shyfoxling: Ravenclaw crest (Default)
( Jan. 10th, 2017 11:32 pm)
Everyone's probably heard by now about how the Russians are coming, the Russians are coming -- that is, that LJ physically moved servers to Russia as of about 2 weeks ago -- but if not, here's a few relevant links:

http://siderea.livejournal.com/1330197.html
http://siderea.livejournal.com/1330106.html
http://rahirah.livejournal.com/695706.html (with more links to further reading)

As for me, I imported both my journals to Dreamwidth and started crossposting from here to LJ somewhere pushing seven years ago, so no change for me there, although I will be chuffed if people currently reading me on LJ decide to start reading me on DW instead. I don't have any immediate plans to delete my LJ entirely, or delete all its posts ([personal profile] frameacloud says [livejournal.com profile] ljsec still works for doing that task in bulk), or even to stop crossposting or turn off commenting on LJ for right now.
shyfoxling: Young James and Sirius, text "That's right, Harry. Your dad was a dick" (annoyed (dad was a dick))
( Jan. 10th, 2017 03:21 pm)
Soo... petition to permanently delete "Serafina", "Selena", and "Serena" from the list of permitted names for OCs in fanfic?
shyfoxling: Things I am no longer allowed to do at Hogwarts, number 257: I will not teach Peeves to sing "Henry the 8th I am." (humor (peeves henry 8th))
( Jan. 5th, 2017 11:38 pm)
Spotted in a character tag on AO3: "Professor McGonagills"

>.> For that mermaid AU, I guess...
shyfoxling: Sirius and Harry looking at photo, text "Damn, this is some quality fanfic." (approve (quality fanfic))
( Jan. 4th, 2017 12:08 am)
SS/HG is not my ship, so I wasn't watching [livejournal.com profile] sshg_giftfest that it was made for, and ran across this on AO3 instead. But. You guys. [livejournal.com profile] mywitch's Farmer Granger and the Most Glorious Cock (AO3 link) is a glorious thing. It's a Little Golden Book parody, so a quick read. The art style is just fabulous and cute, and the naughty writing is clever. NWS at the end; most of it is WS albeit packed with bawdy puns. Author's warning for "Out of control whimsy"!
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( Dec. 29th, 2016 11:10 pm)
Hell Is
Fandom: Mystery Science Theater 3000
Pairing/Characters: Dr. Forrester, Joel, Dr. Erhardt, TV's Frank
Rating: Teen
Words: 5017

Author's summary: It takes a lifetime to build a reputation, and only a moment to wreck it. But Dr. Forrester may yet find interesting things in the rubble.

Quote:
“This invention,” she said, her gaze leveled directly at his furtive eyes. “It is yours?”

He could lie. And who could stop him? Joel? No one would believe the janitor's word over Forrester's. History hung within his reach. It was not meant for the likes of Joel.

“Oh, yes,” said Forrester. “Certainly.”


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Meet Again On Separate Paths
Fandom: The Neverending Story
Pairing/Characters: Atreyu/Empress, Bastian, Carl Coreander (the bookshop owner)
Rating: Teen
Words: 2789

Author's summary: Bastian wants to find a way back, but Fantasia isn't just going to wait.

Quote:
"Bastian." Mr. Coreander reaches out and rests a hand on Bastian's shoulder. "What have I told you? The doors to Fantasia can't be forced. Auryn will find you when the time is right."

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Two for Tea
Fandom: Questionable Content
Pairing/Characters: Faye/Bubbles, Momo, May, Marten, Claire, Pintsize, Dora, Tai, Hannelore
Rating: General Audiences
Words: 2166

Author's summary: Faye and Bubbles open a tea shop. Hilarity ensues.

Quote:
MOMO: I will attempt to use terms you understand. Faye and Bubbles protected you from Corpse Witch, saved you from the cops, and rescued you from an extremely dire situation involving three rogue AIs and an EMP. You owe them your ass. Now go inside and smell some tea.

MAY: Did you just say “ass”? For me?
MOMO, blushing furiously: You are an extremely bad influence!


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On This 'Ane Night
Fandom: Discworld
Pairing/Characters: Granny Aching, Granny Weatherwax
Rating: General Audiences
Words: 2319

Author's summary: Granny Weatherwax is blown off course and meets Granny Aching.

Quote:
Granny Aching strode back and sat herself down on her previous rock picking the conversation up, just where it had left off. “Not the moon, and you know well,that’s not what I meant Mistress Weatherwax. Nay, you’re an edge witch, the other edge.”

Granny nodded. “They call Nanny Ogg for the difficult births. I’m the one wakened for the difficult deaths.”


