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Not a fanfic, but very, very purple. [Aug. 27th, 2008|11:04 pm]
Purple Prose
And it's about a dark unicorn. 

Samples included.  Of course, you could just read the fic.

My computer started smelling like grape soda after I left that on my screen for a while.
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synomym suggestions for parody? [May. 19th, 2008|10:49 pm]
Purple Prose

Hi, everyone! I'm currently writing a Mary-Sue parody, and am trying to avoid using the same word twice to describe 'Legolinda's' hair. Basically, she's blonde but as we all know that would be much too easy. So can anyone suggest crazy words or even phrases?

So far I've got: Xanthos, amber, cornsilk, like the fall colours of leaves, burnished, marmalade, goldenrod, harvest yellow, topaz, bisque, honey, golden, brighter than the noonday sun, brightest chalcedony, like a river of golden fire, flaxen, aureate, auric, auricomous, amaretto, a river of spun gold, champagne, the sun was in her hair

Any help would be much appreciated!

A sample of the story. Please tell me if you think it needs to be purpler:

Legolas thought that despite her scratched hands and face she looked like an angel come to earth, with her long pastel jade dress, slightly pinched in at the waist with a crimson girdle and accented with delicate cerise bows all over it, bringing out the femininity of the brave woman that stood before him, barely gasping despite the speed with which she had been running. The dress flared a little over her hips, falling in delicate pleats to the hem which scooped round to her back just above her heels. The neckline was similarly decorated with a sort of scarf but it had come open a little, showing off the fact that she was wearing the same necklace as she had worn yesterday. The sleeves were slightly puffed, tied with orange ribbons that added a little bright colour to the dress. Her amaretto hair hovered at her back, straight as an arrow yet slightly wavy like rippling water. Indeed, it looked like a river of spun gold, flowing from the top of her head to the ground, sparking as the sunlight was trapped in its champagne strands. If the sun was in her hair, the stars were in her amber eyes, still more beautiful in the daylight then they had been at night. They shimmered as if with as if with bright diamond tears, purer and brighter than the very stars of Elbereth or the waters of the falls and fountains of Rivendell and Legolas was struck with the urge never to let those tears fall as she lowered her fiery orbs behind perfect, long, curly eyelashes.
He walked up to her and put his hand under her slightly pointed, yet round chin, his fingertips resting against the smooth, soft peaches-and-cream skin.
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(no subject) [Jun. 27th, 2006|06:59 pm]
Purple Prose

Hello, I'm new here, and would like an opinion :) I thought this would be the best place to post as it's possible I could end up writing badfic myself.

I followed links to this place from Babb_chronicles, cos after reading all the badfic I got an urge to finish a HP fic I started about 2 and a half years ago when I had just started writing properly. On re-reading it most parts of the chapters already up are, quite frankly, painful to read.

So I'm re-writing it.

Now, the original plan was to write a fic with lots of horrible things happening in it - quite childish, actually - female character being abused by male characters for reader gratification etc. But hey, some people like that kinda thing.

The question is: do I change my original plan so I'm being very sophisticated and writing hints at what might have happened, and focus more on mental abuse (even though I already did that with a Batman Begins fanfic), or shall I write some good old fashioned violent smut?

I think if I went along the same route as the BB fic, it would still work cos some people would identify more with the HP characters and might not want to read the BB fic. But then again, there are always readers who like both fandoms and might see a resemblance.

Decisions...decisions... any thoughts?

If people prefer the 'sophistamacated writer' route, can they give me some inspiration as to what type of mind-games they'd like to see happening? I could use some inspiration :)
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When poetry goes horribly, horribly wrong [Sep. 19th, 2004|02:04 pm]
Purple Prose

[mood |*gag*]
[music |Injury - Blue Reflection (Injury OC ReMix)]

Fandom: Pokemon *cries*
Author: Kally
Title: Two Rocketshippy Poems

Cut to spare those with weak stomachsCollapse )
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The Riveting Cerulean Sky [Mar. 9th, 2004|01:38 pm]
Purple Prose

[mood |youthful and innocent]

This story isn't bad at all, I just wish the author would remove at least half of the adjectives she used.

Story Title: A Midsummer's Dream
Author name: whitestag02
Fandom: Harry Potter
The Setup: The story is a Harry/Hermione romance, and the sample passage is Hermione's dream.

Sample Passage - Hermione's dream:

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The rest of the story isn't as purple as the dream passage, but it has its moments:

  • He had shaggy blonde hair that always hung into his baby-boy eyes, which looked like piercing sapphires.

  • The early summer sky glinted with a florid coral tint, casting the fragile dew into a blushing pink drizzle.

  • She stared out of the lifeless window, though she hardly saw the point, there was no vision that could break the storm’s obscurity.

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Humorously bad sex description [Mar. 2nd, 2004|12:00 am]
Purple Prose

[mood |tiredtired]

This comes from the latest story reported at lotrsues

LJ cut for ridiculous smutCollapse )
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Look at the pretty purple... [Feb. 25th, 2004|07:33 pm]
Purple Prose
[mood |Sporky]
[music |Miss Dynamite- "Dy-Na-My-Tee"]

Story Title: The Measure of a Man

Author name: M N Thies

Fandom: Pirates of the Caribbean

The Setup: Set after Curse of the Black Pearl, Will wants to marry Elizabeth, but the Governor is being completely OOC and is forbidding it. Liz still thinks that Daddy is wonderful, and Will is reduced to be a pitiful, wailing wimp. These exerpts take place after a ball is destroyed by pirates blowing up the ballroom. Governor is stuck inside burning building. Will is being Brave and goes to rescue him.

Sample Passage: Will's spirit is broken by the mean GovernorCollapse )

Considering this is written by a girl, it's rather disturbing.Collapse )

*headdesk*Collapse )

I should proabaly also mention that Will is shot, stabbed and poisoned, all in the course of about two hours. OH, TEH AAAAAAANGST!!!

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ACK! [Feb. 23rd, 2004|08:19 pm]
Purple Prose

Not 2 minutes after I join this community, I find this:

Story Title: Beautiful (http://www.fanfiction.net/read.php?storyid=1744051)
Author Name: Elektrikal Flirt
Fandom: Weiss Kreuz
The Setup: "Here it goes, Jae runs into Omi...litteraly, and falls in love. She's a famous singer and everyone in town hates her because she pretty. Omi helps her. yay!"

The purpleness lies under hereCollapse )

As if the character description wasn't bad enough, she actually put in love hearts! >.
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De-lurking [Feb. 20th, 2004|09:14 pm]
Purple Prose

[mood |contemplativecontemplative]
[music |Hiroko Moriguchi - Eternal Wind]

This has probably been ranted about a million times, but...

Okay, we KNOW what color their eyes are, move it along!Collapse )
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Her Hair Was Dancing Along With The Clouds [Feb. 20th, 2004|12:39 pm]
Purple Prose

While searching for bad fanfiction at RadNet, a Daniel Radcliffe fansite featuring both Harry Potter and Daniel Radcliffe fanfics, I discovered a story written in the purplest prose I have ever seen. The author must have been using a thesaurus, replacing each short and simple word with a longer and more "poetic" one. A part of the story is even written in a purple font.

Story Title: Crossing the Ocean
Author name: fuzzykermit
Fandom: Daniel Radcliffe

The Setup: the main character, Lia, is Daniel Radcliffe's best friend, but she has to leave London for New York and "say farewell" to Daniel.

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