Dec. 21st, 2011 11:49 am
kianspo: (Spock writing)
Oh my God, FList, STOP!!! I can't handle that much laughing right now -- the yoga class I went to yesterday still hurts me in unexpected places. :D Yes, this is real life, apparently, to some people and what can I say? The list of my crimes against my readership is too long, it would seem... :D

I can't decide between this:
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and this:
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to best describe my mood last night. :D

TBH, what got me most wasn't even the friends comment so much (although that was priceless) as -- how dare I rec things from a fandom she's not interested in? Really, God, what was I thinking. :D

In any case, let me give back to the community. These are the singing hedgehogs I lifted off [livejournal.com profile] mamozombie. You have to click the frames when they appear and occasionally press the play button again. My personal favorite is #1 dressed as a snowman. Have fun!

Hey guys

Dec. 14th, 2011 12:53 pm
kianspo: (Amy Pond)
I'm tentatively back. There's a whole new mind living in my old bb's metal brain now. It's not without its quirks, but hey, it's working. *knocks on wood* I lost... a lot of things. Most of them were special software I used to have, though, but some files were corrupted, too. I should look after my fics better, shouldn't I? *sighs*

Anyway. All my bookmarks are gone, too, naturally, so I'll be navigating blind for a while. Tell me when I'm missing somewhere to be, 'kay?

So what's been going on around here? I kept an eye on [livejournal.com profile] merlin_holidays because they're impossible to resist at any distance, though I didn't open the art until last night when I was back just in case. ;) I wanted to come back with recs, but it's still a bit of a mess around here. I'll compile a list a bit later. There is SO MUCH GOODNESS in this fest, oh my God. Totally feeling inadequate again (shut up, JJ). I'm beginning to think that it's normal. But on the plus side, the angsty fic that ate my brain seems to be picking up again, which means there's a chance I'll be free of it at some point.

How has [livejournal.com profile] ksadvent been doing? Any recs? I've just seen some gorgeous art, but I haven't yet read anything -- not since, what was it, Friday? Do I need to have any priorities? :) (Also, how come we don't have any snowy K/S icons this year? I mean not from somebody's art, the legit icon ones? Has the fandom shrunk so much that all the icon makers left us? *pouts*)

If you don't have recs, feel free to whine to me about Christmas shopping or anything. I've discovered I have a medical condition I've been neglecting, and so far it's unclear how serious it proves to be, but it's already fairly obvious that finding out will be tiring and time consuming. So no NY shopping done on my part yet, and only 15 days left. /o\

In other news, I'm happy I can be around again. :D
kianspo: (FML)
You know, whenever someone's been reporting computer trouble, I winced in sympathy, but somewhere deep inside there was always this thought: thank God it's not mine. Because my comp is old and falling to pieces and I've no idea what I'd do if it fails, my whole life is in that box. (Which is pathetic but not the point now.)

The point now is -- it happened. It died, and I'm typing this on borrowed time. I probably will be able to save my files at some point in the future, but right now I'm cut off from them. So I guess what this means is, I'm going on hiatus. I don't know how long it'll last. If I had a fairy godmother who'd show up from time to time, I'd hope tomorrow, but as it is, it's unlikely. It'll be until I either manage to ressurect my computer somehow or buy and tune a new one. Money's pretty tight right now, so I don't know when either of those things is going to happen.

Guess I'll see you guys when I see you?

