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Memories? [Apr. 8th, 2007|12:35 am]
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[Current Location |Gnosall, England]
[Outgoing Signal |pensivepensive]
[Incoming Signal |Cinephile - What Becomes of Us?]

Hey all,

It's been a damn long time, hasn't it?

Since the Construct is no longer in existence... does anybody have any of the good!fic it once contained? Because it's getting incredibly difficult to find decent Matrix fic these days and I'd love to revisit some of those we've all loved.

If anyone can help, I've got hosting space if needed.

*nod of acknowledgement*
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Attn: UK residents [Apr. 29th, 2006|12:53 am]
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ITV1 are showing the trilogy over three days, starting Monday. All movies on at 9pm.
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two questions [Mar. 21st, 2006|06:58 am]
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I have two questions and I figured you guys would be the best people to ask, as most of you are former Hardliners.

1. I am looking for the last few chapters of a matrix fic titled "All Changed Utterly" by KM/Pentimento. It was originally posted on the WIP section on the Hardline...except the link to the last few chapters doesn't work. If anyone knows where the last chapters are posted or if you have them on your computer and can send them to me at river-styx303@hotmail.com I would be very very grateful. *hopeful smile* It cuts off just as the survivors are summoned by the Oracle and the suspense is killing me. ;)

2. I haven't been able to access the Construct for a while. Does anybody know if it is down for good?
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Greetings! [Dec. 30th, 2005|01:13 am]
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Hey there. I have absolutely no clue how I found my way here, but I roleplay Cypher at milliways_bar. This is, obviously, his account. ;} I'm the only person I know who is a.) a Cypher fan, and b.) someone who's actually RPing him in a serious context. I could be wrong.

But he liked the idea of beer bongs, so here I am! I really don't know what I'm doing here, other than saying "yo."

So, anyway, yeah. Howdy!
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Fanfic, anyone? [Dec. 7th, 2005|09:30 pm]
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[Outgoing Signal |artisticartistic]

Just wanted to see who else is still into writing/reading Matrix fic. . . too many great stories have been abandoned for months and it's depressing. I'd love to chat with anyone who's still obsessed with this great trilogy. I've got a fic I've been working on that I've been away from too long because of writer's block :P but I'm determined to keep writing.

Any other obsessees (obsessors?) still around? Anyone?

Bueller? ;)
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You can blame this on Nostalgia and the ideas it spawns [Oct. 19th, 2005|04:07 pm]
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[Outgoing Signal |hopefulnostalgic/hopeful]
[Incoming Signal |FFVII: Advent Children - One Winged Angel]

Call me crazy, and a tad bit too hopeful, but wouldn't it be a cool idea to get everyone from the old Hardline into a chatroom one day? Ya' know, just to talk about random stuff... Considering the fact that it would be extremely hard to pull off with things like different time-zones, work, college, events, etc. - Whether it be through AIM, Yahoo, MSN, IRC - I wouldn't care at that point.

Still, I think it would be like one of those kickass highschool reunions (with people you can actually remember).

Heh.*laughs at self* And this is coming from someone who joined the HL 3 or 4 months before it went haywire, and barely anybody knows her.

Anyways... who else thinks it would be a good idea to try and take on? Or, should I just shoot this idea of mine to hell?
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Oh the things we can find... [Aug. 3rd, 2005|02:06 am]
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[Outgoing Signal |nostalgicnostalgic]

Even if this community seems to be filling with a few cobwebs.. for anyone else who bother watching it still - I finally found this little sucker on ff.net:


Does the title: "A Single Perfect Tear" ring any bells for anyone?
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What if... [Jun. 21st, 2005|05:25 pm]
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[Outgoing Signal |sillysilly]

A friend of mine said,
"If only the characters in the Matrix movies had tags like actual online users... I would love to see realistic matrix handles like, /\/30, [ZN]MoRPHius, Teriniity, etc."

So we started coming up with weirdnessCollapse )

What do you guys think?
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::waves:: [Jun. 3rd, 2005|07:44 pm]
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Don't know if any of you will remember me, but I used to lurk around a bit. T'was fun.

Since most of you lot are into writing and the like, I thought I'd alert you to a new community which started pretty much yesterday I think and needs some help getting on it's feet.

So if any of you want to join, or go look around, here's the link:

School of Art



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Nothings gonna change my world.. [Jun. 1st, 2005|01:41 am]
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[Outgoing Signal |nostalgicnostalgic]
[Incoming Signal |Rufus Wainwright-Across the universe]

Hey guys,I was having a rather nostalgic moment the other day where the good old hardline days popped into my head.That was all 2 years ago maybe more when I first discovered the amazing Matrix ff and the construct and joined up the Hardline.I miss the people and discussion I dunno about you guys.I was just wondering what everyone's up to at the moment?
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I present to everyone now... FP3 [Apr. 17th, 2005|04:05 am]
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[Outgoing Signal |tiredtired]
[Incoming Signal |Private Idaho - The B52s]

Here it is in its full, beta'd glory.

