com
no prompts here, but I hope you have fun in China!

Date: 2010-11-03 07:25 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rhythmia.livejournal.com
Thank you hon! I hope you're hanging in there at your new job? You and Amanda going to be in the area for the holidays?

♥ hugs ♥

Date: 2010-11-02 10:48 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] scififreak.livejournal.com
Darn, if only I knew any of those fandoms! LOL

Have fun, darling!

Date: 2010-11-03 07:27 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rhythmia.livejournal.com
Hahah, one of these days we'll be in the same fandom again. What fandoms are you in, anyway? Maybe there'll be something I'll just try. Or you could do what I suggested to artemidora above, and see if I can do fic from back-engineered canon for you. ;D It is sure to be ridiculous.

Thanks m'dear! ^_^ ♥

Date: 2010-11-03 06:16 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] scififreak.livejournal.com
Haha, we can only hope to be! My current fandoms are Stargate (still), Glee, Harry Potter, Torchwood/Who, and True Blood, Lost, Vampire Diaries and Star Trek (even though I don't read fic in 3 of them).

Back-engineered canon? I'm going to have to read this comment. lol

Date: 2010-11-03 06:50 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rhythmia.livejournal.com
*shrieks* I love your icon, that is so awesome. :Db And ooh, well I still read fic in Harry Potter now and again when it is recommended to me, and same for Stargate Atlantis, and the odd (very odd) Star Trek fic (there's a really good ST reboot-based fic about Jim Kirk and how it takes a village (or a whole ship) to raise a child, ehehe, called Graduate Vulcan, have you read it? Language geekery abounds!). Though I've never written in any of those fandoms, I'm willing to give them a try if you don't mind my butchering them, ehehe.

Yes, back-engineered. Have you ever been part of a fandom without previous experience with the canon? I always seem to do that because I will follow authors that I trust into whatever fandoms they venture into. :D And then, well, see above. :P

Date: 2010-11-03 07:05 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] scififreak.livejournal.com
OH, I get it now! Okay. No, I've never done that. I've always watched/read the canon first, then got into the fandom. Unless it's a multi-media fandom. Then I may only know part of it's entire canon. For example, LotR is one of my fandoms, but only the movie side of it. Or in Who I only know recent canon (2005 and on). Though I have read fics here and there in fandoms I didn't know. Like if I'm reading an X-Files fic by an author I like and, like you said, then read another fic by her that's set in a universe I don't know, like Due South. But that's not really getting *into* the fandom, you know? Just dabbling. lol

And i haven't read the ST fic either. Sounds rather interesting though. And how familiar are you with Stargate canon? I might have a challenge. lol

Date: 2010-11-03 11:24 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rhythmia.livejournal.com
Well, Graduate Vulcan for fun and profit is here (http://lazulisong.livejournal.com/1071739.html). I've followed her through several fandoms, actually. Hee, I dabble a lot too, but several times the dabbling catches my attention enough that I explore further in the fandom on my own and next thing you know, I'm neck deep. :P

Stargate SG-1? Uh, I watched the movie. So I know a little about Daniel's drama, and a teeny bit about Jack's drama, and a bit of Teal'c's drama. And I've read a bit of fic here and there, so I know that aliens became various gods here on Earth, and they possess human bodies to be corporeal/mobile. Daniel's wife was possessed by a snake. Let's see, what else. Daniel Ascends several times, I think he's the character who won't stay dead? And there's a new team member called Cameron Mitchell who looks like a clone of Daniel. And a character called Hermiod who's Asgard and looks like our stereotypical image of aliens, and he operates a 'beam me up Scotty' machine. Sam is the genius scientist of the team who is also military, and Rodney McKay wants in her pants? Yeah, I have a pretty scattered knowledge (who even knows if what I 'know' is true?) that mostly comes from crossover fic with SGA.

