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I've just written 620 words of fanfic for a commercial*. A commercial which is about a minute long, and yet has epic rivalry, homoerotic looks and shoving and obsession, near-future sci-fi, and my favorite sport ever. And which somehow inspired me to write in present tense, which is either due to the energy of it, the sports aspect, or the near-future sci-fi thing. Despite this, I have high hopes. Or possibly that feeling might be terror. Anyway, the fic is... quite clearly not done yet, but I think if I'm lucky it won't be more than 2K or so. I'm tempted to toss what I have so far up on AO3 as is, but... idk, I hate doing that with unfinished fic.

*Link does not go to the commercial. Link goes to the post at fault for my noticing the commercial, which has a link to the commercial.

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Doctor Who has taken over my brain.

So, I've spent the past month or so neck-deep in Doctor Who. I'm not even sure what spurred it on- I've been lurking in the fandom since before series 5 started, and have been meaning to actually watch the show for about as long if not longer. But something (probably River Song) made me finally actually watch. I've seen most of series 1, all of series 5, and significant portions of series 6. I've asked for all the DVDs for Christmas, hoping someone gets me some of them.

None of that is the crazy part, though. Lurking in fandoms without watching the show is becoming normal for me, and so is mainlining the show once I finally get around to watching it. No, the crazy part is that this fandom has me learning to vid, because music is now all about Doctor/River for me* and I am downloading fanmixes and fanvids and whatnot like crazy and everything is Doctor/River omg. But one song struck me particularly, as in I knew exactly what clips from which episodes I wanted to see put to certain lines, and as everyone knows, the best way to do something to one's specifications is to do it oneself.

Anyway, here's what I said about it on my tumblr-Cut because I babble. Also, GIF of Eleven undressing, may be NSFW.Collapse )

* (on a random and not really related note- I multiship the Doctor, but Doctor/River is my favorite. Doctor/Rose? Yes please. Doctor/Jack? Absolutely, though only pre-Ianto [CoE never happened and you can't convince me otherwise]. Doctor/Master? Hell yes. Doctor/Martha? I can be convinced! And may well be, once I've seen her episodes. I even kind of like Doctor/Amy/Rory, though it's... sort of awkward now that we know he's married to their daughter, even if I'm reading fics I know were written when we barely knew River.)

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And now for a new feature* of my journal- eggspam! From pokefarm, in this case.

Party image

*(May be for a limited time only. Or possibly forever. Pokefarm is addictive, guys. I love it.)
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Saw X-Men: First Class yesterday.

And, OMG, so slashy. I mean, okay, I have been an X-Men fan since childhood. I watched the 90s cartoon as it aired, tried to keep up with the comics when the cartoon ended (failed miserably because I'm bad at keeping track of comics), watched Evolution despite my misgivings about it (long story), and have seen every movie in theaters despite my annoyance with the first three. I have shipped Magneto and Professor X since I found the fandom at about age 14- about six years ago. I adore the both of them, though they are pretty far down on the list of my favorite characters.

And yet I have never wanted quite so desperately to read fic about them as I did after leaving the theater yesterday. Not, surprisingly, because they're young and hot (though, mmm, Magneto is hot)- I love them no matter their age- but because now I understand their love a lot better, and I'd like to see it explored. I'd especially like to see an AU where they stay together, work out the differences in philosophy to the point of an acceptable compromise, and, y'know, generally be So Very In Love forever, because, dear god, they are so adorable together.

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In summary- GO SEE IT!!! It's not perfect, but it's very good- even if you're not interested in The Great Love Story Of Charles And Erik, the plot is worth it and the characters are fascinating.
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Title: James Potter, Slytherin Prankster- Year One
Fandom: Harry Potter
Characters: James Potter, Severus Snape, Sirius Black, Lily Evans, Remus Lupin, Peter Pettigrew
Category: Gen
Rating: PG
Warnings: none
Summary: Cunning, ambition, cleverness, resourcefulness, and a disregard for the rules- Slytherin house was far from his ideal choice, but it suited him better than he expected. Follow James Potter and Severus Snape as they navigate unexpected sortings, friendships with Gryffindors, and the usual teenage drama. Starts in their first year at Hogwarts.
Disclaimer: Definitely not mine, I just like playing with Rowling's world and characters.

