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Details on all my requests under the cut!
HINT: This also works as a Christmas/birthday/cheer Kat up list. You know, in case you were hoping to find such a thing :D:D:D

Rarepair Requests )


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Four Weddings And A Funeral

I Thought That Love Would Last Forever (I Was Wrong) - Charles/Matthew. The character voices are absolute spot on and the fic makes its point gently and  without preaching. If you loved the movie, you'll love this fic.



Hot Fuzz

After the Explosion, the Days - Danny/Nicholas. "there was sort-of-knowing and there was knowing-knowing". Nicholas catches up. Sweet and adorable.

DIY For Beginners - Danny/Nicholas. Danny is worried that London, not to mention a charming maler reporter, will tempt Nicholas away from Sandford. Clearly he needs to do something about it. Danny buying sex toys is possibly cuter than it has any right to be.

It's just like that scene in Lethal Weapon, only not
- Danny/Nicholas. Danny is acting strangely and Nicholas needs to do some detecting. Which he does, in his usual effective and methodical manner. This fic made me grin a lot, especially the whole thing about using Riggs and Murtaugh to talk about things without really talking about them.

Long Shot
- Danny/Nicholas. Gloriously awkward and sweet and perfect.



Jeeves and Wooster


Interference Part 1
and Part 2 - Jeeves/Wooster. This fic is kind of shockingly filthy and also more than a little twisted. And yet, even more shockingly, it is still entirely in character. I read half of this from between my fingers but read it I did because... incredibly well done.

Morning Glory
- Jeeves/Wooster. Man, even a handjob makes me blush furiously when it's this fandom and pairing. Bertie is his usual clueless self for all that he is enjoying the benefits of Jeeves' caretaking.

 

Primeval

Friday, I'm In Love - Nick/Stephen (Helen/Nick). There is an appalling lack of good Nick/Stephen fic out there. This one is full of angst and some entirely delicious flirting toward the end.



Sherlock

A Study In Blue
- John/Sherlock. Mmm breathplay and John being all authoritative. Yes please.



The O.C.

Line of Best Fit
- Ryan/Seth. Combination of two of my favourite things: best friends becoming lovers and a university setting. Seth is not running away, he just decides to go to St. Andrews University. Because of the lovely weather there, or something. This is a great read with good original characters and author's love for the setting coming through loud and clear.




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I hope you've enjoyed the rec spam this week. I still haven't gone through all my backlog so I might have to do some more binge reccing in the near future. Perhaps you'll endure it?

Vid Recs!

Mar. 26th, 2011 03:47 pm
kat_lair: (SGA - memories)

For those of you following the RL drama, I'm happy to report that I'm back home (since Thu night) and that my bathroom once more has a floor and other essential parts. [livejournal.com profile] moth2fic and her husband are very hospitable and generous people. My landlord is also mostly great except when he locks the bottom lock on my flat door, the one he never gave me a key for, forcing me and the cats stand in the hallway for 20mins, waiting for him to come and open the door. Sigh.

Then last night my upstairs neighbours invited me for drinks, which was... interesting. But nice. I had many drinks and by the time I made it to bed, world was spinning alarmingly. I'm pretty sure I texted [livejournal.com profile] pushkin666 something about flowers but I have no idea why or what it was about.

Aaaaaaanyway. I have many other things I'd like to ramble at you about, but I kind of feel like it's all boring to anyone who isn't in fact me.

So instead: recs. I also have soooooooooo many things to rec you that I'm going to have to spread them out. Today you'll get the vid recs, fic stuff another day.


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Vids Recs



Anything You Like - Primeval, Abby/Connor. Primeval can be louded for giving me one of the few het canon couples in TV that I actually like. No, not like. Adore. Because that's what they and this vid are: adorable. This is fun and flirty, the song choice works surprisingly well, and there are some hilarious jokes with lyris (Connor 'tries a little Freddie', it don't work out *snicker*). Finally, ngl, I'd bang Connor Temple like a church bell in a hurricane. Nnnggh. 

How Far We've Come - Primeval, Gen Team. This vid is in the same post as the above one. Oh teeeeeeeeeeeeeeam. I love, love this vid but watching it makes my heart ache (especially the Nick/Stephen scenes - yes, dammit STILL BITTER ABOUT THEM). Epic team goodness; good times, bad times, and all the love and friendship in between.

