things.

Thursday, August 22nd, 2013 07:18 pm
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Fanart recs! Heavy on Welcome to Night Vale, because that's where my mind is right now.

Welcome to Night Vale:

untitled by [personal profile] intacognito [Carlos/Cecil]

Goodnight, Night Vale by [personal profile] alizabug [Carlos/Cecil]

untitled by [personal profile] chilichurry [Carlos/Cecil]

Welcome to Night Vale by [personal profile] opsci [Carlos/Cecil]

untitled by [personal profile] scholla [Cecil]

untitled by [personal profile] viria [Cecil]

untitled by [personal profile] karmabees [Old Woman Josie]

untitled by [personal profile] illuminatorium [Telly the Barber]

Game of Thrones:

The Storyteller by [personal profile] gold-seven [Old Nan, Stark children]

Ours is the Fury by [personal profile] lubyelfears [Various Baratheons]

Teen Wolf:

untitled by [personal profile] michellicopter [Derek/Stiles, NSFW]

untitled by [personal profile] akimao [Derek]

The Hobbit:

untitled by [personal profile] megatruh [Thorin/Thranduil]

Assassin's Creed

Haytham by [personal profile] narrator366 [Haytham Kenway]

Ezio by [personal profile] kamyu [Ezio Auditore]

quick recs.

Saturday, August 10th, 2013 11:43 am
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Quick Recs:

A Heavy Heart to Carry by [livejournal.com profile] luna_plath [ASOIAF; Jon/Theon, adult]

This is an AU where Jon doesn't go to the Wall and Theon doesn't go back to Pyke and every bit of it is flawless.

With a Direwolf as His Shadow by [livejournal.com profile] emynithilien [Sam/Gilly, Jon/Stannis, teen]

This is my [personal profile] got_exchange gift, and I absolutely love it. It's everything I wanted in a future/post-ADWD Sam fic, with bonus points for Jon and Stannis navigating a perfect dynamic somewhere between 'respected collegues' and 'secret boyfriends.' You have to join the community to read it, but its totally worth it.

Other:

[personal profile] kalakirya has podficced my Harry Potter/Good Omens crossover, Once More with Feeling.

Also, if you haven't checked out Your Cheatin' Heart - a love affair ficathon, do it now! There are still tons of prompts, in several different fandoms.

hi.

Tuesday, July 16th, 2013 01:02 pm
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Not actually dead!

I didn't mean to disappear, I swear it. Finals week was rough on me, because I hadn't been to school in so long I'd forgotten what is was like, and then my mother had a couple of medical things that needed doing, so we decided to take care of that while I'm on summer break.

Here, have some art recs:

The Hobbit

To Shire by [personal profile] evankart [Balin]

untitled by [personal profile] lanimalu [Thorin]

untitled by [personal profile] kaciart [Fili/Kili]

Game of Thrones

Proudwing by [personal profile] poly-morph [Stannis]

untitled by [personal profile] misslupotter [Stannis]

Ned, please, make it stop hurting by [personal profile] hallmarccus [Ned/Catelyn]

My watch begins by [personal profile] alexandravbach [Jon]

Baratheon family portrait by [personal profile] misslupotter [Steffon, Cassana, Robert, Stannis, Renly]

Various

untitled by [personal profile] alicexz [How to Train Your Dragon; Hiccup]

untitled by [personal profile] riense [Assassin's Creed; Ezio]

Mat Cauthon by [personal profile] solitarium [Wheel of Time; Mat]

It's time to roll the dice by [personal profile] fayeyong [Wheel of Time; Mat]

recs

Thursday, April 4th, 2013 09:28 pm
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The Hobbit:

Untitled by [personal profile] spader7 [Fili]

Untitled by [personal profile] lanimalu [Fili/Kili]

by [personal profile] loobeeinthesky [Fili, Kili, Thorin]

Thorin looking at the Warg by [personal profile] hobbit0125 [Thorin]

Untitled by [personal profile] hattedhedgehog [Bilbo/Thorin]

Untitled by [personal profile] spader7 [Bilbo/Thorin]

Untitled by [personal profile] stecha191 [Thorin, Thranduil]

Untitled by [personal profile] dwalinroxxx [Fili, Kili, Thorin, Dwalin]

Thirteen Dwarves by [personal profile] mustamirri [Various]

Game of Thrones:

The Old Bear by [personal profile] kristaferanka [Jeor]

by [personal profile] rhottenart [Catelyn]

by [personal profile] trammtararam [Davos, Melisandre, Stannis]

Vikings:

Untitled by [personal profile] cynzors [Floki]

Assassin's Creed:

I Present the Truth, Connor by [personal profile] alassa [Haytham Kenway]

