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*SPOILER ALERT: Cabin in the Woods* It's an older movie at this point, but if you haven't seen it yet, you might want to look away. *SPOILER ALERT: Cabin in the Woods*

Seriously, I was watching The Cabin in the Woods on the Syfy channel, and all I could think was that there needed to be some delicious crossover action happening. That end scene with the giant molten hand... Come on, who didn't think of the burny titan in Attack on Titan?

Besides all that, every time I watch that movie I get angry at them for being like "Welp, it's the end of the world and we could have stopped it. Too bad, so sad." What?! Do neither one of them have any family or loved ones? Are they really that selfish that they're just going to sit there waiting to die, but not do anything to stop the end of the world?

What a couple of assholes. No lie.

Some stories:

Title: Monster and Man -
Author: aliceblue
Characters: Sugarplum Fairy, Ronald the Intern
Word count: 1300
Summary: Her keepers do not appreciate her.
He decides his future accidentally.
(They never meet.)

Title: Through the Glass, Darkly -
Author: alchemyarchetype
Characters: Fornicus: Lord of Bondage & Pain, Dana Polk, Marty Mikalski
Word count: 2629
Summary: Though he's kept bound and imprisoned in a glass cube, the Hell Lord can still reach out. He can still watch as the Sacrifices are, one by one, taken beyond the reach of pain and terror. His reflections are interrupted however when the Virgin and the Fool come to stand before him.

Title: The Old and Upright -
Author: lotus0kid
Characters: Ives (Rave...
Posted: 23 Nov 14 06:02 • More • Comments
I'm looking for artist(s) to help me transform Rolling In the Deep into a kinetic fan novel. I can do all the programming myself -- I'm not looking to make this too complicated -- but I need artwork.

What I need:

*sprites (like cutout dolls. Just full body drawings in png or jpg. I cut them down to 250-400 wide x 600 tall depending on how much junk they're loaded down with. Bigger drawings are better, because I have more control over what I trim, but at this point anything's fine.) - Riddick, Vaako, Hermann as himself, Hermann as Necromonger, Newt as himself, Newt as Necromonger, Pentecost, generic soldier guys, generic Necromongers, etc.

*background images - 800 x 600. Like space scenes and stuff.

Once the kinetic fan novel is done, it will be available for free download (once I find someplace to host it, lol). Right now I'm having a lot of fun learning the Ren'Py program, and I thought I'd make something to share with ya'll. It's just that my artwork is ... not very good.

Btw, any artwork would be appreciated. Even if I don't use it in the novel proper, it would be fun to add some bonus gameplay (check out the omake script at the bottom).

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Ignore the background image. It's just something I slapped on there to check out during my gameplay.

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As you can see, I chose to use the NVL style for this project and gave dialogue breaks.

I have tentative plans for other kinetic fan novels, so if anyone wants to work with me... Well, that would be really cool.

Anyways, contact me here or at feygan(at)gmail(dot)com if you're an artist and you're interested in working with me. I think we could have a lot of fun.

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RIDDICK "There's only room for one alpha-dog on this ship, and i...
Posted: 19 Nov 14 18:08 • More • Comments
Title: Little Bit Strange, But Still Special
Author: Feygan
Fandom: Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Anita Blake
Pairing: Xander/Spike
Genre: slash, action/adventure, crossover
Rating: mature
Blurb: Xander and Spike end up in the Anita-verse, where they have to hide themselves and fit in. It does not go well.

There was a moment chill silence. Anita's glare nearly had a physical presence, it was so focused on the side of his head.

Xander did not look at her, not wanting to give her an excuse to attack. From the sheer malevolence she was exuding, he thought he'd already managed to make her into an enemy.

Open mouth, insert foot, he thought. It was an old refrain, one that had followed him from elementary school and the first time he'd met Larry Blaisdell.

"Xander is right," Spike said, edging in front of him and blocking Anita's view. "We have other things to do and your succubus routine doesn't work on us."

"What is that supposed to mean?" Anita sat up straight, her legs coming together with a snap.

