- Zine thing #1
- Ship swap
- Zine thing #2
- Zine thing #3
- Seafarer first draft
- Revisions on serial killer draft
- post-ASOIAF longfic
- Sif/Loki bookstore AU
- Roman Holiday longfic
- ASOIAF wrongfic
- Jeremy/Betsy tropefic
- ...other tropefics so I don't default again
- [redacted original stuff]
Probably there's some other fandom stuff left out. I can't count how many challenges I've defaulted on in the past year or so because I can't remember to keep track of what I'm signed up for. /o\
I don't have a spike (or a desk to put it on really) yet but I am racking up the original writing rejection slips, which is pretty exciting! An acceptance would be way more exciting but my original stuff just isn't there yet. It's a much harder set of muscles to flex than I thought.
But. Uh, nasty noncon ASOIAF I've been so ashamed of writing I haven't finished it for more than a year? Or VEEP fic I've been trying to write for a year but keep getting stalled on? Or ... I forget what my other option was. Oh, long-dead Molly Hooper hiatus fic or Downton—
You know what: let's do a poll!
Which one should I finish? (You can pick more than one)
Molly Hooper hiatus
Downton spy AU
Multifandom end-of-the-world Crossover of Massive Fail
Star Trek!BBT AU
Doctor Who!BBT AU
Mindy Project backstory AU
Other thing I've forgotten exists - see below
YOU FORGOT ABOUT DRE:
Ugh that Dre is supposed to be in strikethrough >:(
Snowflake Day Three
In your own space, post a rec for at least three fanworks that you did not create.
I actually had three recs from Yuletide that I couldn't find the right words for before reveals:
Anagnorisis: The Odyssey fic, about Odysseus learning how to fit in at home again and Penelope letting him
Persistence: Ötzi the Iceman, wow, what a fantastic tale this is: Ötzi trying and failing to cross the mountain, and somehow being aware of the world he's brought back into
Disremember: Push (2009), NOT Nick/Cassie but gen, neat take on how Nick has to be brought back to the truth again
I've also got a thread at the anonymous feedback meme (&CONCRIT;)*, and if you want to use the January writing meme to leave fic prompts, feel free!
( 2014 trope_bingo card )
*I 100% agree with whoever said they disagree with my Firefly characterizations. I do too now, lol.
I wrote two things for Yuletide!
Each In Its Own Way for silksieve
Roman Holiday (1953) (Princess Ann/Joe Bradley); G; 3100 words
Maybe derailed trains and bar brawls weren't the most glamourous of subjects to cover, but Joe Bradley was back in New York at last. Somebody up there was looking out for him. He had a steady gig at the Brooklyn Eagle, complete with a desk and a telephone and a press card to hang out of his coat pocket should the need ever arise. He typed up his little items of general interest and filched matches from the editor's desk, both of their feet kicked up as they lied to each other about all the generous and beautiful women they'd known.
Well, almost all of them.
Post-canon fix-it that I wish I could have made about 17000x longer. I LOVE THIS MOVIE SO MUCH THEY TOOK IT OFF NETFLIX AND I'M GUTTED EVEN THOUGH I OWN IT.
We Just Decided To for hellolamppost17
Go On (TV) (Lauren, Steven, Ryan; kind of Lauren/Steven-ish); G; 1800 words
Lauren tried not to panic. This was do-able. She could still totally do this. She could get out of the wedding. They hadn't exhausted all the options yet. "You know what? You can't tell him. I can't tell him. This is a sign from the universe! I'm going to have to cheat on him."
"That's— Um. Is that really the only option left here?"
Goes AU during Lauren's bachelorette party in 1x21. It's John Cho's cheekbones' fault! I had a lot of fun writing this, even as I successfully fought the urge to put a bunch of Eli Manning jokes in (TOO SOON!!!).
I'm not doing any amnesty fic dumps this year. Everything that would have been included is destined to be reworked for other pieces, so.
( 2013 in writing )
my thread here
Pick a date below and give me a topic. It can be anything from fandom-related to irl to pizza preferences to whatever you want.I'm carrying over all the ones I didn't get to this month. (I'm so sorry.)
They will probably be brief, or not, depending on the subject.
Also, I reserve the right to decline prompts that I don't feel equipped to meet.
Topics: you can get an idea from my tags/from the stuff I usually ramble about/from things you maybe wish I talked about more but don't.
