such_heights: still from the blank space music video - tswift pulls an outraged face (people: taylor [how dare])
Taylor Swift makes amazing life choices sometimes. The accompanying music video to her new single, Bad Blood, is the most glorious thing. She clearly decided that what she wanted to do was recruit all her favourite lady models, actors and musicians and have them all play high femme leather-clad assassins with a bunch of cool tech in a post-apocalyptic landscape where the only man left alive, apparently, is Kendrick Lamar.

This has a good breakdown of the cast of the video. Pretty sure it's the only time you're going to see Cindy Crawford, Jessica Alba, Hailee Steinfeld, Ellie Goulding and Ellen Pompeo in the same place.

What a world. I need this to be a major fandom for Yuletide.

Watch on youtube, or embed under the cut.

embed )

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Also, fills are still being posted at the MCU kissing fest, from Steve/Bucky to Pepper/Vision.
such_heights: amy and rory looking at a pile of post (stock: van gogh [starry night])
Yuletide reveals are up! Thank you so much to [archiveofourown.org profile] thepsychicclam for my adorable DW RPF fic The Ugly Christmas Jumper Competition and to [personal profile] siria for my gorgeous GotG Gamora + Nebula story, And All The Sisters Virtuous. <3

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So I was really struggling with my Yuletide story this year, and I turned to my nearest and dearest for help. They pretty much ended up writing most of this, which is a bit embarrassing for me but all in the name of fulfilling the assignment.

So with many thanks to Awesome Housemate K and [personal profile] purplefringe for all their contributions, [personal profile] happydork and I are proud to present some ridiculous How to Get Away With Murder genfic with drunken shenanigans.

Guilt Scotch & Geese Dicks (2059 words) by imperfectcircle, such_heights
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: How to Get Away with Murder
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Wes Gibbins, Michaela Pratt, Connor Walsh, Laurel Castillo
Additional Tags: Yuletide 2014, Chromatic Yuletide, Drunken Shenanigans, adorable murder puppies
Summary: There was only one thing for it. They were going to have to move the body.
such_heights: amy and rory looking at a pile of post (mcu: gamora/nebula)
Hello! I am so pleased that you are going to write a story for me. If you have an idea and want to go off and do it then that's wonderful, please go right ahead. If you'd like some more details, please read on.

Gen is great, shipfic is great. I'm very happy with any rating and any kind of romantic/sexual/kink content, whatever you most like to write. My two general requests would be a happy ending, and nothing where any of the characters are too drunk to know what they're doing.

I enjoy fluffy slices of life in which nothing at all happens, romantic comedies, coming of age stories, adventures, humour, wacky AUs and fusions, character studies, identity stories, and fannish tropes. (Some of my favourites of the latter include bodyswap, space!AUs, time travel and time loops.)

If you are interested in writing about characters who are asexual or who are trans or genderqueer, I am interested in reading about them!

Text from original sign ups below.

fandoms: October Daye | Imperial Radch | Bomb Girls | Brooklyn Nine-Nine | Guardians of the Galaxy | Doctor Who RPF )
such_heights: amy and rory looking at a pile of post (Default)
Profile Piece (1051 words) by such_heights
Fandom: Fanny Whittington - Lashings of Ginger Beer Time (pantomime)
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Fanny Whittington/Ali Chapman
Characters: Fanny Whittington, Ali Chapman
Additional Tags: Journalism, article, Genderqueer Character, Future Fic
Summary: Fanny Whittington: the new hero of the left. The meteoric rise of politics' new superstar, from plucky orphan to Cabinet minister.

This one was pretty niche even by Yuletide standards! A delight to write and I'm happy that my recipient and the other Lashers seemed to enjoy it. :D
such_heights: the enterprise orbits a planet, text reads 'boldly go' (trek: boldy go [427])
Hurray, have finally written my letters for yuletide and festivids.

Yuletide letter (Requests: Ulysses Dies At Dawn, As You Like It, Elementary, Brave)

Festivids letter (Requests: Bomb Girls, Brave, Cloud Atlas, Hercules, Lego Star Wars, London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony, Pacific Rim, Star Trek: The Next Generation)

Meanwhile, I am clapping my hands in glee over my yuletide assignment on account of how it's perfect and I'm going to have the best time ever writing it. :D :D :D
such_heights: amy and rory looking at a pile of post (Default)
Dear Yuletider,

Hi! You're really great! I hope you have a wonderful Yuletide, and if you already know what you want to do, please have a blast. There's a bit more info below if you'd find that helpful. I can't wait to read your story! <3

I love lots of different kinds of stories. I like friendship, chosen family, romance, adventure, wacky hijinx, ridiculous AUs, character studies, backstory, fannish tropes, and people being kind to each other and themselves. I love fic that matches the tone of a source and fic that goes completely in a different direction.

