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Captive Prince needs your votes!
fandom: cp an end to fighting
oxoniensis
Captive Prince is an amazing series by freece , and I would so love (a) to see such superb writing rewarded and (b) a M/M story win. So if you'd vote for it HERE (it's the quarter finals, an hour or so to go, and it's nail-bitingly close), that would be so good!

And a little poll.

Poll #1962720 Dabwaha
Open to: All, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 8

I voted for Captive Prince.

View Answers
Me too!
7 (100.0%)

Porn Battle XV - The Ides of Porn - Final Post
fandom: shelter under me you
oxoniensis
Thanks for all the enthusiastic responses on the closing post (and sorry I haven't managed to reply to everyone)! I hope everyone had fun. 

We've had a wonderful mix of old fandoms and new, big fandoms, small fandoms, fandoms of one, new contributors and some who've managed an astounding number of entries.  I know fandom is migrating away from journals, but it's great that you're all still joining in on this.  Thank you.

I want to say a special thank you to bowserbabe who's been helping out in technical ways and doing fancy things I don't quite understand but that have been very useful! And many thanks to all the other volunteers (anitac588, muses_mistress, nocturnalrites, athenejen, kindness-says, bowserbabe, kayim, colacube, latxcvi, blackeyedgirl, random00b, sara_wolf, samuraiter and ximeria) who sorted prompts and helped me get links to entries up on the website. You're all brilliant!

All 789 (if I've counted correctly) entries are sorted by fandom on the website now for easy browsing, and 564 of them in 363 fandoms are up on the AO3 Porn Battle XV collection which you can easily search for genre/kink/fandom/pairing/rating etc.

Thanks to [personal profile] samuraiter , [community profile] pbam  is open for business - if you want to keep writing/drawing/viding, post your porn over there (and on the AO3 collection - that's permanently open).

I think that's all for now, other than to say see you next year!

[ ENTRY POST ON LJ and ENTRY POST ON DW | ENTRIES BY FANDOM | COLLECTION ON AO3 ]


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Porn Battle XV - The Ides of Porn - Closed!
fandom: mfmm like comets
oxoniensis
The Porn Battle is closed for entries, but there's plenty more fun to be had - enjoy reading and admiring the gorgeous artwork, and do give some love to the participants! And if you haven't had a chance to post to AO3 yet, I'd encourage that (if you need an AO3 account, leave a message on one of the question posts).

If you were struggling for time at the end, while it's too late to post on the battle pages/be included on the website, the AO3 collections for all previous battles are permanently open, so if a prompt from the last battle, or any previous ones, catches your eye, you can post to the collections at any time.

I'll do a proper roundup and thank you post (this wouldn't have happened without all the brilliant volunteers) just as soon as I've got all the entries up on the website. I'll also be doing the usual page giving entries sorted by fandom, so look out for that.

[ ENTRY POST ON LJ and ENTRY POST ON DW ]


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Porn Battle XV - The Ides of Porn - final call for entries
fandom: ai an extraordinary life
oxoniensis
The Battle is closing in about 12 hours, 20:00 GMT, so be quick!

[ What time is that in the rest of the world? ] [ Countdown]

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PB XV - The Ides of Porn (now extended)
fandom: cf it is not safe
oxoniensis
I haven't closed the poll, but given that it's currently 105 votes (+1 on LJ) for extending, 8 don't minds, and no opposition, I'll extend the battle!

The new closing time is 20:00 GMT Sunday 16th February. Lots more entries, please!!!

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Porn Battle XV - The Ides of Porn - Extension?
fandom: tw  it is cold in heaven
oxoniensis
I've had a couple of requests for an extension to the Porn Battle, and I'm quite happy to extend it until Sunday afternoon/evening UK time (it'd probably be around 7 pm UK time), which would give three extra days, so here's a poll. If you don't have a Dreamwidth account to vote in the poll, you can leave a comment on either post (using open ID if you don't have a suitable account).



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Porn Battle XV (The Ides of Porn) - Entries
fandom: rectify life is not a paragraph
oxoniensis
Porn Battle XV (The Ides of Porn) IS ON




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Make porn!!

