amathela: ([animated] mulan)
So, I'm alive? I mean, I just made it through my first semester full-time teaching and reports and NAPLAN and parent-teacher interviews, so I'm only mostly sure, but I appear to be all in one piece. But I'm on holidays now! For like two whole weeks! And I'm well aware that I haven't posted here (or anywhere) since ... February? And I honestly haven't been around much either, because this last term especially has been SUPER CRAZY and I haven't managed to do much except work and keep up some vague semblance of a social life, but hopefully things will quiet down a little now and I'll be able to change that. (Signing up for [ profile] rarepairfest was possibly a little optimistic, given I've written almost nothing all year, but I miss actually participating in fandom, dammit, and I've got two weeks to get a head start at least.)

ANYWAY. An update with actual content will likely come soon, because WORK OMG, but in the meantime, hi! I missed you all! <3

amathela: ([comics] spies like us)
I HAVE INTERNET AGAIN!!!!!!! Long story short, our phone line went down and we've been internet-less for like a week and a half, and since I can't check livejournal/twitter/tumblr/etc. at work I've basically been DYING. And apparently this week was the week when I REALLY, REALLY NEEDED internet, between needing to register for work seminars and ficathon signups and porn battle and trying to set up a new phone that, spoiler, WON'T EVEN TURN ON WITHOUT INTERNET ACCESS, so. Also it was like a million degrees without air conditioning, which we of course do not have, and I just finished the second week of my new job and it's been SUPER HECTIC and so the past fortnight has just gone by in this massive blur and HOW ARE YOU WHAT'S BEEN HAPPENING I MISSED YOU GUYS.

I'm trying to catch up on everything I've missed at the moment, except I also have a hundred things to plan for next week and it's already Sunday afternoon and ugh. HOW DO I THINGS. I only got halfway through watching Festivids and I STILL HAVE UNREAD YULETIDE FICS OPEN IN TABS and now I have a million things to catch up on and I still need to fill in my placeholder letter from over a week ago that I hastily posted with my phone and I'M SORRY IF YOU'RE MY ASSIGNED AUTHOR, IT'S SUPER HIGH ON MY LIST OF THINGS TO DO SO WATCH THIS SPACE. (Or that space. You know. Whatever.)


Mar. 12th, 2013 04:07 pm
amathela: ([gossip] no guitar lessons for rufus)
More birthdays! Happy actual, belated, or upcoming birthday to [personal profile] fan_eunice, [ profile] malicat, and [ profile] irishmizzy!

Also, reading the solicitation for last month's Hawkeye (yes, I was reading old solicitations, so what?), I'm now convinced that Hawkeye is the Marvel universe's Gossip Girl:
Valentine’s Day with THE heartthrob of the Marvel Universe?
This will be… confusing.
Xoxo, Hawkeye

Somebody write me that fic? (And yes, that's the solicitation in full. Hawkeye has some of my favourite solicitations.)

Speaking of Gossip Girl: YAY DAN IS WINNING HIS BRACKET. OBVS, THOUGH. So is Scott, which I'm super happy about, even though I voted for Jade (I HAD TO SHE'S MY FAVE, I CAN STAN FOR SCOTT NEXT ROUND.) And Artemis is losing, sad forever. Those are kind of the only races I care about though? OH WELL GOING TO LOOK FOR MORE DAN HUMPHREY GIFS. (I DON'T EVEN HAVE ANY DAN ICONS HOW OH RIGHT BECAUSE I HATE HIM BUT I DO HAVE MY FOREVER FAVOURITE RUFUS ICON.)
amathela: ([wolf] and his stupid face)

(I have to laugh, though, because FMM is never even a little bit representative of fandom's actual tastes, like, Jo is currently winning the Supernatural bracket, and I mean, she is my actual favourite, but no.)




amathela: ([comics] titans together)
Which TV shows did you start watching in 2012?
Arrow, The Mindy Project, Terra Nova (!), Teen Wolf (!!!!!), Chicago Fire, Suits, Miranda (<3). I actually watched the first few episodes of Battlestar Galactica (1978), and it was exactly as ridiculous and awesome as I expected it to be. And recently I started watching H2O: Just Add Water, which, ditto ;) In keeping with the comics-heavy theme of this year, I also picked up a lot of animated shows - Justice League, Batman: The Animated Series, Batman: The Brave and the Bold, Green Lantern, Teen Titans, Ultimate Spiderman.

The rest of the meme )

No bears?

Nov. 3rd, 2012 10:18 pm
amathela: ([roswell] max)
I ... started writing my yuletide assignment the day I got it? I started writing my yuletide assignment the day I got it. I don't even know who I am anymore.

