Apr. 11th, 2010

A post worth reading

Five+ Ways Being Transgender in Fandom Really Sucks, and Why I Stick With It Anyway: how not to fail re. genderswitch fics.

And a fic that I think does it right: Should've Been My Girlfriend by [personal profile] crysothemis.

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Apr. 8th, 2010

Some things I'd like to share

I'm having my first sick day in six months today. Having successfully evaded Paz's cold for the duration of the Easter weekend, I returned to a freezing cold office at work, which gave the bugs the opportunity to catch me. *sniffle* Sudafed and lemsips are my friends today, and I now have time to do a little tab clearance and circle maintenance.

So, Thing the First: [personal profile] auburn recently requested prompts for a timestamp meme. And she wrote this snippet from the end of In the City of Seven Walls which remains my favourite SGA fic ever. I recommend you read the other snippets in the meme while you're there.

Thing the Second was found via [community profile] metafandom and is The Broccoli Test. The degree to which John and Rodney passed this test would depend very much on who was writing them, I suspect. Sometimes they just totally get each other and sometimes they... don't. Let me know if you have a take on this.

Thing the Third is a fic by [personal profile] darkrose which makes my geeky heart happy: We Sang in Tune. My main geeky timesink, Raelynne, is a Fury, which is part-healer, part-nuker. Guess which bit I enjoy more. (I just have to pause for a moment to brag about the fact that I was 3rd Fury on my server to level 90. Thank you for your time.)

Thing the Fourth is my current favourite LoLcat:

cut for those who are not LoLcats fans )

Lastly, a question: I've seen the phrase, "a lack of spoons" around the internets a lot recently. While I understand what it means from context, I have no idea where it came from or why spoons in particular. I think it's a phrase I could apply to myself some days, but I am unwilling to do so without understanding its origins. Any insights, flist?

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Dec. 28th, 2009

Merry late christmas and happy almost new year!

Holy crap, it's been a month and a half since my last post! That would explain why I have all these tabs sitting open just waiting to be recced.

So, December was a stupidly busy month, and half the fics for [livejournal.com profile] sga_santa are epic monstrosities! I'm also a week behind on my flist.

On to many linkies: )

For all cat people, this is just too funny:

I'll have some [livejournal.com profile] sga_santa recs soon, but I think I want to wait for the reveal. This is mostly because I'm lazy and don't want to have to go back and edit for author names later. And I think you all have enough to be going on with above :D

Oh, also: I got a Christmas card from [personal profile] paraka on christmas eve. Thank you!

May. 30th, 2009

Couple o' recs

I have three SGA fics and one Star Trek Reboot fic for your delectation.

First up, The Three Hunters by [info]mirabile_dictu. This story comes with a kleenex warning but is so totally worth it in the end.

Second is another untitled BJ Friday fic by [info] - livejournal.comhestia_lacey. How does she get so much emotion into one scene? I am in awe!

Third is a cute fic by Punk, entitled Caught. This ends with a warm and fuzzy feeling, without being saccharine. Is nice :)

The Star Trek one is Kirk/McCoy, You Give Me Fever by [info] - personalladycat and [info] - personalgreen. Kirk get personal treatment from his doctor...

Has fandom collectively made up its mind on an acronym or abbreviation for the Reboot yet?

May. 17th, 2009

Hot rec

Like, really hot! Apparently, [info] - livejournal.comhestia_lacey was inspired by Blow Job Friday. Oh, was she ever inspired! Emotion-filled scalding-hot sex = perfect! (AU McShep)

Apr. 14th, 2009

Wifi is love

I got home from London last night; my train ran about an hour later than scheduled. And the onboard wifi was less than effective. I think there was about 2 minutes where the router was connected to the outside world. Fortunately, I had expected this and had each page of Inukshuk by Murron open in tabs. 84,000 words kept me occupied and I liked the ending very much. This tale is very... very John and Rodney. Them being themselves, doing what they do, while it all goes to hell around them.

So, I am happy to be home with my wifi and my own mattress and Paz, who I have missed.

My last day in London... )

It was a good trip. I think I should make the effort to visit my London friends more often.

It's all caught up to me now and I'm very tired. The electricians and the plumber have been in and I now have spotlights in my bathroom and the bath is fitted! I think I'm going to head to Tescos to buy some bubbles...

Mar. 31st, 2008

Comfort fic

[info]pir8fancier asked for Crap Day Antidotes. I present...

Catch 19 by chelle. It's SGA, McShep, and fluff. NC-17 fluff. If you've had a bad day, really, this is what you need.

Also, I managed to miss out on sensibly-priced permanent accounts here. I was sure they were staying on offer til the end of May... Oh well, this one is already permanent. I'll just have to be minimalist with my RL account. *le sigh*

Jan. 10th, 2008

Epic SGA rec

I spent Monday and Tuesday off sick, so it was convenient that I'd discovered In the City of Seven Walls by Auburn the day before, via Necromancy for the Living, an alternative PoV for the story written by Icarus.

In the City of Seven Walls, with the additional PoV stories, comes to about 190,000 words of the most beautiful, heart-wrenching, powerful, vivid storytelling I've read in a long time. This story made me feel an amazing range of emotions, including hope and despair. I've spent most of the last two days thinking about it.

It's a slavery fic, and bits of it really ain't pretty, so you have been warned. But it is soooooo worth it. I think I'll be reading it again this weekend.

Sep. 25th, 2007

Rodney with wings. Need I say more?

Sep. 9th, 2007

SGA McShep recs

Many thanks to [info]seleneheart for reccing Written By The Victors by written by Speranza. It's very long, and it takes a little while to get used to the style, but trust me, it is worth it! Sixteen pages of comments can't be wrong.

On a totally different note, we have The Schedule, which is (a comparatively short) 8000 words of amusing, sweet and very hot smut.

Go forth and read...