( there are things you should know about me )
( there are things you should know about me )
Everyone at church tonight was awesome and loved it too.
( scaring images! HAIR! Dead hair! Everywhere! Needless violence against hair! )
Yet another rec, I'm sorry, but I just can't help it.
Running Up That Hill
713 Coda - Gen - Sam & Dean - The days that Sam doesn’t go running are the bad days. The day after Emma is a bad day.
;________; Dean's inner voice will break your heart, and poor Sam is quite beleaguered too.
Seriously. The only other thing I can compare it to is Named, and even then, their awesomenesses are in two different hemispheres.
GO READ IT.
Title: Dies Irae, or Something
Author: Alchemy Alice
Total Word Count: ~50,000
Genre and/or Pairing: Action/Adventure/Romance! Dean/Castiel, Sam/Gabriel, Michael
Spoilers: Season 5 up to Episode 10.
Warnings: Apocalyptic violence, slash (obvi), multitudinous references to Biblical events that are then misused with blatant disregard for accuracy. Also, Good Omens references, and hella bad language. In other words, fun for all!
Summary: It starts with headaches, and it ends in a clusterfuck. So, business as usual, Apocalypse-wise.
Since I'm telling people what to do now, apparently, go vote for Dean/Cas at the now-infamous poll!
Your poker face ain't fooling nobody, nobody here
We've all felt the flame and shed those same tears
Driving home to a one man hell, still counting years, still counting years
Hey brother we're all learning to love again
Making up your bed that day on a foreign floor between foreign walls
Thinking 'bout the words you'd say to a phone that never calls
Feel the weight of your father's ring and all those dreams, and all those dreams
Hey brother, we're all learning to love again
PERFECT DEAN'N'SAM SONG Y/Y? I was just listening to my shuffle the other day, and the first lines caught my ear, and so I listened it out, and now I can't not see it that way. Anyone else?
If lockedinabathroom made a video to it I think I would die happy. Hell, if anyone did. *hinthint*
Apparently this also cements the fact that I still like het. And I still like het exclusively sometimes, because while I can appreciate some of the Tony/Steve stuff, slash in this particular verse isn't my cuppa. Give me Tony/Pepper, Thor/Jane, Steve/Peggy and now apparently Darcy/Clint (ngl Natasha/Clint sounds good too). So I've still got my het-cred, apparently.
ANYWAYS. People into or even aware of Marvel's movie-verse; recs, comms, places to find more het fic? Hit me!
(also I really want to install my Alec moodtheme on LJ, but...I really, really like my A/G one, too, even if it hasn't been updated in years...just, staring at young!Jensen every time I post is really nice XD)
- Community Importing is available for all accounts(previously being paid accounts only), providing they are the maintainer/admin of both comms.
Hey, look, they went ahead and did what they said they were gonna do. Nifty
- Claiming Open IDs and integrating them into your existing DW account is explained in detail.
A bit of a delicate procedure, but totally worth it. Awesomesauce, basically. ♥
- No-invite account creation will remain open so long as the ratio of paid users is maintained at a sustainable level.
YAY! Meaning that so many people love DW they're buying paid accounts right off the bat, and enough people are signing up that they can keep a steady ratio! (if you haven't already signed up, LJ flist, now's the perfect opportunity...*cough* ;)
- DW will not be deleting any "abandoned" accounts i.e. if your account has nothing in it, then that's okay, they won't delete it
If you've claimed an account on DW at some point in the past but have not used it, because of whatever, you don't have to worry about it being purged to reclaim usernames
- And loads of other updates and explanations! Check it out!
For those who have recently made a DW account or are looking at one, I highly recommend this tool, which looks at your LJ flist and finds anyone on DW with the same username. It wouldn't work with users like me, who've got a different name on DW vs. LJ, but for most people, it'll bring back good results.
Gooo, you know you want to! I'll be signing up as a artist tomorrow or this weekend, depending on when I get time to make my brain work again.
ETA: OH MY GOD SO MANY FANDOM THINGS TO DO, SO LITTLE TIME. Somebody hold me, I'm having my begining of the month 20in20 themes getting posted nervous breakdown. D:
NC-17: Canon-AU, Dean/Jo/Sam(though, I'd say it's more of an R than NC-17)
Dean grew up looking after Sam and Jo. Jo may not be related to him, but she's still kind of his little sister, and he's not sure what's worse: that he's attracted to her anyways, or that he's attracted to Sam.
