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Mar. 18th, 2011

Fanish ramblings and porn question

HOUSE

I've waited a week to make sure it was old news so that I didn't have to hide it behind a cut.

CUDDY TOTALLY SLASHED HOUSE WITH WILSON! =D


Ekhm... Yes.

On the other hand, what is it with TV women lately? Is it some kind of new trend? First Lisa on SPN and now this. They both seem capable, strong, SMART women, but then they go and say things like, "That's just what he is and I just disregarded it when everything was okay (and the sex was good), but now we've run into this first problem and I don't feel like working through it like a grown-up person so I'll just ditch his sorry, broken hearted ass. Oh and don't mind my kid who just lost a father figure. S/he'll just learn to hate his arse now and then will grow up to be successful enough to pay for his/her therapy. No problem there."
... That's not the exact words. More like loose translation, but You know what I mean.


FIC WRITING

Now, as You may or may not know, I'm finishing my last year of MA. Mostly I try to work on my thesis. I use the word try because for the longest time I've been totally writer blocked. At least I'm writer blocked in this one matter. My mind is just teaming with fic ideas. So I thought to myself 'maybe if I write one of them down, it'll break the spell?'

So I have this one simple idea for a short SPN fic*. The main premise is that after the Meg kiss Dean decides to feel responsible for Cas newly emergent libido. He decides also that he cannot let said libido to guide an angel whose whole knowledge of sex comes from Dean's jokes and one the pizza man & a baby sitter porn flick. For the purpose of educating Castiel in the art of emotional and factual reality of picking up women and sex he invites the angel to a shared watching of erotic movies and porn.

The problem with this is, I barely ever watch porn. It is simply the last item on my 'To Buy' list and there's almost never enough left to buy any. And the free kind on cable TV and the Internet is just ugh... (I much prefer my porn to be of the written kind.) But to be able to write Castiel's reactions and questions to it, I need to know at the very least two porn movies. So, is there anything out there on the net that is both good and free? Or maybe You could describe to me Your favourite flick?

It's a wierd request, I know, but... Help?

CV

PS. TMI )

*BTW, I notice how all my ideas for stories under the 5K mark are SPN fic. Somehow, whenever I have an idea for a Snarry it always ends up closer to 15-30K minimum. Why's that? Any ideas?
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Mar. 3rd, 2011

On the road to getting my wheels

It's official.

Signed and paid for.

Tomorrow I start my driver's license course.

My friends already developed a pedestrian warning chain. I call that slander, I do! If it wasn't a tight fit paying for this already, I'd do the extreme driving course as well, just to show them. =}

BUT, hard as it is to pay for this, there's a bright side! Father promissed to get me a car soon as I have my license. I'm going to ask for a classic Volkswagen Beetle.

Of course, I'd much prefare a classic Mustang or Chevy or Aiston Martin, but I'd have as much luck asking for one of those as I would asking for a space rocket. Sigh...

CV
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Feb. 17th, 2011

Hm...

Yesterday, I've got my last marks this semester and could finally kick up for a day to rest a bit.

So, I've looked through my fic ideas. I've noticed something interesting: while 99% of my Supernatural fic ideas are for fics about 3-5K words long at the most, NONE of my Harry Potter fic idas could be written as stories shorter than 10K. In fact, the only SPN fic idea that has any possibility of exceding 15K is the one that's a cross over between SPN, HP and Good Omens.

Don't know what to make of this. Just trivia, I guess.

CV
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Fanish geek-out

Just got to watching the last three episodes of The Cape.

Saw Ash and River sitting side by side in a diner.

DIED.

CV
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This is stupid

I just saw promotional photos of Supernatural 6.15 (small spoilers don't ruin it for me), saw Misha smiling and started drying teeth myself.

GUH!

What is wrong with me? I didn't do things like that even when I WAS a teenager!

My mind is turning to mush some 50 years too soon...

CV

Jan. 14th, 2011

Because I don't mind competition

Filament magazine's fiction contest

CV

Dec. 5th, 2010

Help with art - Dean doing research

I'm looking to make a few .gifs but the DVD player in my ancient (6 years and going) laptop died and I cannot use my DVDs. The search through YouTube didn't come up with the scenes I wanted to use either. There's plenty of Sam at work, but Dean not so much. I was hopping someone here could help.

