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Jun. 7th, 2017 12:52 pm
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Yes, this is epithalamium. I decided after some thought not to delete my LJ. (I also haven't logged into my account since they updated the ToS so I'm not sure what they're going to do about that.) It's going to remain as is because I was an embarrassing young adult and I guess it's good to remind myself that I used to be an embarrassing young adult as I go about my cranky old man life.

All my entries--fanart and fanfic alike--are going to remain in that old account. For my dreamwidth, I decided to delete all posts I've already made (which were just test-run html coding for the fests I've signed up for anyway) and start over.

I still miss the heydays of LJ and how the fandom was formed by that environment. I can't say I like where tumblr is taking fandom nowadays but hopefully that will change. Given that, I should probably log onto my DW more.

どうぞよろしく! And for people I've known since the LJ days, ただいま!
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From [community profile] rs_games:

Hope & Legacy: Black Brothers Edition R A few weeks before the start of the next figure skating season, Sirius receives word that his parents have kicked the bucket. He promptly travels back to England for no good reason at all, exasperated husband in tow. Team Sirius.

There's art with the fic and magical skating! But also there's the Black brothers who are trying to fix a relationship that's fallen on the wayside after Sirius ran away from the family. And also an asexual Sirius who has the best supportive husband. The exploration of asexuality is very good here, I think. Having an asexual character who is quite happy to sleep with his husband (whom he loves) despite forgetting to have the sexy times because he doesn't really have those urges. It's good to have different kinds of representation and I like having non-sex repulsed asexuals in fics too.

Colours NC-17 Today is their wedding anniversary. It’s the first time Sirius has remembered it, since Azkaban. He decides to mark the occasion. Team Sirius.

Sirius and Remus get married during the first war! And then things go to shit and Sirius has to deal with that. The descriptions of Sirius getting himself back, just the good moments where he can actually remember the past and it's not all an Azkaban haze is so good. Plus I don't know if I've ever mentioned this but I'm actually not a big fan of Sirius's tattoos in the movies? But author makes very VERY good use of them in this fic and I'm sold.

A Day Like Any Other R The one where Sirius keeps receiving unwanted mail, Remus drinks a lot of tea, Peter's out on a hot date, and James is offering unwanted make overs.
(Or the answer to the question of exactly how many cursed letters can you flush down the loo).
Team Sirius.

So I'm sure lots of you are waiting for this artist's entry for the games and as usual they don't disappoint! This is Sirius and Remus after Sirius has left the Noble and Most Ancient House of Black and while there's a lot of cuddles and cosiness going on there's also a bunch of letters from Walburga that Sirius keeps flushing in the toilet. The thread that ties Sirius to his house and his beginnings are strong, but there is the warm and solidity of Remus's presence by his side and that's all that matters. Very warm and charming!

The sun always comes G Sometimes it is too much, but there are always reasons to keep on going. Team Remus.

Very cute series of snapshots from Remus's life, with his friends and with Sirius. The colours are amazing, I especially love the last one with the sunrise, it does evoke a gentle kind of light aside from a new beginning. The boys' expressions are great too!

And have some Bungou Stray Dogs stuff because why not!

Build Upon the Ruins by izanyas. E The famous and all-winning Double Black gets put aside to gather dust after a battle against a kaiju leaves one of its pilots badly injured. Four years later, the threat against humanity is too dire to afford not to use a fully functional jaeger. Ozaki Kouyou orders Dazai to find a new copilot and fight again.

Chuuya is all for it. Dazai is not. Kunikida finds himself trying to understand the gap full of unsaid things that stands between them both.

Pacific Rim crossover, Soukoku, and all the other ships that I like. I love this fic to pieces even if it sometimes tears my heart. Very good fight scenes with the kaiju as well, and all around good world building. Granted these are already created worlds, but actually adjusting two different canons to make the crossover work is a delicate balance and I love it when it happens like this.

in the park by TheGreatCatsby. T+ Oda goes to the park to write, and finds that he enjoys the company of the man who takes a nap under a nearby tree every day.

