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RIP Lou Reed
John Barrowman by goinsaneicons
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One of the most influential musicians of all time, one of the most interesting personalities I've ever come across, one of my most long term writing/RPing muses. His music has influenced me in ways I'm not sure I am fully aware of.

Funny this is what draws me out of almost complete lurkerdom due to RL being so busy, but then again, Lou is important enough to me to be worth posting about, even briefly.

Love and miss all of you, hope to get back to journalling more soon.

Some links of interest. So many tweets from people I like/love or find interesting.

http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/singer-lou-reed-dies-in-new-york-age-71/story-fni0fiyv-1226747932345

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-10-28/veteran-rocker-lou-reed-dies-at-71/5048712

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/lou-reed-velvet-underground-leader-and-rock-pioneer-dead-at-71-20131027

http://www.theguardian.com/music/2013/oct/27/lou-reed-velvet-underground-dies

Dear yuletide writer
Liv And Fan icon by seanarenay
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First, I know this is horribly late. I apologise sincerely for that. It may even be technically irrelevant if you've uploaded the story but I'm hoping it won't be.

If you are working on the story, though, I hope at least this will help you to avoid any major DNW things for me.

First of all, have fun, and write the story you want to write. That's the most important
thing to me. I'll be so happy with a story in any of these fandoms.

My only bulletproof squicks are scat, vore, vomit (in a sexual context), mental cruelty (outside of canonical limits), non-public figures (not publicly known beyond dating the celebrity is my personal guideline) and cheating (again outside of canonical limits).. Any of these would make me a little less happy with my Yuletide story.

My kinks include well-negotiated poly fic, pegging, bisexuality as a concept, rimming, incest, unusual but interesting sex scenes (that is so open to interpretation), queer characters whose queerness isn't necessarily a big issue in the story (though it can be about them coming to terms with it, that's good too), OT3s and OT4s are also good things in my fic. I really like pairings/moresomes who are all into each other rather than a couple bringing one person in for a night. I am also absolutely fine with gen or light romance. Honestly, as I said, a story in any of these fandoms would be so amazing, the type almost doesn't matter.

But because I like some guidance myself, a few (COMPLETELY OPTIONAL) details for the fandoms I have requested.

In no particular order at all.

The Glee Project RPFCollapse )

Crazy (Aerosmith music video)Collapse )

November Rain (Guns N Roses music video)Collapse )

Glee RPFCollapse )

Please have fun and enjoy writing, most of all.

Drive-by update
Beth Mick Reflect by mrbnatural
joanne_c
Just to let everyone know, I am in the part of Australia that is very affected by flooding and unseasonal rain. Right now it's not at all bad, but we're still on alert. This is very weird for the summer!

Fannishly I'm... not doing much, but it's not a bad thing. I'm more into watching shows lately than writing. I'm really looking forward to yuletide (matched on a fandom I've been dying to write in and there's another I may manage a drabble or two for as well, for once! Yay!).

Due to the weather I've also only just got my Yuletide letter up and I know people like reading their flists' letters, so here's mine for anyone who is curious: http://joanne-c.livejournal.com/790632.html

I hope you are all doing well and my New Year's resolution is to post more, let's hope I can keep it up :D

Dear Yuletide Writer
Smiling Nine by Eyecons
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First and foremost, I am so sorry this has taken so long. I am in Australia and right now the area of the country I am in is in disaster mode, there are floods and rain and other awful things, but where I am personally is not as bad as other areas, it's just a bit scary and we have to be on alert. Anyway, that's why it has taken me longer than I wanted it to to get this up.

First of all, have fun, and write the story you want to write. That's the most important
thing to me. I'll be so happy with a story in any of these fandoms.

My only bulletproof squicks are scat, vore, vomit (in a sexual context), mental cruelty (outside of canonical limits), non-public figures (not publicly known beyond dating the celebrity is my personal guideline) and cheating (again outside of canonical limits). Any of these would make me a little less happy with my Yuletide story.

