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"We do not write because we want to; we write because we have to." W. Somerset Maugham
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I was supposed to read American Gods and I've made it all the way through the intro, carried the book on the train a number of times and yet still haven't managed to read the rest of it. So because I just can't seem to get into it, I put it down and devoured another book instead: Tiny Beautiful Things by Cheryl Strayed. It's funny how her stories about shitty things she lived through makes such good perspective for others, (including myself). Lovelovelove.
Grey's: way to take one of my favorite tropes (Reunions) and make it painful, grounded in stark reality and yet still somewhat hopeful. This is why I still love you.
I can't bear to watch HTGAWM live, so I'm going to wait so I can pause it when it gets too full on. I don't know if I can bear to see Wes die. :(
This entry was originally posted at http://nrgburst.dreamwidth.org/89516.htm
- Current Mood: ecstatic
Fandom: Star Wars
Characters: Padmé Amidala & her handmaidens, Jobal Naberrie, implied Anidala and F/F relationships
Rating/Warnings: G, none
Word Count: 2915
Summary: “This is my decoy, my protection, my loyal bodyguard.” ("We are brave, your highness.")
Fic is posted at http://nrgburst.dreamwidth.org/89104.htm
- Current Mood: creative
Here, have some icons in the meantime! GIF ones are sized for DW, but the last two are JPEGs that will work for LJ too.
Your Name (君の名は）
A gorgeous movie that hooks you with its lighthearted and hilarious beginning and gradually ends up heartrending and suspenseful. The bickering between the main characters for "acting OOC" during their inadvertent bodyswapping is just delightful. XDDD My favorite bit is when he's yelling at her for spending his money on cafe food and she's like, "well it's YOUR body I'm feeding and I'm doing your PT job to earn it, so." And then the confusion and loss when that nuisance other half suddenly disappears. The plot is like The Lakehouse, but layered with references, parallels and symbolism, and the attention to detail is astonishing. I loved seeing the red string everywhere. I loved how it really felt like Tokyo, down to the warning stickers on the train doors. I got so nostalgic watching it- I used to live in Tokyo and even hearing that abrupt slamming sound of a train rushing past another made me love it all the more. It does the flip side of country life just as accurately, with the sound of fusama shutting to the accent (Gifu is near where I live, and my kids actually have an accent like Mitsuha's, to their Tokyo relatives' constant amusement.).
Despite all the buzz, I think anybody saying this is the best animated film of the year is kidding themselves? Moana, Zootopia and Kubo and the Two Strings convey much more powerful, universal messages, especially when you consider that the target audience is a lot younger. Yes, it definitely could have gotten an Oscar nod, but I don't think it deserved to win over any of those. Still, it was a wonderful film, and I made some icons to celebrate it too! (Really, I just wanted the words バカ and あほ on my journal. LOL):
Race to the Edge is back too, but have only watched the first ep so far. It's not as compelling as the HTTYD movies so it's easy to give them to the kids one at a time. (Plus I've already been spoiled via tumblr, so I can just watch those GIFs with glee.) :D
Reveals will be happening for chocolate box soon! Can't wait to see what else my gift maker has written! I think somebody has recced my fic somewhere because I just got a bunch of comments on it in this morning, which just makes me so happy. :D I wrote something that wasn't a popular pairing/character and it's towards the back of the archive because I guess I submitted earlier than most folks, so the hits have been pretty low. I'm glad people who read it liked what I did, at any rate! :D
This entry was originally posted at http://nrgburst.dreamwidth.org/89004.htm
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GotG 2/May 5th also can't come soon enough! I made these icons mostly from the trailers. Feel free to use them! They're sized for DW- most of them are too big for LJ. Credit/Comment, no hotlinking please.
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Also The Originals is back in less than a month! Check out the promo poster!
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And as of 9 hours ago on twitter, Kylie Bunbury still doesn't know if Pitch will be renewed. *sigh*
ETA: Tried to cut to save image loading on reading/friend's pages but DW still hates div/cut tag interaction so I apologize for the formatting. *siiigh* This entry was originally posted at http://nrgburst.dreamwidth.org/88791.htm
- Current Mood: excited
More recs! Not sure I looked through the archive properly though because I kept seeing duplicates galora?
i'm starting to feel it's right- M, Jyn/Cassian, 2853 words
This songfic had me giggling and I love how each section is inspired by a single line from Shakira's "Hips don't lie". There's a nod to AotC, sparkles and too tight pants. The Good Crack. :DDD
you only live a day (but it's brilliant anyway)- G, Galen/Bodhi, 2442 words
I love how this fic plays with time and memory, and the things that evoke emotional bonds. Absolutely beautiful.
