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Oct. 16th, 2017 09:40 pm
kalloway: Camilla from Fire Emblem Fates looking pleased/smug (FE:F Camilla)
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Kalloway's Door

DW username: [personal profile] kalloway
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You may get: Fic! (drabbles-or-longer), icons, recs, meta, picspam, etc.

Please leave me: A fandom, pairing, character and/or prompt, or a general request. Multiple requests are fine! Or just leave a 'fic or treat' and you could get anything! (I'll peek at your profile interests and go from there~)

Light is on for: everyone from SuperGo, everyone in my dwircle, anyone wandering by! No need to have your own door post. Don't be shy!

Fandoms, etc.: Saint Seiya, Final Fantasy VII/AC, Final Fantasy VIII, Gundam SEED/Astray/Destiny, Gundam 00, Twin Signal, Kiddy Grade, Macross/Frontier, Generator Gawl, Gundam Build Fighters, Voltron: Legendary Defender, Tekkaman Blade II, any of my original stuff, anything with dragons or robots/mecha, or float me an inquiry because I'm sure there's plenty I haven't listed.

Other info: DNW flat out rape/non-con, but everything else is open~

rwby icons.

Oct. 16th, 2017 04:22 pm
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Further icon posts relating to RWBY will now be at [community profile] beaconstreet.

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Oct. 14th, 2017 06:56 pm
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I need to dig out my to-do list...

I picked up a few things from the sale shelves at the library yesterday, including a two-disc soundtrack for Fantasia, which was the 50th anniversary digital remaster from 1990. I don't want to know how much someone paid for it originally, but for fifty cents, I consider it an epic score! (er, literally!)

Voltron S4 sure was a thing-- the sort of thing I'll be picking bits out of for a while, likely. It definitely sold me a few shares in Matt/Pidge, deargods.

Since Dragonball S2 arrived, we've been watching that-- with everything else going on, it's nice to be able to sit back and laugh at a guy with nyoi bo stuck in his arse. ^^;;

Oh, and also a 'horror' movie called Teeth, about vagina dentata. I actually rather liked it. Boycritter finds it the scariest movie ever, as apparently he'd never run into the concept of vagina dentata before?

Me: This isn't as much a horror movie as it is a metaphor for growing up with a wish for more control over your body and environment.

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Oct. 14th, 2017 07:37 pm
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• I have now watched until episode four of Babylon 5. My continuing deep thoughts are thus: I like Delenn's whole aesthetic because the colours of her clothes and lipstick are pretty; at the moment I possibly want Delenn and Sinclair to make out, but maybe I just want Sinclair to pash almost everybody, because he's dreamy; I find Garibaldi kind of annoying.

• Trying to research something for a story, and it's surprisingly hard to find information on what people in different military ranks actually do. It would probably be easier if I were looking for information on the US military branches, but I've been looking up stuff about the ADF. It seems easier to find info about the army and joint combat operations than the RAN or RAAF, so far. Probably the problem is that I just don't know where to look to find this. Maybe I need to find a children's book about this? I couldn't find anything I wanted in my local library because it didn't seem to be under military history, and thus far my google searches haven't thrown up much. It's one thing to talk about military ranks like we all know what they mean, but what does an Air Marshall actually do? I don't even want to find interesting stuff, just stuff like, how much paperwork does each rank land you with each week, & etc.

• The City Library seems to have moved everything around in non-fiction so things are still under Dewey Decimal Numbers, but the 300s are mysteriously right next to the 900s, and they're not in numerical order in general, and, sigh, hard for me to navigate. I feel like 'Don't make me think' should be the rule of information navigation design in general, mostly because I don't like change!!!

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Oct. 13th, 2017 10:25 pm
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Other than it being Sen & Nadleeh's 8th anniversary, in real time, (Happy Anniversary, you two. I knew you'd be fine~) today has been so astoundingly unimpressive and underwhelming that I think I'm just going to go over there-- *vague pointing* --and do anything other than continue today-ing.

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Oct. 13th, 2017 08:24 pm
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Speaking of TV as time capsule (which I was a few days ago), I bought the box set of Starsky and Hutch DVDs, because every time I caught a repeat here and there it was an entertaining show, and I feel like the pilot episode tells me everything I need to know about the mid 1970s. The procedural plot and snarky dialogue haven't really dated but the whole aesthetic is like a California version of the kind of 70s neo noir Taxi Driver would be doing a year later, but also (like in the sauna scene) somewhat reminiscent of those old BBC productions, which is kind of hilarious. And the homoeroticism starts off strong hahaha.

