Rule 1: always post the rules
Rule 2: answer the questions the person who tagged you asked and make 10 new ones
Rule 3: tag 10 new people and link them
Rule 4: let them know you’ve tagged them
1. Your main fandom right now.
Avatar: the Last Airbender, but I've been reading a lot of Thor fics with Loki. I am ashamed of this.
This fic is glorious! It's one of the best Mai fics ever written, and Lizbee knows just how to handle Mai's uncertainty, and coming to grips with what she has done, and the roiling storm of emotions just under her stoic surface.
Eight Principles of Yong by psocoptera
The pen is mightier than the sword, or how Zuko saves the day via the power of good penmanship.
Great characterization, wonderful world building, and Zuko being cool in a dweeby kind of way. Sweet, a little sad, and a wonderful idea for how Zuko may have won over the Fire Nation people.
The Psychic Neal 'Verse by sholio (the WIP)
In this fic, Sholio proves she has creepy powers to reach into my subconcious and pull out all the secret horrors and put them on paper. She is a horrible person, and you need to reed this to be as miserable as I am. (it's good misery).
3. Have you read any of my fics? If you have, what did you think about them?
Fishing for complements, are we? I've read "Cell" and "In Silence." I liked In Silence better, because "Cell" involves Zuko death right around the corner, and my baby! And "In Silence is full of Hakoda and Zuko goodness.
4. Rain or snow?
Used to be, I would say rain, but I've been having terrible problems with mold allergies, and a good hard freeze really helps kill a lot of things off, so snow.
5. Blood or guts?
Blood. Blood doesn't have to mean major organ damage.
6. The Most Meaningful Song Ever (right now?)
Good thing you specified. It changes so often for me. "Get Out Alive" by Three Days Grace. I know nothing else about this band, at all. I found it by chance, and now I'm using it for a Mai and Ty Lee vid.
7. Food you don’t want to live without.
Tomatoes. I love them.
8. Your computer’s name.
Eugenides. My old iPod was named Irene.
9. The most understated book ever.
Understated? I'm not sure what you mean. Under-appreciated maybe? I'm not much of a fan of understated literature to to tell the truth. Understated is often code for written like a shopping list. As for under-appreciated, the Queen's Thief books by Megan Whalen Turner are way under-appreciated, and everyone needs to read them, now.
10. Movie people that should forget even exists.
I can't think of any. There was no movie called The Last Airbender, and M. Night Shyamalan certainly didn't direct it.
1. Favorite place.
2. Favorite fanwork you made.
3. Classical novel you wish you never read.
4. First fandom.
5. Do you collect anything? If so, what?
6. Favorite book/movie/tv show/whatever you never managed to be fannish for.
7. Favorite season of the year
8. Mountains, or ocean?
9. Has there ever been a book/movie/tv show/whatever that was so bad you couldn't stop watching?
10. Ice cream, cake, or pie?
chordatesrock, ljlee, dungeonwriter, lizbee,sholio, unjapanologist, weirdlet, beboots, lavanyasix, and jin_fenghuang
Anyway, the answers! Here are all of the ones that were not guessed:
2. Dr. Nora Barlow (the Leviathan series by Scott Westerfeld)
3. Tiana (the Princess and the Frog)
5. The Wizard Howl (Howl's Moving Castle and sequels by Diana Wynn Jones)
7. Eugenides (the Queen's Thief series by Megan Whalen Turner)
I didn't really expect anybody to guess 2, but I was astonished no one guessed 5, and also that anyone did guess 6 as Sabriel (yay!). Anyway, everybody should go out and read the Queen's Thief series, now. Your life is not complete until you do.
Also, I've been watching this video of Jason Brown ice skating at the US nationals to MC Hammer's "Cant Touch this" on repeat. It's about all my brain can handle: www.youtube.com/watch?v=YyIfLB_MpA4
1. Mozzie (White Collar) floranna
3. Tiana (The Princess and the Frog)
4. Mai (Avatar: the Last Airbender) guessed by chordatesrock
6. Sabriel (The Old Kingdom series by Garth Nix) guessed by anonymous
8. Alicia Florrick (The Good Wife) guessed by floranna
9. Loki (I reserve the right to pick and choose my canons) guessed by danatheleseus
10. Neville Longbottom (Harry Potter) guessed by luunyscarlet
Things you know so far: 5 is not Tahno, and there are no Korra characters on this list. There is an A:tLA character, but it isn't Zuko. 8 is from a non-fantasy American prime time TV show. 2, 6, 7 and 5 all come from YA speculative fiction books that I have reviewed on this blog. 5 also stars in an anime movie with a wide American release. 6 has seven bells, and fights the dead and the people who raise the dead.
