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I have actually written a drabble and/or ficlet for every prompt in that fic request meme! This is the first time I've managed to actually respond to all the requests in years, so I feel very accomplished.

Drabbles
For [livejournal.com profile] just_ann_now: Jessica Campion, A dangerous daughter in a leopard print skirt / A Polaroid camera recording the dirt (Suede: Attitude) )
Also on AO3

For [livejournal.com profile] just_ann_now: Richard/Alec, Ever since you left I've thought of nothing else / Been a man possessed by the way your touch felt (Simone White: What the Devil Brings) )
Also on AO3

For [livejournal.com profile] egelantier: Jude/Kit (Untamed - Anna Cowan), Down the stairs the lady came thinking no harm / Lankin he stood ready to catch her in his arm (Steeleye Span: Long Lankin) )
Also on AO3

For [livejournal.com profile] ranalore: Hisoka/Tatsumi/Tsuzuki, Does it matter that our anchors / Couldn't even reach the bottom / Of a bath tub? (Regina Spektor: Sailor Song) )
Also on AO3

For [livejournal.com profile] lady_ganesh: Welcome to Night Vale, I love you, I swear it, I would never lie / But I fear for our lives and I fear your closed eyes (Wakey!Wakey!: War Sweater) )
Also on AO3

For [livejournal.com profile] veleda_k: Hakkai/Gojyo, Now the hard times are behind us / So let's not be alone (Cherry Poppin' Daddies: Hi & Lo) )
Also on AO3


Longer fic-bits
For [livejournal.com profile] somebraveapollo: Gabriel Corbier (Benjamin January mysteries), Momma once told me / You're already home where you feel loved (The Head and the Heart: Lost in My Mind) )
Also on AO3

For [livejournal.com profile] egelantier: Hannibal/Ben/Rose, And even if the morning never comes / My hands are blessed to have touched the sun (Local Natives: Sun Hands) )
Also on AO3

For [livejournal.com profile] lynndyre: The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug/Benjamin January mysteries crossover, Wind out of Oklahoma this morning smelled like blood and smoke (The Mountain Goats: Pink and Blue) )
Also on AO3
brigdh: (Hisoka will kick your ass)
[livejournal.com profile] laura47 asked "Top 5 fanfic authors".

Ah, this is such a difficult question! It depends so much on what I'm in the mood for, and what I've been reading too much of, and a million other factors. Plus, I'd inevitably forget someone, and I hate to leave people off such a list. Instead, here is "top 5 fanfics I've read recently" (in the order I read them):

1. Thistledown by Violette_Royale. 90k Merlin genderswap AU, Merlin/Arthur in non-magical 1140s Europe. Merlin is a nun and Arthur is a knight who seduces her. God, that sounds awful. But this story is amazing and epic, and the writing is so beautiful, and the sex is so hot, and I love it to little pieces.
2. Sing When They Burn by Bagheera. Vikings, Ragnar/Floki, Ragnar/Lagertha/Floki. By the way, did I mention I briefly got into Vikings fandom? Because I did. This story is excellent, and the writing is poetic, and it mixes myth and history into the show in the best of ways.
3. Dans le Défit de la Coutume by Elspethdixon. Benjamin January mysteries, Ben/Shaw, with mentions of Ben/Rose and Ben/Hannibal. Did you guys know there are only four pieces of Benjamin January fanfiction in existence? A fact which I must now concede to be true, having spent days attempting to google up more. Anyway, this story would be great even if it were competing with a larger pool. It is sweet and the character voices are perfect.
4. A Lonely Fire by Eva. Django Unchained, gen, focusing on King post-movie. The writing here is so beautiful, and this story actually made me retroactively appreciate the canon and characters more. This is that rare gem of fanfiction that's better than the original source. (Granted, I wasn't especially enthralled by the original source.)
5. when we lay down our weary guns by GroteskBurlesque. Post-movie fix-it epic (almost 40k), which ends up in a Django/King/Broomhilda threesome. I have to admit that I've spent a lot of time reading Django Unchained OT3 fic due to the lack of fic for certain other OT3s set in the mid-19th century America, but this story is genuinely awesome, happy and touching and so well-written and well-characterized. I did not know I needed this after the movie, but I really, really did.


