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July 4th, 2015

Big Damn List o' Fic @ 03:17 pm

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Elspethdixon's Big Damn Fanfic List

Being an index to every piece of extant-on-the-web fic by Elspethdixon since her freshman year of college, including the clichéd badfic, the abandoned WiPs, the one that turned up on McTabby’s Summary Executions, and the one with the word “orbs” in it. From Harry Potter to Pirates of the Caribbean, and beyond. Hopefully, the quality improves as ones moves down the page.

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Forward-dated to go at the top of my journal. Warnings are present in the headers on all multichapter fics. Warnings for ficlets will be provided upon request. All multichapter fics contain some degree of hurt/comfort.
 

August 11th, 2014

Fan Who Enjoys Thing Informed They Are Wrong @ 01:43 pm


Sometimes I wonder why I stay in fandom when nearly everything I like and enjoy is something good fans are supposed to sneer at and hate.

Then I remind myself to read this article again.

Never has tumblr (or the past 5+ years of LJ/DW fandom) been so perfectly summed up in a hundred words.

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August 6th, 2014

I blame Victor Hugo @ 05:56 pm

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As if the Rocket/Groot feels of the movie weren’t enough ship feels for one fandom/segment-of-the-marvel-verse, I have now read Thanos Imperative.

People on my dash/flist who have been reading these comics all along, why didn’t you tell me there was an “If you will permit it”/”I’m glad you’re with me, Sam, here at the end of all things”/Bolivian Army Ending pairing I could have been shipping? (okay, with somebody who doesn’t show up in the movie, but still.)

"And then they died holding hands/fighting off enemies back-to-back" is my shipping kryptonite.

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July 22nd, 2014

(no subject) @ 11:33 am

Why is so much 00Q fic so bad? Half the ones I try to read are all mushy and sappy and cutesy. James Bond does not do sappy and cutesy. Especially not Craig!Bond. Connery!Bond did groan-worthy one-liners, but he didn't do cutesy. Roger Moore!Bond did flirtatious and suave, but not sappy and cutesy.

It's because half of 00Q fandom have never watched a Bond movie other than Skyfall, isn't it? (You can tell by how the "Alec Trevelyan/006" they keep sticking in fic bears zero resemblance to the guy Sean Bean played in Goldeneye, sometimes to the point of being named "Alex Trevelyan" instead)

Also, why does Felix Leiter never show up? I know I'm biased by virtue of being a book fan who ships Bond/Felix, but come on, guys, he was in two of the three Craig bond movies. Throw me a bone here and give him a cameo once in a while.

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July 17th, 2014

Dinosaurs! (with feathers!) @ 10:41 am

Saw the Walking with Dinosaurs arena show last night - it was awesome! There was a baby T-rex and a giant flying pterosaur they hung from the ceiling with wires (and feathers on the raptors ^_^)

(The fact that they now know birds evolved from dinosaurs is nicely convenient for this kind of thing, because instead of ending with "and then the evil comet from space killed them all forever!" and making small children in the audience cry, they can now say "but not all dinosaurs died out; some of them turned into birds!")

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July 15th, 2014

(no subject) @ 01:46 pm


Once every couple of months I'll get a crushing, so-bad-it-literally makes-you-throw-up headache, usually centered in my forehead and temples. I wish I knew what caused them, so I could figure out how to avoid them (it's not caffeine withdrawal, not caused by my glasses prescription, not a sinus headache... possibly they're migraines?)

I also wish they didn't inevitably start at work, where "not continuing to spend the next few hours staring at an LCD computer screen" is not an option.

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June 19th, 2014

(no subject) @ 06:36 pm

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young woman in a military flight suit posing with a live falcon perched on one wrist

My sister cosplays the lovechild of Carol Danvers and Sam Wilson.

(She's much prettier than me, btw. She's also 5'11", only a few inches shorter than Sam, so that bird really is about Redwing-sized.)

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June 2nd, 2014

(no subject) @ 12:38 pm

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I wore a long skirt to church yesterday morning, something I almost never do, and when I came back home the Stevelet was both confused and mildly distressed by it.

Want rub ankles. Where ankles?! Very fabric. Much confusing. Wow.

