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26 May 2009 @ 11:45 pm
A short list of things  
HAPPY BIRTHDAY hogwartsvixxxen ! I hope you have a wonderful day, and thank you for all the support and brightness you bring to the world. I hope this year is better and easier for you than last!

And now, a few links across my flist.
annafugazzi  has a brilliant link that shows why George Takei is an international treasure right here.
* The ever-lovely dysonrules  has her post of anti-wank here. It is a place of much niceness!
* Filled with joy and glee about things you have read in the HP fandom that were H/D or Next Gen? Share the happy! Funky Faynia's list of all things AS/S is here.  Marvy Maggie's list of all other Next Gen and Crossover fics is here. And Brilliant Bryoney's list of H/D recs is here. While we're on the topic, can anyone point me in the direction of the best R/S?
* That stylish young artist raitala  has been hosting an extensive conversation on our experiences with being new and older in fandom. The comments are fascinating! If you have a spare half hour, take a read through here.

Must dash off to work on a beta, and the apparently Giant Instructions On Writing for the lovely gh, who knows who she is.

calanthe_fics on May 26th, 2009 03:09 pm (UTC)
*thinks I am miffed because I'm not gh*
blamebramptonblamebrampton on May 26th, 2009 03:14 pm (UTC)
Oh, like you need writing instructions :-P
calanthe_fics on May 26th, 2009 03:17 pm (UTC)

Did you have your fingers crossed when you said that?!

blamebramptonblamebrampton on May 26th, 2009 03:21 pm (UTC)
Oh for fuck's sake. OK. First, sharpen your pencil and pull out a fresh exercise book. Now ...

(I started the actual instructions as a comment for Ms H and they have grown. It occurs to me as I read through what I have at the moment that I have TERRIBLE writing habits, and ones that I would beat out of any of my students. I blame those who taught/indulged me ;-)
calanthe_fics on May 26th, 2009 03:33 pm (UTC)
Can we skip to the porn tutorial please?
blamebramptonblamebrampton on May 26th, 2009 03:35 pm (UTC)
I was going to outsource that bit. I hear the Indians are very very good.
calanthe_fics on May 26th, 2009 03:36 pm (UTC)
D'you know what? I've never read, nor owned a copy, of the Kama Sutra. I almost can't believe that.

I did have a copy of the Joy of Sex once. The beards and hairy muffs stopped me taking it seriously.
blamebramptonblamebrampton on May 26th, 2009 03:39 pm (UTC)
I once made about 1263 Indians giggle by pointing at a temple carving and asking in my loud small-child voice 'Daddy? What is that man doing to that lady?'

He replied 'Helping her keep her balance, dear.'

The JoS people always gave me commune flashbacks. Bloody hippies and their razor aversions.
calanthe_fics on May 26th, 2009 03:39 pm (UTC)
And now I can't shake the Animagus version of 'congress of the cow' plot bunny circling my brain.
blamebramptonblamebrampton on May 26th, 2009 03:40 pm (UTC)

(First take your sharpened pencil ...)
calanthe_fics on May 26th, 2009 03:43 pm (UTC)
I sort of feel sorry for Harry, because there's no way Draco would ever be an animagus cow. D'you think male-to-female animagus transofrmations are acceptable? I'm thinking of swollen udders and the milk of love....
blamebramptonblamebrampton on May 26th, 2009 03:44 pm (UTC)
I never thought I would meet anyone whose mind scared me more than my father's, but you may be the one ...
calanthe_fics on May 26th, 2009 03:51 pm (UTC)
I went to the royal show at Stoneleigh when I was about 10, on a school trip. I remember one of the first exhibits I came across as I entered the enclosure. It was a cowshed decked out with all the newest machinery for animal husbandry. I particularly remember these awesome giveaway PVC gloves they had - they were huge, and stretched all the way to your shoulder. I merrily scarfed a load and put them in my handy carrier bag. It was only as I was leaving the display that I heard one of the staff members describing how the gloves were useful for examining cows' rectums and vaginal canals....
blamebramptonblamebrampton on May 26th, 2009 03:54 pm (UTC)
I know those gloves well, we used them with the horses, too. And as one of our vets was fond of saying: 'Brammers, your arms are long, thin and strong ...' Lazy fucker.
maggie: HP Pimp Canemarguerite_26 on May 26th, 2009 03:43 pm (UTC)
Yay! thanks for the snazzy pimp, Beauteous Brammers!

