mymetalphantom: (Default)
That I have changed my username. I hated my old one, mainly because it was based on an old joke between my friends and I; a joke we've all grown out of. I've been meaning to change it for ages but have only just got round to doing it. Plus, now this account fits with my fic journal account, in that they are both pretentious enough to include (very vague) Dylan Thomas quotes XD

I can't help it, I love Dylan Thomas; I have to, my family comes from Swansea.

Anyway, pointless post is pointless

How have you all been?
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Today I was taking screencaps from The Thick of It (which, by the way, is about as easy as trying to thread a needle when drunk), when something caught my eye. Slightly relevent to (some of) our interests.

Cut because the image might appear bigger than I first thought and I don't want to mess up everyone's friend's page. )

Fic Time

Jul. 3rd, 2010 07:15 pm
mymetalphantom: (STTOS...Spock/McCoy...swooning is)
It's funny how I get prompts and my imagination steers me in a completely different direction.

Anyway, I wrote a thing. It's silly but I kinda love the silliness.

Title: Fal-Tor-Pan or: How to Accidentally Get Married on Vulcan
Fandom: Star Trek: TOS
Rating: PG-13, probably.
Pairing: Spock/McCoy
Summary: Spock and McCoy discover a strange side-effect to the fal-tor-pan. McCoy also discovers a secret that Spock has been keeping for a long time.
Author’s Note: I've been threatening to write this for about nine years :P

Over at my newly revamped fic journal!
mymetalphantom: ( taking pictures)
So I wanted to do a silly, lighthearted post.

I bring you Star Trek GIFs that I've stolen collected on my travels across the web. Purely for the lulz.

Still boldly splitting infinitives )
mymetalphantom: (Default)
So here's a meme-y thing from [ profile] elaby. Feel free to join in.

1. Reply to this post, and I will pick five of your icons.

2. Make a post (including the meme info) and talk about the icons I chose.

3. Other people can then comment to you and make their own posts.

4. This will create a never-ending cycle of icon squee.

Here are the icons that [ profile] elaby picked for me.

clicky clicky )


Jun. 16th, 2010 06:51 pm
mymetalphantom: (STTOS...Kirk/McCoy)
I have spent a great deal of time over the past two days staring at my computer screen, but I've finally managed to find a LJ layout that I don't hate. Hooray! I hated the old layout, I could never see what I was typing in the comments boxes, boo! Plus, the colours were off so I couldn't see some text. So far so good with this layout though.

Then I decided while I was on a roll I'd revamp all of my other journals as well. It gave me a headache, but at least they all look pretty now.

I also finally managed to sort out all of my Star Trek icons. 102 of them to be precise *phew* (and those were just the ones that were any good). I just make icons when I have a spare few minutes between other things, then they build up and build up. I really do need to be more organised about this stuff.

Anyway, blithing much? My Star Trek icons can be located HERE and HERE

And that's it. Yes. Bye. :D
mymetalphantom: (STTOS...Kirk/Spock/McCoy...a strange)
You can tell can't you, that I'm wasting time? Yeah, but at least you get pretty pictures out of it.

This is my pic spam, going a little way to explaining why I have an almost unconditional love for Star Trek: The Original Series

There is an obvious bias (mainly focussed on the OT3) and I would apologise for it, but I'm not the least bit sorry. I am unashamed! XD

This is not the end of it, either...sorry.

With evidence of unnecessary touching )
mymetalphantom: (Default)
First off, apologies if you are following my icon journal as well as this one. You must feel like you're getting me in stereo!

Anyway, I'm tidying up my computer and I'm starting off by getting rid of a backlog of icons. So far I've posted:

Classic Horror - Dracula (1931), Hammer's Brides of Dracula and Psycho (1960)

The Producers (1960 and 2005)

House of Cards

Not a bad start. I don't even know where to start with all the Star Trek and M*A*S*H icons I've made. There are too many, some good some not so good. I really have to learn to be more organised.

(Notice how I haven't started with the backlog of fic, which I really should get a move on with).
mymetalphantom: (HoC...Urquhart/Sarah/Stamper...sick and)
Ashes to Ashes finished. I know it needed to be brought to a conclusion, it couldn’t go on forever but still I feel bereft. What am I going to do without it? I mean, it was a bit rough on my feminist side Gene Hunt...back seat of the Quattro...I think so, but I loved it so much. *sniffle*

Lost also finished. About bloody time. And on that note...what? I know I haven’t really been paying attention for like, a while now, but still...was it just me or did it answer practically nothing? I know a little ambiguity is intriguing (you’re talking to a fan of The Prisoner) but Bah. I may have to re-watch the whole thing from beginning to end when I have time.

