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Fandom Snowflake Challenge - Day 10

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. Icons with John Green quotes (either something he's said or quotes from his books), likewise any Michele Jaffe, or The Alchemist icons. Or really, any icons about books.

2. Any recs for some awesome podcasts/radio programmes like Welcome to Night Vale or BBC's production of Neverwhere. Despite not being an auditory person at all, if it has a good story, I will so be there.

3. This feels like asking for too much, but art for any of my stories? Ah, maybe someday someone, somewhere, will be inspired to draw something based on what I wrote.

3 things!

Jan. 10th, 2014 01:21 pm
dahlia_moon: (Chlollie - from 10x12 "Collateral")
+ [community profile] fandom_stocking is live! And I got so many awesome shinies! I got a Castle/Sherlock rec, a sweet, fluffy Danny/Steve story, some Steph/Damian recs, [livejournal.com profile] gladdecease wrote me a fantastic Birds of Prey/Elementary fic, a link to Greek Mythology in modern times (sooo cool, esp. all the casting picspams--Amy Adams as Persephone! And Richard Armitage as Hades!! So epic], a coupon for a drabble, an awesome Ichabod/Katrina wallpaper, an awesome ficlet wherein Abbie/Ichabod spend Christmas together, LOOOOTS AND LOOOOOTS of fantastic images of butterflies and dolphins (my top two favorite animals), a lovely piece of fanart of Kate Bishop that I can't stop oogling, two lovely season's greeting cards, [personal profile] punkpinkpower wrote me a Cam/Hunter fic that set my heart all aflutter, and someone else wrote me an amazing Andros/Ashley fic that kept me squeeing. So if any of you like any of the above, definitely check out my stocking. THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH AGAIN.

+ I will reply to all of your comments on day eight of the snowflake meme, but for now, I'm pooped on commenting. And feeling so high on awesome emotions. I have to go back to school on Monday, but y'all are making this break so awesome and extra special. Also, for those of you new around here, I'm Serbian Orthodox, and we do celebrate Christmas in January (7th-9th of this year) so I definitely want to say thank you again because you've made this (mostly nonpracticing) Orthodox girl's Christmas the best. I appreciate it so much.

+ As for what I left in people's stocking (did not get to everyone I wanted to):

[personal profile] azarsuerte: Unfailing Optimism [Haven, Audrey/Duke/Nathan/Jennifer]

for [personal profile] boywonder: Be a Good Boy [DCU, Bruce/Tim, Content notes: kinky sex, daddy!kink]

for [livejournal.com profile] gladdecease: Five Different Holiday Traditions at the 99 [Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Gen, Content notes: none]

for [profile] klutzy_girl: Late Night Musings [Haven, Duke/Jennifer, Content notes: none]

for [personal profile] ravenela: The Time Traveler and the Alien [Thor/Sleepy Hollow, gen, Content notes: none]
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Fandom Snowflake Challenge - Day 9

In your own space, rec at least 3 fanworks you thought you wouldn't like (because they weren't your fandom or they pushed against your boundaries or you thought you just wouldn't be interested) but you ended up loving. Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your post if you feel comfortable doing so.

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Fandom Snowflake Challenge - Day 8

In your own space, create a love meme for yourself. Let people tell you how amazing and awesome and loveable you really are. Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your post if you feel comfortable doing so. Surf the comments and find people to give love to.

*screws up her courage*
So, yes, if you feel like saying anything lovely towards me, this would be the place. You will have my undying love and gratitude and I'm pretty sure if you ever in the future need somebody to help you bury a body, I will totally be that person for you.

(Otherwise known as the post, "dahlia_moon hates asking for validation and hugs and love but she will totally reciprocate if ever need be, and besides, she has an excuse for this one time" she is not, however, too shy to refer to herself in the third person; she /loves/ doing that.)
dahlia_moon: (Chlollie - from 10x12 "Collateral")
(Going back to school next week for my last semester as an undergraduate. I'm kinda sad we only got a three-week break this time around. Usually, it's a month. What happened to that, school? Huh??? I'd like to be able to go to graduate school, but that's more of a "someday" for now--my parents are on pins & needles enough as it is for me to graduate and get a job already. I know what most of you are thinking: my parents do not have to live my life for me so if I want to go to graduate school, I should be able to, but yeah, no. It's a bit more complicated then that at the moment. My parents are the practical, wise folks while I'm off with my head in the clouds dreaming of reading poetry all day long, or getting a BA in English, it amounts to the same thing for them in the end.)