Somewhere in season 3 (around episode 14? I'm much hazy on this one) there was a scene where Dean was frantically looking through the research papers and books. I'd be SO HAPPY to get that one, but any clips with Dean hitting the books would be nice.

I'd love links, but if someone has already saved clips that would be awesome too.

And if someone could tell me from which episode this photo comes from before I go MAD searching, it would be nice too. (I'm not even mentioning a clip of it.)

Thanks in advance,
CV

PS. The scene from 6.10 )
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Dec. 4th, 2010

OK. Now I SO want to be Meg.

... So, so much...

CV
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Nov. 17th, 2010

Blame Mike for this. He gave me the link

The Colbert ReportMon - Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c
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It gets worser

http://www.skepticmoney.com/hey-john-mccain-it-gets-worse/
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Nov. 10th, 2010

You have to read this!

"Chrysler Almighty" is a Dean/Castiel story that appeared just today and it's rec's are already spreading like wildfire throughout the Web.

And rightly so. This NC-17 story is a fantastic piece of fanish writing. It is, in essence, nothing but a piece of humorous porn. BUT, it is a damn well written piece of porn. The delicious hotness melds aimlessly with the humour providing you with a good half an hour of scorching hot fun.

[info]zatnikatel uses her flowy, light style and cocky use of similes to present the readers with two hot, very manly men. Those two men try to one up each other with words and actions, having searingly hot wall sex in the process. And in between all that we are gifted with the most unusual use of architectural vocabulary and facts about the Chrysler building, as well as a fair amount of emotional bonding. Almost - dare I say it? - romance.

Although knowledge of the back story undoubtedly furthers the enjoyment derived from the fic, I believe that it is not at all necessary. I would recommend it even to those who had never watched an episode of Supernatural. However, if You do watch the show, dear f-list, be warned that it contains spoilers for season 6 and the episode "Family Matters" in particular.

By far, the most amazing thing about this story, though, is that it is a first time story - for the author. [info]zatnikatel admits that it is her first time writing any kind of sex. It is my humble opinion, that "Chrysler Almighty" is an extremely successful debut.
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Nov. 8th, 2010

I've just heard the Carlos Santana/Nas version of Back in Black.

I feel like crying.

CV
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Scott Pilgrim vs the World

Just watched. Oh man, I haven't laughed so much in a LONG time! I just loved that movie. As soon as it's out in the theatres here, I'm seeing it again. And taking all my friends with me. Forcibly if needs be. =D

I mean, I'm not much of a gamer myself. Apart from Mario and Neverhood, All I play is solitaire and other puzzle games. (Well, there was that time when I was in primary school and me, my brother and my father all had chickenpox for Christmas. People in the country were just starting to notice that we were not under the USSR's thumb any more. Dad was doing business somewhere in Denmark and bought us one of those basic TV games sets. We've spent the whole night between Christmas Eve and Christmas Day playing space ships... And now I have to call my father...) But I have lot's of gaming friends and my brother love's his computer too. And I have a HUGE list of games I'd like to try, but there is always something to read...

Anyway! The movie is sweet and funny and if you ever played even one video game in your life, you'll love it.

CV

PS. Oh, and I've owned Street Fighter in the arcade every time we went to the seaside for the holidays.
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Nov. 7th, 2010

My musings on perceptions and RPS, a sort of meme + a plot bunny

First time posting with Semagic. Hope this works.

With the last post - no, the post BEFORE last - I've opened Pandora's Box. Now the rambling just spills over...

I think I'll start with the sort of meme. I've been watching SPN lately and the fanservice there is as obvious as a slap to the face in a silent room. But I've started thinking, maybe it's not? Maybe it's just me? After all there's not all that much of it in HP, if any. Maybe I'm just not immune enough? And then when the idea of this little thing popped into my mind.

I'd like You to tell me what was the best piece of fanservice so far and what would be the ultimate fanservice in the Top Three of Your favourite stories/series.

