nenya_kanadka: Gregory Peck eating an ice cream bar circa 1944 (@ Gregory Peck ice cream)
These have been fun so far on other people's journals. :D

Comment with one of my fandoms, and I'll tell you:

the character I least understand
interactions I enjoyed the most
the character who scares me the most
the character who is most like me
hottest looks character
one thing I dislike about my fave character
one thing I like about my hated character
a quote or scene that haunts me
a death that left me indifferent
a character I wish died but didn't
my ship that never sailed
nenya_kanadka: Phryne Fisher in red (Miss Fisher Phryne)
First of all, Happy First Contact Day! Only forty-six more years until the Vulcans land in Montana! :D

Today would also have been Gregory Peck's 101st birthday. In honour of which, please have some screenshots of him as a young, ridiculously pretty priest, kneeling down and kissing his mentor's hand.

Gregory Peck, 1944

Gregory Peck, 1944

moar pics (2), The Keys To The Kingdom, 1944 )

All from The Keys To The Kingdom, 1944. The one where he's looking up all puppy-dog-eyed like, "Please approve of me!" (which is pretty much the context) is doing things to me. (Peck in a 1987 interview: "I hadn’t learned how to relax and how to concentrate. All I had was sincerity." HELP)

File under: Oh, The Things I Would Do To That Man, subcategory: Please, Santa, I'll Be So Good.

And, you know, it's not that I find either the Pope or John Gielgud attractive in any way, but Peck does it again in The Scarlet & The Black (1983) (also one of my favourite movies ever):

Gregory Peck, 1983

moar pics (2), The Scarlet And The Black, 1983 )

The hair-petting, argh! The fact that this scene is a small moment of personal approval from someone the character respects, after a whole movie of incredible, inconspicuous bravery and self-sacrifice!

File under: I Don't Have A Fealty/Praise Kink, YOU DO


(According to Wikipedia, in real life Gregory Peck was also outspoken against the House Un-American Activities Committee and was a faithful Catholic who disagreed with the church about contraception and abortion. While having excellent taste in women and an almost 50-year-long marriage. I'm fond.)
nenya_kanadka: Reality has a homoerotic bias (@ homoerotic bias)
Mucca's on a Gregory Peck kick this week (one of which I fully approve), and has been showing me the woobie cut of various films. Today's was the slashy cut of The Guns of Navarone (1961).

Two points:

a) James Darren was Tiny Greek Private, omg. He was about twelve. Ahaha omg. <3 (I realize he was trying to get Serious Acting jobs at the time, instead of Teen Heartthrob ones, but since I first became aware of him as Vic Fontaine, my expectations were...not Tiny Earnest Murderstabby Kid. LOL.)

b) It was HELLA slashy. I mean, like. Starts out with two major m/m ships, and by the end of it Gregory Peck has reconciled with his estranged boyfriend from the original ship, and had chemistry with both members of the other ship (one of whom is David Niven: they shout at each other a lot, it's great).

There are lines like, "How long have you two been together?" and (woman, after asking Gregory Peck's Cretan boyfriend his salient details, then turning to Peck) "You're a lucky man." ("I know.") The canon het is very understated and not at all annoying, but it's really awfully slashy.

Oh, and c) Peck has a deeper voice than I remembered, and is almost as good at shouting at people as Paul McGann as William Bush is. :D

Hopefully get to watch The Scarlet & The Black later in the week. I remember really liking that one. (Yelling at Christopher Plummer in the Colloseum at night! Yess.)
nenya_kanadka: Intarwebz = serius bizness (@ Intarwebz srs bsns)
Goddammit, earwormed by failmeme again:

(to the tune of Turkey In The Straw or perhaps Battle Hymn of the Republic; and in response to the Serious Question posed in the first line)

Do you ever trap your nipple in the fold-out bit?
Do you play in nippy weather and then agonize your tit?
Do you briskly pump your bellows in the midst of all your fellows
Just to find you've trapped your nipple in the fold-out bit?


I think it's the "briskly" that does me in every time. 😂
nenya_kanadka: I cannot go to bed; there is epic shit happening on the Internet (@ epic shit)
Just a quick note to anyone who's also on my LJ friends' list--I'm here at Dreamwidth exclusively now. I'd been crossposting for a while, but I haven't been using the LJ side of things at all recently (never remembered to read my flist, haven't got comments in months, etc). So I've cleared things out there for the new year and will just be posting at [personal profile] nenya_kanadka from here on out. Just keeping the LJ account in case I need to comment in a comm there or get in touch with an LJ-only person or whatever.

