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19 October 2012 @ 12:47 pm
Because I'm tired of linking one by one whenever someone asks to see my stuff....


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luminare_ardua
19 March 2016 @ 12:06 am
Dear fellow-rider of rockets:

Good to see you here! It's my first time signing onto this swap, and I'm feeling pumped. Can't wait to see what you'll come up with for your pick of the following fandoms.

My list of Do Not Wants is fairly short: character bashing, scat, incest or abusive sexual relationships. (Depictions of safe, sane, and consensual sexual activity of any kind are very OK!)

I will read and love what you give me -- I go with Optional Details Are Optional, so write what you like! I have no triggery issues, am cool with (almost) anything, devour fic for any and all pairings as long as they're presented believably, and will happily read anything porny in any combination and level of explicitness, subject to the caveats above.

Things I love in fic: Well researched SCIENCE! Also: Lots of characterization, character interactions, plot, suspense, strong female characters, lots of worldbuilding and little details (see all prompts below), disabilities and methods of coping with disabilities portrayed accurately, kickass characters, philosophical questions, moral dilemmas, religion, underdogs making good, angst and fluff in any proportion, adventure, humour, snark, trope subversions, remixes, pop culture and historical references, exploring "What If?" scenarios, AUs, friendship fic, family fics, happy endings, bittersweet endings.


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Mood: cheerfulcheerful
Music: Audiomachine - The Legend Begins
 
 
luminare_ardua
27 October 2015 @ 12:12 am
Hi Dear Writer!

Thank you in advance for writing a fic for me! I'm excited to see what you'll come up with for your pick of the following fandoms, and I'm sure it will be just fine-- don't worry, I'm fairly easy to please. That said, since this is Yule and things are supposed to be happy or at least light-hearted, I have a short list of Do Not Wants: character bashing, scat, rape/dub-con, incest or D/s.

I will read and love what you give me -- Optional Details Are Optional, so write what you like! I have no triggery issues, am cool with (almost) anything, devour fic for any and all pairings as long as they're presented believably, and will happily read anything porny in any combination if you decide to give me Yulepr0n.

Some things I love in fic: Lots of characterization, character interactions, plot, suspense, strong female characters, lots of worldbuilding and little details (see all prompts below), disabilities and methods of coping with disabilities portrayed accurately, characters kicking ass and taking names, philosophical questions, moral dilemmas, religion, underdogs making good, angst and fluff in any proportion, adventure, humour, snark, trope subversions, remixes, pop culture and historical references, exploring "What If?" scenarios, AUs, friendship fic, family fics, happy endings, bittersweet endings.

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luminare_ardua
26 October 2014 @ 11:27 pm
Dear Yuletide Writer,

You are amazing, will be amazing, and always will be and have been amazing, just for this. You breathe in awesome and breathe out kickassness, it's a natural law. Sky's blue, light refracts, and you are made of win. Have a box of your favourite chocolate and coffee in advance.

Thank you so much for being willing to write a fic for me! I can't wait to see what you'll come up with, and when reveals arrive I will pimp you and your fic for the next 6 months straight to everyone I know. That's a promise, dattebane!



SRS BSNESS COMMENCING

First things first before we get down to brass tacks: I'm in the Optional Details Are Optional camp, so if you choose to ignore all the following blather, that's cool -- be assured I will read and love anything you give me.

I have no triggery issues, am cool with (almost) anything, devour fic for any and all pairings as long as they're presented believably, and will happily read anything porny if you decide to give me Yulepr0n. That said, since this is Yule and things are supposed to be happy or at least light-hearted, I'd prefer not to read anything with character bashing, scat, rape or D/s.

Some things I love in fic: Lots of characterization, character interactions, plot, suspense, strong women, lots of worldbuilding and little details (see all prompts below), disabilities and methods of coping with disabilities portrayed accurately, characters kicking ass and taking names, philosophical questions, moral dilemmas, religion, underdogs making good, angst and fluff in any proportion, adventure, humour, snark, trope subversions, remixes, pop culture and historical references, exploring "What If?" scenarios, AUs, friendship fic, family fics, happy endings, bittersweet endings.

Whew! That ended up being longer than expected. Now for the section you've been wanting to get to, Dear Writer: the fandoms!

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luminare_ardua
15 Characters Meme:

RULES:

1 - Make a list of fifteen characters first, and keep it to yourself for the moment. (That way you’re not leading the questions asked to fit the characters.)
2 - Ask your flist to comment with questions.
3 - After your flist have asked enough questions, round them up and answer them using the fifteen characters you selected beforehand, then post them.

Questions might include things like:

- ‘One, Nine and Fifteen move in together. Is this a really bad idea?’
- ‘Under what circumstances might Five and Seven fall in love?’
- ‘Which character on the list would you most want on your side in a zombie invasion?’
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Mood: awakeawake
Music: Keane - Somewhere Only We Know | Powered by Last.fm
 
 
 
luminare_ardua
Title: Three Candles Until Morning (The London Night Watch Remix)
Author: luminare_ardua
Fandom: Sherlock (BBC)
Pairing: John Watson/Sherlock Holmes
Rating: PG-13
Warnings: Mentions of suicide, light hints at slash.
Summary: Vigils are a lonesome business. No one should have to grieve desolate in the dark.
Disclaimer: I own nothing. All rights to the named characters herein belong to the BBC, the Estate of Arthur Conan Doyle, Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss.
Word Count: 1408
Notes: The narrator insisted on telling the story, in this exact way, overriding all my protests. In the end I decided that in the words of Maya Angelou: "surrender, in its place, was as honorable as resistance, especially if one had no choice." Thank you to fred_bear for the beta and taming the jungle of my sentences. Love to mandatorily for the inspiration, the handholding and for existing. You make my life brighter.
Original Story:mandatorily's Better To Light A Candle Than Curse The Darkness, available here and at AO3