You can see my fic recs here or here if that's helpful.

Original request below. Fandoms: Ulysses Dies At Dawn, As You Like It, Elementary, Brave.

yuletiiiide )
such_heights: bashir & garak in tuxedos (trek: bashir/garak)
Deductive Reasoning (2117 words) by faviconsuch_heights
Fandom: Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warning: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Julian Bashir/Elim Garak
Characters: Julian Bashir, Elim Garak, Jadzia Dax, Miles O'Brien
Summary: Bashir definitely isn't dating Garak. Almost certainly. Probably.

Many thanks to [personal profile] oxoniensis and [personal profile] gorgeousnerd for the beta, and to everyone who left comments and kudos over the past week! One of my very first ships, it was a joy to finally write a story for them.
such_heights: amy and rory looking at a pile of post (stock: books)
So, I feel like my Yuletide story is relatively guessable this year, therefore have at it if you like. The joy that is the AO3 kudos feature means that I know some of you have read it. *g* Correct answers get a ficlet!

Some clues:

+ It is a fandom I have mentioned on this journal.
+ It is not a fandom I have written before.
+ It contains a bunch of my favourite story tricks and in general is pretty typical of my fic in a number of ways.

Comments screened until after reveals.
such_heights: karen looking delighted with her amy pond action figure (who: karen [action figure])
Three whole wonderful stories for me, eee! I love them all dearly - thank you so much, Yuletide authors. <3 Hilarious, fitting, sweet and delightful all round. *rolls around gleefully*

nobody expects Michael Palin (1900 words) by Anonymous
Fandom: Doctor Who RPF
Rating: Not Rated
Warning: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Matt Smith, Karen Gillan, Arthur Darvill
Summary: Matt Smith takes a tumble at Dragon*Con. Hilarity ensues.

A Glitch in Time (1504 words) by Anonymous
Fandom: Glitch (video game)
Rating: General Audiences
Warning: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Humbaba, Tii, Spriggan - Character, Alph, Cosma
Summary: There's a new creature in the world, and the giants aren't quite sure what to make of it.

A Giant Baker's Dozen (1023 words) by Anonymous
Fandom: Glitch (video game)
Rating: General Audiences
Warning: No Archive Warnings Apply
Summary: In the beginning, the giants thought themselves into existence.
such_heights: annie seducing an elf maiden in d&d (community: annie hush)
Hello! You're my favourite! If you've already got ideas then go for it, I'm sure I'll love it. If you'd like to know a bit more about my tastes, there is some blathering below.

Requests in Doctor Who RPF | Deep Space Nine | Glitch | Community )

I think that's all I've got! If you any questions feel free to comment anonymously below.
such_heights: amy and rory looking at a pile of post (wc: diana flirty)
Over at [livejournal.com profile] taffimai's place we are showering the whoniverse characters with love, it is delightful! I am capslocking excessively. \o/

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Yuletide recs! I am trying to read widely this year, so hopefully I can do a few themed rec sets. This first set consists of four great crossover/fusion stories about women being awesome and frequently making out with each other.

Lieutenant Bennet's Visit (3172 words) by Anonymous
Fandom: Temeraire - Naomi Novik, Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warning: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Elizabeth Bennet, Jane Bennet, Darcy
Summary: Elizabeth’s reality is far different from her sisters’.

Obviously Lizzy Bennet is secretly in the Dragon Corps. It all makes sense now! This is a fantastic blending of the worlds and makes me want more.

Fools Rush In (Angels Fear to Tread) (1486 words) by Anonymous
Fandom: Mary Poppins (1964), Tipping the Velvet - Sarah Waters
Rating: General Audiences
Warning: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Mary Poppins/Kitty Butler
Characters: Mary Poppins, Kitty Butler, Walter Bliss
Summary: When the wind changes, Mary Poppins accepts a job as a nanny and housekeeper for famous masher Kitty Butler, and loses her heart.

I'm so charmed by the idea of this, and the execution entirely delivers. It's also a fascinating glimpse into the world through Mary's eyes.

Guest Star (2415 words) by Anonymous
Fandom: Merlin (BBC) RPF, Doctor Who RPF
Rating: Explicit
Warning: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Katie McGrath/Karen Gillan
Characters: Karen Gillan, Katie McGrath

There are some grammatical issues with this story but who cares, it's a story about Katie McGrath guest starring on Doctor Who and hooking up with Karen Gillan, obviously I ate it up with a spoon. :D

A Lady and a Gentleman In Black (6223 words) by Anonymous
Fandom: Good Wife (TV), White Collar
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warning: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Kalinda Sharma - Relationship, Kalinda Sharma/Diana Barrigan
Characters: Diane Lockhart, Kalinda Sharma, Peter Burke (White Collar), Diana Barrigan (White Collar)
Summary: Kalinda Sharma encounters an agent from the white collar division of the New York FBI office. Or two. Being stuck with a Fed on her turf does not turn out to be exactly what she expected, and it certainly isn't a normal day for Stern, Lockhart, and Gardner.

