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Monday 15th February 2010 8:40 pm

Remix is coming up again this year and I'm looking forward to it - it's fun and it's different and I always seem to end up writing something I never have before/never thought I would.

You're eligible if you have at least five 500 word stories or at least seven 100 word stories in one fandom on their long list (which they are currently discussing adding to).

Since I know that there are people who are nearly eligible, but not quite, or people that are nearly eligible in one fandom but not quite, how about a little drabbleathon? All those drabble comms I used to be in, years back, are now paying dividends because I'm eligible for four fandoms, one of which I've only ever written drabbles in.

So, anyone who wants to write a drabble - for whatever reason, even if it has nothing to do with remix - comment here with fandoms, and characters too if you like, other people can give you prompts, then you write some drabbles.

It's probably a good idea to link to your comment, so your friends who aren't reading this can give you prompts - or you can post another entry on your LJ/blog. But since this post is in three places, lets keep all the prompts etc in the LJ post.

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Press Gang drabble
Saturday 6th February 2010 3:38 pm

I asked a couple of posts ago if anyone wanted drabbles and [info]lost_spook asked for:

anything to do with Press Gang, Kenny and wrong numbers

so I wrote:

Wrong number, right thing to do

"Lynda?" Kenny frowned upon hearing the voice on the other end of the phone. "I didn't call you."

"I know." Her tone was smug. "I had the line re-routed."

He sighed. "Lynda, you can't stop me from going to Australia."

"Oh, can't I?"

He had to admit it was hard to stop Lynda doing anything she didn't want to, but he hated to leave it like this. "Come and see me off at the airport." When she said nothing he added, "Please?"

"I'll think about it." She slammed the phone down.

Kenny hoped she would forgive him for leaving.

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Various lazinesses
Sunday 22nd October 2006 2:14 pm

Yesterday felt really short because I lazed around in bed (for a change, specially on a Saturday!) and then had to go out to our Barn Dance. My left leg no longer works, possibly from all the driving I've done this week. I might have to adjust the chair back and play about with the cushions.

I have worked on my SJ ficathon fic and it is now done. Apart from the beta. I got quite annoyed yesterday morning at my landlady's boyfriend being in and therefore watching crap on TV at high volume, until I discovered John Barrowman was on Jonathan Ross on Radio 2.

I had intended to change my mobile network to Tesco, as they're cheaper. But not only will they not let me buy it online but when I phone them they let me through the button pressing bit, leave it ringing for ages then cut me off. I wasn't 100% happy about having a network that's really a food shop, and Orange does have some extras, so I took it as a sign. I now have a cunning plan to top up my phone at Tescos and get a voucher for petrol (assuming they're still doing that) and then buy petrol. For the first time ever.

I have just bought a DVD player from them, though. My dad bought my grandmother one, as it's just under £20 (my DVD player was £120!). The Tescos one is just as good as my current one (I think, without checking). But hopefully not dying - it tends to pixellate DVDs until you stop them and start again, and tends to make funny noises that can't be a good sign.

I've also written some more Who OTP drabbles lately, that I haven't linked to on here: Martha/Harry, Four/Sarah, Nine/Sarah, Sarah/Duke Giuliano, Sarah/Bessie, Sarah/Giles, Sarah/Harriet Jones, Sarah/Three/Five, Sarah/Sonic Screwdriver, Sarah/One/Two/Three/Four/Five/Six/Seven/Eight/Nine/Ten with girl!Doctor.

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Friday 29th September 2006 9:48 pm

I'm feeling really brain-dead now and completely knackered. I've just driven to Tescos, which is ten minutes away. Except that I went with a friend of mine who lives ten minutes in the opposite direction. And then I got confused on the way and we went the back way. In the end I was out for two and a half hours.

There's a war on between the Jamie and the Sarah supporters on the drabble tag, so I've been busy writing Sarah drabbles. There's a list on the SJ comm, so come and play! Since the last time I posted about it I've written Ten/Josh/Sarah, Sarah/Jack/Josh, Harry/Jack, Ten/Josh, Six/Sarah, Sarah/girl!Doctor, Two/Sarah, Eight/Sarah, Seven/Sarah, Sarah/UNIT.

