rivkat: our women want smut (smut)
( Feb. 4th, 2011 12:57 pm)
[personal profile] petra has instituted Porn Tag! Come play here. Write a drabble or more, win friends, and have fun!

(Really not the same thing I mean when I say "writing opportunity" in my pro life.)

rivkat: Dean: green-eyed monster (green-eyed monster)
( Oct. 5th, 2010 10:01 am)
Ever have an idea you want all your favorite writers to write? I couldn’t get all, but I was extremely fortunate to get [personal profile] roque_clasique’s remix of Ugly Duckling, Lucky Duck (The Two-Face Two-Step). It’s PG-13, gen, and just as heartbreaking as anybody could want.

I wrote a remix of [livejournal.com profile] velvetine01’s story Medium-Sized American Heart: The Differently There Remix, PG-13, gen with erotic codependence and vague S6 spoilers.

And I also wrote a remix of [livejournal.com profile] who_favor_fire's And time yet for a hundred indecisions: the yellow smoke remix, an AU S2 Sam/Dean and Sam/Jo/Dean story, NC-17 and possibly disturbing sexual situations.

rivkat: Rivka as Wonder Woman (Default)
( Feb. 15th, 2009 05:29 pm)
Thanks for the virtual gift, anonymous!

Sweeney Todd fic! The Keys to the Kingdom, by [livejournal.com profile] athousandwinds

Fic that is also meta: in the future, fanfic will be different (Sam/Jess/Dean, kinda sorta), by [livejournal.com profile] ciaan. I have Thoughts about this scenario—I hope there will still be fanfic of the kind I recognize, but as soon as I saw this I thought: of course this will happen.

And finally:

Me: Gmail’s new offline browsing has a “Flaky Connection Mode.”

Z: I think I spend most of my life in Flaky Connection Mode.

Me: Me too.
rivkat: River Tam beats up everyone (rt beats up everyone)
( Dec. 17th, 2008 11:59 pm)
Yuletide draft achieved! It still needs a ton of work, but that’s doable. Among the best writing advice I ever received was that a bad first draft is your best friend. A bad first draft means there can be a final draft. And 20 pages of livelongnmarry! Bad first draft on that possibly tomorrow! And my Eight Crazy Nights prompts are moving, though some more slowly than others. This is all storing up writing fat for the spring semester, because I'm not going to be able to write much fiction until, say, May or possibly June after this.

In other news: I was reading Livia’s latest DCU fic, and it clarified for me the existence of yet another bulletproof kink of mine: nobody’s wrong, or “the opposite of a profound truth is often another profound truth.” That’s why I like enemies, and Mulder/Scully.

Fandom wish list: )
So, early Saturday morning I fell down a flight of stairs while holding 2.0. She was hit on the head, as was I. Z. was out of town; 1.0 was watching but doesn’t seem to have been traumatized. Many hours and one CT scan later, 2.0 was declared fine, and I started feeling the pain. I have no memory of the accident, but the bruising suggests I hit a bunch of steps in a bunch of places. Ow.

Today 1.0 had an asthma attack and now has four separate prescriptions, plus a steroid shot. He’s holding up like a trooper, but still not pleased.

Anyway, I’d love to be cheered up: comment porn, links to places you get your SPN recommendations, anything that is making you smile.

Dear Yuletide writer! )
Or something like that.

Henry Jenkins, slasher.
... the viral distribution of "Closer," gender dynamics in SW fan films, and related subjects. I found it interesting that he read "Closer" as a "cool" work, as opposed to a "hot" or "warm" work in its emotional orientation to the source material. He considers most fannish creations to be hot or warm. Along with this emotional temperature thing, which reflects a discussion I've seen among vidders, Jenkins succinctly sets forth various fannish debates about openness, YouTube, and the like.
rivkat: Rivka as Wonder Woman (Default)
( Jun. 8th, 2006 08:36 pm)
1.  File under: apparently not as obvious as I thought:

"Kurt Opsahl, a staff lawyer with the Electronic Frontier Foundation, [says] 'You have of course a Constitutional right not to incriminate yourself, but you have to exercise that right by not incriminating yourself.'" (story about naughty deeds documented on MySpace)

2.  It seems that Six Apart thinks LJ, though wicked convenient, has an adolescent/niche rep.  Vox is the proposed answer.  I'm not sure adding "family" is going to do it.  "Neighborhood" is an intriguing concept, but what the heck is wrong with "reading list"?

