kristin: (attacktheblock:mosesmask)
Thank you in advance for your awesomeness, author! I hope you find this letter helpful, but feel free to ignore any and all of it. Optional details are optional, and I would rather read a fic my author was invested in than one catering to my whims.

(Also, yes, large chunks of this were c/p'ed from previous year’s letters. What can I say, my tastes haven’t changed that much.)

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

  • Find me: [archiveofourown.org profile] Kristin (Ao3) | [livejournal.com profile] attempt_unique (LJ) | [personal profile] kristin (DW) | kristin (#yuletide)

  • I tend to throw out a lot of prompts in my requests. There are none I would like to see more than the others and no need to try and combine all of the prompts into a frankenfic.

  • I am OK with character death/in-fic violence/gore/swearing/unhappy endings etc. 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

  • I prefer not to read: character bashing, infidelity, pregnancy/kidfic, incest, schmoop, 2nd person and PWPs.

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


The Wire )


Wayne’s World )


Attack the Block (2011) )
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: (Default)
Yuletide has come and almost gone, and I haven't posted about my marvelous gifts. Clearly that is a fact that needs to be fixed. This year, as in the past, I am overwhelmed by the awesome fics Yuletide has produced. I haven't had as much of a chance to write or read this year (damn awesome new job and the beginnings of a social life! clearly I need to forgo you during Yuletide) but I did get a chance to read the trio of wonderful fics all for me!

Just a Passageway (3074 words) by Anonymous
Fandom: The Wire
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warning: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Ellis Carver, Reginald "Bubbles" Cousins, Preston 'Bodie' Broadus, Original Female Character
Summary:

Sergeant Carver needs to get out from behind his desk once in a while, so he pays a call on a resident of the Western, and learns a few things.
Set early in Season 4



OMG, circle. This fic is amazingness incarnate, The author took the time to include my favorite characters (Carver! Bodie! Bubbles!) as well as an amazing OFC to tell a perfectly Wire tale. So much love for this fic. Seriously, why are you still reading this entry and not the fic?

A Pharaoh From The West (100 words) by Anonymous
Fandom: Hip Hop RPF
Rating: General Audiences
Warning: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Kanye West, Jay Pharaoh
Summary:

Have you ever had sex with a pharaoh?



You must go read this fic. It is a little piece of perfection in drabble form. I obviously have no idea who could write such awesomeness *cough* but if I did, I would twirl them because this, this is greatness.

Consequences (Brap Brap Brap) (543 words) by Anonymous
Fandom: Attack the Block (2011)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warning: Author Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Characters: Moses
Summary:

Moses was a legend on the block



I am seriously the luckiest. Just read that summary and tell me that I am not. See, you can't. &Moses; &thisfic; &thisauthor; <33333333333333

Also, a non-Yuletide rec that is a long time coming because I suck.

Every year I try to do some art for the Fall Fandom Free-for-All. This year I did a few wallpapers, and in return I got something so amazing it blows my mind. [livejournal.com profile] bardofcogs did a freaking amazing podfic of my fic Down in the Valley. And she did it awesomely. I've been traveling quite a bit lately and have listened to this a ton and I love it more with every listen. And that has nothing to do with my sub-par writing and everything to do with her awesome reading. Love Love Love.

Lastly, if you guess any of the five fics I wrote for Yuletide, you can claim either a drabble or 3 icons. Now for some hints.

  • All the fics were over 1k words, and not in the Madness collection. None are crossovers, and all of them are under 5k.

  • My assignment fic was written for a canon I have never written before, but I adore for being hilarious.

  • Unless you already knew, you will not guess my first pinch hit. But the title of the fic comes from a hymn.

  • I wrote one treat, which is so obvious I might as well have put my name on it. It features both a fandom and characters I have written before.

  • My second pinch hit is another fandom I have never mentioned before. It is also the weirdest thing I have ever written. (Yes, even more so than the Leverage/Othello crossover.)

