I am ... spectacularly bad at having an internet presence! I mean, I reblog things on tumblr, but most of the time I'm not generating my own content and I treat it much more as a squee repository than any kind of blog, so in my head it doesn't count. In any case, hello! It is fall! I love this time of year because rather than throwing on a t-shirt and shorts in a desultory fashion and laying around wilting in the heat, I am wandering around in sweeping coats through autumn mists and planning actual outfits with layers and enjoying the turning of the leaves and consuming all the pumpkin products and generally adoring this season. Meanwhile, on the fannish front:

+ Doctor Who! Having now seen all of Amy's arc, I still think they fell down a bit in the middle with season six, but in the end they did right by her and by Rory, and I got a bit teary. I think I'll be tracking down lots of coda fic, and I may eventually compile a recs list, but at the moment, here is the first coda fic my face saw: Detectives, Adventurers and Girls Who Don't Wait Around by [personal profile] lizbee; highly recommended, made me feel much better about this whole Amy-being-gone nonsense.

+ Warehouse 13! Oh my gosh Warehouse 13, this silly SyFy (nooo it still pains me to type that) show that I've been mainlining over the past few weeks. I'm all caught up now, of course just as the half-season finale aired, so everything is naturally terrible and dire to hook you into coming back in April. In any case, Warehouse 13 is for the most part truly lovely; it has canon queers and lots of ladies (who consistently talk about plot things) and I have actual hopes for a canon endgame f/f ship and it's possibly hands-down the best show about found family I have ever seen. Actually this post by [personal profile] thingswithwings talks with more eloquence and enthusiasm about this show than I possibly could. I just love it so.

+ Avengers! Not that ... any new exciting Avengers things have happened (although I am greatly enjoying the steady influx of Thor 2 set pictures) but my stupid fic continues apace; besides all the bits that are written out of order, I have nearly 10,000 chronological words and Thor and Loki have still yet to get the fuck off Asgard, so I've resigned myself to the fact that this fic is going to be a monster. Meanwhile the always-lovely Emma volunteered to make me a Thor sundress, for which we went fabric-shopping yesterday, so for Halloween I'm going to be Thor, with Emma along as my Loki. (Housemate K, meanwhile, is going to attempt to make me a paper-mache helmet. I expect it will look quite stupid but K is in fact a crafts wizard, so we shall see.)

+ Polaris and I are watching Veronica Mars! I haven't watched VMars since college, and I forgot how much I adore it. I ... also forgot how much I ship Veronica/Lilly and any iteration of Veronica/Logan/Weevil, so possibly after this rewatch I will be on the hunt for good fic.

Today, hangouts with Sares! Tonight, contra with Tyler posse! Life is ... pretty good, guys.
Oh my god. The Doctor and the Master, an angry rock song about The End of Time! The baseline is killing me, guys. It makes me want to write a billion more Doctor/Master fics! It makes me actually miss Ten a bit! I am now attempting to memorize it! Wow, instant love.
Here are some things that are making me happy:

i. A Sherlock Holmes 2 casting spoiler of JOY AND SPARKLES. )

ii. I am now officially going to the East Coast for an alarmingly long stretch of time in October. I plan to use my time there well, ie keep doing my internship, take long rambling walks of campus, spend obscene amounts of time with friends, and plan The Future. I am very excited about all of this, and stupidly relieved at how excited I am.

iii. [livejournal.com profile] sophia_sol made me a podfic! by which I mean she recorded my Slings & Arrows Geoffrey/Darren fic high on a stage be placed to the view. I am learning to adore podfic -- for one thing, how I read something is very different from how another person does, which leads to fuzzy feelings of egocentric fascination when I hear my own fic read. But it is equally awesome when it is other people's fic! I don't know why I don't listen to podfic all the time, honestly, because I love being read aloud to, and I have enough of a daily commute now to justify tracking lots down and listening to it. I guess this is me asking for podfic recs! D'you have any favorite fics, or even favorite readers? I would love to hear about them!

iv. Remember how yesterday I linked to Diane Duane's fic about Five and Nyssa making pizza? Today there is A Dinner in Belgravia, wherein Five fails to locate pasta, Tegan makes a horrible pun about the Master, and they and Nyssa pay a visit to Sherlock Holmes. I made actual flappy hands of joy. Yep.

