August 15th, 2005

Illustmaker me

"Casting" your characters

I was just looking at a thread on casting OCs with known actors. When I was younger, I used to cast a lot of my characters from the faces of actors I liked. They would always morph subtly in my brain--a sharper edged nose on one, a wider smile on another. But I could picture a movie and there it would be. It was convenient for discussion because there are, you know, pictures around.
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Baa, Baa...

Nicked from rosetapestry.

I am a d20

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You are the large, round, friendly d20! (You probably didn't know this, but the shape of the twenty-sided die is called an Icosahedron.) You are the friendly, outgoing, outspoken, leader of friends. You are often looked up to, even though you don't normally deserve it. Most other types secretly wish they were you, and you'd give them tips on how, if only you had a clue yourself. Your charisma is often all you need, but you have your occasional moments of brilliance as well--just never when it's actually needed. You are the all-around good guy, a dependable chum, a respectable foe, and an inspiration to those who need one. Who says you can't get by on a smile and good looks alone?
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Devaluing canon

Basically going off of this post at fanficrants.

Okay, so you want to write a ship that's contraindicated by canonical pairings. Anakin loves Mace Windu rather than Padmé; Willow goes bananas over Riley instead of Tara; Remus loves Sirius rather than Tonks.

Personally, it's not my thing--I do my best to keep to write within the boundaries of canon even if I'm not wild about it, 'cause hey, that's why I'm writing fanfic instead of original fic; it's just the way the game is played, and not doing it would feel as weird to me as having a rook move diagonally in chess--but if you must, then do.

But please, don't devalue what's actually in the canon when you do it.

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I keep ditching the next section of Shades. It deals with Emmeline Vance's death, but also includes things that matter to the story but not particularly to Tonks, which occur before it, and...

It makes my brain hurt.

I am most certainly going to do the section tonight, unless I delete it again and start fresh.
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Shades, Chapter Two: Shapeshifting, pt. 3

Okay. I'm going to knock this thing down.

Tonks is having some trouble morphing and worried about Remus. When she goes to work, she learns that Amelia Bones has been murdered and Kingsley Shacklebolt has been reassigned. Despite the fact that her coworker, Dawlish, doesn't want her help, she patiently gives it, wanting to work more than she wants to talk to anyone about her suddenly brown hair.

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