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For 2015 I would very much like to get to know you better. Yes, you, reading this!
One of the best ways I know how to do this is by seeing how and what you create. I feel like when I read or watch something that a creator considers their best work that it says something awesome about the person, often something amazing that's difficult to put into words.
What I would like for you to do is:
up to 3 things that
you consider your best work!
(It doesn't have to be the most polished thing, but the thing that you've put the most heart into.) I'm looking for: fanfiction, fanart, fanvids, fan mixes, meta, jokes, rec lists, songs, ANYTHING creative you've done either in the name of fandom or otherwise.
COMMENTS ARE SCREENED, so no one else will see what you're reccing to me!!
What you will get in return:
Sometime in 2015, as early as I can get to each piece, you will get as thoughtful a comment as I can come up with. Please indicate whether you want me to send it as a private message (if you are uncomfortable with praise in public), otherwise I will assume I can leave my feedback where anyone will see. It will be praise because that's how I roll.
For your help, these are the fandoms I am most comfortable in (If I don't know the source of what you rec me, it means I'll probably get to it later than the others so I can at least wikipedia the fandom) right click and open image in new tab to see any of the images more clearly:( cut for length & many images )
(Here's the code if you want to do this in your journal!♥)
♥ Note: If you think I've already read it, feel free to either rec it again to ensure I actually do comment to tell you all the amazing things about it, or rec your personally-next-best thing. Also I say "3" but who can narrow these things down; if you can't, don't. ♥
Today's question is from being_here. There is still 1 open slot, ask me something fannish!
"What are your favourite fics? Ideally one per fandom."
...it is the one part that is going to cause me trouble.
Okay, working through as much of my fandom list as I can for the time I have to do this:
Top 5 favourite characters:
Other characters you like:
Least favourite character:
Moment that made you fangirl/boy the hardest:
When it really disappointed you:
Most well done character death:
Favourite guest star:
Favourite cast member:
Character you wish was still alive:
One thing you hope really happens:
Most shocking twist:
When did you start watching/reading:
Trope you wish they would stop using:
One thing this show/book/film does better than others:
Couple you would like to see:
Actor/Actress you want to join the cast:
Most boring plotline:
Best flashback/flashfoward if any:
Most layered character:
Best looking male:
Best looking female:
Who you’re crushing on (if any):
Most beautiful scene (scenery/shot wise):
Unanswered question/continuity issue/plot error that bugs you:
At what point did you fall in love with this show/book:
Pick a date in December and give me something to talk about. Give me a question or topic-- absolutely anything fannish goes: TV, movies, books, comics, fandom, ships, fictional characters, actors, writing, arting, whatever strikes your fancy!
Dec 1: "Tell me about your favorite women of TW. ;) And why you love them." (sa_brina86)
Dec 2: "Your favourite Haley Webb stuff" (sa_brina86)
Dec 3: "Your favorite thing about landcomms?" azurelunatic
Dec 4: "What fandom do you think you'll never stop loving?" seraphina_snape
Dec 5: "What are your top 5 Leverage episodes of all time and why?" ultra_fic
Dec 6: "Which fandom or character has pushed you as a writer and what fic can you most in your opinion see your progression as a writer?" meghan_84
Dec 7: "Did you ever start to dislike a ship/character/show because of outside circumstances? E.g. the fans are too weird, or the actor/actress shows asshole-ish behaviour?" elebridith
Dec 8: "Did you ever start to love a ship/character before you even started watching a show/saw the movie, because of outside circumstances?" elebridith
Dec 9: "which one of your current unfinished fics do you want to finish the most?" seraphina_snape
Dec 10: "Are there any fandoms you aren't in but think look really fun anyway?" theron09
Dec 11: "If you could have any fictional character show up at your door to take you on a date, who would it be (and why) and where would you go (and why)?" ultra_fic
Dec 12: "What are your current goal dragons for FlightRising and how far away are you from achieving them?" sashimitales
Dec 13: "Do you have a favourite actor/actress? (Why are they your favourite?)" seraphina_snape
