vilakins: (writing)
Since June picowrimo is coming up, I thought I'd use the opportunity / motivation to actually write something for this. I didn't post my card at the time, but here it is. I'm leaning towards the bottom row.

Another year older: Birthdays Mare Necataris (Sea of Nectar) Direct Mentors Someone / Something is Hidden / Camouflaged
Hurt / Comfort Perfect Werewolves Habits and Routines Revelations and Concealments
That Moment (incident / chapter / episode) in detail Careless Talk Costs Lives Wild Card Secondary Colours (Orange, Purple, Green etc.) Meson
Mutation / Transformation Teacher Space AU Silk and Velvet Heat
Office Outsider POV Puppets Quarantine Roomates / Sharing a Room
vilakins: Vila with stars superimposed (Default)
I signed up for [community profile] trope_bingo again because I need to get back to writing and fandom because that will also mean more posts. (I've come to the conclusion that only posting about real life means hardly any.)

My card:

EPISTOLARY SLAVE FIC LOCKED IN ROAD TRIP IN VINO VERITAS/

DRUNK FIC
CROSSOVER AMNESIA MIND CONTROL HAPPY ENDING MATCHMAKER
TWENTY-FOUR

HOURS TO LIVE
TRUST AND VOWS FREE SPACE IN ANOTHER

PERSON'S SHOES
UNEXPECTED

FRIENDSHIP
META FICTION MARRIAGE COMING OUT

(OF THE CLOSET)
FLUFF BODY SWAP
WING FIC ROLE REVERSAL REUNION SOUL BOUNDING/

SOULMATES
FUTURE FIC


What amuses me is how many tropes I've already written in these challenges. This card contains nine. However it also has several I've never had a go at, and I think the right two columns look good, each having three new tropes. Or the third row with four new ones. Let's see what ideas pop up before I decide.

Unless you have any thoughts. :-)
vilakins: (writing)
Not a lot. Work has been stressful and tiring, and it was only in the last week after several days' holiday that I actually got round to the last two trope_bingo stories.

Sleer and Back Again (Blake's 7 / The Hobbit fusion) - Vila's sitting outside his comfortable homey hole enjoying the morning when a series of unexpected guests turn up. Trope: futurefic (though it could have been 3 or 4 of the available tropes).

A Chemical Bond (Blake's 7) - Vila and a number of Blake's 7 characters, too many to list individually, are at a present-day high school. One of Vila's pranks brings him to the attention of a senior boy. Trope: AU high school.

Little Red Lobster-Suit (Blake's 7 / fairy tale fusion) - One day Little Red Lobster-Suit sets off into the woods to bring Blake a basket of food, drink, and his latest gadget. Trope: AU fairy tale.

In a Pinch (Blake's 7 / Discworld) - Vila Restal goes into a bar and meets... Mustrum Ridcully. An intoabar story, just for a change.

Commission (Blake's 7) - Vila and Soolin are buying curtains. But is that all? Trope: yep, curtainfic.

Outsider (Blake's 7) - After Anna's death, Avon records his thoughts in the hope that it will help. Trope: character in distress.

The big AU I've been writing on and off for a while (25k words and counting) should be finished this year. I suppose then I'll have to tackle one of the other unwritten ideas lurking in my head.
vilakins: (lazy)
I have been driven in here by a sense of duty because I haven't posted for so long. I was even more then two weeks behind on LJ and DW which means posts fell off the end of my flist.

Sorry.

Anyway, first I went on that 3-day course which was heaps of fun, very interesting, and exhausting, then promptly went to Christchurch for a Greg's family reunion which involved a limousine packed with far too many of his sibs and partners plus champagne, formal photos, and a dinner at a vegetarian / fish restaurant that would be my new favourite if I lived down there (Dux Dine for those who do). Even the complaining brother-in-law liked it. In fact we went for breakfast there the next day and I had an excellent huevos rancheros. I have also discovered that one of Greg's sisters is known to her sibs as HRH, the Anointed One, and the Chosen One, and her spoiled (but rather sweet) little boy is Prince Ari. Apparently people said in her yearbook that she was going into haughty-culture. [sniggers] I can so see all of that. I get on well with her, but it took her a couple of years to accept me.

