eruthros: llamas! (llamas)
2011-03-29 08:56 pm

guess which character wrote that secret

For my birthday this past weekend, I got the flu. Now I am achey and tired and cranky and fever-and-chills-y and hard-to-focus-y and I can't read fic and I screwed up the decreases in my knitting like twelve times yesterday because I couldn't count.

So I thought it was time to post a guessing-fannish-stuff meme!

Some months ago, [personal profile] aria posted a bunch of post secret-style secrets from the POV of various characters, and asked people to guess who wrote which secret. At the time I thought it was a great idea, and wanted to turn it into a meme (again), but then it took me a long time to make any secrets, and also to come up with secrets, and anyway I'm bad at getting around to posting things, so I just stuck them over in posts-to-maybe-make-someday. But today is clearly a good day for it!

Behind the cut: forty-some secrets by characters from twenty-some fandoms; includes text descriptions )

One NSFW secret is here, under a separate cut )

I'd love to play in your versions, too! )

ETA: There are two secrets left unguessed (counting the ones where someone made an awesome guess, but nobody guessed what I'd originally intended): #7 and 41. So I thought I'd narrow down the fandoms somewhat; the remaining ones come from: Stargate SG-1 and Nintendo video games.
eruthros: kink: a woman in handcuffs (kink: handcuffs)
2010-05-17 04:21 pm

a whole bunch of kink bingo prizes

It's prizes day over at [community profile] kink_bingo! I made nine prizes for people, all of which are linked here.

I made three podfics, all of which are hosted on megaupload.

Backseat driver in a car of love by [personal profile] gloss
Prize: Arbitrary Mod Prize for Most Wicked Awesome Use of DIY Kink
Details: Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Pineapple Express, Devon/Oz + Saul, fucking machines
Size: 18 minutes, 8 MB
Download: in mp3 or in m4b

Listening to Hear Where You Are by [personal profile] frostfire
Prize: Arbitrary Mod Prize for Best Adaptation of Kink to Characters Who Live on a Motherfucking Spaceship
Details: Star Trek: AOS, Kirk/Spock/Uhura, crossdressing
Size: 45 minutes, 21 MB
Download: in mp3 or in m4b

Culture Thing by [personal profile] sabinetzin
Prize: Arbitrary Mod Prize for Best GGG
Details: Stargate: Atlantis, John/Ronon, film/photography
Size: 4.5 minutes, 2 MB
Download: in mp3 or in m4b

And four covers/banners under these cuts:

It Creeps Up On You by pocketmouse )

Blood Shift by toft )

Clysterfuck by bitter_crimson )

Rough Trade by blue_soaring )

And finally two iconsets made as blackout prizes:

for okubyo_kitsune )

for softly_sweetly )

And that's all for this year!
eruthros: Delenn from Babylon 5 with a startled expression and the text "omg!" (Default)
2010-05-13 02:48 pm

SGA in ten minutes or less

I have decided that my experience of SGA fandom can be summed up by three vids:

Another Sunday by [livejournal.com profile] jescaflowne This is for unicorns and rainbows and beanie babies and girl scout cookies and ridiculous AUs and also for laughing at ourselves for taking this show and these actors and especially Joe Flanigan seriously.

What is Eternal? by [livejournal.com profile] gnine This is for taking this show and these actors seriously. And ironically. At the same time. Like, I do sincerely believe in Rodney's manpain! And also it's hilarious. I feel like watching this vid is so much like my experience in SGA fandom, because [livejournal.com profile] gnine totally makes me buy it, and does these amazing cuts between current!Atlantis and future!Atlantis, and the bit about "judged on a scale that's been heavily weighted" makes me sniffle every time, and it really makes me believe in the team OT4. But then I kind of love it ironically, too, and can't believe that I'm taking it seriously.

Faggot by Gabby ([livejournal.com profile] sextagteam). And this is for John Sheppard, the guy who is totally wrong for the action-hero lead, for the commander of a military base, for the military at all. And yet there he is, being a big queer weirdo, throwing himself into suicide missions, always aware of the ways in which he doesn't quite fit. ILU John Sheppard, thanks for making a fandom for me! Also, notice how I've come around again to taking Joe Flanigan seriously? I'd better go watch Another Sunday again.

