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I've been digging through my favorites, so some of these are old.

* Alex Ovechkin once showed up at the rink in Daisy Duke type shorts. Steve Eminger confiscated them "for the good of everyone."

* Probably concerned parties have already seen this, but Geno congratulates Sergei Gonchar on his 800th point. With a homemade sign. On a tiger.

* Phil Kessel's explanation of his shot: "I just kind of shoot it".

* Flower fails to sooth a baby (someone else's, I assume? IDK)

* Geno gives a tiny, far-traveling Russian fan a puck
snickfic: "Since the day I met you I've become steadily more depraved." (Heyer depraved)
[community profile] thesinbin continues to make me very happy, so I'm making an effort this weekend to advertise it a little. One part of that effort is a promo post on Tumblr - feel free to reblog if you like. And the other part is a collection of fic recs specifically for the kink meme. If you've been reading my hockey recs for a while, then you'll probably already have seen a lot of these, but I wanted them all in one place.

So, here's an idiosyncratic, Snick-specific collection of links to show why the kink meme is great. These are mostly short on kink and long on feelings, but there's plenty of stuff at the meme that's more hardcore, too – see the Delicious for all the links. :)

Asterisks on the stuff that's never been posted anywhere else, AFAIK.

delicious recs )
snickfic: close-up crop of Storm (drawn by Ibanez) (Storm)
Snick's somewhat-monthly reaction post to solicits news returns!

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* SAGAAAAA. Saga is back, as is almost the entire cast! :DDDD

* This new #1 sounds intriguing: The Empty, by Jimmy Robinson: Tanoor lives in an empty apocalyptic world of poison and decay. Her village is all that remains of humanity as they struggle against mutant beasts and rotting bones.But Tanoor finds a chance to save her people when a stranger drifts into town. A stranger armed with the power to grow life from death. A stranger who could change the world—if Tanoor can keep them alive in the deadly world of The Empty.

* Likewise Postal by Hill/Hawkins and Goodhart: The townsfolk of Eden, Wyoming wake up to the first official murder the town has seen in 25 years. Their reaction to this isn’t normal, and there’s a reason for that. Eden operates as a haven for fugitive criminals who remain here while new identities, often including facial reconstruction, are created for them. There is zero tolerance for any illegal activity that might draw attention to the town and an “official murder” is the last thing they want. A single, tight-knit family runs Eden with the youngest oddball son Mark Shiffron overseeing the postal branch, the only means of shipping in or out of the city.

* Lots of next issues for series I'm enjoying, including East of West, The Wicked + the Divine, Lazarus (although I'm behind on that).

Marvel
* Elektra canceled. The art was so pretty, but the story was so cold. IDK. I wanted to love it.

* Lots of new female-led titles: Spider-Gwen, Silk (both Spider-man affiliated, kind of? Spider-Gwen is AU somehow), and by then we'll be three issues into Angela: Assassin of Asgard, which I must say is not a book that I'm filled with hope for, although I do like women are involved in both the writing and the arting.

* Jorge Molina is taking a shift (or taking over?) on Thor. Given the kind of style he had when he filled in on X-Force, I think he'll be a good fit, especially if they keep the same colorist. Solicit seems to imply that we still don't know new Thor's identity?!

* MS MARVEL VERSUS LOKI. ALL MY DREAMS ARE COME TRUE. I mean, just look at this cover. (Sad we don't have Jake Wyatt back, though - artist this issue is Takeshi Miyazawa, whom I'm not familiar with.)

* I will be interested to read the rest of X-Force once it finally comes to MU. This Fantomex-as-antagonist thing seems designed to make me unhappy, but Spurrier is a clever and complex writer. IDK.

* Storm #8 - Phil Briones arting this issue. I recall quite liking his work on Humphries' UXF, although not as well as I've liked Ibanez.
snickfic: (Saga)
This is kind of a gimme topic, because I am always happy to tell you about what comics I am excited about, but it's what [livejournal.com profile] dhampyresa asked for, so. Here are the comics I'm most excited to read each month:

comics below! )
snickfic: (anya bunnies)
1. I was looking at old posts I'd made to [livejournal.com profile] buffyversetop5, and I was dismayed to find that ALL the icon links in my icon recs post had broken except for the handful where I linked directly to my own icons from my profile. WOE. *clutches Buffyverse icon stash to chest*

2. I just figured out that this new DW layout I got switched to recently includes tags in its archive listing. Like, if you want to see subjects for posts made in January 2014, behold! THIS IS AMAZING. Especially given my habit the last couple of years of titling posts with things like "Tuesday things."
snickfic: [Twin Peaks] Norma and Shelley (Twin Peaks)
Okay, y'all. I can't commit to posting every day in December, because holidays, but I posting every day from now to December 16 seems a more manageable goal. So! I would be interested in topics people might be interested in hearing from me about.