(Then, of course, being our little ADD cat, he immediately forgot all about it the second something else caught his attention and everything was fine)

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May 20th, 2014

Dear Musketeers fandom @ 02:05 pm


Technically, d'Artagnan's name starts with a lowercase letter.

There follows a long explanation of why this is so under the cut, but the important thing to take away here is that unless it's at the beginning of a sentence, it supposed to be spelled d'Artagnan, not D'Artagnan.

(I'm sure that if you scoured my old book-based fics, you'd find at least one place where I slipped up and capitalized it, because the first law of pointing out spelling mistakes is that you'll make the same mistake or a similar one yourself while you're in the process of pointing that other person's error out, but trust me on this, the "d" is lowercase)

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April 13th, 2014

March 24th, 2014

(no subject) @ 11:32 am

Spoilers for later Musketeers episode have me torn between "Ha, yes, confirmation that The Vicomte de Bragelonne/Man in the Iron Mask never happens in this universe! Suck it, depressing canon ending!" and fridge-horror internal cringing at the prospect that they might.

(But what if they did? What if they did and it was his own kid all those years later?*)



*The painful thing is that, much as I love him, I can see him knowing that and yet still coming up with the whole plan like a good evil Jesuit who thinks he's acting in France's best interests. Sorry, spawn 1 and spawn 2, but that's how tragic 19th century novel figures who become the thing they used to hate roll.

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March 22nd, 2014

Musketeers episode 4 @ 08:44 pm


Wherein we meet Aramis's ex-boyfriend.

Give up, ex-boyfriend. Aramis doesn't need you anymore. He's found new, better boyfriends who would never run off and desert him* (and the entire rest of the regiment).

Also, Constance deserves some kind of sainthood for putting up with these idiots, and the carved wooden ceiling in the room where de Tréville and the Cardinal were arguing about Savoy is probably the sexiest thing in the entire episode. Even sexier than angsty disheveled Aramis or last episode's injured, shirtless Porthos.



*Seanchai has pointed out that they're never gonna give him up or let him down, either.

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March 19th, 2014

(no subject) @ 09:17 pm

Apparently, the shocking character death on Teen Wolf did not involve Stiles dying tragically after making out with and declaring his eternal love for Derek Hale.

This saddens me, because that would have been the most epic one-two punch of brilliant, brilliant wank fodder imaginable. The fall-out from the actual episode won't be nearly as much fun to read about in f-fa threads.

Just imagine it - Stiles expiring super-dramatically in Derek's arms, immediately after their dramatic kiss, much like in the movie Camille. Stiles would cough blood on Derek's face (an aesthetically pleasing little splatter that highlighted Hoechlin's cheekbone) before suddenly slumping over dead in Derek's embrace, and Derek would fall to his knees, still holding Stiles's body, and yell "Nooooo!" The scene would be shot from overhead, and it would be raining.

Scott fans would have to decide whether they were pleased that Stiles was no longer around to steal Scott's screen time, or angry that Sterek was canon. Sterek fans would have to decide whether they were pleased that Sterek was canon, or angry that Stiles was dead. Fans would tweet O'Brien's mother offering sympathy. Very Angry Scott Fans would write long blog posts full of grudgewank which would then inexplicably be linked on metanews.

It could have been beautiful.

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March 11th, 2014

Musketeers episode 3 @ 11:43 am


Was a beautiful thing of shippy glory. Oh my God, Aramis, why don't you just stitch your initials into Porthos's shoulder and have done with it? (I'm not sure whether Aramis is reminding me more of Turk and JD from Scrubs, or Franken Stein from Soul Eater with the needlework thing, honestly)

Also, Capaldi's Cardinal is pretty close to my platonic ideal of Richelieu.

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February 25th, 2014

Okay, I'm sold @ 09:19 pm

Current Mood: squeeful

We are approximately 5 minutes in the Musketeers pilot. Porthos is currently dueling a guy with a fork (Porthos has a fork. The guy has a sword, and is, I presume, about to lose humiliatingly).

Prior to the fork duel, there was an extended "Athos gets ready in the morning" clothing porn scene.

I'm officially sold.

(Porthos has goofy waxed moustaches and is showboating allover the place <3 <3 <3 I haven't seen Aramis yet, but since he's played by Santiago Cabrera he ought to be almost as pretty as he's supposed to be.)

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