(P.S. I won't be on gchat, but I will be reading mail. So, um, if you need me, you know where to find me.)
kianspo: (Arthur/Merlin dreamy)
It's still early, but I can already feel the holiday spirit, you guys! I've been such a bad girl that I don't know how I deserved all these wonderful gifts to come my way, but they did. Let me show you them. :D

The amazing [livejournal.com profile] afallenseraphim made this GORGEOUS Dean/Cas art. Go tell her how beautiful it is. I ran out of words. aflaskjhgfdasdfghjhgfds ♥♥♥

And then [livejournal.com profile] merlin_holidays started posting, and there's my gift right on the first day, awww. Until Morning Light (as of yet by anon) is a fic that has warmed my heart a thousand times over. It's a canon AU, set after s3, and it's absolutely gorgeous. This fic hits so many of my buttons, but I'd like to specifically mention three:
  • it's very atmospheric ♥ (the way the show actually should be and isn't)
  • it's got a truly gorgeous Merlin/Arthur relationship that is so beautiful that I can't even. Beautiful, IC, from start to finish, perfection.
  • it's got a 'Merlin finally gets the recognition he deserves' scene and it's absolutely glorious. ♥♥♥
That said, the fic is warm and incredibly intimate, but not sugary sweet at all. I'm not sure how it all works, but it does. Must be magic. ;)

If canon drives you up the wall, or if you're just feeling down, this is perfect for you. I know it was for me.


Dec. 4th, 2011 03:58 pm
kianspo: (Scotty's not amused)
With the general elections being held today, there's hope that starting tomorrow LJ will be back to normal. I almost feel like I owe you guys an apology for all this shit. Bloody politics. :-/
kianspo: (Arthur/Merlin closer)
I'm not going to talk about tonight's ep, because TBH? I'm tired. I'm tired of all the BS, I'm tired of all the things that make no sense, and most of all I'm tired of Merlin being treated like dirt by everyone around him, so yeah, not gonna talk about it. Filler episode is filler. Hopefully, [livejournal.com profile] a8c_sock will make one of her awesome recaps, and as always things will seem a little less grave.

So, instead I'm gonna remind you that this is happening:

There will be loads of goodness and season cheer. God knows, we all need that. (My, aren't I a ray of sunshine tonight? :D)

Of course, because I have perfect timing, I got quite a big chunk of urgent work rounded up for next week, so I won't be able to tuck in at once, but you lucky folks go ahead and have a good time. Hopefully, I'll be joining you soon. ;)

Have fun!
kianspo: (Jim coffee in my mouth)
Randomly popping up to say that whoever wanted me to watch BSG, I kinda hate you. My muse hates you. My writing really hates you. At the moment, I blame you for every single thing not getting done, and I'm comfortable doing that. Cheers. :\
kianspo: (FML)
Hey guys, is anyone around here familiar with my little ponies? I need your help. My niece wants one for New Year (you can think it's for Christmas), but I can't find the one she wants. Last time it was Princess Celestia or some such shit. That one I did find. This time, all she knows is a Russian name, and my Google-fu fails me this way and that because the one I found wasn't the one she wanted (by her parents description). Anyway, it's called something like 'Moon Mare' or 'Midnight Horsey' (or Nightmare, frankly) or something. It's supposed to be dark? I think? With stars in her eyes and some kind of horn?

Does anyone know what this monster is supposed to be really called?

Guys, guys, you have to save me! I can't sit here WATCHING the bloody episodes! I'd go certifiable in no time at all. Yes, more than I am already.

Please? Obi Wans?
kianspo: (Arthur/Merlin hug)
So I spent the day frying my brain with work and writing the angsty fic of doom. Now I really wish for a mug of hot chocolate... apropos of nothing. Here's something warm.

Tell me though, what are your favourite feelgood fics?
kianspo: (Merlin quote)
Don't worry, my workload is climbing back, so I'll stop with the spam soon enough. Today was a strange day. God save you from dealing with Chinese diplomacy. You'll feel inferior and stupid every time. After which I went to my yoga class... where I haven't been since May, I think. The instructor decided that there was no time like the present to make me stand on my head. Which I did. After that I was still feeling stupid and infrerior, but didn't care so much because I survived that. Yay.

