michals: (oh *angst*)
Alright, I promise this will be the last, or at least close to last, post I make about this as I realize I have been very melodramatic about this whole thing and am probably annoying the piss out of everyone. If that's true, this post won't be much better.

(Spoilers for those who don't know yet)

Why Boardwalk is especially depressing to me )
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Snagged from [livejournal.com profile] entwashian, natch.

Give me a pairing and I will tell you:
who is the big spoon/little spoon
what is their favorite non-sexual activity
who uses all the hot water in the morning
what they order from take out
what is the most trivial thing they fight over
who does most of the cleaning
what has a season pass in their DVR
who controls the netflix queue
who calls up the super/landlord when the heat’s not working
who steals the blankets
who leaves their stuff around
who remembers to buy the milk
who remembers anniversaries
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Why all my fandoms are fucking depressing:

House --> continually ignores potential slash relationship*, forces non-chemistry het pairing, generally turns to shit

Smallville --> continually ignores potential slash relationship, forces non-chemistry het pairing, generally turns to shit

Psych --> continually ignores potential slash relationship, forces non-chemistry het pairing, generally turns to shit

PotC --> continually ignores potential slash relationship, one of the best characters dies in the most horrible way possible and no one cares

HIMYM --> forces non-chemistry het pairing, generally turns to shit

The Office --> loses best character, generally turns to shit

Big Bang Theory --> main character is woefully abused by all other characters, annoying character becomes even more annoying, generally turns to shit

Doctor Who --> continualy ignores potential slash relationship, forces non-chemistry het pairing, everyone dies all the time

Torchwood --> one of the best character dies in the most horrible way possible and no one cares, generally turns to shit

Merlin --> continually ignores potential slash relationship, forces non-chemistry het pairing, generally turns to shit

Star Trek --> continually ignores potential slash relationship, forces non-chemistry het pairing

Angel --> everyone dies all the time

Velvet Goldmine --> everyone hates everyone

Harry Potter --> continually ignores potential slash relationship, forces non-chemistry het pairing

Dead Like Me --> features one of the most annoying female characters in the history of ever, everyone dies all the time (haha)

Inception --> dude might be in limbo or dead or something who knows

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead --> everyone dies all the time

Sherlock BBC --> continually ignores potential slash relationship, James Wilby isn't going to be Sebastian Moran

Boardwalk Empire --> ...sob.

Maurice --> okay this one's actually alright though it's depressing if you remember there's a fucking war on the horizon

*read: either ignores the potential for that kind of relationship all together, or treats it like a joke because "lol they're not gay you stupid fangirl, who cares if it makes sense and would make the show/movie/series better".
michals: (failed at kindergarten)
So I joined Archive of Our Own, mainly because I want to see what it looks like to have all my fics in one place (...that isn't fanfiction.net because that place is called The Pit of Voles for a reason and also people I know in real life know about that account so I steer clear of it for the most part) but now I don't know where to start. And the one I want to put doesn't have a title...still, haha.


...sorry, had a bit of fit right there.

EDIT: Hola mis amigas y mis amigos. Yo soy michals en Nuestra Archivo. Vamos al sitio web!
michals: (to do without)
So this isn't actually [livejournal.com profile] lyryk's fault, but it wouldn't have happened without her. She should have known better than to put Lestrade/anyone next to Alec/Maurice in the same prompt, haha.

So, if you follow my logic - which is very simple and wears a tinhat the size of Ireland - James Wilby should play Sebastian Moran in the new BBC version of Sherlock. Want some insane reasons why along with a totally pointless graphic? Go here, it'll give my Tumblr purpose.

Anyway, like I said, [livejournal.com profile] lyryk gave me a prompt that was supposed to go towards porn, but I stopped just short because I suck, but I did invade her page with a stupid-long instance of a very Wilby-ish Moran assaulting Rupert Graves's Lestrade. And now I'm posting it here because my madness is a disease and I like to spread it around.

