anyssia: (0-main-misc-keep calm kettle)
So, turn out that my recurring months of 'hibernation' actually have an explanation. I had a blood test last week which revealed several vitamin deficiencies and probably a problem with my thyroid gland. Which wouldn't be too surprising, since my aunt has to take pills to keep hers into submission.

Anyway, not much change recently. I discovered an addiction to James Bond: Skyfall (Q/Ben Whishaw is to die for. Seriously, that hair ♥.♥ I just want to grab him by the hair and... well ;p ). Apart from that, I'm still reading tons of BBC Sherlock and Avengers fanfictions.

Went to see the last Marvel too, Captain America: the Winter Soldier. The movie was impressive, that I have to give them. I certainly didn't anticipate this plot twist (I always avoid any spoilers/trailers beforehand). Still, I'm a bit disappointed because, if we want to be honest, it mostly didn't concern the Winter Soldier. He was just a catalyst. Well, not like that was a surprise. I very much doubted that they would really make it about him, for some reason. However, a third CA centered on Steve reconciling with Bucky would certainly be appreciated.

Another pet peeve of mine: there are not nearly enough crossovers between the movies. I doubt that everything would have happened at SHIELD without Tony getting wind of a thing or two. Bet he'd have poked his nose (or JARVIS') in there a long time ago, or at least, right at the start of this clusterfuck.

Which remind me, I still need to watch the Agents of SHIELD episodes! Seriously, I only watched the first five and there at, what, 17? But I really hate watching movies/series by myself, so I keep putting it off, which means I have to be careful on the web, since I don't want spoilers and, well, ... I could make my life easier, really.

About my writing... Well, I haven't done much. Didn't even finish my Nanowrimo last year (30k words out of 50). If I wrote 3'000 words since the start of the year... On the other hand, I started writing a promising Harry Potter fanfiction, sometimes at the end of 2013, which is almost 13'000 words already. Now, if only I could push myself to write again. I don't know what's the problem, I never feel like doing anything.

Speaking of writing, I've been feeling the need to write a 007: Skyfall shortfic for a while, but I've no idea what about. Suggestion? (knowing that I love fanfics which include the character of Alec Trevelyan, even though he's not in Skyfall and is even supposed to be dead ;) )
anyssia: (hp-house snape fanboy)


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This Cycle of Revenge is Not Going the Way I Planned It by [archiveofourown.org profile] azriona


Characters/Pairings: Sherlock, John, Mycroft
Word count: about 5'000 words .
Genre/Warnings: crack-ish, post-Reichenbach, kink meme prompt fill.

Summary: Someone is killing off Moriarty’s associates before Sherlock can get to them. Sherlock is Not Amused. Vaguely cracky.

;;;

This was a fill for a prompt I suggested at the kink meme, so I might be a bit biased, but I still found it hilarious. The text exchanges between Mycroft and Sherlock were just too much fun and Sherlock's complete cluelessness and the way he was just an inch from a full blown pouting was so hilarious, I was grinning all along.

anyssia: (misc-mcguyver solution)

Well, that was fun— not. ^^;;;

This afternoon, I was supposed to be working on editing my fanfiction, Guide. Well, I did open Scrivener, if it counts ^^;;;

I did many things today, included geeking out over Pinboard with [personal profile] ainyre and [livejournal.com profile] lucime, hoarding BBC Sherlock recs thanks to [personal profile] ainyre too, loading the 'Keep calm and put the kettle on' userpic everywhere, from my AO3 account, to the late Fanfiction.net account, and mainly, CHANGE MY DREAMWIDTH LAYOUT ONCE AGAIN! xD

So, yeah, I really spent my day adapting the 221B Baker Street wallpaper layout made by [livejournal.com profile] fuesch for Livejournal to Dreamwidth.
I don't know much about CSS, except what I can reproduce from a model and I only have basic knowledge of HTML. That's why I didn't make the layout from scratch.
Instead, I used a Abstractia layout by [personal profile] chiming which has the huge advantage of enabling transparency for modules/entries background, which allows us to admire the truly beautiful Sherlock wallpaper all the time.

