zhie: (Cowboy)
Consider this a "Zhie talks to herself" post...

Base Number = 15

General Icons & Banners = (17 x 2) = 34

Specialty Banners = (4 x 2) = 8

Promotional Activities = (9 x 2) = 18

Daily Updates = 2


Total as of 3/1 = 77

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Review left on:

From the Shores of Cuiviénen by Oshun

A Proper Tale for a Baggins, by Kaylee Arafinwiel

Total: 2
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Purchased prompts:

RivendellElves of Rivendell, singing, drinking

RivendellErestor & Glorfindel: each other's nemesis
Rumor Has It

BeleryNGondolin (Erestor and Glorfindel in Gondolin)
Broken Promises

GeneralSo the Story Goes - Inspiration from Erasure

othersilmI want an Origins story -- characters optional--but I like to think of Beleg for one

BelerySBeleg Cúthalion/Túrin Turambar, slash, sexual content


Offered prompts:

crossoverSilmarillion (or other Tolkien work)/Hunger Games
GeneralSo the Story Goes - Inspiration from Erasure
OtherLotrBombastic Inspiration: Tale of a Rune-keeper


Deficit as of 3/1 = -9
zhie: (Cowboy)
http://b2memsupport.livejournal.com/17627.html

I have earned chocolate.

Now, I have at least 77 farthings, if I mathed right.  I might want to start thinking of some prompts to post.
zhie: (Cowboy)
Reading rules while half awake, fifteen basically just equaled fifteen.

Going through them again... one could use a prompt multiple times, since the cost is in buying the prompt. One can also combine prompts. That said fifteen individual prompts can theoretically become 105 doubled prompts and lots more if tripled. More math to follow in update, but, going the variations on a theme route, it could be a massive amount created from just a few things. Kind of like those mystery box challenges on master chef.

EDIT TIME:

Fun with Math - so here's all the permutationy goodness from that up there ^^

Take 15 different whatevers - in this case, prompts. Considering that they can be combined in a variety of different ways (singularly, two at a time, pick six, etc.), we need to discover how many unique combinations there would be.

1 prompt = 15 combinations
2 prompts = 105 combinations
3 prompts = 455 combinations
4 prompts = 1365 combinations

I could probably stop there, but, math is cool and does something cool. So we'll continue on this.

5 prompts = 3003 combinations
6 prompts = 5005 combinations
7 prompts = 6435 combinations
8 prompts = 6435 combinations
9 prompts = 5005 combinations
10 prompts = 3003 combinations
11 prompts = 1365 combinations
12 prompts = 455 combinations
13 prompts = 105 combinations
14 prompts = 15 combinations
15 prompts = 1 combination

So, add those all together, and fifteen ends up becoming 32,767.

Insert lil Britt tossing an "Auntie Zhie, No." in my general direction right here.

Suffice to say, it's not going to be about picking the most prompts, it's going to be about picking the right ones, and then getting really creative with them.

And not actually writing 32,767 drabbles. That would just be silly.

But I think I'm going with a goal of 32,767 words.

B2MEM 2015

Feb. 23rd, 2015 01:09 am
zhie: (Cowboy)
I was excited until about three minutes ago. Then I read this part:

~ Offering a prompt at one of the market stalls costs 1 farthing.

Yeah, so... in a world where it's hard enough to get people to offer prompts just in general, and the offering of said prompts usually constitutes as work of some sort... I'm just seeing this having to pay for prompts thing as something that is going to lead to a really limited number of prompts for people to work with. I could be wrong - but at first glance through things, I don't see this as being a good trade off.

I had every intention of participating and jumping into this for this year, but I'm going to ignore all of it until it starts now, because I'm sure not going to spend off the ability to participate by writing and creating things by offering prompts. So this is more of just a caution to those who were going to jump on and offer prompts right away - you risk spending off the chance to actually participate on the creation end of it (sure, people earn back the ability through leaving comments - but if everyone spends off everything leaving prompts, no one's going to be able to create anything. If that explanation makes sense.)


Of course, I still have all these bingo cards... so I could just stick with those through the month, too.
zhie: (free)
B2MeM 2012 Participant

B
B1 through B15 )

I
I16 through I30 )

N
N31 through N45 )

G
G46 through G60 )

O
O61 through O75 )


Want to adopt the above to use at your own journal for easy reference?
Go here to copy and paste the code below & plug in your stories as you play!

Head here for the master bingo board I've been working off of.
zhie: (Default)
B2MeM 2012 Participant



List of Numbers Called by Days, March 1 - March 17 )
List of Numbers Called by Days, March 18 - March 31, INCLUDING WINNERS! )

Disclaimer: This is not at all an official anything of B2MEM. This is what happens, as Lalaith_Raina put it, when you become the crazy bingo lady. With daubers in each hand and a designated table and the bartender just knows what you're drinking and just keeps them coming.