I will probably also nab topic ideas from the talking meme I attempted to do in January and then promptly failed at after two days, if you want to see what other people have requested in the past or put in a second vote for them. I'm not going to schedule things, though, because I think that way lies failure.
snickfic: (Buffy Willow)
[personal profile] theladyscribe is hosting a friending meme, very well-timed since I had just in the last week been feeling sad about the state of my flists. (Or circle, whatever. We're old school. We know it's actually an flist.)

So, go forth and find new friends. Shoo.

Edit: ALSO. THERE SEEM TO BE MANY HOCKEY PEOPLE THERE. Where many = six or so? But that is more active hockey people than I have ever seen on DW at one time. So, my hockey people, this meme is for you.

a TV post

Nov. 17th, 2014 07:43 am
snickfic: Sam Dean pilot (SD in the beginning)
Bored and in need of free TV, I started watching Jane the Virgin. Let's be clear: this is not the show the title says it is. The title sounds like a sex comedy to me, but in fact what they seem to be going for is a play on Mary the Virgin, ie, immaculate conception. You see why everyone in the titling department should be fired.

So instead of a sex comedy, what it is is a humorously self-aware English-language attempt at a telenovela, or Spanish soap opera - in this case, one about a virgin who accidentally gets artificially inseminated and is now pregnant (which is the first of many, many unlikely happenings). And it's actually really cute! Jane's relationships with her mom and grandmother are complicated but loving, and the main actress in particular is adorable.

I also really love that she is basically constitutionally incapable of lying, which means she spends little to no time hiding things from people. I had NO IDEA how much I wanted this until I started watching this show. People making things harder for themselves by not communicating facts to other people stresses me out; this show is therefore so relaxing for me.

Unfortunately everyone else in the show seems to be some degree of terrible, except for the star of the in-show telenovela, who is terrible but also hilarious, and the narrator, who is just hilarious. I would like to root for the baby's father's sister, a screw-up who's presently banging another man's wife, and the father's wife, who is still unmitigatedly terrible, so I am hoping they both produce some sympathetic qualities soon so I can.

--

I watched the 200th ep of SPN. spoilers )

--

I suspect I may want more TV now with colder weather (26 on the way to work this morning!) and shorter days. Who knows, maybe I'll finally make it through B5. Also I have decided Sleepy Hollow would be the perfect show to watch with ex-roommates - cute characters for the girls, apocalypse for Mr. Roommate. So you may be hearing about that as well.

Gaiman

Nov. 15th, 2014 09:57 am
snickfic: "Nobody can explain a dragon" (Le Guin quotation) (mood fantasy)
Just finished The Ocean at the End of the Lane, Neil Gaiman's most recent novel. It was fine? The writing and weaving of myth into everyday life was excellent as usual. I was not entirely satisfied by the ending. In terms of tone and emotional complexity, though, it read like an extended chapter of The Graveyard Book or maybe a much less vibrant Coraline, both of which I consider Lesser Gaiman anyway. It is still certainly Gaiman doing Gaiman things, though.

I say that Gaiman is one of my favorite authors, but in fact he's really only written two books I care about, American Gods and Neverwhere. It's just that I care about them a LOT (albeit for different reasons). I also enjoyed Anansi Boys quite a bit, and I've liked some of his short stories. I found Stardust pleasant but forgettable; I actually liked the movie better.

So, I think we may have fewer hits than misses at this point.

(Has anyone read those YA novels he's writing with Michael Reaves? The Interworld series? Are they worth a try?)
snickfic: text: Sign number 23 that you're obsessed with hockey: you think the proper way to spell the plural of leaf" is "leafs" (hockey)
So I am attempting to write this fic that has the Sochi Olympics smack in the middle of it, and I am having a heck of a time finding information about athlete experiences there. If anyone has any articles, blogs they followed, anything like that that went into specifics of how athletes got to Sochi (did the entire US men's hockey team fly to Russia together?) and what they did once they got there (how and when did they get their security passes?), I would be extremely appreciative.

