trying to find once upon a time
01 January 2020 @ 12:00 am

This is the livejournal of attempt_unique (aka Kristin). It is primarily fannish and infrequently updated. Most entries are crossposted from my Dreamwidth, so you can comment and/or follow in either place. (No need to ask, though if you do I am more likely to friend back.)

All my posts are organized by tags if you are looking for something in particular.


All my fic can be found at AO3.

Crossovers: Southland/Psych, Telephone/Pushing Daisies, Leverage/OthelloCollapse )
The WireCollapse )
SupernaturalCollapse )
WhoniverseCollapse )
FireflyCollapse )
PsychCollapse )
Pushing DaisiesCollapse )
SouthlandCollapse )
Assassins, Bones, Community, Entourage, Fantastic Mr Fox, Generation Kill, Hunger Games, Lions of Al Rassan, Mad Men, Old Spice Man, Sherlock (BBC), The Social Network, Submachine, Trigun, Veronica Mars and Yuletide RPFCollapse )



All my icon posts are tagged with icons are pretty.

I also went through a stretch of doing art for lots and lots of big bang challenges. There are enough that I decided to index. This index only includes art from summer 2010 on. Earlier work can still be found, I just chose not to link to it.

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trying to find once upon a time
01 January 2015 @ 10:19 am
Thank you in advance for your awesomeness, author! I hope you find this letter helpful, but feel free to ignore any and all of it. Optional details are optional, and I would rather read a fic my author was invested in than one catering to my whims.

(Also, yes, large chunks of this were c/p'ed from previous year’s letters. What can I say, my tastes haven’t changed that much.)

Here is some non-fandom specific stuff that might help you:

  • Find me: [archiveofourown.org profile] Kristin (Ao3) | attempt_unique (LJ) | [dreamwidth.org profile] kristin (DW) | kristin (#yuletide)

  • I tend to throw out a lot of prompts in my requests. There are none I would like to see more than the others and no need to try and combine all of the prompts into a frankenfic.

  • I am OK with character death/in-fic violence/gore/swearing/unhappy endings etc. and I love apocafic. If you run out of other ideas, kill (almost) everybody in the world off and I will love it. The darker and creepier the better.

  • I prefer gen to het/slash/femslash

  • I prefer not to read: character bashing, infidelity, pregnancy/kidfic, incest, schmoop, 2nd person and PWPs.

  • I love: plot, ensembles, adventures, banter, found families, fully realized characters and settings, interesting narrative voices and people who bring the funny.


The WireCollapse )


Wayne’s WorldCollapse )


Attack the Block (2011)Collapse )

This entry was originally posted at http://kristin.dreamwidth.org/49369.html. Feel free to comment where you feel more comfortable.
 
 
 
trying to find once upon a time
12 February 2014 @ 08:32 pm
Thank you so much for writing for me! You are amazing, awesome and also things that start with letters other than 'a'. Sorry this is a little late.

In general, I prefer gen and/or canon pairings. I love all the wonderful women on the shows I requested, so anything that celebrates, stars or critiques in an interesting way any of them I would be delighted. I requested a bunch of different fandoms, but I would love fic for any of them equally.


  • The Good Wife (TV) - I love Alicia. Full stop. I love her complicated relationships with, well everyone. I love her fierceness and her quiet and everything. Also, I am always happy when Diane is on my TV, so anything with her would be a delight. If you want to write me Kalinda fic know that my favorite thing about her is her mystique.

  • Sports Night - Dana. Dana and sports. Dana and Natalie. Dana and Isaac. Danna and Dan. If you don't feel like writing Dana, I do love every single one of the characters on the show.

  • Brooklyn Nine-Nine (TV) - Brooklyn Nine-Nine is my happy place, so feel free to play. I don't have a specific prompt, just adoration for this show.

  • How I Met Your Mother - Robin and the mother becoming friends? Or Lily's adventures in California? Or Lily and her shopping addiction? Anything goes. Robin Sparkles' mall tour concert videos released into the wild?