Untitled by [personal profile] captainberunov [Edward Kenway]

Untitled by [personal profile] chimicalstar [Edward Kenway]

Connor by [personal profile] ebonykkk [Connor Kenway]

art recs

Friday, March 1st, 2013 09:58 pm
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School started last week, which has made me pretty useless. It's the first time I've attempted anything academic in close to fifteen years, so I've been to exhausted to do much but stare at shiny things. Thusly, recs:

The Hobbit:

Dis by [personal profile] cairisti [Dis]

We must away ere break of day by [personal profile] sceithailm [Thorin]

Thorin wearing a kilt by [personal profile] dwalinroxxx [Thorin]

Untitled by [personal profile] candragloomblade [Thorin/Thranduil, NSFW]

Untitled by [personal profile] kaciart [Bilbo/Thorin]

Untitled by [personal profile] kaciart [Bilbo/Thorin]

Untitled by [personal profile] kaciart [Fili, Kili, Thorin]

Untitled by [personal profile] lorna-ka [Fili, Kili, Thorin]

Can I Play? by [personal profile] lissinator [Fili, Kili, Gimli]

Untitled by [personal profile] hvit-ravn [Fili, Kili]

Untitled by [personal profile] loobeeinthesky [Fili, Kili]

Untitled by [personal profile] lanimalu [Dwalin/Ori]

Bofur by [personal profile] jankolas [Bofur]

Lord of the Rings:

Legolas at Helm's Deep by [personal profile] kristinaecarroll [Legolas]

Greenleaf by [personal profile] sceithailm [Legolas]

Harry Potter:

Untitled by [personal profile] viria [Sirius]

Game of Thrones:

Untitled by [personal profile] stanblog [Davos/Stannis]

Untitled by [personal profile] stanblog [Davos/Stannis]

I will show them fury burns by [personal profile] histruequeen [Stannis]

Davos and Rickon at Skagos by [personal profile] trammtararam [Davos, Rickon]

The Kraken's Daughter by [personal profile] sabotensan [Asha]

Untitled by [personal profile] sirmitchell [Tyrion]

Teen Wolf:

Stiles by [personal profile] creature13 [Stiles]

Stiles+Derek by [personal profile] creature13 [Derek/Stiles]

Untitled[personal profile] michellicopter [Derek/Stiles, NSFW]

Untitled by [personal profile] yanagoya [Derek, NSFW]

Good Omens:

Untitled by [personal profile] songofsunset

Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters:

Untitled by [personal profile] mspolterghoul [Hansel, Gretel]

Clue:

Sirens by [personal profile] sairobee [Mrs. White, Miss Scarlet, Yvette]

Behold, art recs!

Thursday, February 7th, 2013 08:07 pm
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Without further ado...

The Hobbit:

Are those for me? by [personal profile] kaciart [Fíli/Kíli]

Untitled by [personal profile] seidrs [Fíli, (spoilers)]

Untitled by [personal profile] mechinaries [Fíli, Kíli, Thorin (spoilers)]

Thorin Oakenshield by [personal profile] seraph5 [Thorin]

Untitled by [personal profile] fassabendover [Fíli, Kíli]

Untitled by [personal profile] loobeeinthesky [Kíli, Thorin]

He'll Be a Burden by [personal profile] rinter [Gandalf, Thorin]

Balin & Dwalin: Sons of Fundin by [personal profile] kristaferanka [Balin, Dwalin]

Untitled by [personal profile] lulubrokoli [Glóin, Gimli]

Lord of the Rings:

Untitled by [personal profile] hvit-ravn [Faramir/Eowyn]

Frodo Baggins by [personal profile] gold-seven [Frodo]

Game of Thrones:

Actual Skagos Wildling!Rickon by [personal profile] sabotensan [Rickon]

Untitled by [personal profile] rennerei [Davos]

Shireen Baratheon by [personal profile] oweber [Shireen]

Untitled by [personal profile] stanblog [Davos/Stannis]

Team Dragonstone by [personal profile] tinimoo [Davos, Stannis, Melisandre]

Teen Wolf:

Untitled by [personal profile] theopteryx [Derek, Stiles]

Untitled by [personal profile] spader7 [Derek/Stiles, NSFW]
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Ficses:

Moments Between Waking by [personal profile] keelywolfe [The Hobbit; Bilbo/Thorin, adult]

This is part three of a series; if you haven't read the other two, they are pretty flawless. This one is also fantastic, and bonus points for a spot-on Balin cameo.

break me like a promise by [personal profile] honey_wheeler [Game of Thrones; Jon/Sansa, adult]

Most Jon/Sansa fics hinge on a Targaryen reveal, where they get married after Jon's true parentage is discovered and build a relationship while working through the weirdness from being raised as siblings. This takes it in a different direction; Jon and Sansa have been married a few years when they find out Jon is Ned Stark's bastard after all, and they have to decide how to move forward.

