sotto_voce: Joshua Chamberlain staring into the distance, with caption "brains are sexy" ([hellboy] whoomch)

This is where I will be on my lunch break.

Fics that are awesome:
Damnation! by [ profile] indiana_j, Sherlock Holmes, in which Mary Morstan saves the day.
And Her Ruins by [ profile] sinuous_curve, Star Trek, in which Winona Kirk refuses to be held back.
and keep your powder dry by [ profile] penknife, Star Trek, in which Gaila kicks ass.
Sync by [ profile] alicamel, Leverage, in which Parker is off-kilter and hysterical.
What It Means to Me by [ profile] bluerosefairy, Glee, in which Mercedes pulls the Glee Club together around one of its own and happily gives up the spotlight.
Blonde Ambition by [ profile] nataliadarimini, Psych, in which Juliet crushes stereotypes and then stomps on them. And arrests them.
experiment by [ profile] asimaiyat, Scooby Doo, in which Velma is not going to take girls making assumptions and trying to use her as their personal experiment anymore. (Note: HAHAHAHAHAAA!!!)
and so on and on and on by [ profile] hyacinthian, Scooby Doo, in which Daphne is completely aware of what people think about her, and it's all wrong.
Loves Makes You Grow by [ profile] rise_your_dead, Hellboy, in which Liz steps out of her fireproof room.
shoulda woulda by [ profile] moirariordan, Royal Pains, in which Divya doesn't always want to be who everyone thinks she is.
Alphabet Soup by [ profile] effie214, NCIS, in which Colonel Mann re-learns how to be Holly.
be back soon by [ profile] fangirly_joy, iCarly, in which Sam thinks that pity-for-being-in-juvie is worse than juvie itself.
Just Give 'Er by [ profile] wasabi_girl1, How I Met Your Mother, in which Robin is sick of the Canada jokes.
Trust by [ profile] nightwalker, The Hunger Games, in which Rue decides who to trust.
not because you feel something or don't feel something by [ profile] hateable, Supernatural, in which Ava Wilson makes the choice: them or her.

Fics that I wrote:
what friends are for; Glee; Santana Lopez/Brittany; PG-13
language; True Blood; Jessica Hamby; R
eye for an eye; Glee; Rachel Berry[+Jesse St. James], PG
woman king, sword in hand; NCIS/Burn Notice; Ziva David + Fiona Glenanne, PG-13
sotto_voce: Joshua Chamberlain staring into the distance, with caption "brains are sexy" ([red sox] wild thing)
[ profile] silverpenlight did, as my Christmas present, because SHE IS MY FAVORITE. She no longer uses a writing journal and didn't want to put it in a public post on her own journal, so I have her permission to post it here so that I can brag about its amazingness to people.

It is fan fiction. Based on We've Got Work to Do from Threadless.


Title: the road this far can't be retraced
Author: [ profile] silverpenlight
Fandom: Scooby Doo, Where Are You! / Threadless t-shirts
Characters: Velma Dinkley, Scooby-Doo, Daphne Blake, Fred Jones, Shaggy Rogers
Pairings: Daphne/Freddie, Velma/Daphne
Rating: Somewhere between PG-13 and R
Summary: Velma saved them in the end. She knew she did, she wasn't shy about it. Her research gave them machetes, chainsaws and shotguns, garlic and holy water, silver bullets. She was the first one to take aim and squeeze off four shots, the last one taking the zombie right through the forehead and knocking him down hard before he could take a bite out of Fred's arm. She took the knife, the kitchen knife they'd found in Fred's apartment and the only one they had then, and she cut off the head and shot it one last time, spraying blood and brain across the asphalt of the road where they'd stopped for a bathroom break.

Let's split up! Fred says, and she wants to scream and she can't and she can't and then they're gone and she's opening her eyes to the empty van. )
sotto_voce: Joshua Chamberlain staring into the distance, with caption "brains are sexy" ([misc] yuletide!!!)
First of many [ profile] yuletide recs! In fairly random order. I mostly post quotes instead of commentary, because I have SO MANY RECS that if I did full commentary for each, I would never finish this ever.

Also these rec quotes contain no italics or special formatting even if the original quotes did, because I'm pulling them off my delicious account.

