( Aug. 12th, 2011 10:14 pm)
I've spent a while composing this list. It's very subjective and definitely not a complete representation of all the great BBC Sherlock fic out there, but it does contain stories that I enjoy and that have stuck in my head.

So I'll just leave this here... )
( Dec. 6th, 2010 01:56 pm)
And now a post that is not a story:

Things have been going surprisingly well. Classes are winding to a close, I've nearly finished my final paper, and I'm feeling rather confident about all of my exams. I've spent a fair amount of time writing (there's another part of a story about the sex candy prince and assassin up over here and a bit of time pursuing other hobbies. On Saturday I spent half an hour making chocolate pretzel m&m things- which could really use new name. 

Yum! They're pretty simple to make and people seem to like them. :) I'm taking some to Catherine Chandler tomorrow and then probably to Scrabble club. On a vaguely related note, it's started getting cold here. No snow as of yet, but it's definitely chilly and windy. Not the kind of weather you really want to spend three hours standing outside in.

So I decided to go play Quidditch... )

I don't have much more to say at the moment, but I hope you're all doing alright. If you're interested in cute boys, a cappella and/or acoustic music, you should check out KurtHugoSchneider. A super impressive chopsticks piano piece is the first video up there. It's awesome. They do a lot of covers and have very, very good voices.
The next section in my UW-20 class is about slam poetry. My professor turned me onto poet Andrea Gibson, who recently performed at a queer themed slam in DC. I've watched this video twice, and it still gives me goosebumps. She's a very moving artist and I definitely recommend that everyone look her up. This video is powerful as well. Girl love. <3

(This video references rape, be advised.)

Erm. You know how sometimes you just need to feel sad, and there's something good that comes of that sadness. Almost as though it's cathartic? I watched a movie tonight- "A Single Man." It's based off of a novel.

Movie rec and book rec... )

And then there was lesbian drama )

My Italian class for tomorrow got canceled, so I just have Tai Chi in the morning. This is good, because I have errands I really need to run, and a paper to revise for Friday. I have definitely skipped dinner two nights in a row now. :/ I eat, I just end up eating a couple of pieces of candy and (like tonight) three cups of popcorn. Gotta work on that...
I think I've found my weakness

It started with that one hsm fic which was epic and long and seemed to be too good and too raw to actually be fanfiction.

Now I bring you Navid Arash Taraghijah: Still Life With Chair (I-XXV, recommended to me by [livejournal.com profile] theotherdibbler . I'm still feeling a little weepy and in awe. This work is so beautiful in its detail and moving struggle. I find it to be emotionally fulfilling, because that's a term I apply to fiction sometimes and this story hit every range of emotion, from the spark of love and affection, to despair, hate, and redemption. I feel like I've been through my own roller coaster of grief and have come out alive, though a bit shaky from the after effects. There really aren't words to describe the depth of this piece.

Even after the initial shock has blown over, I still find it astounding. The fact that I went away to try and clear my mind, and ended up listening too "What Sarah Said" by Death Cab for Cutie first thing when the mp3 player was on random has not mitigated this effect. Shit man. My heart still hurts.

But it's a good hurt.
( Jul. 23rd, 2009 03:55 pm)
Well, I've shaped up my reading list, completing or giving up on all the books I was working on. Then I went out and bought Wish You Were Here: the Official Douglas Adams Biography by Nick Webb because I found it at Big Lots, and added it to the stack of "books I have read that I liked and might conceivably want to read again in the future", because obviously I couldn't find anything else expensive or space consuming to collect. >.<

On top of that, I updated the list of things I've read, where I'm tallying the pages and comparing them to what I accomplished last year. Last year I read 12663 pages. Right now, over halfway through the year- I'm at 3657. Not so impressive, unless I count all the things I've found online, and read via the interweb before I realized they were also available in print. Those weren't in my original tally! Which means, Shadow of the Templar (the entire series- which is on my list of things I want, but will never ask my parents for and will probably buy my fresh. year of college) gets tacked on, as well as The God Eaters by Jesse Hajicek, which I read all of between yesterday afternoon and this morning. It was a brilliant mix of fantasy, adventure and western (gay) romance; my heart is still pounding. All of you should go read and/or buy it now.

So, that brings my total up to a slightly more respectable 5610. It's amazing how I can read the equivalent of 450 pages of fiction online in less than 24 hours, but still haven't managed to start my summer reading, which is shorter than that by far.
What I've been up to, as well as a bit of poetry, loneliness and some google.docs hating... )

On an entirely different note- because hey, if I'm going to make a long post, I might as well make it worth it- I am beating myself over the head in an attempt to convince my muses that NaNo is an entirely unthinkable obligation to make this year. What with college apps, AP classes, my creative writing class, youth council obligations, club duties and marching band stuff, I seriously do not have time for it this year. But on the off-chance that I make time, I have a brilliant plot involving adventure, thievery, corruption, and possibly romance and the most endearing characters/muses ever. Also I have basically the whole plot, just waiting to be committed to an outline.

Can anyone else see that this will not be a good thing, whichever way it goes?





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