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Today, I tackled the task to c/p all wave 2 BBBs into a spreadsheet so that I'll be able to keep track of which ones I've read and have easy access to new fic for a long time coming. Took a long time, but now it's done! And colour-coded! (oh yes, shiny OCD is shiny, but... spreadsheet! \o/)

Also, in result of that, have some recs :) )

What stories have you guys liked so far?
redorchids: (CSI-verse Brendon)
Right here :))) *dances around*
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I'm back! (RL stuff about trip to Russia here) )

In other, more fannish news, my BBB is posting tomorrow! I'm excited. (Anyone who has any recs for other BBBs that have posted in the past week? I need to catch up. :))

Also, I have this new, pretty ridiculous plot bunny for a How To Lose A Guy In Ten Days AU (which might originally be [livejournal.com profile] reni_days's bunny, or one that we flailed over together a long while back, lol) where Brendon is the How To-guy at a gay male version of Cosmo (working with Ryan (fashion and trends) and Pete (who keeps getting dumped by his boyfriends after a week and can't figure out what he's doing wrong)) and Spencer is the star advertiser at Firm Something who is about to lose a huge account for a company specialising in luxury gay lifestyle products (no idea exactly what that means yet) to Bill and Gabe (aka the superduo) because, apparently, they have convinced Spencer's boss that a straight man such as Spencer could never know gay men well enough to worm his way into their hearts and wallets with a campaign. (All of which naturally leads to Spencer insisting that he totally knows what gay guys want and is tricked into a bet where he's to make a guy fall in love with him in ten days or Bill and Gabe gets the account. Enter Brendon, out on assignment to find a guy and drive him away in the same amount of time for an upbeat article. And then, well, you've seen the film. :DDD)
redorchids: (Epic flail)
[livejournal.com profile] kuperkeikka created the following fanmix for my story. It's pretty damn awesome, and includes lots of songs I'd never heard before. *dances around* (More detailed flailing below)

Dear, [livejournal.com profile] kuperkeikka, thank you so much. I feel like I got two soundtracks in one with this mix (one for Ryan/Spencer and one for Ryan/Brendon) and I've lost count of how many times I've gone ♥___♥ when listening to it. And an extra thank you for the Japanese song. That one is going on my favourites playlist right now. ♥

Download the mix here

The Sun Will Shine from Time to Time
(comments by mixer, added comments by me in small print)

01. The Jesus and Mary Chain: Dirty Water (lyrics)
fuck with me and i'll fuck with you, isn't that what we're supposed to do?
kick me down and i will kick you, too
This song, to me, really speaks of the Spyro element of the overall story. Which is pretty amazing since I haven't even posted the Spyro prequel yet. I'm totally keeping the first verse of this song for that fic as well. :)

02. Asobi Seksu: I’m Happy But You Don’t Like Me
(several translations here)
Okay, so this song is gorgeous. I love it. Everything about it. Especially the singer's voice. Also, Japanese! \o/

03. Regina: Tässä vaiheessa kaikki on jo niin vakavaa
miksei voitu tavata jossain muualla ja jossain toisessa tilanteessa?
tästä ei pääse takaisin
(translation here)
Finnish music! Haunting Finnish music that goes very well with the angstier parts of the fic.

04. Au Revoir Simone: Back in Time (lyrics)
there are times that i felt that this was right, why do you think this
will never work?
I love how the singers' voices overlap in this song. Feels like a Brendon/Spencer duet à la "I Know Him So Well" from Chess to me. Perfect breakfast-at-coffee-shop soundtrack. ♥

05. The xx: Infinity (lyrics)
after all the time, after you, had you seen me with someone new,
hanging so high for your return
i can't give it up to someone else's touch because i care too much
Perfect soundtrack to The Summer of Epic Pining (TM). :)

06. Athlete: Bulletproof (La Roux cover) (lyrics)
Oh, Brendon! *sniffles*

07. Air: One Hell of a Party (feat. Jarvis Cocker) (lyrics)
please do not follow where i am leading, someone must clear these things away
and just where were we trying to get to?
Love the instrumental parts in the background. Great mood as well.

08. Röyksopp: You Don’t Have a Clue (feat. Anneli Drecker) (lyrics)
we're meant to be one, i know we are
if i am the sky, then you are my star
Lovely sound in this.

09. Isobel Campbell and Mark Lanegan: Who Built the Road (lyrics)
who built the road
that left my self esteem twisted and crunched, black metal and bones
who passed the buck
who pressed my flesh to yours
Spencer and Ryan! /o\ (God, I love how darkly seductive this song is. Also, the male singer's voice, jc.)

10. Chairlift: Bruises (lyrics)
i tried to do handstands for you but every time i fell for you, i'm
permanently black and blue for you
I'm starting to think you've got a psychic streak. :) This is so perfect for Spencer and Ryan's backstory. :DDD

11. An Pierlé and White Velvet: Jupiter (lyrics)
we may have a future after all
My heart! My heart! I love the spins and turns you're taking in this mix.

12. Zero 7: Home (lyrics)
take me somewhere we can be alone, make me somewhere i can call a home
'cause lately i've been losing on my own
Oh, Brendon! (again). This makes me think of the Christmas scene.

