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First lines

So I saw on someone else's journal (I wish I could remember whose it was, but alas, it is beyond my memory at the moment) a meme about taking the first line of the last twenty things you've written and seeing what that says about you as a writer.  Curiosity got the better of me. It's not a fic, but I figure I might as well post it here anyway.  They aren't quite in order, but it was just easiest to go through my lj and pick it from there. 

1. By the fifth time he'd watched Gallifrey burn, the Master found he was terribly bored.

2. The Doctor's coat was missing.

3. The rain poured down on him, soaking the Doctor through despite his hat and the umbrella he had fished out of a closet. 

4. "You're not supposed to be here!" a rough voice shouted in his ear as a calloused hand spun the Master around.

5. The Master had to admit that this hadn't been one of his better plans to gain immortality.

6. The Doctor was unceremoniously thrown into a very dark prison cell.

7. The TARDIS was surprisingly willing to let the Master hide away.

8. The Master liked storms.

9. He pulled his best friend along, eager to start their star gazing.

10. Despite the Brigadier's insistence of a sighting, the Master was nowhere in Milan.

11. "It's called Comiket," the Doctor told Tegan as they walked through the throng of people.

12. Sir Alistair Gordon Lethbridge-Stewart was retired and happily so.

13. The Doctor stared at the diagrams in front of him, trying not to think about everything that had just happened.

14. The Doctor squirmed helplessly as the Master's fingers deftly raced up his sides.

15. The Doctor clicked furiously at the web browser, growing increasingly frustrated with the stupid machine that refused to connect.

16. The Doctor wasn't quite sure how he'd ended up in Transylvania with the Master putting stakes through the hearts of the undead as they were chased through the dark, gritty streets.

17. The Doctor hadn't really been thinking when he decided to go to the ballet.

18. The Master wasn't generally prone to reminiscing.

19. The Doctor stood in the Brigadier's office with his hands on his hips, disdainfully expressing his doubts about the Brigadier's suggestions for the use of his time.

20. This really was a very compromising position for the Master to be in.

To sum up...  I apparently need to vary the sentence structure of my first lines more.  -_-;;;  What is it with me starting with random statements?  Ah, well.  I suppose I just need to pay more attention in the future.  Part of me wants to go in reverse and see what my oldest fics started with...  Ah, what the heck.  Why not?

1. Some people say that it’s better to have loved and lost, then never to have loved at all. I wouldn’t know though. At least, not in this lifetime.

2. She left me.  She left me alone!

3. Heero hesitated.

4. It was raining.

5. Five names.

6. It was a beautiful fall day when Shigure came to visit the main house.

7. Hello, my old friend.

8. The things you do for the one you love. (Quote from the Show)

That’s what I told him, that Christmas eve.

9. Today was special.

10. Fin sat on the window sill, looking out at the city.

11. Moody.

12. Toudaiji Miyako was crying.

13. Access Time had been trying, completely unsuccessfully, to start a conversation with Sinbad for the past thirty minutes.

14. Her eyes were only for that boy.

15. Kurogane poured the last of the alcohol they had bought from this dimension into his cup.

16. The young boy tugged on his grandfather's hand, trying to keep up with the older man's pace.

17. Watanuki Kimihiro despised a great many things.

18. Syaoran surveyed the lush jungle that surrounded them.

19. “Who’s idea was this?!” Watanuki Kimihiro growled at his partner/rival.

20.  The day had been a very bad one for Hisoka. (This one should actually be a lot higher up there, but I didn't post this fic on lj and forgot to figure out where it went time wise.  Yes, I still hate this fic...)

God, my first fic was so melodramatic, if those were the first lines.  And I apparently used to like really, really short first lines?  I'm not sure how I feel about that, actually.  Part of me wants to smack my old self and tell her not to use so many fragments.  The other part still likes fragments.  I'll say that this was an interesting exercise, if nothing else.