December 9th, 2005

Illustmaker me

Fic: Of Stones and Silences

I got to thinking about what might have made so many pure-bloods mad, and how Voldemort may have gotten to them and that sort of thing, and I started to write an essay, but then I thought, nah. Stories are better, and I haven't written the Black sisters as such for quite awhile. Please note that, while I think there may well have been a legitimate grievance here, I'm with Andromeda throughout this story. I just really want to clarify that.

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Illustmaker me

The year in review

Snagged from awelkin.

Go to your Calendar and find the first entry for each month of 2005. Post the first line of it in your journal, and that's your "Year In Review."

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Editing in another meme, because it doesn't deserve its own entry.
Snagged from scribbling_elf
You Are 50% Boyish and 50% Girlish

You are pretty evenly split down the middle - a total eunuch.
Okay, kidding about the eunuch part. But you do get along with both sexes.
You reject traditional gender roles. However, you don't actively fight them.
You're just you. You don't try to be what people expect you to be.

Yup, that's actually pretty true. I think of myself as girly, at least insofar as I have no desiret be a man and never did, but honestly... I just don't care about the gender thing.
Illustmaker me


The context of this doesn't really matter much (it came off of a conservasite, but I don't care about the politics at the moment). The author of an op-ed piece declared something to be "a cross before werewolves"--warding off something nasty that was trying to get in, I guess from context.

Only--maybe I've spent too much (or too little?) time reading horror and folklore, but to the best of my knowledge, a cross before a werewolf doesn't do anything at all, unless it's silver and re-shaped into a weapon. I guess you could stab a werewolf with a silver cross, if you got close enough, and in Silver Bullet, a silver crucifix is melted down to make the title object... but a cross in front of a werewolf? Dude. Crosses in front of vampires have a history. Werewolves are considered demonic, but the religious paraphernelia haven't been especially prominent in lycanthropic lore.

Maybe this qualifies me as being way too picky over ephemera. But would it have been that hard to just say "a cross before vampires" instead?
Illustmaker me

The round robin from hell

Inspired by this entry on deleterius (I've seen the e-mail before), I thought it would be fun to do a totally spontaneous one day free-for-all round robin. I'll start a paragraph. Whoever picks it up picks it up. It's not going to be in any fandom, so feel free to decide the genre as you go. If two people happen to post a response at the same time, then we'll have two threads going, but if someone has already responded when you post, you're stuck with whatever the poster writes. Add characters as you like, create the setting as you like. This isn't a serious writing exercise, though if you're moved to write something serious, go ahead. It's just, as we used to say in the dim days of 1980s high school, for shits and giggles.

So, opening paragraph (and I'm about to get on a bus, so I have no idea where this will be by the time I get home):

Toma stood at the top of the hill, her dark hair whipped untidily around her face in the pre-storm wind. Far below, she could see the sun glinting off Henry's wire-rimmed glasses as he stood uselessly at the riverside. She supposed he meant to look like he was offering her support without crowding her, but in point of fact, he just looked like he'd forgotten exactly where he meant to be.

Take 'er away.