WIP Meme

Nov. 2nd, 2010 11:03 am
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Post a single sentence or more from each wip you have, or from as many wips as you want. Provide no context/explanations.

***

It's something. Nothing, really. Existing in that fragile space somewhere between "something" and "nothing". Them. Not happening, but not not happening either. Just hanging around, like an elephant in the room. But not. If it was, Brendon would try his hardest to point it out, amping up the awkwardness until it all goes away. But this. This he ignores. It sits, waiting, until it all explodes, in a tangled mess of shouted emotions and festering secrets.

***

It's not until after the door shuts behind her that he lets himself fold into a ball, wrapping his arms around himself tightly as if they can keep his heart from finally breaking.

***

She leans forward, eyes bright. "And what about... Did it have anything to do with...?" she asks tentatively, as if she's afraid to say it. Whatever it is.

"What?" Ryan asks. What could she be this scared of bringing up?

"Brendon?" It's little more than a whisper, as if she's breached some sacred taboo. And in a strange way, she has.

Ryan breathes out. "Brendon." In the year it's been, he hasn't said his name more than once, twice. But it flows from his lips as easily as ever. As easily as those first few sessions, tinged with exasperation and laughter. As easily as those first few nights on stage, murmured asides and shouted jokes. As easily as those first few times, choked and stuttered out in a flood of lust and sensation.

He speaks carefully, repeating phrases Jon as fed him in preparation for these questions. "He was definitely a part of it. Everyone was. I mean, no one was more at fault than the others." Which he knows is a lie, but to go in to that, to explain the circumstances, is not what he wants to do right now.

"But were there any special issues with Brendon? Ones that you didn't have with the other band members?" She's really pushing now, wanting to hear him say it. Say Yes, I was fucking Brendon Urie. The whole world seems to want him to.

And for the first time, he does. "Brendon and I had a — a thing. I guess that's what you could call it." He's not quite sure how to articulate it, this thing they had. For a lyricist, someone with a way with words, they've always failed him here. "It was... complicated."

She leans back, settling into her chair. "Tell me."

And so he does.

***

When the lights go out, Frank has no idea what he's expecting. The Artiste. Maybe she dances really fucking gracefully or something? Whatever.

Then this "artiste" steps out, and fuck. It's all smooth, smooth lines, pale and creamy, and dark, dark hair, and thin, flat chest, and.

Flat.

Well, whatever he was expecting, this sure as fuck wasn't it.

***

Frank realises, then, that he has no idea who this guy fucking is. He turns his face towards, and pushes his hair off his face. Paler skin, somehow, than the rest of his body, and long, dark lashes, and smooth lips, curved peacefully but for the blood smeared across them. "Fuck," he whispers. He's beautiful. Not like that, sexually, but almost angelically. But he shakes his head, shakes off the thoughts. He's got a girlfriend now. He's not gonna do the gay thing again. But holy fuck, this guy's gorgeous.

He decides to take him to Jamia's hospital. She should be able to patch him up. Bending down, he puts a hand under each arm. All of a sudden, this guy's full body comes into view, out of the surf, and Frank stumbles backwards, dropping him as he falls.

Because those aren't legs. Not even close. Those are scales, blacker than black, and holy fuck that's a fin. Motherfucking flying fuck that's a tail, a black tail. He's a motherfucking mermaid.

***

"He's... a mermaid?" Frank asks cautiously. Because really, is there any other way to say it?

Ryan laughs. "Oh really? Wouldn't he be a merman then, Frank?"

Right. Merman. But, that's such a stupid word.

"That's such a stupid word, though."

"Well, what would you prefer, mer-male?"

Brendon giggles. "Y'know, dude, I think that may sound even stupider. If that's even possible."

"Well, what would you propose?"

He shrugs, looking up towards the ceiling. "I don't know, how about... Mer-masculine?"

Ryan cracks at that, laughing so hard he bends in two, and Frank just falls apart as well, laughing as Brendon stand there, all mock-serious and stifled giggles.

"Okay, I think I'm gonna stick with guy mermaid for now," Frank says, finally calming down.

100 Books

Sep. 30th, 2010 11:39 pm
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Apparently, BBC says that most people have only read 6 of the following 100 books. Bold the ones you've read!

