dear yuletide letter

  • Oct. 20th, 2015 at 8:52 AM
janie_tangerine: (Default)
Dearest yuletide author,

hi! Seems like you're stuck with yours truly - first thing, thanks in advance for whatever you'll write! I totally am excited to see whatever you may come up with, and a+ taste to you for sharing any of these fandoms ;) - be sure that I'll be thrilled whichever you pick.

Feel free to take either on my tumblr - as it's where I'm most active these days - or at my lj tho I should start updating it again ooops /o\ I'm going to give you a general run-down and then I'll go into the specific fandoms - but as stated, except for the few things I don't want in the general part just go with whatever you want, you don't have to pick anything that doesn't inspire you. (Some of these will be a c/p from past years but eeeeh I'm apparently very boring with my fandoms, apologies in advance XD)

So, here we go!

what I like

I'm pretty easy to please really. Whichever rating you feel comfortable with is good - I won't say no to NC17, but if you want to keep it gen/pg/else it's all good. Angst or humor, either is good (crack is absolutely acceptable). My favorite tropes are amnesia fics, AUs (either changing the setting completely or just changing stuff from canon is gold), apocalypse fic/dystopias, plus you totally can never go wrong with some nice old h/c; I'd like it better if no one died/if it didn't end horribly but I'll trust your judgment ;) If you feel like upping the ratings, my bulletproof kinks are consensual d/s and cross dressing (and in het I like it a lot when the girl tops), but you really don't have to go into it if you want to keep it safe for work. Also this year it looks like I requested a lot more straight-up shipping than I did the previous years but if you really hate the idea and want to go bromance or gen with everything except the X-Factor request I'll totally deal ;). I tend to die in squee if there are music/movie/pop culture references of whichever nature. Oh, I also have a western fetish.

what I don't like

There's not much that I don't like, but: please no non-con actually happening in the fic (if it's past trauma or something like that it's good, but please no happening in real time). Mpreg and everything of the kind. Character A/B/C/whatever turning into werewolves/werewolves AUs and please no alpha/beta/omega. As stated I could do without people dying but it's less of a deal-breaker than the rest.

Fandoms

Wild Cards - George R. R. Martin (Jay Ackroyd, Mark Meadows)

I read this entire thing a couple years ago and I'm downright in love with it and I'm starved for WC fics of any king, so while the two characters up there are two total faves that I'd love to see anything about, if there's anyone else that you'd prefer writing or that fits better with the general tropes up there I'm down with it 100%. :)

Before I go into specifics: I read all the books and there really isn't a timeframe I dislike or anything - heck, I liked the jumpers storyline… - so while I like the old cast better (I mean, I also love the reboot people but I'm more attached to the old timers XD) if you want to set it in current WC times I'm down with it - I read up until Lowball so I'm caught up, whichever setting you'd like is good with me. Also my favorite thing about that universe is how it uses/re-uses pop culture and changes things even slightly - one of my favorite spins on that was Buddy Holly being still alive along with Jim Morrison being a real lizard and so on - so anything even mentioning that or similar happenstances in passing would be a lovely cherry on top of the cake.

Into specifics:

Jay Ackroyd: okay so this guy is my second-favorite and I'll weep in happiness for anything about him - a casefic with maybe the other three showing up would be delightful, though since Jay/Hastet is like my canon OTP to end all canon OTPs in those books also anything with those two (the return trip from Takis? Settling in NY? Casefic where she helps him? PWP? Whatever really) would make me cry tears of joy.

Mark Meadows: I LOVE MARK LIKE I LOVE FEW OTHERS AND I WOULD GLADLY READ ANYTHING ABOUT HIM. I'm very curious about how he's doing these days after that arc of his concluded in the last reboot, but really ANYTHING is cool. His *friends* interacting with his daughter back in the old days? Mark interacting with her at any point though again I'm really fond of the old generation stuff so old days would be amazing? Anything concerning the ways in which his character is tied to 70s culture/counterculture which is what made me fall for him in the first place? PLEASE GIVE ME. (Or also what do his friends do when he's not calling on them? I'm open.)

OR: my feelings about Double Solitaire are that 'I loved half of it and the other half was a complete wtf that I still haven't quite fully wrapped my head around yet' but my favorite parts of it were DEFINITELY Mark and Jay in the same setting because it was two of my top three characters interacting, and I'll admit I totally shipped them at points, so if you wanna write Double Solitaire-set fic centered about the two of them on Takis doing whatever you seem fit for them to do? I'M ENTIRELY OVER THE MOON PLEASE DO GO AHEAD. I'd be the happiest person :')

I'm going to list some more general stuff if you're not inspired by the above but as I said really this fandom would make me happy just on principle ;)

Not-character specifics: my favorite books are probably the first triad, Black Trump, Death Draws Five and Suicide Kings tho really I love all of it, I liked Jokertown/the clinic better than most other geographical settings and my favorite arc would be a tie between the Card Sharks and the one against the Astronomer if it helps any - but as stated, there are things I liked even in the most ridiculous storyline *cough* the jumpers *cough* so don't really let that limit you.

If Mark/Jay don't really do it for you, other people I like are: Black Shadow (I'd totally kill to know what the fuck he's been up to since book fourteen...), Croyd Crenson (ANYTHING REALLY I just really fucking love Croyd, and if he's partnered with Shad above I'm even more okay), Demise, Lohengrin, Finn, the Turtle, Father Squid (… well, I like 99% of the people around Jokertown really), Mr. Nobody, Billy Ray + Midnight Angel, Rustbelt and Modular Man, but really, the only people I really don't like/interested in reading fic about are Ti Malice, Blaise, Gregg Hartmann and I don't particularly care for the bad guys from the last triad but I love the not-bad guys, so really whatever is good.

