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11. Talk about your favorite first kiss

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(I don’t have a gif that will fit, lol).

There is NOTHING I don’t love about this kiss (except perhaps for the way it’s edited in the episode, because of what’s left out of frame). I love the desperation in it; the way it’s clearly the culmination of such a loooooooong journey for both of them. I love that it’s a first kiss and a missed-you-so-much kiss at the same time. I love that it probably means such different things to both of them. I love that, in one sense, they’re picking up where they left off, and in another sense it’s the start of something completely, terrifyingly new.

I love that they’re finally, finally together.

21. Is there a ship you just don’t get, but have nothing against

Eh, I feel this way about most things I don’t actively ship - I am very much a ‘you do you’ person when it comes to fandom, and with a few exceptions I’ll try anything once. There are very few things that I…er, anti-ship? I’m not sure what the verb form of NOTP would be. Harry/Hermione and Ted/Robin are the only NOTPs I can come up with off the top of my head, tbqh.

31. Talk about one of your favorite headcanons for a ship you love.

Tentoo always moans and groans about how rubbish it is, being (mostly) human. What he’ll never tell anyone (except Rose, when he’s either feeling maudlin or halfway to sloshed) is how bafflingly, dumfoundedly lucky he feels.

(and how some part of him is always terrified that it’ll turn out to be some kind of drawn-out dream).

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4. What’s your current NOTP?

TED/ROBIN.

UGGGGGGGHHHH. I’m never going be over the clusterfuck that was the HIMYM finale.

(sorry if you ship Ted/Robin, anybody, but I really, really don’t).

5. Talk about a pairing you’ve stopped shipping romantically

Buffy/Angel. tbh I never really shipped them hardcore, but post-BTVS and post-Angel I really don’t ship them at all. That ship (pun absolutely intended) has sailed.

23. Which of your ships deserve better writing?

All of my ships deserve THE BEST writing, of course, but I generally think that they all get it (the ones I ship in earnest right now do, anyways). :3 The GOT fandom could um, use some help not writing creepy shit like Sansa/Sandor, though. Just, uh, my opinion.

32. Share five must-read fics.

I present to you a grab bag of must-read shippy fics, featuring some of my very favorite ships (and one that just got in there because…my hand slipped, okay?)

Cusp by valueturtle (Ten/Rose, adult)

Second Time Around by cookie2697 (Ten/Rose)

Wreckage and Recovery by Evidence (FemShep/Garrus, adult)

Laddie, Lie Near Me by abadplanwellexecuted (Tentoo/Rose)

Life During Wartime by Aramley (Malcolm Tucker/C.J. Cregg, adult, but only for language. whAT DON’T JUDGE ME it’s one of the most hilarious and tone-perfect crossovers I’ve ever read).

40 Questions - Meme for Shippers

rointheta:

  1. Talk about the first ship you ever had.
  2. Talk about three of the most important ships throughout your life.
  3. What’s your current OTP?
  4. What’s your current NOTP?
  5. Do you have any poly ships?
  6. How do you feel about love triangles?
  7. How do you feel about RPF?
  8. Have you ever shipped yourself with a character?
  9. Do you have many ships that never got together at all?
  10. Do you ship any characters that have never met?
  11. Talk about your favorite first kiss.
  12. Have you ever been disappointed when your ship finally got together?
  13. Has a ship ever broken your heart?
  14. How do you feel about will they/won’t they?
  15. Have you ever “shipped at first sight”?
  16. Talk about a ship you initially disliked.
  17. Talk about a pairing you’ve stopped shipping romantically.
  18. Talk about a moment which made you question an entire ship.
  19. Have you ever shipped something despite yourself?
  20. Talk about a ship you feel alone in shipping.
  21. Is there a ship you just don’t get, but have nothing against?
  22. Which of your ships have the best chemistry?
  23. Which of your ships deserve better writing?
  24. Do you mostly ship canon pairings?
  25. Have you ever shipped a pairing before you even started watching the show/movie simply because of gifs and graphics or similar?
  26. Have you noticed a pattern in your shipping? Is there a romantic dynamic you’re more drawn to?
  27. Is there a ship you’ve shipped for most of your life?
  28. Does shipping come easily to you?
  29. Do you need to ship something to really enjoy a movie/book/tv show/comic?
  30. Name a couple of fandoms in which you have no ships.
  31. Talk about one of your favorite headcanons for a ship you love.
  32. Share five must-read fics.
  33. Name your favorite fanartist(s).
  34. Share your favorite fanmix for your OTP.
  35. Recommend 1-5 shipper blogs.
  36. Do you create fanmixes/gif sets/fanart/fic/fanvids and so on for you ships?
  37. Do you have a favorite trope and/or AU for your OTP?
  38. Do you like and use ship names?
  39. Is there a fictional relationship you’d really want for yourself?
  40. If you could change one thing about your OTP, what would that be?
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37. Talk about your current wips.

