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Yah! My [ profile] summer_of_giles entry is posted! On time, even!

Title: When I Was Three, I Watched the Salem Fire
Pairing: None
Rating: PG-13
Size: 1500 words
Summary: S6. Giles is in England, and a seer in Devon calls to warn him that a dark force is rising in Sunnydale. I was wondering about that weird little pause, at the Magic Shop, after he contains Willow, when Buffy asks how he knew to come, and Giles starts to answer, then stops, then starts again. I wanted to know what he wasn't saying.

Read it at the comm here.
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Hey look! My [ profile] summer_of_giles story, A Choice of Several Deaths (Rupert Giles/Ethan Rayne, NC-17, and no one actually dies in it) has been nominated in The Bodice Ripper Awards, under the categories "Best Use of Magick in a Fic" and "Best Slash Pairing", and you can vote for it!

*scuffs toe* You know, if you feel like it. *doe eyes*

You can also vote for other things -- and btw, [ profile] margarks, who also writes a lot in the SGA fandom, has work nominated too.
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My Summer of Giles entry, A Choice of Several Deaths (fic, Giles/Ethan, NC-17), has been nominated for three Bodice Ripper awards!

I've never been nominated for any fanwork before! This is awesome!

Voting isn't open yet, but I will absolutely proclaim it to one and all when it is.

ETA: In my moment of flabbergast, I forgot to say thank you to whoever nominated me. Consider yourself thanked! I'm honoured.
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This was originally comment!porn written for [ profile] wildestranger. I've cleaned it up, although it's not much longer than the original, and am posting it here for completeness sake, since I don't seem to have done so before, nor bookmarked it, not even on my account... which means I must have been suffering from "first fic in this fandom; a little embarrassed" syndrome.

Anyway, on rereading it, I'm not embarrassed except by the plot problems but they're fixed now. I wrote pr0n! Go me!

Title: The Alien Ritual Equivalent of Switzerland
Fandom: Stargate Atlantis
Pairing: McKay/Sheppard with an unfortunate side of McKay/stinky priestess, but she's just there to make Rodney need to think about something other than the woman with the dildo.
Rating: NC-17, dear god yes.
Warnings: Um. Being tied up, pegging, hand-fetishizing, sex-by-proxy, wasp stings and slight dub-con issues. All that in only 1000 words.
Summary: "You must reach fruition," the (frankly, quite stoned) priestess had explained, after Rodney had said, yes, yes yes, fine, just give John the anti-histamines, already. "You must show that openness brings you joy."

No beta; all mistakes mine.

Obviously, I own nothing but my dirty, dirty mind.

Feedback fed strawberries and crepes.

Rodney only managed to get through the Prove-Your-Trustworthy-Nature ritual on M3X-889 by staring at John's hands. )
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The last entry should've read "I'm taking a break from lj.... just as soon as I post this here West Wing up-against-the-wall PWP."

There was an entire page of multi-fandom wallsmut, okay? I have no defenses against that, job-hunt or no job-hunt. It was like plot bunnies had invaded Toronto, and they knew I was hoarding carrots.

I'm taking the month off (mostly) from the interweb. Will be back, with pR0n, in September.

Title: Sailing off to a Warmer Country
Fandom: The West Wing
Pairing: Josh/Donna
Rating: NC-17
Warnings/Spoilers: None
Length: ~2000 words

Feedback is the best thing ever.

No beta; all mistakes mine.

Set vaguely post-Noel, S2.

Josh has taken to standing against the wall in his office. The only clear spot is behind the door, so he’s also taken to putting a wire hanger on the outside doorknob before he stands against the wall, so Donna knows what he’s doing and doesn’t accidentally open the door and smack him in the face. )
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My [ profile] summer_of_giles entry is up, and I am extraordinarily pleased with myself. This is the first piece I've finished in months. I'm hoping it breaks the dry spell.

Title: A Choice of Several Deaths
Pairing: Rupert Giles/Ethan Rayne
Rating: NC-17
Warnings: Drugged!sex, possibly non-con issues about the drugged part, but not really. Despite the title, not a death-fic.
Summary "It wasn't a walk down the garden path." Ethan wants Rupert to keep moving from his old life. Set post Rupert quitting school, and prior to the Eyghon demon cult.

Fake-cut to fic
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One of my stories from two years ago, Good in the Latin, has ended up on a rec community board, and I'm suddenly getting all kinds of lovely feedback. It's almost enough to make me... start... writing... fic! (again) (maybe)

Ever since reading Buffy Season 8, Vol. 1, I've been thinking about Buffy/Xander. In the canon we had previously it always seemed like a trainwreck, for whatever reason. And they knew it, too--even when Xander wanted it he knew it was a trainwreck, and therefore managed to gracefully get hisself off the tracks.

