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roslindi ([personal profile] roslindi) wrote2012-11-16 09:19 pm
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That is, SATURNALIA. Which, yes, I celebrate despite the fact that it is is now known as Christmas. Whatever. Ancient Rome for the win. 

For those of you who need a refresher on your Roman history/religion-- Saturnalia is a festival of light in honor of the god Saturn/the winter solstice. Depending on who was in power, lasted either 1, 3, 5, or 7 days, but it always starts on December 17th. Traditionally, it is celebrated by 1. not working, 2. drinking a hella lot, 3. gift-giving, both genuine and gag, 4. feasting, 5. publically sacrificing a pig to Saturn. Christmas wishes it were Saturnalia. 

What I propose it that we revive 1, 2, 3, and 4, and throw a weeklong interwebz party in which we give each other internet fandom-related presents (or, well, I give you all presents) and then we all overeat, drink too much, and don't leave our beds in the comfort of our own homes. Basically, a fandom stocking type thing on a much, much smaller scale for a magnificent and ancient holiday.


So here's what you need to do to be apart of this:

1. Fill out this form and leave it in the comments. 

<b>general interests:</b>   
<b>music:</b> (artists, genres, mixes you like)
<b>art:</b> (colors, themes, artists, fanart)
<b>fic:</b> (specific fics or general tropes, etc) 
<b>general requests/prompts:</b>  
<b>more than anything, I would like ______ for Saturnalia:</b>(be as vague or specific as you like) 
<b>helpful links:</b> (your list of fandoms/ships, Dear Yuletide Writer letter, fandom stocking, anything that might be relevant)

Alternatively, just leave a comment saying you'd like to receive a Saturnalia gift and I'll work with that, too :D

2. On the assigned days (below), check to see what you've received and/or post your gifts in the comments with your recipient(s) in the header. 

Monday, December 17th --  Meta 
Tuesday, December 18th -- Fic recs 
Wednesday, December 19th -- Icons
Thursday, December 20th -- Fanart
Friday, December 21st -- Fanfiction
Saturday, December 22nd -- Mixes
Sunday, December 23rd -- Gif party/Free-for-all/Oh, crap, I forgot to post this!

→ If you want to put your form in the comments, you are in no way obligated to make something for me or anyone else who leaves a comment. You will definitely get something from me, and hopefully if we have mutual friends they'll make something for you, too, but this isn't an exchange or in any way formal, so whatever you do is perfectly fine. 

Whoops! Sorry about the coding snafu for the form. Hopefully my edits have fixed it~?

[identity profile] 2012-11-17 04:10 am (UTC)(link)
name: [ profile] cruel_fortuna
general interests: anime/manga , reading, travelling, languages, mythology, folklore/fairy-tales, and writing.
fandoms: television: Doctor Who , Downton Abbey , Elementary , Once Upon a Time , Sherlock (BBC) , Suits, & The Vampire Diaries.
movies: Avengers , Disney films , Donnie Darko , Hocus Pocus , Labyrinth, Legend, Lord of the Rings , Moulin Rouge , Princess Bride, Phantom of the Opera, & Star Wars.
characters: 11th Doctor, Rory Williams / Emma Swann , Mr. Gold , Regina, Ruby, & Abigail / Donna Paulson , Mike Ross & Louis Litt / Caroline Forbes , Klaus Mikaelson & Damon Salvatore / Tony , Loki, Steve, Clint & Coulson / Jareth & Sarah / Eowyn, Faramir, Legolas, Aragorn, Arwen, Galadriel , Sam & Frodo / Satine & Christian / Anakin , Luke, Leia , Padme, & Obi-Wan.
pairings: Snowing / Mad Swann, Wooden Swann & Golden Swann ( OUAT ) , Harvey/Donna ( Suits ) / Delena ( TVD ) / / FrostIron , ThorKi & Stony ( Avengers ) .
music: top 40 , symphonic metal , ect.
art: N/A
fic: tropes & kinks: blood-magic, blood-play , bondage, sadism , foe-yay & trickster-archetypes.
general requests/prompts: N/A - feel free to PM me if you wanna run ideas by me though or just surprise me.
more than anything, I would like . . . drabbles or any sort of fic for my TVD, OUAT or Avengers pairings.
helpful links: YT playlists for my OTPs / Musical Taste
Edited 2012-11-17 04:14 (UTC)

[identity profile] 2012-11-17 04:27 am (UTC)(link)
JARETH ♥ be still my heart

also, if I haven't told you this before: your fandoms are impeccable

[identity profile] 2012-11-17 04:31 am (UTC)(link)
Be careful what you wish for I mean ... "Say your right words."

Alas, it's my only redeeming factor as your friend my somewhat credible fandoms because alas - I fail in terms of posting/commenting. Or at least - I fail as of late.


[identity profile] 2012-11-17 04:35 am (UTC)(link)
"nothing? nothing? NOTHING? tra la la"

Nah, you don't. Everyone gets busy with RL sometimes. AND YOU'RE HERE FOR THIS!

