in_the_blue: (bamf & pirate kitty)
If you're looking for an anything Marvel-based exchange, nominations are now open for this year's edition of [community profile] marvelismarvel.

We have a long nomination period so everyone has time to consider both Marvel Is Marvel and Yuletide. We had a great time with this exchange last year, and are looking forward to more beautiful fanfic and fanart.
in_the_blue: (kara waving goodbye)
Guys, I'm not very fandomy any more so everyone's probably already seen this, but...

BSG cast reunion
in_the_blue: (don't even get me started on...)
In the grand scheme of things, I won't be xposting to LiveJournal any more.

If you're reading me on LJ, this is me waving you over to my account on Dreamwidth. My DW posting default is access list only, so let me know if you'd like me to add you.

Cheers. And to the fabulous anon who bought me my permanent LJ account years ago, I still thank you from the bottom of my little fangirl heart.
in_the_blue: (dandy+qt)
Sometimes, I miss the days of fandom.
in_the_blue: (what do you see in the sky?)
Imzy invites - I have some if you're interested. Leave your email in comments (they're screened).
in_the_blue: (bamf & pirate kitty)
For the [community profile] marvelismarvel exchange, I didn't actually sign up to receive even though I was co-moderator. I like to think of myself as the silent partner in that one. That didn't stop me from writing, though.

I wrote some genfic, post-first Avengers movie. The recipient requested a Bruce Banner-centric story with Tony Stark and science. I did what I could... hope you enjoy it.

Less Dangerous than a Tesseract, Better for Humanity in General (1622 words) by r_lee
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Marvel Cinematic Universe, The Avengers (Marvel Movies)
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Bruce Banner, Tony Stark
Additional Tags: Shawarma
Summary: Bruce and Tony bond over Dr. Banner's latest scientific work. Also, shawarma.
in_the_blue: (bamf & pirate kitty)
We're still looking for one more pinch hitter for the Marvel is Marvel exchange.

requests for this pinch hit: )
If you're interested, you can claim this pinch hit right here.

Sup?

Apr. 7th, 2016 06:33 pm
in_the_blue: (dandy+qt)
Because enough shit happens in life and even more is slated to happen...

So yesterday I was looking at my DW icons thinking it might be time to retire a bunch of my Battlestar Galactica icons to make room for other things. That gave me a fleeting moment of sadness. BSG will always be close to my heart, but the fandom of my heart is still Cowboy Bebop. Then I started thinking about how defining myself in the space of 100 icons can be a pretty accurate reflection on the fandoms I like currently and the ones that interest me most.

Update the icons: yes or no? Do I really need more Dragon Age icons (what a silly question, who doesn't). Also I know I talked about it a little on twitter, but boy, Heroes of Dragon Age is such a beautiful game. The player part of me knows it was hard enough to narrow down a party to five members in each of the games, but now I can have up to 550 party members to choose from, across all the games. I know I've been playing too much when I start saying things to myself like "hey, that Enraged Spirit is pretty kickass!" or "I'm gonna max-power my Level III ogre."

That was a digression. It does make me want to get off my butt and finish my Mage playthrough of Inquisition.

Also: still tapping my fingers waiting for news on the Final Fantasy VII remake. I know, how old-school of me. By the time it comes out, I'll probably have lost interest. Sorry, Vincent. You are still the Crown Prince of Emo.

I guess that's about it! I'm still thinking about fandoms. I'm not really in any any more, at least not in a visible sort of way. What are all of you doing/watching/reading/RPing in your spare time?
in_the_blue: (things are as bad as we feared)
Signups are now open for MARVEL IS MARVEL right here on AO3.

If, you know, you want to do a Marvel exchange. Fanfic or art.

(Regarding the icon: I have 2 Marvel icons. They're both Nightcrawler, and they're both from Uncanny X-Men #153, Kitty's Fairy Tale... which just happens to be one of the nominated fandoms. What goes around comes around.

This is the other one:)

in_the_blue: chibi!nightcrawler (bamf!)
My friend [personal profile] scribblemyname's all Marvel fandoms exchange, [community profile] marvelismarvel, is now open for nominations.

Schedule
FAQ
Tag Set
AO3 Comm

Fair disclosure: I'm helping out on the AO3 side of things.

Come join us!

Remember?

Jan. 29th, 2016 04:08 pm
in_the_blue: (desperately seeking)
I guess I'm almost as guilty as the next guy when it comes to my posting habits here. I see people come and go from DW and LJ all the time, circle around, come back, leave again. It's not the community it used to be.

But... do you remember when it was the thing we all did all the time? We checked our friends list constantly, and knew what people were up to, how they were feeling, what was thrilling (or terrifying) them emotionally, physically, psychically? For me, LJ was like being at boarding school: I had this set of people I ran into over and over again, all day and night long.

