Fic recs

Jul. 2nd, 2016 01:52 am
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I had a conversation at VidUKon, not about vids (appalling, I know) but about fic. Specifically where to find the good stuff - who is reccing nowadays and where. While I do seem to get a lot of my fics from searching AO3 and sorting by bookmarks, I do still visit a few reccing journals and comms. I put a list together to share my pain love, and I thought it might be useful to you guys as well, so, without further ado...

Nemo's reclist of reccers.

The rec center (reccing newletter that has fic/art/vids/meta etc. Basically a mailing list and I do feel like I'm reaching back through time to fannish origins when reading this. It's great.)

Reccing comms:
[community profile] kink_finders
[community profile] fancake
[community profile] bestthingever
[ profile] epic_recs 
[ profile] het_reccers 
[community profile] gensplosion
[ profile] recs 
[ profile] recsrainbow 

Other people's reccing journals:
[community profile] ladybusiness (tag: recommendations:+fanwork) (also featured guest reccers)
[personal profile] kaytaylorrea (tag: fic+rec+monday)
[personal profile] kiki_eng
[personal profile] unfitforsociety 

If anyone has any more to add, please comment! (My only requirement is that they still update. Sporadically is fine, but no dead journals.)

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  • So my twitter account seems to have been hacked, since I was suddenly following 1000 or so accounts.I painstakingly unfollowed, only to watch random people get followed before my eyes, without me doing anything. IDK how or why such a pointless hack exists, but whatever. My twitter account is now deactivated. I never used it anyway.
  • Love this: Sam Storyteller's Rewriting Firefly
  • Shutdown LK Hamilton - She's trolling us isn't she? It's like that Joaquin Phoenix/Casey Afleck stunt. It's going to turn out to be an elaborate performance piece. Deliberately destroying her writing. Picking up the pieces that are the most awful, rewriting them in particular. Cutting out anything good, writing more of the worst. She's actually honed it. It was a process. There was dross in amongst the good, then more dross and the good dropped to mediocre. And then it was awful amongst the bad and now it's ALL AWFUL. I think. I think I'm in awe. I think she might just be the Antichrist. Wow.
  • Undoing Maleficent - So wait, giving depth and complexity to female characters is 'undoing' them? You'd rather have them remain beautiful cyphers? Their two dimensionality lending them... what? Better fap value? Because messy real people with ups and downs and good and bad don't fantasise so well? Ok, that's inflammatory of me, STILL THOUGH. I call bullshit. (Also, what trend? Wicked and this? Two movies? Srsly?) It's all well and good to call for 'new characters' but if the execs are going to greenlight new characs it's gonna be 'white male antiheroes' a la every single show on tv right now. Not 'complex female villains without an existing fanbase'. If we want interesting female characs on our screens, then we have to look for already famous ones, no one will take the risk on new ones because the entire industry is loaded against us. So, you know. Fuck off Mr internet writer guy.
  • So I have Good Wife thoughts, looking back at the characters and how they've grown and looking at the different friendships, and looking at what chances they've missed along the way and which they've leapt on, and putting things in perspective and so on and so forth. but right now whenever I think about the show, it's either CAPSLOCK SCREAMING. or it's me curled up in the foetal position crying. SO. MAYBE LATER. WHEN I HAVE PUT MY HEART BACK TOGETHER.

Thief Gold

thoughts on finishing the game. )
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VIDUKON! I sort of wasn't sure about going this year, but then I looked at the con webpage and was like. OMG. YES. THIS OLD THING AGAIN. SIGN ME UP. So, I did.

ANYWAY. I totally want to do a panel or something again. The brainstorming post will go up soon, which is good, since I have nooo idea what I might do as I'm still in the awkward watcher-not-creator place. But whatever, IDK. Thoughts. Blah. Vids.


Much as I hate google's relentless drive to unite us all under google+ I have to say, having my youtube history saved has been really useful.

