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Sweet Raptor Jesus.

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WHY IS IT NOT JANUARY YET?

(Also, I might just cry if this show sucks so bad that the PTB wind up yanking it after only a few episodes...)

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"When in doubt, do it..." -- Oliver Wendell Holmes

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Cheers.

P.S. - Oh my lord Jesus there's a trailer -- a trailer that, if my eyes don't deceive me, involves Stark tackling a guy with a bat. I LOVE THIS SHOW ALREADY.
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Sorry to spam y'all's flists, I promise this is the last part XD

Title: Come As You Are, Part 4: The Choice Is Yours
Author: [livejournal.com profile] emerald_skies
Pairing(s): Tunny/Will/Extraordinary Girl (+ Tunny/Will, Will/EG, Tunny/EG)
Rating: NC-17

'You know, Will…' )

Um...hopefully y'all enjoyed that? Someone? Anyone? Comments of all kinds are welcome, all I ask is to remember my poor fragile creative ego so please phrase concrit...gently.

Cheers.
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Title: Come As You Are, Part 3: As I Want You To Be
Author: [livejournal.com profile] emerald_skies
Pairing(s): Tunny/Will/Extraordinary Girl (+ Tunny/Will, Will/EG, Tunny/EG)
Rating: NC-17


Will doesn't so much drift back into consciousness as fall into it... )

Cheers.
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Title: Come As You Are, Part 2: As You Were
Author: [livejournal.com profile] emerald_skies
Pairing(s): Tunny/Will/Extraordinary Girl (+ Tunny/Will, Will/EG, Tunny/EG)
Rating: NC-17

In any other situation, Will would feel compelled to speak up in Tunny's defense somehow… )

Cheers.
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Title: Come As You Are
Author: [livejournal.com profile] emerald_skies
Pairing(s): Tunny/Will/Extraordinary Girl (+ Tunny/Will, Will/EG, Tunny/EG)
Word Count: 30,247
Rating: NC-17
Summary: Every year on Halloween, Jingletown's hottest (and only) night spot, Club Suburbia, holds a costume party. This year, it takes a night of being something they're not in order to make Tunny, Will, and Grace start to see who they really are.
Author's Note: I'm not entirely sure how I came to Halloween costumes when I was kicking around ideas for this, but once I thought of it, it just seemed to fit. I sure as fuck wasn't expecting it to get as huge as it did though, hopefully it's not too crack-tastic and ridiculous /o\ This is dedicated to [livejournal.com profile] looleebelle and [livejournal.com profile] pau494 for their amazingly patient and helpful beta work -- seriously, y'all are the best <3

'Tunny,' Will calls through the bathroom door... )

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"Courage is found in unlikely places..." -- J. R. R. Tolkien

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Cheers.
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By Raptor Jesus, it seems it really WAS the Russians coming after LJ again.

Seriously? Again with this shit? For one thing, I thought Russian journals had their own server, so why take the whole site down? That shit's just sloppy. Being the raging internet addict that I am, I'm pretty much like this after four days without LJ:

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Russia might find itself in a wide world of hurt if it pulls shit like this again *mutters* Ditto re: LJ if it doesn't give us free paid time to make up for this crap.

On a brighter note, talking to [livejournal.com profile] looleebelle about various American Idiot-related things has intensified my pathetic fangirlishness of it -- and of Michael Esper (probably because I'm suffering from Stark withdrawal *facepalm*) So, to get a bit of it out of my system, I decided to a picspam of a certain spiky haired Twitter addict.

'Take away the sensation inside...' )

I'm not exactly sure when he moved past adorable and into lickable in my head, but I'm pretty sure it's all [livejournal.com profile] looleebelle's fault.

