Title: in front of two mirrors facing each other, a devil jumps out
Author: lirazel/[livejournal.com profile] penny_lane_42
Fandom: White Christmas (kdrama)
Characters/Pairings: Lee Jaekyu, Choi Chihoon (some Jaekyu/Chihoon), Park Mooyul, Yoon Eunsung, Jo Youngjae (some Eunsung/Youngjae), Yang Kangmo, Kang Mireu
Rating: maybe R for subject matter, but nothing's explicit
Summary: “We helped make him! We helped do this, up on the roof! It’s our responsibility.”

Monsters are made, again and again.

( posted here )
i have hit the point of "screw it, i'll just post it" with this fic, so here it is. also i felt strangely dirty writing this idk.

Title: kiss me like they do on the emergency broadcast system
Fandom: Kpop: Infinite
Characters/Pairings: Sungyeol/Woohyun
Rating: NC-17
A/N: I have been obsessed with this fic for years, and while I LOVE the way it ends, I guess the Wooyeol shipper in me wanted more in this verse, so here is a(n authorized, since the writer seems to have left fandom and I can't get in touch) sequel to someone else's fic.
Summary: It's too late: they've both already fallen, and now it's just a matter of facing it.

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lirazel: ([misc] kindle my heart)
( Oct. 18th, 2014 09:16 pm)
Hello, Yuletide Writer!

Thanks in advance for the story! In my experience, the writing is the most enjoyable part of the Yuletide experience, so I really hope that you have a good time working on the story.

I've included some specific thoughts below simply because I know that they can sometimes be helpful, but I will not mind at all if you ignore all of them and go in a different direction that I haven't suggested.

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lirazel: ([kpop] nothing sober)
( Jul. 15th, 2014 10:13 am)

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( Jul. 7th, 2014 02:47 pm)
I need to find a new job. I've been saying this the entire time I've had this job, but now they're completely overhauling everything, using a new software system, etc. and they're moving me to a department I do not want to be in (I SPECIFICALLY SAID I DIDN'T WANT TO BE IN THE ONE THAT MAKES ALL THE PHONE CALLS) and so I really need to start finding something else. Maybe somewhere in a new place. But either way: something else.

So if any of y'all have tips for me not having some sort of breakdown while I jobsearch since I find it so completely overwhelming, I'd love to hear them.

Also I have my first chigger bite of the year. I don't know how I managed to go this long without getting any, but UGH CHIGGERS.
Okay, so I still say the writing for The 100 started out really bad...but somewhere along the line it got better and by the end of the season I ended up enthralled. So come shout feelings at me and tell me what fic to read and tell me when the next season will be back. Random thoughts behind the spoiler cut.

+ At the beginning I felt like they were overwriting Octavia but she ended up becoming my bb girl

+ Also Raven. I sometimes feel like they push the sassy girl a liiiitle too far, but they did end up rounding her out more in the second half of the season so now I love her and want her and Clarke to be bffs and stop being awkward with each other over a bland guy

+ Also I think I do like Clarke, especially because I feel like she blamed herself for other people's choices less in the second half of the show

+ Bellamy gets to join my list of Obligatory Psychotic Jackasses That I Remain Fond of Even Though They're Kind of Terrible. List includes the usual suspects like Spike and Logan Echolls

+ Bellamy and Octavia sibling feelings, thank you writers

+ Octavia/Lincoln is the ship I am most invested in, so I was giddy when he ran away with her in the finale

+ Still not sure if I ship Clarke/Bellamy or if I just want them to be competent leader marrieds all the time without ever becoming romantic? I do know that HE FELL IN LOVE WITH HER WHEN SHE KILLED ATOM LIKE WHAT THE HELL???? And he sometimes looks at her with awe in a way that reminds me of like Buffy/Spike Veronica/Logan where the guy is the besotted one and in love with the lady's vicious side. I'm saying I think there's potential shippage there

+ But honestly I think the solution to everything is Bellamy/Clarke/Finn/Raven OT4. Like the ladies just share the dudes and then also end up falling in love with each other and everything's awesome

+ I can't figure out why I still don't care about Finn even though he was the one trying to make actually moral decisions in the second half of the season. I think something about the actor must not work for me? Because I feel like he'd normally be my moral baby?