Transition by [personal profile] musesfool [Teen Wolf; Sheriff Stilinski/Melissa McCall]

THIS IS THE SHERIFF/MELISSA FIC I'VE BEEN WAITING FOR MY WHOLE LIFE.

Artses:

Sleep Well by [personal profile] lanimalu [The Hobbit; Balin, Fili, Kili, SPOILERS]

Drunken Dwarves Shenanigans by [personal profile] frikadeller [The Hobbit; Fili, Kili]

Untitled by [personal profile] kaciart [The Hobbit; Fili/Kili, NSFW]

Thorin Oakenshield by [personal profile] em-mika [The Hobbit; Thorin]

Untitled by [personal profile] olgg [The Hobbit; Fili, Kili, Thorin]

Untitled by [personal profile] kaciart [The Hobbit; Bilbo/Thorin]

Long Awaited Meeting by [personal profile] candragloomblade [The Hobbit; Thorin/Thranduil]

Untitled by [personal profile] nininghasfeelings [Teen Wolf; Scott, Stiles]

Untitled by [personal profile] michellicopter [Teen Wolf; Derek/Stiles, NSFW]

Stuffses:

[personal profile] got_exchange is having a Comment Fic Meme.

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Feelings-wise, that first piece of Hobbit art is pretty rude, to the point that when I first saw it I screamed NOPE NOPE NOPE and tried to cover my monitor with my hands, despite how beautiful it is. I said on Tumblr last night that I don't think I'll live to see the third movie, because the fandom is going to kill me before time with a cleverly-deployed gifset about the heart and loyalty of Durin's sons, or whatever. I feel like that fanart has justified my predicitions, just bury me in black.

snipped for spoilery stuff )
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Ficses:

Insatiable by [livejournal.com profile] rewrites24 [Harry Potter; Remus/Sirius, Regulus/Remus/Sirius, adult]

Look, Regulus/Remus/Sirius is the crack OT3 of my soul. And no one ever writes it, which saddens me deeply, let me tell you. This is wonderful, and bonus points for it being Remus' idea. Well, the threesome is Sirius' idea. Regulus is Remus' idea.

For Those Who Cannot Sleep and And No Rest Shall Ye Find by [personal profile] keelywolfe [The Hobbit; Bilbo/Thorin, adult]

These are hot and angsty and sweet, and Bilbo is delightful.

Mine Over Kingdom and Treasure by [personal profile] victoriousscarf [The Hobbit; Fíli/Kíli, adult]

This is also hot and angsty and sweet, and it jabs my possessive/jealousy kink in all the right places.

The Lion and His Hound by [personal profile] queenklu [The Hobbit; Fíli/Kíli, Fíli/Kíli/Thorin, adult]

Things I never knew I wanted until I was in the middle of reading it: Kíli is basically a life-ruiner, and has no idea.

Artses:

Lost Years by [personal profile] nisiedrawsstuff [Harry Potter; Remus/Sirius]

Cold Winter at Hogwarts by [personal profile] blanche-black [Harry Potter; Regulus]

Kili was cold by [personal profile] aleenapilyuganov [The Hobbit; Kíli, Thorin]

Night by [personal profile] maxkennedy24 [The Hobbit; Bilbo/Thorin]

A chéneg A ionneg, Le iôn adar lín by [personal profile] fruitscake [The Hobbit; Thranduil, Legolas]

Untitled by [personal profile] palaceofposey [Lord of the Rings; Legolas, Gimli]

Father of the Dwarves by [personal profile] nahar-doa [The Silmarillion; Aüle]

Really? This Again? by [personal profile] daunt [Teen Wolf; Derek/Stiles]

Untitled by [personal profile] candragloomblade [Good Omens; Crowley]

Wheel of Time, Lan by [personal profile] dragoninstall [Wheel of Time; Lan Mandragoran]

Wheel of Time, Mat by [personal profile] dragoninstall [Wheel of Time; Matrim Cauthon]

Stuffses:

[livejournal.com profile] marguerite_26 is hosting a 1 Word Prompt Comment Fest.



LJ Is Alive!
A Multifandom LiveJournal Friending Meme
Tumblr is great, but my fandom heart is in LJ.


--

I only have two posts left for [community profile] snowflake_challenge, but today is 'Write a Love Letter to Fandom' day, and Tumblr and I are still on the outs, so. I'm going to browse the 1 Word prompts instead.
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Snowflake Challenge, Day 10

In your own space, talk about a creator. Show us why you think they are amazing. It can be a detailed, thoughtful analysis, or a squeeful, joyful post.


