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I just finished Anthology and I almost want to read it again. I love it and I just wanted to say so and to thank you.

I would advise some rest after such an extensive read, to be honest ;) But, oh, I’m very glad you enjoyed the experience! May future rereads (if any) be equally pleasing. Also, it’s lovely to meet you; your URL is smile-worthy.

New Pacific Rim Fic: Act Together

irisbleufic:

Title: Act Together

Pairing/Characters: Newton Geiszler/Hermann Gottlieb; Sasha and Aleksis Kaidanovsky, Tendo Choi, three J-Tech trainee OCs that some of you may recognize, Stacker Pentecost

Rating: Explicit [NSFW]

Word Count: 10,217

Notes: This is an AU only in the sense that I’ve tweaked one detail. Instead of Hermann going through the Jaeger Academy in 2015 and Newt going through in 2016, I’ve delayed Hermann’s (and the Kaidanovskys’) entry until 2016. I wanted to test a situation where a) Newt and Hermann meet for the first time in training and have to (hopefully) get their initial spat out of the way a lot faster, and b) a core group of characters we see in the film bond a bit earlier in the canon timeline (Hermann and the Kaidanovskys went through the JA together, and Newt and Tendo went through the JA together; in other words, I wanted to pull all of these characters into training alignment for the sake of narrative experimentation). If you’ve seen the-oxford-english-fangeek poking me about something we were calling “the Anchorage AU” for a while, this is it; additionally, cypress-tree and I decided a couple of months back that we’d both write something and post at the same time (thanks are also due to her for the beta). The timeline of this story spans early June through late November of 2016, with an additional scene set in February of 2017.

Summary: "You know I’m only a liar when it matters, right?"

(Read it @ AO3)

One more bump, as this is likely the last substantial piece I’ll be writing until the next few weeks of GOE organizing madness are over. Anyone who isn’t caught up on my most recent content will find this a convenient time to do so :)

Hi! Sorry to bother you but could I ask you a quick question about the GO Exchange? I'd like to sign up, but since I'm not a native english speaker, I'm not sure I'm understanding it right...

Hello, ylc1!  Here is, hopefully, a simple itemized run-down:

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5) Stay tuned. Once sign-ups close on September 19th, we will open the prompt-set claiming phase.  During that stage, you will all leave comments on the master-list-of-prompts post in which you will each include your top three prompt-set choices (you will cite them by number; as you will have noticed, each prompt-set is assigned a number as we add it to the master list).  We use these choices to match creators to recipients, and once we’ve done the matching-up, we send out assignments.  Please direct questions to goodomens.exchange@gmail.com!

Do you known when/where your Pacific Rim podcast will be coming out? It sounds like just the thing to make commuting more manageable! :-)

The podcast does not belong to me, but to the enterprising and dedicated the-oxford-english-fangeek (I was just one of the guests invited on for the inaugural installment).  The first episode, which we recorded today, should go live on or around September 21stat least according to current plans.  Keep an eye on the podcast blog, radioloccent, for updates!

You're doing a good job of being a two fandom blog, I am impressed :D PacRim has caught up with Good Omens in content. Do you know how much PR fic you have written vs. GO? I would be curious.
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Hi, anon!  Sorry for sitting on this since yesterday, but I’ve had an overloaded twenty-four hours in which writing, editorial, and podfic-recording matters needed attention.  Your question is intriguing, and one that I realized can be put into perspective by making the following comparison (no small thanks to the AO3 word-count function, which made adding my tallies-to-date in each of these fandoms possible):

  • I have been actively writing in Good Omens fandom since early November of 2004.  This means that in ten years’ time, I’ve written 400,000 words of GO fic.
  • I have been actively writing in Pacific Rim fandom since early December of 2014.  This means that in ten months’ time, I’ve written 250,000 words of PR fic.

Summary: in ten months of PR fandom, I’ve produced over half the total content of all ten years’ worth of GO.  I’ve never written so much in so little time.  The only other contender on my record would be the 400,000 words of Toy Soldiers fic I wrote between March of 2004 and late December of 2007, but I realize that it still doesn’t come close to rivaling the sheer-amount-of-PR-fic-in-under-a-year anomaly.  Do with this data what you will :)

Come one, come all, to a beautiful show!

drhermannhottlieb:

It’s gonna be awesome, and … some other stuff! Dee dee dee dee, do dee dee dee, do dee dee do dee. Some other musical stuff!

RADIO LOCCENT IS A GO GO GO

Radio Loccent (radioloccent) is soon to be a bi-weekly podcast focusing on the PACIFIC RIM UNIVERSE, hosted and run by the amazing the-oxford-english-fangeek!

We have just finished recording the first episode, which will feature me, irisbleufic, geiszlerandgaila, and zetarays. The topic is: Expanding the Universe! What is is about pacrim that makes us want to go beyond what we see, and explore that world?

the-oxford-english-fangeek has planned out the next thousand and a half episodes on basically every aspect of the universe. If you would like to be involved, or have other suggestions, get in touch with them!

THE DRIFTMAN COMETH

As you can see, the reason I’m not writing my own post on this subject is because geiszlerandgaila and drhermannhottlieb have already done it so succinctly.  The real magic is in the-oxford-english-fangeek's hands; I can't wait to hear what they do with the recording session.  I’ve never been involved in a podcast before!

cypress-tree:

cypress-tree:

Title:  Listening

Pairing:  Newt/Hermann

Rating:  explicit.  like hella.