I took Monday off after I got back and I really needed it as I was socialised out - just me, the cats, the Kindle, ahhh. This did not help with all the work that had pied up during the course so I've been too tired to post or write and last weekend just did the vege out with books thing. Plus it's damned cold in here where my puter is, but tonight I managed to heat it up to 17C so my feet aren't achy blocks of ice.

I still suspect I'm not going to get much writing done tonight, and I had planned hoped to finish the big AU I've been working on before the end of this month.

Right, I'll see if I can squeeze some fic out.
vilakins: (cheers)
Thanks for voting, everyone! Somewhat to my surprise, Vila wins (by 2 as of time of writing) so he'll walk into a third bar. Who knows, maybe he'll meet Vastra, Jenny, Strax, Rumplestiltskin, Sheldon Cooper, or someone else people voted for.

I've chosen completely different fandoms from the last two ficathons so that should mix things up a bit.

In other news I have incipient laryngitis and the beginnings of a chest infection. Oh joy.
vilakins: (writing)
I took so long to think up anything, anything at all, to write for my last [community profile] trope_bingo entry that I missed the deadline by a couple of hours. Oh well, I wasn't thinking of asking for another bingo card anyway as I've already written so many of the tropes that appealed.

I'm going to sign up again for [community profile] intoabar / [livejournal.com profile] intoabar (even though it isn't spring 2013 here, dammit) but here's the thing: who walks into the bar? I've twice picked Vila since bars feature among his favourite places, and he's so easy to write interacting with the random character picked for him to meet (so far Acastus Kolya and Aeryn Sun).

But should it be someone else this time? I've considered a few other characters I'm not as confident about writing, and there are different sorts of bars they could walk into if they're not that keen on the ones serving alcohol.

Suggestions are welcome; often they can spark off some sort of inspiration, even if at a tangent. If not, I'll release Vila into the cross-fandom bizarreness again.
vilakins: (nikau (NZ!))

Yes, Marmageddon (as they named it) is over! Marmite returned to the supermarket shelved last night and went on sale today - [personal profile] daiseechain, rejoice! Countdown offered a free jar to anyone who spent more than $50 there today, but we had a large almost full jar when production stopped over a year ago and still have some left. I thought I'd let the deprived addicts at it.

I've actually managed to write a trope story but haven't posted it yet because I'm so terribly behind and haven't yet done the Pasifika or the funnel-headed cat one. I'm finding it hard enough just staying up with reading, let alone commenting and actually posting. I've even thought up a couple more; I'll have to get them down and also make a start on the [community profile] unconventionalcourtship one. [worries]

Thank you everyone for the kind comments about the accident. You guys are great! The car has been written off (so sad; it was a great car) but Greg's planning on getting a newer one, probably a Jazz (a Fit in the US). Some people asked about the old guy who was driving the vintage Cadillac. He was still in the ambulance when we left because his blood pressure was up, but he wasn't injured, just shocked (as were we). He rang Greg up this week and was terribly apologetic. The Caddy was a 1979 model he had 'classic car insurance' for meaning that it was only meant to be driven occasionally and he usually only took it out on weekends and to car shows. He almost didn't last Saturday because of the rain; I wish he'd decided not to. As I had also suspected, it was a left-hand drive car which would have made it even harder in those conditions when it fish-tailed (since we drive on the left here). Greg was very kind and said to him not to worry about it, things sometimes just go wrong. Ah well, if it hadn't been us he'd hit with that solid car, it might have been worse for someone else, who knows.

vilakins: (writing)

I rather think this Calvin strip is very much me at the moment. I barely have time to catch up with LJ these days let alone decent writing time.

