kristin: (music: kanye is the king)
Yes, this is my second post in a row that is big bang art. At least you get to enjoy the pretty (hopefully)?

This is the unique art attempted by [livejournal.com profile] attempt_unique for Unique.

*ahem*

I might have picked this fic for the coordinating title, but I am so glad I did. The Dexter voice is amazingly great, the fic is wonderful, and [livejournal.com profile] claudiapriscus was a joy to work with.

Fic: Unique Link to fic now up!
Author: [livejournal.com profile] claudiapriscus
Fandoms: Supernatural, Dexter
Pairing(s): Gen
Summary:
It's a prize Dexter can hardly resist: a notorious mass murder who has eluded the law time and time again - to say nothing of convincingly faking his death several times. Dexter intends to fix that. It'll stick this time: he'll see to it.

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fic art )
the mix )
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: kanye is the king)
Here is the accompanying mix I mad for [livejournal.com profile] werewolfbigbang. I have listened to these songs far too often over the past couple weeks and hope you enjoy it as much I do.

tracklisting and mix covers under the cut )
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... )

oh kanye

Sep. 14th, 2009 07:38 am
kristin: (music: kanye)
sometimes kanye makes it hard to be a fan. i am so torn between loling at him (i mean, he pulls this shit again?) and face palming.

at least this time his rant was in favor of someone else (who deserved to win)? i think taylor swift is adorable. i actually legit bought her album. (mostly for my little sisters, but i kept some of the tracks myself.) but that video was ridiculously generic and in no way better than beyonce's single ladies, which, love it or hate it, was innovative, had a clear artistic vision and made an impact on pop culture.

but i can't actually say that without a qualifier now, because it makes me look like too much of a kanye apologist. as someone commented on an idolator post, Kanye’s very rarely wrong on the merits. It’s the arrogance and exuberance that eclipses his points that is so troubling for many. sometimes his actions diminish the power of his statement.

as for the rumors that he was high/drunk, or that it was a stunt? i will totes buy that he was drunk (just check out the wire photos of before the show, he was toting around a bottle of hennesy.) but i don't think this was a setup to stir up controversy, mostly due to his blogging and the fact that it was the first televised award of the show, and he was still up for awards.

also, on a more shallow note, i love beyonce and her hotass husband. their performances were definitely the strongest of the night for me. (though i appreciated pinks acrobatics and lady gaga's theatricality.)

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.
kristin: (chuck half smile)
I have been on an icon making binge lately, with no real rhyme or reason to the subject matter. I don't have the space to use all of them, so I am offering them up. I would appreciate it if you would comment if you take any, and give me credit. The textless icons are not meant to be bases.

Fandoms include Pushing Daisies, The Wire, Doctor Who, The Sarah Jane Adventures, Psych and Veronica Mars. There are also high fashion and misc. celebrity icons.

Preview:

. . .

many more under the cut )

p.s. flist - let me know if any of my coding is off. this is my first mass icon post and i don't want to mess anything up. also, let me know of any communities i could crosspost this to.
kristin: (Default)
Today is More Joy Day. I haven't had a lot of joy to spread over the past year, but what I've had has come from music. Therefore, I've made a mix for you all. There are 18 happy songs that will hopefully bring you joy this day.






18 happy songs to bring you joy )

The complete mix is uploaded to Mediafire here. There will be a sendspace link soon, but it hasn't finished uploading yet. Let me know if anything isn't working for you.

eta: sendspace download here

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