7 and 10: Both these boys like to keep their light under a bushel. Also, a high strung young man like 7 could use a gardener like 10 to tend his fragile flower self.
2 and 9: As a woman of the biological sciences, 2 is absolutely fascinated by the many strange and varied creatures 9 manages to expel from his divine hoo-ha.
5 and 8: 8 has absolutely no problem with heartless men, in fact after what she's been through with her husband and former boss, you might say it's her type. 5 meanwhile, has never been able to resist no nonsense women, especially when they leave his hair care products alone.
6 and 7: 7 loves tall dark and terrifying women, which come to think of it, so do I, and it describes three of the five women on here. You might say they ring my bell. 6 likes her men smart. Very very smart. And give her a hand, she is used to dealing with royal petulance.
2 and 7: Let it never be said that 7 doesn't go for smart women, past all point of good sense, in fact. As for 2, he uh, stole her heart. Besides, there's nothing better to a woman like her than a guy who lives in a library. Unless he lived in a zoo. Or a bioengeneered airship.
1 and 8: Normally 1 doesn't like to get that close to governmental types, but he's made exceptions before for awesome women such as 8, and he's more convinced of the evil of government employees than of politicians anyway. And after all of the backroom deals she has seen, and the corruption and callousness of politicians, lawyers, and government officials, that hurts people and ruins lives, after all the ways she has learned to game the system, his conspiracy theories about fake moon landings seem charmingly naive.
6 and 3: 6 is just the perfect person to deal with 3's voodoo problem, and she's dealt with far worse things than a little
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So what I want is for everybody to leave a fic rec, a gif set, a vid rec, an art rec, something, in the comments, and I'll respond with a rec of my own. Any and all of the fandoms I have written for are included.
How to make a request:
Comment here with a link to a screenshot of your donation receipt. and how much you donated.
Give me a breakdown of how you want your drabbles divided, including word length and prompt.
Requests should include the character or characters you want to see, any ships you want, and a one word prompt. If you want the story set in any of my established AUs, please make a note.
Prompts: 200 words - Mai/Katara - Knives, and 100 words -Hufflepuff Zuko AU, Toph - justified.
As ever, no Ty Zula, NC-17, incest, ships where one party is much older or younger than the other(s), rape, or other people's OCs
Come on, it hit an elementary school and a hospital. We've got to do something.
Tell me about stories you think I should write. I mean, if you could sit me down for a day or whatever and say, "Ok, I want you to write this story for me," what would that story be?
I'm not actually promising to *write* any of these, mind you, but it's fun anyway. And who knows if I'll be inspired!
I know very little about some of the people on my friends list. Some people I know relatively well. But here's a thought: why not take this opportunity to tell me a little something about yourself. Any old thing at all. Just so the next time I see your name I can say: "Ah, there's Parker ...she likes money and cereal." I'd love it if everyone who's friended me did this. (Yes, even you people who I know really well.) Then post this in your own journal [only if you feel inclined]. In return, ask me anything you'd like to know about me and I'll give you an answer*.
*Providing it's answerable/suitable for public posting.
The rules for posting to avatar_500 can be found here.
You don't have to belong to avatar_500 or have ever participated in it before to earn a request for commenting, and if you do want to join to post a fic for the round, all you have to do is click the "join the community" button, and you're in, easy.
About which I will not write (so don't request):
Ships where one party is much older or younger than the other(s)
Other people's OCs
Other than that, everything is fair game.
The deadline to post fic is Saturday December 1st at 11:00 PM EST. The deadline to post comments is Saturday December 8th at 11:00 PM EST.
