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Merry Christmas (or Happy Saturday) to all!

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When will it be Yuletide? Whhhhhheeeeeeeeen????
misachan: (on the other side)
Hi de ho!

Sorry for the radio silence! My life has been hectic and filled with the drama these past few months, but I'm going to make a point of being around more often. And I know I owe people things --- and I will deliver --- and I'm hoping to put the wheels back on my fic-writing wagon.

And on the subject of fic writing! [livejournal.com profile] isilrandir just finished Timothy Zahn's Thrawn trilogy, a true cause for celebration because it is inspiring her to write Thrawn/Pellaeon fic like this. And she's promising more. I am completely in favor of enabling her.:)

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There's still time to participate in the horror meme!





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A rec from it! [livejournal.com profile] fulselden posted this response to my Watchmen prompt and it is fantastic. Read it. Love it. And I've just realized I didn't actually comment on it, which I will rectify in just a second.

I'm in there filling a Supernatural prompt, because I forgot that I'm terrible at comment memes because I just utterly fail at brevity. My fill is currently three parts, will be four by tonight and will probably go at least six or seven before it's done. Of course the longest thing I've written in months comes from a comment meme prompt.:) (And speaking of, there may be fic tonight, from something I wrote in [livejournal.com profile] comment_fic last week. Which also went two parts. (Brevity. I fails it.:)

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In closing, I am going to the Rally to Restore Sanity! I specifically got a memory card for my camera today so I can take many, many pictures. Whoooo! Moderates unite and make your voices heard in a peaceful, respectful dialogue!
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Until I looked up the cast on IMDB I was sure that the bad guy in The Losers was being played by John Shea. Apparently he's actually Jason Patric, which is all well and good I suppose but how much cooler would it have been if the movie had actually been about Uhura recruiting a team led by The Comedian and Captain America to take down Lex Luthor? So much cooler.

Also, the first time I saw The Losers trailer I thought it was a trailer for the A-Team. I'm still not sure I'm wrong.

Changing subjects slightly, I intend to go into Kick Ass with the mindset that it's taking place in the Watchmen 'verse, where Adrian's plan steered the world away from nuclear war but didn't create a utopia. Now kids born long after the Keene act controversy are rediscovering the concept of superheroes and deciding that sounds like the thing to do. Nic Cage dressing alarmingly like Dan in the trailer is doing nothing to dissuade me from this delusion.:) (this partially stems from a RL conversation about what Rorschach would think about the kids in Kick Ass going around heroing. I think he'd be all for it as long as the kids were doing it For Justice and not celebrity. Especially since in the movie timeline he wasn't much older when he got his start --- he's twenty when they take that group picture, after all, and that wasn't his first day on the job. Heck, assuming that Kitty Genovese's murder is still his catalyst (and there's nothing in the movie to suggest otherwise) he could have started as young as fourteen.)
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Title: Bow Your Head
Fandoms: Watchmen
Rating: PG
Word Count: 416
Summary: Dan Dreiberg and Thanksgiving

(A/N: originally written for [livejournal.com profile] cereta's Grading Hell Theater, just slightly tweaked and cleaned up)

Thanksgiving was never an event for for Dan growing up )
misachan: (Aim to misbehave)
Have you ever read a crossover so right and so obvious that you wanted to hit yourself for not thinking of it? Check this out: Like Father by [livejournal.com profile] niennahfic. A very short (less than 300 words) gem of a The Dark Knight/Watchmen ficlet built around a brilliant idea: that the Joker's father just might have been a Comedian.

I've never had a more Well, obviously moment in my life.

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Part of the fun of writing journal entries for Rorschach is his ability to write completely crazy things with a straight face. (My favorite line of Reflection was having him describe Wonder Woman as "dressed like a whore on Flag Day.") In the fic I'm working on now he just wrote about how his morals are impeding his investigation and I had to break off writing because I started giggling (it'll make sense in context.:)

Of course, the other side of things is the constant questions: Am I using too many semi-colons? Should I be dropping this pronoun? How run-on should this sentance be? Why can't he write the way he speaks?!?! Find the balance is so nerve-wracking.

