now I'm just a forgotten name

Oct. 23rd, 2014 04:43 pm
musesfool: Oliver, Diggle, & Felicity from Arrow (proved things i never believed)
[personal profile] musesfool
Ugh work! Stop being busy!

I've sort of been off tumblr this week because of being brainfried, but I was glad I checked in last night because the Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer was leaked/released. spoilers for the trailer )

So I guess we'll see how that turns out.

Meanwhile, over on Arrow, spoilers )

So I enjoyed that tremendously.

Almost time to go home. One more day and then Boss1 is heading out of the country on vacation and my days will hopefully get less hectic.

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Dear Yuletide Author

Oct. 23rd, 2014 12:53 pm
kouredios: Calvin and Hobbes, ready to go sledding. (Yuletide!Calvin and Hobbes)
[personal profile] kouredios
Hello, and welcome to my Yuletide letter! First, as always, let me thank you, dear author, for being willing to write something for me. If I am a fan of anything, I am a fan of Yuletide. Thank you for participating.

Archer, Clash of Clans, and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels )

Kinky November!

Oct. 23rd, 2014 11:44 am
beta_vulgaris: Two feet bound in red and natural hemp at the ankle (Default)
[personal profile] beta_vulgaris
This is just a head's-up! I want to get into the habit of posting frequently and I'm also in a place right now where I'm reflecting a lot about kink and BDSM in my life and in various kinds of art.

I'm going to try to post something to this blog every day in November. It may be a personal reflection or discussion of some kind, it may be an exploration of some event or venue of my local scene, it may be a piece of art or fiction, it may be a recommendation for a fanwork or original work that centers on some aspect of kink, it may be a book review. Heck, I'm open to hosting guest posts if anyone would like to DM or email me to discuss!

If you are interested in doing something similar, let me know and I can signal-boost your work.

A Miscellany

Oct. 23rd, 2014 11:39 am
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[personal profile] lunabee34
1. Not to be a prescriptive grammarian, but I'm sorry, Project Runway. I do not think the meaning of chic has shifted so far as to mean "might actually show vagina." I realize that I have grown ever more prudish in my dotage, but damn those are some short skirts.

2. Try to say Rowen Ravenclaw out loud five times fast. *waits* Wavenclaw, indeed.

3. I am loving Gotham. SPOILERS )

Day!

Oct. 24th, 2014 04:12 am
tyger: Xigbar's Avatar Kingdom chibi. Text: Xigbar (Xigbar - chibi)
[personal profile] tyger
Actually did a couple of things today - went to Officeworks with my father, and we got a keyboard for the PC, and also had kebabs for lunch. (Well, breakfast for me, but you know.) Done some art - half done a competition colouring, and also did a commission. Feeling pretty productive! :3

Also played a game about an elephant on Kongregate, forget what it's called but it's a platformer. Pretty fun, though, and easy enough I could complete it all in one session. Also Steahl got me onto this site with a fuckton of ttly legal downloads for a whole bunch of games, so I've downloaded one she was making :D-faces about on the PC, since PC only, and have started poking the OSX bit with a hidden object game. It's not a bad game, but the plot isn't lacking so much as almost entirely missing. *sighs*

Dear Festividder

Oct. 23rd, 2014 08:57 pm
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[personal profile] starlady
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Wednesday Reading

Oct. 23rd, 2014 03:24 am
aris_tgd: Lathe of Heaven, quote from Hamlet on bad dreams (Lathe of Heaven bad dreams)
[personal profile] aris_tgd
What are you reading now? The second Fortress book by C.J. Cherryh, because I am predictable! \o/ I'm enjoying it so far. Still an incredible lack of female characters, y'know? It's interesting how expectations for that changed from time of publication to now.

What did you just finish? Uh... nothing I can really point to. I've been kind of alternating between this book and trying to get writing done, so I'm going a little slower than normal.

What will you read next? See above!

I've been working at trying to get my Yuletide signup done and in order. It's tougher than I thought! I haven't really been looking at the tagset or anything up until now. I was going to go to the gym tonight and work on Yuletide tomorrow, but today my coworkers were butts and I needed to drink and eat a sandwich and vent. It was very soothing.