"Please, you think I haven't been around your kind before?" Xander could hear Spike roll his eyes insultingly. "You're putting out all kinds of pheromones and metaphysical whoodoo to jamble folks' minds. You do all those naughty mind tricks the powers that be around her have declared illegal, yet you never once question your own righteousness. You are one serious piece of work."

"What are you accusing me of?" Anita demanded. "I work with the police."

Spike snorted. "And they're probably the ones that have let you get away with everything you do. But you know, pet, just having a badge at your beck and call doesn't make you a hero. You're still a man-eater at the end of the day. You just walk in lofty company."

Anita looked to Jean-Claude. "Can you believe this guy?"

The French vampire raised an elegant brow, but didn't say anything. He'd probably learne...
Posted: 10 Nov 14 17:07 • More • Comments
Title: Rolling In the Deep
Author: Feygan
Fandom: Chronicles of Riddick/Pacific Rim
Character: Riddick, Vaako
Other Places: AO3.
Summary: The Basilica crashes on a primitive world. The Necros and Riddick have to deal with the natives. And giant monsters.

Forty-eight hours after waking to find the Basilica had crashed, Vaako could look around and feel a sense of pride in what his people had accomplished. Systems were coming back online, repair crews were hard at work, the flooded sections were being drained, and Riddick had cleared out the so-called rats, killing and Converting as needed. In all, the situation was much less dire than it had first appeared.

"Sir, we are being bombarded with primitive communication frequency waves. The natives are attempting to contact us," a technician reported.

"I see," Vaako said. "Open a line to the Lord Marshal."

"Yes sir."

There was the gentle murmur of the technician speaking into her microphone. Then Riddick's voice filled the auxiliary bridge. The man had a powerful presence even over the com. "What is it?"

"The natives are trying to communicate with us," Vaako said. He clasped his hands behind his back and stood at easy rest. "What are your orders, sir?"

"Talk to them," Riddick said. "Arrange a meet-and-greet as necessary. Don't mention that we've Converted their people. We'll leave that as a surprise for later. Be diplomatic."

If they'd been in person, Vaako would have made a comment about Riddick urging diplomacy. His lip twitched in amusement. "I'll handle things, sir. Will you be coming to the bridge soon?"

"Nah. I'm down on the troop deck. You handle the natives. I trust you, Vaako." There was a hint of irony in Riddick's voice, but Vaako felt warmed anyway.

"I won't disappoint, Lord Marshal," Vaako said.

Posted: 10 Nov 14 16:41 • More • Comments
Title: Flight
Author: Feygan
Fandom: Batman
Pairing: Nigma/Crane, slash
Main Characters: Edward Nigma, Jonathan Crane

Jonathan tried not to think of Edward. Scarecrow didn't like it when he did it, and his loud grumblings had gradually bled out into random cruelty. The waspishness of his tempter made Jonathan want to cringe, it was a constant violent buzz in the back of his mind.

If Scarecrow came into contact with Edward, Jonathan feared for what would happen. He didn't want Edward to be hurt, much less killed by his alter-ego.

It would be hard having sex with a dead man, so he would have to do his best to keep Scarecrow distracted. The difficult part would be hiding what he was doing from Scarecrow, as Scarecrow would be infuriated if he thought Jonathan was trying to manipulate him.

Sometimes it was difficult being a costumed criminal with multiple personalities. Especially when his second personality was all aggression, rage, and an inability to let go of a grudge.

If it were up to Scarecrow, Edward would die screaming, his heart unable to withstand the concentrated effect of pain and fear. And once Edward died, Scarecrow would display the body where everyone could see what happened to those that touched Jonathan.

Part protective urge, part jealousy, all Scarecrow's need to be Jonathan's only one. There were time when Jonathan wanted to push Scarecrow far away, free himself from his oppressive presence, and live his life for himself. But Scarecrow was part of him, the strongest part.

Scarecrow was going to be with him forever. Which meant that all he could do was somehow get Scarecrow to at least tolerate Edward's presence in their shared life. But how was he ever going to manage that?

