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Radial

The alfa Simon meets a demented pink-haired idiot (who'd argue his name was actually Ioann, but Simon's not convinced) one dark, geographically-embarrassed night and bit by bit becomes involved in a whole world he didn't know existed - and would rather remain ignorant of.

  1. I Can't Believe You Don't Know How To ______
  2. Stranded
  3. The Sniffles
  4. Drinking
  5. Chores
  6. Holiday / You Wouldn't Understand
  7. A Gift / What Did I Ever Do To You?!
  8. Mail / Kiss And Make It Better
  9. Did I Do That?
  10. Games
  11. unFriendly Competition
  12. Phobias

  13. What Would I Do Without You? / Yeuk
  14. You Don't Know What You're Missing


Radial: Unravel

Dokkalfa Milos has had the rug pulled out from under his feet several times in his life, but now he thinks he's finally found somewhere to call home. But it's never as simple as that, and a routine delivery for his employer / mentor shows him just how quickly things can come apart.

The Academy (Alex)

  1. Allocution / Observation
  2. Gorgonize
  3. En Règle / The Upper Hand
  4. Kibitzer / Annoyance / A Hint
  5. Brabble
  6. Antipathetic / Monitor / For Your Own Good
  7. Intemerate / Shock
  8. Word-Hoard / Confidence / A Promise
  9. Plotz / Fear
  10. Wellaway / Despair
  11. Jackanapes / The First Time
  12. Atavistic
  13. Boustrophedon
  14. Counterfactual

Milos's Teenagerhood

  1. Domination / Camera
  2. Double Take / Admiration

First Arc

  1. Spring Showers / A Dare
  2. Robins / My Mentor / What's The Catch?
  3. Basket / Changing Seasons
  4. Dye / Cross My Heart
  5. Eggs / Trouble Sleeping
  6. Best Dress / A Walk In The Woods / Talking To Myself
  7. Bonnet / Been There, Done That / Wouldn't You Like To Know?
  8. Jellybeans / I Smell A Rat

Present Day Part 1

  1. Pity / Don't You Cry For Me
  2. Say Cheese
  3. Axial / Denial
  4. Bathetic / Exhaustion
  5. Aliquant
  6. Pseudology
  7. I've Got Your Back
  8. Lodestar / A Fresh Start
  9. Cantrip / Remote Control / Guilt
  10. A Secret
  11. Are You Thinking What I'm Thinking? Probably not...
  12. Negotiation
  13. Seatbelt / Euphoria
  14. Ectopic
  15. Hypethral / Around The Campfire
  16. Hesitation / On Edge
  17. Cellphone / Lust
  18. Aspirin / Suspicion
  19. Zipper / A Helping Hand
  20. Urgency / Sneakers

Second Arc

  1. 1. Over The Carnage Rose Prophetic A Voice
  2. 2. The Secret Wound Still Lives Within The Breast

Present Day Part 2

  1. Compotation / Make A Wish / Bar
  2. The Scenic Route / Playfulness
  3. Anguish
  4. Plastic Bag / Brainwashing
  5. Light Bulb / Better Luck Next Time
  6. An Inconvenience / Keeping Warm
  7. Eurythmic / Foolishness
  8. Algid / Building
  9. Hypnopompic
  10. Alley / Distraction
  11. Kitchen
  12. Out Of My Hands / Ticket
  13. Nuque / A Cunning Plan / Amusement
  14. Doubt / Headphones
  15. Disdain / Rehearsal
  16. Affection / Better Off
  17. A Miracle / A Procession
  18. Enthusiasm / Spring Cleaning


Arkadian

Arkadiy Olenov is many things - habitual flirt, occasional alcoholic, partial cyborg - but one thing he isn't is forgiving, and he'll go to the ends of the universe to get revenge, even if it means dragging his doctor (mechanic, friend) Vanya along with him. Paradigm is a shuttle thief with an uncanny resemblance to Arkadiy's most hated 'friend' who gets kidnapped by the shuttle he stole, thanks to the errant AI Maxim; Kse, dispatched to retrieve the thief, discovers the boundaries between right and wrong aren't quite as clear-cut as she thinks.

