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Copying this here so I can keep track of it - was fun to go poking back through my writings.  It's been so long since I've had time I actually completely forgot I'd written some of them, like the Happy Prime one - was fun to re-read now that we're in the midst of daycamp season again at work :D   And as sister-dear noted, my first lines dive right into the characters.  Which makes sense, lol.  Setting? What setting. Um, ship, base, whatever *vague handwave*

Tagged by @sister-dear

Rules: List the first lines of your last 20 stories. See if there are any patterns. Then tag 10 of your favorite authors!

The rest of his gestaltmates cried out in protest and alarm as Fireflight ran himself headlong into the energon bars of his cell.  (Potential)

“Ok,” Ratchet said shortly. “You’re clear. Now go.” Silverbolt slid gratefully off the berth, sending a reminder to the rest of his gestaltmates to hurry up and not keep Ratchet waiting; the CMO was not in any sort of forgiving mood. (Little Buddy Bonus Chapter 2)

Even walking the short distance from the makeshift medbay had exhausted them. Wheeljack waited, shifting Streetwise so he was more comfortably arranged over his shoulder, while Groove, Hot Spot, and Blades made their slow way to the door to the Aerialbot quarters.  (Shield Bonus Chapter 1.5)


Subject: Summer Daycamp Inquiry

Greetings, NatureLady. My name is Optimus Prime.
(Happy Prime)

Moar first lines lurk here. Just lurking, being introductory and stuff. )

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Busy week coming up - I'm hoping I can get a substitute to teach the field trip and swing Tuesday off, because otherwise I'll be working a 14 day stretch with no day off in there, and Thursday and Friday are both 12-hour days. Gotta mow the grass in there somehow!

Have a meme from tumblr, with bonus pee dream! :D

Birthday: September

Gender: Amphibian. Probably some sort of salamander, although I also lean towards “gray treefrog”

Siblings: One “little” brother, who outgrew me by the time I was six and he was four. He’s a sweet, funny, weird, creative guy, and I love him muchly (I actually would declare to everyone that I hated him until I turned eight, and then I decided he wasn’t so bad).

Favorite Color(s): today, the glossy walnut-brown fur of a baby raccoon.

Pets: hahahahahahaha! Um. Cats (3) Bunny (1) Fish (3) Frogs (2) Not!Pets: Baby Opossums (18) Baby Raccoons (5) Baby squirrels (1) Smallish snapping turtle with minor shell injury (1)

Wake up time: my alarm is set for 6:50am, but I generally wake up between 4am and 5am no matter what time I go to bed, so I listen to a video or book narration on my Kindle and attempt to doze a little until my alarm goes off. Right now because of all the baby feedings in the morning, I go ahead and get up at 6am.

Lemonade or Iced Tea: Iced tea

Cats or Dogs: Dogs are my inhale, cats are my exhale, both equally necessary. One day I hope to be in a position to get another dog, but right now poor pup would be alone most of the week.

Coke or Pepsi: Diet Coke, although Diet Pepsi is acceptable.

Day or Night: I have loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night and all that, but I think I’ll have to say day here. More flowers and bugs and gardening in the day, plus right now night means mosquitoes.

Met a celebrity: I once shook the hand of a mayor. It was very limp, squashy handshake, too, erg.

Smile or Eyes: Eyes ARE smiles. However, smiles aren’t eyes, generally. That would be kinda cool though! Like a snake, only instead of smelling with your tongue you would see with your teeth.

Shorter or Taller: Taller for when I need help at the grocery store reaching stuff on the high shelves. Shorter for dancing, so I’m not spending the whole time staring at a belly or chest or getting a crick in my neck looking up to make conversation.

Chapstick or Lipstick: My lips are generally nekkid. If they get really chapped I put a little Crisco or honey on them.

City or Country: I’d say country, but I like not having to drive an hour to get to the grocery, and “country” where I am means enormous swaths of corn and soybeans and who knows what being sprayed everywhere. So probably what I mean is wooded suburbs with a little creek running through and some nice huge trees and small quirky non-pretentious houses close enough to each other to be friendly, far enough away that I don’t have to talk to anyone if I don’t want to.

