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Stolen from everybody. This proves how little I've actually been writing anything, as at least one of these is about three years old. Awesome, if ever completed, but old and long out-dated by this point. I might have even used the same quote!

Post the first sentence (or three) or a random excerpt from every WIP you're currently working on. Then invite people to ask questions about your WIPs. With any luck, you'll get talking about writing, and the motivation to take that WIP one step closer to completion will appear as if by magic!

1. “Here, one of you ejaculate into this beaker.”

“What?” Rodney shouted.  “That’s sexual harassment! You’re violating my civil rights-”
“I’ll do it,” Ronon said with a shrug, grabbing the glass bottle. “How much do you need?"

2. Unfortunately, it was even darker underneath his bed than it had been up top, and whatever giggling, hair-covered thing it was that had attacked him in his sleep had decided to take refuge beneath Jensen’s bed as well.

 Jensen’s next shriek was even louder.

3. Sam poured the items back into the bag and tucked it into the pocket of his jacket.  “Charon wasn’t the ferryman of the river Styx, Dean.  That was Phlegyas.”

Dean’s mouth dropped open in disbelief as the robed figure behind him disappeared in a puff of smoke.  The large pole sank beneath the blackened waters with hardly a sound, leaving them at the mercy of the molasses-slow currents.

4. “He’s the Anti-Christ, Mom.  You sure you want him coming over for taffy apples?”

 Sam started in surprise, Dean spitting out some of his beer at Jaye’s calm statement.

 “Don’t be ridiculous, Jaye,” her mother said soothingly.  “They’re not Catholic.”

5. Jensen knew Castiel was there before his friend announced his presence, able to sense the intangible displacement of air when Castiel’s form shifted the atoms of the room around him.

It was more than a little disconcerting…and kind of tickled.

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Taken from elsewhere.

Tell me about a story I haven't written, and I'll give you between one and three sentences from that story.

You can try any famdon, but I can't guarantee I know it or can write it. However, I do watch a lot of TV, so you might be surprised. Doesn't hurt to try!

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☆ 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.

★ Dean Winchester wants me to have this ring, because every lady needs a blinged out beer opener on her finger. And what Dean Winchester wants, he gets (except Sam's soul, apparantly).

★ I am channeling my inner Emma Pillsbury (Glee), and have an odd craving for vintage necklaces. They rock my socks.

★ I would like you to remember this little organization called the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Once upon a time, Hollywood was a big backer trying to find a cure, but it seems to have fallen by the wayside these days and you almost never hear of it. Just because it's a disease you can live with doesn't mean it's a disease you need to live with. There is a cure, we just need to find it. Please donate.

★ Adopt a pet! There are so many animals already out there who need a home. The best Christmas present you can give is the one you can give yourself - find the perfect companion at your local ASPCA or Humane Society.  No, I'm not suggesting the little munchkin needs the latest dog you saw at the movies, but if you've thought about it, these are great places to go.

Bachelor Mother on DVD. When are they finally going to release this screen gem?!

★  I love Richard Speight, Jr. If there's anything of interest related to him that is not stalker-y, I want to know.

★  Beer bottles belonging to Rob Benedict, Jensen Ackles, Jared Padalecki, etc. Blame anya for this. She snagged Richard Speight, Jr's beer bottle in Chicago because she knew I loved him, and I got him to autograph it. Now it's lonely and wants some friends. Yeah, I know. It sounds nuts. But the cool kind of nuts, right? O.o

★ I'll take handmade art. I love it! I want things to hang on my walls. They can be SPN related, but they don't have to be. All I ask is to keep the genitalia out of sight, folks. If this might go on my wall, I want my mom to be able to see it without having a heartattack.

★ A story which prominently features the Trickster. I love him.  

★ As Wil Wheaton so eloquently states on his Twitter - "Don't be dicks to each other."

☆ Surf around your friends list (or friends' friends, 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.

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You are The High Priestess

Science, Wisdom, Knowledge, Education.

The High Priestess is the card of knowledge, instinctual, supernatural, secret knowledge. She holds scrolls of arcane information that she might, or might not reveal to you. The moon crown on her head as well as the crescent by her foot indicates her willingness to illuminate what you otherwise might not see, reveal the secrets you need to know. The High Priestess is also associated with the moon however and can also indicate change or fluxuation, particularily when it comes to your moods.

What Tarot Card are You?
Take the Test to Find Out.

This is so true. I am moody and quietly opinionated.

WIP Meme

Jul. 29th, 2009 02:37 pm
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Post a single sentence (or paragraph, or whatever) from each WIP you have (or as many as you want to pick). No context, no explanations.

1. Sam complied, showing off an impressive array of half-chewed eggs and sausage. Dean quickly flicked his balled-up straw wrapper into Sam’s gaping maw.

2. “I have never set anything on fire…on purpose.”

   “Tell that to Heidi’s luggage.”