* * *

Edward winced when he bumped one of his bruises against the candy display. The cashier behind the mini-mart's cash register gave him a surprised look, her eyes takin...
Posted: 4 Nov 14 20:32 • More • Comments
I feel bad because my fandom self is a more gregarious person. Does that mean what I think it means? *looks shit up* (Gregarious: fond of company.) Not quite right, I do enjoy my solitude to an unhealthy degree.

No. My fandom-self is a more open and exuberant person. I don't put such pressure on that form of me, so there's not so much second-guessing. I am free in a way I never find anywhere else.
Posted: 16 Oct 14 23:30 • Comments
Do you think that if Bruce Wayne had been killed with his parents, Gotham would have been better for it? Think about it, would the Wayne fortune have gone to Alfred? Without Bruce and his drive for vengeance, I think that Alfred would have kept up with the Wayne Foundation and laid the basis for a lot of Gotham betterment projects.

Instead of some rich guy putting on a costume and using Gotham as his personal playground, there could be some actual improvements to the old city. Body armor for the cops, better weapons, tighter security for essential services (like Arkham Asylum, hello!), and maybe some kind of universal medical insurance for the citizens of his city.

I'm sorry, but if I fall into a vat of experimental chemicals, I expect to receive some kind of compensation. At the very least, you owe me a new face.
Posted: 12 Oct 14 03:24 • Comments
When I want to fix something around the house, my first impulse is to look at DIYs or Instructables. Like I've recently been looking up adding a foot pedal to my kitchen sink. It seems pretty easy, and I feel like it's a project I can manage if I know what parts I'm supposed to get.

I'm not very creative with home repairs, but I am pretty poor. It's a definite incentive to come up with do-it-yourself ideas.

I want a foot pedal on my kitchen sink so that I can turn on the above faucet to the temperature I prefer, but use the foot pedal to control when the water comes out. The faucet has to be turned on for the foot pedal to do anything.

There's so many reasons why I want a foot pedal on my sink: Less stress on the water/electrical bills. Not having to feel the ecological guilts about wasting so much water. A preferred water temperature I can set the sink to.

I need to buy all the parts necessary, and then my dad and brother can put together anything we need. I just don't know what's the best but cheapest design to follow and what parts we need.

Anxiety level: It makes my anxiety levels go through the roof to want something so bad and not be able to say the words.
Posted: 6 Sep 14 04:03 • Comments
So, our first attempt at aquaponics has ended in dead fish. We will be trying again after a proper mourning period has passed.

The names of our dead fish: Herman, Jolene, Goldie, Gon, and Leo(riel). They were much too young and they died horribly. It has been a tragic loss for the world ;_;

That being said, I feel as though I have learned a great deal from the experience. We will be getting new fish -- goldfish this time, as they're much cheaper -- and we will be trying again.

Hopefully they don't die like their predecessors.
Posted: 5 Sep 14 03:49 • Comments
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Posted: 26 Aug 14 23:54 • Comments
Have you ever read a story that was depressing? Like, there's nothing
wrong with the story itself and it even has a happy ending, yet
something about it leads to this sense of unending sadness? It's one
of the strangest sensations ever. The sense of unreality. Of wandering
through a world that's not quite in sync with the world that everyone
else is living in. A feeling of unendurable sadness that eats away at
your insides, making the backs of your eyes ache to cry. The worst
thing is not even knowing why you're sad. It happens by itself.
Happiness turns to sadness, contentment turns into an unreachable
dream. Life shouldn't be so weird.

cross-posted at
Posted: 26 Aug 14 23:43 • Comments
Originally posted by Illustrationharperkingsley at EXCERPT: Allies & Enemies, by Harper Kingsley [urban fantasy, mm, superhero]IllustrationTitle: Allies & Enemies
Author: Harper Kingsley
Series: Heroes & Villains (Book 2)
Cover: Aisha Akeju
Publisher: Less Than Three Press
Pairing: Vereint Georges/Warrick Tobias
Characters: Vereint Georges (Darkstar), Warrick Tobias (Blue Ice), Melissa Kim (Blue Devil), Caspian Dukes
Genre: urban fantasy, mm, superhero
Word count: 129,000
Digital ISBN: 9781620043912
Print ISBN: 9781620043929
Note: Can be read as a standalone novel. Non-descriptive lovemaking. Violence and drama. Comprised of three sections, each of which can be seen as an individual story/chapter of Darkstar's life.

