Lurky McLurklurk (ionlylurkhere) wrote,
Lurky McLurklurk

Two memes

First, ganked from kseda:

  1. She knew he would do anything for her.
  2. They'd always said it was just an arrangement.
  3. The idiot woman was still banging on the door.
  4. A shadow fell over Martha's table.
  5. On Monday, they averted an attempt to change the course of history in Roman times.
  6. Fitz had heard somewhere -- maybe from the Doctor, maybe from some gloating megalomaniac, he was finding it hard to remember details like that these days -- that consciousness was nothing more than ex post facto rationalisation, a story you told yourself to justify the things you'd already done.
  7. There were days when Tegan didn't go out. Sometimes they turned into weeks. [yes, that's two sentences; I'm cheating]

For added "fun", here is a list of the pairings in the fics and the reasons I haven't managed to finish them (yet), but not in the same order. Match them up, if you're bored!

  • Tegan/Nyssa (turned into too much of an angst-fest)
  • Fitz/Iris (like most of my attempts to write EDA fic, ended up bogged down in plot)
  • Fitz/Trix (not at all plotty; this one was an inexplicable failure of porn mojo)
  • Ten/Rose (ended up too kinky even for me)
  • Donna/SJS (never actually knew where that one was going after the first scene, tbh)
  • Rachel Swales/Romana (written based entirely on Made of Steel; gave up because I felt very Jossed by her turning into Julia and being engaged)
  • Martha/Romana (ended up being about neither of them being over the Doctor, which I didn't like characterisation-wise)

And from elliptic_eye, the Christmas [gift giving period associated with the middle of the northern hemisphere winter/southern hemisphere summer that is traditional in some cultures] wishlist meme:

First of all, here are the rules (I quote directly, I have no interest in Snape/Hermione icons and to be honest Step Two reads very saccharin to me):

Step One
Make a post (public, friendslocked, filtered...whatever you're comfortable with) to your LJ. The post should contain your list of 10 holiday wishes. The wishes can be anything at all, from simple and fandom-related ("I'd love a Snape/Hermione icon that's just for me") to medium ("I wish for _____on DVD") to really big ("All I want for [holiday] is a new car/computer/house/TV.") The important thing is, make sure these wishes are things you really, truly want.

Also, make sure you post some version of these guidelines in your LJ so that the holiday joy will spread.

Step Two
Surf around your friendslist to see who has posted their list. And now here's the important part:

If you see a wish you can grant, and it's in your heart to do so, make someone's wish come true. You needn't spend money on these wishes unless you want to. The point isn't to put people out, it's to provide everyone a chance to be someone else's holiday elf—to spread the joy. Gifts can be made anonymously or not—it's your call.

There are no rules with this project, no guarantees, and no strings attached. Just...wish, and it might come true. Give, and you might receive. And you'll have the joy of knowing you made someone's holiday special

And what I'd like:

  1. Astrid to be [Obvious Anagram-Based Spoiler], and the whole of Voyage of the Damned to be one long speech about how the EDAs are in fact the most canonical part of canon now, by the way, everyone
  2. Some sort of magic way of knowing that I'll have participants for the EDA ficathon I want to run at the beginning of next year
  3. Ace femslash fic, of any variety
  4. I would actually quite like a shiny banner thing for my LJ of the balcony scene from Smith and Jones (you know, Martha and the Doctor looking at the Earth) with "When you've seen how big the world is, how can you make do with this?" (it's a Pulp lyric; from Glory Days off This is Hardcore) written over the top in some nice cursive font
  5. And if I did get that through some person's mad generosity, a tutorial I can actually understand on how to make my LJ not just have the bog-standard look I picked two and a bit years ago would be the perfect accompaniment, because everything I have ever read on that score somehow makes me go instantly cross-eyed
  6. Icons of the cover images from one or more EDAs (I am the one person in fandom who likes Black Sheep) -- Anachronophobia, GallyChron and Adventuress would be particularly cool
  7. A beta for my Yuletide fic (once it's written I will probably post a plaintive wail under flock; the rules seem to suggest I shouldn't mention the fandom I'm writing in public)
  8. The ability to write pr0n involving sonic screwdrivers/lipsticks without it making me giggle and then never finish the fic (see above and also my Martha/SJS story that's very nearly done now)
  9. Enough time to actually read any of my huge backlog of comics and Who novels
  10. World peace. An end to companion bashing flamewars. (World peace is more likely, isn't it? Given that Adric and Mel still routinely get beaten over the head by fandom.)

{*} The best Christmas record ever is "Christmas Wrapping" by The Waitresses. Trufax.

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