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Nicked from [livejournal.com profile] ilovetakahana

1. Think of up to 20 ships you support.
2. List them using descriptions of the characters involved rather than their names.
3. Have your f-list guess as many of the ships as they can.
4. Fandom hints will be given if asked in the comments.

a.) loud, acts ditzy, eats hamburgers constantly/hair-trigger temper, can't hold his liquor, tea-drinking [America/England, Hetalia, guessed by [livejournal.com profile] _profiterole_]
b.) smuggler turned information broker/elite mercenary exiled from her homeworld (if someone gets this, I will love you; if you ship it, I will want to fangirl over them with you) [Talon Karrde/Shada D'ukal, Star Wars Expanded Universe, guessed by [livejournal.com profile] ilovetakahana and [livejournal.com profile] laria_gwyn]
c.) he used to be a spy/she's his trigger-happy ex-girlfriend [Michael/Fiona, Burn Notice, guessed by [livejournal.com profile] laria_gwyn]
d.) half-demon, is thwarted at every turn when he tries to redeem himself/modern-day witch who seems to be in love with love
e.) candy-loving trickster/moody younger brother [Gabriel/Sam, Supernatural, guessed by [livejournal.com profile] der_jemand]
f.) grouchy, coffee-addicted lead investigator/coffee-addicted, career-focused administrator (there is someone on my flist who has no excuse not to know this) [Jenny/Gibbs, NCIS, guessed by [livejournal.com profile] ilovetakahana]
g.) immortal, fixed point/majorly over-qualified coffee boy/cop turned secret agent [Jack/Ianto/Gwen, Torchwood, guessed by[livejournal.com profile] _profiterole_]
h.) jerk with a very hidden decent side/shy computer genius [Owen/Tosh, Torchwood, guessed by [livejournal.com profile] der_jemand]
i.) never noticed by anyone or else mistaken for his brother/insanely loudmouthed and cocky, probably shouldn't even exist anymore [Canada/Prussia, Hetalia, guessed by [livejournal.com profile] _profiterole_]
j.) can design anything/can be anyone/keeps track of all the details [Ariadne/Eames/Arthur, Inception, guessed by [livejournal.com profile] laria_gwyn]
k.) wants things to be neater/just wanted his dad to love him [Saito/Fischer, Inception, guessed by [livejournal.com profile] ilovetakahana and [livejournal.com profile] laria_gwyn]
l.) unwanted foreign queen/intelligent, pragmatic king's man
m.) can change appearance at will/last of his friends left standing
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Name a character from one of my fandoms and I will reply saying:

  • How I FEEEEEL about this character
  • All the people I ship romantically with this character
  • My non-romantic OTP for this character
  • My unpopular opinion about this character
  • One thing I wish would happen / had happened with this character in canon.
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... to pimp a new fic fest! There's an upcoming OFC fic fest being run by [livejournal.com profile] arabwel. Scheduling, as I understand it, is still vague - after NaNoWriMo, though. (No, I'm not doing that, I have enough fics to write.)

But, as someone with quite a few OCs to my name, and also someone who is sick of the term Mary Sue being lobbed at every OFC (and some canon women too), I am talking this up. Especially as the idea was triggered by a post on [livejournal.com profile] fanficrants about the Mary Sue issue.

So: OFC Fic Fest!
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So, here is my much-delayed second essay/meta discussing fanfiction in general. I do want to add a disclaimer; none of these are supposed to be guidelines, per se, since I wouldn't want to tell someone how to write their fics. It's just what I've found to be true for me, and also hopefully to start discussion in the comments about what other people have found. So with that, I'm turning to a second topic - the AU, or alternate universe fic.

Read more... )



So, what about you? What kinds of AUs do you like to read, which do you write, and what do you find challenging or fun about doing it?

fae_boleyn: (USUK)
So, I've been rather absent on LJ and Twitter lately, I do apologize. I've been drifting around the Internet but not being very sociable, that's very hermit-like of me. I should be on Twitter more, we shall see how it goes.

In which there is news and vague brooding )

On to this meme, for once not jacked from anyone, I'm starting it though I am sure that someone else has done it.

List five ways in which fandom, specific or general, has invaded real life for you.
Here be my answers! )
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Nicked from [livejournal.com profile] rei17.

