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A brief intro post, following this friending meme.

1. I'm French. Mostly this shows up when I talk about the stuff I read in French and my complete inability to wish luck on anyone.

2. I currently have a most terrible case of the Star Wars, so that's where most of my fannish energy is going these days. Both here and in general, I tend to be very into gen and plot, but I'll ship pretty much anything and everything. My favourite thing is friendship fic and I really like taking odd/ridiculous concepts and making them work.

3. I write.[Unknown LJ tag] is my Ao3 username. I also write original fiction novels (sf/f).

4. I mod two fannish exchanges ([community profile] nightonficmountain and [community profile] history_exchange ). I have ideas for other fannish challenges.

5. I love history A LOT. My longest running OTP is either Hannibal Barca/Scipio Africanus (Second Punic War) or Yoko Tsuno/Khany (French comics). Currently I'm thinking a lot about the Paris Commune.

6. I like comics a lot. I use comics to mean the medium, not just superheroes, although do like those too.

7. Folklore and mythology are awesome. (I feel like I should point out upfront that I grew up with a different Arthurian tradition than the Anglophone one.)

8. I draw. I rarely post about it, but I do it daily.

Yup. That's me.

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Via various people

Let's start 2017 off in a positive way with a Pay It Forward meme. The first 6 people to comment (and more if I can manage it) will receive a surprise from me at some point in 2017 - anything from a book, a ticket, something home-grown or made, a postcard, absolutely any surprise! It will happen when the mood comes over me and I find something that I believe would suit you and make you happy.

(If you don't like surprises and would rather have something off a wishlist and/or some warning, let me know in your comment. The goal is to make you happy.)

If you can, post this in your own journal and pay it forward. Let's do more kind and loving things for each other in 2017, without any reason other than to make each other smile and show that we think of each other.

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I had a post I've been meaning to write for a while and I thought today might be when I write it, but my war wound is acting up -- okay so it's the other knee, which it usually is, so I'm starting to think that when I busted my knee, lo these many years ago when crossing the Alps to march on Rome, I actually fixed that knee.

Have a meme I saw around tumblr instead.

Guys, I’m sure I have a reputation somewhere in this fandom: So what is it?
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This is my life

CAnnot brain, have fic meme

Via [personal profile] muccamukk .

(My fic is over here on archiveofourown.)

1. How did you come up with the title to [insert fic]?
2. Any of your stories inspired by personal experience?
3. What character do you identify with most?
4. Is there a song or a playlist to associate with [insert fic]?
5. If you wrote a sequel to [insert fic], what would it be about?
6. Care to share a favorite hurt/comfort fic?
7. Care to share a favorite crack fic?
8. How would you describe your style?
9. Do you have a guilty pleasure in fic (reading or writing)?
10. Write or describe an alternative ending to [insert fic].
11. What's the angstiest idea you've ever come up with?
12. What's the weirdest AU you've ever come up with?
13. Got any premises on the back burner that you'd care to share?
14. Is there a fic you wish someone else would write (or finish) for you?
15. How do you begin a story--with the plot, or the characters?
16. Are you what George R. R. Martin would call an "architect" or a "gardener"? (How much do you plan in advance, versus letting the story unfold as you go?)
17. Do you have any discarded scenes/storylines/projects?
18. Are there any writers (fanfic or otherwise) you consider an influence?
19. Any fandom tropes you can't resist?
20. Any fandom tropes you can't stand?
21. A pairing you might like to write for, but haven't tried yet.
22. A secondary (or underrated) character you want to see more of in fic?
23. Do you like more general prompts, or more specific ones?
24. A character you enjoy making suffer.
25. A character you want to protect.
26. Major character death--do you ever write/read it? Is there a character whose death you can't tolerate? This entry was originally posted at http://dhampyresa.dreamwidth.org/149121.html and has comment count unavailable comments over there.

April fishes!

Are poissons d'avril ("April fishes") a thing in any non-France places? What about the bells of Easter (cloches de Pâques)?

I have more than 0 but less than 97 works in the Bad Bang V collection. Feel free to try and guess which one(s) are mine.

Writing meme? Writing meme!