And only a half hour for rai's post? omg! I could spend days reading it. o.O
blamebramptonblamebrampton on May 26th, 2009 03:45 pm (UTC)

Well, I do read quite quickly, it's the job ;-)
Heather: Teddy Bearfaynia on May 26th, 2009 04:44 pm (UTC)
*tackles you sideways*THANKYOU!

I'm beginning to think all the good AS/S fics have been mentioned. What's more scary about this is that there is so much fic. How can all of it be bad? o.o

blamebramptonblamebrampton on May 26th, 2009 04:48 pm (UTC)
I think there is more to come, I know that there are at least a few that have not gone up that I know of and it is only a matter of me remembering what they actually WERE. Ah memory of extreme selectiveness ... why you would think I would need to know the legislative processes of Tanzania and not the fics I really like is not something that is clear to me ...

And it's all good, luv!
Heather: Embarrassed Merlinfaynia on May 26th, 2009 04:52 pm (UTC)
True. I need to figure out how to get the list up to the fest comms too. There was a lot of good fic there. 3/4 of the comments I get have been recommending the same three hollycomb fics (which isn't so much a problem as an annoyance XD), but I know I read fics, especially during the AS/S fest that were brilliant, but I'm positive aren't there.

....I think that's what makes everyone love you. Just saying. &hearts
blamebramptonblamebrampton on May 26th, 2009 05:17 pm (UTC)
Yes! and there were a few others written in the early days of me being in fandom that aren't there, either. I will go for a long walk tomorrow and they're bound to struggle out of the morass that passes for my brain ;-)

And they only love me for my mad Pub Trivia skillz!
m. something-or-other: hp - r/s mmmmmoonyspacefragments on May 26th, 2009 04:49 pm (UTC)
*puts on helpful hat*
i don't think there's a list like that for r/s (list you top 3 recent fics, etc), but there should be one. i might throw the idea out there... the so-called classics get all the love. *g* if you want some of those "classic" rec lists here's one, two and three.

now, if you like AUs, there's my own rec list. :p
blamebramptonblamebrampton on May 26th, 2009 04:52 pm (UTC)
Re: *puts on helpful hat*
*MWAH!* (And AHAHAHAHA! I have just been over leaving love at your journal ...)

Yeah, R/S is my secret love. I think I need a binge this weekend. Thanks for that!
m. something-or-other: other - happy fangirl!spacefragments on May 26th, 2009 05:07 pm (UTC)
Re: *puts on helpful hat*
i saw! that might be the most popular non-fest thing i've drawn, i'm so happy. well, second. :/ but still!

as with all classic rec lists, there's some fantastic stuff and a few eyebrow raisers (well, i like to think that all the stuff in my list is good, but ymmv), but i hope you find something you like. ;]

Edited at 2009-05-26 05:09 pm (UTC)
blamebramptonblamebrampton on May 26th, 2009 05:15 pm (UTC)
Re: *puts on helpful hat*
I love the two of them so much, my 1.3 fics in their world are my fave things that I have written/am writing. And so far I have been mostly lucky in what I've read, fingers crossed it holds!

Is the first the table!sex?
m. something-or-otherspacefragments on May 26th, 2009 05:22 pm (UTC)
Re: *puts on helpful hat*
watch out or i might try to recruit you for the rs_games ;]

no, it's one i drew back in 2007. :o it only has 4 or 5 more comments, so they're pretty close.
blamebramptonblamebrampton on May 26th, 2009 05:27 pm (UTC)
Re: *puts on helpful hat*
Do you have ANY idea how hard it is for me not to leap in to that? Even though I have written exactly one thing for that pairing (though I have a good start on my second, but I am done with posting WiPs, as I am Soooooo Sloooooow), I want to wave my hands in the air and say 'Pick me! Pick Meeee!'

