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Jun. 19th, 2014 03:17 pm
firefly124: charlie bradbury grooving in a glass elevator (Default)
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... )
firefly124: willow & tara dancing from omwf (under your spell by willow_kat)
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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after having watched about 30 seconds of this week's ep, thatSPOILERS! )
firefly124: fanfic writing is my therapy (writing therapy by savine_snape)
Stolen from [personal profile] bethbethbeth. The deal is to pull up the stories that you have on AO3 (would work for any archive with hit counts enabled though) to see which are the top 10 in terms of hits. Then, I gather, later you compare to see what shifts. This sounds cool to me, as my overall impression is that there are more people reading (or at least leaving kudos and comments on) the smaller fandoms, like Vorkosigan and Temeraire, but that may not turn out to reflect who's reading, just who's more inclined to give feedback. So, here goes, though I'm going to go from 10-1:

10: The Morning After (HP, SS/HG/LM, Explicit, "Hermione rolled over to her left and found something in her way. Rolling over to her right, she found another obstruction. This woke her up enough to wonder what could be crowding her." 314 hits)

9: How Hermione Got Her Groove Back (HP, SS/HG, Explicit, "Hermione finds herself alone in the Headmistress’ office one afternoon with Snape’s portrait, and things get … interesting." 316 hits)

8: Burnt Offerings (Vorkosigan, Miles & Cordelia, Gen, "On the anniversary of his father’s death, Miles ponders the way they mark it." 317 hits)

7: Wherever I May Roam (DW, Jack/Doctor, Teen, "It was supposed to be a simple stop to pick up supplies at the famed market of Avicephalon." 331 hits)

6: Moulding to the Pitcher (Temeraire, Gong Su, Gen, "The chance to serve a Celestial had seemed a blessing to Gong Su, one normally reserved for those who served the imperial family. And it was, but frequently not in the ways he had imagined." 406 hits)

5. Keeping the Goal in Sight (Vorkosigan, Ekaterin/Miles, Gen, "There must be a reason she needs to learn Comparative Botanical Genetics, right?" 413 hits)

4. Never Chose This Way (Vorkosigan/BtVS, Ivan/Byerly, Teen, "Ivan and Byerly are on their way home from Beta Colony when something goes very wrong. Gigantically wrong, you might say." 442 hits)

3. The Doors We Open and Close Each Day (HP, SS/RL, Teen, "Young Severus Snape was packed off to Hogwarts with instructions to ingratiate himself to the pureblooded Slytherins who would surely be his House-mates. By the time it’s his turn to sit under the Sorting Hat, he has other ideas." 458 hits)

2. A Perfectly Normal Day (HP/Temeraire, CW/HG, Gen, "Just when Charlie thought he'd seen everything, along came Iskierka." 460 hits)

1. An Ordinary Man (Vorkosigan, Ivan/Byerly, Explicit, "Byerly gets Ivan drunk, and one thing leads to another." 557 hits)


Some musings. An Ordinary Man is the first completed fanfic I posted online. So my first thought was, "It has the most hits because it's the oldest, so it had more time to collect them." However, it was not the first uploaded to AO3. That honor goes to #2, A Perfetly Normal Day. It'd be interesting to compare in a few months or a year to see how things shift (or don't).

Stats as of right now:

Fandoms: Vorkosigan 4, HP 3, Temeraire 2, Crossover 2, DW 1, BtVS 1
Ratings: Gen 4, Explicit 3, Teen 3
Ship type: Slash 4, Het 3, None 2, Multi 1 (Misleading, because some have implied or background ships but are basically genfic. Could also read as Slash 4, None 4, Het 1, Multi 1.)

I'm not sure any of those stats reflect the overall percentages of my fic. Even though I think of myself as a slasher, since that's where I started out, I've written far more het, mostly SS/HG, though of late there's been more and more gen or quasi-gen. It is interesting that VK fandom does have the most hits represented, as that was the impression I had going in, even though I've written comparatively little of it.

Meanwhile, I need to try and do a little writing this afternoon before it's time to run off to dinner and a blues concert.
firefly124: snape - bewitching your mind (snape bewitch by briarrose_icons)
Much to my startlement, Almost a New Friend (second story in the Marked Men series) tied as runner-up in "Best Book Crossover Pairing."

