sabinetzin: (jr - look at this face)
So here's this meme what I stole from [personal profile] mific, because it looks hella fun:

[personal profile] resonant said: I went to a conference this fall where instead of saying, "Hello, my name is ..." the name tags said, "Ask me about ..."

I loved that. It was a sustainability conference and that narrowed the options a bit, but there was still a surprising variety. "Ask me about organic eggs." "Ask me about green alleys." "Ask me about saving electricity."

We have a huge range of knowledge and talent here. We pretty much know who can draw and write and pod and vid, but if some of you are experts on octopus intelligence or making eclairs or the works of Jane Austen, I would never know it. I wish we had those name tags here.


So here are my ask me about nametags, and you should proceed to make your own, and we will all know so many things we did not know by the end.

Ask me about...

Making charts for counted cross-stitch

Writing dialogue without making it sound like it came from pod people

Pre-Columbian sacrifice in the Maya area (spoiler alert: it's bullshit)

Tips for attending a (large) con, including costuming, spending, and drinking

Death Valley National Park or Lava Beds National Monument

Richard III (the play and/or the 1995 movie)

Public dungeons and the activities taking place therein

The commodification and reclamation of Southern (US) culture

The concept of language, including uses of the word dialect, why you should never ask a linguist how many languages they speak, and why language and Language are different things

Dedication, or why Sabine quit music and grad school


Your turn! Ask me about these many things, or make your own lists of many things.
sabinetzin: (vb - slash friends)
Assassins Anonymous is finished! So here is a meme in celebration:

Account created: 2009-12-14
Total stories: 635

Total wordcount: 1081662
Average (mean) wordcount: 1703
Longest story: Nice Place to Visit (42969)
Shortest story: The Expanded Version (94)

Total kudos: 30004
Kudos per story (mean): 47
Story with most kudos:
-cowritten: The Stark Guide to Mission Reports (1127)
-solo: Enough To Go Around (905)

Total comment threads: 2158
Comments threads per story: 3
Story with most comment threads: Marvel One-Shots (90)

Total author subscriptions: 345
Total story subscriptions: 537
Story with most subscriptions: like the ceiling can't hold us (100)

Total bookmarks: 5096
Story with most bookmarks: Enough To Go Around (373)

Stories with no comments or kudos: ahahaha 44. You have to understand, I imported seven years of fic before I started actually using my account. So. All these numbers are really skewed.

idk idk

May. 21st, 2013 07:21 pm
sabinetzin: (inception - eames is a tomato)
A meme what I stole:

I currently have (exactly!) 600 works archived at AO3. Pick a number from 1 (the most recent) to 600 (the first thing I posted there), and I'll tell you three things I currently like about it.

Go go go!
sabinetzin: (twilight - SHUT UP EDWARD)
[personal profile] bendingwind asked me a five things question! So here is my answering:

What five fictional universes would you want to live in?

Uh, this is really hard, because I tend to like fiction with, y'know, dystopias or constant grave danger and such (I mean, I can't even go to the Harry Potter universe, because I'm just at the right age to have been present and really young at the final battle with Voldemort). But we'll see.

1. The universe of Ghost in the Shell. Still a little dystopic in places, but also really cool.
2. Middle Earth. I've never decided what race I would be. Possibly a dwarf. We can't all be Istari.
3. The universe of The Belonging Kind by William Gibson. Which might if I wasn't lucky just be a run of the mill universe. But.
4. Collinsport. Because the idea of living in a soap opera is HILARIOUS to me, you have no idea. Also, vampires, ghosts, and possibly a phoenix. But no Paul. There never was a Paul.
5. Agatha Christie, A.D. You know what I'm talking about. That fuzzy period between the 20's and 40's where everyone drinks a lot, gets up at three in the afternoon, and throws lovely parties. Sure, people die sometimes, but hey, that's the price of the good life, especially since there never seems to have been a Great Depression. I'd trade it.

Comment and I will give you your own five-things question!

A meme!

Apr. 11th, 2013 12:14 pm
sabinetzin: God A from vase K521 (god a)
From [personal profile] kate (and others): Here are the last twenty-one first lines I wrote in fanfic! Several of these are from stories with multiple chapters, so they are the first lines of the last chapter posted.

