OuaT Meme

May. 10th, 2017 11:13 am
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I got tagged by the good folks on Tumblr and thought I'd crosspost :)


1. Who is your fave character and why?

I enjoy OuaT as an ensemble piece, because I think that each of the show’s characters is adding something unique to the mix. But, well, my favourite, yes, definitely Killian Jones /Hook. ;)

I guess could name all his qualities now, starting with the traits he displayed right from the start, such as his intelligence or the cocky way he kept his head high even when hopelessly overpowered or out-magicked.

But in the end, it all comes down to the stuff that unfolded later and made Killian one of the most ruthless, most uncompromising romantics I have ever seen on TV. Whatever dark places this pirate has been in (and I really don’t want to whitewash the fact that Killian butchered quite a number of innocents in his day), I figure he never really lost his innate sense of wonder, his sense for personal freedom (his own freedom as well as the freedom of others) and the ability to be touched and to truly, madly, deeply love against all odds.

2. Favourite recurring character? (Not a main character)

A close tie between Ruby and Whale. (I’m counting Cora as a villain, not as a recurring here, otherwise it would have been her.)

3. What was your favourite S1 moment?

That scene from 1.14 “Dreamy”, when Nova accidentally sprinkles a bit of fairy dust on the yet unhatched Dreamy’s egg. Pure magic. Sweet, symbolic, evocative, plus a lovely bit of world building.

4. Favourite overall moment?

Killian embracing Neal and making his peace with him in 3.15 “Quiet Minds”. Such a perfect episode, such an intense moment.

5. What is something you wish you could change?

Milah being thrown into the River of  Lost Souls.

6. If you could see more of a background character, who would it be?

Any of the dwarves. I just love the way they interact with each other and the sense of humour that they add to the show.

7. Who is a character you wish you could like but can’t?

Merlin. Nothing wrong with the character per se, but the actor who portrayed him always felt a bit bland to me. I figure, to convince me of the whole “young, pretty Merlin” concept, I would have needed someone like American Gods' Ricky Whittle. Mid thirties instead of mid twenties and pulling off  “charismatic” like whoah.

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Somewhere in a galaxy far, far away the good old "Name your top five OTPs" meme is making the rounds again. And as I've always wondered how I might answer this particular challenge, I thought, well let's give it a try.

My OTPs, though, might not be “true pairings” in the classical sense. While there are certainly quite a few canon and fanon relationships that I fancy, I’m afraid I’ve never been enough of a shipper to make the OPT concept work for me ;-)). Therefore I’d rather list my current top five cases of a broader, more abstract type of love, the kind that drives, nurtures and consoles people, or just defines a major part of their very essence:

Obi-Wan Kenobi/ The Force
Malcolm Reynolds/ Serenity (and the things that she represents)
Londo Mollari / Centauri Prime
Gaius Baltar/ Survival (a study in irony and absurdness)
Killian Jones/ the Sea
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Back from a wonderfully relaxing summer holiday in Thuringia (covering the historical cities of Erfurt and Weimar, followed by a week of hiking through the Thuringian forest).

Somehow I feel like having a bit of silly writing fun, so this meme spotted over at [livejournal.com profile] astrogirl2 's seems just about right *g*

1. Write down the names of 20 characters.
2. Allow other people to leave prompts!
3. Write a fic of fifteen words or less for every prompt, using the characters determined by the numbers. Do NOT read the prompts before you do step 1.

(E.G. 1 + 10 - at the Beach, or 5 + 6 - happy endings)

I have a list of 20. Gimme some prompts!

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Ages ago, there was this meme where you had to come up with one sentence mini ficlets. One fandom, various genres. I started writing, but never got around to posting, because I misplaced the sheet of paper containing the handwritten drafts.

Guess, what I've just found while clearing up my desk. So, here we go, better late than never. The fandom is Babylon Five.

Angst: Sometimes, when Thalia looks into a mirror, she is haunted by the dead girl that used to inhabit this very flesh.

AU: "Welcome to Babylon Five, Mr. Morden," Laurel Takashima said, "We've already been expecting your arrival."

Humor: Delenn looked at the state her husband had left the kitchen in, puzzled.

Crossover: Julian Bashir extended his hand, wondering whether this strange, unexpected colleague of his would be interested in exchanging notes on Alien diseases.

Death: Once he had spotted the Vorlon next to his bedside, his final moments were almost too much.


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TV meme as seen at [livejournal.com profile] selenak  's.

- Bold all of the following TV shows of which you've seen 3 or more episodes.
- Italicize a show if you're positive you've seen every episode.
- Asterisk * if you have at least one full season on tape or DVD
- If you want, add up to 3 additional shows (keep the list in alphabetical order).

Quite a lot of tv shows... ) .