[ PROMPTS ] [ ENTRIES ON WEBSITE (updated frequently) | ENTRIES ON WEBSITE SORTED BY FANDOM ]


[ ENTRY POST ON LJ and ENTRY POST ON DW ]


TIME'S UP - NO MORE ENTRIES HERE (THOUGH IF YOU WANT TO ADD NEW WORKS TO THE AO3 PB XV COLLECTION BASED ON PB XV PROMPTS, THAT'S FINE)

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Valentine's Day Game
world: love!if a world ends
oxoniensis
svmadelyn is running the Valentine's Day Game again! Go and share the loving! ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
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Porn Battle XV - The Ides of Porn - Prompts closing tomorrow
fandom: x-men flaws in science
oxoniensis
Remember, you have just over eighteen hours left to leave prompts for Porn Battle XV - The Ides of Porn. The prompt posts will be closing tomorrow (Sunday) at 2pm GMT.

[ What time is that in the rest of the world? ]

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Porn Battle XV (The Ides of Porn) - Prompts
fandom: haven it takes a village
oxoniensis
The Porn Battle XV - stage one begins!



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Time is up! No more prompts please.


Remember, the Battle starts on Sunday 2 February (and the sorted prompt page will go up on the website then) - in the meantime, you're welcome to search through the prompt pages if you want to get a head start.


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Porn Battle XV (The Ides of Porn) - 'Special' Prompts only
fandom: rectify life is not a paragraph
oxoniensis
If you have a favourite actor, you can provide prompts in the format: any character played by actor X.

E.g.
Any character played by Katee Sackhoff/any character played by Jamie Bamber, heels
Any character played by Stark Sands/any other character played by Stark Sands, doppelganger
Crossover, Firefly, Malcolm Reynolds/any character played by Gina Torres, explosion

Please use the full name of the actors.

I'll sort these prompts into some sort of order, and include them at the end of the final prompt list.

Any questions, head over to the question post.

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Porn Battle XV (The Ides of Porn) - Question Post
fandom: chuck always bet on black
oxoniensis


A reminder of the dates for the upcoming porn battle:
Prompts: Tuesday 21 January – 14:00 GMT Sunday 26 January 2014
Battle: Sunday 2 February – 20:00 GMT Thursday 13 February 2014


To refresh your memory about how it runs, check out the Porn Battle tag, or the website. Pimp buttons are here. Any questions that aren't answered there or in the FAQ, ask here, but please read the info posts and FAQ first.

I've set up an archive on AO3 for authors, artists and vidders. I'll open the latest archive as soon as the battle starts on Sunday 2 February, and in the meantime, if you want to archive older Porn Battle works, all the past archives are open.

I have several account invitations for AO3: if you want one, leave me your email address in the comments and I'll get back to you asap. If you have AO3 invites to share, please leave a comment and tell people how to contact you. There is also [community profile] ao3_invitecodes. Dreamwidth accounts are currently available without an invite code.

EXTRA NOTES:

1. If you could use the same fandom and character names as those on AO3, that would be a huge help when it comes to sorting prompts.

2. As last time, you can specify the actor playing an original character. You can do that in this format:
Fandom, Fandom Character/OFC or OMC (played by Actor's Name).
Examples:
Stargate SG-1, Cameron Mitchell/OMC (played by Michael Shanks)
Sherlock (BBC), John Watson/OFC (played by Cate Blanchett)

3. If you'd like to make a prompt in the form of any character played by actor X/any character played by actor Y, or variations on that (e.g. Crossover, Generation Kill, Nate Fick/any other character played by Stark Sands) there is a special post for such prompts, on LJ or on DW.

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Porn Battle XV (The Ides of Porn) - Beta Post
fandom: rectify life is not a paragraph
oxoniensis
Looking for betas!

If you're willing to help out by betaing fiction, artwork, vids or songs, please leave your details here, with the subject line BETA OFFER.

Here's a handy-dandy template for you to use:

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If you're looking for a beta, comment here, with the subject line BETA NEEDED, and details of what you need betaing (or if you're looking in advance, a rough idea of what you might be producing).

Any questions, please leave them on one of the question posts (links below).

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Porn Battle XV – The Ides of Porn (dates)
fandom: ai an extraordinary life
oxoniensis
Announcing the dates of the upcoming battle!

Porn Battle XV – The Ides of Porn
Prompts: Tuesday 21 January – 14:00 GMT Sunday 26 January 2014
Battle: Sunday 2 February – 20:00 GMT Thursday 13 February 2014

Porn Battle XV banner


(Note to previous volunteers: I'll be touch this week.)