SCOOBY DOO, WHERE ARE YOU? (all for meeee!)
Haunting Things (Real and Fake)
(If you have seen Scooby Doo on Zombie Island, you will immediately understand how amazing it is when I say that this fic is based on it. And if you haven't, it doesn't matter; you don't have to have seen it! All you need to know is that Zombie Island showed that the gang had gone their separate ways, tired of unmasking fake monsters, and that Daphne goes on to have a talk show while Velma owns a mystery bookstore. The fic is poignant and sweet and sad, primarily following Velma through her unrequited love for Daphne.)
“I’m sorry,” she says and sits down on the end of Velma’s sleeping bag. “I know you’re sad.”

“Why?” Velma asks. She wishes she had the words for what she’s feeling. Why are you leaving me? isn’t quite right, nor is Why don’t you love me? but both are as true as they are incorrect for what she wants to say.

The Mystery of Life
(How the gang is getting along post-series; absolutely delightful and lit up my Christmas morning. The revelation that Shaggy is a stoner is one of the most apt things EVER and thrills me to no freaking end.)
"You found our yearbook! Oh wow." Daphne took the book from Fred and started flipping through the pages. "Look at my signature to you! 'Dear Freddie, as long as the ocean waves... stay groovy! Hugs and Kisses'... how many x's and o's did I possibly need? 'Daffy.' Daffy!" She hooted. "Let's see what you put, Shag."

(This was a Yuletide treat for me, totally unexpected, and it is fabulous! The summary sets it up perfectly: Fred loves Velma, Velma loves Daphne, Daphne loves Shaggy, and Shaggy loves visiting all-you-can-eat buffets with his friend Scooby. It's a series of vignettes following relationships between the gang, and the insights that we gain are wonderful. Velma is awesome at Jeopardy and sudoku, and is totally kinky! Daphne realizes that she's known as the dumb pretty one and hates it!)
He used to sneak up behind her and pinch her waist and she'd give a little startled jump and let out a high pitched "Jinkies!" He'd give her a moment to compose herself and push her glasses back up her nose because they'd slipped, and then he'd throw both his arms around her. He could never guess what she was gonna be enthusiastic about ahead of time, but there was always something, like the time she came home, cheeks flushed, and said: "Hey, you know what? We've never tried tying each other up! Get some rope, let's go, let's go!"

Recs for: Hot Fuzz, The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency [books & TV], Anastasia, Band of Brothers, Black Books, Breakfast at Tiffany's, Cable & Deadpool, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Lloyd Alexander's Chronicles of Prydain, District 9, Glee, The Hardy Boys [books], Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle, Hellboy/BPRD [comics], Kristin Cashore's Graceling, How I Met Your Mother, Amelie, I Am Maru, Four Weddings and a Funeral, Lackadaisy, Archie comics, Alias [comic], Neil Gaiman's A Study in Emerald, Burn Notice, Hercules )

sotto_voce: Joshua Chamberlain staring into the distance, with caption "brains are sexy" ([red sox] wild thing)
It is, like, 2 in the fucking morning and I have to get up in four hours and the server is taking such a pounding that I can't leave comments for the life of me but I DO NOT CARE, I DO NOT CARE, I DO NOT CARE, I AM SO HAPPY


The Mystery of Life
aslkf;dlkdkg. Shaggy is a stoner. Daphne and Fred live in creepy uber-perfect suburbia. Velma has a ladyfriend and is moving past her high school days as a geek. I LOVE THIS. I LOVE IT SO MUCH. I can't quote from it because I was an idiot and closed the tab and now the server is taking such a beating that I can't get it open again, but the part where they were reading what they had written in each others' yearbooks. The awkwardness, the beautifully self-referential jokes (Fred's ascot! all the 'groovy' references and dated slang!!!).

