enjoying wreaking myself all over
havocthecat
::....:. .::::.:. :..:.: :.. .:::
Back Viewing 0 - 20  
Because why not? SG-1 fic recs from back in the day

I was looking for an old ot4 team SG1 series that may or may not be as good as I remember, but while looking, have fun with a couple humor pieces I found in my pinboard links:

A Pirate's Life by @raindroproses.livejournal (Sam/Vala, lesbian space pirates, humor)

The SGC's Automated Phone System by @mardahin.livejournal (Gen, no actual characters, humor)

Do you want to see any more of my SG-1 recs? https://pinboard.in/u:havocthecat/t:recs:sg1/

I haven't made any in a while, but I haven't read as much fanfic in a while.

This entry has been cross-posted to Dreamwidth (comment count unavailable comments). Comments are welcome on either post.

Tags:
Comment Fest of Distractions!

@sholio is running the Happy Distracting Comment Fest

FANWORKS OF ALL DESCRIPTIONS

Distract your heart out!

This entry has been cross-posted to Dreamwidth (comment count unavailable comments). Comments are welcome on either post.

An excerpt from my favorite Zombie Squad forum post so far...

NONE OF THIS WAS WRITTEN BY ME. But damn.

What Do We Mean When We Say Zombies?
An exerpt from something posted by a person with the username of Gunny » Wed Aug 01, 2007 10:44 pm

"I think a clarification needs to be made about what the "zombie" metaphor means to ZS in this community so this mistake isn't made.

It is VERY important that everyone realizes that when we discuss the walking dead we are not talking about other groups of living people. Zombie is a metaphor for disaster.

We are not using the word zombie as a way to cover up any discussions of murdering other people. If this is what you are doing you need to find another place to hang out."

This entry has been cross-posted to Dreamwidth (comment count unavailable comments). Comments are welcome on either post.

RIP Stan Kirsh

I could say a lot about Highlander, which is the fandom other than Forever Knight that I met a lot of my oldest fandom friends in, but it's funny, there are a lot of Highlander people that probably don't know me. I was going by another name around that time.

I didn't write a lot in Highlander fandom. Or I didn't post a lot of fic back then. I did do some meta, but those epic writers were pretty intimidating. I have some unfinished handwritten Highlander stuff that never made it to the internet, including some stuff with Amanda and Richie (not shippy, alas). When I was in college, and Richie's age, I was embarrassment squicked by him so hard I could barely watch his early stuff. (Also I have strong feelings about how he was alternately written as a privileged kid slumming it and also an ignorant poor kid. The writers really didn't understand that background they were trying to write, and so it was very inconsistent, which, okay, their poor writing contributed to my embarrassment squicking out, I know. But whatever. That's on me.)

When I watch Highlander now, I can appreciate the growth arc that Richie had. He definitely started out needing to go to Tachi station to pick up some power converters, metaphorically speaking, and he left the show the equivalent of a Jedi Knight. (But not dead, okay? Fuck that episode. Everyone got very confused in the fog.) Stan Kirsch could carry an inconsistent background into a growth arc that showed maturity and depth and that was pretty impressive. I was never surprised to hear that he'd become an acting teacher, and a pretty damn good one, because of the talent he'd shown on Highlander.

There's something to be said for those who share their talents with others - teaching is a unique and valuable skill, one that should be held in high regard. It requires its own vocabulary, a way of reaching inside and explaining things that are instinctive and unspoken or unwritten to others. Teachers go beyond their own skill and develop it in others. That's what Stan Kirsch was doing and his legacy will carry on beyond himself. I didn't even know the guy. I was just a fan of one of his characters on a show. But I know that much. I'm so sorry for all the people he's left behind, his loved ones, his students, everyone who knew him and was touched by him - and that does include his fans.

I'm so sorry to hear he's gone, and too fucking early.

In a celebration of Stan Kirsch's life, @argentum_ls has started a Richie Ryan Prompt Meme on the AO3. Please go and participate.

