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Wednesday, 30 January 2013 15:01
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I could do with some love this week.


1. Leave a comment with your, or anyone else's, username in the subject and body. Self-nomination is totally okay. Anon nomination, also okay. If you don't want to be nominated or you want your nomination taken down, just let me know.

2. Once someone has a comment thread about them, leave a comment and tell them about something they've done or made that you liked. A kind word, a signalboost, a drawing, a story. This can be short or long. You can just name or link to something, or go into more detail.

3. Sit back and enjoy how much the people here are making the world a better place in little, tiny ways. They're filling it with art and honesty. They're doing things that are beautiful and kind. It may not fix the world--what does?--and it doesn't mean they're perfect. It just means they're trying, and you noticed.

my thread here


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Saturday, 22 September 2012 10:28
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On the to-do list for today: laundry, dishes, editing, revision. Hence the meme, obviously.

Comment if you want me to:

1. Tell you why I friended you. If I remember.
2. Associate you with something.
3. Tell you something I like about you.
4. Tell you a memory I have of you.
5. Associate you with a character/pairing.
6. Ask something I've always wanted to know about you.
7. Tell you my favourite userpic of yours.
8. Tell you that you must post this in your own journal.

Actually I might just get back into bed and read Possession. /o\
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1 - Your current OTP
2 - A pairing you initially didn’t consider but someone changed your mind
3 - A pairing you have never liked and probably never will
4 - A pairing you wish you liked but just can’t
5 - Have you added anything stupid/cracky/hilarious to your fandom, if so, what
6 - What’s the longest you’ve ever been in a fandom
7 - Do you remember your first OTP, if so who was in it
8 - Do you prefer characters from real action series or anime series
9 - Has the internet caused you to stop liking any fandoms, if so, which and why
10 - Name a fandom you didn’t care/think about until you saw it all over tumblr your social network sites
11 - How do you feel about the other people in your current fandom
12 - Your favorite fanartist/author gives you one request, what do you ask for
13 - Your favorite fanart or fanartist
14 - Your favorite fanfiction or fanauthor
15 - Choose a song at random, which OTP does it remind you of
16 - Invent a random AU for any fandom (we always need more ideas)
17 - A ship you’ve abandoned and why
18 - A pairing you ship that you don’t think anyone else ships
19 - Show us an example of your personal headcanon
20 - Do you remember what your first fanwork was?
21 - Self-rec: What's your favorite fanwork you've created?
22 - Are you one of those fans who can’t watch anything without shipping
23 - 5 favorite characters from 5 different fandoms
24 - 3 OTPs from 3 different fandoms
25 - A fandom you’re in but have no ships from
26 - Ask me a different fannish question

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Wednesday, 8 August 2012 11:36
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s'up, s'up:

Pick any passage of 500 words or less from any fanfic I’ve written, and comment to this post with that selection. I will then give you the equivalent of a DVD commentary on that snippet: what I was thinking when I wrote it, why I wrote it in the first place, what’s going on in the character’s heads, why I chose certain words, what this moment means in the context of the rest of the fic, lots of awful puns, and anything else that you’d expect to find on a DVD commentary track.

Fic here! ♥
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1. Give me a pairing.
2. Give me an prompt.
3. I will write you a three-sentence (or longer) fic.

Anything you've ever known me to be fannishly invested in: One Direction, TSN RPF, figure skating, bandom... hell, I'll do Harry Potter if you like. Prompt prompts, please! ♥

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Saturday, 16 June 2012 23:14
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It has been kind of a sad night, but what should pop up on my flist but this --

my thread here

Love me! Love you! Love everyone! I love these things!
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my thread here

400 words left to the last essay of my two-week library bender. I am working in bed and my brain feels like mush, but that is all right because soon it will be DONE and I will be free. Share some love, guys? ♥
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I’ve been meaning to tell
you how the sky is pink
here sometimes like the roof
of a mouth that’s about to chomp
down on the crooked steel teeth
of the city,

I remember the desperate
things we did
and that I stumble
down sidewalks listening
to the buzz of street lamps
at dusk and the crush
of leaves on the pavement,

Without you here I’m viciously lonely

and I can’t remember
the last time I felt holy,
the last time I offered
myself as sanctuary


I watched two men
press hard into
each other, their bodies
caught in the club’s
bass drum swell,
and I couldn’t remember
when I knew I’d never
be beautiful, but it must
have been quick
and subtle, the way
the holy ghost can pass
in and out of a room.
I want so desperately
to be finished with desire,
the rushing wind, the still
small voice.

