such_heights: eleven and river close together (who: eleven/river [angels])
+ [livejournal.com profile] pocky_slash is hosting a rainy day cuddles, cookies and tea comment fest, which is multi-fandom and multi-media. I contributed some domestic Ponds pre-s6.

vid recs!

+ Boy With A Coin by [personal profile] chaila (T:TSCC, James Ellison)
A lovely, lyrical look at Ellison and his strange robot family.

+ Ça Plane Pour Moi by [personal profile] purplefringe (SGA, John Sheppard)
OH JOHN. YOUR STUPID FACE. :D

+ Don't Tell Me Where You've Been (Just Show Me What You Know) by [personal profile] laurashapiro (Doctor Who, River/Eleven)
Fun and sexy and awesome! Just like them.

+ Born Too Late by [livejournal.com profile] bironic (Deep Space Nine, ensemble)
A lovely, wistful, fun vid for [community profile] kink_bingo's historical roleplay square.

+ If You're The Captain by [personal profile] thingswithwings (Voyager, Janeway/everyone)
This is DELIGHTFUL, and for [community profile] kink_bingo's service square.
such_heights: amy and rory looking at a pile of post (sga: john/rodney [blue])
[personal profile] purplefringe has made her first solo vid! Yay! It is SGA and John/Rodney and super adorable and bouncy, and a really great debut onto the vidding scene. :D

I Do The Dumbest Things For You.
such_heights: zoe from firefly (ff: zoe)
"Sir? I'd like you to take the helm, please. I need this man to tear all my clothes off."

'I can hurt you.' )

Rec: those isles of yours that wait for me by [personal profile] siria (SGA/Firefly, Teyla/Zoe)
Of necessity, Teyla's childhood on Athos had taught her patience.
such_heights: amy and rory looking at a pile of post (sga: jennifer)
" I just haven't been sleeping very well. This whole being in control thing kind of makes me anxious."

'I appreciate you trying to lie to me.' )

Rec: Let It Grow by [personal profile] bluflamingo (Keller/Vega, Cadman/Brown)
In which Jennifer works through her own sexual identity, Katie and Laura get back together after all, and Alicia and Laura bond over the perils of being queer in the US military, and why exactly both their girlfriends have been interested in Rodney McKay; au for season 5
such_heights: amy and rory looking at a pile of post (film: zhuge liang)
+ Josh Groban performs the tweets of Kanye West. AMAZINGNESS ENSUES. )

[personal profile] glass_icarus: 48 CDs brb dying
[personal profile] glass_icarus: I WOULD BUY ALL OF THOSE
[personal profile] glass_icarus: WITH REAL CASH
[personal profile] such_heights: HAHAHAHA SRSLY.

+ [community profile] festivids is submitted LIKE A BOSS. \o/ Of course now I am dreadfully anxious that it's horrible and everyone who watches it will hate it but, um. That will pass! And omg vidsplosion on the 22nd I am excited.

+ LJ-related tip: if you mod an inactive community, you might want to think about putting it on moderating posting. Brought to you after having to delete 40 pornbot spam entries from [livejournal.com profile] tardis_gen this afternoon. D:

Recs!

+ A Cup O' Kindness (Or, Five Men That Elena Turned Down, And The One Girl She Didn't) by [personal profile] fly_to_dawn (Merlin, Elena/various)

Elena fic! And every character who appears in this is lovely.

+ Now That You Mention It by [personal profile] telesilla (SGA, John/Rodney)

NNG. Awesomely done first time kink fic with great characterisation.

+ No Turning Back by [livejournal.com profile] misswinterhill (Merlin, Elyan/Gwaine)

Elyan/Gwaine! eee! They are so perfect together in this. [livejournal.com profile] misswinterhill always does a fabulous job of creating emotional dynamics between characters that run the gamut from snarky to heartfelt in two lines, and this is a gorgeous example.

+ ride until we fall by [archiveofourown.org profile] handyhunter (Red Cliff, Sûn Shàngxiâng)

Sûn Shàngxiâng! This is a fantastic exploration of her character and her position post-film, and her interactions with everyone else are wonderful, especially Zhûgě Liàng. ♥!