This entry has been cross-posted to Dreamwidth (comment count unavailable comments). Comments are welcome on either post.

If I come up with an elaboration post for hlh_shortcuts, this will be it.

I...do not know if I have something. But if I do, it'll be here.

Until then, here's my sign-up: https://hlh-shortcuts.dreamwidth.org/7868.html?thread=81340#cmt81340

This entry has been cross-posted to Dreamwidth (comment count unavailable comments). Comments are welcome on either post.

About time, Marvel. I've been needing that Black Widow film a while.

It took you long enough to give me my Black Widow film. Black Widow trailer on YouTube. I have to wait until 2020 for this? Are you that spoiler-phobic? )

I can't believe we had to test the waters with Wonder Woman, Suicide Squad (I mean, the fuck, Suicide Squad was a mess, but Harley was a glorious terror) and Captain Marvel first.

I really need a Natasha icon.

This entry has been cross-posted to Dreamwidth (comment count unavailable comments). Comments are welcome on either post.

Subscription/Access Updates

A few access/subscription updates, mostly to accounts that either are or seem defunct, or maybe are only used for a couple of exchange signups. PM me if I've made a change you disagree with.

This entry has been cross-posted to Dreamwidth (comment count unavailable comments). Comments are welcome on either post.

femslashex dear creator letter

Stargate - All Media Series )

Original Work )

Original Work )

DC's Arrowverse )

This entry has been cross-posted to Dreamwidth (comment count unavailable comments). Comments are welcome on either post.

femslashex 2019: Luck Be a Goddess (Tyche/Emma - Luck Goddess/Her Favorite Human)

Title: Luck Be a Goddess
Author: [personal profile] havocthecat
Fandom: Original Femslash
Recipient: Icie
Characters: Tyche/Emma (Luck Goddess/Her Favorite Human)
Author's Notes: Thank you to [archiveofourown.org profile] Kairos and @ilthit for betareading for me, @argentum_ls for the story feedback, to @celli for all of the above and non-stop encouragement and friendship, and to the hippos at the Yuletide Discord for the random match-up. I got incredibly lucky and you are very generous and thoughtful, all of you.

Summary: A penny lying casually on the ground was a trap for someone like her. For anyone whose attention that Tyche was trying to get. Emma tried to move away from it, maybe cross the street and escape before the luck could hit her. Problem was her sensible loafers got caught on a crack in the sidewalk and stumbled over three separate couples, a drunk twentysomething wearing a fraternity logo on his baseball cap, and a bride's wedding train - she yelled an apology that wasn't accepted - and then almost caught herself on the doors to the Flamingo. Almost.

Luck Be a Goddess (AO3) | Luck Be a Goddess (DW)

This entry has been
cross-posted to Dreamwidth (comment count unavailable comments). Comments are welcome on either post.

My femslashex gifts in 2019

I got two great @femslashex gifts this year!

A Princess of the Blood - Original Work, Handmaiden To A Princess/Vampire Everyone But Her Thinks Is Human

The actual characters are Princess Savonne and Felicity the Handmaiden, so if you're into Princess/Devoted Handmaiden stories, PLEASE DO read this, because this should hit all your kinks. Or not-kinks, but delights. Either way, please do go and read it! It's a joy and a delight. Felicity and Savonne are perfect for each other, and I love that it's original fic, but I kind of wish there was a fandom for them so there would be more.

beneath the waves - Stargate: Atlantis, Asuran Elizabeth and Wraith Queen Teyla

This is set in an alternate future where they've had to sink Atlantis due to repeated invasions, and where Elizabeth isn't dead (because this is obviously preferable!), they take a few minutes away from being in charge of the city to just be them. It's very delightfully their dynamic, while still being a good extrapolation of a late-s4/s5 style setting for SGA. If you're an SGA femslash fan, I think you might want to check it out.

