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posted by [personal profile] athenejen at 02:57pm on 20/09/2010 under , , , ,
[ profile] kat_lair tagged me, and I obey. Well. I eventually obey. ;)

"If you’ve been tagged, you must write your answers in your own LJ and replace any question that you dislike with a new question. Tag eleven people. Don’t refuse to do that. Don’t tag who tagged you."some random stuff about me under the cut )
Mood:: 'cheerful but a bit anti-social' cheerful but a bit anti-social
location: Circular Stone
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Because apparently I am compelled to sign up for them. I am pretty much in love with some of these prompts, though, so I guess it paid off.

I'm thinking How to Ditch Your Fairy fic (possibly a figure skating rpf AU, or possibly just, you know, fic for the book) for the "sports tryouts" prompt. I'm fairly certain figure skating rpf is going to happen somewhere in there, anyway, and the idea of mundane Justified fic amuses me. And there are so many other possible fandoms...

mundane bingo: card )

[ profile] kiss_bingo: card )

[ profile] hs_bingo: card )

Incidentally! Lots of nifty things happening in the multi-fandom world of fic:

Porn Battle X is on! Because [ profile] oxoniensis is awesome. :) Leave prompts here by Thursday at 7 pm UK time.

Also, [ profile] realwomenfest exists! Women-centered rpf ficathon and celebration. Prompt away!

Less multi-fandom, but still fabulous: [ profile] skategreat's Texts from Last Night figure skating rpf fic challenge (sign-ups close Saturday). Terrific, often hilarious prompts. Only downside, all the plot bunnies I've come up with so far are for other fandoms! Oops.
location: Circular Stone
Mood:: 'exhausted' exhausted
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posted by [personal profile] athenejen at 01:03am on 09/07/2010 under ,
location: Circular Stone
Mood:: 'sad' sad
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Stressed out and anti-social, that's me. But rather than rant about all the shit that's been happening, I am attempting to celebrate the positive.

1. There have been a lot of good things said re: the travesty of The Last Airbender movie. This has already been linked to all over the place, but I don't care, I feel the need to say it again: These Are My Colors by [ profile] ssj10. Relatedly, the extremely white, extremely Texan friends of my SO have been making me proud on this subject -- the expression of absolute horror and disbelief on the face of the one I talked to yesterday as soon as I mentioned that the three heroic leads were all cast white...! And more than one of them has told me that he (all guys in this case -- my SO's group of friends is kind of a sausage-fest... I blame Community for my use of that phrase) would probably have unwittingly gone to see it if I hadn't said something. So hooray for awareness. And hooray for standing up.

2. Wife. I can only hope that the world becomes more like the last part of [ profile] thefourthvine's incredibly poignant story.

3. I can only hope that the world becomes more like this, too. Christianity and I have had a very rocky relationship, because growing up an agnostic (and, as I eventually figured out, bisexual) in a sea of Lutherans and Evangelicals and Baptists was profoundly irritating. I have mixed feelings about organized religion in general, it's just that with Christianity, it was personal. It has taken me many, many, many of the years since high school to come to terms with and really understand and respect the positive sides of faith and spirituality and religion. It took me even longer to fully feel forgiveness for and acceptance of Christianity in particular, because I had such a hard time trying to evaluate the balance of good and bad that it did in the world. But I think -- I hope, and I'll keep working on it -- that reading this was the last nail in the coffin of my subconscious intolerance. A couple of years into college, an Evangelical friend of mine from high school who had persistently attempted to convert me actually -- sincerely and explicitly and without excuses -- apologized for his self-righteous, judgmental actions. A few years later, well, I'm pretty sure faith saved the life of a really dear friend of mine. And now, seeing this full-fledged movement of acceptance and apology and reconciliation... It brought me to tears. Maybe I can finally let all of those old feelings and kneejerk reactions go. Maybe I can remember, at the most emotional level, that some Christians =/= all Christians. And maybe, hopefully, I'll keep having reasons to feel this way.

4. I finally acquired tickets for American Idiot on Broadway! :D Still within the original planned run, even, so hopefully that means STARK! *dances* Speaking of dancing...

