jar: (words5)
2013-09-01 07:53 pm

book-book-book said the literary chicken

I bought a Henry Rollins book AND "Stuart: A Life Backwards" this week, both of which were 0.01p on Amazon (so £2.81 because postage). Delicious retail therapy.

Question: what did you read last and would you recommend it to me?

Question part two: if you wouldn't recommend the last thing you read, what book do you recommend?
jar: (unibones2)
2013-08-27 07:24 pm

so it turns out that photography?

Photo I took under the cut. )

SO now I am living in London, I have ended up with a pretty strong photography habit. Which lead me to the crazy idea (by me, I mean [livejournal.com profile] apiphile told me I should and I went WHY DIDN'T I THINK OF THAT SOONER) of setting up a Redbubble account so I could upload some of my photographs to be sold as prints or postcards (or whatever else, if someone requests it):

ossifier a.k.a. the slightly pretentious name of my Redbubble account, and my photography tumblr.

I am going to put up more stuff as I go along, but if you'd like to browse, pimp and/or especially buy anything I would be super happy and grateful (I am quite poor, but also the idea that I could make any money from doing something I actually love is amazing?).
jar: (joe&billy (hcl))
2013-08-22 07:02 pm

(no subject)

I just had a moment of "there is nowhere I can post the things I would have posted to LJ a few years ago" and it was pretty ouchy because I am currently still trying to think of where I can, essentially, whine, and have it be to an audience of people I want to talk to/share with. The answer appears to be "nowhere".

So I don't know, perhaps I will make an effort in the next little while to use my once-beloved LJ for something other than reading my friends list (which I still do! Just very quietly).

I miss the way this place used to function.
jar: (unibones2)
2013-03-11 09:29 pm

I don’t like my monsters tame

I don’t like my monsters tame
you can put a collar on anything
if you are strong enough
and hard enough
clever and cold enough
but collars break
quicker than monsters

I don’t like my monsters tame
it means they lose the claws
the teeth and the tongues
they need to defend themselves
from everyone
but me

I don’t like my monsters tame
anyone can tame a thing
with command and fear
by not showing the beast
you too shiver
when your eyes meet
for too long

I don’t like my monsters tame

I like my monsters loyal

a loyal monster keeps its claws
and takes apart the lion-tamers
that come from behind chairs
a loyal monster eats from your hand
not because that is all there is
for it to live or die on
but because that is all it wants
and it is satisfied

I like my monsters loyal:

a bare cage and an iron collar
are not so easily carried
as the ground at your feet
which goes with you everywhere
there is always a place
for a loyal monster

a tame monster knows no loyalty

a loyal monster knows no fear
jar: (gpoy+doom)
2013-02-19 07:18 pm

I dun fic with a mill (dredd fic!)

So I get the feeling that no one actually saw Dredd, but in the event anyone else other than Mill and I did and actually enjoyed it, WE WROTE FIC (well, Mill mostly wrote it and I contributed bits and haggled over wordings uselessly).

I Am The Law by jelenedra & jar. PGish? Dredd-like violence features background, however. Dredd and Anderson being bros adorably, nothing 'shippy unless you'd like to see it that way.

“I am the law,” Dredd growls.

Anderson politely waits for him to finish his little speech before she says, “If you say “I am the law” one more time, I’m going to start spraying you with a water bottle like a disobedient cat.”

SO YEAH, that's partly what I did on my birthday weekend.

Hi LJ, long time no post. HOW ARE YOU?

Holy shit the new journal update page is awful, but still beats Tumblr's latest clusterfuckle.
jar: (Default)
2012-12-04 10:14 pm

fic index!

I'm running a fic challenge right now:
Fight_Bingo. Must be completed by: 21-9-2012 to be a winner, sign ups are still open, just comment here if you'd like a card.

Things you might want to know: This journal is (mostly) friends only. It's also (mostly) fannish. Icon and fic posts are public. I will probably friend you back if you say hi at some point.

I'm at dreamwidth and journalfen too, though I don't actively use them except to watch/comment on comms/journals that aren't on LJ. Friend away at either.

