Apr. 29th, 2010 08:01 pm
sophinisba: Gwen looking sexy from Merlin season 2 promo pics (sayid by ofthe_sky)
I had a mini Lost Marathon on Saturday and caught up with the last three episodes. I've really been loving it lately! And I say that as someone who complained a lot at the start of this season and, indeed, has been complaining pretty much since the start of season two that it's not as good as in the Old Days. I have enjoyed using this icon partly because Sayid is hot but also because he looks unimpressed, which is how I've often felt. shallow thoughts )

In conclusion, yay crazy AUs!
sophinisba: Gwen looking sexy from Merlin season 2 promo pics (sayid by ofthe_sky)
Are you guys using Buzz? Should I stay away from it because of privacy issues, or because it's a time suck, or what is going on? Should we be following each other? Where does the content go? Is it like Twitter? I am too lazy to figure this out. Please explain!!

Here is a meme! I did a similar one a few months ago, but hey, why not?

Comment and I'll give you three of your fandoms, then copy and paste the questions onto your journal and fill it out.

[livejournal.com profile] slightlytookish gave me Merlin, Lost, and Doctor Who. My answers have some spoilers, especially for Lost, although I haven't seen this week's episode yet and would rather you not talk about it in comments. :)

favorite characters and stuff )

In other news, I've recently watched the first three episodes of Psych. Shawn is great! The rest of it I like okay, though not as much as Leverage, which I sort of think of as the same kind of thing – fun to watch without making you think too much, cheesy but smart in its own way, plots that get resolved in an hour, a small fandom but big enough to raise some eyebrows when it was included at last year's Yuletide, etc.

I had heard before I started watching that more Shawn/Lassiter gets written than Shawn/Gus, and while I agree with people who say that's completely ridiculous (and probably evidence of racism) considering how married Shawn and Gus are, I've also been impressed at how slashy Shawn and Lassiter have been despite not interacting all that much. I mean, I don't find Lassiter attractive and I don't usually like enemy pairings anyway, but damn.

I loved this week's episode of House!
sophinisba: Gwen looking sexy from Merlin season 2 promo pics (sayid by ofthe_sky)
Title: A Body (The All We Are Remix)
Fandom: Lost
Starring: Ana-Lucia and Sayid
Rating: PG-13
Warnings/Spoilers: violence and swearing; takes place near the end of season 2
Words: 250 (5x50)
Notes: Remix of Lost (477 words) by [livejournal.com profile] mstatertot for [livejournal.com profile] remixthedrabble. Originally posted here. Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] slightlytookish for the beta.

A Body (The All We Are Remix) )
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My roommate just let me know that they were talking about Battlestar Galactica and Lost on today's episode of the National Public Radio program Speaking of Faith. I haven't listened to it yet and might hold off until I've finished watching BSG, but in general I like the show for thoughtful conversations about religion so I thought I'd pass on the link: TV and Parables of Our Time, so you can listen or download if you're interested. The guest is Diane Winston, a professor of media and religion at USC, and they also talk about and play clips from House and 24.
sophinisba: Katie Jackson as wide-eyed hobbit girl in FotR (wee hobbit lass)
Hello, [livejournal.com profile] springtime_gen and [livejournal.com profile] purimgifts writers! I'm sorry for being a little late to post. I've been freaking out a little about having signed up for two challenging challenges at the same time and I had to run away for a bit. I am really looking forward to seeing what you come up with though, and I hope you're feeling good about the assignment you got.

Harry Potter person: You will have noticed that this is not my main fandom. In fact, this is the first time I've signed up specifically for an HP challenge, though I've ended up writing it a couple times in multifandom challenges. I find HP fandom kind of intimidating just because it's so huge, but I figured this could be a good chance to be a little more social in it. I don't think I have much to add to what I said in my request. I like girls (but also boys). I like fairly realistic fic (but also magic). I like different perspectives on the events of canon (but also Harry's perspective). I am pretty easy, really!