  1. Take That!
  2. You've Outdone Yourself / Why Can't You Be More Like...?
  3. On Second Thought
  4. I'm A Big Boy Now
  5. When Hell Freezes Over / I'll Never Sleep Alone
  6. Anniversary / Memorial
  7. Lucifugous
  8. A Storm
  9. Now What?
  10. No Peeking / I've Got My Eye On You
  11. Cloudgazing / Aeromancy
  12. Music / Singing / Dancing
  13. Just Be Yourself / When You Least Expect It
  14. Smithereens
  15. Just What I Always Wanted
  16. It's Not What It Looks Like
  17. The Last Word
  18. Have It Your Way
  19. You'll Never Get Away With This
  20. Cachinnate
  21. You Remind Me Of Someone

  22. Why Me?
  23. I Wouldn't Miss It


Chime

Fel Chime is a former soldier who is trying to pretend that the past never happened, a feat he is trying to accomplish by retraining as a pilot and never leaving his office. He's scheduled for a "what could go wrong?" patrol around a peaceful planet, but he rapidly realises that someone if says a phrase like that they should be taken out and shot...

  1. More Than You Can Chew
  2. So Nice Of You To Join Us
  3. The Best Is Yet To Come


Three Graces

David is a Talented man and this makes him wanted—by all the wrong people. Cas is a mercenary, a job he relishes, and will take any job for the right pay. Meena is a nomad whose own Talent lies in physical combat—and intense curiosity. Some things can't be outrun, particularly when those you're trying to outrun have more resources than you could dream of, but maybe they can be fought.

Arc 1
  1. Ghost
  2. Witchcraft
  3. Potion
  4. Bump in the Night
  5. Skeleton
  6. Face Paint
  7. Special Effects
  8. A Body
  9. Cobwebs
  10. Torture
  11. In The Shadows
  12. Fearsome Creatures
  13. Full Moon
  14. Costumes
  15. Trick or Treat

Arc 2
  1. Red
  2. Orange
  3. Yellow
  4. Green
  5. Blue
  6. Purple
  7. Brown
  8. Simple Pleasures
  9. Because I Said So

Misc
  1. Mother Used To Say


Ground Zero

Zero is a hitman with a past. And he'd really rather it remain there.

  1. Inhospitable Lodgings
  2. I've Still Got A Few More Tricks Up My Sleeve


Heavy Metal Generation

A ragtag bunch of soldiers from different sectors are grouped together into one regiment. But just because you have to work with one another doesn't mean you have to like it.

  1. See How They Run / Don't Look Down
  2. Ruction
  3. My Favourite Fetish


Ghost

Ghost is a mechanic and Sable is a nobleman and in an ideal world—at least, Ghost's ideal world—they'd never meet. But Sable's heard about Ghost's prodigious talents and wants to enlist her help to find a potentially mythical artifact. She, however can think of better things to do—most of which involve being nowhere near the condescending man.

  1. Shopping
  2. Gossip / A Rumour
  3. Tantivy
  4. It's A Guy Thing / Fancy Meeting You Here


Various

  1. I Told You So



Running total: 127 prompts used in 98 pieces across 09 stories.

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Friends-Only

Yeah, you may have noticed that aside from a few posts, this journal is pretty much friends-only.

I keep meaning to get a shiny image here, but until then I think you're gonna have to live with this. :D

But if you friend me, I'll probably friend you back, so long as you're no spambot or anything equally dodgy.

I mean, journals with no posts at all = creepy.

Runaway Tales Master List: Unravel AU

Unravel AU


Sir Alexander Jaska is a knight in the service of High King Nazarian—a knight whose servants have a nasty habit of dying horribly in the line of duty. Forbidden from taking any more from the barracks or castle, Alex has to do the unthinkable: pay for his own.

Determined not to hire someone who'd then quit when they discovered his track record, Alex opts instead to purchase a slave. But is being led by fascination better than being led by your head, when your new slave makes no secret of his hatred for you?

And for the dark elf Milos, bought by exactly the kind of person he loathes and who laughs in the face of his threats, there's every chance he'll fail to outlive his new master: if the perils of his new life don't kill him, Alex's volatile temper just might. And it would be an easy way out of the life he hates—but it would mean admitting defeat...


