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2037-01-01 01:01 am

Fic Index, etc

Fic Index! Whoo! Eventually maybe I'll put all of these on AO3, but in the meantime here they are.

Note on warnings: I'm following the AO3 standard here, so if there's no warning, that means: no graphic depictions of violence, no major character death, no rape/non-con, no underage. If you notice something in one of my stories that should be warned for, please please let me know. I don't promise unconditionally to add a warning, but I do want to know if there's something triggering that I didn't catch.

Find the list here... )

Transform away! If you would like to do anything transformative with any of these, please feel free! I would consider it a huge compliment. Just let me know so I can check it out!

Recs etc! AND, if you want to read stuff that isn't mine, but that I have enjoyed, check out my pinboard FAR FAR more multi-fandom than my writing, though I've tried to organize at least fandoms and pairings with clear tags.
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2013-12-30 09:13 am

Snowflake Challenge!

So excited for this year's snowflake challenge! I've dabbled in so many fandoms this year, and then fallen DEEPLY into HockeyRPF, and I'm looking forward to celebrating it! Yay!
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2013-12-01 01:44 pm

Things to Celebrate!

  • Planning and executing a ridiculously delicious vegan feast!  (Pictures not to be had, because we were too embarrassed at how we were stuffing our faces!)
  • Watching the Penguins win a  game with [personal profile] schneefink  across continents! 
  • Delighting in HOW MOTHERFUCKING BADASS Katniss in in Catching Fire! (Spoilery thoughts below.)
  • Decorating a Christmas tree with dear friends!
  • SO MANY cuddles with my bunny.  
  • Realizing that I root for the Penguins EVEN IN FIC.  Oh man.
Hope everyone else with the American Thanksgiving holiday has had a good break, and everyone else a delightful weekend!  If you haven't seen it, this Sesame Street Hunger Games parody is pretty great.

Catching Fire )
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2013-10-01 12:11 am

Perhaps we will know anything if we ride for long enough.*

I have loved loved loved seeing people posting to DW and LJ these days. You guys are awesome! In the spirit of posting little things more often, I just listened to the Subway episode of Welcome to Nightvale and am just DYING.

Gushing.... )

In other news.

I've decided: I'm now into hockey. )

In case you are now wondering, man, what made her think it was okay to jump straight into sports RPF (not that one needs a justification or excuse), well, Generation Kill? And in fact, BOTH of these can be blamed on a combination of [personal profile] thefourthvine and soul-bounding fic, which is apparently a weak spot I have.  More on this later. Perhaps. 

And with that, one final the moment of greatest despair and hopelessness, when you least expect it, a shuttle bus will come to you.*

*Welcome to Nightvale, Episode 29, Subway
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2013-09-02 12:11 pm

SGA Appreciation

Over on SGA Saturday, it's SGA Appreciation week, where we're all reccing various fanarts that are related to the theme of "team."

I was going to go exploring and read some new fic, but then I realized that's what everyone else's recs are for! So, instead, I went to my pinboard and saw what I managed, in my haphazard tagging, to tag with "team."

Two Bells by Punk
It's McKay/Sheppard, but SO LOVELY AND TEAM. I just. SIGH. I love Punk, and could probably rec most of my favorite stories of her under the "Team" theme, but man, this one is a good one. John sits (volunatarily!) blindfolded in the dark, and his team stops by. <3333333!!

Firepower by penknife.
Gen, and though the author's summary is "How Rodney stopped worrying and learned to love his P90," it's that + all kinds of learning to work together as a team. I do super love the team out on missions, getting shot at and being bemused by alien customs.

A Beginner's Guide to Interplanetary Economic Policy by thingswithwings
Speaking of alien customs. This is a short one, with a McShep-y flare, but, ah, who better to share off-world customs with than your team?

I, Rodney by Alex
I had completely forgotten about this one, and it's LOOONG. Rodney's a robot! Teyla is awesome! Given that I'm in part 1 of my re-read, who knows what else could happen. Gen.
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2013-03-28 10:39 pm


Wow, it's been nearly a year since I last posted here. WHOOPS! I will confess, I've written several posts in my head, they just never quite made it to web-paper. BUT, there have been SO MANY fandom heart moments lately, and also, I miss you, the internets! I continue to refuse to do the whole tumblr thing, but that just means I feel all disconnected, etc. So, here's to posting a giving back a little. Veronica Mars, Elementary, and some fic recs! )Veronica Mars, Elementary, and some fic recs! )
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2012-05-15 10:06 pm

Smiles, frowns, ups, downs

KDRAMA I LOVE YOU!!!!! Lots of thoughts on this to follow, but first, I wrote something! Yay!

