shinyjenni: Close up of Jaylah from Star Trek Beyond (jaylah)
Equinox went live yesterday and I got two AMAZING Star Trek Beyond vids:

- We Are Who We Are, a fantastic ensemble vid full of energy and fun and warmth.

- Alive, a really moving Jaylah character study.

I love them both SO MUCH. :D
shinyjenni: Hermione from Harry Potter hugging her satchel; text reads "♥ books" (hermione hearts books)
(slightly belated as I've only just got internet again /o\)

Labyrinth Lost - Zoraida Córdova
God's War - Kameron Hurley
There Will Be Phlogiston - Alexis Hall
Weird Space: The Baba Yaga - Una McCormack
On the Edge of Gone - Corinne Duyvis
A Death at the Dionysus Club - Melissa Scott and Amy Griswold
Ninefox Gambit - Yoon Ha Lee
The Commodore - Patrick O'Brian

God's War (four stars), There Will Be Phlogiston (five stars), Ninefox Gambit (five stars) )

Didn't finish: With the Lightnings - David Drake )

A short story I enjoyed this month:
Extracurricular Activities - Yoon Ha Lee: The last section of this felt a little rushed, but otherwise it was great. Space shenanigans where everyone's queer! YES PLEASE THIS PLEASE
shinyjenni: Alicia from The Good Wife, seen from behind, wearing a red coat, in front of a wall of bookshelves (alicia books)
Who Killed Sherlock Holmes? - Paul Cornell
The Lost Child of Lychford - Paul Cornell
A Fashionable Indulgence - KJ Charles
Sorcerer to the Crown - Zen Cho
Tremontaine season two
Hidden Figures - Margot Lee Shetterly
Voices - Ursula Le Guin
Déjà Vu - Ian Hocking
Star Trek: Killing Time - Della Van Hise
Star Trek: City on the Edge of Forever

Sorcerer to the Crown (five stars), Déjà Vu (three stars) )
shinyjenni: Janeway sitting at a table, smiling (janeway)
Thank you for making me a vid! I am v excited to see what you make. If you already have an idea and just want to get on with it, please do; if not, here are some thoughts on the sort of things I like.

General thoughts, mostly copypasted from previous letters )

Specific fandoms: Babylon 5, Doctor Who (1963), Mass Effect, Star Trek, Star Trek Beyond, Star Trek: DS9 )
shinyjenni: Alicia from The Good Wife, seen from behind, wearing a red coat, in front of a wall of bookshelves (alicia books)
A Natural History of Dragons - Marie Brennan
Hurricane Heels - Isabel Yap
The Ultimates: Omniversal vol 1: Start With The Impossible
We Need New Names - NoViolet Bulawayo
Star Trek: The Lost Era: One Constant Star - David R. George III
Who Cooked Adam Smith's Dinner: A Story About Women and Economics - Katrine Marçal
Crown of Stars - Kate Elliott
Black Light Express - Philip Reeve
Speak Gigantular - Irenosen Okojie
The Hanging Tree - Ben Aaronovitch
Saga vol 7
Hellblazer: Stations of the Cross
Star Wars: Showdown on the Smuggler's Moon
Spider-Gwen: Greater Power
Spider-Woman: Shifting Gears: Baby Talk
Tropic of Serpents - Marie Brennan

(I am currently in the process of changing jobs and moving to a new city, so did not really have the wherewithal to say things about books this month! /o\)

Star Wars: Showdown on the Smuggler's Moon (three stars) )

Didn't finish: Everfair - Nisi Shawl )
shinyjenni: Close up of Jaylah from Star Trek Beyond (jaylah)
Title: Brighter Than The Sun
Fandom: Star Trek
Music: Colbie Caillat
Content notes: A few bright flashes
Summary: "Lightning strikes the heart", or, me/Star Trek OTP
Download: here (3:54 minutes, 172MB) | subtitle .srt
Also at: Youtube | AO3 | Tumblr

Notes: For More Joy Day. Thank you to [personal profile] cosmic_llin, [personal profile] purplefringe and [personal profile] anoel for betaing!

