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So I'm cycling through fandoms really rapidly right now? Thinking about it, I seem to do this in reaction to dissatisfaction with the current big fandom of my life (SGA, Smallville, Teen Wolf, etc.). It's like taking a break from your SO and having a bunch of one night stands.

At one point, I basically did have a one night stand with SG1. I still ship Jack/Daniel so hard, you guys. I spent like four hours making ebooks. So much Biblio. So much whump.

Also, I triplemegaheart the AO3 now and forever, but I forgot how much I enjoyed some single fandom archives. Area 52 lets you filter out all of the first person POV fics! I want that option everywhere, all the time. And they let you filter to specific episode spoilers, which is obviously not widely feasible, but still pretty friggin' great.


I saw Rise of the Guardians while I was housesitting and it was a pretty good movie! So obviously I immediately went looking for porn.

There are two main pairings and one is about an undead amnesiac teenage-appearing frost sprite who's been isolated for three centuries and an evil golden-eyed British-sounding dude who feeds on fear and can control shadows and corrupted dreamsand in a way that can very much mimic tentacles. Also there is a tragic backstory (legendary warrior and general! lost child! corrupted/possessed by the very evil he fought, it's all very "he who fights monsters") and HE LITERALLY ASKS JACK TO RULE THE WORLD WITH HIM (WHAT GOES TOGETHER BETTER THAN COLD AND DARK?) BASED ON THEIR LEGIT CONNECTION OF BEING IGNORED/NEGLECTED/DISTRUSTED BY BASICALLY EVERYONE. The other pairing is the frost sprite and the last surviving Pooka, aka, giant humanoid bunny. So I ship the fuck out of Pitch/Jack (cold and dark!) and my xenokink enjoys Bunny/Jack. A+ small fandom, basically.

And now I'm having a Glee thing again? I just really love Kurt a lot, okay, and so I am currently reading a shit-ton of Kurt/anyone that isn't Blaine, PLEASE REC ME SOMETHING.

I just read like a 150,000 words of Kurt/Sebastian because the anti-Klaine tag is really attractive. I was going to reference the porridge analogy, but it turns out I never unprivated that entry, so it will be reproduced at the bottom of the post! Basically, I am VERY YES on Kurt/Puck and Kurt/Karofsky and okay, sure on Kurt/Adam and Kurt/Sebastian and Kurt/Starchild and LAST RESORT on Kurt/Blaine for several reasons, but one of the big ones is the perennial ship problem of me fangirling the hell out of one character and a lot of people fanning the hell out of the other character.

Appropriate segue is appropriate.

Fannish feels (mostly unpopular) circa July 2012 )


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I really want the AO3 to have a "download series" option. Because ~20,000 words spread over ten fics is just irritating.

I'm 39 stories into the Teen Wolf list. People need to write more fic so I can finish it. I am fishbowling so hard. Like, I've opened my in-case-of-emergency Teen Wolf longfic (I highly recommend keeping similar on your Kindle, btw) and tapped out four times this weekend. It's so long and the tags are so good, you guys, but the first word is literally "harken" and I cannot even deal with that stylistic choice. That is why it's the in-case-of-emergency fic. It's really, really yes, but at the same time, really, really NO.

Not gonna lie: I spend a significant amount of time after uploading new icons just staring at the expanded icons page and going MY TASTE IS AMAZING AND I WANT A COLLAGE OF THESE BEAUTIFUL MOTHERFUCKERS. Also, I have some very definite patterns in taste. It's kind of weird to be like, huh, I...really prefer close-up shots only after staring at a page where more than half of my 250 icons ARE CLOSE-UP SHOTS. Also enjoy: saturated colors and text only. Do not enjoy: animated icons or icons with many effects - I apparently feel the point should be made through your cropping and/or text, or not at all. Like, I save a lot of icons that don't fall along those lines? But those are apparently not the icons I end up using.

All I want to eat is IHOP, but IHOP is a cool 40 minutes away. Chickasha is a terrible town. Although it does make googling shit easier - there is only one. Anywhere.

Fucking store inventory. It is a once a year shitshow. We are missing $1200+ in jewelry that never leaves its locked case. For real, somebody's got sticky fingers. Also, I work six days next week. The money's good, but oh, chances of me flipping out on someone are high.