I've been on LiveJournal for almost exactly 13 years. It was a good run. Dreamwidth today is what LJ was for me in the beginning, so I don't feel like I've lost much in closing down the LJ account. Still, it feels a bit sad. LiveJournal fandom was such a huge part of me for so long.

Anyway. Onward to 2017! To infinity and beyond!
nenya_kanadka: I cannot go to bed; there is epic shit happening on the Internet (@ epic shit)
So I uh haven't posted here in...mumblety mumble...way too long. But [community profile] fandom_stocking is live. Hurray! I thought I'd post a link to my stocking here, partly so I can find it again and partly of course so anyone else who wants to put stuff in it can.

Nenya's Stocking 2016.

It's something of a tl;dr list this year because I went through all my old requests and updated them. But that just means more options for people who feel like stuffing it, I guess?

IRL we have a GIANT FUCKING TREE that Mucca found and cut down, and a bunch of small presents tucked under it for when her parents come out to visit next week. It looks like being a cozy lighthouse Christmas (interrupted by episodes of art class, for me). I'm looking forward to it.
nenya_kanadka: Wonder Woman poster (kneeling with sword) (MCU Melinda May)
The MCU Rolling Remix was really fun. Belatedly linking my fic!

Title: Seventeen Minutes (The Heartbeats Remix)
Author: [archiveofourown.org profile] nenya_kanadka
Fandom: Marvel Cinematic Universe, Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Pairing/Characters: Maria Hill, Nick Fury
Rating: G/T
Word Count: 1850 words
Summary: When the world ends, Maria Hill is the one who brings a man back from the dead. But it's one thing to know how, and another thing to press her hands to his cold chest and hope against hope for an elusive heartbeat. (Or, Maria's POV on the whole faking-Fury's-death thing.)
Notes: Remixed from Raisons d'être by [archiveofourown.org profile] rmc28, and then further remixed into Can You Keep a Secret? by [archiveofourown.org profile] scribblemyname.

This whole thing was scads of fun. It's the first time I've written for MCU, which I found a bit intimidating, and we each had only two weeks to write so the fest wouldn't take sixteen years to finish. So I scrambled around researching and scribbled madly, but the accomplishment of writing a thing (which I haven't been basically at all this year, not since Fandom Stocking in December/January) absolutely made up for it.

And then guessing what order the fics had been written in was deeply entertaining. :D I'm pleased to note that I guessed the first four in my stream (the one before the one I remixed, the one I remixed & mine (obviously), and the one after mine). I also guessed that the last two in the stream were related to each other (OMG go read the Extremis!Pepper!Cap one right now) but not that they were related to the other four. Still working my way through the other streams but it's all really cool and I would totally do it again.
nenya_kanadka: Wonder Woman poster (kneeling with sword) (Power Girl grin)
One of those "which ones have you read" memes. Original list of 60 books from here.

Bold = read
italics = read another book by the same author
strikeout = didn't finish
* = own but haven't read

