anyssia: (0-main-kh-heartless shadow)
So. I've suddenly decided today that my old system of 'ell-organized folders + winamp' wasn't enough anymore for me to listen to my music. Whatever.

Except that I only know of iTunes as media library (is that the right name?) and I don't like that software/don't want to get tied up with Apple, especially as I only own PCs.

So, people, what do you use to organize/listen to your music?
Any good alternatives to iTunes for PCs?
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Cloud, Zack y Sephiroth
by ~Caym-kun on deviantART


So far, I've been recced/reminded of:

- Butterfly Effect by Kiraya, 300k words
(http://www.fanfiction.net/s/2707071/1/Butterfly-Effect)

- Green Dreams by I. Mushi, 210k WIP on hiatus
(http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3782200/1/Green-Dreams)

- The Fifth Act by Sinnatious, 170k
(http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5951824/1/The-Fifth-Act)

- A Long, Hard Road by Twig 560k
(http://www.noiresensus.com/authors/a_twig.html)

- Blonde Ambition by sephcounttheways, which is special but I really liked anyway ;) 405k (WIP)
(http://archiveofourown.org/works/632625)

- Mad World by Etrix, 334k
(http://archiveofourown.org/works/501704)

- The Alliance universe by Xenobia, series in progress with 735k so far O.o (currently reading this one)
(http://archiveofourown.org/series/23478)

- Got Your Back by Miko no da, 126k
(http://archiveofourown.org/works/224007)

- Too Good To Be True by Miko no da, 115k
(http://archiveofourown.org/works/224333)

- Prisoners of War by XpaperplaneX, series in progress with 205k
(http://archiveofourown.org/series/7832)

- Serependity by Azurith, series in progress with 112k
(http://archiveofourown.org/series/33696)

- The Mighty have Fallen by Xenobia, 115k
(http://archiveofourown.org/series/21583)

- Full Circle by Dark Hikari Twilight, yaoi edition in progress, but the first version is complete so I've got hope ;) , 101k
(http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8768815/1/Full-Circle-Yaoi-Edition)

- A Box Full of History by Orrunan, 95k
(http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4659395/1/A-Box-Full-of-History)

- The Other World by Jade_Tatsu, 75k
(http://archiveofourown.org/works/462794)

- Try, Try Again series by DreamWeaver619, 62k WIP
(http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6113969/1/Try-Try-Again)

- The Mission by Ardwynna Morrigu, 57k WIP
(http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5496446/1/The-Mission)

- A SOLDIER's Weapon by oniki, 97k, but it's a WIP that hasn't been updated since feb 2012, so...
(http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6661558/1/A_SOLDIERs_Weapon)

EDIT, forgot:

- Ciceqi's Mascotverse, 218k,
(http://uss-spambot.dreamwidth.org/tag/series:+mascotverse)

- Toy verse by XpaperplaneX, 69k
(http://archiveofourown.org/works/181972)



That's everything I've got over 50k. Anything else?
anyssia: (spn-how many tuesdays did you have)




The Doors of Time by [livejournal.com profile] felisblanco


Characters/Pairings: Jensen, Jared, Sandy, Chad, ...
Word count: about 186'000 words .
Genre/Warnings: rps, slash, Jensen/Jared, AU Supernatural, AU Real Life.

Summary: JA/JP AU. About love and Fate and destiny. And Jensen being weird. And piano music. And finding the one person that's made for you in a world that isn't. Something like that.

It’s not like Jensen doesn’t try to fit in and make friends, he really does. It just seems like nothing he does is good enough for them. If he smiles they blink. If he speaks they stare.

And whenever they see him coming they get this panicked look in their eyes like they want to run away and they don’t even know why. A touching story about love, fate, destiny, and finding the one person that's made for you in a world that isn't.

;;;

This story is amazing. Beautiful and eerie and magical and... I can't say how much it touched me. I felt like my heart was three time it's size, half of the time I was reading this.

At times, it's a bit angsty and maybe dark, but it's more magical and beautiful than I can say. It's like a breath of fresh air and hope, and I feel so let down that Jensen's character doesn't really exist, because we need people of that sort so damn hard, it hurts.

