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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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I keep telling myself I'm done with the GoT Kink Meme, but I also keep finding prompts that demand my attention. Like this Robb/Theon tattoo!kink prompt that has been haunting my sleep. I want this fic in my life. Badly. At this point, I think I haven't written it because I don't trust my own brain. Instead of shameless inkporn, I'd probably end up with something along the lines of my 4,000 word fill with not too much steamy porn but a lot of pining, fapping, and creepy internal monologues about possession (I'm looking at you, Robb); let me show you it.

Speaking of Game of Thrones, [livejournal.com profile] workswithwords is hosting a Robert's Rebellion comment ficathon, for all your pre-canon character/shipping needs. Which, yes. As much as I love reading and writing about the younger characters, there is also a gaping hole in my life where all the Ned/Catelyn first time/early marriage/curtain fic should be.

Also, sign-ups for the next [livejournal.com profile] got_exchange are open until next Sunday. I'm slowly bullying [personal profile] themostepotente into doing it.

As far as the Game of Thrones tv show goes, season two starts tonight, and I'm still... divided. I'm upset that I won't be able to watch it as it airs, because season one was amazing, but at the same time, I'm kind of relieved that I can put off watching Theon destroy my soul for another year. I was telling [personal profile] themostepotente on the phone last night1 that I recently looked at some screencaps from the season two trailers and featurettes, and there was one that nearly killed me, because it pinpointed the exact moment when the tv!fandom will turn on Theon like a pack of cannibals.

I finally got my [personal profile] hp_beholder fic sorted, two days after the deadline. I now need to worry about [livejournal.com profile] springtime_gen and Remix.

The last two years I did remix, I ended up with a finished product I actually liked, but I had a really hard time getting there. This time, my Remix fic is practically writing itself, which is awesome, because I'm pretty sure my [livejournal.com profile] springtime_gen fic wants me to die in a fire. Which is weird, because my assignment is more or less exactly what I asked for.

[livejournal.com profile] frontbits is coming over shortly. I do hope she brings tacos.


1 I probably should have some kind of macro/keyboard shortcut for this phrase, at this point.

now and always.

Tuesday, March 27th, 2012 12:50 am
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Blah.

I am currently writing three different fics for three different fic fests. Only, all three of them are... stalled. I know where I want the stories to go, but I can't quite seem to get there, so I've been spending a lot of time staring at wordpad documents and shouting things like and then they all had sex or and then they had this awkward yet meaningful conversation or and then this [insert plot-point here] happened. It's making me want to punch my monitor, because my deadlines, they are looming.

Usually when this happens, I sigh loudly and have a drink, and then I write a quick ficlet in another pairing or fandom just to get the machinery turning again. I've spent the last couple of days creeping on the Game of Thrones Kink Meme, which a) hasn't really helped, and b) has completely upset my ASoIaF/GoT shipping sensibilities. I had intended to crank out a fill for, like, Jon/Robb godswood blowjobs; instead I am slowly being incepted into shipping Robb/Theon -- which I never planned on, because that way lies madness and angst -- because all the Robb/Theon prompts are glorious and perverted and wrong

speaking of theon greyjoy (here be both capslocks and book spoilers) )

ALFIE ALLEN'S FACE IS NOT MAKING THINGS ANY EASIER OMFG. I LOVE IT.

[ETA:] Gmail just forced it's new site scheme upon me, and I loathe it.

onward.

Monday, March 19th, 2012 02:47 pm
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Today's [personal profile] fannish5:

Top 5 reunion scenes


my thoughts; let me show you them )

I finished the last four episodes of Game of Thrones last night, which was brilliant. I cried about Ned, but I knew I would, and I also cried when Sam & Co. brought Jon back to the Wall, and I knew I would there too, because I love Jon so much, and something about the Night's Watch vows always makes me shiver. Also, the guy playing Jeor Mormont is absolutely brilliant, just perfectly gruff. I'm more irritated than ever that I don't have HBO though, because I won't be able to watch season two as it airs, and the wait for the DVD release will feel endless, I'm sure.

Speaking of Game of Thrones, I was telling [personal profile] themostepotente last night that someone should write a ridiculous crossover where a bizarre Time-Turner incident dumps the Marauders in Westeros, mainly because I want some shameless Jon Snow/Sirius Black porn. It could also include James fighting with Robb Stark's army, and Peter having dinner with Littlefinger, and Remus hanging out at the Citadel while he tried to figure out how to get everyone home, but. Mostly, the Jon/Sirius porn.
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I was thinking earlier that fandom needs more ridiculous Harry/Draco accidental marriage fics. A botched potion starts it, or a weirdly rebounded spell, or maybe Draco says a combination of words that happens to be an ancient pureblood mating ritual that dates back to the conquest of Gaul. However it happens, Wizarding law also requires that married couples cohabitate, so they end up living in Draco's huge art deco flat, and Harry is mostly stoic about the whole thing, but Draco complains a lot, possibly because Harry is the messiest person alive, and when they finally do have sex it's kind of awkward and laughable, and Draco still complains a lot, because Harry is heavy, and sweaty, and so on.

