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Two years since I posted here, apparently. And scrolling down my recent entries page ends up almost four years ago.


I thought I'd at least been keeping up with the odd fic-fest-related posts, but apparently I was putting those on LJ-only. Oops.

Not that I've been doing much lately with fic other than reading it. Mostly still SPN with the occasional foray into MCU. Turns out that teaching part time, working as a nurse part time, and doing yet more grad school part time takes up an awful lot of time. Who knew? And then there's doing things like sitting down with my state rep, testifying before the state legislature's public health committee, letter-writing, and other stuff in aid of trying not to get dragged back to the 1950s by 45 and his ilk. (At least they've managed to make SNL great again.)

Anyway, I am still here. The recent influx secondary to LJ's latest has me checking in a tad more often, but I'm not sure how long that will last. I check Tumblr slightly more often, but that isn't saying much.

TL/DR: Babbly post is babbly.
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Hi there. Yes, I'm still around. Just mostly on Tumblr these days. Not a conscious choice, just sort of happened.

The reason I'm clumsily posting this from my phone is that it seems that ebooks-tree.com has been poaching fanfiction from AO3. I found a handful of my work on there a well as a friend's. If you post fic to AO3 (or elsewhere, as they may be scraping other sites too), you may want too do an author search.

Their complaint/takedown process looks pretty cumbersome. I'm hoping the OTW will help since it appears this site is abusing their archive.

Just an fyi, I guess.

Fic rec

Jun. 25th, 2014 09:17 am
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Title: Brewing Up Trouble
Author: [livejournal.com profile] halfshellvenus
Fandom: House M.D.
Characters: House, Wilson (Gen)
Rating: PG
Summary: Roomates, rogues… rivals.
Why you should go read it: The snark is just made of awesome, and really, that is what makes House fandom fun is the snark. [Disclaimer: I had requested this on a prompt-offer post with the prompt "House, Wilson, and bad coffee." (I'm looking at you for that inspiration, Dunkin' Donuts.) So I might be slightly biased, but it really is awesome, so go have a read and a smile. :-)]
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So, as it is all now publicly visible here, I can squee even more loudly about the fact I got claimed by [livejournal.com profile] bottledgrace/[personal profile] bottledgrace/[tumblr.com profile] hollygoharder! Go check out her lovely work!

Now I just need to polish up the fic. *gnaws fingernails*


Jun. 22nd, 2014 06:47 pm
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I've been claimed! Can't say by who yet, because the match-up reveal isn't until tomorrow. But I went and checked out some of the artwork done by the artist who claimed my fic, and I'm freaking over the moon!



Jun. 19th, 2014 03:17 pm
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Borrowed from [livejournal.com profile] vyperdd and found here. Pick 12 characters from any fandoms and list them before you read the questions that follow. Here's mine:

1. Sam Winchester (Supernatural)
2. Temperance Brennan (Bones)
3. Kate Beckett (Castle)
4. Melinda May (Agents of SHIELD)
5. Oliver Queen (Arrow)
6. Charlie Bradbury (Supernatural)
7. Jane Rizzoli (Rizzoli & Isles)
8. Castiel (Supernatural)
9. Dean Winchester (Supernatural)
10. Buffy Summers (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
11. Hermione Granger (Harry Potter)
12. Willow Rosenberg (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)

Read more... )
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So, someone on my flist had just made a very thoughtful post about the effects of AO3 and Tumblr on fandom as a whole and LJ in particular (IJ and DW by association). It took me a minute to process that the "lack of fourth wall" the poster was describing was between us as fannish creators and the rest of the world. I'm not used to thinking of that term with regard to myself and I hadn't thought of it from that angle. The resulting thinky-thoughts got long, so they get their own post.rambly post is rambly )

Anyway, I'm not sure this post came to any kind of a point. Like the cut text says: rambly post is rambly.

firefly124: hands with light radiating from them (healing hands by laiksmarei)
I never got to know her well, but I was still saddened to hear that she has passed.

