kristin: (the wire: carver's path)
ALL HAIL THE YULETIDE WRITER

First off, thank you so much for writing for me. I am sure I will love whatever you create. Optional details are optional, so feel free to ignore all of this blather as I would rather have you enjoy writing a fic than worrying about trying to please me. (Also, yes, bits of this were c/p'ed from last year's letter, of which some was copied from the year before that, and even some stuff from the year before that or the year before that.)

Here is some non-fandom specific stuff that might help you:

  • I tend to throw out a lot of prompts in my requests. Not only are they all optional, but there is no need to try to cram all of the prompts into one, and there are none I would like to see more than the others.

  • I am OK with character death and in-fic violence and I love apocafic. If you run out of other ideas, kill (almost) everybody in the world off and I will love it. The darker and creepier the better.

  • I prefer gen to het/slash/femslash and would not like to receive porn for Yuletide.

  • I like: plot, ensembles, banter, found families, fully realized characters and settings, adventures, interesting narrative voices and people who bring the funny.

  • I dislike: character bashing, infidelity, kidfic, ignoring the women and characters of color, introspective character pieces, incest, schmoop and pwp.

  • IRC I can often be found in the #yuletide chatroom. I use the nickname kristin (or sometimes hippo-kristin), so you can avoid or stalk as you please.



Lupe Fiasco is the Cool )

The League )

The Unusuals )

The Wire )
kristin: (music: lupe is the cool)
People, why is my life so very boring? Please don't answer that, for I fear it would result in a vicious cycle of tediousness.

Instead, let's talk fannish happenings. And since I do so very much love lists, I am employing the trusty bullets.
  • The season of big bangs has commenced! Feel free to make dirty jokes about banging and big things as you please. This weekend I finished art for two claims, one for the first round of [livejournal.com profile] thesocialbbang and the other for [livejournal.com profile] sncross_bigbang. (Yes, I officially failed at writing for the latter, so claimed an awesome fic to make art for instead.)

    I also have two more fics in my possession in need of art (for [livejournal.com profile] spn_j2_bigbang) for which I have plans and ideas. So many ideas! (And also, awesomely, lots and lots of time until they will be posted.)

  • Relatedly, lend me your ears! Or rather, lend me the thing you listen to with your ears, aka music! While putting together mixes I realized my music collection is in need of a good turnover. What are you listening to these days, oh wonderful circle of friends?

    I (obviously) have been listening to Lupe's new album. (You should have seen my face when Lasers leaked. It was like :DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD. Only happier. And not actually an emoticon.) Sadly, it did not quite live up to my expectations, though truthfully that would have been very hard. But I still recommend it, as well as all of his past catalog.

  • This week marks the ending of most of the shows I follow. I am considering doing a roundup of this TV season and why I started/stopped/continued watching certain shows. However, I think I would need to break out my Teal Deer Crossing sign if I did that.

    I have been following the ongoing Upfronts, because, yes, I am that kind of a TV geek. I am super excited for Awake and Alcatraz, and kinda meh about all the other announced new shows so far. I have very mixed feelings about the fact that NBC declined to pick up Wonder Woman. Gimme fantastic female superheros, please and thank you. On the other hand, well, script, costume and David E. Kelly involvement all pointed to awful television territory.

  • Lastly. Here is my in-depth critique of this week's Doctor Who.

    no real spoilers )
kristin: (music: lupe is the cool)
I really enjoy making fanmixes, putting together songs to work with the fic as well as with each other. I really try to make each song serve a purpose, either musically or lyrically. This is an explanation of the songs I chose for [livejournal.com profile] phate_phoenix's fic Polar Night. Contains some spoilers for the fic. The rest of the art is here.

Read more... )

music meme

Feb. 5th, 2009 05:33 pm
kristin: (lupe is the cool)
Music memes are my favorite memes, for you get new music from others, and get to share songs you enjoy with others. win win.

1. Reply to this post and I'll assign you a letter.
2. List and upload 5 songs that start with that letter.
3. Post them to your journal with these instructions.

(i am uploading 10, because i know my tastes don't always match up with my flists. this way, i hope people will find at least one they enjoy.)

i was assigned the letter 'g' by [livejournal.com profile] moontyger

1. "Galvanize the Empire"- is a mash-up by Party Ben that is a must for any Star Wars fans. alternatively, "Graceland"- Paul Simon

2. "Glory"- from 'Pippin,' for the broadway fans. If that isn't you style, try Kanye's "The Glory"

3. "Gliding", from 'Ragtime' is such a pretty song, (for the uninitiated, even though the musical is called 'Ragtime,' not all the songs are in that style.) Or you can rap along with the Beastie Boys for "Girls." Don't front, you know you know all the words.

4. "Go Go Gadget Go", from the gentleman in my icon, one Lupe Fiasco, is fun and fast and proves he can incorporate just about anything into his lyrics, including DailyKos. Still sticking with Chicago muscians, empires' "Gift of Asylum" is great, even if it wasn't on their album.

5. "God Give Me Strength" from Audra McDonald. She could sing the phonebook and I would listen happily. (Please don't judge her on her television work. she is so much better than the shows she is/has been on.) Or you could shamelessly dance along to Cobra Starship's "Guilty Pleasure."
kristin: (ot3)
I think iconing (iconning? can i get a ruling on that spelling?) is an addiction (even if it isn't a word). I just keep making more, even when I could be reading/watching T.V./writing. I'll see a pretty picture, or hear a song and go 'I should make an icon of him/her.' And because my tastes are varied and I've never been monofannish, the icons I make are completely random, making it harder for me to justify posting them.

to icon journal or not to icon journal )

Icons are up for grabs, but credit me. A comment letting me know which, if any, you are taking would be awesome. Textless does not equal base.

preview:
. . .

01 - 09: Estelle
10 - 17: Lily Allen
18 - 26: Pushing Daisies
27 - 42: Classic Doctor Who (2 era)
43 - 58: Lakshmi Menon (model)
59 - 66: Lupe Fiasco
67 - 69: Travis McCoy (Gym Class Heroes)

69 icons under the cut )

eh, I probably won't make an icon journal. Flist, i apologize for the many icon posts.

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