sirona_fics: (superboyfrields)
This is the mix I put together for my Steve/Tony [ profile] c_im_bigbang Reverse Big Bang! No cover, sadly, but I hope you enjoy it nonetheless! :)


01 The Jezabels - Hurt Me
02 Fever Ray - Keep The Streets Empty For Me
03 Kings Of Convenience - Stay Out Of Trouble
04 Regina Spektor - Hero
05 Adele - Set Fire To The Rain
06 Florence + The Machine - Shake It Out
07 Sammy Davis Jr - Something's Gotta Give
08 Adele - Daydreamer
09 Mumford and Sons - Little Lion Man
10 Gotye - Hearts A Mess
11 Ryan Adams - Desire
12 The Mountain Goats - Sometimes I Still Feel The Bruise
13 Stereophonics - Superman
14 Dashboard Confessional - Hands Down
15 Frank Sinatra - I've Gt You Under My Skin
16 The xx - Shelter
17 Ryan Adams - Wonderwall
18 Christina Perri - Arms
19 Imelda May - Big Bad Handsome Man
20 Bright Eyes - First Day Of My Life

sirona_fics: (never leave me)
Listening to [ profile] somehowunbroken's Clint mix, I'm in a New York state of mind, and I want to write that singer!Clint thing I got going so fucking bad I'm aching with it. :((( Happily, today is supposed to be my last shift for a few days (we'll see what happens), so I ought to have the rest of the week off. Once I've slept properly, and not so fucking stressed out I'm practically vibrating, I might be able to get somewhere at last. All the stories I got going are clamouring right now -- that one, X-Pride II, the Love Actually AU. PLEASE, BRAIN, GIVE ME A BREAK ALREADY. :(

Since my brain is torturing me, I'm going to torture you some. Because I'm all about sharing. XP The WIP meme: here's a snippet each from the two fics on my mind right now.

Piano-bar-singer!Clint/all-night-cafe-owner-and-baker!Phil )

Domestic Regency Marriage Fluff, a.k.a. X-Pride II )

Aaaanyway. Now that we have all (mostly) recovered from TRF, and undoubtedly want ALLLLL THE SHERLOCK/JOHN REUNION FICS, might I recommend one for your attention?

Stand alone among the wreck by [ profile] giddygeek
--The carnival ends, eventually.

Ugh, this fic took my heart and ripped it apart and remade it all the better. Highly recommended.

Also, on a related note, in case some of you still haven't read the masterpiece that is this fic, I heartily encourage you to hightail it over there immediately--

Jack-in-the-Box by esteefee
--After Holmes returns there are recriminations. And then changes, subtle and insidious. There may even be a plot afoot. If only Holmes were more of a detective. Richie!Holmes universe.

One of the most astoundingly scorching things I have ever read, that somehow manages to also be one of the sweetest, kindest fics out there, too. Forever adored. <33333

This... was supposed to be a Day Fifteen of the Snowflake Challenge entry. Oh, well. Distraction is the name of the game today. I'm weary enough to have made myself a playlist named 'tired' full of achy, melantcholic songs, because that's the kind of mood I'm in. :( In fact, this matches my mood exactly (on the Clint mix I mentioned at the start).


Jan. 17th, 2012 05:30 pm
sirona_fics: (Default)
Still feeling rather weary of spirit. Ugh, stupid hormones. :((( Doesn't help that half of what was supposed to be my day off was spent wrangling deliveries and filling in documents and mostly not resting at all. DX

On the plus side, bought myself a cute wee 4GB mp3 player, and have stuffed it full of fanmixes and podficks and the like! \0/ \0/ Now I can carry fandom's awesomeness everywhere with me!! <3333 Rather pleased with that purchase! :) It's been ages since I've had an mp3 player -- mostly used my phone for music and stuff, but it's crammed full of crap right now and I just don't have the energy to tackle it. This was really the perfect solution! :D And it's so easy to use! I'm impressed! :D

Words are still being an utter bitch and extremely uncooperative. Thank god for [ profile] foxxcub and the snippets she keeps sending me from her bb!Steve/bb!Tony verse, which, my endorphine levels spike every time I see a new email in my inbox. <333 Teenage bb boys in loooooove!! ♥________♥ She knows me so well. :')

Right, okay, time for tea and a blanket and watching something disgustingly fluffy. Yes. <3 Saw (finally) Jane Eyre the other day, and UGH, FASSY, MUST YOU BE SO FUCKING AWESOME IN EVERYTHING WHEN I HAVE TO WAIT FOR YOUR OTHER NEW STUFF TO COME OUT. :((( Failing that, a few episodes of White Collar S03 ought to do the trick. It's back on tonight!! \0/ \0/ Can hardly wait.