My kinks include well-negotiated poly fic, pegging, bisexuality as a concept, rimming, incest, unusual but interesting sex scenes (that is so open to interpretation), queer characters whose queerness isn't necessarily a big issue in the story (though it can be about them coming to terms with it, that's good too). I really like pairings/moresomes who are all into each other rather than a couple bringing one person in for a night. I am also absolutely fine with gen or light romance. Honestly, as I said, a story in any of these fandoms would be so amazing, the type almost doesn't matter.

But because I like some guidance myself, a few (COMPLETELY OPTIONAL) details for the fandoms I have requested.

In no particular order at all.

Desiree - Neil Diamond songCollapse )

Heroes RPFCollapse )

The Bold And The BeautifulCollapse )

All My ChildrenCollapse )

Holiday Rock Band Slash Exchange In Need Of Writers
John Barrowman by goinsaneicons
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One of the holiday fic exchanges that is near and dear to my heart is [community profile] xmas_rocks which is an annual exchange for rock musician RPF (mostly slash and femslash - threesomes are also allowed) and it is in desperate need of writers.

This is a link to the sign up post. If you or anyone you know can write the pairings/bands in red or would like to read the pairings/bands listed in orange and they have time, please let them know the exchange exists?

http://xmas-rocks.dreamwidth.org/1081.html

Merry Month Of Masturbation time again - prompts welcome! :)
Jack/Nine UST
joanne_c
So it is May, again, and I am doing the mmom challenge, again.

And last year I would not have made the 31 days without a few prompts from my flist, so I'm asking again.

Prompts could be a person (to do the, er, wanking), a pairing (may be only fantasy) or moresome, and if you'd like to include a lyric/phrase for inspiration, that is fine too.

Fandom list of things I might/could write: Classic rock slash (Stones, Beatles, Velvet Underground), Harry Potter (*maybe*), CSI (original - and I'm a little rusty on this one), Days Of Our Lives, Dr Who (probably not up to writing Eleven era yet, Nancy Drew, Hardy Boys, Trixie Belden, Heroes (preferably S1 only) Star Trek (Reboot and I may be able to summon up a Voyager muse), Spiderman (movieverse), X-Men (movieverse), Torchwood (I don't do Jack/Ianto generally but will likely mention them as existing), RPF for most of the above (not Star Trek: Voyager). For Trek Reboot RPF I'd like non Zach/Chris prompts because I've already got about ten from the kinkmeme for them and have stuff written for two (why I haven't posted yet, they haven't gelled to a finish). Zach or Chris with others is totally welcome, even encouraged :D. I can do Heroes RPF with people in later series too, the S1 restriction is for the characters only. And yes, in general, I do incest.
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You know you've been in fandom too long when...
John Barrowman by goinsaneicons
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You see BNP on an entry and misread it as BNF

(no, they're not all going to be gems)

Someday I will find time to update more often, with meaningful things.
Grissom by Idreamedmusic
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But for now, have some pretty pictures of my varied interests list.

My Interests Collage!Collapse )

Annual Yuletide challenge
Blue Rose by My Utopia
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The one where you get to guess which two stories I wrote in the archive.

Details:

If you guess one of my stories, I will write you at least a comment box sized ficlet in the fandom and pairing of your choice (or gen if you want gen).

If you guess both of my stories, I will write you at least a 1500 word story in the fandom and pairing of your choice (or gen if you want gen).

Naturally this is restricted to fandoms and pairings I can actually write, and excludes squicks and things I won't do :)

And no, you don't get a hint. This is a guessing game.

Comments are screened - I'll unscreen any I get after the author reveal.
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Happy Christmas/whatever you celebrate, everyone!
Chakotay by Cassievalentine
joanne_c
I've been quiet, and I have so many unanswered comments, but I had to post holiday greetings (even if I'm a day light by my time).

So yes, Happy Winter Holiday to you (as I know not everyon celebrates Christmas).

Had a lovely day - it finally rained a decent amount, which is really, really good, the only bad part was that it was too rainy to go out to my cousin's farm for the evening, which would have been nice, but we'll catch up so it's okay. Had a lovely lunch with friends and family :). And got to see some very important online people because of not going out, so it was a win/win in the end.

