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KJ ([personal profile] owlmoose) wrote2010-10-26 10:50 pm

30 days of...

November is fast approaching, and you know what that means: NaBloWriMo. (Which I should probably start calling something else, since the "official" event seems to have moved to October. But I've always been a terrible creature of habit.) I've never done traditional NaNo, mostly because of the time commitment, and given that I'm still frantically wrapping up my first [community profile] megaflare_ff draft, I especially can't commit to it this year. But I do enjoy posting every day in November. Normally, I make vague plans to post about specific things and a ficbit or two, but this year, I'm going to try something different. I'll be doing a 30 Days Of meme, but with a twist stolen from blatantly copying ganked from [personal profile] seventhe: instead of the questions coming from a predetermined list, you all are going to tell me what to write about. It's like a drabble meme, but for posting!

The Rules:

1. I have created a numbered list, 1-30, for each day in November.

2. You (and this offer is open to anyone) will comment with a question to answer or a topic to write about. Any subject is fair game: fandom, media, politics, my personal life, whatever. (I do reserve the right to obfuscate a bit if the topic is one I wouldn't normally post about unlocked. Very few things come under this heading, though. In general, I prefer to avoid revealing details about my family or my workplace. I'm good with most anything else.)

3. I will put your question/topic on the list, in the order it was received. Commenting is open on both LJ and DW; feel free to comment on either entry, with an account, or OpenID, or even anonymously. I'll create a single list, compiled from the comments on both entries.

4. Like Sev, I don't really expect 30 different people to leave a question! So feel free to ask for more than one topic, but try to spread them out over different comments so I don't end up with multiple requests by the same person in a row.

5. Starting on November 1st, I'll answer one question per day, in order, until I get to the end on November 30th.

6. ???

7. Profit!

Here's the list!

  1. Why I love the 2010 San Francisco Giants! self-selected/response

  2. Fandom participation: what I like/dislike about it, what I think of writing for exchanges/projects and how they challenge me as a writer. source / response

  3. My neighborhood and why it is an awesome places to live. Possibly with cat pictures. source / response

  4. The great things and the annoyances about being a librarian. source / response

  5. Top five mood music pieces for writing, and their corresponding moods. source / response

  6. The book series I want(ed) never to end; the book series I'd like to see end immediately. source / response

  7. Weather and my moods. source / response

  8. Favorite character relationships not from Final Fantasy. source / response

  9. My adventures and misadventures in the world of arts and crafts. source / response

  10. A source I have always wanted to write for but haven't, and why not. source / response

  11. A crazy, adrenaline-pumping activity I would love to try. source / response

  12. [livejournal.com profile] getyourwordsout. self-selected / response

  13. Favorite Internet memes, with illustrations. source / response

  14. Tabletop RPGs and me: past, present, and future. source / response

  15. California politics, or "KJ's rant on why she hates the ballot initiative system". source / response

  16. What I look for in a fanwork, illustrated by recs. source / response

  17. My "day in the life" soundtrack: music for every occasion. source / response

  18. Story cliches I love, hate, and enjoy seeing subverted. source / response

  19. The Final Fantasy characters and ships that I love, compared and contrasted with Final Fantasy characters and ships I do not love. source / response

  20. Favorite quotes from any or all of the following: politician, celebrity, author, book, piece of poetry, or [wild card]. source / response

  21. Cat pictures! source / response

  22. Top five characters of all time, with detailed reasoning. source / response

  23. Wikileaks and its creator/leader Julian Assange. source / response

  24. If you could choose one fictional setting in which to live, where would it be and why? What would you do once you got there? source










Have at it! :)
seventhe: Rydia (Rydia)

I AM SO HAPPY THIS IS SPREADING!

[personal profile] seventhe 2010-10-27 11:56 am (UTC)(link)

I've got two, but feel free to spread them out if you need :D

1) Fandom question: you're involved in a lot of little things and you help everywhere; you're our 'consultant' for DOINK, you're now modding Mega Flare. What do you like about running fandom activities, about participating? What's difficult? Do you enjoy writing fanfiction for a 'purpose' (aka an exchange, a Big Bang, an event), or do you prefer writing it on your own time and timeline? Has a fandom event/meme/game ever pushed you out of your comfort zone or made you write something awesome you didn't think you had in you?

