nebroadwe: (Bear)
Coming late to the game, but here's a meme that's making the rounds:
Comment on this post. I will choose seven userpics (or, if you are limited to six, two) from your profile and you will explain what they mean and why you are using them. Post this along with your answers in your own journal so others can play along.
[livejournal.com profile] evil_little_dog picked out two of mine:
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nebroadwe: From "The Magdalen Reading" by Rogier van der Weyden.  (Default)
Here's an interesting exercise, originated by [livejournal.com profile] mcee and passed on by [livejournal.com profile] evil_little_dog among others: "Write a drabble (100 words exactly) based on your current default icon. No changing it! Just write it as it comes; no beta-reading or mulling over. Any fandom or no fandom at all."

My current default icon doesn't come from a fandom per se -- more like one of the world's larger meme clusters :-) -- but here goes nothing:

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UPDATE: Just wanted to note that this challenge has thus far produced two very good FMA drabbles. The first comes from [livejournal.com profile] evil_little_dog -- a perfect snapshot of Ed's thoughts in the midst of a fight. A good drabble needs a strong central conceit and language to match -- this has both.

The second comes from [livejournal.com profile] youngest_one and is also Ed-centric, but takes a more leisurely tack. It's a reflection on Ed's upbringing paralleled against his situation as a young man chasing a dream. Another mark of a good drabble is a closer that leaves one saying, "Aha!" or "Hmm ... " The excellent use of the subjunctive in the final lines of this drabble do that for me very nicely.

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The Magdalen Reading

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