quiet_curiosity: ice covered tree (icy)

Hello Yuletide Author,

Happy Yuletide season!

Thank you in advance for the work you will put into the story. I hope that my letter will offer you some guidance.

General Thoughts )
Fandoms and Requests )
quiet_curiosity: (jubilation)
At long last, I have compiled a master list for most of my fan fiction.

A few notes:

1) Everything is separated by fandom. If I write a fair amount about a certain character or pairing, those stories are further separated based on their focuses. Otherwise, the story's focus will be noted in parenthesis next to the title.

2) The term "adult" is placed next to stories written for adult challenges. Your mileage will vary on whether you think the story meets that qualification.

3) I think stories with major warnable material have been covered. However, stories do not have thorough, itemized warning lists. I intend to go back and clean things up but I cannot give a firm date as to when that process will begin or end. So: I Cannot Guarantee Your Piece Of Mind So Please Proceed Into These Stories With Caution.

Edit 7/4/2011: Warning text is being added to all fic posts. I'm using the code from here to set it all up. As of right now, I intend to warn for the biggies (like rape and the various forms of non- and dub-con or character death) and a few other things that, while controversial, can be understandably upsetting (like cheating on a partner or inebriant intake). If there is a sex act in the story, I will describe it in the warnings section. As of today, the Baccano! stories all have warnings using this method.

Baccano! )

Bleach )

Code Geass (R1) )

Dark Shadows (1966) )

Design for Living (1933) )

Eureka Seven )

Fullmetal Alchemist (Original Anime) )

Genshiken )

Mad Men )

Ouran High School Host Club )

Penny Dreadful (TV) )

RahXephon )

Ringu Series )

Ristorante Paradiso )

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story )

Sex and the City )

Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015) )

Suppli (manga) )

Tiger and Bunny )

Tokyo Babylon/X )

While my tagging proclivities are pretty spotty, I do have a few frequently used tags that fic searches may find helpful: challenge specific tags and frequent pairing specific tags.

Challenge Specific Tags )

Frequently Written Pairings Tags )

Anyone looking for the my (in)completed prompt table for my Anemone/Dominic claim can find it here. My [livejournal.com profile] ship_manifesto for them is here.

I also archive fic in the following places:


If you happen to find any abnormalities (like broken links), please do not hesitate to leave a note. If I can fix it, I will do so as soon as I can.
quiet_curiosity: audrey hepburn from the movie charade (glasses)

Hello Yuletide Author,

Happy Yuletide season!

Thank you in advance for the work you will put into the story. I hope that my letter will offer you some guidance.

General Thoughts )
Fandoms and Requests )
quiet_curiosity: audrey hepburn from the movie charade (glasses)
From time to time, I post fan fic recommendations to my tumblr. Below is a master list for those by fandmon. There's not must list so far. Work is slowly killing my will to do anything productive and fun in my free time, but I am beating back that tendency to the best of my ability. I'm hoping to expand on this, especially as a branch into new fandoms and/or get into reading more fic.

Baccano )

Bleach )

Dark Shadows )

Eureka Seven )

Penny Dreadful (TV) )
quiet_curiosity: ice covered tree (icy)

Dear Yuletide Author,

Here we are again! Happy Yuletide season. I have been looking forward to this greatly over the last few weeks.  Hopefully you have as well.

Thank you in advance for the work you will put into the story. I hope that my letter will offer you some guidance.

General Thoughts )

I want to like your story and I'm always pleased with what comes to me when the collection opens. I believe that I'm an easy person to write for. If you have any need for clarification, I am not opposed to questions--either through the mods or even anonymous Tumblr ask.

Fandoms and Requests )

So that is it! I'm committed to these fandoms and I will probably not re-visit this letter throughout the sign-up period. Again, thank you for your efforts. I'm certain your story will be awesome!

quiet_curiosity: (contemplate)
Dear Yuletide Writer,

Greetings! Yuletide season begins again!. I'm exciting and I hope you are as well.

Thank you in advance for the work you will put into the story. I hope that my letter will offer you some guidance.

General Notes )

Fandoms and Requests )

So that is it! I'm committed to these fandoms but I will probably re-visit this letter throughout the sign-up period. Again, thank you for your efforts. I'm certain your story will be awesome!
quiet_curiosity: blonde haired woman in front of a wall looking down (Forlon)
Title: Every Word on a Whim
Characters: Carolyn Stoddard, Quentin Collins
Word Count: 925
Summary: Carolyn and Quentin discuss and quarrel about her new suitor.

