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Ugh, Jim Kirk, I LOVE HIS FACE. I want him to get ALL the officers! ...Except Pike. Pike is Number One's.

But sadly, I can't actually remember what Trek fic I've read and what I haven't, because I ran through several hundred stories the first two months I was in that fandom and then dropped it for a new shiny, and it's really just a blur of MIND MELDS-ALLERGIES-TARSUS-ANGST-SEX-DUDE-BRO SHENANIGANS-OT3-LINGUISTICS GEEKERY-YAAAAAAY.
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I have been making a lot of tiny private posts lately, because there's stuff I want to say, but I only think of it when I'm too tired/busy reading fic/whatever to even bother capitalising shit. So! Have some thoughts:

  • I want a million stories about the logistics of superheroing (where "logistics" is anything from "all those nifty gadgets + secret identities = patents???" to "cop's-eye-view of the goddamn Batman, aka, every defense attorney's wet dream come true").

  • GUYS I WANT AROMANTIC NOT ASEXUAL KIRK WHERE SOMEBODY MAKES A SLUT-SHAMING JOKE AND HE GOES OFF ON THEM ABOUT IDIC AND RESPECTING DIFFERENCE AND HYPOCRISY, OMG I WANT IT SO MUCH.

  • The combination of this icon and this pairing has now made me really want some Lily/girl!Remus. IT WOULD BE LOVELY. Instead of the Marauders, Remus has Lily to suss out his secret and be fiercely protective and there's never any trick sixth year and what with being in love with a girl, Lily never picks a douchebag bully over Snape (you know his pride would totally take it as less a rejection than as a "if I liked dudes, MAYBE!")and BASICALLY EVERYONE LIVES HAPPILY EVER AFTER IF REMUS HAS NO PENIS.

  • Sometimes you just have to look at your own squicks and laugh because dude, slashing within the Batfamily skeeves me more than actualfax incest, what is that.

  • For some reason I am convinced that while Sherlock and Patrick Jane would hate each other, Sherlock and Shawn Spencer would find each other FASCINATING.

  • Weird little tic of mine: I need girl!Dean to be named Deanna, not Dena or Diana, because Deanna is the feminine of Dean. As in, my RL Aunt Deanna is named for my Grandpa Dean. There are just certain things that are basic knowledge to you and you can't stand when someone gets it wrong (for values of "wrong") and this is one of those things for me. Also, common-law marriage and the security features of US currency. Both of which were gotten WRONG WRONG WRONG on TV shows recently. Dear Psych: There are only twelve states where common-law marriage is still legal. CALIFORNIA IS NOT ONE OF THEM.

  • I want a story about Sarah and Kyle, but mostly Sarah, called "always a widow, never a bride" because she was a kid, a kid who fell in love with a handsome soldier and then he died before she ever had a chance to grow out of that first flush of crazy-epic-in-love and grow into loving him; she went straight from the honeymoon to funeral, basically. Kyle died and all her possibilites went with him; she was never going to have more than the child he left her, the child who would become the savior of all mankind and how do you deal with that at eighteen? Alone and pregnant and knowing that this kid is all you'll ever have and this, having him and raising him and letting him go (because it's John Connor saves the world, not John Connor succeeds Sarah Connor in saving the world, and you'd never leave him alone with that if you had a choice, but don't think too hard about how it happens because you've miles to go yet, and no luxury to pace yourself to a finish line - this has to be a sprint that lasts for decades if he's going to make it), this is all that you'll be remembered for. There is nothing you do, nothing you are, that is important to the world except for this separate person kicking in your belly, just egg becomes embryo becomes child becomes humanity's last hope, and you just a vessel, like Mary, your whole life's work waiting in you since birth and completed at nineteen when they hand you that squalling red thing you're going to die for, some day.

  • Oh my GOD, how much do I want Inception fic involving a trans character whose appearance in the dreamspace just organically represents their gender identity instead of their physical reality? Not a forgery, just an actual representation of self. Or, oh, oh! A fic about how Eames is the best at what he does partially because he's genderqueer - most people can forge themselves into different appearances, but sexswap/genderswap (I would totally use sexswap, but who says a forgery is only skindeep? Maybe it is closer to genderswap.) reads as a much bigger "change" to the dreamworld and often ends in death-by-projection, while Eames feels that whatever body he's wearing is as true as the one he was born wearing.