I didn't know I wanted this fic until I actually read it. Oda is alive and finally doing what he's always wanted to do. His kids are also alive. Chuuya is still with Port Mafia, but also he's tired because his former partner has left and now they need a new executive. They meet sometimes in the park, and after a while Oda decided to talk to the guy. It's a quiet little fic, with a lot more details left unsaid, but it's powerful exactly because of that. This is the Oda we deserve. ;;;

HP recs

Oct. 12th, 2017 03:11 pm
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Double post today for some recs! Haven't had the time to catch up with [community profile] rs_games, but I'm gonna sit down at some point for the whole thing hopefully.

Just Smoke PG-13 Two very different impromptu trips to Amsterdam. One before and one after.
Or: The boys do touristy things in Amsterdam while Sirius is mid-breakdown, Remus is very much Not in Love with Him, James is keen to get high, and Peter just wants to see some naked ladies.
Team Remus.

What's not to love about this fic? There's boys being silly and awkward, which is my fave combination, but also amidst all the shenanigans there's always the threat of the war (both in the flashback but also in contemporary time), the pain of being in love, and really just the connections we have with other people. There is a moment in the fic that I totally expected already (the writer has mentioned it lol), but it still gave me the chills actually reading the scene unfold.

Where you stop the story PG There are countless points to end the story at. Countless opportunities to leave it at the worst, but also at the best of times. If you want a happy ending, that depends, of course, on where you stop your story. Team Sirius.

A series of snapshots with Sirius, Remus, and the people in their lives. Sometimes very fun and vibrant, sometimes sober and heartbreaking. The artist chose to stop at a very good moment I feel like. Defo a good interpretation of the prompt.

Dropped Dead Gorgeous for [community profile] hd_fan_fair R Draco Malfoy is hired to organise a funeral party on the anniversary of Harry Potter's first death.
This of course has everything to do with how he is a true artiste with lace, fripperies, and dead bodies, and absolutely nothing to do with why Harry Potter keeps inviting him out to dinner.

So if that premise is not enough to make you read this beautiful and surprisingly tender comic (I mean, I was expecting something a la The Loved One by Evelyn Waugh, but got something that actually made me go 'awww'), please do yourself a favour and check it out for the outfits Harry tried on for the funeral of the year. That and the badass ladies.

To-do list

Sep. 14th, 2017 02:29 pm
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Because I have a sieve-like memory let's have these all listed down so I won't forget:


02 - [community profile] rs_games start posting. Time to start reading and reccing!
02 - Port Mafia week starts. [No idea what to do for this, but I want to do Chuuya/Akutagawa.]
08 - Fractured Fairy Tales start announcing participants. (I won't get in but lol.)
09 - ZEcret Santa open for sign-ups. (Will have to ask Jinger about this. Also need to check the FAQs and rules so I can ask ficcers to have an AO3 ready.)
10 - Souyo Zine start shipping. Idk if any of my flisters care, but SouYo is one of my fave ships in the Megaten franchise sorry. And also all profits go to charity.


09 - ZEcret Santa sign-ups close.
11 - ZEcret Santa assignments handed out.
14 - [This might not happen but last year this was the deadline for the Festive Bastion sign-ups so I'm marking that.]
25 - mini-fest deadline of submission.


01 - mini-fest posting starts.
20 - ZEcret Santa posting starts.
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mini-fest is now accepting prompts! Okay so I don't really do R/S small gifts any more, but mini-fest and ZEcret Santa are my holiday fests so I guesss I will actually log into my LJ just for this. Yay me.
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This sounds like an excellent idea and a way to spread some fic love!! (Now I just need to read more stuff and maybe I can sign up for reccing too.)


Jun. 13th, 2017 02:41 pm
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Team Remus Vs. Team Sirius

Sign-ups begin Wednesday June 14th @ rs-games on DreamWidth!

Join Us For Our Tenth and Final Year!

while i'm sad because this has been part of my active years in fandom forever (and also how i met so many of my friends now), i love that the regulars seem to be all for signing up this year for a proper send-off. (because i'm a crybaby i'll probably cry.)

also if it's not obvious this is totally the reason why i resurrected my DW account.


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