be_themoon: I want a better world. By me. (YJ: Kaldur: bring it on)
First up! There were some beautiful things written for me recently.

written for me + two vid recs + comic rec )

stuff I've written recently )

And while I don't feel like tracking down all the stuff I wrote this year, I figure I might as well answer the end-of-year writing questions meme because why not?

talking about fic )

Um, I'm also going to declare this free-for-all on asking me anything about anything I've written. I kind of doubt there are questions, but if there are feel free to ask, or tell me that I got something wrong, or other stuff.

Happy New Year, everyone!

be_themoon: I want a better world. By me. (DC: Batgirl: smile and dodge)
 First, some recs!

Vialethe wrote some gorgeous Last Battle AU Susan/Edmund travelling the world. 

Beccatoria did a lovely DCAU Wonder Woman vid, "I'm Holding Out For A Hero."

[personal profile] settiai did a fantastic Doctor Who Rory/Amy vid, "You Told The Drunks I Knew Karate". THEY HAVE PERFECT FACES.

Someone wrote me a lovely Ramandu's Island fic for the Narnia Fic Exchange, This is not an ending. I've been bad and neglectful and am only now commenting on it, but I really enjoyed it.

Stuff by me that I never mentioned here! My Remix fic.

Secret Virtues (the Blackmail and Bars Remix)
Highlander: The Series. Amanda, Methos. Pretty much gen. 1,003 words.

Amanda and Methos are definitely my favorite two characters from Highlander, and I love their interactions in canon, so this was quite fun to write. It's a little bit silly. :P

I'm currently speeding through reading the Alex Rider series. (The school library has all of them but the second.) You guys, the level of psychological damage this kid is carrying after just four books is INSANE. I shudder to think of how totally broken he's going to be after 8. 

Communication levels here where I work: MINIMAL. We had a meeting three weeks after I got here where we were finally given a list of specific instructions for our jobs. Yeah. Before that we'd just been doing whatever we'd been told to do and not really knowing what we were supposed to do. I know. There was something on the list of specific duties about "checking the dorms every 30 minutes". I asked about it because I'd never been told to do that or seen anyone do that (including the two people telling me to do it), and they both looked at me and were like "Oh, nobody's told you that?" ... NO, okay, no, because nobody tells anybody anything in this hostel! 

But mostly work is going okay. I may be coming down with chicken pox? Aidan had shingles and I've been feeling kind of bad the past few days. Tomorrow I have all day off so I'm going to sleep a lot and drink a lot of water and hopefully feel better. (It probably hasn't helped that my stomach has once again hit the "oh dear god this food is awful" spot and can't take most of it. I'll have to go to the grocery store today after lunch and see if I can find something decent to eat.) 

Downloading takes so long on this connection.

I sort of love being pretty independent. :D And having money regularly. (Though I am trying to avoid spending most of it. My pay goes straight through to my card, and I try to only use the cash I get from vacuuming a lady's house on Friday's. :D)

I'm writing! I feel really happy about that. I think I'm going to do a "works in progress" meme sometime soon, because I keep fluttering between them and I could use the incentive to finish them. (It's kind of a bizarre list.)

be_themoon: I want a better world. By me. (Default)
 still pretty miserable. headache-y and not good in general. at least I am no longer nauseous? mostly? this is so stupid. 

I've been meaning to do this since Remix went live but have been kind of sick most of that time. 

He That Outlives This Day was written for me. It's a remix of my HP fic How Do They Rise Up, and it is FANTASTIC. It takes the same story and goes at it from Padma's perspective instead of Hermione's. Thoughtful and beautiful and lovely. I have been so lucky with Remix authors. Every time so far, they've just turned out the most amazing remixes of some of my favorite works. <3333 Read it. It's beautiful.

Shoooooow

Sep. 24th, 2010 02:11 pm
be_themoon: I want a better world. By me. (Nikita: Michael/Nikita: long distance)
First, the internet at my house has been being awful recently, so I may be pretty absent in the next several days. UGH UGH UGH so annoyiiiiing. 

So, TV stuff! 

