ride_4ever: (Keep Calm and Write Fic)
The meme that's the first lines from your last twenty fics (gakked from [personal profile] exbex).

If you were a shape you would be a perfect arrow. When he walked to Wilby Watch he went to find men who were there to find men. "Wrists together, Ray...thank you kindly," says Fraser, world's most polite dom. Let's kiss in Canada. Ray keeps his poetry on the inside and that's another one of those things he hides.
Kowalski really wishes he hadn’t mixed the two IPA’s at the conference: International Police Association and India Pale Ale -- like Fraser’s tongue and electricity -- were not a good mix. “There’s good Goats and bad Goats, but there’s no Goat like the Billy Goat Curse.” City fit and a lot to say about it,
not yet Arctic fit and saying even more. On Ray’s first birthday, the Vecchio family gathered around and sang “Tanti auguri a te, tanti auguri a te, tanti auguri Raimondo, tanti auguri a te”. Traversing the ice fields, Ray thinks of Fraser's smile. According to the Illinois Criminal Code 720 ILCS 5/3-5, 5/3-6, 5/3-7, there is no statute of limitations for first degree murder, attempt to commit first degree murder, second degree murder, involuntary manslaughter, reckless homicide, leaving the scene of a motor vehicle accident involving death or personal injuries, failing to give information and render aid under the Illinois Vehicle Code, concealment of homicidal death, treason, arson, forgery, child pornography, or certain specified sexual conduct crimes in which DNA evidence is entered into a DNA database. When a half-wolf lives in the city, he becomes more doggish and less wolfish, snacks on goldfish and stolen pastries -- scorns the hunt. "S” could be Stanley, “S” could be “Stalker”.
White like a blank slate, this cold heaven where the ice promises pristine preservation. Not dog nor wolf – something of both. Come all ye fellow wolves, and prick forward your ears as a ballad I howl that spans many wolf years. Your Las Vegas life is like dry ice, burns you cold -- cold like the Vegas desert at night -- deadly cold -- deadly cold like you are now. April here in Chicago, where everything around me is bursting with a life I don’t feel. Raven-haired robber has plans for the blonde lawyer – date but not court date. It's the second hour of an evening stake-out marked by relentless rain and high winds.
ride_4ever: (I Heart My Flist)
THIRTY DAYS OF FANDOM MEME gakked from [personal profile] kate via [personal profile] china_shop. Every time I see a meme where I think "hmmm, some time I'll do that" I fail at noting the details and then it's lost to me. I'm not doing all of this meme right now, but I'm blogging the details for future reference and for anyone on my flist who wants to pick up on it.

1 – How did you first get into writing fanfic, and what was the first fandom you wrote for? What do you think it was about that fandom that pulled you in?
2 – Name the fandoms you've written in, and how much you've written in that fandom, and if you still write in it.
3 – For each of the fandoms from day two, what were your favorite characters to write?
4 – Do you have a "muse" character, that speaks to you more than others, or that tries to push their way in, even when the fic isn't about them? Who are they, and why did that character became your muse?
5 –If you have ever had a character try to push their way into a fic, whether your "muse" or not, what did you do about it?
6 – When you write, do you prefer writing male or female characters?
7 – Have you ever had a fic change your opinion of a character?
8 – Do you write OCs? And if so, what do you do to make certain they're not Mary Sues, and if not, explain your thoughts on OCs.
9 – Pairings – For each of the fandoms from day two, what are your three favorite pairings to write?
10 – Pairings – Have you ever gone outside your comfort zone and written a pairing you liked, but found you couldn't write, or a pairing you didn't like, and found you could?
11 – Genre – do you prefer certain genres of fic when you're writing? What kind do you tend to write most?
12 – Have you ever attempted an "adaptation" fic of a favorite book or movie but set in a different fandom?
13 – Do you prefer canon or fanon when you write? Has writing fanfic for a fandom changed the way you see some or even all of the original source material?
14 – Ratings – how high are you comfortable with going? Have you ever written higher? If you're comfortable with NC-17, have you ever been shocked by finding that the story you're writing is G-rated instead?
15 – Warnings – What do you feel it most important to warn for, and what's the strangest thing you've warned for in a fic?
16 – Summaries – Do you like them or hate them? How do you come up with them, if you use them?
17 – Titles – Are they the bane of your existence, or the easiest part of the fic? Also, if you do chaptered fic, do you give each chapter a title, or not?
18 – Where do you get the most inspiration for your fics (aka "bunnies") from?
19 – When you have bunnies, do you sit down and start writing right away, or do you write down the idea for further use?
20 – Do you ever get bunnied from other people's stories or art in the same fandom?
21 – Sequels – Have you ever written a sequel to a fic you wrote, and if so, why, and if not, how do you feel about sequels?
22 – Have you ever participated in a fest or a Big Bang? If so, write about your favorite experience in relation to one. If not, are there any you've thought about doing? And if not, why not?
23 – When you post, where do you post to? Just your journal? Just an archive? Your own personal site?
24 – Betaing – How many betas do you like to use to make sure there aren't any major flaws in your fic? Do you have a Beta horror story or dream story?
25 – Music – Do you listen to music while you write? Do you make playlists to get into a certain "mood" to write your fic? Do you need noise in general? Or do you need it completely quiet?
26 – What is the oddest (or funniest) thing you've had to research for a fic?
27 – Where is your favorite place to write, and do you write by hand or on the computer?
28 – Have you ever collaborated with anyone else, whether writing together, or having an artist work on a piece about your fic?
29 – What is your current project or projects?
30 – Do you have a favorite fic you've written? What makes it your favorite? And don't forget to give us a link!
ride_4ever: (Mamet - Men With Guns)
No,not an epic fail to pursue the 31 days of blogging meme. Rather, a deliberate cessation to ponder the significance of being misread in the course of a casual entry made (and now deleted) to fill one of those 31 days with a passing notion that I wouldn't have even mentioned under non-meme circumstances. Better to be deleted than to be misunderstood.
ride_4ever: (Partnership is like a marriage)
Today I wanted to quote from [personal profile] cesperanza on her topic "musings on fandom, friends, and creativity," but such is the awesomeness of ces that I really don't want to edit out a single word of it, so go read for yourselves : http://cesperanza.livejournal.com/311510.html

