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Yay, new Fandom!

So I'd been seeing all of the Hannibal gifs on Tumblr and I finally decided to give it a try.  Now I'm trying to make it through the 3k completed fics on AO3 because I find the show awesome.  It's another one of those shows that requires a lot of articulation from the authors, so I get these great wordy stories offset by some seriously hot sex.  I love the dilemma of what could be possible between Hannibal and Will, and I like to see people's takes on the aftermath of season 2.  Great job all!

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New Peeve

I'm going back through some old fanfic reading and I had to stop and vent my hatred of "baby" when one man is speaking to another.  Why is Jim calling Blair "babe" or "baby?"  It's not sexy at all, just really creepy.

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Boldly go...

When Into Darkness came out I decided to go through the Star Trek fan fiction again.  My preferred pairing is Kirk/McCoy, mainly because the relationship between Kirk and Spock in the movies is still so incredibly antagonistic.  It's also a little hard to ship with Spock's established relationship with Uhura.  For some reason I can totally see Quinto/Pine, so I read that in RPF instead.

I've also been watching the old series since I don't really remember most of it, and I can totally see K/S there.  A lot of the K/S fic I'm reading is very classic, which also makes me wince kind of a lot.  I mean, I know it's the 70's when you're writing it, but seriously, no lube?  Spit is a terrible lubricant, and come on people, you have replicators and a doctor near by.  How hard is it to sneak some medical grade lubricant from the sick bay??

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Back again!

Back in Sherlock fandom again.  It's kind of nice - several of the WIP's I stumbled upon have actually been completed!  This fandom is the only one I'm willing to read WIP's in, not sure why.  Maybe because the fics are awesomely epic and the writers are working so hard I just have to keep up with those unfinished pieces.  I still think it's great to be in a fandom that's considered current since new stories come out all the time.

This is something that appeared on my tumblr that just emphasizes the awesomeness of Sherlock Fandom:

gallifreyansquid:

gallifreyansquid:

guys

I just did the math

for every episode of sherlock, there are almost 4,000 fanfictions

four thousand

per episode

no you fuckers better reblog this, I did math for this do you understand, MATH



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What else is out there?

I guess I read entirely too fast because I've already cycled through all of my fandoms twice this year.  Added Star Trek (nu!Kirk/nu!McCoy), but I've pretty much gone through all the epics.  Back in Oz and I am reminded how frustrated I was because a good portion of the stories are abandoned WIP's.  What was going to happen next??

The problem is that I am so incredibly picky about my pairings.  I'm at the age that I feel creepy about things like Teen Wolf and Harry Potter - waaaaay too young for my taste. 

I hope someone does happen to read this - I'm about out of ideas!

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Why bother?

 So I guess it's just my day for peeves.  If you're going to feminize one of your characters or turn them into a woman why bother calling it slash?  I'm pretty sure the whole point of slash is to have two men in a romantic or sexual relationship. 

I complain a lot about these things but I end up reading it anyway.  It's like a car wreck for me - horrible but I can't seem to look away.
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Mpreg...

 Why do I read mpreg when I hate it so much?  I have such a hard time with some of the fics because I honestly can't see a man being so comfortable and/or excited about the idea or being willing to carry to term.  Now if the world has it as a norm it's an okay read, but if it's something caused by alien tech (SGA or Star Trek) then I would love to see a more realistic reaction.  Another thing, if there's tech to make a man pregnant couldn't there be tech to remove the baby to an incubator?  Then we get our daddy fic without feminizing anyone.  

Thoughts?

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Asexuality and Slash

Lately I've been coming across something that makes me curious.  A good portion of the slash that I read is written by authors who identify themselves as asexual.  It makes me curious, as I thought that asexuality meant that a person was not interested in sex.  Is it just that they're not interested in sex with another person?  Do they masturbate or fantasize?  I wonder mainly because the sex written by asexual authors is by far some of the hottest I've read.

If anyone reads this, my question is honest and in no way intended to offend anyone.  I would just really like to know.  

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Inception Slash

I don't know how I missed this fandom previously.  Probably because I didn't pay attention to the movie the first couple of times I watched it.  I vaguely recognized Tom Hardy ("hey, that guy was in Bronson") but that was it. 

I found Inception through Sherlock fics - one or more of the authors write in several fandoms and since I found such good stories I went back and watched the movie again.  This time I was paying close attention (EAMES!!) and found that I really enjoyed the movie. 

I'm sure eventually I will get back to the Sherlock fandom, but for now I am going through every rec list and fic finder I can locate and eating it all up.  I think I'm so much more gung-ho about this fandom because my OTP is so cute!

BTW, I really liked JGL in Brick.  I especially liked the hair and the glasses...

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Tumblr!

I opened a tumblr account.  I'm not really sure why, just wanted some place to ogle Tom Hardy pics I guess.   As I move through different fandoms I'm sure I will find other pretty men to post as well, but for now I'll settle for Tom.

