Highlander II
20 February 2030 @ 07:57 pm
Fanfiction List  
Beneath the cut is a list of all of the fanfiction that I have posted in one of several places - sometimes more - on the 'net. Usually Dreamwidth (formerly on my LiveJournal), at my website, or over on the AO3's Archive of Our Own. I've linked to all three of those if a work is posted at all three, otherwise, only to the ones where it lives.

Fics listed beyond... )

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Highlander II
27 August 2021 @ 11:04 pm
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Highlander II
01 November 2020 @ 07:20 pm
MacGyver - The Countdown - The List  
This will house the full MacGyver countdown list with links to each of the review posts.

The Full List... in progress )

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Highlander II
01 November 2020 @ 07:20 pm
MacGyver - The Countdown - The List  
This will house the full MacGyver countdown list with links to each of the review posts.

The Full List... in progress )

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Highlander II
30 October 2020 @ 10:50 pm
fan_flashworks badges  
here thar be badges )

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Highlander II
02 April 2020 @ 09:47 pm
a wild meme appears -  
1. Comment to this entry saying 'There can be only one!' and I will pick 3 of your icons/userpics.
2. Make an entry in your own journal (or just reply if you prefer) and talk about the icons I picked!



[personal profile] calliopes_pen gave me these:



i made this one back in the days of all those 'my fandom...' icons going around. i must've been in a mood and there must've been a lot of stupid people irking me, b/c Van Helsing glaring at stupidity popped up and became an icon.




Connor MacLeod of the Clan MacLeod from Highlander II just after he's been 'restored' to his immortal self. i think i made this one for an RP journal. if i were to make it today, it'd get some contrast and color balancing and a bit of lightening, b/c wow is that dark.




made by [personal profile] cleolinda based on her [livejournal.com profile] m15m post - The Prestige in 15 mins. i highly recommend her Movies in 15 Minutes (though she hasn't done any since she did one for The Avengers b/c RL n' shit).

so this is quotes from her M15M about the movie - where she's summarized one of the plot points - Michael Caine tells Hugh Jackman that he needs to steal Christian Bale's magic act and do it better. Mirrored from the original entry at Dreamwidth. Reply there using your own Dreamwidth account or OpenID!
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Highlander II
11 March 2020 @ 06:04 pm
26-ish tv shows  
ok - not really 26 b/c i don't have an answer for one, but - snagged from the 'net - the tv meme...

one tv show i like for each letter of the alphabet (except the one i didn't have one for)

all the letters... )

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Highlander II
07 March 2020 @ 11:54 am
 

How do you feel about cooking?

necessary evil. i can do it, but i really don't like to. (baking is a different story)


How often do you cook a meal (from mostly fresh ingredients, not something ready-assembled that you just heat)?

i try to keep it to once/week... see aforementioned dislike of cooking.


How many people do you usually cook for, when you cook?

just me. since i work remotely at the moment, there's no cool 'food days' at work to cook/bake for.


Do you have a favourite recipe book or chef?

for baking, Alton Brown (cooking too, but his stuff is usually more involved than i wanna play with most days), for regular cooking, https://budgetbytes.com - usually super easy/simple stuff and it all leans toward food for less money.


Kitchen tools: use the fewest possible or gadgets are your friend?

my kitchen is too small to collect all the gadgets, plus i ascribe to the Alton Brown philosophy of 'no uni-taskers'. if something can't perform multiple tasks, it probably can't be in my kitchen. i don't have room. seriously, there are submarine galleys with more room than my stupid kitchen.



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Highlander II
29 January 2020 @ 04:10 pm
snowflake challenge - #15  

In your own space, create your own challenge.

So - I have two:

* Phantom of the Opera - turn 19th Century Erik/Phantom into a modern day awesome drag queen - dress up a doll, do it in photoshop (or other photo editor), cos-play... anything.

* Make a mash-up of "The Greatest Show" from The Greatest Showman and "Life's A Show" from the Buffy episode "Once More With Feeling" - audio only, audio and video, singing it yourself, rubber chickens, whatever works.




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Highlander II
27 January 2020 @ 07:24 pm
snowflake challenge - #14  

In your own space, share your love for a trope, cliché, kink, motif, or theme. (Or a few!)