Sirens (UK)) (Ashley Greenwick, Stuart Bayldon

This one is going to be a lot more straight-fowards XD as in: it was a complete travesty that this show was canceled, I miss everyone in it and for the love of everything I'm so thirsty for Stuart/Ash fic it's not even funny. This is one of the fandoms where I'm shamelessly looking for the slash though really I'm okay with any rating. My foulproof kryptonite is Stuart finding out he's Ash's ICE tbh I can never have enough of that, but really, as long as they get together you can do whatever you want. Post-show canon? I'm down. Maybe their friends are taking bets on when they figure shit out? Sure thing. Inappropriate behavior on the job as far as they can push it? OKAY SURE PLEASE. Again I'm easy to please, as long as they get together and it's conforming to the tone of the show (as in, please nothing particularly depressing XD) you have my blessing.

Dark Tower (Roland Deschain, Cuthbert Allgood, Alain Johns)

First: if you picked the DT, let me just tell you that you're already awesomecakes in my book since I never find anyone who likes it. Now, since this year I totally forgot to do the nominations AGAIN and my favorite character didn't get nominated by anyone else again I'll take the occasion to c/p completely my request from last year and try for it again because it's also stuff I want like burning, so XD

So: while I do love myself some pre-series interaction, there's not much Alain-centered stuff and there's even less of Alain/Cuthbert interaction and as it's kinda my second-favorite slash ship in those books I'd totally love anything with the two of them? Pre-series, AU, Wizard and Glass outtakes, it doesn't even have to be shippy as long as it's centered on the two of them? Because I'd totally love that. I could also do with something centered on the two of them but still pre-series and with everyone else from Roland's old crew - a bit like The Wind through the Keyhole was also a story set in Gilead. I'll take anything really. :)

If not, I'm always up for some solo Roland adventure. I don't really like the ending of the series but I could totally be persuaded in reading what happened to him after. Or what happens to him when the loops end, if they do. Or even something post-Jericho Hill and pre-Gunslinger? I'd totally read that. And I know I can't exactly put that as a serious request because I was dumb and missed the nominations but I'll just mention I happen to ship Roland/Eddie a lot so if you were inclined to go that way I wouldn't say no at all thank you very much sai.

X-Factor (comics) (Shatterstar, Julio Richter)

This is gonna be the prompt I never change I fear, but: XF is my favorite Marvel comic in history and these two are my uber-otp as far as Marvel comics are concerned and I really miss them LIKE BURNING ESPECIALLY NOW THAT THEY'VE BEEN MIA FOR TWO YEARS JFC MARVEL DID YOU FORGET THEY EXIST???, and I liked them best in the X-Factor timeframe, so there we go, Ric/Star fic is pretty much all I want for this one. I'm also caught up with their X-Force stuff so feel free to reference at any time.

I really don't have specific preferences re the timeframe and everything since I read the entire thing as a whole and loved pretty much all of it (and I like everyone in the cast so there's no one I wouldn't want showing up). Possibile ideas: casefic where they take a case together would be a+. I'd definitely absolutely read a coda to the end of the comic book - surely after they set things right in the timeline they'll have had some reunion more passionate than what was shown in on page? ;) I'm also good with pwp or them watching movies and having a *moment*. Another thing I'd enjoy a lot would be a meet-up with the also now unjustly canceled All-New X-Factor team after they eventually get back on Earth, but really, whatever is good. Though I also might have a thing for the part where Shatterstar has hollow bones so anything where Ric has to actually pick him up/carry him would be totally welcomed. Doesn't have to be sex either for that matter.

Planet Hulk (Secret Wars) (Steve Rogers, Bucky Barnes, Devil Dinosaur)

This is probably going to be the least original request ever as far as this fandom goes because I have a feeling all of us want the same thing, but CAN SOMEONE PLEASE FIX THAT ENDING? I just need Steve and Bucky reuniting and being off into the sunset with Devil. Please fix my poor heart I'm still not over the suffering. Or alternatively, anything about their adventures pre-separation? How did they become gladiators maybe? Some missing flashback scene? Or previous missing flashback scenes when they were younger and still not in the army? Or how Bucky got the metal arm in this verse? Really that comic left so many possibilities open in that sense, go with whatever you want but please just fix my poor heart because that ending was just cruel.

The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (2015) (Illya Kuryakin, Napoleon Solo)

I absolutely had a blast watching this movie earlier when it came out and I totally would NOT refuse any Illya/Napoleon action, be it slash or brotp or whatever have you as long as it's centered on the two of them pretty please? For general preferences I'd kill for anything h/c and if you want to expand on the final scene (SPOILERS: the one where Illya doesn't shoot Napoleon XD) I can't read enough versions of it, but even post-canon where they get closer while saving the world would be lovely? (If you wanna involve Gaby in whichever way I'm totally good with it, though if it's sentimentally I'd rather have them being ot3/all involved with each other.)

Though more than those details, if you want more specific ideas, one thing I absolutely loved about the movie was the period setting, so anything where it plays a major role would make me happy (do they read books released in those years? what do they think of Beatlemania? or in more serious terms, the Kennedy assassination wasn't too much after the events of the movie - how does that impact them? how does those specific historical circumstances impact them? how do they overcome their cold-war related difference? do they get drunk over how much damage McCarthy did? maybe years later everyone on the team despises the Thatcher/Reagan team-up? or maybe future fic where they're around for the fall of the Berlin Wall? whatever, you got my gist). Obviously smoothing over their cultural differences would also be amazing. Or anything concerning what they both were doing during WWII - after all there are cultural/ideological differences but their nations *were* on the same side. So yeah anything N/I centered is great and if it deals with any of the referenced things above it would be amazing.