  • Cougar Town - Ellie Torres is a treasure. How did she and Jules become friends? How, and why, did she marry Andy? Or how about lawyer Ellie on the case. Or just Ellie drinking wine?

  • New Girl - I love Jess' vivacity and joy. I love CeCe's everything. Again, this show is a happy place for me. Feel free to write me anything from a zany adventure to Jess getting her hair cut to simply hanging in the loft.



If you felt like mixing and matching I would not be opposed to a crossover (Robin gets arrested in Brooklyn, Dana needs a lawyer, Jess takes a dance class from Gina etc etc). And while it might appear I am all about the funny, I really don't mind serious things. You can read back through my Yuletide letters or the things I have written, but honestly, I am not that picky. Write what makes you happy and I'm sure I'll adore it.

This entry was originally posted at http://kristin.dreamwidth.org/48953.html. Feel free to comment where you feel more comfortable.
 
 
 
trying to find once upon a time
06 October 2013 @ 08:25 pm
ALL HAIL THE YULETIDE WRITER

First off, thank you so much for writing for me. I am sure I will love whatever you create. Optional details are optional, so feel free to ignore all of this blather as I would rather have you enjoy writing a fic than worrying about trying to please me. (Also, yes, bits of this were c/p'ed from last year's letter, of which some was copied from the year before that, and even some stuff from the year before that or the year before that.)

Here is some non-fandom specific stuff that might help you:

  • I tend to throw out a lot of prompts in my requests. Not only are they all optional, but there is no need to try to cram all of the prompts into one, and there are none I would like to see more than the others.

  • I am OK with character death and in-fic violence and I love apocafic. If you run out of other ideas, kill (almost) everybody in the world off and I will love it. The darker and creepier the better.

  • I prefer gen to het/slash/femslash and would not like to receive porn for Yuletide.

  • I like: plot, ensembles, banter, found families, fully realized characters and settings, adventures, interesting narrative voices and people who bring the funny.

  • I dislike: character bashing, infidelity, kidfic, ignoring the women and characters of color, introspective character pieces, incest, schmoop and pwp.

  • IRC I can often be found in the #yuletide chatroom. I use the nickname kristin (or sometimes hippo-kristin), so you can avoid or stalk as you please.



Lupe Fiasco is the CoolCollapse )

The LeagueCollapse )

The UnusualsCollapse )

The WireCollapse )

This entry was originally posted at http://kristin.dreamwidth.org/48702.html. Feel free to comment where you feel more comfortable.
 
 
 
trying to find once upon a time
07 October 2012 @ 02:05 pm
Dearest darlingest adorable author,

First off, thank you so much for writing for me. I am sure I will love whatever you create. Optional details are optional, so feel free to ignore all of this blather as I would rather have you enjoy writing a fic than worrying about trying to please me. (Also, yes, bits of this were c/p'ed from last year's letter, of which some was copied from the year before that, and even some stuff from the year before that.)

Here is some non-fandom specific stuff that might help you:

  • I tend to throw out a lot of prompts in my requests. Not only are they all optional, but there is no need to try to cram all of the prompts into one, and there are none I would like to see more than the others.

  • I am OK with character death and in-fic violence and I love apocafic. If you run out of other ideas, kill (almost) everybody in the world off and I will love it.

  • Racial diversity = awesome. Racism, not so much. However, I do prefer realism over sugar-coated, so if you want your fic to deal realistically with it I would not object.

  • I prefer gen to het/slash/femslash and would not like to receive porn for Yuletide.

  • I like: plot, ensembles, banter, found families, fully realized characters and settings, adventures, interesting narrative voices and people who bring the funny.

  • I dislike: character bashing, romance-centric fic, infidelity, kidfic, ignoring the women and characters of color, introspective character pieces, incest, schmoop and pwp.

  • IRC I can often be found in the #yuletide chatroom. I use the nickname kristin (or sometimes hippo-kristin), so you can avoid or stalk as you please.


