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mellowcandle
mellowcandle
because why not
14 pathetic excuses or justify your existence
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mellowcandle From: mellowcandle Date: September 14th, 2012 04:43 pm (UTC) (Link)
1. Tell you why I friended you.
We used to have fun chatting on AIM, and I was glad you found me here.

2. Associate you with something.
Dead Like Me. You're the only person to ever recommend a series to me that I actually ended up liking!

3. Tell you something I like about you.
You have this lovely, poetic way of writing, really capturing things like mood and atmosphere. And you were willing to try something different or unusual with pairings, always keeping things fresh and interesting. So, in much fewer words, your creativity.

4. Tell you a memory I have of you.
You were one of the first people to join the Shrine and helped get it going. It's quiet in there now, but that first year or so of challenges was the best. So much fun.

5. Associate you with a character/pairing.
Touya/Kaho, baby!

6. Ask something I've always wanted to know about you.
What work of fiction do you think has had the greatest influence on you, either as a writer or just as a person?

7. Tell you my favourite userpic of yours.


8. Tell you that you must post this in your own journal.
This could create an endless loop!
sakuracorr From: sakuracorr Date: September 21st, 2012 02:31 pm (UTC) (Link)
I remember chatting on AIM, but I honestly don't remember the convos anymore! Haha, I don't remember that about Dead Like Me either, but I really did like that show myself. Too bad someone new was in charge of Showtime and wanted to get rid of things/change them up.

Aww, that's really a nice thing to say about my writing. Thanks! :3

I think I'll always remember the Shrine!

Umm, work on fiction that has had the greatest influence on me has probably been either The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera or The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami. On the former, I had always had this idea in my head about the form of a novel and how long chapters needed to be and what it could be like (and how that was soooo different from a short story), and Milan Kundera kind of blew that out of the water for me, and I'm grateful. The latter was just so surreal, so beautiful, so outside of what most people did with a novel, it really inspired me to what was possible in terms of fiction.

Haha, I think I'll end the endless loop here! :P
mellowcandle From: mellowcandle Date: September 23rd, 2012 06:50 pm (UTC) (Link)
I think you mentioned Wind-up Bird Chronicle once before, so I'm definitely putting it on my list for next time I buy books. Mostly I just read brain candy, but sometimes I love reading something just for the style of it, something that's just completely different.
14 pathetic excuses or justify your existence