- Aaron Smith
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Three quick reviews - all of them of YA books, all of them redefining 'short' - of books I managed to sneak in just before the year finished, bringing my grand total to 94. Happy 2012, everyone! I spent my NYE getting ridiculously tipsy on cheap white wine with a friend I've known since I was seventeen. I think that's a win on the previous year. \o/

This Can't Be Happening at Macdonald Hall!, by Gordon Korman.


(I... hear that these books are available online. Help please?)

Radio Fifth Grade, by Gordon Korman.

All right, but not brilliant. Positively underwhelming, actually, compared to This Can't Be Happening.

Bad, Badder, Baddest, by Cynthia Voigt.

Pretty good - I really like the way Cynthia Voigt writes friendships - and really amusing, actually, Voigt has a skill with caricature I hadn't really noticed before? but none of the poignancy I associate with her novels, and I think that's okay, this novel was fine without it.

Also the book meme we've all been waiting for.

or, maybe just me. )

The Runner, by Cynthia Voigt | Sons From Afar, by Cynthia Voigt | A Solitary Blue, by Cynthia Voigt | The Callendar Papers, by Cynthia Voigt | Anne of Avonlea, by L.M. Montgomery | Come A Stranger, by Cynthia Voigt | Just Kids, by Patti Smith | You Cannot Count Smoke, by Cyril Wong | Pomes All Sizes, by Jack Kerouac | In the Company of Women, by Verena Tay | Oneiros, by Cyril Wong | The White Tiger, by Aravind Adiga | How to Be A Woman, by Caitlin Moran | American Pastoral, by Phillip Roth | Amulet, by Roberto Bolano | Who Runs This Place?: The Anatomy of Britain in the 21st Century, by Anthony Sampson | The Lives of the Muses, by Francine Prose | I Left My Grandfather's House, by Denton Welch | Little Dorrit, by Charles Dickens | Kaddish & other poems, by Allen Ginsberg | Sappho: A New Translation, by Mary Barnard | The Lives of Animals, by J.M. Coetzee | Women & Violence, by Barrie Levy | Half + Half: Writers on Growing Up Biracial + Bicultural, edited by Claudine Chiawei O'Hearn | Nazi Literature in the Americas, by Roberto Bolano | Corridor, by Alfian Sa'at | Collected Plays One, by Alfian Sa'at | Trilogy, by Haresh Sharma | Weetzie Bat, Witch Baby, Cherokee Bat and the Goat Guys, Missing Angel Juan, & Baby Be-Bop, by Francesca Lia Block | Bloomability, by Sharon Creech | Sex Kittens and Horn Dawgs Fall In Love, by Maryrose Wood | High Fidelity, by Nick Hornby | Factory Girls: From Village to City in a Changing China, by Leslie T. Chang | The Boy Next Door, by Irene Sabatini | Singapore Shifting Boundaries: Social Change in the 21st Century, edited by William S.W. Lim, Sharon Siddique, & Tan Dan Feng | The Frenzy, by Francesca Lia Block | Goodnight Mister Tom, by Michelle Magorian | The Spirit Catches You And Then You Fall Down, by Anne Fadiman | Saraswati Park, by Anjali Joseph | Eston, by Stella Kon | Rape: A Love Story, by Joyce Carol Oates | Rice Bowl, by Suchen Christine Lim | The Tipping Point, by Malcolm Gladwell | Renaissance Singapore? Economy, Culture, and Politics, edited by Kenneth Paul Tan | Miss Seetoh in the World, by Catherine Lim | Free Food for Millionaires, by Min Jin Lee | Jointly & Severably, by Eleanor Wong | Wills & Secession, by Eleanor Wong | Mergers & Accusations, by Eleanor Wong | GASPP: A Gay Anthology of