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01 June 2009 @ 01:25 pm
the random post being really random  
1. Uhm, okay, so, His Prettiness' agent owes me. Big time. Because this crap was even worse than the scepter of Moses. And I mean it. I've rarely seen such a pointless, stupid, plot-ridiculous and completely idiotic movie all my life. It was worth just because of His Prettiness chain-smoking and looking gorgeous and never changing from his suit, but it was crap. How can people rate it 5.6 on IMDB is a mystery. I gave it two just because it's His Prettiness. I don't know shit about this sci-fi channel where this aired and where the scepter of Moses aired too, but it has to be the worst channel in existence, also because fuck, they air movies which are so PG that I want to throw up. Blah. I couldn't wait for it to be over and that's saying it all.

2. On the contrary, Near Dark is fucking awesome. Right, I'm pretty sure I was gifted with it just because Adrian Pasdar is in it, but what a movie. I freaking loved it. Definitely not for all stomachs, but the concept was brilliant, the acting too, Lance Henriksen was pretty much the real thing, young!vampire!Adrian Pasdar was seriously making me a happy camper and I definitely need to see more Kathryn Bigelow movies. I've only seen this one and Strange Days and I need to rectify. Mm, I needed it after point #1's crap.

3. Crap, I have a lot of fic to re-post. I hate to spam but.. ah well. Expect at least two posts this afternoon/evening.

4. Couple of memes because otherwise this entry wouldn't have a point except me bitching about crap movies I watch just because I miss Ian Somerhalder's face. This from isis2015 if you feel so inclined. ;)

Comment with your three favorite fannish things (fanfic, fanmixes, vids, picspams, etc.) that I have done, and tell me why you like them. Then post this in your journal and I will do the same for you.

5. And these because wandersfound said everyone should have done at least the first. ;)

Sometimes it’s okay to pimp yourself out. Post a list of your top five favorite fics you’ve written, regardless of fandom or the reason you love them. This isn’t about the BEST things you’ve written, but what you LOVE most. Then tag five other people to do the same. -> whoever wants, do it. ;)

1. Er, uh, this is hard, but... oh, well, it's stuff we love, not stuff which is objectively my best effort, lol. So... erm, probably None But The Brave (Lost, Jack/Boone, Sawyer/Cassidy, Desmond/Sayid and ensemble stuff). Because while it's pretty much the longest thing I ever wrote which wasn't Nanowrimo and it wasn't supposed at all to be that long, and while I'm sure I had plot holes and completely made up stuff and completely wrong stuff which would make the LAPD want to strangle me... well, it has all my favorite pairings, I did somewhat pull the whole thing off as long as it was, I had the space to build it up, it was one of the few times I wrote a real ensemble fic, I had a lot of fun with the recasting and with twisting canon. Also, it's the only time in my writing life where when I arrived at the sexing up part I didn't start pulling my hair out and fretting over how to write the porn but I just let out a breath of relief and was like, finally. I did have to suffer in order to get them in bed, huh. But I'm also pretty satisfied with the characterizations and I just have a thing for it, as monster-sized as it is. And it wasn't even a series.

2. You're Still Standing There (Lost, Desmond/Sayid): right. This is probably not my best attempt at the pairing, BUT: it was my first one and I'll always remember it because of that at least, it was the only time I tried apocalypse fic even if I couldn't bring myself to kill anyone and I'm just fond of it. Also, I was kinda satisfied with the way I built it up.

3. The Everlasting Yes And No (Lost, Jack/Boone): I love it because I think I finally managed to get my point across in 450 words. It never happened after, but I just love how this one came out, both stylistically and in regards of the content.

4. I Ain't Got No Home + I've Been Everywhere (Lost, Sawyer and Jack/Sawyer): well, this is here for a lot of reasons. Which would be: I did the sequel of the first fic for Nanowrimo and I did finish it, I wrote an historical AU which always was my kind of not-so-secret dream, I pulled Jack/Sawyer off, I set it in one of my favorite periods and while it was a bitch to write and even bitchier to revise I'll always be insanely proud of it.