Fics in The Round So Far:
Marking Boundaries by attackfish
The Need to be Seen by lalunatique
Playtime at Air Temple Island by wolfs_lament
What Are the Odds? by c3childs
Wrong by chordatesrock
Four Element - Air- Third Stanza byclockwerkchaos
How Tenzin Met Pema by lavanyasix
For a story: Hufflepuff Zuko, Secret Tunnel
For a story: Holding This Breath: the Aftermath of Kidnapping Aang
For commenting on everyone's fics: Quiet Shadowed Places: the Cooler
Bonus: Zuko/Toph, all grown up and surviving state dinners
For commenting on everyone's fics: Ty Lee and Suki - Sake
For commenting on everyone's fics: The Grand Lotus puts out a call
For a story: Hama - Katara wasn't her first pupil *Warning for violence and death*
For commenting on everyone's fics: Amon - the vigilante of Republic City
Bonus: Yakone - he owns Republic City
For a story: Lin Realizes Toph is a dirty cop
For commenting on everyone's fics: Pre-series - Korra encounters prejudice due to being half Northern and half Southern
Bonus: Ozai marries his son off into an insultingly low-ranked colonial noble family. Zuko/Kori
Name a fandom and I'll tell you which character I most likely:
1. Want as my mentor
2. Bake cupcakes for
3. Lend my books to
4. Put thumbtacks on the chair thereof
5. Have a crush on
6. Pack up and leave if they moved next door
7. Vote for President
8. Pick as my partner in a buddy movie
10. Want as my boss
12. Want as my best friend
Comment to this post and I will (to the best of my ability):
1. Tell you why I friended you. If I remember.
2. Associate you with something.
3. Tell you something I like about you.
4. Tell you a memory I have of you.
5. Associate you with a character/pairing.
6. Ask something I've always wanted to know about you.
7. Tell you my favorite userpic of yours.
8. Tell you that you must post this in your own journal---- GO!!!!
Also, I made a new Avatar: the Last Airbender icon! (take if you want, but give credit and tell me you took it)
Give me a character and I'll tell you a piece of my personal headcanon. Any fandom is welcome here, provided that I am reasonably familiar with it.
Also, the 'verse has a title now, Kindle the Wind!
Air, Water, Earth, Fire.
Long ago, the four nations lived together in harmony. Then, everything changed when the Fire Nation attacked. Only the Avatar, master of all four elements, could stop them, but when the world needed him most, he vanished.
A hundred years passed and the new Avatar crashed into the ice sheet that borders our village. Although he is the Fire Nation prince, and it's his family and his nation that have brought this war to the world, I have hope that inside Zuko lies the spark of greatness. In the end, he has to save the world.
Front Cover Illustration
The Turtle-Crab and the Hawk
The first time Zuko struck a Fire Nation soldier in anger
Meeting Sokka and Katara
The joys of new bending
Zuko surprising himself by being spiritual and philosophical
Gran-Gran criticizing Uncle's parenting skills
Uncle Iroh finds out
Iroh has a talk with his nephew
Agni Kai against Zhao
Laying Aang to rest at the Southern Air Temple
Momo joins the Party
Sokka finds out the women on the ship aren't there to cook (and learns something, maybe)
Act of Providence
The Spinning Gates
Korra as the waterbending sifu to Zuko's successor New Nomad Avatar
A few rules-
No Ty Zula
No ships where one party is much older or younger than the other(s)
Information on posting can be found here.
I'm not asking for much, just 100 to 500 words. Good luck.
Piandao - Fanfare for c3childs
Blind Sukka Spawn forlavanyasix
Kori/Ty Lee - The Kyoshi guard captures the naughty assassin for lavanyasix
Act of Providence - Avatar!Zuko AU for c3childs, who asked for "Ozai finds a genie in a bottle." I also wrote her two short gag takes.
1. Leave a comment to this post, specifically saying that you would like a letter.
2. I will give you a letter.
3. Post the names of five fictional characters whose names begin with that letter, and your thoughts on each. The characters can be from books, movies, or TV shows.
I got R.
1. Rebecca from the novel of the same name by Daphne du Maurier - This is one of the only books my mom and I actually both like. It amazes me how many different ways there are to interpret the titular dead character. Was she, as her husband says, a glossy, abusive tyrant, the victim of a clever liar who wanted a wife who was more easy to manipulate, the perfection obsessed plaything of Mrs. Danvers? I believe the first, knowing how well abusers of all genders fly under the rainbow, but all the novel gives us is Maxim’s word (much like most abuse cases, fittingly).