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Captive Prince fic: Two Princes
fandom: cp an end to fighting
oxoniensis
I made a mistake in the formatting of this when I edited on Christmas eve, and only discovered/fixed it a couple of days ago! Woe. So, if you read it earlier, I'm so sorry there were no section breaks! It did have them originally, I just fail at html. *face palm*

Anyway, this was for [personal profile] destina. Whose prompt was: I'm going to be honest with you, Yuletide writer: what I want here is some lovely and emotional Damen/Laurent porn. Porn, porn, porn. Preferably set at some future point, after their first night together in Book 2. This is why I was so gleeful when I got my assignment!

So there's lot of porn, but you have to read the plot to get there!

Many, many thanks to the wonderful [personal profile] girl_wonder who read my draft outline and first and second drafts, and whose betaing was a HUGE help!

Two Princes (16507 words) by Signe
Chapters: 3/3
Fandom: Captive Prince - S. U. Pacat
Rating: Explicit
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Damen/Laurent (Captive Prince)
Characters: Damen (Captive Prince), Laurent (Captive Prince), Nikandros, Jord (Captive Prince)
Additional Tags: Canon Compliant
Summary: Their rendezvous was at noon.

(Only on AO3 as I'm too lazy to make it fit LJ.)

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Captive Prince fic: Till China and Africa meet, and the river jumps over the mountain
fandom: cp leaving tomorrow
oxoniensis
I wanted to write more yuletide treats (ALL the Captive Prince prompts!), but this was my one and only this year. A million thank yous to destina , who betaed it twice and made it so much better. (I was a little sneaky, and used American spelling in this one, and Aussie/Brit spelling in my assigned story for destina , to try to throw her off the scent! I'm not sure it worked. *g*)

This was for roga , and the prompt: the moment when Damen finally gets the relationship between Laurent and his uncle.

Till China and Africa meet, and the river jumps over the mountain (2316 words) by Signe
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Captive Prince - S. U. Pacat
Rating: Mature
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Damen/Laurent (Captive Prince)
Characters: Damen (Captive Prince), Laurent (Captive Prince)
Additional Tags: Declarations Of Love, Past Sexual Abuse
Summary: Piece by piece, it all fell into place.

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Porn Battle XV - Coming soon!
fandom: bsg to heaven with hell
oxoniensis
Porn Battle XV will be happening! I've had a few queries, so I thought I'd let everyone know now, rather than waiting until I've managed to sort the dates out (I'm waiting on work/family stuff for that). It should be the second half of January, hopefully!

It'll be exactly the same as last time, except with a bit longer between prompts closing and the battle opening, just to make it a bit easier to manage. And bonus, it'll mean there's longer to trawl through the prompt posts and find the most tempting prompts.

And now for my regular plea - any ideas for a title? Something porny and related to Fifteen?

ETA: Porn Battle XV - The Ides of Porn - thanks, minxy!

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random stuff and yuletide guessing
fandom: lotr the greatest legends
oxoniensis
It's a darrrrrrk and storrrrrrmy day out. But I'm not letting a little storm change my plans, which are shopping for boots and a freezer and maybe a winter coat*, and seeing the Hobbit. Sadly in 2D - why is it so hard to find a 3D performance at a time I can make? Is it going to be spoiled a little by seeing it in 2D?

I haven't had chance to do another yuletide recs post - I want to rec all the stories I betaed, because they were all awesome, but it seems a bit iffy to do that. And I've only managed to read a few, mostly on the train which is why some of my comments were rather monosybillic - I'm crap at typing on my phone. But if you want to guess which stories I wrote (only 2 this year, my main story and a treat), I'll write a ficlet if you guess at least one right. Hint: there's a split infinitive in one - I only just spotted it yesterday, and now I can't find it again to edit it out! Also, both my stories this year were slash. But no more clues!

*From past experience this means I'll come home with a bookcase, a scarf and a pair of jeans.

Yuletide excitement
fandom: rectify life is not a paragraph
oxoniensis
My glee couldn't be put into words when I opened my yuletide gifts on Christmas day! I feel so incredibly lucky and grateful, and just utterly overcome in the best possible way.

I haven't got around to talking about my love of the Captive Prince novels yet - I've been too busy repeatedly rereading book 2 and impatiently waiting for book 3 - but my love for Laurent in particular has no bounds. And I got a wonderful Captive Prince fic for yuletide, which splendidly assuages my immediate need for book 3! It's full of gorgous descriptions, and best of all, Laurent overcoming his stubborn refusal to admit how he feels.

