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I might be overreaching here, but I was daydreaming today trying to figure out what I like so much about Battle Royale. I'm wondering whether it has something to do with how it does and doesn't play with the conventions of a certain "Rule of Three."

(Rambling and spoilers on Tumblr!)
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For my last couple fic-exchange requests, for the "optional details" sections, I've mentioned things like "I like humor." Which, I'm realizing, is probably an unhelpful thing for me to say. (If for some reason you've been assigned to write for me and are browsing this journal; don't worry! This isn't about my request specifically, it's just me rambling. I like to ramble.)

What I like is dry humor. Wit. Puns. Things that make me roll my eyes or slap my knees. Humor that pokes a hole in the fourth wall. Brick jokes that tie everything together.

There would have been a time, early in my fanfiction career, when I would have said I didn't like humor fics. And by and large, my tastes haven't really changed. So what did? My vocabulary. "Humor," as an FFN genre, became conflated for me with a certain type of crack-fic; adventures of pranksters for pranking's sake. The adventures of the Weasley twins or the Marauders of Harry Potter made me wary--I don't want to read a story where nothing happens except some people playing tricks on others. Similarly crack-fics, where characters are just running around on sugar highs, I really don't like tricks that rely on sort of physical, sensory descriptions of humor--X tricks Y into touching some icky gross substance is definitely a squick for me, I'll backbutton out of that kind of thing.

For reference; here's a list of summaries from literally all the English-language Animorphs fanfiction sorted "humor" on FFN posted during one time period in early 2006 (I joined in late December, 2005).

"okay, so ive decided to turn this into a story! what happens when you wake up and things... aren't how you left them? A FUNNY READ OR SO IVE BEEN TOLD!AND YES! UPDATED! PRAISE ME!"
"The Animorphs get sucked into Fuedal Japan with Inuyasha and Co. Now they have to stop Naraku who has gone to the future and teamed with Visser 3!"
"Chappie 1 O.K Second shot at an Animorph fic. This ones kindof wierd......It is about a Vampire and Andalite. Tragety comes later. Lots of death! :D"
"One Shot.Jake & the Animorphs go to the mall but have an unfortunate encounter with the police.Please R&R.My first fanfic.Please don't flame constructive critism is gratly appreaciated.Thanks."
"I havent updated for a long time, and i'm sorry, so to mae it up to you, I uploaded the rest of the story! :D"

Can you perhaps guess why this genre didn't "take" for me?

In the fandoms where I'm currently active, either this kind of fic isn't as popular, or I'm not browsing in the right places to tune it off. There's still, however, a long list of places where I don't enjoy humor--it's the same as places where I don't enjoy any plot device. Humor relying on the false premise that everyone in a certain demographic or certain scenario has the same principles and the same worldview can make me freeze up and uncomfortably silent. Humor that assumes everyone has the same motivations and goals in life. That relies on identity politics to belittle or to stereotype, regardless of whether you're picking on a majority or a minority group.

And yet I love my wordplay; I love clever characters like Lee Jordan (who I really started loving after realizing how much he had in common with another jokester, Marco from Animorphs), I love bits of potty humor thrown into a story whose author is too right-wing to speak for me in every regard, I love fourth-wall-busting winks thrown into a story whose author is too left-wing to speak for me in every regard (and I still enjoy both of those stories without having to agree politically with everything they say), I love blink-and-you'll-miss-it nerdy one-liners and stealth continuity nods. And when I have to ask for something in my exchanges, well--I don't want sex, I don't want implausible and unconvincing romance, I don't want you showing off how pretentious and deeper than the original author you are, I don't want a crossover with a fandom I don't care about, I want...I don't know. "Humor." Whatever that means.

Resolution

Sep. 11th, 2013 03:58 pm
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I want to focus.

I want to have enough time for the writing online, fannish, roleplaying, and otherwise, that I enjoy. I want to be able to succeed IRL, too.

Sometimes, I believe I have enough time to do it all.

Sometimes I'm afraid.