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Big Man

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Am I the only person who likes Tom Hardy when he’s big?  I’ve seen so many comments where people complain about how bulked up he was for this or that film.  I first saw him in Bronson, and then Inception, and that’s my favorite way of seeing him - big and bulky like he could just surround you…
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Sherlock!

I find that I'm really happy to be reading in the Sherlock fandom.  Just the nature of the series and characters require writers to be exceptionally articulate.  I love that the plotty stories actually have real plot - cases and danger and mysteries.  Most of my other fandoms only had a few authors willing to address things other than sex.  Sherlock though has an excessive amount of great writers - I find that I'm reading more gen fic just because the author is doing it so well.  I'm glad that I got pointed in this direction - I'd been lost and wondering what fandom I could get into that wouldn't be boring or incest driven (Supernatural) and to find a fandom that's so prolific (10k stories on AO3) and intelligent is like a gift.  And since it's a current fandom there continue to be new stories written all the time, just waiting for me to discover them!
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What fandoms should I follow now?

All of the fandoms I follow (due South, the Sentinel, SG1 and SGA) have been off the air for several years.  I'm wondering what to follow now though.  A lot of authors are turning to things like Supernatural and Numb3rs (is that even on anymore?) but aren't the main characters related?  That squicks me a little too much - I liked Speranza's SGA Last Will and Testament because come on, it's Speranza - but I don't think I could follow a whole fandom of brother love. EWWWW.  I suppose I could go for CSI, but I never watched the show so I don't know who the slash couple would be.  What else is out there?  I don't watch tv so anyone who sees this, please give me some ideas!
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Favorite Author Recs!

I've been going back through my bookmarks and pulling out my faves for my OTP's.

Due South:

Speranza - Speranza is awesome because she writes in not one but three of the fandoms I follow.  I love her the most for her Due South fics - probably some of the best characterizations for Fraser and Ray Kowalski out there.  Most of her stories have elements of same sex attraction previous to they guys getting together, and the one that didn't at least on Ray's part - Kowalski is Bleeding - had fairly realistic reactions to them trying to be together and change a lifetime of sexuality.   Her epics are the ones I print out to read at work or away from computer access. Be sure to read everything under the Sentinel and Stargate Atlantis as well!

Stargate SG-1:

Paian - My first choice for SG1 fics.  Long, articulate blocks of dialogue, really hot sex, and excellent portrayals of Jack and Daniel.  Neither are too butch or too fem, and the versitility of their sex life draws me back again and again.  I love how her Jack always seems to be so comfortable with his sense of self that he has no problem being on the bottom.  She, like Speranza, also tends to have the characters have had some pre existing attraction to the same sex even if they hadn't acted on it in the past.  Her fics are definitely character driven and usually stay with one POV, which I always felt was the mark of top quality.  I can't pick just one of her fics because I love them all - just read everything and you'll know what I'm talking about.

Stargate Atlantis:


There are so many great authors in this juggernaut of a fandom that I won't be able to give you much in the way of specific fics, but I'll at least pick out a few of my favorite authors

Trinity of One
- trinity seems to have moved on to Supernatural fics but her SGA is incredibly well written.  My pick - DADT, Damyata, Dayadhvam is an incredible take on Don't Ask Don't Tell.  Also, you don't want to miss out on the priest porn!

Seperis - There's a massive WIP Crimes against Humanity that everyone should read at least once.  I don't know that it will ever be finished as it was last updated in 2008, but still read it and everything else she has.

Toomuchplor - I always wonder at the story behind the name but this author writes a mix of long and short fics, all excellent.  My faves are Waiting For My Real Life To Begin and Straight As A Circle.

I think that's all for this edition - I'm going back to actually reading and finding more awesome authors!
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Slash Content Ahead

I've been going back over a lot of SG-1 slash lately - probably because it's been so long since I read anything about them and I'm totally hot for Michael Shanks.  I'm running into big problems with how so many authors portray Daniel Jackson.  Here's what I've run into so far: feminine, inexperienced, virgin, shy, uncertain, permanent victim.  Those portrayals kind of bother me because I never got that impression from the character at all.  In fact, if you start from the movie, Daniel Jackson has a sort of arrogance - a confidence in himself just in the fact that he wouldn't back down from presenting an upopular theory.  That confidence never went away.  He was always willing to stand up and argue for or against something, and to be able to hold his own in a military setting speaks for itself.   He did seem to be finding his place among the military in early seasons, but I always got the impression of a really strong sense of self for him.   I always found him comfortably masculine, heroic, and outgoing.  I'd never see him as clueless or waiting for someone to rescue him.

I certainly don't believe that he would ever be inexperienced or untouched.  Have you seen the man?  Gorgeous!  You know he had to have a bunch of archeology groupies in college, so I think he would have been laid more than a couple of times.  Just because he only had two long term relationships during the show doesn't mean he was celibate during that time.  Hell, I've only had two serious relationships myself, but I've certainly had plenty of sex!

