tahariel: (Star Trek - Kirk in command)
Newly released trailer for the game that's beeing produced to go along with STXII (which apparently is not going to make its 2012 release date, though, boo)




Fighting together and shooting stuff! In space! WHAT MORE COULD YOU WANT (other than the whole German transvestite punk rocker thing, but that was SO YESTERDAY, DARLINKS.)
tahariel: (Drama Llama)


OMG WHAT IS HAPPENING HERE I DON'T EVEN

(found on [livejournal.com profile] gigantic's lj)
tahariel: (Star Trek - Kirk - golden smile)
THIS VID. THIS VID. OrigiTrek? Clearly non-stop party!




Spent the day in Hyde Park lolling around on a blanket eating lots of yummy food and chilling with some of my favourite people :) I wish everyday could be as nice as today!






So hanging out with the [livejournal.com profile] merlin_london crew and talking fandoms, the almighty Adam Lambert came up, which made me think of this fic! Adam Lambert as a glamrock vampire in a show where vampires are shown as being unbearably, dangerously sexy/glam? Nice!


We Are Not Your Friends (We're Here To Eat You) by [livejournal.com profile] randomeliza. Summary: "Welcome to Fangtasia," he says into the microphone, and grins sharply. "Eric says drink more."


Tags: americanidol, trueblood, rps, kris/adam, slash, fic, au, crossover, crossover:americanidol, crossover:trueblood, fusion:americanidol, fusion:trueblood, a:randomeliza



tahariel: (Robotica)
So today was a bitch of a day, but not specifically because of all the stuff that's been happening at work but more because I got one of those Very Special Parents that I like to privately call 'that freaking crazy bitch.' Honestly, this woman. IDEK. Not even worth going into it. My mentor was very nice about it, anyway.

Pretty much would have been a bitch of a day whether or not all this stuff was happening or not, so I guess it's better than it has been?

Tomorrow I'm going to be in London for a study day, after which I'm going to meet up with [livejournal.com profile] cienna, [livejournal.com profile] takadainmate and [livejournal.com profile] gnine to watch old Highlander episodes and rock out. I'm looking forward to it - I'm keeping busy at the moment, and it's nice to have something I'm doing other than being chastised.

Now for a rec! *goes and digs for something you guys will like*





This is just the first fic of a series. Now, I haven't seen BSG, but this fic? Makes me really, really want to. It's soooo good.


Downloaded by [livejournal.com profile] ennyousai_fic. Extract: When he opens his eyes he feels steadier. He remembers now what happened. They'd been on Capella IV only to discover the Klingons were already there, and he'd stepped forward without thinking to pull Jim out of the way and -

"You're lucky you were in range of the Resurrection Ship," says the woman on his right softly, and he sees that she is tall and blond and beautiful. "Just a little further out and we wouldn't have been able to download your consciousness."


Tags: startrekxi, battlestargalactica, crossover, crossover:startrekxi, crossover:battlestargalactica, kirk/mccoy, slash, fic, angst, cliche:someoneisarobot, a:ennyousai



WIP meme

Feb. 28th, 2010 11:51 am
tahariel: (Submerged)
Post a sentence (or two or a paragraph) from as many of your WIPs as you want, with no explanation attached.

This fic will probably never be finished, because I have no idea where it was going. But I like it anyway.

Poetry for Vulcans, K/S, G )
tahariel: (Star Trek - Kirk - golden smile)
I haven't felt much like reccing this past week or so, but as you can read in my previous post, things are improving, so here we go again :)

Today's rec is a truly epic fic. I am talking over 200k words long. It is also TOTALLY ADDICTIVE. Seriously, it's worth reading, but make sure you have time to sit for a while, okay? It is like a healthier kind of cocaine (depending on what you tend to snack on while you read, naturally.)

This fic is Kirk/McCoy, Academy!fic, with a very strong structure and sense of personality coming through from McCoy as POV character. You get a real flavour of his mind reading it, and seeing Jim through his eyes is really well written. While it's not a massive departure from general fandom opinion of Nu!Jim, it's done in such an accomplished manner that it's fair to say it's one of the better examples of the type. It's also a good slow burner of a fic, though as I find often happens with slow burners the burn is better than the payoff. Try it anyway.




