redbrunja: (avatar | come hither)
Thursday, April 10th, 2014 08:30 pm
Okay, so I deeply, deeply want to get my text-based fannish fix, so I’ve decided to give this whole dreamwidth thing a shot. I’m going to be attempting to cross-post between the two platforms and see how that goes.

Thus, advice on the following would be helpful:

  • cross-posting: how to not fuck it up

  • how to get the most fannish bang for your buck as far as posting on two platforms

  • something else that you don’t know enough to ask about

  • cool people to follow and cool places to hang out!

Also! I am considering just posting my fic on AO3 and linking it from my lj/dw/tumblr. Does anyone have a reason not to do this?
redbrunja: (stock | kink)
Monday, April 7th, 2014 12:52 am
This meme was absolutely, unapologetically filthy, there is no way I'm passing it up.

From brbshittoavenge:

Send me a pairing and a number and I'll write you a ficlet about one....

  1. … grinding up against the other

  2. … moaning the other’s name

  3. … stripping off

  4. … sexting

  5. … being drenched whilst wearing white

  6. … leaping into the other’s arms

  7. … pinning the other against a wall

  8. ... pinning the other down

  9. … tying up the other

  10. … spanking the other

  11. … having a “friend” over and the other accidentally interrupting

  12. … flashing the other

  13. … having a wet dream and about the other

  14. … leaving hickeys on the other’s neck

  15. … trying to play footsie with the other during a meeting

  16. … trying to go down on the other, under the table, during dinner

  17. ... just going down on the other, in general

  18. ... denying orgasm

  19. ... talking during sex about something non-sexual

redbrunja: (tw | bitch please)
Friday, April 4th, 2014 08:07 pm
Has anyone read Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell?

Because I got it from the library and I don't know if I want to keep reading.

One, because having a fandom front and central in a book makes me a bit uncomfortable (ignore the woman typing behind the curtain!).

Two, because I have the feeling that she's going to ~learn a lesson~ about going out into the world and being less shy.

And three, because she's a slash fangirl, and I have no fucking patience for interludes that are the "canon" of her slash pairing and no fucking patience for slash being written about in a completely unexamined (i.e. ladies, what ladies, why should there be ladies?) way.
redbrunja: (tw | out of my freaking mind)
Thursday, April 3rd, 2014 07:23 am
Give me some characters/a pairing and one of the AUs** below and I will tell you about that story.

**I realize that several of these are just straight-up tropes and would totally work without an AU setting.


  • 10-hour road trip aus

  • platonic roommate aus

  • ended-up-at-dennys aus

  • everyone battles to the death in a game of laser tag aus

  • stuck in line at the same one register in walmart at 2am aus

  • incredibly long crosscountry train ride AU

  • police procedural AU

  • bookstore AU

  • reluctant teammates that save the world together AU

  • stuck-in-an-airport-because-the-flights-were-SO-VERY-delayed-and-it’s-like-two-am AU

  • sent to live with cousins AU

  • pretending to be siblings because of reasons AU

  • teaming up to rescue respective abducted children AU

  • pseudo-adopting-the-runaway-i-ran-into AU

  • forget high school students AU i want a high school teachers AU

  • trapped in a bank during a robbery AU

  • forced to share a table at the coffee shop a couple days in a row because crowded coffee shop and no room AU

  • medical school AU

  • ride the same bus together literally every day AU

  • vet clinic AU

  • 'i'm pretending to be ur bff bc u looked VERY uncomfortable with that person at the bar hitting on u' AU

  • college professors AU

  • on a train together and the train is stopped in the middle of nowhere for some reason AU

  • foster family AU


(Also, I added in some of my fav AU that hadn't been listed and deleted some I was less thrilled about; feel free to let me know of others that you think I should add.)
redbrunja: (iron man | distainful redhead)
Sunday, March 30th, 2014 03:57 am

  • I have to wake up in an hour and forty minutes. Is it even worth going to bed?

  • Also, I chanced going on my tumblr for ONLY FIVE PAGES - got a slight Cap 2 spoiler. That will fucking teach me. The worst part is I totally knew better. (And it was my fucking tumblr savior's fault, too.)


  • Anyway, meme time:

Fandom Tennis Match Meme:

Okay, here's how this is going to work. You comment with a fandom question. I answer it and then ask you a question that has some thematic relevance to the question you asked me.

