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"We do not write because we want to; we write because we have to." W. Somerset Maugham

Memity meme meme

Ganked from frelling_tralk:

Give me a character and I'll tell you:

Why I like them

Why I don't

Favourite Season:

Favorite episode:

Favourite Line:

Favorite outfit:



Unpopular opinion:

A wish:

An oh-god-please-dont-ever-happen:

Fandoms listed in the tags!

And I'd love to celebrate and spread More Joy Day even if it's technically the 21st here now! Any wishes? Feel free to comment or message me if you'd prefer your wish to stay private.

Also here's another Friending meme if you want to expand your DW circle:

Fandom Snowflake Challenge Friending Meme banner

This entry was originally posted at http://nrgburst.dreamwidth.org/85928.html. You can also comment there using OpenID.

Breaking Fasts

Title: Breaking Fasts (Newton's Second Law)
Fandom: The Martian
Characters: Chris Beck/Beth Johanssen, Mark Watney/Mindy Park (background), Melissa Lewis, Rick Martinez, Alex Vogel
Rating/Warnings: T, none
Word Count: 3506
Summary: Ares 3 in the first year after. (Beth-centric, Johanbeck)
(The rate of change of a body is proportional to the force applied.)

Read here on AO3 or here on DW

Snowflake Challenge 13, 14, 15

Day 13
In your own space, write about a moment in fandom that meant a lot to you.

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Day 14
Go forth and commit an act of kindness.

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Day 15

In your own space, write a love letter to Fandom in general, to a particular fandom, to a trope, a relationship, a character, or to your flist/circle/followers. Share you love and squee as loud as you want to.

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Now I'm off to write. I WILL FINISH THIS FIC EVEN IF I EDITED A THIRD OF IT OUT YESTERDAY.   This entry was originally posted at http://nrgburst.dreamwidth.org/85124.html. You can also comment there using OpenID.

Snowflake Challenge Day 12

Day 12

In your own space, post a rec for fannish spaces and resources - comms, challenges, twitters, tumblrs, etc. Tell us about where you hang out.

Well, LJ was my fannish home for years but it's been limping for ages. The only comms that I'm in that are still active are het_reccers and yuletide. Over here I've been doing [community profile] trope_bingo for a couple years, although from this year I've also been participating in [community profile] chocolateboxcomm and [community profile] fandom_stocking .  [community profile] rogueonekink also has an active prompt thread! :D

Does anybody really use tumblr for discussion?  *is perplexed* (But then I don't get how to discuss things as a community on twitter either. ) This entry was originally posted at http://nrgburst.dreamwidth.org/84780.html. You can also comment there using OpenID.
Day 11
In your own space, talk about a creator. Show us why you think they are amazing.

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  Also want to signal boost for [community profile] fandom_stocking : pinch hitters needed! Sign up here if you can help out, even with just a drabble or two!

ETA: does anybody else have consistent problems getting DW to cut something properly? I STG I'm doing the correct thing in post editor mode (selecting the part I want cut, then hitting CUT, then adding the cut text in the pop up box), but then it just switches the cut tag to div for some reason? And manually replacing the final /div tag with /cut and removing the randomly inserted /cut (which somehow ends up halfway up the page?!) in html mode isn't working. ARGH. Tips? 

ETA 2: I'm deleting all div type tags and replacing with a href because at least THAT works. RAWR. I just want things to format sleek and pretty.

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Snowflake Challenge Day 10

Day 10

In your own space, share your love for a trope, cliché, kink, motif, or theme. (More than one is okay, too.) Tell us about it, tell us why you love it, give us some examples and recs.

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Snowflake Days 8 and 9

Day 8

In your own space, make a list of at least 3 things that you like about yourself.

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DAY 9:

Send feedback to two fannish people — they can be anyone you want: a writer who’s made you happy, a moderator of your favorite exchange (not us!), a fanartist you avidly follow… There are so many possibilities. Just let someone know you appreciate their work.