Oh, what the hell. Let's have a meme as well.

The Poetry Meme

If you see this in someone's journal, post one as well.
Saw a gorgeous poem in [ profile] somehowunbroken's journal the other day, and thought, hey, neat. So here is a poem that, despite not necessarily having anything to do with who I am, still had a profound effect on me the first time I read it.

How to make love to a trans person )
sirona_fics: (steve/danno)
This is the fanmix for [ profile] delicatale's and my Big Bang, Happiness is Homemade.

Banner by [ profile] sexycazzy

01. The Smiths - Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want
02. Stereophonics - Maybe Tomorrow
03. Doves - There Goes The Fear
04. Muse - Falling Away With You
05. The Blood Arm - Do I Have Your Attention
06. Placebo - Bright Lights
07. Goo Goo Dolls - Stay with You
08. Vienna Teng - Harbor
09. The Cure - Boys Don't Cry
10. Massive Attack Feat. Tracey Thorn - Protection
11. GorillaZ - Feel Good Inc.
12. The Bird and the Bee - Fucking Boyfriend
13. Gold Motel - Summer House
14. The Cure - Friday I'm In Love


The Lyrics List )
sirona_fics: (Default)
Last week the BBC Sound of 2012 winner was announced, and, okay, I do this every year, but I gave a listen to the other artists that made the Sound of 2012 Top Ten. And I have recs.

All of these songs, I think I wore out the YouTube clips listening to them over and over again, so I thought, hey, I got music lovers on my flist, LET'S GIVE THEM SOME GOODIES. <3

Cut for size and deliciousness )
sirona_fics: (lizzy bennet with her nose in a book)
Look, it's all VH1's fault. It's making me think back to that year, making me all mushy and nostalgic and sappy, but just, I remember those songs, remember singing along, fuck, I know all the words, every one. I remember being infatuated, all hopeful, a little yearning, and even if it has nothing to do with the way I'm feeling at the moment (except for where boys in love are concerned), I just want to remember that time, with a fond, wistful smile.

Do you guys remember where you were when those songs came out? What you were doing? Do these songs make you feel sad? Happy? Nostalgic? Anyway, enjoy some sappy 90s music! :D

sirona_fics: (erik is a bamf)
God, this picture is doing ALL SORTS OF THINGS TO ME, no lie. akghagfhsjdghdsjg HIS FACE, YOU GUYS. I wonder if Erik wears that shirt, and thinks of what it's cost him to get there. dfajlkghjaghhfjg ALL THE FIX-ITS. ALL OF THEM.

Also, as of now I would like to warn everybody that I will be working all through Christmas, and I am declaring it an X-Pride II writing period, to the exclusion of all else. IT'S THE ONLY TIME I'LL GET TO FOCUS JUST ON THIS, as most everyone else will be busy having a life, I imagine. GOD, I NEED TO WRITE THIS THING. I NEED TO.

I am right now listening to A Thousand Details by Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross, from The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo Soundtrack, and it is, HOLY CRAP. BLOWN. AWAY. So intense. *_______*

TOMORROW IS SHERLOCK HOLMES II DAY. MY EXCITEMENT, LET ME SHOW IT YOU. \0/ \0/ I'm probably going to go get tickets today or early tomorrow, if my stupid stomach stops wanting to empty itself all the time. Fuck you, virus. DX

sirona_fics: (steve/danno)
I have just listened to this song (I know, I was probably living under a rock until just now), but OH MY GOD. I kind of want to listen to this ALL DAY LONG and think about a Steve/Danny jazz era AU where Danny is a mobster with a heart of gold and Steve is the super-smart agent sent to catch him AND OF COURSE THEY FALL IN LOVE AND EVERYTHING IS LACONIC-YET-AMUSED!STEVE/RANTY!DANNY AND NOTHING HURTS.

...Ahem. Anyway. Enjoy!

In other news, this afternoon/tonight I plan to make mocha cupcakes. Have sent Dad shopping for ingredients. I will let you know how that one goes! :D
sirona_fics: (you are in my heart)
So The Mercury Prize 2011 is happening tonight in London, and when I got into work I found the BBC News article, which I'd missed yesterday when it was published. And so I had a nosey through the nominees, recognising a few familiar names and fistpumping when I realised that Katy B's On a Mission is nominated. You may remember me flailing about her single Katy On a Mission, which is one of the best club(bing) songs I've heard this year. So yay and good luck, Katie!!

