Steepster's Ultimate Fan Fic Thread!

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Cavocorax said

A quick little Cumberbatch fic: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7929229/1/Day_out_with_Benedict_Cumberbatch

I’m not even that mesmerized by the actor but I died laughing.

Shmiracles said

hahhahahhha oh fangirlz!!

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OMGsrsly said

Just downloaded a bunch of stories! Thanks, tea peeps! :D

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Cavocorax said

Is anyone here into Mass Effect?

I just re-watched this fanvid and it put me.in tears. It’s just so beautifully done that I HAVE to share it, even if no one here cares:
http://beccatoria.dreamwidth.org/174408.html?view=2609992&posted=1#cmt2609992

OMGsrsly said

:D I don’t have a TV/game system/decent enough computer, so I don’t really play anything (my Teen Wofls Sims are pretty much the limit!), but some fanvids are just awesome. I’m gonna have to watch this one when I get home.

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Shmiracles said

not fan fic specific but i wanted to tell someone and i don’t have any rl marvel friends so…
it might be old news to you about Avengers 2 casting but, Elizabeth Olsen will be the Scarlet Witch and ‘Kickass’ is going to be Quicksilver.
on a pouty-face note, Edgar Wright and the actor himself are both saying that Simon Pegg will not be playing Ant-Man. and I super trust Edgar Wright, but I do think that Simon Pegg is a great actor. and he could have the weight to balance and match the avengers actors very well. it’s only cuz he makes funny movies and plays funny roles that he’s not regarded as high as some of the big names. though I’m sure that whoever they do get will fit into our avengers fan fic just fine eh?

also. loving agents of shield! Which in my house is called ‘the phil coulson show’ and is described as adorkable and the amount of times i giddily say ’he’s such a nerd’ and clap during each episode is no less than 5.

go Avengers!

Shmiracles said

Fandom blabs!
oh hey, so Michael Douglas is gonna be Dr. Hank Pym Ant-Man and Paul Rudd is gonna be Scott Lang thief-to-save-his-daughter Ant-Man. so i guess that answers that.

and it seems possible that Evangeline Lilly will be The Wasp? though there is also speculation that she might just be involved in the future Netflix/Marvel stuff as Ms Marvel or Jessica Jones or Spider-Woman etc etc. (in one comic Jessica Jones is married to Scott Lang but who knows, cuz in another she is dating Luke Cage who will also have a netflix show)

and also Paul Bettany is gonna be The Vision in ‘Age of Ultron’. which YAY because that guy is generally in bad movies but i think he’s actually a very good actor. and they are probably making a way that Ultron turns JARVIS into Vision. cuz Ultron is getting a new origin story also. go Whedon!

so basically Michael Douglas, Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, and Paul Bettany will all be eventually added to the fics. all thee ficz!!

i trust Edgar Wright to write/direct women characters better than most. i seriously do. and i hope Marvel Studios will let him.

also they are discussing a Black Widow movie to be in the Phase 3 marvel films. (Ant-Man, Doctor Strange, Avengers 3, Cap 3) but they’ve been rumoring that for what feels like yearzzz.

(i still like that sculpture someone did of Clark Gregg as ‘The Vision’.)

Shmiracles said

okay here i go again!
this new Winter Soldier extended clip is giving me fandom conniptions:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ORJAE3pVOMY

Cavocorax said

Oh man, you know SO MUCH more about the Avengers than I do. I’ve read a lot of Batman/DC comics, but until the Avengers movie came out I really hadn’t put much into Marvel. And then I watched the movie and realized I need to read all of those too!!!

Man, I hope Black Widow gets her own movie, or at least shares one with Hawkeye or something because she’s such a BAMF!

I do know about Thanos though! When we finished the movie my bf practically jumped out of his chair with excitement. I really love how they are making such an epic thing out of all these movies and tieing them together.

<3 Winter Soldier.

OMGsrsly said

I AM SO EXCITE! :D I hope there’s LOTS of Natasha kicking butt in this film. And hopefully I don’t fall asleep during this one like I did the Avengers. Umm.

Shmiracles said

okay so Edgar Wright is not directing AntMan anymore. i’m totally sad about it.
and then Adam McKay that directed Anchorman and The Other Guys was offered the job and said yes.
but then he said no less than 24 hrs later.
so i’m smelling a slight case of doom for this movie.
they should just dump Rudd and (sorry i love you man, but) let Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg do their thing. cuz it’s a poetical and brilliant thing.

Shmiracles said

also i was VERY happy with Widow in Cap2!
handled her so well. which NEVER freakin happens in comics ever. so it’s a huge feat they achieved i think. and it gives me warm fuzzies.

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Shmiracles said

Sherlock season 3 is almost here!

i’m going to gear up with some xmas themed Sherlock fics and a re-watch of seasons 1 & 2.
i’ll have my teapots all ready and heated and filled with the fandom blends of “Reichenbach Recovery” and “Sherlock” and “John Watson” and most especially “Reichenbach Reunion”.
i wonder what John and Sherlock will get each other for X-mas!

I’m going to guess that John will get Sherlock a punch to the face for being an idiot.

