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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: hermione/snape - bit of romance (hgss bit of romance)
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!,
firefly124: hermione/snape - bit of romance (hgss bit of romance)
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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Over the last two days, I've received weird, link-only emails from 3 different SSHG fen, at least two of whom I know to be very security-minded. I've only just let the third know about it, because I only just got that last email, but the first two were able to determine that their accounts had been accessed by someone in another country.

I'm not sure if someone is working through one of the archives or possibly the Exchange (I saw the Exchange admin email on one of the address lists, but that only means it was in the person's contact list), but three SSHG fangirls in 24 hrs feels like a pattern of some kind.

In any case, this is probably as good a time as any to make sure there's no weird stuff in your sent folder, strengthen your passwords, and whatever other reasonable measures you can think of to make sure your email account is secure. And if you get any such weirdness from me, please let me know so I can reset my passwords as well.
firefly124: fanfic writing is my therapy (writing therapy by savine_snape)
It took me long enough to get my [livejournal.com profile] hpcon_envy fics done, but done and posted they are. Probably just about in time for the next round for Dragon Con. *rolls eyes @ self* Also, these were meant to be drabbles. Only one came close, and one got completely away from me and threatened to keep going. Oops?

Title: First Steps
Recipient: [livejournal.com profile] bambu345
Fandom(s): Vorkosigan
Rating: G
Word Count: 121
Prompt: Perhaps the moment before Cordelia sees Aral after having escaped her own planet? She's left everything for him, but hasn't seen him yet after having made such an enormous, bridge-burning choice.
A/N: Once I revisited this bit of canon, I realized I had to go a tad earlier, as we actually do get Cordelia's interior monologue as she goes from meeting Count Piotr to finding Aral. Hope this suits.

Title: Anything but Routine
Recipient: [livejournal.com profile] morethansirius
Fandom(s): In order of appearance: Torchwood, Harry Potter, Doctor Who
Rating: G
Word Count: 1452
Prompt: I would love to see what happens when Doctor Ten, Captain Jack and Unspeakable Snape all arrive to investigate the same crime scene/alien phenomenon/magical occurrence.
A/N: Set just before “Reset” for Torchwood, between the “Voyage of the Damned” & “Partners in Crime” for Doctor Who, and way after Deathly Hallows for the Potterverse.

Title: Everything Hasn't Changed Yet
Recipient: [livejournal.com profile] orlando_switch
Fandom(s): Harry Potter, Torchwood
Rating: G
Word Count: 200
Prompt: The post Voldemort era leaves Lucius disillusioned and (according to Jason Isaac) emasculated - and therefore in dire need to regain his self-confidence/masculinity/virility and a new perspective at the world. Unfortunately, everyone in his own world is too busy building up their life to offer him a helping hand. I'd like to see an encounter between him and captain Jack, a man who has seen it all, done it all but never lost his touch to celebrate life.
A/N: Sometime in 1999, well after Deathly Hallows and before Jack assumes control of Torchwood 3.
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.
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Most likely, if you are someone who reads or has fics archived on the Online Wizarding Library or OWL archive, you learned before I did that they will be closing the site effective April 30. But as the announcement was only made via the front page, and I wouldn't have heard if someone hadn't mentioned it to me in chat, it seems worth passing along.

Apparently the site is down right now. This is part of the stated reason for closing: the servers are showing their age. Hopefully it will come back up, as people are trying to save their reviews and fics.

There are efforts on the LJ comm [livejournal.com profile] owl_tauri to help authors save their fics, tips on how to save reviews, and that sort of thing. The comm is going to be kept open by [personal profile] juno_magic until January 1, 2013.

While I understand nothing is forever, I am sad to see OWL go.
firefly124: snape and lupin (snupin icon by minuet99)
Title: A Very Ood Day
Author: [livejournal.com profile] snapealina
Pairing: Severus/Remus
Rating: G
Word count: about 1400
Warning: Doctor Who-obsessed author and general silliness, so don’t even blink
Why you should go read this: What, the warning didn't sell you? There's DW silliness and Remus geekiness and Severus snark. There should also be a beverage alert for several of the one-liners, so I suggest setting anything you don't want to land on your keyboard or monitor aside.
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!
firefly124: error message stating: canon error, apply fanfic? (canon error apply fanfic)
Two fandoms, two gutting character deaths. In one, I'm startlingly okay with following where canon has gone since (while still preferring to read & write fic that either ignores or fixes said character death). In the other, I have yet to see (and have no desire to see) either half of the final installment in movie form, lest said character death be made more real once seen on-screen, as if I don't believe I'd still be able to buy into or write fic in which said character death either never happened or is fixed. Have read and written more in fandom #2. Am currently reading and writing more in fandom #1. Oh, and I've had an additional two years to process the character death in fandom #2, in which I'd actually *like* to be writing more but have been struggling with for rather a while now.