I need to step back. I need to stop "watching trainwrecks," as they say. I need to stop wasting time in communities and subsites where I'm not happy, where I'm not going to be happy, where I know I'm not wanted. Where I can guess I'm not wanted. Even if I'm guessing wrong, the fear doesn't make it worthwhile.

It's a slow process, of focusing and not winding up distracted and wasting time. But I have to start somewhere.
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(A lot of this might show up in comments to replies, I thought I'd put the whole long ramble here in case people specifically cared about the thought process behind the fic.)

It's Reveals Time at HP Friendship, which means I get to take credit for "Before Peace"! (Also on Ao3 and FFN.) This is a fic centered on the Ravenclaws in Dumbledore's Army during the year of book seven. As a self-declared (and other tests-declared) Ravenclaw, and a big fan of anything that explores the Hogwarts resistance, this was the perfect prompt for me.
 
 
 
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 Last week at [community profile] poetree I "hosted" a week of "Digital Found Poetry"--basically explaining, and giving examples of, various internet accounts that collect other people's content under fun formal constraints. Here's a backup of my posts in order:

Introduction

New York Times Haiku

Google Poetics

Anagramatron

Pentametron



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Three Harry Potter fanworks here, on which I was partially-to-totally involved!

Firstly...The Lee Jordan Show (13 words) by eosrose, Laliandra, croissantkatie, vassalady, jelazakazone, primeideal, kalakirya, thriceandonce, silly_cleo, citrusjava
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Harry Potter - J. K. Rowling
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Lee Jordan, Ginny Weasley, Original Female Character(s), Original Male Character(s)
Additional Tags: Podfic, Community: pod-together, Audio Format: MP3, Audio Format: Streaming, Audio Format: M4B, Podfic Length: 30-45 Minutes, Radio
Summary: Welcome to the Lee Jordan show on the Wizarding Wireless Network, the best show for news, interviews, sports coverage, and entertainment on air! Tune in now!
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It's a forty-minute podfic from Lee Jordan's show--he's one of my favorites, so it was a pleasure to get to write the song lyrics that appear as between-segment transitions. :) The music turned out really well!

First Drafts of the Quick-Quotes Quill (1136 words) by primeideal, magicranberries
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Harry Potter - J. K. Rowling
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Fabian Prewett, Gideon Prewett
Additional Tags: Documentation, First Order, Podfic, Community: pod-together, Audio Format: MP3, Audio Format: Streaming, Humor, Magical Artifacts, Audio Format: M4B
Summary: Fred and George weren't the only pair of inventors in their family. They weren't even the first to experiment in wartime.
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I like "documentation" fic, imagining the actual contents of some famous--or in this case, infamous--fictional documents. So it was very cool to find something like that which worked for the podfic format, too!

And finally, The Fic That Ate My Brain. Written for the "Summer of Slaves" fest at HP Owned...

Ingenious Virtue (1169 words) by primeideal
Chapters: 2/27
Fandom: Harry Potter - J. K. Rowling
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: Author Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Percy Weasley/Oliver Wood
Characters: Percy Weasley, Oliver Wood, Fred Weasley, George Weasley, Minor character ensemble
Additional Tags: Gladiators, Alternate Universe - Gladiators, Alternate Universe - Slavery
Summary:

Consigned from the life of a slave to fighting in vicious bloodsports, Percy Weasley has no idea what lies in wait. Everything from a surprising family reunion to a mysterious old book brings a change from the normal routines of slavery, but perhaps it's Oliver Wood who has the most to teach him about life, death, and everything in between.

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I wasn't immediately into the premise of slavery-themed fic (and actually still don't get most of the subgenre, but that's another story). However, when I tried to imagine how a gladiatorial plot would work out with some of the characters I'm into....well it ate my brain. It'll update weekly on Ao3 and FFN, for a total of, um, 45k words. (Original link is here.)

Also, the Wikipedia research on this was addictive.

So, there's that. If I find time, because I'm procrastinating, I might write up some other random stuff or link to other stuff I've done offsite in the coming days, from lurking other journals I guess there's an interest in more fannish blogging? But my fannish interests change so quickly (I've really fallen hard for all continuities of "Battle Royale," of all things, which I don't think this journal has properly appreciated yet) that I'm not sure there's any kind of an audience, heh.
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There once was a young little kook
Who liked to read many a book.
For hour after hour,
And now I'll devour
Up any which fic you can cook!

