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Paradise
26 January 2018 @ 04:40 am
Hello LJers!

I've friended several new people today to reconnect me to one of my favorite things about LiveJournal, the *people* themselves. I love the clever ways people use their LiveJournals. I love reading journal entries. I love how distinct and personal each LJ is, and I love the kinds of people it attracts!

I am looking forward to getting to know my new friends better.

Have a wonderful Friday! xoxoxoxo

Love & light,
Paradise


 
 
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Paradise
12 August 2018 @ 04:03 pm
To fully develop the character in your mind before writing them, try this exercise:




Character Name

  • Choose a gender.

  • Choose a place of birth.

  • Choose a hobby.

  • Choose a past job.

  • Choose a present job.

  • Choose a past love interest.

  • Choose an enemy. Why is your character not working at the old job?

  • Why is your character not with the old love interest?

  • Why does your character not make the hobby a profession?

  • How did your character make the enemy?

  • What is the one thing in the world your character would do anything to avoid? Why? What has he already done to avoid this? What do you see him doing in the future to avoid it?

  • What is the one thing in the world your character would do anything in the world to have? Why? What has he already done to try to obtain it? What does he hope to try in the future?

  • What is your character's name? What is your character's age, and physical description.

  • Write everything else you know about your character, right now.

  • Skin color?

  • Favorite saying?

  • Typical outfit to wear?

  • Method of transportation?

  • Kind of education?

  • What kind of house/home/apartment?

  • What city/country/location?

  • Best friend?

  • Favorite food?

  • Financial situation?

  • Skill?

  • Moral attitude?

  • Favorite book? Last-read book?

  • What is the bedroom like?

  • Spouse/mate/steady date/significant other? Why/why not?.

  • Parents? Describe his or her voice, verbal ticks, pet phrases etc.

  • Describe a gesture your character makes.

  • Where does he or she now live? Describe the city, town or village, the house itself. Be very specific. Any feelings about this place?

  • Has s/he lived elsewhere? What does s/he remember of these places?

  • What part of her home is her favorite? Least favorite? Why. Describe, using specific details.

  • What does your character dream of at night?

  • Class, ethnic group, religious background?

  • Who does s/he love, or has s/he loved? Or what. Detail.

  • Who loves him or her?

  • What about his or her life would he or she change if s/he could?

  • What would be his or her favorite smell (why)?

  • What kind of shoes does he or she wear, (e.g. furry slippers or gumboot or trainers… new or old, style, what color, fitting properly or too tight or too loose, nice and clean or old and smelly)? Describe exactly.

  • Favorite meal? Attitude to food?

  • What is the worst thing that could happen to him or her right now?

  • What is his or her most treasured possession?

  • What illnesses have he or she suffered, if any?

  • What’s his/her philosophy of life? For example’ You’ve got to look after Number 1’ or ‘Never say die’ or ‘Don’t ask for reasons.” What are his or her most strongly held beliefs?

  • What does he or she feel guilty about?

  • Biggest mistake ever made?

  • What, right now, does your character want most of all? His or her deepest desire – a glass of water, to get out of her marriage, a new pair of shoes, peace and quiet…

Mandatory Questions

  • What about you is heroic?

  • What about you is social? What do you like about people?

  • Of what benefit could you be to the current group?

  • Why would you choose to join the current group?

  • Invent an adventure/plot that your character would actively undertake (as opposed to just tagging along)?

Personal Questions

  • What is your real, birth name? What name do you use?

  • Do you have a nickname? What is it, and where did you get it?

  • What do you look like? (Include height, weight, hair, eyes, skin, apparent age, and distinguishing features)

  • How do you dress most of the time?

  • How do you "dress up?"

  • How do you "dress down?"

  • What do you wear when you go to sleep?

  • Do you wear any jewelry?

  • In your opinion, what is your best feature?

  • What's your real birth date? February 19, 1881, changed at 25 in 1906, summer

  • Where do you live? Describe it: Is it messy, neat, avant-garde, sparse, etc.?

  • Do you own a car? Describe it.

  • What is your most prized mundane possession? Why do you value it so much?

  • What one word best describes you?

Familial Questions

  • What was your family like?

  • Who was your father, and what was he like?