Notes: Title from a mishearing of a lyric in the song “Evening Fell Hard For Us” by James Blake.

* * *

Read more... )
quiet_curiosity: (Default)
Title: Can't See the Future for the Past
Fandom: Dark Shadows
Characters: Victoria Winters
Word Count: 219
Rating: PG
Disclaimer: Dark Shadows was created by Dan Curtis and is distributed by MPI Home Video. I receive no monetary benefit from this work.
Summary: No one realizes what they need until it's gone.

Written for [livejournal.com profile] 31_days, February 26 - things made of glass

6/9/2012 Update: Edited this severely. Word count is up by nearly 100 words. Things are made much clearer. Retitled from "Love Fool".

Read more... )
quiet_curiosity: blonde haired woman in front of a wall looking down (Forlon)
Story Title: In the Shadows (On the Page)
Series Title: Scenes from an Alternate Home, In an Alternate Town
Characters: Alexis Stokes, Julia Hoffman
Notes: Set after episode 998
Series Summary: The world of 1970 Parallel Time as seen through the eyes of those who lived it. A series of vignettes that will cover the thoughts and lives of many of the characters, pre, during, and post-storyline. Updated irregularly.
Story Summary: Alexis Stokes reflects back on her first two nights at Collinwood and on its inhabitants unending fascination with her sister, Angelique.

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quiet_curiosity: (Default)
Summary:Dancer Sally O'Hara turns the head of Prince Danillo and the two become engaged. But the law says that the Prince cannot marry a commoner and he leaves her at the figurative alter. Sally turns to a wealthy old Baron. She marries him and collects a sizable fortune after his quick death. Sally is now "someone" and must deal with the renew affections of Danillo and his cousin Mirko.

Stars: Mae Murray, John Gilbert, Roy D'Arcy, Josephine Crowell, Tully Marshall, George Fawcett
Directed by: Erich von Stroheim

Viewed via: TCM/DRV (a long time ago)
Current Commercial Availability: Warner Archive DVR Program

Read more... )
quiet_curiosity: (Default)
Dear Yuletide Writer,

Hello! It's that time of year again. Are you excited? I am. And, thank you in advance for your effort.

What I usually go for in fic:

1) I can be a bit of an angst queen. I like to write it and I like to read it. That said, I'm not a big fan of death fic. Depending on the fandom, I'm put off by excessive violence. There's one fandom in this list in which that won't be a big deal.

2) I also like quiet, almost slice-of-life style stories. I like stories that can explore the small emotional truths of everyday life. I like drama with bits of humor placed in at the appropriate moments. Fluff is fine for the right characters and fandoms.

3) While I have a certain fondness for smut (of the het, slash, and femslash varieties), I don't necessarily search for it or expect it in most of what I read. I'm also pretty vanilla with my smut preferences. Outright romance without sex is great. UST can be even better. And, of course, I love gen.

I am not that hard to please.

The Requests
request time! (forgive my wordiness) )

Again, thank you for your Yuletide efforts. Whatever you do, I'm sure it'll be awesome!
quiet_curiosity: (Blergh)
Summary: Jerry Seevers comes back from WWI injured physically (doctors offer him a bleak long-term prognosis) and emotionally (his fiancee gets cold feet). And so he decides to spend his last few months drinking and bonding with escorts. He hits it off with one of these women and, on a particularly drunken night, decides to marry her. The light of day shows him what a horrible idea that was and he tries to convince her to annul. She loves him and refuses to do so. He flees out to the family ranch in Arizona. She is right on his tail, ready to make this marriage work.

Starring: John Gilbert, Lois Moran, El Brindel, Ralph Bellamy, Madge Evans, Frank Conroy, Hedda Hopper, Willie Fung
Directed by: Harry Beaumont

Viewed Via: TCM/DVR
Current Commercial Availability: Unavailable

Of course I want a divorce. Everybody wants a divorce. That's what marriage is for. )

Should you see this movie? No. It would help you understand the kind of parts that aided in the destruction of John Gilbert's career, but you'd be better off just hearing about how much it sucked than actually witnessing it for yourself.
quiet_curiosity: (Better than thou)
Summary: Paul Beaumont places all of his trust in his wife and his patron. For this, he is betrayed and humiliated in front of his peers. And so the inventor starts over, shucking off much of his old identity and reinventing a new one from the dregs: a clown who is slapped repeatedly for the audience's amusement. Eventually, his former patron reappears, this time as the potential beau of one of the performers - one who our hero and the horseman hold great affection.

