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30 January 2010 @ 07:18 pm
Oh, there's a new chapter of the Cliffhanger Fic that fic I'm bored of something really lame "The Hunt."

Significantly more importantly, eltea mentioned this sort of a thing offhandedly, so I decided to extrapolate it into an LJ activity. I've been feeling lame today. MAKE ME LAUGH. :<

1. Think of your favorite fic. If you can't pick one, think of one or two you like a lot.

2. Rewrite the summary to describe the fic accurately, but making it sound as unappealing as possible. For example, the original Caveat Emptor summary is: "In which there are shopping trips, sarcasm, backhanded compliments, dark rooms, big guns, bubble baths, trauma of every sort, and detailed fantasies involving cake - lots of those. Let the buyer beware indeed." An altered summary might read: "What seems to be a fluff fic segues into a great deal of sitting around angsting in the dark. 'Light' puns should really be reasonable cause for homicide. Light wants cake so bad, man."

3. Post your rewritten summary in a comment WITHOUT giving any indication of the original fic.

4. Comment to your own comment with the name of the fic, the author, the original summary, and the link if you have one handy, so that we can all have some lulz.

**Don't get nasty! It's actually supposed to be kind of a compliment -- "This fic is one of my favorites not so much because of the plot, but because the author wrote it really well."

**Feel free to do this for one of your own fics, especially if you're worried about offending someone.

**You can do more than one if you want, in separate comments or numbered within a single comment.


On the Radio: "Promises in the Dark" - Pat Benatar
give me time. and a crayon.: Mellothe_gabih on January 31st, 2010 10:52 am (UTC)
A songfic, where the stuff from canon happens to Mello.

Doesn't that make up nearly all the Mello-centric songfic?
Elteaeltea on January 31st, 2010 01:18 pm (UTC)
Nah, you just have to read enough and you encounter plenty of other kinds. ;)
Vitamin C: Mello - Pimptierfal on February 1st, 2010 04:50 am (UTC)
It also doesn't hurt that hers is... the best one out there. I say this with the confidence of someone who wants to elope to Fiji with that fic. *___*
Vitamin C: Merlin - Glee!tierfal on February 1st, 2010 04:49 am (UTC)
I need a MARRY ME icon for times like this. XDDDD

If I hadn't spent so much time on the original TEIN summary, I would SERIOUSLY change it to that right now. XD
I MUST: Bradley Vain About Yousabriel75 on January 31st, 2010 02:15 pm (UTC)
Nothing to offer in the way of fic summaries because my brain's broke today.

But here you go, something my daughter and I giggled about last night much to the detriment of my husband's good humor. We forced him to watch the School Reunion episode while we a felt for Sarah Jane, laughed at Mickey and totally dug Rose's jealous spurts of brilliance.

And yes, I have seen this clip before but my daughter and husband were fighting over which was better, Torchwood vs. Dr. Who... and while I do adore Torchwood for entirely different reasons, the main characters, Who and Harkness are of the same caliber crazy and that was the stance I took :D See you have no reason to feel lame, bb, because these are the kind of discussions that go on in my home.

kiss, kiss

Edited at 2010-01-31 02:18 pm (UTC)
Eltea: Merlin - Thumbs Upeltea on January 31st, 2010 02:53 pm (UTC)
Can I just step in to say that I APPROVE of settling fandom battles by deciding both things are awesome. 8D \o/
give me time. and a crayon.: Camelot!the_gabih on January 31st, 2010 03:09 pm (UTC)
Seconding this sentiment. *thumbs up*
Vitamin C: Jack - The Sextierfal on February 1st, 2010 04:54 am (UTC)
*pets broke'd brain sympathetically*

Your home is AWESOME plz. :D \o/ And I totally agree; I find Jack and the Doctor to be about equally mesmerizing in their madness. XD

I may or may not have watched the entire eight-minute video that glorious moment originates from, because I may or may not have clicked on "David Tennant and John Barrowman kiss" the second I saw it recommended to me on YouTube. XD

...my YT habits are a bit embarrassing, ahem. XD
Vitamin C: Merlin - Multiple choice plz?tierfal on February 1st, 2010 04:55 am (UTC)
Re: So many, oh my goodness...
Excellent choices! \o/

I think this should be a more popular activity; sometimes it actually makes for really intriguing fake-summaries. XD I kinda want to know why/how many times Edmund gets stabbed, lol. XD
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Vitamin C: Ten & Jack - Subtext Overloadtierfal on February 2nd, 2010 12:41 am (UTC)
Re: /dork
As I was uploading pieces to AO3 the other day, I started to realize just how amazingly pathetic most of my summaries are. Half the time it's not even a full sentence from the fic; it's just a clause with no pronouns and... nothing of the remotest interest, lol. XD I think I only put effort into summaries for chaptered fics or fics some part of my brain finds "important." XD

\o/ imho. ;D