I think I'm going to have to write in my lunch hour, especially now the Bluecoat system we're trialling at work before we sell it to clients has suddenly decided that my flist is a phishing site. :-(

At least I've thought up more of the story while walking up and down the hill the office is on.

Anyway, have a very moving link about the 'elephant whisperer' wild elephants gathered to mourn. Me, I've always thought cats were telepathic; this proves at least some animals are.

[Edit] Have another link: a great Dorktower strip. :-D

vilakins: (writing)

I've signed up for the "ficathon walks into a bar", which looks like a lot of fun. It's being run both on Dreamwidth (where I'm signed up for it because I can get to DW easily) and on LJ, and it doesn't matter where you sign up, but you have to do it in the next couple of days.

You only have to write a minimum of 500 words. Anyone else? :-)

Yuletide

23 Dec 2009 07:36 pm
vilakins: (writing)

I didn't succeed to claiming a pinch hit, but I did write and post a yuletide story and a yuletide madness one (because that one just wouldn't stretch to 1000 words). So finally I've participated, sort of.

I have to say, I'm very impressed with the organisation, both of yuletide and the archive.

I may write and post a third madness one if I get up the energy.

vilakins: (avon silver anorak)

If you're interested in getting an invite to the multifandom Archive of Our Own, you can sign up to be sent one; just go to the site and click on "SIGN UP NOW". I did that yesterday, and they said I was in a queue and might get my invite by 20 November. However I got it today. :-) I haven't loaded up any fiction yet, and I do think the Hip Deep archive is a better and much easier place to find B7 fiction. However this will be a good place for me to post my non-B7 stuff, to find fanfic in other fandoms, and to provide another backup for my stories on my site and Hip Deep. It seems to have some very nice features like being able to save drafts, bookmarks, reading history, and subscriptions.

In other news, our soccer team (we have to say "soccer" here because "football" means rugby) has made it into the World Cup for the second time. Yay! :-D

vilakins: (writing)

I was just saying to [livejournal.com profile] astrogirl2 that when I've finished my [livejournal.com profile] multiverse5000 story (which is due this weekend; eep) I'll be free till August and [livejournal.com profile] naarmamo.

I forgot about the [livejournal.com profile] gen_ficathon. Official fandoms include Doctor Who, Lost, Star Trek, SG1, and SGA among others; you can request other fandoms too.

The timeline is:

June 4-25: Sign-Ups
June 28: Assignments Sent Out
July 28: Default Deadline
August 11: Final Deadline for Initial Participants
August 18: Final Deadline for Pinch-Hitters
(projected) August 20: Posting Begins!
Anyone else want to play?

[Edit:] B7 isn't one of the official fandoms after all, so I won't be doing it as I doubt my ability to write in most of the fandoms. I'm sure I saw it there when they put it up, but I must have been seeing things, or I was thinking of the voting post.

vilakins: (mischief)

Not only have I have finished my finishathon story, I have also done a poster for it! It just needs some lettering. W00t!

And here's a fun puzzle which [livejournal.com profile] matildabj posted in which you have to find the titles of 50 films made in the last 20 years, using cryptic visual clues in a painting. It doesn't work in Firefox; but Opera and IE6 are fine. It's a lot of fun, and you can save it and come back to it. I got all 50, but it took me quite a while over the weekend; it's very addictive. :-)

vilakins: (writing)

Everyone's doing this, so I'll have my rather pedestrian go at it. I'm just not very self-analytical, I suppose, because I have no idea what my personal writing rules are. And you know, doing a commentary on one of my stories is something you'd have to pay me to do. A lot.

I am however planning on putting up some writing guidelines on my site, so I suppose I'd go for:

  1. Know the mechanics (punctuation, how to write dialogue, when to start a new paragraph etc) and use them. It makes things a lot easier for the reader.

  2. Do find out how to spell the names of characters and places. I have to look them up fairly often and for B7 find the Sevencyclopaedia and Liberation very good for that. Well, Liberation had to be worth its price somehow.