For the second time* this month I've been able to place an elusive song, the lyrics and singer of which I had completely forgotten. (The first was to try and find The Heavy to rec them to someone.) All I remembered was the useless, instrumental/vocal section, and typing "oh ohohh ohh" into google doesn't do all that much. Anyway, the song I was looking for was So Cold by Ben Cocks and I knew I'd first heard it on a youtube Potter vid. It's a good thing I try and centralise my fandom browsing under my fandom email though. The accidentally- signed-in-as-someone-else thing can be a pain. Especially because, and to go back to my previous, unite us all under google+ hate - I don't want my fannish browsing to come up under the farm's work email. It's not even my personal work email. It's the email for the entire business. It's so fucking annoying.

Anyway, I figured. I know I've probably recced most of these already. But there's never a wrong time to rec more Harry Potter vids.

So cold by Julia36229 - Despite this being the reason I started searching, it's actually not a favourite. it's got the classic youtube effects make over - blown out sound and contrast.

Harry Potter Feat. Glitch Mob by Grable424 - This one's just a really fun action-er


Breaking Point by niicoleelee - The name says it all. This just makes me want to cry.


What would happen if all vampires from all canons got together in - let's face it - New Orleans.  )
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Ramadan's started, so I've been staying up 'till Suhur instead of going to sleep and waking up again, and in order to stay up, I have been watching a loooot of tv.

IDK if I already posted this : Orphan Black reviews. by 12_12_12 - Awesome because [personal profile] 12_12_12 IS ALWAYS AWESOME, but also relevant to the post I made a while back about Loki and parentage issues AND my issues with OUaT and parentage, because Orphan Black is a show that manages to do parentage issues pretty well. (apart from the [spoiler] )
Pitch Perfect. )

I have singing classes on Tues at the local school, and when I'm waiting before class I do a bit of link finding for metanews. Only the school internet firewall blocks certain sites. You know, those awful porny, bad for kids sites... like livejournal ("blog/social interaction") or AO3 ("offensive and tasteless"), but apparently that tumblr that's full of dick pics is ok.

Fashion dance vid thing. It's awesome, just click.

Just read a fic where Stiles doesn't know how to make a cup of tea. The fuck? It's not fucking rocket science. How the fuck do you lose a teabag in a mug?

Trance really annoyed me )

Stoker - Pretty much as I expected. Gorgeous visually and very fucked up.

spoilers )

13 going on 30

Nice enough. Some moments of embarrassment squick that meant I had to fast forward. Ruffalo is one of those guys who looks better as he gets older I think.

Beautiful Creatures

It has the guy from Stoker in. Took me a while to place him. Plus all the British actors playing all the accent acrobatics. IDEK what that movie was. It was strangely enjoyable whilst watching, and at the same time utterly awful.

The Heat )

I skipped through The Internship for the Stiles scenes. )

Austenland - GIVE IT TO ME
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Belated TV thoughts:

House of Lies: Seth Cohen, DILDO KING. Why isn't Adam Brody in ever single series ever? Where is the Stiles/Seth fic, people?

The meta I was asking for on X-men is here at racialicious. There's been a bit more in canon since I mentioned it, or possibly earlier without me realising, with Remender chipping in again. (I was gonna use a more angry phrase than 'chipping in', but whatever, his words speak for themselves really).

Sarah Vaughn is just taking the mick.

I was a manic Pixie Dream Girl.... So I googled that Cillian Murphy/Lucy Liu movie and thanks to this article I was able to identify MPDG! I never really knew what they where before.

Teen Wolf, also known as the show with all the badtouching

There are words, but I do not have them. (Hipster!Les Amis kink meme fill)

Superman vs Avengers - Avengers doing clean up, is it fanon? Because it's pretty fucking established and for Steve's and Tony's characterisation, it makes a lot of sense (in completely different ways, yes - I can easily see Steve with a broom and Tony writing off a cheque). But Superman just, um jets off into the desert somewhere? And destroys the tracking drones that come after? Clearly not helping them because if he were they wouldn't need to track him. Also if he were how could he be Clark Kent, reporter, full time if he was helping out? By which I mean to say, Superman is a total dick.

