john_egbert: Delicious. ((GCP) Faucetman *Scared Yet?*)
Hello, hello, new friends and old! It's absolutely wonderful seeing how lively my flist has been recently. I don't have a whole lot IRL-related to say right now (other than HOLIDAY SHOPPING HOW DOES IT WORK) but I did stumble across quite a few interesting fannish-type things recently!

First off, has anyone been following the The Phantom Pain shenanigans going on right now? Full context is here, but long story short: Kojima's trolling up a storm. I'm only a baby MGS fan myself (I'm currently playing through three) but I still find this really interesting. Especially the part about creating a fake Swedish game development company; that's pretty off-the-wall in terms of obfuscating techniques, haha. Plus, it sounds like it's supposed to be Big Boss backstory, so maybe Snake Eater would be all I need?

Secondly, I found this article both very sweet and sad. (I got a little more teared up than I probably should have considering it's about shipping Chinese textbook characters.) Being fannish is a very universal thing; so, apparently, is getting your ship mercilessly stomped on.

The Super Dangan Ronpa 2 Let's Play started today! (For anyone who hasn't heard me babble on and on about this fandom in all of my posts: I am seriously in love with this series.) So far Not!Francis York Morgan is my favorite, but considering a good portion of the characters haven't even spoken yet, I'm fairly certain that will change. Now to take bets on who bites it first.

Also, listen to this track. How can you not love a game with songs like that?

2600 words done on my Yuletide fic with eight days to go; I'm thinking another ~2000 or so ought to finish it off? I don't know. I know about where I want it to head, but the specifics continue to elude me. I guess I'll just keep writing and see where it takes me? I know a lot of people on my flist are doing some sort of fannish holiday exchange; how's it going so far for you?

Anyway, I hope everyone is doing well!
john_egbert: Delicious. ((FMoS) Mitsuki & Eichi *Young Love*)
I am currently stressing out quite a bit, haha; the header is more advice I should be taking than anything else. I have things I should be doing right now, really, but I want to chat a little bit before that. :)

Dangan Ronpa )

I biked over to my local library (which is only one and a half miles away and has a very good graphic novel collection) and picked up ten manga volumes this padt Saturday. Except now the weather has taken a turn for the worse (dropped ~30 degrees and it's now doing that awful chilly drizzle-not-quite-rain thing) so I don't want to bike back and return them. ;_; Which is a good thing, really, since the last thing I need is more distractions, and I know I went now I'd end up grabbing another huge group. (I think I'll see if I can hitch a ride from a car-owning friend next week, since I'll not be busy then and she's offered that sort of thing before.)

Anyway, about the manga. )

Speaking of 20th Century Boys, I am so glad I read it! Endo Kanna is one of my new favorite protagonists, and I loved how much she treasured Kenji and how they sort of made saving the world a familial task; what a great family. And all the supporting characters were so human- Urasawa has a real talent for packing characterization in without losing plotting. I can't wait for 21th Century Boys 1 & 2 to be released- even if the threat is over, I haven't gotten my full resolution yet.

Also, as an early New Year's Resolution, I want to start posting fandom related meta. I always love reading it, and it saddens me how hard it can be to find sometimes. (People on my Flist who post meta: thank you! Even if I don't always comment, I do love reading it.) I doubt I can change that at all, considering that I'm the NNFest of NNFs, but it can't hurt to try, right? (Of course, that might have to wait. Yuletide + Pokemon Holiday Fest + Small Fandom Big Bang + Actual Real Life = not enough hours in the day, haha.) Anyway, if anyone has any recs for interesting meta, please link me!

Anyway, how are you all doing?
john_egbert: Delicious. ((CQ) Almond *Squee!*)
Hello, Yuletide Author! First off, thanks so much for signing up for one of my fandoms! They’re all super-precious to me, and the idea of getting something for any of them makes me really, really happy. I’m sure I’ll love whatever you create, and I hope something in this letter can help inspire you!

Oh, and for resources:

Dangan-Ronpa
(I don't think there's anyway to experience Kid Icarus: Uprising if you don't have a 3DS, sorry.)
Black Rock Shooter (2012)
Todd Allison & the Petunia Violet

Letter Under Cut )
john_egbert: Ashley, giggling happily. ((TM) Ashley *Very Pleased!*)
Dear Author,

Hello there! First off, I’m sorry for putting this up so late! I hope it’ll still be of some use to you. What should I say about my requests? Well, these are all the fandoms of my heart- there isn’t one I won’t be happy to get a fic for.

Some of the general things I like are found-family dynamics (ie, they’re not related, but they’re still a family together), future!fic, backstories for characters whose pasts we don’t know about, creative Aus (so high school or barista Aus aren’t so much my thing, but I love stuff like Film Noir or Mecha Pilot or Magical Girl AUs), fluff, friendship-focused genship, and awkward romance shenanigans.

Also, I generally tend to be not-so-fond of explicit porn, fics that deal with eating disorders, mpreg (or pregnancy fics in general, really) or fics about bad relationships (not necessarily abusive; breakup fics and other such things aren’t really my cup of tea either). I hope these won’t be too tough to avoid, though!

Fandom-specific )

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