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First up, I'll hopefully be sending out christmas cards next weekend, so if you want one, now's your last chance to let me know!

I've been busy with #ITPE and the JLPT lately, but I really wanted to write a follow-up post to my initial impressions of the Fall Anime season, so here goes.

Fall Anime )


Not all that much left, really. However, I've been watching other things lately (How to get away with murder, amazing; The Hundred, really cool and really making me want to read het fic???; Shameless is coming back soon, the promos have been killing me; Still have to catch up on Mushishi; only one more month until Durarara, aw yeah) and I've been playing, like, 5 games simultaneously (Let's see, Fire Emblem Awakening, Ace Attorney Dual Destinies, Ace Attorney vs. Professor Layton, Persona Q, Kingdom Hearts Dream Drop Distance, Dragon Age Origins and Final Fantasy Theatrythm, if you wanna count that. So...7. Not counting the other unfinished RPGs I'm taking a break from. <.<''').

*deep breath* So yeah. I'm keeping busy.

the24thkey: (Daily Show - Heaven)
Hey guys!

Like last year I'll be writing christmas/new years/winter cards pretty soon, so if you'd like one, please DM me (and let me know if you'd prefer a holiday-other-than-christmas or a non-religious card). I very much enjoy going to the post office and sending of cards to as many different countries as possible, so don't hesitate to request one. ;D



RL and christmas )


 
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Alright, I hope everyone had awesome holidays! I did, for the most part, and now I'm just relishing in my free time and reading ALL THE FIC (and watching The Killing with my parents, but that is a topic for another post).

Now, I may not actively participate, but I love Yuletide. <3 I enjoy a lot of small fandoms, and Yuletide used to be the first place I looked for fic for them. Nowadays, the Archive makes it pretty easy to find stories in every fandom imaginable, but Yuletide is still awesome, obviously.

I still have a lot of open tabs and stories to read, but these are my favourites so far:


Lift Your Head And Look Out The Window Sarah Rees Brennan's Demon's Lexicon This is such a lovely story! I nearly forgot to look for this fandom, which would've been a shame. I love this trilogy, and most of all I love Jamie - especially his bff-ness with Nick and, of course, his relationship with Seb. And while this story is more about him and Mae (Which is also really cool. Siblings that get along really well FTW!), it still has these elements, which makes me very happy.

Basically, it's a post-canon story about Jamie moving on and, well, literally moving. It's really funny and sweet and Mae just cares a lot about her brother. <3 I love these little, subtle things that the author* throws in that tell us so much about the characters and how the events of the books have changed them (or rather, how they are still changing), like that line about how Mae talks about nothing but the market. Also, Seb and Nick just glaring at each other will never stop being funny. Never.

It feels like the prologue of a whole new story that I'd really like to read. <3

En Flambé My Drunk Kitchen A STORY. ABOUT MY DRUNK KITCHEN. WITH PICTURES. RUN DON'T WALK! Seriously, this is so much fun and reads just like a script. Anyone who enjoys MDK (AND WHY WOULDN'T YOU?) should read this.

Grab a blanket, brother Young Avengers The thing is, I really don't care much for Tommy. Maybe it's because he joined the team pretty late or maybe I just don't like his attitude, who knows. But this story? This story made me like Tommy. It made me care for a character I have little interest in. And if that isn't an amazing feat, I don't know what it is. A great character study.

A Traditional Family Roadtrip Tiger&Bunny So, Tiger&Bunny. I stopped watching it somewhere in the middle, because I really disliked the time skip and then it got kind of boring. However, as it turns out this Anime manages to become awesome again for the last few episodes. However, my viewing habits don't have anything to do with this story, so I'll stop right there.^^''

Anyway, this fic is set post-canon and is pure feel-good fluffy pre-slash of the 'Someone else knows they're in love and is exasperated at their ridiculousness' flavour. Basically, Kaede goes on a roadtrip with her Dad and Barnaby. I love her POV and how she just can't help but come to the realization that Barnaby, whom she used to idolize to the max, is really just kind of a dork. A dork who might just become her step-father. <3

Nostalgia Chick Must Die! Nostalgia Chick and other assorted That Guy With The Glasses people Confession time: Real Life Lindsey and Todd have kinda become my ideal of a relationship since I found out they were together, never mind how little I know about them. <3 This story isn't about them, however, it's about their characters (and not really about Todd, anyway). What it is is Crack. Crack of the highest and most delicious and piiiiiiiiiiink caliber. It has clones and SCIENCE and MacGuffins and quasi-demonic forces of evil, like any good Team nChick story line should have. Love it. :D


Batignolles Paris je t'aime (Le Marais) I was so excited when I saw this! A story about my favourite short film from the anthology about Paris, which we watched in French Class. It starts where the short film ends and is just a lovely continueation. Just what I wanted.


