pirateygoodness: (castle: ladycop ponytail shirt unf.)
Heyyyy guys. So it's 2011, which is going to freak me out once I go back to work and the date is different, I'm sure, but for now it feels like it's a pretty rad year.

[livejournal.com profile] girlsgunsfic, aka The Gay Ladycops Ficathon Of My Heart, happened at the end of 2010, and it was pretty much everything I hoped it would be, plus a little bit extra. Almost everyone who signed up wrote a story, and they are awesome. Some of them are really really really awesome, because a lot of the people who signed up are super talented, and I really want to do a recs post, but it feels weirdly like picking favourites, so I will not.

HOWEVER, I will say that the masterlist for the ficathon (minus a two pinch-hits that have been assigned but not written) is here, and that it is relevant to many of your interests, flist.

I wrote something that ended up being this long, involved monster of a story, and I'm kind of really proud of what it turned into. And now I kind of not-so-secretly OTP Beckett and Olivia Dunham, IDK.

If You Can't Stand The Heat, Castle/Fringe, Kate Beckett/Olivia Dunham, NC-17.
It is a story in which the FBI comes in to investigate one of Beckett's cases, and then Agent Dunham investigates Beckett's case, if you guys know what I mean, and I'm pretty confident that you do. Spoilers through to the end of Castle S2, no real spoilers for Fringe.
pirateygoodness: (castle: a book? you shouldn't have.)
Some drive-by Yuletide recs before the archive crashes again author reveal:

The Shape of A Sooner State, Fringe, Olivia and Altlivia gen
This story is just the best. Probably my favourite Fringe fic of the bunch this year (that's a lie - my favourite is the next story in this entry), this is a gorgeous, perfect study in the contrast between the two Olivias and the two universes. The author does a fantastic job of looking at the subtlety, the way a lot of both sides is the same, and I love it.

The Art of Fugue, Fringe, Astrid gen
Gentle, sweet fic about how Astrid is quietly extraordinary. This hits something in my heart, in a really important way, and I think it touches on something that the show doesn't acknowledge about Astrid, but that fandom often does - Astrid is so human, so well-adjusted, compared to everyone else around her, and that's actually astounding. Run, don't walk to read this.

happiness hit her like a train on a track, Castle, Beckett/Alexis, PG-13
You guys, I don't know why this story is so good. It's Castle futurefic, and Alexis is a plucky Columbia law student and Beckett is a lesbian cougar and it just works. Surprisingly well. Like, I read this twice in a row and then sort of wanted to cuddle it, IDK.

The Beginning After The End, Castle, Beckett/Castle, PG-13.
I'll admit this right off the bat - I hate a lot of Beckett/Castle fic. I've got very particular ideas about the way their relationship should play out romantically, if it should play out at all, and a lot of stories don't work for me. This one, though, hits exactly the right notes. It's, uh, zombie apocalypse fic, and just the right balance of depressing and romantic.

In conclusion: fanfiction is pretty rad.

ALSO: FOUR DAYS UNTIL [livejournal.com profile] girlsgunsfic STORIES ARE DUE, I AM SIMULTANEOUSLY STOKED BEYOND BELIEF AND TERRIFIED THAT EVERY SINGLE PARTICIPANT IS GOING TO DEFAULT AT THE LAST SECOND. LADYCOPS!
pirateygoodness: (text: dancing or explosions)
Got my [livejournal.com profile] yuletide assignment. I've gotta say, I'm not so sure their new matching algorithm is working as advertised, but I'm pretty satisfied. I'm definitely writing out of my comfort zone, but it's something I think I can have a bit of fun with, and I'm curious to see what canon gives me so that I can start plotting something out.

I'm also ECSTATIC over people on my flist talking about [livejournal.com profile] girlsgunsfic. And about the story I'm going to write for it. And about how I get to rewatch hours and hours of TV with ladycops and call it research. And basically everything else about this fic exchange, it is going to be MAGNIFICENT I hope.


Also, Batwoman #0 came out today, and omg spoilers )

I am having a really odd experience with Batwoman in general, though. Because I'm not used to like, ~reading comics on a regular basis, so I don't know if I'm doing it "properly"? I also don't understand how there can be one character in multiple titles and like. . .people are expected to figure out how to keep track of that?

Part of my issue, I think, is that I care very deeply about Kate Kane and to an extent Renee Montoya but I HATE BATMAN MORE THAN ANYTHING IN THE UNIVERSE, and I will feel that way for ETERNITY BECAUSE HE IS AWFUL. So I want to avoid stuff I don't like, while getting as much of what I like as possible.
pirateygoodness: (gg: look at the time!)
HEY GUYS, if you were thinking of signing up for [livejournal.com profile] girlsgunsfic, TONIGHT IS YOUR VERY LAST CHANCE. Just, you know. Hypothetically. If you were interested.