Title: Fun Parts 3 - In Which Neo Gets His Back
Author: Masakochan/Videl86
Rating: NC-17
Disclaimer: I do not own Matrix, or anyone of its characters. They are owned by the Wachowski brothers and Warner Brothers.
A/N: Here it is, a year and four months after the original first two 'Fun Parts' fics, which were both equally great (in this author's opinion ;) ). I'd recommend reading those other two first... or at least if anyone wants to know what Neo had to deal with over the night.
Thanks: A huge amount of this goes to Midnight303 and Bagpipes5k who my betas for this fic. Thanks so much for both the crit and suggestions you two! ^_^

http://www.geocities.com/muttering_retreats/funparts.htm <-- Fun Parts by Centuar
http://www.constructfic.org/cgi-bin/yabb/YaBB.pl?board=wip;action=display;num=1075273625 <-- FP2 by Danascully

Read more...Collapse )
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Whoa. [Apr. 10th, 2005|12:44 am]
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[Outgoing Signal |pessimisticpessimistic]

This has probably been around for a while, but I'm rather slow and only just found it. What does everyone think of the whole Neo being (semi)alive storyline from The Matrix Online?
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Fic that needs help [Apr. 2nd, 2005|10:41 pm]
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[Outgoing Signal |curiouscurious]
[Incoming Signal |"Painless" - Mae]

I hope this doesn't come across as overly spammage to you all - 'specially since I'm a virtual unknown in these parts (I was a very light poster at the Hardline back around the pre/post-Revs fiasco... never wrote fic, just indulged in all of yours)... but anyway.

I have this... thing... called Life in Death going on at the moment, which I initially started just to explore Neo's character arc between M1 and Reloaded - but has since kind of grown in some weird ways. And while I believe a couple of you have already left some feedback at ff.net (which is very much appreciated), the general quality of criticism from people there is, well, not ideal - it's not telling me what I most want to know... what's working in this fic and what ain't!

So. This is my plea for help - if any of y'all have the time to give this thing a once-over and tell me what is rubbing you the wrong/right ways, I'd be forever indebted. I might even throw in an Oracle cookie.

Thanks, and much love. ;)
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*makes noise to get attention* FUN STUFF HERE! [Mar. 16th, 2005|10:05 pm]
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In reference to Tamsin's idea in that post, I hereby declare the 'name the Lord of the Rings songs for the musical' thread open!

And no using existing Tolkien/Howard Shore titles/songs! Unless it's creatively.

And yes for filks!
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It's almost done... [Feb. 25th, 2005|03:55 pm]
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[Outgoing Signal |tiredtired]
[Incoming Signal |Somebody Told Me - The Killers]

If anybody has been wondering about Fun Parts 3, it's somewhere between 90 and 95% done. About 20% percent 30% of it is in my notebook, so I still have to transfer that portion into what I have on the computer. I still have the rest of it to think about and put down on paper or something else. After that, I still have to send it off to my betas. Then, after that *yawns* deciding on the crit that I get, I'll edit it, and then figure out where the hell I can post it.
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Did ya miss me? [Feb. 20th, 2005|04:05 pm]
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[Outgoing Signal |mischievousmischievous]

You'll never look at Morpheus the same way again: Click me!
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(no subject) [Feb. 13th, 2005|08:23 pm]
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All right... I'm not sure where I would even post a question like this... so I decided to come to LJ. So yes, anything would be helpful! If there is a website... or anything! Anyway... I'm actually not sure if anyone knows this but-- Can anyone tell me who all is on the Logos? I know Ghost and Niobe but that is it.

Anyway, thanks!
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New fanfic [Feb. 8th, 2005|10:18 pm]
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[Outgoing Signal |cheerfulcheerful]
[Incoming Signal |Neodammerung]

*waves to the Tavern* :)

Wanted to post a new fic I've been working on; I've got two chapters so far and the third is in progress:

Souls in Winter

Rating: PG-13
Summary: The path of the One may have ended, but Neo's journey is far from over. (Alternate ending to/continuation of Revolutions)

I love reading and writing fanfic; this is my first attempt at Matrix stuff. Please let me know what you think; I'm always looking for ways to improve and expand on my writing skills :)
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(no subject) [Jan. 22nd, 2005|06:20 pm]
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Remember this post?

Seven months and one day later, our dear author shows up!