(And, ces, if you're reading me, here's a reminder that we still have that Canadian ale thing to do together....)
ride_4ever: (Canada sex animated)
Today's blog is for pimping a challenge : if this sounds like a thing that could be YOUR thing, check out the current "Canadian Blowjob Day Challenge" at http://ds-noticeboard.livejournal.com/1607148.html
ride_4ever: (How Like An Angel)
Happy Rosh Hashanah! L'shanah tovah! In honor of Erev Rosh Hashanah, here is kass's SGA Yeshiva AU : A Narrow Bridge http://trickster.org/kass/narrowbridge.html

I had the great pleasure of meeting [personal profile] kass at VividCon last month, discussing the writing of fic wherein characters who are not canonically Jewish ARE Jewish in the fic (as in my own rabbi!Fraser fic WIP, currently being co-written with [personal profile] butterflyghost).
ride_4ever: (Fraser yays)
Today is the birthday of [profile] demon_bride, a day of such import that I'm making this pronouncement my sole post for today.
ride_4ever: (Muses Are Busy)
Community pimping for daysofawesome the annual Jewish characters ficathon : http://daysofawesome.livejournal.com/ . Characters do not have to be canonically Jewish, but there must be Jewish characters in the fic.

L'shanah tovah!
ride_4ever: (Fraser yays)
Flailing about the Wrangulator'verse on AO3!

Here's what Fanlore says about Wrangulator : "The Wrangulator is an imaginary steampunk-inspired machine in which the AO3's tag wrangling team works. The universe was originally imagined in Campfire chat discussions, then established by jinjur in Forma, a tag wrangler RPF fic. Other tag wranglers quickly added stories to the Wrangulator'verse. Black Samvara created fanart of the Wrangulator in quiddity. Awils1 created corresponding RPF that featured the members of the Support team, set in the same timeframe."

For works tagged Wrangulator'verse in AO3, see : http://archiveofourown.org/tags/wrangulatorverse/works
ride_4ever: (Mamet - Men With Guns)
The day two blog post has been deleted for reasons that don't need exploring at this juncture.
ride_4ever: (RayK reading is hot)
Many of y'all have been doing the 31 days of blogging meme for August...well, blame it on one of those glitches in the space-time continuum, but I'm starting it on August 30 and going to September 30 for my 31 days of blogging. I I was just thinking about having attended my first VividCon earlier this month -- more awesomeness than I'm going to get into in one post -- but for today I'm going to make mention of having met Kandy Fong, "the mother of fanvids". Check this out : "Celebrating Kandy Fong : Founder of Fannish Music Videos" at http://mediacommons.futureofthebook.org/imr/2007/11/19/celebrating-kandy-fong-founder-of-fannish-music-video ; it includes Kandy's Star Trek slideshow that's considered to be the first-ever example of fannishly combining music with found footage.
ride_4ever: (CKR reading is hot)

I got this meme from [personal profile] seascribe  who got it from [personal profile] muccamukk . (Some of my long sentences they are loooong!) Here goes :

  1. Oh yeah, let's give it to the polack Kowalski, Mr. Blue-Eyed Blond...helluva job...thanks for that.

  2.  A multitude of candles could not dispel my darkness, not when she was with me and not now, but one ray of light could do it.

