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Oct. 11th, 2008

Fic Update - various fandoms

I haven't posted in this IJ for yonks! I've mostly been using my lj instead. Laziness, mostly. A quick summary of fic since my last post:

- Ode to Normalcy: Jack/Irina, queen.
- resolve me of all ambiguities: who is Milo Rambaldi to Jack Bristow? Set quite a few years post-S5 (so, in a way AU, I suppose).
- Cold Mountain: for the porn battle. young!Jack/Arvin, 'bastard-cold'. Porn. Ish.
- See Jack Smile // Thief of Time: In reality two fics, but set around the same prompt: Jack and Irina have a happy ending, one way or another. The first one is J/I, the second one is primarily Sloane.

Alias / Carnivale
- Bloodlines: Wherein Brother Justin is Arvin Sloane's father.

- Survival: Connor/Ilyria, survival, cat.

Babylon 5
- Beatitudes:Londo and G'Kar call the Council meeting in Endgame. Vir observes.

- Watchmen: Dawn attends a service and treads the fine line between faith and religion while the Knights of Byzantium proselytise.

Harry Potter
- Allotted Portions: There is a room in the Ministery that is not warded. Set during GoF; goings-on at the Department of Mysteries. Albus Dumbledore, Arthur Weasley, Cornelius Fudge, minor characters.

- Blind Faith: Jane/Bill, worship.

- Dajin: River at Kaylie and Simon's wedding.

Life on Mars
- whole bunch of fics for the porn meme, links to all the parts here. Various characters and pairings.

3:10 to Yuma
- Hands, or something like it: Killing time. Wade/Evans, hard slash.


Must get better at updating, damnit.

Jan. 8th, 2008

Faith fic-a-thon SIGN-UPS OPEN!

I cannot believe I forgot to post about this here! *facepalm*


Ladies and gentlemen, lads and ladettes,

Kindly direct your attention to ninebillion, a community set up by myself and [info]darlas_mom to host the long-promised multifandom faith/religion fic-a-thon. If, like us, you've wanted to try your hand at writing about religion, or the tricky bits of a character's faith or lack thereof but have been dissuaded by just how a touchy a subject it can be nowadays...

Well, I'm not going to lie to you, it's still a touchy subject. But that's why we have [info]ninebillion! It's a safe, supportive community where you can write, and discuss, and ask awkward questions. There is a host of resources, and beta readers, and willing readers.

There is also a fic exchange. Because we like gift-giving.


You can sign up by clicking on the link above. The relevant dates are:
Sign ups close 1 Feb, assignments go out 6 Feb, and fics are due 15 March.

There will probably be pie, handed out in a singularly arbitrary manner. Just because we can.

There will most certainly be shiny new graphics & linkies you can snag, just as soon as we upload them. But don't wait for the adverts! Beat the rush and sign-up today.

(Smallprint: all pie will be virtual pie, no exchanges or refunds if you end up with a flavour of pie you do not like.)

Jan. 5th, 2008


I am so failing to post concurrently to this and my lj. Le sigh. I'm going to probably do an import function thing at some point, but it's not like I wrote a load of stuff over November/December, so that should be ok.

Must. Stop. Being. Pants.

Oct. 21st, 2007

Dear Yuletide author -

Dear Yuletide author,

Thank you so much for writing for me! You'll notice that I settled on fairly happy fandoms this year - well, that'd be because I'm hoping for happy and/or funny fic for this year's [info]yuletide. I don't really have anything more specific than that in mind - for Nextwave and Transmetropolitan I'd be happy with any characters, really, taken in any direction you want to go in, for Sex & the City I'm an unrepentant Carrie/Mr Big shipper but other than that I'm free & easy, and for Nip/Tuck, I'm good with slash, gen or, indeed, anything you feel happy writing. Seriously. All I want for Yuletide is something you enjoyed writing. So - have a blast!

Many thanks,


Oct. 14th, 2007

Just a note to say that I'm still alive, but ridiculously busy. I wish finals were over. *counts days*

Sep. 20th, 2007

Hiatus (again)

1) I'm back in college, and prepping for finals. Finals are: a dissertation-style exam, where we research a given topic for a month beforehand and deliver a defence on an unseen question in the exam, and a seven-hour (full-day) paper on absoutely anything they can think of. My days are spent researching, and writing seven-hour exams as practice papers. This is tiring. *eats caffeinne pills*

2) Work-related things have kick-started, with a different direction rearing as a possibility & requiring prep time.

3) I'm also trying to keep abreast of fic commitments such as [info]fire_fic and any ficathons I've already committed to. 

I'm probably not going to be very available until I get a handle on things. If anyone wants to help with the running of the faith-a-thon (which will hopefully be launched next month), that would be appreciated.

Otherwise - emails will be checked, journals less so.