And she left me this very amusing email... sheesh, what's up with the grudge? Seven months? O_o

Liek, omg, it's because i'm soooo angry at that 'biting review' you left me!Collapse )

(Although probably half of you won't be reading this anyway, given how so many people have already left the Matrix fandom, so what the heck. I'll just post for spam.)

ETA: Apparantly commenting in the community and sending me an email wasn't enough. She trolls left 3 reviews in my fic's reviews! Um, attention whore much?

ETA 2: Now she decides to fully mock/concrit/take revenge! Dear, I wrote that a long time ago. Hardly anyone reads it because of the following reasons:

1. The fandom isn't popular anymore
2. The fic's probably on page 39 on FFN
3. Nobody cares
4. FFN isn't a daily hobby.

Bahleeted! Strange fangirl logic rules the day!
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Oh my! [Jan. 20th, 2005|09:30 am]
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[Outgoing Signal |amusedamused]

I was skimming for amusing Matrix icons for another community of mine when I stumbled over this. It's just so beautiful and giggle inducing I had to share...
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One down, one to go... [Jan. 8th, 2005|04:05 pm]
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[Outgoing Signal |accomplishedaccomplished]
[Incoming Signal |Winds over Neo-Tokyo - Geinoh Yamashirogumi]

I've finally done it. I recently finished a Matrix crossover with Bill and Ted. Here's the link if anyone wants to read it:


I just recently (around 3 o'clock this morning) noticed a huge error somewhere in the fic. Where it says - "I leaned back and something stuck a need.  Not one person was there but Smith." What's really supposed to be there is "I leaned back and something inserted a metal spike into the back of my head. When I got into the Matrix... there was no one there but a huge amount of Smiths." And I have also have noticed some typos that I never got a chance to fix, but I did send in another copy of the fic that I re-edited so maybe she can replace what she put originally. But yeah, here it is.. first Matrix fic. Enjoy.

As far as FP3 is going.. little progress has been made, but I'm slowly but surely getting it written.

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'Ello [Jan. 4th, 2005|07:00 pm]
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[Outgoing Signal |hopefulhopeful]
[Incoming Signal |Furious Angels (Move Edit)]

Most of you probably don't know me 'cause I mostly lurk, but I thought I'd give this a shot. I'm writing bit of Matrix fanfiction. It's a work in progress, but I was wondering if anyone here would be willing to give me a hand in the form of feedback. You don't need to worry about pointing out flaws; I welcome it as long as it's constructive.

A bit of a heads-up on what you're in for if you're interested: It's 27 pages long so far and spends a some time on events that happened in the movies. However, the majority of it is post-Revolutions. Nobody's been resurrected, though, and this is mostly about different characters than the canon ones.

Click here to download Rise.

(The filename's "Matrixthing5.doc" 'cause I started working on it before I gave it a title, and Word's given me file permission errors five times when I've had to save it).

So if anyone could take the time to give it a look, I'd really appreciate it.
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Just to let some of ya'll know.. [Dec. 20th, 2004|02:06 am]
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[Outgoing Signal |blahblah]
[Incoming Signal |Complete silence except for the fans in the computer]

If anybody is interested, I have recently taken up the task of writing Fun Parts 3. I even have a beta. The only problem right now is the progress that I'm making on it due to the extreme cases of writer's block that I get from time to time. So, it might be a while before I actually finish it.
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Starvation [Sep. 27th, 2004|01:39 pm]
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[Outgoing Signal |hungryhungry]
[Incoming Signal |Stargate SG-1]

xposted to InsidetheMatrixInside the Matrix, LJMatrixLJ Matrix, Matrix_AgentsMatrix Agents, Matrix_FansMatrix Fans, Matrix_TheoryMatrix Theory, NeologiansNeologians, Schism_MatrixSchism Matrix, SpoonIsntRealSpoon Isn't Real, The_MatrixThe Matrix, Zion_DockingbayZion Dockingbay, and possibly a few other places.

Being jacked into the Matrix, anything that happens within the system to your RSI (virtual self) effects your real body. Like that old axiom that dying in a dream will kill you in life.

You get hit = bloody lip
Shot = tore up inside
Break a limb = body spasms to break the bone
Die = die

You get the idea.

By the same token, good things effect your real body the same way...which begs the question: what happens to a person if they're having sex while jacked in? I don't suppose operators wander around with spare towels...

The point, or question, I'm dancing around here is this hypothetical; a ship crashes and its operator and pilot are killed but all the other equipment still fundamentally works. The only survivors of whatever happened are all jacked in. Eating within the Matrix, to some extent, staves off hunger in the actual body but without actual nourishment, the body will eventually start to atrophy and starve.