Most of it was easy enough to tweak. I just had to browse through the code from the layout I use on LJ to find the colours' codes and links to the various images used. What really threw me was the header (aka, this part reading: "...:::Anyssia:::..., Reading, Writing,...").
For some reason, I just couldn't change the header's font colour nor put a background under it. The text still isn't as clear as I'd like it (I wanted to use the beige colour like for the general text), but it's the best I can do.
Eventually (after trying and refreshing the damn page god-knows-how-many-time), I finally broke down and used some CSS to add a background so that the text was readable. It still isn't perfect, but that's the best I can do and it's past midnight, so screw the HTML and CSS ;D (and my grasp on the English language is slipping too with the hour).

Anyway, my point is, I did not make that layout, I just adapted from [livejournal.com profile] fuesch's layout. If you check my DW journal [personal profile] anyssia versus my LJ mirror/backup [livejournal.com profile] anyssia, you'll see that the original layout is much more lovely and as a more 'finished' feeling to it. But, this is the best I can do, and I'm still pretty happy with it :D

(also, this has absolutely nothing to do with the rest of the post, but after listening to British radios for weeks, it's really, really weird to listen to French radios tonight O.o )


EDIT: 2012-07-22
I adapted the LJ layout using another DW style: Modular by [personal profile] branchandroot.
It looks much smoother and prettier. Also, it's easier to read/less harsh on the eyes. With all that, I've learnt a lot about CSS, so it wasn't such a waste of time ;)

RE-EDIT: same day
I also adapted a Dreamwidth profile layout to match the journal layout. I haaaaate tables ^^;;; Give me CSS any day.

anyssia: (0-main-misc-keep calm kettle)


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In the name of science by [livejournal.com profile] maybemalapert


Characters/Pairings: Sherlock/John, mention of Mike and Mary
Word count: about 2'600 words .
Genre/Warnings: knifeplay, tentacles, breathplay, consent issues, Sherlock being a bit sociopathic, (ACD) canon minor character death (Mary Marston), science!kink (not quite medical!kink, but similar?), slightly open ending (though I picture everyone surviving this encounter).

Summary: Written for this prompt: Sherlock is a sea creature and one day encounters an unsuspecting swimmer/diver/angler/whatever John. Of course, Sherlock fucks John with his tentacles.

;;;

Because, seriously, SQUID!SHERLOCK HAVING IT ON WITH CEPHALOPODHUMAN!JOHN!!! What more is there to say? You absolutely need to read it, if only because the BBC Sherlock fandom managed to land a tentacle!fic xD
♥.♥

anyssia: (0-main-sherlock bbc title)

Brilliant posts! Humorous and fun enough that the length doesn't matter. It's very informative and useful for us non-British people who write in the BBC Sherlock fandom and such.
Also, I'm a passionate tea drinker, but apparently I'm definitively not the British kind. I like my tea in loose leaves and with special/exotic flavours :D So it was really interesting to discover that the British idea of tea tends more toward the regular Assam tea bags than loose leaves Chai tea ;)

A Guide to Writing Sherlockian-Tea Habits

Excerpt:
We don’t actually all drink tea.
Yes, I know that this is shocking. The normal righteous tea-drinking folk all agree it’s terrible as well. But there are a few poor, deluded people who claim they don’t like the taste, or that they don’t like hot drinks at all, or who have chosen to live their life sticking two fingers up at the establishment by deliberately refusing all offers of tea even though they know in their hearts that it is a Holy and God-given beverage that sustains life and tastes bloody lovely. The rest of us (and we’re in the majority – 66% of the population of the UK drink tea every day) generally shun all these non-tea-drinking people and look upon them with a mixture of pity and disgust. Mostly disgust.

&
A Guide to Writing Sherlockian-Biscuit Habits

Excerpt:
Biscuits vs Cookies
Let’s get this straight US readers – you can call trousers “pants”, pavements “sidewalks” and bottoms “fannies” *cue involuntary giggles from British readers* all you like amongst other Americans, but if you are trying to use British-English vocab in your British-set fandom fics then you need to know the difference between biscuits and cookies.
You lot think biscuits are little floury bread roll-like things and, as I understand it, slather creamy gravy over them with “grits” and bizarre-looking sausage and other strange Southern US breakfast items. We don’t.


by Enigmatic Penguin (of death)


anyssia: (0-main-sherlock bbc title)

As of November 30, 2013
MASTER FIC LIST


Fandom: # BBC Sherlock #

please, notice me if any link is dead :)

BBC SH )



Fandom: # Harry Potter #

please, notice me if any link is dead :)

HP )

anyssia: (shbbc-sherlock/john sepia love/eyefuckin)


Title: Falling Together

Author: [personal profile] anyssia
Character/Pairing: John, Sherlock
Fandom/Spoilers: BBC Sherlock, spoilers for season 2, ep 3: the Reichenbach Fall.
Disclaimer: not mine and not making money with them.
Status: one-shot, 1'437 words, published on July, 16th, 2012.
Rating/Warning: gen, angst/death fic, shameless re-use of episode's dialogues
Beta (s): [livejournal.com profile] lucime. All remaining mistakes are mine.