The Event pilot. 
3/5? maybe a 4/5? )
Supernatural S6 premiere tonight! I look forward to watching it tomorrow. :D

What else? L&O has been back, though I have to wait another week for the episode all about Matt. (MATT <3333). I am hopeful that we will get a lot more this season about his fantastic boss Harriet, because I adore everything I've gotten about her so far. 

MORE IMPORTANTLY. Nikita! 

I think I have a new Show. )

Now VID RECS.

Well, just 3. Cold War by emthiessen on LJ, a video around the Doctor Who S5 finale. GORGEOUS. "This is a cold war, do you know what you're fighting for?" You guys know how the finale gets me - this vid is all about WHY, I guess. 

I have not, in fact, abandoned SPN, despite my love for Nikita. Man With A Thousand Faces, a Gabriel vid. OH GABRIEL. Sometimes I just adore you. :(

When You Were Young, another Doctor Who S5 vid, because apparently when you put Doctor Who to The Killers I will fall over myself to watch it. Oh Amy&11! "We're burning down the highway skyline on the back of a hurricane that started turning when you were young." I LOVE THEM SOOOO.


be_themoon: I want a better world. By me. (Leverage: Parker&Hardison: thieves)
 Today is Mary's second-to-last day at home, and her last full day. I have been absurdly busy, but in the short moments I've been online, I have been SO pleased about all the vids being posted. (VidCon! though not all of them, I think.)

So a drive-by rec: Run With Me by [livejournal.com profile] chaila43 , which is essentially a vid about how River Song could probably take on the entire universe and WIN because she is just that awesome, and it is a vid to Speeding Cars by Imogen Heap, and it is just AWESOME, omg. Parallels! Wonderful cutting! The story of River and the Doctor done so well and so beautifully! It makes me giddy with joooy.

okay, off to play Alibi with family. considering that I have managed approximately four days to myself in the past four-five weeks, I'm pretty sure I'll spend most of tomorrow past noon hiding in my room having a nervous breakdown, finishing rewatching T:SCC or watching other stuff, and hanging out on Skype hoping to talk to people. See you!
be_themoon: I want a better world. By me. (DW: 11&Amy: gotcha)
GUYS GUYS GUYS kaydeefalls has posted a new Doctor Who fanvid and because she is ABSURDLY GOOD it is WONDERFUL. 

So What Do I Do With This, an Amy-centric fanvid set to "Stray Italian Greyhound" by Vienna Teng. The song choice and lyrics is spot-on, the vidding is beautifully done, it's just perfect, okay? (I am especially amused by the juxtaposition of the Doctor with the lyrics "so what do I do with this / this stray Italian greyhound" because it fits so well.) BUT: those of you on the American schedule, this vid does contain clips and very minor spoilers from 5x07 "Amy's Choice", so you might want to wait a week and watch it then. I don't thinkt it really spoils anything for the episode that can be understood without watching the episoe, but still, be careful.

I've been self-medicating with it and other fannish things all morning. Sam and Katherine were gone this morning when my mom woke up, but so were their bikes and they've headed out on walks without telling anyone, so she wasn't worried at first, just angry that they were still doing this after she'd told them to stop. It eventually turned out that they had gone to some neighbors who have animals and are apparently STILL THERE, without telling any of us, three and a half hours later. So I am pissed at them, and only now starting to un-panic.

be_themoon: I want a better world. By me. (A:tLA: Kyoshi: a terrifying beauty)
So, it is Three Weeks for Dreamwidth. I'm planning to do a GK reaction post sometime, because that was a beautiful, beautiful show, in the way truth is beautiful. And I'm also snagging from everywhere:

What kind of topics/entries would you like to see me posting about? Any particular questions you've always wanted to ask me but have resisted because the answer would be a huge essay? Ever want to wind me up and watch me go on a particular topic? Anything you've heard me say "I should write that entry about $foo I've been meaning to write" and have been patiently waiting for?

Alternatively, you can request fic for any of my fandoms that may or may not get written (ACK FINALS) and posted only on DW.

