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Pick any story I've written, or, in the case of my longer, chaptered works, any chapter from any story 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.

My fic is available here; meme stolen variously

a meme

May. 24th, 2016 11:34 pm
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Nicked off [personal profile] lilliburlero in an attempt to bring about some blog activity

Ask me a question about one of my fics or series. It can be absolutely anything in any project and I will tell you the honest-to-goodness answer (even on the progress/plans for next chapters of current series). You can also ask about my writing as a whole, if you like.
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Give me a fandom/pairing (moresomes or gen if you'd rather) and a number. I'll tell you all about how it would go/write you a snippet/a bit of both!

1. genderswap
2. bodyswap
3. drunk!fic
4. huddling for warmth
5. pretending to be married
6. secretly a virgin
7. amnesia
8. cross-dressing
9. forced to share a bed
10. truth or dare
11. historical AU
12. accidental-baby-acquisition
13. apocalypse fic
14. telepathy
15. High School / College AU

Fandoms: usual suspects
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Ask away!

1. Describe yourself how you would describe a character you’re introducing.
2. Is there any specific ritual you go through while/before/after your writing?
3. What is your absolute favorite kind of fic to write?
4. Are there any other fic writers you admire? If so, who and why?
5. How many words can you write if you sit down and concentrate intensely for an hour?
6. First fic/pairing you wrote for? (If no pairing, describe the plot)
7. Inspiration, time, or motivation. Choose two.
8. Why do you choose to write?
9. Do you ever have plans to write anything other than fic?
10. What inspires you the most?
11. Weirdest thing you’ve ever written/thought about writing/etc.?
12. A fic you wish you had written better, and why?
13. Favorite fic from another author?
14. Your favorite side pairings to put in?
15. Your guilty writing pleasure?
16. Do you have structured ideas of how your story is supposed to go, or do you make it up as you write?
17. Would you describe yourself as a fast writer?
18. How old were you when you started writing?
19. Why did you start writing?
20. Four sentences from your work that you’re proud of.
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Rules: go to page 7 of your WIP, skip to the 7th line, share 7 sentences, and tag 7 more writers to continue the challenge.

Did this on tumblr as well, with my other WiP, but this might suit this crowd rather better. The TC/Wimsey crossover that has been languishing for a good few months:

“She’s very sweet. Kind to everyone, as long as she gets her own way, and from what I’ve seen has a tendency to exile people from her affections when that for whatever reason doesn’t happen. I’m afraid I can’t tell you if her habits are otherwise normal, too small a sample size.” He gave her an agreeable little nod, and fished a little notebook and pencil out from a pocket and bent to it.
The trouble with the type was they so often had a grievance, against themselves or the world or some section of it that to them represented a spurning authority. If they’d known about themselves for a while, and Lanyon certainly looked the sort, it was usually their mothers, or all women, or at least all women of a certain type. She ought not have asked: now she would go in nursing a positive bias about the woman simply because Lanyon put her off.

Tagging [personal profile] naraht[personal profile] lilliburlero[personal profile] moetushie[personal profile] legionseagle[personal profile] fawatson[personal profile] greerwatson & [personal profile] avanti_90 

A Meme

Sep. 18th, 2015 03:00 pm
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Borrowed from [personal profile] legionseagle and [personal profile] lilliburlero

You give me a fannish character I'm reasonably familiar with, and for that person I will give you a hangup. You know: a sexual dysfunction, an unexpected inhibition or aversion, some perfectly ordinary thing he/she simply cannot handle.
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  1. Service top. And how. Works amazingly with Alec and Bunny, not really beyond a point with Laurie.
  2. Has a slow refractory period, and in fact a slow rate of arousal. (This is what inspired the list)
  3. Will ask for your consent non-verbally, verbally, and then at several points during.
  4. Gets bored and occasionally breaks to chat in between acts, often while his partner is gasping on the verge, if feeling particularly cruel or tarty.
  5. Is competent but unsophisticated when left to himself, but on the whole prefers not to be.
  6. Is prone to masturbation in a clinical sort of way and rare bouts of self-abuse. Yes the two are distinct. Only one involves thinking of other people.
  7. Kinks hard on domesticity, which has an oddly carnivalesque, or masque-like appeal for him. At some point plays house with Alec very happily.
  8. Quite kinky in general, in sufficiently-knowing hands. Bunny, therefore. Some others. Not in fact Alec beyond rare bouts of knife or needle-play, in large part because of the domesticity kink.
  9. Likes both middle-aged posh men, and rough trade. Consciously avoids both especially due to having been the one and on his way to being the other.
  10. Is a masochist. Though this feels rather like MR's head-canon, really.
Wanna know about anyone else? Ask.


