X-Men Verse: XMFC AU
Characters/Pairings: Charles/Erik, Logan, Wade
Rating: genish (worksafe)
Warnings/Spoilers: liberties were taken with the dinosaur anatomy. Palaeontologists proceed with caution.
Summary: When Erik Lehnsherr decides to answer the sketchy job ad on the very last page of the Classifieds, meeting an insane billionaire who has no concept of reality and troubling memory loss is not at all what he expects. He also doesn't expect to meet Charles Xavier, who might actually be the love of his life if he could ever get around to admitting it to himself.
He also doesn't expect dinosaurs, but then again, who really does these days?
Onward to the fic!
Art also available on Tumblr.
Dinosaurs. Guys. Dinosaurs. :D
( Onward to the dinosaurs )
X-Men Verse: XMFC AU
Characters/Pairings: Charles/Erik, Moira
Summary: They say love knows no bounds. Soulmates are meant to be... Do all these legends also apply to immortal creatures, bred to fight against each other? What happens when lovers are bound with duties and honor?
The leader of the Elite Seven, the highest ranking Archangel, Charles, senses a powerful Gifted on Earth, and immediately sets down to recruit her to Heaven before 'they' get a hold of her. But what happens when this seemingly simple mission brings him face to face with his old-friend-turned-nemesis, Erik, the Fallen angel, the Prince of Hell?
In which, every body is hell-bent (literally) on reuniting the unrequited lovers, the pretty little girl is not what she seems to be, and with an unsuspecting human is where it all began.
Thank you for this, hun, it was superfun working on the cutesy angel bits. :D
Onward to the fic!
Art also available on Tumblr.
( onward to the art! )
Aside from some odd bouts of "dude, gravity does not work like that," "...this is a spaceship, build to withstand pressure from the INSIDE, not OUTSIDE," "guys, in space if you can see the nearest flying object you are, oh, 5,000 klicks too close" and last but not least "levelling large inhabited areas gets old pretty fast" I really liked this movie. I thought it made more sense than the first one, and was altogether awesome. :D Benedict Cumberbatch was fantastic, I could listen to him for hours. Especially with the evil plots and such.
That being said, can we talk about how Jim Kirk shouldn't be in charge of a vessel bigger than a dinghy, and even then only when a more competent person is indisposed?
( Spoilers ahoy. )
I'm not going to get into the whole romance, because bleh, and the movie is very painful to watch, on account of extremely horrible dialogue. Think of any scene between Anakin and Padme in Star Wars, and then multiply it by, oh, seventeen. There is also the lazy ending and drawn-out everything, but even that could be made bearable if the dialogue wasn't written for people who were going to read the script, not see the movie.
Lastly, the movie deserves an award: they managed to find pants which don't flatter Diana Krueger.
I wonder if I can make a fusion of it. :D
Disclaimer: Written for entertainment, the only profit is priceless fun.
Word Count: 32k
Characters/Pairings: Erik Lehnsherr/Charles Xavier, past Erik/Magda, with Emma Frost
Warnings: Erik's potty mouth
Summary: Modern AU. It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single man in possession of two lively toddlers must be in want of a babysitter. This truth is so fixed in Erik's mind that when his children mysteriously turn up fed and entertained, he doesn't question where the care comes from, so long as it is continuous, or at least he doesn't question it until the caretaker turns out to be his handsome neighbour. Sadly, his attempts at romancing said neighbour are undermined by—no, never mind, it's easier to list things that don't undermine his romancing attempts, and those are the weather and meteor showers.
Author’s Notes: Thank you so much, Roh! :D
Link to Story Master Post: Here on AO3.
Link to Art Master Post: Here on AO3, or Here on Tumblr
Yeah, me neither. It began with this post right here. If you frequent XMFC-related Tumblrs you've probably seen it fifty-seven times. So I had the cute idea, I typed it up in its 1.2k glory, pasted it into Tumblr reblog box, hit send, then continued typing for no apparent reason. I'm now sitting on over 6k of a depressing Beauty and the Beast retelling in which almost everything that can go wrong goes wrong, but Erik is a sad, ineffectual stalker whose addiction everyone indulges out of fondness, and its innate hilarity.
It's also threatening to become an 18th century procedural, in which the murderer stalks the halls while the heroes attempt to escape with their lives, except the more I think about it the more sympathy I have for the murderer and his tragedy, and gaaargh, why is writing so hard?
Genre: science-fiction, crack undertones
Characters: Erik, Charles, David 7
Wordcount: 1.7 k
Summary: Erik built robots, and he made the mistake of basing their physicality on himself, so it's natural that sooner or later he would come across one doing something so degrading he wouldn't be able to stand it. He was ready for that, he thought, but the things Xavier made David do boiled his blood.