1 Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
2 The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien
3 Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
4 Harry Potter series - JK Rowling
5 To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee

6 The Bible (Bits here and there, for catechism and such.)
7 Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
8 Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell
9 His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman
10 Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
11 Little Women - Louisa M Alcott (Oh look, I'm done now! XD)
12 Tess of the D’Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy
13 Catch 22 - Joseph Heller
14 Complete Works of Shakespeare (A few, but not all. Must remedy this.)
15 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
17 Birdsong - Sebastian Faulk
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
19 The Time Traveller’s Wife - Audrey Niffenegger
20 Middlemarch - George Eliot
21 Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell
22 The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald
23 Bleak House - Charles Dickens
24 War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy
25 The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams (All of them, actually!)
26 Brideshead Revisited - Evelyn Waugh
27 Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
28 Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck
29 Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
30 The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame
31 Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy
32 David Copperfield - Charles Dickens
33 Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis
34 Emma - Jane Austen
35 Persuasion - Jane Austen
36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe - CS Lewis
37 The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
38 Captain Corelli’s Mandolin - Louis De Bernieres
39 Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden (OMG SO GOOD)
40 Winnie the Pooh - AA Milne 
41 Animal Farm - George Orwell 
42 The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown
43 One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
44 A Prayer for Owen Meaney - John Irving
45 The Woman in White - Wilkie Collins
46 Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery 
47 Far From The Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy.
48 The Handmaid’s Tale - Margaret Atwood
49 Lord of the Flies - William Golding 
50 Atonement - Ian McEwan
51 Life of Pi - Yann Martel (This book is GREAT)
52 Dune - Frank Herbert
53 Cold Comfort Farm - Stella Gibbons
54 Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen
55 A Suitable Boy - Vikram Seth.
56 The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon
57 A Tale Of Two Cities - Charles Dickens
58 Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
59 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time - Mark Haddon
60 Love In The Time Of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
61 Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
62 Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov
63 The Secret History - Donna Tartt
64 The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
65 Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas 
66 On The Road - Jack Kerouac 
67 Jude the Obscure - Thomas Hardy
68 Bridget Jones’s Diary - Helen Fielding
69 Midnight’s Children - Salman Rushdie
70 Moby Dick - Herman Melville
71 Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens
72 Dracula - Bram Stoker
73 The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett 
74 Notes From A Small Island - Bill Bryson
75 Ulysses - James Joyce
76 The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath
77 Swallows and Amazons - Arthur Ransome
78 Germinal - Emile Zola
79 Vanity Fair - William Makepeace Thackeray
80 Possession - AS Byatt.
81 A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens 
82 Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell
83 The Color Purple - Alice Walker
84 The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro
85 Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert
86 A Fine Balance - Rohinton Mistry
87 Charlotte’s Web - EB White
88 The Five People You Meet In Heaven - Mitch Albom
89 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle 
90 The Faraway Tree Collection - Enid Blyton
91 Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad
92 The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery
93 The Wasp Factory - Iain Banks
94 Watership Down - Richard Adams
95 A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole
96 A Town Like Alice - Nevil Shute
97 The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas
98 Hamlet - William Shakespeare
99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl
100 Les Miserables - Victor Hugo 

21. I feel proud. I think A Clockwork Orange should be on that list, though. Seriously.
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From [livejournal.com profile] kaeilaspn:

YOU'RE ON MY FRIENDS LIST!: I want to know 28 things about you. I don't care if we've never talked, never really clicked, or if we already know everything about each other. I really don't. You are obviously on my flist, so let me know with whom I'm friends!

01. Your middle name, or explain your chosen name:
02. Mental age:
03. Single or taken:
04. Favorite book:
05. Favorite song or album:
06. What do you believe is your calling in life? Your greatest passion?
07. What's your worst recurring nightmare/biggest fear?
08. Faith, has you any? And if so, what, and if not, why not?:
09. Do we know each other outside of LJ? Do we want to?
10. What's your philosophy on life?
11. Is the bottle half-full or half-empty?
12. Would you tell me something painful if it was in my best interest?
13. What is your favorite memory of us?
14. What is your favorite guilty pleasure?
15. Tell me one odd/interesting fact about you:
16. You can have three wishes what are they?
17. What is your favorite food?
18. Which country is your spiritual home?
19. What is your big weakness?
20. Do you think I'm a good person?
21. What was your best/favorite subject at school?
22. Describe your accent:
23. If you could change anything about me, would you?
24. What do you wear to sleep?
25. Gender identity?
26. Affectionate/sexual orientation?
27. If I only had one day to live, what would we do together? (If you have no idea, just say something crazy, it'll entertain me!)
28. Will you repost this so I can fill it out for you?
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Reply with 'FISHSTICKS!!!' and I’ll give you four fandoms. You then have to make an entry writing about your favorite character from each fandom and why.

[livejournal.com profile] overheads gave me Ace Attorney, House, Death Note, and Inception. :D

Ace Attorney: This is tricky... There's so many interesting and complex characters, like Lang, Ini, Dahlia, Klavier, and Matt... I'm gonne be predictable here and say Miles Edgeworth. Not just because he's extremely good-looking, or because his game is one of the best ones, but because he's such an interesting character, and it's really fun to watch him grow from cute little justice-loving kid to stuck-up sexy Bratworth to stuck-up walled-off adult to mature and more vulnerable adult. Also, he's is totally closeted for Phoenix.

