Recs

Jun. 2nd, 2008 10:36 pm
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I've been tagged a couple of times with the 'random things' meme. Unfortunately, since I am currently failing to think of interesting or indeed random things about myself, I figured we'd play 'random recs' instead.

Yeah, didn't think you'd mind.

Flight, by [profile] apathocles.
Fandom: X-men (movieverse).
Characters: Kitty, Piotr, others. Gen.
Length: Approx 10,000 words
What happened to the children who escaped when the soldiers invaded the mansion?

And all but he departed by [profile] kellifer_fic
Fandom: Supernatural/Discworld Crossover
Characters: Sam, Dean, Death.
Length: Approx 5000 words
Death investigates the concept of job sharing.

Ghost in the Machine by [personal profile] dotfic
Fandom: Supernatural/Iron Man (movieverse)
Characters: Sam, Dean, Tony, Pepper.
Length: Approx 500 words
When your mechanical superhero suit is haunted, who you gonna call?

This is how the Universe Ends by shewhoguards
Fandom: Torchwood/Discworld
Characters: Captain Jack Harkness, Death
Even the Universe dies. Unfortunately, a certain immutable fact causes a slight snag in the proceedings.

By The Dawn's Early Light by [profile] andrastewhite
Fandom: X-Men (movieverse)
Characters: Xavier, Stryker, Jason
Length: Approx 2000 words
Xavier meets his first student.

My Supernatural Smackdown by [personal profile] gekizetsu
Fandom: Supernatural/Scrubs
Characters: Sam, Dean, JD, Dr Cox, Doug
Length: Approx 5000 words
Sam ends up in hospital. A vampire is decapitated in a stairwell with a bone saw.



Despite the recs, I am seriously behind on reading fic. So to those of you on my flist who've been posting recently, it's all bookmarked, I assure you.

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Old School

May. 28th, 2008 09:48 pm
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Fanlistings. I don't get them. Am I missing something, or is this some hang-over of pre-internet fandom I'm not getting? Just... what's the point?

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In my search for good X-men (movieverse) fic, I found the [community profile] xmmficathon archive. I've justed started reading through the 2004 entries, and wow - so far, every fic has been worth reading. Just wow.

All this great fic, sitting there on LJ. It got me thinking about reviewing older fanworks (fic, in this case, but the point is just as valid for art), and how, after all this time, I feel sorta odd, leaving a comment. I'm not sure why. A year, two years, no problem. But four?

Perhaps it's because people's fannish lives are so transitory, especially on LJ. 4 years is an eternity, and people move on, from fandoms and genres and writing styles. It almost seems like an intrusion to comment and have a slice of then emailed into people's inboxes.

On the other hand, if anyone dug up one of my fics and commented on it in 4 years time, I'm pretty sure I'd be thrilled.

Anyway. Comments? Anyone else have a personal statute of limitations on reviewing?

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X 3

Jun. 4th, 2006 04:44 pm
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Right. I went to see X-men 3 with the gang last night. What a letdown. Not even that it was bad (which it was) but that it was completely forgettable. Like it couldn't even be bothered to try and live up to the first two. Review, my patented ACME Character-Transplant theory, and what I would have liked to see in this movie )

In conclusion, nice special effects, and overall was not a patch on the other two. Phew. I feel better now, having got that off my chest.

After everyone left last night, I watched ep seven of Dr Who (thanks [profile] cloverfizz!), and have to say, it was rather disappointing too. Not bad, just nothing particularly special. Must have been a night for it.

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