[livejournal.com profile] tsarina asked "Tell me your favorite animes. (I need to watch something new)".

Hahaha, I haven't seen a new anime in ages. You might well be more up-to-date than I am. Still:

1. Yami no Matsuei. My all-time favorite. Incredibly slashy shinigami angst about their abusive childhoods in between avoiding/being attracted to a magical serial killer. That is a terrible description of what is actually an amazing show.
2. Revolutionary Girl Utena. I'm currently in the middle of watching the anime, though I've seen the movie and read the manga years ago. Reworking of fairy tale archetypes to make a point about growing up and gender. The movie is gorgeous, despite lacking a great deal of coherence.
3. Ouran High School Host Club. Incredibly cracky series about a super-rich, super-elite high school, in which the most popular boys form a host club. Starring a poor girl disguised as a boy. The set-up makes no sense, but allows for the self-aware, mocking use of shounen-ai tropes to great comedic effect.
4. Fullmetal Alchemist. The original! I haven't seen the new anime, though I should. Set in vaguely pre-WWII Europe, this starts off as a fairly standard "I will become stronger!" boy's adventure, but quickly becomes about the cost of war, and ends up so much more heart-breaking than you would ever have guessed from the first few episodes.
5. Samurai Champloo. Silly but touching, two samurai and a young girl go on a road trip across a deliberately anachronistic medieval Japan to find the girl's father. The soundtrack consists mostly of hip-hop, and the series uses a great deal of similar cultural markers (graffiti, record scratching, etc), which you would think would be a bizarre combination, but it somehow works so well.

[livejournal.com profile] silverflight asked "Top 5 characters you like!"

1. Benjamin January. Honestly, I could just talk about five characters from the Benjamin January mysteries, but I will refrain and only discuss Ben. He is described at one point as a "knight-errant" and that is so true; he's angry at the injustices of the world, he desperately wants to protect those he loves, his sense of right and wrong determines a lot of his actions. But he is also lonely and awkward, a complete and total romantic (in both the capital-R and lower case-r senses of the word), and has a relatively silly sense of humor. He is a bit more earnest and serious than most of his family and close friends, but also very kind. I adore him.
2. Alec. (From Ellen Kushner's Riverside series) Oh, Alec. You are crazy and self-destructive and full of repressed passion and I LOVE YOU SO MUCH DON'T KILL YOURSELF, OKAY.
3. Hisoka. (From Yami no Matsuei) Hisoka, Hisoka, Hisoka. I just want to read about him forever; I want him to have a happy ending at the same time that I kind of want him to break the heavens. He is stubbornness personified, the incarnation of the refusal to submit. I love that about him.
4. Sanzo. (From Saiyuki) He is a priest who thinks (who does?) he knows better than the gods. HOW CAN YOU NOT LOVE THAT? He is fierce and angry and cynical and in complete denial of his own idealism and loyalty, but is all the more awesome for that. Speaking of, I need to catch up with the manga and Saiyuki Gaiden; I still haven't read the last handful of chapters of either. I got spoiled with the Tokyopop editions, and then they went out of business.
5. Peter Grant. (From Ben Aaronovitch's Rivers of London series) Not really one of my fannish favorites, but it's nice to talk about something different. He is not a very good policeman (despite that being his job), but is funny and geeky and sweet and clever, and has one of my favorite first-person narrative voices in a long while.

I'll get around to answering the other questions soon, though the original meme is here, if you'd still like to ask something!
brigdh: (SQUEE!!)
[livejournal.com profile] remixthedrabble entries have been going up since Monday (and every day I have been recounting to [livejournal.com profile] rm in anguish about how no, they have not yet posted my fandoms); though not all drabbles have been posted yet, I've already received three wonderful stories.

