tellitslant: (renee - home with daria)
Dear [community profile] femslash12 author: eeee yay you're writing me a fic! I love you already. :D I am going to babble a little bit about what I like in fic in general before moving on to what I like about the specific fandoms and pairings I listed; if you already have some ideas, please feel free to ignore the second part of this altogether and write whatever floats your boat.

generalities )

specificities – Warehouse 13, The Good Wife, Sanctuary, Captain Marvel )
tellitslant: helen magnus with a big gun (sanctuary - helen - carry a big gun)
Title: The King is Dead
Author: [personal profile] tellitslant
Fandom: Sanctuary
Characters/pairing: Will Zimmerman, Helen Magnus
Rating: G
Word count: 900
Disclaimer: Characters are property of Space etc. This is a transformative work; no infringement is intended.
Notes: Written for the "Elvis" square on my [livejournal.com profile] sanctuary_bingo card (see the card here).
Warnings: None. No spoilers; set somewhere earlyish in season one.
Summary: Will never knows what he's going to find tucked away in a corner of the Sanctuary. )
tellitslant: Helen Magnus of Sanctuary, seen from the back pointing a gun (sanctuary - helen - waistcoat)
Exhibit A, Sanctuary's season three Helen Magnus AU-self: crazy cat lady.


Exhibit B, Warehouse 13's season three Helena Wells AU self: crazy cat lady.

(see also: Myka's face)

I rest my case: totally the same universe.

(Or: all queer Victorian time-travelling scientist ladies react the same to having their memories messed with? Hmm, needs a larger sample size...)
tellitslant: (lfn - madeline - ooh shiny gun)
The Sanctuary s4 DVDs came out here this week and I picked them up on the way to campus this morning. I am alternating thesis edits with listening to the audio commentaries. (This is working better than you might think. Primarily, perhaps, because watching the gag reel this morning put me into such a good mood. These people are such dorks and I love them for it. Plus, Canadian accents! <3) The good news is that I am back in fullblown love with the show; the bad news is that I am also in fullblown mourning. Show. :(

I am indulging myself with regular doses of giggly ATapps because I am editing my section on 24. OH MY GOD but I hate that show. AUGH. I just re-read the section for the first time since I wrote it and thankfully I think it's fairly solid, which means hopefully I won't have to do a lot of editing, but wow it's snarky. I don't know if it comes through too clearly to people who don't know me, though, so hopefully I won't get dinged on it; I don't really remember writing it, but reading it is kind of cathartic.

I do think I may have to remove the phrase 'manly tears,' however. :(
tellitslant: Helen Magnus of Sanctuary, seen from the back pointing a gun (sanctuary - helen - waistcoat)
Scene: sitting in the boys' living room, flipping through Netflix for something to watch.

Ross: Hey, Justin and I saw an advert the other day, and do you think we would like this Sanctuary show?

Me: ...

Me: ...

Me: ... Yes, actually, I do think you'd like it, although the pilot's rubbish.

Ross: Oh, that's not a good sign... Alex?

Alex: The only thing I know about it is that it's got that actress from Stargate that KK likes, and so she's probably horribly biased.

Me: Hey! I'm watching Stargate for her too, and I know that's shit!

Alex: *chokes half to death laughing* YES it is.

