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Hurricane by laurashapiro , Starbuck/Aeryn
Very hot, and also an extremely interesting pairing that I think would really work.
Cat's in the Cradle by daasgrrl
Creates an entirely realistic Father & Son relationship between House and Sherlock.
Under the Sheets by gaby0189x Arthur/Eames
HOT! An excellent story of their relationship.
Teardrops by gaby0189x Dom/Mal, Arthur/Eames
The story of how the four came together, and the aftermath of the movie. Beautiful, touching, heartbreaking.
There Are Legends by ras_elased Merlin/Arthur
Phenomenal tale of love through the ages.
I Swear by dualbunny, greensilver, and sweetestdrain, Clark/Lex
OMG if you haven't seen this you need to. It is CRACK, crack to be watched in a space safe for loud noises.
Family Business by newkidfan, Dean/Castiel
An amazing AU in which Castiel is an assassin and Sam and Dean are the FBI agents hunting him down.
I Want You by Maichan2, Sam/Dean
I love the way Maichan manipulates the footage to make it look like the boys are having an actual conversation about their relationship, with Sam asking and Dean saying no, until he gives in. Maichan actually makes a super-hot 'make the boys do it' type vid into a realistic study of their relationship and how Dean would respond to Sam's requests. I very nearly put all of Maichan's Sam/Dean vids in this list, but I decided to pick just one since they are all pretty similar. It was hard to pick.
Papa Don't Preach by fan-eunice and greensilver, Jack/Ianto
Jack's made up his mind, he's keeping his baby. This is the most adorable and squeeful thing ever.
X-Men: First Class
Never Tear Us Apart by Maichan2, Eric/Charles
Gorgeous, gorgeous use of many different sources to create a relationship through the centuries. Maichan says "Basically, this vid is an excuse for boys in cravats, suits, and uniforms."
First, bironic made a multifandom vid to Starships that I'm totally in love with. It's squee and joy and starships and so many of my fandoms all blended together with stellar structure that makes an awe-inspiring vid. I can't tell you how many times I've rewatched it. I can't rec it enough.
And also a little bit of eye candy. Note: video is NSFW because of language and scantily clad women shakin what they got.
|I hope your birthday is as awesome as you!!|
In an effort to make it so, I've got a few things for you. It's a bit early, but I figured you wouldn't mind celebrating tonight. :D
First: a drabble. A little morning-after Urbine, by me.
Chris woke up the next morning with one leg tangled up between Karl’s knees and an arm half under Karl’s shoulder. He tipped his head to the side to look at the man in his bed. Karl’s face was smushed into the pillow, his hair sticking up every which way. The morning sun shone through the blinds and illuminated the golden curve of his shoulder and cheekbone.
Chris let out a shuttering breath and rolled a bit until he was curled up facing Karl, fingers trailing across bare skin.
Karl hmmmed a little, then opened one eye. “Morning,” he whispered.
Second: A video. Not made by me, sadly. It's called I'm Your Man by charmax . I remember you saying once that you loved a woman in a tuxedo so you'll love this vid. :D
And last: Some Icons. The faces of NOH8 by xelaz_iconz . I thought of you when I came across these a while back, but never got around to telling you about the post. I know you usually use your own icon, but I thought you might want to peek at them.
I hope you have a wonderful birthday and year! *Hugs and love*
And in the way of all the best internet ramblings I stumbled across something new to me on youtube: Kinetic Typography Animation. The first one I saw was for Firefly, which I LOVED, but it seems there are all kinds out there.
AWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW! *smishes them*
*Note: LJ hates me today and I can't get my LJ cuts to work with my embeds properly. But I'm out of time to fiddle with it anymore. So, until I can make my cuts work, there are Kinetic Typography videos for Firefly, Trek XI and First Contact, LotR, Ocean's 11, Braveheart, Monty Python, President Obama, The Matrix, Pirates of the Caribbean, Iron Man, and Star Wars under the cut. Yeah, I was really on a roll today! :D*
( More Firefly )
( Trek XI and First Contact )
Some LotR ones:
( LotR )
Some Ocean's 11:
( Ocean's 11 )
And some random ones:
( misc... )
And now I'm done procrastinating!
I PASSED MY TEST!!!
