24 April 2012 @ 02:29 pm
[shy waves] Newbie on deck  
Hi! I gather that this is where we fling ourselves on the mercy of the fandom gatekeepers, so hola!

I'd heard about QAF off and on or years but never really paid much attention - I'm more of a sci fi and police procedural fan than a soap opera/drama sort of person. But then I came across some clips of 'the Brian/Justin Story' on youtube in January while I was looking for something else, and I got sucked in. Boyyyyy howdy did I ever.

So I mainlined all five seasons in about three weeks, had bizarre and delicious dreams as a result, and now I'm riding the high of a new obsession. I read through chunks of fanfic (xie is one name that sticks out without going and hunting through my bookmarks, also triciaQAF, because I'm a hound), and have actually been inspired to try my own hand at ficcing for the first time in almost two decades. Good grief, what has this show done to me?

I don't know much about fandom etiquette and protocol - I haven't been involved in anything fannish at all since Usenet and mailman lists were the gold standard - so hopefully I haven't stepped on any toes. Do I need to do an about!me? Hetero-married bi-dyke in my 30s, working in academia. Is that enough?

My (new) fandom journal is actually over at LJ - same username - but I noticed that most of the QAF conversations seemed to be happening over here.

So. Hi!
30 March 2012 @ 01:20 pm
PRIDE IN THE PITTS: A QaF Fest at [info]woodys_place on LJ  

Pride in the Pitts banner

Are you ready to let your flame burn bright?
04 January 2012 @ 12:33 am
Hi, I just got here.  
Basically I just got a chance to watch QAF for the first time this winter break and predictably I finish all five seasons by watching them nonstop in a month. I search Brian and Justin on google to see if there's anyone still obsessed with this series and couple this far too late. Turn out I am not to be disappointed! I found this community through Xie's BrianJustinLove website. I am a sucker for post 513 fiction. I got goosebumps and not in a positive life affirming way if there're too much OOCs like Brian calling Justin "Baby" when he's not being sarcastic. No. The only Justin I associate with "Baby" is Bieber and if someone were to call anyone baby in QAF, unless it's Gus who is anyone, that someone would definitely be Emmett. Oh, how I adore Auntie Em. He remind me so much of a friend of mine who my four year old nephew said fervently to a sale rep at Versace who thought they were father and son, "He's not my dad! He's a girl!" my, talking about how to render the adults speechless. We tried so hard to stop laughing since it upseted him so much. Poor baby doesn't understand why his Auntie could be a boy like his dada. Or his uncle for that matter. Because "He's my Auntie! Auntie can't be a boy or he has to go play golf with us! No boy could grow up not playing golf. My dad said so!" Apparently, that's how you define boys and girls in my family. Boys play golf. Girls go shopping. And the kids get to do both because they're awesome like that.

Anyway, enough about me. Let's go back to the fandom. I would love to befriend with someone who is willing to hear me scream my heart out for the show. I would probably scar you emotionally with my hatred of some plot line. I would probably scare you off with my obsession with some particular scenes. I would probably talk to you like we've been friend forever because I'm just creepy like that.

It's nice to meet you! :] <3

And oh, please called me melo or mellow because I'm so soft like that. LOL
21 October 2011 @ 06:45 pm
Hi there...newbie to qaf fandom  
Hi everyone, I'm so excited to be a part of this fandom! I've never been part of anything like this before, but this just feels right.I'm a huge QAF fan, a bisexual woman, and totally obsessed with Brian...just like the rest of the world haha. My username was inspired by an experience I had when trying to write a psych paper. The paper was about the "brain" but everytime I tried to type "brain" it came out "brian"...true story! So I figured if any group of people could understand that feeling it would be this fandom. I'm a student studying english lit and theatre. I love the fanfic I have found in this fandom...can't wait to read more...maybe someday I will try writing some!
Mood: cheerful
29 June 2011 @ 01:09 am
newbe coming out...

my name is myotherselfs and I am a QAF addict
:) There I admitted it. I feel better now.

I'm glad to find I am not the only one. I may need some support to get through this (although I am not sure I really want to). I think QAF is brilliant. The best parts are the characters/script and gales acting. Oh yeah, and the sex. If you agree then your my friend - even if you dont get around to friending me. (Although it is nicer if you do)
Thanks to the administrators for setting this up. I appreciate it.
07 June 2011 @ 02:28 pm
Hey there!  
Hello, everyone!

