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[personal profile] springgreen
Eeeeeee! Yuletide nominations!

I am going to nominate Angel Sanctuary, Meljean Brook's Guardian series, and Jay Chou's music video of Qing Hua Ci, but I am coming up blank for other stuff! People! What should I nominate? What are you nominating? Trading and bargaining completely acceptable!

(OMG it is so good knowing that this year, I will not be desperately trying to write papers and finish final projects while also trying to write my Yuletide fic!)

Also the new fandom eligibility rules are kind of strange, especially for those of us who play more in the anime/manga sphere of things, which is definitely one of the less populated areas of AO3. So... will they whack down Fruits Basket or Vampire Knight, which have 40-70 stories in the archive? Inquiring minds would like to know!

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Date: 2010-10-14 01:28 am (UTC)
esmenet: Little!Anthy with swords (Default)
From: [personal profile] esmenet
I nominated the Kokinshuu! I'm not sure quite how one would go about writing for it, but it is a thing I feel should be on the list. *nods*

And I'm not quite sure about Fruits Basket or Vampire Knight, but Princess Tutu is probably going to get through, and it has sixty-ish fics on AO3. Maybe?

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Date: 2010-10-14 04:12 am (UTC)
lnhammer: animation of the kanji for four seasonal birds fading into each other in endless cycle (seasons)
From: [personal profile] lnhammer
Head hurt now. Because, see, I've been translating poems from the Kokinshu and just realized how to write a fic for it.

Hurt, I tell you.

---L.

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Date: 2010-10-14 04:44 am (UTC)
lnhammer: animation of the kanji for four seasonal birds fading into each other in endless cycle (Japanese poetry)
From: [personal profile] lnhammer
Right -- just went and also nominated KKS, along with a couple other PD works I'm interested in doing.

---L.

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Date: 2010-10-14 01:49 am (UTC)
lady_ganesh: A Clue card featuring Miss Scarlett. (bang bang)
From: [personal profile] lady_ganesh
Just don't nominate Inception!

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Date: 2010-10-14 01:59 am (UTC)
inkstone: Rurouni Kenshin's Yahiko & Misao smacking their heads (facepalm)
From: [personal profile] inkstone
Yeah, srsly! PLEASE.

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Date: 2010-10-14 02:08 am (UTC)
tenured_fangirl: (Default)
From: [personal profile] tenured_fangirl
I don't know how nominations work, but I'd love to see Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead nominated, with slash requested.

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Date: 2010-10-14 02:16 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] rachelmanija
I am really psyched that The Girl with Silver Eyes has been nominated! I will nominate it again if it gets de-nominated!

I am thinking of Marjorie Liu (Dirk & Steel), Cindy Pon (Silver Phoenix), and maybe, randomly, Dick Francis's Sid Halley books. Everything else I might request that I can think of offhand has already been nominated.

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Date: 2010-10-14 02:27 am (UTC)
yhlee: wax seal (Default)
From: [personal profile] yhlee
OMG The Girl with Silver Eyes! If only I had read that any more recently than 2nd grade. But I love it anyway.

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Date: 2010-10-14 06:41 am (UTC)
torachan: (Default)
From: [personal profile] torachan
Haha, yeah, my thoughts exactly. Maybe I should check it out from the library. I remember really liking it...

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Date: 2010-10-14 02:26 am (UTC)
yhlee: Korean tomb art from Silla Dynasty: the Heavenly Horse (Cheonmachong). (Korea cheonmachong)
From: [personal profile] yhlee
Yeah, it's only the innate goodness of my heart (PAUSE FOR LAUGHTER) that keeps me from nominating Battletech, which has 0 stories on AO3 because I really do not think the wargamer giant robot guy crowd tends to hang out there, but which has stories elsewhere, although sadly even the Pit of Voles is kind of failing me here.

I am nominating Jade Empire, which is a computer game based on China and inspired by wuxia; it seems to do better at the cultural representation front than Legend of the Five Rings but I am obviously not a great judge here.

I was tempted to nominate RPF - Imjin War, but am terrified that the system is going to give me a propaganda piece [1] on how glorious and awesome Hideyoshi is. Which, I am normally a little better at detaching from history, but this is my history. I am still thinking about it. But probably no one will offer it, and then I am afraid of there being a big hairy debate over what to call the war.

[1] Which is not to say the Korean side is propaganda-free! But it's my side.

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Date: 2010-10-14 04:47 am (UTC)
lnhammer: lo-fi photo of a tall, thin man - caption: "some guy" (Default)
From: [personal profile] lnhammer
Have you met Peony Pavilion? It's not RPF, but it is T'ang (among other) Dynasty poetry fics. I've been meeting to finish writing up a post recommending it.

---L.

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Date: 2010-10-17 11:48 pm (UTC)
lnhammer: lo-fi photo of a tall, thin man - caption: "some guy" (Default)
From: [personal profile] lnhammer
Very, very pretty. And quite poetic.

(I finally posted my inadequate summary over on my LJ.)

---L.

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Date: 2010-10-14 04:59 am (UTC)
pseudo_tsuga: ([A:TLA] life needs change)
From: [personal profile] pseudo_tsuga
AO3 is also a very small piece of fandom overall so it seems strange they're using it as the main criteria. It tends to attract people who write in more obscure series while completely bypassing some huge ones like Metal Gear Solid.

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Date: 2010-10-14 06:43 am (UTC)
torachan: (Default)
From: [personal profile] torachan
Yeah, I think it's going to give pretty skewed results for this year at the very least, though I can totally understand them wanting an easy automated way to disqualify things.

I just hope people will be honest in their nominations.

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Date: 2010-10-15 03:17 am (UTC)
fourthage: Girl in Scarf by Lisbeth Zwerger (Default)
From: [personal profile] fourthage
I nominated Jo Walton's Tooth and Claw, because I re-read it last week and desperately need more Victorian-novel-with-dragons-ness.