Summary: Sherlock falls and John is left behind by himself. Or... ?

Crossposted at: AO3 and SherlockBBC LJ Community


I'm a fake. )

anyssia: (shbbc-i'm sherlocked)


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He’s Not Paid Enough to Deal with This Shit by [archiveofourown.org profile] Janonny


Characters/Pairings: Sherlock/John, Mycroft/Anthea, Moriarty
Word count: about 10'000 words .
Genre: Alternate Universe - Canon Divergence, Humor, First Meetings, BAMF!John
Warnings: none, really.
Summary: One of the first things John did was to write up step-by-step instructions on how to conduct a proper job interview before handing it over to Mycroft for his perusal. There were no kidnapping, deserted car parks or stolen therapy notes anywhere on that list.

(Or the one where John returned from the war and ended up working for Mycroft as his personal assistant slash doctor on retainer. Everything was fine, until he was sent to post bail for one Sherlock Holmes.)

;;;

This fanfic is brilliant. Absolutely brilliant. The snark, the AU, the BAMF!John (there is not nearly enough BAMF!John :D ).
Here, have a random quote: ♥
"When John had found out that there was another Holmes running around London, he had been horrified. Bad enough that Mycroft was procreating, here was another full grown one carrying the same loopy genes."

anyssia: (shbbc-sherlock/john sepia love/eyefuckin)


Total word count for June: 32'815 words.
Total word count for 2012: 71'225 words (none of which were published xD )

• Complete/posted work:
none

• WIP:
Harry Potter - "Adult HP adopts baby HP, Time Travel": 13'449 words
Harry Potter - Mary Sue: 13'656 words (total for this story: 21'945 words)
The Social Network - bad ass mother fucker!Eduardo, Harvard era: 1'796 words
BBC Sherlock - BAMF!John: 127 words
BBC Sherlock - Papa!Mycroft: 1'363 words
BBC Sherlock - Prompt 'heatwave': 266 words
OrigiFic - The boy she wants to own: 2'158 words

A lot of random plots. I was participating in the 2012 June Camp Nanowrimo, which is basically the same thing as the original November Nanowrimo, meaning 50'000 words a month. Didn't make it to the end and I didn't manage to stick to one story and see it to the end, but I still had a good time. Spent a lot of time procrastinating on Twitter and the french IRC Nanowrimo channel, talking with other participants and friends. It was a fun time :)

One of the lovely people there mentioned a new writing challenge that just took off today. It's over there, at http://52shadesofshortstories.com/ (there's a Twitter and Facebook page too, easier to stay up to date than the wordpress website)
Here's what they say about it:
52 Shades of Short Stories (52SSS) is a friendly challenge to see if it is possible to make a living by writing and publishing a short (1000 à 6000+ words) story every week. Join us!

Starting July 2012, I’m going to try and write one short story per week, for as long as I can make it, and I’m inviting you to do the challenge too!


I don't intend to professionally publish anything, as I write fanfictions, but the idea of writing a short story a week is a nice one. I'm hoping that it'll help me get used to write regularly and finish one damn story sometimes. Because, seriously, I've written 71k this year already but I haven't published a word of it! O.o

anyssia: (hp-snape quill)


Total word count for April: 12'770 words.
Total word count for 2012: 28'970 words (none of which were published xD )

• Complete/posted work:
none

• WIP:
3 The Social Network ficlets that probably won't ever be published (4'800 words in February 2012)
1 Independent!Harry fic in progress (see previous post for more details) (6'700 words in January + 11'450 words in April)
1 BBC Sherlock in March (4'700 words). Will maybe finish this one, as it's almost done (it's a '5 times' fic)
1 Harry Potter Mary-Sue fic for my own pleasure. Probably won't be published either (1'320 words in April)
Currently, the main fic I'm working on is the independent!Harry. I have 18'000 words pending beta-reading. I'll start publishing it when [livejournal.com profile] lucime will have more time to look it over :)

And a teaser from the independent!Harry fic (for which I really need to find a title xD ):Read more... )