Aug. 26th, 2007

Rec and hello!

Hello to all my new friends from the [info]phoenix_flies Friending Frenzy! *waves*

Just to be contrary, I'm reccing a fic on LJ to everyone: Nineteen Years Later was [info]softly_sweetly's first reaction to the Epilogue of Dhoom. She's not terribly happy with it, so get over there, read it and give her some love!

Aug. 25th, 2007

Linkyness

Two recs and a meta link today:

First rec is another offering from [info]lomonaaeren, who is climbing steadily higher on my all-time favourite authors list. Her latest tale, A Reckless Frame of Mind (IJ or here for LJ) is preslash, elegantly written and with great emotional intensity. I believe a sequel is planned and I'm already eagerly awaiting it.

Second up is crack!fic from the lovely [info]eeyore9990. I got to the last line of this and nearly died of the giggles. I prudently decided not to explain the hysterics to my long-suffering boyfriend who, I think, would not have appreciated the story the way I did. Ahem...

Finally, some discourse on the fragmentation of fandom caused by Boldthrough, and why it could actually be a good thing for fandom, from [info]femmequixotic. I have to agree with her; I've made so many more posts since I moved to IJ because I want to actively promote fandom on this site, and get things moving again. And that can only be a good thing, no?

Aug. 21st, 2007

Not checking two flists for three days seems to be a bad plan. I had intended to make my "Cross-posting for Dummies" post this evening, but I've caught up on about half the fics I want to read and it really is time for bed. I have an interview tomorrow that I totally wasn't expecting. Expect a big RL post in about a week, when I know wtf is going on.

Anyway, choice gem of the evening is Stung by pushdragon (on LJ). Having had about 30 tabs open at one point, I have no clue where I got this rec from, but I suspect it may have been [info]celandineb. Anyway, this fic is Taming of the Shrew, post-war style :D Highly amusing, and kind of sweet at the end.

Also, I've noticed that email notifications are now working, but they're all coming to the same thread in my gmail. Is anyone else finding this?

Aug. 17th, 2007

Yay, first rec for the new journal

Something to keep it interesting by [info]jamie2109. H/D obviously, NC-17 obviously and 8900 words. Contains witty repartee, UST and a big fight.

Must. Upload. More. Icons.....

Jul. 25th, 2007

Aha!

Spoilerific answer to a question raised by fandom: )

I am currently packing for a trip to Sheffield. I'll be gone a week, with no internets!!! So if anything interesting happens or if there's any fics you reeeeeally think I should know about, then drop me a comment and let me know :D Cos I expect I will be declaring flist bankruptcy like I did the last time I left my flist untouched for a week!

Also, I should really cut my nails. I keep hitting capslock at the same time as the shift key.

Jul. 22nd, 2007

Additional things I need to say, in no particular order:

More spoliers )

Also, not happy about the possible reappearance of Strikethrough 2007. Not feeling the love, LJ, not at all!

Jul. 21st, 2007

DH spoilertastic

I've just finished reading Deathly Hallows and... ) I think I need to go and find some food now. It's a long way past dinner time.

Jul. 19th, 2007

Building With Worn-Out Tools by [info]lomonaaeren

This is seriously one of the best fics I've read in a long time. The plot was clever and kept stringing me along, making it impossible for me to not log on to LJ for the next installment.

The characterisation was wonderful! I loved how Draco went from an abstract what if... to an all-out Slytherin scheme to keep Harry. I loved following Harry as he learned how to live life and find happiness. I loved how Ginny got everything she deserved in the end. And I really loved how intense the sex scenes are!


A Year's Temptation, also by [info]lomonaaeren

This one is an novel approach to a Veela fic. It's very different in tone from the above fic, being angsty and quite painful to read in places. I don't want to say too much about this one, or I'll end up spoiling it, but it's definitely worth your time. Again, the characterisations and emotion are what make the fic so good.

Unfortunately, none of the chapters of either fic have a "Click here for next part" link, so you have to navigate through the tags. It's still worth the effort!

Jul. 17th, 2007

FFS, I'm sure a book launch has no business being this much of a fuss! They mentioned the leaked pages on the news this evening, going as far as to show blurred images of the scanned pages. I was covering my eyes and shouting at the telly, which my mother found highly amusing. At least I don't have to worry about people willfully posting spoilers in my comments - very few people actually know this journal exists.

Anyway... I'm not going to get book 6 reread in time, given that I'm still on book 5. Maybe I'll flick through the last chapters just to remind myself of the mood.

I'm also debating whether to place a last-minute order with Amazon and then chew on my fingernails waiting for the post to arrive (could be any time between 11 and 3!) or to rush out to Tescos and snap a copy up first thing on saturday.

I'm getting so nervous about actually reading DH. I can't even let myself speculate about the possibilites...

Also, I saw OotP on saturday, but I'm going to wait untill I've seen it again before making my comments.

Jul. 6th, 2007

So, I have one week to read OotP before the film comes out, and another week to read HBP before book 7 comes out. Given that I read HBP in 6 hours the day it arrived, I can't see that being a problem.

I just thought I'd check in and say "Hi!" to people, especially folks who I've recently friended and are friending me back. I am reading fics at the mo, and I have this long list in my bookmarks of things I need to rec... but I never seem to find the time to comment or actually make the posts. I'm a bad person, I know. I keep waiting for that lottery ticket to come good so I can devote my life to fun things instead of boring work. *le sigh*

One thing I did want to post before we get to book 7 is Secrets by Vorabiza. This story is a whopping 62 chapters and nearly 42,000 words long, but it's worth the effort. I decided when I read it about a year ago (yes, I suck that much with my reccing) that, if I didn't like how JKR ended book 7, I'd choose this story as my alternative.

Also, I've been thinking about posting a song-fic challenge for a while, but I'm going to wait to see what comes out of book 7 first. Although if DH ends with Harry going off into the sunset with the Weaselette, I may have to execute a full denial "la-la-la I'm not listening" act and revert to believing in aforementioned fanfic...

I'm almost afraid to read DH now.

Jun. 1st, 2007

Exsqueeze me, baking powder!

So I don't check LJ for a week and look what happens!! And just as I was planning to make some recs...

Ah well, in celebration of getting [info]pornish_pixies back, here's a rec anyway:

The Burning Times by DracosDirtySecret. This is not a happy, shiny fic. You'll want to read the warnings. But if you get past those, it's well worth it.

Oh, and another one! House Booty is Bad Booty by oceaxe. Fantastic UST! Nuff said.

I've also opened a GreatestJournal account here, in case of emergency. I really hope SixApart get their act together soon. I like my cyberhome and I have no desire to move.