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Dec. 24th, 2013 04:44 pm
such_heights: amy and rory looking at a pile of post (stock: puppy [nextjuly])
Thank you very much to whoever nominated me for some Dreamwidth points in [personal profile] nanila's seasonal giving poll! That's a really lovely gesture and I appreciate it very much.
such_heights: amy and rory looking at a pile of post (mcu: natasha & steve)
Kick Off Your Sunday Shoes by [livejournal.com profile] leiascully is an adorable Steve/Natasha series in which there is dancing and making out, and by chapter 4 which is for meeee, there is a super adorable first time with Natasha introducing Steve to the wonders of sex, yay. *pets them*

Saving Me & You by [personal profile] purplefringe is an amazing vid that is a Saving Face/Imagine Me & You mashup that consequently makes me happy in my heart omg. She actually made it with my own DVDs without me noticing because she's sneaky like that.

It's gorgeous, and full of parallels and cuteness and Rachel and Luce and Wil and Viv and their FACES. Eeeee my two favourite lesbian romcoms in one adorable package, I shall watch it all the time.

♥!
such_heights: a figure in white against the sky (stock: the blue blue sky [subjunctively])
+ Thank you, everyone who's left messages for me over at [personal profile] dingsi's love meme! ♥

+ Wanted: recs for lady-centric X-Men: First Class fanworks. Gen or femslash, maybe het depending on the ship. Any suggestions?
such_heights: amy and rory looking at a pile of post (who: amy & martha)
+ It is [personal profile] sdwolfpup's More Joy Day tomorrow!

+ [community profile] chromatic_podfic is a new community that is hosting a challenge for podficcers to record stories that are recordings of fics for fandoms with chromatic creators, recordings of fics featuring chromatic characters, recordings of fics in English dialects associated with chromatic cultural groups (including creoles, pidgins, ethnolects, etc) or recordings of fics in non-English languages associated with chromatic cultural groups. If you're a writer, there is also a post where you can leave permission for your stories to be recorded. (Though as it says on the top post of my journal, anyone's welcome to podfic anything I've written whenever they like.)

+ [personal profile] oxoniensis has a bunch of exciting news about the next Porn Battle. Prompts open on Monday!

+ I got back after a long stay with my family today, to an avalanche of post! Some boring, but most of it lovely shiny things from lots of you, so thank you so much! I shall have Christmas cards up for the next month and I don't care.

+ I keep going back to this Doctor Who tumblr graphic that juxtaposes something from A Christmas Carol with something from Season 4, and it keeps making my breath catch a little. Doctor Who: still giving me All Of The Feelings.
such_heights: amy and rory looking at a pile of post (stock: adorable ladies)
+ [livejournal.com profile] skellerbvvt wrote the perfect accompaniment to last night's Merlin episode: Type/Safe (Merlin/Gwaine, background Merlin/Arthur, Merlin/Lancelot, NC-17)

Merlin didn’t like to think he was this predictable. He just happened to be very fond of muscular men who saved his life and were nice to him. It didn’t mean he was easy, it just meant that he had a type. Lots of people had types. It was perfectly reasonable to have a type.

I was very idly plotting out a similar fic of my own last night before I went to bed, then I woke up and someone else had already written it! I love it when that happens. Hot with a side of completely adorable.

+ I have this thing where I want there to be a vid to Handlebars in pretty much every fandom. Happily, other people agree with me sometimes!

Handlebars (Hail to the Chief) by [personal profile] chaila (The West Wing, Barlett)

My megalomaniac superhero > yours.

This is awesome - more so because the song has all this fannish resonance now, I think. It moves away from the realm of Time Lords and superheroes and looks more at the real world. Not to mention that [personal profile] chaila's editing is fantastic and makes the source look very visually dynamic, which I can imagine isn't easy.

+ There is an anonymous love meme going around over at [personal profile] meloukhia's place. People are dropping love all over the place, I spy a whole bunch of my rlist being fanned over there. And goodness, thank you very much to everyone who's saying terribly sweet things about me, you are the best.
such_heights: amy and rory looking at a pile of post (text: cummings [birthday | melandry])
Thank you so much to everyone who's been sending birthday wishes my way via LJ and DW and Twitter and whatnot! I am having a lovely day, and later there will be cake and yummy Italian food.

Also, um, last night I was presented with a document marked 'Sekrit Project' containing messages from an awful lot of you. [personal profile] avendya got my live reactions, which involved a lot of keysmashing and also feelings (eta: now recorded for posterity), but I will attempt to be more coherent here.

Thank you, everyone who's taken the time to write a message in the last few days in response to [personal profile] avendya's missive. Some made me laugh, some made me cry, some made me do both in a somewhat undignified fashion, and all of them made me smile and smile. I do believe my heart has grown three sizes! And of course, special thanks to [personal profile] avendya for going above and beyond in order to organise this thing, and generally being amazing.

I am especially touched by the notes that came from self-described 'lurkers'. I hope no one ever feels obligated to comment on here, because I don't believe that a subscription is some kind of promise to comment or even read. I also believe that there are many valid ways of participating in a conversation, including watching, listening, reading and thinking, and I know that's the preferred mode of engagement for a lot of people. Also, lots of us just have busy lives! So it means a lot to me that you took the time to write me something and wish me well.

I feel very loved from many places today - from friends and family far away, from those I'm spending the day with, and from all of you. I am both humbled and grateful to be made to feel so welcome in such an expansive and amazing community. I'd like to thank you all for the joy, humour, support, compassion, creativity, thoughtfulness and fun that you share with me, every day.



