A March Meme

Comment to this post, and I will list seven things I want you to talk about. They might make sense or they might be totally random.

Then post that list, with your commentary, to your journal. Other people can get lists from you, and the meme merrily perpetuates itself.

Blatantly stolen from popkin16

1. Fanfiction
I stopped feeling shame for my fanfiction adiction sometime around the time I started reading fics in my fifth or sixth fandom. I've strong feelings about what makes a good fanfic, a lot of which pours over into my own writing. (For STaRT, I had links to the Top 40 music charts in the UK - to the week - bookmarked on my computer, along with someone else's carefully pasted together timeline of events. My Guide series saw far more research into wolf habits than I think SM ever bothered to do - and, bizzarely enough, a lot of the use of The Selfish Gene.) I like stories with plot. With something to say. That manage to take the things glossed over or disregarded or blatantly mistreated in various episodes and whatnot and put them together in some coherant picture. I like fics that make me feel something. Take most anything by sam_storyteller or Rigel Kent or earlgreytea68. That's not to say I don't love fluff every now and then but, mostly, I want a story that makes the fandom better. They're few and far between, but... god. When you find them, they're gold.

2. Last two movies I watched
Inception, because it is amazing. End of story.
This Means War, because it has both Chris Pine and Tom Hardy in it. It kinda made me want to throw up in my mouth a little, and was so bad I actually went onto Yahoo!Movies and very nearly started trolling all the people who said it was brilliant. The result was a desperate desire to rewatch Inception (delayed somewhat by lack of disc) and read Arthur/Eames fanfiction to wash the taste out of my mouth.

3. Video Games
I was waiting at Best Buy at 10am on Tuesday, when it opened, to pick up a copy of Mass Effect 3 - collector's edition - that I preordered back in January. I then proceeded to play the game 8-10 hours a day until I finished it this morning. When ME2 came out, I did much the same, barely breaking to go to class and fighting with my brother over whose turn it was.
That being said, I'm really not much of a gamer otherwise. I love roll playing games like ME and KOTOR, but, mostly, I could care less about others. It's like anything else, really. I have to be interested. And ME3 had be enthralled.

4. Favourite Author
Hard one. I don't think I have one at the moment. Granted, I love CJ Cheyrrh and Alistair Reynolds and Orson Scott Card and RA Salvatore and Isaac Asmiov and John Irving, but not all of their work. Not enough to call them favourite. I've a couple favourite books - A Prayer for Owen Meany, Cat's Cradle, Of Human Bondage, The Brothers Karamaov - but no one in particular. I guess the closest I'd come is Garth Nix, but only because I his books are one of the few I keep coming back to, time and time again, despite the fact that they're a) for kids and b) I didn't read most of them until I was in high school/college.

5. Words I live by
I think that, somehow, we learn who we really are and then live with that decision - Eleanor Roosevelt.
You have to keep passing the open windows - The Hotel New Hampshire

6. Place I Most Want To Visit
The Moon. When new years day 2011 came, and I realized that none of the space-faring-ness of 2001 or 2010 had come to pass, I think I wept a little for humanity.

7. If I could meet one person, dead or alive, who would it be
I can't actually think of anyone. Is that good or bad?
  • Current Mood: sleepy
  • Current Music: Inception soundtrack "One Simple Idea"
I've only ever felt guilty about the fanfiction I was reading when I stumbled on RPS...and liked it. Other than that I thought fanfiction wasn't doing any harm :) But I know what you mean about those few fics that just...knock you sideways with how they make you feel.

I had no interest in This Means War and you've convinced me that I will never watch it *nod*

I like video games :) I'm not a huge fan like my brother, but I enjoy them. I thought you liked them, since you talked about Mass Effect. Sorry about that~

I'm not all that fond of Orson Scott Card. I read one of his books and it pissed me off so much I feel instinctive rage when I see his name.

I love what you chose for "words to live by" ♥
I think it's a messing with canon think that makes me feel weird sometimes about fanfiction. As you can tell, I'm a bit of a stickler for details.

I do like video games - just certain ones. Most of them, oddly enough, by the same company. I'm just usually not this obsessive about it (I've told myself I'm not replaying the endgame and chosing a different ending of ME3 until tomorrow, at the earliest, and forced myself to go outside for 2 hours today. Be proud.)

I loved Ender's Game and the Bean books. And am unconcionably fond of the Homecoming series, despite what other have said about it. But, yeah, mostly Orson Scott Card annoys me. It's one of those things where, the more you find out about an author's RL, the less you like him. But instinctive rage? What's the reason for that?

As for my "words"... well, I've a 100+ page document of quotes I've been collecting for almost 10 years now... and it was hard to choose. It can vary, depending on my mood.