Chapter 1 @ AO3
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Writer's Block: Around the world

If you won a trip to anywhere, where would you go, and why?

Well, my first instinct is to say 'IRELAND!!' because I've always wanted to go there, but honestly, I think if I had the option to, I'd take a year-long tour of Europe-start with Ireland & the UK, then France and Spain (France has a lot of castles I'd like to see, especially), and then Italy and maybe Greece.

But if I could only choose one place, Ireland. Definitely.

Writer's Block: I'm in love with my car

If you could have any car in the world, what would it be?

It's a toss up between two- a 2010 Ford Shelby GT500 in emerald green with silver stripes and a black interior, or a 1964 1/2 Ford Mustang convertible, preferably in red. Those two are tied for the number one car that I want, but there's a good list of other cars that I'd love to have... just not quite as much as those.

One day, when I'm insanely rich, I will have more cars than I have time to drive, I suspect.

So, I am actually writing fic.

As in, regularly working on a WIP that I fully intend to post and probably even crosspost to a few communities. Which, okay, I haven't regularly worked on a fic in years- what little I write lately is one-shots, or part of RPs with my best friend- so this is... sort of exhilarating and so much fun that it's insane. And the best part is, it's something I can't wait to share but I'm holding back because usually when I share WIPs when I only have a few hundred words written, I end up abandoning them, and I want to finish this. But I am definitely going to share this thing, once I have a proper chapter or two written.

Anyway, 1800-some words and counting, still barely into the first chapter. I keep trying to get to the next scene and instead I write more banter between the two main characters, who were not supposed to become friends for several chapters but apparently one of them is a bit more willing to forgive at this point than he is in canon, which I'm chalking up to him being 11 and wanting to have friends other than his BFF as well as due to the fact that there aren't years of history of horridness between them at this point.

(Yes, this is the Slytherin!James AU I mentioned a few months ago. I'd've finished chapter one by now, I suspect, if December hadn't been batshit insane for me. Still might be a few months before I actually start posting it, at the rate I write at.)
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Ever had a brilliant loose concept for a fic, but no real plot and very little inclination to write it? Cause I do- all the time- and it's almost always a fairly basic idea that I would assume someone else has written, somewhere in the vast amount of fic on the internet. And nine times out of ten, I find nothing when I proceed to go look for it.

This time- and by this time, I mean the one on my mind at the moment, though the fic concept's been in my head for a while- it's a James/Lily/Severus OT3 AU longfic. I'd take anything, as long as the characterization's at least fanon-level believable and it's not love triangle fic, which seems to be the default with Lily, James, and Severus. I want to see them raising Harry together, along with Uncle Moony and Uncle Padfoot (and maybe Uncle Regulus, because my personal fanon says that Severus and Regulus were friends, though not really BFFs or anything). Maybe they run off and go deep into hiding together. Maybe Sev never gave Voldemort the prophecy. Maybe Sev was never a Death Eater at all. Maybe Sev and Lily are Ravenclaws, and Sev doesn't get targeted by the Marauders for being a Slytherin- or maybe James is the first Potter in centuries to be sorted into Slytherin, and, horrified though he is, he ends up striking up a friendship with Severus, fighting to keep Sirius from assuming the worst of Slytherin, and builds ties between the two houses at a time when the school desperately needs it.

......Damn. Now I want to write that last one.

Anyway, I think I was going somewhere with this but I have no idea where, other than random complaining, so I'll just... leave it here and go write mildly plausible AU fic.
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Arr, matey.

Aye, so I figure if I only talk like a pirate a wee bit, I will neither feel guilty fer nay doin` so nor feel silly fer doin` so constantly. An' so, this be me obligatory pirate-speak entry.
Mostly real life stuff ahead, translated into th' dialect o' piracy.

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Anyway, that's pretty much everythin' interestin' I have t' say. Happy Talk Like a Pirate Day, mateys. And thanks t' th' translator here an' here fer th' help bein' pirate-y today.