Extreme Ways - Hawaii Five-0, Danny/Steve. This is different from most of the other H50 vids I've seen. The washed-out effect on the colouring coupled with some interesting clip choices make this feel very... contained somehow, almost claustrophic. Danny and Steve, orbiting around each other, caught in the ugly never-ending fight that is their job. Unsettling.

One Week
- Hawaii Five-0, Danny/Steve. Steve has a history of taking of his shirt. Yes, of course. This song was made for this show. And well, every fandom ever, really (check e.g. the House M.D. vid to it I recced ages ago here). Nel's vids are consistenly awesome and this is no exception. The lyric/clip matching is funny and clever and the vid goes effortlessly between humour and serious moments, just like the song.

One Week
- Sherlock, John/Sherlock. Oh look. Here's the same song again, this time used for a different flaily couple of flailiness. Vid captures brilliantly the sheer absurdity of living with Sherlock Holmes and the fond if long-suffering way John deals with that. Also, the vid gets a  gold star for the best clips ever for the lyric 'boom anime babes that make me think the wrong thing' - I've seen it like three times now and that bit still makes burst into laughter.

War Drums - Sherlock, John character study. Oh my. Here's another song that happens to have another amazing vid made to it (recced here) so when I found a Sherlock vid using it, I had to watch. And wow. I am a huge fan of John who is much darker, harder and twisted than he lets the world to see, John who came back from the war changed, and not necessarily for the better. This vid portrays perfectly the kind of unhealthy mutual dependance between him and Sherlock; violent and exhilarating and scary. The ending is brilliant.

Thistle & Weeds - Stargate Atlantis, John character study. John has issues. Many, many issues. Some of those are about how fucking much he needs his team and exactly how far he'll go to keep them. This is an achy, yet oddly hopeful vid that makes my chest feel hollow and too full at the same time. The pace and editing are amazing and the vid just sweeps you along, relentless. There are sections here where the combination of the music, lyrics and the clip absolutely break me. 

Sigh No More - Stargate Atlantis, Gen Team. Same vidder, using another song from Mumford and Sons. This vid is life-affirming and uplifting. Like the song says: "the beauty of love as it was made to be". Gorgeous.

Pornstar Dancing
- Multi fandom. The vidder summarises it thusly: "Being a thoughtful, sensitive, and nuanced examination of gendered expressions and characterisations of desire. (Also known as: Let's Objectify Men.)" I feel that it is an entirely accurate description. Man flesh. Plenty of it. Bonus points for Domme Morgana putting men on their knees *approves hard*

True Who - Doctor Who. This is a Doctor Who intro credits done in style and to the music of True Blood. It works unexpctedly well, making the show seems pretty darn... sleazy. *g* I'd watch it! Delightful.

Fidelity - Life on Mars, Gene/Sam. Regina Spektor and LoM is an unexpected combination that somehow makes complete sense after you've seen this. Because Sam's emo is both angsty and hilarious, and utterly useless when faced with the force of nature that is Gene Hunt. There is somehing very charming about this vid that endears it to me greatly.

Some Peace - Angel the Series & Buffy the Vampire Slayer, various characters and canon relationships. Absolutely gorgeous look at the personal journeys of some of the key characters in the two shows. The song choice is excellent and there is a palpable feel of sacrifice and grief to the vid. There are no happy endings here, but there is maybe some peace.

Sleepwalker - The OC, Ryan/Seth. I've only seen a few episodes (and several fanvids) of this show, but once upon a time I binged myself on the all the good fic out there (sadly, not nearly enough). Anyway, this video, and Seth and Ryan, break my heart like I gathered the show breaked the hearts of its fans. Angst. Angst, angst, angst. But so, so beautiful. Like with many Fabella's vids there is a dream-like quality to this, with the backflash/memory sections effortlessly overlain with with the sections showing Ryan's bloody and bare-knuckled way of dealing with them. Painful but absolutely mesmerising. The song choice is inspired (love it when fandoms collide) and one of my favourites of Adam's as well.

Home Being Human (UK), ensemble, friendship (canon relationships). Spoilers for the whole series so far, so if you haven't seen the finale yet and don't want to be spoiled then don't watch. And when you do watch... Have a metric ton of tissues ready because this will make you fucking wail. Or at least it made me. Annie, George and Mitchell found a home with each other, if only for a while. A beautiful, heart-breaking/healing/breaking vid. I want so much OT4 fic now.



Vid Recs!

