Writing meme

Snagged from my flist and figured, why not?:

So reblog this if I can pop into your box and ask you questions about writing. And you can ask them to me if you really want to.

1. Which is your favorite of the fics you've written for X fandom?
2. Favorite piece overall?
3. Which was the hardest to write, in terms of plot?
4. Which has the most "you" in it, however you'd define that?
5. What is an image/set of images that you're particularly proud of?
6. Idea that you always wanted to write but could never make work?
7. Least favorite plot point/chapter/moment?
8. Favorite plot point/chapter/moment?
9. Favorite character to write?
10. Favorite line or lines of dialogue that you've written
11. If I'm showing off just one of your pieces to someone, which one should it be?
12. What WIPs do you have going now? Are you excited about them?
13. Are there any things that might have happened in any of your stories, but you changed them at the last minute? (So-and-so dies, they don't actually kiss, main character has long extended ballet-based dream sequence, etc.)
14. Would you want to write canon for any of your fandoms (like be hired by showrunner to do an episode)? Which one?
15. Does font matter to you when you're writing a draft?
16. 3 favorite comments ever received on fanfic.
17. Any mean comments? How'd you deal with it? Who laid the smackdown?
18. If you could go back and revise one of your older stories, which would it be?
19. Do you make up scenes at work/on the bus/at the gym? Who are the characters that pop up the most? Do you write them down?
20. Go nuts, and talk about writing.

Letter meme

lindahoyland gave me the letter E. Comment if you'd like a letter.

Something I hate: earwax

Something I love: Ents

Somewhere I've been: England (and Scotland and Wales)

Somewhere I'd like to go: Edinburgh

Someone I know: Emilee, my niece

A film I liked: Ever After

Hobbit 3

I saw a clip today in which Thranduil refuses to take his elves to Ravenhill to warn Thorin that the dwarves are about to be overrun, deciding instead that he's lost enough elves and is done with the battle.  So Bilbo runs off to warn Thorin himself.  *blink*  I know PJ has read the book, but I think perhaps he read a different version of the book than I.

In the version I read, it says, "On all this Bilbo looked with misery.  He had taken his stand on Ravenhill among the elves – partly because there was more chance of escape from that point, and partly (with the more Tookish part of his mind) because if he was going to be in a last desperate stand, he preferred, on the whole, to defend the Elvenking." (Chapter 17 - the Clouds Burst, page 286)
Now, I may be misinterpreting that passage, but the way I read it is that Thranduil is 1. still thoroughly involved in the fight, and 2. on Ravenhill.

(I wrote an essay on the Elvenking way back in 2003-ish when he was being slandered in fanfic -- slander which is of course now nearly movie-canon, but if anyone is interested, the essay can be found: or

*sigh*  I'm not sure I've ever been so excited about a movie that I so simultaneously dreaded.

Tolkien community

There are so many Tolkien communities out there already, I don't know if there's any interest in another, but, all the same, I do have one. At the moment, it's pretty much just an archive for my own stories; the intention was for it to archive more than just my own stories. So if anyone might be interested, I invite you to check it out:

BoFA trailers

Not sure how I feel about it...  It looks epic, but it also looks like it might make me twitch even more than the Elves marching into Helm's Deep made me twitch.  *sigh*

Halloween meme

Saw this over on alexcat's journal and since I'm trying to get my flabby writing muscles worked back into shape, I decided why not... Even my flabby writing muscles ought to be able to manage a drabble or two:

In honor of All Hallow's Eve, I'm inviting trick-or-treaters to my door

Comment with "Trick or Treat" to this post and I will give you a treat for Halloween! ^_^

As my treats I promise to write at least a drabblet for everyone, for a chosen fandom if you want. If you don't give me a fandom, I'll choose one from your profile page.

PLEASE INCLUDE SOME SORT OF HELPFUL HINT TO SPUR ME ON...whether it's characters, a scenario, a theme, a picture for inspiration.

The more "houses" to visit the more fun it'll be, so go ahead, open your journal and help spread the fun!