Haunting Things (Real and Fake)
This beautiful human being read my letter, saw that I had referenced adoring Scooby Doo on Zombie Island (made-for-TV 1990s movie), and wrote me fic for it. Fic where Velma has a totally unrequited love for Daphne, and it is like I said in chat: I didn't know I needed unrequited Velma/Daphne in my life until I read it and now I am like HOLY SHIT HOW DID I NEVER SHIP THIS BEFORE?! And the author uses Zombie Island and creepy mccreeperson catlady Lena and it references the "ghost is here and it's always a fake" song that I love and it lets the kids grow up while retaining their personalities and it is written beautifully, and Velma's troubles ping me on such a ridiculously personal level (I MAY OR MAY NOT HAVE TEARED UP) and in conclusion, I have decided that both of my authors have somehow crawled inside my brain without my noticing and picked out the things that would make me wiggle with glee the most. One of many favorite quotes from this one:
Even when everyone else is sloppy and relaxed, Daphne looks elegant. How she manages that out in the middle of the woods when they’ve been camping together for days, Velma will never know. How she manages that when she’s just woken up, Velma wishes she knew.

Velma herself has tossed and turned for hours. She can feel the mess of her hair and knows her clothes are wrinkled and dirty and displaced. She grabs her glasses and shoves them on, then sits up.

sotto_voce: Joshua Chamberlain staring into the distance, with caption "brains are sexy" ([red sox] wild thing)
How is it Yuletide time again already? I am beyond excited. Hello, Yuletide writer!!! Thank you so much for signing up for one of the four totally best fandoms in the archive. Not that I'm biased or anything. :D I'm cannibalizing some of last year's letter, because I'm lazy and also because my general tastes haven't shifted much over the last year. (So, uh, if some of this seems kind of familiar, f-list -- that would be why!)

Dear Santa: These are some notes about my likes, though really, I'm utterly delighted to be receiving fic in any of these underappreciated fandoms for any of these characters, and I am very Not Picky. I know that a lot of people say that, but I mean it, truly. The following is me rambling a bit about my general tastes because I already gave what few ideas I had in the prompts, but really, if you throw the prompt to the wind, I am not going to mind in the slightest. In all of my fandoms, I selected my favorite character(s) when I had to choose, but I'm completely open to the involvement of other characters, including the ones who I didn't check!

I'll read gen, het, slash, femslash -- anything, essentially, though I do tend to appreciate canon pairings more than fanon ones. I don't mind violence or sex scenes as long as they work in the context of the story and they're not gratuitous. Go with your own artistic judgment and have fun writing, and I will be a super happy camper.

What's important to me are characters and voices. Involved plot is, like, sprinkles on top of the icing on the cake. It adds a lovely consistency and a satisfying crunch, and I love how colorful it is and how it ties everything together in a cohesive way, but I can totally eat cake without it. Honestly, I can eat frosting out of the can with a spoon, but that's neither here nor there. My point is: characters, voices, little moments, love 'em. I like realism and I live for subtlety. That said, little humorous bits, banter, a good one-liner -- I'm a sucker for humor. I love when pieces are true to the tone of the original source material (unless I specify otherwise, which I know I did in one of my requests). I am also a huge sucker for dark humor, and always, always for strong women kicking ass and generally Being Awesome.

Things that are not my favorite: alternate universe fic, mpreg, PWP, incest, BDSM, explicit nonconsensual sex or explicit sex of dubious consent, character bashing, excessive and out of character weepiness, strong female characters being reduced to damsels in distress.

iCarly; Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!; The Mentalist; Sons of Anarchy )

This letter probably comes across a little crazy, but I hope it's helpful; I tend to write my Yuletide letters based on what I love to get as a writer, which is lots of enthusiasm, ideas, and details on likes and dislikes. If you're someone who likes less detail, no sweat! I chose my requests so that I would love any fic for the fandoms and characters that I listed, so if you toss my prompts altogether, life will still be excellent! I hope my letter also comes across as excited, because omg I am!!! Yuletide is my favorite time of year and I know that I'm going to love the story that you write for me.

On a final note, it's typically a race against time for me to do the Christmas morning thing, make myself fit to be seen by extended family, and get out the door by nine in the morning, and unfortunately, my family has yet to entirely understand why I always go kicking and screaming and trying to cling to my internet connection. I don't always manage to get my Yuletide story read and reviewed before I leave for a computer-less house for most of the day, so if you don't hear from me immediately, fear not! You can rest assured that I'm chomping at the bit at an undisclosed doily-filled location, just waiting to dive on the nearest internet connection so I can read my story and thank you properly. Thanks again!


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