(That is to say, write any which fic you'd like--if it means something to you, I'll love it! These are just more optional details.)

Things I like: happy endings, or sad endings sometimes. Friendship, humor (especially verbal or dry, less so slapstick).

I do not like ambiguous endings, issue-fic, bashing of these characters or the fandoms themselves, explicit sex, or rape/non-con, thanks! I'm fine with both gen and ship-fic, though some of these characters are more given to shipping than others. (In general I'd prefer no wildly non-canon pairings for these fandoms.)

(Edit: for all of these I said "General" or "Teen" audiences, that's pretty generic, I guess. I'm fine with graphically violent content, if you think the fic calls for it--can't really see it for Will Grayson, BSC, or Phantom Tollbooth, though feel free to surprise me!)

I would love fic for any of these fandoms equally; given the differences between some of the characters, I have more to say about some fandoms than others in order to touch on most of the different characters represented here.

Redwall

Request: Any nominated character (Mariel, Dandin, Russano, Buckler)
"Anything about the nominated characters! (Not all at once, obviously.) For Mariel or Dandin, I'd love to see something post-canon, maybe bringing closure to their story. I could read them as friends or lovers, whichever works for you. Any era goes for Russano or Buckler, whether that's set at Salamandastron with Russano's family, or a young Buckler resenting the military life! If none of these characters work for you, maybe something humorous with OCs?"

If you're in this fandom, you may know me as Ember Nickel.

For Mariel and/or Dandin, I'd really like something not left open-ended for them--whether that's retiring to the Abbey, or someone reporting on their legends after their deaths at a ripe old age. (Or maybe one of them tragically dies for the other in battle? This could work as either gen or shippy, I guess.)

Russano has a canon family (wife and children), so I'd rather not see him paired with OCs, but you can flesh them out in whatever way suits your fancy. Maybe how he deals with interpreting prophecies on the walls? Or trying to provide more non-violent opportunities to the Salamandastron hares?

I love the idea of Buckler, the hare who doesn't really care about what-whating and military culture, and his dramatic confrontation with Zwilt was a great look at different kinds of heroism. Maybe more of him and his sister-and-law or niece and nephew, afterwards? Or him being the straight man (hare?) to Diggs' antics.

If you don't really like any of these characters, I'd love to see something funny, maybe poking fun at the premise while still not trashing the fandom. (Like, how do all these questers find all these secret rooms, without running across the things that are hidden for the next generation of investigators?)

Series of Unfortunate Events

Request: Violet Baudelaire, Klaus Baudelaire, Duncan Quagmire, Isadora Quagmire, Quigley Quagmire
"I would love to see some future fic with a genuine, unambiguous, happy ending--or, if not ending, narratively compelling stopping point--for the Baudelaire kids. The implied ships with the Quagmires, for Violet and Klaus are fine with me, if you'd like to include them, but gen is also welcome. I love humor, especially for this fandom, but it's not mandatory. If you'd rather do a different era, maybe cute scenes earlier in the Baudelaires' or Quagmires' lives? (I didn't request Sunny but for a gen, sibling fic would be more than happy to see her included as well; don't force it if she won't fit, though!) Feel free to weave in Snicket-esque definitions, sidetracks, and/or red herrings."

My real big request in this fandom is to please, please not go too far down the road into pretentiousness, post-earnestness, "I'm more mature than you so I'm going to leave things open Because That's How Intellectuals In This Century Think" or anything like that. The last few books really disappointed me in that regard, and I recognize this might be phrased kind of awkwardly, so if you're unsure, err on the side of a boring and straightforward plot.

That said, I adored the humor of the earlier books, and would love to see anything riffing on those themes! Feel free to break through the fourth wall if you'd like to go off on "a word which here means..." tangents, translate for Sunny, anything like that! A happy ending would be great, making fun of the fact that you're giving people happy endings would be fun. Or, if you want to kill everybody off, that could definitely be hilarious too! As long as you have fun with it.

