So there is this meme going around about rec'ing one storyline per Doctor as a Newbie Guide to Who, and since I have OPINIONS I will take a stab.

Spoiler cut for an almost 50-year old show? You betcha. )
valentinite: riffraff from the Catillac Cats cartoon (difficult legal books)
( Nov. 19th, 2010 07:06 pm)
Spent the week dithering about doing Yuletide -- but as nifty as some of the tiny fandoms (and not so tiny, Ace Attorney I'm giving you a funny look) on there are, I think I'd end up failing. So I'm just going to vow to look at the extra prompts in January and have a stab at writing one in the off-season.

Also, roleplaying HMD meme
valentinite: Hector from Catillac Cats has found something shiny! (shiiiiiny)
( Oct. 30th, 2010 10:05 pm)
I am still kind of terrible with image editing, but I'm less fail than I was a year ago, so I will try this out.

1) Create a graphic (200 x 200 max size) to represent your personal "candy". It should have your username on it, but otherwise can feature whatever you want. Make it something special since it's self-representative.

2) Make a post with the subject "trick or treat?". Put your "candy" somewhere in it, and be sure to repost these instructions.

3) Then, go around other people's LJs and reply to them with either "trick" or "treat". If you reply with "trick", they will give you an LJ/Plurk/AIM/etc. dare that you have to perform before taking their candy. If you're too wimpy for that, simply say "treat" and take their candy.

4) List all your collected candies in your original "trick or treat?" post to show off your collection!

don't laugh at a few minutes in an image editor )
Read more... )
valentinite: Phoenix Wright: OBJECTION (phoenix wright)
( Oct. 15th, 2010 12:10 am)
OK I am too tipsy to actually write anything of substance after a friend's bachelor party (where I ran into [ profile] leora who mentioned LJ-support and we realized we had a bunch of friends in common, some IRL and some internet, like [ profile] lady_angelina. It's a small internet.) So I will continue this meme.

Video games: Day 2 - Your favorite character )

The rest of the days )
valentinite: Amber-on-black text saying "with what, your bare hands?" (with your bare hands?)
( Oct. 11th, 2010 07:40 pm)
Seen a variety of places, but proximate cause = [ profile] lady_angelina, here's 30 days of video games. It will probably take me at least twice that long to get through it, as I'll just post another day when I feel like it, but here goes!

Day 1: Very first video game )
valentinite: the pendant from Xenogears (tl;dr)
( Jun. 15th, 2010 09:37 pm)
first, PSA: mobile posting = epic fail typos. Sorry. I haven't been fixing them on LJ comments and plurk unless they're desperately unfortunate. I've been trying to catch them in RP posts but if you see something silly, kick me. The iPad autocomplete/autocorrect is often very smart but sometimes does ridiculous things, and it corrects everything to a legitimate word so the browser spellcheck doesn't catch typos as much.

Second, meme from [ profile] lady_angelina because this is something we could all do more of:

List one thing you like about your roleplaying.

I'm going to go with metaphors and similes. I am not God's Gift to LJRP in anything, but I've worked darn hard at figuring out when and how to make metaphors have punch rather than purple, and I think it's paid off. I'm still finding my feet in that regard with Lana -- I use them more with her than Taura, and much much less than S.T., but I will find a happy medium there.
I am still Obscurity Girl, it seems. And I picked too-obscure options for some of the less-obscure canons.

Note: for who guessed what, see my previous entry. I am just being very lazy here and tossing in the cheatsheet I put together initially.

answers )
valentinite: spock and mccoy (star trek)
( Apr. 25th, 2010 04:41 pm)
I still owe comments and tags, and have a bunch to do around the house. So what better to do than waste time on a meme.

TVTropes meme: go to Better Than It Sounds and find some shows/books/whatever that you like. List 20, let people guess.

Fairly random collection, as I went sort of randomly diving through the lists after a bunch of ones I looked for weren't there, looking for things I recognized that were at least halfway amusing. ...And I added one to TVTropes, but it's probably not any of the ones you're thinking of.

Note: I edited one of these to remove what felt like a unnecessary reference to triggering content.

some of these sound pretty good, actually )
valentinite: Amber-on-black text saying "with what, your bare hands?" (with your bare hands?)
( Apr. 11th, 2010 02:38 pm)
Ages ago [ profile] wariena gave me five questions. Now I'm finally answering them.

Leave a comment with your favorite emoticon \(O_o)/ ~
- I'll respond by asking you five questions to satisfy my curiosity.
- Update your journal with the answers to your questions (if you want).
- Include this explanation and offer to ask other people questions (if you want).

video games and personality traits -- spoilers for Torchwood, LotR, Ace Attorney )
The How's My Driving? Meme

Yeah, yeah, I always post these. But at least now I have a character that's a little more well-known?
I rarely do these writing memes, because I am slower than heck and often fail at writing anything resembling an array of characters, but! I will give this one a shot. You just might get stuff that's very tangential or completely random, but I will write something.

Write something for me. Just for me. Post it in your journal so everyone else can see it, too. A sentence, a paragraph. Nanofiction. Short story. A scene, dialogue, a picture described, a moment, anything. Long or short. But it’s got to be just for me. Tell the world you wrote it for me, even. Mine.

