My NaNovel is haunting me.

Jan. 15th, 2017 09:24 pm
lea_hazel: Typewriter (Basic: Writing)
[personal profile] lea_hazel
And not just because it's supposed to be the book I want to see in the world. And not just because I can't help but think that it's my responsibility to make that book happen, for other people.

The set-up goes something like this: Read more... )

Ships that I Ship: Day 15: Duo/Heero

Jan. 15th, 2017 01:22 pm
coprime: two game-obsessed, winning-obsessed nerds (ships that I ship)
[personal profile] coprime
Fandom: Gundam Wing
Pairing: Duo Maxwell/Heero Yuy
Canon Level: Coworkers

I watched Gundam Wing back when it first aired on Toonami, and I was obsessed with it back then. It stills holds a very dear place in my heart, and every so often I go looking for fic in a fit of fond nostalgia. Duo/Heero was totally my bag back then, mostly because Duo was my favorite and Duo/Heero was a juggernaut pairing. But! I really do think they could work well together. Duo would force Heero not to be so serious all the time, and Heero could ground Duo and give him a sense of stability.

Suggested reading:
Knowing by Calic0cat
The Drums of Heaven by [ profile] Sol1056
The Whispers Series by [ profile] maldoror_gw
coprime: two game-obsessed, winning-obsessed nerds (ships that I ship)
[personal profile] coprime
Canon: Good Omens
Pairing: Aziraphale/Crowley
Canon Level: Friendly Enemies/Coworkers

Aziraphale and Crowley are one of those pairings where I'm just as happy with gen fic as slash because the best parts for me are present in both; there's just another level to the slash. There's so much history to explore with these two, the development of their relationships from people on opposite sides to the only ones who can really understand each other and also actual history since they've been there for all of it. That understanding between them is so great. And their banter/disagreements are also great because fun dialogue is such a treat to read.

Suggested reading:
One Reason by [ profile] moony
Falling Rain by [ profile] Aria
The Five Stages of Going Native by [ profile] sticktothestory
lea_hazel: Angry General Elodie (Genre: Games)
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The game's full title is Niche: a Genetics Survival Game, and thank Darwin fish for that, because "niche game" is the worst Google search term in history.

Anyhoo. Niche is an eco-bio-something sim that charges the player with raising a pack of vague mammalian critters, collecting food, breeding, fighting off predators, and exploring their surroundings. The game world's science is a biological grab-bag of sorts. Differently colored tiles represent different "biomes" with different physical characteristics. Each critter has its own genome, where some traits divide to dominant versus recessive, and others mix interestingly, like fur color. A "mutation menu" lets the player pick specific traits to introduce into their newly-bred nichelings, rolling the dice and letting the odds determine the outcome. "Immunity genes" exist to discourage consanguinity. Later in the game's life cycle, "alpha/beta" status for critters was also introduced.

Read more... )

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coprime: two game-obsessed, winning-obsessed nerds (ships that I ship)
[personal profile] coprime
Canon: Big Wolf on Campus
Pairing: Tommy Dawkins/Merton Dingle
Canon Level: Friends

The show is cheesy fun, so Merton and Tommy are a lot of fun. They're an unlikely pair of friends, brought together by circumstance but staying together because of genuine friendship. It's tough one without the other by his side.

Suggested reading:
While We're Waiting by Sascha
A Big Wolf Christmas by [ profile] AmethystShard

Rest In Peace, William Peter Blatty

Jan. 13th, 2017 11:51 am
calliopes_pen: (blairprovence goodbye Sarah Jane)
[personal profile] calliopes_pen
William Peter Blatty passed away last night at the age of 89. May he rest in peace. He is likely most famous for being the author of The Exorcist. He wrote and directed The Exorcist III (1990), and worked on the scripts for comedies like A Shot In The Dark (1964).

While I have never truly had a desire to read that particular novel, or watch the adaptation of it, I am interested in The Exorcist III. Perhaps eventually, I’ll give it a watch.

There was a brief period in 2013 when I desperately needed some older style humor in my life. I developed an oddly short-lived fondness for The Pink Panther films, and enjoyed A Shot In The Dark in particular.

Ships that I Ship: Day 12: Mark/Lucas

Jan. 12th, 2017 11:49 am
coprime: two game-obsessed, winning-obsessed nerds (ships that I ship)
[personal profile] coprime
Canon: Empire Records
Pairing: Lucas/Mark
Canon Level: Friendly Coworkers

I just think they'd be really cute together. Lucas can be rather serious and broody while Mark is much more energetic and enthusiastic. I think they'd balance each other out well.

Suggested reading:
The 12 Days of Christmas; Inadvertant and in Reverse by [ profile] carleton97
Fancy Claps by [ profile] carleton97
cause and effect by [ profile] sin

Fandom Stocking Extension

Jan. 12th, 2017 08:07 am
calliopes_pen: (taibhrigh puzzle to solve Doctor)
[personal profile] calliopes_pen
For those working on [community profile] fandom_stocking things, there’s been an extension—apparently, for either Saturday or Sunday for reveals this time. If anyone wants to volunteer to help them out further, their post for doing that is here.

