Gundam Wing Month Prelude

Oct. 19th, 2017 01:11 pm
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This is a little something I wrote a long time ago after reading 'If You Give A Moose A Muffin'. So, I decided to use it as a fun run up to Gundam Wing Month.

Prelude )

Fests and Cons

Oct. 18th, 2017 07:40 pm
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I’ve decided to sit out Yuletide this year unless a compelling pinch hit comes up. The excitement just wasn’t there.

The same is not true for Shortcuts. I signed up for that, and now have a wonderful assignment in hand!

Meanwhile, I’m counting down to the Highlander Worldwide convention this weekend. To make things even better, a surprise, retroactive raise at my second job meant I could afford to take Stan Kirsch’s Masterclass.

What are you up to?

Holly Poly 2017 Letter

Oct. 16th, 2017 08:25 pm
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DO NOT WANT:  Pregnancy, Death (unless stated), Sadfics (unless stated), super heavy kink (you know the kind).

DO WANT:  Anything else ranging from fluff to gen to intense to explicit (esp. when stated, but always up for all).

Foyle's War
Look, I'm a huge sucker for happy queer endings and we got none, so I'm super demanding happy fics here.  No big AUs for this fandom, please (obvs, canon-divergent is fine since ;___; ).

  • Christopher/Rex/Andrew:  Rex is a little too fond of the Foyles, and they're much too fond of him.  Give me happy times and double romance.  There was a fic that totally made me ship Christopher/Rex, but Andrew/Rex is my ultimate OTP, so the combo is perfect.

Grayson
  • Helena/Dick/Tiger:  Spy sandwich, aww yeah!  Give me happy spy times, a mission where they all work together, downtime in a safe house, anything.  Definitely good with sexytimes.

Hamlet
  • Hamlet/Laertes/Ophelia:  I was literally just thinking about a fic like this yesterday, with a Hamlet that goes for both brother and sister, so give me everything.  OK with incest/incest references.
  • Hamlet/Horatio/Ophelia:  Hamlet with his two best loves, the girl he'll marry and his best friend.  Give me something domestic, maybe how Hamlet sets up his house with the two of them, how they feel about him and each other.

DCU (comics)
These are gonna range from fun to dark so bear with me.

  • Apollo/Dick/Midnighter:  I'm so here for established couples adding a new partner to things, whether permanent or temporary.  Since they are Superman/Batman expys, maybe something about who they represent to Dick (awkward daddy kinks are my favorite kinks).
  • Tommy Elliot/Dick/Bruce:  Thomas looks identical to Bruce, but acts completely different.  I'm good with dark!fic here, the two of them fighting over Dick, Tommy being a right prick while Dick's trapped with him while Bruce watches.  Or for something darker, Bruce sharing his favorite toy with Tommy.
  • Original Titans pile:  Anything is good here.  Orgies with banter, just hanging out at the Titans Tower.  Either adults or late teens, all of them trying to figure out who they are and who they like, etc.
  • Thomas Wayne Jr./Dick/Bruce:  I'm so down for them fighting over Dick, what with Thomas saying he'd find Dick anywhere and whatnot.  Again, also good for Thomas fucking Dick while Bruce watches.
  • Slade/Dick/Bruce:  I've written this pair with the Slade bones Dick while Bruce watches, but it literally never gets old, so if that's what you want, then please go for it.  Also, remember when Dick went undercover as Renegade?  Oh yeah....  Battle for who can make Dick come first, dominance battle, Dick's highkey thing for brooding older men.

DCU
  • Clark/Lois/Bruce:  Established couple bringing in a third, either as Batman or with them all in their everyday personas.  Remember when Lois dressed up as Robin and Clark as Batman?  Yeeeeee.


Sherlock Holmes
  • Mycroft/Watson/Sherlock:  Competitive brothers competing over Watson is my jam and my jelly.
  • Sherlock/Mary/John:  Established couple (John/Mary) bringing in John's boyfriend.  Bonus for trans man Sherlock (I will love you 5ever).

Yu-Gi-Oh!
  • Gozaburo/Seto/Mokuba:  Give me some dark shit.  What if Gozaburo hadn't thrown himself out a window?  Death-T with that looming shadow over Kaiba's head.  The Kaiba brothers learning how to manage their father.  Incest very OK here, because I'm looking for Dark!fic just this side of death.
  • Kaiba/Mokuba/Yugi:  When the Kaiba brothers want something, they get it.  Incest OK.
  • Jonouchi/Kaiba/Yugi:  Everybody's crushing on everyone else, so why not get busy?
  • Jonouchi/Kaiba/Yami:  The top duelists competing in more ways than one.
  • Kaiba/Yugi/Yami:  Kaiba's a sucker for two Yugis.

