moonbeamsfanfic: (Potc - Made of WIN!)
I just discovered that awesome buddy-buddy cop show of the 90s, The Sentinel starring Richard Burgi and Garett Maggart, has been re-released on DVD. Apparently it was finally released for the first time in 10 years in May 2016. Why did no one tell me sooner?!

Picked up season one on the spot for bargain price. Plans to locate the remaining seasons so far show mixed results. I can get seasons 3 & 4 in town for just slightly above Amazon's rate, which is great as I much prefer buying locally. But I can't seem to find season 2 available anywhere in my neck of Canada, which means I may have to shell out to Amazon for that. I do not like buying from Amazon as a rule, but...

I want my show!!!

\o/

Next up, someone find me Highlander: The Series on DVD, either complete box set or at least seasons 3-6 (aka the Methos years). Also possibly Kung Fu: The Legend Continues that doesn't cost an arm and leg for MOD format. ::wishes::
moonbeamsfanfic: (Subtext What Subtext? - Big Wolf on Camp)
Over the years, I've become a lot more discerning about the quality of fiction I'll read. Despite working in a library, I rarely read books anymore because the quality of the writing for most pro-fic absolutely sucks in comparison to amateur fanfic authors who write because they love it, instead of just because they're paid for it.

Because of that, my standards for high-quality fic have risen drastically over the years. But one thing seems to have remained the same: my love for detailed world-building. Any author who can take a concept and develop it so thoroughly that I end up living and breathing it, seeing it as its own reality, even dreaming about it at night? Those are the stories I love the most, the ones I never forget, and keep going back to over and over again. They are stories which do more than just explore the characters or follow a cunning plot, they are stories that feel alive... rich and immense with detail, background, meaning and future possibilties. They are stories which have created a reality all their own, one which when done well, can often feel more real than canon.

There are several authors I can think of off the top of my head who do this with ease:

1. Macx (aka Gryph) with her undisputed Fire & Ice series in the Knight Rider fandom

2. James Walkswithwind (aka [livejournal.com profile] zortified) with her enormously popular 'Centaur AU That Eats Fandoms', to which the world-building was so rich I came to love a show I'd never even heard of just through reading it. (To this day, I've never seen an episode of Houston Knights despite reading several hundred fics for it.)

3. Nix (aka [livejournal.com profile] crimsonquills) who continued the Centaur AU brilliantly into two new fandoms and gave it even more depth and richness.

4. Red Wolf (aka [livejournal.com profile] redwolfoz) whose werewolves Wolf and Declan have been part of my personal life for so long I've claimed Dec as my own perfect mate. Alas, too bad he's ficitonal. ::pouts::

5. TenthMuse1 who seems to excel in world-builing, even if her most popular one is a world I don't particularly like.

6. Jennifer Lyon and Suzanne Bickerstaff with their classic, beloved fantasy X-Files novels, The Magician Trilogy (in four books).

7. Sam (aka [livejournal.com profile] copperbadge)'s better-than-canon Sirius and Remus raising Harry Potter AU.

8. Domenika Marzione (aka [livejournal.com profile] miss_porcupine) who has taken the flippant world of Stargate: Atlantis and given it's military a voice and believability, as well a host of characters the readers keep looking for every episode despite them not actually being canon.

9. Susan Foster's Sentinel GDP AU, which while often unpleasant, no can deny has a life of its own.

and of course,

10. The entire Magnificent Seven fandom, who cooperatively brought to life the ATF AU based off of one tiny little fic by Mog.

And now the newest name to add to my list, Sanjuno Shori Niko (aka [livejournal.com profile] sanjuno), who's taken the original G1 of Transformers and built an entire culture from the dregs of canon. A culture that revolves around my favourite characters, the sleek and gorgeous Seekers: Starscream, Thundercracker, and Skywarp.

~*~

The Nine Rings of Vos, A Transformers G1 Fanfic
by Sanjuno Shori Niko

Summary: The Seekers have a plan, one that spans the entire length of the war, and is now coming to fruition. Soundwave and the Cassettacons get caught up in the plot, and somehow cannot find it in their sparks to regret any of it. As for the Autobot and Decepticon factions, well, they are all just really, really confused.