Switch by [livejournal.com profile] ceres_libera. Summary: The life and times of Leonard H. McCoy MD/PhD … If Leonard McCoy's life could get any fucking weirder, it would be … Jesus, he didn't even want to think what that could possibly mean, because it's already been too fucking weird to make any kind of rational sense.


Tags: startrekxi, kirk/mccoy, slash, fic, spock/uhura, a:ceres_libera



tahariel: (Cat - stare at the sky)
Thank you to everyone who commented on my post about work yesterday. I'm feeling better about it today, even if it still sucks ass, but at least I'm more sanguine about it. I can live with that. I'm just going to do the best job I can do, and fuck them if they don't value that. I am going to be all Tom McRae about it. (I love Tom McRae. I wonder if he has new music out yet? *ponders*)


On other random and unrelated topics!


I don't know about you, but "Child On Board" signs always make me think, well, I guess I won't ram into your car, then, I suppose. Do they really make anyone drive any differently? I'm fairly certain that they're mostly a way of indirectly bragging that you have produced offspring. For proof of this, see "Grandchild on board", a clear extension of this phenomenon which has no value but to show off that your offspring have produced offspring, and you are now old.


In the name of funny roadsigns everywhere:









Today's rec not only ignores either of my read pairings in Star Trek fandom (le gasp!) but is also fabulously funny and poignant. I really enjoy fics that explore the dynamic we saw on screen between Kirk and Uhura, not necessarily romantically but the way in which that is a kind of friendship, too - an ongoing joke between two people who pretend to dislike each other. This is a perfect example of the type.


How Many Roads? or, 27 Times Jim Kirk Hit On Nyota Uhura by [livejournal.com profile] captandeastar. Summary: After the bar fight, Nyota thinks to herself that if this is what being hit on by Jim Kirk leads to, she’s very glad she’s never going to have to see him again.


Tags: startrekxi, spock/uhura, kirk, het, gen, fic, a:captandeastar



tahariel: (Night and Day)
Only two out of eleven of you who responded to my last post said that you read crossovers, and only three said fusions. I am outraged! Horrified and hurt!

As you may know, or may have guessed from my reccing habits, I ADORE crossovers. Therefore, I am disowning you all. (Except for [livejournal.com profile] wickednotevil, [livejournal.com profile] ionaonie, [livejournal.com profile] leupagus and [livejournal.com profile] zoeiona. I will let you live.)

Now, believe you me, there are a lot of bad crossovers out there. I especially hate ones where the author's two favourite slash couples meet and everyone is gay. This is not because I hate either pairing, but because I tend to find it awkward and unlikely that they would all be sleeping with what you might call unexpected partners; it's an extension of my hatred of 'everyone's gay!' fic in general.

HOWEVER! A good crossover is an absolute joy, one where characters meet and interact who wouldn't necessarily do so otherwise, and you get to see the way the two universes can be slotted together. Put it this way - I have 141 crossovers bookmarked on my delicious. Which is why today I'm going to rec you some crossovers, regardless of whether you like crossovers or not! Take that!

(I swear tomorrow I will rec you something you have actually said you like.)






Jim Kirk meets John Sheppard! Two slutty space captains in one place!

Congrats, You've Met Your Match (The Space Captain Remix) by [livejournal.com profile] lex_zeppelin. Summary: Jim Kirk has issues with the new guy.


Tags: startrekxi, sga, crossover, crossover:startrekxi, crossover:sga, kirk/sheppard, slash, fic, humour, a:lex_zeppelin






What if Bones was the seventh cylon?

Downloaded by [livejournal.com profile] ennyousai_fic. Extract: When he opens his eyes he feels steadier. He remembers now what happened. They'd been on Capella IV only to discover the Klingons were already there, and he'd stepped forward without thinking to pull Jim out of the way and -

"You're lucky you were in range of the Resurrection Ship," says the woman on his right softly, and he sees that she is tall and blond and beautiful. "Just a little further out and we wouldn't have been able to download your consciousness."


Tags: startrekxi, battlestargalactica, crossover, crossover:startrekxi, crossover:battlestargalactica, kirk/mccoy, slash, fic, angst, cliche:someoneisarobot, a:ennyousai





Arthur is Batman! And Merlin is... his gardener?

