tahariel: (FF Movie - into the kingdom of under)

A beautiful, aching post-apocalyptic Supernatural/SGA crossover, the sort that crawls into your chest and stays a while, lingering in the best possible way.

And All the World Beneath by [livejournal.com profile] seperis. Summary: Dean remembers Texas as blackland stretching in marker-thick strips of vivid brown and black, broken with the sprawling metroplexes of Dallas and San Antonio and Houston; farms spread with the yellow tops of maize waving in pre-autumn winds, threshers moving complacently through the fields with drowsy men in hats waving at the road. He remembers green and gold fields dotted with cows, half-year calves running on the outskirts of the herds. He remembers these were what he saw between jobs, lives being lived that had nothing to do with creeping twilight and sleeping only behind salt circles and ritual wards.

Tags: supernatural, sga, slash, gen, genre:horror, fic, futurefic, crossover, crossover:sga, crossover:supernatural, a:seperis

tahariel: (Narnia - Aslan - el rey lion)
I woke up this morning, turned on my laptop, and the first webpage I saw was the BBC coverage of the earthquake in Haiti. How awful! The pictures are enough to make you want to cry - in fact, made me want to jump up and go there, to help. I know that I don't have any useful skills to give them, and that it is irrational of me. But that was my first impulse. If anyone else was looking for a way to help, I've donated money to the relief fund being raised by the British Red Cross - they seem to be one of the most 'useful' places to put it, if you know what I mean. Not preaching, just thought I'd provide a place to go if you wanted one.

Today we got off lightly here in MK snow-wise; persistant but light, and it didn't really stick to the roads, just to the other snow, which is manageable. We still only had about 50% attendance today, but that's a vast improvement on last week. I think people must be getting sick of not doing things, and so are struggling in to the hospital despite the weather. It saved me from going out of my mind with boredom, unlike last week, anyway, so despite the fact that this means I have to do work, I'm actually happy about it! (I know, I'm surprised too.)

Today we have two recs, since I forgot yesterday: today's theme is His Dark Materials fusion-fics. I love this genre, because it provides a unique insight into how a writer perceives a particular character's inner landscape - not only is there the all-important choice of daemon, but the way the character and their daemon interact and what they talk about and don't talk about is so revealing. I would read them all day if I could.

The Importance of Souls by [livejournal.com profile] jlupinfic. Summary: Snatches of Dean's life through an infusion with His Dark Materials.

(Not spoilery for season five.)

Tags: supernatural, dean/castiel, slash, fic, fusion:hisdarkmaterials, fusion:supernatural, cliche:daemons, a:jenniferlupin

Another World by [livejournal.com profile] gnimaerd. Summary: Four Merlin vignettes set in a world where everybody has daemons.

Tags: merlin, gen, fic, au, crossover, fusion, fusion:hisdarkmaterials, fusion:merlin, crossover:merlin, crossover:hisdarkmaterials, cliche:daemons, a:gnimaerd

tahariel: (Jarhead - this is my rifle)
(Post title will make more sense if you know BSL. Like what I do. Had my exam this week and got 15/18, which is precisely the pass mark, so unless I get moderated down, I've passed my 101! Only have 102 and 103 left this academic year. 'Only', she says...)

The Devil's Gate by [livejournal.com profile] hesychasm. Summary: She'd always known she'd make her way there one day.

An amazing, long and intricate crossover, fusing the two universes and their inhabitants together so well that you really get absorbed into it. I'm not usually a great reader of femslash, but I loved this. Quick technical question, btw - do people usually spell it femslash, or femmeslash? Spelling and grammar nazis need to know!

Tags: buffy, angel, supernatural, crossover, crossover:supernatural, crossover:buffy, faith/jo, femslash, fic, jossverse, a:hesychasm

tahariel: (Supernatural - a polaroid of shame)
I got such a lovely response to my last trio of wallpapers that I made some more!

3 Supernatural Wallpapers )


Jun. 18th, 2007 06:16 pm
tahariel: (Default)
And lo, [livejournal.com profile] wickedkitty said unto me, "You should totally make wallpapers."

So I went forth and produced wallpapers. And here-th they are-th :)

3 Supernatural wallpapers )
tahariel: (Supernatural- Dean- a polaroid of shame)




*iz ded*
tahariel: (kiss icon)
So today I've been thinking about what makes me read certain fics and what makes me click the back button on my browser, and why sometimes going back to a fic you loved makes you frown and say, 'huh, you know, I don't actually want to read this fic now.'

