Jun. 17th, 2014 02:31 pm
lirazel: ([vm] tangerine (reflection from a dream))
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?
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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.

read more )
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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.
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Taking Infinite prompts if anybody wants to throw any my way. I make no guarantees they'll get written.


Jun. 10th, 2014 12:09 pm
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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)

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

[Poll #1970690]
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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 )
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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.

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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.
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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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Listen, British people, I love you. You make great TV and pretty much invented the novel and I just think you're fantastic all around, except for the whole imperialism thing, which is mercifully mostly behind you. But do not go trying to tell me that Lay's and Walkers are the same. They aren't. They may be owned by the same company, but either the ingredients are different or the way they make them is different, because I am a Lay's connoisseur and let me tell you: they taste different. And Walkers are just not as good. Sorry, but it's true.


someone who ate a whole whole lot of Walkers while she was studying in London and who lamented the fact that they weren't Lay's with every single bite
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Title: advanced romanticism
Chapter: 2/2
Series: the toaster 'verse
Fandom: Kpop: Infinite
Characters/Pairing: Hoya/Eunji (APink), Sungjong/Minha (9Muses), Hoya&Sungjong bffery, Infinite and 9Muses in supporting roles
Rating: PG-13
Genre: College AU
Summary: "This is what comes of being the only straight guys in our group of friends. We have no one to talk to to get some perspective when we’re both having girl problems.” Hoya and Sungjong are having a little trouble with romance. But they both manage to figure it out. Eventually.

somehow it all works out )
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Title: advanced romanticism
Chapter: 1/2
Series: the toaster 'verse
Fandom: Kpop: Infinite
Characters/Pairing: Hoya/Eunji (APink), Sungjong/Minha (9Muses), Hoya&Sungjong bffery, Infinite and 9Muses in supporting roles
Rating: PG-13
Genre: College AU
A/N: As usual, at least some of the best stuff in this fic originated with [ profile] indiesnopp because she is the queen of headcanons.
Summary: "This is what comes of being the only straight guys in our group of friends. We have no one to talk to to get some perspective when we’re both having girl problems.” Hoya and Sungjong are having a little trouble with romance. But they both manage to figure it out. Eventually.

Hoya's pretty sure he'll never understand his best friend. )


May. 3rd, 2014 10:53 am
lirazel: ([qt] doesn't usually survive amputation)
So everybody's doing the AO3 stats meme, so I'll throw mine out there.

Top 5 by kudos:

1. On Hairpins. The only thing surprising about this is that it's managed to accrue so many kudos so fast (this was written this past December). It's a Yuletide fic--they always get the most hits/kudos. It's for a fandom (Queen's Thief) that is insanely beloved and it focuses on the main characters. It's shortish and very readable and really I'm not at all surprised it's at the top of the list.

2. Celestial Mechanics. My first Infinite novel to be posted to AO3 as it was being written and post-kpop people figuring out that AO3 exists. Looooong fic of many chapters plus lots of guests following it on AO3 equals lots of kudos.

3. they that go down to the sea in ships. Another Yuletide fic, this time for a beloved YA book (The Witch of Blackbird Pond. I was quite proud of it, so it makes sense it's at the top of the list.

4. the heaviness of all things. Yuletide, Luther, sociopaths in love.

5. how the heart approaches what it yearns. This was a Yuletide Madness drabble I wrote on a whim. When I wrote it, Downton Abbey S1 had just aired, everyone still loved that show, and everyone shipped Sybil/Tom. It was very zeitgeisty.

Top 5 by hits:

1. one more song about moving along the highway. This baffles me. It's a William Miller from Almost Famous/Lux Lisbon from The Virgin Suicides crossover! A CROSSOVER. The only thing I can think of is that people are looking for fics from those two fandoms and end up clicking on it? I have no idea. It's very strange to me.

2. how the heart approaches what it yearns. See above. And it's very short, which means people are more likely to finish it.

3. Celestial Mechanics. See above. I'd be interested if you could separate unique hits--I suspect it would be much, much lower.

4. Of Ill-Advised Imprints and Rather Fetching Ewok Queens. My first Yuletide fic. No surprise that over time it's managed to rise to the top--it's had the most time to accrue hits.

5. Commas and Ampersands. I had actually totally forgotten about this fic. My one and only Gilmore Girls fic. From 2007. I remember being totally, totally proud of it. (It's also how I met Izi, who was one of my first fandom friends on lj. HI IZI.) Apparently the Jess/Rory shippers are still out there. Who knew?

