August 11th, 2006
|09:23 am - Imaginary Fic Meme|
Stolen from astrogirl2, because I'm bored and my essay/rant on canon in fic isn't done yet.
Make up a title for a story I didn't write, and I will respond with details of those non-written stories. You may, if you like, include details, such as pairings or fandom or whatnot.
And as astrogirl2 added: I will not be writing any of these stories for you all. Unless they're just beyond cool. I just want the fun of making them up.
Current Location: work
Current Mood: amused
Muahaha. This sounds like too much fun. Okay, here we go:
"The Porcupine Incident"
I think the only fandoms we have in common are LOTR, X-Files and LOST, since I haven't gotten round to B5, Stargate or CSI yet.
"The Porcupine Incident" [LOST]
Hurley has ceased to be surprised by the weird animals that sometimes show up on this island. He's even stopped mentioning them to his friends. This proves a wise decision when the most out-of-place appearence yet provides him with an irresistable opportunity for revenge on that skinny twerp Sawyer....
|Date:||August 11th, 2006 04:59 pm (UTC)|| |
"A Sane Madness"
"The Taste of Freedom"
Hope that's not too many. :-)
You, my friend, are evil. Okay, you asked for it.
"A Sane Madness" [SG-1]
Though they go mad they shall be sane,
Though they sink through the sea they shall rise again;
Though lovers be lost love shall not;
And death shall have no dominion. --Dylan Thomas
(This story goes AU from the end of season 7.) Sam finds a way to get Jack out of the stasis chamber, but not how to get the Asgard knowledge out of his head. In desperation, she figures out a way to share that knowledge by siphoning some of it into herself--Jack survives, but both of them are more and less than human now.
"The Taste of Freedom" [The Sentinel]
American Civil War AU. Blair Sandburg, a young scholar, discovers that slave Jim has the heightened sense he studied--freeing Jim becomes just the first step, as they first become friends, then conductors on the Underground Railroad.
"Paper Worlds" [SG-1]
While Ascended, Daniel is given the chance not to interfere with existing races, but to essentially create his own world, complete with inhabitants. Will he? Is the offer even real, or is it some kind of test?
"Minor Catastrophes" [Quantum Leap]
Everything seems to go wrong for Sam on this Leap, which involves children, a gifted composer, and far more humiliating circumstances than is usual in a Leap. But for every moment that seems to go horribly wrong, something in the future of people at the QL Project shifts subtly (and not-so-subtly) for the better. (Darn you, this title deserves a much better story than this; I'll think on it.)
Images Before Dawn, Dreams During the Day
I believe it's a comedy, isn't it?
[You're cruel; that title doesn't read as comedy to me, but so it is.]
"Images Before Dawn, Dreams During the Day" [Firefly]
River hears their dreams, sometimes, walking about the ship when all are sleeping. Confused images, pain and pleasure, old memories (gunfire and blood and that first kiss) and new hopes (a baby, cold hard cash).
That's normal. The daydreams she's hearing now aren't, and River dizzily tries to plan revenge against whoever spiked her drink at that celebratory breakfast just off-planet. It's just that it's so, wode tian, so hard to think when Wash wishes for the company of dinosaurs in slinky dresses, and Inara's shuttle is filled with silent stars, and Kaylee and Simon are building a new engine together in his head, with flowers and kisses and candle flames holding everything together. And those are just the ones she has words for...!
that's actually the name of an album/song by Collective Soul... it's the first thing that came to me! Dunno why!
Let's say... SG-1 'cause what else could I say these days!! :p
"Disciplined Breakdown" [SG-1]
Colonel Jack O'Neill knows the value of a disciplined mind, a disciplined life. No matter the pain, no matter the loss, if you can put it in its place --and keep it there--then nothing can stop you from doing what needs to be done. Nothing can stop you, period. There's just one problem with this philosophy: it doesn't account for the limits of human strength.
Major Samantha Carter also knows the value of discipline: it's kept her from making a fool of herself, propelled her to the top of her field, and put her in a position to make a difference every day of her life. Yet, Sam has also learned the isolation of discipline, and that regimentation has a place only in moderation.
She knows why Jack holds himself so tightly, but she also knows he's not going to be able to manage it this time. Not without help.
"On Pleather Wings"
Puns are terrible.