[identity profile] 2012-11-17 04:40 am (UTC)(link)
"It's not fair!" / "You say that so often, I wonder what your basis for comparison is."
( Lord I love how snarky Jareth is. / Bonus: Points if you've noticed most of my fav. characters seem to be morally grey antiheroes. )

I am here for this!

( RL has been whooping my ass & I'm bummed about other things to but I don't wanna bother my f-listers about my woes. )
cloudsinvenice: woman resting her head on her hand, thinking (caturday!)

[personal profile] cloudsinvenice 2012-11-17 04:20 am (UTC)(link)

And thank you for not making this an exchange or formal - while I love the idea to pieces and really hope I can make stuff for it, I reluctantly have a policy of making no new promises of participation in exchanges/fests etc., because my health frequently kicks my ass at inopportune times and I hate letting people down when they're expecting stuff. But I would love to make this an inspiration for iconning, fan mixes etc., as I haven't done enough of either in ages.

name: Cloudsinvenice
general interests: Cinema, art, books, comics, history (Ancient Rome, ancient civilisations in general, Medieval times, Victorian times), folklore, mythology, languages.
fandoms: Vampire Chronicles, Lives of the Mayfair Witches, Stone Dance of the Chameleon, Terminator, The Police, Farscape, Harry Potter, Avengers
characters: Vampire Chronicles: Marius, Pandora, Mael, Maharet, Jesse, Lestat, Gabrielle. Lives of the Mayfair Witches: Mona, Rowan, Michael, Julien. Stone Dance of the Chameleon: Fern, Poppy, Suth. Terminator: Sarah, John, and in the TV series, Cameron. The Police: Sting, slightly. I love them all, though. Farscape: Aeryn, Rygel, John. Harry Potter: Harry, Hermione, Ginny. Avengers: Tony, Pepper, Thor, Bruce.
pairings: Vampire Chronicles Marius/Pandora, Mael/Maharet... actually anyone/anyone; I'm very flexible with the VC but love to see my neglected ships happen! Lives of the Mayfair Witches: Rowan/Michael, Mona/Mary Jane. Stone Dance of the Chameleon: Carnelian/Fern, Carnelian/Osidian, Suth/anyone. Farscape: Aeryn/John, Aeryn/Crais. Harry Potter: Harry/Ginny, Hermione/Ron.Avengers: Tony/Bruce, Tony/Thor, Pepper/Tony.
music: The Police, Sting, Kate Bush, Dead Can Dance, The Cure, U2, Delays, Razorlight, Taking Back Sunday, New Wave in general, 80s pop, synth/electro, classic rock, prog, darkwave, goth. I love atmospheric and/or ethereal mixes - if you can imagine it soundtracking a movie set in ancient times or a fantasy world, there's a good chance I'll enjoy it. I'm also making forays into early music, folk music and classical music.
art: Art Nouveau, Art Deco, Golden Age of Illustration. I love Kay Nielsen, Mucha and Klimt, but also Brueghel, Goya, Holbein and Rembrandt. I love the Vampire Chronicles fan art that Garama does.
fic: I don't read much fic outside Vampire Chronicles fandom: there I love stuff by gairid (her Odyssey-verse stuff is awesome), torch (I love her shorter fics but also the way she does a lot with the ancient characters and the Maharet/Mael/Eric/Santino quadrangle that nobody seems to write about now, hw_campbell_jnr, themoonwithin (her Lestat/Daniel stuff), rebness's The Undead... I don't necessarily need porn but I do like to see the angstier couples in happy moments.
general requests/prompts: VC-wise, I love stuff that fills in gaps in the characters' past lives, especially the ancients. What actually happened between Pandora and Santino? Or Maharet and Mael? Stone Dance of the Chameleon fic, art, icons or anything would make me incredibly happy!
more than anything, I would like ______ for Saturnalia: I would love some Marius/Pandora fic, or any fic involving Marius where he's not in the villain role.
helpful links: I'm drawing a bit of a blank here, but my deviantART profile might be a good barometer of my tastes, fan art/character-wise?

EDIT: It looks like there's a / missing from the "characters" HTML tag - my post came up bolded after that point, so I edited. :)

Oh! And you should fill the survey out so we know what to make for you!
Edited 2012-11-17 04:25 (UTC)

[identity profile] 2012-11-17 04:31 am (UTC)(link)

whatever you can do is absolutely fine, bb. I just wanted to give Saturnalia gifts, and I thought this would be a fun way to do it. I hope you're inspired and healthy!♥