House: Wilson, easily. I love how he's such an enabler for House, but seems to want what's best for him, as well. And their banter together is one of the best parts of the show. They're one of the few couples where I not only want them to get together, but legitimately think they were intended to. Also, I am a complete fangirl for Robert Sean Leonard. XD

Death Note: Mello. off the top of my head, he's incredibly sexy. But deeper down, he seems like a very complicated person. Think about it. All his life, he's been trying to become the best he can, so that he can finally become what he'd always wanted (the new L), but it's never been enough. It must destroy him inside to never quite measure up, which is why, when he had his dreams utterly and completely dashed, he left. he had nothing else to stay for, because that was the one thing he'd been there for. And then, at the end, it seems like he knew he would die if he kidnapped Takada. But he did it anyways, because could tell that it was the only way to defeat Kira, showing just how intelligent he is, and how noble. And him with Matt, they clearly are not open people, so the fact that they each care about each other so much shows just how close they really are, romantically or not. Also, I have to give Mello massive props for his somehow joining the Mafia and become a total BAMF (with the world's best wardrobe). ♥

Inception: A tie between Arthur, Eames, and Robert. So I'll just explain all three. Arthur seems like he not just wants control, but needs it. I feel like something's happened in his past which had him in a situation in which he felt like he had no control, so he reacted by controlling everything possible in his life. Also, he's a complete badass GQMF. And Eames... God, Eames is just so charismatic, and he's a total badass in their job, but not in the same way as Arthur, in a much more sensual way (that blonde was HOT). And I feel like he's been in love with Arthur for forever, but something happened in the past (a one-night stand? A drunken... thing? A failed relationship?) which drove them apart, and they were both hurt by it, but while Arthur reacted by shutting himself inside, and coming off as cold to Eames, Eames reacted by pushing down the feelings so he could stay as close to him as possible, even though nothing could come of it, because he wanted to be near him. And the flirting is just his way of showing his feelings without having to get serious about things, because then he could be hurt. Robert, he seems like such a complicated character, for which I have to give major kudos to Cillian Murphy for portraying him so well. He seems like all his life, he's never been allowed to be who he wants to be; he's had his life controlled by his father, and he's never had a chance to be himself. This is why the inception actually feels like it made his life better, rather than destroying it.
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01/30: List all the Pixar movies you’ve seen 

02/30: Your favorite Pixar movie

For some reason, my favorite is the sweet-and-simple A Bug's Life. It's so cute, but it also manages to carry that "be yourself" message incredibly well. And the bugs are adorable.

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Day 01- The best movie you saw during the last year
Day 02 - The most underrated movie

Day 03 - A movie that makes you really happy

10 Things I Hate About You. Watching this movie brings out the JGL fangirl hopeless romantic in me, and I always get that warm, fuzzy feeling. I especially love Heath Ledger's singing scene. :)


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Day 1 – Favorite Album
Day 2 – Favorite Song Without an Album
Day 3 – Favorite Song From Bullets

Day 4 – Favorite Song From Revenge

Definitely To The End. Although I love so many songs on this album, the ghoulish punk-vaudeville feel of this one pushes it over the edge, and I adore it. Also, it has such a fabulous chorus.

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Day 01 - Your favorite song
Day 02 - Your least favorite song
Day 03 - A song that makes you happy
Day 04 - A song that makes you sad
Day 05 - A song that reminds you of someone

Day 06 - A song that reminds of you of somewhere

Still another camp memory... At the closing fire, we always sing Wildwood Road, a version of Take Me Home, Country Roads by John Denver. As such, I always think of camp when I hear this song, or even the original.


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Day 01 - List all the Pixar movies you’ve seen

Hmm, let's try this out:

Shorts
Tin Toy
Geri's Game
Mike's New Car
Boundin'
Jack-Jack Attack
One Man Band
Lifted
Partly Cloudy

Films
Toy Story
A Bug's Life
Toy Story 2
Monsters, Inc.
Finding Nemo
The Incredibles
Cars
Ratatouille
WALL-E
Up

...Wow, that's a lot. :D
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Day 01- The best movie you saw during the last year

Day 02 - The most underrated movie

I'm not sure if this movie is underrated, per se, but it's certainly under-known. Once, the 2007 movie about two musicians, captures romance in such a beautiful, heartbreakingly real way, and the music is gorgeous. I really wish more people knew about it and watched it. (Also, it may be one of the few movies in which I'm glad Cillian Murphy wasn't cast.)