But now, here they are--the world is totally different, Giles is elsewhere, Dawn is a big-head, Willow's missing, The Immortal thing was a bad comedic farce--and it's BuffyandXander trying to keep everyone's shit together. They're a team. They've always been a team, but right now it seems to be just them. (And Dawn, but she's busy hiding her two-storey self in the basement.) The time is ripe for Buffy/Xander. Ripe, I tell you!

I just dunno what to write about them.

Apropos of that "stuck in a castle in Scotland" thing, hey you guys! They're STUCK IN A CASTLE IN SCOTLAND.

I think this would be an excellent time for Buffy/HP crossovers, don't you? More Remus/Giles! Someone?
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[ profile] toft_froggy announced that it's WiP Amnesty Weekend, which I think is an excellent idea.

My unfortunately large list of WiP fannish fic, in order from most to least recent )

I wish I could say that energized me enough to want to write fic. It didn't. It energized me enough to want chocolate, desperately, and there's none in the house. ETA: Found! Smarties! Hidden for a rainy day! I love me.


Aug. 19th, 2006 06:24 pm
merrily: Mac (write like a mofo)
I need someone to do a quick beta for me. The story is Harry Potter fandom, R/S ship, Spans All Eras. It's not done yet but should be finished by tomorrow, and will (I think) top out at 3500 words. And I've double-checked most of it against the HP Lexicon and HP Wiki, so the beta-ing is less about fact-checking and more about pointing out when my syntax is awkward.

[ profile] kabeyk? [ profile] s1ncer1ty? [ profile] alicefortea? [ profile] expositionary? Please to be helping?
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Someone evil wanted Tonks, River and Dawn to meet. (Ah ha! I thought, three weeks ago. No problem at all. Commence daily yelling at inanimate objects.) Surprisingly, I had to use Robert Jordan's work to make it happen. I never thought I'd see the day when having read those ten thousand bloody pages would be useful.

You really don't have to have read the Wheel of Time books to understand this, though, I promise. The series just happens to have this very useful dream world that seemed like a good way to get the plot bunny to leave my freaking brain.

Title: She Leaves With The Morning
Who to Blame (author): Merrilily. Also, caffeine.
Fandom: Buffy/Wheel of Time/Firefly/HP crossover (it boggles my mind, too)
Characters: Primarily Dawn, River and Tonks.
Ratings: G so far. You think I could cross four fandoms and work in sex, too?
Type: Extended play! WiP! This is Chapter One of Three (I think)
Size: 2000 words

Read, cuddle, send feedback.

The ring was in a corner of the basement storeroom. )
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A while ago, [ profile] musesfool wrote [when recc’ing Sleeping with Ghosts (The I'll Have What He's Having Remix) by Lady Goodman] “actually, what this makes me want is for Tonks to meet up with Dawn and River, two other girls who know a little something about being not-there.”

And I thought, I know how to do that.

So I'm in the middle of it, but it's gonna be huge, possibly the biggest thing I've ever written, not counting the Monica Hughes rip-off novel I sweated over for months at age 15. And god, I'm going to have to do research, because there are all kinds of fandom details that I need to watch season 6 of Buffy in order to corroborate (is that a word?). Also, putting glossaries at the back of fantasy novels? Really Good Idea.

In other news, two of yer garden-variety nerds came into my store on the weekend to buy copies of Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them and Quidditch Through The Ages, and I had to hide my sekrit, "you're so a fanfic writer" grin, because I'm not outing myself at work. The vast number of inappropriate suitors I have to deal with every Saturday morning when they come in to buy their copies of the Jewish/English/Ottawa papers are enough of a co-worker-teasing-inducing burden.

And lastly, after months of crushing over a guy at [edit - My Local Vid Rental Place], I suddenly had a friend of a friend of my roommate call me and say that he knew him and that he could totally hook us up for drinks this afternoon. Which, of course, made me completely panic and I am at home and not there. Nothing says elaborate set-up like having some girl whom you totally know nothing about tag along with you to a bar at 5 in the afternoon for no discernible reason. It would be like having a first date with three people all at once, and even I, aware of the writerly possibilities inherent in awkward situations, felt like that was a horrifying prospect.



Apr. 22nd, 2006 03:48 am
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I need a beta. Am writing a post-Ootp fic, because I was suddenly wondering what happened to Sirius' collar from [ profile] fandom_pillory's fantastic collar!fic. I thought it was going to be pRon, but turns out it isn't (Remus/Harry when Harry is 15 is just squicky), and now I feel like I'm chopping it off too suddenly.

So. Anyone got time? It's pretty short -- 2200 words so far.
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Most recent posted in each fandom posted first.