Will Grayson Will Grayson
 
Request: Will Grayson (John Green/uppercase), Will Grayson (David Levithan/lowercase), Tiny Cooper, Jane
"This book delighted me and I'm sure I'd love any direction you choose to take it. My memory of Gideon isn't the strongest so I'd rather not see a lot of focus on him, but if you'd like to include him in an ensemble fic that would certainly be all right with me. Given the themes of the book, the importance of friendships and non-romantic relationships was something I'd really enjoyed, so I'd be interested in seeing more friendship stuff with Uppercase Will and Tiny (before or after the book). Or, at some other point, Tiny and Jane (setting up the Gay-Straight Alliance?) Uppercase and lowercase Will going on to be closer friends? Making fun of musical theater plots?"

Some completely optional details that would make me squee would be anything specifically referencing the Chicagoland settings. Maura was not requested, but if you'd like to write about her and lowercase Will, I'd be happy with that--I thought the story was a surprisingly realistic take on the importance online relationships can have to us. Another random plot bunny would be lowercase Will (perhaps influenced by any of his friends you choose) making amends to the math team (anything involving math competitions will definitely make me squee).

Canon ships here are fine with me, so if you're in the mood for writing Uppercase Will/Jane, or Tiny/Will Three, that's great! I'd rather not have a focus on sex, though. And, while I'm definitely into non-ship fic, if Will Three doesn't serve much of a purpose beyond being someone else to break up with Tiny I'd rather not see him.

Baby-Sitters Club
Request: Kristy Thomas, Mary Anne Spier, Claudia Kishi, Stacey McGill, Dawn Schafer, Mallory Pike, Jessi Ramsey, Abby Stevenson
"I've requested any of the main sitters (if for some reason you'd like to include Logan or Shannon, that's fine, but I'm not interested in their other nominated classmates). Fun reunion-era fic would be fun, please not too much emphasis on non-canon pairings if you go that route. Any sort of missing scenes during the main timespan of the books would be entertaining, and if you like humor, I feel like this would be a fun fandom to do dry humor with. (Or crossovers with other small fandoms?)"

I didn't read most of the Friends Forever books, so I'd rather not rely on the background pairings introduced there. I'd prefer to see Mary Anne/Logan, Mallory/Ben, or Kristy/Bart if you'd really like to do something shippy, and please no non-canon ships. Among the other fandoms for this exchange I'm most interested in (besides those listed here) are L'Engle's Time Quintet series (Murrys and O'Keefes), Ender's Game, Harry Potter, and Summerland, which I recognize aren't great with the place and time setting, but if you want to do something really off-the-wall I'm sure I'd be up for it. Stacey's math skills, Kristy's sports obsessions, and Mallory's love of writing were the subplots that most interested me, but I'd be happy to see something about any of the other characters too. Kristy in the last book, recognizing that the others have changed more than her while she's very much the same person she was at the beginning of the series, is also someone who really resonates with me--I think if you wanted to push the fourth wall for whatever reason this might be a good place to do it, but I'd rather not have a message of "it's good for everyone to mature and really change their priorities."

The Phantom Tollbooth
Request: Any character.
"Anything goes! The adventures of the other characters, after Milo's departure? Or maybe he finds a magical gateway into other realms, or later in life uses some mad science and/or mad literary skills to burrow his way back into the Phantom-esque lands? I'm a sucker for nerdy humor on pretty much any level. In addition, if you happen to know the movie-verse, I remember really enjoying that adaptation, although I'm fuzzy on the details (beyond the music! "Henceforth and forthwith..."), so allusions to that would be entertaining but certainly not required. More optional details at letter."

The bad news is I don't remember this fandom in the best detail, so I can't single out something I really want to see. The good news is pretty much anything relying on dorky humor will have my utmost admiration! Short Shrift was not nominated, but I remember enjoying him as a great antagonist, so if you'd like to include him impeding the course of justice he'd be a welcome surprise. Or any other non-nominated (or movie?) character you'd like to throw in.
 