Notes about these four fandoms in generalCollapse )

The Art of FieldingCollapse )

Mets Broadcaster RPFCollapse )

SummerlandCollapse )

The WireCollapse )

This entry was originally posted at http://kristin.dreamwidth.org/48611.html. Feel free to comment where you feel more comfortable.
 
 
 
trying to find once upon a time
06 October 2012 @ 11:37 pm
No, you are not suffering from déjà vu. This is a semi-repost of art done last year. The fic is done and being posted today (yay!) so I took the opportunity to cringe at the stuff I did then and decided to try and salvage it. So while some of these things will look v. similar, some pieces are new or just completely redone.

Fic: Wend and Repeat (Until True) by novembersmith
Fandom: The Social Network
Pairing: Mark/Eduardo
Summary: In which Mark accidentally puts a claim on Eduardo's soul, loses Eduardo, and then goes to the Underworld to get him back. Includes meddling spirits, Eduardo as a captive, mute audience to Mark's recaps of their personal history, and absolutely no maenads.

Note about the art: One of the elements I played with was modern vs. antique. I wish I could tell you all about the traditional art I used, but truth be-told I simply did a Google Image search.

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mix is under this cutCollapse )

This entry was originally posted at http://kristin.dreamwidth.org/48224.html. Feel free to comment where you feel more comfortable.
 
 
 
trying to find once upon a time
11 August 2012 @ 07:40 pm
This is not the apology for not posting or replying to comments and emails / update on my life that I owe everyone. Look for that later this weekend. For now, icons.

20 Attack the Block icons for character20n20

Teaser:
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icons under the cutCollapse )

This entry was originally posted at http://kristin.dreamwidth.org/48024.html. Feel free to comment where you feel more comfortable.
 
 
 
trying to find once upon a time
Yuletide has come and almost gone, and I haven't posted about my marvelous gifts. Clearly that is a fact that needs to be fixed. This year, as in the past, I am overwhelmed by the awesome fics Yuletide has produced. I haven't had as much of a chance to write or read this year (damn awesome new job and the beginnings of a social life! clearly I need to forgo you during Yuletide) but I did get a chance to read the trio of wonderful fics all for me!

Just a Passageway (3074 words) by Anonymous
Fandom: The Wire
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warning: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Ellis Carver, Reginald "Bubbles" Cousins, Preston 'Bodie' Broadus, Original Female Character
Summary:

Sergeant Carver needs to get out from behind his desk once in a while, so he pays a call on a resident of the Western, and learns a few things.
Set early in Season 4



OMG, circle. This fic is amazingness incarnate, The author took the time to include my favorite characters (Carver! Bodie! Bubbles!) as well as an amazing OFC to tell a perfectly Wire tale. So much love for this fic. Seriously, why are you still reading this entry and not the fic?

A Pharaoh From The West (100 words) by Anonymous
Fandom: Hip Hop RPF
Rating: General Audiences
Warning: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Kanye West, Jay Pharaoh
Summary:

Have you ever had sex with a pharaoh?



You must go read this fic. It is a little piece of perfection in drabble form. I obviously have no idea who could write such awesomeness *cough* but if I did, I would twirl them because this, this is greatness.

Consequences (Brap Brap Brap) (543 words) by Anonymous
Fandom: Attack the Block (2011)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warning: Author Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Characters: Moses
Summary:

Moses was a legend on the block



I am seriously the luckiest. Just read that summary and tell me that I am not. See, you can't. &Moses; &thisfic; &thisauthor; <33333333333333

Also, a non-Yuletide rec that is a long time coming because I suck.

Every year I try to do some art for the Fall Fandom Free-for-All. This year I did a few wallpapers, and in return I got something so amazing it blows my mind. bardofcogs did a freaking amazing podfic of my fic Down in the Valley. And she did it awesomely. I've been traveling quite a bit lately and have listened to this a ton and I love it more with every listen. And that has nothing to do with my sub-par writing and everything to do with her awesome reading. Love Love Love.

