wilderthan: ((Books) Stack)
From [personal profile] seventhe and [personal profile] lassarina.

Reply to this post with the degree you'd award me based on my participation in fandom.

For example:

"Dr. Sev has been awarded a Ph.D in AU Crack, with a concentration in blowjobs."


"Sev carries dual Masters degrees in Twincest and Pirating."

I need the entertainment...
wilderthan: ((Akihiko) Oh yeah?)
A little meme to distract me.

Comment with a character/pairing and I'll tell you what song/poem/piece of art brings them strongly to mind for me. If it's music, I'll try and link to a version on youtube, as well as the lyrics.

I have a lot of associations but not all characters have them, so I might be boring, but you might also learn about new and exciting things. Ask me as many as you want/are curious about. And you might find some new music!
wilderthan: ((Squall) Lionheart)
Several new things I want to do with my ficjournal! This is probably boring and so on but I'm in hope of making my fic more accessible and more accurately labelled, so it'll help you in the end, I promise! The first two sections explain what I've done and why; if you're not interested, skip to the poll section where I'll link some examples of the new headers and you can tell me how you feel about it.

Header )

Tagging )

Unfortunately for people on Dreamwidth, you have to go here to vote on LiveJournal.
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Several new things I want to do with my ficjournal! This is probably boring and so on but I'm in hope of making my fic more accessible and more accurately labelled, so it'll help you in the end, I promise! The first two sections explain what I've done and why; if you're not interested, skip to the poll section where I'll link some examples of the new headers and you can tell me how you feel about it.

Header )

Tagging )

Poll )
wilderthan: ((Delirium) Fish)
Name your 10-15 absolutely favorite couples (het/slash/canon/fanon) and ask people to see what trends they notice about your couples. Try to pick different fandoms.

1. Sam Winchester/Dean Winchester (Supernatural)
2. Juubei Kakei/Kazuki Fuuchouin (GetBackers)
3. Will Stanton/Bran Davies (The Dark Is Rising)
4. Kevin Laine/Paul Schafer (The Fionavar Tapestry)
5. Malcolm Reynolds/Simon Tam (Firefly)
6. Benton Fraser/Ray Kowalski (Due South)
7. Joscelin Verreuil/Phèdre nó Delaunay (Kushiel's Legacy)
8. Seifer Almasy/Squall Leonhart (Final Fantasy VIII)
9. Edward "Edge" Geraldine/Rydia Drake (Final Fantasy IV)
10. Gippal/Baralai (Final Fantasy X-2)
11. John Winchester/Dean Winchester (Supernatural)
12. Simon Tam/River Tam (Firefly)
13. Seifer Almasy/Quistis Trepe (Final Fantasy VIII)
14. Aileron dan Ailell/Kimberley Ford (The Fionavar Tapestry)
15. Akihiko Sanada/Mitsuru Kirijo (Persona 3)

Any thoughts? I can certainly see some trends! These are somewhat randomly picked, since my OTPs tend to concentrate in whatever fandoms I'm in the most or have been in the most.
wilderthan: ((Delirium) Fish)
I like writing within tinytiny limitations. That's why I like writing drabbles and shortfics so much. It appeals to a part of me that likes choosing exactly the right words and being so very, very precise. I've just started a twitter account here for fics that are only 140 characters long. That's going to be a challenge: to say something different each time, to capture moments fully in just that short space.

Personally, I probably find writing longer fic more of a challenge. Keeping my attention on it, for one thing, but also just making it long enough to contain a full plot. I'm better at moments in time.

Do you like the challenge? Think it's pointless? Like to read the results, but wouldn't like to try? What's the shortest thing you've ever written.
wilderthan: ((Fujin) Won't understand)
Name characters you know I know and I'll tell you:

(a) three facts about them from my personal canon/fanon
(b) a reason he/she sucks
(c) a reason he/she is awesomecakes
(d) five things that never happened to that character and/or
(e) five people that character never fell in love with and why
wilderthan: ((Gale) Demons)
Why not?

Name a character (or characters) and I'll tell you all the pairings with them that I like (or have considered for any length of time), and what I think of all of them.

