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03 September 2010 @ 03:25 pm
*tumbleweeds roll past*  
Figures I come back just as most of the flist goes away.... *waves forlornly* To entertain myself, I was pondering my second-favorite fannish activity: yuletide

I've been keeping a bit of a mental list for what fandoms I might want to request for Yuletide this year. I'd have a hard time claiming Vampire Diaries is small with a straight face, even though there's not a lot of fic on LJ. But definite picks so far:

- The Fallen. This is the one I really want and nobody else will likely suggest it. This was a tv movie/miniseries that aired on abc family. It's sort of "The Prophecy" Lite, but much less ridiculous than I expected. Paul Wesley is quite good in it, and Rick Worthy adds some Cylon gravitas, to a story that's an interesting take on angels and the story of the Nephilim. I burned through all three hours in no time, which is no mean feat for me with my tendency to be easily distracted.

- New shows: Covert Affairs, Justified. Probably don't need my help to get in.
- Hawaii Five-O. I saw some of it filming when I was there, and I know I'll watch at least a few, given DDK, Grace Park, and "spot the location" game. So it's likely a gimme, unless it's really boring.
- Jeremiah. It's an annual Yuletide favorite of mine and each year I cross my fingersth...
- the video for Brandon Flowers "Crossfire" because that totally needs fic
- and something I know I'll remember right after I post. hmf.

Any fandom you desperately want for Yuletide, yuletide peeps who are home, too?

Off to work on my big bang, some more. And entertain kidlet who doesn't go back to school until next week... Which can't happen soon enough, for obvious reasons, but also because I need that time to get caught up on everything I missed.
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vegawriters: Jazz - DWilvegawriters on September 3rd, 2010 10:52 pm (UTC)
I go nowhere. :) I need to ramble about the Jazz to SOMEONE this upcoming season. ;-)
lizardbethlizardbeth_j on September 4th, 2010 12:37 am (UTC)
hee. I'm just talking about DragonCon. They'll be back. :)

emmiere: Kara: Destiny Callingemmiere on September 3rd, 2010 11:34 pm (UTC)
Well I'm going, but isn't The Fallen based off a book? I think I read that, didn't know it was a miniseries.

the video for Brandon Flowers "Crossfire"

Heeeee! :)
lizardbeth: Anders - bluelizardbeth_j on September 4th, 2010 12:36 am (UTC)
*clutches you* Don't leave meeeeeee! :) (kidding. Have fun! Wish I was there!)

yes, the Fallen's based on some YA novels, but I don't know how close the adaptation is. I enjoyed the movie a lot more than I thought I would. I only saw it for Paul Wesley, but it had some interesting things going on in it (at least for someone with the same prophecy/angel/destiny fic kink I have *g*) and wasn't half as cheesy as it could've been.
The Proverbial Bull in a China Shop...: Watch Chucksabaceanbabe on September 4th, 2010 02:33 am (UTC)
Chuck. I want some more Chuck, but I don't know if it counts as a small fandom. I'd kinda like some Prince of Persia, too. And possibly St. Trinian's.
lizardbethlizardbeth_j on September 4th, 2010 08:06 am (UTC)
one of these days I'll have to check out St. Trinians... in my copious freetime of course!

hm, Chuck. It's not a good omen that it has more fic at AO3 than Castle does, just at a glance... My magic 8-ball says: "Sorry, Chuck, Leverage, Merlin, and WHite Collar-- DQ'd." But we shall see...
entertaining in a disturbing waylyssie on September 5th, 2010 08:12 am (UTC)
I think Leverage got in last year, and they said it would only happen once?
graycardinalgraycardinal on September 4th, 2010 09:03 am (UTC)
The issue with Hawaii Five-O is that it's scheduled opposite Castle; I sincerely hope that the rivalry does not end up killing one of the two shows prematurely.

As for Yuletide hopes, I have been pimping the same handful of obscure -- and in some cases really< obscure -- lit-fandoms for three or four years now with little success (those who are curious may wander over to my journal and cilck the Yuletide tag; there aren't that many posts, you'll get the idea, and it will save some duplication of pixels [heh]). However, in the department of things not quite as obscure:

Diane Duane has a new book just out called Omnitopia Dawn (DAW hardcover); it's relatively low-tech near-future SF involving the mutant offspring of Second Life and every MMORPG ever invented, which has for once been implemented in a way that has NOT gone disastrously wrong. It's billed as first in a series, and there's no question in my mind that there'll be fanfic eventually, but I am not sure she's laid in quite enough of the right kind of background in this first book for folks to take full advantage of it yet.

Now that Charles Stross's "Merchant Princes" series has completed its current arc (or so he says in the sixth book, out earlier this year), I'd think the moment might have arrived for an ambitious fic-writer or two to tackle some of the loose threads and sidestream storylines.

And last year's YA book from Sharon Shinn (Gateway, about a girl who walks under the St. Louis Arch into a fascinating and dangerous alternate world that's partly Asian-intrigue and partly kind of Mark Twain-like) has a number of fascinating threads that seem ripe for reweaving via fanfic.
lizardbethlizardbeth_j on September 4th, 2010 11:33 pm (UTC)
it's sad, but I barely read at all anymore, so I have very few new lit fandoms I can offer for Yuletide.

Gateway sounds cool, though.
entertaining in a disturbing way: Kara Sam WHAT IS THISlyssie on September 5th, 2010 08:12 am (UTC)

Also, if someone blows up the hotel (the bomb squad was here on Friday--though I think that was for the bank robbery), YOU WILL HAVE TO CARRY THE TORCH, as they'll wipe out 75% of Kara/Sam fandom. =D


you should come next year
lizardbethlizardbeth_j on September 7th, 2010 04:19 am (UTC)
phew, it appears that the 'ship is safe! Now I know a good reason for someone to stay home! :)

There is a tiny possibility we might come -- kidlet is fascinated by whale sharks and apparently Atlanta has the only whale sharks in captivity in the US. But we may be going to Japan, so I doubt Atlanta will be on the plate... :(

and yeah, about Leverage and yuletide. It basically got a special exemption because it had started at such a weird time that even though it was technically season two, it hadn't been able to get into yuletide before. But after that first year passes, it definitely sinks-and-swims on its activity, and it doesn't seem to me that the fandom needs yuletide's help.
graycardinalgraycardinal on September 12th, 2010 08:42 am (UTC)
Another much less obscure Yuletide possibility -- I finally saw Sorcerer's Apprentice this weekend, and clearly there's lots of room for fic in that universe, running in any of several different directions and jumping-off points.