Jun. 14th, 2015 09:39 am
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via [personal profile] lilliburlero

I currently have 194 works archived at AO3.

Pick a number from 1 (the most recent) to 194 (the first thing I posted there), and I’ll tell you three things I like about it.

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I'm six stories away from hitting 200 on AO3, so I'm taking requests for five of them. The 200th goes to [personal profile] filia_noctis, obviously.

So. Prompts, people? Anything goes, will be at least 1000 words, you know my fandoms.

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let's write. Give me a
  • fandom
  • character/pairing (andOR/)
  • prompt (a line, a word, a situation, an AU)
and I will write at least 500 words of fic.


May. 24th, 2015 10:43 am
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via [personal profile] moetushie

Give me one of my own stories, and a time at some point after the end of the story or before the story started, and I'll write you at least 100 words of what happened then, whether it's five minutes before the story begins or ten years in the future.

All stories here
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Fell out of bed and hurt my back this morning, but since that resulted in fic-writing after months I've no complaints. In fact, to keep it going, please prompt me for trope AUs? Coffee-shop, grad student, body-swap, you know the sort of thing. Realism is not on the table.

Fandoms are Harry Potter, The Charioteer, Alexander Trilogy, Mahabharata, and whatever bits and pieces you know I'm familiar with. I am currently addicted to The Musketeers, which is pretty and deadly and in which everyone is mutually shippable, and Penny Dreadful, where S02E01 had Vanessa pelting down the stairs to hug Sir Malcolm to the great joy of my cynical heart. So if you follow those, feel free to have at it.
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The first line meme is doing the rounds. I have eight things this year till now, so here we go. Far too much Charioteer. *g*
  1. The party was dreary like all of Charles’.

  2. It wasn’t entirely fair to say that it was a sudden flare of passion.

  3. “So you see,” Ralph was saying, with an air of having satisfactorily explained absolutely everything, “there really was nothing else that could be done.”

  4. Kay woke up with murder on her mind.

  5. Just look out for him till I get back, Alec had said.

  6. When Sandy had received an invitation to study with Dr. Richard Russell, which he suspected his Father had been at great pains to obtain for him, since drinking and bathing in sea-water was rapidly becoming the fashion among the beau monde and their emulators among the mercantile class and country gentlemen alike, it had been all he could do to prevent his mother and sisters from accompanying him, even in the depths of winter.

  7. On an auspicious day did my father Hiranyavarman the King of Dasharna, give me over in marriage to the Prince of Panchal, Shikhandi the Peacock of Kampilya, the son of his cousin Drupad.

  8. They’ve got children.

Prompt Me!

Mar. 17th, 2015 10:05 am
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What it says on the tin, folks. Bored, terrified, and entirely too apathetic to do my actual work, so let's do this instead!

Give me a fandom, a character/pairing, and a prompt.
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nicked off [personal profile] moetushie 

1. Comment with any character/pairing you know I've written/talked about recently.
2. Receive three bits of trivia about their sexuality: practices, preferences, experiences, fantasies, kinks, etc.
3. Profit!

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2 days bad temper + 2 days back ache + 4 days of [personal profile] filia_noctis/[ profile] bee_muse being hospitalised with a bad bout of flu exacerbated by heat exhaustion.


Give me a character from any fandom I know and I will tell you:
1. What I like about them
2. What I dislike about them
3. An interesting AU for this character
4. A crossover
5. Headcanon! 
6. The people I ship romantically with this character
7. My non-romantic OTP for this character
8. One thing I wish would happen / had happened with this character in canon.
9. Anything else you want to know (ask!)

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Somewhere between three and four shots of vodka last night in a girl's room down the corridor, supplemented with chocolate and hookah, and I have no idea how I got to my room, though that might be because I was mostly asleep instead of inebriated. Doubtless all shall become clear once [personal profile] filia_noctis awakens.

Anyway, nicked off [personal profile] naraht[personal profile] lilliburlero[personal profile] moetushie et al (though I dunno that I have any particular writing style)

You know those articles on the toast, like how to tell if you’re in a Brontë novel, how to tell if you’re in a Hemingway novel, and so on? If you feel so inspired, drop me a comment along the lines of “how to tell if you’re in a fic by toujours-nigel
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via [personal profile] moetushie and her Ralph/Hazell prompt. *g*
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Never Will I Ever meme: Name three fics you think I will never, ever, ever write. In return, I may attempt to write a snippet of one of them.

(Still waiting for inspiration to strike for the Alec/Sandy historicals, but everyone else has had at least one request filled on the previous, so here we go again. Also my course-work for the August-January semester is all in, whew, so let's see what relief unearths.)


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