lokifan: smiling Cisco (Cisco: smile)
GUYS. I wanted you to be the first to know. I’ve fallen in love.

Their name is Final Fantasy XV.

I’m? In a?? Video game fandom??????? IT IS SUPER WEIRD. I DON’T EVEN OWN A PS4. I CANNOT INTERACT WITH THIS CANON THE WAY IT’S MEANT TO BE DONE. I AM REDUCED TO YOUTUBE PLAYTHROUGHS AND VERY PASSIONATE TEXTING WITH MY FRIEND WHILE HE PLAYS.

Let me explain.

So I am very aware I’ve barely posted recently -- about three times a month since March, and this last month it FEELS like I’ve barely posted because it’s almost all been about wider-world stuff. (And even then, I’ve been so quiet given what’s happening? Because British politics right now is BANANAS.)

This is mostly because I’ve been working a LOT, and playing pretty hard too. I really want to do a catch-up post on all the RL things, and also about a bunch of the fannish things I’ve been doing (not so much on the writing of fic, sadly -- it’s been pathetic) and etc. Buuut right now I need to tell you about Final Fantasy XV because it is EATING MY HEAD.

I don’t think I’ve ever been this emotionally compromised over a fandom. I cried down the phone to [livejournal.com profile] son_of_darkness (aka [tumblr.com profile] bestchocobro/[tumblr.com profile] sodsta) for the better part of an hour over the ending, and was only comforted when we made kinkfic plans.

It’s really very much all [livejournal.com profile] son_of_darkness’s fault.

so whaaaaaaaaaaaaaat at least I had the strength to fight )

It’s so great. Like, it’s incredibly awesome as a canon, and it kinda fits my fic interests and skills (dark kinky porn, romantic kinky porn, and punny banter) to a T. Plus I love reading hurt/comfort, and I’ve barely written it ever but I just signed up for a [community profile] hc_bingo card because I do wanna write more h/c and this canon is RIDICULOUSLY good for it.

And these CHARACTERS. I love them ridiculously much. There’s this enormous muscled bro who’s so kind and connects with people, and lashes out against his prince when their friend is seriously hurt, and his whole family legacy is shielding the king but it’s impossible. And exasperated, sarcastic, fond, kind Iggy, who cooks for them and is the prince’s adviser and strategist and mum friend, and so hardcore and so practical and so lovely. (He reminds me of Giles in a lot of ways, including the sudden darkness of what he’s willing to do to protect his warrior.) Both these guys are so young and trying to take care of their prince, who’s even younger. Prompto, the best friend, he’s funny and makes awful puns and takes selfies with the daemons they fight; he’s the prince’s only friend from outside the courtly world and he gets crushes on all the girls and he’s screamingly vulnerable. His parents were never home, he was a fat (and self-hating) & friendless kid, he worries that he’s worthless and is desperate to earn his place. That his origins with the enemy nation will be discovered and his friends will reject him. And then the villain tricks his best friend into pushing him off a moving train.

SPEAKING OF. OMG, the main character, Noct. He’s a sarcastic little bitch, and he sleeps all the time, and he hates vegetables despite Iggy’s best efforts, and he has back and leg pain from a daemon attack as a kid, and he had this miserable lonely childhood even as the other kids were desperate to glom onto a prince. And he yearns to play games at the arcade and eat junk food and be a normal kid but he never whines about it. He’s so scared that he won’t be enough, that he won’t be heroic or brave enough to do his duty, but he is, of course he is, he doesn’t flinch. *cries forever*

I LOVE THEM. I want to write h/c for their pain and dark porn for their encounters with the amazing, amazing villain. He’s super manipulative and clever and totally wins through his defeat, and he likes emotionally torturing the heroes and touching their faces and being super-sleazy. He’s a delight.

I have fallen HARD for a new fandom, guys. Not leaving any of my old ones, of course, but WOW.



