bantha_fodder: ([pretender] NUZZLING OMF - piecesofalice)
I did this meme thing, if you want it too just leave me a comment or something, and [livejournal.com profile] piecesofalice asked:

1. Would you seriously write Miss Parker/Lyle/Jarod? Why/why not?
Of course I would! Lyle is obsessed with his sister, and obsessed with Jarod. Miss P and Jarod would get it on any time there was a deserted alley and a gun in her hand, obvs. Jarod is repulsed by Lyle, but wants to know what makes him tick and Parker wants to love her brother even though he's a disgusting cockroach. She tries, though, and though when the revolution comes he will be first against the wall, she will miss him all the same.

2. Name your first fandom.
I nearly said The Pretender, but that was 1996 and I realised that I was fourteen at the time, and therefore it was not my first fandom. My first fandom was either Sailor Moon or Power Rangers. Yeah, shut the hell up. The first fandom I wrote fic in was Roswell, but that wasn't until I went to uni.

3. What is the fic you'd love to write, but don't have the stamina/guts to?
The Greatest Crossover Idea Ever (The Pretender/Firefly/Dune). Though by writing it here, I'm hoping to motivate myself into writing it. Of course, this answer is just hiding the real answer, which due to its current status as UNTOUCHED FOR THREE MONTHS, is probably the awesome fic of awesome that I am allegedly cowriting with some girl called piecesof.

4. What album reminds you of The Pretender?
I'm not sure an entire album is any good. Probably Powderfinger's Internationalist comes closest, though even that's not a very good fit. I KNOW you want me to say something by Hawksley, but I shan't.

5. And finally - how do you want our OTP to end?
It will end like this: Lyle will make his move against his sister and Jarod. Jarod will react, he will attempt to take Lyle out but he will miscalculate, and in trying to both take Lyle out AND save Parker and Sydney he will fail, and Lyle will capture him. Jarod will be his prize, and Lyle, triumphant, will find that he has succeeded. Parker, unsure, will attempt to rescue Jarod but she will fail, and Sydney will die during the attempt and Parker will doubt herself and she will run, run until her brother can no longer find her. Disappointed, Jarod will escape, and he will disappear, and he will make no attempt to find her for years. Eventually, he will realise that her failings are his failings too, and he should not fault her for them, he will attempt to find her but she will not be anywhere to be found.

The Centre will go on to become Blue Sun, etc etc etc, but Miss Parker will remain hidden and she will change the world wherever she lands but she will never see Jarod, and she will never see her brother, and she will be a better person for it.

Jarod will begrudge her for it.


That's not how I want it to end, but that's how it will end. How I want it to end: they bring the Centre down, looking hot and wearing very attractive clothes, and then they almost but not quite touch. Because the first rule of Pretender club: NO TOUCHING.
bantha_fodder: (Default)
Icon Meme: approximately ONE MILLION icons as requested by an Unstoppable Army of Lizzens.



seriously, one million )
bantha_fodder: ([bsg] dorks - sloanesomething)
it's cold, and wet, and dark, and this meme is so awesome:

Comment to this post with an offer to write in any fandom that you and I have in common. I will answer with a prompt. Then, you will write me comment-fic, snippets, or whatever comes to mind. Now go post this in your own journal and demand fic of your very own! Make your flist work! You had a long week and you DESERVE it, dammit!
bantha_fodder: ([muppets] the electric mayhem)
Still no actual content, but I did this meme the other day, Comment below with a song request that you think I'd be able to provide, something like 'a song that reminds you of someplace you went on holiday when you were little' or 'a song that never fails to give you the shivers when you listen to it' or 'a song in a language you don't speak but would like to learn,' and thought I would share the links for everyone.

For ilana, a song that I associate with my sister: Can You Picture That? - The Muppets.

For Fahye, a song that I feel kind of ashamed about liking as much as I do:
菊花台 by Jay Chou; and bonus: Bus Stop by The Hollies.

Accidental upload: Moving Right Along by the Muppets.
bantha_fodder: ([smallville] chloe and lex)
Stolen from [livejournal.com profile] schiarire

Comment below with a song request that you think I'd be able to provide, something like 'a song that reminds you of someplace you went on holiday when you were little' or 'a song that never fails to give you the shivers when you listen to it' or 'a song in a language you don't speak but would like to learn'.

