kate: Parker from Leverage being gorgeous (Leverage: Parker gorgeous clear)
Moderately lengthy thoughts about Leverage. )

Weirdly, this may make me back into SPN RPF. D: I love Christian Kane, and he's friends with Jensen. So of course, I went looking for Chris/Jensen fic. There's a fair amount of it, actually, with a lot of other players, but the only one that really hit what I was looking for was an angsty outside POV fic where that person was also falling in love with Jensen. And that outside POV was, of course, Jared. It was lovely and unresolved and nicely angsty. I find there's such a huge disparity in characterization in RPF; I know there is in canon fic, too, but I know what authors are referencing in that case. If they lean heavily on some particular feature of canon characterization, I know where that came from. In RPF, I don't know, and I find it irksome. I don't know these guys so it doesn't feel like these are different facets of the same person - they feel like completely different people.

I also find it bizarre that apparently people call Jensen "Jen." Seriously? That drives me crazy - though not quite as crazy as Chris calling him "boy" (even though I can totally hear what that would sound like in Chris's drawl). I'm not sure, if that's a pervasive thing, that I will actually be able to read RPF. Which is a massive relief, really, because I don't really have fic-reading time as it is and there's already a gazillion SPN fics - that number would probably double if I included J2.
kate: Aang :DDDDDDDDDDDDDDD (AtLA: aang grinning)
Someone who will remain nameless (until she gives permission for me to put her name up) and I are going to do the 10 in 10 challenge that [personal profile] astolat's... hosting? It was her idea, anyway, and I'm totally going to do it because the words haven't been coming and you know how it is after a while where you just need anything to get you moving again? And I have two massive fanworks I need to finish with deadlines, so I'm doing this. Anyone else wanna join me? I'm going to write some new stuff, finish a WIP, or maybe more, if I can find some nearly-finished stuff in my folders. And I’m going to try and write some of my Wincestiel BB and my other ginormous fic too, should this all go the way it’s supposed to.

So anyway, here are my current ideas for things I think I can maybe do in a single day. To be updated when I can look in my WIP folder back at the hotel. )

So who’s with me?! Come on, you know you want to!

Feels!

5/11/13 12:47 pm
kate: Aang :DDDDDDDDDDDDDDD (AtLA: aang grinning)
* JIB con is going on and there are all these lovely tweets going on that make me happy. &SPN family;

* [personal profile] cupidsbow posted this amazing vid of Lana Wachowski accepting an award from the Human Rights Campaign. I honestly have no idea what the award is for (she doesn't seem to either), but the speech is incredible. She's so very articulate about her own journey (the nun story is terrible and also remarkably similar to something that happened to me in grade school - right down to not having words to express something to parents and experiencing frustration with their inability to understand) as well as the meaning of public and private personas, and articulating both what the loss of anonymity means to her as well as how she hopes it will help other LGBT youth (and that is clearly why she is doing it). I want to warn, because I feel like some of her stories could definitely be triggering (the story of the nun being one - there was some physical harm, there, when she was in grade school), but I feel like there are other items that might be triggering and I'm just not familiar enough to be able to put words to them. If you have triggers, ask? (I know that's a shitty thing to ask, but I don't know what else to do.) I will be happy to listen again and see if there is anything that might be triggering. Vid embedded under the cut. )

* We are rewatching Leverage. We're beginning season four right now. Thing said most often while watching: "I fucking LOVE Parker!" followed closely by "I fucking LOVE Hardison!" and then, in a sadly distant third, "I fucking LOVE Eliot!" Because mostly it's about his hair. And about how he is sometimes stunted in his feels. There are times he really reminds me of Dean, and now that it's finally clicked in my brain about how Chris and Jensen are friends, I'm all ;salkdjfa;slkdfa;sldjfsa;ldj about them, and the similarities of the two characters keep popping out at me. Spoilers about possible SPN events )

* Our move has been pushed back a couple of weeks - we'll be moving the second week of June-ish, and getting to the Midwest just in time to go to my niece's wedding and my other niece's graduation party. Gotta set some money aside for a graduation gift. Thing I'm most worried about at the moment: what to do with the cats while we're driving. Partially tempted to put them in the car (we're towing) but I worry about the heat (I'm thinking those reflective things in the windshield and putting the windows down - also possibly driving at night (which I prefer anyway)). I don't think there's going to be room for them in the front of the Uhaul, and I think it'd be a lot worse in the back of the Uhaul with the boxes and stuff - no ventilation back there. Suggestions welcome!