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redbrunja: (comics | out of place all the time)
Friday, March 28th, 2014 07:00 am
You know, when you consistently have to stop yourself from writing the wrong surname.

I keep wanting to write Abigail King (correct name: Abigail Whistler) and Clint Bishop (correct name: Clint Barton).
redbrunja: (tw | bitch please)
Monday, March 17th, 2014 10:50 pm
Has anyone ever, actually seriously argued that a dog was good security?

And since the answer is clearly "no" can we please delete that trope from the fanfic lexicon for all eternity?
redbrunja: (the middleman | wendy watson: superhero)
Monday, March 10th, 2014 12:57 am
But these are some awesome AU ideas (via kirkwoodisinoregon):

-10-hour road trip aus
-platonic roommate aus
-ended-up-at-dennys aus
-theatre club aus
-everyone battles to the death in a game of laser tag aus
-stuck in line at the same one register in walmart at 2am aus
redbrunja: (btvs | might have been a daddy's girl)
Sunday, March 9th, 2014 01:54 pm
From dollsome and kirkwood-is-in-oregon:

Pick a trope from this list and provide a fandom/pairing and I’ll tell you something about the story I’d write for that combination (i.e. write a snippet from the story or write not!fic or tell you the title and summary for the story I would write)

1. roadtrip
2. forced to share a bed
3. drunk!fic
4. huddling for warmth
5. pretending to be married/fake!dating
6. jealousy fic
7. amnesia
8. hurt/comfort
9. friends to lovers
10. truth or dare
11. forced proximity fic
12. fluff
13. apocalypse fic
14. curtain fic
15. High School / College AU
redbrunja: (brooklyn nine-nine | det. amy santiago)
Saturday, March 8th, 2014 04:15 pm
In honor of International Women's Day, stainofmylove has a post here where you can go and celebrate your favorite fictional ladies.

Also, perfect for a rainy Saturday....

Fandom Tennis Match Meme:

Okay, here's how this is going to work. You comment with a fandom question. I answer it and then ask you a question that has some thematic relevance to the question you asked me.

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redbrunja: (brooklyn nine-nine | det. amy santiago)
Thursday, March 6th, 2014 10:46 pm
Okay, media update time.

In the area of books, I just finished Marissa Meyer's Cinder, which I loved. It’s a fantastic sci-fi retelling of Cinderella and it ends on a cliff-hanger that made me interested enough in the rest of the series to splurge and get the next two books from B&N.

I watched the first ten minutes of the most recent episode of SHIELDwe love our acronyms )

I loved this week's Brooklyn Nine-Nine.this is a den of liars )

Arrow was actually pretty boring this week, imho.where ever i go, I'm just answering phones )

I read Hawkeye 15, which was SO overhyped, imho.he's just a shape )

On the subject of awesome queer ladies, I just watched the second episode of Bomb Girls. (My goal is to get caught up before the movie airs at the end of March.if you can pour tea, you can pour amatol )
redbrunja: (tw | lion-hearted girl)
Sunday, March 2nd, 2014 11:02 pm
ended up having several really long conversations with [ profile] qualapec today, the relevant (to fandom) portions of which involved:

  • me bitching about the deep, inherent, not-even-solvable-by-casting-Idris-Elba script problems with Blade: Trinity

  • who would you kill if you could kill one dude from Teen Wolf? (I voted Peter Hale, killed by Allison and Lydia)

  • one thing I forgot to mention; besides the fact that I do not understand the point of a tumblr queue, I could never have a tumblr queue because I cannot think of a quip enough queue tag, unlike all the epic tumblrs with perfect and brilliant and referential queue I follow.

  • various Teen Wolf ships, emphasis on Malia/Stiles and Lydia/Stiles and Allison/Isaac


  • qualapec wondering if Loki fangirls will jump on the Bucky Barnes train. my thought is the Loki fangirls are either already on board the Bucky Barnes train and what we will see in fandom is an explosion of Steve/Bucky. The only question regarding Winter Soldier is how much hate Natasha and Sharon will get, and which one fandom is going to hate more. (Spoiler alert, it's going to be Sharon. Natasha will be relegated to being SO AWESOME but her relationship with Steve and/or Bucky is STRICTLY PLATONIC. Which is for the best, because Natasha is just TOO AWESOME TO BE DATING ~CAPTAINS AMERICA~ *eyeroll*)

  • my deep and heartfelt lament that Steve/Bucky fanfic is almost invariably well-written and is the most tropperiffic fanfic to have ever been written in the history of fandom. In other news, there is no god.

redbrunja: (tw | queen & lionheart)
Sunday, March 2nd, 2014 12:36 am
There was a post going around tumblr that really got under my skin - it was a fairy accurate summary of the king and lionheart dynamic, but the line about not being able to find a example with a lady just***... triggered all my past experience of people dismissing het and femme-slash because [pick a square from your slash fangirl bingo card, pick any square].