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I already spotted this meme a couple of days ago over at [livejournal.com profile] kathyh 's and finally found the time to do it properly :-)

Lots of stuff about me and my journal... )

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From [personal profile] selenak 

Pick a character I've written and I will give and explain the top five ideas/concepts/etc I keep in mind while writing that character that I believe are essential to accurately depicting them.
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1. Leave a comment to this post.
2. If requested, I will give you a letter (feel free to comment if you've already had a letter from elsewhere or don't want one).
3. Post the names of five fictional characters whose names begin with that letter, and your thoughts on each. The characters can be from books, movies, or TV shows

[personal profile] selenak gave me an F of all possible letters.

Francesca Vecchio (DueSouth): Younger sister of Ray. Lively. Chaotic. Determined. A natural at driving even the calmest and most patient people completely nuts. Courageous, a dreamer. Very particular, somewhat over the top clothing style. Not exactly healthy attraction to Fraser, but otherwise suprisingly good judgement skills. The love-hate relationship she has with her brother runs rather deeply and is highly enjoyable to watch. Often brings out Ray's softer, protective side. Also: the actress in question, Ramona Milano rocks big time.

Fee Cleary (Thorn Birds, TV mini series): Mother of Meggie. Very calm, in a rather odd way extremely dignified, distant character. Her relationship with her children as well as with her husband seems to be overshadowed by inner struggle between diverging emotions. Bitterness. Resignation. Love. Jean Simmons portrays these subcurrents in a wonderful way.

Freder Fredersen (Metropolis): Okay, I'm not exactly the biggest fan of Metropolis, so my views on Freder might be rather biased. Well-meaning but naive, especially in his first couple of scenes. Actor Gustav Fröhlich makes this character appear strangely soft.

Fiona (Four Weddings and a Funeral): Sharp witted, somewhat cynical. I rather liked how she finally admitted her secret feelings for Hugh Grant's character, even though I had seen this revelation coming right from the start. Oh, and when I first saw the movie at our local cinema, I applauded when she got Prince Charles in the end! Kristin Scott Thomas is just fab in this role.

Frank Drebbin (The Naked Gun): Complex, angst-ridden, and haunted by a terrible and tragic past. Not. I think it suffices to say he was played by Leslie Nielsen ;-)
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Probably all over the place but first spotted at [personal profile] selenak 's.

First fandom I had self-insertion fantasies about: Phew, a rather close tie between ST: TNG and MacGyver I'd say, which I both watched religiously during my teenage days. I guess the only thing preventing me from writing it all down and publishing it somewhere is the fact that this was still the mid 1980s.

First fandom in which I interacted (online and in person) with other fans: In person: ST: TOS, at a way earlier age than most people do. Thanks to my dad, I had all the advantages and contacts that come with being the second generation fan and not the fannish pioneer of my family. My first online interaction with other fans took place sometime during the 1990s, X Files and also the absolutely fantastic German ER Mailing list.

Pairing in the first slash fanfiction I read: Highlander, Duncan MacLeod/Methos. While I wasn't quite convinced of the DM/M pairing, some of my favourite authors were, so I simply followed them wherever they chose to go, simply because the quality of their writing spoke for itself. I think that this reading experience of continuously dealing with a fannish reality that isn't quite mine has had a huge impact on my interest in alternative character interpretations, alternative perspectives.

First fanfiction I read that made me think, 'YES, this is exactly the kind of fanfiction I'd like to write...' :
The first one that hat this kind of impact on me? Well, that would be "Leap of Faith" , a full-blown novella length X Files/Quantum Leap crossover by Livengoo. It took me years to realize that no matter how much I might love novellas and other, lengthier pieces, my own, personal talent as a writer clearly lies with what I tend to call "short distance stories", seldom exceeding 1000 words.

Pairing in the first fanfiction I wrote: Well, to be honest, I fear my writing brain doesn't seem to work along the lines of pairings, however attractive or fascinating those might be. I'll gladly make use of an established canon or fanon relationship between characters once in a while, but that's not really what my stuff is about.

First OTP: Fraser/Thatcher, dueSouth.

First RPS/F OTP: I fear, I don't really have one, at least not in the conventional fannish sense.

First fannish friend I met in person: We are talking about online friends met in person, here, aren't we? Well that would definitely be [personal profile] selenak, followed by [personal profile] kathyh.

First character I formally roleplayed: Well, for about a year or so I was [livejournal.com profile] albert_campion over at Theatrical Muse.
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I saw this nice little meme when catching up with my f-list, and while it's rather old I think I've never done it myself before...

Fandoms as love interests, here we go... )
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* Reply to this post with ICON ME! and I will pick five of your icons.
* Make a post (including this info) and talk about the icons I chose.
* Other people can then comment to you and make their own posts.
* This will create a never ending cycle of icon glee...

[personal profile] selenak chose the following )
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Choose your genre show, answer the questions using episode titles from that show--if possible, don't repeat any.

Read more... )
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Go here. Keep refreshing until you've collected five quotes that really resonate with you, then post them to your journal.