All of this stated, really, feel free to go with gen or friendshippy for the stuff where I didn't state explicit preferences if it floats your boat better. And if you read some of the tropes I like and thought 'hey, it's be awesome if character X from fandom Y ended up with amnesia during a nuclear apocalypse!'/something like that don't feel like you have to go with the guidelines I gave in the specific fandoms. I'll totally be happy with whatever you'll come up with.

Thank you so very much and happy yuletide! ♥

Janie

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dear yuletide author letter

  • Oct. 22nd, 2014 at 12:03 AM
janie_tangerine: (Default)
Dearest yuletide author,

hi! Seems like you're stuck with yours truly - and first thing, thanks in advance for whatever you'll write! I totally am excited to see whatever you may come up with and a+ taste for sharing any of these fandoms ;) - be sure that I'll be thrilled whichever you pick. Feel free to take either on my tumblr - as it's where I'm most active these days - or at my lj tho I should start updating it again ooops. :) I'm going to give you a general run-down and then I'll go into specific fandoms - but as stated, except for the few things I don't want in the general part just go with whatever you want, you don't have to pick anything that doesn't inspire you. (Some of these will be a c/p from past years but eeeeh I'm apparently very boring with my fandoms...) So, here we go!

what I like

I'm pretty easy to please really. Whichever rating you feel comfortable with is good - I won't say no to NC17, but if you want to keep it gen/pg/else it's all good. Angst or humor, either is good (crack is absolutely acceptable). My favorite tropes would probably be amnesia, AUs (either changing the setting completely or just changing stuff from canon), apocalypse fic/dystopias; I'd like it better if no one died/if it didn't end horribly but I'll trust your judgment in the case where I went with angst fandoms ;) If you feel like upping the ratings, my bulletproof kinks are consensual power play and cross dressing (and in het I like it a lot when the girl tops), but you really don't have to go into it if you want to keep it straight. Also I listed the characters with shipping preferences in some fandoms but gen/ust is totally cool. I tend to die in squee if there are music/movie/pop culture references of whichever nature. Oh, I also have a western fetish.

what I don't like

There's not much that I don't like, but: please no non-con actually happening in the fic (if it's past trauma or something like that it's good, but I can't take it happening in real time). Mpreg and everything of the kind. Character A/B/C/whatever turning into werewolves/werewolves AUs and please no alpha/beta/omega trope. As stated I could do without people dying but it's less of a deal-breaker than the rest.

Fandoms

Dark Tower (Roland Deschain, Cuthbert Allgood, Alain Johns)

First: if you picked the DT, let me just tell you that you're already awesomecakes in my book since I never find anyone who likes it. Now, since this year I totally forgot to do the nominations and my favorite character didn't get nominated by anyone else I'll take the occasion to *not* c/p completely my request from last year and do something else.

So: while I do love myself some pre-series interaction, there's not much Alain-centered stuff and there's even less of Alain/Cuthbert interaction and as it's kinda my second-favorite slash ship in those books I'd totally love anything with the two of them? Pre-series, AU, Wizard and Glass outtakes, it doesn't even have to be shippy as long as it's centered on the two of them? Because I'd totally love that. I could also do with something centered on the two of them but still pre-series and with everyone else from Roland's old crew - a bit like The Wind through the Keyhole was also a story set in Gilead. I'll take anything really. :)

If not, I'm always up for some solo Roland adventure. I don't really like the ending but I could totally be persuaded in reading what happened to him after. Or what happens to him when the loops end, if they do. Or even something post-Jericho Hill and pre-Gunslinger? I'd totally read that. And I know I can't exactly put that as a serious request because I was dumb and missed the nominations but I'll just mention I happen to ship Roland/Eddie a lot so if you were so inclined I wouldn't say no at all

Thankee sai ;)

X-Factor (comics) (Shatterstar, Julio Richter)

Sooo, XF is my favorite Marvel comic in history and these two are my uber-otp as far as Marvel comics are concerned and I really miss them, and I liked them best in the X-Factor timeframe, so there we go, it's pretty much all I want. I'm also caught up with their X-Force stuff so feel free to reference at any time.

I really don't have specific preferences re the timeframe and everything since I read the entire thing as a whole and loved pretty much all of it (and I like everyone in the cast so there's no one I wouldn't want showing up). About ideas: casefic where they take a case together would be a+. I'd definitely read a coda to the end of the comic book - surely after they set things right in the timeline they'll have had some reunion more passionate than what was shown in on page? ;) I'm also good with pwp or them watching movies and having a *moment*. Another thing I'd enjoy a lot would be a meet-up with the All-New X-Factor team after they eventually get back on Earth, but really, whatever is good. Though I also might have a thing for the part where Shatterstar has hollow bones so anything where Ric has to actually pick him up/carry him would be totally welcomed. Doesn't have to be sex either for that matter.

Deadwood (Trixie, Joanie Stubbs, Jane Cannary)

Aaah Deadwood, it was my favorite show in existence and I felt very betrayed by how they cut it short, so I'd like anything centered on either my favorite character or my favorite ship (or both?) post-series. The favorite character was Trixie and I'd be very very interested in seeing what she might have been up to after the S3 finale, especially considering her... precarious position during the last few eps of S3. (In case it's relevant, I shipped her and Sol, but it doesn't really have to be ship-centered.) And same goes for my favorite pairing aka Jane/Joanie, I'd die to see anything where they get to explore their relationship some more post-canon. Or even in-canon really, the world could do with some more Jane/Joanie. Appearances by any character that isn't Hearst are wholly welcomed.

