i'm gonna drink that sun

Jan. 21st, 2017 03:00 pm
musesfool: "You think you know Nightwing. You don't know Dick." (you don't know dick)
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Five things make a post:

a. I found this post by Chuck Wendig comforting yesterday: No One's Coming To Save Us, So We Have To Save Each Other.

ii. I'm not marching for a couple of reasons but I have been heartened by many of the pictures I've seen, and enjoyed the fannish ones like Melissa Benoist and this Princess Leia sign.

3. I saved this tutorial on making body glitter gel so spent some time this morning doing that, though I used little roller ball bottles so you can roll it on like perfume. It was easy and sparkly, and so having bought a bunch of supplies, I will likely be giving little glittery gifts to people for the next few months. Do not doubt my commitment to sparkle motion.

D. I thought I'd found a vid I'd been hoping someone had made, but it turned out to suffer from talking throughout (why is this so popular now? it just jars me right out of the vid when the talky meat starts talking.) so really, someone should make a Star Wars ladies vid to "Castle" without any dialogue to interfere.

5. For the January talking meme, [personal profile] innie_darling asked me If you could, right now, create a TV show and have complete control (it would either be you or people you've picked) over the writing, casting, directing, etc., what would that show be?

I've thought about this a lot and while there are no really original ideas I want, and without repeating the Gotham Central and Blue Beetle ideas, I thought about an Organa family political style drama, and a live action show where we see Ahsoka's life between the end of the novel and the beginning of Rebels, but what I really want (and I kind of can't decide between them) is this:

♦ "Does Whatever a Spider Can!" with Peter Parker as a married 30yo high school bio teacher trying to keep body and soul together while he mentors Miles Morales and Anya Sofia Corazon as teenage superheroes, since no one else is willing to do it. There could be appearances by the Young Avengers and Rikki Barnes. ELI COULD BE A RECURRING CHARACTER. but mostly it would be Peter and Miles trying to get through the day as teacher and student and be superheroes at night while working in a world that doesn't really appreciate them. I would keep Andrew Garfield as Peter and find a new kid to be Miles, and film it in Queens as it should be filmed. Maybe let Greg Weisman write it, since he seemed to get Spidey in Spectacular Spider-Man?

♦ "Keeping Up with the Waynes," the Batfamily hangout sitcom, probably centered on Alfred's POV, with Bruce (played by Jon Hamm) sort of an occasional presence, but really more concerned with various Batgirls and Robins in their various incarnations and split between stately Wayne Manor and the Wayne Tower penthouse/bunker, featuring Dick, Babs, Jason, Tim, Steph, Cass, Damian, and Duke, with occasional appearances by other characters - Tam and Lucius Fox, Helena and Dinah, Kate and Renee, Maps Mizoguchi, Kon and Bart, etc. But not focused on the superheroics. Like, maybe there'd be some detective work, but it'd mostly be in the background as they ate waffles and complained about having to get bloodstains out of leather and write papers/attend galas/run Wayne Enterprises etc. with Alfred watching over them benevolently. We'd see Dick as the society darling of the paparazzi, Steph and Jason both in school - Steph unsure of a path or major or even why she's there at all, but Jason studying sociology and planning to be a social worker, Tim having long since graduated and running Wayne Enterprises, Babs as Oracle, and Cass in her ballet classes and maybe working with little kids somehow, Damian's disdain for school and the series of hilariously escalating notes he forges to get him out of class.

I feel like the dialogue here should be Sorkin-y, so let Sorkin write it but have someone else direct and run the show, but have it be separate from the Berlanti-verse shows, so it could be its own thing.

Not terribly original, but definitely fun if done right! *g*


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Jan. 20th, 2017 10:20 pm
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Our Revolution by Bernie Sanders is on sale for 3.99 on kindle today.

(There's other stuff for sale, but this was the only good one lol)

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Jan. 20th, 2017 02:47 pm
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Round Six of Smallfandombang/[community profile] smallfandombang, the big bang for small fandoms, is open for Artist Sign-ups!

