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quarterturn ([personal profile] quarterturn) wrote2009-03-20 11:59 pm
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I've been toying with the idea of doing a fic meme, mostly to help with writer's block. I know I for one am sort of freaking out over finishing my BBB, and I know sometimes it really helps to just focus on something else for a while.

[livejournal.com profile] schneestern and I have played around with round robin fics occasionally, and they really seem to help loosen me up so I can get back into the flow of whatever else I'm working on. Would anyone be interested in doing something like that? It would be really informal, probably just in comments. I was thinking something along the lines of a prompt meme, where people could leave one or two sentences as a beginning, and if it inspired anyone, they could write the next paragraph or two, and so on and so forth. It could be kind of fun, too, if there weren't any restrictions on how many people could respond to any part of the story, so if person A posted a few sentences, and person B responded with a paragraph, and person A responded with the third part, and then person C wanted to jump in and run with it, person B could still respond with their own take on how it continued. So there could be multiple threads going in the same fic, different branches off different parts, kind of like choose-your-own-adventure stories.

I caught up on I'm not a hardcore Dean/Castiel shipper or anything, but uh. I probably could be if they keep making episodes like that. It is probably totally weird that it gives me a little thrill every time Dean calls him "Cas". IDK!

I thought I had more to say about that. :(

[identity profile] cool-rain-kiss.livejournal.com 2009-03-21 05:21 am (UTC)(link)
hello there! you are new to my ~collection. )

This fic round robin meme idea thing sounds vaguely intriguing!

[identity profile] quarterturn.livejournal.com 2009-03-21 06:36 pm (UTC)(link)
O HAI. >:) I always feel really awkward friending someone without leaving a comment, but I am way more awkward about leaving comments, so. You get stealth friending!


[identity profile] cool-rain-kiss.livejournal.com 2009-03-21 06:39 pm (UTC)(link)
No, dude, it's totally cool 'cause I promise I am more awkward than you. LOOK SOMETIMES TALKING IS JUST HARD OKAY.

But anyway! Hi! Thnks fr th frndng and all that schizz.

[identity profile] quarterturn.livejournal.com 2009-03-21 06:43 pm (UTC)(link)
SOMETIMES TALKING IS THE WORST. NEEDS MOAR TELEPATHY FOR AWKWARD SOCIAL SITUATIONS. Or possibly just less awkward social situations, because I'm fairly sure I'd fail it up just as much if not more if people could read my thoughts. /o\

[identity profile] cool-rain-kiss.livejournal.com 2009-03-21 06:46 pm (UTC)(link)
lololololol man, speaking of, I was talking with a friend earlier about how writing is hard and publishers should just pull the idea from our braaaains and put it on paper, right. And then I got to thinking AHAHHA MOST AWKWARD BOOK EVER. "Frank edged closer, grabbing Gerard's hand - fuck, did I just get my period. What is that fucking noise and who do I have to kill to make it st - oh, right, AND THEN THERE WAS PORN THE END. :D? :D?"

[identity profile] quarterturn.livejournal.com 2009-03-21 06:55 pm (UTC)(link)
lololol NGL I'D READ IT. I thought once it'd be awesome if they came out with some technology to just siphon images from your head, so you could be like CHECK OUT THIS WILD AND CRAZY DREAM I HAD LAST NIGHT but then I remembered that there are things in my head no one should ever see and things in other people's heads I DNW to ever see.

[identity profile] cool-rain-kiss.livejournal.com 2009-03-21 06:57 pm (UTC)(link)
Well, I would say that it'd have to be pre-selected images instead of just random on the spot so that it WOULD actually be just that awesome dream, but then people would use that power for evil. :((((((
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[identity profile] gestaltrose.livejournal.com 2009-03-21 06:27 am (UTC)(link)
You could hit me up for a little round robin action if you'd like baby.

gestaltrose@gmail.com the same on aol (though I'd need to know to login)

[identity profile] quarterturn.livejournal.com 2009-03-21 06:37 pm (UTC)(link)
I'll keep that in mind, bb, thank you! I might have to hit you up sometime soon. ♥

[identity profile] tarii-cakes.livejournal.com 2009-03-21 06:31 am (UTC)(link)
Ooh, that's a really good idea. I'm really shy about my writing, but I would definitely like to see that become a reality even if I didn't participate. I feel like it would be really helpful and fun.

[identity profile] quarterturn.livejournal.com 2009-03-21 06:38 pm (UTC)(link)
I'd definitely leave anon commenting on for the meme in case anyone felt like playing but didn't want to attach their name. ;)

[identity profile] anothersadsong.livejournal.com 2009-03-21 08:00 am (UTC)(link)
um, i might be interested in that. i mean, i have terrible writer's block, but i could try, at least.

[identity profile] quarterturn.livejournal.com 2009-03-21 06:39 pm (UTC)(link)
Definitely! It wouldn't be anything formal, just for fun, so it's not like it would have to be great literature or anything. \o/
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[identity profile] schneestern.livejournal.com 2009-03-21 12:52 pm (UTC)(link)
I'm always up for round robin ficcage, bb, but you already know that, I think.

[identity profile] quarterturn.livejournal.com 2009-03-21 06:40 pm (UTC)(link)
ILU. I DO KNOW THAT! And we still have to clean up that Pete/Brendon and post it, and do not think I have forgotten about that Frank/Gerard roleplaying fic we haven't finished. :D
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[identity profile] schneestern.livejournal.com 2009-03-22 07:09 pm (UTC)(link)
YES TO ALL OF IT OMG! Mmmm, Frank/Gerard. Lemme find that again and maybe I'll be inspired!

[identity profile] mytimehaspassed.livejournal.com 2009-03-21 01:00 pm (UTC)(link)
dean (or anyone!) calling him cas makes me wanna throw up, but if that's what it'll take to convert you... :)


[identity profile] quarterturn.livejournal.com 2009-03-21 06:41 pm (UTC)(link)
:((( I think it's super cute. Which...is probably not the overall theme of any Dean/Castiel relationship, but oh well! :D

[identity profile] elessar.livejournal.com 2009-03-21 02:15 pm (UTC)(link)
I love round robins so much! I would definitely be in.

[identity profile] quarterturn.livejournal.com 2009-03-21 06:41 pm (UTC)(link)
Most excellent! \o/

[identity profile] thelemic.livejournal.com 2009-03-23 06:01 am (UTC)(link)
Ooh. I'd be all up for something like that, really.

[identity profile] quarterturn.livejournal.com 2009-03-23 08:01 am (UTC)(link)
I think I'll probably end up doing it within the next week or so, I would be psyched if you participated! \o/