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disagree (1) ([personal profile] marginalia) wrote2007-07-28 09:57 am
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[snippet & sillies backup]

when [insanejournal.com profile] glossing did this yesterday i thought "that's cool, but i don't have anything i don't put on my website." which is not true! i have an entire "writing:snippets" tag on livejournal. so i'm going to collect that in this post going forward. they're not fic by any stretch of the imagination, but they are silly little things i would be sad to lose, because i get a giggle reading over them every six months or so.

(i am not kidding about the snippets. even drabbles go on my website.)

from [insanejournal.com profile] minervacat's second telegram challenge, 1/14/05

(i would the the happiest ever if she ran this thing again. think of all the new fandoms we've acquired since then!)

* (off of a willow/tara thread) oz to giles -

ADVICE STOP DRYCLEAN ANDREW'S TREK COSTUME STOP SCARY STUFF STOP DINNER AFTER QUERY FULL STOP

* black books (& everyday heroes challenge. ha!), bernard to fran -

MANNY LEVITATING BOOKS AGAIN STOP BRING ALCOHOL AND POLO MALLET FULL STOP

* harry potter, neville to harry -

DARK LORD DEFEATED STOP VERY VERY TIRED STOP WARM OUR BED QUERY FULL STOP

* pirates of the caribbean, elizabeth to sparrow -

LEAVING WILL STOP MEET YOU IN TORTUGA STOP SAVE SOME RUM FULL STOP

* twin peaks, cooper to truman -

LET'S GO FISHING STOP BRING LUBE AND PIE STOP PIE OPTIONAL FULL STOP

* ASoUE & harry potter, klaus to harry -

ORPHANED TOO STOP NO MAGIC WAND EITHER STOP GET OVER YOURSELF FULL STOP

* lost (season 1), claire to writers -

KIDNAPPED STOP SEVERAL EPISODES AGO STOP JUST IN CASE YOU FORGOT FULL STOP

* anne of green gables, anne to diana -

MARILLA GONE STOP FOUND CORDIAL STOP SPEND THE NIGHT QUERY ENCHANT ME FULL STOP

* desperate housewives (season 1), bree to rex-

MAISY QUERY MORE DOMINANT THAN ME QUERY YOU IDIOT STOP YOUR LOSS FULL STOP

* and an m&c exchange with [insanejournal.com profile] starfishchick:

[insanejournal.com profile] starfishchick: (Jack to Stephen) ARE YOU FINISHED SPYING YET QUERY LONELY STOP VIOLIN SOLOS BORING FULLSTOP

[insanejournal.com profile] marginalia: SAME SHORE STOP MIDNIGHT STOP HAVE WINE READY STOP WOMEN HERE TERRIFYING FULL STOP

[insanejournal.com profile] starfishchick: THANK GOD STOP WILL BRING WINE AND SOUSED HOGSFACE TOO STOP

[insanejournal.com profile] marginalia: FELL AGAIN STOP SOAKED THROUGH STOP ANY ADVICE FOR GETTING WARM QUERY FULLSTOP

[insanejournal.com profile] starfishchick: CLUMSY FOOL STOP SEA WATER IS BRACING STOP MY CABIN TONIGHT QUERY FULLSTOP

from the one-line-of-fic meme, 8/23/05

* for [insanejournal.com profile] insidian,

It's the most precious of times for Tom: the rare calm morning, the meal little more than coffee and hardtack, but William across, frowning over a tricky turn of phrase.

* for [insanejournal.com profile] daegaer,

There's something cold and reptilian about the American, and it unsettles Maturin, slicing him through, the recognition of self both attractive and repellent.

* for [insanejournal.com profile] jubilancy,

Kissing in mid-air or twined together in the Room of Requirement, they say many things with hands and lips and eyes, but his name is the one thing they never say.