ALSO for those SPN fans reading this, read Below skyscrapers (for a dropout). It's for an exchange, so the author's anonymous at the moment. It's Dean/Castiel, with some of the most well-done worldbuilding I've seen in a long time. I almost wish it was original work, because the world created in this fic is incredible, so pulled together, all these little details at the edges.

be_themoon: I want a better world. By me. (Default)
all kinds of things!

first things first, and out of the way. I am fabulous. doing well, controlling my mood swings (yesterday with the aid of horribly sad TV - don't ask how that works, but it totally does. catharsis or something.), and getting lots of work done. signed up for Remix, and cannot wait. have been writing quite a bit, including ~1K of sequel-ish Edmund/Ianto hijinks. Unfortunately for easy writing, Jack just had to go and add onto Ianto's already considerable abandonment/intimacy issues, which means I cannot write gratuitous kissing until I resolve said ~issues~. also, it is raining and generally being spring-like in FL, and it is FANTASTIC. I cannot get over how much I have missed the azaleas and the tall tiny purple flowers and the clover and SPRIIIING. so pretty!

NOW FOR RECCING. you guys, this could take a while.

Oh, fandom. You'll be the death of me yet. )

And now I'm going to go to sleep! WOOO.

EDIT: Fixed the link to the SGC training days story, thanks Mercury!
be_themoon: I want a better world. By me. (Revolution: Text: it's a revolution)
you guys omg Lass erased this temporary flesh and bone and it is beautiful and you should all go read it! so pretty. *_* in other, less important news, I wrote Lethe being confused about religion. I have mentioned fanfic is my catharsis, yes? though this ended up not really being about my issues at all, oddly.

Title
: how to split your heart open
Fandom: Cabin Fever by [livejournal.com profile] be_themoon 
Characters/Pairings: Mary, Lethe
Rating: G
Warnings: None!
Summary: Lethe does not understand religion.
Author's Note: Once upon a time, this also had a coda ending with a Latin prayer that I translated because I am a dork like that. Sadly, it didn't fit. So now it just doesn't have any ending. :P Title from the poem Marfa by Linda Gregg.

She lights a candle and you watch her kneel. )
be_themoon: I want a better world. By me. (SPN: SamnDean: we aim to misbehave)
FIRSTLY. [livejournal.com profile] erasureathon !!! which I have been meaning to remind people about for the better part of a week and a half. *facepalm* Anyway, I think signups have been extended to next Monday, so those of you who haven't should run over and sign up. go go! shoo!

SECONDLY. [livejournal.com profile] isurrendered , the place to play even more in all the worlds being created by the completely fabulous TV show meme. it's still getting started, so put it on watch and soon there will be instructions as to what to do, including a post where you can link to your versions of the meme so that we can compile them in a master list.

(omg so doomed)
be_themoon: I want a better world. By me. (Feminist: Text: emphasizing ur wimminz)
+ Today I had Christmas! my sister is leaving tomorrow and won't be back again for a long time, so we figured we would have Christmas this Sunday, complete with the traditional breakfast (Christmas Morning Coffee Cake, bacon, eggs, oranges/orange juice) and a tree and everything, which turned out really nice. :) We didn't do a lot of presents, but the ones we did were really good - a sweater, a lap stand for the laptop, a water bottle, and my sister got matching rings for all four of us girls. And then later at my grandmother's I got cash and a really nice necklace, and when we stopped by Whole Foods Market on the way home I got myself two boxes of tea, both green. I'm drinking one of them right now, it's quite nice. So yay!

+ School's wrapped up, except for my final in A. P. Gov., which is nice. School doesn't start again for me until January 20th, though I do have to get my books before that.

+ I'm working on the [livejournal.com profile] apocabigbang and have quibbles about a few things. I want all of the Pevensies there, and I'm specifically going to be pretty vague about how they got there. And I really want to have Sam and Dean and Castiel, but part of me wants to use this as a midway point for the Dean and Cas we see in 'The End', because it would fit pretty well as a 'break them more!' thing. BUT. I really want Sam in on it. So maybe I'll hint that this happened in the alternate-timeline-that-Zachariah-created too? AGH. I don't know. (Pairings showing up so far in my vague outline. Sam/Lucy/Edmund, Dean/Castiel, Peter/Susan, past!Susan/Dean.)