ACTUAL CONTENT:

I was doing that personal canon thing, and today I realised that one of Chloe Sullivan's slipped my mind, and it's this: in restaurants, in clothing stores, in life, Chloe makes her decisions fast, on the fly. She runs her finger down the menu, and is never torn by indecision: she makes her choice, and doesn't look back.

I've been idly reading Chloe/Lex fic the last couple of days, randomly OTPed as I was when I was doing the personal canon thing. I was struck by the fact that one author I was reading, I enjoyed some of her fic well enough, ill-written though it was, and couldn't finish others, and realised it was because I don't care to read high-school Chloe. I want to read about Chloe worldwise, weary; Chloe undercover in the seedy underbelly of Gotham (or Metropolis); Chloe at high class shindigs, pretending to shine on Lex's arm when what she's really doing is working it, doing her job and pushing him to the top.

Fic recs: here.

The relevant tag containing my fic and meta: here.

The fic I wrote last week: (not) the wrong girl.
bantha_fodder: ([dune] alia)
answers to this meme:

Name a character and I'll tell you three (or more) facts about them from my own personal pseudo-canon.

edmund pevensie )

duncan atreides )

miss piggy )

sydney )

miss parker )

the princess irulan )

ghanima atreides )

billy keikeya )

elliot stabler )

seymour birkoff )

still accepting, if you want them, either in this post or in the original
bantha_fodder: ([dune] irulan gold - sloanesomething)
I wasn't going to do this, but I just sent [livejournal.com profile] piecesofalice a TXT demanding she do this over the phone, SO:

Name a character and I'll tell you three (or more) facts about them from my own personal pseudo-canon.

photos

Apr. 14th, 2007 01:14 pm
bantha_fodder: ([greys] izzie and george)
from here

[livejournal.com profile] annavtree asked for the view from a window:



This is the view from the study. I like to think that this light post is the edge of Narnia's forest.



[livejournal.com profile] fahye asked for the corner of my house that I like the most:



(this penguin is so big, I can only just put my arms around him)



she also asked for my bookcase:





[livejournal.com profile] kittu9 asked for hands:



K, this morning at archery



[livejournal.com profile] flaifire asked for the view from my computer:





[livejournal.com profile] koalathebear asked for a picture of me. I'm never happy with self portraits, so until I find a timer, it will not happen.
bantha_fodder: ([stealth] look at that bitch)
A post of linkage!

[livejournal.com profile] fox1013 wants to know, what are the ALL-TIME WORST BLIND DATES that you can set up by crossing over fandoms?

[livejournal.com profile] medie is collecting prompts for the Kissin' a Fool drabble-athon, which will happen this weekend.

If you don't have crack_van subscribed, you need to wander over and read the Narnia fics that [livejournal.com profile] sareads has been posting. Some of them are new to me, and all of them are awesome!

Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] sinful_caesar, hi-res "What's Your Crime?" at Sundance photos. I think my favourites are probably Paul Rudd, Ellen Page and Ryan Reynolds, and I already loved them before this photo shoot so HEY.

A Fic Rec: No Flying in the House, by [livejournal.com profile] tangleofthorns. Will Bailey meets Nathan Petrelli. A West Wing/Heroes crossover.

A Meme:

第一 go to the list of my fics and pick out a line or three from one of my stories (full lines, no fragments, unless that was how I wrote it).
第二 I will respond with which story of mine I think it's from.
第三 I'm supposed to offer a fic snip if I don't get it, and I will, but I am so stupidly, stupidly busy right now, caveat is that it might take a while. I still owe people crossovers, and I owe Vel a fic about Kara, from Stealth.

You can find my fic here.


Oh man, so busy. At least I've finished first draft of my fic for [livejournal.com profile] remixredux!
bantha_fodder: ([dune] irulan alone - sloanesomething)
Signups for [livejournal.com profile] rpfremix are open here. I would sort of like to sign up, but I don't have three 500 word fics in any rpf fandom. I've got two in a couple (in Narnia, and in BSG), but not three. So if anyone has any ideas for anything that I can write in the next couple of days, that would be great.