ASK ME ABOUT IT IN COMMENTS IF YOU LIKE I COULD TALK ABOUT THIS FOREVER RN
lokifan: Elsa (Elsa: let it go)
I wrote most of this on Thursday night, and then Friday involved a really stressful, unpleasant conversation with my mother where she accused me of mooching off them (she then said that had been harsh, tbf, but… yeah) and was all “Middle Sister came and talked to me about her job problems, why didn’t you”. Anyway, I cried and had a terrible stress headache for hours and the whole day was generally a write-off. Today has been better (HURRAY for Mum being out all afternoon and evening, and my darling cousin Jacksparrow coming over and hanging out all night) but it took me a bit to get to this post.

I just saw Frozen! I liked it a lot, although I think new Disney films are often a bit of a dicey proposition for those of us who grew up during Disney's second golden age – I mean, it's already tough watching a film that's joining a canon I have these very strong childhood attachments to. But I definitely liked it and I think I'll like it more on re-viewing; certainly have now downloaded a bunch of the soundtrack. The snowman ended up being cute when I thought he’d be vastly annoying, I didn’t see the twist coming at ALL, and omg the act of true love made me cry a tiny bit.

Plus I've downloaded the “Let It Go” sequence and watched it three times. It's great, and by far the best song in the film, and I love Idina Menzel and I love Elsa, and I love a song that carries a central metaphor all the way through and uses it in a bunch of different ways (see also: why Wicked is my favourite musical.) Also, it seriously ~speaks to me given the queer reading of Elsa that jumped out at me )
lokifan: Image of River's diary, text "spoilers" (Spoilers: DW)
Went and saw Iron Man 3 again today (70 000 VND for a 9am ticket, fuck yeah) so I thought I would actually post some thoughts. Not that I have that many thoughts; I want the DVD NOW so I can watch 'em in a marathon and rewatch and do some of that meta thing. For now I mostly have FEELS.

WAR MACHINE ROX )
lokifan: Pansy, pink text "our queen" (Pansy)
SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!



A whole fest devoted to my girl Pansy! *\o/* All the prompts I will give, guys. ALL THE PROMPTS.

I am so happy.

(Also: lemme know if you want the code for this - I did the code so the image is click-through.)

Postmodern Barbie

Tuesday, 12 February 2013 01:40 am
lokifan: Text: in my body, where the shame gland should be, there is a SECOND awesome gland! (Shameless yet awesome)
[livejournal.com profile] marbletables is a bad yet AWESOME person. Because of her my face hurts from laughing and I have spent the last hour cackling, squeeing over Skype and watching Barbie: Life in the Dreamhouse on Youtube, one three-minute episode at a time.

IT IS AMAZING.

I am laughing hysterically and because of stuff that is LEGIT FUNNY, not just bad-funny. It is awesome. There are lots of meta jokes and general hilarity, and Ken is kind of supposedly manly except actually very feminised to fit in with Barbie's dream world, and Barbie is awesome and just. Everything fills me with glee.

RANDOM PENIS JOKES. SHAMELESS PRODUCT PLACEMENT. LESBIAN DOMTEXT. (Like subtext except more aggressive.) The brunettes are evil if they're white and the bad-boy is hilarious: he has a guitar and a leather jacket. Ken and Barbie show us that the couple that squees together, stays together.

KEN SUFFERED A HAIR GEL TRAGEDY. THERE ARE GLITTER GEYSERS. BARBIE IS THE CLOSET PRINCESS. SHE HAS HAD 135 CAREERS AND SHE CAN'T DRIVE BUT SHE CAN PUT A CAR TOGETHER. SKIPPER JUST WANTS TO GO ONLINE AND CHELSEA WANTS A TENNIS-PLAYING ROBOT FOR HER BIRTHDAY.

I can barely make myself stop capslocking. This is the purest joy I've had since Amy Pond's face.