+ Ellen Tigh, I miss your scheming face already

+ And I wish they hadn't killed of Charlotte so quick because MURDER BABY was interesting and also I had a soft spot for her interactions with Bellamy

+ What exactly are the Reapers? Slightly mutated humans? When they found that weird skull in the pilot, was that a Reaper skull? AND ARE THEY CANNIBALS WHO EAT PEOPLE ALIVE?

+ Not sure how I feel about the fact that apparently the Mountain Men have been hanging out with civilization all along. And why is Anya so convinced they want to kill everyone?

+ Like, I just am not sure how I'll feel about next season because I basically started watching the show for the post-apocalyptic survivalist elements because that is my JAM especially when it's teenagers in such an environment. If things get too "civilized" in the second season I'm gonna be sad.

+ Has anybody read the book and is it good?
lirazel: ([vm] tangerine (reflection from a dream))
( Jun. 17th, 2014 02:31 pm)
I've been on lj for years but I still don't know the answer to this:

I've uploaded some userpics to a new comm I've made, but when I go to post in it, the only options for userpics are my penny-lane-42 account's. How can I post with my icons?
Title: that girl is a hurricane
Fandom: Kpop: Infinite/Crayon Pop
Characters/Pairing: Sungyeol/Ellin
Rating: PG-13
A/N: Crayon Pop and Infinite aren’t promoting at the same time, and who knows whether behind-the-scenes of filming a kdrama would allow for private dressing rooms or this much down time, but whatever. This is for Ranya, and the line about thanking Chrome is stolen from her.
Summary: "Hot trumps weird any day." In which Sungyeol is sexually frustrated and Minyoung may or may not be oblivious.

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lirazel: (Default)
( Jun. 13th, 2014 10:05 am)
How does the language work when the sunbaes are younger and the hoobaes older? Like would the older hoobae refer to the younger sunbae as "sunbae" or name+ssi when they're talking? If they get close, which one could tell/ask the other that it's okay for the sunbae to call the hoobae noona/unnie/hyung/oppa?

Basically: what would Sungyeol call the Crayon Pop members who are all older than him but debuted later and what would they call him? If he and ChoA get close on filming, would he call her noona? Would he have just called her Minjin-ssi up until that point? If he and Ellin are chatting backstage somewhere, would she call him sunbae or Sungyeol-ssi? I am writing Yeollin. Finally.
Taking Infinite prompts if anybody wants to throw any my way. I make no guarantees they'll get written.
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( Jun. 10th, 2014 12:09 pm)
remember that White Christmas fic-a-thon I want to have? Anybody got any opinions on when we should do that?

What I was thinking of doing was have a sign-up place where people can sign up and also leave as many prompts as they want. Then on or before the due date people post the fic they've written, even if they didn't sign up in the first place. And if you sign up but don't end up writing, we aren't going to punish you because how would we even do that?

Is that too loose an approach? How much time should pass between sign-ups and due date? Anybody got any thoughts on this? I've run lots of comment fic-a-thons in the post, but not so much this sort of thing.
lirazel: ([misc] not a good insult at all)
( Jun. 4th, 2014 06:26 pm)

And because it’s freaking out on me about something else, too, let’s have a poll.

