About The Fangirl Tour
Thank you all so very much for posting such exciting and diverse recs! You all are what make the fangirl_tour work.
Now for some stats.
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That’s mightily impressive for a mere 30 days! Plus you recced all sorts of new fandoms and got very creative with your choices. The fangirls are what make the fangirl_tour what it is, and we thank you all!
See you for the next round in October!
- Current Mood:chipper
Meanwhile, this post was always going to be heavy on Doctor Who and Torchwood, but I’d recently started reading some Sarah Jane Adventures fics as well. After the death of Elisabeth Sladen, who played Sarah Jane Smith, I decided to lead off with a few recs of fics featuring her character.
Sarah Jane and the Doctor
Note: this post is image-heavy, though I've tried to scale down the display sizes. As many of these recs come from either tardisbigbang or tw_bigbang, quite a lot of the art is actually illustrations from the specific stories. In other cases, I've mostly gone with the trend we seem to have this round of simply finding art that seems to complement the fic being recced in some way. I hope it's fairly clear which are which.
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I've tried to rec stories that haven't been recced on the Tour before, and due to our lovely new mod peyton07's diligence with the delicious links, it was easy enough to check. ;)
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SO, you can basically blame peyton07 for my recs today. She's the one that
And lastly, I just want to say thank you to all the utterly wonderful recs and to the mods for running this ♥
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- Current Mood:Back To Work
Come with me into the wonderful worlds of Harry Potter and Sherlock! I’ve included an art link for each, and a bonus Who/Sarah Jane Adventures rec, as well!
(If any of these are duplicates of earlier recs, please accept my apologies. I’ve checked, but I just can’t believe that some of them haven’t shown up before!)
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This was fun! I hope you enjoy reading these wonderful stories and viewing the amazing art as much as I have! (Mods, may I please have a tag for The Sarah Jane Adventures?)
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Hiya! It's my first time reccing for the fangirl_tour , so I do hope everyone finds something in this list to enjoy! It's all Harry Potter, all the time, for me, so take a look. A bit of something for everyone. :)
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I had no idea it was going to be this hard to narrow it down to 13, but I think I picked a few decent ones. Please don't forget to read and review on any or all of these if you like them - especially some of the older ones, which I'm sure would love to know they're still loved!!
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Feedback the authors if you liked the stories, please.
(Mods, may I have tags for "Kick-Ass" and "The King's Speech"?)
- Current Music:"Streetlight" - Tom McRae
I tried to find things that hadn't been recommended before, though I went only by the author tag on delicious, so I'm not sure how well I managed. There are a few one-shots, some lovely pieces of fan art, and of the multi-chapter stories, all but one are complete--I'm terrible when it comes to WIP stuff. One of the things I use to mark a good story is my desire, while reading, to skip to the end to find out how things end up. WIPs are terrible for me as a result, because I'm that type of reader that every author (myself included, heh) hates.
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Can the mods add tags for Dragon Age and Dead Like Me, please? :)
Behind the cut, you are going to find 13 fanart recs, covering 10 fandoms. Each piece has been drawn by a different artist. :-)
The "Status" field has been omitted from the headers because all pieces are obviously complete. The "Summary" field hasn't been used either because almost all recs are preceded by thumbnails, which work as "visual summaries" so to speak.
Thank you firefly124 and scatteredlogic for running this lovely community! ^_^
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First time fangirl voxangelus reporting for tour duty!
I’m so excited to bring these recs to you today.
Thirteen Harry Potter recs (except for one crossover), mostly humor, but with a little drama to round out the collection. Most are SS/HG, but there are a small handful of other ships and gen as well. Bonus? Most of these stories are short, making them perfect light reading for a weekday evening!
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Hi! I'm ladysugarquill and this is my turn at the Fangirl Tour! Since choosing only 13 of *all* my favourite fics was kinda impossible, I've chosen to rec you the most lengthy, epic and awesome fics - or series - I love. Let's start!