Mar. 26th, 2011 03:47 pm
kat_lair: (SGA - memories)

For those of you following the RL drama, I'm happy to report that I'm back home (since Thu night) and that my bathroom once more has a floor and other essential parts. [livejournal.com profile] moth2fic and her husband are very hospitable and generous people. My landlord is also mostly great except when he locks the bottom lock on my flat door, the one he never gave me a key for, forcing me and the cats stand in the hallway for 20mins, waiting for him to come and open the door. Sigh.

Then last night my upstairs neighbours invited me for drinks, which was... interesting. But nice. I had many drinks and by the time I made it to bed, world was spinning alarmingly. I'm pretty sure I texted [livejournal.com profile] pushkin666 something about flowers but I have no idea why or what it was about.

Aaaaaaanyway. I have many other things I'd like to ramble at you about, but I kind of feel like it's all boring to anyone who isn't in fact me.

So instead: recs. I also have soooooooooo many things to rec you that I'm going to have to spread them out. Today you'll get the vid recs, fic stuff another day.


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Vids Recs



Anything You Like - Primeval, Abby/Connor. Primeval can be louded for giving me one of the few het canon couples in TV that I actually like. No, not like. Adore. Because that's what they and this vid are: adorable. This is fun and flirty, the song choice works surprisingly well, and there are some hilarious jokes with lyris (Connor 'tries a little Freddie', it don't work out *snicker*). Finally, ngl, I'd bang Connor Temple like a church bell in a hurricane. Nnnggh. 

How Far We've Come - Primeval, Gen Team. This vid is in the same post as the above one. Oh teeeeeeeeeeeeeeam. I love, love this vid but watching it makes my heart ache (especially the Nick/Stephen scenes - yes, dammit STILL BITTER ABOUT THEM). Epic team goodness; good times, bad times, and all the love and friendship in between.

Extreme Ways - Hawaii Five-0, Danny/Steve. This is different from most of the other H50 vids I've seen. The washed-out effect on the colouring coupled with some interesting clip choices make this feel very... contained somehow, almost claustrophic. Danny and Steve, orbiting around each other, caught in the ugly never-ending fight that is their job. Unsettling.

One Week
- Hawaii Five-0, Danny/Steve. Steve has a history of taking of his shirt. Yes, of course. This song was made for this show. And well, every fandom ever, really (check e.g. the House M.D. vid to it I recced ages ago here). Nel's vids are consistenly awesome and this is no exception. The lyric/clip matching is funny and clever and the vid goes effortlessly between humour and serious moments, just like the song.

One Week
- Sherlock, John/Sherlock. Oh look. Here's the same song again, this time used for a different flaily couple of flailiness. Vid captures brilliantly the sheer absurdity of living with Sherlock Holmes and the fond if long-suffering way John deals with that. Also, the vid gets a  gold star for the best clips ever for the lyric 'boom anime babes that make me think the wrong thing' - I've seen it like three times now and that bit still makes burst into laughter.

War Drums - Sherlock, John character study. Oh my. Here's another song that happens to have another amazing vid made to it (recced here) so when I found a Sherlock vid using it, I had to watch. And wow. I am a huge fan of John who is much darker, harder and twisted than he lets the world to see, John who came back from the war changed, and not necessarily for the better. This vid portrays perfectly the kind of unhealthy mutual dependance between him and Sherlock; violent and exhilarating and scary. The ending is brilliant.

Thistle & Weeds - Stargate Atlantis, John character study. John has issues. Many, many issues. Some of those are about how fucking much he needs his team and exactly how far he'll go to keep them. This is an achy, yet oddly hopeful vid that makes my chest feel hollow and too full at the same time. The pace and editing are amazing and the vid just sweeps you along, relentless. There are sections here where the combination of the music, lyrics and the clip absolutely break me. 

Sigh No More - Stargate Atlantis, Gen Team. Same vidder, using another song from Mumford and Sons. This vid is life-affirming and uplifting. Like the song says: "the beauty of love as it was made to be". Gorgeous.

Pornstar Dancing
- Multi fandom. The vidder summarises it thusly: "Being a thoughtful, sensitive, and nuanced examination of gendered expressions and characterisations of desire. (Also known as: Let's Objectify Men.)" I feel that it is an entirely accurate description. Man flesh. Plenty of it. Bonus points for Domme Morgana putting men on their knees *approves hard*

True Who - Doctor Who. This is a Doctor Who intro credits done in style and to the music of True Blood. It works unexpctedly well, making the show seems pretty darn... sleazy. *g* I'd watch it! Delightful.