Purimgifts person: I had a great time with this challenge last year and I'm excited about doing it again. I requested a bunch of fandoms so I have a lot of things to say, though obviously optional details are optional… favorite characters and such )

Yay, fic exchanges! Thank you for signing up and for writing for me! I hope you both have a really good time with this.


Jan. 24th, 2009 09:57 pm
sophinisba: Gwen looking sexy from Merlin season 2 promo pics (sayid by ofthe_sky)
I think I would write more Lost fic if I ever had any idea what the hell was going on.
sophinisba: Frodo smiling (frodo happy by proverb)
Here's the favorite fic meme that's been going around.

Sometimes it's ok to pimp yourself out. Post a list of your top five fic-favorites 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.

These are not in order. I really suck at picking favorites, actually! But these are five fics of mine for which I have some special affection. fic links )

And while I'm talking about my own fics, here are five songs I've quoted in them, which you can download if you'd like (at least for the next week). I've shared a couple of these before. music and fic links )
sophinisba: Gwen looking sexy from Merlin season 2 promo pics (martha by prettyquotable)
Title: Getaway Plan
Fandoms: Doctor Who season 3/Lost season 2 (Time travel makes it possible!)
Pairing: oh-so-mild Martha/Ana Lucia
Rating: PG + swearing
Words: 682
Summary: Martha's dead set on fun in the sun.
Notes: For [livejournal.com profile] gamerchick

Getaway Plan )

Title: Next Time
Fandoms: LotR/Doctor Who
Starring: Sam, Frodo, Gandalf, and Ten
Rating: G
Words: 390
Summary: Sam will kill him if he tries anything.
Notes: For [livejournal.com profile] estelanui

Next Time )
sophinisba: Gwen looking sexy from Merlin season 2 promo pics (white flower)
Here's what I did for [livejournal.com profile] purimgifts, originally posted here over three days. I wrote for [livejournal.com profile] roga, the challenge mod, who is fond of crossovers. The theme was characters who are women and/or Jewish and/or persecuted by evil viziers, and the last part was what inspired her to put the movie Aladdin on her list of requested fandoms. Each one of these is a little under 1000 words and can be read independently. Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] claudia603 for the beta.

Part 1: Lost/Aladdin crossover
Featuring: Jasmine, Sayid
Rating: G
Title: Flying Carpet Detour )

Part 2: Lost/Buffy the Vampire crossover
Featuring: Willow, Hurley
Rating: G
Title: Willow and Palm Trees )

Part 3: Lost/Pushing Daisies crossover
Featuring: Chuck, Desmond
Rating: G
Title: Lost and Lonely No More )


Mar. 17th, 2008 01:25 pm
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Lost has been good lately, don't you think? The Desmond episode a couple weeks ago was all kinds of awesome, between vague spoilers for that one and serious show-ruining major spoilers for this last week's episode )
sophinisba: Gwen looking sexy from Merlin season 2 promo pics (pippin cheeky by danachan)
Sign-ups are open for [livejournal.com profile] remixredux08! You can read through the rules (a few things have changed since last year) here and then fill out the sign-up form, then come back here and let me know that you're participating so I'll know I have some friends involved. Sign-ups are open until this Saturday, February 23rd. Assignments will go out by March 1st and fics will be due by April 12th.

To participate one needs to have written at least five stories of at least 500 words each in at least one of a list of qualifying fandoms, based on who's participated in past years (LotR counts!).

I think remixes are so cool! After all, most of us write the kinds of stories we like to read, and having our fics remixed means we get a new perspective on our own ideas and our favorite characters. I enjoy the writing part of it a lot too. It's writing fanfic of someone else's fanfic, and I really love the idea of treating another fan's work that way. I like writing for a specific person and putting in little details that you know they will appreciate even if most other readers won't notice them. And as with other anonymous challenges, I think it's fun to stalk someone else's journal secretly gathering information on things they will enjoy. rambling about writing, challenges, and journal organization )
sophinisba: Gwen looking sexy from Merlin season 2 promo pics (pippin cheeky by danachan)
I'm not feeling very well today so I think it's a good day for staying in bed and posting a time-consuming meme. I saw this on the journal of someone I don't know, [livejournal.com profile] anneliese.

