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Yvonne Monlaur passed away on Tuesday, at the age of 78. May she rest in peace. I remember her primarily as Marianne Danielle in The Brides of Dracula (1960). I’ll watch it again later today in her honor. I saw her death mentioned on Svengoolie’s blog yesterday, but couldn’t find any other articles about it until today; they’ll probably show up at Dread Central and Bloody Disgusting after the weekend.

Erin Moran has passed away at the age of 56. May she rest in peace. She is best known for her role as Joanie Cunningham on Happy Days and Joanie Loves Chachi.
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[personal profile] coprime
Canon: Harry Potter
Pairing: Hermione Granger/Viktor Krum
Canon Level: Dated At One Point

Aw, Hermione and Viktor were really sweet. Hermione's smart enough not to be taken in by Viktor's fame or impressed by his Quidditch playing, which makes her different than the girls Viktor generally interacts with. And Viktor respects Hermione and her intelligence and passion, looking past the first impression she often makes and is then saddled with. I think Viktor would slowly come out of his shell while Hermione listened to him and gave his words due consideration. And it would all be a very sweet courtship.

Suggested reading:
Conversation on a Broom by [ profile] Inell
Quidditch Statistics by [ profile] LadyKes
Eloquent by [ profile] Rozarka

Rewatching DVDs

Apr. 22nd, 2017 05:51 pm
shallowness: Catwoman looking at the Batsign in the Gotham City night sky (Catwoman watching Batverse films)
[personal profile] shallowness
Because I haven't been navel-gazey enough about my DVD watching habits of late.

Read more... )
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[personal profile] shallowness
Title: Adoption
Fandom: Dark Angel
Rating: G
Characters: Alec, Max, the ‘Bag ‘Em’ unit.
Category: Missing scene.
Word Count: 642
First posted: March 2006
Summary: For that night, he pretended he was one of their unit.

Notes: Missing scene set between the destruction of the signal and giving the unit the forged papers in ‘Bag ‘Em’. Indirect spoilers for ‘The Berrisford Agenda’. With thanks to FridayAngel for the beta. All idiocies mine. [Subject to some editing in April 2017.]

Disclaimer: I do not own nor make any profit from these characters.

Adoption: shallowness )


Apr. 22nd, 2017 08:37 am
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[personal profile] luxken27
My favorite Sweet Valley snark blog has finally made the switch ~ [personal profile] the_oracle. We're up to the middle 60s of the classic SVH series, during Liz's rebellious phase when she wore red nail polish on her toes, permed her hair, and took up surfing lessons.

You know, smack dab between Magenta Galaxy and an uber-helping of ghostly Tricia Martin dramarama.

If you're a SV fan, these snarks are worth their weight in gold ♥

(no subject)

Apr. 22nd, 2017 09:25 am
malurette: (random)
[personal profile] malurette
Blertch, it looks like between moving house, doing maintenance over my oldest stuff before LJ decides to delete it or something, and general anguish concerning politics, I lack motivation to write.
Good thing I'm taking a few days' vacation soon; I'll probably just rest and not catch up on my writing, but at least I should be more serene when I come back?
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[personal profile] ride_4ever

Click here to go to their Kickstarter page!

Ships that I Ship: Day 112: Harry/Ron

Apr. 22nd, 2017 02:17 am
coprime: two game-obsessed, winning-obsessed nerds (ships that I ship)
[personal profile] coprime
Canon: Harry Potter
Pairing: Harry Potter/Ron Weasley
Canon Level: Friends

Best friends! Idiot boys in love! What's not to like? Neither Harry nor Ron have a suave bone in their bodies, so yes, I am all aboard this failboat train of two friends awkwardly and obliviously getting together despite their best efforts.

Suggested reading:
Snakes & Ladders by [ profile] mad_martha
A Nightmare and a Daydream by [ profile] florahart

Tic Tac Woe (Apocabingo) is now live!

Apr. 21st, 2017 02:10 pm
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[personal profile] lost_spook
I'll be pimping it properly from tomorrow, but it's live as of now if anyone wants to request a card or to promote it. (I have a handy banner with coding available on the comm):

I also rather nervously awarded myself a card )
coprime: two game-obsessed, winning-obsessed nerds (ships that I ship)
[personal profile] coprime
Canon: Static Shock
Pairing: Richie Foley/Virgil Hawkins
Canon Level: Best Friends

Oh man, Virgil and Richie are so great. I think I spent like an hour last night watching Static Shock clips on YouTube and smiling. They're best friends, they support each other and work well together, they're able to have fun and be silly. They just get each other, through thick and thin. Now, I think it's fairly obvious by now that I do not do OTPs in the traditional sense because I am a fannish magpie who is easily distracted by anything that catches my eye, but Virgil/Richie comes close to being an OTP for me. (What I read in Static Shock: Virgil/Richie, Virgil&Richie, Hawkins or Foley family gen with background Virgil/&Richie, and the one Adam/Sharon fic in existence.) Even the gen just sort of tends to read as either pre-slash or slash minus the kissing to me, probably because I see Richie as gay.

(Possibly interesting aside! The character from the comics that Richie was mostly based on, Rick, is gay but there was no way a Saturday morning kids cartoon on the WB was going to be allowed to have an out character in the early 2000s. Dwayne McDuffie said that they couldn't even hint at anything or even have Richie be silent when the topic of girls came up, so instead they went the opposite direction and made Richie be super vocally into girls in a way that comes across as trying way too hard. So there's your bit of background trivia for the day. I'd link to a source, but link rot got to the one I had bookmarked.)

