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Does anyone know/care to speculate on the likelihood of Goldenlake holding a holiday fic exchange this year? Because if there is going to be one, we ought to list it in the Yuletide "Has Its Own Holiday Exchange" list.

peroxidepirate: (reach your destiny)
Okay, cracky Emelan long!fic is officially begun. So far I have a litter of puppies who look like Little Bear, a mysterious droughtwort failure, Briar and at least two girls freaking out over it, and Tris magically spying on the herb sellers and discovering other herbs are also affected. Daja, supposedly my main character, has barely made an appearance. But. This is NaNo and I'm just gonna go with it!

I'm PeroxidePirate there, too, if anyone would like to be writing buddies.


Sep. 21st, 2011 08:43 pm
peroxidepirate: (fandom slut)
A meme, to help me get back to writing. Borrowed from [ profile] littlemissgriff.

1. Give me a character or pairing 
2. Give me a text from last night.
3. I'll write you a drabble or ficlet based on the scenario.

Fandoms: Pierce (any); Star Trek: TNG; Doctor Who 2005 to present; Torchwood S1-3; Buffy; Firefly.

I don't promise reliability here, but it sounds like fun. Hit me!
peroxidepirate: (fandom slut)
From [ profile] q_sama. This was fun!

The one who seduced you, screwed you over, broke your heart into a million pieces, and laughed about it Daria.

The old flame you don't see very often any more but whom you still enjoy getting together with for a few drinks and maybe a pleasant nostalgic romp Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

The mysterious dark one with whom you used to sit up talking until 3 AM at weird coffee houses and with whom you were quite smitten until you realized that s/he really was fucking crazy Firefly.

The one you spent a whole weekend in bed with and who drank up all your liquor and whom you'd really like to get with again, although you're relieved that s/he doesn't live in town:  Aurthurian mythology, specifically Catherine Christian's The Sword and the Flame.

The steady: none right now; the last was Emelan.

The alluring stranger whom you've flirted with at parties but have never gotten really serious with  Provost's Dog; also Bloody Jack.

The one you hang out with and have vague fantasies about maybe having a thing with, but ultimately you're just good buddies  Diana Wynne Jones, many books.

The one your friends keep introducing you to and who seems like a hell of a cool person except that it's never really gone anywhere  Doctor Who.

The one who's slept with all your friends, and you keep looking at him/her and thinking, "How the hell did you land all these cool people?"  Harry Potter.

The one who gave you the best damned summer of your life and against whom you measure all other potential partners  Tortall.

The one you recently met at a party and would like to get to know better  Twelve Houses.

The old flame you wouldn't totally object to hooking up with again for a one-night romp if only they'd clean up a bit  Star Trek: The Next Generation.

Your hot new flame Um, see above, though I don't know how serious it is.

The one who stole your significant other I once had a relationship fall to pieces over Daria and Dave Matthews Band. And Miriam's heart currently belongs to Doctor Who.
peroxidepirate: (fandom slut)
As many of you already know, I've resigned from moderating at Goldenlake. I haven't been on the board that much recently, and I'm really feeling the shortness of time, the long hours I'm working, and so many places (fandom and not) I'd like to direct whatever energy remains. I'm not leaving Pierce fandom entirely, and I'm sure I'll wander on over after I eventually read Bloodhound. Plus, one way or another, I'll try not to lose touch with my wonderful Glake friends! But I need to step back for a while.

Meanwhile, I'm slowly working my way through Star Trek: The Next Generation, and loving it with as much intensity as I did in the early 90s, when I saw it all the first time. I keep meaning to put up reaction posts to individual episodes, but so far I haven't because... well, I'd rather watch the next episode than stop to write about the one I just saw. *grin* I'm still on the first season, and delighted to be fangirling something with this much canon to enjoy.  

I'm still enamored with Doctor Who, too, in all of the incarnations I've seen. The second half of S6 starts up pretty soon, and I really would like to watch some classic Who, too. Also Torchwood: Miracle Day, which I must figure out how to get sometime soon.

Then, I've started Fortune and Fate as commute reading, and might have to track down more Sharon Shinn after that. And/or the rest of the Tomorrow series. Definitely the second and third Hunger Games books. And Will Grayson Will Grayson in paper-book form, since I loved it so much as an audio-book.

So you see the fangirl is not going to get bored any time soon.

Tangentially, I'm out of inspiration to write anything at all. I don't even know if I'll do NaNoWriMo this year. I need to recharge the creativity with no pressure on myself to meet deadlines or participate in events. I'm also missing the process of editing and refining what I write, so I might put some time into editing and/or expanding some of my recent fics. Anyway, I don't feel like I have writer's block, exactly -- just like I need a break, like I'm not ready to create anything else just now.

All of this means I'm dropping into fandom!lurker mode for now, if I'm involved in fandom(s) much at all. Eventually something will grab me strongly enough for me to return to searching out fandom communities and hunting down and/or writing fic... it always does! I just don't know what, or when.

