amathela: ([comics] wonder woman)
Non-spoilery reaction: Well, that was certainly a thing I just watched.

More detailed thoughts )
amathela: ([bsg] otp)
Dear writer:

Thank you so much for writing me a fic! I'm sure it's going to be amazing, and I'm so looking forward to reading it. These are some ideas/extra information/things that would make me especially happy, but if my optional details don't work for you, or if you already have an idea in mind, I'd much rather get a great story you're really excited about than something mediocre tailored exactly to my requests.

You can find me on AO3 as Zhailei.

General information )

Andromeda )

Big Time Rush )

Bodacious Space Pirates )

Code Geass )

The Dark Knight Legacy )

DC Comics )

Miss Match )

Samurai Flamenco )

Stargate )

Wizards of Waverly Place )
amathela: ([btr] logan/camille)
Dear [livejournal.com profile] rarepairfest author:

Thank you so much for writing me a fic! I'm sure it's going to be amazing, and I'm so looking forward to reading it. These are some ideas/extra information/things that would make me especially happy, but if my optional details don't work for you, or if you already have an idea in mind, I'd much rather get a great story you're really excited about than something mediocre tailored exactly to my requests.

You can find me on AO3 as Zhailei.

General information )

Batman (Comics) )

Big Time Rush )

The Dark Knight Legacy )

Justice League Dark (Comics) )

Samurai Flamenco )

Teen Titans (Comics) )
amathela: ([bsg] apollo/boomer)
Dear [community profile] rarepairfest author:

Thank you so much for making me something! I'm sure I'll love whatever you end up creating, but in general: I love ensemble fics, banter, makeouts, unresolved (and resolved) sexual tension, romantic comedy, action/adventure, wacky hijinks, humour, crack, PWPs, apocafic, and ridiculous AUs. I'm not super into angst, and I prefer fics where characters interact with people and do things over introspective character studies. I really, really, love tropes and clichés, and totally ridiculous, over the top plots, the more shameless the better. I love first times, and secret relationships, and casual hookups, and partners, and ex-girlfriends and boyfriends, and rekindling old relationships. I love people being in love without having to say it, and people who are obviously in love but maybe don't realise it, and ridiculously overblown romantic gestures where one person completely embarrasses themselves, and small gestures that mean a whole lot more than they seem to. Most of all, I love characters who are genuinely really into each other. I'm happy to read any rating, and smut is welcome but absolutely not necessary.

I've also included a few 'wild card' crossover requests, just in case one of them catches your eye - these are TOTALLY OPTIONAL, and I'm not expecting you to write them at all, but if you happen to feel like it, then go ahead.

My username is Zhailei on AO3. My official requests are for fic, but I'm happy to receive art treats if that's your jam.

Batgirl (Comics) )

Teen Titans (Comics) )

Big Time Rush )

Stargate SG-1 )

Battlestar Galactica )
amathela: ([wolf] and his stupid face)
FANDOMS WRITTEN IN 2013
Wizards of Waverly Place, DCU, Teen Wolf, Marvel 616, Rookie Blue, Once Upon a Time, The O.C., The Almighty Johnsons, Brooklyn Nine-Nine

FIC WRITTEN IN 2013

April
When Life Gives Me Lemons, I Make … Something (Wizards of Waverly Place, Justin/Alex)

May
A Dinosaur, A Giant Penny, And Two Hundred Chocolate Eggs (DCU, Steph, Dick, Damian, Cass)

June
Positive Tension (Teen Wolf, Scott/Danny)
Women In Garbage (Marvel 616, Clint/Kate)
No One Takes Your Freedom (DCU, Donna, Koriand'r)

August
I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor (Marvel 616, Noh-Varr/Kate)

October
Hero For Hire (Marvel 616, Jessica Jones)

November
Hit Me With Your Best Shot (Rookie Bue, Gail/Holly)
Through Smoke (Once Upon a Time, Aurora/Mulan)
Take On Me (The O.C., Ryan/Summer)

