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05 February 2013 @ 09:22 pm
I am heading west for five days in June to attend the wedding of a dear friend. Airplane tickets are expensive. In order to reduce my travel debt I would like to auction off a Damask shawl (pattern by Kitman Figueroa), hand-knit by me using Cascade Heritage Silk (fingering weight, 85% superwash merino/15% mulberry silk--I'm willing to use another yarn, for example if the recipient is sensitive to wool or vegan or whatever, but this yarn is soft, smooth, shiny, excellent value, and known for fantastic stitch definition, and it should work beautifully for this project) in one of the following colours listCollapse ) because those are the ones we have in stock at work.

Bidding will start at $25 for the smallest version of the shawl, to cover my out-of-pocket for pattern and yarn; if it goes above $100 the winner will get to choose the small or medium size, if it goes above $200 the winner will get to choose small, medium, or large. Shipping is not included. Auction will remain open until noon EST on Friday, February 15th, 2013, and knitting will commence as soon as the transaction is complete.

To bid, simply reply to the last comment on the thread marked "bid here"; please post any other comments and questions in a new thread. Bidders who do not have Dreamwidth accounts, please identify yourselves in your comments so that I can keep track (any name you like, but please be consistent).

Please pass this info on to anyone who you think might be interested in a gorgeous, hand-knit, one-of-a-kind shawl for themselves or a loved one.

(I am also open to commissions, if you want me to knit you something else; please contact me for availability and cost estimates.)


That's the bell, folks. This auction is now closed. Congratulations to our winner [personal profile] sabinetzin!

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28 November 2012 @ 11:06 pm
totally non-compulsory wishlist meme for people wot like granting and/or making wishesCollapse )

ETA: I thought of another thing!
8. A less-broken desk chair. This one is about one more missing screw away from outright dangerous.

I'm not posting my contact details in a public post but if you need my physical or paypal address you can PM me.

Five Acts Meme (Round Seven)
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I like stuff.

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11 October 2012 @ 07:17 pm
I think I've finally settled on what to request for [community profile] festivids! Offering is much easier, I find, though I've made a real effort to pair down my offers this year to only things I really want to vid, pretty much regardless of the particular request, rather than ticking every box I could.

C&Ped from the sign-up form, no additional information (apologies, vidder! I'll be sure to signpost it if I come back and add anything at a later date), but shared for the curious and for the possibility of treats (yay treats!).

My requests . . . made more sense before saving the form auto-alphabetized themCollapse )

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Title: AVN-gers Assemble
Fandom: Avengers/Marvel Cinematic Universe
Characters: AVENGORGY! Bruce Banner, James "Bucky" Barnes, Clint Barton, Peggy Carter, Phil Coulson, Jane Foster, Nick Fury, Maria Hill, Darcy Lewis, Loki, Pepper Potts, James "Rhodey" Rhodes, Steve Rogers, Natasha Romanov, Tony Stark, Thor; basically anybody/everybody
Kink: Sex Work
Summary: The AU Where They Make Porn--a visual exploration
Notes: Digital collage juxtaposing photographic images of a rather arbitrary selection of MCU characters/cast members looking seductive or debauched or happy or nekkid or otherwise causing me to ask some combination of the important questions "what are you doing?!", "what are you wearing?!", and "WHAT IS YOUR FACE?!" with rather more explicit pictures of people who kinda look like them and anonymous body parts that could plausibly belong to them (a few that look like they're from column A are actually from column B and vice versa). I have some glimmers of an idea of what's 'actually going on here' in terms of alternative backstory/narrative, but mostly this is just pictures of hot/naked people.

Pretty sure everybody's of-age and consenting for the purposes of this art project, but I don't know where all the pictures came from (I scooped most of them up on tumblr; most didn't have source credits and I didn't track those that did) so I can't swear to it at all levels of analysis, and there's some Loki/Thor-ish (technically Hemsworth/Hiddleston) stuff that's arguably incestuous even though I'm pretty sure in this universe they didn't grow up as brothers. Standard content notes do not otherwise apply. Photos contain/hint at a number of other listed kinks incl. Pictures, Bodies and Body Parts, Exhibitionism/Exposure, Voyeurism, Pegging/Strap-Ons, Ageplay, Gender Play, Oral Fixation, Rope/Chains, Dressup, Roleplay, Authority Figures, Orgies/Decadence, Emotion Play, Foot/Shoe Fetish, Wet Messy Dirty, Masters Doms Slaves and Subs, and probably a few others.