Finally, I rented a few movies in the last couple of days and figured I'd post my (brief) thoughts about them:

- The Rite - It's pretty much The Exorcist with Anthony Hopkins where Max von Sydow should be, but it's still pretty decent -- pretty much just because of Anthony Hopkins. A few moments were legit unsettling, and it's definitely pretty entertaining if you're into the whole "crisis of faith" trope, my major problem with it was that the ending seemed kind of rushed (like the writers ran out of steam or something). 7/10 over all, worth renting if you're bored and looking for something to watch.

- Mirrors 2 (because Le Boyfriend and I enjoyed the original) - This one's more a study in cool CGI and camera tricks -- and watching people die in really fucking messy ways. The plot is kind of blah, but it does succeed in building enough emotion that Le Boyfriend and I actually cheered when one of the surprise antagonists got his comeuppance. Plus, like I said, the effects were really pretty cool for such a low budget movie. 7.5/10 overall, mostly worth watching if you're a sucker for effects and camera tricks like me.

- My Soul To Take - Okay, I confess, I'm a horror movie wonk, so the fact that Wes Craven directed this made me rent it anyway in spite of all the godawful reviews it got. It managed to pull a pretty nice last minute twist at the end (in terms of who the killer was) and there were a lot of classic Wes Craven style tropes, but there was SO much blood that eventually it stopped being gory and started being just plain ridiculous. My other problem (and Le Boyfriend's) was that it tried to do too many ideas at once, so the movie felt a bit cluttered as a result -- if someone had sat down with the writers and streamlined it somewhat, I think this could have been really, really good. 6.5/10, I'd only recommend this if you're a diehard Wes Craven fan or a horror movie wonk in general (don't go into this one expecting Oscar material or something).

...So those weren't exactly brief, but hopefully they were entertaining!

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"Time, motion and wine cause sleep..." -- Ovid

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Cheers.
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Dear certain people on Twitter (and probably elsewhere as well),

Can you drop the hipster elitist attitude about how Amy Winehouse wasn't cool enough to count as a member of the 27 club? Because seriously, she's just as dead as the others, and any attempt to discredit her just sounds like you're glamorizing a life of self-destruction. I love Kurt Cobain and Jimi Hendrix (and so on) as much as the next girl, but at least I don't kid myself.

Grumpily yours,
[livejournal.com profile] emerald_skies


Feelings, I has them. Anyway, since my attempt at normal sleep patterns failed again, have my last bit of writing meme!

Day Thirty(!!!): Do you have a favorite fic you've written? What makes it your favorite? And don't forget to give us a link!

Le Batfic of course, hands down. Because I like the idea of ASkars/Brad as Batman better than Christian Bale (although I think CBale makes a good Bruce Wayne, if that makes any sense) and Nate wound up making the most fucking badass Commissioner ever written. Not to mention that [livejournal.com profile] mcl4r3n didn't laugh me off the internet for drawing comparisons between Walt and Dick Grayson!Robin. Plus pretty much every word out of Ray's mouth was so fun to write, I can't even come up with words to describe it.


Also, have another music that's even topically relevant to the post for once )


Finally, I leave y'all with a Life's Little Victories moment:

Life's Little Victory #47 - Going shopping for clothes and discovering (quite by happy accident) that you've dropped a jeans size.

I seriously think I actually did this in the fitting room:
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Agree? Disagree? Got other little victories to share? I'm all ears (er...eyes?)

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"Illusion is the first of all pleasures..." -- Oscar Wilde

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Cheers.
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Well shit, it appears I missed a day. It's all [livejournal.com profile] looleebelle's fault, really -- she's been cheerleading me through my Tunny/Will/EG fic for the last...several hours, actually. I think both our brains are fried now but good GOD it'll be so worth it, I promise.

For now, have moar writing meme!

Day Twenty-Nine: What is your current project or projects?

Ha! Appropriately timed question is both appropriate and timely. I'll tackle this one in list form:

1) My Tunny/Will/Extraordinary Girl costume fic (which is now over 15,000 almost exactly 19,000 words)

2) My Generation Kill/American Idiot crossover

3) My Starsgard hurt/comfort piece (we'll pretend someone remembers that...)