Real Revennnnnnge An incredible story about Nolan and Tyler and how they work. The actual show just makes me want delicious, delicious hatesex between these two characters, but this makes me see them in a whole other, dare I say 'relationshipy', way. Brilliant.

Camera, Camera Tanya Huff's Smoke series Thank the Yuletide gods for bringing us Lee/Tony stories every christmas. Can this be a bigger fandom already? Please?
Anyway, a story about coming out, things not going as planned and Lee and Tony being trouble-magnets in love. As it should be. <3




And while I'm at it, here are two Harry/Draco Fics from that one holiday exchange, because they are both intensely gripping and long and gorgeous and so worth every hour of missed sleep:At your Service and The Boy Who Only Lived Twice. Anyone got anymore recs from that exchange?


Right, that's it for now, maybe I'll do another rec post soon-ish, maybe not. The new season of Sherlock will probably distract me anyway (OMG SO EXCITED!!!! :D)



*So busted. :D I should have known from the moment I saw the title, really.
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Alright, I hope everyone had awesome holidays! I did, for the most part, and now I'm just relishing in my free time and reading ALL THE FIC (and watching The Killing with my parents, but that is a topic for another post).

Now, I may not actively participate, but I love Yuletide. <3 I enjoy a lot of small fandoms, and Yuletide used to be the first place I looked for fic for them. Nowadays, the Archive makes it pretty easy to find stories in every fandom imaginable, but Yuletide is still awesome, obviously.

I still have a lot of open tabs and stories to read, but these are my favourites so far:


Lift Your Head And Look Out The Window Sarah Rees Brennan's Demon's Lexicon This is such a lovely story! I nearly forgot to look for this fandom, which would've been a shame. I love this trilogy, and most of all I love Jamie - especially his bff-ness with Nick and, of course, his relationship with Seb. And while this story is more about him and Mae (Which is also really cool. Siblings that get along really well FTW!), it still has these elements, which makes me very happy.

Basically, it's a post-canon story about Jamie moving on and, well, literally moving. It's really funny and sweet and Mae just cares a lot about her brother. <3 I love these little, subtle things that the author* throws in that tell us so much about the characters and how the events of the books have changed them (or rather, how they are still changing), like that line about how Mae talks about nothing but the market. Also, Seb and Nick just glaring at each other will never stop being funny. Never.

It feels like the prologue of a whole new story that I'd really like to read. <3

En Flambé My Drunk Kitchen A STORY. ABOUT MY DRUNK KITCHEN. WITH PICTURES. RUN DON'T WALK! Seriously, this is so much fun and reads just like a script. Anyone who enjoys MDK (AND WHY WOULDN'T YOU?) should read this.

Grab a blanket, brother Young Avengers The thing is, I really don't care much for Tommy. Maybe it's because he joined the team pretty late or maybe I just don't like his attitude, who knows. But this story? This story made me like Tommy. It made me care for a character I have little interest in. And if that isn't an amazing feat, I don't know what it is. A great character study.

A Traditional Family Roadtrip Tiger&Bunny So, Tiger&Bunny. I stopped watching it somewhere in the middle, because I really disliked the time skip and then it got kind of boring. However, as it turns out this Anime manages to become awesome again for the last few episodes. However, my viewing habits don't have anything to do with this story, so I'll stop right there.^^''

Anyway, this fic is set post-canon and is pure feel-good fluffy pre-slash of the 'Someone else knows they're in love and is exasperated at their ridiculousness' flavour. Basically, Kaede goes on a roadtrip with her Dad and Barnaby. I love her POV and how she just can't help but come to the realization that Barnaby, whom she used to idolize to the max, is really just kind of a dork. A dork who might just become her step-father. <3

Nostalgia Chick Must Die! Nostalgia Chick and other assorted That Guy With The Glasses people Confession time: Real Life Lindsey and Todd have kinda become my ideal of a relationship since I found out they were together, never mind how little I know about them. <3 This story isn't about them, however, it's about their characters (and not really about Todd, anyway). What it is is Crack. Crack of the highest and most delicious and piiiiiiiiiiink caliber. It has clones and SCIENCE and MacGuffins and quasi-demonic forces of evil, like any good Team nChick story line should have. Love it. :D


Batignolles Paris je t'aime (Le Marais) I was so excited when I saw this! A story about my favourite short film from the anthology about Paris, which we watched in French Class. It starts where the short film ends and is just a lovely continueation. Just what I wanted.


