icepixie: ([Fringe] Olivia looking up)
[Note: I am icepixie across LJ, DW, and AO3.]

Dear Yuletide Writer,

THANK YOU for writing for me! I love all these fandoms and characters dearly, and I know I'll love whatever you come up with for them. I'm offering specific prompts for each fandom if you're the kind of writer who prefers them, but please don't feel constrained by them if you're not. Follow your inspiration wherever it takes you.

General likes/dislikes )

China Beach )

Corner Gas )

Northern Exposure )

Robson Arms )
icepixie: ([NX] Chris on Christmas Eve)
[Note: I am icepixie across LJ, DW, and AO3.]

Dear Yuletide Writer,

THANK YOU for writing for me! I love all these fandoms and characters dearly, and I know I'll love whatever you come up with for them. I'm offering specific prompts for each fandom if you're the kind of writer who prefers them, but please don't feel constrained by them if you're not.

General likes/dislikes )

Northern Exposure )

Robson Arms )

Corner Gas )

Shall We Dance (1937) )

The Cutting Edge (1992) )

Figure Skating RPF )
icepixie: ([Movies] Fred and Ginger heart)
Dear Yuletide Writer,

THANK YOU for writing for me in my first Yuletide! I love all these fandoms and characters dearly, and I know I'll love whatever you come up with for them. I'm offering specific prompts for each fandom if you're the kind of writer who prefers them, but please don't feel constrained by them if you're not.

General likes and dislikes )

Shall We Dance (1937) )

Northern Exposure )

Robson Arms )

Corner Gas )
icepixie: ([NX] Chris on Christmas Eve)
Fandom stockings have been revealed! Yay! I received some lovely graphics and recs for poetry and books which look interesting indeed.

I volunteered as a pinch-hitter (pinch-stuffer?) and thus ended up doing more than I thought I would for this fest; specifically, I wrote twelve fics and made one vid. Here's everything I wrote/vidded, with links to the AO3 because it's simpler than chasing down comment threads, especially for those that are broken into multiple comments. (Unless otherwise stated, these are 1,000ish words or fewer. All are, at most, PG.)

Babylon 5
And thou, O wall, O sweet, O lovely wall for [livejournal.com profile] perverseparagon – Londo's life is full of mazes now.

If Equal Affection Cannot Be for [livejournal.com profile] rivendellrose – Five poems Marcus Cole knows by heart. One-sided Ivanova/Marcus.

Soldiers for [livejournal.com profile] bessemerprocess – In which Susan Ivanova and Olivia Dunham meet in a bar. Angsty and apocalyptic. Crossover with Fringe.

Castle
...In an Elevator for [livejournal.com profile] debirlfan – Castle and Beckett, stuck in an elevator. UST.

Murder Most Kindergarten for [livejournal.com profile] soobunny – Five-year-old Alexis writes a story. It gives her father cause to worry.

Corner Gas
Baby, Baby for [livejournal.com profile] livii – Someone leaves a baby on the steps of the Dog River Police Station. Chaos ensues. Everyone appears, but it's Karen- and Davis-centric. (3,000 words; also at LJ.)

Doctor Who
Second Star to the Right for [livejournal.com profile] jenavira – Eight, Charley, and a low-gravity planet.

Follow the Fleet
Side by Side for [livejournal.com profile] idharao – Sherry and Bake are having a trying Christmas, but they make the most of it.

Fringe
Soldiers for [livejournal.com profile] bessemerprocess – In which Susan Ivanova and Olivia Dunham meet in a bar. Angsty and apocalyptic. Crossover with Babylon 5.

Northern Exposure
I Feel the Sky Tumbling Down for [livejournal.com profile] oxoniensis – An alternate explanation for Maggie's vertigo in "I Feel the Earth Move." Joel/Maggie, Ruth-Anne.

The Reality of Experience for [livejournal.com profile] juniperphoenix – Roslyn and Cicely share a life lived through books.

Slings & Arrows
All in a Day's Work for [livejournal.com profile] wiliqueen – An all-too-typical day for Anna Conroy.

Sea-Changed (vid) for [livejournal.com profile] loneraven – A vid about Geoffrey, the theater, and even Oliver. Set to "Full Fathom Five," by Hem, feat. Audra McDonald and Anne Hathaway. 1:30 long, 19 MB Quicktime file.

X-Files
The Heart of Saturday Night for [livejournal.com profile] ruuger – "John Doggett requires a cautious, quiet approach, like sneaking up on a bird or squirrel to take its picture." Doggett/Reyes UST.
icepixie: ([Other] Birds on a wire)
Title: Baby, Baby
Rating: Nothing worse than you'd see on the show
Word Count: 2900
Summary: Someone leaves a baby on the steps of the Dog River Police Station. Chaos ensues. Karen- and Davis-centric.
Notes: For [livejournal.com profile] livii's fannish stocking. Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] castalianspring for looking it over!

I bet that's not even a real baby. It's one of them robot babies, like they use in the high schools now for sex ed. )
icepixie: ([Corner Gas] Karen and Davis)
Yes! My cunning plan worked!

