fahye: ([yt] sand in my shoes)
I have realised I will have to be the Yuletide 2015 rec list I want to see in the world, in the hope that it will encourage MORE REC LISTS, because >2500 fics is a lot to browse through. I need guidance! I need gushing capslock!

Here, I'll start. )
fahye: ([fs] baby cool your jets)
I feel quite good about the two papers that I did today (4th year med, and paediatrics) so I am going to drink some wine and paint my fingernails and rewatch some Parks & Rec episodes in the hope that my S2 DVDs will magically transform into S3 DVDs.

And then I will stuff aaaaall of critical care into my brain. ALL OF IT.

(Honestly, this is the most blasé I've EVER been during Barrier exams. Compared to the agonising stress cramps and nausea I was getting before my long case a couple of months ago, I am free & breezy.)

ETA: Oh yeah, [livejournal.com profile] loneraven wrote a fucking awesome X-MEN KOSHER BAKERY AU which manages to neatly sail right over the top of my usual objections to X-Men AUs (in that they're still mutants, and there's still an element of political disagreement, and their backstories are sensibly rendered) and also includes Charles writing stern letters about wheelchair accessibility. And it's got Moira and Emma and Raven and Angel in it (FUCKYEAHLADIES) and... Raven has a knack for fun, dialogue-driven stories that are easy to read, but the hearts of which stay with you, sinking in gently, for a long time. Go read!
fahye: ([ff] for the beauty of each hour)
Consider these all recced to high heaven!

Spin! by [livejournal.com profile] weatherfront (Inception)
Ifrit is her usual magical self, but this time there are POLITICAL CAMPAIGNS involved. Ariadne is a blogger. It's all pretty fantastic.

and miles to go before I sleep by [livejournal.com profile] cupiscent (X-Men)
Charles, via Erik. This has some excellent observations of the both of them, and also it contains CRICKET TALK <3 Suck it up, America, you can't have all the superheroes.

glimpse of a great heart by [livejournal.com profile] liminalliz (Sherlock BBC)
A light-handed and lovely version of the Pool Scene, with a wonderful John POV.

Handle Me by helens78 (X-Men)
ODE TO FASSBENDER'S HANDS. I think helens78 is some kind of porn fairy; she's done a lot of short, usually kinky Charles/Erik ficlets that hit my buttons pretty squarely.

& I know [livejournal.com profile] littledust is in the middle of an Angel/Raven fic which promises to be SUPER.
fahye: ([twi] shattering smeyer's mormon dreams)
Everyone go and read [livejournal.com profile] littledust's First Class fic RIGHT NOW. She writes Charles so, so wonderfully, with all his fears and faults and longings.

How Deep the Bullet Lies, a delicious 9000+ word fic with poetry and weapons and roadtrips and chess. And as the icon suggests, also some porn.

My own fic is at 5776 words and I don't dare count how many scenes are incomplete or just plain unwritten. THIS MAY TAKE A WHILE.


9 Sep 2010 10:00 pm
fahye: ([sh] an infinite impetus forward)
Today in Inception Fandom Is Batshit Awesome news:

- My Softer World comics remade with Inception screencaps <3

- MY LITTLE PONIES. KJAHKJADHADGHJASGAJ. Cobb and Mal are my favourites.


[livejournal.com profile] ristrettoette (one of the people who taught me to write, no lie) is kicking around LJ again, as she does, and dashing off brilliant Sherlock fic, as she does. My favourite so far is the latest one, Rate of Change. For a moment you had envisioned that one cheap wheel forever embedded, cheerful, spinning. READ IT.


This is not a link, but: my parents are in Turkey and my mother keeps sending me amazing travel emails and I WANT TO TRAVEL AGAIN :(
fahye: ([tww] wouldn't stop for red lights)
I am taking a day off. I. What. WHO AM I?

Granted, it took three separate people looking at me and saying, um, Fahye, you look kind of awful, maybe you should be asleep instead of at a HOSPITAL. Considering the number of tissues and painkillers and used teabags adorning my flat at the moment, they may have a point.

So, I have plans to do an assignment and study lots and clean many of the things (shut up, this counts as a 'day off') but right now I am drinking coffee and listening to Taylor Swift and reading steadily-more-ridiculous Inception fics*, which I feel qualifies me for relaxation points.



*Oh, btw, you should all go and read solve Del's latest, which contains PUZZLES. I wanted to rub my face against it like Saito's carpet. PUZZLES!!
fahye: ([ga] break free on a saturday morning)
Ughghgh midweek overnight shift, you have ruined my day. Stupid long bus ride. Stupid overlong nap fucking up my sleeping patterns. Stupid fatigue-induced LOCKING MYSELF OUT OF MY ROOM. Stupid scarily empty bank account. Stupid brainfuzz interfering with both assignments and writing.