My fic and picspam. )


Gimme - Ichi the Killer - "Gimme Gimme Gimme" covered by A Perfect Circle - warning for gore.
jar: (joe&billy (hcl))
2012-09-21 12:21 am

I accidentally a disgusting HCL drabble

me: there is a tumblr called "billiam's cum world" and I have no idea why but that amuses me deeply. I am imagining at top hatted gent welcoming a family into BILLIAM'S MAGICAL WORLD OF CUM and them walking through a doorway and getting a bucket of white goo thrown on them
del: billiam as in billy tallent?
me: ahah no, but now that you've said it: yes. joe mans the cum bucket to throw on people.
del: oh god it probably has pee and spit in it too
me: so much spit. in fact I think "cum world" is false advertising, it's just a back alley where they empty the spit bucket from the show on fans afterward ahaha
me: Disgusting unbetaed chatfic-drabble. )
jar: (Default)
2012-08-20 06:49 pm

e-book rec! now with 500% more devious deflowered priests and rakish liars

So The Breaking of M is a 16th century gay romance with unreliable and evasive narrator, involving pirates, spies, priests, cross-dressing, masked orgies, and the dubious transport of rubies. It also involves a fair bit of kink which kind of happens during the course of the character development and plot. And it is also very hot in places. I found myself yelling at the lead character a hell of a lot, while at the same time being extremely fond of him.

Official summary: Matimeo Calvisia, spy and rake, finds himself in 16th-century Venice and faced with an apparently insurmountable challenge: the widely-read but narrowly-lived Padre Vito Bonifatigo is calling his credentials into question. The prickings of Matimeo’s pride lead him through a moral maze and dog him all the way across the Atlantic, but sooner or later something has to give…

ALSO, IT'S CHEAP: $1.99. So it's not a huge output to give it a go.

Buy it heeere.

It's only available as a Kindle book, but if you don't have a Kindle (like meeee) you can in fact download a desktop edition on which to read it.
jar: (fake sexy ohhh!)
2012-06-17 05:35 pm

vid: gimme (ichi the killer, kakihara)

An Ichi the Killer fanvid focussed on Kakihara. Music is "Gimme Gimme Gimme" by A Perfect Circle (Black Flag cover). Warning: blood, gore, spoilers.

Who's got two thumbs and has never made a vid before? This cat right here. After various fruitless searches of the internet, I realised that very possibly no one had made any Ichi the Killer vids, let alone one about MY LOVE Kakihara: crazy masochistic torturer who dresses like The Joker on a camp day. Comments especially appreciated because LOL WHAT AM I DO.

Though do take that warning very seriously if you're squeamish about blood/gore.

[ETA]: Does anyone by some random chance know if there is any other vids out there? I really can't find a single one and that makes me sad.
jar: (Default)
2012-06-12 06:02 pm

I've been hurting (rocknrolla, johnny & pete, r)

Title: I've been hurting since I bought the gimmick
Author: Jess.
Rating: R.
Fandom: Rocknrolla.
Pairing(s)/character(s): Johnny and Pete being bros who share needles. (This could also double as the summary. And the warning).
Warning: Drugs and violence and very briefly implied child abuse.
Notes: 1500ish words. Timeline: set while Johnny is officially dead. No idea if this fits the movie timeline, but with a little jiggling things about it could have been in there. For the “kicking”f_b square. If you recognise the title you're cooler than me because I had to look up the lyrics to steal it. Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] apiphile for tidying this up, any mistakes remaining are mine.
Summary: "Where there is a will, Pete, there is a dirty fucking way."

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jar: (Default)
2012-03-21 06:05 pm

book pimpin'

So my beffie Ret has complied a photobook, and you should all buy it because it is cheap, hilarious, cool, took her a long time to get all the pictures for, and because you will not regret your choices if you have ANY INTEREST in any of these things: hilarious things, art parodies, pigeons (specifically, the pigeons of Sydney), or some combination thereof.

Click! Buy! Get! Be amused!
jar: (Default)
2012-03-19 07:41 pm

baseball (generation kill AU, brad/ray-ish)

I feel like this needs a notasinglefuckwasgiven.gif disclaimer, almost.

Title: Baseball
Author: Jess
Rating: R.
Fandom: Generation Kill (AU)
Pairing(s)/character(s): Brad/denial/violence, minor Ray/terrible life choices (Brad/Ray. Ish).
Warning: I haven't finished anything in a while so this is probably not the best.
Notes: Sidestory in the Gentle Art Of Making Enemies 'verse. Will be completely confusing without reading the others. Set before the beginning of the series (a fact I just realised, by my own timeline, makes Ray a teenager). Written for the fight_bingo prompt "baseball bat".
Summary: Repressed Iceman has feels for horrible drugslut. (Summary courtesy of [livejournal.com profile] apiphile, and horrendously accurate, considering she hadn't read this before she said it).

