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Sholio ([personal profile] sholio) wrote2016-09-13 06:03 pm

Meme

Seen various places ... pick a question and leave it in the comments. :)

1. How did you come up with the title to [insert fic]?
2. Any of your stories inspired by personal experience?
3. What character do you identify with most?
4. Is there a song or a playlist to associate with [insert fic]?
5. If you wrote a sequel to [insert fic], what would it be about?
6. Care to share a favorite hurt/comfort fic?
7. Care to share a favorite crack fic?
8. How would you describe your style?
9. Do you have a guilty pleasure in fic (reading or writing)?
10. Write or describe an alternative ending to [insert fic].
11. What's the angstiest idea you've ever come up with?
12. What's the weirdest AU you've ever come up with?
13. Got any premises on the back burner that you'd care to share?
14. Is there a fic you wish someone else would write (or finish) for you?
15. How do you begin a story--with the plot, or the characters?
16. Are you what George R. R. Martin would call an "architect" or a "gardener"? (How much do you plan in advance, versus letting the story unfold as you go?)
17. Do you have any discarded scenes/storylines/projects?
18. Are there any writers (fanfic or otherwise) you consider an influence?
19. Any fandom tropes you can't resist?
20. Any fandom tropes you can't stand?
21. A pairing you might like to write for, but haven't tried yet.
22. A secondary (or underrated) character you want to see more of in fic?
23. Do you like more general prompts, or more specific ones?
24. A character you enjoy making suffer.
25. A character you want to protect.
26. Major character death--do you ever write/read it? Is there a character whose death you can't tolerate?
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[personal profile] veleda_k 2016-09-14 02:10 am (UTC)(link)
#4 for the Psychic Neal Verse. (Sorry, I'm incapable of resisting.)

And #22.
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[personal profile] muccamukk 2016-09-14 02:58 am (UTC)(link)
14. Is there a fic you wish someone else would write (or finish) for you?
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[personal profile] recessional 2016-09-14 04:29 am (UTC)(link)
8!
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[personal profile] sealie 2016-09-14 06:58 am (UTC)(link)
9#
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[personal profile] selenay 2016-09-14 02:07 pm (UTC)(link)
19. Any fandom tropes you can't resist?
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[personal profile] magistrate 2016-09-14 05:58 pm (UTC)(link)
I wanna know #13 (Got any premises on the back burner that you'd care to share?) for original stuff!

Also, #23 (Do you like more general prompts, or more specific ones?), and whether it changes from fandom to fandom, prompter to prompter, genre to genre, or on any other axis.
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[personal profile] sheenianni 2016-09-15 12:06 pm (UTC)(link)
Oooh, I LOVE that third idea (the SF novel). It really sounds like a fascinating project.
I hope you some day write that one :D
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[personal profile] magistrate 2016-09-29 05:26 am (UTC)(link)
I also really like this idea! And I can't think of anyone who's done it, either. At least, not quite like that – there was a Stargate SG1 episode with an alien terraformer that showed up to an inhabited world, and the game Star Control II has a race of fungus-aliens who send their Deep Children to burrow into planets and turn them into volcanic edens (for them) / hellholes (for everyone else), but those are both fundamentally humans-vs-aliens-and-alien-environments stories, not humans-adapting-to-environments-and-facing-the-colonial-nature-of-their-past stories. And I'd read the heck out of that.
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[personal profile] magistrate 2016-09-29 05:23 am (UTC)(link)
And then I got EATEN BY LIFE. But these all sound like such fun! And man, can Ancient Sumer fantasy become a thing? That would be fascinating.

Re: the second one, I don't know how much basis in science this has, but I read somewhere that there was a theory about human size being especially well-adapted to things like fire-tending, and all the things that unlocks; something about how large a fire has to be to be relatively stable at that size without dying out too quickly or going out of control. I kinda wonder what the physics of campfires would be for three-inch people.

...completely unrelated to previous thought: apparently the person who wrote Bambi also wrote a pornographic novel called Josephine Mutzenbacher: The Life Story of a Viennese Whore.
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[personal profile] magistrate 2016-09-29 05:31 am (UTC)(link)
Hee! That's really interesting. And it makes me wonder if you've run into the Cool Bits Story Generator? I've actually gotten some viable prompts out of it – all of which I immediately discarded, because yeah, new idea shortage = not so much my problem. Though I do kinda wonder what would happen if I could load up a generator like that with all my favorite fiction kinks...

(Hello! I've also missed our writing chats! Unfortunately, I've also also been completely buried under life ridiculousness, and I'm still floundering around trying to dig myself out of it all. >_o How are you, these days? Any exciting writerly developments not otherwise obvious from your blog?)
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[personal profile] sgatazmy 2016-09-18 03:16 pm (UTC)(link)
#2
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[personal profile] overzelos 2016-09-19 06:03 am (UTC)(link)
#16!