eruthros: Olivia from Fringe looking out at the camera (Fringe - Olivia on the right)
fandom: Fringe/The X-Files
words: 5100
rating: makeouts, no explicit sex
contains: references to X-Files and Fringe-style body horror, mostly offscreen
notes: For [personal profile] lilacsigil as part of [community profile] femslash11. Thanks to [personal profile] thingswithwings for beta and for suggesting "red menace" when I was stumped.

summary: Walter waves his doughnut in the general direction of the desiccated corpses and the cocoon, spraying Broyles' coat with powdered sugar. "You know, this reminds me of Dana's description of prehistoric bug attacks some years ago."

as companionable as solitude )
eruthros: llamas! (llamas)
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: Farscape: John and Harvey in bunny suits (FS - John and Harvey in bunny suits)
So I was thinking about the [community profile] kink_bingo mini-challenge for this month as I was editing the kink wiki and putting in examples. And then I thought, wow, actually, I can think of a whole bunch of characters who dressed up in fursuits orfeather-suits! I should make an iconset of them to demonstrate how prevalent it is! So then I did.

There are 32 35 icons (thanks [personal profile] sabinetzin!) of people in fur/feathersuits under the cut: Mythbusters, Life on Mars, Boston Legal, Buffy, Middleman, Gravitation, and Farscape.

Sample:
001
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furry iconset )

Aaaaand then I thought, while I'm uploading icons, I'll put up some Misc Iconage that I've done recently. This set includes Mytbusters kink icons, Doctor Who, Star Trek TOS, Leonard Nimoy and William Shatner, Rachel Maddow, Yellow Submarine, Hustle, White Coollar, Lord of the Rings (!), X-Files, Nichelle Nichols and Zoe Saldana, some stock photos of photography and tomatoes, and an educational comic from the 1950s.

I don't even know what all of these were for! )
eruthros: Delenn from Babylon 5 with a startled expression and the text "omg!" (B5 - Delenn OMG)
1. You guys, this is serious fandom BFF FAIL. Why did none of you tell me that Mira Furlan, Delenn on B5, is a recurring character on Lost? Why didn't you tell me that she plays a recurring character named Rousseau, who runs around the jungle in a tank-top being incredibly hot and competent? WHY? Because this is AWESOME.

I mean, Ivanova and Scully were totally my 90s TV girlfriends, but I loved Mira Furlan as Delenn with a desperate love. She's amazing; she was the only person who could deliver ten minutes of exposition and have me with her emotionally the whole way. When she cried, she ripped my heart out. And then she didn't get much work in North America after B5 -- wrong accent, too old, whatever.

AND NOW. She gets to play Rousseau. She gets to storm around a Hawaiian island being all crazy-with-gun, and determined, and, once again, managing to deliver ten minutes of solid exposition (about conspiracy theories, yet!) and have me entirely with her. MIRA FURLAN YOU GUYS. SHE IS HOT LIKE BURNING. WHY DID NO ONE TELL ME.

I actually phoned up [livejournal.com profile] thingswithwings, who I've been making watch B5, and who watched Lost for two seasons, all "how could you not knoooowwww?"

2. Um. This is the embarrassing part. I have now watched three episodes of Lost.

See, I was burned by the X-Files, so Lost looked entirely like "oh, sure you have a plan, Chris Carter" part II. And I didn't watch it.

Only yesterday? Yeah, yesterday I watched the first Rousseau episode. WITH MIRA FURLAN WHO IS HOT LIKE BURNING AND AMAZING AND DID I MENTION FIFTY-THREE YEARS OLD AND THEY'RE LETTING HER GO GRAY IN A SEXY WAY. Ahem. And then I watched a second episode, because [livejournal.com profile] thingswithwings already had it and also because Mira Furlan, hello.

And then I was like, wait, maybe this would make more sense if I knew who these other characters are. Maybe I should do that before I watch all the Mira Furlan episodes. And I decided that, actually, it is now five and a half years after the series finale of the X-Files, and I've come to terms with it. So Lost doesn't have a plan: I won't expect one! No expectations, no faith. That's my motto.

I find it far more embarrassing to have just watched the series premiere of Lost, than to have watched two random episodes just for Mira Furlan.