Galavant
  • Galavant/Isabella/Sidney:  More travel adventures, long nights sharing one room at an inn, maybe in their established happily ever after.  Bonus for breaking out into song.

receiving

Oct. 16th, 2017 05:14 pm
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A quick round-up of exchange stories I received over the summer.  I do recommend all of these stories and hope you'll click through to give these deserving authors the hit and a kudos.  :-)

Not Prime Time

Like a Rock by [archiveofourown.org profile] klutzy_girl - An alternate universe story about Grant Ward fitting into the team on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.  It's set in the early seasons, prior to the reveal that Ward was HYDRA, and deals with him questioning his own loyalties.  I enjoyed this, because it's a sweet version of events that would have changed some major things in the series.

[community profile] fic_corner 
Sweetening the Loaves by [archiveofourown.org profile] Missy - I hoped very much for a book-verse Little House on the Prairie story, and this more than delivered.  A sweet, introspective look at Caroline Ingalls, just as the family has begun to settle in De Smet.  I really loved the author's take on Caroline and Charles' marriage, and her voices are all spot on.  Highly recommend, especially as there is so little in this fandom.

[community profile] rarepairfest 
Time and Again by [archiveofourown.org profile] DesertScribe - A crossover between The Chronicles of Narnia and The Lord of the Rings.  Young Boromir ends up in Narnia and meets the Pevensies, and over time he and Susan fall in love - but they are never together for very long, and there's a lot of angst and adventure in their path.  It's a really lovely story and I just love the idea of Susan and Boromir together, especially the way this author makes it happen.

[community profile] genex 
Room to Grow by [archiveofourown.org profile] StarSpray - Harry Potter is a fandom where the gen possibilities are endless; this one knocks it out of the park.  Neville, Ginny, and Luna, learning to deal with what happened to them at Hogwarts while Harry was off hunting horcruxes.  It's set post-series, but pre-epilogue.  I can't convey in words how much I love the way this author wrote Neville, in particular.  He's perfect.  This story is definitely worth a read.

[community profile] crossovering 
And Bide the Danger by Anonymous - A Narnia/Harry Potter crossover, answering the idea of Susan Pevensie existing in the wizarding world, and having an encounter with Amelia Bones.  The author set this during Amelia's Magical Law Enforcement training, and there is a wonderfully on-target guest appearance, and some incredible world-building to root the reader in the Harry Potter 'verse.  I loved all my stories this summer, but this one made me feel spoiled.  It's very sophisticated writing and I applaud the author for working to fully bring to life both universes so seamlessly.  

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TITLE: We Could Go to Mexico
FANDOM: Gone with the Wind
RATING: PG-13
PAIRING: None
CHARACTERS: Scarlett O'Hara, Melanie Wilkes

FOR: [archiveofourown.org profile] Missy, for [community profile] genex

SUMMARY: Scarlett is carrying the load at Tara, but she isn’t alone.

NOTES: Regarding canon divergence: Will Benteen has yet to arrive at Tara, but Scarlett has had a visit from Jonas Wilkerson regarding taxes. It's spring 1865, just before the war ends.

Story also archived at AO3.


The cotton yield was going to be miserably small, and Scarlett was afraid. )

LA bound!

Oct. 16th, 2017 10:51 am
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Guys, I’m going to LA on Friday!

I can’t believe I was able to swing this. But I did. And now I’m going. I’m so excited.

Are you going? Let’s meet.
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In selecting this picture I became completely distracted by trying to figure out what Daphne Ashbrook (the actress who played Grace in the Dr Who TV Movie) is standing in front of. I mean, the TARDIS obv., but what is that thing on top of it? It can't be an actual TARDIS prop (because of the thing, unless there's some Big Finish publicity which involved a thing on top of a Tardis) which makes me think it must be a genuine Police Box. But I'm fairly sure this photo was taken some time in 2004 and I'm also fairly sure there weren't any police boxes still around in 2004 (outside Glasgow, where they don't look like that anyway). So I'm guessing maybe this is a genuine police box that some Who fan managed to get hold of?
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If the end of the fiscal year doesn't get you, the allergies will. Life has been miserable for going on two weeks now...

