rheasilvia: (Rainbow hearts)
Before I start posting fanfic and talking about Guardian, I’d like to give you all some idea of what this fandom is about. So!

Guardian is a Chinese fantasy/scifi series about a cop who heads a specialized team for supernatural* crime. Zhao Yunlan – the cop – is supported in his endeavors by Shen Wei, a mild-mannered professor who acts as a consultant, and who frequently jumps in to save Zhao Yunlan and/or the day. He does this surprisingly effectively, because Shen Wei is secretly an immensely powerful being known as the Black-Cloaked Envoy, one of the rulers of the supernatural* realm. Shen Wei has also been in love with Zhao Yunlan for thousands of years, for complex and spoilery reasons that don’t need exploring at this juncture.



* I use „supernatural“ as shorthand for „technically scientifically explainable scifi-genre-like goings-ons that are for all intents and purposes supernatural“. More on this in a bit!

The entire series is available on YouTube, with subtitles, and is a delight. I encourage you to check it out if you have any interest in gay romance, or fantasy/scifi with an unusual slant.

More - including pictures - behind the cut!  )

If you do give this series a try, I’d love to know what you think! :-)

Pillowfort

Dec. 17th, 2018 09:06 pm
rheasilvia: (Cat in red moon)
I am now on Pillowfort - although I have yet to post a single thing, or even explore the platform properly. If you have an account there, too, please let me know!
rheasilvia: (Cat in red moon)
I never got the hang of Tumblr, and have sadly lost touch with much of fandom because of it - much to my regret. This is my chance! Whether fandom returns to DW or migrates to yet another platform, my plan is to jump back in with both feet. I would love to find new friends and reconnect with old ones.

These last few years, I've been in a kind of fannish hibernation. I never stopped reading fanfic, but haven't been writing myself. Until very recently, I didn't feel intensely fannish about any fandom, and felt rather out of step with fandom in general. And I missed it, guys! The fannish exchange, the discussion, the shared squee, the canon analysis, the writing - the excitement and joy of sharing fannish love and energy with others.

And then, very recently, Guardian happened. And OMG, I have a new fandom! I will definitely post more about this lovely fantasy/scifi series where the millennia-spanning m/m romance is canon and everything is awesome. (More about The Awesome later. this is not that post. *g*) Thanks again, [personal profile] extempore and you other enablers - you know who you are. :-)

So I am now writing fanfic again, and fans are returning to a platform where I might be able to successfully interact with them, and - yay, I missed this so much!

Anyway! Expect Guardian posts here soon - and a brief intro post about my other fandoms, because I hope to make new friends. :-)
rheasilvia: (Pen an ink)
Dear Yulewriter,

thank you so much for writing a story for me! I’ll try to give you an impression of both what I like to read in general, and what I like about the fandoms I’ve requested, but please don’t worry if you have a different story idea or are drawn to different aspects of canon. Any story you write in one of these fandoms will make me happy.

General Likes )

General Dislikes )

Guardian (TV) )

Almost Human )

Winnetou )

I hope this is helpful! And if in doubt, please remember that these are all only suggestions. If you are inspired to go in a different direction, write the story you want to write!
rheasilvia: (Hieroglyphs)
Yuletide is tempting me! It does this every year, and so far I have womanfully resisted. But maybe this year...?

So far I only have one fandom I'd like to write in, though. (And yes, [personal profile] extempore, it's Guardian. *g* Which... more about that later!) I'll have to ponder at more length...

Are you guys participating this year - or are you still resisting temptation? What fandoms are you looking at?
rheasilvia: (Festive lanterns)
The TER/MA archive is moving to the AO3! My first stories from when I was a bright-eyed newbie slasher are on there. To think that I now officially qualify as a Fannish Dinosaur... time does fly.

I read the other day that Callum Keith Rennie was offered the part of Alex Krycek, but turned it down. Imagine if he had taken the part... I can't help but think that version of Krycek would have had an entirely different dynamic with Mulder from the start, ultimately leading to an entirely different relationship - though I have no doubt that it would have been every bit as slashy. ;-)

In other news, yes, I still exist! I have merely gone into fannish hibernation, if hibernation means a state where I still read DW and LJ as well as all the slash fanfic I can get my hands on. Haven't been grabbed by any new fandoms, though. What about you guys?
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I am insanely bothered by a throw-away line in The Originals in which "Teutoburg" is explained as a reference to a "battle in which the bad guys surprised the good guys".

Really, self? Being bothered by anything at all on that show is an exercise in - I don't even know what.

But also, really, show? Invading imperialistic armies are the good guys...?

And also, "really, show" just on general principles, for everything else that you're doing.
rheasilvia: (Default)
Heard on the radio: the alternative oscars. Aaaand the winners are...

Best president impersonator: Donald Trump!

Best costume: Ivanka Trump!

Best special effects: Vladimir Putin for the results of the US presidential election 2016!
rheasilvia: (Default)
So, I am finally watching The Flash - only about 3 years after everyone else. :-) It took me this long because I watched the first ep when the series started, and, well. Did not think it was promising. But since everyone else seems to be enjoying the series so much, I figured it must get better, and have given it another try! I started with ep2 this time, and things have been going much better.