Title: A Few Minutes More
Pairings: Rodney/John
Warnings: None
Words: 269
Summary: It was quiet, finally, when John found Rodney sitting out on the pier.


And I have soooooooo many thoughts about so many things. I probably shouldn't try to squeeze them all into one post, but they are all connected, so maybe I can be clear and concise rather than rambling and long-winded? We'll see.

Thoughts here... )
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2012-05-08 09:20 pm

The Power of the Narrative Compels You

Why am I so weak against certain storylines? )

Annnnnnnnnd, anyone else out there watching Korean dramas? Recommendations? Thoughts? I want to watch more, but I'm worried I stumbled on one of the better ones, and, well.

Ok, and for people interested in something other than k-drama, hermette posted a Merlin/Arthur video that I can't stop watching, go get sucked in here.

And I think everyone and their mom already knows about esteefee's hug fest, but I wrote a tiny SGA hug and am considering more. More hugs you guys!

silhouette of two people hugging with caption HUGFEST 2012
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2012-04-07 12:58 pm

An SGA rec and random TV commentary

Rec!! I don't normally post recs from SGA Saturday, because I love every single everything that is posted there, but we only had one entry last week, and it's an uncommon pairing, which means most people (myself included) probably wouldn't seek it out. But instead of doing that, you should read it!

Reel Genius
Author: Panisdead
Pairing: Jennifer Keller/Teyla Emmagan
Rating: NC-17

The characterization of both Jennifer and Teyla is amazing, and the sex is hot and fun and the whole thing is so incredible dead on right that it demands an audience.

More recs, and spoilers for the Hunger Games, Downton Abby, Mad Men, and possibly more, behind the cut. )
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2012-02-20 11:36 am

Farscape, Sherlock, and some SGA fic

Farscape first, but we'll go under the cut. )

Ok, ALSO, I'm sure everyone has seen this, but just in case....madseason drew this fantastic genderbent Sherlock and John (totally SFW) right here and then some super awesome ladies were like heeeey! and matched the drawing in real life. AMAZING!!. Seriously, I love fandom. <3333!!

Oh, and I wrote some SGA Saturday things lately.

Some Kind of Cure, a Jennifer-centric slice of life in a world post-breaking up with Rodney. It's a little ridiculous, but not cracky.
5 Modes of Transportation in the Pegasus Galaxy, which is basically what it sounds like, except instead of writing about puddle jumpers and feet like I'd meant to, I wrote about feet and carrying the weight of the world on your shoulders. And other things.

The next SGA Saturday prompt is THREE WEEKS (that's practically enough time to write 10,000 words people!) and based on a quotation of Robert Anton Wilson.
“We have been told over and over that 'you can't change human nature', but the study of emic realities shows quite the contrary, that almost anything can become 'human nature' if society defines it as such.”
Thinky huh? All sorts of fandom works are welcomed at SGA Saturday, including the expected fic and art, but also rec lists! We'd love to see lots of people there.
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2012-02-17 08:02 pm

Two things, one happy, one sad

Journalist Anthony Shadid died yesterday (2/16), from an allergy attack while he was reporting from Syria. It's been in the news today. Fresh Air rebroadcast the interview they did with him last December, which was the first time I'd heard anything about him personally (despite his multiple Pulizer Prizes.)

It was one of those interviews that stuck with me. A slice of life from the Middle East in this time of change, and a picture of the people behind the news. I can't imagine how his family and loved ones must be feeling, though, of course, hearing about his death has saddened me, both for the man and for the work he was doing. One of the other things that struck me through the Fresh Air interview back in December was how matter of fact he was--about being afraid, about making choices and having those sometimes be the wrong ones. But most of all about how important it was to tell the stories of the people in these countries. And I guess I just wanted to take a minute and say thank you. To Shadid, and to all of the journalists, all of the writers, everywhere, doing that work. Thank you, so so so much.

On a lighter note, NPR panned This Means War but said nice things about Tom Hardy, so I will take it.
All the performers seem more than game — even Hardy, who would seem to be the odd man out here; he's a superb and chameleonic dramatic actor trying his hand at silly comedy for the first time.