  • Who was your mother, and what was she like?

  • What was your parent’s marriage like? Were they married? Did they remain married?

  • What were your sibling’s names? What were they like?

  • What's the worst thing one of your siblings ever did to you? What's the worst thing you've done to one of your siblings?

  • When's the last time you saw any member of your family? Where are they now?

  • Did you ever meet any other family members? Who were they? What did you think of them?

Childhood Questions

  • What is your first memory?

  • What was your favorite toy?

  • What was your favorite game?

  • Any non-family member adults stick out in your mind? Who were they, and how did you know them? Why do they stick out?

  • Who was your best friend when you were growing up?

  • What is your fondest, childhood memory?

  • What is your worst childhood memory?

Adolescent Questions

  • How old were you when you went on your first date?

  • It is common for one's view of authority to develop in their adolescent years. What is your view of authority, and what event most affected it?

  • What were you like in high school? What "clique" did you best fit in with?

  • What were your high school goals?

  • Who was your idol when you were growing up? Who did you first fantasize about in your life?

  • What is your favorite memory from adolescence?

  • What is your worst memory from adolescence?

Occupational Questions

  • Do you have a job? What is it? Do you like it? If no job, where does your money come from?

  • What is your boss or employer like? (Or publisher, or agent, or whatever.)

  • What are your co-workers like? Do you get along with them? Any in particular? Which ones don't you get along with?

  • What is something you had to learn that you hated?

  • Do you tend to save or spend your money? Why?

Likes & Dislikes Questions

  • What hobbies do you have?

  • Who is your closest mundane friend? Describe them and how you relate to them.

  • Who is your worst mundane enemy? Describe them and why you don't get along.

  • What bands do you like? Do you even pay attention?

  • What tape or CD hasn't left your player since you purchased it? Why?

  • What song is "your song?" Why?

  • What's been your favorite movie of all time?

  • Read any good books? What were they?

  • What do you watch on the Television?

  • When it comes to mundane politics, do you care? If so, which way do you tend to vote? If not, why don't you care?

  • What type of places do you hang out in with your mundane friends?

  • What type of places do you hang out in with your normal friends?

  • What annoys you more than anything else?

  • What would be the perfect gift for you?

  • What's the most beautiful thing you've ever seen?

  • What time of day is your favorite?

  • What kind of weather is your favorite?

  • What is your favorite food? What is your least favorite food?

  • What is your favorite drink? (Coffee, Coke, Juice, Beer, Wine, etc.)

  • What's your favorite animal? Why?

  • Do you have any pets? Do you want any pets? What kind?

  • What do you find most relaxing? (Not as in stress relief, but as something that actually calms you down.)

  • What habit that others have annoys you most?

  • What kind of things embarrass you? Why?

  • What don't you like about yourself?

  • How would you like to look?

Sex & Intimacy Questions

  • Would you consider yourself straight, gay, bi, or something else? Why?

  • Who was the first person you had sex with? When did it happen? What was it like? How well did it go?

  • Have you ever had a same-sex experience? Who with, what was it like, and how did it go?

  • What is your deepest, most well-hidden sexual fantasy? Would you ever try it?

  • What was the wildest thing you've ever done, sexually? Who was it with and when did it happen?

  • Is there any sexual activity that you enjoy and/or practice regularly that can be considered non-standard? (Bondage, Fantasy Play, etc.) Why do you like it?

  • Is there any sexual activity that you will not, under any circumstances, do?

  • Do you currently have a lover? What is their name, and what is your relationship like? What are they like? Why are you attracted to them?

  • What is the perfect romantic date?

  • Describe the perfect romantic partner for you.

  • Do you ever want to get married and have children? When do you see this happening?

  • What is more important - sex or intimacy? Why?

  • What was your most recent relationship like? Who was it with? (Does not need to be sexual, merely romantic.)

  • What's the worst thing you've done to someone you loved?

Drug & Alcohol Questions

  • How old were you when you first got drunk? What was the experience like? Did anything good come out of it? Did anything bad come out of it?

  • Do you drink on any kind of regular basis?

  • What kind of alcohol do you prefer?

  • Have you ever tried any other kind of "mood altering" substance? Which one(s)? What did you think of each?

