November 13th, 2013

bookworm

the Philippines typhoon, and a fic offer

I'm sure I'm not the only one watching the news out of the Philippines this week and finding it all a bit heartbreaking. It is heartbreaking, and like most people I want to do a bit to help. More than a bit, if I'm being honest.

I've also been wanting to write a little more fanfic lately. I've obviously been mostly taken by House M.D. and Sherlock lately, mostly the BBC verse but it's also rekindled my dormant love of the Doyle originals. I've also been rereading The Hunger games to get ready for the movie, and I wouldn't mind trying my hand at a bit of Hobbit-based fic (book preferably), either. And I've been thinking quite a bit about rereading Swordspoint so if anyone wants fic in that verse (for the first book only, please) I'd be willing to try my hand at that.

So I thought I'd make an offer, both to spur on my muse and to get people involved in this particular cause. Give me either:

a) A quote from one of those sources, or
b) a character(s) along with a short theme, like "Bilbo and Thranduil, debts repaid" or whatever

... and I'll write you a fic on it.

I know, I'm rubbish at following through on these things. But I promise at least three hundred words each to the first three people who comment. And I'll do my absolute best to write more than just that.

What I ask in return - and really, this is more suggestion than requirement - is that you donate to some group helping out in the Philippines right now. The CS Monitor has a good list of groups involved in the area, and I've personally donated through Doctors Without Borders because I happen to be familiar with the group and know they do good work. Catholic Relief Services is also a good group to donate through IMO. But really, who is much less important than that, I think. And if you really can't donate, it's not like I'll be checking up on you or anything. I'd just like to use this as a bit of a nudge, if I can. Also to nudge me to actually write. *g*
bookworm

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I've been really struggling to get lecture notes turned out lately. No real concentration. Pinterest apparently decided I could use some motivation.

ETA: I wish I knew who made this. It's one of those images floating around and I can't seem to find the original source. Not mine, in any event.

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