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]

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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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]
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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]

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.
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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.

flyby recs.

Friday, April 6th, 2012 02:58 pm
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One Fic:

the ruins we have built by [livejournal.com profile] juno_chan [ASoiAF; Jon Arryn/Lysa Tully, PG13]

Here I am with yet another fic I didn't know I wanted in my life until I read it. Jon and Lysa have such an unhappy marriage, and this is a wonderful take on all the issues underneath that -- that he is older than her father, that she is in love with someone else, that she suffers a string of tragic pregnancies -- all from Jon's POV. Beautifully done.

One Art:

Peeta by [livejournal.com profile] renisanz [Hunger Games; Peeta, G]

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Today's [livejournal.com profile] fannish5:

Name your five favorite historical fandoms


snip )

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I was going to do that music meme that's going around, where you list your favorite songs based on an assigned letter, but then I realized they'd probably all be My Chemical Romance songs anyway, so.

All right. Off to finish my fest fics.
xylodemon: (jon snow (ghost))
Firstly, fic:

the ghost between your hands and mouth by [livejournal.com profile] lookinglassgirl [Katinss, Peeta, PG]

I haven't read much Hunger Games fic yet, because I just haven't had the time, but I somehow managed to find this yesterday, and it is fantastic. Beautifully stark and understated.

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And now, art recs! All A Song of Ice and Fire/Game of Thrones, and all distressingly work safe:


Jon Snow and Ghost by [personal profile] daviddeb [Jon]

Jon Snow by [personal profile] darkfong [Jon, Ghost]

Robb Stark and Grey Wind by [personal profile] daviddeb [Robb]

King in the North [personal profile] nami86 [Robb]

Ever Smiling by [personal profile] sorskc [Theon]

Winterfell Bath by [personal profile] mary-chan [Theon/Jeyne]

I think not, Greyjoy by [personal profile] gold-seven [Jon, Theon]

Jon Snow by [personal profile] darkfong [Jon, Ghost]

Jaime Lannister by [personal profile] noiry [Jaime]

Arya of House Stark by [personal profile] jekaa [Arya]

Lyanna Stark by [personal profile] dreambeing. [Lyanna]

Lord Robert Baratheon by [personal profile] awynt. [Robert]

King Robert by [personal profile] acazigot. [Robert]

While I have you here, look at the cutest .gif in the history of .gifs:

robb stark or gtfo )

I need to write some fic and also find a job, so of course I've spent most of the morning staring at Tumblr and trying to make a text icon that says jon snow knows nothing/except where to put it. Sadly, my photoshop skills fail terribly.

Remix fic has hit a snag. I need the current conversation to take a particular direction, but I can't seem to do it in a way that a) isn't bafflingly long-winded, or b) doesn't read something like Holy change of subject, Batman! or Look, a velociraptor!

*headdesk*

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Monday, April 2nd, 2012 02:48 pm
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Remember yesterday, when I was complaining about the hole in my life where all the Ned/Catelyn first time/early marriage/curtain fic should be? It has been partially filled, courtesy of the Robert's Rebellion ficathon.

the lady in waiting by [livejournal.com profile] juno_chan. Ned/Catelyn, adultish.

the beginning by [livejournal.com profile] workswithwords. Ned/Catelyn, teen.

Both of these are brilliant and adorable and full of wonderful moments where Ned and Catelyn are unsure of each other. The first one is about Ned leaving Catelyn to go south and fight Robert's war, and the second is about Ned meeting Robb for the first time, while Jon is a huge elephant in the room.

On the Harry Potter front, there is this:

Helpless by [personal profile] shellydkitty. James/Sirius, Harry/Sirius, NC17

If you're looking for something dirtyhotwrong, this is the place. Oh, Sirius. You hot, hot mess.

Speaking of Sirius, [livejournal.com profile] sirius_black started posting yesterday. I am super excited about this, and not just because I wrote something for it.

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A few drive-by recs, while I wait for a fic to get back from beta.


Where You Run To, I'll Go Glistening by [personal profile] eternal_elenea Robb/Theon, R

This is a kink meme fill for a prompt about desperate/urgent sex and Theon getting off on rainstorms -- and it has all of that, UNF -- but it's also a story about these to growing up together and belonging to each other even though Theon doesn't quite belong. The prose here is just beautiful.