What I'd really love is some first-hand accounts from athletes who competed, but I'm not finding anything like that; so far I've only been able to find spectator accounts.

Ugh, research. :P

TV fic recs

Nov. 8th, 2014 10:44 am
snickfic: [B5] close-up of G'Kar (G'Kar)
Still working on cleaning out my recs backlog. Here we have recs for TV fic!


Jeeves and the Inferior Valet, or, Thomas and the Kindest Man in England
, by [archiveofourown.org profile] Alex51324 - Jeeves & Wooster/Downton Abbey crossover
Thomas Barrow + Jeeves/Wooster, 13k. Recced to the moon and back already, but I shall rec it again, because it is delightful. Wooster rescues Thomas from an unfortunate situation, but of course it's up to Jeeves to actually bring things to rights, which he does, despite how Thomas's utter ineptitude as a valet pains him. The voices are perfect throughout. I laughed out loud multiple times. Highly recommended.

What Is Dark Within Me, Illuminate by [archiveofourown.org profile] sprocket - Babylon 5
Timov, 2.6k. I've read almost no B5 fic on account of avoiding spoilers, but someone told me that Timov never returned to the show, so I felt comfortable reading this one. It's set mid-episode and gives us Timov's own perspective and state of mind, and I was immediately fascinated by Timov in the episode, so I enjoyed this a lot.

Keep the Bouquets, Throw Away the Grooms by [archiveofourown.org profile] Netgirl_y2k - Game of Thrones
Margaery/Sansa, 2.8k. You guys, it's Margaery/Sansa arranged marriage fic. It is made of sunshine and light and knowingly raised eyebrows. I would read another 40k of it if I could.

Queen in the North by [archiveofourown.org profile] brutti_ma_buoni - Game of Thrones
Sansa/Brienne, 1.6k. The world is burning, Sansa and Brienne are fleeing north, and they find some unexpected solace in each other. Bittersweet and exactly the right length.

Go Wash Your Heart in the River by [archiveofourown.org profile] mardia - Sleepy Hollow
Jenny + Abbie + Crane gen, 13k. A casefic aside in which a woman is murdered and the trio is haunted by crows. This has everything I loved about Sleepy Hollow when I tried to watch it - Crane vs the 20th century, Abbie and Crane's weird but willing relationship, Abbie and Jenny's damaged sibling relationship still in the process of mending, and a gray New England moodiness - and only glancing reference to the stuff I didn't, like the apocalypse plot. Basically if the show were this, I would watch it every week, and as it isn't, I would gladly read tons more fic in this vein. (Recs welcome.) Everyone here feels like a fully-realized person on their own right, with all the complexity that implies, and the Jenny-Abbie part of it in particular gets some lovely nuanced development. Just wonderful.
snickfic: Meg Cas kiss closeup (Meg Cas)
[community profile] trickortreatex authors are revealed! I wrote five things, which I'm lumping here all in one post for convenience. I had a lot of fun playing in basically all my fandoms, especially since the Buffy characters I want to write usually aren't eligible for exchanges.

However, out of the bunch I definitely had a couple of favorites: the hockey fic (which at 4k feels absurdly long for a treat in a 300 word exchange, but oh well) and the steampunk Meg/Castiel. Because, you know, steampunk Meg/Castiel. Even if the fic doesn't really have a plot, as such.

When In Doubt, Set It On Fire - hockey RPF, Crosby/Ovechkin, 4000 words
First Sidney tells Alex Consol's ice is cursed. Then he says he has a plan to fix it. Then he stops talking to Alex very much at all, and that's when Alex starts to get worried. -- More monster-y than actual horror, it turned out. Oh well.

bright wings - SPN, Meg/Castiel, 1200 words
Castiel has metal wings. Meg has an oil can. -- AKA the steampunk fic. :DDD

The Beginning of a Beautiful Friendship - SPN, Meg + Bela friendship, 700 words
Meg goes to hell in search of loyal subjects. She thinks she may have found one. -- A treat for [livejournal.com profile] gryfndor_godess, with bonus Meg kvetching of Crowley's redecorating scheme. :D

