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Cymbeline: Abridged, Act One: Scene Two, Three
DerekHowtooffendwomenchacusha
loracarol
Note: This play has Decapitation, misogynistic language and a guy wanting to rape his step-sister, among other things. The abridged version will have those things as well. Please read at your own discretion. ♥

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DerekHowtooffendwomenchacusha
loracarol
More CA tomorrow, I need to stop trying to read this play tonight, it's weirding my brain out. O_o 

Cymbeline: Abridged, Act One: Scene One
DerekHowtooffendwomenchacusha
loracarol
I should warn you, this section is turning out to be more paraphrasing, and less "funny"/"abridging". That's because this section sucks monkey balls and is boring as hell. Sorry about that.

GOD.DAMN. CUTS NOT WORKING. RAGE.




Note: This play has Decapitation, misogynistic language and a guy wanting to rape his step-sister, among other things. The abridged version will have those things as well. Please read at your own discretion. ♥
Comment wherever you like. :) I'm going to be working mostly from DW, though, but really, whatever is easiest for you you all. <3

Cymbeline: Abridged
DerekHowtooffendwomenchacusha
loracarol
Cymbeline is a play by Shakespeare, but not many people know about it because it's really... Weird. It's like if Shakespeare wrote a glorious crack-fic, and I love it to pieces.

I also have to read it for finals, and I can't just cold read something to remember it, but when I write about it/take notes/whathaveyou I remember it better.

I don't feel like taking notes right now, so here you go. Cymbeline: Abridged.

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Next up, Act 1!

Note: This play has Decapitation, misogynistic language and a guy wanting to rape his step-sister, among other things. The abridged version will have those things as well. Please read at your own discretion.  ♥


Comment wherever you like. :) I'm going to be working mostly from DW, though, but really, whatever is easiest for you you all. <3

Wherein Mai is placed in a House she did not expect.
DerekHowtooffendwomenchacusha
loracarol
I was on fandom secrets, and we were debating where Mai would end up, Hogwart's Housewise, in this thread, so I ended up writing a minifill, but it was too many characters for a comment. So. Um... Enjoy? If you want to. ^^;

Also, if you're anon, and I've been deleting your comments of "aklsdjfhdas" because I thought they were spam, I sincerely apoligize, but please know that I will continue to delete said comment unless there is some sort of "this is not spam" addition to it, perhaps in the subject bar? 

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You might belong in Gryffindor,
Where dwell the brave at heart,
Their daring, nerve, and chivalry
Set Gryffindors apart;

You might belong in Hufflepuff,
Where they are just and loyal,
Those patient Hufflepuffs are true
And unafraid of toil;

Or yet in wise old Ravenclaw,
If you've a ready mind,
Where those of wit and learning,
Will always find their kind;

Or perhaps in Slytherin
You'll make your real friends,
Those cunning folks use any means
To achieve their ends.

Mai listened to the sorting hat with disinterest. She knew what the houses were for, she didn't need to be told by a singing hat of all the things. Besides, she knew what house she'd be in, Slytherin. Same as Azula. Same as Azula in everything. She wondered vaguely if Ty Lee was going to get into Slytherin, but she doubted it, but Ty Lee could get away with that sort of thing. Besides, if Azula was upset, they could just tell her it was so that she'd have information from the inside of other houses. 

Well, except for Ravenclaw and Gryffendor, of course. Ty Lee would probably be a Hufflepuff, but Mai would have to be a Slytherin, which would leave no Ravenclaw, and if either of them dared to be in Gryffendor... 

The smile that had been on Azula's face when she had seen her brother's scars haunted Mai's nightmares. 

Zuko himself sat at the Gryffendor table, trying to be alone, but with some darker-skinned boy jabbering on and trying to force him into the conversation. Watching the way Zuko's face got to be more and more incredulous as the boy kept talking and gesturing was actually not boring, but Mai's poker face let no emotions through. 

"Ty Lee, Hufflepuff!" the hat said, to no one's surprise. Not even Azula was taken aback, as she gave a quick thin smile to Ty Lee. 

Eventually her turn came up, and the hat started to shuffle through her memories. 

"I don't think you'd fit in well in Gryffendor" the hat said, shuffling through her mind, "you have bravery, but not daring, not in the same way as the Gryffendors. Ravenclaw, wouldn't work either, you're smart, but you don't value it like they do. Hufflepuff or Slytherin, what's it to be?" 

"There's actually a question about this?" Mai asked the hat, eyebrows raising. She hadn't thought that her two choices would be Hufflepuff or Slytherin, she thought it would have been obvious. In a way, though, it was fitting- Azula or Ty Lee?      