3.  My G-d this is a good story.  Your Cowboy Days Are Over, by M.  SGA: What if the Wraith learned all about genetic experimentation from the Atlanteans?   Or: what could be enough to send John and Teyla into exile on a world where safety from the Wraith is purchased one memory at a time?  Great John, great Teyla, fantastic original world with aliens who are not as dangerous as the Wraith, but arguably a lot more evil.  Nearly 60,000 words, so set aside some time.
rivkat: Rivka as Wonder Woman (don't be the bunny)
( Jan. 1st, 2006 09:05 pm)
[livejournal.com profile] privatetentacle, who along with having a superb LJ name wrote a really funny story about Clark and the movie Legend, also wrote a story in which Mary Sue brings Clark & Lex together again. Through the healing power of party planning. Sadly, it's not collected anywhere, but you can start here and then scroll your way back up through the most recent entries.
rivkat: Rivka as Wonder Woman (just gay men)
( Jun. 1st, 2005 12:22 am)
OK, I already know that The Dead Zone is the best show you're not watching. But hearken, my friends, and I will give you another reason to watch the show: Cesca is writing Johnny/Walt slash (she provides useful pictures if you're unfamiliar) and it is good. Buddy slash, with extra Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick triangle-y goodness where they bond over their shared love of the same woman! Coma jokes! Armageddon, only better!

New episodes begin on June 12th and all 3 previous seasons are out on DVD; now would be a great time to get into the fandom. Also, the official website is fabulous, with full scripts, deleted scenes, and lots of other goodies.

Another really good show you're not watching -- this time probably because it's damned hard if you're not Canadian -- is The Collector, about Morgan Pym, a man who's just renegotiated his deal with the Devil so he gets to try to save people's souls before he takes them to Hell. They're going to Hell ten years after they bargained with the Devil -- his standard term -- and, while they always get what they asked for, they rarely get what they want, because the Devil likes nothing more than to make your wishes into nightmares. Some of the dealmakers are good people and others are bad, but Morgan tries to save them all by getting them to atone for the harm their deals caused (apparently the Devil works by moving luck around, so good luck for the dealmaker entailed bad luck for someone else). Because this isn't an American show, Morgan doesn't always win (one can indeed question whether he ever wins, since the Devil makes all the rules), and while the Morgan backstory is a lot lamer than the show thinks it is, he's still a compelling character and there are plenty of neat plot threads. Also, Morgan/Devil slash would work well, if you were into that sort of thing; the Devil is played by many actors, including cute little Emily Dinsmore, but often enough by the devilishly handsome Colin Cunningham.
rivkat: Rivka as Wonder Woman (Default)
( Apr. 30th, 2005 12:28 am)
Things I want magically given to me (assume spoilers for aired episodes):

Veronica Mars )

Battlestar Galactica )

Smallville )
Signal/Noise 2k5: I will be at this conference, April 8, 2005, and I think it will be great.

According to the text they sent me, "The conference offers an exciting mix of performances, demonstrations and discussions examining how digital technologies are enabling new forms of creativity by a broader group of people. Cultural, business, legal and ethical implications of new genres and new forms of authorship will all be covered." I'm supposed to say something about fan fiction; we'll have to see what I come up with.

The conference is hosted by Harvard's Berkman Center for Internet and Society, and registration is extremely cheap - $10 for students and $20 for nonstudents. The amazing [livejournal.com profile] naominovik will be there too. In case you don't know her, according to the conference website:

Author of the fantasy series TEMERAIRE, coming in Spring 2006 from Del Rey and Harper Collins UK, Naomi Novik has been writing fanfiction for more than a decade. She is also the founder and organizer of Vividcon, the annual convention for digital video enthusiasts who create music videos and other short films based on their favorite television shows and movies, and of the Commonverse, a project dedicated to applying the "open source" approach for software development to the writing of commercial shared-universe fiction.

Okay, now I feel unworthy.

Here is the graphic they sent me. I have the vague feeling it was supposed to embed a link to the conference site, but that's beyond my capability. )
Tzikeh pointed out this site, which is offering various fan fiction stories for sale (along with what I presume are other, nonfannish stories published on the web, but I'm just guessing there). Imagine my surprise to find a story of mine listed on the XF page. I'm almost amused that they picked that story rather than, say, one of MustangSally's standalones, which gives you considerably more bang for your -- uh, 30 pence, apparently.

Highlander, Star Wars, Star Trek: TNG and XF were the main fandoms I saw -- Highlander is not explicitly listed, but it's the main entry under "slash." There also was some X-Men in there randomly. As for the XF, the selection principle was mysterious at best, though there were some good ones in there that I actually remembered.

