laurus_nobilis: (Drossie godmodes my dreams)
I'll probably regret this one, but it's so, so shiny:

Pick one of my stories and I will tell you the first line of its sequel. Even if I was never actually planning to write a sequel. Even if it already has a sequel -- I'll give you the first line of another version of its sequel!
laurus_nobilis: (Pile of books)
Gente, ayúdenme a hacer publicidad:

El lunes abro [ profile] amarganz, una comunidad para escribir historias originales en español. Va a ser bien relajada, con un post por semana con varios temas que sirvan para inspirarse: imágenes, música, etc. La idea es usarlos como disparador e ir subiendo historias durante la semana.


O al menos avisen en sus LJs que esto existe.
laurus_nobilis: (Crossover time!)
First, the list, planned in advance and randomized through because I can:

1. Iroh (Avatar: the Last Airbender)
2. Gaius (BBC Merlin)
3. Mei Chan (Fullmetal Alchemist)
4. Alex Armstrong (Fullmetal Alchemist)
5. Katara (Avatar: the Last Airbender)
6. Prowl (Transformers: Animated)
7. Ema Skye (Ace Attorney)
8. Amy Pond (Doctor Who)
9. Starscream (Transformers G1)
10. Luna Lovegood (Harry Potter)
11. Skyfire (Transformers G1)
12. Gwen (BBC Merlin)
13. Donna Noble (Doctor Who)
14. Alphonse Elric (Fullmetal Alchemist)
15. Optimus Prime (Transformers: Animated)

And now, the answers! )
laurus_nobilis: (Drossie godmodes my dreams)
The Great A-Z Multifandom Drabbling Meme!

This is how it works:

1. Pick a letter.
2. Pick a prompt that starts with that letter (ex. P is for Porn). <-- THIS IS A VERY BAD EXAMPLE FOR LAURUS AND YOU SHOULD KNOW THAT :P
3. Pick a fandom and a character/pairing/platonic relationship.

-You can claim up to two letters and you can't claim a letter that's already claimed.
-Fandoms: Doctor Who, Transformers (Animated and G1), Harry Potter, Avatar: the Last Airbender, Ouran, Fullmetal Alchemist, Apollo Justice, The Dresden Files (but only up to Death Masks), Merlin, Okami.
-Asking for genderbends and AUs it's okay. Laurus's added note: And crossovers, of course =D

A. Amor | Ema + Neil (Ace Attorney/Transformers AU)
B. Boys | Murph + Donna + Harry + Doctor (Mansión RPG or Dresden Files/Doctor Who)
C. Cookies | Sari + Autobots (Transformers: Animated)
D. Darling heart, I loved you from the start, but you'll never know what a fool I've been | Eleven + Amy or Eleven/River (Doctor Who)
F. Fiesta | Megatron + Sumdac (Transformers: Animated)
G. Getting there | G1!Optimus + TFA!Optimus (Transformers G1/Transformers: Animated)
H. Horizonte | Ammy + Waka (Okami)
L. Location, location, location | Marcone + Kyouya (Dresden Files/Ouran)
M. Mañana | Gaang (Avatar)
O. Over again | Nekozawa + Tamaki (Ouran)
P. Pirotecnia | Toph + Zuko (Avatar)
S. Sun | Harry (or any TDF character) + Ammy (Dresden Files/Okami)
U. Ups | Gaius + Doctor (Merlin/Doctor Who)
W. Weeds | Neville (Harry Potter)
Y. You are what you love | Eleven + Amy or Eleven/River (Doctor Who)
laurus_nobilis: (Chibi giant robots)
Sooo... there are a lot of things I should be writing. A lot. And at least two of them have a deadline.

But then this came up in a meme, and, well. You can guess where this is going:

Five Times Starscream and Skyfire Came Home to Write Really Weird Papers

... there is no return.

(And yes, that does mean five different crossovers, why would you even ask? :P)
laurus_nobilis: (Prime is everyone's dad)
Una vez [ profile] solesakuma me dijo, en broma, "Megatron es la próxima Regeneración del Master".

Yo le respondí, también en broma, "Bueno, Megatron es de los dos o tres que reviven misteriosamente... y en la original "regenera" en Galvatron..."

Y con el tiempo, esa semillita germinó y creció se transformó en esto.


I'm sorry. I'm so sorry.

(Y prometo que también voy a escribir algo de humor en ese AU, que en realidad ésa era la idea.)
laurus_nobilis: (Plot bunny)
Chasing away that pesky writer's block.

1. Pick a character, pairing, or fandom you like.
2. Turn on your music player and put it on random/shuffle.
3. Write a drabble related to each song that plays. You only have the time frame of the song to finish the drabble; you start when the song starts, and stop when it's over. No lingering afterwards!
4. Do ten of these, then post them.

The fandom is Doctor Who, because my music is pretty varied and I didn't know just how blocked I'd be, so I went for a fandom where anything goes. :P Both New Who and Classic made their way here.

SPOILERS UP TO THE END OF SEASON THREE, for the couple of you guys who are still watching this, though I'm not sure how spoiled you are already.

ten drabble thingies )

... I feel like I should apologize to Cibrián for #9. >.> (Also, since when do I write Doctor/Master? That came out of nowhere.)