Here, have another meme (stolen from various places:)

Comment with a pairing/moresome/single character and I'll write you at least three sentences of porn for them. I'm totally willing to write fantasizing or wanking, what are you talking about.

Current word count on that "short, easy spite-fic:" 34k. *keyboardsmash*

Sing a song of California.

Oct. 23rd, 2014 12:30 am
gorgeousnerd: Patrick Stump and Pete Wentz's heads leaning toward each other. (Default)
[personal profile] gorgeousnerd
1. For those of you not in Avengers circles/not around when it happened: the Age of Ultron teaser trailer leaked - it was supposed to premiere with next week's Agents of SHIELD - and Marvel did the sensible thing and put it up on YouTube. I don't know if I'm going to see it theatrically - I still haven't seen Guardians of the Galaxy, which I wanted to see more - and I'm lightly dressing as Cap for Halloween, so I'm not done with MCU. I'm just not into Avengers, particularly if Joss Whedon's involved.

2. Writing update: I'm posting a fic later today, and it looks like femslashex is going up on Friday. Two stories in two days! I'm hoping to write another story in the next week and post it in the beginning of November (so I don't have to write anything that isn't NaNo/1D Big Bang/1D holiday exchange fic during that month). I was also thinking of writing something Halloweeny, but then I remembered that the fic I'm posting later today has a werewolf. Problem solved!

3. I relistened to Black Parade/Danger Days/Conventional Weapons earlier tonight. Black Parade is still probably the album I'd pick if someone asked me my favorite album, and I enjoyed them all, really. But I was unsettled during the roll call at the beginning of Vampire Money and sad when I realized why - I've been listening to solo Frank and solo Gerard so much lately that it felt weird hearing everyone collectively. I see them as solo artists now.

Sigh.

Daily Happiness

Oct. 22nd, 2014 11:28 pm
torachan: arale from dr slump dressed in a penguin suit and smiling (arale penguin)
[personal profile] torachan
1. There is an amazing new live version of Actual Cannibal Shia LaBeouf.

2. We went down to the Promenade this afternoon to look at the new retina iMacs. The difference wasn't as immediately noticeable to me with a large screen as it is with a phone or tablet, but it definitely looks pretty spiffy.

3. We had Trader Joe's pumpkin ravioli tonight for dinner and it was so great! (Sadly, Irene didn't like it, but on the other hand, that means more for me!)

4. I went out to lunch with my mom today and went back to her house afterwards to help with her husband's computer, which turned out to be a much larger/more annoying job than I was expecting. BUT, since it ended up taking so long, she gave me $100 off next month's rent for helping out. (And I did get everything fixed, so yay.)

Wednesday Reading

Oct. 22nd, 2014 10:22 pm
torachan: karkat from homestuck headdesking (karkat headdesk)
[personal profile] torachan
What are you currently reading?
Still reading the Levi backstory, Kuinaki Sentaku. I'm about halfway through the second (and final? I don't think it's ongoing) volume. I'm...enjoying it less than I thought it would? I mean, it's okay, but I just feel like it's not really doing anything. I had planned to read Before the Fall as well, but I wonder if the reason it feels like there's not much there is that Isayama didn't write it and so they can't really dig into anything interesting. If that's the case, Before the Fall will probably be the same...

What did you recently finish reading?
I finished reading the main story of SnK up through the most recent chapter and DAMN THIS IS GETTING SO GOOD.

What do you think you'll read next?
As I mentioned the other day, Irene's rewatch of Akira had me wanting to check out the manga, so I might read that next! Although last time I checked, my phone was pretty full, so I'm not sure that I've read and deleted enough stuff that was on there to have space... ^_^;; I should probably read more of what's already on there.
umadoshi: (read fast (bisty_icons))
[personal profile] umadoshi
First off, and entirely unrelated to the rest of this post: I keep hearing good things about Jane the Virgin (new domestic show), despite its horrific title. Worth checking out, Y/N?

After vaguely guessing how many manga series I'm collecting these days, I decided to go through and actually tally them up. It's slightly more than I was thinking, although I have to add the caveat that some of them come out so infrequently that it's not surprising that I don't usually remember them all.

