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Anya final stand, S7

movies I have seen

I have watched a bunch of movies and failed to blog about them, so here we are.

Parasite (2019). A poor Korean family insinuates themselves into the life of a rich Korean family. Hoooooly shit this was intense. Drama rather than horror, much more realistic and less allegorical than Snowpiercer (by the same director). I walked out of the theater saying that it was very good, and also I didn't ever want to see it again, but it's really stuck with me and I'm feeling like I might actually want to rewatch in a month or so, now that I can brace myself for things.

JoJo Rabbit (2019). A 10-year-old would-be Nazi in WWII-era Germany with Hitler for an imaginary friend discovers a Jewish girl hiding in his house. This is a Taika Waititi film that won an Oscar for adapted screenplay. It's a comedy, there's satire, there's tears. The cast was good, the kid who stars was absolutely freaking fantastic.

Unicorn Store (2019). A young woman who's flunked out of art school takes a temp job and discovers a store that promises to give her a unicorn, fulfilling a childhood dream. Directed by and starring Brie Larson. This movie was a wild ride, and tbh I'm still not quite sure what to make of it. It's a genre I don't read a lot of, that I guess I'd call satire except that feels both inaccurate and unkind - but like, movies where people are caricatures instead of characters? IDK. I did enjoy it, though, I cried at the end, and the supporting cast in particular is great - SLJ is the unicorn store salesman, but also Bradley Whitford is Larson's dad, and Mamoudou Athie as the love interest was absolutely freaking adorable.

Time Trap (2017). People keep missing near a cave, and by "missing" we mean they go into the cave, where time passes more slowly than outside. This was clearly low-budget and fairly silly, but OTOH I'm a huge sucker for time vortices, and I appreciated how thoroughly it committed to its premise, ie, how dark and high-concept it was willing to take its ending. This one's streaming on Netflix, if you're curious.

John Carter (2012). A 19th-century American ex-military officer finds himself magicked to Mars, which is full of Martians, some of which look human and some which do not. This movie was kind of a mess; it has "expensive flop" written all over it, which an obvious crap ton spent on special effects. I would have liked it better if it had starred someone I found remotely attractive at all, ie not Taylor Kitsch, or if the dynamic between him and the princess were more appealing, or... a lot of things. HOWEVER, I absolutely loved the green six-limbed Martian race, and I would definitely read fic about the chieftan and his secret daughter in particular.

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Anya final stand, S7

Things I have written recently

One of my favorite things about Chocolate Box is that between the low minimum and the huge number of requests, I always end writing quite a bit, which makes me happy. This time it turned out that all the people I wrote for, I'd also written before, and all the things I wrote were for ships I'd also requested myself, which really cuts down on the anonymity factor, lol.

Also there's my Space Ships fic down at the bottom, which I never got around to posting about before.

you're pretty when you're high, boy - Oasis RPF, Noel/Liam, 3.5k, Explicit. Two months after Noel leaves the band in 2009, he turns up on Liam's doorstep. I was determined to write something Oasis-y for [personal profile] cerberusia, my Yuletide recip, and then I saw she'd specifically requested mpreg and the game was over. THIS FIC BROKE MY WRITER'S BLOCK. I wrote 3k in a day, and I could FEEL all those hours of watching interviews and reading source material just at my fingertips as I wrote. I'm happiest as a writer when I feel like what I'm writing is dense, with a lot of layers of history and meaning and characterization packed into a short space, and this very much feels that way to me. Also I managed to hit some id buttons that I haven't hit in a LONG time. Overall a wild success in every way except feedback, which I kind of expected - incestuous pregnancy for an RPF ship is a hard sell. One of these days I'll manage to write an Oasis fic with marginally broader appeal!