I HAVE WANTED THIS FIC FOR SO LONG, AND NOW IT IS HERE. REJOICE.
such_heights: amy and rory looking at a pile of post (m: gwen beautiful smile)
+ [livejournal.com profile] pocky_slash is hosting a Not My Fandom Fest - you go and write for fandoms you don't know based on what you've absorbed through fannish osmosis. Hilarity no doubt ensues.

+ Festivids sign-ups close tomorrow.

+ [personal profile] thingswithwings: Festivids: Still Awesome, which is yet another reason why you should sign up!

+ Yuletide sign-ups fandom nominations are open until Wednesday night.

+ [community profile] ladiesbigbang is hosting round 1.5 - still open to multimedia projects but with a shorter timetable and minimums.

+ Camelot Remix is live! Lots of Merlin fanworks to go and peruse - I've only had a chance to read a couple so far, but it all looks wonderful.

+ [personal profile] china_shop made Got The Time, a really delightful Eleventh Doctor vid that captures the steampunk glory of the new TARDIS and also Eleventy's whirligig physicality which I love beyond all reason.

+ [livejournal.com profile] kaydeefalls continues her series of Merlin character study vids set to Vienna Teng songs with Augustine, which is Merlin's one. It's lovely.

+ via [personal profile] littlebutfierce: Zuko's on a boat. :D

+ I have now watched through 2x16 of Fringe. I think my reaction can be best be summed as a;lsdkjas why do I have other things to do with my life?! I will post coherently on the subject when I'm caught up, particularly with regard to how you need Olivia Dunham in your life and also Astrid and Nina and hey, the guys are pretty great too.
such_heights: amy and rory looking at a pile of post (scc: sarah)
Yuletide reveals! I can now own up to the following, both written during Yuletide Madness:

Out of the Void
Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles ; Sarah, John ; PG ; 1100 words ; written for [personal profile] rheanna
Sarah writes John letters.

Liquid Heat
Imagine Me & You ; Luce/Rachel ; adult ; 800 words ; written for [livejournal.com profile] 24_centuries
Luce is already awake when Rachel gets back, sitting up and sleep-ruffled.
such_heights: amy and rory looking at a pile of post (pd: olive and chuck)
I am having so much fun reading every time I get a moment to myself, goodness.

First, here are some recs for the things I've particularly loved so far:

nor no man ever loved (Four Weddings and a Funeral) - the film's problematic to say the least re. dead gay people, and this story took my pain away a little. It's lovely.

Five stories the Reader never began (If on a winter's night a traveler) - I've never read the source, but this is incredible. It's about Yuletide, and fandom, and storytelling, and everyone should read it!

Robots Need Love Too (Mythbusters) - aw! This is a Jamie&Adam future school!au and it's completely endearing. I love the worldbuilding and the adorable characterisation. Definitely enjoyable with or without source knowledge.

map. (Public Service Announcements) - this is basically original fic and it's lyrical and soft and gorgeous, all about a friendship/romance, my favourite kind!

Zihuatanejo (The Shawshank Redemption) - oh, oh, oh. Okay, so Shawshank is my favourite film and this is just - well, it's the perfect coda and it makes my heart grow three sizes.

A Matter of Perspective (Black Books) - I cannot even deal with how perfectly the author captures the trio's voices, it's hilarious and wonderful.

Do remember to leave the writers a little love if you enjoyed their stories! They'll be very glad to hear it.

*

Also, another thing, if you'd like to guess what I have in the Archive, here are some clues! Ficlets to any correct guesses.

+ There are two stories, one in the main Yuletide collection, and one yet to be revealed in Madness.
+ I have mentioned both sources here before, but never written for either.
+ Both prominently feature at least one female character.
+ One is gen, one is not.
+ One is seasonally themed to some extent, the other is not.
+ One is a little bit of a departure from my usual fare, the other is very much not.
such_heights: amy and rory looking at a pile of post (Default)
I have a story, a wonderful story!

The Way In (Imagine Me & You, Luce/Rachel, Edie)

It's a gorgeous, funny, sweet snapshot of Rache moving in, and Edie especially is absolutely wonderful. A great post-film snippet!

I now have approximately a bazillion tabs open of shiny fandoms that have new stories in them, I can't wait to dive in properly.
such_heights: amy and rory looking at a pile of post (m: gwen [bzuh?])
+ Stories are submitted, cards are posted, presents are wrapped, I am prepared for Christmas! \o/

+ Which of course means I am giving myself a bunch of Yuletide plot bunnies, oops. A few notes on that - first off, writing Yuletide treats (which can be any length for any prompt) is open to anyone with an AO3 account. Get an account invite here. You can browse yuletide letters at the yuletide comm or in a very handy spreadsheet!