The lists here do not include the several series I've bought a few volumes of and then stopped buying until such time as I actually read the purchased volumes to see if I want to continue. I'd estimate there are at least five of those. Maybe more. (Probably more. Maybe ten?) And then there're the couple of series I've bought in their entirety but haven't started reading yet (Sailor Moon, Saiunkoku Monogatari)...

the main list(s) under the cut, with a couple of domestic titles )

Updates on previous post

Oct. 22nd, 2014 10:04 pm
melannen: Commander Valentine of Alpha Squad Seven, a red-haired female Nick Fury in space, smoking contemplatively (Default)
[personal profile] melannen
[personal profile] sophia_sol has posted an attempted interpretation of Oolon Colluphid Was Right! You should all go there and join the conversation so that I can continue to cackle unhelpfully in the corner.

Also, the breakaway hit from the list of bunnies in the previous post (which I am continuing to add things to, btw, as the odds of me actually winning the challenge go down....) was "Avengers Go To A Drag Ball", because apparently for some reason people think I, would, like, do it justice? ahah. ahahaha. hahahaha.

Here, for you edification, is 100% of everything I have done with that idea in the past three years, since I first came up with it (file last edited Jan 2013):



IIRC Tony's drag name was going to be Lady Natasha Touchamy, because he enjoys living dangerously. (and the Natasha is canon of course.) (Natasha's was, uh, something like Tony Tinydick? I think.)

Dear Yuletide Author

Oct. 22nd, 2014 09:12 pm
lunabee34: (yuletide: is it yuletide yet by liviapen)
[personal profile] lunabee34
Dear Yuletide Author 2014:

(The beginning of this letter is a C&P from previous letters because my fic preferences and feelings about Yuletide in general remain the same.)

Let me say upfront that I will be pleased with anything you choose to write for me. We are all busy people with other engagements in our lives, and that you took the time out of your busy schedule to write something expressly for me is enough to make my Yuletide a very happy one. Although I'm sharing with you here the things that grab me about these fandoms, please feel free to go where the muse takes you. I want you to write the story that best pleases *you* and your vision of these characters and this fandom rather than worrying about whether I'm going to like the story. I will. Trust me. :)

I have no squicks. Character death, violence, mpreg, what-have-you, all five by five with me. I love gen, het, and slash equally. No taboo story elements for Lorraine. I do not particularly care for the We're Not Gay slash trope (I find it irritating on multiple levels), but I have on occasion read stories with that trope that I have enjoyed despite it.

In terms of general preferences for fanfic, I most often write and like to read stories that are canon-compliant, stories that live behind the scenes or in missing moments, stories that tell us what characters were doing before they showed up on our screens and where they are going once the credits roll. However, this does not mean that I would not be delighted with a college AU or a fic that shows the effects of changes in canon. I am a huge fan of peripheral characters and love to see the action through their eyes. Finally, I am never so happy as when I am crying, so feel free to bring on the weepy. :)

Rome, Keeping up Appearances, Penny Dreadful, Gotham, and Deadwood )
umadoshi: (Newsflesh - appeal to the court (kasmir))
[personal profile] umadoshi
Worth Waking Up For (4749 words) by umadoshi
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Newsflesh Trilogy - Mira Grant
Rating: Explicit
Warnings: Author Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Georgia Mason/Shaun Mason
Characters: Georgia Mason, Shaun Mason
Additional Tags: POV First Person, Adopted Sibling Incest, Explicit Sexual Content, Pre-Canon, Canon Disabled Character, no series knowledge required

Summary:

"Given some of the less-pleasant things you've dragged me out of bed for, I'm not gonna complain about you waking me up and begging for sex." I grinned. "Some things are worth losing sleep over."

The teasing resulted in George tackling me as hard as she could--which wasn't that hard, since I was already on my back. She landed half on top of me with her hands on my biceps, like she could keep me pinned.

I smiled up at her, knowing she'd take my amusement in stride. Long, hard-won experience said that if she'd been trying to seriously wrestle me she would've planted a knee in my gut, and George's knees and elbows are sharp. I appreciated the restraint, even though the odds were she'd only refrained because knocking the wind out of a guy doesn't tend to do much for the mood.

And lo, there was smut.

Set a few years before Feed.

Additional notes:
--Beta work by [personal profile] wildpear.
--Content note: Georgia and Shaun are around 20 in this, but it also refers back to some experimental rough sex in their late teens.

You can also read the fic under the cut )

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