2. Roku from Avatar: the Last Airbender (and possibly Legend of Korra) - Roku is like Dumbledore if Dumbledore were completely incompetent at his job (great job preventing your best friend from becoming an evil overlord!) and gave really bad advice. Speaking of which, what’s Aang doing listening to the guy in The Promise? Bad Aang!
3. R2-D2 from Star Wars - You know, I probably watched the original trilogy for the first tie while I was still in the womb, and for the longest time growing up, I thought our favorite snarky droid was a rolling trash can.
4. Richard III as written by Shakespeare - we watched it in my tiny class full of sick people in high school, and all of the boys were absolutely in awe of him for winning over Lady Anne, while us girls were like “Oh please.”
5. Robin Hood from Robin McKinley’s The Outlaws of Sherwood - It fascinated me when I was younger the way that McKinley portrays the Robin of legend as a composite character with the outstanding skills of two people, the clever, angsty Robin who can lead everybody and keep roofs over their heads (mostly), and Marian, the one who can actually shoot a bow and has charisma.
A few ground rules related to my personal squicks:
No ships where one party is much older or younger than the other(s)
No ships that include both Ty Lee and Azula
Meme Closed and Finished.
1. lavanyasix, Avatar: the Last Airbender: Song/Sokka - Nostalgia
2. selonbrody, Harry Potter: Lily/James - Spirits
3. floranna, Avatar: the Last Airbender: Jet/Zuko/Mai - Tanning
4. lunafana, Avatar: the Last Airbender: Teo/Ty Lee - Feather
5. gamiel, Harry Potter: Lucius/Narcissa - Surprise
6. clockwerkchaos, Avatar: the Last Airbender: Azula/Aang - Spicy
7. fanficforensics, Avatar: the Last Airbender: Suki/Zuko - Unagi
8. luunyscarlet, Avatar: the Last Airbender: Sokka/Zuko - Dance
9. weirdlet, Avatar: the Last Airbender: Sokka/Jet - Tribe
10. sheenianni, White Collar: Mozzie/Sally - Unexpected
11. avocado_love, Avatar: the Last Airbender: Toph/Zuko - Understanding
12. sholio, White Collar: Peter/Elizabeth - Cake
13. beboots, Avatar: the Last Airbender: Zuko/Yue - propriety
14. rabidchild67, White Collar: Neal/Peter - Sleepy
Ask me my Top Five Whatevers. Fannish or literary or otherwise. Any top fives. Doesn't matter what, really! Fandoms, ice cream flavours, cartoon moments, women/men in my fandoms, OTPs, ideal holiday destinations, goals for the future, celebrity crushes, books I wish would be made into movies, love songs, anything else you might want to know. And I will answer them all in comments/in a new entry.
The first five people to comment on this post get to request that I write a drabble/ficlet of any pairing/character of their choosing in either the Harry Potter, Avatar: the Last Airbender, or White Collar Fandoms, except Ty Zula. However, if you request in one of my established AUs, please keep to the parings in that universe. In return, they have to post this in their journal, regardless of their ability level. (sketch and drawble memes can be substituted for writing memes, though!)
If you want to play the meme but NOT repost and play on your own LJ, you can absolutely still make a request, but please make a note to that effect in your comment so that I can prioritize/encourage the folks playing along at home. And you know, request fics on their memes XD.
lavanyasix - Avatar: the Last Airbender: Firebender Suki verse, Ty Lee after the War
floranna - Avatar: the Last Airbender/Harry Potter crossover: Hufflepuff Zuko, Over the Summer
selonbrody - Harry Potter: Good People and Deatheaters, Pilfer
coffeethyme4me - White Collar: Peter Catches Neal Drawing Him Nude
Bonus for latecomer grandiose666 - Avatar: the Last Airbender/Harry Potter crossover: Hufflepuff Zuko, Failko
Leave a comment here (can be anything, including just the time of day), and I will reply with three reasons why I think you're great.
In return, you have to post this same meme on your blog.