I've been meaning to talk about stuff off the telly all week. Firstly, Atlantis, which is doing terrible things to me. The last one I saw I couldn't work out why Jack & Elizabeth weren't talking about the night they had sex until I remembered that actually, that wasn't in an episode. They did have serious UST going on though. I was thinking to myself, they probably were going to end up sleeping together. Except that she and Sheppard had some serious UST going on, then he was having UST and Teyla and Ronon, who were also having UST with each other. And it reaches the point where I'm wondering if there's anyone on Atlantis that doesn't ship well.

I'm watching Spooks on BBC1 because last year people at work discovered if you're a week ahead on BBC3 you can't talk about it at work because everyone else is a week behind. Plus I was too tired this Monday to stay up late enough to watch it. Anyway, it is exciting and I am enjoying it. Not entirely sure about what they're doing with Ruth and Harry but I suppose we'll have to wait and see about that one. I like Ros in that she's quite different from everyone else. Plus she's played by Hermione Norris, who I can quite hate, at least not yet.

I'm off to Collectormania in Milton Keynes tomorrow. There's no-one I want to see there, or at least no-one famous. I'm going to see a friend of mine from uni whose parents live there, and I don't think I've seen him in over a year. Sunday I might keel over after a two hour driving lesson followed by swimming.

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Tuesday 26th September 2006 10:10 pm

The drabble tag at who_otp is a terrible thing, if fun for getting two random characters together. So far I seem to have written Sarah Jane/Josh, Five/Sarah, Harry/Sarah Jane/Rose and Benton/Harry. And all actual proper 100 word drabbles too. Although having not yet seen Doctors 1 & 2 I think I might be getting entirely the wrong idea about Jamie.

My dad's quite funny. He came on msn to tell me 'Just happened to change to Channel 5 before 10 tonight and I thought I heard a familiar voice. It was a much younger Daniel Jackson in CSI Miami'. When I pointed out it was quite recent he told me he looked younger. So, Michael Shanks episode was on Channel 5 tonight, which seems quick.

It seems time for another extract from Sex Tips For Girls:

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Happy Birthday to me
Friday 5th May 2006 6:15 pm

As it's my birthday today I offered to write people drabbles, in a hobbit birthday present idea:

Tanaqui wanted a drabble with either Faramir or Sheppard discovering something unexpected about himself?. I resisted the temptation to have Faramir discover something unexpected about Sheppard, so instead I wrote:

The Power of the Mind

Faramir gripped the wooden sword tightly in both hands. He looked at his opponent, who could easily reach out and touch him without moving, and tried hard not to be frightened. Boromir would not be scared, he thought.

An image came to him from a story he had been reading. He imagined himself to be the warrior in it, who was quick with a blade and could defeat any enemy. It was no longer Faramir facing an unbeatable foe, it
was Daermaethor who won every fight.

When they began, this time, it was Faramir who got a hit in first.

*Daemaethor - literally great warrior in my dodgy Sindarin (ie entirely got from Dragon Flame)


And Avon said I'd be happy with LOTR - especially Legolas, Dr Who - the first new Doctor if you see what I mean or non-relationship HP and I could only resist the temptation once it seemed:

Harry Potter and the TARDIS

"We've managed for six years without you, we don't need your help now!"

"But until now we've had Dumbledore."

Hermione automatically opened her mouth to argue until she realised the truth of Ron's statement.

"So who is Voldemort?" Rose asked, which seemed to be the most important question.

"Standard megalomaniac bad guy. We'll have him sorted out by tea time, not to worry." The Doctor grinned.

Rose rolled her eyes. The only trouble was he was probably right. One of these days he was going to get it wrong and then who would be left to clear up the mess?


In the opposite way round, Nilmandra wrote me a fabulous Elrond & Estel conversation.

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What I’ve been doing with myself
Friday 10th March 2006 9:32 pm

I feel like I've done nothing this week and still not had any time left. And since I haven't written much in here this week, I thought I'd talk about what I've been up to this week.

Tuesday we had a film night, which I must write up for the Wallingford Rotaract blog. One of our members has a widescreen TV with surround sound, and as they got me 2001 on DVD at the end of my year as president, it seemed like a good place to watch it. The problem is convincing the rest of the members that! In the end we watched Galaxy Quest. Of the five of us there, one hadn't seen it, the rest of us had but were happy to watch it again. It just never gets less funny, and every time I watch it I spot more things that are based off other sci-fi and other things I've missed. It's such a good film.