For me it would look like this:

Harry Potter
1. The scene of Snape's death. Lily's eyes my arse. He was looking at Harry.
2. After Snape's "death" Harry reveals their secret relationship during the final show down with Voldemort. That's what Snape "comes back from the dead", of course. =}

Supernatural
1. So far it's a toss up between "The last person looked like me like that, I got laid" and "Your problems always come first."
2. A teenage witch "whamming" Dean into talking about his feelings. ALL of them. Even those he's repressed so much even he doesn't know he has them. This of course leads to his swearing his undying love to Cas. (With a possible addition of some woman. I wouldn't mind Bella, or possibly Jo.)

House MD
Now here is an interesting thing. I ship House/Wilson and I ship House/Cuddy, but the three of them at once? Not so much. So I have two sets for this one.
House/Wilson
1. Snape telling Wilson that he (Wilson) is dating a female version of House.
2. I honestly don't know. Some kind of case wherein House kisses Wilson to fuck with someone’s mind, but they decide they rather liked it and "lets do it again."

House/Cuddy
1. Season seven, basically.
2. See above.

So whose next?

This part is just me rambling out my thoughts about the influence of situation on how we see the world based on my fanish experiences. Feel free to ignore. )

RPS )

And finally the plot bunny, to wrap up all those ramblings nicely:

When I was thinking about RPS an idea popped into my mind. It could be constructed to be RPS, though it's not it in my mind. To tell the truth, it makes me go slightly "eek" to think about it that way... ANYWAY, the idea:

The wizarding world discovers that someone leaked the HP story to the Muggles. It's already a world wide hit, so it's impossible to do anything about it. The "real" Snape and Harry hate each other just like the books say. Pretty much everything with the exception of Snape's death is exactly like in the books. The last of the movies based on the books is about to or already was aired (could be years ago). Harry and Snape somehow meet actors playing them (it would be a blast if they accidentally wound up at a HP convention) and discover that the two are *gasp* TOGETHER. The discovery somehow leads the two to developing a relationship of their own. (Could be an affair, but I'd just divorce Harry or make him a widower, maybe.)

So that's it... I don't think I've ever written a post this long that was not a fic...

Let's hope this Semagic thing works. *crosses fingers*

CV

Nov. 6th, 2010

Dear Story,

You are not Harry centric.

You are Snape centric.

Please stay on topic.

Love,
Me.

PS. I do not appreciate YOUR snark. I'd appreciate some of Snape's.

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Dear MA thesis,

Please stop pissing me off.

Sincerely,
Me.
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Couldn't hold it any more...

I don't do fangirl stuff. Mostly, I just keep my thoughts to myself or pester my RL friends with them. Alas, I'm the only one watching Supernatural among my friends, so You, my dear flist, will have to suffer my ramblings about the new episode.


So, ekhm... Yeah, that'd be that.

Sorry.

CV

Jun. 27th, 2010

Community alert, NaNoWriMo, and Turkey

Recently, I’ve read this post from [info]alchemia , followed closely by this. There were more of posts like this previously, and I’m ashamed it took me so long to come up with the idea I’m about to write down.

 

We, the Fandom, boast, calling ourselves ‘community’. We organise conventions and protests on the net, we are supportive of movements and individual people, and we’re all around socially active, which is a very good thing, but for me, there should be more to a ‘community’ than that.

 

[info]alchemia  and Bug are ones of those in our group who try to point out important matters in their Snarry stories. They write one of the all time classics – The Bittersweet Potion. A lot of us love their art and want more of it. But when we read about their problems, all we do is comment wishing them well and telling them how we hope everything will get better soon. (I’m not pointing a finger here. I did it myself and I include myself in what I just wrote.) But I believe we can do better than that. We can help MAKE it better.

 

My proposition is to set up an auction similar to that made for [info]livelongnmarry  in order to get [info]alchemia  and Bug into that house they need so much, so that they can concentrate on their health. I believe that with the size of our community, we could manage it. Or get them a lot closer to the goal, at the very least.

 

I would greatly appreciate feedback on the idea and maybe help in setting it up if it gets enough positive response.

 

Among the less important matters )

 

THIS SUMMER WILL BE SO AWESOME!


