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Posts Tagged: 'fandom:+buffy'

Sep. 9th, 2012

Rant on my least-liked fandom opinion

A Note: I know that not everyone hates Joss, I just had an epiphany, and needed to get this out. Comments are most definitely welcome, because I know I'm not the best at stating my opinion, and I know others can and will state it better, but I will cut comments if I feel they are being abusive/missing the point.

I've seen rants about Joss Whedon and feminism before. Specifically how some think he's not as feminist as fans seem to think he is. )

Nov. 28th, 2011

Happiness Is:

* Never dipping below your minimum word-count all month, especially on a NaNoWriMo month, and finishing your story well ahead of schedule.  (currently over 53k and counting.  Almost done now, folks.  Still have a bunch of chapters to post here)

* Introducing a friend to a TV show you adore, and finding her enjoying it too. (Started watching Buffy with a friend from episode one.  We just finished Season two this past weekend.  Unfortunately we have to take a break to deal with the Holidays and then we'll be watching Glee, but I can't wait to see her reaction when it comes to Season 3...so much to see still! If you're curious, we've been liveblogging it and the other shows we're watching here)

* Having made it through a year alone and still being here successfully, even if life is not perfect. (Still need a job, but I have enough money to make it through the next few months.  Any help on the job front would be much appreciated)

* A new movie I am very much looking forward to in the theatres.  (Why can't it be December 16 already????)

* A family that's here for me, including a mother-in-law despite him.

* An amazing group of friends, particularly three in specific, who have kept me sane this year, and without whom I doubt I would have made it through this year. <3

Aug. 2nd, 2011

AO3--again

This time, I bring a handy-dandy reference to some (though by no means all) of the collections on AO3 that people might find helpful.

When I started playing with the collections there, I found it very confusing to figure out.  It was hard to find Collections appropriate for the fic I had.  Then, once I had, it was hard to figure out how to get my fic submitted to a collection.

This reference is two-fold.  A simple how-to guide for posting to a collection, and a list of some of the collections that can be found there.  This list is by no means complete.  Many fests post there, and I did not include most of them (mostly because they tend to be closed to posting by anyone but the moderator of the collection), but if you have a fic you know belongs in one of those, you'll need to contact the moderator to get your fic added. 

One of the collections here is moderated as well so you'll have to wait to see your fic show up, but you should at least be able to post to them there.  The links in the references below go to the collection so you can check it out, see what's already there, and read the specific rules for each collection.

Directory )

How to post to a collection )

Dec. 6th, 2010

Photospam: Mah Bichez

I've got a group of characters whom I adore that all fit into a certain mold but which still have a great deal of variation in between, and since female characters never get enough love, I felt the need to share them today, because seeing a photo of one of them just made me grin, almost manically.

I call them "mah bichez" affectionately, of course.  Every single one of them has a dark edge to them, and most are the "bad guys" in their universe, or at least one.

Bad Girls behind the cut )

Of course, those are just the ones who came to mind today, and definitely the ones at the top of my list.  Who would you add?

Oct. 3rd, 2010

Fandom 30 Day Meme part 3

3 – For each of the fandoms from day two, what were your favorite characters to write?

Elfquest: Well, I did mostly OC's, but the ones I tended to pull from the main group were Winnowill, Cutter, and Scouter, if I recall... (did I mention I had a thing for evil characters? ;) )

Voyager: Janeway, and to a lesser extent, Chakotay and B'Elanna. I think Tom was all Foodie, really...

LotR: The fic I found myself writing focused on Frodo. Never finished it, though.

Harry Potter: Say it with me folks... Draco. Yeah...anyone who got that wrong needs to start at the beginning of my journal and work their way forwards. ;) Also Harry comes to me a lot, and Severus, Remus, Blaise, and Regulus. And sometimes George. Oh, and Lucius, and sometimes Kingsley. And I'm probably forgetting a half-dozen more, too.