I realised today that my Government, the ACTUAL one that runs my country RIGHT NOW, in my head goes a little like this:

David Cameron = Urquhart
George Osborne = Stamper
Nick Clegg = Sarah

Complete with weird triangular relationship and jealousy issues.

OMG people, I should not be thinking like this about important real life stuff! I blame [ profile] uk_lolitics. It is preventing me from taking this seriously. Plus the BBC keeps describing David Cameron and Nick Clegg as a couple! It’s driving me goddamn crazy! It makes me mad because I would love it if I didn’t dislike Cameron so very, very much. Cameron/Osborne all the way! (That way I dislike both the people in the ship equally).

I have been sort of fic writing. The thing is, we have the wedding of the century going on here at the moment (my friend would not have me describe it any other way), so I’ve been busy with real life...but this is good, happy real life so I’m down with that.

I bought some cowboy boots. They’re very sexy but, to paraphrase Bill Maher: ‘there are no cowboys, I’m wearing a costume!’

The weather has been very hot here. You know how bad we were during the cold weather? Well, we’re not very good in the heat either.

Beyond the fic prompts you guys gave me I also have more Star Trek fic in my head; an AU of This Side of Paradise where they actually stay on the planet with the HIGHLY SUGGESTIVE plant life and another, as yet directionless, S/Mc fic (which at the moment consists of random bits of smut that need shaping into some sort of story).

TL;DR? I get too emotionally invested in TV, I’m starting to view my country’s politics as a fandom, I have no style, and I’ve been writing porn.
mymetalphantom: (STTOS...Kirk/McCoy...friends with)
I know that nobody asked for this, but this story came to me in the wee small hours of the morning and wouldn't let me sleep till I'd written it down. I have, of course, edited it since then, because...well no one wants to read fic that was written at four in the morning, cos that's horrible.

Anywho, I think I'm getting better at writing fluffier stuff...even though the fluffy stuff comes after moments of angst.

Title: The Choices we Make
Fandom: Star Trek: The Original Series
Pairing: Kirk/McCoy Friendship
Rating: Something for all the family...maybe.
Summary: Kirk has a much needed talk with McCoy in the aftermath of their encounter with the Vians.
Author's Note: Set after The Empath. An episode that I kinda love just a little bit, because it makes me wibble slightly.

He needs something to banish the thoughts of death. )
mymetalphantom: (MASH...Hawkeye/Mulcahy...I know I'm)
In reply to my request for prompts [ profile] nemo_everbeing asked for M*A*S*H fic. Specifically for Hawkeye/Mulcahy. Nemo is clearly made of win!

If I haven't written for a fandom I like to start off small, practice a bit. I have something larger planned, but this is just a little, itty bitty ficlet. An appetiser, if I'm allowed to be pretentious for a moment.

Title: And I Can Hear God Laugh
Fandom: M*A*S*H
Pairing: Hawkeye/Mulcahy
Rating: I dunno...nothing graphic here.
Summary: Hawkeye gets the feeling that somebody up there is having a bit of fun at his expense.
Author's Note: Yeah, one of these guys is a Roman Catholic Priest. If you're going to be offended by it, please don't read it. Thank you.

I’ve often had the feeling that my life is just a tragi-comedy... )
mymetalphantom: (Yes a terrorist and his)
You've probably heard that Britain has gone Conservative...except that a bit of it is actually Liberal as well. No, we're not sure how that's gonna work either. We're new to this whole coalition malarkey.

David Cameron, our new *shudders* Prime Minister, is possibly a robot that Rupert Murdoch constructed in his basement and is currently being controlled by Margaret Thatcher.

Some have an alternate theory, that Margaret Thatcher is actually inside the robot and will burst out as soon as the Tories are totally settled.

I also suspect that Cameron made Nick Clegg (Liberal Democrat...a party, not an insult) the Deputy PM just so he could seduce him. I think this will make George Osborne (the Chancellor and Cameron's boyfriend) very jealous. Methinks this will not end well.

