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Title: All Wounds
Fandom: X-Men movieverse
Author: Ghani Skywalker
Rating: PG-13
Disclaimer: Not mine.
Characters/Pairings: Victor, Victor/OFC with appearances by Logan, Stryker, Professor X and Jean
Summary: Victor wanders without purpose after the events of Three Mile Island and meets the one person who has the ability to change his life. Bridges and explains the gaps between X-Men Origins: Wolverine and the three X-Men movies.

James remembered nothing. It was in the way he looked at Victor, his stare empty of recognition, of affection or anger.

Peace, Ghani
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Title: Diamonds Are A Boy's Best Friend, Too
Fandom: X-Men Origins: Wolverine
Author: Ghani Skywalker
Rating: NC-17 (strong sexual content)
Disclaimer: I make no profit from this, alas!
Characters/Pairings: Scott/Emma
Prompt: Written for Porn Battle VIII - mutants, interesting

All Scott had was his sense of touch.

Peace, Ghani
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Title: I Don't Need Your Civil War
Fandom: X-Men Origins: Wolverine
Author: Ghani Skywalker
Rating: NC-17 (strong sexual content)
Disclaimer: I make no profit from this, alas!
Characters/Pairings: Victor/OFC
Prompt: Written for Porn Battle VIII - brutal, casualty of war, tender, kiss, muffle
A/N: Jade, I did it!

Motes of dust swirled in the beams of lantern light leaking through the narrow slits between floorboards, agitated, dancing with each thudding boot fall above.

Peace, Ghani

Fanfic meme

Jun. 9th, 2009 12:22 pm
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Snatched from [livejournal.com profile] leiamoody: Post an excerpt from every WIP you can find lying around.

Ugh, I've had this lying around for, well, about a month, since X-Men Origins: Wolverine came out. I just haven't had the time or the focused mind to finish it even though I'd say it's at least at the halfway point. Set up: Er, well basically, it's Victor going after Mystique during his days hunting Mutants down for Stryker, and having some vicious shapeshifter, animalistic sex (hey, Graydon Creed would have come into some of my modern X-Men fic eventually anyway!). So, here is an excerpt from Demolition Lovers, enjoy!

She was a blonde when Victor once more caught her trail, her fatigues gone; she was an incongruous European tourist in a pant suit shouting at passers-by in German, looking worried, hysterical. She played her part well. When there were few enough people around her, all running in the direction of the disturbance, she ducked into an alley, following it as if she’d memorized its route, to a building at the edge of the city, and Victor followed her along the rooftops, bounding agilely from one to another on all fours.

Taking a running leap, he crashed through an upper storey window, shaking the broken glass and plaster from his black duster, pulling a rather large, jagged shard stained with his blood from his shoulder; the pain was momentary at the most as the wound healed with a soft fleshy sealing sound.

Raven let loose the smallest of gasps, pausing for only the briefest of instants at the tumult on the top floor of her hideout. Instantaneously, her form shifted defensively into something with a bit more muscle; her tight-fitting fatigues had returned, her red hair short enough that it wouldn’t get it her way, neither would it provide her opponent a means of grabbing hold of her. “Who’s there?” she called out in Portuguese, moving toward the stair as she reached into her jacket and unholstered her gun, holding it in both hands in an offensive stance.

The wind was pushed from her lungs as her attacker came soaring down the stairwell, landing directly atop her and knocking her to the ground, the gun flying from her hand and skidding across the rough hewn flooring. She struggled to regain her breath with all his considerable weight perched atop her, to clear her vision of the little dancing fireflies of pain that had burst into her sight as the crown of her head had connected with the hard floor.

Acting on pure survival instinct alone, she’d lifted a leg as she had fallen, bracing her foot against him as he landed on her; her thigh was pressing painfully into her abdomen, and he’d nearly broken the leg beneath his substantial mass and the momentum with which he’d gathered while plummeting through the stairwell. But now the sole of her combat-issue boot was bearing into the tender place between his stomach and groin, solid, firmly muscled, but still vulnerable. Gritting her teeth, she shifted all of her strength, all of her power, behind that leg and shoved with all her might.


If I posted from every WIP I had lying around, this would be one long-ass post, so here's the one truly active one!

Peace, Ghani
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Snatched from [livejournal.com profile] charleygirl:

Rules:
01. Anyone who looks at this entry has to post this meme and their current wallpaper at their LiveJournal.
02. Explain in five sentences why you're using that wallpaper!
03. Don't change your wallpaper before doing this! The point is to see what you had on!