WTF, brain?

In other news, due to a call-out, I came off orientation a day early. Managed okay, so far as I know (guess I'll find out what I missed, documentation-wise, on Monday, as I'm sure there was something). Am once again having moments of "WTF was I thinking with this whole nursing thing?" Hopefully they'll pass.

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!


Jun. 15th, 2011 08:24 pm
firefly124: fanfic writing is my therapy (writing therapy by savine_snape)
For the first time in months, I managed to write 500 words a day for at least 5 days out of the week. That included finishing off the fic that got posted, making some headway on my [community profile] wintercompanion fic, and entirely too much puttering around with TFTWSD.


Now if the thing that's actually got a due date looming would just show some sign of where the hell it's trying to go. :-D

Also, I made it through the "watch a gazillion videos" and "be shown a gazillion forms you will never remember" days of orientation and am on the floor tomorrow shadowing. Meep!
firefly124: hermione/snape - bit of romance (hgss bit of romance)
Title: Progress
Fandom: Harry Potter
Pairing: Snape/Hermione
Rating: G
Summary: It can take a long time to heal the aftereffects of a war.
A/N: Written for [personal profile] psyfic who won this with a very generous donation in the lightning round of the [livejournal.com profile] qldfloodauction. I'm so, so sorry it took me this long, and I hope you enjoy it! Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] laiksmarei for beta-reading and [livejournal.com profile] melusin_79 for Brit-picking.

Progress )


May. 19th, 2011 01:15 am
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[livejournal.com profile] winkingstar has done podfic of one of the ficlets I did for [livejournal.com profile] haro's [livejournal.com profile] fandom_stocking. She has a lovely reading voice, and it was a treat for me to hear it read.

The ficlet is Possibilities, which is a G-rated Neville/Luna, and the download link for the podfic can be found here.
firefly124: (Droxy!Snape and firefly)
Aeternitas was awesome. Amanda and her HPMA crew did a great job, and the Margate Hotel staff were friendlier and more accommodating than I've experienced in the two other cons I've attended. Also, my roommates, [livejournal.com profile] laiksmarei, [livejournal.com profile] lariope, and [livejournal.com profile] mollyssister, were great. I wish them all much unbroken sleep to make up for my horrendous snoring. (I wish some remedy would actually work for this. I really feel I've tried abso-effing-lutely everything, and none of it works. Well, the CPAP works, but then I can't sleep because I'm fighting to exhale, so that's not particularly useful either.)

Pics are up on my fannish FB. I've only tagged people who I know don't mind linking their FB to their cosplay, but if you're in there and want to, please feel free to tag yourself.

Now for the longish stuff, complete with writerly navel-gazing. )

So that's it! It was a wonderful time, and I can't wait to go back in 2013.
firefly124: hermione/snape - bit of romance (hgss bit of romance)
I was approached by someone named Juno, not to be confused with [personal profile] juno_magic, looking to translate my first SS/HG Exchange fic, As Soon As I Belong, into Russian. For anyone who can read Russian, it has started posting here.

It's kind of surreal seeing something you've written translated into a language you can't read. An honor, definitely, and I'm kind of amazed by it.
firefly124: lupin in poa (lupin by d0rk_icons)
Title: When You Go Down To The Woods Today (You're Sure Of A Big Surprise)
Author: [personal profile] remuslives23
Pairings/Characters: Jack Harkness/Remus Lupin
Rating: NC17
Summary: This is the story of how Jack learned the truth about werewolf mythology.
Why you should read it: It's hot as hell, makes complete sense as a crossover point, and did I mention the hotness? Of course, I'm slightly biased, as [personal profile] remuslives23 wrote it for me as part of the [livejournal.com profile] qldfloodauction fundraiser. Go. Read. Enjoy.

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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