Enough to Make a Girl Feel All Gooey - BtVS, Buffy/Faith, 500 words
Buffy told Faith to stay in Cleveland. Yeah, right. -- A treat for [livejournal.com profile] brutti_ma_buoni, theoretically an AU of the Wishverse. Yes, an AU of the AU. Hush.

wherever you go, there you are - MCU, Natasha + Bucky, 500 words
Natasha thought about the places she’d like to hide, given a choice. She ordered them by practicality, and she started at the bottom. -- My first MCU fic! Behold!
snickfic: close-up photo of Marc-Andre Fleury (fleury close)
Pens have signed Marc-Andre Fleury to a contract extension to the tune of four more years at $4.75 million per, which takes us through 2019.

The Internet has a lot of strong feelings about this. Fleury's had some bad playoff runs, but he's gotten a lot better under new goalie coach Mike Bales, but his save % last year was still average at best, but his save % the year the Pens won the Cup was actually lower, but the goalie options in 2015 free agency are slim, but but but.

My feelings are simpler. Flower's one of my very favorite people on the team and a Pens institution, and I'm really glad we get to have more of him. So, yay.
snickfic: (mood Christmas)


I will probably skip this year because I'm signing up for two holiday exchanges and also have just spent an entire year doing a LOT of fannish events, but I've enjoyed it in years past. Other folks should totes sign up and get/make fun things. :)
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This is just to say that [livejournal.com profile] buffyversetop5 is doing is annual classic recs round, so if you want to get in and rec some pre-2014 fics or fanwork, now is your chance. Or if you just want to browse, there are oodles of goodies.

I'm not reccing because I think I've recced all the categories I can think of to rec, but if you're curious, you can go to the comm and click the little "Filter" icon at the top and filter on my username. (This works on other comms, too. I was probably on LJ six years before I noticed that feature.)
snickfic: close-up crop of Storm (drawn by Ibanez) (Storm)
Over at CBR, Brian Cronin has a pair of reviews for Copperhead #1 and #2. He praises the art, which I also adore, and the worldbuilding happening in the background. I've quite liked the first two issues of this book and am looking forward to more, so I'm really pleased to see someone else giving it some attention.

Meanwhile, Rachel Edidin of Rachel and Miles X-Plain the X-Men reviews Storm #4. I agree that the plotty aspect of #4 is weak and disappointing, but also that the character work in the first half is great, and that Ibanez' art continues to be fantastic. Specifically (emphasis author's):

There’s a tendency in comics–superhero comics in particular–for artists to make female characters pretty instead of interesting. That’s not to say a character can’t be both–but there are serious limits to what you can do with facial expressions and body language if you’re not willing to let women look anything other than model-perfect; on top of which the adherence to specific and narrow cultural standards for beauty have contributed to the significant problem of whitewashing in superhero books.

Ibañez’s Storm is beautiful, but above that, she’s expressive. Distinctive. Her face–and this is a tremendous and frustrating rarity for Storm–isn’t anglicized. Her anger and anguish and joy are raw and believable. Her face and body are narrative. Ibañez is a strong if not particularly standout artist in other areas–layouts, action–but his character art? This is our Storm.


Edidin includes screencaps that illustrates what she means; you should definitely take a gander and read the whole review.
snickfic: close-up photo of Marc-Andre Fleury (fleury close)
From this post at Pensburgh, by LGP_netwolf

October 31st, Penguins Hotline
Rob Rossi asked Johnston if there was anything about Marc-Andre Fleury’s game that surprised him or stood out. Johnston mentioned his lateral speed, calling him "one of the best in the league" in that regard, adding "I thought his puck handling is starting to improve. I like his decision making because it takes hits away from our defense. We want him to handle the puck. We want him to handle it at the right time, make good decisions with it. I think the more he gets comfortable with the options we’re giving him, that he’ll be better at it."


Johnston brought up Fleury’s puck handling unprompted. It’s common for a coach to be complimentary of a player, but to call this out as a plus without being specifically asked about it is a little different. I don’t ever remember anyone talking about working on that with him before. Good to hear; hope it continues.


First, you kinda gotta go, seriously, surely someone has addressed Flower's puck handling in the nine years he's been in the league. It's by far his biggest technical weakness, and despite that he keeps trying to make plays he doesn't have the skill to make (because, I'm convinced, he still wants to be Martin Brodeur).