Yeah - I'm still terribly at deciding which of these I 'like'. I like tons of them and combos of them, but I don't really seek out something specific. Or necessarily write something specific. When writing, I write what works for the story. For reading - I do like a good 'turned on its ear' trope though - that's usually fun when done well.

I think this is pretty much my answer every year. =)




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Highlander II
21 January 2020 @ 07:53 pm
snowflake challenge - #11  

In your own space, recommend a fannish or creative resource.

this question always stumps me, b/c i primarily use the source material as my resource. but - there are a zillion wikis out there for nearly everything that are usually pretty damned good if you need a quick reference and can't go back to the source as easily.



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Highlander II
19 January 2020 @ 10:17 pm
snowflake challenge - #10  

In your own space, talk About A Creator/Someone Who Inspired You.

i was gonna rant about Aaron Korsh and how he started off doing so well, then fucked up a show pretty bad, but you know what - fuck that.

I'll talk about a guy who did some pretty cool shit (and still does):

Mike Rowe. This guy - he decided to go out and talk to just average folks and work in their jobs, putting a spotlight on 'dirty' jobs in, mostly, the US. He hit all fifty states, for sure. He even wrote a song about it -> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k1jiEZ1s5f8

A whole show - Dirty Jobs - about jobs that most people don't consider or think of. And he jumps in, usually being directed into a small space covered in soot and dirt or worse, and does the things these people do every day.

For an interesting read, hit up his Dirty Jobs 'resume' -> https://mikerowe.com/about-mike/resume/ - it's a long list of the various random-ass things he ended up doing.

Also - he adopted a dog and named him Freddy. =)



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Highlander II
17 January 2020 @ 08:49 pm
snowflake challenge - #09  

In your own space, promote at least one canon that you adore.

* MacGyver - the real one. the original. from 1985. i mean, what's not to love about a guy who can kick ass with just whatever random shit he finds laying around?

* Phantom of the Opera - very specifically, the 25th Anniversary performance. though i'm also fond of Ramin's West End performances too.

* MCU - fell into this and i've probably watched the entire series from beginning to end about five times total. it's a lot of hours of movies, but they're fun.

* Highlander - i'm p much required to include this. i don't revisit it often, but i do still have fun with the characters.

* The Dresden Files - PEACE TALKS RELEASES IN JULY!!! this year is also the 20th anniversary of the series. the publisher and the author are doing all sorts of stuff - check Jim's site (jim-butcher.com) for updates.




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Highlander II
15 January 2020 @ 05:40 pm
snowflake challenge - #08  

Rec at least three fanworks that you didn’t create.

* any of the works from [community profile] fan_flashworks
* works from last year's chocolate box exchange collection
* works from last year's Smut Swap exchange if smut is more your speed



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Highlander II
13 January 2020 @ 07:29 pm
snowflake challenge - #07  

Promote/Rec/Sing the Praises of Yourself

* I mentioned this before, but I have an almost 4-year unbroken streak posting to the challenges at [community profile] fan_flashworks.

* I dunno that anything from last year particularly stands out - all of my FFW fic (with a couple minor exceptions) is here (they're in date order). There's my Marvel-BB fic here that I actually finished wicked early (that never happens to me - I'm usually scribbling down to the wire).

* I went on two very cool trips this year - went to New Orleans and Las Vegas. 10/10 would go to both again. (I need to write up about Vegas, b/c I don't think I ever did.)




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Highlander II
11 January 2020 @ 11:28 pm
snowflake challenge - #06  
[snowflake challenge #05 was a non-posting bit =)]

snowflake challenge #06:


In your own space, make a list of things that you wish existed in fandom, or that you'd like someone to make for you. Are you dying for podfic of your writing? Do you need icons for a character that doesn't get much fanart? Is there a story you want to read? Are you looking for new canons to get into? Would you like a collaborator for a project?

Maybe you want more people to talk about a certain fandom with, or you'd love to trade ficlets with somebody over email. Maybe you're new to a fandom and would like some recs to start reading, or communities to join. This is the time to ask!


things i wish existed in fandom... hmmmm...


