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Mar. 17th, 2010 10:07 pm
brigdh: (I'll say it to his face. Swear to god.)
1. Deep Fanfic Thoughts, by Jack Handey by Vali. This story is awesome. I remember reading it years ago. I'm not sure how much sense it will make to those new to fandom, but I love it. "I don't think I'm alone when I say I'd like to see more and more planets fall under the ruthless domination of Prospect-L."

2. [livejournal.com profile] femslash_minis: a mini-ficathon community with one week to write 500 words. The current challenge will be stories about Dawn. COME AND SIGN UP WITH ME, O BUFFY FANS.
brigdh: (She scythes names like herbs)
I am super busy right now, due to being in the run-ups for my comps (aka Quals/Orals/why does every school have a different name for this/too big test). But, having briefly surfaced, I have some things to share with you all:

A Journal of Certain Events of Scientific Interest from the First Survey Voyage of the Southern Waters by HMS Ocelot, As Observed by Professor Thaddeus Boswell, DPhil, MSc, or A Lullaby by Helen Keeble. OMG THIS STORY IS SO GOOD. It is 1800s mermaids! But it is also song and language and children and grief and gender and stories and Just. Best. Thing. Ever. Read this now, people, I demand it. This story makes me so completely happy, even though it also kind of makes me cry.

Speaking of wonderful things that make you cry, I have now finished Season Three of Buffy. Buffy winning the Class Protector award! The class throwing off their graduation robes to reveal weapons! Willow deciding to go to UC Sunnydale! Buffy/Faith prophecy dream (dude, come on, what other show can plan that far ahead?)! The Mayor and Faith's weird but sweet but creepy but awesome father/daughter thing! Also, of course, The Wish, which is basically my favorite thing ever.
brigdh: (Saiyuki + Buffy = yay)
As I said in a previous post, I've been rewatching Buffy the Vampire Slayer with my girlfriend, who has never seen it (I know, it seems impossible). Oh my god, you guys. It is so good. SO GOOD*. I mean, obviously I knew this; I have watched Buffy since it first aired when I was 13; it is my first fandom and my first fanfiction and my first email account and basically just the first thing I ever did on the internet**. But I haven't rewatched an episode in at least four years, maybe longer, and it's been since at least the end of the show since I watched it regularly. And so even though I know everything that happens (Dude, I had episodes memorized when I was 13. 4-7 years does not erase that sort of knowledge), I can still be surprised by details. Mainly I am being surprised at HOW GOOD everything is. Except possibly for the costumes, because 90s fashion has now become funny. Like, we just watched 'When She Was Bad'- the first episode of Season Two- and there are three or four explicit instances of foreshadowing for events later in the season, including even a particularly distinctive and memorable shot/camera angle (trying to avoid explicit spoilers, but if you remember the slow-motion shot of Buffy running into the library at the end of Becoming Part One? That EXACT SAME SHOT is in When She Was Bad. It's awesome). There's so many lines and moments that just make me want to flail, and so many more coming up***.

(Also, man, it is sort of vaguely embarrassing to watch this show and recognize tropes and character archetypes that I CLEARLY IMPRINTED on and have continued to replicate across the internet. Although it's also not embarrassing because I still LOVE THEM.)

We are now up to 'School Hard', and OH MAN SPIKE. AND DRUSILLA. SPIKE AND DRUSILLA. SO MUCH LOVE. SPIKE/DRUSILLA IS MY OTP FOREVER!!!1!****

Um, yes. I can be rational. Anyway, it's a bit strange watching it with someone who has never seen the show, because I'm never sure how much of the plot has become general fandom knowledge, and what will still be surprising. And in some cases, I think that really influences how you see the show (speaking of Spike).

But Buffy is awesome. Yes. I need some Buffy icons. Squee with me, people.

*This post may contain lots of capslock.

**And I saw the film in theaters when I was 8. Basically, what I'm saying is: BtVS raised me.

***The "What's left?"/"Me." exchange of Becoming Part 2? AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH. It is the Crowning Moment of Awesome of the entire Universe.

****Don't talk to me about end of Season 6/Season 7 Spike. I am living in denial. It's a happy place.
brigdh: (Red I said.)
I am weirdly obsessed with Jacqueline Carey's books at the moment! I don't even know why. Well, I'm sure it's because I just finished the Imriel trilogy, but I did not even like it that much, and I liked the last book least of all (amnesia: not one of my kinks, apparently). And yet: my obsession grows. While I go back and forth on whether I actually want to buy the new one in hardcover (answer: yes, I have totally succumbed to the temptation, and yet I keep being vexed by every bookstore I go to not having a copy. Come on, temptation! I want to give in) I am rereading the first book.

Anyway, I'm really only posting to share what I have just realized: Namaah is a real angel! As are all the rest, apparently. I had no idea!
brigdh: (I love me a bold character)
From [livejournal.com profile] b_hallward: Name your 10 absolutely favorite couples (het/slash/canon/fanon) and ask people to see what trends they notice about your couples. Try to pick different fandoms.

Except I tried to do this, and just simply could not get to 10, even when I was counting Spike/Buffy, Spike/Drusilla, and Spike/Dawn* as three different couples. So, I decided to change the rules to suit myself. Because I should get to participate in every single meme that vaguely interests me. Go me!