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(I kind of want to answer all of these, lmao.)

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Fandom Snowflake Days 11 to 15

Day 11

In your own space, make a list of at least 3 things that you like about yourself. Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your post if you feel comfortable doing so.

1. I write pretty well, if I do say so myself. I've got proper verbs and nounds and whatnots. (Also, plots.)
2. I'm a pretty good artist, not that you'd necessarily know it from this journal.
3. I think my presence in fandom is more positive than negative. I am ~A Force For Good~.

Day 12

What makes you fannish? And by that we mean, what is it about a tv show/movie/book/band/podcast/etc that takes you from, "Yeah, I like that," to "I need MOAR!!!" Is it a character? A plotline? The pretty? Subtext that’s just screaming to be acknowledged?

In your own space, tell us what it is that gets you to cross that line into fandom. Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your post if you feel comfortable doing so.

I think what leads to me being fannish is having some sort of fanfiction hook. As much as I love something, if I have no idea what kind of story I could write about it, I'm not fannish. I might read fic, but I wouldn't call myself fannish.

My ideas for fic tend to the close to canon (canon-compliant and canon-divergent both). Some of it is also pretty crack-y, but my mind pretty much never jumps to complete AUs right away.

Day 13

In your own space, post a rec for at least three fanworks that you did not create. Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your post if you feel comfortable doing so.

Last three fics I commented on should do it, yes?

The Story of Finn (25928 words) by LullabyKnell
Chapters: 7/7
Fandom: Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens (2015)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Original Characters, Original Female Character(s), Original Male Character(s), Stormtrooper Character(s)
Additional Tags: Finn is the Hero of the Stormtroopers, Stormtrooper Culture, Stormtroopers are people, Storytelling, Rumors, Rebellion, Families of Choice, Spoilers
Summary: The story they hear is that of FN-2187.

He's a defector – a traitor to the First Order. He's not the first, nor will he be the last, and the First Order expects to retrieve him and end him quickly.

But that's not what happens.

The only thing Stormtroopers own are stories.

Outside the Lines (2355 words) by BethCGPhoenix
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Hamilton - Miranda
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Thomas Jefferson, Aaron Burr, James Madison, Alexander Hamilton
Additional Tags: Yuletide 2015, Yuletide Treat, Metafiction, Musicals
Summary: Burr’s always been a little creepy, in Thomas’s so-humble opinion. It’s not just because he’d rather answer a song with a smile instead of a rhyme; he’s always got this look on his face like he knows something you don’t, like he’s looking straight past you to a future you. Those times Washington starts going on about history having its eyes on you, while Burr’s back there practically boring holes in his skull? Yeah.

Guess that’s what the Cabinet gets for hanging around with a narrator, though. They’re all like that.

the ultimate test of cerebral fitness (4000 words) by psychomachia
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Chess (Board Game)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Summary: As I lay broken and bleeding on the battlefield, I began to wonder about the meaning of it all. I mean, what are we actually fighting for? Are we always destined to lose in some cosmic game? Why do the sides have to be different colors? Why can't the Biskups just be able to hook up for once without the world ending?

Which reminds me that I need to finish commenting on yuletide fics and do a rec post.

Day 14

In your own space, share your love for something fannish: a trope, cliché, kink, motif, theme, format, or fandom.

Exchanges! I love exchanges a whole lot. (You can tell because I run two: [community profile] nightonficmountain and[community profile] history_exchange . They'll both be running this year, fyi.)

Sometimes I feel like exchanges are fandom in its purest form: you're creating something for the sole purpose of making someone happy. (If you're familiar with Agent of Asgard, I was a gigantic sap about this all over Lies told by firelight.)

Idk. I just like making people happy.

Day 15

In your own space, talk about what you're taking away from this challenge. Did you learn something? Did you interact with new people? Or did you try out different fandoms or formats or relationships? What's changed between Day 1 and Day 15 of this challenge? Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your post if you feel comfortable doing so.

It reminded me I need to get better at commenting on fic. It's not specifically related to this challenge, but I have to say I hate when people start to tell other people How To Do FandomTM. Just ship and let ship, ffs.

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