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From selenak:

Comment to this post and I will give you 5 subjects/things I associate you with. Then post this in your LJ and elaborate on the subjects given.

Making fabulous illustrations for fanfiction

Totally blushing here. *g* A ways back, I did the ultimate meta and drew fanart for a piece of fanfiction based loosely on another story--namely, selenak's wonderful, wonderful Heroes fic Runaways, which was based on the comic of the same title. I remain pretty proud of that art, because it was one of the first times I managed a decent sense of perspective with stuff that was not, y'know, cubes. And that story remains part of my personal Heroes canon, no matter what the show says.

Six and Peri

When I started mainlining Doctor Who, I was told that Six and Peri generally got a bad rap--the show itself had been going downhill, the writing was crap, they were better in the audios, yadda yadda. But most of this seemed to be directed towards just Six. Peri was "the whiny one with the horrible accent and the cleavage". Still, I knew there were people who hate Jo, and Jo is one of my favorite companions ever, so I steeled myself and got to their era--and fell completely and helplessly in love with the both of them. I loved Six's utter madness (and that coat, too--yes, I'm hardcore), I loved that Peri was willing to yell at him (hello, precursor to anything here?), and I loved that even through the occasionally questionable writing, you got a genuine sense of friendship between them. I was furious after Mind-Warp, and only stopped wanting to punch the writers in the face after they fixed it in The Ultimate Foe. (And even with that rage-inducing whatthefuckery, I kinda loved the moment where one of the other Time Lords asked the Doctor if he was all right and he replied "No, I most certainly am not" with that devastated look on his face. Look, an actual textual reaction to a companion's exit! No dumping-Sarah-Jane-and-running-away here.)

Also, I may be the only person in the world who quite enjoyed many aspects of The Twin Dilemma. Don't you judge me.

Vids

I feel kinda guilty that I've only made five of these in the last...what was it, two and a half years? And only two of them weren't directly inspired by other vids using the same song. (Yeah, I got Not Dead Yet from a House vid. Granted, the House vid didn't use the whole song, but still.) The same-song thing still haunts me--the vid I'm hoping to have for VividCon uses one that's, well, been used for pretty much everything. But it hasn't been used for Mystery Fandom, dammit, and given that pretty much nothing has been used for Mystery Fandom, I may be in the clear for that one. Although my I Am Totally Going To Do This Vid Eventually, Seriously, I Know What Shots To Use For Almost All Of The Lines And Some Of The Instrumentals, I Just Need To Watch More Of The Insanely Large Canon DW vid uses a song that's not only been used in other vids, it's been used in at least two other DW vids, albeit ones with a much more narrow focus than the one I have planned.

Then, of course, we get the What The Fuck, I Listen To This Random Song Once And I Can Already Picture What Almost All The Shots Would Be vid, which I may actually do over spring break. Seriously, it sort of makes itself.

Crossovers

Hey, the Supernatural/House crossover is still in desperate need of reworking, and the Supernatural/World War Z crossover lies unfinished, and the Psych/House and Chuck/House crossovers never really got started, and the epic Old Who/New Who/Life on Mars crossover will probably never even make it past the "wouldn't this be a cool idea?" stage...and none of this is helping my case, is it. Can I help it if a lot of shows lend themselves to unpleasant-and-mysterious-medical-things-happening-to-lead-character plotlines? (I'm particular proud of what the ultimate diagnosis for the Psych story would be, but I'm having trouble thinking of a reason why House would even be interested, given the relative boringness of the original symptom. That means research. Also, I'm kind of scared to write Shawn.)

Being a writing prodigy

Blushing again, man. ♥ I guess I was a better writer at 17 than most other people my age were? (Although I maintain that I definitely grew better over time, and I didn't write a story that didn't make me cringe at least a little until some months later, with Develop. But I was still 17 when I wrote that, so.) I do have the vague suspicion I'm never going to write anything better or more popular than the Heroes/House crossover--it's definitely one of my favorites, and I still get comments on it every now and then--but hey, if nothing else, the fact that I wrote all this stuff at all while not yet old enough to vote is something to be proud of. *g* (Perhaps I should start writing stuff that could be actually publishable? Psssh.)
Tags: art, chuck, doctor who, fandom is love, heroes, house, i am the crossover queen, i has a meme, i like music, i rec stuff, life on mars, psych, runaways, supernatural, vids and vidding, world war z, yes i am really very odd
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