wildestranger: (pete wentz pornstar/besticonaround)
After a conversation on [livejournal.com profile] scribblinlenore's journal, I started thinking about what makes somebody a good pleasure slave for fictional purposes? What kind of character traits would be useful in making scenarios with pleasures slaves more thrilling? How would, say, the petulant sulkiness of Ryan Ross compare with the petulant sulkiness of Rodney McKay? How about the respective energeticnesses of Brendon Urie and Captain Jack Harkness? Hence, a poll.

Note: Female characters are purposefully excluded from this poll, because I find the concept of female pleasure slaves considerably more disturbing and problematic. Feel free to judge me on that, but it's a thing I have.


[Poll #1437328]
wildestranger: (rodney mckay huh/apple pi)
I've just finished watching Tracker and Read more... )
wildestranger: (frank iero neck/bornrestless)
My three pieces of canon on various characters. Such lovely procrastination. *g* Read more... )
wildestranger: (naboo_star/frank idly)
i. Have made a small flist-cut. It's not because I hate you. We've just grown apart as people, etc.

ii. I have acquired a Dead!-hoodie, which, despite being a size small, is big enough for me to curl into a ball and fit inside it. Hmm. *is very small* At least I managed to scandalise the aspirational middle class patrons at Brown's, who clearly felt that people with Dead!-hoodies should not be frequenting such establishments or enjoying their afternoon tea there. Oh the joys of transgression. ;)

iii. Re: SGA S4 - now that both John Sheppard and Rodney McKay have been established as gay, do you think that we can expect a kiss at some point? Thoughts? Illustrative porn?

iv. A question for the ages: Why is Ryan Ross so funny-looking? He has a perfectly good face, with cheekbones and a mouth and everything that should be attractive, and yet he just looks weird and awkward. Can anyone shed light on this mystery?

Or maybe it's just that he looks a lot like my 14-year-old sister, which is not a suitable look for any young man. *g*
wildestranger: (riverlight/gerard way saves lives)
Last weekend there was a rubbish article in the Guardian about love stories, and I thought about making a whole post pointing out why it was rubbish - the use of classical references while excluding the homosexual aspects of the original (both in Catullus and Plato), the privileging of male-centered stories (he loved an adulterous hussy but finally got rid of the bitch), the exclusion of any non-heteronormative fiction - but frankly, I can't be bothered. A rubbish article does not deserve that much attention. So, this will be a different post.

I also thought about making a post about why heteronormativity is Bad, Bad, and Wrong. It would be appropriate for the day (I am also wearing my "HETERONORMATIVITY MAKES US ALL QUEER" t-shirt to work today). But again, it would be paying too much attention to an unworthy subject, and I'm pretty sure I'd be preaching to the choir anyway, and so.

Instead, I'm going to show resistance to heteronormativity in action. I'm going to talk about love stories that don't begin with a sexist premise, that aren't built around unequal relationships, where the narrative imperative does not require gendered roles.

In other words, here are some gayporn recs. *g*

A Farm In Iowa By [livejournal.com profile] sheafrotherdon

SGA, John/Rodney. Long, with many, many delightful sequels.

Summary: John inherits a farm, Rodney ends up entirely out of his element, and there is much ado about baseball.

When I think of well-written, compelling, and effective love stories, this is the first one that comes to mind. "Moving" is perhaps the best word for it, because this is the first story I ever read in SGA - this is the reason I care about Rodney McKay and John Sheppard, and I defy all of you to read this fic and not feel the same. This story shows the experience of falling in love, the discomfort and the longing and the familiarity, and the everyday things and the wonder - it shows how people can connect. Sounds trite, but I can promise that there is nothing cliched or unoriginal about this fic. Read it - it will make your life better.

Lust Over Pendle by [livejournal.com profile] ajhall

HP, Draco/Neville. Long with many sequels.

Established relationship at its best - you don't see how these two fall in love, but you do get to see how they manage to stay in love, and the moments of sweetness and strength and drama that follow. This story convinced me that Draco and Neville are, in fact, the most fascinating pairing in HP (seriously, come and ask me about it, I can defend it to the death). It is also storytelling at its best - witty narrative voice, superb original characters, a rich world for them to inhabit, and a most exhilarating plot. Entertainment and wisdom and a most compelling narrative of love - what more could you ask for?

