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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 [livejournal.com 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.



1. Anne of Green Gables 'Why, Coventry!' I exclaimed. 'I was born here.' (Philip Larkin)

Anne held on to Rilla’s small hand as she laid her flowers down. The older children looked anxious to run away and play, but Anne didn’t scold. The fact that they were here was enough. Her children’s faces, full of life- they were the real tribute to her parents’ memory.


2. Doctor Who When we love our lord is LOVE. (Frank Bidart)

He’d do anything to help them, to save them. He even died for a few of them. And then he lets them go. He always does. He sees their need, and he can’t hold out for long. He might have been a bit cross, on occasion- but he loves them too much, and - as those silly humans say - love trumps all.

3. Gargoyles Around me is the 'ellish night (Robert Service)

“The dark seems to bring out the worst face of this city,” Goliath brooded. “I grow weary of living in the shadows of humanity’s ugliness.”

“But maybe you’re the light in that darkness,” Elisa said. “The ray of hope for everyone who's trapped like you. That's worth fighting on for."


4. Lord Peter Wimsey Forward, the Light Brigade! (Tennyson)

They were running again. Over the top! Shells. Smoke. Whistling through the air- and the terrible, thundering crash. He felt it in his chest. Shaken to the core. But he kept running. Suddenly- an impact- on the ground- the force of it- oh God-

“Peter!”

He gasps.

Awake.

Alive.

“Harriet!”


5. ReBoot I would spread the cloths under your feet (W.B. Yeats)

“I’ll go,” Bob says. “No sense in getting all of us deleted. Mainframe needs you.”

He looks at Dot, and she knows he’d do it- for all of them… but especially for her.

“No way,” replies Dot. “If you’re marching into hell, I’m going with you.”

Bob grins. “Wouldn’t want it any other way.”

***
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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