+ just something I wanted to mention - one of my friends who has watched the old Trek series/movies recently watched XI and was like 'I loved it all except for Uhura - she wasn't RIGHT. she was too sharp!' and I just sat there and went 'wut?' she also objected to the Spock/Uhura relationship because it wasn't in the actual series. which. I dunno, it was just frustrating to me, because everyone (in RL that I've talked to) seems to be bringing Uhura down when she was ridiculously awesome and so on top of things. I loved her! why can't everyone else? :(

+ I've still been neglecting my f-list, which is sad. I'm going to get back on top of things this week, though. I have been reading everything on my f-list, just been really distracted and busy, even after NaNo ended (portfolio! tests! omg for a second there I panicked and was like 'I HAVEN'T TAKEN MY MATH FINAL' but no. no, that was last Thursday. whew!). this week is purely for relaxing and hanging out online with y'all and writing. it will be fabulous!

+ it is rec time! divided up!

one show, two vids, three fics, lots of poetry. )
be_themoon: I want a better world. By me. (Merlin: OT4: Team Kickass)
You guys you guys. I'm hosting [livejournal.com profile] comment_fic this week, and my theme today was 'on the road.' And as a sample prompt, I gave "Merlin, author's choice, road trip AU." And [profile] mariana_oconnor (on her writing journal [livejournal.com profile] definewisdom ) wrote a long, beautiful one called "Until We Run Out of Road." It's a modern AU, Merlin driving across England in the days after Will dies with a figment-of-his-imagination-Will in the passenger seat, and Arthur comes into it, and it's really lovely. From the back seat, Will laughs. He sounds a little hysterical. Merlin thinks that being dead will probably do that to you.
be_themoon: I want a better world. By me. (BSG: Starbuck: nothing but the rain)
+ Lass wrote more Narnia Durkheim fic, which is naturally awesome. Forms & Foundations. Susan & Edmund. This world tells her, You are Susan Pevensie, a whole equal to the sum of her parts, and she wonders what that entails.

+ Florida got a cold snap in the past few days and my hands are freezing. off. I'm not even really kidding about this - I have poor circulation in my hands and feet, and I pretty much always have cold hands, but in the cold weather they just don't warm up. at all. it makes typing a little annoying.

+ my little procrastination habit? really bad this past week. feels like I'm physically incapable of doing school unless there is a tangible deadline, and even then it's close. I finished my 1.5K essay due tonight about half an hour before it was due. makes me feel stupid. I've got to stop that.

+ things are like... shifting? I dunno. I mean, I took the PSAT, which is suddenly feeling like a tangible piece of my possible history and every time I think about it I start worrying about the questions and if I did well enough, because my mom wants me to get the Merit Scholarship. and I mean, fuck, you have to be really really smart to do that and I just don't know if I'm that good. I could be, I think. I should be. but I've been distracted and unable to concentrate and just, fuck, you guys. if I want to go to a good college without pulling a couple hundred scholarship strings, I need that Merit Scholarship. I need the prestige that comes with it so that the colleges want me. agh. I don't want to be stressed by this but inexplicably, I am. I have a year and a half before I graduate highschool! I'm planning on taking a gap year, maybe two! I should not be worrying about this shit yet. *deep breaths*

+ on a much more cheerful note, MUSIC. "The Captain and the Hourglass" by Laura Marling. It's kind of melancholy, kind of hopeful, and I love it a lot because of these two lines - "He’s done with all this bullshit, he’s going back to war, / If Heaven is as Heaven does then this is Hell for sure." Also, because Kathy recommended it to me and now I can't stop listening, "Citadel" by Anna Nalick. And naturally, my very own theme song for cloudy days, "Defying Gravity" from Wicked. Complete with kickass Firefly vid, of course. Also a lot of Vienna Teng, because she has a gorgeous voice.