December
OMG Dinosaurs! (Wizards of Waverly Place, Justin/Alex)
Let's Get Down To Business (The Almighty Johnsons, Dawn, Anders)
The Unbearable Lightness Of Being A Cop (Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Jake/Amy)

Statistics, questions, etc. )
amathela: ([misc] mistletoe)
OH MY GOD YOU GUYS I GOT FOUR YULETIDE FICS. FOUR. It's kind of hilarious, because last year I wrote, like, eight fics, and then this year I wrote my assignment and a pinch hit and no treats at all (though I am writing something that might go in the madness collection if I can finish it in time I HOPE SO BECAUSE THERE'S A BIT THAT'S KIND OF YULETIDE SPECIFIC - in an already super dated way - but oh well, I'll just NYR it if not), and this is the year I get ALL THE FIC.

But I'm so not complaining because SOMEBODY WROTE ME AVALON HIGH FIC AGAIN. It's the second Avalon High fic I've gotten in exchanges this year, which means there are now approximately 200% more Avalon High fics in the universe than there were last year. (When I went looking on AO3 for fic, IIRC there was exactly one non-crossover fic and it didn't even have Allie in it, WHAT IS EVEN UP WITH THAT.) Chances of me continuing to request it in every exchange ever in the hopes of building an actual fandom: Super high.

Also! Somebody wrote me the Bruce/Steph dirtybadwrong fic I've been requesting only roughly forever and it's SO GREAT I CAN'T EVEN TELL YOU. And then I also got a super fun Dick/Steph fic AND and adorable Steph & Cass fic, WHAT DID I EVEN DO TO DESERVE THIS BECAUSE I WILL DO IT AGAIN.

Eternal Recurrence (1220 words) by Anonymous
Fandom: Avalon High (2010)
Rating: Not Rated
Warnings: Author Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Allie Pennington/Will Wagner, Lance Benwick/Jen, Allie Pennington/Jen, Guinevere/Arthur Pendragon, Guinevere/Lancelot du Lac
Characters: Allie Pennington, Will Wagner, Miles (Avalon High), Lance Benwick, Jen (Avalon High), Arthur Pendragon, Guinevere (Arthurian)
Additional Tags: Truth or Dare, Campfires, Watermelons, Past Lives, Underage Drinking, Kissing, POV Female Character, POV Third Person Limited, Past Tense, Plastic Lightsaber Toy, Excalibur, First Kiss
Summary: A campfire, a six-pack, a watermelon, a game, and two first kisses.

that kind of luxe just ain't for us, we crave a different kind of buzz (1009 words) by Anonymous
Fandom: Batman (Comics), DCU (Comics), Batgirl (Comics)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Cassandra Cain, Stephanie Brown
Summary: Batgirl and Black Bat versus the two most unobservant robbers in Gotham. The 'versus' implies that the robbers had even the faintest ghost of a chance, which, lol, no.

Training (8253 words) by Anonymous
Fandom: Batgirl (Comics)
Rating: Explicit
Warnings: Author Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Stephanie Brown/Bruce Wayne
Characters: Stephanie Brown, Bruce Wayne
Summary: She thinks it started as punishment.

What Do the Lonely Do (at Christmas) (2640 words) by Anonymous
Fandom: Batgirl (Comics)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Stephanie Brown/Dick Grayson
Characters: Stephanie Brown, Dick Grayson
Additional Tags: Alternate Universe, Christmas, Friends to Lovers, Yuletide Treat
Summary: Bank robberies, gratuitous carol references, stabbings, and maybe even a miracle (or two)? Must be Christmastime in Gotham.
amathela: ([comics] wolverine is a jerk)
[livejournal.com profile] dhampyresa asked: Top 5 pages/panels from comics?

This was actually a lot easier than I thought it'd be, but at the same time I'm sure I'm forgetting a bunch of things, and there's a lot I'm leaving out. In the end, this is mostly "comics panels/pages that give me a lot of feelings," and it's fairly DC/Batfamily heavy, but, well, feelings. (Also contains spoilers, mostly for Blue Beetle and Batman Incorporated/Batman & Robin.)