Cavocorax said

Oh a punch sounds about right. Although the trailer makes me feel a bit sympathetic for Sherlock – he just didn’t realize how people would react? I guess?

OMG – I can’t wait for S3!!!
I don’t have any Sherlock blends but I do have Russian Caravan which is smoky at least.

Uniquity said

Trailer? I need to look into this when I get home – seems a good time to start re-watching too!

Cavocorax said

Make sure you watch this one Uniquity – http://www.wirewax.com/sherlock. It has lots of extra content!

Uniquity said

Thanks for the link! January brings back Community and Sherlock. Awesome!

Cavocorax said

And next week is the Doctor Who and Downton Abbey Christmas specials!

Uniquity said

I can’t even think about the Doctor Who Christmas special. I am trying to brace myself but I know I will weep. It’s happy/sad.

Downtown Abbey is now on Canadian Netflix so I will be watching that soon. I’ve heard such good things!

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Shmiracles said

shameless self serving plug!
my sister has been reading fic for SO MANY YEARS MORE THAN ME
so maybe you wanna friend her and then we can get her to use steepster more and then she can tell us all about her recs.
or at least just fist-bump us.
http://steepster.com/oddree/

Cavocorax said

Done!
#oneofus

Sil select said

woot woot!

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Because I somehow managed to make my way onto shmiracles’ page and saw this link :)
I sorta cut out reading fic because I was just so busy last year.
And then it happened.
I went to bed at midnight, but I couldn’t go to bed because of all the black tea I drank right before, so I just pulled up some of my favourite Merthur fics and then.. yeah I didn’t sleep till 4am oops.
That last fic that I read though. I thought it was only 3k words, but I was mistaken. It actually had 300 kudos on ao3 and that’s what I read. I ended up reading a fic that was 11k words long hahah

Even though I’m in a whole lot of fandoms, I can’t seem to get myself to read fics other than Merthur. Like I tried. I legit tried with Johnlock and Doctor Who fics but… oh I just can’t.

Shmiracles said

oh man, when will i ever learn!
when i start a story at lunch and it’s 40k and i’m liking it. i ALREADY KNOW i’m gonna be losing sleep that night. in fact, if i’m being honest i probably even know it when i’m downloading the story in the first place.
it’s been a while since i pushed it to 4am haha very impressive :)
but yup, 2am is a common problem.

(also i just saw a Merlin AU for Teen Wolf and i thought of you.)

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My favourite Mystrade series, as requested by Cavo.

http://archiveofourown.org/series/9540

Cavocorax said

Yes! Thank you!
(Small complaint – is there some way to download a massive series as one book? Do any of you guys know? :P)

I haven’t had much luck finding Mystrade fic, but I did like:
https://archiveofourown.org/works/498449

And I really enjoyed the first story in this series, but the rest is still a WIP so fair warning before/if you begin: https://archiveofourown.org/works/446107

OMGsrsly said

I use “grabmybooks” and the “express page grab” to grab all the pages into an epub. Not sure if it or calibre can append files together, though. There’s a bunch of amazing tumblr fic that I need to figure this out for…

edit: I should say, into separate epubs.

Cavocorax said

Oh! I have grabmybooks because you told me too, but I didn’t realize it could grab multiple pages….

I’ll have to fiddle with it!

OMGsrsly said

You can, but so far I’ve only figured out how to save them into separate epubs. It’s so weird. Please let me know if you figure stuff out. :)

Cavocorax said

Oh! I just spent some time with it and I manually added each fic as one section, and bound them together as a book and added a cover! :D :D :D

It took about 10 minutes, but that’s better than shuffling through a bunch of fics and trying to figure out the order etc.

Not sure if you guys can access this but here’s the mobi/epub versions:
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/iwx4a473rl59944/jfJLX90-bM/At%20Least%20There%27s%20Football%20%28series%29%20%28850%29

Not sure if that link will work, but anyway I am very excited that this is a thing i can do with a simple firefox plug in! Thanks again OMGsrsly for telling me about it. :D

Shmiracles said

178,992 words?!?! oh goodness oh goodness oh goodness

and i still need to read that 133k Avengers one, Irreconcilable Differences.
hey, i thought, …well … wasn’t this tea stuff was supposed to make sleep unnecessary er something…???

I didn’t realize the whole thing was quite that big but it always takes multiple days to read it through.