I feel like I must have the easiest, most low-stress yuletide assignment ever. It almost makes me feel like I'm doing it wrong.

I also finished off a long (long, long) overdue auction fic. After writing, like, three fics all year. TURNS OUT I CAN STILL WRITE THINGS, WHO KNEW?
amathela: ([oth] dan > building on fire)
Hands up if you submitted a half-finished sign up for [community profile] festivids!

*puts hand up*

It's not as bad as it could be - sign ups closed in the middle of the night my time, so yesterday morning I was playing around with requesting/offering different fandoms, with the full intention of submitting my final sign up that afternoon. Which, of course, I completely forgot to do. I did, however, managed to do some things right:

a) Submit a sign up in some form: Check!
b) Request fandoms I actually want to receive a vid in: Check! I had planned to make a couple of substitutions, but only to remove some fandoms no-one offered (which was most of mine)/make me easier to match. So, there's no chance I'll be disappointed by the vid I receive, but I will be a little less surprised. (IIRC, only two of my requests actually had offers, so.)
c) Offer some fandoms: Mostly check. I accidentally un-offered at least one fandom I really wanted to offer, and didn't get around to adding in the fandoms I requested (which isn't a big deal; no-one offered most of them, and I doubt anyone would have requested them.) So, in the end I probably offered about half the fandoms I meant to? But maybe this will inspire me to make this year the year I actually make some festivids treats (yay, silver lining!).

Ugh, I feel like the worst participant ever, although I'm pretty sure, even with my screw-up, I'm still matchable (which was not actually the case initially last year, so: progress!). At least work is going smoothly, because everything else has been a complete shemozzle.

Now I just need to find my latest sign up email so I can edit my Dear Festividder letter ...
amathela: ([disney] one and the same)
I have had the hardest time trying to write lately, ugh, I swear I used to be able to do this. (The most I've managed lately was about 800 words for the porn battle, and even then I could only write part of a fic.) But! I am super excited about upcoming writing things! First I got my assignment for [ profile] rarewomen, which is amazing and so is my recipient, basically my biggest problem there is deciding what [redacted] to write, there are so many great choices and my recipient gave options for basically everything I would want to write BUT I CAN'T WRITE ALL OF THEM I'M PRETTY SURE I HAVE TO MAKE A DECISION.

And then there was [community profile] fandom_helps. Where I won things! And the person who won me wants me to write PRINCESS PROTECTION PROGRAM, YOU GUYS I TOTALLY GOT THIS. Disney backslide: Totally in progress. And I know I watched it on New Years but OOPS, I THINK IT'S TIME TO REWATCH ALREADY ONLY FOR FIC PURPOSES OBVIOUSLY, UGH MY LIFE IS SO HARD. Maybe this time without the drinking game?

... Oh, who am I kidding, the only thing better than princessing it up is drunk princessing it up, THE REST OF MY DAY IS TOTALLY SORTED.
amathela: ([disney] it'll last longer)
[community profile] fandom_helps is open for bidding! I'm offering to write fic of at least 1000 words (though, knowing me, it'll almost certainly be way longer) in Wizards of Waverly Place, Big Time Rush, Victorious, Disney RPF, Miss Match, Hart of Dixie, Princess Protection Program, She's The Man, Rookie Blue, or Doom; crossovers and other fandoms are negotiable, but basically, you guys probably know what I can write, and if not, feel free to ask! (Although: If it's a currently airing show not on the list, I am probably not caught up on it.) Bidding goes until 11:30pm EST on February 21st, and all proceeds go to Planned Parenthood.
amathela: ([got] serve and protect)
Snagged from pretty much everybody, here's my fandom year in review!

2011 fandom overview )
amathela: ([victorious] hollywood arts)
So, remember back when I said I wasn't going to disappear for months at a time again? Yeah, that didn't work out so much. And I can't promise it won't happen again, but I'm going to make an effort to at least keep up with my friends list (I managed to get up to ?skip=1000 before LJ wouldn't let me go back any further, and there were still unread posts before that). Basically, I miss fandom like crazy. But, stuff I have been doing lately:

+ Grad school. This is, like, 95% of my life lately. Ugh.

+ Volunteer jobs (x2). Super fun, but between these and school and having an actual social life, I really haven't had time for anything else.

+ Trying to finish existing fic commitments. My [ profile] apocabigbang fic is finished and sent in and ready to post (yay!); [ profile] helpbrazil2011 not so much, but I'm working on it. Ugh, major guilt.

