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Which I am pretty much across the board as I changed my tumblr ([tumblr.com profile] nemonclature ), added an AO3 pseud and my twitter was already [twitter.com profile] nemonclature . It's just LJ that I left because I never use it any more.

Midnight Judges by lettered. Okay so as the AN says, at times it's transparently fix it, But towards the end, when everything comes together and people start doing some seriously badass POLITICS and TALKING also there is a LAWYER... FFF I can't tell you how much I love save the world through TALKING plots. Plus it made me start to like Kirk again.

This is exactly what the doctor ordered. (I just wish there was more Sulu)

Teen Wolf 3x01

SPOILER-IFICATE )
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I don't really get the point of omega verse AUs. )


Shake it Out by Elandria Lore (Teen Wolf: Lydia)
I would like for this to happen. That's another thing about HBIC Lydia, it just skips over the bit where she has to deal with al the fucked up shit S2 put her through and actually, I quite like trauma fics.

Moves by [livejournal.com profile] sisabet (Teen Wolf: Stiles)
Aw Stiles

[tumblr.com profile] askmisspotts - So I went and asked a whole bunch of 'Dear Miss Potts...' questions. Because all questions should be asked politely, guys. (Mwahaha and someone seems to have copied my format. I shall spread stealth politeness through the entire interwebs. Mwahahaaaaa!)

Thor: The Dark World trailer
Basically just waiting for the Loki bit at the end. AH HIS HAIR. IT WAS DOWN, AND HE WAS WEARING A SHIRT AND HE LOOKS SO ADORABLE OMFG. And like, there are other people in this movie. OH OH ONE OF WHOM IS DARCY. FUCK YEAH. WHO APPEARED MORE THAN ONCE IN THE TRAILER, DAMN RIGHT SHE DID.

Teardrops by [livejournal.com profile] almostgaby (Inception: Mal/ensemble)
Why couldn't we have had this movie? The movie about Mal, who drew them in, who was the centre of all their worlds, who brought them all together then lost herself. (Feathers on my Breath by [livejournal.com profile] ifeelbetter is a wonderful, atmospheric fic written for the vid.)

BRB. CRYING NOW.

Defiance pilot

Spoilers under the cut )

So, my overall opinion, it looks good, but lacks substance. I'm willing to hold out, because early eps are often so, so shit. And pilots are always about the big battle bullshit. Honestly though, I love scifi, and I'm willing to forgive a lot provided I'm given aliens and/or spaceships.
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Sparked by: This tumblr post and this fandomwanderers post, quoted below.

"A fandom in hiatus is extremely focused on little details they might have overlooked in the broad sweep of transmission, and eventually, left to their own devices for long enough, they may even become fixated on tiny fragments of fanon with no basis in their favourite obsession whatsoever. This leads, usually, to chaos, and occasional confusion when, for example, the meanest character’s teddy bear is nowhere to be seen when the series returns."


Like Lydia becoming HBIC in Teen Wolf fanfic during the inter-season hiatus. I love hyper-competent Lydia, but realistically, it should really be Boyd in that position. Lydia has proven her intelligence, but that alone isn't a marker of ability to lead. She's manipulative, insecure, secretive and in a very non-trusting place right now. (Okay that describes Derek, but no one is calling him a good Alpha either.) Plus she's canonically immune to the bite.

Boyd's a calm, intelligent, focused kinda guy, and he's already part of the wolf pack, so within the whole, 'circle of trust'. We know you can have multiple Alphas in a pack thanks to the Alpha pack, and that you can have Betas in charge of a pack thanks to Scott's pack, so it's not like alternate hierarchy systems are unheard of. So Boyd as the intelligent Beta/eventual Alpha, (all he'd have to do is kill an Alpha pack memember and since he was cornered by them at the end of S2, it's not all that unrealistic. He kills one, Erica conveniently dies to allow for the actress' no-show in S3. Alternatively, the gang breaks him out and he kills someone either during the escape or at any point during the ensuing war), contrasting with Derek as the reppository of wolf knowledge/idk, emotional centre Alpha. (TBH, Derek is the worst Alpha in all of forever, but I always thought he suited being Beta far better than anything else and his behaviour as Alpha has only proved that.)