Favourite comics panels )
amathela: ([comics] lying cat)
I feel like it's been forever since I've updated, things have been super duper crazy. [livejournal.com profile] fivewhatfive I MISSED YOUR BIRTHDAY I'M SO SORRY I HOPE IT WAS AMAZING <3 <3

[livejournal.com profile] rarepairfest happened and I got Moving On Up, adorable Dick/Steph fic with bonus sparring and batfamily feels. And I wrote:

I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor (1408 words) by amathela
Fandom: Marvel 616, Young Avengers
Rating: Mature
Relationships: Kate Bishop/Noh-Varr
Characters: Kate Bishop, Noh-Varr
Additional Tags: Dancing, Clubbing, Frottage, Hook-Up
Summary: Kate, Noh-Varr, and the night before the morning after.

[livejournal.com profile] rarecharacters is next, and then I think that's it until yuletide? Speaking of which, well. There's been an explosion of rare [x] exchanges this year (AND I'M PRETTY SURE I'VE PARTICIPATED IN ALL OF THEM), so I feel like it matters less if yuletide ends up being a clusterfuck, and it's never been great on comics anyway. DON'T CARE STILL GONNA WRITE ALL THE THINGS. I still wish there was a dedicated comics exchange at some point, though.
amathela: ([comics] batman/wonder woman)
... and in the running tally of Stupid Stuff Done By Comics Publishers, DC pulls back into the lead. (Was there ever any doubt?)

Marvel launches Mighty Avengers, which, unlike the previous title of that name (which I was so excited about, because CAROL!!! and etc. but turned out to be mostly terrible) looks like it could be really great, Greg Land notwithstanding. LUKE CAGE <3 <3 <3 (Though this does torpedo my burning desire for a Jessica Jones, Superhero title featuring Luke Cage, Stay-At-Home Dad, but lets be real, that only ever existed in my head in any universe.)

Meanwhile, DC is totally keeping all its promises and maintaining the integrity of its core values no wait, the other thing. Like, we know we said you'd get 22 pages of story for $2.99 with no numbering gimmicks, but we actually meant that'd happen sometimes when we felt like it and definitely not in September, when you can get (probably) 20 pages of story for $3.99 and point one numbering but, um, shiny covers?

(I am still totally getting the Rogues issue and Forever Evil tie-in, though, because I love me some Rogues and I DON'T KNOW HOW TO QUIT YOU DC.)

Also, to no-one's surprise, the creator exodus from DC keeps on coming, with allegations of bullying from the editorial team. And some of the BEST AND MOST SUPER NECESSARY editorial comments, including the TOTALLY TRUFAX OBSERVATION that Batman doesn't sit down. Which means Batman Sits is obvs my favourite tumblr right now.

In other news, happy birthday to [personal profile] such_heights! I hope you have a super amazing day <3
amathela: ([wolf] poor little rich boy)
Dear [livejournal.com profile] not_primetime writer:

Thank you so much for writing me a fic! Whatever you end up writing, I'm sure I'll love it, especially since it features one of my favourite female characters. If you don't want a whole lot of extra details, or if you already have an idea in mind, feel free to stop reading now and go with that, but I love talking about the things I love, so I've done that here. A lot.

I enjoy het, femslash, and gen. I love ensemble fics, banter, makeouts, unresolved (and resolved) sexual tension, romantic comedy, action/adventure, wacky hijinks, humour, crack, PWPs, apocafic, and ridiculous AUs. In general, I'm not super into angst, and I prefer fics where characters interact with people and do things over introspective character studies. I really, really, love tropes and clichés, and totally ridiculous, over the top plots, the more shameless the better - if you're ever wondering, does she want fic with pretending to be a couple/forced proximity/sharing a bed/bachelor auction/truth or dare/accidental makeouts/insert ridiculous cliché here, the answer is yes, yes I do. I love first times, and secret relationships, and casual hookups, and ex-girlfriends and boyfriends, and rekindling old relationships. I love people being in love without having to say it, and people who are obviously in love but maybe don't realise it, and ridiculously overblown romantic gestures where one person completely embarrasses themselves, and small gestures that mean a whole lot more than they seem to. Most of all, I love characters who are genuinely really into each other - as friends, or as more than that. I'm happy to read any rating, and smut is welcome but absolutely not necessary.