+ eta: Oh, and I have tickets to go see David Tennant and Catherine Tate in Much Ado About Nothing in London in the summer. TODAY IS A GOOD DAY.
such_heights: amy and rory looking at a pile of post (sga: jennifer)
+ [livejournal.com 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 [archiveofourown.org 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 [livejournal.com profile] daysofawesome.
such_heights: amy and rory looking at a pile of post (Default)
(previous days)

Day 13 - Your "pick me up" vid of choice

Yeah, okay, I can't pick just one for this one!

God Is A DJ by [livejournal.com profile] dualbunny (BSG, Starbuck)

Brand New Day by [livejournal.com profile] humansrsuperior (Doctor Who, Amy, Eleven)

Be My Yoko Ono by [livejournal.com profile] gigglemonster (SGA, John/Rodney)

Devotion by [livejournal.com profile] charmax (Xena, Xena/Gabrielle)

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Also, new comm for Masters and PhD students: [community profile] piledhigheranddeeper. Relevant to my interests!
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

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(previous days)

Day 10 - A vid that makes you laugh

Another Sunday by [livejournal.com 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.
such_heights: amy and rory looking at a pile of post (sga: jumper)
The outpouring of awesome from my flist continues. :D Spoilers abound in both fanworks.

Change of Time by [personal profile] trelkez is a Rory vid that is beautifully edited and full of emotion. It gives me many feelings! Oh, Rory! <3

Stories We Tell Our Children by [livejournal.com profile] calapine (Eleven, River, Amy, Rory, G)
Tell stories; be kind; remember. A response to The Big Bang.

My heart, guys, calapine wrote it out and put it on a screen. This encapsulates everything I loved about this season and the characters and themes, perfectly, and it gets right at the heart of what Doctor Who is all about when it's at its very best. Amazing.

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Day 1 - A vid that made you start watching a brand new show

Day 2 - A male character study vid you love

Evening on the Ground by [livejournal.com profile] hollywoodgrrl. (SGA, John Sheppard) John gets a lot of fantastic vids, but this is one of my very favourites. When I first found it it was the first time I'd seen editing like it - not only is it a visual feast, but each effect chosen adds to the story told.

rest of the days )
such_heights: amy and rory looking at a pile of post (m: gwen [shining])
Here is a reclist of the year, of sorts. Below are a selection of fanworks that made me laugh, cry, flail, think, ache, rejoice and love over the course of the year. Below are romances, character studies, sweeping epics, AUs, meta, dance numbers, transitions, friendships, monsters, politics, zombies, and of course, robots. (There are always robots.)

Some of them are very famous, some only have a handful of comments. I love them all, because they all define what the past year in fandom was for me. There are a dozen fandoms represented here, and hopefully there's something for everyone. It's also worth noting that this list is defined by what's not included almost as much as what is - there were so many things I couldn't fit in! A lot of the time, I just couldn't pick only one story by a favourite author to include. (In one case, a certain author's best story is still sitting on my hard drive waiting for me to finish my beta.) My point is, this is in no way definitive, or even really a 'best of'. Just, here are some stories and some vids that I liked. Enjoy!

20 stories! )

13 vids! )

Thank you to all the authors, vidders, beta readers and cheerleaders that made the above possible, and here's to the stories to come in 2010. ♥
such_heights: amy and rory looking at a pile of post (Default)
Ahahahaha, oh man. I need to stop this unscheduled three hours napping! I will be awake half the night catching up on all the laundry and email-answering and homework I should have done at a sensible hour. *facepalm*

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Further reading for Coming Out Day:
There's no big moment where you scream "By all the gods on Olympus, I'm queer!" or something to that effect, and the whole world hears it and treats you accordingly. Every person you meet is someone else who has absolutely no idea, unless you meet them in the context of being queer in some way. People make assumptions, and coming out is jut as much about correcting assumptions as it is about expressing yourself.

-- National Coming Out Day, [personal profile] iambickilometer

here's my deal: I don't believe in coming out. I don't believe that I should have to. I hate the idea that queerness has to be announced - and therefore that heteronormativity is assumed/default. I hate the idea that being any kind of queer is like giving someone a surprise party, where you jump up out of a darkened space and then they say, wow, I didn't expect that! I hate it. I like to say: I don't believe in coming out - I believe in being out.