As above, no need to be wedded to this--write whatever you'd like, and I'm looking forward to it already! :)
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 In his proposals for the Turing Test, Alan Turing suggested that a computer respondent should be able to answer--or deflect--questions like "Please write me a sonnet on the subject of the Forth Bridge."

The Forth Bridge was originally going to be designed by Thomas Bouch, but he lost favor after his Tay Bridge collapsed.

The Tay Bridge is memorialized in poetry. "The Tay Bridge Disaster" was written by one of the worst poets in history, William McGonagall. Minerva McGonagall is named after him.

The things you can learn...
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"Things fall to Earth because of the law of gravity."
"What did we do before the law was passed?"
 
Hey everyone! This is Ember Nickel (primeideal), longtime fan and occasional author of fanfic. A few months ago, I completed a long series reread of Animorphs, jotting down things that caught my eye along the way. Starting around book 9 (and Megamorphs 1), I noticed a couple patterns of things I'd like to discuss further. Here, I'll be talking about more of the "science" side of "science fiction." So the intro-y stuff will be a biology refresher course, and then it'll be onto the fandom aspects! (Feel free to skim.)
 
For those of you who do know more about biology than me, I'm sorry if I've egregiously misrepresented any of the details. I'm also sorry if I'm quibbling about something that annoys me more than it annoys you, but I had to get this out there.
 
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Red And Black (1039 words) by primeideal
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Les Misérables - All Media Types
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Marius Pontmercy
Additional Tags: Community: makinghugospin, what is this I don't even, Crack, Card Games
Summary: Kinkmeme prompt: Marius Playing Solitaire.




Elementary (9769 words) by primeideal
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Harry Potter - J. K. Rowling
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Neville Longbottom/Ginny Weasley
Characters: Neville Longbottom, Ginny Weasley
Additional Tags: Time Travel, Magical Artifacts, Community: hprarefest
Summary: Ginny's 21st birthday was supposed to be an easygoing day with her new date, Neville. But when his gift to her turns out to be cursed, it seems like the universe itself is conspiring against them. Will fate push them apart, or can their love survive the tests of the many times they find themselves flung into?


And also a morbid HP fic out in the wilds of anonymity.
primeideal: Wooden chessboard. Text: "You may see all kinds of human emotion here. I see nothing other than a simple board game." (chess musical)
Barricade Day and horror fests and miscellany!

An Old House In Paris (401 words) by primeideal
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Les Misérables - Victor Hugo, Madeline - All Media Types
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Cosette Fauchelevent, Père Fauchelevent, Jean Valjean, Inspector Javert
Additional Tags: Rhyme, Parody, Fusion?, Community: makinghugospin, One fandom to the tune of another
Summary:

Kinkmeme prompt: instead of the convent, Valjean and Cosette hop the wall of an old house in Paris that was covered in vines where lived twelve little girls in two straight lines.



Second Draft (454 words) by primeideal
Chapters: 3/3
Fandom: Les Misérables - All Media Types
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Azelma Thénardier, Petit Gervais, Mabeuf (Les Misérables)
Additional Tags: Mega Mis, Barricade Day, Song Parody
Series: Part 2 of Mega Mis
Summary:

More "Mega Mis" songs for book characters who missed the musical cut. Complete for now, but I can always add more.



The Man Who Arranges The Fans (637 words) by primeideal
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Les Misérables - All Media Types, A Complete History of the Soviet Union as Told by a Humble Worker Arranged to the Melody of Tetris
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: Author Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Characters: Feuilly (Les Misérables), The Man Who Arranges the Blocks
Additional Tags: One fandom to the tune of another, Song Parody, Barricade Day, Community: makinghugospin
Summary:

Kink meme prompt: One of them (Feuilly?) is the man who arranges the blocks.



A Convocation Of Newts (6758 words) by primeideal
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Harry Potter - J. K. Rowling
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: Author Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Characters: Terry Boot, Michael Corner, Anthony Goldstein
Additional Tags: Alternate Universe - Canon Divergence, Dark
Summary:

As Terry and his friends choose different paths in their final year, their brightest classmates fall victim to an unseen threat.



