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David Bowie: Buster Keaton

Probably should've done this sooner, because it's essentially been true for a while. Fannish content like fic will remain unlocked. Don't worry, that's the interesting stuff anyway.


Jan 23 13(no subject)
mood: who? me?
I love how I've totally shat all of my new years resolutions already, haha. OH WELL. On the positive, I've been so freaking busy visiting everybody in the Atlantic Northeast that it's been a bit difficult to keep myself apprised of all of it. (I look at it that way because I've come to realize that when I don't write in here, I actually don't know what happens in my life...er).

Anyway, I'm freezing my knees off (yes, this is possible) in a cafe right now, drinking possibly the worst hot chocolate ever invented. It's tough to get shit done when it's fucking 19 degrees both inside and outside the cafe. I just want to be in my bed.

Oh hey, remind me to cancel my gym membership.
Dec 12 12 - Fic: LCQ
Mood: DNW
Title: LCQ
Author: fourfreedoms
Fandom: Motocrossed
Pairing: Andrea/Dean
Word Count: 3036
Rating: R
Summary: Dean's living in her house, under her roof, and it's driving her mad.
Notes: The title is MX lingo for last chance qualifier. It seemed apropos. For goshemily.

As far as she knows it, girls like guys from the collarbones upward.Collapse )
Editorial: Tilt My Hat


So I don't know how many of you read this these days, perhaps you're all off on tumblr, posting really cool images and gifs. That's okay, that's mostly me too. (You can find me at stolenbytigers, if we aren't already tumblr bff).

Anyway, it's that time again, that time when I make you all give me your address so I can write you some fics in Christmas cards. I know I failed at this last year rather spectacularly due to the somewhat untimely death of my Grandfather two days before the holiday, but this year, I am determined to be better! And also not freezing my fingers off in the Netherlands, which should make it easier to send the card off.

I WILL WRITE YOU ALMOST ANYTHING. You know that, but if you aren't sure, please just ask. I am a big fan of small fandoms for these things, so Bruce/Dick from Batman, Sammy/Ben from Southland, Marcus/Esca, Emily/Nolan, Tim/Raylan (for realzies this year), Wes/Travis, my Micke/Grant crossover (or Stark/Alex, I am always good with that), The Lost Boys' Sam/Michael, Dom/Brian, Exley/White from LA Confidential, Reese/Finch from Person of Interest, and Holmes/Watson from the RDJ films, but also from Elementary.

And of course the big ones...Generation Kill, Inception, XMFC...I think those are the only major fandoms I still write in? Anway, leave me your address, a pairing, and a (short) prompt.

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mood: who? me?
First of all, thank you so much for writing me a story and I'm sorry for taking so long to get this yuletide letter up. What I'm asking for below is mostly just guidelines, because at the end of it all, I want this story to be your own. If anything I'm asking for seems too difficult for you to have fun with, then please don't worry about it, and I will be happy about whatever you come up with.

1. Anno Dracula by Kim Newman
"There will never be slaves in Britain," Godalming continued, "but those who stay warm will naturally serve us, as the excellent Bessie has just served me. Have a care, lest you wind up the equivalent of some damned regimental water-bearer.Collapse )

2. Haven, Audrey/Nathan
"When Audrey touches me, I can feel it. She"s the only one."Collapse )


3. Green Rider, Karigan/Zachary
"Do whatever you must, Karigan," he told her, his voice so quiet it would not carry, "to come back. You must come back. To me."Collapse )

4. Red (2010 movie)
"This used to be a Gentleman"s game."Collapse )
 
Oct 15 12 - HAPPY TO SEE YOU!
David Bowie: Buster Keaton
In my lj-posting laxity, I realize I don't really remember what's happened to me or when it happened. That or I'm suffering from extremely onset Dementia, which...considering things lately, is not beyond the realm of possibility.

1. Funny story - I have a job, running the back office of the bar I always get drunk in. How did I get this job? By being drunk and adorable. No really.

2. Pro-tip: Book clubs don't suck if you have your meetings at the only gig in town that makes 4 dollar frozen margaritas.

3. BBC Copper is starting to lose me. cut for spoilersCollapse )

4. I have - in the past week - bought 4 different things in the shade of Oxblood. I try not to fall for color trends, I try not to fall for trends in general, although my roommate did have to talk me down from buying velvet leggings, a hard ledge to climb off of, (in Burgundy, as crazy oxblood lovers do), BUT BURGUNDY IS THE BESTEST. AND, it will still go with my hair when I decide I no longer want to be blonde (I'm not sure this will ever happen, but at least I will be prepared).

5. In more tv show news: I am watching Vegas for Jason O'Mara - my summation? Needs more Jason O'Mara. I still have to watch the pilot for Chicago Fire, which I am only watching because it looks like softcore porn.

6. The only way I'm fannish right now is imagining a happily ever after Ben/Sammy universe where they're raising Nate together, or dirty dirty Captain Stacy(Dennis Leary)/Peter Parker porn. I even like Gwen and still want disturbing porn. SIGH. Why must my brain make this so fucking difficult?
Stock: Back


So, I quit my job, actually got paid in a reasonable amount of time, and have time to work out, drink excessive amounts of alcohol, go to midnight showings of Batman, and see Amazing Spider-Man another fifty times. Shit is good. And you know what that means? Prompt party!

