Posts Tagged: 'recs'

Dec. 18th, 2010

rainy saturday

Yay! Even the conservative part of the US has realized that not letting people fight and die in the military because of their sexual orientation is stupid and wrong. DADT is dead, finally!

In more fannish news, [livejournal.com profile] lobelia321 posted her [livejournal.com profile] help_haiti, Beer, Sweat and Tears (Orlando/Dom), it's an angst fest, satisfyingly unromantic, and wonderfully written.

I posted the May 2010 Lotrips listing, and am very slowly catching up. We still have a hell of a lot of fics, hidden in pairing communities and personal journals.

random other stuff )

Jul. 17th, 2010

random shit

abundantlyqueer is posting fic again! She's done more of the Elijah/Orlando "Dragon Slayer" AU, lots of plot and character tension, still in suspense. And a fantastic Green Street Hooligans fic, Matt (Elijah's character) / Pete (Charlie Hunnum), dialect written so well I could hear his voice: Kick Off.

funny things, free Mac thing, that word doesn't mean... )

More seriously: LiveJournal is purging old journals, the old suspended ones (kicked off for cause), and possibly some deleted by the users. And they're doing it now. Which means that familiar names may show up but are not the same people as they were before. Be careful before friending, k?

off to bed

Mar. 19th, 2010

Lotrips WIP rec #6: Boston

Boston by eff_reality

AU with Billy as a graduate student of film and Dom as a prostitute. Unlike most relationships, this one starts with the sex and then they move towards each other emotionally, but sometimes veer off in the wrong direction. This series works really well: it's slow and complicated and the sex is delicious, and there's chicken soup. Orlando and Elijah appear as friends. I'm enjoying the later chapters as much as the first ones, getting into both their heads in alternating points of view.

My LOTR RPS recs on delicious

Mar. 18th, 2010

Lotrips WIP rec #5: The Little AU

The Little AU by slashfairy

A Viggo/Orlando/Karl ménage à trois AU, this series generally tracks real events in these actors' lives from 2000 to the present. A lovely series of vignettes, just slices of life: some blissfully happy, some intense, some frustrated. There's sex but that's not the point, the real story is of love.

Lotrips WIP rec #4 - Beyond the Sea


Beyond the Sea by suede_scripture



Long, involved, satisfying AU wherein a stressed-out New York social worker (Dom), on a cruise where he meets a singer (Billy). Their characters are complex and realistic enough to make it more than a simple romance, and the sex is wonderful. Supporting roles by Sean Astin (social worker), Elijah (cruise ship steward) to Liv (manicurist). The first series, Beyond the Sea, is complete; the second, Threadbare Gypsy Soul is progressing nicely.

Warning: Realistic NYC social worker failures includes Details of child abuse and death..

Mar. 16th, 2010

Lotrips WIP rec #3 - The Heart of Ciara

Heart of Ciara by se_seerslair

Sean Astin is an Earl in Regency Britain who meets his heart's desire, falls madly in love, and insists on bestowing his family's heirloom gem. Elijah appears in Society as an empty-headed fop, but he is determined to help his sister marry an Englishman who will love and protect her. There's also a thief named "Le Petit Papillon", a cruel aristocrat, a doughty street urchin, a novelist mistress, at least one balloon, an incisive Countess, and true love, all written in delightful period style. The journey is the reward.

My Lotrips recs featuring Sean Astin

ETA: fixed two bad links, what was I thinking?

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Mar. 15th, 2010

Lotrips WIP rec #2 - The Beguilement

The Beguilement by itstonedme
Gorgeous sensuous AU series in which Orlando is a designer, Elijah a high-end prostitute, but none of that matters when they meet, and two years later, meet again. Beautifully written explicit sex with a strong emotional connection between them. Cameos by Dom and Ian McKellan. Most sections are about 3,000 words. First sections are standalones, later ones are more of a series. All of it compelling and hot as hell.

Other Elijah/Orlando fic recs

Mar. 14th, 2010

Lotrips WIP recommendation #1 - Incline of Trees

A WIP is a Work In Progress: an incomplete series. I enjoy reading them in installments, though I know many other people don't. My favorites are finished enough to be satisfying as they stand.

Incline of Trees by [livejournal.com profile] kiltsandlollies and [livejournal.com profile] almaviva.
AU Billy is a professor at a British university and Dom is a student. They meet and find themselves falling in love. Yearning, angst and deep love, along with smoking hot sex and D/s and more angst, it's fabulous writing. Start with Acting on a Crush, as it was the beginning of it all: you can go back later.