Postbellum (3474 words) by Anonymous
Fandom: Captive Prince - S. U. Pacat
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Damen/Laurent (Captive Prince)
Characters: Damen (Captive Prince), Laurent (Captive Prince)
Summary: In which Laurent miscalculates, Damen dawdles, and neither are as practical as they would necessarily believe themselves to be.

I received not one, not two, but three Miss Fisher stories!!! Each one unique, each one delightful.

The first one is an intriguing case fic, which requires Jack and Phryne to go undercover, and has bonus skinny-dipping! I'll leave you to imagine my glee as I read it!

Under a Summer Sky (3895 words) by Anonymous
Fandom: Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Relationships: Phryne Fisher/Jack Robinson
Characters: Phryne Fisher, Jack Robinson
Additional Tags: Case Fic, Fake/Pretend Relationship, Developing Relationship, First Time
Summary: Phryne and Jack go undercover as honeymooners.

Fun banter, both of them quoting (and Jack dryly misquoting) Shakespeare, and the perfect ending. Happy sigh.

Slow and Close (2742 words) by Anonymous
Fandom: Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Relationships: Phryne Fisher/Jack Robinson
Characters: Phryne Fisher, Jack Robinson
Summary: "So what kind of partners are we from here on in, Jack?"

And this one has delicious flirting and Phryne dressing down, in sequins! ♥

Deliberate Provocation (836 words) by Anonymous
Fandom: Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries
Rating: General Audiences
Relationships: Phryne Fisher/Jack Robinson
Summary: Jack thinks this is a bad idea.

And last, but most definitely not least, I got the most adorable little The Unusuals story - I defy you to read it and not feel happier afterwards! It's perfect!

Dog Tired (225 words) by Anonymous
Fandom: The Unusuals
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Characters: Jason Walsh
Additional Tags: Alternate Universe - Daemons
Summary: Just once Jason wished she'd sleep in.

A HUGE thank you to all my generous anon writers.

Thor fic rec
fandom: marvel fight with me
oxoniensis
I really want to write a worthy rec post, shout out what's so amazing about this story and why it's one of my favourite pieces of fanfiction, but I'm rubbish at that and my brain is on a go-slow (work used up all my brain power today), so I'll just link and beg you to go and read it. (Do read the tags/warnings.)

Find a Home (106712 words) by Aria, filiabelialis
Chapters: 8/8
Fandom: The Avengers (Marvel Movies), Thor (Movies)
Rating: Explicit
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Loki/Thor, Pepper Potts/Tony Stark, Bruce Banner/Tony Stark
Characters: Thor (Marvel), Loki (Marvel), Natasha Romanov, Clint Barton, Tony Stark, Steve Rogers, Bruce Banner, Pepper Potts, Jane Foster (Marvel), Frigga (Marvel), Sif (Marvel), Phil Coulson, Nick Fury
Additional Tags: Incest, Dubious Consent, Consensual BDSM, War, Genderfluid Character, nobody is okay, Happy Ending, Families of Choice, Odin's A+ Parenting, Thor Does Not Have a Magical Healing Cock
Summary:

Loki lets his head fall back, a despairing smile baring his teeth. "What do you mean by home?"


recipes needed
fandom: rectify life is not a paragraph
oxoniensis
I'm organising a little group at work to make cakes to raise money (and awareness) for the Philippines Typhoon Appeal, and I need some help with recipes. Individual cakes/cookies that are cheap, quick and easy to make, but will tempt people to buy! Any suggestions welcome. And if you don't have recipes, but want to help me pick, just +1 any in the comments that you'd buy!

(If you use cups as a measurement, could you give me an idea of what that is in ounces, fluid ounces or grammes - thanks!)

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Brotherly love
fandom: marvel fight with me
oxoniensis
Going to see Thor 2 in a few days - I guess it's won't be this version though. Sadly. I'd pay extra for that.

Fun delayed is fun doubled, right?
fandom: rectify life is not a paragraph
oxoniensis
Saw this in destina 's journal, and I really want to play, but I have to go to bed now and be up and out early in the morning, so no play time until tomorrow afternoon. But that means treats tomorrow (or maybe tricks), so that's all good. Hopefully you'll have recovered from today's sugar rush in time for another one!

In honor of All Hallow's Eve, I'm inviting trick-or-treaters to my 'door.' Comment "trick-or-treat" to this post and...well, you know the drill. Treats can be anything that strikes my fancy (pics of fave actors or pairings, one sentence fics, graphics, a few words why I'm glad to have you on my flist, etc. etc.).