[identity profile] 2012-11-17 03:17 pm (UTC)(link)
name: Ros
general interests: mythology, popular culture, geekery of all sorts, architecture & design, and ancient history.
fandoms: Suits, White Collar, Inception, Supernatural, Labyrinth, Merlin, Teen Wolf, Harry Potter, Lizzie Bennet Diaries, Dexter, Kings, Revenge
characters: Jessica Pearson, Donna Paulsen, Neal Caffrey, Castiel, Hermione Granger, Lydia Martin, Dexter Morgan, Emily Thorne
pairings: Harvey/Mike, Peter/Elizabeth/Neal, Jareth/Sarah, Arthur/Eames, Arthur/Merlin, Anyone on Teen Wolf/literally anyone else on the show, Emily/Nolan
music: everything but country, seriously. I'm kind of in a riot grrl & filthy-hipster-music-I-don't-want-to-admit-listening-to phase at the mo, so make of that what you will.
art: In icons I tend to go for really vivid colors. In terms of fanart: doodles, sketches, tumblr-style graphics are awesome.
fic: I love canon-AUs, passing the Bechdel test, magical realism, and morally ambiguous characters doing sketchy things.
general requests/prompts: something fun :D (bright colors! banter! lack of angst because it is the most wonderful time of the year!)
more than anything, I would like ______ for Saturnalia: people to celebrate this holiday~
helpful links: fandoms/ships (, Dear Yuletide Writer letter (, also here's my tumblr ( bc reasons
Edited 2012-11-17 15:18 (UTC)

[identity profile] 2012-11-17 08:09 pm (UTC)(link)
Man it's been awhile since I wrote anything for Inception but damn if I still harbor an intense love for the Eames/Arthur/Ariadne love-triangle. ( Saito can come too & none for Dom kthxbai ). Also, like everyone on my f-list watches Teen Wolf - I'm still resisting as I'm partial to Lost Girl & TVD instead.

[identity profile] 2012-11-17 08:50 pm (UTC)(link)
omg I love E/A/A but it's a lot harder to find than just E/A, but yes. poly love for everyone. also, it is my headcanon that Saito and Ariadne become BFFs after the movie.

WATCH IT~ I won't lie to you, it's kind of awful, BUT IT IS AMAZING AT THE SAME TIME

I've been wondering about whether I should start watching Lost Girl--there doesn't seem to be much of a fandom, but what there is seems pretty hardcore.

[identity profile] 2012-11-17 08:59 pm (UTC)(link)
Unless I have a hardcore OTP for a fandom, I tend to write poly love because I don't like leaving people out.
In my headcanon I always saw Eames as sort of a fuck-buddy that Ariadne used in hopes of being able to satisfy Arthur on all levels & Eames was alright with this because it meant he'd be able to lord taking her virginity over Arthur. Because gentile as Eames may be, in my headcanon he's a vindictive asshole underneath all that charming veneer.

Depending on the free time I have over Thanksgiving Break I may or may not start watching it because I had sort of planned on watching Parade's End over the break.

I'm not in the fandom but I do agree with the fandom's love of the Kenzi/Bo ship. I also adore how the shorter of the two would most assuredly be the alpha in that relationship despite the fact that Bo's a succubus , Kenzi would still own her; to a degree.

[identity profile] 2012-11-17 04:07 pm (UTC)(link)
You are lovely and I adore you! ♥♥

name: TJ
general interests: reading, music, writing, photography and travel
fandoms: White Collar, Sherlock, Fringe, Harry Potter are my main ones... but I have lots of interests that border on obsession.
characters: Mozzie, Peter, Neal, El, Watson, Sherlock, Peter Bishop, Walter Bishop, Olivia, Astrid, September, Ron Weasley, Remus Lupin, Severus Snape and Luna Lovegood among a shit ton more.
pairings: Peter/Neal, P/E/N, Sherlock/John, Ron/anyone but blood relatives, Remus/anyone, Severus/anyone and Luna/anyone
music: (artists, genres, mixes you like) I'm pretty singer/songwritery especially of the female variety right now. I'm on a Dar Williams kick that I don't see ending anytime soon.
art: (colors, themes, artists, fanart) I am awed and amazed by art of any style or theme, just seriously would be honored and touched with anything.
fic: sucker for h/c, humor, crossovers, poetry
general requests/prompts: Anything really, it could be meta, music whatever you like. If more specifics are required, do please let me know...
more than anything, I would like for you to have peace and joy for Saturnalia: I want you to have fun with my gift and so I can imagine your silly grin every time I look/read/watch/enjoy what you have created. ♥ And I want to create for you as well... hmmmm, *ponders* ♥
helpful links: (your list of fandoms/ships, Dear Yuletide Writer letter, fandom stocking, anything that might be relevant) Sadly I have no easy to find list of likes and whatnot... but I am incredibly easy to please... oh, here's my Yuletide Letter and here's a Tumblr that I've been obsessed with this weekend: Sex is Not the Enemy VERY NSFW unless your work is EXTREMELY cool. :)) this picture is almost DEMANDING some Peter/Neal BDSM type shenanigans and this is so very Shelter-like romantic... If you're looking for inspiration that is...
Edited 2012-11-17 16:11 (UTC)

[identity profile] 2012-11-17 05:08 pm (UTC)(link)
:D ♥ ♥ *bear hug tackle*

White Collar and ROONIL WAZLIB, yes excellent this is going to be so much fun~

omg thank you for linking to Sex Is Not The Enemy I had never seen it before and it is probably definitely the best thing on the internet.

[identity profile] 2012-11-17 05:56 pm (UTC)(link)

Isn't t amazing!?!? So very ~insiring~! I srsly want to write all the porn in the world right now, and also all the sexual meta. ♥