  3. Don't be afraid of the little word 'said'. It's an almost unnoticeable way of telling the reader who's speaking (take a look at pro fiction). I do use words like 'shouted', 'whispered etc when I need to tell the reader how someone is speaking, but there's no excuse for 'returned', 'intoned', 'supplied' (I mean, supplied?) or my personal hate, 'pronounced', a verb which caused me to throw a Hollister Twins book across the room as a 10-year-old and swear off them forever.

    If you really don't like 'said', you can always use 'beats', which have the character doing something. In fact they're a good way to break up dialogue and give readers some visual clues.

  4. Don't be afraid of characters' names and avoid epithets like 'the curly-haired rebel' or 'the blonde pilot'. They should only be used if you're writing from the POV of someone who doesn't know the characters and would think of them that way.

  5. Otherwise, I have no rules: everyone has a different style. In fact you can even throw a lot of #1 out depending on your narrator.

vilakins: (writing)

Everyone's doing this, so I'll have my rather pedestrian go at it. I'm just not very self-analytical, I suppose, because I have no idea what my personal writing rules are. And you know, doing a commentary on one of my stories is something you'd have to pay me to do. A lot.

I am however planning on putting up some writing guidelines on my site, so I suppose I'd go for:

  1. Know the mechanics (punctuation, how to write dialogue, when to start a new paragraph etc) and use them. It makes things a lot easier for the reader.

  2. Do find out how to spell the names of characters and places. I have to look them up fairly often and for B7 find the Sevencyclopaedia and Liberation very good for that. Well, Liberation had to be worth its price somehow.

  3. Don't be afraid of the little word 'said'. It's an almost unnoticeable way of telling the reader who's speaking (take a look at pro fiction). I do use words like 'shouted', 'whispered etc when I need to tell the reader how someone is speaking, but there's no excuse for 'returned', 'intoned', 'supplied' (I mean, supplied?) or my personal hate, 'pronounced', a verb which caused me to throw a Hollister Twins book across the room as a 10-year-old and swear off them forever.

    If you really don't like 'said', you can always use 'beats', which have the character doing something. In fact they're a good way to break up dialogue and give readers some visual clues.

  4. Don't be afraid of characters' names and avoid epithets like 'the curly-haired rebel' or 'the blonde pilot'. They should only be used if you're writing from the POV of someone who doesn't know the characters and would think of them that way.

  5. Otherwise, I have no rules: everyone has a different style. In fact you can even throw a lot of #1 out depending on your narrator.

Mixed bag

30 Oct 2007 11:17 pm
vilakins: (writing)

So now I'm back at work and the weather's been glorious both days: sunny, summery, and still. Thanks, Auckland. Why didn't you deliver that last week? Never mind, I'm just grateful it only rained one day.

I went to the Kings Garden Centre after work today to buy a pot plant as a gift, and they have a resident cat. She came up to me and I gave her my hand to sniff before I stroked her and she was so impressed with my cat manners, she followed me round the place until I found a plant I to buy. :-)

There are only three more days to go till my finishathon story is due and this is the closest I've come to defaulting on a ficathon after more than two weeks of failing to write any of it. [worries] At last I know where it's going, but I'm not sure I have time to get there. Even if I take a shortcut, this one will probably not be beta-read. :-(

Mixed bag

30 Oct 2007 11:17 pm
vilakins: (writing)

So now I'm back at work and the weather's been glorious both days: sunny, summery, and still. Thanks, Auckland. Why didn't you deliver that last week? Never mind, I'm just grateful it only rained one day.

I went to the Kings Garden Centre after work today to buy a pot plant as a gift, and they have a resident cat. She came up to me and I gave her my hand to sniff before I stroked her and she was so impressed with my cat manners, she followed me round the place until I found a plant I to buy. :-)

There are only three more days to go till my finishathon story is due and this is the closest I've come to defaulting on a ficathon after more than two weeks of failing to write any of it. [worries] At last I know where it's going, but I'm not sure I have time to get there. Even if I take a shortcut, this one will probably not be beta-read. :-(

vilakins: Vila with stars superimposed (Default)

Annoying

I feel so stupid. For a start, I'm so tired I just want to sleep which is probably making things worse. I've been up early for about three weeks now, and this has been an incredibly busy week at work as well.

