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The writin' meme: Post the first lines from each of your 25 most… - Thanks, ants.
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The writin' meme: Post the first lines from each of your 25 most recent fanfic pieces and try to find a pattern.



Um. They have...vowels? And those other kind of letters, the hard ones? Continents!

They're all Hot Fuzz unless it says otherwise. Goes back to 2005, but you still miss the Phantom Menace play in the style of Samuel Beckett.

1. Like some avenging...angel, the swan appeared in the rear-view mirror, looking very, very shirty. (The Silent Partner)

2. When you looked at it a certain way, the whole thing was Nicholas Angel's fault. (Mr Staker's Holiday -- viedma and I both hammered on this sentence for months)

3. The NWA were some of the strangest customers the Crown Prosecution Service had ever dealt with. (A Boy's Book of Practical Magic to Mystify, Baffle and Entertain)

4. FANDOM: The Star Wars universe. Though I think calling it a 'fandom' is in many ways demeaning to George Lucas' vision. 'Imaginarium' might be a better term, or 'shared dreamworld.' (Garth Marenghi's "Prelude to More Revenge of a Sith" [Garth Marenghi's Darkplace/Revenge of the Sith])

5. "Agrafollyerbs. Argrafollyerbs." ("Mornspare")

6. Bass thumping as loud as local ordinances permitted, Mrs Upholder's van pulled into its usual spot in the Market Square. (June 30th [HF/Doctor Who])

7. It was a lovely spring evening in Sandford. (Stars Fall on Sandford)

8. "I fuckin' hate fuckin' sheep so fuckin' much," said Andy Wainwright. (Lambs)

9. His heart was small and hard and black, made from a bit of clay stamped with arcane symbols. (Curse of the Cuddly Monkey!)

10. Monday is the day new videos are released. (Celt Teffnan Against the World Crime League)

11. "Nicholas." (Christmas Number One)

12. Constructing quarter-scale trebuchet in Callahan Park. (Danny Butterman's Terrible Ideas)

13. They were a police force -- service -- in the sense that they technically existed. (The Bellman's Map)

14. "It would appear the heavens have opened." (Five Things that Never Happened in Sandford, Gloucestershire)

15. There are times in a person's life when simple patience is rewarded with advancement. (Behold a Pale Horsie)

16. The theme for the evening is cognitive dissonance. (Crazy)

17. Danny Butterman was in love. (She's Really Called Rosemary)

18. They're tired, cold, and wet, wrapped in waffly, ineffectual blankets. (Blue Fury)

19. Many years ago, in Kyoto, there lived a young boy named Nikorasu. (Shonen Jump presents "Fiery New Bear Ronin Squad!")

20. "I want to do what you do." (Faithful Departed)

21. It's not an easy thing for an action film fan to admit, but Tarantino wasn't Danny Butterman's favorite. (Changing Rooms)

22. Euphemisms for Sex that Danny Butterman is Never, Ever Allowed to Use Again: (Tacked to the Fridge)

23. It was, as the fellow had said, another beautiful day in God's country. (Don't)

24. Once, in primary school, Katie Aaronson (Aaron A.'s dad's stepsister, who married Jimmy from the newsagent's) had put a large saucepan over Danny Butterman's head and banged on it with a wooden block. (Turkey with Fireworks)

25. Once upon a time, Harry Potter went to Boston, or possibly Chicago, I can't really tell, and was killed by a mugger. (My First Harry Potter/Crossing Jordan Story!)

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goddessdster From: goddessdster Date: August 29th, 2008 08:40 pm (UTC) (linkage)
Wow. That's quite a collection. I do not have that many fanfics. In fact, including original stories, I have (counts 7...8...12?) 13 total. And one is a Phantom Menace story.

Edited at 2008-08-29 08:41 pm (UTC)
annlarimer From: annlarimer Date: August 30th, 2008 02:59 am (UTC) (linkage)

"That monster is evil!" Mulder cried.

If it'd gone back a leeeeeeetle further, there would've been a half dozen or so that started "Once upon a time." But with more corpses being eaten than is usual for stories starting with "Once upon a time."
goddessdster From: goddessdster Date: August 30th, 2008 03:07 am (UTC) (linkage)

Re: "That monster is evil!" Mulder cried.