Event Date(s)
Author Sign-ups: September 1 - October 31, 2016
Artist Sign-ups: November 1, 2016 - January 31, 2017
Author Check-In #1: November 1-7, 2016
Author Check-In #2: December 1-7, 2016
Author Check-In #3: January 1-7, 2017
Artist Check-In #1: January 1-7, 2017
Rough Draft Due: January 31, 2017
Artist Claiming: February 7 - February 13, 2017
Matching Reveal: February 14, 2017
Author Check-In #4: March 8-14, 2017
Artist Check-In #2: March 8-14, 2017
Final Drafts (Fic & Art) Due: March 31, 2017
Posting Date Sign-Ups: April 1 - April 4, 2017
Posting Period: April 5 - April 30, 2017

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Jan. 20th, 2017 02:46 pm
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Description: [community profile] artfeverfest is a multifandom fanart exchange. All fandoms, ships, characters, and artists (including graphic artists) are welcome! Participants are matched to each other based on ships and characters.

Nominations: Feb 1st - 10th
Sign-Ups: Feb 13th - 22nd
Assignments Due: Mar 31st
Art Reveals: Apr 8th
Artist Reveals: Apr 15th

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Jan. 20th, 2017 02:44 pm
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The LGBT rights and climate change pages of the Whitehouse.gov are gone.

No words.

you gave me nothing at all

Jan. 20th, 2017 12:10 pm
musesfool: xander hugs willow (this is redemption)
[personal profile] musesfool
I basically wanted to call in sick and stay in bed today because of the inauguration. I've had terrible sleep and anxiety dreams all week and I started crying when the news talked about the Obamas leaving the White House.

I set up monthly donations to the SPLC, ACLU, and Planned Parenthood, so there's that at least. I just keep thinking I'll wake up from this bizarro trumpistan nightmare but no, this is apparently reality now and I don't like it. I don't like it at all.

I guess there's also this perfectly timed January talking meme question: What's a favorite comfort food for you? from [personal profile] grammarwoman

Pastina! I may make it for dinner tonight. It's tiny star shaped pasta cooked in chicken broth and when the pastina is cooked (it doesn't take very long, maybe 4 minutes?), you crack an egg into the pot and then add parmesan cheese and stir until it's all cooked and delicious. It's basically the simplest, blandest baby food you can imagine, and therefore supremely comforting and filling, especially since my mother and grandmother used to make it for us whenever we were sick.

Other super comforting foods: pancakes, a toasted bagel with cream cheese, grilled cheese and a can of Doc Brown's cream soda. A big mug of hot chocolate with a dollop of whipped cream floating on top.

musesfool: coach & mrs. coach (marriage of true minds)
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Well, yesterday I remembered reading Wednesday, which I don't usually do in weeks where I have Monday off, and totally blanked on the talking meme! So here's yesterday's question today:

[personal profile] yiskah asked, What do you think are the common features of a) the things you become fannish about, and / or b) the pairings you ship?

As always, the question is, what does "fannish" mean in this context? And here I will talk about things I've been fannish about in terms of discussing/posting about/enthusing ad nauseam to the uninterested in person but not actually producing much in the way of fan activity beyond post-episode posts.

For A, it's definitely relationship dynamics + a lot of space in the story to fit stuff in. I was going to say "shipping" but that's not necessarily the case, given how much gen I've written for certain fandoms (e.g., Firefly, Star Wars, SPN), though even there I do tend to write ship fic sometimes. It's just the family (found or blood or both) stuff tends to interest me more.

But there definitely have to be holes somewhere - if I'm generally emotionally satisfied with the canon (and haven't sparked for an OTP; if I do fall hard for a ship, I will generally produce fic for it, though not always - see below about The West Wing), I might write one or two things I need to see but since here doesn't seem to be anything major lacking for me, I don't spend a lot of time trying to produce whatever it is I need - see BSG or FNL or even HLOTS, for which I've sporadically produced a story or two, and which I definitely feel fannish about, but for which I don't really need much other than canon to be content. I mean, they're not perfect shows! But they gave me what I wanted, mostly, and so I don't really need to write fic for them. (Otoh, the West Wing...my old hard drive was littered with unfinished attempts at Josh/Donna because the show withheld it from me for SIX AND HALF SEASONS and I WANTED IT. But I never managed to do it, being distracted by other things, and then it was canon and I was good.)

