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Pimping Post: Rise of the Guardians

You wouldn't think a children's movie that opens up on what is pretty clearly a drowned guy would turn out to be one of the cutest, sweetest, warmest, loveliest movies ever, but it is. And the fandom? Also one of the cutest, sweetest, warmest, loveliest fandoms ever. With a more than healthy dose of crack to its name.

So, where better to start than with a miniature picspam? Nothing spoilery, just a few shots to set up how damned pretty the film is.

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It isn't just the imagery either that makes the movie gorgeous. The music is stunning too, and I've included two of my favourite tracks below.

Please note that the "Jamie Believes" song there, the second of the two songs, makes me cry every single time I hear it because of its context in the movie. It's gorgeous.

As to the books? Well, cruelly, they're not finished yet. And the last one just ended on a cliffhanger. And we have to wait until AT LEAST SEPTEMBER to find out what happens next.

However, they're conveniently split into two sets - the "Guardians of Childhood" series, which are novels aimed at fairly young, but not toddler children (think the first Harry Potter book), and the "The Guardians of Childhood" series, which are picture-books that are so pretty I could cry, and don't follow a strict timeline. The picture-books are like Van Gogh's Starry Night had a one-night stand with Steampunk and created beautiful children, they are glorious and the best investment I've made in forever. The novels are fun and playful and have two additional characters who aren't in the film that are wonderful; Katherine, who is an adventurous and book-smart young girl who I adore for being a girl written like a girl and not penalised for it, and Nightlight, who is a mostly-mute fairy-like boy. Katherine and Nightlight have a bit of a Peter Pan and Wendy thing going on, and I love it.

I wish I had more time to go into why the fandom for the movie is also incredible, but I don't think I could do so without spoiling the source material and honestly, in this one case, I don't want to spoil people. I want people to run out and try it and love it.

The movie is beautiful, the books are beautiful, and I think we all need to believe sometimes. Not necessarily in a higher power. Not necessarily in fairies and yetis and elves. Not even necessarily in Santa Claus.

But in something. In better things. And it's not bad to have a movie that shows you there's nothing wrong with hoping for the best. <3
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A very overdue post.

I've been putting this off because it's felt like writing this post would be "final", but with Father's Day coming up and making me feel crappier by the second, I figure now's the time to make the announcement here, same as I have done on Twitter and Facebook.

Hi my LJ/DW buddies. I'm sorry I haven't been around or interacting on here lately (or at all, to be honest, not even to archive fic), and the reason is pretty simple.

On February 5th, my dad died.

It was very sudden. He suffered no pain, he hadn't even struggled to call for help or to stand. He just went to the bathroom and didn't come back. He was 66. It was at home. He hadn't been ill, his heart just stopped, and that was it. The funeral was pretty awesome, as far as funerals go, and it was the send-off he would have wanted. He died my dad, not a shadow of him, as clever and funny and ridiculous as the day I first realised he was clever and funny and ridiculous, and not a day goes by I don't miss him, and not a day goes by I'm not thankful for having known him.

I've not been up to much more than Tumblr and Twitter lately on account because I'm still working my way up to being able to have "proper" conversations with people again, but I'm getting there. My family have been beyond amazing, and my mum has been more than a soldier, she's been a battleship. She's been an entire naval fleet. My sister has been doing well, especially at work, and my little brother has been struggling a bit but coping as well as anyone could all things considered he's still at university.

I figured any of you who hadn't heard via Twitter or Facebook deserve to know, and I'm sorry again for the long absence.

I'll be following up this post shortly with a happier one about the fandom that has been keeping me sane throughout all this, as it deserves pimping.

*hugs to all*
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Not All Those Who Wander Are Lost (Rise of the Guardians, Jack Frost/Pitch Black, NC17)

Title: Not All Those Who Wander Are Lost
Fandom: Rise of the Guardians
Pairing: Jack Frost/Pitch Black
Rating: NC17
Word Count: 7859
Warning: Some ableism (internal and external)
Summary: Written for the DW kink meme: Jack is a high school student with autism, Pitch is his carer, and love is every bit as hard and every bit as easy as the movies make out.

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Word of warning everyone, there's a chance this account has been hacked, so please don't reply to any messages from me you've received since Monday as they probably weren't from *me* me.