The thing I think I hate the most is that "not gay only in love with this one guy" thing.  That's just seriously unrealistic for both Daniel and Jack.  Never in their lives been attracted to a man or thought of a man in sexual terms but hey, they suddenly find each other attractive and are willing to act on it?  And why is Daniel - supposedly never been attracted to men or had much sex - always so eager to offer up his anal virginity?  And why does the culmination of their relationship always have to be about someone giving up their ass?  There are plenty of gay men out there that don't have anal sex.  Why is that always the ultimate goal?

I guess I like my stories to be at least somewhat grounded in reality.  I like my angst to be based on the issue of their careers and military protocol instead of the "oh noes I'm not gay but I'm in love with a MAN!" type thing.  I like the characters to be comfortable with themselves and their sexuality.  Even if only one of them has had actual experience with men I still like the other guy to have had some interest in a member of the same sex to justify why they would suddenly have the hots for one another.

When I can't stand it anymore I fall back on the few good authors I've found to grab some perspective.  They're not all SG-1 related, but good writing always helps clear up the pain of the bad.

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I always have such articulate thoughts about these things until I actually write them down... What's up with that?
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Torchwood...

I'd been anticipating series three for a few months now and I have to say that I've been severely disappointed.  I admit that after Monday's episode I went looking online to get a hint at what was going to happen next and pretty much learned all of the awful things that were supposed to happen.  It ran last week in the UK, so there were a lot of posts vilifying the writers and creators of the show for moving away from what Torchwood was.  I admit that a lot of Torchwood was pretty silly, but it was entertaining and squee-worthy in the possibility of a relationship between Jack and Ianto. I was actually looking forward to them being a bit more serious.

I was disappointed mainly because all of the lead up said that there would be more exploration of Jack and Ianto being together, and instead there were only a few scenes that they actually shared and there was no indication that they were even together (kiss in first episode, no other contact for the remainder of the series).  Why wouldn't Ianto embrace Jack after they find out that he's survived the explosion?  Come on, that was a perfect opportunity to show some sort of emotion!  After a couple of revelations, there's barely any chance for them to connect, and then they kill off Ianto.  His death was understated and a little sad, especially since the writer's couldn't even let Jack lie to Ianto a little and tell him he loved him.  How am I supposed to believe that Jack had any deep feelings for Ianto at all?   "I love you" "don't"??  That's it??? 

Now there's only two people left for Torchwood, and really, there isn't any point in making another series.  Unfortunately, the characters that were just starting to get interesting were all killed off.  Now you've got Jack and Gwen, and hey, I like them well enough, but without the other personalities to balance them out, I doubt they could carry the show on their own.  With only five 1 hour episodes during this series, there was no chance to get to know the new people introduced (all girl Torchwood?) so why would I want to tune in again?

I'll finish off the series tomorrow, but I know I won't be watching Torchwood anymore.  There's just no point.
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I'm Still Alive!!

It's always hard for me to come back to Livejournal.  I never really have anything to say since I'm such a homebody, but I did want to say hi to everyone and let them know that I'm not dead!

It seems I've become part of an old married couple.  The first blush of romance has gone away and now things are settled.  I still feel like smothering Chris when his snoring wakes me up in the middle of the night and I feel a great deal of annoyance when he spends so much time on the computer that he doesn't bother to run the vacuum cleaner or load the dishwasher, but I feel our relationship is very solid.  I think I would be very unhappy without him.

I don't get out much anymore.  I feel bad that all of my friends have sort of fallen to the wayside, but it seems that everyone is focused on their relationships/marriages and the things that come out of that.  I still talk to people occasionally, but the conversations are never the length they used to be.  Some of it is that is that my friends have other things going on in their life.  Some of it is that I don't stay up as late as I used to.  Some of it is just that I don't want to be on the phone when Chris is home - why miss spending time with him?

Right now he's on second shift and I'm hanging out reading and trying to rebuild my slash bookmarks since my desktop was infected by a horrible virus that won't let me clean it.  Viruses suck!

I'm just babbling now...  It's going to take me a bit to get back in the swing of posting, although I never was that prolific.  I'm wondering if the yearly price is worth it if I only post once every 6 months?
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Checking in...

It has been a really long time since I last wrote.  My previous entry was about my nervousness at moving in with Chris.  Well, so far things are going really well.  I've been here for a little over four months now, and thing are going really smoothly.  I think part of it was that Chris was on nights for 3 months, so we weren't spending every free moment together.  Not only that, but NDK was in there as well and I was doing a lot with that and spending a lot of time on the phone or away from home.  Now that con's over and Chris is back on days is where the real test comes in, I think.  All of those sports going on, and Chris wants to watch them all - argh!  I went and got a Douglas County library card so hopefully I'll find some books to keep me occupied until spring...

I just wanted everyone to know that I'm still alive!