But I am sitting on my hands!

I'm going to have to stalk you on the weekend, too, it appears ;-)
m. something-or-otherspacefragments on May 26th, 2009 07:06 pm (UTC)
Re: *puts on helpful hat*
heh! well, sign ups begin in june 1. ;]
This Girlthisgirl_is on May 26th, 2009 06:25 pm (UTC)
*also dons helpful hat*
musesfool, whose rec list was recced you, is also an excellent R/S writer. She has, alas, moved on to Supernatural, but her stuff is classic. Cate does some lovely happy puppy fic. (Ridiculously cute and fluffy, but in the best way.) copperbadge / sam_storyteller's R/S fic is here in case you haven't already found it. Just to warn you, Laocoon's Children 3 languishes in WIP hell. Of course, all of these are fairly major, so you might already have seen them.

I'm pretty sure I have more tucked away on my PC (am currently on laptop) but my flatmate's parents are down there, and I don't fancy trying to explain Harry Potter fanfic to them. :o)
blamebramptonblamebrampton on May 28th, 2009 03:35 pm (UTC)
Re: *also dons helpful hat*
Hee! Yes, DEFINITELY avoid that conversations. Thanks for the recs, this weekend is Reading Time ;-) (And yes, Sam rocks! But the other two are new!)
This Girlthisgirl_is on May 28th, 2009 07:48 pm (UTC)
Re: *also dons helpful hat*
What, no beta-ing this weekend? *ducks*
blamebramptonblamebrampton on May 28th, 2009 10:40 pm (UTC)
Re: *also dons helpful hat*
HEE! Deserved! You're coming along, but I am beta-ing so slowly at the moment, work has sapped my juju, I need a spot of reading to bring it back!
This Girlthisgirl_is on May 29th, 2009 05:43 am (UTC)
Re: *also dons helpful hat*
:oD Fair enough. There really isn't any hurry, I just can't help myself sometimes.

I hate it when work saps your will to live. Not that that has happened to me lately. >.> I hope Remus and Sirius can help rejuvenate you over the weekend. *rereads sentence* That may have come out a little wrong.
Deborah Henning-Huff: Adorable Kitty Wuv Youhogwartsvixxxen on May 27th, 2009 05:53 pm (UTC)
Oh Sis. Thank You! Thank You so much! Not only for your Birthday Wishs, but you kind words. They mean sooo much to me. *clings*
blamebramptonblamebrampton on May 28th, 2009 03:34 pm (UTC)
Love you back, dear!
Deborah Henning-Huff: Adorable Kitty Wuv Youhogwartsvixxxen on May 29th, 2009 12:47 am (UTC)
Thank You once again Sis *clings*
Mific: remus-youngmific on May 28th, 2009 03:31 pm (UTC)
Remuslives23 writes some nice Remus/Sirius. You may know her stuff, but in case not.

'It Was Only a Kiss' - Marauders-era start of r/ship, lots of nice UST, then it gets non-Ud.

Funny drabble - 'Why Sirius Black Should Never Be Allowed Near A Computer'

Her current WIP 'Muse' is AU-muggle R/S - Remus as artist, Sirius as model.

Have a good weekend.
blamebramptonblamebrampton on May 28th, 2009 03:34 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Mific! Ooh it is going to be the readathon of doom! YAY!
Mific: remus-youngmific on May 29th, 2009 12:52 am (UTC)
Oh, and another one is Esinde Nayrall (red_squared in LJ) who's a huge Sirius fan. Her long fic is darker and more angsty. If you're not feeling so much like the happy stuff! Again Marauders, but more complex and moody.

"If I'm a Fool for You"
&helena;uminohikari on May 29th, 2009 01:30 am (UTC)
AS/S! My source of good AS/S just dried up, so this was perfect timing ♥