I'm going to talk about my thoughts, so if anyone feels they disagree, I'm not dissing you or your favourite pairing or type of fic or whatever, and please feel free to comment and discuss. I don't get to do this sort of thing any more, eyeballs are pretty cut and dried when it comes to your own inner monologue :D

For instance, then, after rereading The Mirror of Maybe up-to-date - which is a very good Harry/Snape fic, by the way, if you haven't read it, and it's worth a try even if you're not a fan of the pairing, which I wasn't before this - I've been looking for Harry/Snape fic to read and basically being picky about it.

I am willing to read this but not willing to read other fics (I, of course, don't tag fics I don't like, so I don't have one to put here just yet. Maybe if I find one later I'll fill in the blank.) If I'm reading Harry/Snape, it can't be fluffy, or really particularly light at all, because it just DOESN'T WORK. It has to be hard, and painful, and twisted but right at the same time. Something has to go wrong for it to go right for them as a pairing. (That said, The Mirror of Maybe doesn't exactly fit these criteria. But it has other things going for it, and Midnight Blue makes the pairing work. So I'm perfectly happy to read any of it I can get my greasy mitts on. I wish she updated more than once a year. I kid you not.)

Take Heroes fandom - I'm only willing to read Nathan/Peter, at least at the moment. Why? Because they're the characters I'm interested in, and because they have so much screen chemistry it makes my teeth ache. I love the other characters - in fact, there is not one I'd out and out get rid of - but I don't actually want to know about their sex lives. I do want to know more about Nathan and Peter's dynamic, because there is so much there under the surface, hidden from plain sight, that I feel like I'm picking up on. There are too many characters for an individual rundown, but my immediate thoughts - Hiro is too cute for me to want to consider his sex life, and the person Claire has the most chemistry with is Peter, but not in the same incestuous they-could-actually-go-there way that Peter has chemistry with Nathan. And that's fine, because she's pretty awesome all on her own. (Well, truth be told, I wrote a Nathan/Claire/Peter smutlet for the Heroes Pornathon a while back. So basically I'm good at breaking my own rules.) Again though, for me Heroes is not a fluffy fandom. It doesn't really work for me in fic. While there are probably even fics I've tagged that are sort of fluffy, it's not what I'm looking for.

I suppose what I'm really saying is that, with fanfic, I need to feel like it fits with the show or books or whatever before I can be comfortable enough to immerse myself in it. Stargate Atlantis fandom can get away with the most outrageous crack, because there is no limit on the crazy you can inflict there. (Though I seem to have gone off SGA fic lately. No idea why.) Supernatural - yes, crack, but not really fluff. (Sam and Dean are another pair that are so wound up in one another that fic really has to make sense to me before I'll read it, because their dynamic is so set in my head. I can imagine them killing for one another and not batting an eyelid, time and time again, and that's not fluffy. It's heartrending and breathtaking when it's done right, but it's never fluffy.)

I won't even go into the topics of grammar and spelling for now, as I suspect Sam is coming to pick me up to drag me out to Carnibar for the evening. Maybe I'll come back and expand this later. Until then :D
tahariel: (David Hewlett- candy lightsaber)
So I FINALLY FINALLY FINALLY got around to watching this week's episode of SGA. I'd been kind of 'meh' about watching it to be truthful, because there's been so much cruddy filler lately that I've been more like, 'you know, I'd rather read fanfic.' But this week was really GOOD so YAY :D

Also, best line ever: "Why don't you guys just make out and get it over with, huh?"

And everyone was made of awesome. I love Lorne, did I ever tell you that? Loads of great character moments, really good. Thank God for a good episode :)

And Supernatural this week... AWESOME. Jensen Ackles (Dean) keeps getting hotter. Demons and Jo not being Dean's future girlfriend and Sam being awesome and Bobby, who is also awesome. Mostly, MADE OF AWESOME, OKAY? is my reaction :D


Jan. 29th, 2007 09:28 pm
tahariel: (Supernatural- Dean- a polaroid of shame)
There's apparently some question over whether Supernatural is going to get another season. The producer guy is saying 50/50. This, of course, is not good enough to make me happy, because I love this show like woah. So, if you watch the show (or even if you don't but feel like helping out another fandom), head over to [livejournal.com profile] promote_spn and do some petitions or polls or something, help to boost numbers and show the network it ought to be renewed. (And really, if you don't watch it, why the hell not? It's awesome! And also, Jenson Ackles and Jared Padalecki are very, very nice to look at, know what I'm saying?)
tahariel: (happiness and excitement)
Woah, haven't posted in a few days, and now I go to the update page and it looks weird *pulls a face of ultimate confusion*

Hey, by the way :) I've been home since last Thursday but my friend was staying over the weekend and I forgot to post and such. You may be interested to know, those of you to whom is applies, that my mobile is always on now, and so you can actually call me when you want to now and expect me to pick up. (NOT at 3am, by the way, this is not a call for midnight callers.)