  • XANDER HARRIS/SLAYERS = OTP FOREVEEEEEER, OH MY GOD. Like, it feels a little weird that my one true doesn't even involve specific people, but it's just, my Xander's a mostly-straight dude who met a cute girl when he was a teenager and ended up devoting himself to a whole group of hot female superheroes, as friend and lover and protector and support staff and Watcher, and now they're part of his identity, his girls, whether he's in love with Buffy or marrying Faith or just roaming around the country with one (or more!) of the baby Slayers, fighting evil and cracking bad jokes.
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I have the next two days off, which WOULD be awesome, except I am currently rocking the I DON'T WANNA, I HATE EVERYTHING mindset. Blargh.

I NEED ANGSTY DELICIOUS IDFIC. I AM STARTING WITH ATLAS. WHO KNOWS WHERE I SHALL END UP.

ETA: Also, FYI, I will be mostly offline Thu - Mon. Housesitting for my mom, who has no computer, let alone Internet, and I have 2 desktops, 0 laptops/mobile devices of any kind.
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It is still not my preference but HOLY GOD, that was some incredible porn! D/s & poly & toys & spanking & FUCKING EACH OTHER VIA FUCKING OTHER PEOPLE, I love that when it's done right AND IT HAS NEVER BEEN DONE SO RIGHT IN ALL THE INTERNETS.

Anyway. A few awesome fics does not change my hierarchy of preferred Trek pairings. (It goes Kirk/Spock > Kirk/Uhura > Kirk/Spock/Uhura > (Kirk/Gaila OR Kirk/McCoy) > Kirk/Sulu > Gaila/awesomeness > Kirk/poly combinations of aforementioned > Gaila/Uhura > everybody else.)

BUT I am trying to make the Kirk list no more than half K/S, so...rec me something? Preferably something long and kickass?
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  • So, that filthy Royal Pains story of my heart I mentioned but never really expanded on? Femdom, Divya/Evan?

    Weirdly for me, I'm not even picturing bondage or s&m, more humiliation and orgasm denial and seriously, Evan kneeling while Divya stands behind him, fists her hand in his hair and pulls his head to the side, and whispers in his ear about what a filthy slut he is? HOT. Plus, furtive secret relationship + Divya is of course flawless at pretending nothing's happened, so sometimes Evan wonders if he's losing his mind AND THEN there's that exhibitionism thing I talked about before. Also, the line "So all those insults, that was you HITTING on me?" is HILARIOUS to me.

  • Kurt Hummel vid to Garbage's Cherry Lips. It NEEDS to exist.

  • So I have read the girl!Kirk/Spock and Kirk/girl!Spock and I think even girl!Kirk/girl!Spock. BUT WHERE is my girl!Kirk/girl!Spock/boy!Uhura? IT WOULD BE AMAZING. I DON'T EVEN CARE IF THEY'VE JUST BEEN RANDOMLY GENDERSWAPPED ON A MISSION; I AM NOT ASHAMED TO ADMIT THAT I MOSTLY JUST WANT TO READ THAT PORN.

  • Speaking of things that NEED TO EXIST, SOMEWHERE, where's my massive HP AU where Remus turned Snape into a werewolf that night and there are shenanigans and angst and bonding and RL/SS or maybe RL/SS/SB? Guys, I have a total werewolfy-mating-bond kink anyway, you throw in teenage idiot wizards, hatesex, and poly, and IT IS LIKE MY FIC-KRYPTONITE.

  • I also need to read multitudes of fic about Sam Puckett: Badass. She is totally little-black-dress material! Bam, suddenly Special Agent Veronica Mars gets a new partner; Veronica stepped on a few toes and Sam's kicked a few too many asses and they're each other's last chance! Bam, the Scoobies hear rumors about a girl kicking demon ass and go looking for their latest baby Slayer and discover Sam needed no supernatural upgrade! Bam, HIT GIRL'S FIRST CRUSH IS JUST THIS TINY WEBSHOW CHICK AND DAVE THINKS IT'S HILARIOUS...UNTIL HE SEES SAM IN A FIGHT; THEN HE THINKS THEY ARE TOTALLY MFEO, and also that, for his own safety, Marty's getting knocked unconscious if he even looks like he's going to make a joke about teenage lesbians.

