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The other day in the shower I had an epiphany that I will never be able to ~move on from the unfinished novels that are contributing to my writer's block if I don't post them, so I got rid of the 8-year-old one and the 5-year-old one, both of which present practical difficulties that I haven't figured out yet. (And if you haven't figured out a plot snarl in 5 years, you probably won't.) And I do already feel a bit lighter, actually!

The first one was my original SGA Harlequin, actually started before the original Harlequin challenge and never finished in spite of all [personal profile] isilya's efforts. I got through the arranged marriage bit but then I kinda lost steam without writing the conflict. And the second one is a medieval Vampires vs Werewolves MCR AU. I'm still sad about this one - I loved the premise (which was inspired by header spelunking back in the day) and it was so fun. I bit off more politics and warfare and action than I could chew with the plot, though.

The Trophy Husband (18974 words) by cimorene
Fandom: Stargate: Atlantis
Relationships: Rodney McKay/John Sheppard
Summary:

"I would marry you--actually get married to you--we would be spouses--"


"Yes, yes, yes, holy matrimony, husband and husband, yes."


"And in return you would pay for all the medical care my mother needed."


"I think that's the point. Yes."


"So we would get married, and then I would, what, I would be your wife?"


The Midnight Council (42323 words) by cimorene
Fandom: Bandom, My Chemical Romance
Relationships: Frank Iero/Gerard Way
Characters: Mama Way, Mikey Way
Summary:
Gerard, the child of a forbidden love between vampire and werewolf, ascends the throne of werewolf clan Wajdra at the tender age of eleven. The political situation between the dwindling numbers of the werewolves and their ancient enemies, the vampires, is precarious at best, and when his vampire mother and brother retreat to Transylvania, the only one Gerard can truly trust is Frank, the little werewolf cub who swore himself Gerard's liegeman the very day that they met. Gerard and Frank are raised side-by-side in the castle in a political tinderbox, but as Gerard's coming-of-age approaches, a war between vampires and werewolves looms ever nearer, while humans encroaching on their territory threaten both with extinction.
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This is way late because I forgot I had made the video. But then I found it yesterday! (Oops. Fixed.)

9 minutes of some fools unboxing Panic! at the Disco's Vices & Virtues, the limited edition box )
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After watching "Na Na Na" (the preview video) 20 times, "Na Na Na" (the lyrics video) 10 times, and "Na Na Na" (the official video) only 6 or 8 times yet but I plan to make it about 100, I'm getting increasingly excited for the new MCR album. (I've spent the last 3 weeks rereading first [personal profile] bexless's Frank/Gerard fic, then all my bookmarks, then all of mine, then wading through delicious Popular and Recent tags.)

Also hoping and expecting that the new upkick in band activity will lead to a resurgence of MCR fandom, since I keep seeing everyone echoing the same renewed excitement everywhere. I know there's that one Dreamwidth community that is for Killjoys-specific news items, but what about more traditional fan-stuff? Is there a Dreamwidth center for MCR or just bandom fanworks or whatever, the equivalent of [livejournal.com profile] bandslashmania? (Ideally MCR-only, from my point of view. But I'll take what's there.) (Actually, what I'd like ideally is one where people make and share tons of screencaps and gifs in the comments and then squee about them, like the Tommy/Adam community [personal profile] waxjism follows on livejournal, because there really aren't enough MCR gifs.) I mean, I know there are the old communities on livejournal, but I like to move my community interaction to DW where possible. It's just a bonus usually that the traffic is less over here because I don't have the attention span for high-traffic communities or newsletters, really.

Basically... what should I be following? (I lost interest in bandom quite a while before I moved to DW and most of the people I talked to about it over there aren't here, but I figure it's not outside the realm of possibility that someone who happens to have the right information is out there.)
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I'm trying to cure myself of leaving half-finished WIPs on my harddrive this year, and I found this one, which I think came out of a conversation with [personal profile] bexless several years ago about how Pete Wentz would make the worst sub ever. On the one hand, it's short enough that it's more of a sneeze (or a joke?) than a story, but on the other, it's never going to get any longer! So here it is.