Huge thanks to whomever nominated it, to the judges who placed it, and to the mods who keep these awards running! And congratulations to all the winners!

Wow, cool!

Jun. 18th, 2011 03:13 pm
firefly124: fanfic writing is my therapy (writing therapy by savine_snape)
Almost a New Friend, second story in the Marked Men Giles/Snape series, has been nominated at the SunnyD Awards in the categories of Best Crossver (Book) and Best Crossover (Book) Pairing. I got a shiny button and everything!

Huge thanks to whomever nominated it, and thanks to the mods for running these awards that are on their 24th round!

AO3 stuff

Jan. 11th, 2011 09:31 am
firefly124: charlie bradbury grooving in a glass elevator (Default)
If anyone else who participated in the Whipped Cream Day mini-ficathon uses An Archive of Our Own, there is now a collection for those fics, which you can either post to or, if your fic is already up on AO3, I think you can edit to associate with the collection if you want.

Also, since [livejournal.com profile] fandom_stocking had an AO3 collection, I've uploaded the various things I wrote there.

Whew! That's more than I realized. And at some point, I need to upload the rest, just to have everything in one place. At some point.

Now to tend to various fandom responsibilities I've let slide. Meep!
firefly124: charlie bradbury grooving in a glass elevator (Default)
I got lots of lovely gifts here. Fics, an icon, recs, graphics. A bit of everything, really. There's Snupin, Nine/Rose/Jack, Tosh and Ianto, Eleven/River/Jack, Scoobies and Giles in Santa hats, and a slew of Cordelia/Aral recs. Seriously, go check it out!

I know I've already said it in comments there, but bit thanks to everyone who wrote, made graphics/icons, or just left holiday wishes for me. And very huge thanks to [livejournal.com profile] medie for running [livejournal.com profile] fandom_stocking. There were 286 stockings, Gods only know how many fandoms represented, and somehow, everybody got at least something. "Somehow" involved tons of work, first posting the stockings and then monitoring to be sure they were filled.

Ironically, I ended up writing both more and less than I'd planned for others' stockings. More in the sense of volume. Less in the sense that I had made a list of friends' stockings with the intent to write specific things for them, and that pretty much didn't happen. Mostly, with a couple of exceptions, I wrote for people I don't know at all or don't know well. I'm not sure what that's about. It bothers me, though, especially as quite a few of the people I'd intended to but didn't succeed in writing for did write lovely things for me. Then again, part of the point to the [livejournal.com profile] fandom_stocking deal is that it isn't an exchange and there aren't supposed to be expectations. I just put expectations on myself anyway. *eyeroll*

At some point, I'll post the things I wrote to AO3 and wherever else makes sense. It was definitely an interesting experience that I look forward to repeating, as it stretched me to write some pairings I'd never done, Martha/Jack and Jaenelle/Karla circa "Prince of Ebon Rih" for two that come to mind.
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Is there one? I mean, come on, if ever a "what did they declare this day for" thingy demanded a ficathon, surely it's National Whipped Cream Day. I mean, if we added a ficathon, we could probably very quickly make it International Whipped Cream Day.

So, who's with me? Either find someplace already running one, or have our own in comments here! Any and all fandoms and pairings (or more, or gen), obviously. Someone on Twitter already asked me for Jane/Maura whipped cream fic. Alas, I don't even know a fandom that has both a Jane and a Maura. But surely someone does!

ETA: Apparently that'd be Rizzoli & Isles, the new Cagney & Lacey, which I'm going to have to check out. Meanwhile, attempting to churn out (heh) at least one ficlet to get things rolling before I have to run to work.

ETA2: Mini-masterlist

I Can Make It Better by [livejournal.com profile] huskyfriends (Firefly, River/Kaylee, PGish?)

Sweet Enough by [personal profile] firefly124 (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Willow/Tara, R)

Intolerance by [livejournal.com profile] sc010f (Sherlock, John & Sherlock & Lestrade, PG-13)

Hot Chocolate by [personal profile] firefly124 (Harry Potter, Snape/Hermione, PG-13)

Mouthwatering by [insanejournal.com profile] alisanne (Harry Potter, Bill/Neville, G)

Something New by [personal profile] firefly124 (Doctor Who, Nine/Rose/Jack, PG-13)

Sweet Dessert by [livejournal.com profile] huskyfriends (Torchwood, Jack/Ianto, NC-17)

Off to work now. Keep 'em coming!