Author’s Note: Possible prequel to this bit of Prometheus-related crack.
( Erik Lensherr’s opinion of himself was high, and why shouldn’t it be? )
Now, regarding Skyfall: I thought the issue is simple: if you're a Bond fan, you might not enjoy it a whole lot. If, however, you are meh about Bond, you will think, as I did, it was the best Bond ever. Very beautiful in terms of scenery, adorable in terms of Q (Q-tie, you can see what they did there!) and Bond flirting back at Javier Bardem - priceless. ( Spoilers to follow. )
I genuinely enjoyed the movie, as I rarely enjoyed Bond movies. And now I must go to find the adaptation of Tempest in which Helen Mirren is Prospero.
Also, on the productivity front, we cleaned the apartment. It is superclean!
( Various arts, in order, something fiery, something funny, something in which Erik is a Disney Princess )
So I started watching Teen Wolf, I'm up to episode eight, and I have do ask: does Allison develop a personality? Anything? Ever? Because thus far she exists and that's the most you can say about her. You could replace her with a blowup doll and the emotional impact would be about the same. Everybody else is reasonably well-rounded! That, quite literally, everyone. The teachers. The vet. That guy we see for thirty seconds before he gets horribly murdered. The girlfriend though, she has the emotional range of a dying lobster. Sigh. It's even worse than Bella Swann in Twilight, she at least was a horrible person, topped the list of people I would never want to hang out with, ever, never contributed an opinion that wasn't "he was bee-ay-yuutiful" and she still has more personality. Can't they cut Allison's screen time and give it to Stiles instead? Or anybody, really - give it to Lydia, I like Lydia.
Don't let me get started on the "romance" part. It's laughable.
Finally, Stiles needs better friends, as he is awesome and Scott is a complete asshole.
Gravity Falls is very enjoyable. :)
[click for bigger version on Tumblr - I hope it works, Photobucket hates me today]
At this point I don't think I can even pretend I'm kidding.
Praise be to this wonderful fandom, where no AU is too weird. XD (This is the Moomins, in case someone was wondering.)
In the long tradition of blaming people for my insanity, this one goes to katikat. :D
( At first I doodled Moomins... )
Also available on my Tumblr.
I've seen a few movies this summer. In brief:
Prometheus was enabled by the protagonist deciding that having a PhD means they don't need their brains anymore. I paid for it twice and I don't regret a dime of that money though. Fassy snarked his way through and Noomi Rapace set a new standard in badassery. :D
Brave I'm ambivalent about. Loved the visuals, enjoyed the story, loved Queen Elinor, hated the dubbing, overall need to watch again.
Bourne Legacy I enjoyed in the cinema, then promptly forgot what was it about. It's repetitive, once you've seen the first three. As an added bonus, early on there is a clip which sister lovingly dubbed as "Watch Us Kill All Potential Characters Of Ethnic Origins."
I have also watched ~10 episodes of the Polish version of Don Mateo (in short, Catholic priest is bored, solves crimes, thereby frustrating police chief) and it's ridiculous to an insane degree, swathed in pink sugar frosting, but you can't stop watching.
Finally, cyclists should be financially responsible for the accidents they participate in if they were wearing headphones on the road. No exceptions.
( Petting your supervillain )
Omigosh, I actually did a decent background! o.O (reference was used, I’m nowhere near that good). In retrospect shading light surfaces is hard and Charles, amazingly, gets by on one wheel only. Good for you, Charles!
In my head this is the AU in which Erik is a firefighter and Charles is a university professor, who is out to teach his students that fire is dangerous. Together they have epic adventures in trolling!
Erik likes to sit on the floor, because that way his head is in petting reach of Charles and Erik loves having his head petted. :D
Also available on Tumblr, which I now have. Why is there an E missing from that name?
I don't blog or spam much, so expect the occasional art update only. :>
I finished Snuff. It was... okay. I miss the times when Vetinari was a smug bastard and Vimes was floundering for answers like a fish in a barrel full of other fish looking for a chicken. I think it tried too hard, though it was worth just to get to the end and have Sybil mention that a dwarf and a troll have apparently shacked up together. :D
( Here, let me spoil you: )
( Bonus spoilers that I only now remembered. )
Can't remember anything else - suffice to say that a) forget you ever heard it's an Alien prequel, it's a totally different thing, with a few nods b) it's awesome. :D
Oh, and I got my diploma in biophysics. Well, passed the exam, for which I got a 5.0 (4.5 overall) on a scale of 2-5. WOOHOOO!