Fandoms: Supernatural, The Sandman, Kushiel's Legacy, Final Fantasy, GetBackers, Digital Devil Saga, Persona 3, etc, etc. Give me as many as you like.
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1. Post a list of up to 25 books/movies/anime/TV shows/video games/whatever that you've had an obsessive fannish love or interest in at some time in your life.
2. Have your f-list guess your favorite character from each text.

1. The Dark is Rising. Bran Davies. ([livejournal.com profile] feywood)
2. Supernatural. Dean Winchester. ([livejournal.com profile] feywood)
3. Firefly. Simon Tam. ([livejournal.com profile] feywood)
4. Final Fantasy IV. Rydia. ([livejournal.com profile] first_seventhe)
5. Final Fantasy VII. (Original canon, Advent Children, Crisis Core, Dirge of Cerberus.)
6. Final Fantasy VIII. Seifer Almasy. ([livejournal.com profile] first_seventhe)
7. Final Fantasy IX. Garnet Til Alexandros. ([livejournal.com profile] feywood)
8. Final Fantasy X. Auron and Rikku. ([livejournal.com profile] feywood and [livejournal.com profile] first_seventhe)
9. Final Fantasy X-2. Gippal. ([livejournal.com profile] feywood)
10. Final Fantasy XII. Balthier Bunansa. ([livejournal.com profile] feywood)
11. Kingdom Hearts. (I, CoM, II.) Axel. ([livejournal.com profile] feywood)
12. GetBackers. Juubei Kakei. ([livejournal.com profile] feywood)
13. The 4400. Shawn Farrell. ([livejournal.com profile] feywood)
14. FAKE. Ryo Maclean. ([livejournal.com profile] feywood)
15. The Fionavar Tapestry. Kevin Laine and Paul Schafer. ([livejournal.com profile] feywood)
16. Due South. Benton Fraser. ([livejournal.com profile] feywood)
17. Robin Hood (BBC). Djaq/Safiya. ([livejournal.com profile] feywood)
18. Good Omens.
19. Gundam Wing.
20. Phoenix Wright. Miles Edgeworth. ([livejournal.com profile] feywood)
21. Narnia. Caspian the Tenth. ([livejournal.com profile] feywood)
22. Digital Devil Saga. (I, II.)
23. Red Garden.
24. Howl's Moving Castle.
25. Yami no Matsuei.

Super extra points if you can say what makes that character my favourite. Super super gold star extra points if you guess who I like pairing them with most.

I have a lot of fandoms. Have you ever wondered about one of the fandoms I sometimes or rarely mention on my journal? Ask me any question you want about them! Fannish opinions, whatever.

Coming up once I've finished my second big essay: a discussion of whether or not The Dark Is Rising has a happy ending. And more fic. I swear.
wilderthan: ((Squall) Lionheart)
List five characters that you identify with/empathise with so much it hurts.

1. Simon Tam. (Firefly.)
2. Dean Winchester. (Supernatural.)
3. Locke Lamora. (Gentleman Bastard sequence by Scott Lynch.)
4. Juubei Kakei. (GetBackers.)
5. Bran Davies. (The Dark Is Rising.)

Now for a guessing game! What is the common thread that draws me to all or most of these characters? (Note: There is one, for me. This may not be so for you.)

Comments screened because my darling [livejournal.com profile] feywood will get it in one.
wilderthan: ((Gale) Demons)
So, thanks to reading genderswitch fic in the Supernatural fandom, I have this strange bunny for The Dark Is Rising. It starts with Will showing up on Bran's doorstep, still in his male clothes, after some kind of problem to do with his work for the Light -- some mythical artefact, perhaps: I haven't got my copy of the Mabinogion here with me, but somewhere during that, Math fab Mathonwy uses a wand to change someone's shape and gender all at once. So something along those lines. And he's obviously changed gender. Didn't dare go home to his parents -- oh, they'd be kind, he knows that, but they wouldn't understand. Not that Bran would understand, either, really, but it's different with Bran. And he's right, Bran lets him in, somehow knows not to ask too many questions. Makes him a cup of tea.

There's awkward moments at bedtime -- Bran assumes they'll share a room like always, and then remembers, and blushes hard (you can see it so well when he blushes because he has such fair skin, and Will knows he hates it) and tries to make Will have his bed while he sleeps on the sofa. Will says they can sleep just like always, but he makes Bran go out of the room while he changes.