don't nod and dream - MCU, Carol/Yon-Rogg, 3k, Teen. “You kidnapped me,” Yon-Rogg said. He couldn’t quite keep it from being a question.(Or, four times Carol was there when Yon-Rogg fell asleep, and one time she was there when he woke up.) My assignment for [personal profile] sholio! This is the fic of mine that I think was least recognizably me. This is a relatively gentle post-canon hurt/comfort fic with slow-burn romance (or as slow-burn as you can have in 3k words), and I worried some about how a lot of the rough edges between Yon-Rogg and Carol are hidden out of sight, but I enjoyed how the theme and the 5 Things structure came together, and I got some really lovely comments on it. Also, Skrulls. <3

too heavy to catch or hold onto - MCU, Loki/Nebula/Gamora, 2.5k, Mature. When Loki finally returns to Asgard from his fall into the void, he brings his sisters with him. This is actually the first fic I started for [personal profile] scioscribe when I was assigned to her LAST year for Chocolate Box, but it took a long time for the fic to percolate, and I'm glad I was finally able to finish. This is a WILD canon divergence in which Thanos makes Loki one of his children, and then Loki and Gamora and Nebula eventually run away together. I ship this trio super hard just based on the possibilities, and I loved sketching out all the different ways this scenario is dripping in angst but also has bits of tenderness in it. I would love to see people write more of this ship. <3

conditions of absolute reality - MCU, Yon-Rogg/Supreme Intelligence, 1.5k, Explicit. Yon-Rogg gets rewarded by the Supreme Intelligence, or possibly ~rewarded~. This was the fic I wrote for Space Ships! It isn't the prompt (or even the recip) I originally matched on, but Oasis ate my brain almost immediately after assignments went out, and then January was full of winter blah, so instead of writing any of the epics I planned for my ships, I wrote this. It's very much the thing that it is, which is Yon-Rogg AI dubcon with a lot of humiliation and power dynamics and some creepiness - not my usual angle! It was a fun challenge.

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Anya final stand, S7

Thursday recs: Chocolate Box!

Chocolate Box happened! I have three fics in the collection, which IMO range from "very obviously written by snick" to "INCREDIBLY fucking obviously written by snick." It's also still happening, a little; author reveals are tomorrow, so I'm squeaking some recs in under the wire. NB that I'm saving the MCU recs until next Thursday.

First, my gifts! I started out with two and then got TWO late treats, and ended up with a gift for each of my fandoms except for the one pie-in-the-sky crossover request. They are all delightful. :))

The Terror: Kasurli - Goodsir & Silna, 700 words. Shortly after drinking the poison, Goodsir wakes up to find himself a) alive and b) soulbonded to Silna. This turns out to be a pretty happy turn of a events. This is just a really lovely fix-it, very sweet. <3

Fallen London: The Forgotten Letter - Player/?, 700 words. An unsent letter, found floating in the zee. This is a brief excursion through the ambiant weirdness of Fallen London, with a hell of a stinger that makes the whole fic.

Oasis RPF: Absolutely Nothing, Probably - Liam/Noel, 900 words. Estwhile drummer Tony McCarroll spends a lot of time convincing himself that he didn't see anything out of the ordinary. I love the outside POV and I like the suggestion that THIS is what really got McCarroll kicked out of the band.

MCU: Discoveries - Heimdall/Loki. Loki wakes up blue and goes to Asgard's gatekeeper (and also his one-time hookup) for answers. This has Loki's Jotun form AND mpreg AND Heimdall as an ancient Asgardian AI; it is basically a soup of intriguing ideas, and is delightful.

And now for gifts for people other than me:
Knives Out: Fairweather Friend, Marta/Ransom, 1k. He asked her to call him Ransom. This is a pre-canon shipfic, which wouldn't have even occurred to me, but I love their dynamic here, how Marta knows he's a bad idea but a good lay, and on balance that latter thing wins out for her.

Knives Out: Blood Like Wine, Linda & Ransom, 3k. Much like wine, blood also leaves something like a hangover and cleanup work to be done after. I LOVE Linda in this. I love her ruthless practicality and her disappointment in how stupid Ransom's choices have been (not necessarily how unethical they were...).

Pern: It's Not Easy Being Green, Mirrim & Menolly, 3k. Mirrim reacts to the unexpected turn her life has just taken. I always enjoy more gen interactions between the female characters of Pern, especially ones that we don't get to see much of together in canon, and I really liked this immediate aftermath of Mirrim impressing a green.