It doesn't really read like a fanfiction or even an AU of the Supernatural verse. It's a unique story with characters that we know, and a completely different setting.

anyssia: (0-main-ds-reasons that don't need explor)




Two Weeks in the Alley by [fanfiction.net profile] BajaB


Characters/Pairings: Harry, Tom (Leaky Cauldron), Sirius
Word count: about 12'000 words .
Genre/Warnings: humour, summer between 2nd and 3rd Year.

Summary: 13 years old, a vault full of gold, and two unsupervised weeks in Diagon Alley – What’s a boy to do? Summer before PoA AU, some adult themes.

;;;

Brilliant! One of the rare stories in which Harry actually behaves like a kid. Also, hilarious at time :D

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: (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: (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: (misc-mcguyver solution)
So, I've just spent my whole day backing-up my laptop on my external hard-drive and copy/pasting all my softwares parameters in Evernote.

Thank God for Evernote, by the way!
I've just began re-using it, and it has much, much improved since the first time I discovered it, years ago and didn't find it all that useful. There are so many ways it can be of use! (and it syncs between my notebook (see below) and my laptop, which is ♥)

Plus, I just bought myself a Sony Vaio notebook, because my laptop (a HP Pavillion) is way, way too large and heavy to take with me outside for an afternoon and sit at a table outside a café.
I'm so fed up of being cooped up in my apartment, this notebook is going to be my life-saver! (and it's much more powerful than I had thought! O.O ). By the way, the sync function that is available on a lot of softwares now? I'm in love! It has made getting the Vaio ready for everyday use so much easier!
So, my laptop is Nibelheim (and the session, Sephiroth), my external hard-drive is Hogwarts (because it a huge, 2 To thing ^^) and the Vaio has been christened 221B Baker Street. Of course, the session is Sherlock Holmes! \o/ xD ♥
(No, I'm not obsessed, at all! ;D )

Anyway, the point of this random post? As I said, I spent my whole day saving my laptop and getting screenshots of everything I could think of. The system restore/reboot is in progress, 76% currently, AND I JUST REALIZED THAT I FORGOT TO SAVE MY FIREFOX TABS! T_T

Somebody shoot me. I had, like, 60 tabs opened in various Firefox tab groups, which is why the Firefox tabs are the only thing that I didn't sync with the Vaio: it would have bogged down the notebook.

Ah, well, it's too late for that one. I'm mostly upset, because I lost the Sherlock recs I had opened, but I've been reading [personal profile] snakeling's recs for a while now, so I know where to find the main rec list.

Ah, restore done! I'm going back to the laptop: now I need to re-install all the softwares... O.O HEEEEELP ;)

EDIT: I also forgot to save my Sunbird organizer datas too... -_- Well, it couldn't be perfect...
anyssia: (spn-how many tuesdays did you have)
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Chameleon by [livejournal.com profile] velvet_mace


Characters/Pairings: Sherlock/John, Mycroft/Anthea, Sebastian Moran, Harry Watson, Sarah, ...
Word count: 75'100 words for the first 13 chapters. It's an ongoing story (about a chapter a month, as far as I know).
Genre: Crossover with The Sentinel, AU, Plotfic.
Warnings: Forced Bonding, Non-con, coercion, imprisonment, incesty vibes, mild violence.
Summary: Written for This Prompt: In a world filled with Sentinels with heightened senses, strength and endurance, and Guides, with seductive empathy, who knew that seeming "ordinary" could be John's greatest strength.

;;;

This fanfic terrifies me. The lack of control, the strength of the words. But it's an absolutely beautiful story and not dark but very coherent and reasonable in the way they steal John's life and force him to their will. I don't want to be specific, so as not to spoil you, but I did read in one go, all 75k words, scared out of my mind for John and so tensed in my seat that I can't move anymore. I'm not a fan of angst and dark stories, but this one is so well written and so captivating that I couldn't stop myself from reading it. I literally can't wait for the next chapters.