Dec 14: "Has your Faith influenced your work as a fanfiction writer? If so, in which way? (Religion is mostly not a big fan of homosexuality for example)" ghoulfang
Dec 15: "If you had to watch your two favourite ships tag team wrestling, who would they be? And would you be standing at the side to cheer them on, or oiling them ready for the ring?" being_here
Dec 16: "What is your favourite trope to write and to read? And does it differ from fandom to fandom?" being_here
Dec 17: "Give me your Braeden headcanon - how did she get into hunting?" seraphina_snape
Dec 18: "I want to know what shapes or gives birth to your creativity. I've seen you make countless really fun &/or amazing things for LL challenges & I always wonder where you get your ideas from." mystizan
Dec 19: "Is there one book or film that you think everybody should read/see, and if so, why?" ultra_fic
Dec 20: "Tell us about your favorite fandom-related possession." sashimitales
Dec 21: "Is there a show/movie/fandom you expected to like and then didn't?" seraphina_snape
Dec 22: "If you had to chose one TV-show, which would run for the rest of your life, whilst every other show would be cancelled by tomorrow, which show would you pick?" ghoulfang
Dec 23: "What makes you love Shelley Hannig/Malia so much? Tell me your favorite things about them (actress and character)!" sa_brina86
Dec 24: "Is there a movie or a book you were disappointed that you have read or watched it?" mariella1983
Dec 25: "Derek's birthday is today. Grant him one birthday wish." lightning_skies
Dec 26: "Speaking of 'unpopular opinion', do you have any (that you think are unpopular in your fandoms, like in TW)? If so, share!" sa_brina86
Dec 28: "If you were to write a season for Teen Wolf, what would happen (aka, which characters would be in/who'd you bring back, what's your plot etc)" sa_brina86
Dec 29: "What are your favourite fics? Ideally one per fandom." being_here
Dec 30: "Do you listen to a specific type of music when you write? If so, what and why?" seraphina_snape
"You know that bit in Little Women when Amy hurls Jo's manuscript into the fire in a fit of anger and jealousy?"
"I'm wrapping my mind around the idea that you've read Little Women," Albie says. "Give me a moment before you continue."
Dax rolls his eyes. "There's a book?" He winks at her when she shoots him a surprised look. "Relax, I'm not that much of a philistine."
Albie shoulder bumps him and regrets it, because apparently toting kegs up from the basement has made Dax into the solid kind of person that makes bumping into them painful. A fact he knows by the too-amused smirk her levels down at her.
"Nonsense," Talia says. "We have a spare room. Next to Euphy's room, though, so be aware that she—"
"—snores like a herd of cats?" Derek finishes, deliberately using his dad's favorite phrase to describe his sister-in-law's snoring. "Yeah, I didn't miss that after—" He swallows back after she dies. "When I moved out," Derek finishes, badly.
"Oh, god, at least one of my children's gonna move out," Talia says. "That's good news. Laura's talking like she's never gonna leave."
Derek thinks about New York and feels sick.
Give me a trope & I’ll tell you my thoughts on the trope you’ve asked me about and if I’ve written it myself, or if I ever would
Huddling together for warmth
Shag or die
Undercover in a gay bar
Pretending to be married
First time together
Forced to share a bed/fake relationship
Mistakenly assumed to be gay
Let’s play truth or dare
Mary Sue fic
Someone has a baby
"The notes," Dallan says, glimpsing down at the folder on her phone where she's taken pictures of them all. "Be mine. You're mine."
Price keeps folding up his clothes, studiously not looking in her direction.
"Clizyati already knows where you are, doesn't he?"
Price's jaw tenses visibly. "Seems like," he allows. Considering his usual loquacious word vomit, Price being quiet is blowing her mind more than the fact that the evil lord of the mirrorworld may not be trapped by the Yellow Emperor's spell anymore.
And if Clizyati is through, how long before the armies of the mirrorworld break through too?
"I could manage to eat it all, I'm pretty sure," Cora says, eyeballing the spread of food determinedly.
"You'd go pop," Aunt Kharis says, grabbing Cora around the middle and pressing a lipstick-smeared kiss against Cora's cheek. Cora immediately shrieks and pulls away, rubbing furiously at her cheek. She's never been as tactile as the rest of the wolves.
"Be sure to thank Miguel," Eric calls out, still buzzing around the kitchen like a mini tornado, "he's very handy with a knife."
