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This year has been kind of ridiculous for managing anything fannish whatsoever past that tiny bit of Homestuck fan art. And no, tumblr did not eat me - I haven't been updating there, either. /o\

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Some vague life update stuff:

-I took a class and maybe now I will have a new career! It is an exciting possibility, and I am looking forward to change.

-My health has continued to be weird, but I promise I will update y'all if I ever get answers past, "Do this new thing, and then come back to give us more blood to test. [rinse, repeat.]" On the plus side, even if we never figure it out, at worst I'll be stuck with discomfort and/or inconvenience only occasionally. Yay?

-My mum is finally recovering from her major surgery! This is pretty neat, as it means she can finally leave the house for short periods without my following after her like an overly concerned mama hen worried her baby chick's going to trip and need to go back to the hospital for more surgery. Also, my mum finally gets her dog back, even if he must now adjust to the weirdness of coming to me for all his needs.

-I finally have my main computer back! It took a great deal of effort not to cling to and cuddle it, crooning softly, "Never leave me," and generally act like a total creeper to a piece of hardware. There is just something about one's main desktop that cannot be replaced.

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Some fannish stuff:

-I am totally failing at doing a NYR for my original Yuletide assignment and am resigned to just never finishing this story. Do any of y'all have a story prompt you saw (all those months ago) and secretly thought, "I hope Tuesday is assigned *that*"? Or maybe you want to take this opportunity to scrawl through that huge, awesome spreadsheet and convince me to write [insert fandom here]? Seriously, I am no good with spreadsheets and am just making sad, desperate faces at google docs and hoping someone will swoop in to save me.

-I seriously wavered over whether to do Five Days of Tuesday this year (obviously that did not happen) and realized I have tons of near-finished short fic. Unfortunately, a lot of it is on other computers. Is there anyone out there still interested in A-Team fic who'd be willing to handhold me through actually finishing the last few hundred words?

-I promise I'll eventually finish that Avengers Valdemar AU. A year late, maybe, but it will happen.

-Is there good Downton Abbey fic? I'm partway through S2 and am curious. It seems like a hard fandom to write in, but the world is full of wonders and wonderful writers.

-I'm finding that I'm somewhat pining for my time in SPN fandom. I have little interest in catching up in the show right now, and I can't bring myself to work on anything in that wip folder, but most of my personal experiences with it were pretty great and the people well worth missing. ♥

-Homestuck: is anyone caught up with this and willing to answer a couple questions for me? I briefly stopped reading and am still uncertain whether I want to get back to it sooner or much, much later.
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While I have been terrible at finishing fic lately, I did finally look into those media recs I asked for a while back. I gave Homestuck another try, and once I hit Act Two, it was smooth sailing. I'm currently somewhere in Act Five Part Two, and I have discovered one major problem: already I want to read all the fic and I am not even caught up yet.

So! Homestuck fen: this is your chance to sway me to your fandom. Give me recs of fan art and fic and whatever else there might be, and I might (read: will probably) double down on this fandom. Especially if those recs involve Kanaya/Rose, Karkat/John, and any sort of Terezi presence. Like. I love all the humans and their adorkable little faces, but I finally understand what everyone was talking about when they said to wait for the story's spotlight to shine on the trolls.

I mean, okay, I have a few problems with things that come up in the story here and there (it would not be MSPA if I did not), but man. I feel like this fandom and I could possibly have a beautiful relationship.

What I am saying here is: enable meeeeeeee.
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I am considering the possibility of going, because sometimes it is good for me to get out of my routine in a place that is familiar and full of joy. That there is no wait list has been a major, major temptation for a while now. My only problem is that I am probably too full of anxiety to make a post to the comm asking if anyone has any space in their room open for another roommate.

Thus: do any of you? Do you know anyone who does whom you can vouch for not secretly being an axe murderer?

I'm still going back and forth over the whole thing, but my decision would be easier if I knew I didn't have to pay the full cost of a hotel room on my lonesome.