What I Just Finished Reading

The Parable of the Sower – Octavia Butler
I never connected emotionally with any of the characters, but the book was an interesting exploration of how new religions are founded.

Monstress vol. 2 – Marjorie Liu & Sana Takeda
The art continues to floor me and the storyline is as inventive as anything in recent memory. It's going to be a battle not to break down and start buying individual issues instead of waiting for the next TPB.


What I Am Currently Reading

The End of Your World – Adyashanti
An interesting exploration of what happens after a meditator has her first “opening” or “enlightenment” experience. (Spoiler alert: the work is just beginning.)

The Waking Land – Callie Bates
Thirty pages in, our main character has been taken hostage by the king after her family either failed in, or was framed for, an attempted coup. The world looks to be built of equal parts Renaissance Europe, British Isles, and Grimm's fairytale, with a bit of medieaval witch hunting thrown in. A lot of attention has been paid to a ghostly woman's repetition of the phrase mo cri, mo tire, mo fiul, which any reader with a basic knowledge of Scots Gaelic will recognize as “my heart, my land, my blood.”

Farenheit 451 – Ray Bradbury
The premise is rightfully famous, but Bradbury's prose is clunky and his execution cartoonish.

China: A New History – John Fairbank & Merle Goldman
Truckin'.

The Sleeper and the Spindle – Neil Gaiman & Chris Riddell
Another Gaiman cash cow, largely redeemed thus far by Riddell's gorgeous illustrations.

Melusine – Sarah Monette
I'm only a chapter in so far, but woah, this is dark.


What I'm Reading Next
I just got my hands on a copy of Linnea Hartsuyker's The Half-Drowned King, as well as the first two volumes of Saga.

これで以上です。

holiday_prompts prompt table #2

Oct. 10th, 2017 06:13 pm
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here is the seasonal winter table from [community profile] holiday_prompts

WINTER
slush
clouds
boots
cold
frost
hot
chocolate
sweater
snowstorm
blanket
sleet
skate
snow
day
fireplace
gray
cuddle
snow
wind
gloves/
mittens
ice/
icicles
sled
snowman
snowball
frozen
candle
overcast

Yuletide Letter

Oct. 9th, 2017 12:36 am
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Dearest yulegoat, thank you for attempting to write for me! I have, in turn attempted to be clear in my wants and do-not-wants here: 
 

Read more... )

Yuletide 2017 Letter

Oct. 9th, 2017 12:06 am
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AO3 name: Nary

Fandoms requested: The Venture Bros, Gentlemen of the Road - Michael Chabon, Oglaf (Webcomic), Books of the Raksura - Martha Wells, JourneyQuest, Yet Another Fantasy Gamer Comic

Dear Yuletide author, thank you for writing something for me! I'm really looking forward to your story, whatever it turns out to be :)

General stuff: I love stories where things happen, where characters come out of the story changed in some way, even if it's a subtle change. I especially love the interactions between characters, dialogue, snark, personality clashes, confessions, romance. I love stories that don't provide oversimplified resolutions to complex situations, where things aren't necessarily all neatly wrapped up at the end - it's okay if everything's not happily ever after, as long as there's some hope for the future. I like fic that challenges traditional gender roles and expectations. I love humour, as highbrow or lowbrow as you like, depending on what suits the story. Please feel free to include other characters from any of these canons in supporting roles, or to make up original characters, whatever works for your story.

While I feel that porn can easily be the meat (heh) of a story, I like it best when it is wrapped in at least a delicate layer of plot, and when I can believe that it's these particular characters having sex. But I really and truly am open to fic of any rating! If you are more of a fade-to-black sort of author, that's fine; if you want to show me non-shippy character interaction - friendship, rivalry, adventure, introspection - that's great too. However, if you do feel inspired to go the more porny route, I love m/m, f/f, m/f, threesomes, foursomes, moresomes, poly relationships, bisexuality, kink - and I'm very hard to squick, so don't worry about that. (If you want to read more about my porny likes/dislikes/ideas, you can get an idea by reading my Yuleporn comment.) Please no non-canon deaths or completely depressing endings, otherwise let your imagination run wild!

All the rest of this is just in case you feel more comfortable writing with some idea or starting point to go on - if you have a different idea, please go for it. So, on to the specific fandoms!

