taennyn: (dancing before winter)
*squints at appointments etc within that time* Flying across an ocean, tax appointment, physio appointment, possibly dinner on an island (assuming I can get there), and a weekend of hauling Stuff on another island.

Hmf. Looks like I need to do this right now if I want to get it into the usual pattern.

Well, hopefully some of you are around. :)

Sparks for the poor?

Final count: 36 over two days and somewhat over ten thousand words. Stop moving the goal posts, brain.

brocade couch (Sun Queen era; unknown and Arianhrod)
an expression of complete aplomb in a situation another finds Overwhelming. (Sun Queen era; Ulysse and Arianhrod)
unfamiliar books (Takashi, unattributed time)
misplaced needles (Hernén, unattributed time)

Trickwood Unification: muscle aches (Donel and Ruadhan), hauling water (Donel and Ruadhan), a leap into the dark (Hernén and Belladonna), unexpected territorial marking (Hernén), contingency planning (Hernén, Ruadhan, Donnel and Fintain)

being rushed through getting dressed only to get the clothes All Wrong. (Trickwood, before the wars; Fintain, Caitlyn, Toal and Hernén)


copper ornaments (Falcons' Feathers; Khenbish, Irina and Yevgenia)

Vasilisa: assembly required, small rebellions, missing part, at the other end, no way home, coffee, computers and song

Sibir: faulty wiring (Stas, Sergeievich), the worst of it (Arkady Gregorovich), silver spoon (Stas and Nadya), an unexpected and unwanted message and a doubletake (Stas, Sergeievich, others)

ornate binding lending a relatively unimportant book more gravitas. (or conversely, plain/battered binding hiding an important book in plain view.) (Chevalier de Grammont)
an unexpected safety ([Sweden], with the witch who helped Sinclair)
not wanting to move, for heat and humidity (Swallow's Tail; Helena and Taarstad)


Campaign era: always between the lines (Ricard, looking towards the Morrigan), buying new glassware (Eduard De'Ath and the Morrigan), combination lock (Eduard De'Ath, Julian De'Ath, the Morrigan), no light (Julian De'Ath, Azrael, the Morrigan)


feeling of sunlight on skin (Nataraj; Rita and Luke)
finding an end (unknown scholarly gentleman and knitter niece)
the sound of someone else breathing (Mummy fanfic, two parts because it ran overspace)
mocassins (unknown gentleman who approves of classical things and irate feminine companion)
A plaid something that SHOULD NOT BE PLAID (unknowns)
"I look like a demented pirate." (unknowns)
blue glass bottle(s) (unknowns)
taennyn: (dabbler)
I'm burning a ridiculous number of CDs to fill the last order for today, so have some time on my hands.

Spark me, people!

I make no promises as to what you'll get in response. :)


35 sparks, split as:

Deaths (8)
precampaign, "wolves and plaid" (the Morrigan) which expanded to old feuds and is still growing.
precampaign, "almond biscuits" (the Morrigan)
precampaign, "steel coins" (the Morrigan)
early campaign, "accurate" (Eduard De'Ath)
campaign, "Wait, you actually traveled in that?" (Eduard and Julian De'Ath, the Morrigan) which expanded to Troy
campaign, "DUCK!" (Julian De'Ath, the Morrigan) which expanded to heat of the moment
postcampaign, "upside down and annoyed raven" (the Morrigan) which expanded to caw to you too, darling
postcampaign, "velvet or silk in dark forest green (Julian De'Ath, the Morrigan)

Herding the Witches' Horses (Falcons' Feathers: 2, Sibir: 2, Swallow's Tail: 4, Witches' Horses: 2)
Falcons' Feathers, "accent" (Irina and Sajal)
Falcons' Feathers, "acceptance" (Irina and Sajal) which expanded to unwelcome

Sibir, "battlefield communications" (Katusha, Nadya) and "the wrong trap" which became raiding the stores