Real Revennnnnnge An incredible story about Nolan and Tyler and how they work. The actual show just makes me want delicious, delicious hatesex between these two characters, but this makes me see them in a whole other, dare I say 'relationshipy', way. Brilliant.

Camera, Camera Tanya Huff's Smoke series Thank the Yuletide gods for bringing us Lee/Tony stories every christmas. Can this be a bigger fandom already? Please?
Anyway, a story about coming out, things not going as planned and Lee and Tony being trouble-magnets in love. As it should be. <3




And while I'm at it, here are two Harry/Draco Fics from that one holiday exchange, because they are both intensely gripping and long and gorgeous and so worth every hour of missed sleep:At your Service and The Boy Who Only Lived Twice. Anyone got anymore recs from that exchange?


Right, that's it for now, maybe I'll do another rec post soon-ish, maybe not. The new season of Sherlock will probably distract me anyway (OMG SO EXCITED!!!! :D)



*So busted. :D I should have known from the moment I saw the title, really.
the24thkey: (Nobuta - kokoro)
Hey lj, it's been a while! :D Twitter is just very addictive, sorry.
  • Uni continues to be great, even though we've been having exams since last week. Went pretty well so far. However, I didn't go home over the weekend, which turned out to be a biiiiiig mistake. Without anything to distract me (like my Playstation. Or the new game that arrived last Friday, apparently) I got incredibly bored and just...kind of...didn't stop. *sigh* We have a free day tomorrow, which I'd rather spend writing the last exam and then driving the fuck home. :(
  • Anyway, CHRISTMAS! :D I'm way more excited about it this year, probably because it means I can go home for 2 whole weeks. <.<''' All presents have been bought, christmas markets were visited, advent calenders were opened etc. Die Hard has yet to be watched, seeing as I don't have it with me at the dorms. But I'll get to it soon.
  • It's snowing. I do not approve. (Wait until I'm home, dammit!)
  • While I've been sorta neglecting editing my FIRST EVER PODFIC! :D, I have been working on it and am still super excited about it. <3 Yay, podfic!
  • This journal should have some more fannish stuff, so let's start with NEW SHERLOCK! :D Oh my god, I'm so looking forward to it. <3 Too bad I won't be able to see it until January 2nd, but then again I get to open my presents on the 24th, so it evens out in the end.

I apologize for the excessive use of capslock - I'm afraid Twitter is ruining the way I write. And my grammar. Anyway, have a song that I've been listening to on repeat these days. Good Fandom song y/y? :D

the24thkey: (Nobuta - kokoro)
Hey lj, it's been a while! :D Twitter is just very addictive, sorry.
  • Uni continues to be great, even though we've been having exams since last week. Went pretty well so far. However, I didn't go home over the weekend, which turned out to be a biiiiiig mistake. Without anything to distract me (like my Playstation. Or the new game that arrived last Friday, apparently) I got incredibly bored and just...kind of...didn't stop. *sigh* We have a free day tomorrow, which I'd rather spend writing the last exam and then driving the fuck home. :(
  • Anyway, CHRISTMAS! :D I'm way more excited about it this year, probably because it means I can go home for 2 whole weeks. <.<''' All presents have been bought, christmas markets were visited, advent calenders were opened etc. Die Hard has yet to be watched, seeing as I don't have it with me at the dorms. But I'll get to it soon.
  • It's snowing. I do not approve. (Wait until I'm home, dammit!)
  • While I've been sorta neglecting editing my FIRST EVER PODFIC! :D, I have been working on it and am still super excited about it. <3 Yay, podfic!
  • This journal should have some more fannish stuff, so let's start with NEW SHERLOCK! :D Oh my god, I'm so looking forward to it. <3 Too bad I won't be able to see it until January 2nd, but then again I get to open my presents on the 24th, so it evens out in the end.

I apologize for the excessive use of capslock - I'm afraid Twitter is ruining the way I write. And my grammar. Anyway, have a song that I've been listening to on repeat these days. Good Fandom song y/y? :D

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