And the first DVD of Babylon 5 also showed up! I watched the first episode. I wonder how I'd feel about this show if I'd actually seen it in the 90s. Watching it for the first time now, twenty years later, a lot about it seems stiff and stage-y and it takes a while to warm up. The SFX have not aged well, as expected from a show from 1994. I expect it to feel somewhat Shakespearean in its drama as it goes on. I saw someone somewhere recently say that contrary to what they expected, Babylon 5 has dated, and Deep Space Nine seems kind of visionary, which is interesting to contemplate, but also a good place for me to confess that I've never seen any of the mytharc episodes of DS9 other than one episode about Odo and one about Kira so most of what I watched of that show was traditional Star Trek cheese.

Anyway, the bits I really liked were the three scenes at the end - especially the one between Ivanova and the hot blonde psychic about the Psi Corps. I already really like the psychic (even though she mentioned her name in her first scene I've already forgotten it because I've a brain like a tea strainer), which is largely down to the relaxed energy of the actress.

I've also re-watched something like ten episodes of the Lilo and Stitch TV cartoon, which is a cheesy, watered-down version of the good bits of the original film, obviously, but it does pick up as it goes along. The Halloween episode brings up Nani's adult fear of losing access to Lilo but also goes for tired sexist jokes like 'Pleakley's worst fear is his overbearing mother' and 'Jumba's worst fear is his overbearing ex-wife' which, please, this is a kid's show, spare me. Yin Yang, where the two new experiments find their place together as friends, balancing each other out, and Yapper where the experiment is a dog Mertle adopts, and Jumba and Pleakley act like a regular tourist couple in that human-clothes-theme-dressing way they do, are better than I remembered.

Inside the house...

Oct. 10th, 2017 06:57 pm
kalloway: (GS MSV Strike Rouge)
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...or The Perils of Non-English Source Material?

[personal profile] kalloway: *facepalming*
[personal profile] kalloway: The problem is not actually AO3 this time, though?
[personal profile] taichara: hm?
[personal profile] kalloway: They've finally canonized Elijah (Patron Saint of Pretty Scars) as Elijah Kiel, which is actually my preferred version. I've been using Keel because that's the version in Frame, but... in the back of the Re:Master of Astray 3, it's Kiel again. And Loretta and Kazahana are back to Aja.
[personal profile] taichara: thank fuck, because the others are terrible imo.
[personal profile] kalloway: Aw, I like them as Azure. It's actually a word?
[personal profile] taichara: if it's the sacrifice that needs to be made to not have Elijah be a ship part ~
[personal profile] taichara: *ducks*
[personal profile] kalloway: He's half of a lot of my ships?
[personal profile] taichara: *snrrrrrk*
[personal profile] taichara: spose it's apt, the keel's the bottom ;3

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Oct. 10th, 2017 05:36 pm
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Still AO3'ing, since I feel sort of like death but am also out of sleep.

I've pulled everything I could find out of the Anonymous collection... sent in a Support ticket for an interesting bug I discovered, and am still wandering along~ I had last year's Yuletide fics in the Anonymous collection because Reasons, and then my Chocolate Box fics...

(I think the safe thing to say about that is that I just wasn't comfortable with myself for awhile - it had nothing to do with my recips.)

Next, on the oldest-to-newest cleanup is Breathing Underwater, a Gundam SEED fic from Poly Big Bang! Because it ended up being a lot longer than anticipated, I got rushed at the end so I figured for posting it on AO3, I could do another editing pass and expand a bit. I apparently stalled out at 5/7 chapters and there it's sat since, basically, when I went back to school. (Yes, I suspect these things are related. I sort of joked that I paused my life to go back to school, but it was true in a lot of ways. There are a lot of things, in general, that I had been working on, intended to do, etc. that just got dropped for the three-and-a-half-year duration. And it's okay, because I came out of it in a much better situation overall, but y'know.)

Anyway, Breathing Underwater! I still really like the fic, but it does need one more tiny editing pass and some expansion on the last two 'chapters' to even make them chapters. Sure, it's hitting on 'I see you are editing your edits, again!' but the few things I saw when reading through were definitely some stumbles. ^^;;

I guess I should also wander through the "!archive me" tag on here and see what I have lingering...
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[community profile] lionswap went live this morning, yay! I ended up not making it thru my rewatch. ^^;; The last couple days have been headache/fatigue hell and the only thing I can think to blame it on is the weather, because it is being simultaneously freezing, unseasonably warm, grossly rainy, etc. and I know that sort of flopping does me in.