Give me a fandom and I will tell you:

+ Favorite female and male character
+ Favorite scene
+ Favorite ship
+ Unpopular opinion

Any fandoms in my tags are fair game. :)
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I went to an advance screening of the new Hugh Jackman movie, Real Steel, tonight. It was pretty good, feel-good movie mixed in with an action flick vibe. And a little bit of a sports-movie feel. I'm afraid to say anything else because they actually searched us to prevent anyone recording it and I don't want Disney hunting me down over spoilers. But it was a good movie and I'd recommend it.

My fics are still going, though not in the order I'd like. SPN oneshots are coming hard and fast again, X-Men fic is being a bitch. But that's all right, I'll work it out. I've got the requisite word count for the rough draft submission, so that's enough to be going on with, shove comes to shake. Tudors got a little flash of inspiration earlier, Inception... Inception's gone quiet, hopefully not for long.

Also. One day, I will write a fic to this song. Check Yes Or No, by George Strait. No idea what fandom, but one day I will do it!
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So, this was probably not my brightest idea, but I signed up for h/c bingo. Not my brightest move because I've got things to write already, but... I figured, why not?

Some of these are going to be tricky. We'll see how I do.

My hc_bingo card )
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So, I picked this blog post up from [livejournal.com profile] _profiterole_'s LJ, and... Well, it doesn't surprise me, really. Now, I'm not going to say that every agent will reject a YA book for having a gay character or a poly character in it - the writers themselves acknowledge that.

But the fact that it could be one of the reasons and in some cases is? Yeah, that gets to me. YA books, in my view, should not have, say, explicit sex scenes or really much romance beyond kissing, but that's for any sort of pairing. And the teens who read these books? Some of them are going to be gay. Simple statistics. Don't they deserve protagonists they can identify with just as much as the straight teens?

You'd think so, wouldn't you?

It's one nice thing about fanfic, I'll have to say that. We might not always be right about how we interpret canon, and some of our pairings are quite frankly ridiculous and would never happen outside of our heads, but we can do it. We can write any kind of relationship that we want, and while I know the rep for slash fans is that we all just like writing porn of pretty boys, I don't believe that. It's in there, sure, but that's not the only thing we like - I think I can say that, having written slash and poly fics that get a fair bit of good feedback despite the total lack of smutty content.

I'm getting off my soapbox now.
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So, following on from my rather bleak Writer's Block post - which I'm still half-thinking maybe I had no right to do - here's something considerably more cheerful and returning to the usual fandom fare around here.

One of my newly-discovered favorite authors (anyone who likes Supernatural and Good Omens, I have a fic rec for you unless you're militantly against the pairings involved) did a sort of DVD commentary on several of the oneshots in a series that they did, and I'm kind of tempted to do the same. For the sake of my sanity I'd have to restrict this to oneshots or single chapters of my longer fics (especially if someone wanted Handmaid, good God...) but I was wondering if anyone might be interested in seeing it. If so, leave me some titles and I'll see what I can do. It's something I'd definitely like to try, but it seems pointless if no one's going to want to read it. Kind of like almost every non-Inception fic that I post here...

Also I apparently should not have two cups of coffee in as many hours. I'm not jumping off the walls but I definitely feel edgy. I should probably use this to clean my room, but I'd rather try to put it to writing. Or something more enjoyable than cleaning, because I hate cleaning.

There should be a "wired" option in the mood selection. Bouncy is as close as I can get and that doesn't really fit all that well.
fae_boleyn: (gabe/sam)
OK, so, before I start, a minor bit of comm-pimping. I'm trying to jump-start my dead comm, [livejournal.com profile] inception_meta, and with that in mind just posted a new discussion topic over there, so anyone interested please go check it out!

Ahem. On to the topic at hand. This is also a meta of sorts, but a more general fanfiction writing one as opposed to one for a specific fandom. I'm hoping to continue with these - I have a few ideas already and I'm open to suggestions for others. But for this one, the subject is writing crossovers.

Read more... )
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So yesterday I came home from school so I could work this weekend, and there's new clothes in my closet. New clothes like, business attire. New clothes like two pantsuits and a dress-suit (I guess it's called that since it's a blue dress and a suit jacket, rather than a skirt). Anyway, I tried them on and while they didn't all fit perfectly, well... Um...

