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I have written a fic for the first time in ages, courtesy of not being able to sleep properly last night. Smut, without any excuse, really...

And grows erect as that comes home
Fandom: Vorkosiverse.
Characters: Miles Vorkosigan, Ekaterin Miles Vorkosigan
Length: 1010 words.
Link to AO3 post
In which Miles is slow on the uptake, and Ekaterin is keen to experience things from a different perspective.. )

One-liner

Nov. 8th, 2015 10:29 pm
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James Bond, stickit minister.

Inspired by a line in "Spectre", but not in any sense a spoiler for the film.

It was that or the priesthood. )
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I don't write enough fic to feel I really justify this, but on the other hand, I would enjoy it, so:

Pick any paragraph or any passage from any fanfic I’ve written and comment to this post with that selection. I will then give you a DVD commentary on that snippet of what I was thinking when I wrote it, why I wrote it, what’s going on in the characters’ heads, why I chose certain words, what this moment means in the context of the fic, and anything else you’d expect to find on a DVD commentary track.

Fic here.
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I have been doing a bit of fic writing again, but it has mostly issued in some odd disjointed bits of crack fic that don't really go anywhere (actually, the main problem with my 'Panemvision' idea is that I don't know enough about Eurovision to pull off a good parody...)

This isn't really a complete fic; it's a vignette from my lunch break, but I'm not sure where else there is for it to go.

Something Nasty in the Cellar
Fandom: Wimsey
640 words

There's something nasty in the cellar of Talboys. Again. )
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For Trope Bingo, Round 3, though I have a suspicion it is not in the spirit of the trope... However, it is a ficlet, the first I have written in ages, so I am happy. I particularly hope it amuses [profile] ninveh_uk, as she is under the weather...

Title: Tolmachevo
Fandom: Cabin Pressure
Words: 804
Summary: Forbidden fruit tastes sweetest, even in a Siberian airport. Gen.

Arthur is not allowed strawberries. Not real ones, anyway. )
tree_and_leaf: Red and white striped lighthouse, being hit by wave (lighthouse)
I have not written anything lately, which is sad. However, this meme I've seen on a lot of people's journals sounds like fun:

I currently have 51 works archived at AO3.

Pick a number from 1 (the most recent) to 51 (the first thing I posted there), and I'll tell you three things I currently like about it.


Perhaps it might even encourage me into writing again....
tree_and_leaf: HMS Surprise sailing away over calm sea, caption "Sail away" (Sail away)
May I point out a rather enjoyable Cabin Pressure apocalypse fic: The End of the World, via Tesco or, as the summary puts it, "Douz II - this time there's zombies."

Quite a lot of gore and angst, but it does feel like what would happen if MJN Air found itself in the midst of a zombie outbreak...
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For [personal profile] sophia_gratia, who ancourages my worst tendencies to get theology in my fic.

Title: Lead, Kindly Light.

Fandom: DS9
Character: Kai Opaka
Words: 608.
Warnings: None relevant.

Summary: It was only after she had died for the third time that the existential questions began to bother her )
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Title: More Important Than Rhubarb.
Fandom: Doctor Who.
Character: Amelia Pond.
Words: 300.
For [personal profile] white_hart.

Her aunty had bought rhubarb again. )
tree_and_leaf: Eowyn, tight image of dirty face, yelling.  Caption "I am no man" (Eowyn - no man am I)
In honour of International Women's Day:

Comment with the name of a female character from one of my fandoms, and a prompt, and I will write a drabble.

Preferment

Dec. 5th, 2011 03:30 pm
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What I think is still the only Rev. fic on the internet. I do hope it hasn't turned into secretly a woobie! Archdeacon, though...

Title: Preferment.
Characters: The Archdeacon. His Blackberry.
Summary: The Archdeacon's career has hit a bit of a plateau )
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I think I find the 'cinnamon eyes' badfic cliche even more irritating than chocolate, though in both cases I am dubious about associating eyeballs with food. Not being a raven, I find the idea of nibbling eyes a bit icky.

But in any case: chocolate comes in a wide variety of shades, and yes, some of them are rather close to the colour of dark eyes.

Never met anyone who's eyes were cinammon coloured, though, and I find it hard to imagine it would be attractive. You might as well call them 'rust coloured' and be done with it!
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Dear mystery author!

Firstly, thank you for signing up. I can't wait to see what you'll write me (we have at least one of these fandoms in common, so the chances I'll love it are already very good).

Secondly, some general notes about the sort of fics I prefer. I generally like to read fic that explores some aspect of character, or the relationship (not just in the shippy sense) between characters. I love fics that explore what drives a character, looks at their values and obsessions, or examines why they've made the choices they did. I tend to be a canon shipper. I also quite like fics which explore what might have happened if someone had made one different decision, or if things had gone a different way. I'm not keen on the different setting AU (such as high school AUs), though. If you feel it would help, my profile at AO3 will show you the kinds of fic I write/ bookmark.

I'm also not particularly interested in porn, but that doesn't mean I'd be unhappy with a fic that touched on relationships or even included a bit of fade-to-black sex. Slash or het relationships are both fine (but, as I say, I tend to be a canon-shipper.

On the fandoms I've requested.

