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16 January 2005 @ 04:14 pm
The lj maintenance people are my new idols  

Today, I practised the noble art of blagging to make up an essay on graphic design, as I am meant to be going on work experience in, oh , February. Not that I have any organised yet, or indeed know the first thing about graphic design. My bibliography is full of websites I didn't even bother looking at...oh, who am I kidding? I spent half an hour on it and spent the rest of my time proofreading fics. My work ethic has gone completely down the toilet.

Actually, in choosing a graphic designer, I came across something cool. I picked the Stone Twins, as they are the only ones I've ever heard of. If you are not stringently religious, and wouldn't mind having a good old laugh at the Pope's expense, take a gander at this - the RC Church's new corporate identity manual!!

http://www.stonetwins.com/stonetwins.html

(It's in 'Projects' under 'The Church', if that link won't bring it up.)

After a weekend spent bending poor oldcoralia13's ear by email, I've come to a decision on uni. </span>

 

 
 
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Current Music: 'January's Child', the Alice Band
 
 
 
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on January 16th, 2005 12:06 pm (UTC)
OMIGOD WHY IS LJ NOT SENDING REPLIES TO MY EMAIL? AHGRLEBARF.

You can buy bottled holy water, in Lourdes and that. Or get it on tap from churches. xD

Seeing as this is as good a place as any to continue the Big Bang conversation (the hell with that title?) whoa. It is a good thing I have you. What with all this emotional stuff they're asking for. Like: We want to explore their inherent volatility through a fully-developed plot rather than a confined moment. And what do you think they mean by no selective back story editing?!

On a more prosaic note, it just occurred to me: ratings. I know you can write R, and I've only tried once (it was comedy, pure comedy). It's one thing we probably do have to be sure about, although of course it may change with time...

This is utterly terrifying. But fun! I love challenges.
Insufferable, man.: ron roarcynicalpirate on January 16th, 2005 12:55 pm (UTC)
*gulps down holy water*
I know, I got terrified right after all the squeeing at you actually agree-ing to co-write it. But this is good terror. I think.

We want to explore their inherent volatility through a fully-developed plot rather than a confined moment.

Translation: We want a plausible explanation for the boysex. And the continuation of boysex.

And what do you think they mean by no selective back story editing?!

I think that that meant you can't change teh canon. They use a lot of long words, don't they? We're not going to be all intellectual and deep and dark and everything, are we?

I'm thinking R, as it progresses. I mean, it can start off PG-13, but as we get further in, R might be the way to go. Not sure. I'm not all that excellent at R, meself. And about the "comedy, pure comedy" - I think that there has to be some of that in this. Even if at Big Bang (the hell?) they're all hungering for some H/D darkfic, we're going to make 'em smile. At least in parts. Yes?

I am VERY GLAD I have you. I could not do this stressing on my ownsome. Harry will rock. And Draco will bounce off his ready wit and easy charm. Or something.

every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on January 16th, 2005 01:06 pm (UTC)
Re: *gulps down holy water*
It is. I mean, it's gonna be the be all and end all of H/D in 2005, most likely. And it'll be good to say we participated, and contributed to the goodfic. (Which we will, because I've never seen you to write badfic.)

Ah, I see. No 'Ooh look hot Draco we shag now'. Urg how do all these hundreds of people think that's a plausible plot? The requirements are not so bad when translated into English.

God no. Intellectual is boring. I def. want some of that cool character probing you did with Remus in your drabble, though, because it's interesting. It doesn't have to be purple prose.

Yes, I agree. NC-17 would be beyond me and you have to be VERY SKILLED INDEED to make that work. (I know. I read far too much porn.)There's basically a line you tread, and it can be R without being scatalogically graphic. It also takes the fun out if they're banging like drums from page one (and I think that's forboden too...)

And absolutely on the humour! It works best in darkfics, anyway. I couldn't face it all doom and gloom (and there'll be plenty of others who'll write it that way!).

I am VERY GLAD I have you. Whatever influences you have, I got a real - don't be insulted - public schoolboy vibe from your H/D, and that's exactly what Draco is (even more than Harry, who ain't so posh). He's not an American jock sex gawd. He's an Etonite, or whatever they're called. So our Draco will be a real, Englishy, coolish person. IC. That's it!

Well, what I did was open OotP to try and find all the places were Harry and Draco interacted, and I'm about halfway through. I think it should help. (Please do not laugh at my fanaticism. It has its uses. Just look at, er, Hitler.) I reckon you should email me so I can email back what I've found; just so as to stop revealing all OUR GREAT PLOTLINES to the public, and stuff. And we have them. We do!!