Talia, leading up the rear of the group coming out of the basement, looks proudly across at Derek. "Runs in the family," she says.
Two fic links for Sterek fans on my flist:
I wrote Not If You Were the Last Fake Boyfriend on Earth (8k) - where Derek needs a boyfriend for reasons and decides to let the pack help
and the amazing seraphina_snape wrote Revenge Fake Dating Is Totally A Thing (30k) for me - and it's amazing, Stiles ends up fake dating Derek to cover up lying to his dad, and things escalate and it's super cute. ♥
The elf and the boo stare at Ely like he's the answer to life, the universe and everything.
That sort of omnipotent power would certainly make Ely's job much easier. He rubs the bridge of his nose and resents his past-self for turning down the cushion Miranda offered him before the meeting began. The wooden seat that had seemed so delightful on first sight is now digging uncomfortably into Ely's thighs. My kingdom for a moment's reprieve, he thinks sadly, and slaps the negotiation table with both palms.
"You're both speaking utter rubbish," Ely says.
"I'm kinda picturing that right now," Stiles says, tilting his head. "Hi, sir, ma'am, we're here from your local animal clinic to spray liquid in your face."
"I don't think that would entirely help Deaton get more business."
"Couldn't hurt — it's totally Deaton's milkshake that brings all the bored forty-something housewives to your boss's clinic."
"My boss is hot," Scott deadpans. "Plus it's also the only animal clinic in town and the next nearest one is half an hour's drive the other side of Beacon City."
"That reason too," Stiles allows.
"Post for you," Albie calls, sing-song, hovering at the threshold of the door. As usual she's treated to the sight of her father's broad shoulders, hunched over the desk, tense with stress. His gaze seems to be fixated on the computer monitor, but Albie's eyesight is eternally poor, and she can only make out the vague outlines of what looks like a map. She waits a few beats before raising her voice, "Dad."
Joshua Yates had never been particularly fast at anything, but the speed he shuts down the window he's looking at is so fast that Albie would suspect he was watching porn if a) she hadn't caught the glimpse of the countour lines of a map, and no map Albie's seen has been NSFW material and b) if she ever liked to think of sex and her parents in the same sentence, which no, she did not. He doesn't even bother properly turning to face her, even though his chair is one of those wheeled, rotatable office variety chairs.
"You could have just said he was your boyfriend," Malia says. "I'm not that desperate."
Stiles isn't entirely to blame for the way the Jeep swerves a little bit. Lydia turns a snicker into a cough that she muffles into her hand.
"There's lots of other cute boys in Beacon Hills," Malia carries on. "Besides," she adds, eyeing Kira sideways, "I might be into girls now."
Everyone should post their ten most CRUCIAL CRUCIAL CRUCIAL-ASS movies, like the movies that explain everything about yourselves in your current incarnations (not necessarily your ten favorite movies but the ten movies that you, as a person existing currently, feel would help people get to know you) (they can change later on obviously
1. Battle Royale
2. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
7. Back to the Future
8. Jurassic Park
9. The Wave
10. Death Bell
If you're not playing Beacon-Hills @ Livejournal at the moment, you are totally missing out. We're divided into Team Hunters (YAY HUNTERS) and Team Werewolves (BOO WOLVES) and the bracket stuff is only pantomime booing because everyone is awesome (even the wolves who incepted me into saying bacon hills, you know who you are). You get to write and play games in your team and make pretty art and look at other people's pretty art and it's just a lot of fun. ♥
Come join Team Hunter! Tell 'em mizzy2k sent you. ♥
"I kind of want to eat it with my hands," Flip said, eyeballing the spoon in his hands like it will somehow magically stab him if he puts it down.
Mal froze in the middle of reaching for a fork. She turned and contemplated the dessert, and contemplated Flip, and then she looked around at all the frozen courtiers and dancers and servants, and then she pointedly looked back at Flip. The message was vaguely unclear: it was either who was going to know? or Who is going to stop you?
Flip understood, his slow smile shy and brilliant like the sun, and Mal's chest quivered oddly when he put the cutlery down and reached his hand into the bowl of cream, fruit and meringue. It felt so odd that she had to look away for a moment and count her breaths, and when she managed to turn back, Flip had cream all over his face and was looking mournfully at his messy hand.
