such_heights: amy and rory looking at a pile of post (a:tla: azula)
So another batch of my friends have got into Avatar TLA lately which is always a source of enormous joy. And now that Korra has finally started, eeeeee, I'm hoping this fandom will only continue to grow!

(People who still haven't seen this show, I really can't recommend it enough. It's just. So good. Hilarious and compelling and full of heart with fantastic characters from the main team to recurring to standalone, and it fulfils so many of my hopes and dreams re. representation, with an entirely Asian culture-based fantasy world, a huge range of different kinds of female characters as well as one of my favourite disabled characters ever, and it's all about a team of adorable dorks who love each other and save the day and a;lsdasja;lskd. It makes me so, so happy in my heart.)

Anyway. Here are some links to Avatar fandom hangouts and fanworks I like etc. Please feel free to add links in the comments - self-reccing encouraged!

This list has been written for people who've caught up on the show, so assume spoilers for everything including aired episodes of Korra.

So on Dreamwidth I co-mod [community profile] white_lotus, which runs a yearly fanwork exchange as well as being a general repository for fanwork posts and news about the show. Now that Korra's airing we're having weekly discussion posts. The quality of the things people post there is so high, there's so much good stuff and it's a great place to go and find icons etc. That's how I saw a fantastic and comprehensive batch for the first two episodes of Korra by [personal profile] piconz, for instance.

If you're into Tumblr, I don't follow that many Avatar blogs but I do enjoy the following. (Potential spoilers for today's episode of Korra below.)

[ profile] bryankonietzko (co-creator of Avatar & Korra)
[ profile] effyeahmaizuko
[ profile] avataraang
[ profile] appasbossdays (I dream of this updating again one day!)
[ profile] tftfn (for all your Texts From Last Night needs)
[ profile] oma_shu

Fanwork recs - I have some delicious bookmarks and this is the recs tag on my journal.

some personal favourites below the cut )
such_heights: zoe from firefly (ff: zoe)
In this year's Fandom Steel Cage Match (at [ profile] f_march_madness), some of the choices have hurt me in my soul. First [personal profile] thingswithwings wrote some Hermione/Katara in response to that pain - Theory In Practice, and it's faaaabulous - and then I wrote this. Zoe and Olivia are both winners in my heart.

Palm to Palm
Fringe/Firefly ; Olivia/Zoe ; G ; 700 words ; no content notes ; also at the AO3
Zoe first met Olivia in a dingy bar on a particularly disreputable moon.

Set post-Serenity, with Fringe spoilers through 'Jacksonville'.

A lone woman bonding with a glass of whiskey like it was her only friend didn't stand out in a place like this. )


Jan. 25th, 2012 10:17 pm
such_heights: amy and rory looking at a pile of post (who: karen [light])
+ At [community profile] white_lotus we've started posting fanworks for the Lunar New Year exchange - so far there are two fics, one about Ursa and one Katara/Zuko, and a vid about Toph & Azula. All highly recommended!

+ FESTIVIIIIIDS! I got a wonderful vid, Baby Got Going (Bridesmaids), which I looove and need to praise the vidder in much detail about why it's great, but have yet to find the right words. Basically it captures all the stuff I love best about the film (female friendships! ridiculous faces! hilarity!) and is really well-edited with some great timing and eeee. :D I shall have some more festivids recs later when I've had a chance to watch a few more. (I'm putting off some that look wonderful because they'll probably make me cry - so tomorrow when I'm home alone, then!)

+ Here in the UK it is the National Television Awards tonight (decided by public vote), and Matt Smith and Karen Gillan have picked up Best Drama Performance awards, hurray!

They are both looking rather fab )

+ Speaking of Karen Gillan, her biopic about Jean Shrimpton, We'll Take Manhattan, is airing on BBC Four tomorrow evening and will presumably be on iPlayer thereafter - I don't know about international airings. From the promo pictures, it's going to be extremely pretty at the very least.

picspam )
such_heights: zuko offering himself up for capture (avatar: zuko on his knees)
ahahaha omg everyone at [community profile] white_lotus is MY FAVOURITE.

