May 9th, 2008

anime - amatsuki - smile - summer

True Randomness (in Fandom form)

[001] Okay, Stargate: Continuum - is it July yet? 'Cause the early review (non spoilery), cover art and promo photos leave me so extremely psyched *\o/*

[002] Someone needs to defeat Stephanie Meyer's Twilight series the way copperbadge defeated Star Gate Atlantis. I mean, while I love the Stargate shows, the things he pointed out were kinda true, lol. And if I can watch shows I like get torn to pieces, why not books that I can't stand? Especially to put some perspective on all the batshit insane hype...

[003] Oh and speaking of Twilight - I actually watched the trailer and I have to admit, I'm not seeing Edward and Bella - I'm seeing *CEDRIC* and Bella. And now the name "Bella" also makes me think of Supernatural. Just, WTF. Though for some reason watching the trailer made me want to watch the Roswell series, especially the pilot, when Max heals Liz. Uh and I just mentioned four fandoms in one paragraph *facepalm* The mind is a scary place.

[004] ICON MAKERS: The Leaky Cauldron is launching an Icontest on May 12th. We get to play with glockgal's art!

[005] While rewatching Supernatural season 3, I realised that Casey in "Sin City" is one awesome character - I mean, in one episode she managed to make me really warm up to her, something Bella hasn't managed through the whole series.

[006] My god, one liner plot summaries for the 52 fics of Blind Go - Round 5!

[007] Updated my recs masterslist for hd_worldcup

[008] Giant SGA Rec Festival - it's times like these that I don't know whether to be excited about a fandom or scared silly. SGA might just be the blackhole!fandom.

[009] I definitely agree with rewritten when it comes to Tsubasa Chronicles - ever so glad I dropped the series early on. The latest plot twist is just one giant WTFLOLBBQ.

[010] DeviantART + Zuko = WTF I really don't know if you should click the Play button or not >__>

[011] There is only one layout currently in the works now and it'll be out next month. It'll be on the s2 style Opal (alpha version @ dude_you_fugly). I'm collaborating with literati on it - not only will there be multiple color schemes (based on that recent mockup poll) but she's going to be doing the graphics for it ♥ After that I think I'm going to focus on Expressive (and maybe Bloggish) layouts with graphics and stuff that isn't customizable (since anyone who needs that flexibility can refer to my older layouts). Instead I'll be doing more graphic intensive stuff - less like minty_peach and more like cartonage/thefulcrum (but obviously nowhere as shiny) >_
anime - amatsuki - smile - summer

REC: Homecoming

Homecoming

My fic commentary will be up in an hour or two, but I just want to tell y'all that this is the fic to read in the hd_worldcup. It *is* pretty long at 27,000 words but it does not change the fact that it is just perfect. I can safely say that for me it's the top fic of the entire fest. So if you don't have the time right now, put it on your To Do list. I only do single rec posts for fics that have blown me out of the water. This is Classic H/D and my mind just kept going, "yes."

Even if you don't read Epilogue fic? You need to give it a chance because it just works.

God, I love my OTP.

ETA: Oh and as scrtkpr points out, hot smut too. I have to say that while the fic doesn't try to be romantic it still manages to be exactly that. All I can ask is that y'all try it out. For me, it was a wonderful read.
anime - amatsuki - smile - summer

hd_worldcup: Tarot Prompt - Temperance

"Temperance may be, at first glance, a warning to the Querent to "temper" their behavior, to cut their wine with water. But it may also be a reminder to the Querent that seemingly irreconcilable opposites may not be irreconcilable at all. Belief that fiery red and watery blue cannot be merged may be the only thing standing in the way of blending the two. Change the belief, measure out each with care, and you can create otherworldly violet." - aeclectic.net

Okay, this round includes my favorite fic of the entire fest ♥

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What have you *always* wanted?

Is there anything you really want to read when it comes to fandom fics - things you've thought about wistfully at random points in the past few years?

This is me:

AU H/D fics I want:
  • A sci-fi H/D fic - with cool gadgets and/or vehicles (like hovercrafts!)
  • A new Draco-centric fic with a focus on speaking to ghosts XD
  • New and *decent* fics which feature traveling to alternate universes
  • Some new fusion fics, that may include other fandoms or just fractured fairytales.

Some general HP fics I want to read:
  • A story where we finally see the prophet getting sued.
  • A long H/D get together fic with Harry and Draco working together long term in the ministry. - Draco might be an Unspeakable, Harry an Auror - Draco might be working with the auror dept for an indefinite peiod of time and might help with research or interogation. He works well with Harry despite their many, MANY issues.
  • Jamescorp fic - actually, any James/Scorpius fic.

So, what about y'all? And it doesn't have to be HP related at all XD