tangeriner: (x-men: psylocke)
In your own space, share something non-fannish about yourself. A passion or a hobby or a talent, something that people might not know about you. We are more than just our fandoms. Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your post if you feel comfortable doing so.

A passion: I'm way into art, and I consider myself an artist even if I haven't dabbled in more traditional media for a decade at least (and have chosen to direct my creative energies elsewhere, mostly into writing and cosplay). The first thing I do when visiting a new city (if time allows) is head to the nearest art gallery. I've been in exactly one professional art exhibition, at a local gallery years ago, and I'm still super proud I was accepted. My favourite artists include Auguste Rodin, Raphael, Alex Colville, Aubrey Beardsley and Alphonse Mucha, and I tend to squee thoroughly whenever I discover a piece during my travels by any one of them.
tangeriner: (x-factor: moneterry)
In your own space, pimp three comms or challenges and explain why you love them. Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your post if you feel comfortable doing so.

1. [livejournal.com profile] ricstar -- this community, for a very tiny sub-section of fandom, is super awesome!  It's more like an X-Factor community, though has an obvious focus on Rictor and Shatterstar (the OTP of my life).  You get issue summaries/reviews, discussions about issues, scans, fanmixes, fanfic, fanart, news about the creators, etc.  Everyone is really friendly, encouraging and chatty. 

2.  [livejournal.com profile] castlegloria -- another tiny fandom community for the manga From Eroica With Love.  It's actually still pretty active (in the context of a tiny fandom).  Stories, discussions, updates about the creator, art, etc.  I, by chance, you've never read in the From Eroica With Love fandom, consider giving it a try either in this comm or on AO3 -- Dorian and Klaus are brilliant together. 

3.  [livejournal.com profile] yuletide -- yuletide is so much fun, that I encourage everyone to give it a try.  It's huge, yes, but there's a space for everyone.  And you might get totally lucky and receive all the Daken stories in the world or the sexiest Hank/Jake story on the planet!  I literally love writing for other people, and this is really the only fic exchange that applies to my fandoms (the majority of which are small). 

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Stretch yourself a little and try something new. Go play in a new fandom or with a new pairing. Try working in a new medium. Or consume different fanworks. Give that new fandom a go. Listen to a podfic or watch some vids if you haven't before. Leave a comment in this post saying you did it.

So I am determined to make a vid, but that's down the road somewhat. Instead, I listened to podfic for the first time! I stuck to Rictor/Shatterstar stories and listened to tinypinkmouse_podfic read Not Quite a Typical Day (But Pretty Damn Close) [Podfic] and Rain, Rain, Don't Go Away [Podfic] (both awesome stories written by [livejournal.com profile] settiai). It was really nice to just lie in bed and listen.

I feel good that I finally gave podfic a chance. \o/ As a side effect of spending a decade and a half unable to speak without stuttering and being made fun of whenever I was forced to speak against my will, I tend to strongly associate reading out loud with public humiliation (even though I am more or less completely fluent now, except when I am overly tired or being recorded).
tangeriner: (x-factor: siryn)
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. Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your wish-list if you feel comfortable doing so. Maybe someone will grant a wish. Check out other people's posts. Maybe you will grant a wish. If any wishes are granted, we'd love it if you link them to this post.

1. I would love a Rictor/Shatterstar first time story written for me, because guh.

2. A sorta, I dunno, standing-offering to look at/beta Rictor/Shatterstar fic. It's such a small pocket of fandom, and so different from how it was in popslash (where I had several enthusiastic sounding boards or people suggesting fic ideas). I do get nervous sometimes about my stories!

3. Icons! Of stuff I like! (See profile).

4. I want to know more about vidding! What are your favourite vids that totally define vidding for you? Are there any Vidding 101/Vidding for Beginners resources floating around? Which programs are the best to use?

5. Suggestions for new conventions to attend! Any fannish ones I should add to the schedule? I'm headed to Otakon in Baltimore in August 2013, and I've been to San Diego Comic Con, but what others would you suggest!

6. Art for any of my fic, because art is awesome!
tangeriner: (excalibur: tangerine)
Comment to someone you haven't ever interacted with before or introduce yourself to someone you've interacted with and friend/follow them. Afterwards, leave a comment in this post with the equivalent of "I did it!"