ALSO AT SOME POINT WE NEED TO HAVE A STRONGLY-WORDED DISCUSSION ABOUT THE LIP SERVICE FINALE, FLIST. I HATE FRANKIE MORE THAN FIRE. MORE THAN CHUCK BASS AND SPIKE AND FIRE.
pirateygoodness: (festive: but baby it's cold outside)
I was trying to sign up for Yuletide, but the server is clearly overloaded, and it's eaten my signup twice, now. STILL, I'M TOTALLY DOING IT THIS YEAR. EVENTUALLY. It's odd, though - all of my regular shows (except for Gossip Girl) are eligible fandoms this year, so it's hardly going to be an exercise in stretching myself to write for small fandoms.

Then again, given how much free time I've got to write, that's probably a good thing.

OH ALSO, SPEAKING OF WINTER FIC CHALLENGES.



TELL YOUR FRIENDS. Signups are here, they're open until the 19th (this Friday), and it's going to be FUN. Multiple fandoms, but you only need to know two from the list. PLUS, LADY COPS. If any of you want banners to pimp the challenge in your journals, let me know. If any of you are considering signing up, also let me know.


Also, SPEAKING OF LADY COPS, Fringe is killing me with how amazing it is. I have so many feelings about Olivia Dunham and Other Olivia Dunham and how pretty they are and also ew, Peter and just. OMG. Anna Torv is destroying my heart with her acting skills and also her FACE and also the way she looks in leather jackets and button-down shirts. Next week is going to be amazing.


I'm also thinking of gauging my ears. Not, like, a lot - I just like the idea of very tiny 10g plugs, because I can't really wear a lot of my regular earrings (with skulls and electric guitars and stuff on them) to work, but I miss having some element of vaguely punk-rock aesthetic in my daily attire. But then I can't wear my current earrings without letting my ears stretch back. But 10g is very, very small (2.6mm vs the 1mm I'm already pierced at), so I don't know. Angst, etc.
pirateygoodness: (fringe: sexy imposter hair)
HEY EVERYONE. IF YOU LIKE LADY COPS AND WANT TO WRITE ABOUT THEM MAKING OUT WITH OTHER LADY COPS, YOU SHOULD SIGN UP FOR [livejournal.com profile] girlsgunsfic.

(No, seriously. It's a multi-fandom femslash holiday exchange featuring women in law enforcement, and I'm running it, and I think it'll be a lot of fun. Also, if nobody signs up I will cry.)


On a related note, does anyone know where I can get Lip Service gifs? I need to illustrate to my entire flist how amazing Sam is, and it is best explained with video rather than pictures.
pirateygoodness: (fringe: miss lady cop reporting for duty)
You guys, Fringe this week was like, so amazing that my pants can't even handle it. All of the Olivia Dunhams are 100% WELCOME TO BE MY GIRLFRIEND, okay? Also, they are getting better and better at the Altlivia wig, and also she is really good at shooting stuff, and also one tiny spoiler ) and I must say, I approve.

I wish I could be more articulate, but BASICALLY that show is the [livejournal.com profile] pirateygoodness Having Inappropriate Thoughts About Anna Torv Hour, and I hope it never ever changes. Possibly I will post more later, with visual aids.


ALSO, I know I have not yet flogged this to death on my LJ: [livejournal.com profile] girlsgunsfic is totally happening this winter. It's going to be rad. I am trying SO HARD to be inoffensive and not call it a Christmas ficathon, because not everyone likes that holiday, but SERIOUSLY: WHO DOESN'T WANT SEXY LADY COPS DOING IT FOR CHRISTMAS, OR WHATEVER WINTER CELEBRATION YOU PREFER. OR MAYBE YOU CELEBRATE YOUR HOLIDAYS IN ANOTHER SEASON ENTIRELY, BUT I BET YOU STILL LIKE LADY COPS.

I think I'm going to open signups tomorrow, and ALL OF YOU SHOULD SIGN UP. Please and thank you.


ALSO ALSO, [livejournal.com profile] thrace_ pointed me to the following Castle promo. I find it both relevant and exciting because Kate Beckett is wearing a button-down shirt AND a vest AND a blazer, which I can only assume is a shout-out to me personally. On account of how much I approve of that outfit, even if she does look a little ridiculous. THE VEST HAS LEATHER TRIM, YOU GUYS. WHAT EVEN.

cut! )

Profile

pirateygoodness: (Default)
pirateygoodness

January 2015

S M T W T F S
    123
4567 8910
11121314151617
1819 2021222324
25262728293031

Syndicate

RSS Atom

Most Popular Tags

Style Credit

Expand Cut Tags

No cut tags
Page generated Jul. 26th, 2017 04:32 pm
Powered by Dreamwidth Studios