Jun. 24th, 2013 11:10 pm
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1. A body of water, smaller than a river, contained within relatively narrow banks.
A stream.

2. What's the thing you push around the grocery store called.
A trolley.

3. A container to carry a meal in.
A lunchbox?

4. The thing that you cook bacon and eggs in.
A frying pan.

5. The piece of furniture that seats three people.
A settee.

6. The device on the outside of the house that carries rain off the roof.

7. The covered area outside a house where people sit in the evening.
A porch? Gazebo?

8. Carbonated, sweetened, non-alcoholic beverages.
A soft drink.

9. A flat, round breakfast food served with syrup.
A pancake.

10. A long sandwich designed to be a whole meal in itself.
Sub (but I think I've probably been Americanized there - damn you subway!)

11. The piece of clothing worn by men at the beach.

12. Shoes worn for sports.

13. Putting a room in order.
Tidying up.

14. What you have on your bed in winter to keep your warm sometimes with feathers in it?
A duvet.

15. What do you call women's skimpy underwear?

16. The children's playground equipment where one kid sits on one side and goes up while the other sits on the other side and goes down.
A seesaw.

17. How do you eat your pizza?

18. What's it called when private citizens put up signs and sell their used stuff?
A car boot sale.

19. What's the evening meal?

20. The thing under a house where the furnace and perhaps a rec room are?

21. What do you call the thing that you can get water out of to drink in public places?
Water fountain.

22. What do you call the front of your car? what do you call the back of the car?
Bonnet=front, boot=rear

23. What do you call the thing the kids carry their books to school in?
A satchel.

24. What do you call the thing you keep your money in? What do you call the bag you keep that thing in?
A purse in a handbag.

AO3 meme

Jan. 5th, 2013 06:51 pm
jasmasson: (dark and stormy)
So I did this AO3 meme:

Go to your works on AO3, open up each of the fandoms you've written in by ctrl-clicking or right-clicking on the fandom name and opening it in a new tab, then sort each fandom by hits. See which of your fics appear on the first page of the fandom. You never know, in those little fandoms (or the bigger ones if you've been a good little fangirl) you might even find yourself near the top.

There's only three fandoms I've written more than two fics in on AO3 (it's fair to say I'm not prolific) and here's the results!

1) SPN - ahahahaha. No.
2) Troy RPF - Wow. Number 1! \o/ But, ah, it's not as impressive as all that because actually I've written 5 of the 25 fics on AO3 (20%!) so I'm also 4, 7, 9 and 10 ;)
3) SPN RFP - ahahahaha. No.

I then realised how many different fandoms I've written one fic in, which comes from doing Yuletide for four years, I guess, so here are just the notable ones:

Troy - 1st! and 3rd \o/ Out of 54 - in the interest of full disclosure, the number 1 is the same that made me number 1 on Troy RPF as it was a crossover/roleplay thing.
Myron Bolitar - 1st! \o/ Out of, uh, ahem, 6.
The Outsiders - 1st! Out of 43.
Monty Python RPF - 4 out of 26.
Belgariad/Elenium - 5 out of 21.
Casino Royale - 11 out of 62. But obvs nowhere if you take all Bond movies thanks to the Skyfall phenomenon.
Jeeves and Wooster - 15 out of 395.
X-Men Origins Wolverine - 17 out of 78.
Hard Core Logo - No, but an honourable mention for being first on the Kudos list?
jasmasson: (Default)
So there are 4 potentially exciting movies for geeks coming out this year.

1) The Avengers: I'm going to see this on Monday. I am excite. Mostly because there is no member of that cast I wouldn't bang like a screen door in a hurricane, but also because I have waited a long time for Captain America and Iron Man to be on the silver screen together. DO NOT DISAPPOINT ME, LIFE.

2) Spiderman: I didn't really like the Tobey Maguire Spiderman series, if I'm honest. I only saw the first one and found it boring. BUT, I love everything Andrew Garfield is and chooses to be and I am pretty desperate for this to be a success for him. *fingers crossed*

3) The Dark Knight Rises: I am not really very excited about this one at all. I'll see it, yes, but I didn't really like the first two movies very much, although they were perfectly entertaining. When I reflect upon them I realise I only liked the interactions between Christian Bale and Michael Caine and Morgan Freeman. That's only about 6 lines in two whole movies - the rest I found unmemorable. Also, when I find myself anticipating it, I have to remind myself that the fact that JGL and Tom Hardy are in the same movie really does not equate to more canon Arthur/Eames.

4) The Hobbit: I'm sorry, I'm sorry for the sacriledge, but I didn't really enjoy the book, and I am in no way titillated by the trailers I've seen so far. The danger of this being a disappointing rehash of LoTR is pretty high, I think, despite my love of Martin Freeman. And have I ever mentioned how annoying I find Ian McKellan's Gandalf voice? No? Well I do. I love him in general (<3 Magneto), but it grinds horribly on my nerves. Again, I'll watch it, but I'm not sanguine.