In any case, however it's been addressed before, I'm glad to hear it's being addressed now. "Getting comfortable with the options we're giving him" makes it sound like Flower, too, is still working out some kinks in the new system, and I'm fine with that.

In general, I continue to be very pleased with the kinds of things Johnston is saying - related to focusing on puck possession, taking more shots, shortening shifts, and a lot of other things.

--

Hey hey, we've played the same 12 forwards and 6 dmen for 10 games in a row. When was the last time that happened? *knocks on wood* Even though the streak will be broken as of tomorrow, with Olli Maatta being out for surgery.

Speaking of Olli,
Yeah, there’s the impressive 1 goal, 5 assists month from the 20 year old who’s playing 20 minutes a night and has been promoted to the top PK unit and #2 PP unit. And that’s not bad for a guy who didn’t have much of a preseason due to shoulder surgery that he was able to rehab for in time for opening night. Put all of that on top of the diagnosis he received about his thyroid condition that will soon sideline him, and it’s remarkable. What a human being.


--

WTF are the Pens doing with Jayson Megna and Scott Harrington? They call them up from WBS, sit them, and send them back down without ever having them dress for a game. The most popular answer seems to be something something cap management, which is not very satisfying. :\

--

In other news, the Pens now do yoga a couple of times a month. I am unduly pleased by this and the mental images it produces. :D
snickfic: close-up crop of Storm (drawn by Ibanez) (Storm)
Somehow I lucked out and got six things for this exchange, and they are all lovely, and you should all definitely check them out if they're remotely relevant to your interests.

When I See You - BtVS, Buffy, Dru
It's her own reflection she sees in the mirror, but it's Dru's voice. Tricky, in a good way, to tell with this one where the character study ends and the horror begins.

Fancy Meeting You Here - BtVS, Buffy/Faith, crossdressing.
Drabble. Buffy in a bowler hat, basically. :DDDD

sunshine and showers - Guardians of the Galaxy, Groot.
Art. Baby Groot gets watered. It's so cute!

Root and Branch - Guardians of the Galaxy, Gamora/Groot.
The Gamora/Groot tentacle porn I have been pining for ever since I walked out of the theater.

That Time Ororo Knocked Up Logan - X-Men comics, Ororo/Logan
SOMEONE WROTE ME ORORO/LOGAN MPREG. This is very silly. It's only like 700 words long, and even so there are like five lines that are my favorite funny lines.

At the Centre - Hockey RPF, Sid, Geno
I had trouble coming up with hockey horror prompts, but man, this is everything I could have wanted and more. This starts out creepy and builds up to-- well, you'll have to read it yourself.
snickfic: Sam Dean (SD)
I do not have TIME to claim any of your art and write for it. I do not. Stop looking at me like that.
snickfic: [Saga] Alana cradling Hazel and holding a cudgel (Alana)
Okay, I only got to read about a third of Saga #24 before it quit loading, and I have to go to work, so I don't have time to mess with it right now, but AHHHHHHHH. This is EVERYTHING I WANT IN THE WORLD. Well, for certain values of 'everything.' I want a lot of things in this book. And it'll probably all end tragically by the end of the issue. But meanwhile, AHHHHHHHH.

*seal claps*

UPDATE: I have now read the entire issue (fyi: this is really, really not a SFW issue, thank goodness there was no one else hanging out in the adjunct cubicles...), and it is EVEN MORE EVERYTHING I WANTED. YOU GUYS. YOU GUYS.

spoilers galore )
snickfic: close-up photo of Marc-Andre Fleury (fleury close)
Not a typo. So, this was fun.

* Devils scored nine seconds into the game. We recovered.

* Seven Pens scored goals, including members of all four lines. (Downie scored his first as a Pen! Also: Adams!!) Twelve Pens got at least one point.

* Our power play was 3/7, and that's including the last one, which was played by the PP unit otherwise known as "the fourth line and bottom D pairing." (Announcers said Zach Sill was all grins when he came off the ice. Those were surely his first NHL PP minutes ever.) Sample sizes, regress to the mean, yada yada, but in the meantime our PP is sixteen percentage points ahead of the next PP in the league.

* And hey, our PK has killed of 18 in a row now, tying us for 12th! Not bad for a team that was worst in the league 4-5 games ago.

