How did that meme work again?

I will list days in January I plan to write something, you give me prompts. One per day.

I expect to disappoint everyone. Oh, and I am currently usually really distracted at least once a week, so let's just plan now to skip every seventh day. Ergo, Tuesdays are out.

1 — Will probably be early or late. — "Resolutions"
2 — "Violence to lyrics"
3 — “things about tumblr that make no sense and never will,” odditycollector
4 — "Hornyhorse! (or, the proper restraint of editors in English-language markets)"
5 — "Pretend life"
6 — "Superman and Me"
7 — Tuesday, probably will be busy.
8 — "My oldest comic book" (or, the one I have had the longest)
9 — "Things about Tumblr that do make sense," misterandersen
10 — "Oh dear, it's a post about that dreadful Alan Moore" (it's been a few years since I put anything in my "alan (spit) moore" tag, and it's even updated with a couple of new thoughts!)
11 — "Get outta Tashbaan" (a rant)
12 — (missed, busy day.)
13 — "Bilenkin and me"
14 — Tuesday, probably will be busy.
15 — "Chuck Dixon memories"
16 — "Spider-Man memories and thoughts"
17 — "What I've been reading: Wandering Son"
18 — "Narnia and Jack and Narnia again"
19 — "More on Jack" (really just stuff I forgot in previous day's)
20 — "Rules for good cross-over fiction (of the two or more different fictional franchises meeting up and adventuring together variety)" misterandersen
21 — Tuesday, probably will be busy.
22 — "Harlan and Who" (Of the various "fandom and me" posts, this is a twofer.)
23 — Shakira
24 — "I like Star Trek...and Ewoks"
25 — (I forgot to do it when I actually had net access.)
26 — "Embarrassment"
27 — "Fandom, obsessive behavior, and me," and, "Of course they are!!!"
28 — Tuesday, probably will be busy.
29 — (skipped again)
30 — "It said 'trains,' take a chance!"
31 — "Three Aussie bands from a few decades ago."

Since AFAIK there are about four (FOUR!) people who read this blog, feel free to load the front of the month first and add more prompts as you think of them.
philippos42: Paul Rudd (manly)
Inspired by Shinga Bussell. Open to anybody.

After you read this post, when you have time, go to this link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7KCqsQuODKA , play "Time Table" by Genesis, maybe more than once; draw (or write, if that’s more do-able with your computer setup) whatever it inspires, also repost this wherever you want and report back with your work to this page:

http://philippos42.dreamwidth.org/101150.html

Leave a link to what you created. I was going to have people post images in the comments, but that might unduly influence others, and change the results.

It doesn't have to be finished art, or pretty, it can be a doodle. The original game was, "draw something while this song plays."

And if you'd rather write something, that's OK.

Comments should be enabled, but if you're not on my access list they will be screened.

Also, please repost, it's meant to be a chain letter of creativity. I think I'll start one every few days to a week for a while, with a different song each time.
philippos42: Sarigar (hard)
Inspired by Shinga Bussell. Open to anybody.

After you read this post, when you have time, go to this link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tLXBABH2JuY , play Michael Hedges, 'Aerial Boundaries,' maybe more than once; draw (or write, if that’s more do-able with your computer setup) whatever it inspires, also repost this wherever you want and report back with your work to this page:

http://philippos42.dreamwidth.org/100846.html

Comments should be enabled, but if you're not on my access list they will be screened.

ETA: I wasn't real clear. You don't have to be a Bussell, I'm just calling it, "Bussell family drawing game," or, "Bussell," for short, because it was inspired by a story Shinga Bussell told about her family. It doesn't have to be finished art, or pretty, it can be a doodle. The original game was, "draw something while this song plays."

I didn't mean to put anyone off with the big complex photocomposite/render, it's just actually easier to do that on my laptop than draw. Well, maybe not easier, really.

And if you'd rather write something, that's OK.

Also, please repost, it's meant to be a chain letter of creativity. I think I'll start one every few days to a week for a while, with a different song each time.
philippos42: "Dark Vengeance!" (flip)
So, two months ago, I put this meme on my tumblr:

Leave me a character I know in my ask box and I will reply with:

  • Favorite thing about them
  • Least favorite thing about them
  • My OTP for them
  • My favorite friendship for them
  • Favorite quote or line they have said

I did the third Doctor, Wondy, and I thought another one, but apparently not.

Sitting in my ask box for 61 days has been this twofer:
evillordzog asked:
Cassie Sandsmark. Cassandra Cain


Well.

Cassie Sandsmark:
  • Favorite thing about her: As originally designed, Cassie is a repudiation of the "perfect little princess" type exemplified by Diana and Donna. She started as bratty-only-child-next-door, she got to be a superhero, & she was still a kid. A plain kid, in more senses than one. As far as I'm concerned, the, "Zeus is her real father," retcon is a mistake.
    But really, I like that she's a version of Wondy that isn't tied into trying-too-hard self-conscious attempts at "feminine mystique"/"feminism." Cassie as designed is a girl with a classic "boy" origin (like Brian Braddock or Billy Batson) not the "exotic woman" type that litters superhero comics.

  • Least favorite thing about her: The attempt by various writers to just utterly wreck her life, the most extreme bit so far being in 52, when she joined a cult that anticipated Superboy's resurrection. Just NO.

  • My OTP for her: I don't think an appropriate partner for Cassie has been written yet. I could go abstract and say, "super-heroing"--that's mostly true, really.

  • My favorite friendship for her: Byrne meant her to be a Wondy sidekick & have her own associated characters, rather than hanging out with other superheroes. So I should say her techie pal (Georgia?) from the Byrne issues. But I really like Cassie's friendship with Cissie in Young Justice. Sorry, JB.

  • Favorite quote or line she has said: In my head, she sings bits of "Lucky Jones" by Z. Especially the, "I can make a lion swallow soup," line and the, "Lucky, Lucky," refrain, which fits her.

    In canon? Maybe where she calls herself "a kid given superstrength by Zeus." Note, not "girl," "kid." Cassie doesn't need constant self-conscious gender labeling.


Cassandra Cain:
  • Favorite thing about her: Full. Face. Mask.

  • Least favorite thing about her: That her name, while very cool, is partly a phonetic variation on "Kathy Kane." (This just beats out my qualms that she's part of the Batman franchise at all, instead of a separate science-fiction concept. Being in the Batfamily means getting written out or rewritten by Bat-editors that aren't invested in her concept.)

  • My OTP for her: If I had to pick, maybe that guy she was into, I forget his name, not Kon, the other one. Or I could go abstract and say, "badassery."

  • My favorite friendship for her: Oh, I don't know. Babs, I guess, though I don't entirely approve of trying to stick Oracle into new Batgirl series for trademark continuity's sake. It works because it makes sense for Babs as a character to look after new Batgirls, not because I think we need the old Batgirl in a Batgirl book.

  • Favorite quote or line she has said: On an early cover, we see Batgirl holding a sign reading, "Please help me not to die." It felt like meta begging for the survival of the series. It got to me, I picked up the issue.

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