ladyofjest: (Default)
Hello! Welcome to the most wonderful time of the year, and I'm super-excited you're writing a story for me. Here's some expansion on my requests:

SLEEPY HOLLOW (TV series)
I'm interested in an OTP between Ichabod and Abbie, and what that might look like. Domestic scenes are great, or work scenes if you'd like, either fighting against the Apocalypse or in some bright future where they avert it all and live to tell the tale and have grandchildren and etc. I'm not opposed to Katrina joining them as part of a triad. If Ichabod and Katrina's relationship ended, I'd like that depicted or referred to in a realistic way.

(I anticipate the relationship between Ichabod and Katrina may have shifted on the show, but I'm a few episodes behind as of 10/28. I'll be all caught up before Yuletide, though!)

THE LYNBURN LEGACY (Sarah Rees Brennan)
The final reconnection in the Lynburn legacy may have been a little too perfect, but I don't care. Kami and Jared became their own people, and still decided that they loved best being together. Y'know, really together. I'm intrigued as to what that relationship might look like 10, 20, 30 years down the line. Do they travel and freak strangers out by how in tandem they are? Do they settle in Sorry-in-the-Vale and have children? Poor children who can never try to hoodwink one parent by telling the other parent said something different? Give me a glimpse of their life in the future, and bonus points for Angela (and/or Holly, not necessarily still together), how Kami's parents are doing, Aunt Lillian, and old Man Whatshisname with his sheep. And epic tales of Rusty's laziness, in memoriam.


THE MAGICIANS (Lev Grossman)
The Magicians by Lev Grossman was a pretty engrossing read (pun not intended), and I really do not like the main character. He is such an ass. I do like Alice a lot - she could be mean and petty as well, but she was also an amazing woman and magician in her own right. I want to see what happened to her from the other side - how did she actually change when transformed into a niffin? Did her conscious, Alice-governed life really end with the transformation? (Yeah, I've only read The Magicians at this point. I tried to see if Alice is written about more in the two subsequent novels, but that's super difficult to do without spoilers. So, uh, just fulfill this as creatively as you can with awesome Alice moments both pre- and post-niffining?)
ladyofjest: (Default)
Dear Yuletide Santa:

Thank you so much for writing for me! It is a special sort of delight to have a story written with me in mind, and I'm glad you're here to do so. Have fun with this, and I know I will enjoy whatever you create!

Here's a little something about my general likes and dislikes:

I love quirky stories with witty dialogue. I think strong female agency, queer representation, and POC representation are all parts of a balanced (read: good) fic. All characters are created equal.

I love to laugh. I like to look at established stories in a different way, either by tweaking a detail to spin the universe out in a new direction or by telling the story from an overlooked perspective. Or both.

In the realm of things I do not like: essentially, I do not like characters that don't act like themselves. I find it very difficult to suspend disbelief and enjoy a fic when the characters aren't acting or speaking like themselves.

Here are my requests again, possibly with further expansion:

Optional details are optional. )



And that's all I've got, dear Yuletide Santa. Once again, thank you, and I hope you have a blast!
ladyofjest: (Default)
Your main fandom of the year? That would really have to be The Big Bang Theory. It's hard to believe that I hadn't seen a single episode this time last year! But it's true. I rapidly cycled through complete love to intense disappointment to a more balanced critical approach, which is where I am now with the show.

Your favorite film watched this year? This is incredibly difficult to answer, considering I watched the following films this year: Hamlet (RSC, Tennant/Stewart), Moon, How to Train Your Dragon The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, Scott Pilgrim Vs. the World, and The Secret of Kells. So. Yes.

Your favorite book read this year? This is also incredibly difficult to answer, considering I read Feed by Mira Grant, the Scott Pilgrim graphic novels, The Demon's Lexicon & The Demon's Covenant by Sarah Rees Brennan, the first Flora Segunda novel by Ysabeau Wilce, Wintersmith by Terry Pratchett, the Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins, and several other awesome books. So. Yes.

Your favorite album or song to listen to this year? This is the year I discovered Lady Gaga, and spent an inordinate amount of time listening to The Fame and The Fame Monster.

Your favorite TV show of the year? Doctor Who, True Blood, The Big Bang Theory, The Vampire Diaries, The Guild, Eureka, Warehouse 13, Spartacus: Blood and Sand, Sherlock, and The Venture Brothers. I think that's all. Maybe. Oh, no! Community, as well.