-- so, it's national coming out day?, [personal profile] thingswithwings

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Recs:

those isles of yours that wait for me by [livejournal.com profile] siriaeve [SGA/Firefly fusion, Teyla/Zoe, PG-13]

The world is now a better place because this pairing exists, for real.

Club Wales by [livejournal.com profile] pocky_slash [Torchwood, Ianto, Gwen, PG-13]

This is long (19k!) and absolutely wonderful. I fell in love with the characters all over again and it's a beautiful look at Gwen and Ianto's friendship.

How Ianto Jones Quits His Job and Decides to Take Over the World (Without the Help of a Kangaroo Army) by [livejournal.com profile] sparky77 [Torchwood/SPN/Leverage, Dean/Alec/Ianto and combinations, PG]

The crack is strong with this one! It's glorious.

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We are laying down some anon love? I'm down with that.

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I'm SO WIRED, you guys. I will never sleep again! :D :D :D

... D:
such_heights: amy and rory looking at a pile of post (m: morgana [the past is prologue | stars)
+ [livejournal.com profile] touchyerwood (*snicker* ... *is twelve*), a new Torchwood anon kink meme, is open for business.

+ A new anthology, Headcase, is accepting submissions for non-fiction pieces by LGBTQ writers & artists about mental illness.

+ I still have not watched Merlin. I may not do so before tomorrow evening. Woe!

+ People. I see this all the time and it pains me in my soul just a little. 'Discrete' and 'discreet' are two different words with two very different meanings. Discrete means 'separate and distinct'. Thus, even if Arthur and Merlin (hypothetical example!) are keeping their relationship on the down low, I rather doubt that they'd feel particularly discrete about it.

/end friendly PSA!

+ Lastly, some vid & fic recs! )
such_heights: martha, donna and rose (who: companions)
[livejournal.com profile] dogdaysofsummer is back for this August, a prompt-a-day Remus/Sirius community. I have enormous affection for it and its sister communities, for they are where I cut my fandom teeth.

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[personal profile] thingswithwings has been reccing podfic all week! (Is reccing recs too meta? I don't care.) There's lots of SGA, due South, and a smattering of other fandoms, and I have been discovering some real delights, making me an official podfic convert. In particular, I have been working my way through her list of five podfics that make me laugh and oh my GOD, hilarity. Totally inappropriate laughter in public places style hilarity, ahaha. Win!

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[livejournal.com profile] siriaeve has been writing Bones/SGA, which I've decided is my new favourite crossover. Check out Abnormal Psychology, where Sweets has a psych session with John and it goes about as you'd expect, and a sam adams moment where John and Booth are buddies from way back and Angela is awesome.

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Finally, [livejournal.com profile] cidercupcakes is hosting a female character deathmatch rather like that thing that went around a while back in which pretty much no women at all made it through to the final rounds, HOW STRANGE. The top 64 nominated women are there, and omg there are some tough choices! Uhura vs. Carter, CJ vs. Bones, Kaylee vs. Teyla, argh. If I could use power and influence then I would say go vote for Gwen Cooper, because I would be sad to see her bow out in the first round! I'm happy to report that Martha and Tosh are steaming ahead, and it looks like Donna's going to pull through too.
such_heights: amy and rory looking at a pile of post (bsg: our new cylon overlords)
Quick recs for three ficlets that made me laugh!

Got you by [livejournal.com profile] makesitpretty [Black Books, Bernard/Fran], from [livejournal.com profile] oxoniensis's porn battle but mostly this is just hilarious, OH FRAN.

The One With The Love Spell by [livejournal.com profile] out_there [Merlin, Merlin/Arthur], which has the most sparkling, delightful dialogue, OH GAIUS.