Singaporean Poetry & Prose, edited by Ng Yi-Sheng | Rebecca, by Daphne du Maurier | Gone Case, by Dave Chua | Sex and the City, by Candace Bushnell | The Waters & the Wild, by Francesca Lia Block | Growing Up: Getting Along in the Sixties, by Tisa Ng | Oreo, by Fran Ross | Caucasia, by Danzy Senna | Chavs: The Demonisation of the Working Class, by Owen Jones | Racism: A Very Short Introduction | Modern China: A Very Short Introduction, by Rana Mitter | Feminism: A Very Short Introduction, by Margaret Waters | A Game of Thrones, by George R. R. Martin | Tam Lin, by Pamela Dean | Sons of the Yellow Emperor, by Lynn Pan | Scapegoat: Why We Are Failing Disabled People, by Katharine Quarmby | Tipping The Velvet, by Sarah Waters | Never Let Me Go, by Kazuo Ishiguro | The Lantern Bearers, by Rosemary Sutcliff | The Silver Branch, by Rosemary Sutcliff | The Eagle of the Ninth, by Rosemary Sutcliff | The Short Stories of F. Scott Fitzgerald, edited by Matthew J. Bruccoli | Brick Lane, by Monica Ali | The Savage Detectives, by Robert Bolano | Homage to Catalonia, by George Orwell | Cat On A Hot-Tin Roof, by Tennessee Williams | Flapper: A Madcap Story of Sex, Style, Celebrity, and the Women Who Made America Modern, by Joshua Zeitz | Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit, by Jeanette Winterson | The Moon By Night, by Madeleine L'Engle | To Live, by Yu Hua | Into The Wild, by Jon Krakauer | The Next Competitor, by K.P. Kincaid | Raffles Place Ragtime, by Phillip Jeyaretnam | Bella Tuscany: The Sweet Life in Italy, by Frances Mayes | Mao's Last Dancer, by Li Cunxin | Marie, Dancing, by Carolyn Meyer | Man Walks Into A Room, by Nicole Krauss | How To Be Good, by Nick Hornby
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I was in the library today, sitting opposite the friend I most determinedly don't have a crush on, and we put our jackets on and left for lunch when outside he said, "You look sad and tired." It took me an hour, during which I had lunch, said my goodbyes, and trekked back to the library to start work again, before I realised that amongst a multitude of other things, I was. I don't know.


A quiet love meme.

One little compliment can make you feel amazing. So give me a compliment, anything in the entire world, even that my shoelaces are pretty. Put this in your journal. And once you get some comments, put that entry in a memory or tag and when you are feeling down, just go to that entry and this will remind you how great you are.

Comments are screened so only I will know if nobody feels like catering to my demands for coddling.


Wednesday, 1 June 2011 23:48
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Post a comment, and I will reply with one or two reasons why I think you're great. In return, you have to post this same meme on your blog and comment for other people.



Monday, 25 April 2011 15:18
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cos I feel like doing it:

"Ask me to take pictures of any aspect of my life that you're interested in/curious about -- it can be anything from my favorite shirt to my books or my home. Leave your request as a comment to this entry, I'll snap the pictures and post them in a post. That way, you get to know a little bit about my life."

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When you see this, post a poem.

