WIP Meme

Mar. 4th, 2009 09:25 pm
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Doing this for the same reason everyone else is....
When I first started writing, I had no WIPs. I started something, I finished it. Now,not so much. Yes, I cheated in some cases and put the first couple sentences.

All Starsky and Hutch, all slash.



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This one is for [livejournal.com profile] callisto65 because she asked so nicely. Sorry these are taking so long, but real life and work keep getting in my way.


Read more... )


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This is for [personal profile] mashfanficchick who requested "When I'm Sixty-Four." I'm doing this one first, since it's well, shorter, and maybe easier than Falling Slowly and Forty Days of Rain.

When I started this, I hadn't written anything in a while- it had been a hard few months- my aunt and my mother died withing a week of each other and I was having a difficult time getting over it. So I turned to first person Starsky for help-  when I'm having trouble writing, his POV can always get me going. And I heard PMG was turning 64, so that was what got me started.


When I'm Sixty-Four.... )

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At the lovely Audrey's request, I'm posting this meme.

Request any fic of mine and I will provide you with a commentary/annotations, like a DVD extra.

She has already chosen Falling Slowly, but anything else is up for grabs.

Books, etc.

May. 3rd, 2008 11:04 pm
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This meme has been floating around. Not sure who started it, but decided it had to be more fun than Mr. Brooks, which I just wasted the last hour trying to watch. I miss my girl. She went home today after ten days here, and I'm not sure what to do with myself.

Bold the ones you've read, underline the ones you read for school, italicize the ones you started but didn't finish, asterisk beside the ones you own but haven't read. What surprises you about your result?

1. Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell
2. Anna Karenina
3. Crime and Punishment
4. Catch-22
5. One Hundred Years of Solitude
6. Wuthering Heights
7. The Silmarillion
8. Life of Pi
9. The Name of the Rose
10. Don Quixote
11. Moby Dick
12. Ulysses
13. Madame Bovary
14. The Odyssey
15. Pride and Prejudice
16. Jane Eyre
17. A Tale of Two Cities
18. The Brothers Karamazov
19. Guns, Germs, and Steel*
20. War and Peace
21. Vanity Fair
22. The Time Traveler’s Wife
23. The Iliad
24. Emma
25. The Blind Assassin
26. The Kite Runner
27. Mrs. Dalloway
28. Great Expectations
29. American Gods
30. A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius
31. Atlas Shrugged
32. Reading Lolita in Tehran
33. Memoirs of a Geisha
34. Middlesex
35. Quicksilver
36. Wicked
37. The Canterbury Tales
38. The Historian*
39. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
40. Love in the Time of Cholera
41. Brave New World
42. The Fountainhead
43. Foucault’s Pendulum
44. Middlemarch
45. Frankenstein
46. The Count of Monte Cristo
47. Dracula
48. A Clockwork Orange
49. Anansi Boys
50. The Once and Future King
51. The Grapes of Wrath
52. The Poisonwood Bible
53. 1984
54. Angels & Demons
55. The Inferno
56. The Satanic Verses
57. Sense and Sensibility
58. The Picture of Dorian Gray
59. Mansfield Park
60. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
61. To the Lighthouse
62. Tess of the D’Urbervilles
63. Oliver Twist
64. Gulliver’s Travels
65. Les Misérables
66. Corrections
67. The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay
68. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
69. Dune
70. The Prince
71. The Sound and the Fury
72. Angela’s Ashes
73. The God of Small Things
74. A People’s History of the United States: 1492-present
75. Cryptonomicon
76. Neverwhere
77. A Confederacy of Dunces
78. A Short History of Nearly Everything
79. Dubliners
80. The Unbearable Lightness of Being
81. Beloved
82. Slaughterhouse Five
83. The Scarlet Letter
84. Eats, Shoots & Leaves
85. The Mists of Avalon
86. Oryx and Crake
87. Collapse
88. Cloud Atlas
89. The Confusion
90. Lolita
91. Persuasion
92. Northanger Abbey
93. The Catcher in the Rye
94. On the Road
95. The Hunchback of Notre Dame
96. Freakonomics
97. Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
98. The Aeneid
99. Watership Down
100. Gravity’s Rainbow
101. The Hobbit
102. In Cold Blood
103. White Teeth
104. Treasure Island
105. David Copperfield
106. The Three Musketeers

What surprises me? How many I've read. And how many I haven't.
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Because I'm too tired to do anything vaguely original - I'm stealing this one.

