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*desperately trying to think of something to do that isn't grocery shopping or cleaning or writing* Ah HA, I have it! [livejournal.com profile] fannish5!

5 greatest (or favorite) examples of breaking the fourth wall, or canon material going meta.

Piss on you, I'm workin' for Mel Brooks! )
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Man, I've had the weirdest dreams the last couple of nights. The ones last night included rescuing a bunch of children kidnapped by Gaddafi. Yeah. But the even weirder one had me as the kidnapped person along with a bunch of other girls and boys. We'd been snatched by this witch that used mind control to keep us all pacified. That was super creepy, and I think we ended up melting her with acid. Also, she burned in sunlight.

Speaking of burning in sunlight, there were vampires in my dreams the night before! )

So yeah, haven't had quite such vivid/crazy dreams for a while. In other news, other Middleman fans [livejournal.com profile] visiblemarket, did you know that Wendy's zombie palate cleanser Zombies of Mora Tau is an actual movie? I did not! But I discovered it was airing at around 2:30am last night, and since I am luckily at my folks' house where there is DVR, I get to watch it! I have no idea what to expect beyond a notable lack of gore.
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From [livejournal.com profile] memeseveriwhere:

List your top ten (10) favorite characters from a single anime fandom (whoops, didn't read that quite closely enough), and answer the following questions.

(You know what? I'm gonna go with multiple fandoms. It's more fun that way.)
1 - The Middleman
2 - Mal Reynolds
3 - Elizabeth Burke
4 - Claude Rains
5 - Veronica Palmer
6 - Granny Weatherwax
7 - Michael Weston
8 - Olivia Dunham
9 - Amy Pond
10 - Sherlock Holmes

Some weird stuff under this cut, my friends. )
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It's been ages since I did one of these... From [livejournal.com profile] fannish5:

Name your 5 favorite fictional marriages.

I tried to go for couples that were together before and during their respective canons. )

It was way easier to come up with my second list: my favorite heterosexual life partners. )

So begins the cooking/writing weekend. With me doing a [livejournal.com profile] fannish5 meme, instead of writing a fic or cooking dinner. Oops. Anyway, I've got another thing I'm looking forward to in the next couple days besides stew and cookies and hopefully some fics- USA is airing its feature-length film all about the backstory of Sam Axe from Burn Notice on Sunday! Bruce Campbell is starring in his own made-for-TV movie, and not one of those stinky scifi affairs I'm sure he's done a few of! I'm so happy for him. *tear*
lotus0kid: (creative process)
Rating: PG
Word Count: 1,187 (ran a little long- don't worry, no charge)
Disclaimer: Recognize anything? Then it ain't mine.
A/N: For [livejournal.com profile] mosellegreen on the [livejournal.com profile] help_japan auction. Yay for it not taking three months!
Summary: Post-"Doomsday Armageddon Apocalypse," [SPOILER] sends herself on one last mission. This is another multimedia fic- just open the link in a separate tab/window when you come to it. You know, if you want to.
Spoilers: WALL TO WALL spoilers for "Doomsday Armageddon Apocalypse." DO NOT READ if you haven't also read the comic book and/or watched the Comic Con table read.

Hey, Wendy's... I'm sorry, what's your name? )
lotus0kid: (tyler b&w)
Rating: PG13 for some language and implied violence
Word Count: 1,022
Disclaimer: Middlecharacters and places belong to Javi Grillo-Marxuach, West belongs to Danny Boyle, I think.
A/N: For [livejournal.com profile] visiblemarket on my advent calendar.
Summary: The head of Fatboy in the Mirror Universe gets some visitors on Christmas Eve.
Warning: MAJOR SPOILERS FOR "PALINDROME REVERSAL PALINDROME."

Stave One
Stave Two
Stave Three
Stave Four

Stave Five )
lotus0kid: (tyler b&w)
Rating: PG13 for some language and implied violence
Word Count: 955
Disclaimer: Middlecharacters and places belong to Javi Grillo-Marxuach, West belongs to Danny Boyle, I think.
A/N: For [livejournal.com profile] visiblemarket on my advent calendar. Better get this up before Christmas is really gone. I'll post a chapter a day.
Summary: The head of Fatboy in the Mirror Universe gets some visitors on Christmas Eve.
Warning: MAJOR SPOILERS FOR "PALINDROME REVERSAL PALINDROME."

Stave Three

Stave Four )

Stave Five
lotus0kid: (tyler b&w)
Rating: PG13 for some language and implied violence
Word Count: 1,770
Disclaimer: Middlecharacters and places belong to Javi Grillo-Marxuach, West belongs to Danny Boyle, I think.
A/N: For [livejournal.com profile] visiblemarket on my advent calendar. Better get this up before Christmas is really gone. I'll post a chapter a day.
Summary: The head of Fatboy in the Mirror Universe gets some visitors on Christmas Eve.
Warning: MAJOR SPOILERS FOR "PALINDROME REVERSAL PALINDROME."