BARBIE/RAQUELLE OTP
lokifan: Image of sarky!Tony with the Ironman suit behind (Ironman)
STILL LACK A LAPTOP OMG. But I’ve now seen Avengers Assemble twice. (Would’ve been three times but shit kicked off - and incidentally, kids, I currently lack a phone so plz email me if you need me.) Major feeling about the film?

It’s like a present to me from Marvel. It’s like Joss Whedon put all my obsessions and loves and sparkles and wrapped them in a bow. I am SO HAPPY.

cut for ALL OF THE SPOILERS and ALL OF THE TALKING, no really, ALL THE TALKING )

AVENGERRRRS

Tuesday, 24 April 2012 08:13 pm
lokifan: Image of sarky!Tony with the Ironman suit behind (Ironman)
Guys I am SO EXCITED for Avengers I cannot even tell you. My laptop died Sunday before last, or I would have been posting EVERY DAY in a blizzard of gifs and squee.

I AM SO EXCITED

THOR AND LOKI AND FURY AND NATASHA AND STEVE AND TONY AND EVERYONE

OMG

I am so fucking happy I'll have my laptop back for Friday, can't even tell you.

I will try to contain the excitement guys. But it's hard because it's sort of like containing THE SUN

BRB READING JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY FOREVER
lokifan: Martha and Donna looking excited, text "squee!" (Squee! companions)
WHAT. OMG.

I mean apparently this is ancient news, but I had no idea. The author of The Outsiders writes Supernatural fanfic!

If only it wasn't Supernatural. I mean. S E Hinton writing stories about boys and their bonds? We KNOW this is fucking epic. Oh God.

She confirmed it on Twitter here. YOU GUYS.

All I want in the whole world right now is Avengers fanfic from her. I mean, it's about boys and their bonds, brothers who misunderstand and turn away from each other despite deep love, this macho little gang of outsiders who are fun and sparky and fucked in the head and sekritly love each other so much. PLEASE WRITE FIC FOR IT MS HINTON PLEASE.

I'm sitting on [personal profile] son_of_darkness' bed and just used the term "hipster shipping", which is SO a thing, and he wanted me to post about that. But a: I really have no thoughts, I mean follow your bliss, although I prefer that your bliss not involve snobbery about shipping rarepairs and b: ALL MY THOUGHTS ARE OUTSIDERS THOUGHTS

I DON'T EVEN WATCH SUPERNATURAL IT'S LIKE SOME CRUEL COSMIC JOKE

NOTHING GOLD CAN STAAAY

SHERLOCK

Monday, 9 January 2012 11:44 am
lokifan: black Converse against a black background (Default)
Guessed who just watched it a second time??

cut for spoilers, but not really )
lokifan: Scrubs cast leaping and cheering (Yay! scrubs)
So guess what I spent the weekend doing?

Watching all twenty-four episodes of the first series of Black Butler.

OMG SO GOOD YOU GUYS SO GOOD I MIGHT DIE

It’s my first anime, and it was heaven. I had an idea that the first anime I watched, unless I went for ‘gritty’, would be like kittens and rainbows and sunshine. In fact it was like being taken roughly in the orchard then slapped in the face with The Revenger’s Tragedy.

OMGGGGGG.

thank you [profile] marbletables, thank you [personal profile] son_of_darkness, everything is better now

I mean the premise? Just so cool. Obviously ripe for kink and slash, but also just genuinely cool and interesting. A twelve-year-old boy named Ciel, heir to an earldom in Victorian England, sees his parents burnt alive and his manor destroyed and is kidnapped and tortured by nasty creatures. Near death, Ciel makes a deal with a demon: if the demon will defend him from all harm, serve him and obey every order, and ensure that Ciel gets his revenge on those who did him harm, then once the revenge is complete the demon can eat Ciel’s soul. So the demon, named Sebastian by Ciel, becomes his butler.

It’s kind of Artemis Fowl meets The Golem’s Eye except with more sparkly cake and nun-fucking.

more detailed squee behind the cut )

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