Speaking of, [livejournal.com profile] hobviously talks briefly about why she loves RPF. <333

I wanted to say, thank you very much to everyone who said lovely things about me in the love meme. It made me feel all glowy inside. :o)

The Pretender 2001 and Island of the Haunted are available on DVD as of Tuesday. WOO.

I updated [livejournal.com profile] unproductive with 12 x Firefly recs (including crossovers) and 6 x spy fandom recs (LFN, Spooks/MI5 and James Bond).

**

I wasn't going to do this, but then I found myself reading other people's responses and reading their fic, so I thought, why not? Let me know if you do follow my links, just for my own curiosity.

Post a list of your top five favorite fics you've written, regardless of fandom or the reason you love them. This isn't about the BEST things you've written, but what you LOVE most. Then tag five other people to do the same.

Cutting it down to just five was very difficult, and I know that five was probably just picked as an arbitrary number but nonetheless I did my very best to stick to it. I decided it would help if I only allowed myself one from each fandom, allowing crossovers to blur the lines.

The Wreck Keeps Running. Miss Parker and Jarod in the fleet, a BSG/Pretender crossover. I will never love another fandom the way I loved BSG, so bright and so fast, but there will always be a distant fondness, reminiscent of the way I feel about Roswell, perhaps. This fic, a combination of my oldest love with one of my newest loves, was self-indulgent but written with love, and the love/hate that Miss Parker and Jarod feel will continue until they're both dead.

A Restaurant with White Tablecloths, Smallville/DCU. This fic, about Chloe and her mission to find her place in the world, is kind of sordid and a little bit skanky and secretly my love letter to Gotham City. This took me months of constant picking and carving, and the end result makes me grin every time I think of it, and contains my favourite opening line (of my own fic) ever: Chloe's house phone rings, and she answers it before she realises she's never had it connected.

Out From Under (天高皇远), HP. Cho Chang, growing up and trying to fit into her own skin. There are no words that I can say to describe what this fic means to me, and every time I read another treatise on how Cho is crap, and every time I see Cho's significance and presence pushed aside like she's nothing, I hate fandom just that little bit more.

Divided, But with Half a Heart, Children of Dune. Because the years will be long, and Leto will miss his sister very much, and the twins are so beautiful and Frank Herbert was so crazy and I will admit it, I arbitrarily picked this one because I see all of my Dune fic as one long, never-ending story, even this one and this one, though they're crossovers.

Joining Hands as Nations, Narnia. Because Susan loves Narnia, no matter what, even though Aslan later keeps her away. I wish we had seen more of Susan, seen what plans Aslan had for her after her family had left the Shadowlands, because how could Aslan have loved her and cared for her and seen into her heart and then thrown her away?

BONUS: Slowly Creeping In, X-Men Movie. I love Kitty in all her incarnations, and though she was a bit too attracted to Bobby in X3 I feel that with this fic, I managed to reconcile who she was in the movie to who I see her as (ie, AWESOME).

That was very difficult.

I would not usually tag anyone, and please, if you want to do this meme, feel free! I certainly was not tagged. But I would like to see what [livejournal.com profile] hobviously has to say, and what [livejournal.com profile] voleuse has to say, and if she ever comes back to us, I would like to see what [livejournal.com profile] stars_like_dust has to say.
bantha_fodder: ([muppets] luke i am your father)
[livejournal.com profile] meyerlemon requested that someone host a meme that involved cheerful anonymity and silliness. So I thought I would give it a go.


The CHEERFULLY SILLY MOSTLY-ANONYMOUS THREAD


I have off IP tracking, to accomodate people who wish to be anonymously cheerful. This thread is for cheerful news and general silliness. I will start:









BE CHEERFUL (and pimp this)

places i go

Feb. 9th, 2007 11:53 am
bantha_fodder: ([dune] two deaths for atreides)
I'm still asking, because I love finding out what questions people are going to ask. And I'm still interviewing, if it tickles your fancy.

from [livejournal.com profile] sangga:

1. people say you are introverted?/extroverted? and isn't all that personality testing stuff a pile of hooey anyway?
I honestly don't know how to answer this question! It's all a lot of poo anyway, you are who you are and you live how you live.