Bold are called numbers; And these are not accepting more claims
B I N G O
(B1) (I16) (N31) (G47) (O61)
(B2) (I17) (N32) (G48) (O62)
(B3) (I18) (N33) (G49) (O63)
(B4) (I19) (N34) (G49) (O64)
(B5) (I20) (N35) (G50) (O65)
(B6) (I21) (N36) (G51) (O66)
(B7) (I22) (N37) (G52) (O67)
(B8) (I23) (N38) (G53) (O68)
(B9) (I24) (N39) (G54) (O69)
(B10) (I25) (N40) (G55) (O70)
(B11) (I26) (N41) (G56) (O71)
(B12) (I27) (N42) (G57) (O72)
(B13) (I28) (N43) (G58) (O73)
(B14) (I29) (N44) (G59) (O74)
(B15) (I30) (N45) (G60) (O75)

zhie: (Default)
however, this means i can't stop writing or creating things

and i write most stuff long-hand, which... yes. not sure how many others do that, but, besides nanowrimo which does not allow for me to manage it that way... lots of notepads and looseleaf with fics on them

Or napkins or wrappers or things...

*crosses fingers* come on, B1, B5, I23, B4, and B6, you can do it \o/
zhie: (free)
Whomever has the 'Forth Eorlingas!' card must be doing one super happy dance right now, lol!

I'm considering adding the Favorite Couples card to the pony stable...

[Poll #1824340]
zhie: (free)
Remember that idea that I suddenly had a few hours ago? I realized other people might also need something like this. The example of it can be found here (note: on your main/friends page, it will condense each section behind a cut): http://zhie.livejournal.com/517934.html

Feel free to adopt and to tell your friends!

zhie: (free)
Twelve Prompts; Two Stories

[I have claimed a total of 25 cards at this point... that should keep me busy, right?]


Awakened Anger: http://b2mem.livejournal.com/6259.html

It Comes in Pints!: http://b2mem.livejournal.com/8726.html

You're It: http://b2mem.livejournal.com/13564.html
zhie: (Default)
I kind of made a half-assed attempt to catch up on the eljay but have failed. Well, gave up, actually. I'm going to stick with my previous plan of concentrating just on the Silm reading, and I think I'm just throwing in the towel on B2MEM because I could either do both sort of mediocre, or really concentrate on the Silm. B2MEM will be back next year, and if I really want to, I could probably just take the journey myself in April.

No, April is Script Frenzy. May. Er, wait, I need to do recertification.. June?

I can do it this summer and/or some time in the next five to ten years. Or, just wait til next year. Whatever.

But since I'm really enjoying the reread of the Silm, I think it would be bad to try to heap B2MEM onto that right now, especially now that I'm sick again :(

And Harley... oh, having a Maine Coon is fun... I swear he does have opposible (sp?) thumbs that he's hiding, because he's standing on his hind legs unlocking the basement door right now. Silliness abounds! Doh... now he's eating the dog's food... he's become rather rebellious since doggie has arrived....
zhie: (Default)
More things up! Artwork, stories, poetry... to give a basic overall rundown of the last two days...

- Art of the burning of the ships at Losgar

- Art of Thranduil battling in the Dead Marshes

- Another couple installments of the Glorfindel & Ecthelion series

- A story featuring Glorfindel and Erestor

- Lots more stuff, including works by Leianora, another member of Team Glorfindel

I know it's not *supposed* to be a competition... but we've got the second most amount of stuff posted! Right behind Aragorn! (And, y'know, he's king, I guess we'll let him get away with it... for now...) ^_^

Link to Team Glorfindel's page:

http://www.silmarillionwritersguild.org/b2mem2010/viewuser.php?uid=13
zhie: (Default)
Here's a link to a continuation of 'Loyalty Above All', titled 'Loyalty and Love' (Ecthelion, Glorfindel, Egalmoth)

http://www.silmarillionwritersguild.org/b2mem2010/viewstory.php?sid=42
zhie: (Glorfindel Manip)
Not sure who is familiar with Back to Middle-earth Month, but it's a celebration of Middle-earth through the month of March (which happens to be the same month as Tolkien Reading Day). This year, it will be constructed as a game, where teams of 1 to 4 people compete against each other in an awesome fanfiction/fanart celebration. You pick a character to represent your team, too!

(Take a WILD guess who's on Team Glorfindel... I'll give you a hint... one of those people is writing this email, and the other so far is her husband...)

So, firstly, here's the link to the fun: http://www.silmarillionwritersguild.org/b2mem2010/index.php

And secondly, there's a rumor that Team Glorfindel is looking for two other members... interested parties will be interviewed by Glorfindel in his hot tub...

Bringing cheesecake may increase your chances of being picked...

But seriously, this sounds like a really fun project that those putting it together have spent a lot of time on, so I do hope a lot of people decide to play along.

