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11 September 2009 @ 09:01 pm
Perplexing conundrums  
I do not understand this thing about people leaving their icons out for only a couple of days and then flocking them. WTF is that all about? It SEEMS like a naked, ego-centric attempt at increasing one's 'friend of' list. *rolls eyes* LAAAAAME

I was planning to try a vid for the twelvecolonies challenge, but I still don't know which song I'd pick. I have a few I'd like to attempt, but the best one is too short, and the rest are all long. GAH. Bah, not that I can finish by Monday anyway - weekends are always impossible.

We heard the sonic boom of the shuttle landing earlier yesterday. That's always cool. (my window to post has been open two days, gah)

Today we went to the farmer's market and they had four different kinds of eggplant including the most adorable tiny ones. This afternoon we're off to meet friends and go gallery hopping. I need more coffee before art, I think.
noybusiness: Starbucknoybusiness on September 12th, 2009 10:33 pm (UTC)
"I do not understand this thing about people leaving their icons out for only a couple of days and then flocking them. WTF is that all about? It SEEMS like a naked, ego-centric attempt at increasing one's 'friend of' list. *rolls eyes* LAAAAAME"

I don't understand what the actions you describe are.

My local exercise center sometimes has a kind of eggplant dish that's like pasta with red sauce, but healthy. It tastes good.
lizardbeth: Baal - Continuumlizardbeth_j on September 14th, 2009 07:21 am (UTC)
you know when you go to people's LJs who make icons? They put them all in tables for you to look at the pretty things and sometimes you take one,i fyou like it? Well, some icon makers only leave their icon posts un-f-locked for a very short time, and then lock them. Which I dont' understand why, since it seems to me that you'd want more people to see them if you were a maker, but it seems to be a growing trend.
emmiere: Samemmiere on September 12th, 2009 10:54 pm (UTC)
The icon thing kind of baffles me. You'd think having more people use them would increase your friend of list, not denying people access.

Hee, it's the vid itself that's hard to me in this challenge. ;) But yeah, I hope to finish mine, but I have, like, 5 or so songs I could have done.

Shorter than 2 minutes? That's an unusual song.

*wishes for a farmers market to buy adorable eggplants*
lizardbeth: Anders - armpornlizardbeth_j on September 14th, 2009 07:23 am (UTC)
oh I only want a shortish song so I might actually have a hope of doing it. (which now, Sun night? SO not happening!)

Dude, you will DIE when you see the vid I finally make for this teeny song. I'm holding it back on the assumption we'll eventually get a vidlet challenge, tho, because it is THAT awesome!
emmiereemmiere on September 14th, 2009 12:18 pm (UTC)
Oh, awesome, I believe it. *anticipates* :D

Yeah...mine didn't happen either, but I'll probably try and finish it up soon anyway, just because I'm highly amused at my song. ;)
noybusiness: Torynoybusiness on September 13th, 2009 02:42 pm (UTC)
Are you alright?
lizardbethlizardbeth_j on September 14th, 2009 07:25 am (UTC)
I'm fine, thanks. But weekends are always very busy for me. If you don't hear from me for a week, then maybe I'm sick or whatever. But a few days is pretty normal.
noybusiness: Starbucknoybusiness on September 14th, 2009 12:44 pm (UTC)
That's good.


How would you make the more the good kind of in media res? I'm not trying to keep the fact that it's AU a secret, just have the reader wonder why Sam is acting this way until he speaks to Roslin. It has to open as "Revelations" did and then have the surprising interjection.

The POV is omniscient, with the ability to see anyone's relevant thoughts. Changing it to Roslin-centric is a good idea, I can do that.

It's a spinoff AU. The defining change happened after Kara confronted Roslin in her quarters. As it stands, things didn't go differently in her quarters. Roslin had two choices in "Six of One" and in this case she made the other choice. I think she could have easily done it in canon.

Yes, it could be quite long. And, as usual for me, I'm not sure what should be a conclusion.

I'm glad you get the characterization, I had a feeling you would. I'm excited to hear you're planning a sequel to that fic!
lizardbeth: Anders- Helolizardbeth_j on September 15th, 2009 03:59 pm (UTC)
I think not beginning with dialogue would help, for one thing. It's jarring. And giving it a stronger pov. Because right now it's very... shallow, I guess is the word I would use. I understand you're going for omniscient but one of the reasons it doesn't get used much in fanfic, is that it tends to keep the reader distant, because the narrator is more present (or it gets annoying, with 'head-hopping' and people tend to hate that). Fanfic's great strength is to give us an idea of how the characters are feeling and thinking.

noybusiness on September 15th, 2009 04:29 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the advice on POV. Roslin in one scene, Sam in a later scene, and so on, should strengthen it. With clear scene demarkations and introductory sentences to avoid confusion on whose POV it is in each scene.

I'm not sure what would make a better opening in your opinion. 'Cause opening with a description: "the crowd of them were standing in Baseship Control" sounds weak, and unnecessary. What about someone's thoughts? Personally, as a reader, I don't find openings with dialogue jarring.

On further thought, given I'm opening with Roslin POV, I should start with a sentence of "Roslin(said/thought/stood/looked/whatever".

noybusiness on September 14th, 2009 02:58 pm (UTC)
On further thought, will include a flashback scene where Adama and Roslin's conversation in "Six of One" is different. I hadn't solidified my thinking on this until you asked the question, which is one reason why correspondence is good.