Relatedly, nothing makes you feel great about your life-choices like seeing an old news article about migrant workers and their slave-wages and seeing your ACTUAL FUCKING WAGES there. Legitimately, after five years and a "promotion", I make $9.00/hr.

I want season 3 of Lost Girl so baaaad, you guys. They are so good at ladies being friends and having adventures! Bo/Kenzi is my brotp forever, y'all. Like, if I want girls being friends as a major part of the storyline, it's mostly Lost Girl and Cougar Town and maaaybe Big Bang Theory (Penny and Amy? legit my favorite part of the show). Relatedly, I need the new season of Cougar Town.

I feel weird about Avengers fandom, in that I love Tony Stark THE MOST, HE IS MY BELOVED, and I could kind of give a shit about Steve Rogers? Which is not the way most of fandom seems to have come down on the issue. It's not the first fandom where that's happened to me (hi, Star Trek TOS! hi, DS9 and Naruto and HIMYM and and and), but it's still fucking weird. There's also some weirdness because I got deep into Avengers right after the first Iron Man movie and imprinted on a lot of comics stuff and apparently my head-canon is very definite about where comics-verse and movies-verse can blur and where they CANNOT. Basically? Movies-Tony and Extremis = NOOOOOO.

Only semi-relatedly, I really want movies-Asgard to end up in Oklahoma somehow because 1) that is fucking hilarious and 2) they might actually film some stuff in Oklahoma, which excites me because a) Oklahoma is actually really fucking pretty and does not really get credit for it and b) I could totally drive to see that.
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I did that 100 movies meme in 2011, but typing it up is kind of a pain in the ass, so! For now, I'll just share the 10 best movies I saw (for the first time) in 2011. Best movie I rewatched? Confidence, always.

10. Made in Dagenham - Really interesting! And there is not enough YES in the world for Rita's speech to Eddie.


08. What's Your Number? - It was a really fucking funny movie and I love Anna Faris and I really love the ending.

07. Scream 4 - Sidney Prescott is the MOST badass. Like, the twists kept me guessing, but it was all about Sidney for me.

06. 50/50 - I loved Adam and Kyle and Skeletor.

05. Footloose - Kenny Wormald, who plays Ren, is fucking AMAZING. The thing where he's dancing alone? FOR REAL MY FAVORITE PART OF THE MOVIE. HE WAS DANCING HIS FEELINGS AND IT WAS GREAT.

04. Fright Night - Clever protagonist + genuinely terrifying villain (who is also clever!) = A++. Also, the mom and the girlfriend ALSO got to be smart and awesome, which I enjoyed a lot. ...I maybe want some Charley/Amy/Peter fic (the thing at the end, in his apartment!).

03-02. Friends with Benefits and No Strings Attached - They're really similar movies, so I'm going to talk about them, together, alright?

Sexual honesty (little to the left, brush your teeth, etc.)! Playfulness! The leads are also attracted to other people! Families and issues thereof that had nothing to do with the characters' SOs! NSA was slightly more successful at building a wider world/more three-dimensional secondary characters, but FWB took that time to do an awesome "your issues don't mean you get to be a dick to/about me" thing, so. I really liked them both!

01. Lemonade Mouth - I honestly went into this movie with really low expectations, and then it was amazing and heartwarming and legitimately MADE ME CRY. IT IS THE MOVIE THAT GAVE ME ALL OF THE FEELINGS AND EVERYONE SHOULD WATCH IT AND WRITE FIC.
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Megamind: kind of GREAT. It was funny and even a little surprising and I would read the crap out of some Megamind/Roxanne or Megamind/Roxanne/Metroman. AND THE WAY MEGAMIND MISPRONOUNCES THINGS IS SO CLEARLY "I KNOW THE WORDS BECAUSE I READ THEM, BUT PEOPLE NEVER SAY THEM TO ME"; OH, MY HEART.

Igor: I was totally expecting pluckiness and bucking the establishment and adorable evil and then BAM! Pygmalion! I WAS TRICKED.


Oct. 19th, 2010 09:17 pm
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I am actually going to attempt it this year, which means I get to nom things!

