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Yes I am. I had a crappy afternoon, but it is all okay because of the following things:

- Gemma
- A long, rambling and utterly weird conversation with two of the awesome people I live with
- Chaucer
- This piece of gorgeous, sexy meta about fandom being a queer, female space (yay!). This makes me want to grab a random fandom girl and just snuggle her (incidentally, it's in the folder of my bookmarks called [I want to make-out with fandom right now]. I thought you might like to know.)
- The Ratatouille soundtrack
- I might as well admit it - I'm a little in love with Luke/Noah. But look how adorable and angsty they are! 'I think about you all the time'! Puppies!
- I just made awesome veggie stir-fry
- I have Big Fish on DVD
ink_splotch: ((let's fall in love) [a semi-epic?])
I don't know if everyone's already seen My Brilliant Idea. If you haven't, why not? It's an absolutely marvellous McKay/Sheppard vid, and even if you're unfamiliar with the fandom it is hilarious. Go, go watch!

I got the link for it from [ profile] mecurtin's post, titled A Radical FangirlLand Manifesto, an incredible interesting post on what fandom is to us and why the fangirl community is different from the fanboy community.

In other news, can you overdose on fruit? Whenever I'm in England, I seem to be eating fruit all the damn time, because it's easy, simple and cheaper than actual food. The only thing is that I'm currently on, like, eight-a-day instead of the five/six recommended. Oops?

Edward II continues to rock my socks in a way that I'm not entirely sure is healthy. I've now read it fours times, which is two more times than most of the plays, and three more times than I've read the Jew of Malta. But it's just so good. And heart-wrenching. I love how your sympathies are never entirely claimed by one character until the very, very end (Oh, the death scene. Oh, Edward.) It's just very, very good, and very compelling, even though I still can't keep the battle(s) entirely straight.

I've got to run, because I'm trying to fit in a nap before I'm going to take Cathrine out for post-exam/happy 20th birthday! coffee and cake, before coming back to get her more cake for after tea. Hee! I just hope she likes it.
ink_splotch: (her whole world illuminated [martha])
So, apparently, fandom is once again debating is fanfiction inherently evil and bad? with added if it's literature, does it transcend genre? wank! Always fun, but instead of joining in, I instead present [ profile] liviapenn's post, which, in addition to being coherent, also has several fanfictional novels listed, including Briar Rose, which looks amazing (and slightly like it might make me cry, because we all know how I am with books that combine the power of stories with the Holocaust (STILL NOT OVER THE BOOK THIEF *sobs*)). So go, look, and if you want more, [ profile] metafandom is teeming with it these days - and now has a handy tags system.

I. Er. Have to go re-read a poem. And then bed.

ETA: Never, ever trust me when I say things like that. Instead, enjoy A Beautiful Lifetime Event - or kidfic done achingly right. John and Rodney have an accident with a piece of Ancient technology, and then they have a kid. Which all the ups-and-downs that come with it.

And now, seriously. Bed.
ink_splotch: (rainy city days [life])
Stolen off [ profile] myhappyface.

The rules:

1) 13 characters. (We set a limit of 10, then I said "Well, we could do a dozen," then Betty said "We could do a baker's dozen." So.)
2) We stuck with FP characters.
3) There's a built-in cheat: SOs. They get to come along for the ride without being included in the actual list, sort of like in-laws. (Because I made up the rules, and I've always thought that if I get Ray Kowalski, that automatically means I get Ray Vecchio, too.)
4) SOs must truly be SOs - those people you feel OTPish about, or at least see as life-partners/soulmates - what they call someone's "lobster" on Friends. Not just a date or an attempt on your part to get extra characters. This does not mean it has to be a canon pairing or even a fandom-favorite pairing, as long as some circumstance has made them a lobster in your fantasy headspace.

I copied [ profile] myhappyface's idea of talking more about why I ship the characters than why each is my favourite.