The more "houses" to visit the more fun it'll be, so go ahead, open your journal and help spread the fun!

Icons
fandom: hannibal a little spark
oxoniensis
I don't know why I'm so bad at posting icons. Anyway, here are some I've made over the last few months, a batch for an Orphan Black icon battle, a random mix of fandoms for a provided screencaps challenge on the7days , and other odds and ends.

1 - 9 Orphan Black
10 Arrow
11 - 12 Teen Wolf
13 Hunger Games Part 2
14 - 20 Hannibal
21 - 23 Rectify
24 - 25 Orange is the New Black
26 Marie Antoinette
27 Coraline
28 True Blood
29 Supernatural
30 Sherlock
31 - 33 The Following
34 - 35 Chuck




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The Rectify icons reminded me: I don't think I ever said anything about Rectify while I was watching it, but I loved it. It had a quietness that drew me in to the lives of all the characters, and a depth that most shows are missing. Highly recommended if you haven't already seen it.

\o/
world: yay!
oxoniensis
I have a stonking cold, and I was lying in bed this morning wishing I didn't have to get up and get so much done today. And then I opened my yuletide assignment and this huge grin spread over my face.

So... it's possible I might have already started writing, my assignment is that good!
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Orange is the New Black ficlet: Mashed Potato
fandom: oitnb we were never friends
oxoniensis
I finally edited my third get-back-to-writing ficlet. dreamlittleyo , I used your prompt, because it was perfect, but in a fandom I don't think you even know - sorry!

Mashed Potato (695 words) by Signe
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Orange is the New Black
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Piper Chapman, Sister Ingalls
Additional Tags: Vignette, Missing Scene
Summary: "Do you know what she said to me today?"

zombies, tribbles and skinny-dipping
words: nietzsche is dead
oxoniensis
I've just done the final edit of my yuletide requests (zombies and tribbles somehow crept into the optional prompts), and offers. I love trawling through the needy fandoms and spotting things I would never have thought of writing, but just might be able to. And I found an awesome letter in a needy fandom which tempted me (it'll be a treat if I don't get assigned it). So, two needy fandoms added, plus a more popular one I think I might be able to handle, and another fandom I've a sudden itch to write in.

And now for my plan: I mean to set myself a tough deadline, way before the real deadline. Artificially induced last-minute panic.

Calvin: You can't just turn on creativity like a faucet. You have to be in the right mood.
Hobbes: What mood is that?
Calvin: Last-minute panic.

A brilliant plan, I think.

Though I still have two ficlets in my notebook needing to be typed up/edited from the writing prompts I got a couple of weeks ago. I need deadlines.

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X-Men artwork
fandom: x-men between rage and serenity
oxoniensis
Way to make my day - I got a comment this morning from ingrates with a link to a gorgeous cover for my X-Men story, First Breath After Coma.

Go and see! ♥

Yuletide 2013 letter
words: 'tis the season
oxoniensis
I get rather verbose behind the cut tagCollapse )

Now my requests, in alphabetical order (yeah, all that, and I hadn't even got to the requests!)

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I hope that's helpful. Just remember, optional details are optional, so if you have a story in mind, do ignore all my suggestions—they're only there as prompts if you need them, not as stories I must have!

And finally, THANK YOU!

Signe
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reinvention
fandom: rectify life is not a paragraph
oxoniensis
I'm liking the new operating system on the iphone/ipad. Bit of a shock when I updated and everything looked completely different, but it's good. Clean and simple. I like clean and simple and uncluttered.

A tip, for anyone who, like me, couldn't work out how to close apps on the new OS - swipe them up off the screen. Nice and easy, and completely non-intuitive!!!
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Welcome to Night Vale ficlet: Luna Llena
fandom: rectify life is not a paragraph
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Luna Llena (1018 words) by Signe
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Welcome to Night Vale
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Carlos & Cecil (Welcome to Night Vale)
Characters: Carlos (Welcome to Night Vale), Cecil (Welcome to Night Vale)
Additional Tags: Fluff, Humor, Vignette
Summary: Cecil takes a moment. Just a short one, a few seconds borrowed from tomorrow, around lunchtime, nothing he will miss. He takes a moment and contemplates.

The second of my train snippets. Thanks to out_there for the prompt and the perfect deirdre_c for the beta.