* All the goalies were bad. Flower was marginally less bad (0.842) than Schneider (pulled after second period, 0.783) and Clemmensen (0.700 - maybe should have left Schneider in, eh?). The difference was that our offense was having a heck of a lot more fun than theirs was.

* If we hadn't already passed the point of adding insult to injury, that final goal by Crosby on the breakaway surely did.

Kings on Thursday. I'd say they'll probably give us a harder time, but they've been losing to some pretty mediocre teams, so we shall see.
snickfic: Karen Gillan as Nebula (mcu)
Says here that we're getting:
* a Captain Marvel movie (FINALLY)
* a Black Panther movie (FINALLY)
* two Avengers 3 movies (cha-ching)
* Captain America 3: Civil War (...it could be good. No, it could be, if it follows the comics continuity the way PotC: On Stranger Tides followed the Tim Powers novel. Which is say, by stealing the title and ditching EVERYTHING ELSE)

And, uh, some other stuff. I dunno. *flails feebly*
snickfic: On With the Exposition (mood writing)
I whipped this out for a meme prompt of "Write a three-sentence fic for the first fandom you were fannish about," which in my case would be seaQuest DSV. However, I definitely wouldn't have written something like this then; when I was 11, my ships were Bridger/Westphalen and Lucas/me. :D My fascination with the S1 Krieg/Hitchcock ship came later.

Size Matters - seaQuest DSV, Hitchcock/Krieg (kind of)
It's not her first sub, not by a long shot, but with its moon pool, its decks upon decks of bunks and labs and diplomatic chambers, its tubes of seawater set aside specifically for the damned dolphin to swim through, the seaQuest is by far the largest sub Katie Hitchcock has ever been stationed on.

"Ah, Commander," Ben - Lieutenant Krieg - calls genially from behind her.

Which isn't to say the seaQuest is large enough.
snickfic: photo, Marc-Andre Fleury makes a save (pens)
5-3 Flyers.

On the plus side:
* Our fourth line scored! Twice! There'd been some concern about our new, supposedly improved depth not scoring, but hopefully that concern's been put to rest. Also, first Pens goals for both Spaling and Goc.

* No Pens injuries (despite Sutter getting a puck to the cheekbone - betcha that'll bruise impressively).

* Our PK was at 100% again.

That's it. Those are all the positives. :PPP

As Anne Shirley says, today is a new game with no mistakes in it. Yet.
snickfic: Jess (Jess)
Title: worn for sleeping
Fandom: Supernatural
Pairing/Characters: Jess, Sam
Words/Rating: 1300 words / PG rating
Spoilers: through 5.21
Summary: It takes three tubes of paint – three shades carelessly selected, though when she finishes Jess sees each one is progressively more red – to write Sam’s name on the wall.

A/N: And here is my [livejournal.com profile] spn_summergen fic, written for TammyRenH! One of her prompts involved Jess, and I knew immediately it was the one I had to write, but the most important conceit to this fic didn't occur to me until later.

I worried a little that it might be too shippy for Summergen, but no one complained, so I guess I was sufficiently low key about the ship. And the meta aspect wasn't planned at all and snuck in completely on its own.

I maaay write some author commentary on it. First I have to go answer the lovely comments, though. :D

at Summergen | at AO3.
snickfic: Karen Gillan as Nebula (mcu)
Match Point by [personal profile] salmon_pink
Pepper/Sif, one-shot. First they spar, then they have sex very attractively. And there's humor, too!

The Ties That Bind by [archiveofourown.org profile] Odsbodskins
Steve/Bucky + Natasha, a/b/o, 26k. One of my favorite a/b/o fics to appear in quite some time, with tons of interesting worldbuilding (including text excerpts! One from Mary Roach, even!) dealing with lots of aspects of a/b/o life that don't seem to turn up very often. Also has omega!Steve, which immediately endeared the fic to me. Also has Steve and Natasha off missioning together, which made me ridiculously happy. I love Natasha in this. I love everything in this.

Fair warning, this was written pre-Winter Soldier, so it's definitely an AU in the jossed sense. Has a lot of events inspired by comics stuff, but mixed and matched, so no comics knowledge necessary.

