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13 June 2020 @ 12:00 am
Important note before you read the rest of this entry:

I am REALLY BAD at keeping this post updated. And not all my fics have even been posted to my journal lately. So, reliable places to find each fandom I have written in:

October Daye: AO3
White Collar: AO3 or this LJ tag (less complete list than AO3)
Criminal Minds: FFN
Stargate Atlantis: this LJ tag, or the links below may actually be the most reliable source
Sherlock: this LJ tag
CSI: New York: FFN (but a way older account than the CM one!)

I've also written one or two fics in Vorkosigan, MCU, Star Trek: Voyager, Warehouse 13, Welcome to Night Vale and possibly a couple others that I've forgotten. They're somewhere in my general AO3 pile too.

The series landing page for Free of Surface Ties, the Fallen London/White Collar fusion AU which I've been writing with is here on AO3.

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Give me an interesting word, a canon, and (if you like) a character. I'll write you a ficlet.

(I guarantee to fill the first five prompts, after that I will still do my best but historically I fail a lot.)

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10 June 2014 @ 11:51 pm
It's hc_bingo signup time again! *does a happy little dance*

Although, hc_bingo is also the thing I'm totally the most embarrassed about having on LJ for my non-fandom friends to see. Like, "heeeey guys, I like you lots and I want you to think I'm cool, please don't judge me too much for my weird narrative kinks!"

Anyway. Card.

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18 May 2014 @ 08:29 pm
Title: Enemies
Characters/Pairing: Mozzie, Neal, Peter; Gen
Rating: T
Word count: 5000
Content Notes: Non-consensual drug use, depictions of anxiety and paranoia
Other Notes: This fills the "tyranny/rebellion" square of my hc_bingo card, which is the LAST square. Now I have achieved a blackout and will never need to write hurt/comfort again! Totally.
Thank you to sholio for the helpful advice!

Summary: When you can't tell friend from foe, the person to seek help from is the one who trusts nobody.

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Meme I took from pooh_collector:

Everyone should post their ten most CRUCIAL CRUCIAL CRUCIAL-ASS movies, like the movies that explain everything about yourselves in your current incarnations (not necessarily your ten favorite movies but the ten movies that you, as a person existing currently, feel would help people get to know you) (they can change later on obviously).

In no particular order:

1. Pan's Labyrinth

2. Howl's Moving Castle

3. Catching Fire

4. Pacific Rim

5. Star Wars: The Phantom Menace

6. The Lord of the Rings (if I have to pick one I choose The Two Towers)

7. V for Vendetta

8. Cold Mountain

9. Serenity

10. Alice Through the Looking Glass (1998 British TV movie version)

I will expand on why I picked any of these in comments if anyone's at all interested!

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08 May 2014 @ 09:32 pm
Right, this is the thing I am posting for my hc_bingo's "accidentally mating for life" square because I still HATE all iterations of that trope and this is literally the closest thing I'm ever going to get to it.

This is a fic snippet from when sholio and I accidentally started writing a White Collar AU in which all the characters were Fae. Well, she wrote setup and world building and excellent stuff like that, and then I skipped way ahead because I wanted to write gratuitous hurt/comfort. So when you read this and go "but there's no context, what happened previously?" the answer is that I don't know because never got around making actual plot. Hopefully the h/c will suffice for now.

Relevant background: Neal is Cait Sidhe — a cat fae — and Peter is half Cu Sidhe and half Tuatha De Dannon, so half dog fae and with teleporting powers. Peter is a knight in June's court, and Neal is… Neal. Then plot stuff happened. Neal got shot. The usual.

1000 words, gen.

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07 May 2014 @ 07:30 pm
Day 10 - A song that makes you fall asleep
All Good Things (Come To An End) — Nelly Futardo

I just really love this one. It's had a lot of repeat plays. This is one I used to have on loop to work/revise to in sixth form, actually, because it's nice relaxing noise.

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Day 11 - A song from your favourite band
Speed the Collapse — Metric

This was a really hard question to answer -- I have quite a lot of bands I love! But I haven't used a Metric song for any of my other meme answers, so I'll go with them. This is also one of my favourite apocalypse songs. (I have a lot of favourite apocalypse songs.)

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Day 12 - A song from a band you hate
A Light As Bright As Ours — Sandi Thom

Yeah, this is the "I wish I was a punk rocker" singer. Which is one of the most annoying songs I know XD But this one is okay! Although I have no idea why I have it in my music collection -- I think may be one my sister added way back when she used to steal my laptop...