The Dark Knight by [livejournal.com profile] stripedpetunia. Summary: Merlin Emrys lands a job as a gardener for the enigmatic playboy Arthur Pendragon, and discovers that what he gets up to at night is not necessarily drinking with celebrities.


Tags: merlin, batman, dcu, crossover, crossover:merlin, crossover:batman, merlin/arthur, slash, fic, au, a:stripedpetunia





Written pre-CoE, Ianto becomes a Reaper ala Dead Like Me. His specialism? People killed by or because of Jack.

Non Linear by [livejournal.com profile] misswinterhill. Summary: Ianto Jones died on a Monday night at exactly six thirty-seven p.m. This wouldn’t have been so remarkable if not for the fact that Ianto Jones was fated to exist for longer than almost any dead man in the known multiverse.


Tags: torchwood, jack/ianto, slash, fic, crossover:deadlikeme, angst, doctorwho, a:misswinterhill



tahariel: (Star Trekkin')
Writing is haaaaard, you guys! I managed about 300 words in an hour today. This is not like me at all. They may be rubbish words, but at least usually I'm prolific. This is like pulling teeth. DO NOT LIKE.

Your daily rec! Now, I hate Mary Sue fic as much as the next homicidal maniac. But I love me a well-written OC or outsider POV. And this is one of my favourite fics using this POV.





PTSD as a way of life by [livejournal.com profile] ethrosdemon. Summary: As the Enterprise heads off again for its five year tour, onboard ship shrinks are now a mandate -- in fact, head shrink counselor is now a recognized senior staff position, so there's nothing anyone on board can do about it.


Tags: startrekxi, gen, fic, oc, outsidepov, a:ethrosdemon



tahariel: (Chuck - levitating)
Bullet-pointy list for formatting goodness!


  • Things are finally FINALLY moving with the flat purchase. I've been approved for the mortgage (pending their receiving a piece of paperwork I sent yesterday), and they have authorised the appraisal/survey. Which means that, hopefully, I WILL ACTUALLY MOVE SOMETIME THIS YEAR.

    All those who have heard me moaning about this never-ending saga can now breathe a tentative sigh of relief.


  • In fannish news, I am now up-to-date on: White Collar, Criminal Minds, Castle, and Glee. I would have been up-to-date with Supernatural, too, but I seem to be missing eps 505 and 506. Dammit. Of course, since all shows boot up for the second half of the season this month, I will soon be behind again. Eventually I will catch up with everything, I swear. As soon as I get the goddamned internet for reals.


  • I've been reading a lot this week (real books! Made from trees!) and I read this AMAZING YA book (and then the sequel) that you will all love and have to go read NOW NOW NOW. Look, you can even read a sample chapter for free!

    It's called The Hunger Games, it's by Suzanne Collins, and it is pure genius. In a post-apocalyptic world, a teenage girl takes her little sister's place in the Hunger Games, reality TV with a difference... as punishment for their rebellion, the people of the twelve districts are forced to send twenty-four teenagers, twelve boys and twelve girls, into an arena where they are forced to kill each other for the amusement of the ruling class, until only one is left standing. Tense, dramatic, painful, and wonderful; I haven't stopped thinking about it since I read it, and I kind of want to get amnesia so I can read it for the first time all over again.The sequel is already available (and I've devoured that too,) and the third and final book of the trilogy comes out this Summer. I think I might die of anticipation.


  • And now for the accumulated daily recs: this week, with a theme of 'superpowered AUs'! (I swear I will post some non-slash soon, too, for variety.)





    biconvex by [livejournal.com profile] mercurial_wit. Extract: Peter could feel a headache threatening to develop in the Caffrey Zone, which was located an inch above his temples, and had been a close acquaintance of throbbing pain during the last seven years. "But you're a shielder," he said, daring Neal to point out that he was stating the obvious. "And a bad one at that."


    Tags: whitecollar, neal/peter/elizabeth, het, slash, fic, au, telepathy, superpowers!au, a:mercurial-wit






    Fight Down Height by [livejournal.com profile] hannahrorlove. Extract: When he opened his eyes, the most surprising thing about the situation became the fact that he was looking down over his office.