2. someone asks you to 'do that William Tell thing' at a party. your response is...
I kind of need more space than this. And about six hundred dollars worth of equipment.

3. you are going to be stuck on a desert island for a month with limited food options. what comprises your a) favourite fruit, b)favourite sweet dish, c) favourite savoury. (these are not separate questions! shutup!)
a) oranges
b) vanilla ice cream layered with raspberries
c) avocado, tomato, lettuce and cheese sandwich
Please note that I have specifically chosen all of these because it's a desert island. :o)

4. Nietzche says, on the nature of good and evil...nah, i'm just kidding. in a fight to the death, who wins - Hannibal Lecter or Cyrus the Virus?
Hannibal.

5. after buttering his toast, your Beloved scrapes the excess butter off his knife back into the butter container. this is...grounds for separation? what normal people do? acceptable, because love is blind and everything? just gross, and you wish he would stop?
Just gross. After years of spreading spreadable of choice on toast, a person learns how much is required.



darling [livejournal.com profile] loki013 asked:

1) If you could visit anywhere in the world, where would you go?
I cannot answer this question. I want to visit everywhere! I want to go to BrisVegas, and drive to the Gold Coast with [livejournal.com profile] piecesofalice and go to SeaWorld to see the penguins and Movie World to see Batman; I want to live in Germany with my partner and learn German; I want to go to China and speak Mandarin; I want to go to Malaysia and see my family; I want to go to the US and be horribly, incorrigably touristy; I want to go to Italy and to England and I want to go somewhere, anywhere, to see snow. I want to go to Antartica and meet Emperors! And then I want to come home again.

2) Tell me the story of your vegetarianism!
My partner went away to Spain, and came back uninterested in meat. So I stopped cooking it, but gradually the smell of it was making Z feel ick, so I stopped eating it when we went out. Now I wouldn't go back. I am sad that my family doesn't understand, and that Z's brother thinks that eating vegetables is freaky; I am always disappointed in those friends who believe that they haven't eaten a proper meal if there is no meat in it (and as a result have had to stop inviting them to my dinner parties); and I miss the variety in the food I can order at the restaurants my father loves. But I have learnt too much to ever go back, and just last week I stopped buying eggs because even freerange egg farms kill the boy chickens at birth, and how can I love dogs and cats but want to see a cow harmed? See how I just ramble? This is why I never talk about it. BUT I love the exciting adventure that cooking has continued to be, experimenting with things I never used to like, chickpeas and avocado and eggplant, and pumpkin on pizza and pumpkin curry and a thick, creamy pasta sauce made of blended cauliflower and no dairy products.

3) If you were food, what would you be? ('chopped penguin' or 'bantha [synonym for fodder]' are not valid answers :p)
A curry.

4) Has Britney passed the point of no return?
NO. I love her.

5) If you were going to take over the world, who would you make work for you? (either fictional or otherwise)
Lex Luthor (Smallville), for his power and his influence and his money; Miss Parker and Jarod (The Pretender), Miss P for her drive and Jarod for his genius; Henry Spira (deceased animal rights activist), for the way he always knew exactly how to get a large organisation to do what he wanted them to do, and for the way his campaigns always took into account the long term; Lizzen, because apparently she can be really charming.
bantha_fodder: ([pretender] scofield - vespertanmer)
I've done this already, but I want to keep asking people because more than answering, I LOVE seeing what questions people ask. So if you want to be asked questions by me, you can still ask, either here or in my original post.

[livejournal.com profile] mandysbitch asked:


1. What's the pretender crossover to end all pretender crossovers?
This was REALLY HARD. The Centre creates the cylons, one of their many attempts to create a world they're happy with. Of course they still have the pretender program and all the rest of it, and after the cylons destroy the colonies the Centre picks up and lives on, within the fleet. Miss P survives, and keeps working for the Centre simply because there's nothing else left. The cylons, for their own nefarious purposes, allow the remnants of the Centre to continue functioning. Jarod discovers that the Centre still exists, and goes into this terrible rage about it, and when he goes to destroy it (by this time they're on New Caprica), he discovers Miss P. It is at this point that the cylons officially arrive on New Caprica. Miss P and Jarod form their own coalition (it is comprised of Jarod, Miss P and Angelo) to get rid of the cylons. Eventually the fleet somehow destroys the cylons (with the secret help of Miss P, Jarod and Angelo) and makes it to Earth, where the Centre, because it's made of AMAZING, sort of fades into the background and sets itself up, meets the right people and shakes the right hands, and though the cylons are gone it just starts right up again, because the primary concern of the Centre is to be awesome and to make money. So the point of this tale, in case it is not clear from my garbled summary, is that even though the human race struggled to survive, and eventually overcame, it's so dumb it's going to do it all over again. THE END.