That said, I have my fingers crossed that I'll have this fic ready for beta by the end of the week. *crosses fingers harder*
misachan: (Scandal)
I don't know who the Watchman fanboy/girl who wrote tonight's episode is, but bless him/her for spoilers for tonight's Human Target )

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Secret Six spoilers )
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After my week's excursion into the WILDS OF TEXAS I am finally home and back to snuggling with Fluffy Cat. Arriving at the airport is lonely when you know there's no one coming to pick you up and you have to drive yourself home. For it being my first time driving back from LaGuardia by myself (in the dark!) I didn't do half bad, aside from getting so turned around in Manhattan that I wound up practically blundering into the Lincoln tunnel despite my Garmin trying its little electronic heart out to make me take the GW Bridge. I love a lot of things about NYC, but good God, do I hatehatehate driving there.

And the parking bill was so high. So high! I half-expected the attendant to leap out and sink fangs into my neck so they could bleed me dry properly.

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I miss Fiance.

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I have an outline worked out for my [livejournal.com profile] help_haiti fic, so that's step one taken care of. In addition, the L4D2 fic I've been working on is almost done, probably by tomorrow, and since the [livejournal.com profile] help_haiti fic is a Reflections fic I've been poking at the Huntress-based follow up I have in draft, since that would chronologically take place before this new one. Which means if all goes well I'm going to have three fics in beta very soon. Good God. I've had years that weren't that productive.
misachan: (9/Rose)
I'm watching an episode of Monk on demand right now, and this guy is the most jovial murderer I've ever seen.

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I confirmed the other day that my car CD player can play mp3 CDs, and let me tell you, it is glorious. My Zen is ancient and won't sync up with Vista (and I've lost the disc for it, anyway) so for the past few months I've been doing without. This is almost like having my Zen all over again. Nothing improves a dark commute like belting out "Holy Diver" at the top of your lungs. (Has anyone actually listened to the lyrics of that song? They're gloriously nonsensical. "Ride the tiger/You can see his stripes so you know he's clean/Oh don't you see what I meeeaaaaaaannnnnnn?" That is just wonderful nonsense.)

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From last week's [livejournal.com profile] fannish5:Five canon moments that turned a casual fandom into a hardcore fandom for you.

Heroes: Peter goes to rescue Claire in "Homecoming." I love comics, so obviously I was a fan of Heroes from the beginning but Peter going in to rescue Claire even though he had no powers, no plan and was very sure that is was going to get him killed won my love. I can never resist heroes who do the right thing because dammit, someone has to do it, especially when doing the right thing can cause the hero nothing but trouble. Claude going back to rescue Peter from Mohinder's apartment a few episodes later provoked the same reaction (Is it really any surprise I shipped them?)

Doctor Who: "Dalek." "I saw it happen. I made it happen." And then Rose saving him at the end, just by standing there and not letting him fall. Oh, Doctor. That episode ripped out my heart and danced a tango on it.

Sherlock Holmes: "The Norwich Builder" (Granada TV series) There's a scene in "The Norwich Builder" where Jeremy Brett's Holmes is examining a crime for clues and steps up on a narrow railing with such grace that I remarked that if D&D elves were real, that was how they would move. I don't know why it struck me so much, but it did; it helped that TNB is one of those few cases where Holmes is at a loss which makes his solving the crime all the more satisfying. And then the next episode was "The Blue Carbuncle," where Holmes looks at a hat for a few hours and deduces that a man's wife no longer loves him. I never had a chance.

Kushiel's Legacy: There's a scene in the first book where Phedre gets kidnapped and her sworn bodyguard is forced to creep underneath a bridge to be able to rescue her undetected. And he didn't even like her, but dammit, he'd sworn vows. I have a big weakness for Knight Templar types and Joscelin hits a lot of those buttons; that scene was when I finally forgave him for being Phedre's love interest and not the childhood friend I'd been shipping her with.:) And I was already enthralled with the book, but that was when it tipped over from, "Oh, this is cool!" to "Well, no going to class for me today."

