WHY DON'T I HAVE A F&F ICON

Yuletide is DELIGHTFUL. I signed up this year (as opposed to last year, when I totally forgot until the pinch-hits started going out), and then the semester got horrible, so I never managed to write the letter that I intended. I put a few details in my original request, but yeah, not a lot of extensive detail.

AND I GOT THIS:

  • The Ballad of Han and Gisele (1004 words)
    The Fast and the Furious, Gisele Harabo/Han Lue, set during Fast Five, rated teen
    The story of how Han Lue wooed Gisele Harabo, in the style of a medieval ballad.


Set. In the style. OF A MEDIEVAL BALLAD.

This is just so very, y'all. Check it:

He first tried asking Roman
Because he seemed the type of man
Who was constantly surrounded
By ladies very fit and tan.

"The key to getting honeys,"
Roman said quite seriously,
"Is to wear all black everything
And prowl mysteriously."


So fun. So very, very fun, and I am so happy. ♥

This entry was originally posted at http://voleuse.dreamwidth.org/73043.html.

YES THIS IS EXCELLENT

MY YULETIDE FIC IS AWESOME:

the heart will not retreat (1351 words) by Anonymous
Fandom: Crazy Stupid Love (2011)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warning: Author Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Hannah Weaver/Jacob Palmer
Characters: Hannah Weaver, Jacob Palmer, Emily Weaver
Summary:

There is no precedent for this. (Missing scene from the movie.)


It is Hannah/Jacob and the voices are PERFECT and works beautifully with the movie itself. It makes me want to watch the movie immediately, three more times.

In other news, I wrote three fics for [community profile] yuletide proper, and have written two ficlets for Yuletide Madness so far, and probably will add a few more. THIS IS SO FUN.

This entry was originally posted at http://voleuse.dreamwidth.org/59451.html.

Dear Author... (Yuletide)

Dear Yuletide Author,

OKAY. This always an intense process. I have no idea what you might have signed up for, but I tried to make this as accessible as possible, JUST IN CASE.

Crazy Stupid LoveCollapse )

OglafCollapse )

Pennyroyal Green series by Julie Anne LongCollapse )

CommunityCollapse )

♥! ♥! ♥!

This entry was originally posted at http://voleuse.dreamwidth.org/58801.html.

Dear Sailor...(3_ships)

Dear Sailor,

Sorry about the delay. In any case, YOU ARE AWESOME and I am really thrilled that you are writing for me. I am actually super-easy to please: I love snark and quiet moments equally, and I love exploration of the smaller bits of fictional universes--the parts that happen when we're not looking. Sex is awesome, as is mythology.

I dislike character bashing and incest, so we are probably good, right? Anyway, on to the fandoms!

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X-Men MovieverseCollapse )

CommunityCollapse )

SuitsCollapse )


Thank you so much! I AM SO EXCITED.

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VIVIDCON VICTORY

OH HEY I seem to have won a vidder! And it is [personal profile] banbury! But here is the thing, y'all: I'm not sure what kind of vid I want. Out of [personal profile] banbury's offered fandoms, I'm into NCIS, Supernatural, and Glee, but I am nowhere near up to speed on the last two. And I don't even have a song that's been earworming me! All I know is I'd be interested in something gen.

Or a Pride and Prejudice vid set to Annie Stela's Lovesong (lyrics), but I'll admit, the version of P&P I'm fondest of is Bride and Prejudice (or perhaps Bridget Jones's Diary, LOL), so that wouldn't work at all! Unless we went with the Keira Knightley version, about which I have mixed--though mostly positive--feelings. THAT WAS A TANGENT.

HMMMMM. Your suggestions are welcome! Anyway, it's late. I will ponder this more in the morning.

This entry was originally posted at http://voleuse.dreamwidth.org/43327.html.

I am the luckiest gal in the world.

So [community profile] 3_ships happened, and it is spectacular as usual, and y'all, I received the most gorgeous Doctor Who fic, and lovely rambly looping solemn Amy/Rory/Eleven thing that I adore: In Motion. It's non-linear in some ways, and pensive, and slice-of-lifey, and teasing, and practical, and everything I could want in a story, honestly.

