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You wouldn't think a children's movie that opens up on what is pretty clearly a drowned guy would turn out to be one of the cutest, sweetest, warmest, loveliest movies ever, but it is. And the fandom? Also one of the cutest, sweetest, warmest, loveliest fandoms ever. With a more than healthy dose of crack to its name.

So, where better to start than with a miniature picspam? Nothing spoilery, just a few shots to set up how damned pretty the film is.

Where better indeed. )

It isn't just the imagery either that makes the movie gorgeous. The music is stunning too, and I've included two of my favourite tracks below.





Please note that the "Jamie Believes" song there, the second of the two songs, makes me cry every single time I hear it because of its context in the movie. It's gorgeous.

As to the books? Well, cruelly, they're not finished yet. And the last one just ended on a cliffhanger. And we have to wait until AT LEAST SEPTEMBER to find out what happens next.

However, they're conveniently split into two sets - the "Guardians of Childhood" series, which are novels aimed at fairly young, but not toddler children (think the first Harry Potter book), and the "The Guardians of Childhood" series, which are picture-books that are so pretty I could cry, and don't follow a strict timeline. The picture-books are like Van Gogh's Starry Night had a one-night stand with Steampunk and created beautiful children, they are glorious and the best investment I've made in forever. The novels are fun and playful and have two additional characters who aren't in the film that are wonderful; Katherine, who is an adventurous and book-smart young girl who I adore for being a girl written like a girl and not penalised for it, and Nightlight, who is a mostly-mute fairy-like boy. Katherine and Nightlight have a bit of a Peter Pan and Wendy thing going on, and I love it.

I wish I had more time to go into why the fandom for the movie is also incredible, but I don't think I could do so without spoiling the source material and honestly, in this one case, I don't want to spoil people. I want people to run out and try it and love it.

The movie is beautiful, the books are beautiful, and I think we all need to believe sometimes. Not necessarily in a higher power. Not necessarily in fairies and yetis and elves. Not even necessarily in Santa Claus.

But in something. In better things. And it's not bad to have a movie that shows you there's nothing wrong with hoping for the best. <3
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I've been putting this off because it's felt like writing this post would be "final", but with Father's Day coming up and making me feel crappier by the second, I figure now's the time to make the announcement here, same as I have done on Twitter and Facebook.

Hi my LJ/DW buddies. I'm sorry I haven't been around or interacting on here lately (or at all, to be honest, not even to archive fic), and the reason is pretty simple.

On February 5th, my dad died.

It was very sudden. He suffered no pain, he hadn't even struggled to call for help or to stand. He just went to the bathroom and didn't come back. He was 66. It was at home. He hadn't been ill, his heart just stopped, and that was it. The funeral was pretty awesome, as far as funerals go, and it was the send-off he would have wanted. He died my dad, not a shadow of him, as clever and funny and ridiculous as the day I first realised he was clever and funny and ridiculous, and not a day goes by I don't miss him, and not a day goes by I'm not thankful for having known him.

I've not been up to much more than Tumblr and Twitter lately on account because I'm still working my way up to being able to have "proper" conversations with people again, but I'm getting there. My family have been beyond amazing, and my mum has been more than a soldier, she's been a battleship. She's been an entire naval fleet. My sister has been doing well, especially at work, and my little brother has been struggling a bit but coping as well as anyone could all things considered he's still at university.

I figured any of you who hadn't heard via Twitter or Facebook deserve to know, and I'm sorry again for the long absence.

I'll be following up this post shortly with a happier one about the fandom that has been keeping me sane throughout all this, as it deserves pimping.

*hugs to all*
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Title: Not All Those Who Wander Are Lost
Fandom: Rise of the Guardians
Pairing: Jack Frost/Pitch Black
Rating: NC17
Word Count: 7859
Warning: Some ableism (internal and external)
Summary: Written for the DW kink meme: Jack is a high school student with autism, Pitch is his carer, and love is every bit as hard and every bit as easy as the movies make out.

Not All Those Who Wander Are Lost )
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Title: Breaking Even
Fandom: Rise of the Guardians
Pairing: Pitch Black/Sanderson Mansnoozie
Rating: NC17
Word Count: 1868
Summary: Written for the DW kink meme: After years of Sandy doing good deeds for others, somebody unexpected decides to return the favour.

Breaking Even )
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Title: Different Ways to Breathe
Fandom: Rise of the Guardians
Pairing: Jack Frost/Pitch Black
Rating: R
Word Count: 2552
Summary: Written for the DW kink meme: Jack doesn't breathe when he sleeps; Pitch can't help but find that fascinating.

Different Ways to Breathe )
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Title: Neverland
Fandom: Rise of the Guardians
Pairing: Jack Frost/Jamie Bennett
Rating: NC17
Word Count: 3314
Summary: Written for the DW kink meme: Jack checks in on Jamie, all grown up and gone to college, and finds that the more things change, the more they stay the same.