Faces and Names by [personal profile] lainemontgomery Ned/Cersei + Robert, R

I saw this when it was still at the kink meme -- in fact, it's probably the reason I ended up filling a Ned/Cersei prompt, because it was one of those pairing I didn't know I wanted until I read it. Then, I thought Oh. Of course. Cersei's POV is wonderful, and this has some deliciously wrong Ned/Robert undertones, in that you can't quite tell if Robert wants Ned for Ned, or if he's really just using him as a replacement for Lyanna.

waiting for you to hurt me by [personal profile] miranatural Robb/Theon, R [bloodkink]

This is another kink meme fill. I almost didn't read it, because bloodkink isn't really my thing, but the dynamic in the prompt was interesting -- that Theon isn't really into it, but Robb really, really is -- and this turned into a fantastically twisted look into Theon's headspace.

we keep you in our bones by [personal profile] honey_wheeler Jon/Jeyne W, Jon/Robb, Robb/Jeyne W, R

This is glorious. I ship these two pretty hard, in a picking up the pieces Robb left behind kind of way, and this is explores that perfectly, touches on all the ghosts in their bed, and when I was finished with this, all I could really do was wave my hands and say ♥JON♥ repeatedly.

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Also, [livejournal.com profile] got_exchange is having sign-ups for its next exchange.

Go forth and participate! The community is locked, so you'll have to join it to sign up.

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Since I'm posting anyway, I'll go ahead and do today's [livejournal.com profile] fannish5:

Top 5 movies of 2012 that you are looking forward to, whether they are in theaters already or not.


1. THE HOBBIT OR GTFO.
2. The Hunger Games
3. The Avengers
4. Dark Shadows
5. (there was supposed to be a movie about Bonnie and Clyde coming out this year, which I was really excited about, but it seems to have disappeared from IMDB. *weeps*)

various and sundry

Saturday, March 17th, 2012 06:08 pm
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Firstly, some gorgeous fanart, all worksafe and of the A Song of Ice and Fire/Game of Thrones persuasion:

Lady Stoneheart by [personal profile] krukof2 [Catelyn]

Wight by [personal profile] patrickmcevoy [Various]

Tywin Lannister by [personal profile] thaldir [Tywin]

Tyrion Lannister by [personal profile] thaldir [Tyrion]

Ned Stark by [personal profile] manarama [Ned]

Into the Wild by [personal profile] wrenrewind [Jon]

Robert by Chris Dien [Robert]

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So, I bought the Game of Thrones DVD yesterday.

cut for excessive and faintly ridiculous fangirling )

Also, this:



I think I could, too. I definitely could read an entire book of Renly and Littlefinger trolling each other.

shiny things.

Friday, March 16th, 2012 02:26 am
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Good evening morning, kids! I'm up so late it's almost early because [profile] frontbits is poaching my internet connection. She keeps telling me she's doing her online homework, but the muted laugh-track in the background suggests she's watching Hot in Cleveland.

Thusly, I come bearing recs.

Hunger Games:

Battle Scars, by [personal profile] ladyofspring [Haymitch/Effie, teen]

[personal profile] featherxquill linked me to this after I was complaining about the general lack of Haymitch/Effie fic, and it was... everything I was looking for, really. It isn't overly angsty, because I don't think Effie would allow it, but it isn't romantic by any stretch, because Haymitch wouldn't even know where to begin.

A Song of Ice and Fire/Game of Thrones:

I'll know my name as it's called again by [personal profile] janie_tangerine [Jon/Ygritte, adult]

I love this pairing so much, and this is smoking hot.

my mouth is full of stars by [personal profile] honey_wheeler [Jon/Robb, adult]

This is also smoking hot, and it's also 20,000 words long, so it's smoking hot repeatedly.

Diamond glints on snow [personal profile] ren [Jon/Robb, teen]

This is a Five Things fic -- four places where Jon and Robb might have met again, and one where they did not. The first four are very well done and the last one nearly broke my heart.

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I also have some shiny art, all work safe.


Harry Potter:

Young Sirius Black by [personal profile] hitofanart [Sirius]

Harry Potter by [personal profile] gabyd70 [Harry]


Hunger Games:

Hunger Games by [personal profile] daekazu. [Gale, Peeta, Katniss]

After the Storm by [personal profile] chelsea-bee [Peeta/Katniss]

Katniss and Gale by [personal profile] blackfeatherz29 [Gale, Katniss]

Mockingjay by [personal profile] blackfeatherz29 [Katniss]

The Lord of the Rings:

The King by [personal profile] d17rulez [Aragorn]

Eowyn and the Nazgul by [personal profile] deligaris [Eowyn]

Watching by [personal profile] unita-n. [Nazgul]

Elves Leaving Middle Earth by [personal profile] araniart [Various]

recs post!

