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Shamelessly swiped from [livejournal.com profile] meretricula. Comment by tomorrow morning and you'll give me something to do on the plane! (edit: obviously, later comments are okay, too. that was just a shameless ploy to keep me busy.)

I think it would be fun to talk about stories, but the usual memes are like, "What happens next?" "Tell me about Character A?" Which isn't so much talking about stories as it is writing more of a story. But you know how sometimes you read something and you're like, "I got ___ out of this story, I wonder if I have that right?" or "What on earth was ____ supposed to be?" and it's too awkward to ask the author? Now you could totally ask!

I've heard people say that writing is hard because you have to make decisions, but we never really talk about the decisions we make with stories or why we make them. We talk about plot bunnies, but not about how we actually turn them into a story.

So, if you wanted, ask me questions!

What were you trying to do [here]? Why did you decide to ____? This is what I thought about xyz, is that what you were going for? What made you write ____? Why did you decide to do this? And so on.


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Also, can someone familiar with Yuletide answer a couple questions about sign-ups/matching? I am confused and looking through [livejournal.com profile] yuletide unfortunately hasn't helped. DDD:

Now I will finish packing and go to sleep. Er, soon.

edit: fic snippets in comments!
acchikocchi: (stock // crossroads)
For the benefit of the two people in JE fandom with nice quiet filters flists, [livejournal.com profile] je_holiday signups are open again. Yes, I already signed up. I need a deadline or I'll end up going an entire year ficless, which is... bad. So you guys should, too. please (Lest you think I've forgotten about my - my fic debt, I haven't. It's going to get finished. Someday. *determined*)

'Tis the season of job applications, plus one internship that I want badly enough to take over anything that actually pays well. I have several floating out there, most of which would take me away from Alaska - this is okay for the short term, say a couple years, it's when I start thinking about the long term that I get twitchy. Thus my mature response is, as always, to do my very best to not think about it. Regardless I would be thrilled if any of these came through so cross your fingers for me if you can?

Speaking - a paragraph ago - of writing, I am feeling kind of rejuvenated in the fic sector and want to stretch my metaphorical muscles again. Maybe prompts in the near future, I'm not sure, since those usually seem to help in a strange sort of way. Or a meme. I shall have to poke around the flist. (OR I COULD FINISH THE TWELVE HUNDRED WIPS ON MY HARD DRIVE. I KNOW, ALL RIGHT.)

In the meantime a meme, because I like memes:

Inspired by Doctor Who's "Turn Left:" Pick one of my stories and tell me a point in the tale that you'd change. Something tiny (e.g. "and then Fay chose silver glitter instead of gold") or big (e.g. "and then Rose was arrested instead of Jack") and I'll tell you how that one difference would have altered the course of the entire story.
acchikocchi: (stock // farther east)
So I hear that [livejournal.com profile] je_holiday community revealed something or other? XD I was responsible for what is in all likelihood the silliest of the lot, One Thousand and One Tokyo Nights, which is not in fact an Arabian Nights AU but just Yamapi and Jin being Very Silly. XD (Mild Pin, but nothing too alarming.) I had a lot of fun writing it -- as in, I sat down and blew off steam related to another writing project by emptying the recesses of my mind without any regard as to how ridiculous the result was. XD ...it was fun! I also had it easy as it was for [livejournal.com profile] 4_03_am and [livejournal.com profile] phonestrap so I had a preeetty good idea what would go over all right. ;)

By the way, I'm never sure whether to repost challenge fic here or simply link and leave them be -- show of hands, what do you guys do?

In related news, I'm pretty sure all of [livejournal.com profile] je_ficgames is up now? So, if you feel like guessing that. (eta: Polls will be shut down on Sunday, so if you want to cast a vote, do it before then!) No one did manage to get [livejournal.com profile] je_holiday before the reveal, and at least one person expressed Surprise at the identity of the author being... me... which pleased me greatly, actually. :) It's nice not to be universally predictable.

