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Fading Moon, Bottled Star
Some future in my eyes, bright.
PRESENT 
apollo
Remember how I said I would post stuff I was writing in creative writing this year? Well that didn't happen, and turns out half the stuff I did for that class I did really fast and never revised, so it's kind of bad. But here's a little writing dump of the stuff I did like. Now I can write the post-Mystery Spot thing I've been wanting to do since the winter, ahahahaaaaa yeah.

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18th-Apr-2012 08:21 pm - red and terrible and red;
apollo


GUESS WHO GOT HER TABLET TO WORK AGAIN.
This is not the best ever, but I had to test it out fast :3
9th-Apr-2012 10:37 pm - may the odds be ever in your favor;
apollo
So I just read The Hunger Games. Start to finish in almost one sitting. And to be honest, I was really unimpressed. Like, ugh, okay, I know that purposeful social commentary and satire is usually not subtle. Obviously. And I know that this was meant as a YA novel and an easy read, a page-turner. I get it. I just feel like it could have been so much bettter with a more subtle style and some integrated world-building and discussion of cause and effect rather than the blunt action-action-brief introspection-action format that it was written in. There's a Stephen King quote that says something to the effect of "a character should never start a conversation by saying, 'hello, ex-wife!', instead they should imply background and marital status through more natural dialogue", I'm paraphrasing, but I felt like the majority of this book was just saying "hello, ex-wife!" over and over again and describing past events and relationships in the most blunt way possible, which, while the bluntness might work for some of the more obvious commentary, it really doesn't work towards building rapport between characters or identification with the reader. Also I felt like the book could have been so much more artfully paced. Each chapter picks up exactly where the last left off, there's no expansion or contraction of time, and I suppose this makes it flow together, but it doesn't really flow in the way that it probably should. There are so many moments that could have been expanded into symbols and really important scenes that aren't, while scenes that are irrelevant or repetitive are emphasized the same amount. Other than that, I just thought that the writing itself was, well, not good. There are so many short sentences. Like this. And she hardly uses commas. And when she does. They're in, weird places. I think the 1st person POV is also really limiting and forces the writing to follow sort of a thought pattern, like the prose is trying to mimic the path of Katniss's thoughts, but that just comes across as awkward most of the time; at the least, it's inconsistent and not very effective.

GOD, I FEEL MEAN. I really do like the concept, and I love Katniss, and I will read the other two if only because I really, really want more Gale and Katniss/Gale. I NEED TO STOP BEING SUCH A SNOB SHUT UP I CAN'T HELP IT. This book could have been so much more, sob sob.
7th-Apr-2012 02:39 pm - character swap: cersei and jaime
apollo
Challenge 7 at throneland: Pick two characters and swap their personality traits. Write a 500 word essay describing the effects of the swap.
I picked Cersei and Jaime, with vague spoilers through ASOS, and one plot event swapped in addition to characteristics.



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16th-Mar-2012 11:05 am - fanmix: sam/dean, into your grave
apollo
Fandom: Supernatural
Subject: Sam/Dean
Title: Into Your Grave
Warnings/Notes: I had to do my OTP of all OTPs of course, so I narrowed this mix down to focus on (with spoilers for) Season 3, the year after Dean made his deal, and a tiny bit beyond. This is for the OTP challenge at waywardmixes, and I'm posting at my normal journal because I've already spammed my graphics comm enough this month.



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21st-Feb-2012 04:36 pm - and again!
apollo
I just watched the Battlestar Galactica miniseries! In one sitting! And then I went to watch the next episode, and it turns out my downloads are really tiny and lag the entire time and I can't really watch them! And then I went to the internet to find more downloads and I couldn't find any! HOW EXCELLENT!

Are there any masterposts that you know of that aren't megaupload links? Or streaming links on zshare or something? Lol the internet is screwing me over today can you tell and making me spam you but I really want more like now and ugh I can already tell that Lee Adama is going to be a problem of the perfect character variety a;lkdhf;lkjsdf.
21st-Feb-2012 11:10 am - i lost all my lost;
apollo
Is there anywhere besides lost-media to get HQ (DVD or Blu-Ray) screencaps of Lost? ANYWHERE? Like, homeofthenutty has most of seasons one and six. And then there are the questionable quality caps on lost-media. But I cannot find seasons two through five anywhere, or the rest of one and six, and it drives me crazy because demon-cry used to have them but then the links got screwed along with everything else, and I lost all the caps I'd saved, and now I am seriously Lost-deprived. And also hopeless at capping? Either I need to learn how to cap properly from my DVDs or I need to find someone else who can because this is getting really frustrating ;sldkfl;ksdfh;lk.
1st-Feb-2012 07:12 pm - tumblr.com
apollo
The assignment: physically describe a place in your life: features, setting, structure, and incorporate some sort of meaning of commentary in your description of the place.
What I did: couldn't think of an interesting actual place to describe that I hadn't already talked about in another essay, so I described tumblr. As if it were a physical place. I am kind of in love with this ngl so I'm posting it here (instead of on tumblr, whatever, allergic to text posts) ahahaha oh man, I feel so clever. Or something.


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28th-Jan-2012 12:12 pm - eschara;
apollo

The creative writing assignment was to "write yourself without yourself", to take a bit of research on a subject and write about yourself through that topic and through a second or third person point of view. Of course I ended up not writing about myself at all, and instead I wrote about Dean.

Eschara
500 words
2nd person POV - Dean is "you" and "he" is Sam


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