ad00absurdum: (i write)
Heh, stole it from [personal profile] megan_moonlight in case anyone has any burning questions. I know you don't, but I thought the meme was pretty interesting. And perhaps a good cause for introspection on the subject of writing.

Ask me any of the following questions, by leaving a number or just posting the question, and I will answer them in the comments.


1) is there a story you’re holding off on writing for some reason?

2) what work of yours, if any, are you the most embarrassed about existing?

3) what order do you write in? front of book to back? chronological? favorite scenes first? something else?

4) favorite character you’ve written

5) character you were most surprised to end up writing

6) something you would go back and change in your writing that it’s too late/complicated to change now

7) when asked, are you embarrassed or enthusiastic to tell people that you write?

8) favorite genre to write

9) what, if anything, do you do for inspiration?

10) write in silence or with background noise? with people or alone?

11) what aspect of your writing do you think has most improved since you started writing?

12) your weaknesses as an author

13) your strengths as an author

14) do you make playlists for your current wips?

15) why did you start writing?

16) are there any characters who haunt you?

17) if you could give your fledgling author self any advice, what would it be?

18) were there any works you read that affected you so much that it influenced your writing style? what were they?

19) when it comes to more complicated narratives, how do you keep track of outlines, characters, development, timeline, ect.?

20) do you write in long sit-down sessions or in little spurts?

21) what do you think when you read over your older work?

22) are there any subjects that make you uncomfortable to write?

23) any obscure life experiences that you feel have helped your writing?

24) have you ever become an expert on something you previously knew nothing about, in order to better a scene or a story?

25) copy/paste a few sentences or a short paragraph that you’re particularly proud of
ad00absurdum: (DA - thomas and iphone)
Guys, do you remember Downton Abbey ? I don't know what's happened exactly this past week but my fixation on the show is back. (OK, it's most likely because I re-read Thomas and the Society of Sentinels by Alex51324 and its sequel . The story is brilliant and I obviously have no chances when faced with brilliant writing in general. And perhaps this show in particular).

I used to watch the show regularly through 1st, 2nd and 3rd season but later somehow forgot or something else captured my attention and I stopped, but as we say "co się odwlecze, to nie uciecze" [*] so my obsession is back :D . I've just bought all six seasons on DVD and I plan to watch them when I've got 2 weeks off work starting the beginning of August. Six seasons in two weeks *giggles manically*. My grasp on reality will probably be non-existent by the end of it, but who cares.

Anyway, to prepare you for the things to come (though I will be mostly spamming Twitter), have some Downton Abbey/Star Wars crossover. It is legit, I swear. And you haven't seen anything until you've seen Maggie Smith with a lightsaber. Every argument after that is invalid. Also, capes are cool (at least according so some).

Part 1



Part 2






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[*] - meaning something may come later but will come eventually
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Well, fuck. Alan Rickman has died. And only a couple of days ago: David Bowie.

What is this world coming to?
ad00absurdum: (tumblr - trololol)
So yeah, I'm several years late to the party, but look what I've found: a Snarry song :D

OTP meme

Oct. 5th, 2014 08:23 pm
ad00absurdum: (the smiths - andy/moz)
Was tagged by [livejournal.com profile] andrea_deer to list 5 favourite OTPs. So, in chronological order:

1. Joseph Chandler/Emerson Kent (Whitechapel)
2. Andy Rourke/Morrissey (The Smiths)
3. Fox Mulder/Alex Krycek (The X-Files)
4. Alan Bradley/Tron, Lora Baines/Yori, Alan Bradley/Lora Baines (Tron) - because I couldn't decide on just one in this fandom.
5. T'Pol/Malcolm Reed (Star Trek: Enterprise)

Honourable mentions, aka OTPs in fandoms in which I was for about a minute or those that will soon pass. In no particular order:

1. Severus Snape/Harry Potter - never been in the fandom, and it's all fault of [livejournal.com profile] andrea_deer because she once posted Drarry recs and I thought LOL Drarry, why are people so eager with portmanteau names? and wasn't there also Snarry? I wonder how that one works, let's see if we can find something, oh shit that's a lot of fics and why is this fandom so big and wow, is that fanart? there's a lot of that and why not try to read all the fics on AO3? Hey, I think I like it.

That was the general thought process and now I'm still reading the fics. This phase should pass in a few weeks but for now I'm having all the fun in the world.

2. Anne Shirley/Diana Barry (Anne of Green Gables) - it gives me warm fuzzies, OK?
3. Steve Rogers/Phil Coulson (The Avengers) - because it makes sense (sort of)
4. Tony Stark/JARVIS (Iron Man) - AI kink? technology kink?
5. Alex Krycek/John Byers (The X-Files) - why does nobody write it? It's pure gold, I'm telling you.
ad00absurdum: (owen)
Heeey, look what I've found: tiny (11-year-old) Sam Stockman and Dominic Keating (thanks, [personal profile] megan_moonlight for reminding me about Malcolm) in Desmond's. S5E12: A Matter Of Life And Death.

