02 January 2016 @ 10:21 am
[challenge] fandom snowflake | day o2  
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day o2:
in your own space, create a list of at least three fannish things you'd love to receive, something you've wanted but were afraid to ask for - a fannish wish-list of sorts.



RECS:

  • book recs! (anything but horror)

  • comic recs!

  • fic recs! (fandoms/ships here)

  • music recs! (i listen to everything but techno+screamo)

  • tv show recs! (everything but horror)

  • web series recs!

  • just rec me things you like :)


PROMOS:

  • who are your favorite graphics/gif makers on tumblr?

  • let me know!


COMMENTS:

  • if you consume something today and like it (be it a fic, or an icon, or a fanvid, etc.) leave a comment saying so.

  • as creators we all know how much it means when someone lets you know they've enjoyed something you created.

  • so just try and be sure to remember to leave a comment letting someone know you've enjoyed their work.




 
 
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[identity profile] mierke.livejournal.com on January 2nd, 2016 05:24 pm (UTC)
I totally don't know you or which comics you like, but two series I'm really enjoying are The Wicked + The Divine and They're not like us.

I also hard a quick look at your list of fandoms (quite a few in common!), and I'd like to rec these fics:
This is a promise with a catch (http://archiveofourown.org/works/1581821/chapters/3360194) (Brandon/Callie)
Let us sport while we may (https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10090831/1/) (B99 high school AU, Jake/Amy)
The way the world ends (https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11003269/1/The-Way-the-World-Ends) (Criminal Minds; I'm currently reading this, so I can't vouch for the ending :-D
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[identity profile] delacourtings.livejournal.com on January 4th, 2016 04:44 am (UTC)
I've heard of The Wicked + The Divine and have been meaning to read it! I haven't heard of They’re Not Like Us before but I just looked it up and it sounds right up my alley. I'll definitely have to get into it!

And thank you for the fic recs! I don't think I've read a Fosters fic before and that one looks great!

Thank you!
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wenchpixie[personal profile] wenchpixie on January 2nd, 2016 06:11 pm (UTC)
TV show Recc - If you're not already watching it, you should check out The Good Wife.

I feel the name put a lot of people off, and the premise, but it's full of well drawn, diverse female characters and it's compelling and I LOVE IT SO MUCH
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[identity profile] delacourtings.livejournal.com on January 4th, 2016 04:46 am (UTC)
I love The Good Wife! I've actually only seen certain seasons/episodes though. I was really into seasons 4+5 and then my heart was kind of broken and I wasn't that into season six. I'm fully planning to go back and rewatch the entire series from beginning to end though!

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dylan_mx: *art[personal profile] dylan_mx on January 2nd, 2016 06:30 pm (UTC)
Comics recs:
Saga (Image Comics, ongoing) is a space opera/fantasy comic. It's amazing both the plot and the art.
It can be sad and very intense at times but at the same time heartwarming.

Lumberjanes (BOOM! Studios, ongoing) A summer girl scouts camp with magic mysteries and frindship.

Scott Pilgrim (Oni Press, finished) The story of a boy that falls in love with a girl, but must defeat her seven evil exes in order to date her.
This one is light and funny and there are a lot of nerdish hints. They also made a movie (Scott Pilgrim vs. the World) which is quite good.


I'd rec some European comics too, but I dont't know which are available in the USA, so just a general boost to check them out if you go to a comic shop, there are some very good ones out there :)
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[identity profile] delacourtings.livejournal.com on January 4th, 2016 04:52 am (UTC)
I read an issue or two of Saga a while ago but completely forgot about it. And I've been meaning to check out Lumberjanes for ages. Thank you for reminding me!

I think I might actually have a Scott Pilgrim comic from free comic day one year. I'll definitely have to check the actual series out!

I'll be sure to look up some European comics as well. :)



P.S. - I love your icon!

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it only hurts when i breathe: misc: hot cocoa candy canes by candi[personal profile] spikedluv on January 2nd, 2016 09:55 pm (UTC)
Books: The Raven Cycle (Maggie Stiefvater); Goblin Emperor (Katherine Addison)

Comic: Hawkeye (Matt Fraction)

TV: Blindspot, Grace and Frankie, Longmire

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Punk: punk rock girl[personal profile] runpunkrun on January 3rd, 2016 10:55 pm (UTC)
I second the rec for Raven Cycle. Chosen family, supernatural happenings, slashy feels, UST, friendship, prep school boys in uniforms, and excellent writing.
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[identity profile] delacourtings.livejournal.com on January 4th, 2016 04:57 am (UTC)
I love TRC! I can't wait for The Raven King to come out. (ALthough, actually, I sort of can because I'm terrified for everyone.)

The Goblin Emperor sounds really interesting, definitely putting it on my to read list!

I was reading Hawkeye a while back but got behind and haven't picked it back up yet, you're giving me the kick in the butt I needed to get back into it.

I love Longmire! I recently started watching it this year, only a few months ago actually, and I'm so glad we're getting a new season.

I've heard of Grace and Frankie and Blindspot before and they've looked intriguing, I'll be sure to check them out!