Read more... )
jar: (thursdayverse!knuckles)
2012-03-15 12:57 pm

thursdayverse fic index

Weekfight Hotel. )

Please feel free to chuck any questions/fannish things you want linked here at me.
jar: (blood (bds))
2012-01-24 03:13 pm

The fiasco continues

Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] electricdruid at The fiasco continues

ACTA in a Nutshell –

What is ACTA?  ACTA is the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement. A new intellectual property enforcement treaty being negotiated by the United States, the European Community, Switzerland, and Japan, with Australia, the Republic of Korea, New Zealand, Mexico, Jordan, Morocco, Singapore, the United Arab Emirates, and Canada recently announcing that they will join in as well.

Why should you care about ACTA? Initial reports indicate that the treaty will have a very broad scope and will involve new tools targeting “Internet distribution and information technology.”

What is the goal of ACTA? Reportedly the goal is to create new legal standards of intellectual property enforcement, as well as increased international cooperation, an example of which would be an increase in information sharing between signatory countries’ law enforcement agencies.

Essential ACTA Resources

  • Read more about ACTA here: ACTA Fact Sheet
  • Read the authentic version of the ACTA text as of 15 April 2011, as finalized by participating countries here: ACTA Finalized Text
  • Follow the history of the treaty’s formation here: ACTA history
  • Read letters from U.S. Senator Ron Wyden wherein he challenges the constitutionality of ACTA: Letter 1 | Letter 2 | Read the Administration’s Response to Wyden’s First Letter here: Response
  • Watch a short informative video on ACTA: ACTA Video
  • Watch a lulzy video on ACTA: Lulzy Video

Say NO to ACTA. It is essential to spread awareness and get the word out on ACTA.

Via Tumblr

jar: (Default)
2012-01-02 05:38 pm

get out of those shoes and grow wings

But I Go Too High, The Sun Is Melting Through the Wax. Del is doing another charity anthology of short stories and art and whatnot, which is (possibly easily guessed at given the link) based around the story of Icarus.

If you're interested or want to contribute, go and tell her so she can get this shit rolling and raise lots of dosh for Médecins Sans Frontières!
jar: (Default)
2011-11-06 08:24 pm

fanmix! (or, for those who don't curr, random music!)

Though you know, I'm kind of proud of my clever playing card imagery. Anyone? No? Just me? :P

Sharpened Knives: a Daken, Bullseye & Deadpool mix.

Read more... )

jar: (princess (daken))
2011-11-01 09:13 am

threeway (marvel 616, bullseye/daken, deadpool)

Title: Threeway
Author: [livejournal.com profile] swear_jar
Rating: Rish?
Fandom: Marvel 616.
Pairing(s)/character(s): Bullseye/Daken (UST), Deadpool.
Warning: This is kind of a part one, but it will almost certainly never be finished. So, apologies in advance for that.
Notes: For the “naked” square on my fight_bingo card! This is sort of AU. Some time after the Dark Avengers imploded, but with basically everything after that hand waved away. Particularly the whole “Bullseye is dead” thing. Lots of hand waving going on, really. Tralala, fuck canon. Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] apiphile for betaing for me the day before she started NaNo *brofist*.
Summary: Lester is doing some surveillance for a job. It's a little more interesting than he'd expected.

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jar: (fake sexy ohhh!)
2011-10-06 06:27 pm

fic: terminal (marvel, dark avengers, daken/bullseye)

Title: Terminal
Author: [livejournal.com profile] swear_jar
Rating: Fighty times! Some bleeding.
Fandom: Marvel (comicverse)
Pairing(s)/character(s): Daken/Bullseye (UST, otherwise known as “Daken”).
Warning: Daken is a manipulative narcissistic jerk who thinks he's well clever?
Notes: For the “headbutt” square on my fight_bingo card. (I actually could have used “improvised weapons” for this and maybe a couple of other squares too, but whatever, headbutt it is). Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] apiphile for betaing any remaining fuck ups are miiine.
Summary: Daken pushes things too far, and then a bit further.

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jar: (Default)
2011-10-01 09:23 pm

fic: I know how you work (I am just like you) [marvel comicsverse]

Title: I know how you work (I am just like you)
Author: Jess ([livejournal.com profile] swear_jar)
Rating: R for sticky things.
Fandom: Marvel comicsverse (Punisher MAX).
Pairing(s)/character(s): Bullseye (Bullseye/Frank).
Warning: Main character is a genuinely crazy contract killer.
Notes: This is gap-filler for what takes place in Punisher MAX #6 - #11, the “Bullseye” arc. I'm not sure having read that is necessary exactly, but it wouldn't hurt. Here are some relevant pages to uh, demonstrate I didn't entirely pull this characterisation out of my own fevered brain. This is also a fill for the “guns” square on my fight_bingo card.
Summary: I nearly called this “Frank Castle stole my heart and all I got was this brutal beating” but it felt like false advertising since the beating takes place in the comic, not the fic. Still. Pretty accurate.

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