Bonus: I had a dream a few nights ago that I really had to pee, but I couldn’t for some reason, and I knew I was going on a long hike and was going to be miserable if I couldn’t pee, so I thought, “maybe if I try a bucket” I’ll be able to pee. And I found a bucket and at last! I could pee! Sweet relief! And then I woke up and I really really had to pee. I had not peed in the bed, despite peeing in my dream. And that was my pee dream. You’re welcome.
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Whew, some long days this week - just coming up for air here! One of the higher up managers is watching the nature center today so I can have a day off; she was super nervous about handling weird nature center stuff - this week we've had people show up with every thing from a baby coyote to a snapping turtle hit by a car to a gentleman recovering from brain trauma and injuries determined to do a 2 mile hike around the lake against the advice of his wife who...just left him and went hiking on her own? And then reported him missing right at closing time, so we called for back up and I hiked one way and the other naturalist hiked the other way around the trail and ended up finding him before the police arrived - still hiking, he'd made it all the way around the lake on his own. So anyway! Stuff like that, just a normal day at the park. I'm sure she'll be just fine...>_>

Today's plan:
Shower - it's been a few days, nice that I'm not as oily as I was even five years ago, wouldn't have been able to get away with this then, but still. There are limits.
Mow grass - if you don't hear from me for a few days it's because I'm lost in my lawn-jungle
Feed and clean all the babies - four raccoons now. They're traps! Adorable adorable traps!
Figure out how hit-by-car snapping turtle is doing and get her set up. Luckily she's a smallish one still, shell is cracked slightly but doesn't seem too badly damaged, and she's scritching around in the tub trying to get out so that's a good sign. Snappers are tough!
Transplant milkweed seedlings into pots for the garden tour at the park next week
Set up baby red squirrel in outdoor enclosure - finally caught him; he's been at large in my bedroom for a week (stuck him in a nice big crate. A little too big - he must have squeezed out through the holes in the wire door somehow!)
Figure out what's going on with my credit card - got a fraud alert text from the bank at 6am this morning. No, I haven't purchased anything from Spotify this morning, and there were two more charges also from early this morning I didn't recognize, one for $92 for some sort of "electronic services." They put a hold on my card UPDATE: just got off the phone with the card company, and yep, 15 more transactions attempted, all this morning. They've cancelled that card and are sending me a new one, and I'm not liable for the charges today. Good catch credit card company! Sheesh.

Here, have a meme from tumblr:

WIP Game Rules: Go to page 7 of your WIP, count down 7 lines, share 7 sentences

Cheating a little bit here because I don’t even have seven complete pages of WIP, just a bunch of scattered, fragmented bits, but here’s a fairly coherent section:

First Aid straightened long before Ratchet judged him recovered and began making his way down the corridor, staggering somewhat. He was wavering between tranquilizers or throwing Aid over his shoulder and just hauling him to wherever he was so determined to go, when a shining yellow figure appeared suddenly at the adjoining corridor, not even breaking stride as he scooped First Aid up with ease. First Aid slumped gratefully over the broad yellow shoulder as Ratchet gave the red twin who’d been following close behind an incredulous glance.

“Someone’s outside and we have to save them?” Sideswipe asked Ratchet cheerfully.

Ratchet’s expression went from incredulous to jaw-drop. “Not you too?” Dear Primus, it was an epidemic.
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Utharkitty's nefarious meme-plan to get fan writers to self-rec more:

1. Fic you’re most proud of and why.

I guess I'd have to say Project Reset: The Prequel because I had no idea where it was going and it was like pulling teeth to finally get the last chapters hammered out in some sort of coherent story arc and it has Decepticons in it and everything! :D Although Shield is a close second/favorite because it was the first longish thing I ever wrote, and it really solidified and laid out my Protectobot characterizations and headcanon for them.

2. Fic that got more attention than you were expecting.

I remember being surprised by the response to Pacifist when I first published it. I wasn't sure it even made sense outside of my own head, but it seemed to strike an emotional note with folks. And then Small Fry - don't create a baby robot and then leave the little doober in peril for very long, or there will be scoldings! XD

3. Fic that you’d like to see get more attention.

More attention? stuck on this one. Can't choose amongst my babies! D:

4. First fic you ever wrote. If it isn’t online any more, tell us what it was about. How do you feel about it now?

First fic I published online was Gravity and I was so scared, lol. Ah ha - here's the link to the first posting: Gravity on transficsation, before the days of Ao3. All the kind comments made me much less chicken ^^ <3

5. Fic that best represents you as a writer.

Hm, maybe One. Short but it has all the necessary ingredients: 1. angst 2. fluff 3. cuddlepile 4.?? 5. Profit!