She touched many lives, both IRL and online, and from what I've seen/heard, she didn't make that much distinction between the two. The way the HG/SS community rallied in support of her has been amazing.

Hail the traveler. May the next part of her journey, whatever it means for her and wherever it takes her, be as filled with love and support as her life here was.
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So,just as HP sucked me into [livejournal.com profile] crack_broom, SPN has sucked me into [livejournal.com profile] crack_impala, and after a bit of a break, the comm is back with a massive Blast from the Past post. If you are looking for SPN recs, come on by!

CRACK IMPALA is back in action! We reopen today with BLAST FROM THE PAST and an all-new look! Check us out daily for a full-span of recs that rotate on a new and different schedule!

If you're interested in joining our rec team, cruise on over to this post and leave us a note.
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One person over at [community profile] fandom_stocking came up with the brilliant idea of leaving what amounted to a fic gift card for a drabble from a mutual fandom. This was the result:

Title: Worry
Author: [personal profile] sharpest_asp/Merfilly
Fandom: BtVS
Rating: G
Pairing: Willow/Tara
Summary: A quiet moment between lovers.
Why you should read it: Just a lovely sweet moment between two characters who did not get enough of those in canon.
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Between [insanejournal.com profile] adventdrabbles and [community profile] fandom_stocking, I've been getting a lot of writing therapy for the last month and a half or so. Most of it has been SPN. Just as my Muse apparently got kidnapped out of Hogwarts and Sunnydale by the TARDIS and Hub, now She's been hijacked by a couple of flannel-clad nightmares in an Impala. *eyeroll*

So, there are Destiel Advent Drabbles that sort of ended up a more-or-less continuous series on both IJ and AO3. Technically more ficlets than drabbles with some full-on one-shots. Not really specific to any show season, despite references to the bunker. Definitely not S9-compliant. Most of the individual stories are rated G or T, but as a couple go to M and E, the whole series gets the E rating. Largely fluffy with occasional feels.

For stocking stuffers, I managed the following:

Title: Lovers' Quarrel
Recipient: [personal profile] trobadora
Fandom: SPN
Pairing: Dean/Castiel
Rating: G
Summary: Castiel should have realized nothing about this would be simple.

Title: Best Man for the Job
Recipient: [personal profile] ani_bester
Fandom: SPN
Pairing: Dean/Castiel
Rating: G
Summary: Even mostly-grown prophets and hunters-in-training need an adult or two in their lives.

Title: Unexpected
Recipeint: [personal profile] chamilet
Fandom: Torchwood
Pairing: Jack/Ianto
Rating: G
Warning: MPREG
Summary: Ianto had really thought that was just another of Jack’s stories.

Title: Make It Better
Recipient: [personal profile] sahiya
Fandom: Doctor Who
Pairing: Nine/Rose/Jack
Rating: G
Summary: Jack’s not overly fond of most primitive first aid approaches, but there’s one that could grow on him.

Title: Rest
Recipient: [personal profile] xylodemon
Fandom: SPN
Pairing: Dean/Castiel
Rating: T
Summary: Nothing about this case had gone according to plan, but at least this part Dean could get on board with.

Title: Aftermath
Recipient: [personal profile] phynix
Fandom: SPN
Pairing: Dean/Castiel
Rating: M
Summary: The brothers rescue Castiel from Crowley’s lair, but he’s been hurt badly and needs some help before he can heal.

Hoping to get some more done before the next semester starts, though there is still plenty of stuff I'm meant to be doing for school.
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I should already be asleep, but I came home to find that [community profile] fandom_stocking had opened up the stockings tonight, and I just had to check out all the lovely gifts I received.

I love them all, and now I must share the squee so you can enjoy them as well. Thanks again to all who dropped in various gifts and greetings, and especially to [personal profile] medie and the various helper elves who made it all happen.