Your favorite DW community of the year? Alas, I didn't spend a lot of time on DW this year. If we switch the question to LJ, however, I would say [profile] bigbang_land.

Your best new fandom discovery of the year? For most of the year, this belongs primarily to The Big Bang Theory, before life and fandom-funk caught up with me in the fourth quarter. The year is ending with a burgeoning obsession with The Hunger Games.

Your biggest fandom disappointment of the year? Lost. I can't even remember the good times, the five years of fannish glee and theorizing, because of the complete awfulness of the resolution.

Your TV boyfriend of the year? Oh, yes. That would be Alexander Skarsgard as Eric in True Blood, with a side of Ian Somerholder as Damon in The Vampire Diaries. Possibly some Misha Collins as Castiel in Supernatural as a dessert.

Your TV girlfriend of the year? Felicia Day, all the way! And a little bit Allison Scagliotti as Claudia from Warehouse 13 as well.

Your biggest squee moment of the year? There aren't many specifics leaping to mind right at this moment, but I'm sure most of them were contained in the latest season of Doctor Who. Oh! And then there was the porch kiss from The Vampire Diaries.

The most missed of your old fandoms? Buffy the Vampire Slayer! Not that the brilliance of the show and related fandom has gone anywhere; it's just that this is the year I decided to catch up on the so-called S8 comics, which I have formally struck from canon (although I haven't yet talked about that here).

The fandom you haven't tried yet, but want to? Fringe! I keep hearing such good things about this show - I can't wait to actually watch it. I'm also interested in finally getting on board with Inception, and doing more than avidly reading in The Hunger Games fandom.

Your biggest fan anticipations for the New Year? New Doctor Who! Finally catching up with S2 of The Vampire Diaries! Seeing where the hell this surprisingly riveting season of Supernatural is going! A Game of Thrones!



You can also read this entry on Dreamwidth, where there are currently comment count unavailable comments.
ladyofjest: (yuletide stockings)
Dear Yuletide Santa:

I always find it difficult to write these letters, so I apologize if my letter is not very helpful. Really, I thought mainly to collect my requests for you into one easily consulted post.

I love quirky stories with witty dialogue. Either slash or het is fine, although I don't necessarily prefer stories that are mainly vehicles for sexual situations (at least not in the fandoms I've requested this year). I like crossovers. I think strong female agency, queer representation, and POC representation are all parts of a balanced (read: good) fic. All characters are created equal.

I love to laugh. I like to look at established stories in a different way, either by tweaking a detail to spin the universe out in a new direction or by telling the story from an overlooked perspective. Or both.

I like well-done crazy mad stories that just take something bizarre and run with it. Surrealism, when done well and with intelligent commentary, is completely awesome. And just because it's intelligent doesn't mean the abject avoidance of LOL-language or memelicious slang. You know, if that's appropriate.

I will probably like whatever you take the time and effort to write for me: thank you for doing this, Yuletide writer!

Just a few notes on things I do not like: I do not like rape-centric fiction, heavily-detailed BDSM scenes, characters who don't act like themselves, or actual-end-of-the-world fic.

Requested Fandoms )



You can also read this entry on Dreamwidth, where there are currently comment count unavailable comments.
ladyofjest: (yuletide alot)
Sigh. I'm just going to have to regroup on this whole Fannish Advent Calendar thing at the weekend. Ten hour workdays are just not conducive to writing fanfic. Sorry, y'all!

Grrr. Argh!

Dec. 1st, 2010 11:19 pm
ladyofjest: (Default)
I hate to default on my first day of doing the Fannish Advent Calendar, but between working and getting sick, I'm just not going to be able to post a piece of flashfic today.

I'll make up for it, though! Hopefully with two pieces tomorrow - we shall see! If not, I guess we'll be seeing multiple pieces over the weekend.



You can also read this entry on Dreamwidth, where there are currently comment count unavailable comments.
ladyofjest: (yuletide stockings)
I was so entertained by [livejournal.com profile] cadhla's Fannish Advent Calendar last year, that I decided I wanted to give it a whirl this year myself!

Here's how it works:

In the fine tradition of Advent Calendars everywhere, this one counts down the days to Christmas/Hogswatch/Alvismas/etc. However, instead of some candy behind a little door or a verse from Scripture or a similar delight, I am posting flashfic to my journal.