Darkstar x Blue Ice

Blurb: The supervillain you love to read is back. Years of living a normal life should have blunted his edge, but revenge has made it sharp.

Summary: In the wake of the death of the Fabulous Kims, Vereint cannot forget Melissa, the little girl they left behind, a girl that now has no family. Certain he and Warrick can be the family she needs, he pushes to adopt her. That she proves to have superpowers only confirms he's right. Melissa is their darling daughter by day, and by night she trains to become Blue Devil, sidekick to Blue Ice.

Then the unthinkable happens, destroying the happiness Vereint and Warrick worked so hard to build—a tragedy so great that the long-vanished Darkstar returns with mu...
Posted: 14 Aug 14 18:37 • More • Comments
Amongst the sad news of Robin Williams' death, it hasn't gotten as much immediate coverage, but Lauren Bacall has died at 89 years old. Here's her page on Wikipedia:

RIP, Lauren Bacall. Loved you in "How to Marry a Millionaire."

cross-posted at
Posted: 13 Aug 14 02:46 • Comments
Allies & Enemies, by Harper KingsleyTitle: Allies & Enemies
Author: Harper Kingsley
Cover Art: Aisha Akeju
Publisher: Less Than Three Press
World: Metahumans
Frameset: Heroes & Villains
Genre: mm, superhero, romance, urban fantasy

Blurb: In the wake of the death of the Fabulous Kims, Vereint cannot forget Melissa, the little girl they left behind, a girl that now has no family. Certain he and Warrick can be the family she needs, he pushes to adopt her. That she proves to have superpowers only confirms he’s right. Melissa is their darling daughter by day, and by night she trains to become Blue Devil, sidekick to Blue Ice.

Then the unthinkable happens, destroying the happiness Vereint and Warrick worked so hard to build—a tragedy so great that the long-vanished Darkstar returns with murderous intent…

Words: 129,000
M/M romance, urban fantasy

Giveaway link:

Giveaway hosted by Hearts on Fire Reviews.
Comment to enter. Winners chosen by random drawing.
Giveaway ends 8/09/14 at 11:59 p.m.
Posted: 4 Aug 14 21:40 • Comments
Title: Fight
Author: Feygan
Fandom: Batman
Characters: Edward Nigma/Jonathan Crane
Genre: action, drama, slash
Rating: Mature
Word Count: 7756
Author's Note: In this story, Nigma is an accepted member of Gotham's rogues scene, but he's only been seriously committing crimes for a couple of years. He is still building up his reputation and hiring his henchmen.
Summary: After leaving Scarecrow to the tender mercies of Batman, Nigma gets pulled in.

Part of the 2014 Riddler Reverse Bang:


Being a criminal in Gotham was like being a baker anywhere else. It was just something people did to make a living. At any given moment there were dozens of henchmen ready and willing to take on a job, and that was all it was to them, a way to make money. There was no moralizing about right and wrong, there was only the fear of being caught.

Edward Nigma, commonly known as the Riddler, didn't usually bother with hiring henchmen. His plans didn't require outside help for the most part, plus there was the pesky need to pay them. No, he'd much rather handle things on his own, which explained why he was already on edge when the Batman appeared outside his warehouse.

The once simple plan had grown out of proportion with the escape of the Joker from Arkham Asylum for the Criminally Insane. As usual, the clown's mere presence tended to stir up trouble.

The Batman was always more ruthless when the Joker was on the loose. His punches were harder and there was a sense of barely restrained rage about him, a frustration with having to handle criminals that weren't the one he really wanted: the Joker.

Nigma had thought it prudent to hire himself a handful of henchmen. They were useless for his plan, but he figured he could throw them at the Batman if the caped crusader decided to show up.

Posted: 1 Aug 14 10:28 • More • Comments
Narcissus sounded amused. "My people receive quite a lot of money to provide the security for the Havenshire. Why would I risk such a lucrative contract with the vampires for you?"