Pairings I will write this round: Travis/Wes, Brad/Nate, Micke/Grant, Stark/Alex, Teen Wolf (as long as it has Scott in the pairing, because, um yes I love Tyler Posey), Andrew Garfield!Peter Parker with like...anybody, Ben/Sammy, Charles/Erik, Snow White/Huntsman, Bruce/Dick, Ethan/Brandt (from MI4), aaaaand, if the prompt is good enough I will attempt Kaner/Tazer, but only because rosekay made me promise.

Micke/Grant, A Swingset for hypertwink
Close Call, Stand Tall Tag for pjvilar

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Title: Keep Your Heart Strong
Author: fourfreedoms
Fandom: Southland
Pairing: Ben/Sammy
Word Count: 3489
Rating: NC-17
Summary: Ben buys a house in Castaic. It's only later he starts to think about why.
Notes: I may be the only person who ships this, but I do it with great joy and gusto. The title is from the chorus of "Keep Your Head Up" by Ben Howard.

It’s easy for the other officers on their shift to disregard the fact that Sammy is older than him and so much further along in his life.Collapse )
mood: facepalm
Title: The Reason Why
Author: fourfreedoms
Fandom: Common Law
Pairing: Travis/Wes
Word Count: 1120
Rating: NC-17
Summary: There's a reason for their animosity
Notes: Unbeta'd. Because I promised ericaplease I would fic the hell out of this. I really honestly never thought I'd write angst though...

It was inevitable, really.Collapse )
May 02 12 - Whirlwind Update!
Editorial: sleepy
My attempts to be more current on this thing have completely failed. And I really hate bulleting things out, but alas, alack, that's kind of my life lately.

So, update number one, I'm working as a personal assistant again. It is challenging and crazy, and in between the murk of dropping off YSL wedding dresses and helping him choose $540 bespoke shoes, there is a legitimate job in here. Even if I'm getting paid dirt.

Next, went to a PBR event with drvsilla this weekend for her birthday up at the Mohegan Sun. That casino is legit crazy and filled to the brim with the Jersey Guido type, as even the announcers at the event saw fit to comment on. BUT, in spite of the complete and utter alienness of pretty much every aspect of the whole thing, I really enjoyed myself. Probably because I am shallowness incarnate and hot men were involved.

A discourse on the Borgias, Madmen, and Common LawCollapse )

Although my job has made progress a little slower than I would usually like, I have started working on the stories that people bid on me for. Sorry, it's been five months, but I want you to know, you've been at the back of my mind since December, I was just so caught up in applying to jobs and roommate drama it was a little difficult.

Which, on the same train of thought, I'm dwelling in a fandom nebulousness, because while I want to be really fannish and excited about Person of Interest, nobody else wants to be fannish with me. Nobody will play Dodgeball with me guys, I'll just have to hangout on the swings by myself! So, I don't know, any fic recs? A03 is failing me. I'll read pretty much anything, because there is a dirty polyamorous part of my heart that's open to all kinds of things.
Coca-Cola
I honestly don't understand why more people aren't slashing John Reese and Harold Finch from Person of Interest. Only 47 stories on Archive of our Own? Am I going to have to make this happen all by myself?

I started watching this show because I found out Jonathan Nolan was the executive producer and I was like WAIT A MOMENT, AWESOME! I certainly wasn't looking for a new slash pairing, but now I'm sad that nobody else is feeling the Finch/Reese love. Although tumblr tells me the pairing is called Rinch. WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU, FANDOM?



Spoilers for Person of Interest. Hilarity. You know, stuff.Collapse )

But unfortunately, in other tv news, things I am not so happy about:

Spartacus, why?Collapse )
stock: friends
I like how the 2011/2012 television season has really been about the ladies for me. It wasn't like I was selecting buddy-cop shows and procedurals and male-dominated action pieces, because I take a certain joy in testosterone-fueled ridiculousness (although, actually, I must admit I do have a certain predilection for that sort of thing). It was partly because all interesting tv was written for and about men.

Unpopular opinion: I loathe Buffy and Alias. In the past I've been careful about expounding on my thoughts of the role of women in tv, because I didn't want to get into that whole misogyny wank nonsense where I had to make like, 80 billion qualifications so I could explain what exactly I meant. In all honesty, and it comes at some cost to admit this, so I'm expecting you not to jump on me, for a long time I really didn't like a lot of the female characters that appeared on TV. Obviously there are exceptions to every rule and at no point do I want to get into what constitutes as a cool lady. I attribute this general malais (that's how I think of it anyway) to the fact that female characters are by and large written for and by men. Ah, a recurring theme, this men thing. Could it be possible that my dislike of female characters was predicated not on an inherent self-hating myopia, but on the fact that I thought women were actually being undervalued on TV? Gee! I WONDER!