You can request any fandom that tickles your fancy - as long as I know it, I will write it. Please keep in mind that all of your requests are just that: requests. I'm not giving you a guarantee that I'll write what you suggest.

Feel free to suggest a fandom and, optionally, characters or a theme you're most interested in. Also, since this is a Fannish Advent Calendar, all of my flashfics will be somehow related to the winter holidays.

The first day of Advent will be drawn from suggestions on this post! So feel free to suggest something below.

Here's a list of potential fandoms to get you started:

Behind the cut for the list of fandoms. )



You can also read this entry on Dreamwidth, where there are currently comment count unavailable comments.

Old Potter

Nov. 14th, 2010 04:51 pm
ladyofjest: (community: crazy pharaoh)
Looking at pictures of the Harry Potter actors aged for the epilogue sequence for the last film, I just have to ask:

They should be in their late 30s when that scene unfolds at the train station. Why do they all look like they're in their 50s? (And so disturbingly hard-used by life, yikes.)



You can also read this entry on Dreamwidth, where there are currently comment count unavailable comments.
ladyofjest: (glee: nph)
This season of Glee has not gotten off to the strongest start.

The first episode wasn't bad - it was pretty solid as Glee goes, and I thought the introduction of new characters was handled pretty well. Spoilers for Audition. )

Unfortunately, the second and third episodes of Glee this season have been awful.

Spoilers for Britney/Brittany. )

Where the second episode was ludicrous, the third settled into a firm parody of itself. I respect that they tried to show the various aspects of spirituality and the issues of spirituality in school, but they did it in ham-fisted and bludgeoning terms.

Spoilers for Grilled Cheesus. )

What happened to you, Glee? Did you find yourself renewed for two more seasons and just decide you didn't have to try at all anymore?

I just can't get my hopes up for "Duets."



You can also read this entry on Dreamwidth, where there are currently comment count unavailable comments.
ladyofjest: (vampire: ask me how!)
Now that I've doubled the number of The Vampire Diaries episodes I've seen (yes, since yesterday!), let's expand on my thoughts:

I just finished watching "Unpleasantville" (or S01E12) a few minutes ago, and I have to say that I haven't felt this compelled to fall headlong into a television show since Buffy the Vampire Slayer (the entirety of which I watched in just a couple of months back in 2005).

There are definitely shows I've fallen head over heels for in the past few years - my love for True Blood is one such, and GoD knows I mainlined that series 3-4 episodes at a pop when I started watching it in S2 - but I was able to restrict myself to viewing it once a week, teasing out the enjoyment.

I'm also heavily into The Big Bang Theory, and zoomed through its first 3 seasons pretty quickly as well. But, again, I was able to save that for once- or twice-a-week viewings and it lasted me a few months. (Also, my relationship with that show is fraught: my love is tempered by my heavy criticism of the writers.)

But I haven't felt this overwhelming need to immediately consume the text as quickly as possible, to revisit it as soon as possible, to start analyzing and drawing parallels and writing notes as I watch in quite some time. (I'm not counting Doctor Who in this statement - that's a very old romance.)

I have criticisms. The text is nowhere near perfect, nor would I want it to be. That would make it much less interesting. Sometimes I think things move too quickly to reach their full thematic resonance, but I also thrill with how quickly everything can completely change. Fully embracing the ephemeral nature of life - and of a human life compared to savage, immortal monsters and a hidden supernatural world - well, that's thematically resonant in itself.

I want to write about Vicki and Lexi and Bree. I want to write about how stoked I am that they're pulling no punches with Damon's characterization. I want to write about how they're not depicting Stefan with an Angel syndrome, nor hiding from Elena that he's not a good person in the everyday moral understanding of the word. I appreciate that Elena is changing, clearly yet subtly (much like Sookie Stackhouse evolves in the Harris books, which is something that Paquin and Ball haven't managed to convey well in True Blood). I'm delighted with how they work in all those pesky questions about vampire mechanics, and I guiltily (yet gleefully) admit that I'm really down with Elena/Damon. (Yeah, I was much more Buffy/Spike than I was ever Buffy/Angel too.)

I love the dialogue quips. I respect that they don't flinch from convoluted back story, and expect their audience to keep up with bombshells conveyed in dialogue. I'm incredibly pleased with the direction of the episodes, and the directors' abilities to invoke a menacing atmosphere in such comparatively little space (since they're generally juggling teenage drama intercut with life-and-death games on the supernatural front).