Fandom Snowflake Challenge - Day 7

In your own space, create a fanwork. A drabble, a ficlet, a podfic, or an icon, art or meta or a rec list. A picspam. Something. Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your post if you feel comfortable doing so.

So I started writing this piece of meta a long time ago, and then it just languished in my drafts folder, uncompleted for the longest time. I don't even remember now what prompted me to write it in the first place? LOL, A+ self. But I wanted to finish it up finally, and publish it somewhere, even if I still have no idea how to write meta. Or if this really is meta. And then this challenge came along, and it's forcing me to finally complete it and spruce it up for public consumption. Anyways, have some Louis Litt feels and thoughts. (I really didn't foresee loving him as much as I do all the other main characters, but I do. Also, though I'm up to s3, this only takes into account seasons 1-2.)

in defense of Louis Litt (from USA's Suits) )
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Fandom Snowflake Challenge - Day 6

In your own space, share a book/song/movie/tv show/fanwork/etc that changed your life. Something that impacted on your consciousness in a way that left its mark on your soul. Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your post if you feel comfortable doing so.

(No, the date at the top is correct--I skipped days 4 & 5 because I wasn't comfortable doing them at /all/. I have different comfort levels than most people, I've found. But the fun shall resume! For day anyway.)

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Fandom Snowflake Challenge - Day 3

In your own space, post a rec for at least three fanworks that you did not create. Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your post if you feel comfortable doing so. 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 who maybe aren't well known or appreciated. Appreciate them.

(This was kinda hard too, as I tend to only read fics on Ao3 nowadays and I find a lot of stuff via recs and lists I find floating around, but I love these three and keep finding myself re-reading them often.)

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Fandom Snowflake Challenge - Day 2

In your own space, promote three communities, challenges, blogs, pages, Twitters, Tumblrs or platforms 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.

(It was mighty hard just listing three items as I tend to love pretty much all of the communities I join either on LJ/DW or on tumblr/twitter--otherwise I'd delete them from my reading pages, but these are just some of the more exceptional ones.)

1. [community profile] halfamoon: hey it's a community that celebrates women! I do love that this is low-pressure and though I haven't participated myself, I mostly love lurking around and oohhhing-and-ahhhing at other people's posts.

2. [livejournal.com profile] smallfandomfest: I tend to pretty much want to be in fandom for everything I consume in media (to varying degrees, of course, and some fandoms end up being more like one-time fandoms), except the problem with that is I sometimes find myself obsessed with really small fandoms. This community helps in seeing what's out there fannishly. (And I know there's the word "fest" in the title but people can post fanworks in small fandoms all year round, I believe.)

3. [community profile] poetry: for all your poetry needs! I love that it's active and has so much poetry.
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Fandom Snowflake Challenge - Day One

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.

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Terminology (power rangers ninja storm, cam/hunter, tori/blake)
The Beginning, the Middle, the End, and Everything in Between (once upon a time/pushing daisies, the Narrator, gen)
Feels Like An Overdose (beauty and the beast (tv), catherine/tess/vincent)
Crossing the Line (teen wolf, melissa/stiles)

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17 fics overall + 5 separate and short fandom_stocking pieces to be revealed later

Previous Compilations:
2006 | 2007 | 2008 | 2009 | 2010 | 2011 | 2012

Your main fandom of the year?
haven, elementary, star trek, and power rangers--both in terms of being fannish and writing about them

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the end-of-the-year on writing meme:

Overall Thoughts:
This year, I wrote less overall, but I wrote more words. I think?? It feels more like a quality over quantity year anyhoo (there are several fics on here I've re-read without being embarrassed I wrote such drivel, whereas compared to past years, not so much.)

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(I'll just leave this here as a reminder for myself because I might like to participate and for whoever else sees this and gets curious...)

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Troublesfest is live! Well, the actual-getting-to-read-the-stories portion at any rate. The author reveal will happen a week from today. Oh gosh, I have to wait that long to find out who wrote me this very awesometastic story?! It doesn't seem fair.