(The style, in some ways, reminds me of stuff I have done? And I don't know if that was intentional on my Sailor's part, but it's kind of awesome, because it's a wonderful story that just slots into my brain and the ways my brain understands narrative, which is neat. I generally am quite happy with my gift stories, but this one is remarkable in the way I grok into it. I hope that makes sense--if it does not, please take it as a compliment!)

Go read it! Click on that "like" button at the button, and/or leave a comment!

ETA: Also--I like this game, but it seemed kind of impossible for [community profile] yuletide--if you correctly guess which story I wrote, I will write a ficlet for you!

This entry was originally posted at http://voleuse.dreamwidth.org/31863.html.

OH HATHAWAYS

This will be of immediate interest to the Lisa Kleypas readers out there, because I have received what seems to be actually a mini-Hathaways arc compressed into fic form! Kith and Kin is a story about Beatrix and Christopher Phelan that starts out sad and becomes this lovely tale about the Hathaways supporting each other, and being brilliant and weird, and acting practically and impractically at once, and also, being intimidated by Merripen, LOL.

It's really wonderful. If you've read the books, you'll notice all sorts of little elements that get pulled in to make it feel authentic, and it's such a great representation of why I loved the novels in the first place.

♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

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Dear Yuletide Author

Dear Yuletide Author,

Thank you for signing up for [archiveofourown.org profile] yuletide2010, and thank you for not dropping out in a panic when you received MY request! That is probably a good mindset, btw: DO NOT PANIC. I am actually quite friendly and non-exacting and easy to please. If you would like a general idea of fics I tend to like, I have some recs collected here, and my own fic is probably a good indication of my tastes, as well.

I apologize for not specifying any characters, relationships, tags, or what-have-you on the sign-up form. I'm not meaning to be mysterious about things at all--I genuinely enjoyed most of the characters in the book series I've requested, as well as the variety of relationships involved. There are some lovely romantic relationships, obviously, but the familial relationships and friendships are also fascinating to me. I am a huge fan of friendships, functional working relationships, competence, dry wit, WOMEN, pragmatic idealism, daily routine, things left unsaid, and kindness for the sake of it.

I'm supremely anti-incest, and am quite squicked by adultery. I am NOT a fan of character bashing, explicit violence, darkness for the sake of it, or non-con.

As for my specific requests of the Hathaways series, Immortals After Dark, Stud Club, and the Edge....Collapse )

ANYWAY! If you happen to have any questions, I am going to allow anonymous comments on this post until after the respective deadlines.

THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU ♥!

This entry was originally posted at http://voleuse.dreamwidth.org/24095.html.

the revolution is personal

I have watched ncvids's Harry Potter vid, Beautiful Struggle, six times in a row this morning, no kidding.

Can't I just do this all day, instead of going to work?

ETA: Er, so the "lj user=" code is no longer working on DW? That...is going to make crossposting really, really tricky. Sigh.

This entry was originally posted at http://voleuse.dreamwidth.org/22782.html.

3_ships!

Dear Sailor,

Thank you for signing up for [community profile] 3_ships, and thank you for not dropping out in a panic when you received MY request! That is probably a good mindset, btw: DO NOT PANIC. I am actually quite friendly and non-exacting and easy to please. If you would like a general idea of fics I tend to like, I have some recs collected here, and my own fic is probably a good indication of my tastes, as well.

I am a huge fan of friendships, functional working relationships, competence, dry wit, WOMEN, pragmatic idealism, daily routine, things left unsaid, and kindness for the sake of it.

I am NOT a fan of character bashing, explicit violence, darkness for the sake of it, incest, or non-con.

As for my specific requests of Sherlock Holmes, Harry Potter, The Vampire Diaries, and Doctor Who...Collapse )

ANYWAY! I don't know if any of that is useful, but those were my impulses when I put all these names together. Thank you, sailor, for checking in to see if I have any craaaaazy demands or something, and I hope these notes aren't toooooo crazy or demanding. If you happen to have any questions, I am going to allow anonymous comments on this post until after the respective deadlines.

THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU

♥!

This entry was originally posted at http://voleuse.dreamwidth.org/22101.html.

Fic or Treat!

Stealing from [personal profile] katemonkey and [personal profile] fox1013:

In honor of All Hallow's Eve, I'm inviting trick-or-treaters to my "door." Comment "trick-or-treat" to this post and… well, you know the drill. Treats can be anything that strikes my fancy (pics of fave actors or pairings, one-sentence fics, graphics, a few words why I’m glad to have you on my flist, etc. etc.). The more "houses" to visit the more fun it'll be, so go ahead, open your journal and help spread the fun!

