serai: A kiss between Casey Connor and Zeke Tyler (DuchovnyLaugh)
AHAHAA. GREAT video I just found on Youtube:

Graham Norton gets the opinions of Michael Fassbender and James McAvoy
on various pieces of slash fan art.

This is SO HILARIOUS. Graham really loves to trot out risque (and not so risque) fan art to flummox people on his show. He's done it to Daniel Radcliffe, and I would swear on the Goddess that he's done it to Elijah as well, but I can't find a clip of it on YT, damnit.

As someone who's done a little fanart and photomanipping (not to mention fics), I find these sections utterly wonderful. Daniel and Elijah were both gracious but clearly weirded out by it, poor dears. (My memory of Elijah was that he turned beet red but kept smiling and was quite calm.)

But this clip is the winner. Hugh Jackman, Michael Fassbender, and James McAvoy came on the show to promote X-Men, and it is really one of the best shows of Graham's I've seen. They are a fucking team, those three, so funny. And Graham did the fanart thing, this time it was original drawings instead of manips or fiction (ETA: Scratch that - I just watched again and they do talk about fics), and Michael and James are utterly hilarious as they deal with critiquing the artwork and commenting on the content. James is especially funny, his wit is so dry and lightning-fast.

I like these guys so much. A guy who can have fun with this sort of thing without being mean about it is a wonderful thing. Let's make more of them!

Note: If you hang on after the clip, you'll see their entrance in one of the little preview windows. Too. Much. Yum.



Thursday, January 21st, 2016 01:39 pm
serai: A kiss between Casey Connor and Zeke Tyler (CaseyZeke)
Still amused to see that Erik, that little fic I wrote a couple of months back which is really just a bit of connective tissue binding one chapter to another, is up to 225 hits, over FIVE times as much as the next most-hit of my Z/C output. No kudos, of course. I wouldn't expect any, since it's not really a story, just a bit of opinion from an outlying character.

But even with me posting a disclaimer at the TOP of the fic saying it's just a chapter and won't make sense unless you read at least some of the rest - even with that, people still don't seem interested in what that little bit is a part of. They read it, but then they don't read anything else, so I wonder what they think of the thing.

I'd really love to know where they're finding it, or who's passing the link around. It's not that it's not explicit, and it's not that it has no relationship listed - I have others parts of the story like that, but they don't get even a portion as many hits as that one has. Curioser and curioser.



Saturday, November 28th, 2015 04:24 pm
serai: A kiss between Casey Connor and Zeke Tyler (JoshShades)
Would you believe AO3 has no Fandom tag for Josh? Apparently I'm the first one to write a fic using his name as a fandom tag. (I posted my two photofics, Dump and Bright.) That really surprises me.

96 works I've got up and counting. Still really shocked by that number, by the way.

In other news, Thanksgiving was nice... )

As to being thankful? This year, I'm thankful to have sidled into a (somewhat) new fandom, with wonderful people who get it. You all are lovely, it's been so unexpected, and now I have to stop saying anything because I'm tearing up.

Love and hugs to all!

serai: A kiss between Casey Connor and Zeke Tyler (MarcusNeck)

I just downloaded an episode of the new season of Hawaii Five-O, just to see how it holds up now. HA. Amazing how much interest I did not have in it. Seriously, it took me maybe six minutes to decide, "Nope. Bored. Good-bye."

Wow, I don't think my fandom interest has ever plummeted that violently. That whole ridiculous kerfuffle just flat out BURNED that guy out of my brain. Pity. He did have his moments. Maybe I'll be able to watch Moonlight again if I give it a couple of years. Long enough to wash the taste of that fish-flavored coffee out of my mouth, at any rate. ;)

Still glad I wrote those ficlets, though. It's too bad I never got to the third in the trilogy, Leechman. It was going to be about a heart surgeon. Oh well, perhaps it'll come through someday

serai: A kiss between Casey Connor and Zeke Tyler (NoWay)
Dude, that was AWESOME.


TIP: For full enjoyment, you must sing the lines aloud as you take the test.

That includes head-banging.

serai: A kiss between Casey Connor and Zeke Tyler (KeanuTrailer)
So I'm thinking about [ profile] keye, whose birthday is today, and what a surprise it was when she showed up in the LOTR hobbit fandom. We had known each other as part of KCRL, the Keanu site run by my friend Cat. She posted on my Keanu message board (yes, Virginia, this is back when people had message boards).

I really miss that board. It was hosted at a place called, and they provided customizable boards. It was the old fashioned threaded format, but you had full control over the layout and appearance. You could up load background pics, set up picture sections, etc. It was great. I had a Daily Pic thing going, where I would post a picture near the top of the board along with a quote from a piece of poetry, and so would post a whole poem over a number of days, with pics to match. (Ended up making a photobook of those pic/poem posts, a really nice one, that I gave away as gifts one year.)