My current WIPs are little niggling demons that are always in the back of my mind, shrilly reminding me how long it’s been sine I updated them and what a horrible person I am for not doing so sooner.

(lol, but really, though).

Strictly speaking, I have three - Madness, Ex Astris, and Family Man, in that order of priority. Madness and Ex Astris are both stories that that I’ve got the bones of, but not the meat; I just need to try and find the time to flesh them out (no pun intended) and get them onto paper. Ex Astris is a little difficult to get into, largely because I started writing it such a long time ago and I’m in such a different place now - I always feel like I’m not in the right space to continue whenever I go back to it.

Family Man, since it was a one-shot I added to largely because of popular demand, is lower on the priority list, but I am rather attached to the relationship dynamics there and I genuinely want to write more of them.

Less strictly speaking, there’s a fourth WIP I’m working on, but I’ve not published any of it yet. Expect, sometime in the murky future, to see that role-swapped Human Nature fic (but Victorian, rather than Edwardian, with all the coal-dust-and-gaslights accoutrements that entails).

29. If you could write the sequel (or prequel) to any fic out there not written by yourself, which would you choose?

Oh gosh. I’ve got no idea. Most of my very favorite fics are gorgeous exactly the way they are, and I don’t really want more or less of them. That’s probably a cop-out, but there it is.

19. Stephen King once said that his muse is a man who lives in the basement. Do you have a muse?

Hm.

My muse is a very, very quiet woman whispering standing somewhere behind my right shoulder, speaking in a much softer voice than I’d like her to.

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40 Questions — Meme for Fic Writers

rointheta:

  1. Describe your comfort zone—a typical you-fic.
  2. Is there a trope you’ve yet to try your hand at, but really want to?
  3. Is there a trope you wouldn’t touch with a ten foot pole?
  4. How many fic ideas are you nurturing right now? Care to share one of them?
  5. Share one of your strengths.
  6. Share one of your weaknesses.
  7. Share a snippet from one of your favorite pieces of prose you’ve written and explain why you’re proud of it.
  8. Share a snippet from one of your favorite dialogue scenes you’ve written and explain why you’re proud of it.
  9. Which fic has been the hardest to write?
  10. Which fic has been the easiest to write?
  11. Is writing your passion or just a fun hobby?
  12. Is there an episode above all others that inspires you just a little bit more?
  13. What’s the best writing advice you’ve ever come across?
  14. What’s the worst writing advice you’ve ever come across?
  15. If you could choose one of your fics to be filmed, which would you choose?
  16. If you only could write one pairing for the rest of your life, which pairing would it be?
  17. Do you write your story from start to finish, or do you write the scenes out of order?
  18. Do you use any tools, like worksheets or outlines?
  19. Stephen King once said that his muse is a man who lives in the basement. Do you have a muse?
  20. Describe your perfect writing conditions.
  21. How many times do you usually revise your fic/chapter before posting?
  22. Choose a passage from one of your earlier fics and edit it into your current writing style. (Person sending the ask is free to make suggestions).
  23. If you were to revise one of your older fics from start to finish, which would it be and why?
  24. Have you ever deleted one of your published fics?
  25. What do you look for in a beta?
  26. Do you beta yourself? If so, what kind of beta are you?
  27. How do you feel about collaborations?
  28. Share three of your favorite fic writers and why you like them so much.
  29. If you could write the sequel (or prequel) to any fic out there not written by yourself, which would you choose?
  30. Do you accept prompts?
  31. Do you take liberties with canon or are you very strict about your fic being canon compliant?
  32. How do you feel about smut?
  33. How do you feel about crack?
  34. What are your thoughts on non-con and dub-con?
  35. Would you ever kill off a canon character?
  36. Which is your favorite site to post fic?
  37. Talk about your current wips.
  38. Talk about a review that made your day.
  39. Do you ever get rude reviews and how do you deal with them?
  40. Write an alternative ending to [insert fic title] (or just the summary of one).

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