amathela: ([trek] green-skinned alien space babe)
I am so excited about this exchange, I can't even begin to tell you. I love vids! And I love these fandoms, and I am already 100% guaranteed to love a vid in any of these fandoms.

General vid things I love: Ensemble vids. Character studies. Fun shippy vids. Vids that highlight some of my favourite things about the source. Vids that point out something I never noticed in the source. Vids that give me chills. Vids that make me cry. Vids that make me laugh. Vids that make me clap my hands in glee. Vids that use music I love, and music that's completely new to me, and music that obviously goes with that source, and that I never would have through to pair with the source but works surprisingly well. Basically, I just really love vids.

(Things I don't love: Gimmicky music/audio source, talking in vids, a lot of effects. Generally, I prefer fast-paced vids to ones that are slow and lingering.)

Vids vids vids )
amathela: (Default)
(This is still a slight work in progress. Please forgive me - I've been without internet access the better part of the last two weeks, and am desperately trying to cobble this together as quickly as possible!)

Dear author/vidder/artist:

Hi there! First of all, I'm so, so sorry this is going up late, and I hope it didn't cause you any stress - and if you've already started writing, or had an amazing idea, please feel free to go with that and not worry about my latter. If, on the other hand, you've been hanging out for some prompts, here they are!

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 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. (Though if you're writing for Shipswap, please do have the characters actually hook up in some way in the story. Makeouts = <3).

You can find me on AO3 as Zhailei.

Beyond Panels )

Space Swap )

Shipswap )
amathela: ([sga] john/teyla)
I finally got up to Midway in my rewatch of Stargate Atlantis, and I forgot how much the whole Ronon=Teal'c parallel bugged me. So I ended up doing this instead of paying attention? ALL THE WAYS RONON AND TEAL'C ARE SUPER SIMILAR CHARACTERS: A LIST COMPARATIVE TABLE. (With bonus comparisons just for fun.)

In a galaxy far, far away )


Also did you know the season five DVDs (at least my region 4 ones) misspell Ronon's name as Ronan? TRUE STORY. Official packaging, y'all.
amathela: ([disney] remember december)

Covert Affairs, Everwood, Glee, Legend of the Seeker, Make It or Break It, Parks & Recreation, Rookie Blue, Snow White: A Tale of Terror, Stargate Atlantis, The West Wing, and Wizards of Waverly Place.


Team Drama (Make It Or Break It)
She Thinks She's The Dispassionate One (Parks & Recreation)
Sex Is Not The Enemy (But You Still Are) (Legend Of The Seeker)
Conjure Hell Is All I Do (Snow White: A Tale Of Terror)
Amusement Shark Rides (Wizards Of Waverly Place)

Set Fire To This Town (The West Wing)

Space Invaders (Wizards of Waverly Place)

Under Covers (Covert Affairs)
Dictionaries For Dummies (Sexicon Remix) (Glee)

Observe And Report (Rookie Blue)
Spies Like Us (Stargate Atlantis)
A Series Of (Un)fortunate Events (Rookie Blue)
For All My Crimes Of Self Defense (Rookie Blue)
31 Flavours (Rookie Blue)
Then All That You Built Will Come Tumbling Down (Rookie Blue)
Things You Can't Learn From Books (Everwood)

Statistics, questions, etc. )
amathela: ([comics] young justice)

1. Unpopular opinions meme!

Name a fandom I participate in/have participated in and I'll list my three most unpopular opinions about it.

2. I have a bunch of icons to talk about from that meme that was floating around, let me know if you want me to pick some of yours.

Icons! )

3. [personal profile] mfirefly10 gave me BSG, SGA, Farscape, and Veronica Mars to talk about my favourite characters )
amathela: ([rb] sam/andy)
So, apparently all I needed to get me to start writing fic again was a ridiculous Canadian cop show? IDEK, I am not complaining. Anyway, I wrote seven fics in three fandoms (Rookie Blue, Stargate Atlantis, and Everwood), around 21,000 words in total. (In comparison: I posted four fics in the previous six months, most of which were written way before that.)

Things You Can't Learn From Books (Everwood - Ephram/Madison - R - 1661 words) It's not exactly guaranteed privacy, but it's been a while since they've seen anyone, so he's not that surprised when Madison kisses him. Well, maybe a little. Spoilers up to episode 2:12 - Controlling Interest.

