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- Bold all of the following TV shows of which you've seen 3 or more episodes.
- Italicize a show if you're positive you've seen every episode.
- Asterisk * if you have at least one full season on tape or DVD
- If you want, add up to 3 additional shows (keep the list in alphabetical order).

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Clearly, I watched way too much TV in my misspent youth. And there are dozens more not even included in the above list!
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Ask me for one of my Top Fives. Any topic. I will then respond in comments.
Please check comments before asking.

If you decide to play, feel free to post this on your journal!
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This is an old meme I apparently missed back in 2009 - but it's never too late, right?
List the first lines of your last twenty stories. See if you find any patterns.

Brownie points for those who can guess some of the more obscure fandoms - or the one original story among all the fanfic.

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As for finding any pattern, well, it seems that while I write in literally dozens of fandoms - if one count crossovers separately - I write them in blocks: for a while in two or three main ones, than switching to other main ones and so on. Not that that would be new information, mind you. It's something I knew already.
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Gakked from [livejournal.com profile] songfire3

Pick up the nearest book to you.
Turn to page 45.
The first sentence describes your sex life in 2012.

"Come south with me, and I'll teach you how to laugh again," the king promised.

- Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin

Wow, this is actually nice! I was of two minds whether to read the book at all, but after this, I think I will.
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Gakked from [livejournal.com profile] songfire3

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Day 25 – Music – Do you listen to music while you write? Do you make playlists to get into a certain "mood" to write your fic? Do you need noise in general? Or do you need it completely quiet?
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I've been negligent with these entries lately - too much RL stuff going on. Anyway, here I am with a new batch, determined to finish the meme before we'd leave for the UK.

Day 22 – Have you ever participated in a fest or a Big Bang? If so, write about your favorite experience in relation to one. If not, are there any you've thought about doing? And if not, why not?

I participated on a few Kavanagh and Zelenka ficathons in the Stargate - Atlantis fandom, but not very often. Basically, because I'm not good with deadlines, and it's hard for me to write anything short.

Day 23 – When you post, where do you post to? Just your journal? Just an archive? Your own personal site?
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I'm trying to speed up the process a bit, in order to have all 30 days done before I leave. So, on we go.

Day 18 – Where do you get the most inspiration for your fics (aka "bunnies") from?
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Day 19 – When you have bunnies, do you sit down and start writing right away, or do you write down the idea for further use?
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Day 20 –Do you ever get bunnies from other people's stories or art in the same fandom?

Oh, yes, all the time. Although rather in the manner of "well, it would be so much better if done this way..." What can I say? I'm horrible. *g*

Day 21 – Sequels – Have you ever written a sequel to a fic you wrote, and if so, why, and if not, how do you feel about sequels?
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Day 16 – Summaries – Do you like them or hate them? How do you come up with them, if you use them?

I like them - people ought to get a basic idea what they're going to read. But I try not to give away too much. Putting together a good summary is hard, though.

Day 17 – Titles – Are they the bane of your existence, or the easiest part of the fic? Also, if you do chaptered fic, do you give each chapter a title, or not?

Usually, I find a title easily. Sometimes I'm into several chapters, though. As for chapter titles, I use them often, but not in all stories.
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Still trying the waters. Still posting in short snippets. That's all I can do in these days.
The rest is in the comments.
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Let's try the idea of stevie_carroll and post this in a chain of very short posts. Ergo: the actual post will be in the comments.
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Again, two questions that belong together are answeed in the same post. I find this meme actually very useful - never thought about these things before.
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Since those are short answers, I decided to deal with 3 questions in one post, so that I'd get this meme finished before work restarts.

Day 6 – When you write, do you prefer writing male or female characters?
I have no specific preference. I write male characters more often simply because the source material usually has more (and better-crafted) male characters. But I love to write females, too. Uhura being my absolute favourite. And Éowyn from LOTR - the book version, not the anorexic wallflower of the movies.

Day 7 – Have you ever had a fic change your opinion of a character?
Quite often, actually. I'm trying to keep an open mind. Two of the main characters I went from despising to loving with were Rodney McKay (SGA) and Jack Harkness (Torchwood).

Day 8 – Do you write OCs? And if so, what do you do to make certain they're not Mary Sues, and if not, explain your thoughts on OCs.

I do write bunches of OCs. My Halabor stories (Tolkienverse) hardly feature any canon characters at all. My method of keeping them believable is to find people in real life on whom I can base them. Since I know how these people would react in a situation I've created, I can show convincing reactions from the character in the fic. It doesn't always work, of course, but often does.
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Day 4 – Do you have a "muse" character, that speaks to you more than others, or that tries to push their way in, even when the fic isn't about them? Who are they, and why did that character became your muse?

