Monday, July 21, 2014

rozf said: 44

44:What’s the weirdest character concept you’ve ever come up with?

Huh. I’m not sure how to answer this one. But after years writing fic for Doctor Who and Torchwood, I guess I’ve come up with some weirdo alien characters that needed dealing with. Sentient pincushions have turned up in a couple of different fics. An insectoid alien that learned English from watching bad sci-fi movies made an appearance once. I was rather fond of that one.

fourteenacross said: 2, 48!

02:What was your favorite book growing up?

Like I could possibly settle on just one! I read…an awful lot of books as a kid. And generally reread my favorites roughly a billion times. (I do that with fanfic now, too.) I probably have to say that Tamora Pierce’s Song of the Lioness quartet hits right at the top of the list, though. Alanna is my forever girl, and probably the first heroine I ever encountered in literature who kicked ass and took names and never needed a boy to save her. And I like to joke that George Cooper is the reason that I’m a lesbian, because I will never meet a man as perfect as he is, and am unable to settle for less. While I do think Pierce’s later books are better written — and have since fallen in love with the Trickster books in particular — Alanna, man, she’s the one who started it all.

48:If you could write the next book of any series, which one would it be, and what would you make the book about?

Oh crap. Isn’t this what fanfiction is for, anyway? Except all of my current fandoms are movies/TV shows, so I don’t have an easy answer for this one. If you’d asked me this a few years ago, I would have said I’d want to write the Marauders-era prequel to the Harry Potter books. That’s probably still true. There aren’t any other book series I can think of that I really want to play around with (and feel comfortable enough with the writing style to do so). 

✍ Finally, an ask-meme for writers! ✍

  • 01: When did you first start writing?
  • 02: What was your favorite book growing up?
  • 03: Are you an avid reader?
  • 04: Have you ever thrown a book across the room?
  • 05: Did you take writing courses in school/college?
  • 06: Have you read any writing-advice books?
  • 07: Have you ever been part of a critique group?
  • 08: What’s the best piece of feedback you’ve ever gotten?
  • 09: What’s the worst piece of feedback you’ve ever gotten?
  • 10: What’s your biggest writer pet-peeve?
  • 11: What’s your favorite book cover?
  • 12: Who is your favorite author?
  • 13: What’s your favorite writing quote?
  • 14: What’s your favorite writing blog? c;
  • 15: What would you say has inspired you the most?
  • 16: How do you feel about movies based on books?
  • 17: Would you like your books to be turned into TV shows, movies, video games, or none?
  • 18: How do you feel about love triangles?
  • 19: Do you prefer writing on a computer or longhand?
  • 20: What’s your favorite writing program?
  • 21: Do you outline?
  • 22: Do you start with characters or plot?
  • 23: What’s your favorite & least favorite part of making characters?
  • 24: What’s your favorite & least favorite part of plotting?
  • 25: What advice would you give to young writers?
  • 26: Which do you enjoy reading the most: physical, ebook, or both?
  • 27: Which is your favorite genre to write?
  • 28: Which do you find hardest: the beginning, the middle, or the end?
  • 29: Which do you find easiest: writing or editing?
  • 30: Have you ever written fan-fiction?
  • 31: Have you ever been published?
  • 32: How do you feel about friends and close relatives reading your work?
  • 33: Are you interested in having your work published?
  • 34: Describe your writing space.
  • 35: What’s your favorite time of day for writing?
  • 36: Do you listen to music when you write?
  • 37: What’s your oldest WIP?
  • 38: What’s your current WIP?
  • 39: What’s the weirdest story idea you’ve ever had?
  • 40: Which is your favorite original character, and why?
  • 41: What do you do when characters don’t follow the outline?
  • 42: Do you enjoy making your characters suffer?
  • 43: Have you ever killed a main character?
  • 44: What’s the weirdest character concept you’ve ever come up with?
  • 45: What’s your favorite character name?
  • 46: Describe your perfect writing space.
  • 47: If you could steal one character from another author and make then yours, who would it be and why?
  • 48: If you could write the next book of any series, which one would it be, and what would you make the book about?
  • 49: If you could write a collaboration with another author, who would it be and what would you write about?
  • 50: If you could live in any fictional world, which would it be?
  • This could be fun.

laylainalaska:

veleda-k:

theladyunicorn:

oparu:

picardspajamas:

"she’s really pissed off."

The little last bit there where when she staples his foot to the floor and he realizes she’s going win and he suddenly snaps into good guy ward and out of who he really is, trying to play on her humanity, trying to act like oh now he is sorry, conveniently as he’s about to lose, and she punches him in the throat. And that’s SUPER IMPORTANT.

