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you'll always be my friend. you know too much.

fluffyfrolicker and kwritten did it and I am a sheep. Helpless but to follow. Comment and tell me:

We can basically all reminisce and flail about everyone's awesomeness. #feels

Other stuff
---> FIRST AND MOST IMPORTANT, xx_pinkstar WHERE ARE YOU AND HAVE YOU READ THE NEWEST NARUTO CHAPTER YET? GO GO GO, I have been crying a lot on tumblr and I need more people to descend into a vortex of feelings with me.
---> I did not manage to see X-Men: Days of Future Past. Alas, the times never suited me during the weekday, and I refused to bus 2 hours to go and see it by myself.
---> However, I did finish watching Community s1 with its delightful colours and delightful relationships and delightful commentary. I'm still too easily squicked by the embarassment factor to continue watching, but let it be known that I concurr that Modern Warfare was a brilliant piece of television, and the show thus far as generally, if you couldn't tell, been great overall. I even found myself fond of Jeff/Annie though I went in refusing!! to be ~affected!! by them!! (But generally, all the relationships are delightful. Except Pierce and Chang, who I both find pretty gross.)
---> Also, Luther s1 and Alice/John. And Alice. And John. And everyone. The show is wonderfully compelling and well-written, and, excuse me, It's you who's right. There is love in the world. Best scene or creepiest scene, or best? It's also a remarkably pretty show. Watching it concurrently with Community makes me realise how shinily bright Community's colours are, while Luther is all full of negative space, a case of the aesthetics really fitting each show well.
---> I started a tumblr side blog. It has been my most successful venture on that site so far.
---> Reading Shingeki no Kyojin was a good life choice even though I will probably never sleep again. Never considered myself a horror fan, but damn. A series where I love everyone in this bar and would never, ever want to inhabit their world, EVER. But how could I not go for a series where a guy's ~greatest power was being "weak enough" to emphasize with other people, where the ~genius jerk is not, in fact, a jerk, but a professional, so many wonderful women, and never trying to simply things down. Basically everything I wanted from a horror war story.
---> Much time was spent reading sunclouds33 recent meta and not-so-recent meta. Of particular note, Xander Harris pairings (which I requested), Wesley/Lilah and Wesley/Angel (and like the shipper I am, I had to delurk and comment on the W/L parts) thoughts on Don/Betty (Mad Men) though I haven't watched much of the show, and some marvellous insight into the Dollhouse characters
---> The real reason I haven't been on LJ though is not tumblr. It's because I have been racing levelling-up in AdventureQuest (online game) for the past two months because I am obsessed like that.
---> Um. That's about it.
---> No, I lie. I'm not sure whether to be amused whether no one, apparently, knows what I ship. Tut.

Ok what has everyone else been up to?
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you gave me a forever within the numbered days (picspam) + meme

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Here, meme from sherrilina
1) Post a list of up to 20 books/movies/anime/TV shows/video games/bands that you've had an obsessive fannish love or interest in at some time in your life.

2) Have your f-list guess your favorite character/member from each item. And your OTP.

1. Naruto (2 characters | 2 pairings)
2. Fullmetal Alchemist (2 characters | 1 pairing)
3. Fushigi Yuugi/FY: Genbu Kaiden
4. Dollhouse
5. Doctor Who (2 characters | 1 pairing)
6. The Vampire Diaries /lol (1 character | 2 pairings)
7. Terminator: the Sarah Connor Chronicles
8. Avatar: the Last Airbender
9. BtVS/AtS
10. Star Wars
11. Marvel movieverse (2 characters, 1 pairing)
12. Ace Attorney
13. AdventureQuest
14. Final Fantasy 7 + spinoffs
15. Circle of Magic
16. Blue Bloods series
17. Wicked Lovely
18. Psy-Changeling
19. X-Men: Academy X/New X-Men
20. Vampire Academy/Bloodlines (2 characters, 3 pairings)

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otp: hold

30 days of ships (in one day) + fic

First off, awesome things that are awesome:

Fix It Comment Ficathon

+ I wrote something! For a different ficathon, but nevertheless, I wrote a thing.

she is mine and i am hers. vampire academy, lissa/rose. ~600 words. all ages. @ ao3, ffnet
Lissa did wonder, when she woke, what Rose had achieved in Europe. Had Rose managed to find the ancient beauty among the shadows? Did Rose have the time to think about geometric colours and bold colours, when she was without someone she loved?

Lissa found it difficult enough.

For the impromptu ficathon. Set during Blood Promise. Lissa ruminates and misses her best friend.

I have a break for the next two weeks! Once I finish two assignments, anyway. (This is why I'm on el jay - every time I look at the assignment I have the urge to open up another browser tab.) But because of that, I decided to do a ship meme 'cos I am me. Created by leobrat and used by me to see exactly how much many tags I could conceivably fit onto a post.

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otc: incredible

but i must (bsg + the borgias ships)

1) Guys - in case you haven't noticed my focus in the past couple of days - I need you to tell me to get out of the Naruto ship wars on tumblr. Right now I'm just browsing through, but then yesterday I started a side tumblr just to archive all the flames I see*. I am this close to reblogging with snarky comments that will definitely be seen. SAVE ME.