LOL, whew, now I can stop worrying about it. I know some of you are sick of hearing about it! Anyway, I've not been doing anything productive on the internets for a while now, but there are a few things that I've enjoyed lately that I wanted to share.
First, I have no idea what the proper etiquette for pimping works that you've beta'd is, but I'm gonna do it anyway because it's an awesome fic! (And my beta efforts were mostly "OMG, I LOVE IT!" and she did all the work, so it hardly counts as betaing, lol):
Roll Away Your Stone, I'll Roll Away Mine by thalialunacy , Star Trek 2009, Kirk/McCoy, NC-17
You guys, I just love everything about this fic. Seriously, I can't even really tell you all the things I love without writing a book about it. Which I did, and sent to Thalia, but I don't think ya'll want to read it too. So I'll shorten it to a few bullet points:
- I love the way she plays with the accepted fannish characterizations for the boys with this fic. It's smart and refreshing, and I loved it.
- The whole damn thing is smart. I mean, the dialog, the way she uses fannish cliches, the way she weaves their backstory in, everything. She makes leaps and expects us to be able to follow, and it works.
- Stuff like... Oh hell, I can't even quote anything because every sentence is loaded, and quoting anything will give something away. Just know that I love her descriptive language.
Coming Closer by colls : Pretty, angsty Karl from DOOM! The vidder really made great use of the footage, I think. And, it's Karl's pretty face. What's not to love?
Common Knowledge by elucreh : J2 RPS, R (Maybe NC-17?), characters discover fanfic
Summary: Jared, your fangirls. Fangirls, I believe you already know Jared. Better than he knows himself.
This is so funny, and so damn cute! It's one of the best "characters discover fanfic" fics I've read. And even though there aren't many of those, this one is still amazing. Plus, it celebrates the SPN/J2 fan, and fandom in general, and it made me squeeful to read it.
This video has made me laugh several times over the last week. YOU ARE NOT YOUR GLITTERY EYE MAKEUP!!
And now, I'm off to have dinner, with a few martini's for good measure. Well, one, because I'm a lightweight. Maybe two, because it's a celebration! And then I'll try and drop by the party post at jim_and_bones , because it looks like fun. How are you guys?
I'm thinking of Firefly in particular. I watched quite a few vids before I ever saw the show. All the shots of River fighting, the scenes with the needle in the forehead, her popping up from the box, none of it made sense until I watched the show. The vids were intriguing enough to hook my attention, but not enough to really spoil my discovery of the show while watching it.
It's a different experience from fic. You can gather a lot about the source from fic. A surprising amount. I'm thinking of Stargate Atlantis here. I read a huge amount of fic for SGA before ever watching the show. While there were still plot points that either no one had mentioned, or I just hadn't remembered, I knew these characters. It was like revisiting old friends, even though I hadn't seen the show yet. (Though I had seen a few vids) I knew their backstory, knew their personalities, knew their quirks of habit. It was like a revelation seeing it unfold onscreen, just like I had imagined it in my head. Some things were made clearer by watching the show, like John's hair and his laconic smirk, and Rodney's slanting mouth and look of vulnerability. But for the most part it was just like the writers had described. Or at least, there was enough of what the writers had described so that I could see what I wanted.
In my experience, most vids reward a strong understanding of the source with a very rich and layered experience while viewing. Most fic includes enough dialogue and internal thoughts that someone new to the fandom can follow along fairly well. The two firefly vids that got me thinking about this are Must Be Dreaming by corn_child (I’ve lost the link now, but it's an amazing vid. PM me if you want a copy. Or tell me if you have a link :) and Serenity by luminosity .
I've been sitting on these recs for a while now, and I figured that I ought to just post them. So, a bunch of vids that have delighted me lately.
Sleeping With Ghosts by butterfly , Star Trek 2009 and TOS:
Hush It's OK / Dry your eyes / Soulmate dry your eyes / Cause soulmates never die.
This is a really beautiful Kirk/Spock vid that combines footage from TOS and Reboot to show their deep and eternal love. Not only do they get a relationship in TOS, but they are fated to be together in the Reboot timeline because soulmates never die. Really touching, and it reminds me why Kirk/Spock is such an enduring pairing.
