gyzym: (JUST THIS ONCE)
FIRST OF ALL, today I went into the deli to grab lunch (shut up, okay, I AM ALLOWED TO ENJOY THE FOOD OF MY PEOPLE), and discovered this:



THE CHOSEN BEER. THE CHOSEN BEER. I had seen He'brew from a distance before, but never up close like this, oh my god, I almost died, dsfhsjdkfhkdsf. And then compounding this fact was the teeny tiny sign next to these boxes that read "Lenten Options: Bagel With Lox. Bagel With Whitefish. Plain Bagel."

GUYS. THE BOX. WE'RE PUTTING OURSELVES INSIDE IT.

Anyway, I had some hearty lulz, and then I decided that it was time for another episode of Funny Shit The Internet Has Given Me. Please note before we begin that

a) I own a Mac and still find that one hysterical, I AM NOT HATING ON MAC USERS, YOU WILL PRY MY APPLE TECHNOLOGY FROM MY COLD DEAD HANDS
b) the two panels I ganked from the webcomic Questionable Content are copyright Jeph Jacques, and
c) IF ANYONE WITH MAGICAL ICON POWERS FEELS LIKE ICONNING THE LAST ONE, I WOULD NOT OBJECT, I AM JUST SAYING :D OH MY GOD [livejournal.com profile] ashism TOTALLY MADE ME THE ICON DJFHSJKDFHSDKF SCREAAAAAAAM

NOW, WITHOUT FURTHER ADO: Hilarity, thy name is internet macros )

OH, ALSO: [livejournal.com profile] hermette is hosting a Multi-Fandom Round Robin Fic-A-Thon! Go write stuff and things!!
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1. GUYS, YOU DID SO WELL ON THE MUSIC MEME! The only one you didn't get was Lonesome Day by Bruce Springsteen, which, you know, DANNY WOULD BE DISAPPOINTED IN YOU, but I forgive you :D

2. I may...or may not...be writing the duckling thing. Er. I blame [livejournal.com profile] hermette, as should everyone else.

3. Phase One of Plan Seduce My Hot Coworker will be going into effect over wine and...probably more wine...this afternoon at the company party. That is, assuming he, you know, comes to the company party--it has occurred to me that not everyone feels the way I do about free alcohol provided in-office at 4:30 in the afternoon.

Of course, if he doesn't share my feelings on free alcohol before 5PM, we're probably not compatible anyway :D

4. I am using this post to air out some of my more random tags, because I rarely have cause to use them, for, um, reasons that should be obvious. It's probably best that you just ignore them.

5. To brighten your days, ganked from [livejournal.com profile] flynn_boyant:



Happy Friday, guys ♥
gyzym: (Flowery neck)
RIGHT SO. This is a poem I have been working on for like, literally months and months (I posted an early draft of it back in April? May? I don't know, I'd check but that would involve actual effort and I AM OPPOSED). Basically it's... a poem about Cleveland and a Grateful Dead song? Or, more accurately, it's a poem I started drafting after someone I knew was ragging on Cleveland and the song "Shakedown Street" came on in my car, and that suddenly felt very relevant and oh, man. Suffice to say: there are currently SIXTEEN versions of this on my hard drive, but I'm actually relatively happy with this one. So I'm throwing it up here for you guys to look at, and maybe that'll mean that I stop pulling it out every few weeks and staring at it like a nutcase, y/y?

Probably not, but a girl can hope.

cleveland from the corner of 79th and shakedown street )
gyzym: (Liiiiiiimes)
I might as well call today National Jizzy Talks About Fandoms That Aren't Inception Day, because I'm making this post to flail about last night's White Collar and to rec (of all things) a Merlin fic, and then tonight I'll be posting 15-20K of Veronica Mars nonsense (wordcount pending final edits, cuts from three scenes, and the het porn I have to write this afternoon).

I could, based on the above, call it National Jizzy Writes Run-On Sentences Day, but I feel like that'll only doom me on the het porn before I start.

OKAY SO, uh, first, I need to talk about White Collar, just briefly. I know it's been forever since I did a post-ep reaction, but there was a lot last night that I think is worth talking about, just from a character development angle.