  • My third, and final, pinch hit was titled from a lyric from one of my favorite hip hop artists.

kristin: (doctor who: craig/dalek otp)
Hello there gorgeous,

(For being my Yuletide author you are surely kind and wonderful and talented and, yes, gorgeous.)

First off, thank you so much for writing for me. I am sure I will love whatever you create, whether you read this letter or not. Optional details are optional, so feel free to ignore all of this blather if you prefer writing with fewer details. However, if you like long-winded prompts, details about my request and the availability of the fandoms, this is the letter for you.

But first, here is some non-fandom specific stuff that might help you. (Also, yes, bits of this were c/p'ed from last year's letter, of which some was copied from the year before that.)
  • If you include porn in your fic, I will scroll past it.

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

  • Racial diversity = awesome. Isms, not so much. However, I do prefer realism over sugar-coated, so if you want your fic to deal realistically with -isms I would not object.

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

  • I dislike: character bashing, romance-centric fic, infidelity, high school AUs, kidfic, ignoring the women and characters of color, introspective character pieces, incest, schmoop and pwp.

  • How to stalk me: It is a Yuletide tradition to stalk your recipient. To that end: my delicious & my fic. I can also often be found in the #yuletide chatroom. I use the nickname kristin, so you can avoid or stalk as you please.

And now for the fandom specific stuff:

attack the block )

hip hop rpf )

newsradio )

the wire )

Congrats for getting through that beast of a letter, and may your yuletide be filled with awesome things that do not include stressing about pleasing me. (For I am easy, fic-wise.)
kristin: (doctorwho: the boy who waited)
I happened to stop on my profile the other day and I realized I missed my 5th year anniversary on LJ. I suppose I should do some meme or other in celebration, but realistically I don't have time to make icons and I haven't been able to write anything for months. So let's not and say I did.

I realize I have been a bit absent, partly due to the time thing and the inability to write thing, but mostly because I have been feeling a bit disconnected from fandom. (Though I am, as always, overwhelmed and appreciative that people like my fanart. Really, people comment, and not just to tell me how awful it is! I am always amazed when that happens.)

But there have been a few vids that have made me happy lately that I thought I should share:

Vids:
Five Years Time by [livejournal.com profile] gigglemonster (Parks and Rec)
This vid is love. Sorry for the old meme, but that is my legit reaction to this. I love the song choice and the effervescence that fills it. I dare you to watch it and not smile.

When the Ship Comes In by [personal profile] chaila (The Wire)
I did not expect the song choice but it works so freaking well to demonstrate the wonderfully tragic relationship of Stringer and Avon. My initial thought was to just tell all of you to watch it and write me lots of fic, but due to spoilers: Go watch The Wire, then watch this vid, then write me lots of fic. And seriously, it will be worth your time to complete all those steps.

Welcome Home by [livejournal.com profile] barkley (Friday Night Lights)
I miss this show already. This vid doesn't mitigate that (which would be more than a bit impossibly) but it does distill how great the show was.

It's the End of the World as We Know It by [personal profile] danegen (Community)
Even a wildly overused song, when applied correctly, can result in an awesome vid. Such is the case here.

You Told the Drunks I Knew Karate by [personal profile] settiai (Doctor Who [New])
PONDS! Ponds being precious and heroic and so perfect for each other.


And in case you were wondering, that vid rec also stands as my reaction to the latest ep.
kristin: (music: runaway - unconventional couple)
Here are the (very belated) results of the meme from my last entry where I asked people to posit scenarios with an unknown group of characters. I can now reveal the list:

1. Stringer Bell (the Wire)
2. Veronica Mars
3. Castiel (SPN)
4. Zoe (Firefly)
5. The Old Spice Man
6. Peggy (Mad Men)
7. Olive (Pushing Daisies)
8. Mark Zuckerburg (The Social Network)
9. Emerson (Pushing Daisies)
10. Troy (Community)
11. Katniss (Hunger Games)
12. Gus (Psych)
13. Brad Colbert (Generation Kill)
14. Leslie Knope (Parks and Recreation)
15. Omar Little (The Wire)

and the answers )

I also did the Ao3 hitcount meme:

