[ ahaha ]

Oct. 26th, 2008 11:09 am
vid of hilarity!

be my yoko ono, by [livejournal.com profile] deirdre_c!

if you haven't seen this yet, omg go. :)
is it me, or is nyx's opus [ but then my homework was never quite like this ] kind of possibly BLAZING HOT LIKE FIRE?

i think it might be hot like fire. you tell me.

[ voila! ]

Feb. 25th, 2008 12:08 am
so, okay, so. apparently there's been a bunch of meta lately on how supernatural has treated women in a misogynistic and unfair way, particularly in the witch episode, malleus maleficarum.

speaking as a long-standing feminist and pagan, i had absolutely zero problems with that episode. but i don't really feel like getting into it, because i'm really seriously cognisant that it'll mean a huge discussion and i won't change any minds and nobody's going to change mine.

luckily for me, however, [livejournal.com profile] crossroads_lore has drafted up an essay on how it's possible to interpret the events of malleus maleficarum in a non-evil way - not that you MUST believe what she says, but just as a potential alternative take on it. Considerations (In Defense), i'll shorten the name to, and if you'd like to take a look, here you go. i fully agree with everything she says.

yaye, timesaver.
people, listen to me now. it's the depths of the winter, and the dark is pressing in. i feel your despair out there and i know it, because it was once mine. but i was saved, brothers and sisters. i was saved, and you too can be saved, you too can see the LIGHT.

but how? i hear you ask! sister mcdannington, how do i find what i have lost, how do i see when i have been blind!

why, brothers and sisters, you get yourself down to preacher JP's travelling revival, that's how. if you ain't been yet, it's time you go, and if you already saw the man, then what are you still doing here? come one, come all, to sister cee's 1930's depression era revival preacher rpf wip, In That Bright Land, and tell 'em danny sent you.
Hi, everybody!!

That poll I put up - over 50 volunteers. You guys are incredible. (I almost used a cuss word right there, but saved it just in time.) I am totally over the moon. The best part is the name. Y'all ready?

The No Stairway Anthology - [livejournal.com profile] nostairway

I love the name. I ain't even gonna front. :)

The first post in that community is our guidelines and overview, so please give those a read if you're interested. As I said before, things have changed a lot since we started talking. Even now they're pretty rough draft - it's only been two days - but we've got a pretty good idea of how things are going to go. If you have any questions, [livejournal.com profile] maygra and I have open posts. (Hers is here.)

As a side note, I'm aware that there are folks who maybe aren't the biggest fans of this idea, and that's a shame. But hopefully the guidelines will clear things up for them, because I'm definitely seeing a lot of misconceptions on those posts. In fact, why don't I go ahead and touch on some of the highlights?

As I see it, the benefits are twofold; for readers and for writers.

Each issue of the Anthology will hold a number of stories that have been screened for basic typos and grammar, and then passed by at least three editors. Those editors look for originality, innovation, use of language and pacing, anything that'd make a story grip a reader's attention. They look for stories that challenge and move us, stories that twist us up; their goal is to fill the Anthology, not pare it down. We'd like to showcase as many stories as possible. Each story is archived at a website - those of you who boycott LJ can still play - and a reader's guaranteed to be able to browse these stories whenever they want, in a format that's readable and clear. The editorial oversight board and administrators make sure that each issue has a range of stories, something to appeal to any taste.

And for the writers, first and foremost is that each story is assessed purely on its merits - all identifying information is stripped away before the editors even see it. Doesn't matter what your name is, you've got the same shot as anybody else. If your story is published to the Anthology, that'll mean exposure for not just your single story but all your works, because there's a link to your LJ or your IJ or your website, whatever you want.

The last benefit for writers is something we sort of snuck under the radar. Every single author who sends in a story has the option of recieving comments from the editors. Doesn't matter if you get published or not. Three objective editors will tell you what they think is good about what you wrote, and where you might be able to improve. It's not a line edit or a beta process - we have day jobs to think of! - but it's a quick summary that we hope will be helpful. You don't have to take it, of course, but I sure plan to. People with editing guidelines are going to look at my stuff and give me their honest opinion. I know nobody's going to tell me what I want to hear, and I also know nobody's going to be mean or catty about it. Dude. Awesome.

So that's us! Have a look over those preliminary guidelines, ask any questions you want. When things are finalized and ready to go, we'll have a big going-live party and you're all invited.
winterlive: (rps: atlanta morning coming down)
okay, this will be a GIANT SHOCK for all of you, i'm sure, but cee wrote something and i love it.

turn your head awhile, nc-17, supernatural.

in other news, your pals at the kinsey institute and the bbc have picked out six women and done a pile of sexual experiments on them over the course of a week, and then documentaried the experience. it is fascinating and full of british people, so highly recommended.

the truth about female desire

la la la. hi.
just in time for supernatural, bellanut does a post comprising the many faces of dean, and in some cases just jensen.

omg, the joy that that is. *little paws*
D.I.Y. by [livejournal.com profile] hiyacynth is excellent, convincing sam/ruby that makes me highly happy in my pants. this message will self-destruct.
first, tell me why exactly the whole world has not read my antonia by [livejournal.com profile] ygrawn? because that's wrong. go. now.

then there's That Thing Where You Comment On This Post And I Pick Seven Of Your Interests To Get You To Explain More Clearly )

reaper, house )

i am going to go watch bones now, just after i find a torrent for boston friggin legal.
i'm sure that when vividcon stuff came out a couple weeks ago that you all flooded over to [livejournal.com profile] sisabet's to see that she had done a vid called falling for the first time. it was recced, it was lauded, and as it should be.