So [ profile] keye was one of the people who wandered into that board. So interesting to see someone from a former fandom show up over here. She went back to lurking some time ago, and is one of those people I'm sorry to have lost again.

*waves* If you're still here, hon, hope you're doing well!

That conundrum

Tuesday, September 1st, 2015 03:52 pm
serai: A kiss between Casey Connor and Zeke Tyler (KeanuTrailer)
Yeah, so I've decided to keep an eye on the invitation queue at AO3 in hopes that they'll open it up again. I'm not going to link up my handles; I'll look for a chance to open a new account under my Keanu name, Sparrowhawk. (LeGuin, FYI.) When that happens, I'll let y'all know in case anyone's curious. I can whip some fine meringue around a pretty man, not to get calluses patting myself on the back or anything.

A conundrum

Monday, August 31st, 2015 10:27 am
serai: A kiss between Casey Connor and Zeke Tyler (KeanuTrailer)
I have an interesting little problem which I'd like to get opinions on, if people have anything to say. This is especially germane for anyone who's got stuff posted on AO3 or other big sites.

LOTR was not the first fandom I wrote in. For a couple of years before that, I was writing in the Keanu fandom. It was all het, mostly character-based but some RPF. (In the Keanu fandom, it was basically ALL wish fulfillment fantasy, so nobody cared about that whole Mary Sue business. All that mattered was that it was good, whatever it was.) The gals reading my stuff did like it a lot, and I had a lot of fun with it.

(Side note: When I talk about My Muse? Keanu is the default. He dresses up as different guys - the latest one is obvious to all of you, I'm thinking - but in between times, when whatever obsession I've got fades off, He goes back to being that pretty half-breed Dorian Gray figure, with the down-pillow voice and restless hands and utterly spectacular smile. (Seriously, you have no idea of the wattage. It's a "you gotta be there" thing. It's blinding.) Before Keanu came along, it had been nearly ten years since I had crushed on a guy, so he kinda reset my clock, I guess. Regardless, when my Muse wanders back in after a dry time, that is the outfit he's wearing. Just FYI.)

So I've got this cache of stuff I wrote which is nowhere else on the web. Originally it went out through a Yahoo group that's defunct, then a few pieces went up here and there at friends' sites, which are also all gone now. So I'm thinking I'd like to post the stuff.

The question is how.

I'm very fond of these pieces. I think they're hot - they certainly got me off, they got other people off, and rereading some of them, I still get off on them. I think the ones that I would post (because I wouldn't post them all, oh no way, some are way too personal) would be enjoyable for anyone looking for that stuff. The thing is, I don't know if I want to embrace that earlier identity, to connect it with the handle I have now. I have no idea why I balk at this because frankly, who gives a shit? I really shouldn't think it's important, but somehow it is.

But then I think of the people I liked in that fandom, and how cool it would be if one of them was still around in it and bumped up against my stories. I think of how terribly much I miss Cat, and how great Shell's sci-fi porn was, and how comforting Chrys was when Nyquil went after me, and how Red and I would bounce bits of our MAAN fics at each other, and I get sad at how we lose each other, you know?

So I'm in a quandary here. Should I post them and risk having my handle connected with what would likely be seen as Mary Sue nonsense? Or should I keep them back to myself and risk losing the tiny chance of reconnection? It's not a life-changing decision, but it's something that's been hanging there for some time now.

Because I really do like those stories.

Any thoughts?

Well, that was fast.

Tuesday, June 16th, 2015 09:46 am
serai: A kiss between Casey Connor and Zeke Tyler (DoYourWorst)
I don't think I've entered and exited a fandom as quickly as that, like, ever. The combination of "the last thing he did that I liked was half a decade ago" with "don't say a goddamn thing that can be construed to be the tiniest bit critical" just chapped my ass. Not interested in the school-marming, thanks loads, Miss Crabtree.

Especially when you're pretending it's okay to be all randy and naughty. It kinda comes off looking like you're laying a trap, Just NO.

Opinions, please...

Thursday, June 11th, 2015 07:13 pm
serai: A kiss between Casey Connor and Zeke Tyler (JonRubsEyes)
Hhhhokay, so...

I'd like the opinion of anybody still reading this journal who is in fandom. Yeah, so like, all of you. I've just had a puzzling situation come up, and I'd like your input because...well, because I really think this is just...oy.

A little background first. (Just a little, I promise, so you get the lay of the land.) )

ETA: Added a note about my post to clarify.