+ Watching Victorious. Guys, I think Beck/Jade is my new OTP, they are so amazing. If anybody out there actually watches this, come squee with me.

That's about it. Yeah, my life is super boring. But now I'm (finally!) on break, so I have about a week to get things done before I'm swamped again. I can do this! Right?
amathela: ([misc] gold)
Swiped from all over:

Ask me fandom-related questions in the comments. They can be fandom specific, general, or about fandom/lj stuff/fic writing/etc. in general. Questions can be as wacky as you want. Ask me about tv shows, characters, fanfic in general, fandom issues/meta, anything about any of my stories specifically. Whatever you want.
amathela: ([doom] olduvai)
My offer @ [ profile] helpbrazil2011 | My offer @ [ profile] qldfloodauction

I'm offering the same thing for both: At least 3000 words of fic, with a starting bid of $5. (Bidding at [ profile] qldfloodauction is currently up to $15.) I've offered to write in the following fandoms:

Better Off Ted, Covert Affairs, Diplomatic Immunity, Disney RPF, Doom, Gilmore Girls, Greek, The Guild, Hawaii Five-0, JONAS, Legend of the Seeker, Make It or Break It, Miss Match, The O.C., The Office, The Office RPF, Princess Protection Program, She's The Man, Snow White: A Tale of Terror, Sonny With a Chance, Tin Man, Valentine, Veronica Mars, and Wizards of Waverly Place.

A more comprehensive list of characters and pairings I'll write is here, but if you'd like a fandom/character/pairing not listed, feel free to ask about it and I'll let you know.

They're both excellent and needy causes, so I'd encourage everyone to check out what's on offer at both communities and consider making a donation.
amathela: ([wowp] did you forget)
[ profile] qldfloodauction is holding a charity auction to raise money for those affected by the floods in Queensland. (I'm down in Melbourne, so I'm not affected, but I do have friends and family up there.) Right now, you can go check out other people's offers at the community, or sign up to offer something yourself.

I'm offering at least 3000 words of fic, with a minimum bid of $5. Het, femslash, or gen, AUs and crossovers are fine. You guys pretty much know what I can write, but here are some details anyway, and I'd be happy to answer any questions.

My thread is here.

Fandoms/characters/pairings I've offered to write:

[Better Off Ted] Ted/Veronica
[Covert Affairs] Annie/Auggie
[Diplomatic Immunity] Leighton/Leilani, Kirsty/Leilani, Leighton/Kirsty
[Disney RPF] David/Selena, Demi/Selena, Chelsea/Nicole
[Doom] John/Sam
[Gilmore Girls] Chris/Lorelai, Finn/Lorelai
[Greek] Ashleigh/Rebecca, Evan/Casey
[The Guild] Codex/Fawkes
[Hawaii Five-0] Danny/Kono
[JONAS] Joe/Stella, Nick/Stella, Stella/Macy
[Legend of the Seeker] Cara/Kahlan, Richard/Cara, Richard/Kahlan/Cara
[Make It or Break It] Sasha/Payson, Payson/Kelly
[Miss Match] Adam/Kate, Michael/Kate, Kate/Victoria, Nick/Victoria
[The O.C.] Ryan/Taylor
[The Office] Ryan/Kelly
[The Office RPF] BJ/Mindy
[Princess Protection Program] Carter/Rosie
[She's The Man] Olivia/Viola
[Snow White: A Tale of Terror] Will/Lilli
[Sonny With a Chance] Sonny/Tawni
[Tin Man] Cain/DG
[Valentine] Danny/Phoebe
[Veronica Mars] Lamb/Veronica
[Wizards of Waverly Place] Justin/Alex

I'm more than happy to write gen in any of those fandoms - particularly ensemble fic, or fic that features the characters listed. I can work with a specific scenario, a prompt, or whatever you feel like providing. If you're interested in a fandom, character, or pairing that isn't listed, just ask and I'll let you know what I can do :)
amathela: ([bsg] tahmoh/grace)
So: I have not actually been kidnapped by evil dinosaur space pirates, I have just ... been really super busy? EXCEPT THAT NOW I'M FINALLY ON HOLIDAYS FOR TWO WHOLE MONTHS, WHICH IS AWESOME. I missed fandom so much!

My [community profile] yuletide fic is finished and uploaded (\0/), and I'm still working on my [community profile] festivids assignment - I was having source issues a while back, but they're all sorted now, if somewhat imperfectly. And I know I owe all kinds of things to a bunch of people, so - that might happen? IDK, I've been away a long time, you guys, I've almost forgotten what it's like to actually participate in fandom.