Neverland )
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Title: Reaching His Threshold
Fandom: Rise of the Guardians
Pairing: Jack Frost/Pitch Black
Rating: NC17
Word Count: 1993
Summary: Written for the DW kink meme: Pitch demonstrates that being captured by the king of shadows has its perks. Contains consentacles >:D!

Reaching His Threshold )
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Title: Memories of the Future
Fandoms: Avengers/Blade Runner fusion
Pairing: Loki/Thor
Rating: NC17
Word Count: 10551
Warnings: Suicidal ideation, slavery of robots by humans
Summary: Loki was a three-year-old replicant, starting to wear thin at the edges, when Thor first made him want to live.
Author's Notes: Thanks to [personal profile] unavoidedcrisis for cheerleading, [profile] fahrenheit_f430 for betaing, and [personal profile] kalakirya for podficcing. I'd also like to do a quick call out to Final Fantasy VII, Malice@Doll, and Mass Effect 2 for helping to flesh out the universe of this fic when help was needed.
Podfic Notes: This fic is available in podfic format thanks to [personal profile] kalakirya here in mp3 and m4b formats.

Memories of the Future )
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Most of you know that email address is defunct anyway but just for safety's sake:

If you have received an email from my account louise_cmi_vc@hotmail.com in the last week then please delete it as some kind bastard hacked it.

I have access to the account again now but just want to make sure no-one catches anything.
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Title: Break
Fandom: Avengers RPF
Pairing: Chris Hemsworth/Tom Hiddleston
Rating: PG
Word Count: 1004
Summary: Tom has a lot of feelings about Loki; Chris helps him through them.
Author's Notes: This fic was inspired by "I just want to make it alright for him..." and was written with the artist's permission.

Break )
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Title: Compelling
Fandom: Avengers RPF
Pairing: Jeremy Renner/Tom Hiddleston
Rating: NC17
Word Count: 1499
Summary: Jeremy gets curious about Tom's whip; Tom offers to demonstrate.
Author's Notes: Written for this prompt on the Avenger's kink meme. Unbetaed. Also available in Chinese!

Compelling )
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Title: White Flag
Fandom: Avengers RPF
Pairing: Chris Hemsworth/Tom Hiddleston
Rating: NC17
Word Count: 1000
Summary: Pure PWP - Tom likes how Chris looks when tied up.
Author's Notes: Written for this prompt on the Avenger's kink meme. Unbetaed.

White Flag )
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I fell over and got a Tumblr again.

It's emeraldembers.tumblr.com again.

I would like to know all your Tumblr names so I can add you... again XD.

(or you can just add me and I'll add back if you're private about that sort of thing <3 <3 <3)
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Title: They Are. We Wish They Weren't
Fandom: Avengers
Pairing: Loki/Thor
Rating: R
Word Count: 1879
Summary: The Avengers deal with their greatest PR disaster of all; hot alien incest.
Author's Notes: Written for this prompt on the Avenger's kink meme. Unbetaed.

They Are. We Wish They Weren't )
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Title: The Answer
Fandom: Supernatural
Pairings: Claire!Castiel/Dean
Rating: NC17
Word Count: 2929
Warnings: Underage vessel (seventeen)
Summary: Swapping vessels didn't change Castiel after the world ended, but sharing room with the Leviathans had.
Author's Notes: AU; written for [profile] steerpikesister's request for post-apocalyptic Claire!Castiel/Dean smut and betaed by my gorgeous [profile] fahrenheit_f430!

The Answer )
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Title: Patience-Impatience
Fandom: Supernatural
Pairing: Castiel/Daphne
Rating: PG
Word Count: 3598
Spoilers: Up to and including 7x17
Summary: Daphne had found him lost and confused once before, she wasn't about to give up on him a second time.

Patience-Impatience )
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Title: Let Me In and Don't Let Go
Fandom: Good Omens/Supernatural
Pairing: Aziraphale/Castiel, Aziraphale/Crowley, Castiel/Crowley by proxy
Rating: NC17
Word Count: 1553
Summary: Castiel was not alone when he washed up far away from America.
Author's Notes: Written for Porn Battle XIII.

Let Me In and Don't Let Go )
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Title: Contractual Obligation
Fandom: Good Omens/Supernatural
Pairing: Aziraphale/Supernatural!Crowley
Rating: PG13
Word Count: 1077
Summary: Crowley showed an angel how to dance, and Aziraphale showed a demon how to deal.
Author's Notes: Written for Porn Battle XIII.

Contractual Obligation )
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Title: Love Letters and Worse
Fandom: Supernatural
Pairing: Balthazar/Castiel
Rating: NC17
Word Count: 1534
Summary: Balthazar loved to tease Castiel in public; it was easier to do so in Enochian.
Author's Notes: Originally written for blindfold_spn for the request Castiel/Balthazar, semi-public sex, wing!kink, dirty talk.

Love Letters and Worse )

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