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Writer's Block: A show for all seasons

Which returning TV show are you most excited to see again? Which shows from last season are you going to miss? Are there any new shows that look promising?

Probably spoiler-free but just in case- SPN, Bones, 24, references to NCIS and Criminal MindsCollapse )

If you are a fan of Firefly or Harry Potter

Or, especially, a fan of both, as I am, you should absolutely read this story.

Browncoat, Green Eyes by nonjon

COMPLETE. Firefly: :Harry Potter crossover Post Serenity. Two years have passed since the secret of the planet Miranda got broadcast across the whole 'verse in 2518. The crew of Serenity finally hires a new pilot, but he's a bit peculiar.

Crossover - Harry Potter & Firefly - Rated: M - English - Adventure - Chapters: 39 - Words: 292,520 - Reviews: 3398 - Updated: 11-12-06 - Published: 3-23-06 - Harry P. & River - Complete

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Untied Shoelaces (for AU Bingo)

Title: Untied Shoelaces
Fandom: Harry Potter
Prompt: Alternate History: Canon event changed
mentions of violence and painful wounds
Summary: Untied shoelaces are bad for your health. Harry finds this out the hard way when he trips while fleeing a werewolf, an unlucky occurrence that will change his life forever.
Disclaimer: The first bit (in italics) is taken directly from POA, all credit for that portion of this story goes to J. K. Rowling, to whom the Harry Potter series belongs. The characters are all hers, as well.
A/N: This is going to be the first in a series of one-shots, most likely- I already have another planned for one of the other AU Bingo prompts (werewolves, which is the prompt that inspired this AU originally, but this story fit the 'canon event changed' prompt better). ETA: Also, please excuse the cut weirdness, I don't know what's wrong with it but at least it's sort of working, right? Three cuts is better than none.

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AU bingo! Yay!

Writing! I am going to actually do some! And I love my bingo card! So many awesome prompts and now I need to decide what fandoms to do for each of them and asdfghjkl; this will be so awesome. I <3 au_bingo.

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But that would require me to not flit back and forth between several favorite fandoms long enough to finish one idea. Which is pretty unlikely when I keep finding new fandoms (well, not new so much as fandoms I wasn't in before because I hadn't read/watched what the fandom is for), but... blah.

Anyway, this is not a post about me having the attention span of a squirrel on crack. This is a post about Bleach.
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Title: Challenge
Fandom: Supernatural
Characters: Sam, Dean, male OC (Chris Newton), mention of Bobby
Category: Gen
Rating: PG-13
Warning: Mild language
Spoilers: implied spoilers for all seasons, nothing specific past S2
Summary: Just a moment of understanding between two hunters.
Word Count: 307
Disclaimer: It's Kripke's sandbox, I just play in it.
Author's Note: This is an OC hunter's POV on an average moment in the Winchester's lives. It's not very spoilery, but it's intended to take place sometime in S4 or afterward.

I bet I could take you on.Collapse )

Meme: When you see this post....

Post a Supernatural quote in your LJ.

"I'm the one who gripped you tight and raised you from Perdition." - Castiel, 4.01 (Lazarus Rising)

(meme stolen from caffienekitty ... or auriliawestlake , as I saw both posts at about the same time.)
That is, a rather small spider. Anyone who's ever been around me when the topic of spiders comes up knows precisely how much I despise the things, as well as how much they terrify me at times. I'm currently alternating between pissed off and terrified. Evil little eight-legged freak.

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Again with the clickables...

So, it's been over a month since I posted my clickables. Which means I have MOAR clickables now that need clicks.

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Mild frustration of the fandom-y sort

Have you ever found something- a book series, a movie, a tv show- that you really liked, but apparently only a handful of people knew about? If you haven't... it is really, really frustrating, from a fandom perspective.

See, there are these books that I absolutely love, a six-book series that I'm pretty sure the author said he's basically done with, and they ended on a pseudo-cliffhanger, where most everything was resolved but there was the possibility of more. And I want to read fanfic for them. And the only fanfic I can find is an utterly craptastic thing I wrote and never should've posted, which is really sad.