Suggested reading:
Hurricanes and Sisters by [ profile] fire_tears
Sunset by [ profile] mouse42
Too Many Stars by [ profile] ctrl_issue
Summertime by [ profile] Xparrot

AO3 stat meme

Apr. 21st, 2017 09:51 am
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[personal profile] nrgburst
Ganked from [personal profile] sharpest_asp 

I actually just looked at the numbers a few days ago, so this is good timing! (I'm nearing the end of my latest notebook, where I plot out fic arcs, bingos and GIFsets, so I wanted a summary.) Plus OTW is currently doing another drive for funds- I spend a lot of time on AO3, so I was happy to donate. One thing: I wish AO3 did stats by chapter, like ffnet does! 

Total: 31 works, 203489 words posted since 2013. In general: I write an average of 3439 words per piece/chapter (although they range from 100 to 8500 words), and I tend to complete one thing every three weeks or so. 

Numbers blahblahblah )

The AO3 Stat Meme

Apr. 20th, 2017 06:37 pm
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[personal profile] calliopes_pen
Before I do this meme? Keep in mind that I haven’t gathered everything I’ve ever written on Ao3. Someday, I might import (if anyone is interested in me doing that) the Doctor Who fanfic I’ve got hosted over on Teaspoon And An Open Mind from years ago, and the fanfic still on Livejournal/Dreamwidth, like one Firefly story and who knows how many ancient drabbles.

In the meantime, what’s currently there is a total of 11 works, and that’s primarily Yuletide.

Top 5 Stories By Hits:
-Give Your Soul To The Night (Fright Night (1985); Yuletide 2014)
-Paranormal Pressures (Being Human—the original UK one; Yuletide 2009)
-Blood Begets A Curse Anew (Legend (1985); Yuletide 2013, when my stories randomly went darker and longer)
-Santacide Is Coming To Town (Pushing Daisies; Yuletide 2012)
-If You Could Read My Mind (Back To The Future; Yuletide 2010)

Top 5 Stories By Kudos:
-Give Your Soul To The Night: 47
-Let The Shadows Become Your Shroud (Crimson Peak; Yuletide 2015): 18
-Blood Begets A Curse Anew: 16
-Because We’re Addamses (Yuletide 2008): 14
-The Nosferatu Effect (My Best Friend Is A Vampire (1987); Yuletide 2011): 13

Top 5 Stories By Bookmarks:
-Give Your Soul To The Night: 20
-Blood Begets A Curse Anew and Let The Shadows Become Your Shroud: 6
-Paranormal Pressures and The Nosferatu Effect: 4

Supporting AO3 and the OTW!

Apr. 20th, 2017 06:09 pm
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[personal profile] ride_4ever
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The Organization for Transformative Works (OTW) is a nonprofit organization run by and for fen to provide access to and preserve the history of fanworks and fan cultures.

Click here for details on how to be a supporter.

c'est pas simple de déménager

Apr. 20th, 2017 10:03 pm
malurette: (pwned)
[personal profile] malurette
* ce dont j'ai objectivement besoin :
je fais des listes )

je me demande ce que j'oublie... mais en tout cas, je n'ai pas besoin du luminaire que ma mère me propose.

31x Duchess of Duke Street icons

Apr. 20th, 2017 08:32 pm
lost_spook: (suzanne neve)
[personal profile] lost_spook
For the icons200 challenge I've been gradually working my way through. I started these last summer and then stopped before I'd made the last handful for some reason. I have now made the last handful, and, lo, icons for the BBC's 1970s period drama The Duchess of Duke Street, featuring the ever-amazing Gemma Jones.


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I put it down to being a snob and a bully. Both very useful things in running a hotel like this. )

Credits: All screencaps my own; textures by tiger_tyger and imemime_art. The usual rules apply: want, take, have, credit. Comments = ♥ and hotlinkers will be kicked out of the Bentinck with no refunds.

Japan being extra over food

Apr. 20th, 2017 12:22 pm
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[personal profile] nrgburst
One of the things I love about living here is the constant invention of crazy flavoured snack foods. Like, Eggs Benedict, Avocado Bacon or Strawberry chips? PERFECT FOR HANAMI PARTIES. So I always have to buy them because LOL whut BRING IT ON. XD I think the foulest tasting thing I've encountered are sea urchin flavoured chips- the weird and wonderful offerings are usually surprisingly palatable.

A recent sampler:

Pics under the cut )

coprime: two game-obsessed, winning-obsessed nerds (ships that I ship)
[personal profile] coprime
Canon: Static Shock
Pairing: Adam Evans/Sharon Hawkins
Canon Level: Dating

Static Shock was a great show that I still enjoy rewatching to this day. And Adam and Sharon are part of the reason why. It was refreshing to see a couple that didn't have a lot of contrived drama thrown into their relationship week after week (probably because they weren't the main characters). And they were cute together, trying to navigate a relationship where one half of the couple is a known superhero. Sharon has a forceful personality, so she needs someone like Adam who isn't intimidated by her, and Sharon's strong enough that she won't put up with an shenanigans on Adam's part if he were to ever start backsliding to a life of crime.

Suggested reading:
Terminal Dignity by [ profile] Scribbler
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[personal profile] erinptah
Had very little to say about most of this season. But it did have four really good episodes, so there's that! And there's a full How Much Of The Show To Watch guide at the end of the post.

I might post a T'Pol Appreciation Watching Guide later. With screencaps.



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