I'm going to write and demand the removal of my story. Who knows what will happen next. Any UK folks out there willing to help a girl out with UK notice-and-takedown procedures? (Or perhaps general principles for getting the offer to sell withdrawn, since it's not clear the story is actually online.)
Slate suggests that CSI might be the most fanfic-generative show on TV.

Say wha?

I understand the need for a hook for a story, and I have no beef with anyone who does write and/or read CSI fic, but that's just annoying ignorance. (OK, when I checked on ff.net, CSI was a lot closer to the top of the list than I thought it would be, but even assuming ff.net is a good bellwether for overall numbers, Buffy beats it by an order of magnitude, and the Slate story's links to two archives with a total of about 300 stories between them does not help persuade me.) I'd be interested in a story about Grissom's attractiveness, but not a story that has to get its punch by making up an exclusivity/preeminence that doesn't exist.
rivkat: Rivka as Wonder Woman (wonder woman)
( Jan. 1st, 2005 02:26 pm)
Quickly -- anyone know how to translate "money talks" properly? My Discworld story may not make it in time to be an official pinch-hit, but by G-d it will be properly declined. (Also, betas for said story would be appreciated, since now that I'm definitely missing the reveal deadline I might as well get some people to see if it's actually funny.)
rivkat: Rivka as Wonder Woman (don't be the bunny)
( Jan. 1st, 2005 03:02 am)
Another Yuletide Dead Zone story, a pinch hit that makes me amazingly happy as it ties in Johnny's visions with Arthur Conan Doyle's spiritualism in a way that will blow your socks off. It's a small fandom, but already I think a strong one.
rivkat: Rivka as Wonder Woman (sam the eagle honestly)
( Dec. 27th, 2004 07:25 pm)
Little-known fact: back in the day, I read a lot of popslash. I know nothing about the fandom, but I read Helen's stories and expanded out from there; "Cuisine" is probably still one of the creepiest things I've ever read. I did mention that self-destruction for love's sake is one of my bulletproof kinks, no? Anyhow, [livejournal.com profile] cathexys pointed to this popslash story, and I don't think you need to know/like/approve of popslash to find this story to be an extremely powerful commentary on modern Internet-enabled fandom. It's AU, I guess, a story about popstars as slashers as writers and stars, and I never thought about the relationship of fandom fame to popstar fame this way before. In the future, we'll all be famous -- not for fifteen minutes, but to fifteen people -- only many of us long for more than that.

completely random grouchy RL rant about revolving doors )
rivkat: Rivka as Wonder Woman (Default)
( Dec. 25th, 2004 01:46 pm)
The story written for me, Mostly Human, is a charming (and gen!) addition to the small but high-quality collection of Discworld fic. Likewise, I'm pretty sure that the amount of available Dead Zone fanfic doubled last night. Bizarrely, if one uses the search engine, no stories show up, but really there are four: Clips, Serendipity (with a birthday party!), Better You Than Me, and Afraid of Americans.
rivkat: Rivka as Wonder Woman (Default)
( Dec. 10th, 2004 12:19 pm)
Must write futurefic in which Lois Lane refers to Mercy Graves as "Mossad Barbie." Or perhaps "Special Forces Barbie"?

Blame Sarah T. for She-Hulk: Single Green Female -- bought at the comic store earlier this week; at checkout, guy said, "You've got some good stuff here," specifically mentioning Powers, Y: The Last Man, and Rising Stars -- to wit, everything I was buying except for She-Hulk. Well, She-Hulk is a lawyer; was worth a try.

Must find someone who can make me animated icons. I have the pictures for "Supreme Power" and "redheads" icons, but no ability to do it for myself.
rivkat: Rivka as Wonder Woman (evil looks good)
( Nov. 22nd, 2004 11:41 pm)
I don't usually recommend fanfic, because I'm usually behind the curve -- if I've seen it and it's SV, anybody who might be interested has probably seen it as well. But Verism, if that's her name, doesn't seem to have an LJ -- correct me if I'm wrong, will you? And Luthor Detail and The 0100 were interesting short stories. The first is basically a sweet futurefic with a few very nice touches; the second is a crossover with "The 4400," though I don't think you need to know anything about the show for the story to work, and it starts off with the best observation about Clark's football playing I've seen and then goes someplace very different.

Oh, I am so far behind in my reviews. The stack on my desk is about three feet high. And the Deep Discount DVDs arrived today, tempting me away from writing ...

A little bit of fiction: Sean Stewart, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, F. Paul Wilson, Guy Gavriel Kay )



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