HP Rare Fest starts posting today, and I need to get cracking on Owned and Friendship as well! Just completed a big RL workload/era of my life, so it's party times for the next...week-plus. Hopefully I can fit in some writing as well, but worst-case scenario is all-out party times which shouldn't be so bad. :)
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For a [community profile] poetree challenge; writing the story of these two.

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primeideal: Lee Jordan in a Gryffindor scarf (Harry Potter) (Lee Jordan)
 I found a secret room today
(I wish you'd come along.)
The doors had had nothing to say
(So how could I be wrong?)
I saw poles climb to reach the roof
They formed a shining line:
And if you ask me for some proof
I photographed a sign.
It might be somewhat hard to read,
But I know what it said.
You go and find it, if you need
To find out how it read.
I've read about explorers who
Would all make me quite jealous.
Whether they went by one or two,
They all came back to tell us.
I'm one of them now! I returned.
The door through which I came
Was not to be opened, I learned
--And things aren't quite the same.

A thought

May. 15th, 2013 02:28 pm
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Without going into details, there's a certain, shall we say, political issue of the day on which many of my peers take position A. Given various parts of my worldview and ethical standards--call those X--together with some of the similar political opinions I share with my peers, I, too, tend towards position A. Many other people happen to hold position B, which is (when suitably defined, essentially) incompatible with A, and so, debates between A and B tend to dominate the discourse.

Journalists covering this debate will tend to say things like "well, a lot of people (like my peers) are supporting A, but then, there are also a lot of people supporting B! People supporting A cite reasons such as Y, whereas people supporting B cite reasons such as X. It's an exciting debate! Tune in next time for more from our hard-hitting sources!"

When I'm sitting here going A, to some extent because of X.  I might as well not exist to these people and that...disappoints me.

But! This is my breakthrough thought. I always thought people like me (and I am far from alone) who follow X to arrive at A are just too...uncool or invisible to the media. However, maybe it's just that the media is afraid of pointing out the X->As, because if you accept that X doesn't necessarily support B, then B has basically nothing to stand on. And the contemporary media faces a pressure to be somewhat "balanced" when covering different factions (false equivalencies...this has come up with, say, Republicans being less willing to compromise than Democrats in budget negotiations, but no one wants to admit it because "the Republicans are unhelpful and the Democrats are at least making an effort" is no fun).

So, as my existence demonstrates, the Bs' argument is incoherent. And they are losing. Whether or not anyone knows I exist, we are at least moving in the right direction.
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"In this class," says Longbottom, distantly, thinking back to old cauldrons, "you won't find much call for wand-waving. But, that said, you don't know how or if a straightforward incantation might aid you. Think of Lumos. It's just about your first charm to cast. Or, shall I put it, my first."

That was what scholars didn't think so much about. That fight, staring down Nagini, burning in Hogwarts' old Sorting Hat and finding Godric Gryffindor's sword, looking at Harry's body--was how dark it all was. A silly occasion for a war fought by young warriors, and still a day worth honoring.
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These are just the stuff currently under my username at Ao3.

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Thoughts:
I had to include the "he asked" tag in the first one to meet the three-sentence limit in the three-sentence ficathon, and so that forced my hand for the "he asked" later on as well. (I only included the first of the three-sentence fics.)
I like present tense for Les Miz. I think I already knew that.
I really like the range of fandoms here, in general. Hmm, maybe I should sign up for "not prime time" after all? 
I also like how I have to use line in the literal sense because there are so many poetic things eventually.
The "the planet of Earth" one is a relatively bleak and not-that-funny beginning given the nature of the rest of the story.
Considered on their own, the third of these just might be my favorite.
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Most of my ranting, ficcish and otherwise (Finished HP Rare fest! Need to decide what I'm doing with my life!) is on tumblr, but for now, revel in the wonder that is my Three-Sentence Ficathon tag cloud.