5. ALEX FUCKING WONG. this week in SYTYCD ) It wouldn't surprise me if it got taken down soon, but here's a link to his performance with Twitch that currently works: watch this, for lo, it is hilarious and brilliant!
Music:: "Jar of Hearts" by Christina Perri
Mood:: 'okay' okay
location: Circular Stone
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posted by [personal profile] athenejen at 12:13am on 23/06/2010 under , , ,
Mostly for my own reference, but again, if you have any thoughts or suggestions, please let me know! :D

[ profile] au_bingo: card )

[ profile] schmoop_bingo: card )

It is lucky that the deadlines for these are so far away. What is sad is that out of all of these prompts, however, is that the tattoo fic my brain insisted on spinning out after seeing this incredibly intriguing post about Deputy Marshal Tim Gutterson's tattoos (oh, Justified, how I love thee) doesn't manage to fulfill any of them. (I never did write anything for [ profile] kink_bingo last year, which means no card for me this year; bad writer, no biscuit.) And somehow I absolutely must make myself stop halfway through Tim's tattoo-acquiring adventures (he's currently driving around Florida because that's where the last stage of Ranger School is) because I desperately need to work on other projects that have more looming deadlines. Ack!

Also I am way behind on replying to people. Conversation failure. /o\
location: Circular Stone
Music:: "Beggin'" by Madcon, in my head (I've been watching way too much SYTYCD)
Mood:: 'cheerful' cheerful
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posted by [personal profile] athenejen at 07:31pm on 13/06/2010 under ,
I guess I just feel like talking a lot about SYTYCD right now. I'm still reading and writing figure skating rpf, but the last week also found me reading a lot of Blackhawks fic and sports AUs in other fandoms. And watching SYTYCD and Burn Notice (so glad it's back!) and sleeping a lot.

spoilers through 7.5 )
Mood:: 'cheerful' cheerful
Music:: the "So You Think You Can Dance" theme song
location: Circular Stone
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my [ profile] hc_bingo card, mostly for my own reference

posted by [personal profile] athenejen at 10:03pm on 07/06/2010 under , ,
But I would welcome any thoughts, suggestions, stray plot bunnies, etc!
h/c bingo card )
location: Circular Stone
Mood:: 'cheerful' cheerful
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posted by [personal profile] athenejen at 03:37pm on 08/01/2009 under , , ,
I keep meaning to do a 2008 fandom retrospective, but I just skimmed the stuff I wrote for mini-nano and realized that what I really want to do is talk about writing, both what I did last year and my plans for this year.

A brief summary of last year )

Plans for 2009 )

Incidentally, I would love more first kiss prompts. Here's the original meme:

Comment with two characters I'm familiar with, and I'll tell you how they kissed (the first time).

Fandom list here; right after I post this I'll update it, though there will still probably be plenty of stuff not on the list -- feel free to ask for anything at all.
location: Bookstore of Cafe Cacao Goodness
Mood:: 'cheerful' cheerful
Music:: Nada Surf, "See These Bones"
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posted by [personal profile] athenejen at 07:08pm on 14/12/2008 under , , ,
Stray plot bunnies and ficwritingish thoughts:

1. I should remember to take a copy of The Obnoxious Jerks with me on vacation. I'm pretty sure it could make for a seriously adorable bandom AU.

2. I am also pretty sure it is now my responsibility to write a love letter to my time at Stanford in the form of a Chuck/Bryce pre-series story. (Did I mention that I enjoyed the first disc of Chuck a whole lot? Because I really, really did.)

3. Having an epic college AU work-in-progress is kind of insane-ifying. Also having another WIPish thing in tandem with it, no matter how casual.

4. Recently I've been wanting to go back to the SPN fics I was working on, but who knows if that's ever actually going to happen.

5. My yuletide status is totally OH SHIT BEARS and will be until I get enough schoolwork done that I can actually work on it, gah.

Speaking of, back to work! *flail*
Mood:: 'busy' busy
Music:: Sigur Ros, Með Suð Í Eyrum Við Spilum Endalaust
location: Lucien's Library
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posted by [personal profile] athenejen at 10:10pm on 20/10/2008 under ,
So. I briefly thought about doing this meme (via [ profile] copperbadge through others):
Go to your icons page in Livejournal and look at the first two icons (the one on the right and the one on the left). Pair up the characters in the two icons. Go to the next two and do the same until you have a list of ships. Then...well, write 'em.

But I knew even as I was pulling up my page of userpics that it would probably be hopeless, given how few icons I have -- and of even fewer subjects! But. It turned out to be more entertaining than expected.