13. Texas: Say What You Want (lyrics)
and you can tell me your reasons but it won't change my feelings
This song works in so many ways and from so many POVs, omg. &hearts!

14. Low Motion Disco: Things Are Gonna Get Easier
Perfect ending. Thank you so much.

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redorchids: (Epic flail)
I got fanart for my fic! \o/ The lovely [livejournal.com profile] arithilim and [livejournal.com profile] merihn worked together to create the following pieces for me. DVD covers, you guys! With the original CSI fonts and everything. (God, I wish I could blink my eyes and have fic magically turn into film. That would be the best superpower ever. :))

Thank you so much, guys. I really like this. It's a wonderful take on the crossover aspect, and the captions on the back are really, really sweet. ♥



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redorchids: (CSI-verse Ryan)
Title: A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square
Author: [livejournal.com profile] redorchids
Beta: [livejournal.com profile] blindmouse and [livejournal.com profile] lariopefic
Band(s): P!atD/TYV, FOB
Pairing(s): Brendon Urie/Ryan Ross (Ryan/Spencer, Brendon/Shane, Jon/Spencer, Pete/Patrick)
Rating: PG-13/R
Word count: 30,000
Warnings: General CSI-related warnings: dead bodies, icky evidence, violent cases being investigated (nothing graphic or actually shown in-story, though).

Summary: CSI AU. Brendon Urie has had a hopeless crush on Ryan Ross since the mortifying moment when he introduced himself at a national forensic conference by tripping in the aisle next to where Ryan was sitting and getting coffee all over his shirt, so when Ryan offers him a job at the Las Vegas lab, Brendon jumps at the opportunity. When he arrives in Vegas, however, things are a bit more complicated than he'd hoped.

A/N: Independent prequel to last year’s Nightingale (And Not the Lark) and (in some ways) a tribute to [livejournal.com profile] theohara's CSI fic The Wall (which is probably the best Gil Grissom character study I have ever read. If you're into CSI fanfic, I greatly recommend it).

A big, big thank you to the BBB mods for all their hard work and another one to all the wonderful people who have helped cheerlead this fic. There are many of you, and each of your input has been invaluable. Thank you all so much. ♥

Headers and Prologue
Chapter One
Chapter Two
Chapter Three
Chapter Three cont.

Bonus tracks/Enhanced content

Fanart: DVD covers by [livejournal.com profile] arithilim and [livejournal.com profile] merihn
Fanmix: The Sun Will Shine From Time to Time by [livejournal.com profile] kuperkeikka


Prologue )

Excited!

May. 1st, 2010 02:44 pm
redorchids: (CSI-verse Ryan)
BBB summaries for wave two are up. Mine is there! [livejournal.com profile] fannyt's is there! [livejournal.com profile] moku_youbi's (which I've had so much fun, omg cheerleading the past week or so) is also there! And some other ones that look seriously great. There are superheroes! And tennisplayer!Ryan! And zombie apocalypses! \o/

I'm excited. Especially seeing [livejournal.com profile] fannyt's story already picked for a mixer. My art for that one is ready and already submitted, and I can't wait for the finished version to post. It's going to be very, very pretty. :)))))

So, now I'm sitting back and crossing my fingers that someone will pick up my fic to mix and do art for. The things I got last year were so amazing, and I'm just giddy with anticipation. (And, you know, simultaneously trying not to get my hopes up, just in case. :) I'm crossing my fingers really, really hard, though. lol.)

Also, I need a new CSI-verse icon. I should go work on that. :DDD

ETA: done! All four Panic! people even. Stay tuned. :D

ETA2: I got picked for art! and a mix! Life is awesome, awesome, awesome! *dances around*
redorchids: (CSI-verse (peterick))
Or so the old Greek myth claims. Anyway, it seems pretty accurate from where I'm standing.

Easter is here, meaning a few days off. I'm hugely grateful for them, because the last couple of weeks have been more than crazy. I'd insert a long rant about school and work here, but even I don't want to hear it, so I'm sparing you as well. :) Good news: me and Eric bought a new apartment. It has three bedrooms (the one we live in now has one) which will mean both a place to put annoying family members guests AND a playroom for all our nerdy interests, i.e. a place where I can keep all my sewing stuff and Eric can build new computers in his spare time.

So that's making me very happy. Even more so because my horrible, evil ex-job actually allowed me to save up some money so that we'll be able to get other people to fix it up for us. Which is a very good thing since trying to paint walls together leads to relationship WWII where we are concerned. And celebrating the new apartment with a divorce would be very crappy. :)

In other good news (I hope), I have actually been writing a little today. It's not much, but I mostly finished chapter 2 of Nightingale (In Berkley Square), aka the Ryden mirror to CSI-verse. Seeing as the whole half that is the Ryden backstory is already finished, it's not a terrible accomplishment, but being the first things I've written on the monster in almost two weeks, it's a huge relief. I'm hoping to get chapter three done tomorrow. Then chapter four before my break is over. And then hopefully the rest will magically appear before the BBB deadline on the 30th.

So cross your fingers, okay? I feel like I could use all the luck I could get.
Love you guys. ♥

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