Not really. Although various characters tend to take over the story all the time. See below.

Day 5 –If you have ever had a character try to push their way into a fic, whether your "muse" or not, what did you do about it?

Oh, yes! The very first of such characters was Elladan, when I was writing my first Tolkienfic. I was going to do the Aragorn/Boromir cliché *shudders from the very thought now*, but Elladan marched into the Hall of Fire, caught a glimpse of Boromir and dragged him off to his bed. I've been writing Elladan/Boromir ever since - not that many people would appreciate it.

The other such "invader" character was Minamoto no Yoshitsune. He was supposed to make one brief appearance in the first epsiode of "Travellers' Tales", my Dr. Who/Torchwood crossover series. Before I know what was happening, the entire story was about him and Tosh having an affair and a child together, and he ended up travelling with Tosh, Tomoe and the 9th Doctor aboard the TARDIS.

I usually allow such characters to take over, because it results in a much better story than originally planned.
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Day 3 - For each of the fandoms from day two, what were your favorite characters to write?

Cameron from Kindred, Angel, Wesley, Tara, Amy, Oz, Veruca and Spike from the Jossverse, Alex Moreau and Philip Callaghan from Poltergeist, Michael and Cynthia from QAF US, and I also had a bunch of original characters. All a bit confusing if you don't know the "Pathways" universe, I'm afraid.
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Going on with the meme gakked from [Unknown site tag]:

Day 2 – Name the fandoms you've written in, and how much you've written in that fandom, and if you still write in it.
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Gakked from [livejournal.com profile] artemis10002000. Granted, I won't be near my PC for the next 30 consecutive day, due to the 11-day-trip to England and Wales in August, but I thought I'd give it a try nonetheless.

Day 1 - How did you first get into writing fanfic, and what was the first fandom you wrote for? What do you think it was about that fandom that pulled you in?

Now, that's a really hard question. I started writing at the age of 10 (and yes, that's been four and a half decades ago, go figure), and my first finished piece was a western-like thingie, inspired by Die Söhne der Großen Bärin. I was 12 at that time, and felt horribly sorry for the Sioux for having been forced into reservations by the white man. So, that pulled me into actual writing.

My very, very first story idea, however, was some horrible sci-fi - the only thing I remember were bubble shaped armchairs that could swallow you if you weren't careful enough, and then your buddies had to come to your rescue. Which clearly shows that even in 4th grade, I already had a hang to overblown dramatics. ;)

As for fanfic, I'm quite sure that my first things were stories related to "Winnetou" by Karl May. Fortunately, they only existed in my mind - thinking about them now, they were full of horrible clichés and even more horrid Mary Sues, with overdone angst and all that stuff. Since the Internet didn't exist back in the Stone Age, when computers still filled entire rooms, my shame is well-hidden. *g*

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... by my good friend, [livejournal.com profile] artemis10002000. I won't tag anyone in exchange, but everybody who feels like doing the meme, be my guests.

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Gakked from [livejournal.com profile] artemis10002000

The steady:

Battlestar Galactica. The original, one and only 1978 show.
I've been truly, deeply, madly in love with it since 1990 or so. Since I first saw it on German TV. Bought the books, bought the videos, then even bought the DVDs. Despite the occasional crappy writing and the sometimes painfully stupid stories. But it had great sets, wonderful characters, amazing actors and humanity aplenty. Plus girl warriors at a time when girls still used to be merely decoration.
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From all over my f'list...

The book I am reading: Fanny Hill or Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure by John Cleland and A to Z of King Arthur and the Holy Grain by Simon Cox and Mark Oxbrow. Unless fanfic counts, that is. I simply don't have the time to read only one book at any given time.

The book I am writing: Whoa, which one? Still reworking the Grand Fantasy Epos (TM) in Hungarian. Also, "Everything Changes", "Eye Witness" (the Tosh romance), and about two dozen unfinished WIPs in almost as many fandoms, while researching for and fleshing out the detailed outline of the second part of Torchwood Virtual Season 3.

The book I love most: As others have pointed out, this is a silly question, but if I have to give one answer, The Lord of the Rings by Professor Tolkien.

The last book I received as a gift: Entanglements by Martha Wells; a Stargate: Atlantis novel. It was a Christmas gift from [livejournal.com profile] artemis10002000.

The last book I gave as a gift: Various thin booklets about Hungarian, history, architecture and artists that I gave as Christmas gifts to various friends in far-away countries. ;)

The nearest book: Ummm... on the closest bookshelf on eye level is a sortiment of Tolkien books, the entire Earthsea series by Ursula K Le Guin, Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott, The Canterbury Tales by Chaucer, The Black Arrow by Stevenson, Scotish folk tales and Arabian Nights.


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