Discretion (The Trouble in Paradise Remix)
Shameless (The No Trouble in Paradise Remix)
Both of these are Saiyuki Gaiden, Tenpou/Kenren/Konzen, rated R, 100 words each. They're also both remixes of my Lips Not For Scorn. And I adore them both! They are hot and sweet, and I love how they intersect with each other as well as the original story. It's such a cool example of the different ways a remix can go.

Friends (The Serendipity Remix) - Yami no Matsuei, Watari/Tsuzuki, PG, 100 words. A sort of sequel to Friends. This is so funny. As well as scarily accurate, I think. I am absolutely in love with it. I had to try very hard not to giggle while I was (surreptitiously) reading it in class this morning.

All of these stories have made me tremendously happy. Thank you, remixers!

Also, it's time for the anonymous ficathon guessing game! I've written two remixes of my own (though I'm not saying if they have or have not yet been posted). Guess either and I will write you a drabble.
brigdh: (bang bang)
1. True Blood! Oh, True Blood. This show is kinda trashy, and yet I keep loving it more and more. Spoilers for last week's episode )

2. Saiyuki Reload 9. Yes, I am a bit behind. But oh! So good! I am absolutely in love with the whole sequence about Hazel as a child. Gorgeous, and creepy, and wonderful. And then Ukoku! I'm trying to avoid spoilers, but: SQUEE. Amazing stuff. You know, at first I did not like a lot of the symbolism in the Saiyuki books- okay, okay, I get it, Sanzo = the sun, whatever- but as time goes on and the symbolism gets more complicated and layers are added, I adore it more and more. I'm really in the mood to go back and reread the whole series right now.

3. Vienna Teng's new CD is really good. Eminem's new CD is boring.

4. Does anyone know anything about Saiyuki Gaiden coming out in English? I remember hearing a rumor a while ago that Tokyopop was supposed to pick it up, but I don't know if anything ever happened with that.
brigdh: (kill the Buddha)
1. Victory of Eagles (the new Temeraire book): awesome awesome awesome so far. Has Temeraire ever narrated chapters before? I don't remember. But I adore his voice.

2. Saiyuki Reload 8: also awesome. The official releases have finally caught up to the point where I stopped following the scans- out of laziness- which means this was new to me. I quite enjoyed it, although I probably missed any interesting meta by months.

3. Is anyone else reading Joe Abercrombie's trilogy (The Blade Itself, Before They Are Hanged, and the last one isn't out yet, at least in the US)? Because I adore it: epic fantasy with all the standard tropes- Conan-type Barbarians, ancient wizards, talented young swordsmen- but done self-aware and cynical and gritty and funny and brilliant. The misanthropic, crippled ex-war hero turned torturer is my favorite character. Someone squee with me, or else go read them yourself.

4. I'll also recommend Empress by Karen Miller, also part of a trilogy (the other two books are not yet out in the US, though I think they might be in Australia). Set in a very vaguely ancient Mespotamia-type world, with colored characters, and a really interesting (even if a lot of reviewers seem to find her not very sympathetic) female main character, Hekat. She is, in fact, kind of a sociopath, I agree, but I adored her, even if I wouldn't particularly want to meet her. I suppose the title already spoils part of the plot, so I can say the book focuses on her rise from an unnamed slave to leader of the kingdom, with the political machinations, violence, and religious manipulation that would involve.
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)

Remix Recs

Apr. 28th, 2007 09:20 pm
brigdh: (I'm posting this from a coffeeshop)
Disclaimer: I have not, by a long shot, read all of the remix stories. I haven't even read all the stories in my fandoms. But since I'd like to make some reccommendations before the reveal, here are my favorites of what I've read so far:

Displays (I Don't Wanna Grow Up! Remix). (Swordspoint, Richard/Alec, PG-13) Alec becomes the Duke; this is a problem. Yes, this is mine, and yes, I'm reccing it again. But you really should read it! It's very good.

