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This prompt came from [personal profile] seerofbread: "Titles/categories from fandoms that you apply to yourself. (For example, what Hogwarts house would you be in, or do you even think/care about those things?)"

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It's not something I don't think about, because an instinctive part of me wants to be involved in any canon I'm serious about, and that includes "where do I fit in"-type assessments like this, not to mention that it's hard to avoid as a side-thought when doing related types of meta (character analysis, or contrasting the different categories, etc.)! However, it's not something I get deathly serious about, either; I generally prefer to lavish the lion's share of my fannish brain capacity on other forms of meta. But everybody has that thinly veiled self insert OC deep inside them.

What about you, readers? What categories from fandom have you considered, applied, or rejected?
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My prompt for the 13th was supplied by [personal profile] blnchflr, who asked me to talk about "Characters who are Good whom you like (unless you don't like any Good characters)."

I spent about three days trying to work out an answer to this one, only to belatedly realise that I may be overthinking it -- I kept trying to figure out the difference between good and Good, and it only occurred to me yesterday that maybe the uppercase was just an attempt to distinguish "a morally good character" from "a good character" in the sense of well-written. *facepalming* [personal profile] blnchflr, feel free to chime in with your intentions!

Some thoughts below the cut! )

Well, that got long, and kind of turned into a "discuss two tropes you've grown to hate" meta more so than one on good characters and goodness! Sorry. *sheepish* In summary: I have a lot of ~feelings~ about the notion of "Good People" and characters who think they belong in that category, most of which are bound up in the very shallow, platitude-y way that many canons apply it.


Edit: Just discovered my HTML was borked, and half this entry never showed up! Welp. Fixed now, and I did a bunch of editing, too. Hope somebody notices!
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My fourth prompt was from [personal profile] seerofbread: "smoke". Somehow that resulted in a sonnet for Vlad Taltos.

Sonnet below the cut. )


smoke, n.
1. the visible vapor and gases given off by a burning or smoldering substance, especially the gray, brown, or blackish mixture of gases and suspended carbon particles resulting from the combustion of wood, peat, coal, or other organic matter.
2. something resembling this, as vapor or mist, flying particles, etc.
3. something unsubstantial, evanescent, or without result.
4. an obscuring condition.
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The only problem with rereading The Phoenix Guards is that, by about halfway through, all my writing invariably begins to resemble that of the inestimable Paarfi of Roundwood.

Considering I'm trying to write Homestuck fic, the results are... entertaining.
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I HAVE TWO GIFTFICS! TWO! I AM SO EXCITED!

My very firstest Yuletide giftfics, let me show you them: my Black Jewels Trilogy story Winsol in Brief" (Wilhelmina, with a side of Karla!) and my Dragaera story Snowflakes" (Kragar, Vlad, with a side of Daymar and slash!).
krait: lineart snake with Santa hat  (Christmas snake)
I HAVE TWO GIFTFICS! TWO! I AM SO EXCITED!

My very firstest Yuletide giftfics, let me show you them: my Black Jewels Trilogy story "Winsol in Brief" (Wilhelmina, with a side of Karla!) and my Dragaera story "Snowflakes" (Kragar, Vlad, with a side of Daymar and slash!).

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