"Because we'll be going after Cyrus Muldondy and it will go better if you help us."

Narcissus laughed. "You certainly are confident in yourself."

"I find that confidence is one of the few things the monsters respect," Edward said.

"Hm. You've got me listening at least. Tell me why you think that I would help you."

"Because no matter what anyone says about you, you have no fondness for pedophiles, and that's exactly what Cyrus Muldondy is."

"Why aren't the local police--particularly RPIT and Anita Blake--handling things? Isn't he the type they usually go after?" Narcissus asked.

Edward made a growl of frustration. "Muldondy has managed to slip through the cracks with his money and his ability to hide his crimes. Everyone knows what he's done, but the law can't touch him. He hunts young boys and the police haven't been able to stop him because he's a vampire and he thralls his victims. They actually help him hide the evidence of his crimes. All the police could charge him with was breaking and entering."

"And I'm supposed to trust that you're telling the truth? I know who you are, what you are, Mr. Forrester. You have no fondness for monsters and you don't tent to bring them peacefully to justice. You kill them, without a warrant or an order of execution. You're a murderous thug, Mr. Forrester. I can smell the blood clinging to your skin."

The "Ted" faded from Edward's voice as he spoke, the accent smoothing away. "If you know me, then you know what I can do. Your contract with the Havenshire won't mean a whole lot if I decide to go in. You can smell if I'm lying. I will be taking Cyrus Muldondy, and I won't let your people stop me. Am I lying?"

"I don't think you're lying," Xander said cheer...
Posted: 31 Jul 14 07:45 • More • Comments
My Riddler Reverse Bang story has taken a turn by become a proto-series. What is wrong with me?

It's Riddler/Scarecrow slash, and though I don't have a name for the series, the story for the bang is "Fight."

"Fight, Flight, and Fury" is the first series, then there's "Love, Lust, and Lies."

My posting date is August 1st. I will keep you apprised.

X-posted at my Dreamwidth.
Posted: 30 Jul 14 00:53 • Comments
Title: Rolling In the Deep
Author: Feygan
Fandom: Chronicles of Riddick/Pacific Rim
Character: Riddick, Vaako
Other Places: AO3.
Summary: The Basilica crashes on a primitive world. The Necros and Riddick have to deal with the natives. And giant monsters.

Precious was grumbling at the lack of kills, and part of Riddick agreed with her dissatisfaction. Being civilized had never sat well with him, the rules of society chaffing at his nerves.

"It's all right Precious," he murmured, digging his fingers into the ruff at the back of her neck. She made a chirruping purr sound and arched under his caresses, demanding more. He chuckled. "There's plenty more rats where these ones came from, don't you worry. You'll have plenty to play with tonight."

He watched as the captured men and women were bundled together in a rough pyramid of bodies. There were some weak cries, but no attempts to escape. He could almost feel sorry for them. The next time he saw them they'd all be Purified and well on their way to being happy Necros.

Riddick gently shoved Precious away. "Come on, let's go find some more friends to play with."

He jerked his hand at his squads of Necros.

They needed to gather up the scavengers already aboard, then they had to seal the breach in the ship's hull.

The Basilica was the biggest asset that they had. It was up to them to hold onto it.

Gathering up the Necro troops shouldn't have felt so natural. He'd spent most of his life being alone. But they were nearly pack, all of their eyes looking to him for orders and leadership, trusting that he was their Lord Marshall and his orders were theirs to follow.

He didn't understand the impulses that turned them into near slaves with their devotions, but he knew how comforting clear orders could be. Just because he'd never been much of a follower didn't mean he...
Posted: 29 Jul 14 21:46 • More • Comments
Title: Journey to Another Hell
Author: Feygan
Fandom: Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Anita Blake

Narcissus raised a sculpted brow, but refrained from saying anything. Xander was almost disappointed and sat on the desk, carelessly pushing Narcissus' paperwork out of the way.

"Is this what you do with your time?" Xander asked. "I was expecting there to be more orgies."

"Perhaps in another hour or two," Narcissus joked.

Xander wagged a finger at him. "Don't you set me up for disappointment, now. You wouldn't like me when I'm disappointed."

