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this looks deceptively fun, which makes me think it might be hard
children of dune - leto 1
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So I finished up the hardest part of a project and am almost done, more or less, so I need a creative jump start. Gakked from cereta here:

You post a topic, list, category, whatever, in my comments section. (examples: "Five Things Bill Denbrough Remembers About His Childhood", or "Five Art Crawl Themes" or "Five Things Jessica Will Never, Ever Tell Seth"). Then, in a separate post, I'll post the answers to your Top 5 ideas, according to me. Serious or fun!

In cereta's words, fandoms that increase your odds of getting an answer.

Fandoms: Star Trek Voyager, X-Men Movieverse, Smallville, Queer as Folk, Dr.Who (9 and 10), Stargate:Atlantis, Due South, pretty much any movie or book I've mentioned, or any fic or series I wrote that you just want to see a quickie on.

You know, this is either going to be very fun or really surprisingly hard. I feel experimental.

(Child wants to build a backyard wind-powered house. I need something not-scary in my life.)


Five things John Sheppard got in trouble for as a kid. :-)

*grins* Okay, lessee....

1.) Preschool: John discovered scissors and the power of glue to create new and interesting experiments in hair styles. Despite a ten minute time out and a six week buzz cut, he's never quite gotten over that particular look.

(Rodney realizes a lot about John's sense of style can be traced back to art class, which just proves how useless art really is.)

2.) Third Grade: What started as an off-the-cuff remark on velocity by the substitute teacher ended after a two hour stand-off involving John, a roof, a bicycle, and something to prove. John figures his issues with authority started there, because really, how else was he supposed to interpret "John, if you really think you can fly, prove it." That's two weeks of detention and two days of no sitting he's not forgetting in a hurry.

(Rodney stops listing John's Darwin entries after that. It's just too depressing.)

3.) Fifth Grade: John achieves flight for a total of five glorious seconds before he meets gravity and finds it's not friendly. One broken leg and six weeks grounding, though, are totally worth it; he always knew he was meant to fly. Now he just had to figure out how to land.

(Rodney asks John to stop telling him heartwarming stories of his youth. Please.)

4.) Sixth Grade: John kisses his first girl. She punches him in the face. Mom gives John The Talk. All things considered, John would rather be punched.

(Rodney snickers.)

5.) Seventh Grade: John kisses his first boy.

(Rodney waits for the trouble part. So--what happened? Parents, school, Jesus camp, what? John steals a fry from his tray. It took a while. John answers. Since I had to wait for you.)

Five Things John Sheppard Loves to Chew On.

1.) X-Files gave him a thing for sunflower seeds. Admitting that to Rodney, however, is just asking for another paean on Scully. John'd rather pass, thanks.

2.) Rodney's found that observing John's relationship with power bars has moved into something that could be called obsession. He won't admit he's jealous.

3.) Millennium problems. John has the disquieting feeling that pulling a Good Will Hunting on Rodney's whiteboard is also known as flirting in physics-speak.

4.) Gum. Rodney has a weakness for the taste of artificial mint and John has a weakness for Rodney's tongue.

5.) Pomegranate. Rodney doesn't think porn can match John's red-smeared lips wrapping around each seed and the way he closes his eyes, savoring the taste.

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Five things Sheppard knows how to cook.

1. Microwave popcorn. Eventually. After they replaced the microwave. In John's defense, the entire thing about the kitchen exploding is highly exaggerated, and in any case, now there's a bay window looking out on the stables.

2.) Dump cake. Short version: it was two am, he was high, and no one wanted pizza. Let us never speak of this again.

3.) Beetles, if by cooked, you mean, were under the sun for days and relatively warm. John suspects his bug issues might not all be Iratus related.

4.) Ramen. Though John's not sure if it's supposed to be crunchy still.

5.) Barbecue. Though John doesn't remember if it's supposed to be black or not, no one complains and they ask for seconds, so he figures it's good. Though he can't figure out why everyone looks so scared of Rodney while they're eating.