* The dude I shared an office with at MIT and I are keeping in pretty good contact, mainly because one of the things we had in common was The Voice, so one or the other of us usually feels the need to write something about the shows at least once a week (we cheered together that Caroline was gone), and he sent me this AMAZING vid of two violinists (Rhett Price and Josh Knowles) playing Taylor Swift's I Knew You Were Trouble. Embedded beneath the cut ) I looked at some of their earlier stuff and it's interesting but not quite as good (Rhett's longer hair notwithstanding). And I just realized why he sent me the link - the subway they're playing in is Boston, and it's the Red Line, which is the one you have to take from MIT to get anywhere. Ha. Awesome.

* So You Think You Can Dance starts next week. It is impossible for me to contain my feels about this. Except that I will have to miss it one week because of the move, which is already making me sadface.

So that's all my current feels this Sunday Saturday (I'm flying out tomorrow, it's like a Sunday to me). Now back to Leverage. :D
kate: Sam has the most ridiculous hair (SPN: sam haaaaaaaaaaaair)
So, many many years ago, I wrote a Supernatural ficlet when I had only seen a single season. I was prompted with "Radio" and well, of course I wrote Sam singing along to pop music while Dean was sleeping. So, imagine my surprise when rabidly watching all the following seasons, that Sam and Dean do actually sing in the car, and also Sam listens to non-hair metal music. I gloated gleefully in each of those moments.

Right now I am making my posts for the night and then I'm going to settle in with one episode of SPN - 6.15, The French Mistake, which I hear is amazing. I saw about 2.3698 seconds of it in the previews of the last ep and decided to save it for tonight (as it was after midnight last night and I was already going on 36 hours without sleep). Also, a fic bunny with teeth the size of dracula tore into me, so I'm expecting to finish the ep, turn off the iPad, and write my third SPN fic ever.

Oh, right. I wrote my second SPN fic as a SPN/Losers crossover for [profile] elliemuraski's [community profile] fandom_stocking. Femslash, and I'm really rather proud of it. I like the other two things I wrote too (and the Arrow/The Voice not!fic I ruminated on for [personal profile] celli), so here's links to those.

Details on two Losers stories and one Losers/SPN crossover story under here. )

And now I get to gush about the AMAZING presents I got.

I got several lovely graphics for good wishes and IOUs (man people are clever!) as well as just general happiness and recs (multifandom vids and Leverage OT3) and a link to Steve/Tony/Pepper at the AO3 and then...

I got a gorgeous podfic cover for Fill All My Bones with Aches by [personal profile] somehowunbroken, a lovely piece that really captures the mood of that fic and is so so so perfect.

I have no idea how I got so lucky, but I got this amazing Clint&Natasha buddy art from [personal profile] astridv - look at that! It's amazing! Just another day at the office, hahaha, it's so perfect!

Then there's this amazing Cougar/Jensen artwork by the lovely [personal profile] tarlanx, with Cougar's gun and the coloring and the brushstrokes and gaaaaaaah! It's a shared gift with [personal profile] amaresu, and I'm pretty sure we're both pretty much floored.

IDRIS ELBA GIFS. From [profile] maharet83. I mean, seriously. SERIOUSLY. That man is more good looking than any two hundred people. And with the licking his lips. These are amazing, and perfect, and I absolutely did *not* drool on my keyboard, nosiree.

This lovely Hardison/Lucille fic, Frost, by [personal profile] jenna_thorn, is just such a lovely and sweet and perfect depiction of Hardison and his van, with a lovely Eliot thrown in for good measure.

[personal profile] merryghoul wrote a delightful little Leverage/Top Chef crossover ficlet that stars Tara and Sophie! Top Chef Quickfire. This is the most perfect quickfire in all of history, because they have a history and it all comes out in two teenie weenie amazing ficlets.

And if that wasn't amazing enough, [personal profile] anonymous_sibyl made me JESSICA SORROW FIC. I had to scrape my chin off the floor. And it's perfectly voiced - it comes right out of the Nightside, and the ending (Suzie) will make your heart clench. The Teddy Bears' Graveyard. Gorgeous.

