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Friending Policy

Er, I've never really seen the point to having a "friending policy," but apparently it's the done thing these days, and it's been driven home to me lately what incredibly different thoughts people often have about friending on LJ/IJ/DW. So, here it is:

1. If you want to friend me, for whatever reason, go for it.
2. I may or may not friend you back for any number of reasons. If I don't friend you back, it could be one of these reasons:
a. I have no idea who you are.
b. We don't appear to have many (or any) interests in common.
c. I meant to and forgot.
3. People use the friending feature loads of different ways with all sorts of different sets of assumptions about what it means to "friend" someone. Here is my only assumption about friending: there is some interest in reading what the person writes on their LJ/IJ/DW with some regularity, which may or may not have anything to do with being friends in the more usual sense of the word. Actual friendship develops and becomes evident through interacting on each other's journals or in communities/asylums or even (gasp) offline.
4. This is not a strictly fandom journal. I've been on LJ longer than I've been in fandom, and while the opposite is true for IJ and Dw, since I crosspost almost everything to both of them, they both have the same mix of topics including fandom stuff, school stuff, relgious stuff, political stuff, dance-related stuff, and just general RL stuff. The balance of what gets the most screen space can shift without warning. Which fandom has grabbed center stage similarly shifts without warning, often even to me.
5. I don't flock much. When I do, though, I tend to filter it, because my flist is so eclectic. I tend to make it clear in the subject line what filter I'm using. If you find yourself reading posts that are filtered to a particular set of interests you're uninterested in or uncomfortable with, let me know and I'll take you off. That said, back to the start of this point: I don't flock much.

Also, this is not a comment to be added post. In fact, I'm turning comments off, because it seems whatever my "top post" is inevitably gets tons of spam comments, frequently in languages I don't speak.


Fic Master List

So, what I had up here before was never really intended as a master list, and it's been pointed out to me that it's a pain in the neck needing to know which year something was written to find it on the year-end fic meme thing. Thus, here is a master list sorted by fandom.

Edited April 2, 2013 to add that this list hasn't been updated in ages. I think at this point the central location where all my writing should be findable by now is An Archive of Our Own.

AngelCollapse )
Black JewelsCollapse )
BuffyCollapse )
ChalionCollapse )
CrossoverCollapse )
Doctor WhoCollapse )
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Sharing KnifeCollapse )
TemeraireCollapse )
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An end of an era

So, apparently the new TOS, which like most TOS caused my eyes to cross attempting to read it, prohibits LGBTQ content. (The TOS I had to "agree" to in order to post this. I decided that agreement fell under the heading of being an act of protest, largely like this post.)

Considering I'm queer and so is lots of my fic, I imagine this journal will eventually be deleted.

I doubt anyone is likely to notice, considering I'm never here anymore. I'm barely on Dreamwidth or Tumblr these days, though I do track various fandom communities and challenges on them. (Looks like the Dean/Cas Big Bang jumped ship to Tumblr just in time, come to think of it. They definitely have sufficient readership to get noticed!) At any rate, I've been totally ignoring the annual charge to my credit card to keep all the shiny icons and mood theme. It shows up. I wince and wonder why I didn't cancel it, and I forget all about it.

Well, I'm not going to delete this LJ for 6A, but I sure as shit am going to stop paying for this nonsense. I think it usually renews in July, which it no longer will.

ETA: Oops. Guess I already did that. I'm now tempted to start uploading daily queer content of some kind instead. I've got enough in my back catalogue ...


Ooh, someone wrote me Charvelle!

So spnspringfling is in full swing, and my anon wrote me Bad Ideas, Good Intentions which is an awesome bit of canon-compliant Charvelle. Go, read, enjoy!

Title: Somehow, Somewhere, Someway
Author: firefly124
Pairing(s): Charlie/Jo, past Jo/Dean, mentions of Dean/Cas
Rating: Teen
Wordcount: 11770
Summary: Jo’s about had it with their crappy dorm and so has Charlie. When Gabriel Novak’s Fortune 500 company offers off-campus housing and a free ride for one year to any team of two people who can successfully complete a set of challenges, she’s all for it. There’s just a couple of problems. The challenges are weird, and the stress of trying to complete them in the middle of finals is triggering some really horrifying dreams, not just for her but Charlie too. Horrifying dreams that seem entirely too real, but couldn’t possibly be. Could they?
Warnings/Kinks: canon-compliant through 10x23 including canon character deaths, fix-it fic
Link to art masterpost: http://isis-mcgee.livejournal.com/3062.html
Fic on AO3: http://archiveofourown.org/works/4799522
A/N: Please go see isis_mcgee's awesome art post and give her some love. THank you, isis_mcgee for making such awesome art for this fic! Huge thanks, also, to laiksmarei for beta-reading despite being in the midst of Major Life Stuff (and sick). You rock, woman.

Title courtesy of Kenny Wayne Shepherd's song by the same name.
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

Title: Brewing Up Trouble
Author: 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. :-)]

SPNFemMiniBang match-up reveals are up!

So, as it is all now publicly visible here, I can squee even more loudly about the fact I got claimed by cryptomoon/[dreamwidth.org profile] bottledgrace/[tumblr.com profile] hollygoharder! Go check out her lovely work!

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


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!



Borrowed from 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)

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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 ramblyCollapse )

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


Goodbye, Miss T

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.


So,just as HP sucked me into crack_broom, SPN has sucked me into 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.

Ooh, another stocking stuffer!

One person over at [dreamwidth.org 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: [dreamwidth.org 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.
Between [insanejournal.com profile] adventdrabbles and [dreamwidth.org 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: [dreamwidth.org 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: [dreamwidth.org 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: [dreamwidth.org 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: [dreamwidth.org 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: [dreamwidth.org 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.

Stocking Reveals Are Up!

I should already be asleep, but I came home to find that [dreamwidth.org 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 [dreamwidth.org profile] medie and the various helper elves who made it all happen.

Title: Nine to Five (What a Way to Make a Living)
Author: [dreamwidth.org 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: 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: [dreamwidth.org 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: [dreamwidth.org 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: [dreamwidth.org 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 [dreamwidth.org profile] fuzzyboo put it, it is 19% mpreg by volume, with a lovely plot and some unexpected twists.


Title: Winterfair Interlude
Author: [dreamwidth.org 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

Stockings are being hung!

The semester is over(ish)*, [insanejournal.com profile] adventdrabbles is up and running, and I see the [dreamwidth.org 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. DigressionCollapse )

Anyway, if you are doing the [dreamwidth.org 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

Wow, on the quiz again!

With tomorrow being the big 50th anniversary celebration and special, it seems that 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!,

I'm on the quiz!

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 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?

Classic Who Watch

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.babbleCollapse )


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