This entry was originally posted at http://voleuse.dreamwidth.org/20116.html.

Maybe I am being too optimistic...

...but was tonight's How I Met Your Mother (6.06: Baby Talk) actually, y'know, good? Like, with thematic AND emotional complexity?

I may swoon.

Also.Collapse )

And finally, I was totally digging on Robin's outfits in this episode. Gorgeous colors, and (intentionally) not uber-femme, but still super-sexy on her. ♥!

This entry was originally posted at http://voleuse.dreamwidth.org/18514.html.

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Nikita 1.01

As I've mentioned previously--having seen the pilot at Comic-Con this summer--I enjoy Nikita when I pretend it's, like, an American branch of La Femme Nikita's Section, because I think the universe fits that way. I can even pretend "Nikita" is a semi-common name! Unfortunately, the re-use of Birkoff's name keeps poking at me. (Michael being, after all, one of the most common names for men.) Anyway, it's decent enough as a very typical spy drama, the final twist of the pilot was a pleasant surprise, and the women are good, and could be great.

(I do also want to point out, on a meta-level, that having an Asian woman as the lead gives me a stronger incentive to watch, just as Undercovers having two characters of color as the leads--and as a happily married couple, no less--makes me hope it will be a decent watch, as well. I want to reward diversity, but I also don't want to watch sub-par shows.)

Anyway, I'm going to keep watching Nikita, despite the small irritants, because there's every possibility it will improve to something I can wholeheartedly enjoy, aside from the Elseworlds/expanded universe issue that will plague me unto roaring.

Also, given every single review I've read, it must have been a tough week to be Shane West's publicist. Snerk.

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Vividcon Auction Vid GLEEEEEEE! [public]

By luck of the f-list, I ended up as part of TWO vidding cabals, both of which happened to win! So I got (partial shares of) TWO vids, and they are sooooooo amazing, but in different ways! LET ME TELL YOU ABOUT THEM. In alphabetical order.

  • Life of Leisure (Veronica Mars) by trelkez!
    This cabal also included heresluck, par_avion, and vonniek, so already you can see how awesome might have ensued. The song is a Rainer Maria one, and kind of fast-paced and heresluck had the BRILLIANT idea to pair it with Veronica Mars and, specifically, Veronica/Logan. BUT! Not a happy Veronica/Logan! The thesis being that, while hot and sparky in the short-term, the 'ship was just not built for long-term, OTP-like happiness.

    I love the motion of this vid, the sheer kinetic energy of it. There is more strife than outmaking, which is SO appropriate, given the premise, and the last shot is just perfect.

  • Wild Horses (Farscape) by dualbunny!
    This cabal also included laurashapiro and faos, so again you can see: awesome. This was a neat one, because laurashapiro suggested pairing "Wild Horses" (the Rolling Stones version) with John/Aeryn, but we also gave dualbunny the option of making it a comedic/LKBV vid OR a heart-blooming romantic one. And she went with sincere, and it was not only meltingly lovely, but also kind of gut-crunching painful, in a good way.

    And I will make a confession here: I am not usually one for slow songs in vids. But this is just so...it's a journey through the series, through the lens of the J/A relationship, and it really makes me want to linger on all those moments again. It's very, very laughing-and-tears, but nostalgic, rather than stickily sentimental.

I am now thrumming with the need to rewatch both of these series again. ♥♥♥!

A Thought on Genre [public]

Hey, so USA Network has, it seems, deliberately set out to create its own genre. I call it "Blue Skies," based on this EW article, but it is kind of that sunny, quirky comedy/action with a little bit of romance. And they've done a damn good job, I think: Psych, Burn Notice, White Collar, Royal Pains (which I haven't watched), and Monk are the ones that spring to mind immediately. I'm sure I'm missing some. On the other hand, The 4400, a USA show that I really liked, doesn't fit into that paradigm at all.

So here is my question: What other shows do you think would fit in this genre? I feel like Leverage and The Middleman are natural fits, even though The Middleman has those SFF elements that the other shows don't. And, conversely, which USA Network show doesn't fit the Blue Skies genre?

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