Current (hopefully final - I can't take more brackets) nominations are:

The Inside (tv): Rebecca Locke! I just love her a lot, you guys. She is badass and competent and totally, totally crazy. Also, y'know, Rachel Nichols; I heart her (P2 just lost out to Kick Ass in the brackets).

Kick Ass (movie): Hit Girl is amazing (she totally thinks Batman is a pussy) and I'm pretty sure Mindy Macready/Sam Puckett is the best crossover OTP I have ever had.


P C Hodgell - Chronicles of the Kencyrath: Jame/Bane was my kinky OTP before I knew what kink or OTPs were. Violence! Bloodplay! Incest! IT COULD BE RELEVANT TO YOUR INTERESTS. Also, there's amnesia and apocalypses and philosophy and thieves and assassins and fealty and magic and it's all about a totally badass lady who's more comfortable fucking you up than talking about "feelings" (she fucks around with the existence of a god just to see if she can! I LOVE HER).

Painkiller Jane: The show is kind of terrible, but it has the bones of an awesome universe and then there is JANE. Jane is like Claire Petrelli, Max Guevara, and Sara Pezzini had a baby and she is AWESOME.

Wen Spencer - Ukiah Oregon series: Ukiah! But also Atticus! Atticus/Ru! Canonical OTP! And you know what's also canon? ALIEN SEX DRUGS MADE THEM DO IT. ROUGHLY. Oh yeah, and also, THEY FIGHT CRIME.

Man, I need to check for clean electronic copies of these books. EXPECT THEM TO APPEAR ON THE BOOK FILTER SHORTLY. They may not be pretty versions, but THEY WILL BE THERE.
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Who's working on the Kink Bingo fic for sleepy/unconscious? Because Roy/June would be AWESOME for that.

Spoilers. )
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I keep thinking about things I want to say and then thinking "I don't have enough to make a whole post" and screw that, so.

Does anybody watch Saving Grace? Because I would actually like to see it (shows are never set in Oklahoma!), but I have a problem: Holly Hunter is too white to be playing someone called Grace Hanadarko. I live near Anadarko and it gives me cognitive dissonance to hear the name/see a blonde. Does the character at least have some kind of Caddo heritage? Or did they just co-opt the name? Also, I am a little leary of their handling of the Murrah bombing, which is apparently an ongoing plotpoint.

I have a total kink for stories where everybody knows the canon's big secret (declassification of the Stargate Program, Sentinels-are-known AUs, etc.). The glimpses of a powerful, organized, and public Slayers and Watchers Council are a big part of why I love I Am What I Am so much. Unsung heroes getting fame and recognition = WOULD LIKE MORE FOREVER, PLEASE.

This is me.

I'm working on a mix. It's going to be called Go Into Your Emo-Corner: The Overidentification Mix and full of songs that I can't put on playlists because if they catch me in the wrong mood, they cause uncontrollable weeping or leave me screaming along because IT IS A SONG THAT SPEAKS TO MY SOUL. OR, Y'KNOW, MY EMO. WHICHEVER. Also, "get into your emo-corner!" is a line from a Transformers fic about Starscream emailing a domestic abuse center and it makes me laugh and laugh. Because domestic abuse isn't funny, but Starscream giving himself etchings because Megatron doesn't love him anymore and lets Soundwave badtouch him with tentacles is HILARIOUS.

Spoiler for Prince of Persia movie )

So [community profile] ladiesbigbang is going to be a one-off for me. Finding 150 stories that are a) awesome and b) at least 75% lady-focused is hard when I can't predict what fandoms I'm going to be into during the creation period. Like, if I could manage to revisit HP or bandom for more than a couple days at a time, this would be much easier, but fannish ennui is not really something you can arrange to suit a schedule. Working from backlog, I should be able to swing this round (I will be personally disappointed if I can't manage more than 150 just from backlog), but another round? Extremely unlikely.

I am terrible at answering comments and I'm sorry! I read them all and appreciate them and try to respond just might be getting that reply notification a few days/weeks after you've forgotten about the original post. There's a whole thing in my brain about how replies should be substantive and so I wibble around trying to meet an imaginary standard and it's, like I said, a whole Thing.

I am kind of burnt out on profic? Everything feels the saaaaaame.

