Yuletide Letter 2016!
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dizmo
Because hey, even if I don't use this journal for anything else over the course of the year, we'll always have this.

Dear Yuletide Author,Collapse )

This entry was originally posted at my Dreamwidth. Comment here or there, either's fine by me! :D

It's that time of year again...
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... so I'm actually making a post to say...

Dear Yuletide Author,Collapse )

This entry was originally posted at my Dreamwidth. Comment here or there, either's fine by me! :D

Time for my yearly actual use of this journal for POSTING...
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... which means it must be time for...

Dear Yuletide Author...Collapse )

This entry was originally posted at my Dreamwidth. Comment here or there, either's fine by me! :D

Because apparently my journal now only really sees activity once a year....
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Dear Yuletide Author!Collapse )

This entry was originally posted at my Dreamwidth. Comment here or there, either's fine by me! :D

LJ, seriously.
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dizmo
Anyway, LJ and crossposting are apparently not getting along right now, and as I really don't feel like re-coding things...

My end-of-year fic roundup is right over here at my DW. Along with another thanks to my Yuletide writers now that I actually know who they are. :D

If you feel the need to comment and want to do it over here instead of over there, though, that's perfectly fine.
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I must have been very very good this year.
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dizmo
Amazing Yuletide fic and then three Madness treats? Yes please.

Anyway, starting off with my main gift fic:

Solar System (Anthropomorphic)Collapse )

And then on to my three (yes, three!) Madness treats:

Three fics, in AO3 Tags/Fandom Meta, Solar System (Anthropomorphic), and Robin Hood (Disney 1973)Collapse )

This entry was originally posted at my Dreamwidth. Comment here or there, either's fine by me! :D

It's that time of year....
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Dear Yuletide Writer!

Yay, you want to write for me!Collapse )

This entry was originally posted at my Dreamwidth. Comment here or there, either's fine by me! :D

Not crossposting, for once.
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dizmo
This is officially my 1000th post on this particular LJ.

I would do something spectacular.

But I don't feel like it.

:D
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Stuff and nonsense.
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dizmo
First of all...


NerdTests.com says I'm a Cool Nerd Queen.  Click here to take the Nerd Test, get geeky images and jokes, and write on the nerd forum!


I am a bit shocked that there is any way shape or form that I could be considered 'cool', but I'll take it.

Anyway, as of late I've been sucked into the joy and amazing that is feelschat. ... Er, an AIM blast group of Clint/Coulson fans, and oh my God, talk about full of fun and bouncy and mutual fangirling and the occasional okay frequent sometimes large buckets of angst, and everything is beautiful and somehow sometimes everything hurts at the same time. But I'm rambling.

It's done wonders for my fic productivity, although I don't know if the couple little ficlets I did just to share with chat will ever reach wider distribution. That remains to be seen. First, I work on the thing I've been poking at for ages. One step at a time.

Last night, I spent a hefty chunk of time going through my really ancient LJ entries... like, from my very first journal and everything, and wow... 'Was I ever that young?' comes to mind. XD

In other news... Well, there really isn't much in the way of other news. BUT HELLO ANYONE WHO'S READING THIS, YOU ROCK. :D

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Yuletide roundup!
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dizmo
First of all... yaaay, happy new year!

Next... What a fun yuletide that was! Now that the dust has settled, and reveals have happened, it's time for a post!

First thing's first. Ridiculous amounts of thanks go to [archiveofourown.org profile] baniszew for Rest In Whirled Peace. Again. How can I reiterate how awesome it is to read about superheroic ice cream flavors? All of the awesome, and that's that! Cannot say how thrilled I was.

As far as my own output goes, I ended up writing four fics. My assignment, a pinch hit, and two small treats.

First up, my full lengths:

Appointments, written for [archiveofourown.org profile] ferdelance. Discworld. A morning in Vetinari's office. Footnotes a-plenty. Fun to write, most certainly. Even if I stressed out a couple times in the writing all Oh God why did I say I could write Vetinari what was I thinking?!

The Calm Before, written for [archiveofourown.org profile] brandnewsoul. Captain America: The First Avenger. It's an interlude between Steve and Peggy on the morning before that last raid on HYDRA hq. Sweet and bittersweet at the same time, and I'm glad I had a chance to write it.

And then, my madness treats, both quite short:

First Try, written for [archiveofourown.org profile] kissoffools. Captain America: The First Avenger. Steve's reaction to his first 4F. I just love capturing those missing moments we don't see in canon, and I'm pretty fond of this little ficlet.

