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40 Questions — Meme for Fic Writers

rointheta:

  1. Describe your comfort zone—a typical you-fic.
  2. Is there a trope you’ve yet to try your hand at, but really want to?
  3. Is there a trope you wouldn’t touch with a ten foot pole?
  4. How many fic ideas are you nurturing right now? Care to share one of them?
  5. Share one of your strengths.
  6. Share one of your weaknesses.
  7. Share a snippet from one of your favorite pieces of prose you’ve written and explain why you’re proud of it.
  8. Share a snippet from one of your favorite dialogue scenes you’ve written and explain why you’re proud of it.
  9. Which fic has been the hardest to write?
  10. Which fic has been the easiest to write?
  11. Is writing your passion or just a fun hobby?
  12. Is there an episode above all others that inspires you just a little bit more?
  13. What’s the best writing advice you’ve ever come across?
  14. What’s the worst writing advice you’ve ever come across?
  15. If you could choose one of your fics to be filmed, which would you choose?
  16. If you only could write one pairing for the rest of your life, which pairing would it be?
  17. Do you write your story from start to finish, or do you write the scenes out of order?
  18. Do you use any tools, like worksheets or outlines?
  19. Stephen King once said that his muse is a man who lives in the basement. Do you have a muse?
  20. Describe your perfect writing conditions.
  21. How many times do you usually revise your fic/chapter before posting?
  22. Choose a passage from one of your earlier fics and edit it into your current writing style. (Person sending the ask is free to make suggestions).
  23. If you were to revise one of your older fics from start to finish, which would it be and why?
  24. Have you ever deleted one of your published fics?
  25. What do you look for in a beta?
  26. Do you beta yourself? If so, what kind of beta are you?
  27. How do you feel about collaborations?
  28. Share three of your favorite fic writers and why you like them so much.
  29. If you could write the sequel (or prequel) to any fic out there not written by yourself, which would you choose?
  30. Do you accept prompts?
  31. Do you take liberties with canon or are you very strict about your fic being canon compliant?
  32. How do you feel about smut?
  33. How do you feel about crack?
  34. What are your thoughts on non-con and dub-con?
  35. Would you ever kill off a canon character?
  36. Which is your favorite site to post fic?
  37. Talk about your current wips.
  38. Talk about a review that made your day.
  39. Do you ever get rude reviews and how do you deal with them?
  40. Write an alternative ending to [insert fic title] (or just the summary of one).
ameliapondthehistoryqueen

ameliapondthehistoryqueen:

hellogumdrop:

SOMETIMES THE CJ X TOBY FEELS HIT ME OUT OF FUCKING NOWHERE

one of those nights
we had it good there for awhile
i love you…desperately
no, not of course
well, when don’t I
you’re a very pretty girl, Toby
it was a…professional dispute
you think I came here to take advantage of you
CJ, you fell into the pool there
it’s a chair lift

AND I AM SUDDENLY AT MY DESK AT WORK IN A DOWNWARD SPIRAL HOLDING BACK TEARS NOT VERY SUCCESSFULLY AT ALL 

robinade
micdotcom:

If this chart doesn’t scream “vaccinate your kids” nothing will 

Last week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) posted an update to the ongoing measles outbreaks in the U.S. According to the CDC, there have been 592 measles cases since the beginning of the year — which means that with four months left to go, this year’s outbreaks are already the biggest since the disease was virtually eradicated in 2000.
Here’s how severe the situation is | Follow micdotcom

micdotcom:

If this chart doesn’t scream “vaccinate your kids” nothing will 

Last week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) posted an update to the ongoing measles outbreaks in the U.S. According to the CDC, there have been 592 measles cases since the beginning of the year — which means that with four months left to go, this year’s outbreaks are already the biggest since the disease was virtually eradicated in 2000.

Here’s how severe the situation is | Follow micdotcom

ameliapondthehistoryqueen
ameliapondthehistoryqueen:

yoyomarules:

brokenrecord:


Donna: I want to come to Charleston.Josh: I can’t carry you, Donna! I got a lot of guys out there not making the trip.Donna: I’ll pay my own way.Josh: With what?Donna: I’ll sleep on the floor, I’ll sell my car. Eventually, you’re going to put me on salary.Josh: Donna.Donna: Look, I think I might be good at this. I think you might find me valuable.

100 Favorite Female TV Characters (in alphabetical order): 38. Donna Moss (The West Wing)

#i don’t feel like enough people adequately appreciate this character#she’s so fucking great and i’m just never over it#and she’s not an appendage to josh’s character#she’s not a minor character#she’s a fucking hbic with her own perfect character development and more brilliance than is fair for one character#she was the one (singular - only - candle in the dark) character who flourished post-sorkin#she is an angel#she is fucking glorious#i want to just talk and think and enjoy all of her greatness rn

ameliapondthehistoryqueen:

yoyomarules:

brokenrecord:

Donna: I want to come to Charleston.
Josh: I can’t carry you, Donna! I got a lot of guys out there not making the trip.
Donna: I’ll pay my own way.
Josh: With what?
Donna: I’ll sleep on the floor, I’ll sell my car. Eventually, you’re going to put me on salary.
Josh: Donna.
Donna: Look, I think I might be good at this. I think you might find me valuable.