But then, among all those interesting artists, there's also this guy that I'd never heard of before. His name is James Blake, and he is the most exciting thing I have heard in ages. His music is strange, haunting, bizarre, complex, experimental, a bit weird, and I am completely in love with it. There is something irresistibly compelling about it, and as soon as I got hold of the (self-titled) album, I could not stop listening to it.

Here, have a go. I am quite awed by him and his talent and his sound.

sirona_fics: (steve/danny backup)
Title: I want you to want me
Author: [ profile] sirona_gs
Artist: [ profile] sparklycockles
Pairing: (central) Steve/Danny, many minor pairings.
Word Count: ~46,000
Rating: NC-17
Disclaimer: They're not mine, which is the greatest tragedy of my life.
Warning: Graphic violence (of the fistcuffs variety), hints of child neglect at the start, minors fighting, minor character death (pre-story), canon character death, angst. Don't worry, though -- this is meant to be a happy story, I promise. We'll get there.
Summary: It's all his damned knee's fault. If it wasn't for his body's betrayal, no one would have found out about the fight club, or about his dad practically leaving them to fend for themselves after their mother's death. And they certainly wouldn't have sent the four of them kids to Hawai'i, to live with their aunt and uncle. Although, Danny has to admit that the class president offers a not-so-small consolation... A.k.a. Danny gets sent to Hawai'i to finish high school, and meets the gang, and kind of falls in love.
Author's Note: Written for [ profile] h50_bigbang. At its heart this is a High School AU where the boys meet pretty much 16 years before the events of the series, and follows their relationship up to 1.08 -- although due to the nature of the story, it is AU throughout as it allows for the fact that the two of them know each other. It follows canon as much as possible, although I admit to fibbing Mrs McGarrett's time and date of death to suit the story. This story would honestly not exist if it wasn't for [ profile] zolac_no_miko. She talked me off ledges, researched and explained all things Hawai'i like a superhero for me, and practically glued this story together with her enthusiasm and support, for which I am pathetically grateful. I could not have done it without her, and that's the truth. Thanks, babe. ♥ All remaining mistakes are my own.

Part One | Part Two | Part Three | Part Four | Part Five | Part Six | In one place on AO3 | Art Post | Soundtrack
sirona_fics: (steve/danny backup)
This is the fanmix for my Big Bang, I want you to want me.

01. [Part One] Linkin Park - Crawling
02. [Part One] Arctic Monkeys - D Is For Dangerous
03. [Part One] Deftones - Lucky you
04. [Part One] Placebo - Follow The Cops Back Home
05. [Part One] Explosions In The Sky - Glittering Blackness
06. [Part Two] Timo Maas - First Day
07. [Part Two] The Smiths - Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now
08. [Part Two] The Buzzcocks - Ever Fallen In Love
09. [Part Two] Linkin Park - In The End
10. [Part Two] Letters To Cleo - I Want You To Want Me
11. [Part Two] Gold Motel - Perfect In My Mind
12. [Part Two] Craig Armstrong ft Elizabeth Fraser - This Love
13. [Part Two] Dirty Vegas - Days Go By [acoustic]
14. [Interlude] Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here
15. [Part Three] Placebo - Come Home
16. [Part Three] Everything But the Girl - Missing (Todd Terry Club Mix)
17. [Part Three] Telepopmusik - Breathe
19. [Part Three] Florence And The Machine - Kiss With A Fist
20. [Part Three] Zero 7 - Destiny
21. [Part Three] Pixies - Here Comes Your Man
22. [Part Three] The Blow - Parentheses
23. [Part Three] Lamb - Gorecki


The Lyrics List )
sirona_fics: (charles/erik bamfs)
It is finally time to post my fanmix for [ profile] lemniciate's Mixtape exchange! I AM EXTREMELY EXCITE.

