Elvis Perkins is excellent live in concert! It's interesting, I hadn't noticed how much the "in Dearland" part is like the Decemberists, but they have an upright and an organ and an enthusiastic drummer and horns and occasionally an accordion. Perkins himself is nothing like Colin Meloy but they do march through the crowd singing folk songs, so I will give him two thumbs up.choc_fic
is holding the inaugural 100 Days of Color festival
, where you sign up for a character or entertainer of color one day between November 15th and February 22nd and post something about them -- fic, vid, fanmix, recs, icons, picspam, whatevs. I snagged Hikaru Sulu on my birthday and (if they let me) Wendy Watson on January 20th, both of which make me extremely excited.
In that vein, Release the Stars
is incredibly sweet Academy McCoy/Uhura, by paperclipbitch
. Kirk is as always kind of a show-stealer, but I love how young Uhura seems to McCoy, and the scene in the planetarium.
Also there's this fest called yuletide
or something that's getting going? IDK, I think it's going to be super big, you guys!( also also, today I cemented my reputation as class overread dickwad )