Boyd chose to be a wolf. He chose. He wasn't forced into it like Scott, he wasn't creepily seduced into it like Erica, he didn't grasp at it as a means of power, like Isaac and Jackson. At no point is his choice presented as a bid for greater strength. (Note he's a strongly built kinda guy already, and canon hasn't given him a fucked up family life I don't think.) As far as I recall the one thing he wanted was to stop being a loner? (Was this canon or my fanon/ I'm a bit blurry). Which, okay, that could point to familial isolation. But surely someone who chose pack over power, community over isolation (cough Scott cough) is going to be a great contender for a good Alpha?

Okay, he did run away, that's true. But that can be fanwanked away - his decision making processes weren't recovered after all that torture, or Erica wanted to run and he genuinely loved her, or, hell, he made a mistake. People make mistakes, Derek's made plenty, Scott too, and Lydia.

I'm not going to lie, part of me thinks it's the black guy syndrome at play. (Does that have a better name? come on, it's the internet, someone must have coined it.) He's black and so fandom's collective eyes pass over him without stopping and instead alight on some white dude(tte). And like I said, I love Lydia, I love that fanon Lydia gets to be sharp and clever and strong and doesn't have to hide her light because fuck that shit, people can deal with her on her own terms. It's an empowering narrative and as a woman I love it, but as a PoC, I'm less enthralled.
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Fandoms I will read absolutely everything I can get my hands on. NO MATTER HOW AWFUL.

THE DON'T JUDGE ME ONE: Blade Trinity Drake/King
THE SHINY NEW ONE: Teen Wolf Isaac/Scott
THE LONG FICS ONLY ONE: BSG Season 4 AU
THE REALLY FUCKED UP ONE: Avengers Loki/Clint
THE LONG-STANDING ONE: HP Snape mentors Harry Potter
THE WAIT NO, THIS IS THE FUCKED UP ONE: HP Harry/Voldemort
THE NO-SURPRISE ONE: SGU Young/Rush
THE RANDOM SINGLE CHARACTER ONE: BtVS anything with Oz
THE ONLY PERSON TO WRITE IT WAS ME ONE: 30 Days of Night Eben/Stranger
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OMG Did China Mieville swallow a fucking dictionary as a child? I mean, I am loving it, but still.  (The City and The City, full review to come once I'm finished.) 



I go round thinking Teen Wolf is this nice but silly wolf show and then it cracks out something utterly, vicious and gruesome and I'm SCARRED I TELL YOU. SCARRED.

Season 2 Spoilers )

I love shippy, romantic stories with creepy stalkers, dubious consent, fucked up powerplays, and Stockholm syndrome-y screwedupness. I really do. I know they're wrong and IRL not at all sexy or good or in any way approximating positive, but in fic or films or tv? LOVE 'EM.

But I can't get into the whole Paranormal Romance, Alpha male, Edward Cullen style creeper craze. I just can't.

I think I've worked out why.

... (Teen Wolf S2 spoilers under the cut) )
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Pushing Tin, Bourne Legacy, Batman, Spiderman )



More thoughts about Natasha - )



Prometheus pre-quel. This is hilarious guys, you have no idea.

Teen Wolf/P&P fusion vid trailer. LOL FOREVERER. On a related note, is Sterek just a tease? I've read the meta, but I'm not convinced. Trusting a show to make a slash ship reality just seems so very impossible.

Also also, I'm only half way through S2 so DON'T SPOIL ME.



Legend of Korra (spoilers) )



Completely random webcomic rec -- This is utterly gorgeous. A very nifty idea. It's a short comic about an illustrator and his attempts to escape his editor. It uses folds and light and angles to create a 3D effect with just paper and pencil. Quite short. Worth a look.
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I've defaulted on a whole bunch of fests. I'm trying to write original fic but nothing is working.

