marycrawford: 13 hour clock icon (Default)
Dear Yuletide writer:

Hi! Yay, you share at least one of these wonderful fandoms with me, and I’m so glad you chose it. Have an excellent Yuletide! And please do not worry: optional details are optional, and any prompts are only there in case you’d like to have something to kickstart your story.

Things I love, in general

I love happy endings, especially after tense, difficult situations. Some of my favorite story tropes are hurt/comfort, A sacrificing himself for B, and "A thinks B is dead, but he's not really", but I also love light, funny stories, plot, snark, missing scenes, understated longing, ordinary domestic days in the life of the characters, epistolary stories, and stories written from an outsider’s point of view.

Things I love about these particular fandoms:

Invisible Man, Darien Fawkes and Bobby Hobbes )

Elfquest, Cutter and Skywise )

Hercules: the Legendary Journeys, Hercules and Iolaus )

Mask of Apollo - Mary Renault, Nikeratos and Thettalos )

marycrawford: 13 hour clock icon (yuletide iolaus)
I had just enough time this morning to get online, find my story (YAY!) and throw it into my ebook; then I got to read it on the train.

It's an Invisible Man story, and I adore it. Thank you so much, dear Yuletide Santa! *dances*

It's got all the things I love about Iman plus some things they somehow forgot to add but that we all knew were happening anyway. In fact, this should so have been part of their Christmas episode. Did I mention this has an invisible Darien stalking Hobbes while he's doing his Christmas shopping? And that it's got a great snarky Darien voice, or that those bits near the end are making my glasses fog up? Yeah. Also, the connection between Hobbes and Fawkes is my absolute favorite thing about Invisible Man, and this story just nails that.

Don't know who he thinks he's kidding. Says Bobby Hobbes doesn't do Christmas. I remind him that I did Hanukah. Tells me he has some errands to run. I say why I don't go with you and we can catch the new Bond flick when you're done? And then he pulls some dumb excuse about getting the van winterized and dropping off the dry cleaning and picking up a fifth of Chivas for The Official and a box of ass-wipes for Ebert and he doesn't know how long it's all going to take and how `bout tomorrow? Yeah, right.
Read Coito Ergo Sum (PG-13, Darien/Bobby) - and please comment on the story if you liked it!

And if you happen not to be an Iman fan - there's a THOUSAND and FIFTY-TWO multifandom stories now live on the archive, people. Holy wow. *runs off to read*

Eberts!

Nov. 16th, 2005 02:47 pm
marycrawford: 13 hour clock icon (text - normall)
So, someone recced an Invisible Man story on [livejournal.com profile] crack_van that ... really didn't make my day, and to make things better I went on a hunt and finally found my I-man discs again. I still haven't watched most of the second season (shut up, I'm slow) and I didn't remember where I left off, so I picked an early 2nd season episode at random.

It was The Importance of Being Eberts, and now I am just fizzing with love for this series again, for Hobbes and Darien and, of course, Eberts. I love this show. Eberts! Winking at Bobby Hobbes! And both Darien and Bobby immediately recognize that this means Eberts is Evil.

I love how Hobbes gets all snippy when Darien turns Eberts invisible but not him, and Eberts' reaction to being turned invisible:
Eberts: Wow! Oh! That was incredible!
Fawkes: I get that a lot.
And this:
Fawkes: Ah, that’s not that bad. The guy does know his computers.
Hobbes: There’s no backspace in combat, my friend. He’s a liability.
Fawkes: Did you just say 'there’s no backspace in combat'?
And the Ping of Death and Hobbes' belief that scissors cut rock and Ebert's first name and HobbesNet, and the way Hobbes and Darien talk about banana splits while sneaking into a building:
Hobbes: Yeah, but I like warm chocolate. I like warm things in my mouth-
Fawkes: Oh, that’s nice.

Pwned.

Apr. 5th, 2005 07:48 pm
marycrawford: 13 hour clock icon (conversation)
OK, look, I'm not defecting from H:tLJ or anything, but by gum I'm going to buy the Invisible Man dvds. If only for this interview. And because I hate watching shows on my computer, and I've only gotten about as far as Flowers For Hobbes, which is basically a bulletproof kink of mine turned into an episode, so. *g*

In other news, the Vividcon vid auction is open. This means you can throw money at a vidder and have them make the vid of your choice. And when I say throw money, I mean it - right now the top bid for [livejournal.com profile] permetaform, an excellent vidder who was insane brave enough to offer 'any fandom', is $320. Wow.

I keep thinking about it, and I don't think I have a vid in my brain that I badly want someone else to make. Not even the Buffy one to Nick Cave. Which I suppose is good, or at least frugal, but it's also a bit odd - what, do I think I'm so great that I want to make all my ideas myself, even the ones that consist of 'this is a great song that needs to be vidded' and nothing else? Maybe it's just that I don't want to tell another vidder what to do - I want to see what they make and be surprised, and I want to see a vid invested with all their passion for an idea or a fandom, not mine.

Now, if it was a story auction, that would all fly out the window - especially if H:tLJ were on offer. I'd probably go broke just to get all of you to write me stories full of sacrifice, angst, snark and manly cuddling. *g*

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