Seriously folks, I'm trapped in my room with plastic over the windows and towels stuffed under the doors, hiding from the smoke from the Arizona fires. The internet is the only thing keeping me sane. Let me show you some love.
ETA - My sister called, and everybody is alright! I may kill her myself, because she isn't staying with our brother on the mountain, where it's safer but... Cell service is back up, but electricity is down, so she's keeping her phone off to save batteries.
The meme is closed and finished.
Avatar: the Last Airbender:
lavanyasix: Aang - Divorce and Ty Lee - Armageddon
avocado_love: Toph/Zuko - Fluff
hesselives: Peter/Neal - Plans
wyncatastrophe: Neal - Symphony
Closed and Finished
lavanyasix : Fire Sifu Suki meets Jeong Jeong
avocado_love : Quiet Shadowed Places: Zuko teaches Aang
lita_of_jupiter : Mirrorverse: What Are Zuko and Iroh Up To?
archerylefty13 (Hillary) : Zuko Hurt His Leg on the Run and it Won’t Heal: The Waiting is the Hardest Part
floranna : Hufflepuff Zuko: Zuko’s father’s revealed
Inspired by Doctor Who's "Turn Left:" Pick one of my stories and tell me a point in the tale that you'd change. Something tiny (e.g. "and then Harry told a knock knock joke instead of a light bulb joke") or big (e.g. "and then June found Koh's spine and ripped it out before he could crush her arm and steal her face") and I'll tell you how that one difference would have altered the course of the entire story.
I think it would be fun to talk about stories, but the usual memes are like, "What happens next?" "Tell me about Character A?" Which isn't so much talking about stories as it is writing more of a story. But you know how sometimes you read something and you're like, "I got ___ out of this story, I wonder if I have that right?" or "What on earth was ____ supposed to be?" and it's too awkward to ask the author? Now you could totally ask!
I've heard people say that writing is hard because you have to make decisions, but we never really talk about the decisions we make with stories or why we make them. We talk about plot bunnies, but not about how we actually turn them into a story.
And it seems like a lot more fun to do that than to do working.
So, if you wanted, ask me questions! (Or use this to ask your flist to ask you questions).
What were you trying to do [here]? Why did you decide to ____? This is what I thought about xyz, is that what you were going for? What made you write ____? Why did you decide to do this? And so on.
No limit on questions or amount of questions; feel free to ask anything you want about anything I've written!
*Closed and Finished*
Given that this meme has spawned a fair few universes, sorting the fics by requester would be clunky, so instead, I'm sorting them by universe this time.
One Shot Universes:
Another Wacky Day: Sokka3PO and KataraD2 (Star Wars/A:tLA fusion) requested by avocado_love
Oh Come On, Of Course Zuko’s a HufflePuff (Harry Potter/A:tLA crossover) requested by avocado_love
Zuko muses on his fellow ruler, his sister, and the big universal questions of morality NOTE-not actually AU, requested by beboots
Dwarf!Toph (D&D fusion, sort of) requested by weirdlet
Don’t even ask- I don’t even- What is wrong with you, woman? (Kyoshi Warrior Ozai) NOTE- Not AU, just crack, requested by weirdlet
Suki's a Firebender requested by clockwerkchaos
Toph is the one who finds Aang requested by panaili
Ozai doesn’t allow the Dragon of the West to join Zuko in exile: Parts One, Two, and Three requested by lavanyasix
The Way to the Walls: Capture (Buried Alive Zuko) One and Two requested by floranna
Mirrorverse (The Avatar is an evil spirit):
Meetings requested by clockwerkchaos
Aang's Little Crush requested by gamiel
In This Verse, Azula Totes Rescues Puppies requested by avocado_love
Lightning Strike (from this commentfic on a previous meme):
Sneaking out of Bed requested by lavanyasix
Zuko and Kuei, chillin’ together requested by beboots
AU of Ice Flows Through:
Mai, taking Azula's plan down from the inside: Parts One, Two, Three, and Four requested by beboots
Quiet Shadowed Places verse (from this shortfic):
Zuko Finds Out He’s Blind requested by floranna