Because firstly it means he can’t talk anymore. His words have been his greatest weapon so far, they have made him able to manipulate the team. Second because it means he is still conscious. She could have knocked him out but no, she wants him to see this. To see them win, to see Hydra fall.

Apparently ward fans think she used “excessive force” by punching him in the throat when she had already “won.” No, she was doing what needed to be done: stoping him from being able to continue his sick, sick manipulation of the people she loved. Because he preys on people’s humanity and goodness because that’s how Garret trained him. And she knows her team is good and would show mercy if he begged. So she does this for them.

Best explanation of this scene yet

THANK YOU. I really don’t like redeemed!Ward, It just doesn’t seem plausible

chameleonlurks enjoy

I’ll just never get over the fact that apparently punching Ward in the throat is “excessive force” but Ward trying to shove May’s face into a buzz saw isn’t. What a PECULIAR double standard.

Yesssss. May punching him in the neck wasn’t gratuitous violence; it wasn’t beating up an immobilized prisoner. It was May removing a weapon. She could have killed him. She didn’t. She used the necessary force to render him harmless. (I’m not gonna say everything she does in this fight is strictly necessary, but a) he’s actively trying to hurt/kill her, and b) she has good reason to be angry with him, not just the personal betrayal but also the fact that he’s tried to kill and, for all she knows at this point, actually killed her friends.)

I think AOS has done a good job, with Ward, of dissecting and subverting the redeemable-woobie-villain trope. I definitely don’t think it’s impossible that they have an eventual redemption arc in mind for him, and whether I’m on board for that depends on how it’s done, I guess. But at this point they’ve made him nasty in a particular kind of way — he trades on his pretty-white-boy good looks and charm to manipulate, use, and disrespect others, especially women. He’s not a genocidal villain of the Loki type, whose crimes and betrayals are so large-scale that they’re outside the scope of what we can imagine encountering in our lives. Ward is a petty kind of evil — a manipulator and harrasser, a traitor who betrays not because he believes in a greater ideology, but because he’s too weak-willed and selfish not to. And the characters recognize it. For all I know the show will do a complete 180 and give us a non-subverted woobie!Ward next season (PLEASE NO) but at this point, at least, they seem to be very consciously aware of how they’re presenting him.

(Source: causeallkindsoftrouble)

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Audience Participation: Fic-Writing Edition

cosmictuesdays:

Taken from someone else on another network, deemed too good not to use.

Ask me a question about one of my fics or series. It can be absolutely anything in any project and I will tell you the honest-to-goodness answer (even on the progress/plans for next chapters of current series).

Don’t hold back. Whatever you ask, I’ll answer as truthfully and as completely as possible. You can also ask about my writing as a whole, if you like.

Thursday, July 17, 2014
dorkly:

Falcon is the New Captain America
Sam Wilson has big shoes to fill. Big red calf-high leather shoes.
To read more, click here!

dorkly:

Falcon is the New Captain America

Sam Wilson has big shoes to fill. Big red calf-high leather shoes.

To read more, click here!

glaad:

We’ll miss you, Elaine.

I’ll drink to that.

glaad:

We’ll miss you, Elaine.

I’ll drink to that.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

badwolfguurrll:

Favorite Whose Line moments

Jonny Lee Miller Appreciation Week
Day Three - A Character Pairing - Joan/Sherlock, Elementary

Monday, July 14, 2014

arallara:

hils79:

I will never, ever be over fanboy!Phil

Ever

And Triplett’s face!  He’s so tickled by Coulson’s reaction!  ♥♥♥

YOU GEEKS.

(Source: lawyerupasshole)

Friday, July 11, 2014

operationfailure:

randomredux:

thefingerfuckingfemalefury:

YOU BROUGHT THIS ON YOURSELF

This got even funnier when I realized that to shoot it, essentially someone had to hurl a massive rat puppet at Cary Elwes.

My favorite thing is that he doesn’t telegraph it at all. He never tenses up, never flinches, just waits for the giant rat puppet being hurled through the air to take him down. Great performance.

Colour Meme [x] asked Willow & Tara + Autumn Colours

(Source: sulietsexual)

ninemoons42:

emilianadarling:

The Wall of Valor: Every S.H.I.E.L.D. facility has a memorial to the agents lost in the line of duty. S.H.I.E.L.D.’s history can be traced on walls like this. 

This genuinely makes me upset because S.H.I.E.L.D. didn’t exist at the time that Bucky died?? Like, the organization was created at least a year after his death.

Which means that Peggy Carter posthumously made Bucky a S.H.I.E.L.D. agent in order to honour his sacrifice dON’T LOOK AT ME.

ARGH MY FEELS OMG OMG OMG THAT HURTS SO MUCH

(Source: sexybucky)