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Placeholder! :) will be done by the time assignments go out. ok so I'm maybe, uh, 12 hours late?? I'm so sorry!!! this is what happens when I sign up for things super last minute!!! I'm here now!!!

NPT 2015 )
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Hi author! Thanks for writing for me. You're the best. :) Okay okay cool let's jump right in:

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okay, so taking a page from [personal profile] cathalin, i'm gonna give this snowflake challenge a try. because i wanna be around more!! yay.

day one:

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. Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your post if you feel comfortable doing so.

hooo boy )

aaand, day two!

In your own space, promote three communities, challenges, blogs, pages, Twitters, Tumblrs or platforms and explain why you love them. Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your post if you feel comfortable doing so.

Justin Timberlake Does Things

Justin Timberlake is finally released from a long stay at the The Sexy Hospital

presented without comment


Dark side of the Moon (by Flávia Desgranges van der Linden)

I'm so fascinated by this blog. It's presented like each look is a separate submission from a different fashion blogger, but the images are framed and photographed so uniformly that that doesn't make sense?? Whatever. Some great stuff on here. Look at that hot girl wearing Lady Gaga sunglasses and galaxy shorts. Hella cool, right? I want her hair.

Frank Ocean's tumblr
mind is pretty blank right now. i’m sitting in my kitchen listening to age of consent by new order. i like this song.. i fuck with that gwen stefani song ‘cool’ too, i never knew 3000 played keyboards on it- sounds like some teen coming of age movie. i used my birthday week pass to stay in my apartment for too long.. sit still and catch up on some information. i saw that movie ‘glengarry glen ross’ and ‘bottle rocket’, ‘pi’, ‘blackfish’ (sea world is the devil), ‘this is the end’ (hahaha), ‘the purge’(smh), some funny horror movie i forgot the name of ‘…’ . my homie in aussie suggested that i read ‘mr. norris changes trains’.. the writing was really nice. i read ‘the new jim crow’ it made me not fuck with humans for an hour. oh and ‘diffficult men’ which talked about great tv ..dexter, the wire, the sopranos, breaking bad and whatnot. i didn’t watch any news or read it …figured all that shit was gonna happen either way. i’m back to work these days.

Frank Ocean has a tumblr and that goes just about how you'd expect. "the purge (smh)". I'm like, so incredibly happy that this guy exists in the world. Do you ever go about your day and just stop for a second and think to yourself "I wonder what Frank Ocean is doing right now?" Because I do, and his blog helps.

Another note - I did end up finishing two fics for Yuletide!! Furlough (Arrow, Oliver/Felicity, Oliver&Felicity&Diggle holiday fic, ~4k) and Life Important (Fifth Element, Korben/Leeloo, ~3k). Check 'em out if you're interested!!
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Here there, author! You should know this right away: there are a lot of exclamation points in this post. Sorry.

Tag 2013 )

Most importantly, if you're still alive, is thank you!! I'm sure that whatever you come up with will be great, and I'm excited to see it. :DD


3 July 2013 07:20 am
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Dear Not Prime Time Player!

I'm going out of town today, so it's possible that I shall not be able to comment on your lovely gift for me right away. Never fear! It is not because I hate it! I guarantee that won't happen.

Thanks, I love you xoxo
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Heyy, everybody! You should do this with me. It'll be fun and the title is an SNL reference, so basically I shouldn't have to try very hard to convince you.

[community profile] not_primetime is a Yuletide-style exchange for medium-sized fandoms: so basically, anything too big for Yuletide but too small to be considered a "megafandom." Which means that you can write shit like Iron Man or Inception, since technically they're small enough, yay!

I've already nominated Life with Derek, Hawaii Five-0, The O.C., and Farscape, and some other nominated fandoms are Les Mis, Iron Man, James Bond, Mission Impossible, Star Trek AOS, Castle, Star Trek ENT, Psych, Chuck, Burn Notice, Leverage, Fringe, Big Time Rush, Suits, Vampire Diaries, Star Trek TNG, Warehouse 13, Dark Angel, etc. Sky's the limit, basically.

You can check out the nomination tag set here. You need an AO3 account to nominate/participate (the whole thing works exactly like Yuletide) but if you don't have one already you a) should and b) can talk to the mods who can get you an invite.

It's basically Yuletide-lite, is the impression I get. It seems a lot smaller and more laid back, so you should do it with me, because I'll give you a cookie or make out with you or something. Whatever you want. Who cares.


14 March 2013 02:40 pm
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So I just wanted to let all you wonderful people know that I'm alive and in relatively good health - it's been a rough month though, which is why I haven't been around so much lately. I'm on Tumblr (same username, as always) but the vibe over there tends to breed this kind of weird resentful anger in my heart, or maybe that's just my life right now, whatever.

It's just, March, and there's still snow happening here and my family is making me miserable and my job is disheartening and depressing and I can't believe I'm almost 24 and STILL LIVING IN IOWA FUCK THIS PLACE SO HARD YOU GUYS, but basically everything's been sucking a lot and it's hard to get excited about anything, let alone fandom. Compared to how I feel and the shit I'm trying to maintain and accomplish right now, fandom stuff just seems silly and frivolous and annoying. It's been hard to find the fun parts of it. All I seem to keep running into are the bullshitty parts.