The Fickle Nature of Swordsmen (the blood and scar remix). (Swordspoint, Richard/Alec, PG-13) Swordsmen are fickle creatures, but not without reason. Oh, this story is lovely. I absolutely love the language of it, and the portrayal of all the different parts of the characters' lives is so neat. It's a cool twist on the original that works very well.

The Angled Math of Shadows (Dark Chocolate Remix). (Yami no Matsuei, Hisoka/Tsuzuki, PG-13) A dead girl, a fall-out, and a cold Christmas in Kyushu. This is a really lovely take on the relationship between Hisoka and Tsuzuki, somewhere between friendship and romance. It's a quiet, subtle story, but with a genuine sweetness to it.

Something Like Normal (The Burnt Offerings Overdub). (Yami no Matsuei, Tsuzuki/Hisoka, R) Hisoka's okay with things. Really. And the opposite: this story is dark, dark, dark, but like chocolate, it's all the richer for it. A very neat twist on the original story (which is itself an excellently dark piece), and I'm fascinated by all the implications of this story.

Two Dishes, But to One Table (Hungry Ghost Overdub). (Yami no Matsuei, Hisoka, Muraki, Eileen, PG-13) His fate is in the cards, one way or another. I adore this story. The details of it are so vivid, and the characterization of Eileen is fascinating: memorable and sharp. It's an amazing picture of Hisoka in the King of Swords arc, and full of fever-dream brilliance.

One Bird to Sing (the Origami remix). (Saiyuki & Saiyuki Gaiden, Goku, G) Birds and bees, life and death, and the sun shining through it all. This story somehow manages to be both insanely sweet and heart-breaking. So much of the writing here is incredibly good. Goku in heaven, Goku in the cave, and Goku afterwards.

Hi, Ma (Sunrise, Sunset Remix). (House, House/Wilson, PG-13) Wilson is seeing a man. Wilson's mother isn't handling it well. Wilson's grandmother adds Yiddish to the mix, and maintains that mothers only want what's best for their children. This story is so funny. An established relationship story (which I always enjoy), and Wilson's grandmother is a vivid, hilarious, fascinating character.

Around the World and Back Again (Grace Jones’ Polar Opposite Remix). "Why are you hauling your butt halfway across the globe for a three-day conference you’re not even speaking at?" (House, House/Wilson, NC-17) I really enjoyed House's voice in this story, and the dialouge was excellent; they both felt very true to the characters. The portrayal of Singapore was also excellent; not that I've ever been there, but it felt sharp and real in this story.

Fix (Power Corrupts Remix). (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Dawn, R) Dawn held the universe in the palm of her hand, and she was going to shape it to her liking. God, this story is creepy. Such a real possibility of another way Season Five could have ended, but this is a horrifying trap of how things might have gone.

What Will Be Told (the Gospel remix) (The Sandman, Prez Rickard, PG) The good news is spread in many ways. Oh my God. I think this might be my very favorite story out of all Remix this year. I loved the original story when I read it in Yuletide, and this is an amazing take on it. It's all about how stories change, how people influence them and are influenced in turn, and the idea of adding elements of Christian mythology is genius; I mean, it fits perfectly with the canon anyway, but the way it comes into play here is just So Cool.

Links!

Apr. 13th, 2007 06:47 pm
brigdh: (SQUEE!)
Hey, remember that Romeo x Juliet anime, with the swordfighting and the crossdressing and the awesome? The first episode is now available with subtitling here! (On Megaupload, which I hate, and if it doesn't work for anyone, let me know and I'll try to upload it on a different server.) I only downloaded it last night and haven't had time to watch it yet, but I thought I'd go ahead and spread the love. If you do not remember, by the way, you can watch an excellent trailer here; it's from the makers of Gankutsuo (The Count of Monte Cristo remade as space opera) and will apparently be a retelling of Romeo and Juliet, except Juliet dresses up as a boy and Verona has been transformed into some sort of lovely anime-esque city on a floating island with crumbling ruins interspersed with more modern buildings.

And speaking of love: two people wrote me stories for my birthday! Squee! Y'all are too sweet. And kind.