  3.  Hey Frase, surprised that I'm writing to you?

  4.  After Ray and I ended our Quest, I had been assigned to the Detachment of my father’s old partner, Buck Frobisher, where more often   than not the hazards of duty were no greater than the usual challenges of survival in the Northwest Territories…along with the hazards of exposure to Sergeant Frobisher’s signature dish of moose hock rolled in wild boar tongue and covered with gorgonzola cheese. 

  5.  I was high in the sky, more ways than one…bitch drugged me and took me on a private plane outta Chicago.

  6.  I’m fumbling my apartment door open with my arms full of laundry when someone suddenly steps in close behind me, and there’s a jab in my right bicep like someone using my Champion tat as a bull’s-eye.

  7.  Shielding their escalating argument from the scrutiny it would attract in the 2-7’s bullpen, Fraser and Kowalski take their dispute to the supply closet. 

  8.  The look of him was like red roses in the snow, miracle flowers.

  9.  My acute hearing informs me that the lock on the Consulate’s front door has just been slipped open with a credit card – Ray, no doubt.

10.  Some light reading for relaxation near bedtime -- Fraser reading "The Chicago Manual of Style".

11.  "That's one dark story," I say to you with a laugh when you try to make light of it all.

12.  Fraser sure took it to heart, what I said that time he was singing back-up for the country-western singer chick, when I said he "danced like a stick" and I said "c'mon, Fraser, do something, move"...'cause when the Lieu gave us this undercover gig at the dance club, Fraser went and did WAY TOO MUCH homework for it, and now he's showin' it all off on the dance floor, makin' like "the history of dance" : folk, ballet, jazz, tap, hip-hop...ancient stuff to modern stuff...and he's doin' it without a dance-partner and gettin' quite an audience.

13.  I wake as the air cools, the fire burning lower in the cabin's fireplace, my paws still twitching from hunting doughnuts in my dreams.

14.  Being undercover leaves you feeling empty on a diet of this strange place, Las Vegas.

15.  Lady Shoes – Denny Scarpa -- got into Fraser’s long johns…I mean, she was wearing Fraser’s long johns...and just the thought of getting into Fraser’s long johns was enough to make me feel jealous and talk stupid.

16.  “And now,” declared the MC of the Chicago Police Union’s annual talent show, “we have ‘Cops Gone Country’…Detectives Jack Huey and Tom Dewey.”

17.  We chase the malfeasant over rooftops, Ray and I.

18.  So dark a night I can walk nearly invisible, so hot a night I know I'm far from home.

19.  “Have you ever wondered why those days exist, Fraser?”

20.  “Bleeding blue”…they say that’s what true cops do.

21.  “Sing for me, Frase?”
ride_4ever: (CKR reading is hot)

Well, it took me a little while, but I did finally post to[personal profile] kouredios 's friending meme at http://kouredios.dreamwidth.org/226094.html . I'm # 2652 and the first one on page 16. Here's a copy of my post :
Date: 2013-01-10 09:57 pm (UTC)
ride_4ever: (My fandom licks things)
From: [personal profile] ride_4ever
1. name : On DW and LJ, I'm ride_4ever. On AO3, I'm Ride_Forever.
2. age(ish) : 50(ish)
3. primary fandoms : due South ; C6D - Canadian Six Degrees
4. other stuff you're into, but maybe don't blog about (unless you find more people who'd want to hear about it) : tattoos (I have three and will be getting a fourth next month) ; librarianship
5. non-fannish interests : boardgaming IRL ; theological history (the subject in which I got my degree) ; bento boxes and maneki nekos
6. my journal reads like...recs for works in my fandoms, pimping comms to which I belong , self-pimping my dS and C6D fics, squee about fancons, things of a Canadian nature that I think will amuse my f-list
7. f-list turnoffs : I'm just about unsquickable and triggerless, so there's nothing I'm "afraid" of seeing. What I don't like to see is anyone saying that someone else's kink or OTP is "wrong" just because it's not that person's kink or OTP.


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