This fic actually made me cry. I WAS CRYING. JUST GIVE THEM ALL HUGS.I did spend over half the story assuming the narrator was female though. I think I had Lois Lane in my head despite it being Marvel not DC, and yeah, there's no gendered pronoun until about half way I believe, or if there was I missed it.

Question: Parodies are fair use (in the US?) right? So does that cover porn versions of famous shows/movies, since they're called 'parodies' when they're not really parodying as such, just, turning it into porn. And you know, a lot of fanfic isn't parody, but is porn. So if they try and outlaw fic, are they gonna outlaw porn also? Because, haha, that would affect their beloved 18-24 male demog.

I want to preface this with a) I have a lot of Harry Potter feels all the time, because it was my first and you never forget your first and b) I routinely do the thing where I imagine vids as crossover fusions for Harry Potter.*

So this vid for Common Law. ALREADY crazy adorable. but now I'm imagining it as Draco/Dean future AU where they're both Aurors. AND FIRST THEY'RE LIKE D: BUT THEN THEY'RE LIKE :D

*I was going to say I do crossover fusions for other fandoms, but no, I've realised it's always Harry Potter. Minor characters, OCCs, whatever, Potterverse in some form or another. I swear, it never leaves you. (There was this one L word vid where Jenny was female Snape, or his sister, or something, IDK it was a bit fucked up. And Charmax' Marvellous Party is all about that Belle Epoque for the Death Eaters before the first war.

Best birthday song EVAR.
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Which I am pretty much across the board as I changed my tumblr ([ profile] nemonclature ), added an AO3 pseud and my twitter was already [ 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

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trail of trailers )

And a vid to tail this all off with:

Broken Crown vid by almostgaby: OMFG. WHY ARE YOU MAKING ME CRY? I don't usually go for Thor/Loki, but provided I can see it as familial/gen. Then I am THERE. (On that note, where the fuck is the 'Somebody that I used to know' Thor/Loki vid? BECAUSE EVERYTHING ABOUT THAT SONG IS THEM.)
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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 [ profile] sisabet (Teen Wolf: Stiles)
Aw Stiles

[ 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

Teardrops by [ 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 [ profile] ifeelbetter is a wonderful, atmospheric fic written for the vid.)


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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I find the line between meta and literary criticism quite tough. I think maybe I tend to include all media (film/tv) criticism because, well, the majority of it is fandom. If you get media/tv crit online, chances are it comes from a fanblog. Because mainstream critics have this snobbish attitude towards caring too much about 'just tv'. You review it and that's that. But books you can critique. Because literature is REAL ART. But with lit crit I feel like it's getting too close to the aca side of acafan, or just too 'mainstream' crit, not fan crit?

IDK. It is a thing I have noticed about myself, a tv/book double standard. My own flaws, exposed for your perusal. Enjoy.

"So, instead, I would like to take the time to speculate who some of Nolan’s other regulars might play.Michael Caine will be Cooper’s mentor—but I’m going to say he ends up evil this time. Joseph Gordon-Levitt is Cooper’s assistant. If Hathaway’s character isn’t the wife/girlfriend of Cooper, the loss of whom sends him spiralling into a pit of insanity, then I’m going to guess Marion Cotillard for that role. Then there’s Cillian Murphy, hopefully in a role that doesn’t require him to wear a bag over his head again. I’m having a hard time placing Tom Hardy. And I’d love for Ken Watanabe to show up, but I don’t know who I want him to be other than “someone cool.” (Of course, he’s Ken Watanabe.)"

(The Mary Sue, emphasis mine)

What's that you say? Nolan making another movie with fridged women? NO SHIT.

Carrie Trailer - "Carrie is like Harry Potter. Except she didn't get saved." FFF I WANT THAT FIC. (Glass Harp : Potter Theme)

Being Taken Seriously - the Double Standard. I made a post about make up and the female/male professional wear double standard a while back. Though actually I think most of that discussion was in the comments to the LJ post. Anyway, relevant.