And then on to 2013 where there is more Star Trek to be had. \o/

I really enjoyed the 2009 movie - close enough to canon in spirit and character for me to be satisfied, but new and modern enough not to feel old-fashioned or like a rip-off. Good job! I shake my head at all the Kirk/Bones it prompted, as a dyed-in-the-wool K/S-er, but the relationship bewteen them was so cute in the movie, I understand. I'm not going to go into a ship manifesto about K/S right now, but nothing trumps nearly 50 YEARS of death-defeating, alt-universe crossing, galactically destined K/S. Just sayin'.

But, I have a problem (not K/S focused) about recent spoilers I've heard casting spoilers. )

Geek-chic still lives (long and prospers)!

AO3 meme

Apr. 21st, 2012 10:02 am
jasmasson: (Default)
So, this is my top 10 fic on AO3 in hit order.

1) The Mechanical Heart. 4,000 words. PG. Holmes/Watson gen. They discover the Victorian Age was one of great danger as well as great advancement.

2) Bertram and Bunnies. Jeeves and Wooster 1,700 words, PG13, Slash. There's something loose in Bertie's bedroom...

3) Crumpled: The Social Network, Eduardo/Mark, NC17, 1,300 words, for this prompt at the the [ profile] tsn_kinkmeme, warnings for PWP, D/s, underwear kink, orgasm control. Porn, is what I'm saying here. Maybe slightly disturbing porn - Eduardo keeps himself useful while he waits for Mark to finish coding...

4) Touching Times : Arthur/Merlin, NC17, 3,500 words, warning for spanking and toys, for the prompt 'skin hunger' at [ profile] kinkme_merlin - He couldn’t remember the last time his father had touched him.

5) Off the Script: Completed 3 part, J2, NC17, 22,000 words – Jensen and Jared are porn stars! Warnings for vague hinted reference to past abuse, spanking, cross-dressing and schmoop. [ profile] spn_j2_bigbang 2007 entry.

6) In Retrospect (I'd rather have been a poet): Completed 4 parts, J2, NC17, 23,000 words – Jensen and Jared are secret agents! Warning - non-explicit reference to past abuse and non-con. [ profile] spn_j2_bigbang 2009 entry.

7) One Day. James Bond, Bond/boy!Moneypenny, slash, PG, 500 words. John Moneypenny works for M. So does James Bond

8) Chuck Norris and John McClane Walk into a Bar. Die Hard 4, Gen, PG, 1,400 words. ... the bar immediately exploded. Just to save waiting for the inevitable.

9) Maybe Baby: Clex, PG13, 10,000 words, Lex reverts to childhood.

10) Palm to Palm: Arthur/Merlin, PG13, 5,700 for [ profile] amythystluna for the [ profile] hs_merlin challenge, In which Merlin writes his own obscure indie shit, thank you very much. Merlin's lyrics probably aren't as good as Shakespeare's verses, but then Arthur's no Romeo.

It tells me:

-that my first attempt at Yuletide was very successful, as 1, 2 and 7 were the yuletide fics that year, and the first things I put on AO3. Subsequent attempts at yuletide got barely any hits at all :( (Even though one of them, about Myron and Win, is one of my favourite things I've ever written).

-I'm too not surprised to see Off the Script creeping up to 5 because it was by far the most popular fic I ever wrote. It's only as low as 5 on here because I put in on AO3 with absolutely no announcements anywhere, and it wouldn't even have been on the AO3 recent works list under SPN because as I imported it in it has the same date (2007) so people would just have been trickling in to read it.

-My biggest surprise was Maybe Baby in at number 9. A very old fic in a very old fandom. I think someone must have rec'd it recently, though, because I've had quite a few kudo on it recently, which makes me happy.

- My favourite? None of these! It's 'Popularity', which I wrote about 8 years ago - F/K in DueSouth fandom. A paltry 142 hits D: Again, no fic announcement when I put it on there, but still! Of these? Probably Palm to Palm.

Show me yours?
jasmasson: (Default)
First TV show I had self-insertion fantasies about:
I did it more in books in my youth; my mother had strict control over what I watched, and there was only one TV in the house until I was about, IDK, 11?, but for tv probably The Professionals.

First fandom in which I interacted (online and in person) with other fans:
X-Files, The Persuaders onegroup list 1996*cough cough*

Pairing in the first slash fanfiction I read:

First RPS/RPF I read:
I'm not 100% sure, but it would have been in LoTRIPS. Orlando Bloom and probably Eric Bana, maybe Sean Bean.

First fanfiction I read that made me think, 'YES, this is exactly the kind of fanfiction I'd like to write...':
Maygra in Highlander

Pairing in the first fanfiction I wrote:
Duncan/Methos. Still a special place in my heart. <3

First OTP:
Funnily enough, given the rabid OTP-er I would become, in my first two fandoms (which hit me more-or-less simultaneously with the discovery of the interweb) I had two ships I enjoyed: Methos/Kronos and Duncan/Methos, and Mulder/Krycek and Mulder/Skinner. (This was before fandom became all about the portmanteau. There was no Mycek or Minner. Or Monos! ;)

My first OTP, I guess, where them in any other pairing made me froth a little at the mouth, would actually probably be Clex. I genuinely had to stop watching Smallville because the canon Lex/Lana made me feel slightly nauseous.

From then on I became fanatical OTP-er all the way in whatever fandom I came across. Destiel still makes me die a little inside ;)


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