2) Talk a little bit about where you live and what's awesome about it: the area, your place, a place you like to go and write, whatever. I don't want this to be creepersharky so you don't have to include stalkerish details: I just want to hear a couple cool things about a week in the life of KJ. :D If this devolves into cat photos I will be super pleased.

lassarina: I'm not coming out until the stupid people have gone away.  ....I can wait all day. (Default)

[personal profile] lassarina 2010-10-27 12:54 pm (UTC)(link)
Top five mood music pieces for writing, and the moods they correspond to?

[personal profile] justira 2010-10-27 01:20 pm (UTC)(link)
Top three most annoying librarian things you have had to deal with, be they regular parts of the job, stuff patrons/students have done, cliches/expectations you have to put up with, whatever! And flip side: Top three awesomest things about being a librarian!
renay: artist rendition of the center of a nebula (Default)

[personal profile] renay 2010-10-27 06:57 pm (UTC)(link)
I am just about to break all the rules because I will forget to come back and feel terrible, but feel free to mix my topics up with other people's topics.

1. The book series you wish would go on FOREVER and the book series you wish would end. right. now.

2. Favorite relationships between characters outside Final Fantasy.

3. A source you've always wanted to write for but haven't for whatever reason (what is that reason?).

Maybe I will think of more later.

[personal profile] justira 2010-10-30 12:31 am (UTC)(link)
I am not sure I have ever seen you rec anything! (If I missed it then I am GENUINELY SORRY.) But because the world is all about me, I demand that this me remedied immediately!

.... or in mid-November. That works too.

So give some recs! Or, if you're uncomfortable, talk in general terms about what you look for in fanwork! =D

[personal profile] justira 2010-10-30 12:43 am (UTC)(link)
oh my god and I MISSED it? WHERE WAS I?!

... actually I bet I can guess -- I was probably modding, wasn't I ._.
lassarina: I'm not coming out until the stupid people have gone away.  ....I can wait all day. (Default)

[personal profile] lassarina 2010-10-30 02:59 pm (UTC)(link)
Because I don't remember if we've ever talked about it before: do you/have you play(ed) tabletop RPGs, and if so, which is your favourite? If not, is there one you'd like to try?

[personal profile] justira 2010-11-01 05:59 pm (UTC)(link)
SO TELL ME ABOUT POLITICS IN CALIFORNIA. HOW ABOUT THEM BALLOT INITIATIVES, EH? Or the proposition or whatever malarkey is going on there >.>
renay: Text: I cannot go to bed there is epic shit happening on the internet. (I don't want to miss a thing.)

[personal profile] renay 2010-11-01 09:30 pm (UTC)(link)
I come with MORE TOPICS!

1. DANGER MUSIC, or a soundtrack of a regular day in your life. Like: what song plays as you go to work? What song plays during shelving adventures? The epic battle with office equipment? On the way home? While making dinner? Illustrations with music downloads/youtube videos welcome!

2. Your favorite internet memes from this year. ONCE MORE: ILLUSTRATIONS WELCOME.

3. Favorite quotes from any or all of the following: politician, celebrity, author, book, piece of poetry, or [wild card].
seventhe: (Internet)

*NINJAS BACK INTO YOUR MEME*

[personal profile] seventhe 2010-11-02 11:58 am (UTC)(link)
Story/Fic cliches that you love! Story/Fic cliches that you aren't a fan of! Story/Fic cliches you like to see turned on their heads!

[personal profile] justira 2010-11-12 04:10 am (UTC)(link)
I WILL OBNOXIOUSLY ASK WHAT YOUR FAVOURITE FINAL FANTASY CHARACTERS AND SHIPS ARE. With special bonus obnoxiousness: I expect to see FFX, FFX-2, and FFXII BUT if you can come up with some outside of those three I would be super interested to see!

[personal profile] justira 2010-11-12 05:04 pm (UTC)(link)
I DESERVE AN OBNOXIOUSNESS COOKIE FOR THIS ADDENDUM:

In each canon where you name a favourite character and/or ship, also do one popular character/ship that doesn't coincide with your favourite (doesn't have to be one you actively dislike, just one that's not a favourite) and tell me what you like and don't like about them/it.
jerkface: (Yay!)

[personal profile] jerkface 2010-12-02 11:46 pm (UTC)(link)
If you could choose one fictional setting in which to live, where would it be and why? What would you do once you got there?