3. Actually, I find watching the series premier of Lost more embarrassing than having recently watched the Hercules: TLJ episodes in which Michael Hurst (Iolaus) cross-dresses and plays the Widow Twanky, a dance instructor. No, really. They're awesome and amazing. Really. Really!

Actually, quite possibly the best vid I have seen lately is Mary Crawford's use of these episodes in Holding Out For a Hero -- no, REALLY -- to tell a story in which I occupy the queer male gaze really, really hard. Because she uses all the bits where Hercules is chased by women and naked and it's framed by the Widow Twanky-who-is-Iolaus, and it's amazing. Seriously, check it out.
eruthros: Delenn from Babylon 5 with a startled expression and the text "omg!" (Default)
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]
eruthros: SG1: Daniel Jackson, text: "I never wanted to be an archaeologist... I wanted to be a lumberjack!"  (SG1 - A Lumberjack!)
So! [livejournal.com profile] graycastle and I have decided that we need to do a project. A very important project. A project that will represent the spirit and ideas of individual fandoms.

We want to find two-second clips from shows that say what those shows really mean. Ideally only one character.

This thought, see, was precipitated by me trying to explain the premise of the Sentinel, and then playing the first few minutes of the Sentinel, and then pausing it on a certain line to say "... well, actually, that kinda sums it up right there."

The line was Jim, talking to the SWAT guys at the beginning of the episode. He looked anxious and armed, and he said "Do you smell that?" That, my friend, is the Sentinel.

We decided that Fraser's first-came-to-Chicago was too obvious for due South, and [livejournal.com profile] graycastle voted for "Ray. Ray. Ray. Ray. Ray. If you don't mind." I voted for "Hi, dad. How're you?" "I'm dead, son. Other than that, do you mean?" Except it's two characters, woe.

And my Buffy choice is, of course, "All right, I get it, you're evil. Do we have to chat about it all day?"
eruthros: Probe: Austin leaning against a blackboard, text "proto-Mulder" (Probe - Austin proto-Mulder)
Sorta GIPy, I guess. Best quality image I could find, unfortunately.

Austin James (of Probe, a 1980s show which lasted a total of seven hours) is totally the proto-Mulder. He's "slightly schizophrenic." He doesn't care if he asks people horrible questions as long as he gets the truth. He doesn't sleep in a bed. He has no social skills. He doesn't trust anyone. He has an eidetic memory. He believes he's always right. And he gets to deadpan dialogue like "do I believe it's a energy manifestation from another plane?" He picks locks. He loses cars. His sidekick says things like "why won't you give up?" and he says "because I'm right." Also, look at that leaning in an office chair in the icon. I think my point's been made.

When he explains why he's doing what he's doing he says things like "Nobody knows. But the answers are here. In this room. And I'm going to find them. That's what kind of place this is. It's the universe! It's everything." And he explains how a pilot's plane crashed, but the skull showed that he was killed with an icepick before the crash, but no-one saw anyone else on the plane, and anyway if someone else was there they would have died in the crash. And then goes on to say that it's a mystery, and he's going to solve it completely. So, yes. Proto-Mulder.

The first episode even involves a computer gone mad and killing people. Elevators are involved, and talking to the computer, and the computer kills its creator, and didn't I see that on the first season of the X-Files?

Anyway, in looking for pictures from the show I found some fanfiction. Some of it by people who also see the Probe and XF connection... only they do it with crossovers.

Angela W. wrote XF/Probe and LG/Probe crossovers: Access Denied and Three for Texas. Het warning. MARRIAGE het. MSR and marriage, even. Oy.

Vesper also wrote an LG/Probe crossover. Until It's Gone. Apparently the idea of getting Byers and Austin James to work together is irrestistable to certain people. Also het.

And a Probe songvid. No, really. I haven't watched it yet. The idea's almost too disturbing. *g*
eruthros: Delenn from Babylon 5 with a startled expression and the text "omg!" (Default)
I want to write, or at least joke about writing, the following crossover:

X/X/X Smallville XXX.

That would be X-Files/X-Men/Xena/Smallville/XXX.

I've never even seen XXX, but I'm not letting that stop me. And I'm gonna do it without AU-ing a single universe, see if I don't. tiny spoilers for Smallville's current season )

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