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Day 1 – Favorite Album
Day 2 – Favorite Song Without an Album

Day 3 – Favorite Song From Bullets

Headfirst for Halos. It's such a powerful song, and I love how strong it is, how rough-edged, and I especially love the message MCR sends with it. Because nothing is ever that bad.

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Day 01 - Your favorite song
Day 02 - Your least favorite song
Day 03 - A song that makes you happy
Day 04 - A song that makes you sad

Day 05 - A song that reminds you of someone

Another camp memory. Well, last year, this counselor whom I had a thing for performed this song with his sisters, so I always think of him when I hear this song (Swing Life Away by Rise Against):

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Day 01- the best movie you saw during the last year

Easily Lars and the Real Girl. To quickly sum it up, it's a movie about a social-phobic guy in a small town who falls in love will a sex doll. But it's not creepy. This comes nowhere near describing this movie, however. It's a great reflection on love and friendship and family. And the acting is amazing. Ah, I love indie movies... Here, check out the trailer:

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Day 01 - Your favorite song
Day 02 - Your least favorite song
Day 03 - A song that makes you happy

Day 04 - A song that makes you sad

Well, I'm saving another song for later, (sorry TRJA!), but this also easily goes to Circle Game by Joni Mitchell. First off, the song itself is a very melancholy journey through growing up and life, but also, it's one of the last songs we sing at my summer camp, at the closing bonfire. These two combined make it especially sad for me this year, as I'm starting to realize that many of my favorite counselors won't be there, that they're growing up and moving on, and that everyone has to do that sometimes, has to give up things, no matter how much they love them, because it's time. So I always feel sad after hearing this song.

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Day 01 - Favorite Album

Day 01 - Favorite Song Without an Album

I've always loved Heaven Help Us, for some reason. It's so melodic, and feels so aching, somehow. Here, have a listen:

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Day 1 – Favorite Album

Easily Three Cheers For Sweet Revenge. I mean, I love Bullets, but it feels kinda unpolished, and Black Parade, while having my favorite song, also has my least favorite songs, and it feels a bit too polished. But this one is the perfect mix of gritty punk and "emo"pop. And it has the sickest cover art, courtesy of Gerard. (Click the album to listen!)

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Day 01 - Your favorite song
Day 02 - Your least favorite song

Day 03 - A song that makes you happy

Once again, a (500) Days of Summer reference. This time, it's You Make My Dreams, by Hall & Oates. Not only is the song itself incredibly infectious, but, having seen the movie scene, every time I hear this song I want to launch into cute, happy dancing. (Clip below for reference.)

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Day 01 - Your favorite song

Day 02 - Your least favorite song

Ur So Gay, by Katy Perry. If you thought I Kissed A Girl was homophobic, wait until you hear this one! In the music video, she manages to mock MySpace culture, emo kids, gay people, AND sing terribly! In the lyrics... Ugh.


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As all of you should know, if there's a meme bandwagon to be had, I will jump on it. So, without further ado:

Day 01 - Your favorite song

I'd have to say that, for all I love bandom, my absolute favorite song has to be Us, by Regina Spektor. Yeah, I know, I heard it through (500) Days Of Summer, but I fell in love with this song. I'm even going to use it for an audition for a musical in the spring. She really encompasses all that I love about indie pop.

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Comment here and I will give you ten actors and ten actresses. Then post the list in your journal with your favorite film(s) of theirs.

[livejournal.com profile] hephs_thighs gave me this list

1. Anthony Head - sorry, don't know him
2. David Tennant - Harry Potter 4 :)
3. Liam Neeson - Love, Actually
4. Russell Crowe - never saw any of his movies
5. Cary Elwes - tie between The Princess Bride and The Cat Returns
6. Paul Bettany - Iron Man movies
7. Keanu Reeves - Parenthood (never saw the Matrix movies)
8. Harrison Ford - (geek alert!) Indiana Jones and Star Wars tie
9. Hugo Weaving - never saw his movies
10. Cillian Murphy - actually, for some reason, Sunburn. I haven't seen Sunshine yet, though, and that one looks really good, and I'm only in the middle of Breakfast On Pluto...

1. Olivia Wilde - I'm gonna cheat here, because I like her best as Thirteen on House
2. Shawnee Smith - never saw her
3. Jennifer Aniston - He's Just Not That Into You
4. Sandra Bullock - The Proposal
5. Miranda Otto - the Lord of the Rings movies, I guess
6. Keira Knightley - Bend It Like Beckham
7. Ellen Page - Juno/Inception (but I really want to watch Hard Candy)
8. Zoe Saldana - ...Avatar *cowers*
9. Winona Ryder - Reality Bites
10. Kate Winslet - Titanic

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