Wednesday, March 14th, 2012 09:32 pm
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Beautiful fanart I have looked at today, part 876987689609:

(Once again, all distressingly work safe)

Harry Potter

Lestrange by [personal profile] amarantbus [Bellatrix]

Best Person in the World by [personal profile] chashirskiy [Ron/Hermione]

James and Lily by [personal profile] adorelulu [James/Lily]

The Win by [personal profile] viria13 [James/Lily]

Look at Me by [personal profile] nami86 [Snape, Lily, Harry]

Hunger Games

Good and Safe by [personal profile] whatever_lu [Katniss, Rue]

Katniss by [personal profile] raviolillama [Katniss]

A Song of Ice and Fire/Game of Thrones1

Lannister Gold by [personal profile] arkoniel [Jaime/Cersei]

Rhaegar and Lyanna by [personal profile] arkoniel [Rhaegar/Lyanna]

Lyanna Stark by [personal profile] riavel [Lyanna]

Robb Stark by [personal profile] thephoenixprod [Robb]

King in the North by [personal profile] riavel [Robb]

Beyond the Wall by [personal profile] evolvana [Jon, Ghost]

Ygritte by [personal profile] lilyhbp [Ygritte]

Ygritte by [personal profile] riavel [Ygritte]

Jon + Ygritte by [personal profile] monizc [Jon/Ygritte]

You Know Nothing, Jon Snow by [personal profile] marinelli [Jon/Ygritte]

My ASoiaF shipping tendencies are really in display in this one -- Jaime/Cersei and Rhaegar/Lyanna are probably in my top five. As far as Jon goes, I ship Jon/Robb pretty hard, and I also like Jon/Sam2, but I love, love, love Jon/Ygritte. She was probably one of my favorite characters in ASoS, and by the time that book was over, I desperately wanted to read/write an AU where they went looking for Grendel's children instead of leaving that cave.

cut for more A Song of Ice and Fire/Game of Thrones waffle, complete with Jon Snow meaderings, totally batshit Targaryen theorizing, and also some potentially spoilerish stuff for A Dance with Dragons )



1 I stole the first two from [personal profile] themostepotente, but they are so utterly gorgeous I figured they deserved a second look.
2 I really think I'm a Fandom of One with this pairing, but I don't care. My love for these two is pure.
3 Ironic, I guess, since his grandmother was a Targaryen.
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When I woke up this afternoon morning, I intended to clean my house and tidy up my [personal profile] hp_beholder fic, so of course I've spent most of the day eating junk food in my pajamas and blinking at shiny things on the internet.

Thusly, I come bearing fic recs.

Harry Potter:

An Unexpected Gift by [personal profile] bethbethbeth [Snape/McGonagall, PG13]

This is absolutely delightful. The tone is almost playful, but also perfectly sharp around the edges, and Snape and McGonagall's dynamic is spot on.

The Hunger Games:

the war outside our door keeps raging on by [personal profile] novelized [Finnick/Gale, adult]

This is exquisite. When I finished it, I was incoherent for a good five minutes. All I could do was wave my hands around and think yes. this. forever repeatedly.

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I also have some art recs, because I've spent more time on Tumblr today that I'd like to admit. I'm still not sold on it as a functional, interactive fandom platform, but I've decided it isn't completely useless, in a it is what it is kind of way.

Harry Potter:

Remus Lupin by [personal profile] sikuriina [Remus]

Regulus Black by [personal profile] viria13 [Regulus]

Best Feeling of All by [personal profile] viria13 [Harry/Ginny]

Hagrid by [personal profile] lightnightrains [Hagrid]

Hunger Games:

Girl on Fire by [personal profile] patsie [Katniss]

Katniss by [personal profile] mshah123 [Katniss]

At the Count of Three by [personal profile] eldeivi [Peeta/Katniss]

Game of Thrones/A Song of Ice and Fire:

Catelyn by [personal profile] aniaem [Catelyn Stark]

Jon by [personal profile] aniaem [Jon Snow]

Ned by [personal profile] cpatio [Ned Stark]

The Hound by [personal profile] cpatio [Sandor Clegane]

The Hobbit/The Lord of the Rings:

Lord of the Rings by [personal profile] mattrhodes [Aragorn, Frodo, Sam]

Good Morning by [personal profile] lightnightrains [Gandalf, Bilbo]

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