Well, I should be scanning and posting somewhere pages of the comic I've been drawing as soon as my sister gets her ass out of that bloody computer chair, I swear she's surgically attached to it like ALL DAY. It's called Phosphore and is a superheroine comic :)

I am behind on watching three episodes of SGA (long story involving fake file and spyware) but have them downloaded and just need to make time for it now. So no spoilers or I kill your ass.

Heroes and Supernatural appear to be on mid-season break. I would very much like to beat dead the inventor of mid-season breaks. It would be a lot of fun, and then maybe I could prevent them, and get to WATCH MY GODDAMN SHOWS. Ahem.

Comment on this post and I will reply to you and we can exchange Christmassy responses to one another and pretend we're not going to see each other soon, because we totally are, okay?

BY THE WAY - if you head over to day 13 of [livejournal.com profile] undermistletoe you will be able to find my SGA fanfic Sandstorms. I would find a link for you but I am too lazy. Also if you look in their userinfo everything is linked in there so you won't have to scroll down so much.
tahariel: (Jensen Ackles in a junkyard)
Today I started writing my SGA McShep story for the [livejournal.com profile] under_mistletoe challenge. Yay! It actually went well and I wrote a lot of words!

No Mourning Tree, but, y'know, um... *runs away to avoid making excuses*

My leg really hurts because I increased the weight on the adductor machine at the gym yesterday and so today I am hobbling around everywhere going 'OW FUCKING OW STUPID FUCKING LEG' as I walk (but only when nobody else is around)

And I also caught up on Supernatural, because I had it but hadn't watched it, and it is still AWESOME. And the end of ep three was so Wincestuous I could cry (in a good way, which many of you will think is creepy but THEY ARE SO RIGHT I DON'T CARE THAT IT IS WRONG WRONG WRONG!) Jenson Ackles is veeeeeeery nice to look at, also. I like his shoulders *beams*


Sep. 16th, 2006 12:26 pm
tahariel: (Smallville - blue love)
Three banners for you this weekend :) One I made last week and two over the last couple of days. The Supernatural banner (the third one) is the one I'd recommend if you only wanna look at one (time, bandwidth, whatever) simply because it turned out so cool (yes, that is me being immodest. Again.)

So anyway, please look and give feedback :)

Jack/Daniel - Ghost of a Shark

Summercon 2006 banner for [livejournal.com profile] svmadelyn

Supernatural - Brothers in Arms
tahariel: (Default)
I haven't updated in a few days, huh? Well, I've been watching a lot of DVDs recently. I'm trying to get through some before I go away so I have less to cart along with me (though I keep accidentally ordering more because I have absolutely no willpower whatsoever.) I'm watching Medium at the moment which I'm liking, but I'm not mega-enthused about it like I get with some things. It's fun, it's cool, it's just not obsession material. Now, House was AWESOME. And one of my online accidental purchases was the second season of that, along with the complete first season of Supernatural, which I have been heard describing as 'the show that is so cool that GOD want to watch it all the time even though he ALREADY KNOWS WHAT HAPPENS.'

Seriously, it has Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki in leather with big-ass sexy guns killing monsters. What more do you need?

My life in brief, other than fannishness:

Had a bit of a freak-out after actually meeting Dad's new girlfriend Gail because theoretically it's fine but really it's kinda weird. He was out I think 5/7 nights last week until way after I'd gone to sleep (after midnight) and I felt like I never saw him and he acted differently and it was really getting me into a tizzy. But I talked to him about it and now I feel better and hopefully I'll be fine now. I just still miss Mum, you know? So seeing him with someone else being happy is kinda whacked.

Lucy started going to school again but is either ill again or not making an effort and of course it's the days when I'm supposed to be taking her and I want her to go so she doesn't miss the year and it's stressing Dad out and it sucks. Dan, the boyfriend man, is coming over this afternoon so I'm guessing I'll be making myself scarce upstairs again. I'll take DVDs and laptop and hole up for a while, it'll be fine :)

Jasper is, as always, cute as hell.

I'm getting nervous about going to university now. Will I make friends? Will somebody steal my crockery? Will I remember to take all the stuff I need? Damn, I still have to call the NHS to make sure they give me my bursary, dammit, because they've based their 'sorry, no' on last year when Dad was actually working and this year we have basically no income over than Mum's pension so they should PAY UP, GODDAMNIT. Also have to call two other places. I hate phone calls. I hate talking to people on the phone. HATEITHATEITHATEIT. Don't wanna. But I gotta. So... crap.


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