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A Meme in Your Ear

Comment to this post, and I will list five things I associate with you. They might make sense or they might be totally random. Then post that list, with your commentary, to your LJ (or just add a reply back to me). Other people (including me) can get lists from you, and the meme merrily perpetuates itself.

Blame bas_math_girl for this one. :D

1. Belt
Ah... Yes... The prod of mine... I quoted some Mel Brooks movie lines to BMG, and one of them was the ever funny "It's an Everlast" from "Robin Hood: Men in Tights." And damned if my muse didn't latch onto the mental image of the Tenth Doctor in a chastity belt! And BMG, being the minx that she is, decided to dare me to write it. Hence, "The Belted Doctor" was born.

I do use belts in real life. Have to; I have a small waist, and I haven't had the chance to take my jeans and pants (Brits and Aussies, you call them trousers) in for alteration yet. Sometimes having an hourglass figure is a royal pain in the neck...

2. Spaceballs
Only my favorite comedy of all time! Hitting all the Sci-Fi movie notes up to that point, and poking fun at them! :D And how could you not LOVE John Candy's role?! And Joan Rivers' delivery of the Virgin Alarm line! (I can't believe someone like BMG hasn't used that as a prompt yet! *snickerfit*)

Had a fun surprise with that movie once. I was watching the credits once, out of boredom since I don't think I wanted to get up yet, and noticed a familiar name: Tim Russ. Some of you might know the name from "Star Trek: Voyager" as Tuvok. Well, I didn't remember him being in it, so I was wracking my brain to figure out what scene he could've been in and had a speaking part. And then I found it... and cracked up! He was the Afro Comb soldier! Put it this way: when you're used to seeing an actor in a role that requires them to be deadpan all the time (with rare exceptions), hearing them in a role where they curse is a shock!

3. Daughter
The only family role I have left... other than niece and cousin... My grandparents are all gone, and I have no siblings. :(

I'm lucky to have the people I have calling me their daughter. My mom and dad... and now my On-Line Mummy, BMG! *hugs* I would not be who I am today (as a person or a DW fanfic writer, respectively) without the influence of these people. :D

4. Anti-Rose
*snickers* Okay, this is kinda weird... I used to be kinda iffy about her. More like, I just didn't care. Then Donna came along, and I really didn't think about Rose. After JE, I was so wanting fix-its and to deny the Series 4 end (and everything after it) happened. And then, as I started reading D/D fanfics, I got to thinking about Rose's behavior and saw less and less to be impressed with. I don't suffer fools gladly. It's made for problems in RL, and the more I look at Rose as shown in canon, the more I'm convinced her creation was a mistake.

That said, <lj user="tardis_mole"> has managed to remind me that a few good changes would've made Rose into a likable character. Still, TM agrees with me that Donna is SO much better for the Doctor - especially for Ten! Rose was okay for Nine, but their dynamic was a LOT different.... Still, I have a lot of frustrations with how Rose and her specter made things awful for all the companions after her, and how a lot of fans don't get that there's a WHOLE SLEW of Doctor Who history that came before the Ninth Doctor... *shakes head*

5. Writing
My sanity saver... I let it slide during my undergrad years. Big mistake. I think it could've stopped me from going down a dark mental spiral, or at least helped me stop myself a lot sooner...

I started with writing to pen-pals. Starting with fellow homeschoolers. That was an interesting experience, but I'm sad to say that I've lost contact with all of them. :( It was also supposed to improve my penmenship. Not sure how well that worked. *sheepish grin*

Got into fanfiction a bit when I was fourteen, but before that, I actually co-wrote and submitted a teleplay to "Star Trek: Voyager." If I'm ever feeling bold, I'll ask my co-author for permission to post it here... and you can see just how far I've come as a writer. I still haven't posted any of my Voyager fics that I started writing in earnest about two years later. It took me a while to really feel okay writing, as I couldn't - at the time - find anyone else writing Janeway/Paris fics. Once I did... Well, the Muse soon had ideas... Sometimes I look back on those fics with a bit of embarrassment, but I guess I wouldn't be here if I hadn't written them...

Jane Austen followed that pretty soon after. I wanted to see the character Fanny Price get a better lot in life than she had for the majority of "Mansfield Park", and that novel isn't a popular one... It was interesting to get into the feel of writing in that style at times. :) I have a few WIPS from there. One is going to be 12 years old this April. I'd push to finish it, but I've since discovered that things I thought were solely fanfiction COULD be publishable... So... My first novels are likely to be JA-inspired.

With "Law & Order: Criminal Intent," I not only got to play with psychology, I found my original "best friends in denail" OTP: Goren and Eames. They work well together as partners, and sometimes you just had to wonder how each felt about the other... :D Oh, yeah, and some episodes just BEGGED to be re-written! Although I spent several months thinking about CI fics before I dared write one. I felt the characters DEMANDED respect in written form.

Because I read CI fics, I was well-aware of FF.N, and also read fics for Bones and StarGate: Atlantis (I ship Sheppard/Weir). So one day I just decided to look for fics about the Tenth Doctor and Donna Noble... and found gems. And later, I stumbled onto BMG's stories, and eventually started exchanging PMs... Which led to giving her a chance to vent sometimes about... one certain character... and then to my giving her prompt lines. And that leads us right back to the top word... :D

Comments

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bas_math_girl
Nov. 17th, 2011 12:59 am (UTC)
found gems. And later, I stumbled onto BMG's stories
Is that a backhanded insult? Ha ha ha! On second thoughts, don't answer that. ;D
I will freely admit to being a minx though; and a happy Online Mummy. :)
tkel_paris
Nov. 17th, 2011 01:19 am (UTC)
You know I meant it as a compliment! :P I just can't remember what the first D/D story I found was! Too dang long ago in FF.N time!

*hugs* Thanks for being my On-line Mummy!

Oh, I'm supposed to give you five words, huh? Okay...
1. Minx
2. Line prompts (sorry, but that's what came to mind next!)
3. Blue Doc
4. Inspiration
5. Encouragement

Have fun... :D
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