Maddaddam trilogy - Margaret Atwood (Snowman, Toby)

Jimmy/Snowman is.. pretty much one of my favorite literary people and whatever you can come up with centered around him would make me weep happy tears. I have no ship preferences or any preference whatsoever about whom he should interact with (Crake, Oryx, Crakers, the people in the end, Year of the Flood coda, college years, it's all good). Really, Jimmy-centric is enough to make me delighted. For general guidelines, I'm very interested in said college years/how he went to relatively-sane-Snowman leaning the Crakers out to possibly-not-so-sane-Snowman-living-on-a-tree. I'm also interested in anything set during Maddaddam times, since while he was in the book he was never the main POV so I'd really like his side of things before, well, the end of the series.

As far as Toby goes I love her and she's my second-favorite and I'll take really anything - though actually I'd pay good money for fic where she and Jimmy interact some more. Or also I could really read a second-generation Craker POV re interacting with her/the others.

Kings (Jack Benjamin, David Shepard)

Okay, I'll cut this one short: I just want fic for those two. Slash, gen, friendship, everything is welcomed. If you'd like a couple of general ideas, I'd be interested in something set after what canon is there - I mean, if the show hadn't been canceled they'd have obviously met again at some point. I also was extremely interested in how that show reworked the biblical material, so if you want to go for something of the sort (like a retelling of a particular part of any of the biblical material concerning their original counterparts) that's be awesome as well. I *do* ship them, but if you'd prefer going for a different relationship and having the two of them with their canon love interests that's totally cool too.

Velvet Goldmine (Curt Wild, Arthur Stuart)

I'll cut this one short as well since at least I have very clear ideas about what I'd like from this fandom: post-film relatively-happy-ending-or-what-passes-for-an-happy-ending-in-those-circumstances Curt/Arthur fic would make me the happiest person. Back when I watched the movie they were totally the one thing I had come out of it shipping and I always thought that the ending was totally a great starting point for the two of them to be a thing so... pretty please? Anything where they decide to stay in touch and it doesn't take long for them to hook up and maybe they attend a few underground concerts together? Whatever floats your boat really.

All of this stated, really, feel free to go with gen or friendshippy for the stuff where I didn't state explicit preferences if it floats your boat better. And if you read some of the tropes I like and thought 'hey, it's be awesome if character X from fandom Y ended up with amnesia during a nuclear apocalypse!'/something like that don't feel like you have to go with the guidelines I gave in the specific fandoms. I'll totally be happy with whatever you'll come up with.

Thank you so very much and happy yuletide! ♥

Janie

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janie_tangerine: (HELLOOO)
Well, I had been wanting to do one of these for a while, let's go for it.

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basics >> Hi! I'm Lavinia, I'm 22, I'm Italian, I'm a university student, I go to marches, I like Bruce Springsteen too much and I get easily obsessed. Also, I'm addicted to caffeine. That stated, I study philosophy, I read a lot, I'm a music geek and I like to write. Mostly slash fanfiction.

what's in this journal >> a mostly uneven balance of RL and fannish stuff, which mainly consists in Lost and Supernatural (mostly slash) fanfiction/talking at the moment. There's also a lot of bitching about my current government and a lot of flailing about the stated fannish stuff.

other stuff I like you may or not may find interesting )
janie_tangerine: (books)
Last year it was 45 books (not bad, let's see if I can do 50), 58 movies (could do a LOT better) and 246 tv shows episodes (okay, maybe I could have watched a bit less tv.. oops). Targets for this year is 50, 100 and 250. Let's see how it goes.

Rating system, same as last year:

01/10 > utterly devastating
02/10 > bad
03/10 > disappointing
04/10 > half-hearted
05/10 > average
06/10 > okay
07/10 > good
08/10 > very good
09/10 > awesome
10/10 > excellent


* > re-watch or re-read

list of books read )

list of movies watched )

tv shows episodes watched )

The 2011 books/movies/stuff post - sticky

  • Jan. 1st, 2013 at 4:00 PM
janie_tangerine: (books)
Last year it was 37 books (totally could do better), 66 movies (probably could do better) and 159 tv shows episodes (idk if I could do better, but I probably could). Let's see if I manage 50, 100 and 200...

Rating system, same as last year:

01/10 > utterly devastating
02/10 > bad
03/10 > disappointing
04/10 > half-hearted
05/10 > average
06/10 > okay
07/10 > good
08/10 > very good
09/10 > awesome
10/10 > excellent


* > re-watch or re-read

books in 2011 )

movies in 2011 )

tv shows in 2011 )
janie_tangerine: (psycho fanfic)
Idea stolen from [livejournal.com profile] wandersfound. Maybe I -will- manage to keep track of what I need to finish. Let's hope?

what I'm writing/what I SHOULD be writing. )
janie_tangerine: (EPIC FAIL)
So, today I wake up, I go on a community where there was the default page (you know white background, blue stripes next to your userpic) and there was an idiotic new comment style box. Which: lacks subject line, has a method of choosing your userpics that is totally insane (WHERE IS THE DROP DOWN BOX?!), has a link feature that is totally not needed and lacks the spellcheck and preview option.

