rodneyscat: (rayk immature)
I'm sorry, I can't get used to Dreamwidth. I keep forgetting to post from my Dreamwidth account to make entries appear both there and in LJ, so I've got a couple of entries up in LJ that haven't been up at Dreamwidth. I never read my Dreamwidth reading page. There are several features I miss on Dreamwidth and I don't like having comments spread out over two posts. I know there's probably a solution for some of the things that annoy me about Dreamwidth, but I can't be bothered to figure it out. So here's what I'll do:

I'm switching to LJ only (like I've basically already done in fact) but I'll keep the Dreamwidth account in case things change around here to my liking. Dreamwidth is after all still in beta so who knows.

rodneyscat: (curious mouse)
I'm a couple of episodes into the fourth season of Doctor Who now, so I was a bit surprised when in the Fandom Superlatives competition an episode in the third season was getting a boatload of votes for having the best monster, because I didn't remember any weeping angels. I checked and noticed I'd accidentally skipped that one. So I watched it tonight with mr. RC.

Cut for spoilers. )

rodneyscat: (merlin dreamy)
Don't like (as in; turns me off a story quicker than you can say 'But that's true love!')

* When Morgana and/or Gwen are jealous, evil bitches who want to keep Arthur and Merlin apart.

* When Arthur is not just an arrogant prat, but a complete asshole, sometimes even intentionally cruel.

* When Merlin allows Arthur to treat him badly without any kind of protest. When he bows his head and just takes it, even comes crawling back for more.

* Either one or both of them suffering horribly for unthinkable periods of time.

Like (as in; I have a specific weakness for)

* When Gwen and Merlin get together, find out they love each other to bits but not like that, split up and then support each other through the whole process of Merlin getting together with Arthur and Gwen getting together with Morgana.

* When Merlin can't let it rest when he and Arthur disagree about something. No matter how exasperated Arthur gets with him, he keeps bringing it up.

* When Arthur wants to do the right and just thing. When he's thoughtful and aware of his responsibilities.

* When Arthur and Merlin are passionate about each other; when they fight hard and love hard. When they grab, push and shove because they're angry or full of lust.

Icon meme

Jun. 17th, 2009 07:04 pm
rodneyscat: (Default)
1. Reply to this post, and I will pick six of your icons.
2. Make a post (including the meme info) and talk about the icons I chose.
3. Other people can then comment to you and make their own posts.
4. This will create a never-ending cycle of icon glee.

[ profile] lilagrubb picked these icons: )

rodneyscat: (tosh)
Quite possibly I'm the last person with an ipod who hadn't found this particular goody yet, but today I found out about Videora ipod converter and I've been downloading and converting my favorite clips and vids for my ipod all afternoon, and I thought I'd share the info in case I'm not the only n00b around here.

It's so simple, even I can do it! I've now got 2 shortcuts on my desktop; one that helps me convert files I've already got downloaded so they play on my ipod and one that downloads and converts clips directly from YouTube. You can download/convert multiple files in one go, keep track of the progress and do other stuff while it runs in the background. Every file that's finished gets automatically uploaded to itunes so once you're done all you have to do is synchronize your ipod and presto!

rodneyscat: (merlin dreamy)
For those who know how much I've been freaking out about not knowing who wrote this: turns out it was [ profile] srin/[ profile] mad_poetics. She reposted it here.

So yeah, turns out I already did know and love her fics :D

rodneyscat: (merlin dreamy)
And today is such a good day to be a Merlin fan ♥

[ profile] kinseymill pointed out that there are two very clear vids of the London Expo Merlin panel at their YouTube channel over here and here (the first few seconds of the second vid may look a little worn due to my repeated viewing; omg Colin's wriggly beaming!!)

And then there are the utterly delightful reports and pics from the German Merlin fans [ profile] euraylie, [ profile] luisadeza, [ profile] ronsoftie, [ profile] gwy and [ profile] wiccaqueen who went to Pierrefonds and ended up getting quite close to where the shooting of Merlin is actually taking place now, see quite some of the cast and managed to restrain themselves and be the kind of fans any actor/actress can hope for.
Reports over here, here, here and here.