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06 May 2014 @ 05:29 pm
Signal boost for all interested parties: [community profile] aftertheendtimes is now open for business!

This is a community for fans of all of Seanan McGuire/Mira Grant's series: Newsflesh, October Daye, InCryptid, and all shorter works. It's a place for discussions as well as posting any and all fic/art/meta/etc. I believe there's going to be an upcoming read-along of Newsflesh, to commemerate the in-universe date for the Rising. (You may wish to avoid the SDCC this year...)

Anyway, come say hi :)

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04 May 2014 @ 09:06 pm
Title: Caretaking
Characters/Pairing: Diana, Neal, Peter; Gen
Rating: T
Word count: 2000
Content Notes: Vomiting
Other Notes: Yeah, I'm back to writing plotless h/c. This is for the "food poisoning" square on my hc_bingo card.

Summary: Having their cover blown was bad enough. Then Diana found she also had to look after Neal.

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Title: if you hurry you can still catch the tide
Characters/Pairing: Kate, Adler, Neal, Fowler; Kate/Neal but mostly gen
Rating: T
Word count: 2,500
Content Notes: Coercion/blackmail (non-sexual). Season 1 AU.
Other Notes: Written for [personal profile] magibrain's prompt on collarcorner. Title from a Seanan McGuire song.
Claiming as the "caught in a robbery" square for my hc_bingo card.

Summary: Kate is a selkie. Adler stole her skin.

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In the interests of holding myself publicly accountable:

A couple of friends and I have agreed that we're all going to write ridiculous gay YA novels. Between now and the end of August.

Mine is going to be about space whales. And space mermaids. And lesbians. IN SPACE.

Wish me luck :P

(Also I FULLY intend to blackout my bingo card, because I only need to write four more fics to have done one for each of my 25 squares. And then I will have achieved a blackout once in my life and I never need to do it again.)

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27 April 2014 @ 11:38 pm
Day 07 - A song that reminds you of a certain event
Bow to the Crown — Heather Dale

I listened to Heather Dale a lot right before my Finals. (She's good listening on the way to job interviews, too!) For people unfamiliar with her she is a member of the Society for Creative Anachronism, and that's what her songs are. Medieval style, with chivalry and quests but also lady knights and magic and all these stories about fictional places which are basically out of ren-faires or Merlin or something. And they're delightful.

This particular one is about knights fighting in a tournament. (Deliberately, there are no genders attached to either the knights or their sweethearts, which I think is a lovely touch.) It was great pre-Finals music to listen to!

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Day 08 - A song that you know all the words to
Piazza, New York Catcher — Belle & Sebastian

This question was a bit tricky to answer -- I just automatically pick up and memorise song lyrics, and therefore I know pretty much all the lyrics to all my songs. But I really like this one, and it's a fun song to sing along to!

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Day 09 - A song that you can dance to
Never Look Away — Vienna Teng

This is my favourite song from her newest album. And it's so great! you are made of nebulas and novas and night sky / you’re made of memories you bury or live by I also think this would make a great vid song -- I want to make a Warehouse 13 team vid to it.

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27 April 2014 @ 02:26 am
I have more fics! Both posted on AO3.

Glittering Bright (Warehouse 13)
Helena/Myka, 1500 words
Written for cosmic_llin in the Holiday Aisle exchange. The prompt was "bonfire night".
Having completed an assignment in England, Helena persuades Myka to come on a date to the local bonfire night celebration with the promise of toffee apples, fireworks, and almost certainly no rogue Artifacts...

she's had her fill of destinies (October Daye)
May & Quentin, 1100 words
Missing scene for An Artificial Night, written for the "branding" square on my hc_bingo card.
May goes shopping for some clothes of her own. Quentin goes with her.


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25 April 2014 @ 04:46 am
This fic requires a little explanation. The mechanic used within is adapted from the computer game Bioshock Infinite, purely for my own amusement. Absolutely no knowledge of Bioshock is required to read this fic, and no actual game character or settings are used "on-screen" (this being set some 50-odd years after the canon), but the fic does spoil a couple of the key reveals of the game. If you want a quick overview (and to see the inspiration for this fairly bizarre crossover), I can't recommend this fanvid by [personal profile] violace highly enough.