I've gathered you here today to talk about [personal profile] snegurochka_lee.

Not only is Lee a fantastic person in general, she's a fantastic author. Seriously, her entire body of work is solid gold. Enough that she's developed a pied-piper effect on me over the years -- I'll cheerfully follow her into pairings and kinks I'm not particularly into, because I trust her writing.

A few absolute favorites:

Black Chords (the Firework of Madness Remix) [Sirius/Snape, James/Sirius, James/Lily, Snape/Lily, adult]

This one here is sheer genius. The original ficlet is very good but also very short; Lee fleshed it out into a much longer story about anger and jealousy and desperation, and two enemies who get pushed together by emptiness and all the things they can't have.

Napoleon in Three Acts [James/Sirius, Regulus/Sirius]

I love this one for many reasons. The Regulus/Sirius dynamic is pretty much perfect. It also nails a lot of my personal James/Sirius headcanons -- that Sirius was basically James' Dude exception, that in James' mind, that any physicality was just an extension of their close friendship in a 'it's not gay if it's just us' kind of way, which was quietly poisonous, and not really fair to Sirius, because it left no space for Sirius' feelings.

A Soliloquy in Eight Words [James/Snape, adult]

This is a retelling of 'The Prince's Tale' chapter of HBP, where it's James instead of Lily. He befriends James as a child, falls in love with James as a teenager, loses James as the war pulls them in different directions, and begins spying for Dumbledore in a bid to protect James from Voldemort. It's heartbreaking and perfectly done.

20 Random Facts About Remus Lupin [Remus, adult]

This one is free of flaws. If you don't start sobbing at the end of it you have no soul.

An Inconvenient Wedding [Draco/Hermione, adult]

Here we have an example of Lee leading me into pairings I don't normally read. Draco/Hermione doesn't normally do it for me. Infidelity fic does, however, and since Lee wrote it, I gave it a shot. Totally worth it.

--

On top of all this, Lee also actively recs both fic and art. If you are ever looking for something to read, check out her tag page. All her Sunday Recs posts are tagged by art, fic, pairing, author/artist, and theme, so there's a good chance you'll find exactly what you wanted. Absolutely brilliant fandom resource.
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I bring recs, in the usual array of fandoms.

Ficses:

Where The Heart Has Been by [livejournal.com profile] youremyqueen [Game of Thrones; Jon/Stannis, adult]

Many ASOIAF fans -- myself included -- think Jon will survive the mutiny at the Wall, simply because the plot isn't finished with him yet. This fic basically presumes the opposite; Jon does survive, but the plot doesn't really care. He doesn't get the Wall back, or fly into the sun and become Azor Ahai, or bump into Dany and her dragons. He's just living, only he doesn't really know how to do that without some sort of duty driving him. Stannis is absolutely glorious in this; he has no time for Jon's shit, because his life has been a huge ball of suck since before Jon was born.

Tea and Anarchy by [livejournal.com profile] irisbleufic and [personal profile] eldanis [Good Omens; Aziraphale/Crowley, adult]

In which Aziraphale and Crowley retire to Jasmine Cottage and open a tea-house, and everything about it is perfect. The tea descriptions alone are worth the price of admission, never mind that every single word of this is fantastic.

Icebound by [personal profile] pherede [The Hobbit; Fíli/Kíli, adult]

So, one day I was browsing the Fíli/Kíli tag at AO3 thinking 'I hope there's hypothermia fic where the warming process results in frottage that's half desperate and half guilty,' and THEN THIS HAPPENED. It's everything I've ever wanted -- belivable hypothermia, smoking hot porn, beautiful language, and tons of emotion packed into a small space, and the underlying idea that Fíli followed Kíli into that crevasse in the first place because he intended to die with him, as it should be.

Artses:

Thranduil Grieves by [personal profile] candragloomblade [The Hobbit; Thranduil (Spoliers)]

Untitled by [personal profile] candragloomblade [The Hobbit; Thorin/Thranduil, NSFW]

King Under The Mountain by [personal profile] kaetiegaard [The Hobbit; Thorin]

Untitled by [personal profile] sdkay [The Hobbit; Fíli/Kíli, NSFW]

Untitled by [personal profile] kaciart [The Hobbit; Fíli/Kíli]

Tear by [personal profile] em-mika [The Hobbit; Thorin, Fíli, Kíli]

Untitled by [personal profile] lorna-ka [The Hobbit; Thorin, Fíli, Kíli]

And him, Bofur by [personal profile] sephiramy [The Hobbit; Bofur]

Untitled by [personal profile] mcbaah [The Hobbit; Bofur]

Untitled by [personal profile] injureddreams [The Hobbit; Bilbo/Thorin]