Batman )

Teen Titans )

Wizards of Waverly Place )

Teen Wolf )
amathela: ([sv] super!)
Dear [livejournal.com profile] shipswap creator:

Thank you so much for making me something! I'm sure I'll love whatever you end up creating, but in general: I love ensemble fics, banter, makeouts, unresolved (and resolved) sexual tension, romantic comedy, action/adventure, wacky hijinks, humour, crack, PWPs, apocafic, and ridiculous AUs. I'm not super into angst. I really, really, love tropes and clichés, and totally ridiculous, over the top plots, the more shameless the better. I love first times, and secret relationships, and casual hookups, and ex-girlfriends and boyfriends, and rekindling old relationships. I love people being in love without having to say it, and people who are obviously in love but maybe don't realise it, and ridiculously overblown romantic gestures where one person completely embarrasses themselves, and small gestures that mean a whole lot more than they seem to. Most of all, I love characters who are genuinely really into each other. I'm happy to read any rating, and smut is welcome but absolutely not necessary.

DCU - Comicverse )

Once Upon a Time )

Doom )

Big Time Rush )

Crossovers )
amathela: ([sv] super!)
Things I read lately:

Books )

Comics )


Currently Reading:

  • I'd Tell You I Love You, But Then I'd Have to Kill You. Still, I know! I got sidetracked by Heist Society, whatevs.

  • The Eyre Affair. Re-reading, definitely enjoying. It's a nice change of pace for bedtime reading after JS&MN.

  • Comics: Captain Marvel, Hawkeye, Young Avengers, Journey Into Mystery, Fearless Defenders, Nova, Ultimate Comics: Spider-Man. NO DC ONGOING TITLES. I'm still following a few New 52 titles in trades, but none as they come out, I just do not have the emotional investment for that.


    Up Next:

  • The rest of the Heist Society and Gallagher Girls books <3

  • At some stage, the latest Dresden Files and Wheel of Time books.

  • New Avengers v.2, Spider-Girl, Gillen's JiM run.
  • amathela: ([comics] scott/emma)
    AKA PART TWO OF DOOOOOOM. Seriously, though, I ... read a lot of comics? And I meant to do this at the end of January, so every day I procrastinated on this the list increased exponentially, so what I read in the beginning of January was, like, 250 comics ago. NOT EVEN EXAGGERATING, IN CASE YOU WERE WONDERING. COMICS READ SO FAR THIS YEAR: 276 299 SEE WHAT I MEAN ABOUT PROCRASTINATING.

    So, in roughly chronological order:

    Batman and Robin )

    Birds of Prey )

    Young Avengers )

    Runaways )

    New X-Men )

    Astonishing X-Men )

    X-23 )

    New Mutants )

    Ultimate Comics: Spider-Man )
    amathela: ([comics] infinity and beyond)
    Via tumblr, two pieces of art that are super appropriate to my last post:

    Dick Grayson wants a hug

    Damian needs hugs

    Basically, collective fandom consciousness totally supports my theory that Dick and Steph are the most likely (read: only) members of the Batfamily to bring the hugs. (Dick feels it's his mission to hug people who need hugs! Steph is there as hug backup! Dick Grayson just wants to hug somebody and Steph is the only person who'll let him, P.S. WAY TO HUG HER BOOBS DICK, I APPROVE.

    I AM PRETTY SURE STEPH AND DICK: HUG BUDDIES IS ALL I REALLY WANT IN THE WORLD RIGHT NOW.

    Also, I'm nearly done with Young Justice and I'm really enjoying it, it makes a super pleasant change from War Games.
    amathela: ([comics] superboy)
    So apparently I've reached the total crack section of my comics reading.

