Apr. 12th, 2010 10:48 pm
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All my 40,000+ words of SMACKDOWN fic is up at AO3, if anyone is interested in reading/browsing it in an organized fashion.

See, I can copy-paste with one hand! I'll bombard TKO tomorrow, maybe.
peroxidepirate: (kel/easy way)
Title: Trickster's Pawn (part 2 of 2)
Rating: R
Length: about 2400 in this part; 5800 overall.
Fandom: Tamora Pierce, Tortall-verse (AU)
Characters: Keladry of Mindelan, Owen of Jesslaw. Also Iden, Warric and Buri
Summary: Kel's friend, Wen of Jesslaw, deals with life as a boy who's been tapped by the Trickster.

I'm not going to get stuffed back into a dress anytime soon... )

Part 1 is here.
Commentary on part 2 is here.
peroxidepirate: (kel/easy way)
Title: Trickster's Pawn (part 1 of 2)
Rating: R
Length: about 3400 in this part; 5800 overall.
Fandom: Tamora Pierce, Tortall-verse (AU)
Characters: Keladry of Mindelan, Owen of Jesslaw. Also Iden, Warric and Buri
Summary: Kel's new friend, Wendy of Jesslaw, isn't exactly what she first seems.

Note: Like Fencing Lessons, this started as a crack!fic idea and became oddly serious. "What if Owen was actually a girl?" turned into a coming of age story about a transgendered character. I hope I handled it well.

I haven't posted a lot of fic directly to this journal lately. I'm posting this one because I want to write a commentary on it, which is more an LJ thing than an AO3 or King's Own thing.

Also note that I'm futzing with ages and Jesslaw family relations a little to fit the story.

Finally, this began life as a series of (closely connected) Smackdown ficlets, which results in some slightly odd chapter breaks.

Love? I could take it or leave it. But I don't want to be any man's wife. Ever. )


Part 2 of 2 is here.
Commentary on Part 1 is here.

Smut Lite

Mar. 31st, 2010 09:42 am
peroxidepirate: (love at first sight)
(Using an icon I titled, "Love at First Sight," which is a statement appropriate to this entry. Because I like my boyslash-y icons, even though I hardly ever use them!)

A very quick, extremely slightly more fun entry: I'd like to thank the ladies of Goldenlake for making me appreciate the joys of R rated, and even PG-13 rated, smut.

This is where my fandom background makes things interesting: fans of Joss Whedon's various projects tend to like their smut hard (you even see an NC-21 tag, once in a while). And.... I'd be lying, big time, if I said I don't see the appeal. Ooh, do I!

So when Smackdown started out and people were talking about Operation: Smut, relating to a board with an R rating limit, my response was pretty much, "WTF?"

I totally get it now! It's the beauty of leaving just enough to the imagination, in literary form. And it's delicious. (And easier to do with originality, to my mind, than full-out porn fics.) This is definitely a lesson worth learning. (Have I  mentioned my extreme love for all things Goldenlake related? <3 )

Further commentary on writing, smut, and gender issues -- along with a March fic round up -- will probably be up Sunday. Which, ahem, is a great way to spend Easter.


Mar. 29th, 2010 12:05 am
peroxidepirate: (writing)

I've officially met my word count goal for the month of March, with three days to spare: 20,000 words (all of which are Smackdown fic). My word count for the year is now at 39,600, which I'm pretty sure is more than all of 2009 put together.

I think I'm now addicted to writing. Which, you know, isn't all bad.
peroxidepirate: (turn me)
Ok, so Smackdown is still going on. )

In other news, I haven't decided if I'm still doing the Firefly big bang I still love Firefly! )

Finally, Real Life. Real life is a random assortment of good and bad. )

This is pretty disjointed, and maybe should be broken up into like 3 separate entries, but I don't have it in me right now. It's been a long couple of days, I'm getting over a really nasty chest cold, and I'm kinda zonked now. But, you know, still optimistic, somehow.
peroxidepirate: (kel/easy way)
Last but not least, I have some observations on threesome fics and Kel/Buri/Raoul, which is my new OT3. I think it's a great thing for bi(-ish) girls to reclaim f/f/m fiction from skeezy straight boys who just want to look at two naked girls. (Edit to add: I don't mean to make it sound like I think a guy being interested in this kind of thing is automatic skeeze, only that it has to be handled with respect and it's 2/3 about the girls.)

  And yes, I talk about Nathan Fillion under the cut. )

(In case anyone's wondering, Part 2 is f-locked because it's a little personal. If you want me to friend you, just comment here with how we know each other!)
peroxidepirate: (kel/easy way)
After spending all last night writing & posting, I can't believe I spent so long in front of the computer today, too. But evidently, I had to get this out.