All I want to do is hide in the depths of my Harvard hoodie and drink tea and watch QI. And stalk [livejournal.com profile] bookshop's delicious account, because who needs to trawl the terrifying depths of Inception fandom when you have Aja to find all the awesome stuff and present it to you with capslock?

I'm also putting aside half an hour to send feelings of mild hatred in the direction of [livejournal.com profile] apiphile, who nodded sympathetically at my writing-woes and then turned around and casually churned out a marvellous 10K fic about Eames in like 0.235 seconds. BECAUSE SHE IS AWFUL. HOW DARE SHE. Read it, there are dinosaurs.

& & &

8 Aug 2010 03:48 pm
fahye: ([inc] so wild across the stone)
Right, so, because [livejournal.com profile] moonythestrals is CRAZY and also has this habit of just rocking up to fandoms and magically REDUCING THEM TO TEARS THROUGH HER GENIUS, she wrote me a story based on the joke I made about not being able to pin a first name on Eames, and how finding it out would require professional extraction.


I can't decide if I like it better or more than the one with drinking games! Because that one had DRINKING GAMES. But this one was written for meeeee.


My need to rewatch Inception and renew my grasp on the character voices is reaching CRITICAL MASS, but this weekend I bought a book of W.H. Auden's poems and (finally! finally!) both Strong Poison and Gaudy Night, so any further expenditures will have to wait until I've done some tutoring.

I do have a day off on Thursday following my overnight shift in Neonatal Intensive Care, so maybe I will snooze for a few hours in the morning and then make a solo trip to the movies. Yes.
fahye: ([eyai] coded fair outta yer mind)

* Perpetuum Jazzile doing Toto's Africa -- this is an old old link that we watched in choir last year to get inspiration for our own rendition of a very similar vocal arrangement. We did not have an AWESOME BEATBOXER, however, so they win.

* White Collar fandom is being pretty damn amazing on the Neal/Peter/Elizabeth front, so have a few recs: Contractual Obligations: A Love Story in Three Traffic Lights by shaenie is an amazing, intricate, kind of brutal fic that is mostly a negotiation between three very smart and very complicated people. I'm not sure I buy some aspects of the characterisation entirely, but it's good enough and intelligent enough that I am fully prepared to accept these versions of the characters for the duration of the story. Figure It Out by lightgetsin has a very satisfying and well-paced balance of plot, sex, and Peter's Dominance Issues (hello, my favourite thing about this fandom). Plus of course there's Taking Liberties by astolat, in which NOBODY IS SURPRISED that astolat writes these characters perfectly.

* Eyaiverse, as ever. I reread bits and pieces of these stories whenever I want to be cheered up. I am so fond of every single one of those characters <3 (Fry! We need to add the eYuletide fics to that list.)

* My best friend is pretty awesome sometimes, and by sometimes I mean ALWAYS.
fahye: ([rp] through the longest night)

[livejournal.com profile] pogrebin was good enough to actually pander to one of my flaily demanding emails, and she wrote me LEVERAGE FIC. And not just any Leverage fic! Parker/Elliot/Hardison, no less. One of the many OT3s of my heart.

Escapology -- 1431 words -- They're in it for the long con


I desperately want to wear my new shoes, but traipsing around campus in them is a bit of a silly idea, because they are the highest heels I've ever owned. Maybe tomorrow; I'm going out for a Yum Cha lunch for my roommate's birthday.
fahye: ([other] whosoever has the will)
skin is, my -- by [livejournal.com profile] nextian, who is AMAZING <33 This is the junction of human and eyai tissue tech; this is the Vatican and secret police and secret agendas and the problem with crossing borders.

Róisín goes to flick him the V and discovers, with some confusion, that the hand's fallen asleep. She sighs and fumbles for the key, hating to do this in public, in front of the eyai waitress, on someone else's limb. There's the little pressure against the bone, the pins and needles, then the muscles reengaging one by one, and her fingers jerk and spill the salt across her plate.


The next story is still Agatha Verey and the downfall of the Kingdom, I promise, but I'm slowly gestating one about Australia as the sanctioned battleground for Asian companies & creating desire in a saturated market & becoming a republic & medical ethics and a few other cool things.


New to eyai? You want this post here.
fahye: ([bsg] persephone in perpetua)


It's no secret (or at least it shouldn't be) that the easiest way to get me to fall into embarrassing, squeeful, girly pieces is to do something with my writing. Fanart? Remixes? I go crazy with gratitude and joy. And Claira has taken the pairing that made us friends in the first place (PILOTS) and remixed one of my ficlets (High Ground) into something long and amazing.

Magnitudes of Zero by [livejournal.com profile] stars_like_dust.