"I'll try to remember that," Narcissus said. He lifted his pen, but seemed hesitant to start working. He'd seen enough to know that Xander hated being ignored and wouldn't hesitate to ruin all of Narcissus' hard work.

Xander rolled his eyes. "What am I, a child? I'm not going to ruin your paperwork." Not when it's something you're expecting. I'll have to find some other bit of fun to indulge in. He gave Narcissus a sweet smile to prove his sincerity. Narcissus looked doubtful, but went back to his work.

After a few minutes, a bored Xander slid off the desk and slunk over to the couch against one wall. Narcissus was polite enough to offer comfortable seating to the entourages of his guests. That or he enjoyed having sex in his office and liked a pleasant place to do it. Either way, the couch was comfortable, and once he'd pulled Nathaniel down next to him, Xander had no problem closing his eyes and curling on his side, Nathaniel cradled against his chest like a living teddy bear.

He drifted to the scritching sound of Narcissus' pen against the paper. He brushed his hand down Nathaniel's hip, stroking the wereleopard as if Nathaniel had his fur on.

Xander had always had a skill for finding his own entertainment and for not letting much of anything get to him. A good hunter was a patient hunter, and Xander had taught himself to be one of the be...
Posted: 25 Jul 14 02:38 • More • Comments
Title: Journey to Another Hell IV
Author: Feygan
Fandom: Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Anita Blake
Characters: Xander/Jean-Claude/Asher, Xander/Nathaniel

He prowled close to Narcissus' desk, raking his eyes over the werehyena. Narcissus was careful not to meet his gaze in any way that could be construed as a challenge. Not that Narcissus was cowed -- Xander wouldn't have liked him as much if he were that easily subdued. There was a sly slant to his lips.

"To what do I owe the pleasure of your visit?" Narcissus asked.

Xander leaned his hip against the edge of the desk. He examined Narcissus closely, liking what he saw. "You haven't slept yet?"

"I've got a bit more work to do." Narcissus pointedly looked at the red curtained window, the light glowing around the edges. "Isn't it a bit early for you? The sun's up."

Xander shrugged. "Surprise. Any vampire hunter that comes after me won't like what they find. Though the challenge will be fun."

Narcissus pursed his lips, but didn't say what he was thinking. Instead, he took a sip from the glass of water in front of him and signed a few more pages. "What brings you to me, dear Alexander?"

"Curiosity," Xander said. "Boredom. A few questions that wouldn't mind some answers. You can take your pick."

"Questions, then," Narcissus said, laying his ballpoint pen down with a faint click. He rested his hands together and looked up at Xander. "Is there something you would for me to do for you?"

"Oh, lots of things." Xander leaned closer, nostrils flaring as he scented the air around Narcissus. He blinked and drew back in surprise. "You're pregnant."


"How did that happen?" Xander asked. He knew Narcissus had some extra bits, but he'd figured the guy would be a stickler for birth control. Shifter pregnancies weren't exactly the safest thing around, mostly for the baby, though there was some risk to the mother....
Posted: 5 Jul 14 04:02 • More • Comments
Title: Little Bit Strange, but Still Special
Author: Feygan
Fandom: Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Anita Blake
Characters: Spike/Xander

Spike laid a hand on Xander's shoulder, and Xander felt some of the tension slip away. With Spike to watch his back, they were going to get out of this alive and Penelope would make it home to her parents. He wanted to believe it.

"I thought we were stopping at the hospital," Xander said. He tried not to sound as accusing as he felt, but it was hard when he got the sense that he was being manipulated. He'd heard enough about Jean-Claude to know that the vampire had no problem seeing people as collateral when figuring his plans. If Jean-Claude thought Penelope's presence would give him an advantage, then he would be happy to use her.

"The hospital's the other direction. Jason is taking her," Anita said.

Glancing at Penelope, Xander wondered how much English she understood. Everyone was talking about her, deciding what was going to be done with her.

"Jason won't get in trouble?" Xander asked. "You know, people asking questions about some guy dropping off an underage French girl covered in vampire bites?"