Round 1 of the Smackdown is over, and I know I'm not the only one saying, “Oh, thank God!” Rambles, mostly about writing, under the cut. )
peroxidepirate: (smackdown)
If it's not already obvious: I'm not doing a Smackdown Analysis this time. Usually I write them when I'm still thinking about the Smackdown but I need a break from writing fic, and that hasn't happened this round: I can't stop writing Kel/Buri fic! I'm  not complaining, at all. I'm just a bit perplexed, wondering where all this is coming from. Granted, I know some of it is pretty bad, and I'm totally going to post it anyway, because I can.

Ok, right. It's going on 3:30 a.m. here, and I can't believe I'm even awake, but now I'm all rambly. Must channel that into more fic!
peroxidepirate: (smackdown)
7-11 February 2010

Fight B
Faleron of King's Reach
Rikash Moonsword

Fight G
Sabine of Macayhill
Yukimi noh Daiomoru

(analysis under the cut.) )
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I wrote 24 Tortall-verse ficlets in the last week! Rather than post them all directly here, I decided to organize them on  AO3 and just provide links. (I do plan to just did put them up at Goldenlake's King's Own fan fiction archive as well.) Unless otherwise noted, these are all Kel/Uline, collections totaling 600 to 1200 words each, and rated T/PG-13. Also, I don't own any of these characters or settings, I'm just playing, transformative works, etc.

Knightly Virtues: Uline of Hannalof made a point of seeking out Page Keladry of Mindelan to offer encouragement and support. What if there was more to it than that? Series of seven ficlets set just after Kel and Uline meet for the first time.

One Small Change: AU in which Alanna's true identity was never publicly revealed. It seems like a small change, but twenty years later, Kel's life is very different as a result. Includes 4 Kel/Uline ficlets, and my lone Kel/Wyldon entry. This AU may show up in my future Smackdown entries, or it could become a series in its own right (depending on whether I can get that Firefly Big Bang done early).

Larger Than Life (R, 120 words): Short, immediate angst. From the outside looking in, Kel can do anything. But even the strongest have demons their loved ones don't always see. (Warning for possibly-triggery depression.)

At Fief Hannalof (R): Kel goes visiting. Six ficlets based on the quasi-canon fact (author-confirmed, but not in an actual book) that Kel's sister married one of Uline's relatives.

Random Ficlets: Mostly fluff, which didn't fit into any of the above. Includes "More than Pretty," in which the Royal Ladies are as useful as they are decorative; "Joining Forces," in which Kel is outnumbered by Uline and Alanna; and 3 other pieces.
peroxidepirate: (Default)
Writing's not an ambition for me or anything like that. It's just something I do. But it's something I like. It's something I miss, badly, during the times I'm not doing it.

I've realized, lately, that my writing skills are a lot more limited than I'd like. Specifically, I have trouble with plot, I lack staying power, I don't finish what I start, I rarely bother to outline or plan, and I'm much better at fanfic than at creating original characters. Since I'm not going to stop writing, I might as well work on some of these things.

writing plans under the cut. )

You might notice there's no Buffy on that list. If you friended me based on shared interest in Buffy the Vampire Slayer, I'll say right now that I won't be offended if you want to un-friend so as to not have all my stuff cluttering up your list. I'll probably still read and comment on your posts, though! I'm still a fan, I'm just... distracted.

As for this Smackdown thing... disorganized rambles under the cut. )

maybe I'd be better off saving my energy for Neal-or-Raoul and Buri? I just don't know.

peroxidepirate: (smackdown)

Fight A
Domitan of Masbolle
Wyldon of Cavall

Fight H
Alanna of Pirate's Swoop and Olau
Uline of Hannalof

What a way to start off the competition!


opinions & made-up theories about all competitors under the cut. )
peroxidepirate: (kel/easy way)
For any Tamora Pierce fans who don't know, Goldenlake is hosting a Fanfic Smackdown during the next two months. Sixteen characters -- seven female, nine male -- are competing for the hand and heart of Lady Knight Keladry of Mindelan (protagonist of the Protector of the Small books, and the inspiration for my icon, here). See the guidelines for details.

Fics from drabble-length up are eligible, as long as they haven't been posted somewhere before -- each posted fic that deals with the relationship between Kel and a contestant character counts as one point for that contestant. So please join us if you ship Kel with: Alanna of Pirate's Swoop and Olau, Baird of Queenscove, Buri Tourakom, Domitan of Masbolle, Faleron of King's Reach, Joren of Stone Mountain, Lalasa Isran, Nealan of Queenscove, Owen of Jesslaw, Raoul of Goldenlake and Malorie's Peak, Rikash Moonsword, Sabine of Macayhill, Uline of Hannalof, Vania of Conte, Wyldon of Cavall, and/or Yukimi noh Daiomoru.... or if you previously didn't, but think you could.

The first contest pits Uline of Hannalof against Alanna of Pirate's Swoop and Olau in one arena, and Wyldon of Cavall against Domitan of Masbolle in the other.

Schedule, and my COMPLETELY unbiased opinions, under the cut. )

Just realized I don't have a "het" tag yet. Ok, now I do, I'll see if I can remember to start using it...


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