Starring: Lon Chaney, Norma Shearer, John Gilbert, Ruth King, Ford Sterling, Marc McDermott, Tully Marshall
Directed by: Victor Sjöström (credited here as Victor Seastrom)

Viewed Via: TCM/DVR (still going strong until I [a] clean out my queue of uncommented upon movies and [b] watch everything on the DVR - which hasn't really happened because...well...Buster Keaton month y'all!)
Current Commercial Availability: Warner Archive DVR program

Read more... )

I really loved this. It's beautifully shot, well acted, and moving in both an emotional and "meta" way.
quiet_curiosity: (Default)
Summary: A tale of two families - one who wasted away their money and another who held on to it with an iron grip. Lives are shaken when the suddenly poor cousin moves in their home from the city. An unlikely romance blooms between the two young cousins as the father uses the young man's situation to his own benefit.

Starring: Alice Terry, Rudolph Valentino, Ralph Lewis, Edna Demaurey,
Directed by: Rex Ingram

Viewed Via: TCM/DVR (soon to be a tag of the past)
Current Commercial Availability: Unavailable

Read more... )
quiet_curiosity: (unimpressed)
Summary: Lillie is frustrated that her husband gives her little attention or affection. This doesn't much change after they make the acquaintanceship of Prince de Gace. Lillie knows about the Prince's penchant for cruelty but her husband is fascinated by him. Tensions swirl as Lillie deals with the, at first, unwanted affections of the Prince and tries to demand attention from her husband.

Starring: Greta Garbo, Nils Asther, Lewis Stone
Directed by: Sidney Franklin

Viewed Via: TCM/DVR
Current Commercial Availability: Warner Archive DVR Program

spoilers )

To sum it all up: hated it.

First Impressions Master List
quiet_curiosity: (Naked Togetherness)
Title: Appreication
Fandom: Eureka Seven
Spoilers: Post EP 37
Pairing: Dominic/Anemone
Rating: PG
Words: 1169
Disclaimer: Eureka Seven was created by Studio BONES and is distributed by Bandai.
Summary: Anemone goes off on a mission and Dominic doesn't realize the importance.

Kiss #7 - Superstar

Read more... )

30 Kisses Theme Table
quiet_curiosity: (big eyes)
Summary: Dumas' story is transposed to the Paris of the roaring 20s. Marguerite is still the tubercular belle of the party and Armand is still the lovelorn puppy who longs to save her. While they find happiness for a time, forces outside of their control threaten to tear their bond asunder.

Starring: Alla Nazimova, Rudolph Valentino, Rex Cherryman, Arthur Hoyt, Zeffie Tilbury, Patsy Ruth Miller, Elinor Oliver, William Orlamond, Consuelo Flowerton
Directed by: Ray C. Smallwood

Viewed Via: TCM/DVR
Current Commercial Availability: Camille (1937) (as an extra feature)(Warner Home Video R1)


Don't go into this movie looking for romance. Don't go into this movie looking for classic performances. Check it out for the excellent design sensibility and the out-there end.

First Impressions Master List
quiet_curiosity: (unimpressed)
My multiple attempts to watch Marie Antoinette have been documented. I almost had another "Oh fuck me!" story when the disk from Netflix froze about 45 minutes in. Luckily, I had my absolutely terrible commerical disk cleaning/repairing device and the day was saved.

Quick Impressions? Come right this way )

More thoughts later...but no promises.
quiet_curiosity: (Heart)
Summary: Molly is the eldest child on a swamp surrounded "baby farm" and it's her duty to keep moral high among the brood. But when complications arise from Mr. Grimes acquiring a new baby, Molly realizes that she and kids can no longer stay put.

Starring: Mary Pickford, Gustav von Seyffertitz, Charlotte Mineau, Spec O'Donnell, Mary Louise Miller, Monty O'Grady, Billy Butts, Jack Lavine, Billy Jones, Muriel MacCormac, Florence Rogan, Sylvia Bernard, Mary Frances McLean
Directed by:William Beaudine

Viewed Via: TCM/DVR
Current Commercial Availability: Sparrows (R1 - Milestone/Image - Amazon has it as OOP)

Read more... )

So, I obviously had a few problems with this one. But I still enjoyed it. Pickford and the older kids are excellent and the film makes good use of its environment.

First Impressions Master List


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