Done!Collapse ) This entry was originally posted at http://nrgburst.dreamwidth.org/84061.html. You can also comment there using OpenID.

Snowflake Challenge Day 6 & 7

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This entry was originally posted at http://nrgburst.dreamwidth.org/83966.html. You can also comment there using OpenID.

Snowflake Day 5

Day 5

In your own space, post recs for at least three fanworks that you did not create.

Here, have 15!

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This entry was originally posted at http://nrgburst.dreamwidth.org/83245.html. You can also comment there using OpenID.

Snowflake day 3 & Pay it Forward meme

Day 03

In your own space, set some goals for the coming year. They can be fannish or not, public or private.

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Let's start 2017 off in a positive way with a Pay It Forward meme. The first 6 people to comment (and more if I can manage it) will receive a surprise from me at some point in 2017 - anything from a book, a ticket, something home-grown or made, a postcard, absolutely any surprise! It will happen when the mood comes over me and I find something that I believe would suit you and make you happy.

(If you don't like surprises and would rather have something off a wishlist and/or some warning, let me know in your comment. The goal is to make you happy.)

If you can, post this in your own journal and pay it forward. Let's do more kind and loving things for each other in 2017, without any reason other than to make each other smile and show that we think of each other.

Er, that means you might have to give me your real address. So I'm going to screen comments here and on the LJ, just in case. Let me know if you have allergies if you would like a real surprise or if you would prefer a digital surprise!

ETA: sorry, I can't seem to make the html behave? LJ was way better on this aspect WTF dude finish the cut and the div when I tell you to.

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Snowflake Challenge Day 2

Day 2

In your own space, share a book/song/movie/tv show/fanwork/etc that changed your life. Something that impacted on your consciousness in a way that left its mark on your soul.

My first couple of fandoms changed the way I interacted with media- instead of just consuming, I analyzed minutely; I created something back. The AN at the end of my first fic makes me smile a little now with its bewildered: am I even allowed to write a story about somebody else's story? Is this plagiarism? Or blasphemy? I just REALLY NEEDED TO WRITE THIS OKAY DON'T SUE ME.  And all because the ending of The Bartimaeus trilogy pissed me off to no end. (I might have a slightly more mature response now. Not sure. LOL I still write fic in response to NOPE INCORRECT feelings but half the time it's because fandom is being gross instead of me expecting the most happily-ever-after ending.)

My second fandom (FFVII) was the first really interactive one- I helped oversee fic awards, logged in daily to a chat to debate meta, and wrote over 60000 words of fic. I still occasionally see two friends from that time on LJ and tumblr now, but for the most part that circle has totally dispersed.

I also have to mention TVD- this is the first fandom I was in where canon was still being made. Interview spoilers! Stalking actors on social media to figure out if they were filming! Trying to guess character arcs from episode synopses! Getting attacked on my blog after expressing anti-ship opinions nowhere near the ship space/tags! FUN TIMES. XD I don't watch or HAVE INTENSE FANNISH FEELINGS AND/OR CAPSLOCK OPINIONS anymore, but I still like to see TVD GIFsets scroll by on my dash and fandom friends squee over the way narrative arcs have played out. (I don't think that we ever truly leave fandoms, I think they just hold our interest to a lesser degree.) 

One of the sad things about fandom is that sometimes these people you have fantastic chats with will just up and disappear. I kind of wonder what they are doing now. Did fandom-famous author ever get published after flouncing? Did very young writer ever go to Uni? Are any of them dead and I just don't know it? So I guess I want to say: thank you for being in my life, for engaging with me over this great piece of media. It was a fun ride. (Also your ship is still not canon, okay.)

Hmm, I think I might have lost the plot a bit. LOL Um, here, have a list of other media that has had a formative impact on me even if I'm not particularly fannish over them:

Matilda by Roald Dahl

Star Wars (the original trilogy)

The Little Mermaid (1989)

Dragonflight and Damia by Anne McCaffrey

Star Trek: The Next Generation

Super Mario Bros.