Fidelity - Life on Mars, Gene/Sam. Regina Spektor and LoM is an unexpected combination that somehow makes complete sense after you've seen this. Because Sam's emo is both angsty and hilarious, and utterly useless when faced with the force of nature that is Gene Hunt. There is somehing very charming about this vid that endears it to me greatly.

Some Peace - Angel the Series & Buffy the Vampire Slayer, various characters and canon relationships. Absolutely gorgeous look at the personal journeys of some of the key characters in the two shows. The song choice is excellent and there is a palpable feel of sacrifice and grief to the vid. There are no happy endings here, but there is maybe some peace.

Sleepwalker - The OC, Ryan/Seth. I've only seen a few episodes (and several fanvids) of this show, but once upon a time I binged myself on the all the good fic out there (sadly, not nearly enough). Anyway, this video, and Seth and Ryan, break my heart like I gathered the show breaked the hearts of its fans. Angst. Angst, angst, angst. But so, so beautiful. Like with many Fabella's vids there is a dream-like quality to this, with the backflash/memory sections effortlessly overlain with with the sections showing Ryan's bloody and bare-knuckled way of dealing with them. Painful but absolutely mesmerising. The song choice is inspired (love it when fandoms collide) and one of my favourites of Adam's as well.

Home Being Human (UK), ensemble, friendship (canon relationships). Spoilers for the whole series so far, so if you haven't seen the finale yet and don't want to be spoiled then don't watch. And when you do watch... Have a metric ton of tissues ready because this will make you fucking wail. Or at least it made me. Annie, George and Mitchell found a home with each other, if only for a while. A beautiful, heart-breaking/healing/breaking vid. I want so much OT4 fic now.



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[profile] sugaration asked a very pertinent question regarding the latest episode of ITV's Primeval: Is that a Spice Girls mug Stephen is drinking from while Helen writhes naked in his bed?




In conclusion: Primeval = even more cractastic than you thought.
kat_lair: (Default)

[profile] sugaration asked a very pertinent question regarding the latest episode of ITV's Primeval: Is that a Spice Girls mug Stephen is drinking from while Helen writhes naked in his bed?




In conclusion: Primeval = even more cractastic than you thought.
kat_lair: (Default)

Fandom Update

There’s a Finnish saying: “Kukas kissan hännän nostais, ellei kissa itse.” It translates roughly to “Who’s going lift the cat’s tail, if not the cat herself?” which seems like an excellent excuse for some self-promotion…

Oh people I have thingies for you, yes indeedy! I have been busy…

  • Posting Porny Music! Dirty, nasty songs just for you, go check it out. 
  • Squeeing about Connotations!!! OMG people, I’m going! For reals! I’ve sent the registration form and cheque and booked the accommodation! [personal profile] pushkin666 and myself are sharing a cottage, because it’s much cheaper than the hotel. We need two other people to share, so if you think talking about slashy shows and slash-fic writing with meeeeeee (and a lot of other people) 12-14 October in Tynemouth sounds like a fantastic idea, go check out the con website… Sharing the cottage with [personal profile] pushkin666 and yours truly for three nights will only cost £50 plus whatever we spend on food/drinks. *tempts F-list*
  • Sorting out the next four Themed Vid Recs of Doom, so you can anticipate a barrage of quality fanvids over the summer. I know a lot of you only d/l vids that are in the fandoms you know/follow, which while understandable, means you miss out on some fabulous stuff. Take a walk on the wild side! You might find something shiny…
  • Flailing like a big flaily thing, and making noises that cause bats to change course on five-mile radius, because someone/s *eyes F-list suspiciously* went and nominated four of my stories for a [profile] sgdiverse_award. So, Atlantis Santa, Five Things Carson and Rodney Share (and never thought they would), Simple Pleasures, and Unfair are all in the running, and the voting starts on the 15th and lasts until 30th. I’m not telling you this because I want you to go and vote for my stories. No, I’m telling you because you should go and check out all the fantastic stories nominated. [profile] sgdiverse_award is for the rarer m/m, f/f, and various three- or moresome slash stories (i.e. no het as main pairing and no McKay/Sheppard) and aims to showcase the best the fandom has to offer in these less-known categories. Go broaden your horizons people!
  • Finishing the last two of the meme answers. So, [personal profile] pushkin666 can expect to learn about my version of John Winchester and [profile] claudia_writes about hustler!Sam. I will post the answers over the next few days.
  • Working on mine and [profile] razorxrosary’s new [profile] anywhere_road Verse. There’s not much there yet, except the Verse synopsis in the community User Info and FAQs but once we start posting fics, I’ll pimp it to high heaven, because it’s the BEST THING EVER OMG. Seriously. Possibly even better than chocolate.
  • Writing fic! Really, really. Who knows, something may even get finished! o_O Currently I have five (yes, I counted: five. *facepalm*) Supernatural fics on the go and other smaller things in a variety of fandoms: SGA, House, Primeval (wtf, [personal profile] entangled_now I blame you), also maybe a little bit about the Doctor, Jack and the mysterious Unicorn… uhm, would anyone want to know more about that?