31 Flavours (Rookie Blue - Chris/Gail/Dov - PG-13 - 1256 words) Dov and Gail have a Serious Disagreement on the topic of ice cream.

A Series Of (Un)fortunate Events (Rookie Blue - Chris/Gail/Dov - PG-13 - 8286 words) Dov doesn't notice that Gail has moved in for almost a week. Spoilers up to episode 2:1 - Butterflies.

For All My Crimes Of Self Defense (Rookie Blue - Chris/Gail - NC-17 - 2631 words) Chris and Gail go undercover for an operation. Spoilers up to episode 1:10 - Big Nickel.

Observe And Report (Rookie Blue - Dov/Gail - R - 1249 words) Maybe they make out a little while they're on surveillance. Spoilers up to episode 1:13 - Takedown.

Then All That You Built Will Come Tumbling Down (Rookie Blue - Dov/Gail - R - 2065 words) Dov, Gail, and horses. (It's not as romantic as he'd like it to be.) Spoilers up to episode 2:9 - Brotherhood.

Spies Like Us (Stargate Atlantis - John/Teyla - R - 4359 words) Lorne and his team are compromised, and it's up to John and Teyla to rescue them.

I also posted a fanmix and two picspams (both Rookie Blue, obviously). All while being super busy this month! So basically: ROOKIE BLUE, NEVER LEAVE ME.
amathela: ([sga] john/teyla)
Title: Spies Like Us
Fandom: Stargate Atlantis
Pairing(s): John/Teyla
Word Count: 4359
Rating: R

Summary: Lorne and his team are compromised, and it's up to John and Teyla to rescue them.

Notes: Written for [personal profile] meekosan for the [ profile] teylafen Teyla thing-a-thon. Set during season two.

We were fated to pretend )
amathela: ([dollhouse] dominic/adelle)
Seven fics in July, in four fandoms - including three new fandoms (Dollhouse, Psych, and Star Trek XI) and one familiar one (Battlestar Galactica). Three remixes, two porn battle/kink meme entries, one Sweet Charity fic, and a ficathon pinch hit; about 12,500 words, all told.

Don't Be Afraid, You're Already Dead (Resurrection Remix) (Battlestar Galactica - Racetrack - PG-13 - 1135 words) First thing they tell you is to assume you're already dead. A remix of Into The Underworld by [personal profile] rose_griffes. Spoilers up to episode 4:13 - The Oath.

Dragon Wars: D-War (Realistic Projection Remix) (Battlestar Galactica - Ensemble - PG-13 - 3833 words) There's a dragon on board Galactica. A remix of The Stories We Tell by [ profile] lls_mutant. Set during season one. Spoilers up to episode 4:15 - No Exit.

Restless (Battlestar Galactica - Lee/Boomer - NC-17 - 1289 words) A few days after the Cylons attack, everything starts to blur a little at the edges. Spoilers up to episode 1:1 - 33, plus a blink-and-you'll-miss-it reference to episode 4:20 - Daybreak.

Sleeper (Anywhere But Here Remix) (Battlestar Galactica - Anders, Boomer - PG-13 - 1246 words) I'm a frakking Cylon. A remix of Empty. Vulnerable. Missing Something. by [ profile] aprilleigh24. Spoilers up to episode 4:20 - Daybreak.

Evidence Of Things Not Seen (Dollhouse - Paul/Mellie - PG-13 - 1628 words) There's an apocalypse, a deal with the devil, and a girl. In the end, it always comes down to a choice. Spoilers up to episode 1:12 - Omega.

If You Can't Stand The Heat, Don't Set Yourself On Fire (Psych - Shawn/Juliet - PG - 2515 words) A heat wave hits Santa Barbara. A crime wave isn't far behind.

What I'm Trying To Say (Star Trek - Kirk/Gaila - PG-13 - 885 words) Gaila only wanted to do something nice.

In other news ... I may be falling back in love with Stargate Atlantis? I started rewatching it recently (at least, the first three seasons), and, I don't know. I really used to love this show. I think maybe I'm not as done with the fandom as I previously expected. (In which case, ha! I knew I could never leave a fandom for good. In your face, eight-months-ago me!)
amathela: ([btvs] riley/buffy)
Fandoms written in 2008: Battlestar Galactica, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Dark Angel, Doctor Who, Farscape, Firefly, Firefly RPF, Friday Night Lights, Gilmore Girls, Gossip Girl RPF, High School Musical RPF, How I Met Your Mother, Miss Match, NCIS, The Office, The Office RPF, One Tree Hill, One Tree Hill RPF, She's The Man, Smallville, Sports Night, Stargate Atlantis, Stargate SG-1, Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, Supernatural, Torchwood, Torchwood RPF, The West Wing.

