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What with the craziness of LJ/6A floating around over the past week (i.e. freaks who can't make up their damned minds and we get punished for it), I'm just gonna post this tidbit for personal satisfaction & to cheer my own self up, and anyone who wants to pick it up, feel free to spread the love.

Five Fics I'd Want With Me Were I Stranded On A Deserted Island:

WARNING: I READ SLASH!!

1. SECRETS by VORABIZA, from the Harry Potter fandom. Yes that's right, I said Harry Potter, the fandom that likely sparked off 6A to begin with. This fic is unarguably THE best post-HBP fic out there, IMO. It hits all my favorite themes in HP - Harry/Draco, Severus/Remus, Severus-as-mentor-to-Harry, Harry actively uniting all his allies against Voldemort, attitudes & characterizations engaging & spot on - THIS is the way I'd've wanted the seventh book to go, and there is no way anyone should pass up reading this. A staggeringly rich 62 chapters in all, Vorabiza weaves together so many small canon elements into a unified, detailed original whole. I'd recommend you set aside a weekend if you feel like reading it all in one go, as once you get into it, you'll find it impossible to stop yourself going back and re-reading your favorite bits in the middle of the story, it's built that well.

You wanna find it? Search for the author here:
The Silver Snitch I :: All slash, all the time : http://www.thesilversnitch.net/tss1/index.php
OR
skyehawke dot com archives : http://archive.skyehawke.com/

2. THE IDENTICAL SERIES by LANNING COOK, from Smallville. All right, who DOESN'T know this brilliant piece of fic? 'Tis only the best Clex out there! Straight on AU from the first season, before the writers really started messing with our beloved megalomaniac millionaire and super-powered alien future superhero, though Lanning is so creative with both the characters we know and love as well as her amazing OC's (Eli ROCKS!), Identical can be seamlessly substituted for canon. And, yeah, maybe I'm cheating just a bit by naming the entire series instead of just one of the stories (I'd settle for Alliance if I had to, as it's the longest story to date, and there's such a lot going on in it, I'd have a long wait before finally getting bored with it.), but really, put all the stories together, you'd probably get a decent 600 page paperback easy, which - not bragging! Fact! - I could finish in 3 days without breaking a sweat. NEED MORE.

You wanna find it?
Author's Archive of Our Own page: Lanning Cook's Fiction : http://archiveofourown.org/users/Lanning/pseuds/Lanning

3. CROSSOVER ALERT!!! STORM SIGNS TRILOGY by LEGION, a Quantum Leap/The Sentinel crossover. Yeah, OLD! Honestly, these were my two original slash fandoms, and Storm Signs, a spin-off AU inspired by the amazing saraid's 'Panther Tales' universe, combines all the things I loved best while correcting a lot of what made many of us rip our hair out by the roots when these shows ended - terribly unsatisfactorily on my account, I dunno 'bout the rest of you. Storm Signs is MRM (Must Read Material), and even though I am hardly active in these fandoms any longer (I glance back from time to time, but don't hang out much), I can pull this out on a rainy day with no problems. Heh, and the reason I named the Storm Signs Trilogy is cuz I actually have the zine, though it is out on the 'net now, so I'd simply grab that instead of choosing one story out of the three.

You wanna find it?
Author's Site: Legion's Hidey Hole : http://www.squidge.org/%7Etheforest/legion/legion.html
under Other Fandoms & Crossovers

4. THE BIG PICTURE by CESPERANZA, from The Dead Zone - my obligatory contribution to obscure fandoms/pairings, as this is ultimately Johnny/Walt, and a beautifully done Johnny/Walt, at that. First off, no one dies! Always a cheap way to break up a canon triangle, IMO, I really admire the handling of the whole Johnny/Sarah/Walt break-up thing - especially NOW, when TPTB DID kill off Walt (GRRR!), so Speranza gets extra brownies from me for this. Next, the build-up of the J/W relationship is subtle, as far from saccharine as is possible to get, and the rooming together thing tickles me to death! It's very difficult for me to express my full love for the sheer lovely brilliance of this fic, and that's yet to take into account the main plot - which isn't the impending future Armageddon, but concerns Johnny, Walt, & Sarah's son J.J. Even if you don't really know TDZ, Speranza has included a succinct tutorial of the TV series at the top of this fic on her site that fills in everything you need to fully enjoy it.