...they still have to finish BSG, but they are warming to the idea! :D :D

*

I was over because Ross had a friend from Canada visiting, and man, I don't know what it was, but I was able to take a step back and identify a huge amount of the Canadianisms he pulled in terms of behaviour, many of which are ones that I totally recognised as being part of my own repertoire. It was hilarious and a little disturbing at the same time. We really do do passive-aggressive in a way that no other country I know of has achieved. :P
tellitslant: Helen Magnus of Sanctuary, seen from the back pointing a gun (sanctuary - helen - waistcoat)
Title: Recursion
Author: [personal profile] tellitslant
Fandom: Sanctuary
Characters/pairing: Helen (Magnus) Druitt (Helen/Irene Adler, Helen/James Watson, Helen/Amelia Earhart)
Rating: R
Word count: 2500
Disclaimer: Characters are property of Space etc. This is a transformative work; no infringement is intended.
Notes: Written for the "Five Senses (one or all)" square on my [livejournal.com profile] sanctuary_bingo card (see the card here). Also supposed to be for [community profile] mmom, but, well, timing. Thank you to [personal profile] sophia_gratia, as always, for making it better.
Warnings: None. Set in the AU from 3x19, "Out of the Blue," prior to the events of that episode.
Summary: Helen Druitt rifles through the materials of her history. )
tellitslant: helen magnus with a big gun (sanctuary - helen - carry a big gun)
Title: TKO
Author: [personal profile] tellitslant
Fandom: Sanctuary
Characters/pairing: Henry Foss (Ashley Magnus, Helen Magnus)
Rating: G
Word count: 1000
Disclaimer: Characters are property of Space etc. This is a transformative work; no infringement is intended.
Notes: Written for the "The Gym" square on my [livejournal.com profile] sanctuary_bingo card (see the card here)
Warnings: None. Set in season one, prior to 1x07 "The Five."
Summary: The first time Henry wondered – or at least, the first time he let himself wonder, consciously – he was in the gym. )
tellitslant: helen magnus with a big gun (sanctuary - helen - carry a big gun)
Okay, on the one hand, it's the Saturday of a bank holiday weekend and I'm up at 8 because I have to be on my way to work in twenty minutes. :/

But on the other hand, we're finally doing our Homemade Sushi and Bad Sci-Fi Night tonight! Which means I need to decide what episodes of Sanctuary to take. (Note that I don't consider it 'bad,' per se, I just needed to shoehorn it in...)

I'm leaning towards the one with Michael Shanks, becase I'm working wth a crowd that appreciates pretty boys. Or possibly the first Nikola ep, because I heart him. Or Breach, because, well.

Hmmm.... thoughts? :P
tellitslant: helen magnus with a big gun (sanctuary - helen - carry a big gun)
I had a brief conversation over drinks with [personal profile] such_heights about how I just want Amanda Tapping to be happy all the time, and then I come home to find out that Sanctuary has been cancelled and ATapps is tweeting about entering the long dark teatime of her soul. MY HEART.

(yes, I'm aware I have a problem)

Sigh, Sanctuary. I barely knew ye. Sadface.
tellitslant: Helen Magnus walking away from an explosion with a gun (sanctuary - helen - walk away from)
Eeee, I got my Sanctuary bingo card! I know what I'm going to be doing on the train journey up to [livejournal.com profile] cosmic_llin's birthday...

(writing my thesis so I can tackle some of these before October, obviously)

card behind the cut )
tellitslant: Helen Magnus walking away from an explosion with a gun (sanctuary - helen - walk away from)
Tell me you want to play and I'll pick up to three of your fandoms. Then update your journal and answer the following questions:

[personal profile] such_heights gave me Sanctuary, DCU, and Stargate.

Sanctuary

What got you into this fandom in the first place?
Tumblr gifspams of Amanda Tapping kissing girls. No, shut up, really. Because [personal profile] sophia_gratia had been pushing it on me for a while, and I tried to watch the pilot and found it really boring, so I gave up. And then last November my Tumblr dash exploded with "Helen makes out with another woman in canon omg!!1!" posts, and I thought, hm, maybe I should watch this episode. So I did, and not only was there ladykissing, there was genre smartness and interesting gender politics and a badass heroine, and there we go.

Do you think you'll stay in this fandom or eventually move on?
I am a total fandom butterfly and there is a possibility that the series won't be renewed for a fifth season, so while there are a lot of stories I'd like to tell I can't imagine I'll always be as invested in the fandom as I am currently. I can't see myself getting to a point where I don't like it any longer (unless I write too much on it academically), though.

Favorite episodes/books/movies, etc?
Ack! Well, the first one I watched, obviously, "Monsoon." Also "Haunted," (because John!), "The Five" (because Nikola!), "Pax Romana" (because Ranna!), "Fugue" (because singing!), and, last but not at all least, "Out of the Blue" (because AU Crazy McPaintsALot Cat Lady Magnus OH MY GOD!).