I even really dig the music, though I must add to my earlier definition of "CW Land": not only is it the land of the incredibly good-looking and trendily-dressed, it is also the land of the constantly-swelling pop or indie music.

Anyway, I'd really like to go into further detail about a number of the things I mention above, but it's already half past ten and I need to be getting some work done before bed.

I can't believe that I already want to rewatch this series.



You can also read this entry on Dreamwidth, where there are currently comment count unavailable comments.
ladyofjest: (true blood: omg)
Last year, I was only peripherally aware of The Vampire Diaries. I think I caught a few minutes of one episode either before or after a Supernatural episode at some point. I may even have been mildly interested, but once I heard it was about vampires and highschoolers (and on the CW), my mind went to Twilight rather than Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

Most shows on the CW (and Supernatural is not exempt from this) suffer from taking place in "CW Land" where essentially everyone is ridiculously attractive and dresses all trendy. I suppose it's part of the CW's desperate plan to appeal to and keep the 18-24 female demographic. The CW also seems to pressure its shows to meet the perceived demands of that demographic, leading to such travesties as Jo Harvelle being removed from Supernatural.

I resisted watching The Vampire Diaries for a very long time, but I kept hearing that it was a good show. These reports were persistent. And, well, I've been going through my annual True Blood withdrawal and I am a sucker (heh) for vampires...

I got the first disc of S1 in from Netflix last week.

This week?

I'm trying to keep myself from buying the boxset BECAUSE NETFLIX IS JUST TOO SLOW.

This show may take place in CW-Land, but any shallowness is checked at the shiny surface. And it's only the surface that is shiny: this is a show where the act of vampirism isn't sexy (so far). I'm pretty sure it has a higher body count than True Blood, and I'm only six episodes in. The only human-feeding vampire we have experience with thus far does nothing to make the bite easy for his victims, and their use of hypnosis is fully characterized as the violation it is.

OMGWTF, YOU GUYS. THE VAMPIRE DIARIES. Spoilers below. )

This show has a strong lead trio and a bevy of intriguing secondary characters. Some good dialogue, and it manages both to portray teenage experience and necessary lessons without becoming trite. It has magical artifacts, but those haven't seemed over-complicated so far (which I really dig).

That reminds me of another aspect of the show that initially turned me off: the vampires are walking around in broad daylight with nary a negative effect. I am not a fan of the daywalking-for-no-reason trope. However! They reveal within the first episode or two that the vampires have a few more spoilers )



You can also read this entry on Dreamwidth, where there are currently comment count unavailable comments.
ladyofjest: (big bang theory: started with a big bang)


Another picspam for a challenge hosted by Big Bang Land! This one features five of my favorite conversations from Season 1 of The Big Bang Theory.

I found my caps at Caps by Emma-Jane and Screencaps.org.

Enjoy!

This way for the picspam! )



You can also read this entry on Dreamwidth, where there are currently comment count unavailable comments.
ladyofjest: (Default)
I have so much television to talk about! All of my shows are debuting this week as well, which means I should really break out some reflective posts about their premieres and where I think things might go thematically. Maybe I can even dig up the time and wherewithal to actually do this. (I've been basically incapacitated the past few days thanks to a chronic illness, so I'm not taking anything for granted.)

Anyway, here's what I'm watching for the foreseeable future:

Glee
The Big Bang Theory
Community
Supernatural


I was going to add Undercovers to that list, but I watched the pilot tonight and was not impressed enough to give it a second episode. That may be a bit of a quick decision, but there are other shows I've been meaning to watch that I can catch up on instead. Like Spartacus: Blood and Sand, Fringe and The Vampire Diaries.

However, speaking of new shows, I'll be checking out No Ordinary Family in a week or so when it premiers. I fear it's pretty much DOA, however, considering it's up against Glee. Not a smart move.

I am also waiting for Caprica and Burn Notice to be back on the air in October and November respectively. The end of October will also bring the debut of The Walking Dead, which has essentially been filming in my back yard.

That is a lot of TV. What are you guys looking forward to?

P.S. Does anyone here have a Miso account? I'm there as ladyofjest, naturally.
ladyofjest: (ramona flowers has a big hammer)
I seem to be falling ill, which is most inconvenient as my work-week begins in earnest tomorrow. Still, that apparently doesn't excuse me from face-hugging headaches, swollen tonsils, entrenched exhaustion, and utter lassitude.