*** I also want to note that the person I linked from tagged this post 'Kate/Clint' SO CLEARLY I AM NOT THE ONLY PERSON WHO THINKS THAT THIS DYNAMIC EXISTS WITH LADIES.

So, queen and lionheart dynamics. The examples that came to mind:

Lydia/Allison (Teen Wolf)
Sabriel/Touchstone (Sabriel, bolded because so much yes.)
Tremaine/Ilias (although that's more spy/lionheart)
Mulan/Aurora (Once Upon A Time)
Jane/Darcy (would be the super-fluffy version of this trope)
Any Evil Queen/Huntsman story would be the evil example of this trope
I'd accept a case for Hermione/Ron here.
I think a case could also be made for Cameron/John from TSCC.
Richard/Cara (LOTS)
redbrunja: (tw | no such thing as werewolves)
Thursday, February 27th, 2014 09:09 am
I ended up posting fic and returning comments last night when LJ was being really wonky, so heads-up about that. Even thought I know very few of you have seen Blade: Trinity, so should still read it, because one fic is 3,000 words of porn and the other is ROADTRIP FIC + found family cuteness + trauma recovery, so, you know, I shoved three of my fav bulletproof kinks into 900 words there. (This may actually only be the second time I've written roadtrip fic, which totally needs to be corrected.)

Fandom Tennis Match Meme:

Okay, here's how this is going to work. You comment with a fandom question. I answer it and then ask you a question that has some thematic relevance to the question you asked me.

redbrunja: (dollhouse | eyes like stormy seas)
Tuesday, February 25th, 2014 01:37 am
empressearwig posted a question meme in the hopes of perking up LJ, and that is a call to battle I will never walk away from.

If you want to play, answer the questions below, switching out and adding new questions as desired.

1. Are you a shower in the morning or at night person?

Both. Definitely in the morning, and if I had a hard day at work or went running after work, it's definitely time for another shower.

2. For what television series are you completely satisfied with the amount of canon that aired?

Wonderfalls. That show has a beginning, middle, end, had several romances that developed and ended in interesting and/or satisfying places, and told a complete story in its thirteen episodes.

3. Newest musical discovery.

4. Do you have certain things you wear everyday?

Like a signature piece of jewelry? Nope. I'm not that classy

5. Favorite fanfiction tropes.

Roadtrip fic, sex before love, pretending to be a couple, mistaken for a couple.

6. If I came to visit you, what thing in your city would I absolutely need to see/do before I left?

I live in Seattle, and I'd take you for a stroll around Pike Place and then up to the Space Needle. Yes, it's super-over priced (like WHOA) but if you're not from Washington, and you're unlikely to be in Seattle soon.... why not.

7. What's the worst job you've ever had?

Either when I was working in a ice cream parlor (hipster ice cream, not great boss, coworkers who didn't like me) or my post-college data entry job.

8. What did you do at recess in elementary school?

Got teased. Read.

9. Do you have a preferred highlighter color?

I am a fan of blue, but that's 'cause I like blue. Realistically, the classic yellow is my go-to. (Especially as it doesn't show up on copies.)

10. What was the first instant messaging program you ever used?

AOL! The one and only messaging program I used.

11. Oldest and newest icon.

redbrunja: (himym | seriously?)
Monday, February 17th, 2014 12:00 am
[ profile] scorpoid1 asked me:

talk about your fandom evolution? like, what fandoms did you start out in, how have your tastes changed and grown since then, what is different now than when you first started off in fandom and what hasn't changed? Idk I am just curious I am always fascinated when people talk about this kind of stuff.

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Oh, wow, fandom flashback.

My first fandom was Buffy, shortly followed by Harry Potter.

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