In other news, I got a Wii for my birthday, and it's SO MUCH FUN OMG. It's red and it's called Cara, and I ♥ it.
amathela: ([greek] evan/casey)
Fannish things I am doing right now:

1. [ profile] help_haiti auctions are ongoing until January 20th. I love fandom for doing stuff like this. I'm offering to write a fic of at least 5000 words - especially in Wizards of Waverly Place, Disney RPF, etc. but I'm open to requests from other fandoms. The current bid is $20, and my thread is located here if you'd like to bid on fic from me; there are hundreds of things on offer, so you should definitely check out the community if you'd like to help out. (Sadly, I cannot bid on anything right now, but I'm doing what I can.)

2. [ profile] purimgifts is open for sign ups until January 19th. I was planning to pare down my ficathon involvement this year, but [ profile] purimgifts is my go-to low-stress ficathon - three ficlets (300-1000 words), in any fandom, focusing on characters who are Jewish and/or women and/or persecuted by evil viziers. Anyway, it's always super fun, so I signed up for that again.

3. [ profile] chaos_thon is a ficathon based on that fictional TV show meme that was floating around. Which - I had so much fun with that thing, so I'm seriously considering signing up. I'm not entirely sure, yet, if I want to use the one I already did, or come up with something new for the ficathon - help? If you guys wanted to leave any scenarios for fictional TV shows in the comments, I would totally appreciate that. You can also sign up to write something based on your own fictional show (until January 24th), or leave prompts or put your shows up for adoption.

4. I'm (barely) resisting the urge to sign up for an episode at [ profile] planetside_c. Also: finishing my [ profile] apocalyptothon fic (at least, the WOWP one - the Disney RPF one is, I think, not going to happen this round), writing fic I owe [ profile] pirateygoodness and [ profile] yo_mtvraps, and putting together a small fandom primer for Diplomatic Immunity. I'm totally on top of things. And not overcommitted in any way. Totally.
amathela: ([wowp] caribbean)
I know you guys have all seen this, but I'm boosting the signal anyway: [ profile] help_haiti. You can offer fic, graphics, physical goods, etc. in exchange for donations to help those in need, or bid on goods offered by other people. If you're interested in making an independent donation, there's also some information on how you can do that.

My thread is here. I'm offering to write a fic of at least 5000 words in Wizards of Waverly Place, Disney RPF, or related fandoms, for a minimum bid of $10. I'll also consider requests to write in any fandom I'm familiar with; you guys know what I'm likely to be able to write, but if you want to make sure I can do it, you can comment here, or email or PM me. I can write genfic, most het and femslash pairings, and a very few boyslash pairings; crossovers, AUs, fusions, etc. are totally welcome, and you can choose the prompt or scenario, as vague or as detailed as you'd like.

Also - obviously - I'm back home :) Fics I've already promised are on their way, and I'm slowly catching up on stuff that's been happening while I've been gone. (I may have missed you guys, a little.)
amathela: ([bn] michael/fiona)
Answers to the fandom opinions meme. Includes spoilers for Battlestar Galactica and Legend of the Seeker.

[ profile] mfirefly10 asked:

What was your opinion of BSG season 4.5? What did you like/dislike about it? What would you have changed? And finally, did your opinion of 4.5 and the conclusion to the storyline(s) effect your opinion of the series as a whole?

Battlestar Galactica )

[ profile] pirateygoodness asked:

a) Battle to the death of all the Disney stars, and you can only save one. Who? CHOOSE YOUR FAVOURITE WISELY, THERE ARE CORRECT ANSWERS.
b) Which is the gay one, Demi or Selena?
c) If you could see any not-already-existing DC RPF AU, what would it be and why?
d) Tell me two thotz you have on Legend of the Seeker, since I'm watching it. :D?

Disney RPF, Legend of the Seeker )

[personal profile] grammarwoman asked:

First-time vs. established relationship stories:

Do you have a preference or tendency to write one over the other? Do you have a preference or tendency (or just notice a trend) to read one over the other? Or do your answers vary by fandom?

Fanfiction )
amathela: ([oc] kaitlin)
Seen all over my friends list:

Ask me one fandom-related question in the comments. This can be fandom specific, general, or about fandom/lj stuff/fic writing/etc. in general.

Just one question, please, but it can (and perhaps should) have sub-parts.

Question can be as wacky as you want. Ask me about tv shows, characters, fanfic in general, fandom issues/meta, anything about any of my stories specifically. Whatever you want.

You can ask me about any fandom I'm familiar with; obviously, the more heavily involved I am in a fandom, the more I'll probably have to say, but ask away.


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