castalia: (Merlin - Arthur smiling)
Yuletide recs by fandom as I read them. Oh, I will be reading for a week!

A-B )

And because I couldn't wait, Merlin recs )
castalia: (Martha made of awesome)
This just might be the best thing I've watched in ages. How did I not hear about this sketch before?

Seriously, David Tennant on the Catherine Tate show. Copious Dr Who references. Lauren. Doesn't get any better than that.
castalia: (Good Omens - principality - by hales731)
Okay, a bunch of you have probably seen this already, since most of the Good Omens fans I know are already members of [livejournal.com profile] lower_tadfield, but this just has to be recced.

Last night [livejournal.com profile] jdillon posted the most fantabulous GO artwork EVER. An entire project of character sketches, with almost every character from the book except for perhaps Brian and Wensleydale. Probably the best Aziraphale I've ever seen, and I'm particularly fond of her Adam, Shadwell, Pepper, and War (who is almost like Lust from FMA except with red hair - awesome).

Really. Wow.
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Time for another vid rec post, as there have been some brilliant ones lately. Some of these I've already posted as insta-recs, but I've included them again in case you've missed them, b/c they're just that good.

Cut for length - tons of vids here )

Whew. That took forever. And I should seriously be working on other things, but this has been a WIP for too long and it feels good to get it posted finally. Enjoy.
castalia: (IMan Bert&Ernie by cimmerianwillow)
Continuing from where I left off...

Yuletide L-Z )

A superb year once again. Every year I'm astounded all over again by the quality of the stories for Yuletide, and this year is no exception. Wonderful job, everyone. Looking foward to the big author reveal.


ETA: [livejournal.com profile] lauraspeak, your Christmas card was just dropped through the letterbox. Thanks so much!
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I'm back, home again after spending Christmas Day, Boxing Day, and part of this morning with [livejournal.com profile] flamange and her mother, who were extremely generous in sharing their home, their company, and most importantly their Christmas dinner with me. I enjoyed myself very much indeed. New friends for the holidays, the best Christmas goose I've ever had, and plenty of time to sleep in and laze around chatting and watching old movies (among them being Harvey, True Grit, The Philadelphia Story, That's Entertainment!, The Life Aquatic, and Under the Greenwood Tree - nice mix, eh?). There was also Dr Who, for which I have discovered a mad, mad love. Ten is shiny and wanted to be ginger and for that alone I would love him. <3 <3 <3 <3

Took me about 8 hours to make it home by bus, mostly b/c I had to switch buses twice, and b/c they always take the long way round. Still, it's cheaper than the train, and it gave me the chance to see a few more towns, such as Chester, Rhyl and Llandudno.

Of course, now that I'm home I've immediately hopped online to devour more [livejournal.com profile] yuletide stories. A whopping 456 stories this year, too. I think of that essay I should be writing, and all the other reading I should be doing, and yet those responsibilities are so easily squashed by the prospect of so many stories. I'm reduced to a gibbering "omg, gimme!" status.

Here are some preliminary recs of stories I've read and loved so far...cut for length )
castalia: (DH Century Hotel)
Oh, wow. Someone wrote Century Hotel fic. Huge spoilers for David Hewlett's storyline in the movie.

Why, yes, I am avoiding finishing my report. Very perceptive of you.

*headdesk*
castalia: (Egon twinkie)
It's that time of year again. I'm trying to start doing cards early this year, as many of them will take longer to arrive this year. If you're interested in getting a card from me, just fill out the poll with your snail mail and any details you want to provide.

[Poll #607783]

In slightly fannish news, I've been using some of the spare time I manage to snatch to re-read my old favorite RGB fic. Yes, that's the Real Ghostbusters. Hush. You'd be surprised at how prolific a fandom it is. Unfortunately, my favorite author has since gone pro, and though she's finally back with a new pseud, her RGB fic is still offline. I do, however, have text files of most of them (just in case anyone is interested in some gen and some Peter/Egon slash by Robyn Thurman...*cough*). Happily, my second favorite, Mara, has put her site back up here. Her RGB stuff is good, but my favorite is her one Wild Wild West gen story, The Night of the Silver Baron - honestly the best WWW fic I've read.

In honor of this bout of nostalgia, I use the old Egon w/twinkie icon. I got it after that Firefly vid kerfuffle thing where that one asshat called everyone twinkie-eating fat bitches and then compared himself to Jesus. Don't remember who made the icon, but it was possibly [livejournal.com profile] boniblithe. Possibly.

I need an RGB icon. That cartoon was part of my childhood, yo.

*back to beach survey lectures*
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Harith Hospitality by [livejournal.com profile] cimmerianwillow

Lawrence of Arabia.

Lawrence/Ali.

Smut.

Do you need any more info than that?

Didn't think so. Go read.
castalia: (Gorbash yawn)
Whoa, I know I said I intended to sleep all day, but I didn't think I'd actually do it. Heh. Can't remember the last time I had 10 hours of sleep all together.

Fanart rec: I absolutely must link all of you to [livejournal.com profile] cimmerianwillow's latest portrait - Hephaistion, the Jared Leto version. Stunning, that's really the best adjective for it.

Am watching Sci-Fi Friday, amongst a million other distractions; will post thoughts tomorrow when I can rewatch and gather my thoughts. Thus far, squee!

In other good news, my loan FINALLY went through today, so I'll be able to send off the visa application within the week. I'm now $18,500 in debt, but hey, still good news. The only big thing left is housing, but I've been told most emphatically by the Student Housing Office at UWB not to sign anything or agree to any deals before I get there and see the places in question. They'll help me find something and won't let me end up homeless or anything, but still, it's unnerving not to have it all settled yet.
castalia: (Lt George by wild_rice_icons)
[livejournal.com profile] daegaer, the lovely and talented, wrote me Bible fic!

No, not that kind. Trust me. Go read, it's marvelous. Then read her other fic along the same lines (check her memories section for easy access).

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