Gentlemen of the Road - Michael Chabon (Amram, Zelikman)

More adventures of the greatest con men and thieves of the 10th century, please! Either pre- or post-canon would be fine. The book really gives the sense that they've had so many adventures and so much history together, and anything that shows a bit more of that would be wonderful. Other places they've travelled or other mishaps they've gotten themselves into? I love the banter and the snark and the obvious affection (even if it's sometimes strained by circumstances) between Amram and Zelikman. If you view this as a romantic pairing and want to develop their relationship so that it includes sex, that's great - if you don't, they can be platonic life partners and that's also great! Basically either way I'm happy!

Oglaf (Orc Captain)

What is the war that the New Model Army are engaged in, and how well do their tactics work? (Skin to win!) How did the orc captain rise to her current position of power? What does she like to do in her spare time? Basically tell me more about her! (If we matched on something else but you want to try a different fandom this one is only three comic strips long: starting here)

The Venture Bros. (Jonas Venture Sr., The Original Blue Morpho, Horace Gentleman, Kano (Venture Bros))

I'm curious about the escapades of the original Team Venture, and particularly how the original Blue Morpho fits into them. He and Kano seem to have been vigilantes who were at least in some situations allied with Team Venture, but in other situations opposed to them -
I'd be fascinated to see how they worked in practice. It also seems like the Blue Morpho and Jonas socialized together behind the scenes, so you could tell me more about that!

Yet Another Fantasy Gamer Comic (Cadugan, Lucas Greyfort)

I'd like something that explores Lucas and Cadugan's gloriously snarky/sweet relationship. If you want to just stick to the two of them and the various challenges they face (Lucas's family curse, his obligation to produce an heir, tension between Cadugan's love for the wilderness and castle life, the current situation with the destruction of the Black Mountain, future adventures, etc.), that's great, but on the other hand please also feel free to incorporate any other characters from the comic as well if it works for your plot! I'd definitely be intrigued to see what happens if Wolf and Cadugan ever meet again, for instance, and where things might go from there... Or if any of Lucas's past girlfriends show up, or the ghost of his father interferes further, that could be interesting too! Whatever ensues, I would prefer for Lucas and Cadugan to ultimately end up together, but if there are emotional complications, arguments, gender-bending, threesomes, that's fine. I love the humour of the comic too, so if you can incorporate any of that flavour, that's great.

JourneyQuest (Carrow, Death, Miad, Daggie)

This is really two sets of prompts (so if you pick one, you are not at all obliged to include the other two characters - although if you can think of a way to combine them, go for it!)

So first, Miad and Daggie! I'd love to see more of how they became friends, what challenges they've faced in running the Beard & Bonnet, or what you think might become of them further down the road. I'm very open to shipping them with one another, or keeping them as gal pals, whatever you prefer!

Second, Carrow and Death. I've been fascinated to see the progression of Carrow's storyline as he falls further into undeath and away from humanity. Death's obviously interested in him too, although her reasons are (I suspect) more complex that what she's stated (that she's intrigued because he's a free-willed undead). I'm interested in something that explores his revulsion/attraction to her, and her manipulation of him.

Books of the Raksura - Martha Wells (Consolation, First, Kethel, Shade)

I fell in love with Consolation and her companions First and Kethel (or whatever Kethel's name is...) I would like to see more of what happens to them after the events of the series. Do they succeed in their efforts to make a home for themselves and live among the Raksura? What are some things they have to learn, or do differently from the Raksura? Scenes of attempted domesticity are great - I adore Kethel's love of stories, for instance, and having his hair braided. How does Consolation take care of her people, or negotiate with other Queens?

Shade is an optional inclusion here - if you want to stick to the Fellborn court making a home and trying to learn about life, that's great, no need to include him. I admit I'm super curious what would happen if Shade ever met Consolation, though. No doubt he would have a lot of complicated feelings surrounding the Fellborn and his own past, and resentment of the expectation that he ought to help them or have anything in common with them, and it would be interesting to see if he could overcome those issues, or how it might play out.

HL Shortcuts Prompts

Oct. 8th, 2017 06:38 pm
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In case you need a scenario prompt to get you started...

This doesn't include all my requested characters. Please do not take that as a hint. Just because I don't have any upfront ideas for a character, that doesn't mean I'm not interested in stories about him/her.

Highlander: the Series/Raven )

Highlander: the Watcher )

Crossovers )
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