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I did one holiday fandom exchange this year for [livejournal.com profile] cap_ironman, where I had to make a minimum of 1000 words gift for my match. We all had to fill a form with a list of 'wants' and 'do not wants' plus long and short prompts. A LOT of the prompts from my giftee were great, so I wrote… 3 stories. Started one, got stuck, wrote a second inspired by my giftee's art, was still stuck on the first story so I wrote a third, and then managed to finish them all. All of the fics were fun to do, and for archive purposes here they are:

Unknown Caller (do not engage) (13416 words)
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: The Avengers - Ambiguous Fandom Alternate Universe
Rating: General Audiences
Relationships: Steve Rogers/Tony Stark
Characters: Steve Rogers, Tony Stark, Sam Wilson (Marvel), Natasha Romanov, James "Rhodey" Rhodes
Additional Tags: Alternate Universe - No Powers, Texting, Getting to Know Each Other, Identity Porn, Misunderstandings, Light Angst, First Kiss, Happy Ending, Protective Rhodey
Summary:

Steve had one job: exchange a couple of texts with a guy who thought he had Natasha's number, and let him down gently. It ends up being a lot more complicated than that.



Trying to find the in-betweens (4338 words)
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Marvel Cinematic Universe
Rating: General Audiences
Relationships: Steve Rogers/Tony Stark
Characters: Steve Rogers, Tony Stark
Additional Tags: Post-Captain America: Civil War (Movie), start of a fix-it, Halloween Costumes, Identity Porn, Secret Identity, Blindfolds, First Kiss
Summary:

The Avengers might be broken up, but Steve can't stand idly by while someone is publicly threatening Tony's life.



Love's old song will be new (5808 words)
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Iron Man Noir
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Relationships: Steve Rogers/Tony Stark
Characters: Tony Stark, Steve Rogers, James "Rhodey" Rhodes, James "Bucky" Barnes
Additional Tags: Post-Canon, First Meetings, Dancing Lessons, Period-Typical Homophobia, First Kiss
Summary:

Tony's plan for the evening was to have a drink with Rhodes before starting a new adventure. He wasn't counting on a gorgeous soldier catching his eye.




The last one is my first try at a comic book based Universe! Iron Man Noir is a 4 issues run where Tony is a famed adventurer in the late 1930's, à la Indiana Jones, but with more robots and failing hearts. A lot of fun. The canon is Steve-less, but I brought him in, of course. That's the one I am writing a sequel for, by the way. :)

So those are my last posted fic! I have one in editing right now, hopefully it won't take too long before I can post a story again.

What Kind of Writer ....

Feb. 16th, 2017 11:53 am
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This year I'd like my NaNoWriMo project to be an original work (as opposed to fanfic). I've participated in 7 NaNoWriMos since my first one in 2004. The first four were original works that sucked- two I "finished" - meaning I hit the 50K words by the end of November; the others never made it past 30K. After giving NaNo a pass for several years, in 2012 I jumped back in -"winning" with a Buffy the Vampire Slayer fanfiction novel that was total garbage. After sending the draft to the trash, I passed on the next two NaNos. I found that while I could hammer out 50K words in a month, I didn't feel like I was getting anything out of it. Getting hooked on Stargate SG-1 gave me a few ideas and a few more NaNoWriMo "wins" but once again this last December I found myself wondering - was it really worth it?

So I resolved to do two things this year -

1) Revise my last two NaNoWriMos (the Stargate fanfics). Not necessarily with a goal towards publishing/posting, but to use as material to work through a few "Revising your Novel" books/resources I've picked up.
2) Work on improving as a writer by focusing on weak areas- whether it be character arcs, plotting, world building, and of course the dreaded SPAG :P

So in the spirit of list item #2, I'm posting below the cut (don't worry) my answer to Workshop #1: What Kind of Writer - from Planning Your Novel. (Not a plug for the book - it just looked like something I might find useful).

What Kind of Writer )

a post! about tv!

Feb. 16th, 2017 12:27 am
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Just a personal opinion on semi current sci fi tv series. The Expanse >>>> Dark Matter. I'm not even sure why at the moment. I wanted to like Dark Matter but it just did very little for me. The Expanse has a slow storyline but I connected with some of the characters a little better.

Also I still love Continuum the best as far as these more recent scifi (and seemingly Canadian filmed mostly) shows. Any other similar-ish shows to recommend (and that are on a streaming service preferably!)?

Dear Writer

Feb. 15th, 2017 01:11 am
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Thank you for writing for me! I'm sure I will love anything you create! In the interests of making things a little easier I've included a few general likes/dislikes followed by more specifics for requested fandoms.