Now for dinner and Marvel, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (I've been dying to see this since the moment I heard about it). I know there's new Chicago Fire, but COULSON!!!!

Generation Kill ficlet: Element
fandom: gk lofty and king-like
oxoniensis
I ended up writing four little snippets based on the prompts I got the other day - I need to take more train journeys. Though then there's typing them up - shame I can't just photograph the scrawl in my notebook and post that!

So, here's the first. Well, the first I've typed up. It's just a quiet little thing, a Generation Kill Elementary!AU - thanks to be_cum , for the idea, and riverlight for the beta! If anyone wants to write a proper story based on the idea, please, do go for it!

Element (1019 words) by Signe
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Generation Kill
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Brad Colbert/Nate Fick
Characters: Brad Colbert, Nate Fick
Additional Tags: Vignette, Alternate Universe - Fusion
Summary: Brad isn't still or quiet often, just in the aftermath of a case.
Elementary!AU.

Writing help/prompts
fandom: rectify life is not a paragraph
oxoniensis
Tomorrow, I'm on a train for an hour or so, and I PLAN TO WRITE! Capitalization for emphasis and to drum it into myself that I'm going to do it. But I don't want to sit there for 55 minutes whining 'but what can I write, wah?' So could you prompt me, please? Full disclaimer, this isn't me taking requests, and I offer no guarantees that I'll produce anything you want to read or that I'd consider fit to post. I'm just after a starting point, and I'm being entirely selfish here.

So, could you give me an idea of a missing scene (from something you think I might have seen - my icons are a good clue, especially recently uploaded ones) or a picture and a character name, or a fandom and a quote, or a fandom crossover/blend, or something that might spark an idea. Thank you!

ETA: Maybe Hannibal, Teen Wolf, Welcome to Night Vale (though I've only heard about 1/3 of the episodes), Orange is the New Black, Rectify, Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries, Orphan Black, Rivers of London series...? Or other things. Elementary? Warm Bodies? Haven? Um, I always go blank when I try to make lists like this. Some of these I'm not particularly fannish about (Night Vale, Orphan Black, Orange is the New Black, Hannibal, most of them really), but they seem like they could be fun to write.
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Yuletide Yips
fandom: rectify life is not a paragraph
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Okay, so, the thing is, I am absolutely terrified of [community profile] yuletide this year. But even more terrified of not taking part and missing out, because I so love writing for yuletide and that scrabble towards the end to write some treats, and begging hippos for a last minute beta (okay, that bit isn't my favourite) and the wait on Christmas Day for the archive to open, and the fun of opening up my story and sitting down to read. But, guys, I haven't written more than useless, unposted snippets since January!1 January!!! So can I even still write? I don't know. But I do know that if I'm going to even think of attempting [community profile] yuletide, I'll need some help. So is someone willing to, I don't know, coach me how to write again or hold my hand or kick my ass or something? And beta some random fandom? And talk me through panicking?

I'm trying to bribe myself into doing it by thinking about fandoms I could request (I love gifting fics, but obviously I do love getting fic too!). So here's what I'm thinking (bearing in mind that I want to avoid really tiny/non-existent fandoms because of the extra work matching they can cause, but I want to pick a selection that means I wouldn't favour any one over the others).

Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries. This is an easy choice, because Phryne Fisher is an awesome character, and the supporting cast are all fun, and it'd be an easy one to ask for because I'd love just about anything.

The Captive Prince. I'm so glad [personal profile] kaneko and [personal profile] tevere recommended this so heartily, as I'd never have given it a go based on the blurb, or kept going based on the first couple of chapters. But I ended up reading it online and then buying the ebooks and reading it all over again straight away. I have thoughts, and theories, and at one time I even had fic ideas (and a fic fest idea), just no opportunity to write them/run it, so there's plenty to explore here.

The Unusuals. Either Shraeger/Walsh or ensemble. One to make me happy.

The Gates. I'm always going to want more Dylan and Nick (or Dylan/Nick).

And then there are Eureka, Chicago Fire, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Richard II, Macbeth, Diana Wynne Jones novels, Warehouse 13... Look at me, being good and not picking a selection of obscure plays hardly anyone has seen!

1 This morning for some bizarre reason I attempted to write femmeslash. Queen Margaret/Duchess Eleanor of Gloucester from Henry VI part 2. (As an aside, why?! I can't do hate sex, and that's all they'd have.) I wrote 3 sentences, read them, and winced.