~*~


Link goes to the main timeline of series that span over 50 stories and millions of years. It's fun, full of humour and love, and best of all... builds a world I can't help but love.
moonbeamsfanfic: (Default)
Dum da dada! The promised Special Edition "Life at the Lair" fic! YAAAYYYY!!!

Bet you weren't expecting THIS! )
moonbeamsfanfic: (Moon's Secret Lair (designed by Red Wolf)
Yes, yes! Finally! Here it is, the next Lair-fic! ::trumpets play, fireworks go off, and much cheering is heard::

And it's actually a fairly long one, too! I had a devil of a time writing it, dang thing kept wanting to go off in it's own directions. Anyway, here's hoping you like where I finally wrangled the bunny down.

Operation: Safeguard )

We have two new authors joining us in the Lair today, [livejournal.com profile] stormr_d and [livejournal.com profile] leni_ba -- everybody say "hi!"

As for the rest of you, don't forget to get your bios in! :D
moonbeamsfanfic: (Moon's Secret Lair (designed by Red Wolf)
I think I'm going to need to take tomorrow (and possibly longer) off from writing Lair-fic, so this one's a bit longer than normal to make it up to you. ;)

It also has a few ulterior motives, as it somewhat answers the "Allure" challenge at [livejournal.com profile] the_kittchen, and meets the suggestions of four fellow Lair denizens: [livejournal.com profile] tomywca, [livejournal.com profile] pheral, [livejournal.com profile] stormdracona, and [livejournal.com profile] blazingskies.

Remember! It's all in fun! ;D )
moonbeamsfanfic: (Moon's Secret Lair (designed by Red Wolf)
Another one! I like this one -- and I think Tomy, especially, will as well.

And if you're curious, this one was inspired by my own day so far. I'm not over-stating the weather situation in the least! It's too freakin' hot! ::wipes the sweat off her forehead::

The Bet )

I think the next major project at the Lair ought to be the installation of a swimming pool -- or at least the discovery of an underground aquafer. :D
moonbeamsfanfic: (Moon's Secret Lair (designed by Red Wolf)
Not quite as spine-tingling funny as the first one, but hell! In the mood we were in, anything and everything was hilarious! This one, at least, is a bit longer. ;P

Waiting for Tomy )
moonbeamsfanfic: (Moon's Secret Lair (designed by Red Wolf)
Hi folks! I'm sure by now most of you are familiar with the existence of my Secret Lair, right? The extensive mountain cavern I own -- exact location hidden from all but my friends -- in which all our favorite fandom characters gather and much fun is had by all? And fic writers are kidnapped by my highly-trained ninjas and chained up in the Lair, so that ever may they produce lots and lots of high-quality fic for our enjoyment? *eg* Sounds familiar, yes?

Well, I wrote a little something for [livejournal.com profile] dknightshade as a joke which she liked enough to spark an entire series. (I've sworn it before: that woman is a fully-registered Evil Influence(tm)! ;P) But, thanks to her, the new "Life at the Lair" series has been born!

The "Life at the Lair" series will be short, funny snippets detailing scenes and moments of, well, life at the Lair! Expect characters from mulitple fandoms to pop in at any time, and keep your eye open for some other familiar faces. ::snerk:: Friends are always welcome at Moon's Secret Lair! ;P

And now, to start us off... )
moonbeamsfanfic: (Default)
Morning, folks! Look what I found while cleaning out the hard-drive... It's kinda weird and, uh, hokie but I like it. ::shrugs::

Title: Bird's Eye View -- Cascade
Fandom: The Sentinel
Rating: R, m/m SLASH
Pairing: Jim/Blair, Panther/Wolf - SLASH
Summary: A little warbler finds a new perch and some interesting viewing in the concrete forest of Cas-cade.
Size: 22K

Notes: I first wrote this story in 2002. It was/is intended as the first of a Trilogy; one which spans several fandoms. “Bird’s Eye View -- Seacouver” comes next, followed by “Bird’s Eye View -- Cheyenne”. So, that’s Sentinel to Highlander to Stargate. Only thing is, I never got around to writing more than a few paragraphs in the HL or SG-1 versions. Hence, this story has never been posted anywhere... making it only sorta new. :)

Tales the little birdie never told... )

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