I used to watch this series back when I was a bit more into ENT (I'm not obsessed, I swear) and predictably, spent the whole episode with a grin on my face :D

ad00absurdum: (tumblr - oh god)
Oh God, they found me! Jetlag on Tumblr reblogged my photo of Andy Rourke, Ole Koretsky and Allan Dias that Ole posted on his Twitter ages ago. For those having no idea who Jetlag are: they are Ole Koretsky and ANDY ROURKE.

And they've found my Tumblr *is about to hyperventilate*.

OK, OK, it must be just Ole 'cos Andy never goes further than Twitter and Facebook.
The time it took me to convince myself of this has been the most nerve-racking 3 minutes of my life.

Good thing I never post on Tumblr any links to my fics *slumps with relief*.
ad00absurdum: (the smiths)
So, here it is. Finally after months of waiting, the first issue of the SHOPLIFTERSMAG. Read, enjoy and share. And if you like it, please consider leaving a comment on the fanzine's Tumblr or e-mail the editor (address in the fanzine itself).

SHOPLIFTERSMAG on Issuu

SHOPLIFTERSMAG on Google Docs

ad00absurdum: (quote - mitch benn)
So, the new Morrissey album has just been released and the other day I went to a music shop to see if they've already got it and think about maybe buying it. I did buy it in the end - I guess I just like to torture myself. The bloke sure left his philosophy of "we don't have to be violent or ugly, we can just be charming" or "it takes guts to be gentle and kind" a mile behind.
And then there's still the matter of court case and other things and I just want to punch him in the face most of the times.

And his bassists and drummers nowadays make my ears bleed with their utter mediocrity.

Anyway, yeah, I think I need to prepare myself mentally for this album first.

On a more positive note, during that trip I also bought Kajagoogoo's box set: two Kajagoogoo albums, one Kaja album and two Limahl solo albums. And that particular bout of insanity can be ascribed entirely to Whitechapel. Because there is Kent and his stupid tie with his stupid band pins (evidence below). I nearly pissed myself laughing when I saw one of the badges is a Kajagoogoo one and then I got thinking that it must have been the music of Kent's early childhood so maybe he's feeling nostalgic for that and he probably watched Never Ending Story when he was a kid and if he liked/listened to Kajagoogoo when he was little, he probably listened to Eurythmics and is so indoctrinated by Wham!'s Last Christmas he thinks it's not a proper Christmas until he hears it.

Greetings, my dwelling-in-the-same-childhood-music-landscape friend :D

Also, the above story shows once again why I shouldn't be allowed into music shops when I've got spare money on me.

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So yeah, this is going to be personal but wow - I'm sitting here, it's the middle of the night and I'm actually falling in love with another stupid band :D It's really quite fun to observe the process. OK, it's hilarious because the band is Colour Of Bone and after watching Whitechapel over the past 2 weeks I cannot shake the image that Detective Constable Emerson Kent is their singer (and he's got a funny accent and it seriously doesn't help I remember Kent's speech patterns).

Yes, happily enough, Sam Stockman - the actor - is also the musician. And it really doesn't hurt the band's music is GREAT. Seriously, I recommend them wholeheartedly.

Pity they've got only six songs available to the public, but let's take what we can get.

Their website: COLOUR OF BONE and the tracks are available for download (for a small fee) on the sub-page: here. Enjoy, people. I certainly am - I haven't heard anything that good in a couple of years.
ad00absurdum: (quote - mitch benn)
I sort of by accident found a really good band. By accident because I went in search of all things Whitechapel now that I've watched all the series. And lo and behold, Sam Stockman, who played DC Emerson Kent, is a musician as well and he's got a band and the band is named Colour Of Bone and is actually pretty good.

Here, have a sample:

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Taken from Tumblr and made into a meme because I do like prattling about my fandoms.

A: Your current OTP
Andy Rourke/Morrissey. Because of my inflated sense of justice and reasons.

B: A pairing you initially didn’t consider but someone changed your mind
Andy Rourke/Johnny Marr
Can’t remember who it really was that changed my mind, but I’m pretty sure it must’ve been someone on the LJ Morrissey Slash comm.

C: A pairing you wish you shipped, but just can't
Johnny Marr/Morrissey
I’d have so much to read and blogs to reblog stuff from and fanart and everything. But no. U brain, y u no make life easier for urself?

D: What was the first thing you ever contributed to a fandom?
The Adventure of the Giant Rat of Sumatra in classic Sherlock Holmes fandom. Symptomatic for my future endeavours and exemplifying my woeful sense of humour.

