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21 October 2014 @ 01:05 am
This is a list of all the stories I intend to read this year. Because I never manage to keep track of anything and forget about what I *do* read. I hope this will allow me to be more organised when it comes to fanfiction. The stories I've read are in green.

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13 October 2021 @ 11:21 am

Stories are public, and so is everything of general interest. The personal stuff is locked.


Here Be Monsters...Collapse )
Current Mood: busybusy
08 January 2015 @ 06:34 pm
The last time I burst into tears over news was when I heard the sound of the bodies hitting the ground on 9/11. But the attack on Charlie Hebdo feels so much more personal. Because they're my people, and because I grew up reading their irreverent cartoons. Every Wednesday I used to read Cabu's comic Strip in my dad's "Canard Enchainé". I bought several of his books over the years - the man was such a sharp observer of the human nature. I used to sneak into the adult section of the library to read Wolinski's stuff. Their irreverence and good natured blasphemy shaped my belief system, nurtured in me a strong secular rebellious streak. Charlie Hebdo poked fun at everybody: the Pope, Allah, the Dalai Lama, Catholics, Muslims, Jews, Buddhists, they had no boundaries - everybody was fair game. Their cartoons were often outrageous, sometimes extremely rude but also at times very insightful and sharp satires of the ludicrousness of our society. Did I think the magazine crossed the boundaries of good taste? Yes, I often did. But I considered them a relic of the fuck-you attitude of May 68 - and for that I loved them - in the same way you love that scruffy old uncle who makes inappropriate comments at family gatherings. People often talk about freedom of speech, Charlie Hebdo used it for all it was worth.

And they died for it. Because some islamic fascist fucktards thought it would please Allah, who - if I believed in such things - would probably spit in their face.


I only found out about the shooting this morning and cried in my car all the way to work.
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22 December 2014 @ 06:48 pm
I will not spoil things for you my over-the-pond friends, since you have to wait mid January for Netflix to air S2 of The Fall.
Let's just say you have two strong, independent, highly qualified female characters: Detective Superintendent Stella Gibson played by Gillian Anderson and the pathologist Professor Reed Smith played by Archie Panjabi.
And let's just say the show set some things in motion between the two of them and then pretty much dropped the ball.
Ergo fanfiction.

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08 November 2014 @ 01:16 pm
The Fall is back next Thusday! Woohoo!

Click on the pic to go to my Tumblr for the full article (I thought I might as well start using  the damn thing. It's been gathering dust since I created it).


I do miss our Scully, but Stella turned out to be a very interesting character as well.

Radio Times got lazy and used a Net a Porter photoshoot from last July. Can't blame them, it's a great shot. Wanted to get my hand on that Isa Arfen top but it would cost me £245. I think I'll wait for the sales.
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01 November 2014 @ 01:12 am

Sorry for those of you who also have the X-Files com on their F-list. You will see this post twice, but I HAD to have this pic on lmy own LJ as well.
She looks so badass, I can't wait for season 2.
And she's wearing a suit. Sniff...
I've almost gotten used to her hair colour now. Almost. Still like her better with shorter hair though.
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25 October 2014 @ 07:13 pm
ETA: forget what I said below. This is not a harmless fic aggregating site as I initially thought . The web owner has apparently been posting more than fanfic, including locked entries, art, and other personal posts from other people. They are also making money out of our stuff because they have advertising on their site.


Please spread around.


Ayup Duckies,

This comment made it to my inbox but not to the comment page of "The Festival" entry where its author had initially tried to post it. Out of fandom solidarity I'm spreading the word. Honestly, though, I don't quite understand why people have got their knickers in such a twist over a fic aggregating site. I knew about it before this warning and thought it was a pretty good idea. Free publicity and all that.

Maybe it's because I've often had my stuff archived here and there without my consent over the years and never minded, or maybe it's because I consider that we, fanfic writers ARE thieves of other people's characters in the first place. Therefore I feel I don't really have much of a leg to stand on to howl about copyright violation and intellectual property.

Anyway, fellow fic writers, it's your choice. Here's the info:

Hello, I wanted to let you know that your LJ is one that is being stolen from by the person running fanfic-journal dot com. It’s how I found my way to you and this particular entry.

Despite multiple people telling them they have no right under CCL or Fair Use or Intellectual Property laws to steal our posts, they refuse to stop. Right now, as me and others dig for the proper way to shut them down, we can only warn people they've stolen from and let you know that you can complain, and they seem to be removing entries.

The thing that is dazzlingly clear is, they aren’t going to stop because they have said that their disbelief in our rights means they have every right to scrape our journals until told to stop by the individual. Most people I have spoken to were completely unaware that this was happening and that someone is generating money off their property. That’s where me and others come in. We’re trying to spread the word as far and wide as we can and it’s working, but more the better, so if you’re willing, by all means, please share this information. You can find more info on my LJ here: if you want.

If you wish to complain you can go here:

Be clear if you do choose to make a complaint. Request they delete all your entries and never copy any more from you and any communities you maintain.

If I can help in anyway, don’t hesitate to contact me via my LJ.

If I’ve already commented on another of your stolen posts, or you already know, my apologies, I don’t mean to be a bother, I just want to be sure no one else is victimized further by this thief.

Best wishes, and sorry to be the bearer of bad news.
23 October 2014 @ 07:27 am

Rating: PG.
Genre: it's Halloween in 8 days what do you expect?
Timeline: a certain number of years after IWTB.
Initially done for xf_is_love 2014.
Author's notes at the end.

We should have picture frames and photo albums...Collapse )
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15 October 2014 @ 10:19 pm
UH! My gift for X-F is love is due 5 days from now. I wrote a short story (1000 word or so). I may need a couple more days to polish up the ending, but like an idiot I haven't thought about the beta side of things. So if anybody has got time to take a quick look to check that I am not being let down by my Pidgin English, it would be great.

What is it about? Mulder & Scully, married with two adorable twins. They live in a nice house in the subburbs.

What? You smell a rat?

You know me too damn well. *evil grin*
03 October 2014 @ 09:33 pm
Dearest F-List.

You may be just lurking, or busy with URGENT MUST BE DONE TOUT-DE-SUITE (yes this is how you spell it, philistines) Life Stuff. HOWEVER do not forget that you are or were at some point an X-Files fan. This defines and will keep defining you in many small wonderful ways. You will never be able to say "There's no time!" without adding a "Mulder" first. You will never look at a bottle of Iced Tea like average people do, or a bag of sunflower seeds. The words "beige trenchcoat" will always bring a fond smile to your lips. And if you have to buy swimming goggles in Tesco/Wallmart you will pick the Speedo brand, just because. You will always find that singing off key a song about a wine drinking amphibian is the most adorable thing on the planet. You will get warm fuzzies when watching new shows and recognizing actors or writers or producers who once were on the XF - the "family" is still out there, the universe is therefore balanced. okay, maybe that last one is just me...

Anywayyyy... all this to say that X-Files for many of us was, is and keeps being LOVE. And October is the month we celebrate just that. So take a few minutes to come and check out the great stuff this fandom still has to offer, or just have a chat and take a walk down S2 memory lane.

The X-Files is Love Month - October 1-31