PG-13 rated Lestrade/Moran fic under the cut )
michals: (rock meet hard place)
In other news, I was apparently nominated by a very nice person for best Arthur/Cobb fic at [livejournal.com profile] incept_awards for Shopping. If it was anyone here come forward so I can give you hugs and love.
michals: (bowie at the camera)
I wrote the giant reference guide to movie making and film sets for anyone who's interested. I hope I covered most of what people would be interested in knowing for fic writing purposes. Again, holler at your boy if there's something I didn't cover, I can always add to it. (And I would super appreciate it if some at least gave it a cursory glance and tell if it looks good, thanks!)

Also, feel free to pimp dis shit out to anyone who might be interested! I'm flirting with the idea of asking the RPF comms I'm part of whether they'd be interested in me linking to it. 
michals: (bowie at the camera)
I've been a film student for four years now and plan to go off into the big bad world to become a director *fingers crossed* So while I am no means an expert, I do have some knowledge and experience with filmmaking and being on set. Which means that four years ago, I would've read fic with little mistakes regarding the industry and on set etiquette and not thought twice about it, but now I can't help but flinch every time I come across them. But the thing is, most people have no reason to know that stuff. I often joke with fellow film students that the filmmaking world appears just enough like the real world to fool everyone, but as soon as you're a part of it it's a whole different animal. If you're not in that world it's really hard to know all the stuff that goes into making it.

So, if you're writing an RPF fic, or fanfiction set in the world of film or TV and need a few pointers on what that world is like, I've made this little reference guide for you! Aren't I nice? Now, I am a film maker, so my experience is with film and while TV is a hell of a lot different from film, there is enough crossover that these kinds of tips will apply to both. And a lot people aren't going to get super in depth with their fics to need to know something like what color order different script rewrites need to be in, so this guide will cover just the big picture stuff, aka the stuff I come across most in fics that are incorrect. But, if you do want to know stuff that I've left off by all means ASK ME. Most fic readers aren't going to notice if you got something wrong, but you never know if you've got a film student reading who's having an aneurysm because you don't know what a Key Grip does ;)

You can jump to a section that you're curious about, and as a bonus I've bolded important phases so you can be even more selective of what you're going to read! God, I'm so nice.

Jump to a specific section
The Single Most Common Mistake, and the one most important not to make
Preproduction, Casting and Rehearsals
Roles on Set by Department
More on Actors
Other Tips

The Single Most Common Mistake, and the one most important not to make )

Preproduction, Casting and Rehearsals )

Roles on Set by Department )

More on Actors: )

Read more... )

Lingo )

So I hope that wasn't too daunting and that you can use this reference guide however you want. You don't have to keep super close to it, or you could ignore it all together, it's up to you but I hope some of you found it useful! If there's something I didn't cover that you still have questions about, or a question that's specific to a fic you're writing please feel free to ask.
michals: (bowie at the camera)
Okay so at least 3 of you want my film/TV set reference guide and I actually, er, just wrote up the vast majority of it. Hehe. Anyway, what I have now is a list of important crew members and the hierarchy on set, some lingo and terms, a whole section on working with actors and some other random tips. I'm worried I may have strayed away from the fandom spin on this so if there's anything you want to ask please tell me and I'll include it in the guide!!!
michals: (bowie at the camera)
So, having been a film student longer than is probably healthy, I have this horrible tendency to overreact when I come across fanfic that makes mistakes when it comes to on-set etiquette and I got to thinking today:

Would anyone be interested if I wrote up a little do's-and-don'ts of film and TV sets to use as a reference?

I mean, I'm by no means an expert, but there are little things that most people aren't familiar with that I do know and could offer up my knowledge and experience if anyone would be interested.
michals: (T-Rexs rule)
I'm bored. Let's have a fandom party. Who's around? Who wants to squee about something? I don't even care about what. Pick a fandom, let's be fangirly. Hell, let's pretend it's 2003 and bust out the AIM.
michals: (rock meet hard place)
Hey guys, just backdated two Inception Cobb/Arthur fics if anyone's interested, though you might've read them on the kinkmeme first.

