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It only took me an entire month to finish this, but here's the letter meme results from when [personal profile] randomling gave me r!

Something I hate: Risk - The board game, that is. I love board games in general, but a lot of the old Parker Brothers style games are simplistic, and this one is especially jarring to me with how poorly designed and balanced it is between players, especially when compared to more recent games that are being made.

Something I love: Rockets - Aside from being fascinating to study how they work, in terms of physics, and being the field that I want to work in eventually, there's a sort of mystique associated with rockets. They symbolize scientific progress and science fiction; heck, the Hugo award is shaped like a rocket.

Somewhere I've been: Round Valley Reservoir - Pretty much everything in Central New Jersey is named Raritan, so there were any number of options available to me. I wanted to go with someplace a bit less generic though, and Round Valley is one of my favorite parks to visit; I usually manage to get out there at least a couple of times every year.

Somewhere I'd like to go: Rapa Nui - Or, as most people call it, Easter Island. This place has amazing history, with the fact that it's inhabited despite being so remote. On top of that, the weather sounds amazing; I love hot weather, and not only is it a tropical location but also out of the path of all hurricanes and other major storms. And the moai are one of the most distinctive pieces of sculpture and something I really want to see.

Someone I know: Ronnie - One of my friends and roommates from college, and the only person who's wedding I've been in (so far).

A film I like: Real Genius - I love science fiction and fantasy in general, and I love 80's films. And aside from being a great science fiction film that is basically the platonic ideal of the 80's film, I love the fact that this movie is all about engineers stopping the military industrial complex, rather than soldiers fighting unspeakable horrors. How it's about construction and building new things, rather than death and destruction. How it's a coming of age, and about making your own choices.
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It's a meme!

When you see this, share lines from 3 random WIPs.

1) This is from The Revolution Will Not Be Televised, the eternal WIP that I have given up hope of finishing anytime in the foreseeable future, and is the fic that I had in mind from the conversation in #yulechat that inspired [community profile] occupyfandom.
People keep calling fanfiction "amateur" as if it's an insult. Amateur and professional don't refer to the quality of a work though. They speak to the motivation. Amateur literally means "lover". Professionals write for money and for fame. And because of that, professionals are a lot more consistent in terms of quality. Professionals depend on their writing to make a living, which is why you get the one-book-a-year-every-year, soulless, formulaic, Nicholas Sparks cookie cutter novels from professionals. But both the very worst and the very best of writing comes from amateurs. Amateurs don't always have the talent, or the editing to write well, and when they don't, their works fall short, but when they do, they write the best stories you will ever read. Because the one thing that amateurs always have is passion. Of course they have passion; they're amateurs. Amateurs do it for love. Being an amateur isn't something to be ashamed of; we should be embracing that fact.
2) This is from Assemble and Accelerate, a street racing AU for the Avengers I actually have hopes of finishing sometime soon.
Natasha drove on sheer nerve and reflex. She would race right up on the bumpers of the cars in front of her and change lanes instead of decelerating, she would throw her car headlong into gaps barely long enough to fit her Spyder through, she would drive straight into oncoming traffic and trust that the other drivers would get out of the way rather than cause a collision. She had the utter confidence and fearlessness of someone who knew all the potential dangers around her and had accepted those risks long ago.
3) And finally, Wizards of Waverly Place Justin/Alex fic, where Justin is turned into a girl, because reasons.

And she was cute, too. Not just her appearance, but the way she was moving; Justin's nervous and geeky body language translated into shy and adorable as a girl (Alex would never admit that Justin's new body was totally hot, even if she had to, because come on people, she was supposed to be the hot one in this family).

"Oh my," her mom said, stunned. "We simply have to go shopping! Come on, mija."

Well. This was certainly the fastest a plan has ever backfired on her. Oh well, she might as well tag along. A chance at new clothes plus a second chance to humiliate Justin, all in one day.
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Well, I tried to set up a Final Fantasy XIV beta account, and failed miserably after the beta signup section of the website refused to acknowledge my account (despite being logged in on the page which redirected me to the beta sign up page, which, what, why do you even need me to sign in again if I'm already signed in, and how do you claim my account doesn't exist if I'm already signed in?).

So, instead, have a meme taken from [personal profile] musesfool:

Comment with the name of a ship from a fandom I know and I will tell you a bit about how each of the following whichever of the following scenarios you specify would go down for them:

Fake dating
Sexpollen/fuck or die/aliens made them do it
Secret kinks
Their first kiss
Meeting the parents
Moving in together
A crossover of my choice
An au of my choice
If you like, another trope/scenario of your choice

Ask away! I'm at least passingly familiar with most fandoms, so even if I haven't posted anything for a particular pairing (which, let's be honest, at this point is most fandoms, let alone pairings), I might ship it or at least be familiar with it and can give you something.
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Let's play a game! Here's a new meme.

In the comments below, give me the title of a book. Not a real book, one that doesn't exist. And I will respond with the plot summary of the book, as I see it.
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So there's this 15 characters meme going around, and I decided what the heck, time to get in on one of these things.

So go ahead, and give me questions! I'll post the list in like a week, if I actually get any.


I've got a hidden list of characters from various fandoms numbered 1-15, you give me scenarios/questions with combinations of characters (e.g. 1 and 5 walk into a bar, and get into a fight with 7. who wins?), hilarity ensues.