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([personal profile] oneiriad Sep. 18th, 2017 09:55 pm)
While waiting for the last of my nominated Yuletide fandoms to make it through the eye of the needle, I thought I'd make a post about my AU Exchange fic - which I keep thinking of as my Norse Wonder Woman fic, because the prompt asked for a Wonder Woman au, where she was from another mythology than Greek, and, well, the mythology I know best and have the least worries about playing with is Norse, so...

Chooser of the Slain (4248 words) by oneiriad
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Wonder Woman (2017)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Diana (Wonder Woman)/Steve Trevor
Characters: Diana (Wonder Woman), Steve Trevor
Additional Tags: Alternate Universe - Norse Religion & Lore, Alternate Origin Story, Canonical Character Death
Summary: She was born on the day when the great wolf Sköll devoured the Sun.
When the day turned unexpectedly into night, the Maiden King Jófast cried out in the pain of her labour, and when the light returned, a far smaller voice came with it.
They named the girl Dís.
You come home from Bali, you need to start planning for Paris - ILL conference for work and then staying a long weekend after to meet up with a fandom friend from the US. That's going to be a nice trip.

Also, remind me that I need to make a planning post for tuesday? Stegelmann is nearly upon us.

What I've recently finished reading

The Role-Playing Society: Essays on the Cultural Influence of RPGs
Could have been better. I found the chapter on the Satanic panic quite interesting. On the other hand, half of the articles were about rpgs in educational contexts, which felt - they had an entire section dedicated to articles like that, and then more articles in other sections? It was too much.

Mike Mignola: Hellboy in Hell: The Death Card
Didn't feel like much happened here, really.

Dagbogen 2. september - en dag i Danmark
I got this because the National Museum was doing this project again - basically, encouraging everybody to writing diaries on a specific day and sending them in. This book is a selection of these perfectly ordinary, boring day diaries from 25 years ago. Sometimes they feel dated in dramatically ironic ways - references to Brixtofte, for instance, or when somebody wants to brag about their new computer, a Commodore 64. At other times - I think there was one of anything lgbt - a woman referring to a colleague, who was possibly lesbian. It was a very broad spectrum of people 's diaries published - in the foreword, the museum people write that they'd barely gotten through the first 100.000 diaries - but at the same time, I found so very little in the way of people like me, and I don't know if that's just because they didn't write in, if they were not selected for the book, or if the museum people had simply not gotten to those piles yet when the book was made.

Mind you, this all reminds me that I need to write down the second half of my own diary from the 6th of september before things fade too much and send it in. Guess that's one way to go down in history.

Steve Orlando: Midnighter: Hard
Not as good as Out, since most of this devolves into fairly basic fights against the Suicide Squad (which does not fully comprehend what they are dealing with), though it's nice to see Midnighter reunited with Apollo. Will need to read the Apollo & Midnighter comic soon.

Kurt Busiek: Astro City: Honor Guard
Not the strongest Astro City collection, but still quite good.

Alex Beecroft: Blue Eyed Stranger
This is nice novel. Two nice young men, each with their own issues, meet at the Medieval Markets they both attend, and most of the drama revolves around their personal issues. I enjoyed it.

What I'm reading now

Veil of Night, Grant Morrison's Multiversity comic - so far my favourite is the utopia is boring alternate, where Superman fixed everything and the next generation of heroes and villains are mostly just bored, and Paris from the Vide Verden series.

What I'm reading next

Either Fenrisfærden by Susanne Clod Pedersen or maybe one of those books lurking on my un-read shelf. Decisions, decisions.

Total number of books and comics read this year: 147
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([personal profile] oneiriad Sep. 10th, 2017 08:17 pm)
Apparently, Guillermo del Toro has just won the Golden Lion in Venice for his new movie "The Shape of Water" which is all about Abe Sapien getting a girlfriend.

*wanders over on imdb and kino.dk to see when I can get to see this movie I've already been looking forward to since I saw the first trailer*

22nd of February 2018???!!!

And it's not like the Danish media are posting about it on all the big news sites, either. Which is odd, considering - Golden Lion! I get that the big headlines today are all about Irma, but when I actively go looking - I can barely find anything and I went on Infomedia to search as well...
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([personal profile] oneiriad Sep. 8th, 2017 10:03 pm)
So, I just wanted to share this fannish thing I've been a part of this summer.

See, I'm part of a group of Legends of Tomorrow fans, who found certain aspects of the second season - unsatisfying. So, we kinda somehow managed to organize after the season ended, and, well - spent most of the summer chatting and coordinating and writing - an alternate season 2 of Legends of Tomorrow.

Which we are currently posting, one fic "episode" a day for most of september, and then the real season three will start appearing in tv in early october, so we're just in time.

And today was my day. As in my episode. Which involves the time travelling superheroes ending up in Viking Age Jutland and having to save Sweyn Forkbeard from an untimely death at the hands of Jomsvikings with high-tech axes, and there's spell-singing völvas and stuff.

And look! Kickingshoes, who are these amazing fan artists in LoT fandom and a few others (when they are not off being amazing professional artists) have done a series of Major Arcana inspired fan arts for the rewrite, and look at the one for my episode!

And I know that most people reading this DW/LJ isn't in LoT fandom with me, but I just wanted to share this with you anyway, because I feel that this is kinda an amazing project and I'm a little bit proud to be a part of it.

Episode 5: The Sorceress' Apprentice (7874 words) by oneiriad
Chapters: 2/2
Fandom: DC's Legends of Tomorrow (TV)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Mick Rory, Sara Lance, Ray Palmer, Martin Stein, Jefferson "Jax" Jackson, Leonard Snart, Lisa Snart, Amaya Jiwe
Additional Tags: Virtual Season/Series, Vikings, Alternate Canon, Canon Rewrite, Mick in a viking helmet, The Viking Age
Series: Part 5 of Legends of Tomorrow Season 2 Rewrite
Summary: Having lost both loved ones and their pieces of the legendary Spear of Destiny to the speedster Eobard Thawne, the Legends are eager to track him down and bring him to justice. But a massive time aberration forces them to interrupt their search and head some thousand years back in time to a Scandinavia where two legendary Viking kings are about to meet in a battle that might change the world as we know it...

(Episode 5 of a full 22-episode rewrite of season 2 - the same broad story arc, but rewritten episodes).

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