You wanna find it?
Author's Site: Speranza's Fiction : http://trickster.org/speranza/
under Dead Zone, of course!

5. TRANSCENDENTAL by shalott a.k.a astolat, from Stargate: Atlantis. This is the fic, the first I can remember, that really pulled me into the McKay/Sheppard ranks of fans - I saw it on the show, went looking for it in fic, and found Transcendental, to my everlasting delight. Now, I selected this fic after a long and terrible struggle - because, my GOD! the sheer number of brilliant, talented authors in the SGA fandom is mind-boggling - purely because, as the meme title states, I can see myself able to enjoy it even after a long stretch on a desert island. It is pure first season, utilizes all the characters we've met on the expedition and in the Pegasus Galaxy to a terrific extent (one, sadly, no longer seen in the actual show), and gives great Rodney/John interaction, whether as colleagues, friends, or heh, more - a fic is always made more entertaining with these two than without.

You wanna find it?
Author's Site: Intimations : http://www.intimations.org/
click on Fanfic, under Stargate: Atlantis

Honorable Mention!
L.M. GRIFFIN a.k.a. WREN's spectacularly lovely Pirates of the Caribbean THE MATTER OF RULES Story Arc! Includes: 'Men of Our Word', 'Acts of Piracy', and 'Rooting For You' as the main trilogy, with 'Swept Away' containing side stories and spin-offs. That's right, it IS Jack Sparrow/James Norrington, and the best thing is, it's set after the best, first movie, so we don't have to deal with whatever we disliked in the subsequent movies. Yay! This is THE story that single-handedly pulled me into the exclusive Sparrington love!

To Be Found: Bella Donna : http://noiresensus.com/potc/index.html
which is actually part of the Noire Sensus site, so if you don't wanna navigate, this is her author page: http://noiresensus.com/authors/a_lmgriffin.html

P.S.
Notice I provide all external links, nothing on LJ. Might be the smartest thing to do, in light of current circumstances.
sunrunner: (killthem?)
In no particular order:

Burn Notice - Spies! So clever.

Monk - speaks for itself.

Psych - too funny, srsly!

Doctor Who - uh, duh? ^_^

Eureka - smart, pretty, AND funny!
sunrunner: (killthem?)

They fuck you up, your mum and dad.
They may not mean to, but they do.
They fill you with the faults they had
  And add some extra, just for you.
But they were fucked up in their turn
  By fools in old-style hats and coats,
Who half the time were soppy-stern
  And half at one another's throats.
Man hands on misery to man.
  It deepens like a coastal shelf.
Get out as early as you can,
  And don't have any kids yourself
.

 

by Phillip Larkin  - This Be the Verse

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You know when you're in the store and you find something you like, something you consider special enough to set aside for a time when it'll be really necessary - that one really bad day or horrid person or last straw in a long line of straws - that'll perk you right up with only the anticipation of it when you finally get the chance to enjoy it fully?

And you know when someone else comes along and swipes it like such feelings of yours never really mattered in the first place? Without so much as a by-you-leave-sirrah, or a 'Does this belong to anyone who might miss it?' or a can I please?

That sort of REALLY induces the exact type of feeling the thing was put aside to alleviate in the first place.

Not even an apology. Just a blank look and a 'Well, it was for our neighbor ...' (whom I love dearly, to be scrupulously honest, but am disinclined to feel charitably towards at this precise moment in time).

Which wouldn't have helped, much. The lack of consideration was too blatant, too, well, hypocritical coming from this particular person, and I'm starting to get sick of it. It's the second such "huge" incident in as many weeks, but many little things that you think I would be immune to, having been around this person my whole life, have seemed to be building up lately to annoying levels.

i.e. I would like to haul off and smack 'em.

*sigh*

I thought writing it out would help, but now I'm rather despondent.
sunrunner: (3AR-1)
Yeah, oddly, I woke up dizzy on the 4th. Why? I dunno. Maybe I had a mini-stroke in my sleep or something.

Nah, more likely my iron levels are off or something. Still, I haven't stopped being dizzy, and I haven't done anything out of my regular routine that would cause it, so if it is my vitamin or mineral count, I gotta check with a doctor, because I take a One-A-Day to keep my iron levels from dipping too low.

>_< I really hope it's that, or some inner ear thing throwing my balance off - though, again, no ear pain signalling an infection. At least not the kind I usually get.