Humble thanks

Sunday, December 8th, 2013 06:22 pm
serai: A kiss between Casey Connor and Zeke Tyler (HobbitHug)
Some kind soul in Italy - whose name I do not recognize - sent me a very generous gift today. Whoever you are, thank you SO SO much. You've enabled me to keep my lights on for another month, and maybe start putting away a little money for a new pair of glasses. (Haven't had a new pair since 2005, and I'm squinting a lot these days.) *BIG HUG*

I suppose this is as good a place as any to talk about something I haven't yet - goals. In selling my items, I'm reaching for a goal of $500 this holiday season, which will pay my bills through the winter, when energy rates get so high. It will also enable me to put aside whatever other money I can get hold of in other ways, towards some things I've had to put off for a long while (like those glasses). Because of the interest and generosity of my friends here, I'm well on the way to making that goal, so I'm terribly grateful, and thankful to have such kind and wonderful friends. (I hope to make my goal soon, either here or at eBay.) Love to all of you!

serai: A kiss between Casey Connor and Zeke Tyler (JesusSaysRightOn)
Via [ profile] dark_christian:

Religious People Are Nerds

Considering the parallels between obnoxious fundamentalists and obsessive fans.

I lol'd. Really, spot on. This actually makes me look a smidgen more kindly on those wild-eyed bible-wavers; they're just REALLY REALLY INTO their version of Frodo!

No mention of fan fiction, though. Damn it.

*giggling madly*

Monday, July 18th, 2011 04:42 pm
serai: A kiss between Casey Connor and Zeke Tyler (Dude)
Just popped in over at TORn, and I see all the same dim-witted arguments about what PJ is doing "wrong" are being dredged up again. Kili is too cute! Nori's hair is too weird! THORIN'S BEARD ISN'T LONG ENOUGH!!! (I shit you not, the ninnies over there really are arguing about that.) Like all of this hadn't been hashed over ad nauseam the last time.

It's just too fucking FUN.
serai: A kiss between Casey Connor and Zeke Tyler (FrodoInLorien)
This one's for [ profile] slipperieslope...

May the sweet and peaceful river
bear you onward to the sea.

Click for desktop-size image )
serai: A kiss between Casey Connor and Zeke Tyler (KarlGorgeous)

SupaNova Con report from Sydney. Out lovely KAAAAL Urban is there, making uteri explode with delight. From this report, we learn:

Karl knows nothing about computers

Karl contributed a key line to the script

and last but OH MY GOD certainly not least:

Karl Urban is a dirty, dirty bastard

Mm mm mm. Isn't he turning out to be a big ol' plate of barbecued HotSex? :p~~~~~~~

Go. Drool. Enjoy.
serai: A kiss between Casey Connor and Zeke Tyler (FrodoInLorien)

So, who around here has heard about this:

A Long-Expected Party - A Tolkien gathering to celebrate The Birthday in 2008

Being so intrigued by this, I went ahead and made reservations, as they're filling up. It sounds like a lovely location, and three days in a beautiful setting with other Tolkien fans sounds like an ideal getaway to me.

The link goes to the gathering's website. Have any of you heard of this and/or are planning to go? I got wind of it over at TORn, and since it's been 25 years since I traveled for a fan gathering, I thought what the hell. Since it's 30 days before I have to send them any money, I covered myself by registering and can now put out feelers to see who's going and who isn't.

serai: A kiss between Casey Connor and Zeke Tyler (ChurchLady)

OK, let's just chill out, people. Those of you going around waving your arms about supposed censorship and journal deletions, how about you step back and take a look at what evidence there may be for such accusations?

Journals get deleted for a number of reasons, and as far as I know, censorship has never been one of them, at least here on LJ. For me to believe that LiveJournal has suddenly decided to start interfering with its members' freedom, I'll have to see quite a bit more than hyperbole and finger-pointing. Does anyone actually have any proof of this?

Statements by LiveJournal? Emails from them to the community owners? Replies to inquiries? Anything at all? If so, then trot them out. Otherwise, let's just stow these rumors where rumors usually belong, why don't we?

ETA: Okay, having seen a couple of things that've been pointed out, it looks like those journals were deleted for listing interests that could encourage illegal activity.

I gotta a couple of words to say about this which will no doubt piss some people off, but you know me. I can't keep my trap shut.

Basically, it boils down to this... )

About Fanlib...

Monday, May 21st, 2007 07:00 pm
serai: A kiss between Casey Connor and Zeke Tyler (FrodoBitchPlease)


Gods. What an ill-advised, badly designed, contemptuous piece of crap that whole venture is. And that guy running around trolling anyone who dares to speak up about it? Fucking hilarious. Way to welcome all the folks you're aiming to rip off, dickwad. You wanna know how you can get a better hearing? You can start by learning to spell. When you're done with that, try coming up with a feasible business that has a chance in hell of succeeding.

Bunch of startup douchebag wankers.

*falls down giggling*

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Wednesday, April 4th, 2007 10:13 pm
serai: A kiss between Casey Connor and Zeke Tyler (Reader)
I miss Fennelseed.

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