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The December Talking Meme

Since everybody else is doing it...

Pick a date in December and give me something to talk about. Give me a question or topic-- absolutely anything fannish goes: TV, movies, books, comics, fandom, ships, fictional characters, actors, writing, arting, whatever strikes your fancy...

Dec 1 - tell me what made you start writing fan fiction for alphaflyer
Dec 2 - who is your biggest Star Trek crush for mariole
Dec 3 - what are the two most unappreciated things about Uhura for illariy
Dec 4 - What's your take on the emphasis now on test scores as a method of tracking how a student/class/state is doing, and what's the one thing you would change if you were a school superintendent? for azewewish
Dec 5
Dec 6 - What's your bulletproof fic kink, the one that you find yourself reading, um, somewhat questionable writing for, even as you're head-desking at yourself? topaz119
Dec 7
Dec 8
Dec 9
Dec 10 - alcohol for rubynye
Dec 11 - favorite female character ever for gutteredstar
Dec 12
Dec 13 - if you were at the helm, what would the next Star Trek movie look like for endeni
Dec 14 - cooking with alcohol for rubynye
Dec 15 - Buffy for yalumesse
Dec 16 - if you won a travel stipend, what are three places you'd want to go for illariy
Dec 17 - what is your favorite fairy tale for schneefink
Dec 18 - The Enterprise goes to Asgard. Tell me how that first contact goes from the POV of Pike or Kirk or Gaila or Uhura or whomever you want. for azewewish
Dec 19 - for mama_pyjama what makes me stay in teaching
Dec 20 - the fic (or fics) that got you into writing for the MCU; a favourite gen MCU fic; your favourite Clintasha fic. for alphaflyer
Dec 21
Dec 22
Dec 23 - Tony Stark hasn't gotten anything for Pepper yet, and he asks Clint for advice. Good idea or terrible idea? for alphaflyer
Dec 24 - Favorite holiday memory or favorite thing related to the holiday season for gutteredstar
Dec 25
Dec 26
Dec 27 - The best Worst Fic Idea you've ever had. Why was it so bad, and did you end up writing it in spite of your better judgement? for tielan
Dec 28
Dec 29 - for mangosorbet007 home and work
Dec 30
Dec 31 - for mama_pyjama has 2014 been a good year?


Some of our friends won a charity auction thing for a personal chef and bartender to staff a cocktail party at their house. Part of me was dreading because I haven't had any introvert time this week, but god, it was so nice to be in a house full of adults after spending two weekends in a row at tournaments with my students. This weekend was particularly vicious since the tournament was so badly managed that I actually had to take it over and run it myself. One of my freshman called me "babe" and I completely flipped my shit and chased him out of the room while screaming at him. Not my finest hour as a teacher. Anyway, after all that, it's probably not surprising that I gleefully swallowed all the free alcohol the bartender sent my way. I don't even know how much it was, but it felt glorious. I needed to get drunk and not care about anything for a night. But oh, how I am paying today! All the Gatorade and Tylenol in the world are not enough... It's 8:45 and I am only just starting to feel normal.
Talking meme
Somebody has to start!

Dec 1 (since it happens to be my b-day, as LJ will inform you in due course anyway). Tell me what made you turn to writing fan fiction!

PS: I'm totally stealing this meme -- figure I can handle the workload, since I don't thinks I have 31 friends ... ;-)
Haha, I hope so too. My co-coach told him that he needed to apologize to me within 48 hours or potentially lose his spot on the team. 24 hours down and I haven't seen him yet. Either he's completely terrified, or he thinks it's no big deal and doesn't believe he'll actually get kicked off...
Not for that one incident alone, but for the string of disrespectful behavior exhibited over the past two weeks. I give up a lot of my weekends for speech and debate, and I deal with a lot of very, erm, unique personalities but I draw the line at spending so much of my free time with someone who deliberately attempts to antagonize me.
SOmetimes we just need to get drunk.

In fact… December 10, alcohol, and/or December 14, cooking with alcohol.
Dec 14: If you were at the helm, what would the next Star Trek movie look like? ;)
Anywhere:

Who is your biggest Star Trek crush?
(If you need more days, you can divide it into TOS, TNG, and Other). :)
Oooh, if you are still accepting prompts, here are two:
a) What are your most underappreciated things about Uhura?
b) If you won a large travel stipend somewhere and had the time to explore, which 3 places would you go?
(I have no preference as to dates.:-)
It's December 23 ...
... and Tony still hasn't gotten anything for Pepper and goes to Clint for advice. Big mistake, or life-saving idea?
What's your bulletproof fic kink, the one that you find yourself reading, um, somewhat questionable writing for, even as you're head-desking at yourself?

eta: whoops, forgot to pick a date--let's go with 12/6.

Edited at 2014-11-20 04:00 am (UTC)
27th Dec: The best Worst Fic Idea you've ever had. Why was it so bad, and did you end up writing it in spite of your better judgement?
Okay, since you asked for more spots ... and gave me that great idea of asking for free fic recs:

Dec 20: the fic (or fics) that got you into writing for the MCU; a favourite gen MCU fic; your favourite Clintasha fic. :-)

PS: There are a few spots on my thing left, too ... ;-)
One of my very best friends is a teacher in the Denver area, so I'm going to take two slots to ask you one professional question & one fannish one:

Dec 4th - What's your take on the emphasis now on test scores as a method of tracking how a student/class/state is doing, and what's the one thing you would change if you were a school superintendent?

Dec 18th - The Enterprise goes to Asgard. Tell me how that first contact goes from the POV of Pike or Kirk or Gaila or Uhura or whomever you want. :D

(Oh, and mine is here, if you wanted to ask me anything.)
11th. talk about your favourite female character (or characters if you can't pick) from any fandom

24th. favourite holiday memory or favourite related to the holiday season.

:)
Two late date requests?

Dec 31: Has 2014 been a good year?

Dec 19: I break up today for the last time today - I am leaving teaching after almost 20 years to retrain in something else. What brings you most satisfaction in your work, makes you think, "YES!" and how often do you feel that way?