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: (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: (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: (stock | hey sweetness)
Sunday, March 2nd, 2014 11:17 pm
I have lost the original comment, but someone was feeling demoralized about the lady of queer ladies on her screen, so I wanted mention that YOU NEVER HAVE TO ACCEPT LACK OF QUEER LADIES (OR DUDES) ON YOUR SCREEN, and also through out some queer lady recs:

Bomb Girls (two of the four main characters are lesbians)

Orphan Black (a reoccurring character is a lesbian, and she actually gets a really interesting romance)

This post with a fuckton of movies with lesbians.

The Arrow episode Heir of the Demon (with a couple quibbles).

Chicago Fire has a main character who is a lesbian.

I’d check out the Adventure Time episodes with Marceline The Vampire Queen and Princess Bubblegum (uncanon, but only because the network wouldn’t let the show go there).

There is also 2 Broke Girls, which skews more towards the 'queer-bait' end of the spectrum, but has some really slashy moments between the leads.
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: (iron man | lethal)
Sunday, March 2nd, 2014 01:07 am
Ask me, "what do you think about...?" and I will TELL YOU.
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: (once upon a time | no happy endings)
Wednesday, February 26th, 2014 09:44 pm
Apparently tumblr can't understand a tag with a hypen? So all my honey-love (aka my femmeslash tag aka my Carol/Jess tag) IS ENTIRELY MEANINGLESS. 
redbrunja: (tw | fire fox)
Wednesday, February 26th, 2014 08:49 am
Someone on my flist/dashboard was talking about a program they used to limit their time on tumblr, and I think I need to do that. Especially if it’s possible to set different time limits for different days. So if you know which program that is, let me know. The googling I did just showed me programs that just straight up blocked websites.

I was originally going to let myself have unlimited tumblr on the weekends, but let’s be real, Mondays and Tuesday are when I really need to gorge myself on tumblr, as the fact that I stayed up until four a.m. on monday night (totally responsible life choice) looking for people’s Teen Wolf graphics and reaction posts demonstrates
redbrunja: (comics | so deserved)
Sunday, February 23rd, 2014 11:18 pm
I am 100% against Idris Elba as Bruce Wayne, because that would mean that I could possibly find Bruce Wayne a sympathetic and compelling character, and that's just a line I'm not willing to cross.
redbrunja: (tw | bitch please)
Wednesday, February 12th, 2014 12:23 am
Another reason that I am going to be happy when I will have survived another Valentine's Day is that those stupid [quirkly v-day saying, to: from: + picture of hot person] will stop infecting my dashboard.
redbrunja: (stock | hey sweetness)
Tuesday, February 11th, 2014 11:08 pm
Because I have just come across WAY too many posts about dudes fucking dudes lately.

And I am 100% not here for that.

I wanna talk about the ladies! Ladies, ladies, ladies.

Man, if Bucky/Steve and Derek/Stiles and Tony/Steve and romantic Scott/Stiles could just magically vanish, that would be awesome.
redbrunja: (the hunger games | girl on fire)
Friday, February 7th, 2014 12:19 am
This gif-set convinced me to put Reign on my to-watch list, as soon as I finish Nikita.
redbrunja: (hp | hermione/ron)
Saturday, February 1st, 2014 07:01 pm
It's apparently Harry/Hermione vs. Hermione/Ron time on my tumblr.


A decade later.

*sits back and enjoys the pretty*

ETA: but what prompted this? Does anyone know? I feel like there is a story I'm missing.
redbrunja: (iron man | distainful redhead)
Friday, January 24th, 2014 09:31 pm
I did one of those tumblr cloud things, and it was a complete farce, frankly.

It gave me words that I rarely use, said I reblogged most from tumblrs I don’t follow, didn’t come up with anything fannish, really, and when I expanded it to try and get something interesting, the only fannish thing it threw out was ‘Damian’ which, lol, do you realize how little I talk about him in comparison with EVERYONE ELSE WHO HAS A NAMED TAG ON MY TUMBLR?

Sheesh. It annoyed me enough that I tried to create my own, more accurate word cloud, and failed.
redbrunja: (iron man | distainful redhead)
Saturday, January 18th, 2014 02:53 pm
A question for the floor: I want to hear about your fannish final straws.

For example, the Bucky Barnes name-drop was what prompted me to unfollow a couple SHIELD-heavy blogs and blacklist the more specific versions of the show name**.

If you can remember, please tell me about the specific things that made you quit and/or start to blacklist a show.

**Or at least, I tried. Until I realized that pretty much every variant of Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D that people actually use tumblr-saviored a bunch of posts I wanted to see,especially now that Sif is going to be in an episode, which, needless to say, I am actually kind of bummed about.
redbrunja: (tw | our daughters are leaders)
Saturday, January 11th, 2014 05:49 pm
Tonight, my tumblr dash is full of vicious, heartbreaking headcanons.

And I want to play. So comment with a character/pairing and a noun or a verb (e.g. Darcy Lewis + divorce) and I'll respond with a headcanon.

redbrunja: (yj | let me be your ride out of town)
Thursday, January 9th, 2014 04:17 pm
I'm finally, finally starting to feel better, enough that I am going to answer some of the great ship questions I was asked about two weeks ago.

[ profile] ladymercury_10 asked: How about Dick/Babs, and why you don't ship them in YJ (and who you ship them with instead, if applicable).

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[ profile] errant_shadows asked: What about your first ever ship? (Maybe something before you even knew what shipping was.)

Were they canon? OTP? Do you still ship them? Did you ever write fic for them? (<== links please, if it's online)

And what about the pairing appealed to your freshly fangirling heart?

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[ profile] phemyscira asked: Top five OTPs of 2013?

Any ship that you think you may be very excited about in 2014? (e.g. because of upcoming new instalments to a current fandom, fandoms you may be interested in, etc.)

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[ profile] catteo asked me: Top 5 OTPs of ALL TIME and why. Preferably with awesome gifs!

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[ profile] hungrytiger11 asked me: Top Five Canon Ships that really shouldn't exist (let alone be canon):

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[ profile] topazera asked me: If you were suddenly put in charge of ouatiw, how would you handle Alice/Knave in canon? What would you do with Cyrus? Or alternatively, how would you rework things if you had the reins from the start?

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[ profile] qualapec asked me: Is there something you never expected to ship going into a piece of media (or were actively against ahead of time) but actually really enjoyed once you saw the canon?

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[ profile] ever_neutral asked: What about fave non-canon ship/s? SHOULD THEY HAVE BEEN CANON? Discuss.

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[ profile] scorpiod1 asked me: Are there OT3s you are fond of?

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redbrunja: (arrow | his girl everyday that ends in y)
Wednesday, January 1st, 2014 01:33 am
This post had made me DESPERATELY craving some good arranged marriage books/fanfic.

AND SPEAKING OF TRASHY ROMANCE, I just sneakily snagged a free book today. The SOLD moment came when it said something about the heroine being into her brother (who was raised apart from her) and there's something about a cosmetics company and being forced to work together? Further bulletins as events warrant.

In other smutty news, I just banged out 1,000 words of Knave/Alice. It was a madcap race to get through the plot threads I had to snip to facilitate the banging.