Grimspace by Ann Aguirre
Primary Inversion by Catherine Asaro
The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
Range of Ghosts by Elizabeth Bear
Flesh and Spirit by Carol Berg
Chime by Franny Billingsley
Daughter of the Blood by Anne Bishop
Tithe by Holly Black
The Long Tomorrow by Leigh Brackett
Cordelia's Honor by Lois McMaster Bujold
War for the Oaks by Emma Bull
Parable of the Sower by Octavia Butler
Synners by Pat Cadigan
Foreigner by C.J. Cherryh
Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke
Survival by Julie E. Czerneda
Tam Lin by Pamela Dean
King's Dragon by Kate Elliott
Black Sun Rising by C.S. Friedman
Slow River by Nicola Griffith
Dragonsbane by Barbara Hambly
Fly by Night by Frances Hardinge
Assassin's Apprentice by Robin Hobb
God Stalk by P.C. Hodgell
Brown Girl in the Ring by Nalo Hopkinson
Valor's Choice by Tanya Huff
God's War by Kameron Hurley
The Killing Moon by N.K. Jemisin
Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones
Daggerspell by Katharine Kerr
The Steerswoman by Rosemary Kirstein
Beggars in Spain by Nancy Kress
Deryni Rising by Katherine Kurtz
A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle
Tender Morsels by Margo Lanagan
The Dispossessed by Ursula K. Le Guin
Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie
Ash by Malinda Lo
Warchild by Karin Lowachee
Legend by Marie Lu
Dragonsong by Anne McCaffrey
Rosemary and Rue by Seanan McGuire
Dreamsnake by Vonda N. McIntyre
The Thief's Gamble by Juliet E. McKenna
Sunshine by Robin McKinley
His Majesty's Dragon by Naomi Novik
Who Fears Death by Nnedi Okorafor
Diving into the Wreck by Kristine Kathryn Rusch
*The Female Man by Joanna Russ
Old Man's War by John Scalzi
A Door Into Ocean by Joan Slonczewski
*The Grass King's Concubine by Kari Sperring
The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater
City of Pearl by Karen Traviss
Her Smoke Rose Up Forever by James Tiptree, Jr.
The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making by Catherynne M. Valente
The Snow Queen by Joan D. Vinge
Farthing by Jo Walton
The Cloud Roads by Martha Wells
To Say Nothing of the Dog by Connie Willis

11 specific books, 23 Authors, 3 DNF (skimmed Handmaid's Tale in bookstore; DNF Cold Magic by Kate Elliott & Old Man's War (but finished Redshirts) & To Say Nothing of the Dog (but finished Bellwether))

Looking up authors who I didn't think I'd read, it seems like a lot of them are more on the fantasy side of the SFF pool, so I guess not so surprising that I haven't read them as I seem to splash happily over in the SF side. Also, when I find an author I love I seem to read everything I can get my hands on by them (Cherryh, the entire Vorkosigan series, quite a lot of Martha Wells), which of course shows up as just one author/book on this list. And apparently I'm most familiar with Vonda N. McIntyre and Kristine Kathryn Rusch as Star Trek tie-in novels & short stories!
nenya_kanadka: Wonder Woman poster (kneeling with sword) (Default)
So yesterday was our second anniversary. It doesn't seem like it's been that long! Then again we've been together since 2010 so we haven't yet been married as long as we were dating.

Anyway, we celebrated with pancakes (in the morning) and fancy booze (in the evening--I believe Mucca made a manhattan based on chocolate rye, which was just as swanky as it sounds). I gave her this adorable card and she gave me this necklace, though she actually got me the necklace in town so I've been wearing it for a couple of weeks already. :D (It's pretty amazing, and manages to combine romance, my fannish history, and a reference to my first try at college, all in one piece, which I figure is pretty great.)

There will be fancy cake for Mucca's birthday later in the week, but we are waiting on the grocery tender, which has not yet arrived. (Tomorrow perhaps?) Today I have poked at my accounting homework, and am procrastinating on fest fic, during which time I looked at cute pictures of boys in lipstick and then fell down a rabbit hole into a couple of fannish queer criticism essays. Which, well, I spent the whole time going "Fuck your 'sites of transgression against heteronormativity', give me some actual women in love!" (Even though, sure, I can buy fanon bisexual Howard Stark, or ship Sam/Steve or Peggy/Angie, or whatever. I just don't think some of this stuff is as revolutionary as the essay writer did.)

Anyway. Lifes goes on. I should probably make a whole post squeeing about how I got Mass Effect 3 to work (AT LAST) and how much I'm enjoying that. (A fandom which, as a matter of fact, does have canon f/f in this installment and hot boys to perv over. And fireballs to throw. It's pretty great.)



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nenya_kanadka: BB8 in flower crown (SW BB8 flower crown)
So yesterday was our second anniversary. It doesn't seem like it's been that long! Then again we've been together since 2010 so we haven't yet been married as long as we were dating.

Anyway, we celebrated with pancakes (in the morning) and fancy booze (in the evening--I believe Mucca made a manhattan based on chocolate rye, which was just as swanky as it sounds). I gave her this adorable card and she gave me this necklace, though she actually got me the necklace in town so I've been wearing it for a couple of weeks already. :D (It's pretty amazing, and manages to combine romance, my fannish history, and a reference to my first try at college, all in one piece, which I figure is pretty great.)