Zuko Can’t Get Any Respect requested by beboots
Fire Bending Masters requested by Hillary (anonymous user)
Agni Kai During Sozin’s Comet requested by Hillary
Toph and Zuko bonding NOTE- crack, and absolutely not universe canon, requested by beboots
Iroh Dies in S2 (from these three commentfics in a previous meme):
Crossroads of Destiny Parts One, Two Three, Four, and Five requested by beboots
The Throne Room requested by beboots
Royalty Lessons requested by beboots
Attempted Seduction *warning for sexual coercion and slavery* requested by weirdlet
Courting Mai requested by gamiel
Toph Bei Fong requested by clockwerkchaos
Winter When He Goes requested by weirdlet
Zuko and Iroh requested by clockwerkchaos
Sokka and Katara requested by clockwerkchaos
Koizilla Destroys the Fire Nation (from this commentfic from a previous meme):
Song requested by clockwerkchaos
Toph and Aang Meet requested by panaili
Sleepover requested by panaili
AU of Sun Child:
NOTE- Sun Child belongs to weirdlet and an index of fics in that verse can be found here. This AU of the Sun Child AU began in these two commentfics from a previous meme *Warning for heavily implied Rape by Coercion and Sexually Abusive Dialogue*
Zhao and Zura's Child is Born requested by floranna
Zuko Hurt His Leg on the Run and it Won’t Heal (from this commentfic on a previous meme):
Teo and Zuko Bonding Parts One and Two requested by Hillary
Assistive Technology is a Beautiful Thing requested by Hillary
Please no rape or sexually explicit requests. I’m a big believer that there needs to be more gen darkfic in fandom.
Ganked from avocado_love .
Meme Closed and Finished
Despite the fact that I asked for no requests involving rape or sexually explicit requests, my brain decided to take me there all on its own in two instances. I've done my best to warn as accurately as I can in both in a way that the warnings themselves are non-triggery. I'd also like to put up a blanket warning for violence.
for floranna :
Azula's lightning strike on Zuko has some far more serious consequences
Zuko hurt his leg on the run and it won’t heal: Part One l Part Two l Part Three l Part Four l Part Five l Part Six l Part Seven
*Warning for heavily implied Rape by Coercion and Sexually Abusive Dialogue* Bonus: AU of “Sun Child”, Zura’s pregnant with Zhao’s child continued from Zhao: Wedded and bedded (AU of Sun Child), both of which are AUs of weirdlet 's Sun Child AU
for animikii animikii :
Suki’s just as calmly insane as Azula is. She just hides it better
for weirdlet weirdlet :
Zhao: Wedded and bedded (AU of Sun Child) continued in Bonus: AU of “Sun Child”, Zura’s pregnant with Zhao’s child, (*Warning for heavily implied Rape by Coercion and Sexually Abusive Dialogue*)animikiiweirdletboth of which are AUs of weirdlet 's Sun Child AU
Eric Bogle’s “And The Band Played Waltzing Matilda”
I sometimes imagine Jet's hiding a set of stripes under his shirt- how'd he come to experience such a flogging?
for blue_lacquerblue_lacquer :
Zhao helps his chances of being promoted by getting rid of his competition
What Chit Sang did to end up in the Boiling Rock
Zhao destroying part of Wan Shi Tong’s library
The Omashu Earth Kingdom resistance succeeds in killing Mai’s family (but not her)
foravocado_love avocado_love :
Why exactly the turtle-ducks fear Azula so much
Lao Bei Fong will do anything to keep his daughter safe, even from herself
Zuko: Directly after the Agni Kai
Bonus: some fluffy Toph/Zuko, all grown up (not dark)
for clockwerkchaos clockwerkchaos :
*Warning for Non Graphic Rape by Coercion and Description of the Coercive Methods used* Ty Lee is an Airbender Part One l Part Two
At the North Pole something goes wrong with La, and the Fire Nation sinks beneath the sea
foryma2 yma2 :
The story of Lu Ten’s death
Zuko finds his mother (or more accurately, Ursa finds him)
Aang isn’t rescued by the Blue Spirit and is imprisoned for a long time Part One l Part Two
for bebootsbeboots :
S2, Iroh dies, leaving Zuko without his influence continued in Zuko breaks down in front of the Gaang and further continued in The Gaang in Ba Sing Se
Jet decides NOT to gather proof that Mushi and Lee are firebenders before he acts