  • What do you think of drugs and alcohol? Are there any people should not do? Why or why not?

Morality Questions

  • What one act in your past are you most ashamed of? What one act in your past are you most proud of?

  • Have you ever been in an argument before? Over what, with who, and who won?

  • Have you ever been in a physical fight before? Over what, with who, and who won?

  • What do you feel most strongly about?

  • What do you pretend to feel strongly about, just to impress people?

  • What trait do you find most admirable, and how often do you find it?

  • Is there anything you think should not be incorporated into the media or art (sex, violence, greed, etc.,)? If so, what and why, and if not, why not?

  • Do you have any feelings in general that you are disturbed by? What are they? Why do they disturb you?

  • What is your religious view of things? What religion, if any, do you call your own?

  • Do you think the future is hopeful? Why?

  • Is an ounce of prevention really worth a pound of cure? Which is more valuable? Why do you feel this way?

  • What's the worst thing that can be done to another person? Why?

  • What's the worst thing you could actually do to someone you hated?

  • Are you a better leader or follower? Why do you think that? If you think the whole leader-follower archetype is a crock of shit, say so, and explain why?

  • What is your responsibility to the world, if any? Why do you think that?

  • Do you think redemption is possible? If so, can anyone be redeemed, or are there only certain circumstances that can be? If not, why do you think nothing can redeem itself?

  • Is it okay for you to cry? When was the last time you cried?

  • What do you think is wrong with MOST people, overall?

Post-Supernatural Awareness Questions

  • When did you go through whatever made you supernatural? What was it like (in your opinion)?

  • What do you think now of being supernatural? Is it cool, or have you been screwed?

  • Do you have a mentor? Who are they? How did you become their student?

  • Do you have any magical items? Where did you get them?

  • What do you think of the other denizens of the World of Darkness? Why for each? (If you haven't met something, do you think it exists, and if it does, is that bad or good?)

  • Think of a major event that happened during your training/initiation. What was it?

  • What is something you had to learn during your training that you hated? Why did you hate it?

Miscellaneous Questions

  • What is the thing that has frightened you most? Do you think there is anything out there that's scarier than that? What do you think that would be?

  • Has anyone or anything you've ever cared about died? How did you feel about it? What happened?

  • What was the worst injury you've ever received? How did it happen?

  • How ticklish are you? Where are you ticklish?

  • What is your current long term goal?

  • What is your current short term goal?

  • Do you have any bad habits? If so, what are they, and do you plan to get rid of them?

  • If you were a mundane person, what would you do with your life? What occupation would you want, and how would you spend all your time?

  • What time period do you wish you had lived in? Why? (Looking at this as an attempt to change history doesn't count.) What appeals to you about this era?

  • How private of a person are you? Why?

  • If you were to gain an obscenely large sum of money (via an inheritance, a lawsuit, a lottery, or anything else) what would you do with it?

  • What would you wish for if you found a genie?

  • What do you do when you are bored?

  • What is the most frightening potential handicap or disfigurement you can conceive of? What makes it so frightening?




 
 
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Paradise
11 July 2018 @ 08:39 pm

1) How did you first get into writing fanfic, and what was the first fandom you wrote for? What do you think it was about that fandom that pulled you in?

"The X-Files" fandom: Talk about the Golden Age of fan fiction! Man, we started this art form right!! With ‘Baby Internet’ still in formation, the X-Files fan fiction was high quality, no one phoning it in, it was FABULOUS.  There was no online fan fiction before The X-Files.

Fortunately for me, because my mother worked for the IEEE, we had access to a great deal of technology before it became mainstream.  I remember the day she told me to come downstairs (to her in home office) so she could show me this thing called, "America Online".  "What is it?" I asked.  "You can't describe it, just come down.  It's incredible!"  And she was right.

This was 1996, The X-Files had already been on the air for three years.  It was the fanbase that soon occupied 1/3 of the entire Internet.  it was this fanbase that pioneered internet fanfiction, shipper language that has become universal, and it was our persistence and quality writing that is the reason online fan fiction is legal today. I remember how terrified we were that we would be sued for posting fanfiction and how worried we were that at any second, it would all be taken down. Every time we posted a story, we had to be wary of big brother - something Mulder taught us about quite well.