Ready or Not: Tricks Usually Don't Help You in the Game of Hearts, Grace/Daniel, 5k. Grace is not a cheater, but she is willing to bend the rules. Daniel's not even sure what game he's playing. I love the slow burn romance and how fucked up Daniel is and how Grace deals with months of freaking out by quietly making friends with the one person in her past life that made the right choice in the end instead of the wrong one. I LOVE Grace so much in this (as in the movie). She's brave and practical and determined, and I just. <3

Star Wars (Original Trilogy): The Blue Moon of Endor - Han/Luke/Leia, 3k. There wasn’t any way to fit him into what Han and Leia had found together, no matter how much he wanted it. Delicious pining with some bonus sex pollen, in a lovely Endor wilderness setting that I found very appealing.

The Dragon Prince: [ART] pure of heart - Amaya/Janai, SFW. Just two women sitting on a ferocious winged beast, K-I-S-S-I-N-G. I love the colors on this.

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Anya final stand, S7

my fannish bookshelf :D :D :D

February opened with several incredibly crappy weeks, but then last week I had two really nice things happen to me via the mail. Friends, I have gone my entire life having received zero (0) surprise watercolor art pieces in the mail, and then somehow last week I got two of them?? And also a Funko Pop Minn-Erva, although I knew she was coming.

So now I'd like to show off my fannish bookshelf, which is so beautiful and fannish! It makes me so happy every time I look at it. :')

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Anya final stand, S7

Dear Smut4Smut Creator

Thanks so much for writing me! This letter is split pretty sharply between femslash art requests, weird belly kink fic requests for browser games, and a whole lot of Oasis RPF feelings, but I am super excited about all of them and really looking forward to what you end up creating for me. <3

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Anya final stand, S7

exchanges and things

[community profile] chocolateboxcomm - I posted a fic! The draft I posted before the deadline BARELY even passed the bus test, but I posted a version today that I'm much happier with. I might like it, even, which is a shock, not because of the prompts (I liked the prompts!!) but because I've been fighting writer's block basically since Christmas and then have had a whole lot of shitty real life fall on my head in the past two weeks. But anyway, maybe now I will try my hand at a treat??

[community profile] genfreeformexchange - I am co-running this! If you've ever wanted a gen exchange that played with all the fun freeform tags that exchanges like Smut Swap do, now's your chance. Noms open TOMORROW.

In other exchange news, I'm trying to decide between doing [community profile] unusual_bearings (weird pregnancy exchange yay!) or [community profile] smut4smut (replacement for Smut Swap, which isn't running this year). At the moment I'm leaning towards the latter, with a signup of Gallaghercest + assorted ridiculous belly kink requests, but we'll see. The alternative is to do neither of those and instead focus solely on stuff I've been wanting to write for myself, aka a bunch of Oasis fic + a Carol/Minn-Erva fic + another MCU femslash fic I've had 2k of for ages. Honestly that'd be the smartest option, but we'll see.

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Anya final stand, S7

fic recs: Oasis RPF and Gallaghercest

Squeaking in just under the wire! This week I bring you my Liam Gallagher/Noel Gallagher fic intro post. Liam/Noel, in a nutshell, is a ship of two working-class brothers from Manchester, England who became rock stars in the 90s while also being tabloid-famous for their wildly dysfunctional and codependent relationship (and also for of all the drugs, brawls, and resulting property damage). These days they have separate solo careers and haven't spoken to each other in ten years but won't ever shut up talking ABOUT each other in every venue they can find, which is to say there is still PLENTY of shipping fodder available.

None of these fics are exactly what I'd call a gateway fic, the kind of thing I'd normally rec to try to get people into a new ship – ie, meaty, longish getting-together fic. Oasis fandom as it currently exists on AO3 (and the one locked archive I've checked out) is just not that big, and the fandom is mostly into porny established-relationship vignettes. But that means we do still have some porn and some feelings here!