Hit me! :P

Date: 2010-11-04 03:06 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] scififreak.livejournal.com
Haha, while I watched at least 6 or 7 seasons of SG1, I never made it to season 10 consistently. I know about the later plot points through SGA xovers! And I've never seen the 3 movies. My main knowledge is SGA, which I watched all 5 seasons of. And have read two of the tie-in novels for. I can definitely rec you some stuff, but it will be either SGA or SGA/SG1. I'm on a huge John Sheppard/Cam Mitchell kick right now. It's my secondary slash OTP after McShep.

Date: 2010-11-04 05:00 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rhythmia.livejournal.com
Cool. I don't know why I thought you were primarily SG-1. Silly me. I'm more into SGA fic myself, though I only watched the first season and part of season 2 and have been spoiled six ways til Sunday on the major plot points in the later seasons. I remember swimming around in SGA fandom back when it first started exploding, and reading tons of fic and being so impressed by the quality because most of the authors had already gotten their writing chops in older fandoms (like HP and Due South, hehe). So I'm down with recs. And if you want me to try and write you fic, I'm down for that too, hee. McShep is so entertaining. ^_^ I'm really fond of gen antics myself, team stuff.

Date: 2010-11-04 05:20 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] scififreak.livejournal.com
Maybe you're thinking of Marie? She's the SG1 person.

While SGA is by far the crackiest I've ever seen *and* been in, it also has the highest # of amazing writers I've seen. A large percentage of the most amazing, thought provoking, moving fic I've read has been in this fandom.

Even though you know the eps from fic, I would suggest you watch certain ones yourself. You might find that your perceptions don't mesh with those of the overall fandom. Esp the eps that were controversial, involved unpopular characters or people hated. I would love to hear what you think about The Last Man, Vegas, The Shrine, Sunday, the one where John goes back home for his father's funeral, and some other ones. I definitely found myself in some heated discussions about some of those fics and certain characters and plots.

I'll send you some recs and think of prompts. Anythiing you won't write or you're not comfortable with?

Date: 2010-11-04 05:54 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rhythmia.livejournal.com
Mmm, I'll let you know if I'm unfamiliar with a character, how about that? And I'm not cool with dubcon or 'rape/assault as a quick way to get to h/c'. Be warned that I'm not very solid with characterization post season 2, beyond what I've picked up from fic, but I'm willing to try. ^^

Seriously, SGA fic can get pretty ridiculous and I love it. And there's such good quality stuff out there. My SGA section of my lj memories got pretty unwieldy because I figured out early on that if I liked a fic, I'd better bookmark it because I'd never find it again, hehe.

Date: 2010-11-05 05:24 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] scififreak.livejournal.com
Yeah, I'm rubbish at tags and memories. I think I'm going to get a Delicious account and start saving my links. And I do keep a recs file, but it's like the size of a novel now. Seriously.

Haha, when you said rape or dubcon to get to h/c I immediately thought to myself "so no classic TOS K/S fic?"

How are you writing femslash? That's one thing SGA sorely lacks. I could even stick to characters you'd be familiar with (who you'd know from the early seasons). I'm always dying for more Teyla/Kate or Teyla/Elizabeth fic.

Date: 2010-11-05 05:37 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rhythmia.livejournal.com
Hahaha, yeah, sorry, I'm not that into the 'fuck or die' Ponfarr-type scenarios. Though Adele and I were talking when she was visiting about trying to find that one Nine Inch Nails "Closer" K/S fanvid, since she doesn't have a downloaded copy and the creator has since taken it off the web. Any chance you've heard of it/have it? :D?

Ooh, I am totally down for f/f fics. Yeah, that one fic that I was wincing about is entirely f/f, except it's kind of not because I had characters get sex/body switched in classic SGA deus ex machina fashion from male into female bodies, only it was RPF. Sort of. ^^;;; Silly self-indulgent stuff. I really should have known better, and now I'm jonesing for more f/f fics. And contemplating turning that fic I was wincing about into a sequel with one of the characters being trans, but I need to do more research first to not screw it up horribly. ^^

But oooh, Teyla/Elizabeth. The power dynamics of that one would be interesting. :D

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