This is actually the most challenging thing I could be asked to do, and I almost skipped it, but then I said, self, dammit, there are so many awesome people floating around, so I friended a couple people whose journals I've been snooping around in for a while (*waves*), and I commented on a goodly number of fic and even one vid. I'm going to continue this -- connect with more fannish people, and give more feedback. Everyone wins. This is New Years Resolution #3.
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So, I think I went to a circus once, in the mid-80s, but I could just be making that up. So I am brainstorming publicly! In case there is something very not-circusy about Cirque de X-Factor!

The circus is currently being sued by Fox ... )


In other news, uploaded a few more older stories to AO3 today, both in the Young Heroes in Love fandom. I don't blame anyone who might never have heard of it. It's a DC Comics series from mid-nineties, that was cancelled after 18 issues. It had one of the first same-sex couples in comics that I knew of (though, iirc, they literally got together in the last issue). It's never been released as a trade (which is a crying shame).

I was very dramatic in my younger years. While I appreciate my enthusiasm, I need to edit a few of these stories before I'm willing to add them to AO3.
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I've been lurking around my fandoms, looking for new stuff (easy -- many talented folks) and new people (hard -- I am so shy even online), and I found this:

Uncanny X-Force #18: Dark Angel's End (4 words) by sophoslight
Fandom: X-Men (Comicverse), X-Force (Comics), Uncanny X-Force (Comics)
Rating: Mature
Warning: Graphic Depictions Of Violence, Major Character Death
Characters: Warren Worthington III, Elizabeth Braddock, Fantomex, Apocalypse - Character, Psylocke, Archangel, Angel

MASSIVE spoilers for the end of the Dark Angel Saga, but possibly the most perfect thing I've ever watched -- the issue destroyed me, but reading it with music?  I totally cried. I did.  And then I laid on my bed and felt only despair for the next ten minutes. 


In other news,I've decided to do the plus sign for my [community profile] trope_bingo card (you can see it here).  Tropes I will be terrible at: animal transformation, circus, steampunk.  Tropes I already had bunnies for anyway: fuck or die, all-human, locked in.  Free space will either be amnesia or accidental baby acquisition, I think. 


I'm watching The Terminator.  It turns out I've never actually seen The Terminator.  I guess I just assumed I had.  Hmm.

tangeriner: (x-men: psylocke)
Taking advantage of my bronchitis, and cleaning out my WIPs!

New fic:

Catch You Unaware (3976 words) by Tangerine
Fandom: Samurai Champloo
Rating: Mature
Warning: Author Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Jin/Mugen
Characters: Jin (Samurai Champloo), Mugen, Kasumi Fuu
Summary: Mugen catches Jin unaware.

In other news, Livejournal is starting to drive me nuts.  Let me crosspost, dammit.  I'm too lazy to do it manually. D:
tangeriner: (ricstar: ric & shatty blur)
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.

Recs for Wallflower Series, X-Force, Dark Avengers and The Authority ... )
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In your own space, post a rec for at least three fanworks that you have created. It can be your favorite fanworks that you've created, or fanworks you feel no one ever saw, or fanworks you say would define you as a creator. Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your post if you feel comfortable doing so.

Recs for X-Force, Wallflower Series, and Dead Zone ... )
tangeriner: (excalibur: tangerine)
Thanks to [archiveofourown.org profile] DeliaIsNotMyName for Closer and Ares: Father of the Year and [archiveofourown.org profile] Hllangel for Pocket Aces. I probably re-read each of them, like, 20 times each.  At least. 

I wrote:

Heartlines (10373 words) by Tangerine for [archiveofourown.org profile] CheshirePrime 
Fandom: X-Factor (Comics)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warning: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Monet St. Croix/Theresa Cassidy
Characters: Monet St. Croix, Theresa Cassidy, Layla Miller, Jamie Madrox, Longshot (X-Men), Julio Richter, Shatterstar, Lorna Dane
Summary: Monet is bad at exactly three things: emotions, magic, and cheesecake.

I spent 16 hours straight one weekend, re-reading X-Factor, to prepare.  Such a hardship, I know.  Then I spent ages trying to figure out Monet's convoluted family history (no time to re-read Generation X ... and pretty sure I barely understood it in the first place).   Then I ate a lot of cheesecake, because when you write about cheesecake, you must eat it, too.  Then I finally finished it, even though I had to cut scenes.

[livejournal.com profile] yuletide is awesome!