This is a selection of the fics I've read with the most feelings and/or with some kind of high-concept premise. Be aware that these guys come with a lot of casual misogyny, drugs, violence, and generally unhealthy relationship dynamics, and the fic tends to also include things like infidelity and unnegotiated kink. Hit me up if you have questions about specific content.

give me things that don't get lost by [archiveofourown.org profile] likewinning
Liam & Noel gen, 5k. After finally getting his driver's license, Noel shows up at Liam's door, telling him to hop in. This is an almost painfully optimistic reunion fic written back in 2012, in which Noel and Liam take a day trip, look at fish, and maybe start to patch things back together a little bit. I really like the push-and-pull of the dialogue in this, as neither is willing to say what they actually mean, and I'm especially intrigued by the bit of characterization about Liam getting frustrated with his inability to say what he means.

Whatever I Choose by [archiveofourown.org profile] Jeevey
Liam/Noel, 2k. Early in the Oasis days, Liam asks Noel to hit him to help him come down. The premise of this seems fundamentally dodgy, but the characterization is so rich and interesting that I don't care, as it connects this thing Noel does because Liam asks (and not for the first time) with Noel's memories of his abusive father. It rolls violence and tenderness and past trauma all up into a prickly unsafe kinky ball. Just a very rewarding read, with great character voices.

The Radio Star by [archiveofourown.org profile] cerberusia
Liam/Noel, 2k. Twenty-five years later, footage of Noel and Liam surfaces. This is not very long, and not very much happens in it, but it hits SO MANY of my buttons, including some I didn't know I had: this sort of self-voyeurism aspect as Noel watches a scene he only sort of remembers; the tender intimacy of the footage; the threat of imminent discovery way after the fact. The Noel voice in it is fantastic, which I can vouch for as someone who has watched MANY Noel interviews. This fic's only flaw is that I need another AT LEAST another 20k of it with all the present-day fallout.

Master/Slave AU by [archiveofourown.org profile] cerberusia
Liam/Noel, ficlet. Noel had been completely honest with Liam. This was part of the deal: I own you, seven days a week. IRL, the story goes that Noel agreed to join Oasis if the band agreed to put him in charge; in this AU, he had an additional stipulation. This feels like such a natural extension of their dynamic, and the way it plays out during the sex is Very Good. This is one of a collection of Kinktober ficlets, if you'd like more where this came from.

we'll never be those kids again by [archiveofourown.org profile] liamnoel
Liam/Noel, 15k. Present-day Noel turns up at Liam's house in the dead of night to offer him a deal he can't refuse. This fic is a WILD RIDE of kinky porn chockful of bitter history and ever-shifting power dynamics by the fandom's premiere writer of kinky porn. I especially love the sense of passage of time in this, because Liam and Noel haven't seen each other for a long time, and now they find each other not precisely the people they were before.

nearly caught by [archiveofourown.org profile] liamnoel
Liam/Noel, 4k. A series of semi-public hookups over the years. If you want something maybe a little bit more accessible than the above, but also in shifting second-person POV, this is the fic for you.

The Swing of the Planets in Orbit by me
Liam/Noel, 5k. If you so happen to want 90s-era first-time a/b/o incest, behold, I wrote a fic!

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Anya final stand, S7

Thursday recs: no-theme Thursday!

I was wailing about how none of my bookmarked fics to rec had a theme, and [personal profile] lionessvalenti said "Not having a theme can be a theme." So here we are.

Midsommar: VID: Good as Hell by anon Festividder. I'm always a sucker for ~ironic song choices or songs that comment on or contrast with the canon, and this song is an absolutely inspired choice for this movie. Warnings for brief but extremely graphic gore.

Chronicles of Narnia - Lewis: Royal Purple by [archiveofourown.org profile] ba_lailah - Peter/Susan, 3k. Susan's miserable on her sixteenth birthday, and Peter cheers her up by offering to let her hit him. Impact play isn't a kink that usually does much for me, but it absolutely works for me here, and the incesty "we're all we have" feelings are v good also.

The Magnus Archives: Just Desserts by [archiveofourown.org profile] DwarvenBeardSpores - Jonathan Sims, 3k. Statement of Jonathan Simms, The Archivist, regarding… dinner. Recorded direct from subject. This is deeply weird stuffing kink that's such an organic extension of canon it almost doesn't feel like kink fic at all, and I mean that in the best way, although I was also very into the stuffing aspect.

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