I'll be changing my password when I get home tonight so don't answer anything sent in the next four hours either. >:(

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ETA: Aaaaaand done. FU LJ. FU.
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Five Acts Round Seven

The Rules

* Sign up here.
* Post a list of your five favorite acts/kinks to read about. Check out this list if you need some inspiration. At the bottom, add what fandoms/pairings you're interested in.
* Read other people's lists; the master list of lists is here.
* Post comment-fic based on other people's interests.
* Be happy pandas!

My Five Acts

++ Breath/Breathplay: The tickle of breath against the back of an ear, the gasp after being immersed in water, panting due to exertion - it's all about the sound and feel of breath. Or, in the case of asphyxiation, the lack thereof.
++ Foot Fetish: My bullet-proof kink. Sex isn't even necessary, just as long as there is loving (or lusting) attention paid to feet.
++ Fucked To Exhaustion: Sleepy sex, post-battle sex, marathon sex. Anything where one or more of the participants are ready to collapse afterwards.
++ Reunion Sex: True love or beloved enemies, I adore anything where people just plain missed each other before getting back together.
++ Xenophilia: Tentacles, wings, fangs, gills, and anything else you can think of (except knotting - unless the Young Avengers are involved). Oh my!
-- Please No: No non-con, no parent/child incest, no humiliation.

My Fandoms/Pairings

Adventure Time (Marceline/Princess Bubblegum)
Avengers (Bruce/Tony/Pepper, Steve/Peggy, Tony/Loki, Steve/Loki, Clint/Loki, Thor/Loki, Bruce/Natasha)
Avengers RPF (Tom Hiddleston/anyone)
Devil May Cry (Dante/Vergil, Dante/Lady/Trish, Lady/Trish, Griffon/Nightmare)
Digital Devil Saga (Gale/anyone, Lupa/anyone, Serph/Heat, Argilla/Jinana, David/Angel)
Dragon Age (MY KINGDOM FOR SKETCH/TUG FROM LELIANA'S SONG. Also Hawke/Fenris, Hawke/Anders, Anders/Fenris/Hawke, Isabela/Merrill)
El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron (Lucifel/Enoch)
Final Fantasy VII (Anyone/anyone)
Good Omens (Crowley/Aziraphale)
Glee (Kurt/Blaine)
Hellboy (Abe Sapien/Johann Krauss)
Legacy of Kain (Anyone/anyone)
Legion (Gabriel/Michael)
Mass Effect (EDI/Joker, F!Shepard/Garrus, F!Shepard/Thane, Aria/everybody)
Misfits (Simon/Alisha, Curtis/Rudy, Rudy/Rudy, Rudy/Rudy/Rudy)
Persona 3 (MC/Akinari, Akihiko/Junpei, Akihiko/Shinjiro)
Rise of the Guardians (Pitch/Jack, Pitch/North, Pitch/Sandy, Pitch/Tooth, Jack/Tooth)
Seconds Apart (Jonah/Seth)
Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne (Anyone/anyone)
Silent Hill (Adult!Alessa/Heather, Adult!Alessa/Rose, Rose/Cybil, movie!Heather/movie!Vincent, Heather/Claudia, Adult!Alessa/Claudia)
Stargate: Atlantis (Todd the wraith/John Sheppard)
Supernatural (Samandriel/anyone [esp. Castiel, Kevin, Benny, and OC demon-with-a-heart types], Castiel/Crowley, Castiel/Dean, Benny/Castiel, Benny/Dean/Castiel, Balthazar/Castiel, Uriel/Castiel, Raphael/Gabriel, Raphael/Gabriel/Michael/Lucifer)
Switchblade Romance (Marie/Alex)
Terminator: Salvation (Marcus/Kyle Reese)
Tin Man (Wyatt Cain/Glitch)
Transformers Prime (Knock Out/Breakdown, Knock Out/Optimus Prime, Knock Out/Optimus Prime/Breakdown, Knock Out/Starscream, Optimus Prime/Ratchet, Soundwave/anyone, Megatron/Starscream)
Warcraft 3: Frozen Throne (Illidan/Kael, Illidan/Kael/Lady Vashj, Kael/Lady Vashj, Kael/Jaina, Jaina/Thrall)
Young Avengers (Billy/Teddy, Billy/Teddy/Tommy)
X-Men (Charles/Erik, Scarlet Witch/Quicksilver, Havok/Darwin, Wolverine/Nightcrawler, Nightcrawler/Storm)

*** Crossovers *** Feel free :D!

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