1. Meta Yuletide Fic - OSM (5126 hits)
2. Honey Pie - Telephone/Psuhing Daisies (761 hits)
3. Bordellos, Brothels and Berries, Oh My! - Pushing Daisies (447 hits)
4. It's Just the Way the Game is Played - The Wire (444 hits)
5. Just Moments - Mad Men (438 hits)
6. Those That Be Not What They Seem - Leverage/Othello (394 hits)
7. All My Wires Without Traces - Submachine (388 hits)
8. Today's Just a Day Like the Day that He Started - The Wire (280 hits)
9. Fine Dining in Baltimore - The Wire (247 hits)
10. The Rules of Roles - Entourage (235 hits)

and now a bit of discussion about the results (including graphs!) )
kristin: (community: butt stuff)
I finally finally organized all of my gdocs into something resembling order. I am celebrating my new wip label by doing that WIP meme that has been floating around:

Comment with the name of one of these and I will post a sentence from one of my WIPs. Caveat, some of these are chatfics I saved in order to clean up.
oldest to newest )
There are also three fics in progress for Purim Gifts, but those are still secret.

Also:

kristin: (the wire: the fuck did i do)
I am beginning to fret about finishing [community profile] purimgifts. So the obvious step was to procrastinate and make icons. At least they were for a challenge and not just for fun?

Fandom: The Wire
Character: Stringer Bell
Challenge: [livejournal.com profile] character20n20
Teaser:
. .


icons under the cut )
kristin: (music: janelle smiling)
I suppose I should explain my absence from DW/LJ, seeing as I haven't posted in a month and a half. But really, it can all be explained away by the fact that while my real life isn't yet super busy, I am trying very hard to make it so.

Among things I have done in the meantime:

  • Earned money for my art and design skills. (Hopefully this won't be anything of note by this time next year, but for now I am letting myself be happy I have found a way to earn my keep doing something I love.)

  • Gone to an Erotic Reading Room at a bar. I found myself wondering what percentage of the people there were from fandom.

  • Signed up for writing in a big bang. I only have about 2k words written so far, but I think I can do this. I do not, however, think anyone else will want to read it. (For I am actually writing the Supernatural/The Wire crossover I started. The problem is the balance. All 2k words so far are from Michael's (The Wire) POV and the Winchesters have yet to make an appearance.)

  • Written three Supernatural drabbles. This was done entirely to qualify for Remix. I loved pinch hitting last year, but wanted to be able to play for real. The only fandom I qualified for was The Wire, which obviously didn't make their list. Therefore the drabbles. I was amused to find I had the same thought processes last year, which is why I only needed three new drabbles to get me to the minimum.

  • All my fic is up on AO3 now. Looking at it all assembled there makes me realize just how little I have written. There are a couple comment fics I need to clean up a bit and add, but as it stands now, I have only written 32 fics in all my years of fandom, 6 of which are drabbles. (Unsurprisingly, most of my writing has come out of Yuletide. 18 out of 32, in fact.)


Anyway, here are my rough drabbles that I wrote tonight. (And by drabble I do mean 100 words exactly a piece.)

Sleepwalking (100 words) by faviconkristin
Fandom: Supernatural
Rating: General Audiences
Warning: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Castiel
Summary:

He had not found his father, yet. He had, however, found something.


Once (100 words) by faviconkristin
Fandom: Supernatural
Rating: General Audiences
Warning: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Uriel (Supernatural)
Summary:

Once upon a time. That was how stories started now, he knew. Once upon a time, humanity was forced from the garden.


Or Something Like It (100 words) by faviconkristin
Fandom: Supernatural
Rating: General Audiences
Warning: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Victor Henriksen
Summary:

Couldn’t cause a scene now, not when he was a ghost.



(I really like the share feature of AO3, by the way.)
kristin: (the wire: the fuck did i do)
number of fics: 8
number of fandoms: 7
total wordcount: 22.5k words
number of pictures created (for myself and others): 4


I wrote, well, quite a few Yuletide fics. I’m going to go in more detail on the individual fics below, but it was interesting experience.

