Post a single sentence from each WIP you have (or as many as you want to pick). No context, no explanations. No more than one sentence!
1.) The hotel soap was disgusting – it smelled like licorice and made her skin dry and rubbery – but she wanted to be certain he wouldn’t know.
2.) "No, she doesn’t have magical intoxication, and she doesn’t have that because magical intoxication is a load of horseshit."
3.) As I look at the gun, I try to think of it as an empty metal tube with a handle and not the hideous agent of death I’ve always believed it to be.
Mr. A's just fascinated me ever since I've heard of him, which I think was when papajoemambo put up some splash pages, and the more I hear the more I love in an inappropriately ironic way. His status as one of the inspirations for Rorschach -- my favorite character in Watchmen -- is a part of it. That he's basically the Gary Stu mouthpiece for the second, lesser-known half of the team that created Spider-Man is another. It also helps that his stories are fucking insane but also TOTALLY SINCERE and convinced they are THE BEST THING EVER. I mean, that's actually kind of cute. The fact that Ditko's id unleashed is still quality enough that creators who think Objectivism is a big fat turd nevertheless draw inspiration from his work I think is testament to how oddly likable these stories are.
*Pink! (The color, not the...uh, singer)
Urusei Yatsura isn't something I watch all the time. (Mostly because it is EXPENSIVE and semi-out of print.) But I've always loved Lum. She's sexy, she's funny, she's mostly nice but she can kick your ass WITH FUCKING ELECTRIC SHOCKS. She's awesome! I like her so much I've showed UY stuff to my cousins who were probably not old enough for it and they loved her too. Yeah, she can play into the bimbo/sexy alien girl stereotype sometimes, but I think she subverts enough that you can just watch in joy. As my cousin (who later named one of her stuffed animals after Lum, DO YOU SEE WHAT I DID THAR?) said, "She's pretty and she flies and she has a neat outfit and she has powers." She does indeed.
I like to write a lot. It was part of the profession I had up until ... oh, two days ago. (Shit.) I remember wanting to be a writer from when I was REALLY LITTLE because I liked stories so much, even if I never had the discipline to finish my stories until I started writing fanfic (which is kind of sad). While I've had my blocked periods, I can't imagine a life without writing, and when I can write, especially for fun, I feel a lot better in body and mind overall. It's just ... yeah. I don't want to say it's MY LIFE, because that is silly and too reductive and not what makes you a good writer anyway, but it's a major part of my life.
*Comic book meta
... Can I be meta about comic book meta? I feel like my brain might explode ... I don't know. I remember when I really got into the Internet fandom I always really liked reading people expounding on Spider-Man or whatever, even if it was goofy stuff like which Green Goblin was their favorite or something like that, so I guess I'm just sort of doing the same thing and adding my own spin. I spent a lot of time writing for Sequential Tart at one point, too. I don't know if I did a great job there, but it exposed me to a lot. Anyway, it's fun to expound on these things and figure out why characters do what they do and what creators might have been thinking. Kind of like fanfic, only more straightforward and the fetishes aren't as sexy.
Also, I know it's old. I don't care.
( 50 Things Every Comics Collection Truly Needs )
( Twenty-Five Things Every Comics Collection Truly Needs To Be Awesome )
Give me two characters from different fandoms you know I'm familiar with, and I'll give you a dialogue happening between the two of them. Without justifying how the crossover would work, how their worlds clashed, or how they could even meet each other. Just a silly crossover conversation with no backstory, for fun.
Fandoms: Spider-Man, Watchmen, View Askewniverse, Gravitation, Maria-sama ga Miteru, Otome wa Boku ni Koishiteru, Koi Kaze, Kannazuki no Miko, Lucky Star, Urusei Yatsura, Great Expectations, A Christmas Carol, Buffy, the Rocky Horror Picture Show, the Young Ones, Fushigi Yugi, Haibane Renmei and, um ... you know, that's good. If there's something you know I like that I'm not mentioning, just ask me for it.