(Otoh, for years and years and years I never wrote Star Wars fic, at least, not for public consumption, and now I do, so. Who knows?)

As for B) pairings, there is definitely a set of dynamics that generally tend to capture my interest - best friends to lovers, especially in m/m pairings (e.g., Tim/Kon, Steve/Bucky, Sirius/Remus, Achilles/Patroclus, Danny/Rusty), and bickery partners who fall in love (e.g., Han/Leia, Josh/Donna, Ron/Hermione, Aravis/Shasta, Luke/Lorelai, Max/Alec) with m/f pairings. I also, as is apparent here, love battle couples a lot. (Bucky/Natasha!!! Kaz/Inej!!!) *hands*

Interestingly enough, one of my earliest OTPs fits into both categories: Legolas/Gimli! I didn't know what shipping was when I was nine, but I was doing it. And I think you can certainly see the influence Han/Leia and Aravis/Shasta had (not to mention Nick and Nora Charles) on my pairing preferences. Even the m/m BFF-to-lovers pairings tend to be kind of bickery/bantery. (see reboot Trek Kirk/McCoy!) Insults as endearments is my favorite! When Steve and Bucky exchanged "punk / jerk" in CATFA, I was lost. (Though I never quite shipped Sam/Dean in SPN, I wrote a lot of it, and the "jerk / bitch" exchange was a similar light bulb moment for me.)

Also, if there can be some kind of tragic separation and then a reunion, I am a sucker for that (e.g., Sirius/Remus, Steve/Bucky).

I mean, there are other dynamics I tend to be really into (broken older man/special younger girl - Logan/Rogue, Mal/River, Nick/Cassie; Awesome Marrieds like Coach and Mrs. Coach or Jed/Abbey or Blip and Evelyn), but those don't come along nearly as often. And there are outliers, of course, things I ship that don't really fit any of these dynamics. But these are the main ones.

moetushie: Beaton cartoon - a sexy revolution. (Default)
[personal profile] moetushie
the last word (from your lips to my hips) (8765 words) by havisham
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Free!
Rating: Explicit
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Matsuoka Rin/Yamazaki Sousuke, Nanase Haruka/Tachibana Makoto (background), Family Relationships
Characters: Matsuoka Rin, Yamazaki Sousuke, Matsuoka Gou, Nanase Haruka
Additional Tags: Matsuoka Rin: Confirmed Sex Idiot, Friends to Lovers, Future Fic, Reunions, Separations, Day At The Beach, One Shot, Competitive Mastubation (Past)

A decade out of high school, Rin is a world-class swimmer with an amazing life. But a chance encounter with an old friend makes him reconsider both the past and the future. Never one to hesitate, Rin takes the opportunity and swims runs with it.

The only way out of sports anime hell is through sports anime hell.
musesfool: ultimate spider-man (what a good boy)
[personal profile] musesfool
Last night, I tried the Q going home, well, the 1 to the Q, and I got on the 1 at 5:30 pm and I walked in my door at 6:06 pm, so that is a lot faster than any other route home (even the dreaded 4,5,6) because it includes a lot less walking to and from the station on both ends. I will definitely be adding it to my repertoire of routes. Though the major downside is having to switch at Times Square. And also it cuts into my reading time. But worth it for other reasons, especially in bad weather or if I'm in a hurry.


Last night's Rangers-Stars game was...something. I don't even know what. Does Hank have the yips? Is that what's happening here? Though if that final power play had been longer than 12 seconds, who knows? The Rangers might have tied it at SEVEN WTF? [tumblr.com profile] angelgazing and I were freaking out about it to each other, since she is a Stars fan. (Being the weary, longtime Rangers fan that I am, I was like, "Your team is still winning, you will win, trust me." and I was, sadly, right.) And I like the Stars just fine. When they are not playing the Rangers. Just. What the hell, guys? What the hell?