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Title: Detention
Fandom: Avengers/Marvel Cinematic Universe
Characters: Pepper Potts/Natasha Romanova
Kink: Roleplay
Summary: analog-medium drawing of Pepper and Natasha acting out a secondary school discipline scenario (includes both coloured pencil and cleaned-up regular pencil versions because some details are easier to make out in the former and some in the latter)
Notes: Two adult women playing roles of teacher or principal and (male-presenting) high school student, respectively, in a situation that could be read as involving humiliation and possibly pain- and breathplay; no other standard notes apply.

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Been thinking of doing an Ageplay mix for [community profile] kink_bingo since last summer; decided when I started actually pulling tracks together to narrow it down to a particular span of temporal-cultural experience and save other spans for later. I recognize that teenage feeling, even though my adolescence bore little resemblance to most of those described in the narratives within--I was neither an athlete nor much of a delinquent, and I had no significant romantic entanglements nor sexual encounters with anyone my own age or older until I was nearly out of the age range. Probably just as well--that's a lot of drama to pack into not very many years, and I have made up for some of it since. I also recognize the historical contingency of the teenage experience, and the cultural, geographic, and economic variation it demonstrates (some of that variation is illustrated here). The feeling still resonates.

Content notes: alcohol and drug use; 'characters' under the age of 18 engaging in sex with same- and cross-generational partners; dubiously consensual sex (coercion and consent under compromised conditions); mentions of self-harm and suicide; bullying, nonconsensual public humiliation and violence, gang and police violence, possible allusions to rape and murder, 'character' death.

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04 July 2012 @ 06:48 pm
Here's another long-overdue fanmix for [personal profile] afullmargin, who asked for kind of a happy quirky mix for Sean and Gus from Psych. I don't follow Psych but I've seen enough scattered episodes (and some really lovely vids and fic) that I felt I had a good enough grasp of the tone of the show and of their relationship, so here's a basket of sunshine and WTF that wobbles on the line between shippery and BFFdom. A lot of the lyrical themes seem to me to apply just as well to any other Holmes-and-Watson relationship dynamic, so as far as I'm concerned this is a mix for all of them, though of course they don't all have don't have the same pineapple-bright emotional flavour.

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eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee I am so excited! And because I am excited, here are sixteen more songs, in no particular order, that give me Avengers character ~feeeeeeeeeeeelings~ (aww, who am I kidding, they're feels, for the Avengers I have feels and I feel them in my feelers):

"Mercy of the Fallen", Dar Williams
"Little Waltz", Basia Bulat
"Guns Not Bombs", Die Mannequin
"Frank Mills", Veda Hille (Hair cover)
"The Future", Weekend Dads*
"Price Paid", Wax Mannequin
"Chelsea Hotel No. 2", woodpigeon*
"Microphone", The Fugitives
"First We Take Manhatten", Les Jupes*
"Snowman", The Nields
"Five Free Minutes", Spirit of the West
"Angel, Won't You Come Down?", Tracy Bonham
"Ex-Army", Boys Boys Boys!
"Rhapsody", Veda Hille
"In Your Light", Bruce Peninsula
"A Thousand Suns", Hey Rosetta
* from this amazing FREE collection of Leonard Cohen covers by a passel of Canadian artists

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I look forward to discovering how narratively or affectively predictive my choices are or are not :)

And on that note I am out, off for a busy evening of babysitting, Cards Against Humanity, and MIDNIGHT SCREENING OMFG ALL THEIR PERFECT FACES IN SHINY SHINY 3D *dies and is dead*

ETA: Stopping by between kids and games to throw up gang signs and blood one more song for the cast and production crew and for the fandom: "Doin'" by Wax Mannequin.

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20 April 2012 @ 10:23 pm
Apparently it's time for the "ten most popular fanworks by hitcount" thing again? I didn't do it last year, probably because I was in Texas at the time, so I have no data for comparison. Also limiting this to fic because I don't post other stuff to AO3 (yet) but AO3 is the easiest gauge I have, and because I'm fairly certain that none of my non-fic fanworks are even near as viewed as these ten.
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And while I'm linking to stuff on the AO3, here is an unbelievably precious and delightful, not to mention laugh-out-loud hilarious, story (by someone other than me) about living with people, domesticity, found family, disobedient brain-mouth circuits, and robots: Some Things Shouldn't Be a Chore. And while you're there, check out sabinelagrande because sabinelagrande is a synonym for awesome.