I'm here. but I'm not really here, here. If you get me. I mean, I have some fics that will get posted soonish. But I think signing up for things involving deadlines was not the best idea.

Anyway, I did go to the Expo on Sat, which was AWESOME. I have to bring a camera next time. Some of the costumes were A-MAY-ZING. There was an unfortunate lack of Star Trek people though. I noticed a couple of Next Gen-ers, but no TOS, not even STXI. Despite that I was pretty happy with my Uhura get-up. I got a positive response from a few people. I now need to decide what to go as for the LFCC. COSPLAY. IT IS CONTAGIOUS AND ADDICTIVE.

I didn't really take the time to browse the Dealer room, (it was SO PACKED. My God I did not expect that many people) and like I said, I should have brought a camera so I could perve on praise other people's epic costumes. (There was a fem-Loki and fem-Thor. The fem-Loki was UTTER WIN.)

Other than my eyes dropping out my head at all the wonderful cosplayers, I mostly I focused on going to the panels.

Sarah Shahi (Kate Reed on Fairly Legal) was tiny and gorgeous pretty hilarious. Shamelessly promoting for Fairly Legal, and fairly successful considering I want to give it another go now.

Tyler Hoechlin and Holland Roden (Derek and Lydia on Teen Wolf) were sweet. I'm now more interested in Lydia's story after all Holland's teasing (she'd been sworn to secrecy but apparently Lydia gets a fair amount of attention around mid-season.) They didn't really tell us that much else, though apparently Dylan is not the prankster on set, he's more the prank-ee, which is lols.

Raphael Sbarge (Jiminy Cricket/Archie on OUaT) was UTTERLY ADORABLE. HE KEPT SAYING GEE WHIZ. Not even in a semi-ironic way. He just said it. IT WAS A THING HE SAID. I mean, he was basically Archie IRL. It was the cutest.

The last panel we saw was the guy who plays Nick in Grimm. [livejournal.com profile] jolinarjackson watches the show and was reccing it to us. (Excepting the German language fail). He seemed personable enough, a little bit too 'cool', but funny despite that.

I haven't seen one-person panels before, I should think that's a tough thing to pull off. The audiences weren't as receptive as they could have been, I think Shahi had the toughest, the other three were in the main stage and seemed to have more watchers of the shows. I think a lot of the people watching Shahi were fans of Life or the L-word, and one guy kept asking her about Alias.

Utterly randomly, on my way home I walked straight past James Purefoy in Paddington station. Just as sexy, if not more, IRL than on tv. I am impress.

K has now massively got into Magic: The Gathering (he stayed for the entire weekend in London, and apparently, when they weren't at the con, they were playing cards. Food? Pff, who needs food?) It is highly addictive and absurdly geeky. I'm not really a fan of the capitalist, materialistic-trap. BUY THESE CARDS. NOW BUY THESE CARDS. ALSO THESE THINGS. ALSO. AND MORE.

But the game itself is plenty fun. even if he keeps killing me. Now I want to see if I can find some Oxford LARPers or table-top-ers (is that a phrase?). Because I'm cool. Did you miss that?



In other news, I finally got round to watching the TVD finale, so there's that.

Thoughts and some S4 spoilers, nothing really major )
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I'm home for another two days, it's great to see everyone, and I'm loving being cut off from anything work related and unable to do anything but chill. It's good being in the family rythym and getting early nights, my body's thanking me, the persistent headache from the past week has all gone. The weather is cold and grey and blustery, but I'm enjoying it since I can leave it all behind. I've restocked on earl grey and cocoa (cannot find any cocoa in Barcelona, it's weird). Have also filled my suitcase with clothes, gonna have a heck of a time transporting all my stuff to the new place. I have decided I am going to be a shinier and more fashionable person from now on, no more ratty old boring clothes, I will be SMART, CHIC and ELEGANT. Or at the very least I will wear less grey. I even have make up, of both the made and up variety. This is a milestone for me, I am being initiated into the mystic feminine arts of putting paint on one's face.