I also wrote 25 drabbles in four days, which is a hard way to write 2500 words. Although it helped that work wasn't that busy at the start of this week. I also wrote 25 different characters, which wasn't how I planned it to start with, but I quite enjoyed writing characters I'd never written before. I also really enjoyed writing LOTR again. I'd forgotten how much canon I'd forgotten as well. I've actually been catching up on my LOTR reading now, and reading the Atlantis in between for a break. A lot of the stuff I've been catching up on is quite intense, so a bit of crack!fic is always good for a change. I'd also forgotten how much I liked writing drabbles, so I will have to make more of an effort to write some more - I have some ideas on that front.

I've been trying to get through my Bugs DVDs too. The one I watched last night was the first to feature a future The Bill regular as a guest star, in this case Terry, although he only had two lines.

On a similar note, this weeks The Avengers had Peter Cushing in it. Despite some really ridiculous plot holes it was still an enjoyable episode. The one thing that got me was Emma Peel referring to her bag as her purse. I know, from surfing round, that the only reason these got made was because they were able to sell them to America in advance. I still don't think that excuses the Americanisms though, especially when they go to so much trouble to make it very British.

I've been listening to the podcasts Wil Wheaton's been doing this week. They've been surprisingly listenable. I say surprisingly because often I can only take so much of constant American accents, depending on the accent. The ten minute ones I've barely noticed, but today's (technically yesterday's) was 73 minutes. I did have to stop near the end to watch My Family (just started watching it after only previously seeing bits - it's very funny) but I think it only got grating after that, and I had reminded myself what no accent at all sounds like (relatively speaking, of course.

At some point, when I get round to it, I want to write up the character-related post that's been going round my head. I also need to talk about LOTR for b2mem. But World Rotaract Week starts on Sunday, so I'll be blogging about what we're going to be up to, and talking lots about Rotaract. Really, you'll be sick of it. Unless you're 18-30, in which case you should be joining it. If I get to it between breakfasts on Sunday I'll tell you why, otherwise it'll probably be Monday.

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B2MEM: Back to Middle-earth Month
Wednesday 8th March 2006 8:55 pm

As part of Back to Middle-earth Month, the There and Back Again LJ, and HASA have been challenging people to write something based on the Tale of Years from March 3019:

In the "Tale of the Years" Tolkien tells us about what happens to certain characters each day of March 3019. We challenge you to write about the character(s) he does NOT mention.

So, I've written a drabble for each day of March, up till the 25th, and each one from a different character's point of view. Which is a hard way of writing 2500 words. And a pain to put here because I've got 25 LJ cut tags, the links for which I then have to copy back in WP.

But, I present to you, March 3019.

1st March

2nd March

3rd March

4th March

5th March

6th March

7th March

8th March

9th March

10th March

11th March

12th March

13th March

14th March

15th March

16th March

17th March

18th March

19th March

20th March

21st March

22nd March

23rd March

24th March

25th March

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The West Wing and Spooks
Thursday 27th October 2005 10:18 pm

I've been quite good this week at catching up on things, although that did mean spending an hour this evening catching up on e-mails! I even wrote a drabble for tolkien_weekly: Rivendell Revisited. I don't remember the last time I managed one of those!

This weeks West Wing, that I watched on Tuesday, was excellent. There was a great bit at the beginning where there was a good few minutes with no talking, no music, nothing. I want to know what CJ and Toby were thinking during that time. I was nearly crying at the end, when CJ was too.

And then tonight's Spooks (which I've actually been in for, as it's half term for guitar lessons as well as for the schools) was really good. I wasn't expecting anything much, just a bit of [censored] moping, but I was pleasantly surprised. And nearly crying at the end of that one as well.

And it's nearly time to watch The Thick of It live!

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Drabble and rec
Friday 2nd January 2004 5:32 pm

I actually managed to write a drabble for LOTR100: Be Careful What You Wish For. Now I just need to get myself sorted and write one every week - and for TPM100. And read them all as well. Hmm. I'm still trying to catch up on all my reading as it is.

I have a new rec though - Darkest Before the Dawn by Losseniaiel - with a nice bit of Elrond angst - what more could you ask for?

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Monday 24th November 2003 9:04 pm

I actually managed to write drabbles this weekend. One for TPM100's elements challenge - Rain and one for LOTR100's on contentment - Beloved

It's odd, I have this tendency to write angst for LOTR, but when it comes to TPM, certainly as far as the drabbles are concerned, it's been happy stuff. There are plenty of people writing Obi-angst and I'm really enjoying writing Qui & Obi training/bonding sessions.