Do you participate in this fandom (fanfiction, graphics, discussions)?
Just a wee bit. :P I am particularly looking forward to participating in Sanctuary Bingo starting on Sunday!

Do you think more people should get into this fandom?
YES. I would particularly like some more vidders (yes I'm looking at you, you know who you are *cough*). Also, I just think more people should watch shows where the lady rescues herself. Plus it's quite smart about its genre-ness and self-aware and meta; it's not perfect, but if you can get past the dodgy CGI in places it's better than it seems.

***

DCU

What got you into this fandom in the first place?
Hahahahaha. I don't know if I can answer that. You know, in the Serenity tie-in graphic novel, Nathan Fillion writes about going down to Whyte Avenue and poking through the longboxes in the Wee Book Inn and that's how he started reading comics, and... yeah. I don't actually remember when I started doing that. Age seven, eight, nine? The first DC Comic I remember buying new off the shelf was Wonder Woman vol.2 #72, when I was nine, but I'd been reading back-issues for a while before then.

Do you think you'll stay in this fandom or eventually move on?
Comics are my forever fandom. It's true! I mean, seriously, they've been part of my life for a good twenty years now. I read stuff that's not DCU, sometimes, but I can't be arsed to catch up on the X-Men stuff now and the DCU, even the crazy post-52 DCnU, is where my heart is. (Even if I am a bit broken by Wonder Woman. Thank god I still have Batwoman and Batgirl right now.)

Favorite episodes/books/movies, etc?
I am just going to talk about favourite runs, because otherwise we could have a problem. Ask if you want more detail.
Wonder Woman - the Perez run, at least through issue 30 or so, still defines the character for me; Rucka's run is just goddamn amazing; Simone's run does some delightfully subversive things.
Gotham Central - possibly my favourite thing in comics in the last... fifteen years? Because RENEE.
Batwoman - my second-favourite thing? Because KATE, and a canonically queer woman wearing the bat-symbol!
Secret Six - because they are SO WRONG it's amazing.
Teen Titans - totally oldschool, but Wolfman's run back in the 80s on TT and NTT still define Starfire and Raven for me.

Do you participate in this fandom (fanfiction, graphics, discussions)?
Off and on. I do a bit more on tumblr and on twitter and in person. I write fic sometimes, when the need (or the ficathon) strikes. I hang out with the occasional author and write academic papers. You know, like usual.

Do you think more people should get into this fandom?
This is hard for me to answer, because the DCU is so vast and so many people might like only one aspect of it. I think more people should read Gotham Central and Batwoman, because they are amazing stories and beautifully written. I think everyone should read Secret Six, because it is so twisted. I hesitate to recommend Wonder Woman to anyone right now, because it's wonderfully written and gorgeously illustrated and doing horrible horrible things that hurt me deeply. But I do think that comics as a medium are underappreciated and more people should give them a try, and that there is likely to be something in the new DCU for almost anyone if they can find it.

***

Stargate

What got you into this fandom in the first place?
Um. I ran out of Amanda Tapping in Sanctuary and [personal profile] sophia_gratia told me how awesome Sam Carter was. What, I'm totally shallow, I can't help it. I like to say that I'm not really a fan of Stargate so much as Stargate is my Amanda Tapping delivery vehicle.

Do you think you'll stay in this fandom or eventually move on?
Well, there's a lot of Stargates still to watch, so I'm definitely around for a while. And all the Stargates have some Sam Carter, so I'll stick them out. How fannish I stay about it will probably depend on how many stories I see that exist offscreen, because let's be fair: it's a pretty bad show and I'm really just watching it so I can have deep thoughts about Sam. Well, and because I think there's a paper or two in there somewhere.

Favorite episodes/books/movies, etc?
I am only on the early part of the third season of SG-1, so I am relatively early on, but: "Hathor" (because it's hilariously awful and Janet says 'libidinous' and the ladies save the day), "A Matter of Time" (because Sam! being sciencey!), "Singularity" (because Cassie! and Sam having emotions!). I have not yet watched any of the episodes that feature multiple alternate-timeline Sams, but I foresee them being high on my list also, because of reasons.