A bought us all presents, which was adorable of him since we don't actually celebrate Christmas. Admittedly they were all presents that he'd like to get - films and music, but it's the thought that counts. My present to myself was a netbook, with stellar timing since my laptop gave up the ghost on the first day back. I'm still getting used to the tiny thing, it is SHINY and TINY and other -iny words.

That's about it for the RL catch up, have a whole fuckton of saved up snippets. I'm blaming tumblr for the brevity, it's paring down my attention span. Any more of this and I'll end up on Twitter. THE STUPIDEST SOCIAL PLATFORM EVER TO STUPID.



All the things )
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Nemo checks out her flist
Nemo sees veni_vidi_vids has updated
Nemo clicks
Page loads
Nemo reads the first rec: Every so often I feel I need more creepy grimdark in my life, so I re-watch obsessive24/Nicky's Climbing Up the Walls. And I forget that Zac Efron played flashback Simon in Firefly and there's a whole other level of intertextuality and creepiness...
NEMO'S BRAIN MELTS DOWN.



OH MY FUCK. HOW DID I MISS THAT? ZAC FUCKING EFRON. GAH YUCK WHY NO OMG.

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More TW blather, in no particular order... )

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Yanked from thefourthvine's yuletide request )

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"Dorothy Jane fell out of a plane" or, am I a hypocrite? )
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I had been writing while on the metro in to work. Epic teen wolf boyangst, almost missed my stop a few times. But my bicing card has come through now, and unfortunately writing and cycling don't go well together. (Unless you mean writing + cycling = DEAD.)

So. I might still take the metro for the longer journeys, which means two days out of four will be 'teen wolf writing' journeys and the other two... 'try not to get run over while cycling' journeys.

Funteims.

I'm not sure whether I should finish the AU at the end of ep 1 or continue. If I let it, I can see it's going to take over my every waking moment and I'd like to have enough drive to write other things in the fandom. I've been trawling [livejournal.com profile] comment_fic for prompts which is always fun.

kink, POC, and gender thoughts (still about TW) )

misc

Nov. 15th, 2011 12:12 am
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"It could just as easily have been you." (Teen Wolf)

According to a recap I read, the Alpha says this to Stiles. Which made me want an AU. Instead of doing the sensible thing and finding a kink_meme on which to prompt it. I STARTED WRITING IT. So first I got hold of the show and now I'm watching and writing. I quite enpoy doing it parallel like that with these kind of AUs -- staying very close to canon until divergence is necessary. But if I really stay close to canon, as in, scene by scene, it's gonna take bloody forever to write. So I'm going to have to diverge sooner rather than later. I have some ideas plotwise, but since I haven't actually watched any further than I've written (Which would be halfway into ep one... >_<) I don't really know if it's going to make sense within canon parameters. IDK, I could go entirely off track, but that means more work, and GDI I HAVE OTHER STUFF TO WRITE. Where did this even come from? I wasn't going to watch this damn show.



There should be more threesomes on TV (How I Met Your Mother). This clip ends too early, they cut the bit where they then all fall onto the sofa together. (NB: This is from the blooper reel, don't get those hopes up.)



A sexual minority speaks out and Response. -- It's not subtle, the response even less so. But it's funny and painful all the same.



Spanish TV part 2 )



Anyone interested in joining a con-crit comm? )

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TGW catchup eps 4 & 5 )

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I have one hundred billionty things to do, I NEED TO STOP READING AVENGERS AND TEEN WOLF FIC. PLEASE. STOP ME NOW. )

Been listening to this on loop for the past week.



IT'S ALL ABOUT KATERINA/KATHERINE. IT'S TOO LATE, SHE'S NOT THERE, KATHERINE IS ALL THAT'S LEFT. KATERINA KILLED HERSELF AND IT'S ALL VERY TWISTY (AND HOT). OH TVD. I RLY NEED TO CATCH UP.

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