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I'm afraid I've been horribly neglectful of LJ lately, but the play I'm stage managing opens next week, & there's been lots of work, lots of drama (and I don't just mean in the play itself!) and lots of stress. I really haven't had time for much else, and it'll be even worse when tech week starts on Sunday. 9_9

So I'll try to distract myself from all the worry for a moment with this cool meme, taken from the lovely [ profile] lost_spook:

1: Pick five fandoms. List them in alphabetical order.

2: Visit this site to find your first RANDOM POEM OF POWER. Write down the 5th line (yes, even if it's an E.E. Cummings poem and you wind up with an apostrophe). Repeat five times and - you guessed it - list 'em in alphabetical order! (No cheating, mind! This is a challenge and it's always been about creativity.)

3: I think you can see where this is going. Write a very quick 50-word half-drabble for each fandom (try to do it all in one sitting - make your brain explode!), using the line from the poem as a prompt. You don't have to include it in the half-drabble - it's just inspiration.

4: Bravo! Have a cookie.

Drabbles for Anne of Green Gables, Doctor Who, Gargoyles, Lord Peter Wimsey, and ReBoot under the cut )

That was quite fun! Some of those prompts were frighteningly appropriate for the fandom they matched up with, I must say! And these are actually my first attempts at writing fic for a fandom other than Doctor Who in over a decade, so yay! Trying new things again! (Though I'm not 100% certain the Gargoyles one wasn't actually half-remembered dialogue from the actual show, lol. But the one good point of obscure fandoms is that no one will call you out for it!) ;D
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Am still tired out from Civil War weekend reenacting. The weather was glorious & the park it was at was lovely, but now skies are grey & raining and all I want to do is sleep! Luckily there isn't an event again this weekend, especially since I have to be at a rehearsal all day Saturday. I got asked back as stage manager for the actual run of the production, & we're doing blocking rehearsals now & it's all very interesting to watch it take shape & I'm very excited at the prospect of being backstage at an actual theater again!

In fangirl nonsense news, I finished re-watching my favorite childhood TV show, ReBoot, recently. I'd almost forgotten how great it was, but I never really stopped loving it. Even after all these years it still blows me away with how fantastic it is- the writing is top notch, the characters are still my heroes, and the visual side of it is just gorgeous. I don't buy the accusation that the CG animation is 'primitive' by today's standards- it's still beautifully designed, & it still impresses me with how sophisticated it looks, and this was from the 1990s! Season 3, especially, is mindblowingly beautiful. And the human characters actually look more like humans than any other CG animated characters I've ever seen- no caricatured 'cartoony' stuff at all. (Except when they went & re-designed them all in season 4, and then they didn't even look like themselves- but the writing was AWFUL & none of the characters acted like themselves either, so I'm totally not counting season 4 as part of ReBoot & just pretending it didn't exist!)

Now I'm having all kinds of feels over this show though, & not being able to let go of it, but there's like no fandom for it these days to satiate my obsession. I would read all the fic, but there really isn't any! There's a couple things on A03 (yes, I looked!) but the majority of it is by one author with a very creepy pairing that I would sooner die than read about, so that's that I guess! I did make a mix tape (yes, on an actual cassette tape) for season 3 back when I was 12- maybe I'll re-create it & expand on it as a fanmix on 8tracks, just to see if anyone actually listens to it. I'd forgotten what it's like to be in a small fandom; I guess I'll have to scuttle back to Doctor Who pretty soon so I can have other people to squee with! (But actually, season one of ReBoot reminds me a lot of season one of Classic Who- Dot & Bob are totally Barbara & Ian, and Enzo is their Susan & Phong is the Doctor- no wonder I took to Classic Who so quickly! Apparently I've been unconsciously seeking out the same characters my whole life, lol.)

Up next: watching more Classic Who!


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