  • This was totally going to be a post about the things in fandom that are making me squee/rage right now, but that is totally going to have to happen another time. I need to go look for Hit Girl fic right now.
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BUT I MOSTLY DO NOT CARE, BECAUSE I HAVE WANTED A TARSUS IV REC LIST SINCE I FIRST WIKI'D THE DAMN PLANET.

No, really, I feel actual shame for this? Because um, it should be srs bzns and not a fic kink. But Tarsus IV is basically the angstiest backstory anyone has ever had in a mainstream Western fandom. Adolescent Jim Kirk was staying with relatives on the colony Tarsus IV, population 8,000. Then a fungus killed the crops and the colonial governor decided to kill half the colonists so that half might live to see the relief ships arrive with more food - aaaand then he used his personal theory of eugenics to decide who lived and who died. We don't have a lot of details! But Kirk? One of only nine survivors who saw Kodos's face.

So there are a bunch of stories where Kodos took Kirk as a protege (with optional bad-touching) or where Kirk was a survivor on the run or a captured rebel or a very pretty boy trading sex for food and I am over here all OM NOM NOM DELICIOUS ANGST. What piles of dead babies, give me more of Kirk's manpain! (I am a terrible human being.)

Also, "Tarsus gave Kirk food issues" = the only eating disorder fic I have ever liked, true story.
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So I am flailing around Trek again, and wow, I cannot wait for the next movie; Reboot fandom's output is way down compared to just a few months ago. Like, I've bookmarked a bunch of WiPs that haven't seen action since August/September. Thumbs doooown.

OK, and I'm also sad because I am having Thoughts that I can't articulate properly. Much elided, but: Reboot Kirk/Spock Prime creeps me out not because of the details (particular characters involved, Spock being "old and gross" or whatever, which, dude, Leonard Nimoy, don't lie, you totally would), but because that situation is TOTALLY FUCKING CREEPY. Replacing a dead/missing loved one with someone physically identical is creepy, "it shows up in horror movies" kind of creepy.

Because hi, YOU ARE NOT YOUR BASE CODE. Kirk Prime and Reboot Kirk share the same base code, but they are no more the same person than LJ and DW are the same service. Kirk Prime ~ Reboot Kirk = Mirror Kirk ~ Kirk Prime.

And I've got a whole flailing thing about the differences and why I find Reboot-verse 5,000 times more interesting than Prime and why I'd describe Kirk Prime as "pimptastic" but Reboot Kirk as "slutty" (not to judge! just as shorthand for different vibes/styles of sexual conduct) and then it devolved into a whole tangential rant about portraying "binary sexuality" attitudes in fic set centuries in the future - especially in a Federation of "infinite diversity in infinite combination" - when it's an attitude losing ground now, and and and.
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STAR TREK RENAISSANCE.

Kiiiiiiiiiiiirk, ILU. Like, Spock fangirls, I totally can see it, but rilly, for me, it is all about Kirk's manpain and cockiness and absolutely unashamed sexuality and his stupid faaaaaaaace, OMG.

I do not have TIME for this, okay, BUT THE HEART WANTS WHAT THE HEART WANTS. And my heart wants a million stories about Kirk saving the universe and getting punched in the face and also Spock and/or Uhura topping the hell out of him.
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Upon reflection, I am SHOCKED at the lack of Kirk's "hilarious" Pon Farr-as-PMS jokes in my NuTrek reading thus far.
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KIRK IS A MOM. IT IS THE BEST THING THAT HAS EVER HAPPENED IN ANY STAR TREK FANDOM, EVER. IT CANNOT BE DENIED.

So Wise We Grow, Kirk/Spock, Reboot, 81,000 words of AWESOME.

Pike looks up at him and says, seriously, “I’m hurt, Kirk.”

Jim stops dead. “What’s wrong, sir?”

“I mean, emotionally.”

“Uh, I’m sorry?” Jim replies, not sure what’s going on.

“You should be,” Pike tells him severely. “I know I’m not your father – no one ever could be.”

“That’s true, sir.”

“But I don’t think it’s too much for me to say that I’m the closest thing
to a father that you’ve got in this world.”

Jim gives that some thought, and says, “I guess that’s probably true, too, sir…”

“And so I’m hurt, I’m really hurt. Bad enough that you didn’t ask me to give you away… but I wasn’t even invited?”

Silence settles, and stretches.

“You bastard,” Jim breathes.

“Especially since I was the one who made this all happen for you,” Pike continues blithely, as if Jim hadn’t said anything. “I have to admit, being an admiral’s not as much fun as I thought it would be – I’m thinking of setting up shop as a matchmaker full-time, since my first set-up was such a success.”