When the Sun Goes Down by buffyann , Queer as Folk:
Gorgeous boys, gorgeous editing and gorgeous source make for one gorgeous vid. The use of motion in this is so perfect, the vid just flows and grooves and *works*. And the boys! This vid makes a strong argument for watching QAF. This is so extremely well done that I can’t really say anything else except GO WATCH IT.
Red by obsessive24 , Merlin:
Come as you are sweetheart, come as you are / You know you've got nothing to prove. Gorgeous vid for Arthur/Merlin. Arthur is a tragic hero, and Merlin loves him anyway. This was the first Merlin vid I saw, and just from watching it I totally get and ship Arthur/Merlin.
Beast of Burden by sweetestdrain , Merlin:
OMG, does Merlin seriously want to make it with *everyone*, or is the vidder just that awesome? She did a fantastic job making him the desperate slut of Camelot.
Metaphor by cesperanza , Seah & Margie, Multifandom:
So very funny, I got a big kick out of this one.
Beautiful Dirty Rich by astolat , American Idol - Adam Lambert:
Gorgeous, sparkley Adam in all his dancing and singing glory! I just got so much squee and joy from this, it had to be recced. She’s also written a ton of Idol RPS that I’m loving and will have to rec.
Heaven Is A Place On Earth by rhoboat , Supernatural:
OMG crack SPN! It’s Dean/Castiel set to stadium rock! I totally loved it, every gorgeous, absurd bit. I still haven’t gotten up the nerve to watch the show (yeah, I’m a wuss) but that doesn’t mean I can’t enjoy the pretty! Plus, I’m really liking Misha Collins. His Twitter is hilarious, and then there is this video of him, Jared and Jensen at a convention that made me go o.0 SRSLY?!?. Nuff said. (The second picture on that page is from that video, but the actual video is twords the bottom of the post with the other videos of Misha and J2)
Bromance? By Clucking Belles, Multifandom:
Fun vid about all the buddy shows we love. In particular I enjoyed the SGA and Psych parts.
Gorgeous song choice, too. It's obviously made for OT3 goodness. It's deep, and touching, and thrilling and makes me want them to be together in the worst way. Interestingly enough, I heard it for the first time today in a TOS K/S/M vid (What He Knows by Kembas2009) and thought it was perfect for a threesome vid, and here it is again!
And then I read Apple Candy bylunabee34 and I'm totally gone. "She is made of right angles, this woman—brilliant, flawless, something sharp Jim could break himself on." She takes the angsty Jim from the vid and writes them all together and it's beautiful!
Seriously, this has to be the best threesome vid I've ever seen with a perfect fic to boot, and it reawoke my K/S/U OT3!!!! K/S/M has been my OT3 for months now, but K/S/U was there first, and it's beautiful. I'm shipping Kirk/Uhura/Spock so hard now! Plz to be reccing fic and vids! Also icons; I don't have a proper K/S/U OT3 icon.
Right after seeing the movie I fell hard for Spock/Uhura. Their relationship was so touching onscreen that I just had to experience more. The spock_uhura comm is huge, and full of fic, vids and art for the pairing.
Speaking In Tongues by monimala, Probably hard R: This was the first fic I read for them and it was fantastic. It's Uhura's POV, how they start their relationship. She got Uhura's internal voice spot-on, and the sex was hot as hell too. (Part 2-ponn farr fic!, part 3)
Boundaries and Discipline by taraljc, G and PG-13: A couple of short fics about Uhura and Spock's relationship. Well written little vignettes.
Letting Go by inell, R: She wishes that he'd occasionally take the initiative.
Primal by poetics124, NC-17: When Commander Spock and Cadet Uhura travel to a unexplored planet to find new Federation technology the planet begins to awaken Spock's primal urges. Ponn Farr, rough sex.
So Spock/Uhura quickly lead to Spock/Uhura/Kirk because really, who wouldn't want to read that?
Rough Estimate by heather, NC-17: Uhura and Spock estimate the length of time they have in the turbolift before someone finds them. Kirk as the voyur, Spock talking all logical and technical. Really hot.
Realizations by meri, NC-17: Uhura and Spock realize that they both want Kirk, and proposition him. Kirk is all grown up here, and it's an interesting change.
Not in the stars, but in ourselves by wintercreek, NC-17: Pon farr fic. Jim's not sure why his door chime is ringing at this hour, but it must be important. This one includes bonding between all three, and I totally love that.