*dances around in glee, before slinking back to her desk to study for her last exam on Tuesday*

 CV

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Jun. 14th, 2010

Twitter anyone?

I've decided to go ahead and set up an account. Now I have an account, but don't have any idea how to find people. Or even if there's anyone TO be found.

So. Does anyone here have a twitter?

CV
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Jun. 10th, 2010

Will it ever stop to feel weird?

Is what I think every time I put on my trench coat (four years old now - I blame Casablanca).

Why, you might ask? Well, because I've finally watched Supernatural. (Yes, boys and girls! I am THIS behind when it comes to good TV.)

I guess I don't have to tell you that I loved it. And because of the trench coat comment, I guess I don't have to tell you at least one of my favourite characters. (I blame the voice, although the eyes are hypnotic.) Dean and The Music share the first place with him. Second on the list, sharing the place with Crowley, is Gabriel. Bobby gets third place to himself because Helen is dead.

Of course, being me, I've already came up with a story, and it's going to be my summer project.

TA-DAM! I present you with my big HP/SPN/GO crossover slashy fic!

It's going to definitely be a Snarry. Either an almost-there or just-barely-there kind of dynamics. I want them at a point where they already know there's something serious there, but still don't really know what to do with it. Smitten but snippy, I call it.
Apart from the boys, I think about playing with Ron, Hermione, George and possibly Ginny (but she might be just episodic). I was considering Minerva or Sybil, but in the end, decided against it.

GO is pretty obvious - Crowley and Aziraphale. Or rather Crowley/Aziraphale, but I want them established and non-graphic. Possibly, as close to the dynamic they had in the book. It was so delicious, I couldn't ever think of anything better. They'll have pretty big roles (I think).  There will definitely be a mention of Adam and Them, but I'm not sure as to anybody else.

And finally, SPN. Decidedly a Dean/Cas, but I cannot decide on the resolution of this relationship now. They will both struggle with feelings, though. Beside them, Sam, Bobby and, of course, Gabriel. The typical bad guys - Lucy, Mikey, Raph, angels, demons, pagan gods and some ghosts for good measure. Oh, and of course, the worst of all - doushebag (Did I write that right?... Hm...) people.

The whole thing goes AU somewhere vaguely around the middle of 5.21. Abuse of angel lore, haunting, research and romance all around. Also staring - the Apocalypse, bad music and pop-culture references, hoge-poge magic theory and metaphysical sex.

Without getting into too much detail, that's about it. Anyone want to volounteer for beta? Comments and ideas appreciated as well.

PS.
TWITTER ---> Anyone here has one? Is it worth the bother to set it up? How do you even work that thing?
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Mar. 30th, 2010

Computer demon targeted me once again - help please

So, I'm not much into digital art, but I did use it for little things like correcting mistakes that I was too afraid to correct on paper (because I've noticed them only when everything else was finished), trying out colour pallets, and adding in ghost Severus&Harry in my Snarry games picture hat one time.

For the most part, I've been using PS2, but a year ago I've got Corel Painter 11 from a friend. It worked a lot better for me than PS. I've even started playing with basic digital drawing. But then the academic year started and I didn't have time for anything fun.

So, yesterday I have a free hour to myself and I think I could polish a few drawings. I open Painter and... 'The trial time run out' it writes at me. Huh? Ok, never mind, I think to myself and go 'Activate now'.

'Your product key is WRONG, so piss off', it answers. Well, not exactly, but you could read it in the way the letters just glared at you, you know?

I tried a few more things, but it just refused to cooperate so I decided to stop being nice. I mean, what problem is there in un-installing and re-installing the thing, right?

WRONG. Every time I even THINK about getting it of the hard drive my laptop reboots. It's driving me nuts. But for this, I have a friend who probably will know what to do.

So why am I writing this? Because I'm a bloody-minded person and no computer program will fuck with me. (And I'm OCD a bit and I just can't get the thought of working on those pics now that I decided to do it.)

I'm thinking of getting myself a new program. Something free, to try out. I've found three interesting programs: ArtRage, ArtWeaver, and Project Dogwaffle. Have any of You ever heard of/used them? I'd be really grateful for any pointers as to which is best.
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