Treebeard by [personal profile] suzanne-helmigh [Lord of the Rings; Treebeard]

Melkor calls Mairon to the dark side by [personal profile] phobs-heh [The Silmarillion; Melkor/Sauron]

Untitled by [personal profile] kreugan [Teen Wolf; Jackson]

Untitled by [personal profile] kala-fiorek [Teen Wolf; Derek/Stiles]

Untitled by [personal profile] kanatayak [Game of Thrones; Stannis]

Benjen by [personal profile] tamiart [Game of Thrones; Benjen]

The Making of the Marauder's Map by [personal profile] viria13 [Harry Potter; MWPP]

Friends by [personal profile] milgoncalez [Harry Potter; MWPP]

Untitled by [personal profile] minhaamigaoculta [Harry Potter; Regulus]

Sirius and Regulus by [personal profile] nisiedrawsstuff [Harry Potter; Regulus, Sirius]

good morning!

Thursday, January 3rd, 2013 04:54 pm
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I bring art recs! All from The Hobbit, because my dash has turned into Middle Earth.

Thorin Oakenshield by [personal profile] 4-t-h [Thorin]

its time i was on my way by [personal profile] larbestaaargh [Thorin, Thranduil, SPOILERS FOR THE SECOND MOVIE]

Untitled by [personal profile] kaetiegaard [Thorin, Fili, Kili]

Also, two hilarious The Hobbit fics, both of the AU persuasion:

Love and Hate and Coffee in the Time of Smaug by [personal profile] themostepotente [Thorin/Thranduil, PG]

This is a coffee shop AU. Also, it's apparently all my fault. SORRY I'M NOT SORRY.

Loyalty, Honor, Heart by [personal profile] leupagus [Bilbo, Thorin, misc Dwarves, PG]

This is a College/Frat AU. I can't even explain it, except to say that it's so perfectly hilarious I just about died.
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Snowflake Challenge, Day 2

In your own space, post a rec for at least three fanworks that you did not create.

The Woman in the Picture by [personal profile] vehemently. [Chandlerverse; Philip Marlowe, gen]

I Forgot All The Rules Today [personal profile] entanglednow [Teen Wolf; Derek/Stiles, adult]

Love, Like a Sentence of Death by [personal profile] devildoll [Teen Wolf; Derek/Stiles, adult]

For Spite by [personal profile] pherede [The Hobbit; Thorin/Thranduil, adult]

A Dream of Winter by [personal profile] linndechir [Game of Thrones; Jon/Stannis, adult]
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LET'S TALK ABOUT THE HOBBIT SHALL WE?

I know, I'm terribly behind the times. I've been waiting to make this post because I was supposed to see it again this afternoon, but my plans fell through, so. Review ahoy.

cut for nonsense )

In short, I loved it dearly. I can't wait for the other two movies, and I'm now slow-burning in my desire for PJ to get the rights to The Silmarillion. Even if they only did the exciting bits -- the creation, Fëanor and the Silmarils, the Fall of Gondolin, Thingol and Melian, Beren and Lúthien, the downfall of Númenor -- it would be about 12 hours worth of movie, and I'd still watch all of it.

The movie release has caused an uptick of Tolkien-related stuff on my dash, so I have some art recs for you.

Three Absolute Favorites:

Thorin, King Under the Bombur by [personal profile] humourlesspoppycock [Bofur, Bifur, Bombur, Thorin]

This is the dwarfpile I was denied in the movie. I have no regrets.

Oakenshield is just a toy to them by [personal profile] piiib [Thorin, Fíli, Kíli]

Allow me to do a bit more dork math here: At the start of the book, Thorin is 195, and his nephew's Fíli and Kíli are 82 and 77. He would've been about 40 in human years when they were toddlers, which has given me a soft spot for Thorin playing Grumpy Uncle to Fíli and Kíli as ridiculously adorable and round-faced dwarf children. TURNS OUT I AM ACTUALLY MADE OF MARSHMALLOW IN THE MIDDLE. WHO KNEW.

Durin Family by [personal profile] piiib [Thorin, Fíli, Kíli]

This is more Grumpy Uncle Thorin with Tiny Fíli and Tiny Kíli. SORRY I'M NOT SORRY.