5. Zeppelin Rules (Supernatural, Dean/Castiel): okay, maybe the fact that it's the last I posted means something, but I just had the time of my life writing it. Writing about people's musical taste is my crack and in this one I just went and pushed it all to the limit. And there's sex with Zeppelin in the background. I'm just too satisfied with it for my own good.

1. Which is your favorite fic?
See above.

2. Which is your best-received fic?
A Theory Is Not A Matter Of Fact (Lost, Desmond/Daniel) hands down. Only one who got fifty comments or so and I still don't get why. Also because Faraday = most difficult character EVER, but I guess I did pull that one off, which is absolutely fine by me. ;)

3. Which is your worst-received fic?
Er, I have two that got just one comment. But since the first isn't anything I'm proud of (it was triangle fic and I still think I can't do it) I'll go with the second. And I'm Fractured From The Fall (Lost, Boone), but it was posted when we were all luau burned-out and I really wasn't expecting it to make a smashing impact. Even if I kinda liked how it had turned out, but whatever. ;)

4. Which is your angsty-est fic?
Uh, crap, good question. Maybe Leaving All Of Love's Ashes Behind (Lost, Sawyer/Boone)? Or not. Uhm, no, it was probably In My Time Of Dying (Lost, Boone). Crap, it was Do No Harm from his POV, I can't get angstier.

5. Which is your funniest fic?
Ha. Oh God. You're talking with the one who makes a living out of crack. Er, anything that has Desmond and blue shirt in the tags? O maybe Networking (Lost, Charlie + everyone else).

6. Smuttiest?
And He Left My Heart With Vertigo (Lost, Boone/Charlie). Only time I managed to pull off 3000+ words of smut and I still really like how it came out.

7. Fluffiest?
Either Beatles, Thackeray and the fragile concept of utopia (Lost, Charlie/Desmond) or What A Dream I Had (Lost, Jack/Boone). Not that I think I'm good at fluff, so probably these aren't exactly the best examples. Probably the second would fit better, but the first is the only time I actually wrote spooning.

8. Have you ever made someone cry with a fic?
Uhm, yeah, I think so. Or at least the comments said so. ;) I think someone with the last chapter of I've Been Everywhere I think. And maybe another couple of times but I can't exactly remember right now.

9. Which fic frustrates you the most?
All the ones I can't bring myself to finish, and I have at least ten. But well, I get frustrated every time I write Faraday for how much I love him. Because I do. But I don't get what I write.

10. Which fic was the most fun to write?
Come Fly With Me (Lost, Desmond/Sayid and a shitload of other couples and people, total crack setting btw) probably. I had a crack out of it. And well, I totally had it lately with Zeppelin Rules (Dean/Castiel).

11. Who is your favorite OC you've ever created?
Er, I never create prominent OCs. If I ever did they just served a minimal purpose, so IDK.

12. Are you better at oneshot or multipart?
Oneshot. I can't do series. I try, though.

13. What character do you think you're the best at portraying?
Boone. I guess everyone is better at the ones she loves but he's definitely the one I do best.

14. What character is the most difficult to portray?
Er, Castiel (Supernatural) has his share of difficulties because of the freaking angel/Bible lore which on the show is not compliant with the actual angel/Bible lore and considering that I don't know a thing about said lore anyway I only get confused, but Daniel Faraday (Lost) gets the crown. I can't write him without having physics stuff in because I just can't distinguish him from his job and considering that I never could understand physics everytime I write him I lose one hour on Wikipedia reading about crap I don't get and then I write things that I seriously don't know a thing about. Which makes my head hurt more than the actual show does.

6. That was it. I'll be trying to sort out books and making my shelves a tidy place and then I'll re-post fic from one of those two kink memes and from the lostsquee ficlet challenge probably.
 
