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08 March 2011 @ 06:34 pm
(Ganked from woldy; I just went a little silly with the description.)

THE ZOMBIES ARE COMING! Well, the Internet Zombies are coming. Unfortunately for us fic’cers, they don’t eat human brains; I’m sure many of us would gladly trip a few Twilight writers (sorry!) to save our fics and the favourites we’ve read through the years. Alas, the Zombies are coming, and they are here to eat your fic! (Shock and alarm, horror and disbelief!)

You and five of your fic are going to tunnel down into one of the secret Zombie Shelters of Livejournal, hoping against hopes that the Zombies next strike against Tumblr or Twitter until the hordes of 4chan are able to amass and defeat them. (Internet Trolls have to be good for something.) You must live out your future Internet life (or lives – provided the Zombies go down) with only these five fics.

Now it is time for you to face the dreaded Rick-Rolled tune: which five fics do you pick?

Good luck, and Gods-speed.

My Choices:

  • 1) Postscript - my second fest fic, both for tetleythesecond and in general. It is a sort of prequel to the prior In Memoriam, which came about before I had any sort of grip on the characters. (In In Memoriam I, uhm, even spelled Wilhelmina’s name ‘Wilhemina’ because I had never come across the name before and never gave the character much attention. Thankfully tetleythesecond fixed that.) Anyway, it’s probably my best work as far as the depth of emotions explored (death can do that to a POV) as well as humour included (darn crone coven; I can’t keep the personality out of them if I try - which I generally don’t of course). Written for springtime_gen. The fic is definitely a keepsake for me and is the only one that I would always choose, hands down.

  • 2) The Madmen, the Scarecrow and the Milkmaid - because I just saw the line "It was Rita Skeeter: defiler of the written word and, unfortunately, sex on stilts" and nearly died laughing. Written for featherxquill as part of hp_beholder, which I was told was one of the best fics around – and it wasn’t a lie. Thus I was frightened out of my mind to write for it. I think that’s one of the reasons I’m picking this fic: I wrote it when I was scared to death to write and I wrote smut despite my fear of it. So this is a little pat on the back that I won’t let the Zombies steal from me. (You hear that, Zombies? I’ll send some Thestrals over to whoop yo’ pixelated arses.) (Also, this started the phase in my writing called ‘I Stink with Titles.’ Incidentally, I’m still in it.)

  • 3) The Phoenix and the Toad - written for hp_ssc_fest and thus not to fit anyone’s particular request. Although that’s a lie, because I had people guide my choice and used a prompt tetleythesecond had given me a while before (using Trevor as a Cupid between Augusta and Wilhelmina); so really it was more of a “three’s the charm” fic for Teskey (Pesky Tetley (; ). It’s a rare pair and I think those would generally be gems for repopulating the Glorious New Era of Fic after the Internet Zombie Apocalypse.

  • 4) Mistletoe Misdemeanour - okay not the real title, but minervas_eule suggested it and it was written for her in hoggywartyxmas and it’s ten times better than my title, so let’s go with it, alright? (I’ll change it to that when I eventually get around to uploading my own version of it in ten years or so.) I like this one because it was for a party (not a fest) and it was a winter party (winter being my favourite) and it got me through being stuck away from home for Solstice. hoggywartyxmas is special to me. Plus, this is a rare pair (see ‘repopulating’).

  • 5) Mermaid Manipulation - I am going with my most recent fic because I really stepped out of my bounds to write it. It’s dysfunctional and I generally don’t ‘do’ dysfunctional (note that many of my other stories feature friendship and occasional sex). It became a bit less dysfunctional after beta’ing (which I completely don’t mind – I like being less in the dark with the ending!) but is regardless way beyond what I would ever otherwise write. It was written for tetleythesecond’s prompt at dysfuncentine. (Wow, Tetley, can I just promote you from Friend to Muse now? Teehee.) It’s Amelia Bones/Tonks with another surprise paring so, once again, a rare pair. It was between this and Unicorn Horn Delight but I’m going with the rare pair (Amelia Bones/Tonks and Amelia Bones/mystery are rarer than Wilhelmina/Minerva, I think). Plus, it’s always good to go small – so 4,000 words instead of 9,500; I don’t want to be cramped in my Zombie Shelter. (;

What would you choose?

(And now it sounds a little like Pokémon. Oops. :B)


"I am a writer who happens to love women. I am not a lesbian who happens to write."
[Jeanette Winterson]
Current Mood: relievedRelieved.
CaroRulescarorules on March 8th, 2011 06:44 pm (UTC)
<3 your I like girls banner ;)
Kiwi Crocus: Rainbow || Paint the flowers me.cranky__crocus on March 8th, 2011 09:05 pm (UTC)
Thanks! :D
President Airlock: anteaterqueen_of_snapes on March 8th, 2011 08:28 pm (UTC)
Ah, phew, I'm fine, I didn't even write more than 5 fics so I get to keep them all! Yay unproductive me!

Of course, now I won't write another story at all for fear I might one day have to choose...
Kiwi Crocus: Readwrite || Concentrated writing.cranky__crocus on March 8th, 2011 09:05 pm (UTC)
*Gives you The Eye.* Don't you dare, woman. I won't shy away from giving you a deadline; and at the last minute I'll go make it a challenge. I can't get 8th April out of my mind. And oh, how overjoyed I would be to share the wealth!

