02 February 2009 @ 12:12 am
As much as [ profile] mina_de_malfois apologizes for a slow pace, I always seem to be rushing these out the door. I've already updated the footnotes for this, so enjoy.

Case Study, Part 11 )
Velocity: tired
Soundtrack: Drinking with You - Jonathan Coulton - Thing a Week III
I honestly hadn't expected a Mina story so soon after the previous, given Mina's busy schedule. Thankfully, this time, the behind-the-scenes work was obvious. I cut off before the scenes everybody thinks comes next, but that's to be expected.

Apologies to Zee's original self--who hopefully knows who he is--but this was irresistible.

Case Study, Part 10 )

You know, I'm just glad that Mina was busy about the same time I was taking my exams...
Soundtrack: Cowboy Lips - The Bobs - 20 Songs 20 Years: The Best of The Bobs
Velocity: relaxed
Dedicated to the Bavarian Fire Drill Instructor, the Indy Ploy Player, the Galactic Champion of Making Shit Up.

(Seriously. A bunch of Vorkosigan songs, and an unrelated song called "I Meant To Do That"; how am I the first person to put this together?)

"I Meant To Do That, Vor Style"
by Will "scifantasy" Frank
ttto: "I Meant To Do That" by Echo's Children

My cousin is a genius and a fast-talking man... )

Really, it was the thought (from the Firefly Wild Mass Guessing page of TV Tropes) of Miles as the "deadly and unpredictable midget" that did it.

Or more accurately, the commentary line: "But I had to set it on fire for a very good reason that I will explain at length as soon as I have made it up, no, honestly, Simon/Gregor/Mother!"
Velocity: amused
Soundtrack: I Meant To Do That - Echo's Children - A Dancing World
These are [ profile] voiceofkiki's fault. And a little bit of [ profile] sweetmusic_27's too. Oh, and I guess mine.

Here's how it is...Last week, VoK posted the following thought:

Still Alive: The new Banned from Argo?


I asked her to clarify: was this in the "everybody refilks it" sense, or the "creator is sick of it" sense? She confirmed the former.

That led to...

Argo Banned )


Still Argo )

In a comment, though, [ profile] sweetmusic_27 opined that she was getting kind of sick of the song. That, in turn, led to...

Had Enough )

(OK, technically, I wrote "Had Enough" first, then "Argo Banned," then "Still Argo." But it works better this way in the story.)

Just when I thought I wasn't going to have anything new for the Wit's End, if you'll excuse me, I need that brain for exams.
Velocity: filk-overdosed
Soundtrack: Banned From Argo--wait, Still Alive--no, Banned From Argo--Still Alive--AAAARGH!
No, the Case stories didn't go away, any more than the Mina stories did. They're just slow to come out when the authors get busy. And law school certainly qualifies. But as the third part of "Therapeutic Impulse" went up earlier this week, so too comes your next look at another perspective...

Case Study, Part 9 )

Edit: Oh, and the footnotes have been updated.
Soundtrack: My Breakup Song Is Shorter Than Yours - Brooke Lunderville - Downloaded
Velocity: creative
"Do you think I should chime in?"
"There's half a chance in hell the pro-Dementia crowd would listen to you."
"Which is a greater chance than some of the other people discussing it would have."
"Which almost says I have a responsibility."

And I take my responsibilities very seriously.

Everybody who has no interest in filk (or worse, because I know there are a couple of people, an active dislike), please skip this post.

Filk, Dementia, Community, And You )

Of course, the flip side of my responsibility is that I have it because some of the dementia artists consider me a friend...and after all this is said and done, I don't know if that won't change.
Soundtrack: Rich Fantasy Lives - Rob Balder And Tom Smith - Downloaded
Velocity: worried
In retrospect, the Case Study series has enough references to warrant this. I've not footnoted things which you would know from the [ profile] mina_de_malfois series, though, such as sparkly vampires. If you have any recommendations for other footnotes, let me know.

Case Notes )
Soundtrack: Two Note - Jordin Kare - Parody Violation
Velocity: referential
07 July 2008 @ 03:02 pm
It's been a few months, but don't talk to me--I write based on the [ profile] mina_de_malfois stories, and as I understand it Mina has been busy.

But "Wizard's Staff" has finished, and with it comes your look on the other side of the record:

Case Study, Part 8 )

Not long on events, I grant, but I hope it's at least entertaining. I'll note that here, I've injected a bit of myself into both Jamie and Case, especially regarding the "privileged child" issue. It's something I've struggled with myself. I may expand on this in future parts.
Velocity: accomplished
Soundtrack: The Jones Laughing Record (Introducing The Flight Of The Bumble Bee) - Spike Jo
04 March 2008 @ 05:45 pm
Short one this time, reflecting the abbreviated writing time. The latest Mina story was up sooner than I'd expected...

Case Study, Part 7 )

Not my best, I'm afraid, but I want to keep it current. And I like some of it.
Velocity: satisfied
Soundtrack: Stuck In The Middle With You - Da Vinci's Notebook - Bendy's Law
23 February 2008 @ 11:26 am
It's like this. [ profile] cadhla is a good friend of [ profile] vixyish , and one day, Vixy gave Seanan an idea--which became the song Oh, Michelle. Yesterday, [ profile] hsifyppah raised the stakes by challenging Seanan with Dammit, Seanan. Seanan fired back at Brooke with Oh, Brooke, and Brooke backed off, pleading Oh, Seanan M. Watching from the sidelines, [ profile] tisonlyherself weighed in with Clever Brooke.

My turn.

Oh, Michelle/Seanan/Brooke/Dagain... )
Soundtrack: Take your pick...
Velocity: amused