Here we go! )
Off the top of my head, I can't come up with more OTPs. I mean, I love Abby, but I can see her with lots of characters. I've got a new-found craving for Izzie/Addison (from Gray's Anatomy), but OTP is going a bit far there. And then there's Dan/Duck, which I did kind of want to write up as well, because I love Dan. And Duck. But I haven't been in fandom that long, I don't feel comfortable talking about it ;)
ink_splotch: (for decisions and revisions [hesitation])
Apparently, icons happened. This is partially because I'm hoping to set off a Nick/Greg effect, though if Derailed, The Popular Kids and Someone's Watching aren't enough to start a pairing off, chances are they're never going to get anywhere. It's weird - I could've sworn there was an internet law that said if two vaguely attractive men are seen in more than one scene, slash will be written about them. But I seem to have hit on the one fandom where that doesn't work.

Makes me wish I was a more profilic writer, so I could *make* fic appear, รก la [ profile] carolinecrane's Nick/Greg mission. However, since I'm not, I made icons ).

Which I'm not that good at either, but hey - I kind of like 'em.

The thing about Morgan/Reid is, well, in this season? It's mostly UST. Because Morgan is all kinds of fascinated by and protective of Reid, even though he doesn't quite understand why - and he certainly doesn't understand Reid; so he sort of tease-and-flirts, partially keeping his distance and partially getting closer. And the fun of it is, Reid doesn't have a clue. He likes Morgan and trusts Morgan - see also The Popular Kids - but he's pretty lost in general human interaction, has no clue what Morgan's teasing really is and he definitely doesn't get why people are fascinated about him, least of all Morgan.

Not to mention it's implied that Reid's incredibly inexperienced. Which could be fun to explore. And now I have this image in my head. Dammit.

Now, if only Danish was this much fun.
ink_splotch: (outside world intrude not [domestic])
So today is Sherlock Holmes' disappearance day, and in his honour, I've been re-reading parts of Canon on the bus over here - well, actually, I'd been re-reading parts of Canon, and then I discovered that it's the anniversary of Holmes' disappearance.

So! In honour of this, I am doing a full-out fangirl entry. It's cut for your convenience and to protect your flists.

Various and Sundry Notes on Holmes/Watson by others )

My Own Notes: CHAS, DYIN, DEVI & 3GAR )

Happy Riechenbach day!

This really is mostly for my own amusement and benefit - if I don't write these things down, I forget them or lose them!
ink_splotch: (outside world intrude not [domestic])
Clams! - Or an quick analysis of several relationships in slash fandoms. Hee!

So there's this thing. That I have noticed that I really really like. And I gave it kind of a name. First, we have the character-type of "the clam." Character with a lot of passion and sensitivity who keeps (or at least primarily *tries* to keep) it all bottled up and suppressed, for the greater good, for self-protection, for whatever.

ink_splotch: (calm before the storm [moment])
Meta on RPS in comparison to historical slash - remind me to meta on the subject at some point. Because if there's something I have opinions about, it's historical rps. And doesn't that sounds exciting.

Untitled - This Mac/Veronica fic is possibly the hottest, sweetest thing I've read in a long, long while. Why can't more femslash be like that?

This is the most wonderful bit of fangirling in a long while - and I miss my West Wing like you wouldn't believe.
ink_splotch: (dying in america [not alone])
Meta & Poll about Subtext )

I had something else to say, and now it's all but slipped my mind. Dammit. Anyway, imagine a point here.

Oh! Newsies spring slash assignments went out today, so if I start moaning about fic, that'll be it. Unless it's the RENT/WaT crossover that I can't get out of mind despite having far too much homework and mock exams next week, not to mention my driving theory test (which I totally don't want to do. Dammit, I'm going to fail, because I cannot make the damn stuff stick. Fucking hell.). But fic bunnies work in really warped ways.

As does this WaT episode, by the way.

i am so totally not shipping anthony edwards/george clooney, by the way. seriously. i think i need luka back. george is messing with my mind.