3. So what if Dean smelled slightly…stale, with the odd, overly sweet scent of a funeral home at the close of business. He’d been dead for a not insignificant span of time, and then dug his way out of his own grave; that had to have influenced Dean’s body chemistry or hygiene or something.

4. Through the arts, teachers can find a new way to access the often impenetrable minds of their special needs students, using these projects as windows into their understanding and allowing the students to show what they have learned in a different format than the usual pencil/paper tasks that so often prove difficult for them.

I'll bet you can guess which one I should be working on.

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1. [ profile] eleke
Prompt: Missing scene from "My Brother the Fishstick." It can be wincesty or no.
Author's Note: It's over 100 words, but I'll pare down in the next ones, promise. I just like adjectives way too much. Unbeta'd.

His brother was beautiful. )

2. [ profile] tigriswolf
Prompt: John/Mary, dancing in blood
Author's Note: Closer to the 100 mark! This seems AU to me. Unbeta'd.

Red was her color. )

3. [personal profile] hunters_retreat
Prompt: Sam/Dean, on a dark and dusty highway
Author's Note: Still over 100 words, tag-nabbit. Alas, it is not a dark highway, because I figured that to see the dust, you would need the sun. Unbeta'd.

The road cloaked them in a mantle of dust... )

4. [ profile] alldunn
Prompt: PaganGods! Sam/Dean, dreaming in the Black
Author's Note: Still over 100 words and still unbeta'd.

He was floating... )

5. [profile] gypsy_atavari
Prompt: PaganGods verse, Dean introduces Sam to the Firefly crew.
Author's Note: Still not 100! Unbeta'd.

Dean gripped his brother's hand... )
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MEME-TIME!: 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. “I haven’t had my hands on a hoe in years,” Dean explained to Billy, but his eyes were all for Sam.

2. He blinked slowly, watching his breath fall in smoky plumes from his mouth, wreathing his head in wisps of fog as he tried to force his fractured brain into some sort of cohesive shape, to make sense of the world around him.

3. “You’ve probably got some kind of demonic herpes or something. Told you to pour a little holy water on it, clear that right up.”

4. Sam emptied the contents onto his palm, the dim glow of the sky overhead making the rusty bottle caps, subway tokens, broken washers, and odd bits of loose change gleam brightly.

5. Every thing has a name.

6. In the words of that pointy-eared humanoid on that abysmal television program, humans were an illogical species.

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See what trouble I get into when something's being beta-ed? I do these things and bore you all. But, since it's about BOOKS and I love reading, I'll do it, though my book-on-hand certainly isn't cerebral.

1. Grab the nearest book.
2. Open the book to page 123.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the text of the next four few sentences on your LJ along with these instructions.
5. Don't you dare dig for that "cool" or "intellectual" book in your closet! I know you were thinking about it! Just pick up whatever is closest.

The skull quivered a little on its wooden shelf, and tiny, nebulous orange lights apeared in its empty eyes. There was a sound like a human yawn, and then the skull turned slightly towards me and asked, "What's up, boss?"

"Evil's afoot."

"Well, sure," Bob said, "because it refuses to learn the metric system. Otherwise it'd be up to a meter by now."


Text taken from White Night by Jim Butcher. Read the Harry Dresden series. It's fantastically good light reading.

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So I've been seeing this meme thing around a lot and immediately skipping over any references to it because I assumed it was something relating to anime. Then I see it's a Q&A thing and I've apparently been tagged. I will be a good girl and answer (though I generally don't post anything not story related if I can help it since this is a fic journal and not personal, but it'll help the few who happen to read my stories get to know me better, I suppose, and if that wasn't a total tangent, I don't know what is), but I won't tag anyone because it's like a chain letter and I can't even go with the pseudo-supposition that I'm sentencing someone to death for not spending 42 cents on a stamp, much less relieve myself of the guilt for NOT sending it, and that makes my brain hurt. My head is a weird place.   

Did that even make sense?

List seven habits/quirks/facts about yourself.

1. I would have been a Christmas baby if my mom's doctor hadn't induced labor due to a rockin' Christmas party going on in the staff lounge.
2. I want nothing more than to dye my hair red, but my hair refuses to hold the color for more than a couple of days because it hates me.

3. The idea of a threesome has never really intrigued me, but I am willing to overlook it for Padalecki and Ackles. Call me.

4. I have a bottle of water with me at all times.

5. I had a very brief period in high school (many years before CSI) when I wanted to be a forensic pathologist.  Then I realized I would be dealing with gross, dead people and changed my mind. The mystery solving through science appealed to me. When I'm old and retired, maybe I'll get a degree in forensic anthropology to satisfy that urge instead (and this idea came before Bones). 

6. Zombies scare me the most because they are the most human of monsters (and there's that whole gross, dead people theme I've got going on). Even if they lack higher cortical reasoning skills, they're still creepy!

7. Much like Fox Mulder, I want to believe - but I'm a pain in the ass Scully (without the pretty red hair!) who needs to see some proof first.

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