This entry has been cross-posted to Dreamwidth (comment count unavailable comments). Comments are welcome on either post.

PSA about subscription/access

Every day is unfriending amnesty day in havocthecat-land. Should you not wish to read what I have to say, please feel free to unsubscribe and/or deaccess at any time. (My subscription/access theory is, by and large, aimed toward the mutual and dyadic. Which means that if you remove your subscription to me and leave my access to you, I will likely remove both my subscription to you and your access to me.)

No hard feelings. If your experience reading my journal is not what you're looking for on DW, please make your internet and Dreamwidth experience what you're looking to get out of it. Unsubscribe and/or deaccess at will.

This entry has been cross-posted to Dreamwidth (comment count unavailable comments). Comments are welcome on either post.

Silk and Steel Kickstarter Anthology

Look what Kickstarter anthology I just bought into - and you should look at it too! Lady duelists and high femmes! Apparently they met all their stretch goals very quickly and are looking at adding new ones soon.



This entry has been cross-posted to Dreamwidth (comment count unavailable comments). Comments are welcome on either post.

Tags:
A love letter to Sarah Connor

https://www.tor.com/2019/11/01/the-terminator-gives-sarah-connor-one-of-the-most-compelling-origin-stories/

This entry has been cross-posted to Dreamwidth (comment count unavailable comments). Comments are welcome on either post.

Tags:
I don't even vid any more. Let's get this out of my head.

I don't want to get back into vidding, I don't have a proper vidding setup, also I don't even ship it, and surely someone else has done it already, so I'm posting to get this out of my head because I listen to a LOT of Beastie Boys.

No Sleep Til Brooklyn (lyrics linked and behind the cut below) is clearly a vid from Bucky's POV about the post-Brooklyn fighting days and longing for home even when you can't remember who the hell you are.

Possibly also it's created reality where Steve and Bucky are fighting at the same time that Buffy and Faith are fighting, because it's such a fighting song in my mind and Bucky-and-Steve are about as best friend/dark mirror (also shippable if you bend that way) as Buffy-and-Faith (and I really damn bend that way in shipping for Buffy and Faith).

But only if I were a talented vidder who'd done vidding since after I had a kid. I am not that person in this reality. Somewhere, in some universe, there is a Havoc that gave up writing for vidding. (A very far-away universe, but I salute that Havoc, she's having a lot of fun too and has a better computer than me. She's been up all night vidding this.)

Do you want to vid this? HAVE AT IT. Has someone already vidded this song with MCU? LINK ME PLEASE?

I have [community profile] femslashex treating to get back to and [community profile] hlh_shortcuts signups to stalk.

ETA: Rap music is a CNTW experience and you may find language not to your liking behind the cut tag.
'No Sleep Til Brooklyn' )

This entry has been cross-posted to Dreamwidth (comment count unavailable comments). Comments are welcome on either post.

I love the Robin Hood episode of TNG, but...

When Vash and Crusher meet, the insta-bristling girl-hate and girl-rivalry over a guy strikes me as 'written by a man,' and, I looked it up and OH YEAH WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY MEN because that behavior is super unrealistic.

Qpid: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qpid


I love when people write these things and I don't have to, but my corner of fandom has been saying this shit for YEARS:
A Spirited Defense of Star Trek: The Next Generation’s Deanna Troi

This entry has been cross-posted to Dreamwidth (comment count unavailable comments). Comments are welcome on either post.

Stargate: Share your favorite parts

[personal profile] princessofgeeks would like to know your favorite Sam Carter moments, Vala Mal Doran moments, or Sam and Vala friendship moments, go and tell them to her. Enable away!

https://princessofgeeks.dreamwidth.org/945126.html

This entry has been cross-posted to Dreamwidth (comment count unavailable comments). Comments are welcome on either post.

I love Hugo award winning fanfic archives

So I was merrily boggling away at the Hugo/AO3 kerfuffle until I had to leave town for a wedding,and I came back, only to discover that we're still wanking away. Damn. This one has staying power!