Anyway, that was fun! I want to try it with other fandoms now. TFA is teeeeempting.
laurus_nobilis: (Fangirl squeeing)

*falls asleep*
laurus_nobilis: (obligatory writing icon)
Give me a character or pairing (or several characters for genfic!) and a prompt. I'll write you 2-4 lines of fic.

x Up to four requests by person.
x Asking for something more specific is fine, but the basics of the meme must be there.
x Time to write the requests: 1 hour after the comment is posted. (I reserve the right to reply in Spanish if the requester speaks it and it makes my life easier).
x Crossovers are welcome and encouraged.

The fandoms:

1. Card Captor Sakura
2. xxxHOLiC (plus the Soel and Larg book)
3. Harry Potter
4. Doctor Who
5. Avatar
6. Fullmetal Alchemist (manga canon only, since I don't remember much about the anime)
7. Princess Tutu
8. Ouran
9. Pirates of the Caribbean
10. Lord of the Rings
11. Discworld
12. Good Omens
13. Mansión!verse I'm going to regret this, aren't I.
14. And for anything else you know I like and isn't on this list, just ask. Maybe I just forgot. Maybe I thought I wouldn't dare and I like your prompt. Go wild!

Also: Adopt one today!

Meme, again

Jul. 2nd, 2008 04:49 pm
laurus_nobilis: (obligatory writing icon)
The Hypothetical AU Meme: Take any one of the fandoms you know I write in, and give me a type of AU (space opera AU, pirate AU, superhero AU, Ancient Rome, etc). I will then explain what story from your chosen fandom I would write for your chosen type of AU.
laurus_nobilis: (obligatory writing icon)
... I opened a ficlet meme. Then work attacked me, but I didn't forget.

For [ profile] yaired: Iroh and a new teashop (this is pure guesswork, so there are no spoilers)

Dynasties, Iroh mused, were a funny thing )

* * *

For [ profile] ayasugi_san: Eriol and Kaho, meeting

He can’t even remember when he saw her for the first time )
laurus_nobilis: (obligatory writing icon)
Yes, I do have things to write, but I'm not inspired for any of them. So.


Fandom(s), character(s) or pairing and a prompt, please. ♥
laurus_nobilis: (Default)
That isn't news, of course. But today I love him specifically because of this:

I think that rule number one for book reviewers should probably be Don't Spend The First Paragraph Slagging Off The Genre. Just don't. Don't start a review of romance books by saying that all romance books are rubbish but these are good (or just as bad as the rest). Don't start a review of SF by saying that you hate all off-planet tales or things set in the future and you don't like way SF writers do characters. Don't start a review of a University Adultery novel by explaining that mostly books about English professors having panicky academic sex bore you to tears but. Just don't. Any more than a restaurant reviewer would spend a paragraph explaining that she didn't like Chinese food, or French, or barbeque normally... It just makes people think you're not a very good reviewer.

One can assume that if a reviewer is reviewing a book then it's interesting enough to be reviewed. If you as a reviewer, begin by explaining why you don't like a genre, then you put up the backs of everyone who does, and is interested, and probably would be reading your review in the first place. And you lay yourself open to the cardinal sin of dim reviewers, which is excusing something from a genre because it's good.

Just assume that horror, or YA, or whatever it is, deserves the attention you're giving it, and then review it as best you can.
laurus_nobilis: (obligatory writing icon)
The Feedback Meme:

1. Comment in the post with your username. (If you are not a writer, skip ahead to step 3.)
2. People will reply to your comment with positive feedback about your fic. It could just be one of your fics, it could be all of your fics. Whatever they feel like feedbacking.
3. You go through the other comments and leave feedback for other people.
4. Everyone basks in the glow of fandom love.

My thread.

* * *

And the other one:

1.) What is your overall impression of my writing?
2.) Is there something you think I do well?
3.) What do you think I could improve on?
4.) Which of my fics did you like best, and why?
5.) What would you like to see me write more of? (ship/genre/whatever)

Happy 2008!

Jan. 1st, 2008 11:54 am
laurus_nobilis: (obligatory writing icon)
And, as usual, have a fanfic meme:

fanfic year in review )
laurus_nobilis: (obligatory writing icon)
What do you think are the "trademarks" of the fiction that I write? What type of themes or characterization notes or quirks keep on manifesting in my writing? Essentially, what do you think is a stereotypically "[ profile] laurus_nobilis" way of writing fic?
laurus_nobilis: (Merlin)
The full version of the cover for TRC volume 20 is gorgeous. It also has CCS!Clow's sun staff, as opposed to the moon staff he had on an older splash page. I... I think I'll turn off my brain and hope for the best.

Please don't be the same guy. Please.

* * *

Anyway. Drabbles.

1. For [ profile] helga_b: Luna and a car. Completely spoiler-free.

and Ginny, just because )

* * *

2. For [ profile] arcadia_: Merlin, Clow and Yuuko. There was also supposed to be a willow tree but it didn't make it there. D:

Disney!Merlin this time )


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