Watchmen: The Handshake. Have I mentioned that I am helpless before unlikely yet passionate friendships? Or that Rorschach and Nite Owl remind me of a deeply crazy version of Wyatt and Doc from Tombstone?
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So I signed up to write Watchmen for [livejournal.com profile] apocabigbang. Because apparently I can't turn down an apoca fic challenge.

And I wasn't going to go for it, but then I saw that the word count was 10K and I thought, Saaaaaaayyy. I mean, the BtVS story I wrote for [livejournal.com profile] apocalyptothon was just about 8K by itself. And then the thought process continued, And the Zombie fic I've been playing with is just about 3K already, and it's nowhere near done, and....

Sigh. Now I have to buckle down and figure out if this gets the Bad ending or not.

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RIP, Captain Lou. Farewell to a true legend.
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rorschach
adj. unable to think about sex.
"That male is so rorschach!"

Taken from the randomly generated Infinite Teen Slang Dictionary.
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Icon love!

Sep. 24th, 2009 09:36 am
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01. If you'd like, comment to this entry saying 'ICONS!' and I will pick 6 of your icons.
02. Make an entry in your own journal and talk about the icons I picked!

Ganked from [livejournal.com profile] selenak, who asked about:

http://l-userpic.livejournal.com/93166936/1380759

The full quote: "Understanding is a three edged sword. Your side, their side, and the truth." Kosh is my favorite B5 character (not that I don't love Londo and G'Kar like everyone else.:) I have a weakness for mentor figures, especially flawed mentors dealing with Chosen Ones who just won't do what they're told, and Kosh hit all of those buttons perfectly. I love how his relationship with Sheridan builds over seasons two and three, culminating in that heartbreaking dream in "Interludes and Examinations." Inscrutable, seemingly all-powerful and all-knowing Kosh admitting to John, "I was afraid," absolutely kills me every time I see it. (icon made my [livejournal.com profile] curtana)

http://l-userpic.livejournal.com/91917409/1380759

Supernatural came up at --- I don't even remember, I think it might have been fandom_rant on Journalfen --- and one of the posters made the comment that the main bone of contention with a lot of fangirls seemed to be that Bela regularly outsmarted Sam and Dean.:) The whole conversation made me go, Man, I need a Bela icon because I loved that girl. Of course in a world like Supernatural there would be a market for talismans and such, and of course there would be people there to take advantage of it. I loved how she had no interest in the boys' ever-present drama and was all about saving her own skin. I completely believe that had she been a sexy but still amoral male thief she would have been embraced by fandom instead of written out after one season --- hell, she would have been the show's Gambit. And I love this icon of her; she looks glamorous and gorgeous and with just a little bit of a smirk. (icon by [livejournal.com profile] ladymason)

http://l-userpic.livejournal.com/91917467/1380759

Ah, Phantom of the Opera. POTO is one of my oldest fandoms; when I was ten I used to listen to the cast recording on cassette over and over, trying to will myself into the music. For all of the movie's flaws (Mild sunburn!) I adored how they staged "Point of No Return"; the chemistry between Erik and Christine in that scene practically ignites the film. Ah, doomed, impossible, dysfunctional love. This is the only icon on this list I actually made, and I'm really happy with the composition and especially the way the text looks.

http://l-userpic.livejournal.com/62875045/1380759

Look at how cute Ten is here! That kitten is totally staking her claim on him; I love his smile and the curve of his head. He just looks happy and relaxed and the whole effect is so sweet. This does double duty as my Ten icon and a KITTEN! icon.