Which sucks, because this has been an outlet for me for years and years, and I would like to keep it. Plus there's the people I've met, you guys!!, who are worth all the trouble plus a million times more. I just have to get into a better headspace, and to do that I have to fix my fucking life. Which I'm working on, swear.

Hit me up anytime though, seriously, I'm here, keepin on keepin on. For anything!

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All my bingo cards! In a list. I like lists.

[community profile] trope_bingo (amnesty ends June 30)
[community profile] kink_bingo (amnesty ends June 15)

big damn tables )
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Day 2: In your own space, post a rec for at least three fanworks that you did not create. See if you can rec fanworks that are less likely to be praised: tiny fandoms, rare pairings, fanworks other than stories, lesser known kinks or tropes. Find fanworks that have few to no comments, or creators new to a particular fandom and maybe aren't well known or appreciated. Appreciate them.

For A Little Green Bag by [ profile] vintageroses
Supernatural/Freaks and Geeks fusion, 4189 words
Dean/Castiel, Sam, Gabriel, Garth, Chuck
Teen and up, warnings for underage
Freaks and Geeks AU, based on the episode "Chokin' and Tokin'". Dean smokes marijuana for the first time and needs Castiel's help to babysit Sam. Castiel is, of course, not-so-happy to clean up after Dean, especially back at the scene of the crime that may explain why Dean stopped inviting Castiel over and started hanging out with his cousin Gabriel and his burn-out friends.

It sounds bizarre, Supernatural and Freaks and Geeks, but think about it for a second and realize that it isn't. My favorite kind of high school AU, with believable teenagers and drug use and MAKE OUTS, yay

Answer in the Form of a Question by [ profile] blackstar777
Suits, 20569 words
Harvey/Mike, Mike/Rachel, Donna, Kyle
Everything seems to be back on an even keel after the drama at Pearson Hardman and the emotional tsunami that ripped through Mike’s life: Gram, Tess, Rachel.

So of course that’s when he and Harvey end up having phone sex.

I really go back and forth on Suits anymore, because for all the excellent things about it there are a bunch of things that make me cringe (not so much because it's bad, but because they're tropes that rub me the wrong way). But this is like, my wonderful, wonderful head canon. HARVEY. Jesus.

I Move in Circles Round You by [ profile] Silver_Queen
Instant Star, 7934 words
Teen and Up
"Maybe it's time to let go of the things we wanted when I was sixteen."

This was a ridiculous Degrassi-esque Canadian teen drama about a girl who won the Canadian equivalent of American Idol and had a super dramatic life including a dramatic on again/off again with her older ex-boybander producer Tommy and a dramatic career and a dramatic family life and it was all very dramatic.

The lead, Jude Quincy, was played by Alexz Johnson, whom I still adore and y'all should check out her music by the way it's really great

Anyway, the series ended with a temporary break up between Jude and Tommy while Jude moved to London to be an strong independent woman, and this is the fic that rounds it all out and brings them back together without demeaning what Jude was trying to do (or what Tommy was, either) and also along the way kind of makes you like both characters a hell of a lot more than the show did.

all you have to do is call my name (and i'll be there) by [ profile] dollsome
New Girl, 1106 words
Schmidt/Cece, Jess
Gen Audiences
In which Schmidt and Cece bond over Stars Hollow, and the itty bitty kimono strikes back.

New Girl fic with great voices and also is super cute! I don't usually crave fic for this show since the canon is so satisfying, but this hits all the right spots.
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In a concerted effort to start actually using my journal again instead of randomly popping in to ask for things and assault you with capslock, let's try this [community profile] snowflake_challenge thing everyone's doing, yay! i'm so bad at this watch me give up on day six ugh

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. Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your post if you feel comfortable doing so.

I wrote a truly insane amount of gift fics this holiday season, because I am a ridiculous person. So I'm going to ignore that number right there and just a reveal post, here we go.

For [ profile] tw_fallharvest, I wrote:

come on stranger
Teen Wolf/Stargate SG-1 fusion, Derek/Stiles
Teen and Up, 16869 words
warnings for depictions of violence, off-screen minor character death
Evil robots, basically. Sometimes Stiles regrets signing that nondisclosure agreement.

In the same series, I wrote an epilogue, Friends in High Places (2358 words) for [personal profile] jerakeen, because she's wonderful.

I can't even remember what I was thinking during that one. It all blurs together in my head, like an acid trip. An acid trip of space werewolves.

For [ profile] tw_holidays, I wrote this one for [personal profile] lorax:

Tall Tales
Teen Wolf/Star Wars (original trilogy) fusion, Derek/Stiles, Laura
Teen and Up, 6065 words
"We've got a whole month of time, your highness. And there's only so many places you can go on a starship."


No but seriously, this one was a labor of love and caffeine, I don't think I slept for the entire three days leading up to the deadline, and I still didn't manage to get rid of all the navel-gazing in it. I would like to continue it, but I would much rather let someone else do it. Hint.