Lastly, if you guess any of the five fics I wrote for Yuletide, you can claim either a drabble or 3 icons. Now for some hints.

  • All the fics were over 1k words, and not in the Madness collection. None are crossovers, and all of them are under 5k.

  • My assignment fic was written for a canon I have never written before, but I adore for being hilarious.

  • Unless you already knew, you will not guess my first pinch hit. But the title of the fic comes from a hymn.

  • I wrote one treat, which is so obvious I might as well have put my name on it. It features both a fandom and characters I have written before.

  • My second pinch hit is another fandom I have never mentioned before. It is also the weirdest thing I have ever written. (Yes, even more so than the Leverage/Othello crossover.)

  • My third, and final, pinch hit was titled from a lyric from one of my favorite hip hop artists.



This entry was originally posted at http://kristin.dreamwidth.org/47821.html. Feel free to comment where you feel more comfortable.
 
 
 
trying to find once upon a time
17 November 2011 @ 07:44 am
Hello there gorgeous,

(For being my Yuletide author you are surely kind and wonderful and talented and, yes, gorgeous.)

First off, thank you so much for writing for me. I am sure I will love whatever you create, whether you read this letter or not. Optional details are optional, so feel free to ignore all of this blather if you prefer writing with fewer details. However, if you like long-winded prompts, details about my request and the availability of the fandoms, this is the letter for you.

But first, here is some non-fandom specific stuff that might help you. (Also, yes, bits of this were c/p'ed from last year's letter, of which some was copied from the year before that.)
  • If you include porn in your fic, I will scroll past it.

  • I am OK with character death and I love apocafic. If you run out of other ideas, kill (almost) everybody in the world off and I will love it.

  • Racial diversity = awesome. Isms, not so much. However, I do prefer realism over sugar-coated, so if you want your fic to deal realistically with -isms I would not object.

  • I like: plot, ensembles, banter, found families, apocafic, fully realized characters and settings, adventures, interesting narrative voices and people who bring the funny.

  • I dislike: character bashing, romance-centric fic, infidelity, high school AUs, kidfic, ignoring the women and characters of color, introspective character pieces, incest, schmoop and pwp.

  • How to stalk me: It is a Yuletide tradition to stalk your recipient. To that end: my delicious & my fic. I can also often be found in the #yuletide chatroom. I use the nickname kristin, so you can avoid or stalk as you please.

And now for the fandom specific stuff:

attack the blockCollapse )

hip hop rpfCollapse )

newsradioCollapse )

the wireCollapse )

Congrats for getting through that beast of a letter, and may your yuletide be filled with awesome things that do not include stressing about pleasing me. (For I am easy, fic-wise.)

This entry was originally posted at http://kristin.dreamwidth.org/47409.html. Feel free to comment where you feel more comfortable.
 
 
 
trying to find once upon a time
No, the post I made yesterday wasn't just to break up the string of big bang posts. It simply happened to work out that way.

Fic: Wend and Repeat (Until True) by novembersmith
Fandom: The Social Network
Pairing: Mark/Eduardo
Summary: In which Mark accidentally puts a claim on Eduardo's soul, loses Eduardo, and then goes to the Underworld to get him back. Includes meddling spirits, Eduardo as a captive, mute audience to Mark's recaps of their personal history, and absolutely no maenads.

Note about the art: One of the elements I played with was modern vs. antique. I wish I could tell you all about the traditional art I used, but truth be-told I simply did a Google Image search.

Teaser:




a rather random assortment of art under the cutCollapse )

the mix! warnings for country, indie and other assorted genresCollapse )

This is the last big bang post you will see from me for awhile, as I am not currently lined up to do any more. Thanks to novembersmith for just being generally awesome and amazing and appreciative and wonderful and such as well as the mods for running an awesome challenge.

This entry was originally posted at http://kristin.dreamwidth.org/46658.html. Feel free to comment where you feel more comfortable.
 
 
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