Title: Nine to Five (What a Way to Make a Living)
Author: [personal profile] jenna_thorn
Fandom: Avengers (2012)
Characters: Barton, Romanov, OCs
Rating: T
Summary: Faking busy only went so far when the person walked right up and waited. Rita ctrl-S’d and looked up, pasting what she hoped passed for a professional smile of greeting on her face. Oh god, the Black Widow was standing in front of her. “Agent Hernandez.” It wasn’t a question.

Shit. “Yes, ma’am,” Rita said as she tried to put an elbow over the pink post-it by her keyboard with the most used keycodes scrawled over it. At least she didn’t write down her passwords. Anymore.

“My understanding is that you dance.”

Only if six months of classes at the Y and a year at Hafla for Homebodies counted, Rita thought.
Why you should read it: If the combination of Romanov and bellydance isn't enough, Barton's a sweetie, and the randomly recruited "baby agent" has a really cool epiphany.


Title: Sweetness
Author: [livejournal.com profile] thinlizzy2
Fandom: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Pairing: May/Simmons
Rating: Teen
Why you should read it: The author has some cool insights into Melinda May, how she takes in and processes every detail around her, and how that applies when she is involved with Jemma Simmons. As the title implies, very sweet.


Title: Bones/Booth wallpaper
Artist: [personal profile] tarlanx
Fandom: Bones
Pairing: Bones/Booth
Rating: G
Why you should check it out: It's a very sweet image of them dancing with what I can only call the perfect backdrop.


Title: To Hold Hands and Run Again
Author: [personal profile] sahiya
Fandom: Doctor Who
Pairing: Eleven/River
Rating: G
Summary: The Doctor and River, after New York.
Why you should read it: One of the things that felt "unresolved" after "The Angels Take Manhattan" was the Doctor and River actually dealing with what had just happened. This fic tackles that, as well as highlighting River's unique perspective on it.


Title: Get Loved, Make More, Try to Stay Alive
Author: [profile] dira_sudis
Reccer: [personal profile] fuzzyboo
Fandom: Torchwood
Pairing: Jack/Ianto
Why you should read it: This is an absolute classic that I haven't revisited in far too long, so it was a treat to be reminded of it. As [personal profile] fuzzyboo put it, it is 19% mpreg by volume, with a lovely plot and some unexpected twists.


Title: Winterfair Interlude
Author: [personal profile] philomytha
Fandom: Vorkosigan saga
Characters: Alys Vorpatril, Simon Illyan
Rating: T
Summary: The story of the time Alys took a weapon from Simon's holster.
Why you should read it: Lady Alys is awesome. Lady Alys in combination with Simon Illyan is extra awesome. Actually, this fic is part of a series exploring the two characters, and one of the earlier fics in the series, Steel, was a stocking gift to me last year that was a joy to revisit as well.


Title: Bones/Booth icons
Artist: [personal profile] chamilet
Fandom: Bones
Pairing: Bones/Booth
Why you should check them out: Just some lovely icons showcasing this adorable, quirky couple.


There were also various lovely graphics and holiday greetings, and one very clever "gift card" for future fic. It really made my night to receive these. Perfect timing, as I'm going to be offline for the bulk of the weekend, so I'm glad I had the chance to read/view/enjoy them all now.

Eventually, I'll post a roundup of the fics I wrote, but for now, I'm going to get some sleep. Long day ahead tomorrow!
Rating: G
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The semester is over(ish)*, [insanejournal.com profile] adventdrabbles is up and running, and I see the [community profile] fandom_stocking stockings are being hung with care. Time to do some writing that is fun!

Actually, I've already been doing a bit over at [insanejournal.com profile] adventdrabbles. Digression )

Anyway, if you are doing the [community profile] fandom_stocking thing, please drop me a comment with the URL of your stocking. While the nature of this meme is no obligations or guarantees, I do want to try to write something for at least the folks I know who are participating. That was actually supposed to be the main point of this post, as evidenced by the title, but then I got sidetracked. I think this semester has broken my brain. So yes, please, drop me your stocking link!

*Still have research-y stuff to do even as I await approval from the Human Subjects Committee, plus practicum-related journaling. But actual going-to-class-and-creating-presentations? That is done.