When I Was Three, I Watched The Salem Fire
Genre: episode tag (I guess?)
Pairing: none
Rating: G
Summary: Giles is in England, and a seer in Devon calls to warn him that a dark force is rising in Sunnydale.
Notes: My 2008 [ profile] summer_of_giles entry

A Choice of Several Deaths
Genre: pre-canon, early-days, first-time
Pairing: Giles/Rayne
Rating: NC-17
Summary: "It wasn't a walk down the garden path." Ethan wants Rupert to keep moving from his old life. Set post Rupert quitting school, and prior to the Eyghon demon cult.
Notes: My 2007 [ profile] summer_of_giles entry

She Leaves With The Morning
Genre: crossover (Buffy/Jordanverse/Firefly/HP), gen
Pairing: none
Rating: G
Summary: The ring was in a corner of basement storeroom. Dawn was down there, because God, she wasn’t going to wait for Buffy upstairs in The Magic Box, where Anya said things like “No, little girl, you don’t get to touch the money.”
Notes: WiP. [ profile] musesfool wanted Dawn, River and Tonks to meet. I do too, but I'm not there yet. I threw in the Jordanverse because the Eye of the World books have some useful devices. I do realize, however, that this makes it really hard for anyone other than me to embrace the fic, which is why I've been so slow about finishing it. But I kind of love it, so will continue... maybe next weekend.


NB: All pieces are post-Serenity (the movie, not the Firefly pilot ep.)

Genre: Romance-ish
Pairing: Mal/River
Rating: R
Summary: River learned the ventilation shafts early.
Notes: Sequel to Ripples

Genre: Romance-ish.
Pairing: Mal/River
Rating: R
Summary: "Mei mei." River insists; it's important that Inara understands. "I'm mei mei, not bao bei." But even as she says it she thinks of Mal shifting under her, and it might not be true.
Notes: Followed by AirWaterFire

Ear To The Keyhole Part One and Part Two
Genre: PWP
Pairing: Jayne/Simon, Jayne/Kaylee, heading towards Simon/Mal
Rating: NC-17
Summary: The sounds were incoherent. Jayne had clearly found the starter button, Kaylee thought, staring at the door, her cheeks flushing. It made sense, she supposed. Jayne was crude but gorram breathtaking, in a basic kind of way. And he got things done. Suddenly she wanted to see him get Simon done.
Notes: WiP. Right about here is where I got bored with Firefly slash, and this might never be done, I'm afraid.

Good, In The Latin
Genre: Gen
Pairing: Wash/Zoe (past)
Rating: PG-13
Summary: Life persists, even in the black, even when you're hollow. (Hint - wouldn't it be nice if _someone_ had a baby?)
Notes: Written to make myself feel better after the pain of the BDM (which was really hurty, despite Sean Maher being in attendance). This continues to be my favourite of my Firefly fics.

Genre: Romance
Pairing: Mal/Inara, first time
Rating: PG-13
Summary: Just a back massage, thought Mal, keeping his eyes frantically glued to her shoulders. Just a back -- Wait. Is she ...purring?
Notes: This was my first fanfic ever, which is why there's a canon pairing and also why (ahem) it's not really that great. I like some of the details, though (Canary-class workships!).

Harry Potter 'verse

What To Keep
Genre: post-OoTP, grieving!Remus, grieving!Harry
Pairing: Remus/Sirius (past)
Rating: G
Summary: It was just peeking above the white cotton, but Remus knew what it was, knew where it had come from, and he couldn't believe Harry had taken it, was wearing it here, in this room, at this table where Sirius had been sitting only two months ago--
Notes: [ profile] fandom_pillory wrote an exponentially hot fic called The Collar, and I started to wonder what happened to it that particular accessory after Sirius fell. I helped clean out my grandparents house, after they passed, and the experience was very sharp and hard. I wanted to see how Remus would deal with it.

Found You For The First Time
Genre: romance-ish, long drabble
Pairing: Remus/Sirius
Rating: G
Summary: Some people might say it still didn’t happen, but it did.
Notes: This is me bitterly trying to reconcile fanon with canon. I crossposted it on [ profile] remusxsirius and was totally innundated with feedback, which still surprises me.


The Alien Ritual Equivalent of Switzerland
Genre: AMTDI, slight non-con
Pairing: McKay/Sheppard
Rating: R
Summary: "You must reach fruition," the (frankly, quite stoned) priestess had explained, after Rodney had said, yes, yes yes, fine, just give John the anti-histamines, already. "You must show that openness brings you joy.".

The West Wing

Sailing Off To A Warmer Country
Genre: first-time
Pairing: Josh/Donna
Rating: R
Summary: Angsty wall smut.


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