My Brain Comes In Porn by ninhursag, NC-17: Classic h/c where all three are trapped on a snowy planet and must huddle together for warmth. And, like, Kirk's right there, and all twitchy and angry and bouncing off the walls. And Uhura's the calm, collected one (Spock just pretends to be) and realizes that he seriously needs someone to bring him to heel or he'll throw himself off one cliff too many and no one will be there to catch him. Angsty, with Dom/Sub themes. Links to sequels after fic. God, Kirk is such a beautiful, angsty sub it's incredible.
Kirk/Spock is the original slash pairing, so of course I had to check it out. That and the fact that while watching the movie (all three times) I kept thinking "The slash that comes off this is going to be incredible!! I haven't been let down.
Poker Face by talitha78, vid: So this actually got the K/S party started for me. It's chock full of the subtle glances, the fighting and the outright stares that make K/S so believable. Loads of fun.
Don't Stop Believing by arefadedaway, vid: Fun, squeeable vid about Spock being a small town girl living in a lonely world and Kirk being a city boy taking the midnight train going anywhere. Makes fantastic use of Chris Pine's expressions.
Of Convenience by Annenberg: Kirk has to get married in order to keep the Enterprise, and Spock is the logical answer. They both try to keep from the other the fact that they are interested in more than just being friends. Long, posted at st_xi_kink , the Kink Meme of Awesomness.
Stars Apart, Shine The Same by sineala, R: It is the third mission of his command, and Captain James T. Kirk suspects he is going insane. The results of his mind meld with Spock Prime. Incorporates memories Kirk got from Spock Prime, really well written.
Tremors by corpus_invictus, R: Love and sex in the shower, plus an absolutely amazing mind meld. Mind Melds are one of my big kinks with Spock, and this one is so, so good.
Obscenities by corpus_invictus, NC-17: Kirk overhears Spock cursing at the computer and becomes obsessed.
Instructions by cards_slash, NC-17: Spock has never given a blowjob before, so Kirk has to talk him through it. Very Hot.
"Kinky" by cards_slash, NC-17: Kirk riding Spock while he recites regulations, very hot.
K/S quickly evolved into Kirk/Spock/Bones, of course, and I found my OT3. God I love the three of them together, it's like they are all three home together. Or maybe I just love how cards_slash writes them ;)
Willing and How We Found Ourselves by cards_slash, NC-17: Spock goes into Ponn Farr while the three of them are crashed on a deserted planet and has no choice but to bond with one of them. But he can't choose, so he picks both. And thus the relationship is born. The beauty of these fics is in the relationship (though the sex is awesome too). Spock and Bones don't quite get along, despite being bonded, and Jim often acts as the go-between, smoothing things over and making everything better. She's written Jim as deeply romantic, as well as sexual, and that is so appealing to me. The long-term relationship she writes is deep and very fulfilling.
Whiskey and Chocolate by cards_slash, NC-17: Established relationship Pon Farr right on schedule, they're all prepared with plomeek soup and space Gatorade and lube and 48 hours of leave. There is bonding again, and the deep love that comes with a long-term relationship.
Fascinating by cards_slash, NC-17: Kirk gets replicated in a transporter accident. One of him sexes up Spock while the other sexes up McCoy. A little later, the two halves merge and it leads to Spock/Kirk/McCoy.
And then I discovered I have a thing for Kirk/McCoy, maybe even more than Kirk/Spock. Check out kirk_mccoy for more.
Two Men and a Motorbike Series by inell, NC-17: Kirk and Bones go beyond friendship after they return to Earth. This one is the best K/M i've read. It has rough sex, great kissing and some role playing. It's long, angsty, romantic and a fantastic read. The follow-up series is Two Men and a Starship.
Playmates and Lovers Bring Me Closer by cards_slash, NC-17: Kirk should be letting Bones study. Prompt includes a HOT gif of Karl Urban from Riddick, fic starts with kissing and is hot as hell.
Proper Motivation by florahart, NC-17: Bones hustles Kirk at pool before pool-tabletop-sex occurs. Dominant Bones, subby Jim with a little bit of defiance. Fucking fantastic.
Shiver by inell, NC-17: Jim goes out to a masked costume party in search of a good time.