I've been working a bit on my AO3 account - before I start doing heavy cross-posting, I want what's already there to be in good shape. This means things like putting tags on my one imported-from-2006 Yuletide fic (and gifting it to its recip, since that didn't come through), making tags a bit more uniform across some fandoms (Gundam SEED, etc. Final Fantasy VII, etc.), and putting things in collections if collections exist. I may have to ask about making a few for old mailing lists, etc. I'm still not very good at 'advertising'-type tags. Mostly I just tag for main characters/pairings, and then maybe a main theme.

It'll be interesting, once I have everything cross-posted, to see what percentages of works in some of my small fandoms are by me. Already I have 100% of the Voiceful works and more than half of the Ar tonelico section. ^^;; More than half of the Astray section, too (not a surprise). I know I'll end up taking over the Kiddy Grade section at some point. (And I have a lot of stuff to post that doesn't even have fandom tags on AO3 yet, I think...)

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Oct. 8th, 2017 05:10 pm
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Interesting film-related YouTube videos I watched lately:

The Revisionist World of Disney: Mary Poppins, Walt Disney, and Saving Mr. Banks by Lindsay Ellis, a video I was linked to by a friend and which says some really interesting things.

SCANLINE | The Power of VHS by hbomberguy, which has a lot to say about the fortunes of film horror from the 1970s to the 1990s, and also early CGI.

[Fic] Tekkaman Blade II

Oct. 7th, 2017 11:59 am
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Another set of ficlets from [personal profile] luxken27's Summer Mini-Challenge~

All Tekkaman Blade II, all David/Dead End. Individual ratings, etc. Aside from one, which kept getting hits as I tried to edit a couple tags on it via mobile, they're all still at 0 hits. So, apparently, my obscure-iest fandom~!

Shades of Red (508 words) by Kalloway
Fandom: Uchuu no Kishi Tekkaman Blade | Teknoman
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: David Kruegel/Dead End
Characters: David Kruegel, Dead End (Tekkaman Blade II)
Additional Tags: Post-Series
Series: Part 1 of And then after...
Summary: David gets dragged along when Natasha offers to take Dead End shopping.

Hesitations (214 words) by Kalloway
Fandom: Uchuu no Kishi Tekkaman Blade | Teknoman
Rating: Mature
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: David Kruegel/Dead End
Characters: David Kruegel, Dead End (Tekkaman Blade II)
Additional Tags: Post-Series
Series: Part 2 of And then after...
Summary: David, on his own inexperience with certain sex acts.

Shooting Stars (277 words) by Kalloway
Fandom: Uchuu no Kishi Tekkaman Blade | Teknoman
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: David Kruegel/Dead End
Characters: David Kruegel, Dead End (Tekkaman Blade II), Yumi Francois
Additional Tags: Post-Series
Series: Part 3 of And then after...
Summary: Wish on a falling star...

In Uniform (310 words) by Kalloway
Fandom: Uchuu no Kishi Tekkaman Blade | Teknoman
Rating: Not Rated
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: David Kruegel/Dead End
Characters: David Kruegel, Dead End (Tekkaman Blade II)
Additional Tags: Post-Series
Series: Part 4 of And then after...
Summary: Making things a little more official...

Caution (269 words) by Kalloway
Fandom: Uchuu no Kishi Tekkaman Blade | Teknoman
Rating: Not Rated
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: David Kruegel/Dead End
Characters: David Kruegel, Dead End (Tekkaman Blade II)
Additional Tags: Post-Series
Series: Part 5 of And then after...
Summary: Those first few times, David erred on the side of caution.

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Oct. 7th, 2017 02:02 pm
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• I went to the Hokusai exhibit at the NGV today! Beautiful prints. I was worried I was going to run out of time to see it but it turns out I needn't have worried - it's been extended a week. If you can I'd suggest not going on a weekend because it was extremely crowded and the area it's in is all narrow corridors so it's extremely slow going to get through. That was bad for me because I get claustrophobic in slow moving crowds. It was also annoying because people would stand right up close to the prints so literally nobody else could look at them because their heads were in the way, and some prints I could only see through someone's phone camera, because the rest of their body was in the way. I didn't read the placards, just looked at the prints, because I figured I could buy the exhibit book to read all that stuff (and I did buy it and like most gallery exhibit art books it will probably sit on my shelf never actually getting read). They had two lovely prints of the Great Wave off Kanagawa, which is what most people were there for, but the flower prints and the bridges were also really beautiful.