* it is scary how quickly things become ferocious. There has been ship warring, old grudges, cyberbullying, and sockpuppet accusations already and it's just three days down the line and still going strong.

2) Meme from sherrilina

I'll pick one of your fandoms. Post a pic or gif for all your ships.

Feel free to either suggest fandoms for me, or ask for fandoms.

sherrilina gave me The Borgias and Battlestar Galactica

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3) One of my srs business friends at high school, who recently moved to the other side of the country (boooo) to start her post-graduate degree, came back for a visit recently.

And told me she'd started reading Pirates of the Caribbean fanfiction. Until 1am in the morning.
And that she was def. a Jack/Elizabeth shipper. We discussed this. In public. While having coffee.
And asked me for fandoms I thought she'd like to read fanfic in - I suggested Austen and she asked me for sites.
And I was on the verge of telling her about Dobby/Dumbledore fanfiction before realising (1) we were in public and (2) this is not the sort of thing said out loud.

Hahaha, what is this "fandom secrecy" thing people are always talking about.
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What do you mean making unclear statements to continue ship wars isn’t fun? (naruto 675)

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Talking meme - done
1. Psy-Changeling
2. Patterns in my shipping
3. Crossovers I want
4. Under-used female characters
5. Favourite ships for the Doctor and Rose (not each other). Oh, and fav desserts

Lets end with two memes, with minimal effort involved for everyone:

1) What are three ships you associate with me?

2) Give me a character and I will give you two ships involving them that I like, and one that I hate.
ot3: naruto

oh tumblr, never change

So apparently there are "anti-shipping" communities on tumblr? Not just rants, but people who enthusiastically and earnestly call themselves "anti-shippers" with precisely the same air as someone would call themselves a shipper?

In related news: That moment when you find people who ship exactly the same things as you, but in ways that make you want to tear your hair out. They'll make 50+ posts defending their favourite female character for her unrequited feelings, and follow it up by bashing the other female character in the love triangle for her unrequited feelings for the same dude. The actual flood of fanfics where B is brutally rejected by their love interest because of A's ~special bond~ with said man? A bond, I might add, that doesn't actually exist in canon? Gross. And remarkably transparent.

And then the male characters in what is actually a love square get roundly bashed as well, because why not. At least this fandom's consistent.

ETA: Small edit to make the paragraph easier to understand.
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age like fine wine

I've been going on a fanfiction reading spree over the last few days, and while rereading some favourites from a couple of years ago I've found myself absolutely cringing. If I had read those stories now, I'd probably stop in the first few chapters and forgotten them, or given myself a head ache with how angry they make me. (Which would kind of defeat the purpose of reading fanfiction in the first place.) Admittedly, some of it's because I never noticed minor grammatical errors, but how did I not realise how OOC everyone was? Of course, this is hardly the first time it's happened throughout the years. There are plenty of stories I've dropped halfway because my tastes changed, not because of a subjective drop in quality, or stories I reread and realised were much more thoughtful and lovely than I'd understood at first. But it's been a while since I read anything prolifically, so it's stood out to me.

Admittedly, the fandom I've been reading for isn't the... best example of a mature fandom. The most popular stories are generally about elevating the main character to ridiculous proportions and torturing the characters they dislike, and 99.9% of stories have some form of "but THIS girl is great because she's not the least bit girly, unlike ALL OF THOSE OTHER HORRIBLE, SHALLOW, PRETEEN FANGIRLS (who deserve to have their dreams crushed because SHALLOW)" and it's... irritating. With my annoyance at this canon, I keep forgetting that most of fandom is 10000x worse. Three guesses on which fandom this is.

Look, I thought I had a few hundred thousand awesome stories to peruse... but I hadn't read fic for this fandom for so long, it's an unpleasant shock.

Anyone felt something similar? Going through old fics you loved and then... hating them?

+ magisterequitum, IVY AND VASIC, have you read the newest excerpt?
dw: companions

favourite desserts and doctor/rose. not entirely related.

Two topics for redcirce!

If you had to ship the Doctor and Rose with another fictional character, in universe or out, who would it be and why?

This one is easy, because I do ship them both with other characters.

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Favourite dessert foods

Honestly, I'm not super into desserts. I wasn't brought up with a "dessert" dish, and actually can't name more than a handful of desserts. There are only three desserts I can truly say I love:

- Ice cream. Berry, chocolate, anything that will melt on my tongue, because mmmmm.

- Frozen yogurt. See above.

- Fruit salad. Because it's easy to make, and I could probably live on them. I'm incredibly lazy when it comes to preparing food, so it's simple salads (pears + apples, possibly + oranges, no dressing, sometimes grapes, kiwifruit) made of whatever I can rustle up that I have the most.

underused female characters

Today is kwritten's topic for my talking meme:

Female characters you feel are underused by their universe and one AU for each that you feel would show off their awesome or more understated attributes (or - the fic you'd like to see written about them in/out of Universe)

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Here, have a meme I snagged from horatios

Give me a fandom and I'll tell you which characters I would

# Push off a cliff
# Frick frack
# Marry
# Set on fire
# Wrap a blanket around
# Be roommates with

And if I’m not in the fandom, I’ll go by what I’ve learned from tumblr