(Actually that reminds me that I have this theory that John Sheppard's character can be summed up by Faggot, [livejournal.com profile] hollywoodgrrl's Evening on the Ground, and [personal profile] thingswithwings's a lieutenant colonel is being beaten -- what's he's reacting to and what he does with it, and what he thinks of himself, and what he wants.)
eruthros: Mythbusters screenshot of Jamie blushing red and laughing (Mythbusters - Jamie having an emotion)
2010-02-22 11:16 pm

I <3 polls

[personal profile] thingswithwings is running an important poll of importance on the characters who are best and worst at dirty talk.

I am hugely amused by the fact that the current front runners for "worst at dirty talk" are:
a ROBOT with NO EMOTIONS
an ANGEL with NO CORPOREAL BODY
and JOHN SHEPPARD.

Oh, John Sheppard.
eruthros: Delenn from Babylon 5 with a startled expression and the text "omg!" (FF + Dinosaur comics = best icon ever)
2009-03-22 10:00 pm

Dear the internet,

For reasons that don't need exploring at this juncture, I've been working on various image stuff. As a result, I have a bunch of queries for people who remember tv better than I do.

1) Jack O'Neill tied up. The look: Black t-shirt, green bdu pants, collar, chains, arms held behind his back by a pole. The context: offworld? There are Jaffa involved, I think? And I think it's in season six or seven? Possibly? I know this one exists, I just can't find it.

2) I don't know that this one exists, but what the hey, it might. Do Gunn and Lindsey ever point guns or crossbows or other weapons at each other?

3) What would be the best HP film to go to, if I were looking for Snape, Draco, and Harry alone or foregrounded together in the same frame?

And a wild card:

4) What is your favorite (accidental or intentional) phallic visual gag?
eruthros: Delenn from Babylon 5 with a startled expression and the text "omg!" (SGA - spunkiest girl)
2009-03-17 04:50 pm

A story about fannish brains

So, [livejournal.com profile] thingswithwings and I were getting groceries this morning when we walked past an Irish pub doing its St. Patrick's Day celebration. We got about five paces past the sandwich board advertising their menu and suddenly stopped, turned and looked at each other, and said "did you just see that?"

So I went back and took a picture. Which I reproduce here with commentary )
eruthros: Delenn from Babylon 5 with a startled expression and the text "omg!" (BtVS cheeseman nonsense)
2009-03-17 03:47 pm

A true story that is true

In which [livejournal.com profile] thingswithwings and I finally realize the TRUTH about the scifi channel's monster movies. The horrifying, Philip-K-Dickian truth.

frightening details behind the cut )
eruthros: Delenn from Babylon 5 with a startled expression and the text "omg!" (Default)
2009-01-13 05:18 pm

Cafe playlist

So, this morning I was sitting in a cafe, doing some reading and sipping an iced soy latte. (Because it is apocalyptic weather here in the Bay Area, where we are worried about drought and about fires already in January.)

And Johnny Cash's Mercy Seat started playing. "Hee," I thought, because it always reminds me of [livejournal.com profile] lim's amazing John Sheppard vid I Am/Lamb.

So I'm listening to Johnny Cash tell me about a crime of which he's totally innocent, you know, and doing my crossword puzzle.

And then ... wtf? The next song on the playlist is Iron and Wine's Evening on the Ground. Or, as I think of it, [livejournal.com profile] hollywoodgrrl's Evening on the Ground. ALSO a John Sheppard vid, also awesome.

When the next song to play was Iggy Pop's "I Wanna Be Your Dog," I nearly choked on my latte. John Sheppard again? This time in [livejournal.com profile] thingswithwings's a lieutenant colonel is being beaten?

Seriously, guys, if I was not listening to some barrista's vid songs playlist, that she used to enjoy fannishness while at work, I don't know what was going on -- that's one heck of a coincidence: three genres, three eras, connected only as Awesome John Sheppard vids.