ETA 3: Links to old fics that involve whipped cream are fair game too!
firefly124: fanfic writing is my therapy (writing therapy by savine_snape)
Forgot to do this yesterday. There's certainly nowhere near as much in years past, partly due to nursing school and partly due to the 271K+ insanity that is The Fic That Wouldn't Stay Dead. But other stuff did get written!

Of course, compiling that reminded me that I missed the deadline to write something Snupiny for December for the Year of Snupin challenge. *sigh* I reminded myself more than once over the past week to do it, too. Damn.

Still trying to write a few more [livejournal.com profile] fandom_stocking stuffers, as the reveal isn't until the 6th, I think, so rather than keep track of what was 2010 and what was 2011, I'll just count it all as 2011.
firefly124: fanfic writing is my therapy (writing therapy by savine_snape)
Mostly fluff, occasional angst. It's nice to actually be able to do a weekly wrap-up post.

firefly124: charlie bradbury grooving in a glass elevator (Default)
Title: The Avengers
Author: [personal profile] ubiquirk
Fandom: Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Rating: PG-13
Characters: Giles, Faith
Summary: Each estranged in their lives, Faith and Giles have formed a ‘working partnership between equals.’ But something’s got the demons of London in an uproar, and the duo’s first big case as ‘Peel and Steed’ proves tougher than expected … on multiple levels.
Why you should read this: It's a very cool story that's both a bit actiony and big on the character development. It's third in a series, but it stands alone as well. It takes a comment made by Giles at the end of the "No Future for You" arc in the comics and explores what that might mean for these two as they learn to work together as partners rather than Watcher and Slayer.


Jul. 14th, 2009 06:25 pm
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Still haven't decided whether I'm carting myself down to Stonington for a midnight showing of HBP or waiting until tomorrow. Probably waiting and going closer to home. The car may be fixed, but I'm oddly reluctant to take it on a long haul just yet.

Got our new phones today. Yay! Can't access a whole lot with the "mobile web" on them, but that's more a concern for Patsfan than for me. If I'm at work, school, or home, I can get online easily enough, and it's rare I'd care about accessing anything other than email if I were someplace else. If we can't get Patsfan's phone to access his fantasy sports crap, though, we may be trading our LGs in for Blackberries. Or at least trading his in. I don't much want one, but there's a whole BOGO thing with either this model of LG EnV or the Blackberry Curve, so I'm not sure it works to only trade in one.

Gods, his old phone was a piece of crap though. If nothing else, at least he's got something that can stay connected to the charger for more than two seconds. Couldn't port the address book because of that (and because it was too antiquated to do the online backup thingy). Not sure it's even worth donating that one as I plan to do with my old one. Not if it can't be counted on to charge properly, when most of the donation thingies are for battered women who really need the damned thing to work when they need it.

Still nothing on SoG. Brainstormed a bit yesterday, but nothing quite caught. Am having a hard time working up an interest in trying anything other than another Giles/Snape sequel though. Defaulting is actually starting to look like a tempting idea, which is a) not good and b) not me. I'll come up with something, even if it's crap. I just don't want it to be crap.

Need to do some drawbling too. I still have one or two left from the drawble meme, plus I just took five new requests on [profile] hpcon_envy. (I really hope people paid attention to the caveat emptor I included. Baby artist here with a good decade of rust since the last round of formal art lessons.)
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I can't seem to get my [community profile] summer_of_giles fic moving. At all. I have 17 days to reverse that. Eep! If I can't get it moving by Tuesday (my next day off), I may have to stop trying to make the third Giles/Snape happen and try for something else. Maybe a continuation of "Strange Interview" (Giles/Hermione) or possibly *gasp* write something that isn't a crossover.