Today I went to the Ribbon Rose (local craft and gift shop) and bought beads because making a pair of earrings to go with a necklace I made in March would be a lot faster than drawing anything more than a very quick sketch. I thought I had headpins. I have no headpins. I cannot buy the damned things till Monday or Tuesday now, so there goes that idea. Now I have to think up something to draw before I go to bed. [hits self over head]

I'm also annoyed that I only submitted unwritten stories to the Finishathon when I have a more than half written B7/Star Trek TNG crossover that, if it won the voting--which would be one chance in four--would be a lot less work to finish off than writing a whole new story. [bangs head on desk]

Satisfying

I bought a really nice Chinese teapot and three bowls from the Ribbon Rose really cheap because someone broke the fourth bowl. Eh, even with two, it would be a nice set. Maybe I'll have to draw it. I may be desperate enough for subjects to do so.

This morning I went to that local church jumble sale/fair/garage sale that I went to last year and bought:

  • one of those tall jars for pasta (the seal on my old one is perished and disgustingly tacky)
  • two more Petra Ceramics coffee cups--a different pattern from the lemon and the flower ones I already have, but hey, Petra!
  • a wooden Finnish plate, square and slightly concave like a sushi plate. It's very spare and modern, completely unused, and made of birch with an off-centre strip of curly birch and was only 50c. Underneath it says, "Valm: visa/koivu" which I deduce means "Wood: birth/curly birch", and "M-real Simpele". If [livejournal.com profile] snowgrouse reads this, I'd like to know what that means.
  • a biography of James Cook for Greg (Cook is one of his heroes)
  • assorted homemade pickles and biscuits
Not as good a haul as last year, but not bad.

Now I have to think up something quick and easy to draw. :-(

vilakins: Vila with stars superimposed (Default)

Annoying

I feel so stupid. For a start, I'm so tired I just want to sleep which is probably making things worse. I've been up early for about three weeks now, and this has been an incredibly busy week at work as well.

Today I went to the Ribbon Rose (local craft and gift shop) and bought beads because making a pair of earrings to go with a necklace I made in March would be a lot faster than drawing anything more than a very quick sketch. I thought I had headpins. I have no headpins. I cannot buy the damned things till Monday or Tuesday now, so there goes that idea. Now I have to think up something to draw before I go to bed. [hits self over head]

I'm also annoyed that I only submitted unwritten stories to the Finishathon when I have a more than half written B7/Star Trek TNG crossover that, if it won the voting--which would be one chance in four--would be a lot less work to finish off than writing a whole new story. [bangs head on desk]

Satisfying

I bought a really nice Chinese teapot and three bowls from the Ribbon Rose really cheap because someone broke the fourth bowl. Eh, even with two, it would be a nice set. Maybe I'll have to draw it. I may be desperate enough for subjects to do so.

This morning I went to that local church jumble sale/fair/garage sale that I went to last year and bought:

  • one of those tall jars for pasta (the seal on my old one is perished and disgustingly tacky)
  • two more Petra Ceramics coffee cups--a different pattern from the lemon and the flower ones I already have, but hey, Petra!
  • a wooden Finnish plate, square and slightly concave like a sushi plate. It's very spare and modern, completely unused, and made of birch with an off-centre strip of curly birch and was only 50c. Underneath it says, "Valm: visa/koivu" which I deduce means "Wood: birth/curly birch", and "M-real Simpele". If [livejournal.com profile] snowgrouse reads this, I'd like to know what that means.
  • a biography of James Cook for Greg (Cook is one of his heroes)
  • assorted homemade pickles and biscuits
Not as good a haul as last year, but not bad.