Some of that had to do with roleplay, but a lot of it didn't. I had/have friends from roleplay games, from the Sugar Quill, from AO3, from I Need My Fics, from the long-gone 100 Word Stories, from real life. Some of the people I know are ones I met by recommendation from other LJ users in that old "rec me a friend" business. I remember the care and thought I took before I posted anything, including an answer to anyone else. Sure, I got into scuffles with people over interpretation, but that's life. That's what happens.

I'm not using this post as a plea for people to go back to the way things were. I think that time has come and gone. It's just that there aren't very many good substitutes for the way things used to be in online journaling. Some days that makes me sad; other days I don't really care. As we've gotten older together, I suspect most of us need this kind of thing less and less. I've tried to keep going in my corner of the blog-verse. Since I don't RP at any games any more and am only marginally involved in fandom-related things, I suspect most people are less interested in what I have to say. That's fine, although I like to think that some relationships forged because of fandom were meant to transcend that. I mean, all of you, I care about what you do and what you're watching and reading and liking, even if I don't immediately jump to write fanfic about it or roleplay in that universe.

Guess I just wanted to say I still read and I still care, and I'm allowed a little nostalgia over how close we all either were or felt like we were back in the day. Tumblr isn't the same for me (I stopped using it a while ago and got rid of all my ancillary accounts) and while WordPress is okay I started that primarily as a place to talk about writing-related things. I like to think even if people aren't commenting a few are at least still reading.

I'm not a great Twitter user, mostly because that's also a writing-related account. I think from time to time of making a private account there, locking it down just to friends, so I have a place to cut loose and let all my random thoughts fly. I've actually been pondering that for a while. If you see me add you from another account, that's what's going on.

I'm a little sorry about the lack of fandom stuff. In the past year I've written exactly four fanfics: Power for a Price (Dragon Age: Inquisition - Cullen learns to tolerate Morrigan), Everyday Magic (Howl's Moving Castle bookverse - Howl takes Sophie back to his family in Wales), The Monster (Divergent series - a Caleb Prior character study), and Boom Boom Boom (Battlestar Galactica - Boomer + Chief + the Groundhog Day trope reinterpreted). I've watched a lot more stuff: Vikings, Sons of Anarchy, OITNB (although I still have 4 episodes to go in Season 3, halted because... that's a whole other blog post), Downton Abbey, Elementary. I started House of Cards but didn't get very far. I watched The Man in the High Castle, which was pretty good. But I haven't wanted to write fanfic about any of that, or about any of the movies I've seen (latest one: Star Wars TFA). It doesn't mean I'm not interested in talking about it, though.

OK, I've rambled on long enough. I'll leave this with the message I really wanted to post, though.

I LOVE YOU GUYS.

That is all.
in_the_blue: (ultimate writer's block)
Luckily for me, I was nearly completely unspoiled for the movie, which is a big deal.

I liked it. I don't have any real deep thoughts about it, other than it really retained the look and feel of A New Hope. Also, the cast was very pretty, weren't they?
in_the_blue: (foam surfing)
I got to have coffee with [livejournal.com profile] livii today.

One thing about the San Francisco Bay area is that places look so close on the map, and it takes forever to get from one end of things to another, so I ended up getting to her side of the bay a little on the late side. But we still had plenty of time to chat, and it was lovely.

Bowie

Jan. 12th, 2016 09:16 pm
in_the_blue: (cerrada)
My thoughts on David Bowie and why he mattered/matters to me here.

Um...

Jan. 2nd, 2016 01:03 pm
in_the_blue: (seeker pentaghast)
I wrote a non-Yuletide fic too, for a prompt from this year's I Need My Fics.

Power for a Price (6407 words) by r_lee
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Dragon Age: Inquisition
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Morrigan & Cullen Rutherford
Characters: Morrigan (Dragon Age), Cullen Rutherford, Female Lavellan, Dorian Pavus, Varric Tethras, Josephine Montilyet, Leliana (Dragon Age)
Additional Tags: Orlesians, Skyhold
Summary: Getting along with Morrigan was never going to be easy. But it was a better option than dealing with the Orlesians any day... or night.
in_the_blue: (howl heart in hand)
For the first time since I've participated, I only wrote one Yuletide story this year.

Everyday Magic (2678 words) by r_lee
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Howl Series - Diana Wynne Jones
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Howl Pendragon, Sophie Hatter, Megan Parry
Additional Tags: Cymru am byth!
Summary: Ingary wasn't the only land where magic was commonplace. That was something Sophie was just beginning to learn.

My recipient seemed to like it, which makes me all kinds of happy. I had a great prompt that included this snippet: Howl is from Wales, which I continually adore. I'd love to see him before he met Sophie, or with his family, or with Sophie (and/or his family) sometime after the first book. Sophie changes pretty dramatically between HMC and HoMW (she's much older, calmer, self-assured), and I'd love to see some of how she gets that way. That was a great inspiration and so much fun to explore.

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