As I may have mentioned about two or three hundred times already, I REALLY liked Star Trek Beyond, and the subsequent avalanche of feelings precipitated something of a full scale Star Trek feelings renaissance (A++ would recommend). So this is a vid about that, and about all* the things I love and have loved about Star Trek over the last decade or two. ♥

*well. Not all. They wouldn't all fit. Call it a representative sample?

streaming and lyrics under the cut )
shinyjenni: Cass sits cross legged, wearing her Batgirl costume, reading a book and rubbing the back of her head (cass)
In the Ruins - Kate Elliott
Dead in the Water - Dana Stabenow
Sensation Comics featuring Wonder Woman vol 2
The House of Shattered Wings - Aliette de Bodard
The Watchmaker of Filigree Street - Natasha Pulley
As I Descended - Robin Talley
Hellblazer: Staring at the Wall
New Avengers: Standoff
Ms Marvel: Civil War II
All New Wolverine: Civil War II
H is for Hawk - Helen Macdonald
Dragons At Crumbling Castle and Other Stories - Terry Pratchett
Star Trek: Articles of the Federation - Keith R. A. DeCandido
Siege: Battleworld
Railhead - Philip Reeve
Crooked Kingdom - Leigh Bardugo
The Graveyard of the Hesperides - Lindsey Davis
Girl in Translation - Jean Kwok
Jolly Foul Play - Robin Stevens
The Reluctant Fundamentalist - Mohsin Hamid

As I Descended (three stars), Railhead (four stars), Crooked Kingdom (five stars) )

Didn't finish: Aurora - Kim Stanley Robinson )
shinyjenni: Kira Nerys (kira)
1. Your main fandom of the year?
EVERYTHING IS STAR TREK AND NOTHING HURTS

2. Your favourite film watched this year?
Star Trek Beyond, hands down. I just... really needed that film. ♥

Honourable mentions to Ghostbusters and Contact, both of which I loved a lot.

3. Your favourite book read this year?
Nothing's jumping out as a particular favourite (though there are still ten days left!) but some stuff I really liked this year included:

- Cuckoo Song (Frances Hardinge)
- Star Wars: Honor Among Thieves (James S. Corey)
- Death By Silver (Melissa Scott and Amy Griswold)
- The Blue Castle (L.M. Montgomery)
- Ancillary Mercy (Ann Leckie)

4. Your favourite TV show of the year?
STAR TREK. I'm into season three of TOS, which is... not great, by and large, but I just love them all and their faces so so much, I don't really care. And season two was generally excellent.

5. Your favourite online fandom community of the year?
My fandom community's mostly been offline this year, or talking online to people I also know offline. Highlights included: going to New York (!) to see Hamilton (!!!), and seeing Star Trek Beyond in the cinema, both with some of my favourite fanpeople.

6. Your best new fandom discovery of the year?
can I say Star Trek for this one too

(I really can't.)

7. Your biggest fandom disappointment of the year?
I didn't really have one, possibly as a result of The Force Awakens crushing all the remaining hope out of me last year. ...yay? I mean, I did not love Every Heart A Doorway like I thought I would, but it wasn't the crushing disappointment it would have been last year.

8. Your TV boyfriend of the year?
Friends, I really love TOS!Kirk. I mean, not as much as Spock loves him, obviously, but still a fair bit.

9. Your TV girlfriend of the year?
JAYLAH. Yes, I know she wasn't actually on TV, but that's hardly my fault, is it.

10. Your biggest squee moment of the year?
Probably all of Star Trek Beyond? Or, more specifically, "I ripped my shirt again": that was the moment I knew I was going to love it.

11. The most missed of your old fandoms?
Honestly I don't really miss my old fandoms all that much. Maybe Doctor Who - I was packaging up some duplicate EDAs that I've finally got round to selling the other day and feeling nostalgic - but I know that one will be back round again eventually.

12. The fandom you haven't tried yet, but want to?
What do you mean there are fandoms that aren't Star Trek.

13. Your biggest fan anticipations for the New Year?
STAR TREK DISCO. I'M GOING TO LOVE THEM ALL SO MUCH.


I don't feel like doing the vidding meme this year, so here's a list of fanworks I have made this year instead:

Vids:
Start As You Mean To Go On (Supergirl)
I Awake (Wonder Woman)
Supernova Girl (SPACE LADIES)
Anthem (Star Trek Beyond)
Welcome to New York (Agent Carter)
What About Everything - collaboration with [personal profile] silly_cleo (MCU)

Fic:
Find It And Keep It (Star Trek Beyond)
shinyjenni: Janeway sitting at a table, smiling (janeway)
I did some guest reccing for [community profile] ladybusiness, and the post went up today! I recommend it if you like recommendations.

In other things I have done, I remastered my Star Trek Beyond vidlet! Now it is slightly shinier than it was before.

