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coprime: an awesome lady stepping out of a boat (Default)
Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017 11:28 pm
There is something immensely satisfying in saying, "No, I will not continue reading this epically-long badfic. There are entirely too many talking body parts in it for my liking."
coprime: two game-obsessed, winning-obsessed nerds (ships that I ship)
Friday, December 30th, 2016 01:36 pm
Every once in a while as I wander the internet, I come across someone's list of OTPs and have fun reading through them. And then I entertain the thought that it might be fun to make a similar list for myself. And then I give up the thought either because I'm not much of an OTP-type (so the list would be too short to be fun) or because there are way too many ships that I like (so the list would be dauntingly long). It's a thought I've had multiple times before, except this time I was like, "Haha, I bet there are enough ships that I ship that I could post about one every day for a year." And then I thought about it and realized that was...probably true. So I made a list of ships that I like and there aren't 365 on there, but it's close.

I would not be surprised if, over the course of the year, I were to remember/acquire enough ships to make it 365.

So I decided I actually did want to do this! We'll see if I can keep up momentum, I guess, but either way it should make for an interesting ride. To qualify as a Ship that I Ship (instead of, for example, being a ship I've read a bunch of because it's the fandom juggernaut), a ship has to be one I've deliberately sought out fic for or spent a not insignificant amount of time daydreaming about. The actual entries are probably going to be a mix of my personal history with regards to the ship, why I like it, and probably some super-informal recs in a mostly stream of consciousness fashion. There'll be a lot of male slash and het, but not exclusively, and ships can range from super popular to I am the only one in this corner waving this flag.
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Saturday, January 2nd, 2016 02:34 pm
I received Mustache by [ profile] Truth, which is fantastic Joaquín/Manolo/María from The Book of Life. It is sweet and funny and fun and absolutely everything I wanted for these three.

I wrote Weekend Getaway for [ profile] MissHammer in Lupin III, which I really enjoyed writing.
coprime: Marny bouncing (video games)
Sunday, October 25th, 2015 02:00 pm
Dear Yuletide Writer,

Hello! I am so excited you offered to write something for me in a fandom that I love! And I am sure I will love whatever you write. I've included some more information in this letter--some general likes/dislikes and some fandom-related babblings--if you want them, but don't feel obligated to use anything in this letter if you don't want to. I think the best stories are the ones the writer was excited about, so if already know what you want to write, go for it! I will love whatever you write, promise. Also, some sections are noticeably longer than others. I really truly am equally excited for all my requests otherwise I would not have requested them. That being said....

Generalities )

The Book of Life )

Final Fantasy IV )

Gunstar Heroes )

Rosario + Vampire )

And having said all that, my very first paragraph still stands: the best story I could get is one you are excited to write, whatever that story is. I promise I will love it.
coprime: Marny bouncing (video games)
Tuesday, August 4th, 2015 10:57 pm
I once again attended Gen Con with the BF and played lots of new games!

<strike>Seven</strike> Nine Games Behind the Cut )

Once again, lots of new-to-me games played that I really enjoyed.
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Tuesday, July 28th, 2015 12:25 am
So I've been looking for something for the BF and me to watch together for ages. I think the last thing we managed to watch all the way through was Hikaru no Go three or four years ago. (I say he is far too picky, but it's more just that we have very disparate tastes. For example, he's also watching Game of Thrones at the moment, which is a big ol' pile of nope for me.)

But Steven Universe seems to have come to my rescue! It was pretty cute too. I started watching the few episodes on demand has for free, and while I know he often half pays attention to stuff I watch, it's hard to tell how much attention he's actually paying. But then later that evening, he sat next to me on the sofa and asked, "So, did the on demand have a lot of season one episodes that I missed?"

And now we're slowly making our way through the entire series. (So many spoiled reveals due to the most recent 10 episodes being the ones we saw first, haha, but that is how I roll.)