Merlin rec

Jun. 8th, 2009 01:58 pm
rodneyscat: (merlin dreamy)
This can't wait until the next batch because I'm still feeling all dizzy and blissfully happy and I just need to rec this NOW.

'All in the timing' by Anonymous (5,700 words, AU, Arthur/Merlin, NC-17)
I don't want to say too much about this fic, just that it hit a couple of my kinks (some of which are a bit embarrassing actually) so very hard. Ok, I have a kink for age-difference, adolescents exploring their sexuality and losing their virginity with someone patient who really cares for them. Also the combination of one being very seductive and the other trying very hard to 'do the right thing' and resist does something very interesting for me. I really gasped my way through this fic in utter delight of getting so exactly what I didn't even ask for (because I wasn't the one who came up with the prompt.

[edit] Turns out it was [ profile] srin/[ profile] mad_poetics. She reposted it here.

rodneyscat: (tosh)
Desktop meme from [ profile] vensre

- Anyone who looks at this meme has to post their own desktop in their LiveJournal.
- Explain in a few sentences why you’re using that wallpaper.
- Don’t change your wallpaper before doing this. The point is to see what you had up!

So yeah, I'll show you mine :D )

This wallpaper is made by [ profile] jhava. I've had it for quite a while now (I just checked: 10 months) and I still don't feel the need to change it because this is indeed my Atlantis :D

So, what's more on my desktop:

At the top right there's the rain-radar-map so I'll know what to expect whenever I need to go outside and the analogue clock because with digital I still have to count in my head *bows head in shame*

At the top left are shortcuts to my computer and my folders (yep, josé is my name).

At the top left to right are thirteen clips I downloaded from [ profile] katzgalore, because she filmed the London Expo Merlin panel from the direction where I was sitting, so it's almost like being there again :D

To the left top to bottom are my current favorite fanvids. I always have shortcuts to fanvids on my desktop and they're always the kind that make me happy ♥

At the bottom you can see I had photoshop and [ profile] vensre's post open while making the screencap.

Now show me yours :D

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I've got a bunch of Dreamwidth invites. Anyone interested?

rodneyscat: (Default)
This afternoon we're leaving for our yearly family get together and this time I'm really looking forward to it! Twenty-two people, ranging from 5 to 79 who all get along great and sunny weather predicted so we've got that working for us. No internet, but I've got fics printed.

Will be back Monday evening.

See you then!

rodneyscat: (rayk immature)
I just bought the Britney Spears song 'Circus' off iTunes.

The things that fandom makes me do. Really...

*plays on repeat*



May. 26th, 2009 11:31 pm
rodneyscat: (merlin dreamy)
I forgot to post my latest entries, with reports of my Merlin fandom weekend, by way of Dreamwidth crossposting to LJ and just put them on LJ directly, d'oh...

Here are the links:

Report for the London Expo.
Report for the Soccer Six.
rodneyscat: (merlin dreamy)
OMG Colin... *meeps*

rodneyscat: (tosh)
Last Sunday I went to see the movie with my daughter and youngest son and we were all three delighted; that was an awesome cinema experience! Absolutely something to go see in a theater and not wait for the dvd.

I've started looking for fics, which proved to be difficult because I hardly know any of the writers or the reccers in this fandom and I'm not even sure what exactly I'm looking for. What attracts me most in the movie is actually the way the team grows and all the different bonds that are getting tighter. So here's a hap-hazard list of things I've been enjoying for totally different reasons and some links to rec-lists I've found useful to get me going.

A vid

'Circus' by [personal profile] butterfly
Kirk centric vid, set to a Britney Spears song. Yes I know, watch it anyway, and make sure to watch the download, because the quality is so much better than the streaming files and it's so worth it! Makes me want to dance around the room and then run to the theater to go watch the movie again.