* for [insanejournal.com profile] starfishchick,

Sometimes Mal thinks if he lays a hand on her walls he can feel Serenity breathing, and when Kaylee says the ship talks to her, he hopes she's being metaphorical-like, but he can't help the jealousy tearing through him faster than they fly.

* for [insanejournal.com profile] pearl_o,

At first Fraser thought Ray was like fire, sparking and flaming at the faintest hint of fuel, but now he knows that Ray is ice, bright and beautiful, and Fraser cannot look away.

* for [insanejournal.com profile] art_geek,

A part of Arthur knows he shouldn't be so dependent, but something like betrayal twists inside him when he wraps his hands around a cup of something almost, but not quite, entirely unlike tea.

* for [insanejournal.com profile] offscreen,

The dementors left him with the memories of every time he hurt Remus, but try as he might, Sirius can never remember being forgiven. In his dreams he asks again and again, and then Remus is shaking him awake, pulling him close, whispering all the words that refuse to stay.

* for [insanejournal.com profile] listersgirl,

Duck sees the ocean in Buddy's eyes, tastes its salt on his skin, and when Buddy starts seeing girls from the mainland, Duck's lost, torn away by the undertow.

* for [insanejournal.com profile] atlases,

The doc's hands may be pretty, but they're also strong as hell while he's twisting fingers in Jayne until he forgets everything, his name, money, and why he ever chased tiny girls too timid to make him scream.

* for [insanejournal.com profile] dacro,

Both of them have roughened with age, edges becoming more defined rather than softening with the years, but somehow there is something in the way they fit together, smooth, free of friction between them if not between them and the world.

from a what-should-i-write-about meme, 6/19/07

* for [insanejournal.com profile] musesfool, who asked me to talk about neville longbottom and/or ron weasley:

i saw this, and a little something tickled the back of my brain with this -thing- where neville visited the weasleys over the summer because ginny was like "he cannot stay in that cottage with only his grandmother for the entire summer. it's inhuman." and so he comes for a bit. (just a bit, because his gran, as stern as she is, loves him & loves having him around. plus in the summer he's a great help, as she's not as spry in the garden as she once was.)

but as much as he likes the weasleys, the burrow is small and the people are many, and the twins think it's weird because when harry came he was always in the thick of things and not hanging 'round the edges, even though neville always assures them he's having a good time. one afternoon he's out in the garden, just sitting, because molly said if he did any work back there he'd be sorry, he's a guest after all, and he figures with all those kids she knows a spell or two more than his gran, even. ron comes out, maybe with something cool to drink or a snack he stole from the kitchen, and they lay back and watch the sky and talk about someday when they're grown-up & have their own flats, and maybe their hands touch or maybe they don't need to, maybe they feel like they're touching just in talking, and they forget where they are until molly calls them in to dinner.

* for [insanejournal.com profile] phineasjones, who asked me to talk about ray kowalski:

the thing about ray kowalski is that he loves BIG and BRIGHT and HARD, and even when he thinks he's hiding it it shoots out like shafts of sunlight into an otherwise dark room. it's blinding, and you want it and more, you want to open up to it and let it burn the dark & the dust away. but it's fire, too, and even if you're strong, it can be too much and not right. if you're stella, you know what you want, but you learn the limits of what you can give to it. you set boundaries so it doesn't consume you. if you're fraser, you might pretend you can't see it, which is ridiculous, because -everyone- can see.

[identity profile] jubilancy.insanejournal.com 2007-07-28 08:20 pm (UTC)(link)
Ahh, Ginny/Cho. The pairing of WHY NOT, JKR? WHY NOT?

[identity profile] glossing.insanejournal.com 2007-07-29 02:17 am (UTC)(link)
That Neville/Ron idea is just beautiful. You've described it so fully that I feel as if I read the fic.

*hearts*

[identity profile] starfishchick.insanejournal.com 2007-08-03 03:01 pm (UTC)(link)
I had totally forgotten that Jack/Stephen telegram exchange. HEE.