Yuletide

Jan. 2nd, 2016 03:53 pm
sotto_voce: Trees strung up in red-pink Christmas lights with giant blue-lit spheres hanging from the boughs ([scenery] turn on the lights)
I hope everyone had a fabulous new year! I definitely did -- I got to spend it with friends and to go to the Winter Classic (HABS HABS HABS) and Women's Outdoor Classic (ending in a tie was so appropriate), which were A++ incredible. I also had a thoroughly delightful Yuletide -- thanks again to [archiveofourown.org profile] zopponde, [archiveofourown.org profile] Missy, and [personal profile] kindness_says. ♥

This year, I wrote three fics for Yuletide! I had several more in mind too, but as usual, my eyes were bigger than my time management skills. They'll be for NYR eventually, maybe -- my goal for 2016 is to finish at least a couple of non-Yuletide fics.

Black Flag for [archiveofourown.org profile] kiyala (Ballister Blackheart/Ambrosius Goldenloin, Nimona)
When I wander home for [personal profile] littledust (Larissa "Lardo" Duan/B. "Shitty" Knight, Check, Please!)
Jewel of the Indian Ocean for [archiveofourown.org profile] Rhea (Fenella Carruth/Pat Merton, Think of England by KJ Charles)

I think many folks on my f-list are already familiar with Nimona and Check, Please!, both of which are thoroughly delightful and I really recommend, so I won't bother evangelizing for them, but now that reveals are done and I can talk about Think of England: oh man, I really loved this book. So did Goodreads, apparently. I wasn't totally sure what I was getting into, at first (I stumbled across this through reading two other people's Twitter back-and-forth, where someone mentioned it in passing as a book she'd liked), and I didn't love the other KJ Charles book I'd tried. BUT THIS ONE, MAN.

I love the early 1900s, Agatha Christie-esque isolated mansion setting, I liked the hero, I loved the love interest (HE'S SO GREAT), and I loved two members of the supporting cast. I devoured the book on my commute one day last month; I hope fellow commuters enjoyed the spectacle of me sitting there silently crying with strangled laughter. I want a bazillion more queer love story books with bonus action/suspense plots. I read it too late to ask for it for Yuletide, but there's always next year!
sotto_voce: Joshua Chamberlain staring into the distance, with caption "brains are sexy" ([mentalist] today is a good day)
I've seen several people on my f-list doing this, and it looks really neat! (I am totally jacking the explanatory language from [livejournal.com profile] summerstorm, to give credit where credit is due.) I'm making a couple of my own changes to this just to leave room for the facts that (A) I'm working on Yuletide and (B) I tend to write pretty slowly. I did a bad job of commenting on other people's, so if you're still looking to fill days, link me up!

I feel like you guys have a pretty solid handle on what my fandoms are; if you need ideas, this post has, like ... every single fannish thing I've ever written in it, and for the most part, I'm still willing to try any of those fandoms. If you know I'm into something that's not contained in that explosion of a post, just ask if I'd try it! This is a public post and I am filled with favorite-time-of-the-year cheer, so f-listies and lurkers alike are cool by me.

HOLIDAY FIC REQUESTS WHAT UP

Or advent calendar fic requests, or whatever you want to call it. Basically, comment with: a day, a fandom, a character/pairing, and a prompt, and I will write at least 100 words for you, to be posted on the day you claimed.

Any fandom you know I'm familiar with is fair game, though I reserve the right to ask for a different prompt if you pick something I don't feel comfortable writing, or a fandom I haven't been into in a long time.

List of days under the cut )

armor up

Oct. 20th, 2010 09:53 pm
sotto_voce: Joshua Chamberlain staring into the distance, with caption "brains are sexy" ([glee] put my face on)
Oh my God. Day. Worst. Do not even want to discuss.

Please take a second and leave me prompt(s). Multiples are cool. I'm most into Glee right now, so Glee prompts have by far the highest probability of being answered. I just want to write about things that are not my life right now! Show choir fits!