Ratings: Open to all

General Do Not Wants: MPREG, A/B/O, animals injured/killed, scat, bloodplay, adultery/cheating, crack!fic, character bashing

General Likes: I enjoy all types of stories - romance, mystery, AUs, scifi, horror. General fics, shipppy fics, angsty fics ... Almost anything except crack!fics.

Preferred Genres (for fandom5k): Fluff, Getting Together, Hurt/Comfort, Action/Adventure, AUs (all), Canon Style Plot - but I like/am open to receiving all.

1. Stargate SG-1
Group: Jack O'Neill/Samantha Carter - This is one of my few OTPs. Please don't pair either of them with someone else (although mentions of past canon relationships are fine).
Group: Jack O'Neill & Thor
Group: Samantha Carter & Catherine Langford
Group: Catherine Langford/Ernest Littlefield

Prompts: -
* Anything story focusing on Jack/Sam. It can be dark/angsty but I'd prefer if they wound up together/in a happy place in the end.
* Jack and Thor - I think there's a lot of potential for stories with these two. Send them on an adventure, put them in jeopardy and have Sam and/or the rest of the team save them, have them save the galaxy, focus on their friendship - two buds hanging out type of thing.
* Samantha Carter and Catherine Langsford - Catherine is an important female role model for Sam, they worked together on the Stargate program before Jack and the guys went to Abydos so a story with them working together whether pre-series, canon-related or even AU would be interesting.
* Catherine Langford/Ernest Littlefield - The tragic love story with a happy ending. Ernest told Catherine he'd imagined she was with him during all those years he was stranded, what kind of life did they have?

2. Doctor Who (2005)
Group: Tenth Doctor/Rose Tyler
Group: Tenth Doctor & Jack Harkness
Group: Tenth Doctor & Sarah Jane Smith
Character: Martha Jones

Prompts: Any type of canon style plot (which leaves things pretty wide open), Alternate/Parallel timelines/universes, trapped in time or space.

Martha has a lot of potential for stories - a story about her one year spent gathering forces against the master, or what she did after she stopped traveling with the doctor.

3. Highlander: The Series
Group: Methos & Joe Dawson
Character: Methos

Prompts: An adventure featuring Methos & Joe, Methos has lived for so long and has had many cover stories -

I'm not terribly fond of Richie Ryan, so I'd prefer he'd either be absent or play a very small role.

4. Star Trek: The Next Generation
Group: Beverly Crusher/Jean-Luc Picard - One of my favorite all-time pairings.
Group: Beverly Crusher & Q
Character Q

Prompts:
* Any story featuring Picard/Crusher
* Beverly and Q had a very antagonistic relationship in the series. Tempt Beverly with the powers of Q or strand them somewhere together where they need to depend on each other - or come to undestand/respect each other more.
* Q - his race his so powerful, yet he seems so lonely. A lot of potential stories including crossovers with any of the fandoms I've requested.

5. Stargate Atlantis
Character: John Sheppard
Character: Elizabeth Weir
Group: John Sheppard/Elizabeth Weir
Group: Teyla Emmagan/Ronon Dex

Prompts:
* John Sheppard during his time as a pilot pre-series
* Elizabeth Weir - a typical day in Atlantis with all the crises going on around her, she finds a time for a moment of calm - maybe she writes a letter ...
* A hurt/comfort story centering on John/Elizabeth
* Teyla and Ronon during the time they had been relocated when the lanteans temporarily retook Atlantis.

If you include Jack O'Neill in the story - please DO NOT pair him with anyone other than Sam Carter :-)

6. Travelers
Group: Grant MacLaren & Carly Shannon & Marcy Warton & Trevor Holden & Phillip Pearson

Prompts: My favorite characters are Trevor and Marcy, but I like them all.

7. Crossover Fandom
Group: Jack O'Neill (Stargate SG-1) & Jethro Gibbs (NCIS)
Group: Jack O'Neill (Stargate SG-1) & Tenth Doctor (Doctor Who 2005)
Group: Jack O'Neill (Stargate SG-1) & Q (Star Trek: The Next Generation)
Group: Janet Fraiser (Stargate SG-1) & Martha Jones (Doctor Who 2005)

Prompts:
* NCIS catches a case that involves marines stationed at the SGC. Can be told from either NCIS or Stargate perspective. Perhaps Jack & Gibbs knew each other from previous military assignments.
* Jack runs into the Tenth Doctor - perhaps the Doctor saves him or sets him back on course or vice versa.
* Jack runs into Q (either offworld where Q causes havoc) or on earth where Q causes havoc.
* Martha enlists former mentor Janet Fraiser's help during her one year walkabout
* Team/Gen fics are perfectly fine

Please DO NOT romantically/sexually pair Jack O'Neill with anyone other than Sam Carter.

GYWO Bingo Card Genres Card #1

Feb. 12th, 2017 07:07 am
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I really need an intervention on bingo challenges.

My first card for GYWO (Theme-Genres)