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: (tw | badass damsel)
Friday, March 21st, 2014 03:03 pm
Yesterday was my 3-year tumblr birthday, which was mildly shocking to me, actually. Both because it's hard to believe that I've been on that site for three years and because I would have never predicted three years ago (when I dragged my heels and finally joined tumblr) that three years later it would only be stronger, and fandom as a whole wouldn't have moved on to a different platform.

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: (nikita | come to burn your kingdom down)
Friday, March 7th, 2014 09:29 am
I am facing six straight hours of data entry (I'm entering insurance write-offs). If there is anything you want me to ramble about (real life or fandom), pairings you want to hear me discuss, tropes you want to know my opinion on, now is the time to shout out.

Randomly, why does fucking hate me? I've listened to several of my fav stations so long they've mutated (my Florence + The Machine and Cosmic Love stations have both stopped playing Florence + The Machine, to give you an idea) and stopped playing songs I like and I haven't been able to find a good seed song.

Also randomly, I really wish LJ was perky enough to have a friending meme running. I wish LJ was perky enough that I didn't NEED a friending meme to get new people on my flist. I wish LJ was perky enough that the people currently on my flist posted more. Le sigh.
redbrunja: (nikita | come to burn your kingdom down)
Sunday, March 2nd, 2014 08:04 pm
But I came across this icon recently and this gif five minutes ago, and I am just like, hot damn both of those things are epically awesome.


Also, I just changed my default icon and journal layout.
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: (tw | my teeth and my claws)
Sunday, December 29th, 2013 01:28 pm
[+] So... has LJ been withholding comments for anyone else? Just me then.

[+] I am so sad that I have to go to work tomorrow. Luckily just for two days and then I have the 1st off.

[+] I have about a billion tabs of fanfic open.

[+] Since everything is one hiatus, here is my to-watch list of media:

  • Finish the last couple of episodes of season one of Arrow

  • finish watching Nikita (I'm about half-way through the series

  • re-watch season one/watch the rest of Being Human (UK)

  • Plus

[+] I'd like to see Frozen and The Book Thief

[+] I need to go through my folders of random media and figure out what I actually want to watch.
redbrunja: (himym | seriously?)
Sunday, December 22nd, 2013 07:17 pm
Now I just have to wrap/package ALL THE THINGS.

...and also do some end of year memes for LJ. Because, you know. Tis the season.
redbrunja: (lots | fight like a girl)
Saturday, December 21st, 2013 10:26 pm
requested by [ profile] mollivanders:

1. Reply to this post with "not today," and I will pick five of your icons.
2. Make a post (including the meme info) and talk about the icons I chose.
3. Other people can then comment to you and make their own posts.
4. This will create a never-ending cycle of icon glee.

[ profile] mollivanders asked me about these:

Oh, man, I had the HARDEST time finding a Felicity/Oliver icon that I really liked, and that I thought looked pretty. A lot of the shippiest moments for them don’t translate well, maybe? Or just the fact that Arrow is a small fandom and not many people are making icons. Regardless, I ended up uploading this because I really loved how protective Oliver looks, and how Felicity seems sad, even though the color of the icon is this bright, cheerful yellow.

I love the intimacy of this scene; the curve of Alice’s spine, the slump of Luther’s GINORMOUS, ABLE TO HOLD THE WEIGHT OF THE WORLD shoulders, that he’s looking at her (and in the context of the scene, has come to her home as a last resort).

This is an icon that is likely to be switched out if I find an icon that makes it clearer what is happening; this is Katniss having just watched Cinna being beaten and dragged off to be killed and seeing the arena for the first time. Which, bravo Capitol, that was some A+ psychological torture to start the Games off.

I have deleted this icon before and likely it’s days are numbered, but I just love how fierce Regina looks; her red lips, her polite snarl.

On the subject of lamenting how few people are iconning these days, but this was literally one of the very, very few icons of Moriarty/Natalie Dormer that I liked even a little bit. I like how severe and yet soft this icon is.
redbrunja: (himym | seriously?)
Wednesday, August 21st, 2013 02:27 am
I really wish that I could tell beforehand if my own interest and/or the largesse of fandom is going to make a pairing-specific tag needed.

Also, I've been thinking about Yuletide, about I desperately in my heart-of-heart want, versus the fics I want less but which would be more likely to be decently written. Every year, my strategy gets more and more complex.
redbrunja: (himym | girlfriends)
Tuesday, August 20th, 2013 11:54 pm
I wanted to thank everyone who responded to my pouty Jason/Steph + tumblr rant with helpful comments and recommendations. You’re all better than I deserve.

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redbrunja: (tw | fallen princess)
Friday, August 16th, 2013 11:30 pm
[+] I have about 150 belated comments to answer, which I'm going to try and take a whack at this weekend. Sorry for the delay.

[+] Not that the above is going to prevent me from

[+] The finale of Teen Wolf was leaked/released by iTunes, so I watched that, so warning, I'm likely going to be reblogging graphics from the finale (with the tag 'spoilers').