Otoh, I think my own giftee will hate their story because my own attempt was so very bad. -_- Why do I have to suck at writing? I liked the premise of it, and the summary came to me before the whole fic did, which never happens so it was surprising and I thought it'd make the fic easier to write (oh how very wrong I was). Also, having the summary before I had the fic written out made it easier to see where the fic wanted to go, but harder to *actually* get it there, and the summary changed from draft to final product.

I wonder if anyone will (correctly) guess what I wrote?

I got this very lovely story:
Rating: Not Rated
Archive Warning: Author Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Categories: Gen, F/M
Fandom: Haven
Relationships: James Cogan/Arla Cogan, Audrey Parker/Nathan Wuornos, Audrey Parker & James Cogan
Characters: James Cogan, Arla Cogan, Audrey Parker, Lucy Ripley, Sarah Vernon
Additional Tags: Family, Season/Series 03 Spoilers, Backstory
Collections: TroublesFest 2013
Summary: James, from Sara to Audrey and all his mothers in between.

The Cogans are actually an intriguing pair of characters! But so difficult to write that I kinda feel like an asshole for requesting a story with him (weeeeelll only a little, I did request Duke/Audrey/Nathan too) but he's my actual favorite. Like we're all supposed to like Audrey and Nathan and Duke and I do, but it's a freakin' surprise how much I love James considering how little we saw of him.


Ah, I have one other Haven story I'm been working on for one of my [community profile] trope_bingo cards, but the Duke/Nathan sex is just not wanting to happen right now. WHYYYYYY 2026 words is enough of the angst and development.
dahlia_moon: (Boys Over Flowers - Jan-di orange)


[I feel like I shouldn't be linking to this because it feels like it's been a long time since I've watched any Asian dramas or thought about them to be honest. Have yet to finish Secret Garden and Boys Over Flowers and Faith, plus the million other soaps I have on my list. I have only watched three Asian dramas. But I'll link to it so that once I do get back into them I'll have the link handy--because I will totally be obsessed with them again; it just comes and goes and I've been so obsessed with Star Trek this summer that my brain literally can't take any more.]
dahlia_moon: (batgirl!steph)
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Thirty-nine fics overall

Previous Compilations:
2006 | 2007 | 2008 | 2009 | 2010 | 2011


Your main fandom of the year?
Suits, Eureka, Teen Wolf

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Sep. 4th, 2012 10:32 pm
dahlia_moon: (Books)
1 - Your current OTP
2 - A pairing you initially didn’t consider but someone changed your mind
3 - A pairing you have never liked and probably never will
4 - A pairing you wish you liked but just can’t
5 - Have you added anything stupid/cracky/hilarious to your fandom, if so, what
6 - What’s the longest you’ve ever been in a fandom
7 - Do you remember your first OTP, if so who was in it
8 - Do you prefer characters from real action series or anime series
9 - Has the internet caused you to stop liking any fandoms, if so, which and why
10 - Name a fandom you didn’t care/think about until you saw it all over tumblr your social network sites
11 - How do you feel about the other people in your current fandom
12 - Your favorite fanartist/author gives you one request, what do you ask for
13 - Your favorite fanart or fanartist
14 - Your favorite fanfiction or fanauthor
15 - Choose a song at random, which OTP does it remind you of
16 - Invent a random AU for any fandom (we always need more ideas)
17 - A ship you’ve abandoned and why
18 - A pairing you ship that you don’t think anyone else ships
19 - Show us an example of your personal headcanon
20 - Do you remember what your first fanwork was?
21 - Self-rec: What's your favorite fanwork you've created?
22 - Are you one of those fans who can’t watch anything without shipping
23 - 5 favorite characters from 5 different fandoms
24 - 3 OTPs from 3 different fandoms
25 - A fandom you’re in but have no ships from
26 - Ask me a different fannish question
dahlia_moon: (Books)
an awesome fanvid I liked that came from vividcon2012:

Ramalama (Once Upon a Time)

Oh, show I miss you. I'm not too fannish where Once Upon a Time is considered for some strange reason (well that's not quite true - the reason is that the canon source is pretty awesome in of it self and I don't have to indulge quite as much in fannish works except for Belle/Rumples fic and a random end-of-series re-imaginings that I stumble upon).

the Fandoms as relationships meme: )
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Dear Writers of Eureka:

GODDAMN IT STOP IT. Seriously. I don't mind love triangles usually - Pushing Daisies did it in a really tasteful way where I felt really sad for Olive carrying the torch for Ned when he was really in love with Chuck, and it never made me think, 'god just get the love triangle out of the way already,' but here I am thinking that for Eureka. I guess for Pushing Daisies it really worked because Olive was so sure of herself and her love for Ned even though it left her with a broken heart more often than not.