I've made a list of 10 characters and assigned them all numbers. Ask me questions about them ("Is 3 human?" "Who's smarter, 4 or 5?" "What would 2 and 7 do if they discovered buried treasure?") and I'll answer. Your mission is to discover which character is which.

Hint: They are from ten different fandoms (all of which have been mentioned at some point on this journal) and may include real people.

1. Monica Dawson (Heroes), guessed by [livejournal.com profile] gamerchick
2. Sam Winchester (Supernatural), guessed by [livejournal.com profile] gamerchick
3. Rose Tyler (Doctor Who), guessed by [livejournal.com profile] gamerchick
4. Rose Cotton (LotR), guessed by [livejournal.com profile] dreamflower02 (with help from [livejournal.com profile] claudia603)
5. Rose Henderson (Lost), guessed by [livejournal.com profile] gamerchick
6. Detective Frank Pembleton (Homicide), guessed by [livejournal.com profile] claudia603
7. Luna Lovegood (HP), guessed by [livejournal.com profile] schemingreader (after [livejournal.com profile] gamerchick drew out the clues)
8. Viggo Mortensen (Lotrips), guessed by [livejournal.com profile] claudia603
9. Captain Malcolm Reynolds (Firefly), guessed by [livejournal.com profile] claudia603
10. Zeke Tyler (The Faculty), guessed by [livejournal.com profile] claudia603

I'll fill in the names as people guess them.


Feb. 1st, 2008 09:51 pm
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Did anybody else watch last night's Lost? I decided to give it a try. I was thinking that in some ways it felt like it was made for me. As if the writers and producers thought, What can we do to keep Sophinisba watching, seeing as how she was already pretty bored with season three and now Spoilers! )
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[livejournal.com profile] trascendenza and I also got assigned to each other in the last round of [livejournal.com profile] remixthedrabble. She wrote an adorable Jayne/Simon drabble, Thank You (The Proper Remix), from my Thank You.

Here are the two other drabbles I wrote:

Inspector Uhl's Regrets (The Picking Up the Pieces Remix), The Illusionist )

Contentment (The Unenchanted Remix), Brokeback Mountain AU )

And here's what I've written so far at the small fandoms haikuathon. I was planning to post all of mine together at the end of the week but then I realized I could pimp the comm some more by posting now. Really, I am having a wonderful time with this challenge and I think a lot of you would too. It lasts until the 21st. Definitions of both "haiku" and "small fandom" are flexible.

Um, I'm not going to bother with ratings and wordcounts for each of these. The post goes up to maybe R for sexuality.

Brokeback Mountain: Passed On (Mrs. Twist) )
Brokeback Mountain: She (Alma Jr./OFC) )
Everything Is Illuminated: Flower Season (Lista) )
Lost: Message (Charlie/Desmond) )
Mysterious Skin: Hush (Neil/OMC, tanka) )
Northern Exposure: Pheromones (Chris/Joel) )
Pushing Daisies: Modern Love (Ned/Chuck) )

I'm also participating in the Heroes haikuathon. All my Heroes haikus are in comments to that post.
sophinisba: Gwen looking sexy from Merlin season 2 promo pics (hurley by merry_holdwine)
Okay, I think I'm done with the Lost ficlets for now, but that was a lot of fun! Thank you for your help! Here are two single drabbles.

