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I grabbed this from kroki_refur  ...it sounds like so much fun. The basic principle is in one meme, you post a comment about something YOU created that you are particularly fond of, or proud of. In the second meme, you post a comment about something someone ELSE created that floats your boat, and that you return to again and again. The posts themselves say it better than I could...


From Fleshflutter:

"I would like you to comment with a link to a single fannish creation you have produced in SPN fandom: fic, art, vid, batch of icons, meta. Just one piece you have created in this fandom that pleases you personally."
 
From kellifer-fic:


"...But that inspired me to wonder what stories of other people's please you? More specifically:

- What's your go-to story(s)? Those ones you have bookmarked/mem'd/have on a list somewhere and just can read over and over?

- What's that story(s) that hit you like a punch in the gut? Made you say, woah, didn't see that coming?

- What's that story that made you say, yeah, this writer just gets it - just sees the characters the way I do/wrote that story I wanted to/seemingly pried that right out of my head?

- What's that story(s) that first sucked you into a fandom/first story you read in a fandom?"

 

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Saw this floating around on my flist and decided to play, too:

When did you start watching Supernatural?

My sister made me watch the first ep, and I hated it. Got sucked back in long about Heart.....


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I was quasi-tagged by [profile] big_pink for this meme, and I'm to tag 8 other people and tell them they can't refuse. (Even though they can) Totally fun! Here's who I tagged: [personal profile] fashes[personal profile] agt_spooky,  [profile] blacklid, [personal profile] cormallen, [personal profile] grand_sophy, [profile] plutogirl10, [profile] vaingirlfic, [profile] nocturnal08, [personal profile] apgeeksout, [profile] amothea

Here goes:

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 Based on an exercise developed by Will Barratt, Meagan Cahill, Angie Carlen, Minnette Huck, Drew Lurker, Stacy Ploskonka at Illinois State University. If you participate in this blog game, PLEASE acknowledge their copyright. BOLD WHICH APPLY TO YOU:


  • Father went to college -- Not sure for how long.
  • Father finished college
  • Mother went to college
  • Mother finished college
  • Have any relative who is an attorney, physician, or professor
  • Were the same or higher socio-economic class than your high school teachers
  • Had more than 50 books in your childhood home
  • Had more than 500 books in your childhood home
  • Were read children's books by a parent  - Dr. Seuss!
  • Had more than two kinds of lessons before you turned 18 -- I had ice skating lessons, skiiing lessons, and trombone lessons.
  •  
  • The people in the media who dress and talk like me are portrayed positively -- Well, no.
  •  
  • Had a credit card with your name on it before you turned 18 - Gosh no!
  • Your parents (or a trust) paid for the majority of your college costs  - Lord no.
  • Your parents (or a trust) paid for all of your college costs - I'm still working on student loans.
  • Went to a private high school
  • Went to summer camp -- Went to Camp Fire Girls camp. Camp Hitaga in Iowa. It was a blast both times.  I'm not sure how we afforded it, but we did.
  • Family vacations involved staying at hotels 
  •  
  • Your clothing was all bought new before you turned 18 - Handmedowns to the max. I was the youngest of four.  
  •  
  • There was original art in your house when you were a child - One my grandfather painted, and the other one, I don't remember who it was by.
  •  
  • You and your family lived in a single family house -- We lived in base housing till I was 10. Sometimes that was an apartment, sometimes it was a house.
  •  
  • Your parent(s) owned their own house(s) or apartment before you left home - The day they sold that house, my childhood home, I bawled my eyes out.
  •  
  • You had your own room as a child. - When sisters started getting married, I got my own room. I think I was 15.
  •  
  • You had a phone in your room before you turned 18
  • Participated in an SAT/ACT prep course
  • Had your own TV in your room in High School
  • Owned a mutual fund or IRA in High School or College
  • Flew anywhere on a commercial airline before you turned 16 - My dad was in the Air Force, so when he got stationed in Germany, we flew there. I was about five when we went over, 8 when we came back.
  • Went on a cruise with your family - We all went on a Disney cruise a few years back.
  • Went on more than one cruise with your family
  • Your parents took you to museums and art galleries as you grew up - While in Germany, especially. We went to all the museums, art galleries, went to the ballet and the opera, old castles, beer houses, Octoberfest. We were overloaded with it.
  • You were unaware of how much heating bills were for your family -- Not for a minute. Especially after my dad got out of the Air Force and money was tight. The whole "don't touch the GD thermostat!" That house was drafty, I tell you. It was cold in winter.
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 I swiped this from

[personal profile] apgeeksout who swiped it from unhobbityhobbit and because it seemed like fun!

Here it is, ten things you might not know about me. Well, 11, because I always overdo. 

1.  I sing when I'm happy. Not well, but I sing. I like to sing when I cook, especially.

 2.  I love to go out to breakfast. There's something very decadent about someone else making me french toast. I like it best with   loads of butter and cinnamon and sugar.

3.  I sleep better when I've written that day. I sleep even better when I've written fiction.

4.  Until I was 12, people thought I was a boy. This is in part due to my mother's insistence that I have a pixie haircut. I played it up until I couldn't anymore, and I can tell you for certain that boys are treated differently than girls.

5.  I am allergic to cats and house dust.

6.  I once bought a house built in 1902. It was only 1,200 square feet. I had siding and insulation and new windows put on. Then, I had to caulk the entire thing (by hand), and then paint it and the garage and the outbuilding. Then I couldn't stand to look at it any more, because all it said to me was "work," so I sold it.

7.  I am writing a novel. It's not going very well because the fanfiction is coming much easier.

8.  I am the youngest of four girls. And no matter how old I get, no matter that I'm a card-carrying, mortgage-paying adult, I am always referred to as Baby.

9.  One of my favorite things to do is take roadtrips. I love to drive long distances and sing with the windows down. I recently went through AZ and NM and they have the straightest roads in the country.

10. One of my hobbies (besides fandom) is reading about the Revolutionary War, and in particular anything George Washington did or said. He had a hard row to hoe, that one.

11. I once went on a sail training voyage. You know, where you learn to sail one of those three-masted vessels? I took a ship out of Lunenberg, Nova Scotia. In a fit of enthusiasm, I signed on for five weeks. I managed cold showers, storms at sea, cold bisquits for breakfast, and callouses on my hands and feet. I wore my tuque nonstop. But when the septic tank exploded into the hold, I kind of wanted to get off. Only there was no port. I had to wait. Oh joy. Got off at Newport. Ate lobster. Went home.

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My sister always said I was a "Sam," but I never believed her. Now I'll never live it down!!! I always wanted to be Dean. Do you think if I studied up and took the test again, I might be able to change the results? Anyway, the quiz was a lot of fun. Here's the link to take it.







Which Supernatural character are you?




You're Sam! Smart, kind, and all-around good guy. You care about people and you always try to do the right thing. But there's more to you than meets the eye -- if someone gets on your bad side, they better watch out.
Take this quiz!








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