Sibir/Swallow's Tail, "actually effective armour" (Helena, Lev Petrovich)
Swallow's Tail, "a piece of metal with no discernible purpose" (Lev Petrovich, Sascha)
Swallow's Tail, "a sudden loud clatter" (Sascha, Lev Petrovich) which expanded to fishing for tools
Swallow's Tail, "the smell of hot metal" (Sascha)

Witches' Horses, "goosebumps on foxes" (Ilya, Katya)
Witches' Horses, "ancient tourist book" (Ilya, Dima)

Wild Roses (12)
Trickwood Unification, "lapses in translation" (Hernén, Ettore)
Trickwood Unification, "intricate carving out of boredom" (Donel, Ruadhan) which expanded to another winter afternoon
Some Kind of Love Song, "brown sugar sand" (Arianhrod and Takashi) which expanded to dawn
Some Kind of Love Song, "stolen kisses under starlight" (Arianhrod and Takashi)
Some Kind of Love Song, "annoyingly sticky fingers" (Arianhrod and Takashi)
Trickwood Unification, "tree speech" (Thérese Manannan)
Trickwood prewars, "bad time to magic" (Conall)
Trickwood wars, "feathers of unusual size" (Isael, Conall)
Post wars?, "bad tea shipment" (Madame Lehseet)
post wars, "blue cotton candy" (Jonathan and Sascha)
Alternate Earths, "elemental" (Yasha)
Future Forward, "accentuate" (Hazel and Lin)

Nataraj (5)
"cold fried chicken that's gone slightly soggy" (Samuil)
"friday pie" (Rita)
"sugar scrubs" (Rita and Luke)
"oatmeal" (Samuil)
"last good shirt" (Samuil, Luke)

Please let me know if I mucked up a link.

Also, please forgive my typos and word substitutions--I normally catch those before posting but in a hurry (as with sparks), I don't catch 'em all in time.

Spark me?

May. 8th, 2009 10:53 am
taennyn: (dabbler)
Name, story-universe, word, phrase, situations, all good*.

*: The more specific you are ('Arianhrod, "You must be joking", blue cup') the more likely it is to be Very Short.


Wild Roses
Phoebe, Lehseet, "what is it NOW?" (Sun Queen era)
unexpected rain (Queen-era, Arianhrod, Ulysse)
a metaphorical weather-vane (Jared, pre-Rosenthal)
mud under grass (Trickwood Unification, Hernén and Belladonna)
odd-coloured light sources (Trickwood Unification, Hernén)
"Sometimes the wolf is just a distraction." (Trickwood Unification, unknown)
something to do with monkeys (Some Kind of Love Song, Arianhrod & Takashi)
thick light (Hazel, second war)
Hazel, Fintain, "Why THIS one?"
(post wars)
Isael, Conall, the kitten (post wars)
a sense of resignation (the sense of resignation had while working with a partner who is having a gleefully immature and destructive "YAY!" moment) (Jonathan, Sascha, post wars)

" . . . she's squished." (the Morrigan, Edmund De'Ath, pre-campaign)
melted candle wax and iron (the Morrigan, pre campaign)
a cheshire grin (Eduard De'Ath & the Morrigan, on campaign)
frost in the air (Eduard De'Ath & [Telas], on campaign)

Everything Else
bad motor (Witches' Horses, Ilya, before the beginning)
cold metal (Witches' Horses, Ilya, around the same time as this.)
"Yes. Waitresses always come to the table when your mouth is full." (Nataraj, Luke and Samuil)
"If I visit the restroom will the delivery guy get here faster?" (Nataraj, Luke and Samuil)
someone getting EATEN (Time Enough, Laz and Lor and Dora)
an ominous light (Vasilisa, the doll)
the smell of burning hair (Swallow's Tail, Petrovich)
diplomatic immunity (unknown)


Jan. 19th, 2009 10:29 am
taennyn: (fruits of the harvest)
Sparks for the poor?