What I'm reading Wednesday:

What I've just finished
Song of Spider-Man: The Inside Story of the Most Controversial Musical in Broadway History by Glen Berger, which is pretty entertaining, though nobody comes off well, least of all the author. Maybe the Edge made it out okay. He seemed reasonable, compared to everyone else. I mean, Bono's gonna Bono, but the Edge seems like a somewhat sensible guy.

[personal profile] skygiants has a much more entertaining review here (as well as a review of the actual show here, which I highly recommend reading, but not while you are eating or drinking, because you'll be laughing too hard for that to be safe).

I guess what I don't understand is why there wasn't anyone involved who was an actual, you know, FAN of Spider-Man. I mean, if you're going to spend six years and many many millions of dollars on a musical about him, and you're not Marvel Studios actual, why would you do that? I mean, I think the answer is, Julie Taymor wanted to do a musical about Arachne where it wasn't about hubris at all, which is...different, and would have probably worked better than trying to graft that onto Spider-Man, which is about, well, great power being accompanied by great responsibility. (Which apparently no one even SAYS in the show!!!) (I also don't understand why everyone thought having her co-write this was a great idea based on her other work, all of which seems to be adaptation instead of writing original material, if they weren't going to adapt an actual Spider-Man story, because it sounds like they didn't even really do the Uncle Ben part right. Not that they needed to do an origin story! But if they were, which they did, then why? I just have so many questions.)

Mostly it sounds like a lot of ego and very little sense was involved. And yet Berger still couldn't quite accept that it was ALL ABOUT HUBRIS.

What I'm reading now
Bride of the Rat God by Barbara Hambly. I just started it this morning, based on recs from a few of you, iirc. Watching Singin' in the Rain made me a little hungry for stories about Hollywood in the 20s, and it fits the bill, so we'll see how that goes.

What I"m reading next
I do not know! I do want to fill up my library hold list again, though, so I can be surprised in future installments of this meme. *g*


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Jan. 18th, 2017 10:25 am
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Nominations close: Tues 24th Jan, 07:59 UTC
Sign ups close: Weds 1st Feb, 07:59 UTC
Assignments sent by: Sat 4th Feb, 07:59 UTC
Assignments due: Sat 1st Apr, 06:59 UTC
Works revealed: Sat 8th Apr, 06:59 UTC
Authors revealed: Sat 15th Apr, 06:59 UTC

(All these times are the UTC equivalent of just before midnight Pacific time on the previous calendar day.)

A03 collection

my first meme of 2017: it rhymes!

Jan. 17th, 2017 06:28 pm
moetushie: Beaton cartoon - a sexy revolution. (Default)
[personal profile] moetushie
Taken from Naraht, and because I'm struggling to produce something pretty trope-tastic for Chocolate Box right now:

Comment with a fanfic trope, and I will tell you:
• how likely I am to write it
• what character(s) or pairing I’d most likely write it for

he said things he hadn't said before

Jan. 17th, 2017 10:15 am
musesfool: darth vader saying "He said what about his sister? Gross." (he said what about his sister?)
[personal profile] musesfool
So I posted a story last evening:

No Exit (@ AO3)
Star Wars; Darth Vader/Ahsoka Tano; adult; 2,525 words
Ahsoka promised not to leave him again and Vader was going to hold her to it.

Contains nonconsensual and highly dubiously consensual sex, inappropriate uses of the Force, and nonconsensual breathplay (i.e., Force choking).

None of it is particularly graphic but it is creepy and fucked up. At least I hope it is. That's what I was aiming for. I also hope the warnings are sufficient. I took out "Stockholm syndrome" on consideration, because despite her...willingness to believe she could reach him, Ahsoka never comes around to Vader's POV, and she always has her own agenda. (I also feel like this is an example of Vader's inability to own his own actions. She promised not to leave and she's keeping that promise, but if he kills her, she's gone, so then the promise is broken and he'll blame her for that despite it being his own fault. *hands* Maybe she makes a daring escape after the story ends. That's what I'd like to believe. *g* But the story had to end on his realization, I think. He couldn't let it go on indefinitely. But I couldn't write him actually killing her.)