I was gonna write a fill for a prompt over at the UK Politics meme about Evil Dictator!Cameron/Resistence Leader!Nick Clegg. It looks as if someone else is filling it. This is good, because I couldn't conceive of a Cameron with enough personality to be evil.

On a practically unrelated note, there's a Yes, Prime Minister play. I'm actually quite sick with excitement about that.

Completely unrelated, we were watching the Star Trek ep The City on the Edge of Forever. Liz dared me to run out into the road in the early hours of the morning and shout "KILLERS, ASSASSINS!" You wouldn't believe how sorely tempted I was to take her up on it. Not only would I get free booze but it would also annoy my neighbours, and that is a good enough excuse to do anything. Mind you, we had been drinking.

I want to write some fic. Any ideas? Fandoms? Pairings? Prompt me, darlings!
mymetalphantom: (STTOS...Spock/McCoy...swooning is)
Okay, so I did finally get up the nerve to post it.

Due to frustration and election blues it really isn't the fluffy fic I wanted it to be. Maybe next time.

I've found that I love writing for Star Trek though!

Over at my oft neglected fanfiction journal.
mymetalphantom: (Yes Minister...tough job being a)
Direct, concise and pictorial )

For those not interested in the damp little island at the end of the world, there may (or may not) be fic tomorrow. Probably over at the fic journal, if I have the courage to actually post it.

For those not interest in any of the above...well, sorry.

(House of Cards gets no love icon-wise today because I am so very, very angry with the Conservatives.)
mymetalphantom: (STTOS...Spock/McCoy...swooning is)
There was discussion of fluffy illness fic, remember? My first draft is done but it isn't what I wanted. I'm now beginning to angst over it, which makes the writing much less fluffy, which in turn causes more angst. I'm trapped in a big ol' vicious circle. I really need to learn not to be an uptight pain in the arse when it comes to writing, because in all other aspects of life I'm actually rather mellow and relaxed. XD

Do you also remember me talking about drabbles? I wrote some. They're Star Trek drabbles. I'm not sold on them as drabbles but I like the premise of some of them, so I might develop them later on when I have time. There were more, but these were the only ones I didn't completely hate. (I'm posting them basically because I have nothing left to do for the rest of the day XD)

S/Mc is SO MUCH FUN to write )
mymetalphantom: (STTOS...McCoy doing some great pouting)
Well...sweet F.A. really, unless watching Star Trek has suddenly become a productive use of time. Oh well, what else is time off for if not for cocking about?

I did some fandom-y type things. I tried writing drabbles. Wow, am I really bad at that. I'm not good at capturing a moment in a few words. I'm a babbler, even when I'm writing.

I also realised the other day that despite the fact that most of my main 'ships have a doctor in them, I've never written a nice, fluffy illness fic. Feeling that this should be remedied I got going and started one. Yeah...fluff? Not my strong point. What's wrong with me, guys? I love reading fluffy fic but I can't write it to save my life.

This might have something to do with the fact that my 'ships are not chosen for their fluff value.

Icon may be slightly related.

I will persist though. If other people can do it, then I can too...surely. There is more to life than angsting and worrying.

I've also been pre-occupied with the General Election we've got going on here. I'm trying not to panic too much about the prospect of a Conservative Government. Or a hung Parliament. Basically I'm trying not to be irrational worried about the whole thing.

One more thing: I am, for a change, very excited about new Doctor Who. I likes this Matt Smith fellow!
mymetalphantom: (Detective work...pretty detective work)
I'm supposed to be back doing real life stuff and not hanging around here posting stuff. But I really did mean to post this like, last year some time.

I stumbled upon these whilst tidying up (heh heh, "tidy oop"...sorry, Producers quote) my hard drive.

For those of us who squeed like crazy over this cute little show.  CHEBURASHKA!

Photobucket  Photobucket  Photobucket  Photobucket  Photobucket  Photobucket  Photobucket  Photobucket

There really aren't enough to warrant a post in my icon journal.

Not bad though, considering the really crappy pics I had to work with. If anyone knows where I could get better quality caps please let me know.

D'aww, how cute is this show?
mymetalphantom: (Default)
In two parts because Livejournal limits are the bane of my existence.

Anywho, here's a meme that I did before my hiatus and then forgot to post. I had to pick my favourite icons and write about them. I thought I'd post it now because it combines two things I love. Icons and my own fannish opinions XD

100x100 Prettiness )