The prompt: A mix that alternates between songs that Charles thinks are appropriate to play for the tiny baby mutants who should not be fighting, thank you, and songs that Erik thinks are appropriate to play for the young mutant soldiers who are not children anymore, why can't you SEE that, Charles? by [ profile] paper_tzipporah

Screencaps courtesy of [ profile] oxoniensis

01. [Charles] The New Seekers - I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing
02. [Erik] T Rex - Children Of The Revolution
03. [Charles] Empire Of The Sun - Walking On A Dream
04. [Erik] Rage Against the Machine - Wake Up
05. [Charles] Gold Motel - Stealing The Moonlight
06. [Erik] Placebo - Battle for the Sun
07. [Charles] Doves - There Goes the Fear
08. [Erik] Kaiser Chiefs - I Predict A Riot
09. [Charles] Coldplay - Don't panic
10. [Erik] Bon Jovi - Have a nice day
11. [Charles] Everything But the Girl - We Walk the Same Line
12. [Erik] Placebo - The Bitter End
13. [Charles] Gorillaz - Feel Good Inc
14. [Erik] Vienna Teng - Hope on Fire
15. [Charles] The Beatles - Here Comes the Sun
16. [Erik] The Who - Won't Get Fooled Again

DOWNLOAD HERE: Music + front and back cover + lyrics list

Cut for the lyrics list, because shit got LONG )
sirona_fics: (carpe brewski leeloo)
Tired. Discouraged. Mentally exhausted. Work may yet kill me. I haven't been able to write so much as a word for the past week-odd, and that's taking its toll, too -- I want to write. I am desperate to write. But I'm too tired to make the words work, and I can't, and it's killing me. I am pretty hopeful about the weekend, but if I'm still feeling this exhausted, I may just cry.

On the plus side:

Sign-ups are open for [ profile] h50_exchange!
This fic exchange is open all pairings, ratings, and characters.

H50 Exchange

Rules, Schedule, and Submissions Requirements | Sign-up Post

Sign-ups: August 11 - 21 (or when we reach 30 participants)
Submissions due: October 14
Posting begins: October 28

[ profile] h50_exchange [ profile] h50_exchange [ profile] h50_exchange

I have signed up for this! \0/ I AM PRETTY EXCITE ABOUT THAT. It's been ages since I was part of an exchange, and I had an absolute blast when I did the last one, so I am proper chuffed!

Also, I am a bona fide [ profile] carpebrewski pledge now! \0/ \0/ \0/ My pledge name, hilariously enough, is Leeloo. I AM KIND OF IN LOVE WITH THAT. Small, badarse, goes from 0 to 100 when pissed off. WHAT'S NOT TO LIKE? YOU GUYS, THIS FANDOM, I CANNOT STAY AWAY.

Oh, &fandom;. Saving my sanity one day at a time.

Also, I got three utterly fantastic fanmixes out of [ profile] lemniciate's Mixtape Exchange! I AM THRILLED WITH THE AMAZING MUSIC OUT THERE. There are some absolutely brilliant mixes out there, INCLUDING THE ONES I GOT.

There is Strange Powers, which is a Charles/Erik no divorce, happy ending AU, and it is fabulous. And there are two other mixes here, which are two amazeballs Darcy/Lizzy modern day mixes THAT I ADORE. YUMMY MUSIC FOR ME, YES PLEASE. <3<3<3 I'm posting my fanmix on Sunday! I can hardly wait! :D

Also, the holiday is on! \0/ Seven days in sunny August, far, far away from the madding crowd. It's all I could ask for. /relieved
sirona_fics: (squee icon is squee)

OH MY GOD OH MY GOD I AM SO EXCITE I CANNOT EVEN. Only GBP 3,99 on Amazon, too! *______* IT IS SO AWESOMESAUCE. I AM ALL GLEEFACE. \0/ \0/ \0/ \0/ \0/ \0/ \0/ \0/


Okay. Now that's out of the way, we can continue as normal.

There's A HELL OF A STORM brewing; it's been thundering and lightening for hours, and the sky's all yellow. I hope there's no hail. I <3 STORMS, BTW. :D :D :D

I'm getting to the REALLY ANGSTY PART of my Big Bang, and so procrastinating is the word of the afternoon. Only 3,500 words so far, and I want to get to at least 5K today. Mind you, I've just had a coffee, so I reckon I'm back online for a few more K. SO MUCH TEENAGE ANGST, OMG. D: D: And my beta is going out of town for a few days, WHO AM I GOING TO PESTER INCESSANTLY WITH QUESTIONS, THIS IS UNDOUBTEDLY A SIGN OF MY IMPENDING DOOM. DDD:

I will be SUPER READY to get to writing mine and [ profile] delicatale's next Big Bang after this, though, because ALL THE FLUFF, I SHALL NEED IT. >.>;; Not to say that there won't be fluff in the final part of my Big Bang, BECAUSE THERE WILL BE, SO MUCH. /nodnod/
sirona_fics: (let's poke it with a stick!)
First of all, happy birthday, Master Shakespeare! And happy St George's Day to my British flisters! <3 And happy Doctor Who Season 6 day, everyone else! :D

Went to see Limitless last night. [SPOILERS BEYOND THIS POINT] And yeah, okay, I can kinda see it, but, uh, no. That film just did not do anything for me. Apart from a bunch of gigantic plot holes, I just did not find the characters engaging, with the possible exception of Robert de Niro's turn, which is by this point something taken for granted. I did not buy into the set-up at all, either. Frankly, it was a decent way to waste a couple hours, but I doubt I'll be watching it again. [/SPOILERS]

While we're on the subject, read an article in my trusty Empire on the upcoming X-Men: First Class. While I'm not the biggest X-Men fan around, I can already tell it is going to be AN EPIC SLASHFEST, what with young Charles Xavier and Eric Lensherr, a.k.a. Magneto, meeting for the first time and becoming friends, and later enemies. I can smell the fanfic from here! :D

In other news, writing is finally back on track. Am half-way through one of the help_japan stories I owe, and made a start on the other, so I feel better about it already! \0/

IS IT DOCTOR WHO TIME YET, IS IT????? I am going to spend the rest of the day climbing the walls in anticipation! At least I've just found out that Katy B's album has been released already, and I hadn't noticed! Girl has the most amazing song I heard last year, and I've been so looking forward to hearing the rest of the album! ETA: It is awesome!!

Here, for your aural pleasure, is Katy B's Katy on a Mission, which gets my blood pumping in the best possible way! I suspect it's the beyond-brilliant bass line. Not to mention, she is one foxy lady!

It occurs to me that I need a dance icon! :D
sirona_fics: (danny chinhands)
It's Boy Bands Vs. Girl Bands weekend! XDD Terrible 90s music! Cheesy pop! Steve would love it, the goof! XD I can only imagine Danny's face when he walks into Steve's house and finds this blaring on the TV! XDDD NO WAIT I TAKE IT ALL BACK THEY JUST PLAYED TEGAN & SARA, THIS IS ACTUALLY OKAY. Oh god, I don't actually have an excuse for listening to that kind of stuff, jfc. /facepalm

ANYWAY. Moving on. The porny porn that is porn went down well last night! SOMEBODY STOP ME. THIS COULD TURN OUT TO BE A THING. THERE ARE FAR TOO MANY SCENES OF THAT KIND IN MY HEAD AS IT IS. [ profile] zolac_no_miko tells me I should go with it. I am not convinced.

Other stuff! My awesome auction winners are AWESOME. Remember the plot bunnies? I get to write both of them, yay! XD And then [ profile] fred_bear lobbed me such a curveball, oh my god, I am BURSTING AT THE SEAMS to write this thing, it is starting to EAT MY MIND, holy crap. It keeps growing and growing. I'm really rather pleased with the initial scribbles in the notepad plot outline!

But first I should really write as much as I can of my dissertation before I have to hand it over to my supervisor on Monday, hell. Way to ruin my fun, RL. DX

Also, the [ profile] eames_arthur Exchange reveals are up! I can post my fic now! But maybe I'll do it later, when the initial rush has died down a bit.

Oooh, they're playing TLC. Lord, I miss those ladies! ♥____♥ OH OH SUGABABES!! Anyone noticed how the members of the band have ALL changed like five times by now? I miss the 'Overload' days, that was a hell of a tune.

sirona_fics: (I wouldn't bring up Paris if I were you)
Well, exams are OVER, and I only have my dissertation to write before I'm done with this course. I'd like to say I'm excited, ecstatic, and/or a bunch of other words starting with 'e', but the truth is I'm more relieved than anything else.

Time to finally focus on ALL THE FICS I owe to various people and fests! I can only hope to entice my muse to behave! I've plenty of 24hr shifts coming up, so's I can get my head down and write during the slow periods -- well, the job should have some perks, right?

I had loads of stuff to say, and rave excitedly about (last night's H50 episode, anyone? SO. MUCH. LOVE. to contain in one post) but I seem to have mislaid my squee. Damnit! DX<

Meanwhile, a music meme! )
sirona_fics: (Default)
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Because, apparently, I'm incapable of leaving a meme alone, and because I love music lyrics--they are my primary motivator for learning a language.

Cut for epic length )
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