ALSO MY ICON.

The other Pretender crossover to end all crossovers is A SEKRIT.

2. What's an OTP you're not into, but you could see yourself getting into with a bit more familiarisation?
Dean/Sam. They're brothers, inappropriately close, out on an adventure together, saving each others lives and hating one another. If only I were at all interested in Supernatural.

3. Pasta or rice?
Rice.

4. Give me a song you think I should write a story about.
'Let's Replace the Cityscapes.' You pick the fandom.

5. Do aliens exist?
Define 'alien.' :o) (but mostly yes)
bantha_fodder: ([narnia] mr tumnus - sloanesomething)
Whilst waiting for the noodles to boil, I've been doing this. I DON'T KNOW WHY. I don't usually do memes (unless they relate to writing):

1. Leave me a comment saying, "Interview me."
2. I will respond by asking you five personal questions so I can get to know you better. If I already know you well, expect the questions may be a little more intimate!
3. You will update your lj with the answers to the questions.
4. You will include this explanation and an offer to interview someone else in the post.
5. When others comment asking to be interviewed, you will ask them five questions.


[livejournal.com profile] anr asked:

1. If you were an Evil Overlord, would you have a moat full of angry crocodiles or a complement of 21 armed commando's protecting the entrance of your secret lair?
21 armed commandos. I mean seriously, how do you make the moat of crocodiles angry at all times? Plus, that sounds pretty mean to the crocs.

2. Favourite celebrity pairing (real, rumoured or rpf)?
Alan Rickman/Emma Thompson, hello. Have you all read the thing that Lizzen wrote for me? Page 596.

3. If you worked in the police force, would you give your mother a speeding ticket?
If she was speeding, sure. She's a leadfoot, is my mum.

4. What would you like your (infamous) last words be?
I'm not trying to be trite, I was seriously going to leave this bit blank. I don't really care what my last words would be.

5. Most played song in your iTunes (or equivalent)?
The World is Not Enough, Garbage.
bantha_fodder: ([hp] katie in china)
Stuff:
An awesome Shiri Appleby photoshoot here.
Fahye wrote a Stealth/TWW crossover: untitled.
Sloane wrote some James Bond fic, post Casino Royale: Non Sufficit. I love Sloane (and her fic) <33.
Imry wrote Narnia: Lay Down Your Jewelled Head (Lucy and Edmund, for meeee); Lights That Were Golden (Susan, returned from Narnia). Imry is so awesome.
Grace Park does the robot (and also there is some other BSG stuff at SC's journal).



A Meme:

There's a meme going on at [livejournal.com profile] ack_attack's lj, where you post your username and Let your friends tell you what reminds them of YOU! It can be a picture, a song, an icon, a video, an inside joke, a celebrity they think you look like - whatevah!

And I am fascinated. I would love to know what reminds people of me, but I am not actually a fan of these huge, multipage memes. All those names I've never seen before kind of intimidate me (amongst other things). So this is twofold: please tell me what reminds you of me! And, if you want me to, I am happy to reciprocate (here, or elsewhere). Although a caveat: if nothing reminds me of you, I will let you know.
bantha_fodder: ([xmen] by the lake)
I am reclining on my couch, thinking about going to sleep, ignoring my rather large to do list and instead admiring my icons. I recalled that darling Carrie did this meme earlier today, and thought perhaps others would like to admire my icons too (or at least criticise them).

Please feel free to check out my icons. Then comment with:
  • one that you (the reader) like just because;
  • one that you (the reader) thinks fits me (pen) best;
  • one that you think fits you (the reader) best;
  • one that I (pen) should use more often.