Spot the one that's not Marvel for a prize )
sabinetzin: (iron man - save the world)
Oh, why not.

In honor of All Hallow's Eve, I'm inviting trick-or-treaters to my 'door'. Comment "trick-or-treat" to this post and...well, you know the drill. Treats can be anything that strikes my fancy (pics of fave actors or pairings, one sentence fics, graphics, a few words why I'm glad to have you on my flist, etc. etc.). The more "houses" to visit the more fun it'll be, so go ahead, open your journal and help spread the fun!
sabinetzin: ? (dc - answer the question)
A meme what [personal profile] helens78 posted:

Pick any passage of 500 words or less from any fanfic I've written, and comment to this post with that selection. I will then give you the equivalent of a DVD commentary on that snippet: what I was thinking when I wrote it, why I wrote it in the first place, what’s going on in the character’s heads, why I chose certain words, what this moment means in the context of the rest of the fic, lots of awful puns, and anything else that you'd expect to find on a DVD commentary track.

I'd prob. do longer stuff, if anyone was curious? IDK. It seems like a fun time. I do love talking about myself, this we all know.
sabinetzin: Charles Foster Ofdensen (metal - sneakyface)
The unsurpassed [livejournal.com profile] leiascully has given me five questions!

This is more or less a series of inside jokes re: skogkatts, etc )

If you would like some questions or like to give me some questions, please to commenting!
sabinetzin: (interrobang?!)
Dear flist:

I do not want to work. I want to do this meme again:

Tell me about a story I haven't written, and I'll give you between one and three sentences from that story.

Go forth, my friends. I'm only really up for SGA, Avengers, and maybe a little XMFC, tbqh.
sabinetzin: (vb - i have been blogging!)
So I did the 15 14 characters meme, and I actually finished answering the questions!

There were some doozies. )

Meme!

May. 13th, 2012 01:49 am
sabinetzin: (fe - jean-baptiste emanuel zorg)
So why not a meme?

I have, here in my gdocs (excuse me, ~Google Drive~) a list of fourteen characters, arranged in no particular order and numbered. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to give me questions concerning these characters, which I will proceed to answer.

For example, you could ask something like, "5 and 11 write a paper together, who is first author?" (11) or "7, 12, and 4 have a stitch-and-bitch, how does it go?" (hilariously) Something like this.

Go go go!


I have more than enough questions here for the questionings. Hurrah!
sabinetzin: (mae west - he who hesitates)
You know the drill. Guess the things, Jesus sees when you use google. I took out everything that was 1) not in English (sadly this meant I had to lose "Oh Fortuna", but that piece just isn't epic until it comes up randomly on shuffle) 2) by a band I had never heard of (I have 66 gigs of music, okay, I probably haven't listened to half of it).

I left everything in that makes it look like I have terrible taste in music. That kept a lot of things.

Aaaaand, go! )

7x7x7!

Mar. 29th, 2012 10:57 pm
sabinetzin: (marvel - exile's bride)
1. Go to page 7 of your most recent WiP
2. Count seven lines down
3. Copy and paste the next seven lines of text

I went to my most recent WIP that actually had 7 pages in it, and what I found was, like, a SUPER big spoiler for Blood Money. Then the next one was the one Ces and I are writing, and I didn't want to just be like HAY GUISE without checking with her. So this is "Raven Darkholme got to get paid", which is actually the third story by this name, bearing almost no resemblance to this one, except in that Raven is a sex worker who Erik hires. After several jumps, we are at Raven the kept woman, which is the least angsty and melodramatic version, if you can believe it.

But this is more than 7 lines, so.

--

He feels like it's rude to answer the door without a shirt on, especially when he doesn't really need to. "Raven?"

"I've got it," she calls. He sees her change as she walks by the door to the kitchen, hears the front door open; he's expecting Raven to call for him or come back with news, but there's nothing. All he hears are hushed voices, at least at first, but they're creeping towards raised voices pretty quickly.

"Charles, we've been over this. Besides, he's paid through the end of the month-"

"It's not about the money, Raven," a man's voice says. "It's never been, and even if it were, we could certainly work something out-"

Erik puts down his glass, walking out of the kitchen, because now this is his business.
sabinetzin: Charles Foster Ofdensen (metal - sneakyface)
So I won the beautiful, generally badass [personal profile] chagrined in the [community profile] aau auction, and what did I get from hir? Gifs, glorious gifs!