**Am wondering again what the converse of Brit-picking is called (Yank-picking just doesn't have the same ring) and how to offer that service in SPN fandom. I do now more than ever totally get how annoying Brits find random Americanisms in HP/DW/TW fic, because while there may at some point be a pair or more of boots in the Impala, it does not have one of its own as a permanent fixture, and the only time Dean may have thrown a crisp packet anywhere is when they went to dig up Crowley's bones in Scotland. :-D
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With tomorrow being the big 50th anniversary celebration and special, it seems that [livejournal.com profile] quiz_sshg is doing a Who-themed quiz this week, and one of my stories is among those featured.

Popping over to see if I can recognize any others now!,
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I feel bad that it's so long since I've actually read or written any SS/HG, but I'm still tickled to be on this weekend's [livejournal.com profile] quiz_sshg! This week's theme is Rose & Hugo, so can you guess which story before you click the awesome banner below to go to the quiz?

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Launching into the Trial of a Time Lord. Patsfan actually thinks Six is his favorite Doctor, and I have to admit, I like him better than I had expected to. Peri is even less annoying so far in this than she has been.babble )
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I'm so never going to make it by November. Oh well. Finally watched the last bit of The Twin Dilemma today, which I was rolling my eyes about for most of the way. babble )

Anyway, just had to pop over and say a bit. *waves* Hope everyone is doing well.

I should probably now go try to do something that passes for homework. Meep!
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... the big question is ... )

Inquiring minds want to know but don't want to actually write the fic(s) to find out.

(Still dutifully struggling not to write the DW/SPN bunny a friend planted. Do. Not. Need. More! Have homework!)
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Thanks to all who replied to my last post, both on DW and LJ, I have a list-in-progress of must-see episodes that fall after The Armageddon Factor. Plus I've added a couple based on things I've seen/heard or because they're the first/last story for a Doctor, because it only makes sense to me to see their first and last stories if nothing else. Plus I threw in The Two Doctors just in the interest of seeing all the multi-Doctor episodes. Here's where it stands now:

Fourth Doctor
  • Destiny of the Daleks

  • City of Death

  • Warrior's Gate (n/a through Netflix)

  • The Keeper of Traken

  • Logopolis

Fifth Doctor
  • Castrovalva

  • Black Orchid

  • Time-Flight (unavailable)

  • Mawdryn Undead

  • Terminus

  • Enlightenment

  • The Five Doctors

  • Warriors of the Deep

  • The Caves of Androzani

Sixth Doctor
  • The Twin Dilemma

  • Attack of the Cybermen

  • The Mark of the Rani

  • The Two Doctors

  • The Trial of a Time Lord (which is apparently 14 episodes!)

Seventh Doctor
  • Time and the Rani

  • Dragonfire

  • Remembrance of the Daleks

  • The Greatest Show in the Galaxy

  • Battlefield

  • Ghost Light

  • The Curse of Fenric

  • Survival

Eighth Doctor
  • The Movie which seems to be universally regarded as craptastic, but doesn't really seem skippable

  • books/audio of some kind

Um, yeah, considering most of those are at least 4 episodes and one story is an entire 14-ep season, that's quite enough of a list to try and get through by November! :-D

Thanks, all, for the suggestions!
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So, over the course of the past couple of years, I've been attempting to watch Classic Who through from the start, minus the obviously unwatchable eps that were lost to fire or otherwise destroyed. My progress has been somewhat underwhelming, as I've only just finished the Fourth Doctor's Key to Time story-series. November's approaching fast, with various anniversary-related things such as the classic multi-doctor audio book and whatever they'll do with the anniversary ep, and I'm finding that I'm less interested in seeing every little thing in order and more interested in getting a feel for all the Doctors.

So, here's my question for those of you who know your classics. What are the key stories that you would recommend in order to accomplish that? What else must I absolutely see before moving on from Four, and what do I absolutely need to see of Five, Six, and Seven? Eight is a bit easier, obviously.


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