Then feel free to put this up in your own journal, and I'll reciprocate.

And the one that sparked me putting this up, for [ profile] jennifer, because there is no coffee or tea at Landel's:

Lana and Edgeworth, not long after SL-9 )
valentinite: riffraff from the Catillac Cats cartoon (Default)
( Feb. 11th, 2010 11:15 am)
I like memes that are random prompts to tl;dr. So have one, courtesy of [ profile] thebigkaboosh.
Leave a comment saying, "COMMENT" and I will give you five words I associate with you. Then post about what they mean to you, along with this at your journal.

EDIT: formatting fail also fixed; some day I will learn not to post long memes from Lynx.

She gave me Weddings, SCIENCE!, Video Games, Honesty, and Prose.
Pre-emptive cut as I cannot imagine being succinct. )
Meme, from [ profile] astrogirl

Let’s make a TARDIS wave throughout LJ. When you see this entry, fellow Who fans, post a picture of the show to your own journal.

As I am mid-frantically prepping a Superbowl party, I will be lazy and use one of the screenshots I uploaded back when I did a Mel picspam and lovefest for [ profile] loves_them_all. Also, Mel can always use more love.

Behind a cut as it's 627x471. )
First, since [ profile] loosewiring was looking for happy songs, but I was in a gloomy enough mood that I didn't post them then. (yes, this was me failing at usefulness. ALAS.) There was memetext, but it was mostly just "post songs that cheer you up. Then other people do too". So have a bunch of mostly-terrible 80's pop.

a zillion embedded videos behind the cut )

And, ganked from [ profile] puddingtreat, another state-of-the-muse report meme:

no videos, just tl;dr and html tables galore )
valentinite: The Goodyear Blimp over the Cleveland footbal stadium (goodyear over cleveland stadium)
( Nov. 23rd, 2009 01:48 pm)
I am getting very, very tired of headaches on days off. And it's not due to too much sleep -- this one woke me up at 4 am, and then I had to get up fairly early anyways because we had a locksmith coming. But it seems to succumb to the twin powers combined of ibuprofen and caffeine, so I should be ok.

And a meme, ganked from Ty and Pyra and like 2/3 of my f'list after that:

You know how sometimes people on your friendslist post about stuff going on in their life, and all of a sudden you think "Wait a minute? Since when were they working THERE? Since when were they dating HIM/HER? Since when???" And then you wonder how you could have missed all that seemingly pretty standard information, but somehow you feel too ashamed to ask for clarification because it seems like info you should already know? It happens to all of us sometimes.

Please copy the topics below, erase my answers and put yours in their place, and then post it in your journal! Please elaborate on the questions that would benefit from elaboration. One-Word-Answers seldom help anyone out. (:

short meme is not that long but still cut-length )
Well, I asked [ profile] lady_angelina a question, so I suppose I ought to post this myself. I reserve the right to potentially answer with a second f'locked post as this is one is completely open.

The problem with LJ: we all think we are so close, but really, we know nothing about each other. So I want you to ask me something you think you should know about me. Something that should be obvious, but you have no idea about. Ask away.

Then post this in your LJ and find out what people don't know about you.
I wasn't going to do this meme, since a bunch of the questions struck me as dumb. But it's ~half the posts of actual people on my f'list, and I cannot resist the herd. Theoretically ganked from [ profile] lady_angelina as hers was the one I copypasted from.


And with that complete I can go to sleep like I should have a half hour ago.
valentinite: (dice)
( Aug. 14th, 2009 06:50 pm)
I've only had this sitting around for aaaages privatelocked because I had one or two icons on the to-make list. I made one of them recently -- the only other thing I am missing is a *facepalm* icon and that is not actually on the list.

So, without further ado, that icon meme. Because RP characters with no representational art and no PB can have expressions too.

the character expression meme table for Sangamon Taylor )
valentinite: riffraff from the Catillac Cats cartoon (Default)
( Jul. 3rd, 2009 04:54 pm)
Seen on the way here: a sign for Mello's Trucking, which is a thoroughly odd mental image.

Blake's 7 is still good but none of the characters are grabbing me and making me really care. Not terribly surprising -- it's rare that most of those archetypes will grab me. Except for Blake, who is the sort of idealist I usually like, but I can't seem to warm to him either.

And a meme, ganked from [ profile] stopcounting

→ why I decided to play this character
→ my favorite scene or bit of interaction concerning this character to date
→ my favorite original aspect about this character (world-building for ocs or head-canon for fcs)
→ the last thing they did "off screen"
→ what their last words would be if they died tomorrow
→ what the next thing I'm doing for them is (narrative, post, shelving, whatever)

→ I will tell you what character of yours I'd like to play mine against
→ you may ask me as many free questions as you want, always

All my RP journals are here and the unused ones are marked, though I'll answer the parts I can for the ones I haven't played.
I tried to do that yes/no meme. I am pathetically incapable of removing explanations and footnotes* and so I gave up.

*I was the only person, once, at a conference with ~200 papers or some such number, to have footnotes beyond the obligatory one for author's affiliation/email on the first page. I <3 footnotes. I blame classics, where it's a good page if the footnotes are shorter than the non-footnote text. And my grandmother, who is so much more rambly than I am it's absurd.


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