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1. The breakingest news: As I learned via [personal profile] petra yesterday, Lucy Liu has been cast as Watson in the upcoming American remix of the BBC's contemporary remix of the already-been-remixed-umpteen-billion-times Sherlock Holmes franchise, and some fans are saying that's not acceptable. They're right, it's not acceptable--it's AWESOME. The folks with bees up their butts are trying to argue that making Watson female is somehow homophobic? And they have fragments of a point with the complaint that an opposite-gendered Holmes-Watson pair stand a greater chance of consummating any sexual tension on screen (if this version chooses to go that route, and I really really really hope it doesn't) than their preferred same-gendered pairs and that this is not fair (it's not), but people who whine that this is depriving them of gay television characters or, worse, "artificially" interfering with an otherwise perfect formula for "political purposes" are some unpleasant mix of oblivious and deluded and should recite the chorus to "As Cool as I Am" (thanks [personal profile] kore for posting this lovely recording) as mantra until they recognize that supporting the omission, sidelining, and fridging of female characters in favour of more bromances is active complicity in patriarchal oppression via popular culture.

2. Apparently there exists a movie called After Sex, which is like Young People Fucking in that it features a set of non-overlapping stories about sexual encounters, but different in that it a) has a larger cast (eight sets of participants instead of five), b) has a more diverse cast (including three same-sex participant sets, one set of older participants and one set of teenagers, and many more characters of colour), and c) tells the stories one after the other, like a slate of discrete short films each of which begins shortly following a sexual interaction, rather than weaving the stories together before, during, and after. I don't find it quite as funny, although it does have its moments, but it fits a similar niche of crudely thoughtful sex comedy. The best sequence, and the one that drew my attention to the film, is the one between Kat (Zoë Saldana) and Nikki (Mila Kunis) as college roommates, and (happy day) their full bit including Kat's amaaaazing monologue about her first time with another girl (bizarrely not included in the regular release of the film!) is available for watching right here:

3. I wrote a little Death Proof/The Losers crossover as a treat for the Ante Up Scramble and discovered in the process that it was the germ of a much bigger story that I did not have time to write then but still really want to. I signed up for crossbigbang as an incentive to finish it (although I might drop out of that and take the idea to the rumoured upcoming Losers Big Bang instead), but I'm blocked from getting started because I'm stumped on setting. Basically, I need a place (city/region) that provides a reason-for-being-there for both the gang from Death Proof (Kim, Zoë, Abernathy, and Lee--so, filming something) and the Losers (including Aisha and Roque, in this story neither dead nor treacherous, and their famblies--so, heistifying something), but I can't decide on where and what because I'm waffling on whether to set it more in the "real world", where Zoë Bell is Zoë Bell-muse-of-Quentin Tarantino, Clay smokes [some actual cigarette brand], and it becomes somehow relevant to the plot that Jensen resembles Chris Evans, or, as I'm leaning towards, in a sort of meta-fictional world that draws fake pop culture from various sources, where QT is perhaps manifested as Chester Rush, Clay smokes Red Apples, and it becomes somehow relevant to the plot that Jensen resembles Lucas Lee. The latter is inherently more hilarious and potentially a lot more fun and easter-eggy, but it's also more work for me because I have to decide not only how to weave together different fictional Hollywoods, etc., but also what "real world" pop culture icons to retain or fictionalize/satirize (for example, Pam Grier as Foxy Brown--keep or rename?). Either way I'm stuck deciding how closely I want Lee's career to mirror Mary Elizabeth Winstead's. I dunno. Any suggestions for filmable stories that require stunt women and driving that would help me narrow down shooting locations, as a starting place?

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YOU GUYS GUESS WHAT! Somebody ([personal profile] jessalae) made me a preeeesent! Well, I suppose it's not technically a present because I commissioned it in a fandom fundraiser (I'm a patron of the arts!), but IT IS AWESOME NONETHELESS. It's called Multiverse Criminology and it is a Community/Fringe crossover in which Evil!Abed and Troy create a Fringe event crossing into the Redverse, and are promptly rounded up by Altlivia & crew (including Altstrid, wonderful Altstrid), and it is pretty much perfect. The first sentence made me laugh out loud and it rolls along from there.