200 things! Bold the ones you've done and post them under an lj cut in your own journal. gakked from [profile] [personal profile] j_s_cavalcante

And just because I haven't done a lot of these things, doesn't mean I want to. Doesn't mean I don't want to either. If you're still awake at the end of the list- try it yourself.

01. Bought everyone in the pub a drink
02. Swum with wild dolphins
03. Climbed a mountain--Mont  Royal in Montreal is a mountain, and I've walked to the top many times. Not sure if that counts.
04. Taken a Ferrari for a test drive
05. Been inside the Great Pyramid
06. Held a tarantula.
07. Taken a candlelit bath with someone
08. Said "I love you" and meant it
09. Hugged a tree- and have the picture to prove it-
10. Done a striptease
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea
14. Stayed up all night long, and watched the sun rise
15. Seen the Northern Lights - at least I think I did. I have a vague memory of my father waking me up one night as a child and bringing me outside to see them
16. Gone to a huge sports game
17. Walked the stairs to the top of the leaning Tower of Pisa
18. Grown and eaten your own vegetables
19. Touched an iceberg
20. Slept under the stars
21. Changed a baby’s diaper-
22. Taken a trip in a hot air balloon
23. Watched a meteor shower
24. Gotten drunk on champagne
25. Given more than you can afford to charity
26. Looked up at the night sky through a telescope
27. Had an uncontrollable giggling fit at the worst possible moment
28. Had a food fight
29. Bet on a winning horse - I was ten and my parents took me the races and gave me two dollars to bet. I picked the horse because I liked his name and he won.
30. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill
31. Asked out a stranger
32. Had a snowball fight
33. Photocopied your bottom on the office photocopier-
34. Screamed as loudly as you possibly can
35. Held a lamb
36. Enacted a favorite fantasy
37. Taken a midnight skinny dip - it was more like ten o'clock and I was kinda drunk
38. Taken an ice cold bath
39. Had a meaningful conversation with a beggar
40. Seen a total eclipse--through a CD anyways.
41. Ridden a roller coaster
42. Hit a home run
43. Fit three weeks miraculously into three days--Not sure what this one means.
44. Danced like a fool and not cared who was looking- see number 24
45. Adopted an accent for an entire day--I was young. Sorry.
46. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors- Wales, England and Ireland.
47. Actually felt happy about your life, even for just a moment
48. Had two hard drives for your computer
49. Visited all 50 states
50. Loved your job for all accounts
51. Taken care of someone who was shitfaced
52. Had enough money to be truly satisfied -
53. Had amazing friends
54. Danced with a stranger in a foreign country-- that's what foreign countries are for - to do all the things you're not brave enough to do at home
55. Watched wild whales
56. Stolen a sign
57. Backpacked in Europe- 1977 and 1978- hitchhiked all over Europe.
58. Taken a road-trip
59. Been rock climbing
60. Lied to foreign government’s official in that country to avoid notice- I lie to border guards all the time.
61. Midnight walk on the beach
62. Sky diving
63. Visited Ireland
64. Been heartbroken longer than you were actually in love
65. In a restaurant, sat at a stranger’s table and had a meal with them
66. Visited Japan
67. Bench pressed your own weight
68. Milked a cow
69. Alphabetized your music collection--It lasted for about a week....
70. Pretended to be a superhero
71. Sung karaoke- at a Christmas party, in a group...
72. Lounged around in bed all day
73. Posed nude in front of strangers.
74. Gone scuba diving- gone snorkeling, does that count?
75. Got it on to “Let’s Get It On” by Marvin Gaye
76. Kissed in the rain
77. Played in the mud
78. Played in the rain
79. Gone to a drive-in theater
80. Done something you should regret, but don’t regret it
81. Visited the Great Wall of China
82. Discovered that someone who’s not supposed to have known about your blog has discovered your blog.
83. Dropped Windows in favor of something better
84. Started a business
85. Fallen in love and not had your heart broken
86. Toured ancient sites
87. Taken a martial arts class
88. Sword fought for the honor of a woman
89. Played D&D for more than 6 hours straight
90. Gotten engaged
91. Been in a movie
92. Crashed a party
93. Loved someone you shouldn’t have
94. Kissed someone so passionately it made them dizzy- but you'd have to ask her, right?
95. Gotten married
96. Had sex at the office
97. Gone without food for 5 days - I  barely make it 5 hours.