i know sisabet made this as a sam/dean vid, i mean. there's that footage by [livejournal.com profile] shalott at the end, which is hott, no denying. and it completely works from that perspective, just as intended. but watching it for the elevenhundredth time, i am struck again with how much this song's pairing can be read a whole different way.

when i found supernatural, man, it had been a long, long time since i fell in love with a tv show. it had been forever since i had been so consistently charmed that i was willing to overlook all manner of ridiculous plot device and exposition fairying. my godson gained three feet since the last time i loved a show hard enough to create on its behalf, to stay home from other things just to watch it, to brave the wilds beyond my flist to find really awesome fic/vids/art. and this show just had it ALL, man, it had everything i wanted in a fandom, in a show - it was epic and beautiful, it was full of humor and love and hard decisions, and. god, it'd just been a long, lonely time.

and then supernatural came, and it felt just like the first time i ever fell for a tv show. so to me, when i watch sisabet's vid, the pairing is kinda me/supernatural, y'know what i mean? :)
the letter/song meme:

[livejournal.com profile] halowrites gave me the letter D (for dean!), and so: ten songs starting with the letter D )

and now some recs! [livejournal.com profile] indysaur is a j2 author i have just discovered, and she is powerful awesome. Learning Curve and Gravity are excellent examples of her work - seriously, she has voice for these boys like i have seldom heard. and then, paging through the het as i have been wont to do, we have whatever we lose (like a you or a me) by [livejournal.com profile] vnilla, spoilers for ahbl2. i say it's het, but honestly it's more of a gen piece that happens to have some dean/ofc in it. it's lovely, anyway; i'll be looking for more from this author.
overpriced fishing twine and black panties by [livejournal.com profile] thegirlisfrail, dean/ofc nc-17.

i know all i've been reccing you people is het lately, but you'll put up with it b/c you love me.
[livejournal.com profile] vinylroad and [livejournal.com profile] zelost_mind are my new favorite people. they have written het porn which is sam/ofc, sam/dean/ofc, DEVIRGINATION and i am not even kidding you, it will burn out your eyeballs.
[livejournal.com profile] zelost_mind and [livejournal.com profile] vinylroad were feeling the porn and cooked up false starts, which is dean/ofc and just a big long smutfest of teenage dean and his teenage virgin conquest. and that, ladies and gentlemen, is what i am talkin about.
if you are not reading [livejournal.com profile] hiyacunien, why in the world not? BOYS. <333

i'm so tired of seeing the canon regarding and surrounding john winchester abused* so thoroughly, but y'know. same old song. i wanted to do a kind of manifesto thing. maybe i still will. they don't have to love the old man like i do, but it'd be real nice if they would stop turning him into patris ex machina, omg.

i want these. and i shall have thems. precious.

*that is to say, john's character is being abused. people turn him into a drunk or an abuser or, most often, someone who just didn't care about those boys - leaving for months on end with no word, ignoring sam, what have you - just so they can justify the idea that dean and sam had nobody but each other when that is patently untrue in every canon idea of the winchester family we have ever encountered ever. argh.
stoled off slod:

Sometimes it's okay to pimp yourself out. Post a list of the top five favorite fics you've written, regardless of fandom or the reason you love them. This isn't about the BEST things you've written, but what you LOVE most. Then tag five other people to do the same.

my five )

now you go! i am supposed to tag five people, soooo. i choose cee, madelyn, kita, femme and luminosity (who may use vids because i said so). fly, my pretties!
WATCH MY SHOW. )

i want you all to watch supernatural. even you lurkers who just come here because you know me IRL. that vid, under that cut, will explain why. it will spoil you completely for seasons 1 and 2, but you'll be all caught up when the new season starts up in the fall.

my show rules.

[ aigh ]

Apr. 24th, 2007 08:28 am
so a couple days ago cee starts throwing little snips of dean/sam-as-a-girl at me. and, like, born girl. not sudden genderfuck.

now, i have never before found this attractive, but then she showed me this.

so in between waiting for mor snips i ransacked [livejournal.com profile] femmenerd's del.icio.us, and then this morning cee postede.

and so i give you the fruits of that labor.

recs )
if you have watched both born under a bad sign and heart and you still don't get why jared padalecki is a sex god, you never will. ever. do not try. go and have a nice beverage, sit back and relax - your life is a half-life, and you deserve some comfort in it. (or, y'know, ask me, and i will explain further in the form of porn.)

meantime, alphabet meme! )

finally, i realize this was posted months ago, but tell me why i care: seventy-six trombones played gloria gaynor, by [livejournal.com profile] teand, and the associated fanart that got me to it today. sam/dean, cracktastic. that is pure, unadulterated awesome right there, people. our boys = ridonkulous. it is their way.

and, on a different note, if we live to see the other side of this, by [livejournal.com profile] light_up. that one's j2, and man, it's good. it puts you through your paces as a reader, makes you come along with these guys like they're real people. which is kind of the point of real person fiction, y'know?

there you go! content!

eta: TWOOOOO BIIIIIITS!!

[ yes ]

Mar. 17th, 2007 12:35 pm
winterlive: (spn: i'm okay!)
good fic should make you realize certain inescapable truths of the universe. good fic should make you read some of the lines out loud. good fic should make you want to find out what happens next, or what it all means.

[ waiting games ] by [livejournal.com profile] nutkin does exactly that.

it's the first sam/dean i've read in a long time that really pushed all the right buttons for me. so good on ya, nutkin. i'll be tuning in again.

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