Assignment: Phalangeridae Didelphimorphia (or an Opossum’s Adventure) (Fantastic Mr. Fox)

My assignment was for a Fantastic Mr. Fox fic for Satchelfoot. They didn’t include any details, or put up a letter, which made things interesting. They did, luckily, use the Gen tag in addition to the characters (Kylie, Badger & Coach Skip) so I didn’t end up stressing about writing a threesome between an opossum, badger and … whatever the coach is. Instead I just wrote a gen adventure in which Kylie goes on a quest to find the wolves.

I spent a lot of time figuring out exactly what I was going to do with this one, rather than actually writing it. It was my first Yuletide assignment with no details, so I had to just guess what my recipient would like. I also had an issue in that when I offered this fandom I didn’t realize how much of love of this fic is about the visuals. I love the characters and the whimsical plot, but really; I see this fandom rather than hear it, and had a hard time getting the visuals across in my fic.

I also included two images with that fic (under the cut at the end of the post) illustrating two of Kylie’s dreams. I did this mostly to make up for my lackluster prose.


Pinch Hit Number One: Bordellos, Brothels and Berries, Oh My! (Pushing Daisies)

OK, so here is something you need to know about me. I am a pinch hit addict. I can’t help it. I see the emails come flooding into my inbox and I click reply as quickly as I can. The first pinch hit I picked up was very early in the process, which gave me time to write this a Pushing Daisies fic for [livejournal.com profile] hllangel.

This fic was notable for two reasons: A. It is very much NOT GEN. (My first non-gen fic!) B. I managed to make it exactly 6666 words. (Unintentional? Yes. Awesome? Also yes.)

I love Pushing Daisies and had fun mimicking the narrator voice. It is the fic I fretted over the most, because it was so very far out of my wheelhouse. I am not sure the emotional resolution happens, or if my fade-to-black was satisfying. Also, now I can’t say I’ve never written anything but gen.


Pinch Hit Number Two: Honey Pie (Pushing Daisies/Telephone music video)

So yes, I also wrote this year’s crazy crossover for [livejournal.com profile] ladyofjest, which is a Pushing Daisies mash-up with Lady Gaga’s Telephone video. My rationalization? They are both bright, colorful, over-the-top with occasional song and dance bits. (Also, when I snagged the pinch hit I realized I could do either and couldn’t decide.)

Now, I knew I wanted to write Emerson fic. Not only because Emerson is awesome, but because I had been failing to write much that fit the [community profile] dark_agenda challenge. I already had been working on my Pushing Daisies narrative voice for the previous pinch hit, so I knew I was going to use that. From there, this was actually pretty quick to write. I banged it out over the course of a couple days and am pretty satisfied with it. (I am, however, ticked that I misspelled a main character’s name through out. Honey B, no Honey Bee, self!)


Pinch Hit Number Four: Just Moments (Mad Men)

(Yes, I can count. I just want to discuss the third one a little later.)

This was a very very very last minute thing. I have said before I don’t feel the need to read or write Mad Men fic. And for the most part, that remains true. But a couple hours before the collection closed, elyn sent out last frantic pinch hits, including one for [personal profile] bowdlerized, who wanted “I'm interesting in seeing Don and Rachel Menken together again--either in a flashback or in the future, if you can find a way to wrangle it. If that doesn't appeal, I also love Don and Peggy's working relationship, and I love Joan, too. In general, I'm most interested in life at Sterling Cooper (Draper Pryce) and not at home..” And I thought, I can do that.

So I did. I wrote a 5 Times fic about Peggy and Don and the growth of their relationship. (OK, really, mostly just Peggy.) It is rather sparse, as my fics tend to be anyway, but due to time constraints it was especially abbreviated. But I think I did well enough under the circumstances. But this is one I would love to expand at some point, if only so you can tell who is saying what.


Treats 1&2: Waiting to Play, Practical Legends (The Wire)

I am sure you are all suitably shocked. *crickets*

OK, yes, I realize I am not subtle. There was no chance in hell I wasn’t going to write Wire treats for [personal profile] mjules and [livejournal.com profile] novembersmith. I suggested (forced) both of them to start watching the Wire as well as to request it. ILTHEM FOR THAT (as well as just in general.)