98. Made cookies from scratch
99. Won first prize in a costume contest
100. Ridden a gondola in Venice - couldn't afford to, rode a vaparetto instead.
101. Gotten a tattoo
102. Found that the texture of some materials can turn you on
103. Gotten divorced
104. Been on television news programs as an “expert”
105. Got flowers for no reason
106. Masturbated in a public place
107. Got so drunk you don’t remember anything--only drunk enough that  I didn't want to remember.
108. Taken illegal drugs
109. Performed on stage
110. Been to Las Vegas
111. Recorded music
112. Eaten shark
113. Had a one-night stand
114. Gone to Thailand
15. Seen Siouxsie live
116. Bought a house
117. Been in a combat zone
118. Buried one/both of your parents
119. Shaved or waxed your pubic hair off
120. Been on a cruise ship
121. Spoken more than one language fluently- more or less
122. Gotten into a fight while attempting to defend someone
123. Bounced a check --Only by accident.
124. Performed in Rocky Horror
125. Read - and understood - your credit report
126. Raised children
127. Recently bought and played with a favorite childhood toy
128. Followed your favorite band/singer on tour
129. Created and named your own constellation of stars (not officially, of course.)
130. Taken an exotic bicycle tour in a foreign country
131. Found out something significant that your ancestors did
132. Called or written your Congress person- am Canadian, so that would be my MP.
133. Picked up and moved to another city to just start over
134. …more than once? - More than thrice?
135. Walked the Golden Gate Bridge- drove it.
136. Sang loudly in the car, and didn’t stop when you knew someone was looking
137. Had an abortion or your female partner did
138. Had plastic surgery
139. Survived an accident that you shouldn’t have survived
140. Wrote articles for a large publication
141. Lost over 100 pounds.
142. Held someone while they were having a flashback
143. Piloted an airplane
144. Petted a stingray
145. Broken someone’s heart
146. Helped an animal give birth
147. Been fired or laid off from a job
148. Won money on a T.V. game show
149. Broken a bone
150. Killed a human being--ok, that question is just stupid. And the answer is no, btw.
151. Gone on an African photo safari
152. Ridden a motorcycle
153. Driven any land vehicle at a speed of greater than 100 mph
154. Had a body part of yours below the neck pierced
155. Fired a rifle, shotgun, or pistol
156. Eaten mushrooms that were gathered in the wild
157. Ridden a horse
158. Had major surgery
159. Had sex on a moving train
160. Had a snake as a pet
161. Hiked to the bottom of the Grand Canyon
162. Slept through an entire flight: takeoff, flight, and landing
163. Slept for more than 30 hours over the course of 48 hours
164. Visited more foreign countries than U.S. states
165. Visited all 7 continents
166. Taken a canoe trip that lasted more than 2 days
167. Eaten kangaroo meat- people eat that??
168. Fallen in love at an ancient Mayan burial ground
169. Been a sperm or egg donor
170. Eaten sushi
171. Had your picture in the newspaper
172. Had 2 (or more) healthy romantic relationships for over a year in your lifetime
173. Changed someone’s mind about something you care deeply about
174. Gotten someone fired for their actions
175. Gone back to school
176. Parasailed
177. Changed your name- I was Sue for many years, then went back to Susan when I took a new job a few years ago.
178. Petted a cockroach
179. Eaten fried green tomatoes
180. Read The Iliad--god help me, I did.
181. Selected one “important” author whom you missed in school, and read-
182. Dined in a restaurant and stolen silverware, plates, cups because your apartment needed them
183. …and gotten 86-ed from the restaurant because you did it so many times, they figured out it was you
184. Taught yourself an art from scratch
185. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
186. Apologized to someone years after inflicting the hurt
187. Skipped all your school reunions
188. Communicated with someone without sharing a common spoken language - I  live in Quebec, we do that all the time.
189. Been elected to public office
190. Written your own computer language
191. Thought to yourself that you’re living your dream
192. Had to put someone you love into hospice care
193. Built your own PC from parts
194. Sold your own artwork to someone who didn’t know you
195. Had a booth at a street fair
196: Dyed your hair
197: Been a DJ
198: Found out someone was going to dump you via LiveJournal
199: Written your own role playing game-
200: Been arrested


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