Things that are predictable: Yuletide and longest-fic-ever get the most hits/kudos.

Surprises: Crossovers and Gilmore Girls apparently?????
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Title: we'll ride into the sunset like they always do
Fandom: K-POP: Infinite/VIXX
Characters/Pairings: Myungsoo/Hongbin
Rating: PG-13
A/N: I saw these pictures of Hongbinnie in Dallas and my brain went into overdrive. This is some weird, weird, weird mashup of Korean and Western North American culture. I don’t know don’t ask. And the title comes from A*Teens. I am so, so sorry.
Summary: The new cowhand has a smile that’s way too appealing for Myungsoo’s comfort.

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I'm actually writing the Myungsoo/Hongbin cowboy AU. And it has somehow exploded in my mind to become this huge 'verse and it's the most ridiculous thing ever and I NEVER ASKED FOR THIS.

The setup I’m thinking is: Sunggyu either inherited or bought a ranch, though he knows nothing about ranching (so Woohyun ends up doing most of the actual decision-making), and he and his kid brother Sungjong live in the big house. All the other members of Infinite and VIXX are the ranch hands, and Hakyeon is the ranch foreman. Sungjong and Hoya are clearly in love but haven’t actually gotten around to acting on that yet. Taekwoon is a horse whisperer (and Myungsoo is the other wrangler) and pretty much married to Hakyeon.

The next ranch over is owned by badass lady owner Gummi, who knows everything about running a ranch (and who really wants to have lots of babies and raise them to take over her operation), and her ranch a foreman is Ellin, while the twins and Soyul and the K-Much guys are the other cowhands. Sungyeol is obviously obsessed with Ellin but pretends she’s annoying even though she’s the one who can’t get him to go away. Sunggyu is pretty head-over-heels for Gummi, but it’s unclear whether she’ll ever give him the time of day, though she does thoroughly enjoy laughing at his complete lack of knowledge about absolutely anything to do with ranching. Cowboy Loki is definitely in love with her, too. Probably at some point, Soyul will turn Myungsoo and Hongbin into her boy toys.

Also, somewhere, the 9 Muses own and run their own ranch, and Ken cries and pops an unfortunate boner whenever he sees Kyungri the rodeo queen riding by on her horse. Hyuk has a ~thing for one of the others (Sera? Sungah? Both? Sam and Erin and Hyuna and Eunji are obviously married). Sweet farmer Shinwoo is courting Hyemi. Sungjong and Hoya are definitely both in love with Minha. And Dongwoo is dating tavern-owner Ailee, who owns half the town and never, ever has trouble in her establishment because she's faster on the trigger than anyone else in the West. Narsha is a brothel madam and makes Sunggyu cry on the regular whenever he goes to visit her, but he can't stay away. JeA is the crazy sheriff who forgets she's the sheriff and Gain is the schoolmarm who has a ~thing for Miryo, the deputy who really is the one who keeps the peace. Maybe Key is Narsha's second-in-command who doesn't take clients himself now, except for Woohyun.

This could potentially keep going forever. I HAVE TO STOP.

*goes back to writing ridiculous fic*
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I am trying not to get too excited at the idea of Prince Sungyeol being a lead in a new drama because we've had casting teases before and it doesn't sound like it's 100% settled and honestly I shouldn't let myself believe it until we at least have some production stills to confirm it, but I can't help myself from silent screaming constantly since I heard the news. Admittedly, part of that screaming is screaming NOOOOOO! at the idea of someone letting Woohyun act YAAAAAAAAY! at the OT3 possibilities with Sungyeol/Jihyun/Woohyun--who doesn't want Sungyeol in a Nam sandwich? BUT PRINCE SUNGYEOL. WITH A DRAMA ROLE. A LEAD ROLE, EVEN. I need this to be true so bad that it actually hurts.


Apr. 28th, 2014 12:14 pm
lirazel: ([misc] derpsoo)
i miss infinite fic. i want to write infinite fic. but i don't know what to write.

(i'd work on toaster 'verse except that it's my happy 'verse and i want to write something angsty or at least serious. what should i wriiiiiiiiiiiite?)


Apr. 15th, 2014 10:25 am
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Anybody know what people historically did to keep bugs away from their gardens/crops back before we started poisoning everything? Or if there are any modern insecticides/insect repellents that someone could make themselves with only basic chemistry skills?

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