[Poll #1970690]
Title: no other temptation (can be sweeter)
Fandom: Kpop: Infinite
Characters/Pairing: Woohyun/Sungyeol
Rating: PG-13
A/N: This is for the several people who have asked for “Last Romeo” Wooyeol—y’all are right, the boyfriendiness is out of control this comeback. May it ever be so.
Summary: This is a fanservice-approved way to shatter the buildup of tension between them, and Woohyun needs it. If they’re going to make it through this round of promotions without Woohyun having some sort of nervous breakdown, then they have to find a way to escape the heat.

no other reward is stronger than this )
lirazel: (Default)
( May. 22nd, 2014 08:42 am)
Somebody just left a comment on my latest Infinite fic and all it says is "Sungjong is hot." And it's probably the most important comment anyone's every left on any of my fics.

Sungjong is hot, y'all.

I'm completely serious about wanting to do some sort of White Christmas fic-a-thon. It sounds like there are a couple of people interested in at least watching it but they all want to wait till summer SO what if we did it like this:

Sometime in late June or in July, once people have had a chance to watch it, we have people sign up to write fic. No punishments if you don't write it, no word limit, and you can write anything at all you want to write. And if you don't sign up, but you end up wanting to write something, you can totally post it. The signups are more because sometimes you need that kick in the pants of I-actually-committed-so-I-should-do-this-oh-look-there's-a-deadline to get you to writing. Do we think this is workable? Even if we only got five or ten stories, it would still be worth it to do since right now there is LITERALLY NOTHING. (Except for Ranya's. Which is wonderful. But not enough.)

For those of you who like kdramas, WATCH THIS SHOW. For those of you who haven't had any interest in kdramas, I really think you'd enjoy it, so maybe you could give it a try anyway?

It's got a fantastic cast (for those of you who know any Korean actors: Esom, Kim Woo Bin, Sung Joon, Hong Jong Hyeon, Lee Soo Hyuk, Kim Young Kwan, Kwak Jung Wook) and great, great writing.

So the premise is that all of these kids are super bright (and each broken in their own way, though the fullness of that is only revealed as the show goes on) and attending a school for gifted students that’s way in the middle of nowhere. The eight of them get mysterious ~messages hinting at something dark and terrible coming and so they stay at school over Christmas. And get snowed in. And as it turns out…yeah, something dark and terrible is totally coming, but it wasn't what any of them expected it to be.

And the whole show is an exercise in showing that monsters are made, not born, and they’re made from choices, and anyone can make those choices under the right circumstances—anyone. It’s a psychological thriller where every time you think things are looking up there’s some new scary twist and the characters keep discovering things about themselves and each other they probably didn’t want to know.

And it’s close to perfect. Really. There are some holes in the very final episode, but they’re plot holes, not emotional resonance holes—a few of the details don’t make full sense in the logic definition of the word, but emotionally they make complete and total sense and when you get to the ending you realize that’s where you were headed all along, and it’s the only place it could have gone.

My only complaint is there’s only one female character BUT she’s amazing (actually, that's a lie, there's two, but there's only one in the main cast) and the male characters are amazing too and honestly it’s so good and you should all watch it.

Oh, and it’s only eight episodes, so it’s short. And here's a bunch of places you can watch it.

I JUST WANT TO MAKE THIS FANDOM A THING. If ever a show needed a fandom, it's this one. I want it so bad that this post isn't even remotely coherent. Picture me with grabby hands doing a Gollum impression because that's about where I am at the moment.
lirazel: (Default)
( May. 15th, 2014 08:12 am)
It just blows my mind that this keeps happening--SM treats its employees like shit, so much so that the employees take legal action to get away from them--and yet the company (and the industry at large) learns absolutely nothing. They didn't learn anything from Shinhwa, they didn't learn anything from Han Geng, they didn't learn anything from JYJ, and they won't learn anything from Kris. Nothing's going to change at SM or industry-wide until the law forces them to change or until they can't make money off of mistreating dreaming young people, and I don't foresee either of those things happening any time soon. I'm glad Kris is getting out while he can. I'm sure he didn't make the decision lightly.

What I really want to know is whether the female idols are treated better or (more likely) they're treated so much worse that they have less leverage (emotional or otherwise) to leave when they want to. Because it's significant to me that only guys have gotten out.


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