rubykatewriting: (The Office: Pam & Ryan = SQUEE)
Shipping meme stolen from [livejournal.com profile] heather11483:

If you want to do this one, make the list of pairings before you see the questions!

Six ships you're into right now.

01 → Casey/Cappie, Greek
02 → Brennan/Booth, Bones
03 → Sonny/Chad, Sonny with a Chance
04 → Reese/Crews, Life
05 → Pam/Ryan, The Office
06 → Parker/Hardison, Leverage

Three ships you liked, but don't anymore.

07 → Pam/Jim, The Office
08 → Rory/Jess, Gilmore girls
09 → Kitty/Robert, Brothers & Sisters

Three ships you never liked.

10 → Hotch/Reid, Criminal Minds
11 → Cristina/Burke, Grey's Anatomy
12 → Penny/Leonard, The Big Bang Theory

Two ships you're curious about, but don't actually ship.

13 → Fiona/Michael, Burn Notice
14 → Liz/Jack, 30 Rock

Questions )
rubykatewriting: (The BooManChu: Awesome Dat)
MAY: Stubborn and hard-hearted. Strong-willed and highly motivated. Sharp thoughts. Easily angered. Attracts others and loves attention. Deep feelings. Beautiful physically and mentally. Firm Standpoint. Needs no motivation. Easily consoled. Systematic (left brain). Loves to dream. Strong clairvoyance. Understanding. Sickness usually in the ear and neck. Good imagination. Good physical. Weak breathing. Loves literature and the arts. Loves travelling. Dislike being at home. Restless. Not having many children. Hardworking. High spirited. Spendthrift.

RULES:
• Pick your birth month.
• Strike out anything that doesn't apply to you.
• Bold the five-ten that best apply to you.
• Italicize those that sometimes apply.
Tag 5 people from your friends list. I live for this shit, personally, but maybe you don't?

The rest of the months. )
rubykatewriting: (Alexis B.: I've Got a Secret)
Meme time. (In my head, MC Hammer is doing his dance and it's, "Dun, dun, dun, break it down! MEME TIME!" Sometimes I wonder about myself.) Anyway, stolen from the lovely [livejournal.com profile] iridescentglow.

Cut for length. )
rubykatewriting: (Viola: I'm Brilliant! SHHH!)
Meme stolen from [livejournal.com profile] prettywordslike (most recently anyway).

1. Go to the Wikipedia home page and click random article. That is your band's name.
2. Click random article again; that is your album name.
3. Click random article 15 more times; those are the tracks on your album.

Band: Ennedi Ouest
Album: Fuel poverty
Tracks:
1. Gisèle MacKenzie
2. Cafreal
3. Onaga, Kansas
4. Yawata, Kyoto
5. Kéleshalom
6. Documentary Hypothesis
7. Twisted Nerve Records
8. Nizamuddin Dargah
9. Doug Livermore
10. Read-2-Lead Classic
11. William Tupper
12. Magda's Funny Bits
13. Edward Natapei
14. KTHX
15. Malaysia Federal Route 150

Oh my God, I'm in a pretentious Brit band the likes of which Coldplay would aspire to be. This is our "A Rush of Blood to the Head," only a thousand times more pompous. *Is ashamed*
rubykatewriting: (Humming and Dreaming)
10 Random Facts About Me )
rubykatewriting: (Ryan & Taylor: Le Sigh)
Stolen from... um, [livejournal.com profile] iridescentglow since she was the last person who posted it.

Six Ships I Like
1. Jim and Pam, The Office
2. Peter and Claire, Heroes
3. Rory and Logan, Gilmore girls
4. Allison and Joe, Medium
5. Ryan and Taylor, The O.C.
6. Bones and Booth, Bones

Three Ships I Abandoned
7. Lorelai and Luke, Gilmore girls
8. Rory and Jess, Gilmore girls
9. Veronica and Logan, Veronica Mars

Three Ships I Never Liked
10. Veronica and Piz, Veronica Mars
11. Ryan and Marissa, The O.C.
12. Veronica and Duncan, Veronica Mars

Two Ships That Have Piqued my Interest
13. Justin and Rebecca, Brothers & Sisters
14. Barney and Robin, How I Met Your Mother

Questions - there are vague spoilers so please click with care. )

Book Meme.