Word count:  6,700

Summary:  Newt has a dirty talk kink, and Hermann has a really nice voice.

“Hey, could you—could I ask you something?” Newt’s cheeks blush a deeper pink. “It’s like—a sex thing.”

Notes:  written as part of a challenge with irisbleufic.  thanks for kicking my butt in gear.

timezone reblobbin’ for people who aren’t up at ungodly hours of the morning

Go read this, please.  It’s the challenge-twin to my new one, Act Together, although they are definitely more twins of the fraternal sort than thematically identical sort

New Pacific Rim Fic: Act Together

Title: Act Together

Pairing/Characters: Newton Geiszler/Hermann Gottlieb; Sasha and Aleksis Kaidanovsky, Tendo Choi, three J-Tech trainee OCs that some of you may recognize, Stacker Pentecost

Rating: Explicit [NSFW]

Word Count: 10,217

Notes: This is an AU only in the sense that I’ve tweaked one detail. Instead of Hermann going through the Jaeger Academy in 2015 and Newt going through in 2016, I’ve delayed Hermann’s (and the Kaidanovskys’) entry until 2016. I wanted to test a situation where a) Newt and Hermann meet for the first time in training and have to (hopefully) get their initial spat out of the way a lot faster, and b) a core group of characters we see in the film bond a bit earlier in the canon timeline (Hermann and the Kaidanovskys went through the JA together, and Newt and Tendo went through the JA together; in other words, I wanted to pull all of these characters into training alignment for the sake of narrative experimentation). If you’ve seen the-oxford-english-fangeek poking me about something we were calling “the Anchorage AU” for a while, this is it; additionally, cypress-tree and I decided a couple of months back that we’d both write something and post at the same time (thanks are also due to her for the beta). The timeline of this story spans early June through late November of 2016, with an additional scene set in February of 2017.

Summary: "You know I’m only a liar when it matters, right?"

(Read it @ AO3)

So I just had to tell you - I was reading Hamlet for my Theatre 101 class, and when I got to the end, the ONLY THING I could think of was your fic where all your OTPs read Horatio/Hamlet's final lines and it made it just exponentially sadder and sweeter. And yeah. I cannot handle that scene, apparently.

I can’t handle it, either, and I’ve exhausted words, words, words to that effect.  You have all the virtual hugs I’m capable of offering (for both loving the play so much and for reading my stories)!  Have fun with it in the classroom; I miss those days so much.

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My partner has been joking for a long time that it’s been my sheer force of will all these years that’s doomed any and all attempted live-action Good Omens film projects to fail.  He’s now charmingly spooked given I’ve always insisted the only adaptation of GO I’d ever care to see happen would be a) an animated feature, or b) a radio dramatization.

Hello, I'd just like to let you know that your Crown of Thorns verse (which is amazing) not only got me back into the Aziraphale/Crowley ship and GO in general after many years, you also got me shipping Hastur/Ligur which I really had not been expecting to ever think about. Thank you so much for writing such a great story!

Oh, hello there!  Wonderful to meet you, and I’m always so glad to hear people are enjoying the fic.  It’s my one piece of work that’s never quite finished; I don’t doubt it’ll have a few more installments before autumn and winter are out.  Good Omens is a fantastic fandom to call home, and we’re glad to have you back   It’s an exciting time, as you can see…

Bless your comments on the Good Omens radio drama cast! I figured that Crowley would be aright, but for the life of me I couldn't find any decent clips of the guy voicing Aziraphale and it was worrying me... But if you're please than I feel MUCH better about the casting situation.

irisbleufic:

One last thing before bed (i.e. answering this)!  There are plenty of clips of Mark Heap on YouTube; all I did was search for his name there.  I was familiar with neither him, nor Peter Serafinowicz, so I had a good ten minutes or so of holding my breath the other morning until I’d managed to track down both of them and listen.  The two names in this cast-list I’m especially looking forward to (with respect to who they end up voicing; so far, we don’t know) are Louise Brealey and Arsher Ali.  I strongly suspect Brealey’s been cast as Anathema, but I really want to hear her as Sister Mary Loquacious / Mary Hodges.  Four Lions is what put Ali on my radar, and I’m really hoping he’s the Delivery Man!

(The real question, though, is who’s voicing Hastur and Ligur … oh wait.  Gaiman and Pratchett have confirmed cameos.  Guess what, guys?)

Lou Brealey confirmed as a Satanic nun!

Scientific experiment: reblog (don’t like!) so we can see just how many Newmann fans there are on Tumblr.
Bless your comments on the Good Omens radio drama cast! I figured that Crowley would be aright, but for the life of me I couldn't find any decent clips of the guy voicing Aziraphale and it was worrying me... But if you're please than I feel MUCH better about the casting situation.

One last thing before bed (i.e. answering this)!  There are plenty of clips of Mark Heap on YouTube; all I did was search for his name there.  I was familiar with neither him, nor Peter Serafinowicz, so I had a good ten minutes or so of holding my breath the other morning until I’d managed to track down both of them and listen.  The two names in this cast-list I’m especially looking forward to (with respect to who they end up voicing; so far, we don’t know) are Louise Brealey and Arsher Ali.  I strongly suspect Brealey’s been cast as Anathema, but I really want to hear her as Sister Mary Loquacious / Mary Hodges.  Four Lions is what put Ali on my radar, and I’m really hoping he’s the Delivery Man!

(The real question, though, is who’s voicing Hastur and Ligur … oh wait.  Gaiman and Pratchett have confirmed cameos.  Guess what, guys?)