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Master of the Blaster
22 August 2011 @ 06:45 pm
Hey, guess what?  FIC!

Title: Alone in the World
Author: kanedax
Recipient: aphrodite_mine
Fandom: X-Men: First Class movieverse
Rating: PG-16 for language and implied sexuality
Summary: After Shaw starts World War III, the remnants of Charles Xavier’s team make their way across the Mutually Assured Destruction. And they’re being followed...
Notes: Written for the apocalyptothon apocalyptic fic challenge.
There's one term in this story I hesitated to use, weighing the pros andcons of modern political correctness vs. societal views of a female CIA agent in the early 60’s. In the end, I went with it. I hope it doesn’t affect your enjoyment of the story as a whole.
I don't own these characters.  They belong to Marvel Comics & 20th Century Fox.

Alone in the World

Also, the fic written for me for the challenge:

A Haven in Destruction by pie_is_good (NR, Marauder-era Harry Potter)
Master of the Blaster
14 August 2011 @ 12:35 am
Wow, haven't been here in a while.

Anyway, just posted NEW fic this morning, my first since chapter one of Neville, um...  when was that?  No clue.

Well, it's posted, but you won't be able to read it yet.  It's apocalyptothon  over at AO3, so none of those get revealed until next Sunday, the 21st. 

Anyway, without TOO many spoilers, I came closest to losing a deadline as I ever have.  Wrote roughly 2,700 words between 8 and noon Saturday morning to get it done by the time I disappeared from my laptop for the rest of the day.  It was herky, it was jerky, it was lacking in descrpitives, and it created the most random pairing since See Icon.

Note to self:  In the future, never EVER volunteer to write a fic based on a movie that's only available in first-run theaters at the time of the assignment.  At least not without some sort of source material to back it up (previous series, graphic novels, extensive wikis/quote lists).  I'm too much of a cheapskate, I sat on it until it came into our second-run cheap theater two weeks ago.  And even then I only saw it once.  The story may be lacking.  Writing Potter's easier.  Writing Buffy's easier.  They exist to me in a tangible way.  This one won't until I have the DVD in my grubby little hands.

Master of the Blaster
15 July 2011 @ 11:27 pm
After leaving Deathly Hallows II I was having a conversation with two of my friends about 19 Years Later.

After 2 years of writing how many thousands of words about him, it took me ten minutes of long, hard, "don't interrupt me" thought before I could remember Teddy Lupin's name.

Clearly this isn't my primary universe anymore...

Anyway, on to it:

Deathly Hallows II SPOILERSCollapse )
Master of the Blaster
07 July 2011 @ 10:23 pm
I started watching Full Metal Alchemist on Netflix.  Four episodes in and I realized I was watching Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood, which I guess is a sequel?  But now I'm watching the first episode of the regular FMA, only to see that the first episode is the same plot as the third episode of Brotherhood.

So...  is Brotherhood a sequel?  A remake, a la Evangelion 2.0?  Or a translation of different source material that just happens to have similar storylines?  Which should I be watching?
Master of the Blaster
26 June 2011 @ 11:27 am
Okay, I downloaded the new season of Doctor Who.  With a huge sci-fi convention coming up here on Thursday, there's no way I was going to go into it without being caught up.  Odds are there would be discussion of the new season in at least one of the panels I would be attending.

I have watched the first two episodes (The Impossible Astronaut and Day of the Moon) and I have something I'm trying to straighten out in my head.  Here's the kicker, though: If it's a question that's already been answered by this point (ie, it was answered last season or in these two episodes, but I forgot it) please, by all means someone tell me so I don't have to keep obsessing about it!  But if it hasn't been answered, or will be answered in one of the later episodes that I haven't watched yet, just say so and I'll be content.  I just want to make sure I'm not overanalyzing a plot point that doesn't need overanalyzing:

Doctor Who Question re: Rory: Series Five & Six SpoilersCollapse )

So...  has it been answered before Day of the Moon?  If so, tell me what i missed.  Has it been answered before A Good Man Goes to War?  If so, just say that and don't tell me any more cuz, you know, "Spoilers..."