(Okay, there is a second problem of not having covered last year's gambling debts, but I'm sure any day now I will get on that. . . . Any day now.)
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10 Simple Google Search Tricks: "2. Use Google as a spelling aid" reminds me of what I thought was an xkcd comic, but I can't seem to find it again.

[community profile] month_of_june "is a community for stories, vids, meta, recs, or other works about the character of June on White Collar. Participants will pick one day from June 1 to June 30 to post their work." Eee, June!

via [personal profile] heathershaped: Matt Smith wrote fic to better understand the Doctor: How adorable is he? Seriously!

[community profile] hardmode, a gaming fandom big bang looking for stories of 10,000+ words has sign-ups open now through May 3rd.

[community profile] dragondome is a How to Train Your Dragon comm! This makes me happy.

[community profile] episodic_supernatural "is for all your Supernatural episode related stories, missing scenes and episode tags." Someone please remind me that as tempting as this comm's existence makes it, I really don't need to keep writing an episode tag every week.

Today's astronomy photo of the day is Mercury and Venus Over Paris and is absolutely gorgeous.

I don't really follow celebrity Twitters, but I thought some of you would be interested to know that John Cho has one: "My last day on ffwd this season. Mulling over what to steal." John Cho, you are awesome.

Some interesting casting/character spoilers for next season's True Blood (that show I mostly watch for Lafayette, Eric, and Pam).

5 Native Myths You Really Oughta Know About at Racialicious.

Sphynx kitten's bath time, because watching a cat bat at water it is sitting in will never get old.

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You know how sometimes, someone has a brilliant, amazing idea you want to enable? [personal profile] jmtorres is possibly (by which I mean, she is) constructing a Supernatural university AU vid. That's right, vid. That delighted shrieking you've heard off and on the past couple of days? Totally me. She's looking for good clips of Misha Collins that look suitably proffesorial, and I am useless in that I get distracted for several hours when I really should be writing drafts for [community profile] backtoschool entries staring at pretty pictures of Misha Collins on the internet. You see how this is a problem.

So! I bid thee, dreamroll & flist, to save me from myself and encourage this most amazing of vids by pointing me in the right direction.
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[livejournal.com profile] lgbtfest has prompts open, and I'm pretty sure I'm going with something in Supernatural fandom involving Anna, Castiel, Dean, Ellen, Jo, John, Mary, or Bobby. I know that's a long list.

These are the prompts I'm eyeing )

Thoughts? Do I go with Mary and Ellen finding each other and raising their two boys and girl together? Dean being born with the name Deanna and John learning to raise two sons? Bisexual Bobby? (Maybe not this one--I could probably explore it with the happy version of "Sam and Dean Have (Had) Two Daddies.") Genderqueer angels? Bisexual Dean? Cassie being Lucas or Dean being out with his dad once Sam goes to college? Lesbian Jo? (Snippets in the road trip fic and Ruby's fic are not enough!)

I don't know! I've been in love with the genderqueer angels for a long time, starting with Lucifer, continuing with the idea of Anna choosing to have the same, female body as she had as a human and discovering she identifies as female after all, and basically gnawing away at my brain in the background.

This isn't even getting into these shiny, shiny Psych prompts:

2348. Psych, Gus, Gus has always both admired and been annoyed by Shawn's casual bisexuality.
2349. Psych, Henry Spencer, it's hard to tell your kid you're finally dating again. Some time later, Henry discovers it's even harder to tell your kid you're dating a guy

Agh! I may just choose randomly and sign up before they're all gone in a few hours, before [personal profile] lizfu arrives to go do birthday shenanigans.

eta less than an hour later: . . . And then I panicked, because there were already four people claiming prompts I liked, and I thought "Everyone's taste is so excellent! All my prompts will be gone!" I chose "3263. Supernatural, Dean/Castiel, Castiel doesn't see what the big deal is -- angels have no gender as humans understand it, and Dean is in love with him, not his vessel's body, right? For Dean, it's nowhere near that simple" because it gave me a) genderqueer angel issues and b) bisexual Dean issues all in one prompt.