In other news, I used some of my Christmas money to order some cardigans and long sleeved T-shirts, so that I can be appropriate but not overheated at work. So many older ladies' style choices have become clear to me now! All hail the twin set, which allows for layering while looking professional. I also bought a couple of cute sparkly bracelets and earrings.


So this morning I tried out the Q for my daily commute and it was great. I mean, I still don't know which end of the platform serves me best for a quick change to the 1 at Times Square, and I lost about five minutes in Times Square because I wasn't at the best place to get to the 1, but it still only took about 35 minutes total travel time, which is amazing, and could be useful for mornings when I'm running late, or the weather is really bad. Of course, that was with everything running smoothly. I even got a seat on both trains, which I didn't expect. So it's nice to know that it's an option.


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Jan. 17th, 2017 04:26 am
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Presenting: The Fire Emblem Fanfiction Awards! YOU nominate your favorite fic or author in one of our many categories up until 1/30/2017. Then, a team of judges will pick up to 5 nominees for each category, on which the fandom can then vote. The dates for this vote will be announced later.
moetushie: (irrepressible bad boy bucky)
[personal profile] moetushie
I guess it's not surprising that of all the possible ships available on Free! I would gravitate towards the one that has the long-separated childhood friends who become roommates at an all-boys prep school, who are explicitly said to be the only ones who can truly *understand* each other, who are *one soul in two bodies* (which is why they fight constantly, they don't have enough soul between them to go around), and ends with one boy sacrificing his body for the his friend's dreams.

Like. I didn't ask for this! I sighed up for muscles and fluff, and ended up with sadness. As per usual.

ETA: I'm still looking for a beta for my fic for them, if anyone's interested. *nudges dirt with her foot*
musesfool: Ahsoka Tano (my power's turned on)
[personal profile] musesfool
No Exit
Star Wars; Darth Vader/Ahsoka Tano; adult; 2,525 words
Ahsoka promised not to leave him again and Vader was going to hold her to it.

Contains nonconsensual and highly dubiously consensual sex, inappropriate uses of the Force, and nonconsensual breathplay (i.e., Force choking). Written for the West Wing title project. Thanks to [tumblr.com profile] silveronthetree for handholding.

Or read it at the AO3.

No Exit )

musesfool: josh/donna (i wouldn't stop for red lights)
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What's Next? = Lin-Manuel Miranda and the West Wing. I might have teared up a little.


January talking meme: [personal profile] grammarwoman said, Of the shows you're watching now, list a few OTPs and NOTPs. Or if TPs aren't your thing, plots you're hoping for and against.

Hmm... I am definitely an OTP(/NOTP) kind of person, though I feel like the only real OTP I have right now for stuff I watch, in the sense that I absolutely cannot conceive of them being with other people, is Blip/Evelyn on Pitch. They're like Coach and Mrs. Coach, and I do not want them broken up ever, even if i"m not particularly involved in fannish activities about the show (um, I still haven't watched the final two episodes so please don't tell me they break up in them or something! that would be terrible.). Oh, and Xiomara/Rogelio on Jane the Virgin, but I'm also willing to see where the show goes with them being apart for now.

In terms of pairings I ship wholeheartedly, Kanan/Hera on Star Wars Rebels, definitely, and Jake/Amy on Brooklyn Nine Nine. I'm actually really impressed with how much they've made me love Jake/Amy because I was so not here for that when I started watching the show (and I do still occasionally long for Amy/Rosa). I've sort of fallen away from watching Arrow but I still ship Olicity, despite the missteps from the writers, and I'm on board with Alex/Maggie on Supergirl, absolutely.

I guess my real NOTP right now in terms of TV is Kara/Mon-El on Supergirl. Like, why? Why do that? I still don't understand anything about why they ditched Kara/James as a couple, and it makes me question the writers a lot.




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