4) [livejournal.com profile] mcl4r3n's and my Starsgard vampire!AU (which should be finished sometime in August once she gets back from a business trip and life settles back down again).

ETA: 5) Apparently I'm also going to be writing a GK/O Brother, Where Art Thou crossover with [livejournal.com profile] sgrios. I'm as surprised as y'all are, honestly.

...so yeah, I'm gonna be writing fic pretty much indefinitely. Yay?

Anyway, stay tuned for pictures from Le Boyfriend's and my apartment hunting expedition, I may ask y'all for opinions if we wind up feeling indecisive.

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"First appearance deceives many..." -- Ovid

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Cheers.
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Internets, do any of you ever have one of those moments where recognizing someone in a movie makes you feel like a gigantic nerd?

Well, I had one of those just now...(with screen caps!) )

Okay, 'fess up, how many of you recognized him from the very first screen cap? Go on, I won't judge, I've had far too many WAY fangirlier moments than this to be able to judge without sounding like a total hypocrite.

The moral of this post? FANDOM IS EVERYWHERE, resistance is futile.

Lastly, more meme!

Day Twenty-Six: What is the oddest (or funnest) thing you've had to research for a fic?

That would be a tie between transfemoral prosthetic legs and exactly how much force it takes to crush a human windpipe (alongside how much force a mostly average adult male can generate in a punch). Both topics were being researched for the same fic, incidentally XD

And now, back to watching movies in the middle of the night because I can't make my brain shut up. Ta!

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"I know how men in exile feed on dreams..." -- Aeschylus

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Cheers.
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Soooo yeah, Le Boyfriend and I saw Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 together at midnight last night (er...this morning). It was pretty intense, honestly, and there was the usual requisite couple of people who showed up in interesting costumes, including a guy in the row in front of us who was in PERFECT Voldemort costume (right down to a bald cap glued against his skin) and a girl waiting to claim her tickets in a full-body Snitch outfit (gold unitard, wings, the works).

ANYWAY, I promised a reaction post, so here we go *cracks knuckles* )

This is a fairly skeletal reaction post, I'll probably add more things as they occur to me so feel free to check back from time to time or, if anyone feels so inclined, share your own noteworthy moments!

Finally, for anyone that's still reading this post by this point, here's the next part of the thirty day writing meme:

Day Twenty-Two: Have you ever participated in a fest or a Big Bang? If so, write about your favorite experience in relation to one. If not, are there any you've thought about doing? And if not, why not?

Um...nope. I'd like to, for sure, but I never seem to have a substantial plot bunny at the time that these things go down. Then there's also the fact that I'm horribly insecure about my shorter works (if you can call them that) even at the best of times, and also the lingering paranoia that my muse would crap out on me THE MOMENT I finished signing up for the fucking thing. Like I said in some post before; my neuroses, they are many.

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"You will go most safely in the middle..." -- Ovid

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Cheers.
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Urgh, this thing where I keep suddenly finding myself wide awake at quarter-'til-death o'clock in the morning really needs to stop. I must be unconsciously freaking out about finals or something (consciously, I don't give a fuck because I have straight A's in all my classes right now and finals are next week).

Meanwhile, back on topic, the internet gods granted my wish! Real!Nate weighed in on the whole Osama bin Laden thing:

"The killing of Osama bin Laden is a victory not only for the U.S. military and the families of 9/11 victims, but also for the prospect of rebalancing U.S. foreign policy. Terrorism, even al Qaeda's spectacular brand of it, cannot be the dominant influence on a great power's role in the world. His death allows the United States to focus on other core interests – restoring America's economic strength, developing and implementing more sensible energy policies, and reinvigorating America's relationships with emerging powers around the world. In short, it is an opportunity to turn the page and move beyond the distorted foreign policy narrative of the past decade."


