[Hawaii] Steve | looking down

Friending policies + more fun stuff about my journal

Friending/defriending policy: Some of my entries are friends-locked. All of my fan fiction is unlocked.

If you would like to get fic updates, feel free to add me. You don't have to ask permission. You may friend and defriend this journal as you like. Just know that some of my non-fic posts are not friends-locked, so they might pop up on your flist.

I do not make friends-cut posts when I remove someone from my flist, nor do I reply to "comment to stay on my flist" posts. It is up to you if you want to keep reading my posts. I don't think defriending is a big deal, so please don't take it personally if I remove you! I feel like if we gave it a shot as friends but aren't motivated to interact much, for whatever reason, then it makes sense to part ways rather than skim past each other's entries all the time. Additionally, if you express sexist/racist/homophobic views or are lax about putting spoilers behind a cut, I will probably remove you from my flist. I also tend to remove people who dampen my enjoyment of fandom/LJ/life in any way. Life is too short. I recognize your right to express your opinions, just as I hope you'll understand that I don't want to read about them if they are constantly showing up on my flist.

If you'd like me to friend you back then just let me know by commenting here. This journal is part fic, part fandom squee, part real life whinging, and part nonsense. If this sounds good to you, then welcome! I may not friend back automatically, but please say hello! If I've seen you around, I'll probably friend back. :)

Commenting on fics or other things: I have PMs enabled, so feel free to PM me about anything at any time. If you notice a typo/error in a fic, you're welcome to let me know in your comment. If you would like to leave more extensive criticism, I would prefer a PM. This is partially for my ego and partially because I don't want any other readers jumping all over someone for leaving perfectly valid suggestions. I welcome thoughtful constructive criticism, particularly if you feel that any aspect of my fic is problematic in terms of race or ethnicity, gender and/or sex, sexuality, etc.
[Hawaii] Steve | climbing ladder

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[Hawaii] Danny | sorry (except not)

In which I plea for H50 fandom to stop being so douchey

So...fandom.

Lately I've been truly unhappy in fandom and I'm not sure what to do about it. Twitter is slowly driving me towards a nervous breakdown. On one hand, I love having conversations with people on there, and I've gotten to know some wonderful people, but twitter is a bit like throwing a bunch of different, emotional, obsessive people into a cramped room and waiting for them to eat each other. There's no escape, no LJ-cuts, no twitter savior, no tags, no way of filtering out the stuff you don't want to see.

I love Catherine and I ship Steve/Catherine, and I definitely feel like I'm in the minority among the people I follow on twitter, most of whom are Steve/Danny shippers. Listening to people talk about how much they hate her/them has a cumulative effect. One tweet here, one tweet there, like drops of water in a bucket, and soon the bucket is full and it feels like I am drowning in a sea of negativity and I can't resurface.

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If anyone has any thoughts or suggestions, I'm listening. If you're just going to tell me that I should take a break from fandom or leave, please don't waste your time. I'm not interested in leaving or taking a break. I'm interested in engaging in H50 fandom and enjoying my time here. This is not an impossible dream. And I can tell you with absolute certainty that I am not alone in my feelings, that there are many others who are unhappy and want things to change for the better.

ETA: I also just want to make clear that I love Steve/Danny and a million other ships. This is not about people who ship certain things or like certain characters. I couldn't care less if people like or dislike Catherine. This is about the toxic cloud of negativity and the toll it's taking on me personally. YMMV.

ETA II: This was written somewhat quickly and was basically an uncensored feelings dump. I will probably rework this later and repost to tumblr, so feedback is welcome. I know it's a loaded issue without any easy solutions. I just want H50 fandom to be a happy place for everyone, and it's totally not right now. :/
[Hawaii] Steve/Danny | sea of love

36 Icons: Hawaii Five-0 3x07

So I've learned that making icons is therapeutic, who knew. I made these a billion years ago but hated most of them so I didn't post them. Some of these are pretty weak because I was experimenting. I'm trying to get better at this, so if you have any feedback about stuff you like or don't like, I'm wide open. If I can ever get comfortable with coloring and layers, maybe I can start experimenting with textures. :)

Hawaii Five-0 3x07: 1-36

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[Hawaii] Catherine | smiling at Steve

Icons: Hawaii Five-0 3x06

I had a really hard time with some of these caps, so I'm not happy with some of them but I'm posting all of them anyway because why not. Unfortunately the moments I wanted to icon most were the hardest caps to work with. :( I might give them another go over the weekend. These are not very spoilery, but spoiler alert just in case.

Hawaii Five-0 3x06: 1-49
Hawaii Five-0 3x06 text-only icons: 50-52

H503x06ChinKonosmile_tailoredshirt H503x06SteveDannywait_tailoredshirt H503x06Stevecrop_tailoredshirt H503x06textthanks_tailoredshirt

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