E: Have you added anything stupid/cracky/hilarious to your fandom, if so, what?
Oh yes, tons. In Holmes fandom that was practically all I ever contributed to it. All pastiches and parodies.
And in my current fandom: Epic Moments of The Smiths' History in the form of rage comics. I don’t think you can get more stupid than that. (though the stories are all based on facts, unbelievably enough).

F: What’s the longest you’ve ever been in a fandom? What fandom was it?
Hmm, all my fandom fascinations seem to last for about 3-4 years. Except the current one. I got into The Smiths around 1999, it lasted till about 2005 and now it’s bloody back and when I say now I mean since 2011 and it's twice as bad *iz doomed*.

G: What was your first fandom?
The Smiths

H: Do you prefer real-life TV shows or animated TV shows?
Don't have a preference.

I: Has tumblr caused you to stop liking any fandoms, if so, which and why?
No.

J: Name a fandom you didn’t care/think about until you saw it all over tumblr
I'm immune to Tumblr propaganda. In other words, there's no such fandom.
Although there's a pairing, namely Capsicoul (LOL).

K: How do you feel about the other people in your current fandom(s)?
A bunch of perverted weirdos. They're all really cool.

L: Your favorite fanartist/author gives you one request, what do you ask for?
Author - 100.000 words epic involving OTP, adventures, drama and humour (and occasional smut) with a happy ending.
Fanartist - OTP smut (I'm easy like that).

Needless to say, no one ever grants my wishes.

M: A person who got you into a fandom and what fandom they pulled you in to
I've always managed to find trouble on my own. Although, for the newest fandom I'm tentatively peeking into I must thank [personal profile] sallycandance.

N: Your favorite fandom (for the people; not the thing you fangirl/fanboy over)
All my fandoms have been great when it comes to people in them. So no favourities here.

O: Choose a song at random, what ship does it remind you of?
What do you mean at random? Random from my memory? mp3 player? CD collection? YouTube? the one that is randomly on the radion now (OK, this one doesn't count, the radio is turned off)?
This is too difficult. Next question. Plus, random songs don't remind me of pairings usually.

P: Invent a random AU for any fandom (we always need more ideas)
Soul-bonding *trololol*.
Seriously though (and in my current fandom): Morrissey meets Andy before he meets Johnny. And one day I'm gonna write it and it's gonna be epic.

Q: A ship you’ve abandoned and why
I abandon ships when I abandon fandoms. Although in Holmes // Sherlock fandom I still take interest in, I'm no longer interested in Holmes/Watson. I prefer the relationship as friendship.

R: A pairing you ship that you don’t think anyone else ships
I've got a history of latching onto weird pairings. Where to begin...

Malcolm Reed/T'Pol (ST: Enterprise)
Abe Sapien/John Myers (Hellboy movies)
Handy Andy/Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen (Changing Rooms) - haaa, you didn't see that coming! *is forever alone with this one*
Alex Krycek/Dana Scully (The X-Files) - well, there may be 5 other people
Alex Krycek/John Byers (The X-Files) - 2 other people
Andy Rourke/Morrissey - 3 other people? Oh, that's probably too hopeful an estimation.

S: What's a headcanon you have?
Jesus, the grammar in this one *winces*.
I assume the question is: 'what headcanon do you have?' Well, depends on the fandom, obviously. For my current fandom: Morrissey is a bit hysterical INTP (which only means he's really 5w4 or 4w5), Andy is ISFP, Mike ESTP, Johnny ESTP.

Is it still headcanon if it's the truth, though?

T: What are your favorite male/male ships or female/female ships?
Excluding current fandom:

female/female: Lora/Yori (Tron) and Anne Shirley/Diana Barry (Anne of Green Gables)
male/male: Lee Nicholas/Tony Foster (Tanya Huff's Smoke... series) and Joseph Chandler/Emerson Kent (Whitechapel)

U: What are your favorite male/female ships?
Malcolm Reed/T'Pol I mentioned earlier. Not that there are any fics about it. Well, maybe two or three.

V: Do you have any 3-way ships? If so, what?
Nope.

W: 5 favorite characters from 5 different fandoms
Alex Krycek (The X-Files)
Victor Mansfield (Once a Thief)
Tom Foss (Kyle XY)
Cory Raines (Highlander)
the Robber (Shot in the Face)

I assure you there's no pattern here. Just one big coincidence. Really.

X: 3 OTPs from 3 different fandoms
William T. Spears/Sebastian Michaelis (Kuroshitsuji)
Bertie Wooster/Reginald Jeeves (P.G. Wodehouse's books)
Lestrade/Gregson (any Holmes incarnation)

Y: A fandom you’re in but have no ships from
Uhh, Downton Abbey most likely.

Z: What's a ship that you want to ship publicly, but everyone on tumblr hates it so you keep your mouth shut about it?
What's a ship, that is a question...

What ship do I want to ship publicly but I keep quiet? I don't think there is such a ship. When I want to ship a pairing, I just do and troll everyone about it. There's no stopping me *ahahahhahhha*

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