As I asked so many times over this past weekend - which was Dragon*Con weekend here in the ATL and I had to work rather than attend: "Why am I not independently wealthy?"

Anyway, here's something entertaining for my fellow Scott Pilgrim fanciers:



That is, indeed, Gideon Graves - if Gideon was possessed of double X chromosomes instead of XY.

Oxboxer designed each of Ramona's 7 Evil Exes thus flipped in this post, and I richly enjoy them all.



You can also read this entry on Dreamwidth, where there are currently comment count unavailable comments.
ladyofjest: (big bang theory: penny/sheldon)


Big Bang Land hosted a picspam challenge, and I chose to explore five of my favorite Sheldon moments! I tried not to go with the totally obvious favorite moments (for me) in this picspam, so you won't find any pics from "The Panty Pinata Polarization" or "The Work Song Nanocluster" or "The Barbarian Sublimation" or "The Einstein Approximation," or... I'll stop there. What can I say? Sheldon is just a whole bucket of ♥s to me.

I got my caps from Caps by Emma-Jane and Screencaps.org, except for one notable exception: the winking-Penny cap was specifically taken for me by [livejournal.com profile] kasiopeia (once more, sugar, you are fabulous!).

Enjoy!

Click the cut to see the picspam! )



You can also read this entry on Dreamwidth, where there are currently comment count unavailable comments.
ladyofjest: (big bang theory: started with a big bang)
Behold! My first attempt at a fanmix, in this case a collection of geek anthems for The Big Bang Theory. It was part of a challenge over at [livejournal.com profile] bigbang_land, but I've been wanting to try my hand at putting together a fanmix for a bit. I'm really hoping that the collection works and isn't rubbish: thoughts?

There are no music files, alas. Instead, I've linked to a video for each song (where available). I tried to seek out the geekiest videos available, though!

Enjoy! The mix (and larger covers) are behind the cut!





Geek Delight! )



You can also read this entry on Dreamwidth, where there are currently comment count unavailable comments.
ladyofjest: (true blood: lie back)
I have been absent far too long! But that's what happens when assignments come due and there is a local con to get to: I've been spending every spare moment writing or working, for the most part, with a quick visit to Faerie Escape Atlanta last weekend. It's another 10-hour shift at work today but, before I go, have a drabble I wrote for TrueBlood100's 19th challenge, "Instinct."

Title: Through Death, and What Pam Found There
Rating: PG-13.
Characters/Pairings: Pam/Eric.
Word Count: 120.
Spoilers: None, really, as this takes place about a century ago.
Disclaimer: Neither True Blood nor the Southern Vampire Mysteries are my sandboxes; I just like playing in them. All fun, no profit.
Summary: Pam seeks a Wonderland in the garden, and finds herself tripping through the rabbit hole into death and beyond.

Drabble behind the cut. )



You can also read this entry on Dreamwidth, where there are currently comment count unavailable comments.
ladyofjest: (vampire: ask me how!)
A couple of weeks ago, I whipped up two simple movie posters for fictional vampire films as part of a challenge over at [livejournal.com profile] vamp_land. Just for fun, here they are:



And one more, Buffy-style, cut for LARGE! )



You can also read this entry on Dreamwidth, where there are currently comment count unavailable comments.
ladyofjest: (community: crazy pharaoh)


DOWNLOAD HERE


Screencaps are 624x352 HD.
They represent every 2 seconds of screentime excepting where there were no appreciable differences to the frames captured.

Let me know if you download. Thanks!


Screencap samples behind the cut. )


If you discover the download link has expired, please let me know and I'll re-upload the files.



You can also read this entry on Dreamwidth, where there are currently comment count unavailable comments.
ladyofjest: (community: crazy pharaoh)


DOWNLOAD HERE


Screencaps are 624x352 HD.
They represent every 2 seconds of screentime excepting where there were no appreciable differences to the frames captured.

Let me know if you download. Thanks!


Screencap samples behind the cut. )


If you discover the download link has expired, please let me know and I'll re-upload the files.



You can also read this entry on Dreamwidth, where there are currently comment count unavailable comments.

October 2014

S M T W T F S
   1234
567891011
12131415161718
19202122232425
2627 28293031 

Syndicate

RSS Atom

Most Popular Tags

Style Credit

Expand Cut Tags

No cut tags
Page generated Aug. 18th, 2017 09:45 pm
Powered by Dreamwidth Studios