Re-Habituation by [archiveofourown.org profile] downjune
Bucky/Natasha, a/b/o, 3k. This isn't shippy in the strict sense; it's about Natasha exploring a part of herself that was previously only controlled and exploited, and doing that exploration with someone she trusts. I especially like the identity stuff this fic explores, and I tend to be a sucker for sex-between-friends scenarios like this one. Just neat.

Experiment in red by [archiveofourown.org profile] sevenofspade
Bucky+Wanda gen, 4k. The Winter Soldier makes friends with one of HYDRA's experiments. I LOVE unexpected moments of grace and friends found in unexpected places, and this has that in spades. It also deals a lot with the terrible things, including brainwashing, that happen to both Wanda and Bucky, so be forewarned. (I have the uncomfortable feeling that this fic is far kinder and more complex in its characterization of Wanda than canon is going to be. >:( )

measure of affection by [archiveofourown.org profile] bullroars
GotG team gen, 1.5k. drax the destroyer does not need a hug. Neat happy-feeling gen where the team takes care of its own, however fumblingly. Very sweet.

All This Red Tape by [archiveofourown.org profile] TigerDragon
girl!Peter/Gamora, 3.5k In which the girls are still working out how they work together, in both the feelings department and the pants department. There's some low-key xeno here for those that like it, and just a lot of very appealing fumbling stops and starts as Gamora and Piper Quill try to figure each other out.
snickfic: [Hawkeye] Kate looking over the top of her sunglasses (Kate)
I have thirty-seven "to rec" links on Pinboard. I mean to slowly work my way through them in themed bunches. This is the comics bunch.

calm me down, get it out by [archiveofourown.org profile] defcontwo
Black Widow comics, Natasha/Yelena, 4.5k. This is hands down my favorite "pretending to be together" fic I have ever read. Because in this, they're pretending to be together for a spy mission, and instead of celibate pining we have angry UST and then angry very-much-RST. As in canon, Yelena is all tied up in Natasha, and as in canon, Natasha alternately laughs at and indulges that obsession. This is great stuff.

Hit by [archiveofourown.org profile] basset_voyager
Kate Bishop gen, 1k. I don't know what the canonical story is behind why Kate takes up archery (or if there even is one), but I really like this version: she practices as a form of taking control, fighting back against sleeze balls, taking ownership of the space she occupies. Does not depend on any particular YA or Hawkeye canon.

happy hour by [archiveofourown.org profile] jouissant
Saga, The Will + The Stalk gen, 1k. Mission completed, The Will and The Stalk take a breather, and The Will contemplates his occupation. Neat, low-key little character piece.

Red Pen by [archiveofourown.org profile] Hsifeng
Saga, Hazel + Izabel gen, 2.5k. THIS IS SO GOOD. This is the school report of one Hazel, having interviewed her friend Izabel for the purpose. Documents fic! Worldbuilding more cohesive and coherent than I think Vaughan and Staples have created (or aspire to create, for that matter). Just really neat at taking details of the Saga universe and weaving them into a proposed whole (although this was written after #8, so some of it, particularly stuff about the robots, has since been jossed). Very nifty.
snickfic: (Buffy no good)
This website is nabbing and reposting LJ fic. I'm told the admin will take down stuff down if the author complains, but is otherwise standing firm on his perceived right to repost anything he likes without permission. [livejournal.com profile] ladydragon76 has more information.

[livejournal.com profile] kwritten, there's TVD fic on the first page that was written for you, but it doesn't say who it's by. Taken care of.
snickfic: (Buffy Willow)
I wonder what makes the difference between fic I want and write, and fic I want but don't know how (or precisely what) to write.

Like, I came into a/b/o wanting lots of fic with ladies, and lo, I have written MUCH A/B/O WITH LADIES. Similarly, although I haven't written any Guardians of the Galaxy fic, but I do have very specific ideas of what I want, and I may well end up writing it at some point.

OTOH, I really want fic for Marc-Andre Fleury, and I have no idea what I want. I don't have any hardcore ship feelings, and I don't really want kink, I just want... more Flower? IDK. Similarly, I desperately want tons of fic with Betsy and Fantomex related to Uncanny X-Force, but I don't know what. See also: Kevin Tran.

What about you guys? Have you noticed any patterns between things you want and can or can't write?
snickfic: Sam and Dean (SPN)
I have tons of other fannish projects right now and am also not really in SPN headspace, but am promoting this anyway because it looks so neat.