Everyone loves Tom Hardy! <33333333333333333333333333. In the spirit of [personal profile] cherrybina , FAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAACE:

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2012-01-19 10:58 pm

Snowflakes and Twitter

Item 1: Snowflakes...So I kind of flaked out on that whole Snowflake thing huh?* I think the posting everyday thing was a bit overwhelming! But I loved that challenge, and kind of hope to get back into it. Maybe one a week? Let's start now.

Snowflake Day 6 (late edition) )

Item 2: Also realized I'd never pointed out the lovely John/Rodney story I got for Christmas! (when one things leads to another) Follow Along, by [personal profile] peet4paint . And then, because I am TOO LUCKY, she wrote me another fic, totally unrelated that's here. Yay, too much to handle!

Item 3: SHERLOCK. I saw the Scandal...and had mixed feelings (including some really high highs), but I'm DYING not having seen the rest yet. Thankfully, friends and I will be watching tomorrow and then I can read all of the reviews, etc. I have been bookmarking everyone I've seen on my flist, because I know I will need to do some flailing once they are done. Oh Sherlock!

Item 4: Finally made myself a fannish twitter! Find me, and tweet fannish delight my way! @nella_citta

*I giggled to myself, but did not actually mean to make the pun there. Does that make it better?
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2012-01-09 08:59 pm

Flashpoint, SGA fic

So, Flashpoint, Season 2, Episode 10.

Spoilers... )

I should probably post about something else, huh?

Ok, well, I wrote a story for SGA Secret Santa!

Winter Spelled Backwards
3260 words
No warnings
Summary: Beware the ice!
Notes: I found this strangely difficult to write, for all that it's fluff with a little gentle hurt/comfort thrown in. Well, actually, since I was trying to have hurt/comfort + plot, and didn't really achieve that...yeah.
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2012-01-06 06:58 pm


After seeing the movie for the third time [personal profile] esteefee got inspired to write perhaps my favorite pairing in the recent Sherlock Holmes movie verse: Holmes/Watson/Mary.

Title: Jack in the Box
Author: [personal profile] esteefee
Pairing: Sherlock Holmes/Mary Morstan/John Watson
Rating: Explicit
Warnings: N/A
Words: 11,207
Summary: After Holmes returns there are recriminations. And then changes, subtle and insidious. There might be a plot afoot. If only Holmes were more of a detective.

It's told from Holmes's perspective, which is probably the hardest voice to get right, but she really captured these characters for me, in a big way. The way they move so quickly between being serious and silly or happy or nervous, etc felt so much like the best parts of the movie, and there are moments where I SEE RDJ's face as Holmes, and it's really just marvelous. Go read!!
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2012-01-02 12:51 am

Snowflake Day One!

I'm a bit late on this, but it's such a great idea and I want to participate, so here goes. Three fanworks. I love being all self-reflective, so while these may not be the best ever, they all taught me something about writing fic (what I like, what's effing hard, etc.)

Self recs are here.... )
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2011-11-13 11:50 am

SGA Smooching

I smooched! It makes me so happy that [personal profile] gaffsie revived one of my favorite things about SGA fandom (hint: the KISSING), so I'm especially excited that I finally wrote something for it. There's time for you to write or draw or create something too! SGA Smooching ends tomorrow, Nov 14th, so get to it!

Here's my little smooch.
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2011-11-11 12:01 pm

Podfic: Why so awesome? (Some recs)

I've been taking some long and boring plane rides recently and thus was thinking about how much more sane and happy podfic makes me, and then it turns out it's Podfic Awareness Week, so yay for good timing and deadlines making me actually follow through.

This is certainly not all inclusive, but these are the podfics on my iPod right now, and thus they are the ones that have been helping to make me sane and happy person.

Podfic recs here... )
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2011-11-01 08:48 pm

There's my show!

Oh Leverage! I've been downloading and watching Season 4 while doing crafty things, because this show just isn't good enough to distract my full attention. And while the Hardison/Parker/Eliot dynamic that I love has been better this season, there's always too much Nate for me. Anyways, so I mostly watch and try to ignore how dumb it is and just enjoy Parker being awesome, which is thankfully something this show also likes, AND THEN, Season 4, Episode 7, spoilers........... )