I'm only up to S01E05, so the series hasn't really found its feet yet, but its doing well enough. Standard superhero series plots, but entertaining, with likeable characters. I like Barry and many of the secondary characters, and am happy to see what the series holds in store. It hasn't really grabbed me, but it isn't rubbing me the wrong way either, and I can see it getting there in time.

But there is one thing that I really, really dislike and that fills me with apprehension: The Iris Situation. Warning for extreme grumpiness that may harsh squee under the cut...

My grumpy thoughts on The Iris Situation - do not read if squee might be harshed. )

Feel free to spoil me for the Iris Situation, which I feel it can only be a good thing to be prepared for. Not for anything else though, please!
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I don't know what it is about this spam email, but I find it strangely endearing in its awkwardness:

A naked brunette will come to you on Christmas

Sexy lady for a real man!

I am well-shaped, elegant, emotional and hot!


Well said, naked brunette. I am seriously tempted to nominate this well-shaped sexy lady for Yuletide 2017. ;-)
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Wanted to post a treat to Yuletide this year and was actually all excited, but failed to meet the posting deadline due to xmas and work and RL. Argh?

Why did I think posting treats went on for longer? I don't know. Double argh.

ETA: Fortunately, I am still (just) in time to post to the Madness collection. Phew! Not all is lost. :-) I never actually knew what the Madness collection was before now, so this has been a learning experience all around. ;-)

Drumpf

Nov. 10th, 2016 05:39 pm
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I am so sorry and scared for everyone in the US right now - my thoughts are with you. I am also sorry and scared for the rest of the world, because this has the potential to blow up in the whole world's faces.

This entire year has been like a disastrous study in humanity's willful blindness to facts and political reality. Not to mention humanity.

This might be a good time for aliens to invade and take over. They can hardly do a worse job than we are.

Versailles

Oct. 31st, 2016 02:00 pm
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OMG, Athelstan is Louis XIV! I totally did not recognize him - not even a little bit!

Surprisingly, some men are born to wear long flowing locks, golden brocade and lace.

I am currently watching Versailles, and enjoying it more than I thought I would. Once the politics kick in, it's really quite enjoyable. And I await the epic crossover AU fanfic pitting L14 against Henry Tudor (if H8 does not lose spectacularly - and have incredible and bloody tantrums over it - I will cry historical inaccuracy!!).
rheasilvia: (Sh confusion has made his masterpiece)
Translation suggestion for "Roll gently between palms before use":

Rollen Sie sanft zwischen Palmen vor dem Gebrauch. (= Roll around gently between palm trees before use.)

You know what, that sounds like a lovely and fun idea. I want to go roll around gently right now!

Luke Cage

Oct. 16th, 2016 01:02 pm
rheasilvia: (Default)
I've been slowly watching (and really enjoying) Luke Cage; I just finished ep8, and find it an excellent show with great characters. It hasn't quite grabbed me the way Jessica Jones did, though, which I attribute to the different atmospheres of the shows. JJ involved intensely personal psychological horror and trauma and built up a very close, claustrophobic atmosphere. Luke Cage is set on a larger, more political stage and thus can't - and isn't intended to - achieve the kind of intense, riveting suspense that JJ did.

Here are two not really spoilery and one very ep-7-spoilery moments! )

So, are you watching this show? What do you think?

D&D

Sep. 6th, 2016 01:16 pm
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Turns out I am a True Neutral Gnome Wizard.

Sounds about right, except for the gnome part. I hadn't noticed I was particularly short, but I guess everything is relative. ;-)

How about you - what kind of D&D character would you be?
rheasilvia: (Default)
Am finally slowly approaching the final eps of Daredevil's second season, and my overwhelming feeling about it is...

spoiler cut for people even slower than me to watch the show )

I have eps 12 and 13 left to watch, and am actually not sure whether I particularly mind spoilers at this point. Maybe just avoid any really major ones if you comment? Thanks!
rheasilvia: (Gasp!)
Check out this Hannibal-themed Tarot deck on Kickstarter...

I never got into the show myself, but I know many of you did, and the art does look awesome. So hey, might be of interest! If it were for one of my fandoms, I'd totally back it. :-)
rheasilvia: (Pen an ink)
Meme seen at [personal profile] poisontaster's: Put your music player on shuffle, and write down the first line of the first twenty songs. Post the poem that results. The first line of the twenty-first song is the title.

I shortened some lines for effect, added the proper spacing, and feel the result is very profound, if perhaps slightly pretentious.

And now it's time for new horizons

When the lights go out
I wear my sunglasses

Dreams are like water

What is love?
Look around the world
Never mind the face you put on in front of me
Take my hand and lead the way
In the empire of the senses
Every second is a lifetime

It's time the tale were told
Cause it's a bittersweet symphony

Oscail mo shúile
Did you stand in front of me
Takmış koluna elin adamını
When I woke up today
Begirlich in dem Hertzen min

You shout it out
I have the time
It's alright, baby

You were shaken

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