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Title: dreaming, but not sleeping

Series: Neil Gaiman's The Sandman, Inception
Character/Pairing: Dominic Cobb, Death, Dream, Daniel Hall
Genre: General
Rating: PG-R
Spoilers/Warnings: Spoilers for The Kindly Ones, warnings for character death and assisted suicide.
Wordcount: 1112
Summary:Dominic Cobb is old and dying. He slips into one last dream before he stops breathing - but his death is not the last of his dreaming.

Read at either forever_verdant or AO3.
grassangel: (ehh what)

31 fandoms that are, somehow, in my head, linked to each other.

To read:

- Fandoms with white inner rings are central fandoms in any of the other maps.
- Any fandom overlapping or residing another fandom operate by the same/similar rules or have thematic links.
- Striped backgrounds are purely for decoration. Outlined fandom names are for readability.
- A few fandoms appear twice. This is due to limits of space being what they are/the proximity of other fandoms connecting them to their other related fandoms would've required the bending of space/overlapping fandoms which they shouldn't.
-  Sandman and His Dark Materials, as well as a handful of other fandoms not represented, should in theory be all encompassing. I have not done this as it would give me a headache.

This is subject to change, as fandoms will be added and shifted, but it is nice to have a nice set of images to refer people to.

grassangel: (yeah...)

No advertising for the second series of Sherlock? I almost missed it if it weren't for my friend and her mother. And I really hope you don't have the US cut. 

And Avengers blather, because I can't be bothered opening another tab to ramble. )

Read more... )
grassangel: (black&white)

So, as I have been reading far too much X-men fanfiction recently and I don’t follow X-men at all outside of the movies (of which I’ve only seen three, First Class included) and the second animated series I decided to look at Wikipedia to inform me. Also, I wanted to check whether the fact Nightcrawler’s hair is grounds for a Sandman crossover. (X-men is Marvel, Sandman is DC so er… in-universe is out, BUT IT’S SO CURLY and exactly like Desire’s hair and now I want to read something that involves the two of them.)
Which lead to me looking at Magneto’s timeline and… holy crap. I don’t think I’ve got enough suspension of belief for the comic canon. I’ll just stick to movie/cartoon canon and fanon. It’s er… kind of more believable. Though the House of M storyline does seem kind of cool. Also, Magneto has a case of twins in the family tree. Both his kids and his grandkids have pairs of twins in them. His grandkids seem the coolest out of the lot though, with a fan favourite – Wiccan – and the cutie Luna (whose mother is called Polaris and eee, geeky celestial name love!) being two of them. It almost makes me sad that in my headcanon (which is pretty much hybrid genetics) that they wouldn’t have children. Although… yeah, if there are great-grandkids in a storyline the story’s been going on far too long. Especially if the great-grandparents are still alive. And er… comics shouldn’t HAVE complex family trees.

And I found out more stuff about Magneto, including how Ian McKellen ALSO wishes that Magneto and Professor X got together )

I then talk about Moira, beards, history and how I REALLY want a crossover featuring Canton the III )

Followed by Raven, yet more rambling about how horrible comic book family trees are as well as more wishing for a Doctor Who crossover. )

Suddenly a distraction! Or a demon named Azazel who has a kid in New Zealand and is played by an actor who did a remake of a British sci-fi pioneer and worked with David Tennant, thus proving that every English actor ever has worked with every other English actor. )

Also, Mark Gatiss is awesome. And there should be a Doctor Who and Haruhi Suzumiya crossover of a kind. )

And that pretty much sums up my exciting adventure through Wikipedia. If you find such things as interesting. I know I found it interesting, even though I went on tangents galore and isn’t it such a pretty thing to see how my mind works.
//shutting up now

But wait, there's footnotes! )

grassangel: (yeah...)
So a week ago I watched the new X-men movie.
Which is supposedly bad if you follow the comics at all, but I've only really seen the first and third movies and a sizeable chunk of the animated series in 2005. So to me as a person not too invested in the series, it was fairly shiny and explody but not BAD even though there wasn't quite enough focus on the parts I wanted.

I still tightened my slash goggles though, you know, just in case it was bad as people had been screaming on the internet and I needed some hilarity.

