summersongg (summersongg) wrote,

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fresh start

It's been too long, Livejournal. A year? Six months? I don't want to know.

Consider this an update.

1) I finally, finally got a tumblr. And it's quickly becoming addictive. I'm fairly new, so don't expect much when you visit. Any blogs out there I should follow?

2) I got roped into three more major fandoms a while ago and I'm not complaining.

The Hunger Games: 

I'd like to clarify that yes, I was obsessed with them long before the whole movie craze, and that I'm not exactly jumping for joy at the prospect of a film adaptation. But for now, I'm just going to talk about how much I adore the books. It's tragic, raw, extremely violent, and beyond words one of the most addictive series that I've ever had the pleasure of reading.

At times I found myself alternatively loving and hating Katniss with every fiber of my being, because to me she's all that's battered and bruised and burning bright in the world. I admire her resiliency, and how clearly flawed she is. And I adore Peeta for being one of the most misunderstood characters of the fandom, for being the one left behind, for his ability to heal despite the circumstances.

I love love love Finnick and Annie because of obvious reasons. Because of District Four, because of their ability to keep strong and survive in a war-torn world, because of their baby, and because they never truly got the ending that they deserved. Because they are indivisible despite it all.

This can go on forever. I'm sure you get the point by now.

Ships |  Finnick/Annie.  Katniss/Peeta.  Gale/Madge.  Gale/Katniss.  Gale/Johanna.  Prim/Rory.  Haymitch/Maysilee.
Friendships|  Katniss+Gale.  Cinna+Portia.  Finnick+Johanna.  Peeta+Madge+Delly.  Beetee+Wiress.
Close to my heart |  Finnick Odair.  Annie Cresta.  Cinna.  Mags.  Portia.  The Hawthorne Kids.  Madge Undersee.


Percy Jackson and the Olympians:

This is one of those rare instances where the fics are superior to the source material. Blasphemy, I know. But I'm understanding, because I imagine that Riordan writes for the much younger crowd, and because I'm fond of the characters.

First of all, I would like to take a moment to say that my love for Percy Jackson himself exceeds anything that I can possibly say. He's sarcastic and charming and cute and  has a heart of gold. and black hair and green eyes and logan lerman zomg.

And I'd like to say that anyone would be lucky to have a mother like Sally Jackson. That is all.

It was entertaining, and I've always had a penchant for Greek mythology. Some of the fics I've read range from sweet to heartbreaking to steaming hot (if you get what I mean.) I am in it for the amazing authors that I've seen in this fandom.

Ships |  Percy/Annabeth.  Luke/Thalia.  Nico/Rachel.  Percy/Annabeth/Nico.  Silena/Beckendorf.  Sally/Paul.
Friendships |  Percy+Annabeth+Nico.  Percy+Annabeth+Rachel. 
Close to my heart |  Percy Jackson.  Sally Jackson.  Thalia Grace.  Nico DiAngelo.  Hermes.  Hestia.  Zoe Nightshade.  Paul Blofis.


The Mortal Instruments/Infernal Devices:

This was an impulse read, really. And once again I find myself loving the characters more than anything else, even though some of them made me want to tear my hair out. But it's creative and addictive and I love it to pieces despite everything.

Confession: I am not a big fan of Jace and Clary.

Yes. You heard it. And yes, I am aware that they are the main characters. I'm probably going to get metaphorical rocks thrown at me for this statement but I'm willing to face the consequences. The momentarily incestuous part of their relationship was the most normal aspect of Jace and Clary. I thought they were dysfunctional and bipolar and too horny and that they took up too much of the book. Sorry.

Yet I somewhat like them together because they are perfect for each other...somehow, someway. Those two crazy, hopeless kids need each other in a way that only they can fully understand.

(Well, that was hypocritical. I hope you're all adequately confused... because honestly, I don't get it either.)

On to a better and brighter subject. I adore Alec Lightwood. He's shy and bookish and has no sense of fashion whatsoever and he's one of the the first gay characters that I've actually read about in any book. A pivotal one, at least. And I admire that so, so much. Plus, I've always liked the name Alec.

I love him for all of the wrong reasons (tall with bottle-blue eyes and dark hair--I imagine Nicholas Hoult) and for all of the right reasons (wearing holey, faded sweaters, giving a new definition to the word fearless, throwing all caution to the wind because of a certain sexy warlock, being an older brother and parabatai and friend, eventually shedding away his vulnerabilities and growing into himself)

And Simon is one of my favorites because even when he becomes a vampire he's real and funny and loyal and distinctly human in a way that the other characters can't even hope to emulate.

Oh, yes. I forgot about The Infernal Devices. I like it, but distinctly less than The Mortal Instruments for reasons unknown. (Probably because I thought Will was an arrogant bastard.) But I stayed because of Henry and Charlotte and Jem. They are love.

Someone needs to write good TMI fanfiction, asap. Dammit, I can't find anything out there.

Ships | Alec/MagnusSimon/Isabelle.  Simon/Clary.  Clary/Jace (on a good day).  Charlotte/Henry.  Camille/Magnus.  Jem/Sophie.
Friendships |  Jace+Simon+Jordan.  Simon+Clary.  Jace+Alec.  Jace+Alec+Isabelle.  Simon+Magnus. 
Close to my heart |  Alec Lightwood.  Simon Lewis.  Isabelle Lightwood.  Max Lightwood.  Magnus Bane.  Jordan Kyle.  Charlotte Branwell.  Jem Carstairs.
3) I'm revamping. I'm in the process of cleaning out my Delicious bookmarks, deciding which ones are worth keeping. Already cleaned out my journal somewhat. I wish I could get rid of my old fics, honestly, because it's just embarrassing to look at. But I'm keeping them out there for sentimentality. 

4) I saw Deathly Hallows Part Dos on opening night. I cried. And laughed at Voldemort. And cried some more. Too many feelings. *sniff*

5) I want to write fic again. Stories that don't make me cringe when I reread them years later.

6) How's everyone else been faring?

I would say so much more, but I'm tired and want to sleep.
Tags: beginnings, this has been a monster post
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