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1- I don't usually go for fanart, but this piece I found particularly charming, especially in the likenesses and Logan's Doug Henning-esque 'do. (Art by [livejournal.com profile] yorda_, by the way)
2- I love the portrait-like style the artist chose, that she didn't just say, 'Oh, here they are in the Civil War,' but incorperated that into the picture itself.
3- The artist admitted that she had no idea if she'd gotten the uniforms right but, seriously, a good chunk of my flist already knows what a man in u-nee-form does to me!
4- Victor's smirk is the thud!
5- Come on, it's hot! Do I need more than that?

Peace, Ghani
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Second part of NGTV's Wolverine interviews )

Plus, awesome news: both the Deadpool spin-off and a Wolverine sequel, to cover the Japan storyline, have been confirmed over at MTV News! *Does special booty dance!* Now that kicks HUGE-Ackman ass!

Peace, Ghani
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Ahahahaha, No Good TV does Wolverine, whoo! (if you watched the Haunting in Connecticut interview I posted a little while back, you'll know what to expect, though this is somewhat milder. somewhat, heheh!)

Embedded behind the cut because of the large )

It's funny they should bring it up because I've only just recently quantifying how much ass something kicks by saying 'stadium seating ass, that's how much!'

Peace, Ghani
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So, yesterday, my sister and I went to the movies; we still had some monies left over on our gift certificate and, seriously, she has been bugging me about when Wolverine was going to be released since the trailer leaked from ComicCon last year. She is a Liev Schreiber whore, and also a lesbian; you... figure it out, I've given up! Anyway, we decided to do a night show, which we almost never do, because of convenience and also because we wanted a nice, electrified audience, which you usually don't get at a noon matinee show. Which also meant lots of people which meant a bit of anxiety for me, but once we got our tickets and grabbed our favorite seats (we got there a half an hour in advance; really it's the only way I can go to a movie without a full blown panic attack! ;-P) it was awesome.

Yes, I truly, truly liked Wolverine, much more so than any critic I've read (and sometimes I wonder, from the things they've been saying, if we were even watching the same movie) and most likely more than most of my flist. I like Hugh a lot, he's charming and handsome and though not his biggest fan, I am a die-hard X-Men fan so it was a no brainer. Especially because I am indeed an insane Gambit maniac and a fan of so many of the actors individually. Hugh was fantastic, Lynn Collins was a huge surprise, Dom Monaghan for his very small bit was amazingly touching and beautiful, Will.i.am was funky, Ryan Reynolds is, well, freakin' Ryan Reynolds. And Liev. I have to say, my sister finally converted me. I don't think I'd call it the best performance in the movie because Hugh so owns the role of Wolverine, but the strength he was able to bring, and the depth of character--that's how you do it! That's how you use that kind of material to build a real, complex character. Danny Huston was fantastic, but maybe I expected too much from him and it wasn't a complete home run, though he was still pretty spectacular!

And Taylor. You are Gambit now. which means he exists in the real world and I now want to have his really human babies instead of just little pencil and inked ones! xP

The story was mostly a mix of Origins, which I've yet to read, and some very familiar stuff from Weapon X, which isn't an insult: to be true to its sources is the greatest compliment I can give it. I especially loved how it was actually a direct prequel to particularly X-2: X-Men United, which I haven't heard that many people address.

Spoilers under the cut )

So, as you could probably tell by now, I liked it. Others have questioned my taste in such matters, feel free to do the same but I'm not apologetic for it. I loved Ghost Rider and the Daredevil director's cut. And Punisher: War Zone. The comic book genre, and especially Marvel adaptations, are my life's love so when one hits all the marks like this did, I will gush. And it's a testament that Wolvie's not exactly my favorite of characters and I still thought the movie held up as a film.

So, I got the Deadpool ending! Anyone get Wolvie in Japan?! Cut for spoilers and a very silly anecdote about my sister predicting the Deadpool ending )

Peace, Ghani
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So, this is some crappy-ass quality but it's the first I've seen posted of the Comic-Con trailer for X-Men Origins: Wolverine! Squee! Taylor Kitsch/Gambit first look FTW! Listen to how the audience goes nuts when he throws the cards! And Liev, oh how I love thee Liev!



Peace, Ghani
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And this news:

Scott Summers Appearing in Wolverine?
Source: Retroman, A1ant
May 6, 2008


Scooper 'Retroman' posted on the Superhero Hype! message boards a discovery that an agency has Australian actor Tim Pocock listed as playing Scott Summers (Cyclops) in X-Men Origins: Wolverine.

'A1ant' then followed-up with the agency who confirmed the casting. "Yes, that information is correct. He was cast as the younger Scott Summers," they said.

Directed by Gavin Hood, the May 1, 2009 Fox release stars Hugh Jackman, Liev Schreiber, Ryan Reynolds, Taylor Kitsch, Will.i.am, Danny Huston, Dominic Monaghan, Daniel Henney and Lynn Collins.