Gif the first: No reason. )

I have wanted this gif for quite some time, because it is the ultimate non sequitur/fuck you. I can anticipate many internet arguments where the solution is to just post it and leave.

God, you have no idea how much I love Rubber. It is creeping up onto the top ten list of favorite movies. Why? No reason. It's just so fucking fabulous. HOW COULD YOU NOT LOVE IT, IT'S ABOUT AN EVIL TIRE. It's not a movie for everyone: audiences are divided rather sharply into "what the fuck just happened, I will never get that time back" and "WHAT THE FUCK JUST HAPPENED LET'S WATCH IT AGAIN RIGHT NOW." The way you can tell whether you'll like it or not is to watch the opening monologue (which ends at this gif); if you do not think it is the best fucking thing you've ever heard, stop the tape and walk away.

It is streaming on the Netflix and there's no reason you shouldn't watch it.

Moving on:

Gif the second: Charles Fucking Ofdensen, that's who )

If you have never watched Metalocalypse, allow me to explain that this is not- on paper- an assassin, or a weapons expert, or any other kind of combatant. This is their business manager. Even the dude who signs the checks is badass enough to get thrown out a window and take it in stride.

Also this is the point where he went from being amusing and kinda hot to irretrievably sexy. (What, you don't agree? Don't make me pull out the Rubber gif again.)

It is the happiest of days.

While we're like, IDK, posting and shit, after your eyes get done hurting from watching these gifs over and over, here are some memes what I found on my flist.

1. What sort of character would you like to see me play? It can be a general description, OR you can choose a specific name (I'd like to see you play _____). Then, tell me why!

2. I was thinking you should tell me about stories you think I should write. I mean, if you could sit me down for a day or whatever and say, "Sabine, 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!
sabinetzin: (ncis - look at my special boy)
Because I am incredibly lazy and I crack myself the fuck up, allow me to just repeat what I said to tumblr:



Roses are red
Holidays are nice
Didn't get you anything
So here is Vincent Price.

Also for you here a meme what I stole:

Comment with a pairing (or friendship!) and I will write you a little snippet about their Valentine's Day. Or something. Ish. Like that.

Now I am off to TA. In the most lazy way ever.
sabinetzin: Dayna from Blake's 7 (b7 - backwards glance)
So here is a thing I am doing now:

Happy Galentine's Day
my thread


Possibly I am off to rewatch Gun Crazy now, which, unsurprisingly, contains more of John Dall, light of my world, and his sex faces, so many sex faces (though nothing beats his sex faces in Rope). And this one is, like, it does exactly what it says on the tin. The only more appropriate title would be Gunplay: The Motion Picture.

Mmmm.

And oh for Christ's sake, how can The Corn Is Green never have been released on DVD. DAMMIT, PEOPLE. I'M GONNA BE DOWN TO WATCHING MOVIES WHERE JOHN DALL WALKED BY THE SET ONCE.
sabinetzin: (jf - pfft idek)
Leave a comment and I'll ask you five (somewhat random) questions. You can answer in the comment or in a post you link to in the comments. If you feel like it, post the meme in your journal so people can ask you for questions.

Here are some questions what [personal profile] telesilla done give me! Makeup, Darwyn Cooke, etc )

Also, have this additional meme, which has been my bane, because apparently my username contains the WRONG FUCKING LETTERS. So now I torture you with it.

I'm running a test to see who's reading my posts. So, if you read this, leave me a one-word comment about your day that starts with the third letter of your LJ/DW USERNAME. Only one word please. Then repost so I can leave a word for you. Don't just post a word and not copy - that's no fun! ;D
sabinetzin: (sga - z is for zelenka)
1. I'm cleaning up my oldest fic, right? Because I want everything from FF.net, Restricted Section, AFF, my journal, w/e, all on the AO3. This is the stuff from way back, the stuff that was the very first fanfiction I wrote consciously, knowing what I was doing what writing fanfiction.