Three-Sentence Ficathon 2013 Collection (1242 words) by primeideal
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Harry Potter - J. K. Rowling, Animorphs - Katherine A. Applegate, Princess Bride (1987), Chronicles of Narnia - C. S. Lewis, Anthropomorfic, Winnie-the-Pooh - A. A. Milne, Chess - Rice/Ulvaeus/Andersson, Kairos (O'Keefe) Series - Madeleine L'Engle, Baby-Sitters Club - Ann M. Martin
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: Author Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Characters: Fred Weasley, Remus Lupin, Ellimist, Original Characters, Susan Pevensie, Eustace Scrubb, Reepicheep, Today - Character, Tomorrow - Character, Winnie-the-Pooh, Owl (Winnie-the-Pooh), Svetlana Sergievsky, Florence Vassy, Charles Wallace Murry, Luna Lovegood, Cassie (Animorphs), Marco (Animorphs), Nymphadora Tonks, Rachel (Animorphs), Tobias (Animorphs), Jake Berenson, Aximili-Esgarrouth-Isthill, Mallory Pike, Vanessa Pike, Arbron (Animorphs)
Additional Tags: 3 Sentence Fiction
Summary:

All my fills from all the fandoms, all in one place!

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I don't do porn. I don't do pretentious post-whateverism. Yet, all in once place, I have managed to find a spot where both melodramatic character death and unapologetic off-the-wall crack are welcomed! It is awesome.

So, a backlog of what I've been up to (minus some fics in the anon collection, although if you squint they're not obscured that far). Testing out the Ao3 "share" function (which I didn't know existed for a while...)

Javert Is Alive (but that's not going to help) (3135 words) by primeideal
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Les Misérables - Schönberg/Boublil
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: Major Character Death
Characters: Inspector Javert
Additional Tags: what is this I don't even, Fourth Wall, Kink Meme, Community: makinghugospin
Summary:

Someone wanted a Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead fusion. I like to think it is not quite as bleak or pretentious as that would indicate.



As One Observes The Stars (4408 words) by primeideal
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Les Misérables - Victor Hugo, Animorphs - Katherine A. Applegate
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: Major Character Death
Characters: Combeferre (Les Misérables), Aximili-Esgarrouth-Isthill
Additional Tags: Crossover, characters not in bijection, Kink Meme, Community: makinghugospin
Summary:

From the Earth Diary of Combeferre-Esgarrouth-Isthill.



Passwords of the Year (826 words) by primeideal
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Les Misérables - All Media Types
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Jean Valjean, Inspector Javert
Additional Tags: Community: makinghugospin, Alternate Universe - Modern Setting, Computers, Hacking, Alternate Universe - Information Technology, Humor, Dialogue-Only
Summary:

Kinkmeme prompt: "Javert is a Troll and Valjean is Very Bad at Computers."



Matter and Time (760 words) by primeideal
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Les Misérables - Victor Hugo, Arts & Sciences RPF, 20th Century CE RPF
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Combeferre (Les Misérables), Alan Turing
Additional Tags: Alternate Universe - World War II, Cryptography, Community: makinghugospin
Summary:

Kinkmeme "prompt" (of sorts): "Combeferre and Alan Turing killing Nazis with their brains."



Drawing Conclusions (906 words) by primeideal
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Les Misérables - All Media Types
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Inspector Javert, Jean Valjean
Additional Tags: Chess, Parody, what is this I don't even, Community: makinghugospin, Humor, Madeleine Era
Summary:

Kinkmeme prompt: "Neither Madeleine nor Javert knows how to play chess, but both assume the other does, and for some reason they think they have to play chess with each other."



Being Notes From The Refreezing, Following A Brief Winter Thaw-Out Of Nations (918 words) by primeideal
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Les Misérables - Victor Hugo
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Grantaire (Les Misérables), Les Amis de l'ABC
Additional Tags: Crack, Community: makinghugospin, Parody, Humor, micronations, Patriotism, secession, author wasn't really trying very hard to find out how "La Marseillaise" actually scans, what is this I don't even
Summary:

...(un)scrupulously chronicled by Grantaire, being chief diplomat plenipotentiary

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I'm not feeling well but I was able to take in some Gilbert and Sullivan, so this day hasn't been a total wash.

Also, I made a collage from wikipedia images, based on Madeleine L'Engle's adaptation of St. Patrick's Rune.

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