( January )
(BUT FIRST DID YOU READ MY GIFT FICS)
( 13 recs in 10 fandoms: 30 Rock, Bob's Burgers, Broadchurch, Dirty Dancing, Galaxy Quest, New York City (anthropomorfic), NFL RPF, The Cutting Edge, The Mindy Project, Veep )
( BUT FIRST MY GIFT FICS. )
( 10th Kingdom, Call the Midwife, Fifth Element (1997), Friday Night Lights, Hark! A Vagrant, IT Crowd, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Luther (TV), Psycho (1960), Red 2 (2013), Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (1964), Saga (Comics), Sharknado, Singin' in the Rain, The Fall (TV), The Snow Child - Eowyn Ivey, The Stand - Stephen King, The Ten Stupidest Things I've Heard Since Richard III's Remains Were Identified (Blog Post), Two of a Kind, What's Your Number? (2011), Wreck-It Ralph (2012) )
WHY IS NO ONE HELPING WILL GRAHAM
I mean, I have other thoughts, like about how TV!Will differs from book!Will in really interesting ways that actually deepen the character, and how TV!Will's relationships with both Hannibal and Alana are so complicated, and how he feels like an almost-fully realized character in a way that I don't get in most of my other shows, but. BUT. WHY IS NO ONE HELPING WILL GRAHAM. I don't remember being this nervous about anything in the Hannibalverse since Jame Gumm dropped the business card and I spent the ENTIRE SEASON basically SHITTING MYSELF.
Here are the Elvis Presley Alternate Realities I have identified so far. They all have super super super detailed explanations and headcanons. I'll spare you
- Starring Elvis Presley as Captain James T Kirk
- The Reverend Elvis Presley Evangelistic Association
- MIDNIGHT COWBOY (irl or in the movie IDC EITHER BOTH THANKS)
- Jesse Garon Presley, the King of Rock'n'Roll
- Still touring with his gospel quartet
- Rio Bravo, starring John Wayne, Dean Martin, and Elvis Presley
- Brick in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
- Just a truck driver in Memphis. I want this one real bad
- Elvis Presley, Time Lord
- Music and Lyrics by: Leiber, Stoller & Presley
- Mr Ann-Margret
- John Norman Howard in A Star Is Born
- Deputy Sheriff Elvis Presley
- Man With No Name
- On Tour With...! Led Zeppelin
- The Junior Senator from Tennessee
- "The Governor hereby denies the petition for clemency..."
- Secret Agent Presley
ETA I FORGOT SEA CAPTAIN AND SHARK HUNTER ELVIS "QUINT" PRESLEY (THE INSPIRATION FOR THE CHARACTER IN JAWS
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Heechul and his backup dancers/singers for teinte!
Okay, I was going to clip some stuff from Attack on the Pin-up Boys where he's dancing with Shindong and Donghae (video) and from some videos because what is Super Junior but Heechul's Permanent Backup Dancer Troupe but then.
( BUT THEN. )
PS I miss Kim Kibum. &Toothy; :(
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There are lots of things I could talk about. Like, the stuff that everybody talks about. You know, the music*, the dude, the other dudes, THE NIGHT A STORM LITERALLY BLEW THE BIG MAN INTO THE BAR†, the LA years, &PATTI;, the political stuff, the butt, the guns, the night he crotched the world... crotched the whole world right in the face, that video in the sewers that had me loling for sixteen days straight‡, John Simm, the nostalgia, blah blah.
Instead I'm going to operate under the assumption that you're already in love with Bruce Springsteen, because why wouldn't you be, honestly, and you know all that stuff, and tell you about the night I fell in love with him.
I mean, I can actually pinpoint it, even if the shift where we all collectively lost our shit about him for seventeen pages is gone. BUT then someone posted a version of this and. AND:
Kragen explains, “The night before the recording session [for "We Are The World"] I was at the American Music Awards rehearsal and was told by one of the managers that the ‘rockers don’t like the song, it’s too pop for them and they don’t want to stand on the stage next to the non-rockers. They don’t think it’s a good image for them. So they’re leaving and not doing it anymore.’ But by the time the recording session came around, they had changed their minds. Later I found out they had gone to Bruce Springsteen, who had told them he was going ahead with it, as he was there to feed people and save lives. And at that moment they reneged on their threat to walk out.”I MEAN. UGH, dude, what ARE you.
The recording session for “We Are The World” took place Jan. 28, 1985, the same night of the American Music Awards ceremony.
As each artist made their way afterwards to the A&M studios on La Brea Avenue, limousine after limousine pulled into the studio lot, except for one specific artist Kragen was surprised to see.
“This crowd started to form” remembers Kragen, “and soon there was a big crowd around the entrance gates of the studio. I was at the gate and looked through the gates and saw this commotion in the crowd and this guy pushing his way through the crowd. He gets to the front gate, looks up to me and I realized it is Bruce Springsteen! And he says to me, ‘Man I got a great parking space right across the street in La Brea.’ He had driven himself there, parked the car himself and made his way through the crowd.”
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* my favorite album is NEBRASKA**
** my other favorite album is THE WILD, THE INNOCENT, AND THE E STREET SHUFFLE***