Fics I Received:
Aslan from Chronicles of Narnia and Crowley from Good Omens by pervyficgirl
Your result for The Harry Potter Husband Test...
Your perfect HP man is Neville Longbottom.
You like the nice guy. You don't need the best looking guy, or the most talented, or the most popular, or the most powerful. You want a guy who'll be there when you need him, who knows how to stick through the hard times, who isn't afraid to do what needs to be done, and who stands up to even his friends when necessary. You can't go wrong with a guy like this.
(fanart by jeremia http://jeremia.deviantart.com/ used with permission)
It's the first letter of MY name anyway, so I dig it. (I've never met a Rebecca in the media that I've really liked though, I think. It seems to be a popular name for villains and those bitchy girls who had nice nails and made fun of you in high school.)
1. Comment on this post.
2. I will give you a letter.
3. Think of 5 fictional characters whose name starts with that letter and post their names and your comments on these characters in your LJ.
( See below ... I didn't expect this to be so comic-book heavy )
I ... hope all of this made some sense. I got super-loquacious, I guess.
1. Leave me a comment saying, "Interview me."
2. I will respond by asking you 5 questions of a personal nature.
3. You will update your LJ with the answers to the questions.
4. You will include this and an offer to interview someone else in the post.
5. When others comment asking to be interviewed, you will ask them 5 questions.
1. What are your major life-goals for the next year or two?
In the most general sense, my major life-goals are to sort of set out the path for the rest of my life this year. Or maybe the next ten years. I'd like to start writing more personal things. I'd also like to be exercising and going to the doctor and doing all the things I'm SUPPOSED to be doing and neglected this year. Kind of simple and vague, but they're what I need right now.
Oh, and I want to finish reading the Jewish Bible by the end of 2009, with all of the Prophets being read this year.
2. If you could get all people to understand ONE thing-- one statement or concept-- what would it be?
This is probably where I should say something like "Peace is good" but I fear that would have a large butterfly effect. So I'll settle for "Minority activism does not mean hatred of the majority." I think that's pretty simple.
3. Would you like to become famous? If so, for what?
Yeah, I kind of would. But author-famous, not actor-famous. I'd like to get fanmail but still be able to go shopping relatively unnoticed. I still have the "critically-acclaimed author" dream.
4. If you could list one book as mandatory reading for all high school graduates, which would you choose?
My future book aimed at getting teenagers to read books! Seriously, I've actually written the introduction to this. Hey, we're talking fantasy, right?
Less big-headed answer ... hmmm ... I'm going to go with Public Opinion by Walter Lippmann. I think it would give our media-saturated society a bit of a reality check and help the new generations. Plus, I had trouble understanding it when I read it as an undergrad, so maybe a teacher can help them out. :-)
5. If you could trade lives (Freaky Friday style) with a superhero (or supervillian), would you? If so, who would you choose?
Freaky Friday means just for a day, right? She's not my favorite, but I got to go with Wonder Woman. I think after you're Wonder Woman for a day, you can get the confidence to do anything. Plus, then I'd be able to fly!
Which Power Ring would come to you?
Is this good or not? I can't tell ...
Your Score: Huffleclaw!
You scored 4% Slytherin, 48% Ravenclaw, 28% Gryffindor, and 44% Hufflepuff!
You might belong in Hufflepuff,
Where they are just and loyal
These patient Hufflepuffs are true
And unafraid of toil;
Or yet in wise old Ravenclaw,
If you've a ready mind,
Where those of wit and learning,
Will always find their kind.
In this instance, it would be prudent for you to make your own decision between the two! After all, as wise Albus Dumbledore says, "It is our choices . . . that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities."
|Link: The Sorting Hat Test written by leeannslytherin on OkCupid, home of the The Dating Persona Test|
I don't feel very Hufflepuff, to be honest ... I'm kind of a jerk. So ... yeah, I'd go for Ravenclaw on the Sorting Hat.