I just have bad pictures running through my mind of blockages causing oxygen deprivation and serious sh*t like that. My pessimism shines through, anyway.

I hate going to the doctor.

Repress, deny, procrastinate.
sunrunner: (MEOW)
http://bookshop.livejournal.com/834653.html?nc=27

There is no reason, no excuse, that will ever be acceptable for this or anything like it. My next life, I'd rather be a cat than a member of a race that does shit like this and then IGNORES IT!!! Humanity BITES.
sunrunner: (SoulCancer)
... when I drop out of certain fandoms for certain OTHER fandoms, and don't go back to even look around for ages and AGES!

http://elsie.livejournal.com/72090.html

Just the collected links in one person's LJ to [livejournal.com profile] mistful's a.k.a. Maya's fantabulous AU Harry Potter/Draco Malfoy fic "If You've A Ready Mind". All from Draco's POV, but a Draco who was placed into Ravenclaw instead of Slytherin, and how that turned certain events on their heads, and how apparently some events were unavoidable no matter what.

Serious crack for the serious addict.

Quiz! Yay!

Jun. 3rd, 2007 01:39 am
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I read a fleet's worth of fic in an ocean's worth fandoms, and though I save stuff to memory or bookmarks, I don't relly rec, and I thought I'd like to try putting up a rec every now and then of my favorite stories. Just to remind myself that I found so-and-so's story remarkable for one reason or another.

BTW, I read slash. Like, A LOT. (Yes, that was a warning, mon Genius.)

Hmm, which fandom to start with? Well, in honor of the recent debut of the third movie and final part of the franchise (which I had the pleasure of seeing twice on opening weekend - and which sent me straight for the FixIt!fics), I'll rec my new fav that picks up from where Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End leaves off.

String Theory by [livejournal.com profile] manic_intent

Four parts up, on-going WIP, promises to get even better than the opening chapters - which I am already dreaming about, so that tells you right there how hooked I am. A snarky living ship that can manifest herself in human form, quarrelsome gods, stormy deceased-yet-thoroughly-British ex-Admiraldores and pirates wot can't hold on ta their own ships Above or Below for all that they are 'Good Men'. Heh, and a whole host o' other stuf that I'll have to re-read the story ifna I wanna r'member.
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Smallville ep. 6x20 "Noir" made me laugh my head off. Can't take this show any other way nowadays.

Supernatural ep. 2x20 "What Is and What Should Never Be" made me cry. Real face-crumpling, snot-running, supra-ultra-sucks-out-loud upset crying. POOR DEAN!!!!!!

And the preview made me scream.

I scared my cat and made my dog leave the room.
sunrunner: (MEOW)
This is - I have few words, none of them mentionable in polite company.

*dies*



You're a 90's kid if:

You've ever ended a sentence with the word "PSYCHE!"

You just cant resist finishing this... "Iiiiiiin west philladelphia born and raised..."

You remember TGIF on ABC. Step by Step, Family Matters, Dinosaurs, and Boy Meets World.

"Miss Susie had a steam boat, the steam boat had a bell..miss suzie went to heaven the steamboat went to hell_o operator please give me number 9 and if you disnconnect me i'll kick you from behind the fridgerator, there was a piece of glass, miss suzie sat upon it and broke her little ass_k me no more questions, please tell me no more lies the boys are in the bathroom zipping up their flies, are in the city the bees are in the park .......................... miss suzie and her boyfriend are kissing in the D-A-R-K- D-A-R-K D-A-R-K dark dark dar dar da dark"

You remember when Kurt Cobain, 2Pac, River Phoenix, and Selena died.

You know that "WOAH" comes from Joey from "Blossom" and that "How Rude!" comes from Stephanie from "Full House"

You remember when it was actually worth getting up early
on a Saturday to watch cartoons.

You got super excited when it was Oregon Trail day in computer class at school.

You remember reading "Goosebumps"

You took plastic cartoon lunch boxes to school.

You danced to "Wannabe" by the Spice Girls, Females: had a new motto, Males: got a whole lot gay-er. (so tell me what you want, what you really really want.)

You remember the craze, then the banning of slap bracelets and slam books.

You still get the urge to say "NOT" after (almost) every sentence...Not...

You used to listen to the radio all day long just to record "Your FAVORITE song of ALL time"

Where in the world is Carmen San Diego? was both a game and a TV game show.

Captain Planet.

You knew that Kimberly, the pink ranger, and Tommy, the green Ranger were meant to be together.