Now I have to think up something quick and easy to draw. :-(

vilakins: (writing)

LJ, you're back ! I missed you! Or, more accurately, my friends on you.

I was a bit stalled on my PicoWriMo story because I had some problems with the concept, which has Vila in Narnia.

Firstly, it seemed that the overlap with Narnia lasted only from 1900 to 1949. But then I decided that was only with Earth; Jadis came from an ancient world with a dying sun which might have been in the far future, so why not have a connection with Xenon in quite a different time?

Secondly, at the end of Prince Caspian, Peter and Susan were told that they were too old to go back to Narnia. Wouldn't Vila also be? Then I remembered that King Frank (the London cabby) and Queen Helen got there as adults, so perhaps it's a state of mind--a lack of imagination and readiness to believe--rather than age that keeps people out. But that left Avon out and I thought his reactions would be fun. Ah ha, but if Jadis could get to Narnia by holding onto Polly's hair (if I remember correctly), then Vila could grab Avon and pull him in to prove he wasn't making it up.

Thirdly, I wanted this to be light and fun to write (and, I hope read), and season 4 isn't either. Then it hit me: having Vila write the story in the first person would make it so much easier. I could show his reactions to things like an entrenched aristocracy, and he'd be funny even when the story was more serious. I don't usually go for first person unless there's a reason the narrator would write it all down, but I can see Vila doing so as a sort of proof that it happened.

Now I've sorted that out, I can rewrite what I've already written, then let Vila take over. I'm feeling much more positive about the project now.

vilakins: (writing)

LJ, you're back ! I missed you! Or, more accurately, my friends on you.

I was a bit stalled on my PicoWriMo story because I had some problems with the concept, which has Vila in Narnia.

Firstly, it seemed that the overlap with Narnia lasted only from 1900 to 1949. But then I decided that was only with Earth; Jadis came from an ancient world with a dying sun which might have been in the far future, so why not have a connection with Xenon in quite a different time?

Secondly, at the end of Prince Caspian, Peter and Susan were told that they were too old to go back to Narnia. Wouldn't Vila also be? Then I remembered that King Frank (the London cabby) and Queen Helen got there as adults, so perhaps it's a state of mind--a lack of imagination and readiness to believe--rather than age that keeps people out. But that left Avon out and I thought his reactions would be fun. Ah ha, but if Jadis could get to Narnia by holding onto Polly's hair (if I remember correctly), then Vila could grab Avon and pull him in to prove he wasn't making it up.

Thirdly, I wanted this to be light and fun to write (and, I hope read), and season 4 isn't either. Then it hit me: having Vila write the story in the first person would make it so much easier. I could show his reactions to things like an entrenched aristocracy, and he'd be funny even when the story was more serious. I don't usually go for first person unless there's a reason the narrator would write it all down, but I can see Vila doing so as a sort of proof that it happened.

Now I've sorted that out, I can rewrite what I've already written, then let Vila take over. I'm feeling much more positive about the project now.

PicoWriMo

31 Oct 2006 11:34 pm
vilakins: Krantor offering a plate of pataki cakes (B7 pusher)

I'm thinking about doing [livejournal.com profile] picowrimo because it's a great idea (500 or 5000 words in November) and a very clever name to boot, but I don't know what to write. I have several unwritten stories, but they're all fairly angsty. I want a change. I want to write something light and fun. Any ideas?

I have written:

I will not write baby fic; either the crew having them or being turned into them.

If anyone has any ideas, please comment here. If nothing grabs me that I think I can whack out 5000 words on, I won't sign up, but will just finish off the Star Trek crossover I started for a Multiverse orphan request ages ago, poor neglected thing.

PicoWriMo

31 Oct 2006 11:34 pm
vilakins: Krantor offering a plate of pataki cakes (B7 pusher)

I'm thinking about doing [livejournal.com profile] picowrimo because it's a great idea (500 or 5000 words in November) and a very clever name to boot, but I don't know what to write. I have several unwritten stories, but they're all fairly angsty. I want a change. I want to write something light and fun. Any ideas?