I saw the extended TT in town at the weekend. The ordinary one is �27.99 and the one with an extra disk and a Gollum to dust is �44.99. Given I don't even have space for the 4 DVDs, I know which one I'll be buying once I get the annual gift voucher from work.

I also had a bit of a film session this weekend. Went to see the Matrix. Some girl's phone went off and she answered it! Admittedly it was only to see she was in the cinema. I didn't mind because it was in one of the sappy love scenes they really could have done without. I'm left with all these questions now - like what happens next - but then you're talking about a never-ending story. This one was better then the second - the action was better and a lot less gratuitous.

Then there was One Hour Photo, which was good and not scary at all. Michael Varta had really dodgy hair in it but since we also got pretty much a full frontal shot I'll forgive him. Shallow Hal was good and funny. Blue Juice was okay, despite Ewan McGregor having long hair and doing a London accent in it.

I realised last night, while watching The West Wing, why I trust the new VP for no reason whatsoever, and also think he's a bit of a twit. Then it occured to me that was because he was the captain in Crusade! And for another West Wing connection - the old VP was in One Hour Photo. I never trusted him and that really was for no reason. But I think I was right to given what I've vaguely heard about what happens at the end of the fourth.

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Sunday 20th July 2003 10:44 pm

I've actually got round to doing the drabbles again this weekend. Wasn't inspired by Farscape Friday's, but the other two I wrote while waiting for the train. Almost handy, this waitiing for trains thing - gets a lot of things written.

Stargate 100 - Tefnut

TPM 100 - Heat

Sometimes I wonder why I bother with Stargate fandom. OK, so I am on a Jack/Daniel slash list, so I probably only have myself to blame 🙂 But what with all the politics going on, groups really shouldn't wind each other up. Although doing it on your own lists is fine but there were people pointing out that Sam/Jack fic abuses Daniel. Huh? I've never read any of it myself. Hell, it was reading Sam/Jack fic that made the character my favourite. Perhaps I've been lucky and only read the good stuff.

It took me a day and a half to watch the episode I'd downloaded because I couldn't work up the enthusiasm. Once I see them I remember why I like it but in between I wonder. I'm still in the fandom because I have friends in it. And it would be harder to keep in touch with them if I wasn't. But then I think - do I really want to go to SG7? I mean Paris is another country. If it was Blackpool then I definitely wouldn't but London. I'll have to think about it. Perhaps I'll see what SG6 is like - what I'll see of it before I jet off to America anyway. I think I have the better deal frankly.

No more Smallville for a while! How am I going to cope? By reading Clark/Lex fan fic I think. And trying to get hold of the other 30-odd episodes I've missed.

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Saturday 28th June 2003 9:07 pm

Happy Deathday!
Your name: paranoidangel42
You will die on: Thursday, July 20, 2017
You will die of: Drive-By Shooting
Created by Quill

I thought I wouldn't do any of the weekly drabbles this weekend, but I did anyway. Having completely failed to work on anything I thought I would. *sigh* Um, apart from some dodgy limericks, that is, but they don't count either.

Farscape - Stars

Stargate - Feeling

TPM - The Secret Diary of Obi-Wan Kenobi aged 13 3/4 - although that's the first one I've failed miserably at actually being 100 words. Oh, the shame.

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Harry Potter
Saturday 21st June 2003 9:33 pm

Friday Five on Saturday (never mind):

1. Is your hair naturally curly, wavy, or straight? Long or short?
It's wavy, although tending towards curly when it gets long. It's kind of that in between length, which means down to about my shoulders. It probably needs cutting actually.

2. How has your hair changed over your lifetime?
Lots. And I mean lots. It's been every length from short (and I do mean short) to long (partway down my chest). It has always been the same colour though.

3. How do your normally wear your hair?
Down. I have layers, so most of them are too short to do anything with. Plus I'm crap at doing things with hair and my hair doesn't like having things done to it. I put it up for Tae Kwon Do and fencing, and when I get hot.

4. If you could change your hair this minute, what would it look like?
Red 🙂 I'd quite like to see what it looked like if it was straight though.