Shopping & 5 Different Ways Arthur Met Dom
michals: (rock meet hard place)
Fandom: Inception
Pairing: Dom/Arthur
Rating: PG
Disclaimer: Don’t own.
Notes: For this prompt at the kink meme:
Arthur and Dom are in an established relationship and have to take the kids grocery shopping. Phillipa loves talking to and charming everyone in the store despite what her daddies tell her about not talking to strangers and James wants to know what everything is. Bonus points for Arthur and/or Dom being hit on by horny housewives.

Also, wrote this forever ago, when the prompt first went up, then got really busy and forgot about it and just went to hunt it down now. I want to say THANK YOU to everyone who commented over at the meme!

Fic ficcer ficcididdly do )
michals: (rock meet hard place)
5 Different Ways Arthur Met Dom
Fandom: Inception
Pairing: Dom/Arthur (implied Dom/Mal)
Rating: PG to NC-17
Disclaimer: Don’t own.
Notes: For this prompt at the kink meme:
5 possible scenarios of how they first met.

Also, wrote this forever ago, when the prompt first went up, then got really busy and forgot about it and just went to hunt it down now. I want to say THANK YOU to everyone who commented over at the meme!

michals: (vanilla coke how I love thee)
Hmm, it's weird that almost all the songs on my Inception fanmix can also apply to my Sherlock fanmix. And, for some reason I can't bring myself to put anything acoustic on the Sherlock mix. Like, Sherlock's going to get mad and shoot me if I put Josh Ritter on it. It's all Kasabian and Muse for him.

I'm feeling spammy tonight. Also, ignore the mentions of potential fanmixes, for now anyway.

Sometimes I wish I could be as candid and brash as I want to be. Whenever someone on my music and tv comms requests something stupid, like Katy Pery or Bieber, I want to comment with "No. Stop listening to bad music, you're what's destroying culture, here's some good music." Then I'd link to like, Springsteen or Cockburn or something.
michals: (autumn)
You know what I love?


I'm just going to sit here until someone guesses it.

No, seriously though, I love winter fics. This time of year always brings a lot of winter and Christmas fics and I love it. TV too, does wintery episodes and even HIMYM's episode Single Stamina makes me feel all warm and cozy inside because it's set in the winter. If I manage to survive the next...two weeks I'll have to write some winter fic.

I really shouldn't be promising fic. Or icons. Or anything. You guys I'm a horrible LJer. But I waaaant to, it's just school is evil. I'm debating this whole "filmmaker" thing lately, I think I'm just going to graduate (need that degree) go home and never leave the internet. Ever. Who needs money? I have LJ.
michals: (best place for it really)
Question, Sherlock fans: what comms should I join? Seriously there's about a hundred and they're all the same - fic mostly - and I don't want to join a bunch and clog up my flist.
michals: (Default)
This last week I've been focused on basically two things: my friend, and when I'm trying really hard not to think about my friend: Sherlock.

SO that meant basically cannon-balling into the fandom and reading more fic than my tiny brain should probably be exposed to in such a short amount of time.

Also rewatching certain scenes from the episodes and showing Vinny and getting her suitably addicted as well this weekend (all it took was Cumberbatch's voice. Ha, she's so easy).

And watching fanvids.

And stalking the fyeahsherlockandjohn tumblr.

So, ehem, yeah, I can safely say I'm obsessed.

Though seriously, what's not to love? )

Sherlock discussions of win GO!
michals: (Ros & Guil)
Once again I initiate myself in a new fandom with fic...which happens to be porny. You guys I'm becoming a smut peddler. I'm actually almost embarassed. Almost because it's not like, super graphic, it's only a little...I'm going to stop talking now.

Fandom: Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead
Pairing: Rosencrantz/Guildenstern
Rating: R
Disclaimer: Don't own.

Fic! )


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