Luckily, the turning point for me was in 2010 with Haven and now every week I really look forward to watching Hart of Dixie, Revenge, Alcatraz (which passes the bechtel test with flying colors), and Once Upon a Time. And Bomb Girls. (And Parks and Rec and Boys Over Flowers--both of which count because they are new discoveries). That is full-on craziness and in some ways it saddens me that such a thing comes as a surprise. How sad is it that studios only realized the box office buying power of women with fucking sex and the city and twilight? It took them nearly 8 decades! That's ludicrous. But, as all of you fine ladies have learned, better to pick our battles. I do my best to take it as evidence of the positive direction the industry is moving in. (I'm sure you guys have a deluge of other shows you have watched with kickass ladies that've been running for a while, lemme stress that what makes this so special to me is how many options I have right now in a single broadcast season!)

That's not to say all of our hurdles are past: A friend of mine, another screenwriter, was just paid to option (or whatever the hell it's called) a pilot for the CW about female 20 somethings in Williamsburg. Forget how entirely fucking exploitative that is, and lets focus on the fact that this friend is a guy. I get it if it was his brilliant (read: incredibly lame) idea to write about female 20 somethings hanging out in the 'burg, but the fact that someone else came up with it, and their first thought was to go to a male writer to create it is exactly what I mean. It's just proof for me why female characters are often so frustrating and difficult for me to enjoy, because so often we are only getting them through the lens of the male gaze.

OMG. This totally started out as a YAY I'M HAPPY I'M FINDING SHOWS WHERE SLASH PAIRINGS AREN'T THE ONLY INTERESTING ROMANTIC ENTANGLEMENTS thing. Let me clarify that I'm not saying I only like slash because cool het pairings are few and far between. No, this is not true, on many levels, only one of which is really important to this argument. Male intimacy, as I assume it is for many of you, is obviously a thing for me in and of itself. Just so that nobody extrapolates that out to some jumped up 'logical' end that has nothing to do with reality: my pleasure in male sexual intimacy is not because I want the women to GTFO.

Sidebar: can we just talk about Spartacus for a moment? cut for spartacus spoilersCollapse )

BUT IN SUMMATION, YAY VAGINA.
David Bowie: Buster Keaton
Title: The Ephemera of You
Author: fourfreedoms
Fandom: Revenge
Pairing: Emily/Nolan
Word Count: 4,369
Rating: NC-17
Summary: Nolan teaches Emily how to be Amanda again.
Notes: For ghostrunner7, who asked for either Emily/Nolan or Raylan/Tim. Since somebody else asked for Raylan/Tim, I figured I'd give you Emily/Nolan. Enjoy!

She wondered what she was going to do with herself when all this was over—if she managed to avoid getting herself thrown back into prison.Collapse )
Generation Kill: Nate staring off
Feel You In My Heart, Micke/Grant, first Christmas, for pjvilar, 419 wordsCollapse )

I know was supposed to mail these. According to the word document I wrote this on December 17th. I wish I had gotten my ass in gear, but in the mean time, I hope you enjoy it.
Editorial: Tilt My Hat
Title: You're A Rare Earth Magnet and Other Ways to Say I Love You
Author: fourfreedoms
Fandom: Generation Kill
Pairing: Brad/Nate
Word Count: 5,393
Rating: R
Summary: A sequel to this fic. Nate knows what Brad wants, and he knows what he wants, but he also knows what society wants.
Notes: A christmas present for tikiaceae who wanted a sequel to "His Grace's First Kiss." I'm sorry this took me so long. I've had this finished since before Christmas, but after all the crazy things that happened, it took me a while to just post it. Thanks to oxoniensis for the beta, and also ericaplease for all the reassurances.

"You may not kiss me, Colbert!" Nate tells him when he finally summons up the courage to return to The Devilish Hound.Collapse )
Dec 09 11 - 4_a_star
mood: who? me?

So I know you're probably like, hey, you were just offering to write us stuff for free. But a friend of mine found herself in a spot of trouble, so I'm offering to write for donations to get her through it. There's an explanation here. So, if you find yourself with a spare couple bucks this holiday season, come spend it on the host of brilliant authors who are offering their services.


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My page can be found here. Thanks, lovelies! I won't forget this!

Ash Stymest
Title: High and Dangerous
Author: fourfreedoms
Fandom: X-Men: First Class
Pairing: Erik/Charles
Wordcount: 17271
Rating: NC-17
Summary: Erik's always dreamed of playing football for Bayern, but it's Arsenal who comes calling. A soccer AU.

Part 1
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Title: High and Dangerous
Author: fourfreedoms
Fandom: X-Men: First Class
Pairing: Erik/Charles
Wordcount: 17271
Rating: NC-17
Summary: Erik's always dreamed of playing football for Bayern, but it's Arsenal who comes calling. A soccer AU.
Notes: Thanks so much to shighola for listening to me rant and rave about this story. To my coworker Stephanie who put up with me working on this instead of doing my job. And, last but not least to rosekay, who provided a late night beta under extreme duress.

Erik grew up with stories of great Bayern players like Franz Beckenbauer and Gerd Müller alongside his mother’s Polish folktales of Dažbog and fireflowers.Collapse )
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