With that important bit of squee out of the way, I shall move on to the double crux (crotch?) of this post, to whit: falling into Avengers Movieverse fandom and my big shiny crush on Jeremy Renner, with many helpful videos and links, mostly about The Unusuals I LOVE THE UNUSUALSCollapse )

I think it's time for more icons. There, icon'd.

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05 February 2012 @ 09:39 pm
Hello rarewomen exchange partner! Thank you for making a present for me :) I am pretty easy to please when it comes to exchange fic; if it makes you happy to write I'm sure it will make me happy to read.

In terms of general preferences, I'm cool with gen and all kinds of 'ship fic (f/f and f/m and combinations thereof obviously being more relevant to this exchange than m/m, but poly or mono, platonic or romantic, kinky or vanilla, sexual or ace or other kinds of play, and any rating is fine), though I have a special fondness for queer/pansexual poly kinksters like meeee and I prefer complicated friendships and characters working out their boundaries and baggage to narratives where Twoo Wuv conquers whatever. Angst and crack are both welcome, though I would strongly prefer that you avoid glamourizing rape, drug and alcohol ab/use, and abusive relationship tropes (I know avoiding these themes entirely will be hard for some of these characters, but don't make like they're cool or sexy cuz I say from experience, they're not).

requests expanded: Sherlock Holmes (2009), Whip It, Parks and RecreationCollapse )

I . . . kinda really don't want to take this placeholder picture out, now. Falcon punch!

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05 February 2012 @ 03:14 am
Damnit are there no reasonably well-known horror movies of the 1980s left that have not yet been remade or sequelified? I feel like The Thing was the last one and that remake was seriously underwhelming (digital Thing, not nearly so squicky--maybe it's scary in 3D?), even with Mary Elizabeth Winstead going all Ripley.

[community profile] ante_up_losers is live! There are about 40 new stories in the exchange and scramble (treat) collections. I ended up finishing my assignment (somehow one of the longest stories I've ever posted, no really how did that happen? and probably never going to be as popular as the one I wrote last year) and four treats for different recipients (all below 1000 words each, mostly nearer the lower end of the rating scale, exhibiting a range of moods and 'ships but mostly talky gen fluff, one crossover that I am maybe not-so-casually considering expanding, to the point of checking [community profile] fandomcalendar for Big Bang events that I could count it towards); you can try to identify them, if you want, before the reveal on Tuesday.

Anyway, continuing from last post, trying vainly to show some fucking restraint damnit, more opinions about media!

Feature Films B: Captain America vs. X-Men First Class, and also MuppetsCollapse )

MusicCollapse )

Television Series: OngoingCollapse )

Television Series: Premiering pt 1: Arctic AirCollapse )

Television Series: Premiering pt 2: Bomb GirlsCollapse )

Television Series: Premiering pt 3: House of LiesCollapse )

Stay tuned for Festivids recs, if you, y'know, care.

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24 January 2012 @ 05:22 pm
This was supposed to be my More Joy Day post and then my Day After More Joy Day + Snowflake Day 13 post but then I had a fever and the [community profile] ante_up_losers draft deadline jumped around and also Life Is Hard, so I'm only getting to it now. Anyway, here are some of my Opinions about various media objects, some fresh, some stored up, mostly positive, sometimes with caveats and lots of parentheses.

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Feature Films A: Five Excellent Canadian Films That Not Enough People Talk About, Especially in C6D FandomCollapse )

. . . and I'm actually gonna break it there for now (and probably never finish it, knowing me), because this entry is once again much too long, and I have to let it go and move on to Day 14 (ask for help): I need a beta or team thereof! Most urgently for a fic for the Losers exchange that does live on Friday (augh how did this get so long it was supposed to be simple porn and also the ending feels really awkward), and also for some other projects (mostly [community profile] kink_bingo fic and vids at various stages of completion).

At least I'm feeling pretty good about my C6DVD exchange project.