I was going to post them all at once, but I have too many and want to give each their chance to shine. So: a WIP of WIPs (kinky!)

ETA: link to all my fic recs
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Jan. 16th, 2010

You'd think by now I could keep track

Why did I think my birthday was tomorrow instead of today? I blame the calendar people )

Thank you to everyone who wishes me well. It makes me feel lovely! What I'd like in fandom, (besides a bunch of handsome naked actors, more lotrips, my writing mojo back, and a pony), is for people to read my recs! They're at diigo.com/user/msilverstar (an experiment, some truncated descriptions) and delicious.com/msilverstar, [livejournal.com profile] msil_fanfic_rec feed on LJ, [syndicated profile] msil_fanfic_recs_feed on Dreamwidth.

<3 fandom and you wonderful dear people, thank you for being so fabulous!

Oct. 26th, 2009

lotrips news

[info - livejournal.com] slashababy is still open for signups! It's the Lotrips holiday fic exchange, so the more, the merrier. Anyone who doesn't want to sign up on LiveJournal, please send email to secret slasha @ gmail.com -- we can do it that way, no problem.

It's rec the reccers month at [info - livejournal.com] lotr_fic_recs.

If you're thinking of writing adoptive kid fic, you must read [info - livejournal.com] viggorlijah's post, Fandom Primer on International Adoption as a story trope: read it and weep. But the stories based on RL issues could be really good.

RPS Kink meme - just getting started. Some of the other kink memes have been amazing and very inspiring...

And because I've been told I don't plug myself enough: links to all the LOTR RPS fic I could find through September are at [info - livejournal.com] lotrips (October to come soon), and I'm still posting my fic recs on delicious.
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Aug. 24th, 2009

my delicious runneth over

I have been making so many recs, I love reccing, I want all appropriate people to see the gorgeous fic! I also have about 800 recs at delicious.com/msilverstar, maybe you'll like some of those...

My main fandom is now and always will be Lotrips. But I've branched out a bit, and rec fic in lots of other fandoms (including ones like SGA that I don't even watch), because good stories are worth sharing.

So: my last 12 recs: lotrips, bandom, merlin, torchwood )

That would be lotrips, bandom, merlin (mostly RPS and/or AUs), and doctor who/torchwood. Feeds are at delicious/rss/msilverstar, msil_fanfic_recs on LJ, [info - dreamwidth.org] msil_fanfic_recs_feed on dreamwidth.

I would post recs here more often if it wasn't such a huge pain in the ass. This took me hours to fix up and I hate the format. Anyone have a nice delicious to LJ/DW script that runs on Macs? I'll run a command-line program in the Terminal if I have to.

Jul. 5th, 2009

webcomic recs for kidlet?

I'm looking for webcomic recommendations for my kidlet (she's now 9, she was 3 when I got sucked into fandom, wow). She has read and liked Get Medieval, Gunnerkrigg Court, and the Order of the Stick so far. She likes silliness, puns and adventures. Also, minimal angst and violence; and young sympathetic characters are always good. Thanks in advance from both of us!

PS I've been reccing a bit lately, Lotrips and otherwise, are at delicious.com/msilverstar
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Aug. 21st, 2008

five fannish things

My Remix is woooonderful, thoughtful and sexy and gives me shivers in a very good way. There's a little bit of bondage and stuff, but it's not hard-core at all, really more about character than kinky sex. From What You Do, Because of You, Dom/Orlando, amazing!

I sympathize with all my SGA-loving friends: they shouldn't oughta cancel your show! [info]telesilla is having The Second International Blanket Fort Day for group hugs and commiseration.
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We watched Ocean's Eleven the other night. Didn't do much for me, but Andy Garcia was gorgeous.

There's an interesting fanfic and children's literature survey.

We now have corn-based cat litter and an amazing cat brush, The Furminator! (Wot, you think "cats" is not a fandom? I beg to differ.)

Aug. 17th, 2008

LOTRIPS Remix 2008 stories posted!

The new LOTR RPS remix stories are up! You can use the listing by pairing or just the 2008 tag. For earlier years, my new Remix web site is remix.lotrips.org, which also explains all about the origins and rules of Remix. (First rule: you can and should talk about remix.)