There will be fancy cake for Mucca's birthday later in the week, but we are waiting on the grocery tender, which has not yet arrived. (Tomorrow perhaps?) Today I have poked at my accounting homework, and am procrastinating on fest fic, during which time I looked at cute pictures of boys in lipstick and then fell down a rabbit hole into a couple of fannish queer criticism essays. Which, well, I spent the whole time going "Fuck your 'sites of transgression against heteronormativity', give me some actual women in love!" (Even though, sure, I can buy fanon bisexual Howard Stark, or ship Sam/Steve or Peggy/Angie, or whatever. I just don't think some of this stuff is as revolutionary as the essay writer did.)

Anyway. Lifes goes on. I should probably make a whole post squeeing about how I got Mass Effect 3 to work (AT LAST) and how much I'm enjoying that. (A fandom which, as a matter of fact, does have canon f/f in this installment and hot boys to perv over. And fireballs to throw. It's pretty great.)
nenya_kanadka: Wonder Woman poster (kneeling with sword) (SW Chewie we're home)
Fandom stocking was fun this year!

At my stocking I got Delenn icons, Supergirl icons, Goblin Emperor icons (of Maia <3), Doctor Who icons and Michelle Gomez icons.

Plus lots of greetings, some links to original SFF femslash, a promise of femShep/Jack fic, an Eighth Doctor picspam, and recs for the TV show Green Wing (which is apparently the UK answer to Scrubs, and features Michelle Gomez as an entertainingly awful hospital staff liaison, Tamsin Greig as the new doctor on the block, and a bunch of very pretty people being, again, entertaining dicks).

And also some awesome ficlets:

Of Kindness and Mazei (Goblin Emperor: Cala, Dazhis gen) by [personal profile] sevenall
Doctor Who (Three/Brig + Jo offscreen) by [personal profile] sharpest_asp
Sufficiently Advanced Orbs (Steerswoman: Willam & surprise crossover) by [personal profile] schneefink


Also I wrote things!

Title: Translator Zeiat, In The Winter, With A Snowman for [personal profile] esteliel
Fandom/Characters: Imperial Radch | Translator Zeiat, Breq, Kalr Five
Rating/Word Count: G, 871 words
Summary: Fluff and crack, cultural differences, the Presger are the warning. Translator Zeiat tries to build a snowman.

Title: Ghosts for [personal profile] sevenall
Fandom/Pairing: The Goblin Emperor | Cala Athmaza/Deret Beshelar, past Cala/Dazhis
Rating/Word Count: G, pre-slash, 1220 words
Summary: A sleepless night after Dazhis's revethvoran. What is Beshelar to do for the spiritual care of a maza?


Also for [personal profile] akamine_chan's commentfest remix challenge, I got a lovely remix of my Babylon 5 Jeff/Michael "Valen returns" story that I wrote for Fandom Stocking a couple of years ago:

Title: Jeff Sinclair in the 24½th Century (The Five Faces of Valen Remix) by [personal profile] muccamukk
Remix of: Me and Thee
Fandom/Pairing/Characters: Babylon 5 | Jeff Sinclair/Michael Garibaldi, Delenn, Susan Ivanova, Lt. Matheson (Crusade)
Rating/Word Count: G, exactly 1000 words
Summary: Jeffrey Sinclair finds his way in a future that's not as familiar as it should be, but full of old friends just the same. [Also, a terrible pun or two.]


And now I want cookies. I should make cookies.
nenya_kanadka: Wonder Woman poster (kneeling with sword) (Default)
My stocking is here, though at the time of this writing it does not have any fandom tags on it, so wandering stocking-fillers might not be able to find it. Woe. I have left the mods a note and we'll see when they get to it!

Fandoms list, for the curious:

* Doctor Who (classic and new)
* Babylon 5
* Star Trek: Deep Space Nine & Voyager
* The Goblin Emperor
* CJ Cherryh's Foreigner
* Steerswoman series (Rosemary Kirstein)
* Mass Effect 2
* Supergirl
* Actors & Actresses: Paul McGann, Mira Furlan, Michelle Gomez

I feel that I should be more excited about filling stockings than I am--usually I am all "WHEE YAY" but this year so much else is going on that the thought of writing more fic seems unusually difficult. Hopefully this will change by the end of the fill period, since I do love being able to give people things. \o/

/back to editing my November writing into some kind of legit shape



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