impala_chick: (BoB || Lieb)
YOU GUYS. fiorediloto has just posted part one of this angsty, in-canon slow burn Band of Brothers fic that I cannot recc enough! The fic fits the timeline of Winters and Nixon’s lives before Band of Brothers started, and there are a ton of details about Winters and Nixon's military training and home lives, and a fun original character. This fic just feels so achy and raw and real.

If you like angst, the exploration of gay culture in 1940s America, and/or friends to lovers, this fic is totally for you.

--> The Earth Below My Feet on AO3 <--

(and I'm only a teeny bit biased because I beta'd)
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Yay, fandom5k is one of my favorite exchanges and I look forward to reading your fic! I would like any rating, gen all the way to explicit or even PWP. If you want to write 5k of smut, I'm seriously okay with that :) I like plotty stories or stories focused on character exploration equally. I do prefer a little resolved sexual tension as opposed to unresolved pining, but I'm on board with slow burn fic too (maybe with some indication that the feelings aren't totally one-sided?). I've listed some prompts below in case that helps you decide what to write.

General tropes )

Fandom prompts )

Kinks Under Here )
impala_chick: (Merlin || Arthur on Horseback)
YES. This season was everything I've wanted for Merlin and Arthur and the Knights. The way Arthur ruled over the castle was so different from this father. He never sat at the thrown while talking to his advisors or asking questions, and the atmosphere at the castle was much brighter and happier. Arthur trusted Merlin with serious moral questions, which showed how much he'd come to respect Merlin. And I got not one, but TWO coronation scenes :D Arthur's crown is so over the top that it totally fits. And Gwen's crown is absolutely gorgeous. I'm glad they made purple her color. I also thought Morgana's plans made a lot more sense, even though Agravaine was the worst.

I like how they play with Merlin's Emrys persona, even though I'm still not clear on why he's called that by the Druids. Colin Morgan is quite hilarious as an old wizard.

The end of 4.03 did me in. Merlin shouting Long Live the King gave me chills. Also, any time Merlin speaks to Dragons, I'm like why is that sexy?? The end of 4.04 was great. It was like the Dragonlord and Kilgarrah were staring their own little Dragon family.

"Bodes well.. for you and Arthur, and the land you will build together." Ummmm, HUGE merthur vibes ♥

Tristan and Isolde in the two-part finale! I love that Tristan had to be convinced - it was like they were doing a throwback to when Merlin first met Arthur, and highlighting how there may still be many negative stereotypes out there about him, but once people watch him and his leadership ability, they realize he is a different King than his father. And then that ending totally broke my heart.

Sidenote, I miss the format of big two-part finales with full resolutions at the end that tie in the whole season. With all of the Netflix shows I watch, it feels like I'm just watching a 6 or 8 hour movie, with a big climax at the last minute instead of a steady build up to a resolution.
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I currently have 107 works posted on AO3. Choose a random number — no peeking! — between 1 and 107 inclusive (where 1 is the first work ever posted and 107 is the latest), and I will tell you three things one thing I currently like about that work.

Give me a character and I'll tell you:

general opinion: fall in a hole and die | don’t like them | eh | they’re fine I guess | like them! | love them | actual love of my life
hotness level: get away from me | meh | neutral | theoretically hot but not my type | pretty hot | gorgeous! | 10/10 would bang
hogwarts house: gryffindor | slytherin | ravenclaw | hufflepuff
best quality:
worst quality:
ship them with:
brotp them with:
needs to stay away from:
misc. thoughts:

Fandoms: BBC's Merlin, MCU, Shadowhunters, Teen Wolf, TURN, DC EU, Band of Brothers, Generation Kill, SPN, Smallville
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Season three was not my favorite, at first. Merlin just seemed so sad all the time. And Arthur seemed to act with an edge of cruelty that wasn't there before. I literally cringed when he threw things at Merlin. Gwen showed a lot of growth this season, and Gwaine was a delight, but Merlin and Arthur were not in sync at all. And then, the two-part finale took my breath away. All that build-up was worth it for Merlin inspiring Arthur, and Arthur gathering his resolve, and for the Knights to be absolutely kick-ass. The round table scene had me crying.