Title: Waiting
Fandom: Lost
Characters: Sun, Vincent :)
Rating: G
Words: 100
A/N: Takes place at the end of season 1. From [livejournal.com profile] slightlytookish's prompt, "Vincent, waiting, ocean"
Waiting )

Title: Hero
Fandom: Lost
Characters: Hurley
Rating: G
Words: 100
A/N: Takes place at the end of season 3. From [livejournal.com profile] slightlytookish's prompt, "Hurley, van, hero"
Hero )
sophinisba: Gwen looking sexy from Merlin season 2 promo pics (sayid in charge by merry_holdwine)
Title: Permanent Marks
Fandom: Lost
Characters: Sayid, some Charlie
Rating: PG
Warning: mentions of torture (not graphic)
Words: 1675
A/N: As with the Rose ficlet I posted Saturday, this takes place shortly after the crash but uses information about the character from later on. From [livejournal.com profile] aprilkat's prompt, "Sayid, Charlie, tattoo." Maybe someday I will write a Lost fic with a plot. :) Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] claudia603 for a very helpful beta.

Permanent Marks )
sophinisba: Gwen looking sexy from Merlin season 2 promo pics (ring by nefithilwen)
Thanks to those of you who left prompts on this post. I've got a few more ficlets in progress and I'll take more ideas if you've got 'em. I'll feel better about signing up for that challenge now that I can add Lost to my list of fandoms, yay! Here are two PG-rated drabble sets inspired by [livejournal.com profile] shirebound's prompts.

Forever (Rose/Bernard, 300 words) )

Burdens to Carry (Rose, Sun, Claire, Kate, Danielle, 500 words) )
sophinisba: Gwen looking sexy from Merlin season 2 promo pics (sayid in charge by merry_holdwine)
Last night I came across a new LJ community called [livejournal.com profile] fanficofcolor. It's a place to post or go looking for fics about characters of color since they too often get neglected and can be hard to find in other places.

[livejournal.com profile] remixthedrabble is running a lightning round in which each participant will get matched up with three others! I loved playing in the first round and would love to sign up for this one as well but I'm a little worried that I'll be difficult for the mod to match. I'm certainly willing to write in a lot of different fandoms, but one has to have written at least three fics (which can include drabbles) in at least three different fandoms. I just barely qualify since I have exactly three ficlets (including one drabble) in the Firefly/Serenity 'verse. And my having a few Faculty ficlets probably won't help her much since I don't really expect any other Faculty writers signing up. :(

I was thinking though that I have two short Lost fics written and, really, how hard would it be to add one more drabble before I sign up? That way I could list four fandoms and maybe that would help. Sign-ups are open until the 18th. I'm not really sure what to do though. I started a Sun vignette a while back but it wasn't really going anywhere. I had an idea for a Naomi ficlet this morning but it's wanting me to fake my way through some British slang, which could be a real disaster!

So! Let's see if you can help me come up with something. I would love to get some Lost drabble prompts in three words each – either one or two of the words can be character names. Maybe if I can confine myself to drabbles I can actually write several of these in the next few days while also finishing that waymeet challengefic omg.
sophinisba: Gwen looking sexy from Merlin season 2 promo pics (caetano album)
In the Lost fic I posted last night, Charlie listens to the George Harrison song "Within You Without You" over and over again. This is of course because I've been listening to that song over and over again the last couple days. I put on this YouTube video and then open up other windows because I'm not much interested in watching the cheesy animation. lyrics )

I wrote a couple snippets of crackfic in comments to the meme yesterday: Sam says goodbye to Frodo and Merry and Pippin meet Harry Potter. If anyone would like to suggest where that one should go next or even join in with some tigging (you be Harry, I'll be Merry, or whatever) I'd really appreciate the help. Will try to respond to some more of the prompts soon.

Also, here is the link to my [livejournal.com profile] remix_redux fic, Wherever the Wind Will Blow (Leaves in the Wind Remix). It is Pirates of the Caribbean fic, backstory for young Jack and Bootstrap Bill, based on this story by [livejournal.com profile] stephantom.
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Title: Message in a Bottle
Fandom: Lost
Starring: Charlie
Rating: PG-13 (for language, violence, drug use)
Words: 2183
Summary: Charlie tries to get back into songwriting.
Vague spoilers through 3x08 ("Flashes Before Your Eyes"), but mostly safe if you've seen season 2. Takes place sometime before 3x16 ("Catch-22").

Message in a Bottle )


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