Numerous Other Things, Also Awesome:

Thorin, My Lord, by [personal profile] piiib [Thorin, Kíli]

Bilbo keeping watch by [personal profile] berendoes [Bilbo, Thorin]

Glóin and family by [personal profile] bridgioto [Glóin, Glóin's wife, Gimli]

Ori and his crafts by [personal profile] lamamama [Ori]

Thranduil by [personal profile] candra [Thranduil]

Untitled by [personal profile] malaikat [Thranduil]

Untitled by [personal profile] damagedhands [Thorin]

Total Bros by [personal profile] ravenclawsdiadem [Bilbo, Bofur]

Untitled by [personal profile] spader7 [Bilbo/Thorin, G]

Untitled by [personal profile] spader7 [Bilbo/Thorin, G]

Untitled by [personal profile] rad-i-cal [Bilbo/Thorin, G]

I came out of the movie kind of shipping Bilbo/Thorin, which was really unexpected. I ship LotR characters all over the place (Frodo is my fandom bicycle, no regrets), but I never really went there with The Hobbit, I think because I read it so young. I kind of want to search AO3 for fanfic, but I'm afraid it will hurt me in the childhood.
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So, [personal profile] rs_small_gifts went live today, and my totally awesome gift was one of the first things posted.

Look, I am a selfish, grabby person, and I love transformative works. Earlier this year, [livejournal.com profile] adistantsun did a podfic reading of 41 Random Facts About James Potter. It was absolutely brilliant, so when I saw she'd signed up for [personal profile] rs_small_gifts, I put podfic down as one of my three requests, secretly hoping she would pick me.

And she did! ♥♥♥♥♥

She went with Unexpected Visits in the Wintertime, the fic I wrote for [personal profile] rs_small_gifts last year. I have a huge sentimental attachment to this story, because writing it basically kept me in fandom -- I picked up a pinch-hit for [personal profile] rs_small_gifts last year on a whim, after a nearly two year hiatus, and I had a hard time with it at first, because I'd been out of service so long I'd almost forgotten how, but once I got it finished, it made me want to keep writing.

Enough waffle. Go listen to [livejournal.com profile] adistantsun's brilliant reading of Unexpected Visits. Streaming and DL links for .mp3 and .m4b are available here.

recs.

Wednesday, October 17th, 2012 06:31 pm
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When we could be diving for pearls by [livejournal.com profile] irisparry [Jon/Stannis, PG13]

Okay, so. This is basically the hardboiled, 1930's Stannis-is-a-film-noir-private-detective AU I have wanted my entire life. Davos is his right hand! Melisandre is the psychic consultant he never listens to! Jon runs a low-market bar he inherited from the Old Bear. Glorious AU scenario is glorious, and also absolutely flawless in execution.

Teen Wolf fic:

What Desperate Times Call For by [livejournal.com profile] taelynhawker [Derek/Stiles, NC17]

This is wonderful in ways I can't even explain.

I Forgot All The Rules Today by [livejournal.com profile] entangled_now [Derek/Stiles, NC17]

This. UGH THIS. It's a perfect mixture of angsty and filthy-hot.

Teen Wolf art:

Little red has pointy teeth by [tumblr.com profile] daunt [Derek/Stiles]

I usually leave the art recs to [personal profile] themostepotente, but this is so amazing I had to pass it on.

Fandom Activities:

Sign-ups for [livejournal.com profile] rs_small_gifts are open here. Prompt claims start Oct 20.

Sign-ups for [livejournal.com profile] got_exchange are open here. They close on Oct 26.

shiny things.

Saturday, July 14th, 2012 06:46 pm
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Here, have some recs of the ASOIAF persuasion:

a tithe to the seven in perfect thirds by [personal profile] themostepotente [Cersei/Various, NC17]

I had the good fortune to beta this; I got to read it about a month before everyone else, and I've been pretty much sitting on my hands ever since, waiting to rec it. This is a wonderful look at Cersei's life before the books start -- her childhood at Casterly Rock, the beginnings of her relationship with Jaime, and all the ways in which Maggy the Frog's prophecies and the aborted betrothal to Rhaegar effected the course of her life. The prose here is absolutely stunning.

The Evening Star by [livejournal.com profile] lit_chick08. [Ashara/Various, R]

I've reached a point with ASOIAF where I am almost more interested in the Rebellion Era than I am in the present canon. This is exactly the kind of fic I have been waiting to read for ages; it is a fantastic look at a lot of the characters who are either dead/missing before the books start, or don't get a lot of play in the Five Kings Era. Ashara is wonderfully done, as are Arthur, Elia, Oberyn, Brandon, and Ned.

I was talking about Chandler the other night, so have some Marlowe-verse recs, too:

The Woman in the Picture by [personal profile] vehemently. [Philip, PG]

This is a case fic, and it is fantastic. Marlowe and the writing style are both spot on in terms of tone, and the case is perfect -- it is interesting, and it also isn't neatly solved, which I liked, because in the novels, the cases aren't always neatly solved.

Gimlet, No Bitters by [personal profile] martha. [Philip/Terry, Adult]

I wasn't particularly looking for Philip/Terry slash. Well, I'm not sorry I found it. Again, Marlowe and the writing style are spot on in terms of tone, and the whole scenario is set up perfectly.

