vulnerable, Rin/Archer

Fanfiction roundup: 2015

I didn't write as much fanfiction as I'd have liked this past year, but I'll give an account of what I did write.

Fandoms: Dragon Age, Marvel Cinematic Universe, Marvel Comics, Fate/stay night, Undertale, Fate/EXTRA.

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As you can see, there's quite a gap here--thanks to moving and everything else, I got a bit too wiped to write fanfiction for a good half the year. I'm going to try to pick up again now, or at least write something. If you have any suggestions, I'm open to them...
thinking

shirts

Life goes on, and I continue to ignore this corner of the internet for the most part, but today I'll do something unusual and make a post. It's about t-shirts. Specifically, I decided to tally up all the shirts I've gotten from Threadless over the past six years or so, look at the designs, and ponder what they say about my taste. Other than the fact that I need to be separated from Threadless for my own good.

It turns out I've bought twenty-nine shirts over the years, or approximately five per year (of course, 2014 isn't over yet...). What's surprising (or not surprising, depending on your point of view, is how neatly they fall into certain categories.

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The top category, with five shirts (or six if you count #21), is cats: #4, #5, #6, #7, #8 (and maybe #21).
Then there's tentacles, with five shirts: #10, #11, #13, #16, #29.
Also skulls, with four shirts: #9, #15, #17, #23.
And dragons, with three shirts: #19, #20, #27.
Finally, cityscapes, with two shirts: #12 and #24.

The takeaway from this is that I'm predictable, and I really need that plush kitten with tentacles.
vulnerable, Rin/Archer

seasonality

HOLIDAY FANFICTION PROMPT



»»» 1. Decide you want me to write you a short piece of fanfiction.
»»» 2. Comment here with a fandom, character, or relationship (romantic or otherwise), as well as some kind of prompt: an image, some poetry or lyrics, a scenario...whatever you think would be most helpful.
»»» 3. I write you a short fanfiction by the end of the month.
»»» 4. My main fandoms right now are Type-Moon's Fate, Fire Emblem: Awakening, and Puella Magi Madoka Magica. I can also give Attack on Titan or maybe an older fandom a shot. Run it by me first if you're not sure.
:O, Natalia

one last sales post: doujinshi

The deal: I have too many doujinshi, so I'm selling some of them here. All books come from a smoke-free home but have been exposed to dust and cats.

Shipping: $3 within the United States and $6 to somewhere outside it, unless you're ordering a large number of things, in which case we can work it out.

How to play: Leave a comment here specifying what you want and whether it'll be shipped to somewhere in the United States or outside of it, along with an email address I can send the Paypal invoice to. Note that I will not sell doujinshi marked as NC-17 to someone whose age is listed as under eighteen in their profile.

Feedback: Here.

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yet another sales post: figures and so on

The deal: I have a number of figures and other anime-related merchandise to get out of my house. I'm selling them here. All items come from a smoke-free home but have been exposed to dust and cats.

Shipping: $3 within the United States and $6 to somewhere outside it, unless you're ordering a large number of things, in which case we can work it out.

How to play: Leave a comment here specifying what you want and whether it'll be shipped to somewhere in the United States or outside of it, along with an email address I can send the Paypal invoice to.

Feedback: Here.

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determined

another sales post: books and the like

I have a number of books of various sorts (trade paperbacks of American comics, volumes of manga and light novels, prose novels), some comics, DVDs of anime and other things, and video games that I'd like to sell.

Condition: All books I'm offering are completely readable with no problems, but have been exposed to a house full of dust and cats. Most of them have already been read. Few have been kept in perfect condition, but very few have any serious damage. I'm noting their condition as new, excellent, very good, good, or fair.

Shipping: $3 within the United States and $6 to somewhere outside it, unless you're ordering a large number of things, in which case we can work it out.

How to play: Leave a comment here specifying what you want and whether it'll be shipped to somewhere in the United States or outside of it, along with an email address I can send the Paypal invoice to.

Feedback: Here.

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hopeful, Madoka Magica

the madoka report

A quick, mostly non-spoilery summary of the first two Madoka Magica movies:
★ The first one is just a recap of episodes one through eight with some new animation and a lot of enhanced music and re-recorded dialogue. The second one is just the last four episodes with a tiny bit of new stuff added in, plus the same extras as the first.
★ Sayaka confirmed for heroine of the first movie.
★ Homura confirmed for heroine of the second movie.
★ The new opening is essentially just a Madoka/Homura AMV. How does anyone still doubt that it is canon? Seriously.
★ Isn't it sad, Mami? She got shafted hard for screen time.
★ On the other hand, the new Kalafina version of "Credens Justitiam" is probably capable of aurally inducing orgasms.
★ The trailer for the third movie has me really damn excited. It's also pretty gay. But what else is new?

A quick, spoilery summary of my day:
★ I now want to write a tragic Mami/Madoka fanfiction entitled "Cake or Death."
★ Every decision I made today was excellent.
★ Except maybe the one where I thought I should have nothing but a pretzel dog and a cinnamon pretzel from Auntie Anne's for dinner.
★ Yeah, not that one.
idle, morbid, bored, lazy

life as it happens

Here are some things that have been going on with me, in no particular order of importance.

☀ I've been recovering from a really ugly episode of depression; hopefully, in the process, I've been gaining some tools and self-awareness to prevent things like it in the future.
☀ After six years of muttering about how much I liked this one character and pairing in it but could never get through the damn visual novel, I flung myself at Fate/stay night and became completely consumed by it. Also, I was wrong to think I would be utterly enamored of Archer and Rin/Archer. I'm actually completely and soul-crushingly obsessed with them. I've been thinking for six years that I'd love them and I wasn't prepared.
☀ This means that I'm back in fandom actively again, for the Fate franchise and for Puella Magi Madoka Magica. But I've also been gathering up some tools for not letting the toxic parts of fandom get to me. Which means not letting myself be shamed or guilted into fights over the social justice problems in my favorite series, even if that would be the right thing to do, because I can't handle it.
☀ I have a really good therapist.
☀ I have a lot of extensive fanfiction ideas.
☀ I also have some quite nice original fiction ideas, but they're on the backburner at the moment.
☀ I'm signed up for a program that will help me go to school at the local community college--hopefully starting in January. Said college has a couple of two-year video game design and development tracks. I want to try one of those. I know that it's a tough field to make a career in, but I think I have more chance of actually getting through such a program than I would if I tried to force myself through one I'm not interested in because "the degree is for something practical."
☀ I switched from drinking coffee to drinking tea. When you use loose leaves and have a proper infuser, tea is great.
Fate/stay night

the return of the crazed fangirl, now with (mostly) brand-new swordfeelings

For the first time since mid-November last year, I wrote fanfiction. 1,568 words of Rin/Archer awkward angst that is also basically a character study. Or something.

I want to write so much more. Part of me hates that I've been sucked into such a screwed-up canon and fandom so thoroughly--and part of me does not care, because I am enjoying it so much.

In addition, I've been spilling out a lot of ideas for a much, much longer and plottier Rin/Archer AU post-UBW futurefic.

I also have Archer at [community profile] capeandcowl now. I am so pleased. So very pleased.