Sep. 13th, 2007

Career options

Now this is a timely meme! *g* Nabbed from [info]lafemmedarla:
1. Go to
2. Put in Username: nycareers, Password: landmark.
3. Take their "Career Matchmaker" questions.
4. Post the top fifteen results.

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All in all, the first few were things I'd done already, the last few were things I'd want to do, and the others lower down on the list were pipedreams. (There comes a day in every person's life when they realise that they are never going to be an astronaut. That day was on Tuesday. Woe.)

In conclusion, WTF as a general rule.


In other events - a very Happy New Year to all on my list who are celebrating.


xposted to IJ/LJ.
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Sep. 12th, 2007

TOS ficlet: Interesting Times (1/1)

A tiny wee ficlet for [info]brandy_took, as part of the 'cherry!fics' challenge.

Title: Interesting Times
Fandom: ST: TOS
Summary: Ancient curses abound. [info]100fandoms prompt #21, 'fiddle'. Some McCoy and Spock for [info]brandy_took. Ampersand more so than slash, sorry!



Sep. 10th, 2007

Faith-orientated ficathon?

I'm interested in running a faith-orientated ficathon, and would like to judge the level of interest before I go ahead and set it up.

What would this ficathon be about?
There isn't enough fic out there celebrating the faiths of all our favourite characters. For that matter, given recent world events, there isn't enough understanding out there of other people's beliefs, full stop. In this fic challenge, you'd write about a character's relationship to their faith. It doesn't have to be something we see on-screen, and they don't have to be uber-religious. We're not all going to write about Shepherd Book, for instance - but how did Mal Reynolds lose his faith? Inara was lighting candles in a temple in Serenity - how does she relate to her beliefs? President Bartlet's faith is well-explored, but what about Zoe's, or Ellie's? How does Sisko square his own religious beliefs with being declared an Emissary of another people's faith? For that matter - how does Lister feel about being Cloister?

This would be a ficathon where we look at faith - lightly and irreverently, or deeply and with warmth - and see what part it plays in the lives of our favourite characters.

What would this ficathon involve?
Well, currently, showing an interest! The thought was to run an ideas-based gift exchange, along the format of: "I'd like to see birth rituals/thoughts, with characters X, Y, and Z from fandom A, or characters F, G, H, from fandom I, or any characters from fandom K" The options would be clarified a little, of course, and it would depend on how many people signed up.

Isn't writing about religion scary?
Well, I won't bite! Fandom seems terrified of even breaching the subject, and that is just unnecessary. Come write about Sayid or CJ or Kira Nerys. We'll all be doing it, right alongside.

Where is my handy poll?
Right here!

Poll #364 Interest in a faith-orientated ficathon?
Open to: All, results viewable to: All

Would you be interested in participating in a faith-orientated ficathon? (i.e. one focused primarily on a character's relationship with their faith?)

View Answers

Yes! Definitely, wild horses couldn't keep me away!
0 (0.0%)

No, are you crazy, this is a recipe for disaster!
0 (0.0%)

Maybe, depending on the format.
3 (75.0%)

Maybe, depending on when it takes place.
2 (50.0%)

Some other answer that I shall expand upon in the comments.
0 (0.0%)

What format should the ficathon have?

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A gift-exchange with a limited number of fandoms/characters.
0 (0.0%)

A gift-exchange with an unlimited number of fandoms/characters.
0 (0.0%)

4 (100.0%)

Some other format that's clearly better
0 (0.0%)

Should 'created' faiths be included e.g. the Minbari faith in Babylon 5 or the Bajoran faith in Deep Space Nine?

View Answers

No. The ficathon should be limited to existing/historical faiths and not include 'created' ones.
0 (0.0%)

Yes! It's about faith, whatever its forms!
4 (100.0%)

No preference.
0 (0.0%)

Some other stroke of brilliance, to be detailed in the comments.
0 (0.0%)

When should the ficathon take place?

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0 (0.0%)

2 (66.7%)

1 (33.3%)

Some other combination of months that would be far, far better.
0 (0.0%)

Please leave thoughts etc in the comments, I'd be interested in seeing what people think!

xposted to LJ

Sep. 9th, 2007

I'm back! Tired at the moment and with a huge 'to do' list, so catching up on lj and ij will be time-consuming and may not happen. Fill me in on anything important that I missed?

And speaking of missing important things - I managed to miss dearest [info]monanotlisa's birthday! I fail. Belated birthday wishes, my sweet. *waves hands in the wish-granting manner of many fairies etc* Your wish, my command, virtual Sam Seaborn to follow in virtual cake, covered in virtual cream and no virtual spoon.

Bed now, I think. I am v. tired indeed.

Aug. 30th, 2007

Brief break

I'm off on my hols tomorrow. I expect that I shall have some internet access out there, but it'll be rather sporadic. Send cake and cabling etc c/o Eastern Europe. See you in a week and a half!