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Friday, June 22nd, 2012 01:57 pm
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Two quick fic recs, of the ASOIAF persuasion:

Despite It All by [livejournal.com profile] fortinbrasftw [Davos/Stannis, PG]

There is not enough fantastic Davos/Stannis fic in the fandom. Not nearly enough. This is pretty much flawless.

Goodbye Means Going Away (And Going Away Means Forgetting) by [livejournal.com profile] lit_chick08 [Rickon, Jon/Sansa, PG]

I could tell you that this fic is about Rickon finally making it back to Winterfell, and he's been gone long enough that he doesn't really remember his family, and his memory tricks him into thinking Jon and Sansa are his parents, but then I wouldn't be doing it justice. It is far more perfect than that.

Other things on the docket today:

- Round 7 of [livejournal.com profile] asoiafkinkmeme closes in a little under 24 hours, so if you've been sitting on a prompt, now is the time to do it.
- Today is the third and final day for the Porn Battle at [livejournal.com profile] gameofships. Prompts can be found here.
- [livejournal.com profile] cinnatart is hosting another Kiss Meme. Any pairing, any fandom, anything goes, as long as the characters kiss.

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Thursday, June 21st, 2012 02:20 pm
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Two arts:

Both of these are from [livejournal.com profile] asoiaf_exchange; the community is locked, so you have to join it to see anything, but it just started posting for its latest fest, so. Totally worth it.

Sam Tarly by anon. [Sam, G]

This is a gorgeous look at several important events/moments in Samwell Tarly's life, and it is absolutely perfect.

Of Robber Knights and Forbidden Dreams by anon. [Arianne/Oberyn, R]

This is pretty much breathtaking. I don't even have words.

Two fics:

all the things you said you’d never say (and you said anyway) by anon. [Davos/Stannis, PG13, warnings]

This fic was written for [livejournal.com profile] asoiaf_exchange, so you'll have to join the community to read it. SO WORTH IT. Stannis and Davos are both spot on, and this hurt my heart in all the right ways.

Things Fall Apart by [livejournal.com profile] mslane19. [Roslin Frey, PG]

This is a wonderful, quiet look at Roslin Frey as a character. Wonderfully done.

quick rec.

Wednesday, June 6th, 2012 01:09 pm
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Here, have some reading material:

A Boy Like Me by [livejournal.com profile] workswithwords [Jon/Stannis, NC17]

So, I've been asking [livejournal.com profile] asoiafkinkmeme for a fic where Stannis gives Jon a blowjob for at least three Rounds. [livejournal.com profile] workswithwords finally took pity on me last night, and let me tell you, TOTALLY WORTH THE WAIT. Stannis is surly and resentful, and Jon is perfect, and they want each other, and they do not understand each other, and also it is super, super hot.

♥♥♥♥♥♥

another instant rec.

Sunday, May 13th, 2012 10:35 am
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Valar Morghulis by [livejournal.com profile] workswithwords [Various, PG]

This was written for a gen prompt at the kink meme -- five conversations Death had with dead people, and five with people still breathing. She wrote a drabble for each one, and every single word is absolutely fabulous. Robb, Robert, and Jon Snow were probably my favorites, but they are all perfect.

glorious instant rec.

Saturday, May 12th, 2012 05:40 pm
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tame the north by [livejournal.com profile] honey_wheeler [Jon/Val/Ygritte, NC17]

This is the hottest thing in the history of ever. No, seriously. I cannot. This was one of my prompts at the kink meme, and I was super excited when [livejournal.com profile] honey_wheeler told me she was filling it, and she totally fucking delivered.

recs post!

Friday, May 11th, 2012 12:38 pm
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Rose of Winterfell by [livejournal.com profile] lit_chick08 [Ned Stark/Margaery Tyrell, R]

This was written for a what-if AU prompt at the kink meme -- what if Catelyn died, and Robert had Ned marry Margaery to strengthen his ties with the Tyrells -- and it is gloriously done. Ned is perfectly reluctant, and a little resentful, and Margaery is brilliant mix of wit and quiet shrewdness. She isn't any happier about the situation than Ned, at first, but she's willing to try, and she puts Ned in his place a few times because he is not. Bonus points for a flawless Benjen cameo.

it's all a game avoiding failure (when true colors bleed) by [livejournal.com profile] juno_chan [Catelyn Stark, Ned Stark, PG13]

Full disclosure: the first time I read this, I pretty much cried the whole way through. On the surface, it is a fic about having a difficult pregnancy and birth with Bran, and how she and Ned react to the idea that she might not be able to have anymore children, but underneath that, it's a sharp and quiet exploration of the harsh pressures women face in Westeros.