Name your 10 absolutely favorite characters and ask people to see what trends they notice about your characters. Try to pick different characters.

1. Hisoka (Yami no Matsuei)
2. Alec (Swordspoint)
3. Sanzo (Saiyuki)
4. Spike (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
5. Dawn (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
6. Jack (Pirates of the Caribbean)
7. House (House)
8. Mercutio (Romeo and Juliet)
9. Death (Discworld)
10. Drizzt Do'Urden (Forgotten Realms)**




*I know, I know, I am a sick person.
**Shut up! I was twelve!
brigdh: (You're kinda evil. I like that.)
A meme I saw on [livejournal.com profile] threewalls's LJ ages ago and which I thought was interesting:

1. Comment to this post with the name of a character that I have written in fic.

2. I will comment telling you the following:
a. What initially prompted me to like the character enough to write about him/her.
b. One of his/her best traits
c. One of his/her worst traits
d. How easy/difficult I find it to write the character
e. The story/chapter/paragraph/phrase where I feel that I truly captured the character
f. My plans (if any) to write the character in the near future (which may be more optimistic than realistic, but rousing old muses does sometimes gets work written)
brigdh: (XD)
Is anyone going to Lunacon?

Because, um, I am! So if you are also, you should let me know.
brigdh: (Cute. In a kinky sort of way.)
Taken from [livejournal.com profile] ranalore: ask me my opinion about something fannish.

Because you know you want to keep me entertained.

Am bored.

Nov. 2nd, 2006 08:27 pm
brigdh: (real friends help you move bodies)
Man, [livejournal.com profile] yuletide has 875 881 (climbing fast!) participants at the moment. How much longer till sign-ups close? I wonder if the total will break 900; that would be so cool.
brigdh: (tee!)
Re: last night's House, episode 3.04 )
brigdh: (best thing evar)
I went to a reading and signing by Ellen Kushner tonight (Delia Sherman too, but I can only have so many obsessions at one time). It was at the KGB Bar, a tiny place- or maybe normal size for New York City; the club I was at this weekend was also much smaller than I'm used to. I'm still adjusting to the demand on space- all decorated in red with communist themes and posters in Russian, or some other language I don't speak and can only guess at.

There were a lot of people packed into the room. Delia read first, from her new book, and then Ellen read from Thomas the Rhymer. I was disappointed at first, because I'd really wanted to hear her do Alec's voice, but it meant she got to sing, which she is very good at. I can't sing at all, so I always admire people who can. I even knew one of the songs- the old one that starts "I gave my love a cherry that had no stone / I gave my love a chicken that had no bone".

Afterwards, I went up to have her sign my copy of Swordspoint and told her how much I liked it. She invited me to go have dinner with them.

"No," I said, "I don't know anyone; I don't want to impose."

"No, come!" she said. "A bunch of people are coming. We always go out."

So I did! About 20 or 25 people came all together, but they all or nearly all knew each other- friends or regulars or work acquaintances or whatever- but everyone was terribly nice to me. We went to a Chinese restaurant nearby, and they had to split us to two or three tables to fit everyone in. I ended up sitting right next to Ellen. Everyone hung around for about two hours, eating and talking, and it was really amazing; everyone was so nice and funny and interesting.

But wait, seriously, the story gets even better.

Ellen said something about livejournal, and I said something about it, and she asked if I had one.

"I'm wordsofastory," I said, "But I'm sure you haven't-"

"Oh, I know you!" she said.

BEST THING EVAR OF ALL TIME AND MY LIFE IS NOW COMPLETE SQUEE

I... I... that's really all I have to say.

F'locked only because I gave out my username to several people tonight, and I always feel strange writing about people when I know they can read it. Also because I'm restraining the desire to lock everything; why oh why do I write so much gay porn and not more respectable things?
brigdh: (holier than thou)
Woe! I deeply wanted to write something for [livejournal.com profile] 31_days's theme today, but I am in the midst of catching a cold and there's no way I'll be able to concentrate enough to have it done before midnight.

...I suppose I could write it tomorrow anyway and just not post it there, but c'mon, where's the fun in that?
brigdh: (Bring me that horizon)
Spoilers for the end of Full Metal Alchemist )

And since I've been sufficiently warned off the fandom by nearly everyone, give me some recs so I don't have to search for them myself. I like Mustang, but feel free to throw anything out.

Meme

Jun. 16th, 2006 05:25 pm
brigdh: (*laughs*)
Gacked from many people, but most lately: [livejournal.com profile] daeger: Ask me my fandom opinion

How this works:
1. Ask me one fandom-related question in the comments. This can be fandom specific, general, or about fandom/lj stuff/fic writing/etc
2. Just one question, please, but it can (and perhaps should) have sub-parts. ETA: Ask as many as you want, actually.
3. That's it. It can be as normal or odd as you like.

Remember about a week ago, when I mentioned a story I was writing for a ficathon? I wrote a little over 800 words that night; Wow! I thought, I'll finish this in time to have it beta'd for once! No problem here! And then I haven't written anything since. Gah, I am such a terrible procrastinator.
brigdh: (Sanzo looks good dressed up)
Re: Full Metal Alchemist 32, though no real spoilers, or maybe vague ones for the whole series )

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