These are the books in question. I read them in seventh grade, and spent AGES getting my own copies of them afterward- book six I couldn't find until a year or two ago- and I think they might be out of print, but I adore them. And I need fanfic and there is none, and it's killing me.

Blah, fandom, why so invisible? :-(

2 Harry Potter OC-centric drabbles/ficlets

Title- Sorting
Rating- PG
Characters- Ellie O'Connell (OFC), Shenandoah O'Connell (OMC)
Pairing- none
Word Count- 100

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Title- Ballycastle Fans
Rating- PG
Characters- Ellie O'Connell (OFC), Christina O'Connell (OFC)
Pairing- none
Word Count- 153

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Superatural 4.16

Okay, well that was just 50 levels of heartbreak and 30 of 'boys, please don't', plus a few of <3.

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I'm sure I forgot something, but I'm still flailing and swearing alternately.

SPN 4.15

OMG. Reactions as I watch, mostly- typed during commercials.

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I love my life right now.

Okay, so first off, I love Thursdays. And secondly, I lovelovelove season 4 of Supernatural. And I love my fanfic!muse like crazy because I'm writing, like, all the time lately on this epic crossover fic. And I'm gonna explain better about all this behind the lj-cut, so I don't have an epic paragraph spamming my friends-list.

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I shouldn't post to LJ when hyper. Ever. O.o that was vaguely babble-y.

Shiny quizzes make me happy.

A music thingy, because I am bored.

Yeah, so, I'm having an oddly boring day. Computer's too warm to play games on, but not so warm I have to shut it down, and not much is going on, and I got bored while waiting for a friend to post on an RP forum so things can keep moving.

So... I went looking for music shuffle quiz meme things. (Yes, I fail at explaining things.)

Anyway, here it is. Shamelessly borrowed from somewhere on the internet.Collapse )

A brief summary of the answers, in my interpretation- I am, apparently, a serial killer, possibly with sexual undertones, and will be caught when I fall in love (turned in?), but go on the run and eventually die, possibly by freezing to death.
My mp3 played is incredibly morbid, I think. Note to self, don't do this often, it makes you wonder about very strange things.
And I swear if I can't figure out a way that Character A (waiter in a cafe) will actually befriend Character B (main character of fic) when they've just met and Character B is on vacation- therefore not going to stay for very long- so that I can get to the actual Main Plot of the fic, then I am going to go crazy. Ughughughughugh.

There's no real reason for Character A to even speak to B past taking his order, even though he'll probably end up eating at that cafe every day he's there.(right near his hotel, and has very good food in his opinion), and I really need them to spend time together somehow because it's essential to the plot. Blah.

Mildly late meme post....

Taken fromleskuh  . Warning, may contain spoilers if you've never seen/read some of the series/books/etc. involved, though only minimal ones.

1. List your top seven ships
2. Put all of them in order of your love for them; 7 to 1, 1 being your favorite.
3. Name their fandom.
4. Supply photos for said people.

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I've spent most of the month running around getting presents, or being dragged off to help my mom get presents, or otherwise not relaxing. I like that my work schedule is no more than two or three days a week usually. I love it, in fact, and would love to keep working a similar schedule if kept on past the holiday season. It's a nice setup, really- two to four days working 11-6 usually, the rest of the week to relax. But, since the beginning of the month, none of my days off have been anything resembling "days off".

[whine] I wanna stay home, dangit!!!! I wanna sleep and be lazy and play video games all day and stay in my PJs and not leave the house.[/whine]

Ugh, I love the holidays, but I hate the chaos. And November and December practically flew by, too. I keep feeling like I must've lost days somewhere because there's no way it can be mere days away from Christmas already. Ugh, I want like... a week back or something, please. I still have presents to get, for crying out loud (just one, actually, but still...), and I don't have half as much time as I want.

Kumiko (Bleach OC)

Dated out of order cuz this is just for reference for a few people currently. Also is still a work in progress, as the ridiculous amount of blank spaces indicate.

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