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First things first: It's here it's here it's here it's here! [community profile] festivids! For the restavids! The masterlist of this year's vids is here, and you can use the tag sidebar to navigate this and previous years. I've got lots more I want to say about this year's vids (patterns in source and song choices, recs, etc.), but for now I'm going to stick to squeeing about MY TWO GIFT VIDS! I had no idea what to expect, after my requests went up for pinch-hitters twice before deadline, but I ended up receiving two lovely shiny vids all for my very own. They are, alphabetically by source and title, Fearless (Red), a gorgeously dreamy Ivan/Victoria vid (hearts, glowing hearts forever), and New In Town (Whip It), which is just, EEEEE, ear-to-ear grins, everything I love about that wonderful film boosted by a deliciously zippy song. Basically they are both MADE OF WIN. Go, watch, and leave glowing feedback!

You can also have a go at guessing which one I made (only one, after all; the treat I was working on did not happen in time though it will get posted eventually), if you want, though please play along and keep things anonymous on the Festivids community until reveal (February 4th). The music's a dead giveaway, I think, and I basically announced the fandom in a locked post not long ago so it's probably not much of a challenge for those who've been following for a while, but whatevs.

Snowflake challenge is officially over, but I still have a few days incomplete that I'd like to wrap up. Meant to do this last weekend (when Day 13, rec some canon, so conveniently nearly coincided with More Joy Day) but got distracted with stuff like cleaning and STRESS and finishing my [community profile] ante_up_losers fic (and asking it how the hell it's managed to be longer than the one I wrote last year when this was supposed to be simple PWP) and WATCHING ALL THE GREEN WING (so awesome), which brings me to . . .

Day 12 do-over! Not because I regret reccing Miranda, it's still a great series, but as I said last post the available fanworks are not really that effective as propaganda (although there is now a new best vid, thanks to Festivids, that provides a much more compelling WATCH THIS SHOW! intro/pitch--it's clearly Gary/Miranda but not in a schmaltzy way and it's got lots of Miranda+Stevie BFFs and some key Clive, Penelope, and Tilly moments too, and a great happy chosen-family-of-weirdos vibe overall, and I highly recommend it). Green Wing, for all that it too really must be experienced to be believed because it is revolutionary comedy awesome, is easier to appreciate in small, out-of-context portions. A stratigraphically rich (in Julian Rhind-Tutt's word, "levular") masterpiece of television created by Victoria Pile and other veterans of Smack the Pony (awesome sketch comedy made mostly by women) a genre hybrid that's as much hospital drama, but with as little medicine as possible while still making full use of the setting (filmed in two actual, operating hospitals, btw, shot almost guerilla-style around actual staff and patients going about their business) and sketch show full of sudden surreal digressions and random events as it is VERY after-the-watershed sitcom (ruder and less kind than Miranda, in every regard), shot mostly in long steadycam takes that speed up and slow down to emphasize body language, mask corpsing, and cover cuts between takes, with lots of improv and a fearless cast (especially Mark Heap, wow, and Pippa Haywood and Michelle Gomez and really everybody, but especially Mark Heap). The plots, if you try to describe them, are pure soap opera, but the ways the (mostly immature well beyond the poor communication skills regular hospital dramas seem to demand and in one way or another severely dysfunctional) characters get themselves into and out of and respond to the situations are ridiculously original and sometimes just ridiculous (Sue White WTFBBQ), such that it can produce both a slew of intensely 'shippy vids (mostly involving Caroline, Guy, and/or Mac; my favourite so far for editing and preserving the energy of the show is Mr. Brightside) as well as, well, this (the futuresoon vid of much kinetic hilarity that [personal profile] petra recced for Day 12 that first piqued my interest). As for fic, the talent pool is so far both broader and deeper than for Miranda in terms of AO3 entries; I looked at all 44 stories (yet ruled out reading all 22 Twitch City entries as being too many last week, no I don't know what is wrong with me but I'll correct that later) and my favourites are probably Medical Research (despite squicky "seduction using teen mag advice" premise; surprisingly sweet Boyce/Statham with some very clever touches), Are You Coming? (among the funniest of the many Guy/Mac entries), Two Guys in a Bar (among the most eloquently and sweetly poignant Guy/Mac entries), and Misty Watercolor Memories (among the tenderest post-finale Guy/Caroline\Mac stories--spoilers, obviously).