I have written:

I will not write baby fic; either the crew having them or being turned into them.

If anyone has any ideas, please comment here. If nothing grabs me that I think I can whack out 5000 words on, I won't sign up, but will just finish off the Star Trek crossover I started for a Multiverse orphan request ages ago, poor neglected thing.

vilakins: My cats Claudia and Tessa in the same curled-up pose (copycats)

Oh, go on then, I'll play. This looks like fun.

If you give me one or more titles of stories I didn't write, I'll give you a summary of the nonexistent story.

vilakins: My cats Claudia and Tessa in the same curled-up pose (copycats)

Oh, go on then, I'll play. This looks like fun.

If you give me one or more titles of stories I didn't write, I'll give you a summary of the nonexistent story.

vilakins: (Vilakins)

[livejournal.com profile] executrix and [livejournal.com profile] astrogirl2 already did this meme. I'm not very good at analysing my own stuff--I have no idea what works and what doesn't till I get feedback--so I could only come up with five seven things instead of the required ten.

Top five seven signs it's one of my stories

  1. Vila's in it.
  2. No matter how angsty it is, it has an upbeat ending: if not happy, at least hopeful.
  3. No matter how angsty it is, it has humour, because RL does.
  4. There's a lot of dialogue.
  5. And semicolons; I like the little bastards.
  6. [Edit] It often has an ensemble cast.
  7. And it's gen.
That's all I can think of, sorry. [Edit] Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] hafren, I've added two more.

vilakins: (Vilakins)

[livejournal.com profile] executrix and [livejournal.com profile] astrogirl2 already did this meme. I'm not very good at analysing my own stuff--I have no idea what works and what doesn't till I get feedback--so I could only come up with five seven things instead of the required ten.

Top five seven signs it's one of my stories

  1. Vila's in it.
  2. No matter how angsty it is, it has an upbeat ending: if not happy, at least hopeful.
  3. No matter how angsty it is, it has humour, because RL does.
  4. There's a lot of dialogue.
  5. And semicolons; I like the little bastards.
  6. [Edit] It often has an ensemble cast.
  7. And it's gen.
That's all I can think of, sorry. [Edit] Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] hafren, I've added two more.

vilakins: (holiday vila)

Bad: So much for the summer solstice. It's been cool and wet and very windy, and just a couple of weeks ago it was hot. I hope it improves by Sunday because we're supposed to be going to a barbecue.

Good: I'm home! My contract is finished and I'm so looking forward to a few weeks off. I'm off out shortly to buy a cappuccino frosty to celebrate.

Excellent: I got an advance copy of Chronicles, which includes one of my stories. I'm going to enjoy a sit down and a nice cup of tea later today while I read the stories and admire the editor Andrew's illustrations and jokes.

Not so good: Andrew is stepping down as guest editor. I'm sorry because he was great to deal with. I do hope Chronicles continues. There aren't many B7 zines left and this was the only gen one.

vilakins: (holiday vila)

Bad: So much for the summer solstice. It's been cool and wet and very windy, and just a couple of weeks ago it was hot. I hope it improves by Sunday because we're supposed to be going to a barbecue.

Good: I'm home! My contract is finished and I'm so looking forward to a few weeks off. I'm off out shortly to buy a cappuccino frosty to celebrate.

Excellent: I got an advance copy of Chronicles, which includes one of my stories. I'm going to enjoy a sit down and a nice cup of tea later today while I read the stories and admire the editor Andrew's illustrations and jokes.

Not so good: Andrew is stepping down as guest editor. I'm sorry because he was great to deal with. I do hope Chronicles continues. There aren't many B7 zines left and this was the only gen one.

vilakins: Vila in a space helmet (safe)

Another meme gacked from [livejournal.com profile] astrogirl2's blog Maximum Verbosity. Actually I knew it already but I was interested to see if they'd get the right answer.

What kind of novel should I write? )

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