As for my gifts, see under the cut. Mostly DVDs as I didn't have much else I wanted or needed as I tend to get those things through the year as needed.

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And of course it is yuletide I got two amazing stories - someone picked up one of my requests for Yuletide Madness as well.

http://archiveofourown.org/works/34066 Where He Belongs is Star Trek (Reboot) RPF - Zachary Quinto/Karl Urban and Leonard Nimoy/Bruce Greenwood (which I didn't know I wanted until I read it, omg and now I so want more!) and is hot, sexy and everything I could want from a story involving these four (I went character specific with these four guys, because much as I love Zach/Chris, I wanted something different if this was the yuletide request that got picked up and I'm glad it was because it's just wonderful!)

http://archiveofourown.org/works/37987 Wilson Green is based on the song What's Your Mama's Name? and it's exactly what I wanted from a story based on this song. It's bittersweet, sad, and delves into characters we only hear about for a few lines so, so perfectly. Just beautifully done and captures the song amazingly well.

Also because of the song/album interest in yuletide I'm considering making a comm for music-based stories. I'm not sure it'd be high traffic but it's one of those things I'd like to see, so I'm thinking of making it. I'd prefer LJ to Dreamwidth at this point, though, and I don't know if that is likely to make a difference.

See next post for your chance to guess what yuletide stories are mine (I wrote two).

And a few requests. I've heard some songs on TV/in movies that I've really liked, and I was wondering if anyone might have the MP3s (or M4As) of any of them and might be willing to upload? Any version - this is just the artist Google gives me when I search the lyrics, and in one case I have Issues but would be happy to take the original as I really like the song.

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And that's the list. Now to make the other post :)

Because I will forget if I don't do it - my Star Trek reaction post.
Chakotay by Cassievalentine
joanne_c
It's just a play by play running commentary.

There is mention of RPF and I think I know some of these things now (though I still don't know who the bald Captain is). And Joe is Joe Quinto, Zach's brother, a photographer and a stuntman who also was one of the many Romulans. I don't think I put last names terribly often... so there may be Chris confusion lol.

Boldy go where no one has gone beforeCollapse )

In short:

I loved it! It has everything I loved about the original, and TNG and DS9 and Voyager. Wonderful characters, played by wonderful actors and lots and lots of possible ships and writing. I'm hooked.

Now to go sift through lots of fic, lol.

Quick not-a-real-update
Chakotay by Cassievalentine
joanne_c
Yes, my last two posts have been Dear *insert exchange* writer letters.

Yes, I'm incredibly busy (this always happens in November/December).

Yes, I've been sick. This has not, sadly, diminished the being busy. It's just made me way more tired.

Yes, I have seen (and utterly loved and adored) Star Trek XI (there is a long rambling play by play post in the future).

Yes, I am doing mini_wrimo again this year. It's hard but I'm managing.

Yes, it is incredibly hot where I am right now. This is supposed to change tomorrow. Please let it.

Yes, I do love and miss all of you very much! I try to comment where I can and hope to have some more posts here soon.

New (some renewed) loves/obsessions: Ben Cross, Bruce Greenwood, NCIS LA (at least the slash part, still iffy on the show itself), Christopher Eccleston, Karl Urban, Kristen Bell (new girlcrush!), Heroes. I'm sure there are others.

Also my yuletide source! I'm not saying what it is, but my god, I couldn't have picked a more perfect assignment for me if I'd given myself the assignment. And it has renewed my love for it so very much. My assignment is probably the best I've had since doing yuletide - not that the others haven't been good, I just really, really like this one.

And now to bed. I have napped and need more.

Dear Three Ships Writer
Jack/Kate/Sawyer by Eyecons
joanne_c
(yes, I'm dreadfully late, for which I apologise.

Honestly, I'm just so happy you've signed up to write one of my threesomes! I'm very excited about all of them and am sure I will love anything you can come up with.