I've learnt how to make ringlet curls with my hair straightener. THE. COOLEST. THING. (thank you youtube)

OH MY GOD. I just realised who my dentist reminds me of. Goran Visnjic. FUCK MY LIFE. HOT DENTISTS SHOULD BE AGAINST THE LAW.

I really wanted to include this (For all the women I have loved who were dragged through the mud) at [community profile] metanews but I didn't want to break the week old posts rule any further than I already have (it's a tough one to stick to). I already tweeted it I think, but I haven't got round to following anyone on [ profile] nemonclature or doing anything useful with it, so I'm currently just shouting into the void.
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Snowstorm Nemo coming to the UK

The Other 11 Doctors: Genderswapped Doctor Who - Sort of related to my genderswap recs request earlier, though mostly it just makes me sad, especially the reported con audience reaction when Moffat asked about a female Doctor.

Dancing on the Edge has both Goode and Angel Coulby in. WIN. Plus Ejiofor who's pretty awesome. Why do I never know what's happening on TV?

... Wait, I know, it's because I don't have a TV. >_<. I should spend more time on iplayer.

Orwell was better than Huxley or Hemingway and why do we read the classics anyway. - Essay comparing Orwell with the both of them and how his visions of the future were more honest. Albeit not necessarily more correct.

Meta News )

Got my cousins hooked on BSG, sent them some fic recs (only three. I have NOT read enough BSG fic.) And then vid recs, and OH GOD. THESE THREE CHARACTER STUDIES.


Glittering Cloud by TxlSplash:

Jolene by nicole_anelle:

Wicked Game by obsessive24:
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Watched Waitress again. Loved it, so entirely women's pov, women's stories. Tough issues with a light and slightly surreal touch. Only nitpick is spoilers )

I've been listening to Just A Minute recently, and I was thinking about comedians and how doing a show like that is mostly about being quick-witted. It's all banter, you know? Hearing something, saying something sharp or funny or sarcastic without really having any time to think about it.

And then I started thinking about the Avengers Theatre AU and the Loki problem. I mean, flyting is basically a war of banter and 'your mum' jokes. Only with slightly more entrails and torture.

So, Loki the comedian. A comedian hired to be the villain in the panto, so we still get the villain thing.

I'm actually going to have to write this now aren't I?

I'm Glad You Came by shadowhisper


GAH. I didn't even. That wasn't supposed to happen. Now I'm going to have to start watching it properly.


mostly recs, a couple of anti-recs and some thoughts on race fail and remakes )
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Various things from the people I found from said friending meme: )

I went back to look over my old, really old archived posts because I thought RP had changed the way I post. My theory was, writing out speech as I do in RP to try and capture the feeling of dialogue for a 'video' or an 'audio' post, has had a knock on effect on the way I post here in my dw. As in, I now default on posting stream of monologue style. With a haphazard approach to punctuation (never my strong suit) -- full stops interchangeable with commas, run on sentences, question marks for rising intonation etc etc. (I haven't got to the point where I write out my occasional stutter, but, but, but...)

Anyway, so that's why I looked back, but then my old posts seem really quite chatty as well and I couldn't tell if there had been a noticeable difference, or if it was just a a matter of me becoming more comfortable in putting my thoughts out there on the internet.

ANYWAY. I got distracted and I found this Heroes macro. GOOD TIMES.

I am questioning my decision to get a plurk ([ profile] nemo_r). It seems to be twitter only sideways?

My tumblr isn't work-safe, mainly thanks to the Hawkeye initiative. This is highly frustrating to me. 

The female lead at work has a tendency to say 'hi-ho' a lot in conversation. Which just makes me think of Veronica and Logan.

I started reading cleanwhiteroom's mathematique again because I've decided it will probably need multiple rereads before I get it, so the WIP thing is actually a positive. That or I'm just going to have to accept I don't understand the physics/maths side of things. It's not the plot that's difficult, it's twisty, but in a good way. It's just when Rush goes off on his mental maths-y physics-y bent and they're talking about zero protocol whatsits... WHOOSH is the sound it makes as it goes over my head. I still highly rec though. REC REC REC.