Now to wait and see if there are any others left later and they open claims to two prompts. I would really love to snag a second story again. I am thinking, depending on availability, either queer women or Gus. If there were a bisexual Jules/bisexual Gus prompt, I would be all over that, but I failed to remember to get my prompts in, so there is not. There is always next year, I suppose.

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[personal profile] mona, happy birthday! While it is sad that I do not have Juliet femslash for you this year (then again, last year I failed at producing it on time), know that I ♥ you forever and will produce Juliet/Mira fic for you sometime in the next six months, because this is going to be a yearly tradition for me.
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First, happy birthday, [personal profile] jmtorres! (Well wishes from the future, because I understand what with these timezone things, for you, it's not actually your birthday yet.)

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My back suddenly is in agony. It hurt a little earlier, but it wasn't anything like this. I not only hurt so much that I'm near-vomiting levels of nauseous (I'm hoping to keep the aspirin I took down, but it is not necessarily a manageable prospect at this point), but I've also suddenly reached the involuntary tears levels of pain. If I did not think it would wake my neighbors/get them to call the cops on me, I would engage in some screaming to see if it helped. At least I have a heating pad. I'm wondering if this is a redux of last week's back pain or what.

Point being: if anyone has anything in the next few hours they think would distract me/SPN recs/what-have-you, please, please point me to them, because I am in serious need of a mental diversion. Writing is not happening like this.

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Chicago was really awesome, the opera not so much. Actual write-up of my weekend when I am not in horrible agony.

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eta: Cut for TMI )

I think it bears repeating: fuck my life.
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Dear fandom )

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The Fandom Appreciation Challenge is sadly coming to an end, but it was lots of fun. I think I managed a perfect score. \o/

Now what will I do with my week? (Get started on all those rec posts, I suppose.)

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Informal comment poll: Let my hair continue to grow out and then cut off all the red, leaving me with very short natural light brown, or go in for more fabulous red and only take off an inch or two? I'm trying to decide before I visit Chicago next weekend.

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I've run out of Castiel episodes of Supernatural. This makes me sad inside, even if it means that I am now up for re-watching all the Trickster episodes. 5x13 was informative for the post-apocalypse kid-fic that will be highly AU by the time I'm finished (and is already AU from 5x10, by which I mean, 5x10 did not happen). 5x13 also helped me feel better about my decision to just hand-wave the hell out of things I don't like. Really, the more I watch, the more at home I feel with that decision.
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Fandom, if you loved me, you would direct me to the current ongoing SPN kink meme. I know there's one out there, because there is always a kink meme.

(And yes, sure, you can judge me all you like, so long as you give me a link.)

eta: I still don't have my answer, but now the comments include dancing around major season four Ruby spoilers.

send help!

Feb. 22nd, 2010 12:26 pm
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Guys, I don't even know, maybe this is a side effect of my rising cold of evil (really, wintertime? you didn't think I've done that enough already?) or maybe I'm just doomed (or maybe White Collar will sweep in and save me with awesome femslashtastic opportunities, I live in hope), but. I don't think SPN is just going to be a reading fandom anymore? )

In conclusion: I have fallen, and fallen far. I suspect the results may be worse than the crack comics all the way back in SGA fandom. At least I've finally remembered that [livejournal.com profile] trinityofone has written fic in the fandom? So much amazing fic. I still have most of it hoarded to read when the cough syrup wears off and I'm even more miserable.

I blame every one of you who has ever tentatively (or enthusiastically) attempted to pull me into the fandom. But especially you, [personal profile] lizfu and [personal profile] jmtorres. *squints eyes ominously* I will have my revenge, probably in the form of throwing all these terrible new fic I am writing at you.

Recs?

Feb. 18th, 2010 07:19 pm
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Today has been . . . interesting.

I don't suppose anyone has recs for Dean/Castiel? Especially long Dean/Castiel? I was going to drown my sorrows in some delicious lemon Girl Scout cookies and a fic I found that seemed to have an intriguing premise. Unfortunately, within the few chapters lurked surprise non-con followed by Dean's ~magical healing penis~. At least I still have the cookies.

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