Number of fics: 92
Word count: 70,000
Total fandoms: 28
RPF: 7
Crossovers: 2

The rest of the questions )

2008 fic masterlist )
amathela: (sga: sheppard)
So, I watched the final two (leaked) episodes of SGA. More, I suspect, out of wanting to get them over and done with so I could part ways with the show for good, than out of any particular need to see them OMG RIGHT NOW. Vegas, Enemy At The Gate, and season five )
amathela: (misc: sweet charity)
1) Sweet Charity bidding has officially begun! I've offered to write fic, which you can bid on here (I'm listed as Zhailei, at the bottom of the page), or check out some of the other awesome goodies offered. For more details about what I'm offering, or if you have any questions, see here.

Unfortunately, I've already been outbid for the things I wanted, but maybe I'll get lucky and find something I can still afford. (If I'm being completely honest, I can't really afford to bid on anything, but it's for charity.)

2) Belated episode reactions for last week:

Grey's Anatomy )

Smallville )

Stargate Atlantis )

3) Finished watching Burn Notice, and I'm totally in love. I can't wait for it to come back!

4) Yes, I have started watching Prison Break. I'm still on season one (also known as the non-crack, non-Mahone season), but I'm really liking it so far. YES, I HAVE BEEN SUCKED INTO THE FANDOM. I have absolutely no willpower, okay?
amathela: (heroes: claire)
I'm not quite caught up with all my TV watching yet - now that Heroes and HIMYM are back, and with Chuck returning next week, I'm pretty sure I have as many shows to watch on Monday (well, Tuesday, here) as I do for the entire rest of the week. I may end up culling some of my shows as the season progresses, though, so we'll see.

Stargate Atlantis )

Gossip Girl )

Heroes )

How I Met Your Mother )
amathela: (gossip: made by blair)
So, the house inspection we were supposed to have? Yeah, not so much with the happening. Apparently, the real estate agents tried to send someone else over to do it (who, or why, I have no idea), and then, they just ... didn't. I waited until about 8pm before giving up, putting on my pajamas, and getting dinner. We rescheduled for tomorrow, though, so.

Also, television:

Stargate Atlantis )

Gossip Girl )

One Tree Hill )

Sarah Connor Chronicles )
amathela: (sga: sheppard)
Should I talk about this week's SGA? Well, I suppose ...

Stargate Atlantis )
amathela: (sga: black & white)
[ profile] tielan asked for SGA recs - Teyla, John/Teyla, and team. Here are some of my favourites:

Vid recs: Team Teyla

Mission Report by [ profile] lim (Teyla)

This aired at vividcon, in the "vids that push the envelope" show, and it certainly does that. It's a mission report in song, from Teyla's POV, and it provides a unique and fascinating view of Teyla from a different cultural perspective. (Scroll down to the bottom of the page for the vid.)

Half Acre by [ profile] kitakatzz (Teyla)

A lovely, poignant Teyla + ensemble vid, with some nice John and Teyla moments. The effects can be distracting at first, but after having watched the vid multiple times, I'm quite enamoured with them.

32 by [ profile] keewick (Teyla)

I absolutely adore this vid, and I fall in love with it a bit more every time I watch it. It's definitely my favourite Teyla vid, and has some very interesting things to say about Teyla's role, and her place both in Atlantis and Pegasus.

Battleflag by [ profile] keewick (Team)

Like the show, this is slightly John-centric, but it has some nice team moments, and includes some good Pegasus scenes rather than focusing exclusively on Atlantis. Definitely one of my favourite SGA team vids.

Another Sunday by [ profile] jescaflowne (Team)

This vid is ... superlative. In every way. If you haven't watched it, I don't know where you've been hiding. It's my team, in all their sparkly goodness. (What? Ronon doesn't sparkle in your world? I pity you.) One of my favourite vids, ever.
amathela: (Default)
12 fics this month, in 5 fandoms: Farscape, Gilmore Girls, One Tree Hill, Stargate Atlantis, and The West Wing.


Dominating The Lesser Races (This Is Not The Way Home Remix) (John - PG-13 - 250 words) Sometimes John wonders what his father would think, what other life he might have led than this. Spoilers up to episode 4:11 - Unrealized Reality. A remix of Dominating The Lesser Races by [ profile] lady_smith.

