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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

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

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

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

* 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

* 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)

* 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)