Oh, but that's not all! [personal profile] moonlettuce wrote me an amazing Phil/Clint five things fic! It's heartwrenching and heartwarming and just amazing, and man, I am just over the moon, what can I say. A Laundry List of Trouble, awesome.

As if the Idris gifs weren't enough, the lovely [profile] maharet83 made me eight gooooooooooooooooorgeous Leverage icons that I cannot tell you how much I love. SO MUCH. I would've used one for this post, but...

[personal profile] clavally made me five Supernatural icons starring Castiel and Sam's hair. I can't even... I just. *cries*

And on that note, I've done all the work, read the dwircle, put my Fandom Snowflake Day 9 on hold, and am going to settle in with my one ep of SPN tonight. There may or may not (likely not) be fic tomorrow.

ETA: And that was the biggest build-up to nothing. It won't play on the iPad. I can get it to play on my computer, but there's no sound. Apparently someone doesn't want me to watch this.
kate: Kate Winslet is wryly amused (Default)
The Fandom Snowflake Challenge
Day 7: In your own space, create a list of at least three fannish things you'd love to receive, something you've wanted but were afraid to ask for - a fannish wish-list of sorts. Drop a link to your wish-list in this post. Maybe someone will grant a wish. Maybe you will grant a wish. If any wishes are granted, we'd love it if you link them to this post.

It's really tough for me to ask for things. Like, it embarrasses me and it's one of the reasons I never do any of those spiffy writing memes (I'm also terribly certain that no one gives a crap about what I write and is less than interested in doing anything with it - which is why I was so deeply pleased and thrilled with those requests to link works the other day). But I'm doing this challenge, and so, here are things I am embarrassed to admit I would really, really like.

1. I would absolutely love transformative works of my transformative works (including art, podfic, fanmixes, translations, craftworks, remixing, continuing, or changing the story itself, anything) for any of my stories, any of them, seriously. But the one thing I want more than anything in the world, is art for Kinky Boots: the image of John, naked except for thigh high leather boots. That is the only time I've written a story from a single image I saw in my head, and to have that image be out in the world would be amazing.

ETA: OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG LOOK WHAT [profile] danceswuithgary made me!!!!! <333333

Cover for Kinky Boots! )

2. I would like some very specific Criminal Minds recs. This fandom is tough for me, because so far what I've read just doesn't work for me. For one, I love the team as a team, and I don't ship them. I like them as friends and family, and I love all their partners (Lila or Austin for Reid, Sarah for Gideon, Kevin for Garcia, Will for JJ, Haley for Hotch), so I'm not interested in 'ship fic for this fandom (which is probably why I haven't really been in this fandom so much). Now, that said, I don't mind 'ship fic, and I have read lots of it (Garcia/Morgan, Morgan/Reid, Prentiss/Reid, JJ/Reid, Garcia/Morgan/Reid, okay, I really like Reid, so what?!), but my problem with it is not with it being 'ship fic but with the fact that it doesn't feel like the show, or the characters feel OOC to me. On the other hand, I'm not really interested in case fic for this fandom; the show itself scratches that itch just fine. What I am looking for is this: character-based fic that specializes in backstory or fills in bits and pieces of their characterizations that we see in canon. I love CM because it really only hints at their characterization (for the most part). I would have thought that the fandom would have run with those savory little bits of information, but either I'm looking in the wrong places or it just doesn't exist. Help a girl out here? I will read 'ship fic, if it specializes in characterization or backstory, and the characters I love best are Reid, Garcia, Morgan, Prentiss, JJ, Gideon, and Hotch (pretty much in that order). Elle and Rossi, no thanks. They're just not my cup of tea (I don't mind if they're in the mix, they're part of the team, obviously, but I'd rather they not be the focus of the fic). I know those are really specific requirements, so anything you can give me would be awesome.

ETA: Five Times that Emily Prentiss Celebrated her Birthday (and one time she didn't) by [personal profile] twtd. \o/ BRILLIANT. GO READ NOW, KTHX.

Is This Your Card by [archiveofourown.org profile] lalaietha, Reid/Austin (the bartender from 52 pickup!)