Jules wanted high school Bunk and Omar and so she got them! My darling huckleberry wanted Omar and Ziggy and so she go them! (See, you should watch the Wire, yes you, so you too can get what you want.)

Both of these were quick things. I actually started and finished both of these on the same day. There is not really much to say about them.


Treats 3: Fine Dining in Baltimore (The Wire)

You know who is awesome? Elyn is awesome. [livejournal.com profile] everywherestars is awesome. I couldn’t choose who to write for, so I wrote this fic for both of them. Again, this was a last minute thing written on the 20th at about 3am. (I wrote an awful lot that day.)

It is a 5 times Wire fic featuring four times meals were missed and one that wasn’t. I still haven’t decided if the last section is ridiculous or awesome. Again, I wish I had started writing this, say, oh, at the beginning. Because each section is so short. If I had time there would be more letters of the alphabet and more fully realized scenarios rather than the tiny snippets.

There is actually a lot I was trying to do with this stylistically, that because of the time management issues I was not able to work in. The alphabet thing (the POV characters are in alphabetical order), the no one actually eating etc. Originally, all the vignettes were meant to tell the story of Randy’s death. But I never actually managed to get that plotted well enough to include it.


Pictures!!! aka Something I don’t suck as much at!

Click to be taken to the full sized images
fantastic mr fox )

haven: for novembersmith )

love, actually: for mjules )


Pinch Hit Number Three: Meta Yuletide Fic (The Fic You Wish Your Fic Smelled Like)

So yeah. That happened?

Seriously, I am so overwhelmed by the response to this fic. I have never ever received so much fannish love at once. (I am predicting that most people will see who wrote it will go: Who? Or maybe: The crazy Wire lady?) I am not going to lie. When I came up with this idea I knew it would get hits. I just wasn’t sure people would actually like it rather than just wanting to see the train-wreck.

You know how people are always talking about who the most popular this is the quickest thing they wrote? Yeah. That was completely the case for this one. I sat down, typed it up and had it done within a couple hours (except for the footnotes which were a later addition).

But I am thrilled with the response (and I’ll admit, a little scared by it). So:

Hello, Yuletiders. I see you have descended on my journal of thoughts and icon thingies. Are you here to see me write things for you while whistling a tune that perfectly mimics the song of that rare bird you once saw a television special about? Or do you come to witness the perfection I render in pixels of the icon variety while baking cookies that melt in your mouth with bursts of the flavor of awesome?

Oh, it doesn’t matter. I am here (and, I suppose, you are too.). Let us go forth with the merry making and fresh water fish.
kristin: (sja: clyde light texture)
Dear lovely Yuletide author,

Most importantly: you are awesome.

Thank you so much for writing a fic for me! I am sure I will love whatever you create! I want a fic that the author was happy writing, so feel free to ignore this if you work best without extra info.

I've included my requests as well as some additional information about why these fandoms are awesome. But first here is some non-fandom specific stuff that might help you.
  • If you include porn in your fic I will probably scroll past it.

  • I am ok with character death and I love apocafic. If you run out of other ideas, kill (almost) everybody in the world off and I will love it.

  • I also love positive racial diversity lots. If you want some beta help in that regards, or just want to check out an awesome project, go to [community profile] dark_agenda. (Also, should go without saying, but please don't racefail.)

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

  • I dislike: character bashing, romance-centric fic, infidelity, kidfic, ignoring women and characters of color, introspective character pieces, incest, schmoop, gratuitous angst, h/c, pwp, and mpreg.

  • How to stalk me: It is a time honored Yuletide tradition to stalk your recipient. To that end: my delicious & my fic. I can often be found in the #yuletide chatroom. I use the nickname kristin, so you can avoid or stalk as you please.