When playing power rangers with friends you fought over who got to be who............and still all ended up being Tommy.

You remember when super nintendo's became popular.

You always wanted to send in a tape to America's Funniest Home Videos... but never taped anything funny.

You remember watching home alone 1, 2 , and 3........and tried to pull the pranks on "intruders"

"I've fallen and I can't get up"

One word,"Pokemon"

When you have played and beaten mario brothers/duck hunt.

If you ever watch cheers.

You remember going to the skating rink before there were inline skates

if you memeber when every thing was "da BOMB"

when they made the new lunchables so that you could make tacos and pizza!!


You wore socks over leggings scrunched down

"Miss Mary Mack, Mack, Mack, all dressed in black, black, black, with silver buttons, buttons, buttons, all down her back, back, back" SHE ASKED HER MOTHER MOTHER MOTHER FOR FIFTY CENTS CENTS CENTS TO SEE THE ELEPHANTS PHANTS PHANTS JUMP OVER THE FENCE THE FENCE THE FENCE
he jumped so high high high he touched the sky sky sky and he didnt come back back back til the forth of july ly ly he jumped so low ow ow he stubbed his toe toe toe and thats the end end end of the elephants show show show

You remember boom boxes vs. cd players

Writing M.A.S.H. notes. (and the twenty different versions of that)

Making those little fortune cookie things.. and then predicting
your life with them.

"I'm just joshin' ya!!"

You remember New Kids on The Block when they were cool

And You Were Obsessed with either 'Nsync or Backstreet Boys. But never NEVER both...

You knew all the characters names and their life stories on "Saved By The Bell"

You played and/or collected "Pogs"

You had at least one Tamagotchi, GigaPet or Nano and brought it everywhere

You haven't always had a computer, and it was cool to have the internet.

You watched the original Care Bears, My Little Pony, and Ninja Turtles

Yikes pencils and erasers were the stuff!

When boys still had cooties and girls were still weird.

Girls go to college to get more knowledge, boys go to Jupider to get more stupider! Or the other way around.

All your school supplies were "Lisa Frank" brand.(pencils.notebooks.binders.etc.)

You remember when the new Beanie Babies and talking Elmo were always sold out.

You collected those Beanie Babies.

You used to wear those stick on earings, not only on your ears, but at the corners of your eyes.

You remember a time before the WB.

You owned a portable tape player.

If you even know what an original walkman is.

You remember wanting to sit on the orange Nickelodeon couch.

You've gotten creeped out by "Are You Afraid of the Dark?"

You know the Macarena by heart.

"Talk to the hand" ... enough said

You always said, "Then why don't you marry it!"

You know the significance of the number 23. (go mj.)

You went to McD's to play in the playplace.

You remember playing on merry go rounds...at the play ground.

You remember dreaming to be on a Nickelodeon game show: Double Dare, Nick Arcade, GUTS, Legends of the Hidden Temple, Fun House, Figure It Out, ...

You all know you watched Hey Dude, and Salute Your Shorts...

Remember and You Cant Do That On Television where getting slimed first started!

Who Love's Orange Soda? Kel Loves Orange Soda.. IS it true??? I doo I doo I doooo00000000000......

When we were younger:

Before the MySpace frenzy...

Before the Internet & text messaging...

Before Sidekicks & iPods...

Before cellphones.

Before MIKE JONES...

Before Anime was popular.

Before Green Day were "American Idiots"

Before PlayStation2 or X-BOX...

...Back when you put off the 5 hours of homework you had every night.

Before Britney Spears was a slut.

When light up sneakers were cool.

When you rented VHS tapes, not DVDs.

When gas was $0.95 a gallon & Caller ID was a new thing.

When we recorded stuff on VCRs & paid $3.50 for a movie.

When we called the radio station to request songs to hear off our walkmans.

When phone numbers were still 7 digits.

When Being a TOMBOY was "in".

When 2Pac and Biggie where alive.

When everyone loved Disney movies.

When the Chicago Bulls were the best team ever.

Way back.

when it was all about N64.

Before we realized all this would eventually disappear

Who would have thought you'd miss the 90's so much!!!!!