There Is Never Enough Food (We're All Going To Die Hungry Remix) (John/Aeryn - PG-13 - 1715 words) Ladies and gentlemen, we are floating in space. Spoilers up to episode 2:1 - Mind The Baby. A remix of There Is Never Enough Food by [ profile] hossgal.

Gilmore Girls

Something Borrowed, Something Blue (Luke/Lorelai - PG-13 - 1095 words) "I hear west Nantucket is nice this time of year." Spoilers up to episode 7:22 - Bon Voyage.

One Tree Hill

I Need You Around (A Movie Script Ending Remix) (Brooke/Peyton - PG-13 - 212 words) There's absolutely no reason she should be jealous. Spoilers up to episode 4:17 - It Gets Worse At Night. A remix of It Comes Down To I'm The One Always Around by [ profile] sinandmisery.

Stargate Atlantis

She Will Always Be A Broken Girl (Sam/Keller - PG - 703 words) She's not really any better than this, except it's better than rusted underground chambers and rope swings over bottomless chasms. Spoilers up to episode 4:16 - Trio.

Sleep Now In The Fire (John/Teyla - PG - 100 words) She's radiant when he sees her. Spoilers up to episode 4:8 - The Seer.

The West Wing

And I Think The Dress Looks Nice On You (Josh/Donna - PG-13 - 100 words) "You look like a doily."

Bright Red Star (Josh/Donna - PG-13 - 200 words) "Did you know the Manhattan was created in honour of presidential candidate Samuel J. Tilden?"

Dressed In Cobras (Amy/Donna - PG-13 - 400 words) "I thought I saw a snake."

Exit Music (The Last Train From Mandyville) (Ensemble - PG - 1867 words) Some dance to remember, some dance to forget. (You can check out any time you like, but you can never leave.) Spoilers up to episode 6:17 - A Good Day.

Losing My Religion (Ensemble - PG-13 - 1000 words) The Ten Commandments, as observed by West Wing staffers. Spoilers up to episode 7:18 - Requiem.

Staccato (Amy/Donna - PG-13 - 475 words) Amy's fingers tap out a harsh rhythm on the wood. Spoilers up to episode 4:8 - Process Stories.
amathela: (Default)
Title: She Will Always Be A Broken Girl
Fandom: Stargate Atlantis
Pairing(s): Sam/Keller
Word Count: 703
Rating: PG

Summary: She's not really any better at this, except it's better than rusted underground chambers and rope swings over bottomless chasms.

Notes: Spoilers up to episode 4:16 - Trio. Written for [ profile] such_heights.

This might be the time to break down )
amathela: (gg: chris/lorelai)
We all have them, right? Those pairings we love, or maybe are just a little interested in, but which - for whatever reason - simply aren't popular. Maybe it interferes with a fandom's OTP, maybe it features one or more minor characters, maybe it's a het pairing in a primarily slash fandom (or vice versa). Maybe it's completely cracktastic - the two characters have never actually met in fandom, or there's no good reason to ship them other than just because. Or maybe the pairing is actually canon, but is pretty much loathed (or simply ignored) by fandom in general. And sometimes you just wish someone would come along and say, "Hey, I can write that for you!"

Well, why don't we give it a shot? Comment here with any or all of your favourite unpopular pairings, in any fandom you like, and see if maybe there's somebody out there who will write it. Check out other peoples' wish lists, and if there's a fandom you're familiar with, and a pairing you're not completely opposed to, have a go at it. It can be comment!fic, a snippet, whatever - but come give it a shot, try something new, and help spread the love of unconventional pairings.

[What qualifies as an unpopular pairing? As a general rule, if you couldn't compile a rec list without a) including every fic you've ever read, or b) at all, it probably belongs here.]

Fandoms currently represented: Farscape, Firefly, Gilmore Girls, Grey's Anatomy, One Tree Hill, Roswell, Sports Night, Stargate Atlantis, Stargate SG-1, The West Wing, Veronica Mars, Wonderfalls.
amathela: (Default)
Title: Sleep Now In The Fire
Fandom: Stargate Atlantis
Pairing(s): John/Teyla
Word Count: 100
Rating: PG

Summary: She's radiant when he sees her.

Notes: Spoilers up to episode 4:8 - The Seer.

Baby don't cry )


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Be cool, Gail. Be cool.

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