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Gytha and Esme's Ill-Advised Adventure
Fandom: Discworld
Pairing/Characters: Gytha Ogg, Esmerelda Weatherwax
Rating: General Audiences
Words: 3708

Author's summary: 80's movies don't happen in the Ramtops, but if they did they would probably look like this.

Quote:
"Esme Weatherwax! You were spyin?"

"I was in the area!" Esme protested. "It's not my fault my ears could hear!"

There was a certain hook to that that made Gytha pause, hands on her hips. "Esmerelda Weatherwax, you was borrowing? Whose ears heard that? An without that someone knowing! What if you got stuck?" Again, Gytha didn't add, because she valued their friendship and Esme did not like to be reminded about that week she spent as a rabbit.


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It's a Neighborly Day in This Beautywood
Fandom: "A House I Pass on the Way to Work Has This Sculpture in its Yard" (see also this version with some additional sections)
Pairing/Characters: Antler Guy, Steve, Sharon
Rating: Teen
Words: 2998

Author's summary: The Old One, The Sleeping Beast, Seeker of Blood and Devourer of Souls, Haunting Abomination of the Darkened Woods, woke to find his sacred grounds were no longer there. The new ways are more than a bit confusing, but there's no reason an ancient god can't adapt with the times.

Quote:
“Hello!” one of the humans said, thrusting an object into his hands. Sweat was beading on her temples as she looked up (and up and up—he really had overdone his height a touch) at him, but the only concession she made to her mounting fear was to take a step backwards. “I—that is, my husband and I—we saw you'd moved to the neighborhood.”

“Overnight,” the apparent husband added darkly. His voice was tight and choked.

“Right. And I know it's a bit early in the morning for lasagna, but I thought we'd bring some over and come say hello. Never too soon to meet your neighbors, right?”
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( Dec. 26th, 2016 06:58 pm)
Awww. I got all excited for a minute when I saw three anon fics in a row turn up in the AO3 Black Books feed, which is usually not a very active feed and said "Yuletide" to me, but seems like no one decided to take up the request for Takin' Over the Asylum. :-/
shyfoxling: Things I am no longer allowed to do at Hogwarts, number 257: I will not teach Peeves to sing "Henry the 8th I am." (humor (peeves henry 8th))
( Oct. 7th, 2016 07:17 pm)
[tumblr.com profile] frameacloud:
poopin wizards comix
You know that thing Rowling said about the lack of toilets in early Hogwarts, and that in the old days wizards “simply relieved themselves wherever they stood, and vanished the evidence”? The more I think about it, the more it explains about Hogwarts.

Srsly. Go look. It's hilarious.
shyfoxling: Text "Sirius was a drunken mistake, Matt was a drunken mistake and that fish dude I don't even know how that happened" (badfic (fish dude))
( Oct. 5th, 2016 11:27 am)
Reader-insert fics would be a little less jarring if they didn't do that "Y/N" thing, Y/N?
shyfoxling: Sirius Black looking serious (sirius (lookin' sirius))
( Oct. 4th, 2016 12:01 pm)
Great meta post by [tumblr.com profile] pazithigallifreya responding to the question of just what Sirius was thinking in trying to get Severus to meet a werewolf in the Shrieking Shack, wandering into Sirius's psychology in general and his relationship with Severus: http://pazithigallifreya.tumblr.com/post/151340595027/the-savage-nymph-art-i-sometimes-wonder-about
shyfoxling: Cauldron with steam rising (general (potion book))
( Oct. 4th, 2016 10:44 am)
I really don't have room for more books on my shelves, much less an entire second set of Harry Potter, but Jim Kay's illustrations are really proving tempting...
shyfoxling: Things I am no longer allowed to do at Hogwarts, number 257: I will not teach Peeves to sing "Henry the 8th I am." (humor (peeves henry 8th))
( Sep. 22nd, 2016 11:39 pm)
I'm sure this is just a typo (since they spell it correctly in the next paragraph), but...

Hermione rolled her eyes. "Harry. You are marring Ron's sister. Just let Ron be your best man."