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Locus : home
Mood: busybusy
Music: Ravi Shankar - Vandanaa Trayee | Powered by Last.fm
 
 
luminare_ardua
31 December 2010 @ 02:41 am
Discovering new music, and am currently listening to something so gorgeous in orchestration it's unbelievable and going to make me cry while SQUEEING so hard. Track 8 "Transformation" from The Crimson Wing: Mystery of the Flamingoes is simply brilliant, there are no words, AKAJHKAJFHKDJFHSKDJFHSDASJHKJHAKJHQLWKHQWIUHQOWIURQW9879798WUOIHOIHAKJEHFKAJHK' *flail*

And I nearly missed it! I just saw a discography DL from The Cinematic Orchestra and thought "why not" since I like exploring things on a whim. Right now I'm rating this discovery right worth it for this single album alone. Nothing's hit me this hard since I listend to Thomas Newman's "Angels in America OST. No wonder it won Best Original Score at the Jackson Hole Wildlife Festival-- the score from beginning to end is absolutely marvellous-- lush strings, delicate harp, piano, chimes etc... Each song from beginning to end is delightful. And jazzy flamenco-ish tunes for dancing flamingoes, ahahaha! Currently needing sleep, but am so happy listening I don't wanna stop.

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Music: The Crimson Wing: Mystery of the Flamingoes- Soda
 
 
luminare_ardua
*this post is titled such, because!*


A friend linked this on Facebook. Apparently it's this year's Nebula winner. SERIOUSLY NSFW, NO UNDER-18s ALLOWED.

I wandered over-- and was hooked. This is a psychological nightmare brought to life-- what is it truly to be human in isolation from the rest of homo sapiens? Where is the boundary between the human and the alien, when communications do not exist? For what is supposedly the most intimate act avilable to a human, (except perhaps a violent murder), what does sex really signify when it is only the act, denuded of meaning and lost in context unfamiliar, when all you have is yourself and the meaning, the definition you create against falling over into lost space faced with the unfathomable...


Go read this. SERIOUSLY MINDFUCK BUT OH SO GOOD!

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Mood: chipperchipper
Music: Emma Shapplin-- Carmine Meo-- "Ira Di Dio"
 
 
luminare_ardua
14 May 2010 @ 09:25 pm
Going to get dinner and then sit down and cram for tomorrow's tech paper, but before that-- I just woke up, and thinking over the ep in my head, something occurred to me. Is it just me, or does 5.22 strike anyone as having several failures of logic that are more than a little bloody DISTRACTING?

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If we go with the first apparent event-- IT MAKETH NO SENSE. Like I've said. ASS PULL. But if it's the second (the Metallicar herself) then YAY IMPALA FTW. But still not enough to redeem the ep's failness.

Off-topic: I need to trim my fingernails. They're hindering my typing and tearing holes in my keyboard cover. Why do the danged things only last 7 months before getting torn?

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luminare_ardua
I know. The finale was an abysmal ending to a mediocre season. Many of you are currently disillusioned, if you haven't already started flagging earlier in the season. The fannish squee Thursday used to summon is frozen and lifeless, murdered most callously by these latest events.

I know many of you will wish to leave SPN fandom-- and that's natural. Most are brokenhearted over the events (or rather non-events). And worse, horror of horrors-- you may even feel you've lost the will to create fanfics, fanart, vids, etc., that canonical douchebaggery has killed any fannish creativity you might've had left for fandom.

Some of us are already swearing to bounce back right now and create even better works of fannish devotion to clear the dead skunk stench this last ep's been; but some may need more encouragement.

To that purpose, I'm linking [personal profile] zimshan's fanvid Kill A Man, saluting the spirit of SPN fandom and fans, a potent reminder that fannish disappointment can be a mighty slavedriver to fannish creation. With many thanks to [personal profile] roque_clasique for first pointing me in its direction.

[personal profile] zimshan herself has said all I meant to in her post, and far more eloquently, but I wanted to add my own message too.

Watch, and remember in the midst of your fury and disappointment, as you're swearing up and down you're quitting fandom on the spot and cussing out the writers for trashing our beloved Show; why we are here, we ficcers and artists, podficcers, vidders, meta writers, plain fen who love our fandom, and what WE can do-- we are not bound to the circles of canon!

Canon may twist and turn and lose its plot, but fandom remains. WE remember what was, what 'is', and in our works we look to what might or could be arising from the 'what is'. The 'what might be' and the 'what should've been'-- the speculation and the fixit have always been the essence of fandom's creations. Why should now be any different?

The fannish tales we tell with these characters are ours, and canon cannot take that satisfaction from us. Sam and Dean and Cas's copyrights may not belong to us-- but in the creative spirit our individual visions, so often very different from canon belong to us and us only, and we share these visions with others of like mind and gain pleasure from doing so.

Now is the time to come forth and create, to keep the love alive. From the ashes of disappointment and disillusion let the flames of creativity awaken and blaze forth to new heights!

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Mood: hopefulhopeful
Music: Brian Tyler-- Children of Dune OST "Inama Nushif"