How long do you suppose they could survive like that?
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Input [Aug. 27th, 2004|02:20 pm]
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[Outgoing Signal |naughtynaughty]

What is your honest opinion of Agent_BarneyAgent Barney?
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(no subject) [Aug. 1st, 2004|01:03 pm]
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[Outgoing Signal |hopefulhelpful]

Just putting the link to the new boards up as it's fallen again. Any new people- much of the activity has transferred over there, though this community is still live.
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Fre your mind [Jul. 30th, 2004|03:51 pm]
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[Outgoing Signal |embarrassedembarrassed]

Think of this as a recruitment drive. matrix_theoryMatrix Theory is a combination Matrix questions community and OOC for any and all Matrix RPGs. Think the user info pretty much covers all that effectively enough.

Hope to see you there.

especially as by making this community I've apparently sacrificed the full picture load on my own journal that I chanced upon when I went back to free status...
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My new persona... [Jul. 30th, 2004|07:50 pm]
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Hello taverners! This is just to let you guys know that I'm Sith boy now, you may remember me as that lurker fanboy Troll. For my new details check out my new ljs info page.

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Larry Wachowski speaks [Jul. 19th, 2004|01:48 pm]
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[Outgoing Signal |excitedexcited]
[Incoming Signal |"Showbiz" - Muse]

Dunno if you Hardliners have heard of this, but I'm beside myself about it - I still can't believe it's happening.

Integral Naked is airing a dialogue between Ken Wilbur and Larry Wachowski, where Larry has agreed to begin discussing some of the central issues of the Matrix films, their creation, and their reception.

The first part of the conversation is available for MP3 download - you technically have to be a member, but thankfully, some good Matrix fans around the net have gakked the MP3 for us - here.

I've only listened to a bit of it so far, but you know, it's just so refreshing, I can't describe how good it feels to be invested in a creative enterprise with such an amazing depth of thought, effort, and heart behind it - and there's still so much to discover. Larry makes an interesting point when he says that he finds it so difficult to watch movies now, because he feels such a lack of ambition on the part of the people who are making them.

Oh, and he also says they want to get two movie critics who hated the films to do a commentary as well. lmao!

This is so effing exciting.

Here's the introduction to the dialogue on the site:

The Many Meanings of The Matrix - Larry WachowskiCollapse )
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request for homework help [Jul. 17th, 2004|04:08 pm]
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[Incoming Signal |U2 - The Fly]

Okay. The maths teachers at my school are cruel and conniving and love setting us time consuming and difficult to accomplish tasks. And then making it count for our final grades.
Part of the most recent assessment, along with having to invent a way of measuring time on an alien planet and interrogating bank managers, we have to collect measurements from 20 people.
I don't have the guts to accost 20 people with a tape measure, to tell the truth. So, please, may I have some help?
What's your height? (in metric or imperial, I'll figure it out)
How long is your left hand? (from the tip of your middle finger to the start of your wrist)


Many thanks.
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OH MY FUCK! [Jul. 12th, 2004|04:56 pm]
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[Incoming Signal |Lacuna Coil- The Ghost Woman and the Hunter]

I have to post to all my Matrix friends about something scary. I'm a big Alias fan, and well I write femme slash smut fics. The other day I was using my godfather's computer and stuff. Well he decides to go snooping around off of my username (AgentDesertRose) and read my two Alias smut fics! I can't believe it!! I mean he doesn't know I'm a lesbian and plus it's NC-17 material and I'm 15. I think he said he wouldn't say anything. But who knows. Ahhhh...

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Some Icons For Everyone [Jul. 12th, 2004|01:47 pm]
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[Outgoing Signal |dorkydorky]

Based on the discussions I've joined in on with Tamsin, Quintet, Spin, Empath, and well, everyone.

EDIT: Just edited so that you don't get a nasty sidescrollbar.
EDIT the second: All hail Merc for Cypher caps!

The Definitive OTPS!!!!!!1111oneCollapse )
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Hardline Tavern [Jul. 12th, 2004|10:56 am]
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[Outgoing Signal |cheerfulcheerful]
[Incoming Signal |Gil Scott-Heron *The Revolution Will Not Be Televised*]

As Kit is busy moving at the moment, I thought I'd put a new post here, because we can't bump the old one up.

Kit has created a set of experimental boards for us, which seem to be going well. The LJ verson of the Tavern is still up and running too- Kit explains the deal here. So using either/both is cool.

There's also a board Imry has set up just for WiP and fanfic discussion here.

There are in addition now two new LJ communities for old Hardliners.

Blake has started a "play nice" LJ community. It's called mind_fields. And there is now a members-only community the Goddesses began. The last requires that your application for membership be approved by them however- most of the posts, apparently, are screened.
[Edit; locked to friends-only, not screened- sorry.]
[Edit the second to remove link to private community.

Any queries, email Kit (pikacharma@aol.com) or comment.
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