100 Favorite Female TV Characters (in alphabetical order): 38. Donna Moss (The West Wing)

#i don’t feel like enough people adequately appreciate this character#she’s so fucking great and i’m just never over it#and she’s not an appendage to josh’s character#she’s not a minor character#she’s a fucking hbic with her own perfect character development and more brilliance than is fair for one character#she was the one (singular - only - candle in the dark) character who flourished post-sorkin#she is an angel#she is fucking glorious#i want to just talk and think and enjoy all of her greatness rn

stuckonaglacierwithmacgyver

daphneontherun:

historical-nonfiction:

micdotcom:

Whoa, scientists have finally uncovered the identity of Jack the Ripper 

I don’t normally reblog things, but this is simply too interesting to not make a note of! Read more at the Independent or the Mirror

This is so misleading that it is frankly a lie.

First of all, “Scientists” haven’t solved anything except determined the results of a DNA test—matching a still-living descendent of the sister of a mental patient with a 126-year-old semen stain on the shawl of a single woman thought to be killed by the Ripper.

  • The idea that they could have a “100% match” is highly tenuous at best; siblingship is a tricky thing to discover through DNA to begin with, and vastly more so when you take into account that they’re testing the descendent of a sibling. There’s a reason that whenever possible, geneticists prefer to test a parent as well as a sibling, given how many DNA loci are recombined to form a sibling’s DNA. They also “matched” the shawl’s owner’s bloodstain to her “three-times great-granddaughter,” proving again a “100% match.” 
  • The DNA evidence has not been independently verified by any authorities.
  • The shawl itself, the one and only piece of physical evidence, has not been independently verified. It “is thought” to have been part of the case.
  • The lead detective on the case is not a detective. He is a self-proclaimed “armchair detective” and history nut. 
  • He is selling a book about this. It doesn’t take an “armchair detective” to realize that a book about looking for Jack the Ripper’s identity is not going to turn a profit without showing “conclusive proof” that they’ve found the killer. 
  • His only other proof is the fact that Kosminski was recorded as a suspect in the 1800s by the police, who were notedly anti-Semetic (Kosminski was a Polish Jew). 
  • This “study,” if it can even be called that when the information was clearly biased, was reported in the Daily Mail and the Mirror, not exactly shining bastions of journalism. Look for it to be discredited very soon. I’m betting Cracked’s “B.S. News Stories that Fooled Your Facebook Friends” gets there within a week.
  • The apparently brilliant scientist that has pioneered this new DNA matching technology, Dr. Jari Louhelainen, is hardly a standout in his field. He is not decorated, has received no awards or fellowships that I’ve been able to find, and is a professor at a college that has turned out only one notable alumnus in the scientific field, ever (and she is an astrophysicist). 
  • Even if the shawl and its two spots of purported DNA were not obviously of over-inflated importance (and if they could be verified), that is far from saying the mystery of Jack the Ripper is solved. All that would be in today’s courtroom is a single piece of circumstantial evidence for ONE of five serial murders.

IN SUMMATION.

  1. The newspaper that reported this is a tabloid.
  2. The “detective” is an amateur with a book to sell.
  3. The “scientist” is a lecturer at a new university in England that focuses on sports.
  4. The “evidence” is over-hyped and far from conclusive.
  5. The “evidence” only points to Kosminski for ONE murder out of five.

This is not research. This is sensationalism. The mystery of Jack the Ripper is far from solved.

westwingwisdom

“My name is C.J. Cregg. As you know, I work for the President of the United States. This is why I was asked to make a short speech for our reunion. It’s a terrible subject, a terrible idea, “The Promise of a Generation.” So bad, I was going to start out with a joke and fill the whole thing in with more jokes. But I find the topic has gotten under my skin while I wasn’t paying attention, because every generation has promise, and every generation fails that promise in some respects. How can we not? What is promise if not something that’s impossible to live up to? My boss had to recently make his case to the American people that he was worth reelecting, and it was not an easy process, nor should it be. And in its wake, I’ve been thinking a lot about civility, civic duty, and kindness, and how pervasive and powerful they are, how enduringly persuasive those qualities are in American life, and how I see them all around me, day after day. America is a terribly difficult idea filled with promise and impossible to live up to. Promise is inchoate and promise is what binds us. Some of us died, some got sick, some got rich, some… had bad luck, some of us were fortunate… more than others. But failed promise only truly fails when it leads to lowered expectations.”

“My name is C.J. Cregg. As you know, I work for the President of the United States. This is why I was asked to make a short speech for our reunion. It’s a terrible subject, a terrible idea, “The Promise of a Generation.” So bad, I was going to start out with a joke and fill the whole thing in with more jokes. But I find the topic has gotten under my skin while I wasn’t paying attention, because every generation has promise, and every generation fails that promise in some respects. How can we not? What is promise if not something that’s impossible to live up to? My boss had to recently make his case to the American people that he was worth reelecting, and it was not an easy process, nor should it be. And in its wake, I’ve been thinking a lot about civility, civic duty, and kindness, and how pervasive and powerful they are, how enduringly persuasive those qualities are in American life, and how I see them all around me, day after day. America is a terribly difficult idea filled with promise and impossible to live up to. Promise is inchoate and promise is what binds us. Some of us died, some got sick, some got rich, some… had bad luck, some of us were fortunate… more than others. But failed promise only truly fails when it leads to lowered expectations.”