Drink Some Fucking Tea by [personal profile] unjapanologist
A parody of 'Go the Fuck to Sleep'. During season one, Iroh unloads some frustrations about his beloved nephew that he can't very well voice out loud.

It's amaaaaaaaaaaaaaazing!
such_heights: amy and rory looking at a pile of post (who: amy [space])
Avatar: the Last Airbender

Filial Impiety by [personal profile] lizbee (Azula/Toph)

[personal profile] lizbee makes this pairing work so, so well, this is a great future fic.

Grey by [ profile] melodytree (Kyoshi)

For [ profile] queer_fest, this is a long and lovely look at Kyoshi's life and her negotiations of being genderqueer.

Doctor Who


St. Stephen's Cross by [personal profile] kaydeefalls (Amy/Rory)

[personal profile] kaydeefalls + Vienna Teng + Amy/Rory = all the happiness.

Whatever It Is by [personal profile] shinyjenni (ALL THE COMPANIONS OMG)

A lovely, quiet look at all the amazing companions of the show from Ian and Barbara to Amy and Rory. <3

Before I Met You by [personal profile] fizzyblogic (Doctor/River, various others)

eeee! [personal profile] fizzyblogic made this for ME and it is LOVELY. An awesome look at love through time and space and the Doctor and River's different approaches to it, and also the two of them being all pretty and wonderful.


Straight Lines by [ profile] calapine (Eleven/TARDIS)

The perfect coda to 6x04.

Harry Potter

Souvenirs and Lost Luggage by anonymous at [ profile] hp_beholder (Petunia)

This is a wonderful and sympathetic look at Petunia rediscovering herself post-series.

Dudley Dursley and the Elusive Difference by [ profile] kahvi

Another [ profile] queer_fest story, this does a really great job of keeping Dudley's characterisation consistent with the series while also giving him a lot more depth, spinning from the premise that he's intersex and doesn't know for a long time. Lovely.

Fannish News

[community profile] kink_bingo is gearing up for another round, whee! There are essays and updated rules and so on at the comm, which are all worth reading. Some of the rule changes are pretty great, particularly the addition of various achievements for things like getting a line bingo with asexual characters etc, and also the fact it's extended for an extra month, which gives me something to do when I am post-degree and job-hunting in September, awesome.
such_heights: amy and rory looking at a pile of post (avatar: toph mocks you)
Ack, okay, I am totally failing on this meme owing in part to modding and in part to offline things. Alas! I will try and write maybe a post or two in the next week or so.

But in lieu of a proper post tonight, let me say that a) Toph is made of joy, and b) this is aptly demonstrated in my [community profile] white_lotus gift!

120 Faces by anonymous. 120 Toph-centric icons.

SO COOL. So I will now be communicating entirely via Toph-based graphics, just fyi.


TOPH! Please make up for my lack and leave love and recs and such for her in the comments. :D
such_heights: amy and rory looking at a pile of post (a:tla: katara smile)
Happy new year, everyone who's celebrating! <3

Over at [community profile] white_lotus, we're celebrating by kicking off our gift exchange. YOU GUYS. There is SO MUCH AWESOME, I cannot even begin to tell you. We have so many different kinds of fanwork, from fic to vids to art to crafts and more, and all kinds of characters, ships and genres represented. IT'S VERY EXCITING.

I won't be posting recs for the fest as that is unmodly, but I will link you to our first fanwork, an outstanding vid:

Watershed (Aang, Zuko, ensemble).
such_heights: amy and rory looking at a pile of post (m: gwen beautiful smile)
+ [ 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.

+ [ 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 (sga: jennifer)
+ [ profile] zahrawithaz has some interesting analysis of Merlin 3x01. Lots of food for thought!

+ [profile] festivid nominations are open! \o/!

+ [community profile] ladiesbigbang is posting, with a multimedia extravaganza. Here are a few things I've particularly enjoyed:

+ Imagine the Ocean by [ profile] damkianna (A:TLA, Katara, Sokka, Aang, Suki, Zuko, Iroh)

This is a wonderfully compelling AU where Aang didn't make it out of the iceberg and Katara is the Avatar instead. It's not complete, but the 50,000 words up there so far make for great reading, and I hope to see more of Katara & co's adventures soon!