3 Lovers by [livejournal.com profile] cesperanza

SGA, Teyla/Rodney, Teyla/John, Teyla/Ronon, Rodney/John, Teyla/Ronon/Rodney/John. Long.

What I love most about this is the way it subtly criticises sexist assumptions about sexuality. The cultural differences between the Pegasus people and the Earth people are fascinating, and Teyla's voice (her POV) is wonderful. Although there are many pairings in this (enough to satisfy the most fervent of OTP-shippers, even), it's mostly about team-love, and how that need not be separated from sexual love, but need not be inextricably connected to it either. A very satifying and hopeful read.

Nightswimming by [livejournal.com profile] waxjism

Bandom, Frank/Gerard, 142000 words.

If you're in bandom you will have heard of this fic - there was squealing to be heard all over the world when [livejournal.com profile] waxjism posted this a few days ago. This is teenage love, with desperate panting and constant longing and People Who Just Don't Understand, but there is also courage and friendship and the refusal to give up in the face of almost unsurmountable problems. Realistic characters, with all too realistic flaws, and the resulting frustrations are narrated in a most convincing way. Also, there is lots of character-driven hot sex. *g*

Visiting Hours by [livejournal.com profile] rageprufrock

Smallville, Clark/Lex, Conner/OC. Long.

This is a sequel to Conflicts of Interest, where Conner Luthor discovers that Clark Kent is his mother (hilarious fic, you should read that too). It's about being a teenager, and falling in love awkwardly, and staying in love with your best friend since forever because you can't not, and coming out. Like all of her writing, this story is witty and charming and moving, with inpeccably compelling characters (both the OCs and the familiar ones). Most warmly recommended.

Now, this last story I haven't had time to fall in love with seeing as I only read it this morning, so I will be brief.

Buy Handmade by [livejournal.com profile] jjtaylor

Frank/Gerard, long.

Summary: He knows something else is going to happen; his life isn't always going to be this. He just doesn't know what has to happen for that change to come, for him to wake up and become an artist with an Etsy page and a home studio, and to never have to see a cubicle again.

It's about finding meaning in your everyday life, and finding people you can have meanigful connections with. And how art makes life joyful (and also about how adorable is Gerard Way, but that's most of My Chem fic). Heartwarming and delightful and NEW - so go read this, people. ;)

Now, if anybody wants to tell me what their favourite (most compelling, most moving, most delightful) love stories are, any recs would be greatly welcomed. *g*
wildestranger: (Siriave/smugrodney1)
Having spent most of today in a state of uncomfortable and unspecified annoyance, I decided that shopping was the key to my happiness. Consequently, I went to H&M and tried on the My Chem shirt. Which, basically, looks like a prison shirt, with added fake blood. Oh, Gerard. Never stop being hilarious. *g*

It was also extremely large and manly, and therefore most unfit for me (as were most clothes I tried on at H&M - they seem to making space for hips where I have none, the bastards). However, at Zara I was able to find the pinnacle of clothing joy, that is, tight green trousers. Low-cut trousers, fitting but not too tight, with many pockets and zippers and narrow at the ankles. Not only that, but there was also a pair of breeches (well, shorts just below the knee but not quite capris), in a slightly different shade of green, that were even lower on the waist. Take that, world! I have a tiny green arse and I'm not afraid to use it!

Anyway, now that that's settled (as I am settled happily in my green trousers, smirking evilly every time a hipbone peeks out), I'm going to have dinner and watch SGA. I've finally got the Season Three boxset, and am salivating at the thought of so much Rodney. Those of you who have seen it, which episodes have good commentaries? Or, you know, actual talking by the actors? Help?
wildestranger: (apple_pi/rodneyjohn-arms tight)
I have just watched Doppelganger and I have Important Things to say. Mostly, it's oh Rodney, though. As it would be.

cut for spoilers )
wildestranger: (apple_pi/rodneyjohn-hair gay)
cut for spoilers )
wildestranger: (Siriave/smugrodney1)
Highlight of the day: Walking into a local chemist's and hearing Dr Elizabeth Weir's dulcet tones, coming from the back-room, saying: "Rodney, I want you to take the rest of the day off." And no, I'm not in the least bit embarrassed that I both recognise that scene and know what happens next (for who could forget Rodney lying down on the floor and talking about the world's biggest sandwich? *g*).