I'm new to IJ, so I hope I'm doing this right!  Heh!

I stumbled upon QaF less than a year ago (mostly on a procrastination whim) and powered through all five seasons ravenously.  I've been showing it to all my friends and making superfans out of them too.  I'm a writing student, and when I get tired/frustrated with my own characters and stories I love to turn to fanfic to play for a little while with the creations of others.  I hope to write lots of QaF stuff (as soon as I realize how exactly to post it/where..ah!  haha!) and meet other fans!    

I'm super excited to be a part of this fandom!! 
21 May 2011 @ 09:44 am
bj_action Theme #16: Let's Get Soaking Wet  
Theme #16: Let's Get Soaking Wet

Sign-up by commenting to this post (if you can't sign up directly on IJ here) by May 22nd at midnight EST.
Fics due on June 1st, 2011 at 7pm EST.

For further rules please refer to our Profile Page.

Any questions, ask below! Feel free to interpret the theme in any and every way imaginable! This challenge is brought you by [info]not_yet_defined , [info]happier_bunny and me! [info]mander3_swish ...I get to co-host! woot!

As always, sign-ups are appreciated by the date posted, but will be accepted right up until the fic due date. Fic due dates and times are strict.

and in case you need some visual prompting, click here! )
19 May 2011 @ 12:33 pm
Pimping New Asylum, QAF One-liners  
This is a place to post one sentence fics, complete in themselves.

Write a mini-fic, no more than 40 words, in one sentence and share it over at QAF One-liners.

It's not the size that matters… it's the vision!

Join in and play with us!
Link to the asylum here

Thanks to [info]mander3_swish, [info]later2nite and [info]qafmaniac for helping me create the asylum. Best girls ever!
28 February 2011 @ 12:18 am
QAF 30 Day Meme, Bonus Day!  
Bonus Day - Anything QaF related - whatever tickles your fancy

So I really really love the music that was used on the show.  And I loved how sometimes they used songs that had 'sunshine' in them!  
I was bored one very cloudy and rainy day (or weeks) back in the fall, and I made a sunshine playlist! :)
The following has a few of the sunshiny songs from the show plus a bunch of other great sunshine, sun, sunrise type songs!  Enjoy! 
If I'm missing something awesome, please let me know! 

Sunshine Sounds Playlist

Read more... )
26 February 2011 @ 03:51 pm
QAF 30 Day Meme, Day 30  
Well today's the last 'official' day of the meme...there's a bonus day post for tomorrow...

Day 30 - Do you have any QaF related items? And if you could own one item from the sets, what would it be?

Naw, I don't have anything from the sets.  But if I did, I wish it could be:

-something big...one of Justin's paintings
-something small...a knick-knack from Debbie's house :)
25 February 2011 @ 06:45 pm
QAF 30 Day Meme, Day 29  
Day 29 - Your favorite QaF fanart (icon, wallpaper etc)

My fav icon is the one I'm using ...it's by [info]ohfreckle

And i've just discover [info]andybj 's amazingly hilarious comics!

[info]url_girl 's doodle comics are awesomeness as well! :o

25 February 2011 @ 06:42 pm
QAF 30 Day Meme Day 2 - Your favorite QaF season  

Day 2 - Your favorite QaF season

This one Is actually really easy to Answer, It has to be Season Three, yes we did have Brian and Justin Separated for eight very long episodes and every time they were on screen together I had to force myself not to scream at the TV for them to just kiss each other already! But there are so many great moments in this season. We have Brian punching Micheal for saying what he did. Now I know most people may have issuea with this but I loved it because it shows that Brain still cares He doesn't even think he just reacts to someone saying that about Justin and it's a horrible thing for someone to say. We have Brian and the Hustler It's so painful to watch but for him to miss Justin that much it just...it kind of makes you feel like you've had your breath stolen from you for a moment. We had Ted's drug addiction and I will forever love the last scene we had with Ted. "My Name's Ted Schmidt and I think I could use some help" It just makes you worry and yet you're so relieved that he's finally realising that he needs help enough to go and get it. We have that great scene between Ben and Michael when Micheal acts like he's going to inject himself and get HIV and for a second you really think he'll do it, we meet Hunter for the first time and boy do I love that kid. And well I think this season is when we really saw Brian and Justin as Equals, as Partners and How I love their reunion all of the scenes in episode eight are just wonderful and they say so much. But that's left to be typed for another time. :)

Location: The Loft
Mood: cheerful
25 February 2011 @ 01:37 pm
QAF Thoughts  

I've actually been considering writing Recaps/reviews of The Queer As Folk episodes to get my thoughts out there, but I don't know if I'm the kind of person to write and get pictures/screencaps and stuff because I'd probably forget all the stuff I'd ever watch to say so I'm thinking I might just do a Fan-commentary. Watch the episode while recording audio of myself talking about it, that way I couldn't forget anything. Then Again would anyone actually listen to it?