OH MAN. I feel like it's 2005 again and I'm discovering BSG and going nuts over Starbuck and Apollo and being adopted by the Plastics and basically finding my place in a fandom for the very first time.

Only this time I'm lying on Claira's couch. SURREAL. Never let anyone tell you that the internet can't provide you with meaningful friendships; fuck THAT. It can. It really can.
fahye: ([stxi] check the rearview mirror)
1) One of my awesome friends from high school has turned her design talents to the Trekkish arena and has produced a very slick T-shirt that I think a lot of you would love:



- Circus (Kirk + Britney Spears)
- Poker Face (Spock + Lady Gaga)
- We Go Together (The Crew + GREASE omg)


- A Formal Dance in the Bowling Alley by [livejournal.com profile] loneraven
McCoy grins. "You're passable, Jim Kirk. Would smuggle into space again.

- How to Avoid Kicking Puppies and Other Valuable Lessons in Leadership by [livejournal.com profile] sparky77
"I’m laughing at you, too. You had a fight with Spock about which one of you has to be the bad parent and you lost. That’s hilarious."

- cut and fucking paste by [livejournal.com profile] crimsonclad
'Dear Ambassador Spock,' Jim writes, 'The new Spock thinks I am a total asshole and that sucks.'

4) Karl Urban BONES MCCOY will be at Sydney Supanova! \o/
fahye: ([bones] given the distance)
Cannot concentrate on limbic system anatomy. Not even a little. Too busy thinking about Bones. SOMETHING IS WRONG IN MY BRAINPARTS.

Actually for the most part I blame this fic which is everything my cold and cynical heart could have desired when it comes to the successful resolution of the emotional mess that is Booth/Brennan. I am usually lukewarm on babyfic, man, but this one is AMAZING.

So now I am sitting here thinking about the Five Things I am going to write for Brynn, and the Five Things Brynn is going to write for me, and whether I could successfully fill in the gaps in my Epic Romance, and how much I want to reread that fic, and how much I want there to be MORE BONES IN GENERAL.


In other news, it is still unreasonably cold. But I am wearing a military-style jacket over a red tutu-ish skirt and black fishnets and dark red ankle boots with a chunky heel, so I feel like I could kick the ass of any weather silly enough to get in my way.
fahye: ([dexter] thicker than water)
Periapsis by [livejournal.com profile] rawles. Lee and Kara and the nature of sociopathy, before and after the end of the world. IT'S EXCELLENT, disturbing and plausible in the best Rawlesian style (see also: Reign Within); what's frightening is how little this AU alters things, in the end.


Pursuant to that, I think I have a fic in me somewhere about childhood and adolescence as a game of Mao. About taking an active role in your own operant conditioning, and about becoming fluent in the laws which determine your possibility of success.

(It took me a while to work out how to reconcile a strong desire to be universally liked with the inability to truly register negative emotion, when defining a coherent personality, but I figured it out eventually: someone disliking you is the equivalent of having to pick up a card. You've done something wrong. Work out what it is. You can't please everyone all the time is something of an alien concept; working within structures, basing your social interactions on the idea that there are certain agreed-upon rules, logic dictates that if your actions are appropriate then you will be rewarded. 'Not caring what people think' is a character trait; as such, it must be constructed and developed just like any other, and it takes some time to overcome the years-long association that is: someone's negative opinion = a mistake on your behalf.

And no matter how complex and thorough your understanding of human systems becomes, how automatic and effortless your behaviour, you never quite drop the idea that perfection is achievable. Tailor your game and tailor it again. You'll get there.)

Anyway, I was throwing around the idea of turning all of this into an Azula fic, but then I realised it wouldn't work because Azula never had to learn to act the same as everyone else: she was expected to be different. Her sociopathy was tolerated in some areas and encouraged in others. Her learning of the rules was strictly for the purpose of being the dealer, so to speak; she never had to compete with anyone or learn them in order to survive. She never had to build up her own portrayal of normalcy.

And I've already said what I want to about Dexter.


I enjoy Mao enormously, even when I start out blind; it's like life, only easier. And for much lower stakes.
fahye: ([mer] just a voice I did create)
Fic update: 11,575 words

This is now officially the second-longest thing I've ever written. (It'll have to make it to 18,000 to beat the Big Damn Crossover.) I was going SO WELL at writing it start-to-finish until I hit a block, and now I am just leaping around and writing self-indulgent kissing scenes, but whatever. At least it's growing.

I feel it is a clear indication of where my fannish priorities are right now that I have defriended [livejournal.com profile] chuunin and friended [livejournal.com profile] merlinxarthur, because I can only cope with one high-volume community on my flist at a time, and right now the latter is the one giving me the insane medical intern/Prince of Wales AUs.

