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Friday, April 6th, 2012 04:27 pm
Alright, a story over ten years old that hasn't fallen through the internet cracks!

Babylon by Ariana (DS9)
48,000 words; PG; Characters: ensemble fic with an emphasis on the non-humans: (Ziyal, Kira, Garak, Dukat, Quark, Odo)
Pairings listed are K/Du, G/B, G/Z but I'd say if you read it for any of those you'd be probably disappointed. For all the interpersonal relationship upheavals in this story it reads still like a genfic to me.
Summary: All hell breaks loose on the station as, gradually, communications systems and universal translators fall victim to some mysterious epidemic.
<Is this my tricorder? -- No, it is not your tricorder, it is my
"Iss sis mai taikoda," she repeated. "No itsis no you taikoda, itsis
mai taikoda."
<Please repeat once more. 'Is this my tricorder? -- No, it is not
your tricorder, it is my tricorder'.>
"Oh, this is *stupid*," she swore at the computer. It paid no
attention to her, and just waited patiently for her to repeat the
She felt profoundly silly, sitting there parroting inane remarks
about household objects and the rain habits of the plains in Spain. She
didn't even know where the Spain was, or even if it was a geographical
region at all.
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Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012 11:49 pm
Son of a Preacher Man by [archiveofourown.org profile] Nyssa23 (DS9)
Gen with a side of Jake/Nog; PG-13
Summary: Jake and Nog, over the years.

I love this look at Jake's and Nog's unlikely friendship over the years.
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Monday, March 7th, 2011 11:51 am
To further celebrate my newly discovered multifannishness: 10 recs from 10 fandoms.
fic recs:
It's All So Clear to Me Now by [livejournal.com profile] fools_game (Leverage)
PG; Parker POV, background Alec/Eliot and Nate/Sophie
Summary: Parker sees more than some people think.
Strong team/family vibe, great Parker voice!
The first time she fell asleep at Hardison’s she woke up scared out of her brain and nearly took Eliot’s eye when he came to wake her. Because she’d fallen asleep on the couch, and when she woke up she was in an unfamiliar bed, under the blankets, with no shoes on. She’d fallen asleep with other people around. They’d moved her while she slept, and she hadn’t noticed, hadn’t even stirred, and she freaked so hard she was fleeing through the lobby before she realised she was barefoot, and then she had to go back up to get her shoes. Alec gave her coffee as she walked gingerly back in, and there was an omelette waiting for her, and Eliot was hardly smirking at all, so she stayed for breakfast.
Come at the King by VanaTuivana (The Wire)
m/m; PG-13; Omar Little, with cameos from De’Londa Brice, baby!Namond, and Bird; pre-canon; 2,655 words
Summary: Omar Little be who he be, and ain't nobody come at him.
While seaching for Namond fic I instead found this gem and got sucked in from the very first line. Very compelling character study!

Ordo ad Fratres Faciendum by [personal profile] sholio (SGA)
(x-posted from genrec); PG-13; Ronon, Rodney, John, Teyla, Torren; set late S.5; 20,800 words;
Summary: A jumper crash separates the team on a wilderness planet, and they aren't alone.
"So. You and Ronon."
Rodney looked up from the video game console. "Wow, subtle."
"Are you guys, uh ..." John gestured with the game controller. He wasn't sure whether to finish with okay or fighting or capable of working together or what, so he just let it trail off into silence, though when Rodney's eyes went wide John realized that he might ought to have been a little more specific.
"We're not sleeping together, Sheppard."
"I didn't think you were!" Although it would, come to think of it, explain a few things.
Daily Mechanics by [livejournal.com profile] bravenewcentury (Fullmetal Alchemist)
gen; PG; Winry, Paninya;
Summary: There's a lot to get used to in a new town.
Winry and Paninya, making new lives for themselves in Rush Valley. Great friendship fic.

vid recs
Who Needs Enemies by theanonsisters (Deep Space Nine)
gen; Julian Bashir and others
Summary: Who needs enemies when you've got friends.
Smooth, elegantly cut, and most of all complex. Hm, kind of like the good doctor himself. :)

A Tall Tale by [profile] maichan808 (Big Fish (movie))
Summary: It's not the story, it's how you tell it...
Incredibly evocative of the movie. I had a major emotional response to this vid and looking at the comments I'm not the only one. Can't even put my finger on the mechanics of it.

Teal'c P.I. by Nibikko (SG-1)
summary: Teal'c's suggestion to Martin Lloyd in episode "200" for a Jaffa detective television series comes to life in this fan video.
Heee... pure glee in vid form!

Save Chuck (Chuck)
This is great fun to watch. It uses footage throughout the first three seasons but cut so out of context that it's practically spoiler free. I can imagine it'd make a really nice recruiter vid. Sooo... if you're curious and have no idea what the show is about, check out this vid to get an idea?
(And I can't get enough of that soundtrack, even though it gets used a *lot* in fanvids).

One Piece MMV (One Piece)
Don't know the story, but I like the effective way the manga panels are used to convey movement and time flow. And I really like the mood created by the pics and the soundtrack. Very interesting.

fanart rec
Doctor Hoo by pu-sama (Doctor Who)
All the doctors... as owls. Cute & pretty. The funny thing is, even though I never watched the show I recognized some of them, through fannish osmosis.
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Tuesday, November 30th, 2010 05:26 pm
I just went running in -3°C. In the snow, whoot! (We got 0,3 inch... that counts as snow where I live. :) For the first ten minutes I was cursing my super-functional high-tech jacket because, micro fiber or not, I was still freezing like hell. But after a while I actually started to feel warm and the cold didn't bother me any more. It was downright pleasant. Sunny, too. And now I feel awesome. Excellent way to fight the winter blues. (Now it's past 5 pm and dark outside. But, only three more weeks till solstice!)

vid rec: I Wish I Was James Bond by [personal profile] kuwdora (DS9)
dl/streaming (password is in the post)
Summary: Bashir. Julian Bashir.

Great song choice, a perfect fit for Julian.
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Thursday, March 19th, 2009 10:01 pm
fic rec: Just one quick DS9 rec, then it's back to Stargate.
I already rec'd Talking Stick/Circle, a fantastic, epic Voyager series by Macedon and Peg Robinson. (part 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8)
You don't need to watch Voyager in order to enjoy these stories; they're arguably better than almost any given episode of the show itself, anyway.
... can't believe how long it took to find working links for these... I mean, those are *classics*, man.

Macedon also wrote Jeu-Parti, a DS9 three-parter that is every bit as good. The series spans over several years and revolves around the relationship between Jake Sisko and a young Vulcan singer. Jake's characterization is on to start with, and Macedon adds layers and dimension to what we've seen in canon. Salene, the Vulcan, is so three-dimensional and fascinating a character that he can carry his share of the story, easily. Macedon writes gripping plot and explores all kinds of complex themes while telling his story. If you don't like slash, if you don't read DS9, I say you'd still enjoy this series. It's just that good and original. (The first part is gen.)details under the cut )

A quick update to my SG Fan Awards question from earlier regarding the pro rule:
I heard back from the mod I asked; it turns out that professionals are only excluded if they've published in the Stargate 'verse, everything else is fine. They cleared that bit up a little in the rules as well.

The new pingbackbot feature is quite neat. What do you do with these notifications? Unscreen? Leave them screened? Just curious.

I'm between projects *and* I have a cold (AGAIN, WTF!) Therefore the frequent posting. Read more... )

I was browsing around Fanlore and found out that the one time I use the word "fucking" in a post, I immediately get quoted in a wiki. LOL (Seriously, I got a kick out of seeing the link.)