I was not expecting him to like Steven Universe! The show does manage a great blend of earnest sweetness, fun, humor, and science fiction though. Ahh, I can't decide if I want to go search out meta or leave things be so we can both watch the rest of the series without any more prior knowledge. ...Okay, I'm going with the second option, not really a debate, but I sort of wish I had someone else in my life with whom I could talk about things. I don't even know what I want to say about this show, only that I think it's super enjoyable and smarter than I thought it would be going into it.
coprime: a lone man walking through a bamboo forest (Mushishi)
Sunday, January 4th, 2015 01:54 pm
In your own space, create a list of at least three fannish things you'd love to receive, something you've wanted but were afraid to ask for - a fannish wish-list of sorts. Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your wish-list if you feel comfortable doing so. Maybe someone will grant a wish. Check out other people's posts. Maybe you will grant a wish. If any wishes are granted, we'd love it if you link them to this post.

Ahh, I keep going back and forth on how much I want to participate this year. I'm not even sure if I'll end up linking this in the comments of the challenge post. But I think writing out a wishlist will be good for me.

1) I wish people in fandom would stop calling themselves trash for liking something. I think this is more of a thing on Tumblr, and I get that the people saying this are just trying to express "I acknowledge that I am super overinvested/emotionally invested in this thing" with a side of "please don't ridicule me for my investment, I already know I am being ridiculous." But it always makes me so sad to see people insulting themselves like that. Be enthusiastic! There's no reason to put yourself down just because a canon/character/setting/plot/whatever has taken prominent residence in your brain! There's nothing wrong with that! Just think how much duller life would be if nothing ever captured people's imaginations.

2) I wish I had a cheerleader to help me get the courage to actually work on the epic thing. I love it, I want to write it, but every time I go to actually work on it, I get paralyzed by anxiety. And I know I'm being silly, but there it is. I'm not sure that having someone to tell me, "No, stop interneting and actually write. Dooooo it!" would help, but sometimes having someone I'm close to tell me to stop procrastinating does help me actually get stuff done, so maybe. The trick is there's only one person I'm close enough to that I'd be comfortable putting in this role, and the thought of asking her is a whole 'nother kettle of anxious fish.

3) I wish I could make the type of fic I want to read appear magically on the internet somewhere, haha. Every time I finish a canon, I am like, "Man, I wish for epic-length fic about ____," and I am almost always disappointed when I go searching. (It would probably help if the ____ got filled in with "post-canon gen" less often.)
coprime: Marny bouncing (video games)
Sunday, January 19th, 2014 04:26 am
I finished playing Final Fantasy VII at the beginning of the month, and it's sort of taken over my brain. In ways I didn't expect! Like, Cloud is really not the typical type of character I go for. He's way more angsty and guilt-ridden. (Zack is very much the type of character I generally go for, but he's barely in the game.) But I keep watching AMVs going "Cloud's hair is so pretty caked in blood" which what? When has that ever been something I have gone for in fictional characters?

And! I came out of the game pretty firmly shipping Aerith/Zack/Cloud. I am not used to OT3s, much less ones where spoilers. ) And there's something deliciously painful about most fic featuring these three that I am eating up with a spoon, but there is also a reason why I tend to prefer the fluffy domestic end of the spectrum.

It is all very conflicting and confusing!

Which is probably what has led me to write 7,500 words of fix-it fic/not-fic that is somehow not even close to being finished. (It just keeps growing.) And I'm really enjoying what I'm writing so I kind of want to post it if I finish it, but I am also soooo far from objective about it. I am sure it is in English and not completely unreadable grammatically (and has paragraph breaks!), and that is about it. So that is also very confusing and conflicting.

I feel like I need more exclamation points to properly express my feelings about these developments: !!!!!!!