I try to post a comment. It doesn't work. I read that it doesn't work for custom comment pages yet, so I'm currently using the style?mine options and at least I can comment as usual. But this thing is seriously making me want to strangle whoever is in charge of this stuff at LJ. Because: taking out the preview option means that if you want to check a comment where it has html you can't and if you botch it, good luck to you editing it all over, the subject line being gone means that all communities/comment fic/kink memes are a mess (and if I ever write comment fic here it'll be an ever WORSE mess), also there's apparently crap about how they don't expand properly anymore but I haven't seen that yet. This entire thing fucks with how someone uses the service a LOT - not to mention that for me that new box doesn't work anyway, which means that the moment it's valid also for custom comment pages I won't be able to comment anywhere unless they fix it/whatever is wrong with it. Mostly, I'm just wanting to headdesk at the fact that LJ is AGAIN changing shit without feeling what the userbase has to say and after they make things wrong, apparently their PA answers 'well, WE like the new comment style so shut the hell up and keep it'. Basically, unless you post fic in your journal, you can't do anything else fandom-related because all comms and especially comment fic RELY on subject lines. Or the preview option. And mostly, the freaking drop-down box for choosing userpics - I have 250 of them, I DON'T want to LOOK at all of them before picking one.

I seriously hope that this ends like the Facebook fail thing where after EVERYONE complained they went back on it and made it optional. But if it doesn't... well, I don't see myself moving to Dreamwidth anytime soon - yet, even if it's tempting - (tho I have an account there - janie_tangerine still if anyone wants to add), but for anything like comment fic/prompts/five acts posts etc. etc. I'll just link to an entry done over there. I can't be arsed with not distinguishing what is what when it's about comment fic. This isn't the kind of change you get adjusted to - this just totally fucks up with the way LJ can be used for fandom purposes, and tbh the reason I LIKE LJ over ANY other social network was that the comment system wasn't a clusterfuck as in facebook and/or tumblr (the fsm save me from that - I'll never understand how it works). Like, LJ, kudos on fucking with the ONE thing that wasn't broken. Really.

I'll now go trying to finish Christmas cards and my Yuletide fic. Sigh. Seriously, what is this even.
janie_tangerine: (boardwalk empire >> jimmy/richard)
1. Hiiii. I should have known that going to Paris would have meant spending the four days after being back moping like I rarely moped, but it was totally worth it. I have pictures which will be posted sometimes after I'm done with the three exchange fics I'm wrapping up. But damn if it wasn't so worth it.

2. That said, everyone who wanted a postcard should have gotten one - I'm saying -should- because for weight-of-my-bag reasons I couldn't bring my laptop and clearly I brought my address book, but I had the genius idea of not putting inside it the piece of paper I had written with the names of the people who wanted one. *facepalm* I think I remembered right enough, but if you wanted one and end up not getting it.. sorry. I owe you another at some point.

3. That stated, last call for Christmas cards! They'll so totally be late, I know that already, but since I know I'll be able to go to my usual store in a couple of days, I'll leave this here again.

4. Also, I'm so behind on TV it isn't even funny, but at some point after I'm done with the fics referenced in 1, expect a long and ranty post about how gloriously mindfuckingly GOOD was the Boardwalk Empire finale, all of this spiced with a good deal of virtual tears. If anyone wants to discuss in comments after a spoiler warning, I WANT TO DISCUSS IT.

5. I have two memes to do, but one would end up being too long since it implies that I rant about things I like. Therefore, I'm doing the second one for now, the first will happen later.

From [livejournal.com profile] pann_cake:

Reply to this entry and I will give you five prompts. Think of a song that fits each prompt, post the five songs to your journal, and explain your choices. Give prompts to the people who reply to you.

Mine were:

1. power trip
2. romantic evening
3. soundtrack to a fic
4. music to do homework to
5. bouncy

all here )

6. Aaand that one is done. I'll now go crash. Maybe since it's before 2 AM I might succeed in not oversleeping. I'll be back with that other meme and Paris pictures as soon as I'm done with all the writing I need to be done with.

christmas cards AND postcards

  • Nov. 30th, 2011 at 10:09 PM
janie_tangerine: (jensen + mish + jim <3)
I figured I'd kill two birds with one stone. ;)

1. If you'd like a Christmas card (or New Year's or whatever) from yours truly, please leave me a comment with your address in here. (They're all screened.) Also as I did last year, if you want a small drabble to go with your card leave me a pairing/character prompt and I'll see to it. :)

2. I'm leaving for Paris on Saturday for my spur of the moment vacation, so if any of you wants a postcard just leave the address here.

If I already have the address from last year and it isn't changed it's good, I can fish it from last year's post; just specify whether you'd like the postcard, the Christmas card or both. :) No worries about international/intercontinental shipping, I can work with it.
janie_tangerine: (turn it up)
1. Hi! *waves* Gosh, I haven't posted in a while. Blame Misha and his scavenger hunting thing. If it doesn't get into the Guinness World Record I'll feel cheated. (I don't even care about winning - I just want it to make it into the record. XD) Also: thanks Misha for making me find out that there's a lot of pictures of Hillary Clinton looking kind of drunk all over the internet. I really needed to know that.

2. There are still three unguessed ships for the ship meme, so have some hints.

3 is from a uber-famous book that was a uber-famous movie, but the scene I was quoting is only in the book. it wasn't even in the extended edition of the movie...
12 is direct quoting. It's a book first (there's a movie, too). It's absolutely canon.
15 is a UK show in which 99% of the viewers ships one half of the pairing with another person.


3. ASOIAF/GOT peole, there's a comment fic meme going on here. If any of you is inclined to participate/leave some prompts go check it out. :D (beware: it's for books & show so there are spoilery prompts but the book is indicated in the subject header so it should be pretty safe. Still, thread with care.)