Homecoming- G, Finn/Rey, 729 words
This fic is so them, capturing their incandescent happiness at being reunited again. Like that hug on Starkiller, but with kissing.
Rogare- M, Chirrut/Baze, 1811 words
Lovely backstory that explores those recurring Rogue One themes of faith and hope, and re-kindling (or perhaps finding anew) what was lost.
Say You Like Me, Just For The Night- T, Sam/Maria, 2140 words
Fake dating and competency kink. I'm totally sold on this pairing now. LOL
This entry was originally posted at http://nrgburst.dreamwidth.org/88455.htm
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I'm blown away by my gift. It's an AMAZING Bucky/Nat that is canon compliant to CW, and the terse emotion and detail/implications woven into each line are just incredible. Natasha is perfectly characterized, both cautious and confident. She pushes because she needs to know, but she's also careful because she understands if he doesn't (or can't or won't) remember and it's all shown so beautifully. Negotiating boundaries with emotional undercurrent and all the angsty push/pull= my crack. The final image of Bucky like Snow White in his crystal coffin (asleep to keep the poison apple from doing its worst) is just !!!! *cries* Plus code-switching! And they "subtitled" the fic with hover too, which is exactly the way I prefer to read code-switching. Even the title is nicely ambiguous, and the fic is both Remember this? and Remember This. It made me so emotional that it hit all my buttons bang on. :'DDDD READ IT GUYS READ IT
Remember This- G, MCU, Bucky/Natasha, 1593 words
I'm only about a third of the way through the collection but here are some recs organized by fandom:
Two Guardians and a Baby- G, kidfic, Chirrut/Baze, 567 words
I don't usually like kid-fic, but this one is charming without being saccharine. Both Chirrut and Baze are captured just right.
Drive Me Crazy- M, Jyn/Cassian, 5+1 things, 1821 words
Can a fic be smutty, charming and make you LOL by taking things literally? This one did for me. XD
Fierce- G, Chirrut/Baze, 396 words
I literally LOLed at the ending. Chirrut, you charmer.
microcosm- G, Galen Erso/Bodhi Rook, 3135 words
This is such a gorgeous piece. Melancholy and introspective, and a sense of impending doom echoes throughout the flashes of warmth and connection that lead them to where we find them in canon. Just wow. 2nd person Galen POV. (tielan was this you?)
found, G, Finn&Poe Dameron, 711 words
A nice little in-the-after piece.
Intake Day, G, Baze&Chirrut, 494 words
A bright little picture of the past.
What's Cooking? G, Han/Leia, 445 words
Squid Pie and frazzled Leia. Short and sweet.
Palette, G, Wolfgang-centric, 1021 words
A little slice of life on how it feels to have the others in your head. Felix boggling at the changes is amusing, and Wolfgang's calm acceptance is also great.
No Sweeter Victory, T, Alec Lightwood/Magnus Bane, 5+1 things, 1416 words
Post 2x06, Competitive Malec dates and delightfully suggestive hints of fun to come.
This entry was originally posted at http://nrgburst.dreamwidth.org/87983.htm
- Current Mood: grateful
Look Ma, no outside linking and auto sizing! (Elsie is pleasantly surprised too!)
To celebrate, I made a few icons. Feel free to snag them if you want! :D The usual no hotlinking, credit/comment please!
This entry was originally posted at http://nrgburst.dreamwidth.org/87590.htm
- Current Mood: cheerful
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Also, I forgot to say I also watched Hidden Figures a couple weeks ago and it was WONDERFUL. I loved Mary the most:
"Mary. It's Sunday. Have some shame."
"I will not."
I love how they showed just how many people are involved in getting something up into space! I loved how all these incredible WoC got their own arcs and how starkly racial inequality was depicted right from the get-go. Just the visceral terror of three women who did nothing wrong in the face of a police officer, and then the surprise ending of them chasing him down. XDDD I also loved how they tried to disguise racism with sexism throughout, too, because it was the more acceptable version of the -isms. How Kirsten Dunst's character was never anybody except Mrs. Mitchell --her husband's name.
Also it's ruling at box office too, so HAHAHA. THERE IS SOME JUSTICE IN THIS WORLD.
Like, it's telling that when Obama was president, the conservatives were buying guns to protest with their dollars, and now that Lord Dampnut is in, the liberals are buying books. (There are two kinds of people...) This entry was originally posted at http://nrgburst.dreamwidth.org/87387.htm
- Current Mood: contemplative
So many fandom things to write about too:
I got spoiled on FB so I put off watching this ep of JtV until today. And seriously
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Speaking of characters that are supposed to be gone, HAVE YOU GUYS SEEN THE PROMO FOR THE ORIGINALS?!
