Short and sweet (perhaps), since it’s nearly bedtime, and I’m not going to let the fact that I’m completely random today deter me from my MARCH MADNESS. (It is not I who am crazy, it is I who am MAD!!!!!)
(Points to those of you who get the quote.)
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So, it’s Saturday, and I don’t have much personally to do, because I am still trying to Plan for the Month (especially since this month has bonus Japanese Exchange Student Boarding Realness added to it). Also, I need Herself (aka the Teenager) to finish all the homework, so I can enlist her strength and agility in excavating the sewing room (so there’s enough room for the Japanese Exchange Student (JES) to actually sleep in the room for 8 days). Since it’s most of the way through Saturday at this point, I don’t see us getting to the room excavation today– she’s not even started homework yet.
But I digress.
I caught up on some fanfic today– reading, not writing, I still have several stories in the hopper but I’m stuck on all of them, so this blog entry is the closest I’m getting to writing anything today. Between fanfic reading, Facebook wall posts, and other media (mostly Animaniacs) that I’ve exposed myself to this week, I have come up with five inspired fanfic ideas that are yours for the taking. (Credit for the idea nice but not mandatory.) I’m offering these brilliant inspirations to you, instead of planting them and watching them grow out of my own imagination because– well, like I said, I got a couple stories already going. Besides, I got a book to work on.
You ready? Get that copy-and-paste function ready to go (control-c, because you couldn’t be on a Mac… could you?), because you will want to save these gems.
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Gah, I need a cleaning service in here! Where did all this dust come from? *achoo*
Been awhile, innt? (Oh, look, I’m so terribly cool, I’m writing in dialect.)
I’ve been thinking, I have, and I have come to the conclusion that there’s no better way to jumpstart the writing mojo than to make a blog post a day for a whole month. Madness, I tell you! Madness! I am especially mad, considering how the last time I attempted it went so well. (Careful observers will note it took me 15 months to complete a month-long meme.)
Nevertheless, I thought what the hell, let’s see what happens this time. All of time and space, everything that ever happened or ever will. Where do you want to start? I have an idea! Let’s start with the upcoming episodes! Read on »
Great Kroll in a bucket with mayo– it’s taken me forever to get to the end of this meme. (It has also taken me a long time to get around to updating this thingie, too, but we will not go there, if you value your sanity.) So, to tie up loose ends quickly– and because for two of the days remaining, I really have to remain neutral– I’m going to do the Cliff Notes version of the rest of the meme. Then the plate will be clear, and we can carry on to dessert.
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As much as I’ve enjoyed the past two series of Doctor Who, I’ve not experienced the same emotional punch that various aspects of the RTD era delivered. There’s been no “Sarah seeing the TARDIS for the first time” or “Yvonne being converted” or “Donna fighting to keep her memories” kind of moment in Moffatland. Emotions have become secondary in a way– the reaction to the impact gets shuffled off screen (although sometimes pop up when convenient for storytelling, as in “12 years” and “where is my wife?”). This kind of storytelling is great for generating good fan fiction but lousy for providing an emotionally satisfying closure for the casual viewer.
I’ve adjusted, though, and accepted less emotional realism in exchange for all the wibbly-wobbly timey-whimeyness. Needless to say, I surprised myself by watching the climax of “The Doctor, The Widow and the Wardrobe” with tears running down my face– tears of empathy, certainly, and tears of joy.
And yes, you’re going to have to read on past the cut to know what I mean.
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Oh, yeah, I’m making this obvious again. Why wouldn’t I choose one of my own You Tube offerings? I thought about offering you the The Seven-Minute Revenge of the Pepperpots, which of course I adore since I wrote and animated it– but what I really enjoy still to this day–even more than The Six-Minute Holiday is The Six-Minute Guide to Fanwank. (I would so love to make a sequel, using the Sixth Doctor and Peri to illustrate all the New Series Fanwank….)