At any rate, I've fallen down several fanfic rabbit holes. Since this fandom has been around since 2008, a lot of content is still on LiveJournal, and it's almost like I've stepped into a time machine. Some journals I came across have been deleted, but some journals still have their massive multi-chapter fics up with their own layouts and formatting. I am reminded of the early days of SPN, Smallville, or Jonas Brothers Fandom, where everything was posted on individual journals and linked on communities. Tagging is kind of a nightmare, and it would be impossible to find this stuff now if people hadn't posted recc lists. I am reminded of how much I love AO3, and how it's easy to forget how disorganized fic reading was before AO3 allowed for hosting and tagging and bookmarking.

Withadashofmilk's Recc List

Papered's Recc List

August - NSFW Merthur Circa s1, where Arthur goes back to Ealdor with Merlin for Hunith's birthday. Such a tender, witty, and detail-rich fic with all of the things I love about that Ealdor episode.
impala_chick: (SH || Jimon)
Today's theme: my favorite non-canon ship, Jace/Simon. Their whole relationship has been fraught with tension from the beginning, and then Simon died and became a vampire and things just jumped to a whole new intense level. After reading the books, it seemed to me that Simon is a masculine version of Clary in a lot of ways, and maybe that's why Simon is so intriguing to Jace. The show doesn't paint Clary and Simon as similar as they are in the books, but I still like how the show explores Jace's confusion over and jealousy of Simon and Clary's relationship. Jace has a hard time coming to grips with how he feels about Simon, even as he grew to like and respect him. They switch from being teasing to protective to fighting to angsty throughout the show and that really highlights the depth of their relationship.

Also, "I would have killed you" \\ "I would have let you" may be the most iconic piece of dialogue ever.

My current favorite Jace/Simon Fic:

blood and salt two-part series by [personal profile] firstaudrina
I love this in depth look into the vampire bite and its addictive properties. It's basically a super tender, super hot getting together fic with a wonderful exploration of Jace and his road to self-discovery. This series totally fits my headcanon for how Jace and Simon would work.

My current favorite fanvideo (it's short but so well done):

impala_chick: Wonder Woman (WW)
I didn't sign up for Chocolate Box this year, but I did write a pinch-hit. And there are a massive amount of fics to enjoy. Here are my favorites:

island breeze | DC Extended Universe/MCU Crossver, Diana Prince/Bucky Barnes, Teen
This fic feels like coming home. It's so tender and intimate and I did not know I could get into this pairing but yes, sign me up.

a strange circumstance | MCU, Thor/Heimdall, Explicit
The AU where Thor is an orphan turned prostitute, but he can still see thru Heimdall's eyes. Thor is confident but Heimdall is much more experienced and more commanding. This fic hits all my buttons for this pairing.

closed circle | Buzzfeed Unsolved, Ryan/Shane, Teen
This fic has some funny punctuation but it totally works because the story is creepy and gothic and Ryan is panicked but also getting shit done and I had a lot of fun reading this.

recipe for disaster | Buzzfeed Unsolved, Ryan/Shane, Teen
A serial killer AU with a bakery angle - this is the only way I like my bakery AUs, apparently. And Shane does not give a fuck about anything except Ryan, and I find that oddly charming.

praying for sparks in the dark (in the heart) | DC Extended Universe, Superbat, Explicit
Great Clark characterization. I usually don't like identity porn but this fic really worked for me because they both realize what's going on fairly quickly and there are certain things that give the other way. Plus, the sex is possessive and dangerous and very hot.
impala_chick: (SH || Simon)
I've been avoiding most spoilers/trailers, but I put together a couple of countdown posts because I'm so excited! Today's theme: Fanvideos! Fanvids are one of my favorite fan mediums. I used to vid back when I could use photoshop/editers on college computers for free, but alas I don't have a software editing program now. Anyway, I digress. All of the videos feature the whole cast.