Do you participate in this fandom (fanfiction, graphics, discussions)?
I write some fic. I hope to write more fic. I spend a lot of time reblogging pictures and having a lot of feelings in email. :P

Do you think more people should get into this fandom?
Again, tough one! It would be nice if more people were a little more active in it, but it is a rather old fandom. I might settle for getting pointers to all the hidden early-2000s fic archives that must be out there... ;)

[i just]

Mar. 2nd, 2012 06:57 pm
tellitslant: Helen Magnus walking away from an explosion with a gun (sanctuary - helen - walk away from)
Here is the thing, internets: I was super excited to see a call for papers go out that mentioned Sanctuary. Because, you know, yay, and also [personal profile] sophia_gratia and I feel strongly that Helen Magnus's legs (which I have claimed in the name of Canada, for the record) need to be a site of academic interrogation. (I have yet to hear back from that conference at Niagara Falls where I want to present my paper on similar themes, rrrgh.) Anyway, so I'm reading this CfP and going 'eeee Sanctuary academia eeee' and then. Then. I realize.

It calls Sanctuary American.

...I am torn between actually writing a mildly nasty letter, and sending an abstract in based on my half-formed idea about erasure of Canada in texts for non-Canadian audiences (see also: where the Canadian Shack Wank took my brain).

(I love my job. Have I mentioned I love my job? I love my job. I don't love the way my fingers are trying to claw themselves into unnatural shapes from typing so much, or how much my ass hurts from sitting. But I love my students and their awesome dissertations, and their uniform disdain in seminar for Janice Raymond, and all the crazy shit I keep getting asked to do even though I'm trying to carve out writing time, and the awesome networking options that keep popping up, and the work I'm doing, and almost all of the people I'm doing it with. I am so squeeful lately, I'm just waiting for the other shoe to drop, you know? :P )

Hi, interwebs. How are you today? :P

ps, I must NOT be allowed to watch the Sanctuary blooper reels in the AT room when other people are around, oh my god. Dead of trying to muffle my giggles. BUT AMANDA TAPPING'S FACE OKAY.
tellitslant: helen magnus with a big gun (sanctuary - helen - carry a big gun)
Title: Diplomatic Relations
Author: [personal profile] tellitslant
Fandom: Sanctuary
Characters/pairing: Helen Magnus/Ranna Seneschal
Rating: NC-17
Word count: 5000
Disclaimer: Characters are property of SyFy etc. This is a transformative work; no infringement is intended.
Notes: Written as part of [livejournal.com profile] halfamoon 2012. And, because I think it's important to celebrate not just the women we fangirl about but the ones we fangirl with: for [personal profile] sophia_gratia, for supporting my dorkiness both fannish and academic. ;)
Thanks: Many thanks to [personal profile] oparu for beta duties! :D
Warnings: None.
Summary: Missing scene from 3x11, "Pax Romana." Following Worth's disappearance, Helen and Ranna take the first steps towards what may be a mutually beneficial future partnership.
I hope we have full diplomatic relations soon. )
tellitslant: Helen Magnus of Sanctuary, seen from the back pointing a gun (sanctuary - helen - waistcoat)
I was out with a friend the other night and talking about how I have decided that 2012 is the year of awesome and happy and puppies with sunshine and all things, and he asked whether 2011 had been that bad. And, no, 2011 was pretty good, actually (though that doesn't mean 2012 can't be better!), except for the fact that I wish I had gotten more work done on my DPhil. Well, I was thinking about that this morning (because I have a meeting tomorrow with my supervisor to go over what I've done while he was gone - which is Not Enough), and while I didn't do a hell of a lot on that project, since August I have developed and/or started three different side/future projects: the Paul Gross one, the comics one, and the Sanctuary one. So I feel a little better about my productivity. :P

In other news: I am probably never learning to vid. And if I do, it won't be until after I finish my DPhil. And if I did learn, I wouldn't start with a vid for a pairing I don't really ship, in a fairly small fandom, to a piano ballad from the 70s that's in a language that most of the fandom probably doesn't speak. But, all that aside - is this not the perfect Helen Magnus/John Druitt song? (The English subs are fairly accurate, if a bit... shall we say clinical? But you get the idea.)