Anita waved her hand. "He knows my number, and I'm planning on stopping by before I go home." She sighed heavily. "I don't think I've had a full nights sleep in five years."

Xander did not roll his eyes at her dramatic "woe is me" tone, but he wanted to. He wondered what Buffy would have said on meeting Anita, and it was no contest about who his favorite vampire slayer was.

"Let us get inside," Jean-Claude said. "We have much to discuss."

Xander turned to Jason before following Jean-Claude. "Make sure you get Penelope to the hospital. I will be checking up on her, and she better be in good condition when I check on her." He glanced at Spike. "Can you make sure Penelope knows what's going on? Like give her our phone number so she can call...
Posted: 5 Jul 14 03:49 • More • Comments
Title: Little Bit Strange, But Still Special
Author: Feygan
Fandom: Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Anita Blake
Pairing: Xander/Spike

"Well all right then," Spike said. "If we feel like we can't keep it civilized any longer, then Xander and I will be free to leave. Agreed?"

Xander held his breath, his hand tightening on the strap of his bag. Spike would hold them off long enough for him to pull a weapon, though he wasn't sure anything they had could do any real damage to a rampaging were. Silver had been outside of their price range when they were putting together their weapons collection.

Jean-Claude looked at Spike a moment longer. "Agreed," he finally said. And Xander didn't sag in relief the way he wanted to. "We will talk like civilized beings."

"Yeah, civilized," Spike said.

Asher had pulled out his cellphone and was speaking quietly. He ended the call, tucking his phone into the inner pocket of his jacket. "The cars are pulling up out front," he said to Jean-Claude. "We should go. The clean up will be handled without us."

Xander assumed Asher wanted his boss off the scene in case the cops showed. There was a whole club full of people that were going to have some questions when they woke up. If any of them were smart, they would learn their lesson and stay away from vampires in the future, but he figured most of them wouldn't.

Humans could be almost suicidally stupid. And in this world, they'd decided to be best friends with the monsters. Like putting a nice face on something that saw people as food made it all right.

At least Spike's always been honest about what he is, Xander thought. Even when it would have been comforting if he'd lied.

Xander met Spike's eye and gave him a nod. They'd go with Jean-Claude and his minions, but at the first sign of trouble they'd make a break for it. Peacefully if possible, or violently if they had to. And they'd take the girl--P...
Posted: 23 Jun 14 03:10 • More • Comments
I had a dream about the new "Avatar" movies. Seriously, I've seen no trailers, read no teasers, but my brain produced this completely awesome thing that I'm still reeling. I will be completely disappointed if the movies aren't anywhere near as good.

Okay, so in "Avatar," the planet Pandora has an atmosphere that humans can't breathe. At the end of the first movie, the humans get sent back to Earth except for the few that are allowed to stay. And the natives are big and blue with fangs and big eyes and like leopard spots on their bodies.

In my dream, humans had returned to Pandora (remember, it's several years travel from Earth to Pandora, so time has passed) and they're back to their mining for ore. Then a jeep (? what?) comes tearing through the woods with four people inside, two women and two men, all tough looking. The lead woman was Zoe from "Firefly," or a facsimile thereof. None of them are wearing any breathing equipment and when they come at the illegal miners, they've got leopard patterns against their skin (kind of like Thundercats?) and they've got fangs and tails.

Somehow, the humans that stayed in "Avatar" were adapted to Pandora and have become very anti-human. There was a scene where Jake Sully is talking into a mirror and he looks like a human-Navi hybrid and he's talking about subjugating the native people, then he's like "Oh, I can't do it. That'll never work" and he pulls his face off and he's a Navi underneath. "That's better." And he'd become very anti-human.

I don't know, it was like I was watching one of those "This will be the fall line up shows" and they were showing the first episode of the "Avatar" show, and then there were cuts from some new "Star Trek" thing and maybe a "Stargate" thing, then I was like "Wait a minute, can I rewind some of these? What's happening here?" and I woke up.

It was amazing.

TL;Dr - the new "Avatar" movies better involve human-navi hybrids that are like...
Posted: 18 Jun 14 16:57 • More • Comments