  1. The Last Time / Temptation
  2. Cooling Off / What's Gotten Into You?
  3. A Misunderstanding / Betrayal
  4. Uncomfortable Silence / In Bad Taste
  5. A Wager / Actions Speak Louder Than Words
  6. Falling Apart / Well, Why Didn't You Say So?
  7. Routines / Bad Omen / No Questions Asked
  8. Lurking / Why So Serious?
  9. On The Road / And Where Do You Think You're Going?
  10. Salute / That's A Good Question
  11. Unfamiliar Customs / This Can Only Mean One Thing
  12. The Latest Trend / Whose Side Are You On?
  13. Inn/Hotel / What Part Of "No" Don't You Understand?
  14. Dinner Party / Have You Heard The News?
  15. What's Not To Love? / Don't Let Them Get Away
  16. Aren't You Glad You Asked? / Interrogation
  17. Alibi / The World May Never Know
  18. I Won't Take No For An Answer / Where It All Happened / Chain Reaction
  19. Your Secret Is Safe With Me / Choosing Sides
  20. Does This Remind You Of Anything?
  21. Tell Me Something I Don't Know / Handshake
  22. How Much More Can You Take? / Sacrifice / Out In The Cold
  23. A Meeting Place / Complacence

Runaway Tales Master List: Radial Unravel

Radial: Unravel


Dokkalfa Milos had the rug pulled out from under his feet several times in his life. Even when he thought he’d found somewhere to call home it's never that simple and a routine delivery for his employer/mentor proved to him just how quickly things can fall apart. Now, modified into a living, breathing weapon, he’s got to adapt to yet another change in circumstances and needs to learn to navigate a world where everything he thought was true is a lie and where the words 'I hate you' could mean anything but.

Alex had one of the best educations in the country, a reward for surviving childhood as a government science facility guinea-pig. Turned into an agent trained to monitor people like him, he’s seen off several partners already—most to the Research department. Now, for the first time, his partner has come from there and, to add insult to injury, he’s an elf with a colourful past. Life couldn’t get much worse... until he uses Milos’s past against him for his own benefit and sends their working relationship down a whole new path.

Neither man knows how to get on with others but maybe, in each other, they’ve finally found someone to relate to. And they’re going to need each other, because it’s a difficult world out there and between them they’ve made enough enemies to last a lifetime...

The Academy (Alex)

  1. Allocution / Observation
  2. Gorgonize
  3. En Règle / The Upper Hand
  4. Kibitzer / Annoyance / A Hint
  5. Brabble
  6. Antipathetic / Monitor / For Your Own Good
  7. Intemerate / Shock
  8. Word-Hoard / Confidence / A Promise
  9. Plotz / Fear
  10. Wellaway / Despair
  11. Jackanapes / The First Time
  12. Atavistic
  13. Boustrophedon
  14. Counterfactual

Milos's Teenagerhood

  1. Domination / Camera
  2. Double Take / Admiration

First Arc

  1. Spring Showers / A Dare
  2. Robins / My Mentor / What's The Catch?
  3. Basket / Changing Seasons
  4. Dye / Cross My Heart
  5. Eggs / Trouble Sleeping
  6. Best Dress / A Walk In The Woods / Talking To Myself
  7. Bonnet / Been There, Done That / Wouldn't You Like To Know?
  8. Jellybeans / I Smell A Rat

Present Day Part 1

  1. Pity / Don't You Cry For Me
  2. Say Cheese
  3. Axial / Denial
  4. Bathetic / Exhaustion
  5. Aliquant
  6. Pseudology
  7. I've Got Your Back
  8. Lodestar / A Fresh Start
  9. Cantrip / Remote Control / Guilt
  10. A Secret
  11. Are You Thinking What I'm Thinking? Probably not...
  12. Negotiation
  13. Seatbelt / Euphoria
  14. Ectopic
  15. Hypethral / Around The Campfire
  16. Hesitation / On Edge
  17. Cellphone / Lust
  18. Aspirin / Suspicion
  19. Zipper / A Helping Hand
  20. Urgency / Sneakers

Second Arc

  1. 1. Over The Carnage Rose Prophetic A Voice
  2. 2. The Secret Wound Still Lives Within The Breast

Present Day Part 2

  1. Compotation / Make A Wish / Bar
  2. The Scenic Route / Playfulness
  3. Anguish
  4. Plastic Bag / Brainwashing
  5. Light Bulb / Better Luck Next Time
  6. An Inconvenience / Keeping Warm
  7. Eurythmic / Foolishness
  8. Algid / Building
  9. Hypnopompic
  10. Alley / Distraction
  11. Kitchen
  12. Out Of My Hands / Ticket
  13. Nuque / A Cunning Plan / Amusement
  14. Doubt / Headphones
  15. Disdain / Rehearsal
  16. Affection / Better Off
  17. A Miracle / A Procession
  18. Enthusiasm / Spring Cleaning
  19. One Step Closer / Trash Can
  20. Mistletoe
  21. Cat's-Paw

Runaway Tales Master List: Radial

Radial


The alfa Simon meets a demented pink-haired idiot (who'd argue his name was actually Ioann, but Simon's not convinced) one dark, geographically-embarrassed night and bit by bit becomes involved in a whole world he didn't know existed - and would rather remain ignorant of.

