I have a Google+ account now, and unlike Facebook, this one will include fannish content (though not necessarily a lot of it and along with the normal crap). I'm findable under my real name "Risha Jorgensen".
FYI, I'm unlikely to ever have chat turned on unless a special event is happening - something about it has always bugged me. I keep it permanently turned off on Facebook, for instance.
According to Neil Gaiman, Diana Wynne Jones, one of the best fantasy writers of all time, has died. I knew she had cancer and had ceased chemotherapy last year, but it's still the kind of news you hope never to hear.
You hold off posting the next story in your fest until the previous gets a set number of comments? Are you fucking kidding me? How is that at all fair to that next author?
Telling me something like that is the surest way to make me not comment. I don't reward asshole guilt trips, even, as in this case, when it's not actually the author's fault.
Fuck you, Secret Angels mods. I didn't care about (or really even notice) your fic fest until now. Now I actively dislike it. Congratulations.
|Random Recs - the (old) skippyfic edition
For no particular reason, I decided to troll the sodamnskippy archives this morning and reread some of my favorites. Skippyfic, if you're not already familiar with it, features Mike Carden (TAI...) and Kevin Jonas (The Jonas Brothers). As befits a crack pairing, a lot of it is light and fluffy, but there's also angst aplenty to be found.
For my money, some of the best recent bandom fic has come out of this community. It has slowed down a lot in the last couple of months, which makes me sad. :(
In the Lost and Found by starflowers
Also known (to me) as "the one that always makes me cry", it features a homophobic gay Kevin and no easy answers. That last scene is a killer.
“No, seriously, Kevin. Do you like Mike? I don’t think this is healthy for you.”
Kevin scowled and said defensively, “I don’t like him,” he snapped. “Not everyone’s like you and Spencer.”
Brendon frowned, looking hurt. “What’s that supposed to mean?”
“That not everyone is... is good together! Or meant to be with someone! Or good, despite... despite what they are!”
( The rest found under the cut. )
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|How cliched, LJ.
I just realized that this LJ newspost actually has kind of been an interesting social experiment. Within, what, a couple of hours?, my friends list filled up with about dozen posts about it, from BNFs, communities, and various random people. And in that time, there was at least one petition written up, a community for saving old fannish content created (and now deleted), and a zip archive started up. If that's just on my friends list alone... I'd be interested in knowing just how far it spread in the time frame between the initial post and the clarification.
(The actual problem hasn't been completely solved, of course, since as of this second it still sounds like they'll be deleting comments on other journals that were made by purged inactive accounts - which would hit various RP communities hard, for one. But it should spare the majority of old content.)
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Did I miss another bingo controversy?
I'm drawing a blank on what the problem could be - radical childfree folk can't stand to write about them? People don't think those topics fit into their personal definition of schmoop? Hurts too much for the infertile? (Actually, as someone who has had fertility issues, I'd totally understand the last. If I were currently trying, I wouldn't be up for writing about it either.)
Off topic ETA: I shouldn't, but I kind of love it when the dachshund tries to start shit with the beagle.
Because the dachshund is a 13 pound mini, and the beagle is a 60 pound mix.
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Put a pair of glasses on him, and Mike Carden goes from "serial killer" to "amazingly hot to me".
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Your characters probably aren't giving "weary" looks during dangerous situations, unless they're from 24.
1. physically or mentally exhausted by hard work, exertion, strain, etc.; fatigued; tired: weary eyes; a weary brain.
2. characterized by or causing fatigue: a weary journey.
3. impatient or dissatisfied with something (often fol. by of ): weary of excuses.
1. watchful; being on one's guard against danger.
2. arising from or characterized by caution: to give someone a wary look.
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|I apologize in advance if it is.
...Is it disrespectful to be amused by the incongruity of an asexual kinkmeme? I know some asexuals have sex, but it totally hit my funny bone enough that I laughed out loud.
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( Warning: long. )
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I just read John Winchester/Brad Bell.
It wasn't badly written or anything, but I can't quite get past the weirdness of the pairing.
Dean and Bobby sat drinking coffee, contemplating John Winchester's love life and both of them really wishing they were drinking something alcoholic.
"I like Brad," Bobby finally said.
"What? He has spunk?" Dean asked sardonically. He closed his eyes. "Allow me to rephrase that."
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You're sucking me in, I admit, and there's a ton of really great stuff out there. But I'm starting to develop a pet peeve.
Adam is 6'1" and looks to be naturally of a somewhat heavy build. This is about four inches over the average in the United States, but in no way qualifies him huge or towering or massive or such. I'm huge for a woman at only about half an inch shorter, but my brother and almost all of my male cousins are a couple to several inches taller. That's a huge guy in this country.
While we're here, Kris Allen is 5'7". That's only a couple of inches under the average in the United States. That's small, but it's not tiny either.
Thank you. I now return you to your regularly scheduled porn.
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( wtf was that? )
Honestly, the most baffling part about this episode is that my friends list seems to have liked it.
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- My dogs ate my cellphone. D: D: D:
- I'm unaccountably amused that Fuse is celebrating Earth Day with a Green Day marathon.
- It kind of bothers me that the minimum length for the Bandom Big Bang is 10,000 words. I know different fandoms have different standards for Big Bangs, but that's hardly a novella, never mind something impressively large. .
: I realized that sounded kind of bad - definitely no insult to the authors or maintainers is intended! For instance, I read Fngs fr th Mmrs
the other day and thought that it was all sorts of awesome. But I noticed it in the BBB community yesterday and was honestly shocked, because I had actually been regretting that it was so short!ETA2
: No, seriously, everyone should go read Fngs fr th Mmrs
, even if you're not into Patrick/Andy.
Summary: In which Patrick is a vampire, with a raging caffeine addiction, photophobia, and a poor grasp of the basics of vampirism."So, he had a bad time with this guy?" Pete asked, his voice icy. "And you decided to help him out?"
"What?" Joe asked.
The motel room door opened again, and Patrick barged in, sunglasses balanced over the top of his ordinary glasses, and took the coffee out of Pete’s hands.
"Thanks," Patrick said.
Patrick turned to look at Andy, and even through two layers of glasses, Andy would have sworn that Patrick’s eyes were far too bright and sharp, going right through him.
"Andy’s riding in the back with me," Patrick announced, in the kind of voice that no one, except his mother, would argue with.
Patrick pushed his way out of the room, scooping up the last coffee off the counter on the way, and Andy heard him say, "Oh, for fuck’s sake, who ordered all this sunshine? I’m going to get fucking sunburned in New Jersey in March."
"He’s taken all three coffees," Joe said, sounding aggrieved.
"Do you still think I took advantage of him?" Andy asked Pete.
"Only in the way that Gaul took advantage of Attila the Hun," Pete said. "By not have adequate defenses."
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*Conceptually, that is. The fic itself was actually pretty good.This entry was originally posted at http://risha.dreamwidth.org/9525.html.
Doctor Who/Torchwood/Pushing Daisies
Of course resurrecting a man who can't permanently die would cause problems. I can't believe that I've never considered it before.
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|LL Cool J - did I just hear you correctly?
NCIS:Gay strikes again. Seriously, they have to be messing with us at this point. Seriously.
From roughly 8:00 to 8:10:
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|Oh yeah, almost forgot.
I have an AO3/OTW invite if anyone wants one.
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The Book of Enoch: the Fandom Wank report.
"You'll remember them from previous appearances in Our Daddy Made Everything and the epic BNF war between Michael and Lucifer that resulted in splinter fandoms."
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