Well, that's...unexpected. And kind of unpleasant to anyone who thinks of Cyk as James Marsden period. I know posters over on SHH are having kittens about the news because he'd be too young, he shouldn't be in Logan's story (though it's very obviously not exclusively his story. Jeez, you'd think some of these people'd actually have read Mutant X...) We went through the same thing with gambit. Obviously, there's some part of it that takes place in the present with X-Men like Remy and Scott in it. Shrug. I'm kinda excited about it.

Peace, Ghani
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New Halloween fic is up at my Hornblower Erotic Het Fanfic jounral [livejournal.com profile] evenstar_tales:

Dead of Night So far, I have three of the five chapters up, working on getting the completed thing up and running.

Past seasonal offerings, both among this author's favorite pics, include The Wayward Soul and The Nightjar

Over on my general all-fandoms fanfic comm, [livejournal.com profile] mrs_peel_fanfic, my one seasonal offering is the Star Wars-based Mysterious Planet while I'd just like anyone interested to know that I have relatively new chapters of both X-3: X-Men's Last Stand and Chapter 8 of Ghost Rider: Season of the Witch (most of you interested have probably already seen that one). I also bit the bullet and put up my very first fanfic ever, Pitch Black: A Dark Horizon. It's not very good. But I love myself just enough to be proud of it, heh!

Peace, Ghani
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Snached from [livejournal.com profile] dream_mender:

Which character played by Terrence Mann are you? )

Okay, I might have fudged a little so I could get one of my two favorite Terry Mann performances/characters (the other's Javert, so not so different!), but they were still mostly honest answers.

And then there's this: X-Men porn. Snatched that link from [livejournal.com profile] immortalis. God, some of those captions made me laugh until it hurt. Erm...

Peace, Ghani
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You Are Rogue

You're reluctantly special. In fact, you long to be normal.
You consider your powers to be a curse, and something you can't control.

Powers: absorbing other people's memories and abilities, weakening and killing people with your touch


Peace, Ghani
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Ha! Again, strangley accurate in that I've gotten 100% on two characters who I'm very much alike both and who couldn't be more different!

Which X-Man am I? )

Peace, Ghani
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First off: Sah-weet news concerning Spider-Man 3 says that the glorious, beautiful, talented, miraculous Bryce Dallas Howard has been cast to play the much-better-love-interest-for-Peter-than-that-skank-Mary Jane Gwen Stacy! Whooo hoooo! Love to see where they take this one! Also interesting to note that Gwen's a blonde in the comic, Bryce is naturally ginger, the opposite is true of Kirsten Dunst (and her hair looked Gawd awrful in the last one iffin you ask me!). BITE ME, Dunst! Ha!

Also a whooo hooo: First pic of Psylocke from X-Men 3 has been revealed and, yes, she has purple hair! Still don't love her being lumped with the Brotherhood, as if they were just grasping characters from the comics to make fans go 'Kewl' when it's actually detrimental to them. I would have loved Psylocke to get in there between Jean and Scott, shake things up so Jean takes her goo-goo eyes off of Logan for two seconds of film time.

Betsy Braddock behind the cut )

But the real meat of my post now: Went to see Underworld: Evolution yesterday; both me and Ann are HUGE fans of the first. Ann was expecting more and was disappionted; I was expecting crap and was delighted! (I know, shame on me, huh? Some fan but I was just so worried they would ruin it!) The blood practically gushes from the screen but not in that sick, Hostel this-could-happen-to-you way; definitely comic-booky though it's still absolutely grotesque. Even this hardened horror fan closed her eyes when Alexander (Derek Jacobi) cut open Viktor's (Bill Nighy) chest.

Yes, the sex is "Playboy" sex: Perfectly posed, totally uninvolved, neat clean and unrevealing. It's still the only sex I've seen in a movie that wasn't hailed as a dramatic masterpiece by critics in a loooong while! Plus, hey, Scott Speedman's ass!

And that brings me to my clash with Ann: I generally find Michael to be an inoffensive addition to the cast of characters, and am even a little happy there's a romance though in no way do I want Selene going "soft." She hates him. Hates him with every fibre of her being, apparently, cos I had to listen to her tell me in the car on the way home how much she hates him in every detail. And this from the same person who got pissy with me because I was thrileld with Narnia and she adored! Honestly, she was harshing my buzz, and in no uncertain terms.

He didn't turn out to be the great savoir of the Lycan/Vampire race war, in fact, he didn't turn out to be anything very special at all and no one seemed to notice he was even there, so I was happy. He didn't come in at the end and save the day, though he helped. In other words, he took what normally is the female role in action/thriller/horror movies. He is, simply put, just the love interest. And that's good by me!