  • Suits - the idea of Mike pining for Harvey, only to find out that Harvey isn't interested, and they don't end up together. If this exists (outside the lovely gift someone wrote for me a few years ago), rec to me; if not - if someone would like to write more of this, i am so game. XD

  • fanart for any of my fic would be super fun

  • cool fanart for anything with Dresden and Carlos would be awesome

  • more fanworks in general for Dresden/Carlos and Dresden & Carlos





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Highlander II
11 January 2020 @ 01:45 am
do you hear the people sing... (reprise)  
reposting this from ffw b/c i can =)

Title: Breaking the Box Office
Fandom: varied
Rating: R - strong language used by me =)
Length: long af
Content notes: none - aside from the photo of the shirtless guy and my lack of capitalization in random places
Author notes: me rambling
Summary: really - me rambling about Broadway performers/performances. there are a LOT of images and videos in this post.

Breaking the Box Office )

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Highlander II
09 January 2020 @ 08:38 pm
do you hear the people sing...  
my [community profile] fan_flashworks entry for this round is about broadway... not a fic - just some random meta stuff. =)

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Highlander II
07 January 2020 @ 08:32 pm
snowflake challenge - #04  

In your own space, set some goals for the coming year.

i have my [community profile] inkingitout goal of 100k words for the year. that's... that's about it, i think.



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Highlander II
05 January 2020 @ 09:40 pm
snowflake challenge - #03  

Pimp Your Favorite Communities, Fests or Challenges!

a lot of the places i used to spend a lot of time have closed or faded away. but here are the ones i poke around at that are still running:

* [community profile] chocolateboxcomm - sign ups are up now (i think they're still open) - it's a smaller fanwork exchange (word count is 300 for fic); it's light and fun
* [community profile] fan_flashworks - prompt comm, about 3 per month, with nifty achievement badges if that's your thing
* [community profile] holiday_wishes - wishlist comm where you can post your holiday wishlist and folks can step in and try to grant some of them for you. (posting lists is closed, but granting is still open)
* [community profile] inkingitout - a writing goal comm - you set your wordcount goal for the year and there are regular check-ins for some accountability and cheerleading.
* [community profile] intoabar - fanwork crossover challenge - you choose character1 and provide a 2nd fandom for character2 to be chosen from, then you write up how they meet
* [community profile] smutswap - fanwork exchange for smutty fics, like it say on the tin
* [community profile] lands_of_magic & [community profile] starfleet_hq - a pair of landcomms - the first is general any fandom; the second is Star Trek only.



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Highlander II
03 January 2020 @ 08:52 pm
snowflake challenge - #02  

In your own space, talk about your fannish history.

this could probably be pretty long. we'll see how far i get.

early fandoms (80's): The Defenders of the Earth, My Little Pony (the cartoon from the 80's), The Greatest American Hero, Knight Rider, The A-Team, Emergency! - not really any specific things going on as far as fanwork creation, mostly just watching the shows. Somewhere in here, because my dad was a fan, i picked up the OG Star Trek.

next layer (90's): Doogie Howser, MacGyver, Highlander, The Pretender, The Sentinel - this picks up a bit with actual fanwork stuff and the internet with message boards and such where discussions could take place. just to keep the Trek timeline - TNG came in around here, but i didn't really do 'fandom' for it, just watched it. DS9 too. i never could get into VOY (still can't - though i have tried).

next layer (00's): Stargate SG-1, BtVS, Angel, L&O, L&O:SVU, The Dresden Files, In Plain Sight, House, QaF, ST:AOS - so many more fanworks. Plus I think this is about when I learned how to make icons and wallpapers, so those started to happen too. this is also when i started going to Gatecon and a couple other conventions - usually related to Dresden Files stuff. i also picked up LJ-based RP (now DW-based) - which is addicting as hell and still hanging around. somewhere in here i also got started with fic challenge communities and fic-exchanges and such.

next layer (10's): MCU, Suits, White Collar, Hawaii Five-0, Star Trek: Discovery, continuing the ST:AOS - the 10's clearly weren't all that hot for stuff that caught my attention apparently. but that's okay. the MCU takes up about 50 hours of viewing time (maybe a little less if u skip the Hulk movie). more fanworks - plenty of fic, lots of icons, landcomms and more RP.

i dunno if that really does more than just say 'fandoms i was in across the years' - but... that's what i got. (i had to write this during hockey game play stoppages XD)




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Highlander II
01 January 2020 @ 02:44 pm
snowflake challenge - #01  

Challenge #1

In your own space, introduce yourself!


i'm Highlander II - obvs not my real name, but it's the online handle i've had for, we'll just go with 'forever', b/c it's been about that long. XD i live in the US, in Texas - where i've been for almost 9 years now.