Wild Roses:
The difference between timely and just in time (Phoebe & a young Ulysse)
a match struck in the dark (Takashi, Rock God days)
Fire-aligned at -40 (somewhere in the Trickwood)
family relationships (somewhere in the Trickwood)
changing assumptions
half-rotted leaves
tall grass
I eets ur hed (the ambassador from Autumn & her daughter)
secondhand boots [2] (Isael)
fuzzy scratchy blankets (Fintain & Hazel & Sascha)
red stripes (Hazel & Sascha)
piano scales played slowly (Aodh)
bear trap (Hazel & Lin)
a little grey kitten (Isael & Conall)


Herding the Witches' Horses:
a broken instrument (Falcons' Feathers, Sajal & Irina)
tasting smoke (Falcons' Feathers, Irina)
secondhand boots [1] (Sibir, Sergeievich)
reoccuring dreams (Sibir/Swallow's Tail, Helena)
nitrogen snow (le Chevalier de Grammont, Sinclair)
cats (le Chevalier de Grammont, Sinclair & Grammont)
the feeling of walking into the middle of an argument, even tho nobody's actually saying anything. (le Chevalier de Grammont, Martin & Sinclair & Grammont)
large fluffy falling snow (Swallow's Tail, Petrovich & Sascha)


Death be not Proud:
mackeral (the Morrigan)
a partially destroyed, crucial record ([Telas] De'Ath)
brass taps & oak (Eduard De'Ath & the Morrigan)
self-indulgence (the Morrigan)


the smell of salted meat frying (Nataraj, Luke & Samuil)
polished marble (Nataraj, Luke)
incandescent joy (Nataraj, Luke & Samuil)


Heroes are irritating creatures.
just hanging on 'til tomorrow
sometimes healing brings its own sort of pain
taennyn: (no-one's idea of a mona lisa)
Spark me, people!


Wild Roses:
the feel and/or scent of wet earth: Wild Roses, the Trickwood, in the wars ties in with muddy water, which was written for the forty-in-four in January
wool in blended sea greens and blues and purples: Wild Roses, Sascha & Hazel
light and spirit--or a bottle of spirits, whichever appeals more: [Andeliin], sketchy
tornado sky: Wild Roses, probably actually Sebastien, Trickwood first war
pounding, heavy, november rain: Wild Roses, Fintain

Herding the Witches' Horses:
orange (color, fruit and/or scent): Swallow's Tail, Taarstad & Helena
a drastic change in appearance: Witches' Horses, Grammont
gold teeth: try 2 (Sajal & Irina, Falcons' Feathers)
try 3 (Swallow's Tail, Helena, Sascha, Petrovich, some idiot)
white dreadlocks: 12 Brigands/Falcons' Feathers epilogue
exposed steel, like broken bones: Witches' Horses, Grammont, Sinclair, Ilya
the last few cards of a strange old deck: Falcons' Feathers, Sajal
rusted out, gutted hulk: Falcons' Feathers, Irina
red hot steel: Witches' Horses, Sinclair

Other stories:
sherbert pink (or pink sherbert): the Morrigan (includes a present-sketch! Eee!)
sand in the teeth: I have No Idea.
gold teeth: try 1 (brothers De'Ath)
silhouetted in a cloud of golden dust: Nataraj, Samuil & Luke
heirloom tomatoes: Not sure; may be wee!Luke and his dad
robot, human: Pallas Athene & the whiplash twins
someone arguing in defense of a completely ordered mess: Nataraj, Samuil & Luke
phantoms of the mind; apprehension without any particular cause being because there wasn't any cause: Nataraj, Samuil
crisp cool cotton blowing against the skin on a hot day: I have No Idea
the pattern of light made by the sun shining through a woven straw hat or basket: Nataraj, Samuil & Luke
having sore, slowly focusing eyes, upon waking: I have No Idea

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