Fic meme

Apr. 9th, 2016 03:05 pm
nineveh_uk: Cover illustration for "Strong Poison" in pulp fiction style with vampish Harriet. (Strong Poison)
Courtesy of [personal profile] lilliburlero

Fic Work-In-Progress Guessing Game

Comment with a word, any word. If it’s in my WIP document(s) I’ll answer your comment with the sentence that it appears in.
nineveh_uk: Illustration that looks like Harriet Vane (Harriet)
Something I hate: Birds singing at 5am and waking me up at a time at which I can't get back to sleep. Shut you, you feathered bastards! See also babies, bells, and muezzins.

Something I love: Books! I am not a book collector, though I like to treat mine gently, but love the contents. Have a second one for contrast, being in beautiful outdoor places. It is amazing to stand someone with a stunning view and look at it.

Somewhere I've been: I won't say "Birmingham" because I promoted its joys recently. More excitingly, therefore, Bukhara. Here is UNESCO on the subject. It is beautiful and fascinating, and as UNESCO put it is notable not simply for individual historic buildings, but for its survival as a townscape that gives a sense of the urban structure. Avicenna was born near there, the Emirate survived until 1920 (though it had been a Russian protectorate for several decades before then), and it has a surprisingly good Italian restaurant. It used to have a substantial Jewish population, but Soviet rule was not kind, and the majority emigrated once this became possible. My boss, who lived in Jerusalem in the late 80s/early 90s, when many people moved to there, told me that they were easily recognisable by their gold-veneered teeth, a widespread Uzbek fashion.

Somewhere I'd like to go: Bolivia. It has volcanoes, the Altiplano, ruins, and I've never been to South America. That's a good start.

Someone I know: my mother and middle sister. It is a good letter!

A film I like: Babette's Feast. How the hell a recent Guardian review could give this only 4/5 stars I can't imagine. This 1987 film directed by Gabriel Axel is cinematic perfection. It was shown on BBC2 and my father taped, and it became a family favourite, to the extent that a couple of years ago we recreated the dinner. It isn't simply charming; it is profound and beautiful.

It is also responsible for a moment of classroom triumph on my part, when we were watching it in the Danish class before Christmas, with Danish subtitles, and during the General's speech the woman next to me whispered "What on earth is he saying?" to which I responded "Mercy and truth are met together, righteousness and peace shall kiss one another." I was not, of course, that good after one term - I had realised very early in the film that I had seen it so often that I could remember pretty much all of the English subtitles. I did confess afterwards.

Have the trailer:

If you would like a letter to do this, comment away!


Jan. 9th, 2016 04:54 pm
nineveh_uk: Illustration that looks like Harriet Vane (Harriet)
Via [personal profile] naraht and [personal profile] legionseagle

Rules: go to page 7 of your WIP, skip to the 7th line, share 7 sentences, and tag 7 more writers to continue the challenge.

This one really had to be the Giant WIP....

‘Then there are Muggleborn people like me – a spontaneous magical flowering in an otherwise ordinary family. We’re discovered at aged ten or so and taken off for a magical education.’

‘The world’s little children magic hath stolen away,’ said Wimsey.

‘Something like that,’ Bolton said, with a queer glance. ‘And yet – My father was a railway engineer in Wolverhampton, and his father was a millworker. But I went to Hogwarts with boys who’d been down for Eton and now I’m head of my section at the Ministry and give orders to people whose family came over with the Conqueror. Not,’ he added fairly, ‘that everything in the garden’s lovely.

Join in if you fancy!
nineveh_uk: Picture of ring with serpent, and text "The crux of the matter" (Harry Potter icon)
This was going round a while ago and I had no time to do it. But now I will!

Give me a character and I will tell you...

* How I feel about this character
* All the people I ship romantically with this character
* My non-romantic OTP for this character
* My unpopular opinion about this character
* One thing I wish would happen / had happened with this character in canon.
* Something about them I consider true, even though it's only my head canon/fanon
nineveh_uk: Cover illustration for "Strong Poison" in pulp fiction style with vampish Harriet. (Strong Poison)
I have a day of annoying small jobs to do, none of which are inspiring. Help to entertain me with a meme (seen somewhere on the internet and amended a bit).

Comment with the name of a ship from a fandom I know, and one or more of the following scenarios you’d like to torture me with and I will tell you what happened. Possibly even with a line or two of fic.

Fake dating
Sexpollen/fuck or die/aliens made them do it
Secret kinks
Their first kiss
Meeting the parents
Moving in together
A crossover of your choice
An au of your choice


Sep. 18th, 2012 04:11 pm
nineveh_uk: Cover illustration for "Strong Poison" in pulp fiction style with vampish Harriet. (Strong Poison)
Yet again I have come back from holiday and caught a cold. So to entertain me between watching German historical drama (Nordwand, very good. Now I want to go to Grindelwald again and catch a cold there) and Yes, Minister, I have a meme courtesy of [personal profile] fallingtowers.

Pick a trope from this list and provide a fandom/pairing that I'm familiar with, and I'll tell you something about the story I'd write for that combination (i.e. write a snippet from the story or write not!fic or tell you the title and summary for the story I would write).

1. genderswap
2. bodyswap
3. drunk!fic
4. huddling for warmth
5. pretending to be married
6. what-if AU
7. amnesia
8. cross-dressing
9. forced to share a bed
10. truth or dare
11. historical AU
12. accidental-baby-acquisition
14. telepathy
15. high School / college AU

(I have cut out 13. apocalypse fic, not being in the mood.)


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