Also, I am about to email my aunt and ask her to tape the season finale off the TV so we can watch it when we're in Birmingham, because there is no way we can watch it in an internet cafe in Prague without paying through the nose and/or being put in a Czech prison for being publically squealing nuisances.


26 Nov 2008 03:16 pm
fahye: ([mer] spellbound and unchildproofed)
Yeah, because the last thing I needed to erupt fully-formed into my consciousness was a FUCKING AWESOME FICBUNNY. I wasn't even doing anything to encourage it, I swear*, I was washing my hair in between studying respiratory medicine and haematology, and the idea just hijacked me out of nowhere and now I really, really, REALLY want to just sit here and write furiously. It has a Plot and everything, and you know me and my normal lack of ability to write Plot.


I might start it tomorrow, if my first exam goes well enough that I don't panic and spend the rest of the day buried in my notes.

In the meantime, oh Merlin-watching denizens of my flist who have a better memory for detail than I: have we seen anybody use anything breakable on the show? I know they have the anachronistic windows, but I don't recall them drinking out of anything that wasn't metal, and their buckets are made of wood...is there any pottery around the place, either ornamental or useful? I need something that will go smash.


*Okay, MAYBE I was thinking about Merlin in a dress, but that's not my fault at all.
fahye: ([mer] euclidian geometry)
Yes! It's time for Fahye to prod you all in the direction of a fandom for a show which she has never seen! (Note: I am planning to watch it. Imminently. Episodes are being sourced.)

First off, I offer you an excellent pimping post.

There is also this video by [livejournal.com profile] mamoru22, which I linked to yesterday. If it does not make you grin like an idiot, there is no hope for you.

Apparently everyone has chemistry with everyone else (hurrah!) but fandom being fandom, it has zeroed in on the DESTINED TO BE SOULMATES, NO REALLY, JUST ASK THE GIANT DRAGON pairing of Merlin/Arthur.

- And Still by [livejournal.com profile] foreverdirt is a plotty adventure story with MAGIC and QUESTS and other great things. The fact that I am even considering a new fandom in the midst of OH GOD EXAMS ARGH time is entirely her fault.

- Controllable Things by [livejournal.com profile] ariastar is about Arthur's fear and Control Issues (the type of issues closest to my heart!) and man, I am so glad I wheedled Aria into this fandom.

- the way the sunshine gleams by [livejournal.com profile] snakevsladder is a slightly darker take on their relationship and Merlin's opinions. Mmm.

- I have reread MERLIN by [livejournal.com profile] moonythestrals a couple of times now, and it keeps getting funnier. It is a FRAT BOY AU and it is stuffed full of meta and beer and scriptwriting and Arthur's BlackBerry.

I also feel duty-bound to mention that [livejournal.com profile] lassiterfics and [livejournal.com profile] bedlamsbard are cowriting some kind of epic Narnia/Merlin thing, and in the meantime there is Aslan talking to the Dragon which is hilariously similar to what happened when Lucifer met Galadan that one time.
fahye: ([avatar] kill you in the sunshine)
1) Earth's News Feed. HEEEEE.

2) However, I can't believe I had to find out from the above link that Bernie Mac has died :( WHY DIDN'T YOU SAY SOMETHING, INTERNET? Frank! Ocean's Whateverthenumber wouldn't have been the same without you!

3) Aria has made an insta-cheer picspam of Ten hugging people (and companions hugging each other!).

4) FIC REC: Merc has been writing hilarious, crazy, creepy-as-fuck, awesomely characterised (and, um, incredibly hot) Scarecrow/Joker fic. Yeah. YEAH. This is the third chapter but it contains links to the first two, so make sure you read it in the proper order and then tell Merc how great she is.

5) Okay, enough procrastinating. TO THE LIBRARY! (Where's Sokka when you need him to say that in an impressive tone?)
fahye: ([ga] drive until you lose the road)
Best irony yet: being lectured about the adverse effects on health & cognition of sleep deprivation. Including the words caffeine should be used pharmacologically and not socially.

WE'RE MEDICAL STUDENTS. WE KNOW THAT ALREADY. And I must say I had a very enjoyable cup of pharmacologically applied caffeine this morning, along with a blueberry ricotta cake.

Anyway, apart from joining the rest of my cohort in trying not to make eye contact while we're being told about how much we should be sleeping (haha. haaaaaaa.) today I've been bossing my major Med Revue item into shape. I think my habitual need to write the violence out of my system has been partially silenced for the moment by a) writing two Doctor/Master fics in close succession, and b) exerting my authority via the medium of choreography and dance training.

And trying not to think about how close the next RFA is.

Oh, and reading this fic. Proper flailing rec under the cut )

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