The three "pairings" that result:
Dean/(Dean)/Impala [the middle Dean may actually be Jensen-in-promo-shot, which at least makes it a little less redundant, if still full of crack]

So, I'm a great believer in Dean/Impala, but the addition of another Dean (or Jensen) is a bit problematic. And I while I find Dean/Ellen quite plausible, and Sam/Ellen not completely implausible, a Dean/Ellen/Sam threesome strikes me as really strange.

But. Athena/Dean/Sam, while I have huge issues with it as an actual threesome, totally makes me want a Greek epic, with Dean and Sam as two of Athena's heroes. I'm not so fond of the idea of making them the brothers that first occur to me -- Agamemnon and Menelaus are not exactly the most appealing of characters. And most of the other brother pairs (rather than a cluster of brothers) in Greek mythology are twins, and that's more like Jason and the Argonauts rather than the Iliad and the Odyssey, if I'm remembering correctly. I mean. I guess there's Hector and Paris, but well. While I do appreciate angst, I admit that for fanfic I tend to prefer happy or ambiguous endings... The fall of Troy from the perspective of Hector and Paris is just a bit too tragic for me, even if I could bring myself to cast one of them as Paris.

Well, and now that I think about it, I don't know that just a recasting would make sense. The Odyssey is too much of a solo journey, though it could be an interesting AU version of Dean struggling back from hell towards Sam as a version of Penelope. Putting off suitors like Ruby. Though it's possible Sam is more Odysseus-like, anyway. And well, I just enjoy them most together.

The real problem with casting them into the Iliad is that everyone in the Iliad except Hector and maybe Patroclus is kind of an ass. I mean, more than Sam and Dean ever are. But I still think a story in the style of the Greek heroic epics starring Dean and Sam would be awesome.
Mood:: 'busy' busy
Music:: Mark Growden, "Don't Wanna Go Back"
location: Lucien's Library
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Okay. I have to stop thinking about this so much. Seriously, I had this thought for the first time weeks and weeks ago, jotted down some possibilities, and then got hopelessly turned around in my own head with all the different aspects to consider. Perhaps nattering on about it in public will help. Input welcome! Though in the end, who knows what I'll end up doing with this.

Breakfast Club AU possibilities for bandom: the brain, the athlete, the basket case, the princess, and the criminal )

Incidentally! I recently had the stunning recollection that Kevin Smith's View Askewniverse (Clerks, Mallrats, Chasing Amy, Dogma, etc) is primarily set in New Jersey, which makes it ridiculously ripe for a bandom crossover and/or AU. Just, I don't even know how that would work, but it could be fucking epic.

And I re-watched Clueless a couple of weeks ago and have all sort of thoughts about a bandom AU of that. a few thoughts about Panic cast in Clueless )

Man, casting AUs is so, so addictive. Except I always feel guilty casting the more-negative characters. Ah well. It's fun, anyway. :)
location: Lucien's Library
Mood:: 'busy' busy
Music:: Mazzy Star, so tonight that i might see
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posted by [personal profile] athenejen at 01:46am on 12/01/2008 under ,
Went to see the San Diego Symphony Orchestra tonight for the first time. They were actually quite good! But as they were performing their beautifully rounded and well-blended rendition of Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition (Ravel orchestration), I had this sudden intense desire for orchestra RPS. Which rapidly turned into a sudden intense desire for symphony orchestra AUs, because I'm not currently following any given real-life orchestra closely enough to be able to desire specific fic about it. (Though back when I had a BSO subscription, that might have been a possibility... except then, I was almost too close to it because I knew people who sang with the Tanglewood Festival Chorus regularly, and sang with the Holiday Pops one season myself, and at that point it becomes a bit weird. On the other hand, it was fun speculating on the logics and politics behind personnel shifts, as well as on how the musicians related to each other based on their on-stage interactions. We had cheap third balcony side seats that afforded us magnificent sound and a very good view of the wind section, you see.)

Sadly, though, I'm not sure I know of any symphony orchestra AUs at all. In any fandom. I'm not picky! About fandom, anyway. I'm sometimes picky about other stuff. But it seems to me an unfortunate lack. There's so much potential for drama! And musicians are (very very very) hot.
location: Lucien's Library
Music:: "Pictures at an Exhibition" in my head
Mood:: 'cheerful' cheerful
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I have a sudden intense desire for a Supernatural/Live Free or Die Hard crossover. Though it's a bit difficult to imagine a crisis that could possibly withstand the combined efforts of Sam, Dean, John McClane, and Matt Farrell. (At least, once they figured out they were on the same side, anyway...)
location: in class (during break)
Mood:: 'busy' busy