Yeah, I'm still a bit unsettled. Because they didn't look bad. I mean, suddenly I look five years more mature (probably good since my height counts against me there if nothing else) and they actually looked pretty good, like the colors and the fit and whatnot, but, well... Ah fuck, I'm twenty years old, I don't feel old enough to be wearing freaking suits yet! It just felt strange, because I looked nice, but I didn't look a thing like me. I guess that's the point, and I'll get used to it and all, but at the moment I'm still just a tad weirded out by it all.

And then there's my writing. All these various ideas tumbling in my head, my issue is now a very different kind of writer's block. Namely, figuring out where to go first. Because I've got multiple options. The handful of pre-canon SPN things I can do (and it seems Good Omens is firmly lodging itself back in that universe; American Gods already claimed a tiny niche), my Tudor stuff, the various Inception fics, Hetalia if I can get myself to wake that one up, and my X-Men BB.

Of course, I really should be shifting the X-Men BB to top priority, seeing as the rough drafts are due Septemper 26. We'll see how that plan goes, is what I'm thinking.

Well, there's tomorrow, once I'm back at school, and then Monday is Labor Day (for the non-Americans on my flist, it's a holiday for us, so no classes). Let's see if I can get shit done, shall we?

Also, my 'various types of thinking' emoticats tilt their heads. I have Castiel-emoticats. Huh. This was not intentional, no angels were harmed in the making of? Something like that.
fae_boleyn: (gabe and cas)

So, I'm back at school, and I'm in a solo room this year. These are the bits of good news.

The bad news? I live right in the pathway of Hurricane Irene. It's getting weaker as it travels, but it's still much stronger than the storms we usually get here. The weird part? Right at this moment it's clearer outside of my window than it's been all day and night, at least judging by how well I can see the city skyline. (More good news, I finally have a neat view!) I'm not sure if this is a good sign or the literal calm before the storm, seeing as all reports had the hurricane striking at about this time and going through a good bit of tomorrow. Hoping for the former, honestly expecting the latter.

Now, in terms of fic. I finally threw in the towel where my X-Men BB is concerned; until I have a better idea how exactly to handle parts one and two, I am moving on to write the latter parts, where I actually know what I'm doing. I'm currently writing the epilogue, set in the beginning of X-Men 1. Tudors and Inception are in more or less the same boat, progressing slowly with bursts of inspiration. We'll see what I can do about that. Supernatural... I'm working on the opening oneshot right now and I created a banner for the main story arc.

Anyway, that's where things stand at the moment, so hopefully I'll have some fics for you sometime tomorrow, as my new school year kickoff. *crosses fingers*

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So, yet another meme, this time stolen from [livejournal.com profile] sour_idealist. Go to AO3 and list your top ten fics in terms of hit count. I'm actually tweaking it to top five from AO3 and top five from fanfiction.net, since I only have 17 fics on AO3 and I've written more than that, not to mention almost every fic there is Inception. So for the sake of balance...AO3 Fics )FF.Net Fics )
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Interesting day yesterday, overall. Earthquake, my first real business call... A most untypical Tuesday.


In contrast, Wednesday has been depressingly typical. However, I've given more thought to my eventual SPN fic, and... I've more or less decided screwing around with the latter bit of S6 is going to lead to melodrama however the hell I slice it. But then I thought, if season 5 didn't end how it did, season 6 would have been different. And then I thought of something else, something having a lot to do with my newfound love for brotherly love type of fics between a certain trench-coat-wearing angel and a certain candy-loving runaway archangel.


I've never AUed anything from a thousand years pre-canon before. I feel that, considering my tendency toward creating AUs, I should rectify this. ;) However, if anyone here who is more familiar with SPN than me has some suggestions, I would love to hear them.



In terms of my other work, I'm not giving up on it, not even close. I'm always slow in summer.
fae_boleyn: (anita/eames)
So, the past two days have essentially been about packing up to go back to school. Yesterday was the kitchen stuff and the bedding and all that jazz, today it was my clothes. Shock of shocks, I think I'm actually developing a style, when did that happen? It seems to involve printed t-shirts, solid-colored sundresses, denim, and the black fedora that my mother and grandmother hate but I adore. Feeling oddly bittersweet this year, I think it's because summer at home was less stressful than the past two have been. Still glad to be heading back, though.