v. The ridiculous charming thing about living with a nine-year-old boy (for the sake of argument let's call him Zack) is that he is just now, for the first time, reading Harry Potter. This leads to some pretty great exchanges. Two of said exchanges! Bless. )
i. The Effect of Dimensional Transcendence on Mozzarella Cheese, or: Diane Duane writes fic about Five and Nyssa making pizza. (Complete with recipe at the end.) My heart. I am not-so-secretly shattered that DD hasn't written roughly a million Fifth Doctor novels. On the other hand, she has written a handful of Star Trek novels ...? And, like, novels about Spock. I may be kind of doomed.

ii. Also, because I am obviously feeling talky tonight: Name any character in any fandom that you think I would be passingly familiar with. In return, I will give you five pieces of my headcanon or a ficlet, my choice. (Or everyone can just reply 'Methos' because I will never, ever run out of headcanon.) Have at it!
Re: a thread on one of my recent posts, I realized that one of my favourite things in the (fannish) universe is Narnia crossovers. They don't even necessarily have to be stellar in-depth amazing well-justified crossovers, although obviously none of that hurts; I'm just fascinated by any Narnia crossover on general principle. See, Narnia is a really delicious world. It's not like, for example, Doctor Who, where you can just impose the Doctor on various worlds and easily handwave it; it's another kind of fun entirely. The text of Narnia is one that's there to be examined and argued with by other perspectives. (For instance, what about Susan? although that, by far, isn't the only direction in which to go.) It's just ... really enjoyable to poke at Lewis, you know?

Or maybe it's just that I grew up on those books. Tolkien may be my foundational text, but dammit, I believed in Aslan. And my inner six-year-old doesn't care that he's lion Jesus; that's entirely beside the point.

The point, in this particular case, is that I want to compile a recslist of Narnia crossovers.

Six fics: Buffy, Doctor Who, Good Omens, Harry Potter, Highlander, and His Dark Materials crossovers. The AO3 has a lot more than just these; it's simply a selection of fandoms I recognized. Probably unsurprisingly, rather skewed towards Fic About Susan. )
aria: ([aria] whee!)
( Aug. 5th, 2010 07:26 pm)
So there's that 20 Days of Vids meme going around? And I adore it, because it is giving me yet more vids to watch; I have only slowly and insidiously amassed fandoms that are frequently vidded, so it's only sometime in the last few months that I've become really addicted to watching vids, which means that I am now hoarding them with great delight and enthusiasm. I do have quite a few, but I'm not sure if I'm actually capable of doing the meme -- I mean, for one thing, it actually assumes some sort of variety to my vid-watching habits. And I can tell you right now that, for the most part, they can be divided into three fairly neat categories:

[2] omg this ship
[3] wow I will never get tired of watching this character's awesome face

(Okay, there is also [4] I never noticed that about the show before and I want to HAVE THIS VID'S CLEVER BABIES but that makes me sound slightly less shallow somehow.)

This makes for joyous vid-watching, but it doesn't necessarily make for joyous meme-answering. Therefore, in lieu of the meme, I'm just going to give a boatload of enthusiastic vid recs.

34 vids: Buffyverse, Doctor Who, due South, Highlander, multifandom, Stargate Atlantis, White Collar, & some miscellaneous additional vids. )

It occurs to me also that I am posting these right before VividCon kicks off. Quite a few of my friends will be at VVC. (I am a wee bit jealous and am starting to plot going next year.) Have fun, guys! :D
aria: ([avatar] training with uncle iroh)
( Jul. 12th, 2010 03:35 pm)
I have jobs to search for! I have reading to do! (I have Methos fic to write and a Babylon 5 rewatch to continue, and let's not even talk about the plotty Doctor Who fic, kink bingo, or the due South AU.) But what am I doing?

I am outlining a goddamn fourth season of Avatar.

Don't expect 50k in two weeks, okay? Also, I hate you all.

PS: Stuck to You, the Amy/Rory/Eleven vid I have been waiting for all my life! Go watch it, it's awesome.