  1. I Can't Believe You Don't Know How To ______
  2. Stranded
  3. The Sniffles
  4. Drinking
  5. Chores
  6. Holiday / You Wouldn't Understand
  7. A Gift / What Did I Ever Do To You?!
  8. Mail / Kiss And Make It Better
  9. Did I Do That?
  10. Games
  11. unFriendly Competition
  12. Phobias

  13. What Would I Do Without You? / Yeuk
  14. You Don't Know What You're Missing

Runaway Tales Master List: Three Graces

Three Graces


David is a Talented man and this makes him wanted—by all the wrong people. Cas is a mercenary, a job he relishes, and will take any job for the right pay. Meena is a nomad whose own Talent lies in physical combat—and intense curiosity. Some things can't be outrun, particularly when those you're trying to outrun have more resources than you could dream of, but maybe they can be fought.

Arc 1
  1. Ghost
  2. Witchcraft
  3. Potion
  4. Bump in the Night
  5. Skeleton
  6. Face Paint
  7. Special Effects
  8. A Body
  9. Cobwebs
  10. Torture
  11. In The Shadows
  12. Fearsome Creatures
  13. Full Moon
  14. Costumes
  15. Trick or Treat

Arc 2
  1. Red
  2. Orange
  3. Yellow
  4. Green
  5. Blue
  6. Purple
  7. Brown
  8. Simple Pleasures
  9. Because I Said So

Misc
  1. Mother Used To Say

Runaway Tales Master List: Arkadian

Arkadian


Arkadiy Olenov is many things - habitual flirt, occasional alcoholic, partial cyborg - but one thing he isn't is forgiving, and he'll go to the ends of the universe to get revenge, even if it means dragging his doctor (mechanic, friend) Vanya along with him. Paradigm is a shuttle thief with an uncanny resemblance to Arkadiy's most hated 'friend' who gets kidnapped by the shuttle he stole, thanks to the errant AI Maxim; Kse, dispatched to retrieve the thief, discovers the boundaries between right and wrong aren't quite as clear-cut as she thinks.

  1. Take That!
  2. You've Outdone Yourself / Why Can't You Be More Like...?
  3. On Second Thought
  4. I'm A Big Boy Now
  5. When Hell Freezes Over / I'll Never Sleep Alone
  6. Anniversary / Memorial
  7. Lucifugous
  8. A Storm
  9. Now What?
  10. No Peeking / I've Got My Eye On You
  11. Cloudgazing / Aeromancy
  12. Music / Singing / Dancing
  13. Just Be Yourself / When You Least Expect It
  14. Smithereens
  15. Just What I Always Wanted
  16. It's Not What It Looks Like
  17. The Last Word
  18. Have It Your Way
  19. You'll Never Get Away With This
  20. Cachinnate
  21. You Remind Me Of Someone

  22. Why Me?
  23. I Wouldn't Miss It
At the NaNo kick-off meet yesterday I was talking about the perceived sex of words (in this case, numbers), and looking at the few results in my notebook - enough for what I needed but also enough to pique my curiosity - I thought it'd be interesting to do it here too. I'd like to see if there's any particular pattern or consensus.

Basically, the point is to look at each of the numbers (one to nine) and decide which sex you think each one is, and vote accordingly.

Comments are closed, you don't need to explain your choice, it's just for (as I say) my own personal curiosity and, perhaps, a little to do with part of my NaNo.

Please give it a little thought and vote!

Poll #1638787 Genders of Numbers

One

Male
6(85.7%)
Female
1(14.3%)

Two

Male
4(57.1%)
Female
3(42.9%)

Three

Male
1(16.7%)
Female
5(83.3%)

Four

Male
4(57.1%)
Female
3(42.9%)

Five

Male
6(85.7%)
Female
1(14.3%)

Six

Male
4(57.1%)
Female
3(42.9%)

Seven

Male
5(71.4%)
Female
2(28.6%)

Eight

Male
3(42.9%)
Female
4(57.1%)

Nine

Male
4(57.1%)
Female
3(42.9%)

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I'm waiting for D|S / UberEnvironment to finish rendering... yay for ambient occlusion. *sigh*

So... a character meme.

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