Cavocorax said

I’m pretty excited to get into it! :D

Although I wish I hadn’t figured out how to compile fic with that plugin (it was SUPER EASY – here it is you guys: http://www.grabmybooks.com/). I really (REALLY) want to go back to all my saved fics and squish all the series into one book instead of multiples…

Yep. My idea of fun is organizing fic. When I’m not organizing my tea collection. I should be an accountant. :P

Sil select said

cavo..i don’t think you’re alone there. i love organizing things..moving for me is the best time ’cause you get to organising things twice! once while packing and once while unpacking haha

Shmiracles said

count me in! i love organizing too.

and i know you’ve just discovered this great new way to prefect your organization even more! totally exciting.
so i know it won’t be useful to you but i just wanna share my personal organizing method too. cuz i also love it so.

i basically just append the title name.

i download the mobi, add it to calibre, and then add
“Fic: Avengers:” or “Fic: Sherlock:” etc to the front of each file.
i also add “Article:” to the front of news reports and/or “Blog:” to the front of ppls blog entries i wanna read. you get the idea. it helps me be able to sort and identify books vs fic vs RLnews super easily on my kindle AS WELL as in calibre.

so then for a series i just do
“Fic: Fandom: Series name: 1 story title”
“Fic: Fandom: Series name: 2 next story title” etc etc
then they are automatically real nicely sorted in the kindle, which cuts down a ton on opening and closing and searching for parts.

just my method.
cuz YES we LOOVE it!! organize the FIC and all the TEEA!
find the perfect system!!!
and i’m always charmed by how personal and awesome each of our organizing styles feel to each of us. like it’s somehow in our blood.
some of those stash pictures/tea organizing threads can get a bit tense heh

Cavocorax said

Oooooh. I totally like some aspects of that system! My issue is that I bypass everything by downloading mobi’s to dropbox, which kick’s IFTTT into gear and tells my gmail account to email the file to my kindle!

Then I read it and add it to different shelves (usually FF:Supernatural, FF:Sherlock etc, FF:unread) and then once i finish it and I enjoy it then I move it from FF:Unread over to FF:updatepinboard. THEN I add it to pinboard or update it if it’s already there based on what I KNOW the story is about and how I felt about it. :)

And then if it totally rocked my socks I will go to Calibre and add pretty covers etc, metadata, tags etc.

SO MUCH WORK. I could probably refine it somehow, but I like having pinboard up to date so I can find fic to rec easily…

It’s pretty great imo to see what others do though! I like getting inspired.

Cavocorax said

I also once in a while copy the entire contents of my kindle over to a separate folder in case of total device failure. I could/probably should just add them ALL to Calibre instead of that, but… I’m still working on it. :D

OMGsrsly said

Mine automatically backs up when I plug it into my computer to charge… But I have a Sony, and can’t email stuff to it. :) I tend to use calibre for organizing, but still need to transfer what I had on my phone onto my reader.

Not to interrupt your discussion of fic organizing, but I had to say that y’all are evil whoever posted this fic up to read. /shakes fist at/ Mystrade was a ship I was trying to avoid since gods know I have enough ships rattling around in my head from any number of fandoms. But hells, I’m definitely loving this fic. I’m afraid that if I go to hunt down others that those’ll never stack up to this one quite as well. Lol!
Not so bad though since I was looking for something new to start reading. Otherwise I was going to start rereading my fav FrostIron fic again. Lol.

Cavocorax said

Hmmm. I thought I had gotten Mystrade fic from you. Now I have no idea! And I haven’t reached a limit on ships yet!

Nah Cavo. I’ve tossed you some Johnlock stuff, but never Mystrade. But hey, if you have any others you’d recommend, I wouldn’t be adverse to reading them. Lol!

Shmiracles said

i’m gonna regret (not really) asking, BUT
what is the fave FrostIron fic you are referring to Shadowfall?

Cavocorax said

@Shmiracles – it took me two months to realize this but I think I have to go with you in using your Calibre method to sort fic. :|

I just realized that eventually I’ll buy a new Kindle (esp since my current paperwhite has a crack on the screen! noooo, my precious…!) and I don’t think I can just transfer it all over without losing my collections and without my collections I basically have 200-300 saved fics without reference to fandom or anything.

My eye is going to start twitching if I think on THAT too hard.

So maybe it’s better to use Calibre as my main hub… Yeah… probably.

OMGsrsly said

Come to the dark side! Calibre works pretty darn well. I just have to be careful with my tags because the sony can use tags as categories or collections. So if I just want to browse fic, everything needs to be tagged properly!

Cavocorax said

I did! I did it! Now I just gotta decide if I still need pinboard, or if I should add ALL my tags to Calibre. I renamed my fics the same way Shmiracles suggested, BUT I created a new library in Calibre just for fic so I could separate my content a bit (also if family wants to look at my books then they will see just the books, bwahahah).

This is going to be a big job to transfer it all and rename it, but … like everything… it’s better to do it now than when I have twice as many stories.
(my justification for creating my tea spreadsheet back in July!)

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Shmiracles – Well, I have a few honestly, but the one I’m referring to at the moment is Tricks of the Trade by Like_a_hurricane. You can find it here – http://archiveofourown.org/series/19850.
Honestly I thought the end conflict was kinda anticlimatic, but then again, it was better than something long and drawn out I suppose. Lol.

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Katie said

Wow. I read some Avengers, Sherlock, and Harry Potter, but the bigthing I’m reading now is Naruto, A:TLA, and A Song of Ice and Fire fics. I’m not one for shipping, slas/het/poly/whatever because I feel like it usually detracts from a fic. Weirdly enough, I like the fabfic for Naruto more than I like Naruto. Oh well.

Also, does anyone go to darklordpotter for fanfic recs? Those people know how to find good fic.

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