*Prods you from within her purse.*
President Airlock: Glee!queen_of_snapes on March 9th, 2011 09:21 am (UTC)
Sneaky Kiwi! *eyes purse suspiciously*

I'm glad 8th April has been burnend into your mind, if you don't behave I'll request Snape be featured prominently in the story! Chop chop, get writing!

*leaves tiny rainbow cupcake next to the purse to lure Kiwi out*
Kiwi Crocus: Rainbow || Paint the flowers me.cranky__crocus on March 9th, 2011 04:26 pm (UTC)
*The purse eyes suspiciously back.*

Oh goodness not Snape! What could I possibly do with Snape?! I can't get writing yet, I have a dissertation draft to finish! Queenie, you are a very tough mistress. :Þ

*Accios cupcakes into the purse.*
President Airlock: ship shipqueen_of_snapes on March 9th, 2011 04:37 pm (UTC)
*lurks around the purse*

Ha, I have nothing else to do all day besides being a tough mistress! I told you I'd focus all my energies on the task.

*drops small Snape figurine into purse*
Kiwi Crocus: Shoes || Heels and leg warmers.cranky__crocus on March 9th, 2011 04:47 pm (UTC)
*A screech echoes up from the bottom of the purse. A Snape figurine flies out, the ends of his robes smoking.*

Hey! Woman-plus-Filius zone! I was playing with my Wilhelmina Grubby-Plank figuring, and your Snape went and landed on my McGonagall! Willa is not very pleased. Just you wait, I'll send Rolanda flying out at you! ...er, it a not-pleasant way, I mean, of course...

At least give me a break for a little while, given that I have a draft deadline and a presentation tomorrow, a meeting Friday, another presentation and a first final dissertation draft next week! Please have mercy!
President Airlockqueen_of_snapes on March 9th, 2011 09:45 pm (UTC)
Of course Snape landed on McGonagall! *lol* Surely she wasn't complaining?

*puts Snape back on her keychain*

You're in luck, I'm off work until Monday and have quite a lot planned so you can get a breather :) I am a merciful tough mistress... Just don't upset Snape anymore!
Kiwi Crocus: HP || McMin || Eyebrows.cranky__crocus on March 9th, 2011 09:53 pm (UTC)
I think McGonagall would complain if anyone fell out of the sky and landed on her, lovers or no! She was having an interesting moment with Willa, as well, so she wasn't entirely pleased...but I'll admit that on the spectrum of how upset she could have been, she was no where close. I think I may have noticed the stirrings of a smile.

Breather! Yes! Especially since I just realised something wsa entirely mucked up about my dissertation and now I have to start over on a lot of the work I'd already done!

(Oh, come now, you can't tell me Snape was upset! I'm pretty sure it's canon-compliant that Snape flies. And you were the one who threw him. :Þ)
lash_laruelash_larue on March 9th, 2011 01:59 am (UTC)
I will simply kill the zombies and keep them all.

I fear no zombie. In Colonel Colt we trust, and remember, double-tap.
Kiwi Crocus: HP || To Hogwarts!cranky__crocus on March 9th, 2011 02:03 am (UTC)
Oh, Laaa-aaash, you're no fun, killing off the Zombies before there's any sort of proper adventure! Go on, which fics would you pick? *Heckles, grinning.* But when the time comes I'll help kill - I'm more useful than I look! :D
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Kiwi Crocus: Rainbow || The cake is a lie.cranky__crocus on March 9th, 2011 04:29 pm (UTC)
It's all yours! I love that you are going to kill the Zombies via sweet tooth. Teeheehee. Kill 'em with kindness and cake, eh? (Or ice cream, in this case.)

I'm so glad you like my fic enough to want to keep it around during a Zombie apocalypse! That is incredibly flattering. ♥
Kiwi Crocus: Readwrite || Concentrated writing.cranky__crocus on March 9th, 2011 04:28 pm (UTC)
You are welcome to sneak away with In Memoriam; it's small enough to fit in a pocket, I imagine. I really will have to put an edited version of that some time - it's an activity for break.

Okay, now I am giggling away in a library over the image of you in a toga with a bunch of grapes. (Not that it's bad, of course!) I'm sure you could wear anything you're comfortable in - historical lesbian getup, perhaps? :Þ
therealsnape: zz Humbugtherealsnape on March 10th, 2011 06:38 am (UTC)
Somehow I managed to miss this post till today. All great stories, and just the kind of thing we need with a zombie apocalypse. (Would we get zombie horsemen, then? On Thestrals? That might be a sight to remember - however short remembrance might be on Apocalypse Day).

Glad to see Hoggywarty was such a good time for you! *dons the icon in honour of the mention*
Kiwi Crocus: Rainbow || Paint the flowers me.cranky__crocus on March 11th, 2011 10:58 pm (UTC)
I hope we would get Zombie horsemen - oh, on Thestrals would be perfect!

Teehee, it's lovely to see that icon around again. (: Hoggywarty was definitely an amazing time for me. I hope it happens again some time! Though perhaps with some help for the lovely Modly Mod, if she decides to hire some House Elves. (;