Next year, fuck it, I will go to another state to attend a fandom con. The last couple scifi "fandom" cons have just not really done it for me. This last one was especially poorly run - panelists openly admitted to having no idea what the topic meant, panels had zero description anywhere so there was a lot of guesswork, panels ran completely off the rails ("Great Bubbas in Science Fiction" turned into "Trials and Tribulations of Running a Small Independent Press"...within the first ten minutes). The arguments for attending Oklahoma cons were always cost and the chance to meet people I could have regular meatspace interaction with and since the second's never worked out, I might as well say fuck it to the first and just start saving now.

I remain totally sad that more people don't watch/love Rollerball.It is a totally shitty movie with one of the most CATHARTIC ENDINGS OF ALL TIME. Like, Chris Klein and his character are basically incidental to the point of it, which is that if you push the common people too far, they will FUCK YOUR SHIT UP AND SET IT ON FIRE.

And thank you fandom, I am now totally likely to accidentally use the word "amazeballs" at work.

If I have to pretend to smile while one more jackass says "Don't mark that [bill], I just made it this morning! Hur, hur, hur!", I will CUT SOMEBODY. Also, if we check it, and your bill is counterfeit, we will not "take it up with the bank, 'cause that's where [you] got it!" We will take it up with the cops, because we are not detectives or investigators of any sort; we are a store, not the Secret Service.
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Guys, I actually enjoyed it from beginning to end! At no point did I want to cringe/hide under my seat! That NEVER happens!

Spoilers have nothing to do with the plot. )

Stay until after the credits! They run for-fucking-ever, but it's worth it!

Also, I totally called it: I came home starry-eyed and wanting slash. I'm so excited; I can read BA-fic now! (I am sorry, but I cannot slash Mr. T. Just, no.) I want BA/Face, and Face/Hannibal, and Murdock/unhealthy-relationship-with-his-chopper...OH MY GOD, I WANT MURDOCK/TRANSFORMER. Just one of the ones that can fly, I don't care which one! IT WOULD BE CRAZY/AMAZING.
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So I am reading some favorite-cliche stories (X goes back in time to save the ones they love!) and, confession: I ship Wesley/Illyria desperately. It was honestly the only storyline I gave a damn about in those final episodes, and the biggest reason I regretted the cancellation, because rumor had it they were actually going to go there. I cannot watch the "would you like me to lie to you now" scene without weeping, I ship it so hard. Her gaspy "my love, oh! my love" is so clearly an epiphany and it KILLS ME DEAD. Unf.

Joss Whedon is kind of an amazing bastard at getting me to fall in love with his characters' relationships.

So, the various ships (of many fandoms) that I LOVE, in no particular order )
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I just watched Race to Witch Mountain and guys. GUYS. Someone's writing Sara/Jack future-fic, right? I NEED IT.


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Mediocre-to-okay media things that have surprised me recently:

5ive Girls - Weird religious horror movie with lesbian schoolgirls = cheesy fun, right? But even though the main villain is very explicitly a Christian demon (Legion, aka the one Jesus banished), one of the girls isn't Christian and makes a protection circle by calling on her Goddess and it totally works. Surprising!

The Listener - Comparisons of telepathy to rape even though the telepath is the hero! And there's even a whole argument about how even though he, Toby, is a good person, that doesn't mean her argument is invalid. Also there is a thing about Toby's third foster home dad who never touched him, just thought about it every night, and how it was before Toby learned to block people out and "it was just a matter of time" and also Toby getting taken over by someone else's nightmare when he gets flashes of a girl's rape.

Death Angel - Romance novel where the hero is a sociopath (assassin, very little emotion, no personal connections other than business, no attachments to possessions) who's kind of interested in the heroine, but still honestly debating whether or not to just kill her (girl he kind of admires/sticking it to a guy who irritates him vs. 2 million dollars). There's some change when he watches her die in an accident he caused, but the big change in his thinking really only comes after he sees her alive again and perfectly okay and it seems to be equally composed of "she's a miracle" and "holy shit there's life after death what does this mean for me?". And he ends the book still absolutely willing to not just kill to protect her, but willing to commit cold-blooded, pre-emptive murder to protect her.
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I am totally in an emo have-I-read-everything-good-already? mood. So I'm going to blather at y'all for a while before I sulk off to re-read...something. I want to read Secrets, and HP & the Nightmare of Futures Past, and I Am What I Am, and Defender of the Night, and the Resurrection-verse, but I can already reel off whole sections of those from memory, so. I want something epic and ass-kicking and romantic and if there was non-permanent death, that would be ace, really.