 
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Lou: Lost - Dan 2gottalovev on June 1st, 2009 12:29 pm (UTC)
you are sooooo dedicated to his prettiness. for serious. I mean... look at all the crap you suffer through? *gives you award*

I agree that we generally write the character we love the most the best. and honestly? just TRYING to write Daniel should merit you yet another award, because OMG *gives you another trophy*
the female ghost of tom joad: lost faradayjanie_tangerine on June 1st, 2009 02:15 pm (UTC)
Seriously. If and when I ever end up facing the guy somewhere (ha, yes, allow me some daydreaming) I'll make it very clear that I am that dedicated. If I don't faint first. ;) What makes me most shocked is actually how does he even find such crap. Because this one was.. eeww.

And ha, thanks *makes grabby hands*! Daniel is hellish. I try, but he makes my head hurt.
the awkward young shadow: neato!gwape on June 1st, 2009 01:35 pm (UTC)
Aw, I so agree with you about Faraday. I attempted to write him once and I think that was about it. Aside from the physics, it's also difficult to make him as twitchy as he is while still being believable.
the female ghost of tom joad: lost faradayjanie_tangerine on June 1st, 2009 02:17 pm (UTC)
The twitchiness is another point, you're totally right. But I could deal with it, if I didn't have to deal with him being very good at something I just can't get no matter from where I look at it, but sometimes I just feel masochistic. ;)
the awkward young shadow: colbert can think. sometimes.gwape on June 1st, 2009 02:32 pm (UTC)
What doesn't kill you makes you stronger?
Janice: lost s5 picjaydblu on June 1st, 2009 02:58 pm (UTC)
Maybe one day you will find a movie with Ian you can be proud of and love...at least he has his tv show, yes?
And oh, your crack!fic, I just love all that I've read. I'm not sure which was my favorite...either the blue shirt seminar or networking...but I loved them all.
And your Jack/Sawyer (I've been everywhere) epic is one of my favorites of yours. :)
the female ghost of tom joad: lost -> generaljanie_tangerine on June 1st, 2009 05:20 pm (UTC)
Oh, there actually is one. It's called The Sensation Of Sight and I thought it was gorgeous. Except that it was an independent movie who got a distribution in dvd two years after it was shot and so it never landed cinemas if not in festivals and I guess it's why he doesn't do independent movies anymore. Pity because THAT one was good. The rest was pretty much all bad, and I've seen it all. ;) Though yeas, he has his show! And after watching that movie I'm way, way more excited about it, lol.

Aw, thanks so much! ♥ And well, I think I'm fond of the blue shirt seminar too actually, but favoring a blue shirt over the other blue shirts.. I can't do it. ;) And thanks re the Jack/Sawyer, that one really was quite the thing.
elliotsmelliot: Booneelliotsmelliot on June 1st, 2009 03:43 pm (UTC)
Once you name a movie Fireball, you doom it to be awesomely awful.

I love reading these memes because they are a trip down memory lane. None but the Brave is such a cool fic. I just love it. It really read as an AU but also worked as original fiction. And you know how much love I have for anything with a blue shirt tag. And thanks for reminding me of the joy that was Come Fly with Me. I watched the movie Catch Me If You Can this weekend and had my own secret snicker whenever that song played in the airport scenes!

As for the Isis meme - I don't have time to pick three of your fic. But I am also a huge fan of you icons. Can you talk about three of my favourites - Benry 0/Danielle 1, Desmond sleeping in the freighter with the heart about it, and brownish Daniel and his journal from The Constant. They are all in my userpics, but I don't know how to post them here.

Good luck with the tidy up.

the female ghost of tom joad: lost constantjanie_tangerine on June 1st, 2009 05:28 pm (UTC)
Once you name a movie Fireball, you doom it to be awesomely awful.

Word. I mean, I thought one couldn't top the badness that the scepter of Moses was, but at least that one was so bad it was funny. This one not even that.

And aw, thanks so much! Oh, I so get the feeling about Catch Me If You Can. It was such a lovely movie! I had really enjoyed it when I watched it. And None But The Brave was probably the craziest thing I ever did especially because I started it after I was done with Nanowrimo, but I just ended up liking the concept. And ha, blue shirts. I need to write another one one of these days.