And then, of course, it's been a while and Will's not changing back, and he gets his period and he just wants to die. And Bran discovers that he does have masculine urges about looking after women after all, and he wants to take care of him. And Will snaps at him for this because, fuck, he's not a girl.

And then they make up, and there's hugs, and Bran thought that would make it just like always except he's noticing how soft Will is against him, and even the smell of Will's hair, and oh, god, this is changing everything.

And so on...

[Poll #1274913]
wilderthan: ((Fujin) Won't understand)
There's a meme going round that looks quite fun, so, voila.

Name a character that you know I write or have written, and I'll tell you:

a. What initially prompted me to like the character enough to write about him/her.
b. One of his/her best traits.
c. One of his/her worst traits.
d. How easy/difficult I find it to write the character.
e. The story/thread/chapter/post/paragraph/tag/phrase where I feel that I truly captured the character.
f. My plans (if any) to write the character in the near future.

Feel free to ask about quite a few characters, it can't be that hard a meme to answer. Also, if you like, you could ask me this, too -- g. Why do you pair [character] with [character]? Obviously you'll have to give me the character name you want me to answer for and the character I 'ship them with that you want to ask me about.
wilderthan: ((Dr Horrible) Status quo)
I really need to have more entries on this journal that aren't just book reviews, since that really isn't the main purpose I had for this journal. Oh well! For now, have a meme.

Comment with a fandom, and I'll tell you all about my ships.

One True Pairing Ship:
Canon Ship:
"If this happens I'll stab my eyes out with a spork" Ship:
"You are one sick bastard" Ship:
"I dabble a little" Ship:
"It's like a car crash" Ship:
"Tickles my fancy but not sold just yet" Ship:
"Makes no canon sense but why the Hell not" Ship:
"Everyone else loves it but I just don't feel it" Ship:
"When all is said and done" Ship:
wilderthan: ((Garnet) On my own)
This is potentially of interest to you guys, since you may be interested in my book reviews and the like. I've set up an account on goodreads.com, listed all my books, and done reviews/comments on every single one that I've read. Obviously, I haven't listed all the books I've ever read on there -- that'd be some feat! -- but I've listed all the ones I've got, some I've sold recently, etc, etc. If you think I've read something or might have read something or should read something if I haven't already, go ahead and ask me about it now!

Also, if you have an account on goodreads, add me away. Do try and let me know you're doing it or I might go "uhhh, don't know you *reject*".

If you're interested in my bookshelf on goodreads, you can see my profile here. (There's also a picture of me, if you'd like to put a face to the name. Ahaha.)
wilderthan: ((Yuna) Break free)
Doubt anyone is interested, but...

Ask me a question about one of my fanfics. It can be absolutely anything in any fic and I will tell you the honest-to-god answer. Don't hold back. Ask about major upcoming plot points if you want to. Whatever you ask, I have to answer truthfully.

Fic I've written, fic I've promised to write, WIPs, anything is fair game!
wilderthan: ((Garnet) On my own)
One of my goals for [livejournal.com profile] mission101 is to run three fanwork-a-thons. I've done two so far, so I might as well finish this goal up. Especially since we're now nearing summer, where people will have more time. I'll probably start the submission period for prompts at the start of June, and then the fanwork-a-thon writing time will be from July through to the beginning of September.

The general format of my fanwork-a-thons involves people submitting prompts, and prompts being put into a list. People can write stuff for the same prompt, write as much as they want, etc, etc. Flexible.

[Poll #1189788]

Any further thoughts/suggestions are welcome, just comment.
wilderthan: ((Squall) Lionheart)
Let's talk about fickinks! By which I mean, plots or situations in fics that never fail to interest you. Actually, there are some examples of mine in the actual text of some fandoms, which makes me happy. But I still call them fickinks. I've got some fandom specific ones and three or four main general ones (and then, under the cut, the actual sex-related kinks!).

Absolute loyalty

The best example of this is Juubei, from GetBackers. He believes he was born to protect Kazuki. He'd give up anything and everything for the sake of Kazuki. There's also Simon, from Firefly, who canonically gives up everything he has for his sister's sake -- using up all his (considerable!) fortune, leaving the job he loves, turning the rest of his family against him, losing everything he has, and going to get her out of the Academy.