HAVE THREE! *cheerfully overdoes it*

Animals - Frank O'Hara

Have you forgotten what we were like then
when we were still first rate
and the day came fat with an apple in its mouth

it's no use worrying about Time )

Cleis - Sappho tr. Mary Barnard

Sleep, darling
I have a small
daughter called
Cleis, who is

like a golden
I wouldn't
take all Croesus' kingdom with love thrown in, for her )

letter to araya rasdjarmrearnsook - Cyril Wong


Dear Araya, I sing to the dead too;
my past self, ex-loves, the truly departed

to whom I offer this poem
like a song, acknowledging
my past is not as pure, perhaps )


Monday, 16 August 2010 08:15
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the that's my favorite! meme


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Wednesday, 11 August 2010 23:30
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Mirai Nagasu, be more adorable. I dare you. Fits of glee, you guys. SHE USED FOUR TABLESPOONS!

I don't have much to say these days. But you know what is really great about having public holidays on Monday? Not only do you get a long weekend, but it also makes the next week way shorter too! I HAVE FIGURED OUT THE SECRET TO LIFE. \o/

Here's a poem which made me laugh when I ran across it last week, mostly because my brain keeps remixing it so Stephane Lambiel (lololol of course) is the zebra:

Zebra Question

I asked the Zebra,
Are you black with white stripes?
Or white with black stripes?
And the zebra asked me,
Are you good with bad habits?
Or are you bad with good habits?
Are you noisy with quiet times?
Or are you quiet with noisy times?
Are you happy with some sad days?
Or are you sad with some happy day?
Are you neat with some sloppy ways?
Or are you sloppy with some neat ways?
And on and on and on and on
And on and on he went.
I'll never ask a zebra
About stripes

Shel Silverstein

They're very philosophical questions!


Ask me my Top Five Whatevers. Fannish or literary or otherwise. Any top fives. Doesn't matter what, really! And I will answer them all in a new post (or in comments). Possibly with pictures.
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Do you ever get to the end of writing a fic and go, "Yeaaaaaaah! \o/"? Like, finishing writing a fic is always inherently satisfying in itself, but sometimes the sense of triumph you get from finishing this fic in particular is outrageously awesome. Last night I finished one such fic and had to flail around in happiness for a while because.

I don't know, it wasn't even particularly hard to write. But yay!!! I wrote a The Like story! Keep an eye out for that in the next couple of days, yeah? It was the fic I worked on when I was stuck on all the other (read: figure skating) fics I was working on, so now that that's done and I'm not working on anything else in particular except the ficlets from my prompt post a while back and the OT3 with [livejournal.com profile] alex_boylove, it's scarily like starting anew again.

Also, I love writing endings a lot. When I had to write compositions in primary school I'd write really great and long-ass beginnings and sort of wind down towards the end, but right now it's kind of the opposite. Endings are great! Usually I kind of know what happens, but that doesn't affect my feelings of, let me tell you all about it. :)

It's Monday morning now and I had a pretty good weekend. Yesterday, in addition to many other things, I had three oranges and like ten mangosteens and also pineapples. All your fruits, they can be mine.

Also, IT HAS BEEN WHOLE WEEKS SINCE I DID A MEME! What is up with that?

Now, some writers embrace their id and write it all out there, and that can be a fabulous thing. Self-awareness FTW. But often when I'm reading a fic I find myself wanting to tap the author and say, "Pardon me, did you know your id is showing?"

So, a couple of us got to wondering what our fics revealed about us. Hence this anonymeme. Are our ids showing?

Come talk here!
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I always used to be kind of shy about doing this meme -- I wrote? really?? -- but I figure my recent fic output justifies this thing, so hey! Why not!

Pick a paragraph (or any passage less than 500 words) -- it can be more than 500, if you wish! -- from any fanfic I've written, and comment to this post with that selection. I will then give you a DVD commentary on that snippet: what I was thinking when I wrote it, why I wrote it in the first place, what's going on in the character's heads, why I chose certain words, what this moment means in the context of the rest of the fic, lots of awful puns, and anything else that you'd expect to find on a DVD commentary track.

My fic can be found under the fic tag, bbs!

(It was either post this or talk about all the ridic stories that a Regina Spektor song makes me want, okay. Humour me!)

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Sunday, 28 March 2010 09:54
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I am such huge sucker for these memes. /o\

the iyou because meme: love me here

Happy Sunday/Saturday night, you guys!


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