Y'know, he raises an interesting point, I hadn't figured in the ramifications for U.S. domestic policy in all of this, I was still stuck on the military aspect of it (and I bet I'm not the only one who was expecting him to comment on that perspective). Thoughts?

Now I should probably go try to give this sleep thing another whirl. Fake!Nate thanks y'all for your time:
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Cheers.
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So, internets, [livejournal.com profile] mcl4r3n and I kinda sorta finally finished Le Batfic. Like, really finished it. Final word count is about 52,000 words (give or take a few hundred after overall revisions). Holyshit.

Title: Celer, Silens, Mortalis (Part 14/Epilogue)
Authors: [livejournal.com profile] emerald_skies and [livejournal.com profile] mcl4r3n
Summary: In which Brad gives a gift and makes an important visit, while Ray and Walt grow closer in more ways than one. All's well that ends well!

'Jesus, Joseph, and doggy-style Mary, Walt!' )

Comments of all kinds are, as usual, always welcome and fully encouraged. In the mean time, enjoy!

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"When ambition ends, happiness begins..." -- Thomas Merton

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Cheers.
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So, internets, this is the last chapter of Le Batfic proper (there's still an epilogue coming). As in, we'll probably finish the whole story (epilogue included) this week. Holy shit.

Title: Celer, Silens, Mortalis (Part 13)
Authors: [livejournal.com profile] emerald_skies and [livejournal.com profile] mcl4r3n
Summary: In which Walt steps up, the Joker goes down, and Brad and Nate show an extraordinary talent for bluffing.

Ray always enjoys hanging out with Walt before he has to get ready to patrol... )

Enjoy and, as usual, any and all comments are both welcome and encouraged (be they long and ramble-tastic or short and to the point).

Cheers.
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Howdy doo, internets! Just popping in once again to drop off some Batfic for y'all while I work on a more substantial reaction post...thingy. So far, Poindexter (that would be my computer) is cooperating -- let's hope it lasts until I can finish the damn reactions this time. Anyway, BATFIC!

Title: Celer, Silens, Mortalis (Part 12)
Authors: [livejournal.com profile] emerald_skies and [livejournal.com profile] mcl4r3n
Summary: In which Evan takes a stand, Nate takes a few hard knocks, and the Joker ups the ante. And somewhere in the middle, Ray and Walt get a moment for themselves.

Read more... )


So the preview thing is back again and extra long this time. Hope y'all liked this part (preview and all) -- feel free to comment as much or as little as is comfortable, as usual :)

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"Life is a horizontal fall..." -- Jean Cocteau

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Cheers.
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So I heard that Mark Zuckerberg successfully trademarked the word "face".

Yes, seriously.

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Granted, it's in a telecommunications capacity (no FaceSpace chatrooms or anything like that), but still. Really, USPO? Was it that slow of a day at the office? I can't even-- just no. Bad USPO, no biscuit.

In the mean time, does anyone (of the...like...five people that were probably following it) remember a certain Starsgard fic that has been comatose for quite sometime (including a Batfic-induced hiatus)?

Well, [livejournal.com profile] mcl4r3n sort of kicked my ass into finally writing some more.

Title: Picking Up The Pieces (Part 8)
Author: [livejournal.com profile] emerald_skies
Summary: In which Stark realizes he's quite out of his depth, which leads to consulting an old friend for help.
Usual disclaimer/boilerplate that I keep forgetting: This is all a work of fiction that never happened. It's the product of my overactive imagination, please don't sue, etc. etc. etc.

The question of what Stark is supposed to do now turns out to be an extremely good one... )

It's been so long since I posted anything for this that I recommend any interested parties go back and at least read the previous part as a refresher. As for this? Enjoy, and feel free to comment/flail as usual.

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"Have a vision. Be demanding..." -- Colin Powell

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Cheers.