As a result, I kinda ship Darwin/Havoc and of course Erik/Xavier. The latter of which had a similar amount of subtext supertext the level of the Doctor/the Master.
I assume you don't want a whole lot of rambling about their subtext clogging your flists. And me going on about other stuff in the movie too. )

Go into a movie expecting it to be crap and with your slash goggles strapped on very firmly and a movie will be HILARIOUS. Even when it isn't bad and actually kind of fun because you don't care too much about the canon anyway.
grassangel: (team tardis)
Whoo! My bi-yearly icon change around. I still need a few more I think. Something slashy, switch around the Pokemon one, another cute thing and maybe either something shiny and sciency.

ANYWAY. The episode.

Which had gloriously Neil Gaiman-y music even. )

Things that I am glad for from this episode. )

As a consequence of the TARDIS being put into a human, I now kind of ship... well, what I said in the title. Also, my hair can do crazy. We all know what that means. )

Tangentally, if I were to have a ride in the TARDIS... )

The unrelated bits at the end:
I keep hearing dubstep in TV programs. This is somewhat disconcerting, as it's a very NOT mainstream kind of genre. Except it kind of is, but not... it's somewhere between popular and obscure and bits of it float through and those floating through bits mystify me. Especially because they're original bits of dubstep, not dubstep mixes of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory songs or the lines the turrets say or Nyancat.

There should be a "I Want You Gone" and a "The Humans are Dead" mashup. I keep listening to the former and partway through singing "Binary solo! Zero zero one." during an instrumental bit.
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Contains spoilers )

I want to read good N fanfiction now. PokeSpe fic as well. I AM SO HAPPY FANFICTION.NET HAS ADDED A WORLD FILTER.
Hmmm... I should do a meme type thing to finish off some fics. How about I post summaries/first lines and people pick things I should finish first? Except I also want to start new stuff like PokeSpe drabbles or maybe take requests.
grassangel: (Yuuko)
I saw it.

Somewhere, there is a very unhappy Dream wondering what the hell is happening to his realm. There also needs to be more crossover fic with HOLiC as well as stuff exploring thaumaturgical architecture/architectural thaumaturgy and the Khloidanikos (from the Doctrine of Labyrinths series).

It was not that confusing. I survived and manage to help map out a timeline for Tsubasa. Inception is... comparable, but doesn't involve nearly as many stable time loops or paradoxical almost incestuous relationships. Um... it may have also helped I went expecting it to be "IT WAS ALL A DREAM" and thus it was a bit less than what I had expected.

This is probably spoilery )

Also a very odd movie if you can, or have ever, lucid dreamed. You find yourself mentally shouting at the screen about denying the situation and just willing a change.
The sensation of exiting a dream is also more like falling [into a black hole and becoming infinitesimaly dense], not falling prompts the exiting of a dream.
grassangel: (my ship let me show you it)
Rhiannon and Tamsin, I finally finished this a couple of weeks ago. I’ll probably even go and re-read The Merlin Conspiracy because it’s been a while since I did read it.
If you are not the two above, they had been needling me to read it. ‘It’ being Deep Secret, the book that comes before The Merlin Conspiracy and is kind of a prequel except not. I do believe though, that they are both listed as being part of Diana Wynne Jones’ Magids series.

The entire book is fun. It has random sci-fi/fantasy references and all the adventure happens at a convention. How could it not be absolute win? It even has Sandman references and this was written mere years after the series finished.
The obvious 90’s feel of it all also kind of added to the fun. I am not sure all the trials and tribulations concerning computers and disks would be as amusing if you weren’t imagining floppy discs and Windows 3.1.

But aside from the general geek/nerd squee, it also reads very much like home. Which sounds very odd but it’s one of those books that immediately feels comfy and warm as soon as you get a few pages into it. There are only a few authors and a few series which read like that for me. Mostly fantasy authors and series, and okay, Diana Wynne Jones is  one of those few authors but warm fuzzies from books! It makes me want to read them over and over again, because that warm fuzzy feeling is just so addictive. (Also, books are a bit less weird to get that feeling from than a movie which has

Unfortunately the combination of the two points above thus make me think this happens in the same universe as Good Omens. Yeah, I’ll just leave you with that image.

And I’d have a lot more squee here if I hadn’t returned the book two weeks ago. But I’ll settle for eyeing Rupert and how he went on about Rob and Nick’s prettiness way too much. Okay, so he also went ‘admire admire’ at Maree too, but… yeah, bi-dar activate!
Or something.
Except all the ‘ships/pairings were kind of ‘meh’, unless they were sibling relationships, in which case they were cute. (Yeah, both the Venables and Koryforian heirs.)
Keeping that in mind, I will admit Maree was unabashedly awesome.

That's it really... I wish I could say more aside from “It was really fun to read!” but yeah.

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