Oh, yeah. I have those too. But they all have horses in them.
dr_tectonic From: dr_tectonic Date: August 29th, 2008 10:58 pm (UTC) (linkage)
They're all Hot Fuzz unless it says otherwise.

I think that's your pattern. ;P

I have a whopping three fic finished, and one I'm currently working on.

Like A Fish: "Danny, what's this?" Nicholas Angel contemplated a stuffed... something.

Fancy Dress: In years previous, Halloween had been rather a discouraged holiday in Sandford, what with the potential for prank-related property damage and general unsightliness.

The Spot: It was not a story that he would ever tell anyone, because it was intensely unromantic and embarrassing at the same time that it was deeply personal and meaningful, but Danny Butterman knew the exact moment when he realized that Nicholas Angel loved him just as much as he loved Nick.

[Title Still Secret]:
In the month and a half since their station house exploded, the Sandford Police Service had collectively managed to get themselves healed up and released from the hospital in Buford Abbey, hand investigation and cleanup of the NWA case over to a special task force based in Bristol (after a suitably arduous series of briefings and depositions, of course), take some mandated vacation time for counseling and emotional recovery, and begin to get settled into their temporary digs in the old vacant bookshop on the main street.

The pattern I see here is: Jeezus Christ am I wordy! Shut up already!

I blame Nick & Danny. They just keep talking. About stuff. That's why I'm still not finished with the new one; they can't just do things, they have to keep nattering on and being all charming and entertaining while they do it. Bastards.
annlarimer From: annlarimer Date: August 30th, 2008 02:55 am (UTC) (linkage)
INORITE! They won't. Stop. Talking. It's like sitting on a plane next to Alexander Scott and Kelly Robinson. Except with less poison and gunfire.

Well, less poison.

koshiroryuu From: koshiroryuu Date: September 2nd, 2008 03:26 am (UTC) (linkage)
It's like sitting on a plane next to Alexander Scott and Kelly Robinson.

I love you.
annlarimer From: annlarimer Date: September 2nd, 2008 03:31 am (UTC) (linkage)
:D

Robert Altman learned everything he knew from Kelly and Scotty.
alpha_orionis_v From: alpha_orionis_v Date: August 30th, 2008 08:28 am (UTC) (linkage)
You've got nearly the exact same pattern as mine. All Hot Fuzz, except for the very last one (only you've got one extra that's not HF).

Edited at 2008-08-30 08:29 am (UTC)
viedma From: viedma Date: August 30th, 2008 07:31 pm (UTC) (linkage)

#2

We did? The whole story took a while, but I thought that first line of yours was done fairly quickly.
annlarimer From: annlarimer Date: August 31st, 2008 02:23 am (UTC) (linkage)

Re: #2

It think it got changed a couple of times. Word choice thingies.
viedma From: viedma Date: August 31st, 2008 03:15 am (UTC) (linkage)

Re: #2

This was done while I was on the drugs, wasn't it?
annlarimer From: annlarimer Date: August 31st, 2008 03:18 am (UTC) (linkage)

Re: #2

It might've been about the same time you (a) thought I wanted you to take the sex out and (b) actually did it. So I'm thinking, yup, you were high.
koshiroryuu From: koshiroryuu Date: September 2nd, 2008 03:28 am (UTC) (linkage)

Re: #2

There was sex? And it got taken out? D:
annlarimer From: annlarimer Date: September 2nd, 2008 03:29 am (UTC) (linkage)

Re: #2

And put back in! It's still there!
koshiroryuu From: koshiroryuu Date: September 3rd, 2008 07:07 am (UTC) (linkage)

Re: #2

Oh, I thought you meant actual graphic sex. Like, he put his sex in his sex and they had sex kind of sex. With lube. And swans. And bread. That sort of thing.
annlarimer From: annlarimer Date: September 3rd, 2008 01:55 pm (UTC) (linkage)

Re: #2

"Oh, God, bread!" cried Danny. "Bread! Bread bread BREAD BREAD BREAD BREAD!"
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