Stave Two

Stave Three )

Stave Four
lotus0kid: (tyler b&w)
Rating: PG13 for some language and implied violence
Word Count: 1,367
Disclaimer: Middlecharacters and places belong to Javi Grillo-Marxuach, West belongs to Danny Boyle, I think.
A/N: For [livejournal.com profile] visiblemarket on my advent calendar. Better get this up before Christmas is really gone. I'll post a chapter a day.
Summary: The head of Fatboy in the Mirror Universe gets some visitors on Christmas Eve.
Warning: MAJOR SPOILERS FOR "PALINDROME REVERSAL PALINDROME."

Stave One

Stave Two )

Stave Three
lotus0kid: (tyler b&w)
Rating: PG13 for some language and implied violence
Word Count: 2,153
Disclaimer: Middlecharacters and places belong to Javi Grillo-Marxuach, West belongs to Danny Boyle, I think.
A/N: For [livejournal.com profile] visiblemarket on my advent calendar. Better get this up before Christmas is really gone. So I guess I'll post a chapter a day.
Summary: The head of Fatboy in the Mirror Universe gets some visitors on Christmas Eve.
Warning: MAJOR SPOILERS FOR "PALINDROME REVERSAL PALINDROME."

Stave One )

Stave Two
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Well, [livejournal.com profile] visiblemarket, I'm afraid I'm going to have to cheat on my unwritten advent calendar rules and start your offering today. I just wasn't expecting to come up with such an awesome and undoubtedly multi-chapter idea, and it was really kind of nuts to think I could write it all during the run-up to Christmas. But! In any case, the research is done, at least, notes written, Ghosts decided. It's gonna be great.

Anyway, I finally got my books on the shelf, so how about some new apartment pics?

Please ignore the sun going supernova in a couple of them. It does that sometimes. Also, fair warning, these pictures are huge- be prepared. )

Also, something fun from [livejournal.com profile] fannish5: Name five fictional families that you would like to spend time with.

Only two characters on this list are biologically related. But then, found families are the best. )

So, Christmas. Got a couple more gift cards and a regular card to run out and grab before I head out to my dad's at 3:30 or so- I can probably get them from the grocery store, so I'm not in a big rush. Then tomorrow it's my mom's side of the family in the evening. Here's hoping that bad weather doesn't make things too difficult.
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First full thing to be played on my DVD player on my TV in my living room in my apartment: the Middle-episode "Palindrome Reversal Palindrome," for strategic fic purposes.

:D

For posterity's sake, the very first DVD to go in the player was Some Like It Hot ($6.99 at the grocery store- booyah) just to make sure it was working. But it was only like the first five minutes, I swear.
lotus0kid: (creative process)
Wow, I managed not to do a meme for over a month! Not that I was really trying not to- quite the opposite, actually, but still! Sometimes I get annoyed with myself, like I don't have anything to talk about, all I want to do is play silly lj games. But can I help it when they're so fun and interesting so often? No.

Anyway! From, most recently, [livejournal.com profile] visiblemarket:

1.) Comment to this and I will give you 3 fictional characters.
2.) Decide of the 3 whom you would marry, do, and dump cliff.
3.) Post this meme to your journal with your answers.


DON'T JUDGE ME. )

Two for the price of one! I did this whole meme once a while ago, but it accidentally got deleted, so I half-way did it again later, but, well, it's really one of those memes that demand... I dunno, immediacy. It gets stale if you leave it alone and then you have to start all over. Anyway, for the third and final time, here's this, stolen aaages ago from [livejournal.com profile] hermione_vader:

1. Write down 20 of your favorite OTPs
2. Put your media player on shuffle. The number of the song corresponds to the number of the OTPs.
3. Quote a part of the song that you think has any similarity with the story of the couple.
4. Comment.


Some of them were so far off I had to try again. Some were so spot-on it was scary. )
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Man, what is better than a beautiful lazy Saturday morning after a long week of work and various running around? I've had my scrambled eggs, my bagel (half margarine, half Nutella- yummm), and now I've got a cup of the fantastic jasmine tea my sister sent up from Florida. I've got all three Sherlock episodes queued up for viewing, and I haven't quite decided if I'm going to attempt a beef stew today. Hm. Also, I finally caved and bought six months of paid lj time. So, uh, yay extra icons? Heh, that was really all I was interested in. I dunno, maybe I'll fiddle around with my layout.

Anyway, my creepy lj-lurking has found me a meme!

List the first five OTPs that come into your head.
1. Peter/Claude
2. Maj. West/Mirror!Wendy
3. Wash/Zoe
4. Alice/Hatter
5. Shawn/Lassiter


And answer some questions... )
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(Ooh, the sky's doing that thing you only see in summer when everything gets tinged a really cool shade of pink/yellow/green. I love that.)

So, had a meeting with one of those temp agency guys today. We'll see if anything comes of that. I think it might, since I have a somewhat decent amount of experience now. The guy seemed fairly enthusiastic. Tomorrow I will definitely start looking at GRE study materials. I've been horrifically lazy to let it go this long. I will also go to the grocery store and buy actual ingredients for things. What things, I'm not sure, but I will.

Some feral anti-virus program has latched onto my computer. It keeps popping up with "ZOMFG YOU'VE BEEN INFECTED REGISTER NOW" messages that I'm really hoping will stop if I click "GO AWAY, FFS" enough. For now I've just got my Task Manager up to zap the messages that way.