So I am - obviously - not a hardcore shipper or anything (with two exceptions), but sometimes I think that just makes it harder when I dislike a pairing. Because I can look at it and be like, "I'd like to read it, I love that author and that is exactly the kind of ridiculous h/c premise I so love, but I cannot. My brain is willing, but the inner fangirl is in active revolt at the idea."

Sometimes I find a pairing genuinely creepy on its own merits (*cough*Harry/Ginny*cough*), but mostly I seem to hit a problem with the way I approach fandom, which is more difficult, because that is unlikely to change. I have to have someone to root for, apparently, because if it is a fandom for me? I have a favorite. I am there for the favorite, and the favorite only. I am usually ambivalent at best about pairings not involving the favorite, because I want the favorite to have all the boys and girls, basically. It's not a hard and fast rule - I am interested in basically all of the (main) BtVS characters, and I have a hierarchy of favorites in bandom (one for each band, but Brendon Urie trumps everybody) - but it's how I roll 90% of the time.

Like, Gerard is my favorite; my most-read Gerard pairing is with Frank. Therefore, in my head, Frank is with Gerard or Jamia or nobody; I have negative interest in anything else. Gerard can be with anybody, but my inner fangirl has put a little sign on Frank that says "reserved for Gerard and/or Jamia, since I am not quite crazy enough to ignore the awesome RL lady of his choice". The same thing with Pete: Patrick or Ashlee or nobody. Which means I don't get to read much Mikey fic, which is sad and actually what started this; I only got to read half of Discipline and Punish and that is an awesome series and looks really interesting and the Bob/Gerard was great and I totally ship it and I still cannot manage the Mikey/Frank half. Is very sad.

I am a little bitter about the Panic split because I'll read Brendon/Spencer, but what I really shipped (fictionally! I am not a tinhat!) was GSF and somehow, I don't think there'll be much more of that.

Early Hannah Howell novels feel a lot like fanfiction in places. Or internet original fiction, I suppose. There's just a vibe there, like she might secretly have written massive h/c epics under another name. Plus, her awesome hand-waving of things like women wearing underwear and men who think rape is wrong and people not trying to set psychics on fire; it's very "I know and acknowledge this isn't factually correct, but it's how I want to play it, just go with me". Although you know who should be a fangirl but almost certainly isn't? Bertrice Small. She totally loves worldbuilding and using actual historical figures (Jasmine totes has a love affair - with baby! - with actual-doomed Prince Hal) and h/c and slavefic (every other story ends up in a harem in Algiers) and she could really benefit from a good beta.

I totally want slash for RocknRolla; there is an actualfax gay hoodlum in actualfax love with his best friend/gangleader. There, I don't want to spoil it, it was too hilarious. Suffice to say, if it doesn't show up at Yuletide, I will be very sad.

Seriously. Nothing to read. Send recs.
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Because just like the movies, Die Hard fandom is ridiculous. Just. Go read this: Heroes Never Die (Except When They Do), my new favorite deathfic. John McClane dies the world's oldest badass.

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So The Hangover was interesting. It was funny, with so-funny-I-choked moments (oh my GOD, when they opened the trunk, I did an actual spit-take), but the whole plot was where the fuck is Doug? I'm too used to having plots and subplots! But Phil was fucking awesome. There was a surprising amount of male nudity (including full frontal). On the whole, thumbs up, would watch it again.
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No, really, that totally deserves capslock; this was the longest I've gone without a cat in my life (3 years). We are weird with pets? We seem to stagger them so that we always have at least one. But now there are two!

My kitten seems to have been named Fred the Killer. I got him from a customer while I was at work and one of the guys was making fun of the name he came with (Garfield) and talking about the ferocious names he should have. This is kind of hilarious because, y'all, he is the size of my hand. He is an orphan, so he is tiny and adorable and very, very clingy.

He is also the first of my birthday presents to myself. We're not really...big on birthdays. Dad'll give us/shell out a nice chunk of change, plus cards from a handful of relatives from Mom's side, but that's about it. There have been several years where I forgot it was my birthday.