I resisted the urge to engage the strange-looking little man who manned the place in conversation about Rodney McKay. I did, however, rewatch "The Tao of Rodney" once I got back home.

And so that this post isn't just another instance of Rodney-squeeage, here's a question. When are they starting to show the next season of SGA? What about Supernatural? Battlestar Galactica? What about Smallville? And I mean Over There rather than Over Here, since I know that Over Here it will be possibly next year and possibly never.

Rodney?

Aug. 15th, 2007 11:36 pm
wildestranger: (Iconzero/andthentheresrodney)
Those of you who like Rodney? This is the way to some wonderful Rodneys.

[livejournal.com profile] mcshep_match!

I suppose I could say something about the fascinating premise of the fest and how great it is that after these last few weeks of Doom and Dread we have porn, but really? There are wonderful Rodneys. And you know, Johns *snickers, because rentboy AUs are never a bad idea*, who apparently are the main characters in today's offerings, but really, Rodney.That's enough for me. *cuddles Rodney*

Also, I'm getting my first SG-1 season 10 dvd tomorrow. Which means Colonel Mitchell and his lemon. And my SGA season 3 dvd is arriving in two weeks. Which means more Rodney.

My grin today could blind the sun. :)
wildestranger: (lafemmedansrose/1)
i. Have just read Standish by Erastes. I enjoyed it, and had many thoughts on it, and on genre and romance and historicism, which I will soon form into a coherent review. Soon, meaning possibly tomorrow.

ii. I also caved and downloaded a tiny wee version of the latest SGA episode. Oh Rodney. This, I assert, will not count as a spoiler since I have said that about every single episode I have seen so far. Oh Rodney.

iii. My Jack/Ianto fic is not going anywhere and once again I've decided to scrap it. I have, however, started to write more on my dub con Aliens Made Them Do It SGA fic with complicated issues of consent. The irony, of being able to write sga after complaining loudly about its difficulties and with British fandoms not functioning in my brain, is not lost to me.

iv. Wine and writing - loving companions? Bitter enemies? Enbattled yet entangled co-conspirators? You decide! Share your thoughts.
wildestranger: (Siriave/smugrodney1)
I have now had the pleasure of watching SG-1 'Memento Mori' and SGA 'McKay and Mrs Miller' twice. And it has, indeed, been a pleasure. ;)

cut for spoilers )
wildestranger: (apple_pi/rodney huh)
I have just rewatched Sateda (And taped it! On video! After spending half an hour trying to refigure how those things work - it's been so long. Bless.)

Anyway. My Important Thoughts here:

i. Oh Rodney. cut for spoilers )

Tune in tomorrow for my Important Thoughts on Progeny! And hideous and intimate torture! *antici...pates*
wildestranger: (apple_pi/mcshep intense)
i. It appears the sign-ups for [livejournal.com profile] hpvalensmut are on. I keep being tempted, despite the fact that oh yeah, my brain doesn't do that anymore. Woe. :(

ii. Have signed up for Sectus 2007. That said, I'm terribly shy in person so will probably just stand in a corner sipping wine and making fun of people behind their backs. I'm evil that way.

iii. Oh Rodney. cut for squeeing on SGA 3.01 )

iv. Have received my SGA calendar today. There was a centerfold.*g* Sadly, it wasn't John Sheppard slouching in that provocative way of his, but rather the city of Atlantis. Oh well.
wildestranger: (skellorg/tea)
Here is the first piece of the Why I Love That Character meme. I have decided to write an accompanying ficlet for each character, but we'll see if I have the discipline to manage this my ambition. ;)

Teyla Emmagan, for [livejournal.com profile] apple_pi!
Spoilers for SGA S2 Aurora

What I love about Teyla is Read more... )

A Long Day

Gen. Teyla, Radek, implied Rodney/John, 1162 words. Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] pre_raphaelite1 for the beta! Read more... )
wildestranger: (skellorg/writepen)
i. My final SGA dvd has arrived. Rodney! Cockblocking! Unsubtle touching of shoulders! Ronon! Do not expect sanity frome me for a while. Not that you'd expect that in any case, of course.