    Tags: house, house/wilson, slash, fic, au, genre:superpowers, crackfic, superpowers!au, a:hannahrorlove






    I Can See That You're Thinking About Having Sex With Me But I Am Not Into You by [livejournal.com profile] kathkin. Summary: Based on this prompt on the old Kink Meme: AU. Arthur can read minds.


    Tags: merlin, merlin/arthur, slash, fic, au, psychic!sex, superpowers!au, a:kathkin






    Sweet Dreams Are Made of These by [livejournal.com profile] camouflagecamel. Summary: When Jim meets the older Spock in that horribly cold ice cave, only a small part of him is shocked. Of course, he thinks to himself. Of course I can see the future and dream of my as-of-current-arch-enemy fucking me senseless and then meet his alternate-older self on an icy hellhole where he basically left me to die. Of course. Life is never fucking simple.


    Tags: startrekxi, kirk/spock, slash, fic, au, fic, cliche:someoneispsychic, superpowers!au, a:camouflagecamel






    X by [livejournal.com profile] trinityofone. Extract: “You know why they’re sending you.” Elizabeth nodded. “Of course. It’s an exploratory mission—” “No.” The coin spun in General O’Neill’s hand, beside General O’Neill’s hand. “You know why they’re sending you.”


    Tags: sga, x-men, marvelverse, fusion, fusion:sga, fusion:x-men, crossover, crossover:sga, crossover:x-men, au, cliche:superpowers, a:trinityofone






    Awakening and Synergy by [livejournal.com profile] crimsonquills. Summary: Everyone in the world suddenly gains psychic abilities. There are consequences. / Summary: Set immediately after Awakening. As in, if you squished the two together you wouldn't be able to tell where the seam was. Tony's awake. Now he and Gibbs have to adapt to the bond that brought him back.


    Tags: ncis, gibbs/dinozzo, slash, fic, psychic!sex, a:nix



  • tahariel: (Star Trek - Kirk - golden smile)
    You know how sometimes, someone tells you something you did was wrong, and they're really nice about it, but you still end up feeling like the puppy after you've tapped its nose with the newspaper? I really hate that.

    Continuing today's canine theme, then: today's rec! [livejournal.com profile] ionaonie will, of course, claim I've defected over to the dark side, but I have to admit that as time has gone on I've enjoyed Kirk/McCoy more than I did, and now I like it as much as I like Kirk/Spock. This is a great example of the pairing, even though it's a werewolf fic - it carries the tone of the relationship really well, and Sarka really captures McCoy's grouchy loveability in her use of his POV.




    Twice Shy by [livejournal.com profile] sarkasticfics. Summary: Bones is a werewolf. The moment he met James Kirk, got a good whiff of his scent, he knew he was fucked.He had thought those stories about werewolves scenting their mate were all bullshit. But the stories about mating for life have got to be fake, right? Right?


    Tags: startrekxi, kirk/mccoy, slash, fic, au, cliche:someoneisawerewolf, a:sarka


    tahariel: (Star Trek - Kirk in command)
    Today's fic not only has a surfeit of exquisite, fantastically gorgeous writing, but it uses an OC's point-of-view (don't run away!) for a large portion of the fic with seamless fit into the universe and wonderful insight into Jim Kirk's character, putting forth an image of his childhood and education that will really stay with you. This is my new canon.


    Graduate Vulcan for Fun and Profit by [livejournal.com profile] lazulisong. Summary: It really does take a village to raise a Jim.

    Tags: startrekxi, kirk, gen, fic, outsidepov, oc, a:lazulisong


    Dagnabbit

    Jul. 27th, 2009 08:02 pm
    tahariel: (Fury)
    Some very kind people let me know that track 11 of the fanmix I posted yesterday is corrupted, so I've reuploaded the song separately. During the week I have really limited internet access, so reloading the whole mix would have been very, very difficult.

    You can find the reuploaded track here, at Sendspace. If it doesn't work, please let me know. I'll also be updating the original post to include this link, and putting notes on the crosspostings.