I don't normally stay up for it- so much easier to dash over to the website to see the latest episode- but I do want to see if The Daily Show has anything cool to say about the awesome news on Prop 8.

Hm, I wanted to have more fun things to talk about, but.. yeah. Oh hey, Rifftrax is doing another live show on the nineteenth! Reefer Madness, the colorized version. So, yeah, that'll be cool. Also, completely at random today while I was working on cover art for a song mix I'm putting together, I found "Shalala" by Martin McFaul. It's a pretty darn cool song you can go here to download. If his whole album is like that, I might not be able to resist buying it.

*sigh* I shouldn't, since it will probably interfere with those grandiose GRE and grocery plans I have for tomorrow, but my fic-writing brain feels like it's been stagnating since finishing the bigboom fic, so...

Give me a prompt for a five-sentence fic.

Thanks kindly! Now I gotta run and see if the TV's free for Burn Notice.

ETA: Name your five favorite evil characters. Heh, I see what you did there, fannish5. No spoilers. )
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*sigh* So, looks like if I want to listen to music in the car through my iPhone, I'm going to have to get this update taken off somehow. How can I do that? Dunno. Can I do that? Dunno. Will I also have to take the update off my iTunes account, and if so how would I do that? Double dunno. If I do, will a message from iTunes saying there's an update available pop up every time I plug it into my laptop? Seems likely. But will I be able to charge my iPhone from places other than my laptop or the wall socket? Yes. Will I be able to once again use the alarm clock radio that's only two years old? Double yes.

Oy. You know, I was really hoping it wasn't wishful thinking to suppose that Apple would consult with the companies that make accessories for its products before releasing a big update that makes those accessories incompatible with those products, but... yeah. Boy the world is stupid place sometimes.

Anyway, moving on. Now that the bigboom fic is finished, I get to do a couple memes! Oh memes, how I missed you!

Name the five sweetest fictional characters.

Some folks that make me go 'd'awww.' Also, a spoiler for Lost. )


And an audience-participation meme:

Choose one of my stories and I will do a commentary on it.

Also, [livejournal.com profile] fadeintodawn and I are going to see The Swell Season tomorrow night! For those who don't know, that's the band in the movie Once. I'm pretty jazzed about it. Should be a good time. And it'll be my first concert since Virgin Fest back in, like, 2006. I've never even been to a concert with just one band before (or I guess two if there's an opening act), unless you count the time I saw Governor Martin O'Malley perform with his band back when he was mayor of Baltimore. I don't think that counts when you don't even know the performer is going to be there.
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I think I'd like to fill some recovery time with a little meme-fic writing.

Give me (at least) two characters from different fandoms that you know I'm familiar with and I'll give you a dialogue happening between the two of them. Without justifying how the crossover would work, how their worlds clashed, or how they could even meet each other. Just a silly crossover conversation with no backstory, for fun.

Thanks for any prompts. Now I'll be back later- I've got My Name is Bruce waiting for me on the DVR. That's one thing this enforced couch potato lifestyle has been good for: watching movies I've always meant to get around to watching. So far I've seen Doctor Strangelove or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (I might've been a little too medicated at the time to really appreciate that one) and Psycho (pretty good, though I have to wonder what my opinion would've been had I not known the big twist).

P.S. Apparently Amazon's selling The Middleman: The Collected Series Indispensability for only thirteen bucks and change! I should always be saving money, of course, but... I think that might be too good to pass up.
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I'm watching about six very adorable deer eat corn out of the container my stepdad likes to put out in the backyard. He entertains dreams of hand-feeding them one day. All I can think is that those same deer are going to make a mess of the garden in a few weeks.

Anyway, I've gotten a good group of questions for my fifteen characters meme, so here are my answers. They come in the following categories: funny, interesting, and OW MY BRAIN.

rionaleonhart's questions )

visiblemarket's questions )

englishmuffin2's questions )
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I've been doing a lot of research on local companies recently, and that has involved going through a list of all the companies on CareerBuilder (argh). So far, I've come across some really interesting ones:

1. GenCorp- "I leave for ten minutes and Evil Co. is in shambles!" Actually, I'm not sure if I should be surprised or not that there's a company called the same thing as the antagonistic corporation from Time Chasers.
2. Alpha & Omega Publishing- Somehow the fact that it would be a Christian publishing company run by two crazy composite Actives makes it even better.
3. ASCAP- "We're agents Boetticher and Kennedy from American Shrimp and Crab Amalgamated Processors. Law enforcement branch." You know, I always thought MM saying they don't use the acronym for copyright reasons was a joke because ASCAP sounds like "ass cap," but it turns out ASCAP also stands for the American Society of Composers, Authors, & Publishers, sooo...

ETA: Lost tonight! Oh boy! [livejournal.com profile] fadeintodawn, [livejournal.com profile] gelatinous_goat, I know it won't be the same as when we were all hanging out in the common room, but if you guys happen to be on the computer tonight and want to watch it with me, I think we could do a great pseudo discussion post.

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