As a plus side to the reveal, I an finally comment on the other two X-Factor (Comics) stories, Fearless by [livejournal.com profile] thinlizzy2 and Blink by [livejournal.com profile] misachan, which are both awesome [livejournal.com profile] ricstar stories.  I'm the worst sneaky person there is (and I spell like such an obvious Canadian ack), so I just avoided my favourite fandom in the entire history of fandoms for an entire week!  Woe.  That was hard. 

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I've decided to do the [community profile] snowflake_challenge too:

I will be more involved in fandom this year. That is New Year Resolution #2. I like it here. You guys are my peeps.
tangeriner: (ricstar: second kiss (i think))
So I have managed to miss every fannish bingo in the history of fannish bingos ... until now! Not because I am any more aware of fannish activity, but because I am copying [personal profile] jet and signing up for [community profile] trope_bingo !

My card ... )

I'm going for two lines, I think. Maybe. We'll see. I'm determined to do this 100% Rictor/Shatterstar, too. Consider this my 2013 resolution -- write moar fic, dammit.
tangeriner: (excalibur: tangerine)
Merry Christmas! Happy Holidays! Joyeux Noël! And yaaaaay [livejournal.com profile] yuletide day!

I got three stories! omg! So awesome!

First up, the official Yuletide assigned story:

Closer (1903 words) by Anonymous
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Dark Avengers (Comic), Dark Wolverine (Comics)
Rating: Mature
Warning: Graphic Depictions Of Violence
Relationships: Daken Akihiro/Johnny Storm, Bullseye (comics)/Daken
Characters: Daken Akihiro, Johnny Storm, Bullseye (comics)
Summary: "Lester had seen some fucked up things in his fucked up life, so walking into his kitchen to see a dead man eating the last of his pudding didn't even make the top ten list."

My two Daken OTPs, in one story.  ♥ .  It's bittersweet, exactly the way Daken stories have to be.  Also, I clearly have some sort of healing factor kink, which I've suspected for a long time.  

My treats:

Ares: Father of the Year (1141 words) by Anonymous
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Dark Avengers (Comic)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warning: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Daken Akihiro, Ares (comics), Alexander Aaron, Mac Gargan, Noh-Varr
Summary: "You're kidding me. He works for a lunatic like Norman Osborne, he's the fucking God of War, and he's doing domestic shit like putting his kid's pictures up in the communal kitchen?"

"You know how proud papas are," Mac said. "Oh, wait, I guess you don't."

Daken and his daddy issues.  Also bittersweet (Daken theme), especially in light of the recent Uncanny X-Force series.  Lots of humorous bits from the other Dark Avengers. 

Pocket Aces (1890 words) by Anonymous
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman
Rating: Explicit
Warning: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Jake Slicker/Hank Lawson
Characters: Jake Slicker, Hank Lawson
Summary: Hank's never been one to bluff, and this time he's all in.

The Hank voice in this is spot-on.  There's one particular exchange where I swear I could hear it in my head.  I'm also possibly gonna blush for the rest of my life whenever I watch Dr. Quinn (halfway through season four!). 

Hope everyone has a wonderful day! 

tangeriner: (ricstar: shatty buns)
Well, managed to get my [livejournal.com profile] yuletide done.  It's not my longest, but it is pretty long. Hopefully, I can get some treats written this weekend. That would be awesome, because usually I'm travelling (and it's verrrry dangerous to write fic and drive -- I'm bad enough with the mental fic musings).

I've seen a few people do this, so I would like to do it, too.

The history of my Yuletide stories ... )

Tally thus far:
  • 3 in lit fandoms (1 fantasy and 2 historical romance)
  • 1 in video game fandoms
  • 2 in comic fandoms
  • 2 in manga fandoms
  • 1 in TV fandom
Is Yuletide here yet???
tangeriner: (x-men: psylocke)
Thanks to my usual pre-[livejournal.com profile] yuletide shenanigans, instead of writing the story (3500 words so far), I'm screwing around with things I've procrastinated on! I finally set up my dreamwidth journal, imported all my entries from lj, stole [livejournal.com profile] settiai's crosspost blurb with permission, and wrote this entry!

Unrelated, I saw Pitch Perfect today, months after everyone else. I think I shipped the entire cast of characters. There better be fic for it in [livejournal.com profile] yuletide or I will be the saddest ever. This sad, in fact: (((((((((((((. (<-- Hockey RPF joke).