Other things that may be of interest:
The Multi-Fandom Cuddling Meme 2: Cuddle Harder
The Bechdel Test Comment Ficathon Episode II
Image of unwrapped, multicolored condoms, in rows, facing up. Text on image: Fandom Supports Scarleteen. Sex Ed for the real world.
Fandom Supports Scarleteen!
[dw community profile] scarleteenfans
Scarleteen.com has been the premier online sexuality resource for young people worldwide since 1998. Countless members of various fandoms have used information from Scarleteen when making fanworks, as well as in our own lives. They were there when we needed them. Now they need us.
Offer or bid on fanworks to support the best sex ed site on the web!
Auction closes January 23rd! Get your bids in now!

And now my asshole neighbours are attempting to hotbox the house again and my closed vents are doing fuck-all to stop it and I have to try to knock myself out with valerian root because I don't have the spoons to go anywhere else.

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10 January 2012 @ 11:05 pm
Ugh, last week. Don't even ask. (Seriously, don't.)

* Snowflake challenge, Days 3-10Collapse )

* Stolen from [personal profile] commodorified, because fun.
Pick up the nearest book to you.
Turn to page 45.
The first sentence describes your sex life in 2012.

I am not unusually surrounded by bookpiles so grabbed either the topmost or the most protuberant of the three closest, which were:
Come, Thou Tortoise by Jennifer Grant: "Here is something to do if you are unslept and have a ponytail: Bring that ponytail around under your nose like a moustache."
Pretty in Punk: 25 Punk, Rock, and Goth Knitting Patterns by Alyce Benevides and Jaqueline Milles with photos by Rob Benevides: [full-page photograph of a young white woman with downcast eyes crouching gargoyle-fashion on what appears to be a rooftop in front of a background of industrial twilight (low sun, orange sky, tattered clouds, and shabby buildings) wearing a black leather aviator's cap with goggles, silver eye makeup, spiked collar with ring, black fabric bat wings, layered fishnets and ripped pantyhose, bikerish boots, and the featured knitting pattern, a "cobweb-inspired" "loose-knit tight-fit holey jumper" called "Goth Girl", over a black tank top]
The Slave by Laura Antoniou: "'Now,' he said, when she returned, 'you're in serious trouble.'"

* More Joy Day is coming up on Thursday. I have some ideas about what I'm going to do.

* Handmade meme people (you remember who you are?) who have not already PMed me with your addresses, please do so soon. I have or shortly will have stuff to mail you.

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Title: Jealous of Your Cigarette
Music: "Jealous of Your Cigarette" by Hawksley Workman
Length: 2:35
Video source(s): *deep breath* Better Than Chocolate, Black Snake Moan, Blade Runner, Bound, Charlie's Angels, Clay Pigeons, Confidence, Death Proof, Dirty Pretty Things, Domino, Eastern Promises, Fight Club, Gattaca, Ginger Snaps, Grease, Hard Core Logo, Heathers, Kalifornia, Kill Bill Vol. 2, Lock Stock & Two Smoking Barrels, Men with Brooms, New Waterford Girl, Out of Sight, Planet Terror, Prey for Rock & Roll, Pulp Fiction, Push, Reservoir Dogs, Secretary, Shortbus, Smokin' Aces, St. Trinian's, Strange Days, Stranger Than Fiction, Suspicious River, The Usual Suspects, Walk the Line, Watchmen, Wilby Wonderful, Women in Trouble, X-Men, X-Men 2: X-Men United, Young People Fucking . . . I think that's all of them?
Character(s): um . . . lots
Kink(s): drugs/aphrodisiacs
Summary: Frenetic multi-fandom vid of smoking (mostly cigarettes, some spliffs and cigars) in Western/English-language (mostly North American) feature films


How does a lifetime non-smoker and longtime anti-smoking nag reconcile knowing the dangers and hating the smell of tobacco smoke with finding the visual and auditory sensory dimensions (at least on film) painfully sexy? I still don't know.
Notes: Contains some shots of underage or canonically related characters that were not necessarily originally sexual but appear sexualized in this context; a few shots of self-harm with lighters or lit things (or many, if you count inhaling carcinogens etc.); various nonconsensual actions (blowing smoke in someone's face, taking away their cigarette, shaking them, lighting a cigarette off their burning hand, etc.). Also lots of quick cuts, sped-up clips, flares of light, and some specifically NSFW images and audio. Basically, ALL THE NOTES.
I was going to wait to post this with the other vids I'm making for that line (yes I am going for a five vid line during amnesty) but looked at the project again tonight while finishing my Festivid and decided it was ready to post. Did not know how to remove letterboxing when I was clipping for this video, not going to go back and correct it now. Big thanks to everybody who suggested sources for me to look at, and know that if your suggestion did not make it in it's not because it wasn't good (I just hit and then fell over the point of TOO MUCH SOURCE).