'The birth of slash' by [ profile] eggblue (250 words, Kirk/Spock and Uhura, R)
Uhura gets off on watching Kirk and Spock get it on. More like 'The birth of a slasher'. Fast, hot and funny in a 'oh my god, that's us...' kind of way.

'Just lie back and think of the federation' by [ profile] ifyouweremine (1,300 words, Kirk/Spock, NC-17)
An 'aliens make them do it' fic, but not in a traumatizing way. Silly, snarky and dirty.

'An unorthodox approach' by [ profile] spocktacular (850 words, Spock/Uhura, PG)
Student Uhura approaches teacher Spock and it takes quite some hinting for him to get what she trying to get across. Sweet and thrilling.

'Destiny' by [ profile] gigitrack (1,700 words, Spock/Uhura, Kirk/Spock UST, G)
The growing bond between Kirk and Spock as seen through Uhura's eyes. Painful and subtle, with lovely characterizations.

'To the best of my recollection' by [ profile] svilleficrecs (3,400 words, Kirk/Spock, R)
Spock helps Kirk when he's got trouble with the after-effects of the mind-meld that future-Spock performed on him. Kirk is not happy with the result. I love the concern each feels and shows for the other. A warm and thoughtful fic.

'Nature, structure, variation of' by [ profile] anowlinsunshine (1,500 words, Kirk/Spock, NC-17)
Kirk and Spock having sex in the Captain's chair. Kirk talking dirty and Spock trying to find logic in wanting this. Very satisfying PWP.

'Taking the slower path (we'll get there in the end)' by [ profile] black_eyedgirl (7,400 words, Spock/Uhura, Kirk/Spock pre-slash, PG-13 for violence and angst)
Exactly the kind of fic I was looking for; a team fic, focusing on the growing friendship between Kirk and Spock. Lovely slow build.


[personal profile] butterfly over here, here and here.
Lots of recs with a short but helpful description, different ratings, genres and/or pairings but especially a lot of Kirk/Spock.

[ profile] beachan18 over here.
Long and clear list of recs, different ratings, genres and/or pairings. New recs are marked as such. Includes a convenient list of kink meme fics.

[ profile] melloniel over here.
Kirk/McCoy recs and some Chris/Zachary rps. Haven't checked those out myself, because those pairings aren't my thing, but I love her SGA recs so I'm sure what she's pointing out here is of the same quality.

rodneyscat: (merlin dreamy)
So. The plan was to go camping with my family-in-law next weekend. Now I love them dearly, but we already had our yearly big family gathering for the weekend following that one, and two family weekends in a row was a bit much imho.

Then it turned out that Bradley James was joining Soccer Six, so it was a shame I was going to miss that.

Then it turned out that Colin Morgan was going to be at the London Expo (and Bradley, Angel and Katie) and frankly... some wailing may have occurred *shifty eyes*.

Today I got an email from my sister-in-law; the weather forecast didn't look so well, so they wanted to skip the camping and just leave it at the usual weekend. Bye. Then an email from my brother-in-law came saying they agreed. See you in two weeks.

I may have freaked. Just a little. I may have emailed [personal profile] loreley_se to virtually cry on her shoulder. Some emails back and forth later she's arranged tickets for me to both events and I've ordered plane-tickets.

I'm going to London next Friday...


rodneyscat: (merlin dreamy)
title: 'Merlin Monty Mia!'
vidder: Rodneyscat
fandom: Merlin with a dash of Monty Python
song: 'Lay all your love on me' by Dominic and Amanda from the movie 'Mamma Mia!'
pairing: Arthur/Merlin
rating: PG
warning: It's a silly vid
disclaimer: no, none of the footage I used is mine
summary: Arthur and Merlin want to take their relationship to the next level and ask Uther's permission to get married. He gives them his blessing. And there was much rejoicing.

download: MegaUpload
streaming: YouTube

For one reason or another when I hear this song I see Merlin as Sky and Arthur as Sophie and I've been wanting to mix 'Merlin' with 'Monty Python and the Holy Grail' for quite some time.


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