http://l-userpic.livejournal.com/92734667/1380759

"...go out and round up everyone who knows more than they do." I'm a little bit in love with My Chemical Romance's version of "Desolation Row" from the Watchmen soundtrack, so I would have grabbed this even if I didn't like the composition as much as I do. I love how small Rorschach looks climbing up that building, about to unwittingly set off that horrible chain of events that lead to Antartcica, and the way the text seems to be pressing in on him. Oh, Rorschach. This also serves as my general music discussion icon. (icon by [livejournal.com profile] sarah531)

http://l-userpic.livejournal.com/92468679/1380759

That GQMF is Jarlaxle Baenre, my favorite Forgotten Realms character. This is taken from the mass market paperback cover of Servant of the Shard and is just such a striking picture of him. Jarlaxle leads an elite mercenary group, has a magic item for every occasion (hatband of holding. For real), has so much subtext with assassin and fellow badass Artemis Entreri that they got their own book series and is generally the smartest guy in the room. I use this for fantasy and RP discussions.
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As I've said, Supernatural is one of my watch on DVD shows so I wasn't able to join in the S5 premiere festivities this week. Instead I got busy on catching up on S4 fic and God, I love this one:

Starting From The End of Times by [livejournal.com profile] anniehow: After the events of "Lucifer Rising," Castiel is still missing. While Sam and Dean try to rescue Cas from his wrathful kin, Zachariah makes Sam an offer and Dean has had just about enough. Complete, five parts, almost but not quite there yet Dean/Castiel (a pairing I'm fond of when written carefully to avoid certain consent issues, which this fic is.) Dean's voice in this is fantastic; I could hear him say every single line of dialogue.

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Switching fandoms, [livejournal.com profile] etherati ripped my heart out and stomped on it again:

Mirrors to Windows: Turning mirrors to windows, we stop seeing ourselves and see other people instead. What if there's nothing there? AU where Dan was never real, Gen. Cold and absolutely heatbreaking.
misachan: (Comedian)
Title: Black Sheep
Fandoms: Supernatual/Watchmen
Characters: John Winchester, Eddie Blake. Gen
Rating: PG-13 (for language)
Word Count: 2038
Spoilers: set pre-series for Supernatural; stretches throughout the GN/movie for Watchmen
Summary: Family is always complicated. John Winchester's especially so.

(A/N: Extra special thanks to [livejournal.com profile] xwingace for a bang up beta job. )

John Winchester is the spitting image of his mother's brother --- although it's funny, whenever someone brings it up it never seems like a compliment. )
misachan: (starbuck)
I feel like I just got sideswiped by a bulldozer. Just dead tired for no reason, and I have a bunch of things I'm working on but can't get my thoughts to walk in a straight line. I finally saw Children of Earth last night, and I have all of these thinky thoughts about it but that's going to have to wait a day or two.

I want someone to write me Royal Pains fic where Boris calls Hank in the middle of the night because he had some kind of flare-up (his hand wouldn't grip, his legs go weak, it doesn't matter), and Hank hustles over there because he hears that "I've gone quite blind" fear in Boris' voice, but of course by the time he gets there Boris is better and hitting the rich-guy-supervillain-brandy a little hard to cover up that he'd been panicking just a few minutes before. And of course Hank insists on doing an examination because he's thorough like that, but Boris is a little tipsy and things start moving in a directions that bring up all kind of ethical problems for Hank. It would be marvelous and full of Boris' sexy accent.

If those two wind related I am going to be so, so upset, people. I can't even say. And I still have no Boris icon.

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I guess I should get back to editing the Supernatural/Watchmen crossover. (Yes, another Watchmen crossover. It's a sickness.)

ETA: Dear God, how did I send this fic out with so many problems? My beta must think I'm some kind of illiterate crazy person.
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Title: Smoke
Fandom: X-Men/Watchmen
Rating: R
Notes: [livejournal.com profile] marvel_kink prompt fic, originally posted here, cleaned up very slightly. (There was a typo that killed me.)
Prompt: Wolverine/Comedian. (Crossover) Eddie meets his match.

The kid smells of gun oil and tobacco and has a deep black pit where his soul should be. )
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I love the narration during the Shark Week shows. There's always at least one gem like, when describing a massive feeding frenzy, "This is the most dangerous time for divers." Oh really? Thank you, magical narrator! I was going to dive into the next whirling maelstrom of teeth I saw, but you've convinced me otherwise!