Title: Laws of Gravity
Characters/Pairings: Neal, Elizabeth, Peter, Mozzie; mostly gen but with various alt-pairings in different sections.
Rating: T
Word count: 15,000
Content Notes: Spoilers up to the end of season 5. Acts of violence with ambiguous results. Mentions of cancer.
Other Notes: Beta-read by sholio, and also written for her prompt at collarcorner. This fills the "magical trouble" square on my hc_bingo card.
The absolutely STUNNING art is by the amazingly talented kanarek13. Thank you so much! ♥ (Tell her how awesome it is!)

Summary: When the hood comes off, Neal learns that his kidnapping was masterminded in a different universe altogether, by someone utterly unexpected. And then an accident sends him tumbling between worlds, lost and in freefall…

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Part 2 // AO3

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Title: meet and part and recombine
Characters/Pairing: May, Etienne, Sylvester; Gen
Rating: G
Word count: 1300
Content Notes: Spoilers up to An Artificial Night.
Other Notes: Using this for the "body image issues" square on my hc_bingo card.
Beta'd by sholio.

Summary: After losing Toby in Lily's knowe, May is summoned by Sylvester to Shadowed Hills.

Read on AO3


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(Sorry, I've had to turn anon comments off again, I just can't keep up with the absolute flood of spam I'm getting :( They're still enabled on the mirrored dreamwidth posts.)

Title: you've been taken by the wind
Characters/Pairing: Neal, June, Peter, Mozzie; Gen
Rating: T
Word count: 2100
Content Notes: Character death, progressive memory loss, assisted suicide
Other Notes: This is a somewhat loose interpretation of the "de-age" square on my hc_bingo card. I floated the idea of doing a sort of Flowers for Algenon thing, and sholio and florastuart were unwise enough to encourage me.

Summary: He used to be able to look at a problem and see connections everywhere, golden glittering wires connecting everything, and now they're gone.

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30 March 2014 @ 02:07 am
Unrelated note: I've had to turn off anon commenting on LJ. I've been getting an enormous volume of spam, about one an hour! They're currently enabled on DW -- I'll see how this goes.

Day 04 - A song that makes you sad
Samson — Regina Spektor

This is one of the songs which no one will ever convince me is not about lesbians, because it totally is. (Note: please don't actually try to convince me.) Also I've spent the last year planning in my head how I want to do a Myka/HG vid to it, and definitely plan to make it after Warehouse 13 finishes airing.

I love the sweetness about this song, and the sadness. It's got beautiful lyrics. We couldn't bring the columns down, no we couldn't destroy a single one / and the history books forgot about us and the bible didn't mention us, not even once.

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Day 05 - A song that reminds you of someone
Pressure Suit — Aqualung

This is song which I was given by Esvan, during the period of my life when I was in 6th form and had literally no one to talk to (and he was in his first year of uni) and I was just incredibly lonely and depressed and suicidal. But he sent me a song and I played it over and over and over and just. It's such a good song. Somewhere far beneath your pointed tongue and teeth is where you really are and just the repeated it's alright was so much what I needed right then, and yeah. Esvan's song. ♥

Dammit, now I'm crying.

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Day 06 - A song that reminds of you of somewhere
Fire And Rain — James Taylor

Years ago, we went on holiday each summer to France, to the Alps and to the south. We'd drive there, and go between campsites which were all in the middle of nowhere, with all the camping stuff for three weeks wedged into one car (because apparently it cost a load to take the little trailer on the ferry). But basically there was a lot of driving. And we'd all make one or two mixtapes each to be played in the car (except my mother, who was too busy actually organising the holiday). My sister's tapes were universally hated by everyone else, being comprised of Atomic Kitten and the Sugarbabes and the like. Mine were bizarre mixtures with Steeleye Span wedged up next to Snow Patrol and the end-songs from LOTR and Death Cab for Cutie and Cat Stevens in a way that I thought was great. And dad's tended to be made of the exact same songs every year, even though he made new ones every time. (This meant that I never had to put them on mine unless I wanted a duplicate, which worked great for me!)

So this song is France. There are actually lots that are, the ones that dad repeated every year -- James Taylor and Neal Young and Carol King and other artists I can't remember although I could still sing you their songs. But I picked this one here because it's a specific place to me -- driving through a golden evening on a high, narrow road above a long reservoir that we'd spent all day beside. Cork oaks beside the road, all glowing gold in the sunset. That's this song.

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