Grey's Anatomy

Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert

Every Andrew Lloyd Webber musical ever

The Joy Luck Club (1993)

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Snowflake Challenge- Day 1

Happy New Year! Starting off the year with the [community profile] snowflake_challenge .

Day 1

In your own space, post a rec for at least three fanworks that you have created. It can be your favorite fanworks that you've created, or fanworks you feel no one ever saw, or fanworks you say would define you as a creator. 

I have 77 GIFsets and 7 fics to choose from in 2016, but I'll focus on 3:

The Martian: Newton's First Law

I'm really proud of this three parter fic because it has a great structure and heart. Also, the theme and conflicts are as science-y and detail oriented as the canon. Plus the love declaration in the second bit is pretty moving. ("This is what falling in love looks like.") I also tried writing in epistolary style for the third chapter and I LOVED IT. 10/10 would do again. Newton's First Law also does what canon (and fandom) doesn't: it focuses on the rest of the Ares 3 crew and the ground crew (although Watney is very much in character thoughts), it fills in that "7 MONTHS LATER" gap, and it challenges fanon theory about keeping Beck/Johanssen secret. I know Watney is everybody's fave, but I think even Weir understated how heroic the crew really were to come back for him.

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The Originals: Dear Destiny, F*ck You

I'm proud of this GIF set because of the way the poem and the scenes match up so perfectly. (Also look at that crisp resolution and how I flipped and then merged two GIFs in the 6th!) I think even the text placement makes symbolic sense. 

Moana: Smitten

I was leery of writing this at first because I was really worried about disrespecting the tone and theme of the film. It's SUCH a fantastic movie, with themes about self concept and determination, the importance of family/culture and relationship arcs between family and friends. The heroine is fourteen, she doesn't need a love interest

But just as Moana itself solves a historical puzzle (Why did Polynesian explorers stop for 1000 years and then start again?) by mashing up Polynesian myth with an incredible OC, Maui's death myth seemed to be begging for a Disney-fied solve. One does not simply walk into Death's obsidian-toothed vagina without consent. (Also why the hell would he have expected to come out of her mouth? Wrong hole, dude.) Plus I love flipping prophecy on its head and canon fix-its.

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Chocolate Box

Dear chocolatier,Collapse )The MartianCollapse )

Agents of Shield

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Natasha/Bucky, Sharon/Steve, Peter Quill/GamoraCollapse )
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Rogue One

Chirrut/Baze, Jyn/Cassian, Cassian&K-2SOCollapse )

ETA: This is a crosspost from Dreamwidth. Going to be doing that from now on, unless a post is image heavy. Most of my fannish activity is there or on tumblr nowadays since all the communities I'm in here have pretty much wound down, so maybe this was inevitable? A little sad to start the year this way, but maybe it's fitting, too.

This entry was originally posted at http://nrgburst.dreamwidth.org/81704.html. You can also comment there using OpenID.
So this was going to be a straightforward squee post about Rogue One, which we saw yesterday.

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End of Year Fandom Meme

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How was your year, f-list? I've only seen one of these up so far, would love to see more! :D


Fandom: Moana
Characters: Moana/Maui, Tui/Sina, Heihei, The Ocean
Rating/Warnings: M, aged-up character, masturbation, non-explicit sex, trope: marriage
Word Count: 3270
Summary:“I am a demigod, okay? Stop that! I will smite you! You want to get… smote? Smoten?” (Reinterpreting the death myth of Maui)

Fic moved to Dreamwidth here: https://nrgburst.dreamwidth.org/80640.html


SUCH AN AMAZING MOVIE. I haven't been so moved by an animated film since Frozen, and the themes are arguably similar (the search for identity, the importance of family, perseverance in the face of monstrous defeat) and yet not (wanderlust as one of Moana's defining and redeeming character traits, the value of culture and history on one's personal choices). Plus the music is awesome (Alessia Cara sings the ending version of the theme!), and I keep tearing up at this song:

WATCH IT. It's an inspiring, thought provoking and emotionally satisfying journey. Plus it's a pretty narrative for an actual historical puzzle. SO MUCH LOVE. Now pardon me while I play the soundtrack to death.