2a. Okay, I lied. There is ONE 'ship fic I am desperately seeking. I want the fic where Reid and Hotch get it on in the car after interviewing Chester Hardwick in Damaged. Hotch taking off his jacket and being all "OH YEAH? I'M GONNA MESS YOU UP BIG MAN" and then Reid saving the day with a 13-minute ramble? Something about Hotch taking off his tie set me off, and I want the porn, man, with a simple "that was so hot" sort of explanation. I don't even care if its plausible, because to me it's plausible based solely on Hotch ripping his tie off and Reid stepping in to save his ass. <333 Reeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeid.

3. Icons! :D :D :D I love icons, and I suck at them so bad. :( I would love icons for the following fandoms/characters or interests: Losers/Cougar, Cougar, Cougar, Jensen, Pooch, Aisha, Roque; CM/Reid, Morgan, Garcia, Prentiss; Fringe/Olivia, Astrid, Walter, Broyles; How to Train Your Dragon/Toothless (or Toothless and Hiccup), Astrid, Ruffnut and Tuffnut; Leverage/Eliot, Parker, Hardison; ballet; classical music; Kate Winslet; Vin Diesel; Wylie Dufresne; fooooooooooood.

ETA: OMG SO MANY AWESOME ICONS! Check the comments for Losers, Leverage, Fringe, and Criminal Minds! :D :D :D

Happy things!

1/5/12 11:33 pm
kate: Reid is the prettiest thing (CM: Reid realllllly pretty)
Randomly, I had three invites to link my work to other works on the AO3 tonight. Nothing could make me more happy! :D :D :D

[archiveofourown.org profile] tinypinkmouse posted her two podfics of my stories and [archiveofourown.org profile] hwinter translated one of my ficlets into Russian! :D :D :D

Fic: June from White Collar (from my International Women's Day ficlets
Translation: Джун by [archiveofourown.org profile] hwinter

Fic: The Clusterfuck Job (Criminal Minds/Leverage crossover: Reid walks into a bar and meets... Hardison)
Podfic: Podfic of The Clusterfuck Job by [archiveofourown.org profile] tinypinkmouse

Fic: by faith ye stand, (Constantine (movie): post-movie, Constantine helps the human Gabriel)
Podfic: Podfic of by faith ye stand by [archiveofourown.org profile] tinypinkmouse
kate: Kate Winslet is wryly amused (Default)
Not embedded because... well, honestly, I don't know how.

Inception/Leverage mashup trailer.

This was amazing, guys! I can't find a feedback post for it, but it's by [livejournal.com profile] elena_hepburn, I hear, and it's been posted over at [community profile] leverage.
kate: Kate Winslet is wryly amused (Default)
Ooops, missed these yesterday!

Team Play: Goal, a delightful World Cup AU where Rodney is the coach of the US Team and John is their star player. I'm a sucker for sports AUs, so this was great fun.

Team Work: History on the Run, another delightful AU where Rodney works for the Department of Energy and John is a reporter for CNN. Clever premise, wonderful Teyla, loads of fun.

Non-McShep Match:

Let's do some other fandoms, shall we?

In Supernatural, here's a wonderful body-size kink fic with a terrific OFC from the awesome [personal profile] busaikko.

In the Losers, and I cannot believe I have not recced this before: The first eight don't count, by [profile] storm_petrol, Jensen is a werecat! :D :D :D And it's not just cracky, it's awesome and strangely touching, too (and not just the Cougar/Jensen bits - the bits with his sister and niece are lovely). Plus Jensen as an honest to god action hero! It's just delightful fun.

I have reced this one before, but I can't help reccing it again, it's SO GOOD. White Collar/Leverage crossover by the amazing [personal profile] fiercelydreamed. I Lie, I Cheat, I Steal (and I Just Don't Get Any Respect). Pitch perfect Hardison voice.

More White Collar:
Quid Pro Quo by [livejournal.com profile] scribblinlenore. Kissing, yay! OT3, yay!

Also, by the lovely [personal profile] shaenie, Contractual Obligations: A Love Story in Three Traffic Lights, a lovely beginning to an OT3 story that I enjoy so very much.
kate: Kate Winslet is wryly amused (Default)
I know Leverage messes with stuff completely unbelievably all the time, but The Scheherezhad Job? Just... nooooooooooooo.

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