So far my birthday plans are: day at a bookstore; nice meal out with one of my new books; finally give in and buy a copy of Rollerball, because I have now seen the end of that movie more than a dozen times. The rest of the movie is okay, I guess, but that last half hour is AMAZING. The soundtrack is perfect, the violence is actually disturbing, there is a cathartic riot, and there is something actually kind of interesting about all the killing. You know how in action movies, the hero kills everyone who gets in his way? He's aiming for the Big Bad and he'll kill any minions that get between them, while a lot of other minions flee in terror. Here? The good guys chase down and brutally murder anyone working for that guy. Sometimes with their bare hands. I can't quite articulate what I think about that, but it's interesting.

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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 [ profile] m_mcgregor and [ 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 )

Share Time!

Apr. 6th, 2009 07:21 pm
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Normally this would be an SIC post, but that would involve googling French and I don't want to.

Bandom, Harry Potter, bandom, television, fandom, bandom, books, Queer As Folk, Harry Potter, bandom, Harry Potter... )

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Fic for Knockaround Guys. I am reading bandom mob/gangster AUs and I keep thinking "Knockaround Guys has the real mob".

The main character isn't as pretty as Gerard Way, but he's still awesome. Matty's daddy is a made man, big time, but all Matty wants to do is sports reporting! But no one will hire the son of a mobster. And then there are shenanigans with one of Matty's friends (played by Seth Green) and a fuckload of money. So he, his best friend/boyfriend/bodyguard Taylor (played by Vin Diesil), and another friend go to bail him out of it and there are corrupt cops who end kicking the shit out of Matty and driving Taylor into a kind of hilarious protective rage. Plots and counterplots and blah blah blah. Matty's friends end up dead except for Taylor, who gets shot but lives, and Matty has to kill someone he's known since he was a kid. So he and Taylor ride off into the sunset together. No, REALLY. It's pretty fantastic.

I need fic, but there is hardly any! And most of it is...not good. *sadface*
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Dude, how did I not know that the Small Fandom Big Bang featured Die Hard? And Psych! Plus, there are no stories yet, but there is a section for Vor fic!

This trend is awesome, please to be continuing it, kthx.
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Okay! For those of you who weren't here last time, every little while I do a big post of all my random notes and observations. There's fic notes, fannish ponderings, RL stuff, grammar bitching, I think it, it's here. And normally I sort it by subject, but this go 'round, it's all chronological and mostly unedited. It'll date from last February to yesterday. Oh, and if there's a fic I mention that interests you, I'll do my best to hunt up a link upon request.

Nitpicking Isn't a Hobby, It's a Lifestyle )
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And y'all, I need me some crossovers. Agent 47 is AWESOME and hot and badass and also? Pretty blatant tattoo fetish. So of course, I immediately went to a Michael Burrows/47 place. Or 47/Rusty Ryan!

But mostly, those clips of Dark Angel at the beginning gave me a yen for Zack/47. Max/47 or Alec/47 if you really want, but I think Zack's pragmatism'd work best.

In other news, I have been gorging myself on Torchwood fic. I'm kind of in love.
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Dude, they're making a movie about Tristan and Isolde (or, as they're sometimes known, Tristram and Iseult). That's old-school. Ooh! I wonder if they're going to keep the love potion and the tragic death?

The movie Mindhunters? Is clever. It tricks you, and then it tricks you again, and then, just when you think you know what's going on? Tricks you some more.

Also, there are meat puppets. Meat. Puppets.

I would pay money for an AU where it was all a giant, giant mindfuck. Although I am unsure as to how that would work re: the nitrogen and acid deaths.
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I can't quit.

And it makes me sad. Because in the last few days, I have gained four new fandoms.

And to my knowledge, two of them have no fic at all.

Which is sad, 'cause one's a horrible borderline-zombie movie, and the other is a caper-flick with Ryan Reynolds as part of the OT3 of Theoretical Master Thievery. And David Hewlett plays a bit part!

Ryan Reynolds! He picks locks and is a chem-nerd! And his girlfriend is a pickpocket with mad acrobatic skillz! And his boyfriend is a slightly morally ambiguous geek with mad acting skillz! Together, they plan crime!