Title: Shine On, Harvest Moon
Author: [personal profile] icepixie
Rating: G
Summary: Karen's first year in Dog River, she and Davis go to the Harvest Dance together. UST. Double drabble.

I figured with a name like 'Harvest Dance,' it would either be formal or, you know, overalls, so I took a chance on formal. )
icepixie: ([Corner Gas] Karen Davis Married)
Fixed the final episode for everyone!

Moar TV

Apr. 19th, 2009 11:55 pm
icepixie: ([Corner Gas] Karen and Davis)
Because god forbid I actually do any work this weekend1, I watched the Very Last Episode of Corner Gas. I haven't seen anything since the end of S4, but it's not like this show is serialized or anything, so I was able to follow as well as ever. It was a pretty good send off, all things considered. I liked the toast at the end. Oh, and this part was entertaining:

Cut for spoilers )

1 I'm about three-quarters of the way done with a very rough draft of the pedagogy paper, which I'm crossing my fingers I'll be able to finish tonight and clean up tomorrow. We shall see. Technically it doesn't need to be completed for a while, but I'm a bit worried that my Victorian paper is still but a 500-word proposal and a few pages' worth of quotations. I hate the end of the semester.
icepixie: ([Corner Gas] Photo Wanda)
I has pictures! Here are the Biltmore, the Blue Ridge Mountains, and the UT Gardens. The autumn colors in the mountain pictures blow my pictures from last month of the Smokies out of the water, so I may just not bother with them.

Samples under the cut. clicky )

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In TV news:
Corner Gas feature film likely (Squee!)
Brent Butt and Nancy Robertson are moving on to a sitcom called Hiccups. Nancy will star as a bipolar children's author (...I can totally see this); Brent will be behind the scenes only.
Something I got from [livejournal.com profile] comedownstairs, among others: Bryan Fuller confirms Pushing Daisies/Wonderfalls crossover. I am all asquee.
icepixie: ([Due South] Stealth Mounties)
Huh. I just now found out that Janet Wright plays both Emma Leroy of Corner Gas and Sgt. Sam Thorne of dS's "Mountie on the Bounty."

Why yes, I believe that would be the sound of every single Canadian production I have ever seen having at least one actor in common with another Canadian production I have seen. Hee.
icepixie: ([Random] Hem Eveningland)
Bwaaaahaha. The table hockey episode so good. The song was the cherry on top. Hee!

Also, I rewatched "Census Sensibility," which reminded me that I should post the best quote exchange ever:

[Lacey thinks that Karen and Davis are having a romantic fling. She's been trying to convince Brent of this, with no success.]

Lacey: "Still don't believe me about Karen and Davis?"
Brent: "I so don't believe you. My disbelief is like an iron fortress of disbelief. Patrolled by Superman. And he doesn't believe you either."
[They look out the window to see Davis giving earrings to Karen, not knowing it was part of a bet.]
Lacey: "I guess Superman should just spin his webs on back to the Batcave."
Brent: "You don't read a lot of comic books, do you?"

Also, Tara Spencer-Nairn is freakin' gorgeous when her character gets to wear non-uniform clothes and put her hair down. (Although her braidy-hairstyle is pretty nifty as well.)

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So, people I've converted to Hem likingness. I have another band for you to get addicted to! *rubs hands together in evil glee* You may have noticed a lot of songs by The Wailin' Jennys in my music field lately. (BTW, the group name is a pun.) They're kind of like Hem meets Alison Krauss meets...hmm...maybe Natalie McMaster, a bit. They have awesome harmonies, and the odd fiddle. They are from Manitoba, and make frequent reference to frozen prairies. Take a listen to the songs on their MySpace. My favorites of the ones on there are "One Voice," "Starlight," and "Prairie Town" (that one's probably my favorite of all the ones I've heard).

Miscellany

Sep. 17th, 2008 08:25 pm
icepixie: ([Corner Gas] Karen and Davis)
Dear Self,

Really, it's time to start putting the backpack in the backseat or the trunk. The passenger unbuckled bell is getting annoying. (Tonight it was four tomes of criticism about Coleridge and Volume 33 of Studies in Romanticism. All except the periodical are mine until JANUARY SEVENTH MUAHAHAHA. Or, y'know, until someone recalls them. Er. Anyway, YAY GRAD SCHOOL.)

Speaking of those books, I'm pretty excited about this presentation/paper. I'm going to write about Coleridge's "The Nightingale," which very few people have even mentioned, much less written articles about. I think it could make a decent conference paper (which is the assignment--doesn't have to be submitted anywhere, but it should be ready to be). And I won't feel like I'm repeating people, yay!

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Over the past week, four unfinished Corner Gas fics seem to have appeared on my hard drive. I, of course, am at a loss to explain this. All four of them also seem to involve Karen and Davis in some kind of awkward USTful situation as well. Really, I have no idea how that happened. *whistles*

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The weather has been awesome for the past few days. Thanks, Ike! ;) I've had all my windows open, and I have a lot of windows. It's wonderful. I went for a walk by the river and took pictures the other day. I'd post them, except my webhosting company has, apparently deleted my website. When I still had eight months left for this year. And they aren't responding to e-mails.