Strong Suit, written for [archiveofourown.org profile] JaneTurenne. The Avengers (2012). Yes. It's a ficlet written from the POV of one of Agent Coulson's suits. Because this is how I roll. The end. :)

I swear, December 2011 was one of, if not the most productive month I've ever had as far as fic goes. Makes me feel a wee bit accomplished and I kind of hope I can keep up... well, if not writing so prolifically, at least writing regularly during '12. Well, time will tell!

This entry was originally posted at my Dreamwidth. Comment here or there, either's fine by me! :D

Yuletide and various sundry other things... AKA, gasp, Erin's posting something.
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Yeeeeah, I'm definitely going back to crossposting to my LJ from DW consistently... on those occasions I post, which is rare, but I'd like it to be less so. There's a new year's resolution for you. A good chunk of my LJ-flist is doing the same, for reasons that probably don't need rehashing.

Anyway, anyone who's made the DW jump, feel free to circle me up however you'd like. Same username from LJ.

Right! Anyway! As for content! First thing's first! Yuletide!

It's always fun when the fic you receive is in the canon you requested that really, nobody needs any crazy canon knowledge in order to appreciate.

That being said... A bajillion thanks to my author, who wrote me Rest In Whirled Peace. It's Ben & Jerry's anthropomorfic and they're ice cream superheroes. I mean, come on, how can you not want to read that?

After I finished reading that... a couple times... I proceeded to show just how obsessed I was and read absolutely every fic with one Agent Phil Coulson of SHIELD in the Yuletide archive. (And then I did it again the next day with Madness.) And believe me, they're all delightful, whether or not my favorite NINJA BAMF IN A SUIT is a main character or not, so please, by all means, read them and enjoy if you remotely care.

There are, of course, numerous other fics that bear reading, but I really really suck at rec lists, and most of them have been covered in other places if you're looking for recs, so far be it from me to tread on old ground.

And now, changing trajectory slightly...

Sheer morbid curiosity had me do something in a fit of temporary what-was-I-thinking-ness last night. And I happened to actually find something hiding in the mists of the internet that I thought didn't exist anymore. That being what I'm pretty sure is my oldest surviving piece of (published) fanfic. It's X-Files, it was written when I was nineteen or so... give or take a year (we're talking so old I found it on an angelfire archive). The prose is ever so slightly purple. (Ahah. Yeah. Ever so slightly.) And I kinda wanna facepalm at my younger self for the thing, if not so badly as some of the ridiculous Mary Sues I safely paper-journaled about a few years before that. And I have a conundrum. Should I post it to the AO3, with a roughly appropriate backdate? I mean, for the interests of completeness, and to see how far I've come... but, again, facepalm. But I wouldn't want to orphan it either.

Hm. Maybe with appropriate tags to let someone know what they'd be getting into.

I'll contemplate further!

And in a brief interlude covering RL... Still sadly jobless... although it being my first Christmas season out of retail since, like, '03 or so? Let's just say it was a bit surreal being home on Black Friday.

But Christmas was marvelous. Got a Kindle Fire from Andrew and it is a ridiculously fun gadget. I'll definitely be using it as a tablet more than an ereader, though. (I've got my nook for that... Had a Sony Reader, but I broke it, oops, thank God for squaretrade... But I got reimbursed and went for a new model. Thing is LOADED with fanfic now, I love it.) But man, Angry Birds is so much nicer on that screen than my phone's. >_> He also got the LotR extended edition on bluray for my whole family, to go with the huge TV we got earlier this month. :) In addition, as I commented on twitter on the day, I really appreciate socks and underwear as gifts so much more now than I did as a kid.

Also, the presents I gave were pretty much universally well-received, which always makes me extremely gratified. I love picking out the perfect present. Although the individual that expressed the most joy was, of course, my dog, who got a squeaky toy and went into transports of delight. Good times.

Anyway, wow, I think I've just said more than I've said in ages combined, so I'll leave it at that! TTFN!

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Writer's Block: Bah Humbug Day!
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Take a deep breath. Now rant about something.


.... Ha. Ahaha. Ha. Hahahaha. AHAHAHAHA.

Three words.

NEW. COMMENT. SYSTEM.

Although hey, at least my icons are still in fucking alphabetical order when I post new!

*HEADDESK*

Linking some fic, woo!
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Finished a WIP I've been working on for two freaking months on avengerkink. Cleaned it up and posted on the AO3. Realized I also never linked the other one I wrote for the same kink meme on my personal journal.

So here goes nothing.

Two fics, both Marvel movieverse, both Clint/Coulson. Very very different atmospheres, though. In finishing order, although the second I started well before the first...

A Very Coulson Christmas, PG-13. 2,366 words.
Coulson brings someone he's dating home for Christmas for the first time in years. Clint's looking forward to it.