Those are the things that I have done.
shinyjenni: Buffy smiling (buffy)
All-New, All-Different Avengers: The Magnificent Seven
Lafayette in the Somewhat United States - Sarah Vowell
Cheer Up, Love: Adventures in Depression with the Crab of Hate - Susan Calman
The Witch's Vacuum Cleaner and Other Stories - Terry Pratchett
New Avengers: Everything Is New
All-New Wolverine: The Four Sisters
The Wicked and the Divine: Commercial Suicide
Buffy: The High School Years: Freaks and Geeks
Star Wars: Dark Force Rising - Timothy Zahn
Angela Queen of Hel: Journey to the Funderworld
Twilight Robbery - Frances Hardinge
Laughter in Ancient Rome: On Joking, Tickling and Cracking Up - Mary Beard
Deadly Election - Lindsey Davis
Unbeatable Squirrel Girl: Squirrel You Really Got Me Now


Lafayette in the Somewhat United States (three stars), Buffy: The High School Years: Freaks and Geeks (four stars) )


Didn't finish: Constantine the Hellblazer: Going Down )
shinyjenni: Natasha Romanov (natasha)
Title: What About Everything
Vidders: [personal profile] shinyjenni and [personal profile] silly_cleo
Fandom: MCU
Character/Pairing: Ensemble
Music: Carbon Leaf
Content notes: Some fast cuts and bright flashes, some violence.
Summary: "I am not in need."
Notes: Thanks to [personal profile] cosmic_llin and [personal profile] purplefringe for betaing, and to [personal profile] sol_se for Agents of SHIELD help!
Download: here (3:44 minutes, 163MB) | subtitle .srt
Also at: Youtube | AO3 | Tumblr

streaming and lyrics under the cut )
shinyjenni: Polly; text reads "now let me tell you 'bout the way she looked, the way she'd act and the colour of her hair" (polly way she looked)
The Gathering Storm - Kate Elliott
Spider-Women
Black Canary and Zatanna: Bloodspell
Deep Space Nine: Prophecy and Change ed Marco Palmieri
Hyperbole and a Half - Allie Brosh
First Class Murder - Robin Stevens
The Doomsday Book - Connie Willis
Maresi - Maria Turtschaninoff
Gentleman Jole and the Red Queen - Lois McMaster Bujold
A Fatal Thaw - Dana Stabenow
Fans of the Impossible Life - Kate Scelsa
Spectacles: A Memoir - Sue Perkins
Nightwing: Love and Bullets
Children of Time - Adrian Tchaikovsky
Bernice Summerfield and the Glass Prison - Jacqueline Rayner
Strange Star - Emma Carroll
The Good Immigrant ed. Nikesh Shukla
Hellblazer: Black Flowers

I read a lot of things this month, but apparently used up all my words on complaining about Gentleman Jole and the Red Queen. /o\

spoilers )

Didn't finish:
The Last Kingdom - Bernard Cornwell
I really liked Cornwell's Arthurian trilogy when I read it lo these many years ago, but I just didn't connect with this one. Nothing wrong with it, I just couldn't get into it, and I have so many other things to read that I didn't feel like sticking with something I wasn't into.
shinyjenni: Peggy Carter watching Jarvis sew up the wound on her leg (peggy jarvis)
Title: Welcome to New York
Fandom: MCU (Agent Carter season 1 (plus one clip from season 2), Captain America: The First Avenger, Marvel One-Shot: Agent Carter, Agents of Shield)
Character/Pairing: Peggy Carter
Music: Taylor Swift
Content notes: Some bright gunfire flashes
Summary: "It's been waiting for you."
Notes: This vid was BESET by technical difficulties but FINALLY it is DONE. \o/
Download: here (3:33 minutes, 155MB) | subtitle .srt
Also at: AO3 | Tumblr

streaming and lyrics under the cut )
shinyjenni: Alicia from The Good Wife, seen from behind, wearing a red coat, in front of a wall of bookshelves (alicia books)
Carter Beats the Devil - Glen David Gold
Scarlet Witch: Witches' Road
Full of Briars - Seanan McGuire
Regeneration - Stephanie Saulter
Between the World and Me - Ta-Nehisi Coates
The Girl From Everywhere - Heidi Heilig
A Cold Day For Murder - Dana Stabenow
Washington: A Life - Ron Chernow
Nightwing: False Starts

Carter Beats the Devil (four stars), The Girl From Everywhere (four stars), Nightwing: False Starts (four stars) )

Didn't finish: The Curious Tale of the Lady Caraboo )
shinyjenni: Close up of Jaylah from Star Trek Beyond (jaylah)
Title: Find It And Keep It
Fandom: Star Trek Beyond
Characters: Jaylah, ensemble
Rating: All ages
Content notes: none
Summary: Jaylah's friends have presents for her.
Words: 1923
Also at: AO3 | Tumblr

