peroxidepirate: (one of the guys)
I've been pondering different things about Will of the Empress, since it just came up on Goldenlake's book club, and I just finished listening to it as an audio book. I wasn't active in Pierce fandom when it was published (I'd pretty much dropped offline after getting a condo and my first dog), but I do remember making my way back to the Dancing Dove to see what other people thought of the book after I'd read it.

spoilers, on the off chance anyone hasn't read it and is planning to. )
peroxidepirate: (stand by you)
1. So I'm rewatching the end of Doctor Who S3 right now (admittedly in a distracted and increasingly tipsy way), and I'm trying to sort some things out.

The TARDIS is a sentient creature, right? I mean, she's kind of a cyborg -- certainly she's got mechanical/electronic components -- but there's something in there that's alive.

It's assumed that she's capable of forming relationships, particularly with the Doctor who's traveled with/in her for 900+ years.

And she seems to be somewhat involved in the Doctor's regeneration process.

So having some other timelord crawl inside her to regenerate -- if she's not okay with that, is it rape? I kinda think so. Poor TARDIS. (ETA: and the Master totally gave her an STD, too.)


2. If I want a long, plotty Jack/Martha AU, I'm going to have to write it myself, hm? *grumbles* *heads of to search Teaspoon since AO3 is unhelpful* (I totally had this thought on my first pass through the series, too. I ♥ Martha.)


3. Why don't I have more Doctor Who icons, anyway?
peroxidepirate: (none but two survived)
I have some loosely connected thoughts about Doctor Who, the different Doctors (especially Ten and Eleven), and Buffy the Vampire Slayer. This is partly my response to a recent post by the brilliant and wonderful [livejournal.com profile] green_maia , but too disconnected to be a comment on that post. So.


Thing One


I'm trying to sort out the Doctor's emotional/psychological evolution. How do you get from Ten to Eleven? )



Thing Two

my feelings on the death of fictional heroes )
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Okay, I just finished Will Grayson, Will Grayson, and I might soon get my brain back.

Question is: do audiobooks hit some instinctual emotional center of my brain in a way paper books don't, or do I just have a knack for picking audiobooks that will undo me completely?

Because this one... I'd heard it described as a "big gay book," plus half of it was written by John Green, and so that's guaranteed awesome right there. But I did not realize it would be a triple quadruple emotional whammy for me: focusing on issues of friendship, gayness, depression, and the internet, in approximately that order.

It's an amazing book. But I kind of feel like I've been hammered.

Meta: TiMER

Nov. 9th, 2010 07:25 pm
peroxidepirate: (fandom slut)
I want TiMER fic so bad, even though I hate the premise of the film. (When implanted in a person's wrist, a TiMER counts down to the day the wearer finds true love. But Oona O'Leary faces the rare dilemma of a blank TiMER. Her soul mate - whoever and wherever he is - has yet to have a TiMER implanted. Staring down the barrel of thirty and tired of waiting for her would-be life partner to get off the dime, Oona breaks her own rules and falls for Mikey, a charming and inappropriately young supermarket clerk with a countdown of four months.)


But fortunately, it's so much more than that. Vague spoilers under the cut. )
peroxidepirate: (kel/easy way)
As I was reading PPF fic this morning, I realized that it seemed like there was a whole lot of guy!slash. And that's cool, because some of it's lovely, and people are really excited about it. And Pierce writes fantastic characters of both sexes, so it's nice to see a lot of the guys getting their due in fic.

But personally, I'm a crazy Pierce fangirl because of the kick-ass ladies -- who don't, typically, play the starring roles in guy!slash.

Then I wondered if maybe I was just noticing the slash so much because a lot of times, Pierce fandom doesn't have very much of it.

So I countedThere are 18 M/F, 19 M, and 5 F, as of now. More info. under the cut. )

This brings me to my main point, which is: PPF needs some more female-centric fics! Het or femslash or female/other; sweet or angsty or just crack-tastic, we need more ladies being awesome. Entries only have to be 500 words, so I figure I can kick out three or four, anyway (plus the two I've already talked about, which are almost done). But I need back-up! Who's with me?

OTP

Sep. 28th, 2010 12:07 am
peroxidepirate: (fandom slut)
I'm sure I'm on record somewhere, saying I'm not an OTP sort of girl. There's so many possibilities, you see. )
peroxidepirate: (stand by you)
Ok, I finally finished watching Doctor Who: The End of Time.

a few thoughts on this, under the cut. )

And now I want to do a big dam rewatch.
peroxidepirate: (gwen)
I have a lot to say about Torchwood: Children of Earth, and not time to say it all now.

