nebroadwe: Write write write edit edit edit edit edit & post. (Writer)
Sniggled from [ profile] cornerofmadness:

I write like
J. K. Rowling

I Write Like by Mémoires, journal software. Analyze your writing!

That's ... encouraging? I plugged in the prologue to my massive effort of discipline to get that result. Of course, when I plugged in other things, I got Chuck Palahniuk (for my Raymond Chandler pastiche), Lewis Carroll (for my Nesbit pastiche), Ursula K. LeGuin (for my Rick Riordan pastiche!) and Stephen King (for a love story!!). I'm not sure this algorithm knows what it's talking about. :-)
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Sniggled from [ profile] arielen. Well, this is kind of ... I dunno. I was hoping to be a bit more swashbuckling, but I guess at least I'm not a textbook.

You Are a Literary Fiction Book

You are a great connoisseur of the arts. You can recognize talent of all kinds.

You appreciate strangeness. You understand how difficult it is to be different.

You are intellectually open-minded. You like your beliefs and ideas being challenged.

You like solitude... in fact, you prefer it. You are your own best friend.

nebroadwe: Write write write edit edit edit edit edit & post. (Writer)
Sniggled from [ profile] evil_little_dog:
Please leave a one-word comment that you think best describes me your favorite thing/person/season/taste/whatever. It can only be one word. No more.

I'll use your word to write you something. It could be a one-sentence, a drabble, or a fic.

Then copy & paste this in your journal so that I may leave a word about for you.
What the hey. I need something to do besides invent backstory for the Pumpkin Scissors universe (why does someone have all the biographies of Gouverneur Morris checked out? I suppose his papers will suffice me, but I'd like to have some context first ...)
nebroadwe: (Bear)
These things seem to be all the rage, and I just watched The Reduced Shakespeare Company ...

William Shakespeare

A nebroadwe on both your houses!

Which work of Shakespeare was the original quote from?

Get your own quotes:

nebroadwe: From "The Magdalen Reading" by Rogier van der Weyden.  (Default)

A little less nebroadwe, a little more action please.

Which song was this lyric from?

Get your own lyrics:
nebroadwe: (Books)
Over in [ profile] sounis, they're having a discussion about about "stories that have changed you - how you think, how you feel, how you live your life." I haven't read very many me-changing books -- mostly, the euphoria I get from reading a really good book is the goshWOW! of discovering the story itself or its author's talent (generally leading to an investment in her career that requires me to buy more shelving, too :-). But as I thought it over, I realized that I had read three books that moved me personally:
Read more... )
Thus me. Anyone else have a self-changing literary experience?
nebroadwe: Write write write edit edit edit edit edit & post. (Writer)
Sniggled from several different writers on my flist, the Fanwriter Interview Meme (which I swore I was going to complete before the New Year, phew!):

And what got you into fanfiction to begin with?Read more... )
nebroadwe: (Bear)
Sniggled from [ profile] evil_little_dog:
If you see this, post a quote from Star Trek in your journal.
All righty, then:
Worf: [on Klingon physiognomy, then and now] It is a long story. We do not discuss it with outsiders.
I get the impression that Klingons do not write fanfiction ...
nebroadwe: (Bear)
Sniggled from [ profile] coffeeem:
Go ahead, quote a favorite line from Buffy the Vampire Slayer in your journal. Unless you don't have any favorite lines from BtVS. In which case, you probably shouldn't.
Fortunately, I do have some:
Xander: Aren't you supposed to be drinking tea anyway?
Giles: Tea is soothing. I wish to be tense.
Share and enjoy!
nebroadwe: (Bear)
Sniggled from everywhere:
Which Star Trek character am I? )
What scares me here is that I seem to be only two or three different answers away from "An expendable red-shirt." Brrr ...
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Here's a meme I sniggled from [ profile] cornerofmadness several days ago and am just now getting 'round to working on:
Pick the first line from your last twenty-five fanfics and see if you can find a pattern.
Well, let's see -- twenty-five 'fics takes me back about a year or so ...
The data ... )
The first thing I notice is that I write a lot of drabbles and drabble sequences (marked D and DS, respectively). I'm not the world's most disciplined writer, so it's less difficult for me to conceive and produce a short piece before I run out of steam than it is to commit to a lengthy one. Drabble sequences occupy a useful middle ground -- each "bit" is short enough to be unintimidating, but the whole can add up to a short story pretty quickly. Heh. It's also clear that in my oeuvre, especially of late, the shorter the 'fic, the longer its opening sentence is likely to be and vice versa (cf. "The Conqueror" and "Golden in the Mercy of His Means"). The one serious stylistic quirk that strikes me, however, is that I'm far more likely to begin with character than setting -- which makes sense, since I still sweat blood over descriptive passages while my characters are inclined to witter on and on (and on and on and on and on ...). Possibly I need to challenge myself by writing a more atmosphere-and-setting-heavy piece one of these days. (Ugh. The very thought appalls.)