ETA: Just dropping back in to post this awesome video I found (it's twice as awesome if you're familiar with Blue Man Group) )
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Just popping in to drop off the second half of Part 11 of Le Batfic.

Title: Celer, Silens, Mortalis (Part 11b)
Authors: [livejournal.com profile] emerald_skies and [livejournal.com profile] mcl4r3n
Summary: In which Nate has to remind Brad that underestimating him is a really bad idea and Brad learns that there can be benefits to admitting one's mistakes.

When Brad originally thought of it, having Nate train with him and Rudy seemed like a great idea... )

I don't have a preview ready this time because this part stops where we stopped so far and we're still deciding what exactly will happen next (I may just save the preview for when I have the start of a next scene handy). Enjoy and (as usual) fell free to comment with as much (or as little) feedback as you like!

Cheers.
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Howdy do, internets! I have something of a surprise for y'all (well, for the GK fangirls and fic readers, anyway).

More batfic!

Title: Celer, Silens, Mortalis (Part 9)
Authors: [livejournal.com profile] mcl4r3n and [livejournal.com profile] emerald_skies
Summary: In which the chips don't quite come down like our heroes expect, and Brad and Nate spend a morning getting to know each other better.

The soft crackle of the radio wakes Brad up immediately... )

Apologies for the wait, I hope this part makes up for it :) Comments (of any length) are welcome and encouraged and, as usual, enjoy!

Cheers.
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So, internets, I come bearing bad news and good news.

The bad news (for Stark fangirls):

HBO isn't picking up The Miraculous Year. Which, long story short, means Stark isn't coming back to T.V. any time soon.

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Yeah, I know :-\


The good news (for GKers and fans of the fic I post here alike):

More batfic!

Title: Celer, Silens, Mortalis (Part 8)
Authors: [livejournal.com profile] mcl4r3n and [livejournal.com profile] emerald_skies
Summary: In which Nate learns there's more to Brad Colbert than anyone might ever guess, Ray stumbles across something important (twice), and Brad finally opens up when the chips come down.


For what feels like the millionth fucking time that evening, Brad adjusts his god-damned bowtie... )

As usual, comments are both loved and encouraged. Hope y'all like it :)


Cheers.
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Well, internets, I don't have as much for you today but what little I have should be plenty entertaining. Hopefully.

First, the two remaining Supernatural reaction posts (apologies for lateness):

Episode 6x04 'Weekend at Bobby's' )

Episode 6x05 'Live Free or Twi-hard' )


Aaand more Bat!fic.

The tag page for previous parts can be found here

Title: Celer, Silens, Mortalis (Part 5)
Authors: [livejournal.com profile] emerald_skies and [livejournal.com profile] mcl4r3n
Summary: In which Brad and Nate both take some hard knocks, Nate takes a leap of faith, a new player joins the game (and what a card he is), and everything comes to a boil.

Brad regains consciousness slowly at first... )

For those who have questions about the ending of this part, don't worry -- you won't have to wait too long for some answers ;)

Stay tuned for a Glee reaction post and, quite possibly, my Kung Fu Hustle review post (at last).

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Cheers.
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So, internets, it occurs to me that I might possibly have bitten off more than I can chew in terms of internet activity.

1) I may or may not be working on a GK Batman!AU with [livejournal.com profile] mcl4r3n. It's looking like it's going to be pretty long. Awesome, but also long.

2) I'm also still working on a comic relief scene for my Starsgard fic (my 6500-words-and-counting-and-I'm-barely-halfway-done Starsgard fic).

3) I'm also going to be doing regular Glee (and possibly Supernatural) reaction posts now.

4) I still have that Kung Fu Hustle review post to do.

Plus my to-do list from like six months ago. Not to mention not flunking college as I do all this.

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Yeeeeeaaaahhhh...I'm either a masochist or a colossal moron. Possibly both. This should be fun!

Cheers.

P.S. - Now might be a good time to start a betting pool about how long it takes before I snap and stop leaving my apartment.

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