Buffy: Haven't written a whole lot, but...Willow. :)

Firefly: Again, I think I've written maybe three drabbles? Plus, the group's so small, it's hard to have favorites. But I suppose if I chose, it would be Inara, Kaylee, Mal or Zoe.

Youkko Nitta: Magira. Again, I haven't quite written enough to be sure, but I do love he and Carlos... :DD

Merlin: Despite RPing Merlin to [info]kabal42's Arthur, I have to say that my first answer here is Morgana. Then Arthur, I think, and then Merlin. I suppose I'll find out more in November, huh? ;D

Oct. 2nd, 2010

Fandom 30 Day Meme part 2

2 – Name the fandoms you've written in, and how much you've written in that fandom, and if you still write in it.

Hm...

My first fanfic I can remember writing (I might have written Star Trek or Star Wars stuff before it, but I don't remember anything specific) was in Elfquest. Chock full of OCs that broke pretty much every rule there is for Mary Sues. Thank god none of it ever made it online.

Then in college, I did a piece on the Dollenganger Saga by VC Andrews, but just one poem, and not so much fanfic.

As I said yesterday, my first published piece was with [info]foodie in Voyager fandom.

We moved on to LotR, but I don't think I ever finished the fanfic I was writing, though she posted several about the Hobbits that I helped with.

And then I moved into HP, and never looked back. I couldn't even begin to tell you how many stories I've written in HP any longer. I've been writing HP stories for about 7 years now, if I'm counting right. HP is also my first slash fandom.

Since writing in HP, I've done a few drabbles in older fandoms--Buffy and Firefly, a bit more in Trek and Elfquest.

And then Someone introduced me to Youkko Nitta... I haven't written enough there, but I do love playing with those two characters...I need to write more. :D

And of course, Merlin, my newest love, which will be the subject of my NaNoWriMo this year. :D I've done maybe a dozen or so drabbles, and a couple of fics in the fandom, but I promise there will be more.

And I think that's the lot...though I'd probably be terrified by what I could unearth on my hard drive...

Dec. 4th, 2009

Fannish 5!

I haven't done this in ages, but I can't resist. :D

If you could resurrect/bring back five characters, who would they be?

Spoilers for DH, also Buffy, Firefly, Babylon 5, and DS9 )

Nov. 13th, 2009

Memetime!

Instructions:

Leave me a comment saying "Resistance is Futile."

• I'll respond by asking you five questions so I can satisfy my curiosity

• Update your journal with the answers to the questions

• Include this explanation in the post and offer to ask other people questions

My answers to Kabal's questions )

:D

Sep. 10th, 2008

Long overdue Meme answers

From this post way back when.

Harry Potter )

Other fannish )

Smut-related )

Other )

Jul. 14th, 2008

Drabble for Allifer's birthday: Visitors - Harry/Draco, PG, xover with Buffy if you squint

140 words


Visitors )

Jun. 28th, 2008

Drabbles!

Three drabbles here to share, and also the solutions to the remanining three Wordles.

Wordle graphics and solutions behind the cut )

And now to the drabbles:

For [info]wolfish_cat a drabble based on Please Not a Ferret
150 Words

Fresh New Hell )


For [info]kaykayen – drabble based on Snapshots
174 Words

Catching the Snitch )

And for [info]iulia_linnea – Spike/Dru/Willow/Angel drabble
200 words

Playing With Puppy )

Trivia time!

And no Googling!

So, who out there can name me the song that Spike is listening to at the end of "Lover's Walk" (the scene in the car with him driving out of town--or into, if I'm remembering wrong), and more importantly, who sings that version?

ETA: Answer - My Way with Gary Oldman singing as Sid Vicious.

Video behind the cut )


I might be willing to offer a drabble.  Even a Buffy drabble if really bunnied.

Two other drabbles forthcoming.