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ETA: I think we need a couple of tags: NCIS, Hetalia, Animorphs, Scrubs, Danny Phantom, Spider-man (Yay new fandoms! XD).
- Current Mood:rushed
Now, let's get right to the recs. Beneath the cut you'll find: Numb3rs, Harry Potter, The Vampire Diaries, Supernatural, Justified, Star Trek reboot, The Walking Dead, and Being Human (US) recs. I've included slash, het, gen, and ratings from PG - NC-17, and stories that range from drabbles to long WIPs, so hopefully there's something for everyone. Enjoy!
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So that's it. Hope you enjoyed. I've been loving all the great recs posts so far!
Mods, can we get tags for Being Human (US), The Walking Dead, and Numb3rs?
To compile this list, I decided I wanted to include some of my older, less well known favorite fics and some of my fics from my newer fandoms. I've been reading fanfic for about 10 years and have gone through as many fandoms, so below you will find a list with the new fandoms first that segues back into the older stuff.
Most of the fics are slash, some are gen, and one is eventually het. I've included some podfic links here too for the ones that I listen to the podfic over and over for.
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A Quiet Moment bysigune (Artist's gallery: http://sigune.deviantart.com/gallery/)
Hello there! I am so pleased to be able to take you on an encore of the 'Seriously Severus' Tour I gave you in the fall. There are so many new sights to see (and a new fandom, too) that I hope you'll find yourselves as enthralled with these as I was. Those of you who were around for the first tour through my obsessions will note that I have followed the same sneaky Slytherin formula as last time. I could not choose between art and fic, so I have 'illustrated' my tour. Note that these were not actually drawn to accompany the fic they are paired with - I just loved them and thought they'd work with what I was rec-ing. So, with that disclaimer, everyone on board the bus and we'll get this party started!
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I come to you mere months after falling headfirst into a new fandom, still giddy with the excitement of new canon, new writers, and a treasure trove of amazing storytelling.
Welcome to my Sherlock BBC fanfic recs (with one art rec on the side). (Apologies that the hyperlinks aren't live. I don't know why they're not working and will come back later to attempt to fix them. ETA: All fixed!)
This fandom is filled with fantastic storytelling and writing. So, here goes!
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Are you ready? Click to read on!
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I hope you've enjoyed this tour stop, and have found a story (or two, or three) to enjoy--maybe even a new fandom to explore. Thanks again to the mods for organizing all of this and making the Fangirl Tour possible!
Or something like that. I've stolen the line from Tennyson. His version was about men and love rather than fangirls and art, but he's totally relevant because, hey, he wrote fanfic, too. About King Arthur and company. Yes, he may have called it epic poetry, but it comes down to the same thing in the end.
Anyway, I thought I'd like to take the Fangirl Tour with me on a little trip to some of my favorite Harry Potter fanarts. Many of them feature Minerva McGonagall, because, well, what's not to adore? She's my OTC.
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I've given you a double dose of most of the artists, because they're all too good for me to be able to choose just a single work.
My apologies to people on my flist -- I don't think there are recs here that you haven't seen before. But they're worth revisiting.
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Meanwhile, if you're due to post in the next several days (i.e. if you've received a reminder email), please plan to go ahead and post.
It was mentioned in comments to the poll that it would be good to have an off-LJ place to look for updates on what's going on if you can't access the Tour. To that end, we've set up a Twitter account. Granted, not everyone uses Twitter, but it's something you can bookmark to check in the event you can't access the Tour, rather like LJ's status page (also a good thing to have bookmarked if you don't already). If you do use Twitter, feel free to follow @fangirltour, but as it's an announcement-only Twitter, we won't be doing follow-backs with it.
We now return you to your regularly-scheduled fangirling!
One of the things that became obvious quickly in the previous poll and comments is that not everyone is experiencing the same level of disruption. Some of that may be due to time zones, some may be due to which servers are being hit at the time. At any rate, that makes it a bit harder to judge how the outages are affecting people.