There are love triangles all over the place nowadays. But you know what's NOT okay? Jerking us Jo/Zane shippers around while Jo/Carter is getting hinted at in every corner and turn. Seriously. It might be one-sided but that doesn't make it any less heart-crushing (and add to that Zane's rightful insecurity with Jo not wanting to define their relationship or commit fully).

I'd be more okay with it if Jo wasn't stringing Zane around while she's thinking about being with Carter. And Carter has Allison now (HE FREAKING PROPOSED TO HER HE'S RAISING HER KIDS WITH HER). Ugh, angst can be found in other plot lines.

I have no problem with Jo/Carter being a possibility but not when Jo is doing this friends-with-benefits thing with Zane where it's pretty obvious that this relationship means more to him than to Jo. And hasn't Jo (and Zane indirectly) already been brokenhearted way too many times already (especially when you guys decided to screw with their lives and not return them to their original time-lines when they time-traveled to 1947)?

You know what hurts worse? That Jo is sincere when Zane talks about his insecurity about their relationship, considering that in his fake reality Jo and Carter were together when they thought he and the rest of the crew died in space. That Jo keeps telling him he's the only one she wants to be with when she's going back and forth about their relationship and what they mean to each other and when she keeps glancing in Carter's direction whenever they're all together, that just keeps adding to the disappointment. I don't care if you decide that Jo should be with Carter in the end, but the show is in its final season and this getting jerked around is probably what real heartbreak feels like (I've never been in love so I wouldn't know but I am falling in love with these two characters together and it feels like y'all are ending something great but being ambiguous and wishy-washy about it - which I don't appreciate, btw. Either end Jo/Zane for real, or go all the way with their relationship, just for the love of all things sane, PLEASE CHOOSE ONE. No this in-between limbo.

Seriously, it's heartbreaking and I'd just like it to stop, please.

*cuddles Zane for herself*
dahlia_moon: (Katara - Hearts)
This is in no way a respectable book blog but I don't think it matters - at least I hope it doesn't.

This meme is hosted by Anna at The Weekly Enthusiast.

1. CHLOE SULLIVAN-QUEEN (from Smallville)

Chloe was definitely a major reason why I got into Smallville only when it *ended* (because The New Adventures of Lois and Clark will forever and *always* remain my first beloved Superman show and I want nothing to take its place, but Smallville might up up there with it as my fave show about Superman/Clark). She's just so AWESOME AND BAMF AND I JUST WANT TO BE LIKE HER AND I WANT HER TO BE REAL DAMN IT WHY ISN'T SHE REAL *SOBBBING*

2. ZUKO (from Avatar: the Last Airbender)

I can't articulate very well why I love Zuko except to say that I love his journey in AtLA; I love what kind of a person he becomes by the end, how very complex his character was. (I didn't like him very much at the beginning but mid-s2 or something like that, I found myself becoming very sympathetic to him and by s3 I was completely smitten by him.)

3. BURTON GUSTER (from Psych)

I can't explain my love for Gus without descending into a squealing mass of incoherence and blubbering. I just - he's AWESOME. OK? Trust me, if you hate Gus, then there is seriously something wrong with you.

4. MYKA BERING (from Warehouse 13)

I think while I've talked about loving EVERY FREAKING CHARACTER that comes through WH13, the one character that I *both* adore to pieces and find myself relating to the most is Myka. And we all like seeing ourselves in fictional characters.

5. STEFAN SALVATORE (from The Vampire Diaries)

This show is...ridiculous at times. In good and bad ways. And I have a lot of ~feelings about it. But the one thing I will always know is that Stefan Salvatore is VERY AWESOME AND MY FAVORITEST (with Damon and Caroline and Bonnie and Elena and Jeremy and Rebekah and Tyler as my other favorites).


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