Unmasked by cards_slash, NC-17: Kirk and McCoy are in the same place when Kirk is ~16. Underage!Kirk seduces McCoy. Another masked party - these two make for great anonymousst_xi_kink!sex fics.
First Contact by florahart, NC-17: A new planet is found and the people won't deal with Kirk until he is married. Thinking it won't matter once they leave the planet, Kirk chooses Bones, only to have the leaders say they have to consummate their marriage in front of everybody (crew, aliens, god). This one has some funny parts that made me laugh out loud, but still hot.
Sooner or Later by flyingcarpet, R: The sooner and later of how they become more than friends, how Jim matures and Bones heals from his divorce. Plays with flashbacks and memories.
Acts of Faith by flyingcarpet, R: "This -- keeping his feelings to himself, which is where they belong -- would be a lot easier if Jim weren't so fucking smart." Kirk's emotional instinctiveness eventually figures Bones' attraction out.
Takes One To Know One by sabinelagrande, NC-17: Stargate Atlantis/Star Trek 2009 crossover. John and Kirk together: Total PWP, hot.
Vulcanized Pick-up Lines: from the kink meme, a compilation of pick-up lines. So hilarious I couldn't stop laughing. The first comment has a link to even more.
Here are some extra communities you may want to check out:
startrek2009 , trekfics , and Singularity (dreamwidth). And don't forget the Archive of Our Own.
This is so beautiful it made me tear up at the end. On the surface this is Rodney's life after the fall of the Wraith for good and the change in the SCG to "weapon's research" when all civilians are removed from the project. He comes back to Earth to teach at the physics department of some small university. Slowly he brings his lessons from Atlantis to the classroom.
Underneith it's Rodney coming to terms with everything that happened while on Atlantis. How he learned from Atlantis and the situations he was in. How he came to love Atlantis and her people and how they became home to him. And how he can do that again. It's not a plotty fic; the beauty is in the details of Rodney's life, and how through the telling of the day-to-day stuff you come to understand Rodney's emotional state and how it changes over the years. This fic is really subtle, and she handles the subtle nature perfectly. She never says outright what Rodney is feeling, you have to infer it from what he's doing.
Rodney is just gorgeous in this.
( Spoilers! )
The "DVD Commentary" was wonderful, too.
I read this fic after watching This Is How It Works by Lim.
This is why I love Atlantis and her fanfic; the characters and ideas support in-depth character analysis and emotional depth so well. It's such a rich world with so much opportunity to extend beyond the source. The show creaters have managed to create characters that resonate very well with me, and the fans give them a gloriously varied existence.
Multi-fandom (191 sources!! All Yuletide fandoms, see the post for the official list.) Rated R
It's a vid tribute to Yuletide, which is all about rare/ unusual fandoms and the "one night stand" nature of Yuletide. I'm completely amazed by this vid, both intellectually and fannishly. It totally provokes the glee I feel while watching or reading a particularly good work, or a fandom I love. I love the flow from one scene to the next, especially the dancing scenes, the hugging and cheek touching. The song choice was good too, adding just enough sweetness and strength to tie everything together. The whips and licking and nekedness and kink made me squee loudly. Much love for the fannishness of this vid, superb job editing so many sources together to create a cohesive point. I haven't read much of Yuletide, but I'll have to remedy that.
I was recently reminded of how much I LOVE the Convergence 'verse by shaenie (fic) and I felt the need to rec it for posterity. It is my favorite lotrips fic hands down, and some of my favorite fic of all time. In it Billy and Dom get together and then include Elijah. NC-17, pretty heavy BDSM and D/s, gorgeous relationship development with lots of tension followed by excellent sex. She's a skilled writer that imbues the BDSM with love and intimacy, and throws in the angst to really hit your heart. This is a threesome fic and it's probably the best one I've read. Usually threesomes have a feel of "the more the merrier" to me. It doesn't feel real to me, it feels like porn. That's fine (no problems with porn ;) I just don't get very emotional about them usually. But in this one the three of them need to be together, it's not a plot device to turn me on, it feels natural and real. The same with the BDSM. It's not done for kink, it's what they need. She has a way of writing that makes it so real to me, I get emotionally moved, not just turned on. It makes Elijah's journey of discovery so breathtaking. I can't urge you enough to read it.