This video BLOWS ME AWAY. Look at all my kickass favs!



Two more under here )
impala_chick: Wonder Woman (WW)
Thanks for signing up. I look forward to reading your fic! I would like any rating, gen all the way to explicit or PWP. I do prefer a little resolved sexual tension as opposed to unresolved pining. I like plotty stories and stories focused on character exploration equally. I've listed some prompts below in case that helps you decide what to write.

General tropes )

Fandom prompts )

Kinks Under Here )
impala_chick: (SV || Lana)
I started 13 Reasons Why at the beginning of the month, because I felt like I needed to wallow in something heavy and sad (even though I said I wasn't going to fall for another teen drama). I became obsessed and just finished season two.

This show deals with heavy/dark themes including suicide, sexual assault, and school shootings. I will not discuss those things in-depth in my thoughts below, but those themes are mentioned, hence the cut.

Spoilers for season two )

In light of all that darkness, here's the fluffiest cutest video I found of my new OTP ♥

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Stolen from a couple of people. Goodbye 2018!

1. Your main fandom of the year?
Marvel Cinematic Universe. And Teen Wolf (even a year after it ended!)

2. Your favorite film you watched this year?
Maze Runner: The Death Cure. Yay, an action packed blockbuster with my aesthetic! I thought they made a lot of great additions to book canon and O'Brien was quite impressive (and hot, dayum).

3. Your favorite book read this year?
Song of Achilles or City of Heavenly Fire because I'm a sucker for a tragic romance, apparently.

4. Your favorite album or song to listen to this year?
5 Seconds of Summer's Youngblood Album - got to go to their concert this year and had a great time. I didn't spend that much time searching for new music this year as I normally do, though. Monster Among Men is my favorite.

5. Your favorite TV show of the year?
Letterkenny! I discovered it this year, and I can't even believe how funny, witty, sarcastic, and socially conscious it is. And now it's all on Hulu!

6. Your best new fandom discovery of the year?
Shadowhunters! Although Letterkenny is a close second, it's not as active as Shadowhunters. SH has a pretty big fanbase and super talented fanartists. I do wish there were more fic exchanges/challenges/diverse writing though.

7. Your biggest fandom disappointment of the year?
Shadowhunters getting canceled :/ Also, some parts of Infinity War. That plot was all over the place.

8. Your fandom boyfriend of the year?






9. Your fandom girlfriend of the year?


10. Your biggest squee moment of the year?
Tony pulling out the flip phone in Infinity War (but then not dialing??? Torture). Also, watching Buzzfeed Unsolved: Supernatural and seeing the boys share. a. bed. Tropes in real life - count me in. Also, Shane Madej talking to demons gave me life.

11. The most missed of your old fandoms?
Smallville. I started a rewatch and even wrote a Clex fic, but then the news broke about Allison Mack and I felt bad about the whole fandom :/ I may continue my rewatch, because boy do I still adore Welling's Clark and Rosey's Lex.

12. The fandom you haven't tried yet, but want to?
Well, not sure really. Maybe All American because of Cody Christian, although I don't really want another teen drama in my life. I definitely want to watch all of the movies in The Conjuring franchise, because I watched the first one this year and loved it.

13. Your biggest fan anticipations for the coming year?
Shadowhunters 3B and Avengers: Endgame.

As for my writing: End of the Year Writing Meme )
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Here are my reccs from the first half of the alphabet + my gift! Please mind the tags.

A Perfectly Natural Product of Present Civilization | Nikita (TV), Nikita/Michael
What an amazing fic gift! 13k of 1920s AU - Alex and Nikita taking down a baddie, complete with an undercover scene at a speakeasy and Michael realizing what side he should be on. I loved the world-building and I'm so glad that it has a happy ending. The exploration of 1920s tech is great, too! ♥

An Account of the Nanite Epidemic in Broad Street | 1850s London Cholera Epidemic RPF
A space AU! About a historical epidemic! Featuring some fascinating world building and robot/human friendships. I knew nothing about this epidemic before reading, but I was instantly drawn in by the thoughtful prose.