You Are the Seal of the Burning Year by [livejournal.com profile] veleda_k. Saiyuki, Sanzo and Goku, G. This is lovely and sweet in that totally not-sweet way of the series, and the Sanzo-voice is spot-on.

Scripted by [livejournal.com profile] ranalore. Saiyuki Gaiden, Kenren/Konzen, Kenren/Tenpou, PG. Oh, such pretty, pretty language and images, and so totally hot.

Eee. I'm so happy.

Links

Jan. 5th, 2007 04:50 pm
brigdh: (I am zen dammit ZEN)
Nonattachment by [livejournal.com profile] p_zeitgeist. Saiyuki, PG-13, Nii Jianyi and Kougaiji. An absolutely gorgeous story, with beautiful language and imagery and the tension of the conversation between the characters. Go read!

An interesting post by [livejournal.com profile] tightropegirl on 'difficult characters', particularly Wilson from House, Roslin from Battlestar Galatica, and Alec from Swordspoint (small spoilers for each).

[livejournal.com profile] 31_days's prompts for January are up. You know you'd like to come and play.

[livejournal.com profile] yaoi_challenge is gearing up for the next round of stories. This time they're doing "Obscure Fandoms"; sounds like it'll be a lot of fun.

[livejournal.com profile] remixredux is also going to be open for sign-ups soon. The rules have changed a bit this year, so go take a look. I'm totally amused that I've already written enough Swordspoint stories to qualify me for that fandom. But unless other people sign up as well, it won't matter, so people! You've got a month till sign-ups close; you can write five stories by then.

If you'd like more livejournal friends, go participate in the Yuletide friending fest.
brigdh: (rock on!)
It's a day for reposting stories, I suppose. You may or may not have seen these before; they were posted in the comments to the last post where I took drabble requests. Normally I wait until I've finished every request to repost the results, but I'm putting these up now so I can do a year-end fic writeup later.

This does not mean that I don't intend to fufill the rest of the requests! I mean, it's only been ten months. Uh. I don't know how that happened, seriously.

For [livejournal.com profile] tad_coast: Hakkai, doing his laughing-at-you-but-not thing at Sanzo about something )

For [livejournal.com profile] rans_curse: Twoflower/Rincewind, subtle slash )

For [livejournal.com profile] b_hallward: Sanzo dies. Goku doesn't. )

For [livejournal.com profile] aoyagi: smexy Watari/Tsuzuki )
brigdh: (jesus fuck but Konzen is pretty)
Title: Lips Not for Scorn
Author: Brigdh
Ratings/Warnings: PG-13 for m/m/m kisses.
Summary: Everyone appreciates kisses. Eventually.
Notes: For [livejournal.com profile] ranalore over at [livejournal.com profile] wishkisses.
***

Kenren and Tenpou stand next to the window, speaking quietly. Tenpou relaxes against the wall and Kenren plants a hand next to his head, leaning in for a kiss. Neither of them are wearing anything; the bright afternoon light picks out the browns in their dark hair, and the warmth in their pale skin; a white glare outlines them. Konzen sits up, the sheet pooling in his lap, and they both turn to look at him, Kenren slouching against Tenpou. "Well, look who woke up."

"Anyone can see you," Konzen says, brusque.

Kenren smirks and stretches deliberately, but Tenpou ducks under his outstretched arm and returns to the bed. "He's right." He kneels on the edge and smiles; Konzen apprehensively squares his shoulders.

Kenren follows slowly, complaining. "Don't tell me he's turned you into a prude, too?"

"No." Tenpou kisses Konzen, who tilts his chin up to allow it; Tenpou tastes like tea and cigarettes and sleep. Konzen watches Kenren for a moment, then closes his eyes. Tenpou pulls away the sheet as soon as he's distracted. "But I don't like to share."

Konzen grabs for the sheet, but Kenren sits on top of it, laughing. "Gotta love a jealous streak. As long as it doesn't interfere with my own view, of course."