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snickfic: (Yuletide)
No, YT signups aren't open yet. I posted because I thought there was a letters post happening, but it seems to be looking a little suspicious? Oh, well. In any case: my letter is all done! Ahead of schedule!
snickfic: (Yuletide)
YULETIDE. I thought I was excited last year, and yet somehow this year I am even more excited. Last year I comfortably found four things to request; this year I had to squeeze and squeeze before I managed to get my requests down to six.

I hope that you, dear author, are feeling similarly excited. I'm thrilled to have you writing something for me, and the fact that you offered one of these fandoms at all tells me that you have excellent taste. I'm so excited to read whatever it is you choose to write!

Also: personally, when I write for really small fandoms I end up putting all this pressure on myself to write The Definitive Fic in the fandom, but that's silly. If you feel the same, please be assured that I'm not hoping for the fic, just a fic. :)

So, on with the requests.

General likes / dislikes )

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Uncanny X-Force )

FF )

Saga )

RPF – Pittsburgh Penguins )

Kraken – China Mieville )

IT Crowd )
snickfic: black and white image of Sidney Crosby, text "Crosby" (crosby)
* Another 3-point game for Sid. That puts him on pace for 246 points for the season. Ain't math great?

* Okay, I approve of this Hornqvist dude. I say we keep him. Both Thursday and tonight he was so active down low, it was fantastic. And he had a career-high SOG tonight, which bodes well for the "He's no Neal, but until Neal got to Pittsburgh he wasn't Neal either" theory.

* Speaking of Neal, here's my possible favorite commentary on the game: After Fleury freezes a puck, Clarkson tries to agitate Hornqvist by punching his shoulder. Hornqvist just smiled and skated away. We have doubts James Neal would have had the same composed reaction.

As a friend said, making fun of James Neal is always good.

* Goal for Geno! Two assists for Geno! He's looking much better than he did on Thursday (after which he gave this downer intervew).

* Playing the Leafs means we get a Steve Dangle reaction video tomorrow. Have you met Steve Dangle? He is a treasure.

HOCKEY

Oct. 9th, 2014 08:25 pm
snickfic: black and white image of Sidney Crosby, text "Crosby" (crosby)
IT'S BACK

:DDDDDD

Duper comes back from knee surgery and gets 4 points, Olli comes back from shoulder surgery and gets 3 points, Crosby comes back an injured wrist and undisclosed preseason injuries and scores 2 goals (aka more than he got in last year's playoffs), newbies Hornqvist and Comeau got goals, and first-time NHL coach wins his first game! \o/

On the down side, ugh, Flower. Flower, I love you, now STAY IN YOUR CREASE.

Talk about a rip-roaring start to the season.

(Do people want me to spoiler cut game reactions, either because of spoiling or in order to avoid Even More Hockey? Otherwise I won't bother.)
snickfic: Spuffy Smashed kissing (Spuffy)
I've been having ideas of hosting a Buffyverse comment meme with a kink focus. Probably I'd make some kind of rule for all prompts and fills being made anon, because I really like that convention. Timing is questionable - I figure the best time has to be either within the next week or two, or else after the holidays.

Interested? Suggestions? Comments?
snickfic: photo, Marc-Andre Fleury makes a save (fleury)
I just got around to watching that time Flower almost got in a fight with the Montreal goalie, and it cracked me up. He's grinning most of the time! He kinda dances around the ref, trying to get down the ice! He's untying the thing that keeps his jersey in place!

I <3 Flower.

video embedded under cut )

Thor #1

Oct. 1st, 2014 07:54 pm
snickfic: Sif scowling while swinging sword (Sif)
I bought and read Thor #1 today, the issue that introduces the new female Thor. I don't yet know what quite what I think of it. However, I wanted to preserve a link and also an image.

First, a page-by-page analysis of the issue as it relates to prior continuity.

Second, this page, because the bottom panel is possibly my favorite hero-rides-away-from-danger panel that I have ever seen. (Well, technically he and his steed are swimming.)

large image )

In related news, can I just say how delightful it is to go my comic book store and browse all the pretties and come home with three or four things I'm excited about? Usually the count is two books I went looking for and two that found me, and both kinds are exciting. And then I get to come home and read them and ooh over the pretty artwork.

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