The Wire )

Strange Days at Blake Holsey High )

Kanye West )

Runaway )

Wow! Ok, so this yule letter is long enough to qualify to be a Yuletide fic. Congrats for making it through, and again, thank you for writing for one of my small fandoms.
kristin: (Default)
So many deadlines this month! I am trying to get some out of the way, so here are my rather early icons for [livejournal.com profile] character20n20. This is my first time participating in this, so let's see how it goes. I chose to icon Carver, who is not so secretly (one of) my favorites.

Teaser:

. .

all 20 under the cut )

Comments are lovely, credit [livejournal.com profile] attempt_unique/[personal profile] kristin if you snag.

I am a fan.

Sep. 1st, 2010 05:38 pm
kristin: (the wire: the fuck did i do)
Over the past few months in my ever increasing boredom I have been watching copious amounts of television. At this point it is getting a little ridiculous. Have some little reactions/reviews! There are no real spoilers, just general descriptions.

the good wife )

mad men )

sherlock )

treme with a digression about the wire and what makes me fannish about things )

I've watched a few more things, keeping up with Psych (is it just me or is Gus even more awesome this season?) and Project Runway (my hatred for Gretchen is rivaling my love for Tim Gunn) and various other shows. Feel free to discuss any of these shows in the comments and share any fics you love for them.

On another note if you have seen the first season of The Wire, or have no plans to watch the Wire at all, watch the Pursuit of Happiness. This vid is D'Angelo. The clip choice is fucking incredible. Phi and I spent a ridiculous amount of time squeeing about it in chat because it is just that good.

Also, if you have an icon or art request, let me know. As I mentioned, I am bored.

ETA: I forgot to mention, but please do not crosspost comments on my entries to FB or Twitter. I will grant you the same courtesy.
kristin: (the wire: bodie)
While I was doing my 20in20 icons I realized that I had gotten woefully unused to working on icon size graphics. Somehow that led to me making just under a hundred icons to practice. Ooops?

Fandoms
01 - 15 Doctor Who (All second doctor except for one random Donna icon)
16 - 30 Pushing Daisies
31 - 48 Sherlock
49 - 56 Southland
57 - 88 The Wire (Includes a spoiler for the end of season 4)
88 - 99 Grab Bag (Includes Psych, Generation Kill, Christina Hendricks and random kissing icons)

Teaser
. .

icons under the cut )
kristin: (doctorwho: turlough is an artist)
I haven't posted icons in awhile. I can tall because some of these are from September of 2009. Oops.

Fandoms
Doctor Who (Spoilers through The Eleventh Hour): 50
The Sarah Jane Adventures: 34
Dollhouse: 28
The Wire: 27

Teaser
. . .


Doctor Who )

Sarah Jane Adventures )

Dollhouse )

The Wire )
kristin: (the wire: bodie)
this year i went a bit crazy for yuletide. i wrote 6 fics, four of which were over 1,000. what freaks me out is the wordcount, which is over 17,000.

the bulk of that is made up of my assigned fic All My Wires Without Traces, for [insanejournal.com profile] shusu. it is 10,007 words of fic about Submachine, a series of online escape games. This fic was weird for me, mostly because it was almost too easy. I kept making up complications for myself. (i was 100% certain that shu would leave a comment telling me she knew i was the author and ruining secrecy and therefore.) but that did not happen! i got the prompt in my inbox and immediately wrote a 1200 word! outline which i pretty much stuck to.

This is a fic i wrote for the ending. i like the second half a lot more than the first, as i wrote it chronologically and i kept adding new ideas in as i went along, which led to a full day edit/rewrite session to make sure things would actually make sense. i am proud of this fic. i like the job i did with the world building, and creating characters who worked within the universe. (in case anyone was wondering, the protagonist is based on kara (from the escape game Covert Front), kima (from 'The Wire'), and rihanna. this fic actually kind of gave me the idea that maybe someday i could write orginal stuff. (that day, however, is not today.)

As i mentioned, i was paranoid that shu would figure out i wrote her fic, especially as we had discussed the premise of my fic before. so, i decided i needed to write a cover up fic. originally i was going to write shu a second fic for 'mack the knife' but then hit on the idea of writing a fic based on 'the wire' and titling it from a kanye west song. (my passions, let me show them to you.) well, i didn't end up using a kanye lyric, but i did co-currently write a 'wire' fic.