Now for Yuletide! I did my main assignment and then a treat, because I'm great.

Reunion Song for [personal profile] musesfool
Push (2009), Nick/Cassie, Elizabeth/OFC
Teen and Up, 4752 words
Cassie’s been with her mother for two weeks when she has the first vision of him.

I literally started this Christmas Eve morning and made my brother read it as I posted it forty minutes before the main collection closed, to which he responded, "Meagan, let go of my arm, you're drawing blood." Anyway, he liked it.

Accidentally (Committed) for [ profile] storydivagirl
Common Law, Travis/Wes, ensemble
Teen and Up, 9131 words
It sometimes feels like Travis has known Wes for forever, like he was always there, in the background, bitching about the food and judging Travis' life choices. It's weird, because sometimes Travis will be looking at an old photo and think to himself man it's weird that Wes wasn't in this shot I would've totally made him be in this shot and then he'll remember that it's a picture of his second foster mom from 1990 and that's fucked up.

This was my main assignment and it's ridiculous, but I made myself laugh quite frequently while writing, so whatev I think it worked.
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Awright peeps, here's my Official Yuletide 2012 Rec List Of Infinite Doom And Foreboding, Vaguely Organized For Your Convenience. Warning: it may seem as if it is alphabetical, but it is only Vaguely. Just so you know.

Note: I only read things from canons/fandoms I'm familiar with, and skipped quite a few for time/length that I plan to return to later, so this is by no means a complete list of All The Things That Are Awesome This Yuletide, which is my way of saying that I WANT YOUR RECS, ALL OF THEM, GIMME

Second note: what the fuck, is it really Roald Dahl? Have I spent my entire life mistakenly thinking his name was Ronald? Where does "Roald" come from? Is it a typo of Ronald or is it a popular name in a different culture and I'm being insensitive? How do you pronounce that? His books scare me? This paragraph got derailed somewhere. I have been informed that it is Norwegian. So. There you go.

Third: I'm not counting any of this. You do it if you want to know.

Fandoms: A League of Their Own (1992), Alice (2009), Anastasia (1997), Blast from the Past (1999), American Actor RPF, Burn Notice, Bourne (all movies), Classical Greece and Rome History & Literature RPF, Clueless (1995), Common Law, Die Hard (Movies), Disney Princesses, Dogma (1999), Greek and Roman Mythology, His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman, Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte, Life (TV), Matilda (Roald?? Dahl), Mean Girls (2004), New Girl, Phineas and Ferb, Princess Bride - William Goldman, Push (2009), Sabrina (1954), Sabrina the Teenage Witch (TV), Saturday Night Live RPF, The Middleman (TV), The Unusuals, Tin Man (2007), Warehouse 13, What's Your Number? (2011)

there is DOOOOOOOOOOOOOM contained within )
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So everyone, everyone check out the shiny Yuletide gifts I got! :D

This first one is for Tin Man (2007), the SyFy miniseries starring Zooey Deschanel, Alan Cumming and Neal McDonough.

Earning the Happily Ever After by Anonymous (6771 words)
Teen and Up Audiences
Wyatt Cain/DG, Azkadellia/Jeb Cain, Ahamo/Queen Lavender Eyes
Ahamo, Wyatt Cain, DG (Tin Man), Azkadellia, Jeb Cain, Lavender Eyes
Contains: Self Harm, Suicidal Thoughts, References to Suicide
Summary: Stories end happily ever after because they stop before the real work begins.

This one kind of blew my mind, because the author literally included almost everything I mentioned in my DYW letter. That's...kind of bad ass.

It's not fluffy, for sure, because it takes a really realistic look at canon, which is what I asked for. Kinda hits you where you live, especially in regards to Azkadellia. Just a really perceptive, interesting story. I loved it.

The next one is for Common Law. FUCK YES.

(We Both Reached for the) Gun! by Anonymous (1779 words)
Teen and Up Audiences
Travis Marks/Wes Mitchell
Summary: “You know why I never said ‘thank you’ before, right?”

It had always seemed so damn important to Wes that Travis thank him, but he’d never stopped to think of why.

Travis shook his head. “I knew it wouldn’t be enough.”

A post-ep for the series (D:) finale, "Gun!" Really fleshes out the last episode, as well as sprinkles in some liberal preslash. Another commenter called it a "post-mortem" which is really the perfect description. Really lovely and great. :)

As for me, I have two fics in the mix for my first Yuletide. If you want to try and guess go ahead - NO CHEATING, [personal profile] jerakeen AND [personal profile] jeweledvixen. I've got my ~eye on you.

One is over 6000 words long, and the fandom is kind of an easy guess. As in, you'll go "oh, no shit!" when you read it. I also think it's kind of typical of what I write, so that's a double-extra "no shit" there.

The other is over 1000, but under 5000. The fandom is also somewhat of an easy guess. I think it's a little less typical of what I usually write. It also contains het and femslash, but no m/m slash.

Both fandoms are somewhat larger than usual for Yuletide. I'll write you a snippet of something if you guess!

Happy Christmas to everyone who celebrates!


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