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Those of you who've completed the Winter Bingo have been waiting patiently, and we'd like to see what you've come up with so we can award prizes. Link your Drabble post and let us know if you've done an entire card or a line, as well as whether you completed the Cupid Challenge for an extra entry! Post your entries by April 30th; winners will be announced on May 1st!


Twosday Tuesday

Only two? This may take some thinking to narrow it down, I have my fathers to thank for that, one father in particular who loves to meddle and is also a bit of a prankster. When they were designing me he decided to add a bit more to the mix, because the DNA of six people wasn’t enough.

Thanks to him I could never play murder in the dark, and hide and seek was difficult. Well you try hiding when your skin glows. Also, makes covert missions a tad complicated but then, when are they ever simple?

Or maybe the markings on my back, people tell me they are very fetching, that they have a natural elegance. I’m just relieved I didn’t end up having fur, as is, I just have the markings of tiger stripes stronger down my back, but also more faintly on my legs and arms.
Then there are my eyes with their golden glow, even if I pretend you’re not annoying me my eyes give it away. Not to mention that damn third eyelid, or to give it it’s scientific name my nictitating membrane, that spooks people the first time they see it.

Should I go on? Freaky enough? Yet, I can blend in with you all and you would probably not even notice me, I’ve mastered the art of not being noticed. You master that skill when your most useful talent is your strong survival instinct.


Twosday Tuesday

Humans are designed to a certain level of symmetry: two eyes, two ears, two hands, two feet... This means that asymmetrical features tend to stand out. Give us two examples of things that make you stand out from the others.


Munday Monday

What do you feel is the biggest obstacle for you when it comes to getting into character for your creations?


Roleplay Sunday

Everyone needs to unwind sometime. Tag a post with RP and find a way for you and others to relax and have some fun. Saving the universe can wait... Right?


Quotation Saturday

Today's quote: "I have found adventure in flying, in world travel, in business, and even close at hand... Adventure is a state of mind - and spirit." Respond in whatever way suits your character(s).

List It Friday: Dude, Remember That Time...

Today's List It Friday is brought to you by the human inclination to recount amazing... and embarrassing things. Especially at parties in front of other people who you might not want details shared to. As such, we're asking for:

Three events or stories that you recount to others in order to impress and/or amuse them - not necessarily stories about you, mind you... ("Dude, tell them the story about the guy who thought 'negotiation' meant 'kick open a door to a roomful of heavily armed people with guns who just shot through the door a minute ago'!")


One event or story about you that you really wish others would stop telling... really, really, REALLY wish others would stop telling, usually because they're embarrassing or annoying to you personally. ("No, you don't want to know about the trip to Mexico. And if they ever end up there again I'm leaving them there.")


Thursday Drabble: Never Say Die

Death is a touchy subject for many people. In the days of the Comic Code, and throughout much of Disney's career, the word was anathema, and even showing someone dying was forbidden. Even today, it's hard to talk about death sometimes.

Of course, that doesn't stop us from asking you for today's 100 word drabble subject: write a drabble about a character talking about death, without saying it.

Graphic Wednesday: This Is How We Roll

Whew. So, you might've already heard that we've been working on a side project that has gotten a lot of attention. So with this in mind, how do you roll?

Me... Well, as the saying goes:

I roll twenties.

So how do you roll?

Monday Munday

March 23, 2015 - How much do you plan your larger works? Are you an outliner, a seat-of-your-pantser, or somewhere in between?


I'm probably more on the seat-of-my-pants end of the spectrum. When I outline it tends to look something like this:

Masquerade, jealous, gag

Hah, yeah. This is the outline for Chapter 8 of my Holodeck story. Tiny as it is, it's actually enough to bring forth all the varied plans and thoughts I've mulled over in my head for this particular chap. Like how Jim and Bones are going to meet at a party, the color and shape of their masks, a brief stint of mistaken identity, the confrontation, Bones' arm against Jim's throat, the breathlessness in Jim's chest mixed with the dizzying realization that he kind of likes it when Bones manhandles him, etc...

I don't like to outline on paper. I find my ideas change too rapidly to try setting down any kind of concrete structure before I begin my story in earnest. I'd rather just let it flow naturally, get down my words and dialogue as I go, and let it sit for a day or two. Then I'll come back and attack it with my mighty editing-fu and, you know, check for little things like 'does the story make sense'. ;)

Course, I write mostly short fics, drabbles, one-shots, so on. If I were planning to write a 100,000 word story, my mind might change on the outline issue. I'd probably write out a brief plot summary, maybe a couple of short character bios, but that would be the key word there - short. I never like to get lengthy or too detailed with outlines. I feel that gives me room to change my mind, alter various plot points and settings. I feel like it gives me better flexibility to leave my outlines vague and open-ended.

Also, if anyone non-fandom comes up behind me they won't know what I'm writing and I'll be able to keep my porny-writer lifestyle a secret. ;)



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