“If you think I won’t hit a man in a wheelchair, you are gravely mistaken,” Jim says seriously.

“I know Spock thought I was crazy, making you his first officer, but I could see even then that you two had chemistry. Granted, I didn’t know it was
this kind of chemistry—”

“I can make it look like an accident,” Jim threatens, “no one will ever know.”

“I’m sure it was a lovely ceremony; I can’t imagine you wore white, of course – that’s stretching the bounds of symbolism pretty far – but your Starfleet uniform is better anyway, it’ll remind you of how you met—”

“Why does everyone think I’m the wife?!” Jim yells, at the end of his rope.

“Do you really want me to answer that, son?” Pike asks, eyes twinkling with a disturbing light.

“I’m the captain,” Jim whines.

“That you are,” Pike agrees, nodding solemnly. “Captain James Tiberius Mrs. Spock.”

“I’m so telling Spock about this,” Jim vows, and Pike nods again, smiling.


Okay, and if you haven't already clicked the hell over there, you would probably appreciate a more...cogent plot summary. The closest I'm going to get without the flailing starting all over again: Spock, for reasons of crazy Vulcan culture, takes in T'Pring's orphaned son. Kirk offers to be platonic co-parent. AND THEN THE AWESOME GOES TO ELEVEN AND THERE'S PINING AND SAREK IS AMAZING AND. Um. Sorry. Go read it?

More Trek

Jun. 24th, 2009 10:33 pm
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'Nother Trek list, There's a Hell of a Universe Out There, Let's Go. The one Kirk/Uhura is really mostly gen, but there's het UST, so. It's getting harder to bang those out! There are fewer stories on the newsletter this week, plus, I could no longer resist the big bangs. I LOVE the big bangs! I'm currently reading the ones for bandom, J2/SPN, and Torchwood.

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So. Possibly my two favorite Reboot fics from the last few days of reading both feature creepy bad-touch!Nero. Possibly I have been stalking [livejournal.com profile] eneiryu's journal for more. Possibly I want twenty more stories on that theme right now.

The pain you wake to is not yours - Nero/Kirk, Kirk/Spock. Nero doesn't need to destoy Earth.

we are who we were never supposed to be - Nero/Kirk, Kirk/Spock, Kirk/Bones, WiP. Winona's shuttle didn't get far.

Relatedly, I've been thinking about Reboot ships. I love Kirk bestest, so I don't partiularly care to read stories he's not in (I make an exception for Gaila fic, because she's awesome), but there are some pairings that I just...don't want to deal with, even as secondary pairings. The biggest one is Spock/Uhura, which, suck to be me. One, I have as much interest reading Spock with people who aren't Kirk as I did reading John with people who weren't Rodney (that is to say, zero). Two, instructor/student is a big obstacle for me. It's one of the biggest reasons I'll never really dig Harry/Snape as a pairing. It's a big enough problem that I won't even read AUs with those kind of shenanigans.

But apparently, I think Kirk/Uhura is awesome? I don't know, I was totally tricked. I'm not sure how, but the first story I read was all hot and playful and fulfilling each other's fantasies (Kirk in a dress! Uhura, commando, in trousers!) and now that version of them is burned into my brain.

Kirk/McCoy is honestly more a pairing of opportunity for me. There's a lot of it, some written by authors I love, and y'all seem to dig it, so why not? I'm not opposed; I'm just also not enthusiastic. Specific stories do totally sell me, though, it's just not translating to the bigger picture.

I'm kind of doomed to ship Kirk/Spock? It's the original OTP, guys. I pick up a lot through fannish osmosis, and this is apparently part of that. Also, ha, I totally figured out why Original Recipe never really clicked as one of my fandoms. A lot of those girls were All About Spock, while I am All About Kirk.

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...I'm thinking about joining the K/S Fanzine Library. Just so I can read "The Price" and "Courts of Honor". Because if something is remembered that well (and apparently known as a "fannish masterpiece"?) after more than 20 years? I HAVE to read it.

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We Shall Not Cease From Exploration, more Trek fic - gen, het (including Kirk/Uhura, because I cannot resist Kirk in a minidress), Kirk/McCoy, Kirk/Spock, and Kirk/Spock/Uhura. There are even a whole four stories that don't have Kirk onscreen at all!