Giving Orders in Bed for Dummies @AO3
Patrick/Pete established, inexplicit, 411 words, humor/kink

Eventually it was clear that his options were (1) give in, (2) listen to Pete whining about it for the rest of forever, or (3) kill him, and Patrick wasn't entirely confident in his ability to commit the perfect murder yet.
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Hey dudes, anyone (else) who was coveting the hot pink Cobra Starship shirt with the neon unicorn silhouettes - heads up, it's on sale for $9 USD at the fueled by ramen store, but they're down to only size L.
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Omg, remember the マイ キ ー ファキ ン ウェイ shirt? :D WAX ORDERED IT FOR ME ♥as soon as she saw it was for sale♥, without even being asked. This is why she's my soulmate yo. (In the immortal words of Gabe Saporta from the title track of the new Cobra Starship album!!, ♫"I'm like, 'Hot damn! Gotta make you my boo!'"♪)

Other new albums that have occasioned a lot of excitement in our household recently

  1. COBRA STARSHIP

  2. The Used (this is mainly Wax, but I actually like them too. Just don't tell her - I have way too much fun mocking them.)

  3. Mandy Moore (this is mainly me, and I haven't even managed to get a copy of it yet)

  4. Kelly Clarkson (and this is relevant to Wax's current obsession with American Idol whereby she has to spend all her time on ontd_ai to the extent that she doesn't have time to watch TV with me. We all know that Ryan Seacrest considers "My Life Would Suck Without You" to be his and Simon Cowell's song, right? Right.)

  5. Paramore (not out yet, and unlike the other bands within a few degrees of Pete Wentz's cock, it hasn't leaked yet as far as I know)



And now I got an email from Threadless that they want to give me $3 off. Granted this is very little money and of course it's a gimmick of sorts, but it might possibly (probably) mean that we absolutely have to order something anyway. Even though we have like three months of tshirts (without washing them in between I mean) already, hahah.
cimorene: A black-and-white vintage photograph of 1920s singer Helen Kane in profile, with a dubious, side-eye expression (can he type?)


OMG I NEED THIS SHIRT SO MUCH. THEN I CAN MATCH WAX. (That says, phonetically, MAIKII FAHKIN WEI ♥ obvs).

LOL

28 Jul 2009 08:04 pm
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For those of you who don't care about bandom: this post is about bandom.

So the REALLY hardcore pot-head "retro" half of Panic was Ryan Ross and his wingman Jon Walker. Apparently this is the first leak of their stuff? The first thing I've heard about it anyway. And okay, first of all, they've named themselves The Young Veins. Ahahaha. And here is their leaked tune, which is provocatively called "Change":

The Young Veins, "Change"

...and yes, that is Ryan Ross singing. But while it's a pity he can't sing, it sort of seems to fit. After a few bars, I said "But the Beatles already existed!" (Also "Didn't they 'do' the Beatles on the last album?"). But then I heard the rest. It's more the lovechild of the Beatles and Simon & Garfunkel, really.
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I don't care, per se, about bandom anymore, so this is not an indication to talk about it really, but Wax was telling me the reason she was looking at pictures of Ryan Ross hanging off of Pete and Ashlee is that he forgot to pay his bills again and had to leave his house. So.

Somebody should write the AU where Brendon is the PA Pete hires behind Ryan's back to manage his income and pay his bills.

*waves hand* Carry on.
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Writing meme: Post the first lines from each of your 25 most recent fanfic pieces and try to find a pattern. )

The most notable pattern, for me, is that the first lines of each fandom are more similar to each other than to the others. Overall, there's 10 of what I'd call setup first lines (ie when the beginning of the action happens, this is what's already going on...) and only #7 & #16 start with an emotional reaction/character monologue (although 7 could sort of count as setup and 16 as action as well). 11 start with action and there are three, all in the same fandom, that start with dialogue.
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Today was my day with the Bob/Ray Manifesto at [livejournal.com profile] bandom_ships, so check it out or I cut you. I spent like 12 hours on that shit, yo.
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Kidfic is like the fandom equivalent of Cosmo.

cim: Oh, that was deep.
wax: I said something deep yesterday but I can't remember what it was!