"You're cunning, but I'm not seeing much ambition in you" the hat said, "you're loyal, though, and patient, in a way. Decisions decisions, which is it to be?" 

Mai thought about seven years living with Azula, verses seven years living with Ty Lee. Ty Lee could be annoying, but Azula could be frightening. She could hear the whispers in the great hall as the others wondered what was taking her so long. 

"Just put me in Hufflepuff" Mai found herself saying, "someone needs to keep on eye on Ty Lee."

"Well, you certainly are loyal to your friend, aren't you?" the hat said, then it thundered "Hufflepuff!" to everyone's confusion. Taking the hat off of her head, Mai saw Azula thrown off for barely half a minute, before she gave Mai another thin-lipped smile, and at the Hufflepuff table, Ty Lee was applauding so wildly, her whole body was shaking.

"You're with me!" Ty Lee said, grabbing Mai's arm, and dragging Mai to a seat next to her. "We're going to have so much fun!" 

"I'm not wearing yellow." Mai said.   

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(Also, I've never actually written for HP, or for AtLA, sorry for the mistakes). 

(In my headcanon, the Fire Nation royals are very much like the ~House of Black~, you get into Slytherin OR ELSE. Zuko was already burned by the time he was sorted, but he still wanted to be in Slytherin, to try and make his dad proud, only the Sorting Hat put him in either Gryffendor ("enemies" of Slytherin, pisses his dad off even more), or Hufflepuff for his loyalty to his dad. I'm voting Gryffendor, just because in-series there's a dichotomy between Slytherin and Gryffendor, especially after the last rise of Voldey, and even if eventually the enmity between Slytherin and Gryffendor went away eventually, I'm basing this off of the first book, when there is still a very large gap between the two, and the best way to flip off [metaphorically] ones Slytherin family was to join Gryffendor, thank you Sirius Black. Why is it that Mai/Azula/Ty Lee were sorted a different year than Zuko? Because of reasons! Well, because Mai and Ty Lee had to sort with Azula. Azula wanted it that way.)   

Comment wherever you like. :) I'm going to be working mostly from DW, though, but really, whatever is easiest for you you all. <3

MOCK FANDOM SECRETS POST #1
DerekHowtooffendwomenchacusha
loracarol
  MOCK FANDOM SECRETS POST #1 ⌋
Warning: Some secrets are NOT worksafe and may contain SPOILERS. 

1. 

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Secrets Not Posted: [ 0 - broken links ], [ 0 - not!secrets ], [ 0 - not!fandom ], [ 0 - too big ], [ 1, 2, 3 - repeats ] 

Misc things not attached to a secret (yet)

Lots of Code Geass Secrets, and Nina hate
And Aspergeric Furry secret
A Spinal Tap secret
Justin Biber looks like a fish in girls’ clothing.
Stupid jpeg compression =_=;
Four Spandau Ballet secrets
Two Knight Rider secrets
So many Claudia Black secrets
A secret with Karkat
Cosplay elititsts 
And there's a random Zutara/new series secret. 
21 is a gif 
Third Spandau is actually Duran Duran circa 1979


Writer's Block: The Walking Dead
DerekHowtooffendwomenchacusha
loracarol
Well, if rule of cool is applicable... A katana. Mos definitely a katana. 

Um... For more non-rule of cool stuff? A shaolin spear, or a modified shovel for short range, and a gun that shoots non-shotgun shelly things, with as good of both range and accuracy as I can manage for long range.

/loves World War Z why do you ask? 
In case of an impending zombie apocalypse, what would be your weapon of choice, and why?

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DerekHowtooffendwomenchacusha
loracarol
Oh my Rowling I hate my brain. =_=;
So... I posted this prompt on the YJ_Anon meme on LJ.

http://xkcd.com/693/
http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/childrens_fantasy.png

I know that there was a prompt before about th^s comic strip from xkcd, but it was never filled, and I'm looking for something different.

Tiny baby Wally accidentally through a magic portal, where's he's sort-of adopted by a magical world's big bad. Raised as that person's son (mother, father, I don't care), and with no memory of his past life (I'm looking at him being 3ish when he accidentally a portal), he turns out to be evil, and very good at it. Torture, murder, whatever.

Of course, the "good guys" win as good guys are apt to do, and they take the Prince, and are going to kill him, when they find out about the portal and the adoption and all that. So, instead of murder, they mindfuck him, take his memories and magical ability away and send him back through the portal, where he is once again a three year old child, a la "The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe".