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* title on account of how I can't stop watching [personal profile] kaydeefalls' latest vid, Stray Italian Greyhound, a gorgeous Amy Pond character study. Kaydee, can you please continue to vid all my favourite female characters for ever and ever, thx!
such_heights: amy and rory looking at a pile of post (Default)
+ Huge thanks to everyone so far who's bid on the items I'm offering at [livejournal.com profile] help_haiti. Totals currently stand at $20 for fic, $35 for a vid and $40 for podfic. The auction closes on the 20th.

+ It's More Joy Day! [personal profile] charmax has a wonderful, joyous picspam - so cute!

+ I put a little joy music mix together this morning (that I may or may not have danced my room to, just a little *g*) that I offer up for you all. You can download either tracks or the full mix, which has been made into a compilation and ordered for a nice flow, at this mediafire folder (.zip file may take a moment to appear).

tracklist )

+ ALSO (goodness, fandom's busy at the moment!), I had another tripped and fell moment earlier this week during the conversations in Merlin fandom about kink, and thus have ended up co-modding [livejournal.com profile] kinkelot. It's operating as a flashfic comm and the first prompt will be going up tomorrow. I'm working on some resources and some guidelines on how this is going to operate kink-inclusive space, but I'll definitely be hoping for advice and pointers along the way. All tastes welcome!

Join [livejournal.com profile] kinkelot! A monthly kink-themed challenge community.
such_heights: amy and rory looking at a pile of post (stock: snow)
I'm about to start my favourite part of Christmas - a quiet little time I etch for myself on Christmas Eve when everyone else has gone to bed. I light candles, make a mug of something warm and stay up a little too late listening to King's College Choir sing Christmas carols. These days, I also write last-minute Yuletide stories.

And so, I wish everyone who celebrates an exceedingly Merry Christmas, a joyous holiday to all those celebrating in other ways, be it simply some time off, and an excellent day to all those who have nothing special on this week. And of course, may you have delightful Yuletide reading come tomorrow.

I'll be one of the many chalking up 2009 as not my greatest year - for my part, largely due to prolonged mental ill health - and I'll be glad to see the back of it. However, this year has been immeasurably better due to all of you, my fandoms and my friends.

eta: as I type this, a v-gift arrived from [livejournal.com profile] oxoniensis - thank you, sweets! ♥ :D

As a token of my affection - cut for hugspam (not particularly dial-up friendly) )


To all, a good night.
such_heights: amy and rory looking at a pile of post (other: sky heart)
So, it's my personal opinion that Valentine's Day is by and large a crass commercialisation of romance. (I mean, how anti-romantic is it to feel obligated to pull the stops out in order to validate your feelings on some arbitrary day?) But you can either feel angry about it, or you can co-opt it.

I always enjoy a good co-opting*.

Therefore! As I am fan of telling people that you like and appreciate and love them any time, and this Saturday is supposedly about just that? I'm there.

[livejournal.com profile] svmadelyn has a Valentine's Day Game, open until 6pm GMT tomorrow - you go, you email her up to fourteen valentines for eljay people you like, she posts them on the 14th!

So I'm going to go take a break from the bodyswap story I'm writing** and do that.

* Speaking of co-opting. I've never seen an episode of Smallville in my life, but I've got to tell you: [livejournal.com profile] bop_radar's vid I Kissed A Girl is my new favourite. Every time that bloody song comes on the radio now, I shall smile loftily, sit back, and think that secretly it is all about Clark Kent and his experiments with heterosexuality. (he kissed a girl! he liked it! he hopes his boyfriend don't mind it! \o/) Also, hilarious editing is hilarious.

** This is the year in which I write all the fic cliches, apparently? I bet a million of your finest internet pounds that nobody will guess who's getting swapped, though. It's not crack or anything (ha, okay, that's a clue, it is not at all cracky in this particular fandom), but still. You won't guess. Sekrit characters are sekrit, and also remain platonic throughout, is that very odd?

Recs!

Jul. 15th, 2008 03:07 pm
such_heights: amy and rory looking at a pile of post (tw: tosh shine on)
It started with this:

Riding a Bicycle by [livejournal.com profile] cherryfeather
Jack/Ianto, R
Alien artifacts with unpredictable effects leave a highly amused Ianto with a female Jack.

Which is made of win and all things good. In the story, Gwen and Owen also get genderswapped, and I mentioned that hearing more about their adventures would be awesome. Sometimes, ask and ye shall receive!

Soap Bubbles by [livejournal.com profile] cherryfeather
Owen/Tosh with a side of Jack/Ianto, R
In this story, Jack and Ianto head out for a date while Owen and Tosh autopsy an alien and discover a very immediate reason why Torchwood Three needs more than one shower.

Highly enjoyable all round. Hormones! Shenanigans! Just awesome, thank you, Liz. :D

And, oh dear. I appear to be developing a thing for girl!Jack. I'm going to turn into one of those people in fandom, aren't I. Oh well! *adds to to-write list*

And now I'm off to delve a bit more into all the delightful stuff that's been posted for [livejournal.com profile] femslash08 - many fandoms! many pairings! much shiny! I kicked that fest off to a good start with this last night:

your mouth like an ocean by [livejournal.com profile] musesfool
Firefly, River/Kaylee, PG-13
River pretends Kaylee's the sun and she's the moon, and they are floating out in space.

Gorgeous.

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