We were quite brave, quite intelligent in proving our worth and validity in this new Internet age. I don't think any other fanbase will experience what X-Philers did. I remember the fans self-teaching themselves website design and photo/video editing before there was any such career field. Hell, it was before photoshop, before Google, and before social media. It was so much more personal. I miss it.

I was known as “The X-Files Girl” in my high school. It was a huge high school, and even though they didn’t know anything about me, they’d call out, “Hey X-Files girl!” “Yeah!?” lol.  I used to bring printed outs of various fan fics to class so I could, you know….stay awake. Often they were NC-17.  The teachers always thought I was the most dedicated student as I read, always *studying*. I actually was dedicated. I won a special award in high school for ‘most conscientious’…I just happen to also have read a lot fan fiction. xD

I remember the woman who uploaded me the first X-Files fan fiction I ever read.  She was a good fandom friend from Ohio named Rita Waters, and we were good friends for several years.  When she used the term "fan fiction", I was completely lost on the concept.  She tried to explain, "It's the fans writing stories of Mulder and Scully."  I responded, "Errrr, like writing up transcripts?  Or quotes of the characters?"  "No, like our own stories of the characters, as if we were the show's writers, but without the show."  And I replied, "What's the point?"  It sounded so pointless to me, as it would if you'd never heard of it.  I mean what's the point if David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson aren't going to be acting it?  I was only 13, and she was a grown woman with two teenage children.  So she was extremely responsible about sending me NC-17 stories.  She actually requested my mother send her an email authorizing her to share her favorite stories with me, some of them NC-17.  My mother did so - 'cause my mom rocks - and Rita started sharing stories with me.

The first MSR fan fiction she ever sent me was "Playing Goddess" by Shalimar.  OMG, what a great story to begin with.  This is one of my favorite X-Files fan fictions of all time.  Now at the time, I was so young and so inexperienced with life and boys and romance and just plain...good writing, that even though I wrote dozens of X-Files stories, it's a HARD genre to write believably.  Scully speaks with words that are literally not in the dictionary (like "edematous", for example), and it's full of grown up concepts and themes.  A 13-year old-child simply doesn't have the ability to do it justice.  So I wrote them, posted them on The Gossamer Project and later, removed all of them.  They're still on my harddrive, I shudder sometimes re-reading my very first NC-17 fan fiction, but on my hard drive is where they shall stay.

Still, we all owe every fan fiction we've ever written or read to the X-Files fandom.  My shipper heart and soul began with the X-Files.  The first characters I ever wrote were Mulder and Scully.  My first muses, plot bunnies, and fandom friends were all born from the X-Files.  It's quite incredible, when you think about it.

2) Name the fandoms you've written in, and how much you've written in that fandom, and if you still write in it.

These don't quite match up with what's on my hard drive, but this is an accurate list of what I have posted online.  Dozens of stories will remain unpublished, and for good reason -- they sucked.

  • X-Men Movieverse - 4 fics (various lengths), may write again

  • Alias - 3 ficlets, may write again

  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer - 1 ficlets, may write again

  • General Hospital - 2 fics (various lengths), may write again

  • Smallville - 14 fics (varous lengths), may write again

3) For each of the fandoms from day two, what were your favourite characters to write?

Rogue and Wolverine of The X-Men come in second place.  The whole X-Men universe was so vast and incredible with so many incredible characters to revolve around W/R that it really fed my creative energies for many happy years.

Tess and Oliver of Smallville come in first place.  They still feed my creative energies and whenever a story comes into my mind, it becomes theirs instantly.  They are so different than any other characters that I've written, and the height of their romantic and fiery passion is still the source of many of my latest fics.

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Paradise
11 July 2018 @ 12:26 pm
I have a meme that I snagged from lynzie914:

Give me a pairing (or multiple pairings or threesomes or whatever you want to give me) and I’ll tell you...


• when or if I started shipping it
• my thoughts
• what makes me happy about them
• what makes me sad about them
• things done in art/fic that annoys me
• things I look for in art/fic
• who i’d be comfortable them ending up with, if not each other
• my happily ever after for them



My fandoms/ships are on my profile. :)


 
 
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