And that's why it's horrifying. It's all precious moments and babification and "Oh look at his widdle pudgy belly-welly!"

wax: D: This is why I like Mikey Way, because no one can be gross about him because he's so fucking bony.
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What follows is a meticulously calibrated scale of Levels of Horror generated by particular tropes and elements of a story. Every story falls somewhere on this scale. Examples at each point provide convenient references!

10. CHILD RAPE is more horrifying than
9. a MAFIA SEX HOUSE is more horrifying than
8. a PENIS SHRAPNEL injury is more horrifying than
7. SURPRISE VEHICULAR MANSLAUGHTER is more horrifying than
6. SURPRISE lubeless FISTING is more horrifying than
5. SURPRISE secret EATING DISORDER is more horrifying than
4. background DEAD!MIKEY [aka background dead!main character] is more horrifying than
3. COMPLETELY OOC DIALOGUE is more horrifying than
2. EVERYBODY'S GAY (even Andy and Joe) [aka even the really straight ones] is more horrifying than
1. TRIVIAL CANON ERRORS (such as meat-eating Frank).

A 0, of course, is not horrifying at all.

An appropriate comment for anything between 1 and 9 on the scale is "Well, at least it's not child rape."
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Dude, look what Emilie Autumn1 made. It's a skull... hair bow... pearl... Christmas ornament2 (?), with silver tea and wine charms! Because she's the coolest.

I am reasonably confident that Nesty Verse Mikey made something like this once. But probably not quite as cool. Maybe it said 'Mery XMas' or something.

Now I feel inspired to create a lot of emo and gothy Christmas ornaments so we could have a goth Christmas tree next year. That would be fun.


1.EA is a goth-industrial singer/songwriter/violinist/electric violinist.

2. Or possibly a hair ornament?
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So we were just aim-chatting in a chatroom because we wanted to have a threeway - CHAT, GET YOUR MIND OUT OF THE GUTTER. GEEZ - and when I went to name the room at first, I had just keysmashed, but gaim rejected the name so I did a tiny, shorter keysmash without any non-Western characters in it, and I ended up naming it 'as'.

And a few minutes ago, some random person came into the chatroom. And Wax was like, "Cim! Who is that?" And I was like, "Who is who?" And she was like "IN THE CHATROOM" and I looked, and right then - into the terrifying silence - this person goes, "Frank isn't very nice"... and then leaves.

And immediately Bex is like "Who was that?" and we simultaneously were like "WE DON'T KNOW" and she was like "AAAAAAAAH ME EITHER".

SURPRISE FISTING! That was just wrong!

So, for more security, I made a new chatroom with a more complex title derived from our antipathy for a certain well-known pairing - wait, okay, it's not a secret so I'll just say it - it's Frank/Bob, we can't stand that fucking pairing. But anyway, we got a more secure chatroom this time. We're still shaken.

And that reminds me of how once [livejournal.com profile] hollsh walked into some strangers' house by mistake, thinking it was a friend's, and accidentally stole a soda from their fridge before noticing the kitchen was populated with strangers, and then turned and left without talking to them. (That's why I love her. But man, that must have been SO CREEPY.)

WHOOM.

11 Dec 2007 12:43 am
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Ray's hair! Call me!
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My brother-outlaw took over my computer for a while this evening and we were listening to TBP, so I felt inspired to illustrate the front-row seats at the Penitence Ball, where skeleton!Gerard and The Black Parade are, of course, in attendance.

thumbnail preview:
The Penitence Ball, by cimorene111, 01 Dec 2007; ink and coloured pencil
medium and full-sized versions )
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Fantasy Book (≈16 400 words)
Bandslash: My Chemical Romance, Frank/Gerard
NC-17. A pon farr story, which is to say, someone's in heat and insane with horniness, which is to say, lots of explicit sex.
Beta by [livejournal.com profile] wax_jism.

This was really, really not normal behavior for Gerard - not for real, normal Gerard, and it was even a little abrupt for the imaginary Gerard who lived in Frank's head and came out during his Special Alone Times with his dick.


Links to this post, please, and not to my webspace.
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