(Partner) betrayal

I love, for some reason, reading about (or mostly roleplaying) betrayal. Mostly partner betrayal, although Juubei's canonical betrayal of Kazuki slays me too. There's just something really interesting about someone turning on the person that they're supposed to be devoted to.

And let's face it, I really like reading about the whole desperation of "we shouldn't be together, I'm married".

I suppose "we shouldn't be together, but to hell with that for this one time" is a sort of subset of this. Although it may be caused by other factors than partner betrayal.


I really don't know why, but a sighted character becoming blind is something that really interests me. Again, canonically, Juubei ends up blinded as a result of his betrayal of and loyalty to Kazuki, which is possibly why he's one of my favourite characters ever.


This isn't really a main fickink, but I do love it when someone gets the power to know more than they should know. River, canonically, is awesome for this. I've also played psychic!Simon (several times), mindreading between "soulmates", and psychic!Barney. It's fun to try and imagine what it, realistically, would be like.

The idea of someone in the real world being psychic creeps me out like you wouldn't believe, though.


The fact that I nearly always write Seifer as having been controlled and/or severely manipulated by Ultimecia sort of speaks for itself.


Simon with guns. When Simon goes against the Hippocratic Oath, there's got to be something really interesting going on in his head. The three times he takes up weapons in the course of the series (the pilot, War Stories and in the movie) really, really interest me. Of course, he doesn't really go through with shooting anyone (unless he gets some Reavers in Serenity, but I don't actually think so). So I love fic where he does.

This would possibly apply to any character who for some reason shouldn't have a gun, whether they're pacifist or a medic.

The Dark Is Rising

Barney being prescient. The last time I reread, I went through and noted all kinds of places where he seems to sense more than the others do. And of course, in Greenwitch he actually scrys. I like exploring the idea that when he grows up, he can control the scrying or he becomes stronger in it or whatever.

Smut fickinks! (No real details, just a list) )

So now you all know how to push my buttons.

I say all this because I'm interested. Who else has fickinks? What are they? As much/as little explanation as you like. Does anyone else have a weird liking for putting guns in a doctor's hands?
wilderthan: ((Edea) Sinister)
You guys may have noticed that not much by way of fic activity, other than me finishing up the first kisses I owed, has been going on. Not even a fic to do list. I'm kind of bored of all the ideas on my last fic to do list, and I haven't come up with any new ones, unfortunately.

I've also been wanting to write something long. You know, something like Loyalty, or even In a Dark World or Quest. Something I can work on over weeks, rather than hours. Unfortunately, no songs are jumping out and catching me by the throat and demanding I write plotty fics for them!

I've been thinking about doing a sequel to Loyalty, but honestly, I like it standing as it is -- any sequel would be almost bound to bring pairings into it. I was quite discouraged by how few people were interested in a Simon/Will sequel, but I don't want to do a Will/Bran sequel just because people would prefer it. The main thing I envisaged was Simon following Will in an attempt to help him, to atone for being an idiot in the earlier chapters of Loyalty, and Bran following Will as a matter of course, which I could write as gen easily, but... Eh.

So... is there anything anyone would like to see me try? Right now I mostly feel like Firefly and The Dark Is Rising, but I'm open to anything that gets me writing. There are all sorts of pairings I'd like to write longfic for, and genfic is fine too, but I haven't actually got any plot. Suggestions should be more along the lines of "Will/Bran, Will is blinded" (which is, of course, where In A Dark World came from) rather than "Simon/Will, how they get together", or it won't do me any good.


Note: This isn't a request post, per se, so whatever you suggest may get somewhat twisted to something I'd prefer writing.
wilderthan: ((Squall) Lionheart)
Since I'm having some trouble choosing what I want to work on next, I want to see what you might most want. So, voila, a poll. These are all longer fics, from my writing to do list (here) -- not the shorter fics/drabbles.

[Poll #1110415]
wilderthan: ((Garnet) On my own)
This meme felt more appropriate here than in my personal journal. :)

If you had me under your command and could make me write anything, regardless of whether or not I know the fandom or if anybody even writes fic in that fandom and no matter how crack-addled it might be, what would you love to see me write?

It's not exactly a request post, but if you suggest something and I think "oh, wow, I'd love to write that..." ;)


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