+ now I need to go to bed. so I can wake up and take a math test. oh shit. one that I haven't really studied for aghkshgdlg. I shall have to wake up early.
be_themoon: I want a better world. By me. (BSG: Apollo: smile)
so I had a FABULOUS birthday and I am spending most of today lounging around, doing some housework and schoolwork and trying not to fall asleep. heh.

yesterday! my dad's birthday present for me was subs for lunch and pizza for dinner, and I'd cajoled mom into letting me make coconut cake on Thursday, so there was lots of good food! also running around and stuff!

and, to top it all of, when I got home Lass had written me fic. Revolutionsverse fic. RIDICULOUSLY AWESOME FIC ahgksldghldskjfs. YOU SHOULD ALL GO READ IT. wheeee!

be_themoon: I want a better world. By me. (SPN: Dean/Cas: oh hai there)
+ my library got in around 11 new Pratchett books. feast on those words. ELEVEN NEW PRATCHETT BOOKS THAT I HAVEN'T READ ASHKLGHDLFKDJGS. well, that's no longer true. I've already finished three of them - Jingo, Equal Rites, and Thief of Time, all three of which were FABULOUS. I now feel a great desire more of Susan Sto Helit, and thoroughly understand why so many people seem to adore her. she's fantastic! not to mention, my mom picked one of them up because she was certain she would disapprove, started reading, and got hooked! AHAHAHA. she picked up Going Postal, which I'd just brought home and haven't read yet, and was all 'how come I have never heard of him? he's hilarious! how did you find out?' :DDDDDD yayyy! I don't know how long her interest will last - probably until she finds out there are witches - but until then, hooray!

+ hahaha, TV this week was fabulous. more on Merlin... sometime later.

+ NaNo! NANO NANO NANO. in short, NaNo. :D I'm reworking my nostalgia novel into a story about revolution and magic and oppression and lots of geekery on language and philosophy and mythology and idealogy and who knows what else. it will be fun!

+ speaking of which, music! I went through my music and wrote down the songs that fit the story. so here's a... for lack of a better word... fanmix for my novel. heh. no download, but they're all available on songza.com

musiccccc )

be_themoon: I want a better world. By me. (ST XI: Chekov: I can do zat!)
YOU GUYS. TIME FOR A POETRY FEST! I have poems to rec to you, and you should rec poetry too! LOTS AND LOTS OF POETRY. poetry in comments! poetry in your journals! doesn't matter which, just POETRY. YAY POETRY!

(sorry for the long post - lj cut was not being cooperative, AGAIN)

Portage by John Glenday
We carry the dead in our hands.
There is no other way.

"this dream the world is having about itself" by Carolyne Wright
We walked on
but where was our mother by then? Your lungs
were filling with summer storms, and my eyes
blurred before unrefracted glacial lakes.

1999 by Kevin Gonzalez
If there were an antonym for suicide
we could all choose when to be born.
I would have been born after that day
so I could not remember you.

one paragraph at a time, a poetry by Maya Stein
Whatever it was, you looked up, and the stars
looked close enough to touch.

The Towers of Time by G. K. Chesterton
And she grows young as the world grows old
A woman clothed with the sun returning
to clothe the sun when the sun is cold.

Theories of Time and Space by Natasha Tretheway
Everywhere you go will be somewhere
you've never been. Try this:

Civilization by Carl Phillips
How
eventually even hunger
can become a space
to live in.

Marina by T. S. Eliot
What seas what shores what granite islands towards my timbers
And woodthrush calling through the fog
My daughter.

death (having lost) by e. e. cummings
death (having lost) put on his universe
and yawned: it looks like rain
(they've played for timelessness
with chips of when)

elocation (or, exit us) by evie shockley
she's got great heart, but that gets her where? egypt's always on her right (it goes
where she goes), canaan's always just a-head,
and to her left, land of the bloodless dead.

Lines for Painting on Grains of Rice by Craig Arnold
Love is like velocity we feel the speeding up
and the slowing down otherwise not at all
the more steady the more it feels like going nowhere
my love I want to go nowhere with you

The Day the Saucers Came by Neil Gaiman
That day, the day the saucers came, by some coincidence,
Was the day that the graves gave up their dead
And the zombies pushed up through soft earth
or erupted, shambling and dull-eyed, unstoppable,
Came towards us, the living, and we screamed and ran,
But you did not notice this because

Postage Partum by Nik De Dominic
Around the 1193rd time, the
third year, I stopped crying.
Writing "Do not bend:
Photographs enclosed" is
redundant.