If it hasn't been answered yet this season, or is just being told off as sloppy scriptwriting, let me know so I can know I'm allowed to speculate in peace......
Master of the Blaster
23 June 2011 @ 10:57 pm
I might actually have something to post next week, as I'll be getting into my most "real" fic challenge ever.  As in, I'll be sitting in a room with a bunch of other people, given a drabble prompt, and have an hour to write it and a day to be judged on it for Fabulous Prizes.

Lord, I am out of practice......

But I'll be getting my apocalyptothon prompts in the next few days!  It's actually running on Archive of Our Own this year.  Anyone use that site before?  Recommended?  
Master of the Blaster
04 June 2011 @ 01:15 am
Before I head to bed.  Non-spoilery:

- FASSBENDER!  I'll never watch Inglourious Basterds the same way.

- I'll be avoiding looking at the xmmff community for a while.  The Charles/Erik slash fic is going to be immense.

- Prequel or reboot?  They did this weird amalgamation of continuity (Mags/Raven), cameo ("Fuck off"), and tossing random bits out the window ("Oh, Charles, I like this one," "He helped me build it," re-aged Emma, Moira, and a non-brotherly Alex).

- FASSBENDER!  I could watch an entire movie of Magneto hunting Nazis.

- Is the Magneto prequel still in production, or was this that?  What about Wolverine 2?  Deadpool?  Which continuities will they follow?

- Glad Kevin Bacon made the most of his chance.

- First Class 2?  I vote for 70's full-on disco Dazzler.  Beyond that, who's left that doesn't feel like a retread?  Omega Red?  Magik?  Sunfire?  Or will they keep de-decading some latter characters?  Cable?  Cannonball?  Longshot?  Blink?

- My New Mutants fic continues to become obsolete with the appearance of Alex Summers.  But if it's a reboot, who cares?

- FASSBENDER!  Okay, seriously?  The knife bit in Argentina might be the coolest action piece I've seen in movies in years.  They had more creative uses for Magneto than I'd ever expect.  Not quite "Too much iron in your blood" creative, but great as fight sequencing.
Master of the Blaster
02 June 2011 @ 07:31 pm
So....  anyone know a good place I can watch this season of Doctor Who?  I want to get caught up before I go to Convergence in July and get completely spoiled.

PS: I need a good Doctor icon.
Master of the Blaster
26 May 2011 @ 09:48 pm

apocalyptothon !!!!!!!!!
Master of the Blaster
27 April 2011 @ 08:35 pm
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead: Good movie.  Absurdist to be sure.  Tim Roth is Tim Roth in every movie that he does, but Gary Oldman remains one of my favorite actors, the type that I want to model my "career" after.  He can play anything and do it with remarkable aplomb.

Mulholland Dr.:  I thought I was getting it.  But everything from the lesbian scene to the closing credits... um...  was...  I don't even know where to start.  It was keeping away from Lynchian until that point, then you start to question the man's sanity.

The Orphanage: Another "That's the ending?" moment.  I don't even know where to begin.  It reminds me of A.I., in that an ending that's made to be so, um, happy, can be so EXCRUCIATINGLY DEPRESSING instead.

Mulholland Dr.  The Orphanage.  The Game.  Moon.  Pi.  Donnie Darko.  So far my Netflix experience had been filled to the brim with "What the hell just happened?" movies.  I have Millers Crossing and a whole load of Hitchcock coming up.  I needed a cleanser.  Starting with...

E.T.: I hadn't seen it since I was in elementary school.  The sick bay scenes scared the piss out of me.  So this was my first time in over twenty years.  And, honestly?  It was a lot better than I expected.  Well-done Spielberg, with child actors that weren't annoying child characters.  Too bad they sent me the CGI-enhanced "Walkie Talkie Version."

Singin' In The Rain: Saw it once years ago.  Liked it then.  Loved it now.  Probably my favorite movie musical of the era.  The humor actually works for me, which doesn't happen that often with movies from the era, and holy crap the dancing.

Slap Shot: Low-brow in the exact opposite way.  I know it's considered one of the Man Standards, especially here in The State of Hockey, but  I dunno.  This one doesn't hold up nearly as well.  It's a different game, and one of the more, I dunno, politically and socially obsolete movies I've seen.  But, wait...  THAT WAS PROFESSOR WALSH?  She was REALLY cute in 1977.

Coming up: The Fast & The Furious (cuz why not?), Hamlet (the Tennant/Stewart version, first viewing since I got into Who), Braveheart.