She's dressed in white, like an angel. *cries* Not forgiving them for offing my faves (TWO IN THE SAME EP FFS) but I will take back my rage!quit threats if she gets to guest star a decent amount. (And maybe gets resurrected? Maybe? Please?)
Also I thought Malec had already done it, but I guess I was wrong about the implications of Alec saying, "Not much sleeping involved" last season. (Whoops.)
Anyway the next ep looks like great fun! :DDDD I'm totally Izzy. LOL
I binge watched Westworld over the last week too. I really enjoyed it! If I'd known Jonathan Nolan was involved I might have watched it sooner. Naturally my fave got killed off, because my stanning instincts remain A+++. XDD The producers have hinted she might not actually be dead though, so hope remains. I should GIF her for halfamoon but I'm still playing catch up on both real life and fandom things, so we'll see if I get some motivation tomorrow to cap. The review hunt being hosted sounds like fun too!
I'm kind of meh over HTGAWM still. I don't know, it feels forced ("Spoon me"? Really?) and OTT and my favorite bits are actually the flashbacks and Michaela. This Wes thing is still breaking my heart and I feel like, zero forgiveness, nothing left to give you, show.
AoS remains awesome in its LMD arc. Don't like the foreshadowing that May's real body is going to give up though, although I'm getting a sneaking suspicion that is exactly why LMD!May's body is still hanging around. :///
ETA: I've figured out the DW html fail: any time I edit, it screws up tags for some reason. RME Note to self: leave typos as-is for less frustration.
This entry was originally posted at http://nrgburst.dreamwidth.org/87207.htm
IT WON'T COST MUCH. JUST YOUR VOICE! THOSE POOR UNFORTUNATE SOULS (are not me hahahahaha)
Thank you to those who marched. Thank you to those who are organizing and fighting back. Here's a good list of places to send money if you also have no political voice/vote in any country. (Expat for too long.)
Jane the Virgin continues to delight. The humor (The puns! The total disregard for the 4th wall via the narrator!) and political snark is totally on point, as are all the character dynamics. I lovelovelove how every single character gets their own POV explored! Nobody is a foil or a prop- they're all their own people, with their own selfish (and unselfish) motivations, actively writing their own stories. This show totally deserves all the accolades it got in S1, although it makes me sad that the ratings remain lackluster. :(((
Anyway, this GIF of Jane pretty much sums me up right now:
This entry was originally posted at http://nrgburst.dreamwidth.org/86654.htm
- Current Mood: nauseated
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ALSO HAVE YOU GUYS SEEN THE COLIVER SNEAK PEEK FOR HTGAWM 3x10
RIP THAT BAND AID OFF HELL YESSSSSS
The title of tomorrow's ep is "We're Bad People", in stark contrast to 3x01's "We're Good People Now".
BRING IT ON. :DDDD
This entry was originally posted at http://nrgburst.dreamwidth.org/86390.htm
- Current Mood: excited
Also, feel free to comment more on the meme entry. Sorry replies were delayed- was out playing in the snow on the weekend and then LJ kept crashing my internet every time I tried to comment (either on my entry or other's). I cleared my Chrome cache and it seems to have resolved the issue for now. :) This entry was originally posted at http://nrgburst.dreamwidth.org/86201.htm
- Current Mood: creative
Give me a character and I'll tell you:
Why I like them
Why I don't
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:
- Current Mood: curious
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
- Current Mood: accomplished
In your own space, write about a moment in fandom that meant a lot to you.
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Go forth and commit an act of kindness.
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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.htm
- Current Mood: determined
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 trope_bingo for a couple years, although from this year I've also been participating in chocolateboxcomm and fandom_stocking . 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.htm
- Current Mood: amused
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 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.
This entry was originally posted at http://nrgburst.dreamwidth.org/84504.htm
- Current Mood: busy
In your own space, make a list of at least 3 things that you like about yourself.
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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.
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- Current Mood: accomplished
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.
This entry was originally posted at http://nrgburst.dreamwidth.org/82446.htm
- Current Mood: cheerful
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.
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.
Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
Every Andrew Lloyd Webber musical ever
The Joy Luck Club (1993)
This entry was originally posted at http://nrgburst.dreamwidth.org/82177.htm
- Current Mood: nostalgic
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.
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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This entry was originally posted at http://nrgburst.dreamwidth.org/82036.htm
- Current Mood: pleased
Agents of Shield( YoyoMackCollapse )
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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.htm
- Current Mood: hopeful
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If any of you on the f-list are interested, my stocking is here! :D
- Current Mood: cheerful
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.ht
- Current Mood: naughty