Tell 'em Glorfindel sent ya ;-)

-Zhie
zhie: (Default)
Two ficlets, each one about a realm's chief warrior, a chief councilor, and somebody else along for the ride

FIC: B2MEM-16b-Indignation

Title: Indignation
Author: Zhie
Rating: PG-13 (language)
Characters: Saeros, Mablung
Archive: http://phoenix.zhie.us
Summary: Response to B2MEM Prompt #16b – pushed over the limit


Indignation

Read more... )


FIC: B2MEM-20-Change of Plans

Title: Change of Plans
Author: Zhie
Rating: PG (language)
Characters: Lindir, Glorfindel, Erestor
Archive: http://phoenix.zhie.us
Summary: Response to B2MEM Prompt #20 - Unprepared

Change of Plans

Read more... )
zhie: (Default)
((Exculpation was actually already posted here, but, it has a shiny title now, and Feanor demanded a repost... trust me, you don't argue with him))

FIC: B2MEM-10-A Fool in Paradise

Title: A Fool in Paradise
Author: Zhie
Rating: PG
Characters: Glorfindel, Erestor
Warnings: very mild slash, I suppose
Archive: http://phoenix.zhie.us
Summary: Response to B2MEM Prompt #10 – "Traveling is a fool's paradise. We owe to our first journeys the discovery that place is nothing." -Ralph Waldo Emerson

Read more... )


FIC: B2MEM-08-Beholden

Title: Beholden
Author: Zhie
Rating: PG
Characters: Maedhros, Ereinion Gil-Galad, Fingon
Archive: http://phoenix.zhie.us
Summary: Response to B2MEM Prompt #8 – Beauty and Ugliness


Read more... )

FIC: B2MEM-05-Exculpation

Title: Exculpation
Author: Zhie
Rating: PG
Characters: Feanor, Fingolfin
Archive: http://phoenix.zhie.us
Summary: Response to B2MEM Prompt #5 – Regret & Starting Over

Read more... )


FIC: B2MEM-13-Icecapades

Title: Icecapades
Author: Zhie
Rating: G
Characters: Finrod, Orodreth, Aegnor, Angrod, Galadriel
Archive: http://phoenix.zhie.us
Summary: Response to B2MEM Prompt #13 – Fear

Read more... )


FIC: B2MEM-07 – Weeping Willow

Title: Weeping Willow
Author: Zhie
Rating: G
Characters: Aredhel, a tree
Archive: http://phoenix.zhie.us
Summary: Response to B2MEM Prompt #7 – Whispering Trees

Read more... )
zhie: (Default)
I have two more contributions to B2MEM, but I just don't feel like making headers for them... so, here's the one on this computer (I'll get the other one later, maybe). There was a day about coming back and changing something, about regret or some such thing... eh, play 'guess which day it is' until I'm awake enough to recall...

Read more... )
zhie: (Glorfindel Manip)
I call upon the muses of comedy and tragedy to bring forth a work of fanfiction for your entertainment. Tonight... a Tragedy!

A... tragedy? WTF?

A tale of woe from the Last Homely House, involving a lord, his counselor, his captain, his minstrel, and two very naughty children.

Comedy tomorrow, tragedy tonight.


Don't. Say. A Word. )
zhie: (Zhie)
I'm doing this in the fog that is my mind at the moment and then, back to bed. I didn't forget, but I know for a fact that trying to write fic for this while on cold meds will not be a good idea. Nope, not at all, schnarfer schnarfer. (I have NO clue how it is I channel Snarfer when I'm this sick, oy)

So, I offer... a middle earth meme! That's right, it's my way to get off the hook and make everyone else do the B2MEM work instead! So, go to it, here it is... I've even restrained myself from filling it out so that you, dear reader, need not delete my answers - what a deal!

In other related news, I am going to work tomorrow because I need to, even though Elrond, er, my boss, wants me to stay home. I had to promise to stay home Friday. I can't help it; I miss my library too much. I'm going to shut myself in my office and hope I don't infect anyone... though I think, possibly, by now, I'm hopefully not really contagious anymore. Okay on to the meme:


The ‘A Few of My Favorite Things’ Tolkien Meme

People

- Favorite Vala:
- Favorite Maia:
- Favorite Elda:
- Favorite Dwarf:
- Favorite Hobbit:
- Favorite of the Race of Men:
- Favorite Monster/Baddie:
- Favorite Canon Pairing:
- Favorite ‘could be’ Canon Pairing:
- Favorite ‘so not canon but I LOVE it anyway’ Pairing:

Places

- Favorite Elven Realm:
- Favorite City of Men:
- Favorite Palace/Castle/House/Dwelling/Shanty:
- Favorite Ultimate Travel Destination (Nice place, but wouldn’t want to live there):

Things

- Favorite Elven Ring of Power:
- Favorite Gift of Galadriel:
- Favorite Mode of Transportation:
- Favorite ‘historical’ event:
- Favorite of the three live action motion pictures:
- Favorite of the three animated classics:
- Favorite Tolkien-written poem or song:
- Favorite work by Tolkien:
- Favorite critical work/supplemental book about Tolkien or his works:

All things Fandom

- Favorite fan fic:
- Favorite fan art:
- Favorite fan site:
- Favorite fan group/list:

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