After that I came home and remembered, to my joy, that it was this time of year again:

third Thursday of November )

My wine is your wine. Come tell me stories. :D

(Also, is anybody else's Google taken over by math craving robots?)
kianspo: (umbrella girl)
*glances around* This is turning into a bit of a meme thingy... Ahem. I've been thinking about how certain shows instantly create fandoms and some shows don't. Is it the slash factor? *g* Also, I've been musing a lot about how I watch a lot of things, but am very rarely moved enough to write for them. What has it got to be, I wonder, to make me want to? I watched a shitload of shows and films in my life, but was only moved to write for a few. The X-files, Star Trek, Merlin, and SPN (which I would have written more for if they didn't make me kinda sorta hate them). I know that a lot of my f-list is hot for XMFC and Inception. I liked those fine, but wasn't inspired to write for them. Am I missing a gene or something? I don't need a new fandom, God forbid, I'm just wondering...

Anyway, new things I watch:
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kianspo: (Amy Pond)
I wanted to use my 'I'm not amused' icon, but then realised that, in point of fact, I am amused. At the dawn of days, before I built a house and planted a tree in the screwed up wonderland that is LJ, I was using FFN for posting my stories and reading stuff. For a while, I did both, but then my computer and FFN's new layout decided they hated each other and I couldn't post there anymore. By which point, I'll be honest, I didn't even want to. LJ and AO3 turned me into an awful snob. Whenever I get linked to some story posted over at FFN, I don't even go, no matter how good the summary sounds.

Ahem. Not the point. The point is, I've not been on FFN for ages, but the notifications still come periodically and here's a PM I got today:

So I read your story, "What Friends are For," some time back (It was lovely by the way) and then the other day, I read it again,... sort of. I was reading "Jumping to Conclusions" by Gandalf3213, and instead of Spock and Kirk, it was Merlin and Arthur. Basically it was the same story, some parts were even word for word. Especially, chapter two... that was definitely when I knew I had read this before.

Oh, come on. Seriously? I mean, not only you guys (whoever you are) don't have the good taste (or common sense) to copy someone who's actually worthy of it, like, I dunno, [livejournal.com profile] seperis, but you would pick my worst story ever? What the hell is wrong with you, my misguided copycat friends? 'Instead of Spock ans Kirk, it was Merlin and Arthur'? That simple? The actual fuck, dude? I don't even do that.

This would be sad, if it wasn't so damn funny. Just really, dude? Really? I'm facepalming on your behalf so hard right now. Also, yeah, I'm judging you. If you're going down the plagiarism lane, get yourself some taste at least.

Thank you, though, to everyone who's looking out for me. It's unexpected and touching, true story. :)
kianspo: (Arthur/Merlin dreamy)
Author: [livejournal.com profile] kianspo
Title: Let Us Dare
Pairing(s)/Character(s): Arthur/Merlin, background Balinor/Hunith, ensemble cast including: Morgana, Ygraine, Lancelot, Gwaine, Nimueh, Gwen and others
Rating: NC-17
Summary: Uther dies instead of Ygraine when Arthur is born. Balinor helps Ygraine secure her position as regent, magic isn’t banned, and Merlin and Arthur grow up side by side. Camelot is different but not cloudless, destiny is still a troublesome thing, and Arthur is still charmingly oblivious when it comes to things that matter most in life.
Warnings: minor age gap (21/18 when it comes to that)
Total word count: ~ 29,800
A/N: Written for [livejournal.com profile] merlin_muses
Betas: [livejournal.com profile] nahara and [livejournal.com profile] secret_chord25 who are both utterly magnificent. All remaining mistakes are mine.

Read it here at the comm post (3 parts)
in one post @ AO3
kianspo: (Merlin enigmatic)
Because I'm incredibly, INCREDIBLY stupid, I spent most of the episode watching it with one eye and researching anti-viruses with the other. Therefore I'm grumpy. >_<

kianspo: (Merlin hat)
So, to make up for the hysterics of two nights before to those who saw it and also to cure the 'I just finished something, I'm restless, and can't come down' anxiety attack, let's play our old game, yeah? Word prompts and pairings, yeah? You'll get drabbles. Probably not for every prompt left, but definitely some.
Come play with me!


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