In terms of what to do if the situation is bad enough, delaying the Tour has the majority of votes. One of the problems with that option is that it's been two weeks already, and there's no telling when the problem will go away, or if it will go away completely. Of course, one of the problems with a mirror comm, as pointed out in comments, is that quite a few fanworks that are recced are on LJ's servers anyway. It's all well and good to be able to post recs and access the Tour's posts, but then it'd be awfully frustrating to see awesome fanworks being recced and then be unable to click through and check them out. So, if anything, delay appears to be the way to go.
The question, then, is whether or not the situation is disrupting people's experience of the Tour badly enough that it's time to call for a delay. So, we're asking:
How badly is the DDoS affecting your Tour experience?
How do you feel about the Tour schedule?
1. Use an LJ-cut to contain your recs. Thirteen recs makes for a longish post, and it's only polite to use a cut. If you're new to LJ, and you don't know how to code an LJ-cut, contact the mods, and we'll be happy to help you.
2. Don't link to flocked journal posts. Even if the most brilliant story or the most beautiful fanart ever created is in that flocked post, if we all can't see it, don't link to it.
3. Be nice. If someone recs something that makes you cringe, there's no need to comment to that effect. Different people enjoy different things for different reasons, and while there's a time and place for discussing the merits of a particular piece of fanfic or fanart, the Tour is not it. If someone violates this rule, please don't add to the situation by commenting further. Contact the mods, and we'll handle it.
4. No recs that contain graphic underage sexuality. In this case, underage means younger than 18.
5. Please identify the creator, source URL, and title (if any) of all fanworks in your post, including fanart thumbnails. How you do that is up to you, though we do have a recommended header to make things easier. This isn't intended to limit your creativity in how you post your recs, just to make sure it's easy to identify who drew/painted/wrote/vidded what and to go check out the original, the better to appreciate their work.
Why I fangirl this:
Most of the things in the header are pretty self-explanatory, however "Status" refers to whether the fic is Complete or a WIP. While we'd like it if you'd use the header, no one is going to shriek in outrage if you don't or if you change it to suit a rec that's unique and doesn't fit the usual parameters. The main thing is that the creators are clearly credited and it’s reasonably straightforward for others to go check out the fanwork and fangirl it too.
That's all for the moment, but we do reserve the right to add a new rule or two if something comes up in the future. If so, we'll post any changes or additions.
If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please don’t hesitate to either comment to this post or email the mods at email@example.com .
Whew… I was worried about getting this posted. Not because of LJ’s frequent downtime’s lately, though those have been worrisome too, but because I have been so blooming forgetful lately. Each day when I see a post for the tour I’m like, “I need to do… oohhh shiny!” >.<
But anyway, I’m here with my rec’s. It’s a very mixed bag for your viewing pleasure this Thursday. I’ve got slash, non-slash and a couple of things that could be slash if you squint. I’ve got Twilight, some anime and Avatar: The Last Airbender, hopefully these fandoms will tickle someone’s fancy.
If you view anything I would say to view the video, which is the very first thing I listed. Even if you’re not a slash fan… this video is so outstanding I really don’t have proper words to describe it. I wish I could be that good at editing!
Enough of my rambling. Enjoy this stop on the fangirl tour!
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If you need to reach one of us during an outage (or whenever), the tour email addy is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here are the possibilities we've come up with so far, along with the drawbacks we've thought of for each:
- Delay the Tour until the problem is fully resolved. Drawbacks: not everyone who's planning to post may be available to post at a later time.
- Create a mirror Tour community on Dreamwidth. Drawbacks: while you can comment with OpenID, every fangirl with a stop on the Tour would need an account in order to post, and that would mean coming up with invite codes. ETA: According to comments, this may not be the problem it seemed, as DW may make more codes available in the case of a migrating community. Also, not everyone wants to have an account on Dreamwidth.
- Create a mirror Tour community on InsaneJournal. Drawbacks: while no invite code is needed, all posters would still need to create an IJ account, and not everyone necessarily wants an IJ account either.
So, what are your thoughts?
What would you like the Fangirl Tour to do if the LJ outages continue/get worse?