fandom-y stuff: i fell hard into the MCU recently and it doesn't seem to be letting go any time soon. i'm kinda okay with that - i needed something new. i expect The Dresden Files to kick up here soon, since we finally have a release date for Peace Talks (it's in july, if you're curious). i still dabble in Suits and MacGyver (need to get that countdown rolling again), and a little bit in the land of Star Trek.

i'm always on the lookout for new things to watch on tv - i'm limited to regular cable stuff and things on Prime or Hulu (which doesn't sound limiting, but i don't have netflix anymore and i'm not up for adding things like HBO and such for 1 or 2 shows).

i write fic, make icons, make photo stories from my action figures/dolls (House cast and an Iron Man), among other things. and i have a nearly 4-year long unbroken streak posting at [community profile] fan_flashworks. i literally just checked my tracking sheet on this b/c i had no idea... and omg.


non-fandom-y stuff: i love hockey. i follow the Dallas Stars, who, since about 1999 haven't been super awesome at hockey-ing. they aren't doing dreadful this year, but we'll see how things go.

i'm also into photography and post some of those things in here from time to time.




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Highlander II
01 January 2020 @ 01:48 am
[ this is a subject line ]  
So - i forgot to cancel my free trial of Cinemax, so i have that for the next month. Which means, I'll be watching some movies over the next few weeks.

Recently i've watched:

new stuff -> Prisoners (weird thriller that i may rewatch when i can actually pay full attention); Crazy Rich Asians and Love, Simon (which were both really good) and She's the Man (which was not good at all)

old stuff -> Mean Girls, Deadpool 2

When i'm not doing that or watching hockey games, i've been watching Rhett & Link on Good Mythical Morning taste random shit. They have this set-up where they just eat random things - either via guessing games or 'will it...' style.

hmmm - i've also watched the entirety of the MCU at least 6 times. all of the movies (i snatched a really sweet 'disney movie club' deal and picked up like 7 of them for almost nothing). i still don't love CA1, Thor1 and AoU, but i can watch them. i do not like at all Thor2, but i can now watch CA2 w/o being bored. the only one that i skip every time is the Hulk (edward norton) - b/c i can't watch that one.

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Highlander II
25 December 2019 @ 05:14 pm
holidays!  
Happy Holidays - whichever you do (or don't) to everyone!

Have my nifty holiday music mixes from years of yore...

(if there are borked links rip megaupload, lemme know, but all the track lists are there)

holiday music post #1

holiday music post #2

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Highlander II
14 November 2019 @ 07:02 pm
look - a post!  
what have i been doing?

* posting regularly at [community profile] fan_flashworks - you can see that stuff here

* attempting to keep up with the two landcomms i've gotten myself roped into - [community profile] starfleet_hq and [community profile] lands_of_magic. the first is all things Star Trek, the second is general fandom whatever (it used to be magic-based things, but they expanded)

* trying to figure out how to tame the smell of chamomile in this soap i have - it's over-powering and makes me not want to use it; it also has bergemot, which i wish was a bit more prominent

* job hunting... i need a new job like 2 yrs ago - srsly, my job is going to destroy my brain; i hate it; it's boring and it sucks my energy away and is probably a huge contributor to my lack of DW participation. suggestions and recommendations welcome - my skills lie primarily in operations/workforce analyst areas. the only thing i absolutely do NOT want is pure customer service work - please, nothing that requires regular interaction with an outside customer base (that's what i'm doing now and i HATE it)

* wrote for [community profile] marvel_bang - The Dawn is Breaking - MCU Peter Parker (aged up)/Tony Stark, which was fun to write and i finished it wicked early (which is unusual for me)

* totally flaked on [personal profile] spook_me for the second year in a row - no idea what happened there, but i couldn't get anything to work. last year i got about 1/2 a fic finished and then it fizzled.

* went to Las Vegas - which was ttly fun! came out ahead on my gambling, which was pretty cool. we went to a Zumanity show and a Penn & Teller show - both very cool. airfare courtesy of bumping to later flight last December and getting an airline credit.

* saw Hugh Jackman's 'The Man, The Music, The Show' performance here in town too - that was fantastic! Keala Settle was there as a special guest and she is fucking AMAZING.


think that's most of the catch-up since the last post. maybe it won't be 2 mos before the next one (lol, right).

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