Apr. 25th, 2007 12:00 pm
rubykatewriting: (Books Books Books)
From [livejournal.com profile] iridescentglow.

Books can be dangerous. The best ones should be labeled: This could change your life. )

Oh, in very funny news, I have been banned at TWoP. Again. *SNORT* Because of a tiny kerfluffle in the Katherine Heigl thread. I knew it would be the death of me.

Fic Meme

Mar. 9th, 2007 01:04 pm
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Post a list of your top five favorite fics you've written, regardless of fandom or the reason you love them. This isn't about the BEST things you've written, but what you LOVE most. Then tag five other people to do the same.

Considering I have all of eleven fics to my name, I still felt the urge to have a little trip down memory lane. Which then reminded me that I have not yet added Our Invincible Heights to my website. ARGH.

Anyway, in no particular order:

Home (Gilmore girls, Future fic, LorelaiLuke, RoryJess, SookieJackson, multiple OCs) - This was only my second fic, both in the fandom and just in general. I can remember the idea coming to me one day and how obsessed I became with it. I just HAD to write it. But I was afraid how it would be received by fandom, especially when one of the main characters was Jess Mariano, all grown up at 30 and father to a ten-year-old daughter called Wren. There are multiple original characters (another worry, re: fandom reaction), and I don't actually introduce Rory into the story until chapter five. It is probably the one I'm most proud of because it showcases me at so many stages as a writer. I sort of grew up writing this baby.

And because I'm a total dork, I actually have a favorite chapter. Chapter six feels the most complete as it hit every emotional and plot point I wanted it to when I was working it out in my head. Plus I don't ever cringe or feel like going back and reworking anything. It also contains one of my favorite lines I've ever written.

Brand New Colony (Everwood, BrightHannah, AU [at least after publishing]) - This is my first fic within the fandom after three years of faithful viewer ship. It is also my first (and so far, last) foray into 2nd person narrative. I love it because it's about Bright and I think Bright Abbott is quite possibly my favorite TV boyfriend ever. This is the only fic I've ever written in one sitting, late on a Friday night. Yes, it's short, but when it comes to writing, I'm rather deliberate and there's a process (write, re-write, a little hand-wringing, fret, email Evie for some hand-holding....annnd repeat.) that does not lend itself to such speedy completion. It also saw me out of a long writing funk.

Fade To Color (Gilmore girls, RoryLogan, Finn, OC, Futurefic, AU) - Rory's a mother and Logan is still the lovable cad. He's also the father of Rory's son Eli. I wanted to explore Rory's issues and how she would react to motherhood, specifically a potentially career-derailing, surprise, senior year pregnancy. Not only does it feature my favorite children's book Where the Wild Things Are, it is also some of my favorite banter I've ever written (shit, the only banter I've ever written really) and Logan, the cook. There's also a tiny cameo by Finn, who is Eli's honorary godfather though I don't state that explicitly in the text. (Finn has shown up in cameo form in two out of my three RoryLogan fics, actually. Between him and Colin, I could see him remaining friends with Rory and Logan [specifically as a couple] in the longterm.)

La Vie en Rose (Gilmore girls, RoryTristan, AU, Futurefic) - One thing that I love about fanfic is the ability to play with what are essentially modern archetypes. For the purposes of Rory's Chilton life, Tristan was the tortured wealthy bad boy. He teased her because she intrigued him.

After reading Hito's Roman Holiday, I started thinking about Lorelai and Christopher and their wonderfully fucked up history. So I took Rory and Tristan and placed them in that world. Rory was raised by her grandparents (this was originally intended to be a much longer fic, which would have explored not only Rory's abortion at sixteen but Lorelai dying when Rory was four and Chris handing over custody to Grandparents Gilmore) and grew up being best friends with Paris and Tristan. Then Rory and Tristan's childhood friendship blossomed into something more in intermediate school.

