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06 June 2009 @ 03:05 am
things that i have found interesting lately  
summer_of_giles of course!

but also, check out this picspam comparing Angel the Series to Torchwood (be careful though, major spoilers for TW if you haven't seen the second season all the way through).  It may not be a perfect fit but it's kind of awesome anyway!

and i have finally fallen off the log and gone competely crazy becasue I'm reading American Idol RPS.  Yes, you heard me, I've read Adam/Kris and I'm actually admitting to it.  But that's because it's written by astolat, who could probably lure me into anything with her writing. And she just started the first square of idol kink bingo so my ticket to hell should be coming any day now.

And glimmergirl? I finally downloaded Merlin! I am hopping on that crazy train with you darling. They are so frigging slashable it's creapy and I'm only 3 episodes in. and oh my god the pretty.

you can tell my brain is taking a break, can't you?  I've also finished 1-8 of the Sookie Stackhouse novels, which were delightful brain candy that didn't hurt the way LKH / Anita Blake does. YAY.  And our house may be going up on the market tomorrow.  And we will probably have an open house on Sunday.  eek!
secondalto on June 6th, 2009 07:30 am (UTC)
You're not crazy. I swore that I wouldn't get sucked into Idol RPS, but astolat is such a fabulous writer... She had me reading Cook/Archuleta last year. *sigh*
my monkied brain: You Rockkatekat1010 on June 6th, 2009 01:01 pm (UTC)
thanks lady!! at least I'm not the only one. And I totally went back and read her Cook/Archuleta stuff just because it was so awesome (and cracktastic) :D
visualthinker11 / radio_silent: btvs- bffsvisualthinker11 on June 6th, 2009 11:33 am (UTC)
check out this picspam comparing Angel the Series to Torchwood

coolness! i haven't finished tw, but i'm so immersed in the spoilers that i have a pretty good idea of what went on. so i'm gonna go check this out!

also, i too have joined the merlin fantrain or whatnot. it is so ridiculous (in its treatment of the king athur legend), but so much fun. it also might not hurt that the slash basically writes itself. not that i write slash, but even still... : P
my monkied brainkatekat1010 on June 6th, 2009 06:59 pm (UTC)
YAY! enjoy pretty pictures!

and also, if you're curious about the ridiculous, icarusancalion wrote this really cool discussion of why the new Merlin is actually quite thoughtful (and not so bastardized as we might think).

Despite that, it is definitely cracky and the slash totally writes itself (and i'm only 3 eps in!)

and need a merlin icon or two... hmmm....
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my monkied brainkatekat1010 on June 6th, 2009 07:00 pm (UTC)
RECS!! RECS! please I would love love love them! I've read around some stuff, but really want more. Also, which communities are you finding good for fandomy stuff? I don't know where to go or what to do :D

And I can't wait - I will probably be looking at it today or tomorrow - we will see!

and i finally got to see Arthur's coat in action (instead of via screencap) and i so see what you're talking about! It is completely and utterly gorgeous on him, and of course anyone would eat him up in it.
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my monkied brainkatekat1010 on June 7th, 2009 07:28 pm (UTC)

Ok, so I've added the newsletter and will add some other things, and OMG I've totally read Drastically Redfining Protocol!!

Have you read any of astolat's Merlin fic? because I'm totally wishing she'd get back to writing more.

And you're right, I'd totally watched through ep4 when i was commenting but was thinking it was ep3! When is the unicorn one?

I will SOOOOO MAKE YOU ICONS! (although seriously, there are some really talented people making Merlin icons out there, and it's kind of daunting). But still, for you? And for glim!porn!! :D

and OMG i have to get a merlin icon STAT. *goes to look at graphics*
Professor Fancypants von Deth, Esq: Giles - sconedwg on June 6th, 2009 04:47 pm (UTC)
Ahhh, my f-list has been devoured by their love of Glambert. And I can see that he's a shiny boy and all, but there is nothing that can override my hatred of Idol.

BUT MERLIN! BEHOLD MERLIN AND ARTHUR'S SPECIAL GAY DESTINY! The dragon ships them sohard and Giles' everything is better than you. I covet Morgana's wardrobe, because she's got fierce costumes.
my monkied brainkatekat1010 on June 6th, 2009 06:05 pm (UTC)
Ahhh, my f-list has been devoured by their love of Glambert.

the problem is that once you take a hit, you TOTALLY CAN'T STOP. I'm trying though. Frigging Astolat.

And I KNOW THE DRAGON IS SO GAY FOR THEM!! And Giles is frigging awesome. I did this whole thing backwards becasue i started reading fic before I watched the show - so Morgana in fic is far more loopy than she is so far... but I AM LOVING IT. AND OH MY GOD THEY ARE SO GAY FOR EACH OTHER. Magical quest to save Merlin's life in ep 3? (which is where i'm up to). LOL.
Professor Fancypants von Deth, Esq: Avast!dwg on June 7th, 2009 05:16 am (UTC)
IT JUST GOES DOWNHILL FROM THERE. I'm pretty sure the show knows what it's doing and just keeps doing it anyway. In the face of all the slash that's going around, I totally support Giles Uther/Nimueh for the lusty wrong hatesex. Shooowwww ♥____♥

I started to read the fic before watching the show too -- I started with a modern day AU, Kingdom of the Blaggers by hackthis, and it all kind of unravelled from there. I'll second the rec for "Drastically Redifining Protocol" for reading as you go along with the watching.
my monkied brain: _hot boy kisskatekat1010 on June 7th, 2009 11:07 pm (UTC)
it does seem to me that BBC is more interested in catering to the fan audience than other networks. And hey, there's nothing wrong with that. And OMG, Uther/Nimueh hatesex? mmmmmm.

OOO - yay. Keeping the link for reading after I walk the puppy. And Drastically Redefining Protocol is filled with awesomesauce!
Arielkikucutie on June 7th, 2009 06:04 am (UTC)
Have you ever heard of the Mistborn Trilogy? It's a (sorta, kinda) low fantasy series that I've enjoyed reading since coming to Japan. It's been making its way through all of the local ALTs in my area, so I thought I'd pass it on if you were interested.