Good thing I keep a backup on my computer.

Yeah, I won't be hosting with them anymore! (It's HostOnce, for the curious. They were fine for five years, but no longer, apparently.) I think I'll take this opportunity to pick a different domain name--one that's less "I was eighteen and feeling uncreative" than my old one.
icepixie: ([Corner Gas] Karen and Davis)
Haha, they added bells to the themesong for the Christmas episode of Corner Gas!

...Oh, shut up. After FOUR. FREAKING. HOURS. of reading Puritan nonsense, I'm finding just about everything funny right now.

However, this is just disturbing.

*sends quick-power-restoration thoughts to Texans*
icepixie: ([Corner Gas] Photo Wanda)
So, um, I was thinking about my last post, and the following lines of filk came into my head:

Saskatchewan is really, really flaaaat.
(For corn*!)
It's got a lot of farmland, good soil and things like thaaaaat.
(For corn!)
It grows all day and night
(The corn!)
Under the bright sunlight
(The corn!)
I'd say this province really is just riiiight!
(For corn!)

...So if I drank, this would be the moment when someone hauls me out of the bar, right? (Please say someone would.)


Dear Canada,

...I'm sore-y sorry.

Sincerely,

Me


* "Corn," of course, being used in the European sense of "grain," because of course wheat is Saskatchewan's biggest crop. Everyone knows that. *goes to delete incriminating Safari history*
icepixie: ([Corner Gas]  Goo)
Haha, I just got the "watched your dog ran away/it took three days" reference in the Corner Gas theme explained to me. The prairie is a flat, flat place.
icepixie: ([Corner Gas] Karen and Davis)
I ended up hunting for Corner Gas fic tonight (I think it had something to do with listening to "Prairie Town" on repeat), and...huh. I did not expect it to skew so heavily toward Davis/Karen. Or at all toward Davis/Karen. I can't say as the thought of that ship had ever crossed my mind. They're buddies! And partners! And she's like twenty years younger than him!

And yet...it's still kind of cute. I'll just try not to think too hard about the age thing.

(Oh, and this is kind of adorable. And hilarious.)

Pushing

Oct. 2nd, 2007 07:19 pm
icepixie: (Crack Fairy)
PSA: Pushing Daisies premieres tomorrow at 8 Eastern/7 Central on ABC. It was created by Wonderfalls and Dead Like Me creator Bryan Fuller, and stars Lee Pace and Kristin Chenowith, among others. It is, to quote the Wiki link, "a 'forensic fairy tale' that focuses on Ned, a piemaker with a mysterious ability to make the dead live again."

I can't imagine someone on my flist not having heard of it yet, but in case you've missed it, there you go. It seems to have been given a ton of advertising, so I get the feeling ABC wants it to succeed, but it also sounds totally awesome, which usually translates to "canceled after five episodes," at least in my experience. *hopes lots of people watch*

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Other TV stuff: okay, so, Corner Gas. In what universe is Hank the same age as Brent and Wanda? He looks about 22. Maybe 25 at the most. They're both, what, ~35 or so?*

I'm finding the show a bit hit or miss, although generally more hit than miss. Was unimpressed with the recent one about Lacey's ex coming to visit, and the one where every female in town tried to convince Lacey that Brent was "out of her league." But the babysitting ep was one of the funniest things I've ever seen. Hee!

* Okay, I just looked them all up in Wikipedia, and Fred Ewanuick was in fact 33 when the show started, and is only about five years younger than Brent Butt. ...He still looks 22, though.
icepixie: (Fraser Canadian)
"Prepositions are fun!"

I heart Wanda. (And Emma. And Oscar. But especially Wanda.)
icepixie: (Spinster)
It has been something approaching decent weather for the past four days. (High on Saturday was only 75F, woot!) In pursuit of said Saturday nice weather, we accidentally discovered the dog park by Centennial (...I didn't even know Metro had a dog park), and also discovered that our dogs believe they are people. Total, utter lack of interest in the other dogs. Major interest in the other people.

Eh, crazy doggehs.

*

Zap2it.com lied to me about Corner Gas. Good thing about this: it's on five days a week, not just one. Bad thing: It's on at 11 PM Central. I try to get to bed around 10:30. Helloooooo, VCR...

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Why do my poems, even when I try to write them about people, always end up being about plants? I do not get this.

TV update

Sep. 15th, 2007 10:34 am
icepixie: (Fraser Canadian)
It appears that WGN is airing Corner Gas at 7 PM Central on Mondays. Woo! They showed the first episode this past Monday, but if anyone wants to get into it, it's fairly episodic (from what I've seen), and you won't be missing out on BSG-style arcs or anything wherever you start watching.

(Synopsis: Quirky characters. Small-town Saskatchewan. Canadian jokes. It's a bit like what Northern Eposure might have been had it been a sitcom. Kind of, anyway. Oh, just watch it! It's funny!)

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