"Neither of you-" Konzen begins angrily, but Kenren smothers the end of the sentence with a kiss.

"C'mon, Konzen," he murmurs when Konzen jerks away. "It's just a joke."

Konzen glares at him, until Tenpou drifts a hand along Konzen's hip and he turns. "You wouldn't hold our appreciation against us, would you?"

"Yes," Konzen says, but the word loses its force when he gasps; Kenren is kissing his neck and shoulder, calloused fingers in Konzen's hair.

"Good." Tenpou kisses him again; Konzen doesn't resist for long.
brigdh: (cancelling the internet)
Paid members! Get a free week of LJ time by clicking here, in return for the recent outages.

Now that [livejournal.com profile] dracula1897 is over, anyone wanting classic vampire fiction delivered daily via livejournal should check out [livejournal.com profile] gothic_lit, which is currently posting a chapter a day of Carmilla.

Sign up for the Wishes for Kisses ficathon over at [livejournal.com profile] wishkisses. Write short stories over the holiday season, get some in return. All fandoms.

Too busy in December? How about [livejournal.com profile] yaoi_challenge's Valentine Reverse Ficathon? Good times there, as always. Anime/Manga/Video Game fandoms.

Five Books Tenpou Keeps Next to His Bed and Five Things Kenren Brought Tenpou from the Lower World, and One Thing He Hasn't by [livejournal.com profile] springgreen. Saiyuki Gaiden, PG. These are excellent. Read them both, but really read the second one; it breaks my heart.

Rhythms by [livejournal.com profile] rm. Swordspoint, PG-13/R. Oh, man, love. Those of you who have been indulging my obsession with crazy swordsmen and scholars must go read this.


In news about me, um, I am too tired to think of news about me. Apparently arguing continuity of cultural meaning really takes it out of me, or perhaps I simply shouldn't try drinking hot chocolate instead of coffee once I've developed a caffeine dependency. Tell me something interesting about you instead!
brigdh: (Afraid?)
I've mostly forgotten where these come from, but believe me, they're all worth checking out:

March of the Penguins (youtube video) French commercial for a penguin documentary. I wish they would have shown it over here; it's so funny.

Where Are We Going Again? Saiyuki AMV. I haven't seen very many Saiyuki AMVs that I liked, but this one is very good. Plus, I love the song.

The Birthday Song YnM AMV. Hee!

The Big Cities Fanfic Challenge. Dude, of course I think people need to sign up for this.

Tomorrow and Tomorrow by [livejournal.com profile] devikun (Hakkai/Gojyo, PG-13). This story is excellent, but oh so very, very sad.

What Kind of Card is Race? by Tim Wise. I saw this linked to in an International Blog Against Racism post, and I think it's excellent reading.

[livejournal.com profile] lesliaisons1782: from the people running [livejournal.com profile] dracula1897, the novel Dangerous Liaisons, posted a little each day. Unfortunately, it's in the original French, so I'm going to be using the dictionary a lot when reading it.

For the next few days, World Ebook Fair is offering free downloads of all their books.

Links

Jul. 12th, 2006 10:19 pm
brigdh: (cancelling the internet)
Gayleen Froese- who you may remember is one of my favorite musicians, and I've put up lots of her music- is apparently nor dead nor disappeared from the internet! Her website is back up, and features an entire CD for download.

Speaking of music, [livejournal.com profile] audiography's theme this week is 'road trip music'. Which has not been as fruitful as I'd hoped; I adore road trip music, but too many members on that community just don't share my taste in music. I put up my own post here; there's 13 songs for download.

[livejournal.com profile] reading_mix: a community to post reading lists based around a theme. Really neat idea.

[livejournal.com profile] 20_aus: a community like [livejournal.com profile] 30_kisses or [livejournal.com profile] 100_themes, except the 20 prompts are all to be used for AUs. This is the best idea ever. Ohhhh, I want to do it so badly, but I should finish my other obligations first.

[livejournal.com profile] bb_shousetsu's (original boy's love stories) new edition is out.