I should totally have asked the barrista on duty whose mix CD it was. I could've made a new fannish friend!
eruthros: Delenn from Babylon 5 with a startled expression and the text "omg!" (Default)
2008-12-11 09:58 pm

Stargate Atlantis: Master Detective

So for [livejournal.com profile] thingswithwings's birthday yesterday, I decided to combine two of her great loves: board games and Stargate Atlantis. I thought that I might be able to design a Stargate-themed board game all her own. And here is [livejournal.com profile] thingswithwings's present, Stargate Atlantis: Master Detective, which is a graft of SGA onto the basic framework of a game of Clue. So, yes, Hermiod in Teyla's Room with the Drone Weapon.

How I made the game, low-res jpeg shots of the cards and board, and the assembly file with high-res versions if you want to build your own SGA Clue game under this here cut )

So there you go: the story of how I clearly went a little bit over the top. Maybe.
eruthros: Delenn from Babylon 5 with a startled expression and the text "omg!" (Default)
2008-08-26 03:36 pm

random observation on SGA

So yesterday I got together with [livejournal.com profile] thingswithwings and watched all six episodes of SGA that I missed, what with being in the Middle of Nowhere. (It was ... kinda a slog, you guys, six episodes in a row. Especially since we got the vividcon vids in the middle of the day, thus necessitating some vid watching as well.)

So here is something I have observed about Woolsey. And John. Behind this cut here )

Next in line: six episodes of Doctor Who. I'll get there! And then I can watch "Handlebars" and other Vividcon vids! It'll be awesome.
eruthros: Delenn from Babylon 5 with a startled expression and the text "omg!" (Default)
2008-05-20 09:10 pm

Fusion!

Best John/Rodney fusion EVER (today): PC/MAC. With John as Mac and Rodney as PC. NO REALLY. THINK ABOUT IT.

[Poll #1191230]
eruthros: Delenn from Babylon 5 with a startled expression and the text "omg!" (Default)
2008-04-19 11:23 pm

THESE ARE THE THINGS I THINK ABOUT

[Poll #1174004]

Imagine if, instead of having to fight himself at the end of Doppelganger, John had had to talk about his FEEEEEEELINGS with himself.
View Answers

awesome
0 (0.0%)

superawesome
7 (53.8%)

da da da da daaaaaaaa, da da da da daaaaaaaaaa, WHO YOU GONNA CALL?
6 (46.2%)
eruthros: Delenn from Babylon 5 with a startled expression and the text "omg!" (Default)
2008-03-18 07:11 pm

Random fannish things!

When [livejournal.com profile] thingswithwings and I were watching a recent Smallville vid, that I billed to her as "awesome but kind of weird because I don't recognize half the clips in it," I pointed to a scene where Lex and Clark were on either side of a stained glass door panel. "Look! Separated by stained glass!" "Ah-ha," said [livejournal.com profile] thingswithwings, "on Smallville, slash is what happens when you take away the stained glass."* Then we agreed that this was a perfect description of the way the show works: just plain glass isn't enough. Then you can see what's on the other side!

(See, we're collecting Separated By Glass moments. These include, among others, the fabulous ice-wall in X2, and various people in hazmat suits, and things like that, but I also want to include Daniel in "Meridian." Because I think that Daniel/Death is really the SG1 OTP.** Daniel is separated from his death by glass! Daniel breaks through the glass trying to reach his desires! Daniel gazes longingly at ascension! He and ascension totally pass the broccoli test!)

Speaking of people who pass the broccoli test, we also watched a Once a Thief vid ("When I'm Up," by Lynn, Jill, and Kay, available here and determined that Vic and Mac have demonstrated on multiple occasions that they pass the broccoli test, but only when the broccoli is a gun. Or possibly a large knife, or a chainsaw.

Also, that vid made us want to go back and watch Once a Thief again, because seriously: trampoline fights. Chainsaw fencing. Stuck-on-top-of-a-just-married-car. Fighting with clowns. Moonwalking! Pop-up windows like we're in a VH1 music video! Two different endings to the series! Why Once a Thief is not in multi vids all the time for the hilarious visuals I don't know.

ALSO also, we were discussing what urban legends in Pegasus must be like. "Then he was passing by the gate, and three stones came through: tap, tap, tap" etc. And I said, okay, but the problem with an urban legends challenge is that there'll be a lot of stuff that's basically a direct translation of an urban legend into Pegasus. "Like," I said, "there's a serial killer in the backseat of the puddlejumper!" *pause* "It was John."