P.S. - Just because I'm cranky doesn't mean that prompts have to be sad to match or happy to compensate; I'm good with the gamut of emotions/ideas. For reals. I'll work with anything people throw at me! But, again, highest probability of answers for: Glee prompts, specifically ones that get a little more specific than, like -- listing a character and a color and saying the word 'go.'
sotto_voce: closeup on Iron Man's right hand, the repulsor in the palm glowing blue. ([iron man] PEACE OUT!)
Part two (of two) of 'old comment-fic from beyond the grave' resurrections!

Title: Disoriented
Fandom: Iron Man (film)
Rating: PG-13
Summary: [livejournal.com profile] bodldops requested technical difficulties with Tony and Pepper.

Everything is echoing )



Title: There Are No Mollusks on the Jeffersonian Pipes
Fandom: Bones/Black Books
Rating: PG-13
Summary: This is [livejournal.com profile] copinggoggles's fault. She wanted to see Bernard Black as the new lab assistant.

That's it. He's totally a mutant. )



Title: Dinner at the Diner
Fandom: Bones
Rating: PG-13
Summary: Decomposition and pie, for [livejournal.com profile] magwana!

It sounds like a film noir title )



Title: The Wonder Years
Fandom: The Red Star
Rating: PG-13
Summary: [livejournal.com profile] genarti asked for Alex Goncharova (and others), with the prompt of 'pressure.'

Once and young )
sotto_voce: Joshua Chamberlain staring into the distance, with caption "brains are sexy" ([actors] smile)
Posting some old meme responses; the slightly-longer-than-drabbles that I particularly liked and thought stood well on their own (and were not entirely centered on in-jokes, which, in retrospect, a lot of my drabbles are).

Title: Take Me Out to the Ballgame
Fandom: National Treasure
Rating: G
Summary: [livejournal.com profile] twobit requested National Treasure + Fenway Park.

Sweet Caroline )



Title: Treat
Fandom: M*A*S*H
Rating: G
Summary: [livejournal.com profile] cassildra requested mustard and Father Mulcahy.

The Army doesn't do unnecessary seasonings )



Title: When Troubles Melt Like Lemon Drops
Fandom: Run, Fatboy, Run
Rating: PG
Summary: [livejournal.com profile] gypsyjr requested Dennis, Jake, and bluebirds.

That's where you'll find me )



Title: Retreat
Fandom: Band of Brothers
Rating: PG-13?
Summary: [livejournal.com profile] newredshoes requested Nixon and orange.

Nobody likes it )
sotto_voce: two bunnies sitting in a pair of shoes ([misc] bunny shoes)
You find out funny things, when researching for fic-purposes. Like that Egyptian-inspired fashions were highly popular in 1923, because of the discovery of Tutankhamun's tomb.

This is especially funny, given that I was writing a ficlet based on The Mummy. [livejournal.com profile] misslucyjane is running a loveathon today, at the post in that link; no strikes, no spam, just good old love! It's simple: you fill a request, you make a request. More people should make requests, so I have things to do around doing my homework.

Or you can request things of me here. I can't promise that they'll all get done, but if it's a fandom that I know, I'll probably at least take a stab at it; whether that means an icon or a full fic or a drabble or just a line or two, I can't be sure. But I just had to email my friend and say that no, I can't go have Easter dinner with her in Connecticut, because there's too much to do here, and I'm exceedingly unhappy about this, so -- distractions is nice.

My fandoms include but are not limited to: [livejournal.com profile] milliways_bar (if I have not seen the original canon but know the character from Milliways, I'll do my best), National Treasure, Star Wars: X-Wing, M*A*S*H, The Red Star, Run Fatboy Run, Black Books, Bones, Firefly, Watchmen, Sherlock Holmes, The Office (American), Hot Fuzz, Shaun of the Dead, Scooby Doo, Final Fantasy VII. I have many, many more, but that's what I can come up with off the top of my head; feel free to request things that aren't on that list, too. I will not write: RPF, bandom, nonconsensual/incredibly iffy sex, probably graphic sex in general. Anything else goes!