ALL THE HEARTS IN MY EYES FOR A RATIONAL, IN-DEPTH EXPLORATION OF THIS PAIRING OMG. It starts out Dean/Jo, admittedly, but it's the three of them, undeniably in love with each other and undeniably themselves, that makes it so fantastic. It's AU in that the Winchesters actually grow up with the Harvelles and they stay in contact even through Bill's untimely demise, but it utilizes canon incredibly effectively, and still gives you the characters as they should be, with believable changes brought on by their different lives. Dean is especially awesome. ♥
Goooo, read it. Be amazed. Wish there was more of this kind of fic in fandom. *shoos*
This is slightly terrifying. But also exciting. I know, don't ask me to pick one. I've decide that this pic of Hannah is what I'm going to be taking for her to check up. And I need to fill out the Locks For Love form, but I'm pretty much just stuck waiting 'till then.
Finally am listening to Ceremonials, and it is glorious, because, hello, it is F+TM. And I am THIS CLOSE to finishing Psych, after delaying for so long. NGL, it's so I can get onto Castle, which is now waiting longingly for my attention. \o/
ALSO, LOOK. THIS IS HILARIOUS:
ACTA in a Nutshell –
What is ACTA? ACTA is the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement. A new intellectual property enforcement treaty being negotiated by the United States, the European Community, Switzerland, and Japan, with Australia, the Republic of Korea, New Zealand, Mexico, Jordan, Morocco, Singapore, the United Arab Emirates, and Canada recently announcing that they will join in as well.
Why should you care about ACTA? Initial reports indicate that the treaty will have a very broad scope and will involve new tools targeting “Internet distribution and information technology.”
What is the goal of ACTA? Reportedly the goal is to create new legal standards of intellectual property enforcement, as well as increased international cooperation, an example of which would be an increase in information sharing between signatory countries’ law enforcement agencies.
Essential ACTA Resources -
- Read more about ACTA here: ACTA Fact Sheet
- Read the authentic version of the ACTA text as of 15 April 2011, as finalized by participating countries here: ACTA Finalized Text
- Follow the history of the treaty’s formation here: ACTA history
- Read letters from U.S. Senator Ron Wyden wherein he challenges the constitutionality of ACTA: Letter 1 | Letter 2 | Read the Administration’s Response to Wyden’s First Letter here: Response
- Watch a short informative video on ACTA: ACTA Video
- Watch a lulzy video on ACTA: Lulzy Video
Say NO to ACTA. It is essential to spread awareness and get the word out on ACTA.Via Tumblr
"Reinforcing the fact that Chris Dodd really does not get what’s happening, and showing just how disgustingly corrupt the MPAA relationship is with politicians, Chris Dodd went on Fox News to explicitly threaten politicians who accept MPAA campaign donations that they’d better pass Hollywood’s favorite legislation… or else:
“Those who count on quote ‘Hollywood’ for support need to understand that this industry is watching very carefully who’s going to stand up for them when their job is at stake. Don’t ask me to write a check for you when you think your job is at risk and then don’t pay any attention to me when my job is at stake,”It shows, yet again, that he just doesn’t get it. People were protesting not just because of the content of these bills, but because of the corrupt process of big industries like Dodd’s “buying” politicians and “buying” laws. To then come out and make that threat explicit isn’t a way to fix things or win back the public. It’s just going to get them more upset, and to recognize just how corrupt this process is."
Shortly after Chris Dodd made the statements, a petition was started to investigate whether the MPAA has engaged in bribery. Others are pointing out that as a recent Senator, Chris Dodd is not allowed to lobby until 2013 (or 2 years after leaving office).
And since there have been several posts about the Black March boycott and the SOPA Boycott, we've pulled all the info and the links into a public Google doc so you can link to only one post (and also link to it off LJ - the "Repost it to your journal" button only works on LJ.) And I am certain some of us could use a break from the constant reposting. ;-)
The TinyURL link is: http://tinyurl.com/blackmarchsopa
And last here is a great video that explains what the media industry has been trying to do since the creation of audio and video cassette recorders and why they are going to continue trying (like making it illegal to print a copy of a child's drawing to top your kids' birthday cake).