    Argh! Internet, you make me mad sometimes, corrupting my files *double facepalm*
    tahariel: (Star Trekkin')


    A Kirk/Spock nu!Trek fanmix

    ETA: Some very kind people let me know that track 11 of the original .zip is corrupted. Dang. I've reuploaded the song in question since my internet during the week is a bit iffy, so anyone who wants it, you can find it here. Sorry *double facepalm*

    The Only Way (Is The Wrong Way) )
    tahariel: (Books)
    ...so, I thought about why I was stuck on the fic I was trying to write, and then I tried to write some more, and was stuck some more. So I did some more thinking.

    Whenever I write fic, I've always been better at writing something that tries to convey a mood, a feeling, than at seriously plotty stuff. There's plot in there, but the plot is there as a catalyst to carry the mood over to the reader. That's what I'm good at, fic-wise. And the fic I was trying to write wasn't like that at all. I love love LOVE the premise, and I'm going to keep trying, but maybe it needs more gestation time first.

    So now I'm writing something completely different! And I need your help!

    Here is my question: what are your favourite poems? Why do you like them? Can you quote me some/all of it?

    It would be really helpful! Thank you in advance :)
    tahariel: (Make something)
    A quick roundup:

  • Another week has gone by and I still haven't been fired!
  • I made an offer on a flat, which was rejected, then upped my offer slightly which has been accepted, so hopefully I will be moving into a place of my own very soon :)
  • Having only mobile broadband blows.

    Not a lot to talk about, really - trying to make myself write, but failing somewhat at the moment. Hopefully will give myself a kick up the backside this week and really get going. I suspect the problem is because I wrote myself into a boring bit that didn't want to go anywhere, and I'm just reluctant to go back and cut. Fail, self, epic fail.

    On the other hand, assuming I manage to get Paintshop Pro onto my new laptop to finish up the graphics for it I should be uploading a Kirk/Spock fanmix I've been working on this week, so watch this space :)
  • tahariel: (Star Trek - rock paper scissors lizard s)
    [livejournal.com profile] jade_dragoness drew an illustration for Asymptote for me! It's so cute! Go look!

    In related news, I'm seriously planning my next Star Trek fic. It's looking to be a bit of an epic, though, so I have no idea when it'll go up.
    tahariel: (Star Trekkin')
    Title: Asymptote

    Fandom: STXI

    Pairing: Kirk/Spock

    Word Count: 5974

    Rating: R / NC-17, for language and sex

    Warnings: None

    Author's Notes: I hadn't written anything in months when I started this, and haven't written fanfic in years. But somehow Star Trek has got me going again - which I'm totally loving, because I really missed writing! Thanks to everyone who's left such lovely comments on the original meme thread (here). Feedback is love! Crossposted to [livejournal.com profile] kirkspock.

    ETA: You can now also find this fic at the Archive of Our Own and at the automated Kirk/Spock archive, once it's been approved, thanks to kind prompting from [livejournal.com profile] awarrington.

    Summary: Prompt from [livejournal.com profile] st_xi_kink: Prompt: K/S. So, this idea kind of hit me out of nowhere. Pretty much following the tradition of aliens-made-them-do-it [only kind of inverted], in which Kirk and Spock end up at a planet where they are not allowed to touch each other [due to religious issues, politeness protocol, whatever].

    This makes Spock realize how many times a day, Kirk had been touching him, [his shoulder, pat at the back, random hugs, etc] and how much he had been enjoying those touches. In fact, Spock is a bit annoyed [angry!] that he's been deprived his daily ration of Kirk-touch. And when he tries to sneak in a touch, however subtle, the aliens get in the way. [Damn aliens!] This pretty much pushes his control to the limit.

    Then when the whole ordeal is over, Spock jumps Kirk in the conference room as soon as the briefing on the away mission is over because he cannot wait! \o/

    Bonus: Kirk and Spock aren't together yet, so first time.

    Double bonus: Kirk has no clue what the hell going on with Spock until the jumping happens.




    Anticipation was not an emotion Spock had intended to allow himself to feel. )
    tahariel: (Flights of Fancy)
    ...somehow, despite the fact that in general I super-despise mpreg, I am writing one anyway. Why, kink meme, why?

    My other fic - less embarrassing in many ways - is still ongoing and I'm actually pretty pleased with it. The fact that I'm writing again at all, actually, I'm really pleased about. Clearly the kink meme has given me back my mojo.

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