Well, Derek did trip on the trail of troll slime, which might have made him stumble forwards, but he's fifty-three percent sure that it's Stiles' fault. Maybe fifty-two. He could concede that fifty-one was an acceptable number.
Stiles makes an ungainly sound as Derek sucks a vicious kiss into Stiles' jawline, before Derek lifts his head to chase that sound. Stiles kisses him back helplessly, clinging onto Derek's back like he'll fall over if he doesn't.
Well, it is Stiles. It's not impossible.
"It's amazing what little power we have as teachers." Mr. Murphy sat down on the edge of his desk and looked at them all, a much more solemn expression on his face. "There's nothing I could do to stop those boys doing what they were doing -- their father owns half the town, I'd lose my job. But if it were other kids stopping him..."
"So you kept giving us DTs just to make sure we had uninterrupted planning time," Chase realised.
Mr. Murphy shrugged. "It's nothing you could ever prove."
Stiles instantly drags Scott out in the dark to try and find it first. They live in England, so of course it's raining. Scott trudges along the pavement, getting his trainers muddy before they've even left the estate.
"Bloody hate the rain," Scott whines. "Couldn't we have driven?"
Stiles gives him a sad, soggy look. "We're sixteen, moron - we can't drive."
Mal held the sword out firmly, glaring at him down the length of the blade. "Are you in league with her?"
Flip edged a look at the frozen fairy before looking back at the point of her sword, dangerously near his heart. "Me in league with-- you've gotta be kidding me. And be careful with that thing – do you even know how to use it?"
"I knocked out a couple of goblins naked and unarmed," Mal pointed out. "Whose capacity for violence are we really questioning here?"
The correlation between new teacher joining Beacon Hills High and new teacher being elbows-deep in the supernatural wasn't rocking a p value of one, but on a scale of as likely as Allison not having a weapon on her to if you date Derek Hale you're going to die, it was much closer to the latter.
Maybe it was on a probability par to if you date Lydia Martin or Derek Hale, you're most likely going to be a killer of some sort.
And yeah, Scott's been hitting his statistics homework a little hard recently, but only because it turns out having your lacrosse coach as your teacher isn't the free ride to an easy A that most people think. It's actually been interesting to see how probability can affect stock price calculations, but when he voiced that out loud, Stiles spat milk out of his nose and started cackling that Scott had been drinking the Kool-aid.
Anyway, while Scott's vaguely sure that the new science teacher Mr. Joblin is sketchy as hell (because who wears stretchy pants to teach in? seriously?), there's more of a potential mystery going on with the new English teacher Ms. Williams.
More specifically: Stiles' weird-ass reaction to her.
For all the writers on my flist (so many awesome writers y'all), Focus At Will. It's awesome - a music player with a 60 minute timer, and you can choose your preferred genre (I'm digging the Ambience one at the moment) and it really helps if you're trying to write for an hour uninterrupted to keep you in the zone. There's even a test mix for ADHD peeps which is interesting - I wrote really quickly to it, but that might be more of a rhythm thing!) Anyway, the cinematic mix is rad, and it works not just for writing, but if you're like me and sometimes waste hella time putting together a playlist to write to, this is quicker and helpful. ♥
(Bonus rec 2: NOWHERE BOYS. seraphina_snape wrote a great introductory piece about it for Small Fandom Fest. If you liked Sliders, but wanted to find more about the emotional repercussions of what would have happened had they just slid into one dimension and stayed there, or you like boys and demons and supernatural and disparate characters being forced to work together or you're like me and an addict to all the Australian kid shows of the 90s - Mission Top Secret, The Girl From Tomorrow - go give it a go! I've always wanted a live-action series where the characters each represent an elemental power, and this one is great! Bonus tip for watching: It takes a few episodes to get started, but they're only 25 minutes each. And you can watch them while doing other stuff. Normally I rec stuff which needs you to pay attention - like Leverage you can't really look away or you might miss something - but I happily did house chores while watching it and it was perfect. GIve it a go! You can find most of the episodes on YouTube. :D The fandom's currently tiny - but growing - and the characters are literally shippable in all combinations. Especially the boys but there's some het ships which are super cute too if you're into that.