4. Music related, one: ME AND [livejournal.com profile] lasamy HAVE TICKETS FOR SPRINGSTEEN IN JUNE. But I'll probably also go visit [livejournal.com profile] pnr in July and see him again if it goes through. BRUCE TWICE IN A YEAR :DDDD 2012 you already shape up to be good.

5. Music related, two: so, Joe Pug, aka the guy who opened the last Steve Earle concert that I attended and who I really really like has a live record for sale on his site for five bucks which also is comprehensive of most of his stuff that I like so I figured I'd pimp it out. He has a very nice voice and he makes some lovely music, so if you're into (good) soft country rock I'll leave it here.

6. Betaing related, take two: I might have this covered at least for only the grammar aspect, but is there anyone around who's both into SPN and the vampire diaries who'd look over my crossover exchange fic aka a Cas/Rebekah fic of the NC17 variety? Has spoilers until SPN 7x02 and the latest vampire porn ep.

7. Quick spoiler free TV round-up: H50 is getting definitely a lot better, ridiculousness aside (and welcome back, John Locke School of Getting Shit Done!). Ringer: ...well, I didn't even understand that it was on hiatus, but I still think it's the bad kind of ridiculous up to this point. Hell on Wheels: getting a whole lot better. I'm really digging it. The only thing I don't dig is Colm Meaney's character. Whenever he's on, I miss Ian McShane. Boardwalk Empire: OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG WTF HAPPENED LAST EPISODE OMG. If anyone wants to discuss in comments, feel free to do so after a spoiler alert. Vampire porn: I MISS IT. SPN: I have to review the latest ep still but it was awesome except for the last two minutes. Ben Edlund never leave me and keep on making me forget the crap that was 7x08. Chuck: awww show I'll miss you when you're gone. Also JEFFSTER WHY YOU MAKE ME SUFFER SO.

And this stated, my uncle finally managed to give me my birthday present which was supposed to be the first two Sopranos season. Then I saw that he got me also third and fourth. Which means, at some point massive Sopranos catching up will happen.

8. My Yuletide assignment is GLORIOUS. I'm gleeing just at the thought.

9. I'm sure I had something else to say but it's past one AM and yesterday I went to bed at four thanks to Misha Collins and gishwhes and the likes, so I think this is it for now. Expect a christmas card post tomorrow or Thursday though. :)

flash beta request

  • Nov. 28th, 2011 at 11:10 PM
janie_tangerine: (LOL DEAN/DAMON FTWWWW)
Hi. Sorry for going totally MIA - blame Misha Collins, gishwhes and the fact that I've been spending time breaking rubik cubes on churches's steps. Real entry will happen as soon as I'm done with my last task.

But, meanwhile, is there someone who could beta for me my [livejournal.com profile] xover_exchange fic? It's SPN/Vampire Diaries, pairing/rating that is spoilery for S3 since half is a S3 introduced character ), has spoilers until SPN 7x02 and 3x09 of the vampire porn. I'd need it back before/on December 2nd and it's some 4500 word. Could become slightly more when I edit but it won't get much longer. Any takers? Thanks in advance! :)

shipping meme I've seen around

  • Nov. 21st, 2011 at 11:09 PM
janie_tangerine: (keep calm and slash)
.. sorry for the very probable confusion since it's mostly slash couples..

(1) Think of up to 25 ships you support.
(2) List them using descriptions of the characters involved rather than their names.
(3) Have your flist guess as many of the ships as they can.


1. He prevented him from going insane by mind repairing a phone. Lost, Desmond/Sayid, guessed by [livejournal.com profile] wandersfound and [livejournal.com profile] gottalovev and [livejournal.com profile] aurilly
2. He promised to fix him, but in the end he let him go. Lost, Jack/Boone, guessed by [livejournal.com profile] falafel_musings and [livejournal.com profile] gottalovev
3. He made her learn to like things that grow. LOTR, Faramir/Eowyn, guessed by [livejournal.com profile] pyroblaze18
4. He saved his soul. Dark Tower, Roland/Eddie, guessed by [livejournal.com profile] falafel_musings
5. He likes books. He likes plants. They both like ducks. Good Omens, Aziraphale/Crowley, guessed by [livejournal.com profile] wandersfound
6. She's a beauty and he has honor, but they're the only two people who see that in each other. ASOIAF, Jaime/Brienne, guessed by EVERYONE WHO TRIED but in practice: [livejournal.com profile] gottalovev and [livejournal.com profile] wandersfound
7. He did everything for him. SPN, Dean/Castiel, guessed by [livejournal.com profile] wandersfound, [livejournal.com profile] dazedrose
8. Her father was supposed to get her a dog. He has a thing for songs. ASOIAF, Sansa/Sandor, guessed by [livejournal.com profile] vella_amor_dm and [livejournal.com profile] kel_riley
9. They are badass. vampire porn, Damon/Alaric, guessed by [livejournal.com profile] upupa_epops, [livejournal.com profile] gottalovev, [livejournal.com profile] pnr, [livejournal.com profile] dazedrose
10. He should have died with him - where was he? ASOIAF, pairing that is basically a HUGE SPOILER FOR ASOS and a following book so just highlight if you aren't there yet, Theon/Robb, guessed by [livejournal.com profile] vella_amor_dm who gets all the awards
11. She's welcome wherever she goes. Deadwood, Jane/Joanie, guessed by [livejournal.com profile] ozmissage and [livejournal.com profile] elliotsmelliot
12. They shan't ever be parted. Maurice, Alec/Maurice, guessed by [livejournal.com profile] bold_seer
13. Maybe his (A's) gods will bring him (B) better luck. ASOIAF, Jon/Sam, guessed by [livejournal.com profile] kel_riley
14. She broke his heart. He overreacted. Kill Bill, Bride/Bill, guessed by [livejournal.com profile] vella_amor_dm
15. He breaks into his flat. Sherlock, Sherlock/Lestrade, guessed by [livejournal.com profile] bold_seer
16. They speak in Star Trek. Chuck, Chuck/Bryce, guessed by [livejournal.com profile] elliotsmelliot
17. It takes fifteen years before he sees his real face. Watchmen, Dan/Rorschach, guessed by [livejournal.com profile] wallmakerrelict
18. He's creepy. He's creepy. They play music. Chuck, Jeffster, guessed by [livejournal.com profile] vella_amor_dm
19. They're together at the end of all things. LOTR, Frodo/Sam, guessed by [livejournal.com profile] falafel_musings, [livejournal.com profile] pnr
20. [I think only Italian people might get this one.] Nightmares are his job. He assists with mostly terrible humor. They live together. Dylan Dog, Dylan Dog/Groucho, guessed by [livejournal.com profile] prn who deserves kudos since in the movie Groucho wasn't even Groucho..