Red Thread by [livejournal.com profile] springgreen [Sanzo, G, spoilers up to end of Reload 6] Sanzo and attachment and oh, an excellent story.
brigdh: (pretty ghetto Goku)
Blaze by [livejournal.com profile] mistressrenet, NC-17, Goku/Kougaiji, Goku/Sanzo. This story is excellent. I love the Goku voice, and it was written to one of my [livejournal.com profile] yaoichallenge requests, so you must go and read it.
brigdh: (Totally Platonic really)
Salty Dog IV (Minkeura artbook, mostly Saiyuki, with some Bus Gamer and another series I don't recognize)

Saiyuubito (Saiyuki artbook; I've had this for so long I don't remember where I got it from, but I hadn't looked through it until today because it's been stuck on CD-ROMs and then I forgot I had it. But it has a ton of gorgeous art I haven't seen before. Mostly pencil sketches, but I have a secret adoration for those anyway.)

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: (procrastination)
So, the paper that I thought was due next Friday is actually due this Friday, and then I found out I also have a presentation on Tuesday.

...Awesome!

But I wanted to thank everyone who responded to my post last night (even though I'm being lazy and haven't responded to everyone yet), instead of laughing at me for, uh, being whiny and depressive. Have some story recs!

Useless as Next Morning's Sun by [livejournal.com profile] b_hallward. Tsuzuki/Muraki and Tsuzuki/Hisoka, and oh it hurts in all the right ways.

Journey to the West by [livejournal.com profile] geekerypokery. It's a Saiyuki and Buffy fusion, and oh man it is awesome. I'm only halfway through it, but it's still awesome. You know you want to read about a female ikkou fighting vampires.

Un/scarred by [livejournal.com profile] springgreen. Konzen and Sanzo and the difference between them, and god do I love the feel of this story.

Also, here's a song: The Knife - We Share Our Mother's Health (Trentemoller Remix). I didn't know what this song was about when I fell in love with the original version a few months ago, and I don't know what it's about now that I have this amazing remix and someone has finally managed to word out the lyrics. I've got a secret theory that it's about Tamora's children from Shakespeare's Titus Andronicus, but it's really far too happy of a song for that. So I dunno. Has anyone else heard this song? What are your theories on it?
brigdh: (jesus fuck but Konzen is pretty)
I was talking to [livejournal.com profile] ranalore the other night. She mentioned that she was writing up some DVD commentary for one of her stories (which she has since posted, and you all should go read, because it's awesome). And I said, hey, that's cool, I love that meme. I complained that I've been having a lot of trouble writing lately, and wondered if doing some commentary myself might not prove inspirational, so she told me to do "No Missionary Zeal". [livejournal.com profile] p_zeitgeist wandered through and pointed out that, maybe, you know, I should do the story I had the most things to say about. Because she's smart like that.

I looked over the various things I've written, and realized that, actually, "No Missionary Zeal" has several things going for it in the DVD commentary vein. Since I wrote them out by hand instead of typing them, my original notes for the story survived the harddrive crash, which is more than many of my stories can say. It's always easier to do this meme when you can refer back to what you were thinking while writing it, instead of just trying to remember. Also, NMZ is one of those stories that started off in one place and ended up somewhere else entirely. Like, on another planet.

"Thy Faithfulness in Destruction" could also provide some interesting results, I think, and I know I wrote out those notes too, but a quick search didn't manage to turn up the right notebook. Maybe another time.

DVD commentary for No Missionary Zeal )
brigdh: (I do porn)
I am aware that I haven't yet finished the requests from the last time I did this (but I will! Promise!), and that I also have a [livejournal.com profile] yaoi_challenge story to finish (working on it! Really!), but hey, I'm willing to do a lot for a drabble from Rana. ;)

So, it's drabble meme time again! Except that I tend to write more ficlets than actual drabbles, but whatever. Y'all know how the game works: make a request, get a drabble. Anything and everything I know is up for grabs, so be random, be predictable, or be whatever you want. Just comment with a prompt.

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