Aug. 28th, 2007

Unpublished Star Trek novel - free to good homes

If, like me, you picked up 'Probe', read a chapter and put it down, disappointed, you might be forgiven for thinking that Margaret Wander Bonanno lost her touch following 'Strangers From the Sky'. After, 'Probe' sounded nothing like her...

Well, as it turns out, that's because it wasn't by her. It was written by a whole batch of writers, and she ended up penning only 7% of the finished product. Boy, does it show.

As a long-time MWB fan, as I was thus delighted to learn that the original version of the novel is available online. It followed up Cleante and T'Shael's stories from 'Dwellers in the Crucible' (another favourite), and focused on the alien probe in STIV. You can get it by emailing her directly or, as I ended up doing, tracking down one of the numerous websites that kept copies of it. It's a hefty read - 0.75MB in .pdf format - but it's MWB, guys. If anyone wants a copy, drop me a note, and I will email it out.

And for those concerned about such things - this thing is 100% completely legal, with lawyers saying so and everything. So there.




migraine now passed. About fucking time, too.



courtesy of [info]athena25 I saw 'All About My Mother', the world premier of the english translation and oooooh, it was so wonderful! Oh, Diana Rigg, how much do I love thee!! Oh, mark gatiss! Oh, wonderful woman playing the lead whose name has completely escaped me but she's in everything, you're all wonderful!

Unfortunately, I missed the last 15 minutes or so due to said migraine (see above) arriving and making the bright lights on stage somewhat, erm, excrutiatingly painful. So I shall simply have to go see it again, to get the full flavour. Oh noes! *g*

Seriously, this is a real gem. Go see it if at all possible, if only to hear Diana Rigg saying, "It's been thirty years since I sucked cock." Because, YES.


Aug. 27th, 2007

My On-Line Life

Given the recent clarifications posted by LJ, whereby fiction is also subjected to the two-strikes rule, I have decided that the following will be happening during the month of September:

- I will be setting up a fiction page. Many thanks to [info]eponis for offering me web-space, for she is a star, yea verily. URL etc to follow once I have something to put up there. I hope to have the bare bones of a website up and running by the end of September.

- My fic will be migrated there bit by bit, deleting the body of the fic from LJ and posting a link to the website instead. That goes for community entries too. I don't want anything hosted on LJ that could be randomly deleted.

- I will buy myself a paid/permanent IJ account and make it me-friendly. This means figuring out how to make it less of an eye-sore. Any ideas on journal layouts?

- I will be crossposting for the foreseeable future.


Future plans:

- Fic to be hosted on website, with links elsewhere. No more fic to be posted to LJ AT ALL. I don't write explicit stuff as a general rule (except for a very few fics), however, I have serious issues with LJ's draconian anti-gay agenda, and don't want the fic to be hosted here or affiliated with LJ in any way.

- Journal to be hosted on [info]scribblit or the [info]fandom_flies-developed equivalent, as and when those are up and running, with re-directing links on my LJ-profile. Back-up and cross-posting on IJ. LJ will become a 'reading only' journal for the portion of my flist that didn't/couldn't migrate.


Further thoughts:

LJ has until August 28 to respond to my complaint to the BBB. Thus far, there hasn't been a peep from them. According to the San Francisco BBB:

"A pattern of unanswered or unresolved complaints becomes a part of the firm's record, and is reported to inquirers who ask about the company."

That includes investors, LJ/6A!

Now who wants to complain about their latest switcheroo regarding fiction?

Aug. 25th, 2007


[info]fire_fic is an LJ community set up to help a single mum who lost everything in a fire on August 13. Fandom is coming together to offer their services in an effort to raise money. My own offer is here .

Do go have a look. if you want a custom fic, please do consider bidding - at mine, at someone else's offer, it doesn't matter - and please do think about joining and helping out.

Aug. 21st, 2007

BtVS double drabble

Wrist update: it's a little better. Somewhat useable, in any case, but I've still got the brace, obviously. I have work tomorrow, then many days off. This is good.

Double-drabble in the meantime.

Title: the sum of all things
Fandom: BtVS
Summary: Buffy, during Earshot (S3). Should probably warn for ickiness. *shrug*


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You know what would be awesome? Someone pointing me to all the hot S/A A:tS S5 first-time fic. Yes, I know they've been shagging like bunnies for hundreds of years. I choose to live in denail for the purposes of Teh Hot. Go on, you know you want to.

Aug. 19th, 2007

Angel FIC: On the Day Before (Lilah/Cordelia)

Title: On the Day Before
Author: [info]kangeiko
Fandom: A:tS
Written for: [info]viciouswishes as part of [info]femslash_minis.
Rating: R/NC-17
Word count: 860
Request: Lilah/Cordelia, rope and a rose.
Summary: Darla wasn't the only one Wolfram & Hart had tucked away in its Dreamscaping Division. S2, set a little before Untouched.