Oooh, yeah, I got them alright! (And don't worry about fic-browsing, it took me enough time to do it for that meme #2 so I totally get it,)

1) Benry 0/Danielle 1: aw, that one was awesome. It kinda summed up my feelings on the characters I guess even if then Darlton sadly proved me wrong. Which doesn't mean that I don't still think that Danielle was way, way cooler than Ben.

2) Des sleeping: it was done on instinct. ;) The heart was just the reflection of the shape of my eyes during that scene. Damn, I miss freighter!Des.

3) Aw, the Daniel one kind of came out by chance because I just couldn't put it together, then I don't remember what the hell I did with the lightening effects but it blended and I just went for it. Iconing Daniel is like writing Daniel, never try to understand what you're doing.

Thanks! It ended up with five kgs of paper to throw away but now it's way more decent.
elliotsmelliot: Des sleepingelliotsmelliot on June 1st, 2009 06:03 pm (UTC)
No matter what, II will always support the math that is Benry 0/Danielle 1.

I miss S3 Des, but Freighter Des was better than absent from the story Des. Still sleepy freighter Des gets a big heart from me too!

That Daniel icon is one of my favourites. It is so pretty and useful to link to a post on Daniel, constants and anything to do with writing.
catoasapun: [Heroes] Nathan cornercatoasapun on June 1st, 2009 08:31 pm (UTC)
I ADORE NEAR DARK!!!! Adrian is so delicious in it, but it's also just a fun film to watch.

Now, I've never written Lost fic, but I can totally see how Daniel would be hard to write. You get points for even trying! I would so give up on that shit. LOL
the female ghost of tom joad: heroes nathan SUBTEXT *guh*janie_tangerine on June 1st, 2009 09:28 pm (UTC)
NEAR DARK IS SO AWESOME! WHERE WAS IT ALL MY LIFE? It was so fun, and Adrian... MMMMM. I wanted to eat him, no pun intended.

Daniel is hard. I wrote him four or five times maybe (from his POV, probably more if it was someone else's POV, but then it's easier) and Chriiist. Hard. Hard. But I do try. ;)
Creature Of Hobbit: daniel: just losttellshannon815 on June 1st, 2009 09:11 pm (UTC)
I totally get where you're coming from with Daniel, I struggle with him too! I might do this meme later.
the female ghost of tom joad: lost faradayjanie_tangerine on June 1st, 2009 09:29 pm (UTC)
Do it!!

And yeah, Dan = hard. I really love him, but... hard. If I even barely understood physics, but I just don't get the basics. ;)
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the female ghost of tom joad: supernatural crackjanie_tangerine on June 2nd, 2009 08:59 am (UTC)
♥I said I was going to do it! ;) and well, it's never too late to catch up. ;)

Edited at 2009-06-02 09:00 am (UTC)
alemyrddin: Jack Sawyer smirkalemyrddin on June 2nd, 2009 07:51 pm (UTC)
You are so prolific it's hard to choose the best 3 things you've done - but I think my favourites are three fics (even if you make awesome icons and banners too):
the I've been everywhere series, the amnesiac!Sawyer series (I know it's still unfinished, and maybe it never will, but it's so intriguing for me) and the LAPD AU with Jack and Boone.

Although I loved a lot of the others, too. ;)

alemyrddin: Jack Sawyer smirkalemyrddin on June 2nd, 2009 08:18 pm (UTC)
oh, and how could I forget about the fanmixes! I'm always listening at least a couple of them! ;)
the female ghost of tom joad: lost jack/sawyer ♥janie_tangerine on June 3rd, 2009 10:45 pm (UTC)
Oh, thanks so much! ♥

And I'll finish the amnesia. I swear I will. I just need to find a month when I actually don't lose the mojo and just finish it in one go, but I want to write it. It's a question of principle. ;) and definitely glad you like the mixes too! ♥