You know, I think that if parents would spend less time worrying about what their kids watch on TV and more time worrying about what's going on in their kids' lives, this world would be a much better place.

Trey Parker and Matt Stone, South Park, Death, 1997

I think we ought always to entertain our opinions with some measure of doubt. I shouldn't wish people dogmatically to believe any philosophy, not even mine.

Bertrand Russell (1872 - 1970)

First things first, but not necessarily in that order.

Doctor Who

Chase after truth like hell and you'll free yourself, even though you never touch its coat-tails.

Clarence Darrow (1857 - 1938)

You try to give away what you want yourself.

Lois McMaster Bujold, "Memory", 1996

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A nice-looking character meme, as seen over at [livejournal.com profile] astrogirl2's:

Give me a character from any fandom you know I know and I will tell you:

a. My favourite thing about that character.
b. My least favourite thing about that character.
c. One person I would ship them with in their own verse.
d. One crossover ship for them I think would be neat.
e. One crossover universe for them I think would be even neater.
f. Their ship from hell :)
g. Their Song.
h. The title of their biography or autobiography.
i. The last bad dream they had.
j. How they're gonna shuffle off the mortal coil, if they haven't already :)
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Because having a look at the writing desks of [livejournal.com profile] joyful_molly and others made me want to share mine as well ...

Where there is a mug and a laptop there is home )

Cavendish undertaking certain emergency measures )

So his desk is looking like this ... )

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Having raised my head only here and there in the comments to other folks' entries lately, I thought this character meme I found at [livejournal.com profile] astrogirl2's would be just the thing to get back into the posting saddle again:

Name a character from one of my fandoms and I'll give you (a) three facts about them from my personal canon/fanon, (b) a reason he/she sucks, (c) a reason she/he is awesomecakes, (d) five things that never happened to that character or (e) five people that character never fell in love with and why. You pick the character. I pick the letter.

Oh, and I'm currently reading Feuchtwanger's The Lautensack Brothers which I am enjoying immensely for its superb, nuanced depiction of power dynamics, be it the interplay of politics, industry and art in the late Weimar Repuplic or the complex web of relations and dependencies between the characters. Feuchtwanger's rich, evocative and quite exuberant language is one of the best counter proofs to the good old "If you spot an adjective, kill it" rule that I've ever seen. Just like with Jew Suess and The Ugly Duchess, the other two Feuchtwanger novels that I have read, I am fascinated by the stylistic parallels between Feuchtwanger and some of my favourite Anglo-Saxon Modernist writers. As far as the literary representation of individual thought/consciousness goes, Feuchtwanger does what they do, and thus provides an impressive, at times quite creepy peek into the mind of his all too human, flaw-ridden and often also agenda-following characters.

As for my stance on the flagging issue
(which I would have missed completely if it hadn't been for my f-list): I'll boycott. Should I ever chose to make an artsy post about Rembrand's
Rape of Ganymede or to discuss the latest Nip/Tuck episode in all its glorious, clothes-reduced and quite graphic detail, I won't flag it. Nor will I under any circumstances flag the entries of others.
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Virus caught from [livejournal.com profile] uktechgirl and [livejournal.com profile] selenak *g*

When you see this post, quote from Doctor Who (classic or new series) on your LJ.

That's the trouble with regeneration. You never quite know what you're going to get.

(Fifth Doctor in "Castrovalva")

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Life on LJ seems rather quiet today. Not that many people around, so I really don't expect anyone to reply. However, I found this (admittedly somewhat shameless) meme much too interesting to ignore it, and would love to see it picked up by one or two of my friendly neighbourhood authors ;-)

Writing meme, spotted at [livejournal.com profile] fabu's:

01. Do I have a distinct style of writing?
02. If so, what exactly is it that defines my style?
03. Would you say my stories follow a certain theme?
04. Is there anything you feel I ought to improve or change?
05. Does my style (if I have one) remind you of anyone else?
06. Judging from whatever writing of mine that you've seen, what do you think is/are my strength(s)?
07. What do you think are my weaknesses?

Feel free to pick and choose which ones to answer, if you don't want to answer them all.
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Browsing my f-list I noticed that somewhere across the Atlantic there must be 'National Poetry Month' again. So here is one of my personal favourites to support and encourage the random posting of beauty :-)

Rainer Maria Rilke, Die Erblindende )

Woman Going Blind by Rainer Maria Rilke )
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As various forms of introductory games and 'Getting to Know You' posts seem to be making the round at the moment, here is a particularly cute meme I adopted from [livejournal.com profile] selenak...

Comment and I will:

1) Tell you why I friended you.
2) Associate you with a song/film.
3) Tell a random fact about you.
4) Tell a first memory about you.
5) Associate you with a character/pairing.
6) Ask something I've always wanted to know about you.
7) Show you my favourite user pic of yours.
8) In retort, you must spread this disease in your LJ.


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