Anyone else?
nebroadwe: (Bear)
Sniggled from [ profile] canarynoir:
When you see this post, quote from Doctor Who on your LJ.
Happy to oblige:
Third Doctor: Jo, it's all quite simple -- I am he and he is me.
Jo Grant: And we are all together, goo-goo-goo-joob?
Second and Third Doctors: What?
Jo Grant: It's a song by The Beatles.
Second Doctor: [lifts his recorder toward his lips] Really? How does it go?
Third Doctor: Oh, please be quiet!
There's no Who like the old Who ...
nebroadwe: (Bear)'s weekly "Hey, Answerman!" column last week put the following challenge to its readership:
Pretend you're Catholic and confess! Send [in] your controversial anime fan confessions ... The best ones will be printed here next week; there will also be a "Gallery of the Lame" so don't send me stupid stuff.
I sent mine in, but they didn't make the cut (or the "Gallery of the Lame," phew!). So here they are:
Bless me, Father, for I have sinned while watching anime ... )
Confession is good for the soul; I feel better already. Check out the column to see what evil lurks in the hearts of other fen ...
nebroadwe: (Bear)
Sniggled from ze Intarwebs.

Which Classic Female Literary Character Are You?

You're Beth March of Little Women by Louisa May Alcott!
Take this quiz!

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As another famous literary woman would say, however, "I aten't dead."
nebroadwe: Write write write edit edit edit edit edit & post. (Writer)
Snagged from [ profile] evil_little_dog, who got it from [ profile] cornerofmadness:
If you make up titles for stories I didn't write, I will respond with details of those non-written stories.

So basically, give me a title and fandom I'll give you a quick summary of a story that I would write, using that title.

I'll take any fandom I'm familiar with, whether I've written for it already or not (since I don't actually have to write these stories, right? Right?).
nebroadwe: (Bear)
Sniggled from [ profile] canarynoir:
You Are Chocolat Orange Pocky

Your attitude: funky and flavorful
Rich and deep - yet zingy and zesty
You are the perfect partner in crime
Wow. You'd almost think I was hip ...
nebroadwe: (Bear)
Over on rec.arts.anime.misc, the following meme has been occupying the copious (ha!) free time of various posters (including me):
* Take the title of a book, movie, or TV show (in this case, an anime or manga);
* Add, subtract, or replace one letter; and
* Write a "TV Guide" style description of the resulting work.

Which produces capsule summaries like "Reed or Die: A secret agent with musical powers has to find an old symphonic score before it can be used for evil" and "Transfarmers: More than meets the rye. In this exciting episode Husker harvests -- what else? -- corn." My contributions, of course, don't meet the exacting standard of excellence established by these previous entries, but I'm still pretty proud of them: Cut for terrible puns and obscure historical and literary references ...  )Anyone else want to join the fun? Please, comment away ...
nebroadwe: (Bear)
Sniggled from [ profile] cornerofmadness:

Ding dong! verily the sky
Is riv'n with nebroadwe singing.

Ding Dong Merrily on High
from the Christmas Song Generator.

Get your own song :
Hrmph. I don't carol that loudly, even when the score calls for fortissimo.


nebroadwe: From "The Magdalen Reading" by Rogier van der Weyden.  (Default)
The Magdalen Reading

August 2014



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