At least, I assume it's a typo. Ron might not agree.
shyfoxling: Crop of a map of England showing the town of Blacksnape (severus sirius (blacksnape))
( Sep. 22nd, 2016 11:17 am)
Just a drive-by rec here of something in that good old "squabbling for dominance begets sexual tension" vein of Snack:

Cleaning by [archiveofourown.org profile] augustus
Pairing/Characters: Severus/Sirius
Rating: Teen
Words: 1255

Author's summary: Sirius and Severus argue. Set during OotP.
Author's warnings: none

Quote:
'Because you're obsessed.' Severus's voice rose, his own eyes seeming to become even blacker as he spoke. 'Everyone knew about the two of you at school, you know. There's no point in pretending your feelings towards that child are fatherly ones.'
'You really are a foul, pathetic man,' Sirius sneered. 'You haven't changed at all in the last twenty years, have you? You're completely unable to believe in anything good or innocent.'
'Not when it involves you.'
shyfoxling: Still frame of Professor Snape from the Chamber of Secrets film, text "Snape wins" (severus gen (snape wins))
( Sep. 22nd, 2016 10:51 am)
Snape Showcase
[livejournal.com profile] snapecase: Celebrating Severus Snape throughout his ages!
shyfoxling: Ravenclaw crest, text "I couldn't have put it better myself. But I'll try anyway." (ravenclaw (put it better myself))
( Sep. 19th, 2016 05:49 pm)
Today on Amusing AO3 Tags I Stumbled Across: I'm Sorry Tolkien

Tags with the same meaning: Abuse of Tolkien, apologies to prof. tolkien, Forgive me Tolkien, I apologize to the ghost of JRR Tolkien, I apologize to the ghost of Tolkien, I'm deeply apologize Tolkien, I'm so sorry Mr. Tolkien, I'm so sorry Tolkein, I'm so sorry Tolkien, so my childhood Tolkien fan never finds out about this fic, some abuse of Tolkien, sorry tolkien, They are younger and I messed up Tolkien's World, Tolkein is spinning in his urn right now, Tolkein would skin me alive if he could see this, Tolkien Forgive Me, Tolkien must be judging me, Tolkien will have my head if he sees this..., Tolkien would be spinning in his grave, Totally twisting Tolkien for my own purposes, 我对不起Tolkien [Wǒ duìbùqǐ, "I'm sorry", according to Google]
Tags:
shyfoxling: Campbell Bain in rainbow tie-dye at window with microphone (campbell (at window))
( Sep. 16th, 2016 12:15 pm)
eeeee [personal profile] elf nominated Takin' Over the Asylum for Yuletide! Maybe it will actually result in some fic being generated?
shyfoxling: Trelawney looking surprised, text "WTF?" (confused (trelawney wtf))
( Sep. 15th, 2016 10:02 am)
Re: the dream I had last night/this morning: I guess in a way it's comforting to know that my subconscious can apparently handily distinguish between David Tennant's pretty face and Kilgrave's ugly personality, because the feeling was staunchly oh my god what a creep. I mean I was just disgusted. Bonus theme of " 'nice guy' feeling he's entitled to sex" except with the ~*special*~ way he can make good on that entitlement. Fortunately I was only a diesmbodied camera in all of this, not bodily present, but still.

(The bit with the four polyfidelitous lesbians -- don't look at me; that's what it said in the "script" that they were -- subverting male-gaze tropes for the acting out of their own humorous/sarcastic sexual fantasy, I don't even know what that was all about. I guess it kind of explains the huge curly blonde wigs and "barbarian chick" scrap-leather costumes they were all wearing...?)

(sort of debated what journal to post this to, but I think I have more contact on this one with people who'd recognize Kilgrave and the vague allusion to the wars that sometimes flare up on tumblr surrounding any attraction to him, ships, etc., so.)
shyfoxling: Colin Creevey with camera, text "Fangirl!" (squee (colin fangirl))
( Sep. 13th, 2016 10:01 pm)
Not From Others by [archiveofourown.org profile] floreatcastellum
Pairing/Characters: Deathly Hallows ensemble: Ginny, Neville, Luna, Colin, Parvati, Seamus, McGonagall, Snape, Carrows, etc.; canon ships
Rating: Teen
Words: 132,914

Author's summary: She may not have been able to join Harry, Ron and Hermione, but Ginny refuses to go down without a fight. As war approaches, Ginny returns to Hogwarts to resurrect Dumbledore's Army and face the darkest year the wizarding world has ever seen.
Author's warnings: Graphic Depictions Of Violence, Major Character Death [i.e. the canon deaths]

I am a bad person and didn't leave a single comment on this novel-length fic, even though I read every word (rather than skimming, as I often do). But that in itself is pretty much what I have to say about it. Ginny is the POV character. Canon-compliant and reads pretty canon-like if you're in the mood for a good gen fic that follows the happenings in Ginny's life during the year of endless camping, and what comes after.

Quote:
Unfortunately, as Percy frantically tried to go over and comfort his embarrassed girlfriend, he tripped over the corner of the blanket, crashing into Harry who, in an effort to keep Teddy out of harm’s way, left his entire face exposed to Percy’s flailing arm, which connected with his forehead with a loud smack.

‘Careful, Perce, you’ll give him a scar,’ said George.
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