    In addition, because Carrie's icon post also included a query whether she should watch The Pretender (going for only nineteen US dollars per season on Amazon), I too am going to include a comment about The Pretender, to whit:

    It is about the adventures of a genius who is kidnapped as a child by a corporation which exploits his intelligence for their financial gain, when he escapes as an adult. COME ON GUYS WHAT IS THERE NOT TO LIKE?
  • bantha_fodder: ([narnia] edmund and lucy - sloane)
    I woke up, and there was an enormous love meme going on in the LJ belonging to the Destroyer of Fandoms! So I thought, why not.

    Everyone knows how to play; you can find me here, but more importantly go and love on everyone you know.
    bantha_fodder: ([cutting edge] kate peering)
    This is that "summarise ten of your fandoms in one sentence" meme. If you guess it and give me a prompt, I will on the spot write you a ficlet about that fandom until I run out of words. Please play! Or I might find myself actually doing something useful on this fine Sunday morning.

    1. He's not the Kwisatz Haderach, he's a very naughty boy. - Dune - AnguaLupin
    2. Our primary objective: to oppress you. - BSG! by Shleeeeeeemeri - drabble: lee in the rec room (100 words)
    3. He flies through the air with the greatest of ease, and then falls in love with his enemy.
    4. They lived through a golden age, and then they went home. - Narnia! - guessed by eldritch flame - fic: Jill and Eustace!
    5. There was that time in the Everglades I tied you to a pole and then you ended up in a cage. The Pretender - guessed by medie
    6. Semper Fi, FOX YOU FUCKERS. - Space: Above and Beyond - guessed by annavtree
    7. And unlike typical vampires, her fangs are located in her vagina. Blade: Trinity - guessed by aj, whom I THOUGHT was away.
    8. She was set up to lead a life of awesome trickery.
    9. AAAAAAANGSTCAAAAKEES. - SVU - as guessed by kovsky
    10. Sometimes, the tilt of her head and the way she presses her lips together are familiar and he feels sick; he tickles her until she laughs, and the feeling goes away.


    I will admit that I did not try very hard, so only one guess, if you want ficlets or something.
    bantha_fodder: ([pretender] NUZZLING OMF - piecesofalice)
    Yesterday, Fahye posted three things making her happy, and asked people to do the same in the comments. So I did, only I have found that since I did that, I have been unable to close the tab, because those three things make me so happy that I keep rereading them! So I am going to post them here.

    Three things making me happy at the moment:

    1) Archery. I've been shooting poorly for the last six weeks, and I've had a bit of a shoulder problem, but just the last week my scores and my endurance levels have been back on the upswing, and I'm shooting better now than I ever have before, and oh, how I love my sport.

    2) Preparing fruit and vegetables. All these lovely fruits are coming back into season, watermelon and strawberries and mango, and after I cut them up I like to look at them, all bright colours grouped together. Yesterday I was late home so I cooked a stirfry, and the strips of red capsicum next to the strips of carrot next to the bits of Chinese cabbage looked so bright and cheerful that it seemed almost a shame to throw them into the wok, but even when I did they were still bright and beautiful.

    3) The Pretender. I've never loved a show so hard, or for so long*, as I have this one, and I wish there were more people who could enjoy it with me.


    And please, tell me three things that are making you happy right now, flist!


    * Aside from the Muppets, of course
    bantha_fodder: ([pretender] andrea and mtw)
    Over here, people have been asking me for fannish top fives. And usually when I do memes like that, I don't do "follow up" posts or anything, but this one has been so fannishly pleasing that I am going to!


    [livejournal.com profile] esso asked: top five pairings. any fandom. ever. )


    an unstoppable army of lizzens asked: Top five ways Lucy saved Edmund )


    [livejournal.com profile] annavtree asked: top five ways that CJ and Toby end up together )


    [livejournal.com profile] daygloparker THAT ENABLER asked: top five things that never happened to Parker and Jarod )


    Outrageously, [livejournal.com profile] mandysbitch asked: Top five people (any fandom) Miss Parker should be paired with if she can't be paired with Jarod )


    [livejournal.com profile] kirbyfest asked: Top five Parker moments. Real or imagined )


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