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fay_e: Text: silence falls between us, as the shadows steal the light (as the shadows steal the light)
Wednesday, August 26th, 2015 12:43 pm
In a new post, list ten fic that have stayed with you in some way. Don’t take but a few minutes, and don’t think too hard — they don’t have to be the “right” works, or even all the same pairing or fandom, just the fics that have touched you or that stuck with you somehow.

It's pretty interesting how the fics that have stayed with me are indicative of various times in my life. There's a fic from the time I used to read Harry Potter fics to get me through exams. There's fic from my Bleach writing days. And I've got things ranging from gen to straight up smut.

So here in no particular order are the fics that have stayed with me:

1) Who We Are by Persephone Kore
and other fics in the series
Once upon a time I used to intentionally type up all my class notes in my computer so come exam time, I could tell my parents that I needed to study on the computer because ALL MY STUFF IS THERE!!! and in between cramming I would read a LOT of Harry Potter fic, because people in that fandom were crazy enough to write novel length fics on FF.net which means I didn't have to open too many windows (yes tabs didn't exist then).

Who We are, though not quite being a novel, was one of the Harry Potter fics read in those days. It stuck with me because it has my favourite stuff: good Slytherins, better interhouse cooperation and people struggling to do good, even the good guys. The idea of a younger Tom Riddle getting a second chance and Ginny trying to figure out if he deserves it is catnip to me.

2) Means of Persuasion
But taking about novel length stories, I cannot NOT mention this fic from the Transformers fandom. I honestly don't remember which verse it came from (darn comics) but it contains my personal fanon for my favourite characters in the general Transformers universe to me. Yeah, there's a few glaring differences - I actually ship Prowl/Jazz and I'm EXTREMELY fond of all the fanon on Twin bonds, but the rest of it hits the spot. I love that Prowl struggles with the right decisions, and Bluestreak bounces back from everything, even his nearest and dearest reading him wrong. The action is pretty good too.

3) Rain Over Blue Water by The_Starhorse
For twin fic from the Transformers fandom though, I have to go with this fic even though it's just Sideswipe. His view of his identity just resonates throughout the fic.

4) Conflicts of Interest by rageprufrock
I like this story because I love the voice of Connor, which is young and self-absorbed without being annoying. But then again he's Lex Luthor's kid so what do you expect. The Clark Kent bits are bonus.

5) Cities in Dust (shit let's be hardboiled)
If there's a fic that fully captures the spirit of the canon that inspired it, this fic has my vote 200% of the time. It's a Homestuck fic that has colourful chat logs (both content and actual visual colours), great drawings, associated soundtrack and trolls actually being aliens. Also it features my boy Dave Strider and the too awesome to belong to anyone Terezi Pyrope.

6) New Orleans series by silverlining99
I would particularly recommend the first fic because it is HOT LIKE BLAZES (especially when you imagine it all with Karl Urban's Bones) and sometimes I fantasise about having a New Year's kiss that's half as hot. *fans self* Though the second fic has a great Kirk-Bones friendship.

7) Covert fic(s) by Ten
I cannot describe this fic due to it being under f-lock and never been published publicly. But elements of it keep popping up in my own fics and I only wish it was already a trope like the less deserving soulmates' name on your arm thing.

8) Icebreakers by Suppi-chan
Back when I was a wee little fanthing, I saved this fic to a NOTEPAD document and read the heck out of it. Up until now "Kinomoto Sakura was having a tantrum. it was a very small tantrum, and it was being conducted in the privacy of her best friend's room, but still, Kinomoto Sakura was having a screaming, kicking tantrum" is the best way to open a CCS fic ever. I'll fight you on this.

I have pretty much reached the end of fic that I've read YEARS after the fact, but I will link you to two more fics that I pretty much roll around in glee and squee when I see they update:

9) Battlefield Terra
A Homestuck fic where on top of aliens being aliens, there are hot robots and mindreading and cultural misunderstandings and moments of BLAZING HAWT.