Oo fun!

DS: Five Unorthodox Uses for a Stetson

DW: Five People the Ninth Doctor Enjoyed Getting Drunk With

Argh! Okay, thinking.

1.) Water collection in the desert.

(Ray's seen Fraser in temperatures above seventy-five. He's guessing they're not testing that bit of trivia anytime soon.)

2.) Accidental collection plate.

(It's a long story, but it involves Mormon missionaries and a standard poodle. Fraser can't even talk about it without flushing. So Ray tells the story. A lot.)

3.) Scavenger hunt item.

(They were eighteen and wearing bikinis. Ray's only human and Fraser needs to just get over it. They brought it back. Eventually.)

4.) Birth place of small rodents.

(Fraser makes Ray watch the miracle of rat birth. Ray may never have sex again. Or ever regain the will to live.)

5.) Gag.

(Ray likes running his fingers over the teethmarks in the brim, just to see Fraser blush.)

Five planets John Sheppard wishes he hadn't visited.

1. MX-666. Basically, in John's opinion, they were asking for it. Interesting note: as it turns out, exorcisms in Pegasus really are just like the movies. Teyla's never getting the pea stains out of her skirt, though.

2. In Rodney's defense, when one calls one's planet "Haven of Delight", your first instinct isn't to pack up the nipple clamps and flogger for your trade mission. However, they did get some amazing leather out of it. And the piercings will heal. Eventually.

3. So who would have really anticipated Planet of the Apes was based on a true story? Yeah, no one.

4. To be fair, there was no way to know that a penis qualified as a lethal weapon in some places.

5. So the thing is, when you're reading Ancient, you have to really double check your spelling. The name wasn't so much Eranid as Arachnid, but Keller thinks that given time, the catatonia should wear off on its own. Rodney can easily do his work from the infirmary; he wants to be there when John wakes up.


Five times John Sheppard said no.

*bounces*

Five things you will never hear Lt.Worf say.


Five gifts that John Sheppard's kept.

Five things that give Kathryn Janeway a headache.

Five things that Rodney McKay wishes he could tell John.

Five things Sam misses about Atlantis.

Five things Ten wishes he had NOT put in his mouth or five he wishes he had.

Five things Ten.5 likes about being earthbound.

1. The thousand ways a single sun can rise.

2. Rose's hair when she's cleaning their flat.

(Too many barrettes and the bit that falls over her eye that she pushes behind her ear.)

3. Sleeping until noon.

(Seriously, someone should have told him about that. Naps, too. Humans make so much more sense when you relate them to their sleep patterns.)

4. Sex.

(So much more fun than it looks. How humans evolved past their libido is a mystery.)

5. A place he can finally stand still.

(He gets a cat and a car. He watches the birth of his daughter. He goes in a house, closes the door, and wraps himself in the arms of the home he will never have to leave.)

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Oh, I miss the rent boy 'verse. ::pines::

Five things Lex finds truly alien about Clark (aside from the obvious).

Five things Dief wishes the guys would please stop doing.

Five times John wished he was a girl.

Five Times John Wishes He Was a Girl.

1. Skirts.

(Women will never really understand the constant threat of the zipper. Why they continue to manufacture pants with them, John has no idea, but he's pretty sure women are involved. And cackling about it.)

2. Ladies' Night

(God, the money he would have saved in his twenties.)

3. Slumber Parties.

(Does this even need an explanation? Think not.)

4. PX-994

(Amazonian lesbian planet. John still wakes up hating the universe for that shit.)

5.) Rodney

(As it turns out, Rodney wanted kids after all. Rodney said he'd always love him. He married her anyway.)

Five times John showed how smart he is.

Five crossovers with due South.

Five things Rodney tries really, really hard to forget.

Five times Brian Kinney meets Rodney McKay.

Five times Ronon didn't need a weapon...