I was waxing poetic to [livejournal.com profile] pebblin about the new Uncanny X-Force team. Psylocke, Storm, Eva, Spiral, and, um, Puck (yeah, I don't know either, just roll with it, guys). The more I think about it, the more excited I get. And Storm has her mohawk back. :3
tangeriner: (ricstar: second kiss (i think))
It is, for the record, hard to focus on your [livejournal.com profile] yuletide story with a heating pad wrapped around your calf with a scarf. For instance, writing makes me thirsty, but I have to unplug myself if I want a drink and walk around with a plug tucked into my pants (so I don't trip and/or step on the plug and feel the unholy pain that usually accompanies such an action).

My life, folks.

(Dave the Physiotherapist seems to think it's sciatica which, argh, fml).

Finally read Avengers vs. X-Men! Let me talk about that! )

My only complaint about comics right now is all my titles on bi-weekly schedules -- I am not this organised! I cannot keep up with you!

Also, if anyone is interested in a holiday card, I still haven't done them (this weekend, I swear) so there is still time to receive one!
tangeriner: (x-men: smile warren)
In real life news, none of my worst case scenarios for my leg are apparently true. Background: for about six weeks, getting gradually worse, my right leg has suffered from searing pain. Like, I didn't even know the definition of searing pain before, but I know it now. I tried my usual approach (grin and bear it and wait it out), but it failed utterly (it takes me 20 minutes to get a sock on wtf). Finally I went to the walk-in clinic, and after moving my leg around and me swearing at him in stupid ways (curses! fiddlesticks! shooooot!) the doctor thinks it's not anything on my short list (varicose veins, deep vein thrombosis, sciatica) and is just a really mangled ligament! That got mangled doing absolutely nothing! Because I have no memory of hurting my leg at all! So now I have drugs and a physio appointment next Monday. Hurrah.

In other news, I would like to talk about Uncanny X-Force for just one second ... )

Okay, I got that off my chest, but now let me talk about Wolverine and the X-Men. )

The only comic I currently feel secure about is X-Factor (a. because everyone who is going to leave has already left and b. PAD is on record that neither Rictor nor Shatterstar are going to die). And All New X-Men, because it just started. Comics, why do you hurt me so bad???

I went a little nuts with the Steam Fall Sale. And by nuts, I mean I have 5 games I can't download until late December, because I'll go over my bandwidth cap and have to pay money to my marginally evil ISP. But so many new games to play! So far, Mass Effect is pretty awesome.
tangeriner: (x-men: psylocke)
Finally, after 13 months, I've finally mostly unpacked my apartment. More or less. I for serious hate organising paperwork. On the plus side, I found 9 rolls of tape, so I should be good for a while. Next order of business is to further organise the comic collection, because I have 2.5 longboxes of random minis and one shots all crammed in together.

Also, managed to complete my Daken trades collection. Thank you, Wikipedia, for providing awesome reading lists. I used to be a much more organised fan, but those days are long gone. I did manage to get All New x-Men added to my subscription, though. Original X-Men! Brought to modern time! One of my favourite cliches! It's also supposed to be really good, which yay yay yay. Though I buy all the X-Men titles, I am really only into X-Factor, Uncanny X-Force, Astonishing X-Men, and Wolverine and the X-Men with any level of fannish enthusiasm.

I'm all caught up on Teen Wolf, after gorging myself on it last weekend when [livejournal.com profile] placidia visited. NEED MOAR NOW. I'd forgotten how fun it is to watch fannish stuff with fannish peeps, when we're both interested in the fandom and the stories and the vids and the everything slashy. Popslash was really good for that. /nostalgia.

Oh, and I finally got a tumblr. Still do not understand wtf is going on half the time, but I like the pictures people post. Mostly got it because I was tired of having to check, like, 9 ones separately. Haven't actually posted anything, because I am still dubious, but so many pictures of Rictor and Shatterstar kissing!
tangeriner: (ricstar: the most handsome of shattersta)
So [livejournal.com profile] yuletide assignments have gone out, and wow, I am pretty excited. This particular offer took me right out of my comfort zone, and I knew it, but signed up for it anyway, because I had stories in me! And this one in particular is one I've always wanted to write, so. \o/

In other news, waiting for a [livejournal.com profile] placidia to arrive, so she can dance with her dance peeps, and I can make her watch more Teen Wolf with me.

Zzzzz. So tired. What a long week.
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