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janie_tangerine: (lost SHE WAS MEAN ;___;)
1. Happy late birthday to [livejournal.com profile] 88mph and happy on-time-in-the-proper-timezone birthday to [livejournal.com profile] verucasalt123! I hope you both had/are having smashing days and that your next year will be more awesome than not (and filled with Kill Bill references on SPN). ;) If you want to leave a prompt I'll see what I can do. :)

2. In RL news: bad side, everyone in the uni's student office should be strangled. (News of the year: you can't even choose the exams that are in the STUDENT'S CHOICE box on the study plan. If I ever meet the thankfully now former ministry of public instruction, I'll make her want to crawl underground. Anyway, it's been solved by technically-not-so-honest methods. Did I ever say I want to be done with Italian bureaucracy?) Good side: tomorrow and the day after I'm going to Milan for opera reasons. Thinking about it makes me momentarily forget the bad side since it's bucket list item #2 to cross. \o/

3. In TV news:

a) Since I can't quit Ringer until Misha does his thing, I caught up on the last two episodes. Non-spoilery response: the more it goes on the more I laugh. Also... sorry, but I've never seen a show with a dumber lead character. There, said it. Also the writers should do research on how heroin withdrawal and genetics work (red hair is RECESSIVE!), but I stopped expecting coherence from that show after episode two.

b) I'm missing the latest H50 episode still but the previous was better than most of this season put together, even if I still don't get Lori's point.

c) Boardwalk Empire is still at the level of: ten minutes of it are better than everything I watch the rest of the week combined. Though it needs more Chalky and Jimmy and Richard making out asap.

d) I'm also watching Hell on Wheels. Which I'm enjoying a lot except when they try to be Deadwood. The pilot pushed more on that aspect which is why I liked half of it and checked out during the second, but the second was already better on that aspect so I'll stick with this from now. I really do like the lead character (and his lovely boots), the black guy he's apparently going to be bffs with and that entire storyline (also the first scene of the pilot was aces). I can't get into Colm Meaney's character because it seems to me like he wants to be Al Swearengen at all costs and.. well, apart from the character being miles from Al's glory, Ian McShane would eat the actor for breakfast. So I check out whenever he monologues to nothing. I still don't know what to make of the lady with the dead husband, but maybe once she actually does something other than running from indians I might appreciate it more. Also the guy playing Alistair in SPN being the sheriff made me cackle with laughter throughout all of episode two (which was a lot better than one). Anyway for now I'm sticking with it - it's not a masterpiece and it's definitely not in the Deadwood league, but when they aren't trying to re-do it it's pretty good and hey, western show on my screen! My western fetish is being fulfilled and if they keep on doing their thing and Colm Meaney stops trying to be Ian McShane I'll be okay. Still, whenever I watch it I curse because three seasons of Deadwood weren't enough for my needs, but I figured it'd happen.

e) About SPN 7x08, since it's obvious that I'm not doing a separate post for it and I won't have time this weekend.. there it goes. By the way: it was probably my least favorite episode of this show in existence, so read at your own risk/amusement/whatever.

done a bit differently. )

4. Also, tomorrow the entire insane gishwishes thing apparently begins. Clearly I'll miss two days because I'm out *eyes Misha and his timing*. But let's see where it goes. Considering how embarrassing it was to ask someone to take a picture of yours truly with the gishwishes sign I think this is going to be shock therapy for my tendency to get embarrassed.

5. I'll probably do Yuletide. As if I needed ANOTHER exchange... but there are some fandoms which are too shiny for me not to do it.

6. Aaand that's all also because my train is at eight in the morning. *sigh* hopefully I can do some fic exchanges on there tomorrow.
janie_tangerine: (asoiaf >> robb)
1. Hii. Entry that wasn't a show reaction, I missed you. Anyway, I've done that exam from hell that got postponed for about four times and I'm not cramming anymore, and I'm done wanting to strangle whoever is in charge of study plans at my university, so I should be fairly more around. Hopefully.

2. In good news: I'm going to Paris from december 3rd to december 7th. In slightly less good news I'm going alone because I couldn't find anyone to go with, but considering that this year I spent half of my not-so-long-stretch of vacation time with either chicken pox or dealing with rotting-tooth-related headaches I had a moment of 'damn I need a vacation before this year is over'. And at least I was early enough and the plane tickets were totally cheap. Now I just have to find myself a room and I'm set. I so can't wait to take that break really.