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I got my Remix/Redux assignment last night! I was a little nervous at first, because I'm not all that familiar with my Remixee, but I scrolled through her fic list, and she's definitely given me enough to work with. I glanced at two or three things I really, really like, so now I'm more excitedly optimistic. I just need to figure out how I'm going to go about things. In 2007 I took a shorter piece and spun it into something longer, and in 2008 I did that and I shifted the POV, which ended up being a lot of fun for me, because the original ficlet was about 400 adorable words of Lily shouting at James for pulling a prank on her, so I got to pull the whole MWPP ensemble into it, and sketch the prank out from the beginning.

I also like what [personal profile] laurificus did when she remixed A Marauder's Map a few years back -- she took one of the vignettes and expanded it into an entire fic, which was awesome to read, because it put a whole new perspective on the scene, and it also had more Regulus than my original version, and I firmly believe everything should have more Regulus.

While we're on the subject:

Dear Remixer,

I would like to start out by apologizing for the rather unwieldly state of my masterlist. I've written a ton of Harry Potter fics over the last eight years, so that section can be a lot to look at all at once. Everything is also available at AO3, where you can at least sort through all of it by pairing, or something.

I would also like to apologize for my obvious and frankly worrying broom cupboard fetish, and the fact that all my MWPP fics are really about Sirius, even the ones that weren't meant to be.

That being said, feel free to do whatever you like! ♥


--

Well. Onward to my [personal profile] hp_beholder. I'm going to finish it today, God willing and the creek don't rise, and all that.

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 [livejournal.com 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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There was fic last night:

The Sin in Your Grin (and the Shape of Your Mouth)
Sirius/Snape, Remus/Sirius, James/Sirius | NC17 | ~16,000 words
The Order needed Sirius, but he doubted they'd mourn him long when he finally disappeared.

This is the first war fic I've been trying to write pretty much since I joined fandom, with bonus points for Sirius/Snape fight!sex and one of the unhappiest Remus/Sirius dynamics I've ever put into print. I didn't do James any favors here, either.

Quickly, onto today's [livejournal.com profile] fannish5:

What are your five favourite sibling relationships?


wafflecut )

I watched The Return of the King last night, which I haven't done in over a year, I don't think. It's easily my favorite LotR movie, but I don't watch it very often, mainly because I have a headache before its over -- the scene where Perrin sings for Denethor always makes me cry, and I usually end up crying on and off through the rest of it. The part where Aragorn tells the Hobbits you bow to no one always kills me too.

Éowyn is still my favorite, as well as Frodo and Gandalf, and I still wanted Denethor to die in a fire long before he actually did, although... if there's one thing about the RotK movie that bothers me, it's the amount of Denethor's backstory that gets cut; it doesn't mention is depression after Finduilas died, or that a lot of his despicable behavior was the result of Sauron screwing with him through the Palantír.

weep little lion man.

Wednesday, March 7th, 2012 03:00 pm
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So, I was flipping through parts of Prisoner of Azkaban earlier, and I suddenly remembered that it has always kind of bothered me that Remus... forgot to take the Wolfsbane potion that night. Granted, it was a pretty crowded evening. Remus was in the middle of having a large chunk of his world-view turned inside out, what with presumed!dead!Peter not really being dead, and escaped!murderer!Sirius actually being innocent. I also accept that Remus transforming precisely when he did was a narrative diversion -- Peter needed a means to escape, otherwise that entire plot arc would've gone very differently -- and that book!Remus probably didn't feel every twist and shift of the moon cycle in his bones the way fanon!Remus does1, but still. Werewolf. Full moon. You'd think he would've noted it on his calendar, or something.

I don't know why I'm thinking about this right now. I'm working on outlines for two different fest fics, and neither of them have anything to do with Remus.

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Good lord, Tumblr is a timesuck. If I stuck to just checking my dash, it would be one thing, but the I start spasmodically clicking tags, and then I end up losing whole hours of my life.

I'm trying to decide if I want to take a nap or watch the second half of The Fellowship of the Ring. I watched the first half last night, and by the time my DVD player asked for the second disc it was almost midnight, and I had to be up early. Oh, Frodo. I'm pretty sure you and Sam are still my favorite OTP.

Two or three days ago, I was on the phone with [personal profile] themostepotente, and we were talking about ASoIaF, mainly about how much we both ship Littlefinger/Sansa, and from there we drifted into favorite OTPs, and I said mine was either Frodo/Sam or Merry/Pippin. I asked her about hers, but then I was like 'never mind, it's probably some dead elves from the Silmarillion', and we lost twenty or thirty minutes talking about Orcslash and the sons of Fëanor while we tried to remember the name of the sword Maeglin stole from Eöl2, and at some point I started laughing hysterically, because we were seriously having the geekiest conversation in the history of geeky conversations.








1 I'm terribly guilty of this one myself, so. I'm not casting any stones, or anything.
2 Anguriel, as it turns out. Sigh.
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Day 13

Share a piece of original canon


Good Lord. Just one? I'm pretty sure I could fill a seven volume series with my headcanons about the Marauders alone.

Here, have a couple of ridiculous tidbits about the Sirius Black living in my head:

... )

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