Both Alike In Dignity by [livejournal.com profile] siriaeve [SGA, John/Rodney], in which Rodney and John are like Romeo and Juliet. Sort of. OH RODNEY. :D

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Empire Magazine has revealed its list of the 50 Greatest TV Shows ever:
1. Bold the shows you watch/used to watch.
2. Italic the shows you've seen at least one episode of.
3. Strikeout the shows you've never seen.
4. Post your answers.


cut for teevee with bits of commentary )

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Huh. I appear to be eyeing up [livejournal.com profile] tardis_bigbang and [livejournal.com profile] thelittlebang [multi-fandom femslash]. That way lies madness, I'm quite sure! And yet. Big Bang participants of times yore, talk to me! Is it terrifying and horrible, or is is thrilling and the source of new and wondrous inspiration? I'm guessing a bit of both.
such_heights: amy and rory looking at a pile of post (other: books)
01. Many kisses have been exchanged here (nearly 5000 words of them, no less) - thanks to everyone for playing!

02. In what seems to be a bus-like phenomenon, I suddenly have a collection of fic nomination emails. Fandom awards and such have always been a bit of a mystery to me, but The Rumour Mill's been nominated at the Forbidden Awards and the Quibbler Awards, while In An Interstellar Burst and the Jack/Gwen fiveways have been dropped into the current pool of Children of Time stories. If my nominators are out there, thanks! It's terribly nice to be thought of, though like I say, I'm a bit bewildered by these things.

03. There may be something appearing here shortly, but otherwise I must take my leave for a couple of weeks whilst I wrangle with some very nuisance-like examinations.

04. A few recs to end:

and there is pansies, that's for thoughts by [livejournal.com profile] ignipes, the most adorable Merlin story there ever was.

The Worst-Case Scenario Handbook: Harry Potter by [livejournal.com profile] rowen_r, which is hilarious and dead-on.

The Hard Prayer by [livejournal.com profile] rheanna27, a long and exceptionally gripping SGA AU that I would happily recommend to any post-apocalypse fans, whether you've seen the original canon or not, [livejournal.com profile] rheanna27 does such a great job of characterisation and world-building. It's 30,000 words and I could not stop reading the damn thing, much to the detriment of my evening yesterday!
such_heights: amy and rory looking at a pile of post (other: puppy)
God, November sucks, huh? *kind of wants to hide under the blankets forever* But in lieu of that, here are some things that are cheering me up!

Two additions to the Muse/Doctor Who vid OTP project:

Glorious [Rose, Martha, Donna] by [livejournal.com profile] rhoboat

Epic does not even BEGIN. This is entirely perfect and shiver-inducing and wow - oh Rose, oh Martha, oh Donna. I LOVE THEM SO MUCH.

Scattered [Tenth Doctor] by [livejournal.com profile] di_br, to 'Map of the Problematique'

Oh man, you should have seen me after I watched this through for the first time, I was the living embodiment of flail. Oh, Ten, you and your epic cosmic angst will be sorely missed.

And also Shine by [livejournal.com profile] humansrsuperior, which is just SO HAPPY after the angst of the previous two.

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Pushing Daisies vids!

Angel With An Attitude [Chuck] and Modern Nature [Ned/Chuck] by [livejournal.com profile] charmax, and Open Your Eyes [Ned/Chuck] by [livejournal.com profile] di_br all capture the joy of the show so well. And so pretty! ♥

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Really goofy and amazing SGA vids!

2 atoms in a molecule [John/Rodney] by [livejournal.com profile] zoetrope - this is so neat, with animation and arty bits and so on! There's even a singalong section.

Grace Kelly and I Won't Say I'm In Love [John/Rodney] by [livejournal.com profile] dkwilliams - two classic examples of 'you're using what song now?' that work absolutely beautifully and fill me with yay.

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Also, SGA fic. I am so in love with this fandom at the moment, especially after Friday's episode, what with the spoilers! )

Many More, by [livejournal.com profile] sheafrotherdon
~ 970 words, John/Rodney, PG. Tag to 5x14: The Prodigal. Almost all dialogue taken directly from the show.

Finish Line, by [livejournal.com profile] dogeared
John/Rodney, 350 words, wee tiny tag to 5x14 - The Prodigal

Intentions, by [livejournal.com profile] cathalin
John/Rodney, PG. This is Ronon's and my attempt to fix some of what was, er, interesting, about Tracker.

Yeah, McKay/Sheppard is pretty much my drug of choice this week. :D

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Anyone got cheerful recs of their own they'd like to share? I rather suspect we need them.

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In conclusion:



♥!

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