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We finally, finally got to see my Watchmen: Director's Cut yesterday! Some scattered reactions:Spoilers for Watchmen:DC )

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Staying home from work on a sick day isn't nearly as much fun when you're actually sick. Blarg.
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Yay! It's finally Watchmen Day! [livejournal.com profile] watchdom is throwing a party here and is currently making me writhe in envy by discussing the Director's Cut here. Also, this JPEG almost made me fall out of my chair and may be my new favorite thing of all time.

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I always have a weird emotional hangover after posting fic, where I just don't want to work on anything for a day or two. Fortunately there's the THE MARVEL KINK MEME to combat that!:) Submitting prompts has made me realize with just how hard I ship Osborn/Sentry (and Goblin/Void, and any of the possible combinations).

ETA: Oh God, someone requested Deadpool/Bea Arthur and Wade showed up to protest that he's not worthy.
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Just waiting to hear from my second beta and then my [livejournal.com profile] apocalyptothon fic will be all ready for posting. I am still shocked and amazed that it looks like I'm going to get this in on time.

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Now that my apocafic is finished I can start writing Watchmen again and man, did this fic get real dark, real fast. Oh, Dan. I think I'm going to go back and finish the fluffy Christmas fic before working on this one any more. (BTW, I love that Watchmen is one of the few fandoms where a story can contain violent interrogation and still wind up in the "fluff" category. The darkfic just has to work so much harder to compete with canon.:)

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I am so not looking forward to doing jury duty again Monday. If this drags on much longer I'm going to have to master parallel parking very quickly.
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This fic is brilliant: Marking Days, by [livejournal.com profile] etherati.

And it's so very simple: Rorschach thinks Dan is dead and slowly unravels. That's the plot, but it doesn't properly capture this story or its gorgeous language. This fic is painful in the best possible way.

The author has doubts about whether or not it's too much, but she's being modest. Every word of this rings true.

Go! Go read!
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So I realized today that if you flip the pronouns and change some of the gender identifying bits of "You Belong With Me" (like turning cheerleader into quarterback) the song becomes the Nice Guy anthem. And frankly, it isn't any less desperate or pitiful when it's a girl doing the passive-aggressive pining. Honey, stop being such a dishrag. Every time I hear you whine I wish Joan Jett would come out and kick sense into you with her steel-toed boots. (At least "I Hate Myself for Loving You" was aware the relationship was all frakked up.)

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I just found out that I have to take the bus home today, it looks like rain and I forgot my umbrella. To counteract that, I'm going to think about some of the things making me happy right this second:

1) The Watchmen DVD with its super fancy Director's Cut is scant weeks away! It will be mine, precious. (Even though Snyder has already leaked that the Cut will have the one thing from the GN I was glad was left out of the movie. Sigh.)

2) Day off Friday. Warrior needs sleep badly.

3) New SYTYCD tonight!

4) I bought a book on impulse that promised to link the biblical murder of Cain with the unsolved murder of Mitchell Siegel, the father of the man who created Superman. I don't know if it's a good book, but that's an great hook.

5) We were Big Damn Heroes last night. Not only did we clear our NPC friend of murder charges, but we foiled the bad guys' land grab scheme AND found out about a plot to overthrow the prince. Now of course next time we play it's all going to hit the fan as the new storyline kicks in, but last night we were made of awesome.

6) X-Factor #45 still happened.

7) Happy Birthday to me on Sunday! (Of course, I'm turning 30 and that's got me a tad freaked out, but this is the happy post!). If the Birthday Fic Fairy is reading this, I'd like some Rictor/Shatterstar or Scandal Savage/Renee Montoya fic. Ooh, or a Rorschach&Nite Owl casefile story.

8) I have an awesome fiance and a very fuzzy kitten (although if she would stop knocking over the lamp, that would be great.) And later I get puppysnuggles.

See? Pretty happy.

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