3. In other news: I finally managed to watch Game of Thrones! :D It only took me.... five months. To start, because then I finished it in four days, but still. I figured I should do it before classes end and I have the next exams batch. I'll try not to spoil for the books but in case it'll be marked.

entire series blathering under the cut - it's mostly squeeing )

4. Woah that was a novel. I'll try to keep the rest short. So, good/bad news: Misha Collins will be back on my tv (yay!) but it'll be on Ringer (which means I can't quit it as I was kind of thinking because seriously the more I watch that show the more I don't get if they're really assuming that anyone would buy what happens or if they're just trying to be a soap opera not airing daily). Ah well, if it means he's in a scene with Maybelline Craphole Island I'll weep in joy and start writing Richard/Cas fic. Or something.

5. I'm on a good trac with mini_nanowrimo, except that I'm not writing the things I should write. IE exchange fics. I also fear that 90% of what I'm using those 400 words each day with won't see the light of the day, but at least I'm writing daily. Which is good. I should do it also when it's not a challenge.

6. Aaand that was it about strictly updating. And since I need to get back in the swing of things, meme I've seen around. And I haven't done it in years, so.. why not. Here it goes.

Name a fandom I participate in/have participated in and I'll list my three most unpopular opinions about it.

7. And now I shall go do my mininano count before crashing. Good times. I need to stop this writing at two AM thing, my grammar isn't better off for it.
janie_tangerine: (supernatural jimmy 2.0)
Title: you were above me, but not today
Characters/Pairings: Amelia, Castiel (peripheral: Jimmy - sort of -, Claire, Dean); Amelia/Jimmy.
Wordcount: 6800 ca
Rating: PG13
Spoilers: until 7x02, implies 7x06. But if you saw 7x01 you'll probably get what's going on.
Warnings: other than all the flashbacks not being in what I'd call a strict linear order, none.
Disclaimer: SPN isn't mine. Sadly for me.
Summary: This is not the angel who possessed both her daughter and her husband, Amelia thinks, and she can’t help it – he looks so miserable that she can’t even stay angry at him.. Or, wherein Amelia gets a phone call and months later a fallen Castiel looking worse for wear knocks at her door.
A/N: written for [livejournal.com profile] tawg for novakfest round two for the prompt, Castiel has fallen. Not knowing what else to do, he goes to Amelia. This was in part (the thing with the phone call) graciously inspired by Stephen King's the New York Times special at bargain rates. Title is from a Beatles song. For the rest it was all yours truly. I hope that the S7 setting is good for you and that this fits the bill. :) thanks to [livejournal.com profile] bja727 for betaing.

“I’m sorry,” Castiel says, and the worst thing is that he sounds so sincere that she can’t even try not to believe him. )

supernatural 7x07 'the mentalists'

  • Nov. 6th, 2011 at 11:29 AM
janie_tangerine: (supernatural sam kills you with his brai)
Late review is late but I watched everything in the evening and I didn't have the presence to write anything down.

spoilers )

Maybe this afternoon I'll do a real entry. Or re-post five acts fic. Which I really should do.
janie_tangerine: (ally mcbeal >> richard fish ftw)
1. Happy birthday to [livejournal.com profile] thespiansparkle and [livejournal.com profile] carmexgirl! :DDD i hope that you're both having awesome days and that the next year is nothing short of awesome. (And that possibly brings Misha Collins back on our screens, that damned new Dark Tower book and everything you shall wish for.) And if any of you has prompts I'll see what I can do. :)

2. Meeeh apart from episode reviews I haven't posted anything lately. Reason: I was supposed to have an exam on the 19th, then it was moved to the 24th, THEN it was moved to the 3rd (for me) and I've been angsting over it until now. And will angst over it until Thursday. Doesn't help that I don't care about any of it but hopefully the second time will go through...

3. Meanwhile I've been at least keeping up with shows.

Shortly: Ringer keeps on being ridiculous and at some point I'll just fast forward to the scenes with Nestor Carbonell and watch just him. Mostly because the characters seem to be in a race for who is the most dumb. like, just a couple of things ) H50 got better even if it's still not as shiny as last season and I still don't get if I want Lori gone or not. Then again just show me AOL without a shirt and we can talk. Sirens got canceled so there goes the only new show that I really liked this season. Meeeh.

3b. A couple longer things about Boardwalk Empire: mostly about 2x05 but also some 2x06 )

4. So, Misha Collins is apparently wanting to get into the world records guinness by making us go insane and opened a website for it. Out of all the things you were supposed to do until now I only managed to get someone to take a picture of yours truly while holding up a sign saying gishwishes takes Rome. You don't want to know how I explained the entire thing to the very nice woman taking the pic for me. If anyone has missed the collage on the site..



You can see yours truly's face for a split half of a second at 0.44. I'm the one with the trenchcoat in front of the Pantheon - you can't really read the sign but you COULD, if looked at the picture in the right size. XD

5. Throwing it here: anyone would be willing to beta for me 6000 words of Castiel & Amelia Novak fic for Novakfest? Posting starts on the 8th but I highly doubt I'll be posting early, so no hurries.

6. Aaand... happy Halloween to whoever seriously does it! Between it not being a huge thing here and the fact that I have to study physics stuff I absolutely don't give a damn about I'm doing.. absolutely anything, but here, have the Best Thing Ever For This Holiday that I know.



Don't tell me that it isn't awesome. ;)

7. And I think it shall be it for now. At some point I'll get back into the swing of things. Possibly after having passed this thing. The day I thought that the master's degree meant more laid back schedule I was so very wrong.

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