It's Just the Way the Game is Played is the treat i wrote for [personal profile] elynross. it is probably the best piece of fanfiction i have ever written. (i know that sounds a bit conceited, but i know it is not the best fic in the world, but in terms of my writing... it is way ahead.) i was rewatching season 4 when i got to the second to last ep. Bodie is talking to McNulty and he uses a chess metaphor. i heard that and started planning out the fic. i didn't get everything into the fic i wanted (there is a scene of bodie teaching the corner kids chess that might someday actually get written.) and the whole last section came out of nowhere. but i think it works. i used themes, motifs and basically, this is probably the only fic i have ever written that i would read and love. this was my most popular fic of the year.

Those That Be Not What They Seem was a pinch hit for [personal profile] linaerys this was probably my most disappointing fic. i grabbed this pinch hit because the recipient left awesome prompts. unfortunately, i decided to merge the prompts into what i called in chat 'my crazy crossover.' because yes. this fic is an othello/leverage crossover that includes a rather odd attempt at iambic pentameter.

i also picked up a second pinch hit for [livejournal.com profile] anotherusedpage, for which i wrote Today's Just a Day Like the Day That He Started which is also for 'the wire.' i like this fic. i wrote it because lester was a character who i never really connected with during the series. this was my way of trying to figure out how he ticked.

then come the madness treats! both of these were written on the 24th.

Why Does the Hippo Dance? was a #yuletide - rpf fic for [livejournal.com profile] dehaunea. (yes, hi, i am crazy) i wrote it to sound like a children's book. i have been trying to illustrate it, but i fear that project is doomed due to my ineptitude. this is meta on several levels, not the least that i actually wrote this in the chat window.

last, but not least, there is The West Side Way, another fic for 'the wire' fandom. it was a treat for [livejournal.com profile] thedreamygirl for gen fic about herc and carver. i can't help it! i love that fucking show! anyway, this was written last minute, actually on my iphone in the car. even so, it was lots of fun to write, mostly because while bodie is awesome, carver is totally my actual favorite (shhhhh).
kristin: (Default)
109 Multifandom Icons:

01 - 44: Being Human
45 - 65: Merlin
66 - 81: Psych
82 - 89: Pushing Daisies
90 - 109: The Wire

Teaser:
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icons behind the cut )

Please credit, and comments are most appreciated.

Textures used from: [profile] discolore, [profile] yunhe, [profile] piemin, [profile] 99mockingbirds, [profile] lookslikerain, [personal profile] oxoniensis, [profile] velvetb0x

icon dump

Aug. 16th, 2009 01:41 pm
kristin: (doctorwho: turlough is an artist)
Icon dump time! These were made at various times over the past five months or so, and therefore range quite a bit in style (and really, technical merit.) I will make a custom icon for anyone who can guess which techniques I have learned over that time span.

Fandoms include: Doctor Who (Classic and New), Leverage, Merlin, Pushing Daisies, Psych, The Wire, The West Wing, Life, The Sarah Jane Adventures, Bones, Being Human, Kanye West (shut up, that totally is a fandom) and various celebs.

Teaser:
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98 icons under the cut )
kristin: (bodie)
Icons! Many of Them! But no colorizations this time! But there are spoilers for the most recent ep. (South by Southwest) of NCIS.

Preview:
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01-13: NCIS
13-33: Generation Kill
33-62: The Wire
63-83: The West Wing
84-101: Fashion and random celebrities (Angelina Jolie, David Cook, Emma Watson, Isla Fisher, Jennifer Aniston, Lily Allen, Liv Tyler, Milla Jancovitch and Matthew Perry.)

credit me if you use one, and comments letting me know which you take would be awesome. textless does not equal base.

101 icons under the cut )

credit to [livejournal.com profile] extraobsession, [livejournal.com profile] nokitas and [livejournal.com profile] peak77 for some of the textures i used.
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:

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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.

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