Basically I wanted to explore what would happen if Rory found herself in Lorelai's position, pregnant at sixteen, but more importantly, choosing the opposite: aborting, and what that would do to her and Tristan. As canon has told us, Tristan's father was a bit of a hardass, and when it eventually comes to light about the aborted pregnancy, Tristan is shipped off to military school (as in canon) to get him away from Rory since the DuGray's never approved of his relationship with the Gilmore's bastard grandchild.

This is the aftermath. Rory and Tristan are people who are still clinging to old hurts and how that doesn't make for the best reconciliation, no matter how much they still love each other or want it.

Our Invincible Heights (Supernatural, DeanOFC, Sam, Ash, OCs, Futurefic) - This one will always hold a special place in my heart despite it being relatively new. (I posted this in January.) I think it's my first truly proper story. Yes, it takes the characters from SPN, but the story is told from the perspective of Lia, Dean's wife. It is twenty years after season two (I started writing this in October 2006) and Sam and Dean had all but given up on destroying The Demon. They've both pursued normal lives: Dean with Lia, Sam with Sarah (from "Provenance"), and that's where the story starts.

Though some would disagree with me (Dean included), I think he could leave the life and be happy. Family is the sole focus of his world and why hunting is such an intrinsic part of him, but if that family was threatened or if leaving the hunt meant keeping them protected, he would do it. And that’s truly the focus of this story: family. It’s also what drew Dean and Lia together in the first place.

In other news, [livejournal.com profile] calikali posted this month's Frankenmix rules, and I swear it's trying to eat my brain. Seriously, how to choose? Guh. My version of Sophie's choice, yo.
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Taken from [livejournal.com profile] being_fulfilled.

1. Egg Nog or Hot Chocolate? Both, but hot chocolate is more of a year-round staple in our house. Although I prefer the egg nog spiked, preferably with rum and mixed with whipped heavy whipping cream.

2. Does Santa wrap presents or just sit them under the tree? Always wrapped, although with the advent of gift cards, there are more envelopes and/or colored boxes with ribbons.

3. Colored lights on tree/house or white? Multi-colored lights on the tree just because I love all that color, but on the outside of the house I prefer all green lights. First, it's my favorite color. Second, they look fantastic with our yellow house.

4. Do you hang mistletoe? Nope, although my mom and grandfather nearly brained themselves one year trying to knock it loose from a tree with a giant wrench. It was quite amusing after the fact, and since Grandma and I were not around to see the idiocy first hand.

5. When do you put your decorations up? Mom and I have been in the house going on four Christmases now and we've only decorated once (last year). This year isn't looking too good either, what with Mom finishing up school and her first semester of clinicals, plus we work such opposite schedules.

6. What is your favorite holiday dish (excluding dessert)? Tie: cranberry sauce (homemade) and dressing (Mom makes this foccacia dressing with chestnuts and red bell peppers and it is AWESOME).

7. Favorite Holiday memory as a child? I mentioned this to [livejournal.com profile] briary_flower a few weeks back, but it has to be one of the years I spent Christmas with my dad's family. We were over at my aunt and uncle's house that year (we rotated between their place and my nana's), and the cousins and I crept down the hall towards the living room ridiculously early to sneak a peek. We found a CASTLE OF PRESENTS in front of the tree, and I think we stood there for a full five minutes in shock. It was just beyond amazing.

8. When and how did you learn the truth about Santa? I don't remember if there was even a moment at all, or if I just sort of realized on my own.

9. Do you open a gift on Christmas Eve? The past few years, yes, since Mom and I haven't been off together on Christmas (more often than not, she's working).

10. How do you decorate your Christmas tree? Lights, ornaments, icicles - the works.

11. Snow! Love it or Dread it? Love it, but then I haven't ever had to deal it with any sort of regularity. We did have a white Christmas here two years ago and it was absolutely beautiful.