[+] In other tumblr news, if you’re following me on tumblr and aren’t a fan of Stephanie Brown, I apologize. I’ve already crashed Chrone once when I had too many tabs of Stephanie Brown badassery open. Feel free to blacklist ‘comics’ if you’d like. I apologize for not having something but specific, but I tag old-school on tumblr.

Some thoughts about the unsinkable Stephanie Brown:

  • Despite the fact that it’s clear that the people at the top hate Stephanie Brown and also aren’t so hot on Cassandra Cain (I love that Cassandra passed the mantle of Batgirl on to Steph, but Cass left Gotham why?) the fact that artists keep leaving Stephanie-referencing easier eggs gives me hope that not everyone at DC is a sack of dicks.

  • I really, really love that Steph has a superhero identity (Spoiler) that is separate from all the legacy malarkey of the Bats. To me, that really drives home the fact that no matter what, Steph is always going to be a superhero, and I like that that’s something that isn't connected to anyone besides herself (and thus isn't subject to other people's opinions the way legacy titles are.)

redbrunja: (wonderfalls | i cannot fall in love)
Wednesday, July 31st, 2013 07:04 pm
So, I renewed my LJ account today, and I couldn't figure out if last time I had purchased one packet of add-on user pics or two. After awkwardly counting and trying to figure out the total amount of userpics offered at each level + loyalty user pics, I decided it must have been two. So I went with two. So now I have, like, a hundred empty icon spaces.

I am trying to decide if this is just a mistake or a wonderful mistake.
redbrunja: (the avengers | peggy carter)
Sunday, July 21st, 2013 12:06 am
It's just that I am so done with Comic-Con taking over my tumblr dash. Also, I don't even really want to be there, because honestly, I don't think it would be that much fun (I'm imagining a lot of standing in line) and I am wary of even the thought of meeting famous people in real life.

Just get me a DVD with the new trailers and the Peggy Carter short and we'll call it good, m'kay?


gacked from [ profile] latenightcuppa:

Give me a friendship/two characters in a hypothetical roommate situation and I’ll head canon you up with:

Who cooks:
How do they split up the laundry and other chores:
Their favorite thing to do together on a night in:
Any traditions:
What they do when the other is sick:
Any pets:
What do they fight over:
Do they go on vacations together, if so where:
redbrunja: (comics | i learned love from sacrifice)
Friday, May 24th, 2013 05:15 pm

Due to various service disruptions, I now have a month and a half of paid time AFTER my extra userpics run out.


Speaking of service disruptions, did anyone else lose entries? Because I actually had entries that were deleted - my 5 Acts 2013 Masterlist for one, and there are several others that I can't recall of the top of my head.

Also, fandom etiquette question. WHEN does done stop tagging/cutting for spoilers? Is the time line different for LJ versus tumblr? And yes, I know tumlr is notorious for NOT tagging their spoilers, but I’m trying not to be an asshole about it.

redbrunja: (the avengers | peggy carter)
Friday, June 8th, 2012 04:49 am
I feel like I've been doing the same meme over and over lately - flist, what memes have you really enjoyed recently? Or what are some of your old favorites?
redbrunja: (game of thrones | daenerys)
Friday, March 23rd, 2012 02:43 am
Comment to this post, and I will list seven things I want you to talk about. They might make sense or they might be totally random. Then post that list, with your commentary, to your journal. Other people can get lists from you, and the meme merrily perpetuates itself.

[ profile] erethesunrises asked me about....

Read more... )

Seven things from [ profile] crickets....

Read more... )

[ profile] scorpiod1 wanted me to talk about.....

Read more... )
redbrunja: (firefly | space cowboy)
Sunday, March 11th, 2012 01:02 am
We've all been complaining about how slow LJ has been in recent months (because seriously, it's been months) - anybody have any clever theories? TV sucking, real life, tumblr... some unholy storm of all three? Not that I have room to act like I'm not a HUGE part of the problem, what with my recent inability to answer comments in a timely manner. That's one reason why I'm SO grateful that FMM has struck - I feel like that has perked up my flist with one of my favorite things - talking about how much we love various fictional characters and why.

Besides that, I am currently reading every. single. damn. Rumpelstiltskin/Belle fic on the ENTIRE INTERNET and adding and editing icons over and over again. (One of the many, many reasons I need to start answering comments is that I have so many great icons I am currently not using!) Also in Once news, I am re-evaluating my opinion on Sheriff Graham.

Also, acting like you're all related:

Ur Doing It Rong.

Also, am I supposed to find this fanart ridiculously hot?

I'm going straight to the special hell, aren't I?

Snow White picspam.

I am delighted this exists:

In a complete change of fandom and tone: new Game of Thrones trailer. I honestly don't know who is going to break my heart more this season - Sansa or Tyrion. Also, Jorah, please stay awesome. Please.

Waiting for tv shows to get good. Word. I get so frustrated when I'm expected to forgive shows a bad pilot or a bad first season. Seriously, if a show can't get a good pilot together, how am I supposed to trust that it will get better later? And I really like when the author of that article gets into reasons we expect shows to be good (and would have loved it if he'd used that to segue into 'shows that are not as good as everyone things they are.')

Also, I am going to be helping my mom with data entry for most of tomorrow (but I will also have internet) so what are you interested in talking about flist?