Thank you for all the recs.
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it only hurts when i breathe: misc: red berries & candles by candi[personal profile] spikedluv on January 4th, 2016 05:45 pm (UTC)
ALthough, actually, I sort of can because I'm terrified for everyone.

Hahaha *sobbing* yes, this!

I've missed the most recent season of Longmire because we don't get Netflix, but I'm so wanting to see it! I'm glad it didn't die with A&E's decision to not renew it. And now it's renewed for yet another season, so that just shows what they know. *g*

Grace and Frankie was really good! I just read that they've already been renewed for a third season before the second season even aired on Netflix!

I would also recommend the Newsflesh series (MIra Grant) if you haven't already read that one. It's zombies, but not exactly. It was my favorite series I read in 2014.
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[identity profile] healyg.livejournal.com on January 3rd, 2016 12:39 am (UTC)
Comics recs! Well, I have read and enjoyed The Lobster Johnson series, by the same team behind BPRD and Hellboy. It ties into those series a bit but otherwise stands on its own. It's about this pulp hero named The Lobster, who wages war against the gangsters and villains of his city through violent vigilante justice! Then again, it might be quite a bit darker than you'd like.

There's also Gunnerkrigg Court, which is available online (just google "Gunnerkrigg Court", natch). It's about a mysterious girl who attends a boarding school filled with weird mythological creatures and junk. The art is pretty wonky early on but it starts improving a few chapters in. There's also a couple print collections out if you wanna check those out.

(Hopefully this will not get marked as spam this time.)

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[identity profile] delacourtings.livejournal.com on January 4th, 2016 05:01 am (UTC)
Both of those series sound really great! I just opened up chapter 1 of Gunnerkrigg Court and am on page 2 and am already liking it so I think that's a good sign! I'll definitely have to check out the Lobster Johnson series as well.

Thank you for the recs!
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[identity profile] healyg.livejournal.com on January 4th, 2016 05:25 am (UTC)
Aw, you're welcome!
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[identity profile] candidlily.livejournal.com on January 3rd, 2016 04:07 am (UTC)
Have you read The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl comic? It's one of my very favorites right now.
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[identity profile] satismagic.livejournal.com on January 4th, 2016 04:11 pm (UTC)
TV show: I've been really enjoying the TV version of Diana Gabaldon's "Outlander". Really good actors, very authentic feel.

Comic recs: I'm really enjoying the Sunstone series (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sunstone_(comics)), which is LGBT and kinky. Great characters, solid story, beautifully drawn.

Book recs: "The Royal We" by Heather Cocks & Jessica Morgan has been described as AU "Kate Middleton" fanfic. That is not wrong. Bizarrely entertaining.

Music: This cover of "The Sound of Silence" is pretty damn awesome.

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[identity profile] creascendo.livejournal.com on January 4th, 2016 09:43 pm (UTC)
I enjoyed the first season of Agent Carter.

I saw GOT listed in your fandoms. Do you follow IDontWatchGameOfThrones (http://idontwatchgameofthrones.tumblr.com/faq) on tumblr? It's hilarious and well worth a read even though it's silent of late.
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[identity profile] hannahrorlove.livejournal.com on January 10th, 2016 01:53 am (UTC)
Comic rec: PS 238. Set at a public school for superpowered children ("metaprodigies") it takes its fun very seriously, and understands children's working minds with a lot of dignity and depth. It's all online, and because it's all by one guy doing the whole story and he's able to plan for this, features one time travel story. That happens over a very long time. At various times.

TV show rec: Scrubs. Half live-action cartoon, half hard-hitting drama, and the most medically accurate show ever made.
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[identity profile] twinsarein.livejournal.com on January 21st, 2016 03:03 am (UTC)
fluttering in on a late snowflake
Comic Rec - I only have one, and it's an old one so you might be very familiar with it, but it's been my favorite comic since I read my first issue over thirty years ago. I just recently discovered it every issue (up to 2014) available online, for free. It's called Elfquest - http://elfquest.com/read/digitalEQ.html. I tried to put in a hyperlink, and it sent my message to spam, so I'm hoping doing it this way, will allow it to be posted.

I could rec so many books and authors to you, for every age group and most fiction genres, due to my job.

A few months ago, I read Echo by Pam Ryan. It just won a silver Newbery medal. It's a great mix of historical fiction and fantasy. It is a YA book, but very well done. Others in the age group Are the Lunar Chronicles - very loosely based on fairy tales, but set in the future. Authors I enjoy are Neal Shusterman and Scott Westerfeld - they both have dystopian sic-fi, among other genres.

More adult - I love Jim Butcher's The Dresden Files (urban fantasy/supernatural - main character is a male wizard PI), Kim Harrison's The Hollows (urban fantasy/supernatual - main character is a female witch rooming with a vampire and a pixie), Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum books (although I've only read until book 16 - these are mysteries with a bumbling female bounty hunter - these are pretty funny).

On my list to read is a book I've seen brought up a lot during this challenge on one other, is called The Goblin Emperor.

If you want any others, please feel free to ask. I hope you find something to enjoy.
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