So I did most of this work a year ago, and I imported all but just a few things from FF.net. It is important to note that I didn't read any of them; I just imported all of them and tossed them up. But oh god, there were a few things I had missed, and I read them. Oh my god that was an error in judgment. I just, goddamn.

But now, I've put up everything I can find (though now that I think about it I might need to recheck [livejournal.com profile] bloody_shorts), except for this one story.

It is, without a doubt, bar none, the worst story I have ever written in my entire life. This is not 100% shocking, because it was the second story I ever wrote, following my (adorable and harmless) Mary Sue, and it was the first porn I ever wrote. I remember having SUCH TROUBLE because I was 17 AND THREE QUARTERS YOU GUYS and it was SO SCARY to click the "I am over 18" button because I was afraid of the INTERNET POLICE.

You think I'm lying. You sit here and read all these kinky stories I been leaving all over the place, and you do not understand that I am a Good Girl at heart. I have been known to follow the Letter and not the Spirit, is what I'm saying.

So I don't know what to do about this story. I thought it wasn't available anywhere on the internet except behind a login at Restricted Section, but I just found it on my AFF profile. I'm so torn, because I'm a completist, and I feel that you have to own your mistakes. But y'all, this, this may just be too bad. We may have crossed the Rubicon on this one. I'll damn sure link to the sporking if I do post it, though (if I can find it, it's not tagged on the comm I know it's in).

So IDK. I'm not linking you to it if I post it. You can find it your damn selves.

2. WHY DID NO ONE EVER TELL ME OF THE EXISTENCE OF CAN'T SMEG, WON'T SMEG. YOU ARE ALL FIRED.

Ohhh my god, you have no idea how many fond memories I have of being a tiny Sabine, sitting in front of BBCA watching Can't Cook, Won't Cook and Ready Steady Cook. And if you didn't watch it on BBCA, you missed the best part, because it had American translations at the bottom. Like, it would have helpful little bars when they used a non-American term for something ("The courgette is also known as a zucchini!") or some food item that's not commonly used in America ("Crème fraîche is similar to sour cream" or "Clotted cream is... okay look we're not a hundred percent on what it is, but it tastes pretty good, so let's roll with it.").

That plus Red Dwarf = one ECSTATIC Sabine.

3. Random: Don't tell me what it is, but do you have your credit/debit card number memorized? We're talking about the number proper, from the front of the card, not the account number.

I have always had my debit card number memorized, and this seems to blow people's minds. Seriously, though, y'all, if you have a MasterCard from an American bank (regional banks, at least), the first eight numbers for any card number drawn on a specific account are always going to be the same, and the last four you need all the time for verification; it's only four numbers you have to memorize.

Why is this hard? Am I just being weird again?

I am particularly perplexed by this, because my mother thinks this is an amazing skill, and she has Masters (Masterses?) in both math and accounting.

4. So this is going around again, [livejournal.com profile] pocky_slash being the proximal cause: Post the first sentence (or three) from every WIP you're currently working on, even if it's very short. Then invite people to ask questions about your WIPs. With any luck, the motivation to take that WIP one step closer to completion will appear as if by magic!

The "first" part doesn't work for me- can't be buggered- But here are some bits anyway. I think this is all XMFC, but it may please you to note that the Atlantis story farthest up the queue is labeled "what what (in the butt)". As one does.

The working titles = best part. Also these got real long somehow )
sabinetzin: (twilight - SHUT UP EDWARD)
Give to me some prompts my lovelies. Everything I'm writing makes me want to punch it in the face right at this second.

XMFC (or movies in general, w/e), SGA, Phoenix Wright, Mythbusters, Metalocalypse, Inception, IDK, whatever you like.
sabinetzin: (vb - slash friends)
So here is the five minute comment fic meme, stolen, as one does, from [livejournal.com profile] pocky_slash and [personal profile] schmerica:

1. Clear your schedule for five minutes (or longer if you have time, I'm not gonna turn down more fic).
2. Then look under the cut tag, where you will find ten prompts, all of which are song titles (selected at random from my iPod WMP library).
3. Choose one of the prompts, and - using any appropriate fandom/character[s] (meaning ones you think I might enjoy) - write.
4. Reply with your teeny weeny story in the comments to this post.
5. Repost this in your journal and make your friends write for you!

This says an unfortunate amount about my musical tastes. )

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