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04 January 2012 @ 09:47 pm
Day 2
In your own space, post a rec for at least three fanworks that you did not create. Drop a link to your post in the comments. See if you can rec fanworks that are less likely to be praised: tiny fandoms, rare pairings, fanworks other than stories, lesser known kinks or tropes. Find fanworks that have few to no comments, or creators new to a particular fandom and maybe aren't well known or appreciated. Appreciate them.

While it's emotionally easier to rec works by other people, it is logistically more difficult (pool of things to choose from the first day: stuff made by me; pool of things to choose from for this one: EVERYTHING ELSE IN THE WORLD). I have decided to take a slightly crooked approach by tying this into the following two days and reccing three totally awesome people who you should deffo check out and maybe think about following. None of them are new to fandom or particularly obscure or unknown, though they do all at least dabble in small fandoms.

First in reverse-alphabetical order (while we're being arbitrary) is [personal profile] toft, whom I met online I think after [personal profile] nixwilliams (also awesome) recorded her poem The Lay of the Turkey and the Moose about Robarts Library (a giant concrete "peacock" full of books on campus at U of T) and the moose silhouette across the street, for the bukkake square on her card back in the very first round of Kink Bingo (when we were young and carefree [ha] and bukkake was a square), and then met in person through other new mutual friends when I moved to Toronto that same summer. Toft is amazing and brilliant and an astonishingly talented storyteller and also one of the funniest people you will ever meet. Toft didn't post many fics last year (though the ones she did were mostly very long and uniformly very good) so if that's your primary interest in subscribing you might be disappointed (though the back catalogue is not empty), but every post is worth reading. She also periodically posts curated collections of favourites from fandomsecrets.

Second is [personal profile] petra, who wrote the fic that I think I have recced more than any other and in more diverse circumstances (barring perhaps Toft's poem above): Were He Not Romeo Called, which is Patrick/Sarah (Slings and Arrows S2) in which Patrick is a trans man, that fits rather beautifully into canon (to me it is canon) on an emotional level . . . it's in some ways so simple, and so small, and yet it's so precise--really a beautiful little story. Petra also writes poetry (mostly limericks), a skill that I greatly admire especially because it is one I feel I do not possess, and posts such other amazing sundry things as Authorial Math (fascinating and prompted some scintillating and polite debate) and A proposed amendment to Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo. Tasty brainmeats!

And third is one of my faaaavourite writers of the decade, [personal profile] helens78, who I am again reccing not just for the fanfic (although it is always good and appears rather frequently), but also for the podfic, original novels, cat pictures and anecdotes, liveblogs of awful movies and other delicious meta, and other awesome stuff like, for example, this one-take acoustic Ani DiFranco cover. Kinky knitter solidarity high-fives!

Can't do the other two right now because I am freaking out about my asshole landlords. Maybe there will be spoons tomorrow.

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Flesh made Word
Way back in the day (the day of October, before laptop died and had to be replaced), I offered my mix-compiling services in the helpsomalia auction, and got myself bought up by karraparis and [personal profile] hazelwho, who each asked for different C6D fandoms, characters, and prompts/premises (well, H gave me options and I chose to go with something different) that (in my head at least) dovetailed rather nicely, thematically. Hence: two separate music mixes, posted together, exploring similar angsty ideas re: confusion, deception, self-doubt and self-destruction, compromised self-integrity and questioning identity, and complicated, maybe unwise, sexual connections. They each come with a little ficlet for context and yes, they both contain songs by two separate Ontario bands/artists with "mannequin" in their names, among other artist overlaps.

Links, covers, prompt details, and track listings behind the cuts.

due South Dollhouse!AU Fraser/Kowalski mix for karraparis: If We"re Not Horses . . .Collapse )

Battlestar Galactica (2003) Kara/Leoben mix for [personal profile] hazelwho: No Two SnowflakesCollapse )

[personal profile] dragovianknight, I have started working on your writing mix and hope to have something ready for you soon. My apologies for the delay. podfic_lover, I've been waiting for a quiet day at home to record your stories without much success, but I hope to get to them soon.

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