Also I rearranged my CDs and DVDs in the travel cases I keep them in. All the original cases were trashed for the sake of conserving space. I'm not sure why I felt the need to rearrange, but I did, with a pattern that may or may not be discernible to anyone not me. Some of it's obvious, some of it, not so much. :D


Shh, don't scare the muses. I watched the job-prep sequence from Inception (well, actually, I watched Mombasa through job-prep, my favorite section of the film) and a section of Tudors 1.09, and I got the literal tingling in my hands that makes me think some writing will happen tonight. Please, dear gods and angels.


I have six days (well, closer to five at this time of night) until I go back to school. Third year, we'll see how this one plays out.


On another note. I keep seeing Good Omens/Supernatural crosses where the SPN Crowley is also the GO Crowley. Now, I've not finished GO (see yesterday's post) but... That... It doesn't seem to fit, especially as I think SPN Crowley's a former human who sold his soul and GO Crowley is a fallen angel (er, sorry, an angel who "sauntered vaguely downwards"). I have a different image - it basically involves GO Crowley complaining to Aziraphale about "that crossroads twat who stole my name!" And for some reason my head wants Zira and Cas to be the angel version of twins, a concept I do not understand but cannot shake.
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I need to get ahold of Good Omens. I do have a PDF on my computer, so I can read that I guess, but PDF reading is tedious as all get out. I should know; I did it recently with Pride and Prejudice as well as several school textbooks. Which won't stop me from seeking free PDFs of my textbooks for this semester; saving money is good, but when reading for fun... My library doesn't have it, though they did have Anansi Boys. I can forgive them a little.


But seriously. I was reading the PDF until I got irritated with the format, and now I desperately want either a hard copy or a Kindle copy - oh, wait, Kindle didn't have it last time I checked. That was why I ended up with American Gods. (I'm noticing a pattern here.) Sigh. And sigh again. At this rate the PDF's looking better and better, to be honest. (And from looking at the cover page on the PDF, with Aziraphale and Crowley, I cannot get the image of Max Brown playing Aziraphale out of my head. He... may not be blond enough, but even so. Help!)


On other topics, I'm writing again. slowly but surely. I've tinkered with the Inception genderbend and the OT3 wedding fic. My plan to set off the start of a new school year right is to spend the weekend (once I've moved) in alternating between immersion in various canons and then writing in them. I may also borrow the freewriting strategy from NCIS' Timothy McGee. If that happens, I do not know what I will come out with and in what fandom, but I'll certainly be nice and share it.


I'm working on chapter 15 of Standing Outside the Fire, and for anyone who actually knows/cares about the Tudors, you'll understand the significance when I say I'm writing my version of late 1.08 into 1.09, also known as the Blackfriars Trial stuff. For those not in the know... This is a milestone. It's a tense situation and it's making me tense when I write it. But I'm enjoying it; as I recently discovered when the sheer level of angst in Supernatural fic had me seeking shelter, court intrigues are apparently my happy place/comfort zone. I'm sure this says something about me, I'm just... not sure what. Also, this fic, which began partly as a fusion between three challenges on the Tudors forum, has now added elements of a fourth in the 1536 arc. Dear God, what am I doing to myself?


Speaking of Supernatural, I need more canon immersion, but... I have a feeling I'm not going to leave Adam in Hell or Gabriel dead. Adam because that's just not fair, can't that kid catch a break? Gabriel... Um. I really, really like him. I probably shouldn't. But I do. (Also he's cute. Speaking of cute, and back to Adam, I remember Jake Abel from the Percy Jackson movie as well... When between his appearances there and in Supernatural did he grow into his face and get cute?) I will need to find out how to have the Winchesters meeting human!Castiel after about three years (in which I think they believed he was dead) without too much freaking melodrama because I don't like melodrama.


Back to things actually written, my X-Men BB is slowly coming along. I'm having trouble getting to Points B and C from A, mostly because I know what happens from C to F (or something like that) but before then is a little murky. My Inception fic doesn't seem to want to do much, but as I said, I'm hoping a movie rewatch and maybe reading some fic because I haven't in a while will get the juices flowing again. My Hetalia fics seem to be stalled, I need to do something about that as well.


The trick is to not kill any of my muses while trying to revive others. Oh, and there will be school and quite possibly an internship as well. This is going to be an interesting time, isn't it? And I'll be 21 this November; drinking age here in the States. I'm not sure I care as drinking is not much of a thing for me, but... Still.