He is so very much my favorite, y'all. Smart + slutty + troublemaking + whumpable = I was never going to be able to resist him.

ETA: And now But What If..., sf/f fandoms.

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So I totally thought I could bang this out before work, but it turns out, no. Only ten minutes short, dammit! But, here's a bunch of Reboot fic for those of you not on the clock today.

60+ Star Trek: Reboot fics - now with more het! )

Trek!

May. 26th, 2009 11:23 pm
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Guys, this song is super addictive. Anyway!

I just posted a list of New Trek recs, Everything Old Is New Again (actually containing 59 stories, because apparently series are going to a Thing here). Lots of gen and Kirk/Spock, of course, but also Kik/Bones, Kirk/Spock/Bones, and Kirk/Spock/Uhura. And one, Precious Things, that's populated almost entirely by OCs actually made me tear up. This fandom is so, so awesome, y'all.

Aaaand the five (seven) fics that didn't quite make the cut:

The Press of Duty and Pressing the Point (gen) [Star Trek: Reboot]
Through the Glass Darkly and The Stars Dissolve (Kirk/Spock) [Star Trek: Reboot]
Potential, In Retrospect (Kirk/Spock) [Star Trek: Reboot]
Twenty-Six (gen) [Star Trek: Reboot]
Long Day (gen) [Star Trek: Reboot]

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How is there so much awesome nuTrek fic already? Also, everyone is apparently just picking the name they like best, so I'm calling it "Star Trek: Reboot" in my recs (it's a franchise, not just a movie, and I don't want the headache of editing later). And yes, there will be recs. There will, in fact, be a list out tonight or tomorrow, depending on when I finish the coding.

And I love K/S and all, but guys, I NEED more K/S/U, it is AMAZING. New favorite! Favorite ship; Kirk will always be my favorite character for this particular crew.

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It would, in fact, be the second time someone used that theme. But no, this is a just a new-and-we'll-call-it-improved version of my TBP post.

04/15 - I will be ETAing this pretty much continually tonight, so, heads up.

04/15 (2) - What the hell, I haven't even finished my current junk file, let alone started on my actual recs folder.

04/16 - But wait! There's more!...Some of it from nearly three years ago. I fail so hard.

04/21 - Added: small fandoms, Sentinel, Trek, Torchwood, Heroes.

04/21 (2) - Oh fandom, how have I come to this? Reccing post-snuff Jack/Ianto - only in fucking Torchwood, I swear to god. Oh, you could do it in HL, but I bet no one ever did. Well, unless Kronos was involved, because that was some fucked-up shit. Anyway! Current mood: HORRIFIED.

05/30 - This shit is RIDICULOUS. I am never going to manage to get rid of this post. Stupid rules about themes. Which I'm apparently going to hold myself to even though no one would care.

07/13 - I ship Xander/Buffy so hard, you guys, but the fic is just...not awesome. Well, excepting [livejournal.com profile] m_mcgregor and [livejournal.com profile] lwbush. Actually, the only real ships I have for Xander are Xander/Buffy, Xander/Faith, and Xander/Buffy/Faith. Hi there, not-so-secret Xander/slayers kink! Confession: TOS is practically my least favorite of the Treks (is Enterprise anyone's favorite?). DS9 was my first Trek, back when I was wee and watching with my dad, plus, BASHIR, I love him, so slashy and fucked-up and socially retarded. And TNG has my favorite captain. Reboot is the new beloved, obvs (KIIIIIRK).

But I have been having ennui, guys. It's like last week was the week canon punched fandom in the face, what with Panic and That Other Thing, You Know the One, and it's just hard to be super-enthusiastic in the wake of that. I just want to curl in and read comforty epics; well, that and prompt people to wite the bandom h/c fics of my HEART. I am trying to think of a way to finagle Brendon Urie/Travis McCoy/Katy Perry (I already asked for Brendon/Ashlee/Pete with Bronx adorableness). So I thought, hey! I'm unlikely to add tons to the rec folder in the next few days, perfect time to update this bitch. Also, also, three things people do that I motherfucking hate: not cleaning up the html in their links so I go straight to "leave a comment" or "format=light" or whatever, misuse/ignorance of page titles/subject lines, motherfucking hard-coded fonts jesus fucking christ, because 12-pt Comedic Sans MS for 15 pages is torture.

The Evolving List of Stories I Mean to Rec, Someday )