Jun. 24th, 2008

Icons

I've been uploading icons lately.  Feeling the need for more Buffy icons.  Anyone have any favorite iconners for that show (or Angel)?  I specifically like Willow, Oz, Dru, Spike, and Tara.  And I prefer stuff with text and pictures.  Would be greatful for help.  *looks out at everyone with puppy-dog eyes*

Jan. 25th, 2008

That Icon Meme again

Did this in October, but I added a bunch

Make a list of all the characters in your icons. (Although you may have more than one icon of a single character, they only go on the list once.) Alphabetize it. Take the first two people on the list; that's your first pairing. Second two people; second pairing. Etc. Then write your reaction to each pairing (or a snippet of a hypothetical fic featuring each pairing).

Decided to go with snippets this time. And I didn't include real people in this list. Just the people I use in RP as the charcter I use them for.

micro-ficlets behind the cut, with lots of HP, a bit of QAF, Firefly, Stargate, Beatles, and many others included, some mention of character death )

Jan. 12th, 2008

Old fandom meme, revived

Need to do this again.  New journal, things have shifted a bit, so time to re-list my fandoms:

Fandom rambling behind the cut because Elf doesn't know when to shut up )

Have I gone on long enough? :P

Oct. 16th, 2007

[No Subject]

gacked from [info]ceria's LJ:

Make a list of all the characters in your icons. (Although you may have more than one icon of a single character, they only go on the list once.) Alphabetize it. Take the first two people on the list; that's your first pairing. Second two people; second pairing. Etc. Then write your reaction to each pairing (or a snippet of a hypothetical fic featuring each pairing).


My list )

Aug. 24th, 2007

Today's Fannish 5

I haven't been interested in these in ages, but I quite like this one:

What are your five favorite canonical friendships?

Harry Potter
  • Sirius, Remus and James.  I'd add Peter, but JK totally screwed him over to make sure that no one would ever like him.
  • Severus and Lily.  Aaaaaw...  :D
  • Harry and Neville, though more movie-canon than book-canon.  I love that Neville actually gets to help him and talk to him in the movies.
  • Severus and Lucius, even though it's never explicitly stated.
  • Albus and Gellert.  A fascinating idea.  I can't wait to see what the fans do with it. :D
Star Trek
  • Geordi and Data.  Not just symbiotic because Geordi was an engineer, but also honestly good friends.  I always loved their jaunts on the holodeck.
  • Ben and Dax.  I have a huge soft spot for Dax, and I always loved this.  How it grew from a male/male friendship to a male/female friendship with only one hint of romance the entire time Jadzia was host.
  • Tom and Harry.  These two were so fun together...  Little kids on a big ship. :D
  • Kathryn and Tuvok.  Everyone needs a Vulcan friend.  To tell them when they're being an idiot
  • Kirk and Spock.  Oh, all right, yes.  It's one of the things I hope this new version gets right.  They were each others' support, and I want them to show it, damn it!
Others
  • Sam and Al, Quantum Leap.  They were really so great together...
  • Knight and Schanke, Forever Knight.  Ditto.  I can't express the number of times Schanke's stupid antics and Nick's reaction made me grin.  And yet, they were still always there for each other.
  • Buffy and Willow, Buffy the Vampire Slayer.  Only the best of friends can get away with calling each other such horrid things and smile about it while they're doing it.  "Quitter."  "Whiner."  "Bailer."  "Harpy."  "Witch."  "Bad seed..." 
  • Cutter and Skywise, Elfquest.  God, I can't believe this wasn't at the top of my list.  These two are so perfect together.  Cutter the brawn and Skywise the brain.  They compliment each other so well...
  • Brian and Michael, Queer as Folk.  I know some prefer the romance between them, but if it had ever happened?  It would have destroyed everything between them.  They were never meant to be anything more than friends.  Though they were excellent at that.  They understood each other almost better than anyone else.  And put up with each other more than most of the others in their lives did.

May. 23rd, 2007

Personal Canon Answers

From here. (feel free to request others)

Faith, Arthur, Percy, Charlie, Narcissa, Blaise, Bellatrix, Kahvi, and Draco )

Mar. 16th, 2007

Today's <lj comm

HP Friday Five )

fannish Five )

Feb. 23rd, 2007

Today's <lj comm

Fannish 5 )

HP Friday Five )