Find It And Keep It )
shinyjenni: Alicia from The Good Wife, seen from behind, wearing a red coat, in front of a wall of bookshelves (alicia books)
Dusty Answer - Rosamond Lehmann
Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur: BFF
The Assassin's Curse - Cassandra Rose Clarke
Wildthorn - Jane Eagland
Signal to Noise - Silvia Moreno-Garcia
Child of Flame - Kate Elliott*
Mockingbird: I Can Explain
Reflections: On the Magic of Writing - Diana Wynne Jones
Tell the Wind and Fire - Sarah Rees Brennan
Three Men in a Boat - Jerome K Jerome
To Say Nothing of the Dog - Connie Willis
Hemlock and After - Angus Wilson
The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl: Squirrel You Know It's True
Sex Criminals: Three The Hard Way

*with a certain amount of skimming; it's book four of seven, over 800 pages long, and there are some storylines I just do not care about any more. /o\

Wildthorn (two stars), Signal to Noise (two stars) )

Didn't finish: The Long War )

Short stories I enjoyed this month:
Flying Magic (Stephanie Burgis): Delightful short story set in the Kat, Incorrigible universe, in which Kat has to deal with her own children. <3
Fire Watch (Connie Willis): wonderful and also heartbreaking.
Superior (Jessica Lack): v. enjoyable m/m romance, with superheroes.
shinyjenni: Janeway sitting at a table, smiling (janeway)
I made an Imzy account! I don't really know what it is or what I'm doing with it yet, but it looks interesting. (I also have invites if anyone wants them!) And it displays very nicely on my phone, which I appreciate.

In other news, everything is still Star Trek forever and it's great. Still ridiculously in love with Star Trek Beyond (should I go and see it again over the bank holiday? Probably not, but I want to), also I have returned to my TOS watch-through and am thoroughly enjoying it. I LOVE EVERYONE ON THIS SPACESHIP.
shinyjenni: Close up of Jaylah from Star Trek Beyond (jaylah)
Title: Anthem
Fandom: Star Trek Beyond
Character/Pairing: Kirk, Enterprise crew
Music: Delta Rae
Content notes: none
Summary: "Give me something I can hope for."
Notes:
1. Thank you to [personal profile] such_heights for betaing! ♥
2. I am almost certainly going to remaster this when the DVD comes out, because that's the sort of thing I'm into. ETA: and indeed I did. All links should now be updated; give me a shout if not!
3. So I went on a weirdly similar emotional journey to Kirk while I was watching this film. I've been pretty glum about a lot of my fandoms recently, specifically in a way that's made it hard to be enthusiastic about new canon; and then this film, for which I had no expectations at all, came along and just captured my heart and made me feel like hope wasn't such a silly idea after all. ♥ So, in conclusion, this vid is as much about me as it is about Kirk.
Download: here (1:24 minutes, 60MB) | subtitle .srt
Also at: Youtube | AO3 | Tumblr

streaming and lyrics under the cut )
shinyjenni: Close up of Jaylah from Star Trek Beyond (jaylah)
I went to see Star Trek Beyond again on Monday in an attempt to beat the post-Nine Worlds slump (nb this plan was a roaring success, A+ recommend; I think it helped that I was wearing the necklace I bought there), and it turns out I have enough extra things to say about it to make another post. (As before, this is basically all squee, because that is where I am right now.)

spoilers )
shinyjenni: Alicia from The Good Wife, seen from behind, wearing a red coat, in front of a wall of bookshelves (alicia books)
Courting Magic - Stephanie Burgis
Witches of Lychford - Paul Cornell
Binary - Stephanie Saulter
The Ships of Aleph - Jaine Fenn
The Blackmail Blend - Livia Day
Robin: Triumphant
Rubyfruit Jungle - Rita Mae Brown
The Bullet-Catcher's Daughter - Rod Duncan
Shadow Scale - Rachel Hartmann
House of Secrets - Stephanie Burgis
Cuckoo Song - Frances Hardinge
Star Wars: Honor Among Thieves - James S.A. Corey
Chaos Choreography - Seanan McGuire
The Case of the Missing Moonstone - Jordan Stratford
Shadowshaper - Daniel José Older
The Raven King - Maggie Stiefvater

Binary (four stars), The Bullet-Catcher's Daughter (three stars), Star Wars: Honor Among Thieves (five stars) )

Didn't finish: City of the Beasts - Isabel Allende )

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