+ Also, a signal boost for Yuletide pinch-hitters via [personal profile] elynross:

Apparently Yahoogroups has changed some policy, and the wave of pinch hits sent out has DISABLED MY YAHOO ACCOUNT. I can't post to it to tell the pinch hitters why I'm not responding to claims. Of the 20+ groups I belong to or own, only 3 are displaying, presumably because the rest are on the email address that has been disabled. I... am not a happy camper.

At this point, I need to sleep, and there's very little I can do about this. If you want to claim a pinch hit, you'll need to *forward* or otherwise get the info to my personal email (elynross@gmail.com), and I'll work with that, and try and respond when I get up in a few hours.

Please boost the signal on this, to try and reach other people on the pinch hit list. I'm not sure how the second half of the pinch hits are going to go out, but we'll figure something out.


+ So, Merlin. spoilers & picspam )
such_heights: amy and rory looking at a pile of post (i <3 huckabees: suburbs!)
+ I have comments and posts to reply to - soon, soon! For, joyous day, my academic work is wrapped up for the semester and now I am just tying up loose ends so I can go home for Christmas. \o/

+ This is a good thing, as I am hopelessly behind on fic writing (as [livejournal.com profile] magnetic_pole, [livejournal.com profile] mindabbles, [personal profile] xtricks etc are well are of /o\). So much so, in fact, that I ended up dropping out of Yuletide just before the default-without-penalty deadline. I'M REALLY SAD ABOUT THIS. My request was completely awesome, but hopefully now my Yuletider has a better shot at getting a decent story that's had some time spent on it, and hopefully I will still be able to write her - and others - a Yuletide treat so I don't feel completely cut off from the festivities. But still. SAD.

+ I may have found my [livejournal.com profile] festivids song, though, which is exciting. I am awaiting the source and shall get cracking imminently!

+ But, basically, don't let me sign up for anything ever again. *sigh* This semester completely kicked my ass - hell, this year has. Hello, 2010, you're looking new and shiny!

+ Finally, I am in love with [livejournal.com profile] chaila43's new West Wing vid, Rise, it's gorgeous and stirring, just like the show at its best. ♥
such_heights: amy and rory looking at a pile of post (m: morgana [the past is prologue])
+ Whee, Yuletide! My assignment is awesome. \o/ (Yuletide author, if you're looking for my letter it is this way.

+ Also, IN A FIT OF I DON'T EVEN KNOW WHAT, I just signed up for [livejournal.com profile] festivids (like Yuletide but for rare vidding fandoms). It was shiny, I couldn't resist! *facepalm* Anyway, if you want to join me, sign-ups close on Tuesday.

+ I have not seen Doctor Who yet, though I am sure I will soon, as my desire to see Tennant wins out over my apathy at anything RTD writes these days.

+ Some recs:

Mr Potter Lives For A Day by [livejournal.com profile] snegurochka_lee [Harry Potter, Albus Severus-centric, with a bit of implied Albus Severus/Scorpius and cameos by James, Lily, and portrait!Snape, PG-13]
Albus wakes up on his seventeenth birthday determined to make the most of it.

This story is about far more than the summary would imply - it's a brilliant piece of slowly unfurling narration, and the premise has been haunting me for days. There's not a lot more I can say without spoiling it.

Like Water On The Moon by [livejournal.com profile] magnetic_pole [Harry Potter, Alice/Amelia, PG]

A gorgeous First-War snapshot and a lovely pairing.

Project Run,way Galaxy [Doctor Who] by [livejournal.com profile] othellia, a hilarious piece of crack told in over 130 macros.

You Don't Bring Me Flowers (Anymore) by [livejournal.com profile] blue_fjords [Torchwood, Tosh/Adam, R]

Adam (both the episode and the character) creeps me out like no one's business, but this is more tragic than disturbing, and a brilliant look at the alternate characterisation of Tosh in that episode.

+ Lastly, some more on last's night Merlin, with spoilery recs. )
such_heights: a woman, sitting, holds a standing woman's hand (stock: make a stand [mignolagraphics])
Dear Yuletider,

Hi! You are awesome and I can't wait to read the story you come up with. What follows below is completely optional, but if you're like me you like having some info on your recipient. The short version is: write a story you'll enjoy telling, and have fun!

things I like in stories )

Imagine Me & You )

Red Cliff )

I Heart Huckabees )

RPF - The Dresden Dolls )
such_heights: amy and rory looking at a pile of post (fandom: vidding)
Falling Is Like This
edited by [personal profile] such_heights
fandom: Imagine Me & You
music: Ani DiFranco
download: @mediafire [11MB .avi]
stream: below
notes: I was sad today, so I made a happy vid! This is also totally intended as a recruiter vidlet for Yuletide. *winning smile*

click for embed )

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