Also: ??!!?!!
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Monday, October 14th, 2013 12:33 am
I'm finally participating in Yuletide again after a two year hiatus. I am simultaneously excited and slightly terrified. (Excited because Yuletide is exciting, terrified because it's been a while since I've done this.) I finally finished my letter, which is waaay longer than any other letter I've written. I just had a lot of thoughts this year, I guess, haha. Here's hoping I don't scare off any potential writers with it.
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Tuesday, January 15th, 2013 01:56 pm
In your own space, talk about setting yourself a fannish goal. Big or small, it doesn't matter. Some examples: complete a bingo, sign up for a Big Bang, write that fic you've been thinking about for years, podfic that story that you love, make a fanmix for your fandom, post that bit of meta or reclist you keep putting off. Maybe resolve to be better at leaving feedback or answering comments. Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your post if you feel comfortable doing so.

Ahh, the obvious answer is to get back into reccing because I have been trying to do that for years now. Maybe aim for around 10 recs per month? That seems doable. I will also try to be better at posting stuff in my own journal; I like writing reviews of things I consume (books and video games, mostly) because it makes me think and quantify what I did and didn't like. And maybe posting recipes so that I have them in a format that's less likely to get lost. Just, posting in general I would like to do more of.

So my goals are: start reccing again and post more frequently than once in a blue moon.
coprime: Marny bouncing (video games)
Sunday, January 6th, 2013 04:59 pm
Stretch yourself a little and try something new. Go play in a new fandom or with a new pairing. Try working in a new medium. Or consume different fanworks. Give that new fandom a go. Listen to a podfic or watch some vids if you haven’t before. Leave a comment in this post saying you did it.

This one was tough to think of something to do! I read pretty widely and capriciously, so stretching my fic-reading boundaries was out. I thought maybe I'd try recording a short podfic before remembering that I really don't like listening to my own voice. In the end, I stuck Pokémon White in my DS and started playing my first Pokémon game.

I bought my DS used, and it came with several Pokémon games (Pearl, HeartGold, and White) that I have been side-eyeing for the past month and a half. I had no clue whether I would like playing Pokémon or not. On the one hand, lots of cute things to collect! I like cute things! (They are possibly my favorite part of video games.) On the other hand, I have a couple friends who are way more into Pokémon than I will ever be who put me off the series. And a third friend scoffed at me when I told her I might play one of the games.

But I'm about two hours into it and thoroughly enjoying myself. I have a fluffly little otter as my main pokémon! So far I have been able to navigate the menus and win battles with relative ease, so I am doing pretty good skill-wise I think. And it is free to stay at the inn! I do like that. I only have four pokémons on my team so far, so I expect things will get slightly more complicated after I capture my seventh pokémon. But yes, I have enjoying what I've played of Pokémon White and am glad I didn't wait for months on end like I probably would have without this challenge spurring me on.
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Saturday, January 5th, 2013 06:21 pm
Comment to someone you haven't ever interacted with before or introduce yourself to someone you've interacted with and friend/follow them. Afterwards, leave a comment in this post with the equivalent of "I did it!"

All the interacting I have been doing due this challenge fits this one! I have even commented on some other people's posts. (DW's latest things tagged "snowflake challenge" page has been fun to browse.) It has been a lot of putting myself out there for me and nerve-wracking in its own way, but I am really glad that I'm actually following through on something.
coprime: a lone man walking through a bamboo forest (Mushishi)
Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013 12:14 am
In your own space, post a rec for at least three fanworks that you have created. It can be your favorite fanworks that you've created, or fanworks you feel no one ever saw, or fanworks you say would define you as a creator. Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your post if you feel comfortable doing so.

1) The Spring Thaw, a Mushishi fanfic featuring Ginko and Tanyuu in a rather shippy but still ultimately gen sort of way. It is far and away my favorite thing I've ever written (not that I've written all that much). I tried to pour all the love I have for these two into this. Mushishi is such a small fandom, but it really is the fandom of my heart and I think (I hope) my small contribution can stand tall next to the other great fanworks people have created for it.