Might as well also link to my own stocking for (hopefully) one final time while I’m doing this.
meicdon13: (Yo: fanboy)
[personal profile] meicdon13

No words can express how excited I am for this. Saiyuki's my first fandom and the thing that got me into animanga in the first place. I've been in the fandom for more than 10 years and made my first fannish friends in it *nostalgic tears*

I'd always assumed that a lot of people liked Saiyuki but weren't really active in the fandom since it's relatively old and they probably didn't know the manga's still ongoing. Seeing how people on Twitter reacted to the announcement of the new anime pretty much confirmed that (and was very gratifying in a way lol).
coprime: two game-obsessed, winning-obsessed nerds (ships that I ship)
[personal profile] coprime
Canon: The Authority
Pairing: Apollo/Midnighter
Canon Level: Married

Apollo and Midnighter, Superman and Batman analogues except way gayer. I like them in their own right though, is spite of the analogue factor rather than because of it. Apollo and Midnighter are surprisingly sweet together and are by far the most well-balanced people on the team. There's just something about the juxtaposition of these battle-ready fighters being domestic together that gets to me every time.

Suggested reading:
The Business by [ profile] Basingatoke
GNARGH Means I Love You by [ profile] azarias
Passage by [ profile] jemisard
Memories by [ profile] rhyo

Rewinding and Focusing In

Jan. 11th, 2017 02:34 pm
yourlibrarian: Buffy's running and in a hurry (BUF-InHurry-awmp)
[personal profile] yourlibrarian
1) Some thoughts about manic Sherlock -- the series that is. Read more... )

2) A bit tardy, but still an awesome homage to those lost in 2016.

3) Following up on my discussion of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend in the last post, I found this Netflix map rather interesting. It was less because of which states liked any of the shows, and more because these are apparently not the top shows on Netflix but the top picks of quality shows by Paste Magazine which is a very different thing.

4) HT to Petzi for two articles that are revealing about the nature of American life. One is What TV Says About Race and Money. That it says anything at all is already a start since there are few things TV is more unrealistic about than money.

The other is How American Colleges Became Bastions of Sex, Booze and Entitlement, which is all about class divisions and gender exploitation.

5) People identify the most memorable moments of the Obama Presidency. This is unlikely to remain online after the 20th...
calliopes_pen: (kcscribbler Holmes Watson travel friends)
[personal profile] calliopes_pen
1. Jonathan Harker (Dracula 1968)
2. Methos (Highlander: The Series)
3. Edith Cushing (Crimson Peak)
4. Jack Harkness (Torchwood)
5. Peter Vincent (Fright Night 1985)
6. Vanessa Ives (Penny Dreadful)
7. Sherlock Holmes (the Conan Doyle version)
8. Endora (Bewitched)
9. Angelique (original Dark Shadows)
10. Dr. John Seward (Dracula 1968)
11. Lili (Legend 1985)
12. Abraham Van Helsing (Dracula 1968)
13. Barry Allen (The current Flash tv series)
14. Lucille Sharpe (Crimson Peak)
15. Alan McMichael (Crimson Peak)

Beneath the cut, I answer the questions from the following: lost_spook, schneefink, sallymn, lynndyre, graycardinal, dolimir_k, highlander_ii, and SeanDC. )

coprime: two game-obsessed, winning-obsessed nerds (ships that I ship)
[personal profile] coprime
Canon: Miraculous Ladybug
Adrien Agreste/Marinette Dupain-Cheng and all its varieties
Canon Level: Into Each Other, Sort Of

Adrien and Marinette are great because they manage to form a love quandrangle with just the two of them. Marinette (a.k.a. Ladybug) likes Adrien, while Adrien (a.k.a. Chat Noir) like Ladybug. Both the show and the fic are so good to me with so many ways for them to interact with each other and facets of their personalities to explore. I want to see/read about them interacting in all the ways. Ladybug and Chat Noir are friends/teammates with a dash of Marinette worrying her partner wouldn't like the real her if he knew who she was because he worships Ladybug and Adrien just wanting someone to want the real him.

Adrien and Marinette are cute because Marinette's awkward and blushy while Adrien's simply trying to make friends. And then they can be extra cute because Marinette can get Adrien to see the value in regular Adrien (as opposed to Chat Noir or his famous model self) and they can connect as two normal high school kids.

Adrien and Ladybug interacting is great because then they both get to be blushy while talking to their crush. Towards the end of "Volpina" was so fantastic when they're on opposite sides of the door as Adrien and Ladybug and they both sigh, and yessss.

And then Marinette and Chat Noir is the absolute best. Them getting to know each other in the personas that each of them feel is their true self, both of them being able to act naturally with the other since there are no crushes involved. The plot of "Marinette and Chat Noir become friends then fall for each other, possibly in the aftermath of them each having rejected the other's other identity" is great and one I will never get tired of. Plus! At all possible interactions, there's great fun to be had with information that one of them knows but the other doesn't (on both sides to boot too).

Suggested reading:
Two Truths and a Lie by [ profile] kali_asleep
mon dieu! by [ profile] Mooncactus
Just Practice by [ profile] fabulousanima
Fermeture by [ profile] KarmaHope


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