Is it sad I see myself in so much of this?
sunrunner: (3AR-1)
... it has crack:

http://celestialdome.com/Fiction/Non-BSG/Stories/SGAGrimmTales.html

And speaking of, my new crack is totally The Dresden Files. And it's tonight. Yeah!
sunrunner: (MAD)
Wednesday was My Sister's Birthday, if you'll remember. January 3. So Mum and I coerced, er, convinced, yeah convinced (hehe) her to let us take her out to dinner. Even got Brother to come, tho he wasn't feeling 100% yet - still sick, had a sore throat, poor baby.

Also, we managed to get the Neighbors to come. We went to the Japanese Sushi & Hibachi place on 202, Sugi is the name. It's really good food, and the staff is very friendly.

Anyway, we went, I sat next to Littlest Neighbor at the hibachi table so we ordered chicken & shrimp with extra noodles to share. Yum. Sister got tortured and humiliated in due course when we reached dessert, because the staff brought out her peach sorbet with a cute little candle and a hat for her to wear that looked like a birthday cake, and everyone sang Happy Birthday very loudly and enthusiastically.

Heh. Yeah. So that's what I did yesterday.

Just wanted to post this here so I could remember the very fun time that was had by all.
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But this is what I've been playing with when I get the chance:




SLYTHERIN!

You scored 52% Slytherin, 28% Ravenclaw, 36% Gryffindor, and 24% Hufflepuff!

Or perhaps in Slytherin

You'll make your real friends,

These cunning folk use any means

To achieve their ends.




Slytherins are known for their ambition, guile, and Machiavellian sensiblities.












My test tracked 4 variables How you compared to other people your age and gender:
free online datingfree online dating
You scored higher than 99% on Slytherin
free online datingfree online dating
You scored higher than 99% on Ravenclaw
free online datingfree online dating
You scored higher than 99% on Gryffindor
free online datingfree online dating
You scored higher than 99% on Hufflepuff




Link: The Sorting Hat Test written by leeannslytherin on OkCupid Free Online Dating, home of the The Dating Persona Test
sunrunner: (MAD)
Just deserately have to say

THE WRITERS READ FANFIC BEFORE THEY WRITE THE SCRIPTS!!!

I swear I've seen all this stuff in fic!

The wraith returning life! OMG!

FIC! FIC! FIC! FIC!

*Stumbles off into incoherent rambling*
sunrunner: (MAD)
I don't really know whether it's suckier to be me or my grandmother at this momemt.

I was at the hospital all day.

My mother is still there.

It's 2 a.m.

My grandmother fell last night.

Her hip is broken.

She needs surgery to repair it.

She will be gone from our house for however long healing and rehab take.

I feel seriously upset.

I'm teetering between crying and screaming.

I may do both at once.

My mother feels worse, as she was the one watching my grandmother when it happened, and she had only turned her back for *30 SECONDS*. How the HELL does a 79 year old woman with dementia move that fast?@!

I think I'm mad just on general principal. This should not have happened. I cannot fathom how it did. Fate just slipped in at that opportune moment - it only takes one - and made sure to screw around as thoroughly as posssible.

I think I wanna run away from home.

Maybe on Sunday.

All this for a cup of water.

The universe is seriously out of balance.

Crapped out, cracked up piece of ... (unintelligable mumbling)
sunrunner: (3AR-1)
Doctor Who?

Is rockin'.

Which is good considering there is one 6 year old and one cat presently sleeping on me.

I will not be going to the bathroom anytime soon.
sunrunner: (Pretty)
You scored as SG-1 (from Stargate). You are versatile and diverse in your thinking. You have an open mind to that which seems highly unlikely and accept it with a bit of humor. Now if only aliens would stop trying to take over your body.


Coming on December 1, 2005:

Your Ultimate Sci-Fi Profile: which sci-fi crew would you best fit in? The Sequel

</td>

SG-1 (from Stargate)

100%

Serenity (from Firefly)

100%

Moya (from Farscape)

94%

Millennium Falcon (from Star Wars)

75%

Nebuchadnezzar (from The Matrix)

69%

Enterprise D (from Star Trek)

63%

Bebop (from Cowboy Bebop)

56%

Galactica (from Battlestar: Galactica)

56%

Which sci-fi crew would you best fit in? v1.0
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sunrunner: (Harsh)
OMG

DEAN STOCKWELL, and, I mean, IT'S DEAN STOCKWELL! EEEEEEEE!!!

What a treat!

Makes me go all capslock

And Adama and Roslyn with the giggles - holyshitIalmostdied!

*goes back to ecstatically watching BSG*
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