Rev. Almost anything for this fandom would make me gleeful, as there is no fic out there that I've found! I'd be really happy with something slice-of-lifey (whatever the equivalent of case fic for non-mystery based fandoms). This is the one fandom I've requested that doesn't have a closed canon, but please don't worry about being jossed.

If you want something more specific, though: one of my favourite things about Rev. is Adam and Alex's relationship, and the way you can both see the strain Adam's job puts it under, but also how committed they are to each other. And I love the fact that they both have a slightly (or, in Adam's case, very) goofy side. We usually see things from Adam's point of view, so it would be fantastic to see something from Alex's. She's very much on the edge of her husband's world, and has her own life we don't see anything of.

But I also really, really love the Archdeacon - so sinister, so apparently heartless, and yet every now again we get a suggestion that there's more to him than that. Word of God has it that he is not only gay but has a partner who we'll meet this series, so it might be interesting to do something with that.

I also like the way the show takes Adam's faith seriously, without turning him into a plaster saint or pretending that the church is perfect.


Swallows and Amazons. People tend to write stories about what happens when the children grow up, and they're great (and I'd be very happy with one of those) but I'd be just as happy with a story about them as children. I'm particularly fond of the few times we see Titty and Nancy interacting, and of course the dynamic between John and Nancy us a fun one to explore.


Lord Peter Wimsey. I'm particularly fond of Miss Climpson and the glimpses we get of the Cattery; something involving her working with Peter would be great. I also love Charles Parker and his reactions to Peter's world. Or something about Harriet either pre-Peter or early on in their acquaintance would be love. Gaudy Night has left me very intrigued by Harriet's undergraduate days.

But don't feel bound by any of these suggestions - whatever you write, I will be thrilled to receive fic from a fandom I love. (I also notice I've written masses more on 'Rev.' than anything else. Please don't be discouraged if you aren't a match for this fandom - the fact I've written more on it doesn't mean that I will be disappointed if you write me something from the other two fabulous fandoms. But as the new series has just started, I have lots of prompts buzzing about in my head.)
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Despite my dismal lack of productivity of late, a meme:

If I made Cinderella, the audience would immediately be looking for a body in the coach. —Alfred Hitchcock

When I write a story, what do readers immediately look for?


Contrariwise - Tweedledum/dee

When I write a story, what would readers be extremely surprised to find?
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I've written a Vorkosiverse ficlet, with Ekaterina (not the fic I owe [personal profile] fallingtowers, but I'm thinking my way into the character...)
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Hurrah! Exams finished, and without blisters on my hands, though I do have an impressive dent in my index finger. And I've got the Undergraduate College theology dinner tonight, which should be good fun and good food.

With that in mind, a meme gacked from all over:

Name a character (including, of course, my OCs) in any of my fandoms and I'll tell you 3-4 things about them from my personal fanon-take on said character.
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This is not the most polished fic in existence, but it has been EATING MY BRAIN even more than my rejoicing over (spoliers deleted because I can't remember how to do invisible text) has, so.

Fandom: Doctor Who
Characters: River, the Doctor.
Spoilers: For A Good Man Goes to War, and also for a good chunk of Old Who.
Warnings: none applicable.
Words: 599.

Spoilers, Sweetie )
tree_and_leaf: Anne Shirley sitting at desk, head in hands (essay crisis)
Well, I have managed to write a couple of things for fandom_stocking, which is nice, though I'm afraid (a) they're a bit meh and (b) I have rather lost track of who from the flist had a stocking. Still, at least I've done something, and writing gets easier if you practice, doesn't it?

I am thinking about the prompts, though.
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I wrote one fic last year. That's abominably bad.

Next year must be better!

(Anyone want to give me prompts?)
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I'm trying to avoid reccing ones that I've seen all over the place, so:

My favourite film this year was Winter's Bone, and And Spring is Coming Soon is a beautiful sequel: Ree/ Gail femslash, not ducking the bleakness of canon, but with some believable hope.

I've always loved Swallows and Amazons, and We Climbed the Matterhorn is a smashing look at Molly Blackett's life, before and after canon.

Yuletide always produces a sprinkling of Wimsey fic; my favourite of what I've read was the fluffy but amusing Peter and the Power of Suggestion, in which Harriet and Peter struggle with gift-buying on a budget, and there is bonus Miss Climpson.

Nor Custom Stale almost made me sorry for Olive Stirling (LM Montgomery, The Blue Castle - a very underrated work).

The Lai of Bisclavret's Wife is a marvellous take on it, with a wonderfully drawn female protagonist. Also, it has an anchoress being awesome.

I have trouble believing that 'sociology RPF' constitutes a fandom, especially when one of the protagonists is Foucault and not actually a sociologist, but I don't actually give a damn, as Many Forms of Resistance, in which a zombie apocalypse hits a critical theory conference, is hilarious.

Offerings to History (Vorkosiverse) shows Duv dealing with his own past, his choice of profession(s) and the alarming experience of getting up close and personal with recent Barrayan history. His reaction to the Vorkosigan attics is a particular highlight.

Finally, Mother Tongue adds a few glimpses of mothers in Beowulf. Fascinating stuff, and there's a very good imitation of the style of Heaney's translation.

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