Years later, Wally (who literally can't believe in magic) is on the team, when they get a call from people who need help. They all assume it's the "good guys" (because that's what happens in stories, see?)

...No.

It's a cult who wants to bring the old Prince back to power, and to do so, they need a host from the world the Prince came from, to come and get the old Prince's magic powers, and memories, and lead them all to victory.

And when Wally happens to look like the Prince? Well, he's the "chosen one", which is nice, because, well, it is him.

Only, the rest of the team isn't very happy, and of course they'll help defeat the bad guys, that's what they do! (Except the "bad guy" is Wally. This could be harder than it looks.)

tl;dr, Wally was accidentally a portal as a child, where he was adopted by the evil overlord. When the EO was defeated, Wally was sent back, and Narnia'd back to his own age, without any memories. Years later cult members from the alternate dimension bring him back, and turn him back into the evil overlord, meaning that Young Justice has to fight him.

I'd prefer canon ships, mostly because I'd rather that shipping not be the priority? (Please don't have it end with Wally saved "by the power of love". I do like the trope in some cases, but I'd just prefer it not to be here), but I don't mind, like, Conner and M'gann acting like they do in canon, you know?
 
 
 All fine and good, no problem, right? Wrong. A different anon responds with this:
 
Oh wow. You know, this doesn't even have to be fanfiction... If this were a movie/book, I'd watch/read the hell out of it!

THIRDED with all my might.

So... Guess where my brain went, and guess what it wants me to do? And it's not juts my brain telling me to do it, it's my brain going "DOOOOOOOOOOOOOO IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIT OR YOU WON'T BE ABLE TO SLEEEEEEEEEEP FROM THE IDEEEEEEAS" and I didn't sleep. And it sucked. And there was more angsting and shit involved, but I don't feel like saying all it was.

Fuck it, I'm going to add this to my list of "write this NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOW", sublist "Original Fiction Plz".

FML.

Now I'm going to go and write a story with this premise. (Would anyone even read it? NOOOOOOOOOO)
  
Inspired by this comic strip. (Two links, yo, like a boss.)

Once upon a time, a three year old boy by the name of Xander* accidentally through a magic portal, where's he's sort-of adopted by a magical world's Evil Queen Sorceress Person. Raised as the Prince and hair-apparent, and with no memory of his past life, he turns out to be the perfect heir, and he is very good at his job. Torture, murder, anything and everything is within his capabilities..

Of course, their's a rebellion filled with "good guys" who win as good guys are apt to do in stories, and they take the Prince, and are going to kill him, when they find out about the portal and the adoption and all that. So, instead of murder, they mindfuck him, take his memories and magical ability away and send him back through the portal, where he is once again a three year old child, a la "The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe".

Years later, Xander, a skeptic who finds he is literally unable to believe in magic, is hanging out with his group of Totally Normal High School Students, when they get a call from people who need help. They all assume it's the "good guys" (because that's what happens in stories, see?)

...No. 

It's a cult who wants to bring the old Prince back to power, and to do so, they need a host from the world the Prince came from, to come and get the old Prince's magic powers, and memories, and lead them all to victory.

And when Xander happens to look like the Prince? Well, he's the "chosen one", which is nice, because, well, it is him.

Only, his friends aren't very happy, and of course they'll help defeat the bad guys, well, begrudgingly. I mean, it's not like their stuck in the other world until the bad guys are defeated, whether they help or not. (Except they totally are).

And the "bad guy" is their friend Xander. Shit just got real.

*Name subject to change as I will it to.
I'm sorry for any formatting fail, I just... Don't care.
Also, trying out this whole "crossposting" thing, so let's see what happens... Comment wherever you like. :) I'm going to be working mostly from DW, though, but really, whatever is easiest for you you all. <3

Writer's Block: Bah Humbug Day!
DerekHowtooffendwomenchacusha
loracarol

I HATE THIS UPDATE.

I HATE THIS UPDATE SO FUCKING MUCH. IT SUCKS, IT'S UGLY, AND WHEN I LOOK AT IT, IT'S JUST A VISCERAL REACTION.

BECAUSE OF THIS, I'M MOVING TO DREAMWIDTH, WHICH IS ALSO SUCKY, (NOT DREAMWIDTH, BUT THE MOVING PART). IT'S JUST SO UGLY AND FAIL. 

I HAVE MANY FEELINGS ABOUT THIS, BUT MOSTLY IT'S

WHY DO YOU HAVE TO SUCK SO BAD LJ? 

>_______________________<     


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DerekHowtooffendwomenchacusha
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