The only thing that WSFS has given me the urge to do, other than read the comments sections obsessively and recount things to the bride and Mr. Havoc, who have enjoyed the recounting and responded with a great deal of enthusiastic sarcasm and a request for the correct Hugo percentage formula, is to write some more fanfiction.

So there's that.

Did I miss anything else on the internet? Because that's some pretty overwhelming fanfic wank.

This entry has been cross-posted to Dreamwidth (comment count unavailable comments). Comments are welcome on either post.

#notallmen comes for Highlander about 20 years too early

I was watching one of the 6th season Raven audition episodes (the one with Katya) and Duncan used, sans irony, "it's not all men," and for fuck's sake, I shouted and I want to throw things at my tv now, SHE SHOULD NOT LET THINGS GO, SHE SHOULD NOT.

I remember how this episode played out and she gave up her vengeance so that her granddaughter had a father, but honestly, dude was so crazed with jealousy he killed his wife and so the courts acquitted him? OH FOR FUCK'S SAKE.

This whole episode should have played out differently. But Justice was written by two dudes and one woman, and the dudes got primary writing credits from the looks of it, and it was directed by a man. Go figure. Also it's from 1997.

This entry has been cross-posted to Dreamwidth (comment count unavailable comments). Comments are welcome on either post.

New job, week two

So far, so good, but I've been busy. Not much to talk about work-wise, which is nice! It means things are good.

So I've been watching Book of Monsters, which is basically a British-like Buffy with best friends, no magic, and a chainsaw. Also she's a lesbian and it's not a huge plot point, but it's a thing and it's sweet, and instead of vampires, there are a lot of Cthulhoid horrors from beyond killing people instead of vampires. I'm all for teenage girls with chainsaws killing monsters and having girlfriends.

Apparently it was a Kickstarter film? I like it. I streamed it on Amazon Prime. If I can get a hard copy I might just to have it archivally.

Also there's a fic recs post coming somewhere along the way, when the autopost comes through. I'm just not sure when that will be. Mostly because I've forgotten if I've set it up for weekly or every other week.

This entry has been cross-posted to Dreamwidth (comment count unavailable comments). Comments are welcome on either post.

My first eShakti order has arrived.

I really like my first two eShakti dresses. They fit amazingly (~$10 extra for custom sewing to my measurements is worth it), and the only thing I'm not a fan of is there being a back zipper, which means they take assistance to put on, as I'm not bendy enough to put on a dress with a back zipper by myself.

Mr. Havoc does not like the empire waisted dress as it's not very figure flattering, but it's a) not meant to be figure flattering, it's an empire waisted dress and b) meant for lazy day costuming when I have to LARP and need to chill and not stress over my costume.

I got this dress, except I had them lengthen the sleeves. It's cute as-is, but as I said, I wanted something for lazy day LARP costuming. The only thing that would've been better is if I could've gotten some kind of long, flowing sleeves, and I would've done it if possible. But I'd have had to go to a professional costumer for that, which I might do still, eventually.

ALSO THE DRESSES HAVE POCKETS. Not just itty-bitty pockets, or full sized pockets, but these fuckers are HUGE. I could fit my phone, a pen, and some lipstick, and a few other things in one pocket, and the fabric is thick enough it'll support it all.

Damn. Other than the zipper issue, I'm in love, and the zipper issue is tolerable. I need some more of these outfits. I bought everything in cotton so it would be machine washable.

I am potentially a fan of this tie waist dress, but I definitely like the idea of the striking dark red and contrasting blue trim of this dress.

(Re: the tag, dressing for work is also costuming, you know. Of an even higher order than LARP costuming. I am cosplaying as a Real Adult.)

This entry has been cross-posted to Dreamwidth (comment count unavailable comments). Comments are welcome on either post.

Back Viewing 0 - 20