12. Can you ice skate? Nope, but I've always wanted to learn.

13. Do you remember your favorite gift? Well, this year my grandma bought me a laptop, so that was pretty amazing and unexpected.

14. What's the most important thing about the Holidays for you? Family.

15. What is your favorite Holiday Dessert? Apple Pie a la Zing. It's traditional apple pie with cranberries mixed in and it's absolute heaven.

16. What is your favorite holiday tradition? These have fallen by the wayside as I've grown older, but I loved the huge family dinners we used to have when I was with my father's family. It would be me, my cousins, my dad, my grandparents, my aunt and uncle, a lot of my aunt's family, and whatever family had come in from Louisiana that year. It was chaotic and the most fun.

17. What tops your tree? Either an angel or a star.

18. Which do you prefer giving or receiving? Hands down, giving. There is nothing like it.

19. What is your favorite Christmas Song? The Christmas Song and White Christmas.

20. Candy Canes? Like crack for me. As a kid, I would systematically pilfer them from the tree. Always start at the back.
rubykatewriting: (Alexis B.)
So it's the letter meme. I was tagged by the lovely Ms. [livejournal.com profile] halfway2home and am now feeling daunted by the task of coming up with ten things that I love starting with the letter M.

Anyway, my whinging and flailing aside, here goes... )

Gilmore girls )

VERONICA FUCKING MARS )
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Taken from [livejournal.com profile] briary_flower

IF YOUR LIFE WAS A MOVIE WHAT WOULD THE SONGS BE?

So, here's how it works:
1. Open your library (iTunes, Winamp, Media Player, iPod, etc)
2. Put it on shuffle
3. Press play
4. For every question, type the song that's playing
5. When you go to a new question, press the next button

The sensual life )
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Allergy season has begun in earnest. I'm in a perpetual state of sneeze and/or almost sneeze with the lovely pre-sneeze itch. Blech.

Houston in the fall and spring HATES ME. Just sees me coming down the street and bumrushes me for a swift kicking of the ass. I'm like that girl in those ridiculous commercials a few years back, with the giant weed beating her about the head and neck.

Anyway, meme stolen from [livejournal.com profile] carrielh.

25 Random Lyrics Meme
Step 1: Put your MP3 player on random.
Step 2: Post the first lines of the first 25 songs that play, no matter how embarrassing the song.
Step 3: Post and let everyone you know guess what song and artist the lines come from.
Step 4: Strike out the songs when someone guesses correctly.
Step 5: NO CHEATING.


25 Lines )

I'm also in full-on, no holds barred, love with How I Met Your Mother. I love the relationships between everyone, and I adore the non-credits with the bum-bum-bahs and the candids. The cast is great and fun, and I love the history inherent in each episode, as if I'm catching a little snapshot of the lives of this group of friends each week. And I don't think I could even begin to pick my favorite character.

Now, I'm liking The Class okay, but it's mostly to do with Jason Ritter and Lizzy Caplan, and my great wish for them to make out randomly and often. Especially with that longer hair Jason was sporting tonight. So, PTB, see to that STAT.

With these two and Heroes every Monday night, I'm a very happy girl. Speaking of Heroes, HOLY SHIT! I just. No words. With Hiro and his teleporting and Claire with creepy Daddy. Spoilers ahead )

And now I'm off to bed.
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This has been gone round the flist a couple of times, but I'll say I stole it from [livejournal.com profile] allthingsholy because she's the last one to do it.

Look at your LJ userpics list. If you have fewer than 50 icons, pick every fifth one. If you have between fifty and seventy-five icons, pick every seventh one. If you have over seventy-five icons, pick every tenth one. If you have fewer than ten, pick all of 'em. List each one in your LJ, and tell everyone exactly why you have it, why it's interesting to you, what significance it has.

1. Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting
Keywords: Surrounded By Friggin' Idiots
Comment: credit [livejournal.com profile] green_queen
It's Lena Fucking Lamont, people. Need I say more?


2. Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting
Keywords: Michelle W. and Heath L.
Commnet: credit [livejournal.com profile] sunnyringo
What can I say? I adored them separately, especially my girl Michelle, and together, they're totally awesome.


3. Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting
Keywords: Jesse and Kira = Adorable!
Comments: credit [livejournal.com profile] ironminds
I tried, really I did, at the beginning of the season, to get into Invasion, but it moved forward with all the momentum of a glacier. Even the allure of Kira's unrequited crush on Jesse couldn't keep me around. Then it started getting interesting, and I was forced to tune in. Fuckin' ABC. One more show to add to the growing list of ones killed too soon by those bastards. That however is a rant for another day.


4. Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting
Keywords: Ryan G.
Comment: credit [livejournal.com profile] candy_girl82
He's hot, he's more than a little strange, and he made me see The Notebook three times in the movie theater. Shut up!


5. Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting
Keywords: Sin
Comment: credit [livejournal.com profile] maplest
This is one of my favorite Shakespeare quotes. I've seen it done well twice, infused with just the right amount of sexual keening that I feel like fanning myself. Over kissing.


6. Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting
Keywords: Duuuuude!
Comment: credit [livejournal.com profile] green_queen
I love this moment, because it is a truly genuine reaction. This was actually the first time the kids saw the pirate ship. Sigh. I love you, Goonies!


7. Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting
Keywords: Pensive Scott
Comment: credit [livejournal.com profile] eiluned
When I was working at the mall for those six infuriating months, they had the huge Gap ad Scott did with his big, goofy grin and his shaggy hair. And it was lovely. It was like the gods were smiling down on me. So, yeah. This is all about the pretty.


8. Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting
Keywords: Happiness Is A Motorcycle Ride
Comment: credit [livejournal.com profile] helloicons
I love this scene. We get the payoff, Amélie gets her boy, and all is right with the world.


9. Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting
Keywords: Mal and Inara Dance
Comment: credit [livejournal.com profile] lizicons
This is obviously behind the scenes, and I love it because I think working on Firefly and Serenity was quite fun. All those talented, hot, extremely funny people converging in one place can never be a bad thing.


10. Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting
Keywords: Pink Tulips
Comment: credit [livejournal.com profile] __printemps__
This one is just so pretty, which is definitely her forte. Her eye for still life photographs is unmatched. She takes them and turns them into lovely icons that just seem to pop out at you from the screen.


Also, if you missed it when I posted over the weekend, I wrote a Jim/Pam fic:

The Bible of the Free

And now I better scoot before Delaluce kills me.
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Stolen from [livejournal.com profile] carrielh.

1. Are you named after anyone? If so, explain.
My first and middle names are the middle names of my mom's two best friends from college. One of them, my Aunt Jo, is also my godmother. It also happened that my first name was my mother's favorite character in Little Women.

2. Do you have your children's names picked out already?
I have a few ideas. I've always loved the names Shelby and Ruby for a girl. (One of my girlfriends since forever beat me to my other fave standby, Isabel. Her little Isabel was born back in April.) I've always had this feeling that I'm going to end up with all girls so I've never given much thought to boys' names, but if I do end up with a son, his middle name will be Gordon, after my father.

3. If you were born a member of the opposite sex what would your name have been?
Jeremiah Anthony. No idea why, and my mom can't remember why she chose it. I think she said something about the flow of it. Or something.

4. If you could re-name yourself what name would you pick and why?
For years, I hated my name, but now I can't imagine not having it.

5. Are there any mispronunciations/typos that people do w/ your name constantly?
Nope. Very common name so that helps.
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Taken from [livejournal.com profile] sarkastic.


The Book Meme
Post the first sentences from ten of your favorite books and have your friends guess what they are from.

The Books )
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Taken from [livejournal.com profile] sarkastic.

TV Shows You've Watched Meme. I weep for the hours lost, people. Seriously. )

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