(about 300 words under the cut) )
peroxidepirate: (new kind of tension)
(This is a little more fun than my last entry. I wrote most of it yesterday morning, ready for posting today.)

Here's the story of fandom and me, prompted by a wish to clarify why I got so very squeeful over James Marsters' appearance on Torchwood.

Seriously? I love the internet. )
peroxidepirate: (only a message)
I started writing this as a comment on a G'lake thread, but it got long and off topic, so I'm making it a journal entry instead.

I've mentioned before that I absolutely love this quote, from The Blue Place by Nicola Griffith: "Pain is only a message." This, combined with the way self-defense and general awareness figure in the Aud books, has literally changed my life.

On NOT being unduly afraid. )
peroxidepirate: (everybody's gotta go)
I have a lot of thinky-thoughts in my head right now, most of which either start or end with Doctor Who. And apparently, I am incapable of doing anything constructive (or, indeed, anything at all for longer than 15 seconds at a stretch) until I get the thoughts out in some way. So.

I'm up to "The Idiot's Lantern" and I'm loving Rose Tyler more with every passing episode.I'm kind of getting obsessed. )
peroxidepirate: (everybody's gotta go)
Oh, wow. I just blew through the second half of Doctor Who, Season 1 in about three days. I mentioned that I didn't feel the immediate affinity for Rose and Nine that I did for Amy and, especially, Eleven. But, well, somewhere around "The Long Game," I started to get it.

I enjoyed "Father's Day," but I don't have strong feelings about it. Then "The Empty Child" clinched it. I absolutely love the last five eps of the season, and I have some pretty strong feelings about the characters, too.

Yep. I get it. )
peroxidepirate: (days of hope)
There's some discourse, right now, about identifying with characters: how does identifying, or not identifying, with a character influence your relationship with the story that character appears in? Is identifying with a character a good thing, or a bad thing, or neither?

I never thought much about this before... )

And this is a good place to talk about my icon. )
peroxidepirate: (fandom slut)
This question has been kicking around in my brain for a while: what makes certain things more fandom- and fanfic-ready than others? Why do we decide to fic the things we fic?

I can only answer for myself, of course. I'm interested in hearing whether the conclusions I reach apply to others, as well.

For me, a fic-friendly canon has to be or include three things: the characters have to be compelling, the universe has to be compelling, and the story has to be – or at least feel – incomplete.

Read more... )
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Part 2 of the Commentary on Trickster's Pawn , my genderbending Tamora Pierce Tortall-verse AU, is under the cut.
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More babbling about writing, under this cut. )
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Commentary on part 1 is here.
peroxidepirate: (Default)
Part 1 of the Commentary on Trickster's Pawn , my genderbending Tamora Pierce Tortall-verse AU, is under the cut.
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I talk about my writing. A lot. )

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Commentary on part 2 is here.

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This icon meme is from [livejournal.com profile] stormwreath , who got it from [livejournal.com profile] rhiannonhero . I don't know who said "Icons are the crack of LiveJournal," but that person speaketh the truth.

Pretty pictures under the cut. )
peroxidepirate: (fandom slut)
I've reached the stage where I'm desperately impatient to reply to the comments left on my Yuletide fics. YULETIDE HAS EATEN MY BRAIN. I've been reading like crazy, and finally remembered to start bookmarking... so like everybody else, I'll have a recs post coming out pretty soon (starting with the excellent gift!fic I received).

In the meantime, I'm kind of in love with the fandom I wrote for (which is the other reason I'm so impatient for the Big Reveal -- I want to talk about it!). I know it's a bad idea to expect a one-night stand to turn into True Love, but I just can't help it!!

Actually, I'm not sure that's the right analogy.

Given the amount of attention and planning that goes into writing for Yuletide... it's more like the fandom I wrote for is my prom date, if my steady, Firefly,(1) goes to another school & is so popular she already had plans for prom night. I asked, what, a dozen other people if they'd be my date,(2) and one of them said yes. We all spent weeks getting ready for the Big Night. And, er, then I ended up dancing with someone else for the whole night (by which I mean writing something I didn't initially offer)... and that's the fandom I'm in love with now. I totally put out, but it was more than just a one night stand.

(1) Given the obvious history between us, I can see how you'd think Buffy was my main squeeze, but I assure you, we're just good friends now. Really. Firefly understands.

(2) I didn't ask my ex, the Tortall universe, because I figured she already had a date. I was right -- recs coming soon.

Does this mean I'm leaving Firefly for the new fandom? Well, um... truth is, it wasn't that serious to begin with -- it's not like we were exclusive or anything. See the icon? I have a whole lot of ideas for a lot of fandoms kicking around inside my head, some Yuletide-inspired and some not. It should be fun -- which is really what this is all about.

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