But what is this? My experience was almost totally ruined by the theater's crappy reels of loud, obnoxious commercials! Gone are the days of the cards for local businesses, trivia questions, unscramble the name and so forth. Gone even are the days of the Regal Twenty, the thingie that started 20 minutes before the show and was basically an ad for whatever TNT/TBS was pushing at the time as well as a featurette about an upcoming movie.

No, now all they do it bombard you with blasting images for the army, Coke, and M&Ms, claiming that they are, in fact, showing you behind the scenes footage (a commercial for TBS starring John Cleese was actually touted at the end of the reel as being a behind the scenes look, I kid you not!). My head was POUNDING before the previews even started and by then, I was in such a bad mood, I was truly ready to kill the projectionist. I couldn't watch the previews because of my headache (yes, I'm not exaggerating, I had a blinding headache!) and wanted to tell the makers of each individual film that popped before my eyes where to stick the Coke bottle I'd just seen four ads for! Luckily, once the movie kicked in, I was able to relax a little but I'm not being a drama queen when I say that it came this close to ruining my movie experience. In some ways it did; I didn't enjoy it as much as I should have.

I hate theaters.

Peace, Ghani

Boo!

Jan. 1st, 2006 01:19 pm
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From Super Hero Hype:

The evil mutant assassin Psylocke has joined the lineup of X-Men 3, which 20th Century Fox will release on May 26, 2006.

The Hollywood Reporter says the character will be played by Filipina actress Mei Melancon, who previously worked with "X3" director Brett Ratner in Rush Hour 2.

Psylocke, who has had several incarnations in the Marvel comic book series, is best known for her fighting and telepathic skills as well as an ability to transport herself and others through shadows.

In the film, she will fight against the X-Men as a member of Magneto's (Ian McKellen) Brotherhood of Mutants.


Part of the Brotherhood?! Oh, come on! I've been wanting Betsy in the movies for some time, if only to give Scott a little bit of a jolt so it's not always 'I love Logan but Scott's stable so I guess I'll go with him.' Give Cyce a little bit o' hot ass to shake Jean up a bit! She is NOT some secondary character they can just throw into the mix as they like, like, say, and I'm being harsh, Callisto. She's been coveted by Scott, romanced by Warren (in the movie now part of the "baby X-Men"). You deserve better, Ms. Braddock!

Good news: she's actually going to be played by an Asian actress. The bad news is that, if she were a major X-Men character in the movie, she'd probably be caucasian.

Pfui!

Peace, Ghani
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Found this on The Internet Movie Database yesterday:

Ratner Spices Up 'X-Men'

Brett Ratner is spicing up the new X-Men 3 movie with the addition of his very own fantasy - a sex siren mutant who seduces her opponents rather than battles them. Ratner takes over from departing director Bryan Singer, who made the first two movies, and the Rush Hour film maker is determined to leave his mark on the comic book series. The new mutant has not yet been cast but unknowns Kate Nauta and Aya Sumika will reportedly audition. A source tells Pagesix.com the mutant will be, "An unbelievably hot and sexy hooker. Her super power is that she secretes a pheromone that helps her to seduce men. She can seduce anyone." The source adds of the auditions, "They are open to all ethnicities who are in their early-to-mid 20s."


I just... don't even know what to say. Any hope I ever had about a Singer-less sequel being watchable was just flushed down the toilet along with my bitter, bitter tears.

First off, I couldn't care less what his fantasy is, as a matter of fact it makes me feel kinda dirty. This is a movie from an established franchise with hundreds of characters to pick from and he wants to make one up, not to mention his own personal little wet dream of an underaged-looking prostitue! This isn't fucking Sin City, okay? Want to jerk off to a comic book, Mr. Ratner? They're plenty of others that would suit your needs. Get you cum the fuck off the pages of my nice, PG-13 book!

Secondly, the aforementioned hundreds of characters fans are waiting to see onscreen. Yeah, probably not gonna happen. And any hopes I had for Gambit appearing? *fllllushhhhh!* As for sexing it up (one wonders what he thought Halle Berry, Famke Janssen or certainly Rebecca Romijn were doing in the other two) I've noticed that neither Anna Paquin, who would be returning as Rogue, and Maggie Grace, who would be appearing for the first time as Kitty, are to be found on the confirmed cast list.

Thirdly, ew!

Hopefully Avi arad will have something to say about all this though I can't help but blame Jackman (gotta love him, he's so cute and sweet!) for bringing Ratner aboard in the first place. I was already dubious about him producing the movie and if he thinks this is what X-Fans want to see, my fears were just confirmed.

Peace, Ghani

EDIT: Apparently the character is canon mutant Stacy X, who I must admit, even being the X-fanatic that I am, had no clue whatsoever who she was and neither did a great many fans on the superherohype.com fanboards! All agree though: NO!

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