While I know V relationships are permitted, my preferences definitely lean toward a relationship of three equal people. That's probably more important to me in this challenge than anything below the cut.

Just a few quick details on the pairings/fandoms/requests.

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Dear Yuletide Writer
Chakotay by Cassievalentine
joanne_c
First of all, thank you so much for offering to write in one of my fandoms. You are awesome just for that. And for many other reasons. Most importantly, have fun. Please :)

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Music meme from karaokegal and filthgoblin
Passed by Jean Genie
joanne_c
Because I am so confident in my knowledge of music, ask me about 5 of your favorite bands, and make me list my favorite songs by each of them and why, but the catch is you must post this in your journal too! You know you want to! Make it so!

Personal note---I know it's says bands, but as far as I'm concerned, that can include individual performers. (in my case it might have to, as I'm not sure I could name five bands I have a favourite song by - or at least I might max out at five).
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RIP Patrick Swayze
Marianne Faithfull 1
joanne_c
I knew this was coming, but I didn't expect it to hit me as hard as it did. I mean, we knew he had cancer, knew it was pancreatic cancer... but it's just. Damn.

From The Outsiders (I loved him as Darry), to the movies between (Grandview USA was so much fun), to North & South (a pre-slash slash fandom in that much as I loved the m/f love stories, the relationships between the men were what really drew me in - and the women too), to Dirty Dancing (nobody puts Baby in a corner) to Ghost (ditto... just ditto) to everything else, he was one of my first major crushes. I loved his dancing, his acting, his love for his beautiful wife.

The world is a little bit less bright today.

It's been forever!
Sal and James in Rebel
joanne_c
Or at least a really long time since I updated here.

There hasn't been a lot going on beyond fannish love, and there have been so many other things to do (RL is being very, very RL-ish) that updating here has slowed down.

So a short list of numbered points.

1. I watched all of Merlin. I am madly in love with Anthony Stewart Head as Uther. I am not so much slashing Merlin and Arthur - in that I really don't see myself writing them, though I've read a bit. My ships are apparently Uther/Morgana (because omg, hit all my kinks at once except the slash one) and Uther/Gaius and, er, cut for squicky shipCollapse ). I'm also fond of Uther/Merlin and Gwen/Morgana but a lot of my fondness is more going awww about what's onscreen - that's how I am with Merlin/Arthur too, really.

It got long, so under the cut for the restCollapse )

Dreamwidth and Wank (no, not wank about Dreamwidth)
John laying down by LoveHP
joanne_c
First, I has a Dreamwidth journal! You can find me over there as coneyislandbaby (it's a Lou Reed song) and I can't wait until I can add phrases from the song as my journal title and all that.

I'm not going anywhere journal wise, as I've said, but it's nice to have it. I'm not planning on crossposting except maybe to crosspost my fic over there from my fic journal. I'm mostly using it to keep in touch with people who have moved - it's easier.

As for the wank part, I'm doing the Merry Month Of Masturbation challeng mmom for the second year in a row, and I'd love prompts. Character, fandom, song lyric, word... give me a prompt. Pairings optional.

Go here for fandoms: http://joanne-c.livejournal.com/755494.html That's more than enough of a cross section for you all to prompt from.

Out Of Context Remarks At Work FTW
Nine/Rose/Jack 5 by Laurab1 POTW Jt9
joanne_c
Someone yelled out "Titans trio!" for some reason or other (I believe it's a snack food of some kind) and my mind went: John Barrowman/Perry King/Casper Van Dien? Yes please!

Context for those who need it, Titans was a show the above actors were all in in 2000 - I was very fond of it, but it didn't last. For the best, in the end, because if it were still going there would be no Captain Jack and that would be bad.

Last post from me tonight - community promotion!
Annie Cleavage by Jean Genie
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I've started quite a few communities out of need or because I thought they would be fun to have existing. I haven't promoted very many of them as it's been a hell of a last few months but I thought I'd mention them.

Lots of places to playCollapse )

And that's all of the comms I can think of. Hopefully something will be of interest to some of you out there.

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