Conversation with Objects by Viola Lee
there are so many things here
that will be forgotten come winter
so many things that will be forgotten


be_themoon: I want a better world. By me. (Glee: ensemble: don't stop)
Yesterday night, I watched Masterpiece Mystery's 'Miss Marple: Murder is Easy' (which you can watch online here) with my mom. They've been doing a run of Agathie Christie pieces - there were some Poirot ones, then four Marple ones are due (this is the second). The first one was A Pocketful of Rye last week, which had Matthew McFaddyen in it, who did not look at all like himself as Darcy most of the film and thereby drove me crazy because 'THAT IS MCFADDYEN'S VOICE, OKAY? I KNOW IT. Part of the reason he was so great as Darcy was because he had that deep voice! I have watched P&P like, twenty times. IT IS HIM. I AM SURE OF IT.' Eventually I checked on IMDB and haha! I was right!

This week's Marple piece had two Doctor Who alumna - Midshipman Alonzo from 'Voyage of the Damned' played the Constable, who was adorable out of his depth only wait a minute, that's some clever questioning, kid. Ooooh. Nice one. Not quite so out of your depth after all, are you? And then Ursula from 'Love and Monsters,' who has such a distinctive voice that I recognized it despite having watched only the very last bit of her episode, played Honoria Waynflete, one of the most interesting characters in the thing.

Anyways. I would recommend them - you can watch them online at the places I linked to, and they're some nice, well-done pieces, though they do have a tendency to show the murders and bodies a bit close-up. Like I'm watching for the murders! I'm watching for the cleverness.

be_themoon: I want a better world. By me. (LotR: Eowyn: mourn for beauty)
Today in things Betsy accomplished writing-wise.

-continued writing Buffy/Narnia crossover. Jumped time. Ignored actual canon show timing (of course!).
-edited M.Pop/S.Pev kind-of fic written by me and Lass and Wyrm some and sent it back. perhaps something shall come of this?
-procrastinated a lot
-had this conversation come up while writing roadtrip!origfic.
Katie: I stole Anna's iPhone.
Lance: Katie- what? Why would you do that? You have your own cell!
Katie: Hers was prettier. Also, I was inebriated. It seemed like a clever idea.
Lance: (in his this makes no sense voice.) Well, that makes sense.
-cracked up a lot (both laughing-wise and mentally)
-wrote meta-type-stuff in my nostalgia!origfic. it is turning into a lot of me alternatively hashing out my issues with religion and my family and being really really nostalgic. So. Uh. Also, writing poetry.

In other news! Ever heard of erasures? Well, [livejournal.com profile] zempasuchil and [livejournal.com profile] lassiterfics erased each other's Merlin OT4 fics and the results are drop-dead beautiful.

Then Sing, by [livejournal.com profile] zempasuchil , an erasure of The Ink Still Drying
Writhe, by [livejournal.com profile] lassiterfics , an erasure of Rewriting the Old Language

Interesting to note that while Zempasuchil's remains fandom-relevant, Lass deliberately left out proper names, so it technically has no fandom, except it does. So, um. Read! Seriously! Gorgeous poetry.

be_themoon: I want a better world. By me. (Avatar: Kyoshi with fans)
Ugh.

You know what I'm trying to do right now? Not drown in life. Write something that isn't fanfiction or crack.

This is proving really really hard.

So! To alleviate my distress, I'm reccing Susan-fics.

Went Forth Unconquered, by [livejournal.com profile] gisho 
Susan Pevensie is, in no particular order, an orphan, an atheist, remarkably beautiful, firmly practical, and a Queen. Depending on how the accounting is done, she is either eighteen or fourty-three years old. She is virtuous and kind. She is neither a virgin nor a fool.

If I had to pick only one Susan fic to recommend to someone, this would be it. It's really, really freakishly beautiful. REAAAD.

When All Will Be Forgiven, by [livejournal.com profile] peskywhistpaw 
The first time it happens, it is an accident. After that day, the one she never talks about, she takes to walking alone for hours on end. No more parties, no more friends, no more lipstick or fancy clothes. All that remains, and all that life is for Susan Pevensie, is the sound of her own footsteps on the soft ground of the woods.

This one is lovely. I think it could do without the Suspian overtones, but I still enjoy it a lot.

Dreams Are Which I'm Dying Are The Best I've Ever Had, by [livejournal.com profile] ineptshieldmaid 
The dreams stop when they come home: for Susan, at least, the dreams stop.

This is short but ever so lovely and sad.

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