Meanwhile, in the interest of being somewhat productive, I've been catching up a bit on tagging for the [profile] fangirl_tour and sending out my reminder notices, which I completely forgot to do last week. And possibly the week before. Good thing actual posters are on top of their schedules. :-D

Also got the prompts for the [profile] bujold_fic fest organized and up for claiming. Never did manage to come up with any prompts of my own, but there are already far more than will get written as it is. I keep nudging for people to get artsy, but the Bujold fandoms seem to be very fic-heavy and art-light. Which is kind of amazing compared to HP. You'd think a fandom (or rather group of fandoms) lacking much in the way of visual canon would be even more into fanart than a fandom with movies as well as books, but if you did think that, you'd be wrong. But I'll keep nudging anyway. *g*

I think I'm calling that a good morning's work and hitting the hay. *g*
firefly124: fanfic writing is my therapy (writing therapy by savine_snape)
To Know Who I Am got nommed in Round 18 of the Sunnydale Memorial Fanfiction Awards for Best Book Xover and Best OC. *squees*

*looks @ shiny*

Huge thanks to whomever nommed it!

*squees some more*

Not only that, and I totally thought I'd posted this before, but it's a Featured Story on Chaos for June! Thanks to the Sycophant Hex mods!!

firefly124: fanfic writing is my therapy (writing therapy by savine_snape)
The awards have gone out for the 17th round of the Sunnydale Memorial Fanfiction Awards, and I was thrilled to find out that Marked Men won for Best Book Crossover Pairing. Squee!

Thanks to whomever nominated it and thanks to the mods for running these awards! And congrats to the rest of the winners, especially those who happen to also be on my flist!

It's actually a little intimidating how much people seem to still like that one, given that I'm planning to write the third installment in that series for this year's [livejournal.com profile] summer_of_giles.
firefly124: fanfic writing is my therapy (writing therapy by savine_snape)
Damn, but I wrote a lot this month! With finals and Leaky and everything! Somehow, I ended up participating in the Lusty Month of May at the Pervy Werewolf Community on both IJ and DW. I haven't quite sorted out how many words that came to, but as I averaged 300ish words most days, with some more and some less, I'm estimating that thing turned into 9-10K. It also ended up getting kinda dark and twisted at points, so I posted it as part of the Darkfic Fest on [community profile] lupin_snape as well. It's going to be all kinds of fun trying to clean that mess up to be archivable. Never mind SPaG, which definitely went to hell in a handbasket with the "churn out something every day" bit, I'm pretty sure there are some internal inconsistencies.

I don't think I've ever written a Snape who was quite this much of a bastard before, and I'm not sure how I feel about having done so now. :-/

Anyway, on to the wrap-up. )

Next up, hopefully the next chapter of Turbulence. I'd hoped the LMOM thing might get me rolling on that, and I did get some written, but once things turned dark, I knew this wasn't the same Snupin as in Turbulence, and I couldn't write them both at the same time.
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So, my understanding of how drawbles work is that they're supposed to take less than 30 min. In that case, this isn't a drawble, because while the actual drawing took about that, scanning it in and then making it visible once scanned in took another half hour. Honestly, my lines don't even look that light on the paper, but they looked barely there when I scanned it in. I fiddled with contrast and brightness a little on Photobucket to make it visible, so it looks like the paper is kind of gray, which it isn't. It's basic white Strathmore sketch paper, with an HB graphite pencil. And I started with this request, because it was very easy to find a post-Dopplegangland Willow screencap for reference.

I don't think she looks particularly like Willow, but she does look passably human and female, which is a start. The reference line to angle the eyes for the way she has her head turned really did not work at all though. Or I didn't follow it properly. Or something. Drawble beneath cut. )

May try charcoal for the next. Both because I used to like that the best back when I was taking art classes and because maybe it'll scan in better. Or else it'll smear all over the scanner. Hmm. Might need to rethink that.
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So, I was thinking as I posted my LMOM entry tonight, that I'd made Snape do an Anya. Which then led to wondering who'd written Snape *doing* Anya. I only found one Snape/Anya fic at Twisting The Hellmouth, but it was hysterical. As anybody/Anya pretty much will be. Now I want to see Anya/Luna, romantic or not, just to see whether the universe implodes if they're in the same place together. Anyway, on to the rec.

Title: A Remedy for What Is Ailing Me
Author: echo
Fandoms: Harry Potter, Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Rating: FR15, (kind of a soft R, I guess)
Pairing: Snape/Anya
Summary: No matter what universe she finds herself in, Anya still manages to shock, disturb, and generally pervert.
Why you should read it: Because ... it's Anya. With Snape. Anya. Oh, and it's post-Chosen. No, seriously. Don't be eating or drinking anything when you read though.


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