2) [personal profile] coprime_recs, just the entire thing. I have always been proud of the amount of work that I've put into my recs journal, especially considering it started out on DeadJournal without any metadata beyond the fandom name. I've always thought of myself as a reccer primarily and keep intending to get back into it regularly (although not managing quite yet). However, even if I never rec another thing, I still think there are a wide variety of gems in that journal that I tried to bring to people's attention as best I could.

3) The icon on this post. It's from a panel in Mushishi that I colorized. I will probably always be ridiculously proud of this icon because it took so much work for me to make. I find graphics editing programs very counter-intuitive to use and struggle pretty much every time I try using one. (There is a reason why any icon I make nowadays is simply me cropping, resizing, and adding a border to an image.) I like all my icons, but this one is my favorite. I think it's pretty and, well, it's Mushishi.

...It was surprisingly difficult to write that without adding a lot of hedging.
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Saturday, December 31st, 2011 11:58 am
I'm [personal profile] coprime over there too. I've imported my journal and have disabled commenting here on LJ.

I actually moved over there about two years ago but never announced it. (Whoops.) It's just been increasingly clear in the past few years that the direction LJ is moving in is one that doesn't fit me. And, given that I neither pay for my journal nor see/show ads, I don't think LJ will miss my posting.
coprime: animated icon of a boy reading intensely and then shouting "But I don't want it to be over!!" (books)
Monday, August 6th, 2007 10:21 am
Haha, yes! The copy of No Humans Involved that I reserved at the library is available for pickup. So I can get that today and then read it. And Deathly Hallows will be put on hold because Jaime and Jeremy are far, far more interesting.
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Sunday, July 22nd, 2007 10:14 pm
I am vastly amused by everyone's Harry Potter posts because all the cut tags say something along the lines of "Spoilers! Don't read if you don't want to be spoiled!" And I'm like, "Bring it on, oh yeah, *click*" despite how I won't be able to read the book till Wednesday at the earliest.

Tomorrow, however, is devoted to Stargate: Atlantis since SciFi's having a marathon of the second half of season one. Yay!
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Monday, July 9th, 2007 09:45 pm
Man, SGA is just a black hole of a fandom. I circled around the event horizon for three years refusing to get sucked in, watched one episode successfully while knitting, and that was it. Three weeks later, I think I've finally got my brain back.

But! Atlantis is shiny and pretty and fun, so I'm not complaining about my brain being eaten. And if I could tell one thing to the fandom, it would be to stop writing ZPM out as ZedPM. It makes no sense to do so, and I twitch every time I read it.
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Sunday, March 19th, 2006 01:23 am
Dude! I need to see the movie! Because, wow, way to resolve everything in a way that doesn't. And the movie's not going to be released here anytime soon, as best I can determine.
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Wednesday, June 29th, 2005 04:25 am
I have to laugh at myself. I'm reading Good Omens fic, and then suddenly Crowley's being voiced by Christopher Eccleston in my head. While I don't mind, it's definitely disconcerting.
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Wednesday, June 1st, 2005 11:47 pm
I'm in New Orleans with [ profile] glenraven and having fun. :) I'm vastly amused by the fact that I've managed to convert Christal to Nero Wolfe. I'd brought the first season down over spring break, and I'd thought she'd mostly ignored the episodes. But! She asked me to bring down second season as well as a couple books for her to try. And we watched three episodes last night, and she also agrees Nero and Archie are married. It's not even subtle; they're totally married.

I've also been making good progress on the Star Trek: Gateways series. They're surprisingly good, though I'm tired of the books ending with someone walking through a gateway and "To be continued...." It doesn't help that I fell in love with Shucorion and now 'ship Keller/Shucorion from the second book but have to wait for the seventh book for that bit to be resloved. (And for it to be tied into the grand story arc, for that matter....) And, according to Google, there is no fic set in that universe. Very sad.