10) Life in Reverse
I'm particularly tickled by the bookends of my post, but I had to put this here because the more things change the more they stay the same. I like "bad" guys who make the choice NOT to do bad, and have to struggle with it, and it's also a nod to my current fandom, as it were, of MCU.
fay_e: Text: how she rocks in keds and tube socks (rocks keds and tube socks)
Saturday, April 14th, 2012 11:22 am
It's time for me to confess: I like Homestuck.

I started it in Dec last year as a reward for finishing NaNo. I plowed through until Act 5 and was all starry eyed about it for the next few days. I didn't start on Act 6 because I didn't want to get into the Alpha kids yet just. (Noooo my old cast) I even sekritly put up a tag.

Then my dearest friend [livejournal.com profile] himawari asked me to pimp explain Homestuck to her. So here's my attempt at summing up Homestuck!

Were doing this were making this happen )

Don't just sit here staring at me! Go read HOMESTUCK.
fay_e: Text: I'm dreaming away, wishing that heroes they truly exist (wishing heroes exist)
Thursday, April 12th, 2012 11:25 am
Apparently I was stuck on my Homestuck pimp post (har har I so punny *shot*) for so long that my brain decided to dream about Homestuck and some other guest characters.

Below the cut there are like, superheroes and the like )

Obviously my brain is on CRACK. And maybe I should finish that Homestuck pimp post
fay_e: Text: I'm the morning rain (avatar toph bring it on)
Monday, March 26th, 2012 10:00 am
Guys, my eyes may pop out of my head at some point in the future, but I THINK IT WILL BE WORTH IT.

I may have (accidentally) got myself into 4 new series. They are, in no particular order:

1) Korra Korra Korra KORRA

2) Moretsu Pirates

3) Nodame Cantabile

4) Homestuck

Each of those deserves a post on its own but I have been really ridiculous about them all! It took me an entire day to watch Korra, given how often I was pausing to squee/rewatching bits and OMG SO AWESOME. I stream Moretsu Pirates on my phone despite it not really being suitable for mobile phone watching! Someone watched Nodame over my shoulder on the bus and I flashed a thumbs up at him! (Ok not in RL but I was doing it in my head and I may have angled the screen so he could get a better look.) And I browse for Homestuck fanart every day!

But let me talk about Korra in more detail )

In conclusion: Korra is A++++++++ would watch again. But with all the things I'm catching up on, I'm not bummed at all about waiting till April 21st for new eps. S'COOL I GOT THINGS TO DO.
fay_e: Text: I'm the morning rain (rukia blue skies)
Thursday, March 22nd, 2012 06:03 pm
Memes: Time Clone and Tea for Two from [community profile] bakerstreet

Options used: For the Time Clone, 4. Stop Hitting Yourself
Maybe you don't exactly get along with previous versions of yourself...

Canon: Technically Bruised, but a very very distant and AR version of it.

Tea for more than two )
fay_e: Text: and I'll be your downfall (be your downfall)
Wednesday, March 14th, 2012 05:54 pm
Meme: Kissing Booth from [livejournal.com profile] memebells

Options: 2 right now, 3 is planned
More details )

Canon: So you know in Space Courtesans Dave was a transfer student? Well this is what if Dave WERE really a transfer student. Post Homestuck current version (making broad assumptions) and post Puella Magi Madoka Magica series.

Pucker up )

A starter for continuation )

Original word count in March: 1,008 words
Added more in December! ha ha
fay_e: Text: I'm the morning rain (avatar toph bring it on)
Wednesday, January 4th, 2012 09:45 pm
A fun generator for Homestuck Lands

I got:

Land of Gravityand Alternation

Bane of Shape

Your interests include Biology and Art.

You wield the hammerKind specibus and have combined your War Hammer with your Genetic Horror and Charcoal to create your awesome weapon.

Your chumHandle is directoryTrickster.

The consorts of your land are timid hot pink otters who like knowledge.

Edit: I cheated and got another nice one.

Land of Chargeand Contrast

Rogueof Height

Your interests include Engineering and Collectibles.

You wield the explosivesKind specibus and have combined your Dynamite with your Car Engine and Sonic Screwdriver to create your awesome weapon.

Your chumHandle is hotbloodedQuestioner.

The consorts of your land are arrogant white giraffes who like beauty.