Mirror, Mirror, NC-17. 21,593 words.
A certain god of mischief captures Coulson behind a mirror, and replaces him with a double. Phil gets to watch as his doppelganger subtly sabotages the Avengers... and becomes much more proactive in his love life than he'd ever dreamed of.

It's that time of year...
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Time for a...

Dear Yuletide Writer,

You're the only one who cares about this, so I cut.Collapse )

(no subject)
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So apparently they've posted the 'Final 10 Days!' signs at the Borders I work at.

On, of course, my day off.

Wow. Just...

I'm processing this. Not that I didn't know it was coming, for obvious reasons.

But still. Man.
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JESUS CHRIST IT'S A FIC MEME GET IN THE CAR.
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... I'm posting again? What madness is this?

Anyway, a fic porn fic meme that I much belatedly swiped from half my flist, copied directly from [Bad username: blindmadness"].

01 » Submit a pairing (or threesome, or solo person) and a prompt by replying to this post.

02 » Please use the following format: fandom, pairing, prompt.

03 » I'll then reply with five sentences of smut. As I'm pasting from Maj, she went on to say that the original meme allows gen prompts and the like. I'm returning that caveat because I'm a complete coward willing to branch out my porn-writing muscles as best I can, but it's really not my forte, and please don't be mad at me if I somehow cannot manage to porn up your prompt. I will try my best!

04 » If I can't do the prompt then I will beg for your forgiveness, and offer it up to others let you select another if you'd like. [Though if anyone on my flist sees one they'd like to do that I've passed up, seriously, go for it!] And I add the further caveat that I warn you now up-front that I have this annoying tendency to flake on fic-memes like you wouldn't believe, but I will do my best to at least muster up a ficlet for at least one of everyone's prompts.

That being said... multiple prompts encouraged! :D

This is where I am supposed to list my fandoms but oh GOD I have so many. Generally, if you know I'm into something, feel free to prompt from it, but I'll go ahead and shortlist DC comics, Harry Potter, BBC Sherlock, Doctor Who, Babylon 5, Les Mis, and... I dunno, anthropomorphic kitchen tools. :D

Possibly still alive. Shocking!
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dizmo
Hi LJ!

... I know, I know. 14 months. You've probably forgotten who I am.

But I'm alive! :D I've just been... tumblring more than anything, I guess.

Really, I'm mostly posting because peridium told me to and for some reason I listened.

I would go down a rundown of my life over the last fourteen months buuuut yeah.

I MANAGED TO GO TO SDCC THIS YEAR. IT WAS GREAT.

... And excellent timing because I'm having to jobsearch again on account of... ha, I work at Borders. *facepalm* But that weekend let me take my mind off of it!

... GIP. Just because it's funny.

My brain is a strange place.
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Times like this I totally wish I were a credible artist.

I just got the mental image of Batman surfing on Superman's back through the air.

And I cannot stop giggling.
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I did not know I could *write* anything that long!
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I amazingly and successfully finished my fic for au_bigbang. This actually makes me feel somewhat accomplished, because I've never written anything that long. XD It successfully upped my AO3 total wordcount by 63 percent. By itself. Dang.

That being said... if you wanna read it...

Title: Good Men
Fandom: DC movieverse
Pairing: Batman/Superman
Rating: NC-17
Summary: After the return of Superman, he and Gotham's new vigilante get to know one another. Written as if I lived in the moviefusion-verse and were writing superhero RPF. Because I so would.

Fic is right here!

And there's an epic fanmix for it by dwg over here!

This entry was originally posted at my Dreamwidth. Comment here or there, either's fine by me! :D

It's kind of an amazing thing when you find your Doctor.
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dizmo
Right. So Doctor Who.

I've always been fairly familiar with the mythology and basic story.

I've watched some of the Tom Baker serials with Andrew, bought him a scarf for his birthday. It was pretty epic.

I've recently decided to actually attempt to really get into it, thank goodness for streaming Netflix.

I steamed through Nine pretty quickly, and he was fantastic and all.

Ten, I find rather enjoyable, and am about halfway through his first season, and of course have every intention of catching up in time, although am not watching nearly as quickly.

But, y'know... new Doctor, I kinda wanted to get in on the ground floor and not continue to lag behind while the Whovians on my various lists get the joy...

So I've mainlined the first two Matt Smith episodes tonight along with tyriangalley, and having just finished...

And oh my God the immense squee that Eleven has engendered in me... I cannot even begin to describe it.

Just... Wow. I can't even begin to describe my... effervescent glee.

I... actually have a Doctor.

Wow.

:D

This entry was originally posted at my Dreamwidth. Comment here or there, either's fine by me! :D

Personal challenge to self. Anyone else can feel free to take it up.
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Right, so I've been thinking. Missed the first already, but hey, it's still ridiculously early in the month, so...

