flyby recs.

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

the ruins we have built by [ 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 [ profile] renisanz [Hunger Games; Peeta, G]


Today's [ profile] fannish5:

Name your five favorite historical fandoms

snip )


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 [ 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.


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!


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.


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.

take it off.

Monday, March 12th, 2012 03:00 pm
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This post on Pete Wentz's blog pretty much sums up my life for the last week. I quit my job last Sunday1, and since then I cannot be persuaded to leave the house with a cattleprod. What's that, we need groceries? Call Pink Dot. Son needs a ride home from the mall? Take the bus. Friends are going to the movies? I'll wait for the DVD.

Since I have you here, allow me to recommend some things I read/looked at this morning:

A Trinket, A Trifle by [personal profile] thistlerose. [Hunger Games; Effie Trinket, Mrs. Everdeen, gen]

This is very well done. It nicely explores one of my pet theories about Effie -- that over the years, she eventually began to realize that the Games were wrong on some level, maybe because losing her tributes every year started to wear her down, but she chose not to examine it too closely, because it was easier that way, because she was from the Capitol and so much of her daily life was tied up in the Games.

This also manages to make Mrs. Everdeen slightly sympathetic, something I'd never thought I'd say in a million years.

Denude by [personal profile] faithwood. [Harry Potter; Harry/Draco, adult]

Everything about this is delightful -- the atmosphere, the imagery, the different things and ideas that turn Harry on, the whole idea that their mutual obsession is a naked, obvious thing reaching an inevitable conclusion.

Also, smoking hot.


And now for some art -- all Harry Potter, and all distressingly work safe.

Concealed by [personal profile] achen089. [Sirius]

This House is Not a Home by [personal profile] viria13 [Sirius]

Lupin by [personal profile] ullakko. [Remus]

The Marauders by [personal profile] jackpot-84 [Moony, Wormtail, Padfoot, Prongs]

Spinner's End by [personal profile] ullakko. [Snape, Bellatrix, Narcissa]

I also found this gorgeous piece of Harry/Draco art on the fuckyeah-harrypotterfanart Tumblr, but I can't figure out who drew it because of reblog drift. Alas. [ETA:] [personal profile] faithwood to the rescue! It's an older piece by [ profile] reallycorking -- which, yeah. I should've know, based on how pretty it is.


So, my [personal profile] hp_beholder fic hates me like I murdered its mother in cold blood.

cut at the dotted line )

Speaking of the Hunger Games, where is all the Haymitch/Effie fic? Seriously. I'd read the hell out of that.

I was telling [personal profile] themostepotente on the phone last night that I'd also read the hell out of some Robert Baratheon/Ned Stark, set right after Robert wins the Iron Throne, and Robert is all loud and enthusiastic about it, and Ned really is kind of into it, but admitting that wouldn't be honorable, or whatever, so on the inside he's like oh fuck, yes Robert, harder, but on the outside he's all *sigh* whatever pleases you, My Grace.

1 It's a ridiculous, super tl;dr story. Suffice to say I did everyone involved a favor, including myself.
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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.


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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