Also, thanks to reading other fans' journals I will be giving OUAT another go (for the femslash, Regina and Carlyle,) but I'm NGL, a part of me wants to jump around and shout at OUAT fans: SO NOW YOU LOVE ROBERT CARLYLE, WHERE WERE YOU WHEN SGU WAS DYING? WHERE WERE YOOOOOUUUU?

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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-STANDING ONE: HP Snape mentors Harry Potter
THE ONLY PERSON TO WRITE IT WAS ME ONE: 30 Days of Night Eben/Stranger
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There's something awesome about those Gary Stu wish-fulfilment HP fics. )

Remember all that HP fic MSTing that used to go on? Remember pottersues? Remember when epic_rants had claws and wasn't just another reccing site? Remember weeping cock? (Wishing you didn't remember it now?) How about badfic_quotes? Or the mother of all fuck-ups, fandom_wank?

Looking over them, a lot seem to still be updating. I guess it's just my fault for drifting away from the dark and seedy underbelly of fanfic. WHAT WAS I THINKING?

((Posting about those two things together may or may not be related.))

Justified S1 rewatch )

Prometheus )
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A couple of film reviews:

Attack the Block and Tinker Tailor )

vids )

Natasha/Clint and thoughts. )

Justified question

Is Tim canonically gay? Is that too progressive for Justified? Is it fanon? Because I realised I was basically accepting it as fact in all Tim eps and IDK where exactly I got it from. It just seems like a thing that makes sense.

And on a completley different note, I found a couple of old posts where requireshate absolutely eviscerates Anne Bishop's Black Jewels series (here and here).

Yes, they are that awful, they're my terrible, bottom drawer, id-fic, shameful love, but they really are awful.

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...And I have this collection of really random bits and pieces saved up to post. So, brain-splurge:

blah blah blah )

I thought I'd already posted these ages ago, but apparently not. Just shows how sharp my memory is.

Films: Transit, Chronicle, Gone, Young Adult )
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I finally saw The Avengers! Woop woop!

Mostly I loved it. Silly Bang Bang, all the feels etc. I don't know that I have anything to say that hasn't already been said, but here goes:

Likes, Dislikes and Fics I want. Full o' spoilers. )

I saw The Hunger Games just before I left Barcelona, and I'd meant to get this post up earlier but whatever. THE LINKAGE? GALE BETTER PLAY BALDR IN THOR 2. THEN LOKI WILL KILL HIM AND SHIT WILL GO DOWN.

Spoiler review, a couple of fic recs and some interview links. )
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On the way to the airport, I saw this graffiti:

                    anticrist Photobucket

emo                        muerte a justin beiber

Attack the block, from [ profile] slippery_fish's rec. DUUUUUUUDE. IT LOOKS EPIC.

And there is The Sound of my Voice which looks like creepy, trippy fun.

Also, can I just get a plug in here for BSG: Blood and Chrome. IDK where it's being stalled exactly, most likely reason seems to be CGI costs money, but either way it' stuck between tv and webseries limbo and IT IS TOO AWESOME FOR THAT. I WANT IT NOW.

I spent the past however many hours on TVTropes, because, um, reasons. I ended up reading the SGU pages. It never fails to amuse me how people expect all fans to divide into the 'Young camp' or the 'Rush camp'.

Oh no no, guys. United we stand.

Also, did you know Greer used to voice Gerald from Hey Arnold? I literally did an 'OMG! NO WAI!' At the screen.

Also, also these crowning moments of funny mostly make me want to cry. OH SHOW, ♥ forever.

Seven Times Logan Echolls Went To Jail by sowell, Logan/Veronica -- God they're a fucking train crash. I love them.

For some reason I stopped following Dorothy Surrenders, I really don't know why. Anyway, I've been catching up, and this is very true. I think an L-word rewatch is on the books.

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