Location: Kinnetic
Mood: creative
24 February 2011 @ 11:59 pm
30 Day Queer As Folk Meme  

Day 1 - How did you come to Queer as Folk and the Fandom?

I had just finished watching a Male/Make storyline that was on a soap here in the UK and it got me like no other relationship and it had just ended so I went looking for another Male/Male storyline on YouTube and I found a video with lots of different Male/Male Relationships and Brian and Justin were on there and I saw this cute blonde dancing around with a cowboy hat on and I just knew I had to go and check that out so I did and the rest is history. I then started looking for Fanfiction and I found all these Insanejournal Asylums and I joined up and now I'm A part of this Fandom.

Mood: contemplative
24 February 2011 @ 03:53 pm
QAF 30 Day Meme, Day 28  
Day 28 - Your favorite QaF fanfic

So I’ve been pretty much been reading fanfic non-stop for the last 6 months. My RL bookclub reading has ground to a halt, but that’s okay since nobody else in my group reads the books either because we just borrow them for free from the library...
...anywho, like I said, lots of fic. It continues to amaze the level and depth of creative ideas all of these amazing authors have! Wow! While there’s tons and tons I love, here are but 2(ish) that are my favs:
Read more... )
23 February 2011 @ 04:04 pm
QAF 30 Day Meme, Day 27  
Day 27 - Your favorite QaF fanvid
 What! Just one?! How about 3...or 4

1) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yz7OcCiOgCg
Brian & Justin Qaf - Halo (Beyonce -Halo)

2) http://maybe742.insanejournal.com/36849.html?view=173809#t173809
So beautiful -vid by [info]maybe742

3) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jLFMR4wHMPM
Queer As Folk: Brian/Justin - Our Time (RECUT) (Jimmy Eat World -23)

4) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_6JbVk6bmfA
QAF - Brian/Justin: GRAVITY (Sara Bareilles - Gravity)

there are sooooo many more awesome ones.  most of the ones i've seen are at least posted on youtube, so if there are other gems hiding out there, let me know! :)  (I keep meaning to explore qaf_repixed)
22 February 2011 @ 12:20 pm
QAF 30 Day Meme, Day 25 & 26  
Day 25 - Your favorite QaF one-liner
Justin: "I'm not antisocial, I just can't stand people."

Day 26 - Your favorite advice or wisdom from the show
Debbie: “A word of advice, my sweet Emmett. Mourn the losses, because they're many; but celebrate the victories, because they're few.”

Honorable mention:.
Brian: “You stupid little twat. Never let anyone fuck you without a condom.”
20 February 2011 @ 03:58 pm
QAF 30 Day Meme, Day 22, 23, & 24  
I'm behind in my posting!  here's 3 days worth of meme! :)
please feel free to share your opinion's too...i'd especially like to hear everybody's fav songs!

Day 22 Your favorite song from the show
Lover’s Spit by Broken Social Scene...duh ;-)

Day 23 Your favorite place
Kinnetik...I would so love to work in an office space like that...open, industrialish, great studio atmosphere (at least I imagine it is)

Day 24 Your favorite QaF quote
Emmett: What kind of homosexual are you?
Brian: The kind that fucks men. 
17 February 2011 @ 08:07 pm
QAF 30 Day Meme, Day 21  
Day 21 Your favorite outfit worn on the show

Brian’s suit, white shirt, & red tie in 406...official Kinnetik launch party
16 February 2011 @ 10:10 pm
QAF 30 Day Meme, Day 20  
Day 20 - Your favorite Debbie t-shirt


But I love Justin’s that says “Breakfast included” in 215, when he & Mikey are conjuring E-man at Babylon.

and I found this link the other day that has a whole picspam of most of Deb's tshirts (S1-S4) and a bunch from the rest of the gang! The T-shirts in QaF by Marido