People still hanging out here at least partly for fic-related reasons: a redux of that meme in which you tell authors your favorite piece of theirs is going around, and... actually I'm too lazy to link to it again. If you feel so inclined give me a heads up? :D Especially if this answer is something more recent. Just 'cause I'm curious.

Ending with a rec -- this is from Yuletide, but I don't even know if it counts as fanfiction. Theoretically the fandom is (coincidentally, haha) One Thousand and One Nights; in practice it reads as original fiction and wow did it blow me away. It's not so much the prose as, appropriately, the storytelling, but I really recommend it -- One Thousand And One And Counting.
acchikocchi: (token akame icon)
(Sorry if this shows up on your flist twice, I'm having date problems. :o)

As this prompt is longer than some other fic I've posted, it gets a proper fic post. *g* I disclaim all responsibility for dental problems induced by the dangerous amounts of sugar contained herein: consider yourself warned.

Title: Morning, Noon, and Night
Pairing: Jin/Kame
Wordcount: 823
Notes: One month after Jin and Kame move in together sometime after this fic, as requested by [livejournal.com profile] maya_morning. :) (Translated into Russian here, courtesy of the lovely & charming [livejournal.com profile] jana_nox!)

don't go / say you'll stay / spend a lazy sunday )
acchikocchi: (sleepyhead)
Everyone was born in April, omg. Happy birthday to [livejournal.com profile] mousapelli and [livejournal.com profile] autumnjaide - only half an hour late in my time zone, ahaha! - both of whom I am very fond. :)

Technically this is a couple hours late, but it still feels like the 19th. Anyway. I'm sure none of you expected me not to mention that a year ago Jin returned to Japan. :) Looking back, I feel kind of gypped since after going through his actual hiatus announcement and the next six months, when the news finally broke that he was coming back I was right in the middle of slipping out of JE fandom for several months of my own. On the other hand -- if Jin hadn't come back, I probably wouldn't have gotten back into fandom several months later as a recovery method and there are so many wonderful people I wouldn't have met, or gotten closer to, and so many opportunities to actually try and better my writing that I never would have gotten. This fandom's done a lot for me, and I'm grateful for it. ♥

Anyways, I am halfway through the timestamp meme, which I feel merits a post... XD Also I started working on the Gokusen fic again, so after this all bets are off. But hopefully I'll manage to knock out more within the next week anyway. :D So here are the first four:


jin in hawaii, several months before the events of tay*j.
on 'hiatus' )

hayato and company, the day after part two of five things that never happened to hayato and ryu.
absent again )

akame, one month after the end of the lines we travel.
(soundtrack)
saturday, march 14, 2009 )

akame, one month after they move in together after low key.
long enough for its own post...
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good news: I found my missing snippet - despite having Very Clear memories of writing it down by hand, it was in Google Docs. ahahaha. ^^;

bad news: instead of working on it or translating or doing something else useful, I am curled up in a ball with Cramp of Doom.

neutral news: so to entertain myself instead, I am posting a meme. shut up I started the last one I'm totally getting better

Name three fics you think I will never, ever, ever write. In return (and if inspired), I will attempt to write a snippet of one of them.

Why yes, yes I do know exactly what I'm inviting on my own head. ([livejournal.com profile] wintersjuly, I'm looking at you. staring, really. XD) But I'm really curious to know what you guys really think I'd never write, so um try to keep that in mind instead of just making these the "Let's Make Meredith Write Her Own Worst Nightmares" meme. P-please? XD

edit to link results:
uchi travels back in time and joins hikaru genji
aiba+jun jungle animal AU
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...you know, I don't think I posted this much back before I took that break. *g*

Give me the names of two characters and I will tell you why character A loves character B. I might answer with a drabble, a quick bit of meta, or a list, just to make things that tiny bit more OMGSOEXCITING!

Any fandom, any characters/people, any pairing. That, you know, I have some minor degree of familiarity with. XD

who am I kidding, they're all going to be drabbles. *tool*

edit for results:

shuuji and akira
yamapi and jin
kame and jin

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