I'm hereby challenging myself to give comment-feedback to at least one fic on the AO3 every day this month. Because I'm really really bad at it and I know authors really really appreciate it.

And two today to make up for yesterday.

And with any luck, I won't end up flaking on this and I'll even continue it past this month, because, really, it means I get to read more fic! \o/

And yes, anyone else can feel free to join me in my self-challenge! It'll be awesome! :D

This entry was originally posted at my Dreamwidth. Comment here or there, either's fine by me! :D

What the heck, I should be in bed right now.
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Buuut... A Sailor Senshi Maker!.

I blame mithen and her amazing Sailor Bat. That's all I have to say.

Sailor Krypton!Collapse )

Okay, that's that. Going to bed. Really. Honestly.

Night!

Tag Wrangling 101! Lesson 1!
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Right! So! I am, well, as most people who follow my journals in any capacity probably know, a tag wrangler for Archive of Our Own. What with Yuletide driving us crazy (in a good way, honest! ;)) lately, we've been getting a bit more publicity. (Which is kind of awesome! Because lord knows we need more wranglers! XD) However, as much description as has been given as to what exactly it is that we wranglers get up to, nothing quite manages to sum it up as well as seeing the interface and the steps and the stuff that we do!

So... I've decided to make a few posts showing off! And I've just finished the first one!

I will be calling them... Wrangling 101.

If you have no desire to see the inner workings of the Wrangulator, please, feel free to skip this post. If you're on dial-up, and this will kill your connection... definitely feel free to skip this post because...

Rather Long and Extremely Image Heavy Description of Some AO3 Tag Wrangling Behind the Cut!Collapse )

.... And that is my first little mini-demonstration of tag wrangling. It gives you a general idea of the interface and some of the tools that we have at our disposal (TICKY BOXES! SPREADSHEETS! :D :D :D), and I'd be more than happy to answer any questions about anything I have up. (I'm fairly sure some other wranglers would be more than willing to chime in as well.)

If everyone likes this one enough, I'll probably have more similar lessons for such things as wrangling stuff inside a fandom. Characters, pairings, etc., etc. But really? That's more than enough for now. Hope you found it interesting! :D

This entry was originally posted at my Dreamwidth. Comment here or there, either's fine by me! :D

Yuletide reveal! Yaaaaay!
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dizmo
Okay. First thing's first.

MANY. MANY. MAAAAAAANY thanks to amatara for the fabulous Bearing Witness which OMG YOU SHOULD HAVE READ ALREADY WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU IF YOU HAVEN'T.

Um. Yes, anyway. Yes! Thank you! You wrote a brilliant fic, thank you thank you thank you.



Now... for the two I wrote.

First for my original assignment: For andraste, I wrote A Letter, Delivered by a Raven, to a Small Cottage in the Elven Village of Ivyleaf, Home of an Apprentice Baker. Probably the longest title I've ever used for a fanfic ever. XD It's Order of the Stick fic! Which... well, if you're not familiar with that particular webcomic, go and avail yourself of it, because it's awesome. If you are, it's a letter written by V. Which... led to some interesting moments when I was like... must be more unnecessarily wordy! Chop chop! :) It was very fun to write and the prompt was kind of great.

Second, for the pinch hit I managed to nab and... well, I got a rather enthusiastic reaction.

For [personal profile] melannen, one of the seven fics she got for the same prompt, aaaah!, Packet Switching. Anthropomorfic. Fandom/LJ, Fandom/DW. Awesome prompt, spawned lots of awesome fic, and I have to say I'm actually kind of ridiculously fond of mine, so... yay! :D


That was so fun. Is it next yuletide yet? :b

Crossposted to my DW, comment here or there. Least I could do in the spirit of my anthropomorfic. XD

Absolute ecstatic rambling.
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Don't want to further strain the AO3 servers at the moment by posting a comment, although I will later...

Yuletide author? How is it you know me better than I know myself? Because... oh my GOD, I literally had to remind myself to breathe after I finished reading my story. It was just... wonderful and sweet and misty-eye-making and... awesome, and the complete epitome of everything I asked for in that prompt.

I'm STILL grinning, in fact.

That being said...

Anyone with even a passing knowledge of Babylon 5? Go now and read Bearing Witness.

It's Vir... oh, it's everything that makes Vir Vir. And it's... the Londo and G'Kar dynamic that... Man, if I didn't know better, I'd honestly think JMS wrote this fic himself.

*HAPPY FLAIL*

Okay, that's all. Seriously.

THANK YOU AGAIN, AUTHOR. YOU'LL PROBABLY GET EVEN MORE SQUEE ONCE I COMMENT TO THE STORY.

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