Hey, at least the Phillies are number one in the NL East. :D I may or may not have a bit of a thing for newcomer pitcher Vance Worley. And his adorkable glasses. And the mohawk, which usually I don't like. *ponders*
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First one nicked from [livejournal.com profile] iantosgal , the second from [livejournal.com profile] rodlox .

Give me a fic of mine that I've written (all fic is tagged by pairing if that helps) and I will tell you three details that didn't make it into the fic/are set to happen later.

and

1. What they most commonly do during sex
2. Who has prettier hair
3. What they argue about most often
4. Who'd cope best if the other one died
5. The happiest plausible happily-ever-after I can think of for them.

(I might have issues with question one seeing as I don't write much smut, but... Also, my OT3 ships are fair game with this too.)
fae_boleyn: (erik/charles)
First, LJ, what the fuck. Again? Things do seem to be improving though, slowly but surely, which is a good thing overall.

Second. Supernatural, what the fuck. I spend six seasons avoiding you, what the bloody hell is this? Oh, I know what it is. S6 spoilers, and the fact that they vaguely remind me of a certain season 4 plot in Charmed, one that never fails to get my hackles up. Which means, catch-up time, and if I'm right... Well. I don't like when this kind of thing happens, I'm going to do a fix-it attack again.

I didn't need another fandom. Bloody hell. But I've been watching, and I like it. I knew I would, which is why I avoided it. But, I guess with most of my paranormal shows long off the air, it was time I found another one. Or something. Help?

Muses are still not cooperating, except for the X-Men one. I should probably watch episodes 1.08 and 1.09 of The Tudors again, not to mention Inception. But trying to coax out one or two muses without disrupting others is... tricksy. Speaking of X-Men, though, I've been watching the movies again and... Um, why did they only need a babysitter in X2? OK, so a mutant's attacked the President and he could declare all mutants under arrest, but... In X1, the mansion had clearly been infiltrated and the result was that Professor X nearly died. Speaking of him, wouldn't they need someone to keep an eye on him in case his condition changed? Did they call someone and it never came up?

And another thing. The last scene of X1, where Charles and Erik are playing chess. Erik asks if Charles worries about the school coming under attack, and when Charles comes out with that great line about feeling bad for someone who comes to the school looking for trouble... Am I the only one who got the impression he was all but threatening Erik? As if it were Erik he thought would attack? Admittedly, he's a bit justified since Mystique attacked him at the school, but even so... It struck me as odd for some reason.

(I'm overthinking again, aren't I?)

On another, more amusing note, at work on Monday, this kid - five going on fourteen, according to his dad - playing on... I think a Nintendo DS. Anyway, so I ask him what the game is called, it's Penguin something. So I say I've never heard of it, and with a straight face and surprisingly deadpan tone for a kid his age I get "They didn't have this game when you were a kid." My bagger and I looked at each other and then burst out laughing.

I'm twenty. This kind of comment has never been directed at me before. I was vaguely unsettled but mostly amused as all hell. Besides, he's right.
fae_boleyn: (killer soulmates)
So, I've never talked about Anita Blake on my LJ before, but I just read Hit List and... And... I don't. What. LKH, did you just...?

Spoilers Below - You Were Warned )

I just want to know what's next; it has to be the potential U.S. Council. Who's likely to be on it (I feel we'll be seeing Auggie, Samuel, and Max again, and some new Masters/Mistresses of Cities), how are they going to set it up, so on and so forth. More vamp politics, which makes me happy because I really, really like vamp politics. And Edward. And the investigation-focused novels (largely because a lot of them also involve Edward).

In other news. The X-Men Big Bang is trucking along, but the ensemble cast seems to be growing. That wasn't in the design! Sigh. But at any rate, I'm having fun developing the 'verse, especially as this is not going to be one story and done. It's really fun to create AUs, I'm kind of hooked on it, honestly. Interestingly, I find that Charles has a temper and Erik is really, really snide when he's defensive/ticked off. Sigh, boys. They're also both in different flavors of denial, I kinda want to smack them.

But the good news is, there is Darwin! :D And I hope no one kills me for OCs.

My other fics are at a crawl if not a standstill, which is annoying. I should watch Inception and Tudors again, I need to kickstart something, Jesus Christ. *adds to to-do list*

Oh, and I need to look into internships. For, y'know, my real life career plans. I hate being an almost-adult some days.

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