+ Let It Grow by [personal profile] blueflamingo (SGA, Keller/Vega, Cadman/Brown)

This is an entirely charming S5 AU that fleshes out all four characters nicely and has a lovely, understated look at queer life on Atlantis, with a background pairing that made me clap my hands with glee.

+ 300 icons by [personal profile] hermitsoul, featuring 12 awesome women.

+ [personal profile] kuwdora has recs from [community profile] eid_ka_chand and [ profile] daysofawesome.


Sep. 12th, 2010 12:00 am
such_heights: amy and rory looking at a pile of post (avatar: azula/ty lee)
+ [community profile] eid_ka_chand is hosting an Eid-Al-Fitr fanwork challenge, which in addition to producing many awesome things is also helping to raise hundreds of dollars for Pakistan. There's still time to add to that total! More details at the links.

+ [personal profile] noldo linked me to this fabulous Scott Pilgrim/A:TLA mashup which puts the Scott Pilgrim trailer audio over clips from the series. hilarity ensues! click for embed )

+ [personal profile] sholio made Avatar Dance Mix, which is a FABULOUS Avatar vid set to the United States of Pop 2009 mashup. It sums up absolutely everything I love about the show, and is a real joy to watch. <333
such_heights: amy and rory looking at a pile of post (a:tla: toph & badger moles)
+ The Eleventy Project is back! [personal profile] fan_eunice made Break The Night With Colour for Vincent and the Doctor and it's utterly gorgeous.

+ [ profile] neilife7 is gathering interest for a Whoverse meetup at Dragon*Con.

+ I am keeping an eye on this page of guests dropping out of D*C and sadfacing.

+ [personal profile] glass_icarus made Vienna Teng icons.

+ [community profile] wiscon_vidparty is soliciting vid premieres for next year! Go forth and make feminist sci-fi vids, hurrah.

+ I am still deeply amused by [personal profile] lizbee's Avatar/Doctor Who crossover art. Toph ftw!

+ Oh my god adorable baby otters.
such_heights: amy and rory looking at a pile of post (sga: team!)
As seen everywhere already, a follow-up series to A:TLA has been announced! The Legend of Korra. eeee! And here is an interview with the creators. Here is a hi-res promo shot that is now my desktop background. So pretty!

I am also entirely charmed by this piece of fanart (Korra, Aang) :D


(previous days)

Day 10 - A vid that makes you laugh

Another Sunday by [ profile] jescaflowne (Stargate Atlantis)

Haha, oh, I love this so so much. :D Sparkly Ronon! John's ridiculous faces! Teyla is made of epic! Rodney's a dork! ALL WITH GLORIOUS EIGHTIES MUSIC AND CHEESY EFFECTS. My adoration is boundless like the ocean.

vid recs!

Jul. 10th, 2010 10:23 am
such_heights: amy and rory looking at a pile of post (avatar: ty lee *chinhands*)
Doctor Who

Stuck To You by [ profile] humansrsuperior [Amy/Rory/Eleven]


Set My World Into Motion by [ profile] beccatoria [River, River/Doctor]

In which River is MORE AWESOME THAN EVERYONE. Also, the editing on this is really cool. *makes notes*

Avatar: The Last Airbender

Tamacun by [ profile] cherryice [Appa]

Okay, so when I was flailing over ATLA the other day, [personal profile] thefourthvine quite rightly reprimanded me for failing to demonstrate my love of Appa, the best sky bison ever. So here, watch this vid, which is awesome. Some spoilers for the whole series, but possibly the best introductory vid out of the three I'm reccing.

Heavenly by [ profile] bananainpyjamas [Zuko]

If I had Sylar-esque powers and could steal other vidders' abilities (though preferably without the brain-eating and whatnot) I would absolutely steal [ profile] bananainpyjamas' eye for motion, which is put to fantastic use here. It's also a great look at Zuko's arc through the show, with major spoilers for the whole series.

(... okay, that was probably one of the creepier recs I've written!)

Paper Planes by [personal profile] thedeadparrot [Toph]

TOPH. BEING AWESOME. :DD I love how fun and action-y this vid is. Again with the spoilers.


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