Here is what I wrote to her in my feedback for the latest installment: "I don't even have the words to tell you how much this fic gets to me. I LOVE the intensity of emotion, from lust, passion, tenderness, love and being overwhelmed by them all. That's what makes all the pain and struggle for dominance and angst so damn good for me. Somehow everything you write them doing emphasizes their emotions and motivations, distilling them down to their pure essence. One of the other commenters said that you get a feeling of there being more than just what's on the page, somehow more to the characters and motivations. I liked that, it's so true. It's like the relationship is actually real, it feels so *right*. The way you reveal what you choose to show us excites and fulfills me, yet leaves me hungry for more. It is a profoundly satisfying mix, and it ensures that I will be rereading these for years."
You can read the series at the AO3 Here all at once, or at her LJ with the following links:
The order (more or less - they were not written in this order ) :
Cusp: Part One, Two, Three
Sacrifice by Josephine Darcy. BSG fic (original series), R, Starbuck/Apollo: Lots of kissing.
Plot: Starbuck and Apollo have to pretend to be married to trade for the fuel that the fleet so desperately needs. It's a beautiful fic, sweet and tender. I loved it, all of it. I love the kissing, it was hot and romantic and tender all rolled up together. I love the way Starbuck recognizes his feelings for Apollo through his physical actions, in a way that his rational brain never allowed him to realize. I think all the handholding and hugging is very romantic. I love the way Apollo craves Starbuck's touch, even a simple touch on the cheek or his hand in his hair. Her descriptions of him in their more tender moments were so beautiful. I have to admit that I am only familiar with the new show so I see in her descriptions of Apollo, but they fit Jamie perfectly to me. It's all about opening up to love and how sweet that can be. Even if you don't watch Battlestar Galactica you can read it. The author gives enough back-story about the characters that the relationship will still be meaningful to you.
Snow On The Sahara by absrip. SPN vid R (also on YouTube here):
"This is a vid about the aftermath of evil!Sam, told from Dean's POV. " It is officially the vid that will make me watch Supernatural. I have resisted so far because I don't do horror(I scare way too easily and the show has been a bit intense for me) but this is so beautiful I have to see more of the relationship. Plus Jensen is hot as fuck - that may be my real reason. There is hurt and angst and kissing and hugging - the vidder uses several manips and they are so good I really couldn't tell if they were manips or part of the show. Absolutely gorgeous. I usually don't do vid slash because fic can be so much more graphic (thus so much more fun :) and I'm not really into Wincest, but this one was done so well it just melted my heart.
So Snow was the straw that broke the camel's back, but strippedpink's J2 fics have been buttering me up for the fall. Particularly her New OTP 'Verse. NC-17. It's amazingly sexy. It's Smallville-era!Jensen and Gilmore Girls-era!Jared and how they get together before the show. It's got really sexy dialog and it's hot and dirty and just so good.
I recently heard my first podfic. It was Rebuilding Babel by fiercelydreamed, read by wintercreek. SGA McKay/Sheppard, R:
Rodney is injured and looses the ability to understand language, and to speak it. John helps him learn to use an ancient tool to communicate in a very unusual way. She utterly breaks Rodney down to his very core and exposes his soul, and then gives him John to rebuild himself around. It's so beautiful in a heartwrenching way. Brilliant concept, and so well written. Dramatic with lots of angst, but also the occasional funny part to lighten the mood. Very well read, the reader lends an urgency to the story that is spot on. I loved it and stayed up way too late to finish it.
Dog Tag Porn by xela_fic - SGA fic McKay/Sheppard NC-17:
Major submission by Rodney, heavy BDSM and an unusual collar. I love the way the author gets inside their heads. Rodney's submission feels real and makes *me* feel like flying, and John's so perfect as the top who knows how to push all of Rodney's buttons, as the one in charge. So so good.
Submission Games By R. Cooper - CSI fic NC-17 Nick/Greg: Greg comes home early and Nick is surprised by some things, namely Greg in a skirt and collar. Crossdressing, kink, first time for Nick, minor D/s issues. I really love the way this one is written. Nick is shocked to find out about this side of Greg, and the shock and later anticipation just comes through so well in the writing. It feels exhilarating to read about Nick discovering how much he responds to Greg.
You can find more of the fic that I love at my delicious account, and check out my 5star tag for my absolute favorites.