See, this'd be a perfect yuletide request if, 1) it wasn't too late, and 2) I'd been eligible in the first place.

The other two, if you're curious, are Dawn of the Dead and Blade: Trinity. Both of which've got me reading het and liking it.

Oh, wait, I lie. It's five fandoms.

'Cause I could really go for some Riley/Charlie/actually-kinda-badass-hooker-whose-name-I-can't-remember. Or some Riley/Cholo. Land of the Dead.

Sonovabitch, six. Some OT3 fic from Day of the Dead (original 1985 version) would not be amiss. Or just some slash with the alcoholic techie and the mellow pilot.

I told you, zombie movies! All weekend! Zombie and caper and vampire movies. And if there exists anywhere a caper movie with zombies and/or vampires, my heart will explode with love.
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This song is bizarrely cheerful.

NOTE TO SELF: Buy some bleach and clean the bathroom. Also, if you could actually remember to grab that extra vacuum next time you're home, that'd be great. Because the floor is gross.

Anyway. Thanksgiving.

Went well for me. For one thing, I got there on time, unlike some people I could name, who, by the way, do not seem to properly appreciate the fact that their best friend gave them the wake up call they asked for at a quarter to three in the morning. Just by the by.

The thing is, I love my family. No, more, I like them. They're smart and quirky and snarky and I heart them. I enjoy spending time with them.

Also, these are people who have their priorities in order. We had four side dishes and eight desserts. Eight kinds of dessert. And, y'know, you guys may mock me for my love of pie. My family may mock me for my love of pie. But we still ended up with FIVE KINDS OF PIE at Thanksgiving dinner.

Apple and pumpkin and coconut and peanut butter and OMG, PINEAPPLE.

And then there was OMG, BLACKBERRY WINE CAKE (which has, btw, totally become my signature dessert, to the point where, as a matter of course, I get the lion's share of the leftovers) and this peanut butter/caramel cheesecake which I didn't actually eat any of (things kind of petered out early this year; I didn't get a chance to hit my second wind) and then, finally, Fantastic Dessert. Which, for those of you not in the know, is a thickly layered dessert of whipped cream, cream cheese, and chocolate pudding, atop a pecan-studded crust.

And we had a new hit hor d'oeuvres this year. Know what it was?

Tiny sausages, wrapped in bacon, and dipped in a brown sugar sauce. Jesus, those were good.

And after the eating - okay, after most of them were done eating and Amber and I were still working on our dessert plates - we sat around talking and Richard and I freaked Cody, the newest edition to the family, out with tales of our lesbian grandmothers and our crazy, crazy, OMG!crazy mother. Cody, my cousin Jesse's husband, is in the Army and younger than me, which freaked me right out when I heard. He's homophobic, racist, and sexist, but damn that boy makes a killer pie.

Oh, yeah. About my hopes for my own personal pie. I didn't get a pie.

I GOT TWO! My family = best ever. I got a pineapple pie and a peanut butter pie.

And we played Cranium: Family Fun Edition and god, I kinda suck. I couldn't for the life of me think of a zoo animal beginning with r. My guess? Rantelope. Because I am dumb. And I don't do well with time limits. Also, I cannot draw a monkey and should never ever try again.

On the plus side, I got to use the tiny amount of clay to sculpt something that would make Amber guess "belly button". I decided the best way to do that would be to sculpt a really well-endowed torso. Because obviously, the boobs would let her know it was a torso. Yeah, not so much. Aunt Deanna got it! And then I finished carving out the belly button with my pinky nail and when she still didn't get it, I had to use the really tiny amount of clay I had to left to make some half-assed legs. Then she got it and we won. So yay, me.

I then spent two-and-a-half, three days, watching TV. Much of that was spent on zombie movies. And a couple caper movies. And the really, really, horribly bad cheesy sci-fi film (SFC's Saturday night movie! Angry Iraqis conjure up an ancient monster! There is the obligatory Stupid Reporter and her much smarter sidekick, Cameraman!).

Anyway, there will be more about those at another time. Also later to come: video game woes and bitching about fat jokes.

Currently, I'm feeling really stalker-y, as I've just read a year-and-a-half's worth of Gale's journal. And now I'm off to read more, because she's the one who clued me onto the Stoic Zombie OTP and I'm hoping for fic.