(While I'm on the subject, I forgot to note last week's DE ficathon! People [people being [livejournal.com profile] rushin_doll, [livejournal.com profile] minkhollow, and [livejournal.com profile] bodldops] wrote me AWESOME THINGS, and I wrote several ficlets, too. My favorite, though, was for [livejournal.com profile] areyoumymemmy. In which Lilly Kane gets married, again; crossover with Firefly by way of [livejournal.com profile] milliways_bar. Alternate title: In which Lexie makes a sad attempt at Lilly Kane's voice.)

Give me prompts, people, or go to Jenna's loveathon and do it there, if you are inclined to fill a request. Please?

*looks cute*
sotto_voce: Angela from Bones giving the thumbs up ([bones] way to be!)
As the Yuletide reveal has now gone up, I can say:

A) That I completely sucked at guessing who wrote things (I was so sure, in one or two cases, and so wrong), and

B) That I wrote two stories. One was Manny's Birthday, a last second Black Books Treat for [livejournal.com profile] count_nickula that was criminally fun to write, and the other was The Affair of the Dutch Steamship Friesland for [livejournal.com profile] elance, a massive Sherlock Holmes story that I owe everything to my betareaders for. It was incredibly exciting to write; I've been a Sherlock Holmes fangirl since age seven or eight, and it was thrilling and terrifying at once to write something in the fandom, and especially to try to get the tone and Watson's voice right.

(Holy crap, the feedback has been so amazing on both; if anyone who's reading this commented -- thank you, thank you, thank you.)

Plus, right up til I came home, jet-lagged and half-dead, on the seventeenth, my location lent itself to the story. While writing it, I walked the Strand, I read about old-time east London in the Senate House library (which didn't wind up in the story, but still pleased me, as I was living in southeast London), I brushed up on my Holmes while riding the tube, and I went to the Sherlock Holmes Museum on Baker Street. Somewhere on the internet, there are pictures of me sitting in "Holmes and Watson's study," wearing a Watson-esque bowler hat and cracking up like a fiend.

Here's to Yuletide '07 -- a fantastic experience, and I'm for sure doing it again next year. Here is where I run away to figure out who wrote all of my favorite stories, and to thank my authors more personally!
sotto_voce: Joshua Chamberlain staring into the distance, with caption "brains are sexy" ([M*A*S*H] smile)
I went through the entirety of the Yuletide archive and read through every single fandom that I know. DONE. \o/

As before, here are links to the stories that especially resonated with me. Or that made me shriek. Sometimes both at the same time.

18 recs in 14 fandoms, which are: M*A*SH, The Mummy, Neil Gaiman's "A Study in Emerald," Neverwhere, His Dark Materials, Pushing Daisies, RPF - Comic Industry, Shaun of the Dead, Shirley Jackson's We Have Always Lived in the Castle, The Simpsons, Spaced, Stardust, and Superbad.

REC EXPLOSION: THE SEQUEL )

!!!!!!!!!

Dec. 25th, 2007 09:18 am
sotto_voce: Joshua Chamberlain staring into the distance, with caption "brains are sexy" ([iCarly] gibby says YESSS!)
OH MAN. I somehow wound up with four Yuletide stories written for me!!!

(Also, one of the two that I wrote is still uploaded on the site, but got lost somehow; it's not linked anywhere, and the recipient presumably didn't receive it. D:!!!! I emailed the mods; hopefully it'll get fixed quickly.)

I am desperately clawing for time to read them all before we leave for family things; they are all Mary Poppins Mary/Bert fic, and they are: A Look Back, Where the Air Is Clear, The Best Things Happen When You're Dancing, and What's to Happen All Happened Before.

THEY'RE ALL SO GORGEOUS I DON'T KNOW WHERE TO START.

MERRY CHRISTMAS.