And like a phoenix, I rise

Fandom: The Originals
Characters: Kol Mikaelson/Davina Claire
Rating/Warnings: T, none
Word Count: 978
Summary: Wish fulfillment resurrection fic. (Filming spoilers are giving me such hope. Ugh.) Callbacks and parallels but likely to be totally AU. :P

Fic has been moved to Dreamwidth here: https://nrgburst.dreamwidth.org/80357.html

Coming to rest

Title: Coming to Rest
Fandom: The Martian (Andy Weir)
Characters: Chris Beck/Beth Johanssen, Melissa Lewis, Venkat Kapoor, Annie Montrose, Mitch Henderson, Bruce Ng, Alex Vogel, Rick Martinez, Amy Beck, OFCs
Rating/Warnings: T, language
Word Count: 9000 or so
Summary: Because "The Icarus Maneuver" would have been way more accurate. (And the pretending comes to an end.)

This is the final part of Newton's First Law, and it's focused on what happens on the Hermes in the missing 7 months while Watney is making the rover mods. It's not as shippy as the first two chapters, and is easily readable as a standalone one-shot.

Fic has been moved to Dreamwidth here: https://nrgburst.dreamwidth.org/79946.html


Title: Friction (Newton's First Law Ch. 2)
Fandom: The Martian
Characters: Christopher Beck/Beth Johanssen, Melissa Lewis, Alex Vogel, Rick Martinez
Rating/Warnings: T, language (but if you've seen the movie or read the book, well...)
Word Count: 5500 or so
Summary: Because sometimes our own biology creates conflict

Fic moved to Dreamwidth here: https://nrgburst.dreamwidth.org/83179.html

Newton's First Law

Title: Collision
Fandom: The Martian (Andy Weir)
Characters: Chris Beck/Beth Johanssen
Rating/Warnings: T, none
Word Count: 3000 or so
Summary: Because there are ways to shake inertia, even in space.

Fic moved to Dreamwidth here: https://nrgburst.dreamwidth.org/79412.html
Okay I just need to draft this somewhere that is meant for writing and not a GIF caption.

reply even though i know better than to feed trollsCollapse )

TO 3x21

This was also a love/hate ep. What bugs me the most is that the Kolvina part I think i was supposed to love gave me the worst lip curling WTF reaction. Like I can feel myself shipping them less, and every time sets of it cross my dash I am just WHYYYY.

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TO 3x20

Okay I'm still half NOOOO WTFEVEN and half OMG YASSSS over what happened in the ep so um. I'm reserving judgement on the parts that make me want to burn things until next ep? Like I'm hoping (perhaps stupidly) that they will be undone or deconstructed immediately because seriously SHUT UP. NO.

So I'll talk about what I loved under the cut. (All uncredited GIFs are mine. Let me know if you want them in a rebloggable set on tumblr.):

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Fandom: The Originals
Characters: Davina Claire/Kol Mikaelson
Rating/Warnings: M/Bloodplay, Sex, Major Character Death, canon compliant up to 3x19
Word Count: 725
Summary: (For Trope Bingo: First Time/Last Time)
She knows he'd rather die than hurt her.
It's funny how we can be wrong and right at the same time.

Fic has been moved to Dreamwidth here: https://nrgburst.dreamwidth.org/78437.html

Kolvina spec for the finale

Okay here is me putting my unbridled optimism down somewhere. Yes, I have only myself to blame if I get kicked in the teeth by canon, but I don't think anything I spec is too far fetched?

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The Originals 3x19

I'm still so upset about this episode but I tried to make a proper response post:

No More Heartbreaks (HAHAHAHA)Collapse )

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