tellitslant: helen magnus with a big gun (sanctuary - helen - carry a big gun)
Hee. I presented my work-in-progress paper on Sanctuary last night - still tentatively titled "Bullets-and-Leather Magnus: Sanctuary's "Monsoon" and the (Post?) Feminist Action Hero," because I can - and did in fact have a bunch of people express interest in watching the series now. \o/ Academic work: it's a lot of effort to pimp a fandom, but hey. :P

During the q&a period:
my supervisor: So if they're going to build a sanctuary for abnormal beings, wouldn't they just call it [name of the building our department is in]?
me: (claps hands) Does that mean we get our very own Helen Magnus? :D? :D?

ps, for the record, not only is [personal profile] sophia_gratia an amazing ficbeta, but ALSO an incredible academicbeta. Humbling, but incredible. :P
tellitslant: helen magnus with a big gun (sanctuary - helen - carry a big gun)
Title: (not much else) as sweet as this
Author: [personal profile] tellitslant
Fandom: Sanctuary
Characters/pairing: Magnus/Tesla
Rating: NC-17
Word count: 5000
Disclaimer: Characters are property of SyFy. This is a transformative work; no infringement is intended.
Thanks: To [personal profile] sophia_gratia, whose betas are one of the best things about writing in this fandom. :P
Notes: Written for [livejournal.com profile] atatteredrose in [livejournal.com profile] sanctuary_santa 2011. Originally posted at the AO3.
Warnings: None. Set somewhere in season four; no real spoilers past "Tempus."
Summary: It's been a hundred and thirteen years for Helen since she and Will were stuck in the psychworm's dream-world, yet sometimes it still seems all too real. Talking about it might help, she thinks - but with whom?
but don't act broken, even when you're broken )
tellitslant: Helen Magnus walking away from an explosion with a gun (sanctuary - helen - walk away from)
I am trying to comment on as many of the [livejournal.com profile] sanctuary_santa fics as I can before reveal, which should be possible – it's a pretty tiny exchange, after all! It is a remarkably high-quality assortment of fics, but here are some of my very favourites so far in alphabetical order... )

As before, guess my own story and I'll write a ficlet of at least 500 words. I may have narrowed the field a bit. Or, you know, not.
tellitslant: Helen Magnus walking away from an explosion with a gun (sanctuary - helen - walk away from)
Help me, flist-wan kenobi: anyone know if there's a good list of fanfic cliches anywhere, in a comm or something? I know about the one on fanlore, but that is both kinks and cliches - I'm looking for cliche-only, stuff like "aliens made them do it" and "stuck in a Canadian shack" and so on. Please and thank you? :D
tellitslant: Helen Magnus of Sanctuary, seen from the back pointing a gun (sanctuary - helen - waistcoat)
Title: With Abandon or Not At All
Author: [personal profile] tellitslant
Fandom: Sanctuary
Characters/pairing: Ensemble (Magnus/Tesla)
Rating: PG
Word count: 2500
Disclaimer: Characters are property of SyFy. This is a transformative work; no infringement is intended.
Thanks: To [livejournal.com profile] sophia_gratia, for amazing beta as well as pushing me till I fell under Magnus's spell.
Warnings: None. No major spoilers. Set somewhere in season two, pre-"Sleepers."
Summary: Inspired by resonant's comments: Whenever I'm exploring new characters, I always enjoy asking myself two things: Can they sing? and Can they cook? Five interlocking five-hundred-word ficlets about the Sanctuary team, cooking, and music.

Cooking is like love; it should be entered into with abandon or not at all. )
tellitslant: Helen Magnus of Sanctuary, seen from the back pointing a gun (sanctuary - helen - waistcoat)
Note for any of my flisties skimming past this - there are spoilers up to the most recent ep of Sanctuary here, so don't click unless you want to be spoiled, including for character deaths!

behind this cut is my Dear Sanctuary Secret Santa letter. Yay! )

In the meantime, have a macro of Cat Lady Magnus. <3 <3 <3

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