Should I watch Castle?
Also, my glases hate my face. I got new versions of the frames I had before when I got new glasses a few weeks ago, and while I'm used to it, the new hardness of the frames is starting to rub my nose the wrong way. It's annoying. It feels like I have sunburn under the nose pieces, which is really friggin painful.
( more talking from me, and links, but cut to save your flist )
Something that the OP's reply made me think of; Evil!Cas, or the idea of Cas, the once-righteous angel, turning bad, or doing the wrong things for the right things. It's no secret that I adore twists that reveal my favorite characters to be in fact bad guys, or when a good guy goes bad. I was excited during the first mid-season finale of White Collar at the prospect that final scene brought up(you know the one; hotel room, Kate, and the ring). I was excited during the last episode of Sherlock's first season when Sherlock first sees John at the pool. The very first time I watched my first SPN episode, Lucifer Rising, when I saw one of the main characters, a good guy, or so I assumed from what I'd seen of fandom, when I saw Sam torture the demon and then kill Lilith, effectively going darkside, I thought, Wow, that's brave. That's exciting.. I was excited at the end of Mommy Dearest when we discovered what was going on. It may be a kink of mine. Check that, it probably is. But the fact is, I love it. I love it when good guys go bad, especially if they do the wrong things for the right reasons, if the road they take is the good-intentions path to hell. Which is why, even though my heart was breaking into a million little pieces on the floor, I was actually really excited during the latter half of S6 and 701.
And, I want to know where these stories are. Are writers too afraid to actually take their characters darkside and let them stay there? It's a bold more, it's hard to do, and it does alienate fanbase sometimes, but I think it's one of the coolest things I've seen. They don't even have to make the character permanently bad! They can include a redemption arc, 'cause those are awesome too. But, think about it. How often does that happen? I know it happened in Buffy at some point, right?
EVEN MY MUSIC IS RELEVANT, OMG. Seeing as Walk Away is about the speaker telling his girl to walk away because he's dangerous and will never let her get away from him if she stays, because he's found himself in a bad place. analyzed
But now that I'm inspired on the subject, I'm totally gonna go write that next-gen fic I have promised lunasky3.
ALSO I JUST REALIZED I STILL HAVE NOT SEEN THE DOCTOR WHO CHRISTMAS SPECIAL. And. I'm not too bothered. I guess I'll have to watch it at some point, though.
Basically, I cannot wait to see what's gonna come out of this when the dust settles. It's been a very, very interesting couple of days. I mean, seriously, all this stuff just happens to come up together at the same time? I think not. I'm very interested to see how it will play out (hopefully in our favor!).
ETA: I have to add this; snagged from my friend kat_rowe;
the world: hey man we've got some really serious problems like global warming and mass economic failure and riots and genocide and aids and cancer and your healthcare system is shit so maybe we should get to work
us government: sit down i have to stop people from sharing things online
In unrelated news, my computer will not connect to the internet for the life of it(which I know, because I threatened it's life). Which means I can't work on the project DUE TOMORROW. ACH. I JUST. CANNOT. FREAKING OUT OVER HERE. I'm currently on Mum's lappy, but it can't do half the things my computer is all tricked out for, and I'm not-so-quitely crying about it. So much to do, and my time is dwindling faster than I'd ever like.
Yeah. Take a moment. Let it sink in. Personally, it pisses me off because I use it for a hell of a lot, and I actually had stuff (nothing too important, but still) that I had uploaded there and nowhere else that honestly was not copywritten material.
And then take a moment to realize this is what's gonna happen to a hell of a lot of sites in the future, with even less legitimate reasons for the shut-downs, if SOPA/PIPA pass. I'm sure everyone's been deluged with stuff in the past couple of days, but seriously it's a big deal. One of the biggest upload/download sites in existence is gone, completely. Anything you had on it is gone. While the shutdown of MU isn't from the bills, it's a good example of a massive website being shut down with no warning and because of "piracy"(in this case, it's pretty safe to say that there's a lot of pirated stuff on MU, but, I for one know there's a lot of legit stuff there too).
For more info on SOPA and PIPA, you can go here; https://www.eff.org/
(I find it pretty hilarious that this is practically as big a deal as Wikipedia blacking out, and it's a protest/awareness thing that we didn't even do anything about...)