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you'll meet an amazing girl on the sidewalk
people: ss i have dreams too
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I don't know what's more adorable in this: his self-deprecating advice to his younger self, his arrest story, or the photo!

[ Stark Sands on His 'Caucasian Afro,' Weezer Cover Band and Getting Arrested ]

ETA: I should probably have prefixed this post with 'hi, I'm not dead.' It has however been the worst/hardest/saddest/most exhausting 6 months of my life, which is why I haven't been around. But life is showing some glimmer that it might return to something approaching normal, so I'm going to try to be around a bit more. The Fall Fandom Free For All isn't going to happen this autumn, though, just in case anyone is wondering, but I'll cross my fingers for next year.

Rec | icon sets
fandom: ob the first rule
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Most important thing first. This beautiful gift story for me from the lovely innie_darling . Also on LJ here. Thank you, wonderful friend.

Amphibians (17214 words) by innie
Fandom: Sherlock (TV), Sherlock Holmes & Related Fandoms, Persuasion - Jane Austen
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Sherlock Holmes/John Watson, Harry Watson & John Watson, Greg Lestrade & John Watson, Sally Donovan/Greg Lestrade, Dimmock (Inspector)/Molly Hooper, Mycroft Holmes & Sherlock Holmes, Clara/Harry Watson
Summary: John and Sherlock were engaged eight years ago and find themselves in each other's company once again. (A fusion in which Sherlock characters inhabit a world based on Jane Austen's Persuasion.)

And some icons sets.

First, a set of 20 Orphan Black icons for 20inspirations , challenge 25. I picked Orphan Black because that (along with Elementary) is making me happy. Turns out it's a bit of a nightmare to icon (the colouring, urgh)...



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And a couple of sets for the7days .

7 days of spring: Warm Bodies x2, Haven, Cougar Town x2, True Love, Elementary.



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7 Days 7 Awards: Doctor Who, Luther, Warehouse 13, Elementary, The Avengers, Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries, Homeland. I decided to celebrate awesome women with my awards.



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Spring Forward
fandom: rectify life is not a paragraph
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Chicago Fire 1x18 - Fireworks
fandom: cf my arms are long
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Seems like every week on Chicago Fire, I get fixated on one moment. No prizes for guessing that this week's moment was
Shay asking Severide to be her baby daddy! ♥


And while I'm talking about Chicago Fire, dodger_sister well and truly made my day with this story: To Fight Another Day. A quiet little pre-series look at Casey, Severide and Darden.

[I've not been around much lately, and probably won't be for a while. It's due to RL problems: I don't feel like talking about them right now, but I do want to say sorry I'm being slow at getting back to emails/comments, or just generally being a fairly crap friend. But I'd still like you to come and talk to me about Chicago Fire. Or Elementary. I am LOVING Elementary. Whoever cast Johnny Lee Miller and Lucy Liu, they are brilliant!]

Happy Awesome Friends Day!
fandom: ouat feels like a dream
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There are many wonderful valentine messages here. Reading them all fills me with warm fuzzy feelings (and thank you to everyone who left me a message - you've made my day!). I wanted to do a 'comment here and I'll say something nice about you' thing, but I'm British, and hopeless at doing that without the safe veil of anonymity! So I shall just blow kisses into the air, and you can catch one if you want!

ohh_heather has podficed if we keep living this fast, no one will have time to die. I haven't had a chance to listen to much of it yet, but it's a lovely, leisurely reading. Get your podfic fix here!

I'm cracking up reading the great pancake debate. In conclusion, I'll just offer you my foolproof method (I've been making them like this since I was a kid, easy-peasy).

3 oz wheatmeal flour
1 oz self-raising flour
pinch salt
1 egg
1/2 pint milk

Beat flour, salt, egg and half the milk. Mix in the remainder of the milk and leave it to sit for a few minutes. Cook 'em in a hot pan with a little oil. Sprinkle with brown sugar and lemon juice (or jam or fruit and cream). Nom!

And finally, I have one thing to say about last night's Chicago Fire. episode 15Collapse )

Pancakes v pancakes
fandom: sv kitties!
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Until today, I thought by pancakes, everyone meant these:



But reading through the comments on my last post, I'm guessing my pancakes are not necessarily your pancakes!

Poll #1896344
Open to: All, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 205

Are these your pancakes?

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Yes, yum!
58 (28.6%)
No! My pancakes are different from these.
145 (71.4%)
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