OMG, I am so lucky that a) my family was away yesterday and I could spend time formatting the stories for posting and b) [info]feelforfaith is a fabulous person to work with. Though my left-hand trackball broke in the middle of the whole thing, and it slowed me down a lot, I'm not so used to mice any more. Anyway, stories are up and mostly excellent, authors are not yet revealed, lots of pairings, come read!

I'll be away tomorrow, see you all on Tuesday.
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Jul. 19th, 2008

fandom goodness

Hobbit spam! Screenshots from the trilogy: all Hobbits, all the time. Great captions cracked me up, but the pictures made me all nostalgic.

I'm reading a very satisfying Dom/Billy WIP Boston by eff_reality. And I don't just say that because I suggested the name. It's Billy the film history graduate student, and Dom, the mostly-cheerful prostitute, but it plays with the conventions and there are missed connections and it avoids a lot of romantic clich├ęs.

omg bandfic? me? well, just these two AUs )

Also, I'm sorry that the feed msil_fanfic_rec (LJ) and msil_delicious (IJ) kinda went crazy, and started sending out tag links, alphabetically. It's del.icio.us, and I don't know how to keep it from happening again :-(

Apr. 18th, 2008

lotrips recs part 2 of 2

About a hundred more from my del.icio.us/msilverstar recs list.

Gorgeous LOTR RPS fic )

LOTRIPS series I recommend  )

A couple of good LOTR RPS archives )

lotrips recs part 1 of 2

I have no idea why I didn't post them before. Anyway here they are, and you can always find more at del.icio.us/msilverstar

a whole lot of good fic, from last year and earlier )

LOTRIPS archives and fic lists )

Mar. 2nd, 2008

good fandom stuff!

The Colour of Magic / Light Fantastic tv movies are premiering this week -- the event is on Monday March 3rd 2008 at the Curzon Cinema Mayfair. The producers are encouraging anyone who would like to come along and wave and cheer before the first screening [6:30 pm] - costumes are, of couse, most welcome. This is the one where Sean Astin plays Twoflower.

I'm slowly updating my recs on del.icio.us/msilverstar (as a feed: [info]msil_fanfic_rec), mostly LOTRIPS and a few Torchwoods and other fandoms. I'm concentrating on reccing there, so I rarely rec specific chapters of series, but I read one last night that just completely blew me away, in the happy hot smut way. very hot cross-dressing Billy/Dom rec )

And birthdays! Hopes for a fabulous year to airgiodslv, bunniewabbit, rosiespark, rosamundeb, and v_angelique!!! *Sings various embarrassing birthday songs*

PS I am still stuck on chair or wheelchair, so rather bored. Talk to me, people! Lurkers, come out and say hi!

Dec. 15th, 2007

my fandom, ILU

Two of my favorite Dom/Billy AU series are updating a lot these days! inclineoftrees is a complete revision, from the beginning, of the LOTR University AU, the one where Billy's a Philosophy professor and Dom's a German major. I love the intricate details, the strong supporting cast, the slow pace of story, and the emotional weight of the characters and their mutual attraction. While I'm not very fond of the teacher/student dynamic, this story completely overwhelms my scruples, I just adore it. [Warning for BDSM (very consensual) in chapters to come.]

On a much lighter note, v_angelique and rainbowcobweb have a romp of a series in which Billy owns a bookshop in Paris and Dom's a teacher at a primary school. First there's UST and then there's ST and then there's a whole bunch of happy sex and meeting the family and clubbing in Manchester and a move towards bottomy Billy that I'm finding delightful. A funny thing happened on the way to the librarie -- the best kind of fluffy smut!

For more, see the lotrips comm, where we link to at least 30 fics a week (some better than others). feelforfaith and I have it down to an art, or at least a craft.

< -- Hobbits, six years ago (approx): December 8, 2001, on a British TV show during the FOTR premiere publicity (posted by not_alone ). They look so young....

And on, December 9 of this year, Dom with cohorts from "I Sell the Dead". (source is domweek) -- >

ETA: I lose at cross-posting, but it's here now)

Sep. 2nd, 2007

LOTRIPS fic listing thought

I read and skim a whole lot of LOTR RPS. Now that all our fandom newsletters are gone, I've been thinking of doing a simple listing of the new fic that I come across. I'm not going to stop doing my recs, but I'm thinking I could set up a simple listing of everything I see on every journal system I'm on. That would help people find the fabulous new writers and great new fics from old writers. So, a poll: )
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