fearlessfan: (liz lemon)
The thing about rarely posting in one's LJ is that I always feel like I should have A Pronouncement or something when I start an LJ entry, or at least A New Story, but I have nothing like that! I do have a fic rec, however - this story filled me with PURE DELIGHT when I discovered it last month and I think it's necessary that everyone read it because it's Just That Good.

Ending on the Rhyme - So Snake Juice gets recalled a week or so after its big launch. Something about illegal additives and ruptured stomach linings and other big words he doesn't bother remembering because he is too busy sneaking two cases out back into the trunk of his Acura Legend. (Parks & Rec, Donna/Jean-Ralphio)

The Jean-Ralphio voice is PERFECTION and a well-done Donna/Jean-Ralphio is one of those things I never knew I always wanted, to quote Fools Rush In (which is, for the record, a movie I haven't seen in years but remember thoroughly enjoying and now want to look up to see if it's on Netflix Watch Instantly or something). Anyway: You should totally read the story!

The other news from here is that I had a fic-related mini-crisis early last month, when my father sent me an e-mail with the subject line 'hilarious story' and the following in the body of the e-mail:

who the heck wrote the outstanding story attached?

luv


jj


I got the e-mail at work on my bargain-basement-smartphone (because my current job doesn't permit me to access the internet/personal e-mail/anything fun on the work computer) and it took approx. 86 hours for the attachment to appear on the e-mail, which I needed to see to tell which story he'd found. In that gap between me getting the e-mail and seeing the attachment, I went through cycles of panic, embarrassment, and close-reading (Does he know I wrote it? Is he being sarcastic with the 'outstanding'? WHY would he be sarcastic? HOW DID HE FIND THIS?) until finally I saw that it was the Psych story I wrote for Yuletide years ago, which to be honest was probably one of the better options for my dad to stumble across. When I finally spoke to him about it and told him I wrote it, at first he thought I was BRILLIANT for coming up with the whole fake-psychic-detective angle, which meant I had to explain Psych as a TV show, and then the whole concept of fanfic. It kind of blew his mind but - to his credit - in the end he was pretty cool about it.

The answer to the mystery of how he came across it is that I must have been working on it while filling in at his office years ago, which gives you an idea of the kind of dedication I bring to the desk as an employee, and apparently he came across it while going through some old files. Crazy! Also: Am hoping I didn't save any old files of Helen's guerillas or something, because that would be harder to explain, I think.

The other news from here is that I no longer have a website for my fic - for many, many years I was kindly hosted by the super-awesome [livejournal.com profile] kaelie, but over the last few years as I became more comfortable with LJ and now Ao3 I haven't been great about updating it, and so when she said she was considering letting the domain lapse, I realized I didn't feel the need to create another one. Most of my stuff is somewhere in this LJ or here, though there are a few things I still need to move over. What's there is kind of an odd mix, chosen primarily by my mood at the time I was uploading stuff, but eventually I hope to get everything over there.

As I've mentioned before, I heartily enjoy self-indulgent memes, especially self-indulgent fic memes, and so of course I can't resist the 30 days of fanfic meme. I actually really love reading people's responses to the meme and want everyone to do it! Though I find it comical that I'm doing a meme that's supposed to take 30 days when I average approx. six journal entries a year. Which means this meme will conclude in late 2016.

Anyway, the meme!

30 days of fanfic

Day 1 – How did you first get into writing fanfic, and what was the first fandom you wrote for? What do you think it was about that fandom that pulled you in?

This got longer than I meant it to, which is how I describe almost everything I write nowadays. )
fearlessfan: (bourne happy ending)
Into the Sunset Popslash, JC/Justin. Justin and JC and where do we go from here?

I haven't read popslash regularly in a long time, but I still remember the fandom with such affection both for the quality of stories I read and the friends I made. This story brought a lot of that back for me, both because it was a wonderfully written story, and because it reminded me of how much I loved JC and Justin and [livejournal.com profile] kaelie's writing. And I want to talk more about why I loved it, but every time I try I give away the ending! So I will have to leave it here, urging you to check it out.
fearlessfan: (bourne happy ending)
[livejournal.com profile] uhmidont wrote an amazing Bourne Identity/Supremacy/Ultimatum fic -

Paris - and now we know our own hearts.