Winter's Bone by [livejournal.com profile] workswithwords [Jon Snow/Catelyn Stark, NC17]

If you are looking for a future fic where winter has swallowed everything in its path, this is it, and it is wonderfully done. Everything is spot on -- the prose, the quiet narrative, the band of misfits Jon is traveling with, the idea that the people winter spared are all crammed into one holdfast to eke out the best living they can.

beg, borrow, and steal and snowmelt by [livejournal.com profile] honey_wheeler [Jon Snow/Val, NC17]

These two fics are a matched pair set in the same universe, and they are gloriously, ridiculously hot. The first one is in Jon's POV and the second one is in Val's, and they are both pitch perfect, and -- again, hot in ways I cannot even put into words.

the stillness in the wind before the hurricane begins by [livejournal.com profile] janie_tangerine [Jon Snow/Samwell Tarly, NC17]

I can't believe I haven't recced this sooner -- she posted it weeks ago, and I betaed it, so I know exactly how awesome it is. Here we have a long fic wherein Sam hears about Jon's... difficulties at the Wall and leaves Oldtown to go be with him. Everything about it warmed my shippy little heart.

stutter-shook and uptight, we are colorblind by [livejournal.com profile] eternal_elenea [Robb Stark/Theon Greyjoy, R]

Speaking of my shippy heart: as much as I love a good AU where Theon loves Robb enough to make better decisions, I also love a good canon-timeline fic where Theon loves Robb but does what he does anyway, because at the end of the day, he is still Theon fucking Greyjoy. UGH. This hurt in every perfect, possible way.

instarec.

Saturday, May 5th, 2012 04:15 pm
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My [personal profile] hp_beholder gift was posted today, and I need to share it with the world, because it is glorious, glorious fanart.

Seduction by anon. [Snape/Moaning Myrtle, PG13]

I can't even tell you all how much I love this. Snape's face! Myrtle's hands! The gorgeous, gorgeous colors! You can just see Snape's hair through Myrtle's hands, and that is so perfect, as is the tilt of her glasses, and her hair, and... well, everything. Just everything.

Remix rec!

Sunday, April 22nd, 2012 04:19 pm
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REMIX!

So, roughly a hundred years ago, I wrote Time is What You Make It, a total PWP wherein a Time-Turner incident results in Harry having a threesome with Regulus and Sirius.

Well, my Remixer went and turned it into an actual story!

Time is What You Make It (the King of Pain Remix) by anon. [Regulus/Sirius, adultish]

This is fantastic in ways I can't even explain. It sketches out the Regulus/Sirius relationship, something that was handwaved already established in the original story, and their dynamic is exactly perfect -- they are completely screwed up, but they can't stay away from each other, and also understand each other in ways people outside the family can't.

I am about 99% sure I know who wrote this. The prose is very familiar, but I also think it's someone who knows me, because this fic was written in a way that pushes all of my buttons.

FABULOUS.
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That awkward moment when...

...you realize half your OTP is also your fandom bicycle.

you must be tired, jon snow )

Here, have a picture of Richard Madden and Kit Harington looking super hot. Anyone with a Tumblr has probably seen it about 400 times by now, but I am posting it again anyway. Perhaps because I have a soft spot for plaid shirts and emo cardigans.

congratulations on your faces, boys )

I finished the archer's bows have broken pretty late last night -- I think I linked it on Tumblr sometime after 2:00 am, and shortly after that, I realized I need someone to keep me away from the Theon Greyjoy tag. I was kind of looking for .gifs of Alfie Allen having sex, but mostly what I found was PAIN IN MY HEART.

This post has been pretty useless so far, so. Have some recs:

every chorus was your name by [personal profile] honey_wheeler [ASoIaF/GoT; Jon/Sansa, NC17]

Remember my earlier conversation about Jon putting his face between a girl's legs? YEAH, OKAY. GUILTY AS CHARGED. Everything about this is delightful.

A Helping Hand by [personal profile] listedheart [Sirens; Ashey/Stuart, NC17]

If you haven't watched Sirens yet, you really should. It's only six episodes, during which everything is glorious and also Richard Madden is super hot. This fic was written for a porn battle, so it's mostly smut, but the smut is delicious.

A Friend in Need by [personal profile] listedheart [Sirens; Ashley/Stuart, NC17]

I think I've read this fic about five times in the last two days. I love it like burning. It's about Ashely and Stuart trying to navigate a Friends-with-Benefits relationship, even though Stuart has tons of issues and Ashley's pretty casual about sex in general. The peek into Stuart's ridiculous brain is wonderful, and everything Ashley does is hot. Bonus points for a spot-on Maxine cameo.

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