    Leviathan Strikes was exactly as ridiculous as promised, BATGIRL UNDERCOVER AT AN ALL-GIRLS SCHOOL COME BACK TO ME. Loved her friend, too, even if I would have liked to see more of her. (Why couldn't the storyline have been a miniseries instead of a single issue?) BUT OH GOD GRANT MORRISON WHAT, I DON'T EVEN WITH THE SECOND PART OF THAT WHAT. GOOD TIMES A++

    Speaking of Grant Morrison, I've been going through the DCAU films and just reached All-Star Superman, which was very Golden Age meets Grant Morrison bizarreness, it was amazing. SUPERMAN HAS A NEWFOUND INTEREST IN SEWING, YOU CAN GO ANYWHERE IN THE FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE EXCEPT THE SUPER CREEPY ROOM OF MYSTERY, P.S. THEY HAVE A PARTY TO GO TO IN ATLANTIS IN AN HOUR.

    And now I've started reading the original Young Justice comics, which are ridiculous and cracky and super fun BUT OMG SUPERBOY'S HAIR AND EARRING WHAT I AM 100% SURE THESE THINGS WERE NOT STILL IN FASHION BY NINETEEN-FREAKING-NINETY-EIGHT.

    Also, in the tradition of the Batfamily being kind of jerks, from the Secret Origins 80-page giant )
    amathela: ([comics] spoiler alert)
    More feelings about War Games and Steph's Robin arc, because apparently I have all of them and I'm not done talking about them yet.

    Let the puzzlement fit the crime )
    amathela: ([comics] wonder woman)
    I've been flat-out mainlining the Robin comics for a week ...

    ... and I just finished War Games.

    Spoilers. Obviously. )

    Next up: The final dozen or so issues of Robin, Leviathan Strikes, Batgirl vol. 1&2, Red Robin, other miscellaneous issues with Steph in them. Maybe not in that order.

    Also ... okay, so I don't really interact with comics fandom much - my involvement at the moment has pretty much extended to reading a couple of fics on AO3 and tracking the Stephanie Brown tag on Tumblr - but even that much has exposed me to some pretty virulent Steph hate. And, I mean, obviously the whole thing bugs me - from the way it's so gendered and mired in the assumption that there's one right way to be a superhero and everything else is doing it wrong, to the fact that Steph is amazing and nobody should hate her ever - but once I hit Steph's all too brief run as Robin, one particular criticism started bugging me in particular.

    Robin!Steph, and why people are being wrong on the internet )

    But, okay, silver lining time: At least the people who hated her as Robin acknowledge that she was Robin.

    IN LESS DEPRESSING NEWS, THINGS I REALLY WANT TO WRITE AND/OR READ:
    - The one where Kara and Steph watch all the college movies. (Just maybe not the type Steph was expecting.) And then have pillow fights and makeouts.
    - The one where Artemis exists in the pre-reboot continuity and she and Steph ~fall in love.
    - The one with Gage/Steph jail cell makeouts.
    - Fun, flirty Dick/Steph hookups.
    - The dirtybadwrong Bruce/Steph d/s idfic.
    - The fic where Steph accidentally leaves her comm on during an, ahem, intimate moment. And then not so accidentally. Maybe with semi-awkward Gage/Steph/Babs threesome-ish-ness, and featuring a lot of Oracle "talking her through it." (IDK, I don't even ship Steph/Barbara, but this idea got into my head and won't go away, and I'm really digging it.)
    - And none for Tim Drake, bye.

    Basically, shipping all the Steph ships ever. Except, apparently, the ones that are actually popular*, ugh, why my life. And really, I tried so hard to like Tim/Steph, but I just ... IDK, I like Tim but I don't actually feel very much for him, even a hundred and whatever issues of his comic later. But I still haven't read Red Robin (or much of Teen Titans), so, who knows. And even though, thanks to Steph, I don't actually hate Damian any more, I really don't ship them either (though I do loveSteph&Damian gen) - except maybe for fic where he has a huge crush on her and will literally murder anyone who brings it up, clearly crushes are below him and anyway he'd definitely have better taste than Stephanie Brown, ugh. (I'm pretty sure that actually exists somewhere, but I don't want to have to go looking through Steph/Damian fic to find it.)

    *Although I'm pretty sure I will love Cass/Steph, but I actually need to get Cass' Batgirl run first, which is next on my list.

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