TL;DR GUYS GUYS HIDE YO KIDS, HIDE YO WIFE, HOARD YO FIC.
I'm not a huge fan of Loki/secretlytodream(the vidder) normally, but this vid is simply mind-blowing. It rolls out slow and close and just unfurls into the vastness (and closness) that is all the promises made that couldn't ever be kept, all the words that were said that meant so much, all the lives and deaths they've changed through, and eventually, what remains the same. Just, ugh, all the feelings. Most excellent example of why I love show and why Sam and Dean are just heartbreakingly perfectly sad. It's funny, because I was just explaining to my brother why Supernatural is both the worst and best show I watch. It's the only one I actually participate in fandom in anymore, and I've made tons of amazing friends in it. The mytharc is broad and expansive and amazing without being too complex with some truly stunning writing and creativity. But it's also the worst, because you can see how far it's falling downhill, how much potential exists that isn't ever going to be explored, and that makes it miserable.
~*~ALL THE FEELINGS~*~
I'm looking at having a movie marathon of all the things I've put off watching over the next weekend. I've already got Mulan ready to go because several people have informed me that it and Aladdin are the best, along with Beauty and The Beast. Also looking at the Die Hard movies, because, seriously, everything I love in a movie.
So, yeah. Hit me with your best shot.
Also I think my emotions may be on the fritz. The really sweet video of a guy proposing through memes made me cry, and now I'm sniffling along to Matt Kearney. His music makes me feel things, but, um, not usually sad things.
HEY GUYS GUYS GUY WHITE COLLAR TONIGHT \o/ We have our evening all planned around it. And you know what, as much as I love having "my" shows that nobody else watches, it's nice for there to be another show(after Stargate) that we all watch and enjoy(all of us being me, mum, the brother, and even dad when he can hear/see/understand what's going on).
Though, tbh, I'm not sure if I can pull the brother away from Star Trek: Online long enough to actually watch the episode. Apparently it went free today. We won't be seeing him again any time real soon, but, hey, at least it shuts him up pretty effectively, and that's always a consideration. Unless, of course, he insists on filling me in on little details that I can actually live without knowing. Sometimes I regret getting him into Star Trek.
On January 18th, many websites are going to be going dark to protest this bill. You can petition various sites here. You can find out more, petition your senators/representatives, and get generally enraged at the situation here
It's a very big deal; if it goes through, life on the internet as we know it will change.
This break in your regular fangirl has been brought to you by important shit. On to the scheduled programming;
Supernatural tonight! *bounces* Yes, this is exciting. I might be able to watch it on TV! Not sure, since it depends on if I can convince the 'rents to go to bed instead of watching NCIS, which, of course, will be difficult, but, eh, who knows. We shall see! I'm going to try bribery with pizza and breadsticks.
Also, apparently The Chew has become my newest love. Me and mum watch it every day practically. I can't help it. They had Hugh Jackman and then Bobby Flay.
(Hi new friends! Usually I'm a lot less serious, unless I get really riled up. But, yeah. Welcome to the insanity!)
PAY IT FORWARD 2012
My pledge? I promise to make something handmade for the first 5 people who comment on this post. The catch? You must then post this on your own LJ/DW/FB/Twitter/Tumblr (wherever you like) and make something for the first 5 people who comment on it.
The rules? Items must be handmade* by you and the recipients must receive them before the end of 2012. So what are you waiting for?
*when it says handmade, it doesn't have to be anything major like a chest of drawers. It can be anything as simple as some graphics or fic (if you don't want to give out your address), or a card, or origami, crafts, sewing, knitting, food related, anything at all.
Because I'm really not into actual RL handmade stuff...fics and graphics, basically. Yes, this is pretty much only in the spirit of the meme. But, y'know, it's all good. So, hit me!
First five comments on LJ and the first five on DW, so if you have a DW account or an openID and want to comment over here, it's open on both sides.
If I ship it, I'll write it. Also, gen! My tags have a good list of what I ship, though I'm sure most of you are aware of what I read and write. Though I can't promise how good I'll be at slash, since I write primarily het, but, hey, I'll give it a go. For graphics, you can request anything under the sun.
ETA: The comment counts do not accurately reflect the number of claims. I got attacked by a wild flying Jen-monkey.