I’m all squeed out now (too much sugar first thing in the morning – mmmmm… pancakes…). I should possibly go write something suitably angsty and sad. Perhaps that SPN fic for the evil!Sam challenge where Dean has gone quietly crazy and lives imprisoned in a hotel room while the world is burning? Yeeeees… *rubs hands gleefully*
kat_lair: (Default)

Fandom Update

There’s a Finnish saying: “Kukas kissan hännän nostais, ellei kissa itse.” It translates roughly to “Who’s going lift the cat’s tail, if not the cat herself?” which seems like an excellent excuse for some self-promotion…

Oh people I have thingies for you, yes indeedy! I have been busy…

  • Posting Porny Music! Dirty, nasty songs just for you, go check it out. 
  • Squeeing about Connotations!!! OMG people, I’m going! For reals! I’ve sent the registration form and cheque and booked the accommodation! [personal profile] pushkin666 and myself are sharing a cottage, because it’s much cheaper than the hotel. We need two other people to share, so if you think talking about slashy shows and slash-fic writing with meeeeeee (and a lot of other people) 12-14 October in Tynemouth sounds like a fantastic idea, go check out the con website… Sharing the cottage with [personal profile] pushkin666 and yours truly for three nights will only cost £50 plus whatever we spend on food/drinks. *tempts F-list*
  • Sorting out the next four Themed Vid Recs of Doom, so you can anticipate a barrage of quality fanvids over the summer. I know a lot of you only d/l vids that are in the fandoms you know/follow, which while understandable, means you miss out on some fabulous stuff. Take a walk on the wild side! You might find something shiny…
  • Flailing like a big flaily thing, and making noises that cause bats to change course on five-mile radius, because someone/s *eyes F-list suspiciously* went and nominated four of my stories for a [profile] sgdiverse_award. So, Atlantis Santa, Five Things Carson and Rodney Share (and never thought they would), Simple Pleasures, and Unfair are all in the running, and the voting starts on the 15th and lasts until 30th. I’m not telling you this because I want you to go and vote for my stories. No, I’m telling you because you should go and check out all the fantastic stories nominated. [profile] sgdiverse_award is for the rarer m/m, f/f, and various three- or moresome slash stories (i.e. no het as main pairing and no McKay/Sheppard) and aims to showcase the best the fandom has to offer in these less-known categories. Go broaden your horizons people!
  • Finishing the last two of the meme answers. So, [personal profile] pushkin666 can expect to learn about my version of John Winchester and [profile] claudia_writes about hustler!Sam. I will post the answers over the next few days.
  • Working on mine and [profile] razorxrosary’s new [profile] anywhere_road Verse. There’s not much there yet, except the Verse synopsis in the community User Info and FAQs but once we start posting fics, I’ll pimp it to high heaven, because it’s the BEST THING EVER OMG. Seriously. Possibly even better than chocolate.
  • Writing fic! Really, really. Who knows, something may even get finished! o_O Currently I have five (yes, I counted: five. *facepalm*) Supernatural fics on the go and other smaller things in a variety of fandoms: SGA, House, Primeval (wtf, [personal profile] entangled_now I blame you), also maybe a little bit about the Doctor, Jack and the mysterious Unicorn… uhm, would anyone want to know more about that?

I’m all squeed out now (too much sugar first thing in the morning – mmmmm… pancakes…). I should possibly go write something suitably angsty and sad. Perhaps that SPN fic for the evil!Sam challenge where Dean has gone quietly crazy and lives imprisoned in a hotel room while the world is burning? Yeeeees… *rubs hands gleefully*

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