ii. I spent last night celebrating [livejournal.com profile] captain_stem's handing in of thesis (a process not unlike giving birth) by getting rather drunk at Brown's (surprisingly cheap and good, both for wine and food. Also, pretty waiters.) and scandalising the passing waiters by discussing BDSM. I've been reading a long fanfic novel that takes place in a BDSM universe (and scaring [livejournal.com profile] kabeyk in the process, which is always fun), and been fascinated by the world. Naturally, we considered all our friends and colleagues in terms of whether they'd be subs or tops, and much fun was had. Oh, the joys of being a pervert in public. *g*

iii. We also decided to go for a weekend trip sometime in November. Lisbon and Rome were discussed as possible destinations. Any advice on what those places are like in late autumn? Recommendations on other locations that would be enjoyable to visit that time of year? Somewhere cheap and interesting?

iv. Should have mentioned this before, but, well, am lazy and forgot. :) I've been invited to [livejournal.com profile] hpwriterschoice (which is great, cause I get to discuss why I'm a brilliant writer! And in public! Without shame! Or something), and I need to discuss my favourite fic (of my own) by a deadline, which happens to be today. I've been thinking about this, and there are a few definite favourites, but during this process I've also become curious about what you lot think (See! We can all talk about how wonderful I am! It's great!). Are there stories that you like best in my oeuvre, or is it all a mass of generic porny splooge? I would greatly appreciate any comments. In fact, anyone who answers this gets a drabble of their choice. *tempts*
wildestranger: (iconzero/rjteam)
Title: How To Find Your Inner Lesbian
Pairing: Rodney Mckay/John Sheppard
Fandom: Stargate Atlantis
Words: 1677
Rating: R
Summary: John Sheppard is turning into a girl. Takes place sometime during season one. No spoilers.
Notes: Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] avoteforla for reading this through! This story is dedicated to [livejournal.com profile] sheafrotherdon, as thank you for introducing me to the fandom and for getting me episodes and generally for being the biggest enabler ever. It's a great world to inhabit and I'm so glad to have found it. 

Major John Sheppard is not a girl )
wildestranger: (iconzero/rjteam)
So I've been watching SGA S2. This is very exciting for me, probably not that exciting for you, so here's a cut.

cut for cooing noises at Rodney McKay )

The sad news is, my new DVDs only have the first 16 episodes. I might have to give in and buy the last one legally, even though it's twenty pounds. Argh.

So which episode is the cockblocking one again?
wildestranger: (skellorg/fictionsense)
While I pine away for more SGA, I have questions. :)

1. Is there an episode guide to Stargate Atlantis that would tell me in some detail what happens in all the episodes I haven't seen? That being most of Season Two. I really want to know what happens after the cliffhanger of Season One.

2. When is the boxset of Season Two coming out? Is there a place where I can find out such things, an official website or something?

3. What stuff in special features of Season One would you recommend watching? What is particularly good?

4. Why is Rodney so adorable? And no, this isn't a rhetorical question. Let's discuss why Rodney is so adorable. *g*

5. What are considered shippy moments in either season? I can see instances where Rodney liking Sheppard is visible, but the other way round is a bit more difficult.

6. Should I get a t-shirt that says "There's brilliant and then there's me"?
wildestranger: (casira/doctor/werewolffancier)
i. I got my SGA DVDs. I didn't go to work so I could stay at home and watch them. I'm thinking this says all you need to know about my addiction.

ii. Except I want to say more. Rodney McKay is adorable. I want a Rodney. And Sheppard? Loving the talkin slow and annoying Dr. McKay on purpose thing. It fills me with delight.

iii. Do people really make fun of Sheppard's hair or is that just fanfic? I rather feel there should be more stuff with the hair.

iv. I finished the mpreg and posted it a few days ago, but there's been few comments. I realise that it's a rarepair and mpreg but people? If you don't read it and tell me what you think, then I'm going to think it's not very good. And I'll have to try again. And again. And again. Yes, this is a threat. Come on, aren't you at least curious? *g*

v. Will start listing [livejournal.com profile] todieavirgin prompts soon. Virgin!porn on the way.

vi. Doctor Who last night? I bawled like a baby. Then went back to cooing at Rodney. Also, where the hell is Captain Jack? I'm sure he was supposed to be in this series. *licks Captain Jack*

*licks the other Captain Jack, and Commodore James so they won't feel lonely*

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