A/N: I didn't get a chance to expand on this as much as I would have licked, because I managed to destroy my wrist about four days ago. Also, I stole my title from The West Wing. Shameless, I know. I hope that you enjoy it, regardless.


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Aug. 16th, 2007

Wait. What?

Spoilers for Buffy S8 #4 )

On the other hand, #5 rocked. )

What's with all the Jossverse fic bunnies? I have ideas for everything (except the things I'm supposed to be actually writing, of course. Bah.). It's 'cause I've been rewatching the entirety of the run, isn't it? It makes you want to fic things. Damn it.

Late, must be away to bed. But before I go, it suddenly occurs to me. If I link to, does that mean that I'm going to be banned? It does occasionally feature non-lj approved stuff, after all...


OK, I'll stop now. :)

Aug. 15th, 2007

Fandom-y memes

I had a date tonight. No beating about the bush - it was awful. The guy was pretty much everything I despise in a person, and I couldn't wait to get away. Urgh.

Something more fun, shamelessly stolen from [info]yahtzee63:

Here are five fictional characters that I want on my side when the apocalypse comes.

1. Buffy. Because she's got a fighting chance of actually stopping said apocalypse.

2. Zoe. She's got a big gun, she's hard as nails, she can keep everyone (including smart-arses like Mal) in line, and she can keep her cool when the sky is exploding.

3. Cordelia. Pre-cog, can fight, has proven ability to not fall to itty bitty pieces in the event of the world exploding. Not so useful after she's all evil and demon-y.

4. Locke. Can find food, make things out of bits of wood, and jury-rig just about anything.

5. Julian Bashir. Doctor experienced in working in a warzone, 'nuff said.

Now you.

Also -

Comment with one of my fandoms, and I'll reply with:

Questions )

Aug. 14th, 2007

A short history of everything

My month of craziness continues. I've worked out that I haven't gone for more than three days without DRAMA!!!!11!! appearing on my doorstep. In some cases, it's been horrifyingly serious. In others, it's been vaguely amusing, and easily dealt with. Still DRAMA!!!11!!, though, whichever way you look at it. I haven't been sleeping well.

+ Fandom: I've hit 66 stories on my [info]100fandoms table. This makes me ludicrously happy. The prompts are becoming even harder now, with fandoms I'm not very familair with. The quality is teriorating somewhat, but I suppose that can't be helped. I haven't been terribly focused for these last few weeks, anyway, so producing fic that makes sense was always going to be a challenge.

+ LJ asshattery: actually, they're not being asshats at the moment. Their recent statement was rather professional. Unfortunately, I don't actually believe them, and don't even want to try. Fool me once, etc. Amusingly, I got an email today from the Better Business Buerau, where I filed my official complaint against 6A's conduct during this time. They've looked at my complaint, deemed it an actual complaint, and have forwarded it to 6A to address. They now have until 28 August to respond... I'll let you know what, if anything, I get in reply.

+ Life: I mentioned the DRAMA!!!11!! already, yes? Things have been all over the place. Oddly, I'm ok with that. Not ok with some of what's happened, but ok with getting through it. Even where I can't do a damned thing, I still feel a lot more in control of myself and a lot more useful. There, that was suitably cryptic.

+ World: I honestly wonder if the world is ending. I know that sounds crazy and all, but I'm getting back in the habit of reading my 'development news' bulletins, which means that a sizeable portion of my day is now once again filled with death and carnage. It makes you wonder.

+ Work&school: Because they are entwined, like lovers. Really twisted, boring lovers who like books. Boring books. OK, enough of that. I have about a week of work left, then am on holiday for a few days. Then back to work for, ooooh, three whole days, then on actual holiday. A week after I come back from actual holiday, I'm back in college, prepping for finals. I mentioned the DRAMA!!11!! bit, right? This month has been very bitty.

+ Books: I've read several. I should review and update my reading list, right?

+ Webpage: or lack thereof. I've been um-ing and ah-ing about setting up a space where I can put all my fic in one place, and stop faffinf about with using LJ and IJ and who knows what else as archival spaces. Any ideas on a suitable provider in the UK, not too expensive for a really small, compact website? (And a web editor that won't scare me into leaving this for another year?)

+ Boys: I have a date tomorrow.

Also? My robot brain needs beer tea.

Aug. 13th, 2007

FICS (B5 & Indiana Jones)

Stuff I owe people.

Title: Five Sins You Never Meant
Fandom: Babylon 5
Summary: Marcus finds out about John/Susan. For [info]leyenn.

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Title: What We Leave Behind
Fandom: Indiana Jones
Summary: Marion/Indy, post-Last Crusade (featuring possibly immortal Indy, and also gardening). For [info]bluerosefairy. [info]100fandoms #11 'old'.


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