***
* This is also true of John Sheppard. For example, the stained glass door to the gym closing on John in "Hot Zone" -- Atlantis and the Ancients say "no, John, you can't have that, and you can't even see it." Just saying.

** Also, John/pain is totally the SGA OTP. And unlike other OTPs? This one is acknowledged by the camera and the writing all the time! (See [livejournal.com profile] thingswithwings's proof in her vid here.)
eruthros: Delenn from Babylon 5 with a startled expression and the text "omg!" (Default)
2008-02-28 09:59 pm

Pluck or die! No, no, wait, duck or die!

Excerpt:

[livejournal.com profile] thingswithwings: I sort of want to make a ____ or die challenge, where ____ has to rhyme with fuck
[livejournal.com profile] thingswithwings: so there could be duck or die
[livejournal.com profile] thingswithwings: luck or die

/ excerpt

In which eruthros and thingswithwings have an important conversation about ____-or-die )

Your turn! Pintuck or die, the story where Rodney and John must participate in strange Pegasus versions of Project Runway? You know there are a bazillion more out there!
eruthros: Delenn from Babylon 5 with a startled expression and the text "omg!" (Default)
2008-01-30 08:25 pm

Cross-fandom pollination: Seaquest and SGA

In which we discuss:
1) how Peter DeLuise learned his scifi politics playing a genetically-engineered janitor on Seaquest. (Peter DeLuise directed, produced, and wrote various bits of Stargate SG-1 and SGA between 1999 and the end of season ten of SG-1.)
2) why some situations call for a B-Movie version of Lee Edelman.
3) the disconcerting correlations between characters who don't use contractions.

This is cleaned-up IM-discussion, meaning that it's full of playing with these topics rather than really fleshing them out.

Dagwood! Stargate Atlantis! Genetic engineering! And other topics as well. )
eruthros: Delenn from Babylon 5 with a startled expression and the text "omg!" (Default)
2008-01-16 11:09 am

This is how we are dorks.

So when [livejournal.com profile] thingswithwings and I get together, we do cracktastic combined fannishness. (Some of you are probably familiar with the particular kind of cracktastic that happens on this sofa. Especially when it's Stargate-related.)

Yesterday, we had a spot of trouble opening a jar of honey and began to tell each other the kinds of jokes we imagined Atlanteans telling. And unlike our normal practice, we actually wrote them down and could remember them later! [livejournal.com profile] thingswithwings has posted them here: A priest, a rabbi, and an ATA user walk into a bar....

So! That is where you should go if you want to know what happens when SGA-1 walks into a bar. Or what happens when an anthropologist, a botanist, and Rodney McKay are offworld together.
eruthros: Delenn from Babylon 5 with a startled expression and the text "omg!" (Default)
2007-11-24 03:43 pm

These articles suck.

So, it's time for a round of assertions. These are the rules that I've just made up, and I'm backing them up with a gun that I ... borrowed from the national rifle association.

1. Form an assertion founded on "if." ("If X were a Y, it would be Z." "If X went to school, it would do Q.")
2. Back it up with some evidence. From youtube. You know. "Evidence."
3. Pass the buck.
4. Comment on other assertions.

Ready? Okay.

If John Sheppard were a lead singer, he'd totally be David Byrne running laps around the stage during the guitar breaks.



Look! See? There he is jumping up and down and doing awkward arm gestures and, not incidentally, singing "Life During Wartime."

I've proved my point. Your turn!
eruthros: Delenn from Babylon 5 with a startled expression and the text "omg!" (Default)
2007-11-18 02:36 pm

Interventions

So I was having one of those conversations you have with fannish friends. You know. [livejournal.com profile] thingswithwings was telling me a story idea, and she said, god, what am I even doing, somebody's gonna stage an intervention any day now. And I, of course, pointed out that this was Stargate: Atlantis, and that you probably couldn't get an intervention for anything less than "the story in which Rodney and John sit in the office all day without talking to each other and just do paperwork," and perhaps not even then.

So, guys, what does it take to get an intervention in SGA? How far do you have to go?

Like, imagine your fannish friend who's been with you for the last three fandoms. You even bailed out of the X-Files at the same time! It has been so wonderful and lovely. But now she's gone a little bit off the rails in this wild and crazy SGA fandom.

[Poll #1090767]