It's exactly the story I wanted to read when I left the theater after seeing The Bourne Ultimatum, only better than I could have envisioned it. It's totally awesome. I want to go on in detail about why I think it's so awesome, but fear spoiling those who have not seen the movie(s), so! Just know that it's awesome, and you should read it! Because it's great!
fearlessfan: (bourne happy ending)
I've been clicking around the Yuletide archive in a rather haphazard way, and have come across some stories I really liked, and am afraid I'll forget to link to if I don't do it now:

The Joy as it Flies - Bull Durham - Another season, another rookie, and Crash is getting older.

Wild Honey - Fried Green Tomatoes - wither thou goest I will go, and wither thou lodgest I will lodge. Your people shall be my people

My hands remember hers - Deadwood - Snow in Deadwood, December 23rd: a house turns inside-out, Joanie decorates and Jane goes for a walk.

Oceans Apart - Before Sunrise series - After the sunset, with flashbacks to before.

I would explain why each of the stories is so awesome, but I am running late for Christmas dinner!

yuletide!

Dec. 25th, 2006 02:39 am
fearlessfan: (bourne happy ending)
Way back in July of this year, I wrote an entry about how I wanted to read a fic about Elle and Emmett from Legally Blonde getting together, since it's only hinted at in the movie. I signed up for Yuletide and put that in as one of my requests, and, yayness of yayness, someone wrote me a WONDERFUL story that is totally what I was wishing for five months ago!

Sui Generis - Elle's good at getting what she wants, even if everyone else doesn't always take her seriously.

Legally Blonde is one of those movies that I suspect most people secretly or not-so-secretly love, so I'm sure this is a gift for me that will make lots of other people happy, too! It certainly made me happy!

Yay, Yuletide!
fearlessfan: (bourne happy ending)
The Stars Grew Softer Overhead by [livejournal.com profile] callmesandy
Friday Night Lights. Post-Homecoming, vaguely. Matt/Julie. Not even swearing.
He could try the line about Landry's car again but it hadn't worked the first time either.

You know how you find a favorite new show, and it's awesome and you love it, and you have a favorite couple on that favorite show, and they're awesome and you love them, so much that you want MORE MORE MORE of them, and so you sit there, wishing and hoping that someone would write a story about them, and not just anyone, you harbor secret hopes that one of your favorite writers would write that story, and you start feeling sad that you can't pay for fanfic because you'd totally give five bucks to one of those writers for that story.

AND THEN IT HAPPENS! Without you having to pay five bucks or anything! Like magic! And then the story is even more awesome than you anticipated!

That is the best.
fearlessfan: (bourne happy ending)
A couple of excellent stories I've read recently:

Die in the Ether Peripheries
Without a Trace, Post s5. Explicit sex. Danny/Martin.

Bridgette Myers disappeared somewhere between work and her apartment. Twenty-eight year old administrative assistant, live-in boyfriend worried and crying for her. "Ran, snatched or other?" Danny glanced at Martin as they drove to her work.

"Don't assume anything," Martin said.


Even if you've never seen an episode of Without a Trace, you should check out this story. Just read the first few paragraphs - that's not much of a commitment! Only I'm pretty sure that once you read those first few, you won't be able to not read the rest, so awesome is this story. The writing is elegant and clean, and I was really impressed by its structure - each section is 100 words. This impressed me for two reasons: First: That's hella hard! Second: It's really unobtrusive. I didn't notice it while I was reading, and later I saw the structure mentioned in a comment somewhere else. Either I'm really unobservant or the story was really involving - I'm going with the latter.

Seriously, though, it's an amazing story.

Wave If You See Me From Afar
Superman Returns, Lois Lane

After a week goes by, you bite off every single one of your fingernails except the one on your right pointer finger, because you need something to drum on your desktop or else you'll go insane.

The story looks at what happened in Lois's life while Superman was gone, and it's difficult to describe the story in great detail without risking revealing spoilers for the movie, so I'll leave the plot description at that. I was impressed when I just looked at the story post again and saw that this had been posted only two days after the movie was released - it doesn't feel rushed at all to me, and she does a good job with all of the characters, especially Lois, who I liked a lot in the movie.

quick notes

Mar. 3rd, 2006 11:32 pm
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I've put the Mr. Smith Goes to Washington fic up on my website - you can find it in the old post or here:

The Redemption of Clarissa Saunders

Also, I wanted to link to a story I really enjoyed and keep forgetting to mention:

[personal profile] lizbee's Maps to the Stars' Homes is a really nice post-war Harry Potter fic, focusing on Harry's reaction to the end of the war. It features a particularly nice Ginny, I think. I really liked it.

And yes, I am a totally wild and crazy cutting-edge HP fan who totally thinks Harry and Ginny are mfeo. They are!

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