Here there be spoilers )

Anyway, the *second* thing I have to do here is post an enthusiastic rec for the Merlin fic everyone's been talking about: Pairing Pendragon/Merlin, by Anon, in which Arthur is a BNF and Merlin is his beta. And, now, look, normally I don't rec fics already touted all over the place, because I feel like that asshole who is late to the party going I BROUGHT BEER...OH, BUT I SEE YOU...HAVE BEER...

But here's the thing, guys. When I see people from a fandom I'm not in going "Read this fic from my fandom, you don't need to know the canon," I tend to think, "Pshaw, you only think that because you know the canon so well you don't have to think about it, I WILL ONLY BE CONFUSED." I am sure I have missed out on a number of fantastic fics because of this, but there you go. In order to read a fic in a fandom where I don't know the canon, I have to have it basically shoved down my throat.

HOWEVER, if someone who is *not* in the fandom says, hey, I'm not in this fandom and I loved this fic, then I tend to sit up and take notice.

So hear this, people of my flist: I am not in the Merlin fandom. I have never been in the Merlin fandom. I have not watched even one episode of Merlin, because I know if I did I'd end up writing fic, and I can't have another fandom and continue sleeping, it's just not possible. My ENTIRE INTERACTION with Merlin fandom has been:

1) Reading this fic [livejournal.com profile] augustbird kindly forced on me (STILL GRATEFUL, BTW) where Arthur was a frat boy and Merlin was like...his partner in English class? I don't know, but it was amazing--and actually if [livejournal.com profile] augustbird or anyone else knows what fic I'm talking about, PLEASE FOR THE LOVE OF GOD LINK ME, I read it months ago and then lost it, and I'd like to read it again

2) Reading Teaching The Indie Kids To Joust Again, which a) is actually Bradley/Colin RPS and not Merlin fic at all and b) I loved and everything, but only read because (sorry, [livejournal.com profile] bookshop) I was so captivated by the title

3) Reading this fic I'm reccing to you now and

4) Watching The Sword in The Stone so many times the year I turned seven that my parents eventually had to take the tape and burn it. At least, that's what my father tells me they did with it--my mom says it broke on its own, but, knowing them, I'm thinking the burning is more likely.

SUFFICE TO SAY, THE MERLIN FANDOM AND I ARE NOT SECRET BOSOM BUDDIES OR ANYTHING. I don't lurk there, I'm not a closet Merlin fan, I have no investment in telling you to read this fic. We are two roads diverged in a yellow wood, the Merlin fandom and I. I am the East and it is the West and never the twain shall meet, etc.

But this story, you guys, is just--I mean, aside from the obvious meta inherent in a fanfic about fandom, which others have talked about with far more intelligence and poise than I ever could--this is just straight up good storytelling. It's engaging on every level, the characters are sharp and believable and awkward and gorgeously rendered, and the whole thing is just a joy, an absolute joy to read. And I say that with no base knowledge of the canon--I say that because you guys should give it a try, regardless of your fandom proclivities. I would buy this as original fiction, and I do mean buy it, with money, like an adult. I would buy it with pride.

OKAY, I THINK I'VE PUT OFF WRITING HET PORN FOR LONG ENOUGH NOW. And, because I do feel guilty about the lack of Inception in this post, here is something you'd have to be soulless not to enjoy:


IT'S ARTHUR AND EAMES AS BABY OTTERS. NO ONE CAN ARGUE WITH THAT. ♥
gyzym: (RDJ's smirk WILL GET YOU PREGNANT)
UPDATE: Just so y'all know, I have not abandoned the TA!Holmes question post. I have gotten some queries on the topic, so I figured I'd address it. I'm working on the sequel and so I'm waiting to answer the rest of the questions, because, um, I don't want to accidentally write myself into a corner and contradict myself. I don't think I would, as everything is pretty cemented, but it's a risk and so I'm waiting. But it's still open for business over there! Ask away, the boys will come around and answer you at some point.

Okay, and now a meme, because when [livejournal.com profile] wheres_walnut and [livejournal.com profile] dire_redux both do something I feel obligated to attempt it for the sake of potential awesome.

On LiveJournal, we often think we're close, but really, we know less about each other than we like to think.

So I want you to ask me something you would like to know about me, something that should be obvious, but you have no idea about, or something you've always been curious about but have never asked, or something completely silly that you'd like me to answer for kicks.

No limits on the range of questions, either: ask me anything you want to know about, whether it's a fannish opinion or trivia about my real life or my thoughts on events in the offline world.

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