"On Pleather Wings"
Xander is trekking across the US in the aftermath of the collapse and destruction of Sunnydale. Demonstrating his usual brand of bad luck, he gets press-ganged into a demon motorcycle gang, who aren't even classy enough to wear actual leather jackets. There's no Slayers around to help him out of this one, and Xander's plan (which involves fire, beer, and nachos--not necessarily in that order) is only going to work if these demons are as stupid as their fashion sense.
He'd bet money on that. Why not his life?
"Clock, Jock, and Apparrel"
"Ten Tremendous Ways to Die Happy"
"Clock, Jock, and Apparrel" [Alias]
Dixon just knows that sending Jack Bristow, Michael Vaughn, and Marshall Flinkman on an undercover mission involving men's high fashion, miniature timed explosives, and poisoned cologne is a recipe for disaster, but they're the best he's got.
They may not like it, but they'll pull it off.
"Over Blue" [Redwall]
An afterlife story. Martin the Warrior, after his dead, doesn't pass through the gates of the Dark Wood. Instead, he finds himself sailing alone down the river to the blue sea, where he finds his lost love Rose and a ship waiting for him, to sail out forever.
"Ten Tremendous Ways to Die Happy" [Babylon 5]
A deathfic variation on the "Five Things That Never Happened" challenge. The point of this one is to give Susan Ivonova an unexpectedly bright, not-all-that-Russian ending. They find a way to revive Marcus just before her death; she receives news of her first great-great-grandchild's birth; a visit by an open-minded historical scholar helps restore her faith in humanity; a quiet Minbari ritual, surrounded by the Rangers she trained and led; being visited by Sinclair (sorry, Valen) and Catherine, who have once more traveled through time.... (hey, I can't spoil it all here)
You do Numb3rs, right? How about: "An Integral Part of a Balanced Day" ?
Or for CSI: "Past Expiration Date" or "Match Made in Vegas" ?
All pretty bland, I know. *sigh* Not feeling particularly clever today.
"An Integral Part of a Balanced Day" [Numb3rs]
The life of Larry Fleinhardt is the life of the mind, but he learned long ago that the mind, without variety and without the input of the human heart, begins to go in circles. So he makes sure to exchange conversation, concern--love--with the friends and family and others whose paths he crosses daily.
"Past Expiration Date" [CSI]
Angst warning! Grissom has out-lived or out-lasted every single member of his team. He wouldn't exactly call himself a "survivor," so what does that make him? Fossilized?
"She Shines for Me" [Supernatural]
Angst/horror. When Sam dreams about his mother, he dreams of peace or of fire, half-remembered, half-constructed. Either way, her figure is the brightest thing in his slumber, and he's never questioned why.
Until now. *cue spooky music*
Because both of these are phrases that, when I heard them, wanted to see them turned into a story, novel, play, movie, whatever . . .
"All the Squee on the Mountain"
or (you songwriter, you)
"Squee Like a Fan!Girl"
Hm . . . any of your fandoms would do nicely . . . we know that Charlie has some sort of female following on campus (if his file of love letters is any indication) . . .
"Squee Like a Fan!Girl" [Numb3rs]
A filk of "Walk Like An Egyptian." Charlie says he's got women "coming out of the woodwork"; what he definitely does have are some stalker-y students who just can't get enough of their favorite hot math teacher. This is their song.
Make up a title for a story I didn't write
Did you know that this is how many, many movies were made once upon a time (circa the 1950s)? There was this practice of handing writers a title, and they had X amount of time to write a script and the production crew had X amount of time to complete the film.
I'm sure it comes as no surprise that many of these weren't very good.
We have a movie the title of which was so cheesy we had to check it out, High School Hellcats, that was written and produced in this manner. It was actually better than I anticipated (which isn't necessarily saying much), and it was nothing like what I expected.
Numb3rs/Lost: "Losing My Religion"
Numb3rs/CSI: "The Hypotenuse of Herbivores"
Don't hurt me. ;-)
*stares* Okay, the first one I can do.
*looks at the second one again; turns it sideways to see if viewing it like that will cause inspiration to strike*
Based on your comment about your postponed rant: "Firing the Canon." :)
"Firing the Canon" [Farscape]
A very meta fic, in which authors and charaters interact. Displeased with a certain event in canon, the characters band together to convince one of their fic authors to ditch said piece of canon and reimagine/rewrite the rest of the series from that point.
"Resonances" (Stargate SG-1/Sentinel)
"Fall Free" (because that's the song I'm listening to right now)