Monsters Cuvier Did Not Dream Of | 19th Century Paleontology RPF, Cope/Marsh
A really heart wrenching take on the bone wars. I loved the angst as the main character gets self-reflective in his old age. Plus, the details about the discovered creatures really sold it.

Close Your Mouth (Open Your Heart) | Justice League, Bruce/Clark
All of my favorite Bruce and Clark personality traits - Bruce being stubborn and aloof post-canon, and Clark trying to desperately to make a connection. The slow build is delicious. Plus, Alfred is a great observer as always.

Ferda Bis | Letterkenny, Rielly/Jonesy
This little scene is hilarious and could absolutely have been on the show.

Skip to the Practical Part | Letterkenny, Reilly/Jonesy
A 5 times fic with conflicted boys and so much flirting. Plus, I really like how the author handles their past canon poly relationship with Katy.
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Yay, my fandom stocking is HERE if you feel inclined to leave something! Please link me to your stocking if you have one.
impala_chick: Wonder Woman (WW)
These are prompts I like from [tumblr.com profile] allirica's tumblr post. Prompts List Under Here )

And here are the meet-ugly prompts from [tumblr.com profile] veronicabunchwrites's tumblr post. Prompts List Under Here )
impala_chick: Wonder Woman (WW)
Congratulations to everyone who participated this year! This was my first year participating/keeping track of my writing. Even though I focused on fandom words instead of original fiction, I'm glad that I participated. I learned a lot about myself as a writer and I reached 15,130 words.

↠I used to get really hung up on knowing exactly where I wanted the fic to end. I wouldn't sit down and write if I didn't have an end goal in mind already. But to keep my word count going, I let myself explore scenarios without being so strict about ending at a certain point. Doing that freed me up and actually made it more fun to write.

↠Along the same lines, I always tried to write scenes in order. But I realized that I could write the part that was inspiring me at the moment, and go back and re-order things. Encouraging my word count meant just writing the scene that was actually working for me when I had time to write. I can always edit my stuff later!

↠Beginnings are still hard, but I saw some advice somewhere about starting "in the middle," so to speak. Get to the point, and it's okay to do world building along the way or give more explanation later on. I liked that advice.

↠I also used to think that I had to clear my whole day in order to have time to write productively. But for NaNoWriMo, I encouraged myself to write even if I only had an hour or two. It turns out I can crank out a fair amount in that amount of time, and even if I have to stop in the middle of a scene, I will actually be able to remember what I wanted to write later on (for the most part).
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Atmosphere | MCU, Thor/Heimdall
Not my usual ship, but the details are so vivid and heart-wrenching in this. Heimdall helps Thor deal with his new powers after Ragnarok.

Buried Night | GenKill, Brad/Nate
A super sexy curse means that Brad appears in Nate's bed, but Nate doesn't know who he is. I love how Brad is both selfish and self-sacrificing in this. And Nate is pretty fuckin' smart, too.

Hell Sick | Original Fiction
A super low-level but hilarious demon locks himself out of hell. This fic chronicles his random shenanigans as he tries to get back. The prose is sharp and witty and I would literally read a book about this demon.

The King Under the Mountain | Agent Carter/Indiana Jones Crossover, No ships
This case fic is super interesting, and fits right into both canons! I love the nods to Cap, and how a lot of the Howling Commandos' personalities shine through. Plus, Peggy is commanding but not above asking for help and Indy is understandably smitten without being an ass.

The Moon is the Same Everywhere | Teen Wolf/SPN Crossover, No Ships
A moody gothic piece. Dean's voice is so great in this. He's surprised by Scott and Beacon Hills, but he doesn't want to get too wrapped up in their business. And Scott really gets to shine as the new protector of Beacon Hills.
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Thank you so much for writing for this exchange! I would enjoy any rating. I've listed my favorite tropes and some fandom prompts below for inspiration. My smut likes are at the bottom.

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