5. Ever had a hair disaster? What happened?
Nope. Kind of hard to have a disaster when all I do is run a brush through it each morning 🙂

Did my weekend drabbles (go me!). Okay, so did them on the train, but still.

Farscape Friday dead characters - Last Act

Stargate 100 with title from a Farscape episode - The Way We Weren't (I made this 100 words on the first draft as well!)

TPM 100 space - Distance

I can't believe how many shops were selling the new Harry Potter, I really can't. I got most of the way through the first chapter when Waterstones air conditioning hit me, along with the thought that I need to re-read book 4. I'm not in the mood for Harry Potter at the moment. I think the second film put me off a bit. Wonder if it comes out in paperback in time for Christmas?

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Up Late
Sunday 15th June 2003 11:43 pm

Would be going to bed but have housemate in the bath syndrome. Would have gone in there earlier, but was watching Stargate (Jonas and Daniel were so cool together! (not in a sexual way, of course)).

Got sicced by a Nuzguling on the HA list, wrote a drabble for TPM100 (Suspense) and LOTR100 (Memories)

The definition of nic (courtesy of The Inifinite Teen Slang Dictionary):
n. a collective or quantitative noun for drug paraphernalia.
"Dad, that's a whole nic of drug paraphernalia!"

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Drabbles, mainly
Wednesday 11th June 2003 10:37 pm

I finally finished the Stargate fic I started in Easter 2002. Actually it was nearly finished in a couple of months, then I spent a year trying to think of a title. Seeing the episode its based on on Channel 4 helped, mind you. So, I present to you, Protector.

The Farscape Friday slash drabble - The Morning After the Night Before

and the Stargate100 firsts drabble - I Scream for Ice-cream.

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More drabbles!
Monday 2nd June 2003 10:49 pm

I've been enjoying writing drabbles for Farscape, so I found ones for Stargate and Star Wars TPM. I would go and write some fic now (or more accurately, edit some) but I think I'll do the puzzle instead.

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Sunday 1st June 2003 4:16 pm

I am having another productive weekend. I wrote two drabbles (2!) for this weeks challenge - Strange Encounter is an Farscape/Enterprise crossover and A Difficult Negotiation is a Star Wars TPM/Farscape crossover.

People are tying to indoctrinate me into Jack/Daniel fic - not gonna happen though unless its funny or friendly. I am going to Paris in November with some of them though. Although I've been hanging round with J/D slashers for a while though and I ain't been converted yet.

I actually have a fic thats 2300 words long and I'm not sure its long enough! Mind you, I also have a 12,000 word one I'm not sure is long enough.

The Sentinel is on Stargate today so I ought to watch it and then maybe I'll finish the fic! It would be nice to get the nearly finished ones finished so then I'll have less to do. I'd quite like to go back to the Enterprise one though - maybe set it in the time it takes them to get to the Delphic Expanse. Must spend more time on the Trip/T'Pol board, I think.

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Heroes and Sidekicks
Wednesday 14th May 2003 10:10 pm

Haven't written in this for ages! A few links:

The Things I Will Do If I Am Ever the Hero - the Starship Captain bit halfway down is very funny

The Things I Will Do If I Am Ever the Sidekick - also good

Forgotten Memories - My birthday present from Avon - Estel fic!

And since what is this blog for if it isn't to publicise my own stuff - Instruction - Farscape drabble on the subject of discipline.

I will update my website at some point. I've thought about, which is a start at least. Off to SFX (and Expo) this weekend so its fairly safe to say I won't be updating this till after then either.

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Monday 5th May 2003 11:08 pm

Its been a weird day - watched a really good episode of Enterprise and MIT, which was really quite amazingly crap. I don't think they thought it through - I don't believe she did it. It doesn't fit in with her character. Interesting to see Steven Pacey looking older - almost grown into the voice he did in Blakes 7. There's an article in the Guardian having a go at it, all of which is true.

Speaking of articles there was an interesting one in the online section last Thursday about downloading TV programmes.

Managed to actually get my Farscape drabble written - Each Night I Dream of Home.

I got all excited - I've got a banner up in the Canley Arms, another message on The Bill Forum and Avon wrote me a story! How cool is that? Not least cos it was based on a discussion I was having with someone else about how Aragorn came to Rivendell after his father's death and it was pretty much how I imagined. The world needs more Estel fic. And she rec'd one of my fics on the HA list, which pretty much made my day.

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