Until then, this journal will be primarily "friends only," and about my day to day life (dogs, running, cooking, my friends and family). If I don't have you friended and you'd like me to, drop a line. If I do have you friended and you're not interested in that stuff, defriending amnesty is in full effect.
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In no particular order:

  1. I finally watched "The Rebel Flesh" yesterday and then managed to track down "The Almost People" via (redacted) so I could watch that, too, and asdloojflkadsgf ! Fangirl is still fangirling. (Also, I knew there was a twist, and I managed to figure out what it was about sixty seconds before it was revealed -- which, for me, is pretty damn good.) (So, likely spoilers in comments.)
  2. Clary/Mattes won SMACKDOWN, beating out Briar/Daja/Sandry/Tris by nine entries (out of almost 600). [ profile] treanz  continues to be a genius, and called it immediately after the fight closed, which is fantastic -- it could have come down to some hair-splitting in quality control, and I think we're all so much happier to have it decided. I'm delighted for Team C/M -- nobody really expected them to make it that far! And I had such fun in the final with the other Circlecest writers, which is what I wanted out of SMACKDOWN all along. *happy sigh*
  3. Have a Pony Generator, courtesy of [ profile] boosette . There will be Emelan ponies, and possibly GPOY (Gratuitous Pony of Yourself) versions of Miriam and I on my tumblr very soon.
peroxidepirate: (reading)
The fandom part of my brain has been filled up with Will of the Empress and current-season Doctor Who: both things I love, which plenty of other people criticize pretty harshly (and in the case of DW, at least, some of it is out and out hate). And it sometimes makes me wonder what I'm missing, what I'm not seeing that everybody else is seeing and up in arms over.

I can't answer that question, but I'm also not sure I need to. Here's the key thing, from my point of view:

No story is all things to all people. No story can be all things to all people. No story should be all things to all people. No story should try to be all things to all people.

That cuts both ways, of course. For me, that means forgiving a lot of things that some people find problematic in the stories I love -- River Song is a Mary Sue, and tiny DW 6.02 spoiler ), and Daja is in danger of being forgotten, and I don't care because there's another story out there where the shoe is on the other foot, and I probably love that one, too.

But... the stories I love, though they're not all things to me, are NOT the stories everyone loves.

I keep reminding myself, that's okay. There are an infinite number of stories, and no one will love them all, and none of them will be loved by everyone.
peroxidepirate: (one of the guys)
I've been pondering different things about Will of the Empress, since it just came up on Goldenlake's book club, and I just finished listening to it as an audio book. I wasn't active in Pierce fandom when it was published (I'd pretty much dropped offline after getting a condo and my first dog), but I do remember making my way back to the Dancing Dove to see what other people thought of the book after I'd read it.

spoilers, on the off chance anyone hasn't read it and is planning to. )


Feb. 24th, 2011 09:34 pm
peroxidepirate: (smackdown)
Well, then. I've found my SMACKDOWN OTP OT4.

Team Circlecest for the win! )

DUDE, two things just occurred to me:

1. In the fanfic world, I rarely feel a disconnect when I'm concurrently writing the same character(s) in two conflicting universes/storylines. Well, one of the stressful things about writing for NaNoWriMo last year was having to Decide which path I was taking -- when Olivia would confess her Big Secret; whether Anna would fall for Olivia or remain oblivious. But... there's nothing wrong with writing both, right? If/when I decide to write original fiction again, I should just let it happen if I get two contradictory inspirations, and then sort it out if I ever decide to try selling the thing. Obvious solution is obvious.

2. 40,000 words of SMACKDOWN fic; 50,000 word NaNo novel. That means I wrote another 50,000 words of fiction in bits and pieces over the rest of the year. That's a lot of short stories. (I know I already talked about this a while ago; I lost sight of it, and now it's surprising me all over again.) No wonder I wore myself out by the end of the year; the wonder is that I'm getting all inspired again already!


Dec. 3rd, 2010 05:17 pm
peroxidepirate: (writing)
First, [ profile] kitty_ryan  wrote me a fantastic Doctor Who fic, related to "The Girl in the Fireplace," La Belle en Vous Aimant. Reinette watches as Rose forgets to turn left. I've flailed like crazy about it on her LJ, and in a comment on the story itself, but I haven't yet recced it here. So. It's lovely; go read it.

Second, I've archived something like 15 recent stories at both Archive of Our Own and The King's Own (except for the one that wasn't Tamora Pierce fic; that one's only at A03), including various birthday fics for various people, and all my Peculiar Pairings entries. I also have one story and a couple of drabbles that have ribbons at TKO, because they placed in Piercefic and the Goldenlake Drabble Tournament!
peroxidepirate: (worried)
Whew! My very last PPF fic is up! Here, I'll just paste in the headers from Glake.

Title: Place of Safety
Rating: PG-13
Length: about 2500 words
Fandom: Emelan
Summary: Daja and Sandry talk things over and reach a conclusion.
Peculiar Pairing: Daja/Sandry; also Briar/Evvy, mention of Sandry/Rosethorn, and a bit of Daja/Lark if you squint.
Note: As threatened promised, this is fanfic of a fanfic, written as an early birthday present for Kit -- the brilliant idea is hers, really, but any sketchy characterization or awkward prose is mine.

[ profile] kitty_ryan , I hope your month is off to a fantastic start! In case I'm in a NaNo vortex later, and also because of PPF, and also because I need to stop tweaking this already, I'm posting it early. ♥

(Side note: I'm at just over 6000 NaNo words! Squee!)
peroxidepirate: (reach your destiny)
Title: Wide World Before Me
Fandom: Tamora Pierce (Emelan universe)
Length: approx. 10,000 words
Rating: R (due to one scene that deals with war, alludes to rape, and includes the death of a minor character)
Summary: In the months after Will of the Empress, Daja and the rest of the Circle work toward finding a way to heal.

Notes: This was written as a series of ficlets, for the August 2010 prompts at the LJ 31_days community. As such, it's not necessarily a complete story, though all of the ficlets are connected and (except for one rearrangement at the very end) all are sequential. Eventually I'd like to expand this and fill in some of the gaps between ficlets, but for now, I thought I might as well post it here.

Also note: fic is at my Dreamwidth account, because it's too big for one post here on Livejournal.

"It was still summer in Emelan: real summer, the kind Namorn would never know."


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