ETA: YAY! The bouncy ball Sony ad is back - best ad ever!
ink_splotch: (outside world intrude not [domestic])
So, Sherlock Holmes has taken over my life has got me thinking. Not long ago, there was a debate over on [ profile] faramir_boromir's LJ about why we slash. She hit most of the main reasons, but I do think there's one she missed out on. The Legendary Friendship )

Cultural Icons - a mini!meta )

Argh, tomorrow's going to be evil. I have to bike to Amager to help a couple of friends with their Spanish studies, then rush home, pack computer and book and race over to work. Which, I've been promised, will be over before 1am. Joy. Oh well, I'm on holiday and can always sleep late Monday (though I do need to do my history and finish the damn fic(s))

'Night all.
ink_splotch: (together forever in love [lovely word])
[Poll #463939]

And bonus poll! )
In other news, can someone please figure out how I can fit the Harlem Renaissance into either between war period, or America 1750-1914? For my history assignment? Pretty, pretty please?

My DVD player went in for multi-regionizing today, but apparently it was not bought in Fona. Which it was. Ergh. Oh well, it just needs to be fixed before the 6th (have I mentioned I adore you lately, Tess?)

In dorktastic news, Freya's dance school did a dance to 'Seize the Day' in the mid-90's. I take this as further proof that Freya and I were meant to be. Miss you, hon *cuddles*
ink_splotch: (Self imposed solitude and escape[alone])
Everything you never wanted to know about me and fandom )

Everything you never wanted to know about me and age )

My brother just made me the best smoothie I ever had. How sweet is that?
ink_splotch: (BillClinton!Fangirl by Julie (Cherry007))
I saw Phantom of the Opera today, and that, combined with Cabaret, is the reason for this excessively long rant. Mostly about musicals. Consider yourselves warned.

I liked Phantom of the Opera, but I was struck by something that made the play less than it could have been-the leading couple. Now, this is the same problem I had with Cabaret, so I figured it was time to get my thoughts down, if not on paper, then at least somewhere.
Cue excessively long rant )

My favorite couple, however, has to be Scadamush/Galileo Figaro from We Will Rock You. Dysfunctional and snarky, this is actually the best portrayed couple I've seen in a long while. Scadamush is sarcastic and even after they get together (during 'Who Wants to Live Forever' sung so it makes the hairs raise on the back of your neck) they break up, argue and snark at each other all the time, even though it's evident they love each other. Also, they don't do the 'We're together and as long as we're together, nothing will hurt us' routine that is seen so often in everything. Also, Scadamush is very much an advocate of tough love, keeps tabs on Galileo's sometimes raging ego and sudden self-doubt. They are portrayed as complete and utter equals in everyway. They rock beyond belief.

Hm, other Broadway couples...

Ah yes. Dave/Georgie from The Full Monty. Of course, these two are already married, but damn it's sweet how they sort of re-discover each other.

Maria/Captain von Trapp! I love them- I love the fact that she stands up to him and that their love has a logical, tracable evolution.

Hah. That's more straight couples in one post than ever before, I'm sure. But, unlikely as it does seem, there haven't been a lot of slash couples in the Musicals I've seen.

Well, of course, Malcom/Ethan, but it's canon. Oh, Mistoflees/The Rum-Tum-Tugger. I'd say Enjrolas/Grand-R, but for the musical it's actually more Marius/Enjrolas.

And of course, if we want to talk about fucked up Andrew Lloyd Webber couples, theres the whole Mary/Jesus, Jesus/Judas vibe in Jesus Christ Superstar. "I Don't Know How to Love Him" is still one of the most amazing songs ever to be sung, though.

Then there Chicago, where the movie version at least gives off major Roxie/Velma vibes, esp in the begging scene with the garter flash.

And now, for something completely different: I NEED to see ITSOTGM. I don't care what I have to do to see those two episodes, but I am at the point where I quite literally would do anything to see them.

And not just because of the Jed/Leo kiss someone mentioned on the mailing list. Not just because of Sam/Josh-y vibes. Just because it's supposed to be two of the best episodes in WW history.

And dammit, Kazaa won't download it *kicks comp*


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