Jan. 2nd, 2012

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Happy New Year, y'all! 

I was going to make a huge laundry list of resolutions but then I read a tweet from Stumptous, one of my favourite bloggers from days of yore.  

If you're a "self-improvement" junkie, resolve to do a "fixit fast" this year. Just stay with the awesomeness you ALREADY have & are.

This struck a bit of a chord with me.  So, this year I will mostly be maintaining my current levels of awesome.  Which isn't to say that I'll be sitting on my arse doing nothing.  I'm going to gild the lily a little but not utterly kill myself (or make myself feel like a failure) by making lofty goals.

Here's to awesomeness!




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And so... to day two:

In your own space, post a rec for at least three fanworks that you did not create. Drop a link to your post in the comments. See if you can rec fanworks that are less likely to be praised: tiny fandoms, rare pairings, fanworks other than stories, lesser known kinks or tropes. Find fanworks that have few to no comments, or creators new to a particular fandom and maybe aren't well known or appreciated. Appreciate them.

Okay, this turned out to be harder than I thought.  Looking at the number of comments on my various bookmarked stories, it turns out that I do run with the herd on a lot of things.  And I thought I was such an individual!  Here are my underappreciated/rare recs

CRAFT A knitted K-9!  I grew up on a steady diet of Doctor Who and adored K-9.  Someday I'll track down a copy of the pattern book and knit my very own K-9.  Go admire him!  Isn't he gorgeous?  

FIC When LOtR RPS was huge it always bemused me that more people didn't write Bean/Dom.  One year, after patiently listening to my plaintive moans, my friend [livejournal.com profile] feelforfaith wrote me this amazing birthday fic.  Realign. <3 <3 

FIC Burn Notice is a small-ish fandom, and I was quite surprised to find myself shipping them halfway through the second season.  Michael/Victor is way more popular, and I can see the appeal, but I like the almost cosy feeling of M/S.  Ark's Steam Heat is perfectly them

FIC I'm not sure how to describe this one.  An AU Crossover is probably the best way to go: DC Comics/House M.D..  Change Is The Only Constant  When Bruce Wayne becomes Dr Gregory House's newest patient drama ensues.  I have a lot of love for this story and I'm pretty sure you will too!

FIC Luther was one of the BBC's little gems in 2010.  Creepy, terrifying, brilliant and cracktastic in equal measures.  I loved the cat and mouse game between Luther and Alice.  This very short (~400 words) fic captures them perfectly.  Outside.

VID I have a real soft spot for this Supernatural/J2 fanvid.  It's set to a Justin Timberlake song which is so totally not my thing, but the sentiment totally fits the boys.  And I'm quite happy to sit and watch three minutes of blinding smiles :)  Supernatural: Sexy Back

VID This vid is made of awesome.  It's a Supernatural/Doctor Who crossover, set to Enter Sandman.  Naturally I adore it.  Doctor Who/Supernatural: Enter Sandman.  Interestingly enough an "Amy Pond" character has subsequently popped up in a s7 ep of Supernatural!

CRAFT And... this isn't strictly fandom-related, but since fandom would be nothing without the internet, you should all take a look at the fabulous Internet Cross Stitch Sampler.  I keep meaning to get around to making my own... maybe this year I will!

(When I showed Dave the sampler, he liked it but totally didn't get the "1111one111eleventy1111one" part.  And I found myself completely unable to describe what it meant.  Was this just a LJ/fandom_wank thing from back in the day?)

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*flops*

I have just spent an hour going through my memories and deleting all---well, I hope I managed to get them all---the dead links.  Such a tedious deletion process!

In other news, we watched Paul tonight which surprised me by being amusing and quite fun.  (I actually really like Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, but the trailers for this left me absolutely cold.  Hence my surprise.)

Also! We watched s2 ep1 of Hawaii Five-0 which was awesome!  Lovely twist at the end, and I'm really looking forward to ep2. Last night we watched the return of Sherlock, which was brilliantly clever and thoroughly enjoyable, even if I did have to get Dave to read out loads of the on-screen text.  It is a sucky show for people with low vision, but fun all the same.  And, hee!  Recreational scolding.  Much love to Steven Moffat.

It's been nice to have an evening of 'normal' tv.  We've been watching a lot of UFC lately, which isn't an actual problem and one can never overdose on sweaty mostly-naked men fighting, but almost every night?  Don't be surprised if I start writing cage fighting stories...

I'm looking forward to the return of Castle, Suits s1 airing at last and Grimm.  January is shaping up to be a great month for TV.

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