6. Fic that pushed your boundaries or put you outside of your comfort zone. How?

Little Buddy? I never would have dreamed I'd be writing graphic mpreg, but there it was in my head! Most of the things I'd written up until then had been pretty "no warnings," and I felt bad that there'd be folks with mpreg squicks that would have to avoid this one. This was also the first time I stepped away from fairly well-established fanon on how robots worked and invented my own reproductive headcanon. Had to convince myself that I, as author, had ultimate cosmic power to do this before I posted it :P

7. Fic that you have/had a love/hate relationship with.

Project Reset: The Prequel again, just because it stalled out for so long.

8. Hottest fic you ever wrote.

Teh hotness, just not my forte, alas! XD Slow Fuse is the closest I've gotten, but I'm afraid it tends more towards the silly than the scorching :P

9. Longest fic you ever completed.

Project Reset: The Prequel again, at 43,000ish words.

10. What fic(s) are you working on now?

Protectobot Beginningsverse "Still Waters" story arc, in which all-by-himself sadsverse First Aid meets up with Sideswipe and Sunstreaker.
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So all this week I've been forgetting what I was doing, wandering into rooms and then wondering why, putting objects in strange places, mixing up words, and writing notes on my hand that don't make any sense (i.e. a big "G" to remember to lock up and alarm the Marina at work after my frog program.  I knew what I was supposed to do, but what the heck did "G" stand for?)  All of which is completely normal this time of year, lol, but it's been fun to blame it on the head injury ^_~  
 Are my feet cold? Click here to find out! )
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Ganked from [ profile] eerian_sadow

Ten Top Trivia Tips about Playswithworms!

  1. The fingerprints of playswithworms are virtually indistinguishable from those of humans, so much so that they could be confused at a crime scene.
  2. Scientists believe that playswithworms began billions of years ago as an enormous ball of dust and gas.
  3. You should always store playswithworms in an airtight container in the fridge.
  4. Playswithworms is the last letter of the Greek alphabet.
  5. If you drop playswithworms from more than three metres above ground level, she will always land feet-first.
  6. The moon is 400 times closer to the Earth than playswithworms, and 400 times smaller.
  7. More people are killed by playswithworms each year than die in aeroplane accidents.
  8. Playswithworms is the only one of the original Seven Wonders of the World that still survives.
  9. Influenza got its name because people believed the disease was caused by the evil "influence" of playswithworms.
  10. A cluster of bananas is called a hand and consists of 10 to 20 bananas, which are individually known as playswithworms.
I am interested in - do tell me about

I always suspected I began as an enormous ball of dust and gas ^^

random assorted babble )
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Meme!  Stolen from [ profile] seikk

A. List seven habits/quirks/facts about yourself.
B. Tag seven people


Seven fascinating facts of fascination )

Run if you want to be tagged, and I'll chase you!  (not too fast if you actually want to be caught - I have short legs!)

Meme ahoy!

Jan. 18th, 2010 10:37 pm
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Meme ganked from [ profile] japankasasagi and [ profile] 41spectrums:

a. Type your answer to each of the questions below into Flickr Search (
b. Using ONLY the first page, pick an image.
c. Copy and paste each of the URLs for the images into Mosaic Maker ( Change rows to 3 and columns to 3
d. Save the image and post it into your entry!

The Questions:
1. What is your first name?
2. What is your favorite food?
3. What is your favorite color?
4. Favorite drink?
5. Dream vacation?
6. Favorite hobby?
7. What you want to be when you grow up?
8. What do you love most in life?
9. One word to describe you?

The results )

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Ganked from [ profile] eerian_sadow 

Your result for The Fan Fiction Personality Test...

The Weirdo

Crackfic, Mpreg, and all the other oddities.

You are pretty weird. It's hard to put you in a box. On one hand, you might lean towards the bizarre subgenres; recklessly slash people with inanimate objects, create alternative universes where Harry Potter is a 7 years old girl named Annie and don't take fanfiction very serious. On the other hand, you might be a misunderstood genius that could write Tolkien, Roddenberry and Rice into the ground, and your ideas are simply totally ahead of their time.

However, the chances you're the latter are rather small.

Take The Fan Fiction Personality Test at OkCupid

Actually, it's not too hard to put me in a box.  Whether I'll stay there, however, now that's an entirely different matter ^_~

Edit:  I'd forgotten - one of my first posts here was refrigerator pr0nz, lol.  How did the survey know! O_o  Here's a reprint, in case you missed this reckless and cutting edge foray into the writing of inanimate object slash:

The refrigerator lightbulb burned out. I was a little traumatized... )


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