Now that my office has moved and I'm not really crossing the city any more, I haven't been going in so much, so walking through the Bourke Street Mall at 11am actually felt like I was being a tourist in my own city. I went into the City Library to pick up a bunch of books that looked interesting at a local book store but that I can't afford to buy (lol, sorry local store) and I went into Dymocks that was full of awesome books I can't afford to buy. Seriously, the hardcover of Aaronovitch's RoL novella was more than I pay for a prestige paperback of a full size novel; there is seriously no way I'm paying that much for a novella. I'm deeply behind on my book stack, anyway,.

• The first DVD of SG-1 arrived before any of the other DVDs I was waiting for (I blame AusPost, not Quickflix, tbh), so I watched the first episode last night after finishing my celebrity studies essay.

Here's what little exposure to Stargate I had before this:
  1. I'd randomly caught five minutes here and there of SG-1 on TV over the years, not enough to have any idea what was really happening, but enough to know that (A) I wanted Sam and Janet to make out, (B) a vague idea of what happened to Daniel's wife, and (C) MacGyver is in it. (I guess I have to say the original MacGyver now that there's a new MacGyver TV show.)
  2. A girl I met the first time I went to uni back in 2002 told me she wrote Jack/Daniel fic and I was shocked that she shipped Not James Spader with The MacGyver Guy because, like, omg, Richard Dean Anderson is so old!
  3. I saw the original movie at the cinema, and remember passingly little of it, other than the main plot points. In fact, if I had not read a post about it recently, I'm pretty sure all I'd remember is Space Egypt, James Spader strangely attractive in bandanna, hot space wife.
So, here are my thoughts on the first episode:

- It's probably a good thing I didn't watch this in 1997 but it's a fascinating time capsule of clothing and set design. Jack's gigantic baggy leather jacket! Remember when that was the cool design for what leather jackets could be like? A lot of the visuals remind me of Xena, actually, because I guess that was what sf/f looked like in that time period when it wasn't gothic horror.
- Michael Shanks with floppy hair is so cute. So so cute. Possibly it should be illegal to be that cute.
- Christopher Judge is also really beautiful at this point.
- Sam Carter showing up and geeking out about everything is great. I've already decided she's the best one. The bit where she and Daniel meet and say nerdy things at each other while all those military people around them stand there looking confused is great. I loved that.
- I love the unsubtle use of re-purposed footage from the movie for desert planet, the name of which I do not remember.
- And then they visit Vancouver Planet, which I suspect is the kind of planet they'll visit a lot.
- Wow, I was not at all prepared for how genuinely awful the stuff with Daniel's wife is. The extremely gross rape and murder subtext, combined with the way the naked blond lady was filmed from behind or hidden by conveniently placed objects, but non-white brunette lady gets full frontal nudity for the scene where she's rendered unable to fight and then brutalised. That is extremely gross.
- The nonsense planet hopping is cool, though.
- After that surprisingly emotionally intimate scene between Jack and Daniel at Jack's house I am not at all surprised that became a monster slash pairing in its time.

[Fic] Voltron: Legendary Defender

Oct. 3rd, 2017 06:44 pm
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From [personal profile] luxken27's Summer Mini-Challenge, all Voltron: Legendary Defender, all 'Not Rated, Choose Not To Warn', though they're just little character moments. I definitely want to write more VLD fic, and this was a lot of fun~

Flavor and Scent (297 words) by Kalloway
Characters: Shiro (Voltron)
Additional Tags: Pre-Canon
Series: Part 1 of Moments
Summary: Shiro needs to make an important purchase...

Sudden Realization (220 words) by Kalloway
Characters: Lance (Voltron), Pidge | Katie Holt
Series: Part 2 of Moments
Summary: Lance can't sleep-- not when he can't figure out why the folks he met earlier looked so familiar...

What Ifs (199 words) by Kalloway
Characters: Hunk (Voltron)
Series: Part 3 of Moments
Summary: Hunk wonders if any one thing might've gone differently...

Electric Magic (481 words) by Kalloway
Characters: Pidge | Katie Holt, Shiro (Voltron)
Additional Tags: Electricity
Series: Part 4 of Moments
Summary: Pidge is still trying to make the castle work for her...

Learning to Fly (555 words) by Kalloway
Characters: Keith (Voltron), Roy Fokker, Miriya Parina Sterling
Additional Tags: Pre-Canon, Robotech Cameos
Series: Part 5 of Moments
Summary: Keith, finally getting somewhere...